Trend Alert ~ Natural Brunette

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by Nikki ~ Product Education Director

Healthy looking hair never goes out of style but for Spring 2024 it’s a foundational mind shift, and surprisingly it seems both clients and stylists are on the same page from the get-go.  We’re seeing a positive shift with consumers not only willing but wanting to put the work in up front before even getting to their styling product application.

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And although some of this season’s trends are worn with fantasy colors, light blonde and more, a mainstay look for Spring 2024 is Natural Brunette.  One of the most noteworthy examples of this brunette shade worn by style chameleon actress and singer Zendaya’s recent beautiful baroque bob which has that old Hollywood glam vibe.

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Once considered a more traditional hue, this season brunette hair color is one of the ‘it’ trends.  Stars such as Riley Keough, Miley Cyrus and even Emma Stone, who normally dons her signature red locks, have all been wearing deep brunette hair color.

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This Spring brunette hues look rich luxurious and are being worn either with warm or cool tones.  Warm brunette hair colors include chestnut, cinnamon, caramel, and mocha.  While cooler tones connote ash, hazelnut, iced coffee, and smoky brown.  Application techniques can be solid all over color or balayage and other lower maintenance colors.

For some going brunette means a full color change while others are requesting blending warmer or cooler brown tones with natural hair color.  Either way, protecting the color investment and keeping hair looking healthy is paramount to the guest being happy with their color service long term.  So, we are recommending a combination of Gluten-free Plant Proteins to strengthen with our P2 by Philip Pelusi Xtreme Daily HairRx Treatment.

Gluten Free Wheat, Corn and Soy Proteins and our exclusive Hydro Charge Pelusi Ceramide Complex, all work together in our P2 Xtreme Daily HaiRx to fill in missing, broken, or chipped cuticle and cortex layers.  The science of substantivity is at work here.  The right type plant derived protein at the right molecular size allows the very best, deepest, and long-lasting absorption of the product.  This action also helps seal in color molecules while simultaneously creating a smoother cuticle layer for luxurious shine. 

Next, we layer on top a tablespoon of the aforementioned Tela Probiotic Hair Mask and leave on 5 – 10 minutes or longer.  The Tela Probiotic Hair Mask contains Certified Organic Peppermint and Aloe to help soothe and calm scalp, perfect to meet the demands of today’s scalp-centric consumer.  The Certified Organic Aloe also weightlessly moistures the hair and scalp and works well on any texture.  The end result is greater hydrated and healthy looking and performing hair and a healthier scalp environment.

Check out these infamous Natural Brunette Volumetric Haircuts and Styles created by Philip Pelusi and his Design Team over the decades!  All photographed by Philip Pelusi.

To see all Philip Pelusi Trend Alerts, go to Trend Alerts (busystylist.com)

For more Tela Modern Hair Wear education go to Tela Virtual Product Classes (busystylist.com)

Trend Alert ~ Lots of Volume

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by Nikki ~ Product Education Director

Healthy looking hair never goes out of style but for Spring 2024 it’s a foundational mind shift, and surprisingly it seems both clients and stylists are on the same page from the get-go.  We’re seeing a positive shift with consumers not only willing but wanting to put the work in up front before even getting to their styling product application. 

Today is seems creating an environment for and maintaining healthy hair is getting a new level of respect including the inclination towards no-heat styling or at least making pre-heat protection a priority for this season’s natural looking and easy-care hair trends, specifically Bobs, they’re back if you haven’t heard!

Hair by Jeffrey R and Philip Pelusi, Photo by Philip Pelusi

Although some of this season’s trends are worn smooth and chic such as a blunt cut bob, most looks for Spring 2024 call for volume and body.  This seems true of both natural textures and hot tooled styles alike.  One of the most noteworthy examples of this big volume trend is style chameleon actress and singer Zendaya’s recent beautiful baroque bob which has that old Hollywood glam vibe.

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One of the best ways to describe this current big volume trend is if you put Mary Tyler Moore’s hairstyle from the 60’s into a time machine and modernized it for 2024.  Soft and feminine with big and bold volume.  We’ve been creating these voluminous styles while still meeting the consumer demand for healthy scalp ingredients by recommending our Tela Life Force Fountain of Hair Vitality Serum, also part of the Tela Life Force Collection.

