Showing posts with label Hair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hair. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hair Loss Isn’t Just A Guy’s Problem

Would you be surprised to learn that 40% of American women suffer from this hair loss? For women (and obviously men), hair loss is a serious beauty concern. It affects the way that we feel about ourselves. We absolutely don’t want to diminish a man’s concern regarding hair loss however, at the end of the day, it is simply a different beast of burden for women.

Unfortunately, society has previously forced women to suffer in silence. Hair loss has been considered to be far more acceptable for men to go through. Fortunately, we are now recognizing that both men and women are affected by hair loss and vegan haircare brand ColorProof aims to bring attention to this cause that is affecting more and more women every day … and to help bring relief from this most distressing concern.

Jim Markham, CEO and Founder of ColorProof, developed the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System, a solution-based system for women with aging, thinning, and color-treated hair. This skin-care inspired, scientifically advanced, three-step system uniquely targets the four main causes of female hair loss at the bio-cellular level to regenerate the scalp, improve strength and density, and deliver noticeably thicker, fuller hair.

Team TME was fortunate to receive the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System ($132), which comes in a top-notch kit that thoroughly explains the causes of female hair loss and precisely how these vegan products can help address this issue. Every product in the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System works at the cellular level using advanced ingredient technology including ColorProof’s proprietary AG-Stem Cell Complex, which is derived from apple and grape to deliver the age-repair power of active plant stem cells directly into the follicle to restore aging tissue.

Ingredients and Efficacy:
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (up to 4%) gently exfoliate and remove sebum and dead skin cells, increasing microcirculation.
  • A powerful blend of eight natural DHT Blockers neutralizes and stops further absorption, preventing follicle minimization.
  • Biotin and copper peptides work to repair the tissue responsible for the strong anchoring of new hair growth and phytonutrients, proteins and thickening agents add supersonic volume, strength and health.
  • Lastly, ColorProof’s Advanced ColorLast System™ featuring Chromaveil® and Heliogenol® delivers unsurpassed color protection.

BioRepair-8 Anti-Thinning Shampoo ($44) contains a luxurious signature aromatherapy essence of fresh lime, eucalyptus, mint leaf and rosemary while the Anti-Thinning Condition ($44) and Stem Cell Scalp Serum ($38) contain tea tree, juniper berry, mint leaf and spice. The scents are extremely enticing and offer the perfect scent backdrop for an opportunity to relax with the gentle Scalp Exfoliating Brush ($6) – all while taking care of you hair! 

As with all ColorProof products, BioRepair-8 is 100% free of sulfates, salts, gluten, parabens, keratin and any known carcinogens. It is also 100% vegan, cruelty-free and never tested on animals. We don’t think that it gets any better then that! The BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System, and individual products -- including a travel-sized kit ($39) -- are available online at ColorProof and select retail locations throughout North America.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Easy From The Runway Volume

NYFW was definitely, as always, a bit of contrast with super slicked-back hair to mega volume. We love a sleek look just as we some serious volume, but the later can often been difficult to achieve without doing some damage to our locks -- unless you go the smart route with a tool like VOLOOM.

We spotted gorgeous voluminous hair at Anna Sui, Tory Burch and Veronica Beard; and we love the look. So, how can we achieve this at home? Let's start with a little back story of how the VOLOOM tool works. Yeah, we absolutely wouldn't have believed any of it either unless we used it ourselves! The key to VOLOOM is the design of its unique, waffle-shaped plates which create strong layers of support underneath the visible top layer of the hair, without leaving a pattern in the hair. 


First, section off the top layer of hair: VOLOOM is made to be used on the under-layers of hair, which are covered by an untreated top layer. Just make sure that you part your hair normally, and then section off the top layer that you would like to stay smooth, and clip it off to the side. Use VOLOOM on the layers of hair underneath this top layer. That is the basic VOLOOM technique.

Next, keep the hair alongside your face smooth and untreated: Take a thin section of hair alongside your face – ½ to 1 inch wide -- and clip it off to the side with the top layer of untreated hair. It will remain untreated and smooth.

Hide any imprint under the smooth outer layer: VOLOOM works by creating structure in the under-layers of hair that are covered by an untreated top layer. When you first clamp down on hair using VOLOOM, you will see an imprint. This is the volumizing structure, or “volume pockets” that will hold up the top layers. But once the hair cools or you brush through it, this imprint will ease and soften, leaving only a slight impression and much greater hair volume..

