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Freebie Friday - Remington Women's S Razor Giveaway

by Remington Ready June 29, 2012


Congratulations to these lucky winners:


Lisa Mckenna
Sherry Butt
Carmen Gagnon
Amanda Throckmorton
Ellen Petersen
Luanne Lawler
June Foth
B Amendola
Coni Sage
Jennifer Mangan
April Collins
Melissa Bowers
LeeAnn Burton
Paula Dinsmore
Katie Dwoznik
Rachel Smarda
Ryan Lee
Julie Jenkins
Maria Cardoso
Jessica Balutowski
Elena Clemente
Alycia Damm Volette
April Woods
Brandy Cramer
Colleen Dooley
Audrey Gregor
Steve Hopkins
Bonnie Taylor
Chantal Croft
Dana Ayers
Johnny Woods
Tracey Ouzts
Tina Ort
Jessica Bates
Kelly Galpin
Michelle Brown
Shaunda Eppes
Tanya Hickey
Becky Stuart
Ronnie Marson
Dolores Gunn
Kimberly Stewart
Lisa Wollin
Nicole Horton
Sabah Alharhashi
Jackie Lewis
Rachael Gange
Zerlyn Chin
Heather Crump
Sarah Harrier

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Girly Summer Updo How Tos

by Melissa Angert June 25, 2012



Summer is full of fun times, big events and high temperatures! It's the perfect time to try some updo hairstyles on your little girls. With two girls in my house, we can hardly turn around without tripping over a hair accessory. (How do rubber bands end up in such random places?) And to keep them cool and looking cute for every occasion, I have a few easy updos we use all the time.



Girly Summer Updo: Pool Day
Swimming can really take a toll on little girls’ hair.  On top of the drying effects of chlorine, the tangles can be ruthless! Tight french braids are the perfect solution.  They last through all sorts of hijinks, even meeting a dolphin!


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Unique Father's Day Gifts

by Remington Ready June 13, 2012

As Father’s day approaches, the same question comes up every year. What new and creative gift should I get? What can I get that will be better than the previous years? We all know how difficult it can be to buy a gift for our fathers. There’s the tech savvy dads, sports loving, hunters, outdoorsy, and the list goes on. We have created a list of hopefully some new and clever gifts ideas for this father’s day that can trump previous years, not hurt your wallet, and make this day a special one.



Handyman: Some dads spend all of their time in the garage working with tools and constantly trying to find something to fix. If your father is the fix everything himself, handy man type we found just the perfect simple gift, tool pens. We found these pens designed as different hammers, screws etc. This can be the perfect addition to a toolbox or workshop that is inexpensive and shows your father just how well you know him.



Outdoors/Family Man: There will always be a group of dads who love enjoying everything the outdoors has to offer and spending quality time with family and friends on camping trips. This year instead of just sitting around a campfire, we found a great outdoors board game. This camp board game is an easy way to bring fun anywhere you go. It is water proof and is designed with questions for all ages so everyone can participate and join in on the fun.



Sports Fanatic: If you’re dad is the type that loves a good Sunday afternoon at home with a sporting game on and a beer, we found just the right gift. This is one that you could say is definitely unique and will be a gift to remember. The universal “Remote + Bottle Opener”, it is a TV remote that will work for all TV’s and has the bottle opener built into the remote. Sounds dangerous but this could be the perfect gift for a man cave and could possibly be the only thing tool he will need on one of those Sunday afternoons.



Tech Savvy: It seems these days that technology is ever-changing and there are constantly new and different products every day. If you’re dad is the type that always wants the newest gadget we have found a great gift for this year. The “Smart Talk Solar Hands-Free Accessory”, this product mounts to the windshield of a vehicle so the solar panel can face the glass. This will keep the battery charged and will allow extended talk time. Phone calls can be answered by the press of a large button or by voice with smart phones. Keep your father safe on the roads and up to date with technology this father’s day.


Now, if your dad is a bit more traditional a new shaver or a groomer might do the trick.  Check out our Father's Day featured products on and take 25% OFF with the promo code: DAD25 (expires 6/17/2012).


Happy Father's Day!

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Sunglasses That Flatter Your Face

by Remington Ready June 10, 2012


Buying sunglasses is a tricky task!  Which style do you want to rock this year? Aviators, Cat-eyes, or maybe some Wraparounds?  Before you grab the first pair on the rack (to avoid the tedious process of trying them on and attempting to access your reflection in a less than adequate mirror), make sure you’re aware of your face shape.  Just like you pick an outfit that suits your body type, you want to get sunglasses that compliment your face shape. Here are a few quick tips on what styles will flatter your face:  

1. Oval Face:
If you have an oval shaped face you’re in luck! For the most part almost any shape will work on an oval face.  Look for a pair of frames that are wider than the broadest part of your face. A square frame with gently rounded edges would be perfect. You could also try a pair of wraparounds or shields.

