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HOLIDAY: 3 LOOKS FOR 3 LENGTHS – behindthechair.com

Here are three looks—a faux bob, a sleek-but-textured style and a pretty half-up braided ‘do—that CHI Artist Tammy Mixon created while at Miss Universe 2017, and now you can try them on any client with any length or texture.

Gift Gorgeously with CHI – Your Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve highlighted some of our best gifting recommendations that are perfect for the person who needs a little glam in their life! From sparkly hairstyling irons to touch screen blow dryers, here are some gift ideas that the CHI and beauty lover on your list will hope to unwrap this holiday season.

CASCADING FAUX BRAID

Here’s how Farouk Systems Artist Mego Ayvazian builds a super-romantic style by repeatedly twisting loose, small sections with the Royal Treatment line.

Farouk Systems Toasts Global Beauty as the Official Haircare Sponsor of the Miss Universe Pageant

Eighteen Farouk Systems Global Artists including leading artists Tammy Mixon, Albert Luiz, Patrick Kalle and Lorena Garcia were backstage helping the women’s vision of their competing look come to life. The tool of choice to create the various looks was CHI’s newest innovation, the CHI Lava Iron.

The Technology Behind The CHI LAVA

The CHI LAVA 1” Volcanic Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron is a revolutionary tool that fuses the power of CHI Ceramic with volcanic lava to provide gentle, consistent heat during styling

Gift Gorgeously with CHI – Your Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve highlighted some of our best gifting recommendations that are perfect for the person who needs a little glam in their life! From sparkly hairstyling irons to touch screen blow dryers, here are some gift ideas that the CHI and beauty lover on your list will hope to unwrap this holiday season.

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DIY Iron-On Tacky Christmas Sweaters

‘Tis the season to be tacky, fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-la. Whether you’re going to an office holiday party or hosting a cookie exchange for your family and friends, tacky Christmas sweaters are welcome attire at all gatherings this time of year. We’d guess you’re...

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CASCADING FAUX BRAID

Here’s how Farouk Systems Artist Mego Ayvazian builds a super-romantic style by repeatedly twisting loose, small sections with the Royal Treatment line.

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The Technology Behind The CHI LAVA

The CHI LAVA 1” Volcanic Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron is a revolutionary tool that fuses the power of CHI Ceramic with volcanic lava to provide gentle, consistent heat during styling

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DIY Thanksgiving Placemats

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. Does anyone else feel like they’re in a constant race against the clock? Between text threads with family about plans, adding some fall flavor to the house, and menu planning, to-do lists are longer than ever. The holidays can...

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Ready, Set (Your Holiday Table), Go!

So somehow, someway we’ve made it to the holiday season - and the end of 2017. Who knows where the year went, but you probably don’t have time to stop and think about it. There’s turkey to cook, family to gather, and tables to set. Whether you’re one of those...

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Here Are The Perfect Brushes For Every Hair Type – CHI Paddle Brush

CHI Paddle Brush – To get perfect hair, you need the perfect brush! Here’s a handy guide to the most common types of brushes on the market, plus when to use each one. This is your basic go-to for an everyday brush, but it also makes for an awesome blow out. It doesn’t create a ton of volume, but helps flatten out frizz for tons of shine.

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How-To: Miss Universe’s Autumn Bun

The frizz and flyaways are more frequent with cooler temperatures and rainy days, but Miss Universe herself, Iris Mittenaere, is back again to give us her styling how-to for a look that’s perfect for the season using her favorite CHI hair products!

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Launchpad’s Holiday Gift Guide for Everybody in Your Life

CHI Air Classic Tourmaline Ceramic 1″ Hairstyling Iron utilizes the latest innovative technology combining Tourmaline Ceramic with even heat distribution, producing an exceptionally high amount of negative ions and Far Infrared which reduce static electricity for that perfect style. Hair is left smooth and silky with an unparalleled shine. This collection comes in this stunning gold finish—a perfect match for the holiday decor.

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9 Best-Selling Luxury Beauty Products You Didn’t Know Were on Amazon

CHI Fire Red Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron – Have you ever straightened your hair in the dead of winter and still been left with a halo of frizz? This flatiron combines tourmaline ceramic and even heat distribution to help reduce static and frizziness, leaving your hair shiny and silky no matter how blustery it is outside.

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CHI & BioSilk Review – CHI Haircare

They were attractively packaged and worked better than I could have ever imagined! I would like to thank “Farouk Systems, Chi & BioSilk”, for giving me this opportunity to review such fantastic products!

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Pumpkin Spice Hair Is Here for the Fall

It’s that time of year again. Once autumn rolls around, it seems like pumpkin spice infiltrates all walks of life from more natural pairings like our lattes and pastries to more extreme cases (kitty litter and vodka?!)
Hair is no exception to this favorite fall trend. Ivan Rodriguez’s recent collection channels autumn style infused with foliage hues to create a “pumpkin spice” bolyage!

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The Fall 2017 Violet Collection Has Arrived

The new Violet Collection, based on Violet Colors from the CHI Ionic Shine Shades Liquid Color line, is a mixture of several tones inspired by Plums, Eggplants and Cranberries. Working either in tandem or as standalone solutions these ammonia-free, easy-to-apply colors create sleek, wavy and curly looks for a wide array of hair types.

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Journey Into The World of Color!

One of the most celebrated moments of The Farouk Global Conference Cancun 2017 was the awe-inspiring World of Color Show! Highlighting color trends from all over the globe, we saw a dazzling display of unique styling from each country’s artistic team using the hottest color formulations to create spellbinding looks!

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#FBF Revisit One of Conference 2017’s Highlights with a Free Album Download!

The Farouk Global Conference Cancun 2017 had many delightful moments, but when Gabriella took the Gala Night stage, it was by far one of the most memorable! The audience murmurs drew to a stunned hush as their gazes fixed on Gabriella beneath the spotlight – she commanded their attention with her powerful, steady and endearing performance.

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Beauty Launchpad – Farouk’s Royal Treatment

This is a line that’s unlike any other and it becomes very clear to both the professional and the consumer once they are able to try it. Royal Treatment is exclusive, luxurious, exotic and provides exceptional benefits to the hair.

