One of my favorite days every 8 weeks is when I go to my hair stylist and they give me a blow dry like no other. You'd think it was getting my split ends cut and my dark air strip bleached so I look like a natural blonde again but no. I love walking out of the salon with an extra bounce in my step to match the perfect bounce and volume I have in my professionally manicured hair. I wait as long as I can to wash it because I have such a hard time recreating the perfect blow-dry myself. I don't have the wrist power, the right brushes, nor the salon grade magic hair tools they have. Oh yes, they will be mine….and they can be yours too!
If you cruise the beauty sections in fashion magazines you may already be familiar with T3 styling tools. If you haven't, you're in for a little treat as there is a tool to suit any hair whim or frustration you would like to beat. Whether it's frizzies, unruly curls, or just finding a freakishly awesome hair dryer then T3 has it!Read More »
Keeping with the beach hair theme from yesterday's blog, (if you didn't catch it I mention a great Fekkai Wave Spray), I wanted to talk about a fantabulous new hair styling tool by T3 that is new to b-glowing. We all want Sports Illustrated, super model, hair but don't know all the tricks of the trade, nor do we have a hairstylist on call to make us look Elle Machphersen glam. Our "normal gal" plight has just been made a heck of a lot easier thanks to the SinglePass Whirl Curling Iron.Read More »
Straight, smooth hair is one of the most popular hair styles among celebrities and laywomen alike. Yet it’s not always easy to transform frizzy, curly locks into arrow-straight tresses. Below, we’ve gathered techniques for achieving the perfectly straight, healthy hair you desire.
Long before Oscar Blandi and Frederic Fekkai started selling their fabulous straightening products, many women yearned for smooth, straight hair. Today, you can still use natural techniques to achieve straight hair.
Nourishing milk straightening treatment. Milk helps straighten hair and combat frizz. Begin with a shampoo; leave hair slightly damp. Comb 1/3 cup milk through damp tresses. Once the milk has coated every hair shaft, massage the scalp for a few minutes. Next, let the milk soak in for about twenty minutes. Finally, shampoo, condition and style as you wish. If your hair is color damaged, use a restorative conditioner such as Russian Amber Imperial Conditioning Crème by Philip B.
The milk bath method works best for those with a slight wave. However, women with curly hair can still benefit from milk treatments, since milk provides hydration and definition for curls. Or you could take the modern shortcut and use Frederic Fekkai’s Ironless Silky Straight shampoo and conditioner. This will achieve even better results with far less work.Read More »
Year after year I have to admit I tune into the Victoria's Secret runway show with my thoroughly surprised husband. I appreciate nice lingerie as well as the next woman, but my interest has always been piked by the fabulous hair and makeup. Bounce, bounce, bounce….no not that…the hair!
Those girls mane's are so fabulously coiffed and I'm a sucker for gorgeous romantic waves and effortless soft curls. It always looks so easy, but the truth is creating that look all boils down to great styling tools like T3's Voluminous Hot Rollers. Coming with 8 medium sized hot rollers and using hair-healthy Tourmaline technology, you will have bouncy curls in just three minutes of wear.
The set comes in a super-cute quilted black travel bag and creates incredible body, volume and movement and shine for shoulder length hair or longer. Beauty tip: matching the appropriate roller size to the hair section is a key part of this styling technique.
So, now your hair is set to recreate your own runway look but if you also want Victoria Secret model worthy skin then start applying Rodin Olio Lusso's Luxury Face Oil! All of the models swear by this cult product of the fashion scene because it's packed with eleven essential oils that leave your skin nourished and with a luminous, light reflecting complexion.
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Every year we look forward to Allure magazine's 'Best of Beauty' awards and this year we're pleased to announce so many b-glowing products made the cut! To be amongst the 249 winners is no easy feat with only the best of the best being chosen. Think of these products below as the must haves, the gold trophies and VIP's of their category. With no further adieu here are your favorites:
Starting off the list we have Klorane's Soothing Makeup Remover Lotion. Included in the best of sensitive skin category, this gentle makeup remover can be used over the entire face to remove all traces of make-up hygienically, soothes irritated skin and decongests in just a few swipes.
