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Rhinestone Bobby Pins That Shine, Sparkle, And Won't Ruin Your Hair Forever

Rhinestone Bobby Pins That Shine, Sparkle, And Won't Ruin Your Hair Forever Published on thezoereport.com  on December 5, 2018 (function(){window.viewReq=[];window.vu=function(b){var a=new Image;a.src=b.replace("&","&");viewReq.push(a)};}).call(this); vu("https://securepubads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/adview?ai\u003dCQuBPVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAP_Jim8U3Oz73Y6gLAjbcBEAEgAGDJrrSN8KSwEIIBF2NhLXB1Yi0xMDM3MzczMjk1MzcxMTEwyAEJ4AIAqAMBqgTmAU_QTi4v5LtBBVG-g0h87dpMK5oaJcEcAJbMMadcUZkVkCg7s15qtDPQmI3-4UohCR-V2xBM6eqEBKNj-lqdTF8yqODTU0Z_TNjasXCrbQSUkjyKZtp85dGkNSZ2rlzZZ3_i8rfEEN3fOAx6_X1oAPeTW_s5sT4jcHfJ4_WPHaWI57e3t-Picidk3XMylP_ywd86YSMkLIIVLlghHfzIk6OkO1_oeiCRijsLjCtisxsbZxyXqs4JELk8TTg7pDimL_EPLJn2asDeKLc2IlGCXqA6O_YJlrIwaNHp3yaz-1cAKz3JGJS04AQBgAbPqMfvmMb2j02gBiGoB6a-G6gH2csbqAfPzBvYBwDSCAUIgGEQAQ\u0026sigh\u003dSjGAZiMDJhg\u0026tpd\u003dAGWhJmsjfViFUOFr26hSKMmS_USrlvMLWZY-XADtfkEys4aNtXcc6tMWuPLyadWtV_JyIQx9Av4ckbKfGL8u4PCX_hoxfoCm-8Kf3LfSQllj2AXoKIx2IyZJsEuPna83S1U2d8OOiee8kPWqxnng4geVmuf7lxEJ7sFtofJLVieTP7-oA-lRpm5iyp797x0fO-86Ri5P9MqrIlzANY4S6vFLtbCVl48f6kp-EjzFc2F9b52LNBzuG08GJq7-8D79ug-w96JgCcI48rtIvGrsfHOQtAVg6CUQ3pPw825iqFEaYrUlCgBQywqGqU4dkoSDufZ3rEy9sYWDsE47Zox-I_latLqDIHn9h4Enk_cH4swoSlz4ocU_2rY0qG7plxmWQFM-6SQfXxioEmaaQNVEsXc94pz5yZxxqR9OP3n0V8CIdEe-_YU9-nOmifulKeQe2VYH_t4nOiUd5Hz-ZDbsWdWcL7kGKAR0tUhvh4eK2gviHoWN7CckRjDzIYPxf5VCI2L7Zb0YRZTMCbgf_8ZVhqWIDa-suvtSQgd3Iaf4N8Gn_tJlomoKzeLRj5HG2w-KAFg1sMNXsxjzABfqTsQ0LfsufsBPNIPa4akZyerxuBGXdH-GH3s-l1nxrMErR5zlF3vHYDhCKdGp_Kn8B-EB_nonlfaFImPFZ8vcvLDOXFeI0Dz_3XT7IAWJ5XJ6epksEjmXWhzUbvBOFkilwPW1GEvWGsqhZVmF7bLklnNDxwVJF1UQIY2dlm4cq-G_GdXc4S8MRr_YIqCnFiZC49y8mtc") rubicon_cb = Math.random(); rubicon_rurl = document.referrer; if(top.location==document.location){rubicon_rurl = document.location;} rubicon_rurl = escape(rubicon_rurl); window.rubicon_ad = "3162067" + "." + "js"; window.rubicon_creative = "3169883" + "." + "js"; For years, bobby pins were considered one of those hair accessories that were tools rather than an actual accessories. But now, the little metal fasteners aren't just for holding hair in place — they've become an essential component for updos, down-dos, and for rescuing lazy hair days (a bobby pin ladder takes two seconds to do, tops). These days, the fasteners are looking chicer and sparklier than ever, as  rhinestone bobby pins  continue to pop up on the runways (like at  Zadig & Voltaire Fall and Winter 2018) and on Instagram feeds everywhere. "Oversized crystal bobby pins can be used to create a whole look with the entire pack or with just one or two for a more subtle finish,"  celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan , who just released a capsule collection of statement pins with Kitsch, tells TZR. "I love one crystal bobby pin on both sides of a middle part for a '90s vibe, or two words above the ear for more of a statement." If you're concerned about the gemstones snagging your hair, Marjan says to always opt for quality to ensure that your hair stays in good shape. "A good quality pin will have a little flexibility,  MariLynne Cosmillo, Director of Education   for Cherry Blow Dry Bar, says. "As you're shopping, try opening the pin. If it seems impossible to open, it’s definitely going to snag at your hair, and is unlikely to even hold the hair well enough." Another common issue with pins is the fact that they tend to slide out or move around on straighter textures. To prevent this, "use a mousse when you prep and after, you can tease a little bit and slide the clip in. Or just simply use texture spray or hair spray. Hold the hair down for tension so you get a good grip,"  celebrity hairstylist Jennifer Yepez instructs.  