You must check out this recently launched blog by genius colorist Johnny Ramirez (who works in Beverly Hills at the fancy-pants Chris McMillan salon) — it’s all-hair-color-all-the-time. Thinking of going blond? Well, you’ve got lots of blond photos to choose from. Check out “dark honey golden blond with subtle highlights,” “Swedish blond,” etc., and loads of kid hair pics, because we all know that children have the prettiest, most shiny, natural hair color. (Yes, I’m jealous.) Another thought: all his photos are perfect to print out and bring to your stylist for that little extra clarification! Coming soon, Johnny will be posting the videos of his color corrections—talk about major before and afters. [Box No. 216] Keep reading »
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First up, Keratin Treatments. According to Garance: “Pretty much it covers up the hair with keratin (the protein hair is made of) and then they straighten it with a flat iron that penetrates through the keratin and then you wait for it to harden… Hence three days without washing. And that’s what straightens it. And then it lasts 6 months. No need to brush and blowdry, no need to do anything.” Check out the photo of Garance with her new straight hair.
Brazilian Blowout. It’s less about pin-straight hair and more about getting rid of frizz. Nicole Ritchie, as a hair example, loves Brazilian Blowouts. The Brazilian just softens whatever curl or wave you have. If the hair is air dried without a blow dryer, it will still have wave or curl but no frizz. On the flip side, if you want to blow dry your hair straight, you can do that, without a brush, in a fraction of the amount of time it would have taken without the Brazilian. It washes away with time and is diffused, so there is no noticeable difference between new hair and treated hair.
And the most permanent of the straightening techniques, Japanese Straightening. (and I mean straight, you get stick straight hair!) It’s mainly for “virgin” hair, i.e. hair that hasn’t been highlighted or colored or permed, etc. The procedure—sometimes called thermal reconditioning or ionic retexturing—weakens the hair, breaking down each follicle’s cystine bond (the molecular arrangement that gives hair its shape) so that it’s vulnerable to restructuring; the hair is then flattened with a special ceramic iron, after which a neutralizing serum is added to keep it straight. It’s a precise and difficult process, and if a stylist is inexperienced or a less gentle metal iron is used, the effect is dried-out and damaged-looking. And note: Upkeep is something to think about—there will be a line of demarcation, meaning that when new hair grows in, it is curly/ wavy while the rest of the hair is straight.
We’ve all heard the stories of Anna Wintour casually suggesting something of a beauty change to a model or designer and theverynexthour said model or designer has put that piece of “advice” into effect. Well, word is that model Maggie Rizer (she was huge in the late ’90s/early ’00s and featured in campaigns for Calvin Klein, GAP, every country-version of Vogue, etc. … then her dad up and stole her millions to play the lotto—and lost), has heard from fashion’s end-all, be-all. Anna said that she’d like to see Maggie back as a redhead. Sure, casual comment. Except that it’s not at all casual. Keep reading »
Perhaps you were outbid when trimmings of Elvis’ hair went on sale last year—$15,000 is a lot of money to pay for a clump of hair. But do not fear. You can still own a trimming from one of the most famous heads of all time. A website called HunkWithJunk.com is selling what they claim is a lock of Farrah Fawcett‘s iconic feathered hair—bidding is starting at the bargain price of $1,000. “For real this one time Novelty item from 70′s,” the site reads. “Sadly takes on new meaning after the Passing of our beloved Angel! Here and available for a limited time only! Someday the technology will be available, and you might be able to create your very own angel.” Egads. All we can say is, don’t trust an auction site that (a) suffers from random capitalization and (b) has the word “hunk” in its handle. We highly doubt that this is actual Farrah hair. Not to mention that the whole thing is just incredibly tacky, considering that Farrah passed away this summer after a long, grueling battle with cancer. “Wow, I am stunned,” said Farrah’s hair stylist, Mela Murphy, after being told about the auction. “I hope this person is not trying to be funny.” So agreed. [RadarOnline.com] Keep reading »
The boho-chic look never goes out of style, probably because it is easy and low maintenance. The key to laid back hair is a french braid, which looks cool on its own, as a built-in headband, or a ponytail accessory.
The walk out of a salon after a fresh coloring is commercial bliss. It’s shiny, it’s smooth, it’s even, and it’s totally glam. Fast forward two months later and the same locks look duller, uneven, and trashed. If only you had listened to us and learned how to maintain your died strands…
Lather, rinse and repeat. If only washing your hair was that simple. To get those shiny, bouncy locks you see on TV, you need to know what top hairstylists know. How often should you wash your hair? How much shampoo should you use? Should you rinse your hair with warm water or cold? We’ve got the answers to all of these questions and more.
Coloring your un-coated roots is a costly necessity, but not when you take matters (or a bottle of hair dye) into your own hands.
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Sure, you take one look at most supermodels and assume they roll out of bed, throw clothes on and generally look gorge by virtue of being, well, them. Surprise, surprise, it’s not all genetics (though they are pretty gifted in that department). More than most of us, models have to be super-militant about their skin and hair routines, because to achieve that shiny, bouncy, pretty hair their heads go through hell. Says Chanel Iman: “During fashion week, your hair can be curled, straightened, then curled again up to four times a day.” So how do they keep their hair from falling out of their heads? After the jump, five supermodel go-to tricks … Keep reading »
Bangs are like denim: one size does not fit all. If you want to add bangs to your ‘do, make sure you know what kind your face shape takes. Not sure where your bangs should fall? No problem! We’ve got your go-to guide for choosing the right bangs for you. Keep reading »