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Voluminous Vixens! Add volume to your everyday hairstyle.

September 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A lot of 2010 hair style trends involve lots and lots of volume.  The runways are full of models who have abandoned their sleek and silky chignons in exchange for loose, voluminous and a more sultry look.  One of the most popular looks in the messy updo.  Rather than the hair being combed smooth against the head and perfectly in place, women are using the updo for a more casual look.  They pin it up or tie it back for an effortless look for any occasion.  Gone are the days when every hair was in position; now it’s in style to look a little ruffled.

To add volume to any other do, there are many techniques to help you out.  Try blow drying your hair upside down after towel drying and applying a thermal protection product.  When it’s dry, give it a quick shot of hair spray before you flip your head back over and DON’T comb it out right away.  After you flip your hair back, wait for it to fall naturally and then use a wide tooth comb or pick to help smooth out the top layer.

If the hair dryer trick isn’t working for you, try to use curlers to help you out.  Dry your hair and apply a thermal protection product.  Use 1 inch hot rollers around your head, especially at the crown and leave them in for the required time.  When you pull out the rollers, wait for the hair to cool completely before trying to comb or style your locks.  You could even consider giving it a gentle mist of flexible hold hair spray to provide a little extra oomph!  After your curls are cooled, comb through them with your fingers to turn up the volume.  You don’t have to leave the curls either!  You can pull your hair back into a messy updo or smooth out the curls for a wavy, tousled look.

There are so many options and varieties of voluminous hair this season.  No more dull, flat hair for you!  Try each of these techniques and play around a bit to get the hottest new hair trends for 2010.

How to get Carrie Underwood Hairstyle – Side Ponytail

November 27, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Carrie Underwood hairstyles always look fabulous and this side ponytail is one hairstyle that can easily be copied! Perfect for a night out or an everyday hairstyle, the side ponytail looks great no matter when you wear it!

How to get Carrie Underwood Hairstyle – Side Ponytail

You will need;

  • Hairdryer
  • Hot Rollers
  • Hairspray
  • Rattail Comb

Wash hair, apply a heat protectant and blow dry hair. To add volume and get the curls, set hair in hot rollers.

Remove hot rollers and using your hair comb, tease the crown section of your hair jsut a bit to add some volume.

Gather hair into a loose side ponytail and secure with an elastic which matches your hair color or to dress this side pony hairstyle up a bit, use a decorated hair elastic.

Spray hairstyle lightly with hairspray to hold style and curl.

Try on all of Carrie’s hairstyles and see what they look like on you – Click here

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.

Use a Ceramic Curling Iron To Create Sexy Curls

February 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Curls are sexy, and if you’ve been blessed with naturally curly hair, you should appreciate how lucky you are. For those of us with straight hair, it is always nice to try something else out from time to time, and beautiful flowing curls are a nice change from your typical straight style.

When it comes to creating beautiful curls you don’t have to commit yourself to a perm that will damage your hair and leave you with a permanent head of curls. After all, you probably want to mix it up a bit. And sure, you could use a head of hot rollers to create your curls. But who wants to walk around with a head full of plastic for hours? If you want an easy and effective way to create beautiful curls, all you need is a professional curling iron.

When I tell you that you need a professional curling iron, I don’t mean that you need to spend thousands of dollars on a hair tool. What I mean is you must choose a quality curling iron that will get the job done without damaging your hair. A ceramic curling iron is the best choice for most users. Ceramic is a moisture conducting material that will actually infuse your hair with moisture as it’s curling your hair. What this means to you is that your hair won’t end up damaged by the heat and it will actually look shiner and healthier than when you started. That’s right, using a ceramic curling iron can actually improve the look of your hair.

Don’t be fooled by people who tell you that hair tools damage your hair. Those people are probably using inexpensive, low quality tools with metal barrels that will snag, burn and singe hair. And yes, if you use those types of hair tools, they will damage your hair. Choose quality hair tools that will improve the look of your hair.

