10 Ways to Make Hair Less Oily

10 Ways to Make Hair Less Oily

We’ve all heard the advice; don’t wash your hair everyday! Well for some of us, it’s not that simple is it? If you have oily skin, you probably also have an oily scalp that makes your hair greasy, faster than normal. We can’t change our genetics, some people produce more oils than others, it is […]

How to Give Straight Hair Natural Looking Curls & Waves

How to Give Straight Hair Natural Looking Curls & Waves

When we first saw the video for Twiddle Stics we thought they looked like such a fun styling tool but wondered if it would really be any faster or better than our good old curling irons. The sticks quickly proved our thinking wrong and made us never doubt them again…pretty powerful sticks if you ask […]

Using Apple Cider Vinegar to Cure Dandruff

Using Apple Cider Vinegar to Cure Dandruff

I’m a big believer in cutting back on as many chemicals as possible when it comes to what we put in and on our bodies. Home remedies have almost always proven more successful for me than solutions sold by big companies. Dry, itchy, flaky scalps are something many people suffer from…especially if you have to […]

What Too Much Protein did to my Hair

What Too Much Protein did to my Hair

  I got home from one coloring and when I looked closely at the hairs at the front of my hairline, they were frazzled; zig-zagging and definitely not smooth strands. I asked my stylist the next time I was in if they changed coloring brands and she said no, it was the same formula she […]

Product Review: Sleep-In Velcro Rollers

Product Review: Sleep-In Velcro Rollers

I first tried velcro rollers when I was in Jr. High, got a really bad perm, had it chemically straightened the next day and was left with frizzy, half wavy hair. I was given the advice to buy pop can sized velcro rollers and sleep in them every night in order to have sleek hair […]

How to Get Sarah Jessica Parker Curls w/ a Curling Iron

How to Get Sarah Jessica Parker Curls w/ a Curling Iron

After realizing that they curl AnnaSophia Robb’s hair each day for The Carrie Diaries in order to look like Sarah Jessica Parker’s, we though it couldn’t be that hard to achieve curls that look like you were born with them. So we pulled out our tiny curling irons to see what we could create… TOOLS […]

How to Wear Clip-In Bangs

How to Wear Clip-In Bangs

We really wanted to give clip in bangs a try and decided to pick some up from Images & Shades. We actually got the wrong color to match any of our blonds so we did our best to find a candidate without dying this set – having them blonder than our model’s hair help you […]

Caring for Thin or Fine Hair

Caring for Thin or Fine Hair

Your thin, fine hair can become full and glamorous with a few simple tips. Do three main things to achieve a desirable look.

How to Create a Messy Low-Do

How to Create a Messy Low-Do

This updo is perfect for any occasion, dress it up or dress it down! We’ve got the simple instructions so you can create this look on your own.

Hair Styling Products; Professional vs Store Brands

Hair Styling Products; Professional vs Store Brands

Odds are, at one point or another you’ve been at the salon or running your fingers through your tangled hair wondering what the difference is between “professional” hair products and the hair products you can buy from the discount stores for a lower price.  Well if that’s been you here’s a quick run-down to help you find […]

How To Protect Your Hair from Heat Damage

How To Protect Your Hair from Heat Damage

You’ve probably seen the girl who burned her hair off with a curling wand, if you haven’t watch below then read how you can avoid it.

How to Grow your Hair Long…and Fast!

How to Grow your Hair Long…and Fast!

This article is full of tips and tricks for growing your hair fast! Home remedies, nutrition, care and pills to help you reach your ideal length.

How To Make a Curling Wand

How To Make a Curling Wand

Got a drawer full of curling irons and aren’t sure if a curling wand is right for you? Try making your own in seconds with these simple steps.

Curling Wand vs. Curling Iron – which is best for your hair

Curling Wand vs. Curling Iron – which is best for your hair

Not too sure what the difference is between a curling iron and a curling wand? Find out what the pros and cons are of using a wand

How To Get Pastel Hair that Works for You

How To Get Pastel Hair that Works for You

Thinking about trying the pastel hair trend? Find out which colors are hot, what will work best for you and how to try it if you’re not committed.

Product Review – Phyto Phytoapaisant Shampoo

Product Review – Phyto Phytoapaisant Shampoo

This shampoo was suggested to me to help clear up a little dry patch on my scalp that just wouldn’t go away. Read on to find out if it worked…

What Exactly is a Helix Cut?