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This is an all in one, multitask style and treatment serum fits perfectly with today’s healthy scalp trend. We use the Tela Vitality Serum as a primer to pre-treat the scalp and prep the hair.  Massage 4-6 pumps onto the scalp and throughout the length of hair to impart light to moderate texture.  Tela Vitality Serum provides hydration, shine and smoothing benefits.  It can also be applied as part of a weekly deep treatment with the Tela Probiotic Hair Mask to amplify the strengthening benefits.

It contains the Tela Hair Immunity Complex™ with Pre and Probiotic Enzymes, Fermented Kelp Extract and the Hydro-Charged Ceramide Complex to help create brilliant shine, moisturized and stronger hair, reduced frizz and thermal protection.  And it helps body and volume last longer throughout the day.

As another option to hit the healthy big volume mark, we are also recommending our P2 by Philip Pelusi RepairHair Smart Styling Treatment which leaves the hair with even more texture than the Tela Vitality Serum.  It is normally applied to damp hair prior to any other styling product, but P2 RepairHair can also be applied to dry hair prior to flat or curling iron work or hot roller set making it totally unique.  It instantly turns your heat styler into a deep conditioning tool.

P2 RepairHair contains our proprietary, highly specialized Wheat Protein Micro-emulsion which through Microemulsion Technology are the right molecular size to easily penetrate damaged sites, providing thermal protection and heat activated strengthening meaning the heat from styling tools creates a much deeper and quicker penetration. 

By filling in these porous openings in the hair strand, color molecules are retained more securely, significantly reducing color fade.  This modern day leave-in treatment is a quick and effective way to add strength and hair structure resulting in longer lasting styles and more volume.  And it improves the condition of any hair texture. Check out these other voluminous styles created by Philip Pelusi and his Design Teams over the years…

To see all Philip Pelusi Trend Alerts, go to Trend Alerts (busystylist.com)

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Trend Alert ~ Bobs Are Back!

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by Nikki ~ Product Education Director

Healthy looking hair never goes out of style but for Spring 2024 it’s a foundational mind shift, and surprisingly it seems both clients and stylists are on the same page from the get-go.  We’re seeing a positive shift with consumers not only willing but wanting to put the work in up front before even getting to their styling product application. 

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Today is seems creating an environment for and maintaining healthy hair is getting a new level of respect including the inclination towards no-heat styling or at least making pre-heat protection a priority for this season’s natural looking and easy-care hair trends, specifically Bobs, they’re back if you haven’t heard!

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We’ve seen this timeless trend referred to by many names.  Whether it’s called Blunt, Choppy, Baroque, Le Petite, Mini, or Asymmetrical, all bobs are back for Spring 2024.  It seems almost everyone this season is into chopping their long locks like we haven’t seen since the 90’s, such as Hailey Bieber with her sleek chic blunt bob, Halle Berry’s curly asymmetrical bob, and Zendaya’s full bouncy baroque bob.

hair by Philip Pelusi and Jeffrey R, photo by Philip Pelusi

Whether it be a big chop cutting off several inches of hair or frequent trims to maintain the look, it means most dry damaged ends will no longer exist making this is a big first step towards healthier hair.  But a thriving scalp and hair environment needs to be maintained through product application much like caring for the skin on our face, it makes a big difference. 

hair by Philip Pelusi and Jeffrey R, photo by Philip Pelusi

So, we are recommending to our guests a weekly application of the scalp enhancing duo.  First, our Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Probiotic Scalp Scrub with Certified Organic Sucrose and 31 Certified Organic Herbs fortified with 3 varieties of Certified Organic Camelia sensis for antioxidant effects as pre and prebiotics that offer protection to the scalp.  This can be paired with its collection companion, our Tela Probiotic Hair Mask.  These products can be used along with the entire Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Life Force Collection or as add-on products to any P2 by Philip Pelusi product system.

hair and photo by Philip Pelusi

The Tela Probiotic Scalp Scrub is a pre-shampoo treatment to help stimulate and exfoliate the scalp while depositing enhancing ingredients.  USDA Certified Organic Sugar Cane Granules put the ‘scrub’ in this amazing scalp enriching product.  These granules help to lift dead skin cells, dirt, and debris from the scalp and hair.  They help create a cleaner, healthier scalp environment and help create a better deposit of the nutritional scalp ingredients in the product such as Milk Thistle Oil and the Tela Hair Immunity Complex containing Pre and Probiotics which are in every Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Life Force Collection product.

