May 28, 2009

STAY BEAUTIFUL with Hot Summer Looks!

Filed under: Hot Hair Looks — danasloft @ 6:55 pm

Hi Sweeties, long time no blog!

So… Since we’ve all been struggling to have a spring here in NYC, and are all, of course, anticipating the break of this weather, I wanted to jump start us to the upcoming season and bring a little sunshine into our lives (and do’s!) by talking about summer hair.

DanaShort crops are still the craze and color comes in all varieties for the season. Since early April all of my clients have been coming in for major transformations which include cuts, color and re-texturing; and most have had all three services! Spring has always been a time for change, and since everyone seems to be in some transitional phase, why not treat yourself to a low maintenance change that will make you feel anew, plus get you through the summer?

So, like I said before, short cuts are still the craze (thanks RiRi) and for these soon-to-be hot days, what could be better than a cropped cut? Asymmetrical, faux hawk, bob or pixie, short is the way to stay cool!



And for you Sweeties who just can’t stomach chopping their locks, why not try a color transformation? Most of my client can’t get enough of the browns and the reds, and I love it! Coffee browns have been the all-time favorite. With colors like mocha, latte and caramels all blended in some form or fashion, these sweet flavors have given my Sweeties a nice touch of swagger. Then we have the daring darlings who opt to go full fledge with some red or copper, and have never looked back: loving you Sweeties!!!!!!!!



But whatever you choose to do with your hair this summer, sit down with your stylist (bring plenty of pictures) and discuss how you can give yourself a new look for the season. It will not only make you feel better, but it will make you look hot, hot, hot for some summer fun!

Stay Beautiful,


(I would like to thank my clients: Shannon Washington, Ngina Bowen, Nicole Johnson and Awilda Rivera for letting me use their photos on my site. Thanks Sweeties!)


May 26, 2009

dana’s loft HAIR Bloggers!

Filed under: Uncategorized — danasloft @ 6:24 pm

Check out our special dana’s loft HAIR Bloggers Amore & Jada:

For Amore’s bio, click here: https://danasloft.wordpress.com/about/about-danas-loft-hair-blogger-amore/

For Jada’s Bio, click here: https://danasloft.wordpress.com/about-danas-loft-hair-blogger-jada/

May 20, 2009

The New IT Fashion Item!

Filed under: Uncategorized — danasloft @ 4:17 pm

It’s time for you to store away those winter coats. No more wool or dark colors either. Why? It’s spring. Yes, you can still wear that black dress, but don’t forget the color. Spring is all about versatility and color. Pink, blue, orange, and yellow are a few colors to get you started. Ok, so you have you’re colors. Now what?

Lately I have been seeing everyone wearing high waisted skirts. What else could put someone in the springtime mood? These skirts come in every color, every design, and every size. Whether you’re a size 2 or a size 16, there is a high wasted skirt out there waiting for you. Flowers, stripes, and other cool designs are out there in colors like lavender, baby blue, and a powdery pink.

Now you’re wondering where to find these skirts. I have made you’re mouth water long enough. My favorite place in the WORLD to shop is Forever 21. With the economy the way it is, you would not like to spend a fortune on one little skirt. That’s where Forever comes into play. Who could go wrong with a place that has the word “sale” printed in a row across the windows? I sure wouldn’t. The skirts are anywhere from $12.95 to $24.95 and they also have a great selection of accessories, tops, and sweaters.

Another important key for a springtime extravaganza is to curl you’re hair. Leaving it straight was for the winter. It’s spring now and what would look better with that high waisted skirt then a few bouncy curls? Don’t forget to be you and express yourself through your fashion, hair, and beauty. By Jada ~ dana’s loft HAIR Blogger

Forever 21's High Waist Denim Pencil Skirt $22.80

Forever 21's High Waist Denim Pencil Skirt $22.80

Keeping it Stylish with Jazzi!

Filed under: fashion — danasloft @ 11:13 am
Jazzi McGilbert

Jazzi McGilbert

Okay ladies, I have to tell you about a talented and cool young lady I had the pleasure to meet about a week ago: Jazzi McGilbert!  At only 21 years old (as of May 9th– HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAZZI!!!) this girl has seen and done a lot more than most people her age and she has the talent and drive to make her dreams come true… In style! Passionate about fashion, Jazzi  is a college student, a freelance stylist, and an amazing blogger who’s interned on fantastic photo shoots while meeting big names in the entertainment industry! A bi-coastal fashionista, Jazzi is based in LA and NYC, so with her style tips, you get a great blend of West coast chic with the funky edgy mix of the New York City.

Please, please, please check out Jazzi’s blog and let me know what you think by leaving comments: www.jazzimcg.com/blog

By Amore ~ dana’s loft HAIR Blogger

April 20, 2009

Hot Shopping Tips: Look Good, Spend Less!

Filed under: fashion — danasloft @ 10:53 pm
Banana Republic "Racerback dress" - Sale Price: $59.99 (Org. $98)

Banana Republic "Racerback dress" - Sale Price: $59.99 (Org. $98)


With the current financial crisis, many stores are having sales to attract customers, and well, I can’t say I’m disappointed about that.  Right now, Banana Republic is a great place to shop because the sale section is overflowing with merchandise that has been marked down several times!  I love this store even more now because they have a new designer who is putting more color into the clothing line, improving the cuts so each style has a better fit; and the shoes are far more comfortable while still being fashionable. 

