Friday, August 30, 2013

Get the Look - Hair Trend by Redken 5th Avenue

Steam Infusion by Redken - Get the Look!
Thanks to our friends at Redken for this fabulous Get the Look feature.

Step One: Prep hair with Diamond Oil Shampoo and Diamond Oil Conditioner

Step Two: Apply Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine to ends and blow-dry with a paddle brush.

Step Three: Spray Iron shape 11 finishing-thermal-spray through hair then follow with a straight iron.


DIAMOND OIL SHAMPOO
Diamond Oil Shampoo hair care for dull, damaged hair. Rich foam cleanser strengthens hair to prevent breakage and hair fall while boosting smoothness & shine.

DIAMOND OIL CONDITIONER
Diamond Oil Conditioner hair care by Redken. Essential oils moisturize, protect & detangle hair while reducing hair breakage & boosting high-shine & softness.

DIAMOND OIL DIAMOND OIL SHATTERPROOF SHINE
Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine hair oil is a concentrated leave-in hair care by Redken. Strengthens & reinforces for smoother, shinier hair while protecting from breakage. 

IRON SHAPE 11 - FINISHING THERMAL SPRAY
Hair spray protects hair from heat up to 450 degrees. Protectant for use with flat and curling irons. Mist on damp or dry hair of any type before using any heat tool. For all day style hold finish with control addict 28 high control hairspray. 

For more information or to find a salon near you that carries the line, please visit: http://www.redken.com/ and plug your zip code into the salon locator!

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

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lice Repellent Options by Babo Botanicals


Babo Botanicals Lice Repellent Shampoo & Conditioner
From Panic to Peace of Mind

It’s that time of the year again…Back to school! This sudden amount of close contact with other kids can mean breakouts of head lice for schools and families alike!

It’s a problem in the United States that is getting worse, in fact there are between six and twelve million cases annually. It translates to hours spent laundering lice-infested bed sheets, blankets, clothes, and stuffed animals, missed school days for children, missed work days for parents, and countless dollars being spent on treatments that may or may not be effective.

In the past, there have been two main ways to treat lice after they appear. One is to use pharmacy shampoos, the majority of which are laden with chemicals that can irritate the skin and damage hair follicles, and prove less effective as lice become more resistant to them. Some studies have even suggested that these chemicals may, in fact, be carcinogenic…YIKES! The other treatment is to painstakingly remove lice and their nits (eggs) by hand using a special comb, a process that takes time and patience and often needs repeating.

Our friends at Babo Botanicals suggest taking the upper hand and discouraging head lice before they appear. This is done much in the same way we protect our children from sunburn or bug bites…prevention!

Babo Botanicals Rosemary Tea Tree Lice Repel Shampoo and Babo Botanicals Lice Repellent Spray both feature a unique blend of rosemary, mint, and tea tree oil to provide a safer, all-natural alternative to harsh chemicals. This pesticide-free, additive-free mix naturally repels lice while cleansing and conditioning hair with pure botanical ingredients.

For best results in detouring head lice, use Babo Botanicals Rosemary Tea Tree Lice Repel Shampoo and then mist on the Babo Botanicals Lice Repellent Spray. During a breakout at school, use the lice comb two times a week to ensure that there are no eggs in your child's hair.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil

Luxuriously Light Gold Lust by Oribe

Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil absorbs instantly to restore hair to its prime. Infused with a rich blend of jasmine, edelweiss flower, lychee, sandalwood, cassis, bergamot, and argan extracts, each protective drop penetrates the hair to deeply condition, strengthen and smooth—imparting intense nourishment and incredible shine. 


Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil works wonders on dry, damaged and color-treated hair by adding high shine and silkiness while detangling and reducing frizz. It penetrates the hair shaft to help restore, strengthen and condition even the most damaged locks and helps prevent damage, protecting hair without weighing it down. Formulated without sodium chloride, it's color and keratin treatment safe. 

To use, simply apply throughout damp hair. Add to ends after styling for extra luster, conditioning and frizz control.


http://www.oribe.com

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

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Morning After Kit - Blowout Saver!


DryBar The Morning After Kit 



Introducing DryBar The Morning After Kit -A dry shampoo and comfy shower cap for prolonging your blowout. What a brilliant idea!

