Sexy Beach Curls in Under 10 Minutes

Celeb stylist Johnny Levine details a simple technique to achieve the “just walked off the beach” sexy curl.  Equip yourself with a Hot Tools 1 1/2 inch Spring Curling Iron and Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Styling Wax and you can recreate this look within minutes!    

Weekend Beauty Read

“Might as well face it, you’re addicted to love…” Flash back to the 80s and see Lilan from The Daily Cookie recreate a look from a popular music video!

Check out Beauty Anonymous’ Current Favorite Lippy – Einstein Lip Therapy Hydrating Lip Cream

A Touch of Blusher puts on more blusher……

The Beauty Bug previews the new products that hit the counters and shelves this month.

Looking for affordable high quality makeup brushes? Check out The Makeup Divas review on these cosmetic brushes.

Girl Gloss loves Maybelline Volume XL Seduction Plumping Lip Gloss.

Product Girl tries out Avon’s Supershock Mascara and gets shockingly plump lashes.

The Muse features her very favorite, holy grail mascara from Japan (Nope, not Fiberwig!)!

Mischo Beauty has a fabulous reader who wrote in to share why she loves Sunsilk’s De-Frizz 24/7 Crème.

The Beauty of Life hearkens back to her childhood with Bonne Bell LipSmackers. Check out her favorites!

See what products Beauty Blogging Junkie has deemed promtastic.

Savvy Skin is having a contest where you can win the zit zapping tool ThermaClear. Win a ThermaClear!

In need of an awesome hair mask? Glossypink found one!

Cybelesays has found some winning makeup brushes with the new ones from Sonia Kashuk

Embarrassed by dark marks, sun damage, or age spots? Don’t get mad. Spoiled Pretty tells you how to get even!

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic starts off her sunscreen review series by looking at Neutrogena’s UltraSheer with Helioplex

Elessa of Pursebuzz.com gets a makeover by Glamour. Beauty Pro’s transform’s youtube “web stars” see it all here. Check out newsstands for May’s issue, can’t wait, go to Glamour.com.

Makeup Moxie feeds her faux glow addiction with Fake Bake Tantalizing Self-Tanning Butter.

Elke asks, if runway makeup has gotten too creative. Plus, the April Issue of The Beauty Ideal is out!

Stylish Opinion finds these truly stylish headbands.

The Beauty Blog Network spotlights their ‘post of the day’.

Toya tries 100% Pure Cosmetics – with real fruit pigments!

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog loves Gazelle, Chanel’s hottest and newest lipgloss.

Finally if you missed our posting,  StyleBell has discovered the secret to keeping those locks soft, shiny and frizz free all on a budget! Hint: Apple Cider Vinegar

Sun Protection For Your Hair?

fredericfekkaiSo you spend hours on the beach all lathered up in sunscreen (of course) protecting your skin from future cancer related ailments and it dawns upon you – Do I need something for my hair?  Your hair is largely comprised of dead cells, a fiber called keratinized protein. Although the cells are dead, yes you should always protect your hair. Sun damage not only affects your skin but your scalp and hair.   

David Evangelista, hair stylist extraordinaire, shares why we should always protection our hair from the damages of the sun. What about protecting your hair from chlorine and salt water? A resounding “Yes”! David’s simple solution, rinse your hair with water or club soda before taking the dive. We love at home solutions. Thanks David!

Check out David’s Segment on Sun Protection for your Hair

Style It: Hot Pink Hair Extensions

Avril LavigneDid you ever wonder how so many people get those chunky ‘highlights’ in vibrantly colored hues of pink, blue or purple? Do they dye their hair? Hmmm… some do for sure, but I’ll bet that most are using hair extensions. If you haven’t seen any gum ball inspired extensions in your local beauty supply store, don’t worry, just buy the lightest blonde you can find and dye them yourself. Yep, this video helps us channel our inner Macgyver to create the hottest trend around for a tiny bit of cash with a few quick tips. Sometimes all it takes is a glue gun and some inspiration! Thanks Monroemisfitmakeup for showing us the way, you’re an absolute rockstar!

A Dramatic Wedding Day ‘Do

Nothing creates a more dramatic look than a classic Audrey Hepburn-ish updo complete with a tiara and fresh roses. In this video you’ll see a quick recreation of this romantic and elegant updo by Tolga Ackay for Joe Carol’s and Brides Magazine. We’re talking 100% drama, 100% romance, 100% elegance. It’s your special day, why not?

Quick Tips for Frizz Free Curls

Curl divas can tame those coils in a frizz-free flash with these top tips from Christo for Jane TV. This video highlights when to use mousse vs. gel (I’m a mousse fan myself) and when not to touch those tendrils! Did you know that curls like to be left alone to do their own corkscrewing when wet? Yep, stay away.

Hairstyle Gallery: Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria has phenomenally healthy hair that has got to be the envy of everyone on Wisteria Lane. Usually worn long and loose with a flirty flip or two at the ends, her hair style screams “I’m no desperate housewife” as loud as possible. Her media- attention-grabbing Hollywood hair styles run the gamut from long, luscious hair extensions to shorter, bouncy bobs and everything in between – we’ve even got a video on how to create her famous red carpet bob! This hair style gallery showcases the many lovely looks of this beautiful brunette.

Hair Dryer 101 with Conair

Conair SilverBird Hair DryerHow well do you know your hair dryer? Conair, makers of some of the best hair dryers on the planet, answers some frequently asked questions about our favorite hot air blowing friends.

What is the difference between a professional dryer and a standard dryer? How can you tell if you are getting a dryer built for a pro?
While many dryers have the title “professional” or “salon” in their description they may not be true professional appliances. A professional appliance has several features that allow it to withstand the stress of daily salon use. The three main features are:

  • True professional dryers have an AC motor. This type of motor has a longer life than the motors found in consumer dryers.
  • The design of the unit will usually feature a narrow barrel to help increase airflow.
  • The cords are typically heavier and longer than those found on consumer units.
  • In addition they will generally not have an ALCI plug as they normally are not used near water.

What is the cool shot button really for?
The cool shot is used to set the style in place at the end of drying/styling. The change to colder air temperature helps lock the style in place.

What do I use a concentrator nozzle for?
The nozzle attachment is used to concentrate and direct airflow, giving greater control during styling. The narrower the vent on the nozzle, the faster the airflow. Concentrator nozzles are generally used to create sleek, smooth styles. Faster, concentrated airflow dries hair fast and fights that frizz!

What does the rear filter do?
The rear filter will trap dust and hair, keeping it out of the dryer. To maintain optimum performance and prolong the life of the dryer, the filter should be removed and cleaned frequently. Remember a clean filter leads to a happy hair dryer.

What is a diffuser attachment used for?
A diffuser attachment is generally used on permed or curly hair to dry hair without removing the curl or creating frizz. They are not suitable for short hair unless they have “fingers”. Volumizing diffusers have long “fingers” that help direct the heat to the roots to create extra volume. Conair suggests all diffuser attachments should be used on the low heat setting unless otherwise instructed.

Conair hair dryers are probably some of the most recognized professional tools on the planet! Hair dryers like the Yellow Bird, Blackbird and Silver Bird are the industry standard in salons across the country, for good reason, they are long-lasting and provide professional results time and time again. Thanks Conair!

-StraightBelle