Trend alert – volume

Anne Gravel wears her hair in smooth waves
 One of the prettiest beauty trends for fall is hair with soft volume. At Bottega Veneta, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Rochas – just to name a few –the looks was glamorous. Hair cascaded into soft waves and curls from deep side parts.
How to get the look:
Prep: Blow your hair  smooth and full with a medium-sized round brush. Use a volumizing spray or mousse. I really like Umberto of Beverly Hills Volume Boosting Foam-Professional Series. It contains lemon grass and blam mint. It left my fine, colour-treated hair soft and shiny with amazing volume that lasted for days – even in hot , humid weather.
Style: Use a curling iron or electric rollers to set your hair in ringlets. Do not bring the rollers or curling wand all the way to your crown. Bring soft volume to the crown and bangs by setting them in a large roller, or use a large round brush and dryer. Let your hair cool. Then gently break up the ringlets with your fingers for a tousled look. Arrange and smooth your part and bangs (if you have them). Spray your hair lightly with humidity-resistant hair spray, if needed.
I also used the Umberto of Beverly Hills Repair Treatment Masque – Intensive Therapy for Damaged and Chemically Treated Hair before styling. This masque is sold at Target  and also from Umberto’s own salons for $12.99.
The company claims it contains the same ingredients as very expensive treatments. I believe it. The masque contains algae, wheat, and soy protein which are the same ingredients in some of the top luxury brands. But more even important to me, it left my hair looking and feeling fabulous. I liked how my hair behaved and the way it resisted humidity after using the mask. It was definitely sleek and more manageable after the treatment.
This is a great masque and at $12.99 it is a true beauty bargain.
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