Sunday, March 31, 2013

Woody’s Quality Grooming Headwax

Introducing Woody’s Revolutionary Headwax

Add style, body, control and versatility with the new Woody’s Quality Grooming Headwax. Perfect for any hair type, Headwax’s revolutionary formula takes the best ingredients from traditional pomades to create the ultimate styling pomade. Combined with Woody’s signature fragrance, Aloe, Ginger Root and Hemp Seed nourish hair, while giving it the utmost hold. A key ingredient in Headwax, Natural Beeswax allows for better style control than a petroleum-based wax. Shaping and reshaping hair becomes easier and less expensive by eliminating the need for additional product. 
Perfect for travel, Woody’s Quality Grooming Headwax comes in a 2oz. tin. Headwax will be available for $16.96 SRP at professional beauty supply stores nationwide in March, 2013.
About Woody’s Quality Grooming 
Woody’s Quality Grooming revives basic grooming techniques by offering authentic hair, shave and gift products, updated with essential ingredients and technologies for present-day performance. For more information, visit

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

Friday, March 29, 2013

Spa for Ma - Grand Giveaway $500 Value

Spa for Ma
Mother's Day Grand Giveaway

In honor of Mother’s Day, Focus on Hair (the blog) is thrilled to announce the Spa for Ma grand giveaway – A $500 retail value! These forever favorites include skin and body care as well as hair cleansing, conditioning and styling products and tools sure to give Mom the pampering she deserves.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New OPI Nail Hues for Spring '13

OPI GelColor Adds Glitter!

OPI Announces Two GelColor Kits for Long-Lasting, High-Shine Manicures in Minutes, now with Glitter in NEW Hues for Spring 2013.

OPI launches the first ever glitter gels in two new GelColor kits. The two sets feature 12 new shades in glossy, chip-free formulas, from the Euro Centrale collection for Spring/Summer 2013 and the Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful promotion. 

The Fashionistas kit includes six favorites from Euro Centrale, in shades ranging from vibrant periwinkle to gold. The Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful kit offers SoftShades and glitters in gel formulas inspired by the film, featuring glittery shades packed with white, gold and silvery iridescent confetti and soft neutrals in white, beige and pink. All GelColor shades are 100% gel and can be applied in minutes, for manicures and pedicures that last weeks.

“Since its launch, GelColor has grown to become a new standard for manicure durability and endurance. Now OPI is broadening what GelColor can do,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “OPI is so excited to launch the first ever glitter gels.”

Unlike a gel and polish hybrid, OPI’s formula is 100% gel, which maintains its luster longer than other color gels. GelColor is applied similar to traditional nail lacquer, then flash LED UV-cured in a total of four minutes per set (almost four times faster than standard gels). Salon application takes approximately 45 minutes from start-to-finish (including OPI’s exclusive nail prep) and is easily removed in 15 minutes with individual fingertip soak-off sleeves.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

CHI Ionic Color Protector System Trial Kit

CHI Ionic Color Protector System Trial Kit 

CHI haircare products have ionic and cationic hydration interlink technology. They are infused with a CHI 44 Ceramic thermal styling formula that helps strengthen and protect hair from daily use of thermal tools. CHI Thermal styling allows you to create multiple textures with outstanding style memory that can be regenerated. Positively charged silk molecules interlock into hair's natural structure to build strength and resilience and improve moisture and shine.

CHI Ionic Color Protector System Shampoo gently washes impurities from the hair without disrupting dye molecules. It is also sulfate and paraben free.

CHI Ionic Color Protector System Conditioner has a unique blend of proven color protecting ingredients that protects the integrity of hair color so it stays rich, strong, and vibrant. It is a paraben free moisturizing conditioner.

CHI Ionic Color Protector Leave-In-Treatment Masque is a weightless color-protective leave-in masque. It’s Formulated with Colorfinity Complex to seal hair cuticle and lock color deep inside while shielding hair from environmental and thermal stress that can damage color.

One lucky US winner will receive their own CHI Ionic Color Protector System Trial Kit. Enter below for a chance to win!
Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Number 4 Lumiere d’hiver Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil

The New Must-Have Beauty Staple
Number 4 Lumiere d’hiver Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil is ta lightweight, hair repair treatment serum with FluoroSiliconce that illuminates hair with time defying shine plus UV and humidity protection. Reduces blow dry time while dishing out dazzling results more brilliant than any red carpet glitterati. 

