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How To Style Hair In Less Than Five Minutes

February 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Waking up in the morning a half-hour too late is one of the biggest pains. Not only is it difficult to get yourself ready for the day, the fact that you wake up late also pretty much guarantees you a bad day. The worst part about having a bad morning is that you can’t make yourself look great, right? Wrong! In just a few tricks I’ll have you ready for a day your good looks will never forget and your face will thank you for.

Forget freshly showered hair that looks stringy all day; you need hair that you won’t regret styling and will look great all day. So even if you’ve waken up way too late to blow dry and straighten your hair, you can pull it all together with one simple look. The easiest way to do this is to start with a few tools that are handy right in your own home. Grab a brush, a teasing comb, hairspray and a few bobby pins.

First you’ll need to smooth the hair down with your brush to get all tangles out. When you sleep on a pillow that is made out of material other than silk, your hair gets ratty and messy from turning your head around all night. This means your brush is your best friend and will save the day. Once you’ve run the brush through the hair, use your teasing come to give a little oomph to the crown of your hair. Do this by taking sections at a time and lifting them straight up to the ceiling, spray the base of the section with hairspray and run the comb up and down for about 5 seconds. Next, let the sections fall and comb over them to leave a smooth overlay that will still give off a poofy look.

Next take your bobby pins and comb to part your hair with. Part the hair to the side and bring a section of hair (whether it be bangs or a loose section near the face) over to the side. Twist the section of hair to give a fun and cute edge to the style and pin it back with your bobby pin(s). To finish off this extremely easy look, tip your head to the ground and give it a quick hairspray refresher and then flip the hair back up to normal. You may need to run your hands through your hair to get rid of snarly parts, but this last step is the finishing touch to give your hair a boost of volume to look as if you just got done blow drying and styling for two hours. A style (which doesn’t even call for a hair straightener, might I add!) in less than five minutes can give you a look that will last you through the day.

How to Get Perfect Side Swept Bangs

March 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Side swept bangs are not only a hot trend but are also a very flirty and sexy bang. To get the perfect side swept bang you see on stars like Reese Witherspoon follow these simple steps.

  • Ask your stylist to cut your bangs so that they hit right between your eyelashes and eyebrows.
  • Remember, when styling your side swept bangs, you want them to lay flat, not flip under like they did in the 80′s.
  • Part your bangs at the side and using a medium sized flat brush, brush your bangs downwards as you blow dry.
  • As you blow dry your bangs be sure to point your hair dryer downwards at your bangs, holding the dryer directly about your fringe.
  • To help keep bangs in place spray an eyebrow brush with a light mist of hairspray and comb over bangs for a soft hold.

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Hair Straighteners – 10 Quick Tips for Straightening Hair

November 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Here the top 10 hair straightening tips to make sure you get the best results from your flat iron, every time!

1. Always make sure your flat iron plates are clean! Use a soft damp cloth on a cool iron to wipe away any residue.

2. Allow your flat iron to fully heat up to the set temperature before styling.

3. Blow dry hair straight before straightening hair and make sure hair is completely dry before hair straightening to avoid burning hair.

4. Use a heat protectant styling aid to keep hair healthy when using heated styling tools.

5. Section hair into layers so you can start with the back bottom layers of your hair and work your way up and around the head.

6. Straighten 1 inch sections of hair at a time.

7. Glide the iron SLOWLY down the section of hair for best results and to avoid having to go over the section of hair more than once.

8. If your hair is super curly, follow a comb with your flat iron down the section of hair during straightening to help smooth the hair.

9. Do not clamp the flat iron plates too tightly but do make sure you have a good grip on the hair as the pressure of the plates combined with the heat of the iron is what straightens the hair.

10. Make sure you are using a professional hair straightening iron! Checkout Choosing the Right Hair Straightener for You.

Great Styles Start with Healthy Hair

November 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

All too often, there is too much focus placed on styling your hair and having it look good when you head out for the day. And of course that is important, you want to look good when you face the day, but there needs to be more attention placed on how to take care of your hair in between styling.

 If you don’t have healthy looking hair, it’s not going to look good when it’s styled either. No matter how much effort you put into your hair while you’re styling it, it is not going to look good if it’s dry, damaged and frizzy. So put the extra effort into making your hair healthy and keeping it healthy.

 When you have healthy hair, it looks shiny and this isn’t just your imagination. Your hair looks shiny because for healthy hair, the cuticle on the hair shaft is closed which means it lays flat against the head and reflects the light. For damaged and dry hair, the cuticle is open which means the hair is standing up away from the head and is not able to reflect the natural light. Healthy hair also holds on to it’s own natural moisture and oils allowing the hair to look shiny and smooth.

 In order to keep your hair healthy and smooth, you must wash it regularly with a quality shampoo. Do not use anything too harsh or it will strip the natural oils from your hair as well as the build up of product. Ask your stylist for a good recommendation of a shampoo for you. Every hair type has different needs, and you need to be sure that you are using a shampoo that is strong enough to get your hair clean, but not too strong to damage it.

 How often you wash your hair will also depend on you, your hair and your styling habits, If you naturally have oilier hair, or use a great deal of products every day, you may want to wash it every day. However people who have drier hair will strip their natural moisture if they wash their hair too frequently.