Finally! More layers equal more volume: The most effective way to control the volume you get with VOLOOM is to control the size of the layers that you use. If you want more volume, try sectioning off thinner under-layers. The volume in the under-layers will “stack up” giving the appearance of even more volume. If you want less volume, you can section off fewer but thicker layers.

Check out these videos to see the VOLOOM in action! And to snag one up for yourself, visit VOLOOM!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Pretty Ponytails For Hot Weather

Fall 2019 is just a few short weeks away, but who would know it based upon this horrific heat and humidity? This time of year is so busy as we find ourselves changing to a fall schedule and maybe having to shuffle kids around -- leaving little time in-between to catch our breath, let alone refresh our look. We have some great tips from Pureology Artistic Ambassador Natasha Sunshine-Antonioni on her three favorite ponytail styles to cover your errand runs, work, and everything in-between!

The Pony, Three Ways!

High and Sleek
  1. Begin with damp hair. Apply a pea to nickel-sized dollop of Pureology Curl Complete Taming Butter two inches from your roots to tips. Blow dry and flatiron hair straight. Add another pea size of Taming Butter to ends before ironing.
  2. Tease hair from front hairline to crown by taking 1” partings. Using a comb or natural bristle brush, lightly (so as not to remove teasing from hair) pull hair back into a high ponytail. Make sure your placement is sitting high on the head for a more dramatic effect. Spray Strengthening Control Zero Dulling Hairspray, then smooth over pulled up hair with your palm to smooth away loose hairs.
  3. Take a ¼” section of hair from under your pony and wrap around the base of your elastic band. Spray Strengthening Control Zero Dulling Hairspray and pin into your pony with a bobby pin to hide it, placing it underneath your tail if possible.
  4. Give a final douse of Strengthening Control Mist and you’re off!

Posh Half Pony
  1. Begin with damp hair. Depending on your hair’s thickness, apply a dime to nickel-sized amount of Pureology Nourishing Nectar Sculpting Gel. Taking one section at a time, blow dry hair under using a large round natural bristle brush. The natural bristle and Nourishing Nectar work together to give you maximum shine.
  2. Tease hair from front hairline to crown in 1” sections. Using your natural bristle brush, very gently smooth hair into a high half pony. Secure with an elastic.
  3. Apply a dime size of Density Definer Medium Hold Crème Wax to palms and emulsify. Lightly smooth pulled-back hair back and up for hold and maximum shine. Pull out a ¼” section of hair from under the ponytail. Apply a pea-sized amount of Density Definer Medium Hold Crème Wax and smooth hair around base of your elastic. Pin bobby pin into your pony to hide it, placing it under your ponytail if possible.
  4. Add Density Definer Medium Hold Crème Wax to any hair that needs additional shine or smoothing.

 Pretty Pouf Pony
  1. For improved manageability, start with hair that was washed the day prior. Spray Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo at the roots, taking 1” parting sections starting at the hairline and finishing at the crown. Brush product through the hair for a beautiful satin finish.
  2. Apply Fresh Approach Dry Condition from mid-shaft to ends. Brush product through for maximum shine.
  3. Follow the steps from the Posh Half Pony to get your first elastic in place. Place a thumb on each side of the head at the back of your earlobe. Run thumbs to center of the head to get your next section and secure with an elastic. Hide elastic with a ¼” section from underneath your pony and secure with a bobby.
  4. Pull the remaining hair into a low pony and hide your elastic after securing. Either leave the last section loose or use a clear elastic to pull the hair together.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Catch The Last Waves Of Summer

Believe it or not, we only have less then one month of Summer 2019 before we move into the Fall. Don’t fret because there’s still plenty of Summer weather to be had and plenty of time to continue wearing beautiful beachy waves. TME was very fortunate to catch up with a few TRESemmé professional stylists that revealed their favorite waves to create and offered up fresh perspectives on achieving these coveted styles. Team TME has their tips and tricks below using the TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Collection.

“Flat Iron Waves” with TRESemmé Celebrity Stylist John D - TRESemmé Celebrity Stylist John D loves “Flat Iron Waves” because the defined, natural-looking curls are perfect for transitioning from Summer to Fall. “When creating this look with a flat iron, I like to start from the back of the head and work my way to the front. It is the best way to obtain effortless waves every time.”

Flat Iron Waves Get The Look:

Step 1: Dispense a few pumps of the TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creation Sea Foam into palms and run product throughout lengths of damp hair for a weightless lift.