The Liquid Complex Culture, which now include the (FluoroSilicone) Fifth Element for dazzling shine, defines all of the Number 4 products and ensures nothing less than a hair miracle. They draw upon water—the spring of health and eternal youth. An advanced delivery system takes beneficial botanical ingredients and creates tiny molecules from that material to infuse unique anti-aging, strengthening, color preserving and purifying “I can’t believe I fit in this dress” results. 100% Vegan, Gluten Free, Sulfate/Sodium Chloride Free, Paraben Free! 

Directions: For all hair types. Distribute 1-2 pumps on damp hair. Style. Reapply to dry hair. 

For more information, please visit

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

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pretty Please - Long Hairstyle Trend

Pretty Please
Long Hair & Makeup Artistry 

Based in Southern California, Jennifer Scott Abernethy is a long hair specialist who knows what beauty is all about. 

“At some point in their lives,” states Jennifer, “women want long, luxurious hair that caresses their shoulders and spans down their back. It’s just a girly thing.” 

Jennifer knows that having these longer lengths, whether natural or added, comes with a fair amount of responsibility. Long hair typically requires more TLC than shorter lengths and takes more time, effort and even product and tools to make it look polished and put together.

Jennifer adds, “If women want these longer lengths, they really should put the time into it to be sure they are providing the proper care and feeding. Your hairdresser really is your best ally when it comes to hair care. Also, women should take advantage of all of the styling options available for their tresses. Healthy, well-kept lengths can be super versatile and it seems a shame not to take advantage of as many options as possible…especially with all of the fun, bodified styles we’re seeing today!” 

Before and After on Model Sara

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Gummy Hair Gels

Gummy Hair Gel by FONEX is the strongest holding hair gel on the market. It's ideal for creating extreme hair styles and structured hair shapes in even the most resistant hair textures. Available in three formulations, each is 100% alcohol free, making it flake-free, with an appealing fragrance and added shine for a sharp look all day long. 

To accommodate all hair types, the Keratin formulation was specifically designed to smooth coarse, curly, and frizzy hair that is hard to straighten, and it’s a perfect solution for hair that tends to react to humidity or heat. 

DIRECTIONS: Apply by hand to damp hair, shaping with fingers or comb to make desired look. Available at barbershops and beauty suppliers worldwide. For more information, 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, March 16, 2013

White Sands Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner

White Sands Launches Vegan Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner 

As 100% Vegan, Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner by White Sands is a sulfate, silicone, paraben, and cruelty free cleansing duo powered by Wheat and Silk Amino Acids. The line excels at moisturizing dry, damaged hair from the inside out, while providing superior hair color protection with each use.

White Sands Hydrating Shampoo will delicately cleanse and maintain an essential moisture balance for extremely dry, thirsty hair. Tresses that have become lifeless due to excessive styling and over processing will feel instantly revitalized and renewed. Easily erase the unwanted signs of frizz and cuticle stress, while improving hydration levels and strand strength.

White Sands Hydrating Conditioner is a light weight crème enriched with essential moisture to reverse the unwanted effects of extremely coarse, dry, and unruly hair. Soothe and nourish over stressed tresses to reveal amazingly smooth, soft, and silky locks. This ultra weightless formula will not weigh hair down while styling to create an irresistible look full of ultimate vigor and shine.

By correcting the hair’s internal moisture balance, White Sands Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner create a guard against humidity, creating the foundation for the perfect frizz free style. To further the pairs’ amazing results, Wheat Amino Acids promote moisture when applying hot tools, while Silk Amino Acids’ cationic and anionic properties create a positive charge to damaged hair fibers in order to polish tresses for high shine. How does White Sands Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner prevent color fading?
Color Intelligent: Ensures protection of color treated hair and neutralizes the oxidative radicals generated by daily UV exposure, sealing in a moisture balance to create instantly shiny and healthy hair without residue or build up.
Clear Micro Shield: Secures hair color and locks in a balanced, self-adjusting moisture rendering the hair weightless.

