Archive: Beauty News

Don’t let your anti-aging routine stop at your face!

Fernando Milani

 

If you think you have  a handle on anti- aging with a great eye cream and facial regimen you are missing one vital piece. Most women overlook their hair as they grow older, missing key steps to keeping their hair healthy, shiny and vibrant. Fortunately Anti-Aging hair care is one of the fastest growing hair care categories and there are lots of great products to get you hair Rapunzel would swoon over.

 

Pick the right haircut:

You don’t need to chop off your hair  just because your no longer getting carded on ladies night. Study your face and your  lines to determine the right cut. Long hair can make crows feet appear smaller while a great bob can diminish the look of laugh lines and under eye droop. Your stylist can help you find the perfect cut to play up your best features.

 

Great hair starts on the inside:

What you put in your body is as important as what you put on it. When it comes to healthy hair a high quality anti-aging supplement and a healthy balanced diet will aid you in keeping silky, vibrant hair. Your hair will also benefit from hair care products fortified with vitamins A, B, C, and E, try Vitamin Blueberry Avocado Shampoo ($3.99) infused with potent antioxidants.

 

Treat your hair to a mask:

A great deep conditioner or mask can help combat dryness and roughness. A great deep conditioner that is easy on the wallet is Age Beautiful Intense Strengthing Treatment (9.99), a customer favorite leaves hair moisturized and easy to manage and adds unbelievable shine.

 

Switch your Shampoo and Conditioner:

A switch to anti-aging shampoo and conditioner will help nourish  and moisturizeyour hair restoring a youthful shine. Alterna’s Caviar Moisture ($53.00)  goes beyond simple moisture by helping hair attract, retain, and rebalance the hydration it needs. One of my favorites Frederic Fekkai Ageless ($35-$125) anti-aging formula repairs and prevents the effects of biological, environmental and mechanical aging in hair by restoring hair’s intrinsic strength, structure and vitality.

 

Have you tried any anti-aging hair care products? What have you liked ?  Come join the discussion in the coffee talk community.

BRAVE WINDY WEATHER HEAD-ON!

BRAVE WINDY WEATHER HEAD-ON: TAMING FLYAWAY HAIR FROM JOHNATHAN BREITUNG SALON & LUXURY SPA

Blustery days can upset your perfectly-styled coif and leave hair looking messy and dull – not a cute look for any girl. Luckily frizzy, windblown hair can be controlled with a few easy tricks. Johnathan Breitung of Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa in Chicago shares his top tips for keeping your hair looking fabulous whether your hair is wavy, curly, or straight.

Wavy Hair:
Powerful gusts of wind can leave wavy hair looking limp. Johnathan Breitung recommends Texture from Bumble and Bumble to help style hair on windy days. Apply a small amount to damp hair. Scrunch and ruffle it through the hair and let the product sit for a couple of minutes. Texture can be air dried or for extra lift and movement use a diffuser. This will give your hair enough volume and bounce to resist losing its shape on a breezy day.

Straight Hair:
Try wearing your hair in a bun or pulling the front pieces into a half-up half-down ‘do. Straight hair can lose body and tangle easily, so a structured hairstyle is your best bet.

Curly Hair:
Windy weather can leave your hair looking lackluster. Eliminating alcohol products helps curly hair stay nourished and full-bodied. Deep-conditioning your hair weekly with products like Bumble and Bumble’s Deeep or Mending Conditioner will also keep your curly locks looking fabulous.

Tips for All Hair Types:
1) Get the tousled look. Work leave-in conditioner into your hair to keep it soft and sleek even in the most turbulent weather.
2) Check yo’ ponytail. A low ponytail is chic and works with any ensemble. It only takes a second to sweep it up and dodge flyaway strands all day long.
3) Head for the hills, or at least look like it. Heidi braids are a perfectly cute way to tie back your hair to avoid it getting swept away by the wind. Try crisscrossing them on the crown of the head and securing with bobbypins for a more sophisticated Nordic style.
4) Sleep chic. Opt for a satin pillow so hair slides smoothly instead of getting frizzy while you snooze.

About Johnathan Breitung
Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa is a full service salon and spa with professional staff that offers hair and color-services, facials, massage, microdermabrasion, nails, waxing and more. Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa is located in Lakeview at 3226 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657. For further information call 773-348-1800 or visit www.johnathanbreitungsalon.com

P&G launches new packaging, marketing campaign for Ivory brand

AMERICAN ICON IVORY SOAP GETS MODERN DAY MAKEOVER

Procter & Gamble’s oldest and most iconic brand, Ivory, today released a bold new advertising campaign and vibrant product packaging design for its line of bar soaps and body washes. The refreshingly honest campaign highlights the simplicity of the Ivory soap product that consumers have loved for more than 130 years while contemporizing the product’s look and feel.

 

Developed by Portland-based Wieden+Kennedy, the new ad campaign takes a humorous look at what are called “Ivoryisms” or refreshingly honest product truths. Smart, edgy and irreverent “Ivoryisms” like “Cleanliness Needn’t Involve Costliness” will start appearing in the national broadcast, print and online advertising campaign starting Oct. 2011.

 


New Beauty Center and Blog from Martha Stewart Living‏

 

The Master of homemaking has done it again check out the new blog from Martha Stewart Living. Home décor, entertaining, baking and now…beauty! This new dedicated Beauty Center on marthastewart.com (marthastewart.com/beauty) is an online extension of the pages of Martha Stewart Living magazine featuring everything from tips & tricks for hair, beautiful skin, eyes, lips and more. The center also includes a new blog titled “How Lovely”, which offers up fun and informative daily beauty tips from industry experts, beauty trends & news as well as product reviews including acne-fighting solutions for your 30s, the best products for effortless-looking makeup, and more.

They have a great feature today about how to choose and wear the right red lipstick.