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Common Mistakes Of Haircutting

January 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Think you can give yourself a quick trim right in your very own home? Hey, it saves money so most people think why not do it? It’s one of the easiest ways to save money, especially when some salons charge forty dollars just for a haircut. This may be one of the smartest ways to get a great look in a small amount of time for a small price. But watch out, at-home styling has its con’s to go right along with its pro’s.

When you try cutting your own hair, you are definitely a brave person. Cutting someone else’s hair may be a bit easier but even doing this can be a risk for you and for the person you are cutting. There are so many common mistakes people can make by cutting their own or someone else’s hair that they know. From angles to lengths, it is evident that some people aren’t as talented as their hairstylist and should probably leave it up to the stylist to complete the task. If you remain confident that you can do it yourself to save money, be sure to read these tips before you begin.

To assure yourself that you will do a great job, you should carefully use your shears in the ways that will keep your hair in good shape. Begin by making sure your shears are as sharp as possible. Those who cut their own hair often assume that it’s fine to use a pair of hair scissors that haven’t been taken out of storage in a year or more. Using a dull blade is one of the worst thing to put your hair through. If the shears aren’t quite sharp enough for use, you should contact a silversmith right away to ensure the best cut possible.

After your shears are in great shape (as far as sharpness goes at least) you can begin trimming. But it’s not safe to start cutting your hair in a horizontal line straight around from ear to ear. You must know the exact technique for trimming hair so that the ends will end up even when you finish. The worst thing to do is tie your hair into a ponytail and chop it off where the ponytail holder is. This will not give you an even cut and can be extremely hard to fix.

To learn the proper ways to cut and/or trim hair, don’t be afraid to ask your hairdresser. You won’t offend him or her by telling them that you like to touch up a few spots on your own every once in a while to save some money. Just ask how you should do a certain technique to get your hair to look just like they cut it. They should let you know whether or not the technique is difficult to perfect, so if they don’t warn you, be sure to ask so you can perform the job just right.

The next time you want to touch up your hair’s ends, be sure to refresh your memory on the things to remember. The angle you cut your hair at is so important so that you get a nice straight cut and none of the ends wind up uneven. Don’t forget to ask for any secret tips from your hairstylist too. She knows everything about hairstyling so she’s the best person you could ask for pointers from. Finally, the most important part of trimming your own hair: updating your shears. If that means buying a whole new pair of hair scissors, then so be it. If they just need a quick sharpen, contact a silversmith and see how  you can get the hair scissors into tip top shape. After all, this is your hair and you want it to look better than any other hairstyle!

 

Why Won’t My Hair Stay Straight?

January 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ever had that moment where your hair looks great and perfectly straight? You can tell this will be a great day but once you step outside and it gains back its frizz and curly texture. Your day can ruined with one step into the heat and humidity of outdoors. Now you must go back in and re straighten it. But wait, you’re already late for work and have no time to perfect the frizz of a mess that has been created!

If this does happen repeatedly to you, it may be time to rethink your straightening process. You may be asking your stylist why your hair isn’t staying straight as the day goes on. She may say the cause of this is because it is being exposed to an excessive amount of moisture after you style. What you can do to help prevent the return of the messy hair is use a new method of styling.

Try applying your thermal spray first and then wait a few minutes before you straighten. This time slot is to allow time for you to apply a mousse to your hair that will help lock in the necessary amount of moisture and seal out all moisture you won’t need the rest of the day. This is a great way that celebrities prevent disasters on the red carpet and now so can you!

Begin by scooping some mud or mousse out of the container and spreading it evenly throughout the ends of the hair. One thing you need to be careful is the amount of product you apply to the hair. Since it is such a thick material that you are putting in your hair, it can give your hair a greasy look if you’re not careful. You’re looking for a shiny texture and look, not slippery and greasy. The perfect amount to use is about the size of a pea and if it doesn’t look too greasy, you can add small amounts no bigger than a dime.

Locking in moisture doesn’t have to be hard when you straighten your hair. You can complete the task in a matter of twenty minutes and still look like a million bucks. Amounts of humidity exposure and mousse to retain shine and straight locks are the main things to be concerned with. As long as you keep those two things in mind your hair should look great everyday.

Results From Bad Scissor Care

January 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hair scissors are one of the most popular tools a stylist can use. There are many types of these scissors and they float around all kinds of hair salons in the world. No matter what type of shear it may be, one must pay close attention to the care information of a pair of hair scissors. These tools are not anywhere near cheap and can cost a fortune to repair or even replace if proper care is not taken with them. Here you will discover what happens when you do not take correct care of hair scissors.

