Sunday, May 17, 2009

Easy Summer Hair with Suave

I had the chance to meet celebrity hairstylist, Luke O'Connor back in October at the Suave Glamor Reel Moments. He cut and styled my hair (and the hair of my fellow blogger moms) and he gave us tips for creating easy, yet gorgeous styles. And because he used all Suave products (my personal favorite is the Sleek line), I was able to recreate my style without breaking my budget.

Here are some of Luke's tips for easy, beautiful hair for those special summer events like weddings, dinners out, and BBQ get-togethers...


Get Salon Gorgeous this Summer Sans the Salon Price Tag

While we may not all have Hollywood budgets, you can still look like you do! Suave® Professionals® offers salon-quality products that help you create your desired ‘dos at affordable prices.



(Luke O'Connor and me)

The Look: Stunning and Simple Side Bun

Take your regular bun from blah to WOW with a chic side bun, a popular red carpet look. It's easy to achieve this classy, modern take on the Hollywood tradition that will have your style turning heads wherever you go.

To re-create at home:
· For smooth and frizz-free locks, prep hair with Suave Professionals Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner.
· Next, give hair body and control by applying Suave Professionals Extra Hold Styling Foam to damp hair.
· Gather the top layer of hair and pin up at the crown. Blow-dry the rest of hair in sections using a medium round brush to lock in volume. Unpin hair at the crown and blow dry in 1 inch sections using the round brush.
· Blow dry bangs by rolling the hair around the brush away from the face and directed to the side for swooping bangs. Keep side-swept bangs locked in place with Suave Professionals Extra Hold Gel.
· Next, take a 1.5 inch curling iron to curl the large sections of hair.
· Finally, gather hair into a pony tail and loosely twist down to create a low chignon off to the side. Secure with pins and let loose pieces fall naturally for a look that's effortlessly chic.


The Look: Glamour Curls on Cue
Everyone loves the look of loose, gorgeous curls. Structured curls with a middle part gives the look a modern edge – and you can make it happen in the comfort of your own home.

To re-create at home:

· Stock your shower with Suave Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner so curls will have added shine and brightness.
· Next, apply Suave Professionals Extra Hold Styling Foam to damp hair to give body and control. Be sure to blow dry hair upside down to achieve maximum volume.
· Once hair is completely dry, flip back up and create a center part. Take 1 to 1.5 inch sections of hair and spiral wrap around a 1 to 1.25 inch curling iron to create neat curls.
· For superior style and control, lock in the look with Suave Professionals Freeze Hold Hairspray.

The Look: The Half-Up for 100% Style
A fun look that gives the best of both worlds, try wearing your hair half-up. This method is a sophisticated update to the traditional look, giving hair a gorgeous volume.

To re-create at home:
· Use Suave Damage Care Shampoo and Conditioner in the shower to condition, revitalize and protect hair from over-processing.
· Take the top section of hair and blow dry back with a medium round brush.
· Then, pull bangs forward with the round brush and point blow-dryer at hair from underneath, curling bangs up with the brush. Part hair on the side. Blow dry the rest of hair until dry and then curl with a one-inch curling iron (for looser curls, use a larger curling iron).
· Next, tease the crown of the hair with a comb, using a downward motion to create beautiful volume on top. Smooth teased crown with a comb and secure this section of hair in the back with bobby pins or sparkly barrette for a little extra glam. Use Suave Professionals Freeze Hold Hairspray to keep hair in place all night.

And for my readers, I have 3 sets of Suave products to give away to 3 readers. Each set includes a bottle of Suave shampoo, Suave conditioner, and a styling aid. Just leave me a comment here and I'll choose 3 random winners on Wednesday, May 20.

110 comments:

thoughts and ramblings said...

Am I first?? woot woot!

pick me, pick me!

janes27 said...

I love Suave! My new favorite is the Brunette shampoo and conditioner.

Julie said...

sounds great!

Janet said...

Fun! Pick me, pick me, my curly hair needs all the help it can get!

sharalyns said...

Yay! I can always use better hair products!

Ben and Melissa James said...

I need this!

Keri Jackson said...

Sounds great!

w said...

i use suave. i totally do! so. i deserve to win.

and wow. i'm usually like number 294 in your giveaways. maybe being up front will give me a better chance at winning.

thanks for a great giveaway!

MaBunny said...

oooh, I love Suave products! I'm in for the draw!

Missy Johnson said...