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The Tela Hair Immunity Complex™ is a combination of Pre and Probiotics derived from the Fermented Kelp Extract to help strengthen and hydrate the scalp and leaves hair shiny, full of body, with increased elasticity.  Seaweed is also a key source of antioxidants that help fight oxidation, inflammation of the scalp, and helps protect color and strength from free radical pollutants.  It is also well known that Kelp is abundant in minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and proteins.  Distribute a tablespoon throughout the scalp and massage for a few minutes and rinse.

hair by Philip Pelusi and Jeffrey R, photo by Philip Pelusi

Next, cleanse the hair and rinse thoroughly, squeeze dripping moisture, then massage in the Tela Probiotic Hair Mask and leave on for 5 – 10 minutes.  This adds another dose of Pre and Probiotics and serves as an anti-color fade, restorative mask that helps creates gleaming shine and color vibrancy.  Hair is left full of body and feeling healthy. 

hair by Philip Pelusi and Jeffrey R, photo by Philip Pelusi

The Tela Probiotic Hair Mask also contains our Patent Pending Hydro Charged Pelusi Ceramide Complex, identified as Cermide2 on the bottle label.  This cosmeceutical complex, available exclusively at Philip Pelusi, is a microemulsion of plant derived ceramides that are functionally similar to hair’s natural lipids in the hair’s cuticle layer.  They help reinforce intercellular adhesion in the cuticle as well as reinforcing the cuticle layer’s adhesion to hair’s cortex by replacing ceramides that are removed during routine color and chemical services.  This therefore helps to bond color treated hair’s often damaged cuticle layer to the cortex, so color molecules are also sealed in below.  Use the Tela Probiotic Hair Mask instead of your regular conditioner the day you use it.

To see all Philip Pelusi Trend Alerts, go to Trend Alerts (busystylist.com) For more Tela Modern Hair Wear education go to Tela Virtual Product Classes (busystylist.com)

Trend Alert ~ Short Layered Cuts

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Short Layered Cuts ~ by Nikki ~ Product Education Director

Perhaps a liberating alternative for clients still dealing with their overgrown locks from the pandemic, 2024 will continue to see shorter haircuts.  But versatility is the added bonus to this year’s Short Layered Cuts trend.  The looks range from pixies to short versions of the bob haircut.  But all have similar characteristics in that they have layered dimension and texture.  They are also extremely versatile appearing either masculine or feminine depending on how it is styled.

Hair by Philip Pelusi & Jeffrey R ~ Photo by Philip Pelusi

At Philip Pelusi, we created an exclusive haircutting system that uniquely helps our Design staff proficiently execute this year’s Short Layered Cuts trend.  But we’re also happy to see our Volumetric™ The Pelusi Method Organic Haircutting System is still ahead of the curve even in light of some more curious projected trends for 2024 such as personalized AI haircut designs, and contour cutting for clients.

Philip Pelusi teaching his Volumetric The Pelusi Method Organic Haircutting system in Japan circa the 1980’s and still going strong in 2024 and beyond!

Since we first created and launched our groundbreaking Volumetric™ cutting system in the early 1970’s, our goal has been to create a custom haircut unique to each individual client.  We train our design team to take into consideration texture, density, growth patterns, fall lines, and the shape of the head to best accentuate the guest’s facial features and hair fabric type. 

And for styling these Short Layered Cuts, we recommend the third product in our Tela Modern Hair Wear Collection Tela Cashmere Hair Souffle,perfect for versatile short cut styling.  This lightweight serum-like formula creates silky blowouts and smoothed sealed ends.  Tela Cashmere is mostly used on wet hair and blown dry smooth but it can also be applied to hair worn curly or wavy for airdrying.

