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a salon visit to lauren + vanessa

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The other month I was invited down to New York’s Financial District to get a blow out at Lauren + Vanessa and man did I leave impressed. Lauren Hack and Vanessa Ungaro’s salon is an uber chic loft that feels like you’re at a friend’s apartment rather than a hair factory. Chic and sleek decorations abound amidst the styling chairs and Lauren and Vanessa definitely know their stuff. I have to say I think it was the best blowout I’ve ever had. It stayed for days and I think the photo speaks for itself, doesn’t it?

So enjoyable to chat with, one thing was supremely clear: Lauren and Vanessa know their stuff. They carefully curate the products they carry and don’t rush you till you get the final product you want. Better yet? They have specialty services (think balayage and corrective color), mobile airbrush tanning and makeup applications.

If you’re in New York (or even visiting and in need!) I highly recommend you head downtown to Lauren + Vanessa. I, personally, will be back very soon.

[Photo via Instagram]

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outfit // + w&w and neutrogena

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For the last few years I’ve been dedicated to leaving my hair long as the way I think about it at some point in life you’ll want to just chop it and leave it short for the rest of your life. That being said keeping my hair looking healthy has become a priority given all my heat styling (outfit photos, anyone?) and coloring it blonde so I was thrilled to try out Neutrogena’s new Triple Repair Hair Collection when given the opportunity.

Formulated with proteins, rich conditioners and peptides, the Triple Repair Shampoo, Conditioner, and Leave-in Conditioner work to make hair up to 3X stronger after just 1 use. My hair felt healthier immediately and I fell in love with the Triple Repair Leave-in Cream in particular.  It’s got a light texture and protects against heat styling. It also diminishes frizz and fly-aways making you ready to head out the door in no time. Get more info on Neutrogena Triple Repair here and you’ll be on your way to #strongerhair, too!

In other news, this Everlane sweatshirt is everything. $30 (!) and so, so comfy.

Outfit: Everlane sweatshirt (c/o), Zara skort (old, but similar here and here), Rag & Bone Newbury boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, BaubleBar necklace, ToyWatch, Giles & Brother bracelet

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Disclosure: This post is a sponsored collaboration with Neutrogena x Refinery29. Thanks for supporting the brands that make WIT & Whimsy possible.

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outfit // florals & leather + a giveaway with panasonic beauty

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As girls we know all too well what it means to have a bad hair day. Which is why I was so excited to team up with Panasonic to inspire one heck of a #GoodHairDay. Panasonic has some killer new tools out to help you achieve just that and we’ve partnered to give you the chance to win the ultimate hair prize pack. You’ll receive (1) Panasonic nanoe Hair Dryer and (1) Panasonic nanoe Flat Iron (used here to style my hair) as well as some other prep products for that “I just got a blow out look” (except that you got it at home…) look.

Enter below and be sure to share an image of your #GoodHairDay with @meghandono and @BeautyPanasonic on Twitter. I can’t wait to see and wish you luck in winning this giveaway!

Outfit: BCBGeneration romper (also love this less expensive one), Zara jacket (similar here and here), Coach x Frye boots (similar in a bootie form here), BaubleBr necklaces, Club Monaco scarf, Warby Parker Lowry sunglasses (c/o), Giles & Brother bracelet, Forever21 bag (last seen here)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This contest is open to those living in the United States and will close at 12pm PST February 24th. A winner will be selected the same week and notified by e-mail.  This post is sponsored by Panasonic. Thanks for supporting the brands that make WIT & Whimsy possible! 

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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