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Are you bored with same old hairstyle day in and day out? Mix it up with this cute bow hairstyle that can be worn for any occasion! It’s super easy and certifiably adorable. All you need to achieve it is Tony Odisho’s Flexible Hold Hairspray and Infrared Curling Iron . Read on to see how!
First, brush out the hair completely. Then pull back two pieces of hair and tie them together with a rubber band.
Tease the half ponytail with a rat tail comb to add some volume.
Pin it (as well as any stray hairs) into place with bobby pins.
Pull on the loops to make the bow a little bigger/fuller.
Use the infrared curling iron to loosely curl the remaining hair.
And that’s it! You have a cute, unique hairstyle that can be worn casually or to a special event.
And that’s it! You have a cute, unique hairstyle that can be worn casually or to a special event.
I am so excited whenever I discover another amazing hair care company that specializes in making my hair beautiful, and yes, SEXY. My hair is one of my main focuses of beauty. If my hair does not look good, then I will not even leave the house. That sounds so shallow, but it is so true!
PK by Pearson Knight is Pearson Knight is an independent, free-spirited hair stylist + style maker who has created beauty products that reflect his passion for high-fashion and fierce love for effortless, natural + raw beauty.
That sounds like just the kind of hair styling products that I seek! Products that make me look effortless and natural, so I knew that PK by Pearson Knight products would be right up my alley.
Beach Grit Volume and Texture Spray
Sexy, effortless, casual style that is always a good look on any day. Mist on damp or dry hair from root to tip for easy, undone texture and enhanced natural waves. Or, just hit the roots for extra volume.
I am in love with Beach Grit! First of all, it smells heavenly! I apply it to my hair when it is dry, and spray it all over, and then I start scrunching it. This adds delightful beachy, wavy texture and shine. I love it!
For effortless texture and hold, apply into palms, then work through damp or dry hair to define and shape as desired.
I always enjoy a texturizing product in my hair styling routine because I like to tame the baby hairs closest to my face. I also use the mud to 'flare out' and add volume to my bangs and my sides. (This is similar to how I styled my hair in the 80's.) This product gives my hair amazing, yet flexible hold without any flakiness.
I can count on PK products to ensure that I never have another 'bad hair day.' Another plus is that my hair is done in minutes, and I am always thrilled with the results!
For more information on PK by Pearson Knight, go to: https://www.pearsonknight.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
With the spring season right around the corner, there will be trips to plan! There are festivals to attend! I know that Coachella is one of those popular springtime fests! Check out the below Coachella essentials from Sun Bum, Streekers, DDF Skincare and Smashbox.
Yeah, we like to look good, but we really don't like spending too much time worrying about it. So we made Texturizing Sonny's Original Surf Paste, which gives our mops a soft, matte finish for a casual look & feel we like. Do less, live more.
Or try a different look every day with Streekers temporary hair color!
A revolution in temporary hair color,Streekers instantly delivers bold, candy-colored highlights without any fuss or muss. Unlike mascaras or gel-based colors that only coat the surface, Streekers actually bonds to the hair and won’t flake off when brushed. Streekers is true temporary color that washes out when you want it out.
Don’t skimp on your skincare just because you are traveling! Try DDF Skincare’s Youthful Tranquility kit to keep your skin ready for whatever happens next!
Ideal for Sensitive Skin Types, these gentle yet effective formulas are perfect for those who experience rashes, irritation or any type of redness from using anti-aging skincare products. This set includes our Nourishing Eye Cream, Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew and Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel.
Take time to relax after all of the craziness with Smashbox Cosmetics Primer Water.
Set and refresh your makeup and your mood in seconds with new limited edition Photo Finish Primer Water: a 3-in-1 face essential, this hydrating primer preps, sets and refreshes, awakening skin and leaving it glowing and radiant for hours, while unleashing a balancing blend of soothing scents to relax the mind.
Each face mist was co-created with YouTuber and makeup artist Nicol Concilio and is infused with electrolytes to improve makeup application, skin’s hydration and natural radiance. Available in three different limited-edition revitalizing scents formulated to boost your makeup and enhance your aura.
I cannot believe that the holidays are already upon us! This holiday season, Tony Odisho brushes, shampoos and conditioners are the perfect stocking stuffers for your loved ones. With an affordable price point and high-quality product developed by the man behind the chair, Tony Odisho, these products below make the ideal gifts for this holiday season.