Some people think that by wiping scissors down with a dry cloth after each use is good enough for cleansing. This is one of the worst things you could do, though. The dry clothes are what scratch the blades and create problems with the smooth look of the metal. If you are using a cloth made of micro fiber like those that clean lenses, your shears will be much more safe. Micro fiber is great because it doesn’t create and leave behind any lint particles and it is gentle enough to prevent scratching of glass and/or metal.

You can also cause harm to your shears by avoiding the cleansing process of the entire tool. It won’t do you much good to cleanse only the blades since the handle is what holds the most bacteria from your hands. The blades are important too though since product and hair can build up and cause them to get jammed. If you don’t cleanse them in a special solution designed specifically for shears, they will get jammed and could possibly even stop opening when you try to cut a client’s hair. The key to cleansing them is to do it at the end of every day that you use them. Even if you only use them once, it is crucial for you to clean the shears so that can keep in working condition.

Just because you clean your shears does not mean you can throw them onto a towel and let them dry overnight. This is actually very bad on the scissors because it can create rust on the blades and the area where the handles and the metal meet. The other result would be water spots everywhere on the silver. To avoid rust and spots, take a few seconds to dry the shears thoroughly so that the blades have no water sitting on them. Also remember to use your micro fiber cloth to dry the shears so to avoid scratches in the end.

Taking good care of hair scissors isn’t a difficult process as long as you remember to do it each day. Even if you only use the shears once that day, it is important to clean them and take proper care so they can be in working condition as long as possible. The process begins to get difficult when you actually do have the tough to remove water spots or rust forming on the shears. It is extremely difficult to remove rust and water spots begin to stick around after so long. To keep your shears long lasting it is important to take proper care of them.

Red Carpet Styling

January 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Looking at your favorite stars on TV seems to attract your attention to hairstyles more than reading a magazine. For example, seeing Kate Winslet’s soft tresses or Jennifer Anniston’s sleek and straight look on the red carpet makes you want to get up and style your own hair just like theirs. There are so many stars on the red carpet who have a variety of looks, but one thing is in common and that is the way the celebs got their look.

Although the red carpet has so many looks, they are all achieved by one common source: heat. Whether it is by a straightener or a curling iron, the stars of Hollywood always look flawless on the red carpet and now you can too. The process for celebrity styling can be very complex but with these few simplified steps, you can accomplish the perfect look for all your nights out.

One of the best parts about styling hair for a big event is that you can use your hair straightener to create so many styles. Not many people know about the versatile functions of a hair  straightener, but when you put this tool to work there are so many things it can accomplish. Going for a polished look is one option, which you can create by simply running a straightener through your hair in a matter of ten or fifteen minutes. Start with your heat protectant spray and begin straightening with an iron. The size will vary based on the type of hair you have. For thick and curly hair, 3-inch wide plates are advised and for thin hair, 1-inch plates are best. Another tip to remember is to run the straightener vertically through your hair to give it a smoother look.

If you are looking to get soft waves, you can easily create just that with a hair straightener. It’s almost identical to the process of straightening your hair, which makes the process even simpler for the stylist. The best way to create curls is to start at the crown of the hair and clamp down. Next while the plates are closed, turn the iron in one full circle and then begin running it down your hair just like you would if you were straightening. There is no standing and waiting with a curling iron in your hair if you use a hair straightener. This process is so efficient when you are short on time as well. Finish off your curls with a fresh spritz of root lifter spray and a quick run through with your fingers to loosen the curls slightly.

Red carpet hairstyles may look impossible to achieve when you see your favorite stars with ridiculously beautiful styles. However, after following the steps above, you will realize how easy it can be to create the exact same looks without spending a fortune on a stylist or a Hollywood curling iron or straightener. Get started making your hair red carpet worthy for your perfect night on the town!

How to Get Perfect Side Swept Bangs

March 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Side swept bangs are not only a hot trend but are also a very flirty and sexy bang. To get the perfect side swept bang you see on stars like Reese Witherspoon follow these simple steps.

  • Ask your stylist to cut your bangs so that they hit right between your eyelashes and eyebrows.
  • Remember, when styling your side swept bangs, you want them to lay flat, not flip under like they did in the 80′s.
  • Part your bangs at the side and using a medium sized flat brush, brush your bangs downwards as you blow dry.
  • As you blow dry your bangs be sure to point your hair dryer downwards at your bangs, holding the dryer directly about your fringe.
  • To help keep bangs in place spray an eyebrow brush with a light mist of hairspray and comb over bangs for a soft hold.

