Meg hair! I hope you all are having good hair days. I really need to get in to see Marco Pelusi. The greys are back! Da dum, da dum, da dum-Argh!! For those of you that don't have the King of Hollywood Hair around your corner you can always reach him hair.
Hair are some of your questions answered from Mr. Marco Pelusi himself!
Q: taylvs3 says she has split ends although no heat styling of any kind.
A: Hey there all! Well, unfortunately, most any length of hair past just a few inches means that our hair succumbs the environment. Even basic wind can be a culprit to create dry brittle or split ends. Also unfortunately your particular hair texture might just simply be prone to split ends. The answer is in haircutting and styling. You must have your haircut - no matter what length it's at - every six weeks or so. Even if you merely trim the very ends, this will help the ends from looking frayed, and make them style fresher and better. As far as styling goes, you need a really good flat iron to help touch up the ends of your hair after it's dry. If it still look dry and split, apply Marco Color Smoothing Gloss to those split tips, or a shine serum similar to the Gloss, to calm down your split ends. Hope this helps!
Q: dachsieangelgirl says she just turned 60, has thinning hair, and wants volume. She asks what products she can use for this.
A: Very common problem my dear for many women. My first recommendation, for your peace of mind, is to consult yourdermatologist. He/she may have some suggestions for you, and alsowill be able to keep track of your thinning pattern. Secondly, I can't stress enough how very important it is to give yourself an extremely thorough scalp massage while shampooing. It's a necessity. Become good at massaging your own scalp. Ask your hairdresser how to do it properly. And finally, use products that boost volume. Marco Color Bodifying Shampoo volumizes without stripping the hair, while Marco Color Control Gel can literally be applied directly to your scalp (your areas of fine hair).
Thanks so much Marco! What hair issues do you have?
Hello ladies, Eleni here! We all know what an amazing brand Sebastian is. For some reason Sebastian makes my friends go crazy, crazy in a way that only lust for shoes can. I remember that when I was getting ready to move to Los Angeles from Greece, five years ago, all my female friends that worked on TV, you know, the ones that had to have perfect hair all the time, asked me to send them some Sebastian products. Back then, Sebastian was the only brand professional hair stylists used in Greece - and it was very hard to find at a normal price. There was some kind of Sebastian black market forming in the media world! A few days ago I sent an e-mail to all these girlfriends that I used to ship Sebastian products to, letting them know that I'm invited to a Sebastian Shaper hairspray's 25th anniversary blowout event at the Paramount Studios Backlot. I think some of them cried. And when Jasmine and I arrived at the event, we almost cried too! Honestly, we've never been to a better organized, more creative, more fun beauty event! It was at the Paramount New York City lot, a place inside the studio that looks identical to a Manhattan neighborhood. So the event was like a block party! Literally! All the Sebastian girls looked like a mixture of Helena Bonham Carter, Barbarella and Brigitte Bardot, wearing futuristic renaissance clothes! There were many bars all around the place, trays of food coming by, blowouts happening at every corner, cameras, photographers, movie projectors, fog machines, an opera show, circus acts, a painter, photo booths, a media room and a DJ! I mean, come on! We were in awe! Can I use any more exclamation marks?! So, now that I have your attention (and possibly your envy too) let's talk about what Sebastian Professional Shaper Hairspray Collection is all about.
Thomas Dunkin, Sebastian Professional Stylist Design Team member, labels Re-Shaper as a new styling classic. “There are few products that I can truly count as indispensible, but Sebastian’s Re-Shaper has quickly proven to be just that,” says Thomas. “Re-Shaper offers incredible versatility -- flexibility matches it’s holding power. If I need to create big, bold, dramatic looks for a set shoot or just finish a client off with a soft, subtle texture, Re-Shaper is all I need.”
With the reveal of Re-Shaper hairspray limited-edition packaging in August 2010, Sebastian celebrates its 25th Anniversary as an iconic styling brand and reinvents itself with a fearless new design for its most classic styling icon with up to 30% better brushability than a multiple award-winning spray.
“Sebastian Shaper Hairspray – the first to offer brushable, flexible hold – became a classic the moment it was introduced in 1985,” says Reuben Carranza, CEO, P&G Salon Professional North America. “Since then, Shaper has remained a favorite among salon and editorial stylists and has stayed current and cool.”
