Monday, January 23, 2012

Braids Galore

I am so excited!!!

I have a weakness for braids. Loose braids, French braids, fish braids, sleek braids, braid buns....ok I'll stop; starting to sound like bubba gump.

How will you be wearing your hair in 2012?

The uneven cut is the first short hair trend for 2012, I've been rocking that for a while now and am craving something different. Experts are predicting more short hair trends to try in 2012 so I'll keep you posted on those.


Not since the 90s has short hair been such a mainstream trend, but what about those of you--that I envy--with long hair?

Here are some ways to update your hairstyle for 2012.

The 2011 trend for braids is really hitting its stride in 2012. There will be more variations than we’ve ever seen before.

You’ll want to grow your hair (or try clip in extensions) to achieve these beautiful braided 'dos.

I miss my long hair! In my best Snookie voice... "WAHHH"!!

SO, short hair or long hair, work with what you've got :)


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Golden Globes Favorite Look

HI there!!!! 

Wow, it's been a while.  No excuse other than Holidays, working, and social life but I'm happy to be back and writing.  Who watched the Golden Globes?  I have this sick obsession with watching award show red carpets.  I love seeing the hair and makeup trends on the carpet, I've loved it since I was a little girl. 

I j'adored Charlize Theron's Dior--makeup, dress, the whole nine. And even though that bejeweled headband was a little controversial, it worked for me in the end. Here is the beauty breakdown (hair and makeup).


Charlize's stunning hair look designed by her master hair stylist Enzo Angileri.

The head-turning look was the epitome of modern, romantic glamour. “I wanted her hair to have a casual feeling, very soft, almost as if she had pulled it together herself,” explained Enzo.

“I made the most of Charlize's natural waves, and created the style around her texture. The design itself is modern, asymmetrical, and just a little messy.Charlize wore a dramatic Cartier diamond headband and when you have such an important piece of jewelry, it can become too much, almost old-fashioned, if you have slick, over-styled hair. I wanted to create an updo that combined a bohemian, romantic, and casual mood, but was strong enough for the red carpet.”

How the Look Was Created

“I started with already dry, naturally waved hair, and curled small sections with a 2” curling iron to enhance the volume and texture. I used the larger iron because I didn't want to curl her hair, but to refine the natural wave. This helped create an effortless transition from her natural look to red carpet.”

“Once finished, I lightly misted the curled sections with Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray. After a few minutes, I completely brushed through her hair with a Moroccanoil Ionic Ceramic Paddle brush to eliminate any trace of separation, for a natural, clean look with a romantic, soft texture.”

“Next, I swept the hair to the left and made three sections. I pulled and rolled the first two into a loose bun and pinned them, working with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray throughout the process to control and hold the hair in place. I released and wrapped the last section under and around the bun and pinned it. Finally, I adjusted and freed strands in the bun so it looked even more unstructured, messy, and a bit wispy.”

“I also sprayed the hair with Moroccanoil Frizz Control, the key product to making this look work and photograph well. Moroccanoil Frizz Control made any flyways disappear, gave me more control of the hair and the look of the bun, and kept everything frizz-free through the evening. I then placed the Cartier diamond headband into the style.”

Definitely using this look on one of my brides this year!  LOVE IT!

Have a wonderful week guys :)