Beauty Salon Supplies

The basic necessities for setting up a beauty salon are beauty salon equipment and supplies. They form the backbone of any beauty salon and help it to function efficiently. Thankfully, numerous companies exist to supply good-quality beauty salon products.Beauty salon supplies can be divided into hair care, skin care, bath, hand and foot, hair color, cosmetics, and hair removal products besides many others.A huge number of brands and companies exist which provide different types of beauty salon products.For basic skin and body care, beauty salons usually have antimicrobial hand and body wash, sea mineral masques, pedicure and manicure kits, professional paraffin bath, facial care, and hot spa for nails. Therabath, Theraffin, FantaSea, Body Drench and many more supply creams, masques, washes, gels, and other things for essential body and skin care.Other products of brands such as Burts Bees, Dermagolica, Murad, Zia Natural, and American Crew (specially suited for men), are also very effective and of excellent quality.Tools such as hair flat irons, curling irons, crimpers, hair setters, and many others are also a must for all beauty salons. Babyliss, Caruso, Helen of Troy, Hot Tools, jilbere de Paris, Diana the Hunter, and Secret to Beauty are some other brands which provide excellent hair care and styling appliances.For hair removal, bleaching, and spa, the best brands available are GiGi, Clean +Easy, Satin Smooth, TherabathPro, One touch, The Melting Pot, and many more.Cosmetics, make-up, and accessories are a core part of beauty salons too. Some good cosmetic products are provided by brands like Japonesque, Lipchic, Lip Venom, Palladio Cosmetics, and Studio Basics.FolicaPro, Sally Beauty, Iowa Beauty and Barber Supply, and Bob’s Beauty Supply are some companies where you can find good-quality and branded beauty salon supplies.A truly amazing range of products can be found at Beauty Deals, which deals in all types of beauty salon supplies of almost all reputed and renowned brands available in the market.Supplies like dryers, clippers, capes, perms, hair removal and spa can all be sought at discounted rates at Cameo Beauty Supplies, Beauty Deals, and Iowa Beauty and Barber Supply, which allows a savings of nearly 66%.

Shy Bladder Syndrome and CBT (Part One)

What is Shy Bladder Syndrome?

Shy bladder syndrome is a social phobia affecting millions of individuals throughout the globe. Social phobias affect sufferers by causing them to feel particularly anxious when performing a task in front of other people, bringing them to the centre of their attention. This makes them vulnerable to the “audience’s” scrutiny and the criticism of which they are genuinely fearful.

For someone with shy bladder syndrome (or paruresis as it is also known), this fear of public performance and scrutiny manifests itself in the public restroom or toilet setting. For someone with shy bladder syndrome, the toilet is their ‘stage’ and the audience consists of all the other individuals using the facility at that same time. The fear and anxiety that they experience as a result of this, manifests itself in an inability to urinate with others around regardless of physical need or urgency.

What Is CBT?

CBT focuses on how cognitions (our thoughts) affect our feelings, behaviour and emotions. In short, it is ‘ground-breakingly’ simplistic and effective in its approach; often being referred to as the ‘psychology of common sense.’ For that reason, it has become the ‘therapy’ of choice for many psychologists and counsellors.

THE CBT PROCESS

  1. Identifying unrealistic thoughts – get to know your enemy
  2. Write down those thoughts
  3. Analyse thoughts for evidence that they are true
  4. Set goals to tackle the problem
  5. Break the problem down into workable parts
  6. Move towards goal one step at a time

CBT And Its Effectiveness In Treating Shy Bladder Syndrome

Shy bladder syndrome being a social phobia is caused primarily by the individual having unrealistic thoughts about what other people are thinking about them. These thoughts (or cognitions) consequently cause them to become incredibly anxious (feelings), which in turn has the devastating effect of them not being able to pee (behaviour) with others around.

