Go On. Be a Tease with Redken

24.7.12

Introducing NEW quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray

July, 2012 (New York, NY) – Now there‟s no more wishing a finishing spray did it all! Introducing NEW quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray, a dual-action high-speed finishing spray that truly goes beyond, providing the added finishing benefits of volume, texture and control! It delivers a long lasting texture with matte finish and locks any look in place in an instant, helping to transform a style to create that runway-ready teased look without all the effort.

Quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray is the newest addition to Redken‟s Style Connection Collection, a groundbreaking collection for dramatic texture transformations with unique formulas. For fantastic volume, achieve the same results as backcombing by applying at the roots to boost body on any style. The formula is dispensed in a horizontal spray by a patented fan that helps evenly disperse product to boost texture and grip with a full-bodied matte finish. When applied by holding further away from the head to finish the style, it locks in the volume with medium control and adds long-lasting hold.

“There‟s finally a product that not only helps me create runway styles by reducing the time it takes to create a teased style and the number of products I use, but it also helps my clients to achieve this sought-after look at home,” says Rodney Cutler, Redken Brand Ambassador and owner of Cutler/Redken Salons. “In one swift movement quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray changes the „fabric‟ of the hair by adding more grip and extra texture for an instant teased effect.”

Create a runway look that lasts all day in an instant: be a tease with Redken‟s new quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray that comes in a large and mini size to help lock in enviable volume and texture at home or on-the-go!

 

If you like to wear your hair reaching for the sky or have a pesky cowlick you want to hide (this would be me!), this will help you get it there without tearing your hair out from excessive teasing. This stuff not only helps to tease, but holds it all day long. Definitely a staple in our hair routine. Your hair will thank you!

 

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JenniferK

 

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Video Tutorial: Look Stunning Using Only The Make Up For Ever Flash Palette

21.7.12

If you knew there was one product you could use to make up your entire face, you would want to know all about it right? Well, Make Up For Ever has that one product in the form of their Flash Palette.

This palette is expensive (at $99), but it literally has every color you would ever need to use.

 

Purple eyes? Got it!

Fuchsia lips? Got it!

Black liner? Got it!

Silver liner with blue mascara? Got that too!

 

With this one palette you can create any look you want. I do not know one makeup artist that does not have this in their kit because it is so versatile.

 

In this tutorial I show you how to create an entire look using only the Flash Palette, and some skin products.

I used 3 (skin) color products aside from the palette:

  • Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation (available at Target.com for $9.99).
  • MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural (available at MACcosmetics.com for $29).
  • Temptu S/B Concealer Wheel (available at TemptuPro.com for $26).

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I also used all Sigma Beauty Brushes aside from one Kryolan Art 3503 Professional Brush. All Sigma Beauty Brushes can be purchased at SigmaBeauty.com. The Make Up For Ever Flash Palette can be purchased at Sephora.com for $99.

 

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JenniferK

Video Tutorial: A Summer Look! Turquoise Eye and Coral Cheek

18.7.12

We all can agree that this summer has been brutal! In this heat, who wants to apply loads of heavy powder to your eyes?

 

Using 3 liners we create a colorful eye that is sure to add a pop of color to any summer day. Wear it with a coral cheek and you’re right on trend for the season. Also, because the pencils are water resistant or waterproof, you’re sure to hold up against the smoldering heat!

 

Watch our YouTube Tutorial to learn how to complete this fun, summer look.

 

Products Used

  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon in Dramatic Teal
  • Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in #16 Teal
  • Kryolan Eye Pencil in Navy
  • Rimmel ScandalEyes Mascara in Black
  • Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset
  • NARS Blush in Orgasm
  • Mac Mineralize Pressed Powder
  • Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in #006 Strawberry Fraise
  • Sigma Beauty Precision Round Brush #P82
  • Sigma Beauty Flat Kabuki Brush #F80

 

Green Eye Video Video Tutorial: A Summer Look! Turquoise Eye and Coral Cheek

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our videos on ABeautyLoft’s YouTube Channel!

