Friday, May 31, 2013

Mineral Fusion Lasting Color


Lasting Color Shampoo & Conditioner
Boost the longevity of color-treated hair with Mineral Fusion's Lasting Color Shampoo & Conditioner.

LASTING COLOR SHAMPOO


To combat fade-promoting elements, Mineral Fusion Lasting Color Shampoo provides extra-gentle cleansers and mineral-rich clay to remove impurities without stripping color.
 Zinc Oxide helps block the sun's rays and defend against color fading. Copper, Manganese, and Iron help nourish and protect the hair and scalp while Panthenol and Vitamin E enhance shine.

LASTING COLOR CONDITIONER


To combat fade-promoting elements, Mineral Fusion Lasting Color Conditioner provides botanical emollients to boost shine and detangle hair.
 Zinc Oxide helps block the sun's rays defending color against fading. Copper, Manganese, and Iron to help nourish and protect strands and scalp.
 Panthenol and Vitamin E add healthy luster and shine.

For more information, please visit http://mineralfusion.com.


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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Facial Masks by SheaMoisture


SheaMoisture’s NEW Facial Masks

Give dull, dry skin the boot, while giving it a boost of instant vitality with SheaMoisture’s NEW, all-natural and organic Facial Masks.  Uncover healthier skin that is refreshed, tighter and radiant after just one use.

Choose from two of SheaMoisture’s most popular “flavors:”

Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Mask – Improve skin’s radiance with enzymatic Hibiscus Flower and Songyi Mushroom extracts with this moisturizing mask. A blend of mineral-rich clays promotes the elimination of impurities, softens and detoxifies dull complexions. Coconut Oil and Shea Butter hydrate, protect against moisture loss and promote a healthy, youthful glow.

Raw Shea Butter Facial Mask – Features a unique blend of organic Raw Shea Butter and mineral-rich clays to purify and soften, while improving skin’s vivacity. This non-drying mask gently clarifies skin while intensely hydrating and promoting moisture rebalancing in dry or aging skin. Therapeutic extracts of Frankincense, Myrrh and anti-oxidant Vitamin E boost skin’s rejuvenation.

To use: apply to clean, dry skin once or twice a week as needed. Allow to set for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Avoid eye area. Pat skin dry prior to applying moisturizer.

Each Facial Mask has a suggested retail price of $9.99 (for 4 ounce size jar) and is available at select Target stores nationwide.

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

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Dancing with the Stars Finale - Get the Look!


Get Brooke Burke Charvet's Hairstyle


 

Celebrity hairstylist Jonathan Hanousek spills how he created Brooke Burke Charvet's look for the finals of Dancing with the Stars. 

Inspired by her dramatic Michael Costello gown, Hanousek created a pompadour faux hawk with an oblong braided chignon to help balance the strong shoulders and textures of the dress. First he layered Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray and White Sands UnderCover Styling Spray on damp hair. 

  

From the outside corners of the eyes, he made two clean parts back to the crown and pinned the section out of the way. Then, 
Hanousek blow dried the rest of the hair with a medium round brush to create a smooth finish.


He took the sides of the hair and gathered it into a ponytail in the back, fastening with a small rubber band. Flay aways were cleaned up using a fine tooth tail comb and White Sands Infinity Hairspray.


Using a small round brush, Hanousek blow dried the top of the hair concentrating on lifting the roots for volume. A few pumps of Moroccan Oil Glimmer Shine Spray was misted on all over to smooth and add shine.Using his fingers and the blow dryer, he pushed the hair up and towards the center to create the pomp. A few pumps of the White Sands Infinity Hairspray over the top holds the shape.


   

Next he placed crisscross bobby pins down the center of the pomp and rolled one side over to conceal, fastening with invisible hairpins. "At this point," says Hanousek, "think loose French twist and look in the mirror and adjust the shape that’s best for your face. It’s best if it is not too symmetrical, as it will look more interesting."

He let the rest of the hair cover the first ponytail, fastening with a couple pins. Then, he gathered all the remaining hair and created a single braid. 
Hanousek twisted the braid up, tucked in the ends and fastened with bobby and invisible hair pins, locking everything in place with White Sands Stuck Up Mega Hold Hairspray. Viola! A pretty Pomp with dance-all-night hold!

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

Friday, May 24, 2013

Sebastian Professional Shaper

Shaper Spray Makes a Comeback!

A top-selling professional hair spray for more than 26 years, Sebastian Professional Shaper has been a favorite with salon professionals, clients, celebrity stylists and their high profile clientele. Because of this demand, Sebastian is re-launching both the Sebastian Shaper and Shaper Plus formulas.

Shaper is a staple on the Red Carpet and in green rooms as well as in salon worldwide. Celebrity fans of Shaper include Lily Collins, Amanda Seyfried and Michelle Williams.

To get yours, please visit sebastianprofessional.com for a distributor (pro) or retailer (consumer) near you.

