Heidi Pratt’s (Montag) New Dry Shampoo

heidi-spencer-togetherHeidi Pratt, (formerly Heidi Montag) the star of The Hills and the new I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here reality shows, has just announced that she is launching a new line dry shampoos.  On the show, I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here it was Heidi’s luxury item of choice that she chose before going to the jungles!  Heidi was also flaunting the product on The View as well.  Heidi has now decided to cash in and make her own line of dry shampoos. Read more about Dry Shampoos here.

Danny Gokey uses Redken!

dannygokeyOn today’s Live with Regis and Kelly, Danny Gokey, the third place runner up for American Idol, told Regis Philbin that he gets his hair on by using Redken.  We love Danny’s style, hair, and of course singing!  I wonder which Redken product he uses?

Product Review: New HAI Elite HaiDraStik

haidrastikHAI Elite has just come out with a new wet to dry flat iron!  You all probably know HAI for its famous HAI Convertable Iron and the HAI Elite DigiStik.  Those irons are definitely staples in the industry.  Did you know that the Frederik Fekkai salon in Beverly Hills uses the HAI Irons?  HAI has decided to take it a step forward and introduce a new Damp to Dry flat iron/styler that can iron your hair and dry it at the same time!  Remember you should only use a Damp to Dry iron on 90% dry hair.  Otherwise it can damage your hair.

Description:   The HAI HaiDraStik is a 1.5 inch nano tourmaline iron with ceramic plates.  The iron has water channel strips so that the moisture from your hair can be quick evaporated from the thermal holes.  The iron goes up to 390 degrees F in just under 6 seconds and has a digital temperature gauge.  It comes with a 3 year warranty as well.
Feel:  The iron is a lightweight iron and is easy to use.  It is obviously heavier than a one inch iron but it won’t tire your arms.  The digital control is easy to use although it took reading the instructions manual to really figure it out.  There are 6 fixed temperatures on the temperature control which is a little different then what I am used to.  I usually can adjust the temperature to any temperature.  But I didn’t mind this.   
Usage:  I kept my hair a little damp after blow drying.  I turned it on to the lowest degree temperature and started to test out.  I then continued to adjust until I felt that I was getting the appropriate one pass straightening.  I felt that my hair straightened best at 360 – 390 degrees F.  You could use the lower temperature if you have fine hair or chemically treated hair.  It took me about 15 minutes to iron my entire head which is about average.   
Results:  The HAI HaiDraStik did really dry my hair while it straightened.  Remember my hair was about 90% dry so it doesn’t take much but it did do its job.  What I liked about it was that I didn’t hear any sizzling noises while I was straightening.  (Which yes I have heard with other non damp to dry irons)  The straightening results were great.  It straightened my hair within one pass – of course at the highest temperature.  The results were shiny, smooth, and silky.

Read more and buy the HAI HaiDraStik for $159.99.

FREE Treatment and Blow Out from KÉRASTASE PARIS!

kerastase our treatKérastase is inviting all of the StyleBell readers to visit one of the 750 Kérastase Salons and receive a FREE yes FREE signature treatment and blow dry on May 20th.  The “Our Treat” promotion from Kérastase includes one FREE In-Salon treatment and blow dry, valued at over $100! Act now appts are definitely limited.  Click on this Kerastase weblink to print out your exclusive evite, www.kerastase-usa.com/_en/_us/conso/specialoffers/our-treat.aspx

On the evite page you will find a list of over 750 participating salons.   I can’t believe they are doinig this! Go ahead and tell all of your friends and family.  Don’t forget to mention that StyleBell sent you!  Enjoy!

Check out Kérastase’s Blog on the events of today’s “Our Treat” extravaganza.

Freida Pinto uses AG Hair Products!

Freida Pinto and AGFreida Pinto, star of the Academy Award winning film, “Slumdog Millionaire” uses AG’s new colour savour sulfate-free shampoo and colour protection conditioner.  Here she is with AG’s Artistic Director Jami Symons.  Her hair does look fabulous!  

Product Review: Aveda Sun Care Line

The summer months are soon approaching and I am getting ready for my fun in the sun.  Unfortunately by the end of summer my hair looks like a complete tangled mess.  My hair color is who knows what and the frizzies are all throughout.  What is a girl to do?  My answer this summer will be all Aveda.  Aveda has just come out with their Aveda Sun Care line to help protect your hair against the stresses of summer sun, salt water, and chlorine.  The line includes a shampoo, a hair masque, and a uv protector spray.  I decided to review the hair masque and the uv protector spray. 

 

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil
Description:   Leave in sun protection spray for your hair.  The protective hair veil is supposed to protect your against the dangerous UV rays from the sun.  Think sunscreen for your hair.  This product includes Sunflower Seed Oil and Coconut Oil
Texture:  The Protective Hair Veil comes in a spray bottle and when pumped is a light mist.  
Smell:  Aveda is known for their natural Pure-Fume aromas which I love.  It has a natural combination of citrus and flowers.  It is not over empowering. 
Application:  I sprayed this product on my hair when it was wet and when it was dry.  I honestly saw now difference in the end results.    
Results:  The Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is an amazing product.  I tried the product for 2 weeks and not only did it protect my hair color against the UV rays it also left my hair a little softer and shinier.  I give this product a thumbs up!
Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque
Description:   The After-Sun Hair Masque can be used anytime however it is specifically designed to give life back to sun dried, chlorinated hair.  The after-sun formula with morikue protein, tamanu oil, and organic coconut oil moisturizes sun-exposed hair.  The anti-oxidant blend of green tea, organic sunflower oil and vitamin E helps protect against free radical damage 
Texture:  The hair masque is a surprising light formula for a hair masque.  It is thick enough to condition but not heavy enough to weight down your hair. 
Smell:  It is the same citrus flowery smell as the Hair Veil  
Application:  This product is to be used after shampooing.  I put about a quarter size on the palm of my hands and rubbed through my hair.  I then combed it through.  I left it on for about  4 minutes and then rinsed through.  The application was like any other hair masque, however, the texture was a little lighter then others I have tested.     