Cosmillo has a similar trick: "Always spray a texturizing product at the base of your hair where you plan to wear the bobby pin. A texturizing spray (think  Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray  or  IGK Detox Dry Shampoo ) for grip. This will help hold your style and pin in place, much better than a hairspray will!" Ahead, see some of the sparkliest (and safest) pins of the season. [link below] View the full article  here

Quick Holiday Hair Hacks

Quick Holiday Hair Hacks Published on phl17.com  on November 20, 2018 (function(){window.viewReq=[];window.vu=function(b){var a=new Image;a.src=b.replace("&","&");viewReq.push(a)};}).call(this); vu("https://securepubads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/adview?ai\u003dCQuBPVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAP_Jim8U3Oz73Y6gLAjbcBEAEgAGDJrrSN8KSwEIIBF2NhLXB1Yi0xMDM3MzczMjk1MzcxMTEwyAEJ4AIAqAMBqgTmAU_QTi4v5LtBBVG-g0h87dpMK5oaJcEcAJbMMadcUZkVkCg7s15qtDPQmI3-4UohCR-V2xBM6eqEBKNj-lqdTF8yqODTU0Z_TNjasXCrbQSUkjyKZtp85dGkNSZ2rlzZZ3_i8rfEEN3fOAx6_X1oAPeTW_s5sT4jcHfJ4_WPHaWI57e3t-Picidk3XMylP_ywd86YSMkLIIVLlghHfzIk6OkO1_oeiCRijsLjCtisxsbZxyXqs4JELk8TTg7pDimL_EPLJn2asDeKLc2IlGCXqA6O_YJlrIwaNHp3yaz-1cAKz3JGJS04AQBgAbPqMfvmMb2j02gBiGoB6a-G6gH2csbqAfPzBvYBwDSCAUIgGEQAQ\u0026sigh\u003dSjGAZiMDJhg\u0026tpd\u003dAGWhJmsjfViFUOFr26hSKMmS_USrlvMLWZY-XADtfkEys4aNtXcc6tMWuPLyadWtV_JyIQx9Av4ckbKfGL8u4PCX_hoxfoCm-8Kf3LfSQllj2AXoKIx2IyZJsEuPna83S1U2d8OOiee8kPWqxnng4geVmuf7lxEJ7sFtofJLVieTP7-oA-lRpm5iyp797x0fO-86Ri5P9MqrIlzANY4S6vFLtbCVl48f6kp-EjzFc2F9b52LNBzuG08GJq7-8D79ug-w96JgCcI48rtIvGrsfHOQtAVg6CUQ3pPw825iqFEaYrUlCgBQywqGqU4dkoSDufZ3rEy9sYWDsE47Zox-I_latLqDIHn9h4Enk_cH4swoSlz4ocU_2rY0qG7plxmWQFM-6SQfXxioEmaaQNVEsXc94pz5yZxxqR9OP3n0V8CIdEe-_YU9-nOmifulKeQe2VYH_t4nOiUd5Hz-ZDbsWdWcL7kGKAR0tUhvh4eK2gviHoWN7CckRjDzIYPxf5VCI2L7Zb0YRZTMCbgf_8ZVhqWIDa-suvtSQgd3Iaf4N8Gn_tJlomoKzeLRj5HG2w-KAFg1sMNXsxjzABfqTsQ0LfsufsBPNIPa4akZyerxuBGXdH-GH3s-l1nxrMErR5zlF3vHYDhCKdGp_Kn8B-EB_nonlfaFImPFZ8vcvLDOXFeI0Dz_3XT7IAWJ5XJ6epksEjmXWhzUbvBOFkilwPW1GEvWGsqhZVmF7bLklnNDxwVJF1UQIY2dlm4cq-G_GdXc4S8MRr_YIqCnFiZC49y8mtc") rubicon_cb = Math.random(); rubicon_rurl = document.referrer; if(top.location==document.location){rubicon_rurl = document.location;} rubicon_rurl = escape(rubicon_rurl); window.rubicon_ad = "3162067" + "." + "js"; window.rubicon_creative = "3169883" + "." + "js"; Looking to quickly transform your hair to a festive or formal look for holiday parties? You’re in luck! Marilynne Cosmillo from Cherry Blow Dry Bar joined us to share holiday hair hacks. Here's four of Marilynne's hair hacks: 1. Make a deep side part and accessorize with bejeweled bobby pins. 2. Twist your hair away from your hairline and secure it with a bobby pin. 3. Take the half-up style, braid the ponytail and wrap the finished braid around the base for a top knot look. 4. Loose curls are a classic. The key is not to brush out the curls until the next morning in order to keep them fresh. For more information go to  cherryblowdrybar.com Find the full article and video segment: here function