Small/ Medium/Large Round Copper Brush
Get your style on with this Round Copper Brush line. Inspired by the timeless beauty and elegance of French copper cookware, we are proud to introduce the newest addition to the Ostia Collection, our Round Copper Brush this brush is the ideal styling tool! Available in three sizes, the pPure copper core retains and distributes heat evenly for a smoother and healthier finish to your style. The extra-long bristles and boar strip work together to create the perfect tension for styling, while the seamless handle guarantees a snag-free blowout every time! Tourmaline bristles withstand heat and prolong the life expectancy of the brush. You will love the results when you use the Ostia Collection Round Copper Brush line line! Available in 3 sizes. to get your style on!
- Looks chic and elegant
- Inspired by French Copper Cookware
- Copper core distributes heat evenly- leaving hair healthy and smooth
- Extra-long bristles and boar strip work together to create the perfect tension
- Tourmaline bristles withstand heat and prolong the life expectancy of the brush
- Seamless, snag-free handle
Small/ Medium/Large Paddle Brush
- High quality mixed bristle brush
- Creates a silky, smooth style
- Bristles are strong enough to detangle extensions and natural hair, but gentle enough to smooth through keratin protein bonds
The perfect blend of boar and nylon bristles makes this brush strong enough to detangle extensions and natural hair, but gentle enough to smooth through keratin protein bonds. Great for all hair types. I love this brush! It is perfect for brushing through after I apply my leave-in conditioner. It helps to evenly distribute it so that my hair can achieve a uniform application.
Gentle Moisture Shampoo 8oz
- Ideal for natural hair and hair extensions
- Sulfate, paraben, and sodium chloride free
- Color- safe formula
- Cleanses and stimulates hair and scalp
- Improves hair elasticity and shine
- Improves hair and adds shine, cleanses and stimulates hair/scalp
Eleven distinct botanical extracts impart vital moisture while delicately restructuring hair for a clean, manageable finish. The rich, color-safe formula is sulfate, paraben and sodium chloride free. Ideal for both hair extensions and natural hair.
Intense Conditioner 8oz
- Smooths and hydrates
- Increases hair strength and elasticity
- Anti-inflammatory for scalp health
- Restores hair’s natural texture, glow and luster
- Strengthens hair shaft
The Ostia Intense Conditioner is a nourishing daily conditioner that deeply moisturizes, strengthens and improves the elasticity of the hair. This naturally gentle formulation adds softness, manageability, and shine to all hair types- especially color treated, keratin treated, and human hair extensions. This alcohol-free formula is infused with vanilla bean for a fresh, natural fragrance.
Ostia Collection 3-in-1 Mist
The power of three. Detangle, shine, protect. This vitamin-packed mist leaves hair soft, healthy and manageable without adding weight or buildup. Created with Titanium Dioxide to block damaging UV rays, jojoba oil to moisturize, and Dimenthicone for heat protection, the 3-in-1 Mist provides intense protection for your natural hair or extensions. I am IN LOVE with this amazing hair mist! I spray it all over my damp hair after I wash and towel dry it. I then brush it throughout my hair with my paddle brush. It leaves my hair soft, shiny, healthy and divine! This 3-in-1 Mist is my newest hair care obsession!
For more information, please check out tonyodisho.com
More about Tony Odisho:
Tony Odisho, President and Founder of Tony Odisho, began his career in Rome, Italy, where he studied cosmetology at the prestigious Marelena Academy. Young and ambitious, Odisho immigrated to the United States determined to bring the best beauty practices from Europe. He was promptly hired by L’Oreal Professionnel to work as an educator and color expert. Tony then opened his acclaimed salon and spa, Exsalonce, in Roscoe Village, Chicago. Tony’s reputation as a master extensionist and businessman landed him an executive position for a major hair extensions brand. In 2009, Tony saw the need for his own line of high end hair extensions. He created Tony Odisho , offering the best quality extensions and everything needed to apply and care for them. Tony Odisho, Beauty for Life. Tony Odisho is still a master stylist and a member of the prestigious Intercoiffure America-Canada.
Did you watch the CMA Awards? Did you see how beautiful Faith Hill looked? She is just stunning!
See below for a complete breakdown from Lorenzo:
- After seeing Faith’s stunning, one shoulder, Armani Privé gown, we decided to go with a messy top knot
- First I washed her golden locks with The Tamed One Anti-Frizz Shampoo
- Followed by The One by Frederic Fekkai The Tamed One Anti Frizz Conditioner to drench the hair with moisture, making it easier to manage
- I blow dried Faith's hair with a large round brush and then sprayed One and Then Some Dry Texturizing Spray throughout her hair, creating a lived-in look
- I then took all her hair and tied it into a high pony and added more of One and Then Some Dry Texturizing Spray all over
- After, I I wrapped various pieces of hair in different directions and secured them with hair pins
- I finished the look with The One by Frederic Fekkai One To Hold Hairspray to make her hair sexy and tousled for the night!
