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8 New Ways to Rock a Braid from InStyle Magazine!

The Side Braid

WHY IT WORKS “Zoe Saldana’s simple side braid is more casual and day appropriate than a full-on French braid,” says celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel, who works with Kate Beckinsale, Sandra Bullock and Kristen Stewart, among others. “I love the modern piecey ends that keep the look from being too severe.”

EXPERT TIP This version works best if you have long layers. “The pieces slipping down in front are key,” he says. Wave your hair first and start braiding very close to the nape of the neck. “And keep the ends undone—a dab of styling cream will help break them up,” he adds.

The Peekaboo Braid

WHY IT WORKS “The duality in textures is stunning,” Abergel says of Ashley Olsen’s nearly hidden plait. “The key is mimicking the beautiful undone texture in the braid.”

EXPERT TIP Use a combination of beach spray and wax pomade to rough-up your hair, Abergel advises. “Tease and backcomb the section you’re going to braid before you start. That keeps it looking undone, haphazard and not too perfect,” he says.

The Double French Braid

WHY IT WORKS “This is an easy way to class up a braid and give it more of a chic finish,” Abergel says of Jessica Alba’s look. “The swept-back direction of the braiding really opens up her face.”

EXPERT TIP Part the hair in the center and divide into three sections. Twist the middle portion back, leaving the sides out, says Abergel. Then, loosely French braid the two side sections to the nape of the neck before wrapping them into a chignon with the rest of your hair.

The Fishtail Braid

WHY IT WORKS
“I love the softness of the sweeping hair across the head,” Abergel says of Diane Kruger’s look. “It’s very elegant because the braid isn’t too tight against her head.”

EXPERT TIP This braid isn’t a French braid—meaning it shouldn’t start at the top of your head. Instead, Abergel suggests you begin braiding just above the ear. (As for the fishtail technique, simply break the ponytail into two ropes, take a skinny section from the left and add to the right, then repeat to the ends of your hair.) Finish by twisting a section of hair around the end and pinning in place. “It will look more authentic and hand-done,” Abergel says.

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Personalized haircare from Profound Beauty

I recently had the opportunity to try a sample of the Profound Beauty shampoo and conditioner. I am a huge fan of the styling cream and serums (hello curl cream!) and was interested to see if the cleansing products could impress me as much. I really liked how they breakdown the products for each specific need to make a more personalized pair that was right for my hair.

I tried the 90 shampoo and 10 conditioner and they are doing wonders for my hair. With really curly hair I seem to either be too dry or too weighed down by most cleansers. Profound Beauty 90/10 really balanced my hair out, conditioning it enough so my hair wasn’t dry but didn’t over condition weighing down the curls. And let me tell you these products smell delicious! I am so sad I am near the bottom and I have been shaking the bottles like a salt shaker trying to get every last drop.


90/10 Shampoo
Cleansing for normal to oily scalps and hair that is fine to medium texture.

Gently and thoroughly cleanses oil and debris with increased care to ensure pristine shiny hair.

90/10 Shampoo is Sodium Laurel Sulfate free and Sodium Chloride free, providing superior haircolor protection.

Readers Choice Award
“Readers Choice Award” for Best Shampoo for color-treated hair.

$23.00

10/90 Conditioner
Conditioning for coarse textured or medium multi-processed hair.

Softens and smoothes while repairing and strengthening hair that is weakened by chemical process. Provides easy detangling while our proprietary technology prevents build-up. Hair is intrinsically shiny and Truly Healthy.

$25.00

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Coming this May – Fekkai Advanced!

Luxury Hair Care Revolutionized. Beauty Revealed.

“Whenever a woman uses Fekkai, she must feel she is in the very best of hands. Now when she uses Fekkai Advanced, she will feel like she is in my own hands”.  —Frédéric Fekkai

The Fekkai Advanced collection of luxury hair care redefines the original Fekkai product families, elevating them with new technologies, textures and fragrances for an experience like never before. Combining select ingredients and advanced technologies in every facet of development, the Fekkai Advanced line delivers salon-proven results through a blending of luxury and science.

The Salon Technician Color Care collection is for women with weakened, color-treated hair who wish to keep the condition of their hair as fresh as the day they left the salon. Infused with South East Asian cultivated galanga root, a known powerful natural UV shield that works in conjunction with Fekkai’s intensive, Anti-Fade Color Complex to add protection benefits. Utilizing a unique combination of nature and science, Quarternized complex targets damaged hair and seals the cuticle with a conditioning layer. The Salon Technician Color Care collection includes:

Salon Technician Color Care Shampoo
This highly protective shampoo maintains the integrity of colored hair while fighting fade, reawakening that just-colored shine dimension. Gently cleanses with a rich, luxurious lather and invigorating light fruit scent.
Suggested Retail Price: $23, 8 fl. oz. Bottle

Salon Technician Color Care Conditioner
Color in, damage out! This silk-inducing conditioner drenches each strand in emollients while helping lock color intensity in.
Suggested Retail Price: $23, 8 fl. oz. Bottle

Salon Technician Color Care Anti-Fade Top Coat
A quick-dry topcoat that helps seal the cuticle, preventing frizz, fade and vibrancy while guarding the hair against daily damage.
Suggested Retail Price: $20, 1.7 fl. oz. Bottle

Salon Technician Color Care Rapid Results Moisture Mask
Rich and rapid, this mask submerges the hair in humectants and extracts to revive just colored condition and silkiness with unique Fekkai colorlock protection.
Suggested Retail Price: $35, 7 fl. oz. Bottle

Why is it so different?
The Technician Color Care collection takes Fekkai’s Triple Color Protection Complex and has enriched it with a fusion of nature and science: Galanga Root Extract and targeted quaternized complex to protect and condition for long lasting, luxuriously beautiful hair color.

Available at Frédéric Fekkai Salons, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor and other select fine beauty retailers