initWindowFocus() {window['window_focus_for_click'] =wfocusnhinit("https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/conversion/?ai\u003dCQuBPVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAP_Jim8U3Oz73Y6gLAjbcBEAEgAGDJrrSN8KSwEIIBF2NhLXB1Yi0xMDM3MzczMjk1MzcxMTEwyAEJ4AIAqAMBqgTmAU_QTi4v5LtBBVG-g0h87dpMK5oaJcEcAJbMMadcUZkVkCg7s15qtDPQmI3-4UohCR-V2xBM6eqEBKNj-lqdTF8yqODTU0Z_TNjasXCrbQSUkjyKZtp85dGkNSZ2rlzZZ3_i8rfEEN3fOAx6_X1oAPeTW_s5sT4jcHfJ4_WPHaWI57e3t-Picidk3XMylP_ywd86YSMkLIIVLlghHfzIk6OkO1_oeiCRijsLjCtisxsbZxyXqs4JELk8TTg7pDimL_EPLJn2asDeKLc2IlGCXqA6O_YJlrIwaNHp3yaz-1cAKz3JGJS04AQBgAbPqMfvmMb2j02gBiGoB6a-G6gH2csbqAfPzBvYBwDSCAUIgGEQAQ\u0026sigh\u003dFSKKoZr9rE8","Vk_sW4PWHNCNMOGluIAJ","CNDz5-yo1N4CFcxADAodqlwB-g");}if (window.wfocusnhinit) {initWindowFocus();} else {window['google_wf_async'] = initWindowFocus;} osdlfm(-1,'','BLsyyVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAPAM7PvdjqAgAAEAE4AcgBCeACAOAEAaAGIdIIBQiAYRAB','',1480116331,true,'ud\u003d1\u0026la\u003d0\u0026alp\u003dai\u0026alh\u003d3062686491\u0026',3,'','//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/activeview?avi\u003dBLsyyVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAPAM7PvdjqAgAAEAE4AcgBCeACAOAEAaAGIdIIBQiAYRAB',''); googqscp.init([[[[null,500,99,2,9,null,null,null,1]]],null,null,null,null,null,null,null,0]); if (window.top && window.top.postMessage) {window.top.postMessage('{"googMsgType":"adpnt"}','*');}

11 things that are ruining your dyed hair

11 things that are ruining your dyed hair Published on thisisinsider.com  on November 13, 2018 (function(){window.viewReq=[];window.vu=function(b){var a=new Image;a.src=b.replace("&","&");viewReq.push(a)};}).call(this); vu("https://securepubads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/adview?ai\u003dCQuBPVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAP_Jim8U3Oz73Y6gLAjbcBEAEgAGDJrrSN8KSwEIIBF2NhLXB1Yi0xMDM3MzczMjk1MzcxMTEwyAEJ4AIAqAMBqgTmAU_QTi4v5LtBBVG-g0h87dpMK5oaJcEcAJbMMadcUZkVkCg7s15qtDPQmI3-4UohCR-V2xBM6eqEBKNj-lqdTF8yqODTU0Z_TNjasXCrbQSUkjyKZtp85dGkNSZ2rlzZZ3_i8rfEEN3fOAx6_X1oAPeTW_s5sT4jcHfJ4_WPHaWI57e3t-Picidk3XMylP_ywd86YSMkLIIVLlghHfzIk6OkO1_oeiCRijsLjCtisxsbZxyXqs4JELk8TTg7pDimL_EPLJn2asDeKLc2IlGCXqA6O_YJlrIwaNHp3yaz-1cAKz3JGJS04AQBgAbPqMfvmMb2j02gBiGoB6a-G6gH2csbqAfPzBvYBwDSCAUIgGEQAQ\u0026sigh\u003dSjGAZiMDJhg\u0026tpd\u003dAGWhJmsjfViFUOFr26hSKMmS_USrlvMLWZY-XADtfkEys4aNtXcc6tMWuPLyadWtV_JyIQx9Av4ckbKfGL8u4PCX_hoxfoCm-8Kf3LfSQllj2AXoKIx2IyZJsEuPna83S1U2d8OOiee8kPWqxnng4geVmuf7lxEJ7sFtofJLVieTP7-oA-lRpm5iyp797x0fO-86Ri5P9MqrIlzANY4S6vFLtbCVl48f6kp-EjzFc2F9b52LNBzuG08GJq7-8D79ug-w96JgCcI48rtIvGrsfHOQtAVg6CUQ3pPw825iqFEaYrUlCgBQywqGqU4dkoSDufZ3rEy9sYWDsE47Zox-I_latLqDIHn9h4Enk_cH4swoSlz4ocU_2rY0qG7plxmWQFM-6SQfXxioEmaaQNVEsXc94pz5yZxxqR9OP3n0V8CIdEe-_YU9-nOmifulKeQe2VYH_t4nOiUd5Hz-ZDbsWdWcL7kGKAR0tUhvh4eK2gviHoWN7CckRjDzIYPxf5VCI2L7Zb0YRZTMCbgf_8ZVhqWIDa-suvtSQgd3Iaf4N8Gn_tJlomoKzeLRj5HG2w-KAFg1sMNXsxjzABfqTsQ0LfsufsBPNIPa4akZyerxuBGXdH-GH3s-l1nxrMErR5zlF3vHYDhCKdGp_Kn8B-EB_nonlfaFImPFZ8vcvLDOXFeI0Dz_3XT7IAWJ5XJ6epksEjmXWhzUbvBOFkilwPW1GEvWGsqhZVmF7bLklnNDxwVJF1UQIY2dlm4cq-G_GdXc4S8MRr_YIqCnFiZC49y8mtc") rubicon_cb = Math.random(); rubicon_rurl = document.referrer; if(top.location==document.location){rubicon_rurl = document.location;} rubicon_rurl = escape(rubicon_rurl); window.rubicon_ad = "3162067" + "." + "js"; window.rubicon_creative = "3169883" + "." + "js"; You're swimming in chlorine. Chlorine can tint your hair. If you're practically a fish out of water, don't be surprised if your hair starts feeling dry and looking green.  "Chlorine can leave mineral deposits that will tint highlights with a cool, green tone, so if you know you're going under, dampen hair with a leave-in spray to serve as a protective barrier," MariLynne Cosmillo of  Cherry Blow Dry Bar  said. "Avoid washing hair every day if your color is a single process or tinted gloss, as it can make the color look faded faster." function initWindowFocus() {window['window_focus_for_click'] =wfocusnhinit("https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/conversion/?ai\u003dCQuBPVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAP_Jim8U3Oz73Y6gLAjbcBEAEgAGDJrrSN8KSwEIIBF2NhLXB1Yi0xMDM3MzczMjk1MzcxMTEwyAEJ4AIAqAMBqgTmAU_QTi4v5LtBBVG-g0h87dpMK5oaJcEcAJbMMadcUZkVkCg7s15qtDPQmI3-4UohCR-V2xBM6eqEBKNj-lqdTF8yqODTU0Z_TNjasXCrbQSUkjyKZtp85dGkNSZ2rlzZZ3_i8rfEEN3fOAx6_X1oAPeTW_s5sT4jcHfJ4_WPHaWI57e3t-Picidk3XMylP_ywd86YSMkLIIVLlghHfzIk6OkO1_oeiCRijsLjCtisxsbZxyXqs4JELk8TTg7pDimL_EPLJn2asDeKLc2IlGCXqA6O_YJlrIwaNHp3yaz-1cAKz3JGJS04AQBgAbPqMfvmMb2j02gBiGoB6a-G6gH2csbqAfPzBvYBwDSCAUIgGEQAQ\u0026sigh\u003dFSKKoZr9rE8","Vk_sW4PWHNCNMOGluIAJ","CNDz5-yo1N4CFcxADAodqlwB-g");}if (window.wfocusnhinit) {initWindowFocus();} else {window['google_wf_async'] = initWindowFocus;} osdlfm(-1,'','BLsyyVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAPAM7PvdjqAgAAEAE4AcgBCeACAOAEAaAGIdIIBQiAYRAB','',1480116331,true,'ud\u003d1\u0026la\u003d0\u0026alp\u003dai\u0026alh\u003d3062686491\u0026',3,'','//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/activeview?avi\u003dBLsyyVk_sW9DwH8yBMaq5hdAPAM7PvdjqAgAAEAE4AcgBCeACAOAEAaAGIdIIBQiAYRAB',''); googqscp.init([[[[null,500,99,2,9,null,null,null,1]]],null,null,null,null,null,null,null,0]); if (window.top && window.top.postMessage) {window.top.postMessage('{"googMsgType":"adpnt"}','*');} Find the full article and all 11 things ruining your dyed hair: here

5 Shampoos That Will Breathe New Life into Dry, Damaged Hair

5 Shampoos That Will Breathe New Life into Dry, Damaged Hair DERMSTORE  article features hair care suggestions and advice from MariLynne Cosmillo, director of education and operations for  Cherry Blow Dry Bar . We all live for those good hair days when getting our mane ready in the morning doesn’t have to feel like we’re fighting a losing battle. But when those days start to become few and far between and you find yourself rocking a frizzy crown and snipping  split ends , then you know your tresses are going through a hair emergency. If you’re wondering how your locks got from bouncy and full of life to dry, dull and damaged, it may be time to re-think your hair-grooming habits and the products that touch your tresses. Starting with your shampoo. How Hair Becomes Dry and Damaged There are several factors that cause hair to become dry and brittle, says licensed cosmetologist and hair stylist  Lexi Shelton . Hormone-related illnesses like  hypothyroidism , in which the thyroid glands don’t produce enough thyroid hormones, can have dry, weak and slow-growing strands as one of its symptoms. Genes also play a role.  