4 posts tagged "Ouidad"
BAY LEAF (bey leef) / n. / 1. Also known as Laurus nobilis, the aromatic foliage of the bay laurel tree, which is native to the Mediterranean region and commonly grown in Turkey for export; n. / 2. / Flora used as a symbol of honor in Greek mythology and to make wreaths for ancient Greek Olympians; n. / 3. / An insecticide popular in the Middle Ages that is rich in lauric acid; n. / 4. / An herb frequently used to flavor stocks, sauces, and roasted meats with a rich, savory flavor; n. / 5. / A detoxifying oil rich in eugenol, a compound commonly found in cloves, which inspires healthier hair growth by clearing out build-up from the scalp and follicles. E.g., “Bay leaf keeps bugs at bay, soups savory, and hair long.”
Try it: Ouidad Mediterranean Bay Leaf Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment, $36, www.sephora.com.
You know a piece of Pamela Love jewelry when you see it. In the six or so years that she has been crafting earrings, rings, bangles, and the like, Love has established a distinctive style that takes its cues from traditional tribal African patterns and astronomy, botanical drawings, and even ancient Mexican folk art, giving each one of her painstakingly created designs the feel of a modern artifact. Besides earning a host of accessory-fiend fans with her popular talon and turquoise offerings, Love has also collaborated with the triumvirate of major retailers (J.Crew, Opening Ceremony, and Topshop), and attracted plenty of attention and magazine real estate for her own eclectic personal style (her wedding last summer at Montauk’s Ruschmeyer’s was chronicled by Vogue). Here, the New York native shares some of the local primping outposts and the products she relies on.
The Instant Refresh: Joanna Vargas
“I go to her salon for the light treatments and triple-crown facial—when you leave here, you actually look younger and more refreshed. It’s absolutely incredible. And she makes amazing products. Her daily serum is so perfect for everyday and is great at moisturizing.”
Available at www.joannavargas-skincare.com.
The Curl Conductors: Ouidad
“Ouidad Salon is great for anyone who has curly hair and doesn’t trust just any stylist to touch their locks. They really are the curl authorities.”
For more information, visit www.ouidad.com.
The Wellness Authority: Dr. Frank Lipman
“I love Eleven Eleven Wellness by Dr. Frank Lipman for the amazing protein shakes and vitamins. Dr. Lipman has totally changed the way I see food. It’s more of a source of energy, so I’ve started trying to be much better about not eating junk, even when I’m stressed. His shakes are very important for vegetarians.”
For more information, visit www.drfranklipman.com.
The Acupuncture Artists: YinOva Center
“Another great way for me to de-stress and clear my head is with acupuncture at YinOva Center. They have great practitioners who really get to the root of the problem.”
For more information, visit www.yinovacenter.com.
For our curly-haired California readers, Spa Week isn’t the only deal you can cash in on in the coming days. The Ouidad Salon in Santa Monica is offering a complimentary Deep Treatment when you book a signature “Carve and Slice” haircut, for a limited time. Typically a $90 value, the protein- and amino acid-rich formulation feeds and strengthens your hair while rebuilding the inner layer of each strand. We had the pleasure of having a similar service at the Queen of Curls’ New York outpost before fashion week this season, and it gave us a lot more shine plus the added bit of bounce we needed to make the backstage rounds. Call (310) 393-3542 to book your appointment, and bring a printed copy of this coupon with you.
Despite their reputation for having perma-tans and long, golden corn-silk hair, there are in fact many Southern California natives who break this mythical mold. For the pale, curly-haired minority, redemption is coming courtesy of New York’s “Queen of Curl,” Ouidad. Her 57th Street flagship in midtown Manhattan is a beacon for the legions that consider her book, Curl Talk, something of a bible. This week, her new salon in Santa Monica finally opens, making the hair healer’s words of wisdom and specialized styling prowess accessible from sea to shining sea. Her new digs have more of a boutique feel, with just four styling chairs. But the same kind of textured-hair expertise available at her East Coast mainstay will come standard here, too, with a team of stylists fully versed in Ouidad’s patented “carve and slice” trimming technique as well as her “rake and shake” styling approach.
The Ouidad Salon on Montana Avenue is located at 1230 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, Calif. For more information, call (310) 393-3542.