Curls are key and if you don't have the right tools that bounce just isn't going to look as good. The 'Best Curling Iron' also happens to be a staff favorite, T3's Single Pass Whirl Curling Wand! With a tapered and clipless barrel, it creates loose and undone waves in seconds. Tourmaline technology and infrared energy seals the cuticle for frizz free finish and amazing shine.
It's no surprise to us that Rodin Olio Lusso's Luxury Face Oil was featured as one of the 'Top Splurges' well worth the investment. A favorite amongst the New York City fashionistas, Tinseltown celebrities and Victoria's Secret Angels, people are going crazy for this face oil packed with eleven essential oils that sink into the skin and instantly hydrate and luminate the complexion.
If you don't have volume what do you have? For some of us, this doesn't come naturally so also considered an essential splurge in Allure's Best of Beauty awards is the Sachajuan Volume Powder. This powder based spray goes on dry, gives a matte finish and beautiful volume and structure instantly. Remember to shake out any excess! We were excited to see the upcoming Clarisonic Aria in the mix as well! We're counting the days until we have this breakthrough product on our shelves!
Eighteen of our products were featured in Allure's Best of Beauty and we're so thrilled! RMS Beauty's Un-Cover Up was a 'Natural Wonder' pick and of course they can't leave out the boys with Art of Shaving's Pre Shave Oil. So many to list we're going to need to do another blog!
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What if the secret to frizz-free, healthy hair wasn't just found in hair styling products and a winning shampoo/conditioner combo but in a shower head? T3 is one of the world's leaders in hair styling tools - from their award winning T3 Single Pass Whirl Curling Wand to the Featherweight hairdryer, this brand is known for break through technologies that simplify the hairstyling process.
Their latest addition, the T3 Source Shower Head utilizes a chemical filtration process known as 'Redox' that transforms high levels of chlorine into harmless elements that are to large to be absorbed by the hair. Just like drinking water, high levels of chlorine can be contraindication and it definitely damages the appearance and health of our hair.
By incorporating this T3 water filter onto your shower head you'll notice a 64% reduction in frizz and a 28% increase in body and shine! I like those numbers.
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When a blow dryer comes out that is clinically proven to be healthier to use than actual air drying that's really saying something. This is just the case with T3 Micro's latest hair care innovations - the Featherweight 2 and Featherweight 2i hair dryers! Its competitors can typically take up to 30 minutes to get hair completely dry, whereas because of the SoftAire™ technology it drys in an average of 7 minutes while improving overall health and appearance. The T3 Featherweight 2 shows a 73% reduction in frizz and 86% increase in body!
The percentages only get better with the Featherweight Luxe 2i. Advanced T3 technology and an ion generator allow hair to dry faster than ever before while improving the five properties of healthy hair. With the Featherweight 2i you'll see an even better improvement of 79% reduction in frizz and 93% increase in body! One of the other great aspects worth mentioning is the lightweight feel of the hairdryer. There's nothing worse than standing in place blow drying your hair and having to keep switching arms!
Whether your hair has been put through the ringer or you have healthy hair that you want to continually maintain you can't go wrong with a T3 hair dryer!
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For those who are still hair drying with your old relics from high school it might be time for an upgrade. You know the ones I'm talking about. The bulky, heavy-set dryers that are probably doing more harm than good as well as take FOREVER to dry which is how you can account for your muscle defined right arm. I too, have been lugging around my ancient hairdryer for far to many years and it wasn't until experiencing the T3 Featherweight 2 did I realize how bad I had it.
