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Bionic Homemade: Beachy Wave hair styling spray

by Bionic Beauty on 29.Nov.2010 · 4 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

This week’s DIY beauty recipe is multi-functional and super easy to make. This sea salt beachy hair spray conditions your hair, refreshes it with a light scent, and you can use it for a styling product! Simply spray it in your hair, twist your hair gently into tendrils, let them hang that way until you’re ready to leave the house (or car), then lightly comb through with your fingers – instant beachy, bed-head waves!

DIY recipe - Create your own Beachy Sea Salt hair styling and conditioning spray!

Create your own Beachy Sea Salt hair styling and conditioning spray!

What you’ll need…

  • A 6-8 ounce spritzer/spray bottle (I save my empties from previous spray-in conditioners or hair sprays)
  • Plain water (distilled, tap, spring, whatever)
  • Very fine grain sea salt (find it in the spice aisle at your local grocery store)
  • Spray leave-in conditioner (I love Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Moisture Mist and L’Oreal EverPure’s UV Protect Spray!)
  • 2-5 drops of pure Coconut Oil

Creating your own beachy spray…
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Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article seriesThis week’s Bionic Asks What is your special occasion, dress-up or date-night hair style? Do you reserve certain styling products and appliances for those days? And how much time do you set aside to get your locks in shape for a big night out?

Personally, I usually end up flat ironing my hair after applying a light layer of Hana Shine Serum. Once my hair is laying sleek and straight, I apply some AG Split End Spa or other creamy-textured “conditioning” hair serum type of product to the keep the ends of my hair from frizzing. Then I mist over it all with a shine spray (I use YY’s Shiny Me Sweetgum spray).

Alternatively, I sometimes do pretty much the same, but use my flat iron to add some light waves throughout my hair, then mist it with a Sea/Beach spray (here are some previous reviews or just make your own!).

Fall 2010: Hairstyle trends and updates

by Bionic Beauty on 19.Sep.2010

Fall is right around the corner and if you’re looking for the easiest ways to update your current hair style to follow the runway and street trends- Total Beauty has given us a quick breakdown of the top Fall 2010 hair style trends.

Even though I know quite a few Bionic Beauties don’t follow trends and fads, this article might inspire you to try a bit of a different hair-look when you next head out the door! (Hint, just kinda ignore some of the inserted product sponsorship mentions and swap in whatever styling products you have in your bathroom already.)
Hairstyle Refresh

Transition your hair from summer to fall with these easy steps

Hairstyle Refresh

This is a hairstyles article

See how to transform your beachy waves into more sleek ‘do with inspiration from looks from the Fall 2010 Fashion Week runways.

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Bionic Asks: What hair appliances do you own?

by Bionic Beauty on 08.Sep.2010 · 9 comments

Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series

This week’s Bionic AsksWhat hair styling tools and appliances do you own? And do you use them all?

I have a pink Hana Mini Elite flat iron (here’s my review and photos), a full-sized Hana Professional flat iron, a KQC Professional Mini flat iron (my review and pictures), and a CHI Rocket Hair Dryer.

Both Hana flat irons and my CHI dryer I got from since they’re a small family owned business, have great sale prices, and absolutely a-maze-ing customer service.

Bionic Beauty review - Hana Mini Elite flat iron from

My Hana Mini Elite flat iron - It's tiny!!

When I’m home, I’m always using the full-sized Hana iron. The Hana Mini goes on trips with me since it’s smaller than my palm!
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Does your hairstyle match your personality?

by Bionic Beauty on 05.Sep.2010 · 7 comments

Here’s another fun quiz from Total Beauty- this time asking questions about your hair, how you style it, if you have bangs, etc. Answer the Q’s to find out what your hairstyle says about you… or rather what Total Beauty says your style says about you. *wink*
Hairstyle Personality Test

Consider this the Myers-Briggs test for hair and discover what your hairstyle says about you

Hairstyle Personality Test

This is a hairstyles article

Wanna know what your ‘do says about you? Find out by taking this quiz — then see which hairstyling products you should use.

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My results said I was indecisive. Hmmm… I don’t quite agree with my actual personality being indecisive. Sure, I may change my hair style constantly by adding highlights, cutting in bangs, dyeing it all blue on a whim, but those are my little thrills in life. But the personality that makes me “Jami” is quite decisive- I set my goals and move toward them, I know what I enjoy doing in life, and I am very decidedly a-okay with being a geeky gal who doesn’t always follow the herd.

Do your results match your personality? Or would you describe yourself entirely differently?