Saturday, April 15, 2017

Best Thermal Protectants

Best Thermal Protectants

We all have a love affair with our heated styling irons and certainly can’t imagine life without our blow dryers, however, these much-needed tools do take a toll on our precious strands. That's where thermal protectants come in. With ingredients that form a thin film on the surface of the hair, thermal protectants work to help protect hair against heat and UV damage. Although the only true way to protect hair from damage is to cover up completely when outdoors and to avoid heated tools entirely, we all know that beauty and the desire for seriously styled strands will win out every time.

Click here for a few thermal hair heroes to offer some serious styling safeguards....

Spring Fling Giveaway

Amika Spring Fling Giveaway

What better way to kick off the new season than a giveaway? A $165 retail value, this Amika style-happy prize package features the following must-have hair products...

The Wizard Primer
The ultimate multi-tasker, Amika's The Wizard will not only cut down on blow dry time, but will protect against thermal damage, detangle, nourish, smooth, soften, and add shine. This multi-benefit, nutrient-packed formula is weightless in hair, creating a perfect foundation for all types and textures. 4 oz - $24

The Shield Style Extending Spray
The Amika Shield Style Extending Spray is powered by an advanced encapsulating technology, that delivers sub-micron spheres into hairs’ cuticle to form an invisible anti-frizz, anti-humidity shield. The best defense is a controlled, time-release formula that maintains this barrier to defend hair against frizz, dulling and dirtying pollution. Your smooth, frizz-free style will stay intact for over 24 hours. Formulated with antioxidant-rich Sea Buckthorn Berry to nourish hair and defend against color oxidation, while UV filters guard from color-zapping UV rays. The heat-activated spray provides a weightless layer of thermal heat defense up to 450°F. 5.3 oz $24

Perk Up Dry Shampoo
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo is your secret weapon to maintaining your style. Enriched with natural rice starch, which immediately works to absorb excess oils, Perk Up Dry Shampoo is formulated without aluminum starch or telltale, chalky talc. Whether you’re in need of a quick no-wash cleanse or an extra boost of volume, a swift mist of this Sea Buckthorn Berry-infused formula leaves hair soft and refreshed, while a spray to the roots adds instant amplification. Color-free; no harmful ingredients; no dreaded dusty residue; just naturally revitalized hair. 5.3 oz $24

Silken Up Dry Conditioner
Amika Silken Up Dry Conditioner weightlessly conditions tresses with an antioxidant-packed, dry formulation that will never dampen a style. Softness and glossy sheen is restored, static is cut and tresses detangled. Use on clean hair for lightweight nourishment and silkiness or use on second day hair for a freshly washed look and feel. 5.3 oz $24

Perfect Body Mousse
Achieve the perfect body with this bodifying mousse that plumps hair for a fuller look and feel. The cushiony, whipped formula makes it easy to apply, and contains shaping polymers that provide long-lasting hold without collapsing. Obliphica Extract keeps hair soft and weightless without becoming stiff and crunchy. Appropriate for all hair types and textures, especially fine hair. 8.5 oz $24

Mighty Mini Titanium Styler
Mighty Mini Titanium Styler, perfect for on the go styling – all fit within a coordinating pink pouch. $40

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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. 

Summer Ready Hair & Makeup

Summer Beauty is Coming!

Rejoice! Warm weather is finally here, which means it’s time to prep your must-have summer beauty looks. From glowing skin to protected tresses, Palladio Beauty and Keratin Complex has everything you need to have fun in the sun! 

Bathing Beauty

Give your skin a subtle shimmer for outdoor parties with Palladio’s I’m Glowing Creamy Stick Luminizer ($8) and make your eyes POP with their Crushed Metallic Eyeshadow ($6.50). Spend less time inside watching tutorials on how to do two-toned lips and more time outside thanks to Palladio’s Ombre 2-in-1 Lip Colors ($8). And get the sun-kissed skin you want without having to lay out all day with Matte Bronzer ($10), that comes in three different shades.

