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If you’re getting married this year, you have to check out these marvelous hair accessories!  2010 is all about the headbands and hairpins:

Tasha Flower Hair Clip – Lush rose crafted from raw-edge satin for an organic look that can be worn as a hair clip or pinned to clothing.  Available at Nordstrom for $28.

Starfish pinned to sleek locks are a creative touch for a beach wedding; complete this look with a flowing, halter-style wedding dress.

Golden brown pheasant wing with crochet flowers on white gold metallic band, Windy Freda, $88,

Ice Princess – A large rhinestone gives this white feathered and embroidered organza satin comb an extra icy effect, $75,

Teasing, mousse and a ton of hair spray – this is how women in the 80’s achieved the coveted “big hair” look. 

  • According to celebrity hairstylist Philip Pelusi, who is well-known for his signature Volumetric®   haircutting technique, women today still crave volume but don’t necessarily want the “big hair” look that is outdated and requires too much gel, spray and teasing.
    Here are Philip Pelusi’s tips for achieving volume in 2010 – without looking like you are in the wrong decade:
    Use a volumizing conditioner and shampoo: Volumizing products (such as the P2 InCrease Volumizze Shampoo and Conditioner) are formulated not to weigh hair down. Be careful to apply conditioner only to ends
  • Give Your Roots a Boost: Apply a root lifter before blowdrying, from midshaft to root (try Mod di Phy Define Root Lift Volumize Spray) 
  • Blow dry for “oomph”: Lift sections of hair toward the sky as you blow-dry, directing hot air toward your scalp 
  • Don’t blow-dry upside-down: To keep volume moderized, do not flip your head over 
  • Back-brush instead of tease: Instead of teasing your tresses with a comb, use a flat-backed brush, which will damage your hair less 
  • Mist hairspray – Heavy hairspray is more likely to weigh hair down instead of give it volume. Spritz hairspray in to the air and walk through it (try Mod di Phy Fluid Shaping & Finishing Spray)

Flat irons may become a thing of the past as researchers for L’Oreal in Paris say they’ve identified what causes curls.   According to their findings, the answer lies below your scalp in the hair bulb — which is hook-shaped for curly hair and straight for straight hair.

It’s believed that those bulbs could be altered using hormones, meaning that a simply pill may one day be able to turn curly hair straight and vice versa.

“I think this could be potentially revolutionary if it actually changed the shape of the bulb within the hair follicle,” said Dr. Diane Berson, a dermatologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

L’Oreal said its findings could also lead to a pill that reverts gray hair back to its original color.

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Kate Hudson recently attended the premiere of the movie NINE, and her hair was bangin’.   Celebrity hairdresser, David Babaii, told Marvelous Girl just how he tamed Kate’s beautiful mane:

I prepared Kate’s wet hair by massaging a dime size amount of my David Babaii for WildAid Hair Polish into her hair. For greater control, I parted her hair into 4 sections (both sides and crown leaving the nape area free). This helps achieve the perfect blow dry.

I dried each section straight, giving the ends a soft rounded finish with my David Babaii for WildAid Blow Dryer. For added lift and volume, I sprayed some David Babaii for WildAid Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier.

To finish, I french braided her shorter layers to sweep hair back and away from her face. For hold, I used my Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray. It’s like oxygen for the hair! It doesn’t weigh your style down or make it feel tacky. At the end of the night, Kate’s look was completely fresh without any product build up.

For more on David and WildAid products, click here.

hair twists bunAs the bun become the new fall trend, why not mix it up with a funky twist.  Philip Pelusi and his Tela design team, created a sexy, chic look for over thirty models at the Kati Stern’s Venexiana Mercedes Benz fashion week show.

Wanna try this look?  Below are step by step tips to create this great look- perfect for a night out or the office.

