Latina Hair, Latina Hairstyles, Latino Hair Tips, Advice and News
By Sandra Mariscal | 09/10/2009 - 13:38
It has to have been more than five years since I’ve replaced my blow dryer. I usually just wait until one dies to buy another. But I couldn’t resist trying the Barbar Eco 8000 Blow Dryer ($150, barbarartist.com) because it uses a ceramic device to create heat—instead of those metal coils found inside old-school dryers. It’s supposed to be more eco-friendly because it uses less energy and doesn’t give off as much radiation as traditional ones do.
By Angelique Serrano | 09/10/2009 - 09:28
We hear Cameron Diaz is busy filming her role as comic book comrade Lenore “Casey” Case in the movie adaptation of the Green Hornet. Not that we’re huge comic book loyalists here, but how cool are the visual similarities between the Cuban cutie and this cartoon rendering? Though we would have loved to see Cameron sport Casey’s signature strawberry blonde locks. Might we make a suggestion?
By Sandra Mariscal | 09/02/2009 - 14:45
Don’t let frizzy strands get you down. Sam Villa, Education Artistic Director for Redken, offers a good tip to control fly-aways on naturally curly hair. The Mexican stylist suggests, “Spray a makeup powder brush with Redken Vinyl Glam 02 Mega Shine Spray ($18, redken.com) and brush the hairline and curls [around your face] to reduce frizz and add shine.”
By Angelique Serrano | 09/02/2009 - 12:34
Usually when you get a new styling tool for your hair, like a curling iron or hair dryer, you want to crank it up to the highest, hottest setting—because if it’s not set on high, it’s not going to work, right? Wrong! Newer heat tools, like flat irons, offer adjustable settings, making it possible for users to turn up the heat to 450 degrees.
By Angelique Serrano | 08/28/2009 - 17:00
Though we at Latina strive to demonstrate in every issue, in every bit of beauty coverage we do, that all hair textures are beautiful in their natural state, periodically a story will surface to point out that we as a collective American community have a long way to go in terms of understanding and accepting this truth. This week the New York Times ran an article called, “Black Hair, Still Tangled in Politics.” It focused on the first family, specifically First Lady Michelle Obama, and her eldest 11-year-old daughter Malia; more specifically, it focused on their hair.
By Sandra Mariscal | 08/26/2009 - 11:18
It was recently pointed out to me that I have an interesting hair rotation. It all started when I was telling my colleague that I only detangle my hair in the shower with conditioner. She asked me how I get rid of knots in-between washes. Since I don’t wash my hair everyday, like most girls with curly hair (since our hair tends to be drier), I’ve developed a system: The first day after a shampoo, I wear my hair loose. The second day I either use a headband to push it back or rock a half-up, half-down style because this masks any droopy curls or frizzy strands.
By Angelique Serrano | 08/21/2009 - 12:00
Way back eighties flashback coming at you: Aqua Net, the retro aerosole spray that made your tunnel-bangs stand up straight throughout gym class is making a quiet comeback among savy makeup artist circles. It's being misted onto faces to set finished makeup and keep it from running in extreme heat or sweat-inducing activity. Models and brides-to-be will most likely be putting this tip to the test, whille the rest of us fight the urge to pop open a can of Tab and contemplate who shot Bobby on Dallas.