Crisace Launches New “I-hair”

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In the world of hair extensions, most people are familiar with the general idea of what they are. Hair extensions are a method of lengthening one’s hair through the use of synthetic or human hair. They are often used for beauty purposes to create certain looks or simply because one may want longer hair with more volume. There are many different types of hair extensions that most people probably did not know existed. The most known type is hot fusion extensions (keratin bonds), which are installed by hot glue. Duo Domination did some research as we looked into a Canadian hair extension company, “Crisace,” to find out all about the world of hair extensions. Crisace has been an up and running business for over 10 years along with its affiliated hair and beauty salon, Hairways VIP. Both are located in Markham, Ontario and are founded by Chris Popovski who has been in the beauty industry for more than 25 years. Chris’s hair extension company, Crisace, offers its finest hair and beauty products to clients and businesses internationally and all across North America. Right now, their most popular and demanding hair extension is the cold fusion, which is also known as “Ready2go.” This is a line of tape extensions that are quick and easy to install and the hair is reusable time after time. Crisace’s hair extensions are all 100% natural human hair and Chris was able to give us the scoop on the benefits of using natural hair extensions as opposed to synthetic hair.

Natural hair extensions are a great product because the extensions are 100% AAA Remy human hair. This means that the extensions are easier to style, colour and perm enabling one to treat it as their own hair. A major plus of having human extensions is that the hair may be dyed to match your own colour. Another type of hair extensions that Crisace has is their line of “Rock Star Hair”. These are coloured extensions; the fantasy colours such as blue, red, purple and pink. Then there is “Hair2go,” which are clip in fibre bangs that come in the fantasy colours, natural shades and blended shades, as do all their other extension lines, and lay completely flat to the client’s head. “Hair2go” are the only synthetic extensions, resistant to high temperatures, and can be used a number of times. All of Crisace’s hair extensions are made of high quality material that can be tooled to 180 degrees. Clients can style their hair extensions however they like with any hot flat iron or curling iron. Crisace also has their own products such as flat irons, blow dryers; brushes- including particular brushes for hair extensions- shampoo, conditioner and a variety of other hair care products. If you are interested in purchasing hair extensions from Crisace you can get them installed at Hairways VIP Salon. Crisace is not one to disappoint as it is one of the best luxury brand hair extension brands in the world.

Crisace will be launching their new product “I-hair” at the ISSE (International Salon and Spa Expo) in three days at their annual Long Beach, California show. The show will be running from Saturday, January 24 to Monday, January 26 at the Long Beach Convention Centre. Crisace has been participating in shows like the ISSE for the last eight years all across North America to reach out to customers and give them a chance to see their products. Their annual shows like the ISSE also take place in the cities of Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. “I-hair” is a new gravity system that attaches to one’s head by a thin, invisible wire that is hidden by one’s hair. It takes less than a minute to fit and install and one second to remove. This may just be one of the best hair extension innovations yet! As the world of hair extensions is evolving, Crisace is always up to date with the best new products that will certainly treat your hair well.

For more information about Crisace and their products you can visit their website at http://www.crisace.com/

For information on Hairways VIP Salon or to book an appointment visit http://hairwaysvip.com/

Be Kind, It Can Go A Long Way

An act of kindness can go a long way. It affects people more than one would know, especially when performed at the right time and place. Each and every one of us has a busy life filled with many different responsibilities. Day to day we experience things- some days better than others- and you never know when someone could be having a bad day. A simple act of kindness, such as a friendly wave or small gesture, can really turn someone’s whole day around. With the new year reeling in, we should try to take on our lives with a fresh start and positive attitude. By doing this, we can find motivation in everything, which will only help us to succeed. With the new year we can all find inspiration, to first, be better people for ourselves, which will go a long way on having an impact on the people around us.

We all know how it feels to be treated nicely by someone. We experience it from our own family members, friends, teachers or co-workers and even total strangers. When someone compliments you or goes out of their way to help you, it makes you feel welcomed and appreciated on the inside. Knowing how this makes us feel gives us awareness of how it will make others feel. As we all know the saying, “treat others the way you would like to be treated,” it is certainly true when performing acts of kindness. This year find strength and beauty in everything and always see the good in people and the rest of the world.

