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Beachy Hair with Frederic Fekkai Coiff

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Want to add volume and texture to your hair? The Frederic Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing spray gel will add a little life to your locks with just a few sprays.

The messy beach look is really popular this season. You can fake the all day beach blown look by applying this spray gel to the roots and ends of your hair. For best results work the product into damp hair with your fingers, no comb or brush is needed for this effortless style. The finished look is a messy medium hold style that is still soft and lets your hair move with no sticky or crunchy feeling.

The Coiff Bouffant contains rice and jojoba proteins along with Panthenol to protect and hydrate your hair from root to tip. Panthenol will help to seal the hair cuticle providing your hair with shine and moisture.

If your hair is straight the product will add more texture and wave if you let your hair air dry in true beach fashion. If your hair is already curly this product will enhance the curl while adding texture and volume.

This is a must have hair product perfect for your on the go lifestyle! How do you style your beachy hair? Share with us in the comments below, and remember to enter into our latest GIVEAWAY! Visit our Facebook  page for more details!!


Alterna Caviar 3 Minute Shine Boost

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Is your hair looking dull and in need of a pick me up? This quick treatment will take those dull lifeless locks from humdrum to vibrant. This weekly Alterna Caviar 3 Minute Shine Boost will recharge your hair’s shine and hair color in just a few short minutes. This Paraben, gluten, mineral oil and phthalate free formula is perfect for natural or color treated hair. The light weight formula will not weigh hair down; instead you will have silky manageable voluminous hair.

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Fight Frizz and Static

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If you’re like most people your hair will get heat styled, tangled, and damaged all in the course of one day. With all the damage we do it’s hard to find the right product to condition your hair without weighing it down. The perfect solution is the Alterna Hemp with Organics Leave in Conditioner. This ultra hydrating hair treatment contains hemp seed oil to help hydrate, protect, and restore your hair’s moisture levels.

This leave in hair saver also contains sunflower seed and avocado extract as well as antioxidants to hydrate and protect the hair from dryness and breakage. Nutrient activated enzymes also help to hydrate and strengthen the hair to prevent dryness, damage and breakage.

The application is easy, you simply spray on your hair after it is towel dried and comb from roots to ends, then style as usual.The hemp organics leave in conditioner is great for all hair types. For ultra fine hair or very oily scalp use this product as an overnight treatment, you can spray it through your hair in the PM then rinse in the AM and you will still get the benefits!

All of the Alterna products contain an enzyme delivery system that allows the hair to absorb essential ingredients and nutrients for optimal keratin production. Alterna also incorporates their patented color hold technology which will protect your hair color from fading and washing out.

Alterna is free of Sulfates, Parabens, Gluten, Phthalates, Sodium Chloride, Synthetic Color, DEA, TEA, Paraffin, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum and PABA. Check out Alterna’s additional products and you will be amazed with the results!

Have a favorite leave-in conditioner?! Share with us!

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Goodbye, Frizzy Hair!

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The warm sun and humidity are out to create a mess of our beautiful tresses again! Our hair becomes dry, brittle and the frizz factor is in full effect with the heat. Luckily, there is help to tame those hair baddies that summer brings our way.

To get a controlled style that enhances shine, tames unwanted frizz, and won’t weigh down voluminous hair, you can use a setting product.  These kinds of products can be applied to hair while it is still damp or after you style to complete the look.

They can range from creams to oils and now even come in dry mists! Here are 3 progressive product suggestions to rock your hair care world!

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The Benefits of Ampoules

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Ampoules are underused skincare treatments in the industry. A lot of us have used them during a facial, but then forget about the lasting effects they can bring by using them at home. They can target our concerns, provide hydration, promote collagen, and help to restore our skin. Ampoules are stable, hygienic, and sealed until you are ready to use them.

Ampoules, or sometimes called fluids, can be beneficial for all skin types and concerns. They give our skin the necessary boost that it needs after traveling, post skin care procedure,  during dry winters, or after a long hot summer. The Babor skin care line carries fluids that help to boost collagen, calm and hydrate your skin, or provide your skin with essential vitamins and nutrients it needs to stay healthy. You can choose from their collagen booster, distressing fluid, or the multi active vitamin fluid.

Ampoules are also great for whitening teeth! Try GoSmile products and their whitening system ampoules. You can see a noticeable difference in the brightness of your teeth in a short amount of time with no trays or strips needed.

Ampoules are also used for hair to help restore, protect and keep healthy. If you hair needs a little attention and repair, try a hydrating oil treatment by Phyto to smooth out split ends and provide damage control.

The next time your beauty regimen needs a boost, reach for an ampoule to get you the results you are looking for!

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Summer Hair Faves

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Warmer weather has arrived and it’s time for fun in the sun! Here’s a few of our best of summer hair products we can’t live without!

