Shear Vixen : Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot was one of the best-known sex symbols of the 1960s. The model/actress/”singer” captivated fans with her signature, sultry style. Brigitte’s tousled tresses are timeless, and for that, we salute her.
Featured Product: Redken Rootful
Redken Rootful is one of our absolute favorite products for volume. It’s lightweight formula combined with the targeted nozzle make this product extremely easy to use. Just spritz at the roots and watch hair transform from flat to fab!
Shear Vixen : Jean Seberg in "Breathless"
“Breathless” was Jean Luc Goddard’s first feature film, released in 1960. The classic is recognized for it’s progressive visual style. Jean Seberg’s bold haircut was as influential on hair as the film was on French New Wave. We salute Seberg for proving super short hair can be extremely chic.
Tutorial Tuesday : Maiden Braidin'
1. If your hair needs added texture, you can use a dry shampoo. This will make the teasing part a lot easier. Spray at your roots, lifting as you go. Wait a minute or two and comb it through, or else you’ll be left with a powdery mess. 2. Then, divide your hair into two sections, like you’re doing a half-updo. Back comb underneath the top half and smooth over the top. This will give...
Trend Alert : A French Revolution
This season’s sumo bun is the french twist with edge. The key to pulling off this look, without looking too much like a walk-of-shame ad, is to pair it with a cute hair accessory. The look is loose and unrefined, giving the style way more chic cred than ever before.
Tutorial Tuesday: The Braid Parade
It seems pretty easy, but it’s not. Not everyone has long hair that reaches all the way around the head to make a perfect crown of braids. Girls with short hair need braids TOO! Using this technique, you make small, overlapping intersections of braids to create a full crown. Here’s how: Start with straight, wavy or curly hair. We personally like this best with a little wave or curl because...
Featured Product: Color Extend Conditioner
Redken Color Extend Conditioner has just won Allure’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Conditioner – Department Store, Specialty, Salon or Spa. Color Extend helps seal color which keeps hair looking vibrant. Retails at $14.50.
Hair We Love : Messy Maiden
We LOVE this “twist” on the maiden braid.
Crisis Averted: Managing Rainy Weather Hair
Rainy weather can put a big damper on your hairstyle. Though your first inclination might be just to pull your hair in a ponytail and put on a baseball cap, that’s not always possible. Don’t fret — your hair can still look amazing even on wet, rainy days. If the weather outside is frightful and you have a special date or other important event to attend, follow these tips to...
Hair We Love : Textured Hair
At the moment, we are OBSESSED with textured hair. Don’t be afraid to pull out the dusty crimper you never thought you’d use again. Crimping, curling, & teasing are huge this season.
Fashion Friday: The Backless Dress
It’s Friday, which means we’re talking fashion. Today’s topic is the backless dress. The most important thing is to see the dress on. Once it’s on the body, you almost know instantly whether hair should be up or down. It all depends on how low the cut is in back. There are two different worlds when it comes to the backless dress. There’s the backless dress and then there’s the PLUNGING backless...
Featured Product: Redken Color Extend Sun
Redken Color Extend Sun is a MUST-HAVE for all you beach bunnies. The line is specifically formulated to protect your color with UV filters, restore moisture, and lock in shine. We’ve found our summer love.
Trend Alert: The Urban Wave
This season embraces natural, undone styles. The Urban Wave is the less refined, edgier sister of The Beach Curl. Featured at Calvin Klein .
Featured Product: Hot Tools Deep Waver
If you love the beach hair we posted yesterday, you’ll LOVE this tool. Hot Tools’ Deep Waver will transform your flat hair into bouncy beach waves in minutes!
Hair We Love: Beach Curls
We can almost taste the beach…
Tutorial Tuesday: Music Fest Hair
Music festivals like SXSW, Coachella + Bonnaroo not only bring out the serious sound, but the serious style as well. We’ve seen more types of braids at these festivals than we even knew existed. Our current favorite is this mamma jamma right here. It’s just a regular braid, but instead of taking 3 equal sized pieces like you do in a normal braid, you just make one piece smaller than the other 2....
Fashion Friday: The Anatomy of a Clutch
We all know what it’s like to stuff everything we possibly can into a small bag at the last second. Let’s try and avoid that. In this post we’re trying to keep you from a tight squeeze. ONE: Go to a department store and ask the sales person for a sample of your favorite perfume. Tuck that into the corner along with some bobby pins for any hair mishaps that may occur. You could even wrap them...
Featured Product: 12 Benefits Rapid Blowout Spray
One of our all-time favorite products is 12 Benefits Rapid Blowout Argan Oil Blow Dry Spray. This genie in a bottle : shortens blow dry time, protects the cuticle with Moroccan argan oil, reduces stress on hair from brushing or combing, moisturizes hair, prevents blow-dryer dry out, seals the hair surface when using a flat iron, gives curly or hard to manage hair discipline, controls frizz,...
Trend Alert : Rockabilly Revival
50s inspired looks with a hint of androgyny are generating a lot of buzz this season. Designers like Jeremy Scott (left) and Proenza Schouler (right) interpreted the trend in several different ways. We love the look but is it wearable off the runway?
Tutorial Tuesday: Pin Up, Girl
This may seem like a simple task to some of you, but we find that a lot of people struggle with hiding a bobby pin. The best way to conceal your weapon is to slide the pin back up into the hair in the opposite direction that the hair is going (see image example). By doing this, you create the strongest support while hiding your bobby pin at the same time. As wedding/prom season quickly...
Fashion Friday : Bling 101
Courtesy of The Beauty Department
Featured Product: Redken Shine Flash
If you want to try the trend we highlighted in our last post, check out Redken’s Shine Flash 02. This finishing spray adds a subtle, natural-looking sheen and it smells amazing. Try it out & let us know what you think!
Trend Alert : Wet & Wild
A trend labeled as “glistening hair” was seen all over Spring 2012 Fashion Week. The tousled, wet locks shown above were featured at Diesel Black Gold.
Shear Pleasure: Time For A Haircut?
On of our most frequently asked questions is, ”How long until I come back in to get my cut touched up?” Every time we cut someone’s hair, we discuss the “expiration date” with them on their way out the door. Because every single haircut is different. You cannot generalize all haircuts with a 6-8 week time period. Here’s our basic breakdown… Short cropped hair: 4-6 weeks. Super short (pixie)...
Fashion Friday : Office Chic
Let’s talk about the eternally classic BLAZER!! The possibilities for hair styles are endless when you’re sporting a blazer. You can do just about anything, but– the deciding factor will usually be how you style + accessorize your blazer. Above are a few good examples. Hair down- If you’re headed into a meeting, to the office or off to school, you can never go wrong with wearing your hair...
Hair Don'ts: Top 5 Common Hair Mistakes
Chances are, you’ve committed at least one or two hair faux pas. From waiting too long to get a haircut to combing hair while wet to choosing the wrong shampoo for your hair type, we’re all guilty of making a few hair mistakes in our time. Fortunately, these common hair mistakes are all easy to fix, so fear not and tread forth with determination to correct your past errors. Delaying...
Tutorial Tuesday: Short Hair Affair
YES… spring has sprung! That means fresh, new short cuts will be on the rise. So many of our clients have been on a mission to go shorter this year and the very first thing we tell them is: short hair is all about learning different textures! It’s really easy to find updos, styles, braids + buns for longer hair lengths but not usually so easy for girls with mid-length hair or shorter. Here’s the...
Hair We Love: Stencil Art
We loved this lace stencil painted hair at Betsey Johnson f/w 2011.
