Category: Hair

BeautyBlogger Picks: Drug Store Beauty

“My favorite drug store buy is Garnier Surf Hair. Even though I no longer live anywhere near the ocean, I can still get that wave-toussled look. I’ll run a small amount through damp hair, throw it up in a messy bun for my drive to work, and by the time I arrive, my hair looks like I just stepped off the beach!”

“I’ve become obsessed with Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream . It’s about 13 bucks. I love it because I don’t like to (read: don’t have the time to) wear heavy foundation during the work week. This is as simple to put on as moisturizer and it gives you that “my skin naturally looks this way” glow. Bonus: It has SPF in it so I’m also protecting my skin!”
“My favorite drugstore beauty buys are definitely the Revlon lipsticks. They go on so well and they have a great selection of colors. I love the Orange Flip for summer :)”

Psssst brand Dry Shampoo! I swear by this stuff. Having red hair means I either sacrifice the brightness to wash it every other day, or using products like dry shampoo to help keep it clean, full of volume, and best of all — red! It also comes in really handy for summer days, travelings, and road trips. I always keep a can in my car.”

“My favorite drugstore item is the Revlon Just Bitten lipstains. They are awesome! Last all day and are not heavy like a lipsticks. I have like every color! The perfect way to get color on your lips for girls who hate to wear lipstick (like me!)”
What are your favorite drugstore beauty buys?

BeautyHaircut Crush: The Shoulder Grazer

 
Ever since Victoria Beckham tweeted this:
 

 
… I’ve been head over heels for her new cut! And with summer swiftly approaching, I know I can’t be the only one with a hankering to chop it all off. And, as a big supporter of celebrity inspiration (I totally got “the Kristin” in 2005, ie: Laguna Beach), I put together this collection of awesome, shoulder-grazing, long bobs, or “The Lob” as its coming to be known. Some are even saying it’s “the new Rachel”! That’s high praise… so print this out, hand it to your stylist, and let him/her work his/her magic!
 
 

 
(Images courtesy of Grazia, InStyle, & Allure)

CelebrityMaking the Cut: Vidal Sassoon Then and Now


For anyone that has ever sported a bob or a pixie cut, it’s time to pay your respects to the one and only Vidal Sassoon.
The legendary hairstylist passed recently, leaving behind a legacy. Most of us know his name from his many salons hair products, but Sassoon also created famous cuts that helped revolutionize hair into what it is today.
 
       

 

Sassoon made his rise in the 1960s with the “five-point cut” which liberated women from the tyranny of rollers and hairspray, while still looking absolutely chic. His work was inspired by architecture, which is easy to see through his angular styles that frame the face, and models Grace Coddington, Peggy Moffitt, and Nancy Kwan (pictured above) served as Sassoon’s muses and trendsetters.

 

He created the official Mod hairstyle that was worn by Mary Quant and others in Carnaby Street. He was also famously paid $5,000 dollars by Roman Polanski to chop Mia Farrow’s long locks (in front of cameras and reporters) into the pixie cut she sported in Rosemary’s Baby.  
 
Thankfully, the Sassoon effect is here to stay. Sassoon’s famous looks still make the cut with many of our favorite celebrities sporting them. All hail to Vidal Sassoon!
 
 
Model Agyness Deyn and Victoria Beckham looking gorgeous in their favorite Sassoon-inspired cuts.
 

Keira Knightley and Rihanna sporting their signature bobs.

Learn more about Vidal Sassoon from this article and be sure to check out this great documentary!
 

GeneralDIY: Saltwater Beach Spray!


Summer is fast approaching and as the weather warms up, the last thing we want to do is plug in a flat iron or any other hot tool to do our hair. This simple DIY will help you achieve saltwater kissed waves even if you don’t live anywhere near the beach. The best part is, this style takes less than 10 minutes to achieve and costs less than $10 for the materials. Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 3 tbsp. finely ground sea salt 
  • 3 squirts of water-based hair gel 
  • 1/4 tsp. coconut conditioner 
  • Tap water
  • 8-10 oz. spray bottle
 
 
1. Add all of your ingredients to your spray bottle and add enough water to fill it up. Shake vigorously until all ingredients are combined. 
2. Spray onto wet/damp hair and scrunch upward until a wave begins to form. Spray a small amount and scrunch as you go. Remember, less is more!
3. Either let it dry naturally or use a diffuser for a more tousled look 
And voila! Enjoy that fresh-out-the-ocean look anywhere and keep the spray bottle in your purse for touch ups throughout the day!

BeautyHow-To: Hair Chalking

Talk about non-committal, if you’ve ever wanted to add non-permanent color to your hair, then you might consider hair chalking. After seeing tons of fashion editorials that included casually-colored wisps, I decided to try out hair chalking with our daring studio assistant, Sarah. I used soft pastels from the art store, and because Sarah’s hair is light, it took color very well. The entire look took maybe ten minutes to complete.
Notes: Do not mix the soft pastels with any water (unless you have dark hair).
The chalk will naturally release throughout the day, so your look will eventually fade out.
hair chalking
hair chalking
What colors would YOU do?