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NYC Fashion week 2015

Every Fashion Week in NYC is amazing. This year, lots of designers launched their collections. we chose a few accessories and make-up looks to show.

kadori nyc 2015Eyes:

Whenever something new comes out in the fashion or beauty world, it is exciting. We are so used to seeing classic black eye-liner on the models and every once a while we will see a pop of color. This is so different and eye-catching. Check out this mini caviar beads that were glued along the lower lashes. Other designers like Carolina Herrera used beads and glitter to also accentuate a faux fringe.

Lips:

This classic bold look is so chic. The perfect way to dress up an outfit or to give your self a quick pick-me-up is a bold lip. Get this look by lining your lips. Apply your lipstick with a brush for an even application. Keep it matte or add a gloss to give your lips high shine. We all know brows are in style right now. Get this look by using a clear brow gel to swipe your brows upwards to create a more expanded brow shape.

Headbands:

Designers such as Proenza Schouler, Honor, and Richard Chair Love had simple and classic headbands on their models. We love the leather headband with accents of metal. The pinched hair in the back creates a beautiful head shape when the model turned to the side.

Top Looks for winter 2015

The Edgy Pixie

scarlett johanssonThis season the usually sweet pixie cut gets a serious makeover with shaved sides, spikes, and tons of texture. This look can be rebellious and feminine at the same time and really accentuate the sexiness of your cheekbones, neck, and jawline.              

The Best Hair Straightener for You!!

kadori purple hair iron toolThe way to get glossy, straight hair is to use a flat iron. Hair straighteners uses heated ceramic tourmaline plates to iron out the kinks in each strand of hair. Whether you have slightly wavy hair or thick, tightly curled locks, a straightener flattens the follicle of your hair .The key to reduce damage  to the hair is by choosing the best flat iron for your hair type.

Choosing a Hair Straightener:

  •  Consider the natural texture of your hair. Thick, coarse hair will require a hair-straightening iron that heats up to high temperatures, but thin, fine hair can be damaged by high heat. If you have fine hair, shop for hair irons that offer a variety of heat settings. Digital flat irons let you choose the exact temperature to avoid damaging your hair with too much heat.
  •  kadori black hair straightnerTake a look at ceramic flat irons if you have fine or thin hair. Ceramic hair straighteners are great for smoothing out hair and reducing frizz. Ceramic holds heat very well, allowing a ceramic flat iron to achieve high temperatures; plus, ceramic plates encourage even heat distribution. You can choose between ceramic flat irons with ceramic plates, ceramic coating, or tourmaline plates. Tourmaline is actually a gemstone, but it works like ceramic when flat iron plates are coated with it.
  • 450f hair iron nano chip Consider titanium flat irons if you have thick, coarse hair. Titanium hair straighteners can heat up faster than ceramic flat irons, and they hold a high heat at a consistent temperature. Titanium, a lightweight metal, also has an ionic charge, which helps you get your hair looking smooth quickly, without having to go over the same section as many times. The high heat makes them popular, but this may not be best for people with fine hair, which can scorch easily.
  •  Choose the right size. Hair straighteners come in many sizes and widths. Small, thin flat irons are great hair care tools for men and women with short hair. Small hair irons are also perfect for styling bangs and spikes, and they travel well. Large, wide hair straighteners cover more surface area and are good choices for individuals with long or thick hair.
  •  Select a hair straightener with the right features. Hair tools come with a variety of features. If you have naturally curly hair, you might like a flat iron that has built-in comb teeth or steam functions that can tame and set unruly tresses. Cordless flat irons are great for jet-setting men and women, and instant-heat hair straighteners are perfect for people who don't have much time to get ready in the morning.

