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Spring Transformation Cuts

March 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Bust out the hair shears, it’s time to get rid of your boring winter hairstyle and bring out a fun new ‘do for the new season. Spring needs a little splash of fun and what better way to bring out your fun side than to get a fun new cut. No matter how much time it takes, it is definitely worth the time and effort. Your final transformation in the end will be enough proof that the time and money are worth the investment.

Some of the easiest styles to perfect are during the spring season, especially the early spring time. This is because the humidity in the air is beginning to change in the early part of spring, so you’re catching the frizz and damaged ends right at the perfect time. It’s much easier to cut hair in the transition of seasons rather than in the middle of the summer when the hair is filled with frizz and bulky ends that have been damaged by humidity. Use this to your advantage when you get your new cut for springtime.

Some of the hottest trends in hair right now are being drenched with shine and glam. One of the biggest trends of spring this year, 2012, is to have “glistening hair” according to Harper’s Bazaar. Whether you long and bouncy curls or a short and pin-straight bob, your hair could definitely fit in this spring when its paired with some shine. To complete this look, buy yourself a fresh trim from your hairstylist to start out and be sure she cuts off all of the damaged ends. The best part of this spring trend is that you don’t have to use your shears all that much. As long as your stylist gets rid of the dead ends in your hair, you can just get by with a trim and finish it off with your shining serum.

On the other hand, some girls do a completely new look for their spring/summer cut and are more than happy to lose tons of their locks. If you’d be interested in doing something like this to keep cooler in the awful humidity, there are a few easy and simple steps to follow. One piece of advice to start out with is to put this project into the hands of a professional. If you usually give yourself at-home trims, do not trust yourself to perform a spring transformation style like this.

A couple of fun trends for getting hair all cut off include the pixie cut, and the short Victoria Beckham style. These styles are very easy and fun to play with as long as you keep it thin and edgy. With a pixie cut, you should always be looking for choppy and extremely short so that the ends are fun yet easy to take care of each day. This is one of the easiest styles of summer/spring because it has the least amount of hair and is easiest to style.

As for the Beckham bob, you need the help of your stylist to get a really good angle. Start with extreme layers that stack up the back of your head of hair. Make sure she keeps it light and thin so it’s not an overbearing process to style it each morning. The point of this cut is to accentuate your cheek bones and give a little volume to the roots of your hair. To do this, have your stylist bring the sides of the bob down to the ears and cut them at an angle so each side stars at the stack behind the head and “diags” all the way down to your earlobes or longer (your choice). Edgy is always fun for spring and it’s totally in this year!

Whether you plan on getting all your hair chopped off, or just getting a quick trim to keep cool for the spring/summer seasons, these ideas are sure to help. With funky bobs to long and “glistening” hair, you are sure to get a great look that will turn heads this season!

Blake Lively – Curly Hairstyle

March 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Blake Lively, star of Gossip Girl, looks fabulous with her large, shiny bouncy curls and according to Cosmo Magazine, is one of the top requested celebrity hairstyles.

How to get Blake Lively’s Curly Hairstyle;

  • Apply a heat protectant to damp hair.
  • Using a large paddle brush to lift your roots from the scalp and blow dry until roots are completely dry.
  • Using a round brush, smooth and dry 2 inch sections of hair with your hair dryer until all of your hair is dry.
  • Finally, using a large sized curling iron, curl medium sized sections of hair and hold until hair feels hot.
  • Release hair and immediately curl up the section with your fingers and secure it to your scalp using a bobby pin.
  • Once all hair has been curled and pinned, take pins out and using your fingers or wide tooth comb, separate curls.
  • For extra shine, try a finishing gloss such as Aveda Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss which also works to smooth hair while adding major shine.

See what Blake Lively’s hairstyles look like on you – click here

Big Curls For Your Long Hair

August 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Big curls can be sleek and sexy for a night out on the town with the girls or with that special someone. A 1 inch curling iron is perfect for creating these larger bouncy curls that can give your hair great volume and life. To get these gorgeous curls it is best to add some spritz to a small section than curl it for about five seconds with the curling iron then spray again for a final hold to help the curls last all night long even if your are actively dancing or enjoying life.

Getting the Right Curling Iron

July 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Whenever you curl your hair you surely have a idea of how large of a curl or how much of a wave you want to add to your do. Certain curling iron sizes are better than others for certain sizes so you will need the one that is the best for the job you have in mind.

For big waves it is best to use a curling iron with a 2 inch barrel. This will create large loose curls, which appear more as waves in the hair when wrapped loosely around the iron.

If you use a three-quarters to a 1 inch curling iron than you will end up with larger more bouncy curls. To get the best big curls use spritz or mousse on your hair than wrap small amounts around the curling iron for about five seconds. Always make sure you allow the hair a chance to cool on its own before you touch at so the curl has a chance to set in.

For tight small curls use a smaller curling iron such as a three-eights inch barrel and just like with the big curls apply the hair iron about 5 seconds and use spritz to hold the curls in place.

Make Your Hair Summer Easy to Care For

July 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It seems like most women want hair they do not have. Those with straight hair want bouncy curls, while those with curly hair want that sleek straight look. In the summertime we all want a hairstyle that is quick and easy to maintain so we can spend more time enjoying vacations, the beach, and the summer sun instead of being stuck in front of the mirror. Many fashion experts say that the best way to look good in the summer without spending hours in front of the mirror is to go natural.

Heat and humidity tend to make natural curly hair even more curlier than usual, so go with those curls. Let them bounce and give your hair body instead of taking the time to use a hair straightening iron to remove them. Save the straight hair look for winter time when the cold weather chases you indoors and there is less summer sun to enjoy.

For those with naturally straight hair the heat and humidity seems to way down any bounce you try to put into your hair. Let it be sleek, shiny and straight for the summer. An ionic curling iron will do wonders in the fall and winter for you, but why spend the time in the summer. Get out there and enjoy yourself with a simple blow dry and go hairstyle using nothing but hair blow dryers and protection from the summer sun.

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