Step 2: Blow-dry hair using a round brush to add extra volume and smoothness, or towel-dry to accentuate the hair's natural texture.

Step 3: Once dry, grab 1-inch pieces and alternate bending the flat iron toward the face, then away, while moving down the length of each section.

Step 4: Once hair has cooled, run hands through the lengths to break up the waves.
Tilt head to the side, creating airy volume in the hair, and spray ends with TRESemmé

Step 5: Perfectly (un)Done Ultra Brushable Hairspray.

PRO TIP: Scrunch the hairspray into ends for added definition.

“Classic Beachy Waves” with TRESemmé Stylist Jeanie Syfu -Tousled waves look great any time of year and TRESemmé Stylist Jeanie Syfu’s step-by-step requires minimal heat styling, ideal for summer! “I love this look because it creates an irregular wave pattern unique to each person’s natural texture.”

Classic Beachy Waves Get The Look:

Step 1: Apply 1-2 pumps of TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creation Sea Foam to damp hair before bed and towel dry. Using fingers, brush through hair to bring out the natural texture.

Step 2: Split hair down the middle and create two Dutch Braids (reverse French braids) on both sides of the head.

Step 3: Mist braids with TRESemmé Perfectly un(Done) Sea Salt Spray and leave in overnight.

Step 4: Release braids in the morning and comb through with fingers.

Step 5: Complete this look by spraying TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Ultra Brushable Hairspray all over for long-lasting, soft waves.

PRO TIP: Section off hair and pull the top half into a ponytail to create a trendy half-up look.

“Chic S-Waves” with TRESemmé Stylist Tyler Laswell - The “S-Wave” adds a touch of glamour to any look, but is still casual enough to wear for all occasions. TRESemmé Stylist Tyler Laswell explains, “It is a classic wave that is easy to create on all hair types!”

Chic S-Waves Get The Look:

Step 1: Split wet hair into three or four manageable sections and apply TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray on each.

Step 2: Towel-dry hair until it is 80% dry, then blow-dry using a paddle brush to create a smooth and polished look.

Step 3: Using a 1-inch curling iron, begin curling small sections of hair all in the same direction. Clip up each section once complete and mist with TRESemmé Perfectly (un)done Ultra Brushable Hairspray to set the waves.

Step 4: Remove all clips and brush hair thoroughly to smooth out the curls and create the uniform “S” pattern.

Step 5: Finish by applying the TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Perfecting Gelee through lengths to define the wave.

PRO TIP: For those with thick hair, brush out the curls one at a time to avoid creating a fluffy look.

Try out one of these styles this weekend! xo ~Team TME

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Is It Time To Hope On The Brunette Bandwagon?

Have you seen Lucy Hale? Apparently, she's joined the brunette bandwagon. Just a few weeks earlier at the Oscar’s we saw Charlize Theron and Emilia Clarke switch up their iconic platinum locks for a more romantic chocolate hue. It’s certainly looking like brunette will be the one of the biggest hair trends this year!

Fortunately, this is one trend that we can try out at home and without a ton of commitment. Clairol Natural Instincts is a brand that we've used for years and it's a brand that we trust because it's never done us wrong.  This semi-permanent line is formulated with Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera for glossy like shine and natural color you can easily switch out after a few washes.

Check Out These Changes!

Clairol Natural Instincts can be found online and at mass retailers nationwide! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Top Holiday Hair Tips From Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham

Everyone wants to look and feel their best during the holiday season, radiant hair included. Unfortunately with our social calendars filled to the brim from Thanksgiving into the New Year, it can be challenging to find the time to care for and maintain your haircolor. To help guide your haircare regimen this season, Redken Celebrity Colorist Tracey Cunningham shares her top tips for making the most of your time at the salon during the holidays.

