Archive: Hair

Jennifer Aniston cut her hair to avoid the ‘Real Housewives’ look

Jennifer Aniston’s longtime hairdresser Chris McMillian tells Allure.com why he decided to cut Jen’s famous long hair into a short sassy bob. Hint: He doesn’t want his client looking like the ladies of ‘The Real Housewives’ – any of them.

“I’m loving bobs again. I love the girl in the YSL ads. It’s a sexy look. The reason that I’m loving a bob at the moment… There are so many long, layered hairstyles and-don’t get me wrong, I love that. But The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills all have that. You know what I mean? And what’s the opposite direction you can go in?” McMillan said.

“It’s nice to take the extensions out of the hair and do something more natural. It’s gotten out of hand. But I can’t stop watching it.”

McMillan calls Jen’s new do a hairline bob, because it follows the jaw down.

“It’s shortened in back and longer in front. It’s angled and inspired by Vidal Sassoon haircuts and Julie Christie from ‘Shampoo’,” he told Allure.

“It was just time for a change. We had a blast doing it. And we’ve always liked this haircut. It’s about keeping things simple. The way Celine and Calvin Klein and Jil Sander and all these clothing lines are keeping it really simple and chic. I really feel that fashion right now. All the styles are back to when I first started doing hair. And I love it.”

I know a lot of people say her new cut makes her look older, but I love it. I think she looks great!

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NEW from L’Oreal – Sublime Mousse by Healthy Look!

Do you dye your own hair? If you do – you’re gonna love this! If you don’t – this new product may make you change your mind!

The geniuses at L’Oreal have made dying your own hair as easy as applying shampoo. Seriously! Make Her Up is happy to introduce to you L’Oreal’s new way to dye hair – Sublime Mousse!

I was sent a box of L’Oreal Sublime Mousse to try for myself (color #41, Iced Dark Brown) and I was absolutely thrilled to try it! (PS: Why does my picture have an 80’s glow to it? Time to clean the lens…)

I dye my own hair, and I’ve always used L’Oreal products. One part of dying my own hair that I hate – is the mess. You get the drips down your face, on your ears, on the sink/counter/etc. (Okay – maybe I’m just messy!) But this new product takes away all of those issues!

It’s hair dye – in mousse form! How perfect is that? It’s a permanent conditioning haircolor – that makes your color look natural, your hair shiny and healthy!

Have grays (like moi)? No problem! This product covers your gray’s perfectly! I don’t know how this dye does it – but it seems to capture the highs and lows naturally found in your hair – my hair doesn’t look one-dimensional or flat. I looks great!

This product is so easy to use, it’s crazy. It comes out like a mousse – and is the simplest way to apply hair dye that I’ve seen yet. Just massage the product into your hair – no more parting or separating! The mousse expands once it’s in your hair – surrounding every strand, so even the hard to see back of your head – are easily covered!

GO HERE TO WATCH THE APPLICATION VIDEO! See for yourself how easy it is!

In order to create the perfect product, L’Oreal did their homework!

Consumer Insight (based on 2009 L’Oréal Paris Haircolor Incidence Study)

  • 33% of colorers think home haircolor is a chore and is messy
  • 89% of colorers fear a fake-looking color result or making a mistake
  • 33% of colorers fear they will not get a natural color result at home
  • 19% of non-colorers and potential colorers cited inconvenience and time as the reason they stopped coloring

Sublime Mousse Product Information:

  • Permanent, conditioning mousse haircolor
  • Perfect gray coverage, while maintaining hair’s natural highs and lows
  • Natural-looking, lively, shiny color
  • A unique micro-aerated mousse haircolor that expands around every strand for pure, natural-looking color that never looks dull or fake.
  • Delicate fragrance – no harsh ammonia smell
  • As easy to apply as shampoo – no more parting and sectioning so that even the hardest to reach areas are easily cover
  • Easy to use foaming pump allows for quick application without the drips

L’Oréal Paris Haircolor Information

  • #1 Haircolor brand in the World (Based on 2009 Nielsen, SymphonyIRI &SRI data for both units and dollar sales in 53 countries, representing 91% of worldwide GDP)
  • #1Haircolor brand in America (IRISymphony 2010 data for dollar and unit sales)
  • 96 Haircolor Patents
  • 4 Haircolor Research Labs Worldwide (Paris, Shanghai, Kawasaki, Japan, Clark, NJ)
  • L’Oréal began as a haircolor company.  In 1907, Eugène Schueller, a French chemist, developed a hair dye formula called Auréole.  Schueller formulated and manufactured his own products, which he then sold to Parisian hairdressers.
  • L’Oréal Paris launched its first haircolor in the US in 1970

TRIAL: Have I convinced you to try it? Here’s a little bonus! Click on THIS LINK to receive a $3 off coupon!

Disclosure: A free review sample of this product was provided by L’Oréal Paris via Glam Media.


Would you wear Chanel’s Feather Barrette?

Chanel has begun selling a selection of their popular haute hair pieces at some of their botiques.

Karl Lagerfeld’s handmade stone, metal, and feather-spiked barrettes were clipped over the base of runway model’s long, straight ponytails during last season’s Chanel show.

According to Vogue:

The monochromatic statement piece shown above seems destined to plunge its beholder into a fit of fashion ecstasy via a swath of wispy black-and-white plumes, CC-strung chains, and signature black tweed. With its ability to make even a simple white tank and slim-cut silk pants look instantly party-ready, it’s as worthy a Fashion Week investment as spring’s retooled pastel tweed 2.55 bags. Now that’s practical magic.

The barrette above is available for only $2,500 at select Chanel botiques, or if you can’t wait – you can call 800-550-0005.

Happy shopping! :)


I’m in love with Clairol’s Root Touch Up!

I’m in between colorings right now, and my roots were in desperate need of help. I’m starting to find gray hairs – so I try to stay on top of coloring my hair. Thing is – constantly dying my hair is making it brittle and dry! So I try to space out the coloring, but when I do that – my roots really show!

I went to Safeway yesterday, and picked up Clairol’s Root Touch-Up for only $6.99! I was VERY skeptical, because A) I’ve always used the same brand of hair dye, so switching it up makes me nervous and B) it comes with this little teenie bottle of hair dye (which didn’t look like enough!).  BUT I was pursuaded by its promise to match my hair dye – GUARANTEED!

I grabbed the Dark Brown box – and went home.

I read the instructions – how can it be this easy? Apply to roots with the color using a handy little brush – and leave on for 10 minutes. That’s it!

I applied the hair dye directly to the roots of the hair that frames my face, and came back downstairs to work for a 10 minutes. After about 10 minutes, I showered the dye off – and amazingly, this product delivered exactly what it promised! Check out the picture below! The roots match my hair color perfectly! The grays are gone, and my hair looks like I’ve just dyed it!

I love this product, and I’m happy I found it. It’s going to save me from dying all my hair constantly!

You can find this product at any drug store – heck, any grocery store probably carries it. Give it a try!

More product info here!