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New York Fashion Week: Bellissima, Massimo and Molton Brown!

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 New York Fashion Week: Bellissima, Massimo and Molton Brown!On the second day of Fashion Week, representatives from Molton Brown set up shop in Total Beauty’s suite at the Bryant Park Hotel.

I got the skinny on some new and soon-to-be-released products…and hairstylist extraordinaire Massimo gave me a blowout that took my limp hair from flat to phat.

My hair miraculously held up through Hurricane Hanna, thanks to Molton Brown’s Volumising Brahmi Hair Straight & Curl and Smoothing Lila Leaf Hair-Gloss. I kid you not…it looked the same at 1am, when my head finally hit the pillow, as it did at 3pm when Massimo finished his masterpiece.

 New York Fashion Week: Bellissima, Massimo and Molton Brown!

New York Fashion Week: Sebastian Reinvented, and Hanging Wit Cory Kennedy

cory4 New York Fashion Week: Sebastian Reinvented, and Hanging Wit Cory Kennedy
Last Saturday, after show hopping at the tents, I headed on over to the Bryant Park Hotel’s Cellar Bar for a Total Beauty cocktail soiree sponsored by Sebastian. As we were popping bottles and noshing on mouthwatering muchies, we were schooled on the fearless and fashionable reinvention of Sebastian Professional.

After more than three decades of churning out cult hairstyling classics, Sebastian launched an investigation to figure out how they could take the company to the next level and bring it into the new millenium. This resulted in over two years of product testing and over 10,000 conversations with stylists and consumers to identify where the brand could fill a void. The product testing and feedback convinced Sebastian that the brand was in need of a complete overhaul.

The new Sebastian Professional is “a focused and powerful collection of over 30 products that combines Sebastian heritage heroes with new and exciting innovation.” Designed to offer versatility in use and application, the products are arranged into three categories:

Foundation: three essential shampoo and conditioner regimens (Light, Drench and Penetraitt)with tailored levels of conditioning, designed to restore a multitude of hair types to the same healthy level.

Form: eight fierce styling products designed to hold, mold and sculpt (Re-Shaper, Shaper Fierce, Shaper Zero Gravity, Liquid Steel, Gel Forte, Mousse Forte, Craft Clay and Molding Mud).

sebastian+whipped+creme New York Fashion Week: Sebastian Reinvented, and Hanging Wit Cory KennedyFlow: six essential treatment-stylers for creating touchable, soft and flowing hair (Thickefy Foam, Taming Elixir, Whipped Crème, Stylixir, Potion 9 & Potion 9 Lite).

The standout of the new class is the Whipped Crème Light Conditioning Style Whip. This protein-rich, ultra-light product actually resembles whipped cream, so keep it away from the kiddies and keep out of the mouths of babes. But your hair is going to love lapping it up.

Don’t be fooled…this is not a mousse. It is a leave-in conditioner that increases volume, nourishes curls and waves, helps achieve a polished blowout, helps to achieve sleek strands when used in conjunction with a flat iron, but won’t leave your hair sticky or stiff.

cory2 New York Fashion Week: Sebastian Reinvented, and Hanging Wit Cory KennedySebastian’s new face (and cult blogger/trendsetter/hipster muse), Cory Kennedy, was on-hand to testify. She was looking like million and sporting the most delicious aqua Alexandre Herchcovitch booties. The cheveux chameleon likes to experiment with different looks, and she told me that Whipped Crème can be used to achieve any style imaginable.

When I asked her how she uses the product on an average day, she said she schrunches it into her wet waves and lets it air dry. See below for the fabulous result.

So. Not. Fair!

 New York Fashion Week: Sebastian Reinvented, and Hanging Wit Cory Kennedy
Amber, Cory, and yours truly

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Amber, Marina, Cory Kennedy and Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter


 New York Fashion Week: Sebastian Reinvented, and Hanging Wit Cory Kennedy

Thursdays at Kiehl’s: Natural Recipes for Healthy Hair

kiehls+hair+products Thursdays at Kiehls: Natural Recipes for Healthy Hair
This summer, Kiehl’s helps customers find their perfect recipe for stylish hair, with “Natural Recipes for Healthy Hair” events, every Thursday – now through September 25.

Every Thursday, customers at free-standing Kiehl’s stores can make appointments to work one-on-one with Kiehl’s experts, who consult with the customer to determine exactly which type of shampoo, conditioner or treatment is best suited to his or her hair needs.

Each consultation will also include a recipe for the perfect hair style, featuring the styling aids in Kiehl’s Stylist Series, as well as the opportunity to experience the Stylist Series formulas in store. Participants will also be introduced to Kiehl’s newest products, Ultimate Thickening Shampoo and Strong-Hold Styling Gel, with the ultimate goal to find the perfect formulas and products that will nourish each customer’s own hair type and style, and address any of their personal hair care issues.

kiehls+recipe+card Thursdays at Kiehls: Natural Recipes for Healthy HairKiehl’s stylists will “diagnose” each customer’s hair needs, and describe and demonstrate the perfect styling recipe. At the end of the consultation, each participant will walk away with a recipe card with a description of their look, as well as product samples to test, and to help recreate the look at home.

