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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

Original Mineral nyc Salon Front Doors

On 18 June 2013, Australian hair company O&M opened their doors at their very first international salon. The lucky city of choice was New York and I think their pick couldn’t have been better. You may remember me talking about O&M’s introduction to the US market way back when I met with them at Cosmoprof 2011. The interest from the market was strong and I can’t help but think the brand will be taking over the USA before we know it. O&M.nyc is their newest venture, and I am sure it won’t be their last.  Continue Reading

Love Those Lashes Paddington Boutique

Last year I discovered threading as a form of hair removal and it opened my eyes to a [painful] world of perfect eyebrows and silky smooth skin. Since I last spoke about my threading experience I have had the treatment a few more times and I tried to maintain my brows by tweezing between sessions. However, when I got sick at the end of last year all my beauty routines flew out the window and I was left a hairy mess. I tried to pluck myself into order but it was hopeless, I needed a pro and luckily some had just opened up near my favourite cafe. Love Those Lashes is a boutique lash & eyebrow salon in Paddington, Sydney (and they also have a location in Melbourne) so I went along to see what they could do with my brows.

After my first attempt with threading I learnt not to wear any makeup because I get teary and it just ends up running all over my face, so apologies for the makeup-free eyes.  Continue Reading

Suigo Rose HairSpa Shampoo Treatment

Less than a couple of months ago I shared my review of a rather unique hair salon treatment by Suigo known as the Natural Infused HairSpa. If you missed that post I do recommend jumping back to read it because today I am going to give you my review of the at-home maintenance HairSpa products. The concept behind the Rose HairSpa is to clarify and cleanse the scalp so that oxygen and the nutrients of the hair products can reach deep down into hair follicles, rebuilding weak or damaged hair.

The at-home Rose HairSpa range consists of a Gentle Shampoo, Gentle Conditioner and Energy Hair Treatment. I decided to use just the shampoo and treatment because I have very fine hair and using a conditioner as well as a treatment would be too rich. I often find treatments are versatile enough to be used in a short amount of time as conditioner or for a longer period as a hair treatment.

My salon experience was fabulous but would the at-home hair products do the treatment justice? Let’s find out. Continue Reading

Hair treatments go hi-tech with Suigo

How often do you go to the hairdresser just for a treatment? Not for a haircut or a style, just for a good dose of healthy hair therapy? If you are like me than the answer would be not at all. Occasionally I will get someone to do a treatment during a haircut appointment, but the health of my hair and scalp is never something I have been concerned with previously. For those of you who have been following this blog for a while, you may remember I started a quest earlier this year to thicken my limp, fine hair and to stop the shedding that would leave me knotted in a spiderweb of hair each time I washed it. Today I am here to tell you that I think I have found the solution to all my hair problems …. with Suigo!

Suigo (pronounced s-way-go) is a haircare and styling brand that was developed in Japan, but I had never heard of it until the Australian representative contacted me. After looking into what the rep claimed to be a revolutionary hair system, I thought it would be impossible to achieve the results they claimed. I am a realist but nevertheless I like to give new beauty inventions a try to see if the impossible could actually be possible. I will explain it further in my review but let me tell you now, I had to eat my words after experiencing it. AND I have a giveaway at the end so you can put your own hair to the test.

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Best Beauty Holiday Gifts 2017

The holidays are about showing our loved ones we appreciate them, and to treat ourselves to a little something-something too. One way to do that is by picking up some of the best beauty holiday gifts. I’ve rounded up some of my top choices for every budget.  Continue Reading

In-Home Massage Soothe App Review

Have you had a professional massage in your own home? It was a concept I thought was reserved for rich housewives and high-flying executives. To my surprise, however, massage is no longer a luxury as it’s becoming an essential part of self-care. Hunching over computers and mobile devices, less daily movement and exercise …. our bodies are suffering. Massage is one of the easiest ways to reduce pain and stress from mounting up in our body, but with busier lives comes less time for self care.

I’ve always dreamt of having a massage therapist come to me, and I’ve looked into it many times over the last few years. I tried to find a reliable and certified massage therapist who offered in-home massage and didn’t charge a crazy price but that always seemed to be just out of reach. Then, I heard that Soothe had launched in Australia. An app that turns massage into an on-demand service. Will my Soothe app review reveal an answer to my prayers? Read on to find out! Continue Reading

Priceline Cosmetics Sale 2017

A Priceline cosmetics sale is just what the doctor ordered before the Holiday season madness. This month, Priceline is giving you 50% off all cosmetics and makeup. You heard correctly, 50% off! You could buy all your holiday and christmas gifts at 50% off and use the rest of your budget to treat yourself. Read on to get my shopping tips, product recommendations and all the nitty-gritty details. Continue Reading

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