For more information about the White Sands line, please visit

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Olivia Garden Kerabrush Collection

Olivia Garden Kerabrush Collection 

Keratin straightening treatments can cost upwards of $600 depending upon the salon, hair length and how curly or kinky your hair is. Yikes! Protect your mini-investment, while maintaining your beautiful, new straight locks with Olivia Garden’s new Kerabrush Collection. 

The Kerabrush Collection offers four different brushes (3 round brushes and 1 double-vented) – each specifically made to style and care for straight hair. Featuring a stunning color combination of sea breeze blue and silver, each Kerabrush prolongs and preserves the life of your Keratin treatment and creates effortless, healthy and long-lasting hairstyles.


The Tournaline Ion Technology bristles minimize friction on Keratin-coated hair by gently gliding through when detangling, brushing or simply styling. No hot metal surfaces come in contact with hair which your stylist will tell you is a big no-no after a Keratin treatment. The ionic bristles also help hydrate the cuticle, add more shine and luster, and eliminate frizz and flyaways. In addition, each brush features anti-static properties, and has smooth ball-point tips that provide comfort to the hair and scalp. Large vents evenly distribute blow-dryer’s airflow leading to quicker dry time. 

The Double-Sided Vent Brush offers a unique combination of long bristles on one side and shorter bristles on the other. This provides the user with a tool that is great for both styling and detangling. The longer bristles are for longer locks; the shorter sides are for shorter styles, bangs and neck area. 

Each brush also features a unique snag-free ring, retractable sectioning pick, easy-grip ergonomic handle, lightweight body for effortless styling and a lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects.

The Kerabrush collection will be available first quarter 2013. For more information on these and all of Olivia Garden’s products, please visit

About Olivia Garden

For nearly four decades, Olivia Garden has been an industry leader in the beauty industry. With their professional-quality brushes, salon apparel, hair curlers and related accessories for salon professionals and consumers, alike, Olivia Garden products are sold worldwide at beauty salons and through an exclusive distributor network.

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

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hairtrition Macadamia Oil Damage Recovery Collection

Damage Control for Your Precious Strands

Zotos introduces new Hairtrition Macadamia Oil Damage Recovery collection for dry, damaged, problem hair! 

Zotos Professional’s ultra-nourishing Hairtrition hair care line supplies the essential nutrients lacking locks need to look their best. But seriously stressed tresses need extra-special treatment, which is why Zotos Professional has launched the newest addition to the Hairtrition family, the Macadamia Oil Damage Recovery collection. 

Comprised of three brand-new products, the line is made with natural macadamia oil to heal, nourish and repair even the most dry, damaged, problem hair, and reduce breakage by over 90%*. 

Macadamia Oil Damage Recovery Shampoo (10.1 oz) 
Gently cleanses damaged hair and instantly strengthens and reduces breakage. 

Macadamia Oil Damage Recovery Conditioner (10.1 oz) 
Deeply conditions, repairs and reduces breakage. 

Macadamia Oil Damage Recovery Healing Oil (4.2 oz) 
Provides intense nourishment to instantly repair hair in a lightweight, non-greasy formula that absorbs immediately and adds shine.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Matrix Biolage Colorcaretherapie Limited Edition Kit

Matrix Biolage Colorcaretherapie Delicatecare Limited-Edition Kit 

Lavish yourself in luxury with a complete collection of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand cream enriched with Biolage botanicals. Experience the value of Biolage beauty with natural ingredients and affordable luxury with this sulfate-free formula with acai and argan antioxidant complex.  This new system is gentle with paraben-and-silicone-free conditioners helps to fight fading and prolong color brilliance.

This 4-piece gift box includes: 10oz Strengthening Shampoo, 5.1oz Strengthening Conditioner, 1oz Nourishing Hand Cream, and 1oz Nourishing Body Wash Unisex. 

Delicate Care Shampoo -This sulfate-free formula with rich lather, preserves hair's natural lipid balance and color vibrancy.

Delicate Care Conditioner -This paraben-and-silicone-free formula lightly conditions and softens for silky manageability. Perfect for fine to normal hair types.

Nourishing Hand Cream -This luxurious cream, with a hydrating complex of Mango, Avocado and Sunflower Oil, helps restore skin's moisture barrier to keep hands soft, smooth and supple.

Nourishing Body Wash -This gentle, rich foaming body wash, with conditioning Mango Oil, leaves skin clean, refreshed and touchably soft.

