Hot Hair Trend — Braids!

It’s the hairstyle that is popping up on both the red carpet and city streets everywhere – braids. This season’s ultimate accessory is practical and pretty and can be styled in numerous ways, from a French braid to a fishtail and everything in between. You don’t have to spend a lot of time re-creating this chic trend, which has been seen on celebrities like Jessica Alba, Nicole Ritchie and Jessica Simpson. Now, you can add some boho appeal to your hair with a variety of options for braided extensions:

POP Clip-In Braid ($9: ULTA and ULTA.com): No weaving knowledge necessary—the POP Clip-In Braid is attached to a small pressure-sensitive clip that can be added to your own hair as an accent, or to a hair piece or ponytail.

Hairdo 4-Braid Band Duo ($16: QVC.com): Say good-bye to bad hair days and hello to a brand new look with the help of these four-braid brands. Wear closely together for a smooth polished look, or separate them and go boho chic–either way, you’ll turn heads.

Dancing with the Stars Bellissima Braid Band ($10: Folica.com): This fishtail braided headband is easy to attach to any hairstyle to give you a fabulous hair accent in an instant.

InStyler Giveaway!!!

The InStyler

Time to win, ladies and gents!!! I have TWO InStyler Rotating Irons worthe $99.95 each to give away.

I love my Instyler because it straightens and curls my hair quickly and easily. Check out my review at  https://fortyflirtyfabulous.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/make-your-hair-fabulous-with-the-instyler/ to learn more about this fab hair styling tool.

To win, leave a comment letting my know why you would like to try the Instyler.  I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, September 9, 2011. Please, entries only from the United States and Canada.

Good luck, everyone!

Add Some Volume to Your Hair With Clip-In Extensions by POP and HairDo

Wonder how the dancers and  celebrities in Dancing with the Stars plus pop sensation Jessica Simpson get their great voluminous hair? Clip-in extensions! These allow easy changes in hair styles — you don’t have to commit to one style! So much fun!

Bango Tango by Dancing with the Stars ($22.00 USD) is a very blunt bang that allows you to achieve a prominent fringe without any cutting of your natural hair combined with Heat-Friendly synthetic fiber that can be styled using a flat iron or curling iron, up to 350 degrees. It also features 3 pressure sensitive clips; two that tuck into the front hairline and one to attach to the back of the piece.

What I think: Thinking about getting bangs? I was. Bango Tango is a great way to try a cute full fringe without committing to a hair cut. I found out that it is not the look for me, but my bang-less hair is still in tact!

I love the Bump Up the Volume by hairdo ($99.00 USD)! This is a one piece clip in volumizing extension made with heat-friendly synthetic hair. The overall length measures 21 inches from top to bottom and can be cut and styled to blend with hairstyle. Instantly create lift and volume at the crown where you need it most. Created by celebrity stylist Ken Paves and tested on Jessica Simpson herself, you can take your hair to new heights, without teasing and using hairspray. The half-circle base has 4 pressure sensitive clips which secures firmly in place without damaging your own hair. There are also flexible wires built-in to the base which allow you to push up for extra height.  Available in 11 salon inspired colors.

What I think: This is so easy to use! I love how easy it is to apply and that you can adjust the size of the bump that you want by pushing up the bottom of the piece and clipping it in. It looks really cool in a ponytail — my hair is thin and it gives me extra thickness. You can also curl it or wave it and wear it loose.

Go! Go! Girl by Dancing with the Stars ($49.00 USD) is a 19″ V-Shaped 1 piece clip-in extension that offers incredible volume and layers, yet has a compact, comfortable fit combined with Heat-Friendly synthetic fiber that can be styled using a flat iron or curling iron, up to 350 degrees. It features 6 pressure sensitive clips for easy, secure attachment.

What I think: It looks extremely natural under a layer of your hair —  smooth your hair over it and the layers look like they are yours! The only downfall is that it is a bit heavy.

Visit www.hairextensions.com and www.hsn.com to purchase these amazing hair pieces.

New V05 Perfect Hold Styling Products

New V05 Perfect Hold Styling Products

With gas prices rising, I am on the lookout for affordable beauty products. If you want hair styling products that work well and are extremely affordable, try V05 Perfect Hold Styling Line.  This line consists of 4 different products are formulated with a unique polymer blend that assures long-lasting, all-day hold and a lightweight feel.  The products in the line are:Perfect Hold Aerosol Hairspray — This lightweight aerosol hairspray is formulated with a select blend of polymers to provide strong hold while still leaving hair feeling healthy.

Perfect Hold Non-Aerosol Hairspray — This non-aerosol hair spray has a multi-polymer system known for benchmark levels of humidity resistance, providing strong hold while leaving hair feeling soft.

Perfect Hold  Styling Mousse — This mousse prevents frizz and holds curl in place with it’s unique multi-polymer system, while giving hair the bounce and shine it deserves.

Perfect Hold Styling Gel — This gel is formulated from a base designed for simplicity to provide great styling hold without stiffness, even in humidity.

These product each retail for $2.00 USD — which is phenomenal for the quality you get. The non-aerosol hairspray is my favorite because it imparts a shine and leaves my hair soft. The gel also gibes great shine and the mousse is perfect for curly girls. Plus, the scent is very nice — my teenage daughter took the aerosol hairspray and uses it over expensive hairsprays that she owns because of the great scent!

These products are available at drugstores and mass-market retailers near you. Enjoy the savings!

Does Your Hair Need Help? Try It’s a 10!