As you can see from the breakdown of the actual CBT process, the main focus primarily is getting the individual to firstly identify any unrealistic thoughts they may be having concerning their problem (Eg. “I’m standing at this urinal unable to pee and that guy over there keeps looking at me. I know he thinks I’m some sort of weirdo”)

A thought such as this may seem like a natural thought to have given the circumstance (it isn’t ‘normal’ to be stood at a urinal and not to be peeing). However, the vital part of the thought is what the individual is thinking regarding whether or not the other guy is making any sort of judgment about him (“I know he thinks I’m some sort of wierdo”). Thoughts like these come thick and fast and quickly grow out of control to completely swamp the individual. CBT causes the person to identify their thoughts, write them down (get to know your enemy) and then find evidence for them. In other words, this individual would be asked to find hard, concrete evidence for “I know what he is thinking about me”. The fact is, unless the other guy comes over and tells him so, he can’t possible know. He is assuming. Once these unrealistic thoughts have been identified, written down and refuted due to lack of evidence, they can clearly be seen for what they are. Unrealistic – not based in reality – not based on fact. This then helps the person to begin to identify these ‘automatic’ thoughts more easily.

This is one stage in the CBT process. In further articles I will discuss how goal setting is so important to move forward towards improving shy bladder syndrome.

What is Taught in Beauty Schools?

The question as to just what, exactly, is taught in beauty school is quite a commonly asked one. The typical questioner will tend to be someone like a father, or an uncle, who is told by his daughter (or niece) that – after carefully weighing her options – she has decided that she will be going to a beauty school! Now the man understands what is taught in, say, a business school. He also understands what is taught in a medical school. What is taught in dentistry or a law schools are also things he can imagine. But beauty school? What is taught in beauty school? What is a beauty-school, in the first place?Now in order to bring ourselves to a point where we can appreciate what is taught in a beauty school, it would be a good idea to appreciate the fact that beauty is an art, and a fine art at that. To the casual observer, the various things that are done in the pursuit of beauty seem to be very simple things: hair plaiting (or other hair treatment), nail painting, facial treatment, manicure, pedicure…these seem to be very simple things. But to the person involved in them, there is simply no telling the difficulty that is in involved in them. True, they may not be physically taxing things, but it is the finesse with which they have to be handled, and the rather delicate nature of the people on whom they are done, which makes them difficult. Such understanding gives us a vantage point from where we can get to appreciate what is taught in beauty schools.One of the most fundamental things that are taught in beauty-schools is simply the appreciation of beauty. At this stage, the students are not even being told how to make their clients beautiful, but simply how to appreciate beauty. Unless you can appreciate beauty, there is no way you can give it to someone else.Another fundamental thing that students in beauty-schools learn is how to make them beauty – having gained an appreciation of the beauty concept. People won’t trust you with the task of making them beautiful when you happen to be quite a mess yourself. A beautician has to be beautiful in one or another, and the more it can be clear that her beauty is as a result of deliberate effort, the more confident would her clients be in entrusting her with their looks.Yet another set of things that students in beauty-schools will learn are the various procedures through which beauty can be ‘artificially created’ or enhanced. We are talking about the whole range of technical skills here: from facial treatment skills, to hair treatment and styling skills, and onto procedures such as manicures and pedicures…which are the specific things that the beautician’s clients will be looking for, in terms of services.Refined people skills, sales and marketing as well as the fundamentals of psychology would be other things that students in beauty schools will be taught. The latter would be useful when you take into consideration the fact that most of the clients who seek a beauticians services not only want to be beautified, but also reassured about their beauty and general worth as human beings.

Electronic Cigarette – The Next Quit Smoking Device

Ever since the public became aware about the dangers of smoking a few decades ago, many people have found quitting the tobacco habit hard. Companies have been innovating and manufacturing smoking cessation products for many years now. From nicotine patches to gum, nicotine addicts have been using them to quit their habit.

Electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes and electric cigarettes)are the newest product on the market. They are designed to look and feel like real cigarettes, even down to emitting artificial smoke however they do not actually contain any tobacco. Users inhale nicotine vapour which looks like smoke without any of the carcinogens found in tobacco smoke which are harmful to the smoker and others around him.

