Browsing Archive: August, 2014

Hairdryers in the EU Could See Their Power Capped by 30%

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Saturday, August 30, 2014, In : News 

An article published by the Daily Telegraph this week highlighted a European Commission report that potentially aims to cap the power that hairdryers can utilise.

Findings by environmental research body Oeko-Institut studied 46 hairdryer models and found that the power can range from 960W to 2100W (an average of 1,937W). When calculated against an average use time of 12 minutes, this concluded an estimated energy consumption of 78 kWh in a year. To put that into perspective, it's the equivalen...
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RED CARPET REPORT: The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, In : Red Carpet 

The glitz, the glamour... this years Emmys red carpet was a wonderfully sparkling affair with wonderful, well-coiffed hair!

Here's my top 10 favourites, (in no particular order).

Kelly Osbourne's mohawk



This girl seriously knows how to give us variety. Over the past few times I've blogged her red carpet looks, the only thing that seems to stay constant is that signature lilac hue. This time she flaunted a freshly-shorn mohawk and the fairly recent 'stories' tattoo. This was fabulously femmed-up ...

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RED CARPET REPORT: The MTV Video Music Awards 2014

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, In : Red Carpet 

I'm just going to come out and say this up front: the red carpet for this years VMAs was predominantly a parade for predictable and unimaginative hairstyles. There was way too much of the 'loose-curls-stroke-glamorous-undone-wave'. Usually music industry awards shows tend to bring the fun, but I was left a little unenthused. So much so that I'm going to do one of my quick 'Top 5' edits for this show and save the deep discussion for the much-more interesting Emmys.

Thankfully, there were a few ...
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Shampoo Could Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Friday, August 22, 2014, In : News 

I have long been telling my clients that they should cut down on shampooing. I wash my hair once a week, and I think twice, maybe three times is the most anybody should be doing it. And I'm not the only one. Two news articles were emailed to me on the same day last week - one concerning a well-established industry professional, the other a beauty blogger, both of whom advocate not only cutting down on shampoo, but stopping use altogether.

Why is this happening? Well, let me start with my own r...
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Potential Cure for Alopecia Areata is Investigated

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Friday, August 22, 2014, In : News 

News came through this week of three human trial subjects suffering alopecia areata who grew back a full head of hair within five months. It has certainly flared up a lot of excitement, and these three people are reportedly very happy with the results. But how has this happened, and does it mean that we could kiss goodbye to baldness for good?

Believe me when I say the investigation into this one has been a real challenge. Biochemistry doesn't come naturally to most people, myself included, so...
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Would You Have Your Hair Burned For $200?

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Saturday, August 9, 2014, In : News 

Every couple of years, something comes on to the hairdressing scene and just doesn't go away. A few years back it was the Brazilian Keratin Treatment, sometimes referred to as the semi-permanent blow-dry. Then we had ombré, which somehow mutated into several forms that claim to be different, including dip-dye, balayage and flamboyage.

And the lastest one comes, once again, from Brazil, although it'll take more than intrigue to book yourself an appointment. Called velaterapia (literally 'candl...
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Hair In The Campaigns: Bimba y Lola AW14

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Thursday, August 7, 2014, In : Trends 

Well, I must admit I've never heard of Bimba y Lola until this season. So really, this is mostly about the visual...







Okay, so it's pretty much completely about the visual. I had to include this in my HITC series this season because there is a whole lotta hair going on there! This pelo largo, along with the makeup, came from the talented hands of successful Spanish stylist Pablo Iglesias.

If it seems a little weird and creepy, that's because this season's offerings from the brand are based on a ...

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Focused-Ion Beam Technology Could Be the Non-Dye Answer to Permanent Hair Colour

Posted by Donnie Morissette on Friday, August 1, 2014, In : News 

Ever wondered if you could permanently change your hair colour with just the sweep of a flat iron? Well, probably not, but new researched published this week by Prof. Zeyd Leseman et al. at the University of New Mexico suggests that one day you may be able to do just that.

The paper, entitled 'Nano-Patterning of Diffraction Gratings on Human Hair for Cosmetic Purposes', is the result of experimentation with Focused-Ion Beam (FIB) technology to etch the hair surface into a diffraction grating, ...
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