Agadir Argan Oil Loves your Hair!

AGADIR ARGAN OIL is all the rage these days, with celebs and acclaimed hairstylists proclaiming it a miracle treatment. At first glance it would appear to be yet just another hair care product adding Argan oil, however, the difference can be felt immediately! These alcohol and cruelty free products enrich hair by protecting it from environmental and heat damage! That’s just what you brides and brides-to-be need to prepare your hair for your Big Day or perhaps protect it from the sun during your honeymoon island escape.

THE INGREDIENT:

Agadir’s products are infused with 100% certified Argan oil that comes from the Argan tree, which is native to Morocco and is rich in Vitamin E, Omega-9, Omega-6, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid and other essential fatty acids said to be excellent for hydrating, repairing, conditioning hair and scalp. It is also more resistant to oxidation than other types of oil (meaning it won’t lose its nutrients as quickly once exposed). Argan oil also has a low molecular weight allowing it to instantly penetrate into the hair shaft without weighing hair down.

 

Agadir makes shampoos, conditioners, heat protectants, treatments and styling aids.

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THE VERDICT:

Upon using these products, I noticed that the hair felt moisturized as the products were being applied, during styling and after. They definitely nourish the hair and give it an overall healthy, noticeable shine. I really love the that these products are suitable for all hair types and styling methods.

Here a few facts on my favs:

OIL SPRAY TREATMENT

  • Humidity resistant
  • Protective sunscreen
  • Enriched with antioxidants
  • Dry, non-greasy, lightweight formula
  • 24-hour lasting shine
  • Good for use on wet or dry hair
  • Pleasant, fresh smell

STYLING CURLING CRÉME

  • Formulated with antioxidants & anti-frizz agents
  • Blocks humidity
  • Crunch free curls
  • Weightless curl control
  • Moisturizing

MOISTURE MASQUE

  • Deep conditioning treatment
  • Sulfate free
  • Keratin protein & Vitamin E infused
  • Decreases frizz

 

Agadir Argan Oil Products are available at selected salons nationwide and at http://www.agadirint.com

 

Sonia Castleberry: Beauty Editor | Hairstylist

http://www.bridesbysoniacastleberry.com http://www.soniacastleberry.com

Red Carpet Hair: Get Inspired by This Years Met Ball Looks

If you are a bride-to-be who’s looking to step outside of the box with your wedding looks, look no further! Who ever said it wasn’t ok to push the limits was wrong! That would be exactly what the stars at this years Met Gala Ball did. When it comes to hair we saw everything from Beyonce’s sleek low bun and birdcage veil to Sarah Jessica Parkers twisted bouffant. They all brought their “A” Game and I loved them all but I could only pick a few. Good luck choosing your most favorite look of the night, it will be tough!

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BEYONCE’: slick back low bun with birdcage veil

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JOAN SMALLS: side swept braid

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BLAKE LIVELY: vintage glamour waves

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NICOLE RICHIE: wavy updo with purple hues

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SARAH JESSICA PARKER: twisted bouffant

Rihanna

RIHANNA: messy updo

Selena-Gomez

SELENA GOMEZ: classic updo

Taylor-Swift

TAYLOR SWIFT: “old hollywood” tousled curls

Reese-Witherspoon

REESE WITHERSPOON: faux bob

 

Image source: Getty

Sonia Castleberry: Beauty Editor | Hairstylist

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Blonde Bobshell: Eve’s Most Memorable Looks

evesoniabannerWho’s that girl? Eve’s that girl! She never fails us with her bold hairstyles. Whether she’s wearing long tresses with spicy highlights topped off with a blunt fringe or turning heads with her flamboyant blonde bob, Eve’s hairstyles are as versatile as her rhymes. Eve and her blonde bob looks are definitely a winner in my book! She wears this classic style so effortlessly always giving us sassy and chic. Let’s explore how to achieve her looks!

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STRAIGHT & SLEEK:

To create a super straight finish, use a hot flat-iron to touch up any sections that require a smoother texture. Finish with a light weight oil for the ultimate shine. Apply a dime size to the palms of your hands, emulsify and lightly brush across the surface of your hair. Always remember a little product goes a long way!

