What is Lomi Lomi Massage?

Trying Lomi Lomi massage for the first time

Lomi Lomi massage can treat a wide variety of conditions, but most often is used to create a healing environment within the body by relaxing the client, rather than targeting a specific physical problem.

The healing benefits of Lomi Lomi massage are many, including

  • Improved circulation for detoxifying the body
  • Stimulation of the lymphatic system
  • Release of muscle tension
  • Deep sense of relaxation.

If you think Lomi Lomi might be useful for you, ask Lyn at Song Bird Healing  about it. Many licensed massage therapists incorporate Lomi Lomi techniques into Swedish and sleep massages.

Lomi Lomi massage are continuous, fluid strokes applied by the hands, forearms, and elbows to the client’s body. The movements of the practitioner flow seamlessly from one area of the body to the next, with few breaks or transitions.

Since Lomi Lomi strokes will move over various organs and joints of the body, the practitioner must use a delicate and skilled touch to avoid unnecessary pressure on sensitive areas.
Because of the long, flowing nature of the strokes, traditional lomi lomi is performed without a top or bottom sheet to allow the practitioner to glide from one area of the body to the next.. Towels are used for privacy as needed.
However, many lomi lomi practitioners now use top and bottom sheets. While this limits the fluidity of the movements somewhat, it may make customers more comfortable.
Before you get your first Lomi Lomi massage, be sure to ask the therapist what their draping technique is so you don’t wind up with any awkward surprises.

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Port Macquarie N.S.W Australia 2444

Go Grey Gracefully – Whether You Cover It Up Or Not!

Welcome to our new post, Evelina Kemp Hair and Beauty. Think of it as your direct line to the designers, stylists, beauty experts, editors, and tastemakers who are shaping the fashion and beauty world.

The epic battle between blondes and brunettes is well-fought, but there’s a new player making waves in the hair game. Celebrities of all ages have embraced the grey hair trend, from Jennifer Lawrence

Most recently, Jennifer Lawrence traded in her bright blonde locks for a new silver 'do, proving just how glamorous this icy hue can be.
to Jamie Lee Curtis, The moment when you discover your first grey hair is something of a universal rite of passage.
“This is how I’m doing now,” she wrote. And it’s not the first time the actress has revealed her natural appearance. and more recently, Demi Moore. The trend unravels through a variety of dye jobs, such as solid grey, grey ombre,
A fabulous ombre fade from black to gun-metal gray to silver-white.

Grey balayage

Blonde and grey blend

embrace your grey hair, learn how to make the most of your grey hair.

Want to know more about Hair Colour book an appointment at Evelina Kemp Hair and Beauty and ask about what is best for your grey hair.

Move Over, Balayage! ‘Shatush’ Is The Hottest New Salon Technique That Gives You Amazing Sunkissed Hair

The hairdressing world is a fickle old place. One minute we’re all embracing our mermaid waves and the next we’re chopping off our ends in favour of a pixie crop. We can barely keep up either.

But one hairdressing technique that’s stood the test of time is balayage. Balayage is the ultimate minimal-maintenance colour technique we’ve been turning to for years for that subtly sun-kissed hue that grows out so seamlessly.

The colouring technique involves sweeping sections of hair lightly with blonde and golden highlights. But, unlike other colouring techniques, the highlights are blended seamlessly throughout lengths (think soft caramels harmonised with luminous blondes) to ensure that there’s never a band of colour or tell-tale roots left visible. In fact, it only gets better and more blended with time.

It’s not new – it’s been a favourite among celebrities and influencers for years – but because the technique gives such pretty dimension, it’s not going anywhere fast. However, it has been updated. Pro stylists have continued to experiment with new colour combinations and application techniques to make the finish softer and more beautiful than ever before and one such technique just landed from Italy, and we predict it’s going to be major this summer.

The updated version of the technique is called Shatush, a free hand technique that only highlights hair that would be sun-kissed. Domenico Casella, a new senior colourist at Neville Hair & Beauty, has brought the technique over from Italy with him and people are going wild for it.

