5 Hairstyles That Will Knock 10 Years Off of Your Age

The difference between looking fresh and youthful or older than you are can be as simple as the state of your bangs or the shade of your highlights.

Get bangs

If you’ve never had them, know that bangs work Botox-like wonders in disguising forehead wrinkles. They also make your hair appear fuller, which helps deflect from thinning. Go big or go home: Thick, softly beveled bangs are the most girlish, he says. If that sounds too rock ‘n’ roll, try a long, sideswept fringe, which creates pretty movement and also erases years.

Shake up your cut

We’re shouting it from salon rooftops: The difference between a haircut that’s aging and one that’s age-defying comes down to layers. Without them, hair doesn’t move–and nothing makes you seem older than stiff hair. No matter what your length, you want delicate layers throughout and face-framing pieces. This creates lush, healthy-looking hair, which softens your entire appearance. And we’re setting the record straight on length: You don’t have to abandon long hair for a short, so-called sensible ‘do when you hit 40. Just get regular trims so your hair maintains that healthy look.

Embrace your texture

If you have kinky or African-American hair and wear it natural, a cut that’s shoulder-length or shorter is the most youthful–any longer, and your hair starts to balloon around your head, which piles on the years. This hair type also needs a serious wallop of moisture to prevent it from getting dry and brittle (an instant ager).

Youthify your ponytail

Slicked-back styles put every pore and fine line on full display. Instead, use your fingers to rake your hair back into a ponytail or bun, which creates soft ripples and a slightly fuzzy finish that’s relaxed and sexy. It’s okay if it’s a little messy–that’s what makes it young.

Shift your part to the side

A center part can make you look severe. Shift your part to the side and make it slightly zigzaggy, which creates an effortless look that (bonus!) hides grays and roots.

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Edgy Ways to Style a Pixie Cut

Pixie Cuts. Considering how bold and daring they are, you’ll definitely need a lot of courage to ask your stylist to chop off your hair and watch as your precious locks hit the floor. If you’ve always had long hair, the idea of getting a pixie cut might seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.

Pixie cuts are fun and trendy, especially when styled well. Plus, they’re quite versatile and super chic so you can style it in different ways.

Here are 4 edgy ways to style a pixie cut.

Smooth and chic

Keep your hair straight and rock a sleek, sexy look. This look will bring out your eyes, accent your jaw, highlight your cheekbones and accentuate your best features. This look is great for formal events or even for your daily wear.

To create a smooth and chic look, you’ll need to a super deep part so that your bangs cascade down the front of your face. Blow dry your hair or use a flat iron to shape locks to one side then finish with a mist of shine hairspray.

Totally tousled

One of my favorites in styling a pixie cut is to simply leave it tousled. You can just roll out of bed and go, and your hair will still look fantastic. Ruffling your short locks with your fingers can create a cute bed head look that is both playful and casual.

Faux hawk

Faux hawks are awesome because it gives you a punk rock vibe. It takes a bit of a product, but not as much as you think. Here, you’ll need a thickening product to bump up flat roots before creating 2 parts on either side of the head. This will make you look like a total knockout.

Textured

Embrace your naturally curly or wavy hair with a sassy pixie. This pixie style shows that even girls with curly hair can rock a short hair style.

Apply a frizz-controlling product and let it dry. To speed up the drying process, you can use a diffuser and dry on medium heat.

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Why You Should Only Use Professional Hair Products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a wide variety of hair products available on the market. Yet, why would we choose a professional hair product instead of the cheaper, nonprofessional products?

Professional hair products are tested extensively to ensure safety, quality, high concentration, and effectiveness for hair. They always come with a money back guarantee which speaks volumes.

Products are tested on live models to assure that their testimonial always has the result desired. Not only do consumers use these products, but stylists use them in the beauty salons and give their expert opinions back to the companies about the quality rendered. Stylist’s opinions are used to review the marketed products, and we stylists can be very favorable or critical because an excellent hair product used on a client’s hair is essential to a stylist’s customer retention.

Companies offer toll free numbers that a consumer can call for any questions about a professional product, which is also a guarantee of quality also. Nonprofessional hair products are made for mass production and therefore they are not of exceptional quality.

