Saturday, February 27, 2016

Focus on Hair Magazine


Have you seen our online hair magazine yet? You'll find feature articles, expert tips and trends, how-to videos, product features and giveaways, celebrity style features, and our exclusive Hairstyle 360˚ where you can search through an always evolving database of hairstyles to find one that just right for you! 

Take a sneak peek before the official launch on March 1st!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Osmosis Curling Mascara

Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics 
Curling Mascara 

Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics just introduced their new Curling Mascara. Utilizing an innovative Anti-Gravity Cobra Head, Curling Mascara transforms normal eyelashes into fanned out, natural looking curly lashes with noticeable curves.

The spiral layers coat every lash for buildable volume, while the innovative cobra-shaped head provides major curl for full lashes.

Its Provitamin B5 will coat each individual lash, keeping them moisturized while increasing fullness, thickness, and volume. This clump fighting ingredient will strengthen each hair, making lashes less prone to breakage. The mascara’s beeswax keeps this gravity defying curl locked in providing a longwear, waterproof formula. Lashes will feel lush, never stiff. And there’s no fallout, ever. Cruelty-free. Leaping Bunny Certified.

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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, February 21, 2016

Overnight Gel Masques by Miss Spa

Miss Spa Launches 5 “Sleeping Beauty” Overnight Gel Masques

Miss Spa has launched a new collection of five Overnight Gel Masques that deliver benefits to the skin while sleeping. 
They are water-based and free of parabens, artificial dyes, talc, fragrance and NEVER tested on animals. The masques are packaged in an easy to open, re-sealable pouch that provides three applications each.

The five masques include: Anti-Aging (smooths and refines fine lines and wrinkles), Soothing (calms sensitive and irritated skin), Radiance(brightens and evens out skin tone), Moisturizing (hydrates dry and dehydrated skin) and Purifying (exfoliated and deep cleanses skin). 

  • Anti-Aging - Counteract pesky signs of aging with Miss Spa Anti-Aging Overnight Gel Masque. Infused with Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, it reduces mimic wrinkles by inhibiting muscle contractions and slow down cellular skin aging.
  • Soothing - Help relieve stressed, aggravated skin with Miss Spa Soothing Overnight Gel Masque. Infused with fruit and plant extracts of Blackcurrant and Cardiospermu, it effectively reduces inflammatory processes and replenishes the damaged skin barrier.
  • Radiance - Breathe new life into lackluster skin with Miss Spa Radiance Overnight Gel Masque. Infused with Oligopeptide-68, it decreases tyrosine oxidation and melanin synthesis to reduce overall skin pigmentation.
  • Moisturizing – Bathe skin in moisture with Miss Spa Moisturizing Overnight Gel Masque. Infused with Adenosine and Papaya, it optimizes the water balance and reduces the trans-epidermal water loss of the epidermis.
  • Purifying - Brighten and soften dull, rough skin with Miss Spa Exfoliating Purifying Overnight Gel Masque. Infused with Pineapple, it removes superficial dead skin cells and restores the skin’s natural radiance and complexion.

How to Use: 
Before going to bed, spend only one minute to gently massage the liquid mask of your choice to cleaned skin until completely absorbed. As you wake in the morning, your skin will be repaired with no need to rinse.

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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, February 19, 2016

Styling Leading Men - Get the Look

For the Boys

Celebrity stylist Christine Caras recently spoke out about some of the most popular trendsetters for men's hairstyles.

“The scene in Hollywood today is all about accentuating a lifestyle. And the beauty with the boys is that they range in age, length and overall style with everything from prim and polished to messy and undone,” said Caras.

She continued, "Leonardo DiCaprio Always has a polished look. Seen here with a classic hairstyle, length on top is worn with a side part, while the sides are neatly slicked back. To get this look, simply add styling lotion and blow dry with a vent brush, add a dab of pomade and finger style hair neatly into place."

"George Clooney goes for a short all over look, which is an easy care style. Just add a dash of styling cream, comb hair into place and allow to air dry."

"Johnny Depp’s disheveled ‘do gives a very undone, almost badboy finish.To get this look, add styling foam at the root and blow dry while lifting up sections on top with your fingers. Once dry, work in styling paste and finger-style hair into place."

To read the full interview and check out more celebrity styles for the guys, go to: Focus On Hair Magazine

Friday, February 12, 2016

GIVEAWAY - 1-inch Spring Curling Iron by Fromm

Fromm 1907 Zero 7 1" Ceramic Spring Curling Iron

Introducing the Fromm 1907 Collection Zero7 Series 1-Inch Spring Curling Iron. Part of the 1907 Zero7 professional styling appliance line, this handy styling tool offers extra-long barrels for longer hair and faster styling.

The ceramic ionic barrel is one-inch in diameter (is considered a medium size) that creates smooth, soft curls or delicate waves The adjustable digital temperature display ranges from 170 degrees F- 450 degrees F and the iron offers a customizable safety shut-off timer. In addition to being dual voltage (which is great for travel), this versatile iron offers a 8' professional length cord and a cord organizer to make storage and travel easier while extending the cord life.

