Faking Shine


Posted in Products on September 4th, 2012 by Reagan

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Now that my hair is finally pretty long again, Im dealing with dry ends. I have to trim it pretty frequently, or it looks like cotton candy..the bad kind. (the bad kind consists of any kind that you wouldnt eat.)

Anyway, when my hair loses its luster, I turn to artificial luster.

Basically I love shine sprays and serums.

Particularly:

Redken Vinyl Glam

This one gives you a spritz. Its very shiney and light and goes great on dry hair. This is best for medium to thick hair.

Tigi Headrush

This is an aerosol spray and goes on light as air, so it works for any hair type. It works best on air-dried/blow-dried hair.

SachaJuan Shine Serum

This is a pump serum and can be used on wet or dry hair. Its good for any hair type.

I know what youre all thinking. If teasing is the high heels of hair, then spray/serum shines are the bronzers of hair.

If you wont tell, I wont tell.

Top photo by Ty Mecham

Beach hair. Im talking real-live beach hair.


Posted in Products on June 1st, 2012 by Reagan

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As much as I love products that give you beach hair, there is still nothing like actual beach hair. I went to the beach over the holiday weekend and was as excited about having real mermaid beach hair as I was to actually be at the beach. See my face below for proof.

How cute am I in a wetsuit? Not cute? Crap!

My surfing coach told me I was a natural. Who cares what a liar my surfing coach is, because all that crashing and salt water drinking (and snorting) only means wet ocean hair. And wet ocean hair means dry ocean beach mermaid waves. Score!

Sidenote: my shoulders and arms are still killing me from all the surfing, but I made some major progress in my skills. I am stoked to be a totally gnarly surfer babe one day. Until then, Ill just settle for good beach hair that doesnt come from a bottle.

Heres to summer and beach going! And mermaid hair! And surfing wounds (unfortunately).

And if you cant get to a real beach, try this or this. Youre welcome, Muah!

Happy weekend!

(also, so slammed and havent chosen any giveaway winners yet. soon my friends.)

Shampoo and Conditioner for color treated hair.


Posted in Products on February 22nd, 2012 by Reagan

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I get a lot of emails asking if color shampoo and conditioner is necessary.

YES!

Well, yes if youre trying to make your color last.

Shampoo is made to strip your hair of oils and dirt, and unfortunately this also means it strips hair color, making it look dull and faded. Color shampoo protects your hair color from fading. If that doesnt convince you, and youre holding back because you dont want one more thing to buy, remember that you are getting more money out of your color service if you are making it last longer! Not taking care of it properly is kind of a waste, right?

So, color shampoos and conditioners really work!

Here are a few that I like

Pureology
SachaJuan
Redken
Oribe

Although I dont recommend low end shampoos and conditioners, here are a few if your pocket book doesnt agree with the above.

LOreal
Herbal Essences

Then all you have left to do is chant to your hair colorwilling it to obey you.

last, last, last, last, last


 

Building a hair foundation.


Posted in News, Products on November 1st, 2011 by Reagan

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I have a strong belief that any hair can hold curl. A lot of clients swear that theirs is the hair that will never hold curl, and it is my true joy to prove them wrong.

All you need is products. Possibly handfuls upon handfuls, but that is all you need.

My very favorite foundation is mousse. I talk about mousse all the time, but I dont know that I ever get much more specific than saying that it is great for volume. The truth is, mousse is the worlds greatest foundation product. Note: sometimes my clients are shocked to see that I might use two or three handfuls of mousse in their hair. That is when I dont have time for nonsense (or misbehaving hair).

Here is what youre going to do. Shower (or just shampoo/condition your hair). Towel dry. Put in several handfuls of mousse. Every inch of your hair will be moussed, root to tip. The key is to take the silky/softness out. Then you are going to comb through. Then youre going to blow dry. Then you are going to curl your hair and possibly set it in pins (while it cools). And it is going to hold.

All day. Can you imagine?

It might not feel like real hair, but it will look beautiful and it will hold. Some people are lucky enough to have hair that does what you want it to with little effort and little to no product. The rest of us have to work a little harder!

 

Here are my favorite mousses.

Redken Full Frame

Sachajuan

Garnier

Go on now. Go get some curly hair!