Visit kiehls.com to find a store in your area. Call ahead to make an appointment.

Attention Curly Girls: Ouidad Giveaway!

Spoiled+Pretty+Ouidad+Giveaway Attention Curly Girls: Ouidad Giveaway!
For years, Ouidad struggled with her own head of curls, which led her to dedicate the past 30 years of her life to building a respected reputation as “THE curly hair expert.”

ouidad Attention Curly Girls: Ouidad Giveaway!Ouidad began her whirlwind career as a student styling hair for top designers, Broadway productions and advertising agencies in New York and abroad. Her name became synonymous with curly hair, as well as her famous trademark cutting technique “Carving and Slicing.”

Today, editors at national fashion and beauty magazines consult Ouidad regularly and consider her to be “The Renowned Queen of Curl.” With a “curly hair only” salon and her own exclusive line of hair care products, she is the expert on how to cut, style, and treat curly locks.

Ouidad doesn’t believe that taking care of curly hair should be a burden or take hours of your time. So, combining scientific knowledge with her unique understanding of curly hair’s special needs, she created a line of protein and vitamin enriched products that work with antioxidants to make curls defined, soft, shiny and manageable.

Want to try before you buy? Then you’ve stumbled upon the right beauty blog. Because, this week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Ouidad for one of our world-famous giveaways!
One grand-prize winner will receive:

Ouidad Deep Treatment – The first product designed by Ouidad, and the one that has earned her the title “a Curls Best Friend” has been applauded by the beauty editors repeatedly through the years. It is a uniquely formulated conditioner used to “feed” and strengthen the hair. This is the single most important step you take on the road to healthy hair and the cornerstone of your hair care regimen.

Climate Control – This styling gel protects curls from humidity by absorbing moisture from air to hydrate each strand of hair and help prevent frizz. Great for all hair types in humid conditions, summer or winter. Winner of “Best Defrizzer” by Allure Magazine.

Ouidad Botanical Boost – Named “Best Conditioner” by Allure Magazine, this lightweight, leave-in conditioner seals in moisture and provides strands with nourishing vitamins and aloe vera; one of the oldest healing agents. Used anytime on wet or dry hair, this product revives and refreshes curls and calm frizzies.

curl+talk+cover Attention Curly Girls: Ouidad Giveaway!Curl Talk: Everything You Need to Know to Love and Care for Your Curly, Kinky, Wavy, or Frizzy Hair – Based on Ouidad’s experience catering solely to curly-haired clients at her exclusive Manhattan salon, this book is a straight-talking guide for your daily struggle with the frizzies, offering simple, step-by-step solutions for getting a gorgeous head of curls. It will revolutionize the way you treat your hair.

Two runners-up will receive Climate Control and Botanical Boost.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Ouidad Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, July 27th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, July 28th, 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!

Nice ‘N Easy ColorSeal Giveaway Winners

clairol colorseal Nice N Easy ColorSeal Giveaway WinnersWho wants shiny, silky smooth hair? Silly question, right? I mean, I don’t know anyone who wants a dull, brittle mop-top. Would you believe that soft, supple hair is as close as your local drugstore? Nice ‘n Easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss is an intensive weekly conditioning treatment that seals the hair cuticle, helping to keep your color looking healthy, long-lasting and shiny, for up to six weeks.

As promised, seven of you have won your very own tube – courtesy of Clairol and Spoiled Pretty. And the winners are: Lenore Champagne, Jennifer Giza, Cindi Hoppes, Courtney Liggera, Kristi Price, Shelly A. Taylor, and Deirdre Uria.

Congrats, ladies…hair help is on the way!

I’d like to thank Clairol for sponsoring this contest…and all of you who continue to participate in these giveaways.

Another giveaway is on the horizon…so check back very soon!

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

shiny+hair Nice N Easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss, Plus A Giveaway!
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!

How To Get Hot Hair Like Kim Kardashian

kim+kardashian+hair How To Get Hot Hair Like Kim Kardashian
Having a bad hair day? Week? Year? Lifetime?!?!?!? Don’t worry…Kim Kardashian is “here to help.” Below are some tips she recently shared on her website:

Kat asks:
If you are ever free from your busy schedule, can you do a tutorial on how you do your daily hair style? It’s so GORGEOUS!!!

Kim answers:
Thank you, Kat! I try not to wash or style my hair everyday because that is just too much stress on anyone’s hair.

Celeste asks:
I absolutely love your hair! It always looks beautiful and healthy! I especially love it in the episode, where you told your family you were posing in PLAYBOY. In that episode your hair has these great curls that are tight but loose at the same time. How were you able to make it look like that?

Kim answers:
I am not the greatest at curling my hair myself, so when you see mine curly it’s probably been done by my hair stylist. My hair holds curls really well, so it usually lasts a few days. If yours holds curl well, then you can keep that style and maybe add a new curl or two (or maybe just an extra dash of product) the next day to freshen up the look! For the Playboy shoot, my hair was curled with a curling iron and I think I did it the day before, so it fell out nicely.

