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Is your Hair too Hot too Handle?

We all love the option of having the best of both worlds. From beachy waves to smooth sleek strands, any style is possible with the right hot tool. Hot tools make our hair look amazing but too much of anything can be bad. Right? Too much heat overtime can leave our hair dull, lifeless, and damaged. Yuck! Heat protectants are not an option they are a must. I mean unless you’re cool with jacked up hair. You’re not? That’s what I thought. Here are a few of my favorite products for guarding your hair from the heat demon…

Davines Melu Shield $36

Whether you’re blasting the blow dryer or smoothing strands with a flat iron, this nourishing spray defends against thermal damage and is perfect for all hair types. Enriched with lentil seeds and panthenol, it repairs strands, enhances shine, & adds much-needed moisture. Plus, the multi-benefit formula even cuts down blow drying time.


Cutler Protectant Treatment $24

A weightless spray for all hair types that moisturizes while it adds a barrier of protection between heat and hair. This weightless styling spray contains heat-activated polymers that will detangle, protect and treat hair from styling and sun damage. The multi-active polymers, panthenol and avocado oil deliver manageability and shine.


Mizani Therasmooth Smooth Guard $34

Lightweight, leave-in thermal protecting serum for natural hair. Buffers against heat styling damage and facilitates the use of heat tools by providing extra glide for easier manageability. The advance C3 Smoothing Complex with cationic polymers is designed to shield and polish while hair is being smoothed.


You’re beautiful hair deserves to live a long healthy life. Treat it and pamper it by investing in great products and tools. We get few chances when it comes to retaining the health of our hair. If you get to a point where you have trashed your hair, your only option is to cut it off and start over. No amount of Olaplex can work that type of miracle!

If you are a flat iron lover check out this amazing in depth study my friends at Reviews.com conducted. They tested 132 different flat irons and picked the top 3 so you don’t have to waste time searching!

Flat-Iron-Lineup-2.jpgPretty awesome if you ask me!

Check out Mr32690.com

I had the privilege of working with the talented Joshua Kennon on an editorial recently. Check out his blog post and the images we’ve created!

For the hair I used Original Minerals Frizzy Logic and Davines Melu shield. Glominerals makeup was perfect for this minimalistic look.






Model – Ashley Hanson @Ford Models

Art Direction & Styling – Joshua Kennon

Hair & Makeup – Kristen Linares 

Fashion assistant – Courtney Kluge 

Image Capture – Joshua Kennon


Look One – Woven Sleeveless Blazer (Sparkle & Fade), Diamond Cut Lace Top (Forever 21), Straight Leg Pant (New York & Company), Motif Bangle (Francesca’s), Belt (Stylist’s Own) Shoes (Stylist’s Own) 

Look Two – Center Slit Maxi Dress (Free People), A-Line Coat with Zippers (BCBG Max Azria), Inverted Cross Necklace (Urban Outfitters), Ring (Vintage), Shoes (Stylist’s Own) 

Look Three – Rayon Maxi Skirt (MinkPink), Sleeveless Silk Bouse (Elizabeth & James), Lattice Cut Cuff (Francesca’s)


This story is based on the designs from Ann Demeulemeester (Self), Maison Martin Margiela (Team), and Lanvin (Alber Elbaz) for the spring 2012 season with additional inspiration from the lines of Cristian Siriano (Self).  What I respect most, and what captivated me about these particular houses was their unwavering dedication to their heart.  They took a season that is generally projected via bright palettes and flowing fabrics, and created something strong and empowering.  These shows took me to another place, a limitless place where the mind is free to roam, a place that is different for each individual.  They strayed from the path that I see so many houses going down.  A path that is led strictly by money and investors.  They chose to not limit themselves by “what will sell”, but rather followed their instincts and asked “what can I introduce?”.  I believe this is true innovation.  Each of these designers is where they are today due to their creativity, dedication to their vision, and the support of teams that believe in them.  I suppose these images are a glimpse into the world these shows created for me, a place that I like to drift back into every now and then.  These designers introduced me to a whole new world, and for that  they will always hold a special place in my heart.


Rainy Day Updo

How to use velcro rollers

Velcro rollers are great for creating long lasting wave, curl, and body!

In a styling rut?

We’ve all been there, you know those mornings you wake up and it looks like an animal has made a nest on top of your head. It sucks. It’s draining. What can you do?


A few products to always have around…

Dry shampoo: Use when you’re too lazy to wash and blow dry. It creates fullness and texture.

Bed Head’s Afterparty: This stuff smells amazing and is great to tame flyaways without looking greasy.

Davines Melu shield: 428 degrees of heat protection wet or dry.


Quick Hairstyles that work with even the craziest bed head…

 You can’t go wrong with braids! They look cute always and take no time to do.

 Scrunch your hair! Tilt your head to each side, use a sea salt spray or mousse, and squeeze the hair. If you have more time use a one inch iron and wrap random pieces around the iron.

Use a paddle brush and cool air to smooth out your strands. The cold air closes the cuticle to reflect light which cause shine!

 Messy Ponytail: WARNING be sure to wrap a strand of hair around ponytail holder and secure with bobby pin. This style could look very plain jane and lazy if you do not pay attention to this small detail.