Every Sunday I get to play 7 minutes in heaven. Not the kissing game but 7 minutes total to hair dry my massive, thick mane that used to take me 15-20 minutes. Not kidding. Safe to say I literally am in heaven with the T3 Featherweight 2 that emits tourmaline infused air that fights frizz, is so lightweight you barely feel it, and barely makes a peep as it dries. We make the perfect pair and I'm so glad I broke up with my old dryer. Our relationship had run it's course.
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Marie Claire's BIG BEAUTY ISSUE is out on shelves and we couldn't help but notice a few b-glowing.com faves as we flipped through the pages of the May 2013 issue. Learn more about the products that had them talkin'!
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum - Inspired by the elegance and elusivity of its namesake, Tom Ford Black Orchid is a sensual and luxurious fragrance of blended notes that include black truffle and ylang-ylang, for an overall sultry, floral and woodsy scent.
Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Cream - This olive oil-infused shine booster creates soft and shiny hair that lasts all day. Great for all hair types, this is the perfect product to create the sleek hair that is trending for spring/summer.
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk - A must-have for every bathroom shelf, this dry shampoo not only freshens limp hair, but also brings volume and texture to your 'do. Keep one bottle at home and one at work for convenient primping.
Mixed Chicks Shampoo - Perfect for curly-haired gals everywhere, this lightweight, non-sticky formula leaves ringlets inviting to the touch - locking moisture into every strand.
Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner - Define curls and eliminate frizz, while restoring your hair health. This product is perfect for repairing all hair types, and is not exclusive to curly-haired lasses.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray - This vitamin E-infused spray strengthens and protects hair, while absorbing excess oil and boosting volume for your day-old hair. The invisible formula is perfect for all hair colors, and you'll love the fresh, clean lemon verbena scent.
T3 Featherweight 2 Dryer - Clinically proven to dry hair 80% faster than the competition, this innovative hair dryer from T3 promises not only reduced drying time, but also an increase in shine, body, and style retention. We love how this styling tool cuts our 'get ready' time in half, while reducing frizz and locking in moisture.
bliss FatGirlSlim Skin Firming Cream - Visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite while firming and toning your skin! The ultimate tool for bathing suit season, FatGirlSlim is the perfect addition to your body-bettering routine. Combine with the NEW Lean Machine product for increased results.
Supergoop! CC Cream -This new product from Supergoop! is already receiving rave reviews. Combining coverage with skincare and suncare, this all-in-one product acts as a primer, foundation, anti-aging treatment, and SPF. Perfect for the girl on the go!Read More »
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The b-glowing office is bustling with excitement over the latest and greatest hair tool release from T3. The BODYWAVER HAS ARRIVED!
Using brand new SinglePass Radial Technology, the T3 BodyWaver provides completely consistent heat throughout the 1.75" barrel to deliver fast, healthy results that last.
We love the BodyWaver for big bouncy curls, beautiful beachy waves, or simple polished styles. Whether you are adding texture or volume, the BodyWaver streamlines your tresses, providing you with smooth, frizz-free locks that look and feel professionally styled. This is a blowout in a box!
Styling Tip: Hotter is not always better! Curls and waves set when they cool. If you find your locks aren't maintaining their shape, turn town the temp. You can also cuddle curls in your hand while they cool to keep the lock intact, or roll and pin the section to your head while styling the remaining tresses.
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b-glowing.com brands got a lot of love last week. We get so excited when we stumble upon our favorite products in the press and pages of our beloved beauty mags. Find out what has been making headlines here!
InStyle magazine reported on one of the latest Hollywood hair trends - side parts.
T3 BodyWaver: The perfect product to add voluminous natural waves to your new side-parted 'do. This innovative hair tool features new SinglePass technology, giving you consistent heat for flawless, healthy styling. You'll love the sleek and polished looks this tool enables you to create!
This month's 'Beauty 101' segment in Allure magazine was dedicated to makeup primers.
Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20: Allure recommends using this skin-perfecting product to continue priming down your neck, chest, and even onto your hands. You'll love how this formula hydrates, tones, protects, and enhances your skin wherever applied, giving you a radiant, smooth, and more supple appearance.
Real Simple offers beauty solutions for common anti-aging woes in their 'Beauty with Brains: I feel bad about my …' article.
Dr. Brandt Time Arrest V-Zone Neck Cream: Recommended as an at-home solution for neck "wattle", this firming treatment is designed to tighten and smooth the neck and décolleté areas. Using powerful ingredients like glycolic acid, this cream reduces the appearance of sun damage, as well as other signs of aging. You'll love how silky and smooth your skin feels, too!
Check out our 'Hot Off the Press' Pinterest board to stay up-to-date on all that's buzzed about in beauty.Read More »
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Whether it's the trends rocking the runway, or the cult classics celebs are loving lately, we're letting you know what the industry is buzzing about this week in our latest Hot Off the Press post.
US Weekly reported the must-haves for fall from celebrity makeup artists in-the-know in 'Back to Cool Kits'.
Clarisonic Mia 2: This is a skincare top pick for EVERY skin type. Go beyond cleansing with this handheld device that utilizes sonic technology to gently, but deeply, cleanse your pores without irritation or harsh chemicals. Reduce dry patches, oily areas, and blemishes while improving the overall appearance of your skin.
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint: Infused with Ginseng and Ginko Biloba leaf extract, this lightweight moisturizing tint evens-out skin tone while promoting a healthy complexion. It's perfect for all skin types, and gives your face a glow you'll love.
T3 SinglePass Whirl Curling Wand: Create perfect, natural-looking waves with this clipless tool. The SinglePass technology heats your hair evenly from end to end, giving you frizz-free, radiant curls quickly and easily. We love the automatic one hour auto shut-off feature!
Tammy Fender Intensive Repair Balm: A best seller, this miracle cream is a favorite among celebrities thanks to its ability to repair damaged tissue and assist in the healing of scars. This all-in-one treatment also removes redness and discoloration, fades under eye circles, tightens your skin and stimulates new cell growth. What's doesn't it do?!
EVE LOM Cleanser: Hailed as "the best cleanser in the world" by Vogue, it's no wonder this staff favorite was also featured here. We love this gentle, yet effective, cleanser that quickly removes makeup and impurities of the day, leaving a perfectly balanced and radiant complexion. The accompanying 100% muslin cloths pair with the cleanser to improve skin circulation and exfoliate the skin at the same time.
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Each year, Allure honors the “Best of Beauty,” naming the 14 most innovative products of the year. b-glowing brands have graced the list yet again for 2013 with two products in the top 14 and two more receiving honors for hair. Read all about the products, and learn what makes them rank among the best!
Eau Thermale Avène Cleansing Foam and Mattifying Fluid: The formula is loved for its ability to cut down on oil production without leaving skin dry. Instead, it helps users achieve a matte finish. Although each can be used separately, using them together creates the best results. Both are paraben-free and leave the T-zone looking T-errific.
T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i: The original T3 Featherweight is winner of four Allure “Best of Beauty” picks. The Luxe 2i model has been optimized for speed, drying medium-textured hair in only 7 minutes (faster than the original)! The innovative tool evaporates the water on the hair fast enough that the mois
ture in the strands isn’t stolen—so your hair is never damaged. It also reduces frizz and increases both body and shine. Talk about Featherweight Champion.
“Best of Beauty” Hair honor for Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray: Help your hair before styling by protecting it against heat damage. This dry-spray uses keratin proteins to nourish hair while defending it, too. You can use before styling, to reshape, or on wet hair before blow drying.
“Best of Beauty” Hair Honor for Frederic Fekkai Luscious Curls Conditioner: Honey nectar and ginseng control frizz often associated with naturally curly hair, while leaving the hair gorgeously vivid. Its moisture boost works to define and control curls, plus detangles without adding weight.
