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Supplements to start taking now for healthy hair

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© Sierpniowka | Dreamstime Stock Photos

We have all have taken supplements for our health, but have you considered supplements for your hair? Proper nutrition beautifies you from the inside-out. However, sometimes it’s not always possible to get the adequate amount of vitamins from daily food intake alone. Fortunately, Salon at PGA National lead hair stylist, Maria Salamis, has rounded up a few supplements to share with readers that will help brittle, fine hair, or to just maintain the healthy locks you already have.

  • Coconut oil: Coconut oil is the and organic moisturizer. The natural vitamins and essential fatty acids found in coconut oil help to nurture scalp and remove sebum build-up from hair follicles. If you have for hair, Maria recommends slathering coconut oil from scalp to ends. Leave on overnight and wash your hair a few times the next morning to remove any residue. Air dry if possible to give your hair the break it needs from heat. Use as often as needed to reveal shinier, stronger hair.
  • Biotin: Biotin is vital to cell production, which is why it is essential in hair growth. When ingested, Biotin plays an important part in producing amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. Taking a daily biotin supplement will increase your amino acids and aid in healthy, strong hair growth.
  • Cod Liver Oil: If you do not mind taking a fish oil, Cod Liver Oil is highly recommended for hair loss. It contains high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin D and Vitamin A. All of which nourish the hair follicles from within and healthy hair follicles result in healthy hair. Maria recommends purchasing the capsules and keeping them in the freezer until ingestion. This will aid in better digesting.

Don’t make it a bad hair day! Make yourself a standing appointment regularly to avoid any future complications. 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 http://www.thespaatpganational.com.

Do you have a beauty, salon or spa question?  Email karen.cantor@pgaresort.com or comment on this blog post and one of the many beauty experts at the Spa or Salon at PGA National may respond in a future post of Lady Spa Spa’s Beauty Blog. 

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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 www.thespaatpganational.com. Do you have a beauty, salon or spa question? Email ladyspaspa@gmail.com 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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Spa after Dark Evening Twilight with special musical guest Timothee Lovelock

This Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the Spa & Salon at PGA National will host, Spa After Dark Evening Twilight, benefitting Big Dog Ranch Rescue from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a fun-filled and informative evening under the stars by the renowned Waters of the World pools.

The spa after-hours event features live entertainment by The DJ/Violinist, Timothee Lovelock. With a classical background and a degree from Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Lovelock has mastered the mix of his skills with different genres of music.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Hair demonstrations using MoroccanOil and L’Oreal products
  • HydraFacial demonstrations 
  • Chair Massages
  • DK Lulu Jewelry Tattoo Applications
  • Salon Braid Bar
  • Browgal brow consultations
  • Skincare demonstrations from Clarisonic and NuFace
  • Sample giveaways
  • Silent auction to benefit Big Dog Ranch Rescue
  • Shopping vendors include: Prep Obsessed, Jessie’s Girl Western Hats, International Beauty Concepts and Jamberry Nails

The Spa will also offer a 10% discount on any spa and/or salon retail purchased that night! Guests will be treated to a variety of spa style cuisine and one complimentary champagne, beer or wine.  Tickets are available via www.pgaspaafterdark.eventbrite.com, by phone by calling 561-627-3111 or at the door that day for $25.

About Timothee Lovelock, Special Musical Guest

Timothee Lovelock was born in Brooklyn, NY. After moving to Florida, Timothee’s father decided to teach young Lovelock the violin at the age of 8. With a classical background and graduating from DSOA (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Lovelock decided to melange his skills with different genres of music. The range of skill and creativity between Electronic Dance Music, Producer/DJ Timothee Lovelock make a driving force to the listeners ear. Contrarily, Timothee Lovelock is not limited to producing any specific style while incorporating violin to these fine tunes into his live performances and music production. And while Party Rockin’ with great vibes and positive energy, Timothee Lovelock makes spinning records a graceful party experience like the year 2050.



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Spa After Dark beauty event at the Spa at PGA National

1157413_10151586115842610_596058702_nOn Wednesday, October 9th, 2013, the Spa at PGA National will host its Spa after Dark event, after hours from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. This cocktail party under the stars by the famed Waters of the Worlds outdoor healing mineral pools, will allow locals, members and resort guests to learn the latest in beauty techniques, spa trends, shop to their hearts content and meet the beauty experts behind the scenes at the Spa.

Learn from the pros about makeup application, lashes, weight loss, cosmetic
enhancements, skin care, laser hair removal and experience the new Lymph Lift Massage. Other highlights of the evening will include a cash bar, DJ entertainment, tarot card readings, chair massages, paraffin treatments and
so much more!

