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A Braid We Can Do On Our Own

Ok, ladies, for those of us who love braids, but have difficulty doing them. This tutorial will help create that ultimate braid!

Braid How-To: Lipstick.com.

Hair Care Spotlight: Mason Pearson

Source: Mason Pearson

Source: Mason Pearson

So, I’ve been eyeing the Mason Pearson brushes for quite some time and have finally decided to take the plunge and purchase one. Mason Pearson  is the enviable founder of the hand made rubber-cushion hairbrush. It was originally created in London in 1885 and  Mason Pearson invented an automatic brush-boring machine to speedup the process of brush making. That same year he created the famous “pneumatic” rubber-cushion hairbrush. The technique was further improved but much was still done by hand.

After his death, his widow continued the business and was handed down to the next generation. Now, the focus is on the original idea of the rubber-cushion hairbrush. Still made similar to the original 1885 model and with improvements of the fully developed models of the 1920′s. With the product staying the same and model names of the brushes still being Large Extra, Small Extra, Popular and Junior.

Although a little more costly than your average brush, Mason Pearson brushes stand out for several reasons and it’s rare that another brush is in the same class. The rubber-cushion pad is made by hand and allows for effective and efficient brushing, but most of all it massages the scalp. The “Child” brush is designed to get a child used to hair brushing, since the scalp of a child is more sensitive than an adult.

Although the material in this particular brush is designed for people who have thinning or very fine hair. It’s the ultimate brush for this issue because it stimulates the scalp. It’s also good for men who are thinning on top.

Each pads are selected for the type of hair to be brushed, but generally follow as:

Pure Bristle brushes: For fine to normal hair, fine long hair.

The Models: Large Extra, Small Extra, Handy Bristle and Pocket Bristle.

The Sensitive models are for very fine or thinning hair.
The Child’s model for children aged between 3 and 6 years

Source: Mason Pearson

Source: Mason Pearson

Bristle & Nylon Mixture brushes: For normal and short thick hair.
The models: Popular, Junior, Handy Bristle & Nylon and Pocket Bristle & Nylon.

Source: Mason Pearson

Source: Mason Pearson

All Nylon brushes: For very thick hair
The models: Universal, Handy Nylon (Detangler) and Pocket Bristle and Nylon

Source: Mason Pearson

Source: Mason Pearson

Long Hair:
Usually, the longer the hair the bigger the brush required. But, if you’re more comfortable with a smaller brush, you can always switch to use a smaller mixture model instead of a larger pure bristle one.

Source: Mason Pearson

Source: Mason Pearson

All in all, if you’re looking for a brush that lasts and is made with the best service, then a Mason Pearson brush is the brush for you. The product can be found at:

Nordstom.comBeauty.com, and J Crew.com

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Blow Out Delivery Service

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I am addicted to blow outs and if I could, I would get a fresh one everyday, but that would get quite expensive. So for those of you who are addicts like me, there is a new app called Glamsquad, which would make it sooo easy for those of us who are in a pickle and need that fix. From what I understand, the app brings a trained professional to your door in less than an hour. Oh, Oh, get this too, in addition to doing that magnificent blow out they do other services as well for your hair such as braids, up do’s and more, just choose from the menu what you want. Its as easy as 1, 2, 3, download the Glamsquad free app, choose the date, time and location of the appointment! This ladies could be real trouble for those of us who love blowouts.

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The Elements of Gold

There are so many ways to wear gold as an accent during the holidays and especially for New Years Eve. Gold accents in makeup, skin and the hair can really add a special touch that will bring out say… your eyes. Below are some really great tips that will have you sparkling and shining…..

FOR THE SKIN:

Using an enhancing powder for your body or face will give a subtle little glow and sparkle, but be sure not to use anything that has too much of gold specks, make sure is light and airy. Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer in Gold, and my choice of which I most definitely am trying is Marc Jacobs Beauty Lightshow Luminizing Powder, and for an all over body glow try Edward Bess All Over Seduction in Afterglow.