I wanted to start off this year with a positive mind set and outlook on everything that is currently going on in my life. Although this month is the start to a new year it is also a very busy one if you are in high school, like I am, and are approaching exams. Whatever it is that you may have going on in your life, remember to press pause and enjoy the little moments. Take time for yourself, here and there, to do the things that make you happy. Today I was feeling very inspired and grateful for my life; I wanted to do something for others that would hopefully make their day. I picked twenty of my favourite quotes that are about good spirit and kindness. I wrote down these quotes on colourful paper and wrote the quotes in coloured pen. This way, not only were the written messages positive and upbringing, but the appearance of them were also happy and cheery! If you are feeling happy and in the mood to give back to others you can easily do what I did, or take the gesture further and give back to those in need through volunteer work or by donating to charities and organizations. One thing that I find really inspiring, and I think is a super cool way to make someone’s day, is to write a kind letter and send it to a random address anywhere in the world. Not only are you sending a nice message that makes you feel good but it is also fun and exhilarating with the mysteriousness of not knowing who will receive your letter. This is something I will soon be doing and if you too are interested in doing this then go ahead and do it; there is nothing stopping you! I hope 2015 is a great year for everyone and remember that you are the key to your own happiness, so this year don’t be afraid to be who you are.

Hold Up 2015

10, 9, 8…5, 4, 3, 2, 1.….Happy New Year! Hold up, it’s the countdown already? Well not just yet but it’s almost time. In just a few hours 2015 will finally be here. It’s the day of New Year’s Eve and for most people that means it’s time to celebrate. If you are hosting a last minute party and that countdown won’t stop ticking in your head, don’t panic, duo domination is here to help! We know it may seem like you have so much to do but really you are only stressing yourself out. So take a deep breath and try not to worry. If you are off during the day, you have a lot of time to get things done, and even if you are working or are busy during the day, no need to rush, we have made a short list of errands for you to make on your way home. The main concern for any party is food, mainly munchies and snacks for people to eat while they mingle. Since you won’t need to cook any meals, the food is quite simple. If you have any chips or crackers at home that is perfect. Put some chips into a bowl and with the crackers you can make a cracker and cheese platter. Hopefully you have some cheese but if you don’t have enough to serve everyone stop by the grocery store on the way home and pick up some cheese. Some other items you may want to buy (if you don’t already have them) are vegetables or fruit to make a platter, pita bread and dip, premade, frozen appetizers that you can quickly pop in the oven (such as mozzarella sticks, pierogies, quiches, etc.) and some pop or any other drinks suitable to your liking. Lastly, to add to your finger foods, you can order a couple of pizzas and cut them into small pieces (or leave them as is) to serve as another appetizer. You can also pick up any sweets if you would like, but as long as you have appetizers you’re good. Now that food is out of the way you can pretty much calm down because the next few things are easy tasks. Everyone knows that you need music at any good party so put together a little playlist of the greatest hits from 2014 that will make people want to get up and dance. If you don’t have time to make a playlist ask someone to make one for you or if you don’t have an iPod or any music ask someone to bring his or hers along with a speaker (if you don’t have one) and you got your music solved. Lastly, people often worry about the appearance of their home. Don’t freak out over making sure your home is spotless. Instead, do a quick clean up by putting things away and don’t focus too much on vacuuming because your house will just be a mess afterwards anyways. To add to your home, if you are someone who likes to decorate for a party, stop by the dollar store or any party supply store and pick up some New Year’s banners, streamers, balloons, etc. Also, at any of these stores you can find New Year’s hats, necklaces, glasses, and horns that are fun gadgets for everyone to show off their New Year spirit. The last important items you will also find at these stores, that will help you with your food, are plastic utensils and paper plates and cups that say “Happy New Year” on them. To prepare for this very last minute New Year’s Eve party is not so bad. After you make these two stops to the grocery store and dollar store/party store, you are good to go! We hope that these tips help you have the best New Year’s Party yet! Sit back, relax and enjoy the night! Happy New Year everyone!