Tela Cashmere gives the hair fabric a smooth, lustrous shine yet feels like there is nothing on the hair creating the tousled movement important for this trend.  Plus, Tela Cashmere contains the same protective Reishi Mushroom blend benefitting both the hair and scalp.

The Reishi Mushroom, also known as The Mushroom of Immortality, is an Adaptogenic Mushroom known as the most famous of all Asian medicinal mushrooms touted for its unprecedented therapeutic and topical benefits including immune strengthening, mental health support, improved sleep, and even an agent against cancer, just to name a few. 

As an adaptogen, it combines with other actives, using its moisturizing and antioxidant properties to reduce stress, both internally and from environmental factors such as pollution and sunlight.  Reishi Mushroom has world-renowned anti-oxidative benefits and is marketed today in the form of teas, tinctures, and supplements as well as being beneficial in topical products.

reishi mushroom image source drweil.com

Through our research and development, we at Philip Pelusi saw the unmatched benefits this hero ingredient brings in terms of what it would do for the health appearance of the hair and scalp.  So, we harnessed the Reishi Mushroom’s incredible antioxidant powers to help take hair color protection to an unparalleled level as well as protecting the scalp.  And we threaded this immortal mushroom throughout the entire Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi product collection to glean its benefits with every product application.

To see all Philip Pelusi Trend Alerts, go to Trend Alerts (busystylist.com)

For more Tela Modern Hair Wear education go to Tela Virtual Product Classes (busystylist.com)

Trend Alert ~ Rich Ruby Red

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Trend Alert ~ Rich Ruby Red ~ by Nikki ~ Product Education Director

Echoing Pantone’s Color of The Year Rooibos Tea, 2024 rings in one of the hottest hair color trends, Rich Ruby Red.  In fact, Pantone’s color description of a “full bodied red with rich, woodsy notes” mirrors the same characteristics as this now trending hair color.  Not your traditional “go warm” red for fall, this deep crimson shade works well on most skin tones especially with a talented colorist at the helm to adjust the warmness or coolness within this hue.

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This is evidenced by singer and entrepreneur Rihanna who has successfully worn both warm and cool versions of this trend and is herself a Rich Ruby Red color trendsetter.  Contrast this with model Karen Elson, who has a much cooler skin tone, but also wears this Rich Ruby Red trend.  Think ruby red gemstone for a cooler looks and add a dash of deep ginger brunette to warm it up, depending on your desired result.

Because reds are among the most fade-prone of hair colors, and for our clients to get the most longevity out of this bold, robust red, we recommend an ultra color protecting approach to both the hair color application and the at home care routine.  We accomplish this with the addition of our groundbreaking Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Color Lock+ to the actual color formula for the service and also as part of the guests at home regular conditioning regimen for dynamic color investment protection.

Aside from UV protection, another key ingredient in Tela Beauty Organics Color Lock+ is Reishi Mushroom.  It helps prevent oxidative damage during the color service, then penetrates deeply into the hair shaft to ward off damaging pollutants following treatment, going further to strengthen not only hair but also to support scalp strength.  An additional benefit is Reishi Mushroom’s anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe the scalp and help prevent inflammation that can weaken hair growth.  An anti-aging effect that leaves hair looking and feeling lustrous and healthy.

The Reishi Mushroom, also known as The Mushroom of Immortality, is an Adaptogenic Mushroom known as the most famous of all Asian medicinal mushrooms touted for its unprecedented therapeutic and topical benefits including immune strengthening, mental health support, improved sleep, and even an agent against cancer, just to name a few. 

As an adaptogen, it combines with other actives, using its moisturizing and antioxidant properties to reduce stress, both internally and from environmental factors such as pollution and sunlight.  Reishi Mushroom has world-renowned anti-oxidative benefits and is marketed today in the form of teas, tinctures, and supplements as well as being beneficial in topical products.

reishi mushroom image source drweil.com

Through our research and development, we at Philip Pelusi saw the unmatched benefits this hero ingredient brings in terms of what it would do for the health appearance of the hair and scalp.  So, we harnessed the Reishi Mushroom’s incredible antioxidant powers to help take hair color protection to an unparalleled level as well as protecting the scalp.  And we threaded this immortal mushroom throughout the entire Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi product collection to glean its benefits with every product application. 

