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- 03/29/13--07:20: Undercut Hair Ideas and Faux Undercuts
- 03/31/13--02:58: Home Remedies for Dry Scalp
- 04/01/13--01:17: Hot High Volume Hairstyles for Summer 2013
- 04/01/13--07:01: Layered Long Hairstyles: How to Style and Wear
- 04/01/13--16:10: Celebrity Hair: Miranda Kerr's Hair Color
- 04/02/13--12:43: Bangs/ Fringes for Round Faces
- 04/04/13--02:50: Short Hairstyles for Grey Hair
- 04/05/13--04:33: 90s Hairstyle Trends: Box Braids
- 04/05/13--12:29: How to Clean Hair Brushes
- 04/09/13--02:55: Top Celebrity Hair Stylists
- 04/10/13--05:24: 50s Hairstyles: Short Pin Up Hairstyles
- 04/10/13--10:42: How to Grow Your Hair Out
- 04/11/13--10:17: How to Get Big Hair
- 04/15/13--03:48: Celebrity Hairstyles from the MTV Movie Awards 2013
- 05/03/13--07:56: Reese Witherspoon Hair: Best Styles and Cuts
- 05/07/13--02:58: MET Ball 2013 Hairstyles and Updos
- 05/08/13--08:26: Best Ammonia Free Hair Colors
- 05/09/13--03:48: Chocolate Brown Hair Color Ideas
- 05/09/13--12:00: What Hair Color is Right for You?
- 05/14/13--02:16: 3 Chic Side Ponytail Hairstyles
A unisex haircut with shorter sections, the undercut
hairstyle is increasingly popular for women. Shearing away a
section of hair is the punk version of this style, but you can also
sport the undercut hair look without cutting too much.
A popular style for men for much longer, the undercut hair has become a hot edgy look after the likes of Rihanna and Miley Cyrus played with its punk sensibilities.
Undercut Hair for Women
The most popular version of the undercut for women involved shearing one side of the head, that can add a punk or grunge edge without sacrificing the longer locks that remain on top.
Closely related to the girl mohawk, the undercut usually involves an asymmetrical look that highlights just one side of the head, where the hair is either shorn or worn in cornrows.
The modern undercut hairstyle strays from the more extreme look sported in the 80s, for a looser and longer cut with layered and a softer finish. Don't worry if you're exposing dark roots by having your hair shorn for the undercut haircut: it's part of the look.
Celebrities Who Love Undercut Haircuts
Miley Cyrus and Rihanna are amongst the latest singers to sport
the (faux) undercut look that Gwen Stefani has been trying on and
off for more than a decade. While singers like Kelis and Cassie go
for a more extreme version, with shorn sides, Hollywood stars like
Liv Tyler, Milla Jovovich and Scarlett Johansson prefer getting the
look without any long term effects.
Faking the undercut with cornrows can be equally trendy and it gives you time to get used to the cut without having to shorten your hair too much when you're bored with the look.
How to Wear the Undercut without Shaving
Getting the faux undercut is fairly simple if you have
long hair and are inspired by this look that worked for Ke$ha and
Christina Aguilera. The first step is making a deep side part,
close to the ear on the side you want the undercut. Temporarily
secure the top portion of the diagonal strands while you apply
mousse to the lower half and blow dry.
Use a boar-bristle brush to pull your hair to one side as you prepare to braid. Create the cornrows vertically starting at ear level and secure the tips of the braids.
Once you're done with braiding you can release the top section and add dry shampoo for extra texture, to complete the look of undercut hair styles without making any permanent changes to your look.
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Stress levels, diet, environmental factors, overuse of hair care
products and medical conditions can all cause dry scalp. Moreover,
dry air, air-conditioning, winter season, too much caffeine intake,
fat loss, hard water and hair dying are a few commonly found causes
of dry scalp. Home remedies for dry scalp can treat all these
causes very effectively to protect hair and prevent irritating
symptoms of the problem. Simple dry scalp, however, often requires
nothing more than moisturizing.
Kerastase Specifique Bain Exfoliant Hydratant Anti-Dandruff Moisturising Shampoo is a hydrating hair care product for a dry scalp prone to dandruff, which removes visible flakes for up to six weeks. Rene Furterer Karite Intense Nourishing Shampoo (For Very Dry Hair and/or Very Dry Scalp) contains concentrated plant oils and nutritive active ingredients.
Perfect Potion Hair Care Hair And Scalp Elixir (For Dry Scalp and Damaged Hair) is an organic, natural hair and scalp treatment that helps moisturize and improve the condition of your scalp. Also, Philip B Hair Care Rejuvenating Oil (For Dry to Damaged Hair & Scalp) helps revive and balance a dry scalp, normalizing oil production on oily scalp.
Rene Furterer Complexe 5 Regenerating Plant Extract (Tones the Scalp/ Strengthens the Hair) is an intense treatment for scalp and hair, formulated with invigorating essential extracts of lavender and orange. It also stimulates scalp’s microcirculation.
A Few Guidelines
Organic oils provide effective home remedies for dry scalp. Heat oil and apply with fingertips on the scalp. You can also use cotton balls for better application, allowing oil to stay at least half an hour. Giving a massage to your scalp with Aveda Scalp Remedy Conditioning Concentrate really helps. It promotes blood flow to the scalp. It not only reduces dryness, but also helps improve the overall quality of your hair. Wash your hair and scalp using a gentle, nourishing shampoo.