What Exactly is a Helix Cut?

Bye bye perms! Now you can cut curls into your hair with the Helix cutting technique. Find out how it works and who it works on.

Bridal Hair Inspiration

Bridal Hair Inspiration

Every bride wants their hairstyle to last on their big day. Find out some tips and tricks from a veteran hairstylist who knows bridal.

Product Review: Aveda Conflixor Liquid Gel

Product Review: Aveda Conflixor Liquid Gel

We gave this gel a try to hold all night at an awards show. It was a warm and windy day. Find out how this product held up through the night.

Product Review: Aveda Scalp Benefits Line

Product Review: Aveda Scalp Benefits Line

A shampoo that’s meant to help get your scalp back into balance. Perfect for those dry winters or humid summers when hair can get a little greasy.

How To Use Kevin Murphy Shimmer Bug

How To Use Kevin Murphy Shimmer Bug

We love showcasing the work of local salons on Mane Dish and thought it would be fun to feature certain looks sent to us throughout the week and have the stylist answer some questions about their look. We know there are so many products out there and when you find your favourite you are most […]

Feature Salon Look of the Week: Fishtail Crown Braid

Feature Salon Look of the Week: Fishtail Crown Braid

We love showcasing the work of local salons on Mane Dish and thought it would be fun to feature certain looks sent to us throughout the week and have the stylist answer some questions about the look. The Fishtail braid is so much fun and can be worn on any occasion and in different variations. […]

Perming Q&A for 2013 with MC College

Perming Q&A for 2013 with MC College

Perms have changed since the days of big hair and strong chemicals in the 80’s. They can look very natural and are more gentle on the hair these days.

Short Bobs & Pixie Cut Inspiration

Short Bobs & Pixie Cut Inspiration

Since we noticed short hair was a bit of a trend at this year’s Oscars and we took a look at Princess Diana’s shorter styles for our We Heart, we thought we’d gather some inspiration for those of you who are thinking about making the cut. Here are some local celebrities (ya, that’s you;) along […]

How To: DIY Hair Combs

How To: DIY Hair Combs

We did a lovely little “We Heart” feature this past Wednesday about hair combs & being the crafty little vixens we are, we made some of our own dang hair combs cuz that’s just how we roll!  Here they are, & please, be kind!;)

Look of the Week – Edmonton vintage lifestyle blogger, Retro Reporter

Look of the Week – Edmonton vintage lifestyle blogger, Retro Reporter

As we’ve said time and time again, we get a TON of our Style inspiration from Bloggers.  We are nosy individuals and quite enjoy this type of innocent online voyeurism!  Laurie Callsen is one of Mane Dish’s longtime beloved bloggers and is better known in the online world as “Retro Reporter“.   

Product Review: Davines PURIFYING Anti-Dandruff

Product Review: Davines PURIFYING Anti-Dandruff

It’s never fun to admit having the “D” word but it’s a fact of life and especially when you live in a cold, dry climate, mother nature can be a little harsh on your skin. it’s easy to keep your skin moisturized with lotions and chap stick but how do you keep your scalp moisturized […]

Braid How-Tos & Braid Tutorials!

Braid How-Tos & Braid Tutorials!

We know, we do a lot of posts on braids but it’s just because they’re so GREAT and gorgeous and you really can wear them so many ways! However, not everyone knows how to braid hair and some might require a little refresher course! If this is you, then this tutorial is one you’ll want […]

Product Review: Eufora’s Beautifying Elixirs

How to Get Volume with Pop Cans ….. or Beer Cans ;)

What a genius way to create large voluminous curls! I have velcro curlers this size that I use to sleep in when I got a perm in Junior High and regretted it the very next day. Don’t ask me why I got the perm or how I slept in them, I have no idea;) But […]

Product Review – Kevin Murphy BLONDE.ANGEL Wash & Treatment

Product Review – Kevin Murphy BLONDE.ANGEL Wash & Treatment

  Ponytails + Horseshoes treated us to a fab Kevin Murphy line called BLONDE. ANGEL. Which is a shampoo & conditioner/treatment designed to help get rid of yellow or brassy tones and I liked the fact that it can be used for grey hair as well – I bet it would give grey hair some […]

Beachin’ Wave – Starting with Wavy Hair

Beachin’ Wave – Starting with Wavy Hair

There’s so many techniques out there for creating the beachy wave. Braid it, twist it, scrunch it, put it in a bun…..the list goes on. Depending on your hair type and the kind of wave you like, you have to choose wisely or you may end up looking more eighties than effortless. I’m on a […]