For surfer chic tousled hair try Frederic Fekkai Marine Summer Hair Beach Waves. A limited edition product just in time for summer that creates a sexy, no fuss look with marine botanical extracts to hydrate hair and a UV shield to protect color from fading.

Defeat humidity and banish frizz with Alterna BAMBOO Smooth Pure Kendi Oil Pure Treatment. A more cost efficient alternative to popular Morrocan oil, Kendi oil smells divine and makes hair smooth and shiny.

Don’t forget to protect your locks while exposed to the sun. Rene Furterer Protective Summer Oil with KPF 90 is a waterproof spray formula that protects 90% of hair’s keratin. Sesame and castor oils protect and nourish while filtering the harmful effects of UV rays. Hair is shielded from exposure to sea or pool water and the sun.

Frequent trips to the pool can leave your hair dry and packed full of chlorine. Summer Hair Marine Clean Detox Shampoo is a summer favorite with marine botanicals that rids hair of impurities, leaving tresses shiny and soft. It also provides hair with a UV shield to help prevent fading.

These great products will keep your hair shiny and healthy all summer long!


Quick Hair Refresher

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We want hair that’s fast and easy, and beautiful at the same time! Products need to enhance the hair and also work promptly after application. From day to night and casual to fancy, you can find relief in the Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo products. These will soak up excess oil from the scalp, freshen the hair and even reshape your hair style. Just watch how easy it is to refresh and add fluff back into your hair given a few key products:


Flat Irons & Their Differences

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With so many different choices of flat irons out there it can be hard to know which one to choose. Next time you go on the search for a sleek new iron pay attention to these key words:

Titanium: Offers extremely smooth surfaces to prevent any pulling or snagging. The durable metal helps to provide proper heat distribution for fast styling from root to tip without the creases.

Ceramic: These plates are fused with a crystal coating that produces a negative charge, which creates an easy glide. Ceramic plates help to seal the cuticle for a sleek, smooth look.

Tourmaline: This material is great for reducing frizz. Similar to ceramic, the negatively charges ions help to seal the hair cuticle, helping to lock in natural moisture.

*Nano: It’s not a material, but rather tiny nano elements processed on the metal plates. Nano particles help to provide a bonus of antibacterial protection!

Hope this has helped to ‘straighten’ things out!

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CHI Air

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Spring is here! That means that spring cleaning is around the corner but that doesn’t mean cleaning just the house. Our beauty tool boxes can be organized and cleaned out to make room for some newly improved tools and new and exciting additions. Toss those clunky old hair tools and make room for CHI Air!

The CHI Air hair tools use exceptionally high amounts of far infrared and negative ions which are produced by the tourmaline components. This technology helps to seal in the moisture your hair needs to stay static free and frizz free, while imparting your hair with healthy shine! We all deserve that shiny, bouncy, red carpet hair…don’t you think?

Want to win a Perricone MD Cold Plasma ($150 value) ?? Well, now you can enter to win one. Enter HERE! Event ends 4/4/2011.


Hot Hair: Salt & Pepper

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Years ago when ladies hair would begin to show signs of gray it meant running to the beauty parlor for a discrete coloring service. And years ago when gentlemen began sporting gray it was usually accompanied by balding and bad combovers. (Not the image most of us want to be remembered by!)

Those days are definitely gone!  Bold male actors such as Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Pierce Brosnan and George Clooney set the trend early on by making that salt and pepper gray something dashing and debonair.  More recently a newer era of actors beginning to sport the look include Eric Dane, Ben Affleck, Matt LeBlanc and even Brad Pitt!

Actresses Jamie Lee Curtis, Helen Mirren, Blythe Danner, celebrity chef Paula Dean and even singer Pink have all set the new standard for ladies. Silver is sassy and sexy instead of old and tired!

While some may have to make a visit to the hairstylist to get those seductive silver tones, others may have that touch of gray naturally.  But how do you ensure your gray is well cared for and nice and silvery, instead of a dull yellowy gray?

We recommend the following hair care products to help highlight your white, silver or gray hair and provide shine and brilliance.

Klorane Silver Highlights Shampoo with Centaury Extract helps highlight white, silver or gray hair and provides lasting radiance!

Rene Furterer Okara Mild Silver Shampoo repairs, nourishes and protects hair; enhances silver highlights and dramatically helps to improve the texture of gray and white hair!

Phyto Phytargent Brightening Shampoo for Gray and White Hair restores luster, shine and makes gray and white hair softer and easier to manage!

Watch out bottle blondes, sassy silvers are here to stay!

Don’t miss out on our latest giveaway! We are giving away 15 Juice Beauty Green Apple Peels. Enter HERE! Event ends 3/14/2011.



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