4507 Algonquin Drive Ste B
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
319.553.1080

Ten Questions With Mataya Clark

Ten Questions With Mataya Clark

 

 

1. When did you graduate from cosmetology college and from which one did you graduate? I graduated from Capri College in May of 2017.
2. Why did you go into this industry? Back in high school I had a HUGE collection of fashion magazines and always dreamed about someday making someone look as beautiful as the cover girl! As I got older I learned how much time, effort and patience it took to create something that perfect and it really sparked my love for the beauty community! 
3. What is your favorite part of being a cosmetologist? My favorite part about being a cosmetologist is the ability to inspire others to get out of their comfort zone and try something new. Whether it be a new eyeshadow technique or a completely different hair style. The simplest little detail can change someone’s entire look. Beauty can be found in so many different ways and showing someone how to recreate it at home is the icing on top of the cake.
 4. Why did you choose Mod? I chose Mod because of the friendly atmosphere and amazing talent the team brings to the Cedar Valley.  The owners Heather & Jody are very big on educating the stylist as well as the client.  Encouraging us to take outside classes, travel to beauty shows 
and bringing in professional hair care line educators to the salon. They truly set you up for success in this ever growing industry. Learning from these ladies is such a blessing and a privilege. 
5. What’s your favorite thing about being a team member at Mod? My favorite thing about being a team member at Mod is the amount of support & love each stylist gives one another. It’s not just about your personal success but the salons success as a whole.
6. What’s your most embarrassing salon moment? My most embarrassing salon moment would probably have to be within the first couple of weeks that I started at Mod. We were trying to get ahead on some spring cleaning and I was asked to get the cobwebs off of the drop ceiling with the end of a broom. Me being short… (I am only 5’2″) I accidentally knocked a picture off of the wall trying to reach the tippy top of the ceiling. This happened on a very busy day in the salon and as soon as the frame hit the floor making a giant SWOOSH sound everyone and their guests turned around and glared at me. I was completely mortified and turned red, thinking I broke this expensive piece of wall art. All of the stylists bursted out laughing saying “Uh oh new girls already breaking things!” ?  They soon let me know not to worry it’s just a silly picture! Phew!! ?
7. What’s your favorite styling tip you like to teach your guests? My favorite styling tip is showing my guests how to use an at home deep conditioning treatment! The #1 concern people have in the chair is how dry and dull their hair feels. Most of us lack moisture due to improper nutrition, over using hot tools or even effects of our environment. Taking home a weekly mask treatment can really change the quality of your hair. My favorite at home product is the MoroccanOil Weightless Hydrating Mask. It’s an argon oil based cream that helps restore shine and texture! Apply to wet hair and leave on for 5 minutes then rinse for amazingly manageable results! Using this product once a week will help your hair feel hydrated and healthy again! ??
8. What do you like to do most when you are not in in the salon? In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with friends & family. Spending time outside with my dog and going to the movies! I am also a huge lover of ALL kinds of music. Concerts are my favorite places to meet new people and exchange stories about life & love!
9. What is the hair care product you can not live without and why? I CANNOT live without a heat protectant. I have such a busy schedule and need something quick & easy for at home care. I love my blow dryer and my curling iron… (maybe a little too much). In order for me to protect the color and integrity of my hair I use the Kenra Platinum Blow Dry Spray. This is my favorite product because of its ability to minimize blow dry time up to 50%. It’s a light-weight oil based formula that helps detangle, control frizz and protect the hair against high heat. Not to mention it smells amazing ? Just a couple of spritz to your damp hair and you are ready to blow dry your way into a tropical paradise! ?
10. What are your top two services you enjoy doing most and why? I absolutely LOVE make-up applications. Make up has transformed my life in such a positive way. Growing up I was very shy and reserved; I somehow stumbled upon a makeup tutorial on YouTube and was immediately intrigued. There are so many different ways you can transform yourself, wether it be a dramatic lip color or a natural smokey eye! Recreating these on myself gave me the confidence to really shine and step out of my comfort zone. Cosmetology school has helped me gain the knowledge to educate my clients on how to create these same looks at home to make them feel beautiful too ??
Another great service I enjoy providing is eyebrow waxing! Recently eyebrows have become a HUGE beauty focus. From natural to bold, your eyebrows can really set your mood! Teaching my clients about different ways to style and maintain a brow look is critical. There are so many different products to help each clients specific needs!

