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Get that summer glow by guest beauty contributor Alyson Sichenzia-Hearne

imageSummer in South Florida is all about color and glowing skin. You can achieve a glowing overall look very easily by getting a natural looking, even spray tan as well as adding a highlight and contour on your face with a shimmered natural bronzer all over. Follow with an application of light eye color, liner, and a nude lip color.

It gets extremely hot here and even makeup lovers, don’t want to wear heavy makeup but rather something light and natural. Basically, the goal is to look like you are wearing no makeup but you really are. Your skin will look radiant, healthy and flawless. This makeup application takes ten minutes, I’m sure you are all excited about that. For the full tutorial visit

This makeup application takes ten minutes, I’m sure you are all excited about that. For the full tutorial visit

Stay beautiful ladies!

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Hair tips for men by Master Stylist Maria Salamis

So I know you hear all about hair tips for girls. What to do, what not to do, etc. We’ll, don’t worry I won’t ever ignore the fact that guys need to be aware of hair care as well. So, here’s five hair care tips for guys that are truly simple to do and maintain.

Maria Salamis, master stylist at the Salon at PGA National

Maria Salamis, Master Stylist at the Salon at PGA National

1) Treat your hair with care
Washing & drying is when hair gets the roughest treatment. Overwashing can actually dull hair by stripping away protective oils. Make your routine as gentle as possible. Use warm water, not hot. Blot hair with towel rather than scrubbing.

2) Watch the greasy stuff
Gels and other styling aids can create looks. Most contain polymers that is plastic dissolved in alcohol. Alcohol can weaken and strip hair of moisture and oils. Which can make hair weak. Pomades and waxes contain petroleum jelly and beeswax, which can damage if used too much. So… Look for water based products to help avoid these issues. Remember, a little goes a long way.

3) Match your shampoo to your hair type
If you have a scalp issue, whether it’s itchy or flaky, choose a treatment shampoo for dandruff. This could also be the result of not rinsing shampoo out well enough. Thin or fine hair, focus on choosing a Volume type shampoo. Dry, brittle hair look for a moisturizing option.

4) Get a haircut regularly
Making regular hair appointments help you stay on a routine to keep your style from being too shaggy. A standing appointment with your stylist would help with a regular routine.

5) Eat right and exercise
Eating a healthy diet is the ONLY way to nourish your hair. Biotin and Vitamin B promotes softness and strength. Exercise increases blood flow, delivering all those nutrients to your scalp.

To set up an appointment with Maria Salamis, Master Stylist, or one of the Salon at PGA National’s expert staff of spa and salon professionals call 561.627.3111 or learn more at Do you have a beauty, salon or spa question? Email and your question may be featured in an upcoming article or beauty post.

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The secret to keeping long hair healthy

For those of you like me who have long hair or are all about trying to get longer, sleek hair this advice is just for you!  I don’t know about you but I am always looking to grow my hair out long. The longer the better I say. Who does not want to look like a Kardashian with long gorgeous locks?

Maria Salamis, Master Hair Designer claims  “Cutting more often” is the way to go… This seems like the opposite advice of what any girl wants to hear. But when it really boils down to it, the ends of long hair have been styled, colored & flat ironed so many times that they get dry, frizz and break quickly.

According to Maria, asking your stylist to just “snip” 1/4 inch to a 1/2 inch every 6 weeks is the key to longer, healthier hair. This makes sense since your hair grows faster on average than this per month. This way  you won’t lose length but rather the dead hair that actually might break from the bottom up.  Maria says, ” If you wait too much longer between cuts, split ends could “re split”, which means you will have to trim MORE later on”.

Maria Salamis.

Expert advice provided by Master Hair Designer, Maria Salamis. Maria is available by appointment at the Salon at PGA National

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Two faced for Halloween with guest beauty contributor, Alyson Sichenzia


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Just in time for Halloween here is a fun little treat for all my readers. Here are some fun tips and tricks to achieving Alyson Sichenzia, Beauty Contributor’s,  “Tw0 Faced” makeup idea as shown here!  Alyson says, “To be honest with you there are two sides to me and I wanted to express my softer side and my dramatic vibrant side! It took me about 45 minutes to achieve this entire look and I got amazing feed back.” I am sure everybody has two sides to them Alyson and can relate.

When doing a make up application such as this you want to make sure that your products are out and ready to go for easy access!