Oscar 2015 Best Looks

For 2015 Oscar awards season’s biggest night, this year nominees left nothing to chance. Best Actress contenders Marion Cotillard, Rosamund Pike, and Julianne Moore took a timeless beauty route for the red carpet, pulling their hair back into sleek, crisp updos paired with knockout nude makeup—and ensuring on-stage acceptance looks they will never regret. Those with less at stake embraced laid-back hair—and the occasional calculated risk: Dakota Johnson’s wispy ponytail made her red lip (and matching Saint Laurent dress) feel modern and age-appropriate, while Naomi Watts and Margot Robbie gave an edge to their matte statement mouths with relaxed yet polished bobs. Proving there’s no better accessory than luminous skin, Lupita Nyong’o returned to the red carpet with a glowing complexion that out shined her pearl-encrusted Calvin Klein Collection dress.

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Highlights from PARIS

Three Highlights from Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture 2015
Chanel (left): The Chanel couture show was set inside a terrarium. In the center of the venue, a huge structure was made out of white and grey paper/. The paper buds opened up into beautiful bright colored flowers. Karl Lagerfeld had 73 pieces in the collection. There were a bunch of bare midriffs, oversized hats, floral accents, and of course, tweed suits. This light and bright collection consisted of light pastels ...with accents of bright blues, yellows, and oranges.
Armani Prive (middle): Armani Prive put on a 68- piece collection during Paris Fashion week. This collection consisted of Oriental prints with soft silhouettes that were draped in silk and beads. While the models walked down the catwalk, there were bamboo columns on each side. All of the models had sleek ponytails, which allowed the viewers to focus on the stunning clothes. Dior (right): Raf Simons created a breathtaking show in Paris. David Bowie was playing in while the models came out and walked through a room set up with scaffolding. The models wore a one-of-a-kind mixture of futuristic, with hints of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. The psychedelic designs consisted of classic shapes paired with vinyl mod shoes. The combination was awesome.armani show

What is the best dryer for ME?

ceramic tourmaline heating . Blow dryers that have metallic heating parts tend to burn with extremely high heat and they tend to heat your hair unevenly. Ceramic, on the other hand, is a material that has unique heat conduction properties, resulting in heat that radiates evenly across your hair.  dryer with ionic . Lower quality blow dryers, especially those with metallic or plastic heating parts, diffuse positive ions which cause the cuticle of the hair to become frizzy and dull. Higher quality blow dryers with ionic drying diffuse negative ions, which cause the hair cuticle to trap moisture and eliminate frizz. On top of that, ionic dryers fight and eliminate static electricity in your hair.  blow dryer with tourmaline. When tourmaline is combined with ceramic heating, the resulting heat is much gentler and evenly spaced. This means that a ceramic element that has been infused with tourmaline will not damage your hair with harmful levels of heat. Tourmaline has also shown to generate a large amount of negative ions, which can dry your hair up to 70 percent faster than a non-tourmaline dryer. blow dryer with higher wattage. A blow dryer with higher wattage will dry your hair much faster. If the length of time it takes to dry your hair doesn't matter to you, feel free to skip over this feature. As a baseline, professional grade blow dryers tend to be 1875 watts .
best hair dryer everdryer with multiple speed and heat settings. Depending on the condition of your hair, you will want to use different dryer settings. For example, if your hair is only damp instead of wet, you'll want a lower heat setting. If you're drying your hair to fit a certain style, then the different speed settings will come in handy. dryer that weighs less than 1 lb. Professional grade hair dryers tend to be very light because they are designed to be held and used all day long. However, even if you're only drying your hair after you get out of the shower, a lighter blow dryer will be more comfortable to use. Furthermore, it'll allow you to more easily reach difficult-to-reach places on your head, resulting in a more even spread of heat.

IONIC Hair, What does this mean?

