A few weeks ago, I bought one of those highlighting kits from the beauty supply store to give myself a few subtle highlights. Besides the standard mixing bowl, application brush, and product, the kit also came with a "crochet" hook and frosting cap, similar to this Color Trak Tools Xtreme Highlighting Chunking Cap ($3). I've had these frosty cap highlights before from the salon with decent results, but I don't know if I'd attempt to make it a DIY project at home. Tell me: Whether professionally or at home, have you ever had highlights from the cap? If you did, were the results OK or were they completely disastrous?
A few years ago when I got regular highlights, (which slowly but surely transformed me into a blonde), I'd go every four to five weeks to keep the roots from showing. This way my hair always looked, fresh and naturally sun-kissed. It became quite a costly and time-consuming commitment, but I really loved the way it looked. Most of you told me that you get haircuts every few months, but how often do you get highlights?
Baliage is a French freestyle technique of creating natural, hand-painted highlights. In French, le balayage means "strands of color." The technique can be done in a chunky or subtle way, but the effect is generally softer since the highlights are more sparse than with a methodical aluminum foil technique. It's a great way to achieve a natural, beachy, and relaxed bright look.
Baliage is less time-consuming than getting a full head of traditional highlights. It is easier to maintain, too, since the roots will blend in with the rest of your hair as they grow in.
This FabSugar poll about buying expensive handbags got me thinking about why people spend more than they can afford to look their best. If you live in a city like New York or Los Angeles, it's common to drop anywhere from $330 - $550 on a haircut and color in one sitting.
Hot celebrity colorists like Serge Normant, Oscar Blandi, Rita Hazan, Frederic Fekkai, Sally Hershberger and Ted Gibson have sky-high prices—and yet their salons are so packed that it can take months to even get an appointment.
If you could score a session with any of these colorists, how much would you be willing to pay for haute highlights?
Seven days can go by so quickly. Yes, it was just last Sunday when the Colts beat the Bears in a veritable animal kingdom upset (a herbivore taking down an omnivore - how rare!??!!).
Here's a few highlights of the past week:
There is a new 4 minute Love Handle workout for you to try. We think you will like it so much, we made a printable version for you to take to the gym. Try it, what have you got to lose. It is Sunday and not much else is going on. Well at least not at my house.
Speaking of having a little time on your hands...why not pamper yourself with items found in your pantry with a homemade sugar scrub. If you wouldn't want to eat it, why put it on your skin?
Thin people have secrets too. Here are a few tips from the slim and healthy, according to Real Simple magazine.
Another reason to love Drew Barrymore...she can't eat whatever she wants. Can you relate?
I still want to know how you feel about the return of the unitard.
If you eat at Chipotle, you might want to know what you're in for, calorically speaking.