Blogs and Vlogs on hair, beauty, fashion and lifestyle by Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee.

Blogs and Vlogs on hair, beauty, fashion and lifestyle by Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee.

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CONSULTATION ~ Upfront & Honest ~ The key to our success. ~ CONSULTATION

Upfront and honest ~ The key to our success. We want to hear from YOU! ~ We are here for YOU! Your patronage is important to us and from time to time it is important to re-evaluate things including our appearance. As a business we want to make sure that we do everything we can to ensure our clients have the best possible experience and we achieve your desired results. Never underestimate the power of taking time out to invest in yourself ~ a consultation with your hairdresser, barber, or beauty therapist to help achieve your desired look will work wonders. We can guide you through the process of a change, give honest feedback and suggestions, which sometimes is hard to get from friends and family for fear of them offending you. Consultation ~The action or process of formally consulting or discussing. Meeting with an expert, to seek advice. V For Hair and Beauty Consultation ~ we will sit down with you have a chat and a coffee. We can give you ideas for your hair style, hair colour, beauty treatments, hair care and skin care. I, (Vicki, business owner) must take overall responsibility for what happens within our business. We work hard to look after YOU, our clients, grow the business and we always welcome feedback on your visit. If you ever feel, ~We dropped the ball on our service at your appointment. ~Cost of the service, you felt was too high or inconsistent. ~The service took too long or longer than expected or there was miscommunication on the desired result. ~Your stylist/beautician was over persuasive, and you felt compelled to upgrade your service and purchase products. ~You did not click with the Stylist or Beautician at your visit. Then we want to hear from YOU. We always strive too, ~Provide a warm inviting and friendly environment for you our clients. ~Luxury refreshments and service. ~Listen to your concerns and needs, achieving good outcomes for YOU. ~Personalise your style/ treatments to your individual needs. ~And of course, we always welcome feedback when a team member does something to make your visit special. From time to time when we all want a change, changing hairstylist within the salon can give you knew and fresh ideas too. The advantage of this is we know your hair and beauty history and we can work with you to have the look you desire. You may have sat in the salon and see someone getting a style you like. Never feel bad about changing stylist within the salon, after all we are here to serve YOU. ~Book for a totally FREE consultation with Myself or Georgie (you choose) and we will listen to your needs and desires, we can work out a way forward. We can help direct you to a stylist or beautician that we feel would be best for your needs, to achieve your desired result. We will be upfront about price and give you options to suit your budget and lifestyle moving forward. Or you can contact us direct via our email Vicki ~ vickio@vforhair.co.nz As far as hair goes, I specialise in, all aspects of cutting and razor cutting, especially short restyles, love doing make overs, going grey gracefully, blonde hair colouring, colour correction work and perming. Consulting on your colours is also something I am very passionate about. 35 years + experience. Hours on the floor Monday to Friday 8am to 12pm. Georgie ~ Salon Manager I look forward to catching up with you. Come in for a chat and a coffee, free consultation. I am here to help. I have been in the hair and beauty industry 30+ years and have good hair and beauty knowledge, I can point you in the right direction to a stylist or beautician that will be a good fit for you. My direct email is merivalesalon@vforhair.co.nz or as always I am on the end of the phone Wednesday to Saturday 033556584. V For Hair and Beauty Consultation ~ we will sit down with you have a chat and a coffee. We can give you, ideas for your hair style, hair colour, beauty treatments, hair care and skin care. Helping to make you the best version of yourself~ Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

Pure Fiji Hydrating body lotion / Hand & Body Lotion – Vicki Ogden-O’Fee of V For Hair and Beauty

An ultimate all over body lotion our Pure Fiji Frangipani (and several other fragrances)Body Lotion is packed full of skin-saving ingredients, such as; vitamins A, B, C and E which intensely hydrate skin. It also smells delicious – like a tropical vacation in a bottle – thanks to its unique botanical infusions and coconut milk that provide your skin with complete nourishment and protection. Organic exotic oils and essential fatty acids hug every inch, transforming skin into dewy perfection, while protecting it from harmful free radicals. A complete bio-network of essential nutrients and vitamins for your skin’s daily requirements, adding vitality and softness. It’s light with an airy texture; it’s a silky-soft testament to moisture that melts effortlessly into skin. Passionflower contains antioxidants which are ideal for all skin types and those prone to breakouts. It also protects against free radical damage. Low molecular structure absorbs quickly into the skin.

