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I Told You Living Proof’s No Frizz Works!

Megan O, winner of Spoiled Pretty’s No Frizz Giveaway recently wrote me, to rave about her prize. Here’s what she had to say:

“I wanted to say thank you of saving my life! Well, not exactly, but you did introduce me to a product that has been life CHANGING. I was the winner of the Living Proof No Frizz for fine to medium hair set. These two products are AMAZING. I am the person who this product was created for! I have long fine hair that is a hybrid of curly and straight, but not a nice beachy-wave curly, a frizzy tangle of waves in an unorganized mess. I have NEVER been able to let my hair air-dry and go. Either I blow dry it straight (and hope the humidity is non-existant) or I put hella product in to contain the frizz and hold the little curl I have. I have tested both the Straight Making and the Wave Shaping Curl Defining, and I honestly can’t decide which I like better. The Straight Making spray not only keeps the frizz at bay, but it makes my hair incredibly silky (don’t know if this is supposed to happen, but I’ll take it). And, for some reason it helps keep the oil to a minimum and I can actually go an extra day without washing my hair. The Wave Shaping spray has FINALLY allowed me to wash-and-go. I can spray this in my damp hair, scrunch it a bit and I can head off on my daily adventure. Frizz free waves ALL day without the crunchy, wet-looking hair that accompanies the former curly/wavy hair routine.”

Megan adds, “All around these are two FANTASTIC products and I could go on and on raving, but I think I’ve made my point. I’ll be placing an order for more soon. This is definitly a ‘holy grail’ product for me, and I will use it every day for the rest of my life. Thanks again for allowing me the opportunity to try this product.”

No Frizz is available at, and is sold at select Sephora stores,, and QVC.

Blowout at Ted Gibson Salon Blows My Mind!

Yesterday morning after arriving in NYC for Fashion Week and dropping my bags off at the hotel, I high-tailed it to the Ted Gibson Salon on 5th Avenue.

Jason Backe, who recently dyed my hair to the most gorge hot chocolate hue, arranged for Amber and me to get our tresses blown out. Vincenza, before shampooing me with Ted Gibson Clarity Color Shampoo (which smells DIVINE, by the by), was shocked by the softness of my hair. She was even more astounded when I told her it was thanks to Nice ‘N Easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss.

Laisam rubbed a Ted Gibson Hair Sheet on my towel-dried hair to rejuvinate my locks and protect against UV rays and environmental damage, then she blowed out my hair to perfection. While Laisam skillfully styled my hair, she entertained me with funny stories about her mom – whose crazy antics remind me a lot of Mama Spoiled Pretty.

Before Laisam sent me on my way, to grace New York with my bomb blowout, she rubbed a little shine serum on my hair to make it shine like the top of the Chrystler building. This product isn’t yet on shelves, as Ted is still testing it…but Laisam has a great pet name for it; she calls it “crack juice” because once you use it, it becomes an addiction.

Once you turn crack, you never turn back.


Words From The Wise: Ouidad Shares The Secret to Controlled Curls

Spoiled Pretty reader, Kristi, writes:

“I have very temperamental curly hair. It can be anything from looking like I just got a spiral perm (usually in the summer or in a humid environment) to looking sort of randomly curly and floofy in weird places (when it’s dry in the winter). I don’t like to blow dry my hair or use many chemicals on it because it needs all the moisture it can get. I generally just air dry and I shower at night. I finally have a stylist who knows curly hair and cuts it well, now comes the styling! “I’m wondering if there’s a hair product or a technique (other than blow drying) that I can use to get my hair to have less curl but still be awesome when I air dry. A good example is Brooke Shields in Lipstick Jungle. I covet her hair, but usually the only days I can get it are random if the humidity is just so or if I haven’t washed my hair in a while. I’m growing it out long and dream of Brooke’s controlled curls! Any suggestions?”

To help Kristi control her curls, I contacted Ouidad. Ouidad was the very first stylist and salon owner in the country to specialize in curly hair. Today, editors at national fashion and beauty magazines consult Ouidad regularly and consider her to be the “Queen of Curl.” She combined scientific knowledge with an understanding of curly hair’s special needs. She takes an active part in formulating and creating her line of protein and vitamin enriched hair products that work with antioxidants to make curls defined, soft, shiny and manageable.

