• Las Vegas

    Surya Brasil Amazonia Preciosa Ucuuba Nourishing Hair Mask

    When you have a passion for switching up your hair color, swimming in the pool and messy buns, your hair goes through a lot!  One quick and fun way to give your hair the love it needs so it looks more like silk and less like straw is to use a hair mask.  Did you know that shampoo and soaps work just as well without foam? They just put it in for psychological reasons we associate foam with clean. Most beauty products create this foam with a chemical called SLS. I am so happy to see on the Surya website that their products are all SLS free!  Say yes to happy hair and luminous skin 🙂

    Wavy hair lace wigs

    Yay to great hair or wigs and nay to fake foam!  Why do organic products matter? You are not eating this. But actually you ARE eating it, your skin is the largest organ in your body and what you put on your skin does get ‘EATEN’ and absorbed into your body! Think about that!

    This 100% vegan, natural and organic conditioner certified by EcoCert®, strengthens and reconstructs hair from the roots to the ends. Rich in Vitamins E, B1, B3, B6, Omega-3, copper and zinc. Rich Brazilian nut oils will instantly smooth and fortify each and every strand. Ideal when used with Amazonia Preciosa Brazil Nut Shampoo and Conditioner.

    Never tested on animals, Surya Brasil products do NOT contain sodium laureth sulfate, parabens, artificial coloring, artificial fragrance, solvents, mineral oil or GMO’s. All have been hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested.

    Size 4.23 ounces (120g)

    Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Orbignya Oleifera (Babaçu) Seed Oil*, Dehydroacetic Acid and Benzyl Alcohol, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Seed Butter*, Dipterix Odorata (Cumaru) Extract, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Aniba Canelilla (Preciosa) Essential Oil, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil*.

    *Ingredient proceeding from Organic Farming.

    98.5% of the total of ingredients are of natural origin.
    22.8% of the total of ingredients proceed from Organic Farming.

  • Las Vegas

    Make Your Hair Shine with got2b

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    leave-in conditioner LUSTRE LOTION

    Don’t cheat your hair – give it the royal treatment with göt2b smooth operator leave-in conditioner LUSTRE LOTION. This decadent lotion infused with luxurious cashmere smoothes, de-frizzes, sleekens and imparts an amazing weightless luster and softness. Moisturizes and conditions hair, while giving hair a luzurios feeling of repaired, healthy hair.

    b charming: Pump into hand and distribute evenly through towel-dried hair and style away.

    There are so many hair products out there, especially when you go to the store it can be really overwhelming to see a whole wall of products. got2b jumps out easily because of the funky cool packaging first of all!  With this professional grade product and awesome drug store prices, the smooth operator line is a must have. Since my move this fall out to the West Coast, I have been looking for new products to adjust my routine. Hard water here and dry weather can really mess up your hair.

    I tried this these products and love them. Can’t wait to try out the rest of the line!

    got2b smooth operator lustre lotion

    Provides invisible smoothing for a luxurious, irresistible style. This must-have protects, smoothes, and styles without weighing hair down.  Shape hair, control flyaways, and shield against heat styling and harmful UV rays. 

    $5.99; mass retailers nationwide 

    got2b glossy anti-frizz shine serum

    Add brilliant shine and beat the frizz. Loaded with conditioning agents and alcohol free, the serum will control flyaways and give hair a luxurious shine.  Perfect for color treated hair, it is also formulated with UV absorbers.  Glossy is sure to give normal, dry, coarse, or even chemically treated hair a high gloss, super sheen.

    $5.99; mass retailers nationwide 

    got2b kinkier gloss ‘n define curling wigs spray gel

    A turbo-curl-charged, salon-inspired formula with mineral salt to boost curls and nectar oil to glossify. Give curls ultimate, high-speed definition and bounce.

