You’re Invited: John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Holiday Public Event

This season is all about celebrating the holiday, you’ve received several holiday invitations, have a few chic cocktail dresses and perfect shoes set aside, so now all that’s left is your beauty routine. You might be thinking about hair style choices, so why not let John Frieda help you decide. Join John Frieda for complimentary blowouts and hair styling and festive treats at Celsius Bryant Park on Wednesday, November 30th for the John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Holiday Public Event. While you’re enjoying these comp hair services, you can preview the latest John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair has to offer and don’t miss the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind tree adorned with John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair!

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Toast the holidays with yummy hot beverages from Cuisinart and fresh popcorn from Waring Pro. As an added bonus, if you’re one of the first 40 people, you will receive passes for complimentary skate rental. After the event, all tools will be donated to Safe Horizon to help support victims of domestic violence. we probably already know the answer (why would you deprive yourself of this great, free event), but will you be attending the John Frieda Styling Tools by Conair Holiday Public Event?

The Curly Nikki New York City Meetup Sponsored by Mizani

Hundreds of natural hair lovers packed the Millesime Lounge at The Carlton Hotel in New York City for Curly Nikki’s first NYC meetup. The soiree was sponsored by Mizani, who featured new additions to their True Textures Collection; Curl Soft, a weightless leave-in conditioner and Curl Set, a moisturizing high hold jelly.

(From right to left) Janet Hubert, Curly Nikki, and Karyn Parsons


We were also treated by surprise celebrity guests from “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” actresses Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) and Karyn Parsons (Hillary), who came to show their support.

“CurlyNikki has built an amazing network of women who are passionate about natural hair. We’re happy to champion her, and what she’s doing. It coincides with what’s important to us in the beauty industry – a passionate exchange of ideas. “

-Veronique Morrison, MIZANI’s director of education
Nikki and Mizani team member, Rod Horton
Toni Jackson-Garcia preparing to show the results of the Lacers
The model’s hair turned out nicely defined in the end. Not your traditional curl shape

In the midst of all the lovely curlies was lot’s of picture taking and even some styling. Mizani Team member, Toni Jackson-Garcia showed off a new Mizani styling tool called Lacers. These cool little thingys let you achieve defined curls/waves easily, weather your hair is straightened or naturally textured. They’re soft and comfortable too. These are supposed to be available from Mizani, although they seemed to not be available on their website currently. I smell an investigation coming on!

I was a fan of Mizani products when I was relaxed and they are steadily convincing me to try the True Textures line on my natural locks now. I was so inspired by the products and styles I saw there, I rocked big, blow-dried, braidout hair the very next week!

Pat McGrath for LeSportsac 2011 and Covergirl Collection Party

The legendary Pat McGrath, makeup artist for P & G Beauty (which owns Covergirl), has once again collaborated with LeSportsac to create an 8-piece pro cosmetic bag collection. We were one of the lucky few who got to attend the Pat McGrath for LeSportsac 2011 and Covergirl Collection Party. She is legendary and the most influential editorial and celebrity makeup artist in the known world.

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Pat McGrath for LeSportsac 2011

The premier collection, which debuted last year, featured two makeup bags inspired by CoverGirl LashBlast Length Mascara. The 2011 collection is inspired lips, specifically by the CoverGirl LipPerfection lip color collection, and features new exclusive designs and shades from LeSportsac that coordinate perfectly.

The collection ranged from the small Kiss Case to the large Professional Carry All Tote that’s large enough to hold several other pieces from the Pat McGrath for LeSportsac 2011 collection which makes for easy travel. Though we did not get to interview Ms. McGrath at the launch event, she sweetly posed for a photo.

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The Covergirl beauty team was also on hand to offer makeup touchups and beauty tips to all who wanted to experience their great colors in all categories – lips, cheeks, and eyes.

Guests also got to enjoy some yummy treats (a sweet tooth’s heaven), a fantastic view of New York City and deliciously refreshing cocktails. It was the perfect backdrop to celebrate this wonderful, limited edition collection.

