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American Idol Styles Hair

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American Idol Styles Hair For You!!

“American Idol Styles Hair”I must admit, American Idol 2009 has flown by and I’ve missed more episodes than I’ve seen . . . and I now see, American Idol styles hair for us! Wow, I guess it goes to show how much they believe viewers are interested in American Idol hairstyles!

Well that’s nice, they bring us their hairdresser, Raissa Patton, and she shows us how she creates coifs for some American Idol contestants as well as their fans. Obviously, it was, Garnier Fructis Style product line, who won the bid to be the product line of choice when American Idol styles hair!  But, someone had to win and that being said, looks like Garnier does the job well! I’ve never tried their products but these contestants certainly have put these products through the test . . . hot lights, dancing and enough stress to make anyone’s hair go weak or fall out!

So if you’re interested in the “how-to’s of creating some of these American Idol hairstyles, Raissa does a great job of showing what hair care products are needed and what tools she used. Check out her recreation of this fan from her natural wavy/curly hair type into a rock star straight look!

American Idol Styles Hair – Iconic Hairstyles Rock

One of the most frustrating mistakes I’ve observed people making when it comes to styling their hair, is the wrong use of hair care product . . . or worse yet, no use of product at all! This usually stems from the person having used too much product in the past, and now believes they are better off to use no product at all. Does that sound familiar??  AAARRRG!! (If you only knew how much we hairdressers depend on our products to create great hairstyles!)

Anyways, thanks American Idol for a great show! Obviously the ‘bar has been raised’ this year and we’ve seen the added fun of American Idol styles hair!!


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Best Hair Care Products

Best Hair Care Products Article

Hairdressers Vote Best Hair Care Products 2009!

I get so excited this time of year to hear what thousands of professional hairdressers have voted as their “favorites” or their choices as the “best hair care products of 2009.” Thanks to BTC,, we have this most coveted list of hairdressers favorite hair care products as voted for in the 9th annual “hairdresser Choice Awards!”

“Best Hair Care Products”Why is this list so valuable you ask??  How many times have you stood in front of the beauty counter, like deer eyes in headlights, trying to choose between the dizzying choices of hair care products out there? The BTC works for months tallying votes from literally thousands of professionals in the industry to come up with this list of best hair care products from those who use them most!!

I spoke with Angie Manson, from BTC today and she confirmed that they have a membership of over 43,000 professionals and that the voting is open ended . . . there is no list they vote from.

This year the winners of the 9th annual “hairdresser Choice Awards” will be announced on June 7th, in Orlando during one of the biggest hairdressers events of the year. BTC,, in conjunction with, Premier Orlando-The Premiere International Beauty event, put on one of the biggest shows of the year with over 45,000 hair styling industry types. Hair care professionals are able to learn from the industry’s top leading icons. This years educators include, Robert Cromeans & Angus Mitchell of John Paul Mitchell Systems, Hollywood A-list colorist, Kim Vo, and “What Not to Wear” favorite, Nick Arrojo  just to name a few.

Here is a list of the top five finalists in limited categories. A list of the winners will be following once announced, but this too, is a valuable list to print and file away for your future reference. If you missed last years favorite hair care products . . . here are last years winners.

Favorite Shampoo
Joico Moisture Recovery Shampoo
Name Your Link
Redken All Soft Shampoo
Redken Color Extend Shampoo
Sebastian Drench Shampoo

Favorite Conditioner
Goldwell colorglow[IQ] Deep Reflects Conditioner
Joico Moisture Recovery Conditioner
PureOlogy HydrateCondition
Redken All Soft Conditioner
Redken Color Extend Conditioner

Favorite New Shampoo/Conditioner
Goldwell dualsenses
Joico re:nu Softness & Manageability
Redken Real Control
Sebastian Drench Shampoo & Conditioner
TIGI Rockaholic Livin’ the Dream Shampoo & Conditioner

Favorite Prestige Shampoo/Conditioner
Alterna Caviar
Aquage SeaExtend Silkening
PureOlogy Hydrate
TIGI S-factor

Favorite Deep or Restorative Conditioner
Aveda Damage Remedy
Joico K-PAK Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor
PureOlogy NanoWorks Restorative Hair Treatment
Redken Chemistry System
TIGI S-factor Serious Conditioner

Favorite Styling Hair Care Product
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Redken Guts
Redken Rough Paste
Sebastian Whipped Crème
TIGI Bed Head Manipulator

Favorite New Styling Product
Joico Design Collection Texture Spray
KMS California hairplay Makeover Spray
Redken Blown Away
Sebastian Trilliant
TIGI Rockaholic Dirty Secret

