Behind the Salon

Behind the Salon is an independent haircare line under the YUKO brand. Products are distributed wholesale to salons and also available for retail sale. All products are sulfate free with natural ingredients. The purpose of the hair care line is to allow consumers to obtain a salon experience from the comfort of their own homes. Yuko are the originators of the Japanese Hair Straightening System. The system works by breaking down hair bonds through a chemical process. Hair is then straightened to leave it pin straight, however, the process is tedious and timely. Yuko has perfected the process to protect, condition, and restore damaged hair.Read More →

facial serums you need

During the dry winter months it’s important to step up your skincare routine with these three facial serums you need to attain flawless skin–at any age. Lots of people skip serums because they think they’re expensive (some are but not all, and a bottle can last a long time); they don’t know much about them; or they think if they use a good moisturizer with SPF then they’re good to go. Maybe right now, but the goal is to protect your skin so as you get older you won’t develop lines, wrinkles, age spots, and the other tell tale signs of aging. That’s why it’s bestRead More →

Vanity Planet's Cue Clip-Free Curling Wand

I had been searching for the perfect curling wand for a long ass time when I came across Vanity Planet’s Cue Clip-Free Curling Wand. I went from wearing my hair straight to curling it regularly because with this wand it’s so easy and the curls actually last. I also love how it comes with a glove so you don’t have to worry about accidentally burning your hand. Choose between two different sizes, 1” and 1.25”, both retail for $49.99. Ohh, and if you’re not 100% satisfied (but trust me, you will be), Vanity Planet offers a 60-day money back guarantee, no questions asked. Here’s moreRead More →

nail wraps

Deciding what color to paint your nails or what kind of nail wraps to apply can be overwhelming. With so many different brands to choose from I’ve made a list of my 10 favorites that are perfect for the warm summer months and that will be sure to brighten your day. And if you’re a girl on a budget (like myself) the price ranges from $2.99 to $18.00! So have fun painting the world with your colorful nails! Defy and Inspire : Sunshine Yellow (Target, $7.49) Essie : Peach Side Babe (Essie, $8.50) NCLA : Avocado Bravado (NCLA, $16.00) Lime Crime : Oyster Pop On Nails (LimeRead More →

  We’ve created a Summertime Shopping Guide to bring you the latest from all our favorite labels and online shopping sites. You can get your suitcases out and start packing for the perfect vacation. You’ll find everything from the ideal swimsuit, the newest clothing and shoe styles, to must have accessories and beauty products. Start planning a summertime soiree by shopping in our entertaining and decor shop. Whatever your needs are, we’ve got you covered! (Scroll down and use the arrows to navigate between pages.) XoXo, Kristie @agirlinla / kristie@a-girl-in-la.comRead More →

hair disasters

Beauty Blunders is a four part series focused on bringing you the quick fixes to your worst beauty crimes. In this article we focus on hair disasters. From over processed hair, to hair product overload, we got you covered. When you think you’re seriously screwed we’ll show you what you can do to fix them. A few years ago I went to my regular salon, (where my hair always came out great) but this time my stylist left the foils on too long. As soon as I got home I noticed breakage all around my face, and it wasn’t just a few strands. I didn’t knowRead More →

Skin Related Issues

When I started writing this article I intended on writing about a few common beauty blunders that myself or my friends had made in the past and what we did to fix them. As I kept writing more and more problems started popping into my head, so not to bombard you, this is going to be a series on how to fix those common issues that we’re all guilty of making, or probably will make at some point. Let’s start first with skin related issues. Everyone enjoys a radiant “I just got back from a tropical vacation” glow but now that we’re becoming more aware ofRead More →

After finding the ideal gift, be sure to check out my Valentine’s Day in LA blog post to plan the perfect date. Triple C Power Lips Bank, $30 Sugarfina XOXO 8PC Candy Bento Box, $65  Topshop ‘Love’ Necklace, $22 Slip Sleep Silk Eye Mask, $45  Burberry Cashmere Scarf, $650 Creative Express ‘Love’ Balloon  $7.50 Moon Juice ‘Sex Dust’, $30 L’Agent by Agent Provocateur – Bra, $60, and panties, $35  Four Letter Word Cards, $5  Gypsy Warrior Cupid Knee High Socks, $8.40 Christian Louboutin Lip Lacquer, $85  Custom Brites Nameplate Bracelets, $21.50 Charlotte Olympia Barbie Clutch, $1,195 Miss Dior Cherie Perfume, $86.09  Topshop Heart Embroidered Keyring, $15 Maggie Louise Confections ‘Pop!Read More →

I’ve always loved unicorns, starting with my obsession with Lisa Frank as a child. In the past few years they have made a huge comeback. Designers like Alexander McQueen, Kate Spade, Valentino, and Jeremy Scott have featured unicorns in their collections and in their runway shows. Clothing companies such as, ASOS, Dolls Kill, Topshop, and H&M have drawn off the inspiration and currently feature whimsical merchandise in their store or online boutique. I’ve scoured the Internet to find the best high end, to inexpensive unicorn inspired clothing and accessories that will make you reminisce on your childhood. Rebecca Minkoff – Hudson Moto Mini, $135. Christian Louboutin – Loubichrome I Nail Polish, Christian Louboutin, $30. Tokidoki – Unicorno Series 5Read More →

Black Friday Shopping Deals

Here’s a list of shopping websites that are offering Black Friday shopping deals. No need to wait, they’re going on right now. Everything from clothing, accessories, jewelry, shoes and more. A variety of styles and prices so you can sit home and score the perfect gift for yourself or someone else. Check back, more sites will be added. JUST ADDED  30% off. Code- 30MRKDWN. (Clothing, accessories, shoes, and tech).  Up to 50% off. (Designer clothing, accessories, shoes, and gifts). YOOX 25% off everything. (Designer clothing. accessories, and shoes).  40% off new designer markdowns. (Designer clothing, accessories, and shoes).  30% off everything. Code- GIVETHANKS. (Designer clothing, and accessories).  25% off. Code- THATSALE. (Clothing, accessories, and shoes).  30% off. Code- HOLIDAY30. (Accessories/jewelry).   30% off blackRead More →