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The Right Bangs for your Face Shape!

Let’s be honest. Everyone who has ever watched New Girl is secretly in love with Zooey Deschanel’s hairstyle. But it’s not just the flowing, wavy locks we love…it’s those bangs. They’re not too thick, not too thin, and just tousled enough to sweep Nick off his feet.

As effortless as they look, the truth is, all bangs require a little bit off effort, even for Zooey! So we’ve scoured through the best how-to tips on the internet for bangs, just so you’ll know which route to take regarding your face shape and hair type.

So here we go!


Good news for our oval faces out there! If you’ve got an oval face, you can pull off just about any bang-type! So feel the freedom to play around with different bang ideas, and choose whichever you prefer! Just make sure it compliments the rest of your haircut.


Pictured: Hannah Simone




Square face shapes should avoid center parted bangs and super-blunt bangs. Square shapes are flattered by long sides and a bit of uneven trim on the fringe.



Pictured: Olivia Wilde





Heart-shaped faces are best flattered by either long layers that frame the face or straight-across-the-eyebrows bangs.


Pictured: Taylor Swift






A long wispy side swept bang is the best to break the roundness of a face shape. Also, never go with super-short bangs, as they will emphasize the roundness of your face shape.



Pictured: Kirsten Dunst




Bangs help break up a long face shape, but be mindful of the length. The most flattering proportions divide the face into thirds. A fringe that falls a third of the way down your face will balance your features. You can go heavy or light with them, but the length of them is the key to a proportional face.



Pictured: Christa B. Allen



And there you have it– a bang guide for all face shapes! We hope this Weekend Beauty Tip will help you finally pull the trigger on those bangs you’ve always wanted!

Merry weekend everyone!

Your web-gal,


*Kudos, love, and credit go to David Babaii  (celeb hair stylist) and dailymakeover.com for these awesome bang tips. For the full article, go here.

August 4, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Arista Spa & Salon - Thanks for covering all face-shapes, Ashley! Looking forward to trying out these bang styles!


It’s Week 3 of our Skin Care Resolutions! How many have you implemented into your skin care routine? I hope you’re finding it easy to try these ideas and stick with them. Here’s a couple more ideas for you!


RESOLUTION #5: Wear sunglasses.

The bigger the better! Wearing sunglasses will cut down on squinting, which will help prevent wrinkles developing both around your eyes and in between your eyebrows (the “elevens”). If you get polarized sunglasses with UV protection, you’ll also block the sun’s rays from hitting that delicate skin around your eyes, which leads to photoaging (aging from the sun) and wrinkle formation. Plus you’ll look super cool, which is a nice bonus!


RESOLUTION #6: Quit smoking.

In addition to the myriad of other health benefits you’ll reap, as well as the extra cash in your pocket, your skin will thank you in countless ways. Smoking deprives your skin of oxygen, which can lead to a pale or sallow complexion. The chemicals in cigarette smoke destroy the collagen and elastin in your skin, leading to sagging skin and deeper wrinkles. Smoking causes deep lines to form around your lips, age spots, bags under your eyes, and delayed wound healing, which can lead to scars. Kicking the habit will literally allow you to breathe new life into your skin!

We have two more resolutions to go, and they’re a little trickier to implement but are worth it, I promise! So join me next week for our final resolutions!





Journey of Courage: The Christa Speight Foundation & Charity Event!

One of our sweet stylists, Christa, has recently been in an accident that resulted in the loss of her leg. West End Wine Bar of Durham and Posh the Salon will be hosting the charity event for Christa’s prosthetic needs on Feb 22nd at 5pm. The event will feature a wine wall, silent auction, and a bar-lympics competition (pool, bocce ball, shuffle board, & trivia)! WINNING TEAM GETS A YEAR OF FREE HAIRCUTS AND A FABULOUS TROPHY!!

Also, Tracey Coppedge and Matthew from the Low Down Show will be there to emcee and announce all winners!

So many downtown businesses like NOSH DurhamTaberna TapasBull McCabesParker and OtisConquista ImportsAmerican Dance Festival,Other End of the Leash Pet Boutique & BakeryThe Cupcake BarBlu Seafood and BarThe King’s Daughters InnPrimal Food & Spirits and others are partnering together for this local need through catering and silent auction donations, and we couldn’t be more grateful! We’ve also seen an amazing turn out with silent auction donations from community members that have blown us away.