For all of you curly girls, Ouidad recommends that you stop fighting Mother Nature and learn to work with your waves…and you’ll learn to love your curly hair. For Kristi’s curl quandary, she shares the following tips:

“Begin with a water based shampoo and conditioner, such as Ouidad Clear & Gentle Shampoo and Ouidad Balancing Rinse Conditioner. Use Ouidad Deep Treatment, a vital step in restoring and maintaining hair’s health, to rejuvenate internal layer of the hair adding more pulse and movement to the hair. Use rake and shake styling method with Ouidad Tress FX Styling Gel to define curls by taking small sections of hair between fingers and rake through with gel. Tress FX light styling will keep position and style. Diffuse hair at the middle to add bounce and at the ends, do not dry naturally. And finish with Ouidad Styling Mist to set curl and add shine without holding hair stiff.”

Ouidad has generously offered to send Kristi Clear & Gentle Shampoo, Balancing Rinse Conditioner, Ouidad Deep Treatment and Styling Mist so that Kristi can copy the Brook Shields curls she covets.

Many thanks to Ouidad for the sound advice and for spoiling Kristi pretty!!!

Baffled by beauty? Overwhelmed by the number of products on the market? Desperately in search of answers to your hair, skincare and makeup dilemmas? Email me your query to – and if your question is answered on the blog, you will receive expert advice, plus a Spoiled Pretty-approved product that addresses your specific beauty issue! Be sure to include your full name and mailing address in your email.

Words From The Wise: David Babaii’s Tips For Taming Unruly Bangs

Welcome to Words From The Wise, Spoiled Pretty’s new weekly advice column!

Many of you have some serious issues…beauty issues, that is. And as much as I want to help, I am no expert. I’m just a gal with a dream of someday being (accidentally) locked in Sephora overnight. So to solve your beauty dilemmas, I’ve called in reinforcements.

Spoiled Pretty is consulting with some of the biggest names in the biz – to answer your burning beauty questions. So get out your steno pad and sharpen your #2 pencil. The pros are about to drop some knowledge. Prepare to get schooled.

Spoiled Pretty reader, Amanda, writes:

“My hair question has to do with my unruly bangs. What products do you recommend I use in the morning to get them nice and side-swept, just like I came out of the salon? I just can’t seem to get it right.”

David Babaii, celebrity hair stylist (his client list includes Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Gwyneth Paltrow) and co-founder of David Babaii for WildAid, shares these tips for controlling bothersome bangs:

“To tame those wild bangs, wet your bangs only and spray a small amount of David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray at the roots and on the hair shaft. With a round brush and your David Babaii for WildAid Blow Dryer on medium heat, blow dry the roots first to add volume brushing hair in the opposite direction of your natural part to create movement. When hair is mostly dry, hold the brush vertically and wrap your bangs around it towards the side where you want your hair to be parted. Point the blow dryer down and aim a blast of hot air on the brush to smooth the hair cuticle and set the slight wave in your hair. Continue to blow dry and pull hair to the side until you’re satisfied. Finish with a small amount of David Babaii for WildAid Hair Polish on the ends to separate and add definition.”

David isn’t just generous with advice…he’s also gifting Amanda with David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray, Hair Dryer and Hair Polish – so that she can achieve salon results at home!

Many thanks to David Babaii for his invaluable beauty tips and for spoiling Amanda pretty!

Baffled by beauty? Overwhelmed by the number of products on the market? Desperately in search of answers to your hair, skincare and makeup dilemmas? Email me your query to – and if your question is answered on the blog, you will receive expert advice, plus a Spoiled Pretty-approved product that addresses your specific beauty issue! Be sure to include your full name and mailing address in your email.


Kim Kardashian’s Favorite Hair Styling Cream

What’s Kim Kardashain’s favorite styling cream? She loves Ojon Animated Styling Cream.

“It increases hair volume, adds separation and texture, boosts moisture and shine, and it’s non-greasy. I use it when my hair is down and I’m wearing a sleeker look. It’s also the perfect cream to use in a pony tail when you want it slicked back but not that oily-greasy look. You guys should try it!”

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here.

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Kim Kardashian’s Secret to Curly, Sexy Hair 24/7

On her blog, Kim Kardashian shares her secret to “curly, sexy hair 24/7.”

Many of you have left comments on the site asking how I achieve my full, curly hair look…

Part of what I do is use [Curly Sexy Hair] 24/7 Curls: It’s an instant-set curling spray that protects from the heat of curling irons and locks in shine. It has memory that creates long lasting curls.

Here’s how you use it: You section your dry hair then you spray it on evenly over each section before you use the curling iron. It really helps in protecting your hair but makes the curls last all day! I never just curl my hair without any product or it will fall so fast.

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here.


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