Friday, June 17, 2011

MTV FORA: Dior, Gucci, Zac Posen, Mullberry Fall Hair Preview

Here is a sneak peak at the 2011/12 Fall Fashion and Hair Preview, straight off the Runways in Paris.

Everything in terms of the Fashion and Hair this Fall, are all very 1940's inspired- which was an era of the rebellion of Women, and a comeback of power within femininity. As you can tell- Bold Rich Burgundy's, Chocolate Browns, Emerald Greens, Colored Fur Colors, and Capes are all huge. In terms of texture- we will be seeing a lot of Leather, and also the continuation of the Thigh High Leather boot. This Spring and Summer- Flared jeans slowly snuck into many of our wardrobes, and this is basically just the beginning of their comeback. Also, the ever so Classic Blazer is still a must and bold Metallics are going to be seen either as skirts, scarves, or blouses. 

For your tresses- deep exaggerated parts are on the rise, whether they are center or on the side.. make sure they are the statement of your look. All updo's and blowouts are focused around the perfect parting this season. The flowing beach waves are unfortunately on their way out, since the return of the 1940's tighter waves have come back into action and on EVERY runway! This also includes the chicest wave of all.. The Finger Wave!(A wave that is set when your hair is dampened, with a little gel, and rests of the side of your head). If you are curious about achieving this look, since it is a little more technical to describe and create- be sure to ask your stylist, and they will be happy to help and show you!

Natural looks are still very much in style. A basic blowout with minimal volume and a center parting- look fabulous paired with an earth tone outfit. One thing that I am super thankful for, is the fact that Hats are still in, and making a huge statements. For your color, many shades of warm and ashy browns are becoming popular again, and the "natural" color is still in for this Fall. Crimson Reds and Ashy Blondes are also on the rise, but Roots are out! 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

MTV FORA:Your Healthy Hair Diet

It is a proven fact- that what we put into our bodies everyday, shows on our outer appearance and how well we function. Living a healthy lifestyle is something that we always hear, but tend to not always pay attention to. We all know the "just" of being healthy and active, but what many women don't know and realize, is that your hair can be a reflection of your lifestyle and eating habits. Keeping your hair in top notch condition can be a tricky task, and most women need realize that using good products- is only a fraction of achieving healthy hair. 
Here are a list of the following foods that SHOULD be in your diet starting today- to achieve not only luxurious Hair, but glowing skin too!

1. Salmon/ Omega 3's ( The Beauty Pill)
If you feel that your hair is lacking.. or shall say "dull", then focusing on your omega's would be essential for kicking it up a notch. This protein packed vitamin not only provides you with most of your B's, but also brings back shine within the Hair Shaft, glowing skin, and also gives moisture on the scalp. If you suffer from excessive dry scalp during the Winter months, then this vitamin is key for you. If your not a lover of fish, then another alternative to getting your Omega's is either gel capsules, or 2 tablespoons of ground Flax seed daily. 

2. "The Green Stuff"
Here is just another reason why your mother told you to always eat your Green Vegetables! Every person produces an oil called "Sebum" which is secreted from the scalp, and is known as the bodies natural way of conditioning the Hair. Green Leafy Vegetables, are known for their tremendous amount of Vitamins (A, C, Iron and Calcium) and these vitamins create a great foundation for strong healthy Hair. If you feel that your hair is dry, brittle, thin, or just limp- then you must be vigilant in getting your Greens. These can be any of the following- Spinach, Kale, Lettuce, Broccoli, Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts etc.

3. Go "NUTS":
Nuts are a great source for those who have thinning or shedding hair. Nuts contain an incredible source of Zinc, which keeps the Hair feeling fuller and thicker. One the most obvious signs of a Zinc deficiency is losing Hair, and there is nothing more terrifying than running your fingers through your Hair, and seeing it clumped in your hand! Making homemade trail mix is a great way for having nuts, and keeping your appetite "incheck" mid afternoon.

4. Beans! Beans! ("The more you eat!" The more your.. Hair Grows!")
Feel like your Hair has hit a growing plateau? Well.. your probably correct. Everyone's hair goes through three growing stages within a span of months, but one of the things that you must maintain- is the correct amount of protein in order for your hair to have the strength to continue to grow. Beans and Lentils have a generous amount of protein, as well as zinc, iron, and biotin. All of these ingredients support Hair Growth and thickness. It is recommended that you have 3 servings of beans or lentils each week. If you are a vegetarian, then it is VERY important that you amp up your intake of protein even more.

5. Get Crackin!
Eggs are a not only a great way to start off your day- but also incredibly beneficial for getting your B-12 Vitamin and Biotin which most individuals these days lack. More and more of us are becoming Vegetarian and Vegan, so B-12 is nearly never found in any other foods other than Meat. If you choose to start or maintain a Vegan/ Vegetarian diet, always keep your protein in check. Not only will your Hair thank you, but also your body!  

6. H2O
Last but never least, WATER! It is expected that women consume 8-10 glasses of Water daily at the very least! We all know water is what keeps the body Hydrated and rids unwanted Toxins, but also does the same for your Hair and Skin. So drink up! 

Friday, June 10, 2011


"You were born to present gifts to the world. But the way it is set up is that before you can shine as a person- and I mean really shine- you must do that interior work. You must get to know yourself; you must look at your limiting beliefs and recreate them. And you must analyze the false assumptions you have about what you can be, have, and do as a person and then set about correcting them." 

"Once you align yourself with these laws, you'll access your authentic power. You'll become a force of nature, and your life will move from a place of struggle, into one of ease and flow. All that you've ever dreamed of being you will become. You'll naturally draw into your life all that your heart has desired without effort. You're life will begin, to work, almost as if guided by magic."
The Saint, The Surfer, And The CEO


One week.


Parisian Chic

Sunday, June 5, 2011

MTV FORA: Effortless Pony

The "Effortless Pony" 
A look that should be mastered this Summer, is the "Effortless Pony". While this look is super naturally sexy, and the least bit time consuming, it makes it super easy for everyone to do! This trend is super hot on and off the runway, and pairs well with almost every summer outfit. Whether your going out on the town with friends,to dinner, beach, or work, you can always count on this look. 
How to:
Simply start by parting the hair either dead center, or a little off to the side. The parting doesn't have to be perfect, since this look is not about perfection in the slightest. Once you have designed your parting, begin back combing the roots of your hair with a Tail Comb. This means basically sectioning around your part- creating lift and volume at the roots. It is good to add a little bit of light hold Hair Spray, one I recommend is "Aero Gel"- which I ALWAYS have in my kit for shoots and shows. It maintains a light hold, and also gives the hair ultra sexy texture and movement. Once you feel you have enough volume, lightly start gathering the hair into a pony with just your fingers. It is super important that you do not use a comb or anything that will smooth out the texture when putting the Hair into a pony, or it will change the look entirely. If you want to leave out a few small pieces of the Hair in the front of the face, and by the ears, feel free! It adds to the sultriness of the look. Once you have put all of the Hair into a loose Pony Tail, take your tail comb and begin backcombing pieces of the pony tail- to rough it up! The idea is to make the hair look bigger and thicker. Adding more spray at an equal distance will help with finishing everything off! Pair with some dangly earrings or studs, and you will have just created the chicest Pony yet. 

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Maybe you have to let go of who you were, in order to become who you want to be?