Posts Tagged ‘salon-quality.’

  1. September 27, 2012 by Beauty Booty 411


    Going to Mexico? You Can Still Have Great Hair!

    Cuba, 2004 – the trip I went on with my girlfriends that was supposed to be the best trip ever. After over-heating my hairdryer and realizing my flat iron was useless there for some reason, I ponytailed it – for 7 nights! I can’t even look at the photos of that trip! Luckily, if you’re headed to Mexico and you select a Palace Resort Hotel, you won’t be in this predicament. They’re installing the best hair supplies EVER. Deets after the jump.

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  2. July 27, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    Thinning Hair? REDKEN to the Rescue!

    Hair loss in both men and women is never really enjoyable but for women, for whom it is much less socially acceptable, thinning hair can be downright devastating. I recently did some research for an article I wrote for Reader’s Digest about hair loss and I learned that most women have very few alternatives compared to men. However, I have a solution for both men and women suffering from unwanted thinning hair.


    Keep reading to find out what causes hair loss and what these REDKEN products can do to help.

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  3. March 7, 2011 by Beauty Booty 411


    The Ultimate in Hair Luxury: Thalasso by Patrice Beauté

    Winter is slowly coming to an end (finally!) but it never parts without leaving us with something to remember it by, like dry and damaged hair. One more reason why I’m never quite sad to see it go. Naturally, we want to kick off the spring with luscious locks that we’re proud to show off. Before we can do that, we need to repair the damage caused by extreme temperatures and other environmental factors or from the damage of artificial colour.

    Patrice Beauté may be a line of hair products you’re not familiar with but it’s time to get to know it if you want your hair to look and feel like exquisite silk. Thalasso is a line of hair care products from Patrice Beauté that targets extremely dry and damaged hair. Made with ingredients like pomegranate, African pepper and purple orchids, these products revive extremely dehydrated hair.

    To determine whether or not this collection was good as it sounded, I gave it the ultimate test and had it tested out by 4 different people: myself, my sister and two friends. The results came back unanimous: positive feedback all around.

    My friend’s girlfriend, Saddy, called me in a panic. She told me she tried every possible product she could think of after torturing her hair with her flat iron and told me she simply couldn’t get her hair back to normal again. She was super discouraged so I handed her the Thalasso Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. One week later she called to thank me and described her hair as “softer than ever.”

    My sister Vicki, who regularly dyes her hair and swears by her flat iron, has been using the Hydrating Mask. Meant to be used on a weekly basis, she says the product leaves her hair soft and silky smooth. Plus, using this mask means you don’t need to use any other thermal protecting products.

    My friend Christie tried out one of the best products in the collection: 2 Phase Moisture and Shine. This leave-in treatment was made to deeply penetrate dry and damaged hair, leaving it both hydrated and shiny. According to Christie (who normally has dry hair), the product instantly detangles her hair and makes it straighter and softer. Plus, she said it smells great and after prolonged use, has made her hair easier to manage.

    Finally, I tried out the Hydrating Elixir. This oil spray can be used on hair and skin. I’ve been using it on my ridiculously dry split ends. Just a few quick sprays on wet hair before blow-drying and my hair is soft, smooth and my split ends are that much less noticeable.

    For more retail info, check out Patrice Beauté online. Or, enter BB411’s amazing contest below and you could win the amazing hair care basket that includes these products. You can also head to the ABA show here in Montreal next Sunday, March 13 to find out which local salons carry these amazing products. (Available in salons only).

    Win an $850 hair care gift basket. Enter now!

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  4. October 6, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    My Mini Flat Iron BFF from CONAIR

    I’d like to introduce you all to my BFF and the reason why my hair is always perfectly coiffed everywhere I go: The MiniPRO ½” Ceramic Straightener from CONAIR. This 6″ flat iron has saved my locks on numerous occasions.

    In Montreal, we have been experiencing some unusually windy days lately. On the walk from the metro station to my office, my hair goes from fabulous to terrible in less than two minutes! The wind blows everything around and messes up my whole ‘do. My secret? I plug in my mini life-saver when I get in to the office and give my heavy bangs their oomph back.

    The MiniPRO is super tiny and very lightweight but don’t be fooled by it’s compact size. This flat iron packs a powerful punch and heats up in only 30 seconds. It also comes with this adorable pouch which is heat resistant so you can actually put the flat iron in it as soon as you’re done and toss back into your handbag.

    You can bring this with you when you travel so you never have to suffer from nasty airplane-hair again. Salon-quality results from a compact item that only costs $24.99? Sounds too good to be true, but it really isn’t. I refuse to endorse any products I don’t truly love. my MiniPRO has it’s own spot right next to my emergency snacks and essential hair brush in my desk drawer at work.

    You can find the MiniPRO and other fabulous CONAIR products at Sears, Wal-Mart and Best Buy.


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  5. September 29, 2010 by Beauty Booty 411


    REDKEN For Men: Defining Wax Shine Form

    This blog post is for the boys. I don’t write nearly enough about men’s products but I promise to do my best to include a little more info from time to time. Believe it or not, men love to shop for products just as much as we do sometimes. Everyone wants to look their best.

    I love the smell of this new REDKEN product. It has great, flexible hold and doesn’t have a sticky texture. Guys, if you’re looking for a salon-quality product that’s sure to yield great results, go for Defining Wax Shine Form. You can find REDKEN products for men and women in select salons.

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