Top

What To Do With A Bad Cut

May 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever gone to your hairstylist and told her to do a cute celebrity-inspired hairstyle? Next thing you know you look in the mirror at yourself and your hair looks completely different from the picture you showed her. This is one of the worst feelings I’ve ever experienced with getting my hair cut. Getting the cut you want is crucial because it has to look this way every day and if you can’t even appreciate your own hair, what can you appreciate? Here’s what to do when you receive a “grade F” haircut.

Say you give a picture of Victoria Beckham’s short and stacked in the back look to your stylist. This cut is extremely hard to achieve because her hair tends to drape down next to her ears and get shorter around the neckline as you go toward the back. Getting everything even and symmetric can be difficult but that’s what a hairstylist is there for. If she does the cut wrong it won’t make her clients happy and that includes you.

When she begins with the hair shears, you should be very specific and tell her exactly what you want in detail. Make sure she knows exactly how you want your look to be, from color to cut. Sometimes my problem is that when I’m finished getting my hair done, it looks great and I couldn’t do it any better. But the next morning when I shower and get ready to style my hair by myself, it doesn’t look as good as it could and I end up not being happy. After showering and getting the styling done, I realize it’s not the cut I was looking for and I begin to worry about what to do next.

When I get a cut that I don’t like, I have found there to be a couple different solutions- I can either have her fix it or deal with it until it grows back out. If I decide to get it fixed, I will go to my hairdresser and explain exactly what I don’t like about my cut (again with lots of detail!) When she’s done fixing the hair, I will ask if I can style it myself to make sure it looks just how I like it. If it does, then I’m happy and the problem’s solved. If I decide to wait and let it grow out a bit, then I usually end up wearing it in ponytails or finding a way to make the bad cut less obvious.

Whether the cut is uneven or the color doesn’t look light enough, you can guarantee that your reaction won’t be positive. If you get a bad haircut, you can think of these couple solutions and make the experience a good one. No problems will occur if you have a solution in mind. And don’t forget to be very specific in the first place so you don’t get too bad of a cut that makes you upset with your hair.

The Life Of A Straight Girl

March 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

People often ask me what my natural hair looks like. Recently, I have been lazy about styling my hair each day and just have had no time to do anything besides shower and let it hang the whole day. Of course it dries as the day goes on but so many people ask if I straighten my hair after it dries because it looks pin straight, draping down my shoulders. The truth is, I probably have the straightest hair known to mankind. Having naturally straight hair does have its perks at times but it definitely is not as fun as having wavy hair.

When I wake up in the morning and begin styling my hair, I realize how straight my hair already is and instantly, I know that my routine will not take as long as most girls my age. Since my hair is so naturally straight, I can cut about twenty minutes off of  my “getting ready for the day” time each morning. I either let it go for the day, only running a brush through the ends or I throw it up in a ponytail. This is a benefit of having straight hair because it allows me to focus on eating a bigger breakfast, doing my makeup better, or picking out a prettier outfit. But there are some cons to having straight hair too.

Each time that I look in my hair in the mirror, I am reminded how dull and boring it is. I wish that somedays it would hold a little bounce in the roots. I can barely even tease my hair because it’s so thin and fine and straight. Thicker, curlier hair tends to hold volume much easier. It’s also not fun having straight hair because you can’t really mix up your style each day. It gets boring wearing my hair straight day after day while other girls can scrunch their hair with gel some days and show off their natural waves.

I do use hair straighteners, but not as often as most people my age. This could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. It saves me some time and damage to my ends but it also limits what else I can do to style my hair each morning, especially if I don’t have time to do something fun like curl it to be bouncy. There may be others in the world with the same problem that I have, but I must say, my hair has got to be one of the straightest out there.

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.

Love What You Have

January 15, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Hair styles change so quickly, that it’s hard to keep up with what is currently in style and what’s out of style. It generally depends what hot celebrity wore her hair in a certain way on the red carpet at the latest awards show. But what doesn’t go out of style or change with any frequency is the natural hair that you were born with. Sure, it’s easy to say that you would like a different type of hair. After all, we all seem to want what we don’t have. But, it’s much more effective and better for your self esteem if you learn to embrace what you were born with and learn how to love it.

For better or worse, we were all born with a certain type of hair. Some of us have naturally curly hair, while others have bone straight hair. It seems that we are always yearning for what we don’t have. And sure, it’s great to grab your hair tools and mix it up a little bit giving your normally curly hair a straight look, but what’s wrong with your hair every day looking the way nature intended it? Nothing.

