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FALL/WINTER HAIRSTYLE INSPIRATION

     Fall/ Winter is finally here and it’s time to tweak your styling routine. With holiday parties and special events quickly approaching you will need a few different options in your hairstyling arsenal. Here are a few of my favorites this season!

HOW TO: Rebecca Minkoff Inspired Hair

Here’s how I wore my hair for the Rebecca Minkoff runway show at Saks Fifth Avenue.

These are a few of my favorite things…

I love Sundays! I feel such a sense of renewal. It’s a day to take your time waking up and enjoy some fresh air! Many are obsessed with football games and I regret to inform you that I could careless. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy the occasional beer, wings, and game. I just don’t build my Sunday Fundays around it. I guess I’m just your average girly-girl.

So here are a few of my little moments and things that I love on any given Sunday…

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I can’t think of a better way to wake up on a Sunday! Plus I love the pumpkin they draw on my latte! Check out Gelateria Tavolini in downtown St. Louis, MO.

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Minimal Makeup and glowing skin is my general rule to Sunday. Today I spritzed a hint of CHANEL’S “Mademoiselle” onto my scarf. My Sunday attire was inspired by the lovely CHANEL polish colors! I love EcoTools Sheer Finish Kabuki for giving my foundation an airbrushed finish. Blissoma’s “Intense Hydration Tonique” is perfect for setting my makeup and giving me that extra bit of moisture I am looking for.

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Who needs perfect hair all the time? Not me! For this quick and easy style I created two French braids in an asymmetrical fashion on both sides. I then intertwined the braids when they reached my neck to create one. Need added texture? Try a bit of Davines Sea Salt Spray!

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My main man Charlie and I love cuddling up and posting away! 🙂

Spring/ Summer 2013: Combat Frizz

Just when you think you’ve finally mastered your hair’s texture and flaws, the seasons change and stop you in your hair styling tracks! It’s frustrating, I know! I would like to share with you some Services, Product, and Styles to consider for the hot & humid months. Don’t let the season attack your style. Get ready for Hot weather Combat!

SERVICES:

As soon as you feel that first bead of sweat call your stylist and get on your Spring/ Summer hair care schedule! Every 6-8 weeks book yourself for a Cut, Glaze, and Deep Condition. Ideally you should deep condition 2x a week! When it is humid there is obviously tons of moisture in the hair. Therefore if your hair is dry your cuticle will swell and try to suck every bit of moisture it can out of the air! A swollen cuticle= frizz. A smooth cuticle= hydration and reflection of light which also=shine.

  • The proper Cut for your NATURAL texture is perfect for hot months. Don’t fight your hair when it’s hot. Listen to what it wants to naturally do.
  • A Glaze can be clear or demi/semi permanent color. Glazes are deposit only so they soothe the cuticle almost like a top coat of nail polish leaving your strands shiny, silky, and bouncy!
  • If possible Deep Condition 2x a week. This will prevent your hair from searching for moisture in the air.

If you’re in the St Louis area book your services with me at http://www.KristenLinares.com!

PRODUCTS:

I absolutely LOVE Davines hair care! Here are the products I recommend for Spring/ Summer 2013…

Shampoo & Conditioners

MOMO Shampoo: For Normal- Fine hair

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It’s particularly rich formula has been created to deeply moisturize dry, dehydrated hair, making it soft, silky and full of body without weighing it down.

MOMO Conditioner: For Normal- Fine hair

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Moisturising and revitalizing conditioner. Its advanced formula allows it to adapt to the specific moisturising needs of dry, and dehydrated hair, giving it the softness, body and shine it needs.

LOVE CURL Shampoo: For Wavy-Curly

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It performs an intense detangling and conditioning action. Its special formula, rich in natural olive tree oil derivatives restores the natural moisture-lipid balance leaving hair soft, moisturised and shiny.

LOVE CURL Conditioner: For Wavy-Curly

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Volumising and detangling cream for wavy and curly hair, with an intense anti-dryness and softening action. It efficaciously nourishes and detangles without weighing down hair. It improves the volume of curls leaving hair soft and shiny.

Pistacchio oil – essential anti-oxidant action  Rice wax – nourishing and preventing the dehydration

LOVE SMOOTH Shampoo: Coarse thick

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Specifically formulated for harsh and frizzy, undisciplined hair. It gently cleanses hair, respecting its natural structure and making it easy to comb. LOVE Smoothing Shampoo moisturizes and nourishes deep down, leaving hair smooth, silky and shiny.

LOVE SMOOTH Conditioner: Coarse thick

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A creamy, rich treatment specifically formulated for harsh and frizzy hair. LOVE Smoothing Conditioner nourishes and moisturizes frizzy and undisciplined hair, lending an exceptionally smooth effect and leaving hair soft and shiny. With its blend of conditioning agents, moisturizers and silicon, it makes hair easy to comb and glossy, thus eliminating the frizzy effect.

Borage seed oil – compact and protect the hair  Rice wax – nourishing and preventing the dehydration

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Before you swim or spend a day in the Sun use DEDE leave in mist

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Dede delicate replenishing leave-in mist is a fluid conditioner with an innovative formula designed for fine hair with a tendency for heaviness, and is excellent as a porosity equalizer. Dede delicate replenishing leave-in mist has a twofold function: anti-free radical protective and repairing, as its acid pH perfectly seals the hair scales, making the hair soft and shiny but not heavy.

Grape extract – protective against sun rays  Panthenol – gives moisture and shine to the hair

STYLES:

Spring/ Summer is all about relaxed styles, nothing to perfect or polished! Master these 3 styles for a stylish fuss free season!

Try a Braided Updo!

Or a wavy Chignon in under 5mins!

When all else fail Spice up your Ponytail!

Spring 2013 Beauty Trends

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