Wake up your Hair

After the party.... its back to work. Monday mornings can be rough but your hair shouldn't. This Amika bombshell hair trio will get your hair office-ready in minutes. 

STEP 1: Amika Dry Shampoo isnt your normal dry shampoo, created with natural rice starch the Perk Up dry shampoo, immediately absorbs excess odor along with excess oils. With each mist, you smell their signature scent of Seabuckthorn Berry as a a bonus to soft, refreshed, revitalized hair. 

How To: Shake can, spray 10" away from scalp, spray lightly. Use fingers to massage through hair, 

STEP 2: Amika Dry Conditioner restores hair to a soft & glossy feel while reducing static & tangles. 

How To: Apply to midshaft to ends then brush through. For a little extra love, smooth with round brush or paddle brush. 

*Secret weapon* Works great as a detangler spray for extensions. 

STEP 3: Amika Un.Done texture spray is a salt-free, matte finish which means, no dryness, no residue. Great for instant volume & beach-like texture. 

How To: Shake & Spray till desired, Victoria Secret model to Dolly Parton, The volume is yours.

 

 

Fighting Winter With Great Hair

With Winter Season in full gear, here are some winter-proof how-to-styles to help you maintain effortlessly chic hair while facing the cold weather.

1. Messy Waves

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This look isn't just for the beach anymore, this textured look is the perfect fix for the cold wintery weather. Selecting hairstyles that limits using excessive heat is one quick way to preserve your hair health during the harsh conditions outside. Creating Natural waves overnight is a perfect look using minimal heat.

How to get this look:

  1. Prep hair by using a generous amount of sea salt spray (D.I.Y. Sea Salt recipe)
  2. Make 2-4 sections ( depending on desired wave pattern) randomly braid or twist hair. (Rule of thumb: More braids/twists more define wave pattern,it's all up you) 
  3. Let hair dry overnight.
  4. In the Morning; Spray a flexible hold spray, use blow dryer quickly or run a flatiron over the braids. Let braids cool for 15 mins.
  5. Undo braids & run fingers through with styling cream on ends for definition & texture. Use Curling iron or Curling wand to add more waves if desired.

2. The Textured Ponytail

How to get this look:

  1.  Spray Oribe Volumista Mist on wet hair for volume section by section then blow dry hair with a large round brush. *At-Home Tip:For those who aren't handy with the round brush as yet, flip head forward and finger comb till dry for root lifting volume*
  2.  Next, Use a 1 inch  Curling Iron/Curling Wand section by section, leaving the ends out.
  3.  Apply Oribe Dry Finishing Spray all over to give it even more volume & texture.
  4. Pull hair into a ponytail and use a hook elastic to secure it.  Wrap a small piece of the ponytail around the elastic to cover it and then secure it with a hair pin.
  5.  Finally apply a small amount of Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Oil to the ends and then finished with Oribe Superfine Strong Hair Spray.

3. Super Chic Top Knot

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How to Get this Look:

  1.  Start by prepping the hair with Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse.
  2.  Blow dry the hair, making sure to create a lot of body for a good foundation.
  3. Pull your hair back into a high ponytail as high on your head as you can make it. Make it as slick as possible, capturing all the loose hairs in the elastic.
  4. Divide the hair into two parts. Starting at the base of the ponytail, wind each part around the other part, moving in a circular motion around the base. Keep wrapping neatly by winding always in the same direction & capturing any loose pieces. Alternatively, wind only one part around and around. If doing this, it helps to twist the ponytail length first.
  5. Wrap hair around ponytail holder, after the hair is knotted use curling iron to sculpt the bun.
  6. Pin hair to secure it in the desired shape. Spray Oribe Superfine Finishing Spray

How to make your own Sea Salt Spray (D.I.Y. Recipe)

Sea Salt Spray is the key to flawless beach waves, which is a perfect weather-proof look for any time of year. As much as I love certain In-store sea salt products, I have found D.I.Y. Sea Salt spray to be a healthier alternative to achieve this sexy look. This recipe is alcohol-free so you don't have to worry about this product drying out your hair, and allows you the option to customize your own personalize scent.