Saturday, December 29, 2012

Nexxus Headress Thickening Leave-In Volumizer Conditioner

Salon-Healthy Hair at Home 

Nexxus Headress Thickening Leave-in Conditioner is blended with Panthenol, vegetable ceramides and keratin amino acids to add body and luster to any hair type. This essential formula enriches the hair shaft to strengthen strands and build body for incredible volume. 

As a hair dressing, the concentrated formula helps release tangles and increases comb-ability for style control. When used as a styling tool with thermal appliances, Nexxus Headress protects hair from heat and dryness while adding fullness and shine. Fortified with Nexxuspheres, advanced microsphere technology provides the gradual release of hair strengthening Ceramides, replenishing nutrients, antioxidants and UV protectors. A Nexxus exclusive, this breakthrough, time-release feature gives hair sustained health, radiance and wellness. 

I found Nexxus Headress Thickening Leave-in Conditioner at for $18.99 for a 13.5-OZ bottle.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retail outlets. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Hair & Beauty Magazine Launch

Focus on Hair - The Magazine

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Agadir Argan Oil Daily Moisturizing Duo

Daily Moisturizing by Agadir

Since the mid-1960s, Agadir has introduced several new and exciting hair care products to the beauty industry. Agadir hair products contain Argan oil, which comes from the nut of Argan trees that grow in Morocco. Agadir Argan oil is one of the most amazing oils for your hair. Agadir Argan oil is 100% pure, lightweight and non-greasy. Agadir hair products are instantly absorbed and leave behind a soft, silky feel.

Agadir Argan Oil Daily Moisturizing Shampoo is sulfate and paraben free and very gentle on color treated hair. This color preserving formula will keep your hair looking great, even after several shampoos. Hair will feel moisturized, smooth and conditioned with a great aroma that will awaken your senses!

Agadir Argan Oil Daily Moisturizing Conditioner is sulfate and paraben free with anti color fade for long, lasting hair color. It detangles, smoothes, shines and corrects dry, frizzy hair. Protects against heat and chemical damage. The featherweight formula with protective sunscreen helps repair and strengthen damaged hair.

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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 mentioned.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

LemonUp Shampoo & Conditioner

Lemony Fresh, Oil-Free Strands

Though the '70s may be gone forever, the memories and great hair live on with LemonUp Shampoo and Conditioner, with their tell-tale lemon caps, still made with the juice of one whole lemon. Formulated for today's hair, LemonUp shampoo puts the squeeze on oily hair like no other, leaving your tresses squeaky clean, lemony fresh, and full of shine. 

Find long-lost, but not forgotten, brands from the past, like LemonUp Shampoo, at The Vermont Country Store.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

TEXTURE - Hairstyle Trends

Hello Wave - Textured Looks for Hair 
Curl, bend, wave, kink and coil….Soft texture for hair is big! It’s not your mother’s poodle-perm or overly stiff coils with exaggerated silhouettes. Texture today is more about delicate internal movement that accents current cuts and color. Natural texture is embraced while overly smooth, stuck-to-your-head styles are now a thing of the past. Body, volume and soft movement with an array of styling options is in. 

For your new textured hairstyle, look to the salon professionals at Fantastic Sams for guidance. And, let this collection of movement-friendly styles inspire your curl desire.

The Looks
1. For Alexandra’s naturally straight hair, stylist Linda Morrell of Fantastic Sams in Norco, California started a shoulder length blunt cut and added some graduated layers. FantasticStyle Nourishing Serum, Firm Hold Gel and Smoothing Gel were layered on before rough-drying with her fingers to remove the moisture. Next, Linda curled sections of dry hair with a large iron, alternating the curl direction. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Short Sexy Hair Feature

Coif Perfection with Short Sexy Hair
Looking for some short hair specific styling aides? Short Sexy Hair products are specially designed to help create unique, high-impact styles for endless styling possibilities....Ideal for those with short cuts and a flair for the dramatic! 

