Wednesday, July 27, 2011

fake GREAT HAIR

THE SAYING “FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT” 
can work wonders on unwashed, untrimmed, unruly hair. 
Beyond what we've told you at least a zillion times before—to use a rich conditioner regularly and have your hair trimmed regularly— here are the top tips for faking healthy hair till you make it truly healthy again...

1. Split ends are a dead giveaway of damage. To mend them temporarily, rub a dab of non-liquidy styling cream between your fingers and pinch it over frayed pieces. If you don't have any, conditioner will work, but only use the teeniest-tiniest dab or your ends will look stringy.

2. When your roots are oily and there's no time to shower, nothing sops up the sebum as well as dry shampoo. Powders are less sticky and a bit easier to apply than sprays, but they can result in white patches on your scalp. To ensure an even application, sprinkle the powder onto a fine-tooth comb, then rake it through your roots. 
{Try Kevin.Murphy's Fresh Hair available at Mana}

3. If you have broken hairs around your hairline, get a fringe. They also make fine hair look fuller. Just be sure to ask your stylist for a thick, not wispy, set.

4. Flatten out flyaways: Mist a little hair spray between your palms or onto a clean toothbrush, then smooth over. The result won't be as greasy as with a cream or serum, especially if your hair is fine. For really stubborn strands, add a second layer of spray and blow-dry flat on low speed.

5. A glossing treatment leaves hair with the kind of luster you see in shampoo ads—and lasts longer than ordinary shine spray (through several shampoos versus several hours). Bonus: It also helps camouflage gray roots and fading highlights.
{Call 8919 0146 to make an appointment}

Monday, July 25, 2011

update your HAIR COLOUR

SUPER-LIGHT HIGHLIGHTS THAT LOOK PERFECT IN SUMMER
can highlight the wrong things in the winter—like an ashy, pallid complexion. The same thing if your hair is too-dark... 
Never fear, here's how winterize your hair colour:
If you're blonde, go more golden and less beige, and ask your colourist to weave both highlights and lowlights throughout your hair for a warmer look.
Light brunettes should consider deepening their hair to a warm chestnut color; dark brunettes, a deep chocolate hue. For both, be sure to ask your colourist for a multidimensional look. If you want highlights, ask for face-framing balayage ones—these hand-painted pieces tend to look more natural on dark hair than do foil streaks.
Amp up red hair with a copper or deep auburn tone—anything but bluish or burgundy, which looks fake. Because red fades quickly, top the colour with a clear glaze to seal it.
Don't go more than two shades lighter or darker—dramatic shaes can look severe against pale winter skin.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

short CHANGE

IF YOU'VE BEEN TOYING WITH THE IDEA OF CUTTING YOUR HAIR SHORT, 
here’s a few things to consider before you go for the chop...
1. Think about it; sleep on it; and think about it some more - don’t ever let stress or a pushy hairdresser make you cut your hair when you’re not entirely sure about it.
2. Have a consultation with your hairdresser - that way there’s no risk, no pressure and no cost. Take a few pictures of your dream style and tell your hairdresser what you want from the new cut, like if you wish it to be low maintenance.
3. When you make the final decision, don’t look. When your hairdresser starts the big chop, ask to face away from the mirror - it will help you to stop freaking out.
4. Revel in your new sexy look - and if you think you’ve made a huge mistake, just keep reminding yourself that it will grow back, thicker and healthier.