Menkes disease  is a rare genetic condition that affects hair health due to the body’s inability to absorb enough copper. However, Shelton says most hair damage is a result of mechanical, chemical and environmental factors: like heat and styling tools, over-brushing, color and chemical treatments and exposure to the elements. “Hair can become dry from either using too much heat or products that strip the hair’s natural moisture. Once it’s dry, it loses elasticity and easily becomes damaged as there is no moisture to protect it,” echoes MariLynne Cosmillo, director of education and operations for  Cherry Blow Dry Bar . And while changing your hair color can score you major points in your hair game, certified hair colorist and salon owner  Chrissy Stone  says at-home coloring and bleaching without following instructions can also hurt your mane’s strength and luster—not to mention “using a box of color that has too much ammonia or getting highlights that are too light,” adds Shelton. Even cleaning your hair,  when done incorrectly , can be a major problem as over-washing can actually strip your hair of its natural oils and cause it to look dull and lifeless. How to Restore Dry and Damaged Hair Restoring dull, dry and brittle hair may sound like a lot of work, but Cosmillo says, “A healthy hair regimen will bring most damaged hair back to life in just a few months and can make hair look and feel smoother.” While booking a professional protein treatment is guaranteed to rejuvenate lifeless locks, you can also give some much-needed nourishment to your hair at home. Swap out your usual shampoo, which may contain harsh chemicals (like sulfates, sodium chloride, formaldehyde and synthetic colors) that can irritate and dry out your scalp and strands, for an ultra-hydrating cleanser instead. Reach for ones that are specially formulated for dry and damaged hair as these are loaded with natural moisture-boosting and hair-strengthening ingredients. “On the ingredients list, look for pure proteins, like keratin and wheat. These strengthen the hair from the inside out and replace the natural proteins lost in the hair strand,” suggests Shelton. For those with curly or textured hair, Shelton says jojoba,  argan  and macadamia oils can help your locks regain its strength, shine and manageability. “All three are lightweight but incredibly nourishing,” she adds. Other ingredients to keep an eye out for include avocado,  coconut  and  olive oils , shea butter, vitamins D and E and  biotin . These natural ingredients are known for their moisturizing and reparative properties that aid in fortifying weak strands along with promoting a healthy scalp. To remedy dry and damaged hair, hydration and protection are key. Below are more tips on how you can restore your hair to its lustrous glory. DO  make protective products a part of your daily regimen, says Cosmillo. Always spray on a heat protectant before using a blow dryer or styling iron. Shelton agrees and adds, “Heat opens up the cuticle of each hair strand, leaving the underlying protein and moisture exposed. If unavoidable, find a heat protectant that protects up to 450 degrees.” DO  treat your hair to a  weekly mask . “Leave it on for five minutes while showering and rinse with cool water to seal in the moisture,” Cosmillo recommends. DO  cut down on shampooing, suggests Shelton. “The oil our scalps produce is designed to keep our hair in optimal health. If you’re shampooing every day, consider cutting back to every other day and  replacing with a dry shampoo ,” she explains. DO  go for regular trimming. “Just a little dusting off of the ends of your hair will keep it from breaking,” says Stone. DON’T  forget your scalp. A  healthy scalp  not only makes sure you don’t add dandruff and itchiness to your hair concerns, it also promotes faster hair growth. The easiest way to keep your scalp in top form is by doing a scalp massage. “Get that blood flow up to those follicles and keep your scalp pliable,” says Stone. Best Shampoos for Dry, Damaged Hair Ready to say goodbye to frizzy, brittle and lackluster tresses? Here are our top picks for best shampoos for dry and damaged hair! 1. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo  This moisturizing shampoo pampers your tresses with its luxurious blend of caviar extract and powerful proprietary ingredients that restore moisture, prevent color from fading and boost protection from everyday damage. In fact, it’s clinically proven to improve shine, texture and manageability after just one use. Don’t believe it? Take it from one Dermstore shopper who says, “Your hair will feel silky and smooth even after the first try.”   2. Briogeo Be Gentle Be Kind Matcha Apple Replenishing Superfood Shampoo  Think of this shampoo as a juice cleanse for your hair. Featuring  matcha , spinach, apple and  vitamin C , it delivers visible vibrancy and shine to dull, dry hair and nourishes the scalp to promote healthier hair growth. According to one Dermstore customer, “This shampoo really brought my hair back to life. I was suffering from frizzy dryness of my fine hair and this has replenished it back to a much better condition.” 3. R+Co ATLANTIS Moisturizing Shampoo  Coarse, curly or color-treated hair is even more prone to dryness and damage. Fortunately, this frizz-fighting shampoo is infused with babassu oil, witch hazel and vegetable proteins to increase moisture and hydration, rosemary to promote scalp health and nettle to condition and protect against fading and discoloration. 4. Leonor Greyl Shampooing Crème Moelle de Bambou Nourishing Shampoo  With its list of ultra-nourishing ingredients (that includes wheat and silk proteins along with collagen), this shampoo hydrates each hair strand from root to tip and prevents breakage while smoothing out frizz and sealing in much-needed moisture. The result? “Full and bouncy [hair] as well as shiny. I have long, fine hair and the moisture has been helpful in making my head even healthier,” raves one Dermstore shopper.     5. DevaCurl Low-Poo  Curly girls, the search for your holy-grail shampoo ends here. With its blend of  castor oil , hops and German chamomile extracts, this mild-lather cleanser clarifies and cleanses thoroughly, maintains bounce and hydrates without weighing hair down. Gentle enough for daily use, one Dermstore customer claims, “This is by far the best shampoo I have ever used. The smell is absolutely amazing, and it leaves my hair clean and reduces frizz.” View the full article here .

Everything You Need to Know About Properly Using a Blow-Dryer

Everything You Need to Know About Properly Using a Blow-Dryer The general consensus is that too much heat on the hair can be damaging, which, in turn, gives the blow-dryer a somewhat bad reputation. However, when used correctly, your strands can actually flourish under the pressure, whether your goal is to style it bone straight or enhance a curl pattern by diffusing. And since the fall season tends to be a time when we turn up the tool usage, now is the time for a refresher on the smartest and safest way to utilize a hair dryer, regardless of your texture. Safe Temps First, all hot air isn’t bad. According to MariLynne Cosmillo, director of education for  Cherry Blow Dry Bar  (one of the fastest-growing blow-dry bar chains with 18 operating salons and 60 