Sebastian goes back to its past to deliver for the future. From red carpet glam to street-style edge, Shaper’s legacy has been shaped by the dynamic demands of the country’s entertainment capital, Hollywood, California. After 25 years of raising the bar, Sebastian introduces the next generation of Shaper hairsprays: Re-Shaper, Shaper Fierce, and Shaper Zero Gravity. Re-Shaper dresses to impress with limited-edition packaging inspired by the innately cool signature of Sebastian’s newest Visionary, jewelry designer Pamela Love. The package design embodies a trend that unleashes a new femininity – one of raw energy and fearlessness.
This trio of hairsprays in the Shaper Collection - Re-Shaper, Shaper Zero Gravity and Shaper Fierce - offers three levels of holding and styling power, representing the ultimate arsenal of shaping stylers. The Shaper collection contains a tailored formula combination that allows for maximum molding and shaping potential, without sacrificing long-lasting hold. Styling polymers, natural waxes and minerals modify the surface of the hair to create matte, messy, polished or soft texture.
Committed to finding new and untapped sources of inspiration for stylists and consumers alike, Sebastian looked to the world of fashion accessories to uncover its latest visionary muse. Counted as a fashion stylist, designer, sculptor and musician, Pamela Love is a creative in the truest sense. Born in Brooklyn, a resident of NYC, and known around the world, Pamela both projects and prescribes “what’s next” via her edgy personal style and jewelry designs.
For Sebastian, Pamela Love’s street panache, free spirit and multi-talents create a compound effect that exudes inspiration. Her work as a jeweler, in particular, is exemplary of the power of shaping and reshaping to realize an artistic vision into coveted style. Pamela is a designer of her own eponymous line that she makes by hand out of her design studio in Chelsea, NYC.
Beginning August 2010, Sebastian Professional Re-Shaper hairspray will be available in a limited-edition Pamela Love-inspired design at 10,000 salons nationwide!
How exciting is it when such inspiring new collaborations take place? Can you ladies wait till August?
Meg hair, I'm so going to brag. I pride Megsmakeup.com on being exclusive. There's not a ton of mainstream on hair and we're keeping it that way. Sure my numbers would shoot up if I wrote "Revlon" every sentence. That's not us, if you want "easy breezey Covergirl" keep looking. The "masses" has never been my demographic. If you want the mass then your happy with the CVS mass mailing. I'm not happy with it, the stuff doesn't deliver luxury. While I turn down most I'm not an idiot, I'm not only loving but buying from Lockandmane.com I LOVE that they feature some of the tougher to find hair care! I also love that they'll drink a bottle or two with me in NYC and while I'm there point me right in hair fabulousness. So pour yourself a cocktail and hair about their tips!
Summer sun, somethin's begun...and sometimes that somethin is not good. Christina from Lock & Mane here. Most of the time we love our jobs over at L&M, since our jobs involve helping people have great hair. But as the temperature has been rising and the humidity starts to make the summer air feel like you are walking through soup we have been hearing so many more hair woes than hair wows.
It's funny that the number one and two complaints are actually polar hair opposites, but the warm weather brings out the worst of both FRIZZ and its evil twin, GREASE.
It doesn't have to though and we have some quick tips for providing you with those sleek and sexy locks you so covet without making your head look like a BP accident.
Today we're going to tackle the less addressed malice, grease. We cannot say it enough.. Your best bet is to beat grease and oil at their own game and to try to eliminate them before they start.
1. Embrace the Alcohol (not just the red wine Meg!) - Alcohol helps to dry out your scalp and roots. Try to find a root lifter or volumizing spray that contains alcohol and target the oily parts of the hair, the shaft and the roots.
2. Your scalp is skin. Treat it that way. Look for hair products that contain salicylic acid (the same ingredient you have used for years to combat oily skin). We love Rene Furterer's Curbicia purifying clay shampoo. It deeply cleanses the scalp while controlling sebum (grossness).
3. Avoid excessive hair touching. Oils from the fingers and hands latch onto hair like a groupie at a Poison concert (in 1988).
4. Piling wet hair at the top of the head contributes to making hair more oily. The transfer of oil from scalp to ends and vice versa just becomes too easy.
