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.
Remember when the cool hairstyles were to put your hair up in a bouffant style? Or like in the movie “Hairspray” all of the actors wear their hair in sort of a beehive look. Poofy hair and lots of body was all the rage back in the day. Now times have definitely changed and clothes aren’t the only thing that have been updated. Hair today still has lots of body and poof but has a much more modern look (partly thanks to our reality star friend, Snooki). We all know that hair doesn’t look the same as it used to but over the years, hairstyles have become different in stages.
Take, for example, the decade of the seventies. All of the styles from back then were filled with curls and volume. One of America’s favorite hairstyles of the seventies was Farrah Fawcett. Her hair was one of the most wanted styles of that time because of her luscious curls and gorgeous volume. Most women wanted their hair to be just like Farrah’s because of the beauty it gave off. Walking into a room with bouncy, blonde curls was very attractive and still is today. Color wasn’t as big back in the seventies as it is now, though. Compared to the seventies, lots of women’s hair in our time is very dead and dull because of over coloring or styling with straighteners too often.
Moving onto the eighties, hair transitioned into being much more edgy and “out there.” Madonna is the perfect example of this style of hair. Throughout the beginning of her career, she experienced many different styles that seem to haunt us all today. The term “business in the front, party in the back” definitely developed in this era. Madonna was one to sport the look of a spiked and short style near the crown, lengthening into a longer, layered style down the back. This is also when coloring hair became a bit more popular. Lots of males and females in this decade began experimenting with dye by coloring the ends or some strands of their hair in purple, blue, or pink. Compared to today, some kids still do this but not many grown women and men do it too often.
In the nineties, hair entered a time of messy and short. It was still a little edgy from the eighties but this time it was a small bit cleaner. Jennifer Anniston models the perfect “bob” style from the time that she was in Friends. Her hair was gorgeous because she created lots of layers and made a statement by tying in some highlights. She really inspired young and old women to play around with highlights and lowlights to get a softer or edgier look with their hair. The layers are still popular in today’s hairstyles and lots of women love to play with them to get more volume in their hair.
Although there have been many “eras of hair” so to speak, Americans have somewhat maintained certain elements of hairstyles over the years. If you noticed, there was a pattern of creating volume with each of the eras. Whether it be layers, curls, or color, women have always kept a common goal of having full and bouncy hair throughout the decades. Not many began using things like straighteners or coloring tools until the mid-90′s or so, but when they were discovered, it lead to today’s era. We have a pattern of “making statements” in today’s hairstyling times. We want to have fun hair that everyone will love and envy us for so we do whatever it takes to get all eyes on us. We may even turn back time and reflect on our previous eras to get that perfect style!
Lots of girls think that they have to get celebrity-inspired styles for big events. It’s a smart idea and not to mention a very popular idea too. The only thing is, usually hairdressers can’t do exactly what pictures of celebrities look like. It’s a little more difficult than it seems because everyone’s hair is different for one thing. For another thing, celebrity stylists have access to the most top-of-the-line tools because of who’s hair they style. It’d be boring to see a celebrity on the red carpet with their tossed up into a ponytail wouldn’t it?
Most stylists use tools like hair straighteners and curling irons to reach the exact style that their client may be after. Although these tools are available to everyone around the world, celebrity hairstylists own brands of these tools that some couldn’t even imagine to afford. Certain straighteners are extremely hard to get your hands on and it’s not something so simple as just going to Wal-Mart and grabbing an iron for twenty bucks. We’re talking hundreds of dollars for a simple straightener and why? Because it’s used on stylists like Jessica Alba and Taylor Swift.
One tip you can use to help get more realistic ideas for prom would be to look at websites like Facebook or Pinterest. These websites have styles inspired by girls who are going to the exact same occasions if you search specifically for “prom styles.” Facebook is great because you can search a hairstyle that one of your friends from school used in previous years. If you don’t want them to think you copied you, change a little something about the style-pull your bangs back into a poof or add in a flower to distract from identical matching. This is where Pinterest may be a little more helpful. You can search “prom styles” and you won’t get pictures of girls from your school but the pictures will still be realistic. Maybe you can even save a little more money by finding a DIY (do it yourself) kind of hairstyle for your big night.
Using celebrity-inspired styles on your hair is really fun and a great way to pull of the biggest night of the year. The only problem is that it may not give you the most realistic styles. Some of the styles can be impossible to pull of, depending on how detailed the style is. Go ahead and do a search for fun celebrity ideas, but remind yourself to take a look at your number one visited website, Facebook. You’d be surprised at how many fun styles you can find.