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How to Get At-Home Hair Color Right by BellaSugar

I was reading one of my favorite beauty sites – Bella Sugar – and they had some great tips for achieving that perfect at-home color! I dye my own hair (cheaper, easier) so these tips are really great! And I absolutely ADORE Fekkai, their glossing cream is the only hair styling product I use!

Even Frédéric Fekkai has made home hair color cheap, with its Salon Color ($30) line, but it doesn’t mean your results have to be any less impressive than salon color. To help you do it right when you’re doing it at home, a few tips can make a world of difference. To see my home color solutions, just keep reading.

  • If you’re trying to choose between an all-over color and highlights, do highlights. Highlights add more dimension to your hair, giving it the multitonal look that salon hair color has. Highlights are also more subtle than all-over color, and since you can grow them out without major roots, they’re much less commitment.
  • If you highlight, keep the pieces fine, never chunky. Unless you want to look like Ginger Spice circa 1998, you should highlight many small sections of hair as opposed to a few larger sections. Fine highlights look more natural.
  • Don’t go more than two shades lighter or darker. This is a general hair rule, and when you’re doing the color yourself, it’s smart to play it safe.
  • If you’re going darker or only one level up, try a semipermanent color. Permanent hair color is a big commitment, and the ammonia in it can damage your hair. Semipermanents, on the other hand, use a gentler chemical, MEA, and it’s easy and inexpensive to put the color back in every couple of months. If you’re not sure you want to go with your new shade indefinitely, semipermanents are also a good move.
  • Pick a shade that’s good with your undertones. Cool skin tones look best in cool colors, which will be labelled as such, or as “beige” or “ash,” and warm colors in shades like “golden” or “copper.”
  • Natural or neutral shades look good on all skin tones, so if you’re confused, they’re a safe bet.
  • A simple tip, but easy to forget: wear an old t-shirt or button-up top while you color. Having to pull a garment off over your head can ruin your clothing and your color.

Contest closed- Winner announced!

A HUGE congratulations to our winner Heather! This was such an exciting contest to host for those of you who didn’t win stay tuned for more contests coming soon.

I want to introduce Misikko a great online store that has all the styling tools a beauty junkie could want.  A  family run business that not only has the best tools at the best prices but great customer service that will keep you coming back. All the top brands of Hair straighteners are available at Misikko including Chi flat irons, Babyliss flat irons, you can even search for the most popular with the best flat iron page at the Misikko store.

Misikko is sponsoring a great contest especially for MakeHerUp readers we even have some special bonus entry possibilities. And now for the amazing prize: Misikko will be giving one luck MakeHerUp reader one of their most popular flat irons, the Hana Elite 100% ceramic flat iron.

Hana Elite Flat Iron 1″ – 100% Ceramic

Of the hundreds of flat irons available in the market you can categorize them down to Titanium (or other metals), Metal Alloy Coated in Ceramic, 100% Ceramic. 100% Ceramic is the only material that will generate results better than Titanium while also providing the highest level of hair damage protection.

The Hana Elite Flat Iron is 100% true, solid ceramic. This means it will never peel or chip to expose hair to damaging metal – it also means Hana can include large ceramic heaters that cover the entire plates for the best possible heat distribution and retention. As the pros know, the secret to ceramic hair straightening is in the ceramic technology itself – and Hana focuses on bringing you the best flat iron money can buy. (Compare to the other pure ceramic flat irons on the market today.)

The Hana Elite is now available in a new 1.5″ model for thicker/longer hair types – the FIRST and ONLY pure ceramic plate flat iron in the world to be available in a wide plate size!
Hana Elite Features:

* 100% Solid Ceramic Plates Never Peel or Degrade
* Tourmaline infused into the heating elements for maximum thermal protection
* Large Integrated Ceramic Heaters with Full Plate Coverage for the Most Consistent, Conditioning Far Infrared Heat Possible
* Ceramic is naturally hygienic, protects color & retards fading
* Unique black ceramic plates won’t discolor with use of products or hair dyes
* Adjustable Temperature Dial – 5 Settings from 140-450° F for All Hair Types
* Flash Heats in Seconds with Instant Compensation for Heat Loss
* Safe to use on Damp to Dry Hair
* Beveled Edges mean Easy Curled, Flipped, Spiked or Straight Styles
* Ergonomic Handle Design with No-Slip Grip
* Smooth Grooves Keep Hair Strands Separate and Snag-Free
* Sleek luxury matte finish
* Tangle-Free Salon Quality Cord Swivels 360°; Convenient Hanging Loop
* Energy Efficient at 38 Watts
* Independent On/Off Switch
* Includes Luxe Heat Proof Storage Pouch, Heat Proof Silicone Mat, & Special Edition Tin Case
* Made in Korea
* Two Year Warranty

Important:

* The benefits of pure ceramic require a little extra care from the stylist – without a metal baseplate, solid ceramic plates break more easily if used roughly or dropped. Please use your pure ceramic iron with care for best results and longest life!

Please Note:

* LED indicator light remains steady when iron is heating up and will blink when desired temperature is reached. If the light is off but the switch is set to On, the iron is decreasing temperature to a lower setting.

Contest-
* There will be 1 winner.
* Winner will receive a Hana Elite 100% ceramic flat iron!
* To enter just leave your name and email info in our comments
* Contest runs Monday, 3/15/10 to Friday, 3/19/10
* US and Canadian residents only
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

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Good luck!

Mo’Nique Isn’t Ashamed Of Her Hairy Legs

“He loves the hairy legs and if Sid likes the hairy legs, there you go. I tried shaving one time, and it was so uncomfortable and painful. I said never again would I do that to myself. I’m 42 and I’m very hairy.” Actress/comedienne Mo’Nique refuses to shave for husband, Sidney Hicks.

At the 41st NAACP Image Awards last week the spotlight was on “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.” Mo’Nique picked up the Outstanding Supporting Actress honor for the film. The actress also picked up a supporting actress award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Feb. 22.

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All I have to say about this – is if you shaved more often it probably wouldn’t hurt! If I had to shave legs that looked like that, then of course it would hurt! Yikes!


Celebrity Beauty Tweet of the Day!

Kelly Osbourne just Tweeted this picture of herself!

@MissKellyO what do you guys think of my new hair color? i loooooooove it! i know its lavender but having my hair this color makes me feel like me again!

I can’t tell – is it pink? Purple? She looks really pretty, I think…she doesn’t even look like the same person she used to be!