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Seventies Hairstyle

May 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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As you can see, hairstyles from the 70’s aren’t too far off from styles of today.

Who is the first person we think of when we think of 70’s hair? Farrah Fawcett, of course and her feathered hair style, That style made it back decades later and I still see people wearing this style today. It is an easy style to achieve and all you really need to get this look is a hair straightener. When straightening the front sections of hair, rotate the iron when you reach the ends in the direction you want hair to flip. See How to Curl your Hair with a Hair Straightener for more step by step instructions.

Another interesting fact is that women in the 70’s didn’t have flat irons, they used irons, you know, the ones for clothes! The extra care they had to take in order not to burn their hair must have been great. Thank goodness technology changes a great deal but not our hair styles…

Another Seventies Hairstyle that has been incorporated into today’s styles is the shag, a messy cropped style with layers seen usually at shoulders length.

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This 70’s hairstyle is another simple style that you can do using your flat iron. Take sections of hair 1-2 inches wide and flip the ends of your hair out until your entire head is done.

As you can see styles come and go we just get new and improved technology to wear them. Be it 70’s or today you simply can’t go wrong, Although half the people you talk to will say “70’s was horrible for fashion and hair” the other half….the more important half will say “70’s hair and fashion rocked” I grew up in the 70’s and I am telling you the 70’s ROCKED, just don’t ask to see any of my photos…please!

Niki

How to Curl Your Hair with a Hair Straightener

April 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Personally, I love the way my hair straightener curls my hair. I find that when using a professional flat iron versus a regular curling iron I get longer lasting curls. Curling your hair with your hair straightener may sound strange, however it is extremely simple, fast and gives great looking curls.

There are a couple ways to curl your hair with a hair straightener, either way start with clean dry hair. For the best results use a 1 inch Professional Hair Straightener, as well as blow dry your hair straight with a paddle brush or round brush first. Always use a heat protectant before using heated styling tools.

The different methods also produce different looking curls so try playing around with the different methods to see which curl you like best and/or what method works best for your hair type.

Method 1 – Scissor Curl

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This method is my favourite, it’s quick and easy and is also a great way to add waves and volume to your hair. I use this method to add waves like the pictures above by following the steps below except instead of starting close to my roots I start about half way down my hair and by pulling my hair in different directions while rotating the iron.

1. Section your hair by layers from bottom to top and secure with hair clips.

2. Taking 1 -2 inch sections at a time clamp the hair iron at the top of the section staying about 1 inch away from your scalp.

3. Twist the iron around 180 degrees and pull the iron down the section of hair while continuing to twist the iron around. The faster you pull the iron down the looser the curl, the slower the tighter the curl will be.

Method 2 – Twist & Pull

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This method of curling creates more of a spiral like curl on your hair. Again, the faster you go the looser the curl, the slower the tighter.

1. Same as Step 1 above.

2. Take a 1 – 2 inch section of hair and hold it at the ends.

3. Place your iron over the section about 1 inch away from the roots and wrap your hair around the bottom plate.

4. Clamp plates together and glide your flat iron down towards the ends of hair while rotating the iron outwards. Keep rotating your iron while gliding it down the section until your hair comes out from between the plates.

How to use a Curling Iron and get the Best Results

January 16, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Curls

Depending on the size of the curls you want you first need to choose your tool. A curling iron with a large barrel will create large, loose curls where as a smaller barrel will create smaller, tighter curls such as ringlets.

Once you know what size of curls you want, using the curling iron is pretty much the same no matter what size the barrel is.

Always start with dry hair; curling you hair when it is wet will leave you with fried and damaged hair. If your hair is medium to long in length it is easiest to start at the back of the head whereas if you have short hair start at the crown.

Take a 1 to 2 inch section of hair and starting at the ends clamp the ends of your hair into the iron and roll the hair until you are about 1 inch from your scalp. Hold the iron for about 10 seconds then gently release the iron and let the curl fall. Repeat with the rest of the sections of hair.

Once the curls have cooled down you can set your hair with holding spray and use your fingers to help shape the curls.

Did you know that you can use your Hair Straightener to curl your hair as well? See how to curl your hair with a hair straightener.

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