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The Fall 2017 Enlighten Collection Is Here!

Take individualization one step further with the Enlighten Collection! Inspired by the rock and feel of the modern individual, The Enlighten Collection highlights sleek looks with softened metallic glazes! It was created by Farouk Systems Global Artistic Director Patrick Kalle, Creative Design Director Maurice den Exter, and Color Director Richard Jordan.

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CHI Onyx Euroshine Ceramic Crimping Iron – twoclassychics.com

Recently I received the CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Crimping Iron that provides volume and texture to create unique styles and festival looks. The 1” Onyx ceramic micro-ridged crimping plates produce noticeably shinier results. In addition, the preset temperature settings offer easily recognizable and customizable temperature selection per hair type.

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Press – CHI Spin & Curl on TV

Create flawless curls and waves at the push of a button with the CHI Spin n Curl. Hair is drawn into the curl chamber with a ceramic rotating barrel, and it’s timed to create perfect curls.  Ceramic heat technology helps distribute heat evenly across the barrel surface to help seal the cuticle, reducing styling damage while locking in moisture.

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A Week in the Life of… Rocky Vitelli, CHI Global Artist

Toronto-based Rocky Vitelli (@rockyvitelli) is no stranger to the limelight. With more than 25 years of experience, Vitelli has served as a trailblazer for innovation in the professional beauty industry and has toured the world over educating and giving stage presentations.

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Get the Look! Top Knot Styling with Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere!

It seems like the always delightful Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere, has been everywhere lately! From the sandy shores of Cancun for the Farouk Systems Global Conference to the bright runway lights of NY Fashion Week, just reading about her schedule seems exhausting! We can all relate to the challenge of keeping your style intact while on the move!

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Modern Salon September 2017 – Features Royal Treatment

Weightless spray with white truffle and pearl provides instant brilliant shine to all your hairstyles. A lightweight shine spray with a luxurious fine mist, that adds incredible shine and gloss to dull hair. Use as a finishing touch to styles, helping to add depth and dimension to color while eliminating frizz. UV protectants shield hair from UV damage and color loss.

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Faux Real: Rocky Vitelli Creates a Faux Bob on Miss USA

For an elegant style for your own curly haired clientele, CHI artist Rocky Vitelli walks us through how to create a faux bob on McCullough. In five minutes, Vitelli created this look on naturally textured hair during the Farouk Global Conference in Cancun.

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MODERN REPORTS: Farouk Global Conference Cancun 2017

The Event: Farouk Systems Inc. biennial Global Conference took place in Cancun, Mexico August 25-28 2017. The theme for this year’s conference was Light it Up, and Friday night’s welcome party certainly lived up to that hype. The poolside party featured music artist Nelly as its headliner, as guests danced to his latest and greatest hits in light-up glasses and decked out in neon bracelets.

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behindthechair.com – Razor-Cut Bob How-To

What happens when CHI global artist and #ONESHOT nominee Rocky Vitelli creates a razor-cut bob on BTC’s Facebook Live?! It reaches more than 750,000 people (and the number is still growing!). Rocky and BTC were in Cancun for the Light It Up Farouk Systems Global Conference when we went live to go over this major transformation…and you all loved it!

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behindthechair.com – Violet Metallic How-To

Watch Farouk Systems educator and #ONESHOT nominee Cynthia Diersen create a smoky metallic shade on Facebook Live at the Farouk Global Conference in Cancun. Cynthia used the new violet tones from the Farouk Shine Shades collection and shared a ton of tips. Check ’em out!

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behindthechair.com – Farouk Systems Global Conference – Gallery

When Farouk Systems, Inc. goes big…THEY GO BIG. We’re in Cancun for their Farouk Conference and the hair, the education and the parties are lighting it up! With more than 13 countries represented, the Farouk team has brought their international community together for three days of education and inspiration (plus some pool time!). Here’s a look at everything we’ve seen already—from backstage prep to an oceanside Nelly concert.

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behindthechair.com – MEN’S GROOMING: FADES AND POMPS

While at the Farouk Systems Global Conference in Cancun, we caught up with the Esquire barbers and honestly, we could hang with the Esquire crew and their good-looking models all day. Here are a few tips when it comes to men’s fades and the always-on-trend pompadour!

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Farouk Systems, Inc. Lights It Up

Farouk Systems, Inc (@farouksystems) kicked off their much anticipated #LightItUp Global Conference with an epic opening night. Dr. Farouk Shami took to the stage to welcome over 400 top Farouk platform artists, hairdressers, industry leaders, journalists, celebrities and influencers from 150 countries.

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Save the Date: Nelly to Headline Farouk Systems Global Conference

It’s gettin’ hot in here! Farouk Systems Inc., the maker of BioSilk, CHI, and Esquire Grooming, announced today that rapper Nelly will headline the 2017 “Light It Up” themed Farouk Systems Global Conference in Cancun, Mexico. The Farouk Systems’ Global Conference brings together hairdressers, industry leaders and innovators from across the country in late August for branded presentations, educational workshops, business coaching, networking and fun in the sun.

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Beauty Launchpad September 2017 – Features CHI Onyx Euroshine and Farouk Shami

Micro-edges create instant volume and texture as plates heat up to 425F. CHI Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron. The Miss USA Competition has changed quite a bit over the last 15 years, save one major constant: Farouk Systems. The Company currently serves as the official hair care sponsor for the trifecta of pageants including Miss Universe, Miss USA, AND Miss Teen USA.

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CHI is making waves at NY Fashion Week!

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 kicked off last week and Farouk Systems was there in the heart of the action, styling hair for dancer/actress, Kalani Hilliker’s new line for Alyce Paris.

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totalbeauty.com – Features CHI Rose Hip Oil

CHI’s cult-fave dry finishing oil is perfect for color-treated babes who want to protect their hair from fading while adding shine and keeping frizz at bay. It boasts UV protection and a mixture of beneficial ingredients, including rose hip oil to nourish and promote shine, silk to strengthen, and vitamin C to rejuvenate.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Texas in this trying time

Farouk Systems – We want to extend a helping hand to the salons impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Please reach out to us so that we can assist you in getting back on your feet. Send us a message with your contact information and we will help you restock what you’ve lost due to the flood.

