Saturday, June 17, 2017

Hairstyles from the U.K.

Anti-Doneness
New Hairstyles from the U.K.


Inspired by British fashion campaigns, these new looks by the Ken Picton Art Team are raw but beautiful at the same time. An eclectic mix of off-the-street models offer an ultra real, rather than super polished, vibe. From super short buzz cuts to shaggy lengths and floppy curls to flicky finishes, this series of undone coifs is a glimpse into the shape of hair fashion to come. Who better than the Brits to make what was old, new again, and what's new, so very fresh, and so touchably real. More...

Styling Miss USA


Styling Miss USA 2017

With CHI as the official haircare sponsor for the 2017 Miss USA Pageant, Farouk Systems Global Artist Albert Luiz was responsible for creating Kára McCullough‘s crowning look. Highlighting and amplifying her natural hair texture, Albert shares his step by step tips and the key CHI products used to achieve Kára's winning look.

Step by Steps

According to Farouk Systems Global Artist, Albert Luiz, “The new Miss USA came to Las Vegas with a plan! She wanted to win under her terms by staying true to herself and her natural hair texture! Before the pageant, we introduced her to the CHI Deep Brilliance Olive & Monoi Oil Optimum Moisture Line to help enhance her natural curl. Kára soon realized it was the perfect type of protection and moisture for her natural curls.”

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Wedded Bliss - Bridal Hair


Beautiful Hairstyles and Hair Advice for Today's Bride

For those looking for bridal hair inspiration, specialists from around the world stepped up to showcase some of the modern options for brides and the bridal party. And the array is simply stunning.

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Relax with Aromatherapy



Aromatherapy for Relaxation

Are you all jittery, impatience, irritable, and restless? Do you feel like you aren’t making the perfect decisions in particular situations? I, too, underwent through a similar phase last year. While handling workplace and family issues, I was spiraling out of control.

I went through some soul searching and discovered that I needed to take care of myself. I had to ensure I bequeathed myself some pampering. Guess what? The pampering worked! I found that aromatherapy helped me improve my psychological status and hence my overall performance. Let me take you through some tips to getting back your control. 

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Is Blu the Hue for You?


Add Chill to Your Haircolor Repertoire with These Fashion Shades

With all of the fun fashion colors available today, have you ever thought about going blue? Or "La Blu" as hair maven Rae Palmer calls it... This rich indigo shade can be used for pops of coolness through blond or brunette bases, to contrast strawberry shades or to add icy appeal all over. A perfect transition from pure or nearly pure platinum or to add chill to the deepest brunettes, this hue complements... more...

Backstage Hair Secrets

Backstage Hair Secrets & Styling Tips from the HairStylist on Jane the Virgin

Michelle Rene Elam, the department head of hair on CW’s Jane the Virgin, shares her TV styling secrets and tips for creating the hair on Season 3. What is a typical day of filming like? How do you keep the hairstyles looking freshly styled for hours at time with HD cameras? Michelle Rene Elam shares a glimpse backstage.

A Typical Hair Day on Set

A typical hair day is a marathon of creating styles. While we are designing the actors looks, executing hair changes through the day, and staying on top of their upkeep on set, we are also wig shopping and designing the next episode. We had an episode where waterfalls of gushing water fell on different actors. We had to shoot everything with their hair dry so...
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New Looks from the UK

Do You Dare?
Inspired by British fashion campaigns, these new looks by the Ken Picton Art Team are raw but beautiful at the same time. An eclectic mix of off-the-street models offer an ultra real, rather than super polished, vibe. From super short buzz cuts to shaggy lengths and floppy curls to flicky finishes, this series of undone coifs is a glimpse into the shape of hair fashion to come. Who better than the Brits to make what was old, new again, and what's new, so very fresh, and so touchably real.

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Best Rollers for Your Curl


Roll With It

There are different rollers for all types of curl and wave, as well as for adding body and lift. To help sort out what to use and when, here are our suggestions for achieving the desired amount of bend, wave or volume.

In General

Before discussing the types of rollers, let’s visit a few roller basics


1. The roller size will determine how much curl, bend, wave or volume you will get. Just keep in mind, the smaller the roller, the tighter the curl. The length of your hair and the size of the section will also come into play. The longer or thicker your hair is, or the thicker the section of hair being curled, the looser the curl will be.