Monday, July 18, 2011

break out of A HAIR RUT

HANGING ON TO AN OLD CUT OR COLOUR?
Here's how to break-free...
BOND WITH YOUR HAIRDRESSER
Book a consultation with a recommended hairdresser before making any drastic decisions. Listen to the stylist’s recommendations and see if you’re comfortable with him/her before making an appointment. Remember you’re in control, so don’t get talked into anything you don’t want. Also take into account the hairdresser's own hair, it's a good indication of the result you'll achieve.
TAKE PICTURES OF STYLES YOU LIKE
Look for pictures of models or celebrities with similar bone structure and be realistic, if the model or celeb has small features and long hair, and you have strong features and short hair, the style isn’t going to work.
UPDATE LONG HAIR
If you’ve had long hair forever, have a few centimetres snipped off - long hair can drag down your features. Having layers or a fringe cut, or a halo-colouring effect, can lift features and instantly take years off.
STILL WALKING ON THE DARK SIDE?
As you get older, black or dark brown hair starts to throw unflattering shades on your face. You can still have dark hair but update it with carefully placed highlights to soften the effect and break up any re-growth.
HIGHLIGHT OVERKILL
A build-up of highlights ends up looking one-dimensional and can make hair look thinner. Adding depth cleans up skin tones and creates different textures so light will bounce off the hair. The result is child-like - youthful hair.
DON’T FALL INTO A ROUTINE
Once you’ve found a good hairdresser don’t allow them to fall into a routine. Encourage them to try subtle changes to keep you both interested - and your hair interesting.

Call Mana for more expert advice ~ or to make an appointment 
~ 02. 8919 0146

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

spring/summer BASSIKE

THE NEW SPRING/SUMMER BASSIKE COLLECTION
is now ready...
CLICK HERE to start shopping online!

second-day HAIR

THE PERFECT STYLE FOR SECOND-DAY {OR KINDA DIRTY} HAIR...
 Rather than smoothing over your flat strands with your hair straightener, grab sections of hair and twist them, then iron over the twists ~ to create a slightly rougher wave.
Finish by back-combing the roots of the hair at the crown for volume, then mist with hairspray to keep this second-day sensation in place.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

trend: THE BALLERINA BUN

IF YOU LIKE THE BALLERINA BUN
but everytime you try to do it, it falls flat!
Here's the how-to-guide...


Monday, July 11, 2011

frizz FIGHTERS

OUR TOP 5 TIPS TO HELP YOU FIGHT FRIZZ...

1. STAY HYDRATED. Frizz occurs when dry hair absorbs water from the air, but cream-based moisturizing shampoo and conditioner can prevent it—just be sure to rinse well so hair doesn't look dull or greasy. And lather up only a few times a week: the natural oils that accumulate in the meantime are good frizz-fighters.

2. DRY THE RIGHT WAY. To keep waves smooth, apply styling lotion to damp hair, then let it air-dry—and resist the urge to tousle. The more you put your hands through it, the more likely you are to create frizz. To make straight hair sleek, point the dryer toward the ends— going against the grain, even a little, can cause frizz. And keep blow-drying until every bit of dampness is gone.

3. COAT WITH CAUTION. Use silicone drops or spray to combat frizz, but don't overdose. Apply a drop or spritz to your palms first, then rub them together and pat them over frizz, starting at the ends and working toward the crown (you can always add more later).

4. OIL WELL. To further ward off frizz, give your hair a twice-weekly oil treatment. Work about a tablespoon through dry hair, first with your hands, then with a synthetic-bristle paddle brush. Leave it on for as long as possible before shampooing as usual; even five to ten minutes helps.

5. CUT AND COLOUR CORRECTLY. Avoid overlayering, which makes short pieces stick out and get fuzzy. If you have coarse or curly hair, stay away from razor cuts, as they rough up the cuticle and exacerbate frizz. By contrast, nearly blunt cuts can help weigh down frizz. As for colour, steer clear of a full head of highlights or a solid blonde: bleaching deteriorates the outer layer of the hair, making it coarser and frizzier.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

happy WEEKEND

 HAPPY WEEKEND...
wishing you a 'colourful' couple of days!
Love the Mana girls
x

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

smooth MOVE

IF YOU'RE PLANNING ON BEING OUTSIDE...
or at the beach, for an extended period of time, 
embrace the weather, don't fear it. 
But do work a dollop of foundation-building mousse into damp strands before styling. The protein-rich formulas will bulk up the hair shaft and prevent your look from falling flat. 
Tr├Ęs magnifique!

Monday, July 4, 2011

hair ICON

GISELLE...
would have to have the most-lusted after hair!
: )
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