For even healthier looking curls, look for a curling iron with tourmaline in it. Tourmaline is a naturally occurring element that actually emits negative ions. Those negative ions infuse the hair locking in moisture and sealing each and every hair cuticle, so hair lays flat against the head giving you a beautiful smooth curl. Forget about the frizzies and the broken looking hair that often results from over styling, with a curling iron infused with tourmaline, your hair and curls will never look better.

When you use a curling iron to create your curls, you have so much more control over how you want them to look. Do you want loose flowing curls? Or tight spiral curls? You’re in control when it comes to a curling iron unlike a perm or hot rollers where you are at the mercy of the rollers.

Don’t be afraid of curling irons, once you use them a few times, it’s easy to perfect the exact look that you are going for. They’re very easy to use, and the best part about them is that they are affordable and if you want to go back to your straight look tomorrow, you can.

Getting Curls With Either Curing Irons or Hot Rollers

January 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

For women who want to add anything from tight kinky curls to loose gorgeous waves to their hair the two most popular ways to get this done is with a curling iron or a set of hot rollers. Most women prefer one method to another and really there is no real wrong answer it is a matter of which one you are most comfortable with.

Hot rollers have the advantage of creating curls in your hair where you place them and then leaving your hands free while the heat does its magic. This can help you speed up the styling process and your probably already hectic morning. Of course with hot rollers you do sacrifice some control but they do produce consistent curls.

Curling irons offer more versatility than hot rollers in creating various types of curls as well as the placement in the hair. With a ceramic curling iron you can easily just curl the ends of your hair or add a few simple loose curls throughout your hair for a look with more volume. There is no better way to curl the size and shape of a curl in your hair than with a curling iron.

Getting Big Loose Curls On The Tips Of Your Hair

October 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many Hollywood actresses are placing large curls in the bottom of their otherwise straight hair and so many women now want to achieve this look for themselves. Some wonder if the curls are coming from hot rollers or a curling iron in these hairstyles. Generally most of them are using 2 inch curling irons to get these curls in the ends. A barrel this size will leave the curl loose and free as opposed to a smaller barrel size which will create a tight curl which just does not look natural at the ends of long straight hair as the big curl does.

Choosing Between A Curling Iron Or Hot Rollers

September 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women wonder which is better at putting curl into your hair, curling irons or hair rollers. Of course there is no right answer in this case it is actually a matter of personal preference. Hot rollers do tend to cost slightly more than curling irons, once all the rollers are in place the hair curls quickly, and you can do other tasks while you curl your hair since hands are not needed. On the other hand a professional curling iron gives you more control of where the curls go in your hair and many feel that despite your hands being required at all times they are actually easier to use than rollers.

Which is Better Curling Irons or Hot Rollers?

August 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Some women feel that hot rollers are not as harsh on the hair as a curling iron and prefer to use rollers to curl their hair on a daily basis. This is not the case if the curling iron is a professional grade model designed to be used frequently without damage to the hair. Drugstore curling irons do have a reputation for hot and cold spots, which can result in ineffective, curling and damage to the hair. A professional curling iron heats up quickly and evenly and if used properly is totally safe to use on the hair each and every day.

Get This Look using a Hairstraightener

July 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

A Chignon sits lower on the head than a basic bun so be sure to focus on the nape of your neck as you style.

  1. Towel-dry your hair and apply a loonie-sixed dollop of mousse evenly throughout to add texture and volume.
  2. Blow-dry with a round brush to add bounce and then set with hot rollers or a curling iron. Concentrate curls on the bottom half of your hair,-keep the roots and crown smooth and use a hair straightener for your bang area.
  3. Let hair cool and professional hair brush to bring out the shine.
  4. Secure hair in a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, swept off to one side. Leave a one-inch-wide piece stray and wrap it around the hair elastic to conceal it. Secure with a bobby pin.
  5. To add more texture, backcomb the ponytail. Don’t be afraid of your bun being too messy, this will be the beauty of it-it doesn’t have to look perfect.
  6. Pin the hair under in small sections to create the chignon. Don’t go crazy with the hairspray. Instead, make sure it will stay put by anchoring the base with enough bobby pins.

Till Next time Good Luck,

Niki

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