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Our Favorite Spring Nail Shades

Spring is here and around our office we couldn’t be more excited. Soon we’ll be able to shed our jackets, see greener landscape out our windows and enjoy a patio lunch. There’s nothing like feeling refreshed.

I polled our the fabulous girls behind our website and social media team to find out how they’re rejuvenating their nail colors for these brighter days. Our favorite colors right now include some gold tints and pastel hues.

Our Favorite Spring Nail Shades #SallyBeauty Our staff picks (L to R): Stardust Blush, In A Lilly Bit, Thistle Do Nicely,
Spring In My Step, Amazon Amazoff, Luxe, Rockin’ Renaissance


“My obsession with all things rose gold this spring knows no limits, which is why I’m loving Stardust Blush from the FingerPaints Shredded Chromes collection. It hits all the musts on my list – the perfect shade, a sparkly finish and a fantastic formula.” – Lindsey, Social Media Manager


“Currently my favorite Spring color is China Glaze In A Lilly Bit. It’s a lighter shade of purple that’s almost neutral, but still pastel.” – Donna, Social Media Content Coordinator


“China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely has just the right amount of sweet coral to welcome spring, and a hint of fiery red to give winter the boot.  It’s the perfect accessory for any spring outfit without looking like a walking Easter egg.” – Kayla, eCommerce Merchandise Coordinator


“My current nail crush is OPI Amazon Amazoff – it’s the definition of a perfect teal with a hint of shimmer.  It adds a pop of color to my usual all black attire, and is a constant reminder of my Hawaiian vacation in a few months!” – Kirsten, eCommerce Site Merchandiser


“You can’t go wrong with Spring In My Step from the City Flourish Collection! The name itself gives a shout out to the season. It’s a great neutral color that complements nicely the bright hues I plan on donning this spring.”
Cami, Email Deployment Coordinator


“My go-to nail shade is Orly Naughty in the winter months. As the weather turns warmer and my wardrobe starts to include shades of coral and blue, I turn to Orly Luxe. This shimmery, warm, metallic shade is the perfect accent for the brighter shades of Spring.” – Shana, eCommerce Site Merchandise Manager


“I’m really into the nude colors this spring.  I love to pair them with FingerPaints Rockin’ Renaissance.  It’s a pale pink textured glitter that goes well with most nude colors or by itself.” – Susan, Sr. Search Marketing Manager


We want to see your Spring manis! What colors make your day brighter? Share a pic with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.



Friday Fashion Poll

la-lh-pantone-color-year-2014-radiant-orchid-001Pantone recently released their pick for 2014′s Color of the Year, and the winner is Radiant Orchid!

What do you think? Will you be incorporating more of this fuchsia-esque color into your wardrobe this year, or do you think Pantone missed the mark?

So is it a do or don’t? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Also be sure to check out our Pantone board on Pinterest for some Radiant Orchid inspiration!

Previous years’ Pantone Colors:

2013 Emerald
2012 Tangerine Tango
2011 Honeysuckle

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BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine

curl geniusHow many times have you gotten frustrated because your curling iron just would not give you that perfect curl you wanted?

Well, we have found the solution for you! We are excited to introduce the Sally Beauty exclusive, BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine. This tool gives you a revolutionary way to create curls by automatically forming one perfect curl after another, on any hair length or texture.

I know you are wondering, “How does this actually work?” Well here’s how –

The BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine automatically draws the hair strand into its Titanium Curl Chamber. Once the hair is inside, it is held, heated and perfectly timed according to your preferred time/temperature settings.

Once the hair is curled and set, the machine will actually tell you that it’s finished curling by making a couple of beeps. Cool huh?! Then, all you have to do is open the handles to release a beautiful curl, and repeat for consistently gorgeous results.

As I mentioned earlier, the Curl Genius also allows you to control temperature and time, which provides the flexibility to form loose waves or tighter curls. Depending on your hair type, more time/higher heat will give you the boldest, longest-lasting curls. Smaller sections of hair will give you tighter spirals; larger sections (up to 1.5” wide) will give more gentle waves.

  • 2 Heat Settings – 390 and 430
  • Time settings – 8, 10, 12 seconds
  • Use less time and/or lower heat for fine hair; more time/higher heat for thicker, textured hair
  • Do NOT use on synthetic hair

If you love flawless, effortless or perfect curls, this is a definitely must have styling tool!

Curl Genius_2I absolutely love the Curl Genius! In my opinion, there is no easier or faster way to create such beautiful curls. My hair tends to have a problem holding curls, which is the reason why I hardly ever curl my hair! When I curled my hair with the Curl Genius, my curls lasted all day even after being outside for hours. I can finally have long-lasting curls!

By the way, I did not use any hair styling product and the curls still came out gorgeous! That’s the power of the BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine!

The BeLissPRO Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine will be available at various Sally Beauty Supply stores starting August 1st. Be one of the first ones to own this revolutionary hair curling machine! Don’t wait to purchase yours!


Plugged In Bubble Wand

Don’t you love those beach waves that all of the celebrities are wearing on the red carpet this season? I know I do! The problem is, I had no idea how they created them.

I tried curling iron after curling iron, and never got that perfectly imperfect curl that they had. Then I tried the Plugged In Vintage Glamour Bubble Wand. Not only is this one of the easiest to use curling tools out there, I finally created those perfect beach waves!

All you do is clip the end of a 1” section under the heated clip and curl your hair up. The bubble wand does the rest! Now we can all look like a celebrity.

