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Singer Adele’s bouffant retro look was a huge trend seen on many fall runway shows. Redken’s new Quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray, the newest addition to Redken’s Style Connection Collection, makes volumized hair snap! Just spritz Quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray, into your roots achieve the same results as backcombing almost instantly and without damage. It can also be used to lock in the volume and medium control-long-lasting hold.
 
Rodney Cutler, Redken Brand Ambassador and owner of Cutler/Redken Salons says, “There’s finally a product that not only helps me create runway styles by reducing the time it takes to create a teased style and the number of products I use, but it also helps my clients to achieve this sought-after look at home. In one swift movement Quick Tease 15 backcombing finishing spray changes the ‘fabric’ of the hair by adding more grip and extra texture for an instant teased effect.” 
 
Adele's big hair a runway trend for fallThis spray is amazing, it keeps your hair from collapsing until you wash or brush out the style
 
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The “virtual princess look”

Redken Creative Consultant Guido created what he calls the "virtual princess" for the Prada Fall 2012 show in Milan. It’s a futuristic, two-toned dramatic look.
"All hair is away from the face," Guido says. He goes on to describe the striking look: "there’s no emotion and all of the personality is taken away. I envisioned the way a ‘virtual girl’ is drawn in a cartoon. Then I added these different colored extensions – white, red and black, which adds to the synthetic feeling of the hair. I used colors, which looked most dramatic against each of the models’ real hair. The different colors give you that pop of fakeness, so we’re not talking about reality. Like a futuristic princess."
How to get the look: 
  • Layer thickening lotion 06 and hardwear 16 on the top portion of the hair when wet, and brush straight back.
  • Blow-dry hair straight, continuing to brush straight back.
  • Apply iron silk 07 from the mid-shaft to ends of the hair to protect hair from heat iron and then use a straightening iron to give it a crisp, extremely straight look. 
  • Fnish with forceful 23 to keep the style in place and looking extra sleek.

The color was added using extensions at the show, but for those who aren’t afraid to try a pop of color for themselves, ask your Redken colorist

 

Finish with forceful 23 to keep the style in place and looking extra sleek.

    The color was added using extensions at the show, but for those who aren’t afraid to try a pop of color for themselves, ask your Redken colorist
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    Style-maker reflects Victoria Beckham’s “mood”

    Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2012 Image Charles Sykes for Redken Influential style-maker and Redken Creative Consultant Guido has created a pared-down look to reflect the mood of designer Victoria Beckham’s collection. Redken describes it as “a unique pulled-back style that was sleek and sophisticated in the front, yet girly and natural in the back, perfectly reflecting the aesthetic of Victoria’s Beckham’s Spring/Summer 2012 modern, chic collection”.

     
    "I needed to break the clean, sleek lines in the front to modernize the look, so I created a rough matte texture in the back” is how Guido described the look. “The key is to make it look effortless, which I did by using two distinct textures in one look. Some find it difficult to wear their face so exposed, but the boldness and austerity of the forehead in this look is what makes it beautiful."
     
    Get the look step by step:
     
    •          Starting with dry hair, comb back a 4- to 5-inch top section from the forehead to the crown, and comb a generous amount of Redken hardwear 16 super strength sculpting gel into the whole section. Clip the end of the section up out of the way.
    •          Apply Redken Guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam through the remainder of the hair until it is evenly distributed, and hair is damp with the product.
    •          Clip the front section at the crown back with a metal bar clip and then coat the top section with Redken glass 01 smoothing serum for a lacquered finish.
    •          Let the hair air dry or rough dry with a blow dryer and then add Redken forceful 23 super strength finishing spray for texture, concentrating on the sides, so that no stray hairs are around the face.
     
     
     
    Influential style-maker and Redken Creative Consultant Guido has created a pared-down look to reflect the mood of designer Victoria Beckham’s collection. Redken describes it as “a unique pulled-back style that was sleek and sophisticated in the front, yet girly and natural in the back, perfectly reflecting the aesthetic of Victoria’s Beckham’s Spring/Summer 2012 modern, chic collection”.
     