Protect your style with this shower cap and extend your blowout for a few extra days with the dry shampoo. The terry cloth keeps out moisture while you bathe and the cotton-lined elastic wears comfortably secure. The rejuvenating dry shampoo absorbs excess oil and adds body to hair between washes. Lightweight and easy to use, the shampoo’s micro powder blends in with hair color, leaving no white residue behind. 

This set contains:

  • 3.5 oz Detox Dry Shampoo 
  • The Morning After Shower Cap
Suggested Usage:
Detox Dry Shampoo: 
-Shake very well. 
-Use on dirty/oily hair at the roots. 
-Spray one to two inches away from scalp. 
-Gently rub in with fingers. 
-Can also be used to lift tired, flat roots and give additional texture and grip to limp hair. 



For $35, I found it here: http://www.sephora.com/the-morning-after-kit-P382076?skuId=1561026.

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Curl Defining Cream by Amika

Amika Obliphica Curl Defining Cream
The Curl Defining Cream by Amika is especially formulated for curly hair. It provides conditioning and smooth separation without weighing hair down. 

Obliphica oil or sea buck thorn berry is known for its regenerative and toning properties, nourishing the hair follicle and restoring hairs' natural moisture. Enriched with Moroccan argan oil and pro-Vitamin B5, this curl cream can be applied to either wet or dry hair. 

Features
  • Easy to dispense pump
  • Concentration of obliphica oil
  • Regenerates and tones hair follicle
  • Provides conditioning and smooth separation of curls
  • Does not weigh curls down
  • Restores hairs' natural moisture and balance
  • Enriched with Moroccan argan oil and pro-vitamin B5
  • Made in Israel
  • Light pleasant fragrance
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Not tested on animals
Directions: Apply on the palm of the hand and massage or scrunch through wet or dry hair.

To buy online, please visit www.loveamika.com.

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

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Olivia Garden Unveils Double Clip

Clip This!


Announcing a unique, new styling tool that not only helps save time but is perfect for styling, coloring and curling: Double Clip.


This amazing multi-tasker allows you to hold multiple hair sections with just one clip. You can now section your hair in half the time, while using fewer clips. Whether cutting, coloring, straightening, blow-drying or curling, Double Clip is the perfect tool to add to your haircare arsenal.

Double Clip features a unique blend of carbon and fiberglass making it lightweight, very durable and anti-bacterial. The high quality stainless steel spring on the clip gives a strong hold, securing hair in place. Clips are available in a stylish color combination of lime green, fuchsia and purple.

Double Clip is also ideal for many different curling techniques - both traditional and new, including dry-set pin curls. Discover all of the possibilities that Double Clip offers by watching Olivia Garden’s how-to videos by visiting www.oliviagarden.com

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Defy Aging with YOUNG.AGAIN by KEVIN.MURPHY


New Anti-Aging Products by KEVIN.MURPHY 

KEVIN.MURPHY as launched three new YOUNG.AGAIN products formulated with antioxidants, fruit/flower extracts and essential oils to combat the ageing process of hair. Featuring a WASH, RINSE and MASQUE, this trio is designed to renew dry, damaged or brittle hair.

The YOUNG.AGAIN range is a three-part system to address the e≠ects of ageing on the hair. Essentially the process is a simple one: prep and cleanse the hair via the WASH, deliver the ingredients via the MASQUE, and then lock the cuticle down via the RINSE.

The YOUNG.AGAIN range is driven by Bioflavonoids from Berries and Citrus, 20 Essential Amino acids, Baobab Seed Oil and Immortelle Essential oil chosen for their moisturising abilities and the ability to bring back elasticity.

The line’s anti-aging formula contains key ingredients such as:

  • Fruit extracts from the Australian rain forest, proven to flourish despite harsh climatic conditions, to provide vitamins and essential fatty acids 
  • Baobab seed oil for moisture, elasticity and tone 
  • Orchid flower extract rich in proteins to reinforce hair strength & hydrate 
  • Immortelle to regenerate hair 
  • Lotus flower extract to protect hair from moisture loss 
  • Kakadu plum extracts to repair damaged hair 
  • Phospholipids to create a skin-like barrier along the hair cuticle, locking in moisture 
  • Bamboo extracts to add natural shine and luster 
All KEVIN.MURPHY products are biodegradable, paraben-free and sulfate-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.

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. 

