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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

History of The Pedicure

History of The Pedicure

Ciao bella,

Since the 1990's the Pedicure service has consistently developed into a phenomenon. Shortening the nails and grooming the feet go as far back as the caveman. It was more a "private service" not performed in salons. Before the 1970s in the get my hair done every week era most salons didn't have pedicures available. So with nails becoming a licensed specialty, Pedicures were offered by salons. The nail salons of the '70s and '80s were on average "acrylic salons" and performed few natural services due to the low prices expected to pay. A salon opened in 1980 and it had a Pedicure chair. Mostly used as a coat rack!

By the 1990s the spa age reached its growth of adding in Pedicures on their menus. Offering the feet care desired by the clients. By the 2000s feet were no longer hidden away. They were being groomed to be seen by others with color and nail art.

The explosion of salon owners purchasing spa/Pedicure chairs was unbelievable. In 1999 a manicurist came forward and wanted to be called a "Pedicurist". This gal saw there was money to be made and "foot spa" has become a common salon name for Pedicure salons.

So go out and get your tootsies done!

Wishing a happy Labor Day


Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Witch Hazel ... 150 Years Old!

Witch Hazel ... 150 Years Old!

Ciao bella,

Some people can remember when the Witch Hazel distillery opened to the public. Like great grandparents, great aunts and great cousins!

Witch Hazel's principal producers for the past century, the E. E. Dickinson company and its offshoots located in Connecticut since Dickinson’s founding in the late 19th century for 150 years.

Now part of the American Distilling in East Hampton, Connecticut produces nearly all of the Witch Hazel used throughout the world — millions of gallons accounting for annual revenues dollar amount.

Used today the clear, fragrant, naturally astringent liquid is used to treat dozens of conditions and is included as an ingredient in hundreds of cosmetics and over-the-counter medication including shaving lotion, deodorant, headache remedies, hair rinses, sunburn cream and salves for cuts and insect bites. Also found in toothpastes and mouth wash.

Witch Hazel can remove excess oil from skin. It can also help to tighten pores, de-puff under eyes, tighten pores and relieve irritation.

Witch Hazel is having a renaissance in skincare products. Its ability to cleanse and clarify the skin is a grateful promise. Begun in the 19th century, it continues into the 21st, quietly putting Connecticut’s industrial savvy on proud display.

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Annual Pool Bag Necessities 2022

Annual Pool Bag Necessities 2022

Ciao bella,

Summer is finally here! It may be hotter than Hades; however, we must be prepared. Please note that this is my Annual Pool/Beach Bag review and all you'll need to make your summer "fun in the sun"!

Here are a few items to keep things going smooth.

1) Sunscreen is number one for protection from the sun. SPF 30 with limited exposure.

2) Hats are great sun protection. Some have sunscreen built in.

3) Water to stay hydrated throughout the day. A frozen water bottle will last the whole afternoon.

4) Sunglasses are a must ... eye protection and fashionable. I must own over 35 pairs!

5) Towels ... I need a few to stay comfortable.

6) Lip Sunscreen for added protection for those kissable lips!

7) A Cover up for after a full session of sun or cool breezes.

8) Towelettes are handy to freshen up! A New product that’s out is "busy Beauty Showerless Body Wipes" Tried and true from me to you! Great after sun bathing for a quick clean feel.

9) Pack of tissues to wipe away whatever!

10) Hair brush/comb to touch up and refresh the do!

11) Insect Repellent for the beach bums. I've yet to see a mosquito by the pool. So, hope this review helps in enjoying a great summer.

Now that Memorial Day is behind us, we look forward to June, July, and August sun and fun. So important to be prepared for lovely summer days! No stress, just lounging on your lawn chair for fun in the sun.

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Happy May

DRY SHAMPOO-on the days you want to skip wet shampooing!

Ciao bella,

Well my Glamazons we've turned a corner! A few worth mentioning.

COVID is not long gone, however, we've learned to live with it. Wearing a mask has seemed to help. I haven’t had a cold in almost 3 years. Staying home and being careful has helped. So happy my retirement came just a little before COVID hit us big time.

