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Even Lefty’s Can Cut

July 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As a hairdresser, there are more things you’d need to worry about than you think. One of those things is your comfort as you are performing a haircut. For those who are left-handed, it may be a little difficult to perform haircuts but it is not impossible. With the special shear from Kamisori hair scissors, it isn’t hard at all to cut and be comfortable at the same time.

It’s not always fun having to do things left-handed because not all resources and tools are made for people who use their left hand. For example, bowling may be hard sometimes or baseball or even tennis. The world-famous brand of shears, Kamisori has made it that much easier, however, to perform a haircut. There are many different styles of these shears but they all perform one universal task.

One of the styles is called “Smoke” and it was designed originally for a hairdresser who is right-handed. The design on this particular shear is very narrow-nosed so that hair can be cut with a very sleek and easy cut. Most of the shears designed by this brand are similar to the narrow design of these shears but each pair have their own unique characteristics whether it be the performance or the appearance. After popular demand of this shear, Kamisori designed the “Smoke” for left-handers as well.

One of the most unique styles in left hand design is the “Cobra.” Also inspired by the right hand design, this shear is mainly for lightweight care and balance. The blades have holes cut in them to decrease the weight so hairstyles are easier to create. With these holes, balance is increased so that a more even cut is achieved for women with all hair lengths and styles.

When you think of haircutting obstacles, you may not think of being left-handed as a problem. It can be difficult to get a pair of hair scissors that will perform the same as a right-handed pair and still provide you with comfortability. All pairs of hair scissors designed by Kamisori are designed with a warranty that will ensure that you can cut every last strand of hair with comfort in mind.

Celebrity Hair Review: Katy Perry

June 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One of my favorite artists is Katy Perry. She is ever-growing and lets nothing slow her down; it makes everyone love her even more. Another part of her that everyone loves is her spunky and edgy sense of style. When she first came out with her hit single “I Kissed A Girl” we were all in shock that someone would write a song about that but then as she became more famous and got even more comfortable in Hollywood, she started changing a few other things about her. For example, she started dressing in things like bras that shoot out whipped cream and started dying her hair different shades of pink and purple-even if they were wigs, we all learned to love her a little bit more.

Let’s face it, it’s so hard to get recognized in Hollywood today and Katy had her own way of doing so. Some of her songs have been considered borderline crazy-she falls in love with an alien in one song, she sings about kissing another girl and even has a song about sexual terms but that’s what kept her in touch with record companies-it kept them guessing. As fans, we’re also always guessing and wondering what she will do next with her fun yet kooky style.

Recently, Katy Perry filmed a movie about herself called Katy Perry: Part of Me. Although it’s not in theatres yet, in the previews you see many different hairstyles and colors that she sports and it may make you wonder a few things. How does she have such pretty hair after so many different styles and transformations? It’s so true, her hair is absolutely perfect and it never looks like there’s a strand out of place. Now of course she has a stylist that can make her hair look like brand new each day and she probably wears wigs half the time but sometimes it is her real hair that is colored blue or hot pink. And how does she keep such healthy hair?

That’s just it, she has a stylist. There are some people that aren’t celebrities dye who their hair almost once a week and their hair will never look as good as Katy Perry’s. She inspires many people today because of her fun hair but the difference between our hair and her hair is that she pays someone thousands of dollars a year to make it look stunning and completely non-damaged. Whereas we can barely afford a cut and color every month or so. I would be willing to be that if Katy Perry showed her true hair, without extensions, without any hair dye in it, she would have very damaged and dull hair because of all the things she puts it through.

Katy Perry is one of the greatest artists of our time and we all envy her for her stunning performances and appearance. Although I do love her hair, the damage she’s done between dying and styling, I don’t envy her for. The use of a straightener is evident in her hair each time you see her and although it’s not necessarily a bad thing, it can be bad after so long. Katy better watch how she styles her hair-it could come back to haunt her.

Hairstyle Changes Over The Years

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Remember when the cool hairstyles were to put your hair up in a bouffant style? Or like in the movie “Hairspray” all of the actors wear their hair in sort of a beehive look. Poofy hair and lots of body was all the rage back in the day. Now times have definitely changed and clothes aren’t the only thing that have been updated. Hair today still has lots of body and poof but has a much more modern look (partly thanks to our reality star friend, Snooki). We all know that hair doesn’t look the same as it used to but over the years, hairstyles have become different in stages.

