How to Conceal Acne like a Pro – (and why you shouldn’t use your under eye concealer over acne)

Have you ever tried to conceal a blemish only to find that it drew even more attention to your latest breakout? Jane Iredale’s Zap&Hide is the product that you need. The key is making sure that you choose the proper concealer for your skin tone, a general rule of thumb is to choose a color that is a shade or two lighter than your foundation.  The next step is to determine what type of concealer you need.  In most cases, the concealer you use to cover a blemish should not be the same as the concealer that you use to cover those under eye circles.  Here’s why:

If you have fine lines or wrinkles in your eye area, you want to use a concealer that is moisturizing and nourishing.  If you use a concealer that is too drying or chalky it will enhance those fine lines and make you look older or tired.  Similarly, if you use a concealer that is too moisturizing over a blemish, you will make it worse.

Jane Iredale just reformulated the Zap&Hide Blemish Concealer.  I absolutely love this product – it’s so easy to use.  Zap&Hide is a double-ended blemish treatment stick that will conceal while it heals and leave skin looking radiant. Zap is a clear stick containing beneficial antiseptic and anti-inflammatory botanicals, while Hide is a highly pigmented, creamy concealer to cover the blemish.

Simply apply Blemish Balm, the clear side, to the blemish, then apply Blemish Concealer and feather the edges.  That’s it!  Zap&Hide is powerful and effective, but gentle enough to be used as often as needed. Keep your skin looking fresh and clean all day long!

What are your greatest challenges with concealer and foundation?  I would love to hear from you!  Join the conversation by leaving a comment below and be sure to pick up your perfectly matched shade of Zap&Hide from Haven.

Cover up Un-washed Hair with an Easy Do

Bumble and bumble stylist Q. Ellis-Lee created an easy do-it-yourself look for, Bb says it’s perfect for the summer days you spend at music festivals. Whether you haven’t washed your hair for a few days or you just want it off your neck, this is a simple style that will keep your hair washing secrets while making you look glam.

Follow these simple steps that‘s Megan McIntyre created after Q taught the trend:

Photographed by Guang Xu

Start off by emulsifying a dime-sized amount of Bumble and bumble Color-Minded Styling Balm in your hands, then run it through your strands. Q says that by coating your hands in the balm, you’ll get the most even coverage. The balm has UV protection in it, so it will help protect your mane from the sun, as well as adding a small amount of hold and shine. It also keeps your hair moisturized, so it’s not all dry and full of flyaways.

Once your hair has been properly “balmed,” use your fingers to create a slightly messy, deep side-part. You want to lift and “scoop” your hair at the root as you pull it back to help create a bit of extra volume.

Starting on the side of your

head that has the most hair,

begin rolling your hair in towards your head, gathering in more as you go. When you get to your ear, place a pin downwards into the roll to help secure. You want your roll to be volumized and a bit loose, but not falling out, so if you have thick strands you might need to use more than one.

Continue rolling until you get to the nape of your neck, then place another pin at the end of the roll. Repeat on the opposite side.

Gather the two loose sections of hair at the back of your

head into a ponytail and secure with a hair bungee. You can use an elastic, but Q says he prefers using the bungee as it is easier to position and wrap.

Take your ponytail and twist it until it bends upwards into a roll.

Continue rolling up until all the hair is in this loose chignon, then pin the ends of your hair at the base of the neck to hide them and anchor the style.

To add a little bit of festival flair, take a fresh flower and trim the stem so it is about an inch or two long. Take a bobby pin and attach it to the flower, then push the pin into your hair at the base of the chignon.

Try this look at home or ask your Haven stylist to style your hair using the summer look from Bb. stylist Q. Visit Haven to pick up any Bumble and bumble products you need.

The Many Uses of Moroccanoil

If you asked us our favorite product it would be hard to choose; however, we couldn’t deny that we LOVE the Moroccanoil Treatment.

Why do we love the Moroccanoil Treatment so much?

  • All hair types can use it (yes, even those with fine and light-colored hair!)
  • It’s versatile, use it on damp or dry hair
  • It adds shine while also promoting healthy hair
  • It’s residue-free so it can be used as a conditioning, styling, and finishing tool.

Moroccanoil says it best:

Moroccanoil Treatment transforms hair so completely because it’s a formula that brings back lost proteins for strength; fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine; and antioxidants for protection. It absorbs instantly to fill gaps in hair made by heat, styling and environmental damage. Hair goes from brittle and broken to strong adn flexible. From rough and frizzy to brilliantly shiny, smooth and manageable–the perfect starting point for effortless styling.

To use this product apply a dime size amount to towel dried hair working from mid-length to ends. After the hair is dry the Moroccanoil Treatment can be used to tame fly-aways and further condition dry ends.

Insider tip: Use Moroccanoil on just-shaved legs to restore moisture and make them shine!

We love Moroccanoil and we’re sure that you will too! Pick up your bottle of Moroccanoil treatment from Haven and ask your stylist to use the product on your hair during your next visit.

Introducing Sarah Olson: Nail Extraordinaire

We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team, Sarah Olson, licensed manicurist. With Sarah’s bubbly personality and expert skill we know you’ll be pleased you met her too!

Sarah graduated from Martin’s College of Cosmetology in Madison in February of 2007. After working as a nail technician at Sundara Inn and Spa in Wisconsin Dells for three and a half years, a recent move located Sarah in the Green Bay area. We are so happy she found Haven.

