Tips & Trends

Styling Tips & Trends from Tayanna Johnson, Master Cosmetologist and Educator from Candler Park:


Oribe Gelée

Want to keep those curls bouncy with a hydrating, lightweight gel that doesn’t leave your hair hard with a lot of crunch?  The Oribe Gelée will allow your curls to be more manageable and detangle easily! The Oribe Gelée will be the way to go this Spring and Summer!

Bb. Surf Styling Leave-In

Staying on the wave! Did you hear? Bumble and Bumble has a awesome new product for our straight and wavy girls! Surf Styling Leave In is a UV-protectant, leave-in, light holding styling gel-creme. Your hair will be left feeling soft, hydrated and it helps fight FRIZZ. Pop it in your beach bag this Summer or apply it before your lunch date with friends and watch heads turn!!

Bb. Color Minded Shampoo & Conditioner

Hey you! Yes you! Is your color fading? Well look no more… Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Shampoo and Conditioner will save the day! The Color Minded combo was created to help save, preserve and prevent your beautiful color from fading. It tackles all of your hair color needs by hydrating, de-frizzing, smoothing and adding just the right amount of shine to your hair. How does it work you ask? The Color Minded Shampoo must be emulsified into your hands and worked into wet hair focused on the scalp- allow product to be rinsed down onto the hair. Follow up with your Color Minded Conditioner, a quarter size  amount should do the trick ( amount may vary depending on texture and density) and rinse with lukewarm water to preserve that color more and to add an extra shine!

Can’t forget about the guys. Bumble and Bumble Bb. Texture Hair (UN) Dressing Creme is great for guys that enjoy the tousled, matte not parched done-undone hair. This great on damp hair, but who said you have to follow rules! You can apply a small amount in damp or dry hair. It gives the hair grit, a pinch of lift and leaves a shine-free finish. It’s an easy going product that’ll give your look an extra BANG!!

Masarrat Makeup

To create a ‘No Makeup Look’ or a ‘Full Glam Look’ you need a great canvas to work with. Using a foundation that best matches your skin’s type, tone and desired finish will help you do that. For the Summer months we recommend a full coverage foundation that controls shine and lasts all day. Full coverage foundations will usually be matte so if you have an oily skin type please always remember to prime your skin before foundation application. If your skin tends to be on the dryer side, then always moisturizer before applying a full coverage matte foundation.

Get CitySwept Away: Grown up Grunge for The Every Day

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New this month, Bumble & bumble’s City Swept Finish has already elbowed its way onto our shelves with a New York attitude that has us falling in love. Like most millenials, I was just old enough to be mystified by the razor-sharp rebellion that defined all aspects of the grunge movement. Where my mother’s 80’s inspired perm had been a fantasy, the slouchy street style of the grunge movement had a sexy edge that left a deep, yet stereotypical slacker impression on my brain. Grunge didn’t care that it was fashion. Grunge was too busy creating the internet and tearing down the Berlin Wall to be bothered.

Oh Kate and Johnny how we miss those long gritty locks
Oh Kate and Johnny how we miss those long gritty locks

Now in 2014, Grunge is all grown up. The lived-in, gritty look that defined 90’s icons like Kurt Cobain, Winona Ryder, and even fashion goddesses like Kate Moss, has returned with a vengeance. This time it’s being recreated for the girl-on-the-go who craves an effortless transition from day to night (and let’s be honest, I want a no-hassle transition back to day as well!).  Enter Bumble & bumble. Embracing the androgyny that permeated the best of grunge, City Swept Finish dances the line between products to serve as the perfect hybrid styling tool for any hair type.

Fine hair will love the lightweight mist that allows for a broken-in, easy street style without the weight of traditional products, while folks with coarse or curly hair can rejoice in the hold and anti-fluff this part cream/part wax/part spray provides. Our short-haired comrades can get in on the action as well (fellas, I’m looking at you)! Salon Red stylist and product educator, Misti Dort, says she loves City Swept’s pomade-like application that doesn’t leave your hair feeling as greasy as those dreads you tried to grow back in ’96. (you know the ones…)

It’s got texture. It’s got edge. This look by Bumble & bumble stylist Jordan M has it all.
It’s got texture. It’s got edge. This look by Bumble & bumble stylist Jordan M has it all.

The how of this product is about as easy as it gets. Shake well and then simply spray City Swept Finish in a light mist over dry, styled hair. Piece it out with your fingers to get just the right amount of that “oh I woke up this way” look and you’re good to go! Or amp up your game by cocktailing City Swept over any of our favorite B&b products:

  • Layer over DrySpun Finish to give big airy looks a sophisticated sheen and wind-blown look that is straight out of Sex and the City fab. 
  • Start with a touch of Prêt-à-Powder before finishing with City Swept for a touch of soft volume that is all Courtney Love (minus the drugs and questionable fashion choices).
  • Copy the mermaid waves that rocked NYFW ’14 by using Surf Spray to create loose curl and City Swept to give you the grit and softness that will have you looking like a California surfer in no time.

So break out those faded flannel shirts you stole from your high school boyfriend, pop on a slip dress and your favorite stompers and get your Grunge on!