Take, for example, the decade of the seventies. All of the styles from back then were filled with curls and volume. One of America’s favorite hairstyles of the seventies was Farrah Fawcett. Her hair was one of the most wanted styles of that time because of her luscious curls and gorgeous volume. Most women wanted their hair to be just like Farrah’s because of the beauty it gave off. Walking into a room with bouncy, blonde curls was very attractive and still is today. Color wasn’t as big back in the seventies as it is now, though. Compared to the seventies, lots of women’s hair in our time is very dead and dull because of over coloring or styling with straighteners too often.

Moving onto the eighties, hair transitioned into being much more edgy and “out there.” Madonna is the perfect example of this style of hair. Throughout the beginning of her career, she experienced many different styles that seem to haunt us all today. The term “business in the front, party in the back” definitely developed in this era. Madonna was one to sport the look of a spiked and short style near the crown, lengthening into a longer, layered style down the back. This is also when coloring hair became a bit more popular. Lots of males and females in this decade began experimenting with dye by coloring the ends or some strands of their hair in purple, blue, or pink. Compared to today, some kids still do this but not many grown women and men do it too often.

In the nineties, hair entered a time of messy and short. It was still a little edgy from the eighties but this time it was a small bit cleaner. Jennifer Anniston models the perfect “bob” style from the time that she was in Friends. Her hair was gorgeous because she created lots of layers and made a statement by tying in some highlights. She really inspired young and old women to play around with highlights and lowlights to get a softer or edgier look with their hair. The layers are still popular in today’s hairstyles and lots of women love to play with them to get more volume in their hair.

Although there have been many “eras of hair” so to speak, Americans have somewhat maintained certain elements of hairstyles over the years. If you noticed, there was a pattern of creating volume with each of the eras. Whether it be layers, curls, or color, women have always kept a common goal of having full and bouncy hair throughout the decades. Not many began using things like straighteners or coloring tools until the mid-90′s or so, but when they were discovered, it lead to today’s era. We have a pattern of “making statements” in today’s hairstyling times. We want to have fun hair that everyone will love and envy us for so we do whatever it takes to get all eyes on us. We may even turn back time and reflect on our previous eras to get that perfect style!

Using Different Curling Iron Barrels For Different Styles

October 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Different sized curls can create such a different look that having more than one curling iron size in your bathroom it almost a must for getting some of the best styles out of your hair. Usually 1 inch curling irons are the best all around irons for getting curl into your hair, but for larger waves or tighter curls you will need a different barrel size to get those different curls. Having two or even more curling irons with different barrel sizes will give you the tools you need to create many different styles of curl in your hair.

African American Hair is About Choice

October 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Almost every woman out there, no matter who you are, likes to change hair styles once in awhile. People with straight hair, like to go curly now and then, and those with naturally curly hair like to wear it straight for a change. It’s part of human nature to mix it up and try out different styles. But what if you have really hard to style hair? Does that mean that you’re stuck with the same look all the time?

 

The answer is no! African American hair is often considered to be very difficult to style because it tends to be thick, coarse and naturally curly. But even if you have this notoriously difficult to style hair doesn’t mean that you have to live with the same style every day. With the right hair products and styling tools, you can change your hair style as often as you change your clothes – as long as the mood suits you.

 

If you have dense, coarse and frizzy hair, you may be concerned when it comes to thinking about a hair straightener. And if you’ve tried an inexpensive straightener on your hair in the past you may have a very good reason to be concerned. But the technology in hair tools has grown leaps and bounds in recent years and there have been some amazing advances in hair care.

 

If you have black hair that is typically very hard to style and straighten, you don’t need to make the choice between curly or permanently straight. There used to be very little choice. You could go to the salon and spend hundreds of dollars for them to use chemicals to permanently straighten your hair, or you had to wear it curly all the time. Now, with a Karmin hair iron, you get to decide how you wear your hair every time you wake up.