5. Skip Conditioner. We know it has become such a routine. Shampoo, then condition. But if you have oily hair then your natural oils are probably conditioning hair enough, so feel free to skip a day or even two of conditioning treatments during your wash routine.
This is a Luxury Hair Care Site! Not for "Steals and Deals" but for ladies serious about their glowing tresses. Every product we go crazy for is on hair! Except Marco Pelusi (but we'll get him there.) Here is Meg's interview on Lock and Mane! Meg, one quick question-what item does every girl need?
Meg: I'm not fancy, I really never grew up with anything luxurious but the one splurge I will Never Regret is the beauty of being to be able to pull out a Mason Pearson hairbrush! I see you carry my favorite brush at a wonderful price! Much like a girl's first Chanel lipstick-A Mason Pearson brush is substance! Luxury that works! A women that grabs her amazing hand-bag ALWAYS has this amazing brush inside it to offer. It's just quality and timeless class. You really "have arrived" when you have a Mason Pearson. Of course overdoing this regime can lead to the F-word (and not the good one). Stay tuned until next time my lovelies when we take on the undivine Ms. F head on. Who else is with Meg on the Mason Pearson! What hair products are you dying for on Lock And Mane?
Meg here! We asked our resident celebrity hair guru and rated #1 colorist in Los Angeles, Marco Pelusi to answer your hair questions! He's taking two at a time and will be sharing his answers. He has lots of celebrity clients but I featured Brooke Burke. Marco is responsible for her hair always looking so gorgeous. I wanted our brunette readers to especially ask away! I remember when I was a brunette (before the greys came!) It was hard to keep it from looking too mousy. I wish I had know this "glaze" tip back then! Take it away Marco!
Roxtarchic wants to know how we are able to give Brooke Burke that gorgeous brown shine and don't pull through any red color.
Answer: The beauty of a 'glaze'. Ask your haircolorist for a glaze service if your hair gets too reddish when going light brown. A demi permanent haircoloring that neutralizes red or warm tones is perfect for this purpose. Also ask your colorist to use a natural, neutral, or possibly ash tone in your base haircolor and/or glaze formula. Also using products specifically to prevent premature color fade is extremely important. Especially a great shampoo that won't strip out color. Nothing to cause it to turn red. I'm obviously a huge fan of my line for being superior in protecting color. You can check it out at www.marcopelusi.com
2. Rubysbeautyasks what's a good uv protectant for her finer curly wavy hair without weighing her hair down.
Answer:Marco Anti-Frizz Leave-In Conditioner with Collagen Color Guard is an easy, lightweight choice for this purpose. It's super light and doesn't weigh the hair down. This signature product contains huge quantities of collagen and sunscreens (benzophenones) to protect the hair from the sun's oxidating effects. You Meg peeps and my supermodel client Carol Alt have always loved (and can't live without) this product! I don't comb through one single head of hair at my studio without applying this product to my clients' hair. Meg comes close to a meltdown when she starts to get low on hers!
I have been hopping all around the country like a maniac for the past 6 weeks or so, some "work" and some fun but this Goddess Granny is certain of ONE thing: it's getting harder and requires more patience every trip in order to navigate the shark-infested airline/TSA waters as you attempt to reach your final destination... oh... you actually expect to GET there when you buy a ticket? Silly rabbit! And your baggage? Naw... you don't need that stuff, we'll do you a favor and REALLY test your shopping skills in a BIG way and require you to replace your extensive shoe and makeup wardrobe on OUR piddly standard replacement budget, HAHAHA! Do these people have any earthly idea how much products cost?
The thing about it all though is that I still love to travel and love the fact that every frustrating flight and bumpy touch-down holds infinite possibilities for fun and adventure even if it's not all roses along the way, you end up someplace else and I for one think that's rather fabulous indeed! I had a LOT of time recently while sitting in airports waiting for wayward planes to show up to catch up on my magazine reading which I love to do but seldom sit still long enough to enjoy at home. There is a publication out there for any/all interests but of course, I am drawn to those "slicky-back" magazines that feature gorgeous girls on the covers and promise to be FULL of info and pictures to inspire and annoy my sense of style. My carry-on was actually twice as heavy at one point but hey, it's THEIR fault for making me sit so damn long and buy so many mags, right?
