62nd Annual Tony Awards – StyleBell Exclusive!

62nd Tony Awards Gift Lounge, Brooke Shields, Whoopi Goldberg, Mary Louise Parker

StyleBell Exclusive:  I was invited to hang with the celebs at the 62nd Annual Tony Award’s Offical Presenter Gift Lounge!  Yes that is where celebs get to pick and choose fab products.  The stars included Whoopi Goldberg, Brook Shields, Mary Louise Parker, Alec and Steven Baldwin, Laurence Fishburne, and the entire original case of Rent just to name a few.  Thanks Pureology for inviting me along on this ride of a lifetime! 

PureOlogy Serious Colour Care was the haircare sponsor of the Official Presenter Gift Lounge at the 62nd Annual Tony Awards.  So lets get down to the good stuff.  Which Pureology product did the stars love?

Before she headed out to host the main event, Whoopi Goldberg consulted with PureOlogy National Artistic Team Member Mary Katherine Hecht for the ultimate hair advice. Mary Katherine recommended the NanoWorks Shampoo and Condition. Whoopi was excited to try the product especially when she found out that it was 100% Vegan.

Lipstick Jungles, Brooke Shields made her way through the suite with her beautiful daughter on her hip. As she breezed through the PureOlogy booth she couldn’t pass up the ColourMax, since she plans on spending countless hours in the sun with her children.

The talented Mary Louise Parker fell in love with the HydrateShampoo and Condition for her daughter. She mentioned “My daughter has an afro, she needs hydration put back into her hair.”

Two Baldwin’s are better than one.  Alec and Steven Baldwin came through the suite together in their tuxes. Alec headed straight for the HoldFast. As he squirted a large amount of the gel on a napkin and rubbed his finger through it, he states “I know gel, and THIS is good gel.” Steven was no stranger to the product as he knew his wife was a fan.  Both Baldwin’s walked away with gift bags filled with product.

The talented Laurence Fishburne and his wife were excited to hear about PureOlogy, when we mentioned to the couple that the line is 100% Vegan, Laurence did a little groove, he was so excited and couldn’t wait to try the product.

It would not be the Tony’s unless the original cast of Rent showed up. The suite was packed with some of the most talented actors in the business, from Mimi, Roger to Angel, all were in love with the product and couldn’t wait to go home and try the 100% Vegan products.

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Kate Hudson Hair Care Line: David Babaii for Wild Aid!

kate hudson hair care david babaii wild aidDavid Babaii and Kate Hudson have teamed up to launch a super inspirational line of eco-friendly hair products, David Babaii for Wild Aid.  A few months ago I mentioned the new launch.  Lucky me, David Babaii, was nice enough to send me a sneak peak on the product line including shampoos, conditioners, styling products, and appliances. 

I tested out the amplifying shampoo and conditioner and LOVE IT!  The shampoo is made from Polynesian white ginger and volumizing volcanic ash and is sulfate, paraben, and petroleum free!   I really felt good about using this product and the results were fab.  More volume, more shine, and a healthy glow!  All of this with no animal testing!  David Babaii for Wild Aid also has a bohemian beach spray which creates natural beach curls that are fantastic this time of year.  Run don’t walk and get yourself on the animal-eco-friendly band wagon.  The best part you don’t have to sacrifice your hair! Buy now at StyleBell!

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Grooming Pomade

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Grooming PomadeThe Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Grooming Pomade was a complete life savor!  A few weeks ago I received a very “interesting” hairstyle; nice on paper but very difficult to style.  Sounds familiar?  Of course I got this “interesting” haircut right before a major formal event.  I was sitting in my bathroom with flat iron, hair dryer, and spray on hand.  I blew my hair completely dry.  Then I flat ironed it.  OMG!.  The hairstylist decided to cut bangs and major layers.  My hair looked like a bird’s nest with strands and bangs just doing their own thing. 

With hair in disarray, I started searching for something anything that could transform this mess into beautiful silky strands!  Ah ha!  I found it, the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Grooming Pomade in the back of my hubbie’s cabinet.  It spoke to me.  Although a quote on quote men’s product could pomade work for me?  Definitely!

I opened the jar and smelled the fresh fragrance of tea tree oil.  Very refreshing.  I took a dollop size amount and rubbed between my hands.  Not too much just enough.  I started with the bangs and then went from the tops of my hair down.  It really worked.  I placed all of the whacked out strands in its place while giving my hair incredible shine!  Let’s just say I got tons of glowing comments about my hair that night.  Thanks Paul Mitchell!

Kate Hudson Launches Haircare Line

Kate HudsonOur one and only Kate Hudson will be launching a new line of eco friendly haircare products.  What!  No it is not April Fools.  Kate Hudson is partnering up with LA celeb hairstylist David Babaii to create the new David Babaii for Wild Aid.  The hair products will include exotic natural ingredients and will be free fromdavid babaii wildaide sulfates, parabens, and animal products.  Also animal testing, of course, is completely prohibited.  David Babaii for Wild Aid hair care line will also donate a percentage of the profits to the wildlife preservation organization Wild Aid.  Sign me up!   Would we expect anything less from our Goldie Diva?   Product review soon to come!    

 

Read StyleBell’s review of the David Babaii for Wild Aid Products Here!

Kerastase Creme Elasto-Curl is a Curl DO!

Kerastase Creme Elasto CurlKerastase Nutritive Creme Elasto-Curl is a definition forming creme for thick, curly hair. That’s what the bottle says. But does it work?

I’m always on the lookout for anything that claims to enhance curls and control frizz. But seriously, don’t all products designed for curly hair claim to do this? I must admit, a lot of products I have tried fall short of this claim, though every time I try a new product, I am as enthusiastic as ever with hope!

