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Vibrate Your Hair to Perfection with the Protégé Vibrating 1.5 Flat Iron

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A lot of you may not believe me when I tell you this, but I’ve been using the same flat iron since college, which was 6 years ago!  It still worked just fine, but I’ll admit that it had gotten a little nasty over the years and it probably wasn’t working as great as it was when I first purchased it.  I was really excited when I received the Protégé Vibrating 1.5 Flat Iron to test out!

My first thought was that I’ve never heard of a vibrating flat iron.  I didn’t know whether to be excited, skeptical, or a combination of both.  I was worried that the vibration might be too strong that it would tickle, or that the sound of the vibration might be noisy and annoying.  Once I turned it on for the first time though, all of my worries went away and I fell in love.  It isn’t noisy, it doesn’t tickle, but what it DOES to is gently shake your hair so that you aren’t flat ironing over kinks and creases.

Here’s a little more about the Protégé Vibrating 1.5 Flat Iron:

Vibrate your hair to perfection! While combing heat and vibration technology this phenomenal flat iron glides over your hair leaving it silky smooth for days. With the oscillating movement kinks and creases are removed while the tourmaline ceramic plates seal in moisture.

Decrease heat damage and add style with:

  • Innovative vibrating technology
  • Extra wide 1.5″ plates
  • Real-time oscillation
  • Ideal for all hair types

After trying this flat iron, I threw away my trusty college flat iron and now exclusively use my Protégé Vibrating 1.5 Flat Iron.  It is amazing, and even though it is smaller than my previous one (I was using a 2″ before), I’m able to straighten my hair in a fraction of the time!  Order one for yourself by clicking here!

How to Get Wavy Hair Like Sabrina Carpenter

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If you’re a fan of Girl Meets World’s Sabrina Carpenter and her gorgeous wavy hair, we have a step-by-step how-to tutorial thanks to Celebrity Hairstylist Laurie Heaps. Follow them to get effortless waves just like Sabrina’s!

1. Rough dry hair for volume at the root.

2. Part hair into 4 sections.

3. Take a 1-1/2 inch piece in horizontal section and spray with White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Thermal Spray. Then, straighten a few inches of hair in a bending motion with a flat iron.

4. Straighten the next few inches of hair bending the flat iron in the opposite direction, continuing this pattern all the way down the hair.

5. Go over the hair with the flat iron tapping gently on areas that have too much wave. Less is more!

6. Finish with a light mist of Redken Wind Blown Hairspray. Laurie used a T3 micro flat iron for this look.

Flat Iron + Styling Brush = the Luma Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush!

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Unless you possess superhero powers that can style your hair into sleek perfection in the blink of an eye, you need to know about the Luma Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush!

The Luma Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush is a new way to straighten your hair in just a fraction of the time by combining the actions of a flat iron and a styling brush.  Instead of using a traditional flat iron that squeezes hair between two flat heating elements to straighten your hair, you simply brush it. Now gorgeous, sleek and smooth hair can be achieved in minutes with just a few strokes from your roots to your tips. If it takes you about 20 minutes to straighten your hair with a flat iron, it’ll take you about two minutes with Luma!

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Designed with a wide, 3D hot ceramic surface and spring-backed, plastic heat-insulated bristles that contour to your head, Luma brush is faster, gentler and more effective on hair. There is no more need to section hair using clips, go over the same part again and again, or burn your scalp in order to get close to the roots.

Luma Brush heats up to a constant temperature of 185/365 F in 60 seconds. Luma Brush is available at www.LumaBrush.com for $59. With Luma Brush, you can make straightening your hair the easiest part of your day.

NEW InStyler MAX 2-Way Rotating Iron is the Ultimate Hair Tool!

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Have you always wanted to have celebrity level hair without hiring a personal hair stylist?  You should try the NEW InStyler MAX 2-Way Rotating Iron!  Women dream of getting the same hair styling results at home as they do at the salon, and now InStyler makes that dream a reality! The InStyler is a rotating hot iron unlike any other styling tool. The patented design of the polishing rotating cylinder combined with bristles that separate your hair allow for lower heat and in turn won’t fry your hair like traditional tools. The InStyler brings your hair back to life with a shiny and polished look that’s easier than ever!

Check out the website and watch the InStyler transformation videos available!

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  • The new InStyler MAX High Performance Model has 48% better results, with a two-way rotating tourmaline ceramic barrel, ionic bristles, and rapid heat up
  • Every InStyler comes with free accessories, including a 3-in-1 styling comb, dual purpose heat-resistant carry bag/counter mat, and thermal shield training aid
  • The InStyler can straighten, curl, smooth, and shine your hair in minutes!
  • Comes in two sizes: 1 1/4 inch barrel and 3/4 inch barrel
  • The InStyler allows you to choose the color in either black, pink or purple

TLC’s Global Beauty Masters Season 2 Premieres March 17, 2016

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BRING ON THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST BEAUTY BATTLE | Love hair, makeup, and nail art?  Love competition?  TLC is bringing all of those elements together in a brand new season of Global Beauty Masters airing on March 17th!

