“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.