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Fabulous Holiday Hair Braid How-to

The holiday season is here, that means lots of cocktail parties, cookie parties, office events, and of course dinners to attend. With all of the styling, for work and for play, paired with the dry cold weather, your hair can take a beating. But that does not mean that you cannot have fabulously styled hair for all of your holiday events.

Fishtail braid how to video.  This is perfect for lazy weekends or for all of my holiday parites.
My new favorite style for a lazy weekend, or a glammed up Christmas cocktail party with friends, is the side fishtail braid. Carly Musleh from BeautySauce.com gives a great and EASY how-to video on this beautiful style. It has the look of something complicated, and is perfect for all of your holiday celebrations.

dove hair oil

Women crave beautiful, silky hair but don’t want it weighed down by heavy products that claim to nourish and add shine.  The new Dove Pure Care Dry Oil collection is ideal for all hair types and delivers five times silkier hair [after just one wash], without making it feel greasy or heavy.  Proven to absorb quickly, the dry oil features a blend of African Macadamia oil and Coconut oil it  gives you 5x silkier hair when using the system of shampoo, conditioner and treatment vs. non-conditioning shampoo.

dove hair oil

Just as a side note, not only did this leave my hair nice and smooth when it normally looks like a haystack, but it smells great.  Not fruity or sweet, but it has a nice nut smell, musky and lovely.  It smells like something I used to have around when I was little but I cannot quite figure out what it is.  Not only do I love it, but my partner even complimented the way it smells.  So there is that.

Don’t just take my word for it on how well Dove Pure Care Dry Oil works.  Dove Hair is daring women everywhere to try Dove Pure Care Dry Oil, risk-free now through December 31, 2014. They dare you to try Dove Pure Care Dry Oil and fall in love with the touch and feel of your hair or your money back*  Not only that, but you can also have a chance at $20,000 in prizes from Dove!  Share your silky results at #silkyhairdare on twitter, Instagram and Facebook for  a chance to win** $20,000 in prizes up for grabs. Visit Dove.com for more information.

*If you are not completely satisfied with the Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil system, Dove will refund your purchase (from 9/21 – 12/31). Visit hairmoneyback.com for details. **No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The Dove Silky Hair Dare Sweepstakes is sponsored by Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 & older. Begins 12:00 p.m. ET on 9/25/14 and ends 12:00 p.m. ET on 11/20/14. For Official Rules, visit http://www.dove.us/Products/Hair/Advanced-Hair-Series/rules.aspx

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Hairstyle How To – Beach Waves With Coconut Oil

nutiva ocean spray hair style

There are days where I know that in the morning I am not going to want to do my hair. My favorite hair trick that I learned years ago is how to get some style from what you do the night before. To get some style to my hair if I am not going to be putting it up in a pony tail or sock bun, is to spray it with Nutiva Coconut Oil Ocean Hair Spray the night before. I will usually then put my hair in braids or a loose bun. It gives my hair some texture and movement and I all really need to do int he morning is to comb it out.

What I did last night was to spray my hair all over with the Ocean Hair Spray, and make small braids all over. This morning, I took out the braids, and it left my hair wavy all over. I then clipped back the bangs off to the side. I really like this look, and it fits our Southern California lifestyle fashion in my office quite well. We are pretty laid back here, but I still want to look like I put some effort into how I look.

Want to make your own Ocean Hair Spray? This recipe includes Nutiva Coconut Oil that helps keep my hair soft. Most salt strays make my hair a little dried out, but the addition of the coconut oil makes my hair soft. The spray also has a great coconut smell to it that makes me think I am at the beach all day.

Ocean Hair Spray
Use this ocean-in-a-bottle spray for gorgeous beach hair. Salt water provides texture and coconut oil provides moisture and nourishment for dry hair.

Ingredients:
3 tsp Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
4oz Purified Water, warm
3 tsp Sea Salt
4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

Directions:
1. Put coconut oil in an 8 oz canning jar and place in a pan filled with several inches of water. Melt the coconut oil over low heat. (My jar of coconut oil is already melted, since the house is at 78 degrees most of the time.)
2. Meanwhile, fill an 8 oz spray bottle about ¾ full with warm, purified water and add the sea salt. Stir until the sea salt is dissolve in the water.
3. Use a funnel to add the coconut oil and essential oil to the spray bottle.
4. Shake the bottle to incorporate. Then fill to the top with purified water.
Yields 8 oz. Sometimes the oil solidifies. If this happens, run the bottle under hot water and it will melt. Shake the product and it’s ready to use.

