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Suki’s Summer Hair
July 7, 2015

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23-year-old British actress Suki Waterhouse has been named the new muse for Redken’s line of Glow Dry Oils, and has shared how she lets the season help style her hair. “During summer, I really believe in embracing the heat and what it does to your hair, the texture that a little sweat makes,” says the star. “Make it part of your hair texture. I like a messy look. I use Redken’s new Glow Dry Style-Enhancing Blow-Dry Oil on damp hair and then blow-dry it in to help give my hair a little extra sheen and silky feel.”

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Hot Summer Hair Tips
July 6, 2015

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Boston salon owner and 30-year industry veteran Mario Russo, of Salon Mario Russo, shares tips and tricks for keeping your hair gorgeous during the summer months, like the lovely Lea Michele pictured above…

Try the next-day hair duo
If you have dry shampoo in your beauty repertoire, don’t ignore its counterpart: dry conditioner! Use a dry conditioner to revive locks and coat them with a light layer of hair-smoothing ingredients that will add shine and softness. Use your dry shampoo on your roots and your dry conditioner on the length of your hair, applying it from mid-shaft to ends. A favorite is Oribe Soft Dry Conditioner. Have fine hair? Proceed with caution, as dry conditioner may weigh done your locks and make them look limp.

Say goodbye to misbehaving hairs
Nothing ruins a sleek hairstyle like a few stubborn flyways. Get rid of frizz by using a clear mascara formula to smooth down hair along your hairline. Bonus! You can also use this product to manage your eyebrow shape.

100% Humidity, 100% Fabulous
Don’t let the summer humidity leave you with a bad-hair day! Lock in moisture by applying conditioner in the shower, followed by applying another light leave-in conditioner on damp strands post-shower. Double up the conditioner when it’s super humid to better combat frizz!

Don’t forget your SPF: Scalp. Part. Flawless.
Ever have a sore scalp after a day in the sun? It’s easy to forget to protect this sensitive part of your skin, but we know just the trick! Move your hair part around often—even just an inch to the right or left throughout the day—and you’ll be lessen the sunburn.

Hair oils for rays of shine
We know hair oils are great for conditioning hair, but they also have other benefits when used post-styling: oils can add beautiful shine and a boost of hydration to help give your hair a million dollar-shimmer and silky-smooth feel. Looking for a more moisturizing result from oils? Apply the oil on dry hair before you get into the shower, and shampoo hair last. Since water repels oil, putting oil on your dry locks provides a deeper penetration into the hair cuticle.

Think before you dip
Chlorine-filled pools can cause serious damage and build-up on your hair. Protect your precious locks by filling a spray bottle with a water-conditioner mix and spritz your locks before you dive in. Wetting your hair pre-swim makes the cuticle fill up with water, so your locks will be less likely to absorb the harsh chemicals from the pool. And as soon as you get out of the pool, rinse your hair!

Brush your hair 100 times before bed
Ok, maybe not 100. But this old wives’ tale holds some truth when it comes to keeping hair healthy. Regularly brushing your hair will eliminate tangles and stimulate circulation in your scalp. It also helps increase blood flow to your scalp/roots and distributes the oil from your scalp to your locks for a nourishing hair treat. While not everyone can splurge on a Mason Pearson brush, make sure you are using the best tool for your hair. Bonus Tip: The longer your hair, the larger the brush you should use.

Give your hair a personal day
During the summer, it can be tempting to smother on a variety of styling products to combat frizz, create beach waves and texture, etc., but this habit will leave your hair falling flat. In particular, alcohol-based gels and sprays can dry out hair in the summer and cause it to go limp in humid temperatures. Give your hair a much-needed vacation and, just once a week, go product-free! Trust us, it’s worth it.

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OMG! WHO DID YOUR HAIR?
July 5, 2015

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Don’t you just love it when someone asks you that question about your #hairstyle? We know we do! During this long holiday weekend, pickup our new issue and get that Who Did Your Hair? look! Yes—we’re brimming with fab ideas just for you! To find a store that carries us, click on the Where You Can Find box on the right…thank you sooo much!

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COOL FOR THE FOURTH!
July 4, 2015

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Set up your own fireworks today with a sexy beachy look like this one worn by Ms. Cool herself—Demi Lovato. And, while you’re at it today, check out her new music! Just in time for boom town!

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Baby, You’re a Firework
July 3, 2015

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A red-hot firecracker is what you can be, when you try out the most sizzling of red shades. You’ve thought about it at least once, right? Going red? Maybe now is the time, especially when you have this scarlet inspiration from the hair pros at jcp salon. It’s time to call for you salon appointment… #jcpsalon

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How-To: 4th Of July Nail Art
July 3, 2015

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Straight from Michelle Phan’s ICON Network is this super-cute, patriotic nail pictorial from CutePolish, YouTube’s #1 nail-art channel, who recently signed a content deal with ICON. Here’s your step-by-step for having the best nails at the barbecue this weekend!

how to 4th of july nail art 2Step 1: Begin by painting three of your nails with two coats of dark blue (Formula X Omni) and the other two nails with two coats of white (OPI Alpine Snow).
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Step 2: Use a red nail art striper (Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Striper Red) and create vertical lines over the white nails. Optionally, you could use a thin paint brush dipped into a red nail polish to do this.
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Step 3: Take the dark blue nail polish and gently glide the brush over the very top corners of the white nails to create a small rectangle.
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Step 4: Use a toothpick dipped into white polish to add dots over the dark blue rectangles. Then add some red, white and blue confetti nail polish (Formula X Liberty) over the dark blue nails. Optionally, you could use a toothpick to create little red, white, and blue dots over these nails instead.
Perfectly patriotic!
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The Ultimate Bronzer Cheat Sheet
July 2, 2015

From matte to shiny, cream to powder, the varieties of bronzer out there are numerous–and a bit confusing. Chrislie (they make a pretty shimmer bronzer!) has created a handy cheat sheet to help us all out, clueing us in on which bronzer to use and how to apply them. Just in time for summer!

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Infographic provided by Chrislie.

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