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Richard Marin Question of the Week: Blunt Bangs, Yeh or Neh?

by Richard Marin March 30, 2012

The blunt bang trend is still going strong.  Should you jump on the bandwagon? Richard tells us what face shapes can make them work.

 

 

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Richard Marin is one of the top hair stylists in the hip, competitive world of hair styling. His remarkable work has graced the pages of some of the most elite fashion magazines, including Vogue, Allure and Vanity Fair.

Prom Perfection

by Kelley Krueger March 26, 2012

Prom is near and the search for the perfect dress and updo begins! To help with the search, we’ve enlisted hair diva extraordinaire, Kelley Krueger, to show us how to create two great looks. Kelley is a hair stylist for the Bellezza Salon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and has worked with celebrity clients including Debra Messing, Daisy Fuentes, Kelly Osbourne, and Brook Shields.

 

Be a Braided Beauty

 

1. Start by parting your hair and tease the top of the back of your head.

 

2. Take a 1 inch thick section of hair and begin braiding. You can do a french braid OR if that is too difficult a regular braid works well.

 

3. Bobby pin the braid at a downward slant towards the back of your head. Make sure it is long enough that it would reach a ponytail.

 

4. Give yourself a ponytail. High or low. Both work. Be sure to apply spray shine and hairspray for a sleek finished look

 

5. Take the whole ponytail and wrap around your hair around its base. It's ok of hair falls out - remember you can always pin any loose ends.

 

6. Pin away! Be sure to use Bobbi Pins that match your hair color :)

 

Or Sleek and Sensual

 

1. First part your hair in desired area ...

 

2. Then take 1 inch thick sections of hair and wrap it around your curling wand. Typically curl in a backward motion away from the head.

 

3. Brush all curl out with a soft bristle brush.

 

4. Gather hair and spray. This look is ideal for shorter hair but looks beautiful with any length.

 

For each of the looks I used a mirror, elastic hair band, bobby pins (preferably ones that match your hair color), Remington TStudio Pearl Ceramic Styling Wand, and a soft bristle brush.

 

Happy styling :)

KK

Richard Marin Question of the Week: Red Hair on Olive Skin

by Richard Marin March 23, 2012

Red hair is HOT this year, but can your skin tone handle it?  Richard Marin Marin has the answer in this week's video: 

 

 

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Richard Marin is one of the top hair stylists in the hip, competitive world of hair styling. His remarkable work has graced the pages of some of the most elite fashion magazines, including Vogue, Allure and Vanity Fair.

3 New Hairstyles to try for Spring 2012

by Kelly Glenn March 19, 2012

Spring Hair Trends

 

Now that all the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over --and everyone is beginning to take down their Christmas lights and decorations- there’s only one thing on my mind: spring!

 

I know, I know we’ve still got a few more months.. but I love my sunshine and warm weather.

 

Besides, who needs an excuse to get a head start on some of the crush-worthy hairstyles we saw on the runways during s/s 2012 last fall. Just think: once spring comes we’ll have them perfected and totally be ahead of the game.

 

Marc Jacbos, Michael Kors, Betsey Johnson, and Chanel Hair Trends from the Runway

 

This ‘do immediately stole my heart as soon as I spotted it on the runway at Marc by Marc Jacobs.

 

It’s a ponytail/bun hybrid and such a fun way to add some chic to your regular pony and so easy.Start out with a medium-height pony tail secured with an elastic. Spritz with some hairspray to tame any fly-a-ways. Then with a barrette fasten the ponytail creating the bun, while letting the ends hang loose. You might want to tease your hair first before securing the bun for some added volume.

 

Next ‘do is the fab woven messy braid from Michael Kors.

 

What’s gorg about this braid is the leather that is woven throughout –giving it a messy boho style. You could try this with leather cording (available at most craft stores) or even cute pieces of colorful fabric like the photo to the right.

 

To get the messy undone braid start out with a volume spray and tease the hair to give it some added texture. After you’ve braided and secured the hair, give some pieces a tug to loosen them.

 

The last spring style trend is the deep side part, shown here from Chanel and Betsey Johnson.

 

To get this look you want to part hair to the side while it’s still wet, brushing it over while it dries. Then pull the other side of your hair back and secure with bobby pins until it sets.From here you can try a number of different styles, like glam curls or a chignon.

 

Kelly

Shamrockin’ it: How to Wear Green With Style for St. Patty’s Day

by Kelly Glenn March 12, 2012

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day--are you planning on wearing green?

 

Dress in Style for St Patrick's Day

 

Erin go Bragh! I love St. Patrick’s Day--I mean, how can you not when there are so many hunky men with Irish accents. Think Colin Farrell or Gerard Butler--who’s actually Scottish but have you SEEN P.S. I Love You. So sexy, right?