I soaked in all the fashions, caught up on the gossip, figured out who had "surgery" and who needed it, and got the facts and opinions on what the HOT products are for just about everyone out there whether they know it or not! Seriously... it's either an addiction or insanity and I'm not gonna' take a lot of time sorting it out: just know that I currently have in my lil' redhead such a wealth of "product knowledge" that Jeopardy should be calling ME for answers, HA!
I kept catching little blurbs from various "experts" and "stylists" in several publications about an entirely new and genius product and although I will honestly say that the line is not one I WAS familiar with, let me tell you, I have seen the light and it's in a lime-green and black container! Apparently the ambitious and renowned folks at "TRESemme" have been hard at work and listening to their customers which in and of itself impresses me: the current trend and crop of "dry shampoos" on the market do work for the most part but alas, can leave hair dull and/or scented like that neglected geranium plant in my kitchen, a bit mossy and sort of dank you could say? I also saw the Kate Moss pic that proclaimed she had "turned white overnight!" which was only a case of too zealous a sprinkling with dry shampoo... her hairline was indeed white however and didn't add to her look IMO.
I read about this product, "TRESemme Waterless Foam Shampoo" once, twice, and then several more times mostly in little blurbs tucked into the pages of all the glitz and glam but it captured my attention enough for me to go on a hunt for it and a HUNT is was: the first three store-shelves were bare of it with only a descriptive card to prove it had been there at all... finally located a container of it in a drugstore in Upstate NY and discovered what all the BUZZ is about: the stuff is flippin' amazing and WELL worth the hunt! It's one product in their new "Fresh Start" line but it's like no other "dry" shampoo I have ever tried. Because I work out a lot and have highly color processed hair, a dry shampoo saves my butt some days when there are errands to run or a tight schedule ahead. It's formulated with witch hazel to absorb oil and impurities, citrus extracts which leave hair smelling and feeling fresh, and aloe vera which actually conditions your hair when you can't hit the shower right away! Mostly chem-free and the FIRST product of its kind on the market and the natural "cleanser" is derived from coconuts so what's not to like?
You pump this waterless foam 2-3 times into your hand and apply to the roots then distribute it evenly through your hair. Wait one minute and then use a towel to gently pat hair, totally drying it in the process and leaving it fresh and nice! They have other products including a refreshing mist if you really want to give it a spritz of sweetness but honestly, I find that it does SUCH an amazing job of really making my hair look and feel so shiny clean that nothing else is needed. It leaves your hair soft, smelling wonderful, and really feeling like you can run out the door and feel good about the results! No water needed, nothing but a dry towel and this remarkable and effective product. Buh-bye powder head and no more looking like Marie Antoinette without a cupcake! If my hair has any "white" (ya' think?) in it no one will ever see it now!
The website has more cool info on this truly innovative product as well as on the entire "Fresh Start" line.
I am going to guess that you might have to make more than one stop to find this "drugstore dream" of a product as it is flying off the shelves from all accounts and beauty editor musings but I highly suggest that if you, like me, travel a lot or just need something you can count on to freshen up your hair without an hour-process of washing, drying, and styling that you RUN to grab some and give it a try! Nothing like it out there that I have seen and I'm telling everyone I know about it so you'd best be fast! This company sets the bar high for their products and I have since discovered that MANY celebrated stylists rely on their products as some of "the best" and truly high-quality at reasonable prices, available to all as well as a product for all and every type of hair and styling need.
You can get it here for $5.00 or check out your local supermarket, mass-retailer, drugstore shelves. I hate yucky hair, airplane hair, or workout hair that I just can't clean right away so this is a MUST HAVE for me.
Do you ladies also love a product that will get ya' by until you can wash and wear your usual way?
"If you like pina coladas, gettin' caught in the rain". There, I've put the song in your head and now you'll have to live with it all day! Yes, Sweetassgal does like a pina colada now and then and I have NO problem getting caught in the rain. In fact...I prefer it! And if by getting caught in the rain my hair gets a little wet and I get a fresh whiff of coconut infused shampoo then all the much better. Add to that a shampoo that is sulfate and paraben free, has active organic ingredients and has packaging derived from renewable resources for right around $5 and I'd say you've got plenty of money left over to have a pina colada or two in the rain or just about any other place you may like. Sing it Rupert...mama loves a good cheesy 70's song sung at the top of my lungs!
