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New! Shu Uemura Art of Hair Innovation in Oil Technology

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She Uemura makes excellent hair products, I am still hooked  on their Color Lustre line. I’m excited to try out the new Cleansing Hair Oil. My hair tends to get dry in the summer with all the time in the sun and water. Oil seems like a different choice for cleansing and so wild it probably works.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair  NEW Cleansing Oil Shampoo for Dry Scalp & Hair!
An expansion of the brand’s iconic Art of Oils franchise, this product contains precious Neroli Essential Oil that deeply purifies and soothes the scalp and hair while providing the perfect dose of moisture. By respecting the delicate balance of the scalp, smooth and shiny healthy hair is revealed.

The Five Biggest Misconceptions About Hair Oils:

  • HAIR OILS ARE HEAVY. – Unlike some oil products that sit on top of the hair, products with Camellia Oil rapidly absorb thanks to a high concentration of lipids and minerals that work to protect and hydrate the hair.
  • HAIR OIL WILL MAKE YOUR HAIR LOOK GREASY. – With the correct application technique and amount of product, hair will appear healthy and shiny – NOT greasy. Only a pea-sized amount of oil should be used on mid–lengths to ends, NEVER roots.
  • OIL SHOULDN’T BE USED ON SECOND DAY HAIR. – Oils are a great way to revive second day hair by working to smooth frizz, hydrate dry ends, banish second day dullness and refreshing shine with an added hint of fragrance.
  • OIL SHOULD ONLY BE APPLIED TO WET HAIR. – In addition to being a great styling aid, oils can be applied to dry hair to add shine, time frizz and flyways, and also as a great pre-shampoo treatment for extra conditioning when applied to dry hair before washing. For extra nourishment, apply to dry hair at night from mid-lengths to ends. Leave on overnight and wash normally in the morning.
  • ALL HAIR OILS ARE THE SAME. – From argan to almond to coconut and Camellia, hair oils each offer unique benefits and nutrients. Choose an oil that is easily absorbed so it doesn’t weigh hair down or leave it looking greasy.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo for Dry Scalp & Hair retails for $57 and is available for purchase at Shu Uemura Art of Hair Consultant Salons and online at http://www.shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com.

Surviving Winter Hair Woes with Shu Uemura

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If you hair is feeling the effects of winter and is looking dull and dry you will want to check out the new Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze line from Shu Uemura. It’s Pure decadence for winter ravaged hair. The products smell amazing and they have made my hair soft and silky without weighing it down.. Check out the different products below and my thoughts on each.

SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR introduces a new innovation to preserve color vitality – the new COLOR LUSTRE BRILLIANT GLAZE line. True to the brand’s DNA, COLOR LUSTRE draws inspiration from painting and art restoration, applying a unique approach to hair care and color protection.

SHU UEMURA ART OF HAIR looked at how artists meticulously care for their masterpieces, often restoring a canvas by employing a varnish of oils to protect the painting against its main attacker – water. Similar to a canvas, hair has a natural protective varnish which creates a hydrophobic barrier along the fiber. However, the hair coloring process and regular washing break down this protective layer, leaving the fiber rough and causing color to fade, resulting in damaged, dry and dull strands.

With this in mind, COLOR LUSTRE is the first color-treated line specifically formulated with a powerful refining lipid that restores the hair’s natural protective varnish to limit color washout, leaving it vibrant and polished with maximum shine.

KEY INGREDIENTS:
Drawing from the brand’s oil expertise, the line is infused with refining lipid (18 MEA) to polish the hair, and reveal true vibrancy and color radiance. Additionally, COLOR LUSTRE is formulated with rare and precious ingredients to prevent oxidation and illuminate hair:

  • Goji Berry Extract: the most concentrated natural source of anti-oxidants for protecting color
  • Musk Rose Oil: rich in omega and other fatty acids to nourish the hair

 

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Just a small coin sized amount and my hair is left clean and smelling amazing. I love that it doesn’t have sulfates so it won’t dry my hair out or leave it frizzy.

Color Lustre Sulfate-Free Brilliant Glaze Shampoo $48
This sulfate-free formula provides delicate cleansing of color-treated hair, while giving it a polished touch.

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I love how smooth and silky this conditioner leaves my hair. It leaves a gorgeous shine and never weighs my hair down.

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Conditioner $58
A nourishing conditioner that adds vibrancy to hair color for a polished touch from roots to ends.

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A weekly ritual now, Color Lustre Brillant Glaze Treatment helps mend hair from daily abuse. I love to work a dollop through my hair then put a hair cap on and let the treatment go to work. Its the perfect deep conditioning treatment while I am relaxing a a warm bath and it leaves my hair so smooth and shiny.

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Treatment $68
A treatment masque for added nourishment, shine and color preservation that can be used daily in place of a conditioner on thick hair, or as a weekly treatment for fine hair.

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I have naturally curly, fine hair so I have to be really careful to not damage it when I use hot tools. I have used the Brilliant Glaze Thermo-Milk a few times now and can definitely see a difference. It doesn’t weigh down my hair like many pre-treatments I have tried. And it really protects my hair so its still smooth and shiny even after blow drying and straightening.

Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze Thermo-Milk $38
This lightweight leave-in milk is concentrated in refining lipid. It instantly provides a glazed finish for long-lasting heat styling, shape memory and brilliant

 

You can learn more about the Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze line and purchase at www.shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com.

 

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are from my own use of these products.

Erin’s Christmas Must-Have #5

Make Her Up Must Have's 2014

 

For the makeup lover who has it all, spoil her with something from the much anticipated  Karl Lagerfeld and Shu Uemura Shupette Holiday collection.  A collection inspired by a cuddly white cat with piercing blue eyes. This must have collection is here for a limited time.

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The collection contains 15 pieces, including the Shupette Has-It-All Eye & Lip Palette, two eye trios, two rouge trios, blush singles, eyeliners, face powder, and a glitter set. Also included in are faux lashes, nail polish, cleansing oil, a brush set, and an eyelash curler.

A very feminine collection filled with soft pinks, cool blues and soft golds. I sampled one of the eye-need shu eye trios and it doesn’t disappoint!

You can also win the entire collection by entering this contest on Shu Uemura’s website!

 

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This eye trio is perfection. The colors are so vibrant and I love all the ways I can combine these shades for different looks. I really like that the shimmer is kept to a minimum to show off the color and not overdose on glitter. You can’t go wrong with a gift from this limited edition collection.

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Paw on a parisienne chic cat eye with the palette that includes the gor-geous “Shupette blue”, or get cute to the maximum in a bright pink tokyo kawaii cat eye.
Three pearly eye shadow shades pre-set in exclusive Shupette custom case.


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.