As 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.
Offer available at the following Fekkai salons: 5th Avenue, SoHo, Greenwich, Dallas, Beverly Hills, Melrose Place and Palm Beach.
Summer 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.
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.
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!
Pop quiz, hot shot. How many times a week do I wash my hair per week?
If you’ve been paying attention, you know that more than one shampoo every seven days would have me looking like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (I picked him cuz he’s pretty). My hair’s just so dang fine and brittle.
On day one, my hair is looking okay. 24 hours post-shampoo, my hair is looking quite fab…if I do say so, myself. But on the seventh day, my tresses are looking tore up and terrible. At the end of the week, I have to coat my hair in creams, balms and shine serums just to comfortably walk down the street without eliciting ‘who let the crazy girl outta the asylum?’ stares. And even then, I need to pull my hair back into a ponytail to prevent nature from taking its disastrous course.
So I’m elated to report that I’ve found a product that gives me a 2nd day hair look on day seven! Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment Spray is enriched with Ojon and Swa oils, and infuses hair with a nourishing dose of omega 3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids while adding shine. It can be used daily (and even layered throughout the day) without weighing hair down or causing buildup.
Basically, it’s Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment in a fine mist formula. You spray it on dry hair, and it’s like a wake-up call for dry, damaged and/or limp locks…reviving your style and imparting weightless sheen. For additional volume, just flip your head upside down and spray the root area. One thing to note: this product is not a hairspray; it doesn’t give hair any hold whatsoever. So if that’s what you were hoping for, too bad. It’s great for someone like me who doesn’t wash her hair every day, because it means you can spray day after day without leaving your hair crispy and crunchy.
Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment Spray is a QVC exclusive, so don’t bother trying to track down a can elsewhere.
Next up on my Ojon shopping list…
Restorative Leave-in Treatment: Replenish much-needed moisture to your hair with this leave-in restorative gel. Packaged in a pump bottle, it uses Ojon and Swa oils to add shine and hydration to hair. Dispense one to three pumps into your palm, and rub hands together. Apply evenly throughout damp hair. Finish with a blow dryer or let your hair air dry.
Restorative Pre-Cleansing Treatment: This product is billed as the Restorative Hair Treatment, in a super-concentrated, in-shower formula. Before shampooing, emulsify a quarter-sized amount between your palms and apply to dry or damp hair. Comb hair gently from roots to ends to distribute evenly, and leave in for up to five minutes before rinsing. The founder of Ojon says the Restorative Pre-Cleansing Treatment is so amazing that it eliminates the need for conditioner!
In the words of Black Eyed Peas’ front man, will.i.am: “Gotta get get.”
Congratulations to Molly Capel, Kathe Elwell and Jennifer Schroeder.
They will soon receive ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy – the newest collection from Samy Salon Systems. This complete line of 100% vegan, natural and organic shampoos, conditioners and styling products is designed to indulge your tresses and senses.
Special thanks to Samy for sponsoring the giveaway!