Holiday Hair #ChurchAndDwight #ad

The holidays are upon us so it might be time to practice getting your hair to look as glamorous as you might want.  I’m assuming you’ll have lots of festive gatherings to get to.

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Church and Dwight asked Nina Farrauto, official Stylist for Batiste™ Dry Shampoo Canada, to predict the top three red-carpet hair styles for 2016 and share her trade secrets on how you can get the look at home.  I thought you might like to try some of her tips for the holidays!  It’s easy to get ready in 3-2-1 without the expensive blow out and complicated techniques. It’s all about simple, elegant looks you can master in the comfort of your own home.

  1. Loose Waves
“Loose, sexy waves used to be seen as a more casual look, but we’ve seen celebrities rocking more glamorous waves at recent award shows and I’m sure we’ll continue to see lots of waves on the red carpet this fall” – Nina Farrauto, Stylist for Batiste™ Dry Shampoo Canada
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How to get the look:

1)      Part hair down the centre.

2)     Section hair (two inch wide sections) and wrap pieces in alternating directions around a curling barrel. Pull curl from the bottom while hot to create a relaxed, wavy curl.

3)      After hair is styled and set, flip hair over and spray Batiste™ Original Dry Shampoo at the roots (30 cm away) to keep hair looking and smelling clean and fresh, and remove any excess oil. Don’t forget to massage Batiste™ in with your fingertips, and lightly brush your hair through. 

  1. Short and hassle free hair 
“Actresses are giving up their long, heavy hair for a ‘no hassle’ style. The look is easy to do for every day, or when you’re looking for a little extra volume at the roots” – Nina Farrauto, Stylist for Batiste™ Dry Shampoo Canada.

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Get the Look:

1)      While the hair is still a little damp from a fresh wash, part hair to the side

2)      Evenly apply a texturizing spray or mousse and ‘scrunch’ hair into your hands, and make a fist. Do this repeatedly with random sections of hair, and make sure you get all of it.

3)      Once the hair has dried, lift sections of the top layer of hair and apply Batiste™ XXL Volume Dry Shampoo to the roots (30 cm away). This will provide an instant lift at the roots, and give you some volume. Don’t forget to massage Batiste™ in with your fingertips, and lightly brush your hair through.

  1. Creative side swept braids
“The Met Gala is always a great predictor of looks for the remainder of the red carpet season, and this year we saw many unique and intricate braids. A loose side swept French braid is one of my favourite looks and I’m positive a few people will rock it on the red carpet this September” – Nina Farrauto, Stylist for Batiste™ Dry Shampoo Canada

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Get the Look:

  1. Begin with your hair in a deep side part.
  2. With your hair all brushed to the side, take a section at the front of your hair and part it into three sections.
  3. Begin to French braid the front of your hair following your hairline, gathering hair into the braid only from the side away from your hairline. This will allow the French braid to lay around your face.
  4. Once you have French braided all the way down and collected the hair, finish the ends with a regular braid and secure with an elastic.
  5. Massage the French braid and braid with your finger tips to create more volume and fullness.
  6. For day two, simply remove the braids and use your favourite Batiste™ Dry Shampoo for revitalized and beautiful waves – just spray 30 cm away, rub in with fingertips and lightly brush the top before styling.

Who says only celebrities get all the glitz and glamour?   So, which hairstyle will you try out first?  I’m going to try the side swept braid but I’m not sure if my hair is long enough yet.  We’ll see.  Happy styling and Happy holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day is a special day to offer thanks for the harvest.  Historically, settlers offered thanks for their successful harvest; sharing their food with the indigenous peoples of the area.

Over time; and now today, Thanksgiving has become a day to get together with family and/or friends to give ‘thanks’ for everything we feel blessed with in our lives.

While I give thanks for all that I have, and for the safe country I live in, I am specifically grateful and thankful for my health.  After all that I have gone through, I am definitely blessed with my family and my health.

At this time, and always, I wish you as many blessings as I have … and more.

Happy Thanksgiving!