A fun night at the Toni & Guy Irvine Hair Event

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 0 0

Irivne Toni and Guy event Spectrum Center


Ok so I know I said that South Coast Plaza was my favorite mall in Southern California, but I found a strong contender..The Spectrum Center in Irvine. I went there for a hair event at the Toni & Guy Irvine salon and it is just beautiful there. It’s an outdoor mall (which we don’t have many of in Canada- for obvy reasons) and check out the ferris wheel in the middle of the mall! So cool.


Onto the event..


Irivne Toni and Guy event November 2014


They invited a bunch of bloggers to preview fall/winter hair trends. There were a bunch of really cool stations set up, my fav being-


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Lol, yes I might have had a glass or two 😉


No seriously though, my fav was getting to try the gold jewlery tattoos that I’ve been raving about.


Irivne Toni and Guy event jewelry tattoo application




Irivne Toni and Guy event gold jewelry tattoo


We got to talk to the hairstylists about what’s big in hair. It’s all about braids & waves. The braids can range from something simple like a messy fishtail to a more complicated multi-braided updo. For the waves the look is a bit bigger and not so structured.


Irivne Toni and Guy event hair trends 2015


I wanted to learn how to get that Hollywood casual glam wave (my obsession with casual glam never seems to end) and the hairstylist taught me a fun technique- to hold the curling iron horizontally and to grab a bigger section of hair when curling.


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Loved the look! What do you guys think? I’ve already been practicing 😉


Irivne Toni and Guy event Deepa Berar


Ok so I had to take a pic of this guy’s hair. Looked so cool The hairstylist curled his entire mohawk and then teased it! It looked super cool. He was a good sport about me taking his pic 🙂


Irivne Toni and Guy event Mens hairstyle


All in all it was a fun night. If you have a Toni & Guy nearby you should definitely check them out, their artists are really well educated and they have some really great products worth that are totally worth trying.


How to Dye your Hair Ombre

Monday, August 18, 2014 2 1

A lot of you have been asking about where I get my hair color done and what I ask for, well, I’ll let you in on a little secret- I do it myself.


deepa berar red hair ombre


I’ve been dyeing my own hair since I was 17 and would put henna in my hair. Over the years I would go to stylists for the more complicated highlights, but recently I started doing my own ombre color after watching other artists and learning from my own hair stylist Anna Barseghian who works at Brennen DeMelo studio in Toronto. Anna is a celeb hairstylist and amazing at what she does!!


Anyways back to how I do it, I was in need of a touch up and wanted to go back to my red so I picked up a couple of boxes of L’oreal’s HiColor Highlights in Magenta and decided to record a video for you on how to dye your hair ombre.




Keep in mind this particular hair color is developed for dark hair, and you don’t have to dye your hair red to learn from this video- I’m mostly showing you the technique (balayage) I used.





If you have any friends who have been wanting to go ombre, please share this video with them! Or if you decide to try it yourself, send me pics on my Facebook page or tag me on Instagram.


Summer 2014 Hair inspo

Friday, August 1, 2014 0 0

summer hair 2014


Want to try something new with your hair, but not sure where to start? I have some major summer 2014 hair inspo for you! Check out the pics below.


hair summer 2014 vanessa-hudgens


The LOB (long bob). This one started last summer and has really taken off this year. To add volume: curl hair by holding curling iron parallel to the floor and curl in alternate directions.


hair summer 2014 FishTail-Braid


The Fishtail braid. The key to making this look lived in (which is a much more modern version of the look) is to loosen it up after you’re done.


Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Arrivals


I’ve been doing this hairstyle a lot lately, twisting your bangs and pinning it under your hair makes your face the focus and is a pretty way of freshening up your hairstyle.


summer hair 2014 kylie jenner


Ok I don’t know about you but I am OBSESSED with Kylie Jenner lately. Especially with this teal/blue ombre hair color on her. So gorgeous. Dare to try color. Pretty much any shade goes right now, and the bolder the better. You can go ombre, dip-dye or full color, all work.


The First Annual Comedy Awards - Arrivals


The side pinned curly hair look. This one is a classic and dresses up any outfit. If you want to know an easy way to do this style, watch my tutorial below 😉


What a Hair Primer does and why you need it

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 0 0

So we’ve all heard of face primers and why they’re an important part of your makeup routine, but many of us haven’t hear of hair primers and why you need it as part of your hair routine.

Hair primers work basically to extend the style of your hair. We put so much effort into blow drying & styling our hair the day we wash it, wouldn’t it be nice if the look lasted a few days? Well now it can!

Take a look at the hair primers below to find which one would be right for you.


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Living Proof Prime Style extender Spray/Cream

Both formulations are designed to repel dirt & oil to keep hair cleaner and extend styles 2x longer. The spray was created specifically for fine hair and is perfect for those of you that love volumized hair. The cream is good for all hair types. Both are pretty much weightless so they can be layered under other styling products and are sulfate-free, silicone-free and oil-free.


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Redken Pillow proof Blow dry express primer with heat protection

This primer spray cuts blow dry time, protects hair from heat up to 450 degrees, reduces breakage, provides 24-hour lasting volume without weighing hair down and leaves the hair 3x stronger. It’s great for those of you that use a lot of heated styling tools.



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Bumble & Bumble Prep

This primer is great because it detangles, gives the hair texture, enhances the performance of other styling products and refreshes already styled hair. Perfect for people with  ultra-fine hair.

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Beyond The Zone Smooth Criminal Hair Primer

This spray is great for those of you with wavy/curly hair as it detangles, smoothes the hair shaft, tames frizz and providing thermal protection from dryers and styling tools. Plus you can layer it with other styling products without weighing hair down.


Have you tried a hair primer? How did it work for you?


How to get Big sexy waves in 5 minutes!

Friday, April 25, 2014 2 0

Yes you read it right, this week’s tutorial is on hair! I have been waving my hair with a wand for a while now, I love how quick & easy it is to do. I had a conversation with my bestie the other day and she mentioned how happy she is that I forced her to buy a wand (lol what are best friends for!) & taught her how to do 5 minute waves. It really takes no time at all once you get the hang of it.

Plus if you already have naturally wavy/curly hair, all you need to do is touch up random pieces here & there, you wouldn’t even need to do your whole head. I added some bonus tips for when you have a little extra time to get ready 😉

Happy weekend ladies! Oh and don’t forget to visit back tomorrow, I’ll be announcing our contest winner 😉

4 tips to Protect your Hair from the Humidity

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 0 0

We’ve gone through tips on how to make your Makeup last through the summer heat and humidity, now let’s talk about hair! This one is trickier because you can spend hours primping and ironing only to take one step into that wall of moisture outside and *poof* all your hard work is gone and all you are left with is this frizzy mop on top of your head. Not to worry though, I am here with some great tips to keeping your mane looking gorgeous all summer long:

1. Flat iron your hair before you leave home. This is always my fool proof, won’t let me down tip I love for the summer. The flat iron is different than a round brush/blow dryer combo as it actually presses your hair into pin straight locks and helps ward off the effects of the humidity. Do note though, if your hair comes in contact with even a fine mist of water, it will start to frizz so steer clear of all sprinklers!!!

2. Leave in conditioner. This should be your first step to preventing frizz. Leave in conditioner will load hair up with moisture and in result protect it from the effects of the summer air. Use a heavier conditioner for curly locks and a lightweight formula if you have fine hair, and only spritz the bottom half so as to not weigh down the hair too much.

3. Humidity proof spray. Finish your styling off with a light mist of any humidity combating spray before you leave the house. This will help ward off the effects of the moist air for longer than just hairspray alone, sealing out the humidity and keeping your hair looking fresh and gorgeous all day.

4. DON’T touch your hair! This is the biggest tip I can leave you with!! Whatever you do, leave your tresses alone. The more you touch it, the bigger it will get and you will end up looking like a chia pet. As they love to say – set it and forget it!

What do you do to keep your hair looking soft and shiny all day?

Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray Review

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 0 0

Ever wished for those fun beachy locks you’ve seen on people like Blake Lively and Mary Kate & Ashley, but had no idea how to achieve it? Well look no further because I have the secret product you need to nail that look!

It’s by Bumble & Bumble and it’s called Surf Spray. This stuff is meant to mimic the effect a day at the beach would have on your hair. I dunno about you, but I LOVE the way my hair looks after spending time in the salty air and water. It’s got more curl in it and a sexiness that you wish you could wake up with everyday.

There are couple of different ways to use it- either spray it on damp hair and then let it air dry for that messy look, or on dry, styled hair for a sexy, tousled look. The best way to use it is to start from the ends of your hair and work your way up to the root.

Either way you use it, this stuff is amazing and worth every penny!! You can find it at your local Sephora.

Top 5 Hair Tools every girl should have

Thursday, January 19, 2012 2 0

The first most often overlooked place to start when it comes to recreating any fab hairstyle is your tools. Just like makeup brushes, investing in the right hair tools will help you come close to achieving almost any look. I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 hair tools every girl needs:

1. Flat iron. This is probably the most obvious one but to really get the results you want you have to invest in quality. A high quality flat iron will take less time to straighten your hair, resulting in less heat exposure to your delicate strands. Brands like Chi & GHD make great irons.

2. Hair dryer. When it comes to a hair dryer, finding one that cuts your drying time in half is like finding the holy grail. Celebrity hair stylist, Harry Josh recommends the FHI Nano Salon Pro 2000 Blow Dryer. Plus using the nozzle attachment will help direct air flow, resulting in less time spent drying your hair!

3. A 3/4″ curling iron. The smaller barrel will allow you to do things like wrap hair around the barrel without using the clip, giving a tight yet loose wave. Check out my Bohemian Waves Hair Tutorial on how to get this look.

4. A 1 1/2″ curling iron. This will give you those giant waves you see on celebs like Kim Kardashian. Hot Tools makes some of the greatest curling irons on the market.

5. Velco Rollers. If you love watching shows like Top Model, you will know that any time they’re getting ready for a shoot, their hair is up in rollers. Velco rollers will give your hair the bend and the volume to achieve most hair styles. Hair spray hair right after you blowdry, set in rollers and remove after 1/2 hour. That will give your hair enough time to set while you do other things like your makeup.

What are your fav hair tools?

How to get thicker hair

Thursday, September 29, 2011 2 0
There are a ton of products out there that claim to give you thick, luxurious hair but you can only do so much once it emerges from your scalp, what we often forget is that beauty actually begins on the inside. Literally.

If you want thicker strands, try looking at your local health food store. There are some great supplements that you can take to promote follicular development. Some of the ones that I have heard that work really well are:

BioSil. Boosts your body’s production of collagen, in turn strengthening your individual hair strands. And it’s good for your skin & nails too.

Omegas. If you’re a fan of Dr. Oz, you know he loves this stuff, and for good reason too. Omegas prevent your scalp from drying out which in turn prevents unnecessary hair loss.

Viviscal. This one has gotten rave reviews by celebs for its results and 100% natural ingredients.

But just like anything else, if you want to look healthy on the outside, you have to begin by being healthy on the inside. So go eat your veggies!

The best styling cream for curly hair

Thursday, September 1, 2011 0 0

You may not know this about me, but I don’t actually have straight hair. I know it’s a big shocker! My hair is actually wavy, no I’m not blessed with gorgeous curls or pin straight hair, it’s this gross in-between, kinky mess of a mop that requires some elbow grease to look good. So that’s why I get excited whenever I find products that do amazing things with my hair. 

AG’s recoil cream is my favorite styling cream for curly hair. It’s pretty thick and leaves your hands feeling a little coated, but it works great at defining and activating curls. You use about a loonie sized amount at a time and comb it through your hair with your fingers. Afterwards, scrunch, blow dry with a diffuser and you are good to go. 

Here’s my hair styled with the cream

Give it a try and let me know what you think!