Hair Care

Ways To Keep Your Hair Healthy During the Holiday Season

Keeping your hair free from damage is a full-time job. In the summer, it's a constant battle against the sun, pool and chemical processing. Getting our hair to stay healthy becomes even more challenging in the fall and winter with the cooler weather, as well. Taking warm showers, styling with heat and coloring your hair can contribute to dry, frizzy strands. There's no need to panic, though. Making some simple changes during this time of the year can help keep your hair looking beautiful and shiny. 

1. Finish your shower with a cool rinse: It's very easy to damage your hair with hot showers during the winter. Those relaxing hot showers can quickly dry out your strands if you don't exercise some caution. When it comes to your hair, try to avoid rinsing it all the way through with hotter water. While this may be a huge challenge during the winter months, it will really help your hair. Finishing with a slightly cooler rinse will help maintain its moisture and shine. If you have wavy or curly hair, doing this will also help eliminate some frizz.

2. Let your hair air-dry as long as possible: The less time you spend blow drying your hair with heat, the healthier your hair will be in the long run. Using a good microfiber towel (Aquis hair towel, anyone?) can really help this process along. Even if you cut five extra minutes from your hair drying routine, you'll notice a difference in your hair.

Wella Eimi Styling is Here!

When was the last time you felt compelled to get creative with your hair? If you're one of the many people out there who have fallen victim to a boring hair routine, Wella's newest line of styling products is here to inspire your sense of creativity. Wella Eimi is all about the language of individuality and creating a style that's all your own. Whether you're looking to piece out your hair or let your curls flow freely, you're bound to find a great product with Wella.

If you used Wella styling products in the past, you'll notice the line is a lot more sleek and accessible than ever before. There are now five styling categories you can choose from: Volume, Smooth, Texture, Shine and Fixing Hairsprays. Some new products have also been added that will be exciting for Wella fans. If you're always looking for ways to keep your hair volumized, you'll love the newest products in the Volume line. Sugar Lift is sweet news anyone who loves overall body and texture. This sugar spray lifts and gives hair a nice grip for texture. There's also a new dry shampoo that 2nd day hair babes will love. Dry Me is formulated with Tapioca starch that gives you a matte finish with incredible lightweight texture. In the Smooth line, you'll find a beauty balm everyone will love. Perfect Me is ideal for to use before any heat styling, as it tames and preps hair for heat. It also works overtime and moisturizes and repairs damaged hair. If you're looking for a new shine spray to fall in love with, then you'll have to check out Glam Mist from the Shine line. This fine mist offers protection against humidity and UV damage while giving your hair beautiful, eye-catching shine. 

Five Lazy Girl Beauty Tips That Will Fool Anyone

Are you the kind of no-hassle gal who prefers  sleep over primping in the morning with a tedious beauty routine? Do you find yourself hitting the snooze button at least three times before forcing yourself out of bed? Do you find yourself day-dreaming while your friends talk about the latest contouring techniques? If this sounds like you, then you may need a lazy gal tips for looking fabulous in a short amount of time.  

Tip #1 Dry shampoo your hair and opt for an effortless updo style: Washing your hair and blowing it out can take way too long in the morning, especially if your hair is shoulder-length or longer. Shave away minutes in the morning and use a dry shampoo to refresh your hair. You can always go the easy route and toss your hair up in a classic ponytail. However, if you have a few extra minutes to spare, try a braided updo that will turn heads at work. 

Tip #2 Hide pesky chips in your manicure with chunky glitter specks: Instead of sitting there and carefully re-painting your nails, quickly cover any spots with chunky glitter specks and make it look intentional. Not only will they disguise those unsightly chips, but your entire manicure will look just a little more glam. Essie's Luxeffects add just the right amount of dazzle to your day.