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We love these hot high volume hairstyles that hair
stylists are promoting in 2013 as big locks styled to perfection
cannot but exude glamor. These are the type of hairstyles that have
the power to make traffic stop regardless if you're channeling your
inner rock'n'roll diva or you're planning on going all demure as
there's a certain sexy chicness exuded by new season high volume
locks. The best thing about big coiffures: they are perfect for
women with both medium and long hair lengths!
Now, there are numerous ways to amp up the volume of your locks - teasing the hair is just one of them but you can also turn towards the use of hair volumizing products and the use of hair extensions (method numerous women prefer) as they all work if your hair is normal to thick. Women with fine, limp hair might find it difficult to maintain volume and even if the result is achieved there's a chance your hair will look even rarer, which is exactly the opposite of what you're trying to achieve. Test out various hair extension types and see which one works wonders.
Those of you that are ready to make your normal to thick hair look oh-so-glam should definitely browse through the following hot high volume hairstyles and recreate your fave looks!
High Volume Updos
Updos look amazing when styled on voluminous hair and fortunately there are variations you can choose from so you can wear your hair up and still look different whenever you desire. Our suggestions? An inverted French braid that looks retro chic, a high volume ballerina bun, a cool French twist or a seductive sophisticated chignon that you can keep simple or pair it with cool braided sections for an even more elegant look!
The Beehive and Side Swept Hairstyles
Brought back by the late Amy Winehouse, the Beehive was given a totally glam approach by keeping this a bit more low key. Tease the hair and push the hair a bit upwards to create a pouf before you pin the rest of the hair close to the nape of the neck and voila! A stylish hairstyle that gives you a vintage chic allure capable of making heads turn.
Now, if you're looking for something more simple just pump up the volume and pin the hair on one side of the head using bobby pins to create a cool retro side swept hairstyle that looks fabulous styled on sleek straight and curly hair.
Loose & Natural
Need a change of style but don't want to do anything out of the ordinary with your locks? Then keep things simple and make the best out of your locks by amping up the volume, parting your hair as desired and flicking the ends of your hair slightly outwards using a flat iron or just create subtle curls or waves as these textures will add more glamor to your look so you can still keep things relaxed yet totally hot!
Long and layered hairstyles are the best options if you
like to keep your hair well below your shoulders and they're easy
to style if you use the right tips. Check out some of the best
long hair layered hairstyles and style them to fit your
Jessica Biel's Tousled Layers
Get the beachy casual look for your long layered hair using a thickening spray on your hair before blow drying it with the scrunching technique. Massage dry shampoo to your roots for lift and also to your ends. A lightweight hairspray is the best way to complete the look.
Olivia Wilde's Wavy Style with Side-Swept Bangs
Olivia Wilde's relaxed waves are an excellent styling option for layered long hairstyles. Start by applying a very small amount of hair oil to your damp hair and dry it while adding texture with your fingers. Curl iron the hair divided in 4 sections (sides, back, top) and then separate your waves with your fingers before applying a little hairspray with memory hold.
Ali Larter's Sexy Straight Hair
Get a sleek straight look like Ali Larter for your long layers by applying smoothing cream to your damp hair. After you blow dry it with a round brush use a flat iron on the lower half of your hair. Go for a side part with a hair flip for a relaxed feel and use anti-humidity hairspray to keep your look throughout the day.
Kim Kardashian's Curly Hairstyle
Part your hair before towel drying it, apply texturizing mousse and blowdry it with a large brush for lots of lift at the roots to get Kim Kardashian's layered look. Use a 1/2 inch curling iron and finger comb to complete your look.
Kate Hudson's Romantic Wavy Hair
Get a romantic side-swept look like Kate Hudson by blow drying with a round brush. Use a 2 inch curling iron for a short time on each strand to get messy waves and mist it with flexible hold spray.
Long Hair Layered Hairstyles with Accessories
When you're running out of options, don't go for a shorter look before experimenting with a few hair accessories that can give you a fresh style.
Headbands and scarves can change your look instantly and they're some of the hottest hair accessories in 2013. Try the low ponytail with beautiful headbands and get a sleek look for long and layered hairstyles.
Why is Miranda Kerr’s hair color so hot? Because it’s
amazingly versatile and very natural! Her earthy base hair colors
are darkened into a rich mocha or highlighted to warm beige, and
even turned into an eye-catching ombre shade in-between.
But no matter what hair color you chose, you will dazzle if you remember Miranda’s styling secret: finish rinsing your hair with a shot of cool water and mist your brush with a glossing serum and run it through lengths for daily shine.
Mocha Shades and Almond Streaks
Miranda’s hair has got darker shades at the roots, going lighter
towards the mid-lengths and ends. It is a good idea to start by
applying a dark brown base first. This will let your hair to “rest”
before moving onto highlights.
To achieve Miranda Kerr’s hair color with brilliant almond highlights, go for Clairol Natural Instincts Toasted Almond (Light Golden Brown). Ask your hairdresser for a root-shading technique for a seamless, natural result.
Enhance the shine in your hair with a cold or lukewarm Rene Furterer Fioravanti hair rinse, particularly good for oily hair as any extreme of temperature will stimulate the blood vessels, which - as this lovely brunette advises - encourages healthy hair growth.
Chocolate Shades and Caramel Streaks
The gorgeous supermodel is famous for her chocolate milk medium
brown hair. To keep your hair color more stylish and subtle
overall, make your highlights in the same color family as the rest
of your hair.
Miranda Kerr’s hair color choice for this brunette hairstyle is in a medium brown chocolate shade, highlighted with an array of golden, honey and caramel blonde hues, which gives her tresses a rich dimension and shimmer.
