Tuesday, December 29, 2015

MAC Matte Lipstick

For those who prefer timeless glamour to all-out flash, matte reigns supreme. M·A·C introduces a twist on this classic texture with robustly saturated shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour. Whether the intense fire engine red of Fashion Legacy, the vivid fuchsia of Tailored To Tease or the tantalizing nude of Lady-Be-Good, all promise one thing: a splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that is impossible to forget.

MAC Cosmetics



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, December 28, 2015

Frizz Free Hair Options

Frizz Buzz



Frizzy hair can be dull and unmanageable and is a top complaint among women.

The optimum frizz busting choice for Victor Paul of Victor Paul Salon in Costa Mesa, California is the Brazilian Blowout. This in-salon Keratin infused service closes the cuticle layer and smoothes hair, leaving shiny, frizz-free strands. Having this service done will make blowouts much easier and keep your frizz at bay for several months.

If the Brazilian Blowout is not for you, there are products, tools and techniques that can help tame frizz too.


On the product side, Victor suggests using Royal Blowout by Oribe on damp hair to add shine, polish, smoothness and quicker dry times. Best for medium, thick and or curly textures, this ultra-lightweight blowout spray offers heat protection, reduces brittleness and works to restore hair’s natural lipid content.

Using a ceramic or ionic round brush while blow-drying helps create negative ions, which works to smooth down the cuticle layer. Take smaller sections of damp hair and use slight tension while keeping the brush moving at all times, thus adding control, shine and smoothness.

Use a ceramic flat iron on dry hair, taking smaller sections and smoothing through to set a sleek finish. The ceramic heater and coatings on the paddles help seal in moisture and smooth down the cuticle layer so that hair looks silky and shiny.

Seal in your efforts and prevent frizzing by adding an anti-humidity spray over the surface of dry hair. Victor suggests Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray, a new product by Oribe.

See more article like this: Focus on Hair Magazine

Monday, December 21, 2015

How to Deal with the Grow Out Phase


The Grow Out



Looking to grow your short coif into a mid-length style? Here are a few tips to help with the process.

- See more at: 
http://focusonhair.com/content/grow-out

Friday, December 18, 2015

Mizani True Textures


Curls With Staying Power
Introducing True Textures by Mizani, a luxurious haircare and styling range for curls, coils and waves. Formulated with a rich combination of nourishing marula, olive and coconut oils, Mizani True Textures provides a deeper level of moisture for healthy, long-lasting curls.

Rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, this collection smoothes, conditions and hydrates, leaving hair softer, shinier and restored. It also contains an alluring Tropical Fruit Colada scent, with top fragrance notes that include orange, sparkling lemon, cassis, pear and melon, among other tropical fruit blends.
The Collection
Haircare:
Mizani True Textures Moisture Replenish Shampoo – Gently cleansing sulfate-free shampoo
Mizani True Textures Moisture Replenish Conditioner – Moisturizing conditioner
Mizani True Textures Cream Cleansing Conditioner – Cleanse and condition in one-step with this gentle, low-foam sulfate-free cleansing conditioner co-wash
Mizani True Textures Intense Moisture Replenish Treatment – Deeply moisturizing weekly treatment used to help revitalize, intensify and maintain hair’s natural curl pattern

Styling:
Mizani True Textures Curl Define Pudding – Define and elongate curls for touchable texture without crunch
Mizani True Textures Twist and Coil Jelly – Ideal for creating two-strand twists, coils, twist-outs, and braid-outs without crunch
Mizani True Textures Style Refresher Milk – Lightweight, nourishing spray that provides 24-hour frizz control and refreshes unwashed curls, coils, and waves
Mizani True Textures Curl Enhancing Lotion – Enhance, define and prevent frizz without crunch

All formulas in the Mizani True Textures line are Silicone-free and Paraben-free.

mizani.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. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Are You Ready for Short Hair?


Ready to Go Short? 
Pro Advice For When to Snip!


According to Pon Saradeth, owner of Pon International in Anaheim Hills, California, women who exude a certain amount of confidence can wear most any length of hair as long as it’s customized to suit their face shape, features and lifestyle.

“Going short is a big decision,” says Pon, “and it’s important to consider a few things before you snip. You have to be ready for such a drastic change on many levels, including emotionally, and communication to and from your hairdresser is essential at this stage. Discuss what you want or like by showing examples but be open to their suggestions as to what’s best for your face shape and features as well as what your hair can actually do. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach with short hairstyles. They should be customized to fit your physical features and should also take into consideration upkeep and effort needed each day to style.”

See the full article on our magazine here.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

How to Add Flair for Straight Hair


Flair for Straight Hair

Go for Body, Movement & Texture



If you were graced with silky smooth strands but desire more styling versatility, you’re in luck! There are plenty of styling products, tools and cutting techniques that can help get you there.

A layered cut will help add movement to otherwise straight strands and give some interest internally. Simply ask your stylist for the best possible options to add such movement while balancing your features and face shape with some well-placed layers.

Read the full article on our magazine here.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Fringed Decisions

Best Bangs For You


Thinking of adding some fringe to accent your current hairstyle? Consider these suggestions based on face shape and hair type.

Angled bangs offer a great option for….


See the full article on our magazine here.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Re-Inventing the Bob

An All American Classic

In case you didn't know...bobs are back, big-time! The new versions of the timeless classic offer solid perimeters with broken up edges and lots of internal layers for movement throughout. Blended fringe offers graceful framing around the face while options for color remain as unlimited as the styling possibilities.

See the full article from our magazine here.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

CHI Escape Professional Cordless Curling Iron


The Escape Cordless Curling Iron

Hair by Rocky Vitelli
Transforming the art of hairstyling with the absence of cords, Farouk Systems has launched the CHI Escape Cordless Curling Iron. This iron is battery operated and features refined CHI ceramic technology that generates elegant styles on the go.

With its cordless fixture, the CHI Escape is apt for creating salon quality styles under any circumstance without an outlet in sight. Its 1’’ ceramic barrel and ceramic heater provide optimal temperature control and even heat distribution in order to master smooth, sleek curls. The state of the art temperature control button is adept to any hair type, ranging from fine to course. The temperature control settings are color coded- Blue 340°F for Fine Hair, Green- 375°F for Medium Hair and Red- 392°F for coarse hair. The installed, lithium battery allows up to 30 minutes of consistent heating in accordance to the heat setting.

The compact size will suit those who are always on the go and are looking to quickly touch-up their styles. The complimentary pouch makes it easy to store and charge the iron at your convenience, while its locking mechanism makes it even safer for travel.

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. 


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Amp Up Your Hair - How-to

From Soft & Sexy to Fun & Wild




Take your daytime look from soft and sexy to amped up diva hair with this easy tutorial featuring Carter T. Lund of A Carter T. Lund Salon of Austin, TX.


See more like this at focusonhair.com


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Expert Advice for Those Considering Hair Extensions

Extending Your Options
Expert Advice for Those Considering Hair Extensions




According to Karla Pelaez-Barrick of Salon Kavi in San Mateo, California, there are many things you should take into consideration before diving in headfirst and having hair extensions done. This seasoned hair extensions specialist suggests that you do your homework first, ask a lot of questions, take the time to search for the right specialist and keep an open mind when it comes to cost, quality and upkeep.

See the full article here: focusonhair.com



Sunday, November 29, 2015

Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts

Have a question for our panel of salon pros? Take a look at their answers to some of the more common questions about your hair.

See more at: focusonhair.com

Friday, November 27, 2015

Taylor's Smokey New Hue


Smokey Hue Debut



Alert the media! Smokey hues are the next big thing in haircolor.

We’ve already started to see hints of the trend. The one thing these new shades all have in common: A muted or gray-ish quality.