Body essentials you can’t live without -Pure Fiji from V For Hair & Beauty Merivale FREE NZ delivery

Is your skin ready for the warmer days of spring? Getting your skin ready means detox-time and making sure that the skin is fortified, nourished, and very well-hydrated. Your skin is about to go through a seasonal transition which means adjusting your natural skin care products and routine. Read on to learn about summer skin care essentials for gorgeous healthy skin all season long. Tame body acne We sweat a lot during the warmer months especially when we are active. Whether you are working out, gardening, or doing some sort of an outdoor activity it is vital that you shower immediately afterwards using an exfoliating body cleanser like Pure Fiji’s Coconut Milk Shower Gel. This dreamy coconut milk shower gel is packed with moisturizing agents to hydrate the skin without stripping it of its natural oils, while pineapple extracts gently buff away dead skin cells and impurities leaving skin super-soft as the power of sweet-smelling coconut transports you to paradise. Get rid of dry skin What is the fastest way to smooth skin? Exfoliate! It may seem counterintuitive to exfoliate but incorporating a gentle exfoliator like Pure Fiji’s Coconut Crush Scrub into your everyday routine will help remove dead skin cells and free up your skin to absorb moisturizing products more effectively. A decadent coconut crème scrub infused with crushed coconut shells from the South Pacific for a smoother exfoliation. Designed to gently buff away dry skin cells and unclog pores to rejuvenate your skin while vitamin rich coconut crème with exotic drift nut oils deeply moisturizes and nourishes your skin. Your complexion is left looking smooth, hydrated, and glowing and with your favourite aromatic infusion also transports you to the tropics. Body oil An absolute summer essential is Pure Fiji’s Exotic Bath and Body Oil. An award-winning spa product this multi-tasking all-natural organic oil gives you deeply hydrated, glow-y, and subtly luminous skin. It is truly the ultimate all-natural beauty multi-tasker. Use as a massage oil, daily moisturizing treatment, hot oil hair treatment, makeup remover, and more! Who does not love having one beauty product in your arsenal that can do so many things? For self-massage pour a small amount on the palm of your hands and rub it together. Start from the top of the head and scalp; massage the oil moving downwards your ears, neck, and shoulders. Massage the arms with long strokes, then work in a circular motion for the chest, abdomen, and hips. Treat your legs to long strokes and finish off with extra attention on the hands and feet. Getting your dose of natural vitamin D from the sun is important for your skin. However, UV rays can cause a lot of skin damage if you are unprotected. Drying and premature wrinkling are just two of many negative consequences from too much sun; there’s also dehydration, which can lead to moisture issues and blemishes, and skin cancer, which can be deadly. Take a break from direct sun every couple of hours and find some shade for 15-30 minutes. Doing so can really save you and your skin from a lot of the damage caused by the sun. Find a shady spot under a leafy tree, or patio umbrella and enjoy a lovely spray mist of Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Mist and you are all set!

CHROMA ID – New product alert

This is a beautiful revolutionary colour pigmented hair mask from Schwarzkopf, so you can keep your salon colour beautiful all year round. The new Chroma ID Bonding Color Masks combine powerful color with intensive care and hold up to 15 hair washes.* All shades are mixable for 100% colour individualisation from subtle to intense, vibrant colour results. Use it to freshen up dull lengths and tips to improve the durability of Igora Royal and Igora Vibrance colours, restore shine and maintain optimum hair quality. Directions of use Apply the desired Bonding Color Mask evenly to the previously washed and towel-dried hair. Let it work for up to 10 minutes and check regularly visually. Result The care-based color allows for easy, fast and perfectly even color distribution, while the integrated bonding technology strengthens structural bonds in the hair and thus deeply cares for it from the inside out. *Depending on selected shade, exposure time and hair structure