    $5.99; mass retailers nationwide

    got2b kinkier gloss ‘n define curling mousse  

    Double-curling power with glossifying nectar oil and curl boosting mineral salt. This luxe, salon-inspired formula defines curls with long-lasting yet weightless hold for irresistibly touchable, curvaceous styles.

    $5.99; mass retailers nationwide

  • New York

    Eco-Friendly Earth Day Essentials from @Pureology

    Keep the earth as fresh as your hairstyle with Pureology’s 

    sustainable systems and stylers 


    Did you know that we use between 50 and 70 gallons of water for every 10-minute shower? From dry shampoos that save water to biodegradable bottles, Pureology has a variety of amazing hair products to help you minimize your impact on the environment without sacrificing your haircolor or style.

    We’ve put together a list of Pureology’s most eco-friendly products to help you celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and to help make your everyday beauty regimen a little more “green.”


    1. Skip the morning shampoo and save water by using Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo to weightlessly cleanse and refresh hair.

    2. After your dry shampoo, use Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Condition to lightly restore softness, shine and condition.

    3. Cut back on the plastic packaging from using multiple hair products and use Pureology Colour Fanatic, a multi-tasking hair treatment spray that provides 21 essential benefits all in one bottle!

    4. Minimize your environmental impact by using Pureology Precious Oil Versatile Caring Oil, the first beauty product ever to be Green Seal certified and contains 100% biodegradable ingredients.

    5. Create natural, fresh-from-the-beach waves with Pureology Highlight Stylist Sea-Kissed Texturizer Salt-Free Tousle Mist. Naturally derived, food grade red algae provides lightweight texture without dulling, mattifying or weighing hair down.

    6. Go vegan! The Pureology Colour Stylist collection features styling products that are suitable for every hair type. 100% Vegan formulas with Lipid Extracts of coriander, camelina and olive oil boost shine and softness, for radiant colour and stunning style.


    About Pureology Serious Colour Care

    All Pureology formulas offer an industry first: Longer Lasting Hair Colour – GUARANTEED!®  For more information visit www.pureology.com and like Pureology on Facebook.  Please note, Pureology products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon.  We request that you do not credit drugstores, “beauty websites” or other unauthorized retailers.

  • New York

    @DarkandLovely Giveaway

    Dark and Lovely recently launched their Au Naturale anti-breakage line at No 8 in Chelsea.  The recipe for the entire line is designed for longer, thriving hair. It is made with Guarana Root and Honey. For any Dry and Damaged hair, this is your perfect remedy!  With food and drink specially designed by Chef Roble, we all went home with products to try and a pair of Cognac glasses and a fab recipe.

    Here is the recipe below:

    Hey Honey (Cocktail)

    1 oz cognac, 2oz pineapple juice, 1 1/2 tsp honey, 1 1/2 tbsp ginger simple syrup, 1/2 tbsp simple syrup and 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice. Mix and garnish with pomegranate seeds!

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    Really fun wall of photos!

    IMG_5998To win the whole Dark and Lovely new Au Naturale Collection

    1. Like Dark and Lovely on Facebook


    2. Tweet @Heydoyou and @Darkandlovely “Hey Honey, I was amazing hair”

    Good luck!

  • New York

    @NexxusHair Youth Renewal

    Nexuss has a new line called Youth Renewal™, its first anti-aging hair care line!  Want the hair you had when you were a baby?

    Like before you bleached, dyed, permed, straightened and tortured it  with all your experimentation?



    Keep your hair youthful!

