Saturday, June 28, 2014

FocusOnHair.com

Online Hair Magazine 
Launching Soon!

This digital hair-focused publication will offer in-depth editorial features and articles about hair and beauty trends, how-to videos, expert advice, salon and artist spotlights, product features, reviews and giveaways, as well as the latest in celeb-oriented style.

Browse a highly comprehensive and searchable database of hairstyles with multiple views of each look as well as styling tips and product suggestions based on your hair type, texture and condition.

There’s also an impressive database of current hair care and styling products and tools, that can be sorted by type, function and popularity, so you can compare brands, rate their performance, share with friends and even enter to win on-going product giveaways.

Sign up (if you haven't already) for a chance to win a
 $250 beauty supply shopping spree! 

Monday, June 23, 2014

VINYLUX Weekly Polish by CND


Creative Nail Designs 
VINYLUX Weekly Polish

VINYLUX Weekly Polish is a breakthrough polish that endures a week of fashion perfection... without a base coat! Exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology to deliver week-long wear. 71 fashion shades dry quickly to a flawless finish and provides lasting color without chipping. Change it when you want to, not because you have to. While ordinary polishes break down over time, VINYLUX Weekly Polish actually becomes more durable!

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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 or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque


Deep Repair Masque 
Macadamia Deep Repair Masque penetrates and rebuilds damaged hair for improved health, shine and elasticity with no weigh down. Ideal for dry, damaged or color-treated hair of all textures. It provides deep nourishment & ultra conditioning hair reconstruction. Stressed, damaged hair is rebuilt and is left silky and full of movement and bounce.


To use, apply generous amount to clean, damp hair. Let process for 7 to 10 minutes, then rinse. No heat is necessary. Apply 2 to 3 times weekly. For extra intensive repair or for extremely damaged or fragile hair, add 2 pumps of Healing Oil Treatment to Deep Repair Masque, mix and apply. Cap the hair and place under heat for up to 15 minutes. Rinse and style.




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. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Color Care Moisture Masque by Keratin Complex


Keratin Complex 
Color Care Moisture Masque 

Keratin Complex Color Care Moisture Masque is packed with strengthening and nourishing nutrients. This deep conditioning formula delivers much-needed hydration and leaves the hair feeling soft and silky. 
It also delivers healthy moisture for vibrant color results.

The Color Care Moisture Masque offers deeply hydrating olive oil extract that conditions to restore healthy texture to dry, damaged and color-treated hair.  Keratin strengthens and improves the hair’s resilience and adds softness and manageability. Ideal for daily deep conditioning on all hair types Keratin Complex Color Care Moisture Masque is free of parabens, sulfates and sodium chloride.


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. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Gigi Hadid's Summer Makeup - Get the Look

2014 Sports Illustrated Model Gigi Hadid’s Summer Makeup

To create Gigi’s “Golden Goddess” look, Misha took inspiration from inspired icons such as Raquel Welch and Sofia Loren--as they're the perfect role models for bronze beauty.

Celebrity makeup artist, Misha Shahzada for BeautyFriend recently created Gigi Hadid’s summer make up for The Daily Summer Magazine. Famed photographer Gilles Bensimon was on hand to photograph the cover and inside story.

The first step in creating the look was to aim for a natural sun-kissed look while not having Gigi appear overly tanned. To accomplish this, Misha used Perfect Body Perfection Gel in matte tan all over her body to create a soft and natural looking glow. According to Misha, “The product blends nicely and is easily buildable without looking too heavy or unnatural”. In order to achieve a perfect finish, Misha recommends exfoliating the body first as this will allow for overall even application.

Next, she used a bronzing brush and simply dusted Maybelline’s Mineral Power Bronzerall over the face. **TIP--always start with less and build if you need to** Misha also suggests when using nudes for color, to experiment with shades such as taupe, browns, pinks, etc., as nudes do not always have to consist of just beige tones.

