Archive for July, 2009

no time to shower? no problem…

July 30, 2009

This is a quick trick for getting rid of oily or greasy hair in seconds! I’ve done it more than one time when I’m running late for class. Take equal parts baking soda and baby powder. The baking soda reduces build up. The baby powder absorbs any excess oils on your hair. Just use a palmful and rub into scalp until the powder disappears. Wa-la! Instant shower in bottle. 

equal part baking soda   

 

equal parts baking soda

 

& baby powder

& baby powder

{how to} sexy hair trends for fall 2009

July 29, 2009

1. flowing & effortless.

 

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

This fall hairstyle is the ideal for all hair textures and lengths. Only four simple (and pretty much effortless) steps will create this style at home.

Immediately after showering generously apply a palm full of moose to create body and enhance your hair’s natural texture. Avoid the temptation to brush your hair.

Next step is towel drying your hair to absorb a majority of the water.

The second to last step to create this flowing and effortless look is to diffuse your tresses. Turn the diffuser so it is facing the ceiling and gently place a chunk of your hair on top of the diffuser. Wait about three to five minutes for each chunk to fully dry before moving onto the next section.

Finally finish off your hair with a shine spray to give your hair a youthful and sophisticated look. (Try Bumble and Bumble Bb.shine™ Spray.)

Add a gorgeous flower hair accessory like Vanessa Hudgens to your style for a fresh and playful look that can be worn day or night.

Vanessa Hudges

Vanessa Hudges

 

2. chunky braids.

 

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

 

The chunky braid hair trend can be accomplished in a variety of different forms. The interpretation of this fall hair trend can range from milkmaid-style braids, as seen on Mary-Kate Olson and Sienna Miller, to a double-braid bun style Nicole Richie rocks. Simply adding a thick braid to your everyday ponytail is an easy and effortless way to complete this fall trend.

A day old hair do is the best base for an attractive mess bun. Lift the crown of your hair and spray with a little hairspray. Next, grab a comb to begin back-combing underneath that same section of hair to create body and volume.

Begin adding the braids by separating hair around the face into four large sections. Braid the top two sections first securing the chunky braid against your head just below the crown with two crisscrossing bobby pins. Then braid the bottom two sections into chunky braids and secure the ends just above the nap of your next with two crisscrossing bobby pins.

The final step is to pull the hair back into a ponytail. To create Nicole’s messy bun effect bobby pin the ends of the hair is several sections around the base of the ponytail holder.

 

3. mermaid waves with side part.

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad has perfected this 1940s inspired hairstyle. Out of all this season’s hair trends, this might be the most complicated to accomplish. Don’t worry, I will walk you through it step-by-step.

Begin by over exaggerating your existing part to make a definite side part like LC’s. Brush through your hair to release any snarls to create a smooth look.

Separate hair into two large sections: everything below your ears and everything above your ears. Secure the top section out of the way so you can work only with the bottom layer of hair.

Grab a two-by-two inch piece of your hair and wrap it around a half-inch barrel curling iron away from your face. Continue all the way around through the bottom layer of hair. Release the top layer and repeat the technique of wrapping the hair around the barrel.

Now that all of your hair is curled, run a large toothcomb through your tresses. Finish the style with a flexible formula hairspray (Try Pantene Pro-V™ Flexible Hold Hairspray) and shine spray (Try Aveda’s Brilliant™ Spray-On Shine–I love everything Aveda!) over the entire look. Avoid using the spray on your roots; you don’t want to look greasy.

 

4. straight & sleek.

Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle

This classic style is easily accomplished when you have the proper tools. A skinny hair straightener and fine toothcomb will be essential assistants when creating this look.

Protect your hair from the heat with a protective spray. This will really help to maintain the strength and condition of your hair. (Try Frizz Ease Heat Protection Spray.)

Next, separate your hair into two layers, securing the top layer out of the way. Take small sections of hair and run them through your hair straightener. Catch the hair with the fine toothcomb. This will keep from burning your fingers. Comb once through the section and move onto the next piece of hair.

Repeat those two steps until you have finished your entire head of hair.

Seal in the style with one squirt of a shine serum through the bottom three inches of your mane. (Try Aveda Brilliant™ Emollient Finishing Gloss.–obsessed with this product line!!)

{geisha pearl} dawn collection is rising

July 28, 2009

Geisha Pearl is proud to announce its premier dawn collection. The collection is filled with gorgeous one-of-a-kind hair accessories without the couture price, perfect for any occasion . All pieces are designed and inspired by vintage Geisha hair pieces. The beautiful flowers and a dangling details inspire every piece in the dawn collection.

vintage geisha hair ornaments.

vintage geisha hair ornaments.

Geisha

geisha

premier dawn collection.

premier dawn collection.

Chinese Take-Out box every Geisha Pearl comes inside.

Chinese Take-Out box every Geisha Pearl comes inside.

Every Geisha Pearl hair comb accessory comes tucked inside a Chinese Take-Out box. Nestled in next to every piece your own personal fortune. A Geisha Pearl hair accessory can give pop to your simple jeans and a t-shirt or add grace and elegance to an evening look. 

Come to GeishaPearl.com and get inspired. Learn the newest hair trends for every season and how to effortlessly accomplish the looks at home. Get other great ideas for gifting occasions, dinner parties, graduations, weddings and much more. Visit GeishaPearl.com and see what inspires us.

inspiration

inspiration.