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PRO VS. FAUX: HAIR STRAIGHTENING

Posted by 03.05.13

Sleek, glossy strands were, once again, a hot style at the recent runway shows, and for good reason: they can make anyone look more polished and sophisticated. But for those born with unruly, curly hair getting pin-straight locks is no easy feat. Here we break down the two most common in-salon straightening treatments, and what you can do at home to get gorgeous, shiny, frizz-free hair.

Japanese Straightening, also known as thermal reconditioning, was introduced in the U.S. a little over 10 years ago, and works by using chemicals (typically sodium hydroxide and thioglycolate) to break down the internal bonds of the hair, changing its texture. A stylist applies the solution to hair, whic

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BLAME IT ON RIO

Posted by 04.07.09

Getting a Brazilian has taken on a whole new meaning in my life. OBRIGADO!

During a visit to the divine Anushka Cosmedical Centre, Spa and Salon in Palm Beach, where the polo set go for brilliant BOTOX® and master body massages, Anushka insisted on having Shawn dabble with my overprocessed highlights. I sat in his chair as Shawn ran his fingers through my frazzled tresses and exclaimed, “Girl, you need a Brazilian!”  I replied in total ignorance, “OMG you want to wax my head?” The rest is history. Before I could say “Nao,” Jill, known as the Pasha of Protein, was swathing my hair in a thick gel. She then flat ironed it slowly and meticulously for what took two hours and told me to s

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