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Sophisticates Black Hairstyle – Features the CHI Deep Brilliance Blow Dryer

Sophisticates Black Hairstyle Guide – Sept 2017 – features the CHI Deep Brilliance Blow Dryer. Create brilliant shine with this dynamic hair dryer boasting an AC motor that generates 1875 watts of powerful airflow and heat, making drying time quick and quiet. The ergonomic handle design with grip detail provides comfort and balance during styling.

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Farouk Systems Hosted Global Conference in Cancun

On August 25-27, 2017, Farouk Systems, Inc. hosted its biennial global conference. Titled “Light it Up”, the 3-day company event showed Farouk Systems’ ability to brighten the future of beauty professionals with the latest advancements and technology the industry can offer.

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The Colorist Magazine features CHI Blondest Blonde!

The Colorist features CHI Blondest Blonde on page 22. CHI Blondest Blonde Ionic Powder Lightener is a revolutionary dust free powder containing silk proteins that lightens exceptionally fast and contains silk proteins, making it gentler on the hair.

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How to Create a Celeb-Status Ponytail

Whether you’re in a rush in the morning or you’re wearing a bright, patterned dress, some times a ponytail is the answer. Who are we kidding? A ponytail is always the solution. It’s classic. It’s easy to create. And, if it’s good enough for Queen Bey (aka Beyoncé) on the red carpet, then it certainly works for any occasion.

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Specialty Texture Irons – By Focus On Hair

In case you haven’t noticed, texture is trending. That’s right, springy curl, loose wave and volume-amping crimp are on scene and are not apologetic about taking over center stage. It’s evident on the runways and in the media, and is now spilling over into the mainstream.

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It’s That Time of Year Again! Miss Universe Helps Us Slay The Back-To-School Season!

Last-minute school supply shopping, busy morning traffic and late night study sessions are back! As we settle into the routine once again, it’s important not to forget the one thing that can always help us look our best – our hair! Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere, shows us how to sport a fresh new style in under 5 minutes when you are short on time! You’ll look great while turning heads on campus (or at work).

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BeautyCoach – Features CHI Silk Infusion and Onyx Euroshine 1″ Flat Iron

First, we recommend prepping the hair before styling. Using products like CHI’s Silk Infusion, not only works to reconstruct hair damage, but also prevents future damage as well. Here at Beauty Coach, we strongly suggest CHI’s Onyx Ceramic Crimping Iron. Ceramic irons heat the hair by distributing the heat across the ceramic plates evenly, making sure not to overheat the hair.

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Press – CHI Rose Hip Oil on Popsugar.com!

Style It: “The large, loose waves give this cut body and soft movement,” said Heaps. To re-create Kendall’s romantic-meets-modern curls, reach for a jumbo curling iron, such as the Biosilk Titanium 1 1/4″ Spring Iron ($80), to create that larger wave pattern.

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DIY Backpack Tags

Now, it’s time to iron. Turn the heat up and the steam off on your CHI iron. Use the specifics from your transfer paper for heat settings and timing. Once the temperature is right, place the iron-on onto your tag, and apply pressure as you set the iron down on top.

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Short Hair Style Guide – Spotlights CHI Ellipse and CHI Rose Hip Oil

CHI Rose Hip Oil Color Nurture Dry UV Protecting Oil. Just because summer’s in your rear view mirror doesn’t mean your mane is safe from the sun. One Study that examined the effects of UVA rays – which are constant year-round and can penetrate windows-found that exposure caused hair to become progressively weaker. Other research shows that these rays are especially cruel to color.

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Hair Preview 2018 – CHI Onyx Euroshine Crimping Iron

Crimping is back-but it’s changed since first hitting it big in the 80’s. The old school full head of crimped hair is no more. These days, experiment by sand-wiching select sections for dualtexture effects so some hair remains smooth, similar to Ariana Grande’s ponytail.

Another update? Today’s innovative technology helps cut down on heat damage. The CHI Onyx Crimper [$149.99, loxabeauty] has 1-inch ceramic plates that can be heated to the right temperature for your hair type [370F for fine, 395F for medium, 425F for coarse]. Just to be sure to prep hair with a heat protection spray before you crimp!

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happi.com – CHI Upgrades ‘Blondest’ Formulation

Farouk Systems Inc. launched newly upgraded formulations for Chi Blondest Blonde Ionic Powder and Cream Lightener. Each product provides improved lifting power to help achieve higher levels of lifting without sacrificing the integrity of the hair through its key ingredient, silk protein.

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Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide – Features Rocky Vitelli

Rocky Vitelli. Farouk Systems Global Artist and Artist Director Rocky Vitelli of Farouk & Locale J Hair Design in Toronto, Canada has over 25 years in the hair business. We talked to him to get his take on what trends to look out for in 2018, like this eccentric blue, curly bob by the stylist himself! “Vivid colors are going to be popular, shades like orange, red and blue, using new techniques like color blocking.”

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Farouk Systems is one of Happi Magazine’s Top 50 Companies

Farouk Systems, Inc., Houston, TX, was founded in 1986 by Dr. Farouk Shami, a hairdresser on a mission to provide the professional beauty industry with the most advanced American technology based upon education, environment and ethics. Today. Farouk Systems distributes its products throughout the US and to more than 100 countries worldwide.

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Products Needed In Your Travel Beauty Kit

Unless you want to spend your vacation averting your gaze from all reflective surfaces, don’t deviate from your regular hair styling regimen either. The travel-friendly fix: Pack stumpy versions of your standard curling iron, dryer, and flatiron. I bought a similar set to this trio several years ago and it’s been my constant companion on every single holiday I’ve taken since.

CHI City Chic Travel Size Hair Tools

BUY FROM: Jet, $150

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Textured Faux Bob – CHI Haircare

The faux bob is a great style when your client wants to rock shorter locks without the long-term commitment of chopping it all off. Master this look with the help of Farouk Systems, Inc. Global Artist Anna Cantu. We broadcasted her LIVE on Facebook creating this textured illusion bob during Miss USA 2017 in Las Vegas. Watch the video below, and check out her how-to on 2016 Miss Teen USA Karlie Hay!