I love Suave!!!

The A Team Mom said...

I love Suave products. I sent my husband to pick the one I buy for my kids and he came home with a shampoo + conditioner but it wasn't what I wanted (not the pink kids bottle). I Love it though! It makes it easier to scrunch curl my hair - for some reason my hair curls more after I use it. I also love that commercial they have with the Mom with swinging hair on top and changing what she is doing on the bottom of the add (changing diapers, shopping, bathing the kids etc.) while she still has awesome hair. Ooo la la, say oo la la la la! So yeah I would LOVE THIS! Thanks Dawn!

kirine said...

Could definitely use new hair products since my hair is changing texture. :)

Jen S Pgh said...

Sounds great! I could use this!

Lyndsay said...

Help feed my hair-product addiction! Please!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh man...I need all the help I can get!!

Michelle said...

Am I allowed to giggle at the thought of spending that much time on my hair daily? I'm lucky I get a shower in each day. ;) But I REALLY need some new hair products. In fact, I'm about to switch out my conditioner when I head upstairs because I hate the one I'm using so much!

Virginia said...

Suave makes great products. Why pay more if you don't have to? Thanks for the hair styling tips, Dawn!

Laura said...

I love Suave!

Keri Garrett said...

I'm always looking for new products to try!!

Mama On The Move said...

In college, a friend told me, "Everything Suave makes is great." It's still true today!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn will I ever be the winner of one of your giveaways??? lol love your blog... lilkj

Michelle said...

I need some new hair products!
Thanks

Rosemarie said...

I have never tried Suave before but I have heard it works well. Love reading your honest reviews!

Kelly B said...

I love Suave products. Sounds great.

Kari said...

I love Suave! I've been using their line of hair care products for over 25 years. Would love to win this prize!

Anonymous said...

Sounds fantastic!

Elizabeth
thesmithclan@stny.rrdotcom

Rachel said...

Yea, hair stuff. Maybe we could have a slumber party and do each other's hair? :) :)

pednurse said...

Cheap hair products....awesome!

Steff said...

I love Suave- I use it all the time and love the mousse for my curly mane.

Steph said...

Suave is definitely my favorite product to use -- and it's a great bonus that I can always afford their products.

Anonymous said...

I love hair stuff.

Jennifer B.

Bekah said...

Free hair care....with 3 girls in my house that would be great! :-)

Deirdrea said...

I would love some new products to try!

Marti said...

How about some pictures to go with the hairdo ideas. Love the thought of an inexpensive product that works well. Go Suave!

tchulick said...

We love Suave products. They are so fun to use.

Patti said...

I do love buying Suave! It's a great value and smells good too!

julie said...

I love Suave products! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I love Suave!!!

L Robinson
VA

Veggiemomof2 said...

I love Suave products!

AndiWrite said...

I've had stylists at expensive salons tell me that Suave products are some of the best you can buy. I've tried some salon products that cost a ton more and left my hair with less shine and body! Suave rocks!

Cheryl said...

Suave rocks!! Would love to have this!

Anonymous said...

Suave is my FAVORITE product for my kids. Cheap and good. It's a win/win for everyone!!!!!!

Vicki said...

Love Suave

akhughes said...

you're hair looks absolutely great there! so sleek!

Katie B said...

I would love to give this stuff a try!!! :)

M said...

Would love to win this. Thank you!

JDub said...

My Suave hairspray is doing just fine this morning. Bring on the shampoo!!!

Winona said...

Love love LOVE Suave hair care products - I used my Suave volumizing shampoo this morning!

KimH in GA said...

Oooh...another nice giveaway. Thanks, Dawn.

Kristie said...

My hair is always in need of help!

Tracy said...

I'm a fan! Pick me!

Step Monster said...

me me me.....I switch my hair product each time I run out so my hair never gets "used" to a product....and it's about that time!

Michelle Ayers said...

Hi. I love winning stuff so please pick me : )!! Thanks!

Chawksgirl4ever said...

oooh how fun would love these.yay! suave is really nice expecially for the price

Jessi said...

ohh my kids and I swear by sauve. I love the price and they seem to work just as well.

Chris A. Jackson, MI said...

I use suave A LOT! love to save $$ esp. when the product works!!

Tina said...

Yay! I would love to win these! Of coarse I would have to find time to actually wash my hair!

Pattie said...

So cool to find a professional actually using affordable products!

Sammie said...