FHI Heat Platform Flat Iron

Sachajuan Intensive Hair Oil

Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Treatment Oil

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TOUSLED & FREE:

The tousled effect can be achieved by using a curling iron, 1’’ or higher, wrap 1-inch sections of hair from mid-shafts to ends only (leave the roots straight). Curl random sections of hair in different directions to create a more haphazard, rough texture. Gently touse your hair with your hands to break up the curls. Complete the look by misting a light finishing hair spray.

T3 Bodywaver

L’Oréal Elnett Hair Spray

Aveda Air Control Hairspray

Fekkai Sheer Hold Hair Spray

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BODY & VOLUME:

Body and volume can be achieved with product and heat. Separate your hair into 2″ sections and spray roots with a volumizer. Blow dry with a medium to large round brush starting near the back of the head using half-inch pieces and working around to the front on either side. To create extra volume, hold brush in the hair near the scalp until the hair cools (about five seconds), then move the brush down and through to the ends of the hair for a smooth finish.

Harry Josh Pro Dryer 2000

Ibiza B4 Round Brush

Aveda Volumizing Tonic

Ojon Volume Advance Thickening Spray

 

Sonia Castleberry: Beauty Editor | Hairstylist

http://www.soniacastleberry.com | http://www.bridesbysoniacastleberry.com

Top TSA-Friendly Hair Products that will help you arrive to your honeymoon destination tress free

No matter where your honeymoon or summer plans may take you, travel can wreak havoc on your regular hair regimen. My mother always said big things come in small packages. That would definitely apply to all the portable mini hair products brands are offering to all you travel beauties out there. Even with the current carry on restrictions, you can stock up on the latest and greatest without hindering your hair routine or adding extra weight to your luggage. Check out some of my favorite travel-friendly buys below.

 COAST TO COAST CURLS Don’t worry about your luscious locks going lifeless while on vacation! Ouidad’s Love Your Curls Kit provides everything you need with the Clear & Gentle Shampoo, Balancing Rinse Conditioner, Climate Control Gel, Botanical Boost Spray Conditioner, and Deep Treatment Conditioner. they are perfect for carry  on luggage and weekend rendezvous. $37 ouidad.com

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BLOW DRY ON THE GO This kit makes packing easier than ever before, with 100% air compliant, space- savers. Whether your look is beach waves or city straight, the blowpro JetBlow KitTM has you covered with Beach Blow Texturizing Mist, Blow Up Thickening Mist, and Heat Is On Protective Daily Primer. Glam on-the-go has never been easier. $18; at blowpro.com

JetBlow Mini Kit

BIG HAIR EVERYWHERE Unbelievable volume, firm holding, fast drying and ultra shining. The Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play Volumizing Hairspray will keep you looking cool, even at your hottest. $6 ulta.com Big_SprayPlay_MINI

NO WATER NECESSARY Ditch the water and say goodbye to oil and buildup with blowpro Faux Dry. This residue free transclucent dry shampoo lifts hair, gives a just washed look, and provides manageability to re-style. $20; at blowpro.com

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DON’T FADE AWAY Protect and clean all at once while traveling in style with Oribe’s Beautiful Color Travel Set. Made specifically for color-treated hair. This kit includes 6 elegant shampoo and conditioner packets and 1 shampoo and masque for a little extra love and care. $19.50 oribe.com and Bergdorf Goodman beautiful-color-travel-set-box-large

 

Beauty Contributor and Expert: Sonia Castleberry

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To-Dye-For Locks

Whether you’re an edgy platinum blonde, a rich shade of chocolate brown, or a fiery redhead proper color and maintenance is a must leading up to your wedding day!

As a professional hairstylist with vast coloring experience I always recommend getting your hair color or any chemical process done by a professional. You should go pay your colorist a visit one to two weeks before your wedding day for application. If you’re a single-process brunette or a redhead, you should have it done the same week. The fresher the color, the better it will photograph. If you have highlights or low lights it should be done up to two weeks prior. You want to give the highlights time to settle and soften. To ensure that you maintain that just from the salon richness make sure you indulge in at-home color care! You should use a professional color safe shampoo and conditioner.

I recommend these Kérastase products (kerastase-usa.com):

Kérastase Reflection Bain Chroma Riche shampoo and Bain Chroma Riche System Aqua- Ionic Masque for Brunettes and Redheads

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Kérastase Bain Force Architecte shampoo and Ciment Anti-User conditioner for Blondes

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Here are two Pro tips to help with maintenance:

1.  Avoid excessive heat styling and an extended amount of sun exposure. 

This is very important because both sun and heat can be damaging to your hair and contribute to early fading.

