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Body Chemistry and Beauty

In America, we are constantly fighting health problems, especially including skin concerns. Is your skin consistently inflamed, discolored or breaking out. Maybe complexion issues are more than just skin deep. Have you ever wondered if body chemistry and beauty affect one another?

What the doctors don’t tell you is that your skin and hair reflect your inner health. If you are breaking out with acne or rosacea, if your skin is discolored or if you have deep lines, it usually means you are lacking in a nutrient that is essential to your health. High yeast body chemistry and beautylevels, high sugary diets, malnutrition (this does not mean a lack of food), diets high in processed, greasy or trans-fat foods, foods with chemical preservatives and added hormones, genetically modified foods (GMOs), foods with dye are all foods that will cause inflammation in your body and add cancer producing cells to run your body’s chemistry. To the side is a chart (provided by diagraming the foods that cause your body to be more acid, therefore creating an environment for inflammation, which will reflect in your hair and skin.

So, what can you do? Below are steps to help your skin reflect your true outer beauty:

  1. Avoid foods that land on the acid side of the chart.
  2. Eat more foods that have high alkalinity.
  3. Eat more organic and fresh foods.
  4. Add a whole food supplement to fill in the gaps of nutrition (like Standard Process or Zeal).
  5. Avoid GMOs, added hormones, chemical preservatives and additives, dyes.
  6. Add an organic skin care regimen, such as Eminence Organic Skin Care for surface control.

DISCLAIMER: THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. Please consult a physician before making any medical decisions based on this article.

Win a FREE Tahitian Facial

Lucy (Sizzor Shak's on-staff esthetician)

How does winning a free Tahitian Facial ($65 Value) for you & a friend sound? Sounds pretty exciting to us!

Here’s what you need to do:

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The sweepstakes ends on October 22nd. The more friends you invite to the sweepstakes, the better chance you have to win!

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sweetTea Media Video in Sizzor Shak – Collinsville Hair Salon

We’d like to send a special thank you out to Andrea & all of her bridesmaids for choosing Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa for her very special day! You ladies looked incredible!

Also, thanks to sweetTea Media for capturing such an amazing video! Please everyone make sure you check out there website; you won’t be disappointed!

Andrea & Alex {Collinsville IL} from sweetTea media on Vimeo.

Sizzor Shak on Fox 2 News

Betsey Bruce from Fox 2 News stopped into Sizzor Shak to interview co-owner Scott Weber about the Downtown Collinsville 159 Expansion Project. She asked Scott about how the construction has affected the traffic of the businesses. Bruce also mentioned our friends at Ashmann’s Pharmacy & interviewed Dale, from Terry’s Appliance Center. Check out the video below to see Scott get interviewed.

We would also like to thank Baxmeyer Construction & Andy from IDOT for working so closely with Sizzor Shak so that in the process of this transition, we’ve been able to serve our clients to the very best of our ability. In addition, another big thank you goes out to our clients for being so amazing & so loyal to this Collinsville salon; we are so proud to serve you.

Miss Oklahoma Morgan Woolard Stops By The Shak

A few weeks ago, Miss Oklahoma Morgan Woolard stopped into Sizzor Shak before her photo shoot with photographer, Kyle Weber. We styled her beautiful blonde hair & gave her an amazing make over with our airbrushed make up. She looked stunning!

We loved having Morgan at Sizzor Shak, she was a delight to be around & we can’t wait to have her back at The Shak. We love the photos that Kyle & his fantastic crew captured of Morgan. Here are some samples:

See each set in its entirety on Kyle’s Website:
Click here for Morgan on Rollerskates.
Click here for Morgan as a Hot Nerd.

Spring Style

Finally … spring has sprung! It is time to pack up our sweaters and corduroys and break out our florals and stripes … both of which made a bold appearance on the runways during New York Fashion Week.

Other trends spotted on the runways:

Crisp whites – from soft tees to flowing skirts. Calvin Klein showcased tailored white pants suits in his collection. Wear white alone, or pair with this season’s bold colors and fantastic prints for a great spring look.

Nautical – pair those whites with naval stripes, bright primary colors, and you’ll be set for a high fashion day!

70’s style – flouncy and fluid clothes with a vintage feel. Also called pajama dressing, this look feels casual and luxurious at the same time.
Another nod to the seventies seen on the runways: belted wide-leg pants, high waists, and denim on denim ensembles.

Eclectic Chic – get the best use out of your fashion investment by embracing this look. Eclectic chic embodies flounces paired with structured jackets, mixing and matching prints and textures, and embracing a crepey silhouette.

Collinsville High School Prom Day 2010

Our Collinsville high school beauties filled the air with excitement at Sizzor Shak this last Saturday. The Shak was packed! Everyone looked so beautiful preparing for the CHS Prom & The Shak Girls had a blast styling their updo’s and putting on their airbrush make up.

If you haven’t made an appointment for your prom hair & make up yet, our book is filing up quickly! If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable experience, you can book a group of your friends together at the same time. Call us now at 618-345-6446. Let us help you bring out your natural beauty!

Cardinals Season Opener

In celebration of the Cardinals season opening day, the Shak Girls dressed up in their favorite Cardinals gear. We thought it was so cute that we wanted to share it with you!

Also, don’t forget that you have a chance to win Free Cardinals Tickets when you check into Sizzor Shak next time you visit! We can’t wait to see you!

Ricky Horton Visits – Win Free Cards Tickets

Cardinals Announcer Ricky Horton

Erik Arneson, Scott Weber, Ricky Horton - Photo by: Kyle Weber

In honor of Ricky Horton stopping into Sizzor Shak with Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s Metro East Area Director, Erik Arneson, someone will win 2 Free Cardinals Tickets!

How To Win

Next time you stop into Sizzor Shak, take out your smart phone & “check in” to Sizzor Shak using Facebook Places & tell your friends what you’re doing there. Show the receptionist that you “checked in” & she’ll enter your name into our drawing for 2 Free Cards Tickets!

The drawing will be on April 30th.

We also want to thank Ricky Horton & Erik Arnerson for stopping into The Shak! We are proud to call them friends & can’t wait to see them again!

Have You Booked Your Appointment For Prom?

Getting your hair & airbrush make up done for prom at Sizzor Shak is like having a party in a cloud of glitter & glam with all of your friends! The buzz will keep you coming back year after year! If you haven’t made your appointment yet, don’t wait another minute! We are booking up fast & we want to make sure you get the best makeover yet! Whether you go to Collinsville, Edwardsville, Triad, Metro East Lutheran, O’fallon, Granite City, or anywhere in the Metro East, call 618-345-6446 today!

Last week, we had Kyle Weber take photos of the very beautiful Missy, daughter of Sheila, one of our very own Shak Girls! Megan glitzed & glammed Missy up with a prom updo along with airbrush make up for the photoshoot. Check out her photos below! Read more