I just wanted to let everyone know the story of The Wright Hair. I am fairly new to blogging about hair but I have been doing my little girls hairstyles since the day my oldest daughter was born. The first thing out of the doctors mouth was I hope you ordered a girl full of hair. When my 2nd daughter arrived we were not so lucky with the hair genes. She has thin short hair. It was with the frustrations I had trying to do my 2nd ones hair that I decided to start this blog. I figured if I struggled this much there must be others struggling too. I am a working mom and getting my girls ready every morning is the best time of the day for me. This is a time we get to bond without other distractions. Right now my girls and I are enjoying our time together. I am sure it will only be a short time before my oldest wants to do her own hair. But for now we invite you to join us on the Wrights Journey through hair. Because of being a working mom, sometimes we will do fancy dos and sometimes quick dos, other times the do's are dont's but we welcome everyone to come along for the ride.



I received this fun hair style from Mario Russo Salon,  I can't wait to try it out.  I hope you all enjoy!

In case you’re looking for any new “it” hair trends, Mario Russo, owner & lead stylist of Salon Mario Russo in Boston, has shared with us a fun variation of the sock bun, which happens to be one of his favorite looks for fall. Appropriately called the “Cinnabun,” this bun is actually more of a hair wrap than a traditional bun. For those of us who have cut up all our socks in hopes of creating a perfectly round sock bun – it’s time to set them aside and embrace the new “it” bun. Even better…unlike its namesake, this Cinnabun is guilt-free!

Below, please find Mario’s step by step tips on creating the Cinnabun as well as his insight on why this look is hot for fall.

Attention lovers of the sock bun – there’s a new style hitting the streets that’s as fun as it is elegant. Ideal for women with mid-length to long hair, the Cinnabun borrows from the symmetry and clean lines of everyone’s favorite indulgent treat in order to create a guilt-free hairstyle that is sure to turn heads. Perfect for a day at work or evening out on the town, this beautifully structured coil can be easily dressed up or dressed down. Want to add an extra something? The addition of a bedazzled thin headband or more casual stretchy headband can quickly change the look and feel of this style, making it adaptable for every occasion.

How to Score the Cinnabun

·         Begin this look with a classic blow-dry. Using a round boar bristle brush and hair drier on medium heat, smooth hair from roots to ends while blow-drying hair under.
·         Once hair is dry, apply a pea-sized amount of a smoothing serum to tame any flyaways. My go-to is Oribe Smooth Style Serum.
·         Using a fine tooth comb, begin to pull all of your hair to the back of your head. Sleekness is key for the front of this look – it should appear seamless and tight. Use the comb to achieve the desired smoothness in the front.
·         For extra interest, place a stretchy or decorate headband at crown of the head. This will help you to better achieve the smooth finish as well as give the style an added twist.
·         Gather hair into a ponytail at the back center of your hair and secure with an elastic.
·         Take a 1 to 1.5 inch of hair near the base of the ponytail and create a very small loop with the hair. The loop should loop under and face down towards the neck. Pin the small loop with bobby pins, fastening it under the elastic of the ponytail. Think of this as the center section of a flower. It will act as focal point for the rest of the Cinnabun.
·         Separate the remaining hair into two parts, one to the left and one to the right of the center loop.
·         Take the left section first, and loosely begin to wrap it around the loop. Lightly using a fine tooth comb, make sure the hair that’s being wrapped is smooth. As you begin to run out of hair to wrap, take a few bobby pins and secure the ends of the hair under and into the bun.
·         Take the right section next, and loosely begin to wrap it in the opposite direction around the loop. Again, lightly use a fine tooth comb to make sure the hair that’s being wrapped is smooth. Pin the ends under and into the bun.
·         Smoothness is key for the Cinnabun. Before finalizing the look with hairspray, take the fine tooth comb and go over any section of the bun that needs to be smoothed out.
·         To finish the style, liberally apply a strong hold hairspray all over the look. My favorite is MoroccanOil Luminous Hairspray.


10 Best Hair Apps for your Iphone

Top 10 Best Hair Apps for iPhone and iPad

Sep 272013

With today’s iPhone and iPad, you have a wealth of technology at your fingertips. You can practically manage your entire life from this smart little devices –including your hair regimen! Whether you are looking for hair tips, virtual hairstyles, a tool to try on new hair colors or figuring out the perfect up-do for that big event, your iPhone has you covered! Check out this list of 10 awesome hair apps for iPhone and iPad –they’ll change your life.

