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Snooki’s No-No’s

June 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Once the hit reality show Jersey Shore hit television back in 2009, there was a lot of controversy. Whether or not the language, dancing and general actions of these “characters” were appropriate. Along with that controversy came the old trend of the poof. Nicole Snooki Polizzi brought back the style that many women used to style in their hair. This was the trend of the huge poof created by back combing. However, Snooki threw her own little modern twist on the style and brought her own chatter into the mix. Is this actually a good style for your hair or does it do more harm than good?

This isn’t a blog about Snooki giving out her no-no’s. This is a blog pointing out her no-no’s that she does to herself. First off, she may look cute and little and spunky, but Snooki is putting her body in danger in so many ways. It’s probably obvious to everyone but herself, too. Let’s begin with the orange skin she likes to sport. At the Jersey Shore, everyone likes to “GTL” or gym, tan, laundry. However, by looking at this celebrity, you’d think all she does is “TTT” tan, tan, and tan some more. How awful could that be for her skin? And now that the rumors are proven to be true, let’s hope she doesn’t tan while she’s pregnant! Looks like she should step away from the tanning before she damages her baby’s and her own life.

Teasing her hair isn’t in as much danger as her skin but she still needs to cool it with the backcombing. Snooki’s hair could be in some serious trouble in the next twenty years if she continues to poof it every day. Even if she doesn’t wear the signature poof at the crown all the time, she does so much teasing to her hair that could last a year if she didn’t shower. By the time she turns sixty years old, she might not have much hair to backcomb and style if she’s not careful.

Maybe Snooki could go back in time a little and reverse the use of her backcombing each day. She could even sport a fun little bob. After all, if she’s going to be a mom, she’ll need a “mom cut” to match; bring on the hair shears for Snooki! To turn her life around as a good mom, she’ll need to get rid of the orange skin and scary mess that she might call “hair and that shall conclude Snooki’s no-no’s.

What To Do With A Bad Cut

May 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever gone to your hairstylist and told her to do a cute celebrity-inspired hairstyle? Next thing you know you look in the mirror at yourself and your hair looks completely different from the picture you showed her. This is one of the worst feelings I’ve ever experienced with getting my hair cut. Getting the cut you want is crucial because it has to look this way every day and if you can’t even appreciate your own hair, what can you appreciate? Here’s what to do when you receive a “grade F” haircut.

Say you give a picture of Victoria Beckham’s short and stacked in the back look to your stylist. This cut is extremely hard to achieve because her hair tends to drape down next to her ears and get shorter around the neckline as you go toward the back. Getting everything even and symmetric can be difficult but that’s what a hairstylist is there for. If she does the cut wrong it won’t make her clients happy and that includes you.

When she begins with the hair shears, you should be very specific and tell her exactly what you want in detail. Make sure she knows exactly how you want your look to be, from color to cut. Sometimes my problem is that when I’m finished getting my hair done, it looks great and I couldn’t do it any better. But the next morning when I shower and get ready to style my hair by myself, it doesn’t look as good as it could and I end up not being happy. After showering and getting the styling done, I realize it’s not the cut I was looking for and I begin to worry about what to do next.

When I get a cut that I don’t like, I have found there to be a couple different solutions- I can either have her fix it or deal with it until it grows back out. If I decide to get it fixed, I will go to my hairdresser and explain exactly what I don’t like about my cut (again with lots of detail!) When she’s done fixing the hair, I will ask if I can style it myself to make sure it looks just how I like it. If it does, then I’m happy and the problem’s solved. If I decide to wait and let it grow out a bit, then I usually end up wearing it in ponytails or finding a way to make the bad cut less obvious.

Whether the cut is uneven or the color doesn’t look light enough, you can guarantee that your reaction won’t be positive. If you get a bad haircut, you can think of these couple solutions and make the experience a good one. No problems will occur if you have a solution in mind. And don’t forget to be very specific in the first place so you don’t get too bad of a cut that makes you upset with your hair.

Red Carpet Styling

January 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Looking at your favorite stars on TV seems to attract your attention to hairstyles more than reading a magazine. For example, seeing Kate Winslet’s soft tresses or Jennifer Anniston’s sleek and straight look on the red carpet makes you want to get up and style your own hair just like theirs. There are so many stars on the red carpet who have a variety of looks, but one thing is in common and that is the way the celebs got their look.

