Top Five Flat Iron Styling Tips

FHI 1 inch Flat IronFlat irons are best known for creating straight styles, but you can also add body and volume, create curls and make waves as well. It just takes a little product, practice and patience. If your flat iron has a rounded style barrel (and most of them do!) you’re ready to create these must-have styles with ease. These top requested flat iron styling articles and videos to get you styling like a pro!

Straight Styles: Flat Iron Straightening Success, a step-by-step tutorial for the straightest strands around.

Adding Volume: Pump up the Volume on your Bob, transform your bob from flat to fab with these top tips.

Curly Styles: Creating Curls with a Flat Iron, yep, bouncy coils in no time.

Waves: Make Some Serious Waves with a Flat Iron, tips for making those waves you crave.

Styling Tips: Flat Iron Styling with GHD, showcases tips and tricks with a ghd flat iron and some strand supporting styling products.

Got your favorite flat iron? Get going!

-CurlyBelle

Caring for Color-Treated Hair

Now that you’ve dyed those grays, make sure they stay away as long as possible by using color-treated hair care (check out Lanza, Murad, Chi, Abba and Pureology, to name a few!) and a leave in conditioner. This quick video gives some more expert tips and tricks on keeping color treated hair looking it’s best before it’s time to color again.

The Hills go fresh with Alicia Keyes and Dove

Have you heard about the new go fresh product line from Dove? This new line hopes to inspire young women in their 20’s with a fresh perspective – to stop pressuring themselves to achieve it all in like ten minutes – and to recognize a wider definition of success and feel beautiful about themselves. We like that. A lot!

This fragrance-driven collection comes in three invigorating scents so you can select each one to match your state of mind: Refresh (waterlilly and mint), Energize (sparking grapefruit and lemongrass), and Cool off (green tea and cucumber). I could use a little Energize right now – LOL!

Keep an eye out for Dove’s new collection on…. The Hills! Yes, Dove has teamed up with MTV to present Fresh Takes, a new micro-series, starring Alicia Keys (love her!) which follows the lives of three roommates in their mid-twenties living in New York City. Sounds perfect for The Hills, no?

Wanna see the promo?

This fab new line includes body mists, deodorants, personal wash, hand and body lotion, and of course shampoos and conditioners – yay! You can watch the mini-series, and Alicia every week during The Hills. There will be five 3-minute episodes, each one touching on a pressure point of 20-something women: beauty, career, dating, family and friends.

I love, love, LOVE The Hills. I’m totally on team Lauren….

Backstage: Frederic Fekkai COIFF

A sneak peek behind the scenes video featuring Frederic Fekkai at the Fekkai COIFF photoshoot. Me likey the products!

Credits: Shot by Peter Lindbergh

Curl Alert: Nexxus Alluring Curls

Creating gorgeous, frizz free curls just got easier with the latest curl enhancing products from Nexxus! The curls in this video are long-lasting and touchable, never sticky or stiff. If your curls are crunchy, get out of the ’80’s and join the bouncy revolution! We especially like the Alluring Curls lotion to fight the frizz and add definition and shine. Curls love to bounce!

The curling tips in this video are great and you’ll love the results from the products. It’s amazing how they get these curls to stay long and loose without a stray in sight. Now that’s impressive!

-CurlyBelle

Headband How To: Mega Volume

Hayden PanettiereHairstylist Ricardo Rojas shows us how to recreate the hottest headband trend – mega volume!

All you need is some hairspray (we like Davines Defining Glam Power Spray), a teasing comb, some ponytail holders and of course your favorite headband. Ricardo uses a thicker, elastic band while Hayden is wearing a skinny strap. This hairstyle is so versatile, any headband you have will happily hold your style.

You’ve already seen this look on other A-listers such as Drew Barrymore, Eva Longoria and Alicia Silverstone, now capture this look on your own… in mere minutes! Va, va, va volume!

-CurlyBelle

Style Suggestion: New ‘Do for Hillary?

Hilary ClintonObviously Hillary Clinton has been in the news a lot lately and it always leaves me thinking about her ‘serious’ hair. Of course her hairstyle these days is world’s better than her college days (but we all have our hairstyling moments don’t we?) and I think her current hairstyle is even better than her First Lady days. But is it time for a change? Maybe the color…. Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks the style could use a light tweaking – hairstylist, Juan Carlos Maciques of the Rita Hazan salon would love to update Hillary Clinton’s cut.

Something pretty AND powerful.

What do you think?

Backstage with Redken

A quick behind the scenes at Fashion Week with Redken. This video showcases the current hairstyling trend that relies on sparing spritzes, center parts and non-glossy, dull hair texture. The look is not overly done or polished, just simple and chic!