Sunday, May 31, 2015

Quick Busy Morning Hairstyles

Five-Minute Hairstyles For Busy Mornings

Forget complicated braids, fishtails, and 25-step chignons. These hairstyles are the ones you actually have time for.


The Knotted Pony

Over the Shoulder Pony


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Profile Action Rehydrating Cleanser


Profile Action Rehydrating Cleanser

Introducing Action Rehydrating Cleanser by Profile - a moisturizing, stimulating and nourishing first step to looking and feeling your best. 

Part of the Profile line by actor Rob Lowe, this cleanser removes deep-down dirt and oil for clean, clear skin, while being gentle enough for all skin types. It helps soothe all irritation whether it be chemical, mechanical or environmental and provides instant hydration benefits. Powered with vitamins and nutrients to reduce the visual signs of aging, Action Rehydrating Cleanser uses “Moisture Magnets” or a skin-identical carbohydrate complex that provides deep hydration for up to 72 hours.

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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, May 26, 2015

Bio Ionic StyleWinder

The Rotating Styling Iron

StyleWinder by Bio Ionic is a styling iron with a rotating barrel that makes styling hair easy as clamp, wrap and roll! With a digital temperature control up to 440ºF, you can customize the heat settings for different hair types and conditions. StyleWinder also has a two hour automatic shut-off feature and is available in 1” and ¾” barrel sizes so you can create curls and waves through all hair types. 



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Sunday, May 24, 2015

L'Oreal OleoTherapy

The Secret to Getting Salon-Gorgeous Hair (at Home!)


Nothing beats the look of your hair after a salon visit—it’s shiny, bouncy and full of life. Now, there’s a way to capture the same beautiful look at home. For centuries, women have had identical results with the help of a secret ingredient— oil. And there’s a reason: It works!

Hair oils are naturally rich in essential fatty acids, which help repair and rejuvenate strands and skin cells. And incredibly, oils have the unique ability to both cleanse and condition by breaking down dirt and residue while also deeply penetrating the hair fiber to nourish the cuticle.

A common myth is that oily scalps will become greasy if treated with hair oil. When supplied in a light and quick-absorbing formulation, fine oil can actually help balance an oily scalp so that it produces less sebum. Over-washing and using abrasive cleansers in an effort to get rid of oils can strip the scalp of moisture, causing it to react by over-producing the very grease that you may be trying to take away.

Not unlike dating, the key is to find your perfect oil match. L’Oréal Paris OleoTherapy Sulfate-Free System contains a blend of six flower oils that are not only shown to dramatically restore strands, but also indulge your senses with calming aromatherapy. Argan oil, chamomile oil, gardenia oil, lotus oil, rose oil and flaxseed oil all merge together to intensively treat hair in a light blend that won’t weigh strands down. And the sulfate-free formula offers extra gentle cleansing.

The healing benefits are endless, and you may even find that other areas—like your hands—feel softer after using them to apply products to your hair. Botanical oils are truly one of Mother Nature’s best beauty secrets, and with L’Oréal Paris OleoTherapy Sulfate-Free System, you can experience the rejuvenation right in your own bathroom.


For more information, visit L'Oreal's website


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hold Me Tight Finishing Spray by Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell Hold Me Tight Finishing Spray

Hold Me Tight Finishing Spray secures any style with a strong, long-lasting hold and dries fast without stiffness or buildup. Powerful, yet flexible, polymers provide strong hold. Vegetable-derived conditioners and shine enhancers impart high shine and minimize static. Enhances shine and reduces flyaways.

DIRECTIONS
Spray onto finished style. 






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Monday, May 18, 2015

Men's Side Parts - Classic Looks

Photo Courtesy: menshairblog.com
The Side Part for Men
By Rogelio

While I am not a fan of the classic hairstyles for men, I do have to say that they really are suitable hairstyles for just about any man. Among all the classic hair styles for us guys, the side part is, without a doubt, the most popular men’s hairstyle. And it’s for a reason.

You can pretty much side part any kind of men’s haircut. From a neat taper haircut in the likes of a businessman haircut to the hip and clean Ivy League haircut; you just can go wrong with parting your hair. Because a side part encompasses the styling of the hair to the left or to the right (in a perpendicular fashion to the parted line), this particular hairstyle acts as the parent hairstyle for derivative styles such as the side fringe, messy top, quiff and even the slicked back hairstyle. Thus, it’s in your benefit to be able to give yourself an epically-parted style.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Expert Advice - Best Haircut for Your Face Shape

Allure - Best Hair for Your Face Shape Article

The Best Haircut for Your Face Shape

Yes, you should consider your hair type and facial features when deciding on a hairstyle. But don't forget another crucial factor: your face shape. Choosing a hairstyle that flatters it compliments you from all angles. Three A-list stylists share their secrets on the best cuts and styles for everyone.

For the full article, go here.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

IT Factor Quick Blowdry Shampoo and Conditioner Review


Quick Blowdry by It Factor


It Factor Quick Blowdry Shampoo and Conditioner is touted to allow you to obtain beautiful hair in less time. But do they stand up to the test?