Jenna Dewan Tatum, actress, dancer, and mother, just debuted new long locks in contrast to her usual shorter hair. Create a similar look for a new style this summer with Hairdo’s Invisible Extension.
Get mega-watt length and volume in seconds by just slipping this 20″ halo extension on like a headband and pull your own hair over it. The ingenious and inconspicuous design blends in seamlessly and the synthetic Tru2Life® fibers can be heat-styled to create any look ($79; Ulta and Ulta.com).
*Note: This celebrity is not wearing Hairdo products, but I wanted to show you how to get the look by using them.
Festival season is almost upon us, prep and primp for Coachella (or Gov Ball) in style with these three festival beauty essentials, plus hair hacks from Brazilian beauty expert:
A go-to beauty bar! Sometimes, you don’t have the will or time to primp.MB45 it with new quick service salon MB45 studio where you can get a mani and fresh blowout in 45min flat… add a festive braid and you’re out in an hour ($65-$80).
A natural dry shampoo! Sweltering festival weekends can take a toll on your hair. ABBA hair care’s brand-new Dry Shampoo ($22) is translucent, with a light texture and cucumber scent that’s not overpowering. Perfect to take with you while you’re on the go between sets.
A light styling mousse for braids! Mousse is perfect for adding lift, styling festival braids and can double as a UV protectant. Try MOP hair care’s brand-new Lemongrass Volume Whip ($22) – (FYI this is the same volume whip used to get the voluminous looks found on Halle Berry at the Oscars and Maisie Williams at the SAGs this year)
On-The-Go Festival Hair Hacks – Beauty Expert Fernanda Lacerda
1. You curled your hair this morning but now it's flat right before evening festivities? Twist hair into a loose bun and let it down just before, this trick always gets my curls back.
2. You get caught in the rain/humidity and you’ve got a hot mess situation? When in a hair jam or a hurry, braid it baby! Boxer braids are super chic, a braid into a bun can give a really cool effect as well and is easy to accomplish on your own.
Stylist: Beauty Expert Fernanda Lacerda, Owner of MB45 Studio franchise and Maria Bonita Salon & Spa
Salon Clients: Alessandra Ambrosio, Cintia Dicker, Lais Ribeiro
Out of control locks have you ready to cut it all off? Don’t take the clippers to it yet! José Eber Styling Tools are the solution to all your unruly hair issues. Style even the most uncontrollable hair with the most revolutionary collection of salon quality hair tools.
100% Ceramic Flat Iron
The 1.5” Ceramic flat iron is made with 100% pure ceramic plates that guarantee your hair will never be subjected to damaging, harsh metal and will leave your hair looking silky and smooth. Ceramic is naturally hygienic, it protects hair color and prevents fading. In addition ceramic provides better heat distribution, eliminating hot spots that can burn and damage hair.
$130 via www.JoséEberHair.com
Wet or Dry Styling Iron
Ceramic titanium 1.5” plates deliver deep penetrating heat to either damp or dry hair. Locks moisture and nutrients inside the cuticle for strength and elasticity. Innovative technology infuses moisture into the hair’s cortex while straightening. Eliminate the need for additional drying and damaging heat.
$170 via www.JoséEberHair.com
Trio 3-IN-1 Digital Curling Iron
The ultimate solution for those who was styling freedom and flexibility. The José Eber Trio is a traditional curling iron redefines and taken to the next level. With three different curling barrel sizes that are perfect for all hair typed you can easily make perfect waves and curls. The multi barrel digital curling iron set makes styling with a curling iron easier than ever before
$170 via www.JoséEberHair.com
Quickshine Infrared Blow Dryer
Get dry lustrous hair fast with this portable, professional grade dryer. This versatile blow dryer uses the gentle hear of Far Infrared light to dry beginning deep within the hair cuticle, decreasing drying time safely by more than 50%. The days of dry damaging heat, burns and hot spots are over with the Quickshine and you can say hello to shiny and smooth hair, fast!
$159 via www.JoséEberHair.com
José Eber hair styling tools are the best hair styling tools I have ever used. I trust my José Eber Ceramic Flat Iron for my hair, which I straighten on a daily basis. I love it because it never, ever becomes damaged. My hair looks and feels like silk, every time I use it.
My daughters curl their hair almost daily. I was sent a José Eber Trio 3-IN-1 Digital Curling Iron to review, and my oldest daughter, Kendallyn put it to the test. It took much less time for her to achieve perfect curls that kept their shape throughout the day. She was able to curl her hair much faster and so much easier than with her regular curling iron. Her curls looked shiny and beautiful!