YOUNG.AGAIN WASH, RINSE and MASQUE is available in salons for $35.00 suggested retail (WASH and RINSE) and $49 (MASQUE). For more information on KEVIN.MURPHY or to find a local retailer, please visitwww.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 and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Hair Trends - 3X Style for Short Hair


Thrice - 3X the Style 


Carter T. Lund of A Carter T. Lund Salon of Austin, Texas is showing off some bold new short cuts with ultra-rich color and precision geometric shapes. Known for creating cutting edge short hairstyles, this Framesi Italian Style Team member adds his signature touches with absolute precision and unique color statements.

Brittani came in to the salon with shoulder length, medium density, coarse hair that was pre-colored to a dark brown. Using a color blocking technique, Carter created a red violet foundation with golden coppery blocks that accent the shape of the cut. For the cut itself, Carter applied a blunt edge at the shoulders and then added diamond layering for a shaggy feel and a very strong, carved-out fringe. 


For a smooth look, Framesi Identity Hair Force was cocktailed with Framesi Serum (for color treated hair), and applied from scalp to ends. Carter blow-dried the hair straight with a paddle brush and then smoothed a flat iron through for a sleek finish. A few drops of Framesi Argan Oil were smoothed over the surface to seal in the style. 

By merely moving strands around, roughing up the texture with his hands, a small about of piecing through the hair leaves a tousled finish.


For a curly take, Carter worked in Framesi BY Strong Mousse and Identity XS TWIST and re-dried with a round brush, lifting up on top for volume. Larger sections were bumped in alternating directions with an extra large iron and then Framesi Identity X-Pand Fibrous Pomade was worked through, finger styling the large bends into place.


Credits:
A Carter T. Lund Salon – Austin, TX
Hair: Carter T. Lund
Makeup: Jaime Queenin
Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual

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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 and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Thermal Styling Spray

Lead Hairstylist on FOX's The Real Daytime Talk Show Praises White Sands


FOX's daily talk show The Real starring Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley, is making waves as it continues its summer run. Department Head of Hair, Araxi Lindsey, shares her tips below for how she organizes the styles for the entire show including these five celebrity hosts and their guests. And her product line of choice for a show full of glamorous ladies? White Sands Hair Care!

"I am responsible for styling most talent and celebrities that are guests on our show," says Lindsay.  "A few celebs I have styled include Christina Milian, Duane Martin & Tisha Campbell-Martin, Cassie Scerbo, Shanola Hampton, Kim Fields, and Caroline Manzo."



She continues, "Timing and consistency are very important during the taping of our show. We normally have 45 minutes to an hour to style their hair."

"Great products are very important when creating the perfect style. One of my favorite styling tools is White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Thermal Styling Spray. Thermal spray allows me to create movement while keeping the style in place. I usually spritz the product just before curling and after flat ironing. My celebrity clients love the non-sticky feel of their curls and the natural shine that occurs when used with heat. White Sands is a must-have for me especially when working on a show that's full of ladies and glamour."

To check this wonder spray out for yourself, please visit http://www.whitesandsproducts.com/.

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

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Farouk Systems Launches BioSilk Color Therapy Line


Protect Color with the 
Miracle of Silk 
Introducing BioSilk Color Therapy, the second line in the new BioSilk Therapy Collection, set to hit shelves in September 2013. With Miss Universe South Africa 2012 Melinda Bam as the face, Color Therapy celebrates highlighted, lightened and color-treated hair by offering a multi-step regimen to protect, enhance and revitalize strands.

The line includes a sulfate-free shampoo for all hair types; sulfate-free, violet-based shampoo for blondes; moisturizing conditioner; maracuja oil infused leave-in treatment; and reparative intensive masque.

BioSilk Color Therapy is based on a proprietary blend called VibraRiche®, which prolongs the radiance and intensity of color while enhancing the overall luster and shine. Since VibraRiche contains positively charged ions that are substantive to the hair, it leaves strands feeling soft, nourished and completely conditioned, all while sharpening the color of the hair.

All Color Therapy products are enriched with a strengthening and reparative bamboo and gooseberry extract blend, rich in Vitamin-C, antioxidants, and anti-aging properties. This powerful combination is further enhanced with a botanical red tea extract, rooibos, which offers essential nutrients and antioxidants to keep hair color vibrant and protect from color loss.

As with all BioSilk products, each formula in the line is infused with silk proteins which penetrate deep into the hair fiber to reconstruct damaged areas and replenish depleted nutrients. The lightweight triangular molecular structure provides three-dimensional shine without weighing hair down.