    "I needed to break the clean, sleek lines in the front to modernize the look, so I created a rough matte texture in the back” is how Guido described the look. “The key is to make it look effortless, which I did by using two distinct textures in one look. Some find it difficult to wear their face so exposed, but the boldness and austerity of the forehead in this look is what makes it beautiful."
     
    Get the look step by step:
     
    •          Starting with dry hair, comb back a 4- to 5-inch top section from the forehead to the crown, and comb a generous amount of Redken hardwear 16 super strength sculpting gel into the whole section. Clip the end of the section up out of the way.
    •          Apply Redken Guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam through the remainder of the hair until it is evenly distributed, and hair is damp with the product.
    •          Clip the front section at the crown back with a metal bar clip and then coat the top section with Redken glass 01 smoothing serum for a lacquered finish.
    •          Let the hair air dry or rough dry with a blow dryer and then add Redken forceful 23 super strength finishing spray for texture, concentrating on the sides, so that no stray hairs are around the face.
     
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    Hot hair trends

    Celebrity stylist Suki Duggan, owner of New York City’s Donsuki Townhouse.Here are two summer-sexy hair styles that are simple to do at home from one of our favourite celebrity stylists Suki Duggan, owner of New York City’s Donsuki Townhouse.
     
    “The two looks that I am loving this summer are the double braid and the low ponytail.  Nothing is sexier than showing off your beautiful face and not hiding behind your hair,” said Duggan.  “Both these looks are also easy to do yourself.”
     
    The double braid is a hot look and it combs out into sexy wavesThe double braid:
    – Part hair down the middle
    – French braid both sides
    – Twist the ends into a low bun
     
    Style tip: Embrace flyaways, they keep the style from looking princessy.
     
     
    Simplle but chic low pony on ParisThe low pony:
    – Slick back unruly hair with a pomade
    – Gather hair at the nape of your neck using two elastics for support.
    – Divide the tail into three sections and wind each around a curling iron
    – Drag fingers through the ringlets for a lived-in look.
     
     
    DolceDolce Tip: Work on perfecting these looks now. The low pony and loose waves are two trends that will be big this fall too!

     
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    Celebrity hair stylist shows of the latest ways to change up your look

    Ashley Tisdale Glam vixenAs the recession shows few signs of abating, the good news is that one of our best accessories is free. Hair can totally change your look depending on how you wear it. With a little practice you can learn to style your hair yourself. Celebrity stylist Kimmi Hendrix shares her takes and tips on the newest fall hair trends to help us mix up our look. Kimmi has styled stars such as Ashley Tisdale, Gayle King, Maria Menounos, Monique Coleman, Shaun Robinson, Fantasia Barrino and Jennifer Hudson. Now, DolceDolce readers can take advantage of her unique flare.
     
    DD: As a celebrity hairstylist, how are today’s hair trends influenced?
    KH: Hair trends will be heavily influenced by the recently passed and sorely missed Charlie’s Angel Farrah Fawcett and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Past political movements influence on the music explosion from late 70’s and early 80’s later fused into Hip Hop which gave us more diverse looks in the media.
     
    In the 80’s, hair was big, sculptured, full of texture, colorful and individualistic.
    Red carpet trends are cultivated by old Hollywood glamour from 1940s and 1950’s but one thing they all have in common is “it’s all about the curl baby!” — from the tiniest of curl to the biggest wave.
     
    DD: Can you give us some insight as to the various looks we might see ?
    KH: The 2009 fall hair collection is one of the most diverse I’ve seen in my career. It allows every face and ethnicity to rock to their own individual style!
     
    Here are some examples:
     
    Glam Vixen
    The Glam Vixen mixes different dimensions of curls creating wonderful voluminous body. Heavy full bangs in  medium- to long-length complete the look.
     