For the application of golden highlights through your hair that channel Miranda Kerr’s hair color, the best method is using foil strips. Especially if you're going for a more natural look: this gives you the most precise placement, ensuring you get the color where you want it. This is particularly important with this lighter color, which shows up more on your chocolate hair.
As all eyes are on the Victoria's Secret supermodel, get inspired by her creative hairstyles in richly decadent shades with deep golden undertones. It’s easy to see why – with her lush dark-red lips, glossy caramel-streaked blowout, and come-hither eyes, Miranda Kerr looks stunning - pure and simple!
Being afraid of bangs if you have a round face is silly. Find
out which types of bangs work best for round faces and which
hairstyles will flatter your features for a great look you'll be
keen to try.
Blunt or heavy bangs/fringes do you no favors if you have a round face shape. When cut right, bangs can add sophistication to your hairstyle, but only if they're used to compliment your face, not enhance its rounded shape.
Side-Swept Bangs for Round Faces
By far the best option when looking for the best bangs for round
faces consists of side-swept bangs. They can elongate your face and
give the highly appreciated oval look.
Celebrities like Cameron Diaz or Kirsten Dunst have used the side-swept bangs to their full advantage: drawing attention to one side of your face.
Side-swept is the best way to go for shorter and medium hair, but you can try some different bangs that can look equally good.
Angled Bangs for Round Face
If you want piecey bangs that cover most of your forehead, but not in a heavy way, choose a longer hairstyle. When your do is layered and the hair touches your shoulders, your face is easily elongated to support fuller angled bangs.
Worn best by Nicole Richie, the angled bangs can be cut right about the eyelashes, but with an angled look, cut at the sides about three quarters of an inch.
Wispy Bangs for Round Face Shape
Another great look if you face is round includes wispy bangs.
When cut by an expert stylist, these bangs look airy and don't have
the same shortening effect heavy bangs have on your face.
If you're tired of the bangs covering your forehead and you decide you'd rather have them side-swept, blow-dry them in the opposite direction of placement for a better look when set on the desired side of your face.
Highlighted Bangs for Round Faces
When you're bored of your look and willing to experiment with
color, highlighted bangs can be used with great success on round
faces. Get partial highlights for your bangs and the top layer of
your hair. This can make for a great look since it draws attention
away from your chin and grabs the eye in a pleasant way.
From bobs to layered shags, you can try a lot of medium hairstyles with bangs for round faces, but keep in mind that choosing the best bangs for your face shape is much more important than just picking up a magazine and choosing the look you want.
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Letting your hair turn grey naturally doesn't mean you should
also settle for a shapeless short hairstyle that doesn't suit you.
Try the best short hairstyles for grey hair, that can give
you a flattering look while remaining easy to maintain.
There are plenty of options regarding short grey hairstyles for women, but the one you settle on should be suited both to the texture and color of your hair.
Short Hairstyles for Grey Hair: Bob
A well defined bob can be the perfect look for greying hair and
it's easy to maintain if you find the right cut for your hair type
and face shape. Helen Mirren's beautiful age appropriate bob is a
great style for many women that aren't ready to go super short, but
want a low maintenance hairstyle for their greying hair that's
flattering and trendy: 2013 is the year of the bob!
Short Cuts for Grey Hair: Inverted Bob
Accentuate the angles of your face with an inverted bob, one of
the short hairstyles for grey hair that's perfect for a round face.
This stylish cut that highlights your cheekbones or jaw line in a
flattering way and it can be even easier to maintain than a more
classic bob hairstyle.
Short Styles for Grey Hair: Sliced Layers
If you want to keep it short but get a more refined look, go for
sliced layers, a short hairstyle that's been sported by celebs like
Sharon Stone and British singer Lulu. This is one of the more
demanding short grey hairstyles for women, since it needs added
volume on top and flipped out layers for the best look, but an
experienced stylist can help you make it work for your hair texture
Short Grey Hairstyles for Women: Short Crop
A short crop doesn't have to turn into a pixie and you can
choose to leave more volume on top to keep more styling choices
open for special occasions. Using holding serum or a little bit of
hairspray you can keep this hairstyle looking fresh everyday. Just
like the pixie cut, it's great for active women that don't want to
spend too much time on their daily hair routine, but the short crop
is a bit more versatile and flatters almost any face shape.
Short Grey Hairstyles for Women: Pixie Cut
Women like Jamie Lee Curtis and Judi Dench have perfected the
pixie cut for greying hair, proving that it can be both feminine
and stylish. Because it's a very short hairstyle, it puts less
stress on thinning hair and regular maintenance will ensure that
your hair always looks its best despite the grey streaks.
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The box braid hairstyle is definitely having a moment:
women everywhere have been going 90s retro with heavy waist length
braids. Celebrities such as Joy Bryant, Solange Knowles and Beyonce
Knowles have been making blog headlines everywhere for embracing
90s hip and evocative braids.
Classic Box Braids
The super-long, rope-thick style of braids and twists we’re
seeing right now is a direct throwback to the 90s, when Janet
Jackson made the hairstyle iconic. To this day, box braid
hairstyles haven’t changed much: women are still wearing their
box braids in pretty much the same way, piled high atop the heads
or down their backs with a sleek middle part.
