Once the hit reality show Jersey Shore hit television back in 2009, there was a lot of controversy. Whether or not the language, dancing and general actions of these “characters” were appropriate. Along with that controversy came the old trend of the poof. Nicole Snooki Polizzi brought back the style that many women used to style in their hair. This was the trend of the huge poof created by back combing. However, Snooki threw her own little modern twist on the style and brought her own chatter into the mix. Is this actually a good style for your hair or does it do more harm than good?
This isn’t a blog about Snooki giving out her no-no’s. This is a blog pointing out her no-no’s that she does to herself. First off, she may look cute and little and spunky, but Snooki is putting her body in danger in so many ways. It’s probably obvious to everyone but herself, too. Let’s begin with the orange skin she likes to sport. At the Jersey Shore, everyone likes to “GTL” or gym, tan, laundry. However, by looking at this celebrity, you’d think all she does is “TTT” tan, tan, and tan some more. How awful could that be for her skin? And now that the rumors are proven to be true, let’s hope she doesn’t tan while she’s pregnant! Looks like she should step away from the tanning before she damages her baby’s and her own life.
Teasing her hair isn’t in as much danger as her skin but she still needs to cool it with the backcombing. Snooki’s hair could be in some serious trouble in the next twenty years if she continues to poof it every day. Even if she doesn’t wear the signature poof at the crown all the time, she does so much teasing to her hair that could last a year if she didn’t shower. By the time she turns sixty years old, she might not have much hair to backcomb and style if she’s not careful.
Maybe Snooki could go back in time a little and reverse the use of her backcombing each day. She could even sport a fun little bob. After all, if she’s going to be a mom, she’ll need a “mom cut” to match; bring on the hair shears for Snooki! To turn her life around as a good mom, she’ll need to get rid of the orange skin and scary mess that she might call “hair and that shall conclude Snooki’s no-no’s.
I grew up with a hairstylist whom my family was very devout to and also served as a second mom to me. I have never gotten a haircut from anyone other than my long-time stylist. I have mastered exactly how she works toward cutting hair and the exact tools she uses in the process. I have seen her in action so many times that sometimes I swear I could be her. But recently, I watched a friend perform a cut on a client and realized there are so many more tools available for stylists. It was like I came out of my sheltered styling life that I was living.
Although I’m not a hairstylist myself, Jeanette (my hairdresser) has always told me the exact tools that she uses on my hair and all the things I need to know about her process of styling. Since I have grown up watching her give cuts, I haven’t known there to be any other way to cut someone’s hair. It was amazing to me to see how much there is to offer in the world of hair salons and styling besides just hair scissors and hairspray.
My friend began her process with a fresh wash. She then moved over to her cutting station where she began her actual haircut with the professional shears. The shears she used were very high-profile and glided right through the client’s hair. This part of the process is the only part I’ve ever seen take place. The next part was the big surprise for me; my friend got out her “texturizing shears” and began creating layers upon layers of hair and removing excess bulk in the client’s hair. After she got all of the texturizing done, she moved on to the bangs. She styled this part of the hair but using a razor and running it through the ends of the bangs to take off split ends and excess bulk, once again.
I, of course, have heard of texturizing shears and a razor but I had never seen them in action, so I had never known the performance they gave. I was truly amazed by these two tools and all they had to offer. If you were in the same position as me and have never really had anything done to your hair other than a trim every time you visit your stylist, it’s time to get rid of the boring cuts. Next time you get a haircut, make it a cut, not just a trim, by asking your stylist to use her texturizing shears and razor to help blend some new layers and make your hair healthier and lighter on your shoulders.
Bobs are coming back into style this fall but they are not the same short hair that your mom used to have. These bobs have all sorts of attitude thanks to the great hair styling tools that women have available to them now. Use a large barrel curling iron to give body to your bob, and then finish your look off by using a hair styling iron on your bangs for a fresh new look that everyone will love. The interesting contrast between the wavy bob and the flat bangs will create a look that showcases your face.
When I was about 19, I went to this hairdresser in “a small town” I hadn’t noticed the smell of alcohol on her breath till my hair was half done. When she was finally finished, I cried, and cried and cried. I was so upset that when I got home, my mom only had to look at me to know that I had been scalped by a drunken hairstylist. She was more upset than me, she dialed the salon asked for the “drunken hairstylist” and told her how awful my hair looked and that she was sending me back to get it fixed. What? sending me back? Oh, please mom, noooo. Well needless to say I always get up close and personal now when choosing a new hairstylist.
A good stylist is in fact easy to find. I mean all you have to do is go into a salon and watch them work. Look at how many different types of hair they can work on, leaving a satisfied customer in the works. Can they do short hair, long hair, thick hair, thin hair, can they color?
If you see a hairstyle you like on someone, don’t be afraid to ask them where they got their hair done. When scouting out a salon, stay long enough to see the outcome of a clients hair. Is she happy? Did she get what she asked for? Don’t forget that not all hairtypes can do the same thing, you may want a hairstyle that just wont work with your type of hair. Tell the stylist what type of hair you have and if they are good they will be able to tell you if your hair can do that or not. See if they have a portfolio, check out the styles and cuts inside, are they good? Do the clients look happy?
Chances are if they are smiling they are happy and this could be a possible hair stylist for you, if they don’t look so happy, move on to the next salon and do your detective work once again!
Till next time Good Luck,
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.
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.
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.
My daughter, who is 10, has very beautiful hair but you know kids, never happy with what they have. She thinks it’s too ‘poofy’ and says the kids make fun of her hair so I decided to let her try a hair straightener. I chose the Karmin Hair Straightener after reading many great reviews and doing a lot of searching online. Needless to say, as you can see in the photos, my daughter loves how smooth and straight it makes her hair. I like the fact that it does not cause damage like those cheap flat irons do. It was a great price too!
Thank you from a Very Happy Mom!