HOW-TO: Create an A-List Faux Bob

Faux Bob
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Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jenny McCarthy and Chelsea Handler are just some of the A-listers with sexy new bobs. It’s a fresh look for spring/summer, but some clients just aren’t into the big chop. Ruth RocheArtistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, suggests creating a faux bob using braids and lacing to take the length up – it will put a spring in any girl’s step. See the video on HERE!

“A faux bob is a great look to offer a client for a special event, it’s not going to be a look they want to tackle every day,” says Roche.

STEP 1: Section the top area of the head and pin up.

STEP 2: The bottom hair will be braided into four vertical sections with three strand braids – right over center, left over center, etc., adding to both sides as you go and securing an elastic about 4” from the bottom of each section. This flattens the area, creates a base for pinning and brings the length up.

STEP 3: Tuck the braids up and secure with a pin, leaving the last 4” to hang.

STEP 4: Lace ends to shorten and expand hair to spread it out.

STEP 5: Drop the top portion of hair, lace it to shorten the length and gather and pin hair up so the ends are roughly the same length as the ends of the braids.

STEP 6: Any shorter top layers or fringe (depending on length/type of original haircut) can be arranged to fall over the previous layers to blend.

STEP 7: Finish with Pureology Strengthening Control zero dulling hairspray for soft touchable hold

The Weekly Weird: Snakes Spa

Being placed in a position of abject fear is an unlikely choice to de-stress.

But one Indonesian centre is now offering snake massages, which they claim help alleviate stress by taking your mind off other day-to-day worries.

While clearly not for everyone, the staff at Jakarta’s Bali Heritage Reflexology and Spa may have a point.

Feeling relaxed? People feeling stressed in Jakarta, Indonesia, may be tempted to try this new treatment – snake massages in a Balinese-style spa. 
The unique form of massage involves pythons being placed on the customer’s bare back
. The Jakarta spa claims that the fear of feeling moving snakes is said to help alleviate stress by releasing adrenaline. 
Lying rigid and motionless as several pythons of all shapes, colors and sizes are writhe across your bare back, is quite likely to divert your mind from any concerns to the present moment.

But the science behind the ‘relaxation’ theory goes against their claims.

The centre says the movement of the snakes and the adrenaline triggered by fear is said to have a positive impact on the customer’s metabolism.

However, adrenaline is released when someone is stressed and it has several effects on the body which relaxing spa treatments aim to counter.

The snake spa says the movement of the reptiles and the adrenaline triggered by fear is said to have a ‘positive impact’ on the customer’s metabolism
. While being rigid with fear is likely to take your mind off daily woes, clients may need a traditional massage afterwards to recover

The novel treatment may appeal to snake lovers however, who genuinely enjoy the reptiles’ writhing feeling
When faced with a stressful situation, such as being covered in snakes, the body releases the hormone adrenaline, among other chemicals, which increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure and boosts energy supplies.

So a ‘therapy’ that aims to have this effect will only serve to make you feel more wired and on edge as opposed to less relaxed – assuming clients are not accustomed to touching snakes.

There is a chance that after being frozen in fear with muscles tensed for up to an hour, that customers may need a full body massage afterwards, to need out some new knots.

Bizarre: Releasing adrenaline makes people feel on edge as opposed to relaxed, and for most people, touching snakes is likely to have this effect

The spa offers numerous treatments including the snake massage with three pythons
The new treatment has caused quite a stir in the spa. 
But for those who have a love of snakes, and feel comfortable in their company, perhaps feeling them slither across your bare body might be genuinely relaxing.

Either way, it’s an interesting, if not slightly bizarre, idea and appears to be attracting some inquisitive clients.


Feeling relaxed? People feeling stressed in Jakarta, Indonesia, may be tempted to try this new treatment – snake massages in a Balinese-style spa.

Jakarta Spa

Jakarta Spa

Jakarta Spa

Jakarta Spa

The Weekly Weird

The Weekly Weird

A mom who entered her daughter into a ‘Most Epic Head of Baby Hair’ competition has been accused of making her child wear a wig. Click on the photo for the full story in this week’s “weekly weird”.

The Weekly Weird

That’s One Big Hairball!

That’s One Big Hairball!

“It does not faze a stylist to see a pile of hair after a haircut. They just sweep it up and toss it in the garbage. A group of stylists from the Augusta Great Clips in Georgia decided to do something creative with all the clippings they were sweeping and tossing…they combined it into one huge hairball. And this wasn’t just any old hairball. It was record worthy!” – Click on the photo above to see how much it weighed!
– Curtosy of Shana @ TheClipArtist

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