1. My Aveda Style (RLC Online)

The Salon worthy brand Aveda has come out with an awesome iPhone hair App  to help you with all of your hair needs. They have great how-to’s, and updates on the latest hair trends. You can get custom product recommendations to help you best utilize their collection. And what’s great is that you can chat to live Aveda experts, and even buy their products right off the app! This is a great app for the Aveda lover.

2. My L’Oreal Mirror (L’Oreal USA)

While this iPhone app isn’t strictly for hair, its hair-transforming abilities are incredible. A fun play on the phrase, “Mirror, mirror on the wall,” My L’Oreal Mirror is made to bring out your inner queen. One of the best aspects of this app is its voice-recognition ability. Just tell it what you’re looking for and your hair desires will be fulfilled immediately. You can find the latest trends, video tutorials and more. This app will become an instant favorite, so go ahead and download it!

3. How To Make Hair Look Fab –Premium (Webelinx DOO)

This is a great app for hair care and styling. Get access to over 450 hair tutorials and learn to do your hair like a pro! Want to learn how to do a chignon up do or French braid? Look no further! You’ll find cute cuts for short, medium and long hair. The hair care tips is also a great section to keep your hair strong and shiny. There are also over 500 celebrity pictures to help you find the best hair style for you. This app is perfect for preventing bad hair days.

4. Up Do Styles (Bytamin LLC)

Are you searching for the perfect up do for that big event? This simple but elegant app comes with 75 beautiful ideas for up dos. While this app does not have tutorials, it is the perfect tool to take to your stylist. Each hair style has several angles you can view the hair style from. And the best part? You can save your favorite looks to use over and over again! Whether you are looking for a retro look, a sophisticated and elegant hair style, or something more trendy, this hair app  has what you’re looking for.

5. Beautylish

Beauty Tips, Makeup Tutorials and Hair Styles (Beautylish, Inc.) –This iPhone app also is not exclusively for hair, but its hair style feature is amazing. There are both photo and video tutorials available for hair styling. Find out the latest trends on hair, and find divine wedding looks on Beautylish. You can order product straight off this app, and save your favorites. This app also connects you to a beauty community where you can upload your photos and connect with other beauty lovers.

6. Hair Brush Guide (Olivia Garden)

If you are a fan of Olivia Garden professional hair brushes, this is the app. It simple, chic layout is designed to help you find the perfect brush for your hair needs. The Hair Brush Guide has a built in quiz to help you find the best brush for your hair type and preferred hair style. Even if you do not plan on buying a brush from Olivia Garden, it gives you a good idea of what type of hair brush to purchase. If you want to save your hair a lot of trouble and time, the Hair Brush Guide is for you.

7. Hair, Nails and Makeup (Webelinx DOO)

This is another multi-purpose app with a great hair section. Hair, Nails and Makeup focuses on helping you to recreate expensive hair styles in your own home. There are lots of video tutorials for hair, for any length. From simple to complicated, there is a wide range of hair styles to choose from. If you want to save money but still look great, grab this app!

8. Hair Try On by Taaz (Taaz, Inc.)

With all of the makeover games cluttering the app world, it can be hard to find one that is actually useful. Hair Try On, thankfully, is one of them. With this app, you can try out lots of different hair styles in different color combinations. All you do is upload your photo, and you can instantly see how the latest celebrity hair styles look on you. You can also save your favorites, show it to your hair stylist, and share them on Facebook and Twitter. So if you’ve been searching for a hair makeover app for adults, look no further.

9. Men Hair Styles (App Cookies)

While there aren’t a lot of hair apps for men, this is an excellent choice. With this app, you can find the top trending looks for 2013. And not only can you find great photos with hair style ideas –this app comes with hair guides and tutorials to help you keep your hair looking as great you did the day it was cut! Men Hair Styles does not require Wi-Fi, so you can access it anywhere. This app is perfect for stylish and powerful men.

