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Spring Hair 2014 Trend: Tousled Texture

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The tousled trend is taking Spring 2014 runways by storm. It seems as though the less you care, the prettier the hair and that effortless beauty is definitely in.

John Barrett created a messy side braid with loose face framing strands that accentuated the wearable, classic styles from the designer for the Spring 2014 Holmes & Yang presentations.

 

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HOLMES & YANG

Hair: John Barrett for Alterna Haircare, using Alterna Haircare products

Designer Inspiration: “For Spring 2014, Holmes & Yang presented classic styles with a variety of textures and lines. To complement the earthy brown tones of the seductive smokey eyes, I went with an effortless, laid-back look with lots of tousled texture. A wearable-do whether she is headed to an office meeting or about to embark on the ultimate travel adventure”- John Barrett for Alterna Haircare

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GET THE LOOK: Tousled texture with loose face-framing strands, evoke your adventurous nature.

· Prep hair with Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream by applying a quarter size amount throughout sections of your hair

· Follow with Alterna Haircare Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo (note: two new scents launching in October – Mango Coconut [Katie Holmes’ favorite] and Sheer Blossom) by spraying a liberal amount throughout the scalp. Use this technique to add texture to your hair and create a starting base. For extra wavy texture, spray Alterna Haircare Bamboo Style Boho Waves Spray from the mid-section of hair towards the ends

· Next, spray Alterna Haircare Bamboo Uplifting Root Blast at the roots while sectioning hair and using a blow dryer aiming towards the scalp to hold the lift. Then, wrap one inch sections around 11/2 curling iron and hold for 15 seconds

· When done curling the entire head, shake up the curls with your fingers. The messier the better. Scrunch with Alterna Haircare Bamboo Style Boho Waves Spray

· Push hair to deep side part then start French braiding hair from nape of neck twisting and adding sections to the braid till you reach the opposite ear and secure with a clear elastic. Twist and tuck the braid underneath by pinning into place with bobby pins.

· For a piecier look, pull out a few strands near the face and finish with the Alterna Haircare Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Micromist for a boost of shine.

Him & Her – One Product, One Couple

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I was sent some PR samples of a few Schwarzkopf products that work great for you and your guy. Check out below to see some styling tools that work for both of you and can help clear up a little counter space.

We all know how hard counter top space is to come by, especially when you’re sharing a single sink with your significant other! Thankfully, you can clear the clutter and save space with these bath, body, hair and home products for him AND her:

moisture kick duo

A great duo for the end of summer. Long days out in the summer sun swimming, biking and hiking has left my hair pretty dry. The moisture kick duo has really helped nourish my dry hair. On top of working great for me and my guy, keeping our hair smooth and hydrated it works great for my kids. I love the spray conditioner its the perfect way to banish the tangles and have pain free brushing.

Schwarzkopf BC MOISTURE KICK
For Dry To Normal Hair For Weightless Rehydration

BC Moisture Kick is perfect to rebalance the hair’s moisture level. The innovative HYALURONIC ACID DERIVATE recharges the hair with essential moisture without overburdening it. For soft, supple and nourished hair, full of healthy shine and bounce.

The innovative formulas include:

  • HYALURONIC ACID DERIVATIVE: a vital ingredient commonly used in body moisturisers. Its molecule is able to balance the water content. Its outstanding hydrating properties result in increased smoothing, softening and combating dryness.
  • PANTHENOL: penetrates the hair shaft to inject hydration and balances the natural moisture level.
  • AMINO CELL REBUILD TECHNOLOGY: penetrates deeply into the hair to repair the inner cell structure.

BC Moisture Kick Shampoo

  • Benefit: BC Moisture Kick Shampoo cleanses normal to dry or curly hair and infuses it with essential moisture.

BC Moisture Kick Spray Conditioner

  • Benefit: BC Moisture Kick Spray Conditioner detangles normal to dry or curly hair and infuses it with essential moisture.

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I love the Schwarzkopf OSiS+ Rough Rubber. The product is blue and does have a real rubber feel to it. You don’t need much just a little dab and you can add texture and style to you hair. My boys all love it because it works great at spiking their hair and creating little faux hawks. For my daughter and I we use a few dabs to create a little texture to our hair. I love that its not sticky at all and it smell amazing!

OSiS+ Rough Rubber
Rugged texturizer
Innovative rubber consistency that roughens up your style. OSiS+ ROUGH RUBBER is the first product with a unique rubber consistency that mattifies and roughens up the hair structure for natural long lasting distressed looks. The consistency of the innovative rubber paste offers a high level of control even with thicker hair, but won’t weigh down fine hair or leave any residues. Thanks to Micro-sponge Technology and Bees wax, the formula easily lets you reshape your look anytime with a non-sticky grip. Work a small amount into towel-dry hair and style hair as required.

