According to the calendar, there are still many weeks until Summer. Your heart and closet may be ready—but is your hair? Gone are the days where you could claim ignorance about knowing that the sun is actually bad for your hair (and skin.) Real adults know that the sun is public enemy #1 for those glossy, subtly weaved highlights. So along with the sunscreen and sunglasses for your beach bag, don’t forget the sun-care for your hair.
Big Hollywood hair has been a thing on red carpets recently, and it's a look that isn't all that hard to achieve. We checked in with Johnny Lavoy, a L’Oréal Paris Consulting Hair Expert, for the scoop on how to use old school hair rollers to get the look. Read on:
Think of L’Oreal Paris as the Ask Jeeves for your haircare dilemmas. Bring them a problem and without a doubt, one of the five Advanced Haircare lines has a solution. With eight patents and the test results from 5,000 women, L’Oreal Paris has created targeted haircare lines, with effective and transforming treatments, for the most common hair problems. Here's how they can help a variety of common (and thoroughly annoying) hair issues:
Every week we bring you our picks for best dressed celebs, but let's take some time to focus on what's been happening above the shoulders on spring's latest red carpets. From some amazing rich hair color to creative up-dos (and even a token man mane), click through to check out our 10 favorite celeb hair looks from the last month.
Much like moving day, nothing makes you more conscious of waste and excess than tax day. Nothing like listing all your assets (or lack thereof) to make you start thinking about your finances and whether or not you should have listened to your dad’s 401k advice. Luckily, with the advent of reasonably priced hair care technology, good product options don’t have to be expensive enough to have you considering, “Can I get a deduction for my shampoo?”
Break-ups, breakdowns, broken hearts, hair breakage: Blame Mercury in retrograde all you like, but breakage of any type sucks. For the aforementioned three breaks, we suggest a regimen of wine, retail therapy, and time away with friends. For the last, consider L’Oreal Paris’s Triple Resist line.
By their very nature, models are supposed to conform to the aesthetic vision of the designer, stylist, or photographer they're working with on any given project. But there are a handful of catwalkers whose personal style is pretty memorable without any manipulation at all. A lot of the time this has to do with a signature hair cut or color. From Cindy Crawford and her bombshell mane to Karlie Kloss' crazy-popular new crop, click through to see 10 of the most memorable model signature hair styles.
Blow dry bars are hot now on both coasts, but sometimes getting out of the house (not to mention spending $40) is just not an option. In any case, knowing how to do your own blowout is a lifelong skill that everyone should have. We spoke with the experts at L’Oreal Paris to find out the tools, tricks, and methods to get a perfectly smooth blowout.
Who needs models anymore? Editors and bloggers are sometimes their own best advertisement. And everyone knows that a full-on "look" isn't complete without some damn good hair, which these ladies all have in spades (or in some cases, cascading waves). Here are our picks for the 10 best tressed editors, bloggers, and all-around stylish people who are worthy of inspiring their own hair commercials.
If you’re among the lucky people who will get to surround themselves with sun, beach, sand, and margaritas for a spring break trip, don’t forget to pack for your hair. Sunscreen for your skin? Check. Sunglasses for your eyes? Check. And L’Oreal Paris' Power Moisture Mask and Color Vibrancy Dual Protect Spray for your hair? Double check.
One of our favorite things to do on a chilly day is stay in, watch a movie, and get inspired by the mane characters. That's right: Mane! Some of our favorite period dramas, rom-coms, even epic sci-fi flicks have all been made that much more enjoyable by the thoroughly amazing hair stylists (or in a few cases, animators!) behind the scenes. And with fantasy movies like Oz the Great and Powerful out now, and word that Carrie Fisher will reprise her role as Princess "Cinnamon Bun Hair" Leia in the next Star Wars flick, we were inspired to take a look back at some memorable movie hair.
A model's hair really takes a beating during fashion month--at one show she'll get her hair braided into a rosette, then at the next show a blow dryer on full blast for a super sleek look, until the last show of the day when a curling iron is used to create a tight crimp, recalling the 90s. Repeat every day for seven days and it’s no surprise that by the end, a model’s hair is as tired as she is. While your hair may not take quite the same beating, we're willing to bet it could use a perk-up.