Additionally, Tela Beauty Organics Color Lock+ contains another unique ingredient, our proprietary Fiber Restore Pelusi Plex.  This blend helps strengthens hair’s internal structure up to 3x’s more than that of untreated hair.  Its small molecular structure, designed to penetrate deeply into the cortex, creates new bonds that help strengthen hair fiber similar to the levels in virgin hair.  Not permanently, nothing can do that, but with repeated use Tela Color Lock+ it creates an environment for the hair to act, look and perform like healthy hair.

Fiber Restore Pelusi Plex acts like an oxidation shield to help protect color treated hair from surfactant or water stripping, so important especially since routine cleansing is the #1 color fader.  Fiber Restore Pelusi Plex significantly reduces loss of color molecules during and after shampooing by helping restore this shield naturally found in healthy hair.  This helps create long lasting color retention and conditioning effects as well as incredible vibrancy and shine.

Lastly, we prescribe each Rich Ruby Red hair color guest a full system of color protecting Philip Pelusi haircare along with our P2 by Philip Pelusi Color Boost in Cherrymint Bark.  Add a few drops of this in with your at-home application of Tela Color Lock+.  The more frequently you use it and the longer you leave it on, the more intense the ruby red hue.

To see all Philip Pelusi Trend Alerts, go to Trend Alerts (busystylist.com)

For more Tela Modern Hair Wear education go to Tela Virtual Product Classes (busystylist.com)

Trend Alert ~ Fairy Tale Hair

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by Nikki ~ Product Education Director

Twisted or knotted updos, looped or woven braids, and always incorporating some type of ribbon or other hair bling, Fairy Tale Hair is another projected trend for 2024.  These ballet- inspired ethereal looks have an element of fantasy where creativity has no bounds, the sky is the limit.  Think upscale Whoville.

These looks were created by Philip Pelusi Director of Talent Acquisition Lisa K (who did the makeup too!) and Creative Director Jeffrey.  Photo and lighting by Philip Pelusi.

For a polished, sophisticated version, we recommending seeking out a professional hair crafting service such as with one of our expert Designers at Philip Pelusi.  But more simplistic Fairy Tale Hair looks can easily be achieved at home with a little creative initiative and the right products.  To create these looks, our go-to products are two Tela Beauty Organics grooms that also contain the powerhouse antioxidant Reishi Mushroom.

The Reishi Mushroom, also known as The Mushroom of Immortality, is an Adaptogenic Mushroom known as the most famous of all Asian medicinal mushrooms touted for its unprecedented therapeutic and topical benefits including immune strengthening, mental health support, improved sleep, and even an agent against cancer, just to name a few. 

reishi mushroom image source drweil.com

As an adaptogen, it combines with other actives, using its moisturizing and antioxidant properties to reduce stress, both internally and from environmental factors such as pollution and sunlight.  Reishi Mushroom has world-renowned anti-oxidative benefits and is marketed today in the form of teas, tinctures, and supplements as well as being beneficial in topical products.

Through our research and development, we at Philip Pelusi saw the unmatched benefits this hero ingredient brings in terms of what it would do for the health appearance of the hair and scalp.  So, we harnessed the Reishi Mushroom’s incredible antioxidant powers to help take hair color protection to an unparalleled level as well as protecting the scalp.  And we threaded this immortal mushroom throughout the entire Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi product collection to glean its benefits with every product application. 

Our Tela Modern Hair Wear Collection provides a modern feel and approach to styling and wearing hair, almost melting into hair creating a new textile, or as we call it hair fabric.  Tela Play Freeform Wax is a thick crème formula that controls like a wax yet is totally moveable.  Tela Taffy Pomade Gel isa medium density pomade-like formula with light moveable hold.  Both can be applied to wet or dry hair for any type of braiding, sculpting, freeform piecing, grooming and finger styling.  And all with zero buildup.

Plus, it contains the proprietary Tela Tea Blend of White, Green and Oolong Tea and the Tela USDA Certified 35 Organic Ingredient Base Blend whose star ingredient is Reishi Mushroom.  So, with every application of these styling products, both the hair and scalp benefit as stated.