New Box Braid Styles
Ever since Solange Knowles started wearing her hair natural in
2009, she’s been locking it into long box braids. Her
sister, Beyonce, followed the trend in 2012,
swapping her wavy locks for blonde box braids. While black hair
fiber is by far the most common color choice for box braids,
Beyonce’s brighter alternative reminds us that synthetic hair
offers endless color options and is free from the harmful effects
Box Braid Styling Tips
Make sure that your braids are thick enough and braided loosely.
You should also give your hair a few days to relax after getting it
done before you start trying to pull it back and experimenting with
the many different styles.
Premature box braids styling while your hair is still fairly tight can put major stress on your edges. Also, box braids that are too thin will be very difficult to take out. Remember, the longer you braids are, the better: waist length box braids offer a lot more styling options. For example, a sexy and sophisticated braided, low bun is an essential part of the box braid style!
Box Braids Maintenance
The maintenance of your box braid is very important: stylists
warn against using anything other than naturally derived oils to
keep your own hair moisturized while it’s braided.
Go for natural oils like Dr. Hauschka Neem oil, Eva Nyc’s Hungry Hair treatment or Rodin by Recine Olio Lusso hair oil. These can work wonders if massaged into the head twice a week, restoring your hair’s natural sheen with their revitalizing natural extracts. However, don’t go crazy and apply to many products as they can make your braids look old and frizzy quickly.
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Clean your hair brush regularly to make sure you remove the hair, dirt and product buildup that can soil your clean hair over time. Learn how to clean hair brushes the right way, based on their type and material.
Brushes need to be cleaned regularly just like combs that get dirty from the natural oils produced by your scalp. When you're also using a lot of hair products, hair brushes can get dirty faster and proper hair brush cleaning becomes even more important.
Some types of brushes, like the Anna Sui Hair Brush are very easy to clean using just your fingers to remove the hair. When you've neglected your hair brush a longer time and there's a lot of hair stuck in, you can use a toothpick to get most of it out fast. However, a comb can come in very handy when you're wondering how to clean hair brushes. Simply use a plastic wide-toothed comb to get the hair out of your brush faster and easier. Once you've removed it, it's time to move on to the next step, the washing.
Most hair brushes, like the Philip Kingsley Paddle Brush, can be washed with warm water and soap without any issues. You won't be able to use water on any brushes that have air-filled cushions, since the water can get in and ruin the brush.
Depending on the type of brush, you can either submerge them in warm soapy water or wash them more carefully while making sure to keep water away from the head of the brush. Don't submerge it completely if water can get into the hair brush through the air-vent hole. Nylon brushes can take the most water and soap, while boar bristle hair brushes can get damaged by too much moisture.
Removing serious product build up is easier with baking soda. Simply fill your sink with water and add a cup of baking soda and let the brushes sit for a few minutes.
When you're ready to dry your hair brush, you can let it sit on paper towels if it has a plastic or metal handle. When you want to protect a quality wooden handle like the Marlies Moller small round brush, it's better to use a towel to prevent water damage to your hair brush.
The Cleaning Brush
Some hair brushes come with their own cleaning brush which makes the process of cleaning a lot easier. If you choose a product like the Mason Pearson Boar bristle & nylon brush, you can use the nylon cleaning brush to keep your boar bristle hair brush clean and it will need less exposure to soap and water.
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When getting your hair cut and styled by the biggest names in
the hair styling world, you should be prepared for big prices and
long waiting lists. If that sounds like something you can deal
with, try 5 of the top celebrity hair stylists, straight
from Harper's Bazaar's Little Black Book of Stylists.
Celebrity Hair Stylists: Ted Gibson
Prices at the Ted Gibson Salon in NYC can be as high as $950 for
a haircut and style, but the celebrity list of clients includes
Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and Zoe Saldana. Since
Gibson is one of the top celebrity hair stylists, availability is
limited, but you can try to make an appointment using
LA Celebrity Hair Stylists: Andy LeCompte
A haircut costs $500 at the Andy LeCompte Salon in LA, but
you'll have your hair cared for by the man who's celebrity client
list includes Madonna, Reese Witherspoon, Megan Fox, Katie Holmes,
Demi Moore and Penelope Cruz. Appointments and more information
available at andylecomptesalon.com.
NYC Celebrity Hair Stylists: Serge Normant
Available at the John Frieda Salon in NYC, Serge Normant charges $600 for a haircut and style - sergenormant.com. His celebrities client list includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Gisele Bundchen, Christy Turlington, Miranda Kerr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly, Rachel Weisz and Ellen Barkin.
Celeb Hair Stylists in Paris: David Mallet
With a 200 Euro pricetag for a haircut, David Mallet is
available at the Salon de Coiffeur in Paris - david-mallett.com.
Celebrity clients include European actresses like Penelope Cruz,
Kate Winslet and Marion Cotillard, along with Sharon Stone, Liv
Tyler and Julianne Moore.
Top Celebrity Hair Stylists: Oribe
Celebrities willing to pay $400 at the Oribe Salon in Miami
Beach include Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, January Jones, Britney
Spears, Rihanna, Scarlett Johanssen, Anne Hathaway, Mila Kunis,
Olivia Wilde and Penelope Cruz. Availability is limited, but
appointments for this celebrity hair salon can be made through
Best Celebrity Hair Stylists: Mark Townsend
Working at the Sally Hershberger Downtown in NYC, Mark Townsend
charges $300+ for a haircut, but has worked on the hair of many
international celebrities: Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Jessica
Biel, Rachel McAdams, Lea Michele, Drew Barrymore, Halle Berry,
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rachel Weisz and Amy Adams. Availability
Pin up hairstyles from the 1950s are an easy to create
glam look, even for short hair. Celebrities like Dita Von Teese
love 50s short pin up hairstyles and you can try the best
While Kary Perry and Christina Aguilera have experimented with pin up hairstyles with longer hair, you can get good results even if your hair is shorter as long as you follow the right steps. Check out the best looks for 50s pin up hair, suited to most hair types, but more difficult to create for fine hair.
