Monday, September 8th, 2008

MISS SIXTY
Hair lead: Leonardo Manetti for ghd

“Urban Superheroines” – Wichy Hassan, Miss Sixty Designer

The Look
Beautiful, charming and glamorously feminine, a modern homage to the passionate freethinking ideals and values of the 1970’s – liberation, freedom and self-confidence.

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Monday, September 8th, 2008

New York Fashion Week Spring 2009 Alexander Hercocovitch

ALEXANDER HERCHCOVITCH
Hair lead:
Omar Lopez for ghd

“Structured Femininity” – Alexander Herchcovitch

The Look
Inspired by political turmoil in countries across the world, Herchcovitch featured structured military-like designs with ethnic details and voluminous accents.

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Thursday, September 4th, 2008

I’ve spent the past week or two drooling over the above haircut. It just appeals to me, and I couldn’t really tell you why. Perhaps it’s because the model has such amazing features that she can rock this cut. I’ve always gone to the same hair salon for $8 hair cuts–yes, $8 haircuts–but I’ve always wanted to go to a professional hair stylist and have them do my hair. (Not to say they did a bad job; most of my visits were fine, but I didn’t ask for anything beyond lots of long layers!)

Well, I finally took the plunge. I went to Allan’s Salon this afternoon (I was so excited that they had an opening!) after reading all the rave reviews on Yelp!. $65 (and tip) later, and I’m loving my new ‘do! Allan was amazing–I brought in the photo above, but also something less tame, a lot longer, and he said I could totally work the one I wanted. But since I had expressed concern over going super short, he said he would add more length to it. Perfection. Absolute perfection.

I watched him when he did my blow out, to see how I would need to style it myself, and it didn’t look overly difficult. It’ll be interesting when I attempt it myself, but he just used a thermal protectant (duh), thickening spray by Bumble&Bumble, and then some pomade/wax. I think what I am so happy with is it is obviously different from my hair of 21 years, but it doesn’t look overly drastic. I was also thrilled to hear I could go shorter (he said I had the facial features for it) if I wanted to. Never was sure if I could pull off short hair! Nonetheless, parts of my hair had at least 7-8 inches taken off, so it is definitely a lot shorter than it was a few hours ago.

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Sunday, August 31st, 2008

T3 Refresh Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($25.00) is a great way to get another day between washes. What I really love it is to rejuvenate my hair when I go to the beach or pool, because I don’t want to wash my hair too frequently. Instead, I’ll spritz this all over my hair–especially the roots–and my hair will feel lovely and soft.  I took this with me to Hawaii, and I really LOVED using it after we spent a day at the beach.  I kept it in my beach bag, sprayed it on before I got into the car, and it saved me from having to wash my hair everyday.

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