Product Review: Bio Ionic One-Pass Flat Iron


Bio Ionic Ismooth OnePass Flat Iron 1 1/2''

Bio Ionic Ismooth OnePass Flat Iron 1 1/2''

Bio Ionic is the leader in ion-powered hair care. Its professional-grade products contain Natural Ion Complex™ (a blend of natural-occurring minerals) that emits Natural Negative Ions into the hair.

The Bio Ionic Flat Iron Nano Ceramic Straightening Iron is one of the most effective straightening irons available on the market, as it straightens hair faster then most of its competitors, which in turn means hair remains shinier.

Straight hair is a desired look for many women, thanks, in part, to many of the celebrities who grace the red carpets and magazine covers.  But it is not a look that many are naturally blessed with and flatirons have become a grooming essential for many women in recent years.

The salon-quality Bio Ionic One-Pass Flatiron come in two widths: 1/2″ for shorter or smaller pieces of hair, such as bangs, or 1.5″ for longer, wider areas of hair.  The One-Pass Flatiron stands out in its market as the fastest ceramic hair flat iron. Using Silicone Speed Strips on the plates, the Bio Ionic Ismooth OnePass Flat Iron only requires one single pass of your hair through the ceramic hair flat iron to leave hair perfectly straight.


CHI Silk Infusion v. Biosilk Therapy

Here in offices we are often asked the difference between two similar products.  Case in point?  CHI Silk Infusion and BioSilk Silk Therapy.  So, we set about clearing up the confusion with a look at two of your favorite haircare products.

CHI Silk Infusion

CHI Silk Infusion

CHI SILK INFUSION helps strengthen and soften your hair, for improved manageability and shine without any build-up. The alcohol free formula is enriched with pure silk alongside wheat and soy proteins.  Simply apply a small amount into palm of hand and work evenly throughout your towel-dried hair before styling.

BioSilk Silk Therapy

BioSilk Silk Therapy

Meanwhile, BIOSILK SILK THERAPYis a lightweight, replenishing treatment that protects hair and skin to leave them looking healthy and shiny.  The silk proteins strengthen hair from the inside out, while vitamin B holds in moisture, and vitamin E nourishes for shine and softness. In addition to repairing, BioSilk Silk Therapy also protects your hair from future sun damage and from heated styling tools.  Use it every day, like a sunscreen with moisturizer. And, you can use it on your body too. There’s a reason why this product won a  Total Beauty 2011 award.

Our winner? BioSilk Silk Therapy.


Macadamia Natural Oil: Professional Haircare Products

Macadamia Natural Oil Products

Macadamia Natural Oil Products

Here at, we know more than most that there is always a latest beauty buzz on the block.  Currently, we are all excited about  Macadamia Natural Oil.  The professional hair care line contains two of the most beneficial oils: Macadamia and Argan.

Together, macadamia oil and argan oil replenish the hair’s natural emollients with the high content of essential fatty acids found naturally in both of these exceptional oils. The combined benefits help to nourish and protect the hair from harmful UV rays while repairing hair follicles for improved elasticity and shine.

Macadamia nut oil is extremely similar to the body’s natural oils and is therefore easily and quickly absorbed by the hair and skin. Use the complete regimen of Macadamia Natural Oil haircare products for best results to revitalize your hair. Macadamia Natural Oil products include a full line of haircare products as well as an extensive selection of styling products, all of which are excellent for dry, damaged hair.

Curl It Up A Notch With CHI

CHI Turbo Digital Ceramic Spring Curling Iron 1-1/2"

CHI Turbo Digital Ceramic Spring Curling Iron 1-1/2"

This new year’s eve, we suggest you embrace one of the hottest hair trends of the season and turn your back on perfectly straight hair in favor of a curled style.  And even if you don’t have naturally curled tresses, you can achieve the look with the help of a CHI curling iron.

The CHI haircare brand is well known for its heated styling tools, which are some of the best on the market.  They are easy to use with an ergonomically designed handle and versatile heat settings to provide you with total control and comfort.

