Pretty in Pink: OK! Magazine and SPLAT Haircolor Event w/ Ariana Madix

As you’re well aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’re already highlighted several products that you can purchase to support the cause year’ round (and we will be highlighting more soon). Today we’re highlighting a wonderful event we attended to raise awareness for Breast cancer and early stage detection. OK! Magazine and SPLAT Haircolor, with host Ariana Madix from Vanderpump Rules, treated invited guests to a sake bar, delicious pink treats, pink SPLAT hair accents, polish changes with a pink Breast Cancer nail decal, and a SPLAT photo booth at the OK! Magazine and SPLAT Haircolor Pink Hair, We Care event.


OK! Magazine and SPLAT Haircolor offered guests hair styling with two pink SPLAT Hair Chalk colors – Dusty Rose, and the new Pink Hearts (featured above). SPLAT Hair Chalk is a beautiful way to add pastel color highlights to your hair. The chalk slides on dry and instantly adds just the right touch of color. SPLAT Hair Chalk comes housed in a small compact that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, making it easy to hold onto and apply to your hair. The result is a soft color that is easy to brush, curl or style after application.

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We had a great time talking all things beauty with Celebrity Colorist Stephanie Brown and OK! Magazine Beauty Editor Alana Peden, as we sipped on Bartenura Moscato, and indulged in pink cupcakes, and other delicious sweet treats.


The evening ended with fun pics at the photo booth, the opportunity to take home the SPLAT Hair Chalk in our choice of pink hue and a promise to rock pink hair to show that we care. There’s still time to show your support for the cause and of course you can support Breast Cancer research all year round and not just in October.

Talking Tresses | The Ombre Hair Colour Effect

I’ve wanted to try the ombre hair colour trend for quite a while, but I needed to decide on style, colour gradient, how much of hair would be ombre, and of course where would I get it done. Since I’ve had such wonderful experiences at the Angelo David Salon, they were my obvious choice for my visit. Many people mistake the ombre effect as having dark roots and lighter hair strands, but the word ombre is actually French for “to shade”, a gradient effect that subtly changes from roots to tips. I knew I wanted lighter on the bottom and hoped for a bit of a rose gold effect. Sadly on the day of my colour, I forgot the pale pink that I needed, so this posts only highlights the golden effects. Once again, my hair was put into the fabolous and talented hands of Ivy, and as you can see my the amazing results, she is amazing.

My natural hair color is black….and I mean black, so Ivy had to take my full head of hair down a few levels before we could start on the ombre. You may remember how dark my hair color was from my last visit to the Angelo David Salon during New York Fashion Week, but here’s a before picture on the day of colour:

The process was a long one because I am blessed with a lot of thick hair, and because of the leveling down. I spent most of the day looking like I was either trying to contact aliens or block the government with the amount of foil I had in my hair (it was hilarious), but a few glasses of wine took my mind off my “tin head”.

Apart from the fact that I forgot the pink, I love the results; so have several of my friends and a few strangers have stopped me to give compliments and ask questions on my experience. After a bit of a resting stage, I do plan on adding the pale pink. meanwhile, I am taking Ivy’s advice and keeping my hair moisturized and properly hydrated. Check out a few more photos of my new color from various angles:

Are you a fan of the ombre hair colour trend? Is there a hair colour trend that you want to try? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Get Customized Hair Color at Home w/ eSalon

Don’t you hate it when you use a box color at home and either the color isn’t want you thought (or wanted) or somehow it gets screwed up and you end up with unintentional green hair. Wouldn’t you like someone to tell you what your perfect hair color is just by looking at your hair, skin-tone, etc and without breaking your budget or leaving the comfort of your home? In comes in eSalon, a ground-breaking way to get the hair color that’s right for you with hi-tech, on-demand products. This breakthrough beauty brand is set to meet all your growing hair color needs.

So what exactly is eSalon? It is the first and only online subscription service to create customized and professional hair color that is delivered directly to you to use at home. Unlike traditional boxed hair color and even other hair color services, eSalon’s hair color is color that is made up of a specific mixture and blend of shades that perfectly matches your color needs. eSalon offers thousands of color variations, with endless possibilities for your perfect match.

How does eSalon find your perfect color? Easy, they take into account your natural hair color, amount of gray hair you have, your previous color, hair texture and condition, your desired color, and other variables. The result is a custom formulated hair color that you could never get in any boxed color or off the shelf. Every order is custom blended, bottled, packaged, and sent to you. They even provide personalized instructions customized for each individual.

You can purchase eSalon’s hair color as a one time use for $19.95 (boxed hair color usually goes for $15.00 and a salon visit is a minimum $80.00) or have your custom color re-sent to you every 4, 6 or 8 weeks, depending on how often you want to color your hair. Why not get your eSalon “made for you” custom hair color now. You’ll also love their Color Kiss Root Touch Up, currently available in 10 shades, with 10 more on the way), Tinted Love Color Enhancer, Heart Lock It Color Safe Shampoo, Love Unconditionally Color Safe Conditioner, Shining Armor Renewing Treatment Oil, Perfect Ending Leave-in Conditioner and lots of hair coloring tools and accessories including hair clips, coloring bowls, smocks, etc.

