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Celeb Hairstyling With Charles Baker Strahan and Herbal Essences

Written on August 29, 2011 at 10:04 am , by

We had the pleasure of meeting with celebrity hairstylist Charles Baker Strahan at Arte Salon in New York City last week to preview the new Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner. The collection is made to tame flyaways by adding softness to straight or curly hair. We put the humidity protectant that’s formulated into the products to the test after our wash and style. Even when we sat outside and surrendered to the steamy New York air, sun and afternoon breeze, our silky, shiny hairstyle stood up. See the proof, below (that’s Charles on the left)!


He also gave us a few pointers for styling our hair during any season:

If your flyaways continue to rise at the top of your hairline: Spray hairspray onto a makeup or small hairbrush and sweep it over the errant strands. This will ease frizz without flattening your styled hair.

If you want to add volume to flat, straight or curly hair: Use Velcro rollers along the crown of your head. This forces the hair to change directions, which will lend bounce and movement.

For a fast freshen-up: Tease hair starting at the crown and brushing in the opposite direction—the crown is where you can create the most volume.

—By Amanda Downs, beauty intern

Tame Your Summer Mane

Written on July 13, 2011 at 9:23 am , by

The height of summer is in full swing in New York City, and our hair’s been reacting in accordance (read: frizz, grease, and flyaways).

Thankfully, Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Collection has come up with a foolproof style for your next getaway or day at the beach. Here’s to good hair days ahead!

  1. Before heading to the beach or the pool, wash and condition your hair thoroughly.
  2. Towel dry and put hair in a ponytail at the top of your head.
  3. Twist hair around the ponytail and secure in a spiraled bun.
  4. Spritz strands with a soft-touch hairspray.
  5. After your day in the sun, let the bun fall to form smooth waves, and finish with a mist of hairspray to keep locks in place.


    —By Amanda Downs, beauty intern

    Behind-the-Scenes Beauty with Leighton Meester

    Written on November 11, 2010 at 7:30 am , by

    Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester and celebrity hairstylist Charles Baker Strahan gave FITNESS a peak behind the scenes of their latest photo shoot for Herbal Essences. Enjoy!

    Favorite Find Friday: Herbal Essences Hydralicious Reconditioning Shampoo

    Written on October 8, 2010 at 11:26 am , by

    An active lifestyle can take its toll on fragile strands (hello, perpetual ponytail!), which is why we love Herbal Essences Hydralicious Reconditioning Shampoo. The thick, swirly formula not only looks (and smells) amazing, but cleans sweat and grime while targeting parched, damaged areas with reparative ingredients like shea—all for under $4. What’s your go-to shampoo?