The fragrance is represented by top notes of crisp bergamot, orange and green, while the middle is composed of delicate jasmine, cyclamen and rosewood, over a base of hypnotic musk and cedarwood.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

OPI Launches NEW Designer Series Lacquers

New Designer Series Lacquers by OPI

This fall, OPI adds DS Raw Granite, two new granite-inspired hues – DS Pewter and DS Lapis – to the Designer Series by OPI collection. Featuring a matte textured finish with mineral-like reflections, each Designer Series Raw Granite lacquer formula offers subtle sheen with a sparkle finish.

DS Pewter, a matte textured metallic with deep silver ore, will launch simultaneously with DS Lapis, a deep sapphire blue with a textured matte finish. Designer Series by OPI offers a mosaic of 11 glistening shades and a high-shine top coat, including these two new stunning hues. DS Pewter and DS Lapis can be used without DS Top Coat to achieve an alternate matte look.


DS Pewter and DS Lapis will be available beginning September 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $12.50 ($14.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

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

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hairstyle Trend - Curl Makes a Comeback


Sizzling Summer Curly Coif 

Looking for a sunny new look to work with the carefree days of summer? Check out this curly coif by Salon Kavi in San Mateo, California. The perfect sundress-topping 'do that can be dressed up for night or undone for day.

The new look in progress...

Sarah’s hair is naturally curly, but the length weighed down the texture and the coils never showed. She also had a natural dark blonde hue, which had never been colored before and was looking dull.

Wanting to give Sarah an all-over lighter look, colorist Victoria Pelaez applied a series of fine highlights, alternating two shades of medium golden and light blonde. The end result is a soft baby blonde that displays a sense of innocence.
Stylist Maria Montilla took the length up the back with a slight A-line in front leaving a shoulder-touching look. She added tons of layers for body and to help set free the natural curl. Very blunt bangs were added with rounded length in the corners to draw attention to Sarah’s stunning eyes. 

Moroccan Oil and Moroccan Curl Cream were mixed together and applied onto Sarah’s towel-dried hair. The length was combed through to distribute the product evenly. A few drops of just the Moroccan Oil were run through the bangs and then a round brush was used while blow-drying to smooth the fringe into place. Sections of the rest of the hair were twirled around Maria’s finger to help activate the curl and then were scrunched while diffuse-drying. Once completely dry, small sections were detailed with a ¾-inch curling iron before misting with K√©rastase Double Force to finish. 

Credits:
Salon Kavi – San Mateo, CA
Color: Victoria Pelaez
Cut / Style: Maria Montilla
Makeup: Victoria Pelaez-Pintal
Wardrobe: Urbanization of San Carlos
Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual

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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 and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Zotos Hairspray Addict




Addicted to Style?
No matter what your style craving, let Hairspray Addict by Zotos provide satisfaction. 

Hairspray Addict
 Volume & Control Hairspray

Hairspray Addict Volume & Control Hairspray offers an instant freeze fix with 24-hour heavy-duty hold, control and an extreme volume boost. It features 72-hour humidity blocker and offers maximum hold and control while increasing volume by 2X. Infused with an alluring Moon Flower and Peach fragrance. Hairspray Addict Volume & Control Hairspray is ideal for people looking for dramatic volume and a maximum hold finish.

Hairspray Addict
 Smoothing & Anti-Frizz Hairspray

Hairspray Addict Smoothing & Anti-Frizz Hairspray is an ultra-fine, smoothing, anti-static, long-lasting spray that de-frizzes and keeps your lovely locks on lock down even in high humidity. It features a 72-Hour humidity blocker and offers a smoothing and anti-frizz dual power benefit, keeping your hair frizz-free for three days or until your next shampoo. Infused with a delicate Wild Plum & French Violet fragrance, Hairspray Addict Smoothing & Anti-Frizz Hairspray is ideal for hairspray users looking for a high hold, smooth, frizz-free finish.

Hairspray Addict
 Color Brightening & Shine Hairspray

Hairspray Addict Color Brightening & Shine Hairspray is a high shine, firm hold spray that dramatically enhances color vibrancy. It features 72 Hour Humidity Blocker and offers a firm hold with high shine, making your hair 2X more radiant. Infused with a refreshing Sparkling Citrus fragrance, Hairspray Addict Color Brightening & Shine is ideal for those who color their hair and crave a long-lasting, firm hold, high shine finish.

Find yours at zotos.com.


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