Top Three Hairstyle Trends

Top Three Hairstyle Trends

Nothing brings out a gorgeous hair color like the perfect hair style. The day’s of long waves being the only hair style trend are long gone and in its place are a plethora of hairstyles that range from fun and funky to sexy and sophisticated. Below are a few of my absolute favorites: The Lob: It’s funny when you think about it- what was once written off as the dreaded “in-between” phase is now a full on hair trend. I am loving this look on the likes of Kendall Jenner and Rose Byrne, just to name a few. You can play with your lob cut by switching up the part as both middle part and side part look fantastic. The lob is the biggest trend right now because it allows you to have malleability with your hair and play with the texture by wearing it in lose waves, curls, or stick straight. Braid-waves: For everyone who dreams of those beachy waves no matter what time of year, this look is for you. I am finding that the overall trend’s in hair are veering off of the use of hot tools and leaning toward more natural methods and top-notch products. Case-in point is this hair trend which enables you to ditch the curling iron and achieve those perfect waves all in a nights sleep. Simply braid freshly washed and dried hair prior to going to bed and gently brush out when you wake up in the morning. The final look will resemble something close to this. The Wob: A.K.A. the wavy bob, popularized by none other than Jennifer Lawrence! I love the wob because it is such a deviation away from the stick-straight bob styles we are so used to seeing. This variation is a more lived-in, texturized take on short hair (and the current trends are all about texture). Rocking the wob also gives you an automatic edge and overall cool-girl vibe. What are your favorite hair style trends? Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color.  ...

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I Tried the Vampire Facial

I Tried the Vampire Facial

Those who know me know that I am an absolute nut about skincare. I am extremely particular about what I put in my body because I believe it effects my skin and about skincare. One thing I never skimp on is my monthly facial and I love trying different kinds that come highly recommended. This weekend, I had the opportunity to try the highly acclaimed Vampire Facial and I am absolutely thrilled with the results. Most of you have heard of the Vampire Facial thanks to Kim Kardashian’s mysterious Instagram post. Yes, it got a lot of criticism, but upon reading about how it is done and its benefits, I just had to try it. The Vampire Facial utilizes a tool call a Dermapen containing several  acupuncture-sized needles that get injected into your face. The Vampire Facial uses platelet-rich plasma taken from the patient’s own blood. The platelets stimulate (more like speeds up times ten) collagen and elastin growth. The procedure began with the basics- cleansing, exfoliation, and toning- before beginning the procedure. Don’t let the misleading name fool you, it was virtually painless. It felt like my skin was being completely rejuvenated and renewed and now that it’s been a few days, I know that it has been. My skin has never looked so silky smooth and gorgeous. I haven’t worn a stitch of makeup for the last few days because it makes me sad to cover it up; that, and there is honestly no need to. I was at a friends birthday party over the weekend and was approached by a woman I had never met who told me that my skin looked flawless. She was curious to know which foundation I used and was beyond surprised when I told her that the only makeup I had on my face was  just a dab of translucent powder. I am so excited to see how my skin looks as the days go on because the results are still settling in and I will be sure to post an update then. Have you ever tried the Vampire Facial? I would love to hear your thoughts- let me know in the comments below! Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect...

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Glitter Roots for Halloween!

Glitter Roots for Halloween!

Halloween is right around the corner and, if you’re anything like me, you are scrambling to put together you last-minute (yet totally fabulous) costume. I’ve discovered the element that can bring your Halloween costume together perfectly- glitter roots. Glitter roots was an instant hit when photos started perking up on Instagram last December and it quickly became one of my favorite trends of last year. So when I started thinking about Halloween costumes this year, I realized that anything could be achieved if the correct glitter root is in place. Below are three different Halloween costumes you can create incorporating glitter roots. Cleopatra: Nothing better than choosing a queen/world-class seductress as your alter ego for the night. The Queen of the Nile is surprisingly easy to recreate. First things first, this requires hair parted down the middle with gold glitter roots through the center part. I recommend keeping your hair stick-straight and adding jewels to the tips to make it look authentic. As for the outfit, I would go with a gold bodysuit (like this one). Throw on a few pieces of gold jewelry and emulate her makeup and, voila, you are good to go. Cruella de Vil: One of my absolute favorite Disney villains because of her eccentric hair, Cruella requires a silvery-white glitter root parted to the side (best if you have dark hair). Add to it some long red gloves, a faux-fur coat, and a little black dress . Unicorn: This little piece of magic is always a really fun costume to put together because of how creative you can get with it. I would recommend adding a touch of temporary color with the glitter root of your choice (I love this one, for example). Make sure to use shimmer and glitter around your eyes and in your makeup as well (my favorite shimmer stick is Watts Up by Benefit, followed by High Beam also by Benefit) and a pop of color on the lips. You can also get creative with your outfit by incorporating color or sticking to silver and white. If you are inspired to do glitter roots for Halloween and you have some questions, leave them in the comments below. Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color....

