The Flex Brush: The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Both Wet & Dry Hair

Are you ready to hear all about a life-changing hairbrush? We know what you’re going to say, there’s no way this inanimate object is life changing. We’re here to tell you, yes it is. Not only does the amazingly bendable Flex Brush love our hair, it also gives us the best scalp massages we’ve ever experienced which in turn helps relieve our migraines.

If you’ve ever had a migraine or even just a regular headache, you probably own one of those metal massagers with the soft-tipped stainless-steel tips. The Flex Brush feels just as heavenly as that massager. The Flex Brush stimulates your scalp, detangles your hair (wet or dry), and if you blow dry your hair, this hairbrush is the perfect tool to have. With our thick heads of hair and with hair tool brands removing comb attachments on all blowdryers, the Flex Brush is a savior thanks to its vents that allow heat to pass through, making blow drying incredibly quick.

We were first introduced to this incredible brush at the Angelo David Salon (you may remember our previous visits for incredible hair color and getting glam during New York Fashion Week). This was the perfect location, of course, seeing as this mesmerizing hair and scalp loving hair tool was the brainchild of Angelo David Pisacreta and Jacob Guttman, founder, and CEO of Creative Pro Hair Tools.

Whether you have curly hair, thin hair, thick hair, extensions, or a sensitive scalp: The Flex Brush is your go-to hair tool. The Flex Brush bends to perfectly meet the contours of your head, massaging your scalp and stimulating the production of natural oils; hence promoting hair growth, reducing static and preventing breakage. This comfortable and easy to grip hairbrush is made from natural rubber with a soft touch finish coating.

The Flex Brush comes in three sizes and colors: Petite Mixed Bristle – $19.95 (black, blue, and pink), XL Nylon Bristle – $19.95 (black), and XL Mixed Bristle – $25.95 (black, and blue). All varieties of this great hairbrush can be found on www.theflexbrush.com.

RescueHer Kit: The Ultimate Rescue Kit of Essentials for Women

As women, we always like to be prepared, that’s why we tend to carry a big handbag. We want to make sure we have everything we need in case of emergencies, not just for us, but also for friends, family members, etc. We never know when we may need needle and thread, eye shadow, hair accessories, etc. Women are perpetual girl scouts – we are always prepared. Fashion trends aside, if we could, we’d much rather carry a smaller bag because after a while, lugging all that stuff around not only makes our bags heavy, it makes them a cluttered mess. What if a there was a great kit of fix-it-all essentials for us? Thankfully there is a solution to having the emergency items we need while enjoying a less bulky and unorganized handbag – the RescueHer Kit.

The RescueHer kit was designed to make sure that you’re prepared for every occasion or emergency that may happen with carrying around a car-size purse. Lose a button or rip your pants, the RescueHer kit has got you covered. Enjoyed a leafy lunch and now you have something stuck in your teeth? No need to use your nails (yes we’ve all seen this happen), dental floss is only an arms length away. Speaking of nails, have you chipped or broken a nail? Your rescue is literally in the bag. Every problem, from losing the back of an earring to needing emergency tampons and deodorant is solved with the RescueHer kit. With quick access to hair ties, bobby pins, a comb, a bottle of hairspray, and sugar-free minty fresh breath drops means you’ll always look and be your best while on the go.

Other wonderful aspects of this modern day survival kit is that fact that its inside zipper pocket offers added security. Keep your ID, credit cards and cash safely inside. There’s so much inside of each RescueHer kit. Check out what’s included in every chic bag:

Eye Shadow & Contour Palette
Eyeliner Pencil With Sharpener
Full Volume Black Mascara
Bb Cream
Cheek Bronzer
Fresh Breath Drops
Roll On Deodorant
Hairspray
Hair Comb
2 Earring Backs
2 Black Elastic Hairbands
2 Bobby Pins
Nail Glue
Emery Board
2 Makeup Wipe Removers
Mending Kit With 2 Buttons
Safety Pin
2 Single-Use Dental Floss
2 Adhesive Bandages
Tweezers
2 Advil Pain Reliever
2 Kotex Panty Liners
2 Kotex Regular Tampons
And A Silver Metal Purse Strap

Ladies, if you are tired of carrying around a large purse, why not let the RescueHer kit help you downsize. Each kit is only $49.95 each and comes housed in either a black, white, or pink designer bag. This also makes an amazing Mother’s Day gift. What woman wouldn’t love to have everything she needs. Grab your favorite color now on www.rescueher.com.

