Hot Tools for your Hair

Hot Tools for your Hair

As a Master Hair Colorist I always get question upon question about how to keep hair color looking fresh for as long as possible. The answer is simple: You have to keep your hair healthy! At this point you’re probably wondering, “Renee, I know that healthy hair is key- you’ve pointed that out about a hundred times- what am I supposed to do to keep my hair healthy?” Well, my dears, there are many answers to this question, but the most important one (which is also the topic of today’s blog) is to minimize your use of hot tools such as blow dryers, curling irons, and the worst of them all, flat irons.   If You Must, Use High-Quality Hot Tools If you can’t discontinue using them, then make absolute sure that you are using high-quality hot tools, this is definitely not the area where you want to economize. High-quality hot tools are not only better for your hair, but they will also last a lot longer than their cheap counterparts. I am very picky about the hot tools that I use when I am styling my hair or my clients hair and, after trying many different tools, I have developed a list of go-to’s that I can assure you will not damage your hair. For a blowdryer, my absolute favorite brand is Taiff, the only blowdryer on the market tested for true ionic power. It utilizes both negative ions (neutralizes static electricity and closes hair cuticle making your hair soft and shiny) and positive ions (naturally opens hair cuticle to enhance and absorb the benefits from your hair treatment). Taiff blowdryer is a true game-changer! Bonus Tip: When you are blowdrying your hair make sure that you are pointing the air flow in the direction your hair grows in order to prevent unwanted frizz. My favorite brand for a flat-iron is Ergo because not only is it a truly exceptional hot tool, it also reduces the severe breakage that is common with other flat irons. Ergo flat irons don’t pull your hair which causes it to break at the mid-shaft making your hair dull and weak. Last, but certainly not least, my curling iron of choice is the Hot Tools CeramicTI Tourmaline Curling Iron. This amazing curling iron helps seal the hair cuticle and protects the integrity of the hair and it give you breathtaking curls. Bonus Tip: Do not, under any condition, put hair spray on your hair prior to curling it as it causes serious breakage. Curl each strand and let it cool before you even think about setting it with hair spray. Do you have any hot tools that you swear by and think I...

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All I Want for Christmas is…

All I Want for Christmas is…

The most wonderful time of the year is here! My wish list as an always on-the-go Master Colorist and Wella Educator is pretty simple. I need products that will be light enough to travel with and still pack the punch that I need to keep my tresses tame, healthy and shiny. First on my list is the SH-RD Repair series. These amazing products are enriched with herbal Rosemary and they help address hair that has been damaged by environmental factors, daily life stresses and chemical services. Perfect for a girl (or guy) on the go! Another great gift on my radar is the mini travel brush by The Wet Brush. This ultra-affordable brush features IntelliFlex™ bristles which run effortlessly through hair, detangling without pulling or tugging. If you’ve ever used one before you know that there’s no pulling or pain, even if your hair is wet or dry; curly or straight; thick or fine. Wet Brush is available in these cute colors and more. Who wouldn’t love easily detangled hair for the holidays?   Got any great gift ideas? I’d love to hear from you! Until then, I hope Santa fills up my stocking with these lovely tools and potions! :) Wishing you a wonderful holiday...

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The Master Colorist Experience: Art Basel Miami

The Master Colorist Experience: Art Basel Miami

This was my first time attending Art Basel in Miami. From the fantastic people watching to the exclusive lineup of events, it was enthralling and inspiring to be surrounded by so much culture. Oh yes, and of course, there was plenty of ART. Some consider the first week of December to be the most important week in Miami. The Art Basel Miami event is a whirlwind of color, emotion and expression of over 280 of the world’s leading galleries and over 4000 artists. The two cities, Miami and Miami Beach, are now home to more than 20 pop-up art festivals. As you might imagine, taking in all of the paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and films at Art Basel can feel slightly overwhelming. But the more you take in, the more moving and memorable the experience. I was really blown away by the video art. More and more art was 3 dimensional and responsive to touch. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the show: “Since 1970, Art Basel’s goal has been to connect the world’s premier galleries and their patrons, as well serving as a meeting point for the international art world.” –Art Basel Can’t wait for the next one!   Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color. LIKE Renee Taglia Hair Color on Facebook for more tips and tricks!  ...

