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How to Tame Frizzy Hair

How to Tame Frizzy Hair

Curly hair ala Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman is gorgeous. But it can be hard to manage, especially if you are the wash-and-wear type. That said, here is how to tame frizzy hair within minutes:Avoid too much shampooingShampooing too much dries out hair. Try washing your hair every other day or so to lock your hair’s natural oils and prevent it from drying out. But if you must shampoo your hair everyday, use a moisturizing conditioner.  When using conditioner, use your fingers to comb through you…

Secrets to Glossy Hair

Secrets to Glossy Hair

  Up close, a hair strand looks like it is covered in scales. These “scales” are actually semicircular keratins. The secret to glossy hair lies in them; the smoother they lie, the glossier your tresses will be. Unfortunately, the best way to boost shine is through heat styling and coloring. Luckily there are products that are created specifically to combat the damaging effects of coloring and heat styling; enabling you to focus on the following hair shine tips:Heat stylingMarco Santini, co-owner…

Affordable Hair Care

Just because the economic downturn has affected your beauty maintenance budget does not mean you have to step out having less than fabulous hair. There are ways to care for your hair without breaking the bank. Experts share the following beauty tips to Elle:Long rockin’ locksGrowing out your locks and adding length can stretch the time between salon sessions. However, hairstylist Ted Gibson says should avoid unflattering blunt cuts. “When hair is all one-length it doesn’t really do much for you-…

How to Save Money at the Salon

Going to the salon regularly can eat up a huge chunk of your budget. Fortunately there is a way for you to cut costs and still maintain look and style. Marie Claire shares the following tips on how to save money at the salon.Book follow-up appointments with a junior stylistBooking appointments with a senior or master stylist can get costly. To save money, schedule your follow-up appointments with a junior stylist that your usual top stylist has trained. Your haircut’s architecture will stay in p…

Jennifer Aniston’s Hair Secrets

Jennifer Aniston’s Hair Secrets

Ever since Friends exploded into one of the most popular sitcoms of our time, Jennifer Aniston has become somewhat of a hairstyle icon. Every new hairstyle is noted and catalogued, and used as reference by Find out how she’s able to get superb tresses straight from the man who’s been caring for them from the start. Chris McMillan, Aniston’s longtime stylist, share’s the stars secrets to Elle.The Rachel hair and Friends Era”I’ve been doing Jennifer’s hair forever. When I first met her, she had lo…

Homemade Hair Shine

NYC’s Phyto Universe Salon shares their secret to having great summer hair. The best thing about it is you can do it in the comfort of your own home. Elle.com’s Emily Hebert recounts her experience at Phyto Universe and where she had the salon’s new Summer Bliss Treatment. The treatment starts with a study of the hair and scalp. The stylist rubs an ultra-sound like lens to observe sections of the hair and scalp on a small computer screen.The stylist brushes the hair using a boar bristle brush to…

Caring for Sad Summer Fringe

The summer heat can cause your fringe to resemble something that you use to create a masterpiece with, or something that your can use to adorn a handbag. Fret no more. You can save your fringe or from looking like a frizzy or greasy disaster that’s plastered on your forehead. Leonardo Manetti, co-owner of New York’s downtown salon ION shares his fringe-care secrets:Do not apply too much conditioner to your fringe. When prepping for something, keep bangs away from your face at all times. Wear a h…

Hair Care Products: Splurge or Save?

Hair Care Products: Splurge or Save?

Uncertain times have come between you and your hairstylist, your hundred-dollar haircuts and treatments, not to mention your costly hair care products. Never fear. You’ll come out of this economic slump with your tresses looking good enough for a shampoo commercial. Style.com suggests, if you can’t go to your stylist, let your stylist come to you – in the form of hair care products that is. Here are Style.com’s recommended products from your favorite stylists. Splurge: Fekkai One Process Hair C…

Preparing Your Hair for Summer Needs

Preparing Your Hair for Summer Needs

Sunny days are almost here. And while you anticipate summer’s arrival with thoughts about the beach and breezy, laid back days, your hair probably isn’t. The summer heat can cause a lot of damage to your hair, so does salt water of the sea or chlorine-infused water of your pool. Check out the following items so you can better prepare for your hair’s summer needs. Start with cleaning your tresses with a gentle yet effective shampoo. Afterwards, apply conditioner to the mid-shaft and ends of you …

How to Find the Best Hair Care Products

How to Find the Best Hair Care Products

Taking good care of your hair means that you have to use the right hair care products. It’s important to know which products work for your hair because it saves you time, money and effort. Using the wrong haircare products are a waste of money because they do not provide good results, and worse, they may also damage your hair – and going to the salon for hair fixes costs a lot of money. Here’s how to determine which haircare products are right for you.ShampooShampoo is used to clean your hair an…