Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

Hair Styling

Cassie Sure Is Getting Mileage Out Of Her Shaved Hairdo

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cassie+shaved+head+2 Cassie Sure Is Getting Mileage Out Of Her Shaved Hairdo

When Cassie shaved the side of her head, I was all, “There goes your social life.”

But I have to admit that she sure is keeping it interesting with the hairstyles she’s pulling off. A few weeks ago, she shaved some designs in the stubble. Now she’s sporting a bun and a pompadour. Go head with your bad self, Cassie.

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My Blowout Is The Bomb Y’all!

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 My Blowout Is The Bomb Yall!Peep my super sleek blowout, courtesy of Emma H at Cutler Salon in NYC. Isn’t it amazin’? I’m glowing!

I was waltzing around the city that day thinkin’ I was too cute. You couldn’t tell me nothin’.

Emma tamed my tresses with a T3 hairdryer and flat iron, and polished it off with a little of Redken’s Sleek Obedience Anti-Frizz Solid Serum – a pomade that she recommended I invest in.

Another reason to love Emma? She talked me out of cutting my bangs, suggesting that I simply switch my part from the left to the right side. And she was right. I don’t know what kind of optical illusion it creates, but my hair looks 10 times more flattering, and it actually makes my face look thinner. And isn’t that the ultimate goal?

If I lived in New York, I would definitely be scheduling bi-weekly visits with Emma. In fact, I think I might just make an appointment for September when I return. Can’t be looking a hot mess at Fashion Week.

Oh, and did I mention that Emma does Rachael Ray’s hair?

Cutler Salon
47 W. 57th Street (between Park & Lexington)
New York, NY 10012

Living Proof No Frizz Debuts Shampoo and Conditioner!!!

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no+frizz Living Proof No Frizz Debuts Shampoo and Conditioner!!!I don’t know who is in the running for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. But I’ll tell you who should be – the people over at Living Proof.

Sure, they haven’t ended any wars or found a way to mend the broken healthcare system in the U.S., but they have achieved the unthinkable. Women worldwide are finally at peace with their hair thanks to Living Proof’s revolutionary No Frizz products.

Developed by a talented team of MIT scientists, No Frizz is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge, humidity-resistant formulas that work for all hair types. And besides obliterating frizz, these products also manage to smooth hair without a heavy or greasy feel, impart lasting shine and softness, and repel dirt and oil so you can go longer between shampoos.

Ever since I started using the No Frizz styling products “frizz” has ceased to be a word in my vocabulary (except here, obv). I use No Frizz religiously and even take them to the salon with me when I’m getting me hair did. When Spoiled Pretty partnered with Living Proof for a giveaway, the winner wrote back – raving that these are products she’ll use FOR LIFE. I mean, just read her review and tell me you’re not convinced.

As if these styling products weren’t enough of a contribution to society, Living Proof now adds shampoo and conditioner to its repetoire.

living+proof+no+frizz+shampoo+and+conditioner Living Proof No Frizz Debuts Shampoo and Conditioner!!!“We like to refer to these two products as a labor of love for our scientists,” says CEO Rob Robillard. “When we first started introducing the No Frizz styling products to the press and to retailers out there, they kept saying — ‘why don’t you have a shampoo & conditioner?’ Then as all you fans out there learned how great the styling products were you too kept asking — why don’t you have a shampoo & conditioner? The answer was quite simple. We didn’t want to launch just any old shampoo and conditioner, we wanted it to be as revolutionary as our styling products. We wanted you to be blown away again.”

These new daily care products wash away frizz and provide heat protection from tools like blow driers, curling irons and flat irons. The Humidity Blocking, Weightlessly Hydrating, Sulfate-Free Shampoo was developed with PolyfluoroEster and SLMI, a gentle, sulfate-free surfactant, to remove any trace of dirt or oil without stripping the hair. It promises to be the perfect choice for everyday cleansing for all hair types, including color-treated hair. Humidity Blocking, Weightlessly Hydrating, Shine Restoring Conditioner is the natural companion to leave hair soft, shining and hydrated without weighing it down.

Moisture Restoring No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner will soon be added to the No Frizz family. It is an ideal option for drier hair, incorporating PolyfluoroEster with lightweight glycerin as the key moisturizing component instead of heavy oils, a first for a leave-in frizz-fighting product.