Also our weather forecast has been great! Sunshiny days and cool nights make for a big and beautiful smile.

Don’t forget your clothes you purchased just before COVID. Also pieces of jewelry you squirreled away that you couldn’t wear! Oh, and your make up that probably needs to be replaced. I replaced a lot of my make up last year, however, I need to replace some again after this winter. So check yours out and see what needs to be replaced.

So our Cabana will be opening soon and I’m already for it! All pool supplies bought and checked. You can do the same by getting ready for your summer adventures. Check your tanning aids. And don't forget your waterproof make up.

So many wonderful hair products to make your locks summer ready. Make your appointment with your stylist to get you ready.

So my Glamazons … there it is!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.

Dry Shampoo

DRY SHAMPOO-on the days you want to skip wet shampooing!

Ciao bella,

How many of you remember Psssssst!? the first spray powder dry shampoo from years ago that turned us into believers. This generation thinks you need to wet shampoo your hair everyday. Not so true. Stripping your hair of its natural oils, design coloring, and keratin treatments is expensive. Consider dry shampooing! So what used to be a cleansing hair treatment in hospitals has become a quick beauty secret trick for an instant refresh.

A dry shampoo cleanses with oil absorbers such as starch and volumizes with silica and clay. Using a dry shampoo minimizes damage to your hair since you'll be using hot tools less often. Your color will fade less with minimum salon visits for touch-ups. Your style lasts longer and dry shampooing can puff up limp strands. Dry shampooing also leaves your hair with a fresh just -washed scent!

There are many different brands of dry shampoo. Some specialize in volumizing. Others are best for dark hair. Also portable purse size is convenient. My fav is still Pssssst! and LUSH has a powder form you sprinkle on, fluff through and brush out. So grab some ease of not wet shampooing everyday and try the fluff and go hair magic way!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Lavender

Lavender

Ciao bella,

Used for centuries to keep skin feeling hydrated and the body calm. Just a whiff of this magnifi cent scent will keep your senses focused and relaxed.

Lavender oil can also help with troubled skin such as acne. It penetrates your pores to help in regulating your skin’s oil production. It has a skin soothing nature that can also tame an itchy scalp. Also used for anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain.

Used as a holy herb in ancient times. High priests used it for purification rituals and healing.

Lavender was used in anointing the feet of Jesus by Mary Magdalene.

Imagine a bath filled with Lavender … known for it’s calming qualities, a shower gel or bath salts will put you in dreamland instantly. Lavender is part of the mint family that’s a shrub. The flowering tops of the shrub are used in a distillation process that will produce Lavender oil. Used in many brands of essential oils, Lavender contains many benefi ts for calming nerves and sleep related problems.

So calm yourself down and carry on with some Lavender!

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Beauty Horror 2022

Beauty Horror 2022

Ciao bella,

“Be Careful or You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”
Taking a different turn on beauty for the sake of humor, here are some beauty scenarios that may bring back a memory or two.

One gal decided to dye her hair and multitask by washing the dishes. Oops … the pizza cutter sliced through her thumb! Should have gone for stitches instead used a tourniquet from dish towel. Her hair came out great, however, there’s a scar to remind her to slow down!

The over archer decided to pluck her eyebrows. Plucking was too painful so she decided to use her razor. Yikes … shaving off half a brow it took a few months to grow back in. Not without shifting bangs!

Using black eyeliner at 14 years old was the ultimate. After a few hours of people staring and thinking I must look so cool, I took a look in the mirror and all the oil and sweat had spread the pigment so much that I looked like a baby Panda!

After a busy and exhausting trip, I emptied my cosmetic bag out on the counter.

I would have SWORN ON MY LIFE I grabbed my eye make up remover. It was nail polish remover! I flushed my eyeball for 5 minutes under running water until the pain subsided!

So, the moral of these stories is consider a professional to educate and demonstrate before attempting home skills. Or at least a bottle of nail polish remover with big letters!

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at www.allthatzazz.com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.