“Similar to balayage, Shatush is extremely soft and the results subtle,” he explains. “It’s the perfect colour service for those wishing to add dimension to their hair.” Domenico cleverly creates the look by using his finger tips and a cone only. By using his fingertips and hands to apply the colour, this enables him to delicately place colour. A brush stroke can have a more pronounced effect but Domenico likes working with his hands as he is more in control with the sensitivity of the hair.

As for the cone, this is used to achieve a gradient effect, he says. “The hair closer to the cone is darker and more blended, whereas the external hair which surrounds the face is brighter and lighter in colour.” By using the cone, he can achieve a similar effect to balayage, and by using his hands on the cone he has more versatility and can create colour without using foils, which is ultimately better for the condition of the hair and also helps protect it from the heat. Genius.

“This technique is better suited to someone who is really looking for a natural effect, less fuss, less regrowth,” he said. “The results of the hybrid colour with the cone are more natural and unlike standard balayage, the hybrid colour technique is extremely visual.”

Pati Dubroff Confirms It’s Totally Fine To Apply Makeup With Your Fingers

stylish young female artist with synthesizer in dressing room

Welcome to our new post, Just Beautiful Port Macquarie. Think of it as your direct line to the designers, stylists, beauty experts, editors, and tastemakers who are shaping the fashion and beauty world.

Art takes on a different form when it comes to makeup artist Pati Dubroff. Using bare celebrity faces and makeup brushes as her medium, she’s established herself as an artistic mastermind creating countless iconic beauty moments. Her long and successful career has taken her from ’90s-era fashion runways to

music video sets to the glossy pages of Vogue to red carpet events and, recently, even film. Her impressive résumé is well documented in the Getty Images archives of clients such as Margot Robbie, Kirsten Dunst, Angelina Jolie, Kate Bosworth, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and so many more. Since entering the makeup world back when supermodels like Claudia Schiffer and Christie Turlington ruled the sartorial world, she’s proven herself to be a true whiz at navigating ever-changing beauty trends. To this day, you can still find her creativity flourishing on the carpets of the Met Gala or in the glossy pages of international publications. This week, she sat down with Hillary Kerr to discuss how she fell in love with makeup at the age of 10 and the many milestones she’s reached in her career throughout the decades.

Confirm or deny, I read that you started doing makeup at the age of 10. Is that true?

Confirm, yeah!

What drew you to makeup? And at what point do you go from “I’m 10 and I’m playing with it” to “Wait, this might be a career”?

It’s interesting because way back then, we’re talking 40 something years ago, being a makeup artist wasn’t a known career like it is now. I think if you ask a 3-year-old, they know what a makeup artist is now, right? But back then, it wasn’t one of the career options. My mother had this little makeup table, she wasn’t extravagant with it, but she had a few nice things, and I just gravitated to that. I wanted to play, and she let me play. I would paint it on myself, watch her do herself, then start to do her friends, my friends. Then I was the girl who everyone went to for the school plays and the dances. I just knew I loved it. I remember thinking, I want to be around this when I grow up, but I didn’t say, “I want to be a makeup artist when I grow up.” So that took me finishing high school and then getting to New York, and then obviously, department stores had makeup artists. I went straight there. That was the first entry point as a way to intertwine that thing that I was really into and a way to pay the bills. And I was young. I was straight out of high school, literally. I graduated, and I hightailed it to New York City, and I got that job at a counter. That started setting me up to see all of the opportunities. And you know, a makeup artist can be a working makeup artist in so many avenues. There are so many ways to express yourself as a makeup artist. It doesn’t have to look one way. I’m really fortunate that I got to try out a few different ways early on.

Let’s talk about the red carpet. How does that vary? What was it like figuring out what worked for the red carpet, for you, for your clients, for everyone?

Well, no one taught me the red carpet. I didn’t assist anyone on a red carpet. That was purely trial and error. The very first Oscars red carpet that I did was Liv Tyler. It was 1999, and she was wearing a lavender Prada gown, and I did a pretty makeup look. But when I look at it now, I’m like, oh, I could have been a little more red carpet polished. I didn’t know. I was doing her as if she was doing an editorial.

