Beauty Tips & Tricks

Photo by: Kyle Weber

9 Things To Get You Summer Lovin’

The Shak Girls of Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa list their favorite things about summertime!

1. Flirty Skirts
“Fun, flowered, swirly skirts. They are perfect to keep you cool on hot summer days and show off your legs on hot summer nights!”

2. Conditioning & Detangling
“I like to use leave-in conditioner to detangle & condition my hair while I’m out at the lake swimming with friends.”

3. Smooth Skin
Spending my summer at the pool always required daily shaving – until I began waxing. What a difference it has made on my skin … and on my time!

4. Curly Hair
“The new beach wave perms. Everyone who gets them can count on a summer of great hair – even if you go out with your hair wet!”

5. Pretty Toes
“Wearing sandals and showing off my crazy toenails. I love all the different colors and designs I can use to show off my feet!”

6. Fresh Flowers
“Flowers from my garden. Arrangements of hydrangeas, dahlias, and sunflowers mixed with kitchen herbs always delight my family and friends.”

7. Sunglasses
“Wearing my sunglasses all the time! They are the only accessory I need.”

8. Flip Flops
“I just got some pink, orange, and purple flip flops. I can bling them out and jazz up any outfit!”

9. Family Time
“Daylight until 8pm, barbeque, and time with family and friends. These are beautiful things to me!”

Strawberries – The Great Fruit Fix

Did you know your body does not produce Vitamin C on it’s own? Not only is this vitamin important for warding off the dreaded cold, but it also helps your body produce collagen, which keeps your skin firm. Strawberries are a delicious source of Vitamin C, so eat them up!IMG_0928

To make your own beauty treatment, puree 3-4 good sized strawberries along with the juice of one lemon and ½ cup of plain yogurt. Let the treatment chill in the refrigerator, then apply liberally to your face and neck. This facial helps to tighten your pores and lighten skin discolorations that are common from sun exposure. After rinsing, be sure to apply an SPF lotion, as Vitamin C makes you extremely sensitive to UV rays.

The Beach Wave

Tired of your boring, straight hair? Do you hate the old fashioned perms that just don’t give you the “wave” that you want? Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa has the answer to your problem. This is not your mom’s out-of-date perm.

beach_wavesA new technology using Blocks instead of the old perm rods give the hair a soft, unique wave and cushion the hair to keep it from frizzing. The blocks are also designed to help hold the perm in during processing instead of leaking off of the hair before it has a chance to soak in.

“This unique application and gentle formula contains no thio, and utilizes natural cysteamine, a natural amino acid, to realign the hair’s internal bonds to create a soft, sensuous wave. This gentle formula is safe for color-treated hair and incorporates Keratin Fusion Restructurizing Serum to infuse hair with silk and human hair keratin amino acids which strengthen, protect and add shine.” (

So, to add shine, volume and wave to your hair, get the Beach Wave- a PERFECT summer style. Call now for your appointment 618-345-6446.

Break Out Of Your Hair Rut With 3 Looks

We recommend using a moisturizing cream to help define the curls. When your hair is wet, work in Curls Rock: Leave in Conditioner and then let your hair air-dry.CollinsvilleSalon

We recommend letting your hair air-dry then flat iron your hair with a heat protectant and hairspray in one, which we would recommend Straight Sexy Hair: Smooth and Protect.

We would recommend letting your hair have a little wave by using Redken Fabricate through out your hair then letting it air-dry. Then use a loose ponytail and pull your hair up into a little bun.

All of these products can be purchased here at the Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa.

3 Tricks To Get the Perfect Ponytail

Check out Sizzor Shak’s 3 little tricks to get the perfect ponytail:

1. Spritz your brush with a shine enhancing spray like BedHead’s Superficial Smoothing Liquid.Voted #1 Salon in Collinsville - Sizzor Shak This spray will control the fly-aways & frizz, while adding a delicious scent to your hair.

2. To create just the right amount of bounce, use your brush to comb your hair straight back and secure it right between your nape & your crown.

3. Take a piece of hair from the underside of your ponytail (about a pinky’s width will do). Wrap it around your hair elastic & secure with a bobby pin. Then, spray it with Phyto Organics VaporGel, a firm hold micro-gel mist that adds flexibility and texture, along with UV protection.

Apply these 3 tricks & you’ll be on your way to achieving the perfect ponytail. For more information on products that will increase the beauty of your hair, stop by & see us at Sizzor Shak – Your “voted #1” Collinsville salon.

4 Tips on Finding the Best Hair Salon For You

It’s not always easy finding that salon that fits you just perfectly, but here are 4 little tips to help you find just what you’re looking for:

Discover what people are saying. Ask around & read reviews. Collect as many different testimonials & opinions as possible to determine whether that salon is a good fit for you. collinsvillesalonRemember that a reputation can say a lot about how a salon values their guests.

Look into the history of the salon. Find out how long they have had their doors open. You can almost always conclude that the longer a salon has been in business, the more experienced stylists you’ll find along with a superior educational system to train the new stylists in understanding the tricks of the trade.

It’s not always necessary to pay top dollar for a haircut. However, remember this general rule of thumb: “The cheaper the price of the cut, the cheaper the look of the cut.” You definitely get what you pay for. Linda Weber, owner of Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa, says:Never settle for a discount image at a bargain price; invest in the quality of your salon service. The way you will look and feel will pay priceless dividends in all aspects of your life.”

You want to feel comfortable and trust the salon you choose. You want to love working with your stylist and share the experience with your friends. Just remember, if you’ve found a salon that you love, but you feel like you haven’t quite connected with a certain stylist yet, continue to match up with different stylists at the same salon. Consider asking the front desk who they’d recommend as a stylist specifically for you.  Finding the perfect fit of the right salon with a talented stylist who understands your unique style & personality will leave you with a renewed sense of confidence every time you walk out that door.

So next time you’re in the market for a new salon, keep these 4 Tips in mind to help you find the best salon in your area. You’ll be happy that you did.

Smiling Enhances Your Life

Although there are many concrete facts about it, the benefits of smiling are immeasurable. Sharing your smile is powerful; it can open up doors of happiness & success that you may have otherwise never known existed.

smileteethwhiteningYour smile has the capacity to make you look younger & more attractive. Mark Stibich, Ph.D. says that “The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don’t go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day — you’ll look younger and feel better.”

Smiling acts as a mood-shifter, a stress-reliever, an immune system-booster, and an endorphin-releaser among many other things. Smiling creates a positive aura that will draw people into knowing you in a deeper, more meaningful way. You’ll feel more confident, happier, & attractive.

And here’s the kicker: it won’t cost you a dime! It just takes a little effort, sincerity & discipline to form this priceless habit. Aside from that, smiling is absolutely free & the return-on-investment will bring you things that money cannot buy!

Put smiling to the test & see how it will change your life!