Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Klorane Mask with Desert Date

Moisturize & Repair with Klorane Mask 

Klorane's deep-conditioning treatment mask repairs and softens very dry, damaged and brittle hair. This paraben-free, silicone-free formula strengthens keratin and restructures the hair for a total repairing action.

Desert date palm extract works to regenerate dehydrated and devitalized hair. This remarkable tree has an exceptional ability to optimize the limited resources from its environment to use its own nutrients to stay healthy for months. Klorane chose the Balanites aegyptiaca L. species for its high concentration of fatty acids and proteins that gives it its repairing properties.

To use, simply apply on damp hair after removing excess water on hair lengths and on ends. Leave on for 5 minutes, comb through and rinse. For an enhanced action, leave on the hair for 20 minutes, wrapping hair in a warm towel.

kloraneusa.com



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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Spun Shine Gloss Shine Gel Cream by Goldwell

Goldwell Spun Shine Gloss Shine Cream

Goldwell Spun Shine Gloss Shine Gel Cream is an alcohol-free lightweight gel cream. It provides hair with feather-light body for natural styles loaded with thread-like fibers for a radiant shine finish. Spun Shine is an ideal styling product to use for fine hair! With added color protection, the weightless gel cream provides a shimmering finish with soft control. Styles hold in place within one minute.

To use, simply a small amount onto fingertips and work through dry hair. Style as desired.


www.goldwell-northamerica.com/


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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Keratin Complex Color Care Moisture Masque

Keratin Complex Color Care Moisture Masque is the newest addition to the Color Care family. Packed with strengthening and nourishing nutrients, this deep conditioning formula delivers much-needed hydration and leaves the hair feeling soft and silky. Deeply hydrating olive oil extract conditions to restore healthy texture to dry, damaged and color-treated hair. 


Features:
  • Delivers healthy moisture for vibrant color results 
  • Keratin strengthens and improves the hair's resilience 
  • Antioxidant-rich olive oil extract hydrates and conditions to restore softness and manageability 
  • Ideal for daily deep conditioning on all hair types 
  • Free of parabens, sulfates and sodium chloride


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Monday, December 23, 2013

Daily Smoothing Cream by Keratherapy

Keratherapy Daily Smoothing Cream

We all know that blow-drying is tough on hair, but what if your blow-dryer could actually help bring your dull, dry hair back to brilliant, shiny life?

Heat-activated Keratin-Infused Daily Smoothing Cream is like a mini-keratin treatment in a bottle that anyone can use. Packed with the smoothing power of amino acids and the hair-repairing action of pure keratin, your hair will immediately become hydrated and shiny – hair women will envy and men will long to touch. 


Keratherapy Daily Smoothing Cream Styling Application



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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fresh Ginger Kit by Inoar


Inoar Fresh Ginger Kit 

The Fresh Ginger Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-in are perfect for those who struggle with oily hair no matter how often it is washed. Its formula contains a delicious Ginger aroma with a refreshing touch that prolongs the sensation of lightness for much longer- protecting, treating, and hydrating the hair. This dynamic trio will tame excessive oil while providing an invigorating burst of freshness, ensuring a beautiful head of hair that feels and smells extraordinarily clean.

inoarprofessional.com



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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Turbo IONIC Galaxy Salon Dryer by Hot Tools

Turbo IONIC Galaxy Salon Dryer 


The Turbo IONIC Galaxy Salon Dryer offers a newly designed and engineered lightweight motor for quiet operation and maximum airflow. It offers energy efficient use without compromising airflow.

Weighing about a pound, this professional use dryer offers a unique swivel action, which allows you to change airflow direction without flexing your wrist. Multi-level heat and airflow settings provide many drying and styling options while the cool shot button helps seal in the style. The dryer also comes with a narrow concentrator and diffuser attachments and offers an 8-foot rounded cord, safety plug and hanging ring.

Hottools.com



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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Shimmer & Shine - Trends for the Holidays

KEVIN.MURPHY Shimmers & Shines

One of the hottest hair trends to walk the runway for Spring 2014 at New York Fashion Week was gold detailing, as seen at Jason Wu, Elie Saab, Lela Rose, Dries Van Noten and Dior. For a wearable take on this high fashion look, KEVIN.MURPHY stylist and founder Kevin Murphy suggests using SHIMMER.SHINE, a repairing shine mist, or SHIMMER.BUG, a temporary color hair shadow.

“Adding gold detail to your hair with styling products is an easy way to adopt one of the season’s biggest trends,” explains Murphy.

For a golden, dewy look, SHIMMER.SHINE features a light-reflective technology derived from skincare formulation to give hair brilliant shine with no oily residue. Simply spray lightly over hair after styling for a luminous finish or wear at the end of the day over naturally dried hair for a misty, golden look that’s perfect for summer nights.