    You might not be able to turn back time but there are now products that are anti aging and it fights eight visible signs of aging hair including:

    1.      Volume Loss

    2.       Breakage

    3.       Less shine

    4.       Roughness

     5.       Dryness

    6.       Brittleness

    7.       Unruliness

    8.       Loss of color vibrancy

    The full Youth Renewal Product Collection includes:

    • ·         Nexxus® Youth Renewal™ Rejuvenating Shampoo, $14.99
    • ·         Nexxus® Youth Renewal™ Rejuvenating Conditioner, $19.99
    • ·         Nexxus® Youth Renewal™ Rejuvenating Elixir, $17.99
    • ·         Nexxus® Youth Renewal™ Rejuvenating Dry Shampoo, $17.99
    • ·         Nexxus® Youth Renewal™ Plump & Lift Blow Dry Spray, $17.99 image001
  • New York

    Holiday Hair with @leestaffordhair



    The Wavy Baby

    “For the past 10 years, the hair vibe has been all about a sleek, straight look,” says Lee.  “Girls are done with that now because it’s too much work.  Wavy, tussled hair is so versatile because with just a touch of heat and a little bit of product, you can pull off a textured hair style with either curly or straight hair.”

    1.      To achieve this look, section off hair, spraying each section with Lee’s Flat Iron Protection Spray before you wrap each section around a hair wand or curling iron one by one.

    2.      Wrap the ends of the sectioned hair around the roller taking care not to buckle the hair. Then wind the roller down firmly towards the scalp. Keep winding until the roller sits on the roots of the hair.

    3.      Continue around the whole head always taking the same width of hair. Leave the finished set to dry naturally (roughly 20-30minutes) or dry with a diffuser attachment on your hairdryer to speed up the process. Remove each roller and brush through the hair following the direction of the set.

    4.      Now that you’ve done all that work, don’t let it go to waste. Finish with Lee’s Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray for a more lived in look or if you want a stronger hold on your style, polish off with his Hold Tight Firm Hold Hair Spray.


    The Big Bang

    If you don’t already have thick straight hair, this look is a little harder to recreate, but not impossible.  Another good alternative are side swept bangs which work on almost every face shape and with every haircut. “Bangs have been seen on nearly every celebrity this year and are still on trend for 2013. Lee’s Hold Tight Firm Hold Hairspray is the perfect product for either look because unlike other hairsprays on the market that leave hair with a crunchy, crispy look and feel, Lee’s hairspray is specifically designed to leave hair feeling as good as it looks, while giving hold to all styles without the stiffness hairspray is known for.


    • ·         For the Big Bang:

    1.      Begin with wet hair and apply a walnut size amount of the Lee Stafford Double Blow Mousse ($7.99).

    2.      Aim a hairdryer with a diffuser (to combat frizz) down the hair shaft. While blowing out bangs, try not to move the hair too much, as this will create body.

    3.      If you want a slight side flick, use a round brush and roll into the hair going backwards. Put the heat of the dryer on it then let the round brush cool down a little before you take it out.

    • ·         For a Side Swept Bang:

    1.      Follow step one in the Big Bang.

    2.      Use a round brush to roll the hair up, and blow dry hair on the side where you want the bangs to sit.

    3.      As you blow dry your hair, be sure to point your hair dryer down at your bangs, holding the dryer directly above the brush. When the hair is dried, lightly spray with some hairspray to hold it in place or secure in place with a cute clip.


    ** Lee’s Stylist Secrets:

    • ·         “I always say ‘leave it up to a professional to cut your fringe!’ It’s not as simple as just chopping off your hair with a pair of scissors. You want bangs to suit both your hair texture and face shape as well, but if you’re really desperate to trim your bangs, it’s important to know that you must cut slowly and UPWARDS into your bangs. Simply cutting across your forehead will give you a fringe line that’s too blunt and difficult to correct professionally later on!
    • ·         The right bangs can soften and balance your features. Lee’s general rule for fringe is strong, square bangs better suits a narrow face because it opens up the face and narrows down the forehead. With big eyes, you can pull off a great “coy” look, peeking out from beneath. Asymmetric or side sweeping bangs are the most flatting for a rounder shaped face; however, be careful if you have a low hairline or a small, round face – as it can become disproportionate and drown your features.


    (Please note: all of the products listed above are available at ULTA stores nationwide or online at ULTA.com.)