Almost halfway into the year and some international celebrities are making major buzz for their unexpected, sometimes drastic, yet still chic hair transformations.

Check out some of this year’s top star hair turns:

50 Shades of Grey breakout star Dakota Johnson chopped off a major length of her locks and now sports a chic brunette bob.

Sexy siren and Avengers star Scarlett Johansson surprised everyone at the Oscars with this punk-meets-glam undercut.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and one-half of the KimYe power couple, Kim Kardashian steps out for Paris Fashion Week with a platinum blonde ‘do. But her blonde moment is short-lived, Kim returned to her raven locks weeks after.celeb3

The star who played Snow White on the big screen, Lily Collins, debuted a playful pixie also at this year’s Oscars.celeb4

It Girl and in-demand model Cara Delevingne reveals another layer to her edgy persona with a shaved side hair style.celeb5

Popstar Taylor Swift exudes rocker chic with a shaggy cut and full bangs.celeb6

Lady Gaga never ceases to surprise her Little Monsters and the rest of the world. Here she is with an elegant goth-inspired dark and blunt bob after sporting long platinum locks.celeb7

Nicole Kidman looks even more ravishing in her shorter ‘do and new side part. Long or short, this Australian-born actress always looks like a true Hollywood star.celeb8

The one and only Pretty Woman goes back to her roots, so to speak. Julia Roberts enthralls in a deep red mane she was originally known for.celeb9

Actor, singer, songwriter, and director Jared Leto graces the Paris Fashion Week with a bleached ‘do after saying goodbye to his long locks.celeb10



Keeping your mane in place while exercising is important. It helps you focus more on your exercise routine, free from unnecessary interruptions like tucking your hair behind the ears or securing stray strands with a pin. So next time you hit the gym or the field, try any of these easy and practical hairstyles, not to mention stylish too, for a better workout experience.

1. The Classic High PonytailThe Classic High Ponytail

To achieve this go-to workout hairstyle, use your fingers to gather hair into a ponytail high on top of your head. Tie it with a snag-free elastic band. You may even jazz it up with a headband right on top of the hairline to keep sweat from dripping on your face.

2. A Twisted Low BunA Twisted Low Bun

Tie hair into a low ponytail and twist it into a coil just on top of your nape. Secure with bobby pins at the end of the hair, close to the scalp. This is ideal for those with short to mid-length hair.

3. Messy Ballerina BunMessy Ballerina Bun

Keep hair off your face and neck by twisting it into a high ballerina bun. Opt for a few loose tendrils or secure them with bobby pins all over. This topknot is perfect for those yoga and other mat exercises that require you to lie on your back.

4. Braids and More BraidsBraids and More Braids

Braids, in all its reincarnations – side braid, French braid, ponytail braid, upside down braid, to mention a few, are also great workout hairstyles. These fun and young hair looks keep the hair off your face, including those wayward bangs and shorter layers. Braids are especially useful under cycling helmets and swimming caps.

5. Bandana-covered HairBandanaTurban

Don a bandana in your favorite color or print and your mane’s ready to work it out. Best for outdoor activities like hiking or running, tying a bandana around your head is a good and fuss-free way to keep the sweat off your face and stop your hair from flying in all directions.

For easier styling, keep your locks in tiptop shape with a proper hair care regimen. Use products that are good for your tresses like Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss. Made from all-natural ingredients, Novuhair does not Nature's answer to hair loss contain harmful chemicals that contribute to your hair’s decline. Apart from revitalizing the hair’s growth, Novuhair makes hair softer, shinier, thicker, and more manageable. With Novuhair, styling your mane in different workout-friendly looks will be such a breeze.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion is available as an individual purchase; as part of a combo pack that includes Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Topical Scalp Lotion; or a 3-in-1 pack with Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Conditioner and Topical Scalp Lotion; and a 2-in-1 plus one with two Novuhair Shampoos plus Topical Scalp Lotion, all in 200 ml bottles. Available in all Mercury Drug outlets, Watson’s branches, and other leading drug store.




FOR MANY WOMEN, being a mother is one of the best things in this world. Yet, as most mothers will attest to, it is also one of the toughest, albeit most rewarding, roles one gets to play in this lifetime. Maintaining a successful career while efficiently managing a household and taking care of a family is no mean feat. Sometimes, moms even forget about themselves in the mad rush and end up looking far from the polished and fashionable women they used or aim to be.

While many moms have perfected the art of the chic ponytail or the sleek bun, the most convenient, fastest, and easiest ‘dos for busy moms, there are other flattering hairstyles that won’t get in the way of your mommy duties. Popular American beauty/fashion/lifestyle blogger for moms, A Mom in Red High Heels, writes about four fabulous celebrity moms and their stylish, low-maintenance hairstyles suitable for all moms out there.