“SHIMMER.BUG gives hair multi-dimensional, golden highlights without the commitment of permanent color. I recommend using this product around the face rather than on the ends,” continues Murphy. “Wear SHIMMER.BUG over the top of side-parted hair, at the roots, or soften a slicked-back hairstyle by incorporating product at the hairline.”

SHIMMER.SHINE contains treatment ingredients such as essential oils, bioflavonoids and vitamins to repair damaged hair. Other key ingredients include Australian rainforest fruit extracts rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, antioxidant Immortelle, and boabab seed oil to moisturize while improving elasticity.

SHIMMER.BUG gives hair instantaneous metallic highlights with color that washes out after one use. To get the look, first apply styling product to hair; for more intense color, prep hair with a thicker paste product, and for a lighter shade, use a spray.

All KEVIN.MURPHY products are paraben 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. 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 effects 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. SHIMMER.SHINE ($27.50) and SHIMMER.BUG ($25.00) are currently
available in salons. 


www.KevinMurphy.com.au


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Sunday, December 15, 2013

New Year Kick-Off - Intensive Moisture Treatments


Intensive Moisture Treatments 
for Skin & Hair- Giveaway!



We’re really excited to offer a two-for-one giveaway featuring an array of intensive and highly moisturizing treatments for hair and skin by ENJOY Professional Hair Care and their skin line, SKINJOY.

The ENJOY Professional Hair Care retail line consists of 34 innovative and real pH balanced and stable, sulfate-free products that guarantee optimum hair health. They promise longer-lasting and more vibrant color while improving the health of hair and scalp. 

Sulfate-free means that these products do not contain cleansing agents that are stronger than needed for healthy cleansing of hair and skin. pH balanced guarantees that all ENJOY Professional Hair Care products closely match your natural pH level, helping close the cuticle, lock in color and are gentle on your hair and skin. pH stables means that levels of pH in all ENJOY Professional Hair Care products are guaranteed to stay balanced for up to two years. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Eufora Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner


Thickening Solutions for Finer Hair

Eufora’s Thickening Cleansing and Conditioning products deliver the latest in scalp and hair science technology for thicker, fuller and healthier hair. These zero weight, antioxidant-rich formulas deliver silky softness without adding weight. Eufora’s proprietary technology, ProAmino Cell Therapy, works to revitalize the health of the hair follicle and scalp, and improve the strength and elasticity of the hair, bringing back the look and feel of healthy, beautiful hair.

Work Cleansing Treatment through wet hair using your fingertips to create lather and massage through scalp. Rinse well. Repeat if needed. Follow with Conditioning Treatment by working through cleansed hair, leave on for 3-5 minutes and rinse. For maximum results use Eufora’s complete Thickening regimen.


www.eufora.net/
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Get the Look - Christina Aguilera’s Marilyn Monroe Inspired Hair


Christina Aguilera’s Marilyn Monroe Inspired Look on The Voice

Celebrity Hairstylist David Babaii calls Christina 
Aguilera his modern day Marilyn Monroe as she has all the curves, beauty and gorgeous blondeness that the actress possessed. In tribute to both, Babaii wanted to create his interpretation of the actresses’ iconic look by merging the past with the present.

To get the look, he first applied Big Sexy Hair Big Boost. This amplifying, texturizing and defining crème helped to create and re-create touchable, flexible styles with voluminous results. Plus, it is the perfect foundation for his “Marilyn Monroe” inspired look. After blow drying with a medium round brush to form lift at the base, Babaii used a 1 “curling iron creating loops by wrapping the sections around the inside of the barrel leaving the ends free. After each loop was created, he wrapped it again but around his two fingers and then securing with a clip allowing these spiral curls to cool. 


When finished, Babaii removed all the clips and gently starting combing through the curls with his hands and then he changed to a brush, lightly smoothing over the top layer. To pump up the volume he applied Big Sexy Hair Powder Play for instant lift. To finish, he sprayed Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play, a fast drying hair spray that leaves hair manageable and super shiny.

https://twitter.com/davidbabaiihair


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Monday, December 9, 2013

Just Blow - Blowout Spray by Peter Coppola


Peter Coppola Just Blow – Blowout Spray

The Peter Coppola Just Blow, a blowout spray, dramatically reduces blow dry time by 50% and provides perfectly smooth, longer lasting blowouts.

This heat activated leave-in spray provides the frizz reduction and finish of a keratin treatment with just a few sprays. Keratin and Ceramides work to build strength and retain moisture. The spray rapidly delivers a nourishing blend of vitamins to strengthen hair, provide thermal protection from heat styling and make styling a breeze.

http://petercoppola.com



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Saturday, December 7, 2013

TIGI Cosmetics


TIGI Cosmetics Try-Me Giveaway

TIGI Cosmetics was created in 1989 under the name TIGI Classic Cosmetidc and has since established itself as a leader in the professional beauty industry. In 2010, TIGI developed a fresh new cosmetics brand with a new attitude. Modern, sleek and multi-functional, TIGI Cosmetics sets the standard for professional cosmetics.

