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Have A Spa Day At Home with Suave!

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 Between work, family and other commitments, a trip to the spa is out of the question. You still deserve a few relaxing minutes for a more beautiful you. We all feel better when we feel like we look our best. Suave Professionals feels the same way and the new Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion series of hair and body products can help you get an easy, everyday beautiful look.

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Beautiful, Luxurious Hair

Lock the world away for a hour and spend some time pampering yourself. The first step is a relaxing shower. Start by giving your hair a sea-inspired spa treatment with the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Shampoo and Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Conditioner. The soft sea-inspired fragrance instantly takes you away from your stress to a seaside spa.

Using the shampoo and conditioner brings back your hair’s natural bounce while adding much needed moisture. The best part is you don’t have to worry about heavy build up from silicones or moisturizers. It’s the perfect balance of clean and conditioned for hair that’s easier to style. Another thing you’ll love is the extra body and moisture lasts for a full day, so your hair doesn’t frizz and fall flat an hour after styling.

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Treat Skin To Dead Sea Minerals

Rejuvenate your skin next with Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Exfoliating Body Wash. The wash smooths skin without feeling harsh and leaves behind a luxurious, soothing fragrance. The Dead Sea Salts help to gently polish and rejuvenate skin naturally.

Finishing Your Everyday Beauty

The new sea-inspired Suave Professionals line is extremely easy to use in the shower, but the spa treatment doesn’t stop there. Continue your spa hour by applying Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Body Lotion. It truly does leave skin feeling soft and smooth for hours. The beautiful fragrance makes you feel beautiful and radiant. The body lotion is infused with rejuvenating Dead Sea minerals for even more luminous skin.

The final step is to style your hair with Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. It’s incredibly easy to use and it only takes a few sprays to help create full-bodied waves that last all day. The time savings alone make this a must have styling product. 

It’s not hard to bring out your inner beauty and feel like you’ve just been treated to a spa day everyday with this Suave Professionals line. I gave myself a much deserved spa treatment and couldn’t believe the difference this line made in my hair and skin.

Discover the Beauty of the Sea with NEW Suave® Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion products.

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GHD Sunset Professional Styler

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Let’s be honest, when it comes to flat irons, ghd is the mother of all brands, tried and trusted for years. Whether you like your locks sleek and straight or full of voluminous waves, there’s no easier way to achieve your signature look that with a ghd iron. From dedicated ghd users to total newbies, we’ve got one ghd iron you have to try; the ghd Sunset Professional Styler.

This gorgeous 1” iron offers advanced ceramic heat technology for hair that’s full of shine and lasting style. The smooth, floating plates allow for snag-free styling, the 30 minute, automatic sleep mode ensures you’re iron will be safely turned off, even when you forget to do it yourself. The universal voltage allows you to style no matter where you travel and the round barrel creates amazing curls and waves. The ghd Sunset also includes a heat resistant mat, a keepsake box and a 2 year manufacturer’s guarantee. Users of the styler have rated it a 4.5 out of 5 stars, leaving such positive comments as, “It’s the best iron I’ve ever used!”

If the incredible and versatile styling abilities weren’t enough to have buyers running to their laptops to place an order, there’s also the look of the iron. Inspired by the latest tropical catwalk trends and part of ghd’s limited edition Bird of Paradise Collection, the graduated ombre’ color flow of gorgeous purple into brilliant pink, leaves users feeling as though they are indeed styling at sunset!

If you’ve been looking for the perfect flat iron to give your locks a runway makeover, look no further than ghd’s Sunset Professional Styler. At only $225.00, this is one sunset you don’t want to miss!

By Sian Bitner Kearney

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The Pixie Cut: A Style for Every Season!

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You’ve heard the saying, “go big or go home” but usually when it comes to a hairstyle change, we women shy away from this concept. Most will add a few highlights or lowlights and even chop our luscious locks into a bob, but if you’re really ready for a change the pixie cut is the way to go.

Starlets everywhere from Charlize to Beyonce have been bidding adieu to their great lengths in favor of a fun and fearless pixie cut.

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4 Tips on Maintaining Your Color!

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Got great color? Learn how to keep it!

