Blogs

Karie Frost After Redken Smooth Lock Chemistry Shot
On the day of Redken’s Smooth Lock launch, the weather couldn’t have been more tress-unfriendly; it was in the high 90s with 70% humidity in NYC, where everything is hotter, smellier and frizzier. “Right now there’s a massive desire for manageable hair,” Redken brand ambassador Rodney Cutler says to the gathered editors, who’s manes are coated in sweat and frizz. “Smoothing treatments are about making life easier.”
Monday, July 30, 2012 - 3:25pm
WATCH: Create Loose, Sexy Curly Hair
Even when it is not summertime, the “beachy” curl look is one that many women like to sport—it’s sexy, a perfect balance of classy and messy, and conveys a carefree, irresistible spirit. Achieving this hairstyle takes a little time and effort, but the end result is spectacular.  Simply follow these guidelines: 1.     Apply flat iron spray. This will help to maintain moisture, protect the hair and extend the life of the set.
Friday, July 27, 2012 - 12:34pm
 
Friday, June 8, 2012 - 2:17pm
As we gear up (pardon the pun) for our annual High Tech issue of Launchpad, we decided to raise the bar this time around; and by "raise the bar" we mean photo shoot! In a LP first, we produced our own Portfolio-style shoot, snagging legendary editorial/runway stylist Jason Stanton to create the "cyber-punk"-inspired looks. Our fierce team also included Jason's wife and amazing makeup artist Heidi Stanton, photographer Teren Oddo and, of course, our phenomenal model Ali, who proved fearless in all things fashion and hair.
Friday, June 1, 2012 - 3:39pm
The Private Room in Beverly Hills, California
Last Friday, I kicked off the weekend with one of the best blow-outs I've ever had at The Private Room in Beverly Hills, California. Just shy of a year old, the studio caters to the city's sophisticated clientele with an intimate atmosphere accompanied by fabulous artwork, tasty lattes (or wine, if you'd prefer!) and, most importantly, a small but very accomplished staff that seems to be all smiles, all the time. Salon owner Tina Dizon blew out my tresses in record time (I'd have to guess approximately 20 mins.!), but the best part?
Monday, May 14, 2012 - 12:35pm
Recently I was honored to Visit Michaeljohn Salon, and what a treat! Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, the cozy space was jamming when I arrived on Friday afternoon. I met with Justin Surh, an accomplished stylist and colorist with 25+ years experience. He worked with Toni&Guy and Vidal Sassoon in London before he moved stateside. In addition to styling for the runway, editorial and TV commercials, Justin has worked with some of the best-known celebs. Julia Roberts? Check.
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 4:22pm
Bird of Paradise Whispers by Emma Hack
An interview with Emma Hack, the makeup artist behind the music video for Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye's hit song "Somebody That I Used to Know" is everywhere. The song is inescapable on the radio and even on television. The music video for the song has received over 175 million hits on YouTube, and has no doubt influenced the song's rise to number one on the charts. The unique concept for the music video has been parodied on Saturday Night Live and inspired a heap of copycats on YouTube.
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 2:50pm
Byu-ti Opens in Brentwood
A few months ago, I blogged on Byu-ti Hair Therapy in Santa Monica, California. [Read my original blog here!] Now, salon owner and Pureology ambassador Natasha Sunshine has opened a second location in neighboring Brentwood, California.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 10:47am
Saving the Best for Lash
Lately, I've been on a bit of a lash binge. There's just something so glamourous about batting a set of full, luscious lashes. Luckily, us beauty editors get to indulge our inner-most beauty fantasies, and I've had a chance to test drive a few fabulous options for the lash-obsessed. Here are my prime picks for pretty peepers:
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 4:49pm