If you;re looking to brighten up your dull color, add some dimension or want to try a new hair color, it’s all just a click away to eSalon.

Tracee Ellis Ross Hosts Optimum AMLA Legend New Product Launches Event

SoftSheen-Carson continues to create breakthroughs in hair care with the new product additions to their Optimum AMLA Legend Collection. Their recent hair care launches includes four products enriched with the Amla Superfruit from India. First, a quick refresher about AMLA Oil – it is a powerful anti-oxidant, rich in vitamins and minerals, and is known for its naturally rejuvenating properties. In other words, salvation for damaged hair.

Hosted by Johnny Wright, SoftSheen-Carson’s Artistic Style Director and actress Tracee Ellis Ross, we were introduced to the wonders of The NEW Optimum Amla Legend Styling Ritual Line, three products which include Optimum AMLA Legend Enchanted Finish Hold + Polishing Spray, Optimum Amla Legend Treasured Temple Edge Tamer, Optimum Amla Legend Lustrous Body Blow Dry Mousse, as well the Optimum Amla Legend Miraculous Black Oil Dull Defying Hair Color.

Optimum AMLA Legend Enchanted Finish Hold +Polishing Spray – Optimum’s first waterless hold + polish spray moisturizes and sets styles while providing timeless hold and lustrous shine – $6.99

Optimum AMLA Legend Treasured Temple Edge Tamer – Smoothes frizz and flyaways, provides all day humidity and resistance and frizz control – $6.99

Optimum AMLA Legend Lustrous Body Blow Dry Mousse – Oil-infused conditioning for flexible hold with silky texture – $6.99

AMLA Legend Miraculous Black Oil Dull Defying Hair Color is comprised of a 3-­shade palette, including: Jet Black, Natural Black and Natural Dark Brown. Featuring a unique, ammonia-free oil blend, this gentle tone-on-tone, demi-permanent, home hair color enhances your natural color, while visibly improving and restoring hair, transforming strands to become smoother, shinier and healthier.Color can be used every 6-8 weeks – $8.99

The most amazing thing I found out about the the product, besides it’s amazing effect on your hair, is that all the ingredients are natural and those same ingredients were used to create the event’s signature drink – a delicious smoothie (one I kept devouring too quickly to remember to take a photo).

Models were on hand to show us the amazing results of using the Optimum AMLA Legend products has on various hair textures and lengths. As you will see, the models hair were all beautiful; conditioned with incredible shine, and were all long-lasting (they had their hair done in the morning and we were at the 5pm session – there were no touchups).

We were allowed to touch the models hair and we can confirm that they all felt soft, light and not at all stiff or hard. Amla Legend Rejuvenating Ritual Stylers is now available in mass, drug and beauty supply stores nationwide.

Color Wow Root Cover Up | The Next BIG Hair Innovation

Do you find yourself plagued with grey roots or maybe it’s the opposite and constantly have to get your dark roots lightened? Either way, there is a quick fix that will save you time and money. Created by the Gail Federici, co-founder of the John Frieda hair care company, Color Wow Root Cover Up camouflages your roots instantly for perfect color every day.

This unique, water-resistant, professional powder binds to hair without being sticky or oily and without your hair looking dull. Color Wow Root Cover Up is a fast and easy way to dramatically extend the time between coloring and is a great way to extend the life of highlights/streaks with no mess; Root Cover Up also lasts from shampoo to shampoo and no telltale roots means no one will ever know that you color your hair. Color Wow Root Cover Up is currently available in four versatile shades – Blonde, Light Brown, Medium Brown and Dark Brown with Platinum Blonde and Black available soon.

To find out more about this essential hair product, I had the pleasure of interviewing celebrity hair colorist and Color Wow Artistic Director, Denis DeSouza.

Try Color Wow Root Cover Up for yourself to see the dramatic but natural-looking difference you can achieve. Each Root Cover Up is available online at and retails for $34.50. 

Discover John Frieda’s Color Protection Technology Collections

John Frieda introduces a few new additions to their Color Care Collection and brings the future of color protection technology to today. Achieve and protect your rich and vibrant color with the following products which boast John Frieda’s Color Protection Technology, including the John Frieda Precision Foam Color and John Frieda Color Protecting Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner (shown in Brilliant Brunette) – they are also available in Everlasting Blonde Color Preserving Shampoo & Conditioner and Radiant Red Color Protecting Shampoo & Conditioner.

The John Frieda Precision Foam Color is new and improved – with a thicker, denser, more saturating foam formula, it locks in rich color longer. Get improved color performance, improved coverage and durability with this salon-caliber, at-home hair color. The Salon Blends range, a collection of some of the most popular custom blends created by salon colorists, also sees two new colors added to the collection – Dark Cool Espresso Brown (4PBN) and Medium Chestnut Brown (5NBG). These and all the other colors are available now at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide.

Formulated with crushed pearls and sweet almond oil, the advanced moisturizing formulas of the John Frieda Color Protecting Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner addresses the way brunette color fades on three color dimensions. It protects and preserves brunette color as it rehydrates and replenishes dry hair. Like the improved Precision Foam Color collection, the color protecting shampoos and conditioners are available at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide. will you be trying out the latest John Frieda’s Color Protection Technology products?

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.

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 or the Angelo David Salon Facebook Page.