Christina Dominelli & Team for Davines “A New Colour” Launch

Christina Dominelli & Team for Davines “A New Colour” Launch

About a month ago during WesternCanadaFashionWeek   we had watched a video on how one of our favourite product lines was going to be releasing a new line of hair colour– aptly titled “A New Colour” By Davines. The new line promotes an ammonia free permanent colour that works with covering white hair, lightening and darkening […]

How to Create Finger Waves

How to Create Finger Waves

We were inspired by old black and white movies for our We Heart this week and thought a look at finger waves would spark some inspiration for Halloween hair. This would be a great look to add a sparkly hair accessory to; follow our DIY Hair Comb or We Heart Hair Combs posts to create […]

We Heart Lavender Hair

We Heart Lavender Hair

We’ve had a thing for pastel hair for a while now but have become obsessed with the color lavender ever since seeing it on one of the models from the Davines WCFW show. It’s a subtle enough color to give edge to any hairstyle without being over the top. But we’ve gotta ask: one of […]

Product Review: L’Oreal Professionnel Fiberceutic Masque

Product Review: L’Oreal Professionnel Fiberceutic Masque

    This summer, Ponytails + Horseshoes were kind enough to invite us to their salon for the L’oreal Fiberceutic Hair Filling Serum treatment and they were even kinder to send us home with the complimenting masque! It’s a replenishing masque for very damaged, weak hair. Check out our two reviews:

What to Consider When Getting Extensions

What to Consider When Getting Extensions

We got some tips and advice from a hairstylist who knows extensions. Learn why she thinks Great Lengths extensions are superior.

How To Get the Perfect Bang

Everything you need to know about bangs! Tips for getting it right, how to deal with a cowlick and what to do if you hate your new bangs.

How To Get Ombre Hair Color

Everything you need to know about going ombre. What color works best for your hair, length, style and what to ask your stylist for.

Look Of The Week – Fashion Journalist Caroline Gault

Look Of The Week – Fashion Journalist Caroline Gault

      We have been following Ms. Caroline Gault on Twitter, Instagram and on her blog, Caroline in the City, for quite a while now and we thought it was about time that everyone else did too!  Seriously, the girl has the BEST life!  As Alberta editor for FASHION magazine & weekly columnist for the Edmonton […]

What’s on Your Counter?

What’s on Your Counter?

These are all my favorite hair products (and beauty products….and a couple things I keep on my counter just cuz they look pretty;) that I keep on my counter for daily use. I’m obviously a huge fan of Kevin Murphy and Orbie. I have a ton of other hair products and lines that fill up […]

Cowboy Hats & Waves

Cowboy Hats & Waves

We made a quick trip down to Calgary this weekend to help celebrate the 100th year of the Stampede (which explains our absence yesterday;). We saw so many cute hairstyles while we were there but by far the most popular, whether worn short or long, were soft waves under a cowboy hat…like this hottie we […]

Tips – How and When to Apply Deep Conditioners

Deep conditioners are usually a bit more expensive and they always come in such tiny containers So it’s important that when you are using it, you’re getting the most bang for your buck. Read on for our 10 tips… caring for your hair is not an exact science – it comes down to what works […]

How to Create a Messy Top Knot

How to Create a Messy Top Knot

We’ve been seeing this style a lot lately and love the updated version of it, which is a bit messier and just looks effortless. Something just didn’t look right on us when we tried the sleek top knot. Check out the how to video we found for the messy top knot after the jump. Whenever […]

Ombre on Dark Brown or Black Hair

Ombre on Dark Brown or Black Hair

We love getting questions from our readers…ask us something small and we’ll just run with it;) When we posted this picture of an ombre coloring we had just gotten, one reader asked how she could achieve a similar, natural looking style on her dark hair. We posted several darker ombres created by hairstylists around Edmonton, […]

How to Create an Upside Down French Braid

How to Create an Upside Down French Braid

Hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend we had in Edmonton! On Friday we shared some inspirational hairstyles around braids working their way into a bun. Our hot weather continues and I don’t know about you but my house is warm enough without turning on any styling tools. I let my hair air dry and partially […]

