• New York

    How to Tame Summer Frizz

    What’s in the forecast for this summer? Rain Rain Rain. Invest now in cute jellies, rain boots and small umbrella.  Wear your hair in braids, buns or FIGHT the FRIZZ!!


    With warmer temperatures right around the corner, Kattia Solano (owner of renowned Butterfly Studio Salon in NYC) is sharing her best tips for combatting humidity, frizz and sun damage which can wreak havoc on your hair.

    • With over 20 years of experience, Kattia is one of the hottest celebrity hairstylists in NYC and a Fashion Week favorite, creating runway looks for iconic designers including Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, and Carolina Herrera. 


    Taming Your Mane: Fighting Frizz from the Inside Out

    –         Unfortunately, heat from some of our best styling tools can cause the worst damage over time and this combined with the sun’s heat can really take a toll on tresses.  Kattia suggests stepping back from tools and improving the overall texture of hair first.

    –         Her new favorite solution — Cezanne Perfect Finish, a 100% formaldehyde-free keratin smoothing treatment that infuses and locks key ingredients (e.g., sericin, a silk protein) into the inner hair shaft, thereby replacing lost and damaged protein mass and leaving hair stronger and impervious to frizz.

    o   Unlike other treatments, the Cezanne system softens curls without breaking chemical bonds, giving it enough body to be styled curly OR straight, with less time and effort.

    –         Another great product, particularly for fine hair is Shu Uemura’s Satin Design White Tea Polishing Milk, which adds weightless moisture to hair while counteracting humidity and frizz.


    Sun Protection Isn’t Just for Your Face

    –         Sun can be incredibly damaging to your hair because it breaks down keratin, stripping away moisture and leaving hair more brittle and susceptible to breakage.

    –         Come summertime, don’t leave the house without applying a finishing product that contains sunscreen or UVA/UVB protection filters; reapply throughout the day, as often as you would apply sunscreen to your skin.

    –         Protect hair/color (and your face) with a hat or a lightweight scarf.  For long hair, consider a leave-in conditioner (such as Cezanne’s Leave-in Crème Conditioner) and pulling it back into a chic braid to limit sun exposure.

     Restoring Moisture from Root to Tip

    –         Deep condition the hair with a nourishing mask for about 5 minutes, 2-3 times a week or you could leave on overnight if you need deeper conditioning.  If you don’t have a mask and want to go DIY, I personally recommend using coconut oil, which is incredibly moisturizing and smells amazing.
    –         If you are experiencing split ends, before leaving the shower, keep a small amount of conditioner on hair ends and wrap a towel around. Leave it on untouched to soak for about 10-15 minutes to absorb as much moisture as possible.


    Horrendous Humidity: Updos to Beat the Heat

    –         If all else fails, work with the texture instead of against it.  Try a twisted updo that embraces some of the frizz.  Spritz hair very generously with a beach or texture spray, such as Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, to rough up the cuticle and create gritty texture that you can twist into a simple chignon with staying power.  For a romantic look; see Kattia’s demo video here.

  • New York

    Tame that Frizz with @Trissola

    I am a big fan of before and after photos just for the pure shock factor! Some changes are not noticeable or dramatic unless the pictures are put side by side so check out tthe Trissola Facebook page.

    Before: frizzy, and unmanageable, could not blow dry it out with out it breaking.

    After: For being a temporary, demi color Solo created incredible shine!

    This week, I had a chance to meet the founders of Trissola at the Sak’s Fifth Avenue salon and see how this new product is changing lives of women and men worldwide.  Trissola is not a blow out and it is not a straightener.  It is a system that you can use to restore shine and close cuticles (eliminate frizz) and make your hair more ‘tame’.

    The process takes around 2 hours and stays for 90 days. I think this is just perfect for someone who has unruly hair, over colored hair and someone who wants that oomph!


    The delicious lunch from the awesome Trissola team – thank you!


    The at home ‘taming’ system from Trissola


    This demo model had wavy hair before that was lack luster. Now look at shiny it is!


    I tried the at home shampoo and conditioner that is suppose to further enhance your hair’s tameness after your treatment.  They smell SO GOOD!! The leave-in conditioner smells like fresh baked cookies.  I didn’t get the treatment yet and my hair isn’t that unruly so…

    What do you think?

    Before – FRIZZ CITY


    Smooth la la!


    Shiny and no frizz!

    Find out more on www.trissola.com

  • New York,  WorldWide

    Lazy Hair Gal Meets @JohnFriedaUS — Mind Blown!

    Trust me when I say I hate to style my hair. I’m happy to wake up and leave the apartment without so much as a quick comb through my locks (terrible, I know). But John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair has changed everything about my morning routine. And I want to share it with you pretty peeps!

    John Frieda

    Due for a hairdryer upgrade? I know I was. The Salon Shine Dryer is more than just another hair dryer though—this little beauty packs 1875 watts of power into a compact design and is kind to your hair by giving you more shine and less fJohn Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Salon Shine Dryerrizz. Less frizz, more shine? Now you’re talking.John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Paddle Brush

    Another thing I’m loving is the John Frieda Paddle Brush. I admit to not being a fan of early morning hair combing but this hairbrush is nothing like the previous ones I’ve owned. This brush is actually made with shine-enhancing silicone bristles and natural IONS to smooth fly-aways (fly-away hair? Been there too many times!).

    And the piece de resistance? The Satin Finish Flat Iron. Seriously, guys, if there’s only one hair styling tool you buy this year, it’s gotta be this one. It heats up in just 15 seconds and it protects hair from heat damage with titanium-coated plates. I straightened my hair—from root to end—in less than 10 minutes. TEN MINUTES! For a lazy hair person, this was magic.

    All three are back-to-school must-haves. Rushing-before-work must-haves. And I-can’t-be-bothered-it’s-the-weekend must-haves. Hair styling has never been more effortless!

    John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Satin Finish Flat Iron

    John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Salon Shine Dryer ($39.99)

    John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Satin Finish Flat Iron ($54.99)

    John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Paddle Brush Sleek Finish ($12.99)

  • WorldWide

    Fight Off Frizzy Hair @nexxushair

    I’ve never tried Nexxus hair products before so I was super excited when I received my Frizz Defy Shampoo and Conditioner.

    The shampoo and conditioner will control frizz all day and give you the smooth hair you have hidden underneath. It will also help your hair if you use heat styling products.

    Frizz Defy Shampoo

    These smell great, with Moroccan Argan Oil and Coconut Extract. The conditioner really leaves my hair feeling moisturized. These two will also help with humid days and if your hair is feeling a little dry like mine does sometimes. I also really like the Argan Oil in the products. As for the shampoo, it works nicely with my thick, long hair. My hair feels healthy, manageable and ready to take on the day! I can’t wait to continue to use these during the winter months…

    Frizz Defy Conditioner

    Thank you, Nexxus for making my hair smooth and giving me control of my frizzy hair!

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