2015 Bring On The Sparkle

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New Year’s Eve is almost here, time to celebrate and toast to new beginnings. New year, new me so say goodbye to 2014 and raise a glass to 2015. New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate as we look back on this past year and remember how grateful we all are for being able to live through an awesome year. It’s a time where we are lucky to be brought into a new year filled with many new things. On this night we recollect our greatest memories, achievements and experiences and take in the exact moment to where it has brought us all. And during this moment, you may find yourself at a party. New Year’s Eve is a night to have fun, filled with lots of excitement, so if you will be attending a smashing party be sure to check out the greatest fashion looks! The look for New Year’s Eve screams nothing but sparkles! This is a night to shine, stand out from the crowd and sparkle in the light. No matter what you are wearing, be sure that it sparkles! If you don’t own anything glittery or packed with sequence, we have provided some links below to find out where we got our glittery looks. Don’t have time to shop? That’s okay because lucky for you there are many ways to sparkle up any outfit. You can simply do this by wearing glittery eye shadow, blush, lip-gloss and painting your nails a sparkly colour. These makeup and nail polish buys below will ensure that this New Year’s Eve you will glow! You can also add some sparkle to your outfit by wearing a pretty headband or jewelry pieces that are sure to make a shiny statement. Whether you attend a New Year’s party or not, it is still a night to celebrate. If you are celebrating from home you can create your own fun by having a family dance party, playing some games, looking back on memories, sharing stories and of course watch the ball drop and join in on the countdown. Wherever you find yourself on New Year’s Eve be sure to look your best and stand out. Be confident, that is your best bet to shine and feel good inside. Make an entrance to the New Year with an outfit that will never be forgotten! This New Year’s Eve be you and own the last night before 2015.

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Halloween: 1 Day Away! Halloween Bags, Baskets and Bowls

Halloween is tomorrow! If you are thinking of giving anyone any gifts of candy or treats, we found some great, unique ideas that make simple yet creative gift ideas! Instead of putting your candy in a boring old bag, take it up a level with these cool basket, bowl and bag ideas! We found some different ideas that allow you to put your own twist on it! Make someone’s day with these cute, simple and giving gift ideas. If you are also looking for unique ways to present your snacks and candy to all those trick-or-treaters, these ideas are also a perfect fit. Check out these ideas and people will certainly remember you for these fun and Halloween spirited accessories.

For more ideas, check out: http://www.buzzfeed.com/pippa/halloween-bags-and-baskets?sub=2641475_1730082

Halloween: 1 Day Away! Upgrade your Halloween Party

Tomorrow is Halloween and you know what that means….time to celebrate! This year Halloween couldn’t be any more perfect, I mean what better way to kick off your weekend with a Friday night Halloween party! Wether you will be attending a Halloween party or hosting one yourself, it’s a night to show off your costume and have a good time! If you are hosting a party we’ve got your back! You can check out our previous posts from this week’s Halloween countdown. We found the best Halloween snacks, treats, decor and crafts to decorate your home and of course we’ve got your music covered. Also if your definition of a Halloween Friday night calls for scary movies, popcorn, pumpkin spice lattes and dessert, well we can also help! Check out our post on Halloween movies, horrors and classics.

For all of you hosting a Halloween party, here are 27 awesome ways to upgrade your party! We found some of the best ideas. Not only are they creative, super decorative and spooky, they are also super easy! This is perfect for making your party ten times cooler in a short amount of time.

If you like what you see, click on the link below for more perfect Halloween inspired party ideas.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/easy-ways-to-upgrade-any-halloween-party

Your party will be the best one yet! Happy Halloween!

Halloween: 2 Days…..Eat away Halloween

Halloween, just like any other celebration, calls for lots of food and treats! During this season of trick or treats, we have nothing but treats to share with you! We found some of the coolest ways to turn your food into Halloween. Spice up your Halloween with treats that look too good to eat! The best part is, they are simple and quick! Check out these ideas and enjoy a tasteful Halloween, one that’s never been so good!

We did the research for you to save you time. We found some of the greatest treats we thought were neat and unique! Time to get busy in the kitchen! Here’s what we found:

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We found two different ways to make these awesome frankenstein cupcakes! Choose which one you like best and get   baking!

  1.  Frankenstein cupcakes: http://www.yourcupofcake.com/2013/10/frankenstein-cupcakes.html
  2. Reese’s Frankenstein cupcakes: http://www.yourcupofcake.com/2014/10/reeses-frankenstein-cupcakes.html
    For these two treats, if you don’ have a lot of time on your hands no need to panic; you can cheat by using pre-made chocolate cupcakes!

Here’s a list of 18 more sweet, yummy halloween treats. http://www.itswrittenonthewalls.blogspot.ca/2014/09/18-of-yummiest-halloween-treats-around.html

We tried the halloween spider cookies, Dracula’s dentures and the spooky boo ghost brownies! Not only were they delicious but they were quick to make and super fun!

Halloween: 3 Days…..Fun Crafts and Decor

Halloween is a celebration that involves home decor whether it be making your home look like a haunted mansion or turning your front yard into a graveyard. It gives us the chance to be creative and have fun with it, doing whatever we please! There are many fun crafts and decor ideas that you can try out this Halloween season. Not only are they quick, but they look good too! We searched the web, and came across some awesome ideas and thought we’d share them with you! Here are some links to great Halloween ideas, fun crafts and DIYs!