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The CHI Ellipse Tool Tours

Take the tours for the CHI Ellipse Tools! Their unique combination of Teflon and Titanium create the ultimate non-stick styling surface, perfect for creating healthier looking styles filled with body and bounce! Discover which tools are the best for your preferred looks!

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Miss USA 2017 – Her Crowning Look by CHI Haircare

With CHI as the official haircare sponsor for the 2017 Miss USA Pageant, Farouk Systems Global Artist Albert Luiz was responsible for creating Kára McCullough‘s crowning look. Highlighting and amplifying her natural hair texture, Albert shares his step by steps tips and the key CHI products used to achieve her winning look.

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These Are the Summer Haircut Trends According to Pros

Style It: For the same volume and shine as Felicity, apply a styling cream to damp hair and then blow-dry in medium sections using a large round brush. Finish with a shine spray. Try CHI Rose Hip Oil Color Nurture Dry UV Protecting Oil ($17).

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Hair Repair Products You Need Right Now

CHI 44 Iron Guard. This is a must-have when heat styling your mane. Sprayed on before styling, an anti-breakage formula seals the cuticle to prevent future damage. The best part? No added build up. $14, Target.com

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Styling Miss USA 2017 and Albert Luiz

With CHI as the official haircare sponsor for the 2017 Miss USA Pageant, Farouk Systems Global Artist Albert Luiz was responsible for creating Kára McCullough‘s crowning look. Highlighting and amplifying her natural hair texture, Albert shares his step by step tips and the key CHI products used to achieve Kára’s winning look.

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Keep Your Bangs Perfect In The Summer Sun

Carry around a mini hair flat iron-CHI.com. Everyone waits for the warm weather to roll around each year! However, it’s no secret that girls with bangs hate the humidity and dread the long, hot summer days.

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Voluminous DURA Curls by CHI – DURA CHI Curling Iron

Whether it’s tight coils or loose, feminine coils, everyone loves a curl. Give your client the ultimate curly ‘do with this voluminous look from Farouk Systems. Golden, bouncy curls are brought to life with volume and shine—giving your client the perfect glam, red carpet look. The DURA CHI Collection showcases runway-inspired looks and the salon-worthy interpretations with styles ranging from smooth rippling curls to untamed tousled tendrils.

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Totes Yours: DIY Tags for Summer Beach Bags

Once your sheets are printed and cut to size, it’s time to iron. Directions vary by the type of transfer paper you purchase, but make sure you’ve turned the heat on and the steam off on your CHI iron.

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The Best Flat Irons, According to Celebrity Hairstylists

CHI Professional 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron. “I’ll use this to create that undone look that’s super trendy right now. After curling hair and letting it cool, I run this over the ends for a straighter effect and then tap the iron over any areas that are veering towards Shirley Temple-ish. The tapping helps to flatten and smooth without completely crushing the curl, and instead leaves a nice wave pattern behind.” —Laurie Heaps, celebrity hairstylist

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SOLO ARTIST – Features Joe Anthony Pena

The CHI Deep Brilliance Silk Conditioning Relaxer is a multicultural relaxer that gives hairdressers education, increased confidence and opens their minds to work on all types of textures. Use CHI Silk Infusion and CHI Volume Booster together to set the styling foundation for just about any texture, giving hair strength, shine, and control.

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MODERN SALON – Features CHI and Farouk Shami

The new CHI Onyx Euroshine 1-inch Crimping Iron provides volume and texture to create unique styles. The ceramic micro-ridge crimping plates shiny results while the preset temperature settings make it easy to adjust the temperature to best suit each hair type.

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Canadian Beauty – CHI Hot Styling Brush

I got the Chi Ellipse Titanium Hot Styling Brush. It’s hot an oval head that heats up all the way around so that you can wrap your hair around the brush and curl it that way if you want. The display is digital, telling you exactly hot hot the brush is before you start using it.

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Beauty Products Miss USA swears by that are all under $50

Kara McCullough carries around the tiniest size in her purse. Chi “I keep this in my bag for flyaways because humidity is serious and natural hair and humidity don’t seem to mesh well,” said McCullough. McCullough carried a tiny .5 oz on-the-go bottle with her. You can find different sizes here.

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Back to School Awards 2017: Best Beauty Products

CHI Ceramic 1” inch Hairstyling Iron. A good flat iron is a necessary investment and this one is at the top of its game. To get best results, start with a heat protectant, make sure hair is bone dry, then section it off and start straightening. And don’t limit your tool’s potential — if you bend them the right way, flat irons can also create the prettiest curls.

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AMERICAN SALON – Farouk Systems Sponsors Miss USA 2017

For the past 15 years, Farouk Systems has been the official haircare sponsor for Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen. They provide their team of hairstylists to help the contestants with their preliminary competitions, dress rehearsals and the live broadcast. In addition, Farouk Systems provided each girl with full service haircare and products from their CHI Haircare Line.

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MISS USA 2017 – Kára McCullough’s Winning Look

Kára McCullough’s Winning Look “The new Miss USA came to Las Vegas with a plan! She wanted to win. Under her terms. She wanted to stay true to herself and her natural hair texture! Kára had been introduced to the CHI Deep Brilliance system a short while back. She realized it was the perfect type of protection and moisture for her natural curls!” – CHI Hairstylist Albert Luiz. How Albert got the look: To complete her competition look, I used the CHI Ellipse Tapered styling wand and CHI Magnified Volume Finishing Spray to enhance her texture.

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Crowning Glory: Recreate Miss USA’s winning look!

Kára McCullough looked stunning as she was crowned Miss USA 2017 back in mid-May. We were fortunate enough to speak with the man responsible for creating McCullough’s winning look, Farouk Systems Global Artist Albert Luiz.

“The new Miss USA came to Las Vegas with a plan! She wanted to win under her terms by staying true to herself and her natural hair texture.”

