Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Hair Brush




As long as people have had hair, they have needed some way to tame tangles and most importantly, show off their personal style. Hair brushes have been around for thousands of years, but changed dramatically in the mid 20th century with the introduction of space age plastic and synthetic fibers. What started out as a very basic implement, the hair brush has morphed into a highly specialized grooming and styling tool. One example of just how the hair brush has evolved is the Spornette International Hair Brush Company. 



The Walter Sporn Beauty Company was the first to design a manufacturing process that would implant nylon bristles into a plastic hair brush handle. Up to this time hair brushes were made with wooden or bone handles with bore bristles a labor intense time consuming process. His timing could not have been better as plastics technology was coming of age and signaled the modern era of professional American beauty products.


In 1950 Walter introduced his ultra modern (5 and 7 row) plastic handle nylon bristle brush to the professional beauty supply distributors who like beauty salons of the time were still in their infancy. Drawing on his early merchandising experience he also introduced beauty salons to "retailing" with an attractive point-of-purchase retail hair brush display. As a result salon sales went from selling individual brushes to dozens—literally overnight. Over the next 20 years Walter went on to introduce the “Little Wonder” a styling brush designed for back brushing and teasing and high quality cushion based brushes all at affordable price points.
 


By the1970’s Walter’s son, Alan Sporn fresh out of college joined the company and  expanded the sales to include the over sea’s markets and soon after changed the company name to Spornette International. Like his father, Alan had an eye for all things new and foresaw the "blow dry styling" trend and designed a line of thermal styling brushes to meet the demand. 



Under Alan’s direction Spornette has created a number of 21st century styling brushes, combs and rollers that emitting negative ions (good stuff) to improve the condition of hair as well as styling. One example of Spornette’s creative innovations is the new cushion based “Loop Bristle Brush” designed to safely style hair extensions and wigs. Today Spornette International is considered the beauty industry’s standard for professional hair brushes and styling tools throughout the world.


If you’re thinking about trading in your old hair brush you’ll no doubt be confronted with a wide range of brushes and prices. While the top of the line salon styling brushes are geared toward repeated use by professionals, they can be beneficial for "personal use" as they will no doubt last longer and give you professional results. If you’re willing to pay the price the Spornette professional styling tools are well worth the investment.






Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Halle Berry / Star Hair Style




Drawing inspiration from the hair style trends of our favorite stars and celebrities has become a national pass time. One star whose many hair styles are eliminated by women around the globe is Hollywood super star Halle Berry. Like a chameleon, Halle changes her hairstyles and color often but it’s her chic sexy signature pixie style cut that has inspired women of all ages to trade in their long locks for this easy breezy liberating hairstyle.



TO GET THE LOOK:
Are you up for a liberating youthful looking short sassy hair do?
If that's the case, Halle’s two toned hair color and short spunky coif is a perfect place to start. This head turning do’ with all the right accessories is a show stopper and youthful looking to boot. If your ready to take the plunge, let’s take it one step at a time; starting with a style cut and shaping.



LET’S SHAPE IT: 
To get the look, start with contoured head hugging silhouette, feminine soft tapered neckline and "pixie" bangs for a flirty look. This fashion forward coif can be adjusted to suit most face shapes especial those with high cheek bones and slender features like
Halle. If you’re having second thoughts about cutting your hair, not to worry with a few adjustments (trims) as it grows into the shape you can easily find the ideal length and shape for your personal style. 

LET’S STYLE IT: 
Talk about easy, this sassy do almost styles itself. To
give your locks an extra boost start with a dab of styling balm, mousse or nothing at all. Just run either through damp hair and comb in place to dry au natural or give it a quick blow-dry for straight or textured effect. If your locks look a bit dry or frizz after, a dab of styling cream or spray pomade will tame it. For a dressy effect a few twists with a curling iron or quick press with a flat iron and you’ve got the look.