The Best Styling Tools for Sexy, Beach Waves

Beach waves are the quintessential summer hair style. It's a timeless style that can be seen time and again among celebrities like Gisele Bundchen, Blake Lively and most recently, Gigi Hadid. If you were gifted with a natural wave to your hair, then you probably sport beach waves on a daily basis. However, if your hair just likes to lay flat or straight, you may need a little help achieving a pretty, summer wave. If you're wanting boho beach waves this summer, we've got the perfect tools and styling products for gorgeous hair.

ghd's Curve Classic Curl Iron may be an investment, but it's well worth it. Not your typical curling iron, the Curve comes with some amazing features that will give you beautiful curls each and every time. For one, it's crafted with patented tri-zone ceramic technology that maintains a 365 degree temperature. This also allows even distribution of heat throughout the barrel that will give you perfect curls that last with minimal damage to your hair. A spring activated ergonomic lever gives consistent curls for hair that looks flawless each time. If you're traveling, don't worry! It has universal voltage. 

If anyone knows a thing or two about big, beautiful waves year round, it's definitely Leyla Milani. Get her signature volumized waves with the Leyla Milani Triple Threat Interchangable Ceramic Curling Iron. Whether you're looking for tight curls and waves or simple looking to put some bounce in your hair, this tool is a force to be reckoned with. Ceramic and tourmaline help keep hair shiny and frizz-free for all day style that won't be compromised. 

10 Products That Will Save Your Hair This Summer

Keeping your hair soft and healthy during the summer months can be really tough if you're not using the right products. Between pulling your hair up, exposing it to saltwater and chlorine, your hair can get dry, damaged and frizzy quite quickly if you don't take care of it. If you're looking for some great products to keep your hair looking beautiful this summer, stop by your local Planet Beauty and try some of these summer must-haves.

1. Solaire Nourishing Repair Shampoo

Who will love it: Beach and pool junkies, alike.

Benefits: Jojoba Wax helps nourish and repair hair from salted, chlorinated hair.

2. Ava Oil Hair Treatment

Who will love it: Anyone in search of an oil that multi-tasks

Benefits: Protects against heat styling tools while leaving hair incredible soft and shiny.

3. Pureology Hydrate Cleansing Conditioner

Who will love it: Anyone who washes their hair everyday

Benefits: Gently cleanses hair, restoring hydration to over-shampooed strands.

4. Alfaparf Milano Semi Di Lino Discipline Frizz Control Humidity Block Spray

Who will love it: Frizz-prone babes 

Top Beauty Essentials You Need On Your Honeymoon

If you're planning your honeymoon, then I'm sure you're going back and forth about what products you absolutely need. On one hand, you want to enjoy your romantic getaway without much fuss. On the other hand, you want to look and feel fabulous. If you're unsure what to pack, I have eight honeymoon must-haves that you shouldn't leave without.

1. Coola Sport Spray SPF 30 in Pina Colada: Regardless of your destination, chances are, you're going to be spending some time outdoors. Keep your skin protected with this easy-to-apply sunscreen that smells like a pina colada on the beach. Made with 97% certified organic ingredients, this sunscreen will protect, hydrate and cool your skin upon application.

2. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue: Ditch your heavy foundation and opt for this multi-tasking lightweight gel cream. Marine Botanicals keep your skin hydrated, while a non-chemical SPF 30 protects against UVA/UVB rays. Whether you want a sheer or medium coverage, this is a must-have for the ultimate, woke-up-like-this look.

3. Jane Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain: Get that beautiful flushed look with this beauty must-have. Another multi-tasker, you can leave the blush at home and use this on both your lips and cheeks. Available in rose or peach, you can choose the tone that best works for you.

4. Alterna Sheer Blossom Dry Shampoo: Your honeymoon is a prime time to rock that 2nd day hair and this dry shampoo will never disappoint. It absorbs oil and residue while giving you body and texture. The Sheer Blossom scent is lightweight and feminine.

In the spirit of Summer, We Share Our Must-Haves!

Summer officially starts this Sunday and I'm sharing our personal must-haves to beat the heat and stay gorgeous all season long! I talked with some of our top employees about our tried and true products for the summer season and our beauty picks will have you covered from head to toe. Whether you're looking for the best faux tan, body lotion or sunscreen, Planet Beauty has something for everyone. 

