Rachel Hayes, founder of Pretty Impressed, with husband Stuart Gayle

Valentine’s Day Beauty Guide

Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means tons of articles, posts, and ads pushing the bombshell thing. Do we want to look pretty and pulled together? Yes! But the sexy vixen thing may be overkill. That said, all the Valentine’s Day buzz does make you think a bit more about your date night beauty routine—and...

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Supermom Melissa Stone Mangham has perfected how to blow out a bob with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Fine To Full Blow-out Spray.

How To Blow Out A Bob With Body

Baby-fine dirty-dish-water blonde hair. That is what I was blessed with. “But you’ve got A LOT of it” I would hear from mother and stylist alike. Two babies later, I don’t even have that. My solution? Cut it all off! Who knew I would be ahead of Hollywood’s hottest hair trend. I rocked that for...

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Rachel Hayes, founder of Pretty Impressed, relies on Pantene Heat Shield.

I Love It: Pantene Heat Shield

Today’s weather forecast projects a high of 36ºF (real feel 25ºF), which I actually consider “warmer” weather these days. But it’s nowhere near anything pleasant outside! This Polar Vortex has made it impossible to not blow-dry your hair as soon as you get out of the shower, just to get warm and dry ASAP. But...

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From left to right: Espa Pink Hair and Scalp Mud, Amorepacific Moisture Bound Masque, Talika Eye Dream, Darphin Ideal Resource Light Re-Birth Overnight Cream, Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase

Post-Holiday Rx: Best Overnight Beauty Treatments

The holidays are a magical time, but the minute the last houseguest leaves, don’t you feel somewhat relieved it’s all over? Yes, we love our family, we love Santa, we love to eat, drink and be merry. But, payback is a bitch. I’m talking about exhausting post-party house cleaning, travel stress, and a ridiculous carbo-loading...

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Christie Brinkley and Pretty Impressed founder Rachel Hayes at the Hair2Wear launch event.

Christie Brinkley On Her New Hair2Wear Clip-In Hair Extensions

I would definitely not describe myself as the type of girl who’d wear clip-in hair extensions. Even though hair extensions have been incredibly popular for the past decade and we all know that 99.9% of female celebrities wear some sort of hairpiece when they walk the red carpet, I consider myself to be a few...

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Best Hair Products For An At-Home Blowout

Best At-Home Blowout: 15-Minutes To A Great Hair Day

Who has 30 minutes in the morning just to blow out their hair? Not me and, I bet, not you. But, as we all know, a great hair day makes you feel more confident, energized and outgoing, while bad hair days make you want throw a paper bag over your head. Thanks to some ingenious...

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Rachel Hayes, founder of Pretty Impressed, wrote this feature on how to get shiny hair for the October 2013 issue of Self magazine.

4 Superquick Shiny Hair Tips

Happy October! This month, I have a story in Self magazine on how to get shiny hair. Come fall, we all want to look a little more polished and put together, especially for work. I interviewed Eugene Souleiman, Wella’s Creative Director, who offered up his brilliant advice. Pick up the issue to scoop all of his...

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Claire Danes Glows At The 2013 Emmys

How To Get Claire Danes Emmys Glow

Last night at the 2013 Emmy Awards, Claire Danes won Outstanding Lead Actress in A Drama Series for her awesome role in Homeland for the third year in a row. Having a child amidst all of that didn’t slow her down a bit. #Supermom! While Claire Danes, who had her son Cyrus just 10 months...

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Troy Peppin Shares Quick Styling Tips For Dirty Hair


It has taken me a while to master skip-the-shampoo days, but because there are often those mornings when I can’t do the whole 30-minute hairstyling routine, I’ve had to learn how to make dirty hair look new. And “master” is probably too confident of a word. But I’ve recently picked up these tricks from Troy...

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Rachel Hayes Founder of Pretty Impressed Summer Hairstyles


You know those sweltering summer days when the humidity is almost 100%, the thermometer is pushing 90 and you look at your blow dryer and think—What’s the point because it’ll all just frizz out anyway? Those were the weather conditions when I had an appointment with Ammon Carver, Matrix Artistic Director and Celebrity Stylist, to...

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