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What Is A Girl To Do?

Aging Process

Where do we start?

As we live our life, we see the visible signs of aging and it comes upon us early, starting around our 30’s and continues moving into our 40’s, 50’s, and 60+.


What is a girl to do?

First, we start looking into the medical machines, oxygen, microcurrent- Laser, IPL Laser Therapy and many more - each one promising to do a different job to help maintain our youth. Next, we incorporate injections like Botox, to get rid of frown lines and the smile lines around the eyes. The next question we ask ourselves is how about the lines around my lips should they be plumper? As we move on we need to incorporate different injections for our checks such as Juvederm and other miracle injections to rid us of those fine lines and build up our check bones. Once we go there-there is no turning back. We are hooked.

What is next? Making an appointment with your favorite plastic surgeon for the final fix.

What you might not know is that after the facelift, you will still need to incorporate injections to maintain the look you paid for.

GM Collin Blog.jpgWhat is missing? Our largest organ the skin.  Why do we bypass the care of our skin? It is so important as we go through our daily life to keep our skin hydrated, cleansed properly, nourished and protected from the sun. Before we go to all of the above medical treatments, we can start with the best facial care.

Great skin care is not just for women. Men face many of the same aging issues as women.

At Tijeras, we have researched many skin care lines and tested each one of them. Our pick is G.M Collins, there is a specific system for every type of skin.

Let’s get started:

Meet Patrice Ivey, trained in the classic European facial. She will start with an in-depth analysis of your skin and customize your facial treatment.

To see our menu of facials Click Here

A European facial will add radiance to your skin. You can expect your skin to be more hydrated, and fine lines reduced through exfoliation and stimulating the growth of new skin cells. You will find this type of facial helps you maintain a more youthful appearance.

Call for your Appointment - 505-255-5544 

Each Facial is Customized For Your Skin Type


Tijeras Signature Facial

Signature European Facials &. Peels - Where Nature Meets Technology

All Facial services are performed by Patricia Ivey, European trained with twenty five years of experience. We have chosen G.M. Collin products because of the purity and technology that offers visible results. All products used are not tested on animals. Each facial is customized for your skin type. Facials are available on Tuesday and Thursday call 505-255-5544 to schedule your appointment.

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Exciting New Services Eyelash Extentions


Lovely Eyelashes Is All That You Need!

With that insight in mind, go for that magical optical illusion, adding a little pizzazz to your eyelashes -- for day-to-day. Book an appointment with Leslie Baca, an experienced and talented esthetician.

Many are asking what is the procedure?

Your procedure will be about two-hours for a new set of eyelash extensions. Within minutes you will relax, and enjoy the wonderful ambiance of Tijeras Signature Facial Room and the time will fly by. You are given a choice of lashes: natural-looking or glamour-style.

This procedure is tedious gluing one artificial eyelash, made of synthetic silk, onto your real eyelashes -- one-at-a-time. For a glamour look there are up to 100 eyelashes which can be added to each eye. At the end of the procedure, the new set of lashes will be sealed with a micro-fine mister so that you are able to enjoy your normal daily activities. The best part is that you will no longer need mascara.

Exciting New Services Signature Facials


Facial Room



Experience Luxurious European Facial

By Patricia Ivey, she will analyze your skin and create a perfect

Tijeras, Signature Facial.

Trained in Germany with twenty-five years’ experience.

Book Now for your perfect look for the Holidays

Available Tuesday & Thursday


Are You a Blonde, Brunette, Or Redhead?

Here's the Real Story Behind Your Hair
A Love-Hate Relationship With: Our Hair

Ginger Hair ColorDid you know, on average, every person grows just under 600 miles of hair in a lifetime. In other words, you could theoretically have a ponytail stretching from Philadelphia to Detroit.

Even more impressive, hair is incredibly strong stuff. With just the hair on your head right now, you have the potential tensile strength to lift two elephants!

Read more: Are You a Blonde, Brunette, Or Redhead?

A Facial Toner- Beauty Tips

Removing makeupApples are chock full of antioxidants and are also a great source of potassium, calcium, and fiber. Because ACV has been fermented, it offers even more healthy acids and enzymes that are great for the skin. When used regularly, apple cider vinegar makes a fantastic facial toner and exfoliator. It also can lighten sun and age spots, and clear up acne and acne scars.

Benefits to Keratin Complex

Traditional smoothing and straightening systems break and change the chemical bonds in your hair. Keratin Complex does NOT. Instead, it infuses Keratin protein deep into the cuticle of the hair shaft. Why is this beneficial to you?  Well, at birth, the keratin level in your hair is 70%-80%.  As you get older, your hair loses its protein. As a result the hair can become frizzy, dry, and unmanageable. Infusing natural keratin back into your hair restores it to its original shiny, smooth, frizz-free state!

Read more: Benefits to Keratin Complex

New Fall Cuts

bob cutAt Tijeras Hair Co. (Salon) we are incorporating new colors and cuts for the upcoming fall season.

