**Had to repost this image** Grey hair on the lovely miss @domi_doesmyhairr! Thank you for letting me play with your hair! I used @olaplex with my lightener to get her hair light enough,so that I could make it grey with a semi permanent color! Her hair was not compromised and the color looks great! I love this product and can’t wait to use #olaplex on all of my clients! 🙆👵❤️
Pelo gris para una de mis clientes. Use el producto @olaplex junto con un decolorante de cabello para poder obtener el color rubio sin dañar el cabello! Su esta en buena salud y su color le quedo muy lindo! Me encanta este producto y espero en usarlo para todos mis clientes! 👍🙆❤️
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SCUBA DRESS: Wasteland

HAIR MAGIC: Bangstyle

I’ve always wanted to create beachy mermaid waves with my hair, but have always been too afraid to buy the products! The word “sea” reminds me of how sticky, knappy and clumped my hair looks after taking a swim in the ocean. Thankfully, the sea mist did the opposite of that! It smelled good and gave my hair just the right amount of texture with out getting gross. Mermaid hair, here i come :}

Chanel Presentation "how-to"

i had the pleasure and honor to be able to style the hair for the chanel pre-fall 13 presentation here in new york this past week.  i’m here to post a step by step tutuorial on how to achieve the looks we re-created for the presentation. these hairstyles are  a little complicated, and will be difficult for you to create at home, so if you have an event you are attending and would love this look, feel free to show to your stylist!  for my hairstylist readers, feel free to ask me any questions you may have.  i had an assistant take pictures so please excuse the lack of detailed shots.  backstage at fashion shows are VERY busy and hectic. also, i’m sure this thing is full of typos - i did it on a red eye from LA to NYC and i am sure i was crossed eyed the whole time.

first off, there were two looks.  a messy and etherial braided up-do style, and the other was a combo braid and frizzed out up do style.  

what you will need:

water bottle, bangstyle mousse, bangstyle ultra light sea mist, bangstyle wax, clear rubber elastics, pins

look 1 - Messy etherial braided updo

step one: Prep the hair

i first dampend the hair with water to make product distribution a little easier, but i did not saturate.  then i used a very liberal amount of mouse, about a grapefruit sized portion, and then spread through out the hair with most of the focus on the roots through the mid shaft of the hair.  then with a large toothed comb i distributed the mousse through the hair.  once distribution is achieved i sprayed the bangstyle light sea mist all over.  like section by section all over.  then take a flat brush and and blow dry as normal.  if you prefer, to hurry this step you can also rough dry the hair with your hands until the hair is completely dry.  remember, the finished outcome will be a messy texture, so often times you can do a rough dry to help this end result.

step two:  braids

depending on the density of the hair, there are a few ways you can work out step two.  for thicker hair, pick three random sections and clip the hair out of the way.  these three sections will eventually have to be braided and depending on your braiding skill level will depend on how you braid this.  i did a mixture of box braids, and french braids.  for finer hair, i would take more sections.  when the hair is thicker the braids will be thicker and cover more area.  when the hair is finer you will need more braids to place around the crown of the head and the nape of the neck to fill areas in.  ultimately the end goal is to make the style look like a mat of braids.  

step three: style

once you have braided the sections, finish the braids off with the clear elastic bands.  

then, take the bangstyle wax and add a little to the palm of your hand.  not, too much but just enough to make your hands tacky.  this will help in the process of roughing up the braids.  take each braided section one by one and pull apart to loosen the braid and make them a little frizzy.  perfect braids are NOT your friend for this style.

once you have the braids nice and loose and messy, you will need to use your special eye and best judgement on where to place them.  there is no wrong way to do this, and the final result will look beautiful no matter what.  i placed the braides in crisscross patterns and pinned them into place.  my only suggestion is to do your best to hide the rubber bands and pins, seeing this is never nice.  it is a similar style to milk-maid braids, but with a little more drama.  finish off with a crown, or beautiful hair comb.  

look 2 - combo cornrow/updo style

what you will need:

flat brush, blow dryer, flat iron, pins, clips, large french pins, small french pins, comb, bangstyle mousse, bangstyle working hair spray, bangstyle light sea mist.

step one:  Prep

mousse from roots to end on damp hair then spray fine sea mist mid shaft to ends blow dry with flat brush.  

step two:  Section

section the hair into two sections, splitting the hair from the tops of the the left ear and move the section all the way to the top of the right ear moving just above the occipital bone.  tie the top section off and clip out of the way.  then with the back bottom section, you will need to section this off into four equal, this will be for the corn rows.

step three: Back section

corn row braid the four separate sections starting at the nape of the neck and braid up to the top of the section.  i turned the models practically upside down to achieve this.

step four:  front section

in the front section, rick rack hair in 5 sections at the top of the head, spray, flat iron including last bits off of braid starting where you secured the braid with a clear rubber band.

step five: style

remove large u pins, brush hair out and tease.  then you are going take the back section where the braids are and remove pins brush out and tease as well.  now, take the back section with the braids and you are going to fold this in your hands into the shape of a ball and pin.  this will serve as “filler” for the front section to give the hair the height needed and that anchor to give the hair lasting power.  now that you have done this, you will take the teased front section and fold that over the “ball” shape that you created with the back section.  this look looks almost like a french twist/beehive from the front.

step six: finish off with a crown and you are good to go!!!

