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SWEET SUMMERTIME BRIDESMAID HAIR

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SWEET SUMMERTIME BRIDESMAID HAIR

The Roaring Twenties are in full swing, so get ready to dust off your formalwear and prepare to dance the night away at all those postponed weddings that are finally happening.

For all you bridesmaids out there (we know, it’s never as fun as promised), who love an updo, here’s a breakdown of four different ways to style the front of your updo to bring the heat and glamour all night long.

First look: Center part with loose pieces framing the face

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Step 1: Begin at the top of the ear and spray Kenra Hot Spray 20 and create loose curls going away from the face with the flat iron.
Step 2 : As you work your way up, begin to backcomb and spray Kenra Volume Spray 25 to lock it in place.
Step 3: Once you’ve completed the curls on both sides, run your fingers through to soften the hair. Then softly begin to twist and pin back the curls organically towards the center back.
Step 4 : After your pieces are in place, go through with the Kenra Volume Spray 25 and lift the roots with your fingers for a natural look.

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Second look: Side part without any pieces out

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Step 1: Start at the top crown and begin to backcomb the roots, and spray them with Kenra Volume Spray 25. Then, work your way down, curling pieces away from the face with a flat iron. If you’re not comfortable using a flat iron, you can use a 1″– 1.25″ curling iron.
Step 2: Once you have all the pieces curled, pin the hair back, row by row, detailing and placing hair as you go. By working this way, you will create a dimensional look. As you work up, be sure to direct the hair back instead of down. Repeat steps 1 and 2 on the opposite side.

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Third look: Swept back hairstyle

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Step 1: Start by sectioning the front mohawk and clipping it aside. Then begin on one side and spray the hair with the Kenra Hot Spray 20 from roots to ends.
Step 2: Curl hair away from the face and up with a one-inch curling wand. Work the hair back with your fingers, spray with the Kenra Medium Spray 13, and pin the sides of the hair in the back. Repeat process on the other side.
Step 3: For the mohawk section, spray the hair with the Hot Spray 20. Then saturate the hair before using a smaller iron to create a tighter curl pattern. Work the curls back with the Medium Spray 13 and secure with bobby pins. Pay special attention to the very front sections and take your time detailing to ensure everything is cohesive and in the right place.

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Fourth look: Classic side part with loose face-framing pieces

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Step 1: Backcomb the side sections, spray with Kenra Hot Spray 20 and curl with the flat iron away from the face.
Step 2: Comb the flyaways into place. Pull the side curls back, and bobby pin them in place.
Step 3: Take the very front piece and tuck it behind a part of the hair above the ear. Repeat on the other side.

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From: https://www.kenraprofessional.com/blog/summertime-bridesmaid-hair

By: KENRA PROFESSIONAL

9 Health Benefits of a Swedish Massage Therapy

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9 Health Benefits of Swedish Massage Therapy – When your body is exhausted, you may think of looking for massage therapy that can restore your fitness. The most popular massage therapy that you will often find in fitness clinics or beauty spas is Swedish massage. The therapy which is often called classic massage offers you an immersive experience of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Swedish massage involves a combination of light to tight glides, integrated with stretching and joint reach to promote total relaxation and release of muscle tension.

What is a Swedish Massage?

Originating in Sweden, this most well-known type of therapeutic massage is practiced widely throughout the world. Focusing on relaxing muscles, Swedish massage targets the superficial muscles to improve blood circulation.

Peter Henrik Ling (1776 – 1839) was a Swedish doctor and athlete who combined Chinese medical massage techniques with sports medicine. This combination is to increases flexibility, reduces muscle soreness, and improves general health.

Swedish massage involves strokes including long and gliding movements that are usually applied with oil or cream as a lubricant, vibration, friction, and tapping. Massage therapists also combine stretching to lengthen muscles and mobilize joints by opening and softening them.

There are several different Swedish massage techniques. All of the technique combinations are intended to provide a relaxing massage through gentle circular pressure applied by the therapist’s hand. The most common Swedish massage techniques include:

  • Effleurage. A massage technique that involves long, gentle strokes,
  • Petrissage. A technique used to relieve tissue and muscle movement by treating muscle knots or spasms,
  • Vibration. Techniques that use light taps and other techniques that cause the body to tremble,
  • Hacking. These are light, quick movements performed with the sides of the hand to stimulate nerves and blood circulation.

What are The Benefits of a Swedish Massage?

1. Improving Body Flexibility

Swedish massage can open and lubricate joints, reduce swelling, lengthen muscles while increasing flexibility. Combining stretching techniques, Swedish massage can promote a smoother range of motion.

2. Supporting healthy immunity

In order to achieve overall health, it is important that you take a holistic approach. Physical pain can increase the potential for mental health problems like stress. Plus, the environment around you is very likely to stress you out.

Both physical pain and stress can cause immune deficiency. You can undergo Swedish massage therapy to promote relaxation and decrease body tension that supports the body’s immunity.

3. Pain management

Swedish massage can be an effective method of treating conditions such as arthritis and chronic pain. Tell your therapist about any pain points you are experiencing. Next, the therapist will target the area and use movements to reduce muscle tension and improve local circulation. For many people, this natural way of dealing with pain is more preferable to taking pain medication.

4. Relieving stress

The pressures of life that require everything to be done perfectly are likely to stress people out. This can manifest in the body as marked by increased muscle tension and pain.


Your mind can also be affected by stress, causing anxiety and worry. To fix this, you can try Swedish massage which can relax muscle tension and calm the nervous system.

5. Relieving headaches

Stress and a bad environment can give you headaches or migraines. Tension headaches can be treated with Swedish massage which can improve blood circulation to the brain.

6. Improving posture

During work, you may have to sit for long periods of time. This will result in the tightening of the muscles in several parts of your body. Overworked muscles can cause postural imbalance. This problem can be overcome with Swedish massage which helps to relieve muscle tension.

7. Improving blood circulation


Swedish massage uses different massage techniques to increase blood circulation to the area being worked on. The increased warmth soothes and eases muscle soreness as well as flushing out all the toxins that build up in the body.

During massage therapy, you will feel very relaxed. However, you will experience a noticeable increase in energy as a result of increased blood circulation.

8. Releasing the happy hormones

Scientifically, massage therapy is able to release various feel-good hormones and chemicals in our bodies. Some of these happy hormones include endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin. These will all make you feel good and wonderful.

9. Improving sleep quality

One of the chemicals that make you feel good is serotonin which is essential for a healthy sleep pattern. You will be able to fall asleep faster. Your body will feel more refreshed after waking up. Some people choose to have a Swedish massage in the evening or night so they can sleep afterward.

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Massage Specials Breckenridge | Massage | Specials | Breckenridge

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Massage Specials Breckenridge | Massage | Specials | Breckenridge
Relaxing 30min Swedish massage + 30min foot treatment and rejuvenating facial for $100!
Available at any of our three Breckenridge locations, Valdoro Mountain Lodge, the Lodge at Breckenridge, and our Main St location.
Please mention Swedish massage & facial special when booking.
To book:

500 South Main Street
LaCima Mall Suite 3A (Upper Level)
Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

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