It’s a new year, which means it’s a perfect time to try new things. Or, to adopt tried-and-true favorite from beauty experts. Yeah, we think the second one sounds like a great way to start the year, too!
For gorgeous hair, brushes, serums, shampoos, sprays, and so many others, can make a huge impact. We’ve compiled a few of our favorites that we think every beauty should have on hand to achieve the best hair…ever.
“I curl my hair everyday because my hair has no body at all when it is straight. But when I curl my hair with this wand, my hair has much more volume! The curls are nice and a bit on the looser side so it creates beach wave curls. It's my favorite!” —Nina Lee
“This tames my very long, coarse hair to salon style in no time. I love the loose waves I get from this tool; the look is polished but seems effortless.” —Erika Vedaa, Creative Director
“I also love this brush. It's a classic tool that distributes the natural oils in your hair and gives a soft finish after styling.” —Erika Vedaa
“It’s beautiful and functional. Great for blowouts as it’s made with natural boar bristles and distributes scalp oils evenly for shiny looking hair.” —Katelyn Stefani, Customer Service Director
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You don’t need to set aside a bunch of time to refresh your look, even after a strenuous workout. You can cleanse your skin, touch up your makeup, clean and style your hair, and even give your makeup staying power while working out!
The best part? Each of these picks fit easily into your gym bag, so you can pack them and leave them, creating a look that’s ready to put together on-the-go. This is the beauty routine that’s fit for the locker room.
THE WARM UP
A glass, stylish water bottle available in enough colors to match any workout attire! Each is BPA-free and encased in a silicone sleeve for easy handling. Plus, it’s leak-free and lightweight so you can focus on lifting heavier things.
Between each gym visit, keep healthy and energized powerful cocktail of amino acids and marine plant extracts, which stimulate the production of growth hormones. Skin will appear younger, plus you’ll sleep better, feel stronger, heal faster and notice significantly improved energy levels.
Don’t want to work out with a face full of makeup, but would prefer to leave on your eye shadow and mascara? With these quick and easy cloths, you can remove the makeup you want (and skin impurities) while nourishing skin.
THE COOL DOWN
Convenient cotton pads remove makeup, cleanse, tone, and hydrate skin with protective antioxidants to leave it glowing and refreshed. Created with cranberry extract, vitamins, phyto-nutrients, and essential fatty acids, the pads nourish and restore skin.
This gentle liquid body soap has been cultivated and matured over six months to moisturize and replenish skin. With vitamins and pure essential oils, it’s the perfect recovery after a tough workout.
Compact with a folding handle to pack easily, it’s fast drying to style locks post-workout. It also eliminates static for a frizz-free finish!
Available in a travel size, this award-winning dry shampoo adds volume and eliminates dirt, oil, and odors when you’re in a hurry. Corn and rice starch work within minutes, without water.
Touch up your skin and gain coverage with a sheer consistency that’ll brighten skin tone. Face red and shiny post-workout? This CC Cream is lightweight easy-to-blend, moisturizing along the way for a matter finish. Also, the re-sealable packaging makes it a perfect gym buddy.
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Looking for Oscar-worthy locks? Now you can recreate Lisa's 1940's-inspired classic Hollywood hair at home, using this step-by-step tutorial direct from T3 stylist, Linda Zirkus!
After shampooing with Sachajuan's Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, I sprayed Lisa's clean, damp hair with Sachajuan's Ocean Mist. This product is great for adding volume and texture, and creating long-lasting curls.
Next I used the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i and Vent Brush to dry her hair. I love the the Featherweight Luxe 2i because it dries hair fast and healthy, while reducing frizz and creating lots of volume and body.
After parting Lisa's hair into four sections, I sprayed it with Sachajuan's Volume Powder to give the curls I would be creating something to hold on to, and add even more volume.
