How many times have you gone out and bought a new hair product only to get it home and never use it? Yes, us too! But there's a few products we've put in the bathroom cupboard and then actually taken out again. These are the products are editors' see as hairstyling staples, so you can us trust us when we say they work! Try them! Let's go.
We've already revealed the secret to creamy, milky blonde locks; and now we're moving onto brunettes. If you dye your hair brown, chances are you're already a lighter or darker version naturally, so all of these products will work in your favour. The trick to having enviable brown hair is the richness in colour and glossy shine you can create with proper maintenance and care. Colour locking shampoos are good, but then why go and turn your hair a weird shade of grey with regular dry shampoo? Colour depositing shampoos are also your friend, along with hair accessories that create volume. Everyone loves a bouncy brunette. . .
- Aveda Invati Exfoliating Shampoo and Invati Thickening Conditioner
- Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine 72H Shampoo and Conditioner for Thick, Dry and Frizzy Hair
- Pantene Pro V Beautiful Lengths Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner
- Shu Uemura Art of Hair Full Shimmer Shampoo and Conditioner
- Tresemmé Split Remedy Split End Shampoo and Conditioner
Editor's Pick: Tresemmé Split Remedy Split End Shampoo & Conditioner. "You really can't beat the value of this shampoo and conditioner. It leaves my hair silky smooth but not weighed-down, and I definitely noticed a difference to the look of my split ends. I finished with the range's Sealing Serum which I think makes all the difference when it comes to haircare. Everything needs to work together!" — Alison, POPSUGAR Australia health and beauty editor
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Last night's David Jones Spring Summer Fashion Launch was the perfect mix of classic '60s inspired hair and feline makeup. It was Jessica Gomes' first show as the official face of the department store giant, and the exotic beauty was joined by Australia's Next Top Model winner turned international runway star, Montana Cox, and local faces like Louise Van Der Vorst and Samantha Harris. The runway looks were held up by fine-tuned skin and gold pigment eyes and slanted false lashes. Shu Uemura's international artistic director, Mr. Kakuyasu Uchiide called the two makeup looks "poolside chic", and we tend to agree. Click through to see Jessica, Montana and the other catwalk beauties rocking his handiwork in our round-up of the runway.
Tonight in Sydney, David Jones played host at its highly coveted Spring Summer Fashion Launch. The hair and makeup looks channelled poolside chic with skin and styles that'll have you pining for balmy nights by the water. Shu Uemura's international artistic director, Mr. Kakuyasu Uchiide, worked with a very chic colour palette for the eyes and lips but says the texture of the skin is key to nailing the look at home. "The base makeup is about a natural glow and healthy skin," he says. "Shu Uemura has an important philosophy and that's beautiful makeup starts with beautiful skin."
The team prepped all the models' skin with the brand's signature Cleansing Beauty Oil, then lotion and essence. He also told us the less foundation you use after, the better. One eye makeup was made up of two eyeliners — gold and black — followed by Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte in BG930 on the lips.
The hair for this evening was taken care of by Aveda. The highlight had to be the exaggerated French roll, as pictured here on model Montana Cox. It's a modern take on a '60s inspired classic and for at-home styling, Aveda recommends Phomollient Styling Foam for those with super soft hair to add texture before styling. The interior of the hair was crimped to create a support frame and to stop the look from dropping. Use small crimpers 1cm from the roots. Click through to see Montana and fellow model Alexandra Agoston wearing the looks.
Photo courtesy Esteban La Tessa Photography
- Hang dry. You'll get the best blow dry if you don't start with soaking strands. Use your fingers to dry hair to about 80 percent, then it's time to go in with a brush to style.
- Protect and defend. If you've got coloured hair (like Kim's slight ombré ends), you'll want to spritz your hair with a heat protectant first. Try running a dab of Aveda Smooth Infusion Smoother ($39.95) through each section before applying heat.
- Bypass tangles. Sure, the professionals may wield a round brush with ease, but it's harder to maneuver the curves alone especially with lengthy hair like Kim's. Instead find a paddle brush with a curved base. That way you can still get a slightly rounded shape and volume without the tangles and contortionism.
Did you know that the human scalp has, on average, 100,000 hairs? So it's no surprise that just like ingrown hairs on the skin, hair follicles on the scalp can become blocked. Regular scalp massage will help unblock and promote new hair growth, but there's also a small portion of your hair that is in a "resting phase" and guess what? It's time to wake it up! For some time now, we've been schooled in using serums and conditioners to treat split ends and dry, unruly strands but now, it's your scalp's time to shine. As a few new scalp treatments begin to hit shelves, we've got the low down on what to buy and why. Are you ready to take the focus off your ends and nourish those roots? Thought so.
Last week we were considering drastic haircuts, bringing a bit of the tropics to our bods and promising to take care of our skin with regular facials; and as you can imagine, this week is suitably experimental in the land of beauty. We're channelling Diane Kruger's feet (yes, really), lusting over the perfect pink lipstick, saving our tired cuticles and nailing beauty for the traveller. Get clicking!
We brought you the first look at Napoleon Perdis's two exclusive beauty looks for the David Jones Autumn Winter 2013 Fashion launch, and now you can see it on the runway. We loved the idea of a grey and deep emerald eye for the cooler months, but it was his tonal, natural and earthy smoky eye — as seen on Miranda Kerr who was also the only model to wear a bun — that had us gushing. There's really nothing better than a runway beauty look that is easily achieved at home, and his "2013 smoky eye" is all about a wash of colour on the lids, minus any precision. The hair moved on the runway, thanks to Aveda, with one look including a soft kink and little to no product (love), while the ponytail was modern and a little bit messy. Click through.