1. Reese Witherspoon

mom1If you’re the long-haired mommy type, take a cue from Reese Witherspoon and go for a wispy layered cut. You may even jazz it up with a soft fringe that’ll take years off your face.

2. Gwyneth Paltrow

mom2You’ll never go wrong with a shoulder length bob like Gwyneth Paltrow’s. It’s the classic cut for a classic and elegant mom. And the best part? You can easily tie it back into a comfortable ponytail during crunch time.

3. Victoria Beckham

mom3Victoria Beckham’s tousled bob just spells S-E-X-Y. Get this deliberately messy ‘do by keeping your locks just below the chin with a barely there side-swept bangs, and then add some air-dried bedhead waves for more texture with the help of a styling mousse.

4. Nicole Richie

mom4Get Nicole Richie’s soft and shiny locks by investing in a regular Keratin treatment at your favorite salon. A regular treatment, like a Brazilian blowout, help keeps hair smooth and manageable for extended periods. Plus, it cuts down hairstyling time that you don’t have in the morning.

So, this Mother’s Day, pamper yourselves by giving your overworked tresses some loving with these modern mommy hairstyles. Maximize your hair makeover by complimenting your new ‘do with products that are hair-friendly like Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss. Novuhair keeps your locks in tiptop shape by strengthening each and every strand and prevents premature hair graying. Plus, it makes hair thicker, shinier, smoother, and more manageable, just what a busy and hardworking mom like you deserves.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion is available as an individual purchase; as part of a combo pack that includes Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Topical Scalp Lotion; or a 3-in-1 pack with Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Conditioner and Topical Scalp Lotion; and a 2-in-1 plus one with two Novuhair Shampoos plus Topical Scalp Lotion, all in 200 ml bottles. Available in all Mercury Drug outlets, Watson’s branches, and other leading drug stores.



LONG IS IN! 2015 Summer Hair Trends

Thinking of chopping off your locks to prepare for the scorching summer heat? The purveyors of style and fashion think otherwise.

Check out this year’s hot summer hair styles as seen on the runways in Paris, Milan, and New York. Long hair has never been this effortlessly chic!

Boho Waves
Bring out the free spirit in you and rock these carefree, sometimes barely-there waves.

main 1From Narciso Rodriguez

Clear, Center Partings
Update your traditional long do’ with a distinct part in the middle like supermodel Karlie Kloss (pictured).

main 2From Thierry Mugler

Slick and Wet
Wet hair, don’t care! As long as it’s combed back away from your face like Transformers star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (pictured).

main 3From Balmain

main 4From Versace

Power Ponytails
The comfortable ponytail gets a fashionable upgrade with a sleeker front, and a bolder and more powerful-looking tail.

main 5From Pamella Roland

main 6From J Mendel

Braided Beauties
From classic plaits to elaborate fish tails, braids of all kinds will surely invade the scene this summer.

main 7From Suno

main 8From Michael Kors

Strengthen your tresses and sizzle in these tres chic looks this summer. Switch to hair care products that protect your locks from the effects of constant styling. Use Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss, made from all-natural active ingredients that make your hair strong, thick, shiny, and manageable for easier styling.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion is available as an individual purchase; as part of a combo pack that includes Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Topical Scalp Lotion; or a 3-in-1 pack with Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Conditioner and Topical Scalp Lotion; and a 2-in-1 plus one with two Novuhair Shampoos plus Topical Scalp Lotion, all in 200 ml bottles. Available in all Mercury Drug outlets, Watson’s branches, and other leading drug stores.



Want to achieve stylish and gorgeous hair without burning a hole in your pocket? Here are some hairstyling tips that’s easy to do and even easier on the budget. Master these and you’ll come out of your house looking salon-prepped every day.

1. Keep those unsightly baby hairs and cowlick in place by spraying a toothbrush with hair spray and combing down those stubborn hairs. You may also use the same toothbrush to tame fly away hairs.

2. Dry your hair with a cotton t-shirt instead of a towel after you shower then use the cool setting on your blow dryer. This will avoid frizz resulting from the friction caused by using a regular towel on your hair.

3. Create uniform waves by braiding your hair in sections then use a flat iron on them. Unravel the braids and you’ll be rockin’ wavy locks all around.

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4. Want some instant highlights? Get some hair chalk to add a splash of color to your hair.

5. Don’t fret over a stray white hair here or there. For a quick and easy fix, just rummage through your makeup kit and find an eyeshadow that matches your hair color. Rub or brush over the problem strand and say goodbye to white hair temporarily.

6. Disguise a bad hair day with a cool turban. Plus, it makes you looking urban chic the whole day.

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7. Fake a big blowout by curling your hair around big self-grip velcro rollers then use a stronghold spray to set it. This gives you an instant voluminous blowout.

8. Here’s the secret to long-lasting waves – start curling your hair, with a curling iron, in the middle part moving down to the ends of the hair.

