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Guest men’s grooming review by Terence Buckley at Are You Being.
Glue. Paste. Gook. No, I’m not talking about your summer camp or back-to-school supplies list. I’m referring to the type of hair products many guys have turned to over the years to achieve the over-the-top hairstyles that tend to look crunchy, flaky and gunky; not flattering. In fact, in a survey of more than 2,000 women, they reported that these grooming mishaps can be a major turnoff.
“I’ve been working with guys for more than a decade and I’ve found that many need help with their hair, since not all guys have someone like me to make them look great,” said celebrity hair stylist and grooming expert for AXE Hair, Diana Schmidtke, who styles some of Hollywood’s most notable leading men.
So, maybe us guys don’t know as much as we think we do – when it comes to hair – which is why AXE recently launched their collection of “girl-approved” hair care products to help men fix their hair errors.
Posted on June 20, 2009 by
I know what you are thinking. It’s not even officially summer yet and I’m about to dish to you what the hair trends are going to be this upcoming fall and winter. Well, consider it a head start. At least you can sound like you are ahead of the trends having this information so far in advance. Redken has put out their hair trends report that I am just going to give you verbatim (no point in reinventing the wheel.)
NEW CLASSICS TRADITIONAL STYLES WITH A MODERN TWIST
Classic â€™dos including French twists, chignons and menswear-inspired quiffs are returning to the runway. Far from being retro, these looks are thoroughly modernized with unexpected, softly subversive touches.
â€¢ Revolutionize the classic French twist with height and texture worthy of Marie Antoinette, as seen at Louis Vuitton. Apply thickening lotion 06 body builder, rough dry, curl, backcomb and then pin into a messy French twist.
â€¢ Defined shapes require maximum hold. At Marc Jacobs, Guido used forceful 23 super strength finishing spray to keep his ’80s-inspired â€™dos in place. Layer it on for the extreme, over-lacquered finish seen on the runway.
â€¢ The newest chignons feature a strong side part, with one side swept over the eye and the other tucked behind the ear. Mist on vinyl glam 02 mega shine spray and quick dry 18 instant finishing spray for the look seen at Miu Miu.
Posted on June 19, 2009 by
The do’s and don’ts of datingâ€¦waiting for the phone to ring, the blackberry to buzz or the e-mail to come in. And what about the 3-day rule or as my friends and I like to term it, “standard boy time” (which is usually followed by standard boy answer)?Â The movie “He’s Just Not That Into You” brings the trials and tribulations of relationships and finding a soul mate to the big screen…or if you are me, this is real life.
On February 6th, the day the movie hits theaters, Fabio Scalia Salons â€“ in Brooklyn and in Manhattan’s Jeunesse ‘Spas For Life’ â€“ will run a “He’ll Be Into You Now” special, offering complimentary blow-dries between 2pm â€“ 5pm. White-hot stylist Fabio Scalia is eager to have women walking around with confidence, saying, “All women should feel beautiful, no matter who is or isn’t calling, emailing or texting!”
Fabio Scalia Salons are located at:
Jeunesse ‘Spas For Life’ – 1885 Broadway @ Lincoln Center and 155 Montague Street (Clinton and Henry Streets)
Go look beautiful ladies and make him realize what he’s missing!
Posted on January 22, 2009 by
To get super easy party hair in only a few steps, it is helpful to style your hair the day after shampooing. Freshly washed hair can often be too soft to create an updo that lasts. The day after your scalp has time to produce natural oils that will assist in the styling of these great looks by eliminating fly-aways and helping to secure the hair in place! Aussie Hair Stylist, Sarah Potempa, took the time to lend A Girl’s Gotta Spa! readers some tips to achieve the best hair styles for New Year’s Eve.
Posted on December 22, 2008 by
I absolutely adore great smelling hair. It is that underlying secret to feeling confident and sexy; when my hair looks great and smells great I tend to walk a little bit taller. During the fall/winter months hair tends to get a bit dry, so it is the perfect time to really hydrate with a leave in conditioner, but one that smells incredible like pumpkin? Is doubly nice for the Holidays.
Posted on December 7, 2008 by
We all love the way our hair looks and feels after a fabulous cut, color and blowout by our favorite stylist. And now we can keep it that way in between salon visits with these tips from Elie Elie Salon, the prestigious, ultra-hip hair salon with locations in Tysons Corner Centerand Winchester, VA:
Posted on October 29, 2008 by
Eufora is the first hair product I have come across that uses Aloe Vera gel as its base (vs. water.) From the beginning that told me that the shampoo and Replenishing Treatment were going to work wonders on my hair. As you all know, I color my hair regularly, so from time to time it gets a bit dried out and frizzed.
As mentioned on Eufora’s website–Aloe contains elements that are essential to cellular healing, renewal and growth. Aloe also delivers amazing antibacterial, anti-viral and antiseptic properties. It is a naturally effective solution to help alleviate the symptoms caused by skin and scalp conditions such as acne and dandruff.
Posted on October 12, 2008 by
Aveda’s Pure Abundance Hair Potion was used during New York Fashion Week Runway shows such as Alexander Wang, Preen and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Aveda has been gracious to host a giveaway on A Girl’s Gotta Spa! bequeathing 5 lucky winner’s with this innovative hair product, taking their magical hair product straight from the runway and right to your front door.
Aveda’s Pure Abundance Hair Potion is a unique powder to lotion formula that is aimed to give you texture, volume and that “second day hair” look.
Giveaway runs from September 21 at 9:30pm EST until September 23 at 8pm EST. Retail value is $23, no cash or product substitute is offered. Must be a legal US resident age 18+ to enter. Only one entry per household (per email/IP). Winners are chosen at random and a comment is not necessary in order to win. Enter via the entry box below:
Posted on September 21, 2008 by
One of the most exciting shows I went backstage for was Behnaz Sarafpour. The best part of getting backstage early is avoiding the chaos and getting more one to one time with the talents involved in making the models look spectacular. Not only did I get to really talk with Charlotte Tilbury from MAC, and even chat up Behnaz Sarafpour herself (I know! I was excited too!), but I got to spend a good chunk of time watching Ashley Javier go to work doing what he does best–hair. Read more
Posted on September 15, 2008 by