NOW, LET'S STRAIGHTEN IT:
If you have curly, wavy frizzy hair like Halle Berry then chances are you sometimes would like to trade it in for straight. To make hair styling quick and easy give your hair a Brazilian Blowout Treatment, “the dream relaxing treatment” for a smooth soft straight style whenever you wish and manageable, frizz-free healthy looking hair to boot. It literally gives everyone with unruly hair a straight smooth look that lasts for several months. The only drawback is that it can be addictive!  Tame your locks with a Brazilian Blowout Treatment to make styling quick and easy and your good to go.



LET’S ADD LENGTH:
If you miss your long flowing locks “hair extensions” are the perfect way to add extra length to a short style. Hair extensions are available in all length, thickness, texture and colors. Extensions are hidden easily under the top layer and may be temporarily attached with a clip or permanently glued to individual strands close to the scalp. For a natural look, extensions must match your hair color and texture. Add extra length with hair extensions when the mood or occasion calls for it.




LET'S ADD MAKEUP & ACCESSORIES:
What’s a short cropped hairstyle without makeup and accessories? As the face of Revlon, Halle’s meticulously groomed but never overdone understated glamour calls for light lips, intensely smoky eyes and sculpted cheekbones. For a spot-on look, top it off with a retro newsboy cap, chic white halter top with wrap around scarf, black distressed skinny jeans, studded high-top boots, gold loop earrings, two toned Rayban aviator sunglasses and don’t forget Halle’s signature fragrance. 



NOW, LET’S COLOR IT:
For a contrasting sun kissed look
Halle’s natural dark brown hair color is lighten several shades. Next, individual strands (thick and thin) are given a Golden Carmel hue with a foil weaving process. After a clear glaze seals-in the color and turns up the shine. The new growth is lightened and highlighted every six weeks. This creative hair coloring effect may cost a few extra bucks but it’s a small price to pay for a stunning color and all the attention you'll get.

Halle Berry’s liberating pixie style cut has everything you need for a time challenged life and puts you in the spot light were you belong. A Brazilian Blowout Treatment gives you the best of both worlds; a smooth soft straight style whenever you wish and manageable, frizz-free healthy looking hair to boot. The tousled contoured silhouette fits like a glove and looks amazing from all points of view. The Pixie bangs and feminine soft tapered neckline with understated makeup add a stylish look that’s irresistible to men attracted to the classy, but never overdone type. Your sun kissed two toned color defines the over all shape and pushes the style bar to the max. So be prepared for heads to turn and men to stop dead in their tracks when you pass by looking "ooh-so stylish" and your girl friends to scream OMG ..you rock girl.








 

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Lady Gaga / Shock Rocker Hair Styles


Drawing inspiration from the hair style trends of our favorite stars and celebrities has become a national past time. One star whose hairstyle is emulated by young girls around the globe is Lady Gaga, the diva of style, glitz, and glamour. Her shock-rocker coiffure’s, over the top makeup and pop music star image is irresistible to those dudes that are into the “wild thing” and quite the catch for guys attracted to the creative types.

TO GET THE LOOK: Are you ready for a totally new high impact image? If that's the case, take a fashion lesson from Lady Gaga and reinvent yourself with a totally new look. Her provocative face framing head-turning hairdo’s and platinum blonde hair color is worthy of paparazzi-like attention and lets everyone know your the a new (It Girl) in town. Lady Gaga's style isn't for the faint of heart but if you’re up for it, let’s take it one step at a time; starting with a style cut and shaping.


LET’S SHAPE IT: To get the look, start with a shoulder length bob and rounded blunt brow brushing bangs. This classic style is the ideal length for adding extra length with "hair extensions" and suits most face shapes, especially those with angular features like Lady Gaga. With a few adjustments (trims), as it grows you can find the ideal length and shape for your style.


LET’S STYLE IT: To put your style in motion start with a dab of your favorite styling mousse or spray gel for style support. Comb either through damp hair and give it a quick blow dry turning the ends up or under with your round brush. To push the style bar up a notch, a few twists with a curling iron and a dab of hair polish, and you’ve got Lady Gaga’s pop star style!


LET’S ADD LENGTH: If you’ve dreamed of having a sexy long hair style like Lady Gaga and can’t wait for it to grow out, “hair extensions” are the perfect way to add extra length to your style. Hair extensions are available in all length, thickness, texture and colors. Extensions are hidden under the top layer and may be temporarily attached with a clip or glued to individual strands close to the scalp. For a long sexy style add extra length with hair extensions and make your fantasy a reality.



