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A Tool That May Help With Updo’s

January 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Winter time is the best time for formal events. Long and sleek dresses, beautiful diamond jewelry, and don’t forget the big hair. Most women stick with lustrous updo’s for formal events, which can require lots and lots of pins and hairspray. Some stylists even use curlers to give hair volume and bounce. What some people don’t know, though, is that a hair straightener can even help put things together when styling your hair in an updo.

Although it won’t help give much volume, you can use a hair straightener as a tool to help weave through your strands and get the perfect silky start before you perform an updo with your hair. Some straighteners are great for this because they remove some frizz and smooth over curls that may be winding through your hair. The best part about using a straightener to start, however, is that it gives your hair a fresh look that will last all through the night. Most women who have a shorter length of bangs use a flat iron to style after their hair is already in the updo, to give the hair a classier look. If a straightener can do that on bangs, imagine the kind of work it can perform on longer strands of hair!

To begin, spritz a root lifter and a small amount of heat protectant spray. You won’t need too much of the heat protectant spray because you won’t be using your straightener to completely go over your whole head of hair. The key to this process is to remember, you aren’t straightening all of your hair, you’re only going over a few areas to give a good polished look before beginning an updo. After spraying the product into your hair, you may want to finger through and find pieces that need to be straightened. Whether they look dry or curly, your best bet is to run the straightener through so your updo won’t look sloppy. The goal is to create a sexy hairstyle, not a bird’s nest on top of your head.

To get the best look in your strands, run your straightener through the hair at a diagonal angle. Most women press the plates through their hair at a horizontal angle, which will create a dented look in the hair. The dents may not be quite as evident in an updo since all of the hair will be pressed back, but it’s still a good idea to get a smoother look. As you begin straightening more and more, you may notice that other pieces of hair look sloppy compared the newly straightened pieces. This isn’t a big deal, as the straightened pieces will cover up the not so straight strands in the end. You may run through the others but it won’t make too much of a difference in the final look.

After you have used the straightener enough and have smoothed through the hair for elegance, you may begin to pin it back into your updo. As some clients of stylists have noticed, pieces that hang out of the updo look a bit flirtier if they are curly. However, since it is the season for sexy and sleek styled dresses, your hair should match your formal outfit by being just as soft and smooth as the dress you wear. The final look of an updo looks very polished and professional when it is straight.

Hairstyles for Thin Hair

April 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Those of you who have thin hair understand how frustrating it can be at times when no matter what you seem to do with your hair you just cannot get any volume or make hair look any thicker. Well, there are a couple of options that when used together, will provide you with thicker, fuller looking hair.

1. The RIGHT haircut/hairstyle – this is your most important step right here, hairstyles for thin hair are designed to help make hair appear and feel fuller and with more volume. Ask your stylist to help design a hair cut and hairstyle for your thin hair as well as have her show you how to style it using the necessary hair tools to help get maximum fullness and body.

2. Hair Care Products - using hair care products for thin hair is the 2nd step and when combined with the right haircut and style, will help you in achieving fullness. Ask your stylist to recommend hair care products for your hair type and hair style.

Get the Perfect Blow Dry – 7 Steps to Dry Hair Fast

November 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Cut your hair styling time down considerably with these 7 hair drying tips that will leave your hair soft, shiny and full of bounce!

1. Towel dry your hair by patting hair, avoid rubbing as this causes frizz and damage to the hair.

2. Apply desired hair styling product, a heat protectant is a must to keep hair healthy!

3. For best results, use an Ionic Hair Dryer, without the nozzle. On the high heat and medium speed settings, lift your hair using your fingers while you dry your roots. As you glide your fingers from the roots to the ends of your hair, follow with your blow dryer. Do this until your roots are mostly dry and your ends are slightly damp.

4. To smooth the sides of your hair, part your hair horizontally two inches from the back hairline and clip up the front section so it is out of your way. Put your nozzle back on your hair dryer and set your hair dryer to the high heat and speed setting.

5. UsingĀ  a round hair brush pull sections about 3 inches wide out to the side and wrap the ends of your hair around the hair brush and hold hair in place using your thumb. Making sure the nozzle is pointed downwards at all times, run the hair dryer up and down the section of hair.

6. To add volume to your hair, unclip the front section of your hair and starting at the front of your head, place the round brush under your hair and pull the section straight up and then roll hair back towards the scalp following with your hair dryer. Hold for a few seconds and then unroll. Repeat this step until the front section of your hair is dry.

7. To set hair and make hair smooth and shiny, put your blow dryer on the cool setting and go over all of your hair.

Hot Tools Nano Ceramic Wax Core Rollers

October 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Looking for soft, shiny curls? Rollers are a simple way to achieve curly hair and the Hot Tools Nano Ceramic Rollers provide longer lasting curls with the use of infrared heat.

The Professional 20 Piece Nano Wax-Core Hairsetter features flocked velvet rollers with a wax core system which works to distribute an even heat and maintain roller heat. This means faster curling time, longer lasting curls and less damaging styling. Far Infrared heat is gentle on hair as well provides you with more shine and softness. The velvet flocked rollers roll easily and grip hair for quick, simple styling.

These hot rollers are perfect for creating ringlets, large curls and adding volume to your hair. The Hot Tools Roller set includes 20 hot rollers in 3 different sizes, metal color-coded clips in 3 sizes to hold rollers securely in place as well as a handy built in storage compartment for the clips.

Add Volume and Bounce to Hair using Hair Straightener Iron

March 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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