Sunday, June 30, 2013

How to Blow Dry Hair

How to Blow Dry Hair

How to Get Salon Quality Blow Dry Results at Home?

“How To Blow Dry Hair” It always happens. You go to the salon and receive the most amazing blow dry.

The moment you pick up the hair dryer and start styling, the magic a gone. So how can you blow dry hair at home so it looks like you just stepped out of a hair salon? It all depends on your hair type.

Fine Hair Looking for Volume

You’ll need:
  • A volumizing shampoo
  • Small Velcro rollers
  • A light styling spray
  • A round, boar bristle brush
“For volume, it’s wonderful” says Infusium23 stylist Lisa Chiccine, owner of the Lisa Chiccine Salon in New York City. Your hair length will help determine the size of brush you need. Women with short hair should use one that’s small. Chin to shoulder length hair needs a medium sized brush, while the large brush should be used on long hair, says Anthony Cristiano, Red Door National Creative Director.

Your Styling Strategy:

Chiccine recommends using a volumizing shampoo in the shower. Once your hair has dried a bit and is damp, section it and begin blow drying with the round brush.

Be careful not to over-dry hair, it’s the most common mistake women make at home. Chiccine says fine hair collapses when over-dried and your look will be ruined.

When you've achieved the shape you want (and can’t believe you got!) hold the hair on the brush and hit it with a blast of hot air. Follow up with a moment of cold air to set the style, Chiccine says.

Finally, set in Velcro rollers. The best technique for adding volume: Pick up the hair section and pull it forward. Then, wind the roller back and down onto the head. Seal your hairstyle with a light finishing spray. Avoid anything heavy that can weigh hair down, Cristiano says.

Thick hair and you want a sleek look:

You’ll need:
  • A flat paddle brush
  • Small Velcro rollers
  • Spray shine
Your Styling Strategy:

Begin blow drying when hair is about 25% dry. Be careful towel-drying because it can “rough up the hair” and cause frizzing, Chstiano says.

Section hair and begin work on the front areas first. Take pieces about a half-inch to an inch wide but don’t go larger than the width of the brush, he says.

After styling, wrap hair in small Velcro rollers to help keep it sleek. Chiccine recommends smaller rollers because a larger size may give hair that dreaded “puffy” look.

Once you’re done styling, you can add a shine spray if you like. Cristiano recommends Tricoci Match Radiance Spray.

Frizzy or curly hair:

You’ll Need:
  • Frizz-taming shampoo for frizzy hair, Curly hair needs a hair care product that will relax and moisturize hair, Chiccine says
  • A ceramic brush. Ceramic brushes can heat up and Chiccine says heat breaks down frizzy hair
  • Large Velcro rollers, which help stretch hair
Your Styling Strategy:

Hair should have some dampness when you begin styling. Don’t wait too long after showering, warns Chiccine, because dry hair will not straighten.

Section hair and use the ceramic brush to dry and style. Begin in the front, not the back. If you start at the back, once you come to the hairline, it will be dry,” Chiccine says.

Once hair is styled and straightened, wrap it in large Velcro rollers. Be sure to use large rollers because small ones will add volume. And frizzy or curly hair needs to be stretched over a large roller to straighten it.

Use a lot of tension and stretch the hair as you wrap it. And be careful with the ends so you don’t get “fish hooks,” Chiccine says.

Curly hair and you want luscious curls:

You’ll Need:
  • A leave-in conditioner that will give your hair weight and fill in the cuticles, says Cristiano
  • A large, wide tooth comb. Only comb your hair in the shower, not afterwards, Cris- tiano says
  • Styling gel
  • A hair dryer with diffuser attachment
Your Styling Strategy:

The process starts in the shower when you apply a leave-in conditioner and run a comb through your hair, After you shower, gently squeeze the hair and blot it lightly in a towel, Cristiano says.

While your hair is still wet, apply a styling gel evenly throughout. Next, take one-inch sections and twirl the strand around your finger. “This will help saturate product and give hair more of a curl,” he says.

Finally, blow dry hair with a diffuser and only use cold air. Warm air swells the hair and opens the cuticle, which may encourage frizz, Cristiano says.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Celebrity Sophia Bush Popular Prom Hairstyles

Celebrity Sophia Bush an actress best known for her role in the CW series One Tree Hill. Bush has also appeared in movies like Van Wilder and John Tucker Must Die.

