Um when did salt sprays get so AMAZING?! While I know a thing or two about skincare and makeup, when it comes to hair I’ve only recently (this past year) realized investing in good haircare makes a huge difference. This is partially due to the fact that I was all consumed for so long with skincare and the fact that my hair was (emphasis on ‘was’ pretty low maintenance. For decades, my hair was relatively low maintenance: long, straight, air dried well and looked O.K. with an uncomplicated, cheap haircut. I paid little heed to it and cared for it…

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Dandruff is an on-again off-agin issue for me. I’ve written about it in the past and found temporary relief switching from Costco shampoo/conditioner (what was I thinking ?! shudders*) to better quality salon haircare – though at the expense of my skin; my hairline became irritated to the sodium laurel sulfates and synthetic preservatives in the salon products I started using resulting in small, red itchy bumps to appear. I switched again, but this time to green haircare products and I noticed serious improvements in my scalp and dandruff. I’ve been using consistently the Rahua Voluminous Shampoo & Conditioner (full…

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After sitting in celebrity hair stylist, Kristen Shaw’s, chair at her newly launched Venice salon, Cabin, I walked out with the best.haircut.of.my.life. Hyperbole? Absolutely, not. This hair cut deserves excessive praise. (See here for pics of my hair – air dried?!)  Typically, I hate my hair after a fresh cut and it’s not until a month goes by allowing the blunt ends to soften that I love it. Yet, with Kristen’s scissor + clipper technique, which she learned working for one of the most esteemed hair stylists in New York City, April Barton, whose clients include Ethan Hawke, U2’s Bono…

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Tucked away from the bustling crowds clamoring to shop and dine at Abbott Kinney’s trendy offerings resides Kristen Shaw’s one room hair studio. Easily missed, a simple, weathered wooden sign hangs above a narrow pathway leading to her back bungalow that reads simply – Cabin. The newly opened, one room hair salon is unassuming, yet elegant, just like her sign. Rustic wooden touches and potted succulents read relaxed sophistication. And a phthalo blue accent wall displaying artisanal cards and trendy wellness brands, like Moon Juice and Agent Nateur, oozes good taste, but not the kind that makes you feel self…

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If you read my earlier review of the natural haircare brand, Rahua, you know switching to green haircare products has helped immensely with my two biggest hair concerns: hair thinning/weakening and dermatitis along my hairline. (Read my earlier review for more details.) I just finished up using the Rahua Voluminous Shampoo and Conditioner, which I love (aside from the fact that the shampoo is difficult to lather), so I decided to purchase and test out their new Color Full line. While I noticed some amazing product experience improvements, I also saw some ingredient drawbacks that led to the return of…

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