LET’S ADD MAKE UP & ACCESSORIES: What’s a fashionista’ hair style without makeup and accessories? For "maximum impact" opt for full strips of false lashes (do not trim them; the more fluttery, the better) and achieve intense volume with a mascara in jet black, applied in several coats. You can also try colored or glittered lashes for maximum drama. Black liquid liner is a must and you'll want to layer it: set liquid liner with black powder eye shadow to recreate all the depth and drama Lady Gaga is know for. Top it off with a Minnie Mouse style hair bow, paired with neon green leotard, glossy PVC pants with large vantage sun glasses, Polaroid Pogo instant digital camera and your good to go.


NOW, LET’S COLOR IT: Before you try bleaching your hair like Lady Gaga's head to a wig store and try on some blunt platinum blonde wigs. Lady Gaga’s brunette hair color is lightened with powder or cream bleach followed with a platinum blonde toner. The new growth must be lightened and toned every four to six weeks. This high fashion color will cost a few "extra bucks" but is a small price to pay for a stunning color and all the attention you'll get.


Lady Gaga’s style comes with all the bells and whistles to put you in the spot light. The blunt peek-a-boo bangs with Minnie Mouse style hair bow and stunning platinum blonde hair color is worthy of paparazzi-like attention. So be prepared to stop those dudes dead in their tracks when you pass by and your girl friends to scream OMG….. You rock girl !

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hair Conditioners & Treaments

As long as people have had hair, they have needed some way to tame tangles and most importantly, show off their personal style. For centuries, natural oils, wax, honey and plant extracts of all types have been used to improve the appearance of hair but often left it with a oily greasy appearance. By the mid 20th Century hair conditioners changed dramatically with advancements in cosmetic chemistry. What started out as a very basic grooming aid, the hair conditioner has morphed into a highly specialized hair care treatment.




A conditioner basically tightens the hairs cuticle (surface layer), which in turn adds luster and allows each individual strand of hair to remain separate from others for volume (body) and manageability. Conditioners work much like a fabric softeners do for clothing. Beauty experts recommend using a hair conditioner following a shampoo as it can strengthen and improve the texture, replenish moisture, encourage healthy growth and adds body giving hair a clean, healthy and shinny appearance.


Although they have many things in common, the chemistry of a hair conditioner is an art and science making each formula unique. Modern hair conditioners have reached a pinnacle of performance and specificity in resent years. There are now countless conditioners and hair treatments some with rare all natural or even nano-sized ingredients to magically transform your hair into a thing of beauty. Hair conditioning ingredients are selected carefully in order to secure the best possible result using a combination of chemical substances, (micro-protein, silicone, fatty alcohols, polymers, quaternary ammonium compounds) and at times natural plant extracts. Hair conditioner ingredients and the amount used will vary depending on the hair type and its condition.

With a variety of hair conditioners available on the market, each promising a special benefit and at times even a combination of benefits the choose can be dounting. Conditioners are subdivided into the following categories: reconstructors, moisturizers, acidifiers, thermal protectors, detanglers and glossers. If you’re shopping around for a new hair conditioner you’ll no doubt be confronted with a wide range of choices and prices. However, if you’re looking for professional results and are willing to pay a little extra you can’t go wrong by asking your hair stylist to select the perfect conditioner for your hair. After all who knows hair better then a hair stylist?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Kalology / The Study Of Beauty

Kalology is the study of “psychological aspects of beauty”, especially with the components as they relate to appearance. The subject of aesthetics and how it relates to beauty was introduced by Plato and enlarged upon by Aristotle. Aesthetics attempts to explain the human reaction to beauty, and whether this reaction is objective or subjective; for instance, whether beauty is a universal concept, or whether environment affects a person's taste and what is considered beautiful.

