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.
Whether you've got that milky, creamy blonde hair or you're naturally very light, caring for blonde locks is hard work. Seriously, blondes have to do much more than ladies with dark hair! The bleach makes the hair quite porous, which means anything and everything can alter the colour. The key to maintaing lovely, bright bombshell hair, though, is weekly toning. While everyone's hair is different (consult your hairdresser first), it's a general rule of thumb to use a toning shampoo and/or conditioner once a week.
It looks a little crazy because it comes out an opqaue shade of blue or dark purple, but this "silver" product is the key to saying good bye to brassy tones and hello to beautiful, illuminated blonde hair. Leave it on for a couple of minutes if you have particulary blah strands, but no longer or your hair literally will start to turn blue or purple — depending on the colour of your toning shampoo. The following 10 shampoos have our seal of approval.
- Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil
- David Babaii Boho Beach Spray
- Kérastase Paris Cristalliste Lumiére Liquide
- Paul Mitchell Ultimate Wave
- Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine Intense
Judge's Pick: David Babaii Boho Beach Spray. "I have found this product works when dry with heated styling tools to create volume or texture! With bamboo and dead sea salt this has a sweet and salty smell in the perfect unison." — Michael Brennan
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We do a pretty good job of protecting our face and body from the sun in Summer (all while looking good at the beach!), but what about our hair? Just like our skin, our hair is prone to sun damage and dehydration from extended exposure to UVA/B rays, so now is the perfect time to invest in some sun-specific hair products and create a protection barrier. Just like we treat our hair to nourishing masks and oils in Winter, these 10 products will keep your hair looking glossy, strong and healthy during the warmer months. From a pure coconut treatment to dry shampoo with added SPF, click through.
Have you ever tried out a new hair shampoo, gel, or serum only to be left with a head full of pimples? While your scalp is an awkward place to get acne, it's not unheard of. But there are many reasons beyond product irritation that have led to the development of bumps. To get tips on the how and why, just keep reading.
We've all done it. You know, gone to the hairdresser following a bad break up and asked for The Chop. Or gone from blonde to brown. Or brown to blonde. Anything but what we had at the time. Not surprisingly, men can sometimes seek change following a break up, too. See Exhibit A, Robert Pattinson. Reminiscent of his December 2009 cover for Vanity Fair — back when he was staying hush on his relationship with Kristen Stewart — the sparkly vampire had serious sex appeal to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange early this morning.
Sporting the James Dean-esque hairstyle and that stubble, Rob proves that revamping your look post-heartbreak doesn't have to mean drastic change — just a primp and polish. There's a number of different products on the market to take the modern man to next-level hot, and we love The Aromatherapy Co. Nourishing Face and Body Balm ($17.95) for its handy two-in-one sell, as well the 100 per cent pure and natural essential oils of vanilla cocoa spice. Yum.
Want your man to channel Rob's cool 'do? Well you'll have to show him how. Start with adding some texture to his damp hair with a volume mousse, then blow dry up from the roots. Once you have some height, start blow-drying it back on a hot setting, and finish with a setting spray like Paul Mitchell Extra Body Finishing Spray ($22.64).
The Aromatherapy Co. stockists: 1800 104 029
Got a holiday or weekend away planned? Or even a business trip? If you're anything like me, you love anything in a mini size, which is why we thought we'd do a little shopping for you to get holiday ready. We've uncovered the best and handy travel kits to keep up your skin, hair and makeup routines while you're away — nothing too high maintenance, but enough to keep you in tip-top beauty shape! Check out our favourite and must-have beauty travel kits from Benefit, Moroccanoil and more!
When I saw Terry Richardson's pictures of Lara Stone in the June/July issue of Vogue Paris sporting some marvellous milkmaid braids, I knew it was time to start re-wearing the trend that was so popular back in '08/09. I LOVE the contrast between the soft style and Lara's dramatically lined eye and bold red lip, but if you'd prefer to tone it down, of course feel free. Check out more pics below and then keep reading for tips on how to recreate this style:
Jeez Louise, the constant changes are enough to make us all dizzy with delight. So to create some calm amongst this stylish storm, here's a quick how-to on her three most recent styles.
Thank me by stealing them and getting your Gleek-chic on . . .
I am really not feeling this weather right now. One day it's humidity that Dubai would be proud of, next torrential rain. As well as causing all of kinds of wardrobe problems, it messes with my mane. And that does NOT make for a happy lady. But I think I've found the solution. Well Gemma Arterton's found the solution for me. Diamond. Thanks, Gem. We kind of touched on her wet-look, high bun yesterday when we were talking about Alexa D (not to be confused with Alexa C) but I've decided that it deserves a full-blown post due to its flexibility to work whatever the weather. The Style.com girls agree which proves that I'm a) not the only one to feel so strongly about high buns (no restraining order necessary), b) Gemma Arterton really is one to watch and c) you're way too chic to let the elements get all up in your business. Put them back in their place pronto with this style. Make it happen with Paul Mitchell Soft Sculpting Spray Gel (18.95) and Frédéric Fekkai Glossing Sheer Shine Mist ($45). Easy. Whaddya think?
Stockists: Paul Mitchell (1300 365 350)