Wavy Hair: Neither Here Nor There

Posted by: Ginnette  |  Category: Curly hair, Length Choices, Wavy hairstyle

wavy hairstyleIs your hair too textured to be considered straight but not curly enough to be considered, well, curly? Welcome to the in-between world of waves. Luckily enough, there’s recently been an onslaught of new hair products as it seems stylists finally realized that we wavy haired girls need good hair care too! Mousse and gels made our waves crunchy and heavy balms turned our locks into listless strands. We’ve recently gotten some good news as wavy hair became the coveted style of beach-going girls all summer, with talks of “surfer-girl” waves in all of the fashion rags.

But, just like every other hair texture, waves look best with specific types of haircuts too. If you’ve got wavy hair, and like to wear it naturally, think layers, layers, layers! Layers help avoid the “mushroom” shaped blob of hair that happens when waves go wrong. Other than that, short, medium, long – sky’s the limit. Just make sure to remind your stylist to put in those layers!

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Bob Haircuts Work With Long Face Shapes Too

Posted by: Ginnette  |  Category: Long face shape

hairstyle for long faceLadies with long faces should focus on choosing a haircut that will not elongate their face more. Doing that means no super short cuts or extremely long hairstyles. Some may think that long hair is universally flattering, but, if you have a long face you should try and keep your hair above the bust line for best results. Remember Sarah Jessica Parker’s super long hair for the earlier seasons of Sex and the City? She is a celebrity with an elongated face and when she chopped her hair into a sexy curly bob haircut, it was much more flattering.

To figure out if you have a long face, look at yourself in the mirror and compare the width of your face to its length. If the length is almost twice as long as the width, your face shape would be categorized as long. The best way to tell is to Click to continue…

Curly Hair Styles for the Wild At Heart

Posted by: Ginnette  |  Category: Curly hair

curly retro hairstyleGirls with curly hair are always portrayed as sexy sirens with wanderlust for adventure. Bold, springy curls are eye-catching and stunning – the envy of straight-haired girls everywhere.

But, curls can also be seemingly impossible to manage with their unruly personality and tendency towards dryness. Read on for some tips on how to deal with your curly locks.

The best way to keep your curly locks in check is to start with the haircut. When choosing a new hairstyle, try not to go against your natural curls. Instead, choose the way you’ll cut your hair around your ringlets. After you’ve decided on the cut, make sure to choose the appropriate products too. As mentioned, curls tend to dry out quite easily so a good conditioner is essential.

Curls usually sit better with a layered haircut. By layering your hair, it will Click to continue…

Men Need Their Hair Styled Too

Posted by: Ginnette  |  Category: Men's

Men's bob style haircutSalons today have as many haircut styles available for men as they do for women. Some salons or stylists will even specialize solely in men’s haircuts. Entire product lines have now come out, catering to male-specific cuts.

Men’s cuts can be categorized as very short, short, medium, or long and can be layered and textured although most men will either consider a haircut “good” or “bad”.

To keep it simple, a good men’s haircut will work with the hair texture and natural part of the hair. The stylist will work to accentuate the face and minimal styling product should be needed, just to add some definition or shine. A bad haircut tends to go against the texture or emphasizes less flattering features. Having to use too much product to get the hair to sit right usually means the cut isn’t working with your natural style.

Very short and short cuts are easy to style but need to be maintained every 4 to 6 weeks to avoid that “grown out’ messy look. In the past, it was believed that Click to continue…

Love Low Maintenance Hair? Try a Bob!

Posted by: Ginnette  |  Category: Basics, Low Maintenance

low maintence hairstyleThere’s a reason that the bob haircut has been revived (yet again) from the flapper era of the twenties and the Vidal Sassoon revival of the seventies – it is eye catching, sexy, and incredibly easy to style. The bob haircut also happens to work with pretty much every hair texture available, and because it can be modified in so many ways, it can flatter every face shape: heart shaped, round, diamond, oval, or long.

The bob has evolved from the classic single-length round cut of the past into a multi-layered masterpiece. It can be cut as high as the cheekbones or closer to chin length, depending on your personal preference and what would work best for your texture. Choosing the right amount of Click to continue…

The Bob Haircut: Beautiful On Black Women

Posted by: Ginnette  |  Category: Black Hairstyles

Black woman with bob hairstyleDespite its coarse and tough appearance, African-American hair is one of the most fragile hair textures. Because it can dry out easily, it is extremely prone to breakage and knotting. Also, some black women have a tendency towards chemical straightening treatments and using harsh treatments and styling it too much can also weaken the hair and cause further breakage. Weekly conditioning treatments and using products that are specially designed for African-American hair will protect from as much damage as possible. Avoiding the excessive use of picks or brushes on the coarse curls will help protect from breakage.