Friday Fashion Poll

I’m a major fall/winter girl and love nothing more than that first crisp autumn day, but this year I’m already craving all things spring. Which is obviously a problem since it’s only January! I may have a long way to go until I can break out bare legs and flirty skirts, but for now I’m dreaming about spring and fun beauty trends.

There are lots of great trends that we’ll be exploring during the upcoming Fridays, but I thought I’d throw out a few today and see what you think. Some like strong brows have been around for awhile, but with all the crazy colors that have been super popular, I was a little surprised to see nude, pale pinks and white nails on the radar.

What about you? What spring trends are you looking forward to? Anyone else suffering from spring fever?

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Making deep waves

I absolutely love the lace trend for fall, and have discovered the perfect hair style to pair with this romantic look. Think old school glamour and very feminine, lady-like style, like an old school beauty bombshell.

I thought it would be complicated to create, but as it turns out there is a tool to A product thumbnail of Hot Shot Tools Nano Ceramic Deep Wavertackle this job. The Hot Shot Tools Deep Waver created the perfect waves very easily. Here is a short tutorial on how to do it:

  • Separate a strand of hair 2-3 inch wide.
  • Run a comb through the section to make sure there are no tangles.
  • Take the iron and clamp the hair as close to the head as you can without touching the scalp.  
  • Hold it for about 15-20 seconds and unclamp.
  • Do not slide the iron on the hair because then you will undo the beautiful waves.
  • Continue along the section of hair until there is a wave pattern from the top of your head to the ends. It will take you a couple of sections to get the technique down but after a little practice the process will go by quickly.
  • After it’s all done, use hair spray to set the waves. You can shake your head to give it a more natural look, or leave them alone to get a more defined wave pattern. Either way your hair will have super romantic, great looking style!

What’s your favorite hair style for fall?

Spring Trends Part 2

There are so many great trends this spring that I couldn’t limit myself to the six I featured on Wednesday. Here are a few more of my very favorite looks of the season that I can’t wait to rock:

What’s not to love about a hairstyle that’s business in the front, party in the back?

Animal prints are in and what a better way to show off this trend than with leopard print hair?

The Snooki Pouff  isn’t just for Jersey girls anymore!

Forget golden bronze skin, Oompa Loompa orange is the shade I plan to sport! I think it goes great with all the bright clothes we’re seeing stores, don’t you?

The bigger the better this spring, with 80s inspired hair!

Ladies, put down the tweezers and embrace that unibrow. It’s all about being natural this spring.
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Spring Trends

Are you a trend follower? I try to keep up on the latest styles, but not all of them are easy for me to follow. Some new trends are a piece of cake to adopt, like sporting the latest must-have polish shade, and others are a little scarier for me…like bangs. (I have a major cowlick issue, so the fear is warranted.)

I was reading a beauty trend report yesterday and it got me curious about how many people are in the same boat as me, and how many of you are more dedicated trendsters.

So, faithful readers. How many of these spring trends are you embracing? Which ones are a no go?

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Golden Globes – Get the look!

On Monday I asked you to vote for which Golden Globes looks were made of Solid Gold or Fool’s Gold. The results were mixed, but pretty much everyone agreed that the tornado inspired updo, with a net thrown in for kicks, was NOT the look of the night.

Here are the looks you did like and how to get them:

Look #1 – Berry lips, French twist with plenty of volume at the crown

  1. Palladio Lip Ink in Berry
  2. Good Hair Days Magic Grip Pins
  3. Ion Anti-frizz Rattail Comb
  4. So Gorgeous Volumizing Hair Spray

Look #2 – Flushed cheeks, peach lips, golden blonde hair

  1. Ion Color Brilliance Demi Permanent Hair Color in Very Light Golden Blonde
  2. Palladio Mosaic Bronzer in Pink Truffle
  3. Femme Couture Plump Up The Color in Nude Burst
  4. Clairol Shimmer Lights Shampoo

Look #3 – Girly updo, mega lashes, neutral lips

  1. Revlon Quick Clip 2 Shag
  2. Real Colors Lip Fury Lip Gloss
  3. Ardell Fashion Lashes #101 Demi
  4. Sta-Rite Hair Pins

Best Tressed

The results are in!

Once again, the Sally Beauty Supply Best Tressed® annual survey names top celebrity styles – and those that fell short of fabulous.

Lady Gaga’s over-the-top hair styles were voted least favorite for the second year in a row. This year’s survey found that women love the luscious locks of songstress and American Idol Judge Jennifer Lopez.  Tom Selleck rose to the top of the pack in the men’s category, while David Hasselhoff’s retro ‘do was rated as the worst. Halle Berry’s hot-mom hairstyle was overwhelmingly voted the best of the nominees in the pixie cut category.

The Top 3 in Each Category

Best Hairstyle in 2010 (Female)                                   Best Hairstyle in 2010 (Male)

1.   Jennifer Lopez                                                          1.   Tom Selleck

2.   Beyonce’ Knowles                                                    2.   Ryan Reynolds

3.   Katy Perry                                                               3.   Justin Bieber

Worst Hairstyle in 2010 (Female)                                  Worst Hairstyle in 2010 (Male)

1.   Lady Gaga                                                             1.    David Hasselhoff

2.   Dolly Parton                                                          2.    Brett Michaels

3.   Miley Cyrus                                                           3.    DJ Pauly D

The Sally Beauty Supply Best Tressed® Survey polled results from 1,000 women and was conducted by MarketTools, Inc. The survey ran from December 13, 2010 to December 16, 2010. 

What do you think? Do you agree with the results? Let us know in the comments!