Portland Monthly August 2012

THE TEMPERATURE is climbing. The Prius is packed with a picnic spread and cold drinks. The iPod blasts the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ Safari.” The river beckons. Your only “deadline” is sunset. This is summer. Finding the right swimming hole is one thing. But taking your day on the water from so-so summer excursion to the highlight of the season requires a little planning and the right packing. Burnish the memory with these seven local good-time boosters.


Sexy beach hair is one thing. Greasy beach hair is quite another. Fortunately, the translucent clay in Portland-based Sidlab’s “Magic” shampoo naturally absorbs unwanted oil and sunscreen, returning your ’do to public viewing status. $22 at Blush Beauty Bar

Magic Dry Shampoo

Pink Carpet Project Portland

♥sidlab haircouture, the official stylists backstage at the Pink Carpet Project.

Pink Carpet Project:
Portland (and Seattle) Fashion Stand with Planned Parenthood


On February 1st, we heard the news that Susan G. Komen was going to cut funding to Planned Parenthood’s preventative clinical breast exams to uninsured women. Although they have reversed their decision, the Seattle fashion community was inspired to come together to show our support to Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. Four weeks later with 14 designers, 60 models, 30 hairstylists & makeup artists, 40 volunteers, 10 performers, 45 sponsors and 200 attendees, Seattle came together to stand with Planned Parenthood, and it was pretty amazing.

Now, we’re bringing the Pink Carpet Project to Portland.

Emceed by the dynamic and fashionable duo: Eden Dawn, fashion editor of Portland Monthly Magazine, and the Mercury’s Marjorie Skinner, the Pink Carpet Project will present collections by both Seattle and Portland’s top designers. Event proceeds will go to benefit Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette.

Pink Carpet Project featured designers:

Lisa Vian Hunter, featured on NBC’s “Fashion Star” Ilha Swimwear
English Department Clair Vintage Inspired
Brady Lange Cameron Levin
Sharon Blair, owner of Portland Sewing and SKPDX Chicago Harper
Wandering Muse Reif Haus
Ruki Saint Elyns
Tiffany Bean


Thursday, August 9th (8pm)
Location : Pacific Northwest College of the Arts
1241 NW Johnson Street, Portland, OR 97209
This is a 21+ event.

$20 Standing //
$75 VIP (Front row seating and swag bag) //

Clever Nettle Product Review, July 2012


I’ll start with the only Portland-based company in the bunch, Sidlab. They’re a wholesale hair product company (meaning you can find their products at salons, but not in the drugstore, etc.) and they have a bunch of different hair products, all paraben-free, which is awesome. They sent me a ton of samples, and having it all at my disposal really inspired me to try different styling ideas instead of just having it down all the time. My two favorites are the Magic dry shampoo and the Rain Drops argan oil treatment. My hair definitely needs a little extra oil/moisture since I started bleaching it, and this one is mellow and light and makes my hair soft. The dry shampoo is the most amazing dry shampoo I have ever tried, it’s a totally clear spray (like hairspray) and it absorbs all the unwanted oiliness and makes your hair look totally clean again. If you’re sick of the powder variety of dry shampoos, seriously try this. It worked really well!

mend repairing treatment in portland and seattle picks

Hair Apparent 

Portland Picks

This morning we looked in the mirror… and saw Gene Simmons. Somehow his hair helmet had appeared during the night and attached itself like an angry raccoon. A major conditioning treatment was in order … apparently we had been bad to our hair.


Seattle Picks

We want to use “clean” products when it comes to our hair. No parabens, no propylene glycol, no sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, but it also has to be really glamorous. We’re not cavewomen!

sidlab brings style and substance together in all of their products, but our latest obsession is the “mend” hair repair. It allows your hair to repair itself and absorb the major “mend” protein and moisture… just in case you cheat with some naughty products.

Thank goodness for sidlab’s paraben-free “mend” hair repair. It allows your hair to baby itself and absorb the major “mend” protein and moisture … just in case you cheat with some naughty products.


rain drops in ABOUT FACE, Spring 2012

♥sidlab rain drops featured in ABOUT FACE Magazine, Spring 2012

Article by Deborah Haynes

Q: I heard how great argan oil is for the hair. I tried it, but when I use it my dry hair gets oily looking. What gives?

A: I’ve been in your oily shoes. I am a self-proclaimed hair product fanatic. I will try anything to satisfy my hair hunger. Moroccan Oil is the original, and it’s fantastic at creating smooth, radiant looking hair. However, I only use it as a deep treatment every once in awhile. Only those of you with curly or coarse hair can use it on a regular basis. That’s not me: fine and straight is my mane. My search continued. Then a friend gave me rain drops by sidlab. This argan oil is weightless. Hair is left smooth, shiny and UV protected regardless of your hair texture. I use it as my blowout serum, and then I use the leftover oil on my hands to smooth out the flyaways. A must try.

magic dry shampoo. a fashion favorite. sydneylovesfashion.com

Magic Dry Shampoo

In between washes I swear by Sidlab “Magic” Dry Shampoo. Based out of Portland, Oregon this line is sulfate and paraben-free and the products are amazing! The Magic Dry shampoo is clear (which I love!) and it instantly absorbs oil and adds volume to your hair without leaving product build-up behind. This is one product I would order by the case if I had room to store it!



♥sidlab rain drops featured in Modern Salon – February 2012

rain drops featured in February edition of Modern Salon, 2012.

rain drops an argan oil treatment that is nourishing, quenching, deep penetrating, and adds brilliant shine to parched hair. Rain Drops is an anti-oxidant and vitamin E rich treatment that will restore luster and tensile strength to all hair types.

chic styling spray featured in Beauty Store Business – January 2012

Chic Styling Spray Featured in Beauty Store Business. January 2012

Multi-purpose styling spray. Using aloe leaf juice and a blend of essential oils, chic styling spray is five products in one. It will help flat iron, curl, volumize, build mass, and add shine to your hair while protecting it from heat and humidity without any flaking. chic is paraben free to promote health. “a runway classic”

♥sidlab rain drops featured in latest-hairstyles.com

latest-hairstyles.com askes stylist and salon owner Rob Horton of hairsomething.com What is your favorite fall hair color product?

Sidlab raindrops can’t be beat. It has the highest concentration of argon oil, which means less is more. Yes, there are other argon oils on the market but not this concentrated, and not with the magical powers sidlab puts into their products. It brings amazing shine to all my colors. My tip: put it in when the hair is wet! The bow dryer’s heat infuses the healing properties into the hair shaft while the residual oils shine that beautiful color all day all the while protecting the hair from the sun’s damaging rays.”

♥sidlab haircouture show 10.17.11 Portland, OR

Monday  Oct  17th  2011
10am-­‐1pm Avalon  Hotel  and  Spa/ Aquariva  Restaurant470  SW  Hamilton  Ct,  Portland,  OR  97239

$65  before  oct.10th /$75  after and  @  the  door
To  purchase  tickets  call:   503.358.0782


Editorial  styling with  Steve  David Steve  David  is  a  supermodel/celebrity  hairstylist  hailing  from  los  Angeles.  He  brings  passion,   creativity  and editorial  tricks  from  the  sets  of  Dolce  and  Gabanna,  Nylon  Magazine,  Shape and many more.

Fall Balayage lowlight and highlight techniques. 

Couture collection cuts with Parker Dutro
Leading  North  West  stylist  and  sidlab senior  educator  Parker  Dutro  brings  modern  technique,  creative  design  and  precision  to  his  works  of  art.  Get  inspired  with  the  chic  and  practical   fall  cut

Photos by Stefani Nagel Photography and Jikaiah Ayla Photography