Short Sexy Hair Double Duty Daily Deep Cleansing Shampoo & Conditioner 
Pressed for time? This amazing sulfate free shampoo and conditioner in one washes and conditions hair in one easy step. It quickly removes product build up and pollutants from hair without stripping hair of color or natural oils. The result is clean, soft manageable hair.

Short Sexy Hair Blow It Up Volumizing Gel Foam
Blow It Up gel-to-foam styler is the perfect way to achieve textural volume and shine without adding weight. It provides roots support while giving hair amazing fullness and body. Also provides a light amount of texture and shine giving you that fresh from the salon look! 

Short Sexy Hair Piece Out Texturizing Pliable Wax Mousse 
Combines the styling technology of a wax and a mousse together in one product. Creates texture, separation, definition with incredible volume and shine.  Moisturizing and conditioning agent provides lubrication and slip to the hair. 

Short Sexy Hair Play Dirty Texturizing Hairspray 
Get fun, piecey, second day looks with Play Dirty Texturizing Hairspray! Spray a little on dry hair for soft, subtle texture, or get wild and spray all over for dramatic separation and definition. For best results, spray at the back of the head while tousling the hair forward. 

Short Sexy Hair Just Gelling Flexible Liquid Gel 
Just Gelling is the ideal alternative to a hard holding gel. Creates fun styles that require a light to medium hold that is never stiff or sticky. Ideal for providing all day frizz control and fabulous shine!  Penetrates the cuticle to help improve strength while adding shine. 

Short Sexy Hair Shatter Finishing Spray Separation & Hold Finishing Spray 
Shatter is the ideal product for achieving jagged texture and separation. It sprays on pliable so you can separate and detail, then dries like a hairspray to lock in the look. It is perfect for detailing and defining your finished look! Specially designed to enhance shattered, jagged and textured looks. 

Short Sexy Hair Rough & Ready Styling Gunk 
Get erratic, "roughed-up" texture with Rough & Ready Styling Gunk! Provides amazing texture and definition to give the appearance of fuller, thicker hair. Its pliability allows you to mold and shape the hair to any shape and has a super shine with medium hold. 

Short Sexy Hair Quick Change Shaping Balm 
Quick Change works great applied to damp hair to set your style before drying. It can also be applied to dry hair to texturize and reshape hair. Quick Change is water-soluble and can therefore be reactivated if your style needs touching up. 

Short Sexy Hair Control Maniac Styling Wax 
Short Sexy Hair Control Maniac Styling Wax is a wax styler that gives control to create any hairstyle you can imagine. Gives hair incredible hold with unlimited potential. If you can dream it, you can create it.

Short Sexy Hair Rocked Out Pliable Molding Clay
Short Sexy Hair Rocked Out Pliable Molding Clay is a styling clay used to create sculpt-able texture with a semi-matte finish. Works great for funky, rock star hairstyles and delivers a firm hold with strong grip.

Short Sexy Hair Frenzy Bulked-Up Texture Pomade
Create fun, messy, wild hairstyles with Frenzy Bulked Up Texture. Frenzy bonds to the hair, which thickens up the hair shaft to create fullness and separation at the same time. Excellent for use on hair that needs volume with texture. Delivers extra holding power to hold styles in place. 

Short Sexy Hair Slept In Texture Creme 
Made with moisturizing ingredients, which swell the cuticle giving hair fullness and enhancing your natural waves. 

Short Sexy Hair What A Body Ultra Bodifying Blow Dry Gel Great starter product for all hair types to give incredible shine and body before using any finishing products. What A Body is lighter and allows for soft touchable hair. It was designed for use with a blow dryer and/or to be utilized as a sculpting/styling aid.

Short Sexy Hair Hard Up Hard Holding Gel 
Whether you want slicked back styles or sky high spikes, get the look and lock it in place with Hard Up! Use on damp hair to sculpt a sleek, refined look with a lot of shine. Use on dry hair to create a messy, volumized look. Great for coarse, unruly hair. 

