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New Press

August 25, 2014 — Leave a comment

Hi All,


It’s been a busy, fantastic summer (hence not blogging in a while). Although I’ve been busy soaking up some sun before the fall and winter hits, I have been fortunate to write a few hair related press articles. The first one is on It’s a “how to” step-by-step.

The second article was featured on I was asked to comment on one picture out of a serious of six regarding fall trends.

Check them out!


I wanted to share with you an amazing, new product I’ve been using this past month. It’s called “Initialiste” from Kerastase.


It’s a skin care inspired super hair serum for the hair. Initialiste enhances the four attributes of hair beauty: Strength, Shine, Softness, and Substance. It works on any hair types and will transform your hair in 7 days.

That is the official Kerastase information, and I have to say that I’ve found it to be true. I’ve used Initialiste on several clients and have been really impressed with the results in just one use. I noticed a lot of shine, fullness, and the hair just looked and felt healthier. One of my clients even reported back that her blow dry lasted longer. She has fine hair and was concerned it would make her hair greasy or weigh it down…not the case at all!

It’s very easy to apply. You apply anywhere between 2-5 (depending on hair type) droppers of Initialiste to clean, towel-dried hair. Once you apply directly to the scalp in clean, straight sections from the nape to the front hairline, massage and comb through for even distribution. You will see maximum results after continued use, but see a noticeable difference after 7 days!!

So, what’s in it?

A complex called SP94, which is a name Kerastase came up with for this technology. It is comprised of a similar essential molecule found in healthy hair fiber. It readily absorbs into the hair to help enhance hair fiber’s resilience and it reinforces hair structure and strength throughout its length.

It also has ceramides, which reduce breakage by strengthening hair fiber’s internal cement. Conditioning agents nourish and soften hair fiber & green tea extract gives antioxidant protection.

So, if you’re looking to revive your hair from the long, dry winter I would definitely recommend Initialiste!

First post of 2013! I hope everyone had a fun, and safe New Year’s Eve.

I found a great article that I wanted to share with you.

It’s a topic that comes up a lot in my chair with my clients. Everyone wants shinier, thicker hair, right? This article focuses on achieving shine and fuller, thicker hair for aging hair. I’ll give you my two cents.

I’ve had to delve into some of my client’s whole hair routine to find out why they never feel like their hair looks shiny. Most of my clients color their hair. If you are more than 50% gray and happen to be 40+ years, your hair is unpigmented and changing. The hair may become coarse and dryer than you ever remember. The latter is the segment of my clients that strive for shine.

The article says to look for products with phenyl trimethicone and dimethicone, which will give you shine. I also like a product that has those key ingredients but is also geared specifically toward color preservation without weighing hair down or making it feel greasy. I would recommend Fluide Chroma Riche by Kerastase. This fluid is lightweight, has a UV filter to protect color, has a softening effect (which is great for unpigmented/coarse hair) and gives hair a reflective quality.


The second part of the article covers thicker hair. Specifically thinning hair. Not everyone with mature hair (40+ and/or unpigmented) has thinning hair, but usually will experience a change in their hair. Usually there’s a loss of vitality or the scalp becoming dryer. A great product to combat these symptoms is Bain Substantif by Kerastase. This formula has hyaluronic acid to rebalance the scalp and is infused with collagen to plump the hair strands.


When it comes to thinning hair I’ve heard a lot about the enzyme 5 alpha reductase mentioned in the article. This enzyme creates DHT, which has a thinning effect on hair. Taurine, D-Biotine, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract and the supplement saw palmetto berries can cleanse the scalp of DHT. These things will put the brakes on hair loss, however the only thing found to successfully regrow hair is Minoxidil.

So shake up your hair regimen.

Best Hair Oil!

November 16, 2012 — 1 Comment

I found this article on and I’ve picked out the best hair oil. Big shock…it’s Kerastase Elixir Ultime. What I love about this oil is that it’s multi functional and it genuinely delivers. It also smells AMAZING! It’s a bit pricey but it’s available in a travel size if you wanted to sample it before commiting to the full size. A little goes a long way.


Read the link for more information.