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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.

Dyeing Dangers

June 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

I recently wrote a blog about Katy Perry’s hairstyles that make her who she is. Katy Perry is so famous in todays industry because of her brave attitude to come out each day as who she is and be herself. I briefly talked about the styles that Katy sports because she inspires many girls to stay true to who they are and express themselves. Although she does a great job at expressing her own attitude and personality, there are a few precautions she should take when she styles her hair. I’d like to take a moment to talk specifically about the colors that appear in her hair. Hair dye can actually be quite a danger to your hair if you’re not careful.

When girls want to look just like their favorite celebrities, the measures they go to can be surprising. Today, there are girls out there who will dye their hair blue just to be like a certain superstar in the magazines. If they’re not careful with their dyeing techniques, a huge toll could be taken on their hair.

The reason stars like Katy Perry have a new hair color each time you see them on TV is because they can afford expensive wigs that look like real hair. Whether those wigs are blue, black, yellow, or pink, they look so real and when fans see them they want to look just like that. However, we can’t really afford the thousand-dollar wigs that celebrities can so we go for the next best thing: hair dye.

It looks so cool to walk around with blue streaks in your hair or to just have pure pink hair but have you ever wondered how much damage it could cause? Well the truth is, if you aren’t careful when you dye your hair, you could damage your hair worse than you would if you straightened it every day for the rest of your life. It’s kind of a wakeup call when you find out that hair dye can be more dangerous than a hair straightener, isn’t it?

The reason it’s more harmful is because of the process it takes to properly dye your hair. If you do it by yourself, you could seriously damage your hair because you don’t know what you’re doing. The color will probably not show up the way you want it if you don’t have a hairdresser help you. The funny thing about dyeing your hair is that most of the time you have to bleach the area that you plan on dyeing. For brunettes especially this is hard because it’s a long process to bleach your head of hair to be white and then go to a completely different color like pink or blue. It’s difficult not to damage your hair by completely bleaching it.

After so many times of repeating this process, your hair could be dry to the bone and frizzy with no shine or volume. That’s why it’s so important to dye hair the right way or just not do it at all. Realize that some trends are cute for movie stars or singers but you can still express yourself in the way you dress or act. Be smart with your hairdressing decisions.

Backstage Beauty – 2010 Runway Hairstyle Trends

February 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When looking for the latest hairstyle trends one place we all turn to is the runways. This is where we not only get a glimpse at popular fashion trends but a look at popular hairstyles for 2010.

1. VERA WANG – UNDONE FRENCH TWIST

2. MARC JACOBS – UPTOWN GIRL

3. NARCISCO RODRIGUEZ – STRAIGHT & SLEEK

Holiday Hair – Hairstyles for 2009-2010

November 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

This season, holiday hair is sleek, chic and elegant. Hairstyles such as the loose chignon, soft waves and the classic pony are hot trends for 2009 holiday hair.

This year, the chignon goes from the classic to a more modern version that is loose and somewhat messy looking. To create this look, blow dry hair and create a deep side part. Secure hair into a low pony tail. Taking sections of hair, wrap them around the base of the ponytail, securing with bobby pins. To create the more modern messy chignon, leave ends of your hair out.

The classic pony is a sweet and sophisticated hairstyle and can easily be vamped up for the holiday season with a rhinestone hair clip, gold or silver bobby pins or other hair accessories. The 2009 holiday ponytail is sleek, shiny and smooth looking but not flat. Use a flat iron to create super straight, shiny strands before securing hair into a ponytail that sits in the middle of your head. Brush hair straight back or create a part anywhere you like. Cover your hair elastic by wrapping a section of hair around it and securing with a bobby pin. Lightly spray hair with a hairspray to tame flyaways.

To create soft waves, apply a texture enhancing styling cream and blow dry hair. Taking sections 1-2 inches, wrap them around the barrel of your curling, hold for a few seconds and then let go. Once you have done all of your hair apply a shine serum for soft, glossy waves.

Hair Styles – Whats Hot & Whats Not

October 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

As the years roll over so do the hair styles and what may have been a hair trend last year, may be a hair style no no this year. Of course, there are some classic hair styles that will never really go out of style, however, keep them up to date to keep yourself looking fresh.

HOT

Short Hairstyles

Feminine angled bobs and choppy, layered hairstyles are a big trend right now.

