Friday, November 30, 2012

Oribe Gift Set for the Holidays

Holiday Beautiful Color Collection

Add life and shine to your hair with Oribe’s Holiday Beautiful Color Collection. Using the latest color-maintenance technology, this beautifully packaged gift set fortifies over-processed and chemically treated hair. Ideal for those who like to play with their color, it works to protect against the color depleting effects of environmental pollutants and the sun.

Formulated without parabens or sodium chloride the Holiday Beautiful Color Collection is color and keratin treatment safe. Intense cuticle-enriching conditioners, color-protecting UV filters and next-generation frizz-taming biopolymers supercharge this repairative, glossifying trio.

Oribe’s Holiday Beautiful Color Collection Includes: shampoo for Beautiful Color (250 ml / 8.5 fl. oz), 
Conditioner for Beautiful Color (200 ml / 6.8 fl. oz) and the limited Edition Travel Size Masque for Beautiful Color (50 ml / 1.7 fl. oz), which retails as a set for $88.00
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dandruff Solutions by Bioken

Nature’s Secret for Flake-Free Hair 

Suffering from dandruff or a dry, itchy scalp? Let Bioken Enfanti’s botanical formula help soothe and heal your scalp and leave healthy, flake-free hair. Simply start with Bioken Enfanti Scalpi to deep cleanse your hair and scalp and follow up with Antiruff Dandruff Toner on a daily basis. Strands will be left soft, shiny and fabulously flake-free. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Hair Accessory Ideas

 Holiday Hair Accessories 

Winter formals, office holiday parties and New Years Eve bashes are approaching quickly! If you looking for some festive bling to dress up your holiday ‘do, check out these pretty additions to top off your perfect coif in absolute holiday style. 




Cara Accessories 'Skinny Pearl' Headband -Pearly beads decorate a dainty headband. $28 http://shop.nordstrom.com 


Nina 'Caleigh' Swarovski Crystal Comb - Curled feathers crafted from glittering Swarovski crystals fashion a beautiful hair comb with flexible prongs. $175 http://shop.nordstrom.com 


Saturday, November 24, 2012

ENJOY Luxury Shampoo & Conditioner Review & Giveaway

Lavish Luxury for Your Locks

Discover what papering your hair is all about. ENJOY Sulfate-Free Luxury Shampoo and Conditioner is only available in finer salons and is the absolute ultimate Indulgence. Like all ENJOY products, ENJOY Luxury Shampoo and Conditioner are free from sulfates and are uniquely pH balanced and stable for true hair color retention.

ENJOY Sulfate Free Luxury Shampoo gently cleanses, moisturizes and smooths while relieving stressed out hair and scalp. Soy protein smooths and hydrates the cuticle while silk protein seals and smooths the hair. Unique surfactants guarantee thick, luxurious foaming action. This rich cleansing formula can also be used as a luxurious skin wash. Although recommended for all hair types, it’s perfect to smooth and control heavy, coarse or curly hair.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Verb Products Feature

The Action Word of Hair Care
Verb Products is a line of affordable, professional hair products from the creators of Birds Barbershop, a popular unisex concept with five locations in Austin, Texas. The Verb Products line features six products each retailing for $12, including the color-safe, paraben and sulfate-free Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner, Sculpting Clay, Forming Fiber, Styling Cream, and Finishing Polish.

VERB FINISHING POLISH
This lightweight finishing cream controls flyaways and provides shine, definition, and a refined finish without leaving the hair weighed down. Sweet almond fruit, green tea, and bamboo extracts along with organic argan oil polish the hair while sealing frayed and frizzy ends.

VERB STYLING CREAM
This lightweight formula smoothes and refines hair while taming frizz and providing subtle hold. It offers protection from heat, leaving hair with a soft, satin finish. It is free of parabens, gluten, and is vegan friendly. Argan and jojoba oils smooth the hair while building body. Bamboo, Green Tea, and Sunflower extracts provide antioxidants, strengthen hair, prevent breakage and protect against heat styling.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hair Trend Feature - Fall 2012


Style Transition - Cool Color & Style

Before
Are you looking for a new hairstyle? Something versatile but oh-so-stylish? Take a look at this alluring makeover by Helen Botsis of Anasa Hair Studio. She took Brenna’s everyday hairstyle from oh-so-basic to cool-y classic and then push it over the edge with a radically retro appeal.

