Haircare Advice

Taking Care Of Your Salon Tools.

Tools in the beauty industry are not cheap and are really made for the professional. Keeping them clean and dry are very important and also clean from all the oils, gums and alcohols from hair care products. Here are some tips to make your tools last longer.

  1. Good tools can be quite an investment, but if you take good care of them, they’ll return the favor. Keeping your tools properly stored, cleaned, and maintained will save you time and money and make your endeavors that much more rewarding.
  2. Keep your tools in a dry place.  Enclosed spaces can have humidity issues, especially if they are not heated or air-conditioned. If you keep your tools in a location like this, especially if you keep them out on hooks or bags, consider investing in a dehumidifier to keep the dampness down. They’re not terribly expensive, especially compared to your investment in your tools, and most let you set a humidity level so the dehumidifier turns on only when it needs to.
  3. Use silica gel packs or rust collector. The silica gel packs that come in lots of packaging are great at keeping moisture at bay. Toss them in drawers or bags and they can help keep rust away.
  4. Cleaning your tools may be the last thing you want to do after a day of work, but it’s essential for keeping your tools in good shape. And it really only takes a few seconds per tool unless you’ve got something really nasty on your hands. It’s well-worth the time spent doing a little cleaning to save the time spent repairing a tool (or the money spent replacing it) later.
  5. Hand tools: You can clean most hand tools by simply wiping them down with a rag. If they’re dirty, don’t be afraid to give them a good wash with soap and water. Just dry them well afterward. Spritz metal with a light coat of WD-40 and wipe with a clean rag (you really just want to leave a light film on them to help keep the rust away). Wipe wooden handles with a rag dampened with a little linseed oil. Give it a try every one.!
Makeup Advice

Why brush cleaner is important to Makeup Artists!

Orlandomakeup.comAs a professional hair dresser and makeup artist you tools are very important. And they are not cheap. So when you are using top of the line makeup brush’s it is important to use the brush cleaner the manufacturer recommends and also makes. If they make the brush’s, I will use the cleaner made for the brush’s. Nearly all of my makeup brush’s are from MAC, and they are very expensive and they have also lasted me along time. This one product will clean, disinfect and condition the brush fibers so that brushes will last longer. It is convenient to use and is specifically designed to extend the life of high quality brushes. Brush cleanser leaves your brushes smelling fresh and clean, and helps shorten their drying time. Take my recommendation USE IT!!!!

Here are some great recommendations for this product!

“If you own MAC brushes or really just any brushes you must get this brush cleanser. I use it once a week and mix a little with some warm water in a glass and let my brushes soak for about 5 minutes and then rinse them off and lay flat to dry. It keeps my brushes in great shape and looking brand new!

“I used to wash my brushes with baby shampoo or natural hand soap. I’m so glad I gave this brush cleanser a shot. This brush cleanser is so light and lathers really well. It says it helps shorten drying time, and I have experienced it!”

“My routine is rinsing my brush under warm water, squeeze a few drops of this pink cleanser and start sweeping my brush. I couldn’t believe how soapy it got. It cleanse my brushes really well and it dries very quickly. My brushes seems to last longer, so soft and ready for application.”
“I was washing my brushes with some baby shampoo, but that was not cutting it. Left too much residue and just did not rinse my MAC ,  Sigma, Be, and sheer cover brushes clean. So once my local MAC restocked this (after being out of stock), I made the splurge. It is definitely worth it. It does clean the brushes to nearly new, and disinfects them. I only use my brushes on myself, but I am acne prone, so it is good to know that my brushes are washed clean. Two ways I use this: deep clean (once weekly) and spot cleaning (after each use).  To deep clean I dampen my brushes, always tilting so the brush head is facing down (never letting water seep into the ferrule). Then I take a small amount of cleaner and swirl my brush into it and work up a lather. Lastly, I rinse the brush clean and gently squeeze out the excess water. Spot cleaning: dampen a small portion (a couple drops will do) of a paper towel or Kleenex, and swirl the recently used (not dampened) brush gently into the towel.  Good buy, will be repurchasing for life.”
I recommend this product in my salon for all our makeup services.  Joseph Kellner top hair color salon in Orlando.
Joseph Kellner Salon