Want to try it for yourself? One luck US winner will receive their own Matrix Biolage Colorcaretherapie Limited Edition Kit. Enter below:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Shimmer to COLOR.BUG Line

KEVIN.MURPHY introduces COLOR.BUG in new Shimmer hue, giving locks instantaneous golden bronze highlights with temporary hair color. Shimmer joins existing shades Pink, Purple, Orange, White, and Neon, which can be swiped onto hair for quick color application, then easily washed out.

“SHIMMER.BUG is an exciting new addition to the COLOR.BUG line,” explains Kevin Murphy, stylist and founder of KEVIN.MURPHY. “The golden bronze hue yields multi-dimensional highlights without the commitment of permanent color. From the outer coppery metallic packaging to the inner bronze pressed powder, everything about this new product shouts glam and glitz. For golden highlights on dark hair, or to add radiance to lighter or red tones, SHIMMER.BUG is quick and convenient. Simply wipe on, then wash out!”

To get the shimmer look, first apply product to hair; for more intense color, prep hair with a thicker paste product like UN.DRESSED, and for a lighter shade, use a spray like HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY. “Make sure your clothing is covered, and then use the color pad to rub powder onto completely dried hair,” adds Murphy. “Massage the product into your hair, shaking out any excess, to ensure that the color is spread evenly and no longer loose. Then shimmer the night away!”

SHIMMER.BUG is meant for onetime use and washes out with shampoo. Results will vary depending on hair color. For very blonde or chemically-dehydrated hair, use a deep conditioner before applying.

Watch how to apply here:

For more information about the line, please visit

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

Monday, March 4, 2013

Alterna Caviar AM/PM Repair Duo

Alterna Caviar AM/PM 

Repair Duo 
Alterna Caviar AM/PM Repair Duo provides the AM/PM regimen needed to rehabilitate hair that has suffered severe damage as a result of color, chemical processing or heat styling. Alterna Caviar AM/PM Repair Duo includes Photo-Age Defense is an everyday AM treatment for hair; Overnight Hair Rescue is a PM treatment for hair. 

Photo-Age Defense: A leave-in, protective hair shield that resurfaces strands, filling in gaps & tears while smoothing the hair cuticle. Refracts natural & artificial light including UVA/UVB rays, preventing & reversing the damaging effects of photo degradation. Restores hair to a healthy, youthful state.

Key product benefits are derived from the formula’s micro-emulsion beads. Micro-emulsion beads contain powerful technologies that activate when emulsified, locking in essential ingredients (fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and proteins) and locking out damaging light sources.

Overnight Hair Rescue: Overnight Hair RESCUE instantly penetrates deeply into hair, delivering vital nutrients for transformational results while you sleep. After just one use, awaken to silky, shiny hair that looks and feels remarkably stronger, healthier.

Micro-sized natural hair proteins and amino acids penetrate and repair hair from the inside. Bio-identical hair lipids restore shine and elasticity while positively charged ions impart softness.

Multi-vitamin complex strengthens and enhances the penetration of proteins. Specially blended moisturizing agents repair the damaged shaft and seal the cuticle for lasting results.

I found it at for $62.00.

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

Saturday, March 2, 2013

SGC Composite Combs for Heat Styling

InfraShine SGC Combs for Smooth Styling

Introducing the new InfraShine SGC Combs. Rated to withstand heat up to 500 degrees, they are ideal for use when flat ironing hair. The SGC composite, a unique combination of silicone, graphite and carbon, also creates negative ions, which makes for friction-free and static-resistant styling. These durable and highly polished combs glide easily through hair, providing control for absolute styling versatility.

InfraShine SGC Combs are available in two styles:

Reversible Cutting & Styling Comb offers a two-in-one tool for versatility. Use the widely spaced teeth for low-tension combing on thick, wavy or curly hair and the fine-toothed end to apply tension and control for precision cutting techniques. Retails for $12.50 (USD).

Pin Tail Comb provides fine-tooth spacing for backcombing or refined detail work. Perfect for wrapping perms, creating parts, weaving or smoothing foils, the metal pin tail makes this comb a very handy tool. Retails for $14.25 (USD).

For more information on the InfraShine SGC Combs, please call your local InfraShine retailer, distributor or visit

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