Redken’s 2008 Hairstyling Trends

Some of the hottest hair trends of the season from Redken are presented by Watch Mojo. Think big hair (yay!) and lots of bold hair colors – vibrant reds, blondes and chocolates. To take charge of your style, try Redken’s new water-soluable styling product line – Urban Experiment –  guaranteed to work and then wash out effortlessly.

How to Create a French Braid

Still can’t quite seem to master the french braid? You can conquer all of your french braiding fears with this video – it’s the most complete, step-by-step tutorial we’ve ever seen! A french braid is a classic look to keep in your hairstyling repertoire and a great alternative to the ponytail – especially when the weather gets warmer! After this video, you’ll become a french braiding expert in no time.

-StraightBelle

Natural Henna How To

If you have hair that is relaxed, permed, damaged or fragile you might be wary of getting chemical coloring. Enter henna. This natural colorant is plant derived and a more gentle alternative to the harsh chemicals and peroxide in most hair color dyes. A quick consultation with your stylist will help you select the right color based on your natural hair – results will vary from person to person. Also ask for a quick patch test to make sure it is 100% natural henna and that you do not have any allergies before undergoing the coloring. 

Henna is long-lasting permanent color, but it will still will wash out and lighten over time due to blow drying, sunlight and other factors. This comprehensive video is a great way to learn about the henna application process. You’ll be interested to see the use of olive oil for hydration and shine, and eggs for protein and strength!

The Hollywood Hair Guy’s Frizzy Hair Fix

American Idol hair stylist Dean Banowetz shows us two quick tips on banishing frizz and static electricity in your hair. He’s know as “The Hollywood Hair Guy” for a reason, these tips are tops!

-StraightBelle

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