Breanna’s shoulder length, boring brown strands sported some old blond highlights in front and a lack of style, volume or movement all over. In its place, Helen created a rich copper mahogany hue that is lighter on top and darker underneath for the ultimate in dimension. She cut a very classic, mid length layered bob and added a sultry side-swept bang.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

DENMAN Classic Styling Brushes


Brush Up on Style

The DENMAN Classic Styling Brushes are available in a variety of sizes to suit all hair lengths and types. The pure rubber base provides the right amount of tension in combination with the heat from the hair dryer. Resistant to heat and chemicals, these brushes are both hygienic and durable.

The close-set pin pattern and anti-static rubber cushion allows for maximum grip and control for smoothing and shaping. Smooth, round-ended pins penetrate the hair safely for gentle styling without damage.

Available in Five Sizes

  • Pocket  - Five rows of bristles, ideal for purse, pocket, or gym bag, for styling shorter hair types. 
  • Small  - 5 rows of bristles with an extended handle length (7.5"), for styling shorter hair types. 
  • Medium  - 7 rows of bristles, perfect for styling medium to long hair. 
  • Large  - 9 rows of bristles, perfect for styling long hair. 
  • Deluxe  - 9 rows of bristles with a heavyweight handle to help control the most unruly, long hair. 

Brush Care
The rubber pad and pins can be removed for easy cleaning.
Regularly remove loose hairs with a comb.
Wash occasionally in warm water.
Rinse and leave to dry away from direct heat and sunlight.
Apply liquid soap to handle runners for easy replacement of the pad.


For  more information on the DENMAN brush line, please visit: http://www.denmanbrushus.com/acatalog/Classic_Styling.html.

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, November 16, 2012

Curling Iron with Versatility

GKhair 4-IN-ONE Curling Iron

Textured hair is a major trend these days, one that is not only growing but isn’t going to fade anytime soon. That means curling tools are a gal’s best friend, and something they reach for often.

Instead of being overwhelmed with varied-sized curling irons, pick up the 4-IN-ONE iron from GKhair. This multi-tasker must-have allows you to create an overabundance of different size and types of curls with one convenient tool. 
 


This handy iron features a sleek, ergonomic, non-slip grip designed for professional comfort and four ceramic Tourmaline interchangeable heads for absolute versatility. Far-Infrared technology creates negative ions to promote smoother, silkier hair and distributes heat evenly, preventing damage. The adjustable temperature control offers a digital display and heats to maximum temperature swiftly. The long swivel cord prevents tangling and the hooked end makes for easy hanging. To top it off, a heat resistant styling glove protects your hand while styling.

To learn more, go to www.gkhair.com.

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Kid-Friendly Hair Care Feature


Hip Peas for Styl'n Kidlettes

Looking for natural hair products for your stylin' kiddo? Just say Hip Peas, please! Their products are not only completely safe for your child and the environment, but also work wonders on your tot’s locks. What's more, 10% of all profits go to child-focused charities. Simply brilliant!

Moms scrutinize every product their child uses. From the time they are born, parents scour the shelves and opt for products with the safest ingredients possible. When it comes to natural hair care, they are often frustrated by the limited choices for children, most of which can be terribly ineffective.

Many with little girls spend far too much time trying to keep her hair out of her eyes using barrettes to hold in place. After searching without success for a child-friendly product to help, Stephanie Mahaffey decided to create her own. With a bachelor’s in biomedical science, a master’s in health care administration, and her “street knowledge” as a conscious mom, she knew she had the scientific expertise, health-focused business training, and passion for the subject to pull it off.

