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The Wonderful World of Watermelon & Beauty

What tastes best on a hot summer’s day? There’s nothing better and more refreshing than the bite of a fresh cut watermelon in the heat of the day. Have you ever known someone to pass up that bowl of juicy melon? Probably not.

Better than refreshing, did you know that watermelon offers a whole list of health benefits that will help your summer beauty glow as well? Watermelon has been said to be one of the world’s most beneficial foods, according to new studies.

Watermelon produces lycopene, which is a phytonutrient important to cardiovascular and bone health. It’s also very high in Vitamin C, which is essential for collagen production. Vitamin C helps speed up healing from cuts, burns, common colds and much more. It also helps fight free-radicals that attack your skin, making you look older. By fighting free-radicals, your skin will look younger and much more radiant.

Dr. Mercola, a well-known doctor that emphasizes natural health options says,

“Watermelon has ingredients that deliver beneficial effects to the body’s blood vessels and may even increase libido [through scientific studies]. Phytonutrients with the ability to relax blood vessels (and maybe even prevent erectile dysfunction) include lycopene, betacarotene, and the more unfamiliar citrulline, which converts to arginine, an amino acid. When this compound is ingested, it dramatically strengthens the heart and circulation system. This may also serve in the treatment of angina, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular ailments.”

When circulation is increased in the body, inflammation is reduced giving the skin a more radiant appearance and clearing up skin blemishes. Increasing blood circulation in the body delivers more healing properties.

Increase of libido helps fight depression and fatigue. As you know, when you are feeling energetic, your demeanor also gives the appearance of a fully rested individual.

Case-in-point, eat watermelon until your heart’s content and be beautiful!

Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model 2012 Photos

SSNTM 2012 Winner Photos

Here are a few sample photos from the 2012 Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model photoshoot with our winner Jacey. Keep your eye out for these photos in our upcoming marketing materials. Once again, congratulations to Jacey for doing such a great job on becoming Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model!

Photos by Kyle Weber.

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Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model Winner 2012

The Results Are In!

First of all, thank you to everyone who got involved this year in Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model. It ended with a bang & we had so many votes come in for the final 5 contestants. These girls did an amazing job promoting themselves & each of them should be so proud to have made it this far!


The Moment You’ve Been Waiting For

Drum roll please…

Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model – Jacey


Jacey wins the following:

  • iPod Touch
  • Free haircuts for one year
  • Photo shoot with Kyle Weber in an ad campaign as Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model which includes color, cut, style, & airbrushed make up
  • Basket of haircare products

First Runner Up – Kayla


Kayla wins the following:

  • $50 Gift Card To Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa
  • Basket of haircare products

Second Runner Up – Alyssa


Alyssa wins the following:

  • $25 Gift Card To Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa
  • Basket of haircare products

Thanks again to all the girls who competed this year & to everyone who voted & made this competition such a success! Congratulations Jacey on winning Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model 2012!

Hair & Make Up Shots of Suzy

We loved having Suzy at the Shak to get her hair & airbrush make up done for some new promotional shots for our salon & color spa. She is definitely a one-of-a-kind beauty & we absolutely loved how the photos turned out. We can’t to use them for our future marketing campaigns. Also, Hailey did a fantastic job getting Suzy’s look just right for the photoshoot with Kyle Weber. Take a peek!

For your next special event, make sure you stop into Sizzor Shak on Main Street in Collinsville, which is located right between Edwardsville/Maryville & Fairview Heights. CLICK HERE to see more photos from our Hair & Make Up Gallery!

Credits

Model: Suzy
Hair & Make Up: Hailey of Sizzor Shak
Photography: Kyle Weber

The Top 5 – Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model 2012

Thank you to everyone who voted in Round 2 of Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model! Again, we had thousands of votes trickle in & we are flattered at how many of you are participating! The voting this round was even more intense than the last round! In fact, the 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th positions were all within 5 votes of each other so it was really anyone’s game!

Out of the 13 girls who made it to Round 2, the 5 with the most votes at the end of this last voting week are advancing to the next round.

Congratulations to those who have advanced & thank you so much to everyone who entered the competition!

The Next Round of Voting begins April 2nd & ends April 8th! Best Wishes!


The Top 12 – Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model 2012

Thank you to everyone who voted in Round 1 of Sizzor Shak’s Next Top Model! We had thousands of votes pour in & we graciously thank you for your patience & for your participation! We couldn’t be more excited about how intense the voting got!

Out of the 42 girls who entered the competition, the 12 with the most votes at the end of the voting week are advancing to the next round, with one exception. In the fashion of American Idol, we have thrown an exciting twist into the mixture! The Shak Girls got to save someone! This is how we did it: each Shak Girl got to choose their 3 favorite contestants out of those who didn’t advance to the top 12, then we tallied up all of their votes, & that determined who the Shak Girls saved. So our top 12 just got a little addition!

Congratulations to those who have advanced & thank you so much to everyone who entered the competition!

The Following Contestants Will Advance to Round 2

The Next Round of Voting begins March 19th & ends March 25th! Best Wishes!

Hair & Make Up Shots With Model Kendra

Shak girls, Melissa & Michelle, did a lovely job on the hair & make up for our gorgeous model, Kendra. Our favorite photographer, Kyle Weber, did the shoot for us.

Next time you have a special occasion, let Sizzor Shak take care of your hair & makeup. You’ll be the belle of the ball with what our stylists can do for you. Our airbrush make up is formulated to work with digital photography, so the photos of you at your special event will look flawless.

Click Here to see Sizzor Shak’s Hair & Makeup Gallery Portfolio!

CREDITS:

Model: Kendra Stylist: Michelle MUA: Melissa Photographer: Kyle Weber Assistant: Kim

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.

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!

Beautiful Hair Never Takes A Snow Day

Early this morning, Scott & Linda Weber along with sons, Blake & Kyle Weber, journeyed out through the winter wonderland to Downtown Collinsville to shovel the snow off of the sidewalks.

“We want all of our valued & loyal customers to make it through the doors of Sizzor Shak without ending up soaking wet from the knees down,” says Scott Weber. “That’s why we go the extra mile to clear the walk ways. Plus, our customers are worth it!”

Scott has even been known to work beyond what’s just in front of Sizzor Shak & help out his neighboring businesses on Main Street. Check out this video from this morning:

Don’t forget to check out Sizzor Shak if you’ve been searching through salons in Collinsville, Edwardsville, Troy, Maryville, or anywhere else in the St. Louis area. Our work is guaranteed & we know you’ll love The Shak Family!