Season two of “Global Beauty Masters” premiering on the TLC Network on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Originally launched in 2014 on Discovery Fit and Health, the intense competition moves to TLC this winter as top hair, makeup and nail stylists from around the world battle for the coveted title of “Global Beauty Masters.”

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The show offers viewers an insider’s perspective on the creative process during Battle Week, where beauty pros work together in teams. Enduring a week of rigorous competition, they must improvise, innovate and impress to reach the ultimate showdown, a Final Battle presented to a live audience. The epic challenges, over-the-top egos and tumultuous teamwork will be judged by world-renowned beauty experts.

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The epic challenges, over-the-top egos and tumultuous teamwork will be judged by world-renowned beauty experts. This year’s panel of professional judges includes Charlie Price of Charlie Price Hair; Eden Sassoon, salon owner and daughter of the legendary beauty icon, Vidal Sassoon; John Hauk, creative director of Entity Beauty; Vicki Starr, founder and CEO of Starr Treatment; and special guest judge John Paul DeJoria, co-founder and chairman of the board of John Paul Mitchell Systems. Among the notable guests and mentors, the show features Angie Everhart, Danielle Orsino, Dwight Eubanks, Jackie Siegel, Katie Meade, Kenny Kahn, Kim Vo, Rafe Hardy, Robert Cromeans, and Tracey Cunningham. The professional competition includes 10 US and 7 international teams, representing Bermuda, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Senegal, and South Africa.

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To encourage the careers of future professionals, “Global Beauty Masters” also presents the extraordinary work of 14 beauty school teams in a student competition hosted by pop musician Manika and model and rapper Don Benjamin. Student teams will be judged by Adamme Sosa of Adamme Artistry; Amy Becker of Masterworks by Amy Becker; J.R. Stewart, senior vice president of content and development at Style TV; and Sam Villa of Sam Villa Hair. The teams will also be monitored by lead mentor Krista White, winner of season 14 of “America’s Next Top Model” and a judge of last year’s professional competition.

 

Proving the international appeal of the beauty industry and its ability to transform lives, “Global Beauty Masters” launchesThursday, March 17, at 6 p.m.

 

Holiday Gift Guide: Colorproof Hair Care

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If you have a friend who loves being adventurous and trying new colors in their hair, give them a gift to help them take care of their hair with these gift ideas from Colorproof!

ColorProof Evolved Color Care Glam Squad ($74; Sold exclusively in salons and spas nationwide) includes CrasySmooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Condition and highlighting WickedGood Weightless Shine Spray for gorgeous gala looks

Get dazzling. This restorative ultra-fine mist weightlessly delivers gloriously youthful shine with maximum color protection. Formulated with a unique blend of Abyssinian and Camellia Oils, this revolutionary reflective spray instantly infuses long-lasting brilliant shine while locking in moisture and color protection for gorgeously healthy, glossy locks. Be brilliant. Shine on!

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ColorProof Evolved Color Care Volume Envy Set ($64; Sold exclusively in salons and spas nationwide) includes SuperPlump Volumizing Shampoo and Condition and showcasing NEW TextureCharge Color Protect Texture + Finishing Spray

This ultimate daily defense against dull, dry color-treated hair deeply and instantly quenches moisture-compromised hair to refuel and strengthen the hair. Containing the proprietary Advanced ColorLast System™ for maximum color and heat protection and a signature aromatherapy essence of goji berry and casaba melon, it weightlessly delivers youthful vitality, while preventing future dehydration and premature aging.

Holiday Gift Guide: Knot Genie’s Magic Hair Band

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Eliminate ponytails that are too tight or too loose with the new Magic Hair Band from Knot Genie!  Any woman who wears a ponytail would LOVE getting this as a gift for Christmas.

The Magic Hair Band comes from the creators of the Knot Genie detangling brush that changed the landscape of hair care. Featured on the “Today Show” and “Good Morning America,” as well as in Parents Magazine, Daily Candy, the Huffington Post and more, the original Knot Genie became a phenomenon when parents discovered this highly effective knot removal brush eliminated daily hair-brushing fights with their kids.

The next step in the Knot Genie’s battle for pain-free, hassle-free hairstyles is the all-important ponytail. The Magic Hair Band tackles the too-tight or too-loose ponytail challenge with a unique design that easily slides into place, creating gentle, crease-free ponytails.

Stylish beads on the end of each Magic Hair Band offer a bit of bling. And, you can twist the elastic around the wrist into a fun fashion statement when not in use.

The magic behind the Magic Hair Band is its unique toggle, which easily adjusts over the hair band securing the ponytail in place.  Simply slip the ponytail through the Magic Hair Band, squeeze the front and back of the toggle together and slide it up until the hair is in the desired ponytail.  And, because the elastic is not overstretched by wrapping fine or thin hair over and over or by forcing thick hair into a too small hair band, the Magic Hair Band doesn’t lose its staying power.

