JCPenney Styling Salon – touch up style bar

Did you know that JCPenney had a “touch up style bar”?  (I definitely knew nothing about this service!)  While wandering thru Fashion Valley Mall this past Saturday afternoon I passed by the fantastic “touch up style bar” outside the styling salon at the  JCPenney store.  I was stopped by Carie who is a Senior Hair Designer there.  She offered to touch up my hair– for free!  Excellent! And on top of that I was given a sample of Big Sexy Hair voluminizing hairspray– for free. Just because I tried out the touch up style bar!  (Saturday was a great day for the free samples)

FYI the salon is open 7 days a week including evenings. Appointments are recommended but not mandatory. Here is a sample of services offered:

  • Classic Manicure– $15
  • Classic Pedicure–  $35
  • Eyebrow Shaping– $12
  • Haircut & Blowdry– $32
  • Foil w/ Haircut– $90

My hair “touch up”consisted of a light go-over with the flat-iron and adding a few curls and some hair spray. Turned out great! I was completely impressed with Carie, the senior stylist who helped me.  And completely impressed with the quality of the salon at JCPenney. I really had no idea.  The prices are affordable and this is somewhere I would definitely stop back for a manicure or quick haircut while out shopping at Fashion Valley Mall.  Bravo!

JCPenney Salon/Spa

Fashion Valley

6987 Friars Rd

San Diego, CA 92108

Phone:  619-297-2342

Cherry Tomato Wax – keeps curls beautiful

Cherry Tomato Wax.

This is a follow-up to my post on taking care of naturally curly hair. I just found this blog and this product tonite while perusing online. This looks to be a wonderful product for those of us with curls.

Just wanted to pass along some info.  Cheers!

Keep Your Naturally Curly Hair Beautiful This Winter!

Naturally curly hair can become dry, frizzy and lifeless when the scalp loses moisture. It’s easy to scorch hair with heated styling tools so exercise caution when using your blow dryer and diffuser attachment. Whether you have tight curls or larger waves, use moisture-infusing hair products throughout the winter months to ensure your curls are healthy and beautiful.

Consider these easy tips to have beautiful curly-hair this winter:

Switch to a Creamy Shampoo Neutrogena Triple Moisture Shampoo, Cream Lather, 8.5 fl oz (250 ml)

Avoid soap or clarifying shampoos that dry out your scalp and opt for creamy, moisture-infused shampoos instead. Using the right type of shampoo can make a gigantic difference to how your hair looks and feels – especially if you wash your hair every day or every other day.

Use a Heat Protectant Spray Before You Turn on that Blow Dryer Pantene Style Curly Hair Style Spray Heat Protection & Shine

Apply a quick spritz of heat protectant spray all over damp curls before drying and massage gently to disperse the product evenly. Scrunch the hair in your hands as you go so that the product is distributed evenly throughout your hair.  This product acts like a shield and prevents excess heat damage.

Use a Hair Mask to Moisturize your Scalp BED HEAD by Tigi - Treat Me Right Peppermint <em>Hair Mask</em> 8 Oz

Use a moisture-infusing hair mask at least once per week to restore the moisture balance to your scalp and roots. You’ll notice your curls are much more shiny and resilient when your scalp isn’t lacking moisture. A self-heating mask or a repair mask needs to be left on the scalp for at least 20 minutes to take effect. Wrap hair in a warm or steaming towel to ensure the product sinks deep into the scalp.

Apply a Smoothing Cream L'Oreal Studio Perfect Curl Shaping Hair Smoothing, Control Cream

Apply a small amount of smoothing cream to damp hair, before or after applying the heat protectant spray. This cream will apply like a lotion at first but will easily dissolve into the hair. Your hair should be easier to style and the curls won’t be as frizzy when you blow dry.

Create Curl Control with Style Serum Create Curl Curling Serum

You will likely use this product daily during the winter because the extreme change in temperature when you go outside from a warm room can make hair super fly-away. Use this product after hair is completely dry and as a “touch up” styling treatment in the middle of the day.