Photo Courtesy: Clé de Peau

Photo Courtesy: Clé de Peau

Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer $95 Neimanmarcus.com

Photo Courtesy: Marc Jacobs Beauty

Photo Courtesy: Marc Jacobs Beauty

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lightshow Luminizing Powder $59 Sephora.com

Photo Courtesy: Edward Bess

Photo Courtesy: Edward Bess

Edward Bess All Over Seduction $38 Sephora.com

For The Eyes:

Other than the lips, the eyes are the first thing that someone looks at on your face and for special events and parties. When using eyeshadows try using my favorite MAC Cosmetics Nocturnals Pigments and Colors, this will make your eyes pop. For that extra mile, try Kre-At 24 Karat Gold Lashes

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MAC Cosmetics Pigment in Gold $21 maccosmetics.com

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Kre-At 24 Karat Gold Lashes $295 Barneys.com

For The Hair:

If you want to be the belle of the party and really get them staring, try Oribe 24 -Karat Gold Pomade. Use to sleek back your ponytail and add some sparkle or use on a side swept bang.

Photo Courtesy: Oribe

Photo Courtesy: Oribe

Oribe 24 Karat Gold Pomade $49 Neimanmarcus.com or if you’re in the Roseville Ca area Nevaeh Salon and Spa has the full line of Oribe products

Nails:

The nails are definitely a statement maker and when you make your rounds at your party or event, go ahead, show off your nails girl! You’ll be the envy of the party.

Photo Courtesy: Dior

Photo Courtesy: Dior

Dior Sparkling “Nail Powders” Set $48 Nordstrom.com

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Formula X For Sephora in Holiday Ornament $14 Sephora.com

So there you go so your fabulous must have gold elements, I don’t know about you but I’m making a bee line to these stores to buy them all!

TA TA!!

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Divine Hair For Parties

Ladies, here are some perfect party hair ideas to get you excited. From a slicked back look to a romantic look, either way you’ll find them all hard to resist.

Try a dramatic sleek and polished look
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I just love this look, it’s a classy, chic, yet easy look to obtain on your own.

A tousled, loose wave maybe?
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This is a great look more of a classier affair

Big curls! Yes!
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This look is hot for a cocktail party

Shall we do a side ponytail or romantic braid?
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The side pony tail is always a no brainer hairstyle and the braid is just a look we can always go to for a change.

A messy bun or a great up do…
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Two more great looks for a Christmas cocktail party or New Year’s Eve

Bad Hair Day

Have you ever worn your hair in a style that just didn’t fit your face shape? I love to wear my hair in a bun, but just realized the other day that the bun just does not not look good with my face shape. That sure did burst my bubble, what have I been thinking and doing this whole time? So, what do I did I do? I recruited the help of Monice Lopez at Nevaeh Salon, Boutique and spa in Roseville CA to help me find an up do hairstyle that suited my face other than the bun that I love so much. What I didn’t know, was that because I have an oval face shape and my forehead is a little more pronounced, by wearing the bun creates more of that widening of the face and just exposes it more. Monice told me that by wearing my bangs a little to the side and covering up my ears a little can slim and soften my face. So, what we decided to do was a side bun with my bangs swept to the side. She used their amazing new product line Oribe, which I have been dying to try. They are one of two local salons that is carrying these amazing hair products. Oribe, the “hair maestro” is widely known in the fashion world as the legend of runway hair. He has done runway shows from Chanel to top models such as Naomi Campbell to magazines such as Vogue. Oribe has perfected his products by have 5 manufactures for each of his products he carries. All of his hair care products are lightweight and leave no residue, not to mention they smell awesome. Monice started out by washing my hair with Oribe’s shampoo and conditioner, then used the Foundation Mist which is a heat protector and a leave in conditioner. To cut down on blow dry time she used and to help smooth my hair, she used the Royal Blow Out. Since I like to have my hair parted down the middle when I wear it down, she gave me a tip to off center the part to also aide in keeping the size of my face down. The end result was a great side bun that made me feel good for the first time about how my face looked. What I think I loved most was how informative Monice was about hairstyles that suit not only my face shape but others as well. She not only offered me other tips into softening my face but knew so much about the Oribe product line. I suggest that if you ever feel or think that maybe you’re not getting the most out of your current hairstyle, contact your stylist, or if you’re in the Roseville CA area, contact Monice at Nevaeh.comand to also find out more about the Oribe hair products check out Oribe.com

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Before

After

After

side view

side view

Back View

Back View

Monice

Monice

source oribe.com Hair by Oribe

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Hair by Oribe

source oribe.com foundation mist

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foundation mist

source oribe.com royal blow out

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royal blow out

Latest hair trend: The Segmented Ponytail

A new hair trend is sweeping the nation and it’s called the segmented ponytail. I remember wearing this trend when I was a kid back in the late 70′s early 80′s. But now it’s done with such flair and has been made so fashionable by Khloé Kardashian Heidi Klume and others. I love how it can be worn into two messy segmented ponytails or into one. I also love how it can be dressed up or down. Isn’t it so funny how hair trends from the past still make their way back into full circle eventually? With so many more hair trends sure to come, be quick with this one because I guarantee you this one is going to hit hard and leave as quick as it came.