I believe that you should never wear your hair the same every day. After all, that gets boring and isn’t it more exciting to keep people guessing and wondering what you’re going to do? But the first thing you need to do is love the hair you have. Even if it’s not the style that you would have given yourself had you been handing out the hair styles, it’s your hair and you’re stuck with it. So if you have naturally curly hair, instead of using your hair straightener every day, why not wear it curly some of the time? After all, those of us with straight hair will go green with envy for your beautiful natural curls.

Likewise, if you have straight hair, you don’t have to spend all that time in front of the mirror with your curling iron creating luscious waves, because straight hair is sexy too.

When it comes to the thickness of your hair that is something that you can’t really do much about. Those people born with thin hair often bemoan the fact that they want more body in their hair, and would love to have it thicker. But think about the other side of that. If you have thick hair, it can take more than twice as long to blow dry it, it becomes tangled, and often it will look puffy because there’s so much of it. Never mind how hard it can be to pull it back into a simple pony tail. There are always two sides to everything, and as women, we often forget to look at what we have and appreciate it. It’s too easy to covet something that we don’t have.

Hair tools are great, and I think that everyone should have a professional hair straightener and curling iron in their arsenal of styling tools, because they give us options. We can magically turn our naturally curly hair into a sleek style one day and wear it free and curly the next day. But no matter what type of hair tool you have, and what style you create, learn to love what nature gave you because you are the only one with hair like yours.

Tourmaline Hair Irons For the Best Straightening Results

October 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you have spent anytime shopping for a hair straightening iron then you surely have heard about the amazing abilities of the tourmaline hair straightener and what it can do for your hair. Of course so much of marketing you always have to wonder what is real and what is hype you may be wondering just how effective these hair irons are at getting out the curl and creating those gorgeous sleek straight locks that you want for your hair. These hair flat irons will set you back a little more to buy than any other iron but the benefits provided by these units are well worth the few extra dollars you will see at the checkout.

Tourmaline hair irons will not snag and pull your hair as you straighten since the plates are high quality ceramic, which is ultra smooth. This will eliminate the breakage that can occur with your hair when you use of other hair irons. Plus these irons will heat up quicker and maintain a constant steady temperature throughout the straightening process so that you can get the best results in no time flat so you can get on with your day and spend less time in front of the mirror.

Benefits of Titanium Hair Straighteners

September 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

A titanium hair straightener is the absolute best method for getting those curls out to get that sleek shiny straight hair that so many women want right now. Chemical straighteners do last much longer than just using hair irons everyday in front of the mirror, but do we really want to subject out hair to more chemicals? A titanium hair straightener with its ultra smooth plates will effectively straighten hair daily and will not damage the hair nearly as much as the chemical treatments they give you at the salon. Plus this way you will have the option each day on whether you want your naturally curly hair or runway smooth tresses.

Working With Long Hair

August 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Long hair is so beautiful but at the same time it can also be very hard to keep under control and looking its absolute best. You may spend time in front of the mirror and get it looking great but before the day is even half over it has lost its volume or is frizzy and out of control. One great solution is to use a hair straightening iron to create a long sleek shiny hairstyle. This is one simple to create and easy to maintain look that goes great with long hair. Of course using professional hair straighteners will have a much better effect on your hair and will be healthier and easier on your hair than irons of lesser quality.

Healthier Hair With Professional Hair Tools

August 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It does not matter how much time you spend in front of the mirror styling your hair it will not looks its best if it is dry and dull in appearance. This can be avoided by using professional styling products and tools. Drugstore hair products are harsh on your hair and will strip the natural moisture right out of your hair. Then if you style with cheap hair tools this will only get worse and your hair will never looks its best. To get your healthiest hair splurge a little and get the best hair care products and professional hair dryers and styling tools for the absolute best look.

Fun Ponytails for Women

August 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Ponytails can be flirty and fun plus as an added bonus they work great with straight or wavy hair. Use a curling iron to create gorgeous waves to give your ponytail great body and volume. Or use a ceramic hair straightener to make your hair sleek and then create a shiny sexy ponytail. These are fun and flirty styles which can make the time you need in front of the mirror to get ready so much less are perfect for a day of shopping or a night on the town.

Using Quality Hair Dryers

July 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothing can make your hair frizz out quite like the humidity of the summer months. Your hair should be easy to maintain and style in the summer so you can spend less time in front of the mirror and more time enjoying your friends and the sun. A great way to avoid some of that summer inspired frizz is by using ionic hair dryers to dry your hair after the shower. These special dryers use ionic technology to dry your hair quickly and effectively all while helping it retain its own natural moisture, which will help keep it not only healthier but tamer as well.

Next Page »

Bottom