The benefits of priming your hair are three-fold. First and foremost, you protect those locks of yours. Exposed to the elements at all time, your hair cops a lot of heat — literally and figuratively — so looking after should be your top priority. Benefit number two: Primer will make your hair smoother (bye bye, frizz!) and easier to work with, as well as providing it with a base that will hold any style for much longer than naked strands would. And last, but certainly not least? Primer simply makes your hair look better. With in-built shine enhancers and detanglers, the products in this gallery will eliminate a few others you've got in your beauty cabinet. . . Convinced yet? Come this way to shop out top 10 picks!
"There are actually a few ways to achieve this look," says celebrity stylist Sally Hershberger. The easiest way is to braid your hair before bed, but make sure to prep your hair the right way. Hershberger advises to spritz down hair that's almost completely dry with a texture spray, like her Wave Spray (for a similar look try: Joico Structure Beach Spray, $19.95).
Work the product into your hair by scrunching and using your fingers to comb through sections. Braid the hair in different-sized braids to achieve a piecey look, and then sleep on it. In the morning, simply take out the braids, adding more wave spray as needed. If you want to add some more texture, then use a curling iron, but only wrap the hair around the barrel once or twice, leaving the ends free. Mess with your fingers, swipe on some black eyeliner, and you'll give Alexa a run for her money.
Joico's national education manager, Duncan Richards, led the hair direction for Carla Zampatti's Spring/Summer 2013-'14 collection preview.
The look in a few words? Sleek, contrast, polished, graphic – modern and strong! Hero product? Power Spray. It’s a hairspray with aqua elastic technology so we can use it to finish, hold the hair in, get rid of any flyaways but it also has high shine. That glossy, polished look. Is that bondage tape? Yes! It's from a sex shop. It’s something to create that graphic contrast. It comes off really easily. The next big hair trend is... Lots of colour but fitted graphic shapes. The styling product I tell everyone to buy is... Instant Refresh. It’s a clear dry shampoo to you can use it without whitening the hair. It also gives hair texture. We’ve been using it today as well, because we’ve been pulling the hair back tightly, if someone has a sensitive scalp, it reduces sensitivity. My two minutes to perfect hair trick is... Ponytail – quick and easy. If you’re going out, wear it down low and maybe wrap it around in a bun. My most used hair tool is... A comb! The best part of fashion week is... The mixing with people, the creative ideas, the models – everything is fun!
After spotting pictures of Candice Swanepoel at the Victoria's Secret Angel launch of Body by Victoria in New York yesterday, I couldn't help but notice how bright and glossy her hair looked. Although naturally fair, it's safe to say Candice foils her hair to keep it looking so blonde, but maintaining those highlights is a whole other ballgame! Now I'm no Victoria's Secret Angel (that actually makes me laugh out loud), but I do get my hair foiled every six to eight weeks so I'd like to see myself as a bit of an expert in maintaining a bright, glossy colour. A goldilocks yourself? Click through to see what type of products you should be using, and when.
"We're trying to create the feel of shipwrecked, so we're creating these mermaids that have just come out of the water, but in a really polished way," Diane Gorgievski (Joico) said backstage at Aje. Extensions were added in and to give the appearance that the hair was wet and had only started to dry at the top, the ends were darker than the roots. She used Joico K-Pak Mousse, Texture Spray, Humidity Blocker and K-Pak Serum and the Joico Gel to create the look. The makeup look was minimal, "It's an achievable beauty," Amber D (MAC) said. MAC Strobe Cream and Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion were key products and, where models' skin tone was even, foundation was skipped. Fresh Brew Lipstick was used to create a sheen on the eye, the artists did the "slightest contouring" and then Lip Conditioner rounded out the look. "It's really nice, refined beauty." OPI Cosmo Not Tonight Honey was used as a base colour for nails with a chevron V of Designer Series Glow and then sparkle powder over that. See it come to life now.
Although Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia doesn't officially kick off until Monday, a few designers choose to showcase their new collections early. Carla Zampatti is one of them. She invited the Fash Pack into her home in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs yesterday to see her "Into the Light" collection, which was inspired by Cecil Beaton with the beauty look serving as a modern juxtaposition thanks to a wet-look ponytail and luminous skin. See how it all came together now.
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Lea Michele should be the poster girl for gorgeous, flowing hair because when it comes to silky strands, the actress never skips a beat. "It was all about modern glamour for Lea's look at the New Year's Eve premiere," explained Dove celebrity stylist Mark Townsend, who created the actress's look last night. "Her Valentino dress reminded me of old Hollywood, so we wanted to play off that with a young, modern version." We think Lea's 'do is perfect for the party season, so for a breakdown on how Townsend achieved her captivating coiffure, just keep reading.
Summer has officially kicked off and our favourite celebs have been out and about sporting an array of party-appropriate hair and makeup styles for you to emulate. If you're looking for something a little more subtle, check out Alexa Chung's peachy-keen lip look, or if you want standout eye makeup, try Olivia Palermo's statement-making metallic purple eyeshadow. Click through to see our top five edit!
Hairstylist and host of Tabatha's Salon Takeover Tabatha Coffey is in Australia for a series of one-night only seminars, hosted by Joico, where she'll be sharing her greatest tricks of the trade with local stylists. We were lucky enough to catch a few minutes of her time to find out if she's as fierce in real life as she is on screen and see what's next for the hit show.
You're originally from Australia — do you have any plans to do a local version of your show? I don’t have any concrete plans but I would love to do one.
What's next for Tabatha's Salon Takeover? It's been announced that I will be taking over other businesses for season four but I can't disclose what type of they will be yet. It will be a lot of fun for all of the viewers out there!
When Moroccanoil launched it revolutionised the haircare world, in particular how we thought about hair oils. And now there's another product set to do the same: Dove Nutritive Nourishing Oil Care Treatment. What sets it apart from its predecessors is its price ($9.99) and its availability — instead of being stocked solely in salons, it's available from Coles, Priceline and Woolworths. Both those, and the three other hair oils in this story, help to nourish, repair and smooth the hair. Some also cut down on blow-dry time so they're a worthy investment. Shop our top five hair oils now.