That evening the Spa at PGA National will unveil their all new Hydrafacial System. The HydraFacial™ is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective.

A silent auction and donations will be collected and appreciated at the door to benefit Big Dog Ranch Rescue.  Big Dog Ranch Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to saving the lives of unwanted pets. Out of Wellington, they provide great care for dogs, of all breeds, until they are adopted to the right homes.

Participating beauty vendors include Loreal, Pure Fiji, MoroccanOil, Epicuren, Tunies Groceries, Luka Cosmetics, Javita Coffee, Jusuru, and Clarisonic.

RSVP to attend required by calling 561.627.3111.

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Summer Beauty Series from the Spa at PGA National Tip #1: Fight Chlorine and Saltwater

Summer Beauty Tip #1: Fight Chlorine & Saltwater Hair

Hair ArticleAs Floridians, there’s no avoiding diving into the ocean or a pool during the heat of the summer. As refreshing as it may be, unfortunately spending too much time in the water can take a serious toll on your hair. The saltwater from the ocean and the chlorine from the pools are notorious for drying out our luscious locks.

The good news is the damaging effects from the salt water or chlorine can be avoidable. Apparently, the summer secret to the damage is simply applying apple cider vinegar.

Maria Salamis, Master Stylist  from The Salon at PGA National reveals summer hair remedies. “Finish your swim, shampoo with your favorite shampoo, and rinse with ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar mixed with ¾ cup water to help cleanse your hair. Then follow with a deep conditioner. Leave in for a few minutes, and continue styling,” Salamis said.

Make sure to stop by the Salon at PGA National for hair treatments,expert hair advice or a great selection of professional salon products for the summer!

Special thanks to Guest Blogger: Gabriella M. Vaccaro and Hair Expert Maria Salamis.

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Guest Expert Natalie New: 5 Easy Steps to your Perfect at Home Manicure


natalie newYou have  rushed all week and now that event or party is already here and you had no time to spare for a spa appointment. Don’t despair, Natalie is her to save the day and share with us five easy steps for an at home mani that will definitely do the trick and in no time!



Step 1: Begin by removing your old nail polish with non-acetone. Healthy tip: Avoid acetone products as they dry your nail bed.

Step 2: Gently clip the nails straight across just above the skin. Now file, slightly rounding the corners. As professionals we call this is a “squoval”. Square on top with rounded corners. Healthy tip: File from the outside to the center using a soft grit nail file to avoid tearing the nail.

Step 3: Fill a dish with warm soapy water or give yourself a hot oil manicure. Healthy Tip: Warm olive oil from the kitchen warmed in the microwave for one minute works great. Soak for 1-2 minutes in warm water or oil. Remove, dry gently, and while you are at it give yourself a homemade hand scrub using 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water.

avoplexStep 4: Using an orangewood stick wrapped in cotton, gently push back the cuticles from the nail. With cuticle nippers trim hangnails (avoid cutting your cuticle to prevent infection). Apply cuticle oil and massage your favorite handcream. Healthy Tip: We suggest OPI Avoplex; we use this at the Salon at PGA National. It hydrates and replenishes the cuticle with the antioxidant of Vitamin E, plus avocado, sunflower, sesame and kukui nut oils Additionally we recommend Phytomer Hyrdracontinue Moisturizing Handcreme gives your hands a protective barrier against elements while helping to soothe and repair dry skin. It is formulated with natural marine extracts that help skin to retain moisture for long lasting comfort. The skin feels creamy and comfortable.

Once moisturized, remove oils from the nail bed with cotton wrapped orangewood stick dipped in non acetone, cleaning under nail too.


Opi-Nail-EnvyStep 5: Now you are ready to apply your favorite polish. Begin by using basecoat or your favorite nail strengthener. Healthy Tip: OPI original Nail Envy is an excellent choice for a top coat and OPI always has an amazing selection of colored lacquers.

Once coat down the middle and then one on each side, from the bottom of the nail to the top. Allow to dry one minute and proceed to your favorite nail color.

Apply, just like your basecoat, and tip the color along the edge of nail. This prolongs the color from chipping. Wait one minute and apply second coat of color. If there are any dots of color around nail bed clean up using your cotton wrapped orangewood stick or use a nail brush.


OPIDripDry Finally, apply a top coat. Healthy Tip: Our favorite is Seche Vite. It’s a dry fast top coat which also happens to leave a beautiful sheen.Wait two minutes and finish with OPI Drip Dry Drops. These quick drying drops get you on your way in just ten minutes.




These easy steps will keep your nails in tip top shape between salon visits. All products mentioned in this article can be purchased at the retail boutique at the Spa at PGA National.

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.

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