  1. Forward thinking: I typically advise my clients to wait six to eight weeks for gray touch-ups and eight to 12 weeks for highlights. With this in mind and knowing that salons get incredibly busy around the holidays, schedule your holiday color appointment with as much advance notice as possible. If you are going in for "corrective color”, to correct color results you are unhappy with from a prior coloring experience, be prepared for a longer visit as your colorist may need to remove old color and then recolor your hair.
  2. Show, don’t tell: If you plan to try out a new look for the holidays, whether bold or subtle, bringing photographs and examples of haircolor you love will help you and your colorist explore your color options and ensure that you both mean the same thing when you say “honey blonde” or “scarlet red.” One technique I’ve been using a lot recently is a Metallic Blur haircolor – a combination of luxe bronze and gold tones that are softened together using Redken's new Blur technique. The end result is a natural shimmering finish that is perfect for those holiday pictures and parties! 
  3. When in doubt, refresh: If the holidays don’t fall in-between your scheduled color appointments or you do not have the time for a full color appointment this December, ask your colorist for a Redken Shades EQ gloss treatment to enhance shine. Healthy hair is a staple regardless of the occasion or the outfit and Shades EQ is a quick service that works wonders on hair to tone color, refresh highlights, and correct uneven tone. Another great alternative is a Redken Chemistry System in-salon treatment in-between or just before a color service for noticeable long-lasting color results and improved condition. Redken Chemistry rebuilds the hair from the inside out and allows your colorist to mix and match the systems based on your specific hair type. You can simultaneously address your hair’s frizziness while locking in your color treatment with two targeted treatments in one!
  4. Maintenance is key! Between your many holiday updo’s, curling irons and flatiron run-throughs, the holidays can do serious damage to your locks! That is why at-home maintenance can be just as important as salon treatments. For blondes, it is important to balance out the brass, which is where Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Conditioner Violet for Cool Blondes comes in. The adjustable color-depositing daily conditioner is perfect for preserving tonality between salon visits. I recommend that my clients use it the day after they get their hair colored and increase the amount they use as time passes.
  5. Brunette Beauty: To make your brunette shade last longer than your New Year’s resolution, I recommend sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners such as Redken Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner or ColorExtend Magnetics to help shield, stabilize and secure color intensity.

Redken products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon. To locate a Redken salon please visit Redken online.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Grey Hair Secrets Revealed

It’s safe to say that we have a love/hate relationship with grey hair. One of the most beautiful hues are stunning silver strands proudly worn by our sisters. However, there’s a whole other side to grey -- the side that has us screaming at the first sight of silver! It seems as though that first grey hair on our head is a symbol of “getting old.” And many women opt to cover the grey. But no matter whether you opt to embrace the silver or cover the grey, there are quite a few misconceptions regarding our hair. Here to demystify the secrets to amazing hair color is Dermatologist Dr. Joyce Davis or Colorist James Corbett.

Myth #1: Upon seeing your first grey, you should pluck it: This is actually the worst thing you can do - just like your mother’s age old advice, pluck a hair and two more grow in its place. It’s instinctive to want to pull out the first grey -- and it’s a quick fix -- but as Clairol’s Dermatologist Dr. Joyce Davis notes, it’ll only cause the hair to grow back again, coarser. If you’re only seeing a few strands, she suggests a healthier quick fix, like Clairol’s Temporary Root Touch Up Powder. The powder seamlessly blends into your natural color to mask the appearance of greys and it takes less than 10 seconds to apply!

Did you Know? Hair doesn’t “turn” grey, it grows grey: hair and hair color are actually two entirely different things. We have separate stem cells that make up hair and the pigment. Hair dye just coats the hair but doesn’t penetrate the hair or alter the structure. If you’re looking to cover up the greys, make sure you do the following:

  • Use a permanent hair dye, not demi-permanent. This can get confusing when at the drugstore as there’s so many options that promise to dye your hair. The difference: a demi-permanent color (like Clairol’s Natural Instincts) is like a gloss, it can’t drastically change your color because it settles on top of the hair. It tones and softens your color, and only lasts about a month or so. Permanent dye actually lifts your color to give you a long-lasting change.
  • Grey hair can be resistant to color, but fear not! Using a permanent color like Clairol’s Nice’n Easy Color Care, which promises 100% grey coverage, will work hardest in giving you that desired rich color. Clairol Color Director, James Corbett suggests using a shade that’s slightly darker on your roots for stubborn greys to ensure full coverage.

Myth #2: You HAVE to color your grays: Embrace the grey, in a chic-trending way! Hollywood legends, like Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren, sport a look referred to as “grey blending,” where “you use a light ash based shade on large percentages of gray hair. Instead of ‘covering’ the grey you give it an ashy, smoky, silvery or pewter tone to blend it,” says James Corbett. Wondering how to achieve this look at home? Use Clairol’s new Nice’n Easy to effortlessly blend your greys with a beautiful shade such as 9A, Light Ash blonde, to give you that silvery, toned look.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Scoop On Styling A New Pixie Cut

In spite of the humidity that we’ve been experiencing, Summer 2018 doesn’t have to mean bad hair days. Summer and it’s humid temperatures bring thoughts of shorter and possibly simpler 'dos for our hair. A few members of Team TME have certainly had those thoughts floating through our heads for the past few weeks and we know that we aren’t the only ones. But there is somewhat of a misconception regarding short hair. Mainly that a short style, like the Pixie, is going to be a "one note" look. So not true! 