Kalology is the corner stone of both Cosmetology and Dermatology and the line between both has become blurred in recent years with the introduction of Medi-Spa's. A medical spa is a hybrid between a "medical clinic and salon day spa" that operates under the supervision of medical doctor. Medical spas offer laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, photofacials, injectables like Botox, chemical peels and medical grade skin care treatments and products. Medical spas tend to have a more clinical atmosphere than salon day spas.



Leading the way in the medical approach is Kalologie a California skin care clinic founded in 2002 by Tracy Brennan a former advertising executive and model. Tracy grew interested in skin care largely as a result of skin conditions she attributed to hormonal imbalances and stress. Drawing on here advertising marketing expertise she named her skin care concept Kalologie, which just happens to rhyme with dermatology and “kallos,” the Greek word for beauty, and “ology,” meaning “to study.” Each Kalologie Skin Care Clinic is owned and operated by doctors only and staffed with highly trained skin care practitioners to formulate a plan that’s based on each individual’s skin care objectives and delivers real results.


Whether combating the signs of aging, struggling with the effects of acne, or just searching for a healthier-looking complexion, Kalologie offers its own "cosmeceutical-grade skin care products" and personalized treatment solutions to address the unique challenges of each individual’s skin. With the growing interest in non-surgical medical procedures and a youth orientated culture it’s no surprise that in a few short years, Kalologie Skincare Clinics have been rated one of the top 10 skin care clinics in America.


Not to be left out many Salon Day Spas are now including a dermatologist on staff. This truly is a trend to watch as both Cosmetology and Dermatology join hands in the study of beauty.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hair-Aerobics / Hair Exercise Program

Empirical research has shown that using pressure point “scalp massage” is a most effective way to encourage healthy hair growth. A scalp massage involves a number of specific pressure points on the head that can stimulate and invigorate the scalp while providing pleasant, relaxing sensations. The beauty of using pressure point massage is that it can be done at home when shampooing your hair. All you need is the healing power of your finger tips and these three simple steps when shampooing your hair.

To prepare the hair and scalp for shampooing, begin by brushing the hair from back to front several times with a scalp stimulator brush to remove tangles, lift dandruff and excess oil from the scalp and stimulate scalp circulation. Daily brushing can also help keep it clean and prevent styling aid buildup between shampoo’s. It’s the first step to healthy looking hair.


For a thorough cleansing of the hair and scalp, begin by applying shampoo through “WET HAIR” starting at the back of head where hair is thickest. To assure a more even coverage bring the shampoo up under the hair all around the hairline and work into leather.


To use pressure point massage, bend the head forward and place your fingers tips on the temples; press, rotate and slide your fingers through the hair as if combing it with your fingers. Move to the forehead, press, rotate and slide fingers back across the head. At the base of the neck, press, rotate and slide fingers up to the crown. Repeat each step three times and rinse thoroughly with cool water to remove all traces of shampoo. Just three steps and three minutes will assure a healthy head of hair. Add Hair-Aerobics to your fitness program and workout all the way.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hot Rollers / Instant Hairstyles


As long as people have had hair, they have needed some way to tame tangles and most importantly, show off their personal style. Styling tools used for curling hair have been around for thousands of years but changed dramatically in the mid 20th century with the introduction of electricity, space age plastic and ceramic material. What started out as a very basic implement, the hair roller has morphed into a highly specialized styling tool. One example is the new Ionic / Ceramic “self warming” Hot Rollers.



The early wire and magnet plastic rollers were used to curl wet hair but took up to a half an hour to dry under a bonnet hair dryer. The electric self warming hot rollers brought ease and convenience to hair curling and shortened the styling time dramatically. Today’s instant heat hair curlers come in a verity shapes and sizes making it possible to create loose tumbling waves, tousled curls or smooth straight styles with added bounce and volume in minutes.



There are a number of ways to vary the style with Hot Rollers and Steam Curlers. For example, for long thin hair the rollers can be placed vertically to create corkscrew curls, while extremely large rollers can be used horizontally to create a soft wave. Or used in graduated sizes (medium & small) for a more natural look, as uniform curls can look somewhat artificial. You can also change the effects by brushing or blow drying the hair immediately after taking them out. Because face framing waves and curls soften facial features and are characteristic of youth, femininity; sensuality and innocence, hot curlers are one of my favorite go to styling tools.