The Electronic cigarette consists of a nicotine cartridge containing liquid nicotine. When a user inhales, a tiny battery powered atomizer turns a small amount of liquid nicotine into vapour. Inhaling nicotine vapour gives the user a nicotine hit in seconds rather than minutes with patches or gum. When the user inhales, a small LED light at the tip of the electronic cigarette glows orange to simulate a real cigarette.

The nicotine cartridges themselves come in various strengths. Most of the major brands, such as the Gamucci electronic cigarette have full strength, half strength and minimal strength. This is designed for people who want to quit smoking. As they get used to using the electronic cigarette, they can gradually reduce the strength they use until they quit.

The main advantages electronic cigarettes have over nicotine patches or gum is firstly, users have the nicotine hit much quicker and secondly, because a big reason why smokers fail to quit suing patches and gum is because they still miss the act of inhaling smoke from a cylindrical object. The electronic cigarette emulates that even down to the smoke.

The electronic cigarette is also beneficial from a financial perspective. A set of five nicotine cartridges costs around £8 and is equivalent to 500 cigarettes. Although the initial investment of an electronic cigarette kit of £50 may seem steep at first, users save money in the long run.

As with many popular products, there have been a great number of cheap Chinese imitations flooding the market. They are usually half the price of a branded electronic cigarette and look like the real thing as well. It is inadvisable to use these because they have not been subject to the same rigorous testing the official electronic cigarettes have and can potentially be highly damaging to the user’s health.

As electronic cigarettes become more and more popular, they are increasingly used to smoke in pubs and clubs with a smoking ban. Electronic cigarettes seem to be the next thing and may soon replace real cigarettes in clubs.

If I Am Not Beautiful How I Can Feel I Am Beautiful

Being beautiful or not beautiful is a very subjective issue. Think of that concept the same as garage sales, somebody junks are somebody else treasures. Being beautiful or not is also subjected to culture, environment and the social acceptance where you were born.When I was growing up in Vietnam, I was told more than once by my grandmother that I was ugly. The reason for her statement was because I looked more like a boy with a very short hair, dark skin and I was very rebellious for a normal young Vietnamese girl. Also in Vietnam the more you look like the westerners the more beautiful you are. It was a social condition.When I first came to the United States more than 30 years ago I was followed every where by American boys. They told me I looked so exotic and because I was so natural it added more points to my charm. The dark skin once shunned by my grandmother is a ‘must’ have olive skin of the West. So all of a sudden, I was called a beautiful woman.The concept was not readily accept and believe by me for more than a decade but eventually it did sink in. But even the thought of not being beautiful, it did not close any doors that supposed to be open for me in any way because inside I know that I am a very special individual.So to feel that you are beautiful you need to redefine your definitions of beauty. Ask yourself if you have the kind of beauty that you dream of, what difference if any that brings to your life?When you sit down and write up all of the benefits you think being beautiful will bring to your life you may begin to realize that perhaps you can get all the same things and still be who you are right now. If the things that make you feel not beautiful are some physical shortcomings, you can try to raise the money and fix them. Make sure that your idea of beautiful is realistic.Beauty comes in so many shapes and sizes. A rose is beautiful to someone and a lily is beautiful to someone else. The trick is to find those that appreciates you and hang out with them more often.Don’t strike to belong to groups of people that look down on you or making you feel ugly so that they can feel beautiful. An ugly woman can be beautiful if she “thinks” she is beautiful and likewise a beautiful woman can be ugly if she doesn’t believe it.So it also helps if you make a decision to be beautiful. Telling yourself that you’re beautiful will not do much if you seriously believe that you’re ugly. You must learn to redefine your definitions of beautiful like I said above.In America there are so many beauty products that can enhance your attractiveness with not much money out of your pocket. Browse the cosmetic counters and ask them to give you beauty lessons. Make sure you get a list of products they used on your face. Do not be shy. They are there to serve you. You don’t have to buy anything and in fact, learn to say no to their suggestions. Ask more than one cosmeticians to teach you. Choose the most flattering one and then invest money to buy the same things they use for your face after you have tried several.Good luck to your quest in becoming one of the most beautiful women in the whole cosmos.