But we're less interested in her movie roles and more intrigued by her red carpet hairstyles.Here we've put together some of her best hairstyle looks on the red carpet to help you get inspired this prom season.

Whether you have a short bob or curly long locks there is something for you. Take a look at Sophia's best red carpet looks to help you decide on a hairstyle this prom.

Modern Celebrity Sophia Bush Popular Prom Hairstyles

Celebrity Sophia Bush Popular Prom Haircuts

Sophia Bush Popular Prom Hairstyles for women

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Taylor Swift Curly Hairstyle with Braids in Love Story

I love Taylor Swift “Love Story” very much!! She is such a beautiful woman! Here are some pictures of Taylor Swift hairstyle in love story, her blond color curly hairstyle with braids.

Taylor Swift hairstyle braid
This is such a beautiful hairstyle, good for prom!

Taylor Swift latest haircut in Love Story
Taylor Swift curly hairstyle with braids

Taylor Swift curly hairstyle with braids
Taylor Swift hairstyle in love story

Taylor Swift love story haircut

I’m not sure if I can pull the EXACT hairstyle off since my hair isn't quite as long as hers or as curly, but I really want something similar, just trying to figure out how to make my veil work with it!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Simple Elegant Hairstyles for All Occasions

Elegant Hairstyles for all ocasions

Whether you are preparing for prom night or simply wanting to hang out with your friends, how your hair looks is just as important, sometimes even more important, than the clothes that you are wearing.

Your hair, after all, is your crowning glory. No matter how beautiful your outfit is, you would not do much justice to it if your hair is simply a mess.

Elegant hairstyles provide you just that needed finishing touch no matter what the occasion may be. These hairstyles are not only simple to do.

Elegant hairstyles give you that neat, sophisticated look that would make you look like a million dollars whether you are wearing just a simple shirt and jeans or a glamorous ball gown.

Here are some great and simple elegant hairstyles that you can do on your own that you can wear in almost every occasion.

The French Twist

French Twist hairstyle for women

One of the most popular elegant hairstyles being used today is the classic French twist. Nowadays, the French twist is one of the elegant hairstyles women wear even on in the workplace.

The French twist greatly complements a simple suit or dress and makes you presentable to your clients giving you that added confidence boost to help you close that business deal or land that job opportunity.

The Half Updo

Half updos are a favorite hairstyle for many teenagers. It is also one of the easiest elegant hairstyles that you can do and fits most hair lengths and thickness.

Half updos allows you to wear your hair down and loose while still keeping your hair out of your face and showing off your delicate features.

For casual events such as a night out with your friends, simply wrap a section of your hair around the rubber band holding up your updo. For more formal events, you can add a bit of glitter by sticking some subtle rhinestone hair accessories.

The Ponytail

This is perhaps the most popular of the different elegant hairstyles being used by most women today. It is also the most versatile.

The ponytail complements most fashions whether you are simply heading out to the gym for a workout or heading out to the prom with your dream date.

As with the half updo, wrap a section of your hair around the rubber band. For formal events, curl up your hair with the use of a curling iron before gathering it up in a high ponytail for that extra elegant touch.

Friday, June 14, 2013

What Is The Difference Between A Fade And A Tapered Haircut?

Before sitting in the barber’s chair, some men wonder the difference between a fade and a taper. Although these styles do boast certainly similarities, they can be dramatically different in both the aesthetics they supply and the remaining length of hair.

It is also important to note that either look will vary significantly, according to the person’s natural hair texture.

Photo of Colton Haynes tapered haircut
Colton Haynes tapered haircut

With a taper, the length of the hair gradually decreases from the top of the pate down to the nape of the neck and to the sides. It can be done with both hair clipper and scissor (with the help of a comb using the scissors-over-comb method).

It allows men to sport longer lengths while still maintaining a carefully groomed appearance. This cut also allows for more movement and greater styling flexibility.

A fade haircut image
A fade haircut

Conversely, a fade will usually taper the hair starting at the top of the pate and ending just above or right at the ear and at the occipital bone with no line.

