Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Most Suitable Eyebrow Shapes For The Face

Eyebrows are an important feature of the face because they give the face its shape and frame the facial features of eyes, nose, cheeks, mouth and chin. The eyebrows are one of the few facial features that can be shaped to enhance the beauty of the face.

To achieve the most flattering effect it is important to consider both face shape and eye types. The perfect eyebrow shape is closely related to the actual shape of the face. The basic eyebrow shape is also determined on the bone structure of the face. Below are descriptions and illustrations of eyebrow shapes which are most appropriate for different shaped faces.

Oval - A perfectly balanced face shape

Round - Well-rounded full cheek and chin area; face length is relatively short

Oblong - Longer than wide; face has same width across the forehead, jaw line, and cheekbone

Square - Width of the cheeks and forehead are similar; width of the jaw line and forehead being alike as well

Heart - Fuller and wider at the forehead tapering down to the cheeks then down to a pointed chin

Diamond - Widest at the cheekbones and equally narrow at the forehead and jaw line

Discover the Shape of the Face

OVAL Face Shape
The oval frame is considered to be the perfectly balanced face; the top half balances the bottom half. The oval face is characterized by being slightly wider at the cheekbones than the forehead or jaw-line. It also appears slightly wider at the cheek-line and tapers slightly to the chin.

Perfect Eyebrow Shape for an Oval Face
Oval face shapes can get away with just about any eyebrow shape. Oval is the ideal face shape and any natural shape of the eyebrow works well with an oval face. Oval is the perfect model frame.

ROUND Face Shape
The round frame has a large-curved forehead with a rounded chin, thus making the face look full with very few angles. The cheekbones are undoubtedly wider than the eyebrow bone and jaw line. When measuring a round face there is little difference between the width of the face and the vertical measurement. The face is almost as wide as it is long.
Objective Proportion - Create more definition. Flatter your round frame by creating an oval appearance that will lift the facial features and lengthen the face shape to give an image of a thinner look.

Perfect Eyebrow Shape for a Round Face
Apply an eyebrow line that goes up the face by arching the eyebrow high and leaving the tapering part small. The center of the arch should move out towards the end of the eyebrow while the end should be short. A high arched eyebrow shape will draw attention away from the width of the face.

OBLONG Face Shape
The oblong frame is longer than it is wide and close to the same width across the forehead, jaw line and cheekbone. The oblong shape may have a very narrow chin or a very high forehead. Having a prominent chin also characterizes an elongated appearance.
Objective Proportion -Have the oblong face appear shorter and broader.

Perfect Eyebrow Shape for an Oblong Face
To make a long face appear oval one should apply horizontal lines to the face. Apply an eyebrow line that is flat and keep the arch low; this stops the eye from going up the face. A flat eyebrow opens the eyes horizontally to give the appearance of an oval face. This eyebrow shape will draw the eye from side to side and stop it from going up and down.

SQUARE Face Shape
The square frame has a broad forehead and jaw line and tends to have sharper angles in the corners of the face. The width of your cheeks and forehead will be similar. The width of your jaw line and forehead may also be similar, thus giving an angular overall appearance with the rectangular face being longer than it is wide.
Objective Proportion - Create an illusion of length. Soften the angles giving the illusion that both the forehead and jaw line appear narrower.

Perfect Eyebrow Shape for a Square Face
A thick eyebrow is best suited for a square frame face with a strong jaw line. The peak of the eyebrow is most effective when positioned exactly above the square of the jaw. This eyebrow shape will balance out the square appearance of the face and soften the facial contours.

HEART Face Shape
The heart frame is fuller and wider at the forehead tapering down to the cheeks, then down to a narrow and pointed chin. The jaw line on this facial shape is not usually prominent. This facial frame has a narrow chin that leads up to a broad forehead and the cheekbones are very visible.
Objective Proportion - Create an illusion of a narrower forehead and fuller jaw line. Diminish the width at the forehead and create a wider, fuller jaw effect of the face.

Perfect Eyebrow Shape for a Heart Face
Rounding the eyebrows with softer peaks is best suited for a heart shape face. A rounded shape helps by adding curves to soften the face plus emphasizes the lovely heart shape.

DIAMOND Face Shape
The diamond frame is a cross between a heart and dramatic oval shaped face. It is widest at the cheekbones and narrow equally at the forehead and jaw line. The face is highly angular with a short forehead and being widest at the temples. The cheekbone is clearly wider than the forehead and jaw line.
Objective Proportion - Create an illusion to reduce the width around the cheekbone line.

Perfect Eyebrow Shape for a Diamond Face
There are two suitable shapes; rounding the eyebrows will soften the angular face or keep emphasis on the center arch of the eyebrow to balance the width of the face or a peaked eyebrow will help narrow the width of the distinctive diamond wide face.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Trendy Layered Hairstyles Summer 2011

Get the Glam Look to this latest and trendy layered hair styles and design your own stylish short layered hairstyle by taking a glimpse at these chic straight layered hair styles.

