Category: Styling Tips
May 5, 2015
As Mother’s Day approaches, husbands, children, grandchildren, and well-wishers of all stripes are scurrying to find the perfect present for mom. For busy moms, Mother’s Day may be little more than a reminder of the steady march of time. If you’re anything like most moms, you’re probably sick of anti-aging tips that don’t work and products that fail. We’re ready to change all that, with your complete guide to Mother’s Day anti-aging by age. Whether you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up or a luxurious anti-aging treatment, we’ve got you covered.
February 6, 2015
If thoughts of date night conjure images of your hair baking in a straightener or spending an hour with curlers in your hair, think again, because you’re doing it wrong. Date night glam doesn’t have to take forever, and it certainly doesn’t have to lead to endless frustration. Take the guesswork out of your next sultry evening with these five super-easy hairstyles.
Beach waves are the style of the moment everywhere from fashion runways to local coffee shops. This romantic, alluring look is super-easy to pull off. Simply grab a one-inch curling iron and wrap one- to two-inch sections of hair around it, leaving the ends loose. Finger-comb, spray, and then go. For an even easier take on this gorgeous look, try wrapping your …
July 17, 2014
The month of July in Portland is proving to be a sunny and hot one. Since few of us see the sun for 9 months out of the year it’s tempting to try to soak it up as much as possible during the short time it’s out. But be careful, as too much sun exposure can at the least dry out your skin or at the worst put you at a risk for skin damage that may lead to skin cancer years later. So here are a few tips to make sure your skin stays soft, supple, and undamaged while you’re living it up poolside:
Use Sunscreen: Use plenty of sunscreen while you’re soaking up rays. Look for ones that are labelled “broad spectrum” – effective …
June 5, 2014
Finally! The days are growing longer and longer, the sun is shining, and temperatures are creeping up above 70. All across Portland and Vancouver, Northwesterners are digging out our shorts from the dresser and dragging sundresses from the back of the closet. These light and airy looks are great for summertime, but for many people hairy legs could be ruining your warm-weather look.
What to do about your hairy stems? There are lots of options if you choose not to go au natural. Shaving, depilatories, and laser treatments will all remove hair effectively, but waxing offers the longest-lasting, most affordable treatment around. Here are a few reasons why we think waxing is the way to go:
Safe: Think about the last time you shaved your …
May 7, 2014
Every mother deserves a little pampering, but a busy life of work, family, and endless obligations can make it tough to keep up with complicated new looks. The best makeovers are low-effort, making it easy for mom to keep the look long after the excitement of Mother’s Day dies down. For a nearly effortless makeover that won’t leave mom looking goofy, try one – or all! — of these five options.
Treat your mother to the gift of beauty this mother’s day. Buy a gift certificate for $50 and receive $75 worth of services at Phagans School of Hair Design.
Subtle Makeup Changes
Massive makeovers will probably last no more than a few hours with busy moms. So don’t focus on giving mom an entirely new …
February 4, 2014
Every year at the end of January, the drab tones of winter give way to bright pinks and reds as grocery stores, gift shops, and designer clothing boutiques prepare for the most romantic night of the year. Valentine’s Day is a great time to begin moving toward Spring color trends, and this year, the makeup fashion of Spring is undeniably elegant and romantic. If you want to sweeten your look for a night out on the town this year, try one of these fashion-forward makeup trends.
Receive a complimentary make-up with any service at Phagans. All you need to do is book ahead for a service and let us know you want make-up, too. Call Clackamas at 833-840-9039.
Pantone’s Color of the Year
Pantone, the perennial Nostradamus …
August 5, 2013
Moms of little girls have it easy. There are lots of choices in clothes, hairstyles, and accessories to help your little fashionista or sporty sue or tiny princess find just the look she’s pining for.
But what about the boys? For decades it has been far tougher for a boy to express his personality though clothes or hairstyle. Just check out this modern hairstyling poster from the early 60s – not much choice between styles.
Luckily, boys these days aren’t relegated to the bowl cut or the Gomer Pyle. Read on for some of the hottest styles for boys heading back to school in 2013.
Spiky – A spiky cut works great for boys with straight, thick hair. This style …
March 20, 2013
The Phagans name has always been associated with style and cutting edge fashions. After 65 years of training stylists, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the hair styles that were popular when Phagans was in its infancy.
1940s hairstyles for women were the epitome of femininity. Their round, soft edges contributed to the curvy, soft image of women at that time. To achieve the look, women used bobby pins to create curls and waves and also to pin up hair for additional height. Long hair and bangs were curled under to complete the smooth look.
Hats were all the rage during the forties, and women’s hairdos were constructed to accommodate the latest trends in haberdashery. Many styles were asymmetrical so …
March 7, 2013
Color glossing is a process that infuses your hair with semi-permanent color for a short period of time. The process uses less damaging ingredients than traditional color processes. It helps seal the cuticle, adding a healthy shine to the hair.
You can choose a pigmented gloss to slightly darken hair, change tonality like from ash blonde to golden brown, our tone down color or highlights that are too brassy or bright. Or if you want just added shine without altering color, you can choose a clear gloss. The gloss usually lasts 2-3 weeks.
During the month of March at Phagans, you can try a free color glossing when you get a touch up color and a weave. Make an appointment today by calling our Clackama location …
August 27, 2012
Peek-a-boo highlights in fashion colors give you work-friendly conservative color, but with enough splash for nightlife.