Alterna is one of Hollywood’s most popular haircare lines with a long list of celebrity fans like Jennifer Aniston, Madonna, Scarlett Johansson etc. and luxury is the only word I can use to describe its Ten Hair Masque.

Priced at $55 for a 5.1 oz jar, Alterna Ten Hair Masque is infused with ten exotic ingredients from around the globe, including African Cacao Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Caviar Age-Control Complex™, Photozyme Complex™ with Color Hold™, White Truffle Oil, Champagne Grape Seed Oil, Bulgarian Evening Primrose, Arabian Frankincense, Moroccan Quillaia Bark and Arnica Flower. It promises to repair and renew all hair types and transform it from ordinary to extraordinary.

Got short hair and need ideas on how to play it up? You have to check out our heiress! Ever since Paris Hilton went back to a bob earlier this year, she has been spotted looking super cute with all her different hair accessories.

Paris with her cute headwraps while promoting the second season of her BFF reality show and just hanging out at Lemonade Cafe.


Dusty Simington said it once and Nexxus Creative Director/celebrity hair stylist Kevin Mancuso is saying it again:- “This season’s hottest trend is to work with what you’ve got. Don’t fight your natural texture… embrace it.”

With that in mind, Kevin created the following four modern looks that I want to share with you guys. I personally have long, straight hair and Sleek Look #1 is my favorite.

Curly Look #1
Mix two different textures for a contemporary and bold statement.

Step 1: Start by shampooing and conditioning your hair with moisturizing products that add a natural sheen and bounce.

Step 2: Towel dry hair, and spray locks with a leave-in conditioner to help lock out frizz and boost shine. Apply a mousse to the bottom half of hair to help accentuate natural curls.

Step 3: Create a side part, and comb hair behind ears. Lightly blow-dry the top and front sections of hair using your fingers to smooth out the texture from your crown to mid-ear level. Emphasize the sleekness of the top section of hair by fastening bobby pins in a half-moon pattern from ear to ear.

Step 4: Blow-dry the bottom of hair with a diffuser to add volume and texture. Use a large barrel curling iron to add a few structured curls. Allow hair to cool, and scrunch to build volume.

Step 5: Finish look by applying a volumizing hairspray.

I used to think that expensive curling irons and flat irons were just gimmicks but when I finally got myself a CHI flat iron, I can see why people are willing to fork out that extra money for it.

The Farouk CHI Turbo Flat Iron 2″ is extremely lightweight and it has a slightly longer, 360-degrees swivel cord to help it from getting all tangled up. The controls are placed on the outside for easy access and the velvet lining on its handles makes it really comfortable to grab onto and less likely to get your fingers burnt. The indicator light is located on the outside as well but the light itself is really crappy so it can be hard to tell if the flat iron is heated up or not.

Temperature-wise, there are two settings – low and high – with a range of 175F/80C to 356F/180C. I normally use the highest setting and it never takes more than half a minute for the flat iron to heat up completely.

I also love how how the 2″ plate allows me to work with more hair at a time. Five minutes is all it takes to straighten my long, Asian hair and most importantly, my hair is left looking shiny and smooth and it stays straight even until the next morning, which almost never happens with my other cheaper flat irons from Sally’s! Plus my hair never gets dry or damaged when I use the CHI Turbo, even without a heat protector.

Overall, this is a very user-friendly flat iron that is great for beginners and pros. I am proud to say I am now a CHI convert!