Do you remember what your hairstyle was in high school? What was the “it” look back then?
These are the hairdos that did their part in defining a generation. These are in no particular order but definitely, have cemented their mark in hair history.
1. The Eton Crop
It was named after the famous English school whose boys wore their hair slightly longer than was usual for the day. It was, in fact, sometimes termed the “boyish bob.” This super-short cut was revolutionary in the 1920s. Jazz Age chanteuse Josephine Baker wore hers slicked down with gel.
2. The Bob
This short, stylish haircut first popularized in the 1920s has many famous fans. That’s because the swingy layers flatter all face shapes. If you’re hesitant to chop off your hard-earned inches all at once, we’ve got lobs (a.k.a. long bobs) for you to ease into it! Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway, and Jennifer Lawrence, just to name a few, have been seen sporting this ‘do.
3. The Beehive
The beehive is a woman’s hairstyle in which long hair is piled up in a conical shape on the top of the head and slightly backward pointing, giving some resemblance to the shape of nature’s beehive. It is also known as the B-52 due to a resemblance to the distinctive nose of the Boeing B-52 airplane.
Think about Audrey Hepburn’s glossy beehive at “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” down to Amy Winehouse’s signature exaggerated beehive. The style can go either exquisite or with a dash of danger. Either way, the beehive is a modern classic.
4. The Betty Bangs
Bettie Page, an American modeling legend, became popular in the 1950’s for her pin-up pictures. Her biggest trademark was her beautiful hair which spanned just past her collar bones and was complimented by her short jet black bangs. Her bangs became so iconic that they inspired a style of their own and are commonly referred to as the “Bettie Bangs.” This style was wildly popular back then and because it’s so fun and flirty, it’s making a strong come back.
5. The Bouffant
The bouffant was a mainstream hairstyle in the mid-to-late 18th century in Western Europe. It was thought to be created for Marie Antoinette, as she had relatively thin hair and wanted to create the illusion of having a very full hair. It was also popularized in the 1960s by singer Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley’s wife Priscilla. Known for its towering over the top greatness, the Bouffant is a hairstyle one that could work just for anyone.
6. The Rachel
The epiphany of iconic, it was smooth, full-bodied and almost as much of a ’90s sensation as “Friends” itself, but Jennifer Aniston never cared for the haircut that became her signature look on that hit sitcom. Despite the fact that Aniston only wore that particular hairstyle during the Friends’ first and second season, the opening sequence and the Windows 95 Video Guide, and switching at the beginning of the third season to a more traditional long-haired look, it has become indelibly associated with the character. In the second season episode, “The One With The Lesbian Wedding,” Rachel Green bemoans the fact that her mother is trying to pattern her own life after hers, lamenting, “Couldn’t she just copy my haircut?”
Hair Tips for Summer
Summer is finally here! You’re probably just as ready as we are to jump into a pool or hit the beach and enjoy the water. There’s one question we need to ask, though: is your hair ready to fight off the summer damage?
Here are a 5 essential hair tips you can follow to keep your tresses shiny and healthy as you soak up some sun.
1. Get a haircut.
Your locks grow faster in the summer so it would be a good idea to get a chic but easy-to-maintain trim. A short ‘do would need less maintenance which means you’d cut your morning prep time and lessen the chances of frizz. You’d also get rid of any split ends that might’ve started to appear from the start of the summer. It should be in a style that your hair can grow out of beautifully. Anyway. if you realise later that it’s not the haircut you want, it’ll always grow back. Just don’t cut it too short, if you’re unsure.
2. Use a leave-in conditioner.
Protect your tresses from the heat. Headgear offers the best cover but for when you can’t or when the hat can’t shield all your locks, put on leave-in conditioner before you leave the house. Choose one with SPF and apply it while your hair is still damp.
3. Use hair masks and treatment.
Apply a hair mask more often during the summer. Pour a coin-sized amount onto your hand and apply this to the middle of your hair until the tips. Then you can proceed to the top part, especially the roots, without adding more of the product. Hair masks are much more effective in adding moisture and adding a protective layer on damaged locks than your regular conditioner.
4. Style less.
Your crowning glory would be exposed more to heat during this time of the year so keep away from the blowdryer, the straightener and the curling iron. Heat makes the cuticle surface rough and ruins artificial colour. Take this chance to appreciate your God-given natural hair. For times when styling is a must, such as during special occasions, you can use a heat protector first.
5. Add gloss.
Increased exposure to heat can give your tresses a dull look. There are department store hair gloss products you can buy and apply on yourself but for a professional, more natural finish, see your stylist. A gloss treatment doesn’t cost much at most salons and takes only 30 minutes for your hair to look as good as new. You can also ask your hairdresser about toning which enhances your hair colour. Toners for light-coloured hair and dark shades differ so be sure to clarify that before you opt to go the do-it-yourself road.
