L'Oréal Professionnel gives you an exclusive sneak peek behind the scenes of the Spring/ Summer 2012 hair trends photo shoot, in partnership with ELLE.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
If you drop a pretty penny coloring your hair, then you definitely want it to look beautiful and vibrant for as long as possible. But since so many factors can easily make hair color fade, turn brassy, or change color completely, it's best to know what you can do to counteract those situations. That's why we turned to celebrity hair colorist George Papanikolas to find out his pro tips to maintain hair color. You can rest assured that your locks will continue to look shiny and gorgeous up until your next color update — whether at the salon or at home.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Why settle for hair spray that merely keeps your style in place when there are so many that do even more? We've rounded up three that make hair shinier and frizz-free — minus the stiffness. Say adios to helmet head, and hello to your new favorite hair sprays.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Gorgeous clothes are only part of the excitement of New York Fashion Week — there are also the creative, cool beauty styles. This year, trends from New York ranged from easy braids at Rachel Zoe to flowing, straight hair at Theyskens' Theory, to giant bouffants at Carolina Herrera. Here are some of the shows that pulled off the trends that everyone will be watching this Fall.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
As the temperature hots up the last thing we want to be doing this summer is battling unruly locks with hairdryers and straightening irons. Even if your hair is not normally frizzy, the humidity of summer will definitely bring out the worst in your hair. The sun, sweat and the chlorine from the pool are all a recipe for disaster and could seriously ruin your holiday look! If like most women you have spent many hours choosing the perfect bikini and compiling your capsule holiday wardrobe, the last thing you want is for your hair to let you down.
If the idea of wearing little dresses and flip flops gets you all excited but the frizzy hair that comes with the humidity of summer does not then do not fear, you don't have to put up with it. Neither will you need to pile on the products or spend valuable sun-bathing time straightening your unruly mane. The Brazilian Blow Dry will smooth, hydrate and straighten your locks and you will be left with not a bit of frizz. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't! The treatment will keep your hair frizz-free for up to three months and no matter what sort of humidity levels you encounter, you can be sure that your hair will remain smooth and sleek. This treatment is perfect for a summer holiday as you won't need to worry about your hair at all, you can go from the pool to the beach to the bar with perfectly smooth glossy without a straightening iron in sight!
The Brazilian Blow Dry treatment is a favourite among a-list celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie and Elizabeth Hurley. You only have to look at pictures of them on the red carpet to see that this treatment really does work! The Brazilian Blow Dry works by using a keratin-rich product which is applied directly to your locks which can take anywhere from one-and-a-half to four hours depending on the length and condition of your hair. The solution is then sealed with a hot iron and styled to the preference of the client. The next three days after the solution is applied are critical as you must not get your hair wet, tie your hair up, use any hair grips or head bands or even tuck your hair behind your ears as this will cause the hair to set with kinks or marks in it. Once the three days are up you are free to do what you like with your hair and you are sure to be delighted with your new silky smooth tresses!
The best bit about the treatment is that for the first time ever, girls who suffer from unruly curls or frizz will be able to literally wash their hair and go! Even if your hair is naturally very curly, you won't need to spend very much time at all styling it. This really is a godsend for those of us who face a daily styling battle with our unruly locks. The treatment is also none damaging as the keratin used is a protein that is naturally found in hair, skin and nails. The treatment can actually improve the condition of your hair instead of damaging it as some other traditional straightening or relaxing methods can.
So why not arm yourself with the perfect summer accessory: frizz-free smooth hair!
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
Pretty ponytails were spotted on a plethora of runways at New York Fashion Week, and we couldn't be happier to throw our hair back. From slick and sleek at Derek Lam to looped and tucked at Carolina Herrera, these ponytails were chic and creative. Watch our video to get the full scoop on all the new ways to freshen up your mane.
Friday, April 13, 2012
The secret to soft and shiny hair isn't brushing it 100 times a day or buying the most expensive conditioner. In fact, it's a whole lot easier than any of that. Just dab some hair oil on your strands (applied wet or dry depending on your hair type) for that covetable glossy finish. To find out three of our top favorite oils, watch our video now.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I know...I know...you want it to grow. You want your hair longer, stronger and healthier too. It almost seems counter productive if you are trying to grow your hair longer, that you would want to get it trimmed, but the truth of the matter is it needs it. The real question is how often should you have your hair trimmed (or get your ends dusted)!
The longer your hair is, the more sun, blow-drying, gels, elastic bands, hot irons, chemicals, rubber bands, and in some cases, garbage hair care products, that hair has been exposed to.
The average head of hair grows about one-half inch every month, and on average, hair should be trimmed (or the ends should be dusted) every 6-8 weeks. The texture of the hair is one of the factors that determine how often you should have your ends trimmed.
If you keep your hair trimmed on a regular basis, then you only need to get about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch trimmed off, when you do get your ends trimmed. Now on the other hand, if you haven't had your hair trimmed in a while then you will certainly need more.
Reasons Why You Should Trim
Examine the thickness of your hair both at the roots and on the ends. Does your hair get thinner and thinner as it gets longer and longer? Are your ends frizzy and split? Well, not only will regular trims eliminate these issues but when done on a regular basis, they can minimize and prevent these issues from occurring.
Because so much damage has been done to the ends of the hair by the time it gets long, from environmental conditions, improper styling routines and other various forms of abuse, trimming your hair on a regular basis will help to keep your hair strong and healthy. The lack of trimming can be brutal in the long run.
You should have your ends trimmed to not only have your hair look, and feel better (as if that wasn't reason enough) but to help your styles "fall" into place easier, cut down on those tangles, frizzy ends and keep your hair looking gorgeous. The result will be a smoother, more polished-looking style, with very little loss of length and change in style.
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