 Never brush your hair when it’s wet, it will pull, tear and break your hairs. Comb through gently with a wide toothed comb and then when your hair is damp or dry you can brush it out. Be sure that you use quality hair tools on your hair that will not burn or over dry your hair. Choose hair straighteners that have titanium or ceramic plates, and look for curling irons that have ceramic barrels. These two materials will not burn your hair or pull or tug like cheaper materials. Look for hair dryers and other tools that utilize the power of tourmaline for added efficiency and care of your hair.

 When you take care of your hair between styling and use the right tools when it’s time to create a beautiful style you will have healthier more beautiful hair as a result. And isn’t that what we’re all looking for?

Using A Flat Iron To Get Rid Of Lice

November 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Head lice are a problem for every child at one point and time in their life. These parasites are specially adapted at living on the human head and transmit easily from head to head by combs, caps, and other things that come in contact with the head. Many consider lice to be only a problem for those who do not keep their head clean and they feel like they will never get them. But in reality this is something anyone can get in his or her hair at any time.

Many parents spend hours treating their child’s head with chemicals and trying to comb out these pests, this is not a fun experience. But there may be a better way to rid your head of those lice. By using one of the ceramic straightening irons available on the market on the head you can literally fry the eggs of the lice and from there simply comb out the dead eggs as well as the hatched lice. A flat iron gets hot enough you can easily slide it from the root of the hair to the tip. The heat will kill the eggs and make it much easier to get the lice out.

The Most Useful Hair Tool For Most Women

October 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

So many women have many hair styling tools, but if you ask any of them, which one of those tools is the essential one that they cannot live without the answer, will be their hair dryer. For many women the ability to wash and dry their hair before a big event is essential and without a hair dryer the time it would take to get those done would increase significantly. Ceramic hair dryers are essential to cutting the time down on getting your hair washed and dried before heading off to work or on a date.

Not only are hair dryers useful for drying the hair they can also be used to style it in a pinch when a curling iron or flat iron is not available. Along with a brush the ceramic dryer can be used to add some waves and body into the hair or even be used to comb those waves out for the straight look so many women want.

Since it is the most versatile and useful tool so many women have it is the hair tool that so many of them do not want to live without. Plus with a professional grade ceramic hair dryer you should not have to unless you forget to pack it for your trip.

Tips On Cutting Your Own Hair

September 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

So many women cut their own hair and it really is not as hard as it may seem once you get used to the feeling. Of course this is one task that you do not want to experiment with and get wrong since it is your hair. If you are not experienced with cutting hair than practice cutting the hair on dolls and practice heads to make sure you have the feel of the scissors on hair. Once you feel you are ready to give it a try take your time and follow some of these tips from a beauty pro.

    Always use sharp high quality salon scissors for the best cutting action.
    Ensure your hair is damp before cutting, dry hair tends to flyaway and does not stay together as well to cut.
    Attempt simple styles that are easy to cut as well as easy to maintain that will look great on you.
    Use a comb to manage how the scissors contact your hair to give definition to your hair.
    If in doubt about how long you really want your hair to end up leave a little on the long side.

It cannot be stressed enough despite how good you are at cutting your hair or anyone else’s you are only as good as your scissors. Having a good sharp pair that is well maintained will go a long way to making your styles successful.

Using The Right Brush

September 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

So many women carefully consider their shampoo and hair styling tools yet they give very little thought to their hairbrush. Different brushes have different effects on the hair so using the right one for the style you are trying to get is essential.

    Round hairbrushes are perfect for adding curl and definition to your hair. With different barrel sizes to choose from in these brushes just like a curling iron, the smaller the barrel the tighter the curl.
    The half round brush is perfect for when your hair is wet and as a everyday brush to comb out your hair.
    A paddle hairbrush is perfect for straightening your hair when you want to remove curls and definition for sleek hairstyles.
    For quicker blow drying with your tourmaline hair dryer use a vented brush to encourage air flow through your hair while you style and dry at the same time.

Hairbrushes are so affordable there is no reason why you can’t have several so you can always use the brush that is right for the current look you want to get. Style your hair and treat it well for the absolute best looks available by using various hair brushes.

Buying Professional Hair Clippers

September 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are considering a set of professional hair clippers shopping for them is relatively easy so that you get the best one available for your money. Look for clippers with blade guards to keep the blades, which will keep them sharp and rust free so they will always work their best. Also look for clippers that come with several comb attachments so that you can easily create several haircuts and styles by simply changing the comb on the clippers to the desired look. Though men’s hairstyles have gotten more complicated over the years, you can get the latest looks with ease with a quality set of hair clippers.

Using Your Hair Dryer To Style Your Hair

August 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women feel that their hair dryer is strictly for drying their hair, and forget that it can be a primary styling tool as well. Once your hair is dry a soft bristled round brush and an ionic hair dryer can make a great duo for creating volume in your hair. You can easily use the dryer and the brush to comb to flip the ends of your hair and add some bounce and spring to your hairstyle. Also applying the heat from the dryer while combing by your roots will create more lift and volume to your tresses than you may have had before. Do not be afraid to play around and see what kind of looks you can get with your hair dryer.

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