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Dianna Agron How To with UNITE Hair!

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Glee star Dianna Agron, spotted at The Family premiere on September 10th in New York City sports a simple tousled ponytail, making her our Look-of-the-Week. Follow these easy steps below on how you and your readers can recreate her hairstyle at home, from UNITE Hair:

Step One: Starting on damp hair, spray a volumizer from root to tip, try UNITE Boosta Spray ($26.25).

Step Two: Using a round brush, blow-dry hair. Once dry, flip hair over and sprinkle throughout a weightless powder that will add texture and more volume. Try UNITE Expanda Dust ($26.25).

Step Three: Part hair in the middle and pull hair into a low, loose ponytail. Secure with an elastic.

Step Four: Using a curling iron, curl alternate sections of the ponytail starting from the bottom and working only half way up the pony. Finish a light hold hairspray; try UNITE Max Control Hairspray ($27.50).

All UNITE Hair products can be found on Unitehair.com

Expanda Dust .21ozBoosta Spray 8oz copy

Six Things Your Hairstylist REALLY Wishes You Knew!

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I just read this really interesting article on ‘Six Things Your Hairstylist Really Wishes You Knew’ and I thought it was awesome! I now consider myself educated!

Man, I really need a haircut. It’s been over a year! I was growing it out for my brother’s wedding, and then I just let it go! Now that I know these handy tips, I need to schedule an appointment!

1. When you show up late, you’re not just throwing off their schedule, you’re compromising your cut. The refinement of your cut happens in the last 10 minutes — after your hair is dry — and it’s crucial. If time is tight, your stylist will have to rush through it.

2. Not only is your cell phone conversation annoying, it’s messing up your hair. When you’re on the phone, you tilt and move your head. Some stylists say that even gum-chewing causes slight movements that can lead to an uneven cut.

3. A running critique won’t improve the result. “Don’t micromanage a cut in progress,” says stylist Shin An. “Make sure you have a detailed consultation — with photos for reference — then let your stylist concentrate.” If you feel your cut is veering way off track, ask your stylist to stop so you can discuss your specific concern (“My bangs are getting too short”).

4. Myth: A good stylist can talk and skillfully cut hair at the same time.
“Cutting hair is a technical craft that requires a lot of concentration,” says salon owner Eva Scrivo. “Can you carry on a conversation while you’re typing? No. I see a lot of haircuts with typos.” Catch up with your stylist before she starts cutting, then pick up a magazine and let her do her work.

5. Myth: All highlights are created equal.
Most colorists use foils to create highlights, but balayage* can give more sun-kissed and natural-looking results, says Marie Leppard, senior colorist at the Julien Farel Salon in New York City.

6. Myth: Stress created gray hair
No amount of fretting can affect the production of melanin and the enzymes that influence pigmentation in your hair.

*A process of highlighting hair by painting on bleach without using foils (from the French “to sweep”).

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Style For a Cure with Joico!

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Joico has teamed up with City of Hope again this year in order to bring Breast Cancer awareness.  They have donated thousandsd of dollars to further breast cancer research. If you’re a fan of Joico products (LIKE MOI!) then pick these products above. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the cause.

Breast cancer never takes a holiday and Joico/ISO’s annual efforts to raise funds for research and increase awareness doesn’t either. Their efforts to support the fight to end cancer transforms this year to its “Style for A Cure” campaign in a year that has also seen Joico transformed in image and purpose. The Style for A Cure campaign includes special pink product promotions – top stylers JoiMist Firm hairspray and JoiWhip foam offered in a sleek, metallic pink sheen that gradates from top to bottom. These top stylers will be available on special in a “2 for $22” duo deal coming this September/October.  The campaign also continues to offer marketing support for salons and professional stylists who wish to hold their own breast cancer-related events. Joico’s do-it yourself BCA website continues to be a source for salons and stylists to create and promote their very own local efforts to help the cause.

More info – plus where to buy – here!


REVIEW: Professional ‘Classic Collection’ #ColorMeClairol


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How many of you guys dye your own hair?? I have to. I just can’t afford to keep up my hair at a salon anymore. Nice part is, there are companies like Clairol that make amazing at-home products so you don’t have to go to the salon anymore! You can mix and dye your own hair – right in the comfort of your home!

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Tip: You might call your hair dresser and ask what color she uses on your hair. You can take that number – and buy the color yourself – and dye your hair for a fraction of the cost! Personally, I use 6N for my hair. For this post, we decided to color Erin’s hair, and for that we used 9N.

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Watch how easy this process was!! All you need is a bowl, a brush and plastic gloves! I picked these up for under $5 at my local beauty store.

Step 1: Pour PRE-MEASURED Developer in a bowl! (No measuring – just empty the contents in a bowl!)

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Step 2: Add pre-measured color to developer!

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Step 3: Mix to combine! THAT’S IT!!

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Three unbelievably easy steps! There’s no measuring, no fuss! You simply pick your color – mix the two together – and go nuts! Clairol Professional ‘Classic Collection’ has taken all the hassle out of dying your hair!

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After I mixed the color – I easily applied the color to Erin’s hair. You let the color sit for 30-45 minutes, and you’re done!

We’ll show you the after pictures – soon! Stay tuned!

Here’s more info on Clairol Professional ‘Classic Collection’!

Classic makes a comeback. Clairol Professional’s new ‘Classic Collection’ offers 16 timeless shades with a modern formula for brilliant shine and deep conditioning.

True-to-tone Neutrals; green base brass-busting Ashes; soft Gold Neutrals. Get the classic Miss Clairol tonal results you love, now with SOY4PLEX, for the four signs of healthy-looking color.

These permanent liquid shades can be mixed with each other or with Clairol Professional liquicolor permanente shades for customized color. For best results, use with Pure White or Clairoxide developer.

Classic Collection benefits include:

  • 16 intermixable shades
  • Excellent gray coverage
  • Up to 84% more conditioning than the leading professional cream color
  • Up to 61% more shine*
  • Multi-dimensional shades
  • Long-lasting color

*vs. untreated hair

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Clairol Professional via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Clairol Professional.