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Miss USA Kara McCullough’s Makeup Bag Must-Haves

“I keep a bottle of CHI Silk Infusion for Hair and Skin on me for those flyaways. I also put it on my hands, every now and again.” If you were one of the many that tuned into the Miss USA 2017 pageant, you probably wondered. It takes self-confidence, a great hairstylist and makeup artist, eloquence, grace, intelligence and the right beauty products. Kara McCullough had all of the above, which is why she took the title.

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Farouk Systems Sponsors Miss USA for its 15th Year

Farouk Systems Sponsors Miss USA for its 15th Year. For the past 15 years, Farouk Systems has been the official hair care sponsor for Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen, providing its team of stylists to help the contestants with their preliminary competitions, dress rehearsals and the live broadcast.

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10 Tips We Grabbed Backstage At Miss USA 2017

When you’ve got 12 CHI Haircare stylists to prep and style 51 beauty queens, you can bet it’ll be a weekend of glamour with a side of organized chaos. For more than a decade, Farouk Systems, Inc. has sponsored Miss USA and we were there in the middle of all the backstage action to watch it all come together.

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CHI’s Proud Partnership with MISS USA Continues!

Farouk Systems is a longtime sponsor of the event and our CHI and BioSilk products – utilized by the amazing CHI Global Artists and esteemed styling team – were there to make each contestant look and feel her absolute best! Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan was there to host in the CHI Lounge and received a team effort for her flawless, camera-ready styling from Anna Cantu, Judi Yount and Tammy Mixon!

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How-To: Textured Faux Bob

The faux bob is a great style when your client wants to rock shorter locks without the long-term commitment of chopping it all off. Master this look with the help of Farouk Systems, Inc. Global Artist Anna Cantu. We broadcasted her LIVE on Facebook creating this textured illusion bob during Miss USA 2017 in Las Vegas. Check it out!

But first, some of Anna’s top tips when creating this style:

If she has fine hair, create volume and texture by going in close to the scalp with the CHI Onyx 1-inch Ceramic Crimping Iron and pressing the iron down just once.
At the parietal ridge, create a section from ear to ear and braid it out of the way so it hides under the rest of the hair. This creates the illusion of shorter length and doubles as your foundation if you need to pin later.
Hairspray vs. CHI Spray Wax: If you’re going for a smooth, polished look Anna recommends finishing the look with hairspray. If you are aiming for a more textured final look, Anna suggest spraying some Spray Wax to keep the hair in place.
Watch the full how-to below!

https://www.facebook.com/behindthechair/videos/10155420723966907/
The Finished Look!

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Miss USA Shares Her Reason for Wearing Natural Hair

When Kára McCullough won the Miss USA crown last night, she was put in the spotlight for some problematic comments on healthcare and feminism. While speaking during the pageant’s Q&A section, Kára asserted her beliefs that health care was a privilege (as opposed to a right) and attempted to distance herself from the word “feminism.

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6 Can’t-Miss Hair Moments From Miss USA 2017

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Miss USA is known for its glitz, glamour and exciting hair moments. So when we got our invite to cover the weekend-long competition, we packed our bags for Vegas and prepared ourselves for a weekend of hairspray, extensions, tiaras and ball gowns!
This year marked the 12th year that Farouk Systems, Inc. sponsored the event and you can bet their CHI Haircare team created some amazing styles. Here are the six Miss USA hair moments you have to see!

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BeautyLaunchPad – CHI chosen as Strand Savior

Beauty Launch Pad – CHI chosen as Strand Savior
A unique reconstructing treatment rebuilds the cuticle with keratin, improves elasticity and staves off future breakage. CHI Keratin Leave-In Conditioner.
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#LPLikes Farouk CHI Onyx Euroshine 1″ Crimping Iron

CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Onyx Ceramic Crimping Iron provides volume and texture to create unique styles. The 1” Onyx ceramic micro-ridged crimping plates produce noticeably shinier results. In addition, the preset temperature settings offer easily recognizable and customizable temperature selection per hair type.

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Something New: DIY Bridal Party Robes

While CHI® irons are the perfect tool to help with wedding crafts, we’ve got good news – they can also help polish off your day-of looks. Use the iron to vertically steam any wrinkles there may be in the bridesmaid dresses or wedding gown.

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CHI on Fox Chicago – Mother’s Day Gift Idea Roundup

CHI on Fox Chicago – Mother’s Day Gift Idea Roundup
The clock is ticking down to Mother’s Day but you still have two weeks left to find the perfect gift. Since time is still on our side, I went to FOX 32 Chicago to share a round-up of gift ideas. From the Glam Mom to the New Mom, there is something thoughtful for everyone.

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The Ultra CHI Blushing Bloom Iron was on KWTX – TV

With every season comes new beauty products, so many that it can be overwhelming!
The Ultra CHI Blushing Bloom Iron was on KWTX – TV
We found some that are highly recommended and even tested a few for ourselves. Find a link to the items on the right hand side of the page.

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DIY Iron-On Shoe Bags

Spring is always a busy time of year. Whether you are planning summer vacation with the family, road-tripping a few states away for a friend’s wedding, or traveling for work, your calendar is probably filling up - and filling up fast. With traveling comes packing. You...

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How-To: From Curly To Sleek – Deep Brilliance Olive & Monoi line

When you’re doing a relaxer treatment, product becomes super-important, and with CHI’s newly reformulated Deep Brilliance Olive & Monoi line, your client’s hair is going to get all the protection it needs. Each product in this line is enriched with olive oil and monoi oil as well as shea butter and silk that work together to revitalize chemically-treated tresses. Learn more about the product here.

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Momma’s Monday: Hair Care & April Giveaway #2

Once or twice a week, I do a deep conditioning treatment – lately I’ve been using this one from Schwarzkopf. The days I don’t do a deep conditioning treatment, I use aleave-in for blonde hair. When it’s not looking too shiny, I use a pinch of Farouk Pearl Complex on my ends.

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Premiere Orlando Adds Social Media Classes to its Business Lineup

In addition to this brand new segment of education, Premiere Orlando offers the largest exhibit floor in the industry, reaching over seven acres featuring over 800 exhibitors including attendee favorites such as Matrix, Redken, Conair, Aquage, Farouk, Moroccanoil, American Crew, CND, Young Nails, Repechage and Satin Smooth just to name a few.

