Gurnee, Ill. (July 29, 2014) – Whether you’re heading to high school, moving into your college dorm or prepping for the year’s first parent-teacher meeting, the beginning of the school year is the perfect time to try out new looks for your new routine. Five new hair brushes from EcoTools, a leader in eco-conscious beauty accessories, will help you switch up your look to create your own standout style. Christine Symonds, a member of the EcoTools Beauty Team and celebrity hairstylist to starlets including Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Kristen Bell and Ali Larter, shares tips on how to turn an average style into best-in-class hair.
“None of us want to spend longer than we need to on our hair in the morning, especially when our schedule starts to pick up,” says Symonds. “Little embellishments and unexpected touches can turn the easiest dos into something really special. Using the right tools, you’ll have a covetable coif in no time.”
Bobby pins are the perfect accessory because they can hide flaws or create flawless style. Get creative with these little lifesavers and turn them into a work of art. Paint bobby pins with two coats of nail polish and let dry. Then match to your outfit or lipstick. Pick a bold color that will stand out against your hair to make this style look intentional and add dimension. Brush hair out with the EcoTools Smoothing Detangler hair brush for a perfectly smooth finish and then pin away. Try creating a geometric shape to fasten pieces of hair together for a unique up-do, or pin hair to the side with a colorful cluster.
Try a new twist on an old classic with a rolled ponytail that can be worn several ways and is a great option for second or third-day hair. Start by wetting hair with a salt spray and rough dry for texture. Using the EcoTools Quick Volume Styler hair brush, blow out just the top section for volume and smoothness. Fasten a ponytail two inches below the neck then roll it up towards the back of the head and pass through the middle of the hair. Repeat two to three times and loosen the twist with your fingers to create an undone look. Or, try dividing hair into three separate sections, gathering the middle section into a low pony then loosely twisting back one of the side sections and securing on the opposite side of the ponytail. Repeat on the other side, crossing over the first section of hair that was twisted back. For even more volume, pull hair up at the crown of the head.
Amp up your everyday braid by using ribbon, lace, string or a silk scarf to add colorful texture. To achieve this look, prep hair with a texturizing salt spray and rough dry with a blow dryer. Use the EcoTools Full Volume Styler hair brush to create volume around the face and smooth any unruly cowlicks. Attach your ribbon, or other material, to a small clear rubber band and wrap it around a small piece of hair at the base of your neck that will be under the braid. Braid hair in the desired direction grabbing the fabric along with the sections and then securing the end with another small rubber band.
For step-by-step instructions on how to create these looks, visit the EcoTools blog.
All EcoTools hair brushes are lightweight and designed with an aerodynamic EcoVent® system to dry hair 20 percent faster for less heat damage and quicker prep time. All volumizing hair brushes use synthetic boar’s hair bristles that evenly distribute hairs’ natural moisturizers for a lustrous, sleek shine. Made with cruelty-free materials including repurposed aluminum and renewable bamboo, you can look good and feel good about what you’re using. EcoTools hair brushes retail for $11.
The five EcoTools hair brush styles include:
• Smoothing Detangler – The unique bristle design and cushioned paddle glides through hair for gentle detangling
• Full Volume Styler – Ideal for styling longer locks, the rounded brush design creates volume
• Styler + Smoother – A versatile half-round design provides the styling features of a round brush, while the cushion gently smoothes and detangles
• Sleek + Shine Finisher – Synthetic boar’s hair bristles distribute hair’s natural moisturizers, leaving hair with a sleek, lustrous shine
• Quick Volume Styler – Ideal for styling short to medium hair, the narrow round design creates gorgeous, speedy blow-outs
Celebrity hairstylist Christine Symonds is a favorite amongst the Hollywood community for her personalized cuts and styles that cater to her client’s everyday lifestyles. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Christine graduated from the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Her work has appeared in countless magazines and she regularly styles red carpet beauties such as Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Anna Faris, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter and more. Christine is part of the EcoTools Beauty Team, a panel of three experts who are known to women across the country for their trusted beauty advice, online presence and gorgeous red-carpet creations.
Visit ecotools.com to learn more about the line of EcoTools hair brushes and other products. For more information on Christine and the EcoTools Beauty Team, including the brand’s hair, makeup and lash and bath experts visit ecotools.com/beautyteam.
Living Beautifully is Our Mantra. Helping women look beautiful and live beautifully is what EcoTools, a brand from Paris Presents Incorporated, is all about. The EcoTools collection of cosmetic accessories and bath and body products features renewable, animal cruelty-free and recyclable materials. In a continued effort to give back, EcoTools has founded the Living Beautifully Project, which donates to organizations that represent a blend of green living and beauty.