Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Beauty, Hair

Summer hair needs to be as effortless as your style.

Hairstyles that add a youthful and fresh look to summer beauty include a tousled lob (long bob), a relaxed up-do, a chic ponytail, the ‘one-shoulder’ style or the ultimate summer hairdo, textured beachy-waves.

With a few well chosen products to suit your style, type, colour and condition, you can achieve easy-care and beautiful hair during the holiday season.  These iconic hair products that deliver time and time again, however, make your choice based on what is right for you.

 

Stylist Tip:  Make Velcro rollers your hair BFF – use them daily to add body and bounce.

Beauty info, clockwise left to right:  MoroccanOil Treatment; Kérastase Bain Volumifique; Batiste Dry Shampoo; Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine; Bumble & Bumble Styling Lotion; L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray; Wella SP Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir; Kérastase Masquintense Fine Treatment; Velcro Rollers; O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray.

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Beauty, Hair

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Fine or thin hair is one of the most common beauty issues for women, especially after menopause due to hormonal changes. 

Hair that’s full of bounce and life is the ultimate youth enhancer and fortunately there are a range of beauty products from shampoos to thickening sprays to add body and volume to hair.

From shampoo to boosting serums, turn up the volume on hair and add these products to your daily routine.

VOLUMISING SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

For the best body boosting results, prep hair with a good volumising shampoo and conditioner.

VOLUMISING MOUSSE

For an instant lift without a tacky finish, try a volumising mousse. Mousses are more lightweight than sprays and come in varying levels of hold. For best results, work mousse throughout hair as opposed to just adding to the roots.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse, $15.95, Priceline

 

THICKENING SPRAY

For ultimate volume, use a thickening spray before hot tools to style your hair.

Tigi Bedhead Superstar Queen For A Day, $33.95, Price Attack

HAIR MASK

This overnight treatment works while you get your beauty rest. Used weekly this mask will make hair more manageable and boost hydratation.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Protector, $42, Mecca

BOOSTING SERUMS

Boosting serums are thicken hair by expanding it from roots to ends. Hair serums will help locks to look healthy and shiny as well as calming down the frizz factor and repairing any breakages.

Aveda Thickening Tonic, $39, Aveda

 

[Main Image Credit: Willie Christie]

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Beauty, Hair, Make Up

Darkly dramatic, sleek and glossy or tousled and sexy – there was an array of beauty looks at this year’s Oscars.

Beauty note: Jennifer Garner rocked with her bombshell waves and blue-adorned eyes. Ben who?

 

Short, long or medium, sexy waves were a huge hit at the Oscars.

 

I love the differing beauty looks from these #ageless actresses. 


Hair embellishments rocked the red carpet. Loving Lupita Nyong O’s bold blue eyeshadow.

 

Up-dos of all kinds dominated the red carpet.

 

From elegant to sleek, the classic lob dominated.

 

Who said you can’t have fabulous long hair over 40 – and 50. 

 

Beauty award goes to Laura Dern whose timeless look was perfection.

 

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Beauty, Hair, Make Up

The new year is the perfect time to undertake an audit of your beauty cabinet to ensure products are up-to-date and working for you to create healthy, flawless skin – and not causing your skin irritation or harm due to expired toxic ingredients or unclean beauty tools.

These simple beauty hacks will ensure you’re polished to perfection this new year.

Beauty and Makeup Stocktake
Do an audit of your beauty cabinet and throw out any expired or old products.  Products such as foundation, moisturisers and eye cream have a use-by date. Throw out anything over 12 months old and replace with new.

Re-Brand
Skincare products are constantly improving and the new year is a good time to re-assess your skincare and makeup brands. What worked for you 2, 5, 10 years ago is almost certainly not right for you now.

Clean Your Brushes
Unwashed makeup brushes can stimulate harmful bacteria and cause skin problems.  Rinse your brushes in warm water and a gentle shampoo or cleanser and pat dry.  (I leave mine to air-dry on a towel).

Get a Facial – ASAP!
Sun exposure and heavy-duty sunscreens can wreak havoc on skin over the summer holidays.  Book yourself in for a facial asap and maintain regular treatments (every 6 to 8 weeks) for optimum health and vitality.

Hair Care
Build up of shampoo, conditioners and styling products takes a toll on your hair which can lead to dandruff and other scalp conditions. Change your shampoo brand and also treat dry, sun-damaged hair to a conditioning treatment and repeat every 4 to 6 weeks.

Brow Power
Well-shaped and groomed brows are vital to balance and frame a woman’s face and to counteract the appearance of ageing. Book a brow shaping treatment with your favourite brow artist now to tidy and reshape your brows.

Clean Your Phone
I dare you to google what bacteria and germs are on living on your phone right now. Regular cleaning of your phone is vital for your skin’s sake.

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Beauty, Hair

It’s a common misconception amongst women over 40 that once you hit middle age your hair has to be middle-aged too.

Not so, a flattering and modern hairstyle can take years off your appearance.

If you haven’t changed your hairstyle in a while, it may be time to swap your ageing hairstyle for a modern and ageless do.

Long Hair

Short Hair

Flattering Updos

Shoulder Length

Curly

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Beauty, Hair

Until recently, a media-imposed beauty myth was that post-40, 50 and 60 and beyond, the preferred longer hairstyle for women is a straight bob falling somewhere below the chin and neck.

Firstly, let me say that I love the bob – it’s classy, classic, chic and elegant.  But now that we are #ageless (rather than ageing), it’s time to opt for a fresh and modern approach to a bob – the lob.

I love the lob on all women because the loose waves create a soft and youthful appearance and yet it’s still chic and elegant.

The beauty about the lob (and bob) is that it suits all ages and face shapes.  Ask your hairdresser for advice on styles that work best for you, but here are some general guidelines (for more on how to style your lob at home, see beauty information below):

Heart-Shaped Face
Your forehead is wider than your cheeks and chin.  A lob that is all one length will soften strong jaw lines.

 Oval Shaped Faces
You have a long and narrow face shape.  Lucky you can carry off all lengths and styles from short to long, layered and fringing.

Round Shaped Faces

Your face is evenly wide, with the widest part at your cheekbones. Shoulder-grazing or longer lobs will elongate a round face (shorter lobs will add more ‘width’ to a rounder face).

 Square Shaped Faces

A square face shape is equal in length and width and a defined jawline that creates a box shape.  Most lob styles will work for you except for a blunt cut.  Soft layers around your face will soften strong features.

 

Beauty Info:

For busy women on the go, try a conical curling wand (or tong) which will give soft to beachy waves in no time.  It takes a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it you won’t be able to live without it.  There are various models on the market, personally I use the Bayliss Pro Conical Curling Tong which I purchased at Price Attack for $69.95.

 

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