See more at: focusonhair.com

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Holiday Haul Giveaway


Our editors have come together in the spirit of the season to showcase some of their fave previously featured hair and beauty products on Focus on Hair. Check out who made the cut and enter to win our Happy Holiday Haul.

Full Bloom by Big Sexy Hair

Give your blowout up to 3 days of volume with the Full Bloom Long-Lasting Thickening & Refreshing Spray by Big Sexy Hair. This non-aerosol spritz is created with 24 hour fragrance revival that delivers time-released blooming scent to your blowout or style. Full Bloom prevents heat styling damage by providing thermal protection for tension free blow drying. Its weightless humidity protection helps fight frizz and leaves a delicate scent of Pink Envy, a fruity floral musk, and Intense Pear, a fruity apple pear.

sexyhair.com



Camera Ready by TIGI Catwalk

The perfect blow dry stays looking pristine and has a natural sheen. Finish your blow dry with TIGI Catwalk's Camera Ready Smoothing Shine Spray, formulated with a generous shine shot, it helps protect your style from frizz. It offers a super dose of conditioners that offers a smoothing dose gives silky, aligned hair with flexible movement. Shine-boosting silicone provides a high refractive index to help conceal the product on the hair and boost shine. Simply spray evenly over blow-dried hair and brush through, or spray whilst blow drying with cold air.

catwalkbytigi.com




Coppola Infusion Anti Frizz Cream

Infusion Anti Frizz Cream by Peter Coppola keeps hair tidy, shiny and soft-to-the-touch with a deeply conditioning, ultra lightweight cream. Infusion Anti-Frizz Cream keeps curls under control and cuts blowdry time while creating a barrier to block humidity for hair that is sleek and smooth until your next shampoo.

petercoppola.com



CHI Ceramic Round Nylon Brushes


Go for volume and control with tangle-free styling using CHI Ceramic Round Nylon Brushes. The ergonomic design offers a non-slip handle for better control for all hair types. Available in four sizes, CHI ceramic maintains constant, even heat and provides up to 40% faster drying time while creating volume, polished waves and sleek styles.

farouk.com




Enfanti m72 Ceramide 

Bioken's new line called m72 Ceramide is an exclusive system of shampoos, conditioners and treatments that is free of sulfate, paraben, gluten, and alcohol. Ideal for damaged, chemically treated hair, it uses certified organic extracts and 72 essential trace minerals that work together to provide a highly effective transfer of major nutrients into the hair. Ceramides, a component of the hair cuticle, restores elasticity and strengthen strands.

m72 Ceramide Shampoo
Complete daily-use shampoo uses 72 trace minerals and Ceramides to restore balance and retain essential lipids while adding elasticity to hair.

m72 Ceramide Conditioner
Conditioner combines 72 trace minerals and Ceramides to effectively restore hair’s natural balance, while it detangles and smoothes strands.


www.biokenusa.com


InfraShine Mini Flat Iron

InfraShine tools are made with authentic ceramic-infused surfaces, paddles and barrels that are powder coated and highly polished for ultimate smoothness. And they all use PTFC heaters that deliver precise heat control, superior hair protection, and enhanced styling performance. Requiring less wattage and electrical current, this gentle, infrared-ray heat creates negative ions that close the cuticle layer to smooth and defriz even the coarsest hair and instill unbelievable shine.
The InfraShine 1/2-inch mini iron is specifically designed to create smaller curls on short hair and along close, tight hairlines. They heat up in seconds, producing evenly controlled heat that eliminates cold spots so you can quickly straighten hair in one pass and then curl, flip, or press it into virtually any shape or style. 

 www.InfraShine.com

Enter below to win this Holiday Haul valued at over $300 retail.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

K-PAK
Color Therapy Restorative Styling Oil by Joico


Joico K-PAK
Color Therapy Restorative Styling Oil

A lightweight treatment and styler hybrid, this blend of African Manketti and Argan Oil strengthens, protects and repairs hair. Hydrating African Manketti Oil regenerates and strengthens dry, brittle hair and seals the cuticle. Antioxidant Vitamin E (tocopherol) offers natural environmental protection from color fading. This versatile, lightweight styling oil can be applied to damp or dry hair to seal and nourish while locking in your haircolor and adding incredible shine, softness and frizz-free smoothness.