After retiring as a massage therapist Sarah knew she wanted to stay in the industry and returned to school to become a nail technician. She found the nail world is much better suited to her personality and passion. Sarah says she loves doing nails because “It gives me a chance to be creative.”  Sarah continues to explain why nails are the perfect fit for her: “Getting your nails done is not just a manicure for my guests, it’s an opportunity to relax while enjoying a good conversation.” Sarah is a people person, she loves coming to an energizing environment every day where she can be social and pamper others.

Sarah’s specialties are pedicures and extended wear manicures. She is trained in a variety of products including Aveda and OPI gelcolor. Along with Sarah’s love for the beauty industry because of it’s ever changing trends, Sarah is a fashionista and stiletto shoe addict. Admitting to owning over 50 pairs, Sarah confesses that she can’t say no to any stiletto from Candies or Steve Madden. Her favorite pair: sassy slingbacks that are pink with rose-gold glitter.

Sarah is excited to be at Haven. Our team based company and positive environment is a great match for her. “Who doesn’t want to come to work everyday eager to see her friends, reconnect with guests, and meet new people? I know I do!” Sarah says.

To schedule a manicure or pedicure with Sarah or any of our other stylists call Haven at (920)339-1111.

You are What You Eat

Haven promotes total body wellness. This means along with looking great, we believe its important to feel great too, both on the inside and outside.

Total body wellness starts with how you treat your body. Are you managing your stress? Do you get enough physical activity? Do you eat foods that will help instead of harm your digestive system?

Your face is one of the most obvious places that all of your daily stresses and lifelong decisions show. Celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder shares her tips for the secrets that face mapping can reveal. Watch Snyder on a clip from Today to hear the 6 foods everyone should be eating to create healthy, radiant skin.

If you are searching to improve your skin start with a diet makeover like Snyder suggests. Also, schedule your own complimentary face mapping session with one of Haven’s aestheticians or a book a facial and jump start your new skin regimen.

Everyone deserves glowing skin, just remember, you are what you eat!

Feeling Alive

The sunny collection from Jane Iredale is here! The Feeling Alive collection is complete with 6 individual pieces and available in two Grab&Go Kits.

Contents of the collection include: Pink Silk Eye Gloss, Aqua Silk Eye Gloss, Rose Dawn Bronzer, L.A. Just Kissed Lip Plumper, Rio Just Kissed Lip Plumper, and Pink Lip Definer.

Along with the collection, Jane Iredale has created four looks that are perfect for any sunny get-away. The four looks: Ipanema Breeze, Carnival Nights, Sunrise Stroll, and Premiere Party can be found on You can also customize your own look!

Schedule a make up application at Haven to try out the new collection and see which look is best for you. All of the pieces are also available at Haven for purchase.

Trained to Tease

Do you work hard to give your hair a little extra volume but it just doesn’t stick?

Master stylist at Haven, Liza Thibodeau offers her tips to train your hair that its okay to be teased.

Start off using a tail comb and Bb hair powder. The hair powder comes in a variety of colors to match your hair shade. Pick up a section of hair no wider than the end of the tail comb. Shake the hair powder, spray at root (holding can 3″ away), then tease with comb. Repeat for a few sections, lay hair flat and gently smooth over the top. Finish with the Morocanoil Strong Hold Aerosol.

The hair powder is stronger than regular hair spray and is made to tease! If you want volume that lasts all day (or night!) pick up a can of Bb hair powder and get teasing!

Get Spring Break Ready

Need a break? Ready for Spring? Thank goodness it’s spring break season!

Whether you are gearing up for a trip south or to one of the great indoor water parks close to home, you don’t want to be caught in your bikini without having prepared.

No one wants to deal with the hassle of bringing a razor on vacation with them, or taking the time to shave. Alas, you need a wax.

Our skin therapists are highly trained in all waxes including leg, arm, underarm, bikini, and *brazilian.

All hair that  is being waxed is recommended to have grown for two weeks and be the length of about a piece of rice. Once waxed, hair is typically removed for about two weeks and then slowly begins to regrow.

If you are gearing up for spring break and want smooth legs sans razor call Haven to schedule your wax appointment today. (920)339-1111

*Megan White is the only skin therapist that specializes in brazilian waxes.

Fight Aging Skin

Dermalogica’s Antioxidant Hydramist is bound to be your new best friend if you have mature or pre-maturely aging skin. This mist works to “target internal damage before it becomes visible to the naked eye.”

To use, spritz directly after cleansing or to refresh your face over your make up throughout the day.

Benefits of using the shield with flash-firming properties include:

  • improved skin texture
  • defend against environmental assault
  • intensely hydrate dehydrated skin

Pick up your anitoxidant hydramist from Haven today or call to speak with a Dermalogica certified skin care specialist at Haven. 920-339-1111.

How to Have the Hair of a Spring Break Goddess

Spring break season is fast approaching, whether you are jet setting across the country or staying close to home you can master the look of spring break hair with these tips from Haven stylist, Courtney Wunder.

“Bumble and bumble surf spray is the key, ” reveals Courtney “you can use the product  after you shower or hop out of the pool or ocean to give yourself a style without effort.”

When you’re on the beach the last thing you want to do is spend hours in front of the mirror flat ironing your locks. Surf spray is easy — leave it in your beach bag so it’s always handy.

“Take your towel and give your hair a little scrunch,” says Courtney, “Then apply 10-15 sprays of the Bb. surf spray and you’re good to go.” This style gives your hair a tousled, beach worthy look.

Ready to go out at night? You can reactivate your wave using a few sprays of Bb. prep and drying your hair with a diffuser. Your hair will remember the style it was in earlier but with the help of the diffuser will also give it added volume and extra sass!

Don’t be stuck on vacation worrying about your hair, bathe in the sun knowing that you have the style of a Spring Break Goddess.