    UrbanistaGlam hair by Kimmi HendrixThe Urbanista Glam Goddess
    The Urbanista Glam Goddess commands attention with a light airy fro and sprinkles of glitter. There are straight bangs with texture pronounced through the rest of the hair as a fabulous rendition of the hip hop influence. You can see the shag-inspired shape sported by some of Hollywood’s youth.
     
     
     
    Maria MenounosThe Hippie Bohemian
    The Hippie Bohemian look is a blend of loose waves and curls. It is complemented by curved fringes spliced with disconnected lengths.
     
     
     
    Michelle Pfeiffer in Cheri is glam and vintage Vintage Girl
    For those vintage ladies who are not willing to cut their long tresses, I introduce faux bobs with stylish wisps showing separation in bangs. It gives the illusion of a short bob from the front. The look includes big glamorous buns, voluminous ponytails, and long layered hair.
     
    Boy Cut
    Kimmi Hendrix herself in trendy short cutWe will always find a way to interpret a boy cut for us. The cut is everything with this look.
     
     
    DD: How do you use the new hair accessories seen on the celebrities in magazines? accessories are?
    KH: I love to accessorize with feathers, ribbons, and blinged-out barrettes. Headbands come in all kinds of colors, designs, and prints, and are a great way to change your look. For a quick evening look, a hair comb encrusted with jewels looks gorgeous and glamorous.
     
    ** The images depict the trends Kimmi Hendrix decscribed.  Kimmi Hendrix only sytled the photos of: Urbanista Glam, Hippie BoHohemian and herself. Photos by Lemar Jof Vestiage Media Group 
     
     
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    Catch this trend!

     

    Sernity BandWe love this retro hair trend of hair head bands. You can buy a few of hair headbands in your own shade or a contrasting shade from http://www.wigs.md/human_hair_wigs.shtml, as shown here. They are on special for a fabulous price of $6 U.S.
     
    Or be a real recessionista and follow the directions of top New York City stylist Suki Duggan, the owner of Donsuki Townhouse Salon in Manhattan, to transform your own hair into this fabulously sexy and fresh look. According to celebrity stylist Suki, “this trend will be huge this summer”.
     
    Here is the step-by-step process for you to create your own basic hair band:
     
    ·        Measure out about 2 inches of hair on your right side of your head, where your headband would normally be positioned.
    ·        Lay the piece flat across your head and secure underneath and behind your ear with a bobbie pin.
    ·        Repeat steps 1 and 2 with your left side of your hair.
    ·        Style the rest of your hair as desired.
     
    How fabulous is that?

     

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    The hot new hair guru and his must-have product line

    White Sands Signature LookIf you want know how to make your hair look fabulous you won’t miss this week’s interview with Fernando Salas, creator of White Sands. It is one the most innovative hair lines today. The products have been recommended on The View by Barbara Walter’s personal hair stylist. Fernando shares his in-depth knowledge of hair care, colour, styling, and trends. He also explains how and when to use his unique White Sands products.

     
    I recently tried Liquid Texture. It allowed me to blow dry my hair to perfection in less than 15 minutes. It reacts to heat to create a phenomenal shine; the more heat you the use, the shinier the hair becomes. The product also created a humidity barrier that was unreal, even in a light mist. My hair was still touchable and brushable, not sticky or stiff. I should confess that I am normally a disaster at blow-drying my hair, and the Liquid Texture helped me to control it. It is my new must-have product.
     
    I have also used the ERFusion. It is serious rehab for damaged hair. Beauty editors are raving about this one.
     
    DD: Can you colour and style your hair and still avoid having damaged hair? Often if you have blonde or highlighted hair, stylists tell you not to heat style it –but you want and need to style it? What is the solution?
    FS: Yes, you can color and avoid damage. The dynamics are fairly simple. When you color or style your hair, the cuticle layer explodes from the ammonia, and/or from the heat of a hot tool. To fix the imbrications or breaks in the cuticle structure, we need to create the right moisture balance and compact the cuticle layer. When these two elements are equalized, the hair is flawless from end to end. To achieve this, White Sands creates products to create soft, touchable beautiful hair that protect your color 50% better and gives your tresses a second breathable skin for the correct moisture balance.
     
