Archive of ‘Hair’ category

Updo How-To

For their big day, many women choose to wear their hair in an updo. This video demonstrates how to create a particularly stunning style. So if you’re a bride-to-be looking for inspiration for your wedding–day hairstyle – this how-to should prove helpful. And be sure to check out the model’s glossy lip…gorgeous!

Enjoy.

Do You Like My New Do?

Do you rememer that 80’s song, Working For The Weekend by the band Loverboy? If you don’t, consider yourself lucky. Anyways…while most of you are quickly winding up the work week so that you can get started on your weekend festivities, I will be working this weekend. At least, some of it.

daneens+new+do Do You Like My New Do?So before I embark on my business trip, I just wanted to share my new haircut with all of you pretties. What do you think? I think Erik did a fantastic job! I haven’t loved my hair this much since my wedding last summer – and most of that wasn’t even my real hair!

Talk to you again soon.

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Ojon’s Swa+ Liquid-Hair Building 4-step Ritual Kit

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Ojon is celebrating a commitment to environmental sustainability and preservation by donating 10 percent of all online sales through ojon.com during the month of April to MOPAWI, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting development in the native populations of eastern Honduras.

So how can you help preserve Mother Nature and your mane, all at the same time? Go to ojon.com, put the Swa+ Liquid-Hair Building 4-step Ritual Kit in your basket, and proceed to checkout.

swamainpg Ojon’s Swa+ Liquid Hair Building 4 step Ritual Kit
Used once a week, for eight weeks, the Swa+ Liquid-Hair Building 4-step Ritual Kit helps restore the protein bonds in hair, increase hair strength, targets hair density loss, forms a protective shield around the hair to smooth hair fibres, and minimizes hair breakage caused by damage.

The 13-piece kit includes:
1 – 8.44 fl. oz. Swa+ Stimulating Cleanser
1 – 8.44 fl. oz. Swa+ Nourishing Conditioner
1 – 2.5 fl. oz. Swa+ Hair Juice Daily Leave-in Treatment
8 – 0.24 fl. oz. Swa+ Concentrated Liquid-Hair Boosting Serum
2 – Swa+ Serum applicator nozzles

This kit is ideal for thinning, limp, weak, dry, and/or damaged hair. My hair is all of the above, so I had to try it myself…and after only one use, my hair feels a little more resilient. I’ll continue to use this kit, and will keep you posted about my hair’s progress.

Ojon’s Swa+ Liquid-Hair Building 4-step Ritual Kit is available exclusively at ojon.com.

Jada Pinkett Smith – You Are Not Rihanna

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Jada Pinkett Smith unveiled this new hairstyle (I don’t know what else to call it) at Victoria Beckham’s 34th star-studded birthday party. This Salt-N-Pepa throwback just isn’t working for me. I love me some Jada, but someone needs to point out that not everyone can pull off the edgy hair. That’s Rihanna’s schtick. I say, unless you can do it better – don’t do it at all.

It’s like being a contestant on American Idol and choosing to sing I Will Always Love You. Crackhead or not, Whitney’s got that song on lock – so don’t even go there.

Kim Vo’s New Haircare Line

kimvo Kim Vos New Haircare LineKim Vo’s new haircare line mixes old school with new school. The celebrity hairstylist’s products marry Vietnamese botanicals and French Nanotechnology.

As a child, Vo used to watch his Vietnamese grandmother wash her hair with rice wine to make it shine. So when he set out to create his line of hair products, naturally, he asked her to consult. The ingredients in Vo’s line include rice, soy, lotus, and seaweed. But the line’s secret weapon is Boket, known for thousands of years in Vietnam as the secret to beautiful, healthy hair. Boket pods have a high sugar content – which locks in moisture and nutrients, and results in a silky, shiny hair.

vo Kim Vos New Haircare LineME-10, created by the latest French nanotechnology, is the second main active ingredient in the line. The scientifically advanced silicone conditions dry, damaged locks. It also extends and enhances hair color because it penetrates the cuticle on a cellular level.

The Kim Vo product line includes: Moisturizing Shampoo, Moisturizing Conditioner, Moisturizing Masque, Volumizing Shampoo, Volumizing Conditioner, Volumizing Masque, Styling Crème, Dry Serum, Glaze, Root Booster, Weightless Hairspray, and Texturizing Paste.

Goody, Goody Hairbrush

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Given the exorbitant amount of money that I invest in my hairstyling products, tools, and accessories, you would think that I would put more consideration into my combs and brushes. That’s what you would think, but you’d be wrong.

I’m embarrassed to admit how long I used my old hairbrushes. So I won’t even go there. Let’s just say that my brushes were so old and so busted that they probably did my hair more harm than good. So when I heard about Goody’s new Mosaic collection, I immediately decided to upgrade.

Mosaic is the company’s first line of styling tools developed specifically with diverse hair textures in mind. If you’ve got “ethnic” hair – whether it’s relaxed, natural, curly, wavy, straight, short or long – you must invest in this collection.

According to Goody, “Today, over 30 percent of the American population is multicultural. In a recent study, hair was found to be the single most important beauty priority with both the African American and Hispanic female consumer.”

