Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Product Contest!

It's that time again...another FREE PRODUCT GIVEAWAY!!
Since the holidays are approaching, most of us will be wanting to create something a little more glamorous than our everyday hair we wear. Whether it be a get-together with friends or an office party, something a little more fancy will be in order.

 Bigger in some cases equals better. In my case, bigger hair always equals full on glam. A go-to product of mine is Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray. This product is an invisible dry spray that will help you achieve control and yes, volume. It creates a ton of texture in the hair and also acts as a brilliant alternative to dry shampoo, which could be helpful the next morning if your party runs late on a work night.

For this contest, you are to decide who is the cuter Santa..or you can vote on which Santa you enjoy the least, either way you are in the clear. Two conditions for the contest, you MUST be a follower of currenthair.blogspot.com.  You must also leave your choice in a comment in the comment section of this post. When leaving your comment, please don't forget to include at least your name so we can be in touch with you if you are our lucky winner!!!

And now....here are our Santas...Good Luck!!

Ryan Phillippe
Ryan Phillipe as Santa..I think I have my pick ;)
Classic Mariah as Santa

Jessica Simpson as Santa

Xtina as Santa

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Actresses of the 70's Part Deux

Flipping through magazines at Barnes and Nobles is a very well known favorite past-time of mine. There's nothing more relaxing than to waltz into a bookstore, order a big hot chocolate and sit with an enormous pile of glossy magazines. This stock pile also includes the trashy gossip glossies as well. I justify this reading by saying it's "work research"...I simply MUST know current celeb hair trends and style. So what if I come across Eva Longoria's heartbreaking discovery of Tony cheating on her..it's all in the name of beauty..

Over the holiday break, while millions were out fighting for the last flat screen TV or toaster oven, I made my way into my local bookstore, for some so-called research.  I can not help but notice all of the holiday hair that's gracing the pages of current magazines. Every look is so soft and romantic, and like everything else, this may come to an end..but for now, I'm STILL loving it. Which brings me to Ali MacGraw. She has always been a style icon to many, for me, the movie Love Story is what sold me.

Love Story is based off of a novel, a great novel at that. Ali plays Jenny Cavilleri, a music student who falls in love with a Law Student, Oliver. Their whirlwind of romance and spontaneity would make any woman swoon..until the realities and tragedies of life unfold on to these lovebirds...I'll leave it at that. I'm a firm believer in reading a book before seeing a movie, if you do this with Love Story, you will find in the novel, two love stories parallel, Jenny and Oliver as well as Oliver's relationship with his Father.

But for now, a little of Ali's beautifully classic American Girl style...

classic, close to forty years later..

I'll take this dress in every color please!
and this romper....;)

with Steve McQueen..love the skirt, what I can see atleast..

I'm sure like the rest of us, there are a few photographs out there of Ali being a victim to an off trend or two. However in my hunt to find one, I didn't. She is classic...now and then...here is a clip from Love Story via youtube...

Enjoy the rest of your week!!! Next week, we are having a product contest, so check back!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Get the Look!

If you liked the hair in our Ombre post, here is how to get it! 
These are the products you will need : Oribe's Superfine Hair Spray, Oribe's Texture Spray, Bumble and Bumble's Brilliantine, and Bumble and Bumble's surf spray. Enjoy!

Step 1.Start with clean, 
air or blow dried hair.

Step 2. Section off 2/3rds of hair with a clip.
(you will take 3 sections total)

Step 3.Use Oribe's superfine hair spray to protect
hair against heat and as a setting spray.
Spray each section before using iron.

Step 4. Hold curling iron vertical
and wrap hair around iron,
without using the claspe to hold hair. (tip: leave ends out)

Step 5. Repeat 4 all over head.

Step 6. Take  second section down,
while seperating  and leaving top section out.

Step 7. Repeat step 4 through section,
pay attention to the way the curls go around the face
if one side is curling in one way,
the other side should curl in the same direction  (both sides should be curling in or away from face *see step 9)

Step 8. Take down last and final section!

Step 9. Personalize the top/front pieces
while leaving the ends out.

Step 10. Personalize the bang area, only curling the last
3rd of the bang to add a little bend.