Organix Beauty Pure and Simple Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo caught my eye at the store the other day as I was looking for an affordable organic shampoo that a friend of mine had told me about. I couldn't remember the name off the top of my head but I knew it came in fruity scents and had a smaller odd shaped bottle. We were at Wally-World (I hate that place...people behave like mouth breathing troglodytes in Wal-Mart) getting Sweetassguy a hunting license and I thought I'd scope it out. I did not find the brand I was looking for but I did find the Organix so I thought I'd give it a shot. Per my daughters shopping MO I immediately flipped open the cap and gave it a good sniff. Of course it smelled like gorgeous coconut which is perfect for the upcoming summer months so it was already off to a good start. Off I went to shower and wash away dirt and oil without sulfates or parabens.
Being sulfate free automatically means there won't be the kind of bubbles that make little kids squeal but there is enough lather for a great set of devil horns or a Mohawk...whatever tickles your fancy. I attribute this to the whipped egg white ingredient present in the formula which, being a protein helps to strengthen your hair. The lather foams and is very soft and silky feeling which is the coconut oil going to work washing away impurities and helping to hydrate your hair. One thing is for sure, breathing in the decadent scent of coconut oil in the shower was definitely a great start to my day but it was eventually marred when I realized I was getting ready for work and not a day by the pool sipping cocktails. Funny how the scent of coconut automatically puts you in a Jimmy Buffet/Margaritaville kind of mood!
When testing shampoo's I don't follow with a conditioner because I don't want that to get in the way of how the shampoo actually performed on its own. So I rinsed out the lovely scented lather and stepped out of the shower prepared to see what my unruly curls thought of the experience. Let me start off by saying I have been INCREDIBLY spoiled these last 5 months by Meg. Back in December I tested the Prive Shampoo and Conditioner to RAVE reviews. The stuff is just incredible. I have never, ever had hair as soft and curls as supple as I get with the Prive. And yes, it is very expensive but I kid you not it's almost June and I still have a tiny bit left! I love it and I WILL go get the recyclable bottles refilled at the nearest salon. But in the interim I wanted to try a super affordable organic that anyone could get at the store so here we are with the Organix Nurturing Coconut Oil shampoo.
So coming off the heels of the pricey Prive the Organix has its work cut out for it. First thing I noticed (and remember I didn't use conditioner) was that my easily tangled curly hair wasn't too difficult to comb through even sans a leave in. So that's props #1 for a really hydrating shampoo. Second thing I noticed is that my curls seemed to be a little tighter than normal which seemed strange to me. I'm really liking the looser look of my curls lately and have even been playing with getting the beachy look of soft and loose curls for the summer so this was a little bit of a backwards step for me there. However, for those who want definition this is certainly prop #2 for the shampoo. I let my hair air dry and went about my day. Having no other product in my hair there is a bit of frizziness by mid day but my hair is still soft, very shiny and well hydrated. I think following up with the paired Organix conditioner will help abate the frizziness but that's a review for another day.
I'll check back in a few days to see how it lasts day to day. I must say that for a $5 shampoo this is a really hydrating product so if you are oily hair prone this might not be the shampoo for you. They do have other more clarifying shampoos like a lovely Tea Tree Mint (dying to try for those build up removing days) which would work great for toning down the oil production but I've yet to try it so I can't fully attest to that yet. They also have other incredible scents like Mandarin Olive Oil, Cherry Blossom Ginseng, White Tea Grapeseed and Passion Fruit Guava! Sounds like a trip to the tropics every time you shower. YUM. Isn't it funny when your shampoo smells so great you could eat it? You won't...but it smells like you could!
Comparatively speaking the Prive is still the shining star of my shampoo arsenal but the Organix is a really good and affordable choice. No sulfates and parabens is a huge plus and the great scent is a topper. It can't hurt to give it a try and see what you think. Any time we can get those nasty additives out of our beauty products and still manage great hair then it's a winner for everyone. And at $5 a bottle you can afford to try out just about any scent you want. Here's to the $5 Organix Nourishing Coconut Oil Shampoo and the $5 happy hour Pina Colada that it will inspire. One more time...IF YOU LIKE PINA COLADAS! GLAM ON!