Curly Q asks:
Hey Kim, I admire your hair a lot! It’s dark, long, and gorgeous. How do you style it when you wake up, go hang out, or even go to events? I have dark, long curly hair, and whether I straighten or “curl” it, it never turns out like yours.

Kim answers:
Hey, Curly Q! My hair is bone straight, but I can pass along some useful information: If you can get an ionic straightener, that may help your hair a lot to flat iron the curls out. They say the ionic straighteners and curlers are the best!

Fallon asks:
How do you do your hair? It always looks so gorgeous!

Kim answers:
I always put volumizers and thickening spray in my hair and blow dry it. I love fully, sexy hair! I also always tease the top part of my hair by the crown of my head to give it more of a lift!

Moraqy asks:
Hey Kim, I just wanna say that you look absolutely gorgeous without makeup. I want to know if it’s possible for you to post a video showing us how you curl ur hair? Because me and my older sister LOVE how you do your hair. We always Google pictures of you because we tried many times to do it like you but unfortunately it never turns out like your hair, so if you could do that I would REALLY appreciate it!

Kim answers:
I will definitely do a hair video blog as well! Maybe I can recruit my hair dresser Clyde to teach me on camera. Stay tuned!

Liz asks:
Kim, my hair is dark like yours and I wanted to know what you thought about adding color to your hair as in highlights? I would love to know what you think.

Kim answers:
I have thought about it so many times but haven’t done it. I think dark hair is pretty so I am sticking with it like this for now. My sister Khloe did all-over highlights recently, though, and it looks great!

Stacy asks:
Hi Kim, I am a huge fan and I watch your show and even the reruns. I would love to know how you get your hair so shiny and healthy looking. Is it hair extensions and, if so, how long is your real hair? I know you have given us your makeup tips but could you please give us your hair tips? I have long brown hair but get lots of split ends. Thank you. icon smile How To Get Hot Hair Like Kim Kardashian

Kim answers:
I always change up my shampoos and conditioners to kind of shock the hair. If you use the same stuff every day, your hair gets used to it and doesn’t give the same bounce and shiny affect. So I switch products every other day. I also don’t wash my hair everyday. It strips the hair of it’s natural oils and can prevent it from growing longer. I also make sure to use an oil at the bottom of my hair every time I shower; like Biosilk or some split end mender. It really helps! If you are also laying out in the sun or going to be in the pool, condition your hair while you are laying out. It looks wet like you were just in the pool but moisturizes it and protects it from the sun!

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

Source: officialkimkardashian.com

Moroccanoil Giveaway Winners

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It’s Monday, yet again. Time to go back to work and count the days, hours, minutes and seconds until it’s the weekend again. But it’s also time to announce the winners of Spoiled Pretty’s latest giveaway. Hopefully, It’ll help soften the blow for the following lucky lasses:

Rachel Krueger is the winner of the Moroccanoil Giveaway. She confessed to me that her tresses are a mess. Not for long, Rachel…because you have won the Moroccanoil Oil Treatment, Moroccanoil Masque, Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, and Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream.

Ella Betts, Isabella Neira, and Chantal Tocci are runners-up. They will each receive the Moroccanoil Oil Treatment and Moroccanoil Masque!

Many thanks to Moroccanoil…for creating such a wonderful line of products, and for sponsoring this contest.

And stay tuned for the next giveaway announcement. Trust me, you won’t want to miss what I have planned for this week. See ya real soon…

Pearl Jam Rocks, But Eddie’s Hair Needs A Little Vitalogy

Eddie+Vedder+Hair Pearl Jam Rocks, But Eddies Hair Needs A Little Vitalogy
Last night, Señor Spoiled Pretty and I saw Pearl Jam in concert. After 18 years, they still sound incredible and put on a ridiculously amazing live show. But one thing I couldn’t ignore was the state of Eddie Vedder’s hair.

In the heyday of grunge, Eddie’s wavy locks were glossy and lush. Last night, however, Eddie’s hair looked fried and – ironically – grungy. I realize that Eddie’s a surfer and could give a rats ass about split ends. But that didn’t keep this beauty junkie from wanting to bum rush the stage, armed with one of my new beauty finds.

elasticizer Pearl Jam Rocks, But Eddies Hair Needs A Little VitalogyEddie is a prime candidate for Elasticizer, a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment from Philip Kingsley that dramatically heals your hair after just one use. It delivers a dose of moisture to the core of the cuticle – leaving hair silky, shiny, and supple. Suitable for all hair types, Elasticizer won’t thicken hair or weigh it down. It provides UV protection too, even after washing – helping prolong the life of color treatments.

Just apply to wet hair, concentrating on mid-lengths and ends, and work through for a minute. Then shampoo and condition as usual. For severely damaged hair, cover with a plastic cap for 20 minutes before shampooing.

Elasticizer is available at philipkingsley.com.

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