    DD: What can you do if you hair is already dry and bit damaged, and you don’t want to cut it really short?
    FS: A good start is deep reconditioning treatments, such as White Sands ER Fusion and Porosity the Fix which will give your hair the ability to hold moisture. The stress your hair is taking from salon services and thermal abuse makes different variations of dryness that can be fixed with proteins and moisturizers.  
     
    DD:  There is a lot of emphasis today on preventing colour fade, but hair also grows. What is the best choice for a woman who wants colour or highlights, but who has limited budget?
    FS: Subtle highlights — meaning few in number — will make your color last longer because it won’t show regrowth. Choose the tone of the highlights from the flex of your eyes. Do not bleach then tone, because the tone in the bleach will fade and you will be left with white hair. Compliment your subtle highlights with White Sands color secure shampoo and conditioner.
     
    DD: Many women live in areas with high humidity, and five minutes after they leave the house their hair frizzes.  Are there any products that can really stand up to frizz, but leave hair soft and natural?
    FS: First, we need to fix the moisture balance in your hair with our Porosity the Fix. Then, seal it with any of the Liquid Texture and Infinity sprays that have been proven to repel moisture in the toughest weather conditions such as in Florida or Japan.
     
    DD: What do you suggest for women with curly hair who want control and shine?
    FS: Curly hair that looks dull and unmanageable since the imbrications of the hair are open and lack of moisture. We recommend a reconstructive treatment like ER Fusion then Porosity the Fix to correct moisture issues. Finally apply Glaze Plus which will define smooth curls, and seal it with any of the Liquid Texture sprays.
     
    DD: Do you have any tips on how to blow dry hair for a smooth look?
    FS: Use Porosity the Fix on towel damp hair to correct moisture on any hair type, then apply Liquid Texture Medium hold over the top of Porosity and begin round brushing. When you finish a section, cure the desired effect with a cold shot before you move to the next section. This will give you a flat iron finish (silky smooth) with volume.
     
    DD: How do you prevent you stylist from making your hair overly blonde, or highlighting you until you are a blonde? And if it happens how you do correct it without dying your hair dark?
    FS: Ask your stylist to be sensitive to your request and take the extra time to be consistent with your color. When you have gone to blonde, the best correction is lowlights and highlights combined. On the lowlights, only go one shade darker than your natural color. This way you will have a natural fade and longevity.
     
    DD:  Is there an easy way to do a simple chignon similar to the ones popular with celebrities for red carpet occasions?
    FS: Pre-wrap the hair in pin curls, hot rollers, or a curling iron with the Liquid Texture Firm hold on dry hair for long lasting curls. Let it cool. Then, take the curls down and separate the hair into two or three sections. Gather a section, comb into your hand, and do a half turn (left or right). Next, push the hair down into the center and pin. Continue doing this until you have reached your desired look.
     
    DD: What are latest trends from Hollywood for styles and colors?
    FS: It depends on where the individual falls in the trends, which is the fad, the trend, or the classic because it is about identity expression. For example, Christina Aguilera falls into the fad: her blond would be considered a white minx (stark white). The classic in a similar tone would be considered silent snow (soft iridescent); where as the trendy blondes are sandy color variations.
     
    DD: Are there any tricks to help brunettes cover stubborn grey and look less harsh?
    FS:Yes! Your stylist needs to use a color line that has an opaque color molecule. This offers 100 percent coverage on all hair color. Another trick is to color the roots only. This will leave brunettes looking natural since this technique offers a soft fade.
     
    DD: What is your best hair tip to make any one look better in a hurry?
    FS: Give your hair a quick lift by using Liquid Texture Firm hold at the base to give volume. Plus, this product totally refreshes your style.
     
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