Category Archives: HAIR

Rita Hazan Has Your Summer Hair Color Fizzle Repair Covered

August 28, 2017

After my FAB new color – I am keeping it fresh and shiny with these new offerings from Rita Hazan!

Rita Hazan True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss ($26): This formula adds a hint of tint and a dose of shine to prevent color fading and dullness. Hair color is revived, radiant and as shiny as the first day it was colored.

Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy ($42): Designed to repair severely damaged color treated hair, this remedy is an innovative and lightweight treatment that works immediately to repair hair from the inside and out.

 

 

The Only Colorist Who Got It Right: Barbara Farnworth

August 20, 2017

I am literally worried about writing this piece on my hair color by Barbara Farnworth of Martinez-Samuel Salon because I think I discovered the best colorist in town and I am feeling guilty about all my close friend colorists whom I have worshipped for so many years. So, not to discount any of their work, but Barbara got it right. And by right, I mean NAILED IT. Perfectly. Beyond my wildest blonde, sun kissed dreams. The color I imagine in my head but have never gotten. Ok, yes, I have had my loving Dani Hernandez get it this good. However, Barbara got this without me saying more than a few words. SHE. JUST. GOT. IT. And I am done for life. I will no longer personally review any colorists and only send my amazing assistant editors, because Babs in my woman from now on. Period.

She dealt with my horrible grey roots and overall orange color in one swoop. Shampooed. Highlighted – painted – no foils – some sexy chunks of blonde around the front (EXACTLY HOW I IMAGINED IT – natural, sun kissed, not perfectly woven foils which I hate)  – threw a gloss on it – washed – and behold. Smitten.

Hailing originally from the UK, Barbara brings almost 20 years of experience in the world of hair color. Prior to working at Jeffrey-Kara Salon, Barbara’s bespoke approach to hair coloring caught the eye of Chris McMillian, hairstylist to Jennifer Aniston, Sarah-Jessica Parker, Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams, where her popular and original approach to hair coloring created an impressive demand for service. Later, Barbara enjoyed a tenure as the head colorist at Jonathan Antin’s Salon in Beverly Hills, famous for its Bravo TV show Blow Out and celebrity clientele roster including Madonna, Kate Bosworth and Alicia Silverstone. Barbara established herself as the go-to colorist for network television, working abundantly with MTV and Bravo.

 

Over the years Barbara has perfected the French technique Balyage, and an elite capability of crafting beautiful and flattering hair color for all hair types, blonde transformations being her most popular request. Barbara is the perfect colorist for southern California sun kissed hair.

Find “Babs” at the Martinez-Samuel Salon

Sunset Plaza, 8590 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 659-5150

Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00am – 9:00pm

BACK TO SCHOOL KERATIN TREATMENT AT BRAMBILA SALON

August 19, 2017

My teenage daughter, Margot, has frizzy, brittle, impossible-to-tame hair. She spends every morning battling with anti-frizz serums and flat irons, only to eventually admit defeat and pull her unruly hair back into a pony tail. Last week, for the first time in her life, I decided to do something about it. After all, every year I shower her with back-to-school clothing and supplies.Why not add silky, swingy, shiny hair to the list?

After researching the best salons in Santa Monica, I surprised Margot with a trip to Brambila Salon — and her life is forever changed (or at least for the next six months). After doing a little research or hair smoothing options, I decided to go with the Keratin Treatment. After seeing the smile on Margot’s face, I am so happy I did!

 

First of all, Brambila Salon is super cute. One of the best kept secrets in Santa Monica, Brambila is located in a beachside bungalow off Ocean Ave., right around the corner from The Fairmont Hotel. Sitting in my chair I had views of palm trees and sand, and lunch delivered next door from Blue Plate Oysterette — not a bad way to spend an hour and a half! Plus Brambila is stocked with all my favorite Oribe products — and even offers delicious coffee and fresh baked goods.

Our stylist, Morgan Yee was amazing. Warm and down-to-earth, Morgan had zero of the attitude that can be found in Beverly Hills or Hollywood salons. She was super approachable and gave us some great tips about how to keep Margot’s hair healthy and how to keep the Keratin lasting longer.