In creating the Mosaic line, Goody consulted with Chuck Amos, celebrity stylist to Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Kelis. The collection includes tools in a variety of categories – brushes, combs, rollers, wraps, and at-home salon tools.

Mosaic’s most unique item is, hands down, the new relaxer sponge applicators. If you’ve got relaxed hair, you know that most applicators have bristles that can scrape the the skin, causing the scalp to sting or burn. But these disposable applicators are made of sponge to be gentle on your scalp and are firm enough for even application.

mosaic relaxed+hairbrush Goody, Goody HairbrushBut back to the brushes…Mosaic boasts several different types, for all kinds of hair textures – even curly! But my two new beloved brushes are the Mosaic Ouchless Brush for Relaxed Hair (left) and the Mosaic So Smooth Ceramic Boar Cushion Brush. The former, made especially for chemically straightened hair and extensions, gently styles hair to minimize breakage. And the latter’s natural and synthetic bristles leave my hair glossy and frizz-free.

Mmm Mmm Goody!

Mosaic by Goody ($1.49-$12.99) is available at mass market retailers nationwide.

Addicted To Fast Food, Plus An AG Giveaway!

Lately, my hair has been smelling like fish…and I love it!

ag fastfood Addicted To Fast Food, Plus An AG Giveaway!AG Hair Cosmetics fast food leave on condition nourishes and detangles my dehydrated hair. Plus the delish, saccharine scent reminds me of Swedish Fish – one of my four major food groups when I was in college.

fast food’s light cream formula doesn’t weigh down my baby fine locks, and helps prevent split ends, adds moisture, and shine. AG’s #1 conditioner is especially effective on coarse, thick hair.

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In February, AG Hair Cosmetics was asked to contribute their best and brightest products to the Official GRAMMY Awards gift bag. The all-star lineup included their top five products: re:coil curl activator, fast food leave-on conditioner, welding paste extreme hold paste, plastique extreme hold volumizer, and tech two colour protection shampoo. Grammy presenters and performers like Rihanna, Carrie Underwood and Kanye West were recipients of these amazing AG products – and now you can be too…because Spoiled Pretty is partnering with AG Hair Cosmetics for this week’s giveaway!

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To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “AG Giveaway.” The contest ends at 9pm EST on Sunday, April 13th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, April 14th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents only.

So Sexy: Victoria’s Secret Hair Revivers

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Victoria’s Secret So Sexy hair products have attracted a cult-following – thanks to their intoxicating and, er, sexy scent. For angels on the fly, the company has added a new item to the So Sexy line.

Victoria’s Secret So Sexy High-Shine Hair Revivers ($12.50 for six) are portable, individually wrapped towelettes that impart heavenly volume and shine…plus that addictive fragrance.

Coming soon to a Victoria’s Secret near you.

Oscar Blandi Perfects The Bed Head

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For her Fall 2008 collection, Jenni Kayne was inspired by the 90’s grunge scene and styles from the 30’s and 40’s. For the hair, she wanted the models to look “real,” so hairstylist Oscar Blandi created sophisticated, bed-head hairstyles to compliment the designs.

Creating these “very organic and very earthy” dos is a little more involved that one might think – just as a nude makeup look requires more than taupe shadow and a swipe of lip balm. I mean, does anyone really wake up looking this chic?

First, the mane maestro used Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo, which refreshes and revives hair by removing dirt and buildup. Next, he sprayed Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray on hair, concentrating on the roots; this heat-activated product adds body and texture to hair, while providing flexible hold and incredible shine. He finished the styles with Proteine di Jasmine – Protein Mist for Restyling Hair, which allows hair to withstand heat and prevents static.

Though not used at Jenni Kaye’s presentation, worth a mention is Oscar Blandi’s Olio di Jasmine Shine Spray, a convenient new version of Oscar’s Jasmine Oil Serum. This spray moisturizes and controls frizz, and makes locks lustrous. I especially appreciate the light formula, which doesn’t build-up or weight down my fine hair.

All products are available at Beauty.com.

Salon Selectives Is Back

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Remember Salon Selectives? The popular brand of the ‘80s and ‘90s that made women feel like they just stepped out of a salon? Well, Salon Selectives is hoping to capitalize on nostalgia and get back into the hair grooming game.

“The re-introduction of Salon Selectives represents a great opportunity for our company,” said Dr. Eugene Zeffren, CEO of SSB, the company that distributes and markets Salon Selectives. “Our research shows that the brand still has over 80 percent awareness among our target consumers. These women don’t just remember the Salon Selectives name, they retain a host of other positive associations, including the apple scent and the customized hair care message – they can even sing the jingle.”

Starting in March 2008, Salon Selectives will be returning to the shelves with updated packaging and new formulas – but will retain trademarks such as pink bottles, apple fragrance, and customization.

There are 18 items in the line, with three shampoos, five conditioners and 10 styling and treatment products – ten of which are now available for purchase on drugstore.com. And according to Women’s Wear Daily, the marketing plan includes TV and print ads that will run startng beginning in April.

I so hope they resurrect the old jingle. Speaking of which, check out this old-school Salon Selectives commercial I dug up on YouTube. Perhaps this will jog your memory…

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