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At ferricchia we offer advanced haircutting and coloring techniques. Each stylist brings with them an array of work experience from places such as Manhattan's trendy SOHO, Boston's upscale Newbury Street, and prestigious training at Vidal Sassoon Academies.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The 2012 Oscars: BEST TRESSED!

Pure Hollywood glamour.  The red carpet, the designer fashion, film's biggest night and that gorgeous gold statue:  the Oscar's, after 84 years, still paint a magical movie star picture for viewers everywhere.  This year's Academy Awards fulfilled my craving for couture and, as expected, those in attendance looked spectacular.  Because I love you, and I know you're all clinging to my every word (lolz), I'm going to present to you my personal list of Best Tressed at this years Oscars.  

I noticed three trends on the red carpet that strongly reflect this seasons most popular looks: sleek minimalism (think Cher, pin-straight and glossy), vintage glamour, and the bun!

Best Smooth & Sleek:

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford.  FAVE!

Honorable Mentions:

Rose Byrne in Vivianne Westwood.

Who missed the mark:
Sorry, Sandra.  I love you, but that pony!  Just looks heavy to me...

Best Vintage Glamour:

Penelope Cruz in Armani, the ultimate screen siren. 

Honorable Mentions:

Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab.

A modern take on old-school glamour, Natalie Portman in vintage Dior.

Best BUNS:
(haha, buns)

The breathtaking Rooney Mara in Givenchy.

Honorable Mentions:

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad and a big ol'bun.

Shailene Woodley in Valentino.

My Top 3 Looks of the Night:

Michelle Williams is an angel in Louis Vuitton.

Kate Mara in Jack Guisso Couture.

Cam Diaz lets her fresh bob play off a gorgeous gown by Gucci Premiere.

 Loving Katy's bluebob, wearing Blumarine.

For a list of the official winners:

So that packs up the peanuts on this years Academy Awards.  I'll put away my opinions for now, and until next time, be well my beauties!


Ferricchia Hair
(207) 253-8050
47 India Street
Portland, Maine

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Today's Tutorial: the new way to wear hair accessories!

Hi, sweet darlings!

Lets start today's update by pausing to take in the beauty that is Charlize Theron at the Golden Globes.

Charlize wearing a vintage Cartier headband.

This headband made headbands cool again, I swear.  Sure, they may have been back on the rise with spring's fantastic retro inspirations, but this vintage Cartier solidified it.  Headbands are chic.  Be forewarned, I'm not referring to the headbands you wore as a little girl, all ribbons and bows.  Spring's hair accessories are retro-ravishing.

"Swirled suns" headband, Anthropoligie.com
"Sweet & Round" headband, Nordstrom.com
"Free skate" headband, Anthropologie.com

How to recreate the look:

This is way too easy, gals.  Start by creating a deep side part, as that will set the vintage vibe.  Using either your natural texture, or by incorporating some hot-styled curls, secure hair to the nape with an elastic.  Do this off to the opposite side that you parted on to up the retro ante.  Pin the secured hair into a messy chignon, add your new spring headband, and you're done!

I told you that was too easy.

Not into the headband thing?  As someone who wears glasses, I unfortunately fall into this category.  Thats just too much business around my ears.  FEAR NOT!  Adding a couple teeny tiny colorful crystal pins will create a darling, delicate winks at inspiring past decades.

Try something like this:
Kate, beautiful use of some natural wave, but you should add some pizzazz! 

So pop in some pretty pins!

So there you have it darlings.
Have fun, keep it simple and sweet,
and you're sure to be on trend with this easy to wear style.


ferricchia hair
(207) 253-8050
47 india street
portland, maine

Thursday, February 16, 2012

This Thursday's Thought: brought to you by phytolaque soie.

Hark, darlings!

Are you a fixative-phobe?  Scared of stiffness and stickiness?  Rejoice, ruffians, and get smooth with our product of the month:  phytolaque soie!

phytolaque soie

This lightweight, medium hold, workable styling spray contains conditioning silk amino acids.  Whats that mean?  In addition to creating soft, pliable hold, it actually makes your hair healthier.  Gorgeous!  Also, unlike traditional heavy, drying hairsprays, phytolaque soie uses beet alcohol to ensure proper hold.  

Try this!
Spray on dry hair prior to using your curling or flat iron for the smoothest, silkiest style that will last you all day.

However you choose to fall in love with phytolaque soie, I can promise it will be a long and fruitful relationship.

That's this Thursday's thought,
thanks for tuning in!


ferricchia hair
(207) 253-8050
47 india street
portland, maine

Thursday, February 2, 2012

This Thursday's Thought: natural texture

Hello, dearest darlings!

Hello, Thursday, you're here already?  I can be into that...

I'm also into our natural hair texture.  Sure, the grass is always greener to those with pin straight locks or corkscrew curls, BUT ITS THE MIDDLE OF WINTER!  There's no grass anywhere, so lets just work with what we've got.  Today I'm going to show you a few of my favorite styling tools, all of which we use here at ferricchia.  Per usual, none of the images are mine/ours/you get the idea.

So no matter what texture you're working with, you want to start with a styling product on wet hair.  My favorite and universal styling product is the phytolisse serum.  This shine enhancing, frizz fighting, lightweight serum can be used on wet AND/OR dry hair, WITH OR WITHOUT heat.  Thats huge.
phytolisse serum

Curly girls:  You're job is done.  Or it can be, if you want it to be.  Air dry your sparkling spirals, or spend a few minutes getting to know you're diffuser!  This attachable nozzle evenly disperses the air flow, and at a more gentle speed than just using the blow dryer and your hands, making frizz a figment of your imagination.
Universal diffusing nozzle.

 I don't know who this is, but I love it!

See above (lolz).

Got some torque to your tresses?  Use it!  Blow dry your hair upside down, tousling at the root.  When hair is mostly dry, flip upright and grab your round brush.
phyto boar bristle brushes; left, smoothing, right, volumizing.

Take an inch wide section on both sides of your part.  From this panel, take an inch wide horizontal section starting at the crown of your head, and blow dry working the brush up and back, away from your face. This technique will polish the top and outer layer of your hair, making it look like you did a whoooooooole lot more than you did.  Smooth out ends as you wish, gorgeous!

 Ashley Olsen
Kristen Stewart (I can't help but love her)

Got mostly straight-pinstraight hair?  Go with it.  Straight can be so beautiful.  Use a volumizer or dry shampoo around the crown of your head, blow dry upside down for a sec, smooth, and call it gorgeous!
The lovely Rose Byrne.

I mean, 
thats what I'm thinking.
And that's this Thursday's thought! 


ferricchia hair
(207) 253-8050
47 india street
portland, me