Hair

Hair to Stay | Cheveux à Rester – Pt. 2

Now that we know how to get wet – let’s talk about being dry but still sexy, of course.

I’ll give you a moment to visualize…

Done? Great. Clean up your panties quickly because we’re moving on.

I’ve got the goods to help you cut blow drying time if you do, or the right stuff to tame your aired-out tresses and whip thems into perfection.

KMS blowdry

This is your new best friend. KMS California is a brand out of Santa Monica that is constantly evolving and coming up with solutions for effortless hair for really real. This Quick Blow Dry formula cuts heat time by about half. I love science! A few mist pumps make your life easier and the product laaaaasts. $12-$18

Pravana

A new product from PRAVANA that restores, protects and shines up a storm. May be applied to wet or dry hair for ultimate shine. [Side note – no, I’m not partial because of my love for the Amazon.] I can proudly say that my hair and I are addicted and may never be the same. Test it for yourself. I dare you. $21.99

LIONEL Renard copy

This dynamic duo by Lionel Renard will make any hair its bitch! The whole luxurious line is perfection. These two, Thick-It and Relaxing Balm, when squeezed into the shape of a sunny-side-up egg and applied all over damp hair, will thicken AND tame. Win. Win. Win. Win. Win. Ding! $20-22

Smoothing Lusterizer

If enchanted crystals were a real thing this TIGI S factor Smoothing Lusterizer/Defrizzer Serum would be a wizard. Use on wet hair to protect from heat or dry hair to cheat and only show the world how gorgeous your hair can be. The smell is so yummy you’ll want to taste it. $25.50

Leonor Greyl

My friend Cathi had told me about this line some months back and until it showed up on my door…brain did not compute the absolute amazingness that is Leonor Greyl Paris. This Éclat Naturel Styling Cream, though intended for wet or dry hair, I use to recondition my dry, fried ends and give off the illusion of a freshly cut dome. $44

Now you have absolutely no excuse not to have perfect hair.

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Hair

Good Hair | Bons Cheveux

Yes, another post about hair. Deal with it.

Last month my friend Holly came to town. Holly is an amazing hair stylist from Chicago who had never heard of KMS California brand. I find this out during our lunch in Santa Monica. I proceed to take Holly to the KMS Academy around the corner from the restaurant. There, we meet John Moroney, VP of Education.

John is rad. John is one of the nicest people I’ve met in the hair industry. John gives us products to try. I write about them.

Color Vitality Shampoo – feels extremely gentle and smells like perfection. I noticed my red hair keeps its colour longer (by at least 40%), thus saving me money on upkeep. It promises brightness and delivers more-so than any other colour protecting shampoo I’ve used in the past. Score.

Color Vitality Conditioner – the purple cream (already impressed with the colour and light scent) felt like buttery silk on my hair. Brushing through after the shower was, for once, painless. Double score.

Free Shape Deep Conditioner – I’m pretty sure John gave this to me from looking at my fried ends (thank you, ombré!) and I am overjoyed that he did. After a couple of treatments I noticed how much more manageable and pliable my ends were. They no longer tangled and fell to the floor like needles after brushing and heat application. Thank you, KMS gods.

Overview: I am in love with the new packaging (and the new website). Always been a fan of the brand and probably always will be thanks to the innovations and style, packaging and otherwise. If you ever meet John – give him a big hug.

Not-so-funny story: So, Holly went back to Chicago the day after the products were bestowed onto us…because she only had a carry-on I took it upon myself to send her three bottles. I went to the post office several days later and, without buying insurance on them (who would steal shampoo?), sent off a package in its original plastic bag, wrapped in a bubble wrapped envelope. Two days after that I received a text message from Holly asking if I had only sent her the plastic bag products were in. Apparently some asshole decided to rip open the envelope, take out the pretty bottles and carefully seal it back up with tape. Naturally, I filed a complaint – to no avail. Moral? Use FedEx!

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Away, Editorial, Grooming, Makeup, Men

Recap | Résumer

I missed you!

These past few weeks have been absolutely ridiculous and full of awesomeness!

I went to a location by Big Bear to shoot Camp Playboy for PlayboyTV.

  • Our makeup/hair team was perfection. We all ebbed and flowed with respect and upmost professionalism. It was truly impressive.
  • Met Dustin Diamond (Screech from Saved by the Bell) and groomed Barry Williams (Greg Brady from the Brady Bunch) – who is the sweetest!
  • Got to work on Playmate Katie Vernola’s face and hair – adorbs!

Worked on a beautiful shoot with Craig Eisenberg in Santa Monica with an Elite model by the name of Camille…who looks a bit like Amy Adams and studies PoliSci at Yale…hello, smartiepants!

And then my journey with LA Magazine began with Lisa Romerein shooting Alexis Hadjopulos who is the owner of TINI, a sweet pea, and sleeps in the bedroom of my dreams…

Next was a shoot with a downtown architect followed by a vintage Vespa shoot with Cedric Angeles. I caught a glympse of the fun to share with you…

Working with Cedric again tomorrow on the cover shoot for the July issue atop the Standard hotel – can’t wait!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of grooming the legendary Dr. Drew! What a treat. Such a grounded and lovely man. O, happy day…

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS!

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