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Summer Add-On Services to Grow Your Business

“As we all know, during summer months the hair loses moisture,” says Lisa Marie Garcia, president of innovation for Farouk Systems. “Use the CHI Deep Brilliance Olive & Monoi Deep Protein Masque, a protein strengthening masque that not only reconstructs the hair, but also enriches the hair with immediate shine and moisture.

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CHI Ellipse to achieve Malia Obama’s hair

I like the CHI Ellipse ¾” — 1 ¼” Teflon Tapered Styling Wand to get this look. Make a curling iron or curling wand and start wrapping pieces of hair. Start at the mid-shaft of the hair. Curl in alternating directions for a natural look, but be sure to curl the pieces closest to your face AWAY from the face.

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TotalBeauty Awards 2017: Best Hair Products

Readers’ Choice Winner: CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron
Why: This makes my hair so silky and smooth, and it stops frizz. It heats up quickly and cuts my straightening time by 75 percent. It’s an excellent investment.

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happi.com – Diversify Your Portfolio

Farouk Systems rolled out CHI Deep Brilliance Olive & Monoi Line, a hair care line and relaxer system, which is enriched with both olive oil and monoi oil for “ultimate hair rejuvenation,” said the company. The restorative line includes everything from a masque to a sheen spray. Each product is enriched with olive oil, monoi oil, shea butter and silk that collectively work together to revitalize chemically treated tresses and prevent damage from daily styling. Olive oil is notable for its ability to permeate the hair shaft to condition the scalp thus improving the elasticity of hair.

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Press – Weight Watchers Magazine

DURA CHI HANSHOT DRYER. This no-handle, hands-free dryer stands alone on a flat surface, allowing you to use brshes and stylerrs more efficiently. $145, farouk.loxabeauty.com

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Press – Fashion GXD Magazine

Press-Fashion GXD Magazine: It it always amazing to surprise you loved one with a special gift on valentines day. But What about the singles? Here are some great finds for your single friends on Valentines Day in our Love Gift Guide. By Andrea Bullock

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Press – Gladys Magazine

Press – Gladys Magazine – Springtime has arrived! Temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming and fresh, vibrant Spring/Summer 2017 collections are launching like crazy beckoning a most welcome move towards bronze eyes, gilded, fresh skin and flushed lips. Here are 17 beauty, hair and skincare products that will expertly catch you up with the new season’s looks!

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WHY I LOVE THIS CHI AIR FLAT IRON

Then last year I came across the CHI Air Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand, which heats up in 60 seconds. Essentially – something you plug in before you put on your mascara and it’s heated up to temperature by the time you’ve applied your second coat. It also gives my hair an amazing shine. I then wondered if CHI had a similar flat iron… and oh yes they do, but the best part? The CHI Air Expert Classic Tourmaline Ceramic flat iron heats up in 30 seconds!

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14 Oil-Based Shampoos That Will Make Hair Soft, Not Greasy

CHI Tea tree oil isn’t just for clearing up pimples. Its antiseptic and calming properties make it a brilliant option for sorting out any scalp problems. Combined with peppermint oil, silk and chamomile, the invigorating formula soothes, removes buildup, and balances your scalp’s natural oil levels.

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Best of Beauty Gadgets 2017 – Marianne Meissner

The hands-free drying stand enables the dryer to stand alone on a flat surface and is great for those who have a hard time gripping and holding handles, it also allows for consistent control over the dryer to produce a multitude of styling techniques.

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The CHI Deep Brilliance Olive & Monoi Oil Optimum Moisture Line

The CHI Deep Brilliance Olive & Monoi Oil Optimum Moisture line combines the hydration of Olive Oil with Monoi Oil’s unique blend of Coconut Oil and Tiare Gardenia flowers that helps strengthen hair while reversing damage and protecting hair from future damage. This line provides moisture and reconstruction to textured and chemically-treated hair, while promoting healthy more manageable tresses.

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The CHI Deep Brilliance Hair Styling Tools

The CHI Deep Brilliance Hair Styling Tools feature black titanium plates along with a ceramic heating system that provides fast, even heat allowing for faster styling on coarse to highly textured hair with fewer passes. The combination of Black Titanium and Ceramic help prevent hair damage and dryness.

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Gadgets that make cleaning a little easier.

Spring cleaning isn’t just a chore; it’s more like a super chore. It’s the time when you’re supposed to flip your mattress, wash your window screens, and do a dozen other things on Martha Stewart’s list. That’s why we couldn’t help but notice some of the gadgets at the 2017 International Home and Housewares Show that promise to make cleaning a wee bit easier.

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Best CHI Flat Iron 2017- Top Picks and Reviews

The CHI brand is one of the most well known producers of hair-care and hair-styling products on the market today. And the CHI flat iron reviews have shown that it is working very well: Many women would recommend a CHI flat iron to their friends and family.

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8 Styling Quickies You Can’t Miss

Looking for a new way to ~wave~ your client? We got the inside scoop on Farouk Systems’ new CHI Ellipse Tool line from the always-fabulous Farouk Global Artist Anna Cantu. Watch Anna create four different types of waves now!

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CHI Onyx Euroshine Hair Styler Wins NewBeauty Award

Farouk Systems is excited to announce that from more than two thousand different product submissions and hundreds of nominated products, the CHI Onyx Euroshine Hair Styler has been selected as the winner for the Styling Tools for Super Shiny Hair category. The winners are featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue—on stands in April!

The Beauty Choice Awards recognizes more than 100 of the industry’s best products, spanning categories including makeup, skin, hair, nails, smile, body and anti-aging, for what it is that truly sets them apart. Winners include cult-classics and new launches, as well as groundbreaking innovations.
Farouk Systems is excited to announce that from more than two thousand different product submissions and hundreds of nominated products, the CHI Onyx Euroshine Hair Styler has been selected as the winner for the Styling Tools for Super Shiny Hair category. “We are honored to be selected for this prestigious award and would like to thank NewBeauty’s readers, beauty experts and editors for casting their votes for the CHI Onyx Euroshine Hair Styler.” says, Dr. Farouk Shami, Founder and Chairman of Farouk Systems.

