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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!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas at Sizzor Shak

Give your favorite man the gift of relaxation this Father’s Day! At Sizzor Shak, we have lots of pampering services to make this a very special day.


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Lighten Up!

Hooray for Summertime! Let us help you get into the summer mood with some fabulous highlights! Whether you want just a few natural touches or a bold new look, we got the right sunkissed look for you. And complete your “California Girl” look with a gorgeous (and safe!) spray tan!

Songs of Summer Drawing

Some of The Shak Girls listed the one summer song they can’t stop listening to this year.

1. “Rhythm of the Night” by El DeBarge (Tricia)
2. “Boys of Summer” by Don Henley (Wendy)
3. “Eternal Flame” by Bangles (Gretchen)
4. “Under The Boardwalk” by The Drifters (Kaci)
5. “Summer Wind” by Frank Sinatra (Linda)
6. “In the Heath of the Night” by Ray Charles (Frankie)
7. “Cruel Summer” by Bananarama (Kelly)
8. “Everybody Dance Now” by CC Music Factory (Caitlin)
9. “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys (Charlotte)
10. “Hotel California” by The Eagles (Donna)
11. “Landslide” by Stevie Nicks (Lisa)
12. “California Gurls” by Katie Perry (Nikki)
13. “Her Strut” by Bob Seger (Sheila)
14. “Summer Lovin'” by Travolta & Olivia Newton John (Cathy)
15. “Toes” by Zac Brown Band (Nicole)
16. “Body Language” by Jesse McCartney & Luda (Randi)

We want to know what your favorite summer song is too! Tell us your favorite summer song & we will enter you into a drawing for the following prize:

To enter the drawing, all you have to do is leave the following information as a comment:

  1. Name
  2. Favorite Summer Song
  3. Artist

The winner must be able to stop into Sizzor Shak Salon & Color Spa to pick up prize. The drawing will take place on August 13th, 2010.

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!”