I’m not a big hair spray girl. I blame it on the early 1990’s. My heyday, and it was the time of grunge, Nirvana and plaid shirts. Nary a teased and sprayed bang in site! So, I’m not a big spray girl. I’ll use it maybe… twice a week? And when I do I want it to have touchable hold, not be sticky or flaky, my hair can’t turn crunchy…. basically I don’t want it…

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Yes, see that braid? It has volume, is a very small piece of hair, and this is second day hair and I didn’t even use a dry shampoo to do it! I did it following David’s directions below. First, here’s this week’s question! How to braid your hair so it doesn’t look thin and limp? (Without backcombing or teasing?) -Shannon David’s Answer: First, you’ll need to improve the appearance of your hair’s thickness. Blow dry…

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The little birdie that is Nicholas Penna, Jr., (the Owner and Lead Stylist of SalonCapri in Newton and Dedham, MA) sent me an amazing email yesterday! I had to share these styles. They’re perfect for a wedding, whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid or just a guest. Which one is your favorite? • Evenly distribute your favorite volumizing mousse (Nick’s is Shu Uemura’s Ample Angora Volumizing Mousse) throughout damp locks. • Blow-dry hair with a…

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Last week I had my hair cut and colored. As always, after paying that much money for hair color, I left the salon swearing that I’d do everything in my power to help my color last as long as possible and to keep my hair as healthy as possible. Which means that I immediately swapped out the shampoo and conditioner in my shower for this new duo from Laid Brand, Shady Girl. First, this duo…

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I am so scared to dye my hair and I was wondering if dying my hair a lighter or darker color (I am currently light brown) will change my texture and color FOREVER…. obviously it will change it immediately, but will it have long term effects? -Marla First, nothing is forever, after you dye it new hair will grow. You need to have healthy hair before you can have great color. I’m a big fan…

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