Many of these products have high concentrations of alcohol, detergents, and other harsh chemicals in them that can damage the hair and skin. Along with drying out the hair and skin, these can strip out perms and salon color from your hair. Many of these products are not truly ph balanced for the hair, and can leave it dull and drab, or even fly away.

Mass manufactured department store hair products have heavy concentrations of wax substances in them also, which can lead to hair loss. The hair loss is caused due to build up of the wax additives in the product that accumulate on the scalp. This can smother the hair follicle and the ultimate result is hair loss. I have witnessed this hair loss many times with new clients who have been using these cheaper versions of shampoos and conditioners.

At first the hair products that claim luxurious shine and manageability seem to work. After several shampoos and conditioning treatments however, the wax buildup is evident from the dull lifeless hair and greasy scalp. It will take a salon clarifying treatment to remove the wax build up from the hair and scalp.

Nonprofessional hair products are not tested thoroughly enough, tried, and proven for the health and beauty of the hair and scalp. That is why they are offered at a cheaper price. You get more value in the long run when you pay a little more for a better quality, highly concentrated, professionally tested product, that is guaranteed to give you the results you are looking for.

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Cool and Stylish Hairstyles for Your Little Girl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I was a kid, my mom would let me sit in front of the mirror and fix my hair before I go to school. She always made sure that I walked out the door with a cute hairdo.

Just because you don’t have a degree in cosmetology, it doesn’t mean that you have to send your daughter to school with messy bedhead hair. In this blog post, I made a list of some of the most adorable hairstyles that you can try on your daughter. Most of them are so simple you can even do them on regular school days.

Ballerina bun

She doesn’t have to be a dancer to rock this classic look. This updo is excellent for school days or for the summer months.

Long, thick hair is enviable for women of any age. But if you’re in a hurry and their long, luxurious locks seem to be out of control, a ballerina bun might be the best solution.

Fishtail braid

Fishtail braid is actually a lot easier than it looks. With a little patience and concentration, you can create a great hairstyle that will look good all day and will keep her hair out of her face.

Pretty headband

This hairstyle is also known as a crown braid. This is perfect for little girls who are trying to grow out their bangs. It keeps the front tresses from falling on their face and allows them to enjoy a loose hairstyle.

Twisty bob

Bob haircuts are perfect for little girls with smooth, straight hair. Twist back a portion of her hair and clip it to the back of her hair. It’s that easy.

Classic pigtails

You can never go wrong with pigtails. It is the classic hairstyle for little girls. Plus, you can create so many cute looks by adding braids, switching parts and changing the texture.

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How to Choose a Hairstylist for Your Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking beautiful on this special day is on top of every bride-to-be’s priorities. But choosing a hairdresser that would make you look stunning is not as easy as it sounds. Getting married is one of the biggest events of your life and you’d want to prepare for it as much as you can.

As a bride, your planning list may seem endless as you have to make sure that everything has to be done perfectly on your special day. How you look on this day is also important since all eyes will be focused on you as you walk down the aisle.

Choosing you hair stylist

It is important to look for a hair stylist with a bridal portfolio that you like. Then, ask for a price quote. This is important so you could determine if their services is within your budget.

Selecting a hair stylist should be done at least 6 months to a year before your wedding. If you have someone in mind, make sure that you book the hairdresser as soon as you know the exact date of your wedding.

Consultation and trial

This should take place at least 2 months before the wedding. Here, your hairdresser will give you specific advice on the style that would help accentuate your features. They’ll also help you in choosing the right hairstyle that would compliment you and your dress. Also, feel free to express your concerns about your hair and don’t let them pressure you into choosing a style that you don’t want.

It is important to get to know your hairdresser and how they work so you could be confident enough that they could make you look stunning on your special day.

Word of mouth

I am a believer that the best way of finding the best hairdresser is by asking the people around you.

Ask your family, friends, colleagues or even acquaintances. The idea is to ask people with hairstyles you really like. These people could help you in finding the best hairstylist.

Observe

If you’re not too busy, take time to visit the hairstylists on your list and observe how they work. The best time to do this is during the weekend, when they’re busiest.

