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Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy

We all love summers in New York, but those amazing, yet steamy, days can turn any headful of curly, wavy or kinky hair into a giant frizz ball in a matter of seconds!  That is unless you’re armed with an arsenal of styling products designed to eliminate unruliness and increase manageability, shine and softness.

This past Friday, celeb hairstylist Ryan Nickulas, owner of Ryan Darius Salon in New York (and star of Logo TV’s The A-List: New York), unveiled Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy’s must-have new hair products for the summer.   This key ingredient of this smoothing system is keratin, a protein that hair loves!

  • Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner – Suds up with the sulfate-free, chloride-free shampoo and follow with the nourishing, heat-protecting conditioner ($20)
  • Volumizing Dry Shampoo Lift Powder – Great when you’re on-the-go.  Gently cleanses and absorbs excess oil without stripping hair’s natural nutrients ($24)
  • Vita Volume Boosting Foam – This non-greasy, moisturizing foam enhances hair’s style and flexibility while providing lift and volume ($24)
  • Straight Day Styling Spray – A personal favorite, this daily hydrating treatment can be sprayed on wet or dry hair to tame flyaways and frizz ($24 for 2oz. / $32 for 4oz.)
  • Flex Flow Finishing Hairspray – I used this on a hellishly, windy and rainy night and it worked!  It delivered a soft, flexible hold as promised ($20)

And of course, you have to be equipped with the right tools:

  • KeraMini Flat Iron – This travel-size tourmaline ceramic straightener comes with a protective thermal pouch in a choice of Giraffe, Zebra, Black Navy or Pink (animal print $75 / colors $59)

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A.E.R Walk with Style Gala

Professional Athletes & Fashion Designers Keep Alive The 3rd Annual A.E.R Walk Style Charity Event
The Tesla Group’s 3rd Annual“Walk with Style” Fashion Gala benefiting “CancerCare.”
February 25, 2011-NEW YORK, NY- With the success of the 1st and 2nd annual “Walk With Style” charity events held in honor of lung cancer recipients and survivors, The Tesla Group announces their return with the 3rd annual benefit on March 31, 2011 at the Hudson Terrace. This year the beneficiary organization CancerCare will also participate as a Co-host, along with Fashion designers Ali Ro and Hyden Yoo.
The Tesla Group has set 2011 as a benchmark year for raising funds to support CancerCare. Last year’s hosts Hilary Rhoda (supermodel) and Kerry Rhodes (Arizona Cardinals) helped raise awareness about the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. This year we want to focus on achieving our fundraising goals to sustain CancerCare’s free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. Now with the full support of CancerCare, the gala has expanded its fashion and entertainment segments to ensure “the city that never sleeps, will once again embark on a night to remember while raising funds in support of people facing lung cancer.
There will be a luxurious Champagne & Chocolates V.I.P reception hosted by CancerCare’s Junior Committee, Sports Illustrated model Julie Henderson and New York Jets pro bowler Damien Woody with V.I.P. attendees escorted onto the red carpet. Back by popular demand is MIXT dance, providing the opening performance for our explosive runway show. Designer Ali Ro’s. “Ali Ro’s Collection” of contemporary dresses weaves together the energy of young Hollywood style icons with the ease and smart fashion sense of the classic woman. The collection has been seen on a number of celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Denise Richards, Sophia Bush, Anna Lyn McCord, and Vanessa Williams. Celebrity makeup artist Victoria Stiles enhances the runway models again for the 3rd consecutive year, along with Emmy Award winner and founder of “Paint and Powder Cosmetics”, Suzanne Patterson who will also lend her support and presence this year to the event.
With the consistent support from professional athletes increasing the number of males attending the event, The Tesla Group will also introduce Hyden Yoo’s menswear collection, adding a stylish spring touch to the itinerary. Hyden Yoo’s design philosophy continues to help men transition from day-into-night by utilizing subtle details to create modern silhouettes from classic tailored sportswear pieces. Hyden Yoo’s collection has been featured in Details, GQ, Nylon Guys, Antenna, Complex and more.
Guests of the 3rd Annual “Walk With Style” event will enjoy the sleek and sophisticated rooftop ambiance of the Hudson Terrace. Complimentary passed hors’ d oeuvres provided by Artistic Events along with a full open bar. The official A.E.R celebrity DJ Mad Linx returns as the ultimate party rocker to keep guests moving throughout the night. In addition A.E.R replaces its vendor booths, with stylish cabanas in which sponsors can provide product sampling and mini services. CancerCare will also host a cabana with a number of raffle items from companies such as Juicy Couture, NBA, HBO, Tom Ford, The Daily Show, Marie Robinson Salon, and Korres to name a few. Add in an official after party, V.I.P gift bags, and guests will once again be delightfully thrilled.
New sponsor for this year’s event includes: BBRAXTON, Parlux, Sally Hansen, Magners, Chelsea Taylor, Woozie, PopChips, Thermos, Farouk Systems Group, Brooks Brothers, Moet Chandon, Le Creuset, Luxx Chocolat. Additional sponsors, celebrity participants and ticket information can be found at
With over 20-30 celebrities who support the event each year, The Tesla Group is in the process of securing two additional host to the event and will make an official announcement within the coming weeks. The Tesla Group remains committed to providing awareness and fundraising support to CancerCareand will once again be donating event proceeds to the national non-profit organization which has been in existence since 1944. To learn more visit or call 1-800-813-HOPE (4673).
About The Tesla Group
The Tesla Group is a boutique PR, Branding & Events company specializing in music, fashion, sports, and lifestyle brands within the entertainment industry. Its mission is to provide unique and innovative means for brand awareness, fully promoting products and services for both individuals and businesses while playing a part in community affairs.
About CancerCare
CancerCare is a national nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Founded in 1944, CancerCare provided individual help to more than 100,000 people last year, in addition to the more than 1 million unique visitors to our websites.

