• New York,  WorldWide

    A teaching tool for kids to learn about the circle and celebration of life…

    Parents experience endless milestones with their children. Some magical and heartwarming, some awful and unavoidable. Teaching young children about death, family member or pet, tops the terrible list, but there are tools and attitudes moms and dads can arm themselves with, that can ease the conversation for all.
    Paw Pods is on a mission to make pet loss beautiful, easily understood, environmentally safe and as dignified as possible.
    Fish tend to be the “starter pets” for kids. However, that doesn’t diminish the important lessons of responsibility and compassion that are instilled from pet ownership. With a short life span, it’s inevitable that young ones will see that first pet pass away. The first instinct is to flush it down the toilet, which is wrong and harmful for several reasons:  
    • This creates infestations in storm drains, ponds and rivers that kill the ecosystem, creates a competitor and predator to local fish and affect the growth of native plants. Not only is it illegal and unfair to your pet, but the goldfish harm the natural environment as they can grow to the size of dinner plates. 

    Paw Pods Fish Pods can help young ones avoid the trauma of seeing a pet flushed down the toilet. This also may serve as an important teaching tool for parents, death can be very difficult to explain, let alone comprehend for children, make them a part of the process.

    Creativity helps the healing process. You and your little one can decorate the pods with your pet’s name and pictures to allow children to be involved in creating a pet memorial and leave their sadness behind.
    While it’s impossible to shelter your children from the loss of a pet, you can help them cope.
    Learn why parents are looking to Paw Pods:
    • 100% Biodegradable & no artificial colors
    • Made with sustainable bamboo and rice husk, designed to degrade within 3-5 years of being introduced intro environment
    • Prices range from $9.99-149.99–a fraction of the price of a traditional pet casket
     The ultimate teaching tool that shows kids the value of a life, while also comforting them at the time of loss, say goodbye to your pet the healthy, sensible way with Paw Pods.
  • New York,  WorldWide

    GET THE LOOK for your holiday parties: Julia Louis-Dreyfus by David Gardner for ColorProof

    Last month at the 73rd Annual Golden Globes- award nominee Julia Louis-Dreyfus dazzled the red carpet with her gorgeous “Model Off Duty” inspired hair by celebrity stylist David Gardner and ColorProof—the only professional, luxury hair care line designed exclusively for color treated hair. See below for David’s inspiration, step by step tips and information on the products used to create Julia’s Golden Globe look.

    The Look: “Model Off Duty”

    The Inspiration: “How a model looks in the street, effortless and gorgeous, usually as they were shooting the day before, we love day after hair.”- David Gardner

    The Step By Step: Julia Louis Dreyfus

     ONE: Start off with a clean canvas by using a shampoo specific to your hair type. For Julia, I used the ColorProof Crazy Smooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo. Apply to the root area, massage gently and then let the water simply rinse it away with minimal rubbing. Those with an oily scalp should skip the massage altogether as it can stimulate the oil glands and weigh down your look. Julia, like most women, has different types of waves- some curlier, some straighter. This product will even out the texture beautifully and calm any fly-a-ways in advance.

    TWO: Next, I added a little ColorProof Crazy Smooth Anti-Frizz Conditioner to the mid lengths and ends. If you have a full head of bleach, by all means condition all over.  Julia has very healthy hair, only one process, so only using conditioner where it’s necessary will help maintain the volume we want to achieve.

    THREE: Next, towel dry gently and apply an egg sized amount of the ColorProof LifIt Color Protect Foam Mousse. Use a wide tooth comb to apply evenly throughout, and add more where you want the most volume. I gave Julia a little extra on top, not so much on the sides.

    FOUR: Styling soaking wet hair is not only damaging, but a total waste of time. You should gently blow the hair on low until it’s damp and cold. Styling should only happen when your hair is taken from damp, to bone dry.

    FIVE: Once the hair is almost dry, lay out a medium round brush, a few Velcro rollers, ColorProof TextureCharge Color Protect Texture + Finishing Spray and blow dryer on a non-slip towel. Take the whole front section of the hair (about 2 inches from the front) straight back, and lightly brush through with the round brush. Spray the TextureCharge spray all the way from root to ends and then wrap that section around the brush, getting good tension at the roots up and away from the scalp. Hold tight and pick up the dryer and slowly blow the rolled section on low warm heat. When it gets hot, put the dryer down and brush out. You may need to roll and unroll a few times, but remember, this will stay all night long. It’s worth it and you’ll get quicker and quicker.

    SIX: Once the hair is dry and hot, go back through the hair by taking 1 inch sections with a 1 inch curling iron. For Julia’s corkscrew look, leave the end of the hair out for a youthful looking bend to the shaft.  During this part you should also leave in two Velcro rollers on top to really set the volume.

    SEVEN: The final step is to set your hair with a mist of ColorProof HumidityRx Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray (as we all know, LA humidity can wreak havoc on the hair!). Once the hair has cooled, take out the rollers and use the comb to loosen as desired. Natural touch ability + hold is the goal for this look. This David Gardner setting method will have you bouncing all night.