Hair care should change as the seasons change. There are new weather conditions, a new environment and a change in your activities. Help your hair adjust to keep your ‘do looking good. Maintain it as it needs to be for that current time. As hair differs as much as people, always consult a trusted professional for the right advice.
Summer is almost here. This is the season for sun, fun, and beachy waved hair. But there are those who get greasy, limp, frizzy, or even brittle hair.
We have listed down the problems that this season can bring to your hair and what you can do to solve them.
Chlorine Water. This can really change your hair colour, especially if you have lighter locks. It can also make your hair very brittle. Soak your hair with plain water before you jump into the pool. The plain water will bind to your hair making it harder for the chlorine to get in. You can also use a leave in conditioner to achieve the same results. Then follow with a hair mask to repair damage and seal the cuticle.
Greasy hair. The sunscreen you’ve put on your back and shoulders makes hair dirtier. So washing your hair more often is fine, especially if it’s longer.
Sun damaged hair. The sun breaks down strong keratin bonds causing weaker strands and fading colour. To protect your tresses, use a UV hair product, then add a leave in conditioner.
Frizz. Use anti-frizz serum or spray and silicone-based products to tame frizz and smoothen your hair. Stay away from heavy products as well.
Now you’re ready for summer.
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8 Wedding Hairstyles To Match Your Gown’s Neckline
With an asymmetrical neckline, or single-shoulder gown, there are a couple of attractive hairstyle options. Side-swept curls or a braid or pony will cover your bare shoulder and balance the neckline, whereas an updo will focus attention on the stylish cut of the dress. A mussed beehive adds volume and glamour while contrasting with the gown’s architectural lines. Sweep your bangs off to one side to mirror the dress’s shape.
The boat, or “bateau,” neckline skims along the collarbone to show only the faintest hint of skin. To suit this design, have your hair up and off the face in either a cropped cut with finger waves or a low updo in a soft, feminine style. If you have long tresses, secure the bulk of hair at the nape of your neck. A row of decorative bobby pins, a brooch or a barrette will add a little flash when pinned at the side or to the back of the hair.
An ivory dress with ruched straps pushed off the shoulders is pure class. A smooth and simple updo radiates elegance and draws attention to one body part that never gets flabby: the shoulders. We like a deep side part and strands so shiny you can see your reflection. A tight knot or chignon is a mature option for a sophisticated style.
Strapless, the choice of many brides, looks exquisite with loose, flowing locks. This type of hairstyle adds versatility in photographs, as hair can be pushed off shoulders or pulled over to offer more coverage. A perfect side part and soft waves will add a princess quality to your look without going over the top. A slightly wet appearance at the roots adds a modern twist.
The square neck is a no-fuss cut that can reveal almost as much skin as a strapless and shows off a beautiful collarbone and décolleté. This dress suits a modern bouffant hairstyle with a thin headband and volume at the crown. The look is perfect for the bride that wants to dial up the glam.
An updo paired with a V-shaped neckline will elongate your neck, making you appear tall and lean. The lace on this gown adds a romantic flair, so choose a hairstyle to match. The mid-part and braided circlet offer a regal element to the look, as well as the perfect place to clip in your veil—no tiara necessary.
A high neckline is an atypical choice that will make a refined statement. Hair should be pinned up to show off the gown in all its glory and loose, carefree waves to contrast with the ladylike collar. This style should look textured, as though you just stepped from the ocean and twisted your strands up yourself. Allow short tendrils to escape around your ears.
A low scoop neck reveals cleavage, especially when enhanced with a hidden corset. A simple style and thin straps goes best with long, straight tresses and a sleek blunt bang. To nail the look, hair must be ultra shiny. No flyways; not a hair out of place. Admittedly, the pairing is a little more Hollywood than wedding, but that’s a good thing!
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The Importance Of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is important to your health, which is why you’re always advised to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables.
But did you know that Vitamin C is also a fighter against aging?
This powerful antioxidant slows free radical damage, those pesky, unstable molecules that damage collagen, cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles.
So choose products that carry Vitamin C. But beware, Vitamin C is unstable. If it is poorly prepared, the benefits are lost.
However, you can rest assured that the vitamin C we carry has been carefully prepared, preserving its powerful benefits.
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How To Get The Perfect Tan
In getting the perfect spray tan, there are a few tips we can give you to achieve it.
• Lightly exfoliate your body three days before your appointment. Getting the old skin off allows your tan to easily penetrate newer skin for a smooth look.
• Moisturize! Make sure your skin has plenty of moisture prior to the spray tan application. This will allow even saturation of the product
• If you shave your legs, do it the night before. Shaving right after your tan can shorten the life of it.
• Skip perfume, deodorant, or body sprays. Don’t wear anything that could be a barrier resulting in stains or spots.
• Wear loose dark clothing. On the day of the spray tan, wear old clothing, preferably dark. The spray tan will come off on your clothes. Wear old pajamas to bed that night as well.
And don’t get anywhere near water for 8 hours after the application to allow the tan to set.
Follow these rules and everyone will envy your beautifully tanned skin.
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