Summer is approaching, which means that many of us will be visiting the salon for a lighter hair shade, highlights, or both. This year, we’re getting smart about protecting our expensively dyed hair from the sun. Protect your strands against UV rays with our handy round-up of the best color-protecting ingredients:
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel at Time’s 100 most influential people gala earlier this week.
Like most worker bees, my 9 AM office routine follows a fairly familiar pattern. Trudge zombie-like towards coffee, browse my inbox for 10 minutes, then head to a gossip site to catch up on some celeb happenings. (Especially here, beauty news is important!)
This morning, I found myself swooning over a photo of America’s favorite newlyweds: the Timberlakes. While we don’t all have red-carpet galas to attend, these looks are still perfect for a night out on the town or a formal summer wedding. The former Ms. Biel looked radiant with bronze smoky eyes and a Bridgette Bardot-esque ‘do, and her beau looked particularly dashing in his updated 20/20 Experience look—we love the side-swept hair and fitted tuxedo. Whether you’re heading to a sophisticated fête or just a dinner with friends, follow these grooming tips to snag this A-list couple’s style.
Hailing from Boston, Ali came to us back in October to work on the brand partnerships team. As a Manhattan semi-newbie, she loves uncovering all that the city has to offer and says she is never bored with the seemingly endless list of new and exciting things to do. (However, even those of us born and raised in NYC know that feeling!) Read on to find out more about her!
Ali Berluti, Marketing Merchandising Manager
Hometown: Boston, MA
Fun fact: One summer I worked on a movie set and ended up being featured in a movie for a full 3 seconds. Unfortunately, it was the worst movie of all time.
SRSLY’s Serious Obsession with Birchbox Co-Founder Katia’s Hair
Birchbox Co-Founder Katia’s hair has been a major source of envy around our office for quite some time now. No matter the day, rain or shine, her locks are always perfectly tousled, her waves are epic, and her updos are to die for. Le sigh. We have a pretty obvious hair crush.
Watch the video above to find out all the deets on her hair routine!
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When it comes to high fashion, model Alana Zimmer is one of the biggest names in the industry. Some of her latest accomplishments: starring in the current Akris and Givenchy Beauty ad campaigns and walking in the Armani Privé and Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture shows last month in Paris. Currently the Canadian beauty is in the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week and doing her second backstage photo diary for us. Check back each day for more of her supercool pics from a model’s perspective!
Prabal Gurung mood board. Female military-inspired! Until recently, women in the army had no other choice than to wear men’s uniforms.
Two of the pieces in the collection.
Army-spiked green and gold nails.
The MAC palette used to create the bushy look. Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury.
Just over a month ago, I was fortunate enough to pay a visit to the very chic Dop Dop salon in Soho for a much needed set of highlights. My colorist Noelle Chen, the director of education and one of the salon’s master stylist, took incredibly good care of me and I was thrilled with the results. (Nothing like boosting your blonde to put a pep in your step.) While at Dop Dop, I tried a Kérastase Fusio Dose treatment, a post-color, pre-blowout concoction designed to help damaged hair. While I was impressed by how it sleek it made my newly dyed strands feel, one treatment wasn’t going to get my hair back to its pre-bleached health. I would need to stick to a strict haircare regimen, which is why I turned to Kérastase’s celebrated three-step system.
For the last month, I’ve been using the Bain Chroma Riche shampoo, the Chroma Reflect radiance-enhancing milk, and the Masque Chroma Riche every time I wash my hair. These products, which were all created with color-treated hair in mind, actually improve hair’s texture over time. Click through to see how my hair has fared over the last four weeks as a result of my new ritual:
Editor Lorelei reveals her secret to shiny hair—and it’s a simpler trick than you’d think.
A few weeks ago Candice wrote about the steps she was taking to restore her hair after coloring it for the first time ever. (You can see her cute highlights in action here!). As someone who’s been coloring my hair every shade under the sun (blonde, blonder, strawberry blonde, black, etc.), for about 15 years, I can relate.
For a long time I accepted that coloring my hair meant it wasn’t going to be very nice. It’s always gorgeous for a few washes post-salon until the toner—and the shine—fades. After years of this I finally realized that I should do something about it. Enter Birchbox and a slew of hair-saving tricks. Now, in addition to my hydrating shampoo and conditioner, I also use a moisture-infusing hair mask once a week—and it’s made a huge difference in the quality of my formerly straw-like hair.
If you get a brand new hairstyle that usually means a whole new hair care regimen. (Photo: Thinkstock.com)
Just before Labor Day this year, I colored my hair for the first time ever. I usually have your run-of-the-mill sleek Asian black hair, and felt like I needed to make a big change—so I got serious red highlights. (Thank you, Mad Men for the inspiration.) While I love the color and the touch of sass that came with it, learning how to handle dyed strands—no lying on white pillow cases while hair is wet!—has taken me on a whole new hair care journey. Here are five products that I’m using to keep my newly tinted tresses happy and healthy: