Special events like weddings or senior pictures deserve a special outfit and hairstyle. When you look your best, pictures look most presentable. Face it, you don’t see a picture of a graduate wearing sweats, hair in a ponytail and glasses with no makeup. That’s not normal for a picture that means so much in the long run. Some of the best pictures are taken when hair looks its best, ask any girl. It truly isn’t hard to style your hair for special event pictures, you just need to know the appropriate styles for them and how to achieve those styles.
As a senior in high school, you have so many responsibilities and things to prepare for. One of the items on your agenda are your senior pictures. Most kids get theirs taken about the summer between their junior and senior year in high school. This is a time where students look their best for a few pictures to be displayed at their graduation party and also to give out as memorabilia to friends and family. Obviously kids wouldn’t want to be known for looking sloppy and as if they don’t care. That’s why senior pictures are so important- teenagers want others to remember them in ten years as looking sharp, not sloppy.
The most appropriate hairstyle for a senior picture would be to just straighten it and let it hang over your shoulders. It looks the most professional and it won’t be too over the top. You could also curl your hair but typically when your hair is curled, you can have a little more frizz and flyaways that can stand out. When you use a hair straightener, you are more less likely to have those stubborn stray hairs showing in your pictures.
Weddings are the exact same way, except even more important. It doesn’t help to have an awful hair day on the biggest day of your life. Women want to look absolutely stunning in their wedding pictures and why not? In ten years when you and your husband look back at the pictures, you’ll want to think, “Wow we made great memories that day” after seeing a beautiful style surrounded by gorgeous makeup and perfect hair. You don’t want to be thinking “Remember how awful that day was because my hair kept falling out?”
For a wedding day, the appropriate style to sport would be an updo. To keep all that hair out of your face and look the most glamourous, you definitely need to have a high bun or some kind of style to keep hair clear of your face. Most importantly, your best features are in the face- your eyes, your nose, your cheekbones. And when you let your hair hang in your face on the most important day of your life, those beautiful features are hidden.
These are just a couple of those important events in life where you should actually care what you look like. Some might say “oh it’s just a picture!” but it’s true when they say that a picture is worth a thousand words. What you look like in your pictures can reflect how that day went or how you acted at that time.
When you look at a list of the necessary hair tools that you will need to recreate your beautiful salon hair style at home, if you are like most people, you will already have at least one of the tools on that list. The hair dryer. The hair dryer is probably one of the most common hair tools in women’s bathrooms across the world. So, there’s a good chance that you already have one.
But should you own that particular hair dryer? This is the question that you should ask yourself if you’ve been looking at the same hair dryer every morning for years. How old is your hair dryer? I have friends who have proudly informed me that they have had the same hair dryer since they were teenagers. Well, I suppose that demonstrates that you can’t throw anything out, but does it tell you that you have a quality dryer?
Of course, you may argue that if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. But just because a machine can last for two decades does not mean that it’s a quality hair dryer. Don’t you owe it yourself and your hair to upgrade your tools a little bit? I think you do.
So why should you part with your retro hair dryer? Well for starters, technology has come along way since you bought your blow dryer ten or twenty years ago. Now, you can blow dry your hair in a fraction of the time that it takes you with your old machine. That means that not only will you be able to cut your styling time in half, but you will be exposing your hair to much less time under the heat which means that you will be protecting your hair from excessive styling heat.
But don’t worry, with today’s new dryers you won’t be damaging your hair anyway. Ceramic covered elements and hair dryers with tourmaline technology actually emit negative ions that work to dry your hair faster and to close the hair shaft which means the hair will be laying down flat on your head which makes it look smooth and healthy. Not only will your hair look smooth, it will be healthier. Tourmaline technology has been shown to actually improve the health of the hair shaft which means beautiful, bouncy hair for you.
If that’s not enough to convince you to get a new dryer – consider this. Older hair dryers can become safety hazards because they get clogged with hair and lint. In many older models of dryers, you cannot easily remove the back to get at the fine filter in order to clean it. That means that you cannot remove the build up that could potentially present a problem. Older dryers use more energy and generate more heat, and if you have a build up of lint and hair in your dryer, you are setting the stage for a fire hazard. It is not unusual to hear of fireballs coming out of the back of old and dirty blow dryers.
So, out with the old and in with the new. It’s time to upgrade your hair styling equipment and reward yourself and your hair with the latest technology that will give you the beautiful, healthy hair that you deserve.