Step 11. Massage the scalp to provide
volume at the root.
(Tip: spray Oribe's texture spray at root for extra volume)

Step 12. Use Bumble and Bumble's Brilliantine
 and Surf spray, to add more volume
(for lack of a better word) "scrunch" to get a messier, slept in look.

Step 13. Be happy and proud of your work of Art!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Oh Anne...

I think we all have our vices when it comes down to what websites suck us into the internet. My downtime in between clients can occasionally be spent looking through celebrity photos on popsugar.com. This site is definitely my celebrity crack, it's not filled with ridiculously elaborated stories about celebs, just nice photos of their hair and outfits. Today I came across photos of Anne Hathaway at the Premiere for her new movie, "Love and Other Drugs," and while Anne is such an "appropriate" brunette, I am LOVING her new highlights. They are this perfect "nutty caramel" brown..so "appropriate" for the cold months ahead of us..

I'm sure more pictures will surface of Anne rocking her new color, but until then, this is what I have to show. What do you think? Better as a dark sultry brunette or beautiful with a little more warmth added to her strands? Either way, I think we can all agree Anne is a knockout.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Actresses of the 70's Part One

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend left me at home alone to fend for myself while he went to Rochester for a work related seminar.  As much as I like to guilt trip him into thinking I'm feeling abandoned, I quite enjoy my alone time. This time can feel somewhat comforting on a Saturday night after a long week of work. I had the chance to watch a few sappy love stories through On Demand and my Netflix subscription. I like to indulge in the classics including leading ladies from the 70's.

In a modern world like this one, where our boobs aren't "big" enough, we aren't "thin" enough, "tan" enough, or in some cases, downright "good" enough, it's such a refreshing feeling to watch gorgeous natural women on screen.  So curled up on the couch alone, with cupcakes from Hello, a bottle of wine and at points my laptop at hand, I watched "The Way We Were." This movie is one my boyfriend has never been able to sit through and a must-see for me. I've seen it a trillion times and could never tire of it. Babs is a lady people either idolize or despise. I've always thought you could tell a lot about a person on how they feel about Barbra. I am a fan, always have been, always will be. In my eyes, Barbra Streisand's beauty is timeless, flaws (if you consider them flaws) and all. She posesses a rare talent of being an incredible actress and having an amazing voice.  I don't see ladies of this caliber getting much recognition these days, unfortunately.

Like many aspects of chick flicks from 70s I adore is usually the fashion. I'm not sure if this is due to my hippie mommy upbringing or my love of comfortable clothes..but I love the carefree elegance of the 70s.

Barbra Streisand is playing an extremely rare show at the comparatively tiny Village Vanuguard on Saturday.
Babs at the studio...born in Brooklyn, this could qualify her as the Original Hipster
Wowzas Barbra! Nice waistline by the way!


DonnaSummerBarbraStreisand-Enoug-1.jpg Donna Summer &  Barbara Streisand - Enough Is Enough image by kjv31
A force to be reckoned with..

Barbara Streisand
nice hair!

Who is your favorite actress from the Seventies?

Monday, November 8, 2010

Our Rendition of Ombre

Hi everyone! So after a long run of blonde for Liana, she decided she
was ready for a change. As I have been a huge fan of her as a blonde, 
I was very hesistant to do something super drastic. We decided this look
was the perfect compromise for the both of us. She gets her "change" 
and I get to see my gorgeous sister as a blonde for a little bit longer...
After much hard work coloring her hair, we decided to create a mini 
lookbook of her new do'...Hope you enjoy the photos!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!! We hope everyone is enjoying this lovely fall holiday evening! 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall Inspiration

I think hair and fashion go hand in hand...either one dictates the other.  Whatever we are seeing on the runway is always a collaborative effort between a fashion designer, a makeup artist, and a hair stylist. I tend to reach toward fashion bloggers for inspiration before celebrities or even fashion designers, mainly because these bloggers live in a more realistic world. They are women just like us, who are making their wardrobe work on a budget we are either at, or aren't far away from.