2. Wrap the section of hair tightly and securely around the roller, as tension creates a good curl.


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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Best Thermal Protectants



Best Thermal Protectants

We all have a love affair with our heated styling irons and certainly can’t imagine life without our blow dryers, however, these much-needed tools do take a toll on our precious strands. That's where thermal protectants come in. With ingredients that form a thin film on the surface of the hair, thermal protectants work to help protect hair against heat and UV damage. Although the only true way to protect hair from damage is to cover up completely when outdoors and to avoid heated tools entirely, we all know that beauty and the desire for seriously styled strands will win out every time.

Click here for a few thermal hair heroes to offer some serious styling safeguards....

Spring Fling Giveaway




Amika Spring Fling Giveaway

What better way to kick off the new season than a giveaway? A $165 retail value, this Amika style-happy prize package features the following must-have hair products...

The Wizard Primer
The ultimate multi-tasker, Amika's The Wizard will not only cut down on blow dry time, but will protect against thermal damage, detangle, nourish, smooth, soften, and add shine. This multi-benefit, nutrient-packed formula is weightless in hair, creating a perfect foundation for all types and textures. 4 oz - $24

The Shield Style Extending Spray
The Amika Shield Style Extending Spray is powered by an advanced encapsulating technology, that delivers sub-micron spheres into hairs’ cuticle to form an invisible anti-frizz, anti-humidity shield. The best defense is a controlled, time-release formula that maintains this barrier to defend hair against frizz, dulling and dirtying pollution. Your smooth, frizz-free style will stay intact for over 24 hours. Formulated with antioxidant-rich Sea Buckthorn Berry to nourish hair and defend against color oxidation, while UV filters guard from color-zapping UV rays. The heat-activated spray provides a weightless layer of thermal heat defense up to 450°F. 5.3 oz $24


Perk Up Dry Shampoo
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo is your secret weapon to maintaining your style. Enriched with natural rice starch, which immediately works to absorb excess oils, Perk Up Dry Shampoo is formulated without aluminum starch or telltale, chalky talc. Whether you’re in need of a quick no-wash cleanse or an extra boost of volume, a swift mist of this Sea Buckthorn Berry-infused formula leaves hair soft and refreshed, while a spray to the roots adds instant amplification. Color-free; no harmful ingredients; no dreaded dusty residue; just naturally revitalized hair. 5.3 oz $24

Silken Up Dry Conditioner
Amika Silken Up Dry Conditioner weightlessly conditions tresses with an antioxidant-packed, dry formulation that will never dampen a style. Softness and glossy sheen is restored, static is cut and tresses detangled. Use on clean hair for lightweight nourishment and silkiness or use on second day hair for a freshly washed look and feel. 5.3 oz $24

Perfect Body Mousse
Achieve the perfect body with this bodifying mousse that plumps hair for a fuller look and feel. The cushiony, whipped formula makes it easy to apply, and contains shaping polymers that provide long-lasting hold without collapsing. Obliphica Extract keeps hair soft and weightless without becoming stiff and crunchy. Appropriate for all hair types and textures, especially fine hair. 8.5 oz $24

Mighty Mini Titanium Styler
Mighty Mini Titanium Styler, perfect for on the go styling – all fit within a coordinating pink pouch. $40

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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. 

Summer Ready Hair & Makeup

Summer Beauty is Coming!

Rejoice! Warm weather is finally here, which means it’s time to prep your must-have summer beauty looks. From glowing skin to protected tresses, Palladio Beauty and Keratin Complex has everything you need to have fun in the sun! 


Bathing Beauty

Give your skin a subtle shimmer for outdoor parties with Palladio’s I’m Glowing Creamy Stick Luminizer ($8) and make your eyes POP with their Crushed Metallic Eyeshadow ($6.50). Spend less time inside watching tutorials on how to do two-toned lips and more time outside thanks to Palladio’s Ombre 2-in-1 Lip Colors ($8). And get the sun-kissed skin you want without having to lay out all day with Matte Bronzer ($10), that comes in three different shades.



Prevent and Protect 

The intense heat and damage from the sun can cause your hair to lose moisture, so turn to Thermo-Shine Thermal Protectant Mist ($21) to protect hair from damaging UV rays. The Intense Rx® Interactive Repair Serum ($41) will also come in hand for restoring elasticity, reducing breakage, and rebuilding your hair’s strength all in just one application! And protect your hair color with the Timeless Color Fade Defy Shampoo ($25) and Conditioner ($25)




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.