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Now that I so close to taking my vacation I am embedding myself in full holiday beauty prep mode. One thing I always forget about before and during a holiday is my hair. I want it to look good and stay healthy no matter what it goes through. Air travel, sun, sand and pools … how do I keep it in top shape without it eating into my holiday fun?

I asked Alan Buki, Co-Founder of Original & Mineral, Owner of Original A and Co-Founder of O&M.nyc to tell me what I need to do.  Continue Reading

Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Donation 12

I can feel summer is so close that I can almost touch it. It is exciting but we have had a particularly warm Spring so far and I feel like we are in for some extreme heat over the next few months. It is at this time of year I get an itch to cut off all my locks. A dramatic change that will be less work during the hot, sweaty days. Perhaps it was just my recent experience with a fabulous short style that has me itching. However, I have learnt my lesson from years gone past that there are some things to consider before getting a massive style change.

If you are in the same boat as me, and thinking about a style change, you may want to get some expert advice. I chatted with Alan Buki, Co-Founder of Original & Mineral, Owner of Original A and Co-Founder of O&M.nyc to get the tips we need to know.  Continue Reading

Original Mineral nyc Salon Front Doors

Finding a hairdresser to entrust with your hair can be stressful and scary. Well, it is for me. I have never had “my own” hairdresser. I have always jumped between places and I didn’t even have a method to choosing where I would go. I would end up going somewhere that is nearby to home or work, or I would pick a place based on how it looked, or I would just go somewhere that stocked products I liked. I could count on one hand the number of hairdressers I have actually returned to more than once, and that frustrates me some what. As I get older I want to find someone that knows my hair and that I can just sit down and trust they will do what looks best.

My recent hair makeover at Original A Salon has me thinking that this could potentially be that place. However, I am a commitment phobe so I thought I would ask Alan Buki, owner of Original A Salon, what I should be looking for when choosing a hairdresser. I hope his expert tips help you too.  Continue Reading

Underlights Before After Hairstyle

The last time I had anything done to my hair was when I chopped it all off for Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths 2012. I had the honour of the fabulous Barney Martin doing the cut, but with such a huge amount being chopped off I wasn’t in the mood for anything else at the time. Cut to me 12 months later and I was practically bursting for a new hair-do. I felt bored and tired of my natural hair colour, and the cut Barney did had well grown out (and no, I didn’t have a trim since, eeep!).

When I heard that the fabulous Original & Mineral founders had just revamped their salon I thought it would be the perfect time to take a visit. I was first introduced to the O&M products at Cosmoprof in 2011 and had used them at home since, but I had never seen them in a salon environment. Seeing as though the products were actually created for salon use I thought it was time to see how they performed under pressure …. and hey, I needed a new hairdo after all. I was happy to see anyone from the salon but I was extremely lucky to find the head honchos had some time to do my hair.

Colour

Up first was the colouring and I was delighted that Wayne Lewis, Colour Director at Original A salon and Technical Director for Original & Mineral, would give me the hottest colour trick of the moment – Underlights!. What the hell is that? Don’t worry, that was my response too. Let me explain …  Continue Reading