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 with the…

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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 and Malcolm…

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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 conscious. Like…

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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 grass-fed, organic…

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Colored shampoos to help you maintain your color.

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