Jasmine Simone here! It’s that time again ladies! Summer is on the horizon and it is my favorite time of year. After months of bundling up in sweaters, scarves and boots up to the knee, it is liberating to finally shed my winter layers and emerge out of my cocoon to soak up every drop of sunshine I can; somewhat like a turtle contently basking on a rock for nourishment. Ok I admit that those of us living in Southern California might as well be stuck in a seasonal time capsule we have so many warm months. It evokes an image in my mind of the overeager student in high school that comes early to class and stays late to get in good with Teach; warm days are expected, seemingly never-ending with winter/spring/fall rolled up into one small 3 month blip in the otherwise constant warm and sunny weather.
The weather here has seduced many of my East Coast / Midwest friends into settling down in Cali and I can vouch that I’ve definitely awarded a point for this enticing attribute in my proverbial book of approval. (San Diego / Los Angeles climate is one of the few factors that really tipped the scale in my decision to move here from New York City.) Of course with the lovely weather comes the natural instinct to spend as much time as possible outdoors. Cue the trips to the beaches, outdoor parties and activities, nature excursions, picnics, backyard BBQs, patio seating at restaurants, and sun, sun, sun! All this exposure to the drying sun and heat, dips in the ocean and general glamorizing for all the summer events can take a heavy toll on one’s hair. l’m sure everyone’s with me on this, but when my hair is looking good, I feel that everything else is just complimentary to my appearance; healthy, flattering hair is necessary and the most important part of looking my best in my honest opinion. And the only way to do this is to use products that keep the condition of my hair looking it’s best by maintaining moisture, manageability, overall healthiness. Affirm Moisture plus is the newest addition to their group of advanced care hair relaxers. This new line, made for people with sensitive scalp or extremely damaged hair, can also be a good choice for those like me that just want a little extra protection against the inevitable stress on the hair - an unfortunate side effect (though one I choose willingly and feel for now is completely worth it) that comes with forcing one’s hair into permanent straightness with a chemical process. Affirm has always been a favorite line of mine when it comes to chemical straighteners. I’ve tried many different brands and this one has by been the most nourishing and left my hair feeling in the best condition after the process. Affirm Fiber Guard has been a favorite choice of mine in the past but Moisture Plus leaves my hair feeling even more manageable after the styling. I could not believe the drastic improvement in the overall texture - though my lovely stylist used holding products in my hair, I could still run my hands through my head without snagging or breaking. My hair was so soft! Eureka! The ends looked smooth and gave my hair an overall healthy appearance, which to me is the most important goal in my hair maintenance rituals.
Final note: for those that are in the “hair straightening for women” club with me, please note that this is a lye-based relaxer, not sodium based, though it does work in complimentary tandem with Brazilian straightening products. Please check to make sure that your preferred brand is also lye-based before using this product or
What’s your favorite product(s) for achieving that perfect straight hair look?
Meg here! Brooke Burke's hair always looks amazing! She shows how to be a brunette without being mousy. Caramel shimmers through-out her tresses! We've shown the blondes and the redheads on www.megsmakeup.com a lot of love lately. What's a dark-haired beauty to do? How do we get our hair to look multi-plex? How does Brooke keep her mane so glossy?
The first thing Brooke does is visit Marco Pelusi! I was sitting in Marco's chair just finishing up my blow out when Brooke "waltzed in"-that was a Dancing With The Stars reference! She sees Marco before she heads to the studio to film. We all can't sit in Marco's chair but on Megsmakeup, we give you the same access to the same guru's as the celebs.
I know Brooke keeps her hair (and shine) with Marco's products. He adds collagen (we lose it when we age-another lovely thing to look forward to) to his line. The collagen keeps your hair shaft healthy and plump and PROTECTS your pricey color! If you have one item to try, I would suggest going for Marco's Anti-Frizz Leave In Conditioner. It does everything it says and the bottle will last you a LONG time. I use a dime size amount and have hardly made a dent!
Any of you can post your questions to Marco here in the comments section! If you want A-List answers then you're in luck! We've heard a lot from our blondes and redheads so I would love to hear from our brunettes.