According to their website, these It Factor products are free of harsh sulfates, sodium chloride, alcohol, and parabens (plus, plus, plus and plus) and are safe for colored and even chemically straightened hair (okay, two more pluses).

The company website also served up that the It Factor Quick Blowdry Shampoo gently cleanses without stripping hair and contains protective anti-oxidents, nourishing rose hip and hydrating sea kelp for healthy, shiny hair. The It Factor Quick Blowdry Conditioner is formulated with Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Wheat Amino Acid, and Panthenol (Vitamin B5), which helps infuse and retain moisture. 

The key to how these products work seems to be their VaporBoost system, which is designed to help reduce drying time. So, I challenged the duo to a test with own my untamable tresses.

My Take:

Having naturally coarse hair I used the "Medium to Coarse" version of both products. By first impressions, the packaging is well designed and has a petal soft touch with fancy gold foil on the logo and product name. Impressive!

As I lathered up, rinsed and conditioned, the  scent was not overpowering, in fact was quite pleasant. I would have assumed that it would have been quite "girly" based on the powdery pink packaging, but I was pleasantly surprised. 

I did feel smoother texture, especially when combing through my mane before starting my blow-drying. But the proof was really in the timing as I went through my regular routine. I did manage to shave a few minutes off of the process and did end up with hair that felt noticeably softer and less course to the touch. Bravo!

So, in a nutshell this It Factor Quick Blowdry duo stood up to the challenge. The only downside is that I wish the tubes held more product. With my amount of hair, I'll rip through these little numbers in no time!



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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner by Oribe

Go Bright!

Immediately illuminate, restore brightness and shine to blonde and silver hair with Oribe’s new Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner. This revitalizing violet shampoo and deeply nourishing conditioner corrects brassiness and yellow tones while imparting strength, softness and sheen, as well as brightening natural highlights for hair that appears healthier, shinier, and lit from within.
Coconut and Corn-Derived Cleansers provide gentle yet efficient cleansing so that optimal clarity is maintained for vibrant color. Purple Orchid Extract, known as the flower of longevity, repairs damaged hair, conditions and prevents moisture loss.

Pure Violet Pigment and Reflective Pearl corrects brassiness, tones highlights and imparts luminescent brightness and shine while Lemon, Ginger Root and Chamomile Extracts optimize shade, tonality and luminosity.

Swiss Garden Cress Sprouts, high in phyto-nutrients, detoxify and protect the hair from environmental stress factors, pollutants and natural oxidation to help maintain color vibrancy. Flax Extract helps to conserve melanin in the hair follicle. 

Watermelon, Lychee and Edelweiss Flower Extracts defend hair from oxidative stress, photoaging and the deterioration of natural keratin, all while protecting from the drying, damaging and color-depleting effects of the elements. Multi-UV Protection shields hair from the color-depleting, fading and drying effects of the sun’s rays and UV exposure.

Suggested use: Use Oribe 
Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner daily to brighten and tone blonde, silver and gray hair.

For more info, visit oribe.com.



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Friday, May 8, 2015

CHIA Smoothing Oil by Trissola

Work Wonders with CHIA Smoothing Oil 


Introducing CHIA Smoothing Oil, an anti-aging treatment with powerful Chia Seed proteins, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 to help hair flourish. Great for all hair types, this light-weight formula absorbs instantly to hydrate, nourish and protect the hair while enhancing its shine, manageability, health, and beauty.

CHIA Smoothing Oil strengthens and tames hair with its calcium-rich properties, amino acids and protein, and hydrates by feeding hair Omega3s, while super-hydrating antioxidants add luster and shine. CHIA Smoothing Oil nourishes the hair with essential vitamins A, B12 and C, minerals like Copper and Zinc that fortify and encourage healthy looking hair.It also protects from heavily chemical-based hair products, environmental stress and adverse climates that hair is exposed to. Anti-aging antioxidants prevent free radical damage to the hair.

Plant the seed for healthy hair with Chia!




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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Styling Gel By Woody's Grooming



Woody's Styling Gel for Him

Woody's Styling Gel is the perfect styling tool with a light to medium hold for every day hair. Its light hold is the perfect blow dry gel or quick non-tacky styling gel to put unruly hair in place without stiffness. Styling Gel creates a ton of volume; easy to use with never a flake or a drop of alcohol. Perfect for sort cuts with fine & medium texture hair.

To use, simply apply a small amount to wet hair and style as usual.




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Monday, May 4, 2015

Root Concealer by Style Edit


Style Edit Root Concealer

Root Concealer by Style Edit is an instant gray root touch-up spray that covers fading roots and extends the life of color between salon visits. The unique pin point applicator targets the areas that needs a temporary color boost. Color adaptive pigments smoothly adhere to the hair fiber and self adjust to perfectly match hair color, providing a lustrous, natural shine. Free from mineral oil, petrolatum, parabens, and peroxide this formula works in seconds, dries in minutes and then simply shampoos out. Available in 12 shades, Style Edit Root Concealer is never tested on animals.


To use, shake well and apply to dry hair. Hold can 2-3 inches from hair root. Spray onto roots until gray is evenly covered. Let dry at least 2-3 minutes.



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