She spent months researching ingredients, analyzing product formulations, and gathering a team of scientists. Finally, her first Hip Peas product was born – a very effective hair balm made with safe and natural ingredients. The great feedback for this product led to the development of others, and now Hip Peas has a full line.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Dry Shampoo Feature

Waterless Wonders - Dry Shampoos

The benefit of using a dry shampoo is two-fold - Shampooing less frequently can save hair from heat damage and color fade. And, using a dry shampoo offers the perfect "pick-me-up" for in-between regular washings. 
Keep it in your bag to refresh your hair before a night out after a long day at work.  Dry Shampoo can also add volume and texture, which makes clean hair easier to style. Also, freshly washed hair can be hard to manage when trying to create an up-do.




Some Popular Options
GKHair Dry Shampoo Aerosol gently cleanses the scalp, soaks up excess oils, tames frizz and fly-a-ways, while leaving a freshly washed look. With Juvexin, natural plant starch, natural grain starch, and fruit seed extract, it solves the dilemma of dirty hair and product build up in between washings. This blend refreshes, revives, and recharges hair and scalp and prevents build-up or flaking, with virtually no residue.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher recreates volume at the roots while refreshing style by absorbing oils for a fresh, full look. This dry spray shampoo can be used anytime, anywhere to revive volume when hair falls flat.

Voted Best 2011 Dry Shampoo by Redbook Magazine, got2b Fat-Tastic Dry Shampoo creates fuller hair with special collagen effect technology. This unique dry shampoo lets you refresh and pump up your style between washings, not only reviving your style but also helping make hair look full with boost 'n bounce.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Wet Brush - Tangle Tamer


LuxorPro -The "Wet" Brush 

Eliminate tangles quickly and painlessly with Luxor Professional's The Wet Brush.


The Wet Collection includes brushes and combs that are perfect for detangling wet hair. You can use them on wet, damp or dry hair and they make a great styling tool for anyone in the family. 

Color coded for family use, women, men and children will love the results of these durable styling tools. Not only does The Wet Brush easily detangle hair but it also massages the scalp. This brush can be used on wet or dry hair and is perfect for all hair types. It features a soft, rubberized non-slip grip for a secure, comfortable hold and the flexible bristles detangle hair with ease. Guaranteed not to break, these brushes are extremely heat resistant, a plus when styling with blow dryers and thermal tools.

Features 
  • Ouch-less detangler and massager. 
  • Works great on wet and dry hair.
  • Perfect for men, women and kids. 
  • For thick, curly and straight hair. 
  • Soft flexible bristles detangles hair with ease. 
  • Soft,rubberized non-slip grip for a secure, comfortable hold. 

My Take: Great concept! The bristles are soft and super-flexible, which means you can brush your wet strands without causing breakage...Even with curly or wavy hair! As many of you know, detangling textured hair can be tough. This flexibility with the bristles allows you to easily glide the brush through your hair without hurting your scalp or ripping hair from your head. Ideal for the whole family, but if you have kids with longer hair, The Wet Brush is an absolute must-have! 

Where to buy: www.folica.com

Disclosure: ALthough I was given a sample product to try, no  compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands or retail outlets. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Crimping Iron Feature

Kink Makes a Comeback!
Crimping irons offer a fun way to create unique textured effects for a variety of hairstyles. Aside from the totally 80’s weekend retro party, crimp is back in style with a variety of sizes, tightnesses and applications. Look for fun updos, braids and pony’s using a crimp-textured base. Also consider a mixed texture in down and half-up looks or at the root of fine or thin hair to give lift where needed for fuller-looking styles. 




Crimping Iron Options 

Conair Straight n Waves 3-in-1 Specialty Styler $25.99
Create three different looks easily with one styler using Conair Straight n Waves 3-in-1 Styler. This styler features three easy to change plates, so you can straighten, crimp, or wave hair. One and a half inch flat plates straighten and provide shine while micro crimp plates provide texture and deep wave plates give hair body and natural looking waves.

Gold 'N Hot 2" Professional Gold-Tone Crimping Iron $30.00
Gold 'N Hot 2" Professional Gold-Tone Crimping Iron easily crimps large sections of hair with silky, shiny results. Crimps any type of hair with temperatures that go up to 430F. This iron features gold-tone 2-inch crimping plates and finger rests for two-handed styling. Get volume and a fun, funky style quickly and easily!

