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happy mothers day

Mothers Day is quickly coming.  This is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.  While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.  Do you have the perfect gift for your mother?

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make us mothers happy.  It could be something as simple as making a meal for your mom, doing a load of laundry for her, maybe an extra kiss or hug with an “I love You”, or even maybe giving her time to herself.  I know I would be happy with any of those ideas, that really wouldn’t cost a penny.  I think as a mother, we just so busy trying to take care of everyone else, we most of the time forget to take care of ourselves.  I’m pretty sure that is just a natural instinct when you become a mother, at least it has been for me.

I follow a blog called Greater Good Science Center and they talk a lot about having a happy life.  Sure that seems easy, but we so easily get side-tracked!  I want to share a short simple video that was just on their blog about mothers.  In this video, Christine explains why boosting Mom’s happiness is
good for the whole family. Click here to view it.

 Give us a call or send us an email and we will gladly help you find the perfect gift to show your mom how much you really appreciate all that she does for you!  We will even gift wrap it or put a basket together for FREE!

Here are a few pictures of all we have to offer at Cuts to Dye For!

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Monthly Newsletter-May 2013

We have been busy here at Cuts to Dye For.  Spring Open House was a success as always.  We have also survived another Prom Season (maybe I should say “I survived”).  Katie doesn’t mind doing it but I think I have done it long enough that I don’t LOVE doing it!  :+)  Katie and I just got our summer calendar booked out for all of the wedding her and I are in, having to attend, or do wedding hair for.  HOLY COW!!  There isn’t too many free weekends between the two of us.

Determine Your Style

As much as we like to say it doesn’t matter, looks do matter. Clothes and accessories make an impression about who we are. It is very important for each of us to come into our own style. If you are comfortable in your look, then you will feel more confident in who you are.

First impressions can only happen once. You want to portray who you are with your looks. The look you had in your teen years won’t help convey how you look in your 30’s.  You can readjust your look to better reflect who you are today.  It is essential to update your clothes and overall look that fits your current style.  Here are a few ideas to accomplish your style:

You should have several interchangeable pieces in your wardrobe that identify your style.  This will make it easier for you to put together different outfits for different occasions. Knowing what color works best for you, helps to reflect your style as well.  You will want to incorporate what colors works best with your skin tone and what makes you feel great.  Note what colors make your eyes brighter and skin glow more.  Watch out for colors that make you look tired or washed out.

Accessories have a way of adding diversity to your wardrobe.  You can wear the same outfit with different accessories and, in doing so you can make a whole new look for yourself.  Accessories can also keep your outfits looking fresh.

 When you figure out your style, your colors and what accessories works best for you, then you need to go shopping.  Start by knowing what you are looking for before you go because this will make your shopping experience much easier!  While your style might be one way, you might have specialty accessories or shoes that will enhance your style a little.  For example if you are a t-shirt and jeans person, adding a fun purse, a piece of jewelry or shoes can bring a whole new meaning to your outfit.

Here are a few tips for Spring Fashion this year!

      • Pair a knit sweater with shorts-sometimes you always have that chill feeling, so don’t put those sweaters away just yet.  Who says you can’t throw that on with a pair of shorts.
      • Cover up in a jean jacket–this is springs most popular trend and it’s so easy to throw this over a dress or even a plain shirt
      • Mix patterns-it is ok now-a-days to mix patterns together and put a basic jacket with it for a chic finishing touch
      • White denim-this is the best way to transition from winter to spring.  White mixes well with just about anything, from prints, bright colors and also denim.
      • Color blocking-this trend is still alive and so easy to do with all the bright colors that are popular this season.
      • Get a little graphic-If you think you can’t pull off the brights, go forward with black and white.  Get a basic geometric piece (chevron shirt for example) for your closet and accessorize it.
      • Add a pop of color-this can be as simple as wearing a jean colored top and adding a colored jacket or necklace.  Keep it basic with a little pop of color if that is what you are comfortable with
      • Keep your tights out-keep this in close hands for the cooler days.  Bust our your spring attire now and add your stockings to keep you a little warmer until it starts to really feel like Spring!
      • Corduroy Pants-If you have these in a lighter color, it is perfectly fine to wear these throughout spring for the cooler days.
      • Layers-You can’t have too many layers.  You never know when/what the temperature is going to be like throughout the day, so layers can help with adjusting from being hot and cold all in the same day. (we do live in Iowa–it can be 30 and 70 all in the same day!)

I swear to it, this is the time RIGHT NOW to step outside your style comfort zone.  You know the “old rules” of fashion are constantly flying out the door.  You can now wear stripes with polka dots, black with brown and many more.  I want you to try something just a little outside your comfort zone–just once.  You might find yourself really liking what you are doing and it might become your go to fashion statement.  DO IT! DO IT! YOU CAN DO IT!!

Go Green on April 22

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Go Green!!!  Earth Day is April 22nd.  We are constantly told to Go Green, Recycle, and Save!  I am so impressed with myself because I never used to recycle and my mom and sister would get on my butt about it.  I’m so glad they did, because it isn’t hard to do it!!  All the little things we do sure make a difference.  Here are a few simple ideas to Go Green:

  1. Energy. Install compact florescent light bulbs when older incandescent bulbs burn out.
  2. Turn off lights when you leave a room.
  3. Install a low-flow shower head.
  4. Use less Gas. Walk, bike or carpool to work.
  5. If you do drive, combine all your errands for the week in one trip.
  6. Buy locally raised, humane and organic meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables.
  7. Switch one appliance to an energy efficient model (look for the “energy star” label)
  8. Stop using bottle water.  Install a water filter to purify tap water.
  9. Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot.
  10. Fix leaky faucets.

