Friday, January 23, 2009

WE love short hair! HAIR Products that have your back in the arid winter months









Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Product mages from featured companies’ websites
Product Images from listed websites
Image of Victoria Beckham, from www.music.msn.com
Image of Cassi Hurd, courtesy of C.H.


Over the Holidays, we cut our hair ultra-short.
The inspiration - Victoria Beckham’s do as seen in our January 2009 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
Over the years, hairdressers have warned us that “short hair can be HARDER to deal with than long hair”, pointing out that our thick unruly hair filled with cowlicks in the front would be tough to control.
That was then.
Today, there are some winning products out there that make it a cinch to maintain a glossy short coupe that adds that of-the-moment eighties edge to a basic black uniform.

BELOW OUR HAIR HEROES for winter 2009:
You can pick up all of these for @ $50, a small price to keep your cut looking great during the winter months.

SCRUPLES RECONSTRUCT LEAVE-IN INSTANT REPAIR
This leave in conditioner not only adds the promised “body & luster”, it ALSO calmed our dry winter scalp. Prior to use finding RECONSTRUCT, we kept rubbing our head to soothe the dryness that’s the unfortunate result of being inside and a victim of the dryness forced air heat brings with it. This weightless formula takes the place of your standard conditioner, great if you’re in a rush. After 2 weeks, our hair was noticeably shinier and healthier looking.
To buy, www.shopping.msn.com
Price: @ $9



MOORE UNIQUE DRY SCALP THERAPY MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO
It’s impossible to not have an itchy scalp being stuck indoors most of the winter. Here’s an alternative to Head & Shoulders, formulated by dermatologist Dr. Milton D. Moore.
To buy, www.mooreunique.com
Price: @ $9

KEUNE DISCONNECT MOLDING PASTE
This could also be called “the cowlick annihilator”. DISCONNECT is especially useful when you’re in between haircuts and need to push your short hair into a semblance of a style until the next cut.
To buy, www.ebeautywarehouse.com
Price: @ $17


ARROJO SHINE SPRAY/SPRAY LUMIERE – the finishing touch
Of the 3 products we road tested from Nick Arrojo’s eponymous hair care line, this was far and away the best.
A few spritzes of this, delivers just the right amount of gloss, not grease.
www.arrojoproduct.com


THE CUT
Hair and makeup stylist, CASSI HURD, recently moved to the Upper East Side, NYC and set up a mini at-home salon. This young Southern belle’s got a huge client list back in Virginia and her NY client list is growing steadily. Not only did we walk out with a “Posh” haircut, but also she and her roommate LINDA KAUFMAN, [also a film and makeup artist] gave us a lesson on how to duplicate Victoria Beckham’s plum-toned makeup, and plucked and darkened our eyebrows in the bargain.
THE MAKEUP
Lips – Michelle recommended, “Vacant”, a lip-gloss by Rock & Republic that “makes you look like one of those fabulously wealthy Upper East Side ladies out who look great even when they’re out walking the dog.”
Eyes – A combination of shadows from MAC:
www.rockandrepublic.com
To book an appointment with Cassi and/or Linda: cassihurd@yahoo.com
To view Cassi’s film & TV work visit www.modelmayhem.com