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Having Short Straight Bangs

September 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many people have different opinions on bangs, some love them and some cannot stand them. If you are one of those who do like sporting a look with short straight bangs than embrace that style. But for many women even short straight bangs get a mind of their own and stick out or curl in ways you do not want. Luckily it is easy to take a hair straightening iron to smooth those bangs out and make sure they remain straight all day long. Just heat your hair styling iron up quickly and run it over your bangs from the scalp to the tip.

Getting That Tousled Long Hair Look

August 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the latest fashion trends for hair involves laid back wavy hair very similar to the classic beach look that comes natural to some lucky women. This look can be easily attended by most anyone though with a simple hair curling iron. It is best to use quality hair curling irons such as a ionic or ceramic based models which are so much better for your hair than the cheaply made drugstore models which have your hair against bare metal to curl the strands.

It is tempting to try and curl all of your hair to get this look and then hope you can mess it up enough to make it look natural. This is not the best way to get these carefree curls though. Use your curling iron to curl only random pieces of hair about two inches up from the bottom of the hair and stopping about eye level. These randomly created curls on only part of your head will give not only body but also the messy casual appearance that so many women want to achieve. This is one easy to get hairstyle that you will love to use your curling iron to create not only for work but also for a great night out.

Summer Hair

June 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer’s here and time to look sexy! Who doesn’t love a good tan, a nice slinky summer dress and a sexy hairstyle? Here are some of the popular summer hairstyles.

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figure 1: Very casual wash and go look, good for at the beach when you can just swim and go.

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figure 2: The easiest hairstyle in the world, up in a messy bun!

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figure 3: This goes to show that even the shortest hair can still be put into a ponytail and look absolutely CUTE!

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fig.4 – Keep hair out of your face with a hair band or scarf for an easy yet pretty summer hairstlye

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figure 5: Just letting your hair down be seems to be the sexiest thing to do this year, I am seeming to agree!

Everything is about being casual this year, too much make-up is considered “last year” too much “hair-do” is simply too much work! Try going a little more casual this summer, there is so much more beauty when you just give what you’ve got! Try wearing a little bronzer instead of just baking your skin in the sun, you don’t want to age yourself faster than we already do!

Till next time, Good Luck.

Niki

Thermal Hair Straighteners

June 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Woman are told time and time again not to use curling irons or hair straightening tools on wet hair by the hair styling professionals, and then they throw us a curve by making a wet dry hair iron. So what gives? Are we supposed to not put heat on and style wet hair or not? It can be confusing!

Yes, the do not use hot styling tools is generally true and you should avoid it unless or course you are using one of these new thermal hair straighteners which are designed to get the job done effectively without causing damage to your hair. Once you try one of these wet to dry hair irons you will love them. Since they dry your hair while you straighten it to get the look you are after they are tremendous time savers. For women on the go this is a true time saver wrapped up as a professional hair styling tool. What makes it possible to use these hot styling tools on your wet hair are the many little vent holes which channels the moisture away from your hair. This keeps the iron from scorching your hair while allowing it so also straighten it out at the same time.

How to Wear Hair Up

May 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Sometimes wearing our hair up is all we can do to fix a “bad hair day”. I am often told I look better with my hair up, I tend to disagree, I love having my hair down…on a good hair day of course. Here are some trendy up styles that some of the celebrities are wearing.

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Here is a loose outside french braid that is wrapped around from front to back.

Wearing your hair down, especially if it’s past your shoulders, will make your face look longer while sweeping it off your face is instantly uplifting,” notes Paula Casano, co-owner of New York City’s Insitu Salon.

A well styled up do has professional written all over it. Although we can have more problems with our hair up than when down, a low pony tail or well polished “fold” should do the trick.

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Absolutely more professional with hair up while the hair down is more suited for a casual outing.

If you haven’t had time to get a trim and frizzy ends are making your locks fall lank, tie them up, says Barry Reitman, a celebrity stylist at Juan Juan in Beverly Hills.

Straightening your hair with a hair iron is great for a sleek easy up hair do as well, it leaves the hair that you leave outside of the elastic in a straight sort of “messy look”

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Tie your hair band to either side of the back of your head and flip over your shoulder. Use a hair straightener to flip ends up.

Till next time Good Luck,

niki

You Ask – How Can I Make Hair Grow?

May 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Personally, my hair has never grown! No, I ‘m serious, after I got gum stuck in it when I was 8 and mom had to put the ol’ bowl around my head and cut it like no other little boy I ever saw, it just never grew back. Well, I guess it did somewhat. I will see friends then not see them for a year and they will say ” Hey you always get your hair cut the same length,” uh, NO, it just doesn’t grow! I have tried all sorts of things, never did try that one, you know, the ad with the girl in black and white with really long hair. The ad promises you can grow your hair within 7 days. If I can’t grow my hair within a year then I doubt there is a magic formula that’s gonna do it in 7 days! I hope I wasn’t wrong.

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Some girls, like Giselle here, have naturally wavy, thick, beautiful hair. Not only would I love to have her hair but I think I could deal with a bit of her looks too! I found a couple sites that “say” they will help grow your hair, make it thicker and so on. If anyone tries these products I would love it if you could let me know if they actually work. Here’s one grow-long-hair-fast.com and another fasterhairgrowth.com. There products are different from one another but say they will do the same thing.

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The best product that actually worked for me were vitamins. Vegetal Silica, Horsetail Root. These vitamins proved to actually make a noticeable difference in the growth of my hair. Oh, plus one other thing, pregnancy!!! Wow did my hair ever grow then, like weeds.

I also recommend taking a look at our past post on Healthy Hair Care. This post is full of great advice on maintaining healthy hair, which can also help lead to better hair growth.

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.

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