Monthly Archives: May 2017

Top Gifts to Buy Him for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner – what are you planning to buy the special father figure in your life? Buying gifts for the opposite sex or for someone from another generation can be difficult. This is especially true when the two of you have nothing in common.

 

But not to fret – you’re in the same predicament as millions of others who shop for him every Father’s Day. It was predicted that over $14 billion would be spent on Father’s Day in 2016. If you’re wondering what gift you should pick out this year, the following should give you plenty of ideas.

 

The Echo Dot

 

This is for the technologically-savvy dads who are busy and wouldn’t mind having a little assistant. This is Amazon’s AI, which was designed to operate using voice control. You can ask it questions, which it researches online. It can also read you the daily news, play music and order your favorite pizza from your favorite pizza joint.

 

The HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker

 

Most people can’t function throughout the day without waking up to a cup of hot coffee. But what about the others who sometimes like an iced coffee? For those, there’s the HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker. It can also be used to dilute beverages and even cool down wine, whisky and other liquids dad may have on evenings after a long day.

 

MVMT Watches

 

What man doesn’t like to sport a nice watch? Some are Rolex-lovers, while others are more into Fitbits and smart wearables. But one that makes it to the list is the MVMT, which is a wristwatch designed with high-quality materials. It comes with a leather-clad design and gorgeous faces.

 

Essential EDC Kit

 

If you’re buying a gift for an outdoor enthusiast, he may appreciate this gift. This kit comes with a hiking and camping tools. And they’re all conveniently wrapped around a keychain. It can be used to start a fire, unscrew and screw gadgets using a flathead or star head screw. There are 16 total items, which will surely benefit him the next time he’s out on one of his adventures.

 

Sports Gear

 

Does your father or partner have a favorite sports team? You can find gear, such as jerseys, tees, hats and other items representing the logo and teammates he likes the most. You can also find sporting gear, like portable hammocks, tents and tailgating gear at places like The Lakeside Collection.

 

The SKLZ Gold Flex Strength and Tempo Trainer

 

Golfer dads will surely enjoy this gift. It’s like treadmill for golfers. Using this, your dad can perfect his swing, while away from the golf course. Who knew they had training gear for golfers? Get this for you pop and watch his tee time improve tenfold.

 

Buying gifts for dads is always tricky. Hopefully, this guide will help you make better decisions this year. Shop around online at places like Groupon to find deals on thousands of different online retailers!

MICROBLADE VS POWDER/SOLID BROWS

Many clients often have a challenging time navigating through all the terms for permanent cosmetic choices. Eyebrows being the top choice and with so many styles to choose from can be confusing. One thing to note is that any professional tech is going to create a customized brow for you regardless of the label, often we blend multiple techniques as well to create the best outcome. Often this is dictated by what the clients skin can tolerate. Here are the basics

MICRO BLADING: Micro blading is only used for eyebrows. This is a tool and technique that creates very fine lines and “hair strokes”. Manually applied with different types of micro blades. The size the thickness of the blades can determine how the hair stroke will look. We often use thicker blades to create thicker more coarse looking hair strokes, there are also blade counts such as a 7 or 12 that will dictate what type of hair stroke the artist wants to create. This is also one of the more intense procedures and can have some sensitivity to the client.

DIGITAL HAIR STROKES: Creating hair strokes with a digital or “machine”. Often using different needles as our paint brushes we can create hair strokes and this is often the choice for skin that cannot tolerate the micro blade. This creates a more diffuse hair stroke.

POWDER/SOLID: Powder brows are meant to create a powder look much like topical powder make up. They are not for creating hair strokes at all and are best for clients that want a more solid looking brow or have brows but want a base color. Solid brows are similar but usually have more density to create that “pin up” look or “vintage” look.

COMBO: Often we use combo techniques to combine powder with micro blade or hair strokes. Combo are good choices for clients that have little to no hair at all and may not be able to handle only microblading. It also helps to create more natural shading and dimensions.

Just like any procedure in beauty you really need to trust and communicate with the artist. There are to many details we are trained on to explain it all to a client but understanding some basics helps and showing pictures of what you desire does as well. Bring in your favorite looking brows and also showing what you do not prefer will go a long way in decoding the communication gap. Most techs will also show you the design and color choices before starting the tattooing and you should approve this.

For more information, visit Vine Studios, located in Seattle