Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

hair trend: CAROLINA HERRERA NY FASHION WEEK

LOVING THE HAIR @
Carolina Herrera's New York Fashion Week SS12 collection!
Key artist: Orlando Pita for Orlo Salon using Moroccanoil 
The Look: A graceful looped ponytail to compliment the elegant look of Carolina's designs. Hair was shaped into a triangular form and balanced with a wide wrap of hair at the nape of the neck. The hair was parted in the middle with loose soft strands falling naturally around the ear.

Monday, September 26, 2011

pony{tail}s on PARADE

PONYTAILS WERE A HUGE TREND AT FASHION WEEK...
From Valentino with its chic ponytail, to Gucci with it's frizzy hair with feather details, or Balmain with a low ponytail, to Proenza with a messy version and Dries Van Noten with its gold band detail... 
the classic ponytail, with a twist, is the look this year! 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

behind the scenes: SASS & BIDE

A SNEEK PEEK LOOK @
sass & bide Spring/Summer 2012 at the Royal Opera House in London on Friday.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

hair trend: THE SILVER BARETTE

ONE OF THE BIGBEST HAIR ACCESSORIES AT NY FASHION WEEK IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE CHEAPEST...
The simple silver barette!  {Yes, the silver barette you can get from the chemist for about $4!}
 It's showed up at Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection and looked amazing...
It is the perfect accessory to update the understated ponytail and so simple to use!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

bumped-up ponytail ON PARADE


LOVING THE BUMPED-UP PONYTAIL 
at Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2012 show... it's the perfect way to update your hair for Spring/Summer!
The equestrian-inspired ponytail was created to be full and straight with lots of movement. The hair was prepped the hair with a volumising serum to get a sleek look through the crown, then the ponytail was teased in sections using a Mason Pearson brush, which has fine and thick bristles. One last brushing along the crown and over the outside of the ponytail gave the whole hairstyle a smooth look. The finished ponytail was so voluminous, you would have sworn hair extensions were used (but they weren't) and it bounced along the model's shoulders as they walked along the catwalk {as you can see above}!

Monday, September 12, 2011

hair TLC

BREAK BAD HAIR HABITS – before they break your hair... 
Here are the main offenders: 

1. THE TOWEL TURBAN: Wearing a towel turban to dry your hair can cause the hairs around your hairline to snap and break. Instead, wrap the length of your hair in a towel and twist it gently. If you have short hair, blot it dry. 

 2. TAKING LONG SHOWERS: Staying under hot water for five minutes or more makes your cuticles open, making your hair weak and more vulnerable. 

 3. SLEEPING ON A ROUGH PILLOWCASE: Coarse cotton pillowcases can cause friction which damages fragile hair. Sleeping on a satin or super-fine cotton pillowcase can help prevent damage.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

color.bug COMING SOON...


KEVIN.MURPHY'S COLOR-BUG IS COMING SOON...
stay tuned and we'll let you know when it arrives!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

we're LOVING...

... ALEXA CHUNG IN AUSTRALIAN HARPERS BAZAAR
October 2011!

super-shiny HAIR SECRETS

NO MATTER WHAT YOUR HAIR TYPE OR TEXTURE 
you can have healthy-looking hair {yes, you can} by following these 'hair appropriate' shiny hair secrets... 

IF YOUR HAIR IS DAMAGED - improving its condition is the only way to make it look shinier. 
Here's how... 
* When hair is damp, apply leave-in conditioner to damaged areas. 
* Invest in a quality deep-conditioning treatment and use once a week. 
* Although blow-dryers and straightening irons may add to the damage, they're the only things that will make your hair look sleeker temporarily. Your hair needs heat to smooth the cuticle — these are the tools that can do it. Put the blow-dryer on a high setting and use an iron on hair ends. Apply drops of frizz-taming serum to dry hair. 
*
 IF YOUR HAIR IS SUPER-STRAIGHT - straight hair has great natural shine, because its flat cuticle is highly light-reflective. 
Here's how to boost that shine factor... 
* To get maximum shine, wash and condition your hair, then blast it with a cold-water rinse for about three seconds - this helps seal in conditioner, making hair easier to style and adds a ton of shine. 
* Blow-dry while brushing with a natural boar-bristle paddle brush. Apply a bit of light finishing serum to frizzy areas (like ends). Finish with shine-enhancing hairspray. 
*
 IF YOUR HAIR IS CURLY - curly hair tends to have more shine-reducing short pieces and split ends. This becomes really noticeable when it's blown straight. 
Here's a few tips to get the shine factor back... 
* Use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner and a straightening gel. Detangle with a wide-tooth comb. * As you blow-dry, wrap sections around a round brush to straighten. 
* Apply a finishing cream just below the roots to the ends. 
* To get super-glossy curls: After conditioning hair, don't rinse completely — leave a little in. Apply a gel to damp hair and twist sections around your fingers. 
Let hair dry naturally.

Monday, September 5, 2011

trend: HAIR FEATHERS

A LITTLE BIT BOHO, A LITTLE BIT RETRO ~
feather hair extensions are the latest huge hair trend...
Mana will be doing hair feathering v-soon 
~ so stay tuned!

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