10. Clairol My Shade (P&G Productions)

This app is perfect for achieving salon results from a box of hair dye bought at the grocery. Clairol My Shade lets you take a photo of your roots to help find the perfect shade for you. A quiz will help you find the best hair color based on your preferences, and you can even upload a picture of your current hairstyle to help you visualize the results. This way when you buy that box of hair dye, you won’t be making a blind guess. And if you’d rather buy a box of dye from a different company, this app will lead you on the right path –just look at the hair dye description. If you plan on dying your hair at home, you need this app.


The Best Fringe for Your Face - Boston Salon Owner Offers Insight

I received this great article and wanted to share it with all of my readers.  I hope you enjoy!!!

It seems as if bangs are a trend that never seems to fade away.

For the past few years, we’ve seen the resurgence of bangs as a beauty must-have, time and time again. From Michelle Obama’s debut of fringe in January to Hayden Panettiere’s recent blunt bang moment on David Letterman, bangs continue to stay relevant on the beauty and celebrity scene.

Over the past 20+ years that Mario Russo, owner & lead stylist of Salon Mario Russo in Boston, has been styling hair and operating his two eponymous hair salons, he’s seen countless women sit in his chair and ask what type of bangs are best for them. As a result, he decided to share with us his go-to guide on how to choose the best bangs for your face type and hair type, and what to ask your stylist for so that you end up with the fringe you desire.

The Blunt Bang
Posh yet oh-so-bold, the blunt bang is one that makes a statement.

Face Type:
For someone with an oval or square face, blunt bangs can be very flattering. To make the style less severe, angle off the sides of the bangs to be a bit longer than the rest of the fringe. This will help to better incorporate your bang into your hairstyle.

Hair Cut/Hair Type:
If done correctly, blunt bangs can compliment both long and short haircuts. Typically, blunt bangs work best on women with thicker hair, so that there is enough hair to work with to really define and shape the bang.

Ask Your Stylist For:
Heavy fringe that dusts just below the eyebrows.

The Side Swept Bang
Versatile and unassuming, the side swept bang compliments many different face and hair types.

Face Type:
A round face can benefit from a side swept bang because it creates a flattering, angular look that will help to make your face appear longer.

Hair Cut/Hair Type:
Whether you have thin or thick hair, side swept bangs can easily be styled and blow-dried off to the side of the face. Make sure your bang is cut thick, so that it doesn’t appear too soft or too wispy, which for a round face, can be unflattering. Side swept bangs work well with both long and short haircuts, especially cuts with layers and angles that provide the hair with more shape and definition.

Ask Your Stylist For:
Soft, feathered bangs that sweep your cheekbone. Ask for a side part verses a center part to create more definition.

The Wispy Bang
Playful and youthful, wispy bangs can be a great choice for someone who doesn't want to commit to a full bang.

Face Type:
Heart-shaped faces can benefit from wispy fringe because of the way the hair is layered and feathered. This texture softens the shape of the face and wispy bangs are easy to style in multiple ways – off to the side, towards the face or back.

Hair Cut/Hair Type:
Thinner hair is ideal for light, wispy bangs because it can easily be cut and shaped to compliment the rest of your hairstyle. A mid-length cut with layers and angles is my favorite style to compliment a wispy bang. The combination of the light bang with a layered cut makes for great movement in the hair.

Ask Your Stylist For:
A soft bang that can easily be styled off to the side or pinned back. Incorporating an angular shape to the bang will make it most flattering when worn to the side. The shortest part of the bang should hit around your eyebrow, while the longest should hit around your ear.