Minx Me!

One of the best vendors at IBS2011 is of course Minx Nails!

Minx Nails are not just for celebrities, they are for everyone!

Since 2008, Minx has garnered a dedicated following from both nail art lovers and professional manicurists. You can expect them to last 4 – 8 days on the fingers and up to 4 weeks on toes, dependant on the nature of your nail. We always want a great service and if you have trouble with lifting just apply some heat from your hairdryer and some pressure to reseal. Make sure your given a dry manicure first before application as this is very important.

miss @bodynoise + Jo from Minx!

Follow them on Twitter @MinxNailsDotCom + ‘Minx Nails’ or

Gaga Minx it up!


International Beauty Show

When you want to see the newest trends and the biggest brands and hot startups in the beauty world – tradeshows are the way to go. I am spending the next 3 days at IBS in New York City to document all the stuff I find for you!  I went down today to give you a preview of all the goodies. Stay tuned.. More coming!


Amanda getting a French wrap manicure from Dashing Diva

Plenty of hair models and demos

Moroccan Oil was not playing. They had the best giftbags, the largest booth and was swarmed.

love this car.. so me!

Lashes on the Smart

Essie strut their color range

Ladies from PaperLash

Going back for more tomorrow!


Rare Salon

After being just south of Canal Street in Tribeca, Rare Salon is still doing what they do best – giving your hair all that tender loving care. I went in to meet my new friend Kevyn and get a super conditioning treatment + trim.

Here is my before – since my hair is growing out, it’s a bit unruly and somewhat flat in the back.

Inside Rare

All the current glossies

then we soak, wrap and wait

Rock on!

make sure you say hello to Fatima

and of course… Kev Bridgeman, the most tame Leo I ever met…


Renegade Kitchen

Damn!  Dan Kohler is so fresh :] Met him yesterday at Food Fete and he is just more than amazing. This is the kinda men we find here Brooklyn!   This is what I call a soul-connection. Enjoy!

Soft Pretzels from Renegade Kitchen on Vimeo.

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