In a world of luxurious haircare, there's the world of luxurious hair extensions and Fabulace Hair is at the top of the list. The days of Brittany Spears raggedy, stringy hair pieces are over. With celebs like Jessica Simpson and Daisy Fuentes fronting their own hair collections, the options are tremendous. But, whats quality and whats not? It can become confusing and when you're throwing down $300-$600, you need to know whats worth your time and wallet.
Fabulace is a new standard in hair. The company doesn't just create high quality hair extensions, they also create real hair wigs, clip on pieces, and karatin fusion extensions. All hair is 100% virgin Indian hair and is never chemically treated and to prevent tangling, all the hairs are placed with the cuticles in the same direction. The hair comes from India and abroad. Fabulace Hair makes it number one priority that all hair is preserved and carefully monitor to ensure consistent high quality of their products.
I got my hands on the Fabulace Hair and at first glance, the hair extensions are soft and manageable. Easy to comb and brush without a lot of shedding. After a few tough strokes from my brush, only about two-three strands were left in the bristles. The hair can be washed normally and blow dried at low heat. I pressed the hair with a pro hot flat iron, which actually made it extra silky. The hair is affordable compared to other brands and better quality hair than the hair found at most local beauty supply stores. All pieces can be used multiple times, if taken care of properly. So changing your style for the holidays or new year is simple and commitment free. For more information about Fabulace Hair go to www.thefabulacehair.com
Owner & lead stylist of recently voted Best of Boston SalonCapri, Nick Penna, is leaking all of the hottest and newest hair trends this fall. Last summer the pixie cut was popular, but this season many of Penna's clients are requesting an elongated version of the look as their hair has grown out. This longer vesion on the pixie is hot for fall with its bold cut and texture. ThinkGirl With The Dragon Tattoo meets fashionista Victoria Beckham to get a sense of this fierce but “posh” cut.
For our Planet Fashion TV readers, Nick has given us the scoop on a coiled braided bun style that is apropriate for daytime and evening. This slicked back style is the perfect transition into fall from the laid-back braids of summer.
1. Begin this look in the shower with a protein-spiked shampoo for extra strength and shine. Nick swears by Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin Complete Nutrition Shampoo, which adds extra nutrients into your looks and leaves hair soft and shiny with a lightweight finish.
2. Before blowdrying, run a volumizer through your hair using your fingers. Nick likes Shu Uemura’s Fiber Life Protective Volumizer for natural shine, lasting support, and protection from heat and external agressors.
3. Use a round brush for the smoothest blow out. Nick’s tip: blow-dry small sections of hair, beginning at the back of your head. This section is always the dampest, so tackle it first and then move to the front.
4. This look is all about how you style the cut. As you grow out your pixie cut, ask your stylist to add extra texture, so you can play up your hair’s layers and angles with your blow-dry and brush.
5. To finalize this look, you’ll want to use a weightless spray to define and hold. Nick’s go to spray, Shu Uemura’s Sheer Lacquer Finishing Spray, won’t disappoint!
COILED BRAIDED BUN
1. Starting this polished, sexy look is simple: carefully brushing out all the knots in wet hair. Nick recommends that this hairstyle is easiest to start on smooth, untangled hair. When you’re in the shower, apply a dime-size drop of your favorite conditioner so that when you go to comb your wet hair, it doesn’t get caught in knots and break easily.
2. Apply a shape paste or gel to towel-dried hair. This product will help to keep the style in place and stop pieces from falling out as you begin to create the look. Nick’s go-to is Shu Uemura’s Shape Paste.
3. Use the a paddle brush to pull hair back into a tight ponytail and secure with an elastic; you want to make sure that you don’t miss any loose pieces of hair.
4. Begin braiding the ponytail into a regular braid and secure with another elastic.
5. Coil the braided ponytail around the base of the ponytail to form the bun and secure with bobby-pins every ½ inch of hair.
6. To make sure that the look stays sleek-and-chic, Nick uses his favorite spray, L’Oreal Professionals Infinium 3 Strong Hold Working Spray, which keeps hair in place for a night out on the town!
For once we’re speechless!
Miley Cyrus chopped off her hair Sunday night, documenting the cut in what started as a series of somewhat cryptic Tweets.
After posting a photo of stylist Chris McMillan about to cut off her very blonde bun, the singer wrote, “it’s happening,” followed by, “if you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all. my hair is attached to my head no one else’s and it’s going bye bye.” Five hours later, the deed was done.
“Never felt more me in my whole life,” the bride-to-be wrote, after posting some shots of her sleek new pixie ‘do. “LOVE my hair. feel so happy, pretty, and free.”
During an interview with ABC several years ago, Cyrus seemingly foreshadowed Sunday night’s cut. “One day I’m going to cut my hair like [Twiggy], I know I am” she said, referencing a photo of the British model framed in her dressing room. “I will one day.”
The new look already has at least one anonymous fan; after Cyrus’s cut was complete, she wrote, “someone just told me im prettier than Miley Cyrus.” Tell us: What do you think of the star’s new look?
Beyoncé is returning to her Destiny’s Child roots and no, we’re not talking about those color-coordinated outfits she used to wear. She’s brought back her braids!
