By Sandra Mariscal | 10/29/2009 - 12:06
I don’t like to straighten my hair too often because my long curls make it a chore. However, I would try anything that claims to add shine to my hair, so I just straightened my locks with Remington Shine Therapy Conditioning Iron ($50, ulta.com). The ceramic plates in this tool are infused with Avocado Oil and Vitamin E to help make your hair shinier. These conditioners are released from the plates and onto your hair with the heat of the iron.
By Sandra Mariscal | 10/28/2009 - 10:44
I take a long time shopping for hair products. This is mainly because I always read the ingredient list on the back of the bottles to find creams and conditioners without alcohol. I’ve heard alcohol can be drying to hair, and my curls definitely don’t need that. But no matter how much I try to avoid this ingredient, the products I end up finding usually have some kind of alcohol in them. Why would a conditioning product contain a drying ingredient?
By Sandra Mariscal | 10/21/2009 - 12:30
I love hair accessories—headbands with bows, faux animal-skin barrettes, colorful bobby pins—you name it and I’ve decorated my hair with it. Right now, I’m loving this By LILLA Bloom headband ($84, bylilla.com). The large suede flowers come in different shades, from rich purple to grey. Created by three Colombian pals based out of Miami, By Lilla also offers tons of other fun handmade hair pieces with braided and stud detailing.
By Sandra Mariscal | 10/14/2009 - 12:45
Chart-topping, mega-vocalist Mariah Carey has been sporting her naturally curly locks more often than usual. My curls always look the same, but Mariah has a way of changing hers up so that they look springy one day and more stretched out the next—both are beautiful, of course. At yesterday’s press conference for her new album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel in Seoul, South Korea, her wide curls looked enviably smooth. I couldn’t help but wonder what she uses to keep her locks intact—aside from constant touchups from a celebrity hairstylist, I’m sure.
By Sandra Mariscal | 10/07/2009 - 10:30
I was thirteen when I got my hair straightened for the first time. I wanted a different look for a get-together with my friends from dance class. My mom took me to her local stylist, Silvia, at a salon in Weehawken, New Jersey. She convinced us that a blowout would do the trick. She started blow-drying away as I sat there anxious and scared, not knowing what to expect. It took 40 minutes of intense heat aimed straight at my strands for Silvia to stretch out all of my tight curls. And when I finally looked in the mirror, the result was unrecognizable.
By Lee Hernandez | 10/05/2009 - 14:40
It’s common knowledge that when a girl goes through something life-altering—a breakup, the start of college, etc.—she's bound to get a drastic haircut. We now know the same can be said for a young woman still reeling from the abrupt cancellation of her TV show.
By Angelique Serrano | 10/02/2009 - 12:00
We’ve long been contemplating Jennifer Lopez’s look for the MTV Video Music Awards last month. Was her short bare-shoulder dress edgy and modern, or mishmashed and messy? One thing was for sure: We were totally digging her sleek ponytail-braid hybrid, created by her mane man Ken Paves.