Results:  The Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque is a great accompaniment to your overall sun protection regime for your hair.  My hair was noticeably softer and looked less damaged.   

 

 

The summer months are soon approaching and I am getting ready for my fun in the sun.  Unfortunately by the end of summer my hair looks like a complete tangled mess.  My hair color is who knows what and the frizzies are all throughout.  What is a girl to do?  My answer this summer will be all Aveda.  Aveda has just come out with their Aveda Sun Care line to help protect your hair against the stresses of summer sun, salt water, and chlorine.  The line includes a shampoo, a hair masque, and a uv protector spray.  I decided to review the hair masque and the uv protector spray. 

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil
hair veilDescription:   Leave in sun protection spray for your hair.  The protective hair veil is supposed to protect your against the dangerous UV rays from the sun.  Think sunscreen for your hair.  This product includes Sunflower Seed Oil and Coconut Oil
Texture:  The Protective Hair Veil comes in a spray bottle and when pumped is a light mist.  
Smell:  Aveda is known for their natural Pure-Fume aromas which I love.  It has a natural combination of citrus and flowers.  It is not over empowering. 
Application:  I sprayed this product on my hair when it was wet and when it was dry.  I honestly saw now difference in the end results.    
Results:  The Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is an amazing product.  I tried the product for 2 weeks and not only did it protect my hair color against the UV rays it also left my hair a little softer and shinier.  I give this product a thumbs up!
Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque

hair masque

Description:   The After-Sun Hair Masque can be used anytime however it is specifically designed to give life back to sun dried, chlorinated hair.  The after-sun formula with morikue protein, tamanu oil, and organic coconut oil moisturizes sun-exposed hair.  The anti-oxidant blend of green tea, organic sunflower oil and vitamin E helps protect against free radical damage 
Texture:  The hair masque is a surprising light formula for a hair masque.  It is thick enough to condition but not heavy enough to weight down your hair. 
Smell:  It is the same citrus flowery smell as the Hair Veil  
Application:  This product is to be used after shampooing.  I put about a quarter size on the palm of my hands and rubbed through my hair.  I then combed it through.  I left it on for about  4 minutes and then rinsed through.  The application was like any other hair masque, however, the texture was a little lighter then others I have tested.     
Results:  The Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque is a great accompaniment to your overall sun protection regime for your hair.  My hair was noticeably softer and looked less damaged.   
Check out the full line of Aveda products at www.aveda.com.  

TRESemmé Partners with Bravo TV

fashionshow1TRESemmé is partnering with BRAVO’s new reality competition series, The Fashion Show.  As the official hair care sponsor, TRESemmé teams up with host Isaac Mizrahi and co-host Kelly Rowland to follow 15 professional designers as they compete for their own clothing line.  America will vote for the final victor, who will also receive $125,000, provided by TRESemmé.  I wish I could get a chunk of that!  Celebrity stylist Jeanie Syfu, think Sandra Bullock and Amanda Bynes, will lead the TRESemmé team this season to create all of the hair looks. 

Don’t miss it!  I won’t.  The Fashion Show premieres Thursday, May 7th at 10/9c on BRAVO.

Pamper Your Mom with Pureology

pureologyrepair

As you all know very well that Pureology is my favorite line of hair care I had to give a little Pureology love for Mother’s Day.  Help your mom take a break from her busy days and indulge with Pureology Serious Colour Care’s NEW EssentialRepair System.  The fragrance alone will help her relax.  If that is not enough the reparative daily care and treatments feature enhanced formulas, superior ingredients, and decadent textures for over processed, damaged, fragile and highly-sensitized colour-treated hair.  It is like a facial for your hair!
The Pureology EssentialRepair System has protein-rich soymilk and concentrated dose of pure biotin which help fortify and defend against hair damage, while organic botanicals of nurturing olive oil and chamomile restore softness and healthy shine. The best part zero sulfates.  Give your Mom a little Pureology love.

As you all very well know, Pureology is my favorite line of hair care.  So  I had to give a little Pureology love for Mother’s Day.  Help your mom take a break from her busy days and indulge with Pureology Serious Colour Care’s NEW EssentialRepair System.  The fragrance alone will help her relax.  If that is not enough the reparative daily care and treatments feature enhanced formulas, superior ingredients, and decadent textures for over processed, damaged, fragile and highly-sensitized colour-treated hair.  It is like a facial for your hair!

The Pureology EssentialRepair System has protein-rich soymilk and concentrated dose of pure biotin which help fortify and defend against hair damage, while organic botanicals of nurturing olive oil and chamomile restore softness and healthy shine. The best part zero sulfates.  Give your Mom a little Pureology love.