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Clarify the Crud!

Product build-up can be the detriment to any hairstyle. During the summer months we tend to use more product to maintain a style.  Curly, straight no matter what your forte’, if you use products to hold, maintain, combat the frizz…eventually these products hinder instead of help your coif.

When your hair becomes dull, limp and lifeless, even after your regular cleansing routine, here are a couple of tips that will help rid your locks of excess product:

Clarifying Shampoo – Buy a clarifying shampoo from your favorite beauty supply store…typically it’s a shampoo that contains acetic acid. Don’t overuse as it can be drying, at minimum once a week depending on your hair texture. We recommend Phyto a concentrated cream shampoo that includes sage which stimulates the scalp, while chamomile cleanses, conditions and soothes. St. John’s Wort calms and eucalyptus essence cleanses and tones.

Home Grown – You can clarify with ingredients straight from your kitchen cabinet. Apple cider vinegar, baking soda and thyme are all natural ingredients known for clarifying…do a Google search for recipes and instructions.

Visit your Stylist – Whether a first resort or a last resort, your stylist can always help with getting your locks back in red carpet shape. If you are in the New York City area, we recommend Ron Williams at the Phyto Universe who can also conduct a scalp analysis. For those in the Los Angeles area, celebrity stylist, Crystal Blings will clarify your hair and style your tresses to perfection.  (Tell them GoodGirlPR sent you!).

~~Angela

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Spice It Up

Cinnamon isn’t just for the top of your oatmeal.  Sprinkle a little into your wardrobe this season.  Mustard yellows, cinnamon reds, nutmeg browns, and sage greens, are all apart of the warm dusty color palate celebs have been spotted in.  This is the perfect alternative to all of the bright neon colors that have taken center stage this summer.-Chloe

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Ahoy, Matey!

Hit the seas in bold sailor stripes.  This nautical trend is a timeless look that is always in fashion.  Stripes look amazing paired with gold jewelry and denim.  Red accents also compliment the blue and white contrasting stripes very nicely.

Anchor any  reservations you may have and dive head first into this navy chic trend.  Whatever you do, don’t steer away from making a splash this summer.-Chloe

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Clowning Around

High fashion has been forcing out the “kid”‘ in all of us this season.  It’s near impossible to not find yourself revisiting your childhood when trying out pieces from some of the hottest designer’s 2010 lines.  Overalls, rompers, and big bow headbands are just a few examples of the  “circus”  inspired clothing that is becoming all the rage.  I can remember excitedly going to the circus and being entranced with all the fun colors.  Clown around with this look by being as adventurous and creative as you’ll allow yourself to be.-Chloe

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Kool Kaftans

Kaftans are a middle Eastern style that some of our top American designers have taken and modernized.  Roberto Cavalli and Gucci have embraced this look and added it to their clothing lines.

This top comes in many different patterns and materials and generally has a plunging neckline that is embellished with beads or crochet stitching.  It can either be worn at a long length like a maxi dress, or as short as a top. Either way, you can bring out your exotic side in this billowy frock.-Chloe

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Futuristic Shoes

Everyone is buzzing about Raphael Young’s shoe masterpieces, including Lady GaGa herself.  If you’re looking for a collection of shoes that’ll make you stand out from the rest, look no farther.  Each pump, boot, and wedge sports different cubes, cut-outs and futuristic shapes.  Raphael is a shoe genius and every girl deserves to indulge in a pair.-Chloe

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Pucker Up

It looks to me like Barbie has some competition.  Candy-colored kisses are in, and lately, pink has been the shade of choice taking over lips everywhere.  The next time you’re getting ready to go out, let your lips take center stage.  There are a countless number of shades of pink to choose from and experiment with.  My only advice would be to do subtle make-up on the rest of your face.  If you don’t, you could quickly find yourself going from cute to clown. Find a hue that works for you and hit the town.  Who knows, maybe your pink pout will even attract your very own Ken.-Chloe

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