Archive for the ‘Hair’ Category

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…

Hair Trends: Laced-Up Chignons

Hair Trends: Laced-Up Chignons

For Rodarte’s Fall runway show, stylist Odile Gilber was inspired by the way the collection used fabric and texture – and by the models’ footwear. “The shape of the chignon is simple, but the texture is complex. “Like the collection, which plays with fabric and texture, the look is sleek in front with an architectural, modern chignon in back.”During the pre-runway show hair test, Gilbert looked on as dressers wrapped the models’ legs with the crisscrossed laces of the Nicholas Kirkwood thigh-hig…

Textured Hairstyle

Textured Hairstyle

Forget your out-of-bed look. This hairstyle’s a lot messier than that – messy in a sexy, stylishly bohemian sort of way. At Ruffian’s Spring 2009 fashion show, the models’ tresses were styled to look “decidedly frizzy.” But for all the lightsomeness it exudes, stylist Neil Moodie admits that creating them took some effort. To create this look, Moodie sprayed a heat-protecting moisturizing spray on dry hair, and then rough-dried them to bring out their natural texture. He then twisted 15-20 small…

Hair Trends: Ballerina Bun

Hair Trends: Ballerina Bun

The ballerina bun is a simple yet elegant up-do that is making the rounds at Fall runways this year. At Monique Lhuillier’s fashion show, the designer staged what stylist Sabrina Michals called “a ballerina and a smoky, operalike atmosphere.” Michals added that “the clothes are beautiful and elegant, and she didn’t want the hair to take away from that.”Michals’s austere yet sophisticated hairstyle was the perfect solution. To create the classic up-do, Michals dropped her brushes and went manual…

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…

Summer Hair Trends

Summer Hair Trends

Wondering how to style your hair this summer? Look to the stars for inspiration – Hollywood stars that is. Being the trendsetters that they are, celebs spark a major following with the styles they strut. Check out some of the season’s hottest hair trends, and see which one you suits you best. Half-Shaved HeadIn one bold move, songstress Cassie shaved half of her head – and kept the other half’s long tresses – for a unique and edgy look. Stars like Carmen Electra followed suit, and started the h…

Matching Fringe to Face-Shape

Matching Fringe to Face-Shape

 Now that fringe has gone past being a trend, and established itself as a beauty staple, a fringe cutting guide for your specific face shape seems to be in order. Stylist Antonio Prieto gives a rundown of fringe type-to-face shape pairings to avoid confusing your face shape with another, and thus preventing post-salon frustrations, and subsequent months during which you’ll be spending your time securing your unsuitable fringe with bobby pins. RoundPrieto advises against fringe for round-faced wo…

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…

Beach Ready: Getting a Brazilian Wax

To be completely ready for this beach this summer, you must deal with some pesky hair problems. Take a warm shower and wash your bikini area thoroughly before you head over to the salon.This is not the time to cover up and your wax technician needs to become quite familiar with your intimate parts to do the Brazilian wax correctly.Lie on your back and allow the technician to spread your buttocks apart and place warm wax in the innermost regions. She will then apply a cloth over the wax and then …


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