Hair Extensions Las Vegas | Christmas Hair Extension 2014

Summer is right around the corner and you may already be dreading the heat and beauty pitfalls that come with baking in the hot summer sun. Fear not! Our trusty hair extensions Las Vegas artists and stylists are here to help abate your fears with simple solutions to help you stay looking fresh and gorgeous this summer.

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Powder is your friend! If you’re applying a cream or liquid product always set it with powder. A lot of people do this year round, but it’s uber important during the warmer months. Keeping a pressed powder compact in your bag is a great way to freshen up your face after being outside.

Less is more! When it’s sweltering outside there’s a good chance your makeup could melt right off your face. Wearing less makeup is a tried and true way to avoid looking like a hot mess. Try the modern minimalist approach and get creative.

Go waterproof! Nothing stays put like a waterproof or water resistant makeup product. These super star products won’t budge, crease, or smudge when the humidity kicks your sweat glands into overdrive. Save yourself from looking like a post-sob beauty queen and reach for the waterproof stuff.

Tinted moisturizer is a great alternative! Heavy foundations can make you feel weighed down with caked on makeup when the barometer starts rising. Tinted moisturizer is a fave summer choice because it’s light and quick to apply. You still get sheer coverage to hide imperfections and give a more polished look and tinted moisturizers are often loaded with SPF!

Go bold! Bold nail polishes are great for summer. Your constantly flashing your toes so why not opt for hot pinks and bright oranges. Bright colors look great on most skin types and look even better on dark skin. Hello golden summer tan!

Bring on the bangs! A lot of people are scared to keep their bangs for the summer. The beauty of bangs is that their versatile. If they’re driving you bananas in the hot summer pin ’em back to avoid sweaty stringy fringe. Dry shampoo are your bangs best friend. Keep some handy when you’ve gone round and round with the heat.

Don’t fear summer! Embrace it! There are lots of beauty options to keep you looking gorgeous in the summers heat. The amazing airbrush makeup Las Vegas artists know just how important it is to look and feel your best, especially when you’re dying of heat!

DIY Nail Polish

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Love nail polish, but can’t find that perfect color you’ve always wished you could find? Try your hand at making your own nail polish! Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Eyeshadow or color of your choice
  • Clear nail polish
  • A container for your nail polish
  • A clean brush to avoid getting color in your clear nail polish
  • A plastic sandwich bag
  • A pair of disposable gloves

Put your eyeshadow/coloring in the plastic bag and grind it into a fine powder. Once this is done, cut a small hole in the bottom of the bag and put your pigment into the container you want to store your nail polish in. Next, pour some of your clear nail polish into the container and stir it up. Voila, you’ve done it!

You should plan on putting it on immediately, since it will dry very quickly. If it starts drying while you’re putting it on, add more of the clear polish to make it liquid again. If you’re planning on bringing it to one of your favorite nail salons for use during a manicure, bring the ground-up pigment in the container for mixing at the salon. Have fun!

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6 Things You Should Know Before You Get a Brazilian Wax

Brazilian wax: Those two words are enough to strike fear into the hearts of women everywhere. However, most of that fear is misplaced. There’s a lot of misinformation out there as to what getting a Brazilian wax is really like, so here’s what you need to know before you get one yourself.

1. It doesn’t hurt (that much)

Most women report feeling a stinging sensation or intense pressure when the wax is removed, but movie scenes where the person getting waxed screams in pain are definitely exaggerated. A skilled waxer will be able to do his or her job without causing that kind of pain. If you’re still worried about it or you know you’re very sensitive to pain, take a couple of Ibuprofen about an hour before your appointment, or use some numbing cream.

2. If your waxer double dips, it’s okay

The wax that’s used for a Brazilian is hot enough to kill any germs that come into contact with it, so there’s no need to worry about the spread of germs from one person to another through the wax.

3. Waxing can make you more susceptible to infections

Since waxing removes the top layer of the skin along with the hair, you will be more susceptible to infection for a while after getting waxed. It’s important to keep the area extra clean for a few days afterward to make sure you don’t catch anything you don’t want.

4. It’s okay to get a Brazilian when it’s “that time of the month”

Getting a Brazilian during your period is a little more painful for some women because of your changing hormonal balance; but there’s no medical reason why you can’t get it done. As long as you have a fresh tampon and make sure you’re cleaned up before your appointment, things can proceed as normal.