Mukti Serum special 3 + Dermal roller

Beautiful skin always... Mukti – Vitamin Booster Vital A Elixir – 30ml SUITED TO: Combination/Oily, Dry, Mature, Normal Skin Maximise your beauty sleep with this nourishing night time elixir. Fortified with active vitamin A and reinforced with botanical extracts and antioxidants including Lycopene, Buriti, Rosehip oils and CoEnzyme Q10 this gentle elixir works on resurface your skin tone to reveal an even, refined complexion. Vitamin A (Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate HPR) is a gentle retinoid that works through the mechanism of inhibiting enzymes that break down collagen. It also increases cellular turnover, resulting in a softening of the lines and wrinkles. It works to fight acne by dissolving surface oil and diminishing pores, as well as fading dark spots and reducing pigmentation. Use in combination with our Age Defiance Night Serum to amp up your results. *Vitamin A may not be suitable for sensitive skin or during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Made in Australia, Certified Organic Ingredients, Vegan, Cruelty Free, Nut and Gluten Free. Packaged in Biophotonic glass. INGREDIENTS Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) leaf juice*, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil (and) Solanum lycopersicum (Tomato) extract, Dimethyl isosorbide (and) Hydroxypinacolone retinoate (Vitamin A), Mauritia flexuosa Mukti – Vitamin Booster Vital B Elixir – 30ml SUITED TO: Combination/Oily, Dry, Mature, Normal Skin A gentle elixir that assists with hydration, enhancing skin clarity and luminosity. Niacinamide (B3) is a multi-tasking vitamin that has been shown to strengthen the skin and addresses a plethora of conditions. Combined with soothing and calming native extracts of Kakadu Plum, Mountain Pepper Berry and Native Pomegranate, this elixir works wonders to combat dryness, balance sebum production, increase collagen and decrease pigmentation. Our Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a unique and completely natural, vegan form of HA. It is produced through the fermentation of Bacillus subtilis, a probiotic that has antioxidant properties. Due to its extremely low molecular weight, it can readily penetrate through all layers of the dermis and deliver plumping and hydrating benefits. Whilst offering an instant radiance to the skin surface, it delivers long-term, lasting results in improving the quality and texture of the deeper dermal layers of the skin. Made in Australia, Certified Organic, Vegan, Cruelty Free, Nut and Gluten Free. Packaged in Biophotonic glass. INGREDIENTS Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) leaf juice*, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Glycerin (Vegetarian)*, Terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) extract*, Capparis mitchellii (Native Pomegranate) extract, Tasmannia Mukti – Vitamin Booster Vital C Elixir – 30ml SUITED TO: Dry, Mature, Normal Skin A powerhouse elixir designed to help improve skin resilience and firmness while providing antioxidant protection from daily environmental aggressors. Formulated with Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (MAP) that acts as a powerful collagen stimulator in conjunction with Kakadu Plum, the highest bioavailable plant source of Vitamin C. The inclusion of Vitamin C in your daily skin care ritual can significantly reduce the appearance of aged skin and wrinkles and increase firmness to prevent premature skin ageing. Native bioactive extracts of Finger Lime Caviar and Desert Lime work together to gently resurface the skin while Coenzyme Q10 & Vitamin E provide antioxidant protection from free radicals. The inclusion of Knotgrass extract specifically targets infrared (IR) and thermal (heat) induced ageing. These highly effective ingredients work synergistically to rejuvenate the skin, address sun damage and transform dry, lifeless skin promoting luminosity and a firm, even complexion. Made in Australia, Certified Organic, Vegan, Cruelty Free, Nut and Gluten Free. Packaged in Biophotonic glass. INGREDIENTS Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) leaf juice*, Terminalia ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) extract*, Citrus australasica (Finger Lime Caviar) extract, Citrus glauca (Desert Lime) extract, Magnesium ascorbyl Mukti – Micro Dermal Roller – 0.25mm SUITED TO: Mature Skin Rejuvenate, revitalise and create a more vibrant complexion with Mukti’s customised dermal roller. It’s an easy, gentle at-home skin needling tool. The needles create very small micro channels on the surface of the skin enhancing the overall efficacy of your serums and moisturisers by 40%! It achieves this by aiding passage to the outer dermal layer and allowing the active ingredients to penetrate and reach their targeted areas! Rolling the device over the face 2-3 times a week can improve collagen production and assist with fine lines and wrinkles. Regular use has proven to be effective for uneven skin tone, diminishing light scars and pigmentation. It’s simple science that can improve the performance and overall results of your skin care regime. The micro needle dermal roller is made from fine titanium alloy.