 

The new advances in technology have introduced tourmaline hair straighteners which use the natural power of tourmaline to create beautiful hair. Tourmaline is a naturally occurring element that emits negative ions. These negative ions smooth the hair and close the cuticle to create beautiful, smooth healthy looking hair. Yes, even notoriously hard to style and straighten black hair is smoothed and straightened with these irons. And you don’t have to apply heat for long periods at a time either. Because these irons use far infrared technology to straighten, they dry the hair from the inside out which means you don’t need to expose the iron to the hair as long, which means – less risk of damaging your hair.

 

Even if you have already relaxed your hair chemically, but it’s not quite as straight or healthy looking as you would like, the best flat irons for African American relaxed hair is a Karmin hair iron. These irons won’t damage your hair like other irons and will give you the straight beautiful hair you desire.

 

Say goodbye to frizzy, damaged hair. By using a hair straightener with tourmaline technology, you will be able to straighten even the most difficult, coarse hair in half the time. The results will be silky, flowing hair that is healthy and shiny. And you don’t have to make the permanent decision to straighten with harsh chemicals. You can wear your hair straight one day and the next, wear your hair in your beautiful natural curls because a quality hair straightener, gives you choice.

Free Virtual Hairstyles

April 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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A Virtual Hairstyle Tool is a great way to try out a whole new hairstyle without actually getting your done. You simply upload a picture of yourself on to the website and try on different styles, colors and cuts. Many sites even allow you to change your makeup!

There are tons of sites that offer this Free Virtual Hairstyle Tool and there are also many that charge you to use their tool if you want to upload your own photo. Really, there is no need to pay, it’s all about finding the best site with the most realistic hairstyles and colors to choose from.

I went through a ton of sites for you, often being asked to sign up before starting my virtual makeover with my own photo, easy enough. I also found that you need to have a decent photo in order to get decent results. A straight on shot with your hair pulled back is best.

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So, after trying on many hairstyles, some really bad ‘wig like’ and some more natural looking, I have found you the top 5 Free Virtual Hairstyle Websites.

1. Hairstyler – see yourself in celebrity hairstyles – click here to try it
Post your made over look and get other users feedback, a great way to get opinions on what style suits you best!

2. Cosmo Virtual Makeover
Choose from your favorite celebrity’s hairstyles such as Angelina Jolie and Beyonce.

3. Girl Virtual hair Makeovers
Register to view 3000 different hair styles with 55 different color variations.

4. Hollywood Hair Makeover
This site tool allows you to add highlights and/or lowlights.

Don’t have a picture? No worries, all of these sites have models you can choose from to makeover. Although the chance of finding your exact match or even close are slim, try to choose a model who shares your skin tone to determine a color that will suit you then find a model who shares your face shape to get an idea of a hairstyle that will compliment.

Most of all, have fun, after all it’s not permanent!

Top 7 Reasons Every Woman Needs a Professional Hair Straightener

February 4, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

As women we all want a perfect hair day everyday and we want it to be quick and easy to achieve too. Well, we can have our cake and eat it too with the right tool. A hair straightener can be a girl’s best friend if she knows all of the benefits to owning and using one.

So why should you own a hair straightener? Let me count thy ways…

1. You can curl and flip, add waves, use it for sophisticated up-do or casual everyday styles.

2. Forget frizz! Weather your hair is curly or straight you can still suffer from frizzy hair. A hair straightener works to seal the hairs cuticle and rid of frizz leaving your hair smooth.

3. You can add shine and have healthier looking hair with a hair iron as well. In much the same way you rid of the frizz, sealing the cuticle will give the appearance of smoother softer strands and add shine.

4. Turn up the volume! Adding volume to any length of hair with a flat iron is simple.

5. Save Money! If you own a good hair straightener you will no longer need all of those styling creams, anti frizz serums, gels and so on. All you will really need is a styling cream, spray or lotion to protect hair from heat styling and a good hair spray which is handy to set your completed style.

6. Save more money! Since you can create curls, waves and add volume with a flat iron what other tools other than a hair dryer will you really need?

7. With some practice a hair straightener quickly becomes a fast and easy way to achieve different styles day in and day out. You can have great looking hair everyday without the hassle and the time some other styling methods can take.

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