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'Signature Straight' Hair Style Tutorial with John Frieda Frizz Ease


Finally - it's 80 degrees out! Well, technically not yet, but the forecast for metro Detroit today says 80 degrees, so I'm pretty excited. I'm a girl who loves the hot weather. I don't worry about humidity because I know I have the right hair products to ensure a good hair day no matter what the weather is!

Not just for the humid weather, but year round, I turn to John Frieda's Frizz Ease products to tame fly-aways and keep my hair from frizzing. One essential product for me is John Frieda's Straight Fixation styling cream. I use this daily to get my 'signature straight' hair style. Here are the steps I take to get this look:

Tools and products I use:
 - round brush 
 - clip(s)
 - comb
 - hair dryer 
 - flat iron
 - Straight Fixation styling cream
1 - Comb through clean hair with wide tooth comb and part your hair where it usually falls or off to the side. 
2 - Apply a dime size amount of Frizz Ease Straight Fixation to your hair and evenly distribute with a comb (use more or less depending on the thickness and length of hair)
3 - Divide your hair into sections with your clip(s) (I usually start with one side and section into 3 parts at a time)
4 - Use hair dryer and round brush to blow dry each section at a time. I use my brush to roll my hair straight out, away from my face, and then under, making sure the hair dryer stays pointed at the round brush and hair until the very end, so the ends are straight.
5 - After all the sections are done, I like to take the front chunk of my hair, on both sides of my part (maybe still a little damp), and blow dry it forward, and then re-part it. My hair dresser gave me this trick. It helps to give lift and body to the front portion of my hair, so it doesn't lay flat against my forehead. 
6 - When my hair is completely dry I go through the sections again (without clipping) with my flat iron. I don't use a very hot iron. I usually set my temperature to around 250-300 degrees. 
7 - Voila! My 'signature straight' hair style. 


Now that summer is creeping up, everyone should be armed with Frizz Ease products to help fight the humidity and frizz! Just because it’s summer it doesn’t mean you can’t wear your hair down and proud! Show off your fierce hairstyles on Instagram with the  #downfor30 hashtag for the chance to win an EPIC NYC adventure. Each post with the #downfor30 & #sweeps hashtag (up to one a day) earns you a chance to win.

The amazing prize package includes the following:
  • Round trip airfare for two (2) to NYC
  • Four (4) nights at the W Hotel Times Square
  • Breathtaking helicopter tour of Lady Liberty, whose newly-liberated locks are featured in our video: A Girl's Got to Be Free
  • Ground transportation via private sedan
  • Dinner at Stella 34 Trattoria with views of the Empire State Building
  • Brunch cruise for two (2) around Manhattan
  • Garment District Diva Trek for two (2)
  • Makeover at the John Frieda Salon
  • $750 cash to fund all your fun
  • A year of Frizz Ease® products so you can keep putting your fiercest hair forward


You can find more details about this contest, as well as down style inspirations, at www.neverpullback.com. Good luck!


Frizz-Ease believes that when you pull your hair back, you also pull yourself back. So we're challenging women everywhere to take on the world hair-first and wear their hair #downfor30 days straight with the help their favorite Frizz-Ease products. Join the movement at NeverPullBack.com.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by KAO via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of KAO.


Jose Eber Hair Tools - 25% off & Free Shipping


If you're looking to upgrade your hair tools Jose Eber is having a sale! To celebrate the Kentucky Derby, Jose Eber is offering 25% off online purchases. Use the code "josederby" when placing online orders and get 25% off and free shipping until May 19th. Happy Shopping!



L'Occitane Radiance & Color Care Mask

 I'm always on the hunt for a new hair conditioner. My hair has become so dry over the years. From highlights to sunlight, I'm not the nicest to my hair, so I like to invest in and try out new conditioners and hair treatments.

I received a sample of L'Occitane's Radiance & Color Care collection mask and love it! It's so creamy and rich and I love the way it soaks into my hair when I apply it in the shower. You're only suppose to use it once a week but I use it about two times a week and have loved the results. I apply this in the shower after shampooing and leave it on for as long as I can (I use a quarter size amount each use). It's the last thing I rinse before getting out of the shower. 

My hair is visibly softer and smoother when I use this mask. Even after blow drying and flat ironing my hair it still looks soft. My mom even asked 'what have you done differently with your hair?'! The mask has a light scent to it, with a hint of rose. 
Have you tried any of L'Occitane's hair care line yet? If so, what did you think?



Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.