Truly great makeup artistry is not all about what you conceal, but what you reveal!


One lucky US-based winner will win this trio of TIGI Cosmetic products:

Diamonds & Pearls Luxe Lip Gloss adds a moisturizing, high shine. Natural emollients allow for maximum shine and hydration while the anti-stick formula allows for multi-application.

Perfect Eyeshadow Base – A multifunctional eyeshadow base with a hint of shimmer, use it alone or as a foundation for a softer eyeshadow effect. Ideal to use under high density shadows to keep them in place.

Black Patent Liquid Eyeliner provides a precise line with shine and won’t smudge or smear. This buildable liner is virtually waterfoof and offers an intense shine.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System



Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System
Precision-engineered to create beautiful, 
smooth, sandal-ready feet.

Designed to smooth and soften dull, rough feet at home or between professional pedicures, the Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System combines expertly engineered tools with sonically designed formulations to counteract the factors that cause dry, rough patches. Feet – especially heels and toes – become soft, supple and sandal-ready.

The Clarisonic Pedi Device is precision-engineered with an entirely new motor, running at a powerful “foot frequency” that safely exfoliates rough, dry foot skin. The Clarisonic facial cleansing devices run at a gentler “face frequency,” and aren’t designed to drive the Pedi Smoothing Disc and Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hairstyle Trends - Salon Soulé


•Mid Length Sophistication • Fabulously Flirty • Shattered FX •         ©2013 Purely Visual
Style Sizzle 
A Mini Collection by Salon Soulé 

Salon Soulé in San Diego, California features some of the top talent in the region. Owned and operated by Jennifer Soulé, a 24-year industry veteran and Framesi Italian Style Team member, this salon is proud to offer a few new looks for the season ahead…Short, textured and richly-hued hairstyles with an unmistakably impish fun side.

Mid Length Sophistication
For Paulina, Oscar O. Gomez and Jennifer Soulé cut a mid-length, asymmetric, layered bob with side fringe. They teamed up for her color to produce a rich cool red brown.

For a delicate movement through the shiny length, Framesi I.Dentity Hair Force, thermal protectant and Sublimus Argan oil were mixed together and applied onto towel-dried strands. After blow-drying with a round brush, every other row was misted with Framesi I.Dentity Hold.Up and either bent slightly with a flat iron or curled with a one-inch curling iron.


Credits:
Hair: Oscar O. Gomez & Jennifer Soulé
Salon Soulé – San Diego, CA
Makeup: Jaime Queenin
Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual



Fabulously Flirty 
Stacy’s fiery personality is reflected in the color and finish of her ultra-fun hairstyle. Salon owner Jennifer Soulé of Salon Soulé in San Diego, California added a vibrant warm red tone all over. She went back in and glazed with clear and an orange concentrate. 

This fun floppy length on top is a short and highly texturized asymmetric cut. A small amount of Short Sexy Hair Slept In texture cream was mixed with Framesi Sublimis Argan oil and applied all over on damp hair. Using a paddle brush, Jennifer flat-wrapped the hair in varied directions against the shape of the head. I.dentity Stay.Stuck and Set.Up clay paste work layered on for refinement and definition. 

Credits:
Hair: Jennifer Soulé
Salon Soulé – San Diego, CA
Makeup: Jaime Queenin
Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual 


Shattered FX
Jen’s never-colored hair was richened up by adding lowlights and then a few lighter slices were applied to the top. Next, Salon Soulé stylist C.C. Guidi added a short texturized cut with a modified A-line quality.

For a fun edge, C.C. cocktailed Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal with Framesi I.Dentity X.pand volumizing cream and applied the mixture all over on damp hair. She blow-dried smooth with a round brush and then flat ironed the ends. I.Dentity Stay.Stuck, a mousse that thinks it’s a wax, was used to piece out the choppy texture and add refined control. 


Credits: 
Hair: C.C. Guidi
Salon Soulé – San Diego, CA
Makeup: Jaime Queenin
Photo: Taggart Winterhalter for Purely Visual


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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Biosilk Hydrating Therapy Deep Moisture Masque

Moisture Replenishing Masque

Bathe hair in intense deep-penetrating moisture of quinoa, the strength of silk and the protection of maracuja oil with 
Biosilk Hydrating Therapy Deep Moisture Masque.

Quinoa, an ancient grain found in the Andes Mountains of South America, is offered in a new hydrolyzed protein that penetrates the cortex bringing moisture and deep repair into the hair. Silk Protein reconstructs damaged areas to create a smooth cuticle while it reinforces hair’s strength. Extracted from the pressed kernels of passion fruit seeds, Maracuja Oil is rich in Vitamin A & C to treat dry scalp and encourage healthy hair growth and vitality.

This extra-rich formula is sure to calm, hydrate and repair dry hair. Use as directed by your stylist.

http://www.farouk.com/


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 and any opinions expressed are my own.