Lastly, all Tela Modern Hair Wear also contains our Tela Hair Immunity Complex of Probiotics and Fermented Kelp Extract to help improve scalp and hair condition.  Organic Quinoa and the Hydro Charged Pelusi Ceramide Complex help strengthen, create shine, increase body, and help preserve color.  Plus, Peppermint, Milk Thistle, Honey, Aloe, and Lavender add hydration and weightless heat protection.

To see all Philip Pelusi Trend Alerts, go to Trend Alerts (busystylist.com)

For more Tela Modern Hair Wear education go to Tela Virtual Product Classes (busystylist.com)

Trend Alert ~ Bouncy Blowouts

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Trend Alert ~ Bouncy Blowout ~ by Nikki ~ Product Education Director

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Today’s current 70’s haircut vibe brings along a really big styling trend.  Big being the operative word!  Harkening back to the Charlie’s Angles actresses in the 1970’s, full, voluminous, round brush blowouts paired with big roller sets create this season’s hot styling trend Bouncy Blowouts.  A present-day homage to Farrah Fawcett, this hot styling trend also looks great when paired with today’s 70’s butterfly, curtain, and side swept bang trends and looks amazing with dimensional bright blonde and light brunette hues.

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To get this look, some texture management will most likely be needed.  Bouncy Blowouts are just that, blown out smooth but with lots of big fluffy volume.  So, finer textures will most likely need help with lift at the root and more texture and structure throughout the entire head.  And medium to coarser textures will need addition slip and smoothness but without weighting the hair down.  Bouncy Blowouts are light and airy, so even though the hair texture will mostly likely need some support, the overall look should appear effortless without the look of too much product.

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So, our go-to recommendations are either our Tela Beauty Organics Make It Bigger! Hair Thickening Serum and Tela Beauty Organics Smooth Operator Blow Out Serum, depending on the texture issue.  Both products are part of our Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Dream Hair Collection.  Both are wet-hair application hair serums that help enhance and remedy texture issues while leaving the hair feeling soft, natural, and modern.

To thick medium to all coarser textures, our Tela Beauty Organics Smooth Operator Blow Out Serum gives silky, lustrous blowouts making them easier to achieve and longer lasting.  It is powered by Organic Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil rich in unsaturated fatty acids, hair is left silky, smooth, and surprisingly light and airy.  And teamed with our proprietary Tela Certified Organic Regenerating Blend consisting of Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) with moisturizing and antioxidant benefits, Red Sage (Salvia miltiorrhizae) with antimicrobial and antioxidant benefits, Horsetail (Equisitum Hyemale) with saponins, flavonins, and amino acid activity, Sprouted Soy (Glycine max) for enhanced hair health with genistein and soy isoflavone activity and Burdock (Arctium lappa) with antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory action. 

To all fine textures and sparser shorted medium textures, our Tela Beauty Organics Make It Bigger! Hair Thickening Serum adds incredible structure and volume with Organic Horsetail.  Organic Horsetail, a natural source of Silica, not Silicone, that binds to the surface of hair, increasing strength and volume.  This formula is also loaded with another of our star ingredients, our proprietary Hydro Charged Pelusi Ceramide Complex, a breakthrough only available exclusively at Philip Pelusi.  This plant derived micro emulsion mimics the way ceramides work in the cuticle layer of the hair.  It reinforces the cuticle layer’s adhesion to the cortex by replacing missing ceramides to help bond color treated and aging hair’s often damaged cuticle layer to the cortex.  This improved adhesion also adds strength, color retention and lots of shine as well. 

To see all Philip Pelusi Trend Alerts, go to Trend Alerts (busystylist.com)

For more Tela Modern Hair Wear education go to Tela Virtual Product Classes (busystylist.com)

Trend Alert ~ Bold Bright Blonde

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Trend Alert ~ Bold Bright Blonde ~ by Nikki ~ Product Education Director

Blonde is always a classic hair color that really never goes out of style.  And this Fall and Winter season, two Bold, Bright, Blonde hues are on-trend!  The first, iconic blonde shades such as platinum are in style.  Think Marylin Monroe and Madonna’s Vogue era hair color.  The second, a creamy golden hue such as now worn by Model Bella Hadid.  These two flaxen hues can be worn separately or mixed together on the same head for a multi-tone look.