Hairstyles on the Oscar's Red Carpet



Lots of old Hollywood glamour tonight! Adele was styled by Michael Ashton created a voluminous half-up do that complemented her class black Jenny Packham gown.

In order to recreate this look, follow these steps from Michael using products from John Frieda. 
1. Towel dry wet hair, removing excess moisture before working through the NEW Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray ($9.99 at drugstores) on mid-lengths and ends. 
2. Flip hair over with your head between your knees, blasting hot air down the hair shaft for instant lift at the roots and thickness through the rest of the hair. 
3. When hair is about 80% dry, flip your hair back over and take large sections, smoothing them with a medium sized round brush. Pay particular attention to the ends to ensure they are bouncy and luscious. 
4. Flip hair over with your head between your knees, blasting hot air down the hair shaft for instant lift at the roots and thickness through the rest of the hair. 
5. When hair is about 80% dry, flip your hair back over and take large sections, smoothing them with a medium sized round brush. Pay particular attention to the ends to ensure they are bouncy and luscious. 
6. Section the hair into quarters and apply a medium-large curling iron to each section to achieve a contemporary and feminine texture. Next set in hot rollers. Once cool, carefully brush through hair with a natural bristle brush. 
7. Continue for the remaining three sections, ensuring that as you have finished curling each section you pin it in a barrel curl using a sectioning clip while it cools and sets. 
8. After 5-10 minutes, remove the sectioning clips, gently tousle hair. Pull half of the hair back and tease at the crown, securing pieces together in the back of the head. Leave down two small sections of hair to frame the face. Mist Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray ($5.99 at drugstores) for a long-lasting finish.


 
Stacey Keibler's old Hollywood glamour look was styled by Robert Vetica, using Carol's Daughter products. He used the Monoi & Macadamia collections to create her loo

To get the look:
1 - Robert started out with wet hair, adding a few drops of the Carol’s Daughter Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum ($30) to give Stacy’s hair the strength and flexibility it needed for the initial blowdry.
2 - After blowdrying, Robert applied the Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Heat Protection Serum ($18) before curling her hair into loose waves and setting it with the Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Heat Styling Hair Spray ($17).
3 - Following, Robert brushed out Stacy’s curls and swept hair into a loose faux bob, finishing off the look with the Carol’s Daughter Finishing Shine Mist ($18) to give her hair a lasting, red-carpet shine.


Renee Zellweger was sytled by Robert Vetica using Wella Professionals

Hair Look:
The chignon is very classic, sophisticated chic, and red carpet elegant.

Step-By-Step Styling:
1.      First, wet hair was prepped with small amount of Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier ($16) Style Primer
2.      Then, section by section blow dry with a large round bristle brush and back comb each section lightly.
3.      Once the hair is completely dry, split into two pieces and tuck into a low chignon securing with bobby pins.
4.      Spray the pinned hair lightly with Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight ($13) to create shine.
5.      Finally, set the look with Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray ($15).


Va-va-voom Isla Fisher! She was styled by Marcus Francis using Wella Professionals too!

Inspiration:
Marcus explained “I wanted Isla's personality to really show by keeping her hair sleek and down, it made the look feel young, sexy, and fun, just like her. Having a no part half-up, half-down would help to modernize the hairstyle.”  A strapless dress doesn't always mean the hair must be worn up. In this case Isla showed off her red, shiny locks which really popped against her blue dress by wearing it down.

Step-By-Step Styling:
1.      From wet hair, apply Wella Professional Flowing Form Smoothing Balm ($14) section by section and blow dry with a medium size round brush.
2.      Create your part for the section you're pulling back by starting at the arch of each eyebrow, and continue back to the crown.
3.      Spray Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray ($14) before you flat iron each section from roots to ends.
4.      Secure the section pulled back by using a bobby pin on each side at the crown. Slide the pin underneath the top layer of the hair to anchor without slipping.
5.      Use a quarter size amount of Wella Professionals Mirror Polish Shine Serum ($16) and take through with your fingers to seal the ends and adding shine.
6.      Finally use Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray ($15) with focus at the front and section pulled back for added hold.

Images and press releases provided by Tractenberg & Co. & Devries Global


John Frieda Golden Globes Hair Styles

Photo credit: Tractenberg & Co.
Celebrity hairstylist Marcus Francis was inspired by Kerry Washington's sequined, structured gown. Here are the steps he took...

Step 1 – Prep
Spray Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight Semi-Permanent Styling Spray ($9.99 at drugstores), throughout wet hair and comb through to distribute the product evenly

Step 2 – Style
Blowdry hair straight. Take a flat iron and straighten hair section by section--the heat of flat iron will activate 3-Day Straight, to ensure sleek style that lasts all night long.