There are many styles that look exceptionally beautiful on black women, and Click to continue…

Funky Hairstyles: So Many To Choose From!

Posted by: Ginnette  |  Category: Funky, Uncategorized

funky bob hairstyleLong. Short. Wildly angled. Straight and demure. Pixie cut. Inverted bob. There are so many talented stylists out there that the choice of “unique” haircuts has become overwhelming. Factor in your own natural texture and the endless possibilities that come from adding different colors, and you can create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

For many women, hair is their crowning glory. Some have let it grow for years with only minimal trims in between salon visits. Some just lack an adventurous side. Other women thrive on trying the latest, greatest, funkiest styles from fashion houses like TIGI (Toni and Guy), John Frieda, and other daring stylists.

There really is no limitation to what you can try. From boyishly short to Rapunzel-long and everything in between, you are bound to find a haircut that you’ll fall in love with. Most hairstylists love to hear clients use the word funky, as they know they’ll be allowed to let their imaginations create the perfect look for you.

“Funky” is a general term but when it comes to hair, it usually means a wild cut that stands out with bold edges, blunt bangs (fringe), and complementary color. Color doesn’t need to be too over the top either, warm lowlights or subtle highlights can accentuate a cut without looking like cheap store-bought dye.

Saying funky doesn’t have to mean “freaky” either, some of the funkiest haircuts are just a variation on classic styles like the uber-feminine pixie cut or the bob haircut.

How can you add an edge to a bob haircut, you might ask?

Easy! The best choice for the funkiest kind of bob is the inverted or “reverse bob”. Unlike the traditional bob haircut that has one length across the board, the reverse bob starts close to the neck and gradually gets longer as you get towards the sides. The cut ends with face framing pieces, usually chin length or a little longer. Sometimes, changing your part can take the bob haircut from expected to edgy – try parting it drastically to one side and you’ll notice an instant difference. Adding playful color, even hiding it throughout the hair’s layers helps transform a plain bob too.

By adding layers or using a razor to trim the edges and create more shape, stylists have transformed classic everyday looks into runway-worthy styles. What that means for you is that you can take your haircut anywhere and fit in when you want to, and stand out when you’d rather do more than just blend in to the crowd.

Hairstyles of The Roaring Twenties

Posted by: Ginnette  |  Category: 20's Style

Twenties styleLong-legged ladies in short flapper dresses. Coy, graceful pageboys, slightly turned in at the ends to accentuate the face. Daring bobs, cut close to the cheekbones. The twenties brought about a revolution for women’s styles – from hair to clothes to makeup, women dared to chop off their virgin locks and paint their lips red.

The women of the twenties can be credited with the bob haircut, a cut that is a favorite for many women still today. Back then, a woman chopping off her long hair was a sign of rebellion and many picked the bob haircut as their weapon of choice against the old-fashioned rules. In fact, some angry fathers and husbands would Click to continue…

The Forties: Pin Curls and Pin Up Girls

Posted by: Ginnette  |  Category: 40's Style

forties style curly hairThere is no doubt that women in the forties must have spent a lot of time styling their hair. But, it seems that what they were doing was right as we still wear some of their hairstyles in 2008. Back then, soft and feminine styles were the most sought after looks and women spent hours rolling their hair into the perfect “pin curls”. You’ve seen them on the famous pin-up girl pictures and they’re still channeled by retro-lovers today.

Once dry and unrolled, the hair formed big, round, bouncy curls that were then elaborately styled into different updos or half-updos, sure to attract their suitors’ eyes. Rolling curls was a Click to continue…

Seventies’ Hairstyles; Making a Comeback?

Posted by: Ginnette  |  Category: 70's Style, Medium Length

Seventies Style Bob HairstyleThe seventies. An all-around exciting time for fashion, most notably haircuts and makeup. Bobs, bangs, plaits, and of course, mullets. So many styles to channel, some still popular today.

Many of the seventies style are still incredibly popular today, here are a few:

Sleek and straight:

You may have heard the story of women who used to iron their hair back in the seventies. Not a big deal, but they used a basic clothes iron to get the straightest, shiniest hair possible (not to mention, plenty of split ends). Sleek and straight hair has stuck around but thankfully, we can now use the most modern ceramic irons that’ll do the same without Click to continue…