You aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s cover, right? Admittedly on occasion … I do. As a lover of typography/art/packaging I think at times it’s safe to assume a creative cover is a reflection of creative content. Same goes with beauty products.
Notice anything funny in picture below?
How about now?
This label was too quirky to pass up. A true reflection of it’s name, I can’t think of many things more natural than bathing outside in a wooden water basin.
Natural Organic Edible Cosmetics creates cosmetics in their purest form. I was even able to read and make sense of the ingredients list on this shampoo. (Not an easy thing for me to say as I am far from science-savvy.) This shampoo in particular utilizes fruit sugars to cleanse, repair and hydrate the scalp - ideal for people with sensitive skin and fine hair.
And it adds a little flare to the shower setting, n’est-ce pas?
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Product c/o the brand Portrait via Sue Bryce
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.
There’s tons more inspiration for textured looks over on AG Hair’s blog, which is overall a sweet site for hair inspo.
Image: Cameron Krone
Can you tell me something rumored to be glamorous but actually isn’t?
Riding in a convertible with long hair flying behind your head. At least, not when you have the hair shown above. I know because I have it - long and Fine. The perfect formula for tangles. Especially when wind is involved.
(All hail the top knot.)
I would like to shake the the hand of Shaun P, professional hair colorist and inventor of the Tangle Teezer. He sought to find a solution to every Rapunzel’s problem - a brush made to detangle hair without leaving her threatening to cut it off.
The Tangle Teezer is the compact/sleek little nugget shown above. Besides its nugget-esk shape, what makes it special? Well.This brush was thoughtfully constructed to comb through tangles. Each bristle is strategically sized and placed (which must have taken a lot of time to figure out). I used it on my dry un-styled hair and was quite impressed with the results. It was pain free and untangled all my fine strands with relative ease. Success.!
The Tangle Teezer also comes with a cover that protects the bristles and prevents rogue hairs from escaping. Yes, this little brush is handbag worthy.
Does This: Detangles hair frustration-free
Is This: Tangle Teezer
Get This: at Look Fantastic
Pay This: ~$16
After Wesley O’Meara and I did the sleek-yet-bedheady look (see it here), we swept everything up in a messy top knot. This is the type of “simple” that hair goddesses can do in their sleep - but if you aren’t one of those and/or you have fine hair like mine, wakey wakey, here is how you do it: the key is to create some messy volume and texture throughout the hair with the texture spray, so when it’s pulled back it doesn’t flatten into ballerina bun territory. We pulled out a few pieces around the front, pulled the rest up into a ponytail, and wrapped it in a loose circle held by pins.
Moral of the story is that sometimes the simplest “less is more” looks actually need justalittle more to make them come to life.
Also, as I already had product in my hair from the straight look, throwing the above together was super easy - so keep that in mind for day to night transitions.
Image: Cameron Krone
Last month I had the privilege of shooting with the creative team at AG Hair as part of the launch of their new Texture Spray. AG is a Canadian pro hair brand inspired by street style and created without paba, parabens, or DEA in Vancouver - and, oh, every year they build a school in Africa - so the partnership was kind of a no brainer.
I have super fine/thin hair so I’m always looking for a great, long-lasting texturizer that isn’t going to weigh my hair down. Basically every look I want to do is some version of bohemian, beachy bedhead and the key element is always piece-y texture and oomph. One of my go-to products is dry shampoo because it leaves a great matte finish and adds volume - only issue is it doesn’t have any hold, so if you want to create beach waves or day-to-night oomph, it doesn’t help much.
Enter the new AG Hair Texture Spray - it’s kind of a hybrid between volumizing spray, the effect of dry shampoo (without the powdery-ness), and a non-sticky hairspray. It’s part of their Colour Care line so bonus: it also has UV protection to protect against color fade and damage.
We developed a series of looks with stylist Wesley O’Meara, the first of which was simply a bed head look with piece-y texture and lots of volume - super simple to create (above). We blew out the hairz with a round brush until almost dry, then sprayed the texture spray through while drying with the aid of some ultra high tech devices called our fingers, adding extra texture and volume at the roots.
This is probably the closest thing to my actual morning routine, and I thought it was the easiest and sexay-ist thing in the world, until we sorted out the next two looks, which I’ll share with you over the next few weeks!
Image: Cameron Krone
Via: Vogue Japan
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