We already showed you our favorite hair trends from New York fashion week, but what about the other three major fashion cities? Some pretty unexpected hair trends popped up in London, Milan, and Paris. Click through to check them out.
You can lift weights, pound plates, and do reps at the gym for your muscles. But there’s no spin class, Oscar-winning actress-endorsed fitness instructor, or 102 degree yoga fitness regime for weak, brittle hair. Until now.
Perhaps in an antidote to the more outlandish “look at me” aesthetic that has permeated fashion runways the past few seasons (see: dip dyed hair, ombré, complicated braiding and topknots), celeb hair this past awards season was largely unaffected and unfussy, with stars sticking to simple hairstyles and less ornamentation. A return to ease only means that impeccable styling, the right hair care, and a good haircut are all the more important.
We bet you own and use at least one heat styler, like a blow dryer or flat iron. (Or like us, maybe you use both--eek!--on a daily basis.) While they're amazing tools, they can really wreak havoc on your hair. Luckily there are ways you can prevent damage, and if you do go overboard, L'Oreal Paris has tons of products to get your hair back in J.Lo shape fast. Check out our tips for preventing your hair from getting fried by heat styling tools, as well as how to treat your frizzled locks.
Talking about street style but ignoring the hair is like throwing away a cupcake before you get to the frosting. It's just a waste! Great hair is one of the things that makes fashion week street style so fabulous. While we're covering up our static-y tresses with a trusty ol' beanie, these gals are flaunting their flawless manes like it's the middle of a humidity-free summer. So let's take a moment now to appreciate some of the most amazing manes we had the pleasure of sharing the street with this fashion month.
Whether your idea of “extreme” winter weather is a chilly 53 degrees in Los Angeles or a blistering 14 degrees in New York, the cold air, wind, and dry indoor heat can make moisture disappear from your hair faster than Grace Coddington can say, “I love cats.” And less moisture in your hair means less of a lot of other things, including shine, smooth ends, and softness. If you're also a heat styling junkie, your poor parched locks will definitely need some love this season. To help you fight the battle against dry hair, L’Oreal Paris created the Power Moisture line, the first clinically tested hair treatment line that's formulated with hyaluronic acid, that magical moisture ingredient that's found in many skin care products.
New York fashion week is behind us, and its given us some amazing hair inspiration. We pulled out three trends in particular that are not only cute, but completely wearable in real life. Click through to check them out.
You may have heard that red is one of the hottest hair colors for 2013. But it’s not easy to maintain--as a matter of fact, it's one of the hardest hair colors to preserve. And the reason has to do with molecules: We’re not going to get all Bill Nye the Science Guy on you, but in layman’s terms, the red hair color molecule is larger and heavier than any other color, making it harder to effectively penetrate a hair shaft (and thus, dye your hair). The secret to keeping yourself in the red, brown, blonde, rainbow, or any other hair color this season is to arm yourself with the proper tools, like L’Oreal Paris’s Color Vibrancy line.
Fashion shows have many purposes--allowing designers to get their wares out there, giving street style stars a reason to walk around Lincoln Center, and shaping beauty trends. Sometimes we are actually so mesmerized by the beauty looks that we forget to look at the clothes. The recent runways--spring, couture, and now fall--have provided us with a ton of inspiration, particularly in the fantasy hair style department. They're so..dare we say...romantic! (We know, we know.)
Fashion month is officially here! While we obviously look forward to the clothes on the runway, checking out our favorite fashion industry characters is just as entertaining. We love to analyze who's wearing what and who's sitting next to whom. The best way to spot some of the industry's heaviest hitters? Follow their hair.
You cleanse, exfoliate, use makeup remover, wash, apply serum, moisturizer, masks, and eye cream to your face. That is, if you’re doing it "correctly." But for your hair? Most of us are lucky if we use shampoo and conditioner, with an occasional styling product. In response to the white space in the market for full hair care systems with specifically targeted hair solutions, L’Oreal Paris came up with Advanced Haircare. Eight patents and test results from 5,000 women later, they created five Advanced Haircare lines, each with effective and transforming treatments, for the most common hair issues.