March 16, 2011
January 31, 2011
When Rihanna first rocked her fiery red ‘do, we turned green with envy. “Rihanna's red is fun and definitely suiting for a performer,” said Aura Friedman, lead color ambassador for hair care brand Wella.
While the everyday gal may not perform in front of sold-out crowds, one might still want to rock bold red tresses like Ri-Ri.
If so, go for a more natural-looking version of Rihanna’s color. Aura suggests adding a shadow of a slightly darker or more natural red at the root. Then, make the ends slightly lighter or brighter to create dimension all over. “Even when creating a bright unnatural color, I still like to emulate nature,” said Aura, who has worked with M.I.A., Lady Gaga and up-and-coming female MC Rye Rye.
Work with your stylist and/or colorist to choose and achieve the right hue for you. Aura recommends that women with medium skin tones, like Zoe Saldana, accompany their red with rich chestnut roots, a hint of dark copper and paprika ends. Ebony skin tones like Alek Wek’s would look great in a true red, like a fiery orange-red or even a bright cool-toned red.
One thing to keep in mind is that reds are known to fade faster than other colors. To deter fading, don’t wash your hair as often, use a cool rinse on your hair at the end of your showers and only use shampoos and conditioners formulated for color-treated hair.
While we’re loving Rihanna’s hair right now, we cannot wait to see what the beauty trendsetter has up her sleeve for her next look.
December 27, 2010
A Broadway glue-on nails manicure will last for up to 7 days, and when you want them off simply soak them in acetone so you won’t damage your natural nails. They even come in short or medium lengths for those who dare to partake in the longer nail trend like Rihanna. For those who pause at the thought of press-ons, don't knock 'em until you've tried 'em!
Available at major drugstores nationwide or beautyonlinesupply.com.
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“Dry hair is frizzy hair!” says Carol’s Daughter resident hair expert, Eric Bland. “It’s important to use hydrating products when washing and styling your hair,” he adds. Hair milk does just that.
Below, we’ve rounded up the top ultra-moisturizing picks made with milk ingredients that will create healthy, nourished hair.
Mizani Moisturfusion Milk Bath
This shampoo formulated with milk of almond extract and silk proteins cleans hair while replenishing and smoothing. “Follow with your conditioner, applying it mainly to the ends of your hair where curls are their driest,” suggested Eric. Try Mizani Moisturfusion Silk Cream Conditioner, also made with milk of almond extract, in addition to coconut oils.
Lush R & B
R&B (which stands for Revive and Balance) is a great conditioning treatment to protect your hair against sun damage. “It is best to follow your regular routine with a leave-in conditioner for extra hydration every time you wash your hair,” said Eric. Oat milk, olive and coconut oil revive and balance dull and dry strands.
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