 

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JenniferK

Beauty Happy Hour: Discover the Perfect Cocktail For Your Hair with CURLS Founder, Mahisha Dellinger, Plus Giveaway!

17.7.12

Happy hour perks up just about everybody–even your hair. According to CURLS founder, Mahisha Dellinger, curly hair needs it’s own special cocktail of ingredients to have them at their best. She created CURLS, a line of products specially formulated for the needs of all types of curly hair.

Before CURLS, Dellinger  didn’t always have a warm and fuzzy feeling towards her hair.  “In 1 word – self-hatred,” says Dellinger when recalling how she felt about her natural texture. “I did everything i could to remove my curl pattern. I relaxed my hair, pressed it straight and blow dried it, regularly.” What changed for Dillinger? “I decided to embrace my natural texture, but during this process I realized how extremely challenging it was to find hair care products for my hair type.” When Dellinger couldn’t find products to meet the unique challenges of her hair, she took matters into her own hands and made CURLS history.

CURLS, is an organic hair care line that is mixed especially for a person’s unique curl pattern. “This is the focus for CURLS…to create options for all types of curly hair.  We understand that this isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ market…we must deliver options.  CURLS offers 7 different stylers just for this reason,” says Dellinger.

When asked what’s the biggest mistakes women with curly hair make? Dillinger answers,”One, styling with heat too often (doing so will permanently damage your curl pattern and two, not moisturizing daily…this is paramount!” She also shares how to keep you curls looking their best during the hot summer months:

1. Before you enter a pool, lake, ocean, or any body of water, drench your hair with water and apply a coat of conditioner to the hair. This water/conditioner mixture will fill up the gaps in your hair shaft and act as a barrier from the chlorinated water. Follow up with a little club soda; it makes for a good post-pool rinse. I recommend wearing a swim cap as often as possible. Although most hate wearing them for many reasons – it’s comfortable, unattractive, or it never stays on, etc. – using a cap, that securely protects the hair, is always the best option.
2. If there is a time to be extra gentle with your hair, it is now. Treat your hair like a fine silk blouse. Purchase a gentle hydrating shampoo. ALWAYS follow up with a rich conditioner. Shampoo gently – massage a small amount of shampoo into scalp, rinse well. Use a quality conditioner with moisturizing ingredients to deep condition her hair on a weekly basis during the summer. Look for ingredients such as wheat germ, jojoba oil, coconut oil, silk amino acids, etc.
3. Over-shampooing and under-conditioning is a common culprit to dry and frizzy hair…especially in the summer months. Shampooing more than 1x a week is not recommended. On “shampoo-less” days, simply do a conditioning rinse – rinse hair to remove styling products (this is when using the right products that are water soluble come in).
4. Avoid products that contain synthetic oils such as mineral and/or petrolatum oil, as they further dehydrate your hair. Also avoid products that contain drying alcohol, such as hair spray, mousse and some gels. Instead, opt for a finishing lotion.
5. Pay special attention to the ends of your hair; after all, they are the oldest part of the hair. Mix a bit of a conditioner with a natural oil, apply, and comb through ends; leave in for extra protection.

6. Hydrate your curls DAILY…this is very important!
You can find CURLS Target, CVS, Rite-Aid, and other retail stores across the country. For more hair care tips and CURLS product information, visit http://www.curls.biz/.

“I learned, over time, how unique and gorgeous natural hair is,” says Dellinger. “I haven’t look back since!”

And just for A Beauty Loft readers, CURLS is giving away one of their best selling products, Curl Gel-ls’c – Curl Serum, a $25 value! For a chance to win, fill out form below and leave a comment about how you keep your curly hair looking it’s best! Contest runs from 12:01 AM EST Wednesday, July 18, 2012 to Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:01 AM. Open to residents of the United States of America.

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