Kendallyn's curls look fabulous!
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Be Picture Perect this Mother's Day with Agadir Argan Oil Hair Care. Agadir Argan Oil has the perfect collection of products, for Mom and Daughter.
Formulated with sulfate and paraben free argan oil based products, the full collection features 15 different products that will keep Mom and Daughter picture perfect on the special day.
- The very high level of vitamin E have moisturizing and healing properties and is one of the most biological, antioxidants in neutralizing free radicals.
- It is ideal for regenerating and nourishing, dry hair.
- Argan oil is pressed from the fruits of the Argan tree (Argania Spinosa) that is native to Morocco and known to live up to 200 years.
- For centuries, Moroccans have used Argan oil in skin care and within their nutritious diet.
- Argan oil remains one of the rarest oils in the world. A very labor-intensive process, performed primarily by Moroccan women, is required to shell and crush the fruits prior to pressing the oil.
- Argan oil possesses a remarkable ability to nourish, moisturize and improve hair's elasticity. The oil is high in lipids, including the omega-9 oleic acid and the omega-6 linoleic acid.
- Absorbs Quickly
- Highly Moisturizing
- Golden in Color with Moderate Viscosity
- Rich in Alpha Tocopherols (Vitamin E)
- Rich in Phenols and Phenolic Acid
- Rich in Carotenes
- Natural Antioxidant
- High in Fatty and Essential Fatty Acids
I was sent samples of Agadir Argan Oil Hair Care to review. The products I received are as follows: Daily Moisturizing Shampoo, Daily Moisturizing Conditioner, Moisture Mask, Argan Oil Hair Treatment, Styling & Sculpting Gel, Styling Finishing Spritz and Volumizing Finishing Spray.
My daughters and I have long hair that often gets dry and dull. Agadir Argan Oil Hair Care products are truly amazing and luxurious products that transform dry and lifeless hair into shiny, silky and very soft hair.
My Experience: I love these products! Just from the first time using the shampoo, I knew it was different. It lathers up luxuriously, drenching every strand in moisture as it deeply cleans the hair leaving it smelling fresh and so shiny. The daily conditioner makes my hair perfectly moisturized. Split ends seem to disappear.
Once a week, I use the Moisture Mask to repair my parched hair. It works deep down to penetrate my hair shaft, leaving it restored to lustrous beauty.
After shampooing and conditioning my hair, and towel drying I always apply the Agadir Oil leave-in hair treatment to my damp hair. This treatment completely seals the moisture into my hair leaving it shiny and silky. As for styling, I use the styling gel to tame flyaways and to help hold my hair into place. I finish off my hairstyle with the Spritz spray, which holds my 'do' and allows it to shine.
Lastly, I will spray my hair all over with the aerosol hairspay to add extra holding power. My teenage daughters are equally enamored of these products.
(This is the not the best mother/daughter picture, I know. My daughter was photo bombing me, but hey, my hair is great!)
To learn more about Agadir Argan Oil Hair Care or to place an order go to: https://www.agadirint.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Hollywood’s most wanted hair is also the hardest working in town. Behind-the-scenes, Mitch’s celebrity clientele, like Jennifer Lopez, Nina Debrov, Kim Basinger, Brooke Burke and Morena Baccarin, put their covetable locks to the test on a daily basis, with all the hot lights, long hours, frequent coloring and constant heat styling. how do they pull off gorgeous hair all the time?
Mitch Stone, an Academy Award-winning stylist, clears up the mystery with his new line of multi-tasking hair formulas, Mitch Stone Essentials. “From many years working on sets, backstage at runway shows, and with private clients, I know that the foundation for beautiful hair is healthy hair,” says Stone. “I’ve always thought styling products that stay on the hair for hours could offer something beyond cosmetic benefits like shine, volume or control. What if they also provided substantive hydration, nutrition and environmental protection to the hair?
The first quartet of formulas from Mitch Stone Essentials focus on styling with plenty of fringe benefits. Lustre Drops is a shine serum with added Aragon oil that locks in smooth style and resists humidity. Volumizing Texture Spray is a fine-haired girl’s best friend. Session Spray and Set In Stone offer light and firm hold respectively, and address different styling needs. All four contain the proprietary complex VComp S, a potent tropical cocktail of vitamins, minerals and papaya that repair damage, strengthen and protect.
VCompS contains vitamin E for color protection and split end prevention, vitamin C – a highly effective antioxidant that protects cells from environmental free radical damage, vitamin B3 for moisture and emollience, B5 for its reparative properties, B6 for stimulation of hair growth and papaya extract – a powerful antioxidant that is rich in moisturizing essential fatty acids (EFAs).