No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner are available now at livingproof.com. The entire collection will launch in September 2009 at Sephora and QVC.

Blame It On The Rain

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woman+rain+window Blame It On The RainAs you are already aware, rainy days and Mondays always get me down. Yes, I realize that rain is a part of nature and helps to sustain life as we know it. But is it shallow of me to hate how it messes with my hair?

Luckily, Frédéric Fekkai feels the pain of hair-obsessed ladies living in a rain ravaged world.

For a limited time, they’ll be offering complimentary umbrellas to all salon patrons who brave the rain for any hair service. The umbrellas are free for those clients receiving treatments, and ten dollars for all other customers.

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Offer available at the following Fekkai salons: 5th Avenue, SoHo, Greenwich, Dallas, Beverly Hills, Melrose Place and Palm Beach.

Image: gettyimages.com

Free Hair Workshops at ULTA Locations Nationwide

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ulta+salon Free Hair Workshops at ULTA Locations NationwideSummer is a time for barbeques, beaches and poolside cocktails, not a time to worry about frizzy, flat or unmanageable hair.

Now, ULTA stores nationwide are stepping in to help women reinvent their coifs during these hot and hazy summer months.

The Salon at ULTA’s pro Designers will host a series of free workshops demonstrating the techniques women need to know to create salon styles at home.

Choose from two customized workshops…

Turn Up the Volume: Learn quick tricks to create maximum volume, boost and body.

Workshop Schedule:
Saturday, July 11th – 10:00am-Noon
Sunday, July 12th – 11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, July 18th – 10:00am-Noon

Tame Your Mane: Learn industry secrets to help you gain control of even the wildest head of hair.

Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, July 19th – 11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, July 25th – 10:00am-Noon
Sunday, July 26th – 11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, August 1st – 10:00am-Noon

Pre-book your appointment today for a free one-on-one consultation with a Salon Designer to receive personalized tips. First-time guests also can take advantage of 30% off Hair Color or a $30 Signature Cut at the Salon. Walk-ins are always welcome, but only those with reservations will be guaranteed a seat for this event. To book an appointment call 1.800.968.5823 or visit ulta.com to find a location near you.

Can’t Get to ULTA? Tracy Guthrie, ULTA’s Manager of Salon Training, shares how to get the look at home:

Turn Up the Volume
* Wash hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to add density to the hair shaft.
* Comb hair with a wide tooth comb to eliminate frizz.
* Apply a volume enhancing styling product from roots to ends.
* Blow dry with a round brush for fine straight hair or paddle brush for thick curly hair.
* Lift hair up from the scalp to create height.
* Finish your blow out with a frizz fighting blast of cold air.
* Back comb hair at the crown and around the temples.
* Smooth the top layer of hair over the teased portion with a dollop of finishing serum.
* Use a large-barrel curling iron on 2-inch section of hair from the chin down to add big curls to the bottom.
* Set your style with a volumizing hairspray

Tame Your Mane
* Wash hair with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner.
* Comb out hair with a wide tooth comb to eliminate frizz.
* Apply a smoothing cream mixed with a drop of shine serum onto damp hair.
* Blow dry hair until 80% dry.
* Use clips to section hair to complete the blow out.
* Pull small sections straight with a paddle brush and direct heat from the blow dryer until completely dry.
* Apply a heat protective styling spray on dry hair and smooth with a flat iron.
* Tame fly aways and add shine with shine spray or serum.

The Curious Case of Taraji P. Henson’s Hair

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Oscars7 The Curious Case of Taraji P. Hensons Hair

Back in the days of the 2009 Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards, I had a serious thing for Taraji P. Henson’s hair. So when she showed up to the MTV Movie Awards rocking a Jenny Humphrey mullet, I was all, “Oh no she didn’t kick ole Bob to the curb!”

But I have to admit that her new edgy do is growing on me.

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And how does she get her hair to shine like the top of the Chrysler Building? I wouldn’t be surprised if her secret shine weapon was Moroccanoil Gold Glimmer Shine. That spray is beyond compare!

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Ugly As A Button

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A button hat made of hair? Really, Lady Gaga? Stop trying so hard.

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