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Ten Questions With Sara Fisher

Ten Questions With Sara Fisher

 

1. When did you graduate from cosmetology college and from which one did you graduate? I graduated from LaJames in Cedar Falls in March 2017.

2. Why did you go into this industry? I became a part of this industry to change lives.  It’s amazing to see someone’s attitude and confidence change so drastically in such little time.

3. What is your favorite part of being a cosmetologist? I love how creative I can be – everyday always brings something new and exciting.

4. Why did you choose Mod? I chose Mod because of the atmosphere and the personal experience the stylists provide their guests – this sets the salon apart from any in the area!

5. What’s your favorite thing about being a team member at Mod? The team I work with at Mod is wonderful.  They are always there to help and it’s clear everyone truly cares for each other.

6. What’s your most embarrassing salon moment? Nothing stands out as embarrassing at this point in my career, and I’m hoping to keep it that way for a little while!

7. What’s your favorite styling tip you like to teach your guests? I love showing clients the proper way to curl their hair with a flat iron! The wave pattern this technique creates is beautiful on any length of hair!

8. What do you like to do most when you are not in the salon? I love hanging out with friends, reading, binge watching TV shows with my cat & going on walks!

9. What is the hair care product you cannot live without and why? I love Kenra’s Platinum Dry Texture Spray because it gives me the volume and light hold that I want. I also couldn’t live without Moroccanoil’s hair treatment.  This product keeps my ends soft, healthy, and it smells great!

10. What are your top two services you enjoy doing most and why? I love seeing the transformations of hair cuts and colors, so those two are definitely my favorites!

 

 

 

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Does your makeup melt away? Find out why!

Does your makeup melt away?

Find out why!

 

 

 

 

Does your makeup melt away half way through the day? Ever wonder why? Read on to find out.

Makeup can tend to melt away due to heat from our skin. Our normal skin temperature is 90 degrees. ?​ That is hot!! This natural heat from our skin can cause moisture to evaporate causing dry, cracked makeup, makeup color loss, excessive oil to counter act the dryness, and leave our face with an oily sheen.

What is the solution? Cool down your skin! Skindinavia has solved the problem of vanishing makeup with their temperature control technology.

Why Skindinavia? Their breathable, lightweight formula won’t clog your pores or cause breakouts. It is hypoallergenic, oil free, paraben free, and non comedogenic.

How does it work? Skindinavia’s patented technology forms a lightweight, breathable web that works with your makeup and slowly releases over 16 hours. This helps to retain moisture longer while also drawing heat away from the skin.

What you will LoVE  ❤️​ about this solution is:

  • Keeps makeup fresh throughout the day
  • Preserves full coverage
  • Prevents color loss
  • Controls excess oil production
  • Diminishes shine
  • Retains moisture longer

Where can you get it?  At Mod’s Beauty Store

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Why choose a tinted moisturizer?

Tinted Moisturizer

Why choose a tinted moisturizer?

So you go to the beauty store to pick up some foundation and you find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of options. There are foundations for all types of coverage and all skin tones then there are these things called tinted moisturizers. You think to yourself, ?​ “How do I choose and furthermore, why would I choose a tinted moisturizer?”

Tinted moisturizers are great for those of us with dryer skin because they contain added moisturizers to aid in hydration. They are also great for those who don’t need or want quite as much coverage. Usually they contain an SPF to protect from the damaging rays of the sun. Foundations are great for those with oily skin and want a fuller coverage look. However, you may find that one brands foundation provides as much coverage as another brands tinted moisturizer.

Therefore, the best way to truly decide which tinted moisturizer to choose is to try them on. You don’t buy a car without test driving it, do you? So why can’t we test out beauty products? YOU CAN! Most beauty stores will allow you to play with the product and have a makeup consultant on hand to answer any questions and to help you choose the best option for you. You may find you choose both a tinted moisturizer and foundation. One you may use for an all natural look while the other one you use for a more glamorous look. Neither is right or wrong.

Here at Mod Hair Color Salon & Beauty Store we are in LOVE ❤️​ with the Balm Cosmetics. Our favorite tinted moisturizer is Balm Shelter from the Balm Cosmetics. It is a great option if you are looking for a product to even out your skin tone while improving your skin’s texture. This weightless, silky-smooth tinted moisturizer has an SPF of 18 and leaves your skin looking hydrated. Great for that natural summer look! ☀️​

For more information please stop in to Mod’s beauty store and talk with one of our makeup consultants, while you are there ask for a FREE sample of Balm Shelter!

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4507 Algonquin Dr. Ste B

Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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