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

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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

Source: Getty

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.

All Images- Imaxtree.com

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

WEDDING HAIR

Doing your hair for your wedding can be complicated. You never want your hairstyle to upstage your jewelry, dress or makeup. All of these features should compliment each other. From long luscious locks to a naturalista your do is like the cherry on the top of the sundae. So you must get it right. You can wear hair accessories, a veal or just a plain up do. What ever you do own it!

A head band or a simple flower is great way to express yourself, especially if your dress is simple.

Just because you are wearing a veil does not mean you cant accessorize. Just keep it simple.

The locks just gave this head piece a new look.

For my twist out ladies!

For my ladies with long natural curls it is really easy to just throw some shiny accessories or flowers in there.

You can never go wrong with a classic up do.

Braids are in this season. Be a fashionista for your wedding day!

Some of WBM’s favorite accessory companies:

http://www.pronovias.us/bridal-accessories

http://www.oscardelarenta.com/bridal/collections/

6 Tips For The Natural Hair Bride

Sonia Curly Coiled

Curly, Coiled, & Confused?:
6 tips for the Natural Hair Bride

by Sonia Castleberry

Listen up Curly Brides! If you want your hair to look amazing on your wedding day, maintenance and preparation is key!  Here are 6 vital steps that you should follow to make sure your hair is looking it’s absolute best for your Big Day!

1. Have a bridal hair consultation at least 3 months in advance with your chosen hair stylist. During this time try out several different styles and choose the one that best fits you and your personality. Take into consideration, your style of dress, facial structure, and climate.

2. Schedule a hair trim appointment 3 weeks prior to the date. This will help to minimize breakage by ensuring that your hair is free of split ends.

3. Limit your heat usage! Excessive heat use can lead to heat damage over time, which can permanently damage your natural curl pattern. If you must use heat always make sure you are applying a heat protectant first.  TRESemme’ Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray guards against heat and friction to keep your hair shiny and incredibly soft.

4. Began a deep conditioning treatment regimen ASAP! Once a week you should apply an all natural conditioner to your hair and allow it sit for 15 min. This process helps to rejuvenate your hair from the weather elements and manipulation.  TRESemme’ Naturals Nourishing Conditioner is lightweight silicone free, and uses natural ingredients to hydrate your hair.

5. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and using water based products! This will keep your hair well hydrated and moisturized.

6. Protect your curls at night by wearing a silk or satin bonnet. If you aren’t the bonnet type opt out and purchase a silk or satin pillowcase.

Source: Hair: Adunni Easton  Photography: Michael Clark

 

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

World Bride Magazine in London

World Bride Magazine are launching into Europe and its all exciting as we approach the amazing event taking place at The May Fair Hotel in May Fair London on Saturday 12th December starting at 5pm.

World Bride Magazine’s event is hosted by Betsie Dsane Britain’s Super Model featured in the latest Project Catwalk and H & M by Madonna – Check out Look Book Factory

We have some amazing designers who are flying in from around the world to be part of show. Yes the designers will be at the event to meet with you whilst their designs are showcasted.

  • Jane Wilson Marquis from New York, comes home to London as she has made some fantastic designs especially for this event.
  • Isabel Zapardiez from Spain, wow what can i say she is awesome and the designs speak for themselves.
  • Jasper Garvida from Project Catwalk is extremely talented and the designs will be showcasted for the modern and quirky brides.

Plus we have some great sponsors such as :

Mizani L’oreal, John Lewis Gifting, Kim Rix (Wedding Planner), m2m damorejon nail collection, Celebrity Session Stylist Eugene Davis designs a Bridal Wig Collection for Shuly Wigs plus more.

 This is just to name a few of the exciting people and companies that are involved. This will be an event based on experience which should not be missed.

Win a Free Nights stay the May Fair Hotel*on the night

Win a Wedding Coordinator for your most important day by the amazing Kim Rix. Book sometime with the planner via bookings@freelancetheworkspace.com

Tickets are now on sale so book quickly as to avoid disappointment. BOOK NOW

Brides we are looking for you as we want 7 amazing brides to be featured in our next issue.

Everyone is welcome to come as this is not your traditional bridal show as we would like to meet with you all.

Look forward to seeing you there.

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