Category Archives: Hair

Join the Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy 7-Day Challenge

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So much attention is focused on the ends of our hair but really, a healthy scalp is the foundation for beautiful, strong, healthy hair. This is much like skincare, if you don’t take care of your skin, all the makeup in the world doesn’t matter. So let’s change that!

Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy is issuing us a challenge. Give them 7 days and they will give you stronger, more beautiful hair.They’re betting you’ll be amazed by the results! Just head over to the Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Facebook page and enter for a chance to win samples of their products. I’m excited to try the Damage & Repair line. After several years of constant coloring (and lately bleaching), my hair needs some rehabing.

So who’s with me? I’ll be taking the challenge and showing you my hair’s before and after shots at the end of my 7-days. Want to join me? Just post your shots on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #pgclearchallenge and we’ll find them!

Note: This is a sponsored post but all opinions are our own.

Making a Holiday Hair and Lip Statement with Revlon

My favorite holiday (Thanksgiving – stretchy pants day!) is in less than a week. I love everything about Turkey Day – especially the sides – but also that it is the official start of the holiday season. Which means holiday parties! And of course, deciding what to wear to those holiday parties. We teamed with Revlon this month to share some festive party hair and makeup inspiration. We promise – this look is quick and easy but will make it look like you spent a ton of time glamming it up.

Hair accessories very in the moment right now, so the look in the video centers around a statement hair jewel. I pulled my hair (which is now past the middle of my back) into a side bun and secured it with clear elastics before affixing a sparkly clip. My hair is far too long to use the clip to hold all of my hair so this alleviates the stress of a potential hair mishap mid-party. My makeup is simple with a bright red lip, which is always perfect but especially so during the holidays. I’m wearing Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherry Blossom, which is one of those classic colors that will work for everyone.

For more statement hair looks, click on over here to see the other Revlon bloggers in action.

NOTE: Click on the video image above to watch.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Revlon has contracted us to develop videos each month to highlight trends on InStyle.com.

Curl Power! Unleash Your Curls with Paul Mitchell

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Have you shared your curl confession yet? Do it now! On November 15th, Paul Mitchell is lighting up New York and Los Angeles to tell the truth about curls and show them off in all their glory. To join in, upload a picture of your own Curl Confessions on the Truth About Curls Facebook app or use Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #curlconfession. Check out the projections in person (locations to be announced on their Facebook page) and scan the QR code, you could win products from the Truth About Curls line!

Beachy Waves in the Fall with Paul Mitchell's Ultimate Wave

We may be in the beginning of fall but in our neck of the woods, it still feels like summer and we’re rocking beachy waves thanks to Paul Mitchell’s Ultimate Wave. It’s a cream-gel that helps smooth hair while conditioning it and giving it texture, keeping it touchably soft and frizz free. Curious about this wonder cream-gel? Find it at a salon near you.

That, ladies, is how we like our curls. How about you? How do you like to rock your curls? Share your curl confession with Paul Mitchell on Facebook!

Garnier Sleek & Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment

Argan Oil is pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to my hair, a few drops of it before blow-drying makes a world of difference in the look and feel of my hair. What is not the best thing ever is the price tag associated with that little brown bottle. Now you can trade in that bottle for a new amber colored bottle, Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment, that does everything the other oil does but for a fraction of the price.

Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment will be your hair’s new best friend. There’s so many ways to use this oil and it works on all hair types. You can use it in the shower; just take a few drops and add it to your conditioner for an extra boost. Use it on wet hair like I do, hair will be softer and more manageable. Or use it dry, a drop is all you need to smooth away frizz and add some shine at the same time.

If you have not tried the wonder that is Argan Oil, the best thing about it is that it doesn’t leave your hair feeling greasy, it leaves no residue behind. I don’t know about you but I like my hair feeling soft and smooth without being weighed down. This does the job and does it for only $5.99 for a bottle. It’s a small price to pay for de-frizzified hair, right?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Garnier Fructis but all opinions are my own.

Paul Mitchell's Truth About Curls

Every gal with straight hair wishes they had curly hair but we don’t really know the truth about curls. Paul Mitchell does and they are introducing a new line of products to help detangle, fight frizz, define and smooth unruly curls. They want you to confide in them and tell them the truth about your curls. Give them your #curlconfession and join in the conversation on Facebook.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Paul Mitchell.

Beauty VIP of the Week: Living Proof Restore Revitalizing Spray

The list of multi-use beauty products we love are almost entirely for the face. Stains that work on the lips and cheeks or highlighters that double as eyeshadow, usually. When it comes to hair, it’s generally more prescriptive. Shampoo to cleanse, conditioner to hydrate, serum to smooth, etc. One product I rarely use is hairspray, even thought it would definitely help my curls hold a little longer. Which is why this week’s Beauty VIP, Living Proof Restore Revitalizing Spray, is so brilliant. It’s a styling hairspray that protects against heat and UV damage and can be used on wet or dry hair. It gets major bonus points for being odorless and not building up in the hair. I only wash my hair (using water) a few times a week, so products that leave residue in my hair are not welcome in my routine.

This spray + Beachwaver waves = pretty, shiny, smooth, protected hair. I’m not surprised that it’s Living Proof to come out with such an inventive product. Check it out here.

Beauty VIP of the Week: Sarah Potempa "The Wrap-Up"

Meet Sarah Potempa’s “The Wrap-Up.” This bendy little contraption is the key to a perfect bun. Be it a chic top knot, a low bun or even a cute tousled, messy-ish “up-do,” The Wrap-Up can do it. Our first experience with Sarah Potempa and her brills Beachwaver Curling Iron (see here for our review) prompted us to immediately try every device she makes. Miss Potempa is the best thing to happen to my hair this year. The Wrap-Up is far easier for me to use than a sock to achieve the perfect bun. For the life of me, I cannot roll and tuck that sock. But I’ve mastered The Wrap-Up. It’s simple.

Or, you could just watch this video for a visual tutorial. I can’t get enough of this, which is why it is this week’s Beauty VIP. The proof is in the pictures….

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Yarok Feed Your Hair, a Hip Apotheca Future Favorite

Stark Skincare Grapefruit Cleanse + Hydrate Balm, Jouer Glistening Powder and Tacha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers are a few of my favorite products. Of course, there was a point in time where they were new to me. The discovery and testing of products that will eventually be the ones we can’t live without is what makes the trial and error of being a beauty addict so fun. Channeling this very concept is my new online obsession, Hip Apotheca. It’s an online eco-apothecary that sells some of my existing favorite brands, like One Love Organics and TAY, and others that I am just starting to get to know, like John Masters Organics and Yarok.

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