Posts Tagged ‘hair tips’

Have you tried these 3 summer hairstyles yet?

       
Monday, June 10th, 2013

Have you tried these 3 summer hairstyles yet?

Are you ready to welcome summer? If you haven't revamped your collection of hair products just yet, you might have some work to do before the warm weather moves in. However, you still have a bit of time to get in shape and give your locks a seasonal appearance. Here are some of the hottest hairstyles and cuts being seen around Hollywood.

1. The short cut
Marie Claire magazine stated that more women are opting for short, cropped cuts to embrace summer. If you want to be daring, consider asking for this style from your hairdresser. Just remember to choose a length and texture that suits your facial features.

2. Loose curls
Allure magazine claimed that loose curls can give you a sexy, flirty look just in time for summer. Keep in mind that it's important to use a hydrating conditioner to ensure that frizz stays away! Nothing can put a damper on your 'do quicker than fly-aways.

3. Braids
Braids are being seen everywhere, and why not? They're easy to do, and even a loose braid can help you keep your hair out of the way on a hot day – meaning instant comfort.

Cardinal rules for flat ironing your hair

       
Friday, June 7th, 2013

Cardinal rules for flat ironing your hair

Once you have your eyeliner and lipstick on, the last thing to do is your hair. If you're going for a sleek look, you may think about flat ironing your luscious locks. However, applying extreme heat directly to your hair can do more harm than good. Even if you regularly use strengthening shampoo and conditioner, your hair can be in for lasting damage.

That being said, it can be disappointing to avoid rocking this look altogether! If you still want to go straight but you don't want to sacrifice the health of your hair, The Huffington Post recommends using a protectant beforehand. There are numerous heat protectant sprays on the market these days that can lock in moisture before you apply heat to your locks.

Next, Daily Makeover encourages you to avoid flat ironing your hair until it's completely dry. Applying an iron to damp or wet hair can increase the damage by causing temperatures to soar – this is a big no-no!

Finally, try to limit the amount of times you flat iron your hair throughout the week. Give your hair a break once in a while – it deserves it!

Do you know how to create a secure, elegant ponytail?

       
Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Do you know how to create a secure, elegant ponytail?

There's nothing quite like the arrival of summer heat. Everything from your makeup routine to your hair products will need to change to cater to the weather. That being said, you may be more inclined to wear your hair in a ponytail in the coming months.

If you have long, luscious locks, there's a good chance that you find yourself a little warm when you choose to wear your hair down during the summer. For this reason, you might be more intent on wearing your hair in a ponytail, but do you know how to create one that looks more elegant than sporty?

Woman's Day magazine states that it's easy to do so by simply doing a loose knot and sweeping your hair off to the side. This can give you a casual, yet flirty look just in time for summer. If you're interested in reigning in your frizzy hair, Marie Claire magazine encourages you to use a paddle brush and a bungee elastic. These tools can help you create a beautiful ponytail that won't cause stress on the roots of your locks or your hairline.

50 Shades of You

       
Thursday, June 6th, 2013

If you want to revamp your collection of cosmetics and incorporate True makeup into the mix, you might want to consider your skin tone before doing so. Knowing how to match everything from jewelry to eyeshadow with your skin tone can go a long way. The colors of these items can highlight your appealing natural features and help you look even more stunning than you already are!

Take warm skin tones, for instance. If you have hints of peach or red in your skin, gold jewelry looks marvelous on you as opposed to silver. Additionally, hair colors such as blond and auburn can look equally as gorgeous in contrast to your skin. If you have a cool skin tone, silver jewelry is more up your alley, as well as darker shades of hair color with a blue base. Everyone is different, and it’s these types of factors that make each person unique and beautiful!

However, skin tone isn’t the only factor to consider when you’re trying to look your best. Eye color can say a lot about a person, meaning it’s important to take yours into account. If you’re considering highlighting your luscious locks, it’s critical to choose a hue that complements your irises. For instance, lighter shades of brown and blond work best with blue and green eyes. Darker tones complement hazel and brown eyes. Understanding how colors work together can help you look your best.

Has your hair been damaged by the sun?

       
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Has your hair been damaged by the sun?

Summer is time for fun under the sun, but it can be damaging on your hair. If you didn’t take your luscious locks into consideration before you decided to hit the beach, you might already be experiencing sun damage. However, it’s never too late to reverse the effects of ultraviolet rays and keep them from occurring again in the future.

The first thing you should do once you notice sun damage is get out of direct sunlight! Then, Cosmopolitan magazine recommends deep-conditioning your hair to replenish the moisture it lost. To make it silky smooth, apply a leave-in conditioner – preferably one that contains SPF – to get it back to normal.

If you’re fearful of sun damage happening to your hair again, SheKnows encourages you to look at the shampoo and conditioner you’re buying for your hair. Many manufacturers will tell you on the label if they include beneficial SPF. Another option is to cover up your head before you go outside – there are plenty of cute sun hats to be bought and worn! Take these tips into account for maximum protection this summer.