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Up Level Halloween with Temporary Hair Color

Up Level Halloween with Temporary Hair Color

It’s almost the end of October and that means one thing: Halloween! I have always loved Halloween, but even more so since becoming a master hair colorist. You see, as a master hair colorist, I love creating and witnessing transformations which Halloween is all about. My heart skips a few beats when someone wholeheartedly commits to this night of make-believe and mayhem by going all out with their costume, not overlooking a single detail. Of course, “not overlooking a single detail,” means you need your hair color to come into the mix as well. You can’t be on point about your costume and makeup, but completely overlook the most important factor in how you look: your hair. Nasty wigs don’t cut it these days because they destroy the integrity of the costume (as you have probably gathered, I take Halloween pretty seriously). I know that it’s hard to commit to a hair color 180 for just one night. I mean, being a flamingo for Halloween is great, but you don’t want to be one the other 364 days of the year. This year, I have a beautiful solution for you: Temporary Hair Color. A completely safe alternative that disappears after you 5-15 washes. I highly recommend it for those of you who truly want to play this Halloween. Below I’ve listed three things that make Temporary Hair Color awesome: Its temporary!!! Forgive me for being obvious, but I just don’t see a bigger benefit. Temporary Hair Color opens up a whole new world because the number of costumes you can truly pull off expands x 100! You want to be Katy Perry for Halloween? Well, nothing says Katy Perry more than hair color so bright it rivals My Little Pony. Think you’d make a perfect Wednesday Addams? Wednesday isn’t Wednesday without hair color that is darker black than the darkest night. Keeping it low key and just going as a cat or lion? Up-level that costume by making your hair color the same as the animals main! I can go on, but I think you get the point. (My stunning model, @vividvivka, from a recent shoot) Temporary Hair Color will not effect the hair color beneath it. I would never make a recommendation that would damage the health of your hair and dull your hair color. Temporary hair color live outside the cuticular layer of your hair and last about 5-15 washes. (A look you may recognize if you follow me on Instagram – if you don’t you should start, @reneetaglia – how cool would this be for Halloween night?!) This isn’t just for Halloween, Temporary Hair Color is wonderful for those of you who have been dying to try out...

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Three Benefits of the Keratin Hair Treatment

Three Benefits of the Keratin Hair Treatment

Easy to style, silky hair is one of the most coveted desires for many women. We all want to walk down the street while our beautiful, easy, breezy hair flows just perfectly in the wind. Unfortunately, this is the farthest thing from our hair reality. We have to resort to over-styling, putting too much product, and generally stressing out way too much over our hair. It takes up too much time, annoyance, and mental energy. For the ladies who feel like they practically sleep with the flat-iron in their hand, I highly recommend getting a Keratin treatment. It will change your life – trust me! On an episode of AOL’s Hairapy, I performed a Keratin treatment on Bethel, whose unruly hair was driving her crazy. Watch the video to see the gorgeous results then read on for the Top Three Benefits of the Keratin Hair Treatment. The Keratin Hair Treatment reduces styling time which is beneficial on a practical level, but also great for your hair. Imagine not having to put aside a huge chunk of time for your hair to look decent. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? While this is a huge perk, what is even better is that the less you expose your hair to heat the healthier your hair will be. The Keratin Treatment enables you to give your hair a break from heavy duty styling. Keratin is naturally found in your hair. Unlike the Japanese Hair Straightening Treatment it doesn’t change the internal structure of you hair to get it super straight. So what does it do? It works with the natural structure of your hair to ease the curl and get rid of the frizz. In short, it turns your hair into the best version of itself. You will not be victim to the whims of mother nature. Yes, you heard right! Your hair will not poof up in humid weather, nor will you have to run and hide from the slightest drizzle because you are afraid your hair will tangle and become unruly. For four to six blissful months you can experience the entire spectrum of weather without worrying about your hair looking terrible. Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color. LIKE Renee Taglia Hair Color on Facebook for more tips and...

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