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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If you’ve been reading BOND EN AVANT for some time now, then you know my hair woes. If you’re new, let me begin by saying, “Hi, my name is Amy and my hair is thinning,” along my hairline to be exact. The thinning began almost a year and a half ago when I dabbled in veganism for a few months. My body felt amazing, but once my hair started falling out that was the end of that. I found out later that a food sensitivity to the bean agglutinin in legumes was the cause. I immediately went back to eating…

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