 

Anyway, now that I’ve graduated college I have decided that my normal St Patrick’s Day style (drinking green beer and Irish car bombs--which I highly DON’T recommend, and throwing on whatever I could find that happens to have green in it) could use some amping up. What better way to celebrate the luck of the Irish than to embrace the green--here’s how to do St. Patty’s Day chic-ly:

 

A Pop Of Green

I picked 3 different outfits to show how you can rock the green anywhere, whether you’re going for green at the office or headed for a lucky cocktail hour after work.

I chose to go with one bold green piece in each outfit then pairing it with neutrals, because really--no one wants to look like an extra from the movie Leprechaun no matter what day it is.

Jewelry is a great way to add some subtle fun to the outfit, above I picked a clover key necklace, a gold coin necklace and a Claddagh ring; each subtle pieces that have Irish charm, yet can be worn any day of the year.

 

Add Some Neon

If you’re feeling a little more daring, St. Patty’s Day is THE perfect time to add some neon (one of spring’s hot trends) into your wardrobe. The key with neon, again, is to pair it with neutrals like nude so as not to over do it.

 

Minty Pale Pastel Nails

We all know how much I love painting my nails for each upcoming holiday. My favorite greens for the occasion are minty pale pastel greens like MAC’s Peppermint Patty and Essie’s Mint Candy Apple.

You could also go for a bolder green like OPI’s Fresh Frog from the Muppet’s collab. It practically SCREAMS St. Patrick’s Day.

 

Finishing Touch

Lastly, to finish of the perfect chic St. Patty’s Day outfit, I recommend a spritz of one of my favorite “green” scents like Demeter’s Clover--a scent that elicits the rugged and untamed nature of the Irish countryside with grassy notes and a hint of Irish spring soap.

 

Got any fab plans for St. Patty’s Day? Let us know! xo

Kelly

Back to Basics: Brushes

by Remington Ready March 5, 2012

Back to Basics

Sometimes everyone needs a 101 course on beauty basics, because let’s face it, bits of information slip through the cracks. So the main lesson today will be that, like makeup brushes, not all hair brushes are created equal.

 

1. Cushion Brush: Create smooth touchable hair or use with your blow dryer for a punch of volume. These brushes are best for detangling dry hair (remember – it is always best if wet hair is detangled with a wide toothed comb!)as it conforms to the shape of the scalp and its cushion helps absorb some of the shock that can damage delicate hair.

 

2. Paddle Brush: Similar to the cushion brush, this fella is a great detangler, especially for long hair. Because the brush head is so wide, it can penetrate thick hair and its bristles provide a gentle massage and spreads hair’s natural oils, leaving you with a smooth and shiny finish.

 

3. Vent Brush: This brush is a beginner’s bff. It’s basic and can help you dry your hair quickly if used with a blow dryer. The large holes, or vents, running through its back help hair circulate when blow drying.

 

4. Round Brush: Perfect for adding va-va-volume or for a DIY blow-out. The barrel is specially designed to allow air to pass through helping to accelerate your drying time, while its large size allows you to lift the roots, giving hair more body.

 

5. Grooming Brush: Last minute touch-ups are dominated by this little gem! The grooming brush is designed to add a shiny smooth finish to hair and rejuvenate any hairstyle throughout the day.

 

What brush do you use every day?

 

♥ Remington Ready

i-LIGHT Pro Spring Break Contest

by Remington Ready March 1, 2012

i-LIGHT Pro Spring Break Contest

 

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED.

Congratulations to the winners:

1st place: Sara Snyder

2nd place: Julie Lawrence

3rd place: Lisa Grassetti

 

We are so excited for Spring Break that we are starting the celebration early by giving away some pretty amazing loot to help you get ready! But first…we want to hear what you’re dream spring break vacation is!

 

To enter…

1. Create a board on Pinterest called “i-LIGHT Pro Spring Break Contest”

2. Pin the above image to your board.

3. Pin your dream Spring Break vacation! It can be anything from clothing ideas and hair styles to your dream destination and fun activities.

4. Email your board’s link to [email protected].

*1 board per person. Limit each board to 25 pins.

 

 

Top three boards with the largest combined total of repins and likes wins…

1st place: i-LIGHT Pro Intense Pulsed Light Hair Removal System

 

2nd place: Keratin Therapy Gift Set including a Keratin Therapy Hair Dryer, Flat Iron, and Cushion Brush

 

3rd place: TStudio Pearl Gift Set including a TStudio Pearl Hair Dryer, Curling Wand, and Cushion Brush

 

The contest ends March 7th, so check out the Official Rules here* and start pinning!


*By pinning and/or repinning this image as well as entering the contest via the stipulations above, you are agreeing with the terms and conditions of the contest.

 

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