5. There’s no reason to be embarrassed

While it may be a bit awkward for you to have a total stranger looking at and touching the most intimate area of your body, waxers see multiple clients every day who want a Brazilian. It’s part of their job, and one they do frequently. When they see you for an appointment, they’re thinking about how to best remove the hair from your body — not critiquing you or comparing you to anyone else. Besides, with so many people wanting a Brazilian these days, there’s very little they haven’t seen already.

6. At the same time…make sure you shower or use a wet wipe before your appointment

Your waxer may have already seen all there is to see, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to take care of basic hygiene before your appointment. It’s an unpleasant experience all around if you have to be asked to freshen up at the salon before the waxing can be done, so do yourself (and the waxers!) a favor and take care of it at home.

Getting a Brazilian really isn’t as big a deal as it’s made out to be. For the best Brazilian wax in Las Vegas, call Mia Bella Salon and Spa for an appointment with one of our expert waxers. You’ll be glad you did!

The Hottest Nail Trends For 2015

From nice and neutral to vampy new technology, there are loads of trends to try for 2014. Whether you want something dark with a goth touch or bold and funky there’s a trend for you to try at your favorite nail salon in 2015.

Dark and Sultry: Black nail polish is making a comeback in a big way. The dark trend will carry its way into spring and possibly summer this year. There were plenty of dark nails spotted at the Spring-Summer 2013 New York Fashion Week. The dark style isn’t limited to just black. You can try the trend in a variety of midnight blues, dark greys, and deep burgundy, ox blood tones.

Keen on Green:
Green will be big for 2015 and will be featured in a variety of ways. From rich emeralds to pale mints, the colors will be used for everything from all over color to bold accents. If you’re into girl pink pastels then mint is definitely the shade you’ll want to try for 2013.

Light and Metallic: On the opposite side of the bold and dark shades is light and pastel shades of 2015. Everything from shimmery yellow to shining lilacs and pinks will be included in this springtime ready trend.

Hot Manicure Techniques

Unique French Tips: Reverse French manicures were popular in 2014, but you can expect to see French manicures with even more twists in 2015. Sideways French manicures will be a big hit and pale nails featuring graphic shapes and half moon accents will continue to grow in popularity.

Ombre: Ombre has been a big trend for the past couple of years and last year the ombre nail trend really took flight. This look isn’t like to go anywhere in 2015, so if it’s something you love you can still get in on the trend before it fades out.

Magnetic Nails: Magnetic nail color came around in 2014 and will continue to gain popularity in 2013. Magnetic nail polish is sold in most convenience stores and is simple to apply. Paint your nails with the polish and hold the magnet that is included over each nail while the polish is still wet. Add a top coat and you’ve got glossy, 3D nails you’re sure to love.

With 2013 being the anything goes year for manicures what style are you the most excited to try? Tell us in the comments section below!

For more manicure styles and tips or for the best airbrush makeup Las Vegas has to offer stop by Mia Bella Salon in Spa. The perfect place for you and your friends to catch up on the latest styles and trends!

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Airbrush Makeup: 4 Reasons Why Brides Prefer it

Creating that perfect bridal look (and getting it to stay) takes a lot of work. To avoid leaving anything to chance, many brides are turning to professional airbrushed makeup for their big day. This method literally airbrushes millions of droplets of foundation and color onto your face, rather than using applicators or fingers. The result is a stunning, shine-free appearance. Here are four reasons that brides, in particular, prefer airbrushing over traditional makeup.

1. Amazing Photos

Regular makeup does not tend to photograph well under bright lights. In fact, it can make your face look too shiny or white. Air brushed makeup adds higher definition and stays true to its color in pictures.

2. Fewer Wrinkles

Traditional foundation travels into the creases of your skin and may actually define your wrinkles further. The finer grained particles provided by airbrush makeup are lighter and less likely to sink into pockets.

3. Natural Look

The sheer application provided by airbrushing goes on evenly, giving your skin an overall more natural appearance.

4. Longer Lasting

No one is more tired than the bride at the end of the day, but that doesn’t mean anyone else has to know it. Airbrushed makeup can last upwards of 12-24 hours. Now, that’s something worth shouting about.

Airbrushed Bridal Makeup has become widely popular, and costs less than you may think. Get an airbrushed look for your special day and make your bridal look unforgettable.

3 Bad Hair Habits to Avoid in 2015

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This year, resolve to have healthier, shinier hair by avoiding these three practices.

1. Towel drying

Many people have developed the habit of aggressively towel drying their just-washed hair. It might  seem like a good way to save time or get warm quickly, but it’s a habit that can actually lead to damaged hair. It’s best to pat dry rather than rub wet hair. Vigorous drying with a towel results in friction, which is what causes damage to the delicate strands of your hair.

