“This holiday season brings the return of classic beauty,” says Master Colorist/Stylist and Pai-Shau Brand Ambassador, Rob Pizutti. “From the runways of Milan to red carpet events, I keep seeing softness, shine and touchable hair that is put into place, but never cemented in place.” Key points this festive party season, he claims, are luster, styles that keep your locks off your face, and playful hair that moves (perfection is boring!).
“Color looks for this holiday season are trending toward the warm and vibrant, including rich browns, deep coppers, and reds,” says Tonya Vulaj, senior stylist and colorist at Salon Ziba NYC. “Hair looks even more beautiful and luminous for holiday when accented with natural-looking balayage and free-form hair-painting techniques. For festive events, you can’t miss with loose and elegant updos, side-dos, or soft waves. Each can be created on a variety of different hair textures, always making sure to complement your individual facial features and lifestyle needs.”
I love tea…like 3 cups a tea love tea; but till I tried Pai-Shau I never considered it to be much benefit to my hair. Turns out Vietnamese women are on to something. The brand was created after the founder, Zohar Paz, went to Vietnam and saw women cleansing their hair with steeped tea leaves during an ancient bathing ritual.
Now is the best time of year to shop for beauty products; not only as gifts, but for yourself! Brands that ordinarily never discount offer value sets and limited edition gift sets this time of year, many of which sell out well before the holidays. Here’s a look at four favorites…
Bangs (whether long, fringe, or short and choppy) were big on the runways in New York, London and Milan this season, but leave it to Prada to come out with a unique take – side bangs. The look was aptly conceived to be “simple but extreme,” according to hairstylist extraordinaire Guido Palau.
“A braid is flattering on everyone, and can work for a day at the office, a night out, or your favorite music festival,” says Dove celebrity stylist, Mark Townsend. “Added bonus: your hair will have great texture when you take the braid out!” Personally I love it as a versatile gym look.
It’s not often that we see a truly unique look on a runway these days (putting aside clownish, over-the-top beauty and hair styles that no one would wear in real life). Public School managed to show one that was fresh, easy to re-create and versatile enough to wear day to night.
Forget that Jennifer Aniston is involved; the reason I trust Living Proof blindly is that all of their products were developed by scientists, meaning they put function first and foremost. These must work!! True to that, I have yet to try anything from them that I don’t love…
Walk into Mark Garrison’s namesake Manhattan salon and you just might see one of his many celebrity clients, which include Scarlett Johansson, Ashley Judd and Sandra Bullock. The affable hair expert clearly knows a thing or two about styling-discerning clients.