Sunday, 31 March 2013

Steam Pod

The New Steam Pod Treatment will be available from April 2013 at Highlights Hair Salon in Tel Aviv. It creates beautifully sleek and manageable tresses with a glamorously glossy, smooth finish. Steampod can be used to create a variety of finishes from smooth and supple looks to soft, tumbling waves.

This new device not only straightens your hair, it also nourishes it at the same time. Using steam to infuse the hair cuticle with pro-keratin (applied prior to using the straightener) the combination results in a healthy frizz free mane.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Spring / Summer Hair Trends 2013

Today’s sunny weather has got us very excited. The weather is turning and spring is almost here so we have been thinking about this season’s hair trends. On the S/S 13 catwalks designers went mad for bright, floral prints. These bold patterns were complimented best with sophisticated, natural looking hair colour and delicate dip-dye.
INOA’s new mocha shades are perfectly in line with the season’s natural looking colour – complimented with a subtle ombré highlight technique for a natural looking sun kissed effect. So, whatever your hair colour, our colourists can help you achieve a natural looking colour which is right on trend.
L'Oreal Professional Spring Summer 2013

Moran Mazor to represent Israel in 2013 Eurovision Song Contest

After three Semi-Finals held on consecutive days, Israel has finally chosen its representative for the Eurovision Song Contest held this year in Sweden. Good Luck to Moran Mazor.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The History of Hair

Ancient Egypt

Looking back in history, no civilization was as advanced as the Ancient Egyptian. They lasted more then 3000 years, and we can still see remains of greatest achievements today. Throughout history there is no better documentation of hairstyles and accessories then in Ancient Egypt.

The Ancient Egyptian are well known for using shaving instruments to groom and remove the unwanted hair from their bodies and faces, however when it came to the hair on their head, they treated it very differently. It was a status symbol for both men and women.

 According to Egyptologist, Joann Fletcher," Human hair was of great importance in ancient Egypt. The rich and the poor of both genders treated their natural hair, or locks obtained elsewhere as a highly pliable means of self-expression."

  Hair care was an intricate part of grooming in Egypt, and much time was devoted to styling it. Setting lotions were used, made of bee’s wax and resin. Women braided their hair, or wore it in ringlets. When hair was worn short, it was cut in the severe crop that is the epitome of Egyptian style. Artificial hair extensions were sometimes added to the natural hair.

Cleanliness was a major issue for the Egyptian. In those days they did not have shampoos as we know them today. Instead they used a combination of animal fats, perfumes and ash to clean their locks. Head lice was also a problem they encountered back then, with the oldest head lice discovered on a mummy from Abydos dating back 5000 years.

To avoid lice, the Ancient Egyptian shaved their heads and wore wigs. The Wigs were also used to protect the scalp for burning in the sun. The wigs discovered by archaeologists were lined with date palm fibers, and created out of natural human hair. Wigs and extensions were fashioned with a variety of clever weaves and knots that were secured into or onto the real hair or scalp with beeswax and resins.

The ancient Egyptians hated gray hair and would use vegetable henna, a product still used to this day 5000 years later.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Fighting Frizz 2

Our last Fighting Frizz post was so popular we decided to dig deeper into our bag of tricks to find more home remedies to help tame the fro. Surprisingly the runner up in frizz fighting antidotes is also located in the beverage section at your local supermarket. Beer.

When you rinse your hair with beer, its natural ingredients coat each strand and nourish them. In addition to B vitamins, the proteins found in malt and hops are said to repair damaged hair and boost overall body. If that's not enough, the maltose and sucrose sugars in beer tighten the hair's cuticles for enhanced shine. Its a miracle the the world most popular alcoholic drink has an alternative use!  Dark beers often provide the most nutrients and moisture. When doing the rinse, simply coat your hair with a brewsky and let it sit for a few minutes.When you are ready to rinse, use cold water as this helps to get rid of the smell. ( we don't want your work mates to think your dunking on the job!!)

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Red Carpet Favourites of 2013

Grammy Awards 2013

Our Favourite look from the 2013 Grammy Awards was definitely Rihanna's subtle Ombre look. The color complimented both her skin tone, and her dress.

Taylor Swifts Grecian style updo was the perfect choice for her gorgeous gown. The blunt bangs gave an edge to the soft braids.

We loved Jennifer Lopez's look for the Grammy's. The top knot is Jenny's take on the current trendy bun. Its sleek and polished and made the entire look more refined.

Oscars 2013

Reese Witherspoon was our favorite look from the Oscar's 2013. The side swept retro glam waves were the perfect choice for Hollywood's most glamorous red carpet event.

Jennifer Lawrence shone bright at the Oscars. Her soft updo was elegant, sophisticated and guaranteed to be a hit among brides this year.