2. Round Face:
Go for a rectangular or geometric shaped frame. You can add definition by getting angular frames, by doing this it will help make the face look longer and thinner! Try a cat eye frame!

3. Square Face:
We suggest going for cat eye or round frames in contrast to the face. By doing this it will help reduce angels with soft curves and give the face definition.

4. Oblong Face:
Going with a round or square frame would be your best bet to play down the length of your face. You are able to widen and shorten the face with sunglass styles that do not extend beyond the widest part of your face.


Don’t waste valuable summer time searching for the perfect pair. Use these tips to make your decision a cinch!


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Top 4 Fuss-Free Summer Hair Trends

by Barb Quinn June 4, 2012


Every year about this time, salons heat up with clients searching for the latest, cutest, quickest and easiest hairstyles they can manage. It's a balancing act to find a hairstyle that will hold up to both a busy summer social calendar and summer's heat and humidity. But who wants to spend the time straightening, smoothing or curling only for it to fall out the minute you step out the door? This year's hottest summer hair trends reflect the laid-back look that defines summer. Summer is not the time for showy, gaudy or glitzy looking hairstyles. Soft braids, loose buns, ponytails of all shapes and sizes, pixie cuts, crop cuts  . . . these are the hair trends this summer and they all work great with busy schedules.   



Braids have been stirring up a whirlwind for a while now and are the IT hairdo for summer. And, what's perfect is we have about a gazillion different ways to wear them. Braids are only as limited as the imagination of the braider. Quick, easy and fun, casual, sophisticated or zany. . . learn how-to do a braid or two, and eliminate blow-drying, curling irons and straightening irons . . . ughhh . . . give it a rest! Side braids are so easy and look great everywhere; at the beach, pool party or any dressy summer event. The key to these looks are their textured, casual, beachy flair.  Nothing is structured here.


If you need to use a dryer, just rough dry it, with fingers, fluffing it upside down. Brush to the side and braid loosely with even tension and secure with a clear elastic. Try a messy boho hairstyle, brushed to the side and pinned up with three random strands of fishtail braids. Let some strands hang out around your face for a relaxed, carefree, spur-of the-moment style. Are you all left thumbs when it comes to braiding? No worries, there should be a variety of salons now in your area who can do some creative braiding for you. Bring in pictures or let them have at it  . . . either way . . . your braid will be a new look that will last for days!   





Short Bobs, Pixies and Crop Cuts
The classic short bob is a quick wash-n-wear style for ladies with straight hair (just add pink or blue and you've got a Katy Perry do) For lift on top, brush it in the opposite direction while drying. Create a deep side part and tuck behind your ear. Shifting your part to the opposite side occasionally will also create natural lift on top. A short crop pixie cut is adorable . . . and it doesn't get any easier than this. Consider going platinum if you like to jump on the color trend bandwagon, but take note that it requires monthly or bi-monthly upkeep for most.





Ponytails are fun all year round, but summertime gives you even more reasons to wear one when temps get hot and muggy. Ponytail varieties are endless; smooth, curly, braided, high, low or to the side and in this summer, the messier the better. You can wear a ponytail even if you don't have long hair. The faux-ponytail can be clipped into short and medium length hair. Look for these faux-ponytails at kiosks in shopping malls where the sales ladies will show you how to work with them, or you can find them at beauty supply stores.





The messy bun is another style to wear for any summer occasion. The low messy bun worn slightly off to the side has been a top hairstyle trend on red carpets this year and it's a simple style to recreate. There's no wrong way to wear a bun, so experiment and see what suits you.


Add some bling with a sparkly pin. Brush hair back into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic. Separate into two strands and wind around the base securing with pins. For a secure hold, pin into the base of the ponytail and let some pieces fall out for a messy look. Finish bangs or soft wispy curls to frame your face.



Barb Quinn is also known as Hairstyle Blog
Guest author has been a professional hair stylist for over 30 years and has established herself as a nationally recognized hair designer, educator, and freelance writer. Barb has been chosen by her peers to serve on the advisory panel of Cosmos C International the global hair stylist network. Thousands of women each day follow Barb's hair styling wit and wisdom on her highly successful blogs Hairstyle Blog and Visual Makeover. In 2011 The Hairstyle Blog was selected as Top Beauty Blog by



Richard Marin Question of the Week: Does hair stop growing?

by Remington Ready June 1, 2012

Does it seem like your hair gives up and stops growing at a certain length?  We've all heard the myth. Now, Richard tells us if it's fact or fiction. 


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.