We’ve also seen an amazing turn out with silent auction donations from community members that have blown us away. We only have room for 10 teams of 4 for the bar-lympics so please email info@poshthesalon.com or call 919-683-2109 to sign up if you’re interested! See flyer below for full details and please feel free to forward and share to any neighborhood list serve or business that you think would be interested! To RSVP on Facebook, please head here.


Easy Skin Care Resolutions- Part 2!

We’re back today with two more Skin Care Resolutions for you that won’t break the bank or take up too much time! I hope you’ve found it easy to implement last week’s resolutions to increase your water consumption and wash away the day’s makeup, oil, and pollution each night. Little changes like these can add up to big changes in the health and appearance of your skin!

Here are this week’s Resolutions:

RESOLUTION #3: Wear sunscreen every day!

Yes, even in the winter! Yes, even if it’s cloudy! If you remember from my previous post, although the UVB rays that burn your skin aren’t a problem this time of year, UVA rays are still out and about and can lead to premature aging and possibly skin cancer. Look for the words “Broad spectrum sunscreen” on the label to be sure you’re getting protection from both types of harmful rays, and I recommend at least SPF 30 for your face. For anti-aging, check out Dermalogica’s Dynamic Skin Recovery daily moisturizer with SPF 50, or you can add the Solar Defense Booster (SPF 50) to your daily moisturizer all by itself!


RESOLUTION #4: Clean your makeup brushes!

In addition to prolonging their lifespan and keeping them soft, the biggest reason to clean them is bacteria. Each time the brush touches product and your face, dirt, oil, and bacteria are deposited on them. Then they sit and the bacteria multiplies until you use the brush again, depositing more bacteria on them. And maybe your friend borrows a brush and then HER bacteria gets smushed around in there too. Ewwwww! But even grosser, that bacteria gets put back on your face where it can cause enlarged pores, breakouts, and cystic acne. So clean those brushes once a week, ladies! Use a mild shampoo or Mirabella’s specialized brush cleaning formula, rinse the brushes thoroughly, and lay flat to dry. Too much work? Pick up a bottle of brush cleaner at your local drugstore and give your brushes a thorough spritz, wipe on a towel, and lay flat to dry.

Join us again next week for two more suggestions!





Top 6 Unconventional Beauty Tips You Never Knew

We all know the conventional beauty tips that the pros tell us to consider. You know, like shading in our eyebrows or blowing out our hair with a round brush for maximum volume.

But there are unconventional beauty tip out there that most of us either forget or never knew existed! This weekend beauty tip is a compilation of some seriously underground makeup tips I found that truly help on a day-to-day basis! I chose my favorite 6, but there are many more if you feel like browsing.

Here’s to being unconventionally beautiful!


As your pores open up, you feel less pain when hair is removed. Post-shower is the perfect time because your pores are wide open!


Think about the difference between a cold curling iron and a hot curling iron when it comes to your hair. Your lashes are no different. With a lash curler warmed up a bit (don’t overheat!), your lashes will experience longer-lasting curl! #mindblown


If you need coverage for redness, but also need some dryness intervention, simply combine your moisturizer with your concealer! Problem solved. Looking for the perfect concealer? We can’t get enough of Mirabella’s gluten free line that blocks out all forms of redness and dark eyes! Or perhaps your filler-based moisturizer needs a serious upgrade. There are so many amazing and safe moisturizers by Dermalogica that we carry in store. Talk to any of our estheticians for your perfect fit!


We do this when we paint our walls. Tape creates a fool-proof line, and it’s no different with our eyes! Paint away. And for perfect lining, go with the magic marker liner by Mirabella! It’s truly magic!


When we are in a hurry, we usually just swish on some mascara and hope for the best. The best way to get va-va-volume is to coat both sides of your lashes (after you’ve curled them according to #2!). Check out our lash essential line for perfect lashes! (Also gluten free!)


You’ve often heard to match your foundation on the wrists, right? Well, that doesn’t always work for certain skin tones. The best way to find the right shade to put your choices side by side on your face, creating vertical lines. You want to paint each line from your jaw-line down to your neck. Which one fades right into your skin? There you have it! Depending on the coverage level you need we’d recommend either Mirabella’s Skin Tint Creme (full coverage) or the CC Creme line (medium coverage). And you guessed it, that’s gluten free too!

We hope these beauty tips help you make the best of your makeup and skincare routine! Merry Weekend everyone!

Love your web-gal,


Kudos, love, and credit go to buzzfeed.com and feminiya.com for these great beauty tips. Original posts are here and here. Another thank you to mylaupshaw for the foundation idea and picture, and abeautifulmaison for the eyeliner picture!

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