If you have curly hair, you know how this feels. You get all excited to try a new curl enhancing cream, and midway through using it, you realize it’s not going to do what you want it to do. Then the big let down, your hair looks worse.

Well Kerastase can change that. Their Creme Elasto-Curl helps condition and improve curl definition, while it adds shine, suppleness, and softness. And yes, it really does help control frizz. Kerastase offers a complete product line of hair care products and hair treatments created to restore and maximize your hair’s natural beauty. And there is nothing better than nice natural curls!

Enjoy the total Kerastase experience at home, you won’t be sorry! If you’ve read my blog posts you know that I’m already a huge fan of Kerastase Oleo Relax too!

For curly hair styling tips from Kerastase check out this video: Modern Curls with Kerastase Oleo Curl. Curls RULE!

-CurlyBelle

Why Conditioner is a Curl’s BFF

Liz (a curl diva!) from Expert Village explains the importance of deep conditioning curly hair and emphasizes using hair treatments to keep those curls full of bounce and shine.

Just remember: Happy curls are healthy curls, so always use a leave-in conditioner. I use one every day (really!) and my curls love it. You can click on this link to find some curl friendly products ready to caress your curls.

-CurlyBelle

Modern Curls with Kerastase Oleo Curl

Stylist Tommy Buckett discusses the latest celebrity hairstyling trend: Long, loose curls. He’ll also discuss three different types of curls and introduce you to the Kerastase Oleo-Curl product line. If you have curls, you’ll love Kerastase – it’s one of my favorites for managing curly locks!

For styling tips on creating these curls, check out these Curling Iron Tips from a Pro.

-CurlyBelle

Hair Loss and Women

Before menopause, about 13 percent of women experience hair thinning. After menopause, reporting of the problem from women increases to about 37 percent. A common type of hair loss in women is androgenetic alopecia, which is related to hormone levels in the body.

There’s a large genetic predisposition, which may be inherited from the father or mother. Another important cause of hair loss in women is a condition called alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that affects more than two per cent of the population. In this, the hair follicles are attacked by white blood cells.

What is with the “Circle of life?” I mean, sometimes it all seems like one sad, cruel joke.

We start off as tiny babies, who can barely even do anything worthwhile. Well, that is unless you count drinking milk, crying, sleeping and pooping worthwhile. So maybe the crying part is pretty cool. We then progress to the stage of adulthood, which goes well for a while, but then something happens. We begin to deteriorate. Yeah, that’s what I said, and you know what I mean. Our bodies have trouble staying fir, our metabolism slows down significantly, our teeth get yellow, wrinkles appear on our faces, and our hair falls out. What in the heck is this all about? Soon we’re back in jumbo sized diapers and barely walking.

However, there are things we can do to prevent and even treat most of these things. Well, except maybe the jumbo sized diapers. You’re on your own with that one. But dilemmas such as tooth decay, weight gain and hair loss can be dealt with accordingly. Now, women’s hair loss may be a whole different subject.

What do you know about women’s hair loss? Sure, you are probably thinking to yourself, it’s the same thing as men’s hair loss. We both have heads that are covered with hair, but then one day the hair falls out. Granted, this is true.

Women’s hair loss is certainly not as common as men’s. One of the commonest forms of hair loss in women (and men) is a condition called telogen effluvium, in which there is a diffuse (or widely spread out) shedding of hairs around the scalp and elsewhere on the body. This is usually a reaction to intense stress on the body’s physical or hormonal systems, or as a reaction to medication.

Causes of Female Hair Loss

The MSNBC Today Show’s: Natalie Morales talks with “Today”  One cause of hair loss in women can be hormonal imbalances. Having an overactive or under active thyroid gland may cause thinning hair. Treating the thyroid disease will usually help this type of female hair loss. Hormones can also cause hair loss if female hormones (estrogens), are out of balance causing women’s hair loss. However, if the hormone imbalance is corrected, the hair loss should stop.

Child birth may result in sudden hair loss in women. It’s common for many women to notice hair loss after pregnancy – immediately 3 months after they had a baby. This too, is caused by hormones. But this is not something to worry about. During pregnancy, hair shedding during the normal hair cycle is retarded in by high levels of hormones. Once the hormones have returned to pre-pregnancy levels, this extra hair is shed with the normal cycle of hair growth and loss returning over time.

Hair Loss from Menopause and Hormonal Therapies — causes of female hair loss can come from hormonal therapies such as Progesterone, a female hormone that inhibits the development of a new follicle. Hair loss and menopause are commonly linked and result in thinning hair in older women. Before menopause, about 13 percent of women experience hair thinning. After menopause, reporting of the problem from women increases to about 37 percent.

One thing that is a sad truth regarding hair loss is the stereotype. It’s a casual deal when men lose their precious dews. Indeed it does suck, and any man would prefer to keep his hair throughout eternity, but if it should decrease or go away, the man learns to deal with the burden. Society doesn’t really pick him apart or call him a loser. It’s far too common for that. However, what about women’s hair loss?

Have you ever given women’s hair loss some serious thought?

The general public does not see this affliction as normal in any way. In fact, many women are virtually ostracized for losing their beautiful locks. It’s just one of those features that’s a crucial part of being female. Society has made it this way. Regardless, women’s hair loss is a problem for some. Fortunately there are more hair regrowth treatments available now days to deal with this burden.

-Credits: Herbal Nourish Natural Alternative Hair Loss Treatments

P.S. Check our our thinning hair section for some essential hair loss hair care.