Girl Stuff

{Wearing: Silk Butterfly Voyage Scarf: Swedroe by Ariel.}

Before we get to the topic of hair—which is what this post is all about—I want to take a minute to say some things in regards to International Women’s Day (because hair and being a girl—it all works together). As women, it’s important we support other women in all walks of life. One way to do that is to support women entrepreneurs. One of those, who I’m extremely proud to wear her scarf (which you can see a full view of in the pic below), is 13-year-old fashion designer Ariel Swedroe Weinberg. This beautiful silk butterfly scarf is part of her very own line called Swedroe by Ariel. You can check out the rest of her line here.

She actually got her start at the same place where my kiddo takes her sewing classes, DesignLab Miami, at the same age as kiddo: 8 years old! Ariel took her grandfather’s artwork, laser printed it and turned those patterns into beautiful. wearable art. You can find her line at M2M Miami, where she has her studio and offers made-to-measure custom pieces with her stunning fabrics. I’m honored to wear mine in support of such a talented young soul. Now go out there and find other women—young and old—to build up, so they, too, can bring beauty, business and talent to the world.

The Secrets to Hair Success:

Prep: Bumble and bumble hairdresser’s invisible oil balm-to-oil pre-shampoo masque.

Wash: Histories de Parfums Shampoo and Conditioner, available at Lapis at Fontainebleau.

Hold: Bumble and bumble Strong Finish Firm Hold Hairspray.

Now on to the hair portion of this post, because I have waves in this pic and that is a feat, if you know how stick straight my hair is. I’ve gone through a massive hair transformation in the past six months, thanks to  Michele Fury and Guillaume MassolAnd while I wish I could wake up every day and have this dynamic duo tackle what lies atop my head, sadly, there are days when I have to do my own hair. When I do, I lean on this selection of products to make things happen. I prep with a brand new oil balm-to-oil pre-shampoo masque to lock moisture into my hair. Then, I give it a scrub and a condition with the excellent-smelling Histories de Parfums, my friends at Fontainebleu were kind enough to introduce me to. And finally, after I’ve gone at it with the dryer and wand, I give it a little spray with Bumble and bumble. Normally, hairspray in this humidity makes my hair like cotton candy. But this stuff is like the yoga of hairsprays. It bends and stretches and will stay where you want it without being brittle.

And in Miami, we could all use a little more of that. Add a Swedroe by Ariel scarf and voila. Good hair day.