Archive: Hair

Shu Uemura introduces Volume Maker!

SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR is thrilled to unveil VOLUME MAKER, the first precision hair powder brush containing an invisible powder that offers instant volume, texture and lift at the roots. Inspired by Mr. Shu Uemura’s rich cosmetics heritage, VOLUME MAKER is a tribute to his legacy and brings to the hair industry a new creative styling aide that fuses an innovative formula with a precision brush applicator. The powerful combination of this advanced tool and product provides endless benefits including one-of-a-kind lift and fullness, root volume, long-lasting hairstyles and much more.

 BEHIND THE PACKAGING: PRECISION

True to the Master of Beauty’s philosophy that technique is key to beauty, VOLUME MAKER allows for delicate amounts of powder to gently stroke the hair resulting in precise, made-to-measure texture and volume. The packaging, inspired by makeup brushes, offers an artistic approach to hair via precision and technique. VOLUME MAKER is simple enough to be used for advanced styles as well as on-the-go touch-ups.

ENDLESS BENEFITS: A UNIVERSAL STYLER

VOLUME MAKER offers an infinite palette of styling and benefits, including but not limited to:

* Instant root volume

* Amplified shape

* Longer lasting styles – great for blow outs and greasy hair in need of controlling oily scalps

* Creative styling

* Texture for modern up-dos

* Used throughout the day as a touch-up product or blow-dry refresher

INNOVATIVE FORMULA: THE POWDER’S SECRET

State of the art texturizing polymers encapsulated in micro-particles are so small that they allow for a large surface of adhesion on the hair’s surface. This allows the texture to spread across the roots and support the hair’s most intricate areas while still keeping the powder invisible.

USAGE

The unique packaging offers clients and stylists the ability to tailor the volume to their individual needs:

* Press button three times and brush onto root area of dry hair where volume is desired

* Distribute with circular gestures

* Back comb the powdered area to optimize the volume/structure

* Can be used alone or in conjunction with other styling offerings

* Touch up to refresh your style

* Creative hair dressing

Volume Maker will be sold in salons in June and is available for pre-order here.

John Masters Organics summertime styling must-haves

There’s perhaps nothing more refreshing during the hot, humid summer months than a cooling shower. And knowing that you can skip the hair dryer and/or styling tools is the cherry on top!

Below are John Masters Organics summertime styling must-haves – no outlets required:

Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray with Lavender (USDA Certified Organic)

Our much-imitated-but-never-duplicated spray has earned a cult following. The natural sea salt in this unique spray gives hair the same extra body and waves it has after a day at the beach, while certified-organic lavender protects hair from drying.

Retail price $16.50

To use: Spray onto clean hair following shampooing and conditioning and leave in.

The formula enhances curls and adds texture and volume to all hair types

Bare Unscented Detangler

John Master’s newest detangler is ideal for summer, when you may want to skip scented products altogether. Their Bare Unscented Detangler contains a unique blend of arnica and calendula extracts combined with hyaluronic acid to protect, hydrate and detangle hair.

Retail price $14.50

To use: Formulated for all hair types, this detangler works as either a rinse-out or leave-in conditioner.

John’s Tip: Comb the Bare Unscented Detangler through wet hair before twisting into a low bun. Secure with spiral bobby pins and unfurl at the end of the day to unveil smooth, soft waves – just in time for happy hour.

I’ve tried both these products, and they get the Make Her Up stamp of approval!! I love these products so much! I have such finicky hair, to find products that actually help the situation – rather than hinder it – is a huge accomplishment. My hair feels soft and healthy – and frizz free all day! It’s perfect for summer. Your hair just SMELLS like summer. It’s the best!

All John Masters Organics products are available at www.johnmasters.com

Rihanna gets dreads – what do you think?

Rihanna just posted this picture on her Twitter page, saying “Wake bake shake dem dreads”.

What do you think?


L’Oreal being sued because one of their products if flammable???

I was really shocked to read this news this morning – doesn’t seem like this could be true! Apparently L’Oreal is the subject of a new class action lawsuit claiming their product, Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum is flammable!

Women’s Wear Daily reports today that the lawsuit against L’Oreal is on: A judge granted class action to four plaintiffs on Thursday who filed the motion for class certification on Feb. 2. The plaintiffs are seeking recognition for any person who purchased the Garnier serum from Feb. 4, 2008, to the present.

According to the lawsuit and Top Class Actions law blog, the Garnier serum’s two main ingredients are cyclopentasiloxane and dimethiconol, chemicals that can ignite at 171 degrees Fahrenheit. (Flat iron temperatures typically range from 300-450 degrees Fahrenheit.)

A copy of the original lawsuit, filed in June 2011, can be found here.

OMG. We’ve totally used that stuff before, without any bonfire-type incidents. But of course, flammable products are not exactly something you want coming between your hair and a high-heat styling appliance like a blow dryer or flat iron, which most women use on a regular basis.

We’ve contacted L’Oreal for comment on this lawsuit, and we’ll keep you posted on whether the Garnier anti-frizz serum will be yanked from the shelves, but in the meantime, check out some other controversial beauty products below.

Imagine how scary that would be! A class action lawsuit means that this has happened many times. Scary!!

Might want to beware of this product, ladies!

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