The superstar debuted her new extensions, wrapped up in a statement-making beehive bun, on Wednesday while in N.Y.C. with her daughter, Blue Ivy.
There were whispers that the singer was rocking long honey-hued braids at a party in the Meatpacking District earlier this week, but the new style didn’t make an official public appearance until now.
The hairdo is a major departure from the wavy, natural look she’s favored recently. It also seems as if she’s taken some inspiration from her sister Solange, who’s been sporting a similar look.
Apparently, Beyoncé’s adorable daughter is taking after her mom in the locks department: the little one already has quite a head of hair!
Last Monday I had the honor of being invited to attend an amazing professional color class at Aqua Beauty Lines, a Professional Beauty distribution supply. To learn one of the hottest color techniques that is the race nationally and internationally! It’s called The Ombre Color Technique; this is one of the hottest styles in color that has hit the US in a very long time. Young Hollywood has been wearing it for a few months and its popularity is growing by leaps and bounds! There are many color versions that this process can achieve and some extremely creative variations. It can go from a very dark root color to a extremely light mid shaft to ends for a very dynamic variation, to a subtle deep blonde at the roots to a few shades lighter at the ends…….I have even seen it produced with in reds that have looked super amazing. The choice is yours how dramatic and dynamic or how soft and subtle. I think what started as a fad will be a very strong contender in color for a very long time. It has amazing qualities that benefits the person wearing it! Ombre is a color technique that gradually fades the mid hair length to the ends of the hair to a lighter shade. kinda like a summer blond that had grown out, when done properly it gives immense shine and dimension to the hair, one of the key benefits to this process for the woman who has this technique done, is that you can go much longer in between touch ups, if you have grey that needs to be colored they only have to do the roots, saving the condition of your hair. If you normally get a full head of high lights they just do the frame of the face as a touch up. It seems to look better as it grows out…………unlike other types of color techniques. There is also a Reverse Ombre Color Technique; this takes you from very blonde or very light highlights to just highlights around your face and on the ends of your hair. All in all the benefits of this technique are amazing, a beautiful current style, less stress on the hair, less time in salon for color processes and retouching, less money spent overall. In today’s economy what else could the professional beauty industry come up with that is amazing, stunning and helps their clients look great plus saves them money!….……….Here are before and after photo’s from the class……….They speak for them self! Enjoy!
The class educator was Diego Quint, Rocco Donna Salon, Miami Beach FL, The color line was Lakme from Barcelona Spain.
If you have ever wondered why High End Beauty Salons are closed on Monday’s, it’s because we are attending advanced classes in hair cutting, hair extensions, hair color & styling, plus color, makeup etc., to be able to create amazing things like this……….for YOU!
This is Virginia Alexander, Beauty Pro……….keeping you in the know, for PlanetFashionTV.com
So you walk in Premiere Orlando Professional Beauty show, and who do you see stopping and chatting with other beauty professionals, Tabatha Coffey, Ted Gibson (hair guru on TLC’s “What Not to Wear) Nick ARROJO, and many more, the Professional Beauty industry is an very tight knit community who’s super stars arrive early, do their educational classes & seminars, and stay late.
The Premiere Orlando Professional Beauty Show’s is one of the largest in the country, so when your stylists is heading to the show you know they are working to stay on top of their game, First you must be a Beauty Professional to get through the doors. This event costs your stylist , nail teck or spa professional a few hundred to thousands of dollars to attend. This is where the Professional Beauty Community meets, takes classes, previews new products and share in everything from product knowledge to what cha wearing!
When you walk into Premiere Orlando Show, it’s like entering a full on event show in Las Vegas.The stages are set, the platform artists are captivating you , and the class rooms off in another area are packed with hands on training. You feel like a kid in a candy store!
So Many professional companies are in one place that they have to have sections and in three days you will not be able to see it all. The shows are broken into groups, Professional Hair care, Nails, Spa and Makeup. Plus booths dedicated to everything from salon supplies to computer software support systems.
This Year I was blown away with, ARROJO, Martin Parsons (The King of UP Do’s) SAM VILLA, Paul Mitchell. TIGI, RUSK, MATRIX, REDKIN and Beth Minardi (The Color Queen) Albie McCalhy from Soma Hair Technology………they were amazing……Rock your Hair by Michael O’Rourke was a powerful force and stage presence! The amazing thing here is you would think there were competitors in a hugely expansive market………yes and no, they are all strong educators who share their knowledge to make a Hair Stylists better, so we as Professionals can choose, use and recommend what products or services will be best and make you the consumer, Happy, because if we give you what you need, show you how to use it properly and you look and feel amazing, simply said, you will be a return client.
I am starting this series of articles with information that most people don’t know, Behind the Scenes at the Professional Beauty Show. Showing you what’s new, tried and true and what’s next! Planet Fashion TV was so interested in this area and wanted all of you to know just who the movers and shakers are, about the products and what’s hot and really what’s not! I am writing a multiple series of reports about Behind the Beauty Industry. Come Visit Planetfashiontv.com often and get the industry info that you should know!
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