The state-of-the-art ceramic heat seals the hair cuticle to repel the effects of humidity and create a shiny finish. What’s more, the CHI curling irons heat up evenly to ensure a stellar end look.

CHI produces three sizes of curling iron to produce an array of different curled  looks.  The CHI curling irons come in 3/4″ for tighter curls; 1″ for medium curls, and 1 1/2″ for looser curls or waves.  All of the CHI curling irons use 44 Ceramic Technology with Far Infrared allows these hair curling irons to offer flash quick heating while locking in moisture and protecting your hair.

Make Skin Better With Murad

Murad Acne Spot Treatment

Murad Acne Spot Treatment

Do you experience terrible acne breakouts?  Or red, irritated skin?  How about large, clogged pores?  Or terribly oily skin?  We’ve recently discovered one of the best solutions on the market and we are currently stocking it at at fabulous prices.  Our discovery?  Murad’s acne products.

Beauty editors around the world LOVE Murad’s skincare products and they have given many Murad products covetable industry awards.  Indeed, top-ranking magazines like Allure, InStyle, Shape, Fitness and more, have been raving about Murad for years. (As have we.)

One such leading product is the Murad Acne Spot Treatment.  This fabulous product speeds the healing of stubborn blemishes on-the-spot, while preventing new blemishes from fully developing.  In short, it’s a wonder product and a staple in our bathroom cabinet.

Of course,the best way to fight spots is to try and prevent them in the first place.  To this end, Murad’s Clarifying Cleanser and Clarifying Toner are essentials.  Use as directed and combine in a regimen with Murad Acne Skin Perfecting Lotion for clear and beautiful skin. Buzz: Agadir Products

Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment

Agadir Argan Oil Hair Treatment

One of our favorite lines right now is the Agadir collection of Argan Oil products.  Agadir hair products are made with Argan oil, a centuries-old oil that is native to Morocco.  Though these days many people are talking about Moroccanoil, Agadir has in fact been creating hair products since the mid 1960s.

Agadir haircare products use 100% pure and certified Argan oil to create products that are lightweight, non-greasy, and instantly absorbed into the hair to detangle, moisturize and leave hair brilliantly shiny.

Agadir’s alcohol-free formulas give hair a wonderful silky, soft feel.  The products–which include shampoo, conditioner, masques and more–also help to tame split ends. currently carries 14 products in the Agadir line, which includes haircare and styling products.  The most popular is the Agadir Argan Oil Treatment, which is so easy to use.  After shampooing, simply apply a few drops to the palms of your hands.  Rub together and then comb fingers through damp hair.  Comb through and style as usual.


Easy Holiday Hair Styles: Smooth, Sleek Shine

We don’t know about you but here at offices, we find that the annual party season can cause an unusual undercurrent of anxiety as we discuss how we are going to up the ante and make an entrance at all the end-of-year celebrations.

So, in our pursuit of passing on the best advice from our team of experts, we have looked to the stars and rounded up some of the best hairstyles and sought out ways to replicate them at home.


As seen on: Olivia Munn

holiday hair styles, Olivia Munn, Smooth, Sleek Shine

Smooth, Sleek Shine as seen on Olivia Munn

“This is a great look for any hair length,” says celebrity stylist Romina Perotta.
First off, create a smooth blowout with a paddle brush (a round brush will give it too much volume).  We like the Bio Ionic Hybrid Bristle Paddle Brush.
Next, spray hair with a heat protectant product, such as CHI Iron guard Thermal Protection Spray.
Then, run a flatiron over your hair to make it look sleek.  We love the CHI flatirons (and PS, the CHI Chromatic Flat Iron with Free Clutch makes a fabulous gift, too!)
Once hair is straight, part it on the side, tuck the front sections behind your ears, secure with bobby pins, and let the hair on top hang over it.
And voila!  You look effortlessly chic and ready to mingle.
Happy Holidays!

Beauty Gifts For The Holiday Season

For all our beauty aficionados there is nothing better than receiving a beautifully packaged gift set of favorite products for the holidays.  We should know–we love them, too.  And in lieu of this fact, we have gathered the creme de la creme of beauty gift sets in our holiday gift guide this year.