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Treatment


Prep Strands for Seriously Sexy Hair

Brimming with Vitamin B3 (Niacin) and Botanical Extracts of Horsetail, Lemongrass, Chamomile and Nettle, Big Sexy Hair's Volumizing Treatment is deep conditioning at its finest. It’s formulated to nourish and replenish fine hair without weighing it down. With its “style primed” formula, the Color Safe Volumizing Treatment prepares hair to better receive styling aids, creating the perfect, conditioned canvas to work with.

Use after shampooing with Big Sexy Hair’s Color Safe Volumizing Shampoo or Color Safe Extra Volumizing Shampoo, to create hair that is soft and conditioned without the weight of a heavy treatment. Humectant properties help maintain the proper moisture balance in the hair which reduces static and prevents frizz.

For information visit www.sexyhair.com.

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

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Oval Curls with Sultra Bombshell

Sultra Bombshell Oval Curling Iron

Wrap. Release. Repeat!


With a unique oval-shaped barrel, The Bombshell Oval creates bouncy, zigzag curls with a modern twist plus tons of root volume. This iron features the highest quality Japanese Kyocera® Ceramic Heater Technology that mends and defends your hair while you style with constant 360°F heat. Perfect for color-treated, dry, or damaged hair, this iron creates bouncy curls while smoothing the cuticle and locking in your look. Added bonuses: Rapid Heat-Up, Auto Shut-Off, Universal Voltage and a 2-year warranty. 

Suggested Usage:
 Wrap one-inch sections of hair around The Bombshell Oval. Hold for five seconds.
 Release the hair from the rod barrel, but allow the curl to cool in the palm of your hand before releasing completely.
-Repeat throughout the rest of your hair until the look is complete. 

Retails for $130 

http://www.sultra.com/ 



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

Friday, May 17, 2013

Weightless Styling Gelee by Aloxxi


Aloxxi Weightless Styling Gelee 

For perfect body, control and shine. Blow-dry lifeless hair into voluminous body and volume. This weightless gelee protects the hair from unwanted frizz and leaves your hair with a light shine. A proprietary blend of 10 anti-oxidant extracts help to protect your hair from the sun and prevent UV damage. To use, simply a small amount into palm of hand, comb through damp hair and blow dry.  

Aloxxi offers a complete collection of high-performance products to enhance salon services and improve the look and health of your hair. At Aloxxi protecting the color and preserving the health of the hair is paramount. ColourCare formulas are free of sulfates, sodium chlorides, and parabens and feature a unique blend of 10 botanical extracts that extend the life of your color and maintain the health of the hair at home.

I found it for $19.99 at  http://www.sleekhair.com  and 
http://www.haircarechoices.com.

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

ENJOY Mane Man Style'n Giveaway


The Ultimate Gift for Dad

Give Dad the gift of ultimate style this Father's Day with ENJOY Mane Man Style'n Giveaway. This eight-piece prize package valued at $168.92 consists of a full-size sampling of ENJOY professional Hair Care's styling gels, serum, paste, wax and cream along with their signature Sulfate-Free Shampoo for a sudsy clean. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

SUPER.GOO by KEVIN.MURPHY


KEVIN.MURPHY Introduces New SUPER.GOO for a Rubbery Finish

KEVIN.MURPHY redefines bouncy hair with the launch of new styling product SUPER.GOO. With a flexible but firm hold, this rubbery gel gives hair a chunky, separated finish. The no-flake formula contains Green Tea, Bamboo and Nettle Extracts that allow hair to be molded into distinct looks that last all day.

“SUPER.GOO is an exciting new addition to our current lineup of styling products,” explains Kevin Murphy, stylist and founder of KEVIN.MURPHY. “The unique texture has a rubber-like finish that works with both slick hair and styles that require strong hold with separation. The final look definitely has a ‘certain bounce’ that sets SUPER.GOO apart from other styling gels. Best of all, hair won’t lose style or shape thanks to the firm hold formula.”

All KEVIN.MURPHY products are biodegradable, paraben-free and sulphate-free and contain essential oils that act as bio-catalysts, performing natural regenerative, moisturizing and strengthening functions. The range is based upon an environmentally friendly Australian philosophy, and all packaging is 100% recyclable. In 2011, founder Kevin Murphy was selected as a Climate Connector for Al Gore’s non-profit,

The Climate Reality Project. Murphy works within the stylist and hairdresser community to educate the industry on reducing its carbon footprint and the e≠ects of climate change. In 2012, the brand was given the PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) seal of approval as a cruelty-free company that does not harm or test on animals.

KEVIN.MURPHY is a fashion-focused range of professional hair care products conceived in the world of session styling. The company’s mission is to share cutting edge style via modern technology – straight from the runways of the world to the salon floor, from hair artisan to consumer. SUPER.GOO will be available May/June 2013 in salons for $22.00 suggested retail. For more information on KEVIN.MURPHY or to find a local retailer, please visit www.KevinMurphy.com.au.


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

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Hair Brush Guide App by Olivia Garden

The Hair Brush Guide App


Not sure which type of brush you should be using on your hair? Olivia Garden, a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialized beauty tools available for salon professionals and consumers, alike, has launched a free, new App that allows you to find the right brush that matches your hair’s length, type, texture or desired style in just a few clicks.