Smooth as Silk: Keratin Lounge by Lasio Keratin Treatment

Having a full head of naturally curly, coily, and thick hair can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, your hair looks abundant and you can style it any way you please. On the other hand, or at least in our case, you end up with an extreme amount of frizz and flyaways and the cold harsh weather temperatures can strip every bit of moisture out of your hair. What’s a girl to do you may ask? The key is to find a solution that will not only leave your hair protected, and perfectly hydrated, but one that will also control your curls, and tame your frizz. That solution? A Keratin Lounge by Lasio Keratin treatment. Specifically the Mocha Silk Keratin Treatment, a water-based Keratin from the authority of all things Keratin, The Keratin Lounge by Lasio.

What makes this hair experience different from the rest? First of all, the staff at The Keratin Lounge by Lasio are beyond compare. Not just for their abundant talent of hair whispering, but their hospitality as well. As a customer, you are taken cared of from the moment you hit the entrance. So sit back with a glass or two of wine and enjoy the hair magic that is a Keratin Lounge by Lasio Keratin treatment. The particular keratin treatment we enjoyed is a spray-on keratin treatment (the only one on the market) is water-based as previously stated, needs zero processing time,  contains cacao oils and only 0.02% formaldehyde (well below OSHA’s formaldehyde acceptable levels), offers 90% curl reduction, and frizz reduction at 100%. Plus it lasts last up to 4 months. That’s approximately 120 days of freedom from frizz and curl control.

We had the amazing pleasure of treating our natural hair (yes it’s still natural, we still have our curly and coily hair – it’s just more controlled) to the Mocha Silk Keratin treatment at the hands of the amazing Certified Keratin Specialist and hairstylist, Ariannis Pepin. Check out our before and after photos of our Keratin Lounge by Lasio keratin treatment:

Keratin Treatment Steps:

  • Clarify hair 2-3 times (3rd wash leave clarifying shampoo in hair for 5 minutes)
  • Blow dry hair completely dry
  • Part hair three ways and spray entire hair section by section
  • Blow dry hair with keratin treatment completely dry
  • Part hair again in 3 sections
  • Starting from the bottom of the hair, flat iron sections no bigger than a 1-inch at 450 degrees
  • You have the option to wash right away or next morning.
 The after of our Keratin Lounge by Lasio keratin treatment consists of indulging our hair in their Hypersilk by Lasio aftercare line. The cold and drying wintry weather has been especially stressful on our hair and this entire treatment has been revitalizing for my hair. The Lasio Hypersilk is infused with the same keratin that is in the Lasio’s Keratin treatments:
Products that have sodium chloride that can strip the keratin, the Hypersilk line is sodium chloride free and all the products contain keratin. The treatment is heat activated, so a little heat on your and it will be straighter just without any frizz. It is recommended that you wash hair 2 times a week with Hypersilk to prolong your keratin treatment. If you’re thinking of coloring your hair, always do it before any keratin treatment as the color process can also strip the keratin. If you must color after the treatment, wait 2 weeks for single processing and root touch up or bleaching.
Good to do the treatment every 4 months to really start seeing a difference in your hair.

Thanks to the Keratin Lounge by Lasio keratin treatment we had, not only has our hair been frizz-free and revitalized, it feels incredibly silky, looks super shiny and of course wonderfully manageable. So if winter has done a number on your hair and you need a hair savior, check out a Keratin Lounge by Lasio keratin treatment. We think it will be a solution you’re looking for.

GIVEAWAY: Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary Hair Dye

Welcome to Spring, the season of renewal, the season of change and rebirth. What better time to celebrate the season of growth than with a change. And what’s the most fun thing to change? Your haircolor! So we thought why not do a giveaway. Seeing how the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, and the color is perfect for Spring, we’re giving three lucky readers the opportunity to win the Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye in Vivid Velvet. Let’s get to know this collection of temporary bold colors.

The Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye, which retails for $6.99 each, is specifically formulated to work on curly, kinky, or straight hair. This water-based formula is easy to apply, stays where you put it, and washes out with warm water when you are done. It also works amazingly on hair extensions and wigs too. Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye is available in Vivid Velvet, Eclectic Green, Scorching Scarlet, Piercing Pink, Mango Mash, Red Pop, Imposing Purple, and Impulsive Indigo. The Splat hair color kits are made for having fun and expressing yourself, plus it gives you more vivid color without fully committing to a permanent color. All Splat formulas are also cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, ammonia and parabens free, as well as non-GMO.

As we stated above, we’re giving away three Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dyes in Vivid Velvet so you can express yourself with beautiful, bold color. This cool color will also give you the chance to celebrate Pantone’s 2018 Color of the year, Ultra Violet, and the spring season. For a chance to be one of the three winners, enter through the Rafflecopter entry form below:

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Are you ready to try the Splat Hair Color 1 Wash Temporary hair dye and enjoy a vibrant haircolor that works on all hair colors?

The Oscars Hair: Lupita Nyong’o’s Amasunzu Hairstyle by Vernon François

All queens must wear crowns and that is exactly how we can describe Lupita Nyong’o’s stunning Academy Awards hairstyle. To coordinate with her gold and black Custom Atelier Versace, celebrity hairstylist and textured hair whisperer, Vernon François created an elegant and regal Amasunzu inspired hairstyle. These elaborate hairstyles are traditionally worn by Rwandan men and single women noted for their crescent shapes. An Amasunzu hairstyle designates a wearer’s social status and Lupita’s Oscars red carpet hairstyle clearly displays her regality.

“Lupita’s look was inspired by images of Amasunzu hairstyles, which are traditional to Rwandan culture. We wanted something clean and sculpted to accent her dress and show off the neckline.” – Vernon François

To recreate Lupita’s look, Vernon washed her hair with the Pure~Fro Shampoo and Pure~Fro Conditioner which contains keratin to help the hair retain moisture. Vernon then prepped Lupita’s hair with the Mist~Nourishing Water, and Scalp Nourish~Ment Braids and Locs Spray to soothe and protect strands before blow-drying with a round brush. Next, Vernon smoothed her ends using a flatiron, leaving roots authentic. Using only his hands, Vernon molded her hair to create the clean, contoured structure and setting with hairspray. To complete the look, Vernon weaved a gold thread through her hair using a classic stitch technique for a touch of glamour & shine.

We loved how this hairstyle celebrated the texture of Lupita’s hair, as well as celebrating the traditional yet ostentatious  Rwandan hairstyle. The Vernon François products used on Lupita are available now. Retail costs for the Vernon François hair products are as follows: Mist~Nourishing Water -$18.00, Pure~Fro Shampoo -$26.00, Pure~Fro Conditioner – $28.00, and the Scalp Nourish~Ment Braids and Locs Spray – $24.00. All of the hair products are available on www.Sephora.com, select Sephora retailers, and on www.VernonFrancois.com.

What are your thoughts on Lupita Nyong’o’s stunning Academy Awards hairstyle? Are you ready to rock an Amasunzu inspired hairstyle?

Backstage Beauty: Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 Show

Fashion Week shows are not just about the fashion trends walking down the runway, we also anxiously await to see what makeup and hair trends will take center stage next season as well. This season, we journeyed with the Glamsquad beauty team as they did makeup, hair, and nails for a select few runway shows. First up was Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 Show where Kelli J. Bartlett created the fresh-faced beauty looks, Giovanni Vaccaro celebrated easy hairstyles, and Christina Quercia has nails looking super elegant in a barely-there hue.