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Men’s Hairstyles: The Dishevelled Look



A short, sharp back and sides was the hairstyle of the summer for the majority of men, with the light and crisp nature of the cut perfectly suiting the hot weather we experienced here in Britain. However, much like a style-conscious gent will adapt his wardrobe for the colder months, how should we look to alter our hairstyle as we approach winter?

The dishevelled look is a classic style that can be worn successfully by all ages and hair types. Not be confused with ‘messy’ or ‘scruffy’, it is a timeless haircut that is full of character and suitable for all occupations – meaning you don’t have to sacrifice professionalism in order to update your look. Think of it as sprezzatura for your hair.

Yet the most desirable aspect of this hairstyle is the practicality of it. The overall length of the cut is often longer, which will keep your head warmer during the colder months, but it doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. Imagine being able to wear your winter woollies – a fitted beanie or on trend trapper hat – to go outdoors, then simply rub your hands through your hair to style once you reach your destination.

It is the ultimate get-up-and-go cut…

The Dishevelled Look

This type of hairstyle looks great on most face shapes, although I would avoid leaving too much width on the sides if you have a rounder face. In this instance, simply ask your stylist to keep them slightly more tapered.

Even though I wouldn’t class this haircut as high maintenance, ideally you would get it tidied up every three to four weeks to keep it looking its best. For those of you who visit your stylist less frequently, try getting the sides cut a bit shorter than you usually would to stop them from growing out too quickly and ruining the proportions of the style.

Look to maintain some movement within the entire haircut. Having the style cut with a razor accentuates natural movement, especially if your hair is slightly coarser in texture. As a stylist, I would razor the back and sides and then point cut the shape on top.

Whether it’s been cut with scissors or a razor, it’s important that your stylist creates a strong shape with neat edges. There also needs to be a lot of texture through the top, in order to prevent it appearing ‘blocky’. By adding texture, I mean the hair should be ‘cut into’ and not thinned out. This is so the haircut maintains its density – otherwise it will look too ‘fluffy’ when styled.

Example Styles

As you can see below, you can choose to keep the length short or long through the top. The cut can also be styled back, in a loose quiff or even pulled down onto the face with a fringe. The key elements here are texture, neat sides and a strong shape:

(Photo 2)

How To Style

Before drying the hair it’s crucial that you apply some product. Again, as you should have grasped by now, this hairstyle is all about the texture. If it’s dried without any product you will struggle to achieve the definition that’s required and the whole concept of the haircut won’t work.

Start by scrunching some American Crew Ultramatte (if your hair is pretty straight) or American Crew Curl Construct (if your hair is wavier) into your hair, making sure you really work it into the root area, and then dry with a hair dryer.

To enhance movement, dry with a high heat and low speed and use your hands or a vent brush to push the hair in the direction you want to wear the style.

If your hair is a bit too curly and you struggle to get it to look natural, you can smooth your hair with small GHD stylers. The trick here is don’t be too fussy: go over the hair quickly, from root to tip, without closing the straighteners too tight – this will help stretch out some of the wave without making the hair poker straight and losing its natural charm.

After straightening, rough dry with a hair dryer to give it a bit more volume and texture, before applying your styling product.

(photo 3 )

This haircut can be styled with so many different products, depending on whether you prefer a natural matte finish or more shine.

For a more natural matte style that looks like it has no product in it, try Kevin Murphy Undressed. Although designed for longer hair, it works great with this type of cut.

Alternatively, for a natural shine, Kevin Murphy has recently launched Super Goo. This can be applied before and after you dry so it is a great investment for those searching for a multi-purpose product.

What I personally love about Super Goo is the way it creates texture and enhances movement without making the hair greasy. This is the product I would recommend to my clients who want to recreate this particular hairstyle at home.

Other excellent products to consider include American Crew’s Defining Paste and Molding Clay, Mr Natty Clay, L’Oreal Poker Paste, GO 24/7 Styling Cream and Lock Stock & Barrel’s Ruck Putty:

(photo 4)


Product information -


  • American Crew ultramatte 100ml
  • American Crew curl contsruct 125ml
  • American Crew crew boost cream 125ml


  • Bangstyle volumizing mousse
  • Kevin Murphy hair. resort. spray deach look texture spray 150ml
  • Vogetti understudy brush


(photo 4)

  • American Crew definning paste 85g
  • American Crew molding clay 85g
  • Kevin Murphy super goo
  • Kevin Murphy undressed 100g


  • Loreal professional homme poker paste 75ml
  • Clay Mr natty
  • Go 24-7 styling cream 67g
  • Lock Stock & Barrel ruck matte putty 100g

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