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Halloween Hair Tips

Halloween Hair Tips

Sixteen days left until your Instagram feed explodes with the amazing photographic evidence of possibly the best holiday of the year – of course, I am talking about Halloween. There are so many reasons why I love Halloween, but reason number one is that, as a Master Hair Colorist, I am a fan of transformation. I love when people play with their look and aren’t afraid to take risks. One of the biggest factors in changing your look starts with your hair; this can make or break your Halloween costume. For example, you can put on the the most fabulous fire-engine red sequin gown with the highest slit known to man, but, unless you’ve got the hair to match, you are no Jessica Rabbit. This can be tricky because most people see changing their hair style or color as a permanent change, but it doesn’t have to be. Below are my recommendations for the easiest methods to change up your hair for Halloween without the commitment. Temporary Hair Color: Yes, there is such a thing and there are actually a variety of methods you can take. The first is to book appointment with a hair colorist (I do this service, please e-mail me to book) who works with temporary color. The temporary color that I use is non-toxic, organic, and disappears completely after a few washes. Another option is hair paint which comes in a mascara-like tube with a mascara-like brush. You pull the color onto your hair with the brush and let it dry. The color should disappear after one rinse. Hair Extension Clip-in’s: I love a great set of clip-in’s because you can create any hairstyle you want by placing the clips in the appropriate places. I recommend teasing the hair at the root and applying a light hold hairspray to ensure that the clip will be secure. If it is your first time wearing hair extensions, it may take a minute to get used to, but by the middle of the night you’ll forget you even have them in. After the evening’s festivities gently take them out and brush your hair gently to avoid breakage. Wigs: Wigs are potentially the most drastic hairstyle change because of all the funky kinds you can buy. Blame it on my love of film noir, but I love having a few high-quality wigs on hand to turn myself into one of my beloved femme-fatale’s. If you have the opportunity, I recommend purchasing a high-quality wig because they look more natural and you can use them for years to come. What are you going to be this Halloween? Let me know in the comments below. Renee Taglia is located in a...

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Tips for Hair Growth

Tips for Hair Growth

Who doesn’t want long, luxurious hair? The question I get asked most often by my clients is how they can grow their hair faster. This is tricky because, while it does have to do with your hair grooming methods, what matters most is lifestyle choices and habits. Below are my top three tips for fast hair growth. Eat healthy: A diet filled with Omega-3 fatty acids is essential for aiding the growth of your hair as well as your overall health. Omega-3 fatty acids nourish your hair follicles for stronger and shinier hair. The proper amount of Omega-3 fatty acids will get rid of flaky hair, provide moisture for dry hair, and is even beneficial in preventing hair loss. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in salmon, nuts, chia seeds, and flax seeds. Quit smoking: If there was ever a vice that destroyed the hair smoking is most definitely it! If you talk to anyone who has ever quit smoking they will tell you that among the benefits they received, healthier hair was one of the most noticeable. Smoking constricts your blood vessels, restricting oxygen flow into your scalp, your hair ends up seriously in need of the nutrition that it’s not getting; the result of this is dry, brittle hair. There are also studies showing that smoking is connected to premature graying and hair loss. Take Viviscal: I swear by this product and have taken it myself as well as recommended it to many of my clients. Viviscal is a vitamin supplement that provides the hair with nourishment from within to help it grow. It does this by providing your hair with the nutrients it needs to prolong the anagen (hair growth) phase of your hair growth cycle. If you have been looking to take supplement definitely give Viviscal a try. Have a specific question about how to promote hair growth? Let me know in the comments below.   Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect...