I have some crazy fine hair, with frizzies.....i'd love to try new hair products that might tame my mess!

Tracy said...

I just chopped 6 inches off my hair, and now have a head of friz. Please pick me, so my boy's aren't going to baseball with Bozo the Clown (which is who they compared me too)

J Hooper in sc said...

I LOVE LOVE Suave products.. Some even smell like the more expensive salon brands too ... WOO HOO

@jennhoop

Deb said...

I love free products!!

Sharon said...

love their products!!! With three girls.....I also LOVE the price!

zekesmom10 said...

My hair has turned to poo after the last two boys. It's like someone else's hair all together. I would love some hair products and maybe I will treat myself to a smashing new 'do.

Donna said...

I love Suave products - they're so affordable and a good product, too!

RobinAN said...

I'd give it a try!

Valerie O in Ohio said...

Love Suave's Daily Clarifying shampoo and hairspray and . . . Well, you get the idea!

kiki said...

I just tried my first Suave shampoo this last week. I really like it. Way better than spending $20 on one small bottle of the fancy stuff.

Hantla said...

Great giveaway!

Kelly said...

I would love some hair care products.

marinewife3521 said...

Oh i need to look glamorous hope i win!

Anonymous said...

We go through a lot of shampoo around here!
Mindy A

Alexia said...

whoo hoo. I love a great giveaway. :-) Please pick me. :-)

sklay723 said...

After years of salon stylists trying to convince me that the professional lines were the BEST thing ever, I tried the Suave Sleek line...and haven't switched since. For anyone living somewhere humid like Florida who has naturally frizzy hair like me, it's a blessing! Sign me up for the drawing, please!

Jen S said...

I love suave products!! I would love to win these!!

Lee said...

I so very much need some new hair products...especially with the southern summer heat starting...bless you!

Dawn said...

Suave us good stuff for a great price.
dawn

Jennie in Ohio said...

oh oh pick me pick me :)

Lori said...

Summer and humidity! FRIZZ!!! I need HELP and I would love to win!

Garth and Becky said...

I love the Suave line of hair products and use them often!

Jen said...

I love Suave products! They are high quality products for low prices!! I hope I win!!

Janna said...

I love Suave and would love to win a flat iron! Hint, hint, hint!! ;)

Angela said...

I could so use this right now.

Melanie said...

My kids use suave!

Anonymous said...

I love Suave products!!!

SPepper22

Becki said...

I could use a good set to take to the gym with me! =)

AlaneM said...

I love Suave - best products for the best prices...count me in!

Anonymous said...

I would love to try it!

Becky

Anonymous said...

Suave products work for me!

Carrie said...

all i have used is their basic line, so i'd love to try their other stuff.

MissCRegrets said...

I love Suave! Right now we use the Ocean Breeze scent...my girls LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

I like Suave!!
Sound good!

Sarah
sarahsorg@yahoo.com

Steve, Jessica, Joshua & Grace said...

I have been thinking about trying suave out. Pick me pick me!! :)

DarleneS said...

I'm willing to try any and all new hair products!!!! : )

Denise said...

I love suave!

Jodee said...

I love that I can afford Suave! Thanks for posting some doable tips!

Phooey said...

I love Suave. I recentlyugot a coupon for a free full-sized bottle, but didn't use it in time... *smacking self in softly conditioned hair*

Amanda E said...

I love suave! Great giveaway Dawn!

Wendy said...

I love the Suave commercials and have always wanted to try their products.

Adrienne said...

Hair care products...eveyone loves that!! Thanks so much.

familymgrkendra said...

I love Suave Professionals products! What a great giveaway!

FrugalcosIhave2 said...

LOL I am lucky to get it washed and conditioned and out the door, but I do love Suave (yummy scents) and i use it lots.

Sunshine said...

Suave has gotten more and more refined. I love all the different lines now.

Jacci O. said...

Yesterday it was 97 degrees here in Minnesota. Not humid, but it was just enough to make me fear summer. My hair NEEDS help now or I will look like a crazy troll doll when it does get humid.

Kristin said...

Ohhh, number 101. :)

I would love some new hair products as I'm currently hating my haircut. I'm thinking new hair products could help me out.

Mary said...

sounds like a great plan, I love beauty products!

Amy Molander said...

I would love to win these!

Valerie P. said...

I love Suave!

Kelly M. in Texas said...

Love suave!

Kathy from NC said...

we love Suave here in KY!