50s Short Pin Up Hairstyles: Pin Curls
Getting pin curls is easy for shorter hair and the technique
also allows you to protect your tresses from the heat damage of a
curling iron. For shorter hair, there's no need to go big, the
diameter can be just 1 inch or even smaller.
Set your curls with rollers in wet hair the night before, then enjoy the great '50s pin up hair the next day. Play with different places for the curls and use styling cream and a little hairspray to set the look after securing your curls with bobby pins.
50s Pin Up Hair: Victory Rolls for Shorter Hair
Victory rolls only need a few inches of hair on top to look
good, so you can easily wear them as part of short pin up hair
cuts. The asymmetrical look is the best modern interpretation of
the Victory rolls for short hair and you can usually place the
curls left and right of a side part.
Curl your hair towards the back of the head using either classic rolls or a thick curling iron and finish the look with a light mist of hairspray. For long hairstyles, they're usually worn with pin curls at the back, but they can look great even when the hair is shorter at the sides and back.
50s Short Pin Up Hair: Bettie Page Bangs
If pin curls aren't enough for the retro look you want, pair
them with Bettie Page bangs for one of the
best '50s short pin up hairstyles. This look works best for thick
blunt bangs and you'll need to get some curls done the night before
as well. To complete the '50s pin up hair look, brush your curls to
create long soft waves that go great with the styled bangs.
50s Pin Up Hair: Marilyn Monroe Curls
The Marilyn Monroe pin up look can be achieved using a 3/4
barrel curling iron by curling the hair on the sides towards the
face. Curl the hair on the crown away from the face and secure all
curls with bobby pins for this iconic look, one of the best '50s
short pin up hairstyles.
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Growing your hair out always starts with providing it better care. After all, you don't simply want long hair, you probably want long hair that looks and feels good. Try these expert tips on how to grow your hair out the right way.
Getting good looking long hair will have an impact on more than just your hair care routine. Hair is dead, but the follicles that produce it are very much living and they need to be properly cared for. Reducing the friction between your hair and the pillowcase is a good place to start and you can try a silk pillowcase, like the Frette Essentials Doppio King Pillowcase to make sure your hair doesn't get damaged while you sleep.
A good diet can't make your hair grow faster, but it can eliminate some problems that slow down its growth or affect its look. Try to get plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet, along with minerals like iron and zinc and vitamins A, B and E. If you can't get all that in spades from your diet, try multi-vitamin and natural supplements for hair growth.
Use the Right Brush
Brushing your hair regularly can either help or hurt it. Be sure to use only natural boar bristle brushes if you want to keep your hair looking great while growing. Try the Hana K. Diamond Wood Boar Bristle Square Cushion Brush or the Janeke (Made In Italy) Pure Bristle Brush - Plexiglass to brush your hair efficiently and with style.
Any type of exercise helps improve circulation in the scalp, but if you're focused on how to grow your hair out, spend a few minutes each day giving yourself a gentle scalp massage.
Hair damage is mostly caused by heat, from blow drying and heat styling tools. Protect your hair from heat with products like the BlowPro Heat Is On Protective Daily Primer or go for Carol's Daughter Heat Protection Serum. Argan Oil From Morocco Miracle Heat Defense Spray is another fine choice that prevents the damaging effects of heat and gives you smooth tresses.
If you simply stop trimming your hair, you might end up with a transitional look you don't like AND split ends. Based on how much your hair is prone to splitting, go in regularly for a trim. It might take a bit longer to grow your hair out, but you'll end up with beautiful tresses.
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Whether you want voluminous wavy hair or big bouncy
curls, learn how to get big hair the right way with these two
beautiful, attractive hairstyles!
How to Get a Voluminous Wavy Hairstyle
Step 1: Wash and Blow-dry your Hair
When you want to achieve a voluminous wavy hairstyle, start with volumizing shampoo and conditioner. If you want that big hair effect, blow-dry your hair starting at the roots with your head down: your hair may look big and messy but you can lightly brush the ends of your hair with a large paddle. Do not brush the roots excessively, this process can have a flattening effect and it’s the wrong thing to do when you’re focused on how to get big hair.
Step 2: Curl and Style your Hair
Section off your hair into 3 main parts and begin with the underneath hair while the rest of your hair is pinned up. For a big wavy hairstyle, use 1-1/2" curling iron to wrap thick strands of hair around it: do this from the middle to the end of each piece of hair to give a natural look.
Cover all three sections of the hair, with less work on the top layers of the hair to give a more natural wave. If your big waves look too tight, then use the brush or your fingers to loosen them and scrunch your hair a bit to give it more texture. Finish your voluminous wavy hairstyle by lightly misting with medium hold hairspray.
How to Get a Big Curly Hairstyle
Step 1: Start with a Ponytail
Gather your hair into a ponytail on top of your head and secure with elastic. Divide your ponytail into sections to keep hair out of the way so that only small sections are curled at a time to create the most effective big curly hairstyle. Take a one inch section of hair each time.