2. Wash hair less frequently.

Refresh on your off days by flipping hair over and spraying dry shampoo at the roots to soak up oil.

Follow these tips to keep your hair lustrous and full of life!

 

 

Sonia Castleberry-www.soniacastleberry.com, http://www.bridesbysoniacastleberry.com

DIY: A Brides hair guide

A step by step guide with professional tips on how to perfect a beautiful wedding day hairstyle yourself.

 

CLASSIC LOW SIDE BUN

Who’s it for: Medium to long hair

What are we working with:

Hair brush

Hair elastic

Hairspray (try TRESemme Tres Two Extra Hold spray )

Bobby pins

Let’s get started:

Step 1: Brush hair down, back and to one side into a ponytail and secure with a hair elastic.

Step 2: Lightly Mist hair with hairspray.

Step 3: Wrap hair into a loosely structured or unstructured bun and add bobby pins to secure it.  Set this look with hairspray.

Pro tip: If you have shorter hair or just want a thicker looking bun add clip in hair extensions. Apply it right after step 1. and continue.

TRENDY FRENCH BRAID UPDO

Who’s it for: Shoulder length to long hair

What are we working with:

Hair elastic

Bobby pins

Hot rollers (try Conair Instant Heat Hot Rollers $30.00)

Hair spray (try Oribe Superfine Hair Spray $29.00)

Let’s get started:

Step 1: If you have straight or fine hair, set hair in hot rollers to add volume and texture. Make sure the rollers are fully cool before removing.

Step 2: Separate one equal portion of hair to the side and secure with a hair elastic.

Step 3: Begin French braiding the other side that’s loose starting from the crown of the head towards the nape area. *To do this, divide a top, middle section of hair into three sections and braid, adding hair alternately from each side of the head into the middle section as you go.

Step 4: Once braid is complete, secure the bottom of hair with a hair elastic and mist the braid with hair spray.

Step 5: Repeat Step 3 and 4 to the opposite side.

Step 6: Began to gently loosen the braid by pulling on sections.

Step 7: Take one braid and cross it over to the other braid securing it with bobby pins.  Repeat the same step with the other braid.

Pro tip: If you have naturally wavy or curly hair skip Step 1. To spruce up this do try adding fresh flowers or hair ornaments.

 

GLAMOUR WAVES 

Who’s it for: Medium to long hair

What you’ll need:

1-1.25 inch curling iron. (try T3 Single Pass Twirl 1.25 curling iron)

Hairspray (try LOreal Elnett Satin Hairspray, Strong Hold $12.99) 

Shine Serum (try LOreal Ever Style smooth & shine serum)

Paddle Brush (try Aveda wooden paddle brush $20.00)

Double prong hair clips

Tail comb

Let’s get started:

Step 1: Create an exaggerated part on your most wearable side.

Step 2: Mist each section of hair with thermal spray. Set hair with curling iron all over and secure the curl with hair clips.

Step 3: When you’re  done, remove the clips starting with the very first curl to the last.

Step 4: Apply a dime size amount of serum to the palm of your hands and emulsify. Finger comb hair to loosen the curls.

Step 5: Gently brush through the curls starting from the ends up.

Step 6: Finish with hairspray.

Pro tip: To create more volume apply a volumizing agent to wet hair, blow dry straight and then began Step 1. 

By: Sonia Castleberry

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Bridal Hair Trends for Spring 2014

Undoubtedly, the top Spring hair trends for 2014 has to be wearing romantic flowers and undone hairstyles giving you a Boho look. As seen on the catwalk, Dolce and Gabbana Zac Posen, and Anna Sui all used romantic blossoms to decorate their models on the runway. This look is also gorgeous for real brides. Try incorporating small flower heads by pinning them all over the hairstyle. One single bloom can be worn on the side of the head if trying to achieve a more conservative look.

Boho is also a hot look that’s in full effect! Rachel Zoe graced us with Old World-style braids for this years look. Braids, twists and beach wave texture are very trendy right now for brides. This style is great because it’s not overdone, and is still sexy.  If you are going with this look for your wedding, aim for natural looking curls for your tresses with earthy details like knots twists, and braids. You can also add flowers to this style or opt for gold hair accessories for a more glamorous look.

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Beauty Contributor and Expert: Sonia Castleberry http://www.bridesbysoniacastleberry.com | http://www.soniacastleberry.com