To finish the “Golden Goddess” look, she added a pop of color with a red lip while most of the face was left natural. Misha opted for a matte red lip with Maybelline’s "Keep up the Flame" paired with Color Sensational lip liner in "Red" which added a modern twist to Gigi’s look without appearing overly "glam".

About BeautyFriend:

BeautyFriend is your trusted app source for on-location beauty services from the best stylists and make-up artists in the industry to you. You choose which stylists you want, when and where you want them! You can make your stylist selection based on their location, availability, proximity, profile, portfolio, and specialties. It has never been easier to get the best beauty services delivered to your location! The BeautyFriend app is now available on the App Store or visit http://www.thebeautyfriend.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. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Rusk Styling Collection

Rusk's New Performance-Obsessed Styling Collection

Taking inspiration from iconic RUSK stylers, there's a new line of products that provides instant style gratification combined with shine, strength, and color protection benefits that don't sacrifice performance. Formulated with Rusk's Style+Strength Complex to defend, protect and strengthen hair, this unique combination of ingredients includes: Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Silk Amino Acids and Hydrolyzed Keratin.

The Rusk Styling Collection lineup includes:
  • Freezing Spray – This humidity-resistant, extreme hold hairspray provides gravity-defying shape and definition, plus shine.
  • Texture – An instant volumizer, this finishing spray injects texture, shape and grip with just a few quick bursts.
  • Paste – Web-like texture and stretchable fibers provide supreme control, definition and separation.
  • Putty – Achieve pliable, long-lasting hold and body without stiffness, crunch or flaking.
  • Glue – This hair glue won’t let any style down; hair looks and feels thicker with extra-strong yet flexible hold.
Look for this new collection at the IBS Las Vegas hair show, and coming soon to salons near you. 



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. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Solair Sunwater Spray by John Amico

John Amico Sunwater

Sunwater is a non-aerosol spray that conditions hair with a moisturizing and rehydrating action. It reduces the sensation of heat and drying of the skin, as well as the hair, giving the soothing feeling of freshness and well-being.

John Amico is a family-owned company dedicated to supporting salon owners and stylists with non-diverted products. John Amico is the founder of John Amico, a Platform Artist and beauty industry leader, Championship Hair Designer, and the businessman who has opened and operated over 425 salons and 31 schools.


johnamico.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. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Joe Grooming Straightening Pomade

Straightening Pomade by Joe Grooming

Tame your coarse or curly hair with this aloe based molding wax from Joe Grooming. Joe Grooming Straightening Pomade is a blend of natural beeswax and gum resin in a moisture-blocking aloe-based paste for a controlled and highly manageable finish. It offers high shine, high hold and is easily rinsed clean without causing product build-up. Joe Grooming Straightening Pomade is the ideal solution for unruly, dry or curly hair.

Joe Grooming is a collection of all natural and organic hair care created specifically for guys, but many gals with shorter hair love it too. The Joe Grooming collection includes shampoos, conditioners and styling products enriched with ingredients like olive oil, gingko biloba and soy proteins to increase hair and scalp health.


Find it at folica.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. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sedu Color Heat Protecting Boost

Amped Up Thermal Protection 

Sedu Color Heat Protecting Boost enhances the color and glow of hair while giving anti-fade protection from the damaging effects of heat styling tools and sun radiation. 
It offers cuticle reinforcement to maintain color vibrancy and dimension, maximum protection from thermal styling damage and anti-fade protection from use of heat styling tools. 

This lightweight spray is ideal for use with flat irons, curling irons and blow-dryers. To use simply spry 1-4 pumps evenly on towel-dried hair. Do not rinse out but do style hair as usual. 

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. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Versatility of Style - Makeover



New Look - New You!

Are you looking for a great new style? Is it time to get serious about your hair and your personal style? If so, consider this fabulous and oh-so-versatile look by Carter T. Lund!


Desiree had overly long hair for her face shape with old color from many years prior and natural color regrowth. To start off her new look, Carter T. Lund of A Carter T. Lund Salon in Austin, Texas cut her hair into an extreme asymmetrical inverted bob with very strong fringe or bangs. For the color, he produced a medium blonde hue with a lot of touchable dimension.