Some of our favorite celebrities, including Katy Perry, Kate Mara and Lily Collins, have tried the Pixie -- each with a super stylish twist. We think that everyone can agree that these ladies look stunning, but rest assured if you decide to go this route you need the scoop on the best ways to style this sexy cut. Turning to our friend, Redken Grooming Expert and Cutler Stylist Jenny Balding, Jenny shared a few of her favorite (and easy) ways to style the Pixie cut. 

Jenny’s first bit of advice, “With short cuts, you need to create attitude, whether it’s rock-and-roll or romantic.”  This is our personal philosophy of life, but oh-so-true with this specific hairdo. Jenny has shared three amazing looks and the simple ways to achieve them using Redken stylers.

The Forward Sweep
  1. Mist Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer onto damp hair and comb through.
  2. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel evenly throughout hair.
  3. To direct hair forward, blow-dry using your fingers in a side-to-side sweeping motion for tousled texture. Once hair is dry, take random pieces and flatiron for additional dimension.
  4. To enhance texture and definition, reapply a small amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel, and work into a chic, forward sweep.
  5. Finish with a mist of Redken wax blast 10 high-impact finishing spray-wax for instant undone texture.
  6. The next day, mist Redken pillow proof blow dry two-day extender all over to refresh the style.

The Sleek Pixie
  1. Mist Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer onto damp hair and comb through.
  2. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel evenly throughout hair.
  3. Create a deep side part, then use a fine-tooth comb to blow-dry hair as smooth as possible in the direction you want it to lay.
  4. Once hair is dry, flatiron to smooth out any kinks.
  5. For added sleekness, reapply a small amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel and comb through to distribute. Position the fringe across the forehead and finesse the shape as needed, tucking any longer pieces behind the ears.
  6. Finish with a thorough mist of Redken quick dry 18 instant finishing spray for shine and long-lasting control.

Glam Volume
  1. Mist Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer onto damp hair and comb through.
  2. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel evenly throughout hair. To maintain natural texture, blow-dry hair using your fingers, lifting sections as you dry to add volume.
  3. After hair is completely dry, use a 1” curling iron to randomly curl sections downward. Take small sections and alternate directions to create dimension
  4. Emulsify 2 – 4 pumps of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel in your palms and run your hands through the hair, using your fingertips to gently lift and shape the front layers into an upward direction.
  5. Finish with a mist of Redken control addict 28 extra high-hold hairspray for maximum control.
  6. The next day, mist Redken pillow proof blow dry two-day extender all over, using your fingers to refresh the texture.

You don’t have to be afraid that a shorter style is only going to offer you one look. As you can see, one cut ... three different stunning styles!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Summer Tresses Treatment from Celeb Stylist Felix Fischer

Courtesy Felix Fischer IG

As we were stating yesterday, the things this weather will do to our hair! Not to mention the beach, the pool, the summer sun, and all of the other summertime activities. By the end of a really great weekend, our hair has a bonafide hangover!

But, we recently came across an amazing treatment from celebrity hairstylist Felix Fischer. Felix has coiffed the likes of Penelope Cruz, Ashley Graham, J.Lo, Gigi Hadid and more, so we thought that his restorative Treatment Pony was very much worth a try. 

The Treatment Pony not only works wonders for our summer damage hair, we know that it’ll be amazing for winter too! The best part of this treatment -- other than gorgeous hair -- it can be done any time of day!

Felix’s Treatment Pony:

Step One: First, brush hair out and add your favorite hair mask to the entire head, like the evolis Professional PROMOTE Treatment Mask. (TME Favorite)

Step Two: Place hair on top of head and brush into a simple high ponytail, securing with a gentle hair elastic.

Step Three: Heat up a quarter inch hair wand (try hot tools). Take 1-inch sections of hair from the pony and wrap around the wand, leaving out the ends. Keep going until whole ponytail is curled.

Step Four: Apply Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray to curls and shake up/rough them up for added volume and texture.