I was shopping for a new hair dryer and noticed that there is a wide price range ($70-$250) as well as some pretty bold claims being made by these products. In particular, I noticed many of the more expensive hair dryers (and flat irons) are labelled "ionic." The listed benefits of "ionic" ranged from "helps hair dry faster" to "makes hair shinier" and even "makes hair healthier." It's not often that you see "hair dryer" and "healthy" in the same sentence so I decided I needed to do a little research to help decipher some of these claims.
best ionic hair dryerWhat does ionic really mean?
An ion is a charged component that a chemical can be broken down into that can have a negative or positive charge. Your hair has both negative and positively charged places on it, which helps certain hair care products work better and the water in wet hair is positive; ionic dryers that emit negative ions cause globs of H2O (water )molecules to divide into smaller particles that evaporate faster, says Louis Hechter, founder, Orbite Salon, QC. The result is less frying time. Conditioners contain positively-charged ingredients that attach themselves to the negatively-charged sites on your hair which allow them to stay there and treat your hair, strengthening it. Ionic appliances are releasing ions onto your hair to offer benefit but as I said above ions actually interacting with what’s on your hair (water and or product) not the hair itself so the ions help the styling products you are using work better hence giving you better results. Bottom Line Some of the higher end and more expensive appliances like Kadori hair dryer using ceramic and tourmaline to achieve faster heat up and get hotter than traditional appliances and because ionic ones help water evaporate faster they all result in a shorter dry time which does less damage to the hair. If you don't use heat protecting products and worried about drying time you can certainly get a quality Kadori LIA hair dryer without breaking the bank!

Complete guide: Hair Dryer

best volume toolsIf you own a hair dryer (unlike salon blow-out addict), you probably use it every day to take your locks from soaking wet to dry enough to head out the door. And that's probably because you have no clue how to get the most out of this heat styling tool. It's never too late to learn, so we've put together a handy hair dryer guide with tips from celebrity hairstylist Tony Ricci and Kadori Hair brand ambassador and hairstylist Edwin Johnston. Invest in wattage, but turn down the heat. It seems every new type of hair dryer is always touted as being hotter than the next. However, Tony cautions against using extremely high heat settings, as they're probably not necessary for the DIYer. "A blow dryer that falls within the 1875 watts range is great for anyone to use at home," says Edwin. "Personally, I like to feel my dryer blow the hair and feel like my tool is working. You can always turn down the heat, but still maintain power." If you're someone who wants to set curls or simply blow dry your bangs, he recommends purchasing a dryer with a lower wattage because you're not necessarily trying to minimize your blow dry time. Different types of hair require different levels of heat. best ionic dryerThe different heat levels should be adjusted to suit your hair texture and condition, according to Ricci. He explains, "The high heat is available for really thick or coarse hair, and to remove excessive moisture when the hair is really wet, but always remember to keep the dryer moving and never focus on one portion of the hair for too long. The low setting is perfect for thin or fragile hair. If your hair is only damp instead of wet, it is important to use the low heat setting to prevent over-drying." As far as that mysterious "cool shot" button, it seals the hair cuticle, setting the final look for long-lasting hold and adds shine. Ricci adds, "When your hair is about 80 percent dry, switch over to the cool shot. All your hair needs at this stage in drying is the finishing touches, and the cool shot adequately completes the drying and protects against overheating." Edwin believes the "cool shot" is also great to lock in a curl, or if you set your hair in curlers, it works to cool down your hair and lock in the waves as desired. Not all hair dryer types are created the same, so know which kind to use. "The ionic technology creates millions of negative ions, and what the ionic hair dryers help to do is break down the water molecule," says Tony. "That allows the blow dryer to dry your hair much faster and that's because you're not only using heat and the force of the air flow, but you have this new technology that helps to break down water as well." The big problem with using ionic hair dryers, according to Tony, is that people don't know when to stop. "Your hair is hot and you're running your brush through it and you don't take the time to notice when your hair is actually dry," he says. "So I think that a lot of people are over-drying their hair, especially around the face." Blondes mostly have this issue because they're getting their hairline highlighted all the time so that it looks natural and they don't have so much grow-out. Ceramic dryers emit non-damaging infra-red heat, which Edwin states dries the hair gently for added heat protection. While tourmaline hair dryers emit infra-red heat and negative ions, making the heat much gentler on the hair during styling for a shinier and less frizzy finish. It also enables the hair to endure much higher levels of heat without creating damage. Tony prefers to use the the Kadori LIA2500X Pro Dryer, as this is an ionic dryer with a tourmaline-boosted ceramic system. The combination of all three elements provides the professional with the safest and quickest styling option. The right hair dryer attachment can help take the stress out of styling. While a lot of people don't use diffusers any-more, Ricci believes more than just curly-haired girls can benefit from this attachment. "I think it's great because instead of concentrating the heat in one area, it distributes it very broadly. A customer with even a light, natural wave whose looking to enhance it can use a diffuser to add body or bounce to their hair," he explains. Edwin suggests that those with curly and wavy hair textures use the diffuser at the low heat setting. This ill help to lift the hair and release a gentle, indirect stream of warm air that is not overpowering so that your curls don’t become tangled, frizzy and unmanageable. Concentrators direct and focus the air output when you are styling to control frizz and style outcome. Edwin uses them to get straight or softly waved looks. His pro tip: Hold the concentrator closely to the hair, leaving a few inches in between. Use a rounded brush, pulling as tightly as reasonable to get the best results from the concentrator. No matter what type of hair dryer you use, remember to apply a heat protection product first. "Protection serums, lotions and sprays are the best way to ensure your hair stays protected during styling," says Tony. Even if you're blow-drying every four days, you're likely touching up in between with a curling or flat iron.

