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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 ┬ámy “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.

Kesha – Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 Hairstyle

February 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Kesha hit the red carpet at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010, at Brixton Academy on Thursday (February 24) in London, England wearing a flowy, one shoulder black glittery mini dress and her hair, a mix of beach waves and mini braids.

How To get Kesha’s Wavy Braided Hairstyle -

  • Apply a hair styling product such as Big Sexy Curl Enhancer to damp hair and using a diffuser on your hair dryer, scrunch hair as you blow dry.
  • Add more wave and curl to hair by wrapping 1 inch sections of hair around your curling iron, hold for a few seconds then release. Curl hair right up to the roots to get the volume like Kesha’s Hairstyle.
  • Take small sections of hair from the middle, side layers of your hair on both sides of your head and braid a few small braids into your hair. Secure with small clear elastics.
  • Kesha wears her hair over one shoulder which is easily done by gathering hair and pulling over your shoulder. To help keep it in place, spray hair with a flexible hold hairspray.
Click here to see Kesha’s hairstyles on yourself

Jennifer Lopez – Wavy Hairstyle How To

February 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Beach Wave hairstyles continue to be a hot trend however this year, beach waves have a bit of a 70′s inspired twist to them with lots of volume.

Jennifer Lopez wore this wavy hairstyle perfectly at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

Jennifer Lopez Wavy Hairstyle How To-

  • Blow dry hair using a round brush to create volume at the roots of your hair.
  • Create a center part and apply a styling spray and allow to dry.
  • Using a 1 inch curling iron, curl sections of hair creating spirals.
  • Starting from the back of the hair, comb through the curls with your fingers to break up curls and create waves.
  • Smooth waves with a bristled hair brush by gently brushing the top layers of your hair.
  • If you need to create more volume, use a wide tooth comb to backcomb underneath your waves.
  • Apply a flexible hold hairspray and you’re done!

See what Jennifer Lopez’s hairstyles look like on your picture – click here

Kim Kardashian 2010 Wall Calendar Hairstyle

January 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Kim Kardashian is known for her long, thick shiny dark hair and usually you see Kim wearing it straight and sleek or full of volume with loose waves. I however, love the beach waves Kim is seen with in her 2010 Calendar.

Kim Kardashian’s beach wave hairstyle is a popular summer hairstyle however I love that her beach waves don’t lack volume at the roots, and although the ends of her hair scream beach hair, the fullness at the top keep her from looking like a drowned rat.

To get Kim Kardashian’s beach wave hairstyle start by applying a volumizing foam such as Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam, to damp hair and blow dry hair with your head flipped over to help get maximum volume at the roots.

Once hair is completely dry, using a 1.5″ barreled curling iron, wrap the end of your hair around the barrel, hold for a few seconds and then release.

To get the ‘piecey’ look Kim Kardashian has that gives her that beach hair look, use a hair shaping balm, rub between fingertips and apply it to the end sections of your hair to help separate and add texture.

See what any of Kim’s hairstyles look like on you! Click here to try

Hayden Panettiere – Shoulder Length Wavy Hairstyle How To

January 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Hayden Panettiere Shoulder Length Wavy Hairstyle is a simple yet very pretty and classic hairstyle that can be worn on chin length and long hair as well.

How To get Hayden Panettiere’s wavy hairstyle;

Apply a Sculpting Foam to damp hair and blow dry hair with a diffuser while scrunching hair to help create wave and texture to your hair.

Once hair is dry, using a 1.5 inch Curling Iron, wrap 1 – 2 inch random sections of hair around the barrel and hold for a few seconds before gently releasing hair. Shape and place waves using your fingers before spraying hair with a flexible hold hair spray.

See what Hayden’s hairstyles look like on your – Click here to see now

2010 Hairstyle Trends

December 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

2010 hairstyle trends include lots of volume, 50′s inspired styles, braids of all sorts as well as sleek ponytails.

The bob hairstyle is still a hot hairstyle trend for 2010 however this year it gets a little edgier also, shoulder length bobs are making a hit.

Smooth, sleek hair of all lengths will also be seen a lot in 2010 and creating smooth, shiny strands is simple using a flat iron.

Create soft, smooth waves using your curling iron and this year make sure you have a set of hot rollers on hand to pump up the volume in your hair and add movement and texture.

For inspiration you can check out 2010 Celebrity Hairstyles for the latest in hair trends.

How to Use a 3 Barrel Hair Waver

November 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Ever wonder how to use a hair waver for soft, smooth wavey hair? Using a hair waver is pretty simple however, by following a few tips, you can avoid any kinks and unnatural looking waves.

Tip 1 – Always place the plate of the hair waver under the hair with the barrels clamping down onto the top of your hair.

Tip 2 – To create a natural looking wave keep you hair waver tilted slightly to keep the edge of the waver from denting the hair.

Tip 3 – When waving hair, always make sure to place the first barrel into the last wave so your waves interlock together, preventing any dents or kinks.

Tip 4 – When waving the ends, be sure that the ends of your hair are tucked into the barrel so that there are no kinks or dents.

Tip 5 – When waving sections of hair, pull them away from the scalp to create movement and to avoid stiff looking waves.

Tip 6 – Use your fingers to gently break up waves and give wavy hair a soft, natural look.

A 3 barreled hair waver is a great hairstyling tool if you want soft, natural looking waves and beach waves. A hair waver is great for all hair types and hair lengths and is an easy way to get wavy hair!

How to Get Fergie’s Cosmo 2009 Hairstyle

November 18, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Fergie is looking pretty good on the Dec. 2009 issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine! Her hair looks shiny and smooth yet with a touch of rocked out waves.

Here is how you can create this Fergie Hairstyle –

  • Apply an anti frizz styling product to damp hair and blow dry hair using a diffuser. If your hair is curly, straighten it as you dry it.
  • Part hair slightly off center.
  • Using a large barreled curling iron, curl random sections of hair. Leave out the ends of hair so that they go in different directions.
  • Flip head over and lightly brush out curls with your fingers so that you have waves.
  • Using a texturizing balm mix it with a pea sized amount of shine serum and work through strands of hair to create shiny, piecey waves. Smooth roots with the excess product on your hands being careful not to apply too much product at the roots as too much will make hair look oily.
*photo courtesy of cosmopolitan.com

Holiday Hair – Hairstyles for 2009-2010

November 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

This season, holiday hair is sleek, chic and elegant. Hairstyles such as the loose chignon, soft waves and the classic pony are hot trends for 2009 holiday hair.

This year, the chignon goes from the classic to a more modern version that is loose and somewhat messy looking. To create this look, blow dry hair and create a deep side part. Secure hair into a low pony tail. Taking sections of hair, wrap them around the base of the ponytail, securing with bobby pins. To create the more modern messy chignon, leave ends of your hair out.

The classic pony is a sweet and sophisticated hairstyle and can easily be vamped up for the holiday season with a rhinestone hair clip, gold or silver bobby pins or other hair accessories. The 2009 holiday ponytail is sleek, shiny and smooth looking but not flat. Use a flat iron to create super straight, shiny strands before securing hair into a ponytail that sits in the middle of your head. Brush hair straight back or create a part anywhere you like. Cover your hair elastic by wrapping a section of hair around it and securing with a bobby pin. Lightly spray hair with a hairspray to tame flyaways.

To create soft waves, apply a texture enhancing styling cream and blow dry hair. Taking sections 1-2 inches, wrap them around the barrel of your curling, hold for a few seconds and then let go. Once you have done all of your hair apply a shine serum for soft, glossy waves.

How to get Wavy Hair with a Curling Iron

March 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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