Ask away! Marco is such a sweetie that he will be personally answering. Get Hollywood insight from the color guru! If you need some protection for your color-here comes summer! Sun and Chlorine do not make for a long lasting dye-jobs. The leave-in conditioner will help your hair before Mr. UV gets a hold of it with his fading elements.
What hair issue is keeping you from your own personal Cha-Cha?
"Plump" and "Thick": well...unless you're talking about lips and/or a damn good steak, these are two words I really am not happy to hear connected in ANY way to my person? Goddess Granny just believes that sometimes you have to cut to the chase and just spew out what you mean so I'm going to settle down and get all "Plump and Thick" with y'all for a few so we can chat about this AWESOME shampoo!
SO many amazing celebrity hairstylists, I know but you have to love a smokin' cute guy who comes right out and says that he thinks "Confidence is HOT!" Nick Chavez is a gorgeous man with years of experience in front of the camera as a model and actor but what strikes me most about this uber-talented guy is his honest approach to why and how he "believes"everyone can be "Every Day Gorgeous" and that he's has painstakingly created a line of incredible products to help anyone be and look their best! I always tend to have just a tad more faith when someone who obviously is in the "loop of beauty" themselves and KNOWS how hard it is to choose products and stay healthy and great looking shares their info graciously based on a personal experience and not just acts as a "salesperson" for a line!
His salon in the heart of Beverly Hills boasts some totally incredible clients of course but more importantly, Nick stays very connected to his biz and is hands-on in the many incredible "makeovers" that his staff does for TV and on set.I also love that he's from a very large and close family with hard-work and farming in their hearts and he obviously gives back to his community and people as graciously as he shares his talents with his clients and the world! I absolutely enjoyed reading about him and believe he's a beautiful guy in side and out,rare these days...I totally admire self-made people and Nick is inspirational in many ways! Plus he creates some damn fine products so what's not to love?
Nick Chavez Plump and Thick: this is for me,a dream shampoo: it's pink, it's thick, smells heavenly during a wash and after,has clouds of silky-lather(I dislike low-lather shampoo,sorry), and best of all WORKS just as described to add TONS of volume and thickness to my thick but baby-fine hair. It's not for the "green/organic/non-chem" among us and honestly, I'm not always the greenest girl at the party but if you have hair that needs a boost,this luscious shampoo will prop our your drooping locks like crazy and without the use of sprays and pins,and all manner of clip-ins ad add ons! It's loaded with collagen and when I test drive a shampoo,I usually lather twice, use no conditioners or leave-in,and simply blow dry after washing. I did this using this shampoo three times in a row all by itself and without a doubt,it's one of the BEST ever for my hair! It leaves my color-processed hair shiny and bouncy and best of all, it gives it that "swing and bling" like the girls that aren't computer-generated in the shampoo ads when you walk. You need very little for maximum results and I also like that Nick's products are "reasonable" for the exceptional quality!
Simple, clean packaging and easy to hold non-breakable bottle: what is UP with those "let's put it in a glass bottle" hyper-stylish/eco-conscious/not so clever shampoo companies? The last thing I need in my bath is glass unless there is champagne in it...
The site is cool and and loaded with info,be sure to browse around as there are lots of tips and tricks and read about Nick Chavez and his family: I am lusting for the Leave In Conditioner and Starlet Shine Spray.There is also a neat feature where you can enter your "needs" have the right products for you pop up,one of the best sites I've visited that targets hair products and people with such ease and sincerity.
Buy your own "Plump and Thick" here and feel really GOOD about those words for a change!
My hair is one of my best "accessories" and I love when products really bring out my color and style! Do you love fabulous hair products and your hair too?
Meg hair! I was out with my friend Adam and he said to me "Don't you know any red heads that you can fix me up with? I love red heads." I know like a gazillion people but this request made me stop and think. I've been a red head before. Actually, most of my girlfriends have tried to go ginger. It's just pretty hard to maintain. In my opinion it fades the fastest. The only consistent red head I know is Goddess Granny and I think her husband might mind if I gave Adam her number!
What's the trick to sustaining a lush red hue? As with all hair questions I ran to our resident expert Marco Pelusi and this is what I learned!