There are a variety of heated hair curlers (dry and steam) on the market today and leading the way is the Babyliss Professional Ionic / Ceramic Hot Rollers. This streamlined beauty comes with all the “bell’s and whistles” you’d expect in the 21st century. 30 instant heat ceramic rollers (8 jumbo, 8 large, 8 med. and 6 small) generate far infrared heat to eliminate damaging hot spots and provides maximum heat transfer. Dual ionic ports emit millions of negative ions (good stuff) to add shine and eliminate frizz. Space saving folding arm allows for vertical positioning and easy use. Simultaneously, the easy-glide ceramic surface and far-infrared heat preserves moisture inside the hair shaft for a super shine and further speed styling time. And if time is money, then this bad boy says….ca-ching!

If you’re shopping around for a new hot roller hair setter you’ll no doubt be confronted with a wide range of choices and prices. From inexpensive drug store brands made in China that cost ($20-$40) to the top of the line professional salon brands ($75 - $100+). While these are geared toward repeated use by professionals, they can be beneficial for personal use as they will no doubt last longer and give you professional results. If you’re willing to pay the price the Babyliss Professional Ionic / Ceramic Instant Hair Setter is well worth the investment.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Chanel Style

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel modernist philosophy, mens-wear-inspired fashions, and pursuit of simplicity planted the first seeds of female emancipation in the early 20th century. In 1920, Chanel took what was considered poor fabrics like “Jersey” and introduced women’s sportswear along with her signature fragrance, Chanel No. 5, the first perfume to have a designer's name attached to it. Her timing could not have been better. The Chanel style was the perfect look for the roaring 20’s flappers, a "new breed" of self-confident young women that challenged the established concept of socially acceptable behavior.
Chanel’s own lifestyle fueled her ideas of how modern women everywhere should look, act and dress. She emboded everything modern and chic with her signature bobbed hair, faux pearls and timeless style. Chanel not only invented the tailored jacket wth slacks and the LBD (little black dress), but catapulted the "color black" into the realm of being indispensably chic. As for all the flashy accessories (Bling) we see today you can thank Coco for making costume jewelry fashionable.

Nine decades later her vision for the contemporary women, the Chanel Style remains somehow modern, timelessly elegant and irrepressibly chic. The women that uttered the quote, “Fashion Passes, Style Remains” and “Simplicity is the keynote of all true Elegance,” must’ve known that her sense of style would influence women’s fashion to this very day. Today's fashion designers and hair stylists owe much of their working knowledge to the tiny French women with a stiff upper lip and extrodanary sense of style.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hydrogen Powered Hair Care

The term "pH" originates from the French term 'pouvoir hydrogen' (or Hydrogen Power) and has since been expressed as "parts of hydrogen". The symbol “pH” refers to the amount of hydrogen ions found in a substance and determines the acidity or alkalinity. As an example of the effects of (pH / Parts of Hydrogen), distilled water (H2O) which has a pH neutral (7.0) can swell the hair by as much as 20 percent.

Hair is made of: Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Sulfur. The Hydrogen bonds in the hair are responsible for approximately 35% of the strength and 50% of the hair's elasticity (some would argue up to 99.9% of the hair’s elasticity). It’s the hydrogen bonds which allow us to change the shape of the hair temporarily with the aid of water (H2O). Hair has a normal pH level of between 4.5 - 5.5 and acidic or alkaline solutions can "raise or lower" the pH level of the hair causing physical changes. It’s this amazing feature that makes hair styling possible.

High quality shampoo’s with a pH (5.5-6.5) are designed to maintain the normal elasticity while Conditioners and Treatments with a pH (3.5) contract the hair shaft, smoothing its surface and lock in moisture. Clarifying shampoos with higher pH level (6.5-7.5) swell the hair shaft and allow the surfactants to remove heavy oil, wax and styling sprays.

