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Archive for September, 2011

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Let Your Hair Color Reflect Your Personality

Many professionals predict more natural hair colors to be the trend for the next few years but not everyone wants to follow trends. Your hair color says a lot about your personality and people should choose a color that suits them personally. If you prefer to let your hair color reflect your individuality, here are a few things to consider.

Do you want your hair to be the first thing noticed when you walk in a room or would you rather have a more subtle hair color? If you prefer simple, one tone hair color doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it can be quite stunning. Add deep colors to dark hair to give it dimension and make it stand out. Light-colored hair will get attention in a subtle way when colors such as, honey and ash are used to lighten it up.

Are the traditional colors more suited for your personality or does futuristic colors capture your attention the most? Add dimension to any plain and simple hairstyle by foiling three or four different color tones in your hair to create a dramatic effect without being too controversial.

When you truly want to make a dramatic change all at once, think about becoming a real redhead or color your hair jet-black or platinum. Other odd colors that can make a dramatic change include silver, gold, blue, purple and bronze. However, be aware that this type of change will get plenty of attention so choose something that suits your skin tones and features.

Highlighting dark colored straight hair with a top layer of curls in an untraditional color or even a lighter color creates a look of innocence while you can create a saucier look by reversing the colors. Make a statement without coloring all of your hair by adding a splash of unusual color to your bangs or on one side of the head.

The two most popular seasons to make a change in hair color is the spring and fall. Spring gives the feeling of freshness and inspires people to make a change that’s fresh and new. It can also help to brighten faded and dull hair color that has occurred over the fall and winter caused by harsh products and hard water. The sun is not the only thing that fades out hair color.

Fall is a popular season because it helps to lift spirits before the winter blues sets in and it helps to give life to dull sun-bleached hair. When your hairstyle seems too simple and boring, you can add some pizzazz with a splash of color. Certain colors will complement your facial features and skin tone better than others so, put some thought into it before choosing. There is a hair color available to reflect your personality perfectly.

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Bridal Hair Trend: Braids

Every bride needs that perfect hairstyle to complete her look. Bridal hairstyles go in and out of fashion just like wedding gowns. Get the scoop on one of the hottest bridal hair trends these days: braids.

What is the appeal of braids? Well, for one thing, they are quite versatile. They can be loose and bohemian or polished and sophisticated. Braids are a great way to add texture to a classic hairdo or to tame long wavy hair on a hot summer day. They work for pretty much any hair texture other than very curly hair. Some of the braided hairstyles are also easy enough that a friend could do them if you will not be using a professional hairstylist for your wedding.

The simplest braid design is to pull back all of the hair into a low loose braid. The trend for this kind of braid is relaxed and beachy, so the hair should be pulled back softly around the face. Allow the natural texture of your hair to be seen, particularly if it is wavy. This look has been sported by celebrities like Nicole Kidman as well as brides, and it tends to look best when the braid is done a bit off center. Play up the bohemian nature of this soft hairstyle with large dangly earrings as part of your crystal bridal jewelry set.

Another gorgeous way to wear braids is as a part of a polished knot. The stylist creates a small braid on either side of the head. Those braids lead into a formal knot style at the back of the head. If you like a more understated look, the knot can be down by the nape of the neck or make more of a statement by placing the knot more in the center back of the head. A crystal and rhinestone spray on a comb will look incredible tucked into the side of this sophisticated hairdo. Choose a comb that complements the details of your crystal bridal jewelry, from delicate to more elaborate.

Yet another variation on a braided wedding hairstyle is to pull the hair back with a slight lift at the crown. Secure into a ponytail. Then take sections of the ponytail and create numerous smaller braids. Those braids are then wrapped into a classic knot style at the back of the head. It gives a great texture to a timeless style and is ideal for almost any wedding, from casual to formal. This hairstyle is particularly well suited to brides who have very long hair, because the stylist will have plenty to work with (and it helps to get all that long hair under control). I must admit to being partial to this bridal hairstyle, because it is how I wore my hair for my wedding!

If you wish to make the braids more of the focus of the hairdo, another take on the current trend is to braid each side of the hair completely, and then wrap the braids around the head. When done towards the crown of the head, it does have a bit of that “Swiss Miss” look, but there is a certain vintage appeal to it. Wrap the braids further back for to get away from the Heidi look. Either way, it is a very angelic and sweet hairstyle for a bride. A scattering of hairpins will complement the wreath-like effect nicely.

Just as beachy waves were a couple of years ago, braids are now the go-to style for brides in the know. The great news is that with so many variations you can create a look that is unique and suits the style of your wedding gown beautifully.

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Ideas For Wedding Updos

If you’re considering a wedding updo, here’s some hairstyle issues that you need to mull over.

First, you must answer these questions answer these questions for your wedding updo.

o Do you want it high or low?

o Do you want it tight to your head?

o Do you want it flowy and romantic?

o Do you want tendrils by your face?

o Do you want bangs or not?

You can look through several bridal magazines to find all kinds of wedding updos.

You need your hairstyle to work with the dress you’ve chosen. For instance, high, tight updos look good with backless dresses and updos with romantic tendrils look stunning with ballroom gowns.

For the six months before the wedding, you shouldn’t color, perm, or chemically straighten your own hair. Let your stylist do all of the work so there is no damage to undo to your updo on your wedding day.

Along the same line of thought, if your hair is short and you think you might want an updo on your wedding day, start growing it out immediately.

Do not do a partial color of your hair in the six months before your wedding because the resulting updo will result in two toned hair.

If you’re torn between two styles, one solution is to have the more formal one at the wedding and have the more relaxed do at the reception. This way, you get photographs of both. Make sure that you’re going to be able to handle the hairstyle transition yourself though.

Ask your hairdresser about the possibility of clip on extensions and hidden hairpieces to make your do more glamorous.

Pick an updo that you’re at home with. You won’t “feel like yourself” if you pick something that is not natural. That said, you want your wedding day to be the most glamorous day of your life. You don’t want to overdo your updo.

Remember to schedule your hair appointment several hours before the ceremony so that you don’t have to rush. If you have an early wedding, you may have to ask that the hairdresser come in earlier than normal.

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