#BuffaloBeauty2018 at Salon Envy

Some people have a “go to” hair dresser, a “go to” nail girl, a “go to” masseuse.. meanwhile I’m a bit of a nomad.

Since moving away from Central New York in 2012 I have had SO MANY stylish women enter and exit my life, leaving a lasting impression on my personal style… but it’s kinda nuts to think that 20+ hair stylists, manicurists, waxers have all helped me get glammed up in some capacity.. a few in every place that I have ever lived!

Back in October I moved closer to my job and along with that came another change in my *beauty squad* (LOL). And as fun as that change is, it can also be ~hella stressful~ because you are entrusting new people, essentially strangers, with your hair, face, nails, etc!

So when I was invited to attend Buffalo Beauty 2018 at Salon Envy, 16 Webster St. Tonawanda, the timing could not have been more perfect.. I needed exposure to some Western New York experts in all things make up, hair, tanning and more.

Select local bloggers were invited to experience South Seas organic spray tans and brow consultations with Audrey Kwarciany of Hair Free 4 Me WNY, mini make-overs with Faces by Shiloh as well as complimentary wash and hair styling by Theresa and Natalie of Salon Envy. After a long day at work some pampering, girl time and a glass of wine were just what I needed! We were simply women supporting women, gushing about beauty, blogging and Buffalo.

The best thing about a spray tan has to be the way that you look when it’s over; once the spray is activated and your skin glows as if you were just on vacation. The next best thing that I experienced after trying out the South Seas plant based tan with Audrey was the personalization and accuracy of the application. The WORST thing ever is going home after a spray tan and noticing splotches or lines from where a machine sprayed and somehow missed. I also know from desperate attempts to apply self tanners in high school that the streaky stinky lotions can leave a lot to be desired.. To my delight I didn’t experience any smudging or stench with this spray tan and I loved the facial coverage it provided without looking caked on. I did not use foundation or concealer the next day, because I didn’t need to. Check out these mid-glam photos of Briana from Blogging BJMagg before and after her spray tan. I texted her the following evening and she said she got so many compliments on her glow!

While my tan dried Theresa tackled my “over processed, Yes my roots are coming in, well overdue for a trim but lets not talk about that” locks. Like going to the doctor’s office and suddenly remembering that I don’t eat the daily recommended intake of fruits and veggies each day -oops-, when I go to the hair dresser I tend to feel overly conscious about my hair. It’s thick, straight and tangle prone.. this particular day I had smushed it in a sock bun to try and keep it under control. But after Natalie washed it and Theresa styled it in a 50’s vintage inspired hairdo I was thrilled! I just wish someone besides my iPhone camera and roommates’ dogs could have appreciated it that night. Next time I have an event I’m entrusting my hair to Theresa -and that says something.


When it comes to finding the right beauty professionals in your life, what do you look for? If you’re a beauty nomad like myself I recommend changing it up and visiting any of these local professionals. Rest assured you’ll be in well manicured and loving hands.

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