Styling Aids with enhanced conditioning features and a low pH level insure a smooth surface and shine. Hair Relaxers and Permanent Wave solutions are formulated with a high pH level to soften the hair and waeken the Hydrogen and Sulfur bonds to reform or remove curl. In addition, Hydrogen Peroxide with a (high pH) swells the hair to allow color penetration.
There are many elements that make up 21st century professional hair care products and “hydrogen powered” pH balanced formula’s are no doubt one of their most important features. You’ll get more miles out of your style with “hydrogen powered” salon hair care products.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

L'Oreal "Century Of Beauty"

As L’Oreal marks its centennial lets take a look at one of the beauty industry’s biggest success story. At the beginning of the 20th century Eugene Schueuler, a young French Chemist, created the first synthetic hair dye and registered it as Black and Gold. He later changed the name to L’Aureale meaning golden crown, a name inspired by a hair style fashion at the time. Shortly after the company name is changed to L’Oreal, which has its roots in the Greek word “orea” which means beauty…thus L’Oreal was born.

It’s been said that beauty is universal and that the quest for innovation is limitless. In 1909 working from his two bed room apartment Schueuler manufactures products at night, sells them to Parisian hairdressers in the morning and makes deliveries in the afternoon. Several years later he gains the much needed backing of an accountant, enabling him to advertise his products via the trade journey “La Coiffure de Paris” and by 1920 is exporting his hair colorant throughout Europe and over time to every point on the globe.


As fashions change, women begin cutting their hair short, requiring shaping and coloring products and L’Oreal responds by creating “Imedia Liquide” the first commercial liquid hair color. Seeing a hugh potential for hygiene and toiletry products L’Oreal launched “Belle Color”, the first mass market shampoo colorant and “Oreol” a cold wave lotion. By the mid 20th century hair color had become hugely popular signaling the start of a world wide hair color culture. To address the demand L’Oreal introduces Preference the first premium priced mass market hair color line and the advertising campaign “Because I’m Worth It”.

To expand its reach into every corner of the personal care market, over the next fifty years and into the 21st century L’Oreal went on to acquire leading beauty companies, Lancome, Garnier, Maybelline and several American professional hair care brands (Redken, Matrix, Kiehl’s, ARTic and PureOlogy). With 23 global brands in 2003, L’OrĂ©al announced its 19th consecutive year of double-digit growth. It has operations in over 130 countries, employing 50,000 people and operates 42 manufacturing plants throughout the world. Over the past 100 years, L’Oreal has worked diligently to meet the aspirations of different cultures around the world, which has broadened the concept of beauty and made the company what it is today. Its obsession with quality and a passion for innovation are two trademarks that continue to make L’Oreal a world class 21st century beauty company.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Amazing Magic Hair Styling Wands

As long as people have had hair, they have needed some way to tame tangles and most importantly, show off their personal style. Curling and straightening irons have been around for thousands of years but changed dramatically in the mid 20th century with the introduction of electricity, space age plastic and ceramic material. What started out as a very basic implement, the styling iron has morphed into a highly specialized styling tool. One example is the CHI Auto Digital Ceramic “curling and straightening” hair styling iron.


The early hair styling iron used to curl or straight hair was somewhat dangerous with fluctuating temperatures that made it difficult to manipulate hair without burning it. We have moved on from the metal rods heated by hot coals or heating on gas stoves. The mid 20th century electric curling iron brought ease and convenience to hair curling and shortened the styling time dramatically.


Today’s heat styling wands are equipped with easy-glide ceramic barrels and a verity of shapes and sizes making it possible to create loose tumbling waves, tousled curls or smooth straight styles with added bounce and volume. Leading the way is the CHI Auto Digital Ceramic all-in-one “curling and straightening” styling iron. Now with one styling tool you can straighten, curl, flip, and bend the hair to create a multitude of styles and styling effects with ease. You might say it’s the world’s most versatile styling iron and it’s made in America with space age technology.


This streamlined beauty comes with all the “bell’s and whistles” you’d expect in the 21st century. The ultra light slim, pro-style handle is ergonomically designed to reduce wrist strain. Tourmaline crystals inside the iron barrel send out negative ions (good stuff) to seal the hairs surface layer and control frizz. Its auto digital thermal control micro chip technology lets you control the heat to safely create unlimited styling effects with ease. Simultaneously, the easy-glide ceramic surface and far-infrared heat preserves moisture inside the hair shaft for a super shine and further speed styling time. And if time is money, then this bad boy says….ca ching!