The collection will be sold on LeSportsac.com and at LeSportsac boutiques starting this month. Keep an eye out for a coupon for CoverGirl LipPerfection lip color with every bag purchase. What are your thoughts on this collection? Are you excited for the Pat McGrath for LeSportsac 2011 collection?

Carol’s Daughter Spokesbeauties unveil Monoi Haircare at Sephora 34th Street

Two days ago I announced Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks and Cassie would be at Sephora to celebrate the launch of Carol’s Daughter new haircare collection – Monoi Haircare. See the announcement HERE. Well here are some photos from the event as the ladies unveiled their ads. Red carpet ran a bit behind so I didn’t get to shoot Cassie or Mary J. Blige, but Selita Ebanks and Solange Knowles are photographed in from of their posters below

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The front and interior of the 34th Street Sephora was incredibly packed when the ladies hit the red carpet as fans scrambled to catch a glimpse of the ladies and first-hand look at the new Monoi Haircare Collection placed in stand-alone kiosks featuring photos of the Spokesbeauties. We were lucky enough to have access to inside the beauty retailer to capture the kiosks photos, but all the action was outside as the ladies  took photos in front of their Monoi Haircare Collection posters

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Enjoy a few more photos from the ladies’ appearance and unveiling at Sephora 34th St
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Meet Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks & Cassie at Sephora 34th Street

Carol’s Daughter Spokesbeauties Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks and Cassie will join Mary J Blige at Sephora 34th Street tomorrow, May 24th, to help celebrate Carol’s Daughter’s new Monoi Hair Collection. As Carol’s Daughter welcomes a new generation of ambassadors, the brand ushers in an era of beauty that offers universal benefits for the entire spectrum of colors and textures, encouraging every woman to embrace their unique beauty.

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Monoi is a truly inclusive collection—it’s developed to benefit every hair type,” explains Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price. “So it’s fitting that the women representing the collection come from such varied backgrounds. I’m very excited to introduce these strong, beautiful women to our fans as shining examples of what beauty can be.”

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Select fans will get the opportunity to meet Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks & Cassie at Sephora 34th Street, the strong, beautiful, influential new faces of the brand. Beginning at 9am on May 24th, the first 250 customers to make a Monoi Gift Set purchase at the Sephora 34th street location will receive wristbands enabling them to meet Solange, Selita and Cassie in person later that evening (consumers should bring their own cameras to get their photo taken with the Spokesbeauties; one photo per person). Walk-ins will also be welcome during the consumer portion of the event.

WHERE:
Sephora 34th Street
130 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Cross-Streets: On West 34th St. btwn 7th Avenue & Broadway

WHEN:
May 24th, 2011
9am: Monoi purchasing opportunity begins (you’ll receive a wristband allowing you to come back later that evening)
4pm: Wristband holders are allowed to start lining up to meet the Spokesbeauties
8pm: Wristband holders are welcomed into Sephora for a meet and greet with Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks, and Cassie

Couture Hair Color at The Angelo David Salon

I have had the same multi-brown hair color for a long time (it actually started out as black but was lightened by the sun). I usually try to change it up but I as I stated, it’s been a while…..until a visit to the fabulous Angelo David Salon – a premier salon located steps away from Grand Central, that specializes in Luxury Hair Extensions and Additions. The Angelo David Salon offers custom, couture options that allow every client to maximize his or her appearance-potential. Celebrities, career women, socialites and busy moms feel equally welcome at this high-end hair salon and so did I.
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This premier midtown salon features fully customized hair additions, plus cuts, color, Japanese straightening, waxing, makeup application, etc and is heralded by Angelo David Pisacreta (pictured above), who developed a hair addition system that reflects the uniqueness of his clients’ individuality. Since I wanted a vibrant color change, I went for Couture Color, a customized hair color perfectly matched to your skin tone, eye color, and lifestyle. My hair went from a boring multi-brown to a vivacious red – yep, I went from this chocolatey variation

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to this red hot mama

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I am so in love with my hair, it went from looking flat and dull to full of life. I’m getting so many compliments on the color (my ego is officially inflated) – how it brings out my eyes, matches my personality, etc – a friend even said that every time she sees me, she sees something different in my hair. That is absolutely due to the brilliant dimensional color highlights that are present throughout my hair.

