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Instant Facelift and Something For the Guys – Premiere Orlando Beauty Show 2013 #3

Male models for American Crew (Photo by Angela Bell)

Male models for American Crew (Photo by Angela Bell)

This is my third and final week covering the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Show 2013.  If you haven’t already, check out my Red On Style blogs –  Premier Orlando International Beauty Event 2013, Part #1 and Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event, Part 2 to see the amazing products I’ve already covered.  This week I wanted to include something for the guys, so I found an easy to use hair product for all hair types and a nonsurgical, instant facelift for the ladies.  Also, check out the very bottom of this blog to see some of the fun pictures I captured from the show.

American Crew's Artistic Director Paul Wilson

American Crew’s Artistic Director Paul Wilson (Photo by Angela Bell)

On the last day of the Premiere Orlando Beauty Show, I saw the American Crew booth.  It was filled with people watching the all male hair/fashion show. I unfortunately got there right as the show was ending, but there was still a huge buzz going on.  I found the MC of the show, American Crew’s Artistic Director Paul Wilson, and asked him what their new, hot product was.  He said all the guys in the show were styled with “Alternator”.  It’s a spray in product that gives you flexible control all day.  To use Alternator, apply it liberally to damp hair or dry hair and style as desired.  You can change your style throughout the day by reworking it with your hands.  There is no need to apply additional product.  It gave the guys a very natural look, as if there was no product in their hair.  It was a nice change from the weighed down, wet look that used to be popular.  I think I’m going to buy my husband a bottle so he can try it.  His favorite hair product right now, is a paste called Fiber from American Crew.  I think he will love that it is a lighter more natural product that still offers some style.  If you or someone you know has used Alternator, let me know if you like it.

You will be able to buy American Crew’s Alternator soon in hair salons and at Americancrew.com.  If you want to see a demo of how to use Alternator, click on this YouTube link  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRzXg96qBfc

Kerathik Instant Facelift Extensions

Kerathik Instant Facelift Extensions

Do you want an instant facelift with no surgery?  Want to look years younger for pictures or just a night out?  Not many people wouldn’t.  Kerathik has come up with a great idea, Instant Facelift Extensions.  It’s a hair extension clip that can help lift your, face neck and jaws just by clipping it in your hair.  It comes in three colors and is adjustable to fit everyone.  It’s easy to use, all you do is clip up a section of hair over your ears, so it doesn’t get in the way.  Clip the extension to a section of hair on one side near your ear, and then the same to the other side, pulling tightly.  Adjust and bobbie pin in place.  Then let the section of hair down, that you clipped out-of-the-way, to cover the extension and your done…instant facelift.  Kerathik Instant Facelift Extensions are $29.95 and can be purchased at kerathik.com.

To see a video on how to do it, click on this link.  http://kerathik.com/Instant-Facelift-Extension-Solution/

Here are some more fun pictures from the show.

It's always a party at the Premiere Orlando Beauty Show!

It’s always a party at the Premiere Orlando Beauty Show!

Nix Herrera demonstrating body painting (photo by Angela Bell)

Nix Herrera demonstrating body painting (photo by Angela Bell)

Human billboards caught a lot of attention this year. (photo by Angela Bell)

Human billboards caught a lot of attention this year. (photo by Angela Bell)

Shampoo chair that plays music, massages and is super comfy!

Shampoo chair that plays music, massages and is super comfy!

Innovative hair styles(Photo by Angela Bell)

Innovative hair styles(Photo by Angela Bell)

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Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event, Part 2

Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event 2013

Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event 2013

In my last blog, “Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event, Part 1”, I found some exciting new products to share with you.  This week I’m focusing on the latest in hair products and tools.  I had a blast walking around looking at everything and watching hair demos.  So, I can’t wait to show you what I have found.

Vegan Therapy

Vegan Therapy

For all my Vegetarian and Vegan friends, or anyone who likes natural products…you will love the Vegan Therapy hair care line!  I had a chance to try the shampoo, conditioner and leave-in conditioning treatment at home (thanks to Sam Nguyen for giving me full size bottles to sample!!).  I really love how rich and conditioning they were!  They definitely made my wavy, course, dry hair feel soft.  Not only is it great everyday hair care but, it is all a certified 100% Vegan  way to encourage hair growth and help reduce hair loss (all ingredients are from non-animal sources and no animal testing).  Perhaps we should put this in our shower for our guys to use too, lol.  I won’t tell if you wont ;-).  It also has Capixyl in it that is clinically proven to stimulate hair growth and is paraben free!  So, if you are looking for a new haircare line that is very nourishing and will help grow your hair, then give Vegan Therapy a try.

You can buy the shampoo – $19.99, conditioner – $19.99 and leave-in treatment – $22.99, or the whole collection for $49.99 online at VeganTherapy.com

MiraCurl Babyliss PRO

MiraCurl by BaBylissPRO

The revolutionary new curling tool, MiraCurl Nano Titanium by BaBylissPRO, was getting A Lot of attention at the beauty show.  People were lining up to see how this new, amazing product worked.  I even had to stop and watch the demo several times for myself.  It’s like nothing I have ever seen before.  It was fascinating and works like this…when a one inch section of hair is placed in the fully automatic MiraCurl, it twirls it up into the wand, heats the hair, beeps several times and then automatically unwinds into a perfectly curled section of hair.  If you want to see a demo for yourself, go to MiraCurlPro.com.  MiraCurl can be used on just about any hair length, has three different heat settings for different types of hair, can curl hair both directions, and can make tight or loose curls for many beautiful styles.  If it’s as easy as it looks to make perfect curls, then I can’t wait to try it!  If you try it before I do, please let me know what you think.