NOT

Long, mermaid length hair.

HOT

Hairstyles for your face shape and show off your features. Drew Barrymore’s round face is slimmed down with a long, straight hairstyle.

NOT

Hair that hides your face. Choose a hairstyle to accentuate your best features, don’t hide them!

HOT

Multi-tonal Hair Color that is bright, shiny and healthy looking.

NOT

Mismatched highlights, two tone, brassy hair colors.

For more Hairstyle Trends check out 2010 Hairstyles for great photos and ideas.

2009 Women Fall Hairstyle Hair Color Trends Video

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Hairstyles for Fall 2009

September 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

This Fall, popular hairstyles are quite different from what we saw in Summer. Retro inspired hairstyles with lots of volume, mohawk inspired updo’s, and bowl cut bangs are all trendy Hairstyles for Fall.

Some Fall 2009 hair styles may be a little too ‘out there’ for some but no worries, as soft waves and loose curls are still trendy hairstyles. Playing with your hairs natural texture is always a great way to go however, for those with straight hair you can use a curling iron to wave hair and if your hair is curly, hair straighteners are a quick and simple way to straighten out your hair.

Some other popular 2009 Fall Haircuts and Hairstyles include the Bob, yes, still! as well as slicked back ponytails, messy on purpose hair and hairstyles with a touch of punk to them.

Men Can Straighten Their Hair Too!

April 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Growing up my older brother had really curly hair, which he used to spend what seemed like hours in front of the mirror trying to tame. His only hairstyle choices were extremely short so the curl would be cut out of his hair or something that involved curl. He just like many men born with curly hair would have done anything to get straight hair since to many of these guys curls are a girly thing they do not like on their own heads.

Of course many men do not think of it but they too can use a flat iron on their hair to get rid of their naturally curly hair and get those straight hairstyles they see on the men in Hollywood that the ladies love. Some guys might be reluctant to try this depending on their personality since to many this kind of grooming is just too feminine. But many of the companies that make hair irons try and actually cater to guys by creating models that they would not mind using as much. The popular pink hair irons that are all the rage with the women just would not work in a guy’s bathroom so you can get things such as a camo design from Chi flat irons that a guy would not mind using at all.

Since many men have short hair it is important that they use a flat iron that has a small plate size so that it is easier to run the hair through the iron to get the hair straight. And just like with women it is essential that men use a quality professional straightener that will not damage their hair and leave it dried out and unhealthy. After all the whole point is to look good for the ladies and you want them to still be able to run their fingers through your hair.

Solving Your Hair Straightening Problems

April 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Some women read on the internet just how easy using a hair straightener is and how simple it is to run the plates down your hair to create those smooth straight hairstyles that are so popular now on the red carpet and the runway. But for some no matter how hard they try with their hair iron their hair just does not come out looking good when they use the straightener on their hair. Some immediately blame the iron for the problem, and in some cases for those using cheap drugstore models, than that is probably the case. While for others who are using quality hair irons the answer is more likely to be in how they are going about straightening those locks.

Luckily just as there are plenty of web pages that talk about how easy to use flat irons are there are also those that talk about flat irons problems and solutions. These pages will help with things like what to do when the straightness comes out of your hair before your day is over, why your hair may be either excessively oily or excessively dry when you are using an iron, and so much more. Hair irons are very effective at straightening hair with a little practice and know how.

Getting Straight Hair That Has Volume With A Hair Iron

January 22, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

When many women use a hair iron to get those sleek straight hairstyles that are so popular right now they are unhappy with the results they are getting and are not sure why. One big problem many women have is the hair is straight but has no volume at all. This leaves their hair lifeless looking and does not achieve the look that they want so badly.

Getting more volume into your hair when using a hair straightening iron is actually as simple as holding the styling tool slightly different from how you are holding it now. Those who are getting the flat hair are holding the hair iron and the hair that is inside it at a downward angle when they are starting near the root. This is not correct and encourages the hair to be flat at the roots where volume is the most important.
The hair should be pulled straight out from the head and the iron placed on it at the root to encourage the locks to stand out some from the head. How you take the hair iron from here will determine if there is a slight wave or the hair just comes down. These are techniques that should be practiced to get the best results as the more you straightener your hair the better you will get.

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