Beat the Beauty Blues: 3 Tips From Elizabeth

We all have those days where it’s hard to muster up the motivation to put on your A-game.  Whether you’ve been overwhelmed, stressed, sick, dealing with a newborn – whatever the reasons may be, it can be challenging to pull yourself together.  However, we assure you that once you take some time for yourself, the rest will fall into place.

Today, we are giving tips from XanderLyn beauty artist, Elizabeth Grams.  As a premier Scottsdale hair stylist and mom to three boys (the newest addition is one month old!) she knows the secrets to “fake it till you make it.”

Elizabeth is committed to making people feel and look beautiful by styling and coloring their hair as well as adding extensions. As a color expert, including blondes and color correction, her advanced capabilities have been noted in even the most challenging of color situations. From traditional colors to the newest and trendiest of styles, she has no limits to the fashion colors she creates for clients. Elizabeth is also certified with Invisi-Tab hair extensions. The renowned 100% Virgin European Hair Tape Extensions are favored amongst many hair clients internationally. Enthusiastic about continuing her education, Elizabeth is committed to always learning. She says,”New trends happen often, and I want to ensure my clients can maintain the look and image they crave.” Elizabeth has also been featured on local news stations and styled for magazine shoots.

Here are Elizabeth’s tips for overcoming the blues and feeling fabulous:

1.Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask by Charlotte Tilbury! This overnight mask features ingredients for a natural, all-over, non-streak tan. This fabulous formula means you’ll always look sun-kissed, supple & sexy!  Apply at night and walkup feeling really to conquer the world!

2. Use an amazing highlighter on your face! Some makeup is magic, and a highlighter can instantly make you look more refreshed and vibrant!  With so many brands available, go to Sephora and experiment until you find the best one for your skin! If you’re unsure where to apply a highlighter, simply watch a youtube tutorial.  They can be lifesavers! 

3. Use a dry shampoo!  Elizabeth especially loves Keune’s Design Dry Shampoo,  which instantly refreshes and absorbs oils. The bamboo extract also contains protein and adds volume to your hair do.

To book your appointment with Elizabeth or any of our Scottsdale hair stylists, contact us at  480-765-0780.

Until next time, have a beautiful day!

3 Spring Beauty Tips from XanderLyn Insider, Andrea Croskey

Today, we’re thinking spring with XanderLyn Beauty Artist, Andrea Croskey.  Since 1997, Andrea has been perfecting her art while turning heads in the beauty industry.  Andrea attributes her success to many years of hard work, dedication to staying up to date with top fashion and hair trends as well as mastering the newest techniques to hit runways around the globe.

It’s no surprise that Andrea is on track when it comes to transitioning to a fashionable, insta-worthy new season . In fact, we are thrilled to share 3 tips from Andrea to maximize your personal spring beauty!

1. Sport a fun, flirty pony! Ponytails are versatile, reliable and flattering on everyone, making them a perfect springtime staple. To achieve the perfect, long-lasting pony, Andrea suggests using a volume powder or texture spray. Her top top picks are Keune Blend Volume Powder and Dryspun Finish Spray by Bumble and Bumble.

2. Add a pop of color! Whether it’s the natural beauty from Mother Earth or the fashion color trend report from Pantone, the vibrance of spring is often felt through a new color palette.  From a few face framing highlights that add a touch of sheen, incorporating a new fashion piece in a coveted color (think bright mules in ultra violet or a statement necklace in lime punch) or purchasing a new eyeshadow palette to achieve the trending “pastel smokey eye,” Andrea suggests using color to subtly reinvent yourself. 

3. Create a healthy looking glow in 4 steps!  

  1. Apply sunscreen
  2. Add an illuminator  – Andrea’s must-have illuminator is Strobe Cream by MAC 
  3. Use your foundation
  4. Accentuate with a bronzer – Andrea uses both Mac Bronzing Powder ($28)  and  Elf Forever Sunkissed ($6)

Andrea specializes in, but is not limited to both women and men’s haircutting/styling, coloring, highlighting and various types of multi dimensional color and blowdry styling. She is also Brazilian Blowout and Keratin certified.  Her motto is “Life isn’t perfect, but your hair can be!”

If you’re ready to step into spring, our Scottsdale salon can help you achieve your goals. To book your appointment with Andrea, or any of the XanderLyn hairstylists and beauty artists, contact us at  480-765-0780.

Until next time, have a beautiful day!

XanderLyn Insider: Vogue Italia Features Vanessa Johnson’s Work

We are so excited to tell you the news!  With the help of social media, great fashion and beauty are easily shared around the world. Recently, our very own Vanessa Johnson’s work has been featured in Vogue Italia! Below is a photo from Vogue Italia that features makeup and hair by Vanessa.  Originally created for So Scottsdale Magazine, Vogue used the photo too!

When she’s not at our Scottsdale salon,  Vanessa is working hard behind the scenes for magazine and television shoots. From So Scottsdale Magazine to 3TV News, Vanessa is spreading beauty throughout the Valley and beyond!  We know her artistic abilities are outstanding, and are thrilled that the world is taking notice.

If you want to feel supermodel-ready, come see Vanessa at XanderLyn Salon!

To book your appointment with Vanessa or any of our Scottsdale hairstylists and beauty artists, contact us at  480-765-0780.


Until next time, have a beautiful day!