3 wedding hairstyles to try this summer

       
Monday, June 3rd, 2013

3 wedding hair styles to try this summer

At the Cannes Film Festival, many celebrities made headlines for their makeup, luxurious outfits and beautiful updos. Now, brides-to-be are taking notes on what they saw to look just as fabulous on their big days, according to The Huffington Post. Here are some of the hottest hairstyle trends spotted in France.

1. Elegant buns
With a ponytail, twist of the hair and a spritz of a holding hairspray, you can easily achieve an elegant bun for your wedding day.

2. High ponytail
High ponytails gave many women a chic, playful look in Cannes.

3. Faux bobs
Nicole Kidman took advantage of this “Gatsby”-inspired look for the film festival, and you can too.

Glamour magazine claims that other styles you can try include a twisted bun, beehive or low ponytail to make a memorable impression on your guests. To ensure that your hair is easy to work with on the big day, use shampoo and conditioner that detangles and hydrates your luscious locks. Then, consider using a serum to smooth away frizz, regardless of humidity or other weather conditions. In the end, you’ll be happier with your hair, no matter how you wear it!

3 ways to stop frizzy beach hair in its tracks

       
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

3 ways to stop frizzy beach hair in its tracks

With the arrival of summer comes longer days and more opportunities to hit the beach. However, the sun and salty air can wreak havoc on your tresses, especially if you already have frizzy hair. After putting all of that styling product into your locks, you might be disappointed to see your ‘do end up in shambles. Here are some tips for combating frizzy hair while you’re at the beach and catching some rays.

1. Keep your hair hydrated
Allure magazine recommends using a hydrating serum or leave-in conditioner to keep your hair tame and prevent frizz from taking over.

2. Don’t wash your hair daily
Family Circle magazine claims that you can do your hair some good by not washing it every day. This allows its natural oils to get to work, which can prevent frizz from erupting out of nowhere.

3. Know your tools
Certain tools are better than others for your hair, depending on its thickness and condition. Examine your brushes and combs prior to using them – some may be better suited for keeping frizz away and taming your ‘do than others. Your stylist can help you decipher the differences.

Selena Gomez opts for ombre look

       
Friday, May 24th, 2013

Selena Gomez opts for ombre look

Although Selena Gomez is still young and learning her way around Hollywood, she seems to know a bit about looking fashionable. Not only does she make wise choices when it comes to her makeup, but her hair as well.

Recently, Us Weekly magazine reported that Gomez dyed her hair a light shade of brown (quite different from her natural black) and opted for lighter color at the tips, capitalizing on the ever-so-popular ombre look. Many people who’ve seen Gomez on the streets say she’s barely recognizable with her new ‘do! This is one of the many changes that the actress and singer has exhibited since splitting from her equally famous ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber.

Ombre, which essentially involves dyeing the ends of your hair lighter than the rest, is a trend that continues to circulate around Hollywood. However, it may require you to apply bleach to your hair to achieve the color you desire if you have a naturally dark color like Gomez. Hollywood Life claims that if you’re unsure how to go about creating this look, it’s in your best interests to consult a professional. He or she can also recommend hair products to help you maintain your appearance.

It’s time to adopt a Boho look for summer

       
Thursday, May 16th, 2013

It's time to adopt a Boho look in time for summer

As more celebrities begin to take advantage of summer makeup and hair products, we’re seeing an increase in Boho looks! It seems that more women are attempting to say, “I don’t care how my hair looks,” with their tresses as of late. One of these women is Ashley Benson, the star of the hit television show “Pretty Little Liars.”

Recently, the blonde bombshell was spotted at a concert with waves in her hair and something rather unusual – yarn! Glamour magazine reported on the celebrity sighting, claiming that yarn is going to be extremely popular this season. Ditch the headbands and opt for good old-fashioned string if you want to look chic in 2013!

Kate Hudson is another celebrity who’s adopting the Boho look just in time for summer. She was spotted at the Tribeca Film Festival with her hair down, full of waves that really showed the crowd that she couldn’t care less about her locks! She made it work, and you can too with a volume-infusing hair spray and a quick blow-dry with a round brush, according to Hollywood Life.

Do you know what hairdos are hot this spring?

       
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Do you know what hair 'dos are hot this spring?

If you feel like you’re missing out on some of the hottest hair trends of the season, there’s no better time to brush up on the latest styles than now! Celebrities on the red carpet are doing a fantastic job of giving everyday women a little bit of inspiration.

One of the biggest trends in hair as of late seems to be the pixie cut, according to the Pittsburgh Gazette. Actress Charlize Theron is the latest to sport this ‘do, and it takes a brave woman to go without long, luscious locks! However, you might want to try this style if you’re getting tired of maintaining your hair with specialized shampoos and conditioners.

Another trend that you can consider is curly hair, which is also becoming popular around Hollywood. While some people find curls difficult to keep up, there are many hair styling products on the market today that can combat issues such as frizz.

If you aren’t sure about how curly hair will look on you, Allure magazine recommends opting for layers. This can give you the volume you need to rock some waves regardless of how your ‘do naturally looks on your head!