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Ultimate Guide to Choosing Dry Shampoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dry shampoo has become a popular alternative to regular shampoo in recent years. Before, dry shampoo was only available from a very limited number of brands. Thanks to the realization that frequent shampooing can strip away healthy oils and lead to dry, damaged hair, almost every hair care brand has released their own version of dry shampoo.

Dry shampoo can absorb excess oil and leave your hair looking and smelling fresh even when it isn’t. It can also add volume and texture to your style. However, not all of them are worth the splurge. So how do you choose the right dry shampoo for you? Read on and we’ll help you find the dry shampoo that will suit your needs.

Hair type matters

Choose a dry shampoo that is made for your hair. If you have curly hair, it is best to go for a cleansing mousse instead of powder or spray to freshen your roots and reshape your curls like. If you have fine hair, opt for a light-weight powder that won’t clump or build up. Also, choose the one that will add volume and texture to your hair.

Spray or powder

When buying dry shampoo, consider whether or not your prefer powder or aerosol. If you have fine hair, then powders are your best option. It’s also a great choice if you are concerned about particulates in the air. Aerosols, on the other hand, coats more evenly and can be fast and convenient. You can try them both and decide which works best for you.

Color

If you’re too busy that you don’t have time to go to the salon, then you might want to try a dry shampoo with a dose of pigment. They work just like a regular dry shampoo, but deposit temporary pigments to your strands.

Scent

A lot of women use dry shampoo to keep their hair smelling fresh, even after a vigorous workout. These products are available in a variety of scents. When buying dry shampoo, we suggest that you give it a spritz just to see if you like the scent.

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4 Hair Myths We Were All Tricked Into Believing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are a lot of hair myths that circle the globe like urban legends. Once a hair rumor is started, it spreads like a flu virus and develops its own life. Most of the time, we are duped into believing these ridiculous hair myths.

In this article, we’ll be separating facts from fallacies. Read on and we’ll tell you which hair care routine to toss aside.

Frequent trims make hair grow faster

While regular trims are a great way to keep your hair healthy, it does not affect the way your hair actually grows. Whether you cut it or not, your hair will grow an average of a quarter to half an inch each month.

One thing a trim will do is to eliminate split end and reduce breakage. So, if you want long, healthy locks, trimming your hair regularly is the key.

Brushing your hair 100 strokes a day makes your hair shine

If you’ve been combing your hair 100 times before going to bed in the hopes of achieving shiny, gorgeous locks, you may be disappointed to learn that your efforts have been fruitless.

While light brushing can add luster to your hair by distributing the natural oils to your hair shaft, excessive brushing can do more harm than good. In fact, this can weaken the strands and cause breakage.

Skip conditioner if you have greasy hair

Greasy hair is caused by the overproduction of sebum. Skipping conditioner will have no effect on your sebaceous glands. Your scalp will produce the same amount of oil whether you condition your hair or not.

If you use the same shampoo, it will stop working

This myth has been spread so much that may people believe it’s true. Contrary to popular belief, our hair doesn’t get used to the products we use. Your favorite shampoo will work the same way every time you lather up. Product buildup is often the cause of lackluster locks.

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How to Fix a Hair Dye Disaster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assuming you are a blonde who wants to try life as a brunette or wants to get rid of those highlights, you find yourself at the hair-coloring aisle of your local store. With the hopes of saving money, you grab a box of hair color, hurry home and start dying your hair.

Once you’re done, you wait patiently wait and time the entire process. Finally, you unwrap your head and peer into the mirror. Now, you get the shock of your life as you realize that your hair is 8 shades darker than the color sample on the box.

Maintaining your hair can be expensive, which is why a lot of people are tempted to go the DIY route. If your attempt to try the latest celebrity hair color trend ended up in tears, don’t panic. Read on as we give you a few quick tips to fix your hair color disasters at home.

Consult your hairstylist

Hair color disasters can be remedied if you visit your stylist within 2 to 3 days. Also, make sure to bring the hair color package with you so your stylist can check the type of product and color you used.