To use: Shake the bottle and spray 2-5 pumps on damp hair. Try different amounts to see what works best for your hair.

Nutiva Coconut Oil

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Summer Prep Beauty Collection From Total Beauty Is Here!

Total Beauty Summer Prep Collection

Summer Beauty Products

I still can’t get over the idea that summer is actually here.  Well, not technically, but it was over 105 degrees here in the north San Diego area last week, so I’m saying it’s summer.  With the heat comes swimsuits, shorts, gauzy dresses and beauty products that had better keep up.  What worked in the chill of winter might not be the best thing in the sun of summer.

The Summer Prep Collection by TotalBeauty.com, your beauty box of travel-friendly essentials to keep you glowing and gorgeous all summer long.

Bronzers and Hair

kitch hair tie ribbons gleam bronzer

The headliners of this collection include Gleam by Melanie Mills Body Radiance, a bronzing makeup, moisturizer and luminizer for face and body created by the Emmy Award-winning makeup artist. It delivers the perfect lit-from-within glow that will make others think you spent a week sunbathing in Santorini. Also included are Kitsch Basics Hair Ties, gentle-on-your-tresses elastic hair ribbons in neutral colors like black, sand and ivory that work with every hair type.

Summer Beauty Product Deal

And the rest? Well, that’s a mystery. Just know that these products provide the jetsetter’s summer beauty experience, with skin-saving picks that hydrate, nourish and protect. The Summer Prep Collection is valued at more than $95, but you get all this for less than a third of the price — so you can island-hop in style.

Want an even bigger deal?  Busy Bee Blogger community members can get an extra 15% off.  Just enter the code SUMMER15 at checkout for 15% OFF this collection!


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Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco Sweeting Gets A New Look!


Cut,color, joy, joy,joy !!! Thank u @clsymonds and Vanessa @andylecomptesalon

Kaley Cuoco Sweeting (Big Bang Theory’s Penny) teased us a few weeks ago with a faux bob on her Instagram. Now, the actress has gone and done it for real!


Here we go! @clsymonds

The actress took to her Instagram to show off a super cute new bob haircut! You can see the new color above but here’s the pic she showed of the new cut.


We did it @clsymonds ! Now let’s get some color shall we ? @andylecomptesalon

Kaley always looked good with her longer hair, but this bob really shakes it up.
I am really loving this shorter hair trend running through the entertainment world. Taylor Swift rocked the best version I have seen yet recently at an awards show.

What do you think of the shorter ‘do? Love it? Or leave it?

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Dove Gets Real At Sundance #WeightlessHair #ParkCityBarbershop @Dove @DoveMenCare

Dove Hair - Sundance Salon

This year Dove took a different approach to Sundance than other brands. Dove wanted to serve the men and women in and behind the film industry. Reporters who work the lines everyday and film industry people who are behind the scenes were showered with voluminous blowouts, and men were treated with Dove Men+Care Aqua Shampoo and received hot shaves with the new Dove Expert Shave line.

Dove has always been a brand that stands for real women and for real men, and this year they made a point to prove it at Sundance. Their launch of two new products, Dove Oxygen and their Expert Shave line for men, were given to real men and women at Sundance.

Dove Hair - Sundance Salon

Dove is honored to help spread the love for a brand who cares for us… “Us” the people who work long hours and aren’t considered celebrities, “Us” who pay for the things we want and don’t normally get free gifts. Us… real women and real men. The real Men and real Women who Dove celebrated this weekend at Sundance.

Even though Dove was prioritizing and celebrating real men and women, they were able to squeeze in a few celebrities.

Lea Thompson, Molly Shannon, Kellan Lutz, Lance Bass, Jorge Garcia, Kate Flannery from The Office, and one of my favorite celebs Gilles Marini stopped by Dove’s suite to share the love for real people in the industry, and great hair.

A big “Like” to Dove for giving love to those that work behind the scenes at Sundance.  Everyone needs help with hat hair in the Sundance cold.

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