Tutorial Tuesday: The Curl Chronicles
Over the years, we’ve heard so many stories from women who were tortured by their curls growing up. Little girls with little halos of frizz and no clue on how to deal with it. Luckily today we have so much information readily available to guide us in the beauty department. When you’re armed with knowledge and you’re willing to put some time into trying things out, you can become the boss of...
Fashion Friday: Stars A-Lined
Courtesy of The Beauty Department
Featured Product : Dry Shampoo
Alright, time to give you the rundown on this little bottle of magic we call dry shampoo. It’s one of our favorite products on the market today and we love teaching people about it! We’re always surprised when people sit in our chairs and haven’t heard of it. We can talk about it all day, and we’re about to… What is it? Dry shampoo is a super-fine powder that comes in spray-on,...
Trend Alert : Knot Your Average Bun
Blinged out buns popped up all over s/s 2012 fashion week. Featured is an updo we loved at YSL.
Tutorial Tuesday: Extend Your Blow Out
This post will be a great visual for someone who’s learning to extend the life of their blowdry. Here are some step-by-step suggestions to go with the images above… Day 1, (not pictured) is always smooth + easy. No issues there. Congratulations! Day 2, though it’s still “kinda” clean, it can be a little suspect. In the top left photo, you see a discheveled look that often comes from sleeping...
Fashion Friday: The Strapless Dress
Warm weather is quickly approaching so in the spirit of summer, we must discuss the gorgeous + girly strapless dress. You pretty much have free-reign on hair when wearing a strapless, so this is a great time to try fun new flirty hair styles! Chignon or bun: Try to keep it back and show your neck or have it slightly off to one side. It’s important not to crowd the neck with chignons because...
Featured Product: Redken Anti-Snap
Redken Anti-Snap is our favorite at-home treatment for extreme hair repair. This leave-in helps prevent breakage and split ends so your hair won’t bend… & SNAP!
Hair We Love: "Bow"dacious Updos
Tutorial Tuesday: Short & Sweet
This style is a quick & simple! TOOLS: bobby pins, accessory, hairspray. Prep: You’ll want the hair to have some texture before you pin it up. If you have curly hair, you’re all set. If not, use a 1″ spring iron and curl everything away from your face so it will twist easier. Then it’s just 2 steps! Take the entire left side and start twisting near your ear. Best to twist it kind of tight...
Fashion Friday : The One-Shoulder Dress
Today’s topic is the one-shoulder dress. Whether it’s long or short, the point of a one-shoulder dress is to show a little skin! Hair should almost always take the back seat to the featured shoulder. If you pull your hair over the bare shoulder, you might as well be wearing a dress that covers both shoulders. Let that shoulder show and throw on some earrings for some sparkle! Try wearing your...
Featured Product : The Paddle Brush
Our favorite multi-purpose, everyday brush is Paul Mitchell’s Pro Tools Paddle Brush #427. Check out our previous post on brushes to learn all the uses you can get out of this bad boy.
Trend Alert: Pantone Perfect
Tutorial Tuesday: Bang Bang!
Always blow out your bangs while your hair is super wet. The sooner you blow dry them out of the shower, the better the result will be. Hair is most cooperative and flexible before it air dries. Using your blow dryer with the nozzle attached and a paddle brush shift everything all the way to one side. Make sure to get warm air into the root. That will help you manipulate any unwanted...
Not all bobby pins are the same. Go through your stash. Test what you’ve got. If you pull them apart gently and they stay apart, you need new bobby pins. They should be strong enough to stay closed. If they’re not, you’ll have a harder time getting your updo to stay! The stronger they are, the less you’ll need. This is a little tip that goes a long way. Courtesy of The Beauty Department
The only real secret to braiding is patience. And while it can take some serious time to really perfect “the plait” (as our friends from across the pond like to call it), there is one thing that we always depend on when doing braided hair styles on our girls… Redken Rough Paste. The words paste + pomade may seem a lil’ sketch at first, but this has been our secret weapon in the war on clean hair...