    The Products:

    CrazySmooth® Anti-Frizz Shampoo ($39)

    Where to buy: Sold exclusively in salons and spas nationwide

    Prepare yourself to be amazed. Breakthrough smoothing, de-frizzing technology, featuring a proprietary blend of exclusive oils including Camellia Oil from Japan and Abyssinian Oil from Africa, with seaweed and shea butter, instantly eliminates unruly frizz and infuses hair with extreme smoothness, shine and super healthy condition without weighing hair down. This 100% vegan formula gently cleanses, rinsing clean for long lasting, brilliant color without the use of harsh sulfates, salts or gluten.

    • Moisturizes and detangles while cleansing
    • Eliminates frizz while infusing unsurpassed smoothness, softness and shine into hair
    • Unsurpassed color and heat protection
    • Perfect for daily use

    CrazySmooth® Anti-Frizz Condition ($39)

    Where to buy: Sold exclusively in salons and spas nationwide

    Experience vibrant, glossy, smooth-as-silk results while nourishing and detangling. Next generation smoothing technology featuring a proprietary blend of exclusive oils including Camellia Oil from Japan and Abyssinian Oil from Africa, with seaweed and shea butter, instantly softens, smoothes and defrizzes hair while returning it to its healthiest condition ever. This 100% vegan formula nourishes, tames and defies with color and heat protection without the use of sulfates, salts or gluten. Drive your hair crazy smooth.

    • Eliminates frizz while infusing unsurpassed smoothness, softness and shine into hair
    • Nourishes and replenishes dry hair
    • Restores luster and vitality
    • Detangles and leaves hair smooth as silk
    • Unsurpassed color and heat protection
    • Perfect for daily use

    LiftIt® Color Protect Foam Mousse ($26)

    Where to buy: Sold exclusively in salons and spas nationwide

    This weightless, whipped volumizing mousse with revolutionary resin technology and Pro Vitamin B5 Panthenol infuses clean lift, lasting body and dazzling shine to hair while the Advanced ColorLast Systemtm provides unsurpassed color and heat protection. Who says you can’t have it all!

    • Weightless, whipped formula for easy application and a no-product feel
    • Provides clean lift with all-day body and shine
    • Pumps in fullness with amazing sheen
    • Never sticky or tacky
    • Unsurpassed color and heat protection

    TextureChargetm Color Protect Texture + Finishing Spray ($32)

    Where to buy: Sold exclusively in salons and spas nationwide

    Bedhead, bombshell or beachy? Take charge of your texture. Get instant, weightless, cool girl texture on freshly washed or second day hair. This super-clean-feeling formula absorbs excess oil while creating a charge that repels fibers away from one another infusing buildable texture, instant volume and subtle definition. Delivers maximum color and heat protection, plus it’s revivable. Spray more for effortlessly recharged, sexy, tousled, texture day 2, 3, or 4!

    • Proprietary blend of polymers, starch and silica absorb excess oils while creating a charge repelling fibers away from one another to build texture and volume
    • Organic ginseng, white nettle and psyllium seed naturally thicken and boost body
    • Hawaiian kukui nut oil, rich in essential fatty acids, nourishes and revitalizes
    • Revives second day style and provides sultry, undone texture
    • Delivers unsurpassed color and heat protection

    HumidityRx® Anti-Frizz Weatherproof Spray ($29)

    Where to buy: Sold exclusively in salons and spas nationwide

    Never fall flat or frizz up again. Weatherproof your hair. This weightless frizz-fighting, fine mist spray repels moisture and locks out humidity while maintaining your style all day long even in the most humid climates. Revolutionary water repelling polymers envelop hair for the ultimate in frizz control. Advanced ColorLast Systemtm provides unsurpassed color and heat protection. Weather or not, brave the elements with confidence.

    • Keeps hair from drooping and falling while eliminating frizz
    • Invisible, weightless, fine mist spray repels moisture and locks out humidity
    • Provides an ultra-dry finish with zero hold
    • Your final step for before walking out the door for unsurpassed style and color protection

    Here, I also have some holiday gift kits recommendations! For your loved one or for yourself.

    ColorProof Shiny & Bright SuperRich Holiday Kit ($68.00, ColorProof.com)

    Designed for fine to medium color treated hair in need of hydration, our moisture system features a proprietary blend and certified botanicals to infuse lightweight, luxurious moisture, strength and unsurpassed color protection. Hair is left nourished and vibrant with incredible shine.

    ColorProof Shiny & Bright SuperPlump Holiday Kit ($68.00, ColorProof.com)

    Designed for color treated hair in need of body and fullness, our proprietary blend of revolutionary volumizing polymers and Pro Vitamin B5 Panthenol deliver optimum fullness and weightless body — boosts volume while prolonging color life. 

    ColorProof Shiny & Bright CrazySmooth Holiday Kit ($78.00, ColorProof.com)

    Our revolutionary CrazySmooth® system features our proprietary blend of rare essential oils including Camellia and Abyssinian, as well as seaweed and shea butter, to instantly eliminate unruly frizz, repair and infuse with extreme smoothness, shine and super healthy youthful condition.