Avon, In the Premiere Hair Care Business?

avonMove over Kerastase and Pureology there is a new Premiere Hair Care line in town! Avon will be launching a new premiere Hair Care line over the summer! I don’t have much details but will dish as soon as I hear. I wonder what the plans are for Avon? I heard they recently acquired premiere skincare brand Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare in there efforts to create a strong premiere skin care brand. Liz Earle’s expertise in botanical ingredients and natural is unsurpassed and puts Avon in a new space. Yes I have the products here and I love them!

I guess the recession is over and we are all searching for premiere brands or is Avon’s strategy to offer premiere brands at a reasonable price? Only time will tell.

bodycology, Spring is in the Air

Did any of you get a chance to go to see the Cherry Blossoms in DC last weekend? Of course I missed it again this year! I have fond memories of seeing and smelling the gorgeous flowers against the DC backdrop in my early years. Pure bliss! bodycology, an incredible and affordable body care company, has bottled the essence of the Cherry Blossom fragrance in their new line of shower gels, lotions, creams, and mists! Best of all it all starts at $4.99 and can be found at any of your local neighborhood stores. You will love it! www.bodycology.com

Maintain Your Blonde Hair ala Redken

Blonde hair has special needs.  Redken’s David Stanko (my colorist!) shows how all you blondies out there can treat and maintain your natural or color-treated blonde hair.  Added bonus – Redken’s Rodney Cutler creates glamorous waves with the twist and dry technique.  I love it!  You can also accentuate the curls with your curling iron!  Think sexy big waves.

Hair Raising Hair Style by White Sands

Amazing hair style courtesy of White Sands!  I was walking the beauty show in Las Vegas and I came upon White Sands Hair Care Products.  I asked “How did you get your hair to stay like that?”  The stylist told me that all they used was the White Sands Hair Spray and a Flat Iron.   Simply amazing! The stylist sprayed my hair with the hair spray and and then flat ironed my hair and it was perfectly stiff.  A few minutes later the stylist brushed my hair out and there was no sticky residue.  This is a fantastic product for women that have difficulty keeping curls in their hair!

Padma Lakshmi and Pantene

P_PADMACheck out Padma Lakshmi in this exclusive behind the scenes footage of her filming the Pantene ProV Nature Fusion product line commercial.  Of course her hair is gorgeous but she also discusses this new Pantene product, Pantene ProV Nature Fusion and its benefits.   Pantene scientists have discovered a unique hidden beauty benefit from the Cassia plant and created the Pantene Pro-V Nature Fusion collection. The collection contains a naturally derived performance ingredient that helps transform hair to make it softer, shinier and stronger against damage and provides women seeking healthy hair with outstanding performance and exceptional results through a more natural route.  Don’t we all want some of that?

Moisture Wicking Headbands

fit2bmomHow many times have you played tennis or gone to the gym and you feel like a water fountain is sitting on the top of your head.  The worst is when the sunscreen starts to run straight into your eyes.  FIT2BMOM, the makers of maternity workout wear, has the answer.  FIT2BMOM’s headbands, made with silky smooth, moisture wicking Supplex fabric, are designed to wick moisture away from your skin to keep your hairline cool and dry all throughout your workout, daily activities and beyond!  It comes in all different colors Read more about FIT2BMOM at their website www.fit2bmom.com.

Clairol Beautiful Collection

clairol color

The ladies out there with relaxed hair have asked me time and time again whether they can color their after relaxing their hair.  Previously I would have said a resounding NO.  However now that answer has changed.  Clairol has recently launched the new Clairol Beautiful Collection one step semi-permanent hair color.  The color is a one step process.  So you just open the bottle and apply, wait 25 minutes, and then rinse out.  There is no mixing or mess!  Bonus – this hair color does not include ammonia or peroxide and yes it is safe to use after relaxing your hair.

Video Review: Instyler Rotating Styling Iron

instylerA few weeks ago I went to an event in Soho, NY launching the new Instyler Rotating Barrel Styling Iron. At the event was celebrity stylist Dean Banowetz, think American Idol stylist for 6 years and stylist to Ryan Seacrest! Upon seeing the demonstration of the rotating styling iron I was quite hesitant to try. I thought it would burn my hands off! After the demonstration Dean could see my look of complete horror and decided to call me up and give me a one on one demonstration. Yay! Can I just say wow! This iron not only straightened my hair but it also curled it. Check out my video review of the Instyler below!  Read more about the Instyler at www.getinstyler.com.