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Age-Old Hair Remedy: Beer Hair-Care!

Age-Old Hair Remedy: Beer Hair-Care!

I love hearing about wacky hair-care remedies, new and old. Today’s is a classic and what better day to talk about this than on the weekend of Oktoberfest? As you may have guessed, the hair-care remedy that I am  referring to is beer. Believe it or not, beer hair-care treatments are a thing. The logic behind this remedy is that the elements that create the composition of beer can help your hair feel voluminous and shiny. So, this remedy is a God-send for people who have limp and fine hair.  The nutrients found in beer are said to repair dry, damaged hair bringing it back to its healthiest state. The malt and hops in the beer are filled with protein which binds to hair and restores its strength. And talk about a vitamin boost- the alcohol in beer contains B vitamins which tighten the cuticles of hair and restore shine. If you are intrigued by this age-old remedy, you’ll be happy to hear that it’s fairly easy to try. All you have to do is get into the shower with a bottle of your favorite brewski, wash and condition your hair as you regularly do, saturate your hair in beer, let it sit for few minutes, rinse your hair, and voila! Another, less boozy option is to mix a quarter cup of water, quarter cup of apple cider vinegar, and a quarter cup of beer to make a beer hair-care cocktail of sorts. Once again, after you’ve concluded your usual shampoo and condition routine, pour the concoction over your hair and let sit for a few minutes before a final rinse.The apple cider vinegar will cut the smell of the beer (which has the potential to make a DUI checkpoint a living nightmare). In addition to helping your hair attain volume and adding shine, the apple cider vinegar will also help remove product buildup. It is recommended to repeat the treatment twice a month for best results. Have you ever tried a beer hair-care treatment? Did you love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments below.   Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color....

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Age-Old Hair Remedy: Castor Oil

Age-Old Hair Remedy: Castor Oil

Everyone  wants longer, healthier hair- there isn’t a single client who sits in my chair that doesn’t. However, for most, the exposure to chemicals and many years of heat styling has made it so that attaining this goal is no easy task. There is one age-old remedy that is said to provide a solution and (surprise!) it’s found in your bathroom drawers: castor oil! Years ago it was recommended to me by my eyebrow lady as a way to help grow them out, so I decided to do a little research. Castor oil has natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, a high level of Vitamin E, Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids (the beneficial kind), minerals, and proteins; But what makes it so beneficial for hair and skin is that it is extremely high in ricinoleic acid. Ricinoleic acid is known to balance the pH of the scalp which, in turn, help to replenish its natural oils which are compromised due to heat-styling and chemical-ridden products. Castor oil is an amazing remedy for dandruff, provides moisture for the hair, prevents split ends, and makes hair more luxurious and shinier. Castor oil has a thick consistency so it’s not something that you are going to put into your hair and hit the town. My recommendation is to wait until it is time to wash your hair and use it as a mask by applying the oil to your scalp with your fingers using a circular motion. After you have finished applying the oil, wrap your hair in a warm towel (you can also use a shower cap) and leave it on overnight. If you can’t leave it on for that long of a time, two to eight hours is sufficient. Repeat this process once a week until you have reached your desired result. Let me know how it goes in the comments below. Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect...

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Crazy Hair Trend: Velaterapia

Crazy Hair Trend: Velaterapia

There are no shortage of crazy trends as you may very well know- from fitness, to fashion, to nutrition, and now even hair! The latest hair care craze you may have heard about is called Velaterapia, the act of burning your hair with a candle in order to rid your strands of split-ends. At this point you are probably thinking, “But wait, aren’t we supposed avoid burning our hair?” And who could blame you, this fad seems pretty out there at first, but could it be that there is more to it? Velaterapia first caught mass attention when Victoria’s Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio, posted an Instagram photo of herself getting the treatment done. To begin the process, the stylist  first separates your hair into sections. Next, each section is twisted, and finally a candle flame is gently grazed up and down across the twisted sections in order to burn off the split ends and leave your hair looking shiny. The process is said to seal the strands after burning off the split and damaged parts, leaving behind a passage of nutrients to its interior, and giving your hair a healthier appearance.It can be done on dyed or natural hair and is said to work well on all hair types. One Velaterapia treatment can take up to four hours, so if you are booking in appointment make sure you have ample time.  This sounds like a God-send, but is it safe and does it have possible long-term negative consequences for your strands? Where safety is concerned, my suggestion is to go to a professional. One YouTube search and you’ll have about twenty DIY Velaterapia videos which I highly discourage you from trying at home. Remember that one time when you cut your own bangs and lived to regret it? Imagine that feeling and multiply by 100 and you’ll start to somewhat understand how you will feel if you do an at-home Velaterapia treatment and it goes wrong. Ouch! As far as possible long-term consequences, there is a possibility that it might weaken your hair strands by making them more vulnerable. There just may be more effective way to deal with split ends (an old fashioned trim, for example). Would you ever try Velaterapia? Let me know if the comments below! Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect...