Look for the LOOPED Bun

The beauty & hair industry is constantly changing. There are so many creative artists out there but most of the time, we build off of each other. For example, someone creates something, and someone else recrediorates the same concept but with a new brilliant aspect. When something new comes out, it is so exciting. We are totally obsessing over this awesome one-of-a-kind ponytail that Guido Palau created for the Dior Couture Spring 2015 show.
This chic and sleek ponytail compliments the classic Dior style. This innovative ponytail morphs classic into futuristic by adding negative space with the linked rings. Want to get this look? Start by making a horizontal parting from the top of ears around the back of your head. Take the bottom section and neatly comb the hair upwards and secure it under the top section. Take the top section and comb it over to form a smaller ponytail. When securing the pony tail, form a loose looped bun by not pulling the tail completely out of the band. Next, take plastic rings and link them through your looped bun. Next, secure an added extension pony tail to the linked rings. 

Hair styles- get the best volume!

Whether you’re looking to turn it up or rein it in, volume’s just about every girl’s obsession when it comes to hair. We checked in with top stylists across the country for their best volume tips.

 TURN UP THE VOLUME
Fine hair doesn't have to be flat and limp. Here are some tips on how to pump up the volume.Understand your hair. “Most of us have combination hair, limp at the roots/dry ends. In this case you need to specifically address scalp and base of hair with your choice of volumizing shampoo, then find a heavier more moisturising conditioner and only apply to mid-shaft and ends,” says Daniel beniot, founder of pure salon in Montreal.Maintain a hanbest volume toolsds-off policy. “Keep your hands out of your hair throughout the day as the natural oils on your hands may weigh the hair down,” adds Daniel. Use the right products right where they’re needed. “Start by blow-drying about 20 percent of the water out of your hair,” says Tony Ricci, founder of Ricci Hair Co. in Edmonton. “Then apply your
Volume product . I love Tecniart Volume Lift by L’Oreal Professional. Its directional applicator allows you to get the product right at the roots, which is where fine hair needs it. Keep blow-drying your hair until it is almost dry, then use a round brush to add some height.”Don’t go overboard with your blow dryer setting. “The dryer should be medium-hot. If it’s too hot, the heat will electrify fine hair and make it static-y,” says Tony.Give your hair a fresh, clean start. “Make sure you’re using a shampoo that doesn't weigh your hair down,” says Michael Crispel, a stylist at Blonde Salon in Toronto. Look for a light, deep cleansing shampoo. Michael swears by using KMS California Wash once a week. Get rolling. Louis Hechter, founder and director of Orbit Salon in Montreal, recommends using a roll brush or hot rollers to increase volume on fine hair. When blow-drying your hair, “roll your hair and then loosen the roll to release the brush and use a hair clip to clip the roll into place and then do the second layer of hair,” he says. “Let it cool down—go eat your breakfast, for example—and then remove the clips and shake out your hair,” says Louis. Using this method will give soft, natural volume without twisting the hair too much. If you prefer to use hot rollers, he suggests starting the roller at the middle of your hair—not at the ends—to add volume rather than intense curl.