NYC Event: Finola Hughes at C.O. Bigelow Chemists Talking Hair

Finola Hughes,Finola Hughes hair,hair loss,viviscalAre you in NYC? Are you a General Hospital fan? YOU’RE INVITED to meet Finola Hughes!

Emmy Award-winning actress, style expert and new Viviscal brand spokesperson Finola Hughes will be at C.O. Bigelow in New York Tuesday, April 20th 2010, to sign autographs and share her personal experience with Viviscal. Hughes, most widely recognized for her role on the ABC daytime drama “General Hospital” and as host of the Style Network’s popular makeover show “How Do I Look?,” is speaking up about hair loss in women after struggling with it personally.

Event Details
WHERE: C.O. Bigelow Chemists
14 Avenue of the Americas
Between 8th & 9th Streets
New York, NY 10011
WHEN: 6:30pm, Tuesday, April 20, 2010

More About Viviscal: An all-natural hair nourishment system clinically proven to stop thinning hair while encouraging the re-growth of existing hair, Viviscal is sold in 26 countries, including the UK, Ireland, Portugal and The Netherlands, and is the highest-selling natural hair supplement brand in the world. Rolling out nationwide in the U.S. this month, the line includes Viviscal Extra Strength supplements (for both women and men) as well as complementary shampoo and conditioner to nourish hair inside and out.

Origins Free Concert with Macy Gray!

origins, recycle, program, origins free concert, macy grayNew York Readers this one is for you! In celebration of Earth Month 2010 and to further programs for sustaining the planet, Origins invites you to a FREE star-studded Origins Rocks Earth Month Concert featuring Grammy Award-Winner Macy Gray, on April 19th at Webster Hall New York City. Origins chose to partner with Macy as her new single, “Beauty In The World,” truly captures the sentiment of Earth Month. The concert will also include performances by emerging artists Ryan Star and Jon McLaughlin and will be hosted by special celebrity guest emcee Malin Akerman.

In an effort to further its Return to Origins Recycling Program, one free ticket will be offered to those who bring at least one empty cosmetic package, regardless of brand, to select Origins retail stores in the tri-state area, beginning Monday, April 5th. After the concert, Origins will submit all of the collected empty packaging to be recycled or responsibly converted to energy. To further its Global Plant-A-Tree Program, Origins will plant a tree on behalf of each concert attendee, adding to the impressive tally of nearly 24,000 trees planted since the program’s inception.

Ticket holders must arrive at Webster Hall New York City for first come, first serve entry.

WHAT: Origins Rocks Earth Month FREE Concert Featuring Grammy Award-Winner Macy Gray

WHO: Malin Akerman, Macy Gray, Jane Lauder, Ryan Star, Jon McLaughlin

WHEN: Doors Open: 7:00pm

WHERE: Webster Hall
125 East 11th St.

@2010 Fashion Week with John Patrick & Aveda

Bridgett Bardot was the choice inspiration of the ORGANICS by John Patrick 2010 Fashion Week show. The hair was phenom and definitely hair raising. Aveda lead stylist Odile Gilbert created this amazing look. “Our collection this season is centered around big, beautiful hair that makes our hand-woven tweeds look happy. Despite some inspiration from Joni Mitchell, Lady Diana, and Brigitte Bardot, the hair look is modern—very young and fun, not polished or structured.” stated John Patrick of ORGANIC by John Patrick.

How to recreate this look at home:
1. Brush through hair and prep with Aveda Phomollient™ Styling Foam to add body and shine. Use a comb to create a left side part.
2. Divide hair into four sections: sides, back, and top. Fold the top section over the face and clip back to separate.
3. Backcomb the back section of hair with a brush to create messy volume. Spray liberally with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray for maximum hold.
4. Create an anchor by crossing bobby pins horizontally across the middle of the back section of hair, just below the crown of the head.
5. Using large hair pins, attach a hairdresser’s sponge at the crown, where bobby pins are anchored.
6. Cross the right section of backcombed hair over to the left, pinning over the hairdresser’s sponge with large hair pins. Repeat with the left section of backcombed hair, bringing it to right. Take all remaining hair in the back section and twirl to the left to create a French twist. Secure the twist at the nape of the neck with hair pins, creating a tail of loose hair draped over the shoulder.
7. Set aside a portion of hair to fall in front of the left ear, and brush remaining top section of hair over the hairdresser’s sponge, Pin it into the French twist to create a “pouf.” Pull lightly with fingers to create loose, spontaneous volume. Spray with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray.
8. Leave wisps of free falling hair in front of the left ear, and loosely pin remaining pieces above the right ear. Finish with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray.