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It was a learning curve seeing the result of red carpet images when WireImage, back then before it was even Getty, those WireImage pictures would come out. You would just kind of have your fingers crossed and hope it looked okay. It was really just repetitively looking and going, Oh, ah. That didn’t work. Why? Not gonna do that again. Or Oh, that looked really pretty. So trial and error. And you’re not just doing the makeup for the red carpet; you’re doing the makeup for the entire rest of the night. You’re doing her at noon, and she’s out till 2 in the morning. That’s got to hold up; there’s a lot going on between those 14 hours or whatever. It’s finding the balance between looking great in every lighting situation, the makeup performing and holding, and looking great when they’re talking to their friends. I think that that’s where sometimes a misstep can happen. Someone’s wanting so bad to make sure that it’s gonna photograph well, look great on the TV screen, but they’re not thinking about that person having to be close with their peers and feel confident and not feel like they have a cake face, unless that’s their thing.

You’ve also worked with Charlize Theron a lot over the years. We’re talking about campaigns, red carpets, and even your first feature film, The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Can you tell me a little bit about that project?

Well, actually, it wasn’t my first feature film. It was my first feature film as a makeup artist. I did a feature film as an actress. But my first as a makeup artist, Charlize asked me to do that, and I was like, “Oh, no, no, no. I don’t do film. It’s not my thing.” She actually talked me into it by explaining to me that, especially with that film, we could treat it as if it was a really high-fashion editorial. Each outfit could have a very extremely different look, and we could play, and we could get really creative. So that was the carrot that was dangling that drew me in. I was concerned about the technicalities of a film set because of the whole continuity thing—I didn’t really know about continuity—but she convinced me. The makeup artists that were there that were doing the entire film, they would help me, they would teach me, and they were so gracious. And you know, it’s a little bit of a tricky position to be in when you’re the celeb request. You’re not in the union, and you’re an outsider. They were so gracious and so sweet. I got to have a lot of fun and do some crazy stuff with like gold leaf and black blood.

You have worked with Priyanka Chopra and Margot Robbie for years now, and they have countless incredibly stunning looks. Let’s talk about the camp-themed Met Gala. Priyanka wore silver Dior, there were a lot of silver accents, and you did sort of a plumb berry lip. How did that look come together?

I was looking at those images again recently, and I was like, whoa, I kind of went for it. First of all, [the theme] is camp. So that’s like anything goes. The vibe of that dress, there was a nod to the royal courts of the past. A Marie Antoinette reference was thrown into the mix. I was looking at these old Dior Galliano runway shows where he had kind of powdered white faces, very court-like, and big, big hair. There was some of that brought into the mix. I did these Swarovski crystals as a beauty mark because I had learned in my research that in that period, the placement of the beauty mark was very important for sending a message to others. Like if you place it here, you’re single. If you place it here, you’re flirty and maybe you’re ready to get rowdy. If you place it there, you’re married. I loved that, those subtle cues. We did one and then we did another, and then we thought, let’s put one in the center like a bindi because that’s speaking to her heritage. It was actually one of the trickier red carpets for me because I didn’t know what the dress was going to look like until pretty late in the game. It was one of those [times] where nobody really knew what they wanted to do until we got into the room.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

Bond Hero

Bond Hero

We know colouring your hair can cause damage, but what if there was a way to strengthen hair while you were coloring it?

One of the most revolutionary treatments alongside a color service has been the addition of Keune Bond Fusion – a bond boosting treatment – for all color services. Whether you’re going dark or lifting lighter, Bond Fusion is essential for beautiful, shiny color that lasts and improves the hair’s overall health to match its gorgeous finish. This three-part system starts in the salon and ends with home-care, so education for both the stylist and the client is key.

As Fashion Week comes and goes and a new whirlwind of hair color debuts, we’re positive your clients will be requesting fresh hues for the season ahead. The best way to prepare for their upcoming change is to educate your guests about switching up their shade. How to do this? Pre-booking their next salon appointment, using the proper post-hair color home-care and making sure your clients understand what a bond boosting treatment is. Treatments like Keune Bond Fusion will help transform their hair. Providing your give clients with the right tools to keep hair healthy ensures everyone feels positive about the experience.

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