Cosmetology is a modern field of practice that focuses not only on taking care and increasing attractiveness of the skin but also on shaping pro-health behaviors. Many authors suggest beauty salons as suitable places to implement educational programs for promoting healthy lifestyle including well-balanced diet and physical activity, as well as cancer prevention.
Facials are a family of skin treatments for the face that include steam, exfoliation (both physical and chemical), extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels and massage. They are commonly performed in beauty salons and spas and are used for general skin health as well as specific skin conditions.
Facials aren’t just for pampering and looking good; they can be very therapeutic. They deep clean the face, remove dead skin cells and clogged pores and help to shrink large pores and even out skin tone and texture. They can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles and lighten uneven pigmentation.
Body treatments are the techniques used to cleanse, exfoliate, tone + hydrate the skin on the body. Some common body treatment techniques include body scrubs, hot stones, salts, wraps and massage. These are usually done on a massage table, but can also be done in a bath or shower.
The first step of a body scrub is to apply an abrasive material (typically a salt or sugar based product) and rub it into the body one area at a time, then rinse off with warm steamed towels. Once the scrub is removed, apply a moisturizer to the body.
Color can be used in various ways to create different designs. One way is by alternating colors that are lighter and warmer with those that are darker and cooler. Another way is by using a single line of color that repeats itself to create a dramatic accent.
Lastly, hair design can also be achieved through the use of notching technique which creates a texturized effect that separates interior from exterior. This can be done by separating uniform layers into sections that are then texturized by notching them. This is often done on long hair.