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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!

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