Conair Infiniti You Crimp or Straight Styling Iron $49.99
Create two styles using one tool with the flip of a switch with Conair Infiniti You Crimp or Straight Styling Iron. This iron transforms from straight plates for a smooth, sleek look to crimp plates for a fun, edgy look. Crimp your whole head or mix it up by crimping and straightening random sections. Tourmaline ceramic technology helps eliminate static and reduces frizz, so hair remains healthy and shiny. Ultra high heat and 30-second instant heat up ensures you can style any hair type quickly and easily. Everything you need for a variety of styles is available with this 2-in-1 styling tool!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Luxury Hair Care by GLOSS Moderne




GLOSS Moderne Luxury Hair Care Collection 

GLOSS Moderne – the ultimate style indulgence. Luxury hair-care with technically advanced formulas – completely sulfate-free, sodium chloride-free and paraben-free. Experience instant high-gloss style and runway-inspired hair, everyday.

GLOSS Moderne enlisted beauty industry's top experts to create a line of efficacious hair care products that combine the best science and nature have to offer. Infused with exotic extracts and essential oils, this Luxury Hair Care Collection nourishes hair leaving it both visibly soft and smooth to the touch. 



Infused with keratin, a natural protein found in hair, GLOSS Moderne's Luxury Hair Care Collection strengthens brittle strands, "breathing life" back into hair to help prevent split ends and breakage. It is also infused with panthenol, a pro-vitamin (Vitamin B5) that moisturizes and coats hair's rough surface making it smooth, shiny and soft. However, what goes into a product is just as important as what does not. GLOSS Moderne's Luxury Hair Care Collection is pleasantly free of harsh, unnecessary chemicals and completely sulfate-free, sodium chloride-free and paraben-free --all of which are said to be drying, allergenic and irritating to the skin. 

Give your coif a two-minute vacation and return with hair that's rested, relaxed and glowing. Prepare to have a love affair with your hair! 

Signature Coco de Soleil fragrance is a sensual, intoxicating fragrance reminiscent of the French Riviera. C'est Magnifique!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Aveda Scalp Remedy and Scalp Benefits

Scalp Balancing Act

The fine folks at Aveda know that healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, so they’ve developed specific products to help in this area. If your scalp is dry and itchy, dandruff prone or slick with oil, Aveda has a solution for you.


Aveda Scalp Remedy and Benefits cleanses, nourishes and balances all hair and scalp types to create a foundation for healthy hair.

If you are plagued by oily roots, try Aveda Scalp Benefits Balancing Shampoo to equalize the sebum production. This daily cleanser gets down to the root and removes excess sebum and buildup that cause the greasy feeling problem. Simply massage into wet hair and scalp daily, rinse and follow with Scalp Benefits Balancing Conditioner.

Scalp Benefits Balancing Conditioner is a daily formula that nourishes and balances all hair and scalp types. It works to hydrate the hair and soothe the scalp. Simply massage into hair from roots to ends and then rinse. For best results for those prone to flakes, use Aveda Scalp Remedy Dandruff Solution, a leave-in daily treatment-to reduce flaking and help prevent recurrence.

Scalp Remedy Dandruff Solution promotes a healthy scalp by relieving itching. It contains Lippia, which helps purify and clarify the scalp. Salicylic acid gently exfoliates while sugar beet extract helps condition and Rosemary, echinacea and sage soothe the scalp. After shampooing, spray on affected areas, but do not rinse out. Use as needed to help reduce flaking up to 41% in just one week of use, and continue as needed to help prevent recurrence.

Did You Know...

Certain habits contribute to a dry, itchy, flaky scalp:
  • not rinsing thoroughly 
  • using water temperature that's too hot 
  • lack of scalp massage
For more information on Aveda's Scalp Remedy and Scalp Benefits products, please click here

Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no direct affiliation or obligation to Aveda. 



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Holiday Giveaway 2012!

Holiday BEST of BEAUTY Gift Package
Focus on Hair is proudly offering a Best of Beauty gift package in time for the holidays. Look for some of our favorite brands from reviews and features throughout the year available to one lucky US-based winner. The Holiday Best of Beauty prize package (a $500 retail value) includes: