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Celebrity Haircolor Showdown: Who Wore It Best

Find out who has the best blonde, black, red and two-tone hair color in our celebrity haircolor showdown!

For every celebrity that has a drop-dead gorgeous, trend inspiring haircolor, there is another celebrity, who even with a top-notch hair colorist on speed dial, gets the same haircolor terribly wrong...

Blonde Haircolor

 

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While it's no secret that the best way to get a haircolor that really suits you is to match your haircolor to your skin tone, this is especially true for blondes. Marisa Miller proves this with her blonde hue being a perfect match for her skin tone, while a similar color on Frances Fisher looks washed out and very ageing against her much paler complexion. Marisa's color also looks a lot more natural with her darker root area and blend of blonde tones, making it the clear winner when it comes to the best blonde haircolor.

Black Haircolor

 

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While once a blonde herself, Kim Kardashian tends to stick to a much darker haircolor these days, and it's easy to see why! A black haircolor is by far the most natural looking and flattering shade for her and her locks always look healthy and full of hair shine. As for Valerie Bertinelli, the Hot in Cleveland actress normally sports a chocolate brunette shade and this black color is just too heavy and draining for her.

Red Haircolor

 

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While a bright red haircolor may be all the rage, we draw the line at clown-like red. (Sorry, Hayley). The dark copper red shade from Florence Welch is a great example of what to do if you're thinking of switching to a red haircolor. It's got plenty of shine and the color is head turning without being a turn off. The color from Hayley Williams, however, is just too bright and makes her very pale skin look even whiter.

Two-Tone Haircolor Splash

 

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Two-tone haircolor first became big a few years back when every celebrity around was coloring the underneath sections of their hair a different tone to the rest of their locks. Now, the trend in two-tone color is to add splashes of color through random sections of your hair. This trend can be very effective, as shown here on Katy Perry, or just strange looking, as shown on Christina Perri.

Did you agree with who wore it best? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think is the best haircolor.

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It's funny, my husband Sal said this morning "why do you drive 30 min to your hairdresser? I could not be bothered". Don't know about you but When you find a great hairdresser KeEP them! Even caught up with a great client who travelled from Cambelltown at Penny Martin in Arncliffe who is amazing at colouring! For me my hair and skin are an accessory, the quality has to match what I am wearing! So only Arbonne and Penny for me!


What Are Parabens And Why Should You Avoid Them by The Good Human

"You may have heard about how you should avoid parabens in the products you buy, but you might be wondering why you should do so. After doing a bunch of research a couple of years ago, I decided to no longer purchase any products that have parabens in them. First, let’s look at where you might find parabens and what products they are normally in.

Parabens can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, cleansing gels, personal lubricants, topical pharmaceuticals and toothpaste. They are also used as food additives in some products. Basically, a huge percentage of the products you buy for everyday use contain some form of paraben, so it can be difficult to find products that do not use them.

Now, before anyone says anything, I know that there have been studies on both sides of the argument… parabens are bad and parabens are ok. But since there have been studies that say that it is in-fact not healthy, I have chosen to take the precautionary route and not use products containing them if I can help it. Whether or not they are as bad as some say they are, I would rather err on the side of safety. Now, on to what parabens could be doing to your body.

For starters, Parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers. Do you really want to take the chance that they might do so? In the July 2002 issue of the Archives of Toxicology, Dr. S. Oishi of the Department of Toxicology, Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health reported that exposure of newborn male mammals to butylparaben “adversely affects the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system.” If that is not enough to avoid a product that can easily be avoided, I don’t know what is! There are a lot of other reports available all over the internet, but most of them are all related to reproductive health in some way or another. Not really something to mess with, huh?

The jury is still out on how and why parabens might affect development and growth of both babies and adults. But I decided a while ago to get rid of any products that have it and replace them with products that don’t. There is no harm being more careful with this kind of stuff…remember, things that were deemed safe in the past then came back to bite us all when we were told that they actually caused all sorts of diseases. And when there are safe alternatives available, I would rather not take the chance that I or future generations develop strange reproductive problems from using a product that was avoidable in the first place."

Article by The Good Human

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Blog posted by Angela Barbagallo, Fashion Stylist and Independent Arbonne Consultant
Style Angel Corporation Pty Ltd
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Healthy, Shiny Hair: Ingredients to look for in Shampoo

Most people today have bathrooms containing personal care products loaded with toxic chemicals! Before leaving the house in the morning, they have already applied a number of these products to hair, face and body.

Whatever toxins comes into contact with the skin are absorbed directly into the blood stream, bypassing the liver, making them even more toxic to body than if it would have been filter by the liver. On average, woman use a dozen personal care products and men use six personal care products daily, all loaded with chemicals.

Many of these chemicals have proven to be neurotoxins, carcinogens and reproductive toxins. One way to know that your body contains these toxins is to have a toxicity test done. What people commonly find when having this test done is that their bodies are loaded with lead, flame retardants, mercury and triclosan.

Babies are being born pre-polluted with these toxins. Now companies are trying to make their products appear to be healthy by adding healthy ingredients. One example is Herbal Essences by Proctor and Gamble which is the number two shampoo in America. This product is marketed as a natural product. Their are no laws to regulate what a company who uses the term "natural" puts in their products, which means it can also contain unnatural ingredients. This is the case with Herbal Essences, which contains a number of harmful chemicals. One ingredient,1,4-dioxane, known to cause cancer, is at such a high level that it violates California’s proposition 65, which requires that when a product contains an ingredient at toxic levels, it must contain a warning label. The company is in the process of reformulating the product to reduce, but not eliminate, the amount of carcinogenic ingredients contained in the product.

Cosmetics companies often argue that their products contain low levels of toxins, making them harmless. This may be true if only one product is used once a day. However, when combining a number of toxic products, more than once a day, everyday, allows toxins to rapidly build up in the body.

I am a Independent Skin Care Consultant with an International Company that is a 30 year old  whose motto is pure, safe and beneficial. The companies marketing structure removes the need for advertising and middle men, allowing them to save millions of dollars for product research and development and for the development of more expensive natural formulations at affordable costs. Recently the company introduced a new line of products. This line contains no paba, parabans, petrolatum, phylates, propylene glycol, paraffins or animal derived ingredients like most other cosmetics on the market.

This product  uses a live cell technology from fresh fruits and vegetables. For the hair the company has developed a nourishing shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo is safe for color treated hair, it lathers quickly, restore radiants, leaving hair soft, clean and manageable. It is developed with kiwi cell extracts and the moisturizers, biotin and Panthenol. The nourishing conditioner protects and hydrates, and is safe for color treated hair. It leaves the hair looking very shiny. The nourishing conditioner is developed with fresh carrot cells and natural moisturizers hops, yucca, golden hohova and nettle extract.

Most companies choose to use cost effective chemicals in their products to achieve the desired results. As is the case with Herbal Essences. Our Company chooses to take the natural and safe route which requires extensive research and more expensive ingredients. Due to their efficient marketing structure they have been able to develop and market the superior, safe and effective  line at an affordable price for consumers.

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Blog written by Angela Barbagallo, Fashion Stylist and Independent Arbonne Consultant
Style Angel Corporation Pty Ltd
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
    Ph  02 9520 9940   Fax 02 9520 9018  Mob 0407 032 531
angela@styleangel.com   www.styleangel.com 

©Style Angel Corporation 2011

Great Hair but Less Than Zero Credibility by Roger from The HairStyler

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I was recently reminded of one of my favorite celebrities from the 1980s. The fact that I was "reminded" of her proves that she’s a has-been now: a nobody with less than zero credibility. Sad isn’t it. And that made me interested in two things: 1. The fact that fame is something that can come and go as quickly as a puff of smoke, and 2. What does my favorite celebrity from the 80s look like now?

You might remember Jami Gertz from 1980s smash hit movies like The Lost Boys and Less Than Zero. Most recently she starred in Keeping Up with the Steins, but that kind of slipped under the radar. But Jami’s presence in Less than Zero certainly didn’t go unnoticed for me and millions of others. She was the mysterious, confused and sexy keystone in a love triangle with Robert Downey Jr. and Andrew McCarthy.

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After Less Than Zero Jami shot to fame with a speed paralleled by her friends’ drug-induced downfall in the movie. She was the "it girl" and she’s got the famous 80s ex-boyfriends to prove it- Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland and even Chuck Norris. But now the fame’s all gone. As is the case with so many other celebrities, once the spotlight’s gone she disappeared from our consciousness without so much as a whiff (proving also that celebs only have the most superficial impact in the first place).


After a bit of searching I resurrected Jami. And you know what? Despite her lack of "cred" in the celebrity scene, she looks great. Check out her lovely layered waves and marvel at how well this cut suits her thick hair. And you’ve got to also acknowledge how flattering her hairstyle is for her face shape, particularly the way the layers through the bottom half complement her slightly narrow jaw. My only tiny criticism is her regrowth... but heck, everything else looks fab.

Anyhow, Jami looks great- as good today as she did in 1987 when I first met her. So she’s not as famous anymore, and maybe the aura about her is gone. But that’s what happens in Hollywood. Apparently there’s a sequel to Less than Zero in the pipeline... perhaps we’ll see Jami on the silver screen again sometime soon.

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Cameron Diaz: Blonde or Brown?

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Cameron Diaz is known to often change her hair coloring from blonde to brown and back again. So what, you may be thinking. Well, here at TheHairStyler.com we've been running a hair color special over the holiday period, tackling issues like "Hair Coloring Fears" and keeping you up to speed on how to keep your hair color fresh. We thought that a nice way to complement our special and to breathe some life into the hair color ideas we've been discussing (for example, choosing the right hair color for your skin tone and complexion) would be to look at a real life example. Cameron's our real life example. So, have a read of our hair coloring articles and apply your knowledge to the photos below and tell us this: which hair color do you think suits Cameron better, blonde or brown?

This is what we think (let us know in the comments below if you agree):

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Sure, blonde looks summery and fun, but the brown hair color makes us take Cameron a bit more seriously.
Brown looks better because it draws attention to Cameron's lovely eyes.
Dark hair looks healthier and shinier, so that's another vote in favor of brown.
Certain hair color complements certain complexions better; in Cameron's case brown works best because it doesn't make her complexion look so pinky/red.

All in all, we prefer brown hair on Cameron Diaz. What do you think?

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Shopping Online is a Bargain

Angela 3 I am fan of shopping online and why would you shop any other way this Christmas, not only will you save money but save yourself the hassles of full carparks, longs ques and frantic shoppers who feel their day is going to end and nothing will be left to buy in the stores.

So I thought I would give you a few Style Angel favorite online shopping sites:

Great online site for Anti-ageing skin care - Arbonne

Great Experience Gifts - Red Balloon

Great Online Fashion for any size - Ezibuy

Great Personal Shopping Gift Vouchers - Style Angel

Great Books on Fashion, Style & Make Up - Amazon

Great Site for a Hair Style & Colour Makeover - TheHairStyler

Great Online Bridal Registry and other Gifts  - Peter's of Kensington

Blog written by Angela Barbagallo, Fashion Stylist
Style Angel Corporation Pty Ltd
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
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©Style Angel Corporation 2009

Joanne's Head to Toe Make Over Journey - Part 3 Keratin Hair Straightening Treatment

Joanne is almost at the end of her Make Over Journey and Part 3 was to have her hair straightened with a Global Keratin treatment by Penny Martin. Penny put the treatment on half of Joanne's hair to give it a natural look (..with success as you can see below on the before and after photos) and it took about 2 hours.

Bookings can be made on 02 9592 4036 or 0411 122 519 or if you would like to know more contact Penny on info@stylistcollective.com.au

The Global Keratin hair treatment is a keratin-based treatment that straightens hair naturally without harsh chemicals. It is a reconditioning treatment that transforms the hair and restores shine. This incredible treatment is designed for people who have curly, frizzy and damaged hair! By infusing keratin deep into the hair cuticle, Global Keratin uses hair’s natural ingredient to achieve radical shine, beautiful smoothness and healthy, manageable style. Everyone can benefit from GK Treatments, even over-processed and chemically damaged hair. In fact, the more damaged the better and the longer the treatment lasts. It deeply reconditions and repairs, making it so much more than just a straightening system.

The immediate result is soft, shiny, healthy & luxurious – and unlike other chemical treatments and relaxers, can be used on coloured or chemically straightened hair.

Before, Straight After the treatment and after 2 days and Joanne's own hair styling at Home

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This is what Joanne said about Penny Martin's Keratin Treatment

"Penny was fantastic! She took the time to explain the type of style that would suit my face shape and also took into consideration the maintenance of my hair. I said goodbye to my frizzy hair with the use of Global Keratin and said hello to beautiful smooth, straight hair. I can leave the house without putting a brush through my hair, and yet still walk out looking like I’ve been to the hairdressers. It’s the hair I’ve always wanted. Thanks again Penny!”

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Blog written by Angela Barbagallo, Fashion Stylist
Style Angel Corporation Pty Ltd
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
    Ph  02 9520 9940   Fax 02 9520 9018  Mob 0407 032 531
angela@styleangel.com   www.styleangel.com 

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Color - Do You Know the difference between Cool and Warm Fashion Colors?

The impact of colour should never be underestimated. Some colours enhance your appearance, giving you an image of health, youth and vitality, while other colours detract, leaving you looking tired, old, ill!

To Book your Online Colour Analysis just click here!!

You will receive Colour Swatch containing 60 of your best colours and Your Personalised Colour Portfolio filled with tips and tricks to create the wardrobe you've always dreamed of. During this experience you will have unlimited access to experienced Fashion Stylist, Angela Barbagallo to run all your style, colour and wardrobe questions past.

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    •    Your Colour Profile
    •    Colour Swatch with your Best 60 Colours
    •    Your Best Contrast Levels
    •    How to Co-ordinate Colours
    •    Your Colours as You Age
    •    Changing Your Hair Colour
    •    Your Face Shape
    •    Your Make Up Recommendations and
    •    Your Accessory Recommendations.


There's also lots of information in there about basic colour facts, colour’s impact on your body, safe colours, bending colour rules, how to wear black, setting a mood with colour, and the psychology of colour. After receiving this experience you'll be able to walk into a shop and truly understand what you see... it's an experience that keeps on giving!

When you have a look at your wardrobe you will find that some outfits you just love because of the colours and others you never wear for that same reason. Many times I have heard clients say, the style of the garment is great, it fits but I never wear it and I don’t know why... Intuitively you will pick colours that suit you mostly when you are in a great mood whilst you are shopping and there is no pressure to buy. You most likely will pick up an garment that appeals to you because of the colour and when you hold it against your face and skin you will see yourself looking healthy.

No need for you to become an expert at this but a basic understanding will certainly help you make create purchasing decisions and will help you be more prepared in making an informed decision when you buy a new outfit.

Warm & Cool Colours

Warm and Cool are relative terms that loosely describe colours by reference to their apparent temperature. A colour is described as being Warm when sufficient yellow or red has been added to change its temperature to warm. The colours red, yellow and orange project a feeling of warmth and are associated with fire, sunlight and energy. In contrast, a colour that is comprised mainly of blue is said to be a Cool colour. Cool Colours have a blue, grey or violet base tone and are associated with coolness, serenity and assurance.

It is often easier to determine if a colour is warm rather if a colour is cool, so look for the presence or absence of yellow rather than the presence or absence of blue.

Here are some examples of Cool and Warm colours:

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COOL                                                                WARM

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Princess Caroline of Monaco is suited to the Cooler blues while Sarah Ferguson is more suited to the Warmer tones

To Book your Online Colour Analysis just click here!!

Blog written by Angela Barbagallo, Fashion Stylist
Style Angel Corporation Pty Ltd
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
    Ph  02 9520 9940   Fax 02 9520 9018  Mob 0407 032 531
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©Style Angel Corporation 2009

Hair styles, long hair, short hair curly hair.... some tips by thehairstyler.com!

Finding your best Hair Style is something that keeps many women and men busy. I often get asked "What hair style suits my face shape" and I can see people search on their face shapes and what hair styles suit them. I have some great blogs already published in the face shape section and hair section!

 TO FIND OUT WHAT HAIRSTYLE SUITS YOUR FACE SHAPE JUST CLICK HERE!

This is What Roy Caccamo from TheHairStyler.com would like to share with you on this important topic!

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"I’m a professional hairstylist with over 25 years experience, and in this e-book I pinpoint and discuss all the things about getting a hairstyle makeover that might worry you. I think you might be surprised when you realize that your little anxieties may actually be big worries for many others. I give you my honest and experienced opinion about whether you’re right to worry about these things, or whether you should forget them. And if you’re right—if these hairstyling concerns you’re worried about are serious—then I talk you through how to deal with them.

If you’ve read this far then I’m pretty sure some of the chapters in this e-book will probably apply to you. Are you someone who has been talking about getting that hot new style for the past 6 months? In Chapter 1 I identify a big problem many people deal with when it comes time to getting a hairstyle makeover: procrastination. In Chapter 3 I talk about something everyone dreads: a hairstyle disaster. There are many more important chapters, and after reading this e-book you’ll see that no hairstyle is ever really that bad because there’s always something you can do to make it better."

The read more download this great ebook called  Get Over Your Hairstyle Makeover. Here are some of the chapter topics:

  • Tips for Avoiding a Bad hairstyle Experience
  • Fearing Hairstyling nightmares
  • To Sue or Not to Sue: dealing with discappointment
  • Get the Right Idea about Hair Consultations
  • Getting Cosy with Your Stylist
  • Hair Styles and Cold Hard Cash
  • Everyone Deserves Great hair!
  • Finding Time for a Salon Visit
  • Some Tricks of the Trade.

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A Little About TheHairStyler.com

Our Virtual Hairstyler has been in development since December 2000 by a cutting-edge team of hairstylists, IT experts, graphic designers, editors and photographers. We've created a first class system that lets members upload their photo and try thousands of hairstyles and color combinations. With high quality hairstyles from celebrities and salons around the world- in Casual, Formal, Alternative and Men's categories; and in a range of different lengths, textures, colors and highlights- TheHairStyler.com is rightfully acknowledged as the most comprehensive and realistic virtual hairstyling website around.

Angela Barbagallo, Fashion Stylist
Style Angel Corporation Pty Ltd
1 Bracken Close   Engadine NSW 2233 Australia
    Ph  02 9520 9940   Fax 02 9520 9018  Mob 0407 032 531
angela@styleangel.com   www.styleangel.com

©Style Angel Corporation 2009