Archive for October, 2007

How do the Stars Keep it Together?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

As perfectly pointed out in this article by Instyle.com, today’s stars get a little help from their friends. And isn’t it fab to know a hairstylist or two to help you keep that perfect look. Genetics aside, the Stars we admire are far more normal looking day to day that we’re led to believe.

Rachel Weisz notes:

“In real life I’m very unpolished. Dressing for the red carpet is fantasy time, but in my day-to-day life, I’m very grungy.”

Well, that’s a relief. With the cameras snapping 24/7 for the perfect shot of your mug, it’s probably a really good thing that our favorite celebrities can take comfort in the fact that their stylist friends will help them look their best. Apparently, Weisz’ hair stylist opted for extensions on Oscar night, lots of curly extensions. She now admits that she’s growing her hair out because she loved the unruly look when they were down.
The article is a great read, and you can check it out here.

Danielle Lloyd’s Hair Extensions Up in Smoke

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

23 year old model and actress (and certified nail tech) Danielle Lloyd channeled Michael Jackson on the set of her new work out video recently – apparently she was standing too close to a studio set light and her extensions caught on fire.

We wonder if it’s a case of bad karma for her insulting behavior on the UK’s Big Brother set when Lloyd made disparaging racist remarks about roommate, Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty? Lloyd is likely unaware that her hair extensions came from an Indian temple.

Apparently a grip nearby was nice enough to help her as she started to panic, saving her from serious burns to the face. A source told an Irish newspaper,

“He was a hero. Without his action she could have suffered hideous burns. She was very upset and knows she had a lucky escape.”

She’s currently in Ireland finishing up filming on her work out DVD. I guess even she needs a paycheck, especially after all her sponsors dropped her after her appearance and behavior on Big Brother.

Hair Extension Specials for October!

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Dear customers, SPECIAL ALERT!!! Donna Bella Milan has slashed its Grade B Human hair pricing down to $8.95 / pack! Grade B hair is 100% human REMY hair. Each packs contains 10 strand with each strand weighing 0.50 grams. This is a special valid only for the month of October. Thanks for your continued business! Best regards, The Donna Bella Milan Hair Team 888.HAIR.KIT www.DonnaBellaHair.com

A 5000 Year Old Fashion Trend

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Some trends come and go, but few can claim to have been popular for over 5000 years. In this case, the age old trend is a type of hair extension weave recently discovered in a tomb in Egypt. The mummy’s hair had weaved into its own hair long strands and it’s been discovered that the hair types match. This means the Egyptian fashionista must have grown her hair out, cut it, grown it out some more, then had her cut hair weaved in. Genius.

Director of Hierakonpolis (the site where the millenia old weave was discovered), Renee Freidman, noted:

“In ancient Egypt if one lived to be really old, like 70, they made you a local saint, so old age was respected no doubt for the knowledge and memory that person had (in a society where most people were dead by 35-40), but clearly looking one’s age has never been the in thing in life or death.”

So keep it up ladies! This age old tradition has never (well, maybe) been more popular than today.

Pink Hair Extensions Raise Awareness and Money

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Donna Bella Milan hair extensions will be all the rage at this month’s OktoberBreast being held on October 13th from 2-6pm in Encinitas California. The group sponsoring the event is the grassroots non profit Boobs on the Move, who work to support and raise awareness for breast cancer research and support.

Donna Bella has donated all the pink hair extensions that will be available for event go-ers to put in their do’s to show support. Keep up the good work “boobs,” we’re excited to be involved with such a noble cause.

What’s in a Hair Brush?

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Whether we accept it or not, despite the innumerable options out there for a hair extension brush, there are different types that work better for one kind of hair over another.

Beauty Launchpad’s article on brushes goes behind the scenes to try and untangle some truths out of industry experts on the necessity of a good brush and the need to pick the right kind to suite the hair type and the hair style. Here’s a bit of the article by Liz Barrett.

When was the last time you looked through a brush catalog and knew exactly which brushes to order for your store? How about when customers walk in and ask you for advice on hairbrush purchases, do you know where to direct them? There used to be a time when such experiences were easy; that is no longer the case.There are so many different styles of handles, bristles, barrels and finishes that even trained professionals find it difficult to choose the proper tools for their trade. “It’s a matter of preference and personal taste,” says Jeff Rosenzweig, president of J&D Beauty Products in Hauppauge, New York.

“Most brushes are purchased for a perceived desired effect—the fact is, many brushes that look different can produce a very similar effect.” He says there are many factors at play, and they can be broken down into four categories: technology, aesthetics, quality and comfort. (See the breakdown in “Behind the Brush” on page 30.)

It’s also important to note that brush purchases aren’t always made on an as-needed basis. “Although there are people out there who never change their styles and who feel comfortable with the tools they’ve been using for years, salons and consumers always want something new,” says Jeff Schwartz, vice president of sales at The Cricket Co., based in Novato, California. Therefore, it’s beneficial for beauty store staff to understand what the customer is looking for in a brush. “Different sizes are needed for different lengths of hair.

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Never Too Young for Hair Extensions: Kate Moss’ 4-Year-Old Daughter Gets Hair Extensions

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Supermodel Kate Moss gave designer pal Donatella Versace permission to put extensions in her four-year-old daughter Lila Grace’s hair. The 32-year-old brought Lila Grace to a Versace shoot with model pals Christy Turlington and Carolyn Murphy, who had also brought their children, one-year-old son Finn and six-year-old daughter Dylan Blue, respectively.

Moss tells fashion magazine Vogue “Lila and Donatella struck up a friendship. They put a weave in her hair and she had this long blonde hair down to her waist. Lila was (flicking her hair) and I was like, ‘Oh my God!'” Moss admits her daughter is already a fashionista and they regularly argue over what the youngster is wearing.

She explains, “She says, ‘Mum, do you think this is a good look?’ Then she has a fashion crisis. I say, ‘You’ll wear what I tell you!’ But she says she’s the adult of the bedroom. We lay the clothes out before she goes to bed, but she goes, ‘Mum, I need options.’”

Make-up Trends to Fall For

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Had occasion yet this season to do a triple take at that lady passing on the street? It’s not her clothes (although undoubtedly well put together) or the “do” (also most likely stunning), but what makes you crank your neck around in disbelief is the amazingly layered makeup.

Beauty Launchpad magazine is calling these ladies the Sirens of fall – and beware, those Manhattan sidewalks could be a little closer than imagined.

Here’s a clip from Karie L. Frost’s Launchpad article this month on makeup trends for this fall:

Forget Avon calling—the sirens’ call is in full effect for fall’s biggest makeup trends

Don’t be alarmed if your neck feels a bit sore this fall. You are probably suffering from SMW (Siren Makeup Whiplash), a dull pain brought about by the constant double- and triple-takes you instinctively do when spotting a lady all done up in fall’s screen-siren makeup trends. The looks are so willful, so in-your-face, that you can’t help but be drawn to them—repeatedly!

But, beware: Most of the bolder trends center around one feature—the eyes, lips or brows. To blend any two of these scene-stealing trends would be cosmetic blasphemy! We’ve isolated five of the season’s femme-fatale looks and paired them with the freshest fall offerings from cosmetics companies. Add to that the A-list makeup artists’ tips that we’ve included for giving these trends a glam go, and you’ve got sirens calling!