Get The Look: Grammy Hair with help from Jenny Balding

Music’s biggest night celebrated the 57th Grammy Awards and stars showed off their “gotta get it” hair styles! Jenny Balding, Cutler/Redken Styling and Grooming Expert, shares her favorite Grammy styles and steps for how your readers can recreate these looks for their personal red carpet event.

Gwen Stefani’s Disheveled French Twist
“This Disheveled French Twist can be as casual a look as you like, to dress up or simply where slightly disheveled to tone down your evening wear.” – Jenny Balding

  • Start with day old hair as you’ll have some texture in your hair and it will be easier to manage
    Use dry shampoo to really boost the texture of your roots (Redken Pillow Proof dry shampoo is excellent).
  • Spray throughout your roots and even the mid-lengths to create body and texture. Shake through with your fingers.
  • Use a light hairspray for a little hold – Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Hairspray works best as it is a versatile spray. Mist over all and shake up with your hands to really create body and movement.
  • Section out the crown and front area and pin to one side.
  • Sweep the sides and back together and then twist upwards and pin. Make sure to use hairpins (U shaped pins) so they can really anchor the hair.
  • Take the top section , brush lightly, then let it drop gently to one side
  • Loosen the hairline a little with your fingers to work suits your face shape.
  • To finish, add a little shine by misting Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist all over – this is very light but gives just the right amount shine you need.

Jessie J’s Sleek Bob
“The sleek bob compliments an interesting outfit as it has cleans lines and a sleek finish giving a more creative edge.” – Jenny Balding

  • Part your hair to whichever side suits your face shape best.
  • Blow dry really smooth and straight to create the sleek effect.
  • To create a really sleek finish, use a straightening iron from midlength to ends.
  • Finish by using Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist to create the ultimate shine

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Lauren Conrad Joins John Frieda Hair Care in NYC to Celebrate Beach Blonde Launch

Celebs Attend Beach Party in NYC to Celebrate the Re-Launch of John Frieda Beach Blonde Collection

Last night, John Frieda® Hair Care hosted a beach party in New York City to honor the return of its Beach Blonde™ Collection. Iconic blonde Lauren Conrad served as Creative Director and a slew of celebrities including Lo Bosworth, AnnaSophia Robb, Martha Hunt, Charlotte McKinney, and Olivia Culpo were in attendance.

Guests relaxed on beach loungers while sipping on summer themed cocktails and lobster rolls served from a John Frieda® food truck. DJ Jilly Hendrix played tunes all night while invitees posed in front of a custom sand sculpture and uploaded GIFS of their beachy hair styles from the custom photo booth.

John Frieda® recently introduced the return of its new and improved Beach Blonde™ Collection –a complete four product arsenal that allows women everywhere to achieve that effortless, beachy-worthy hair, year round.

Celebs Attend Beach Party in NYC to Celebrate the Re-Launch of John Frieda Beach Blonde Collection



Yes, it’s official. Your Beach Blonde™ favorites are back on shelves. The JOHN FRIEDA® Hair Care Experts, the first to bring you innovative products for that “beachy” style years ago, couldn’t ignore your demands. So say hello, once again, to wondrous windswept waves, brighter, beachier texture and ocean-fresh scents—all year round.

Check out the John Frieda Beach Blonde at your local drugstore or online at

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Fix Your Winter Hair Woes with Ken Paves Hair Collection!

ken paves collection

Is winter wreaking havoc on your luscious locks? Celebrity Stylist, Ken Paves, bottled up his secrets to comb through your winter blues with his new hair care collection, You Are Beautiful! The natural, good-for-your-hair ingredients used in the products are free of dye, Parabens and Phthalates, cruelty free, made in America, and scented with 100% essential oils (no synthetic fragrance!) to ensure your hair gets the tender, love and care it needs!

ken paves shamp and condition

First thing I noticed about this hair care line was how amazing it smells. The essential oils make it smell like I am at a spa every time I hop in the shower.  I really like this washing and conditioning combo. It cleans my hair really well without drying it and the conditioner leaves it easy to comb through without weighing it down. My favorite thing is how great my hair smells all day when I use this combo.

Step 1
Rejuvenate dry hair with You Are Beautiful Nourish & Hydrate Shampoo ($13) and Conditioner ($17), to instantly penetrate the hair fiber at the cuticle to restore moisture, revitalize hair and boost luster and shine.

ken paves thick conditioning mask

With fine, color treated hair I need extra TLC from time to time. The Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Thick Conditioning Mask is like buttah! It smells divine and works like a charm. My favorite way to use it is work a dollop through and cover my head with a plastic bag then a towel. Sexy look I know. But the bag and towel create the perfect heat to let this really penetrate my hair. I have been doing the deep conditioner once a week and can already see a huge improvement in my hair its much softer, silkier and no more tangles and breaks!

Step 2
If your ends are looking like the end-of-existence for your hair, revitalize and strengthen your locks where you need it the most! Apply Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Thick Conditioning Mask ($18) to restore moisture and allow the hair’s natural texture to come out.

ken paves shine serum

A new daily must have for me. The Nourish and Repair Shine Serum is so light weight it doesn’t weigh down my fine hair or leave it looking greasy. And the essential oils make this smell like perfume in my hair. Whether I leave my hair curly or straighten it this does the trick to tame flyaways and frizz.

Step 3
Work Ken Paves You Are Beautiful Nourish & Repair Shine Serum ($14) through damp or dry hair to smooth your locks. The lightweight, anti-frizz formula will treat damaged, dry hair, leaving a high-gloss finish!

I am really impressed with the quality of this line and with prices from $12-$18 you are getting such great stuff for your money. If you are looking to fix winter worn hair be sure to check out the new Ken Paves You Are Beautiful hair line.  With three different lines and styling products there is something for everyone.


The Ken Paces You Are Beautiful hair care line is available for purchase at


Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

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My favorite eyeliner? Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet

urban decay 247 velvet

You know you love your eyeliner when you have used it so much the cap is almost bigger than the pencil! Urban Decay’s 24/7 Velvet is definitely my go to daily eyeliner. I love how soft it is and it creates amazing smokey eye looks. And the best part is it stays put all day long whether my days is 14 or 22 hours long. It might be time to get a new Black Velvet pencil but I love it so much I think I owe it to the pencil to use it to the very end… right?




Urban Decay 24/7 VELVET Glide-On Eye Pencil $20
A must for smoky-eye fanatics: an ultra-velvety, plush version of our creamy, waterproof 24/7 formula. Create perfectly blended-out or rich, defined lines. Looking for the perfect liner to complement the ever-popular UD smoky eye? This is it: an ultra-velvety, PLUSH version of our legendary 24/7 Eye Pencil. 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil is the ultimate tool for smudging. And it has the same long-lasting benefits as our 24/7 Eye Pencils.

More powdery than our original 24/7 Eye Pencils, 24/7 Velvet blends easier to create soft, smoky edges. Use this pencil to get perfectly blended-out or rich, defined lines. 24/7 Velvet is the ultimate liner for doing a smoky, rimmed eye (or whenever you want a look that’s more matte and soft).

24/7 Velvet contains moisturizing jojoba oil. And it’s paraben-free.

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