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How to Prevent and Restore Dry Hair

How to Prevent and Restore Dry Hair

The texture of your hair is perhaps the most important factor to your hair looking gorgeous. If you have dry hair (either naturally or because of style/color damage) you more than likely understand how difficult it can be to style. One of my main principles as a Master Hair Colorist is to treat hair with the tender love and care it requires to maintain its moisture and, therefore, its vitality. However, this care isn’t something you should focus on only when you are getting your color; In fact, you should make sure that your every day hair care routine allows you to maintain moisture. Below are my top tips to prevent dryness and restore moisture in your hair. Do a weekly hair mask: In addition to your regular hair washes, it can be very helpful to give your hair a little something extra by doing a weekly hair mask. Think of this activity as a mini-spa session for your locks- similar to doing a weekly facial. Make sure that the hair mask you select has strong and natural ingredients because certain chemicals can be drying for the hair. Kerastase Nutritive Masque Magistral is one of my absolute favorites to use for this weekly ritual. A good leave-in is key: The leave-in conditioner you use is vital to maintaining moisture in your hair. After all, the leave-in is what remains in your hair throughout all the heat styling as well as the demands of your daily grind. I recommend that the leave-in conditioner you select has a form of protection from the sun because the sun has an exceptionally damaging effect on hair. My favorite leave-in conditioner is the Inphenom Superior Treatment Effect Hair Treatment; This magnificent products helps to lock in the beneficial effects of your shampoo, smooths the hair surface, and adds mega-watt shine. Get regular trims: I know that many of you skip the trim because you want your hair to grow long. However, its important to be aware of the fact that regular trims actually help your hair grow in a healthier manner. The reason for this is that  you are actually preventing hair breakage when you get a trim. It is generally the bottom portion of your hair that suffers the most damage, and if it is not taken care of this damage can actually make its way up the strand. Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect...

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End of Summer Activities

End of Summer Activities

When we were children perhaps there was no greater excitement and no greater despair than the beginning and end of summer. The season of sun, fun, and no school held adventure and hope and resulted in some of our best memories. Our childhood days are long gone, but the feelings of hope and loss that come and go with summer still remain. Now it’s almost time to say goodbye to summer 2016- it went as fast as it came, in the blink of an eye. However, there are still a few weeks left to make some amazing memories. Below is a list of my favorite summer activities that you must do before the summer officially ends. Road trips: Pull an Elle Woods and take a mini-vacay with your best girlfriends, your one and only, or even by yourself (amazing how much it clears your head). You don’t need to do anything elaborate, it can be just two hours away from where you live. I am blessed to live in Southern California where there is a massive change in landscape just a few hours away from me. My preferred road trip destinations include Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Palm Springs, and last but definitely not least, Santa Barbara. I actually have a tradition where I stop by Bacara for a facial and massage. Beach day: So simple, yet somehow so many of us don’t get a chance to hit the beach throughout summer. I love the beach in all its messy glory, sand, blaring sun and all. My absolute favorite place to take a beach day is the Strand in Hermosa Beach. The area is so gorgeous and has some of the most expensive real estate in Southern California. Night pool party: On those warm evenings when the temperature is just right, there is no better (or sexier) place to be than a fun night pool party. If you were wondering what to do with that amazing one piece you bought knowing you’d never wear it, here is your chance to glam it up. I fell in love with night pool parties after attending Night Swim at the Roosevelt Hotel a few years back. No SPF needed! What are the summer activities you are dying to do before summer ends? Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect...

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