Showing posts with label David Babaii. Show all posts
Showing posts with label David Babaii. Show all posts

Thursday, December 4, 2014

David Babaii & Gwyneth Paltrow Making Surprise Visits Blo Blow Dry Bars



Gwyneth Paltrow and celebrity hairstylist David Babaii have become the dynamic duo since partnering with Blo Blow Dry Bar this past summer. Since joining North America’s original blow dry bar the beauty industry as well as the franchising world has seen a tremendous expansion in Blo locations around the world.

Together, Gwyneth and David have been surprise visiting various locations to show support for their franchise partners while plans for 2015 have David visiting various locations to train the staff with his famous style tips and expert blow dry techniques. Could you be in a new Blo location and see Gwyneth? Check out the video from their Dallas visit!

Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo offer affordable beauty services seven days a week. Blo maintains top session stylists to deliver flawless hair in-bar or on-site while Body By Blo has the best nail technicians and estheticians on hand for manicures, pedicures and waxing. Walk-ins are always accepted and online reservations are available for those pressed for time at Blow Me Dry or Body By Blo.

Blo is North America’s original blow dry bar since 2007. Their no cut, no color concept has reinvented hair care and has helped them grow into the largest blow dry bar franchise chain in the world. The chain plans to continue expansion in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe.

Body By Blo debuted its first franchise in March 2014 in Boston, MA. Multiple locations have opened in Boston, Gaithersburg, Naples, Coral Gables (Miami) and Tampa with more opening soon. To date, over 50 locations are scheduled to open with the most recent being: Des Moines, IA, Dupont, DC, Gaithersburg, MD, Tampa, FL., Naples, FL, Miami, FL, Dallas, TX, San Antonio, TX, and internationally with a 4th location in the Philippines and one in London.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Celebrity Stylist David Babaii Shares How-To For Katherine Heigl's Emmy Look


Katherine Heigl - Courtesy of ghd 
Katherine Heigl shined on the Emmy's Red Carpet on August 25 in anticipation of her new series this Fall "State of Affairs." Celebrity Stylist, David Babaii was inspired to create the elegance of a modern day Grace Kelly to compliment Katherine's chic evening gown. Using the brand's latest game-changing innovation, the launch of ghd curve, a soon to be released collection of four curling tools featuring patented tri-zone technology, Babaii created a classic Hollywood look for Heigl.

“I am thrilled to debut this brand new range of innovative curling tools on Katherine for the Emmy Awards that will be launching to consumers [Fall 2014].  I used the ghd Curve Styler's Soft Curl Tong; the barrel shape is able to create soft tumbling waves, which is the look I was going for with Katherine. I demand the best for my clients, and with ghd tools in my kit, I know that my clients will have a good hair day, every day … and especially when walking the red carpet on the day of The Emmy's!" says Babaii, newly appointed North American brand ambassador for ghd.

David Babaii provides step-by-step tips below on how you can achieve a Red Carpet-worthy look at home:

  1. On damp hair, apply ghd Total Volume Foam from roots to ends.
  2. Use a professional performance hairdryer, my favorite is the ghd Air, and Round Ceramic Brush to create a smooth finish and top with a small amount of ghd Smooth Finish Serum
  3. Next use a 1 1/4” Soft Curl Tong from the ghd Curve styling range, separating the hair into random sections throughout whole head.  Leave the tips of the hair out so that the curls look more undone.
  4. Use your fingers to form the curls
  5. Pull the hair into a bun on the middle of the head with your fingers and use bobby pins to secure the hair into place.
  6. Set in place with firm hold hair spray.
Want to get Heigl's star style?  ghd is currently running a "How To Get The Look" promo on ghd Hair all week to offer their fans a deal on getting red-carpet ready. The bundle deals include:
  • Purchase the ghd Eclipse Styler and get a Paddle Brush and Heat Protect Spray for free
  • Purchase the ghd Air and get the Ceramic Round Brush Size 3 and Smooth Shine Serum for free
The ghd curve collection will be available starting September 2014. 


