August 13th, 2013

For the last installment of the easiest hair ever with AG Hair and their new Texture Spray, we just … unpin stuff … and magic happens.

Last week’s look was a messy top knot (two), and with the hold and volume lent by the texture spray, getting beachy waves was as easy as taking the hair down. 

                    


If you’ve done the top knot for evening, you can actually sleep in it and wake up the next day like you woke up on the beach, except without sand in your underwear. 

If you want to do this quickly before bed, it helps to dampen your hair a bit and then mist in the texture spray. Just throw it up in a twisted bun with a scrunchie (yes, a scrunchie) and awaken to waves.

Special thanks to AG Hair for partnering with me on this, Wesley O’Meara for teaching me these awesome looks, and Cameron Krone for a super chill shoot.

There’s tons more inspiration for textured looks over on AG Hair’s blog, which is overall a sweet site for hair inspo.

Does This: Look 3 - Day after beachy waves
Is This: AG Hair Texture Spray
Get This: At a salon nearest you
Pay This: $24

Image: Cameron Krone

February 21st, 2013

Oscar Night Rituals

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Oscar night is on Sunday. What are you guys doing? I’ll be sitting on the carpet playing with beauty products, with Rembrandt whitening stuff happening on my teeth and this glycolic peel on my face … What else is an awards show for?

Following please find my thoughts on this fine mix of Oscar-worthy primping goods, plus some tips if you actually have somewhere chic to be —

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March 29th, 2012
Can we just be there now, on this beach, with those cat eye glasses, and that beachy hair?
Ok we can’t, at least I can’t, but I have a really good beach hair product for you.  It’s handmade, all-natural, and smells beyond the beyond.  If you’ve been looking for a natural alternative to the cult classic Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray, may I suggest:
                 
Cold Spring Apothecary is based in Hudson, New York, and they craft a huge array of skin and haircare products, as well as fragrances and home cleaning goods, by hand and with natural ingredients (organic and locally-sourced when possible).  I’ll share a few other goodies from the line in the future, but this beach spray is my one true love right now.
This stuff creates all the messy, chunky volume and take-me-away beach smell vibes with none of the drying effects - and also no Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (I’m not making that up). Dead sea salts plus coconut, jojoba, lavender, orange peel and ginger oils = awesome.
I’m not all about natural products, but when I find a good one it really does make me happy. Surf’s up … on my head. P.S. It’s really really good for making that messy, tousled braid look on the left.
Does this: All natural and great-smelling beachy waves spray Is this: Cold Spring Apothecary All Natural Citrus and Ginger Sea Salt SprayGet this: AbovePrice: $23
Image: Zimmerman/Sun Productions

Can we just be there now, on this beach, with those cat eye glasses, and that beachy hair?

Ok we can’t, at least I can’t, but I have a really good beach hair product for you.  It’s handmade, all-natural, and smells beyond the beyond.  If you’ve been looking for a natural alternative to the cult classic Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray, may I suggest:

                

Cold Spring Apothecary is based in Hudson, New York, and they craft a huge array of skin and haircare products, as well as fragrances and home cleaning goods, by hand and with natural ingredients (organic and locally-sourced when possible).  I’ll share a few other goodies from the line in the future, but this beach spray is my one true love right now.

This stuff creates all the messy, chunky volume and take-me-away beach smell vibes with none of the drying effects - and also no Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (I’m not making that up). Dead sea salts plus coconut, jojoba, lavender, orange peel and ginger oils = awesome.

I’m not all about natural products, but when I find a good one it really does make me happy. Surf’s up … on my head. P.S. It’s really really good for making that messy, tousled braid look on the left.

Does this: All natural and great-smelling beachy waves spray
Is this: Cold Spring Apothecary All Natural Citrus and Ginger Sea Salt Spray
Get this: Above
Price: $23

Image: Zimmerman/Sun Productions


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