Hair Myth

5 Hair Myths – Busted! 
Bad Ideas Won’t Solve Bad Hair Days, Says Expert

Misinformation can be just as stubborn as frizz or those pesky flyaways – it’s difficult to manage, impossible to reason with and it just keeps coming back, says longtime hair-care advocate and health scientist Audrey Davis-Sivasothy.
“Old wives’ tales and ineffective products that claim to treat or rehabilitate hair often have a placebo effect because people want them to work,” says Davis-Sivasothy, author of “Hair Care Rehab,” (www.haircarerehab.com). “But many of these ideas and products actually do the opposite of what’s intended, and they delay the user from seeking out real solutions.”
Davis-Sivasothy debunks the following common hair-care myths:
• Myth: There’s a magic pill (or oil, serum or balm) to grow our hair faster, stronger or thicker. Unfortunately, no. Hair growth is genetically predetermined and controlled by our hormones. Unless the magic pill affects our genes or hormones, there’s no hope that it might make our hair grow. (This includes prenatal vitamins. Credit the upsurge in hormone levels during pregnancy for those vibrant tresses!) Basic vitamin supplements can offer slight improvements in hair quality, but only if our body truly lacks the particular vitamin or mineral being taken.
• Myth: Trimming will make your hair grow stronger, longer, faster or thicker. Since hair is dead, cutting the ends has no effect on what happens at the scalp. Strands will grow at the same predetermined rate each month, and individual strands will grow in at the same thickness as before. While trimming or cutting the hair does seem to give the appearance of thicker hair, this is only because all of the freshly trimmed hairs now have the same, clear endpoint.
• Myth: Expensive products do more! Not necessarily. Always look for ingredients over brand names. There are just as many poorly formulated high-end products as there are bargain ones – and just as many worthy expensive products as there are bargain ones, too!
• Myth: Products made for or marketed to (insert race/ethnicity) cannot be used by those of other backgrounds. False! The ingredients in a product matter much more than to whom the product is marketed. In fact, most products have the same set of three to five base ingredients. Products for “ethnic” hair types tend to be more moisturizing and have more oils and proteins than those for other hair types. Damaged hair needs a good dose of moisture, proteins and oil to regain its healthy appearance. The same holds true for products marketed to those with color-treated hair. Even if your hair is not dyed, using a product for color-treated hair can be beneficial because these shampoo formulas tend to be gentler (to preserve easily washed away hair color) and conditioners tend to be super-conditioning, but lightweight, to help reduce dryness from the coloring process.
• Myth: Washing your hair too often leads to dryness. This depends. Hair can be cleansed as often as you like without dryness, provided you use the proper products to retain moisture. Those who generally have naturally drier hair types (including those of us with curls and highly textured hair) often shy away from frequent cleansing – but water is not the enemy! It’s the stripping shampoos and mediocre conditioners we use that are to blame. Using the proper moisturizing and conditioning products at wash time will actually increase your hair’s hydration.
About Audrey Davis-Sivasothy
Audrey Davis-Sivasothy is a Houston-based freelance writer, publisher and longtime, healthy hair care advocate and enthusiast. Sivasothy holds a degree in health science and has written extensively on the science of caring for hair at home.


Hot Valentines Hairstyles

Hot Valentine’s Day Hairstyles – Tips from Cristophe Salon Newport Beach

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you’ve got everything down; you know exactly where you’re going on your date and what you’ll be wearing. There is just one detail you cannot forget - gorgeous looking hair! To ensure your hair looks stunning on this holiday of love, Scott and Jennifer Fontana, owners of Cristophe Salon Newport Beach, have three hot looks to perfectly compliment your romantic night in or out!

Hot date night going out:

This look is big and sexy. Parted to one side or down the middle, this hot date look is accompanied by lots of beautiful, sexy waves and volume.

-          Products you will need: The Scott Fontana Collection Volume Mist, Max Mousse, a one-inch curling iron or wand, the Scott Fontana Collection Argan Oil Infused Nourishing Serum and Free Hair Spray with a light hold.

Here are the steps for your hot date night hair:

When you wake up, wash and condition your hair, then towel dry and run a detangler through it. Next, spray your roots with the Volume Mist and apply Max Mousse through the ends. Then, blow dry your hair upside down, which creates a more voluminous look.  Next, take a round brush and continuing blow drying your hair to smooth out the ends, but make sure not to brush your roots. Once your hair is fully dry, take your one-inch iron and start curling large sections of hair.  Once you have curled all your hair, run your fingers through it to break up the curls and create movement. Using just a dime size amount of serum, apply it to the ends of your hair with your fingers. This will give the hair incredible shine and calm done some of those flyaways. Flip your hair upside down and spray your roots to give it some extra hold, flip your hair back and apply one last spritz to the front and you’re set!

If you don’t have time to curl your hair in the morning, when you leave for work pull your hair into a ponytail on the top of your head.  As you are getting ready to leave for your hot date, take it out of the pony tail, plug in your curling iron and curl your hair.  Spritz with your travel size hair spray and you have gone from serious to fun!