Glamping/Camping Hairstyles

Glamping/Camping Hairstyles

Glamping was a blast! We thought we’d follow up our post on Glamping Essentials (hair tips, tricks and products for camping/glamping) and share some of the hairstyles we sported for our trip. It took us a good 4 hours and a bit to get there, but the “Lake View Villa” at Pierce Lake in SASKATCHEWAN […]

Product Review – L’Oreal Fiberceutic Hair Filling Serum Treatment

Product Review – L’Oreal Fiberceutic Hair Filling Serum Treatment

Before (as if I left the house with my hair like that!) & After Fiberceutic Treatment and blow-out by Katelyn at Ponytails + Horseshoes The L’Oreal Fiberceutic treatment comes highly recommended, often even being referred to as “Botox for hair” and to be honest we could reaaally use some help in that department so we […]

Look of the Week – Hairstyles by Local Hairstylist

Look of the Week – Hairstyles by Local Hairstylist

Hope everyone has an awesome long weekend! We wanted to put together some of our favorite hairstyles created by Edmonton salons (emphasis on “some”, we have so many favorites). There’s so much talent in this city we thought all these styles were worth a second look. There’s plenty to see though, so browse through more […]

Hair Essentials for Glamping

The summer is finally here! All of your favorite television shows have come to a close until the fall and the time is NOW to start taking advantage of the outdoors! And since we only have 8 measly weeks of summer left, this long weekend is prime time to start your outdoor adventures! Whether you […]

Product Reviews – Oils & Serums

Product Reviews – Oils & Serums

We’ve tested out a few oils and serums ourselves that we really loved including the Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN and Davines OI Oil and there’s also the Aveda Smoothing Fluid we’ve tried. One of our friends who’s equally obsessed with hair, told us about 3 products she’s tried in this category. Check out what she has […]

Poll Results – Wedding Hairstyles

With wedding season among us, we had a couple questions for you. Here are the results: When deciding on your wedding hairstyle, who are you trying to impress more? 20% said the GUYS80% said the GIRLS Is it kosher to wear a fascinator as a guest at a wedding? 29% said YES71% said NO

Product Review – Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN

Product Review – Kevin Murphy YOUNG.AGAIN

We picked up a bottle of Kevin Murphy’s YOUNG.AGAIN from Ponytails + Horseshoes to see if it lived up to its claims. But before we get to the reviews, here is a little backround on the story behind Kevin Murphy’s YOUNG.AGAIN, Immortelle infused treatment oil as described by Kevin Murphy…it’s actually very interesting! “YOUNG.AGAIN contains […]

How to Wear Clip-In Extensions

After deciding glue in/loop in/weave in extensions weren’t for me, I bought a package of clip in extensions. The box had 7 pieces and were probably a good 3 inches longer than my actual hair. I paid around $200 at Images and Shades and after wearing them a couple times, I don’t think they’re the […]

Product Review – Davines OI Oil

Product Review – Davines OI Oil

This oil is for “All kinds of hair” as stated on the bottle, so we thought we’d all give it a try on our different hair types. Check out what we thought of it… REVIEW #1 My hair is long, fairly thick, wavy and bleached. My scalp gets oily pretty fast so I tend to […]

Product Review – Davines MELU Shampoo & Conditioner

Product Review – Davines MELU Shampoo & Conditioner

DAVINES Mellow Anti-Breakage Lustrous – Shampoo and Conditioner is just wonderful! Follow the link to get the details on how this line worked for my thick, color treated hair and you can also check out our review on Davines’ MELU Shield (thermal protectant spray) Shampoo I use about two quarter size amounts of the shampoo. […]

How to Convey a Hairstyle to your Stylist

We love hearing from our readers! We got this question from Rachael last week and we thought we’d ask 2 Edmonton salon owners their take on bringing pics in to convey the style you want Hey there! Im loving the blog! Im planning on going to flaunt for both my graduation hair style and a […]

Product Review – Davines MOMO Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner

Product Review – Davines MOMO Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner

This shampoo and conditioner is for dry and dehydrated hair – that about sums mine up. I had tried Davines products before but never a shampoo/conditioner so I was excited to see what this could do. After testing out a few different brands to try and accommodate my sensitive scalp, I was curious to see […]

Poll Results – Hairstylist Peeves

Over 150 people chimed in when we asked: What’s the Worst Hair Crime your Stylist can Commit? 42% cutting off more than the agreed “inch” 19% adding on unknown expenses 25% not giving you the style you asked for 7% talking your ear off 7% leaving you under the dryer for too long The ONE […]

