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PFW Hair: Sculpted Chignons by Redken at Akris F/W 2014
At Paris Fashion Week, Redken Creative Consultant Guido coated the hair, section by section, with hardwear 16 super strong sculpting gel before combing the hair backwards towards the nape of the neck. Once the low chignon was fastened, Guido applied shine flash 02 glistening mist and diamond oil shatterproof shine over the head to create a high-gloss, high-shine look for Akris.

Back to Basics: Everything You Need to Know About Using Dry Shampoo
From Fashion Week to every day women, one of the latest hair trends is relaxed, lived-in texture. Rather than washing their hair every day, many women are turning to dry shampoos to achieve the texture they desire. According to Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, "Women are washing their hair less and less now, partly because lived-in texture is hot and partly because there are so many good dry shampoos on the market now."

PFW Hair: Whimsical Ponies by Redken at Valentino F/W 2014
At Paris Fashion Week, Redken Creative Consultant Guido created a playful look for Valentino's fall/winter 2014 show, which lent itself to the eccentric designs this season. Unlike a classic chignon or the austere low ponytail from last season, the hair at Valentino was fun and added lightness to the collection as a whole.

Hair Trends: Time to Shine
Spring is just around the corner (finally!) and the sun won't be the only thing shining this season. Hair trends are leaning toward high-gloss hair color and beautiful, shiny styles. Whether it be a low ponytail, slicked back roots, or beachy waves, the glossier, the better! Tiffany Conway, owner of CoCo Cheveux Salon, gives her tips on how to get the polish.

Hairstyles How To: Walking Dead Stars Get Glam
For a recent appearance on "The Talking Dead," stars of the hit show The Walking Dead Emily Kinney and Norman Reedus got glamorous with the help of celebrity stylist Sean James. While Kinney opted for a laid-back, romantic, side ponytail, Reedus was given an undone, rockstar-chic style. The stars live-tweeted their beautification, with hundreds of followers retweeting the final looks. Here, Sean James gives his tips for recreating each style.

Wella Launches Innovative, New Color Additive, Color.id
Wella Professionals recently announced the launch of its brand new, one-of-a-kind Color.id, a color additive used with permanent color that allows stylists to paint multiple colors, placed right next to each other, without the hues bleeding or smashing together. Traditional foils can be limiting and create a visual challenge, as they require stylists to focus more on individual hair strands as opposed to the whole picture.

2014 Oscars Beauty: Margot Robbie's "Jessica Rabbit" Look
With the award season fresh on everyone’s minds, the looks will be a big influence on wedding/prom styles for spring.  There’s nothing more classic than old Hollywood Jessica Rabbit, va va voom curls like Margot Robbie had at the Oscars. Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care ,gives a demo for retro red carpet waves: http://ruthroche.com/professionals/  

2014 Oscars Beauty: Jena Malone's 1920s Marcel Waves
Jena Malone at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2014; hair by Bobby Eliot for Oribe   Hunger Games star Jena Malone wore a gorgeous art deco-inspired J. Mendel lace dress to this year's Vanity Fair Oscar Party. To complement her ensemble, hairstylist Bobby Eliot gave Malone '20s-style Marcel waves with a low side part. "We wanted to play off the vintage quality of the dress and keep the look feminine and soft," Eliot said.

2014 Oscars Beauty: Viola Davis' Soft Modern Waves
Actress Viola Davis stepped out on the Oscars red carpet in a gorgeous, green, Escada gown and soft, glamourous waves that perfectly combined old Hollywood beauty with new, modern looks. Says Joico International Artistic Director Damien Carney, “The way these waves lift off of the face is very flattering.  The look is glamorous and soft, informed by the past yet very up-to-date. This strapless Escada gown really says old Hollywood in a vibrant emerald green.”Get the Look:

2014 Oscars Beauty: Jennifer Garner's Better-Than-Natural Texture
At the recent 2014 Oscars, actress Jennifer Garner wore an elegant, shimmery gown and loose flowing waves. Joico International Artistic Director Damien Carney describes the look as "casual enough to wear with jeans, but polished enough for the red carpet. It’s fresh and youthful—very relaxed and natural, and works perfectly with the fringe on this silver tiered Oscar de la Renta. Features that could have gone very wrong, but in this case were done oh so right!"Get the Look:

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