Ashlie’s Aesthetic

Gel Nails vs Acrylic Nails

I’ve realized now that I’ve started doing gel nails again, and just with the conversations I’m having with coworkers, friends, clients etc…some people are still unaware of what the difference is and sometimes are being told they have gel nails on when in fact they are acrylic nails. Choosing the type of extension nail you want is totally up to you, and one isn’t better than the other. Sometimes it’s just a personal preference of which you’d rather have on your nails but you should know which one you are paying for.

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the fresh perspective…

A new day, a new chance.

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Something about the New year really gets me excited.  I mean, I do LOVE Christmas (it’s my fave holiday) but resolutions remind me of new beginnings and new starts.  Promises to myself to try to be better, and to set goals.  New years make me think of new days and how every new day gives us another chance.

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Ashlie’s Aesthetic

Price Concerns

There’s an article that I recently read about different nail salons in the city that violate health violations and it got me thinking about how people are always asking about my price points being so high for services…

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Ashlie’s Aesthetic

Makeup

Makeup is a big part of the social media and part of our daily routines nowadays. I love that makeup is a great way to express self creativity! I own a lot of different brands of makeup and have a lot of product that I don’t necessarily use every day but I enjoy having all types so I can change my look regularly.  Prepare for mini rant 🙂

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Ashlie’s Esthetic

Those skin products everyone needs….

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With it being the start of a new year, people start changing different things about their daily routine, eating habits, or just habits in general. So why not start the new year off right with a great skin cleaning routine! As an esthetician, I feel that there are certain products every girl needs to help get their skin feeling amazing. I stick to 3 things: a cleanser, a toner and a moisturizer. These 3 things have helped keep my skin feeling clean and refreshed while looking great.

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the fresh perspective…

XEvcdFour of my co-workers and I saw a play last night that was, well, incredible.  Two clients were in it and we thought we would check it out.  Butcher, the play we saw was so moving (we laughed and we cried) that it’s made me want to post about it!  I know that sounds so cliche but it’s the truth.

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I AM NOT MY HAIR

IMG_4796I would like to have a bit of an open discussion about hair.  To be more specific, a **black woman’s hair.  I’ve been styling for over 15 years and have never felt that my hair was defining me everyday.  When I cut it off a few months back, I didn’t realize the backlash that would ensue… My husband hated it, and some clients felt like I would be making a huge mistake.  Some people even said, ‘too bad, she’s a pretty girl…’.  I’m not sure I understood that when I was born, it was my duty to choose only hairstyles that would be comforting to all the human beings on earth.  Me choosing to cut my hair has offended some…  I didn’t realize that cutting off MY OWN HAIR, would bring so many opinions up.

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Just a bit of info…

IMG_4959This instagram image sparked a bit of controversy over the last weekend.  It’s difficult to know how people feel about decor choices but as one disgruntled follower commented, we started to think that maybe some of you were also wondering.  We are an Eco-friendly hair salon.  We never said ever that we were vegans/vegetarians.  We never once said that we don’t eat meat.  What we have said is that we are a full service hair salon with an Eco-friendly edge.  Cow hide rugs are in fact very Eco-friendly.

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Let’s go back

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It is Black History month.  I’d like to mention one of my favorite T.V. families.  Even though Bill Cosby’s current state on earth is quite negative, I would like to pay tribute to The Cosby show. Continue reading