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Press – BTC Stylist Choice Awards

It’s time to make your voice heard! It’s our fourth round of voting for our 17th Annual Stylist Choice Awards! Vote now for your Favorite Overall/Of The Year and you’ll be entered for a chance to WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO BTC’S COLOR, CUT & STYLE 2017 IN AUSTIN, TEXAS—VALUED AT OVER $1,000!

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Press – Salon Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards

Press – Salon Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards
SALON MAGAZINE READER’S CHOICE AWARDS VOTING

Use the drop down menu under each catergory to choose the product you wish to vote for.
You do not need to vote for a product in each category. You may leave as many categories as you wish blank.

Click submit to enter your votes.

You may vote once per day from March 30th, 2017 until April 14th, 2017.

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America’s Beauty Show 2017

Farouk Systems was at ABS 2017 Chicago this past weekend putting on a dazzling display of innovative colors, inspiring trends and sleek styles. We also saw some fabulous looks for the fellas courtesy of the Esquire Grooming team! Check out the photos below:

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Waves All Day – CHI Ellipse Tool line

Looking for a new way to ~wave~ your client? We got the inside scoop on Farouk Systems’ new CHI Ellipse Tool line from the always-fabulous Farouk Global Artist Anna Cantu. Watch Anna create four different types of waves now!

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Ultra CHI Flat Iron – The Best Flat Iron – Manage Your Mane Without Frying It

CHI Ultra CHI Titanium Straightening Iron – Ceramic plates deliver a very gentle, far-infrared heat that locks moisture into your hair while emitting negative ions. Those little ions close the hair’s cuticles, working to smooth strands and cut frizz.

For coarse or textured hair, the Chi Ultra CHI Titanium Straightening Iron won’t lead you astray. (Titanium plates are too harsh to use on thin or damaged hair.) The $120 iron performed similarly to the Bio Ionic 10X, just not as astonishingly well. It may take a few tries to get the hang of it to avoid any unwanted crimps.

There are a lot of flat irons on the market each promising to do the same thing. We started our search by compiling 132 flat irons from popular beauty websites like Sephora and Ulta, the hair-focused online retailer Folica, and the omnipresent Amazon.com. Then we dug into the details.

We only looked at 1-inch flat irons with heat settings below 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

When you apply heat to your hair, which is not a living thing, you’re essentially cooking it. And, just like food, it’s easy to overdo it. Short of actually searing your hair, you still run the risk of drying out each strand, which can lead to breakage and split ends over time.

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The Best Flat Iron Brands for 2017

To realize a beautiful hairstyle that is free of stray hairs, curls, and waves, there are no better units than professional flat irons. These styling tools smooth over the face of your hair to form a stick-straight style and are helpful for forming beach-inspired waves. Here is a review of the best flat iron brands on the market today:

CHI Brand

CHI flat irons are thoughtfully designed to fulfill the needs of both the professional user and everyday home user. Their products come in a variety of sizes and colors to ensure that you find an efficient and stylish choice that is just perfect for you. They ensure that you get top quality hair products that make your hair to look great.

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From Hair to Wear: Introducing CHI® Steam

Meet the latest innovation from CHI® – a line of high-performance irons and steamers that bring the power of the pros to your home, just like our hair care tools.
The line launches this spring with two powerful irons: the Professional Clothing Iron and Electronic Clothing Iron. Both irons feature the same titanium-infused ceramic soleplate as our popular G2 flat iron. This soleplate heats up quickly and provides an extra-smooth glide, so you can easily iron everything from a silky LBD to your favorite fall flannel.

Good news – there’s no previous ironing experience required with the Professional Clothing Iron. With a temperature dial that includes a fabric guide, adjustable steam control and a comfortable handle, ironing is easier than ever. Your co-workers may think your wardrobe is professionally pressed, but little do they know it only took you a few minutes to get that polished ready-to-wear look.

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These Are the Absolute Best Curling Irons, According to Hollywood Pros

Laurie Heaps – Clients: Rowan Blanchardand Sari Carpenter – Recommended Curling Iron: DURA CHI 1 1/4″ Ceramic Spring Curling Iron. “I love it because it creates shine and smooths frizz, heats up fast and doesn’t damage the hair. It works best to create a soft blended curl and undone faux, natural waves.”

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How to Master Every Single Hair Tool You Have

CHI Flat Iron – If there’s no need to flat iron all of your hair, then don’t! “Focus on the areas that need it,” LaFond says. “Say you’re growing out a keratin treatment. If that’s the case, just flat iron the roots and slightly touch up the ends.”

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CHI’s Take on the Hottest Oscar Styles

From romantic updo’s to textured waves, the 2017 Oscars boasted an array of both classically polished and chicly modern styles. CHI’s editorial stylist, Albert Luiz, showed us how the stunning stars got their must have looks.

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Miss Universe 2017 – Sneak Peek

During the preliminaries, the Farouk Systems Styling Teams’ go to products were the CHI Styling Creme Gel cocktailed with CHI Silk Infusion for a lighter hold. The sets consisted of looser more natural looking curls and waves achieved with the 1 ¼” Dura CHI Curling Iron along with CHI Magnified Volume Spray to set with.

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CHI’s Vanity Collection By Rocky

The latest collection by CHI, Vanity, is all about strength, boldness and power. The collection consists of a series of innovative hair colors and styles, designed for the woman who commands respect, but doesn’t sacrifice style. Flip through the slideshow below to see the full Vanity Collection!

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Summer Hair Love: CHI’s Tea Tree Collection

CHI Tea Tree Collection: The Summer Heat is here. The heat of the Summer certainly shifts my skincare and haircare routines. My combo skin and temperamental hair go from combo-normal to oily in the Summer months. I find that I need to wash my hair more frequently and also I need to switch up my products for better results.

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#CHIparaMi ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY IN MIAMI, FLORIDA

The #CHIparaMi campaign kicked off with celebrity stylist and Univision television personality Jomari Goyso on August 24, 2016, through social media and this exclusive announcement party in Miami at the EPIC Hotel.