For more information about Short Sexy Hair products, please visit: . We also found the products available online at:

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cricket Ultra Smooth Combs

Infused Combs Offer Luster-Filled Smoothing Benefits

You've heard of adding keratin and or treatment oils to your hair while styling...Now there's a unique delivery system that saves you time, effort and even cost. Cricket offers a line of Ultra Smooth combs that are infused with argan oil, olive oil and keratin protein. It's a new concept in hair care that helps deliver healthy benefits with each stroke while reducing frizz, adding shine and smoothness.

Argan oil helps hydrate and repair damaged hair while smoothing the hair cuticle for a conditioned, healthy look. Olive oil delivers luxurious shine while leaving hair soft, silky, and smooth and Keratin provides improved strength, shine, and manageability while reducing frizz. 

The Cricket Ultra Smooth combs improve strength, shine, and manageability of hair leaving strands soft, silky, and smooth. Ergonomically designed, each of the four types glide easily through hair
but do not leave residue on your hands

Ultra Smooth Combs come in four types.

Ultra Smooth Detangler Comb is 
designed for thick, long hair and is ideal for detangling wet or dry hair. 

Ultra Smooth Dressing Comb is best for everyday use — ideal for styling, cutting and daily grooming.

Ultra Smooth Pick Comb is designed for curly or thick medium to long hair. It lifts and adds volume without combing.

Ultra Smooth Conditioning Comb is designed for mid-length, long or thick hair. It separates hair easily without combing out body.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

InfraShine Ceramic Spring Irons

The Right Tool for the Job

Glossy curls and waves are all the rage and the right tool makes all of the difference in the world when styling. Only genuine ceramic irons add luster-filled shine and smoothness for a perfectly polished style. If you are looking for a high-end ceramic iron to add controlled curl and wave, look no further than the industry pros at InfraShine.

InfraShine Ceramic Spring Irons - What Makes Them Great

InfraShine Spring Curling Irons use only real ceramic infused barrels that are powder coated and highly polished for the ultimate in smoothness. They also feature PTFC heaters, which were originally designed by the NASA space program. With this innovative technology these PTFC heating elements work like a brick oven and hold in moisture. Using less wattage and electrical current, the gentle infrared ray-radiant heat with the ceramic multi-layered PTFC heating elements creates negative ions that close the cuticle layer, smooth and defrizz even the coarsest hair adding controlled curls, waves or bends where desired along with unbelievable shine.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Minnie Mouse Vintage Nails by OPI

The Minnie Mouse Collection

She’s flirty. She’s stylish. She’s totally fa-"mouse." And now her irresistible charm is yours to enjoy! Just like her universally adored character, Minnie Mouse by OPI captures Minnie's carefree spirit and iconic style of Minnie with four playfully pretty shades of red and pink—the perfect complement to the season’s bold, colour-soaked patterns and ultra-feminine frocks that are brightening up runways around the world. 

The perfect gift for your nail-obsessed girly-girl, the Minnie Mouse Vintage Collection by OPI flaunts four fabulous shades:

Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It
Don't squeak it—SHOUT IT! This confetti light pink is tops!

I’m All Ears
Tell me how much you love this magenta shimmer.

If You Moust You Moust
You gotta pink what you gotta pink.

The Color Of Minnie
You had this little mouse at "red."

To find a retailer near you, visit

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hairstyle Makeover Feature - Mini Trend

Edged Up Style

Apricot and platinum blocks of color take the lead to unlocking this short coif’s textured edge. Celeste Jenae of Celeste Jenae Innovations in Temecula, California started with a chocolate brown base for her model, Natasha, and then added the fun splashes of color in the front.

Next, Celeste cut a short, exaggerated and highly textured bob with a uniquely asymmetric feel. Stacked high up in the back, it has disconnected pieces on the sides and a bi-level bang. Cut to the shape of the brow, short, arched and very asymmetric baby bangs are seen underneath, while a heavy, swoopy bang sits over the top and boldly to one side. The short side opens up the one eye and accentuates that side of the face, while the swoopy bang offers a sultry appeal.