Step Five: Go about your business and enjoy amazing hair!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Alert To Girl With Curls

Any of us who have curls know all about the misery that summer humidity brings! Is there a solution on the horizon? We think so!  From Color Wow, the brand introduces Dream Coat for Curly Hair. And it’s not your average sticky gel or slimy serum. This water-like mist is a one-and-done for most waves, spirals, and curls.

Summer is all about embracing your natural texture, and now it’s easier than ever with this game-changing, industry-first spray technology that air-dries to form the silky, gloss, perfectly bundled curls of your dreams. Color Wow’s tri-polymer technology replaces typical heavy formulas that weigh hair down and make it dull, crisp or crunchy so you get nothing but bouncy, shiny, healthy curls.

Dream Coat for Curly Hair:
  • Aligns + defines perfect curl patterns
  • Moisturizes, smooths and defrizzes
  • Restores elasticity + spring
  • Long-lasting hold, without hard, crunchy texture
  • Perfectly hydrated curls have glossy, supernatural shine

Forget multi-product curl care! Color Wow’s Dream Coat for Curly Hair is heavy-hitter that’s lightweight, giving your hair the same silky, supernaturally glossy texture that you get from the original Dream Coat, now for your natural curls (and without the need for heat). Color Wow’s Dream Coat for Curly Hair ($24) is available online at Color Wow and fine salons nationwide.

Friday, December 8, 2017

How To Wear Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

By now you’ve probably heard that Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced on Dec. 7, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2018. The explanation behind this particular hue -- “Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world.”

While this hue is not exactly a personal favorite, we’re all for some major chill in a world that seems to often leave us spinning out to find a bit of calm. The global recognition that color has a direct effect on mood is one that we concur with and one that we practice. As we previously stated, Ultra Violet is not a favorite hue however it’s one that we can absolute incorporate into our surroundings to help inspire focus and community -- for which we could all use a little more of. Incorporating Ultra Violet into your look is far easier than you think! To get you started, here are few of Team TME’s picks.


If you’re feeling a little bold, check out Clairol Color Crave Hair Makeup in “Brilliant Amethyst” ($10.99). It transforms all hair shades and textures, even the darkest hair and is a healthier alternative to permanent color thanks to no ammonia, no peroxide and no parabens.


COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers Shadows in “Purple Pop” ($3.99) or COVERGIRL Melting Pout Metallics Liquid Lipstick in “AMPED” ($7.99) can help you to easily incorporate this hue into your look!


Try butter London’s Ultra Violet ($10)! butter LONDON does not add Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, or TPHP to any of its nail product formulas and is always on point!


Add a bit of Ultra Violet to your daily beauty ritual with one or more of ghd’s stylers for its Nocturne Collection ($99 to $249)! 

Friday, October 13, 2017

The ghd Contour May Be This Year’s Must-Have Tool

In continuation from last season’s obsession with curls, Fall 2017 is big on texture, with 90s-inspired looks taking center stage on the catwalks and the Red Carpet. In response to these trends, ghd has introduced the new ghd contour, a limited edition tool the launched this October and available for FW17 only.

Featuring advanced ceramic heat technology and multi-dimensional plates; with ghd contour you can add depth and bold texture to any look, to instantly enhance shape and volume. Create a playful accent to the hair or add texture to silky strands that won’t hold a tease. Instantly enhance shape and experiment with different sections for a dual texture effort. Featuring the same advanced ceramic heat technology you know ghd by, this styling tool is a must have this season.

“We saw a lot of crimps in the 80’s and early 2000’s.  When I think about 80’s crimps I see something big and teased and wild looking. When I think of the late 90’s/early 2000’s, I think of something with a lot of product and stiff looking. Today’s modern crimp is neither of those. Think soft, playful and understated,” says celebrity hairstylist and ghd brand ambassador JustineMarjan.

JUSTINE’S TOP TIP: “You can easily add a pop of interest to any hairstyle through crimping. It creates amazing texture that instantly revives a look. For example, I love the way crimped hair looks when it's brushed and teased for major volume!”

  • ghd advanced ceramic heat technology (heats to 365°F)
  • Maximum size with multi-dimensional plates
  • 2-year warranty
  • Sleep mode: switches off after 30 minutes
  • Universal voltage
  • Includes protective plate guard

The ghd Contour ($169) is currently available, in limited edition, online at ghd and select retail locations!