456 Lustre shampoo was inspired by celebrity stylist Mitch Stone and his Malibu Lifestyle! 456 is the prefix for all of lower Malibu telephone numbers! This was one of MItch’s subtle ways of paying homage to the inspiration he has taken from his years in Malibu! The clean healthy lifestyle has carried over into what we know all woman want.. Healthy Shiny Lustrous hair!
456 Lustre Shampoo is Paraben and Sulphate free! Too it is color safe so you don't have to worry about your color weather you are Hanging ten surfing, or out on the red carpet!
My Experience: My teenage daughters and I are in love with this luxurious shampoo. First of all, it smells absolutely delicious, like blood oranges! It lathers up into a rich foamy lather and rinses beautifully, leaving our hair lusciously shiny and heavenly smelling. My hair has so much bounce and body the next day.
457 Lustre Conditioner was developed under Mitch’s watchful eye and 25 years of experience. Having tested virtually every product under the sun on his A- list clientele, but also his years being on the hot sunny beaches in Malibu. Mitch went into development not only knowing of the harmful affects from hot tools and Hollywood lights, but the damaging effects of wind and sun! It was his mission to develop the best conditioner the world has ever seen.. and we think he has hit all 10 toes on the nose! 457 Lustre Conditioner Not only has the vitamin cocktail VcompS in it, it also has Keratin too!
My Experience: This conditioner is amazingly luxurious and leaves my hair and my daughter's hair soft, radiant, bright, brilliant, luminous; dazzling, sparkling, glistening, twinkling and smelling like heaven. We love it! I don't even see my split ends anymore.
Volumizing Texture Spray
Texture Spray is an effective solution for fine, limp hair in need of volume, texture and dimension. This unique formula uses VCompS – an exclusive cocktail of vitamins and fruit extract – to infuse locks with extra body and lightweight, flexible hold.
But VCompS isn’t just about lift. While it pumps up the volume, this active complex also gives hair a boost of a different kind, by nourishing, hydrating and repairing damage. It contains vitamin E for color protection and split end prevention, vitamin C – a highly effective antioxidant that protects cells from environmental free radical damage, vitamin B3 for moisture and emollience, B5 for its reparative properties, B6 for stimulation of hair growth and papaya extract – a powerful antioxidant that is rich in moisturizing essential fatty acids (EFAs).
Volumizing Texture Spray can be used on wet or dry hair for a variety of looks. Apply while blow-drying for more a finished look, or for Beachy Waves, spritz onto damp hair, flip head over, and scrunch and air-dry! For additional volume and sexy retro bouffant looks and up-dos, apply directly to root area. Apply, and style as desired.
My Experience: Where has this amazing spray been all of my life? I have suffered from flat, lifeless hair my entire life. I would try to remedy this with perms which only turned to frizz. It was no-win situation. I had recently discovered beach wave sprays to add texture to my limp locks, but they can be drying. Mitch Stone Essentials Volumizing Texture Spray adds the texture, volume and body that my hair needs while leaving it shiny and perfectly moisturized. No dryness! So much body!
Tested on Supermodels and Actress’s, Session Spray offers flexible, light, brushable hold and shine for that casual, weekend chic look. It’s perfect for anyone who is “commitment-phobic” when it comes to styling. It can be re-applied without stiff, sticky build-up, and it creates a soft, satiny finish that is humidity resistant. Try some at the root for quick volume! Part of the new Mitch Stone Essentials line, both formulas are enriched with the proprietary VCompS complex, a tropical cocktail of vitamins, minerals and papaya that delivers weightless control and glossy good looks while nourishing the hair.
It contains vitamin E for color protection and split end prevention, vitamin C – a highly effective antioxidant that protects cells from environmental free radical damage, vitamin B3 for moisture and emollience, B5 for its reparative properties, B6 for stimulation of hair growth and papaya extract – a powerful antioxidant that is rich in moisturizing essential fatty acids (EFAs).
My Experience: I use a lot of hairspray. Every day. I do not wash my hair every day, and so that means may dark hair often looks flaky and dull with a lot of hairspray build up. What I love about Session Hair Spray is that I can use as much as I need and the next day I can still brush through my hair and there is no stiffness or grotesque white residue or flakes. Plus, the hold it provides is amazing. It is perfect for this windy Oregon weather we are having. It smells wonderful, too.
I am really loving my hair lately!
To learn More about Mitch Stone Essentials go to: http://www.mitchstonehair.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.