Credits: Celeste Jenae Innovations- Temecula, CA, 
Makeup: Jaime Queenin, Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual

Earthly Botanicals AloeMoist Moisturizing Mist, a leave-in conditioner, and Duality, a curl defining and smoothing cream, where applied onto towel-dry hair to seal the cuticle and add shine. Celeste rough-dried the hair using just her fingers to move strands around while blow-drying, and then she introduced a round brush to coax volume in the crown. The sides were flat ironed and then a dab of pomade was used to finger style the hair into place.

Credits: Celeste Jenae Innovations- Temecula, CA,
Makeup: Jaime Queenin, Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual 
For a bodified version, Celeste roughed up the hair using Earthly Botanicals Whisper working spray. She twisted and pinned back the baby bangs to open up Natasha’s face and offset the style.

Products Used
Earthly Botanicals AloeMoist Moisturizing Mist - A weightless leave-on moisturizer for hair and skin. A botanical blend enriched with aloe vera, Aloe Moist Moisturizing Mist does it all from detangling hair to moisturizing. A sure cure for dry hair or chapped, sun burned skin. 

Earthly Botanicals Whisper –A working hair spray that adds shine, flexibility and light hold. This flake free formula offers UV Protectors and incredible shine factors. 
Simply spray it on and let Whisper do the work!
For "Beachy" curls, spray into damp hair and air dry or use a diffuser on low setting.

Earthly Botanicals Duality
- A water soluble, creamy styler for touchable, defined no frizz curls or a sleek and smooth look. Advanced polymers with Pomegranate extract for natural sun protection and special emollients deliver the performance you demand!

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.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Schwarzkopf Bonacure Hairtherapy - Feature

Nourish Your Most Precious Commodity
Schwarzkopf Professional Bonacure Oil Miracle Finishing Treatment is an exciting new at-home hair saver. Unlike regular hair treatments, this little potion is in oil form and it even comes in an oil drop shaped bottle. Utilizing the richness of Argan Oil, which is big in hair right now, and a blend of essential oils, this finishing treatment helps to smooth out frizzies, and give hair nourishment and luster. This product is best suited for those with medium to thick strands or curly hair and is especially ideal for those who are suffering from dry ends or other forms of damage.

I found it at for $27.29 for the 3.4 OZ size.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retail outlets. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fresh Blown Waves - Aquage Feature and How-to

Texture Perfection - Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray 

Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray is a volume-building styling spray infused with magnesium-rich Dead Sea salts. It adds thickness and helps create random texture. It also provides firm-hold and dramatically increases volume without stiffness while enhancing strand separation and definition. 

To use, simply apply liberally to evenly saturate freshly shampooed, towel-dried hair as a base for creating your style. Comb through for even distribution. Use a blow-dryer set on low air pressure and low heat or a blow-dryer fitted with a diffuser, set on high heat and high air flow depending on the desired results. Dry hair gently to achieve a natural, softly tousled texture with volume and definition but for a less voluminous look, allow hair to dry naturally. Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray may be reapplied to dry hair to refresh and redefine the texture. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

John Frieda Hot Air Brush

A New Way to Dry Hair
Transform your strands with the new Hot Air Brush from the hair experts at John Frieda. This premium hot air tool creates luscious styles with volume and shine. 

The John Frieda Hot Air Brush features advanced ionic power and gives volume and shine to your hair while it dries. The instant heat up makes drying fast and safe all while delivering high heat. The 500-watt tool creates luscious volume with a 1.5-inch titanium, ceramic-coated barrel. The tangle-free anti-static bristles work through hair eliminating the moisture out of each individual strand. 

The lightweight, ergonomic design makes the brush easy to use from any angle. Whether you have long hair or a short cut, this tool is well balanced for easy movement, and the contoured handle makes it comfortable to grip even for long periods of time.

Designed with advanced ionic technology, and generating up to 50% more ions, John Frieda Hot Air Brush allows you to achieve smooth, frizz-free hair that is shiny and more manageable.

I found it at for $39.99.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retail outlets.