The lifetime search for the perfect hair color is a battle that nearly every woman must fight. However, once you’ve slayed that bad color dragon and finally found a haircolor that you love, how do you keep it from fading down your drain and into your memories? We’ve got the top four tips to keep your haircolor fresh and fierce!

# 1 The Right Kind of Clean – Much like you adjust your skin products to match your skin type, certain colors also require specific shampoos and conditioners. To keep color bright between services, use a color enhancing shampoo for your specific shade. We like Alterna’s Hold Brunette Shampoo for dark hair and blondes can stay brass free for less with Clairol’s Shimmer Lights Shampoo. To keep your red gorgeous, try John Frieda’s Radiant Red Color Captivating Shampoo.

# 2 Take a Day Off – From shampooing that is. Instead of lathering up each morning, give your color and your hair a break and wash every other day. To keep things clean in between shampoos, use a dry shampoo like Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Dry Shampoo.

#3 Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen – Think sunscreen is just for the face and body? Wrong!! Just like the sun’s rays can damage your skin they can also dry your hair and rapidly fade your color. To protect your color on those gorgeous, sunny days, try Redken’s Color Extend Solar Screen.

#4 Go Cold – Yes we know, on these cold fall/winter mornings all you can think about is jumping into a hot shower; however, drenching hair in hot water not only damages it but will also fade the color. While we would never suggest drenching yourself in ice cold water, adjusting the temperature to cool at least when rinsing your hair, could add a few weeks of color life to your hair.

Want to see what a new haircolor would look like? Go to our Try On Studio, and play with different celebrity hairstyles! www.themakeupblogger.com/tryonstudio

by Sian Bitner Kearney 

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Quick Holiday Party Worthy Braids

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Braids are back in a big way this year! Far from the schoolgirl look you used to know, braids are a pretty and sophisticated look for office holiday parties and family gatherings alike. Best of all, it doesn’t take much time or coordination to create lovely braided updos.

Try these easy and elegant hairstyle tutorials you can create in just minutes -- leaving you plenty of time to get to the party! For even more ideas, check out our new Pocket Hairstylist  tool and mobile app .

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MAIDEN BRAIDS UPDO

Step 1
Divide your hair into two sections (top and bottom), and back comb a little (gently) underneath the top half. Spray with a little hairspray, and smooth over the top with a comb. This will help give you more lift from the front.

Step 2
Divide your hair in half again, this time on both sides (like you’re doing milkmaid braids). Be sure to separate the hair at the nape of your neck to avoid a severe part. Begin braiding the first side.

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Step 3
Stop your braid about 4 to 5 inches down and secure with an elastic. Braid the other side, again stopping 4 to 5 inches down.

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Celebrity Hair Is Within Your Reach

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My hair is my greatest enemy on most days. It's frizzy randomly or it falls flat when I desperately want waves or a curl. I always envy celebrities since their hair seems perfect always. Luckily, I can get great hair without having a team of experts nearby.

Anti-Aging Secrets

Yes, you can use your hair to look younger. Add some bangs to cover up forehead wrinkles and even make your hair look fuller. Boost your locks and look more youthful by embracing layers. It adds movement and life. A few highlights takes the look even farther giving you that effortless celebrity elegance.

It's Okay To Be Messy

Forget trying to make your hair perfect. Pay close attention to celebrities. A little frizz, poof and random waves are okay. In fact, brushing your hair and then using only your fingers to create a messy ponytail will give you the same look celebrities use on the red carpet.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Every hair type needs moisture. Naturally dry hair, such as curly styles, sometimes need a little extra. Celebrity hair gets it shine from regular moisturizing treatments. Invest in a glaze or serum that contains natural oils such as almond, coconut and argan to seal broken strands, deeply moisturize and maintain healthy, shiny locks. Just remember, don't over apply or you'll end up a bit too shiny.

To keep that moisture in, celebrity stylists recommend always applying a heat protectant spray before any drying or heat styling. Otherwise, you lose all that vital moisture.

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Holiday Secrets for Your Luscious Locks

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Let's face it, we are all rushed during the holidays.  Between family obligations, to office parties, and friends holiday bashes....there is not enough time!  But, the holidays are also a time when we want to look our best.  We get to pull out the red lipstick or glitter eyeshadow and feel festive and gorgeous.  