Step 2: Curl Hair and Add Volume
Curl each small section you have separated from the rest of your hair using a large barrel curler, making new sections until you have curled all of the hair in your ponytail. Remove the ponytail. Do this with care, so as not to crush the curls you've just made. Bend at the waist and let your big curly hair fall loose. You’re almost done on your way to the right results when wondering how to get big hair. Flip your head back and lock the volume with hair spray. Your big curly hairstyle is ready: beautiful, voluminous, and bouncy sexy curls.
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The MTV Movie Awards 2013 edition held last night in Los Angeles
brought together some of the most influential celebs of the moment.
The best hairstyles from the MTV Movie Awards 2013 were a
combination of sophistication with a refined touch and a hint of
originality. Each star opted for a fabulous style which beautifully
reflected their personality. Here are the stars who managed to
stand out at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and the lineup of the best
MTV Movie Awards 2013 Hair: Ponytails
Ponytails can be sporty and chic or glamorous and sophisticated.
Selena Gomez went for a gorgeous refined allure opting for a
voluminous braided ponytail/mohawk hairstyle which, along with her
sophisticated makeup style instantly made her an interesting
presence on the red carpet. Bella Thorne opted for a practical
sporty look which gave her a fab youthful allure, while Ariana
Grande went for the girly pony with curly ends and braided
MTV Movie Awards 2013 Hairstyles: Sleek & Straight
Modern vibes with a simple touch proved a popular choice last
night, confirming once again that the less is more mantra has not
lost its validity one bit. Kim Kardashian let long her lustrous
brunette locks steal the spotlight last night by pairing them with
fab nude lips. Brittany Snow showed off her fab asymmetrical bob
hairstyle and got a well deserved place on the best tressed list.
Holland Roden and Kylie Minogue also opted for modern looks with
fab center parts which flattered their features perfectly.
Updos at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards
A gorgeous updo is always a great choice when elegance and
refinement are the characteristics desired, being one of the fail
proof choices when trying to create a fab look. Once again,
effortless chicness dominated the show. Emma Watson opted for a
gorgeous classy low chignon with a deep side part which perfectly
complemented her natural makeup look. A polished chignon also
proved the ideal choice for Kerry Washington as it helped bright
her seductive smoky eyes in the spotlight.
MTV Movie Awards 2013 Hairstyles: Loose Waves
Among the stars who opted for fab classy touches with romantic
vibes were Zoe Saldana and Chloe Moretz. If the “Avatar” star went
for subtle waves which flattered her featured, Chloe went for a
more structured look opting for a deep side part which added a
modern flair to her look.
MTV Movie Awards 2013 Edgy Hairstyles
There were also stars who decided to think outside the box as
far as hairstyling was concerned. Hayley Williams proved that
colorblocking doesn't have to be limited to clothing with a bold
two toned hairstyle while Ke$ha went for a blend of goth vibe with
boho influences opting for microbraids in her long platinum
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Always sporting the hottest looks on the red carpet, Reese Witherspoon knows what works best for her heart shaped face. See the best Reese Witherspoon hair styles, haircuts you can try yourself for a flattering look.
Reese Witherspoon Hair: Messy Beach Waves
Wearig long textured locks at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, the Louisiana native's hair style included a messy center part with longtousled beach waves that perfectly frame her face and add texture on the sides in a flattering way for her face shape.
Reese Witherspoon Hair Styles: Straight with Side-Swept Bangs
Promoting her 'Water for Elephants' movie in Paris, Reese chose a more straight style for her tresses with long side-swept bangs. The side-part and extra volume on top created with a teasing brush suit her in a great way.
Reese Witherspoon Hair: Half-Up Half-Down
Pinning strands of her hair at the back of the head, the mother of two created a cute look while promoting the 'Monsters vs Aliens' in Madrid. A soft side part worked wonders for one of the Reese Witherspoon hair cuts that's lacking her usual layers.
Reese Witherspoon Hair: '60s Inspired Ponytail
Going with a '60s hairstyle at the 2011 Academy Awards, the actress chose a look with more volume and hair extensions for a vintage ponytail with elegant curves and framed with medium length earrings.
Reese Witherspoon Hair Styles: Big Curls
While promoting her movie 'Water for Elephants' in Australia, the blonde beauty mixed pinned back bangs with big playful curls that offer much needed volume to her hair on the sides of her face. This easy elegant look was completed by pink blush that highlighted her cheekbones the right way.
Reese Witherspoon Hair Style: Angled Bangs
Wearing a more extreme version of the bangs for the 2007 Golden Globe Awards, the Cruel Intentions actress opted for more angled bangs with long straight hair.
Try Reese Witherspoon's trademark side-swept bangs for a hot medium to long hairstyle or opt for the straight wispy bangs that are equally flattering, especially if you have thin hair.
Reese Witherspoon Hair Cuts: Medium Choppy Hair
The medium choppy haircuts are one of the biggest hair trends of 2013, but five years ago, the blonde actress sported beautiful mid-length hairstyle with wispy bangs that partially covered her eyebrows but didn't extend towards her eyelashes, like her more recent wispy bangs.
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The 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' theme seriously challenged the stars' creativity, bringing diverse looks tailored to reflect everyone's personality. The MET 2013 hairstyles are a fab mix of elegance and edginess which definitely proved to be intriguing and thought provoking. Have a look at some of the most intriguing choices from this edition of the MET Gala:
MET 2013 Hairstyles: Updos
The updos chosen for the big night sure reflected the participants' desire to stand out. Perhaps one of the most shocking appearances was Nicole Richie, who traded her signature blonde locks for a white hot hue which instantly drew all eyes on her. Emmy Rossum was a star who definitely loved the Punk theme. The best proof is her bold, intricate twisted updo which instantly turned heads.
