I’ve been a fan of Sassoon for years. I just love the history and heritage of the company. I’ve also been fascinated with Sassoon himself for as long as I can remember because he really was the tastemaker for hair in his day. This afternoon, I headed over to the Sassoon salon in South Coast Plaza for a hair update by the the salon’s Creative Director, Edward. The salon is modern, stylish and really serene. I was greeted by the stylish ladies at the reception desk and then whisked away to Edward’s chair. He began by asking me about my hair–what I like, what I don’t like, what products I use, etc. We decided we would do a little trim to freshen up the ends and add some layers into my existing cut.
We started with a shampoo (which was soooo relaxing!) and a deep conditioning treatment. I just loved the smell and feel of all of the products he used! After my shampoo and conditioning treatment, it was time for Edward to work his magic on my hair. Before he did the blow dry, he applied an essential oil- based product to my ends called Elixir Ultime by Kerastate. It was so light weight, I couldn’t believe it was oil based! Next, he applied a spray by Kerastase that adds volume. After my blowout, he trimmed my fridge, added layers and then styled my hair in wavy curls. I couldn’t have been more happy with the result and am excited to start using all of the products I got to take home!
I will be headed to New York Fashion Week next month to report from backstage at the shows, where the Sassoon team will be creating looks for the runway. Until then, I will leave you with the top ten resolutions for beautiful hair in 2016!
Try a Radiant Refresh – Ring in 2016 with a new signature style by simply adding a side-swept fringe to your classic cut or upgrading your color with a warmer palette. This season’s statement styles call for cool, pared-back hair with effortless shine.
Fashion an Everlasting Blow-Out – If you’ve spent the time creating a beautiful blow-out yourself or paid someone else to do it, the last thing you want is to wake up the next day and it be gone. Edward Tedeschi, Sassoon Creative Director, explains, “prep is paramount and a lightweight mousse will work as a setting lotion, but make sure you comb the product through your hair to achieve an even blow-dry.”
Shine On – Just like our skin, healthy hair gets its strength and shine from a combination of proteins and vitamins. Customized weekly treatments, such as a Sassoon Instant Fusio Dose Treatment by Kerastase, deliver a host of benefits to dry, parched hair – from boosting the vibrancy of your color to preventing future damage and instantly smoothing and strengthening each strand.
Turn Down the Heat– Swap the perfect blow-out and go au natural once a week. Embrace your natural texture by applying a conditioning style cream and air-drying. You will prevent breakage and cuticle damage, while maintaining softness and combating frizz.
Go Glam After the Gym – Slick hair back using your fingers with a dollop of Gel Forte from Sebastian to hold the hair in place. Apply the product to the roots of your hair leaving out the ends. To achieve an even sleeker look, comb the gel through to tame any strays and let the hair air-dry. For a dryer texturized look, simply apply the product but blow dry the hair back and away from the face. Use bobby pins to secure the style in place and ensure longevity of the look.
Trim Down – Forward book your salon appointments every 5-6 weeks for regular trims and haircuts. You’ll keep your ends healthy and feel forever fresh.
Embrace Hair Oil – Many avoid using hair oils for fear they leave hair looking & feeling greasy. The new generation of hair oils is lightweight and nourishing. Embrace hair oils this winter and try Davines OI Oil or Oil Non-Oil.
Treat Yourself –In between appointments, keep hair shiny and healthy with an at-home deep-conditioning masque treatment personalized for your hair type.
Try a Cool Rinse – In the same way that central heating affects hair, washing it in hot water can also dry locks out, so opt for a warm temperature instead. “Rinsing your hair in cool water adds extra shine and locks in vital moisture,” says Edward.
Warm Up – Blend warmer color palettes to support and enhance shine this season. “From rich mocha for brunettes, deep ruby for redheads, and soft, light hues for blondes, warmer tones keep you from looking washed out in the winter and give your skin a boost of radiance,” says Adriana Harrison, Costa Mesa’s Color Director.
Sassoon Salon Costa Mesa is located at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol Street, Suite 1606, CA 92626.
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to set new goals for yourself and begin to cross off those “I’ve always wanted to do that” items off your list. If one of those goals is to revamp your wardrobe, learn how to dress for your body type, and add some investment pieces into your closet, hiring a personal fashion stylist might just be what you need to kick-start the process. I’ve been a fashion stylist for over eight years and this time of year is always very busy for me because lots of guys and gals are wanting a fresh start in the wardrobe department. My clients range from working professionals who are simply too busy to shop, to stay-at-home moms who are stuck in a style rut. I understand that it can be intimidating if you’ve never worked with a stylist before, so I’ve outlined three major reasons why you should just go for it!
A fashion stylist will save you time. One of the major reasons people hire me is because they simply don’t have the time to shop. Your time is valuable, so why not leave your shopping to the professionals? I offer at-home shopping sessions to save you time and money. This is when I bring items to your house so that you never have to step foot in a crowed mall again. You keep what you love and I take back what you don’t. This is an easy way to update your wardrobe without ever having to get out of your yoga pants!
We know what looks good on your body type. It can be really frustrating when you have to wonder if the clothes you’re wearing are flattering to your body. As a fashion stylist, it’s my job to know what types of silhouettes look good on my clients and which don’t. One of my goals is to always educate my clients on which shapes, cuts and brands suit their unique body type. Uncomfortable with that extra weight you gained over the holidays? Think nothing fits you because you’re 5’1 and have no boobs? Not to worry! We’ve seen it all and can help you find the perfect fit to flatter your figure.
We can save you money. The biggest misconception about fashion styling is that is costs a lot of money. However, investing in a stylist can actually save you money in the long run. Just think about it. How much cash have you spent on pieces of clothing you only wear once or twice because you weren’t thrilled about them in the first place? How much time do you spend wandering through the department stores, only to come out with a gift for your kid and nothing for yourself? When you have an expert guiding you through the shopping experience, you begin to learn how to invest in clothing that you will love for years to come and begin to find what works for your unique body shape, lifestyle, and budget.
If you’re thinking about hiring a fashion stylist, now is a great time to get started. Be sure to set up a pre-shopping consultation to make sure that you feel comfortable with the stylist you choose to hire and check out their website to get a feel for their personal style. If you’re in the Orange County, Los Angeles or San Diego areas, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a complimentary style consultation via phone. I look forward to being apart of your style journey!
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Happy 2016 everyone! I apologize for the delay in publishing this post. I was traveling all week and then caught a horrible cold, so I’ve been in bed for the past four days trying to get better. Not the most exciting way to start the New Year, I know, but I’m rolling with it! January is one of my favorite times of year because I love the idea of beginning anew with fresh dreams and goals.
This year, I created a video where I share my top five style/lifestyle resolutions for 2016. My list includes everything from maximizing my wardrobe to getting out of my comfort zone and traveling more. I think it’s important to share your goals with others so they can encourage you achieve them. I would love to hear about your New Years resolutions as well!
As for my New Years Eve outfit, I was feeling the 1960’s vibe this year. While most gals want to bare as much skin as possible, I’m all about the “less is more” sensibility. This Elizabeth and James fridge dress is perfect for cocktails and dancing the night away. I paired the dress with a metallic Jimmy Choo clutch because I just love the rich combination of black and gold. The heels are Charles David. I’ve had them for ages, but they never fail to get lots of compliments.
I hope you all had a safe and fun New Years and I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings!