Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Black Dahlia Comparison Swatches (Including Black Orchid)

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As I noted yesterday, Neiman Marcus now has the Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Black Dahlia ($50.00) available, and if you want one I urge you to get it sooner rather than later since it is among the Limited Edition pieces in the Holiday Collection.  You can see that its intensity is akin to Tom Ford Lip Color in Bruised Plum, but Black Dahlia is a bit more purple and intense. It is likewise darker, richer and deeper than Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Velvet Cherry. 
Black Dahlia definitely comes the closest to the illusive discontinued Tom Ford Lip Color in Black Orchid. Therefore, if you continue to mourn missing out on Black Orchid I would suggest getting Black Dahlia while you still can!
The Lip Color Mattes compared to the Tom Ford Lip Color lipsticks.
Overall assessment: Just like Black Orchid, Black Dahlia is destined to become a lipstick unicorn. Get yours while you still can!

Available online at Neiman Marcus, or contact Michelle Weinstein at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills and she can send you whatever you need! (310) 550-5900 x2517.

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Artist Touch New York Mascara: For the Look of Falsies Without the Effort | Review

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Ordinarily I don't spend much time thinking or writing about mascaras, but when I find one that stands out it is definitely worthy of discussion. Artist Touch New York Mascara was created by a makeup artist who sought the look of luscious thick and long lashes that mimicked the appearance of false lashes without all of the time and trouble necessary to apply them. Furthermore, unlike many commercial mascaras, with their chemical-laden formulas, Artist Touch New York Mascara is filled with lots of lash-friendly conditioning ingredients that actually treat the lashes. Lashes look amazingly full, long and gorgeous! This is undoubtedly an impressive mascara that will give you cause to bat your lashes!

Not only does this mascara deliver on its claims to create beautiful long and full lashes, but it also has tremendous staying power. Once applied it stays put until you remove it, and I use a dual-phase makeup remover to to get every last bit of this resilient high performing formula. It's both catwalk and office ready!
According to Artist Touch New York,

Artist Touch New York Mascara is the ultimate secret to have the false lash look. It is designed with an innovative treatment formula, enriched with vitamins and natural ingredients that create the blackest lashes and most dramatic volume, length and curl. Its unique miracle brush thickness lifts lashes from root to tip with an instant eye opening effect. Artist Touch New York Mascara is a treatment and mascara in one. It contains major natural ingredients that enhance lash growth. Artist Touch New York mascara is the ultimate secret to have the false lash look.
Main Ingredients: Vitamin B5, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Ginko Biloba Leaf Extract and Algae Extract.
Ingredients (Click to enlarge):
Overall Assessment: Artist Touch New York is a very impressive mascara, and it can go from subtle to full-throttle lashes with a simple stroke of the wrist! Very well done, indeed.

$23.00 from Artist Touch New York (Unaffiliated Link).
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TOM FORD BEAUTY BLACK DAHLIA, PLATINUM, SPICE AND LIP COLOR GIFT SETS| NOW ONLINE AT NEIMAN MARCUS!

 Tom Ford Beauty
Black Dahlia Lip Color Matte ($50.00) (Affiliate Links)

Holiday is definitely here in the land of Tom Ford Beauty, and Neiman Marcus now has Black Dahlia, Platinum and Spice available online. Furthermore, they already have the iconic sets featuring lipsticks and nail polishes!
 Tom Ford Beauty
LIMITED EDITION Platinum Cream Color for Eyes ($42.00)
Tom Ford Beauty
LIMITED EDITION Spice Cream Color for Eyes ($42.00)
Tom Ford Beauty 

Tom Ford presents a sensational gift of lush, alluring color. Four shades of Tom Ford Lip Color are offered in an elegant black box. 

Matte Set Includes:
Plum Lush
Pussycat
Flame
Velvet Cherry
Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford presents a sensational gift of lush, alluring color. Four shades of Tom Ford Lip Color are offered in an elegant black box.

Best Sellers Set Includes:
Pink Dusk
Spanish Pink
True Coral
Nude Vanille
Tom Ford Beauty

Tom Ford presents a wardrobe of eight lip colors and eight nail colors, showcased in a beautiful black box. A sumptuous gift for the discerning woman.

Lip and Nail Box Includes:

Lip Colors: 
Pink Dusk, Spanish Pink, Bruised Plum, Nude Vanilla, Casablanca, Indian Rose, True Coral
and Cherry Lush.

Nail Colors: 
Toasted Sugar, Mink Brule, Bordeaux Lust, Smoke Red, Carnal Red, Pink Crush, Viper 
and Fever Pink.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

For the Love of Beautiful Brows | RevitaLash, IT Cosmetics and Milani

For the Love of Beautiful Brows (Press Sample and Affiliate Links)
Eyebrows are undoubtedly among the most important facial features because of their ability to frame the face, enhance or create the illusion of facial symmetry, and offer an overall polished look. Eyebrows also serve the more practical function of protecting the eyes from dirt, sweat and debris. Furthermore, eyebrows are among the most expressive parts of the face and can easily indicate mood or one's state-of-mind by their slightest raising or furrowing. While these strategically placed strips of hair serve an important function, they are also valuable beauty assets, and as such they are worthy of some pampering.

When it comes to caring for my brows, I have a few favorite products that are well worth trying.
NOURISH & ENHANCE:
1) RevitaLash Cosmetics RevitaBrow AdvancedRevitaBrow® Advanced delivers a proprietary blend of scientifically-advanced peptides, revitalizing extracts and nutritive vitamins to help beautify and enhance the look of bold, defined brows. High impact technology, peptides and botanicals saturate the eyebrows with moisture, keeping them soft, luxurious, & healthy-looking.
RevitaLash RevitaBrow Advanced is one of my greatest discoveries because it does a truly amazing job conditioning, thickening. It leaves brows softer, fuller and more beautiful. It comes with a doe-foot applicator, like those found in many lip glosses, and it applies effortlessly. 

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/EAU, Disodium Phosphate, Glycerin, Biotin, Cellulose Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Phosphoric Acid, Dechloro Dihydroxy Difluoro Ethylcloprostenolamide, Butylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare Protein, Pentylene Glycol, Swertia Japonica Extract, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Octapeptide-2.

$110.00 (4 month supply) from RevitaLashNordstrom, Dermstore, Skin Care RX and select salons/spas nationwide.
COLOR & CONTOUR: 
2) IT Cosmetics Brow Power®The original phenomenon! This transforming, long-wear eyebrow pencil is infused with cutting-edge, brow-enhancing ingredients and adheres to skin to look like real hair! The oval shaped tip is perfect for both thin and thick brows, and helps you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking shape. This exclusive universal shade adjusts to every hair color, including grey. A complete brow lift instruction diagram is included with each pencil to ensure the look of full, natural-looking brows with every application!
IT Cosmetics Brow Power is my new Holy Grail eyebrow pencil for a number of reasons. First,   this is a very long-wearing eyebrow pencil because the consistency is waxy enough to really adhere to the skin effortlessly, but not so waxy as to be uncomfortable or too stiff. Second, the brilliant oval shaped tip makes it easy to draw in individual hairs that are thin or thick. Finally, it has the added convenience of a twist-up applicator (thank you) with a spoolie at the other end to brush the brows.

Ingredients: Hydrogenated Coco Glycerides, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract (Saw Palmetto), Biotin (Vitamin H), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Powder (Nettle), Iron Oxides (77492), Ceresin, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Lecithin, Pantothenic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Cera) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Microcrystalline Wax, BHT, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A).

$24.00 from ITCosmeticsUlta, Dermstore, Beauty.com and QVC.

3) Milani Cosmetics Brow Fix Brow Shaping KitWhen it comes to brows, perfection is key. Milani’s Brow Fix Brow Shaping Kit has you covered with one easy to use compact, ensuring seven measurements of precision from prep to voilà! Comprehensive of Milani’s Mini Tweezer, 2 Toned Brow Powders, 1 Mini Brow Brush, 1 Highlight Powder, 1 Brow Bone Sponge Applicator, and Magnifying Mirror, this all-inclusive kit arms you with the tools you need to expertly shape, groom and define your brows! The Brow Fix Brow Shaping Kit comes in three color varieties to take your beauty skills to another level of supreme expertise!
Milani’s Brow Fix Brow Shaping Kit is a perfect all-in-one kit that even comes with high quality mini tweezers. From filling in the brows, to highlighting them, to tweezing strays-- this wonderful kit does it all. Furthermore, the powders are finely milled and are silky smooth. I will never understand how it is that Milani is able to create products of such extraordinary quality so affordably!

Ingredients: HI-LITE: Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163). +/- May Contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742). 

BROW 1: Talc, Boron Nitride, Silica, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, CI 77499). +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742). 

BROW 2: Talc, Boron Nitride, Silica, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, CI 77499), Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil). +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289).

$6.79 from Milani Cosmetics, Drugstore.com and CVS stores nationwide.   

4) IT Cosmetics Brow Power® LiftA lifting, illuminating pencil of light! Wherever you apply this creamy formula on your ace, the micronized pigments reflect light to instantly make that area look more lifted and youthful. When applied to the deepest part of a fine line or wrinkle, it instantly erases and blurs away its visibility making it the perfect finishing step for the look of lift and illumination. Plus it’s packed with skin-loving ingredients or younger looking skin!
IT Cosmetics Brow Power Lift is a wonderful dual-ended pencil that highlights and enhances brows and blurs fine lines through the use of micronized pigments that create the illusion of light on the face. The matte end is an effective tool to create the appearance of a more sculpted brow, particularly when applied both above and below brow and then blended. This one little unassuming pencil contours and highlights in all of the right places.

Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Isotridecyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Alcohol, Ceresin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Lanolin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Carmine (CI 75470), Silica, Soluble Collagen, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phytonadione, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Silk.

$24.00 from IT Cosmetics, Ulta and Beauty.com.

SHAPE & SCULPT: 
5) RevitaLash Cosmetics Hi-Def Tinted Brow GelHi-Def Tinted Brow Gel is a multi-tasking, breakthrough mineral tint styling gel that helps tame unruly brows to control, enhance and condition while instantly filling in any areas that appear sparse or thin for immediate, dramatic results. Unique styling brush helps sculpt the perfect brow. Versatile, semi-translucent shade compliments most hair colors and allows for buildable color intensity.
Hi-Def Tinted Brow Gel is, as described by Revitalash, "a multitasking breakthrough mineral tint styling gel that helps to tame unruly brows...." Its mineral pigments fill in sparse or thin brows, and it shapes and tames errant hairs effortlessly. Furthermore, it enhances the color of the brows without looking unnatural. It's a definite must-have for me.

Ingredients: Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Aqua, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Propanediol, Polydiethyleneglycol Adipate/ipdi Copolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Ricinus Communis Oil, Glycerin, Tribehenin, Phenoxyethanol, C4-24 Alkyl Dimethicone/divinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Sulfate, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Isohexadecane, Lecithin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Chlorphenesin, 1,2-hexanediol, Isopropyl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isostearic Acid, Polyglycerol-3 Polyricinoleate, Beta-glucan, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17. May Contain: CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491.

$32 (3 month supply) from RevitaLash, Nordstrom, Dermstore and select salons/spas nationwide.

6) Milani Cosmetics Brow Shaping Clear WaxThe best things in life don’t come easy – until now! For bushy brows, achieve a tamed natural look with this paraben-free, gel-like formula in just a few painless swipes. The wax provides a matte finish and medium to strong hold, and easily sharpens with the Milani Duo Sharpener, proving beauty doesn’t have to hurt. Available in Clear.
Milani Cosmetics Brow Shaping Clear Wax is such a brilliant brow tamer. Rather than having a stiff waxy consistency it feels a bit more like a gel. It spreads effortlessly and is a great spot treatment for unruly hairs that otherwise refuse to stay in place.

Ingredients MicrocrystallineWax Cera Microcristallina, Polyisubutene, Cetyl Palmitate, Talc,VpHexadecene Copolymer, Myristyl Lactate, CaprylicCapric Triglyceride, EuphorbiaCerifera Candelilla Wax Euphorbia Cerifera Cera, Octyldodecanol, MyristylAlcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja Soybean Oil, PropyleneCarbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra Di T Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract.

$3.99 from Milani Cosmetics, Drugstore.com and CVS stores nationwide.
Overall assessment: 6 beautiful ways to care for an important asset that frames the face!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

eSalon Custom At-Home Hair Color Review | My Visit to their Headquarters in Culver City

Exterior view of eSalon Headquarters in Culver City
Services and products provided courtesy of eSalon (Unaffiliated Links)

If you are among the many people who color your hair at home-- then perhaps it's time to consider a superior custom-made product as an alternative to the familiar drugstore brands. In fact, eSalon products boast such extraordinary quality that it's worth coloring your own hair rather than going to a salon and spending a fortune. I imagine that eSalon is causing a great many salons and colorists sleepless nights because their excellent products provide salon quality results at home, and so affordably.

I tend to color my hair at the end of each summer because my naturally dark brown hair becomes much lighter and far more red from all of the sun exposure here in Los Angeles. I almost always color my hair myself, and eSalon hair color is unquestionably superior to anything that I have ever purchased at the drugstore.
For a mere $20.00 eSalon will create a highly personalized hair color that is custom blended just for you.* To get started, you simply click here and answer a detailed survey. You are first asked to identify your natural hair color (shown above), then what percentage of gray hair you have, and then they ask you to get very specific about the type of color and chemical treatments that you use.

They continue with a whole series of questions to determine your skin tone, eye color and current hair color in order to make your custom blend well suited to your complexion. They leave no details to chance, and even ask questions about how well your hair takes color, and how often you would like to color your hair. They also ask about the length of your hair, and your hair type (i.e. curly, straight or wavy). They then ask you to select your desired hair color, and whether you want a Permanent or Demi-Permanent hair color. Once completed you review the choices that you made, and either edit or finalize them. eSalon asks you whether you would like to submit a current photo of yourself for their colorists to use as a tool when they review your order. For this reason it is a really good idea to furnish them with a current picture because it gives them a much better idea of how to customize your color. They even ask you to describe your coloring goals in order to better assist you.

*Please note that eSalon does not make bold hair colors in unnatural shades.

At the end of your questionnaire you will see a screen similar to this one that reveals the details of your order:
If there are further questions, or if the colorists have any suggestions then they will call you to discuss your order. After I submitted my online order to eSalon I received a call, and had a lengthy and illuminating conversation with one of their expert colorists, and as a result the color that I chose was further modified.

Once your order has been finalized, then the details are carefully checked by the colorist and then it is sent to "The Machine" to create your custom color, and your specific formula is saved so that eSalon can recreate the precise color for you again and again. eSalon actually manufactures the color on site at their elegant modern warehouse location that also houses their office and salon. After your order is complete they pack it and send it out to you with detailed instructions. It's a truly revolutionary way to get exactly what you want in luxury hair color, and at an amazing price.
Since I live in Los Angeles I was invited to eSalon to have their world renown colorist, and eSalon Color Director and Partner, Estelle Baumhauer, apply my color for me!
Estelle is eSalon’s Color Director and is the person responsible for ensuring that eSalon delivers its clients the same quality haircoloring formulations offered at some of the world’s most exclusive salons.

Originally from France and trained in Paris, Estelle has been an expert colorist at renowned salons around the world, including Dessange in Paris, New York and Washington and Warren-Tricomi in New York.

With over 20 years of experience as a colorist, Estelle has done thousands of hair color applications. Her extraordinary coloring skills have taken Estelle beyond applying haircolor to her own clients. Estelle has been an instructor to other colorists, traveling throughout Europe and the USA for this. She has also been selected by exclusive brands such as Chloe and Marc Jacobs to be their colorist for the New York fashion shows. Estelle has been profiled in several publications including the New York Times and Vogue.

Now in Los Angeles, Estelle is here to make salon-quality hair color affordable for everyone.
View of the reception desk

Upon my arrival at eSalon, the lovely Estelle gave me a tour of their breathtakingly beautiful space. She  also looked at my hair and asked me a few more questions about what I desired in my hair color, and then said she would make a few more modifications to my custom color. While she did that she graciously let me run around taking pictures.
Unsurprisingly, eSalon has earned the most prestigious awards in the industry. For instance, Total Beauty voted eSalon “Best Hair Color” for 2013 and 2014, Allure gave eSalon the highly coveted Best of Beauty Award for “Best Home Hair Color” and InStyle Magazine named eSalon the “Best of the Web!” Trust me when I tell you that these awards are all very well deserved!
Allure Best of Beauty Award
View of the lounge area in the salon
They have gorgeous vignettes throughout their space, and many include valuable printed "Tips from our Colorists."
The amazing view into the salon
A colorist at work on a client
Even the washing station is a study in elegant modernist simplicity.
When Estelle finished customizing my hair color she sent her "recipe" to The Machine and then emerged from the back with my hair color. Let me just say that it was an extraordinary honor having a colorist of Estelle's stature coloring my hair, and not only did she do an exemplary job, but we also had so much fun together. 

Her expertise led to a refining of the color that I had selected, and the results were amazing. Estelle felt that going back to my natural dark brown hair might be a bit severe, and since my hair naturally lightens so much in the Los Angeles sun she sought to find a color that toned down some of bleaching effects of the sun while retaining the sun-kissed color. I deferred to her expert judgment, and I am so glad that I did!

She also gave me a blow out with straight hair, and for the life of me I wish that I had taken a picture directly following, but alas I got home late that night and neglected to do so. 

It was one of those amazing, and rare, situations where you meet someone and immediately click. Not only is she a rare talent, but Estelle is also one of the most intelligent, cultivated and interesting people that I have met in a very long time. She is amazing and I am grateful to know her.
Estelle showed me all of the products that they make, all of which thoroughly wowed me, and many of which she used on me-- and all I can say is they are A M A Z I N G! 
eSalon's fantastic hair care products and tools that are artfully displayed!
COLOR KISS Temporary Root Touch Up ($15.00 Available in 10 colors): "This unique wand covers regrowth (roots) with matching temporary hair color, for heart-fluttering perfection between hair color applications."

Kiss grays goodbye! Get beautiful, blendable root coverage in seconds with Color Kiss: a revolutionary touch-up wand that puts you in control. This easy-to-use temporary hair color solution conceals regrowth between color applications, so you're never lacking the coverage you need. Choose from our exclusive collection of shades and tones, and discover a touch-up that's just right for you. 8.5 ml/.3 fl oz

Apply COLOR KISS to regrowth along your part and hairline. Blend with hair. Let dry 3 minutes. Wash with eSalon COLORSAFE SHAMPOO to remove.
  • Easy-to-use wand applicator
  • Quick drying formula hides grays in minutes
  • Compact size designed to go with you anywhere
  • Simple to remove, just shampoo as usual
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/EAU, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat., Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Aloe Barbadenis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, PVP, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 77004/Kaolin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Disodium, EDTA, Propylene Carbonate, Phenozyethanol, Ethylhexyethanol, Exthylhexyglycerin. May Contain: CI 77019/Mica, CI77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77492/ Iron Oxides, CI 77491/ Iron Oxides, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 75470/ Carmine, CI 19140/ Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77288/Chromium Oxide Greens.
Left to Right: Hair Clips, LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY Conditioner Packettes, STAIN GUARD Packettes and HEART LOCK IT Shampoo Packettes.

Hair Clips ($10.00): A set of four large alligator hair clips designed to simplify your color application. Also useful while styling your hair."
  • Assists sectioning of hair during coloring process
  • Reusable
  • Multi-use
  • Washable
  • Helps during hair styling
LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY Conditioner Packettes (.99 for 0.5 fl oz.): "Ultra-moisturizing salon conditioner to prevent color-treated hair from fading."

Travel friendly Love Unconditionally Color Safe Conditioner adds moisture and shine to color-treated hair. Packed with beneficial amino acids and proteins, this advanced formula is designed to strengthen and soften all hair types, but is gentle enough to protect color from fading. Use it daily to condition and detangle color-treated hair.15 ML/ 0.5 fl oz.
  • Travel friendly
  • Nourishes hair cuticle to seal in color
  • Sulfate-free to extend the life of your hair color
  • Helps prevent damage and breakage from chemical treatments
  • Guards against enviromental damage
  • Natural proteins hydrate color treated hair
  • Gentle enough for daily use. For all hair types.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/EAU, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Silk Amino Acids, Wheat Amino Acids, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Panthenol, Polysilicone-15, Disodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum).

STAIN GUARD Packettes (.99 for 0.2 oz.): "Apply to skin around hairline and on ears before haircolor application. Guard your skin from hair color stains with the Stain Guard Packette."
  • Protects hairline and ears from color
  • Coconut Oil hydrates skin
  • Rinses off easily with soap
Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Petrolatum. Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d'abeille, Fragrance (Parfum), Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool.

HEART LOCK IT Shampoo Packettes (.99 for 0.5 fl oz.): "Sulfate-free shampoo suitable for daily use on color-treated hair ."

Travel friendly Heart Lock It Color Safe Shampoo gently cleanses color-treated hair without using harsh ingredients that cause color to fade. The nourishing blend of proteins and amino acids deeply moisturizes and strengthens all hair types, leaving you with beautiful results.
  • Travel friendly
  • Sulfate-free to extend the life of your hair color
  • Protects color treated hair
  • Helps prevent damage due to environmental stress
  • Gentle enough for daily use. For all hair types.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/EAU, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamide MEA, Silk Amino Acids, Wheat Amino Acids, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium-10, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Polysilicone-15, C11-15 Pareth-7, Glycerin, Trideceth-12, Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl, Tetrastearate, Laureth-9, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum).
PERFECT ENDING Leave In Conditioner ($15.00 for 5 oz.): "Breeze through tangles, fight frizz, and prevent breakage during styling with Perfect Ending Leave in Conditioner. This colorist-approved formula infuses your strands with serious shine and weightless moisture for a perfectly polished salon look."
  • Combats frizz and flyaways all day
  • Hydrates hair without weighing it down
  • Protects hair color from environmental damage
  • Great for all hair types
Ingredients: Water (Aqua/Eau), Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Dimethiconol, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Quaternium-33, Quaternium-87, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium-4, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-12, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Carbomer, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Sodium Benzoate, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Gluconolactone, Calcium Gluconate, Dipropylene Glycol, Isopropanol.
PERFECT ENDING and a Custom Kit
Left to Right: HEART LOCK IT Color Safe Shampoo, LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY
Color Safe Conditioner and SHINING ARMOR Renewing Treatment Oil.

HEART LOCK IT Color Safe Shampoo ($15.00 for 8.5 oz.): "Sulfate-free shampoo suitable for daily use on color-treated hair."

Heart Lock It Color Safe Shampoo gently cleanses color-treated hair without using harsh ingredients that cause color to fade. This nourishing blend of proteins and amino acids deeply moisturizes and strengthens all hair types, leaving you with beautiful results.
  • Sulfate-free to extend the life of your hair color
  • Protects color treated hair
  • Helps prevent damage due to environmental stress
  • Gentle enough for daily use. For all hair types.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/EAU, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamide MEA, Silk Amino Acids, Wheat Amino Acids, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium-10, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Polysilicone-15, C11-15 Pareth-7, Glycerin, Trideceth-12, Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl, Tetrastearate, Laureth-9, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum).

LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY Color Safe Conditioner ($25.00 for 8.5 oz.): "Ultra-moisturizing salon conditioner to prevent color-treated hair from fading."

Love Unconditionally Color Safe Conditioner adds moisture and shine to color-treated hair. Packed with beneficial amino acids and proteins, this advanced formula is designed to strengthen and soften all hair types, but is gentle enough to protect color from fading. Use it daily to condition and detangle color-treated hair. 
  • Nourishes hair cuticle to seal in color
  • Sulfate-free to extend the life of your hair color
  • Helps prevent damage and breakage from chemical treatments
  • Guards against environmental damage
  • Natural proteins hydrate color treated hair
  • Gentle enough for daily use. For all hair types.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/EAU, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Silk Amino Acids, Wheat Amino Acids, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Panthenol, Polysilicone-15, Disodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum).

SHINING ARMOR Renewing Treatment Oil ($18.00 for 1.69 oz.): "Nourishing blend of argan oil, antioxidants, and vitamins E and F for smooth, healthy hair. Increases shine, strengthens hair, and helps protect color from fading."

This is your secret weapon for maintaining luscious locks. This nutrient-rich formula glides over hair to help hydrate, smooth, and strengthen. Wear this Shining Armor to transform unmanageable hair into a shiny vivid mane that obeys your every wish.
  • Nutrient packed with Argan Oil & Vitamin E
  • Helps tame frizzy hair for sleekness
  • Hydrating shield prevents color from fading
  • Light weight formula that won't weigh down hair
  • Protects hair from heat styling
  • Good for all hair types
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidum/Huile Minerale, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Citral, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Beta-Carotene (CI 40800).
Left to Right: COLOR TINT BRUSHES and COLORING TOOLS SET

COLOR TINT BRUSH ($1.25 each): "This professional, reusable coloring brush provides accurate control and precise application of hair color."
  • Accurate control
  • Professional quality
  • More precise root application to prevent overlapping
  • Brush handle allows for easy parting
  • Durable
  • Washable
COLORING TOOLS SET ($20.00): "Professional hairstylist tools for an easy color application. Includes bowl, clips, and timer."

This reusable Coloring Tool kit includes everything you need to color your hair like a professional. This kit provides you with the tools to: section, mix, apply, and time your hair color application.
  • Professional Coloring Bowl
  • Professional Hair Coloring Brush
  • Four large Hair Clips
  • Digital Timer with battery
This set is well worth having to accompany your custom hair color!
The eSalon custom color kits come in lovely whimsical boxes embellished with motifs found in the decor around their beautiful headquarters in Culver City.
SHINING ARMOR

Every detail at eSalon is stylish and beautiful!
Truer words were never spoken!
Behind the screen is where "The Machine" makes your custom color!
A Sneak Peek behind the screen!
Behind the screen you first see piles of boxes to be filled, checked and double checked with your orders.
Because of their proprietary cutting-edge technology I haven't shown the computers and the assembly line where the bottles are filled, but I will say that it was both exciting and fascinating seeing it in action.
The beautifully ornamented glass wall peek-through, to a conference room, mirrors the interior of the boxes that eSalon uses to ship your products to you.
eSalon really is a peerless visionary company!
A worthy motto, indeed!
A view of eSalon employees hard at work, and many of them are processing online orders.
It is so rare to enter a workspace filled with so many happy people who actually love their jobs, but that was most assuredly the case here!
Who wouldn't be happy working in an environment so artfully conceived that it includes sculpture adjacent to the kitchen and work spaces.
Around every corner there are beautiful things upon which to look.
A gorgeous vignette that greets you near the bathrooms.
Estelle told me that she was going to go in the back to get me a a bottle of the hair color that she created for me to take home, but then she emerged from the back with this!
Note the motifs used on the box interior that echoes the glass wall of the conference room wall shown above. 
My likely hair color had I been born a quattrocento Florentine noblewoman:
My hair color before my visit to eSalon:
My customized hair color from Estelle, and as you can clearly see she achieved precisely what she sought to do by softening some of the red hues! I am utterly thrilled by the results.
Overall Assessment: Never again will I buy drugstore hair color, or pay go to a salon for an exorbitantly priced cut and color when eSalon gives such amazing results for a mere $20.00. eSalon's hair color is long-lasting, easy to care for and maintain, and utterly gorgeous. I'm touched by Estelle and eSalon's generosity, and humbly thank them for such an amazing experience, and for so many beautiful products to use at home! You have a customer for life!

If you color your hair, then I urge you to try out eSalon's amazing at-home color and haircare products. I will be reviewing each of them individually, but I will say that I am thoroughly impressed by the quality and efficacy! A+

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