Thursday, 17 June 2010

Spring / Summer '10 Hair Trend: The Pin-Up - Sam McKnight for Pantene Pro-V

Pantene Pro-V Global Ambassador, Sam McKnight’s Step by Step Guide to Get the Look:
Step 1:
Work no more than a golf ball-sized amount of Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Mousse through towel-dried hair to protect from heat-styling and improve hold. Blow-dry with a round bristle brush to smooth the hair a little – drying with a bristle brush gives hair the right texture.
Step 2:
Section hair into two parts, the front section from the back of the ear up to the crown and straight down to the other ear. Secure this section with a clip or pins. Gather the remaining hair at the back and sweep up into a high ponytail secured at the crown with a hair bungee or snag-free elastic band.
Step 3:
Gently backcomb the front section at the roots to create volume and texture, then brush back, leaving short layers to fall around the face. Gather around the base of the ponytail, securing with pins.
Step 4:

Section the ponytail and backcomb each section at the roots, spritzing lightly with Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Hairspray as each section is finished. Brush lightly over the surface of the ponytail to smooth it, using a soft bristle brush. Mist over with a little hairspray.
Step 5:
Taking the end of the ponytail, loop it under, securing the end just under the base of the ponytail with strong hair grips. Then using the thumb and forefinger hold the loop of hair and pull it gently towards the front of the head, securing in this forward position with strong grips, to position the loop high on the crown. Leave the hair to fall naturally into a soft up do.
Sam McKnight’s Top Tip: “For maximum elegance, placement of the ponytail is critical. When positioned at the crown of the head, and in line with the jaw, adds that ballerina elegance.”

Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Shampoo (rrp. £2.19)
Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Conditioner (rrp. £2.19)
Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Mousse (rrp. £2.99)
Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Hairspray (rrp. £2.99)

ARK De-Stress SkinResponse Serum - Cool, Calm, and Collected, Whatever The Situation!

We all know how stressful life can be; juggling health, friends, family and work alongside mini disasters! However, not all of us realize the full impact of these conflicting pressures upon our skin. ARK’s De-Stress SkinResponse Serum is a calming, quickly absorbed serum that gets to work as soon as it hits the skin. Containing enzyme complex CellActive – VIP and Boerhavia Diffusa root, it instantly reduces the visible signs of stress on the skin, and in turn diminishes the look of fatigue. It reinforces the skins moisture levels to protect it from pollution, the environmental forces, and most importantly, lifestyle pressures.
Apply 2 to 3 drops of the serum directly to your face. The serum is instantly absorbed and makes your skin feel cool and moisturised.
As we become more stressed, our levels of cortisone increase making our skin more reactive to external factors. ARK De-Stress Serum works by controlling the body’s release of histamine, and therefore liberating skin allergens while maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier.
This serum is ideal for people who suffer from increased levels of stress and want to reduce the appearance of inflamed, irritated, or dry skin. It is also perfect for people who spend long periods of time outside; exposed to the elements, and those who suffer from hay fever. This serum works really well as an alternative, or in conjunction with anti-histamine medication, alleviating red eyes, reducing sneezing, and easing itchy throats.
For best results use along side the ARK SkinResponse system appropriate to your age.
Ark De-Stress SkinResponse Serum £34 for 30ml
Available online and at Ark centres in Wimbledon, Putney and Fulham t: 020 7938 1898