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.

Celeb Style: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer LopezFrom Fly Girl to J-Lo to Bennifer to new Mom (congratulations on the twins), Jennifer Lopez has taken many a stylish step, especially with her hair. I love that she’s 9 months pregnant in this pic and her hair is fabulous. For this look, first straighten your hair with your favorite flat iron, then lightly coat your strands with a tiny bit of mousse to coax the curls. Then, taking 1 inch pieces, use a 1-1/2″ curling iron to create long, loose curls from ear level down. After curling, gently brush out your hair with a paddle brush to relax the curls and add volume and body. Finish with hairspray and get ready for your own close up.

Celeb Style: Kim Kardashian

Kim KardashianCraving killer curls like Kim? Crank up a Bed Head Tourmaline Nano-Ceramic Curling Iron. Using a wide 1-1/2″ barrel will allow you to create those long and loose red carpet curls without a trip to the salon. Just remember not to curl your hair all the way up to the top. Instead, start wrapping the hair around the curling iron midway down the section at ear level. This will add body and fullness to the bottom while keeping the top smooth and sleek. See? Now everyone can keep up with this Kardashian!

For more styling tips, check out this video.

A Curling Iron That’s COOL…

Question:
I need to find a good curling iron, can you recommend one?  – Vivian via email

Bed Head Tourmaline Nano-Ceramic Curling IronAnswer:
Right now I’m loving the Tourmaline Nano-Ceramic curling irons from Bed Head, they are some of the best curling irons I’ve seen, and I’ve seen plenty! The Bed Head curling irons have Tourmaline technology that generates about a bazillion negative ions, combined with Nano-Ceramic barrels to smooth your hair with gentle, far-infrared heat while they create curls. This translates into faster styling and longer lasting frizz-free curls without damage. I’m all over that.

I also am a huge fan of the fiber optic heat indicators. They’re not just cool to look at, they’re smart too. They change colors when you change heat settings, this way, you always know when you’re using high heat vs. low heat – what a great perk to keep you from frying your hair. (Don’t forget to use a heat protectant!)

If you aren’t sold already, this will get you: These irons have a three year limited warranty from the manufacturer. Most warranties are only one year, tops, and a one year warranty is great considering that it’s a heat appliance and you use it constantly! Some appliances don’t even have a warranty. Any manufacturer that offers a warranty that long is pretty darn sure the appliance will provide consistent results for an extended length of time.

State of the art technology for long-lasting frizz-free curls, fiber optic indicators and a kickin’ warranty? You really can’t ask for more in my book.

Swing by our Bed Head section to see the entire product line, it’s awesome. Thanks for asking!

-CurlyBelle