Hair Extensions: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Master Hair Stylist Amoy Pitters, Owner of Amoy Couture Hair Says Extensions ‘Make the Cut’ this Season

Long, silky hair. Straight or wavy hair. Kinky, curly, bold, beautiful hair. If you weren’t born with it, or you want way more than you have now, hair extensions can help you pick up where Mother Nature left off. The “hot” trend in the hair and fashion industry continues to be hair extensions due to their versatility and immediate results. Celebrities like Eva Longoria, Beyonce and Jessica Simpson are known to drastically alter their hair styles and hues overnight.

“As more stars and celebrities begin to experiment with new hairstyles, hair weaves have become even more ubiquitous. Like hair coloring, a hair weave is a relatively easy and non-invasive way to change your appearance,” says Amoy Pitters, master hair stylist & owner of Manhattan based salon Amoy Couture Hair. Women have been using hair extensions (weaves) to enhance the natural beauty and uniqueness of their hair. Amoy continues, “Extensions have been long thought of as only for the rich and famous; however this is no longer the case. New technology and consumer education is driving cost down while at the same time, increasing the quality of products that are now available.” Obviously fashion models use hair extensions quite often, both personally and professionally. Amoy is one of the go- to stylists for fashion models.

According to Amoy, if you are considering adding extensions to your natural hair, it is very important to explore your options to understand the effects each technique will have on your hair and how natural it looks. For example, for shorter hair, it’s best to sew in extensions to attain an even flow of layers. For longer locks, Amoy would recommend fusion or micro link weaves to add fullness and texture. All of these options depend on the style each is going for and one’s budget. Additionally, it’s important to consider necessary precautions to minimize the risks of damaging your natural hair and scalp.

Pic: Kate Beckinsale (love her!)

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Ashley Tisdale shows some overly tanned skin at last night’s People’s Choice Awards!

‘Hellcats’ star Ashley Tisdale showed up at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards last night looking orange! Did she do this on purpose? Is this the work of a tanning bed – or spray? Either way – I’m not a fan. She looks like a member of the ‘Jersey Shore’!

Despite her skin color, I love her Farah Angsana dress!

Tisdale, whose CW series was nominated for Best New TV Drama, virtually blended in with her printed floor-length gown due to her complexion.

With her dark brown locks pulled into a loose chignon, which paired perfectly with her flowy strapless dress, the former Disney diva could have been a blue carpet hit had she only taken the tanning down a notch.

In addition to ‘Hellcats,’ Tisdale is at work on ‘Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure,’ where she plays an actress whose dog finds more acting gigs than she does.

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Khloe Kardashian opens up about her new red hair!

Khloe Kardashian is reeling from the People’s Choice Award her and her family just won for “Keeping Up” and hasn’t wasted a second to let her fans know how much how grateful she is for all of them.

Just minutes after snagging the award, Khloe, who also unveiled a new hair color tonight, took to her blog writing:

“Thank you so so SO much to everyone who voted for Keeping Up with the Kardashians for the 2011 People’s Choice Award in the category of Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure!!!!! It is such an honor that so many of you tune to watch the craziness that is my family LOL. It’s honestly still so surreal to me and I count my blessings every single day. We have the most amazing fans in the world and I’m beyond grateful for ALL of you. How did I get so lucky?!

I love you all madly! Thank you again for voting!!!!

P.S. What do you guys think of my new hair color? I’m still in the process of changing it so this color is just the first step, but I was definitely ready for a change!”


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My Winter Skincare Must Have

It has been in the 20′s here in Portland and besides forgetting what my toes feel like my skin has taken a cold weather beating.  I  practically bathed my skin in  First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream before bed last night and this morning my skin rivals my babies bottom! My hands that felt leathery and close to cracking  are soft and smooth again and the rest of my skin feels wonderfully hydrated and smooth.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

What it is:
An over-the-counter, super-emollient cream with a spectacular whipped, non-greasy texture.

What it does:
This Ultra Repair Cream is a thick, rich, emollient product that hydrates deep down with exceptional penetration. This cream is for anyone with severely dry, scaly skin due to harsh winter weather, aggressive cosmetic treatments, or any of the following conditions: atopic dermatitis, irritant eczema, allergic eczema, and keratosis pilaris. With the help of colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, soothing eucalyptus oil, and ceramides, Ultra Repair Cream provides immediate relief and visible improvement for distressed skin. The FAB Antioxidant Booster defends skin from free radical damage and the cream deeply hydrates with exceptional penetration, providing immediate relief and visible improvement. The cream is immediately absorbed into the skin and can be used all over the body and on the face.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
Safe for even the most sensitive skin. Petroleum-free. It contains Colloidal Oatmeal, the only FDA-approved, OTC ingredient for eczema. It’s allergy-tested, dermatologist-recommended, and contains FAB Antioxidant Booster to combat free radicals.

Research results:
- An immediate improvement in skin hydration of 169%.
- After 2 weeks, improvement in skin hydration of 38%.
- 79% preferred Ultra Repair Cream over other products.
- 98% noted instant relief from dry skin.
- 100% reported a lasting improvement in skin dryness.

$15-$39


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