Below are just a FEW of my faves, as my internet surfing is usually dedicated to browsing fashion or cooking blogs. I should definitely spend more time reading up on politics and current affairs, but everyone needs their veg time, right?

This is Emily, she's the first blogger I ever started follwing, sometimes I think this girl and I live parallel lives....check out her out: www.cupcakesandcashmere.com Also her "oh so chic" pants are by DolceVita and you can buy them at Urban Outfitters.

Another blogger I adore is Diya, she hails from Austin and has such an original look. This outfit in particular caught my eye. So much that I went and bought the skirt at American Apparel. She runs www.diyainherstilettos.com

maxi skirt

Then there's Karla, my absolute blogcrush. I love how Karla is always mixing vintage finds from her local thriftstores...this particularly strikes a chord with me because of my highschool years. My Mom was  starting out as a teacher and not able to provide the "latest" fashions for my preppy "cheerleadery" butt, so I was forced to hunt through used stuff in my spare time on the weekends. Thank God this was the case, it not only taught me to be original in my style but to know that you can do this on a budget. So finally here is the beautiful Karla, her awesome jeans are SeebyChloe, I was also able to score the beauties online for $66 bucks!!! Unfortunately for me, about 6 inches of denim need to be hemmed away, but that's okay. You can check out Karla at www.karlascloset.blogspot.com

Here's to a much needed weekend! Enjoy!

Friday, October 22, 2010

When Long Hair goes Wrong...

I have always been a huge fan of long hair. I love the versatility it provides, the femininity and romanticism that comes along with it, and to be honest, playing with it. Since we were little girls, our Mom never really cut our hair short. Actually a lot of our haircuts were performed by her, in our kitchen with regular craft scissors (oh the vulgarity of it), but that's the way it was done.

HOWEVER, like the saying goes, too much of anything can't be a good thing. This is true with hair as well. There's nothing worse than coloring long scraggly frayed ends that are dying to be chopped off. Long hair does NOT automatically mean pretty hair. The only thing that equals pretty hair is HEALTHY hair.

One of America's most popular victims would be the country singer Crystal Gail. This is truly a beautiful woman, with totally tooooooo long hair. I'm not sure how she's wearing it these days but, in the peak of her career it was beyond belief long.

 why she thought this was a good idea is beyond me..

Another woman showing her brittle locks in all of their glory...

My, what lovely ends you have....:-/

Unless you are the one and only, Rapunzel, please know this is a terrible idea.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

fallin for Ombre

For a few months now, I have been scouring my hair magazines and websites all in search of "ombre" haircolor. I have seen it on a variety of celebs for close to a year now, knowing all along that the look would eventually blow up. I haven't had very many requests for it, simply because I'm not sure people know what to call it or where to even start when it comes to explaining it. "Ombre" is a french word that basically means "shaded." Typically it's used in the textile business, describing coloring that goes from dark to light. I think French colorists stole it for lack of a more simple title.

So yes, this is my obsession, sometimes it takes me time to jump on trends, usually out of mere fear. Once I find something that works for me, I stay with it. However, my new hair day dream has been highlighting the perimeter of my hair and making it a bright vibrant goldy copper...okay enough, on to the pics of my MOST FAVORITE ombre stylistas...these ladies just make me drool...

Ms. Whitney Port, she pulls the lightness together by keeping vibrant blonde pieces around her hairline...looove this.


Shenae Grimes, I only know of her for her hair, but after googling her, I realized she's on 90210...ugh, nothing beats the original...awesome hair though!

My girl crush, I don't care how bitchy she's considered to be, this girl is just perfecto. Her look is way more subtle, which I think is a great option for anyone who is afraid of change. Notice Olivia's ends become just a tad bit lighter..

The beautiful Ashlee Simpson...perfect brunette version of Ombre Color!!

Ashlee Simpson hair
Drew Barrymore, always leave it to Drew to get it just right...she, to me , IS America's Sweetheart..perfect in her own way, like the rest of us. ;)

Alexa Chung, so fresh and by far the originator of Ombre color. I adore Alexa, she's so "in her own skin".

Welp, that's it guys. I'm looking forward to more clients wanting to step out of the box and give this look a try. But if you can't, I will. :)