 

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Glitter pumpkins: http://www.hgtv.com/handmade/how-to-make-glittered-pumpkins/index.html

Creepy, authentic jars: http://magiamia.blogspot.ca/2013/08/it-glue-gun-plastic-time-again.html

Glow stick pumpkin jars: http://www.createcraftlove.com/2013/10/glow-stick-pumpkin-jars.html/2

40 easy to make DIY Halloween decor ideas: http://www.diyncrafts.com/3263/homemade/40-easy-to-make-diy-halloween-decor-ideas/3

Here are some extra cute and fun crafts!  http://www.iheartnaptime.net/best-halloween-crafts/

 

 

The one we really wanted to try was the melted crayon pumpkin and we did! Here’s how to do it.

What you will need:

  • a pack of crayons
  • a white pumpkin
  • a blowdryer
  • a garbage bag

How to do it:

  1. First you will need to peel the wrapper off of the crayons
  2. Next, set up your working station with the garbage bag as your work table to prevent making a mess. Things may get a bit messy as the crayons will drip once they start melting.
  3. Place the crayons on top of the pumpkin or hold them over the pumpkin
  4. Turn on the blow dryer and melt the crayons with that heat! They will quickly begin to drizzle as it does not take long at all for them to melt. Drizzle the melting crayon colours according to your preference.

Halloween: 4 Days…..Get Your Freak On With Halloween Classics

Today’s Halloween post is……scary movies and tv shows! One day closer to Halloween; another day to take it up a notch! Time to get your freak on with a scary flick! Halloween horrors and creepy shows packed with violence, gore, monsters, villains and suspense set the perfect Halloween mood. Take a look at these top horror movies from past to present! These movies will get you hiding under the covers.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/guides/best-horror-movies/

If horror is not your thing, well there is always an alternative. You’re never too old for childhood flicks- including animation- and we’ve got some great ones that will bring back some memories.

Our throwback Halloween flicks:

  • Scooby-Doo
  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  • Monster House
  • Twitches movies
  • The Mask
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Addam’s Family
  • Monsters inc
  • Casper
  • E.T
  • Halloweentown movies
  • Scooby-Doo: Halloween Hassle at Dracula’s Castle
  • Beetlejuice

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Movies aren’t the only you can watch….don’t forget television! There are many great shows-some that include good Halloween specials- and others that have that Halloween vibe to them in general. Find your favourite show’s Halloween specials or watch any of the following shows for the curtsey of Halloween feels. A few shows are- The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars and its spin-off, Ravenswood (which did get cancelled but it never hurts to go back and watch the creepy, intense episodes), American Horror Story, Teen Wolf and The Walking Dead. Today there are many fantasy, sci-fi and horror based shows. With many to choose from, this Halloween, you will never get bored.

Halloween: 5 Days……Turn Up The Music

Halloween is only 5 days away and we are so excited we decided to do a countdown! Every day this week, leading up to Halloween, we will be sharing many halloween goodies from treats and snacks, to movies and songs, to decor and games, trick or treating and last minute costume ideas!

Halloween is a fun celebration that comes around once a year. It’s a time where we get to dress up- be anyone we want- enjoy many festivities and tons of treats! To get you into the Halloween spirit we’ve got some songs that will pump up your week! Monday is the day we go back to school or the day we go back to work. No one looks forward to Monday so what better way to liven up your day than a couple of rock out tunes! Listen to these up beat songs and Friday will be here before you know it. Start off your day with a sing- into- your- hairbrush- kind of morning! Before you go to school or work- before you face that long day ahead of you- listen to these songs! They will give you an extra wake up call to help you push through the day! Already getting tired and its not even lunch? Pull out your iPod, plug in those ear buds and dance your way to your next class. There is always time for music- in between classes, on your breaks, at your lunch, and of course on your way home! Blast the speakers or blow those headphones and jam to Halloween’s beat! But thats not all, when you get home have yourself a little dance party and let loose! Your finally home and after a day of hard work you deserve to celebrate! Any time is fine and as long as you have these songs you’ll be energized for that friday night Halloween party in no time!

Check out this link to Billboard’s top 10 Halloween picks!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/list/513466/the-top-10-halloween-songs

If that wasn’t enough check out Time Out New York Magazine

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/the-20-best-halloween-songs

Our favourites are “Thriller,” “Highway to Hell,” “Werewolves of London,” and “Somebody’s watching me.” What are yours!? Share your comments below! We hope you enjoy! Rock out!