Sandra Oh, Avril Lavigne and Seth Rogan Winners of the Best Canadian Celebrity Hair Awards

Best Canadian Hair Awards

Avril’s cheeky pink streak, Sandra’s smooth curls and Seth’s tousled mop top have won the votes of over 600 Canadian hairstylists this year. Hairstylists from across the country have chosen their top picks in AG Hair Cosmetics’ 8th annual Best Canadian Celebrity Hair Awards and named five of Canada’s most notable celebs the winning choice for their trend-setting styles.

“This year’s winners exemplify all the styles that are hot for hair this year,” says Jami Symons, AG’s Artistic Director and celebrity hairstylist. “Sandra Oh’s sexy, long layers and Scott Speedman’s textured, rugged look demonstrate the versatility today’s women and men demand. And, Avril Lavigne — well most tweens and teens can definitely relate to this rock star’s hair. Her peek-a-boo highlights can easily be replicated with a punch of coloured hair extensions. The shot of colour is something we’ve seen a lot of in fashion and it’s translated into cutting-edge celebrity hairstyles.”

Canada’s largest independent manufacturer of salon haircare products, AG Hair Cosmetics, created the hair awards to celebrate great Canadian style and honor the celebrities who are helping to set trends around the globe. Hairstylists from across Canada cast their votes for their favourite celebrity ‘do in five categories.

The winners of AG’s 8th annual Best Canadian Celebrity Hair Awards are:  

• Sexiest Hair on a Canadian Actress: Sandra Oh
• Sexiest Hair on a Canadian Actor: Scott Speedman
• Best Hair on a Musician: Avril Lavigne
• Most Interesting and Unique Hairstyle: Seth Rogan
• Best Hair on a Canadian Athlete: Trish Stratus, WWE Professional Wrestler
 

A record-breaking 600 Canadian hairstylists voted in AG’s Best Canadian Celebrity Hair Awards — the highest participation in the award’s history. Voting took place online this winter.

Thanks AG Hair Cosmetics, www.aghaircosmetics.com.

Redken Special Offer Alert For Father’s Day!

redken mens specialRedken, one of hair care favs, has just announced a fantastic offer for all of the Dads and men in our lives! Father’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to give Dad a little spring in his step!  During the month of May, when you visit any salon that sells Redken products and purchase two Redken For Men products,* you will receive a Redken For Men shoe shine kit including, brush, cloth, black shoe polish, shoe oil, and a shoe horn.  Visit www.redkenformen.com to locate a salon in your area.  Thanks Redken!

* Excludes Cleanse Bar

Mariah Carey, More Hairstylists than Guests!

 Mariah Carey HairMariah Carey has made a comeback in a big way.  With her new album E=MC2 and her nuptials with Nick Cannon, Mariah has taken the pop charts and the gossip column by storm in the past few months. Last week while speaking to Ellen DeGeneres Mariah Carey stated that there were more people helping her do her hair for her wedding to Nick Cannon than guests at the ceremony!  I love Mariah “Diva” Carey!

Weekend Beauty Reads

Christine at 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic shares her tip for fast and easy pefect manicures and pedicures!

Beauty Anonymous shares her first impressions of Chanel Summer 2008 Makeup Collection!

Makeup Moxie reviews Hourglass Superficial Lash mascara.

StyleBell reviews one of the best flat irons on the market the GHD. Move over CHI!

A Touch of Blusher can’t decide which new eye palette to get…

Savvy Skin picks her favorite drugstore sunscreen – Blue Lizard sunscreen.

Beauty and Personal Grooming writes about Aspirin face masks.

Beauty Blogging Junkie scores an exclusive interview with Daisy Fuentes about her new perfume, Dianoche Ocean.

Face Candy dishes on the brand new Vincent Longo Collection- Shimmer, Glimmer & Shine.

The Makeup Divas reviews Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier Pencil in Zaire.

The Muse reviews Majorca Majolica’s HOT Summer Collection from Japan and shares a FOTD!

Beauty Banter checks out more Spring Hair Trends… with pics and products!

Hello Dollface features Celebrity fashion and beauty!

Beauty Junkie in SF scopes out hot new makeup from Kat Von D

Want to achieve cream blush perfection? Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog shows you the only brush you need for a flawless, airbrushed look: Sonia Kashuk’s Flat Top Blusher Brush.

Nars takes Joy from Makeup Junkie to South Beach thanks to The Multiple in South Beach!

This week, Spoiled Pretty is giving you a chance to win SPINLASH – the mascara with a rotating brush that simultaneously separates, curls, coats, lengthens and volumizes eyelashes. Intrigued? Of course you are. Enter right now!

Toya does her Mother’s Day FOTD with products from the Sally Hansen Natural Beauty line (inspired by Carmindy)!

Redken Real Control is Definitely Worth It!