Monday, March 31, 2014

Sexy Hair ‘Get The Look’ and Product Review

Christina Aguilera Courtesy of Sexy Hair

Marilyn Monroe is timeless beauty. 50 years after the height of Marilyn’s fame, her iconic beauty is still sought after buy the masses. Celebrity Stylist David Babaii, stylist to Christina Aguilera, considers Christina to be a modern-day Marilyn with curves reminiscent of the beauty icon. David recreated his interpretation of Marilyn’s look and shared the how-to with The Makeup Examiner.

Get The Look:

To achieve Christina’s style, David applied a generous amount of Big Sexy Hair Big Boost through her hair and gently massaging it into the strands lifting the root area and scrunching the ends. This creates the foundation for perfect Bohemian waves that are not only sexy but add that flare of fun to the style. Next, he gently diffused the hair curling and twisting strands until dry. To create the prefect finish, David used a curling iron to wrap large sections for smoother and more defined waves. The finishing touch was a mist of hair spray.

  1. Apply Big Sexy Hair Big Boost, an amplifying, texturizing, and defining cream, which David states, “Creates a touchable, flexible styles with voluminous results” and The Makeup Examiner agrees!
  2. Blow dry with a medium round brush to form lift at the base.
  3. Use a one-inch curling iron, wrapping sections around the inside of the barrel while leaving the ends free.
  4. Once you release each curl, secure with a clip and allow curls to cool.
  5. Remove clips and finger-comb hair.
  6. Gently brush to smooth the top layer of hair.
  7. To create volume, apply Big Sexy Hair Powder Play to roots and massage in.
  8. As the final touch, spray Big Sexy Hair Get Layered Flash Dry Thickening Hairspray.


Regarding Sexy Hair products, Big Sexy Hair Big Boost ($17.95) is a re-workable crème that adds volume without a heavy feel. Just a dime-sized amount boost hair volume and lends to added texture and definition. Big Sexy Hair Powder Play ($16.95) instantly liquifies when applied allowing hair to absorb the product and provide full, voluminous textured hair. It is weightless, odorless and colorless. Big Sexy Hair Get Layered Flash Dry Thickening Hairspray ($17.95) is a TME favorite as it’s a working hairspray that can be used for styling and to hold the look with an amazing buildable hold. Now that TME has covered a few products, (Check back for a rather extensive Sexy Hair Product Review), let’s check out two new Sexy Hair Stylers.



Sexy Hair Ultimate Control Professional Dryer ($169 – on sale for $99.95) is one of the best handheld dryers the TME has used. It’s made with Black Ceramic Titanium Technology that helps seal in the hairs’ natural moisture, lock out humidity and create less static and frizz.

  • Black Ceramic Titanium
  • Ionic Generator with Positive/Negative switch depending on hair type
  • 3 speeds
  • 2 temperature settings
  • Cool shot button
  • Lightweight, Quiet DC motor (1000 hours)
  • 9 Foot ALCI Cord with Wrap
  • 1875 Watt
  • Concentrator for pinpoint styling & control
  • Diffuser for fast, gentle hair drying. Ideal for curls and waves.


Sexy Hair Ultimate Control Professional Flat Iron ($169 – on sale for $99.95) is a nice flat iron. The Makeup Examiner is pretty loyal to her ghd Flat Iron ($245 average price), but I was happy with the Sexy Hair Ultimate Control Professional Flat Iron features and the results!

  • Digital technology takes the guesswork out of selecting the correct heat for your hair type & treatment ranging from 330-450
  • 1 inch Ceramic Black Titanium technology
  • Ceramic Titanium heaters provide instant heat recovery
  • 60 minutes auto shut off
  • Dual Voltage ideal for travel
  • 9 foot cord with cord wrap ideal for storage and travel.
  • Travel Pouch

As I mentioned, Sexy Hair is having a sale on their stylers and they’re offering product samples with all product orders. You can find Sexy Hair products online at Sexy Hair or Ulta.