Shop for a Knot Genie Magic Hair Band today!

DESSANGE PARIS – Purifying Clay Collection

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There is something new in haircare from DESSANGE Paris who is taking its distinct approach to scalp care beyond the salon with a unique two-part system to keep your hair looking fabulous: The DESSANGE Paris Purifying Clay Collection. Check it out:

DESSANGE PARIS Purifying Clay Balancing Pre-Shampoo Mask Review

DESSANGE PARIS Purifying Clay Balancing Pre-Shampoo Mask
This first clay-in-mask pre-shampoo regulating treatment specifically targets an oily scalp with a breakthrough skin purifying technology. The 30% mineral green clay concentration works to absorb sebum excess and regulate oil production over time while the professional application brush, allows for even, targeted coverage. The scalp is left deeply purified, helping to drastically reduce excess oil production. Dating back to ancient times, the virtues of clay have been used for centuries in cosmetic and therapeutic remedies to absorb sebum, eliminate toxins and serve as an antiseptic. Use once a week on dry hair, applying it generously to the roots with the application brush. Leave on hair for five to ten minutes and rinse thoroughly.

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The second step to the Purifying Clay system, the pro-vitamin b5 enhanced shampoo helps to minimize oily roots and produce soft, perfectly balanced hair. The pro-vitamin b5 is known for its protective properties of the fiber capillary, helping repair and soften the hair from roots to ends. Your hair and scalp will become rebalanced and with the added benefit of a light cherry, violet, and vanilla scent. After using the pre-shampoo mask, rinse hair with the regulating shampoo to help balance hair.

Both of these products are available exclusively at Target! You can order them online at Target.com or visit Target stores nationwide.

Get Your Hair Summer Ready with John Frieda


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We change our wardrobes as the seasons change. How about your hair? Do you change the way   it looks? The way you care for it?

It’s getting hot out there! Have you been ignoring your hair all winter? It’s time to get your locks summer ready with John Frieda! We have all been there, wanting those luscious beachy waves but a quick trip to the beach is just not an option. Luckily, John Frieda’s new Beach Blonde products have come to the rescue. Want to know the best part? These new products apply to women of all hair color- not just blondes!

To get the full affect of these beachy waves, we love starting the process with the Beach Blonde™Cool Dip™ Shampoo & Beach Blonde™Smooth Seas™ Conditioner because together they nourish and add texture prepping our hairstyle. To achieve our effortlessly undone and carefree beachy style, we finish up with the Beach Blonde™Sea Waves™ Sea Salt Spray. So all of you out there, who want to check out this new product line, just get yourself to Target and you will be looking like a beach babe in no time.

Is YOUR hair summer ready?

 

Hydrate Your Summer Hair with Design Essentials Natural

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As summer gets into full swing and the weather beings to warm, our hair starts bearing the full effects of all that sun. While we might enjoy spending some time in the sun, sometimes our hair just can’t stand the heat. For many of us, the summer heat means dry, dull hair that really needs some moisture!

To come to the rescue with some relief, Design Essentials Natural is helping to quench thirsty hair with their new, all-natural Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Collection. Each product in the collection has a formula that is expertly designed to deliver maximum hydration to the hair using nourishing botanicals and the oils of Coconut & Monoi, a fun and tropical combination perfect for the summer season!

The Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Milk Creme utilizes a nourishing blend of Argan, Olive, and Sunflower oils to deliver intense hydration to your hair. It’s great for finishing styles to minimize frizz and flyaways, and is suitable for all hair textures. Coconut & Monoi Coconut Water Curl Refresher revitalizes curls with our triple hydrating Monoi Moisture Blend. With daily use, minimize your frizz and extend the life of your styles without shampooing. The Design Essentials Deep Moisture Milk Souffle with Sunflower & Shea is a nourishing styler for lightweight, frizz-free hair. It can be used on wet or dry hair, and is ideal for all hair textures! Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Oil Treatment with with Argan & Sunflower Oil is infused with nourishing botanicals and revitalizing antioxidants to instantly start the repair process for damaged hair. Renew strength and elasticity while shielding the hair from the damaging elements! The Coconut & Monoi Intense Shine Oil Mist instantly soothes dry, brittle hair to leave each strand perfectly nourished and conditioned with a luminous shine! Its hydrating and strengthening properties even help to mend split ends!

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 My curly hair has loved starting out the summer using a combination of the Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Milk Creme and the Coconut & Monoi Coconut Water Curl Refresher to revive my summer waves and curls. The Coconut & Monoi Intense Shine Oil Mist also gives my hair a nice finishing touch. Plus, I cannot fail to mention the AMAZING smell. It has a nice, light coconut smell. I look forward to that smell every morning now!

Design Essentials Natural recommends combining these products to shield your hair from the heat and keep it hydrated this summer!  For more information on Design Essentials and their entire line of products, please visit www.designessentials.com.

Do summer extremes dry out YOUR hair?