The Olivia Garden Hair Brush Guide App is a first of its kind, and is available in HD on iPhones, iPads and Androids.

To use, simply download the App to your device. The first prompt will ask you your hair type: Straight, Wavy or Curly. Using Curly hair as an example, the next prompt will inquire about your hair’s thickness: Thick/Coarse, Regular or Fine. After entering your choice (using Thick/Coarse as the example), you will be asked about your hair length: Short (up to ear), Medium (ear to shoulder) or Long (below shoulder). The next prompt asks for your desired style: Straight, Volume/Soft Curls, Updo, Detangling or Touch-Up. The final prompt will give you the suggested Olivia Garden brush based on your input.

“We are excited to launch our new Hair Brush Guide App,” said Anne Maza, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Olivia Garden. “This revolutionary App makes it easy for consumers to identify the brush that is ideal for their specific hair type and desired hair style. It takes the guess work out of picking the number one must-have tool in your beauty arsenal.”

For IPHONES:
https://itunes.apple.com/mt/app/hair-brush-guide/id583493158?mt=8

for IPADS:
https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/hair-brush-guide-hd-edition/id591527496?mt=8

For Androids:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oliviagarden.hbg&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5vbGl2aWFnYXJkZW4uaGJnIl0.

For more information, please visit www.oliviagarden.com or call 800-922-2301.

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. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bio Follicle Lemon Grass & Sage

Bio Follicle Vegan Aromatherapy Lemon Grass & Sage Shampoo and Conditioner



Bio Follicle™ is proud to announce the launch of their premium Sulfate-Free, Cruelty Free (Leaping Bunny Approval) and Vegan Aromatherapy Lemon Grass & Sage Shampoo & Conditioner.

Formulated as herbal cleansing science, this100% plant derived duo provides your hair and scalp with the optimum benefits of natural botanicals, rejuvenating all hair types. Enhanced by essential oils, lemon grass and sage were chosen for their ability to bring the hair and scalp in harmonious balance with nature by balancing oil productionand normalizing both dry and oily hair.

Lemon Grass & Sage Shampoo enhances circulation and supports the health of the hair and scalp on a cellular level. It strengthens hair follicles to create beautiful, smooth hair full of health and radiance. Scented and enhanced with this exclusive blend of pure antioxidant-rich therapeutic-grade essential oils of lemongrass and sage plus vetiver, the shampoo offers a clean, slightly spicy and invigorating effect on the scalp. This synergy provides a complete aromatherapy experience, resulting in beautiful, smooth hair in harmony with nature.

Bio Follicle™ Lemon Grass & Sage Conditioner is also plant derived with pure therapeutic-grade essential oils of lemongrass & sage. Its fresh clean fragrance is a perfectly balanced mixture of these oils in a conditioner while repairing damaged hair, providing body and nourishment in a complete antioxidant-rich aromatherapy experience.

Shampoo: $22.00, 8oz Conditioner: $25.00, 8oz

For more information visit www.biofollicle.com or call 800-481-4546.
Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article. I have no affiliation to any of these brands mentioned. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bohemian Bridal Makeup Kit by Mirabella


Mirabella Bride Releases New Bohemian Bridal Makeup Kit

Mirabella Bride announces the launch of the new Bohemian bridal makeup kit for spring! This kit includes everything needed to effortlessly create a bohemian bridal look, with seven assorted products for eyes, lip and cheek.

“Mirabella Bride was created to eliminate the guesswork when it comes to applying wedding day makeup,” explains Amber Bowen, Mirabella Creative Director. “For a free spirited bride, the new Bohemian kit includes makeup in warm pink, peach and brown hues for a soft look that will emphasize features naturally. Each kit also contains a face chart showing where to apply makeup, step-by-step application tips and a QR code linking to artistry video – all perfect for DIY makeup.”

Bohemian Bride features eye shadows and liner designed to create a neutral yet defined eye. The Eye Colour palette – offering eye shadows in D├ęcor, Semiformal, Bark and Sienna – can be used for flawless, long-lasting looks with smooth color. Twig Eye Definer, in a rich brown hue, lines the eyes with fine, precise lines to make eyes pop. For cheeks, the Bohemian kit includes the Blissful Blush Colour Duo, with two complementary, mineral-based hues designed to deliver pure color evenly, while giving cheeks a radiant glow.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Electric Intensive Treatment Masque


The Ultimate Richness & Hydration

Introducing Electric Intensive Treatment Masque! Cocoon your hair in this nourishing masque, full of moisturizing lipids and vegetable proteins, for supremely smooth and glossy results. Designed to be light on your hair, this conditioning treatment with coconut, olive and wheat germ oils encapsulates the hair shaft to lock in moisture. Forms a protective film that keeps the cuticle well hydrated without feeling heavy afterwards.

Directions
Use every 7 to 10 days as the ultimate home ritual. Apply an almond-sized amount to wet hair and massage in with finger tips and thumbs, focusing on the mid lengths and ends. For best results, leave on for 10 minutes then rinse out thoroughly. Or why not apply the masque as a treat while in the bath? The heat coming up from the water will enhance its effect.

I found it at Folica.com for $38.

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