Step 3 – Perfect
Smooth Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème ($5.99) throughout hair to give a smooth, shiny finish.




Photo credit: abcnews.go.com
Celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler created Claire Danes' look. Taking inspiration from the Homeland actress' red-hot Versace gown, Butler gave Claire loose waves, likening her to a modern-day Jessica Rabbit. 


Step 1 – Prep
Blowdry hair with a large, round, boar bristle brush. Take a curling iron with a 1 1/2 inch barrel and start curling hair section by section. Set the curls with Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hairspray ($5.99 at drugstores).

 Step 2 – Style
To create the perfect wave, use a paddle brush to brush through curls. Apply Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème ($5.99 at drugstores) throughout the hair--it will soften hair and add shine while leaving the curls chunky and intact.

Step 3 – Perfect
Finish by adding a fine mist of Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray to lock in the style.




Kristen Stewart at Twilight Part 2 Premiere

Where are all of my Twilight fans at!? I read the entire series but I'm two movies behind. I plan on having a marathon movie night this weekend so I can go see the finale in theaters. 

The Twilight cast got spiffied up for the premiere, including the usual tom-boyish Kristen Stewart. I thought she looked stunning in her dress. It was see-thru, yes, but still had an elegance to it. I thought it gave her an 'elegant edge.' It could have been worse, she could have worn her Converse shoes...
Below is how you can get her Veronica Lake-inspired style with a modern, deconstructed twist, by Adir Abergal for Frederic Fekkai.

HOW TO:
  1. Begin by applying Fekkai COIFF Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel from roots to ends to create texture and memory.
  2. Next, hand-dry the hair until it is completely dry to enhance your natural texture and create volume before making a deep side part.
  3. After the part is created, take 1" sections of hair, spray them with Fekkai COIFF Sheer Hold Hairspray and curl them around a 1" barrel curling iron. Pin the curls in place and allow hair to cool. Continue this process around the entire head.
  4. Once you’ve finished curling your hair, gently brush out the curls with the Fekkai Classic Brush and apply Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream to the ends to create separation and give hair a high-shine effect.
  5. Add a modern twist and some edge to the style by slicking back one side of the hair and pinning it in place. Finish your style withFekkai COIFF Sheer Hold Hairspray to ensure for touchable hold. 
All products by Fekkai. Fekkai COIFF Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel ($25), Fekkai COIFF Sheer Hold Hair Spray ($23), Fekkai Classic Brush ($95) and Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream ($25). All products available at Fekkai.com, ULTA.com, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

*Photo compliments of Devries PR


Paul Mitchell Event at Caru Salon


I was a lucky girl and was able to participate in a Glamour event at Caru Salon in Hoboken NJ.  Glamour partnered with Paul Mitchell to help launch their new lines: Curls and Blonde. Of course, I was in it for the Blonde line. I’m already a huge fan of Paul Mitchell styling products and color, so I was excited to learn more about the Blonde line.

All of the bloggers who attended received a complimentary blowout from one of Caru’s talented and trendy stylists. I was paired with Andrea and couldn’t have been happier. She did an awesome job with my hair! After a shampoo and mini scalp massage, I gave her free reign over my hair and she decided to curl it after giving me a volume blowout. I was so happy with the way this turned out. I’ve always wanted to be able to try the ‘beach waves’ look and she showed me how I can achieve it at home with a curling iron and Paul Mitchell Curl products. Even if you have straight hair, you can use Paul Mitchell Curls line to achieve this look!

Caru Salon is definitely designed for the working woman, which I love. It’s right off the PATH train so it’s very easy to get to. They are open until 10pm at night (love) and are all about creating a relaxing environment and pampering experience for their clients (double love).  

We parted with fun goody bags filled with Paul Mitchell products and a surprise gift card from Caru Salon. I have been faithfully using the sample of Paul Mitchell’s Forever Blonde Dramatic Repair before blow-drying my hair to help keep moisture in my color treated hair. An added benefit to all Paul Mitchell products is that they smell great too!

I would definitely visit Caru again for a haircut or highlights. The staff is super friendly and talented, and I love that they use Paul Mitchell products! Many thanks to Kim at Fashionably Petite for being the hostess with the most-ess! 


Beautysets - Glamour & Paul Mitchell







Get the Look: Waterfall Braid

For those of you with long hair, I'm jealous you can try this out!



