The Best Beauty Salons in Los Angeles

Ah, Los Angeles. Land of bountiful beaches, ripe avocados, and beautiful people. Everywhere you look, you see toned, tanned blondes running around in yoga pants, toting their detox juice in compostable containers. However, it's not just a healthy lifestyle that makes these folks glow. Being a woman of LA means that you are well-versed in upkeep. Whether it's a life-changing mud mask, or the latest in hair color technology, you can bet your $600 hair extensions that Los Angeles is home to some of the best beauty salons in the world. But sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between the real deal and the imitators (much like an expertly executed dye job). That's why we've put together a list of the best beauty salons in Los Angeles, based on customer experience, Yelp reviews, and our own hair care success (and horror) stories. You'll actually start looking forward to your roots growing out, as long as it means you get to visit one of these transformative salons.   read more

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The 5 Worst Hairsprays

These worst-rated hairsprays are guaranteed to make your style fall flat and then some   See picks

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The Best Organic Shampoo And Conditioner Products

These days, it seems like there is an organic alternative for everything-- organic toothpaste, organic socks, organic mattresses. And with the word 'organic' being slapped on products left and right, it's beginning to loose its initial eco-friendly allure. So what does it really mean? And more importantly, when is it better to steer clear of the regular item and snatch up the organic alternative?   See more

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5 Low Bun Hairstyles for Spring

It's time to take it down a notch! Embrace the new season with these super-pretty low bun hairstylesSee hairstyles   read more

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March 4, 2013  |   2:03 PM  |  1 COMMENT
The Best Dandruff Shampoos

When shopping for the best dandruff shampoos, there are several factors that you need to consider before making your next purchase. The ingredients are the most important factor that you need to look into. The best dandruff shampoos on the market usually contain ingredients like selenium sulphide, zinc pyrithione and ketoconazole, which help reduce the amount of flakes in your hair. These shampoos are typically recommended due to their ability to help slow down excess production of fungi overgrowth on the scalp. Head And Shoulders makes a great dandruff shampoo that helps regulate oily secretions that are present in the scalp, which contribute to more itching and flaking. Read   read more

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February 7, 2013  |   9:02 AM  |  1 COMMENT
The Hottest Hairstyles for Winter -- Minus the Usual Styling Damage

While summer was about intricate braided updos, beachy waves, and sun-kissed highlights, winter's reigning trend is simplicity. "The overall movement we're seeing is wearable hair that doesn't have any complexity," says Danilo, Pantene's celebrity hairstylist. "It may have some twists and turns, but overall the presentation is easy, simple hair."   Get styles

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January 15, 2013  |  10:01 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
Healthy Tips For Hair

time styling it with flat irons, blow dryers and expose it to the sun and other harsh elements on a regular basis. These healthy tips for hair are great to add into your regular hair care routine in order to switch things up and give your tresses a boost when the going gets rough. Omega 3 Fatty Acids are great for keeping your hair moisturized, so be sure to take one to three 250 milligram capsules of flaxseed or evening primrose oil on a daily basis. You can also mix up your very own hair mask with one ripe avocado and one egg. Simply mix the two together and apply to wet hair. Avocados are rich in vitamins and minerals while eggs are high in protein, both of which are essential for repairing damaged hair. Read   read more

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December 4, 2012  |   9:12 PM  |  11 COMMENTS
The Best Wavy Hair Irons

Loose beach waves are back in fashion at the moment, which means that the ever so classic curling iron has become popular once again. With so many different wavy hair irons and models on the market, how are you supposed to know which ones work, and which ones are a waste of money? The Hot Tools Marcel Curling Iron was named a Best Beauty Buy by InStyle Magazine and is a quick heating, golden barreled iron that comes with a temperature gauge, allowing the user to turn up the heat for thicker and more coarse hair, and to turn it down for finer hair. The Conair Ceramic Tools Spring Curl allows you to create soft and sexy waves with a one and a quarter inch curling iron. It is ceramic, which decreases the amount of damage to hair, and eliminates frizz and has twenty five heat settings that allow you to create the ultimate waves. Read   read more

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Eating Healthy Food For Healthy Hair

It is common knowledge to regularly practice eating healthy food for healthy hair, as what you put in your body will show on the outside. Eating the right minerals, vitamins and nutrients will give your hair a major boost, resulting in increased shine, body and luster, not to mention a boost of hair growth. Salmon is the most recommended healthy food for healthy hair, as it is rich in protein and Vitamin D, both of which are crucial to strong hair. If you are not a salmon fan, you can also get essential fatty acids from sardines, trout and mackerel, as well as avocado, pumpkin seeds and walnuts (in the event that you are a vegetarian). Read   read more

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December 4, 2012  |   8:12 PM  |  4 COMMENTS
8 New Hair Oils -- And Why You Need One

Conventional wisdom dictates that hair and oil go together about as well as water and oil. As in, not at all. Even the words"hair" and "oil" conjure a greasy, un-showered, un-stylable mess, that most of us work very hard to avoid.   See hair oils

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Hair Care Information and Advice

If you're like most women, then you're concerned about the appearance of your hair, and will do what it takes to take care of it. Starting now, it's time to banish dull and dry hair from your life, and take better care of your hair to get lustrous locks that will turn heads. To help you, Total Beauty offers you expert tips on hair care for shiny, glossy hair.



If your hair is in good condition and is healthy, then your hair care regime will only need a few tweaks to keep your tresses looking great. One way to have healthy hair is to maintain a healthy lifestyle; your mane will be in better condition, naturally. Your daily diet should include plenty of water, as well as lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Opt for grilled or baked dishes rather than fried food, and limit your intake of cola or coffee, which have excess caffeine.

Perming, bleaching, or coloring frequently cause damage to your hair as they strip the shaft of its natural oils. Experts say that hair should have at least eight percent moisture for it to look silky and shiny. Using products meant for chemically treated hair can protect your tresses and make them look smooth and glossy.

Look through Total Beauty's hair care section to discover great secrets for gorgeous locks. Total Beauty offers some of the best hair care advice on the web, so you can have great hair all the time.

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