Before You Go Platinum Blonde…

If you haven’t heard of Valeria Lukyanova, a Ukrainian model who’s lifelong dream has been to look like a Barbie doll. She claims she’s had no plastic surgery and gotten this look through a healthy diet…..ummm. Regardless, she really does look like a doll and even has the long platinum hair to finish the look. […]

Product Review – Children’s Scunci Hair Accessories

Product Review – Children’s Scunci Hair Accessories

We here at Mane Dish are obviously obsessed with hair, we enjoy reading about it, writing about and dreaming about it! So it comes as no surprise to me personally that my 5 year old daughter is equally obsessed. She loves her clips, headbands, ponies and braids just as much as I do, it’s just […]

How to Get a Mini Beehive Do’

How to Get a Mini Beehive Do’

I tried out the Kevin Murphy Texture Master spray (check out our review), which you can pick up at Ponytails + Horseshoes in Edmonton for $26, and wanted to try a quick little beehive since that’s the inspiration behind the spray. I’ve tried this style before by backcombing my hair at the crown but just […]

Product Review – Kevin Murphy Texture Master

Product Review – Kevin Murphy Texture Master

Before KM Texture Master – After using KM Texture Master Ponytails + Horseshoes features a product from their salon each week and they hooked us up with one they featured a couple weeks ago (Thanks Amy and Christina!!!). It’s Kevin Murphy’s Texture Master which is a strong hold texture mist and basically acts as a […]

Organizing your Hair Tools

Organizing your Hair Tools

PINTEREST. If you don’t know what this word is, you’ve been living under a rock & frankly I envy you. Pinterest is a website that allows you to browse through pages and pages of ideas, recipes, inspirations, general awesomeness & eventually will just eat up all your time. It’s super addicting, I end up “pinning” […]

Poll Results – Tiping

Almost 100 people voted on our question: What would you tip your hairstylist on a $200 tab? 27% of clients said 5-10% ($10-$20)48% of clients said 15-20% ($30-$40)5% of clients said they tip a flat rate of $5-$10 regardless of the total12% of clients said they tip a flat rate of $10-$20 regardless of the […]

How to Create Cornrows

How to Create Cornrows

Rowena with cornrow braids done by Danielle @ Mousy Browns As you all know, we were at Western Canada Fashion Week – so many amazing hairstyles on the runway! (you can check out our video) But there was one in particular that we saw off the runway, on a WCFW ornganizer, Rowena, that we just […]

CHI Touch Screen Hairdryer

CHI Touch Screen Hairdryer

Hope everyone is having a good Easter long weekend! We just wanted to share this wicked new hairdryer with you guys (we’ll be back to our regular posting schedule on Tuesday This is a CHI Touch Dryer and it has a 3″ full color LCD touch screen and tons of different options and settings for […]

How to Use a Pillow Case for Frizz Free Curls

I have wavy hair but I still get the concept of the less you play with it, the less frizz you’ll get. If you’ve got curly hair and are a wash your hair at night gal, try this little tip for keeping your hair undisturbed throughout your sleep… After you shower at night, apply your […]

How to Dutch Braid

How to Dutch Braid

Here’s another example of the type of braid you want to use for the Katniss Briad with the technique of weaving under as oppose to over (which is called a Dutch Braid)

How to get the Katniss Braid from Hunger Games

How to get the Katniss Braid from Hunger Games

If you’re into the whole Hunger Games craze and love you some Katniss, here’s a good tutorial for her braid. Even if you’re not into the movie, it’s a pretty sweet look that you could tweak to give it your own personality; make it looser, messier, change it to a two strand twist or a […]

How to Get Gwen Stefani’s Swept Back Hair

How to Get Gwen Stefani’s Swept Back Hair

We loved this hairstyle Gwen Stefani was sporting when leaving a photo shoot in L.A. This would be great for shoulder length hair, it could still be done with longer hair but it might take a bit more teasing and hairspray to get that kind of volume. Check out the how-to video for this look […]

How to Get Hanna’s Braid from Pretty Little Liars

How to Get Hanna’s Braid from Pretty Little Liars

This side swept hairstyle reminds us of Blake Lively’s fishtail braid. You could easily add a second little braid, tie all of the ends together and add a pin:) This is a great tutorial though, check it out

Product Review – Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray

Product Review – Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray

I found a new go-to product and it does everything I could ask for. Its called BAMBOO Smooth by Alterna. It says it’s an Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray that protects your hair up to 428 deg F /220 deg C & reduces damage by 87%. Normally I don’t really take these stats too literally but […]

Egg & Olive Oil Mask Review

Meh. I followed the recipe of egg, olive oil and honey found here and had plenty of mask to cover my long hair and scalp. To be honest, I wasn’t overly impressed with what it did to my hair but I did find it moisturizing for my scalp – so it seems like it would […]

Product Review – Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Product Review – Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Two of us bought the Oribe (OR-BAY) Dry Texturizing Spray after reading great things about it. Blake Lively used it on the set of Gossip Girl and I mean really…who doesn’t want her hair?!. It’s around $44 for a big bottle and it adds volume to any style and can be used as a dry shampoo […]

Benefits of Egg Yolks & Whites for the Hair & Scalp

Benefits of Egg Yolks & Whites for the Hair & Scalp

Home remedies are one of my favorite solutions to hair woes and eggs seem to be quite the powerful ingredient. If you’re unsure which part of the egg you should be using; egg whites or egg yolk for your hair and scalp, they’re both beneficial depending on what you want to cure. There are several […]

How to Prepare for Your Wedding Day Hair w/ Salon Front in Edmonton

How to Prepare for Your Wedding Day Hair w/ Salon Front in Edmonton

Wedding Hair created by Sarah & Melissa @ Salon Front We don’t know if it’s just us but wedding talk seems to be everywhere right now. I myself am a huge procrastinator which is why I’m sticking to a very small wedding, but for those of you recently engaged, even though your wedding is a […]

Olive Oil & Honey Masque Review

Well I decided not to do the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar for a rinse after my hot oil treatment last night. Only because I’ve used those two ingredients before and I know they work great for getting rid of build up so I wanted to see what the oil and honey did on […]

How to Use Olive Oil to Cure a Dry Scalp

So tonight we’re staying in and we thought; what better time to try out a deep conditioning treatment to help cure a dry, itchy scalp that comes along with our beautiful Alberta winters. We have a few favorite deep conditioners for repairing our dry strands (check out our Davines, Oribe and Brazillian Blowout Masque reviews […]

Product Review – Voila Color Kult

Product Review – Voila Color Kult

Before & After Bangs Before & After When visiting Epic Beauty Boutique a couple weeks ago I picked up an intriguing product, VOILA Color Kult hair coloring cream in “ICE” shade for $29. It’s claim is that it would regenerate and intensify the highlights in my color-treated hair. Adding that the ICE shade was ideal […]

Product Review – Davines NOUNOU (Repairing Mask)

Product Review – Davines NOUNOU (Repairing Mask)

To add life back into my hair I decided to test out a Davines hair mask (my first Davines experience!) I picked up the Davines NOUNOU pak from Charisma Hair Fashion for $14 after getting my hair did… I have searched high-end and even low-end products for just the right hair mask and I can […]

How To Get Liv Tyler’s Cornrow Braid

How To Get Liv Tyler’s Cornrow Braid

If you love the undercut but can’t commit to it, Liv Tyler’s braided faux-undercut style may be more your speed. Really you could do any type of french braid or twist where you’re picking up hair as you weave but Liv’s looks like a really wide cornrow. A cornrow is basically a french braid but […]

Product Review – Brazilian Blowout Shampoo & Conditioner

Product Review – Brazilian Blowout Shampoo & Conditioner

Here is a review we got from a reader: For anyone out there who has curly hair and wants a quick straightening solution do NOT try Brazilian Blowout Shampoo and Conditioner. I am not going to lie, it works great until after 5 months of use you realize you are balding and wonder why so […]

Elnett Hairspray UnScented!

Elnett Hairspray UnScented!

Remember when we reviewed the Elnett Hairspray and weren’t very impressed by it but what put it in the ‘never buy again’ category was it’s scent. Well they got rid of that wretched smell and it now comes scent free. It’s a step in the right direction and we might actually give it another try, […]

Poll: What Men Want

I can never get a straight answer from my man about what he really prefers my hair to look like; “I like any way you wear your hair, you always look beautiful” is what I usually get :p Very sweet but I need some real answers! 😉 We had a little poll on our website […]

Valentine’s Day Headband

Valentine’s Day Headband

We loved this tutorial but thought it would be cute to dress it up a bit for Valentine’s Day. We used a wide ribbon to create the headband instead of a knit material, made a bow at the back and tucked the ends up into the headband. We actually used blanket binding for the headband […]