Step 1: The Face) Prep and prime your entire face specifically  with a non-greasy more matte face primer. Alyson suggests  “Your Name Pro” tinted matte primer. Use a light, build-able  coverage on the softer side as far as  foundation and on the dramatic side use a high definition coverage. Follow with a blot powder to add a matte finish to the entire face. Alyson’s favorite blot power is from MAC.

Step 2: The Eyes) For the softer side of the look, use a very neutral color on the entire eyelid,  a white shadow to highlight the brow bone and a brown or chocolate eye liner.

For the dramatic side it’s good to use smoky colors and really dramatize a smoky eye, using champagnes, browns, black or even dark green. Then use a bold black either liquid or pencil. Consider some dramatic feathered lashes that are easy to apply and pretty comfortable as an added embellishment too.

Step 3:The Cheeks) On the softer side, simply use a delicate pink blush on the cheek bone.

Contour  the dramatic side of the face with a “Your Name Pro” dark contour stick and blend it with a dark bronzer.

Step 4: The Lips) Apply a nude on the softer side and black on the dramatic side both with a matte  finish!

Please visit for makeup tips and tricks! Stay beautiful ladies and have a safe Halloween!

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Being on the brides side by Beauty Expert Alyson Sichenzia of South Florida

Here’s a post from Guest Contributor, Alyson Sichenzia

ALysonSo here’s the scoop ladies, being a make up artist and performer, I see; and deal with a lot of brides and weddings, especially in South Florida. I am now about to experience my own! I’m so excited to be on the other side and to get pampered by my closest friends who are amazing professionals, to get me ready for my special day at the end of this summer!

June is the season of love in South Florida. Those of you who live here know it’s wedding time, which means I’m going to be quite busy this month doing some gorgeous trials and beautiful wedding make up applications. Brides always want to feel very special on the day of their wedding. They want to feel like superstars and they should! It’s a lot of hard work planning a wedding as I now am figuring it out!

Weddings are a time of a celebration and a time for families to come together to enjoy the company of each other. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you deserve to look your absolute best for this special day.Feel like a million bucks and marry that man of your dreams!

Please visit for makeup tips and tricks! Stay beautiful ladies!

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Guest Beauty Contributor Natalie New: Splurge on a chocolate dipped pedicure

OPI-Fifty-Shades-GreyAs we move into February we find the essence of love beginning to surround us. It starts with thoughts of hearts, then sweet smells of roses and scented perfumes, followed by the taste of chocolate decadence from our most beloved…

Dive into the most romantic time of the year feet first with a Chocolate Dipped Pedicure at the Salon at PGA National Resort & Spa. This treatment has all the pleasure of a decadent chocolate dessert and none of the guilt. First you will be submerged into a chocolate foot bath, followed by a chocolate mousse mask, finishing with a luxurious chocolate lotion massage. Bring even more seduction to this delicious treat by choosing a new “Fifty Shades of Grey” color from the OPI collection.

The Chocolate Dipped pedicure is just one of four Valentine’s Day Decadence spa specials offered Sundays through Fridays, this month through February 20, 2015 for $59/50 minutes.

This article’s content was provided by Natalie New. She is a Senior Nail Technician at The Salon at PGA National. To meet Natalie or set up an appointment for a professional manicure or pedicure or specialty nail service with her at the Spa at PGA call 561-627-3111. 

Click here to check out this article on DIY manicure from Beauty Contributor Natalie New.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year by Guest Beauty Expert Alyson Sichenzia

It’s that time again to enjoy our families and friends, to eat delicious meals and be grateful for what we have in our lives. There is definitely no better time to enhance our beautiful features and learn how to do amazing makeup on ourselves!  Why not ring in the new year with a whole new look to celebrate with!

New Year’s Eve is a night of glam and sparkle. A night to take out those sequins and glitz it up while having a blast!

Here are some helpful holiday tips to guide you:

1) If you wear a sequined dress with fancy heels, you don’t have to go as crazy with your make up you can have your make up a little bit more simple with a pop of color. Do a bold lip or dramatic eyes  pick a focused feature.

2) If if you plan to dress more simple than go wild with the make up. Don’t be afraid of adding some shimmer to the eyes or even doing a shimmery lip you can even do a bold highlight or contour.

3) Have fun let go and let it loose celebrate your year you deserve it you’ve worked hard and earned every minute of it plan for great things to come in the new year.

I’m going to have a series of amazing blogs coming up in the New Year thank you so much for your help and support!

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