Source: Glamour.com

Source: Glamour.com

Khloe Kardashian
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Source: glamour.com

Heidi Klume
Source: Hanneli Mustaparta

Source: Glamour.com

Hanneli Mustaparta
Source: glamour.com

Source: glamour.com

Nina Dobrev

Tips to an amazing blow out

I know I’m not the only one who finds it hard to get the perfect salon blow out at home. I wish I knew how to use the round brush and just roll and blow dry away, but I don’t. Nordstrom has a style bar that houses an Anastasia Brow Bar, manicure and pedicure bar and a blow out bar by Blow of New York. They have been featured in Elle Magazine and others. So I decided to give it a try since I needed a wash anyway. Monica was my stylist and was telling me that Blow specializes in blow outs and that I would be hooked. I asked the steps of how they obtain the perfect blow out with volume and softness.

Step 1. She started with the wash using the Blow shampoo and conditioner products.
Step 2. After washing, she used ready set blow express blow dry lotion by Blow Pro to prep for the blow dry

Photo: Blow

Photo: Blow


Step 3. She then sectioned my hair into 12 by twisting and clipping
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Step 4. Each section was taken one by one by using a boar bristle round brush and dryed one by one
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Step 5. After each section was dryed, she then rolled it back up and pinned it
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Step 6. Once all the sections are dryed, she then took each part out and this is the end result
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I wanted an updo braid, but I had to show off the amazing blow out, so I opted for 2 braids along each side and pinned.
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So, Monica was right, I am hooked. This is whole heartedly, the best blow out I’ve had in a while. I have several appointments booked in advanced now. If you’re ever in New York go to Blow or if your local Nordstrom has the style bar, you must try it.

The Hair Saviour

Image courtesy of  Phylia de M

Image courtesy of
Phylia de M


There is a new hair treatment in town and it’s available to us all! Our hair is THE most major part of who we are and that’s what everyone notices when they see us. Hormones, stress, age, environment and other factors can affect our hair growth and how we perceive ourselves. There are many products on the market claiming to increase hair growth and thicken hair, but I recently came across a product that can actually do so, and naturally called Phylia de M.,an organic cell and keratin renewal system. I’ve experienced a slower than usual growth of my hair from stress and if the combination of ancient Aztec and Mayan herbal remedies along with modern science can help my hair grow fast and thicker, why would I not try this product? The combination encourages your own body’s own natural ability to renew cells and restore keratin. Shop and learn more at Phylia de M
Image courtesy of vogue

Image courtesy of vogue

Image courtesy of Phylia  de M

Image courtesy of Phylia de M


Image courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter

Image courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter


Kazu Namise and Kadida Jones, founders of Phylia de M.

The newest product for smooth, soft hair, Bamboo Kendi Dry Oil by Alterna

As an avid proponent for hair color, highlights etc., I know how harsh all of these chemicals can be to our hair. Especially since I’ve been wearing the ombré look for the past year. When having this style it requires the ends to be bleached and then either colored or toned for a more blonde look. I’ve gone from a more burgundy/ red hue on my ends to more currently a copper with blonde tones on my ends.

A few weeks ago I decided to go lighter and I knew the ramifications came along with it as well. With my decision I really dried my ends out and was really irritated and frustrated with how they looked. I had started the coconut oil treatments and using the keratin shampoo and conditioner and that really turned it around quick. But I was still looking for a spray oil that I could leave in my hair after shampooing and before and after styling.

I had seen Bamboo Kendi Oil by Alterna at Sephora several times and finally decided to buy it. It has been the best spray oil I have ever used, especially with the amount of chemical treatments I get done to my hair. I’ve tried so many and have never been this happy with a spray oil. The line comes in several different products ranging anywhere from shampoo to hairspray. I purchased the dry oil micromist and the dry oil mist. I wanted to see what the difference was each oil. The micromist is more fine and works more like an hairspray and the mist is good for sections of the hair. They both work with the same concept; smooth, soft hair.

Pick some up at your nearest Sephora or Sephora.com to experience what I have, a major turn around in dry hair.

Tata!

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