WATERFALL BRAID: HOW TO
1.       Strengthen, protect and repair hair prior to braiding by applying Joico Color Therapy Restorative Oil on wet hair.
2.       Dry hair as usual.
3.       Separate a section behind your left ear and start by dividing hair into an ordinary 3-strand braid.
4.       After 4 weaves, drop one strand and gather a new strand of hair that pulls the braid in the desired direction. Repeat until you achieve desired length.
5.       Secure with a clear hair elastic.
6.       Finish with Joico K-PAK Split End Mender for ends that look lush and hydrated.


Glee Gals Styles at SAG Awards


Did you enjoy watching the SAG red carpert last night? The best part is the celebrity styles! Suave Professionals Celebrity Sytlists styled both Dianna Agron and Jenna Ushkowitz. Read on to get their styles!

To recreate Dianna Agron’s chic updo at home, follow these simple tips from Jenny Cho, Suave Professionals Celebrity Stylist, and get your glam on:

“We wanted to merge the vintage and modern look together by doing a double knot in the back and sweeping the bangs to one side so you get a glimpse of the effortlessly undone ‘do from every angle” says Jenny Cho, Suave Professionals Celebrity Stylist.


1. Add texture to hair by adding Suave Professionals Volumizing Mousse to damp hair. You can be generous with the amount of product – in this case, more is better. Blow dry hair with fingers and a medium size round brush to smooth out the ends. Spray Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo all over, concentrating on the roots for extra texture.

2. Side part the hair with a tail comb and tease crown for a little extra volume. Apply Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream to hands and split the hair down the center into two sections. Tie a knot as if you're tying a bow and secure the first knot with bobby pins and u-pins. Make another knot right under the first, so it's double knotted, and secure with more pins. Leave the ends out to give it the undone finish.

3. Sculpt the front by adding more anti-frizz cream and mold the fringe to frame the face. Leave a piece out on one side to add a touch of looseness.

4. Finish the look with Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Lightweight Hold Hairspray for a natural, movable finish.





Theodore Leaf, Suave Professionals Celebrity Stylist, worked his magic on Jenna Ushkowitz, creating an elegant updo. Follow his tips to make Jenna’s look your own:

“We wanted to pull Jenna’s hair back to showcase her show stopping necklace! We decided on an elegant updo with lots of volume and face-framing pieces to give it a soft texture” says Theodore Leaf, Suave Professionals Celebrity Stylist.

1. To achieve this soft beautiful texture, start with dry hair and an off center part, then section starting at the bottom.

2. Next take a two-inch section of hair and spray with Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. Using a small 1 inch flatiron, wrap the hair around the iron starting midway down the hair, creating a wave. Finish by flat ironing the ends straight to keep the look natural.

3. Spray the roots at the crown with hairspray and tease to create a cushion. Take a small section and smooth over the cushion for a perfect shape.

4. Finally, take several large bobby pins and pin the ends up to the base to create the soft shape, criss-crossing the bobby pins to secure. Take a few pieces of hair out to frame the face and apply a mist of hairspray to keep everything in place.

All Suave Professionals products mentioned are MSRP $1.92-$3.99 (depending on size). Suave Professionals products are available at drugstores, mass merchandisers and supermarkets nationwide. Please let me know if you’d images of any of the above mentioned products.

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Recreate Sandra Bullock's Award Winning Hair


“Sandra Bullock’s sleek, shiny hair looks absolutely incredible! I love the sleek lines, including the curved part. Ultra modern and ultra glamorous!”

- Michael Shaun Corby, Global Creative Director for Alterna

Key Products

Caviar Anti-Aging Radiant Smoothing Lotion

This unique styling lotion shields hair from thermal styling with Rhodiola Extract and provides strong frizz and humidity protection. This blowout secret weapon leaves hair with a radiant, smooth finish.

Caviar Anti-Aging Polishing Serum

This light serum reduces frizz and mends split ends without weighing down the hair. The innovative formula polishes the hair using smart silicones that never cause greasy or flat locks. Smooth on any finished style for shiny, smooth perfection.

Get this look!

· Apply Alterna’s Caviar Radiant Smoothing Lotion to damp hair and brush through

· Create a curved side part right above the eyebrow arch

· Blow-dry hair straight using a medium-barrel round brush

· Using a medium-barrel curling iron, curl the ends of the hair only halfway up the hair

· Once all ends are curled, lightly brush through the curls to create a smooth wave

· Work a small amount of Alterna’s Caviar Polishing Serum into the hair for extra shine and to smooth all frizz