Friday, December 14, 2012

Hair Accessory Gift Ideas

  ...For the hair lover in your life. Or maybe it's you. ;)  I always find my self buying one gift for myself for every gift I buy someone. Doesn't everyone do that?

1. Head Rush Gift Basket

Find these at the salon from small baskets to large baskets. We can even customize the basket to your favorite hair products and include some of fun things like nail polish, a gift card to the salon and hair brushes.

2. Emi-Jay Hair Ties (Available at Nordstrom)

These are amazing and a great stocking stuffer idea. Not only are they colorful and fun to wear, they are made out of a soft material that prevents the dents you would normally get with an elastic ponytail holder. Bonus points: they don't snap when you tie up your hair!

3. Kerastase Gift Set

Another great basket available at Head Rush. Actually it's a box set. We have two choices to pick from, the Chroma Captive Set and the Christalliste set. The Christalliste line works great for women with long hair and the Chroma Captive line is great to protect your color. See any stylist if you have any questions on our products.

4. Head Bands

So many choices on where to get these (and some really cute ones this year). I love that anyone can rock a headband, short hair to long hair and it's great on days you want you hair out of your face. The above are from Anthropologie.

5. Jane Tran Multi Plaid Pony Box (Avalable at Dan's in Great Neck or Bergdorf Goodman)

These are like next level pony tail holders. Who knew they could be this cool?! Not only does Jane Tran have awesome ponytail holders, ALL of her hair accessories are adorable so I suggest checking out the entire website for yourself here.

Happy Hair = Happy Holidays!!


Head Rush PR Girl

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2012 Winter Makeup Trends

Sick of wearing the same makeup day in and day out? Here are some of this winter's hottest trends!  Give them a shot, why not!

Everyone feels a little pale this time of year (I know I certainly do), but it's okay to do without tons of blush and bronzer! Having pale or more natural looking skin was one of this  years hottest trends on the runways. Instead of putting bronzer all over use it as a tool for contouring, along your hairline and right beneath the cheek bones. This will keep that natural look but still define your facial features. And my  new favorite makeup secret is a product called FreshFace Glow by Fresh. (It is amazing.) I use it after my moisturizer and primer, it gives your skin a beautiful glow you don;t need anything else!

Another fun trend you might like to try is the multi-colored smokey eye. Instead of using dark colors like grey, black and navy blue try the smokey eye with brighter jewel toned colors. Of course the color of your eye is something you factor in when choosing your shadow colors but if your eyes and face can handle it, try this with a purple and gold or a brighter blue and pale orange. 

Liner is so important now as it always was.  Except this time if you want to make it stand out a bit more, go for it, because the cat eye is what's hot now! So when you're putting on your liner in the morning why not make it a little thicker towards the outer corner of your eye and kick it up! It'll make your eyes stand out and give them a little extra pop! This can not always be the easiest to do so I recommend using an eyeliner brush and gel or creme liner, Mac and Bobbi Brown both make great ones!

So we all know everyone is obsessed with vampires these days and now the new trend is to have vampire lips! Dark reds, burgundy, win
e and deep purple lips are all the craze right now! This can be a little scary for some people who never wear dark lip colors but if you want to try it find a color you like and if it feels too dark put a lighter shade of lipstick or gloss over it.  It will still give you that darkness but won't be too dramatic. Also, don't forget to line your lips! This is so important to giving them a finished look and nice shape, it also helps the lipstick stay longer.

And finally one more of this winter's hot trends and my personal favorite, bold eyebrows.  This year on the runway many designers featured models with extravagant eyebrows and by that I mean rhinestones, jewels and gold and silver flakes all over their eyebrows! As this might be a little too much for everyday wear you might want to try just filling in your eyebrows. For me personally, I have not been grooming them as much as I normally would, I am letting them grow and just cleaning them up with the tweezers.  For filling in eyebrows I always use a slanted brush and an eyeshadow or brow shadow that is a tad lighter than my real eyebrow color. Using a brush and shadow is much easier and more natural looking than using a pencil.  By doing this you are able to give your eyebrows that perfect shape that maybe you don't naturally have and I'm telling you bolder eyebrows gives you a such a nice look and makes all your features stand out even more.

Try one or try them all, but whatever you do don't be afraid to do something different with your look! And remember it's makeup so if you don't like what you did, take it off and try it again!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Holiday Boutique Kicks Off Today

Holiday mode is in full swing and this weekend we kick off the first weekend of our first ever Holiday Boutique. Every Saturday this month (except the 22nd) we'll feature an array of local vendors for you to shop while you wait to get your hair done. Multi-tasking is a wonderful thing.

This week we have our very own talented Andrea selling her hand knit headbands. There are no words to describe the detail and hard work she put in to these headbands. She even hand painted  the boxes that the headbands are packaged in! Oh and make sure to check out the matching headbands on the boxes and the headbands itself.

Lisa is here from Stella and Dot Jewelry. You know the name, gorgeous pieces. If you don't know it, check out a preview of the line by clicking  here.

Lastly this week check out Melina's Bowtique. (Love that name.)  Hello adorable!! The cutest accessories for the little cutie in your life seeling items like couture headbands, bloomers and leg warmers.  To get a preview of her products check out here Facebook page here.

Happy December everyone and happy shopping!!

-Head Rush PR girl