The perfect salon blowout is all about bounce, shine, volume and movement. As much as we would like to have our stylist at on-call for home appointments, most days we’re in charge of the mane event. To help us achieve that salon-quality look, we turned to celebrity hairdresser, Albert Whitehead (who styles the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta as well as actresses, Ashley Tisdale and Porsha Williams), who shares his tips on how to re-create the perfect blow dry at home!

A Great Blow Dry Starts in the Shower:  “Rinse with cold water after conditioning,” instructs Whitehead, because it helps to seal the hair cuticle and results in extra shiny tresses. “When you towel dry, be sure to grab and gently squeeze hair to remove excess moisture – never rub your hair (it causes frizz) or wrap it on top of your head (it flattens roots).”

Use a Professional-Grade Heat Protectant:  Heat styling without any protection can lead to dull, lifeless locks so be sure to use a thermal protectant to adequately shield your hair from unnecessary damage. “We love a foam protectant like STYLUS ‘Be Protected’ thermal protectant foam, as the unique delivery system enables even product distribution and consistent protection,” Whitehead shares. For additional volume and body, he recommends layering it with a volumizing mousse and/or root lift spray. Read more of this story »


Known for her girl-next-door appeal, actress Natalie Portman, 35, vamped it up for Dior’s newest makeup product, Rouge Dior Liquid. The long-wearing liquid lip stain promises twelve hours of continuous coverage and is available in three special effects choices: matte, metal, or satin.  Dior launched its latest Miss Dior campaign with Portman, last week.

The actress began her longstanding association with the luxury brand in 2010.  “I’ve been working with Dior for so long and they have been so incredibly supportive of me and my career,” she shared with British Vogue last year.  “I have also been lucky enough to travel to some pretty incredibly places with them, giving me time in foreign countries I may not otherwise get to experience.  Also it’s a great honour to be in the company of great women such as Jennifer Lawrence, Marion Cotillard, Rihanna and Charlize Theron and I feel lucky to be with them as peers.”



Kylie Jenner’s Limited Edition 20th Birthday Collection debuted Tuesday to great fanfare.  For those who wanted it all, there was Kylie Cosmetics’ I Want It All Birthday Bundle (retail $325),which sold out out in mere hours.  Beauties were able to score Twenty Lip Kits for $30, Ultra Glow Kylighters for $14, and Bedazzled Candy K Matte Liquid Lipsticks for $60.  Several high-ticket bundles remain available.  With a re-stock scheduled for Friday at noon (PST), there will be another chance to have it all!