MET Ball 2013 Hair: Faux Hawks
Some celebs aren't satisfied with simple hairstyles, which subscribe to the 'less is more' philosophy, especially with such a permissive theme. Sarah Jessica Parker was definitely one of them. Nothing about her look for the evening could ever be characterized as subdued. An extravagant voluminous bun made out of fishtail braids paired with an over the top Philip Treacy gold headpiece with a Mohican style brush for maximum impact. Jennifer Morrison made a similarly fun choice which perfectly reflected the theme. The sculptural fauxhawk rocked by Jennifer Lopez granted her a well deserved place in the best MET Ball hairstyles 2013 list.
MET Gala 2013 Hair: Short Crops
While some celebs opted for fabulous long hairstyles, others let their short crops steal the spotlight. One of the surprises of the night was Anne Hathaway who rocked peroxide blonde tresses inspired by Debbie Harry. A bold and glam choice, indeed. Miley Cyrus aced the theme by choosing a fab spiky hairstyle.
MET 2013 Hair: Simple Hairstyles
Celebs who opted for simple hairstyles often brought fab accessories into the mix, which instantly amped up the cool factor. Sienna Miller showed her love for spikes opting for an edgy jacket and a fab studded hair piece. Jaime King kept her tresses perfectly straight and rocked a glam gold hair accessories which definitely showed which side of the punk spectrum resonates with her.
MET Gala 2013 Hairstyles: Curls/Waves
Though curls and waves might be associated with subtle, even romantic hairstyles, some celebs managed to put that preconception to rest last night in a quite original note. Katy Perry channeled Joan of Arc with a religion inspired Dolce & Gabbana dress and statement making high volume curls. Lily Collins kept things simple opting for a few blue highlights which added a distinct rebellious vibe to her look.
MTV Awards 2013 Celebrity Hairstyles
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When you're permanently dyeing your hair, it can sometimes bring a lot of damage to it. Ammonia is used to open the hair fiber so that dye can nestle in. It is also known to smell terribly and can irritate the delicate skin on scalp.
Brands producing long lasting hair colors have long researched an ammonia free hair dye alternative that offers thorough coverage and a less unpleasant experience. L’Oreal Professionnel is one of the most well-known ammonia free hair color brands that has been touting INOA, which stands for Innovation No Ammonia, making hair as smooth as it was before coloring.
L'Oréal Ammonia Free Hair Color
L'Oréal Professionnel created ammonia free hair dye that enhances natural color with radiant and brilliant tones. Tone on tone color is ideal for first time coloring, covering the first signs of white hair. Casting Crème Gloss is the ammonia free hair color that gives your hair visible shimmering tones, glossy shine and blends away grey hairs. Give your hair a total beauty treatment with the Casting Crème Gloss, for glossy rich, natural-looking color.
Garnier Ammonia Free Hair Color
Garnier HerbaShine is the first ammonia free hair color enriched with Bamboo extract - a unique fortifying complex that helps strengthen hair for a more radiant and shiny color result. With no ammonia, the gentle formula works in just 10 minutes to nourish and care for the hair. Hair is stronger and color is more radiant and glossy. Browns are deeper, blondes are more luminous and highlights are more subtle.
Blonde Hair Color Shades
Clairol Ammonia Free Hair Color
Clairol ammonia free hair color is the perfect recipe for clinically proven healthier color. The Natural Instincts system has coconut oil, aloe, vitamin and antioxidants. Plus even more reasons to make the switch: Clairol’s ammonia free hair color works in just 10 minutes and lasts through 28 shampoos. Gently blends away the gray!
Revlon Ammonia Free Hair Color
Colorsilk is Revlon’s ammonia free hair color, which gives you natural-looking, even color from root to tip that stays beautiful between colorings. This Revlon ammonia free hair color is formulated to penetrate every strand with its gentle formula and after-color conditioner with nourishing silk proteins. Hair looks silkier, shinier and healthier than before coloring. Revlon's ammonia free hair color leaves hair in better condition and offers 100% gray coverage.
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Pros and Cons of Hair Coloring Products
Sweet and rich as the delicious dessert it borrowed the name from,chocolate brown hair color is Hollywood's trendiest shade when it comes to making a serious style statement. Most hair color brands offer different shades of chocolate hair color.
of the most popular companies such as L'Oreal, Clairol, Garnier
Nutrisse, and Tints of Nature all feature a variety of chocolate
brown hair color options, and the price for any home hair color kits
ranges from $10 to $20, depending on the brand and the type of
coloring. All you have to do is find the best brown hair color shade that works best with your skin tone and eye color and a few tricks on how to get the coveted shade right after the first coloring. From mysterious darks to dimensional highlights, there's a stunning chocolate shade for everyone!
Dark Chocolate Brown Hair Color
If your natural base color lacks the resonance of richer browns and needs to be deepened from a more vibrant color, then you should consider a dark chocolate brown hair color. Getting a dark chocolate brown shade will only be difficult if your hair is naturally a very light blonde color. If this is the case, you should dye your hair golden brown first, and then opt for the dark chocolate brown shade you covet. Otherwise, you risk to obtain a dull, flat color with absolutely no red undertones, or very bright red hair that has no resemblance of dark chocolate brown.
