On every runway, the focus wasn’t just on clothes, but on HAIR. And one thing The Advice Sisters really noticed was the trend towards adding hair jewelry from simple, to simply crazy! Hair accessories are an easy way to update your look, make a statement, and have fun with your hair, whether it’s long, short, thin, thick, curly, straight or barely there! Scunci and Conair are both synonymous with affordable, trendy, hair items. Both companies have gobs of great products to style and accessories, and have fun with your hair.
Here are a few of my favorites from Conair and Scunci:
Hair Chalk is one of the hottest, effortless and mot fun ways to add color, literally, to your hair. Scunci hair chalk is a wash-out product that you apply by sliding thin or thick pieces of hair through a little plastic tool fitted out with two pieces of “chalk.” It is a easy as running your hair through a flat iron (but there’s no heat or damage) You get two colors in a package (our had pink and green) but you can also get purple and other colors. Create your own “more” look by coloring just tips or halfway up your hair, or do a full streak from root to tip. For ore intensity, just keep running the chalk over the same spot until you get the desired shade. The fix it with hair spray to make it longer lasting. But when you’re ready to get rid of the color, just rinse it out in the shower. I’m including this little video, because the product is new, and novel. What do you think of it? Scunci Hair Chalk costs $7.99 at Walgreens, Walmart and CVS, among other mass market retailers.
For more traditional ornamentation, a clip or headband, or a colorful pony elastic, will add instant allure to your hair. Whether you’re going to the gym, or traveling, or just want to spiff up your style in an easy easy, Scünci® No-Slip Grip® Evolution™ hair items offer firm, all-day hold featuring soft, waterproof silicone that is virtually unbreakable, but even though these stay put like iron, you can easily pull them out of your hair without any “Ouch”! I love the pony elastics that come in sherbert colors, some embellished with rhinestones for added bling. Add one to the end of your braid (braids are a must for Fall). Ditto the hair bands that come in a 4-pack of black silicone and elastic bands, some with silver thread, others printed with sebra, and even a pretty scalloped silicone band that’s perfect for travel. For updos and thicker hair I love these large, traditional barrettes in a three pack of back, silver and pink, or two slightly wider clips festooned with white dots, in gold and silver.
At the Cesar Galindo Spring Summer 2014 Runway Show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week just weeks ago, models wore barrettes in their hair, vertically. Check out how incredible this looks (and it is so insanely easy to create this look for yourself_! At SRP: $2.99–$5.99 Available at mass retailers and drugstores nationwide.
Another affordable company with plenty of fans and tons of tools and styling items, is Conair. They’ve got a flat iron that is just $34.99 but it has Bamboo extract + carbon + gentle ceramic heat for frizz-free, static-free, high-shine results. Bamboo is a sustainable wood and used in a lot of different ways, but it’s new as a styling surface for hair. The rounded edges of the iron let you flip, straighten or add waves with 30 variable heat settings up to 410°F, 30-second instant heat-up, and 2 plate sizes (11/8″ and 1½”) , food for all hair types and textures. There is also an auto shutoff and a limited three-year warranty guarantee and even dual voltage for travel. Wise, affordable, versatile, and really effective!
To help get your hair sleeker and less frizzy and styled as you want it, try one of Conair’s new Carbon Smooth Fat Drying Anti-Static brushes (srp. $7.00). I tried the small round brush to add curls and volume. A carbon plate and bristles help dry hair quickly, add shine and reduce static, while rows of vents allow airflow from your blow-dryer to reach hair faster drying and styling, while a combo of boar and nylon bristles distributes scalp’s own oils to smooth and add shine. There are different styles and sizes including vent brushes and a range of “porcupine” and round brushes. While my thick hair didn’t dry that much faster (maybe a little), the brush made it much easier to style without leaving a halo of frizz. For that alone, it’s give this affordable styling too, thumbs up!
For another easy way to get curls, waves and volume from one product, my favorite new affordable tool is this set of adjustable curlers called Adjust a Curl. You can pack them flat for travel, then roll them to precisely the sizes you want when you need them. The no clip rollers stay put and they are completely effective without heat or other things that can damage your hair. The set is under $23.00 for four rollers. It’s a new must-have!
Get Conair products in drug and mass market retailers, nationwide.