Narrowing down my top 3 must-haves was hard, but my hair and skin are the areas I chose to focus on the most. One of the most common concerns I hear from customers is that they don't have time to reapply their sunscreen. Luckily, brands like Colorscience and jane iredale have made it a little easier to keep your skin protected all summer. What's easier than a sunscreen you can lightly dust over your face throughout the day? Not only do you avoid the goopy mess of regular sunscreen, but you can wear it over your makeup, too. 

One of the best things about summer is sporting beachy, textured hair without worry. Both Pureology and Alterna Haircare have styling products that help keep your style looking beautiful while protecting your hair from damage and fading. What goes better with beachy hair than a beautiful tan? Before you spend hours under the sun, try some of Planet Beauty's top-selling self-tanners. I promise you, no one will know the difference.

Check out our summer must-haves and share your own! We want to know what products you love and need to get you through the summer. 


Fight June Gloom with these Beauty Pick-Me-Ups!

I don’t know about you, but this June gloom is giving me a serious case of the blahs. When the weather is perpetually gloomy and gray, it can really put a damper on our mood. If you’re looking for a way out of your June gloom funk like I am, check out some of my top beauty picks that are guaranteed to brighten your mood this week.

In a previous post, I invited you to add some color in your beauty routine. Gorgeous Cosmetics’ new Neon Palette accomplishes just that, in a daring fashion. These shades are meant for the risk-takers and trendsetters of the makeup world. With eight high-pigmented shades to choose from, you’ll be able to experiment and take your look to another level. Perk up your June and pick up this beautiful palette.

Staying organized is good for your sanity and now you can do with style. This season, Trina’s Sun Daze cosmetic bags are everything you need to keep your makeup organized. Bright patterns of orange and grapefruit slices instantly add a whimsical summer feel to your day. I personally love how sturdy the Trina bags are and the best part? They are super easy to clean. I just bought a pencil case for myself and absolutely love it!

The New Redken Styling Products You'll Want Come Summer

Redken has new styling products that you’re going to want to have around come summer. With shorter, edgy cuts, braids and volumized hair trending to be hot this season, Redken’s got your back so that you look your best and look hot, hot, hot! Inspired by the most popular looks on the runway, Redken’s Fashion series takes styling to a new level. If you’re looking for a new styling product, check out these awesome Redken must-haves!

If you’re looking to try some braided hairdos, you’ll want Redken’s Braid Aid 03 by your side. Keep your braid in place with this wonderful, defining hair lotion. If you struggle with your braids falling apart, this lotion will grip and smooth hair so you can style and twist with ease. With a level 3 hold, you’ll be able to go about your day without worrying about your style.

Metallic effects are wildly popular in the summer and now you can sport metallic touches in your hair, as well. Metal Fix 08 is a light-weight, liquid pomade that gives you silver or gold metallic effects for runway-ready style that will look amazing against tanned skin come summer. Use it to separate layers and create definition for boho waves.

The Dry Shampoo You Need to Try

As summer approaches, we’re looking forward to lazy days and flawless, second day hair. With vacations planned and weekend getaways booked, you’ll want to pack the hair essentials that will keep you looking beautiful with minimal effort. One of those hair essentials is dry shampoo. After all, you don’t want to spend your time off worrying about perfectly blowing out your hair each day. If you love Moroccanoil hair products, then you’re going to want their newest product in your luggage come summer. Moroccanoil now has dry shampoo and it comes tailored for brunettes and blondes, respectively.

Brunettes know the struggle of finding the perfect dry shampoo that doesn’t leave an obvious and dulling residue behind.  Has your dark hair ever suffered from unsightly grey hues after using dry shampoo? If the answer is yes, then you know the pain of trying to comb out the residue with little to no luck.  If you’re still looking for that must-have dry shampoo, then you have to try Moroccanoil’s Dry Shampoo for Dark Tones.  Formulated with ultra-fine rice starches and infused with Argan Oil, excess oil and buildup on the scalp is eliminated instantly, while hair is left refreshed and feeling silky. Like other dry shampoos, you’ll massage it into your roots for instant lift and volume. The signature Moroccanoil scent will leave you feeling completely refreshed and ready for the day. This dry shampoo also offers UV protection, which will help maintain the integrity of your color in between salon visits.

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