One lucky US-based winner will receive their very own curling iron - a $58 retail value! Enter below.

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. 

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Thursday, February 11, 2016


Color Strengthening Technology Allows Clients to Maintain Healthy, Shiny Hair at Home

Color-treated hair is compromised from its natural state. As a result, it becomes damaged more quickly than virgin hair, often losing the original vibrancy of the color created in the salon. To combat color loss and damage, colorpHlex has launched its Home Care Kit as a way for hairdressers to provide their clients with products that help maintain salon results at home. The kit consists of a shampoo, conditioner and leave-in treatment & detangler, all of which contain the ColorStrong™ Complex, a naturally derived vegetable protein molecule that helps reduce damage and breakage.

colorpHlex’s color strengthening technology bonds to the hair and polymerizes inside the hair, correcting damage during the coloring and bleaching process as it occurs. This preserves the structural integrity of the hair, sustaining or increasing the strength of the hair and improving its appearance. As a result of the newfound resilience and integrity of the hair, the color wears better and lasts longer.

Gentle enough to be used daily, colorpHlex shampoo, moisturizing conditioner and leave-in treatment & detangler all contain the ColorStrong Complex technology that helps naturally reconstruct hair while sunflower seed extract protects against UV damage and fading to help keep hair’s vibrant color and silky texture between color treatments. Massage the shampoo into wet hair and rinse thoroughly before applying a small amount of conditioner. Work through and rinse. The leave-In works through tangles and knots, adding shine and improving the overall hair health. Spray evenly on clean, towel-dried hair. Comb through and style as usual.

Available in a convenient package, the colorpHlex Home Care Kit includes the 4 oz bottle of shampoo, the 4 oz bottle of conditioner and the 2 oz spray bottle of leave-in treatment and detangler.

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, February 9, 2016

Taraji P. Henson - Get The Look

Styling Taraji P. Henson
Whether playing Brad Pitt’s mom in Benjamin Button, a cop in Person of Interest or the tougher-than-nails Cookie on Empire, Taraji P. Henson is one fierce style sensation. Her personal style has evolved over the years from various stages of classic bobs, long layers, shattered shorter shags, even Betty Page inspired bangs topping big bends. Regardless, she always looks polished and well put together.

Stacked Bob
This stacked bob is shattered on the ends so it can be worn smoothed under, kicked outward, even tousled for a vampy bed-head appeal.

To get this look (with naturally curly hair), apply smoothing balm mixed with a few drops of shine serum, comb through for even distribution and blow dry sections smooth using a round brush. Smooth a flat iron through dry hair as needed, flipping the ends up as desired and then piece through the ends with styling wax or paste.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Marrakesh for Men

New Line Just for Him
Marrakesh for Men offers five products formulated with natural ingredients, including Hemp Seed and Argan Oils, proteins, vitamins and herbs, which work together to improve the health and appearance of hair and skin. Cleverly named after craft beers, the products include Double Hop (2-in-1 Shampoo and Body Wash), Stout (Conditioner), Bomber (Shave Cream), Porter (Styling Gel) and Imperial (Beard Oil).

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, February 4, 2016

Get The Look: Nina Dobrev

by Lindsey Darnell 

Riawna Capri, Nine Zero One Co-Founder, is at it again when it comes to creating beautiful celebrity updos for the red carpet! This time she has created a romantic updo with a twist (literally) on Vampire Diaries star, Nina Dobrev. See below for behind-the-scenes photos and step-by-steps for this elegant, yet effortless looking Golden Globes hairstyle.

Start with dry hair and spray UNITE’s GLOSSING Spray all over the hair to protect it from the use of heat tools. Then, curl the entire head with a 3/4 inch curling iron. Loosen up the curls by running the fingers through the hair and add some texture with UNITE’s TEXTURIZA Spray.

Create a pompadour like lift with the center section of the hair and pin with two duck bill clips to keep the height in the hair.

Next, create an inside out French braid with the hair on each side of the head from the temple on down. It’s more difficult to see braids on brunettes compared to blondes, so an inside-out French braid is perfect for that extra pop!

Tie a rubber band at the bottom of the braid and wrap it under so it almost resembles a snail shell, then pin it into place. Fatten the braid with UNITE’s EXPANDA Dust and gently pull it apart.

Grab pieces of the remaining center section of the hair, twist it, knot it, and pin it in place. The idea is to create fullness in the hair, but with more of a lived-in look, so be sure to leave some ends of the hair sticking out.

Lastly, remove the duck bill clips and connect the top part of the hair with the bottom section so the updo looks blended and uniform. The sections should all melt together at this stage. Lock the hair into place with UNITE’s SESSION Max Spray and then use UNITE’s GLOSSING Spray to soften the hair and add shine for the perfect elegant undo.