2. Wearing tight hairstyles

There’s an actual medical condition that can develop in people who constantly wear their hair in constricting hairstyles like ponytails or braids. Traction alopecia is hair loss that occurs most frequently along the hairline and temples due to pulling hair too tight. It’s a good idea to let your tresses flow freely on a regular basis to give your follicles a rest.

3. Wet Hair Brushing

It’s best to use a wide-toothed comb on your hair rather than a brush. It’s also better to wait until hair has dried a bit before attempting to style. Strands are weak and very prone to breakage when they are wet.

Start the year off right and get fabulous hair for 2013. For more information about hair care, beauty tips, or hair extensions, contact Mia Bella Salon & Spa at (702) 642-2355.

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Nail Art Ideas: 7 Unique Nail Polish Design Themes

Much like high heels, a nice manicure can transform your look from ordinary to fabulous. Here are some cute nail ideas to help inspire you to add some flair to your hands and complete your look.

1. ‘Tis the Season

Take a cue from the seasonal elements and match your nails accordingly. Wrapped presents, candy canes, and ginger bread men make great themes for winter.

2. Get Lost in the Moment

Do you like to travel? Appeal to your sense of adventure by wearing your favorite trail on your fingertips. It’s not as difficult as it looks. Simply paint your nails in a cream tone, soak them in alcohol for a few seconds, then press them to the map. Don’t forget to seal with a clear coat.

3. Get 3 Dimensional

Remember, you’re not just limited to polish alone; use pearls, jewels, or create your own 3d acrylic art.

4. Add Some Charm

Craft stores are great places to find small charms that can easily be added to nails.

5. Hello Kitty is Always in

There’s never a bad time for Hello Kitty.

 6. Give Yourself a Sweet Treat

Satisfy your sweet tooth without packing on any pounds.

7. Big Brands for a Small Price

Show off your love for luxury without shelling out hundreds of dollars.

Whether you decide to hit the salons or try a few of these out yourself, a unique manicure is a great way to complete your look and give you that extra boost of confidence.

What’s your favorite nail art design? Let us know in the comments.


The 5 Most Iconic Places to Get Married in Las Vegas

A bride waits for her wedding under the neon lights

When you think of Fabulous Las Vegas, you think of two things: gambling and celebrity weddings. Vegas has long been a hot spot for weddings both lavish and lascivious. Pick out your wedding dress, shoes, veil, and get your wedding makeover. Then, pick one of these famous spots to tie the knot in Sin City:

1. Little White Chapel
Where else can you get married via drive-through? Stars married there include  Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Michael Jordan, and most recently (and briefly), Britney Spears.

 2. Graceland Wedding Chapel
What Vegas wedding is complete without Elvis? Part of the Strip for over 50 years, you may recognize this wedding destination from such movies as When Fools Rush In (Selma Hayek and Matthew Perry) or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Johnny Depp).

3. Little Church of the West
Both quaint and historic, this venue is located right between Mandalay Bay and the world famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.

4. Chapel of the Flowers
Located right in the middle of the Strip, it is also one of the oldest.

5. Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel
Don’t let the cheesy pink sign fool you; this chapel plans both elaborate and traditional weddings.

Come to fabulous Las Vegas, and celebrate in style where the stars do! To find an artist specializing in wedding makeup in Las Vegas, contact Mia Bella at (702) 642-2355.

Where would your dream wedding take place? Leave a response below.

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4 Fierce Fictional Heroines and How to Get Their Look (Makeup Tutorials)

Take a cue from these fictional heroines to embrace your strength and beauty with unique makeup techniques.

Jennifer Lawrence a.k.a. Katniss Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen makes a stunning introduction to Panem in the film Hunger Games. This heroine commands attention on the Silver Screen with her incredible gray eyes and dark unruly side braid. Orange eye shadow. black cream liner, and eyelash extensions showcase Everdeen’s magnetic gaze throughout the blockbuster movie.

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Jennifer Lawrence who portrays Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” looks amazing at Toronto Film Fest

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Kristen Stewart a.k.a. Bella Swan

Bella Swan, starlet of the “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” series, possesses an undeniably fierce vampy look that is ever-so-appropriate for her role. Red stained lips, well-defined eyebrows, lush thick lashes, and a shimmery all-over ethereal colorless glow are trademarks of her to-die-for vampire-inspired look.