The staff at the Angelo David Salon were also brilliant; they’re super sweet and make you feel so comfortable like you’re chatting about whatever with a friend. I can also tell you, Angelo is very hands on with all his customers, making sure everything is going smoothly and that you’re happy with the result. Angelo is actually the one who suggested I get the red color glaze on my hair – the man knows his stuff. His salon is a must if you want a change but aren’t sure which direction to go. Here he is adding some Couture Extensions to a customer’s hair with a few members of his staff

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For more information on the Angelo David Salon, check out their website at http://www.angelodavid.com/ or the Angelo David Salon Facebook Page.

Carol’s Daughter Announces New Spokesbeauties

Carol’s Daughter announces new spokesbeauties for the brand, three lovely and talented women: Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks, and R & B Songstress, Cassie. In a celebration of beauty, each talented woman is proud to represent a brand that is helping to redefine the color of beauty. The three beauties join fellow spokesbeauties, Jada Pinkett Smith and Mary J Blige. Many, like me, did not know that the three ladies come from multi-ethnic backgrounds which fits right in with the direction founder Lisa Price wants to take her brand.

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Photo courtesy of WWD

For more information, pick up a copy of today’s WWD for the Carol’s Daughter: Beauty in Diversity article.

Lasio Studios Launches Formaldehyde-Free Treatment – Keratin Tropic

After several years of fighting the frizz and taming my curly hair, I tried the new formaldehyde-free Brazilian Keratin treatment, The Keratin Tropic from Lasio Studios. Keratin treatments are the most versatile, commitment-free, damage-free way to relax unruly waves and remove frizz. Lasio offers the simplest, most effective products on the market. Their residue-free, lightweight, spray-on treatments are 100% formaldehyde-free and applied in just three simple steps.

The Tropic requires no processing time, reduces 100% frizz and relaxes the curl by 30%-60% for up to three months. The heat activated treatment sits on the cortex of the hair to moisturize and strengthen. Since 2000, Lasio has stood at the apex of revolutionary hair care. At the core of each of their unique reparative hair products is keratin, a naturally created miracle protein capable of restoring strength and shine to even the most processed heads of hair.

Keratin Tropic – can be washed from the hair immediately after application. Free of aldehyde derivatives, this berry-scented treatment is perfect for anyone who wishes to remove frizz but maintain body and wave. Euxyl 702, a gentle preservative, gives this treatment a lifespan of 2-3 months. Suitable for all hair types.

My hair, which looked and felt amazing, light, smooth and very touchably soft, with not a flyaway or my natural curls in sight (as you can see above), was done by stylist, Candy Bencosme. It even made my color more vibrant. I got a chance to interview Candy on the fabulous Lasio Keratin Tropic Treatment.

Believe it or not, women are not the only ones getting the Lasio Keratin Tropic Treatment, while I was getting my treatment, in walks a guy and I mean all man, very cute who came in for the treatment as well. As I’ve never seen that before, I had to do a quick interview (apologies to all and him but I forgot his name). See his interview below:

The Lasio Tropic is not the only new product in the Lasio Haircare Collection, check out a couple of products from the Lasio Keratin line below and see the entire range at Lasio Keratin Products.

1 Day Keratin Treatment – The 1 Day keratin treatment can be washed out after only 24 hours. Hair will stay frizz-free for months;  it has one of the shortest processing times on the market. Lasts 3-4 months. Suitable for all hair types.

4 Day Keratin Treatment – his blend acts as a deep conditioner and straightening treatment all in one; promoting healthy, voluminous, and shiny hair. Lasts 3-4 months. Suitable for all hair types.

Does your hair look more like the right side of the models hair below? Why not try Lasio Keratin Treatments to get it looking more like the left side – smooth, silky and frizz-free.