After a quick shampoo and condition, Morgan applied the Keratin formula. To my surprise, there was no bad smell, no scalp irritation, and no discomfort whatsoever. Once Margot’s hair was completely saturated, she was given a blowdry, and then her strands were straightened. And voila — done!

One week later, Margot’s frizzy hair dries smooth, silky, and shiny in under ten minutes. She no longer plays tug-of-war with her hair in the morning, and, most importantly, her smile is brighter because she looks — and feels — beautiful. She still haves her beachy waves, only now they are silky and manageable. This was, in fact, life changing for her. Great way to start the school year! Thank you Brambila Salon!

xx, Natasha

 

Brambila Salon

1327 Ocean Avenue, Suite A

Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 458-3770

info@brambilasalon.com

https://www.brambilasalon.com/

Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30am – 6pm

Closed on Sunday & Monday

Modern Masculinity: Men’s Grooming Day 2017

August 18, 2017

For National Men’s Grooming Day, Groomed LA teamed up with Baxter of California to support their #LifeLivedTrue Campaign. Baxter of California, a brand born in LA from its founder’s independent spirit, sought to reimagine its position in men’s grooming through provoking, real stories and cultural observations that connect with evolving trends, preferences, and lifestyles.  The resulting brand campaign, “Life Lived True,” is an honest depiction that grounds the brand in a modern California culture through a lens that is inclusive of all expressions of masculinity—modern masculinity. “Life Lived True is about being honest with yourself, embracing your imperfections, and not being afraid to showcase who you are as you experience life. This campaign aims to show our consumers that we will never be a brand that wants to dictate who they should be or how they should live their lives. Baxter of California wants to be a partner on your journey, empowering you to make your unique mark on the world by living freely and authentically,” notes Baxter of California’s Global General Manager, Yann Joffredo.

The brand teamed up with agency of record Exposure America and photographer Ben Grieme to introduce “Life Lived True” in the city it has called home since 1965—Los Angeles. The series of portraits, accompanied by scenic imagery, shine a light on the diverse subjects, cast from the streets of LA—true to the spirit and culture of this city.  It was important for the brand that this honest, authentic spirit of California culture was captured not only by the subjects’ stories and their environments, but also through their unique styles and grooming habits. The brand enlisted the help of Baxter of California Lead Stylist, Whitney VerMeer, to get the job done.

“I work with a lot of career models, but my favorite projects are the ones where I cast people from Instagram or someone I pass on the street who has an interesting or intriguing look – most don’t have a modeling background in any capacity. There’s something really beautiful about watching a person transform behind camera and see their confidence blossom throughout the process. It was easy to appreciate the fresh approach and styling of this Baxter of California shoot since it’s very much in line with what I do,” Whitney VerMeer, Baxter of California Lead Stylist and NAHA 2017 Men’s Hairstylist of the Year.

xx Jonathan Stinson 

Kim Vō at Kim Vō Salon at Montage Beverly Hills.

August 4, 2017

 Kim Vō is one of those uber-genius, master-colorist to the stars that a girl literally dreams about having the chance to have her hair colored from. Lucky for me, I did!!! The good news is, you can too at the Kim Vō Salon at Montage Beverly Hills.

With a client list that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood’s favorite flaxen beauties, Vo has touched the tresses of Brittany Spears, Pamela Anderson, Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson to name just a few. But you would never know it. Sitting in his chair while he paints your hair like a canvas, Vo is truly one of the coolest, down-to-earth, no bullshit A-list stylists I have ever met. He’s bright and funny, interested and interesting, caring and kind. He’s the kind of guy that makes you feel — and look — like a celebrity. He’s so easy to be around you want to kidnap him from the salon, take him shopping down the street at Barneys, then bring him home to Mom.

Though Kim has been hailed by Vogue as “the best blonder in the business”, don’t let the buzz fool you. I am a brunette and he turned my faded, broken, fried summer hair  into gorgeous shiny locks in under 45 minutes. As much as I hate taking selfies, I couldn’t help but snap this shot in the lobby of The Montage before leaving. I looked — and felt — like I was walking down the red carpet.

Book your appointment now. And bring Mom!

Kim Vō

Montage Hotel

225 N Canon Dr

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310.860.7854

kimvosalon@montagehotels.com

XX Natasha

  

KIM!