I love this new version of a released bob cut and color combination. It has movement and it complements all face shapes. Note the golden blonde highlights with a hint of deep auburn accents.

Read more: New Fall Cuts

The Salon in the News - Albuquerque the Magazine

jacque and lizAfter 30 years of working in a salon, Jacqueline Asher and daughter, Elizabeth, began to see a demand for certified organic shampoos and conditioners.

"I call it the 'hazmat of the bathroom' when I see all the products and chemicals people use on their bodies," Elizabeth says.

"As owners of a hair salon, our lives revolve around chemicals and we have a higher sensitivity to those chemicals. Creating and using our line, Tijeras Naturals, gives our staff and our clients one less thing to worry about when it comes to pollution and to their health." 


Read the Albuquerque the Magazine article here (PDF) ...

Dianna's Shaggy Bob

shaggy bobDianna Agron's Shaggy Bob. This is a cross between a bob and a shag. The hair is cut above the shoulders, and then razored from back to front at a slight angle. This is the kind of style that comes to life with the styling. Great for curly hair, the layered side pieces will keep the hair from forming that dreaded "A-shape." Otherwise, this versatile cut would work for most face shapes and textures.

Salon Secrets - Ask Liz!

altLet's talk about aging; I just completed a presentation on Salon Secrets at Whole Foods Market at the Carlisle location. I answered beauty questions for men and women. Most of the questions were on the process of aging and what they can do for their hair and skin to look younger. The consensus is that none of us like getting older. This is not an easy subject to talk about but I think it is time to address this process.

Read more: Salon Secrets - Ask Liz!

How Cute Is This!

altIt doesn't take a "shear genius" to see why short hair is trendy for summer; besides being lighter and cooler it's also great for fuss-free styling.

The cut (left) is created with long layers from the crown to the eyebrow with shorter layers that couture to the nape of the neck.

Read more: How Cute Is This!

Glowing Summer Skin!

woman back and flowersTry this homemade body scrub recipe for soft, glowing skin just in time for swimsuit season! Coffee scrubs have been said to aid in cellulite reduction and helps with the appearance of varicose veins. The caffeine in the grounds redistributes fat cells and shrinks blood vessels in your skin. The sugar/salts buff away dead skin cells, revealing rejuvenated, younger-looking skin. 

 For recipe Click Here.

Leave Color to the Experts

You don't have to live with a bad color that does not compliment your skin tone or a box color that you bought from the grocery store.
Leave corrective coloring to the experts. Corrective color is an art form and takes a stylist with extensive knowledge of color to correct coloring mistakes. Here Eric Rico, stylist from our salon Tijeras Hair Co. is doing a dye-back which takes many steps to achieve that rich brunette.

Women receiving Hair Coloring treatment
 After consulting with the client and Elizabeth Asher (advanced stylist and colorist) to determine the desired effect, they formulate a procedure which may take many steps (in this case a primer is needed to be applied to the blond so that the chosen color can be achieved) and like magic "She is transformed".
For your free color consultation call 505-255-5544 ask for Jennifer to schedule.

Vitamins for Hair Vitality

Vitamin E helps improve blood circulation to your scalp, resulting in healthy hair growth. You can find it naturally in avocados, mangoes, tomatoes and broccoli.

Vitamins B & A aid in cell growth & division, giving you a healthy scalp and overall skin tone. It can be found naturally in meats such as turkey & tuna, and in eggs and spinach.

This Month at the Salon...

The salon is buzzing with concerns about our economy. I believe that we will see an upturn in this year, but the question is what do we do now to support our community and our small businesses that we love. Here are a few hints that each and everyone one of us can do to make a difference.

Read more: This Month at the Salon...

Jazz Up Your Hair for The New Year

hair before after - new year styleIt's a new year, be bold! At the salon, Eric Rico created new looks for two sisters who wanted to go into the new year looking great. The day was filled with Holiday energy.

One sister wanted a complete new look. Eric took her from a bleach blond to a rich brunette and incorporated an updated 50's cut. The other sister wanted rich red highlights that accentuated the brunette undertones. The cut was cute and sassy that brought out the rich red highlights.

Makeup Safety Concerns for Halloween

  1. model faceMake sure you perform a test patch on your skin before applying makeup all over on the big night. You never know how different types of makeup will affect your skin, and you wouldn't want to break-out in a nasty rash and ruin all the ghoulish fun.
  2. Take caution with makeup usage around open flames (or jack-o-lanterns) as many products contain flammable ingredients.
  3. Use properly specified makeup for each area of your body. Take care when applying body makeup to your face, or vice versa, as the formulas are specifically designed for certain areas and could easily irritate your skin.
  4. Apply makeup thinly, one color at a time allowing the makeup to adequately dry. This will help with even application, as well as avoid excess amounts of product on your skin.