Who doesn’t LOVE Hair Hair Rules ?! Hair Rules hair care products are considered to some of the best because of its variety and and care for ALL hair types. Kinky,curly,straight..you name it,they have a product that caters to it! For all of those that don’t know,I’ll give you a little history behind Hair Rules and how it began..
Anthony Dickey is a notable hairstylist, founder and Creative Director of Hair Rules. In his work, Dickey(as he is refferd to) began to notice that there weren’t many products that really allowed women to embrace their natural hair textures and that they often had to conform and compromise to products that were not always in the best of their hair. Dickey wanted to put an end to this and show women that they in fact had options when it came to treating their hair properly and heathily, opposed to what the industry often dictated. He wrote Hair Rules: The Ultimate Haircare Guide for Women with Kinky, Curly, or Wavy Hair, which served as a resource and savior for women’s hair.
Dickey, Founder/Creative Director of Hair Rules
Kara Young Georgiopolous is the co-founder of Hair Rules and is noted as one of the top models in the 1980s and 90s. Kara has graced ads for major cosmetics labels such as Maybelline, L’Oreal and Revlon and in 1989 was photographed for Revlon’s “Most Unforgettable Women” campaign with models Christy Turlington and Laurence Treil. Kara was introduced to Dickey by photographer Steven Meisel, hair stylist Kevin Mancuso, and the late makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin and later, Hair Rules was born!
Kara Young Georgiopolous, Co-founder of Hair Rules
OK..so I couldn’t just leave you hanging,I had to find the photo of Kara from the Revlon “Most Unforgettable Women” campaign!1987…
Kara,pictured with models Laurence Triel and Christy Turlington, in Revlon’s “Most Unforgettable Women” campain(1987)…
So…I was invited to the Hair Rules launch party/tweet and greet that took place on Thursday(12/2/10) evening at their salon in Manhattan,NY. They were launching the new additions to their product line that help achieve the perfect blow out whether you have curly, kinky, or wavy hair. The salon was filled with beautiful people who had the most beautiful natural hair I had ever seen! Literally every stylist at the salon had manes of natural curls with just enough “bounce and behave”. Since the new products’ goal is to achieve the perfect blow out, Hair Rules gave complimentary blow outs to anyone who wanted to give it a try as we all stood and watched mesmerized. Pictured below, a young lady gets a blow out using the new Hair Rules “Blow Out Your Waves” product.
In this photo,the woman’s natural hair is wavy so the stylist uses the new Hair Rules procuct, “Blow out your waves” to achieve the perfect blow out
After a few minutes of blow drying, we can see the almost finished product here…
Almost done!Afer the blow dry,flat ironss added the finishing touches,producing healthy looking had that had so much luster!
The new product additions also include, ” Blow out your kinks” and “blow out your curls” for other types of hair. Now…although it seems pretty obvious, you never know if someone is familiar with what a “blow out” is and the proper way to do it. One of Hair Rules’ texture specialist gathered us into a group to learn the correct way to achieve the perfect blow out. She told us that many women with natural hair often resort to the dominican shops where they do blow outs but that they use so much heat with the roller setting and extensive heat of the blow dryer, that it could be too much heat on the hair. She also told us how the roller brush they use during blow drying could be damaging since they pull from the roots when drying, snagging the hair. She said the best way to dry natural hair is WITH a comb attachment, working from the tips to the root of the hair.
A texture specialist at the Hair Rules salon tells us the proper way to dry natural hair
We all listened intently because after all,HAIR RULES!!!…so, after that lesson…I turn around and look who I saw…..
Dickey! Founder and Creative Director of Hair Rules working his magic!
I absolutely loved his drying technique…I don’t even know how to explain it!It was just one of those things…you know,like a signature.This woman’s hair was GORGEOUS when he finished but I didn’t get chance to take a pic!..As I perused around the salon,I spotted another texture speciaist/styist working her magic on a lady with the most gorgeous red hair!…
Hair Rules transformation in progress…
…and THIS was the finished product,BEAUTIFUL and full of body!
volume VOLUME volume!!!
After seeing such transformations, my friend and I went to socialize with some of the other folks in attendence. I am quite shy upon meeting new people, but I felt so comfortable because everyone was so welcoming! We were greeted by a very friendly Kara, who posed for a photo with us and said, “awww,I feel like they are my little sisters” haha!…
Me, Kara, and Tearah pose for a pic!
well…you know ladies always like to take two pics in the same pose..we like choices haha…
Take two!;)…although I like the first photo better..haha
I got a chance to meet many fellow bloggers, which was awesome since I’m fairly new to it. I love being able to network with people who share the same interests and even those that don’t!You never know who you can gain perspective from and how it will impact you. I met an amazing woman by the name of Anne Agoren, who was the fab photographer at the event, the designer of izzi bag and a social media guru!In our short meeting, I gained so much perspective and insight about how to network and keep moving forward in achieving my goals. I also met a fellow blogger by the name of Tiffani who has an AMAAAZIIINNNGGGGGGG blog that I instantly fell in love with and Eileen who also has a blog that instantly became a favorite! I love to be able to learn from those who have experience and can give valuable advice that will contribute to my growth professionally. Here are more photos of mingling, hair talk and the like…
more Hair Rules transformations in progress!
I loved the design of the salon,very chic…
Kara conversing with Hair Rules staff..
I thought her WHOLE look was perfection!(on right)
…I’ve been contemplating whether or not to post this pic because I feel it’s not one of my best…BUT the story behind it is HILARIOUS so here ya go…I call it..”Our Interesting Journey To the Hair Rules Event NYC,2010″..haha
On the bus..I was laughing sooo hard because this flash was so bright that I think it blinded everyone on the bus..FYI..all of the lights on the bus were out,you can only imagine..haha
I enjoyed my experience at the Hair Rules event meeeting new people,learning about my natural hair and how I can maintain it, and having juuuuuuust one more reason to come to NYC!!(yes,I will go all way to NYC to get my hair done!)As always, I appreciate every opportunity I am given and I feel that I gained much knowledge and perspective from this event. To anyone who may feel like they are having trouble maintaining their hair because of its texture or whatever the case may be, I HIGHLY recommend visiting the Hair Rules website at www.HairRules.com. They have a wealth of information for ALL hair types and how you can embrace your natural hair texture using products that will make it radiate. I am looking so forward to trying the new blow out products and wearing these coooool pins that embrace ALL hair types!
These pins are too cute!!!One for EVERY hair type!
As always,thanks for reading and always remember, HAIR RULES!!!!!!!!!