Fashion Week: Aveda at John Patrick Organics!

JPO_9.10.09_Aveda_1Aveda was all Bohemian Chic at the John Patrick Organics Fashion Show at the Keen’s Steakhouse yesterday!  The hair style was super sexy and romantic.  John Patrick told us “This season, I wanted to dig deep below the surface of Bohemian style, and create a free-spirited look that’s chic, pretty, and fresh.  I was inspired by a photograph taken at the Krazy Kat Club in the 1920’s and sought to create of a dressy, “wholesome Bohemia,” defined by artistic endeavor and intellectual pursuit.  The collection is bright and optimistic—true Bohemians are enthusiasts.  It features a mix-match of happy, classic Bohemia and chic, wear-anywhere utility pieces.  The mix-and-match strategy is signature Organic, but shows my wholesome, Bohemian point-of-view.  What’s Bohemia without self-expression?” StyleBell agrees. 

Odile Gilbert was the Aveda lead stylist, creating the magical Bohemian looks.  When asked how to re-create this look at home Odile gave StyleBell the inside scoop.  “This look is gorgeous and easy to recreate for day or evening.  Prep hair with Aveda Phomollient Styling Foam and create a deep side part.  Spray hair with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray and curl with a one-inch barrel curling iron.  Brush through to create soft, full waves.  Smooth the top of hair with Aveda Light Elements Shaping Wax to tame flyaways and achieve a smooth, modern finish.  Lastly, twist the front curl back and secure with a barrette, adding Air Control Hair Spray for volume and hold.”  Thanks Odile!

Top Knot Updo Summer Trend

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So what is the biggest summer trend this year?  It is the top knot as sported by Nicole Ritchie and Gwen Stefani.  It is the simplest way to get an incredible summer do that works well both on the beach and off.  You can keep it simple like Nicole Ritchie with one single knot or got a little glam craze with multiple knots like Gwen.

How to get this incredible look?

Step 1:  First create a high Ponytail
Step 2:  Tease the hair in the ponytail
Step 3:  Then loop the tease hair around the ponytail holder and secure with pins

It is as easy as that!  You can do one, two or three top knots.

Prom Hair & Makeup Tutorial

Prom is right around the corner and the ladies have to get ready for the big day.  Sophie Kasper, of Ford Models, creates some incredible prom do’s that you can do right at home.  Equip yourself with a Hot Tools 1 ½ inch curling iron and you can create a formal ponytail, long loose waves, or a half up half down look.  Simply amazing.

Dreadlocks the Easy Way

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Are you looking for an easy way to create dreadlocks?  Nicholas Penna Jr, of Salon Capri in Hyde Park, MA, uncovers the secret to simplifying dreadlock making.   

  1. Section off hair into half-inch sized sections 
  2. Apply a wax to the section of hair 
  3. Using a comb, tease the root area of the hair 
  4. Begin to twist the hair 
  5. Spray with a light hairspray 
  6. Use a flat iron to hold the hair in place and move it up and down to create a “dreadlock” look 

Let us know how it works for you!

Need Help Styling Fine Hair

Calling all women with fine hair.  Do you have problems creating volume or keeping a style in your hair?  With fine hair it can always be such a challenge to keep that hold or create a voluminous style.  Julien Farel partnered with Phyto explains easy steps that you can do at home to create beautiful volume in your fine thin hair.  Julien’s tip:  Always use volumizer all over the hair.

 

French Braid Hair with a Twist

Do you remember the time when the french braid was all the rage?  I was definitely a french braid aficionado!  You will not believe but the french braid has come back!  Check out Ricardo Rojay, celeb hairstylist, as he creates a simple yet elegant updo with a the french braid!  I love it!

 

How to Keep your Hairstyle Overnight

Do you get frustrated because you can’t keep your hair style for more than a day?  Alejandro, from Ford Models, teaches us how to keep that hairstyle from withering away overnight.  All you need is pins or a hair clip.  How easy!  Try it and let me know if it works for you.

 

 

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.