Friday, October 29, 2010

Don't forget, tomorrow is the last day for 20% off pink products for Cancer Awareness Month!  

On behalf of all us at the Kutting Edge, 
We'd like to wish you a Happy Safe Halloween!

It's Halloween! It's Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can't be seen
On any other night.

Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels,
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms.

In masks and gowns
we haunt the street
And knock on doors
for trick or treat.

Tonight we are
the king and queen,
For oh tonight
it's Halloween!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Halloween

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

How to give a Self Breast Exam

Breast Cancer is a scary phenomenon that is becoming more and more common.   We ladies need to protect ourselves by doing monthly self-breast exams
Here are some tips on how check yourself.

Provided as a Service From Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories

Raise one arm. With fingers flat, touch every part of the breast, gently feeling for a lump or thickening. Use your right hand to examine your left breast, your left hand for your right breast.

With arms at your sides, then raised above your head, look carefully for changes in the size, shape, and contour of each breast. Look for puckering, dimpling, or changes in skin texture.

Gently squeeze both nipples and look for discharge.
Place a towel or pillow under your right shoulder and your right hand behind your head. Examine your right breast with your right hand.

Fingers flat, press gently in small circles, starting at the outermost top edge of your breast and spiraling in toward the nipple. Examine every part of the breast. Repeat with left breast.
With your arm resting on a firm surface, use the same circular motion to examine the underarm area. This is breast tissue, too.
 And don't forget...

 Come On Ladies- A monthly Self Breast Exam is worth Saving your life.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The ABCDE's of Melanoma

With Cancer on the mind this month, 
we thought we might give you some tips on how to watch for
and the signs you need to get checked. 

Warning Signs: The ABCDEs of Melanoma

Moles, brown spots and growths on the skin are usually harmless — but not always. Anyone who has more than 100 moles is at greater risk for melanoma. The first signs can appear in one or more atypical moles. That's why it's so important to get to know your skin very well and to recognize any changes in the moles on your body. Look for the ABCDEs of melanoma, and if you see one or more, make an appointment with a physician immediately.
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If you draw a line through this mole, the two halves will not match.
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The borders of an early melanoma tend to be uneven. The edges may be scalloped or notched.
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Having a variety of colors is another warning signal. A number of different shades of brown, tan or black could appear. A melanoma may also become red, blue or some other color.
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Melanomas usually are larger in diameter than the size of the eraser on your pencil (1/4 inch or 6 mm), but they may sometimes be smaller when first detected.
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Any change — in size, shape, color, elevation, or another trait, or any new symptom such as bleeding, itching or crusting — points to danger.

The BEST way to know if you need to see a Dermatologist is the ask yourself the 3 important questions:   Is the spot I see NEW? GROWING? or CHANGING?
if it is one for more of the following, go get your skin checked.

 Keep your eyes peeled for more ways to protect yourself for different cancers.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Eufora Hero Days

Nominate you’re Hero
For Kutting Edge’s

Eufora HERO days

November 18th-19th from 3:00-8:00
and the 20th all day

You’re Hero will receive:
  • A personal Invite to our Hero Days
  • A complimentary rejuvenating shampoo, scalp massage, deep conditioning treatment, and neck clean-up during the event
  • Their name entered into a drawing for Free Eufora Hero Products.

How to Nominate:
  • fill out a nomination Card on the side of the Box at the salon
  • Let us know why this person is your Hero
  • Put the nomination in the slit at the top of the box

The Men in our lives do so much for us, and its time we honor them.  Let you’re Hero know how much you appreciate all they do.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cancer Checks

Its Cancer Awareness  month, 
Which means it is a great time for us to think about keeping oursleves healthy by scheduling the recommended Cancer Checks. The following are recommended procedures for women.  Make sure to read them and schedule the appointments you need to keep yourself healthy, happy, and Beautiful

Pap Smear for Cervical Cancer

A Pap smear is a highly effective test that screens for cervical cancer in women. The test involves the collecting of cells from the cervix to be examined under a microscope. It is not a diagnostic test, however. That means that if any abnormalities are discovered, more testing will be needed to make a formal diagnosis.

Pelvic Exam for Gynecologic Cancers

A regular pelvic exam is necessary for all women. A pelvic exam is one of the first steps in diagnosing several conditions such as gynecologic cancers and sexually transmitted diseases. How often a woman needs a pelvic exam varies depending on her risk factors for certain conditions and previous exam findings. A pelvic exam is often accompanied by the Pap smear.

Mammogram for Breast Cancer

Women who are over 40 or at high risk for developing breast cancer need to have a regular mammogram. A screening mammogram is able to detect breast abnormalities that could signal breast cancer. Aside from regular mammograms, women of all ages should perform monthly breast self exams to check for abnormalities.

Colonoscopy or Other Recommended Colon Cancer Screening Test

Several tests are available to screen for colon cancer. Your doctor will recommend a colon cancer screening test based on your colon cancer risk factors, age and general health. Common examples of colon cancer screening tests include colonoscopy and fecal occult blood tests.
Colon cancer screening normally begins for men and women who are over 50. However, those who are at an increased risk for the disease may begin screening earlier.

Clinical Skin Exam for Skin Cancer

You should check your skin for abnormalities every month at home. Each year, however, you should have a clinical skin exam. During a clinical skin exam, a doctor visually

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cancer Awareness Month!

Its Cancer Awareness Month 
at the Kutting Edge Salon and Spa! 

All PINK Products are 20% off! 

Want to show your support? 
You can get a Pink Hair Extension Strand
for just $5 with Jenna or Alyssa!