If you’re shopping around for a new styling iron or thinking about to trade in your old fashion iron you’ll no doubt be confronted with a wide range of choices and prices. From inexpensive drug store brands made in China that cost ($25-$50) to the top of the line professional brands ($75 - $200+). While these are geared toward repeated use by professionals, they can be beneficial for personal use as they will no doubt last longer and give you professional results. If you are willing to pay the price the all-in-one CHI Auto Digital Ceramic hairstyling iron made in the USA is well worth the investment.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The World's Most Versatile Hair Brush


As long as people have had hair, they have needed some way to tame tangles and most importantly, show off their personal style. Hair brushes have been around for thousands of years, but changed dramatically in the mid 20th century with the introduction of space age plastic, synthetic fibers and blow dry styling. What started out as a very basic implement, the hair brush has morphed into a highly specialized styling tool. One example of its evolution is the three-in-one  Studio Styling Brush and comes with all the "bells and whistles" you'd expect in the 21st century




While working at my hair styling studio and motion picture sets I found the need to use several types of styling brushes to create a finished hair style. I thought why not design one hair styling brush that could do all most everything. If necessity is the mother of invention then imagination is its father. So I set out to design a "adjustable styling brush" that combined “three basic hair brushes with a built-in comb” and functioned like our hands and fingers. With technology being what it is today, I discovered a unique heat resistant flexible “rubber-like material" used in the aerospace industry that could make the design and functions required possible.



The Studio Styling Brush adjustable design combines a “paddle brush, shaping brush, straightening and volumizing brush” with a "built-in comb" for teasing and "air flow net"  to make blow-dry styling safe, quick and easy. And if styling time is money, then this bad boy says….ca ching!







As you can image it’s my favorite styling brush and comes with all the “bell’s and whistles” you’d expect of a hair styling brush in the 21st century. The ultra light slim, pro-style handle is ergonomically designed to "reduce wrist strain". Simply squeeze the adjustable handle open or closed to “lift hair for volume, pull to straighten, crimp and wave, scrunch, spike or turn hair under and over.


Its the perfect brush for blow dry styling and offers unlimited hair styling effects for both professional and home use making the Studio Styling Brush... the world’s most versatile hair brush.  To see a demonstration visit http://www.hairflex.com/


The "Hot Air Round" Hair Styling Brush

As long as people have had hair, they have needed some way to tame tangles and most importantly, show off their personal style. Hair brushes have been around for thousands of years, but changed dramatically in the mid 20th century with the introduction of space age plastic and synthetic fibers. What started out as a very basic implement, the hair brush has morphed into a highly specialized styling tool. One example is the “hot air round styling brush".


Blow dry hair styling can be a time-consuming and awkward process involving holding a hair dryer in one hand and styling brush in the other. The hot air round styling brush combines a hair dryer and round styling brush making it easy to handle and shortens the drying time without damaging the hair. The effects are the same as using a round brush and hair dryer, though not nearly as challenging. Hot air blows out from the center of the round brush barrel, drying and styling your hair at the same time. Independent heat and speed settings with 1500 watts of styling power and round brush attachments adjusts for any hair length providing endless styling options.

The hot air round brush is one of my favorite hair styling tools! The ultra light slim, pro-style handle is ergonomically designed to reduce wrist strain. This streamlined beauty comes with all the “bell’s and whistles” you’d expect in the 21st century. The Tourmaline crystals inside the dryer’s round barrel send out negative ions (good stuff) to seal the hairs surface layer and control frizz. Simultaneously, the ceramic far-infrared heat preserves moisture inside the hair shaft for a super shine. The air flow is increased by 40% while the ionic generator breaks up water molecules to further speed drying time. And if time is money, then this bad boy says….ca ching!

While the top of the line hot air styling brush is geared toward repeated use by professionals, they can be beneficial for personal use as they will no doubt last longer and give you professional results. If you're willing to pay a few extra dollars a professional hot air round styling brush is well worth the investment.