Monday, April 28, 2014

5 Awesome Hair Accessories That Will Turn Heads This Summer

Looking for a new ‘do this summer? You can get plenty of sassy styles with some of this summer’s hottest hair accessories. The best part is, they’re easy to wear with just about any hairstyle! From summer’s hottest hats to the new ponytail wraps, there’s a perfect hair accessory for you.


floppy summer hair accessories
Floppy hats are effortlessly glamorous–just grab and go! This Melissa Obadash Jemima Sun Hat comes in a classic color and brim size. We also love the fun stripes on this San Diego Hat Co. Wide Brim Hat. The gorgeous red trim on this Kokin Wide Brim Hat is sure to turn heads.  And if you’re looking for something glam that still matches with just about anything, you’ll love this Eugenia Kim Bunny Metallic Striped Sunhat.


wedding headdress hair accessories
If you’re a summer bride or attending a wedding this summer, a little bit of glitz is definitely in order. And this Jenny Packham Acacia Headress II is gorgeous for any formal event you may be going to. Planning on an updo? Try this Jenny Packham Valentine Comb. If a glam headband is in order, try this Tasha Crystal Beaded Head Wrap.


Marc by Marc Jacobs Pony Ties
Forget those plain black hair bands, ponytails are getting a major hair accessory revival this season! Add some color to your pony with these Marc by Marc Jacobs Turn Lock Cluster Pony Ties. Looking for something a little funky? Try these Tasha Polka Dot Hair Ties.  Baubles and jewels are also making their way into the ponytail this season, like with this L. Erickson Faceted Mesozoic Ponytail Holder.


goddess headwrap summer hair accessory
Headbands are still a hot trend and we couldn’t be happier about it! Whether you’re wearing it hippie style across your forehead, with an updo or just a down hairstyle, headbands are an easy accessory to incorporate into just about any hairstyle. We love how delicate this Dauphines of New York Mischievous Goddess Headband is. For something lovely yet simple, we love this Filigree Headwrap. This Cecile Organza Headband is one Blair Waldorf would approve of, and we love its perky color.


jumbo barette summer hair

Who doesn’t need a giant barette? This Adia Kibur Jumbo Hair Clip makes quite the statement. For something a little flirtier, try this Topshop Bow Barette. If you just need something classic, the assorted colors of this L. Erickson Covered Rectangular Headband should have you covered.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

From Long To Short In Minutes: The Faux Bob

If you’re anything like me, you may have a hard time committing to a hairstyle other than the one you’ve been rocking for a while now. There’s just something about the ease of your go-to style that makes branching out a nerve-racking endeavor. Even so, hair metamorphosis is invigorating and can make you feel like a brand new woman ready to take on the world — or at least the neighborhood.

While short haired women may easily employ the use of extensions, those with longer locks believe the only way to go short is to introduce their hair to a pair of cutting sheers.
Not true.
Thanks to the “faux bob,” long and medium haired ladies who’ve contemplated a cropped do can now give the style a test run.
Bethany from Treasures and Travels by Kalos says she often goes back and forth on the idea of chopping her hair off, as well. Her solution, naturally, is to do a quick hair tuck and rock a faux bob instead of taking the short-hair plunge.
faux bob tutorial

Her tutorial is basic and works best on those with layered hair. First, put the ends of your hair into a loose pony tail, then tuck it under toward your neck and secure with bobby pins. Voila: a shoulder-length bob in under five minutes.
faux bob hair
If you want to create a faux bob with body and waves, take your cue from  Chanel Drror’s tutorial at Camille Styles. She transforms long, curled locks into an above-the-shoulder curly bob by pinning small sections at a time. The result? A believable bob that’ll make people think you just paid a visit to your stylist.
faux bob camile
For those worried their hair is just too long for this style, fear not. CristopheSalondemonstrates the look on a woman with hair all the way down to the middle of her back. As you can see from the tutorial, women with longer hair will just have a more voluminous faux bob compared to those with a shorter coiffure. This particular look has a super glossy and polished finish — perfect for the office

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Hair 
Advice Tips
For Fabulous
Spring and 
Summer Hair

As the seasons change from dry and cold in the winter to warm and moist during the spring and summer, our hair changes with the climate. Hair often goes from dry and full of static to frizzy and sun bleached by the end of the summer. Preparing for this change of the seasons can help you have a better hair day all year.
Moisture Balance.
One of the hardest things to conquer with hair is proper moisture. Just when you get your hair all moisturized to combat the dry season, it gets wet and humid, and then the sun comes out and wreaks havok on your locks.
As the weather starts to warm up and the humidityin the air increases, its time to change your conditioning habits. It doesn't mean that you need to stop conditioning, just make a few adjustments. If you deep condition once a week in the winter months, change it to every other week. If you use a heavy daily conditioner in the dry season, try changing to a lighter moisture or balancing conditioner.
The rule of thumb with moisture is to listen to your hair. If you notice static, dry ends, a lot of tangles, or if your hair feels rough to the touch you are lacking moisture and need to add adeep conditioning treatment or a moisturizing conditioner to your hair routine. If your hair is limp or oily start cutting back on the moisture.
Healthy Highlights
Balancing moisture can be a whole other issue if you highlight your hair in the summer. Frizzy and dry ends on highlighted hair can be more pronounced in the summer, especially if you lighten your hair more, spend time in the sun, or spend a lot of time in the water. Protein treatments or protein enhanced conditioners can help restore your highlighted hair's strength. Balance the strength with a good conditioning treatment or even a leave-in conditioner on highlighted hair.
Manage the Sun's Effects
Just as the sun causes your skin to age, it also will effect your hair. You may notice that your hair lightens in the summer. As a child, I was always super blond in the summer and more of a dark blond in the winter months.
While the sun's natural lightening doesn't cause significant damage to your hair, over exposure to the sun's rays can cause dryness and unwanted lightening to colored and highlighted hair. To keep the sun's effects at a minimum, try a UV protecting shampoo, conditioner, and styling aids.
If you spend a lot of time in the pool, it won't take long before you realize that the chlorine build up can be a real issue. Chlorine can dry your hair, cause your ends to appear more damaged, and build up on your hair. The build up feels unpleasant and makes hair dull and hard to style.
To prevent chlorine from causing problems, the first step is to wash your hair thoroughly immediately upon exiting the pool every time with a clarifying shampoo and follow with a balancing conditioner.
Although shampooing often and getting into a regular clarifying routine is a great way to start to combat the chlorine problem most of my clients say that it doesn't completely get rid of the chlorine build up in your hair. Many salons can do an in-salon treatment to help remove the chlorine build up in hair. I recommend that my clients with chlorine issues come in for a treatment every 6-10 weeks.
Deep Conditioning Advice
Regular deep conditioning is as important during the spring and summer as it is in the fall and winter. While you may not need to deep condition your hair as often, a monthly treatment can help keep hair soft, conditioned, and prevent damage. Try my absolute favorite deep conditioning treatment once a month.