9. Invest in a good set of brushes. Using the right kind of brush helps achieve the corresponding look and hairstyle you want. Don’t forget to clean brushes regularly by removing all the remaining hair and soaking them in warm water with a little amount of shampoo.

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MANE MAN: A Look at Tim Yap’s Changing Hairstyles

Tim Yap, one of the metro’s influential style mavens, has had as many hairstyles as career milestones and achievements over the years. And for the talented multi-hyphenate, that’s no mean feat. The radio/TV host, eventologist, newspaper editor and columnist, club owner, product endorser, and newest Novuhair brand ambassador has gone from long to short, wavy to straight, black to blond in his colorful hair-story.

He’s had his share of bad hair days – from dry and damaged hair to looming hair loss, caused mostly by the constant changes to his mane. But that’s all a thing of the past now. With Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss, Tim has found a reliable hair care partner that helps keep his crowning glory healthy and camera-ready at all times.

Here’s a brief look at some of Tim’s hair defining moments through the years:

TIM01Sporting a full head of hair as the newest Novuhair brand ambassador in 2014.
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TIM02Effortlessly pulling off wavy hair with supermodel and designer Tweetie de Leon-Gonzales at a 2013 orchestra event.
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100mag51Donning a bouffant updo for a 2010 magazine launch.
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TIM03Tim the eventologist, blonde hair and all, sometime 2006.
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Whether you’re meeting up with old school pals for that nth-year reunion, attending your company’s formal awards shindig, spending time with family for your annual Christmas lunch, or having dinner with the boyfriend’s family, sparkle and shine in this year’s Hollywood-inspired holiday hair styles. Take a page off the book of these stylish and elegant stars and flaunt your gorgeous tresses in these quick and easy ‘dos.

Sophisticated Wavessophisticated waves

Channel rock star/designer Gwen Stefani’s classic yet edgy bombshell look with long, soft waves. Ideal for those with long, layered hair, just make an appointment at your favorite blow dry bar or opt to DIY. To start, apply a volumizing mousse before blow drying your hair with a round brush. Then part your hair in the middle and softly run your fingers through it for a natural look. You may also use curlers to achieve the big waves. Spritz on some hairspray before heading out the door to keep your hair in place throughout the night.

Chic Updochic updo

Bring attention to your blissfully glowing face and infectious holiday smile in this clean and chic updo. Just tie your hair in a bun and tease the crown a little. Clip on a pretty pin on the side or slip on a thin head band to add a little flair to your hairstyle, like the forever classy Charlize Theron.

Curly Bobcurly bob

Surprise everyone by turning your straight bob into a head of romantic curls like actress Rachel McAdams. Simply blow dry your hair with big curlers on high heat then softly run your fingers through it after for an effortlessly natural finish. Apply some light hold spray and you’re ready to turn heads this season.


The ponytail is classic ‘do that will never go out of style. Rather, it just gets reinvented time and time again. For this year’s holiday look, try actress Eva Longoria’s casual yet stylish high ponytail with a teased crown or opt for Beyonce’s sophisticated and sleek low pony.

Remember, you don’t need a glam squad like these stars do to achieve that perfect holiday look. Just be creative and let your personality shine through in your hairstyle, clothes and makeup. It’s the season to be merry so go ahead, have fun and enjoy some holiday cheer.



Halloween is just around the corner, time to dust off those creepy, wacky, and creative costumes in time for Trick or Treat parties around town. To complete the fashionably spooky look, try some of these easy, DIY hairstyles before heading out the door.

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Make several braids in your hair and secure them with bobby pins. Get a pack of rubber snakes, which you may buy in toy stores, and pin them all over your head. Remember, there’s no such thing as too many snakes.

2. Witchwitch

This hairstyle is pretty easy to achieve. Just put some volumizing mousse on your hair and blow dry it straight, then use a crimping iron on the middle part of your locks.

3. Zombiezombie

The key to this scary do’ is to mess up your hair big time. Aim for that straight-from-out-of-the-grave look by applying lots of oil on your hair to make it uber greasy. Then tease your hair by sections to achieve the wild and mussed look. Finally, sprinkle baby powder on your locks randomly to make it grey and ashen.

4. Vampirevampire

With the success of vampire books and movies in recent years, this look is becoming more and more popular come Halloween night. To get the traditional sultry vampire hair, dye your hair jet black and spray in a red streak near the front. And don’t forget to complement it with matte red lips and of course, the sharp, white fangs.

5. Bride of Frankensteinbride

Go goth with this classic Halloween costume. Just crimp your hair or braid it into several sections when your hair is still wet. When the hair is dry, undo the braids and tease it away from your face like there’s no tomorrow. Keep it in place by using an environment-friendly stronghold spray after clipping it up. Finish off with some white streaks on the side.