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Watching Videos For The Best Flat Iron Tips

March 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

If you want to start using a flat iron to get those gorgeous straight locks that so many women are featuring in their hairstyle now it can seem daunting at first on just how you want to go about doing that. Of course some women make an appointment with a stylist and have them do their hair the first time and they pay close attention to how the professional uses the flat iron to get their hair looking its best. Of course this can be a little tough to do since you really cannot get a good view of the top of your own head to see exactly what is going on.

Of course you can also read on how to do this on the internet but even this is tough for some women since it just sounds so easy until you actually grab a flat iron and try to perform the steps. Luckily the boom in videos on the internet now means there is a wealth of flat iron tips in easily viewable video formats. These snippets of women flattening their hair with a flat iron makes seeing just how to use one of these professional hair tools a whole lot easier and some women have some really good tips to share that may come in handy for you.

Getting Great Cuts For Thick Hair

January 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Women who have thin hair look at those with thick tresses and wish they had hair like that, but those with that really thick hair sometimes struggle to get good looks with so much hair to work with. To those with thin hair it may sound amazing but too much hair can actually be hard to style and weigh itself down so you do not look your best.

Of course for women who have this problem the solution is very simple and that it thinning. For these women a pair of hair thinning shears in the hands of a skilled stylist can mean getting the easy to manage looks that will have them appearing their absolute best. Thinning shears are specially designed to remove only some of the hair with each cut to do exactly as the name applies, to thin the hair out. This means there will be less hair weighing down the style that will result in more volume even though that sounds like it should be totally opposite. A good thinning can make the style of women with really thick hair pop so that it can looks its best and a stylist with thinning shears can make this happen for a great look.

Chemical Straighteners vs. Hair Straighteners

November 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s inevitable; you want to change your hair style from time to time everyone does. But what if you have curly hair and you want to make it straight? You do have a few options available to you depending on what you are trying to achieve with your hair. Some people choose a chemical hair straightener over a hair iron because they think that straightening the hair permanently is the way to go. But what about the dangers of chemical hair straighteners? Is it safe?

Safety is definitely a concern when it comes to using a chemical hair straightener, because you are putting chemicals on your head and when there are chemicals involved there is always a concern for your health as well as your hair. Before any stylist uses a chemical hair straightener they should do a strand test. And why do you think they have to do a strand test? Well, because chemicals can cause harm, and by doing the strand test they are trying to determine how much damage will occur.

When you use chemicals on your hair they will almost certainly cause damage to your hair. And why would you want to damage your hair in the quest to create a beautiful style? That seems a bit backward. You should want to create a beautiful style, not a dry, damaged, frizzy style.

So what’s your other option? A hair straightener of course. One simple tool can straighten your hair safely, easily and not only will you be able to create the style you are looking for but your hair will look phenomenal as well. That’s because using a high quality hair straightener, one that utilizes the power of ceramic, titanium and tourmaline will actually improve the look of your hair. A quality hair straightener will infuse your hair with powerful negative ions that work to lock in the natural oils and shine in your hair cuticle allowing it to lay flat on your head. So not only will your hair be straight, it will be healthy, shiny and more beautiful than before. Forget the frizzy, over processed look.

Some people think that it will be easier and more convenient to use a chemical straightener. That way they can wake up every day and their hair will be straight without any effort. However, despite the risks to your health and the health of your hair, there are other issues involved with chemical straighteners. Your hair will require touch ups every few months, and the look is permanent. This means that if you decide that you want to wear your hair curly for a change, you’re out of luck.

And if you think that using a hair iron is not easy or fast, you are wrong! A quality hair straightener will straighten your hair out quickly and effectively which means that you can straighten your hair out every morning achieving the style that you want with minimal effort. And as an added benefit, your hair will be shiny, and healthy as well as sexy and sleek.

You do have choices when it comes to straightening your hair, but the only real choice for straightening your hair in a healthy way is a quality hair iron.

Cutting Your Own Hair At Home

October 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Cutting your own hair can be extremely difficult but for those who master the technique they can get the look they want every single time when they want it and not when the stylist can fit them in. Of course you should never attempt to cut your hair with scissors that are not sharp as this will only damage your hair and make the task difficult. You should invest in the best scissors for cutting hair that you can afford so that you have a instrument that cuts precisely every time. Have a clear picture of the style you want to achieve and take your time cutting only small amounts of hair off at a time until you achieve the look you want.

Chi Hair Dryers

October 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Chi hair tools are some of the best hair styling tools on the market and none of their tools stand out more than their professional hair dryers. These dryers are not only designed to be the best available for drying hair but also the best for getting the job done easily with the hairstylist in mind. These dryers are so easy to handle a stylist can easily manage one for hours a day. Try saying that about the cheap drugstore models that many women use at home. Also Chi hair dryers are so much quieter than any other dryer making it easier on the ears of the stylists who uses the dryer for hours a day.

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