Redken Real Control Hair Care LineA few weeks ago I attended the launch of the new Redken Real Control haircare line.  I was honored to discuss the Redken Real Control products with super stylist Kaz Amor!   His salon, Warren Tricomi LA, styles the hair of Lauren Conrad, Katherine McPhee, Brandy, Kerry Washington, Molly Sims, Dania Ramirez, and Lydia Hearst to name a few!  He is an incredible person to just sit and chat hair with!    

Kaz explained that the new Redken line, Real Control, is specifically designed for sensitized and distressed hair.  What does that mean?  If your hair is course, thick, dry, and chemically treated this is your line.  This line also works well for Latinos and multi cultural hair. Upon seeing the new line I was definitely skeptical.  Would it really put moisture back in the hair and keep the hair soft and manageable? 

We decided to put it to the StyleBell test.  We tested the Real Control Intense Renewal moisturizing mask for dense, dry, and sensitized hair.  The result was incredible!  Our tester has multicultural super curly, coarse, ringlet hair that is very dry and dense.  No combs or brushes going through this hair!  Our tester followed the directions perfectly.  After shampooing she applied it to her hair and left it on for 15 minutes.  She then rinsed it out and dried as normal.  The results were amazing and immediatley noticeable.  Her hair looked healthier, shinier, and frizz free!  The coarse ringlets were more manageable!  This is a product must have if you have dense, dry, and sensitized hair.     

The Redken Real Control haircare line includes the Shampoo, Conditioner, Thermal Resist Spray, Crema Care, and Intense Renewal mask and are currently available at the Warren Tricomi salon in LA and will be available soon all over in June of 2008! 

The Hills Inspired Side Ponytail

Lauren Conrad side ponytailLauren Conrad looks fabulous in “the” look for the summer, the side ponytail hairstyle. Don’t you love it!  Did you know that the side ponytail style is extremely simple to do! Johnny Lavoy shows us how to make the Hills inspired side ponytail as seen on Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie and Miley Cyrus. Short hair – don’t worry Johnny shows how you can add hair extensions to make this look.

 

Sex and the City Premiere! Sarah Jessica Parker What?

Sarah Jessica Parker Hair

We all love our fashion diva Sarah Jessica Parker and know that she IS fashion.  So as soon as I saw this look I had to share!  Sarah Jessica Parker was seen in the garden inspired beanie hat by Phillip Treacy at the World premiere of the Sex and the City: The Movie in London.  A definite 50’s inspiration.  I am wavering in the likeability department but it definitely makes a statement.  What do you think?  Comment and let us know! 

GHD MK4 Flat Iron Review

GHD MK4 Ceramic Flat IronWith so many flat irons on the market, how do you really know which one is right for you? I’ve been testing them out to see how each one works, and why. Today I’d like to share my review of the latest wonder from GHD, the GHD MK4 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron. Touted as one of the best flat irons on the market, I absolutely loved it.

Incorporating state-of-the-art styling technology, the GHD MK4 Straightener and Styler looks very similar to a lot of flat irons out there, but that’s where the similarities end. It’s different, and really, it’s better. All of you CHI fanatics take note, if you ever try a GHD, you’ll see what I’m talking about, and if you currently use a ‘drugstore variety’ flat iron, you’ll be amazed.

The MK4 has a rounded barrel for improved curling and styling, and let me tell you, it curls as easily as it straightens, giving you the ultimate in versatility. You should know that most flat irons will produce curls, but with this iron, it was easy and the curls were nice. I chalk that up to the way this ceramic iron smoothed my strands. It took out all the texture. It didn’t just ‘flatten’, it smoothed. And curled. Major props for that.

The GHD MK4 also has advanced ceramic heaters that are designed to sense the porosity of your hair type to apply and maintain the perfect amount of heat with every glide. That’s cool. Really cool. The iron stayed hot the whole time – no damaging ‘hot spots’ like some other brands – you know who you are! But honestly, it didn’t need to stay hot so long because it straightened my hair super-fast.

The ceramic plates that promise smooth, static free glides took out all my frizz in no time. Some flat irons have been known to create static on hair – especially ones with Tourmaline – so static-free was a huge plus. This iron also had an extremely good grip of my hair while styling, which is very important when choosing a flat iron, because it usually translates into quicker styling with less passes down the same section of hair. Additionally, the ghd MK4 has great tension control, which means I didn’t have to give myself carpal tunnel squeezing the plates together super hard as I straightened each section of my hair. Minimal tension worked just fine thank you.

This iron comes nicely packaged with a step-by-step DVD included in the box which is great for you newbies, but obviously you can always catch a styling video here on our blog if you need some extra help – check out Flat Iron Styling with GHD.

This iron gets two snaps up in Z formation. Watch out competition (ahem CHI), there’s a top player in town, the GHD MK4 has arrived and it’s fabulous! I hope more people get past the pricey price point and give it a try, it really is worth it.

P.S. The ghd MK4 also has an awesome auto adjust feature for international voltages so I can style my way around the world, if I ever get to do that…