It’s a 10 hair styling products operates on the belief that an excellent multipurpose product that delivers salon-quality results will change the appearance of hair.

This is just what our hair needs for this time of the year. The air is getting colder and dryer, but we need our hair to look better than ever for all of the holiday festivities. Try one of the following products to get your hair in shape.

Miracle Styling Serum — Bring out the best dimension, fullness and shine each and every time you style with It’s a 10 Miracle Styling Serum. Never before has such a small amount of product made such a noticeable difference on all types of styles. It defines curls with bounce and body. It makes straight styles sleek and flowing. And it protects hair from heat styling and environmental damage with several naturally derived ingredients:

Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil — a natural antioxidant  that protects and softens hair; Noni Fruit Oil — nourishes, moisturizes and repairs damage to the hair shaft while also improving elasticity; Castor Oil Copolymer — moisturizes scalp and hair, prevents and helps reduce damage, provides deep conditioning, reduces frizz and stimulates healthy hair growth; Natural Fragrance — created with hints of rose, geranium and citrus.

The It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product is an ideal solution for smoothing hair, eliminating frizz, restoring shine, and enhancing natural body. As well, it is an excellent nourishing treatment that can be used alone and/or as a restorative styling product that leaves hair soft and bouncy. Made with numerous natural ingredients our Miracle Leave-In Product works with all hair types to bring out natural luster and manageability while also making hair stronger and healthier with every use.

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product is fortified with natural ingredients such as: Panthenol — a highly effective strengthener; Sunflower Seed Extract — natural sunscreen that guards against color fading and/or brassiness; Green Tea Leaf Extract: shields hair from environmental damage with powerful antioxidants; Silk Amino Acids — restores natural moisture balance while adding strength and shine; Citric Acid (Vitamin C) — a powerful antioxidant that defends hair’s natural strength and beauty.

Visit www.itsa10haircare.com to find a salon near you that carries these fab hair products.

Be Good To Your Hair With Ted Gibson Salon Products

Want to try a lovely luxury brand of hair care? Try Ted Gibson products. Ted Gibson is deeply rooted in the belief that beauty is individual. The website states,

“Our mission is to create a line of luxury products that are effective and simple to use. By combining the most modern technology with the highest quality ingredients available, we are creating a regiment of products for everyone, which will inspire people to recognize their individualized beauty.

Our philosophy is to provide the finest, most technologically advanced products to people enabling them to recognize their beauty and to turn frustration into freedom.”

I recently tried this luxury hair care brand. The following are some of my favorite products:

daily cleanse® shampoo is formulated with five different cleansers to achieve professional results. Ted Gibson’s trademark Wild Orchid extract, combined with silk proteins, biobotanical extracts and bioflavonoids work together to make hair color sparkle. Silicone polymers saturate the hair fibers and add strength, stamina and dimension. This cleanser creates a rich, lustrous lather that not only lifts away soils, deposits, build-up, environmental contaminants and excess sebum to leave hair and scalp clean, but it also creates manageability and helps to achieve a gorgeous shine.

daily nourish® contains 9 different conditioning agents that saturate the hair shaft, strengthen the hair’s inner cortex and increase elasticity, manageability and ease of wet and dry combing and styling. Ted’s signature Wild Orchid extract tones and conditions the scalp, preventing moisture loss. The feel of the hair after using this conditioner is what it’s all about soft and healthy is an understatement.

tame it shine lotion® tame and calm fly aways, add shine and texture to all hair types. Inspired by the secrets of red wine, our merlot complex creates luscious body, bold movement and intense shine to your hair.

What I think: I think this collection works together well to give a great everyday cleansing and conditioning. The conditioner is not a deep one, so if you have very dry hair, a deep conditioner is needed. I also really enjoy the tame it lotion. It works well to further condition my hair.

Visit www.tedgibsonsalon.com to learn more. Enjoy!

Ed Hardy Launches NEW Hair Clips, Headbands & Styling Mirrors

IGP Beauty, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of the Ed Hardy Vintage Collage Hair Accessories & Mirrors Collection featuring an array of clips, headbands, and hand held mirrors. This line allows the true Ed Hardy fan to unleash their imagination and take hairstyling to the next level by incorporating this line’s hot pink motif mixed with an array of bright, action packed images into your daily beauty routine.
 
Incorporating a bold infusion of the most popular artwork from Ed Hardy’s world famous clothing line, these accessories feature a collage of fashion forward colors and designs ideal for the trendsetter at heart. Pair these accessories with your favorite Ed Hardy Blow Dryer, Flat Iron, and Brush sets to fuse even more flair to your hair.

What I think: I love the hair clips and headbands. They are so original and very pretty, with the Ed Hardy prints. My favorite product from the line is the mirror with the Koi/Love Kills print. It is a nice size to keep on a dresser and is perfect for makeup application.

To purchase visit beauty supply stores such as www.ulta.com,   www.beautybrands.com and  www.folica.com. You can learn more at www.igpbeauty.com

Win The Instyler!!!

The Instyler

Announcing my Instyler giveway! On September 18, 2010 I will choose a reader to win an Instyler. Just leave a comment on my blog telling my why you would like the Instyler and I will choose a name randomly.     

I love my Instyler because it straightens and curls my hair quickly and easily. Check out my review at  https://fortyflirtyfabulous.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/make-your-hair-fabulous-with-the-instyler/ to learn more about this fab hair styling tool.   

So don’t forget to enter and GOOD LUCK!!!