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Actress Kristen Stewart at the premiere of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’

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Scarlett Johansson a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow

Johansson plays a sexy fiery red-haired femme fatale as a member of the superhero Avenger’s team this year. Her role as The Black Widow showcases her character’s abilities as a world-class athlete, gymnast, and acrobat. Scarlett Johansson portraying the role of The Black Widow is also an expert in a plethora of martial arts as well as a weapons specialist and accomplished ballerina. Face it – this superhero girl  has it all, including incredible makeup that compliments perfectly her auburn tresses.

black widow makeup from avengers

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Nina Dobrev a.k.a. Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce

This amazing heroine stars in The CW’s hit drama, “The Vampire Diaries.” She’s caught in a love triangle with two vampire brothers in the series. For her portrayal of Elena/Katherine, Dobrev was awarded the Teen Choice Award for “Choice TV Actress Fantasy/Sci Fi” in 2012, 2011 and 2010 and the “Choice TV Female Breakout Star” in 2010. In 2012, she also was the first actress to win the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite TV Drama Actress” as a write-in candidate. Her makeup is always smoldering no matter which character she is portraying on “The Vampire Diaries” series. Dark hair and flawless makeup are the trademarks of this stellar actress’ beauty.

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Nina Dobrev at the 38th People’s Choice Awards, Red Carpet 2012 with flawless makeup

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 For more Las Vegas makeup, hair or nail care tips, or for gorgeous hair extensions contact Mia Bella Salon and Spa.

Site of numerous celebrity weddings

6 Unforgettable Celebrity Couples Who Tied the Knot in Las Vegas


Site of numerous celebrity weddings

It’s little wonder Las Vegas has become known as the “Marriage Capital of the World” issuing a staggering 120,000 marriage licenses a year. Wedding chapels are in abundant supply along the Vegas Strip. There are no blood test or waiting period requirements for obtaining a marriage license in Las Vegas. Some of the most famous and loved celebrities have chosen Sin City as the locale for their nuptials.


1. Elvis Presley and Priscilla Anne Beaulieu

Elvis Presley married his 21-year-old bride Priscilla Anne Beaulieu on May 1, 1967 at the Alladin Hotel in a private ceremony. Their civil ceremony was performed by Nevada Supreme Court Justice David Zenoff. The raven-haired beauty, Priscilla, wore a white beaded gown while her heart-throb groom dressed in a black brocade dinner suit. Priscilla’s bridal makeup las vegas-style was dramtic with heavy eyeliner showcasing her amazing eyes at the ceremony. The King’s presence is still very much alive in Las Vegas with opportunities for Elvis-themed weddings at several Vegas venues.

2. Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton wed at the the Little Church of the West in Vegas wearing jeans for their twenty-minute ceremony. Jolie was 24 while Billy Bob was age 44 at the time of the May 5, 2000 nuptials. The couple who frequently displayed passionate kisses for the media apparently couldn’t keep the fires burning in their marriage. Thorton and Jolie were divorced by 2003.

Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

Little Church of the West: Venue of Thornton and Jolie 2000 wedding nuptials

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3. Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow

Perhaps Sinatra used his baby blues and crooning at 50 years old to sweep 21-year-old Hollywood starlet Mia Farrow off her feet. The couple were married in a private ceremony at the Sands on July 19, 1966. The marriage was short-lived though. A divorce was finalized in 1968 and less than private. Sinatra delivered Mia’s divorce papers to the set of the film she was working on, “Rosemary’s Baby.”

4. Dennis  Rodman and Carmen Elecktra

Retired Hall of Fame basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman married “Baywatch” model at the Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas on Nov. 15, 1998. Rodman almost immediately claimed that he had been extrememly intoxicated during the ceremony but it was Electra who filed for divorce in April 1999.

5.  Britney Spears and Jason Allen Alexander

Pop Princess Britney Spears made headlines around the world when she married her childhood pal, Jason Allen Alexander, at the famous Las Vegas Little White Wedding Chapel on January 3, 2004. The couple wasted no time in dissolving their matrimonial union. The marriage lasted only 55 hours.

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Britney Spears in 2012 – 8 years after her 55 hour marriage to Jason Allen Alexander

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 6. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

This couple was married at the El Rancho hotel and casino on the Vegas strip before it was destroyed by a fire. Newman and Woodward were married on Jan. 29, 1958 just one week after Newman divorced his first wife. Newman and Woodward remained married for fifty years until his death in 2008. Newman famously shared his opinion about infidelity by stating, “Why go out for a hamburger when you have steak at home?”

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Newman and Woodward celebrated 50 years of marriage followed their Vegas ceremony in 1958

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If you’re planning a wedding ceremony in Las Vegas, don’t hesitate to call Mia Bella at (702) 642-2355. This upscale salon provides expert bridal makeup services in the Las Vegas area.

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