Using the T3 SinglePass Whirl Wand around her face, I created soft, natural-looking, S-shaped curls, setting them with Sachajuan Medium Hair Spray. Next, I used the T3 SinglePass Twirl 1.25" Curling Iron to twist the pieces in the back, creating more traditional red carpet curls. To ensure the look would last all night, I pinned the curls to her head to set them, and sprayed her entire head with Medium Hair Spray again as the curls cooled.
After Lisa got dressed in her beautiful, deep orchid gown, I let down the curls, and gently brushed them out. Then more hair spray!
To create shine and luster, I finished the ends of the hair with Sachjuan's Intensive Hair Oil and gently swept the hair to one side. Securing the hair with pins, we topped-off the look with a beautiful gold hair comb, complementing Lisa's other accessories.
Finally, I sprayed the entire 'do with the Sachajuan Strong Hair Spray and added a few curl clips to hold the S-shaped pieces around the face in place until Lisa was ready to leave for the event.
Ready to rock this red carpet look? Shop our Hair products to find all the tools you'll need and more!
Want to know what happened after the hair? Read all about Lisa's big night at the Oscars here.
The right hair dryer can mean the difference between smooth, sleek locks and dried, damaged tresses. The more often you use a hair dryer, the more the quality of your styling tool matters. The logic follows – the better the dryer, the healthier your hair. A quality hair dryer such as those made by T3 reduces the amount of heat your hair is exposed to and saves you from constantly buying expensive conditioning treatments.
Here are some essential features to look for in a quality hair dryer from T3 or any other high-end brand:
Ionic technology. Your hair carries a natural positive charge; ions have a negative charge. When you use a hair dryer with ionic technology, the charge in your hair becomes neutral. The result is smooth hair that has less frizz.Read More »
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Sleek hair is all the rage this season, and from what we saw at Fashion Week for fall/winter, this trend is not going away. One of our favorite sleek looks, that has withstood the test of time, is a pony tail.
We love a pretty pony because it's work-appropriate, great for all textures - including fine hair - and a great way to get a second day out of your already-styled hair. Ready to rock this runway-ready revolution? Here are step-by-step instructions for this easy up-do, and the products that will get you there.
1. Prep Your Mane
You perfected your hair for work yesterday, but 24 hours later it's looking a little … sad. Use Mason Pearson's Handy Mixture Bristle & Nylon Brush to detangle and soften your locks, in preparation for your pony.
2. Tame Your Tail
Run T3's Single Pass 1" Flat Iron over your ends and address any noticeable kinks in your 'do. Don't spend too much time on this step, as the majority of your locks will be gathered and unseen. One minute tops!
3. Smooth Your Strands
Add a couple drops of . Philip B.'s Anti-Frizz Formula 57 w/ Natural Lavender & Jojoba Extract this will keep frizz at bay and help you maintain your hairs health while it holds the style.
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4. Flipping Out
Flip hair upside down, brushing repeatedly from root to tip toward the floor. Make a fist, and place it against the top of your head, this is where your pony will 'sprout' from.
5. Gather the Herd
Open your fist and begin brushing your hair into it, collecting it for the hair tie. Depending on hair length, you may have to move your fist towards the nape of your neck, in order to collect all your stands in the tie.
6. Rein It In
Using the hair tie of your choice, secure your now-collected hair. You may choose to leave the tie as-is, or you can create a more polished look by wrapping a thin segment of hair from your tail around the tie and securing it with a bobby pin towards the underside of your ponytail.
7. Polish the Pony
Now that your pony is in place, you'll want to tame baby hairs and frizz. Use Pop & Lock Crystallite Shellac by Color WOW along the hairline and sides to perfect your sleek look, enhance shine and tame fly-aways.
8. Solidify Your Style
Finish off this look with a pass of your favorite hairspray. We recommend Serge Normant Meta Luxe Hairspray to ensure hold and protect hair against damaging and dulling UV rays.
We hope you enjoy this styling 'how-to' from b-glowing.com!