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Nice ‘N Easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss, Plus A Giveaway!

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Love the intensive conditioning treatment that comes in your hair coloring kit, but wish there were more? Then you’re in luck because, this week, your fairy god-blogger is spoiling you pretty with Nice ‘N Easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss!

clairol+colorseal Nice N Easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss, Plus A Giveaway!ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss is an intensive weekly conditioning treatment specially designed for color-treated hair. This two minute miracle seals the hair cuticle and keeps your color looking healthy and shiny, for up to six weeks. It works wonders when used with any at-home or salon color-treated hair – even highlights!

This past weekend, I tested the ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss on my own hair. Since I only wash my dry, over-processed hair once a week for fear it’ll all fall out, I was a little nervous to try this product. You see, when I don’t use my Holy Grail Conditioner, my hair ends up looking a hot mess for the next seven days. So imagine my surprise when this pina colada-perfumed conditioner left my hair the softest it’s been in forever!

The following day, my BFF couldn’t get over how brilliant and rich my 10-week-old highlights looked. And my facialist, while giving me a head massage, commented on how “silky soft” my hair felt.

You too can have silky, soft tresses…for FREE! Well, seven of you, anyway. This week, I’ve partnered with Clairol for a giveaway!!! Seven readers will win ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Nice ‘N Easy ColorSeal Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, July 20th. Seven winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, July 21st, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

My Date With Franc at the Giovanni & Pileggi Salon

giovanni+%26+pileggi1 My Date With Franc at the Giovanni & Pileggi Salon
A month ago, I was invited to the grand re-opening of Giovanni & Pileggi, now located in an 1840’s Federal Period Townhouse at 256 South 16th Street in Center City Philadelphia. A few weeks later, I was invited back to the salon – this time, to have my hair cut and colored by one of their talented stylists.

Last Tuesday, I arrived at the salon and was greeted by Franc, whom I had met back in April at the opening. His friendly demeanor put me at ease, at least a little bit. But having been in a 13-year monogamous relationship with my hairdresser Erik, I was having heart palpitations about putting my hair in someone else’s hands.

daneen+and+franc My Date With Franc at the Giovanni & Pileggi SalonWhen Franc sat me down in his chair and asked me what I had in mind for my new do, I surprised myself when I responded, “Do whatever you think is best. I trust you.” I removed the elastic from ponytail and Franc sized up my mane. “Highlights,” he said assertively. “Highlights will give your hair dimension.”

After mixing up my color, he quickly applied the mixture and foil to sections of my hair with amazing dexterity. While working his magic, I remembered I was there in a journalistic capacity and began firing off questions.

Franc told me that as a student at The Philadelphia High School for Creative And Performing Arts, he befriended some girls in the dance department and started doing their hair. Not long after, he realized that hair was his calling and enrolled in beauty school. After graduating from beauty school, he moved to New York City and worked at Bumble & Bumble. It was during his years in NYC that he noticed how segregated the industry was – white customers patronized white salons and black clients patronized black salons. So Franc decided to teach himself how to work with ethnic/textured hair, so that he could cater to all patrons.

In New York, he honed his craft working at the Bumble & Bumble salon – as well as doing fashion shows and photo shoots. But a few years ago, he got a little homesick and decided to move back to Philly to work exclusively in a salon setting. “I much prefer working in a salon because I enjoy helping regular people transform into better versions of themselves,” he said. “It’s not that hard to make a model look good. Plus salon work allows me to be creative. When you’re doing editorial or runway work, you’re following someone else’s template.”

After rinsing the dye out of my hair, a gloss was applied and allowed to marinate – to add all-over shine to my dull locks. But before long, I was back in Franc’s chair. He quickly blow dried my hair and whipped out his shears. Again, I shocked myself by telling him to do what he thought was best. He decided to keep the length, but add some layers that would give my hair shape and movement. Then he styled it without any input from me. So how’d he do?

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Amazing, right?!?!?!?!?! I love my hair and I love Franc for transforming me into a better version of myself.

If you live anywhere near Philadelphia, even if it’s kind of a hike, you must get to Giovanni & Pileggi and pay Franc a visit.

Buy Herbal Essences, Get A Free Manicure or Pedicure!

pedicure Buy Herbal Essences, Get A Free Manicure or Pedicure!
With the purchase of any (2) two specially marked Herbal Essences shampoo or conditioner products, you can receive a free manicure or pedicure at participating salons!

Just save your receipt and visit herbalessences.com/manipedi and follow redemption instructions on how to mail in their receipt. Delivery of manicure/pedicure voucher will take four to six weeks. Specially marked products are on shelves now through June.

bodyenvy Buy Herbal Essences, Get A Free Manicure or Pedicure!The following collections will be specially marked and included in the promotion:

*Long Term Relationship
*Hello Hydration
*Body Envy
*Totally Twisted
*Color Me Happy

The promotion is also valid with the purchase of any (1) one Herbal Essences haircolor product.

I Told You Amy Would Go Back To Black

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I told y’all that Amy Winehouse wouldn’t be blonde for very long. This morning, she debuted her darker do, just prior to entering a rehab facility.

Perhaps the crackhead chanteuse wanted to go a bit more incognito (good luck, with a 2-foot beehive) in the wake of her drug video. Or maybe it was last night’s episode of Project Runway that promped her to go back to black.

Biel Goes Blonde

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Earlier today, the paparazzi snapped this photo of Jessica Biel – and her new flaxen do – at London’s Heathrow airport. In just the last hour or so, this pic has been popping up all over the Internet – and everyone’s weighing in on whether her haircolor is a hit or miss. But what baffles me is that no one has commented on her swollen upper lip – that sucker is huge!

Back To Black?

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Amy Winehouse debuted a new blonde do earlier today. She’s pretty impulsive, so I don’t expect this look to last…she’ll be back to black in no time.

I am loving her Johnny Depp ‘Cry Baby’ tee, though.

It’s Your Turn To Shine

johnfriedacolorglaze Its Your Turn To ShineLately, my hair has been looking quite dull. But I was getting tired of piling on shine products, just to have them build up and weigh down my hair. I’d heard glowing (no pun intended) reviews of John Frieda’s Luminous Color Glaze – so I decided to buy a bottle to see if it also deserved the Spoiled Pretty stamp of approval. I’m happy to report that my $9.99 was money well spent.

Luminous Color Glaze is the first easy-to-use, at-home treatment from John Frieda Collection that delivers the results of a professional salon glaze, right in the shower. This easy-to-use gel-creme formula turns the light on dull, lackluster hair – adding a hint of glossy color and multi-dimensional shine.

Immediately, I noticed that my hair was more visibly shiny, and silky – to boot. After 3-5 uses, it promises increased shine, a hint of glossy color, and subtly blended grays. After 6-8 uses, you’ll notice multi-dimensional shine, rich color, and gray hairs concealed.

Luminous Color Glaze is not a permanent hair color, so it will not lift or lighten color. Ammonia and peroxide-free, it’s safe for damaged or processed hair.

John Frieda products are available at your local drugstore.

Lighten Up

 Lighten Up
As the days get shorter and the weather colder, most women opt to go darker – with their hair, cosmetics, and wardrobe. Christina Ricci isn’t most women. Just in time for Halloween, the actress traded in her signature goth style for a lighter, brighter look at a Louis Vuitton event in Los Angeles.

What do you think of Christina’s new do? Is it a keeper? Or should she go, as Amy Winehouse puts it, back to black?

Photos: courtesy of People.com

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