Apply a small amount to dry hair.

 

Disclosure: I was sent samples of the above mentioned products for potential review. All opinions are 100 my own.

Extend Your Summer Highlights with Pureology Highlight Stylist

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Are you worried about losing the perfect sun kissed highlights of summer?  I was sent the Highlight Stylist Trio from Pureology and I have been using the products for the last month to see how well they work.

I have my hair highlighted but one problem I always have is my color turning brassy from the red undertones. I was really interested to see if this line could help. My highlights had just started getting a bit brassy when I got the products and within days I noticed my color was back to bright and platinum without any brassy tones. The line not only keeps my blonde nice and bright it left my hair soft and conditioned. Read on below to see which products I liked most.

PUREOLOGY HIGHLIGH STYLIST -ILLUMINATE YOUR HIGHLIGHTS, PERFECT YOUR STYLE
Highlight Stylist is specially formulated to help reduce porosity and strengthen highlighted hair so it is healthy looking and radiant.

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I like using this foam when I am going to heat style my hair, it leaves it soft and the blonde is so bright and shiny. Love how it full it makes my hair and leaves the blonde so shiny.

BODIFYING LUMINATOR™ TEXTURIZING SHINE-FOAM

  • Reflective Porosity Fillers: Olive, apricot and jojoba oils help fill in the gaps on the cuticle to bring out optimum brilliance
  • Strengthening AntiFade Complex Keravis-infused complex provides internal and external strengthening for breakage protection and optimum colour retention.
  • Natural Texturizer Naturally derived, food grade red algae provides lightweight texture without dulling, mattifying or weighing hair down

Free of Salt, Parabens and Mineral Oil

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A great product, I can use the Gold Definer Contour Shine Gel on wet or dry hair. It helps keep frizz at bay when I let my hair air dry and keeps my hair shiny and smooth when I blow it out.

GOLD DEFINER™ CONTOUR SHINE-GEL
Gold mica-infused formula controls frizz and illuminates highlights with lustrous shine. Great for a long-lasting smooth blowout. Can be used on wet or dry hair.

  • Reflective Porosity Fillers: Olive, apricot and jojoba oils help fill in the gaps on the cuticle to bring out optimum brilliance
  • Strengthening AntiFade Complex Keravis-infused complex provides internal and external strengthening for breakage protection and optimum colour retention.
  • Natural Texturizer Naturally derived, food grade red algae provides lightweight texture without dulling, mattifying or weighing hair down

Free of Salt, Parabens and Mineral Oil

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Perfect for naturally wavy or curly hair this is my go-to styling product. I love on busy mornings I can just spritz this on my wet hair and scrunch and I have soft beachy, curls that last all day.

SEA-KISSED TEXTURIZER™ SALT-FREE TOUSLE MIST
Non-stripping, salt-free spray creates lightweight, day-at-the-beach texture with radiant shine. Added texture benefit when layered without adding weight or stickiness.

  • Reflective Porosity Fillers: Olive, apricot and jojoba oils help fill in the gaps on the cuticle to bring out optimum brilliance
  • Strengthening AntiFade Complex Keravis-infused complex provides internal and external strengthening for breakage protection and optimum colour retention.
  • Natural Texturizer Naturally derived, food grade red algae provides lightweight texture without dulling, mattifying or weighing hair down

Free of Salt, Parabens and Mineral Oil

ABOUT PUREOLOGY SERIOUS COLOUR CARE®
All Pureology formulas offer an industry first: Longer Lasting Hair Colour – Guaranteed!® For more information visit Pureology.com or like Pureology on Facebook.

 

Disclosure: I was sent PR samples of the above products for potential review . All opinions are 100% my own .


Elle Varner Covers mark Magalog!

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R&B sensation Elle Varner will appear on mark’s October Magalog 10 cover. mark Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg created Elle’s look stunning cover look. Check out below to see what products were used to create Elle’s look.

Mag10CoverFace & Cheeks:
“I began by applying mark Got the Goods Foundation ($18) then conceled any imperfections with mark Super Conceal Concealer ($10). I dusted mark Just Blushing in Charmed ($9) onto Elle’s cheekbones to add a soft, rosey tone. To set the look, I applied mark Great Finish Pressed Perfecting Powder ($12).”

Eyes:
“I swept mark i-mark Metallic Eye Shadow in Goldiluxe ($7) all over the lid. Next I used mark What A Line Eyeliner in Twilight ($10) along the upper lash lines and extended it just beyond the outer corners of the eyes. To make her eyes pop, I applied two coats of mark Lash All You Want High Volume Mascara in Black ($10) onto the lashes.”

Lips:
“To compliment mark’s fall accessories, gave Elle a beautiful, deep red lip by applying mark Mark it Rich Lip Color Crayon in Royale.” ($11)

You can find all the products used to create this look at meetmark.com.

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