Just match and complement your hairstyle with your makeup and costume and most of all, strut off your scary stuff with confidence and you’ll definitely have some fun on fright night.



Multi-hyphenate and latest Novuhair brand ambassador Tim Yap certainly knows and lives his style and fashion. Considered as one of the metro’s fashion movers and shakers, the eventologist/host/newspaper editor/creative director/club owner shares with Novu News tips on how to create and achieve your personal brand of style.

1. Have a sense of adventure and dare to experiment. Use your imagination and make dressing up a fun and exciting activity. Don’t b
e afraid of color. “Be bold and confident in mixing different styles and trends, breaking a fashion rule here and there, and expressing your individuality,” the lifestyle editor shares.

2. Visualize your looks. Get a sketch pad and draw the looks you love and want or clip photos and magazine pegs. Unleash your creative self and add your own savvy twist to the different looks around you. “But remember, be original, don’t just copy; and express, don’t impress,” Tim further adds.

3. Create a fashion signature. Have a personal fashion trademark, whether it’s a particular item of clothing or accessory. Tim personally loves jackets and blazers for layering and has more than 100 pieces in his impressive collection. At the Style Origins event in Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro, he was snapped wearing a colorful jacket with a tribal-inspired design.

4. Find your own style council. Think of personalities whose style you admire and make them your own “secret style council.” Whenever faced with a fashion dilemma, play out in your mind what style choices they would make and use this as your style identity guide. Tim considers Andy Warhol, the people who invented the barong, and Mindanao culture as his personal style icons. Fashion blogs are also a good way to keep abreast with the latest trends and knowing what’s hot or not in the fashion world.

5. Always look your best and have the right kind of attitude. Before stepping out of the door, make sure you look clean, polished and presentable and that includes having beautiful and healthy skin and hair. “I never leave the house without fixing my hair,” Tim reveals. But equally important is having the best kind of attitude –
“be positive, be true to yourself, don’t be afraid of what other people will say, and go ahead and express yourself,” Tim says with a beaming smile.



A Tale of Style: Tim Yap on Preventing Hair Fall, the Natural Way

A Tale of Style: Tim Yap on Preventing Hair Fall, the Natural Way

MANILA –  Meet Tim Yap, the newest ambassador of NOVUHAIR®, nature’s answer to hair loss.

If the name rings a bell, that’s because Tim also happens to be the style icon that hosts on TV and produces some of the most talked-about events in town. Yes, that Tim Yap.  Today, he joins the growing ensemble of personalities who swear by NOVUHAIR®’s efficacy – and reveals to us why he’s never looking back.

The Cost of Style
An influential figure in both Manila’s showbiz industry and elite social circles, Tim has donned an eclectic range of hairstyles throughout his career, from long and short cuts to straight and wavy fares, to dyed looks and fringed bangs. Unfortunately, going the extra mile in looks and style comes at a cost.  Eventually, all the styling took a toll on his mane, leading to one fateful morning when his pillow and shower drain gathered more hair than usual.  It didn’t help that members of Tim’s own family, including his dad and brother, suffered naturally from hair loss.  At such a point in his career, Tim couldn’t possibly go the route of losing more hair.

The introduction to NOVUHAIR® came during a jog with good friend Kim ‘Kuya Kim’ Atienza, who managed to convince the skeptical Tim to give the product a try.

Within just 14 days of continued use, the results were enough to change a mind. NOVUHAIR®, Tim knew, was working as promised.  Soon he was waking up to less fallen hair on the pillow.  Drainage flowed better in the shower.  In the mirror, not only did it appear that his scalp was growing more hair – it all looked like thicker and fuller, as well.

Tim knows he has found the real deal when it comes to addressing hair loss.  “My hair is my statement,” he says.  “My style is bold, but never bald.”  For Tim, living fully means living with a full head of hair – the crowning glory that is evident of one’s healthily cared-for scalp.

The Undeniable Power of Nature
NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo, and Herbal Conditioner, are all made with herbal ingredients that collectively combat hair fall.  These ingredients – which include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the essential oils of rose-mary, lavender and peppermint – help increase nutrition and enhance blood circulation to the scalp, reducing the rate of hair fall whilst spurring hair growth.

NOVUHAIR® is available as a Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo, and Conditioner.  Purchase the Scalp Lotion individually, or any one of the following combo packs from Mercury Drug Stores and all leading drug stores nationwide: a NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion & Herbal Shampoo set; a 3-in-1 Pack inclusive of NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo, and Herbal Conditioner; and a 2-in-1 Plus One Pack inclusive of two bottles of one bottle of Topical Scalp Lotion and two bottles of NOVUHAIR® Herbal Shampoo.

For more information, visit, Like the brand’s official Facebook Page, Novuhair Official and follow @NovuhairNatural on Twitter. You may also call the following hotlines: 413-6570 and 0922-883-0575.