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Tips for Glossy Hair

As Fall approaches we are constantly searching for our new look. Scrolling through Pinterest and Fashion magazines you will notice hair looks glossy and polished as the cooler weather rolls in. Here are a few tips to get your mane in check for the new season…


Alanna Arrington/ Next models LA “Davines MELU shield was used to protect her strands from the heat & to add shine during the styling process. ” -Kristen Linares


    With the help of award-winning hairbrush brand Tangle Teezer here are some tips for getting that model worthy glossy hair!



The heath of your hair, just like your complexion and physique, can be improved by a good diet. You need to eat healthy, rich fats, such as the ones found in eggs and olive oil, alongside a healthy diet to encourage growth and keep the hair moisturised. Don’t have time to cook? Blend super foods such as Kale and blueberries in a smoothie with Coconut Milk! It’s quick and delicious.

Drink lots of water


Water has hundreds of benefits, including on the muscles, on general fatigue and on digestion, so it’s no wonder that upping your water intake will have a positive impact on your hair. H2O helps to hydrate the hair, which in turn stops breakages and frizz, making your hair glossy and luscious. Aim for 6-8 cups a day.

Think before you brush


Pulling ineffective brushes and combs through your hair could cause a great deal of damage and breakages, which in turn can leave your hair feeling dull and lifeless. Choose a high-quality brush suited to detangling, such as The Original Tangle Teezer, and try not to brush your hair too often.

Go smart with the products


If you want to up your hair’s gloss-factor, the products you choose will go a long way to boosting it. You can purchase specific glossing treatments, some of which also give your color a boost, while adding shine and increasing your hair’s smooth appearance. To add shine to dull hair, a serum is a great choice – and just because it’s oil, it doesn’t make it oily! Alternatively, you could try using shine spray. Shine spray is a lighter product, which is well-suited to finer hair that might not be able to handle a heavy product.

If circumstances dictate, take it to the kitchen


You don’t have to always go all-out with products to get the gloss you’re looking for. Coconut oil, which has been a foodie sensation for some time, can work wonders on your hair. Massage a small amount of unrefined coconut oil through your hair, paying close attention to the ends of the hair and working your way up. Wrap hair up for 30 minutes, rinse, then wash as normal. You’re sure to feel the difference!shutterstock_263429684.jpg

Keep it cool


It may well surprise you just how much a blast of cold on your hair can impact its glowing appearance. When you’ve finished washing your hair, rinse with cold water and, when you’ve finished drying, blast some cold air. If you can take it, we implore you to give it a go. 


Spring 2014 Haircolor Collection by Kristen Linares

This year I decided to create my own version of what I felt looked good for Spring 2014.

It’s easy to follow the trends so the challenge of creating my own collection seemed fun!  I was inspired by the shine and texture of bird feathers and the soft pastel colors Spring introduces to us each season. Great hair color should grow out seamlessly. Instead of “needing” to get a touch up in 6-8 weeks you should just feel excited to enhance your look a bit further because you want to.

Ombre to Sombre. Redheads look beautiful in rich coppers and golds this season.

Hair Black as Ebony. Hints of Blue give the darkest hair the appearance of texture and incredible shine.

GoldenSand Blondes. Keeping depth at the root gives the ends a bright yet soft feel.

Creamy Mocha Brunette. Add subtle honey highlights to your brunette locks for texture and shine.

Haircolor & Styling by: Kristen Linares    Photographer: Adam Robinson

My Spring 2014 Haircolor collection was created using Davines haircolor and Styling products.

Stay tuned for more Spring 2014 inspired Beauty, Wellness, and Lifestyle posts! Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, and watch me on YouTube!


Professional secrets revealed

Many people think beauty professionals have a magic wand or better yet plastic surgery techniques. I’m here to say that WE DON’T. If you look like Sloth from the Goonies…

I wouldn’t set your salon visit expectations too high. Now for those of you with uneven skin, blemishes, and such there is hope. Better yet, you can learn to make yourself look beautiful too!


Professional secret #1- Know the color wheel

If your hair is being colored or if you have uneven skin tone you should have an understanding of what colors neutralize unwanted tones or enhance.

PURPLE negates yellow

BLUE negates orange

GREEN negates red

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  • Use yellow to conceal mild redness, pink skin, under-eye circles, dark spots and black, blue and purple bruises.
  • Use mint to conceal redness from blemishes, scars, Port Wine Stains, and rosacea as well as red blotches.
  • Use lavender to conceal yellow, gray and green bruises, sallow complexions and under-eye circles on deeper skin tones.
  • Use neutral to conceal general skin imperfections, minor acne and undereye circles.
  • Blend colors out at the edges and with neutral for seamless coverage.

Stay tuned for more Professional secrets revealed….