GET THE LOOK: MAKEUP

For the Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 makeup, the team prepped the skin with a refreshing spray and Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum, followed by hydrating the lips with a nourishing lip balm. To add brightness, apply Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer concentrating the product under the eyes and on the center of the face. Next, neutralize the eyelid with the concealer by applying lightly with your finger. Add structure to the face by applying a cool-toned contour from the Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter Palette in the hollow of the brow bone and cheekbone. Curl the lashes and create definition by bumping L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara in the base without pulling through to the ends. Create a perfect ruby-stained lip by using a mixture of crushed plum and red velvet in the Bobbi Brown Lip Palette. Mix the lip colors on your hand, and then press on to the lip with your fingers for a natural look. Highlight the cheekbone with a glossy translucent highlight followed by applying Kevin Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow Blush to seal the look.

GET THE LOOK: HAIR – Natural Texture

Apply Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam to the roots of the hair and blowout towards the face using your hands
Next, spray Kerastase VIP Volume in Powder throughout the hair from mid-shaft to ends in order to create an airy, lived-in texture. Create a natural look by tucking some hair behind the ear with a few pieces left out around the face.
Finish with L’Oreal Elnett Hair Spray and Ouai Hair Oil if needed on the ends.

GET THE LOOK: HAIR – Braids

Create a strong center part all the way from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck. Apply Ouai Hair Oil combined with French Girl Sea Spray from roots to ends. Brush the hair flat and tuck behind the ears on both sides securing with an elastic. Pull a 1-inch thick piece of hair out of the ponytail and wrap around the elastic. Create a three-strand braid on both sides, secure with an elastic and spray with L’Oreal Elnett Hair Spray.

GET THE LOOK: NAILS (not pictured)

File the nails into a natural round shape with soft edges. Next, hydrate the cuticle with oil followed by a quick hand massage using Essie ‘Many Many Mani’ lotion to soften. Apply one coat of Essie Base Coat, ‘First Base‘,  followed by two coats of Essie ‘Brides To Be’. Finish the look with Essie Topcoat, ‘Good To Go’ and quick dry drops.

What are your thoughts on the beauty looks from the Glamsquad at the JUST IN XX NYFW F/W 2018 Show?

New Beauty Launch: Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break Hair Care Collection

Like us, most of you have lavished your skin in Palmer’s Cocoa Butter products all your life, and most recently Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula skincare products. Well, your hair is about to enjoy the same Palmer’s indulgence your skin has been lavishing in. Palmer’s has launched its new Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break range that works to protect hair so tresses can grow longer, stronger and healthier. Featuring a powerful formulation infused with nourishing Coconut Oil and Palmer’s innovative new Hydro-Ceramide Technology, the Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break line works to replenish the natural lipids of the hair cuticle, helping to improve the strength of the overall follicle while reducing breakage, damage or splitting.

First of all, it smells amazing, and your hair will thank you for drenching it in this tropical healing fruit. For those of you prone to hair breakage, get ready to say goodbye to damaged hair thanks to Palmer’s breakthrough ceramide technology. This hair loving trio of products also boasts no sulfates, no parabens, no phthalates, no mineral oil, no gluten, no dyes, and no silicones.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break Cleansing Oil Shampoo

 

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Zero Break Cleansing Oil Shampoo contains ethically and sustainably sourced extra virgin coconut oil and Tahitian monoi in addition to a hair-healthy blend of sweet almond, macadamia, jojoba, and avocado oils. This silicone-free formula fortifies hair optimal growth and shine without buildup or weighing hair down.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break Strengthening Oil Conditioner

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Zero Break Strengthening Oil Conditioner also contains ethically and sustainably sourced extra virgin coconut oil and Tahitian monoi in addition to a hair healthy blend of sweet almond, macadamia, jojoba, and avocado oils. This silicone-free formula fortifies hair for optimal growth and shine without buildup or weighing hair down.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Zero Break Reconstructor

The Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Zero Break Reconstructor blends protective oils + ceramide-infused cream for hair that is stronger and less prone to breakage.

The Zero Break Cleansing Oil Shampoo and Zero Break Strengthening Oil Conditioner retail for $7.95 each, and the Zero Break Reconstructor is available for $9.95. Get this nourishing and hair protecting trio now at select Target stores.

