Friday, October 20, 2017

Ingredient Buzz

Ingredient Buzz
The idea of spa retreats and self-pampering might seem like a foreign concept in today’s society. The average person is constantly on the go and any “free” time is typically divided between work, family, school or some other pressing obligation. Unfortunately, relaxation, more often than not, takes a backseat to life. However, treating yourself to some much-needed peace and serenity is not lost... More. 

Speeding Up Drying Times

Hair Hacks - How to Speed Up Drying Time

It’s no wonder natural and mixed textures are on trend right now - most women just don’t have the time for elaborate styling on a daily basis. So here are a couple of hair hacks to fall back on when in a time crunch. Andrew Carruthers, director of education for Sam Villa, has these tips...More.

Holding Power

So you've created the perfect hairstyle... You've prepped, curled, pinned, primped, and found perfection. Now what? Lock it in place, of course! And the best way to do that? With any number of hair finishing sprays designed to provide just the right amount of hold to your masterpiece. Here are some of our top picks...More.

Baby Bubbles

Hair & Body Care for Kids

Our little ones certainly deserve the best possible hair and body care products for their delicate hair, scalp and skin. That's why we searched far and wide for the best possible products formulated just for the unique needs of the wee ones.

Babo Botanicals

All Babo products are made with a combination of pure plant actives, naturally derived, certified organic, and all-natural ingredients. The line is proudly sulfate, soy, dairy, paraben, mineral oil, almond and peanut oil, phthalate and formaldehyde free. And all baby products are also... More.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Emmy Style Ponies

We all look forward to the Emmy Awards each year to star watch the red carpet and catch a glimpse of the amazing looks throughout the night and well into the after parties.

Two editorial hair artists share a couple of the looks that they created on young starlets for the Hollywood gala. The first is a high, sleek ponytail on actress Sofia Bush who attended the FOX Broadcasting Company, FX, National Geographic and Twentieth Century Television’s Primetime Emmy Awards After Party. Her stunning style was created by Oribe Editorial Stylist Chad Wood who used the perfect high pony to complement Sofia’s sequin gown and accentuate her smokey eyes. 

Click here for the complete article on Focus on Hair Magazine.

Best Styling Powders

Take a Powder
Looking to add a boost of volume or a tad of tousled texture to your tresses? Consider styling powders to help get you there. These fine particle formulations provide a bit of body-amping grit that helps messy, textured or volumized looks take and keep shape. Here are some of our top picks:

David Mallett Volume Powder 
Create long lasting volume and natural bounce by simply apply to the roots of the dry hair and work the roots with your fingertips. Using Volume Powder is like dusting your hair with 1960s volume...More.

Haircolor Forecast

Haircolor Forecast

As seasons change, so too do the trends for haircolor. Traditionally a lightening effect takes place in the spring through the summer and then hues darken up, even cool down in the fall and hit their depths in the winter. These days the reality with haircolor is that pretty much anything goes. Hair, specifically color for hair, has become a canvas for expressing one's individuality and personal sense of style. Yet, still we look to the horizon to forecast what's coming. To stay a step ahead of what will be new and exciting in the world of hair and how it will evolve to accessorize our ultimate fashion statement.

On the lighter side in the days ahead, look for...More.

Beauty at the Emmys

Beauty at the Emmys

TV’s biggest stars glowed on the red carpet last night at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Beauty trends including bold red lips, fresh faces and slicked back hair took the award as our favorites! Get the look of these carpet looks at home with products from Palladio Beauty and Keratin Complex at a fraction of the price. 

Bold Red Lips

Big Little Lies Stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon did not disappoint with their bold red lips, matching perfectly with their red carpet ensemble, while The Crown’s Claire Foy chose the same hue, which was perfectly fit for Queen! Try Palladio’s Dreamy Matte Lip Color ($7.50) in Red Carpet for those luscious ruby lips, then pair with the Twisted in Love Mascara ($10), for a subtle, yet sultry eye.

Glowing Skin and Subtle Lips

Shailene Woodley, Anna Chlumsky, and Julianne Hough all went nude… on the lip that is, while amping up their eyes with black eyeliner. Start with Palladio’s I’m Glowing Illuminating Primer ($12), for a subtle sheen to give skin a silky finish and a touch of luminosity and boost of radiance to the foundation. Use the Ultra Fine Eyeliner Pen ($7.50) to create thin, precise lines with just one stroke, and the Velvet Matte Lip Color ($7) in Sateen for a barely-there lip.

Sleek and Wet Hair

Tessa Thompson, Yara Shahidi, and Lea Michele all stepped onto the red carpet sporting sleek and slicked back hair. To replicate this easy-to-create look, start with Iconic Polish High Shine Pomade ($23) to slick back top and sides of hair and give locks a high shine, then work the pomade through by brushing back the sides and top of hair with the Ceramic Icon + Vent Brush ($29). Finish with the Flex Flow Flexible Shaping Hairspray ($25) to tame any flyaways and for a light hold to last all day.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Cohesion Collection

The Cohesion Collection 

Going for a new look? Consider one of these customized creations by the Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team. The London-based group is pleased to announce their Cohesion collection. Designed to give a glimpse into hair fashion of the upcoming season, this series is all about unifying the cut, color and finish to unveil a customized look for each wearer. The team chose to use classic foundation cuts and then modernized each look with unique but wearable color with a twist in the styling. They started with... More