How to Get a Beach Wave with Buns

How to Get a Beach Wave with Buns

Who doesn’t love beach waves? They never quite look right if you have to put a lot of effort into them so this method is perfect. You don’t need much, just a blowdryer, brush and some of those old scrunchies you never use anymore;) Here’s how I go about getting the subtle beach wave look! […]

Product Review: Surface Push Stylist Powder

Product Review: Surface Push Stylist Powder

When I went to visit the owner, Sheree, of Essentials Salon & Spa, she introduced me to a vegan hair product line her salon carries called Surface. I loved the Shampoo & Conditioner so we were all excited to try out Surface’s Push Styling Powder which gives the hair volume, texture and can be used […]

How to Get Busy Phillips’ Braided Fringe

How to Get Busy Phillips’ Braided Fringe

  Although we thought Busy Phillips’ hair was a little casual for the SAG Awards, we did like the style of it. It’s one that we’ve been seeing more and more of and we actually like it when the braid is dropped a little lower and creates almost a faux bang. We think this will […]

4 Amazing Updo’s
How to Get a Big Messy Bun

How to Get a Big Messy Bun

My tiny bun before…..my big messy bun after I recently got my haircut differently to give me more volume when I’m wearing it down. I love the cut but have found that with the layers being cut shorter, I’ve lost a lot of the bulk I had when I wore my hair up (which is […]

Product Review – Schwarzkopf Essensity Color Shampoo & Conditioner

Product Review – Schwarzkopf Essensity Color Shampoo & Conditioner

In my search to find the perfect shampoo for my sensitive scalp, I picked up Schwarzkopf’s organic line. This was the last shampoo and conditioner I tried out of three and I would say I am least impressed with this one…The other 2 I tried were vegan whereas this one is organic. I don’t know […]

Product Review – Pureology Antifade Complex Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner

Product Review – Pureology Antifade Complex Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner

For Christmas, Santa had filled my stocking with very useful items, one of the most surprising was the Pureology shampoo & conditioner. I’ve tried it before and liked it but decided it didn’t quite fit into my hair product budget as it’s one of the more expensive hair care lines. However since it was a […]

Flat Iron Guide

We recently got a request from a Mane Dish reader looking for a flat iron, here’s what she had to say: I need a recommendation for a good hair straightener…for thick coarse hair, I have one but sometimes will just not straighten this S wave I have going on in the back now after having […]

How To Use Kevin Murphy Color Bugs

Color tips and dip-dyed ends are still going strong. We did a DIY with oil pastels and chalk a little while ago but ideally, we think the Kevin Murphy Color Bugs that we gave away in October are the best solution. We picked up ours from Melange Salon but we know that Dandy Salon Spa, […]

Product Review – Surface Shampoo & Conditioner

Product Review – Surface Shampoo & Conditioner

When I was in Essential Salon & Spa earlier this week, the owner and stylists talked so highly about a line they carry, called Surface, that I had to try it. I bought a big bottle of Surface Trinity Strengthening Shampoo and was given a sample pack of the Surface Bassu Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner. […]

Product Review – ABBA Color Protection Shampoo & Conditioner

Product Review – ABBA Color Protection Shampoo & Conditioner

I bought three different brands of organic/vegan type shampoos the other day but decided to try ABBA’s Color Protection Shampoo & Conditioner first, mainly due to the coconut smell that filled my bathroom overnight. The shampoo has aloe vera & rosa canina but smells like almonds to me. The conditioner was the source of the […]

A Search for the Perfect Shampoo

It took me years and a lot of wasted money to realize that I have sensitive skin and can’t just slap on the newest skin care product. I don’t know why I didn’t put two and two together and realize the same applies to my scalp, but it does. So I’ve given up my drugstore […]

Product Review – Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner

Product Review – Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner

I signed up for P&G Brand Sampler a while ago (follow the link to sign up yourself), which sends out free samples of a variety of household products. Hair products are usually a part of their sample giveaways and last month I received Dove’s Damage Therapy – Intensive Repair Conditioner and I was actually surprised […]

Last Minute New Years Hair!

Last Minute New Years Hair!

The “Beehive” has been a staple hairstyle for over 51 years now and it just doesn’t seem to get old!   Margaret Vinci Heldt originally created the look when she was asked by Modern Beauty Salon Magazine to “mark the new decade” with an original hairstyle.  And did she ever, there are so many versions of the Beehive […]

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