Favorite Prestige Styling Product
Bumble & bumble Thickening Spray
Goldwell Inner Effect Root Lift Spray
Moroccanoil Oil Treatment
PureOlogy NanoWorks Shine Luxe
TIGI S-factor Dream Drops

Favorite Straightening Product (non chemical)
Aquage Straightening Ultragel
KMS California flatout
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny
PureOlogy SuperStraight Relaxing Serum
Redken Align

Favorite Hairspray
Kenra Volume Spray 25
Redken Quick Dry
Sebastian Re-Shaper
Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play
TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece

Favorite Color Protecting Product
Goldwell colorglow[IQ]
Joico Color Endure
PureOlogy Hydrate
Redken Color Extend
Wella Color Preserve

Favorite Men’s Product Line
American Crew
Aveda Men
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree
Redken for Men
TIGI Bed Head B for Men

Favorite Fine or Thinning Hair Care Product
Bumble & bumble Density Therapy
Goldwell Inner Effect Regulate Hair Active Spray
Joico re:nu
Nioxin Scalp Therapy
Redken Body Full

Favorite Multicultural Company
Farouk Systems
Paul Mitchell

Favorite Professional Makeup Line
Favorite Professional Makeup Line
Sebastian Trucco
TIGI Bed Head Make-Up

Favorite Volumizing Product
Joico Body Luxe Root Lift
Matrix Amplify Root Lifter
Redken Guts 10
Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Root Pump
TIGI Bed Head Superstar

Favorite Product You Can’t Live Without
Farouk Systems BioSilk Silk Therapy
Kenra Volume Spray 25
Morrocanoil Oil Treatment
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
Sebastian Whipped Crème

Favorite hair dryer
BaByliss Pro
Farouk Systems CHI Turbo
FHI Heat
Paul Mitchell Ion Dry

Favorite Flat Iron
BaByliss Pro
Farouk Systems CHI Ceramic
FHI Heat
ghd Styling Iron
Paul Mitchell Smoothing Iron

Favorite Hair Extension Company
Great Lengths
Hair U Wear–hairdo®
So.Cap.USA Hair Extensions

Favorite Small Company
Keratin Complex
Kevin Murphy


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Shiny Hair Secrets


Let Me Share Secrets to Shiny Hair with You!

Shiny hair can easily be attained when you take great care of your tresses and use hair shine enhancing products. I’m going to share all my shiny hair secrets with you so that you can have beautiful, glossy strands all the time.

Shiny Hair Secret #1

Wash your hair less often. If you are a compulsive hair washer (by compulsive, I mean daily), then stop now to regain shiny hair strands. Washing your hair too often robs your hair of its natural oils, which can then lead to dull, dry strands. If you can, I suggest washing every third day, but if that’s just too long for you to go, then try every other day instead. In between washings, you can use a dry shampoo to soak up excess oils and product. The one I like to use is Klorane Extra Gentle Dry Shampoo, with Oat Extract. It’s great because it helps soak up the greasies, leaving my hair soft and full.

Shiny Hair Secret #2

After you have shampooed and conditioned your hair, be sure to rinse out your conditioner with cold water. Cold water helps to seal down the cuticle, giving you smooth and shiny hair. As an added shiny hair bonus, use a deep conditioner once per week in lieu of your everyday conditioner. This will help your hair stay moisturized and, of course, shiny.

Shiny Hair Secret #3

The key to shiny hair during the styling process is all in the blow dry. Be sure to point the nozzle of your hair dryer straight down the hair shaft, which will smooth down the cuticle, giving it a more shiny appearance. Then, after styling each section, blast it with cool air (via your cool shot button on your hair dryer) for about 30 seconds. This will do the same thing that rinsing your hair with cold water does.

Shiny Hair
Shiny Hair Care Productt

Shiny Hair Secret #4

Add shine to your hair with key shiny hair products. The products I’m talking about include shine sprays, serums and glossing products. If you have frizzy, dry hair that lacks luster, you MUST try, BioSilk, Silk Therapy by Farouk. This product has won countless awards and is highly regarded in the beauty industry. It can be used before or after blow drying, or both. As an added bonus, Silk Therapy, protects against UV damage, pollution and dryness. Just a few drops of this shine serum added to your hair will help infuse your hair with shine . . . and it smells great too! Just read what users have to say about it here.

A hair shine spray is a great option for those of you with fine hair. It’s lighter going onto the hair than a serum, which may weigh down your fine hair. I suggest Tigi’s BedHead, Headrush because the mist is fine and lightweight, leaving you with soft, shiny hair.

Now that I’ve shared all my shiny hair secrets with you, you’ll have gleaming, radiant strands from now on, right? Check back often and I’ll share more of my hairdresser secrets to better hair!


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