Although the red carpet has so many looks, they are all achieved by one common source: heat. Whether it is by a straightener or a curling iron, the stars of Hollywood always look flawless on the red carpet and now you can too. The process for celebrity styling can be very complex but with these few simplified steps, you can accomplish the perfect look for all your nights out.

One of the best parts about styling hair for a big event is that you can use your hair straightener to create so many styles. Not many people know about the versatile functions of a hair  straightener, but when you put this tool to work there are so many things it can accomplish. Going for a polished look is one option, which you can create by simply running a straightener through your hair in a matter of ten or fifteen minutes. Start with your heat protectant spray and begin straightening with an iron. The size will vary based on the type of hair you have. For thick and curly hair, 3-inch wide plates are advised and for thin hair, 1-inch plates are best. Another tip to remember is to run the straightener vertically through your hair to give it a smoother look.

If you are looking to get soft waves, you can easily create just that with a hair straightener. It’s almost identical to the process of straightening your hair, which makes the process even simpler for the stylist. The best way to create curls is to start at the crown of the hair and clamp down. Next while the plates are closed, turn the iron in one full circle and then begin running it down your hair just like you would if you were straightening. There is no standing and waiting with a curling iron in your hair if you use a hair straightener. This process is so efficient when you are short on time as well. Finish off your curls with a fresh spritz of root lifter spray and a quick run through with your fingers to loosen the curls slightly.

Red carpet hairstyles may look impossible to achieve when you see your favorite stars with ridiculously beautiful styles. However, after following the steps above, you will realize how easy it can be to create the exact same looks without spending a fortune on a stylist or a Hollywood curling iron or straightener. Get started making your hair red carpet worthy for your perfect night on the town!

Create Celebrity Looks with Hair Extensions

November 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s happened to almost everyone at some point. You’re flipping through a magazine when you come across a picture of a celebrity sporting a beautiful, flowing mane of hair. Sure, her hair is gorgeous but didn’t you just see a picture of her last week with much shorter hair? Is there some sort of magical shampoo that you can use to increase hair growth that quickly? How do they do it?

 That’s easy. Those instant gorgeous flowing locks are achieved by using hair extensions. You may think that hair extensions make your hair look fake or over processed, but those were the extensions of the past. Hair extensions now have been designed to look more like real hair than ever before. And they’re also easier than ever to put in, so you no longer need to be a celebrity to enjoy the instant luscious look of long hair overnight.

 There are a few different types of hair extensions; one of the easiest new types is the loop system. With these extensions, you simply thread your hair through the loop, much as you would if you were threading a needle and then you pull gently on the loop until the ends come off and the ring is close to the head. You simply crimp down on the ring to lock the extension in place, and you have instant hair. Of course you repeat the process adding extensions until you have achieved the desired look.

 If you want to create your look by yourself, forget about the hair extensions that you have to glue or sew in and look for some easier alternatives. Besides the easy loop extensions, another popular type of hair extensions that are easy to use are the clip in extensions. These extensions come in sections that are easy to apply using clips. The clip in styles are also easy to remove so if you want to change your look more frequently, this is a good option for you.

 When it comes to hair extensions you can treat them just as you would treat your regular hair. That means that you don’t have to be afraid to wash your hair, or style it. Yes, because they are made of 100% human hair, you don’t have to be afraid to blow dry your hair, or use hair straighteners on them. It is recommended however that you use quality hair styling tools when you style any hair, especially extensions. You want your hair extensions to last a long time and continue to look good, so using hair straighteners and hair dryers that are made from ceramic components and utilize tourmaline is a good idea.

 Long beautiful hair is no longer only available to the rich or celebrity stars. Everyone can enjoy the amazing difference that hair extensions create. And with a wide variety of colors available, you can customize your look to be the perfect one for you. Hair extensions are completely style able, so your stylist can even cut them to add layers around your face, or any other look that suits you. The options are endless when you have long hair to play with.

Getting Those Loose Long Curls

July 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Every celebrity you see right now is sporting long loose curls of hair from Beyonce to Halle Barry. The red carpet is full of these sexy curls, and you can get them yourself with a simple 1 inch curling iron. With just a little practice to learn how your hair responds to the heat you can use the curling iron to create these loose curls from in your hair. Since you do not want really tight curls getting this look is really quick and easy since the iron will not need to be applied to the hair nearly as long.

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