The 75th Annual Golden Globes Beauty: Red Carpet Glow Up

We all know iconic red carpet looks starts with perfectly prepped skin and hair. We’re sharing three stunning Golden Globes beauty looks from the 75th Annual Golden Globes red carpet that are sure to turn heads. From This Is Us’s Susan Kelechi Watson fabulous natural and curly bob, drama series Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe’s slick back low bun, and Downton Abbey and Cinderella’s Lily James’s glowing skin, these Golden Globes red carpet beauty glow ups are effortless, chic, and totally attainable. Read on for the tips and tricks to replicate the three Golden Globes beauty looks.

Susan Kelechi Watson’s “bobfro” by Vernon François 

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: To recreate Susan’s “bobfro”, start by prepping the scalp with the Scalp Nourish~Ment Braids and Loc Spray followed by the Leave~In Conditioner from root to ends for a dose of hydration and protection. Part and section the hair and create two strand twists and then set under a diffuser or hood dryer. Next, split & separate the twists, concentrating on the bottom to reveal carefree body and volume. To complete the look, pin the sides to hold the hair in place & top off with the Dazz~Ling Spritz Shine Spray for a touch of shimmer.

The Vernon François products used on Susan Kelechi Watson, available on www.Sephora.com and select Sephora retailers, include Scalp Nourish~Ment Braids and Loc Spray ($24.00), Leave~In Conditioner ($28.00), and Dazz~Ling Spritz Shine Spray ($24.00).

Caitriona Balfe hair by Harry Josh for Joico 

Inspiration: “We wanted to keep hair on the modest side, as there’s an important message being portrayed by the women on the carpet tonight. That’s why we decided to go with a tight, slicked-back bun and kept it simple, sleek and chic.” – Harry Josh

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: “Prep is super important to a finished look – the battle of healthy looking hair begins in the shower. To ensure moisturized and healthy hair, Harry Josh started Caitriona’s hair by using the Joico K-Pak Luster Lock as he washed the hair. This deep-penetrating system was left on her hair for minutes before washing out and is a great 3-minute miracle for dehydrated hair, as it gave the high-wattage shine needed for tonight’s red carpet or is even great for day-to-day life.

Harry Josh decided on a very sleek bun for Caitriona’s red-carpet look. First, he started blow drying the hair, making sure to apply the Joico Heat Set Blowout Perfecting Crème to her still wet hair – this helped to diminish frizz or any heat damage, which was important for the sleekness of the look. It was also vital to blow dry the hair downwards using a flat brush, this made sure hair was illuminated and lent to the shininess we were trying to achieve. Once her hair was dried, Harry made sure to apply the smallest drop of the Joico K-Pak Protect & Shine Serum to the ends of Caitriona’s hair to create an ultra-healthy finished look.

To start the styling, Harry created a zig-zag part at the top of her head, then secured all her hair into an extremely tight ponytail in the back using an elastic band. He then started to twist the ponytail around the elastic band until he felt it buckle. Once he felt that buckle, he secured the hair with bobby pins to keep the bun in place. To finish off the look and make sure it appeared extra-glossy, Harry used the Joico Power Spray which not only ensured the hair would stay in place, but also give a high-gloss, almost wet-look finish. Finally, for an extra hint of flair, he decided to use chain-metal panels on the side of the head to create a fun, a-symmetrical look.

PRODUCTS: Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock ($19.99), Joico Heat Set Blowout Perfecting Crème 03 ($14.99), Joico K-Pak Protect & Shine Serum ($17.49), and Joico Power Spray Fast-Dry Finishing Spray ($16.99). Get them all at www.LoxaBeauty.com, Ulta, and www.Ulta.com.

Lily James Makeup by Katey Denno for Biossance

Green beauty expert and celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno worked with Biossance to give British beauty Lily James a golden glow for tonight’s awards. Before creating her effortless makeup look, Katey prepped Lily’s skin by pressing in 5-6 drops of Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil to brighten and even out her skin tone. On the areas where Lily needed an extra boost of hydration, Katey massaged a few drops of Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer. For an all-over glow, Katey added a few additional drops of the Gel Moisturizer to her decolletage, back and arms.

All of Biossance’s products are made with the brand’s 100% plant-based and sustainable Squalene Oil, a weightless oil that hydrates and locks in essential moisture.

What do you think of these Golden Globes beauty looks? What were your favorite Golden Globes beauty red carpet moments?