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Zendaya for CHI #REALisBeautiful

On Thursday, July 21st — CHI celebrated their partnership with Zendaya when they hosted an interctive Summer Hair Soiree media event held at The London West Hollywood. The celebration was in honor of CHI #REALisBEAUTIFUL campaign and welcomed over 60 well-known media outlets, editors and influencers alike who each covered the event and interviewed Zendaya.

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CHI partners with Seventeen and 360 Travel

On July 19th and August 2nd, close to 100 teens between the ages of 14-18 were selected and given the appotunity to interact with CHI Haircare when they attended The Fashion Experience, a collaboration hosted by Seveteen magazine and the Westcoast Connection/360 Student Travel. This exclusive event offered the teens a behind the screen ,all the accesss look into top haircare companies.

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FUN & UNIQUE! GET THE NEW CHI KABLOOM BRUSH

Farouk Systems creates the CHI Kabloom Brush exclusively for their Beauty Systems Group (BSG) Distributors. This little power packed brush is not only brightly colored with squiggle shaped nylon bristles but also adds fun and unique style to every stroke.

It is also a great retail item for salon customers that fits easily in their purses, gym bags or brief cases. As an added bonus the reverse side of the brush has a mirror to check out your great style.

To purchase stylists and salon owners can purchase the CHI Kabloom Brushes at Cosmoprof Stores or their Sales Representatives.

Ideal for medium to long hair.
Salon cost: $4.99

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100 Best Beauty Products of All Time

Hair Care: CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray. Designed with the same technology as CHI’s Dual Action Hairspray, this mist is less of a styling product, and more of a prepping tool with an exclusive thermal protection that guards strands from the inside out. Spritz over sections of dry hair prior to styling to reduce the risk of heat damage from irons and blow dryers.

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16 BEST HOT TOOLS FOR HEALTHY HAIR

Perfect for your carry-on or gym bag, this flat iron is completely cordless so you won’t have to worry about finding an outlet. (Just make sure it’s completely charged before throwing it in your bag.) The ceramic plates lock in moisture and the CHI Ceramic Heater provides optimum temperature control for even heat distribution.

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Breaking News! Farouk Shami Returns to Farouk Systems, Inc.

Farouk Shami, the founder of Farouk Systems, announces today his return as Chairman and CEO of Farouk Systems, Inc. After a short retirement, Mr. Shami realized his passion for the beauty industry and his fellow hairdressers was far more important to him than anything else.

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Shade Collection by Farouk Systems Artistic Team

Farouk Systems, Inc. presents the “Shade” Hair Trend Collection for the 2016 S/S season. The styles were created by Farouk Systems Global Artistic Director; Patrick Kalle, Creative Design Director; Maurice den Exter and Color Director; Richard Jordan as an expression of color artistry combined with an architectural approach.

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BREAKING NEWS! Farouk Announces Reorganization at the Top

Lisa Marie Garcia, formerly Vice President of Shows and Education, has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President of Innovation and Product Development. In this role, she will focus on seeking out new products as well as researching the latest technologies and product testing systems.

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Farouk Systems Celebrates 10 Years in Egypt

Farouk Shami, Founder and Chairman of Farouk Systems, proudly announces the company’s 10-year anniversary in Cairo, Egypt. To celebrate, Mr. Shami was host to over 1200 hairdressers that included 600 salons from the area.

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The Original CHI Flat Iron was chosen as the Must-Have Styling Tool in Influenster’s Reviewers’ Choice Awards: Best in Beauty!!!

The Original CHI Flat Iron was selected because of its impressive reviews on Influenster.com. These top products of 2015 range from exciting new brands, to groundbreaking new innovations, to classic favorites that resonate across generations. The Original CHI Flat Iron was chosen as the Must-Have Styling Tool in Influenster’s Reviewers’ Choice Awards: Best in Beauty!!!

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Real is Beautiful! CHI & Zendaya team up to Encourage Women to be their Authentic Self

The Zendaya x CHI #REALisBEAUTIFUL campaign officially kicked off last night on social media and was celebrated with an exclusive event in New York City. The ad campaign looks will be launching in select magazines this spring accompanied by Zendaya’s must-have products to recreate her looks including the Escape Cordless Styling Iron, G2 Styling Iron, Touch 2 Touch Screen Dryer, Styling Line Extension Collection and Argan Oil Collection.

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Estetica’s Exclusive Interview: Farouk & Basim Shami

The Shami Legacy – Farouk Shami is a Palestinian immigrant who is living the American Dream as an innovative entrepreneur, who now continues to give back to the community. His son Basim Shami is now President of the family business, contributing invaluable marketing expertise and management skills to build on the already solid foundation of Farouk Systems.

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The Must-See Guide to the Best Protein Treatment for Your Hair

Protein treatments can be used to maintain healthy hair and as a temporary filler to fill in cracks along the hair shaft. Hair breakage can be caused by combing, brushing, tight ponytails or braids, improper use of chemicals, nutrient deficiencies, waiting too long trim your hair, wearing heavy extensions, hair accessories, and pH imbalance.

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The Color Guide: 15 Sultry Shades of Brunette

We can’t saw we were surprised when Zendaya was announced as CHI’s first-ever celebrity brand ambassador. As a strong advocate for natural hair and embracing you roots (literally), we’re big fans of her grit (and her beautiful chocolate-brown locks). For shiny strands like Zendaya’s, apply CHI Argan Oil Plus Moringa Oil Conditioner ($17).

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Amazing Hi-Tech Beauty Items You Need to Know About

This flat iron is FANTASTIC & GLITTERY! The CHI ULTRA Glitter Sweet is a 1″ iron & has tourmaline ceramic plates. It heats evenly & the ceramic heat produces infrared & negative ions. After using it my hair is super shiny & actually helps with my hair not getting all static.

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Your Ultimate Hair Brush Guide

Paddle Brush – This is your basic go-to for an everyday brush, but it also makes for an awesome blow out. It doesn’t create a ton of volume, but helps flatten out frizz for tons of shine.

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16 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas for Every Budget

The new CHI Ultra Glamfetti Collection of flat irons is not only one of the most powerful and high-tech hair tools we’ve ever tried but also features nine fun glittery shades, including gold, pixie pink, twinkling turquoise and more.

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