Light Chocolate Brown Hair Color
Many celebrities are becoming an inspiration with their appealing light chocolate brown hair tones. The golden honey tones are extremely sexy and there are plenty of light chocolate brown shades to suit any taste and skin tone. Espresso, café latte and many other subtle light chocolate brown color alterations are as versatile and stylish as the women who wear them. The softness femininity of many light chocolate brown hair color tones and the sun-drenched warmth add a natural shine to any hairstyle you choose.
Chocolate Brown Hair with Highlights
Already wearing a rich brunette hair color, but want to liven up your hairstyle to a deep chocolate shade by adding highlights? You can skip having an all-over dye job by adding lighter highlights such as blonde, or caramel, or go a bit darker with coffee tones, if the usual chocolate brown shades don't really match your hair.
If you have long hair you can give a new dimension to your chocolate brown hair with caramel highlights. Caramel or honey blonde highlights in your chocolate brown hair can look spectacular if you wear your hair in a stylish hairdo. Chocolate brown hair with caramel highlights is definitely worth it, if you want a sparkling effect on your brown hair, as they can make an ordinary haircut look very stylish.
A very cool way of creating an edgier look is to spice up your chocolate brown hair with blonde highlights: they are quite on-trend and look extremely attractive. Or even go for the trendy ombre effect like Jessica Biel's ombre highlights. The added advantage of chocolate brown hair with blonde highlights is that they add volume to your hair, making it look dense and voluminous.
Giving up your natural hair color has never been regarded as a simple procedure – and it most certainly doesn’t start at the salon, with you holding a fashion magazine telling your hair colorist “Get me this color!” In fact, choosing the hair color that is right for you means considering that picture-perfect shade which best compliments your skin tone, and draws attention to your eyes.
Going for a radical hair makeover just because it’s on-trend and stylish, without considering whether or not it compliments your face, could result in a strange, unnatural-looking appearance, or even worse, it could make you look years older! Always ask for an expert’s advice as to what hair color is right for you.
Consider Your Natural Hair Color
Just before deciding on a specific semi- or permanent hair dye shade, you should consider the natural pigmentation of your hair. Therefore, if you want a healthy-looking hair color that doesn’t easily wash out, you should consider the shades your natural hair reflects when standing in the brightly-shining sun. By doing this, you get to decide which shade you’ll try on when changing your hair color - since you’ll be sure it looks natural against your skin.
Don’t Forget about Your Skin Tone
It’s not exactly rocket science, but not as easy and simple as picking red, brunette or blonde either! Let’s suppose you’re going for a blonde hair color: if your natural hair color is a light brown and your skin tone is somehow pinkish, then you should carefully consider a medium golden blonde – anything brighter than this will make your face look too rosy.
Likewise, if you’re not sure about what hair color is right for dark skin, you need to know that darker tones look best with reds and medium to dark chocolate brown shades. These rich hues look amazing against your warm skin tone - perking up your features and making your eyes look even brighter. If you want something lighter, you should best stick to caramel brown or dark natural blonde shades.
Brighten up Those Eyes
If you want to brighten up those lovely green eyes or make your deep brown eyes even more mysterious, then you need to ponder over your eye color when you’re wondering what hair color is right for you. Green eyes, for example, look best with deep reds, medium to dark blondes and chestnut brown shades, while medium burgundy, light caramel brown and ash blonde shades make brown eyes appear even darker.
Side ponytails are incredibly versatile hairstyles for medium-length to longer hair. For a hotter look you can add messy curls, twists and braids to turn even the simplest side ponytail hairstyles into real fashion statements. If you’re only going out with friends, then straight side ponytail hairstyles are just perfect. For more special events, like proms and weddings, curly side ponytail hairstyles will create unique, sophisticated looks.
Straight Side Ponytail with a Twist
Classic straight side ponytail hairstyles get a twisty update, for a romantic yet and sexy look. If you want your straight side ponytail with a twist to amaze, then add in a cute hair accessory. Apply non-strike hair spray from BlowPro Blow Out on damp hair. Using a blow-dryer and a brush backcomb your hair and set it to one side. Divide hair into sections, one to create a simple soft straight side ponytail you’ll hold with an elastic band, and the other to add twists to this classic hairstyle.
Section remaining hair into three strands you’ll diagonally twist to add to your straight side ponytail. Start at the top of your head, gently twisting the first strand, and then hold it with bobby pins. Continue with the second strand, at the ear level. The third one starts just above the nape of your neck. Once your straight side ponytail with a twist is finished, secure with a cute hair accessory. Mist Hair Stay medium hold spray from KMS California to keep your side ponytail with a twist looking fresh and sweet.
Curly Side Ponytail Hairstyles
Curly side ponytail hairstyles are very dramatic, but unbelievably beautiful. You’ll need just the right dress and makeup to compliment your chic side ponytail hairstyles. For those of you lucky enough to have natural curls, put Joico Curl Definer creme all over your wet hair and let your hair air dry.
However, if your hair is straight, and you want to create curly side ponytail hairstyles, use the Sultra Bombshell Reverse Cone Rod curling iron and curl your entire mane without brushing the curls out. Gently twist your curly hair into a side ponytail, securing with bobby pins and as you go. If you want your curly side ponytail hairstyles to look a bit messy, rearrange a few of your curls – this works best with thin, layered long hair. Spritz on BlowPro’s strong hold finishing spray.
Side Ponytail Wedding Hairstyles
For brides wanting to look exquisite yet feminine, side ponytail wedding hairstyles are ideal. If you’re a future bride worried that your thin hair can’t do any magic tricks, curly side ponytail wedding hairstyles will add volume that will last throughout your entire special day. Choose to add twists or braids and have fun with hair jewelry!