Clean Your Hairbrush!

Does your hairbrush look like it just came out of battle?  Don’t worry I know exactly what you mean!  I found the perfect gadget that helps you keep your hairbrush tidy for as long as you have it. 

Olivia Garden, the maker of awesome hair brushes, has just launched a hair brush cleaner.  It definitely is an interesting looking gadget but don’t let the looks fool you – it really works.  You can use the larger side to rake through the brush bristles and the smaller side to clean a specific area of the brush. 

With a few simple swipes all of the hair and grime comes right off!  This definitley prolongs the life of your brush.  I love it!  Check it out at Oliva Garden

Guido’s Fall Hair Trends Portfolio

So who is Guido you all ask?  He is the hair guru at Redken.  What he says we listen.  He has released his fall/winter 2008 hair trend report and it is beautiful.  Guido designed and executed the hair at more than 30 shows including Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Versace and Louis Vuitton and has put together his top trends for the coming season inspired by the shows.

Guido takes us to the back of the head, where we will be seeing knots, twists, ponytails with a spice of 1960s glam, 1920s sophistication and a touch of the future. This in addition to glam finishes and streamlined silhouettes creates Guido’s top four trends for the Fall/Winter season: Intense Shine, Chic Twists, Modern Knots and Ponytail Perfection.

Intense Shine
Shine returns to the runway in full force the Fall/Winter.  In these glamorous styles the hair stays close to the scalp, in a sedate slicked-back style.  What happened to the big hair of the summer?  Get those flat irons out.

Chic Twists
Want to make a French twist look modern?  Check out Guido’s ultra glamorous Chic Twist for the Fall/Winter.  The more disheveled the better.  Guido’s tip:  When doing a French twist, bobby pin the back of the head and leave the ends sticking out- definitely edgier.


Modern Knots
It’s not often that glam and practical come together, but the new chignons do just that.  Wear the knots low or high it will definitely exude sophistication.  Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect to pull off a fab look.

Ponytail Perfection
The ponytail is ageless.  This season’s ponytail is sleek and full of shine.  The ponytail can land anywhere from the middle of the head to lower.  Keep it simple.  I love this style!

Is Natural Beachy the New Look?

Kate Hudson's Beachy Hair

Kate Hudson

So I have to admit I have been tempted to put my flat iron aside and let my hair go au natural wavy!  What has gotten in to me.  I always tell my bff’s that I can feel the trends.  I guess it comes with the territory.  So my quoted on next hair trend is the au natural beachy look.  How to get this look is as easy as waking up in the morning.  I have been using some incredible beach curl enhancing sprays that really work in creating a very subtle wave that is very natural.  My top picks:

David Babaii Bohemian Beach Spray

 Frederic Fekkai Luscious Curls Wave Spray

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

Although the summer is almost over your hair will look fab in its au natural state with a little pick me up.  Very sexy and very now.

Left Over Conditioner in a Tube?

Are you like me and have tons of conditioner tubes with just an itty bitty bit of conditioner left in it?  What can you do with all of that leftover conditioner?  I have the answer!  You can make a very luxurious body exfoliation with it.  The ingredients used in conditioner are the same ingredients as some of the finest lotions and body scrubs!  So you all want to know how?  Here is where the magic comes in.

Step 1) Open up the conditoiner.  If in a tube cut the opposite side of the tube so you can really get all of it out.  Combine all of the leftover conditoiner in a bowl.
Step 2) Add Olive Oil and Sea Salt
Step 3) Mix well
Step 4) Apply to your body and rinse

Soft supple skin with just the ingredients in your home!  Now that is a definite value.

Alicia Keys Inspired Hairdo

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys . . . Leona Lewis . . . are you looking for there A-list hair style? I know I am! Celebrity stylist Johnny Lavoy details how you too can get the Keys/Lewis look. Equip yourself with your fav Hot Tools curling irons and simple extensions to get this fab look.