Prevent and Protect 

The intense heat and damage from the sun can cause your hair to lose moisture, so turn to Thermo-Shine Thermal Protectant Mist ($21) to protect hair from damaging UV rays. The Intense Rx® Interactive Repair Serum ($41) will also come in hand for restoring elasticity, reducing breakage, and rebuilding your hair’s strength all in just one application! And protect your hair color with the Timeless Color Fade Defy Shampoo ($25) and Conditioner ($25)

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. 

Maddie & Tae @ CMAs

Styling Maddie & Tae @ CMAs

Celebrity makeup artist Tarryn Feldman (@tarrynfeldman) and celebrity hairstylist Kristen Carbine (@kristencarbine) styled Maddie & Tae for The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. Nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year, the Nashville Glam stylists reveal how they created each of their looks step by step.... For the full article, click here

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New Looks Just for Him

Oh Man!
New Looks Just for Him

Style and grooming trends are as diverse as the men who wear them, and today's current looks show evidence that the diversity of options is ever-expanding. We see everything from classic tapered styles and the lingering of the man bun to a variety of fades and undercuts with personal touches to make a unique statement. Read on for a glimpse of things to come...according to experts from around the world. To read the full article, click here.

Texture Takeover at NYFW

Texture Take @ Fashion Week NY

This season the Michael Costello collection was about glamorous, sexy vixens. Kien Hoang used Oribe Hair Care to create what he describes as "a rock-and-roll feel" with the hair by producing big and bold Afro textures and shapes on the models' natural hair. To view the full article, click here.

Where to Start with Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are a great tool for adding volume and overall length, or even for including fun splashes of color that you may not normally do on your natural hair. But with the various types, lengths, colors, and textures of hair that are available not to mention all of the different methods for adding them, how do you know where to start when considering extensions for yourself?

Why Have Extensions Done

There are many reasons for adding hair extensions. They are ideal for those with fine, thin hair or for people who are not able to effectively grow their hair long or thick enough. Hair extensions can even be added to even out your natural density of hair, like if you have certain areas that are finer or thinner than others. They can also help ease the process for growing hair out. To other people, hair extensions are simply a means in which to provide a whole new look. Regardless of reason for having extensions, there’s an option for most everyone.... Read the entire article here.

At the Oscars - Red Carpet Beauty

Oscar Beauty Simplified

As always, the Oscars were a glamorous affair last night as the stars strutted down the red carpet with luscious waves and bold red lipsticks. Replicate these must-have Old Hollywood beauty looks with products from Palladio and Keratin Complex. 

Bold Reds on the Red Carpet
Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Emma Roberts rocked the red lip on the red carpet last night, and matched it with classic black liner and mascara for the eyes. Get the look with Palladio’s Dreamy Matte Lipstick ($7.50) in, of course, Red Carpet for the lips, and for the eyes, the Fifty-Fifty Cat-Eye Liquid Liner + Smoky Kajal($15) and the Double Agent Lash Extender + Undercover Fiber Booster ($12).

Waves on Waves
Karlie Kloss, Emma Stone, and Amy Adams made an old “Hollywood Glam” appearance on the red carpet last night with side swept waves in their hair. Get this look with Keratin Complex’s Infusion Keratin Replenisher ($29), a hydrating styling cream that replenishes and revitalizes hair for a silky, shiny finish. Use theTransformer Interchangeable Styling Rod ($169) to create those toussled waves and finish it off with Flex Flow Flexible Shaping Hairspray ($25) for a light hold.

Full Brows and Glossy Lips
Hailee Steinfeld and Janelle Monae both looked stunning with their full brows and glossy lips. Get the look with Palladio’s Velvet Matte Lip Color ($7) in Sateen and use the Silk FX Eyeshadow Palette ($12) in A La Mode for those smoky eyes. To get the boldest of brows, use the Brow Definer Micro Pencil ($7) and finish it off with the Brow Obsessed Mousse with Fibers ($8) to build sparse brows and fill in any gaps.

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.