For the girl who loves her locks, why not help her get beauty-queen style hair with the BioSilk Miss Universe Set.  This three-piece collection of BioSilk Silk Therapy’s best selling products, nourishes hair with revolutionary silk-infused formulas, which help protect against hear, cold and humidity to keep it silky smooth year round.  We have reduced the price of this incredible trio to just $25.99 from its recommended retail price of $67.60.

BioSilk Miss Universe Set

The BioSilk Miss Universe Gift Set

Meanwhile, for the skincare enthusiast, why not gift the Murad Radiant Skin Renewal Kit.  The boxed set includes four of Murad’s best-selling anti aging products.  Used as a daily regimen they enhance radiance and provide increased skin protection. What’s more the products help to eliminate dark spots, wrinkles and dullness so skin is left looking youthful, radiant and protected.  During the holiday season, you can scoop up this fabulous collection for just $32.89, which is a considerable saving on the $45.00 recommended retail price.

Murad Radiant Skin Renewal Set

Murad Radiant Skin Renewal Set

Stocking Stuffers: It’s The Little Things That Count

Sometimes the littlest presents can be the most fun on Christmas morning.  For sure, there are a few staffers in offices who are already a-buzz about the excitement of a well-stuffed stocking.  So make sure all the stockings your stuffing are done so thoughtfully this year.  And what better way to do so, than with some indulgent-yet-useful personal-care items.  Here are our Top 5 Stocking Stuffers for 2011.

1. Zehava’s Mission Twist Hair Turban – Get that perfect just-stepped-out-of-the-shower look with this spa-quality microfiber towel that is specially designed for drying hair without snagging it. $5.99

Zehava's Mission Twist Hair Turban Towel2.  Travalo Refillable Perfume Spray – Take your favorite perfume with you wherever you go with this easy-to-fill refillable fragrance spray bottle.  Comes in six colors including Classic Pink (shown). $9.99

Travalo Refillable Perfume Bottle3.  OPI Nail Lacquer – Did you know that the popular nail polish manufacturer has produced more than 450 colors?  That means there is sure to be one that suits your mood, taste and outfit.  We don’t know a girl in town who wouldn’t be happy receiving a bottle of OPI in her stocking. $6.85

OPI Nail Lacquer

4.  Bioswiss Shower Cap – After all our how-tos and styling advice features, you may want your blow out to last longer than your next shower.  Cue: the shower cap.  An age-old secret of all stylish women.  $3.99

shower cap, biosilk shower cap

5.  CHI Nail Crystal File – A beauty essential gets a modern lift.  The patented crystal nail file gently smooths and shapes to promote healthy nail growth. $5.99 Trend Alert: Embracing The Frizz

frizzy heair trend

Frizzy hair at Marc Jacobs

Here in offices, we refer to “frizz” as “the other ‘F’ word.”  And, as our home-base is Miami, Florida, our hair succumbs to the not-so-positive effects of humid heat all too often.

So, we were slightly amused to hear that some of the world’s leading hairstylists (such as Orlando Pita and Guido) have taken on the mission of inviting women to embrace the fuzz by making it bigger and better than ever.

“Say what?!” We hear your cry?  We KNOW!  We reply.  We couldn’t believe it either.  But, having reviewed the runways we can tell you: it’s true.

And here, our essential five products for embracing–and rocking–the frizz.


  1. Thickening Lotion:Apply to damp hair to give body and texture.  We recommend BioSilk Thickening Creme.
  2. Volumizing Mousse: Apply to damp hair to give hold.  We like Big Sexy Root Pump Plus Volumizing Spray Mousse.
  3. Dry Shampoo or Texturizing Spray: Spray on dry hair until you get a chalky, powdery feeling and then tease.  One of our faves is CHI Infra Texture Dual Action Hair Spray.
  4. Boar-and-Nylon Hairbrush: Adds volume and fluff when used for teasing.  It’s also less damaging than a comb.
  5. Hairspray: Spritz your favorite hairspray (we like TIGI Catwalk Your Highness Firm Hold Hairspray) on a brush to help tame flyaways, or spray directly onto teased hair to help maintain height.
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