A romantic night in:

We call this the classic Hollywood glamour look.  The main player is soft, beautiful waves that give your hair a 40's style look. This style is versatile and can be worn with long or short hair.  If you have long hair, pull part of it up so it becomes medium-short length and apply some soft waves. When you’re ready to turn up the heat and get your romance on, let your hair down and it turns into a long sexy soft classical look.

-          Products you will need: The Scott Fontana Collection Maximum Mousse, Sweet Serum, Shine Spray and Free Hair Spray. You will also need a curling wand, small clips and a few bobby pins.

Here are the steps for your romantic date night hair:

In the morning, after washing and conditioning your hair, run a detangler through it. Apply Maximum Mousse to your whole head from the roots to the ends and then top with a small amount of Sweet Serum over the mousse. Next, flip your hair over and blow dry it upside down for additional volume, using only your hands and fingers and then flip your hair back up and use a round brush to smooth out the ends. Using your curling wand (not curling iron), take big sections of hair, elevate it to the top of your head and wrap it around the curling wand with your fingers for approximately 45 seconds. Next, take your hair off the curling wand, keep it curled in your hand and using small bobby pins, clip the curl to your head. This will allow the curl to cool down and set. Repeat this process all over your head and once you have completed the curling and clipping, spray all the clipped curls very lightly. Let the spray dry for a minute then start removing all the clips from the curls.

Spray a little Free Hair Spray on a natural boar bristle flat brush and starting at the top of your hair and brush your hair out through the ends. Inside tip: the spray on the brush will keep the hair together. Keep brushing it and running your fingers through the hair until you create those soft, sexy waves. To pin it up, take the hair at the bottom, wrap it around your fingers and pin it up underneath the hair on top, leaving some soft long pieces around the face. Spray some Shine Spray over the entire head for shine and perfume, and finish it off with just a touch of Free Hair Spray.

As you are getting ready to leave work pull out your travel size Free Working Hair Spray, curling wand and some bobby pins to freshen your look.

Night out on the town with girlfriends:

This look features quick, light waves just around the face and on your ends. Nothing too big, instead gives you a very natural night-out look.

-          Products you will need: The Scott Fontana Collection Fresh Do Dry Shampoo, Locked Up Finishing Spray and a large one-and-a-half inch curling iron.

Here are the steps for your night out hair:

This style works better when the hair is a little dirty and not so soft, so if you can go without washing your hair the night before this hairstyle will hold better. In the morning, spray in the dry shampoo all over the entire head, from roots to ends. Take medium size sections, brush them out gently and with your curling iron curl the section by rolling it back towards the back of your head. To note, when creating this style it is not necessary to lift the hair up high while curling. Repeat the same steps in sections all around your face and the bottom of your hair in the back. If your hair is layered, be sure to curl the longer layers. After you have finished curling, run your fingers through the hair very lightly just to loosen the curls. Then, spray the curls and entire head with the Locked Up Finishing Spray so the curls hold and won't fall out by the end of the night.

For your quick touch up at the office you will need a travel size of the Locked Up Finishing Spray and a one-and-a-half inch curling iron. Follow the step by step directions to create this look in the office bathroom. It's a quick fix for a fun night out on the town with your girls.

For these and other great tips be sure to “Like” Cristophe Salon Newport Beach on Facebook and “Follow” them onTwitter!  For more information about Cristophe Salon Newport Beach, please visit www.cristophenb.com.


Poof Braid to Bun

This style is fun easy and perfect for Gymnastics

I started by pulling up her bangs in the front and making a poof.

Then I took a small straight section of hair along the poof line and make a simple braid.

Then all the hair got pulled into a low ponytail.

Now make a bun with the hair in the ponytail.  


Nicole Richie HairStyle

This style was taken from Nicole Richie on Fashion Star TV Show.

First start by making a high ponytail
Then take a small amount of hair and wrap it around the ponytail holder I secured it with a bobbie pin

Then Fishtail braid the hair all the way to the end. (remember a fishtail is 2 strands of hair)

Secure the end with an elastic


Easy Crimps without heat

This is a really easy way to make crimps without using a heat.
When she gets out of the bath/shower at night take small sections of hair and make simple braids all over (make the same size braid for even crimps)
In the morning make sure they are all dry and then pull the braids out and below is the crimped result.
We use this method all the time/