I was told that it will not be sold in stores until September, but you can buy MiraCurl at StyleSource.com now for $249.99

Jody Mcneil - Photo By Angela Bell

Jody Mcneil – Photo By Angela Bell

Martin Parsons - Photo by Angela Bell

Martin Parsons – Photo by Angela Bell

As I was visiting my beautiful friend Jody, that was modeling at the Martin Parsons booth, I had the pleasure of meeting Martin Parsons myself.  What a gentleman!  I’m a makeup artist, not a hairstylist, so I was not familiar with who he was, or how famous he was in the hair industry.  People were standing in line, waiting for a picture and an autograph from him.  When the line died down, I asked him for a video interview and a picture for my blog (and soon to come vlog).  I really thought he would blow me off, but he could not have been more gracious.  For others that don’t know who Martin Parsons is yet, he’s one of the best and well known hair stylists and educators in the world. He’s known as the Legendary Hair Architect.  I asked him about creating my friend Jody’s gorgeous updo, and he told me that I could learn how to do it myself by watching his DVD that he was promoting at the show.  He has revolutionized how stylists create amazing hair designs for special occasions in just minutes.  I hope he’s right because, I would love to learn updos!

To order any of Martin Parsons DVDs, books, or  his new Martin Parsons Archi-tress Shaping Spray, go to MartinParsons.com

Here are some more fun pictures from the show.

Body Painting - photo by: Angela Bell

Body Painting – photo by: Angela Bell

Beautiful Hair Color and Long Hair Styles

Beautiful Hair Color and Long Hair Styles

Balloon Dress

Balloon Dress

Cool Hair Extension Product

Cool Hair Extension Product

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Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event 2013

I was excited to get to go to the Premier Orlando International Beauty Event again this year.  And as usual, it did not disappoint.  This show is primarily for hair and makeup professionals but, it sets the trends for all of us. I got to see the latest in hair color, cuts and styles, makeup, nails, skin care and everything in between. I personally love to go, so I can get a sneak peek before everything goes into stores.

Farm House Fresh booth

Farm House Fresh booth

One of my new favorite product lines is Farm House Fresh (FHF).  They are a Texas-based company known for their luxurious moisturizing body products, that smell so delicious, you will want to eat them (but don’t, lol). Their vintage style packaging and clever names make them fun and giftable for even your finickiest friends.  Some of my favorites are Whoopie! Cream, Fluffy Bunny, Bourbon Bubbler, Watermelon-Basil Vodkatini and Splendid Dirt, just to name a few. Each product is made with 90%-99.6% natural and naturally derived ingredients.  Everything they make is Paraben & Sulfate Free. Many of their products are even Vegan and Gluten Free.  Many celebrities are already in love with FHF like, Courtney Cox from Friends, Dianna Agron from Glee and Kim Kardashian.  Farm House Fresh has also won some impressive awards for their body creams, cleansers,  bath oils, scrubs and face masks.  They are on the Elle’ Hot List!, Oprah’s O-List, Redbook gave FHF an MVP and they were voted one of the top 5 favorite body care lines by hotels, spas & resorts in the 2013 American Spa Magazine!  Shannon, from FHF said that their newest hot product, Watermellon-Basil Vodkatini body scrub, is sure to be a customer favorite!  They paired up with Square One Organic Vodka to make this delicious smelling body delight.  What’s not to like about that!

Their products cost between $9-$30 and can be found online at FarmHouseFreshGoods.com and at top spas and salons around the world.

China Glaze

China Glaze

Lynn Long, an educator with China Glaze, gave me the scoop on the latest in nail trends. This year it’s all about fun and being unique.  The hot colors this season are teals and mint greens. China Glaze has created many different types of polishes too, to let you, be you.  Some of their newest haute nail glazes are… “Texture”- a matte polish with raised grain and gritty texture, in beautiful bright colors, “Glitz Bitz ‘N Pieces” – fun little pieces and strands of colored glitter, that are fun for a night out, and “Hologram”- that has holographic, prismatic color that changes with the light (my personal favorite).  China glaze has over 300 colors and lots of styles.  You can see many of them featured in Allure, Cosmopolitan and salon and nail magazines.  They definitely have something for everyone.  Be sure to visit their website to see all of their nail color collection and some fun tips and how to’s on nail art.

You can buy China Glaze at many retailers, including Walgreen’s and Sally Beauty Supply for around $6.50  www.ChinaGlaze.com

GrandeLINER by Grande LASH-MD

GrandeLINER by Grande LASH-MD

A new product called GrandeLINER stopped me in my tracks.  What? A liquid eyeliner that promotes longer, fuller lashes in 4-6 weeks!  We have all heard of the clear liquids you apply to make your lashes grow.  But, those other brands are known to discolor your eyelids and they certainly are not a liner.   GrandeLASH-MD has figured out a way to do double duty.   Now you can wear a beautiful, long-lasting liquid black eyeliner that helps your lashes grow longer and thicker.  It  also has a felt tip, so it’s easy to apply and it’s smudge proof.   I can’t wait to try it for myself.

GrandeLINER retails for $44.95 and has a 90-day money back guarantee.  It is sold in salons and spas or can be ordered at Grandelashmd.com

Hair demonstrations

Hair demonstrations

makeup sets

makeup sets

Cool hair trends

Cool hair trends

Be sure to check out my next Red On Style blog.  I will be covering more great finds from the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Show.

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