For a list of more energy saving tips, go here.  If we all go a little more green we can make a huge difference!

Spring Open House

Don’t forget to mark your calendars!  Spring Open House is next week, which is just around the corner!!!

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Monthly Newsletter-April 2013

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April marks a special time here at Cuts to Dye For.  April is the month that I started doing business here at this location.  BEST. DECISION. EVER. MADE.  Wow, 5 years have gone by already.  Yes. Five.  Hard to believe isn’t it!?  I sit and think about it and it truly amazes me.  Sometimes you just have to give yourself a pat on the back for how far you have come.  I really can’t imagine myself any different from what I’m doing right now and where this path has led me.  Do any of you remember when I first opened up, I believe I maybe had about 25 items total retail items (besides product) in my store.  Now-a-days, the retail items are endless.  I want to say thank you.  THANK YOU. Thank you to all of you who believed in me and stepped into this journey with me.  With out all of you I wouldn’t be as successful as I am today.

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Spring is coming quickly and there are lots of new Spring Items out in stores!  I know we are continuing to get more and more new items in!  We are getting ready for Spring Open House, so make sure to put Thursday April 25th on your calendar!  There will be a lot of business’ participating along with Cuts to Dye For!! You won’t want to miss out!  I will be doing some posts on the blog to “tease” you and show you all the goodies we are getting in!  hehe

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April is National Donate Life Month with hopes of raising awareness for the dire need for organ donations.  Currently more than 115,000, men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants to save their lives.  Thousands more are in need of tissue and cornea donations.  There is no cost to the donor’s family for participating.  It is important to discuss your personal preferences.  You can indicate on your driver’s license of you want to be an organ donor.

Time for a new ‘do?

Are you thinking you might be in the mood for a new haircut?  The asymmetrical haircut is always a good one to try if you have medium to short hair.  There isn’t many people who it doesn’t look good on.  Here is a little bit about that haircut.

Asymmetric Hairstyles…
Will They Work For You
Asymmetric hairstyles are exactly what they sound like, where one side is different from the other.  They can be asymmetrical from one side to the other, or from front to back.  One asymmetrical hairstyle is the bob. The asymmetrical bob hairstyles are some of the most modern and stylish haircuts for those who have short to medium length hair.
Asymmetrical hairstyles will add edginess to your style.  Look at Victoria Beckham, well-known as a Spice Girl and for being married to David Beckham, heart throb throughout the world.  Victoria changes her hairstyle on a very regular basis, but she favors bob hairstyles, and we’re not talking traditional bobs, totally even all around.  Victoria brings to the common bob a true adventurous style, by turning it into an inverted bob.
An inverted or concave bob is cut short at the back of the neck and becomes longer toward the face, creating an asymmetrical shape. This cut is also known as a stacked or wedge bob, a style that is perfect for people with very straight, fine hair. It is usually layered to create volume and provides an illusion of fullness often difficult for people with this type of hair.
A good cut is essential for this style to work, but is surprisingly easy to maintain once you know how. Watch us carefully how to work with your haircut and we can teach you how the best way to blow out this style is and what products you need to keep its shape throughout the day.

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Speaking of a new do…..Last week I gave Katie a new Haircut.  It looks AWESOME!  One thing I want to say about this is HOLY FACEBOOK.  On our Cuts to Dye For’s Facebook page, I can see how many people view everything that I post.  Let’s just say Katie is going GLOBAL!  I posted a picture of her before/after on our page shortly after I cut her hair.  Within the first 8 hours of posting it, there were 2,180 views.  WHAT!?!?  NO WAY!?!  We have never had that many views on anything we have posted!  Talk about AWESOME!  I just looked on our page again and right now its up to 2,840 views.  CRAZINESS!  Let me remind you we only have 291 people who “LIKE” us on Facebook!  Think of what the numbers would have been if we had even 500 “likes” on Facebook!  Tell everyone you know to “like” us and when we get to 500 likes, we will give away a PRIZE!

New Goodies at Cuts to Dye For Part 3

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Now this is the post I have been anticipating for a long time now!  I have been so excited about these Shwings since the day I left Market.  My kids are enjoying these so much!  They think they are the cat’s meow!

Shwings are wings for your shoes!  Super Fun & Easy way to Express your Style!  Make new shoes FLY!  Make old shoes NEW!  Lace them in sneakers or slide them on velcro shoes and sandals… you can wear them just about any way you choose!  Cuts to Dye For has 12 different styles to pick from and we are sure you will love more than one!  The best part is that they are only $6.00!!!!

Let me get to showing you some pictures so you can see how awesome they are!

Let us help you make new shoes fly and make old shoes new!

New Goodies at Cuts to Dye For-Part 2

nail_candy_logo-aboutI wanted to share another product that we have got in that would be great for Easter Baskets.  Nail Art pens are a revolutionary way to add style to your nails.  Nail Candy is sleek with its colors, chic with its capabilities and unique with its designer “micro-tip”.  Try this salon quality nail pen which has 2 brushes and 2 micro tips for stylish nail art!  There is a color for each personality!  Each pen is $8.00 (includes two colors per pen).

MARDI GRAS is for Leaders not Followers!  Gold Glitter, Purple, Olive Green, Metallic Blue

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COURAGE MY LOVE brings Confidence!  Red, Pink, White & Black

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LIVE COLORFULLY is purely Innocent!  Pastel Blue, yellow, green & pink

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There are endless possiblities of what you can create on your nails!  Enjoy it with your creativity!  Check out some creative ideas below or click here to go to my Pinterest Board with more ideas!

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nailartmardigraartloveart  Happy painting! :+)