Weekend Beauty Reads

The Makeup Divasreviews Mac Solar Bits in Black Ore and Scatterrays.

The Daily Cookie is celebrating her first reader newsletter with a GIVEAWAY! Sign up and enter for your chance to win a Kat Von D True Romance Beethoven palette for you and a friend.

A Touch of Blusher tells you where to indulge in beauty retail therapy in London.

Beauty Anonymous reviews Dior Bronze Matte Sunshine SPF 20 Bronzing Powder.

Elke shares how you can get creative with your makeup. Have the makeup? Now what? Read for her fun solution.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic gets the low down from Makeup Artist Molly Stern on her favorite brushes and makeup items!

The Muse rocks out with the new Bare Minerals Rocker Eye Kit and shares product photos, a review, and FOTD using this great new kit from BE!

Beauty Banter asks the makeup pros all you’ll ever need to know about STAINS – how to apply, when to wear, and which ones are the best in this month’s A Girl’s Guide to Stains!!!

The Beauty of Life is giving away products from Bliss and Farfalla, worth over $80!

Beauty Junkie in SF finally has clear, beautiful, break-out free skin with the help of Jan Marini Skin Research.

What beauty product put Beauty411’s glow on? Check out her review of Kate Somerville Deep Tissue Repair!

What kind of eyeliners should you invest in? Cybelesays recommendsfour you don’t want to be without right now.

Beauty Blogging Junkie has identified her holy grail concealer. Find out what it is here.

Can’t find the perfect mascara? Makeup Moxie thinks the new Lash Stash from Sephora might be your ticket to true love.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog sits down with Sarah Jessica Parker and gets the skinny on SJP’s newest scent, Covet Pure Bloom.

Listen up, curly girls…for this week’s giveaway, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with world famous hairstylist, Ouidad – “The Renowned Queen of Curl.” Click here to enter!

Want their favorite combination for gorgeous hair? The girls from Beauty in Real Life deliver the scoop.

StyleBell discovers a long time secret of the stars, Klorane Dry Shampoo!

PureOlogy the Answer to Dandruff!

Pureology DandruffDo you have tell tale signs of dry scalp and the dreaded dandruff?  It definitely happens to the best of us so don’t fret.  We have the answer.  You will never guess but PureOlogy has launched a fab new dandruff treatment to help relieve us of those pesky white flakes, ZeroSulfate DandruffScalpCure Shampoo and DandruffScalpCure HairCondition.  Not only is DandruffScalpCure fantastic on color treated hair it also contains a certified organic botanical blend of mushrooms, green tea and burdock root to calm and soothe the scalp while protecting, strengthening and hydrating hair!  That is one powerful treatment that will not further harm our scalp.  Bonus like all PureOlogy products, DandruffScalpCure is 100% Vegan and is never tested on animals.

“Women no longer have to compromise great hair color in order to address the problems associated with dandruff,” notes Dalia Levi, Director, Global Marketing for PureOlogy. 
 
What is the secret to the miracle cure?  The treatment is comprised of 2% Pyrithione Zinc which helps to fight the scalp scaling, itching and flaking associated with dandruff as well as prevent the recurrence of dandruff-related symptoms with regular use.  

“Using an intense 2% dose of Pyrithione Zinc is something that sets these products apart from others in the industry,” adds Levi.

I know sometimes we all need a litte help and PureOlogy is our answer!  Product review to come soon.

Product Review: Klorane Dry Shampoo

klorane dry shampooNeed a way to get by in between shampoos?  There are a number of women who cannot  wash and/or  rinse their hair everyday due to time, hair health, and other reasons and are looking for a way to keep hair fresh and clean.   Klorane Dry Shampoo is definitely the answer.  You simply spray in your hair and on your scalp, let sit for a few, and then brush off.  All of the hair oils are absorbed by the spray.  Fantastic!  The Klorane Dry Shampoo has been featured in InStyle, Marie Claire, and Vanity Fair!  Try it I am sure it will work for you!