NYC Readers: Ruth Roche/Pureology Salon Fundraising Event

From February 2 – 6, join Rare by Ruth Roche/Pureology Salon for a fundraising event benefitting Global Green USA’s Haiti rebuilding efforts. 100% of the donations will go to Global Green USA’s efforts to help sustainably rebuild healthier, energy efficient, disaster resistant housing, schools and other structures in Haiti in the months ahead.

For a $25 donation, guests will receive a 15–minute Pureology Hydrating Scalp Massage – this intense conditioning treatment delivers long lasting hydration, while natural ingredients restore dehydrated hair and maximize colour retention. Clients can add on the Hydrating Scalp Massage donation to their existing appointment or book as a standalone service.* Participating guests will receive a complimentary petite size Pureology EssentialRepair ColourMax or EssentialRepair InstantRepair.

When: Tuesday, 2/2 – Saturday, 2/6, 2010
Where: Rare by Ruth Roche/Pureology Salon
317 Church Street
New York (Tribeca), NY 10013

Book your appointment today – call 212-343-9133 and mention the Haiti fundraiser!

*Appointments on a first come, first serve basis.

Academy Training Nights $15 Haircuts at Neil George Salon

nielgeorgeHey California readers!  This is an incredible deal that is perfect for us cash strapped diva’s.  The amazing Neil George Salon has an Academy Training Night where you can get a haircut for only $15.  Oh how I wish I were in CA. 

Where:  Neil George Salon
9320 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: Every other Tuesday Night
                                            How Much: Only $15!
                                            Call for an Appointment (310) 275-2808

Ouidad Curls for a Cure Breast Cancer Support

Support Breast Cancer Awareness! Ouidad, the curl expert, allows you to donate to this fantastic cause all year around through their website, Ouidad’s mother died from breast cancer and Ouidad herself is a breast cancer survivor. We love Ouidad and their commitement to this cause!

CA Readers – Fred Segal Invites You!

HerCut PA

Hey California StyleBell Readers!  You are invited on Thursday Oct 15th to meet beauty and style expert Kyan Douglas of Queer Eye and learn more about HerCut a new line of haircare for your haircut!

Location:  Studio BeautyMix at Fred Segal
Address:  500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA
Time:  2-4pm, Thursday, October 15th
Phone:  310.394.8509

Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” Documentary

Chris Rock continues to surprise me.  Chris Rock launches a comedic documentary, Good Hair , nationally on October 23rd.  What is it all about?  Whether you have Black hair, White hair, or somewhere in between this movie is all about your hair!  Out of all people why did Chris Rock create this documentary?

When Chris Rock’s daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair? The bewildered comic committed himself to search the ends of the earth and the depths of black culture to find out who had put that question into his little girl’s head! Director Jeff Stilsons camera followed the funnyman, and the result is Good Hair, a wonderfully insightful and entertaining, yet remarkably serious, documentary about African American hair culture.An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, Good Hair visits hair salons and styling battles, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of black people. Celebrities such as Ice-T, Kerry Washington, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symoné, Maya Angelou, and Reverend Al Sharpton all candidly offer their stories and observations to Rock while he struggles with the task of figuring out how to respond to his daughter’s question. What he discovers is that black hair is a big business that doesnt always benefit the black community and little Lolas question might well be bigger than his ability to convince her that the stuff on top of her head is nowhere near as important as what is inside.

Chris Rock came on the Oprah show yesterday and had an honest discussion on women’s hair.  More posts to come from that show!  Good Hair comes to a theater near you in October. 

Select Cites October 9th and Nationally October 23rd