Monday, March 30, 2015

It's All About the Product

1. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray: I noticed this product popping up on some of my favorite celeb's manes (Erin Andrews, Catt Sadler) so I needed to try it for myself! I am addicted to this spray, and because of the cost, I use it like it's liquid gold. It creates volume and messy, wavy hair with a couple of sprays. I opt for the travel size for its convenience and price!

2. Loreal Elnett Hair Spray:  My first year I moved to LA, I worked on a Sour Patch Kids commercial (don't ask) and the hairstylist swore by this hairspray. She said it was only sold in Europe and not in the states yet, so when I saw it in Target three years ago, I snagged a couple up. It holds your hair in place without making it feel crunchy and lifeless. My husband is now a total 'Elnett Snob' and won't use anything else. What a diva!

3. Tresemme Heat Protect Spray: This was in the gift bags at the Jenny Packham runway show two years ago in NY and I've used it every day since. Spray it on your damp hair before you blow dry and you'll notice a major difference in texture, leaving your hair smoother and less frizzy.

4. Jason Thin to Think Shampoo: For you bitches who were blessed with luxurious thick locks, then say a prayer of gratitude and stop reading. But for those of us who aren't as lucky, this is the product for you! I've tried every outrageously priced volumizing shampoo and this is my favorite thus far. It's cheap and doesn't create build up. You can find it at your local Whole Foods store. 

5. Lemon Juice: When I was watching The Bachelor and found out the hot chick, Britt, didn't shower, I wasn't disgusted...I was pissed. How does her hair still get to look that good?? I shower every day, yet still have a case of chronic greasy Seinfeld Shower Hair. When it seems like nothing else is working on the grease, I use some good old fashioned lemon juice on my roots instead of shampoo and condition only the ends. 

6: Suave Dry Shampoo: Dry shampoo is great to have on hand if you are on the go and didn't have time to do your hair. Have some in your purse and use it when you need some automatic life. Don't spend money on the expensive stuff. I like Suave. It's affordable and does the same job!

7. Freeze It Hairspray: This is a Sandy Dalton go-to. While yes, Kyle may be addicted to the fancy-shmacy stuff, this dollar store spray holds hair in place longer than anything else! I would recommend it for updo's and ponytails, and not if you want flowing locks. Because once sprayed, your shit is on lock down!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Getting Your Hair Did

1. Don't Stray from the Everyday 
If you never wear your hair up, then you probably shouldn't start on your wedding day. You may not like the way you end up looking in your wedding pictures, not because you didn't look good, but because you aren't used to seeing yourself that way. 

You should wear your hair how you feel most comfortable. And in cases such as my own, those of us with chipmunk cheeks will not get suckered into updo's that would make us look even more like Alvin. 

2. Don't Forget to Test
Hair trials are everything. Don't be afraid to be honest with your hairstylist during this process. Now is the time to address your concerns, not the day of. 

Don't forget to bring your veil or hair accessories to this appointment, they could make or break the style you chose. Also try and book your makeup trial right before this one so you get the full affect. Because when it comes to your wedding day, the less surprises the better.  

3. Don't Forget About the Sweat
Lastly, if you do opt to wear your hair down or half-up, do not forget the dance floor drowned rat factor that comes along with it as the night goes on. Make sure to have a Plan B for when things get steamy. 

Either have your hair stylist stick around for the reception (Praise Jesus, Christine George of Luxe Parlour did! We opted for the After Party Pony) or have one of your bridesmaids do a sleek ponytail or low bun. If you do choose to do this, try and find a low point in the night to step away, so you don't miss out on any of the fun! 

And if you choose to slip away from dinner a little early to get this done, be sure to bring your food. I didn't, which only added to my ability to get college-schwasted that night. It was definitely a night to remember-ish, but the next morning my body was wishing I had a few more bites of that damn chicken!