Many of my clients like to wear a redder color in their hair, and it’s certainly a fun option - even my blonde clients may wish to redden their color. Usually for us here in L.A. it's a matter of being red carpet ready! But it’s just sweet to have brighter color when it’s really sunny outside during the warmer months, and a richer, deeper tone when it’s gets colder. Often a reddish tone is a lovely choice to add into your color - again both to blondes or to light brunettes - if your skin tone can carry it. A problem can arise quickly, however, when you add red colors: they sometimes fade more quickly than the usual blonde or brunette color. As a general note, reds are first to fade, because they are the largest dye molecules. Whether you're is a redhead, blonde or brunette, if you're going even a bit redder, you should always be mindful of what you could do to prevent your hair from premature color fade. This may include leaving the color on a bit longer on certain areas, or mixing up separate formulas for the roots vs. the rest of the hair. Ask your haircolorist about this issue. Be sure to not simply pull through the same root color, but rather use a fresh color formula for the ends of the hair. Really put your colorist to the test so you’ll be able to maintain your color longer. Then you need to evaluate which haircare products you're using at home. You need to make sure that the products are specifically formulated to repair and moisturize, as well as prevent hair from premature color fade so that the redder color lasts and doesn’t fade quickly. Marco Collagen Color Guard Haircare works beautifully to achieve this goal. Lastly, as a general rule, it’s possible that you won’t need to shampoo as often, perhaps every other day, which will help retain red haircolor for a longer period of time.
Also, in general for all hair, but especially red color treated hair, you need to prevent your hair from drying out, especially at the ends. The longer the hair is, the older it is, and it will need special treatment. Longer hair doesn’t have the benefit of sebum or hair oils produced at the scalp that keep the hair shaft healthy and shiny. In addition, any different dimensions/levels of color/chemicals on the hair creates a need also for more conditioning. Therefore it’s a matter of using high quality restorative products - shampoo for the scalp, and conditioner for the ends. When you condition, allow time for the conditioner to sit on the ends of the hair. The concept is just like moisturizing your skin. It’s important not to over shampoo/cleanse the hair, because this can dry it out. All you really need to do is shampoo the scalp, and let the shampoo rinse down the ends, as opposed to forcefully scrubbing through the older ends of the hair. When conditioning, however, only truly concern yourselves with the ends of the hair, where moisture needs to be replenished constantly.
The moral of the story is to richen or redden your color to suit your skin tone - and to moisturize and take extra special good care of it to boot! Check out www.marcopelusi.com for color care information.
www.marcopelusi.com). Lastly, as a general rule, it’s possible that you won’t need to shampoo as often, perhaps every other day, which will help retain red haircolor for a longer period of time. Also, in general for all hair, but especially red color treated hair, you need to prevent your hair from drying out, especially at the ends. The longer the hair is, the older it is, and it will need special treatment. Longer hair doesn’t have the benefit of sebum or hair oils produced at the scalp that keep the hair shaft healthy and shiny. In addition, any different dimensions/levels of color/chemicals on the hair creates a need also for more conditioning. Therefore it’s a matter of using high quality restorative products - shampoo for the scalp, and conditioner for the ends. When you condition, allow time for the conditioner to sit on the ends of the hair. The concept is just like moisturizing your skin. It’s important not to over shampoo/cleanse the hair, because this can dry it out. All you really need to do is shampoo the scalp, and let the shampoo rinse down the ends, as opposed to forcefully scrubbing through the older ends of the hair. When conditioning, however, only truly concern yourselves with the ends of the hair, where moisture needs to be replenished constantly. The moral of the story is to richen or redden your color to suit your skin tone - and to moisturize and take extra special good care of it to boot! Check out www.marcopelusi.com for color care information. Marco Pelusi Marco Pelusi Hair Studio, Inc. www.marcopelusi.com Marco Pelusi, Marco Pelusi Hair Studio, Inc. 636 N. Robertson Blvd. Unit B West Hollywood, CA 90069 3109670999 www.marcopelusi.com Join Marco on Facebook: http://m.facebook.com/pages/West-Hollywood-CA/Marco-Pelusi-Hair-Studio-Inc/88810293808?r2bc3589d&refid=46">Marco Pelusi Join Marco on Facebook!
Thanks Marco! Oh, and Adam-I'll keep looking! Maybe a red headed Meg Head is interested!!
Who is a natural red head and who is a little bit less then natural-but still a red head? Do you get tons of attention? How do you maintain your shade?