January 31, 2011

Red-hot hair color -- s2smagazine.com -- January 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

Get the Look: Metallic Nails -- Jonesmag.com

Dreaming of metallic nails for the holidays, but the current budget doesn’t allow for a Minx manicure? A great alternative is the Fashion Diva Chrome Nails by Broadway Nails. The silver and zebra print gives you a stylishly eclectic look, while the $5.99 price tag leaves you with plenty of money for holiday shopping.

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.

November 18, 2010

November 2010 -- Sister 2 Sister -- Faux Finishing

My story made the cover..."Facelift Without the Knife" at the top!!!

September 28, 2010

Fly & Dry -- October 2010 Sister 2 Sister

Get blow drying tips in the latest issue of S2S courtesy of...me. :)

August 19, 2010

Got Hair Milk?: The Best Ingredient for Dry Hair - Jonesmag.com - August 2010

Looking for a hair product that will protect your mane against the hot sun and humidity? Look no further. Hair milk is the ingredient du jour that beauty brands are incorporating into their hair products for moisture and hydration.

“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.

Read the rest here at Jonesmag.com...