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, November 22, 2015

Smooth Operator Regimen by Tressa


Tressa Smooth Operator Regimen 
The Tressa Smooth Operator Regimen nourishes hair with hydrating Soy Lecithin and strengthening Silk Protein and works to control frizz, split ends and make hair more manageable. The three-step Smoothing Therapy contains a specially designed blend of therapeutic ingredients to provide extended smoothing results. It also provides protection from heat styling tools and environmental damage; UVA/UVB protection. The Tressa Smooth Operator Regimen was created to address the unique needs of chemically straightened hair, but is beneficial for relaxed, wavy or naturally straight hair clients too. 



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, November 18, 2015

Makeup How-to - The Perfect Red Lip


The Perfect Red Lip DIY

Learn how to create the perfect red lip thanks to guest artist Jessica Pabros of Salon Kavi in San Mateo, California. 


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, November 15, 2015

Camera Ready by TIGI Catwalk


Camera Ready Luster

The perfect blow dry stays looking pristine and has a natural sheen. Finish your blow dry with TIGI  Catwalk's Camera Ready Smoothing Shine Spray, formulated with a generous shine shot, it helps protect your style from frizz. It offers a super dose of conditioners that offers a smoothing dose gives silky, aligned hair with flexible movement. Shine-boosting silicone provides a high refractive index to help conceal the product on the hair and boost shine. Simply spray evenly over blow-dried hair and brush through, or spray whilst blow drying with cold air.


catwalkbytigi.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. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Run-Through Detangling Primer by Oribe

Ready. Set. Run-Through!

Introducing Oribe Run-Through Detangling Primer. This lightweight conditioning detangler primes hair for immediate glide-through combing, leaving strands silky soft and incredibly touchable. Enriched with pomegranate and apricot, this moisturizing and cuticle-sealing formula protects hair from breakage, damage caused by heat styling and comb-resistant knots. Ideal for all hair types.


oribe.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. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Coppola Infusion Anti Frizz Cream

Tame the Frizz Factor

Infusion Anti Frizz Cream by Peter Coppola keeps hair tidy, shiny and soft-to-the-touch with a deeply conditioning, ultra lightweight cream. Infusion Anti-Frizz Cream keeps curls under control and cuts blowdry time while creating a barrier to block humidity for hair that is sleek and smooth until your next shampoo.




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, November 6, 2015

Full Bloom by Big Sexy Hair


Big Sexy Hair Full Bloom

Long-Lasting Thickening & Refreshing Spray


Give your blowout up to 3 days of volume with the Full Bloom Long-Lasting Thickening & Refreshing Spray by Big Sexy Hair. This non-aerosol spritz is created with 24 hour fragrance revival that delivers time-released blooming scent to your blowout or style. Full Bloom prevents heat styling damage by providing thermal protection for tension free blow drying. Its weightless humidity protection helps fight frizz and leaves a delicate scent of Pink Envy, a fruity floral musk, and Intense Pear, a fruity apple pear.



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, November 4, 2015

Shang High Thickening Paste by Cibu


Cibu Shang High Thickening Paste 

Cibu Shang High Thickening Paste is a highly concentrated, color safe smoothing and thickening lotion. It is formulated to penetrate the hair shaft and increase the diameter of each strand of hair to create the appearance of thicker hair. Ideal for blowing out shoulder length and longer hair, Shang High Thickening Paste reduces drying time.

To use simply work a pea to dime size serving of Cibu Shang High Thickening Paste through damp or towel-dried hair, concentrating on ends. Finish by blow-drying hair until completely dry to add structure, volume, and body. Use a bit more Cibu Shang Thickening Paste on dry hair to smooth flyaways, define layers and add shine. Also works as a thermal protector while blowdrying and before flat ironing.


http://www.cibuforhair.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.