Wash, wash, wash

If you can’t schedule an appointment with your stylist due to your busy schedule, go ahead and follow these steps.

Shampoo you hair immediately using baby shampoo. Though baby shampoo is supposed to be gentle, it is actually very potent. Shampoo your hair three times (morning, evening and one other time). If baby shampoo is not available, you can use a lemon-scented dishwashing soap as an alternative.

Make sure to wash and rinse your hair with hot water as heat tends to fade hair dye. Also, don’t forget to condition your hair.

The next day, wash your hair 3 times again, using baby shampoo or dishwashing liquid. Use the hottest water you can stand. Then, use a deep-conditioning product to restore your hair’s moisture.

Wash your hair with clarifying shampoo over the next few days and condition as usual. This would diminish the color, but it would be best to visit the salon as soon as you can for a professional rejuvenation.

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4 Tips for Dealing with Sensitive Scalp

Sensitive scalp is an annoying problem. But this can easily be solvable if you know how to deal with it. Unsuitable hair care products, improperly applied hair color treatments, and the climate are just some of the culprits. Stress and tension may also disturb your scalp’s equilibrium.

If your sensitive scalp is giving you a hard time, these tips can help you deal with it.

Rinse your hair thoroughly

Alcohol-based hair products may cause your scalp to be sensitive and itchy. If you are using these products on a regular basis, make sure to rinse them off thoroughly. If not, these chemicals can build up, causing your scalp to react the way it does.

In order to get rid of these chemicals completely, you might want to rub your hair with a mixture of lemon and water before your final rinse.

Use mild shampoos

A great way of addressing sensitive scalp is to stop washing your hair every day, but we understand that this is a no-can-do for most women. Instead, choose a mild shampoo that you can use on a daily basis. You see, washing your hair everyday would strip off those essentials oils, leaving your scalp sore, flaky and itchy. As much as possible, try to go for a lighter and less soapy shampoo.

Moisturize

Sensitive, dry and flaky scalp needs moisture in order to rebuild that natural barrier that houses all those essential oils inside. Of course, you are free to use your regular conditioner. But once you notice that your scalp gets even more sensitive and flakier, it’s time to give those natural oils a shot.

Almond, jojoba and argan oil are the best natural plant-oil moisturizers that would help restore your hair and scalp’s natural balance.

Ditch the hairdryer

This may be tough for most women but you have to understand that excessive heat can be damaging to your sensitive scalp. Notice how terrible and lifeless your hair looks after being exposed to the sun for a long period of time. The hairdryer does the same to your hair. As much as possible, allow your hair to dry naturally and come up with a hairstyle that would not require a hairdryer.

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Surprising Reasons Your Hair is Thinning

We don’t want to alarm you, but men are not the only ones who experience hair thinning. Recent study showed that about 30 million women in the United States are losing their hair. Before you panic, please bear in mind that losing a few strands every day is normal. An average woman loses about 50-100 hair strands a day, even up to 150 in some cases.

If you are staring down at a handful of hair, do not fret. There are a few simple ways to stop the shedding. Read on and find out what you can do about it.

Experts revealed that genetic hair loss is one of the most common causes of receding hairline. But before you start pointing a finger at your father who now has a bald spot; please keep in mind that the gene can be inherited from your dad or mom’s side of the family. If both your parents have a history of hair loss, then you are likely to experience the same fate.

Though standby medications like Propecia and Rogaine are helpful, these agents only provide temporary solution. Hair restoration surgery is considered as the most effective way of fully reversing hair loss.

Anemia

If you are feeling tired and weak most of the time, you might be suffering from anemia. Not having enough red blood cells may result to hair loss.

Ask your doctor to check your blood levels to determine if you are anemic. If you are, he or she can prescribe Iron supplements. You can also consume iron-rich foods like spinach and black beans to help nourish the cells in your hair.

Stress

Long-term physiological and emotional stress may disrupt the normal hair cycle. This may cause you to shed larger amounts of hair each day.

If you see more hair go down the drain, take a moment to reflect on your life. Unhealthy diet or loss of a family member may trigger hair shedding. Don’t worry; this is usually temporary. Your hair will grow back once you learn to cope and deal with stress.

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