  1. Make a side part and take three inches of the hair closest to the front and pin to the side.
  2. Take another three inches from the crown of the head, right behind the section of hair you just marked off and pin that to the side as well.
  3. You should be left with two sections of hair on both sides of your head.
  4. Take the hair from the right section, and twist hair into a low ponytail, you should go from your temple to the nape of your neck. 
  5. Take the hair from the left section, and do the same but make sure you keep hair on an angle.
  6. You should be left with 2 “rolls” on each side of you head.
  7. With the hair in the low ponytail, you should coil pieces together and allow them to fold into each other, just use pins to hold hair in place.
  8. Take the top section from the crown of your head and twist that piece loosely like a rope and pin it to your head.
  9. Take the last section of hair and fold the hair into the rolls with your finger and pin all loose pieces with your finger.

runway hair tipsThe bun was the hot hairstyle on the runway during Fashion Week.  A chic bun is a great style for any hair type, any event and any outfit.  The only issue is keeping the bun to stay put. 
Celebrity hair stylist, Philip Pelusi and his Tela design team created chic little chignons for Caroline Seikaly’s Mercedes Benz fashion week presentation at Tela Design Studios.
The secret, according to Philip Pelusi, is to spray the length of your hair/ponytail with holding spray before twisting your hair into bun.  The hairspray gives texture to the strands, allowing them to be easily manipulated.  Most people spray the bun after, when they are already have the hair pinned and set, this is a much less affective method in keeping the hair to stay in place.

fall headbands

The summer is almost over and this year’s autumn hair trend will have you diving head first into fall.  Whether it be flowers, lace, ribbon, beads or yarn, anything goes when it comes to hair accessories.  Here’s a few of Marvelous Girl’s picks (clockwise):

1)  Urban Outfitters Beaded Applique Headwrap ($24)

2)  Forever 21 Crepe Rose Headband ($3.80)

3)  Anthropologie Subtle Sprouts Headband ($28)

4)  ByLilla Zebra Leaf ($44)

They may seem kinda pricey at first glance, but it’s actually a cost-effective way to spice up your fall wardrobe and show your individual style.  And you can always get crafty and create your own headbands at home by recycling old buttons, fabric, bows, etc. – use your imagination!

Kim kardashian blonde hairSo what do you do when you and your NFL boyfriend split and he’s rumored to already be dating someone new?  Go blonde.  That’s what Kim Kardashian did.  The newly single reality star debuted her lighter locks when she attended Sunday’s Teen Choice Awards in Universal City, Calif.

“This time it’s for real, guys! I went blonde!!!” the 28-year-old wrote on her blog. “I am really loving it!”

Kardashian’s new ‘do comes after months of testing different hairstyles and colors with the help of some hairpieces.

She first sported a blonde wig for Scott Barnes’ book About Face in April and then tried out a brunette bob for a magazine photo shoot in June.

“I had been considering it ever since I wore that blonde wig, and I just decided to go for it!!” she said. “My hairstylist, Clyde Haygood, orchestrated the whole thing, and Rebecca from Goodform salon dyed it!”

wavy summer hair how toThis summer, splash into the latest hair trend: mermaid-like waves.  This glamorous yet laid-back style is perfect for all summer occasions and a great look for both you and your daughter.  Because young or old, who hasn’t wanted to be a mermaid?

Suki Duggan, owner of the Donsuki Townhouse Salon on Upper East Side Manhattan, shares her tips on how to create this great mother, daughter look.  Suki suggests:

– Section hair into 1-2 inch pieces
– Rolling each section and pinning as you go. 
– After the rollers have cooled, run a comb through your hair to get large, soft waves.  A spritz of hairspray should hold the style for the day.

Such a classic, feminine style!

Photo by Leannz0r

Photo by Leannz0r

Aging not only occurs in the skin, but also in the hair, eyelashes and eyebrows.  Not only can the hair on your head become gray and thin, but aging plays a key factor in slowing down the renewal process of eyelashes – and the last thing a woman needs to worry about is the loss of her flirty lashes.

Both eyelashes and eyebrows may turn gray and become sparse as follicles become dormant and melanin is produced by follicles. These aging factors – in addition to outside aggressors like mascara, eyelash curlers, make-up removers, medications, etc., which all ravage lashes over the years – mean that lashes need an extra boost.

Nutritional supplements, vitamins and other products will not stop the aging of lashes and brows, but an eyelash conditioner that strengthens lashes will help lashes stay on the lid longer, allowing them to grow.  Try a product like neuLash eyelash conditioner, which promotes healthy, natural lashes in as little as two weeks.  This is a favorite among celebrities because it’s paraben-free and includes essential proteins, peptides, vitamins and moisturizers.  It really takes years off your eye area.  To see before and after pictures, click here.

neuLash is available for $150 at, Saks Fifth Avenue and top spas nationwide.

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