Celeb Style: Miley Cyrus

Miley CyrusSuperstar Miley Cyrus is not only becoming a household name, she’s also showing off her style smarts by going darker for the winter. And boy do we like it! In the winter, darker hair like this looks great against paler skin, and the deep rich brown tones she chose gives her look a hint of classic sophistication. Way to go Miley!

If you want to go a few shades darker this winter too, consult your stylist to help you choose the perfect shade for your skin tone and hair type. Then make sure you keep that color locked in with a shampoo and conditioner duo from a brand like Pureology that is specially made for color-treated hair. Pure genuis.

Winter Hair Needs Special Care

You make time for brunch with friends and for date night, so why not get in the habit of scheduling time for a hair treatment? Hair is especially fragile when the weather is colder. Between the super hot showers and the harsh winter weather your hair is prone to static and damage constantly. Good thing there are plenty of deep conditioning, moisturizing, replenishing and restorative hair treatments you can use at home that are dedicated to keeping those locks in perfect health.

Whether you pick a deep conditioning mask, a fortifying hair restructuring serum, a leave-in hair strengthening cream or a thermal color protectant, there are wide array of options available that with minimal time and effort will produce fabulous, salon quality results without a big investment. Here are some top winter picks by hair type:

Davines DEDE Leave-In MistFine, Lifeless Hair: The #1 culprit of bad hair days everywhere is fine, limp hair that just lays there lifeless. If this isn’t bad enough, in the winter it sits under a hat getting flatter by the second. Try something like CHI Nourish Instense Fine Silk Masque or Davines DEDE Leave-in Mist (pictured) to liven up that disappointing ‘do.

Dry, Damaged Hair: Broken, damaged hair lacks moisture big time. This problem gets magnified in the winter time when your skin and hair lose the most moisture, and is especially bad if you hair is curly or textured. Try products like Kerastase Nutri Sculpt Leave-in Repair and Joico K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor to undo all that damage. Dry hair can turn brittle in the winter, especially the ends.

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Scalp TreatmentDry Scalp: This is a common winter problem that Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Scalp Treatment (pictured) washes away quickly with therapeutic tea tree oil and eucalyptus.

Color-Treated Hair: You want to keep your color looking vibrant and glossy, not dull and dried out. L’anza Color-Preserving Trauma Treatment will give your locks the moisture they need without washing out the color.

Normal: Yes, even normal hair needs a boost in winter weather. Try a leave-in lotion like CHI Silk Infusion to keep your strands silky smooth during those super cold months.

So save that money for ice skating and hot chocolate and do your nutritive treatments at home. These daily, weekly and bi-monthly treatments will keep your hair healthy and hydrated all winter long.

-CurlyBelle

Jacki, Make Me A Supermodel

Jacki, Make Me a SupermodelAre you watching Make Me A Supermodel on Bravo TV? Of course you are! Here’s a styling tip from Jacki, one of our favorites…

Use a 1 inch flat iron to curl your hair. Just turn the hair around the straightening iron to acquire a desired curl.

See? Even hopeful supermodels love their flat irons! If you want to create curls with your flat iron, catch this quick video, it will have you curling in no time.

-StraightBelle

Winter Hair TLC

Cold weather can be especially hard on your hair. It’s subject to drying from super hot showers and static from being trapped inside big warm hats. It’s also under constant stress and damage from being brushed, pulled, twisted, blown, straightened and even tied up. For the most part we are gentle people, but really what we do with those hair brushes – GOSH! Why not give your hair a little TLC this winter? Find a gentle shampoo that doesn’t strip the natural oils, a deep conditioning treatment to replace the moisture and shine, and a good thermal protectant to protect your hair from the excessive heat of those hair appliances we love so much. Go ahead, give your hair a little TLC, you strands will thank you.