Introducing: Young.Again

Greek Legend says that Odysseus discovered the Immortelle flower after being shipwrecked on the island of Phaeacia. A princess gave him a vial of the plant’s extract, and the potent plant soothed Odysseus’ wounds and restored his demigod power. Immortelle can be stepped on, wrenched, picked, and probed and yet the flower remains unscathed. Many high end skin care lines including L’Occitane, dōTERRA, & Metamour utilize this plant in their age-defying formulas. Inspired by the restorative properties of this mighty little flower, Kevin Murphy created a rejuvenating hair care line, YOUNG.AGAIN. He also included with his new line, a podcast about the products which we are sharing with YOU! Click HERE to unlock the ancient secrets of the immortelle flower!

Allie’s Liquid Salad

Growing more hair is as simple as prolonging the Anagen period of hair’s life cycle. (For more info about the 3 parts of hair growth, see our post below) How can you make the Anagen period last longer? First, you can eat more veggies! Strong new growth is a result of increasing the amount of vitamins and minerals in your diet. We’ve included Ailie’s Liquid Salad recipe below. It’s packed with nutrients and minerals. Look at this recipe– read it and see how each specific vitamin or mineral directly impacts your hair.


Vitamin A
A is for Antioxidants which form a protective barrier around the hair shaft, guarding from free radicals like pollution. This keeps hair from being pulled out prematurely during the Catagen or Telogen phase.
(**The carrots in Ailie’s Liquid Salad are rich in Vitamin A.)
Vitamin B
Vitamin B includes B12, B6, and Biotin. These 3 nutrients boost cellular division and multiplication during the Anagen phase. (**Add some egg protein to Ailie’s Liquid Salad to boost the Vitamin B.)
Vitamin E
Vitamin E energizes blood flow. This keeps the nutrients flowing to the hair root during the Anagen phase, preventing split ends. (**To increase your Vitamin E, use swiss chard, kale, or spinach as the salad greens in your liquid smoothie.)
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Iron carries oxygen to the follicles. (**Spinach is an iron-rich vegetable, use it in you liquid salad to help your cells breathe.)
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Also known as Vitamin B3, Niacin dilates the blood vessels creating ease for the blood flow to the scalp. The more nutrient rich blood that can easily reach the scalp, the more the hair grows during the Anagen phase. In addition, good blood flow cuts down on the body’s static charge– which can lead to frizzy locks.
Omega 3s
Our bodies don’t produce Omega- 3s naturally; we have to consume them. This fatty acid will smooth hair with luster, sheen, and elasticity. (**the walnut oil in Ailie’s Liquid Salad is especially rich in Omega 3s.)
Hair is comprised of 97% protein. Include plenty in your diet to supplement strength and shine. (**Protein and Vitamin B go hand in hand. When you add egg protein powder to Ailie’s Liquid Salad, you’ll up the protein and see the shine.)
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Zinc helps with cell reproduction and hormonal balance. When the hormone DHT occurs in excess, it can prematurely catalyze the Catagen phase of hair growth. Zinc keeps DHT from disconnecting the hair from the connective tissues that nourish and strengthen each strand. (Both chard and spinach are high in Zinc. Adding either to Ailie’s Liquid Salad will keep your hair growing strong!)

The Modern Pixie Cut

It takes a strong woman (like Ms. Anne Hathaway here) to pull of a pixie cut– with these tips, we will show you 3 steps to styling a pixie cut and making it your own!

Take a look at this “ANNE HATHAWAY HOW TO,” and style your hair like a star!

Anne Hathaway The Style
annehathaway The Tousled Tinkerbell
1. Blow dry hair. (We recommend the Valera Blowdryer).
2.Life roots and add beachy texture with Kevin Murphy Hair Resort.
3. Ease fly-aways and create a finished look with Color Proof Fiber Blast Texture Cream.
Picture-41-150x150 The Wind Blown Betty Boop
1. Add volume onto wet hair with Moroccan Oil Volumizing Mousse.
2. Blowdry the sides and top away from face with a medium Prego 270 round brush.
3. Keep the volume with Color Proof Ultra Marathon Hairspray.
Picture-10-150x150 The Modern Audrey Hepburn
1. Get rid of scalps oiliness with Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair Dry Cleaning Spray.
2. Straighten your hair with Color Proof Plush Locks.
3. Add a subtle shine with Moroccan Oil Glimmer Shine Spray.
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1. Blow dry hair.
2. Add messy texture to dry hair with Kevin Murphy Texture Master.
3. Separate Bangs with Kevin Murphy Sticky Business.

What is a paraben?

We’ve all heard: you are what you eat. Have you ever heard: you are what you wear? We know our health is effected by the food we put in our body, but are the products we put on our skin effecting our health just as much?

The skin is the largest organ of the body. Parabens are used as a preservation agent in many items that we put on our body– cosmetics, deodorants, hair products, and self-tanners. The prevalence of parabens in our daily lives is why they’ve been getting so much attention. The molecular make-up of parabens is similar to that of the hormone estrogen. Estrogen has been linked to early puberty in young girls, breast cancer, and has been proven to be carcinogenic in large quantities.

In 2012, the Huffington Post reported that 99% of all breast cancer patients had parabens in their tumors. The FDA has not banned the use of parabens, though their molecular similarity to estrogen and their prevalence within tumors has caused many consumers to ask: are parabens hurting me?
At Amy G Salon, we are committed to the health of our clients. This means that we have a commitment to using paraben-free products.

If you have more questions or would like to know more about parabens, here are some great references on the subject:
Los Angeles Times
Beautiful Skin Care Blog
Huffington Post Article