So, what is a beauty loving gal to do when she is pressed for time?  I always go for gorgeous hair, and leave the rest of the face simple and clean.  I have a very easy routine for the simplest, speediest hair routine ever.  Think Veronica Lake!  I am talking volume, glamour and holiday perfection.

A few months ago I was able to try out two new products by Conair that make this two step process a breeze. The new Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Styling Tool and Infiniti Pro by Conair Secret Curl are both made to help you achieve salon worthy looks in half the time. I am all thumbs when it comes to doing my hair, but these products have become a go-to for me during the week.  I created an easy routine that I suggest you try for your next Holiday Party!

  • Step One:  Depending on your hair texture, apply either a volumizing or smoothing lotion to your wet hair and brush through.  I prefer to use a large paddle brush in place of a round bristle brush due to the coarseness of my hair.  It helps to ensure a smooth blow out (and I honestly can't work with a round brush to save my life). To get a perfect blow out, separate the hair into 4 sections using either hair clips or rubber bands.  I prefer to do two large sections on each side.  This way, you have control of your hair while blow drying.  One of the things I love about the Infiniti Pro Styling Tool is the whisper soft sound, and how incredibly fast it dries my hair.  I have ALOT of hair, and usually stay away from blow drying it due to the time.  I am convinced this cut the time in half.  It took me only 15 min to blow dry my hair which is unheard of!  Due to my success with this dryer, I bought one seperately for my professional kit. Saving time with my clients is a huge bonus when I am on set. 
  • Step Two: Rollers have always gotten a bad rap in my book. Alot of times we think of big, voluminous curls and 80's hair.  This set of curlers will change your mind.  The curls that the Infinity Curl Secret Pro create are beachy, sexy, and perfect for everyday.  I have been using this set every other day to play around with the different curl techniques and will share with you my technique.  First, start by sectioning your hair into two parts; one bottom and one top.  I keep the top section (you can grab the hair at the base of the ear and separate from there) up high, and work from the bottom up.  I use the larger 1' rollers on the bottom portion of the hair, and work up with the smaller 3/4' curlers.  Roll your hair away from the face to ensure that beauty vibe and curl.  Once you have rolled your hair around the base of the roller, simply SNAP it into place. Voila, you are done!

I usually do this in the morning, and leave the rollers in while I am doing my makeup and getting ready for the day.  I answer emails, cook breakfast, and by the time I am done I have some stare worthy curls that last a few days.  This has seriously cut back on my styling time and I have already had a ton of compliments at the holiday parties for my "new look".  I might not ever go back to a ponytail again!

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Infiniti Pro by Conair Secret Curl:
• Easy to use pop-up, clipless rollers that come in 2 sizes (3/4” and 1”) for small and medium long-lasting curls. This means a quick dry with over 70% more shine.
• The curlers have a silicone surface that adds a gorgeous shine to your curls!
• The vertical design keeps the product from taking up space on your vanity or in your bathroom. I fit mine perfectly under the sink.

The Infiniti Pro Secret Curl can be purchased at the majority of mass retail and drug chain stores for an average retail price of $68.99; see where-to-buy here: http://www.secretcurl.com/

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Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Styling Tool:

• Faster airflow allows the hair to dry up to 70% faster, and 40% less noise than other dryers!
• Low heat protects your hair from damage due to Ionic Technowlogy. 
• Brushless motor technology increases the dryer life 10 x longer, giving you up to 5,000 hours of drying time compared to the average 500 hours for another AC motor hair dryer

The Infiniti Pro Styling Tool can be purchased at the majority of mass retail and drug chain stores for an average retail price of $139.99; see where-to-buy here: http://www.3qhairdryer.com/

Enter the Conair Holiday Wish List Giveaway on the Conair Beauty Facebook page now through December 12th. Entering is as simple as creating your custom Conair product wish-list and sharing it with your friends and family. Five winners will be randomly selected throughout the week of December 8th to receive their custom wish-list.

Visit www.conair.com and get free shipping on orders all orders $50 or higher this holiday season (until December 25) when you use promo code CONHOLIDAY14

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Disclosure: This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received the Infiniti Pro by Conair Secret Curl and the Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q Styling Tool for my own personal use.  All opinions, text and experiences are my own.

 
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