Starting on damp hair, Carter produced a smooth look using Framesi I.dentity Hair Force, a light straightening gel, which was cocktailed (mixed) with X.pand volumizing cream and applied all over. He blow-dried sections with a round brush for control and then finished with I.dentity Shine on, a light pomade, and BY Pearl Shiner, a light shine-enhancing spray.

Going for a tousled curl, Carter applied Framesi BY Light Mist all over and curled sections of hair forward, toward Desiree’s face. Once all sections were done, he applied Framesi BY Volcanic Wax, a dry paste to his hands before running fingers through to finger-style hair into place. Last, a fine mist of BY Pearl Shiner, a light shine-enhancing spray, provided soft luster.


This cut, color and styling is perfect for the professional woman who needs a defined and confident look. Can you rock it?


Credits:
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 or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Cricket Professional Straight Crazy X2 Straightening Iron



Go Straight Crazy with Cricket  Straightening Iron 

Introducing the Cricket Professional Straight Crazy X2 Straightening Iron. The ergonomic light-weight design and adjustable temperature make this 1-inch iron perfect for all hair types. Five temperature settings from 248°F to 425°F  provides quick heat up and styling flexibility for all hair types and conditions. Embossed tweezer grip for extra comfort and control and an extra long swivel cord offer ease of use.


Glazed solid ceramic plates with floating super suspension generates infrared heat, which works to smooth the hair cuticle and add shine to strands without static electricity. It allows for easy flow through the hair with less pull and drag. These high polished plates eliminate damaging "hot spots" and inconsistent heating common with conventional coated ceramic or metal plates.

When you are done using the straightener, simply allow iron to cool and then lock plates in semi closed position for easier storage. $75 Retail Value.

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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 or retailers mentioned and any opinions expressed are my own. 


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Bioken Enfanti Camu-Camu Oil

Enfanti Camu-Camu Oil by Bioken



Bioken Enfanti Camu-Camu Oil Treatment revitalizes damaged hair, prevents split ends, and protects from thermal damage. The ultra lightweight oil creates shine and long lasting leave-in conditioning without any product residue. Hair is left silky, smooth and noticeably softer. 

Bioken Enfanti Camu-Camu Oil Treatment’s main ingredient is camu-camu oil, which is a very unique extract from the camu-camu fruit found in the Amazon rain forest. This fruit contains 60% more vitamin C than an orange and is the highest botanical source of vitamin C on the planet. It’s also rich in iron, niacin, riboflavin and bone strengthening phosphorus.

Bioken Enfanti Camu-Camu Oil Treatment also contains argan oil, cranberry seed oil and linseed oil. Argan oil improves skin’s overall health and vitality. It’s rich in naturally occurring antioxidants, essential fatty acids, carotenoids, and contains very high levels of vitamin E. 


Camu Camu
High in antioxidants including vitamin E, cranberry oil eliminates free radicals that cause oxidative stress and leads to premature aging. It is an excellent source of omega-3, omega-6 as well as omega-9 fatty acids, which moisturize and strengthen the skin as well as reduce inflammation.

Linseed oil strengthens skin and reduces redness. It is well absorbed and contains lignans and omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to reduce inflammation and have antioxidant properties.

Bioken Enfanti Camu-Camu Oil Treatment has many uses. Using just a few drops, it can be added to hair color, bleach or perm solutions for improved shine and condition. A small amount can be worked into damp hair before styling to add shine, condition and tame frizz or after styling to help take down flyaways and or detail a hairstyle. It can also be used to nourish hands and cuticles.

Bioken Enfanti Camu-Camu Oil Treatment is available in .034oz, 1.7oz and 4 oz sizes (shown) and retails for $4.00, $20.00 and $40.00.



Disclosure: No compensation was offered or taken in exchange for this feature article except for product, which was supplied by their PR firm. Any opinions expressed are my own.