The same cutting concept is applied but it can only be done with hair clippers in order to fade out hair smoothly.

However, the resulting length is much shorter and the transition from a thick crop of hair to a short, neat one occurs far more rapidly. These styles do not allow for much movement and generally work well for many hair textures.

The fade is low-maintenance and is best for men who want a short, neat cut while keeping modern and fashionable style. There are even several variations of each style which may be termed differently according to the shop location and the surrounding culture.

This makes it important for people to learn the local jargon that is used by stylists and to review before and after images that are kept in the shop.

It is also important to note that while your stylist will not be asking, “Whats the difference between a taper and a fade?” he may have very unique answers to this question.

Thus, if you are working with a new barber for the first time, it is best to give a clear description of the cutting style that you want used.

This will eliminate any confusion that can arise given location, linguistic and cultural differences. If you are more knowledgeable about the cutting implements, you can even select the razor guard size and thus, the resulting length.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What is a Down Do Prom Hairstyle?

For every teenager, there is nothing as exciting as the prom when it comes to their high school lives. Quite simply, it is something they will remember forever. For the girls in particular, it’s one of those rare occasions where they get to dress up and look their absolute best.

For the girls, the prom dress is only one part of a broader equation. They also have to think about what accessories, shoes, and jewelry will match their dresses perfectly. And of course, another big issue when it comes to the prom is the hairstyle. Every girl wants a hairstyle that is gorgeous and eye-catching, yet many girls do not know how to go about achieving their desired look.

Choosing a prom hairstyle is not as easy as it may seem. The decision must factor in things such as the shape of your face, your body type, and the type of hair you have (long, short, thin, frizzy, etc.). For example, if you have long, bushy hair, opting for a hair style that involves keeping your hair straight might be a challenge.

Another thing to keep in mind is that different hairstyles have different pros and cons, so it’s up to you to determine what tradeoffs you are willing to make. For example, updos are always fashionable when it comes to the prom, but on the downside they tend to be somewhat difficult and time consuming to prepare, and can be tricky to maintain throughout the entire night.

So, if you are concerned about the downsides of updos, why not do the opposite and try letting your hair down? This is often called a “down do.” Down do’s can look as elegant and sophisticated as updos if done right, and they take less time to prepare because you’ll simply let your hair down and make flowing strands to create a beautiful hairstyle that will match your dress. As an added bonus, you won't have to worry about your hair becoming undone when you dance.

Creating a down do is easy, and can be just as fashionable as your standard updo. You can style your hair with curls, or leave it straight and sleek, depending on your preference. You could also style the front part of your down do with off-center sweeps or with fringes to give a more relaxed and comfortable appearance. Female celebrities often sport these kinds of hairstyles, as they are easier to manage and give off a more relaxed yet elegant appearance.

The best way for you to know what kind of down do would work best is to pick out several styles a few days before the prom, and simply try them out. You can find plenty of options online or in fashion magazines. Experiment with the styles you like in order to see what looks more natural on you. This will help you decide what type of down do you should go for on your big night.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Modern Medium Versatile Hairstyles for Women

Medium length hairstyles are great for layering because of their versatility. Layering medium hair length correctly by framing the facial area often brings out a person's eyes, lips, and other facial features in a non-obtrusive manner.

A medium length cut can be worn curly, wavy or straight. For gorgeous curls, use a curl enhancing spray or mousse on damp hair and blow dry with a diffuser.

To define particular strands, curl with a 1/2 inch curling iron or set on small hot rollers. There are so many ways to layer medium length modern hairstyles because it is long enough to go short in different areas and short enough to keep in others.

The simple flow down medium hairstyle is popular because it is very simple. Just letting your hair flow down with either bangs down or parted with additional waves, ringlets, or curls at the ends.

One classic medium length cut is the bob. A bob is a haircut that's all one length and ranges from chin length to shoulder length. Bobs can be curly or straight depending on your hair texture, and look fantastic either way.

They're versatile as well, and can easily be up-swept for an evening look or left hanging freely for a cute, feminine look. Another great medium length cut is the shag. A shag cut involves cutting layers of various lengths into hair.

Modern medium versatile hairstyles for women

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Celebrity Short Haircuts Photos

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