One commonality for most color-processed blondes can be minimized shine or dull, non-reflective hair.  And we want those trendy blonde color investments very reflective and eye catching.  So, along with a full Philip Pelusi product system, we recommend the addition of our newly reformulated P2 by Philip Pelusi BrilliantHair Smart Styling Treatment to all blonde take-home hair care regimens.  Simply mist onto any finished style for gleaming shine.  Additional P2 BrilliantHair can be uniquely misted onto wet thick, coarse hair for a silky-smooth blowout.

Now Silicone Free and Vegan, P2 by Philip Pelusi BrilliantHair is a must-have to give any blonde hair color glossy reflective shine.  It contains the latest revolutionary updates in shine creating, hydrating and heat protecting ingredients.  P2 BrilliantHair was originally formulated in an era when “Silicones” were not yet moving into the regulatory and marketing-adverse spotlight. 

Whereas this newly reformulated P2 BrilliantHair is a new Silicone-free formula that is both a “clean and compliant” product that conforms to current regulatory issues.  It also meets requirements for “clean” products and delivers a light-weight product, delivering the same product functionality everyone has come to know and love.  Because of this formula update we were able to include over-the-top heat styling, sun and anti-color fade protection.

P2 BrilliantHair now contains Tomato Fruit Extract with fortifying vitamins and minerals including Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B6, B12 and Folate (a form of Vitamin B9).  Tomato Fruit Extract is also rich in antioxidants Vitamins A, C and E that help protect hair strength and chemically and color treated hair.

Additionally, Organic Baobab Seed Oil hydrates, creates lustrous shine and provides heat protection and frizz reduction.  We choose the finest cold-pressed Organic Baobab Seed Oil, meaning it retains its nutritional value.  It is rich with Vitamin D3 and 5 Fatty Acids that nourish and moisturize hair and scalp without weighing down hair.

Our Hydro Charged Pelusi Ceramide Complex also joins the silicone-free P2 BrilliantHair ingredient listing for incredible color protection.  This universal-texture complex of plant derived ceramides mimics the ceramides (known as lipids) found between cuticle layers.  It helps seal each cuticle layer to each other and to the cortex helping seal in color molecules below.  This proprietary mixture strengthens, hydrates, helps protect color and creates shine.

Jojoba Oil joins the ingredient lineup, derived from the seeds of the Simmondsia chinensis plant.  It provides excellent healing and hydrating properties as well as providing heat protection, shine and detangling.

And we added the latest biotech-derived ingredient, Hemisqualane as a key source of antioxidants beneficial to hair color preservation plus moisture and increased shine.  Historically based on animal sources, this Silicone replacement is strictly vegan in that it is derived from by biotech from plant sources.

Aligning with today’s consumer ingredient wishes, Philip Pelusi formulas continue to reflect new consumer demands including being Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Formaldehyde Free, Silicone Free, Phthalates Free, Mineral Oil Free, Synthetic Fragrance Free, Retinyl Palmitate Free, Coal Tar Free, Oxybenzone Free, Hydroquinone Free, Triclosan Free, Triclocarban Free, PEG-Free, Dioxane-Free, Synthetic Dyes Free, GMO Free, Silicone Free, Cruelty Free and never tested on animals.

To see all Philip Pelusi Trend Alerts, go to Trend Alerts (busystylist.com)

For more Tela Modern Hair Wear education go to Tela Virtual Product Classes (busystylist.com)

Trend Alert ~ The Big Bang

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Trend Alert ~ The Big Bang ~ by Nikki ~ Product Education Director

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Fringe is in!  Everything from short, chopped, pixie cut bangs harkening back to Audrey Hepburn’s iconic look.  To boxed-off, straight across bangs channeling Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace.  And 70’s butterfly bangs and curtain bangs, pop culturally also known as McDonald’s bangs.  These ‘golden arches’ and other creative fringe options help frame the face and set off the entire look of the haircut.  And fringe has become the focal point of the other hot hair trends for this season.

Texture and density play a big role in styling fringe.  And often the texture of the front hairline can differ from the rest of the hair with some guests dealing with either too much or too little volume in the fringe area.  And for guests dealing with aging hair, wiry gray also brings a new challenge to texture.