more set to open in the coming months), it’s only “too hot” when used incorrectly. “If you’re not using a concentrator nozzle to direct the cuticle to help make the strands smooth, you’ll need to keep going over that same hair multiple times,” she says. The latter is what results in overly dry, staticky hair. So that attachment is definitely necessary. If your goal is a straight look, remember that coarse hair requires more heat to relax the curl pattern, whereas fine hair is the opposite. “A professional will know how to swiftly work through each section of fine hair, but at home, if you have fine and thin hair, a warm setting is a safer bet,” says Cosmillo. How to Do It So if your goal is bone-straight hair, start by applying product to prep the hair and then roughly dry to remove excess moisture for a quicker blow-dry. “Next, sectioning is essential! Your first section should be wherever your biggest challenge is—for example, bangs, or a frizzy hairline. Clip the remaining hair up with a big clip. I recommend always using a round brush instead of a paddle brush to blow-dry with because it doesn’t provide any ‘pull’ for smoothing or offer any shape to the hair. When choosing a brush for your style, remember that the bigger the brush, the straighter the hair,” says Cosmillo. “Focus on one section at a time, folding the hair around the round brush to create tension, and start blow-drying your root area first. Slowly work your way down, mid to ends, and keep rolling the brush at the ends to seal them smooth. Continue this process until the hair is completely dry.” Once you’re done, use the cold air setting and gently cool down your hair all over. According to Cosmillo, this adds shine and helps close the cuticle to prevent frizz or curl from re-forming. On the other hand, if you’ve got curly/wavy hair and want to keep it that way, a diffuser (instead of air-drying) will give the hair more fullness and help balance out the curl for a better finished style. Mind Your Roots One of our biggest blow-dryer fears is going overboard with the heat near our roots and burning the scalp. If you’re hell-bent on ensuring your roots get the same treatment as your ends, the trick is to aim the air outward instead of inward toward your scalp. “Start by wrapping the section of hair around the brush once, and lift the hair up or outward away from your scalp (not down, because heat spreads). Using a blow-dryer with a nozzle attached, direct the air outward toward the brush,” says Cosmillo. “Use a ’scooping’ motion at your root to let the air hit your root and quickly back out. This will make the root smooth, provide volume, and keep you from applying too much heat.” Expert-Approved Options So, now that you know how to properly use your blow-dryer, it’s time to make sure the one you have is quality. Cosmillo says the best options “will have a wattage of at least 1875 for good power; three heat settings including hot, warm and cool; and come with a nozzle attachment.” View the full article, and see the 10 blow-dryer options that hit the mark, including one with a diffuser for curly girls  here  

Express Services - The Look Good, Feel Good Industry

