Tuesday, February 28, 2012

hair inspiration: MICHAEL KORS FALL 2012

LOVING THIS UNCOMPLICATED BUN AT MICHAEL KORS FALL 2012...
TO DIY: Rake your fingers through your hair and secure with an elastic band at the nape of your neck. Wind the ponytail into a knot and pin the style into place, leaving the ends out.
{Source: Allure}

Monday, February 27, 2012

bridal hair INSPIRATION


FOR MORE BRIDAL HAIR IDEAS
call Mana 02. 8919 0146 to make an appointment

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

fashion week trend: THE WRAP PONYTAIL

ANOTHER EASY-TO-COPY TREND FROM FASHION WEEK ~
the 'wrap ponytail' which debuted at Tracey Reese's Fall 2012 show just recently... 

 Here are tips to recreate these ponies from the runway: 

 1. Apply a root-boost spray and mousse, then rough-dry hair for tons of texture. 

 2. Back-comb your roots to add lift and set with hairspray. 

 3. Curl random sections with a small (1 3/4-inch) curling iron, leaving the ends straight. Mist lightly with dry shampoo to give hair a matte finish. 

 4. Gather a small centre section and fasten at your nape into a low ponytail. 

 5. Take the remaining hair and twist both sides back and fasten with hairpins into a low ponytail, wrapping the base of the pony with hair. 

 6. Leave face-framing strands loose and tuck some behind your ears for a messy, touchable look.

Perfect for every day or for a special occasion, like a wedding!

Monday, February 20, 2012

fashion week trend: THE WET LOOK

WE'RE LOVING THIS TREND RECENTLY SPOTTED ON THE CATWALK...
SLEEK, high-shine ponytails at Donna Karan Collection, damp tousled waves at Alexander Wang and product-soaked chignons at Chanel - wet-look hair was one of spring/summer 2012's biggest beauty trends. 

 From a touch of gloss at Giambattista Valli to slick wet roots at Mugler, products were used liberally for high-shine finishes. So, whether you're looking to update your ponytail or discover a new way to wear your chignon, take inspiration from spring's best wet-look hairstyles.

{Source: Vogue}

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

colour inspiration: ALEXA'S OMBRE HIGHLIGHTS

WE'RE LOVING ALEXA'S COLOUR... 
 At the ELLE Style Awards in London, she showed off her pitch-perfect, ombre highlights. The colour melts seamlessly from her warm brown bangs to her caramel tips. Her strands' soft, bouncy but still slightly undone texture compliments the look. 

If you’re considering ombre highlights, take your cue from Chung and keep the flow organic: Avoid a drastic shift in color halfway down the hair shaft. The great thing about this style is its surprisingly low maintenance—root touch-ups are few and far between.

Want colour like Alexa? Call Mana 8919 0146 to make an appointment!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

trend alert: THE LOOP

THIS STYLE {STRAIGHT FROM THE CATWALK} IS SO SIMPLE AND ELEGANT...
These low loops have been big at all the Fall Fashion Week shows ~ and although they may have appeared effortless, they were also pretty and polished—the definition of a good hairstyle. 

TO DIY: Rake Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream through dampened hair (to tame frizz and smooth strands) and blow dry hair. Create a centre part, then scrape your hair into a low ponytail, only taking the tail halfway through the elastic, finishing it off with a piece of hair wrapped around the band. Finally tug on the outer edges of the loop, forming a triangular shape.

Gorgeous!

{Source: Allure}

Monday, February 13, 2012

time to TOUSLE

ANYONE CAN CURL HAIR, IT'S CREATING A MUSSED-UP, NO-FUSS, TOUSLED LOOK THAT THE TRICK...
Kevin Murphy, star stylist and creator of Kevin.Murphy hair products explains 
how all hair types can ‘tousle’… 

 NATURALLY WAVY HAIR Wash hair and sleep on it to create gentle waves and settle frizz. If you need extra lift the next morning, dab a volumiser onto the root area or a product designed to enhance wavy hair to the mid-lengths. Then take random chunks of hair near the face and wrap it around a curling iron to create different waves. Wind the hair away from your hairline so it falls on the face with height. 

FINE, STRAIGHT HAIR Apply a volumising mousse and blow-dry hair upside down to give volume, then toss hair back and apply an oil-free forming cream. Using small-sized hot rollers, wind hair around and under the roller. Remove rollers when they have completely cooled down. Don’t touch your hair until it’s cool, even if the curls seem poodle-like, they will relax. This process helps the style last, if you touch it too early it will become limp. To maintain curls, mist with a little aerosol spray. 

 COURSE, STRAIGHT HAIR The best way to achieve waves for this hair type is to start with a layered cut, especially around the face. Apply a gel or mousse to wet hair and wind hair down and under regular size Velcro rollers. Allow hair to dry naturally for 15 minutes then blow-dry for five minutes. Leave to cool, then take out rollers to release bouncy curls. Use a hot iron curler to enhance tendrils around the face. 

 CURLY HAIR After washing, apply a straightening balm and blow-dry. Brush completely dry hair for five minutes to smooth and pin it back into a bun. Use bobby pins, as an elastic band will leave an indentation. This stretches the curl out and eliminates frizz. Leave hair as long as you can, the longer, the better. Finish by wrapping random sections around a curling iron to create a few well-defined waves.

{Kevin. Murphy products are available at Mana}

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

hair MOVEMENT

INSIDER INFO...
Hair that has movement, and doesn't fall flat, makes you look younger because it creates the illusion 
of high cheekbones and eyes that are awake.

 Here's how to get 'movement' in your hair at home...
When hair is damp, flip your head upside down, spray a texturiser on palms, and rake fingers through roots, lifting hair away from your scalp as you blow-dry. When only your roots are dry, flip upright and you'll see instant volume. Then, as you dry the rest of your hair, stretch out strands with a nylon-bristle brush—follow through from root to tip, flicking ends upward to add subtle curve. 

Extra tip: Blow-drying small sections of hair lets you extend strands more efficiently.

To get movement in your hair at the salon,
call Mana 8919 0146 to make an appointment

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

masterclass with KEVIN.MURPHY

MANA STOCKS KEVIN.MURPHY PRODUCTS...
for more details ~ or to make an appointment ~
call Mana on 02 8919 0146
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