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Introducing GG Gatsby!

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Time to start thinking about those holiday parties (can you believe it!)! I’d like to introduce you guys to GG Gatsby, and their awesome products! I’d never heard of GG Gatsby until I received some of their products to try out myself*. They’re fun! Perfect for parties, that’s for sure! You can add volume, texture, sparkles and scent to your hair – and all for an affordable price!

Ocean Kissed Waves Texture Mist is a lightweight, quick drying mist that creates sexy, textured, tousled waves. Decorate your tresses with a luxurious gold sparkle and an irresistible citrus scent using Glam it up Shimmer Spray. Flirt in a Bottle Hair Fragrance refreshes your hair with a light scent and turn heads everywhere you go. Ultimate Lift Dry Shampoo extends the life of your blowout as well as creates volume, texture and fullness. Against Gravity Hairspray fights humidity, tames flyaways, increases volume and creates a long lasting, hold. Spray Over the Top Root Lift Spray directly at the root to get sexy volume and maximum fullness.

I love the Root Lift spray. My hair always falls flat at the roots. Each of their products has a beautiful smell – so your hair smells heavenly all day long! You can pick up these products at Walmart – or by going here!

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*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

Philip Kingsley can treat your itchy scalp!

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Best known as the “Hair Guru” and the “Hair Wizard,” Philip Kingsley translated his expertise into the esteemed “Scalp Health” range of treatment products that bring out hair’s natural beauty.  As a world renowned trichologist (scientist of hair health), his insight and knowledge of formulas led to the creation products that deliver unmatched results.

Does your scalp ever itch? Mine does. I don’t have dandruff, but my scalp does it here and there. Maybe it’s the weather? I notice it’s worse when winter starts showing it’s ugly head. I have been using these two products for the past 2 weeks, and I’ve really noticed a huge difference in how my scalp feels. It doesn’t tingle or itch anymore! If you struggle with itchy scalp check out these two amazing products!

Philip Kingsley offers nourishing styling products for all hair types:

Flaky Itchy Scalp Shampoo

  • Careful research has resulted in this advanced formula shampoo for relieving and controlling flaking and itchy scalps
  • For use on all hair types, this mild but highly effective shampoo will leave hair shiny and manageable
  • $35

Philip Kingsley Scalp Toner

  • The ingredient combination refreshes and supplies the scalp with stimulating astringent and antibacterial benefits
  • Scalp function is enhanced to help sustain growth and promote healthy hair.
  • $31

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 GO HERE TO BUY!

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

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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