So, to help our guests with styling, we recommend a couple texture management solutions, our P2 by Philip Pelusi Increase Smart Styling Treatment and P2 by Philip Pelusi Decrease Smart Styling Treatment.  As their names express, P2 Decrease reduces volume, frizz and weightlessly smooths while P2 Increase adds intense structure, body and texture.  And they work like no other products on the marketplace.

P2 Increase and P2 Decrease are totally unique in that they augment hair’s texture from inside the hair strand instead of the outside.  They contain ingredients that are designed to penetrate, rather than just coat the hair shaft.  Each contain one of our revolutionary plant derived Philip Pelusi Propriety Microemulsions uniquely designed to enhance or reduce the desired texture.  Microemulsions are characterized by extremely fine emulsified droplets that penetrate the hair strand and work from the inside of the hair fiber whereas traditional styling grooms that primarily coat its surface.  Hair feels light, airy, and natural while changing how hair acts and styles.  Our science adds what Nature forgot!

These deep penetrating leave-in treatments are weightless, strengthening and hydrating boosting hair’s condition with each use.  And they contain UV absorbers and antioxidants that add lasting protection to any type of hair, whether virgin or damaged hair.  Apply only a dime to nickel size of P2 Increase or a few mists of P2 Decrease to wet or damp freshly shampooed and conditioned hair prior to any other styling product.  This allows for best absorption.  Use these as standalone products if enough to achieve the style or layer with an additional Philip Pelusi product if more texture control is needed.  Heat activated for best results, but hair can be airdried as well.

To see how Miranda @ RTM creates the featured Philip Pelusi Gothic Nuevo Haircut, go to https://playgroundforhair.com/the-philip-pelusi-gothic-nuvo-haircut/

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Trend Alert ~ Creative Ponytails

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Trend Alert ~ Creative Ponytails ~ by Nikki ~ Product Education Director

Although the ponytail has always been a classic, a go-to style to save the day when running late, or a must-wear for dressy events, this season Creative Ponytails are a day to day hairstyling staple!  Everything from classic looks, to woven or braided, to natural texture, creativity knows no bounds for 2023 ponytail styles!

And to help create these styles, we recommend two products from our Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Modern Hair Wear Collection.  These fit the bill when it comes to gathering and smoothing hair, to any style of braiding from simple to complex, or to fingerstyle the finished Creative Ponytail look.  Not only are these products incredibly versatile but they work well on any texture and also enhance the scalp and hair with cutting-edge ingredients.

The Tela Modern Hair Wear Collection, The New Textile for Hair™, provides a modern feel and approach to styling and wearing hair, almost melting into hair creating a new textile.  Tela Play Freeform Wax is a thick crème formula that controls like a wax yet is totally moveable.

Tela Taffy Pomade Gel isa medium density pomade-like formula with light moveable hold.  Both can be applied to wet or dry hair for freeform piecing, grooming and finger styling.  Zero buildup, both are perfect for any creative braiding too.

They also contain the Tela Hair Immunity Complex of Probiotics and Fermented Kelp Extract to help improve scalp and hair condition.  Organic Quinoa and the Hydro Charged Pelusi Ceramide Complex help strengthen, create shine, increase body, and help preserve color.

The Tela Modern Hair Wear Collection also features Peppermint, Milk Thistle, Honey, Aloe, and Lavender for hydration and weightless heat protection.  Plus, the Tela USDA Certified 35 Organic Ingredient Base Blend and Tela Tea Blend of White, Green and Oolong Tea.

Check out these showstopping, timeless, Creative Ponytails from over the decades created by Philip Pelusi and his Trend and Design Teams!  Philip Pelusi…a playground for hair!

Hair by Philip Pelusi, Jeffrey R, Sam C and Lisa K

Volumetric Haircuts, Concepts, Photo’s, Lighting by Philip Pelusi

Photo Styling by Philip Pelusi and Jeffrey R

To see all Philip Pelusi Trend Alerts, go to Trend Alerts (busystylist.com)

For more Tela Modern Hair Wear education go to Tela Virtual Product Classes (busystylist.com)