Express Services - The Look Good, Feel Good Industry Blowout bar industry veteran MariLynne Cosmillo from  Cherry Blow Dry Bar’s  styled them all – from Chrissy Teigen over Blake Lively to Kate Upton. Now she shares exclusively some insights on how and why express beauty services are widely demanded and how trying a new tool can really change your entire look! 1) What attracted you to the hair industry?  I owe the start of my career to my childhood friends’ salon-owner parents. My inspiration for getting into this business was watching them work their magic. What’s so great about this industry is how you can work in so many areas of the business from teaching to platform work, product development, management and more. I’ve never settled if I wasn’t growing, so I’ve really enjoyed the adventure of exploring and learning each facet.  2) Who are your celebrity hair icons and why?  Julia Roberts has always been my hair icon—she has such an incredible mane! Flipped, diffused, brushed out romantic waves – she can do no wrong, and her color always looks flawless. I also admire Chrissy Teigen as a hair icon as her looks are always current, relatable and fashionable, and has a great team of stylists showing off her versatility from extensions to top-knots and textured cuts. 3) What changes have you seen in the industry throughout your career?   Ten years ago most of the country had no idea what a blowout was. Now there is a whole industry created around the perfect blowout, resulting in more career opportunities for hair stylists and more business opportunities for entrepreneurs.  Stylists who used to need years of ‘dues’ before being granted their own chair now have the ability to start their careers the moment they graduate, and some even sooner, thanks to the blowout bar industry. Many salon owners nowadays aren’t veteran hair stylists but women who love the service and want to bring it into their communities, which used to be unheard of.  4)    Why do you think the express beauty   service category has really taken off?  Women everywhere are looking for more express services besides just nails today. Why not hair? Why not makeup, extensions, treatments? As a look-good, feel-good industry, we’re all simply figuring out how to offer women what they want at an affordable price point. At Cherry Blow Dry Bar, we believe our membership model gives women that accessibility and convenience. I see this as yet another opportunity for our industry, and I predict we’ll be seeing many more membership offerings over the next few years. 5) Describe the perfect blowout.  Once you know the art and amount of work that goes into shaping the hair properly, there is something very satisfying about those perfectly smooth strands. The perfect blowout is light – it follows the flow of the head, is full of body, touchable and each piece consistent with the next. It could be wavy, bouncy or straight, but it’s meticulously styled to look so naturally flawless. 6) What advice do you give clients who are looking for a change?   Don’t jump to chop it – choose to put the effort into changing how you style it. Try a new tool, like a curling iron or a different sized barrel, change your finishing products, and experiment with some tips from your stylist! 7) What are the top trends you predict for fall?  Although I believe that bouncy, big-barreled curls aren’t going anywhere, I see straighter, smoother looks coming this fall. I believe the side part is making a comeback in a big way to allow more volume on the crown. Lastly, shorter hair! Shoulder-length is trending, and there is no better time than the fall to get rid of those sun-dried ends for a fresh look.   By Alissa Zarrabi View the full article  here .

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