Another hit these days is the Arden B store. This is a store that I use to go to but haven’t been in for quite some time. I have a friend, however, who swears by them.  She told me their sale merchandise is not only heavily marked down but also has another 60%-65% taken off the sale price when you reach the register!  How awesome is that? Unlike most stores, the sale section is filled not only with winter items, but with spring and summer pieces as well.  One can easily walk out of there with $5 belts and $8 tops amongst other things.  With prices like those, you can leave the store with bags full of new clothes and accessories.  What’s better than great, stylish clothes at affordable prices??? ~ By Amore, dana’s loft HAIR blogger


Spring Treats: MAC Cosmetics’ Sugarsweet Collection!

Filed under: Beauty/Cosmetics — danasloft @ 10:03 pm
MAC's Sugarsweet Shadestick ~ Retail Price: $16.50

MAC's Sugarsweet Shadestick ~ Retail Price: $16.50



With warmer weekends teasing my senses and causing spring fever, I am now, like many women, in the mood to shop.  I stopped at a MAC cosmetics store the other day (because I can’t live without their products) and noticed that they have a new spring collection called Sugarsweet.  This collection is full of spring-like colors that represent popular confections and sweet treats.  I tried the Sugarsweet Shadestick which is a creamy eye shadow that is conveniently packaged in a lipstick type tube for easy mess-free applications. 

There are five different cupcake inspired colors and the best part is that the colors really do have a frosty look to them with just enough shimmer to satisfy the little girl inside you without going overboard.  They sell for $16.50 and can be combined with other great items from this collection such as the mineralized powder and lipstick.  Right now MAC has a promotion going on so if you buy your products online they will ship your purchase for free if it’s over $60. ~ By Amore, dana’s loft HAIR Blogger

Fresh Spring Looks: Going Edgy & Bohemian Chic!

Filed under: Hot Hair Looks — danasloft @ 9:31 pm
Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay's New Spring Do'!



I have to say that I am a H-U-G-E fan of the bohemian hair style.  Giselle Bundchen and Lindsay Lohan are two celebs that tend to sport this style a lot.  I think it’s great because it’s a style that gets better as the day goes on and it can easily be taken from day to night without much effort- the perfect look to start Spring looking cool and fresh!  To be honest, I’m over the whole “Rihanna hairstyle” with extremely short sides and a longer sort of blob on top.  The style that inspired her ‘do however, is one that I think is hot and should be rocked by more women.  I went downtown the other night and saw a woman with this edgy and funky version of the Mohawk that left me speechless.  Mohawks that aren’t extremely short but instead leave a bit of length are best especially if they have a choppy look to it.  I’ve surveyed a few of my friends to get their perspective and 2 of the 3 (seriously!) agree with me.  The one that wasn’t on board feels that it is a bit too “punk rock” for her taste but does agree that when done correctly it can be okay.  Hey, what does she know?!  ~ By Amore, dana’s loft HAIR Blogger



April 7, 2009

I’m Baaaaaaaack! And ready to de-frizz.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — danasloft @ 12:34 am

Hey Sweeties!

I’m back! I know it took me a minute, but this blogging thing it not easy for me, I’m just a hairdressa after all…… So since I am off to a slow start, I thought I would first answer some of the many questions sent to me by you guys and maybe we can get some good discussions going. Fill free to hit me up with your comments and any more advice that might be related to the question.

Lara from NY: I have naturally wavy hair but L like to wear it straight, what is the most efficient way to de-frizz?

Lara, the best thing for wavy or curly hair to de-frizz is to first give your hair a really good deep conditioner; this is one that is highly moisturizing that you sit under the dryer with for at least 10 minutes. Next make sure that before you blow dry your hair you add a leave-in conditioner, preferable one that is meant to smooth and straighten the hair. The most important part about de-frizzing your hair while getting it straight is to blow your hair from wet. If your hair is healthy and in good condition, it is not damaging to blow dry from wet. Once you have set your hair by sitting under the dyer or by a roller set it takes more heat and more tension to get it straight with a blow dryer (which will never be enough heat to get it straight). Blow drying from wet allows the hair to get smooth with not as much heat or tension. Also make sure that you have the right brush to dry your hair with, I recommend a Denman brush; these are the best brushes to detangle the hair and gets the hair nice and smooth without pulling hair out or breaking hair. If you take the right steps to blowing your hair dry, you will have to use less heat with an iron, which is always better with in the long run.

February 1, 2009

Hello Sweeties!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — danasloft @ 11:36 am


Her is my new blog, d BUZZ, for my new website, dana’s loft HAIR! In this blog I want to address everything that is hair, plus some things about beauty, fashion and anything with flavor. I have been in this business for 15 years and in New York for 10, I have a lot to talk about. I love my job and I love my clients, because it allow me learn more about people and life each and every day. What a blessing! In my salon we are always in a group discusson about what is going on in our worlds and the world around us, and trust, sometimes things get a little heated!   So let me share with you what is Buzzing at dana’s loft, I am sure you will find things here to be informative, progressive, positive and sometimes enlighting. Also email me your hair questions and concerns, info@danasloft.com and I will do my very best to address and answer all of them. So let’s try and have fun with this, I know I will. Hope to hear from you very soon!

Stay Beautiful,


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