If you're looking for a trendy new look this summer come see the experts at Knotty Hair Salon! Our unique salon is filled with natural light, a positive energy and a creative styling team. Whether you desire a classic cut or swanky style we want our guests to leave the salon with a confident smile. We pride ourselves on our continuing education - sometimes traveling as far as New York to learn the freshest trends. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and treat you to a comfortable and enjoyable salon experience.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Should I Wear Bangs?

One of the most frequently asked questions when I do a consultation. It isn't as simple as yes or no. The fringe, as it is much more elegantly named in other countries, is designed to work with the rest of the cut to create a flattering look.
That said here are a few points that might help you decide.
Bangs are more youthful than no bangs.
  • Bangs can reshape your face adding to or detracting from it.
  • Full blunt bangs will shorten and widen your face.
  • Bangs do not work well on those with a strong cowlick or split at their hairline. At least not without considerable effort and hairspray.
  • Soft, wispy bangs are generally the most flattering, thus the most common.
  • A low forehead hairline is generally best with very short bangs or very long and off the face.
  • An extremely high forehead is generally best with longer bangs.
  • A broad/wide forehead is usually best with bangs that are concave (longer on the sides than in the middle).
  • Asymmetrical or diagonally cut bangs are slenderizing.
Bang Trauma
We've all experienced it. B.T. Someone cut your bangs too short, probably your mother, possibly you, and there you were feeling naked to the world, pulling on your bangs to encourage rapid re-growth. Bang pulling is like pushing the elevator button to get the door to close. It doesn't do any good, but you still do it just in case.
Bang trauma is completely understandable. Bangs are the key face framer of the haircut. How they fall makes a huge difference in how you look. Bangs draw attention to or away from certain facial proportions. They can affect your face shape immensely. That being said, I don't understand how people without skill feel compelled to cut their own bangs, but it happens regularly.
Though generally best left to the professionals, there may come a time when you just didn't plan ahead. Here is my advice for those moments of madness when you JUST CAN'T STAND it any more and attack your bangs with your cuticle clipper.
Clues to Cutting Your Own Bangs
  • Don't cut your bangs when they are wet. Completely dry and style your hair as usual.
  • Shake your head and allow the fringe to fall naturally.
  • Don't raise your eyebrows! Relax your forehead, look straight ahead into the mirror, and with the point of the shear, trim just the straggles that are too long for you.
  • DO NOT CUT HORIZONTALLY unless you're going for Dutch Boy.
  • With a comb, lift the bangs 90 degrees from the forehead and with the tip of the shear very gently snip into the very ends to soften.
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hairstyles for Your Face Shape

When selecting a hairstyle for your face shape, identify if your face is square, oval, round or heart shaped, and then style hair and bangs accordingly. Shape hairstyles for each type of face using this free video from an experienced hairdresser.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Reasons Why You Should Get Hair Extensions

Over the past few years every time you pick up a magazine or hear about the latest celebrities in the news, one thing is for sure and that is they will be sporting a continuing hair trend; hair extensions!

Thankfully for us however hair extensions are one trend that aren't just confined to the celebrity world, anyone, regardless of age, background or hair type can have extensions applied. The only restriction when it comes to this trend is that you must have relatively healthy that is at least three to five inches in length. Longer hair is obviously acceptable but most stylists won't attach extensions to hair that is shorter than this.

There are many reasons as to why people decide to have extensions applied. The main and most obvious reason is to add length to your hair but they are also a great way of adding volume and thickness to your hair. Some of the other main reasons that people decide to have hair extensions applied are as follows:

o If you struggle to grow your hair out naturally or you require instant added length, volume or layers

o To cover up a bad hair cut. For example you thought that a really short style hair cut would suit you but you absolutely hate it. In cases such as this hair extensions are you perfect solution

o As a way of adding subtle highlights to your hair without using a chemical process such as bleaching which can damage your hair leaving it dry and brittle

o To gain a new look for a special occasion such as a wedding, prom or formal event

o Just for fun! They can be a great way of adding a twist to a night out or updating an outfit as they offer you an instant new look

o You miss your long hair and want to grow it out so you use hair extensions while you are waiting for your hair to grow

o You may have a medical condition or an operation that required the removal of a section of hair

o They can be a great way to increase your self esteem or to make you look longer

o To please your spouse

Most hair extensions are only semi permanent as they will last around six months and at the most a year. The method of application that you use when it comes to your extensions varies based on personal preference and the comments from your expert stylist.

Hair extensions mean you aren't limited by the length of your hair. Long hair means you can do whatever you want to your hair. You can wear it down, curl it, pin it up or add plenty of colour to it.

Remember though, hair extensions are a big investment financially so it is important that you make the right decision when it comes to choosing your attachment method, the hair type that you are going to use and the stylist and salon the you are trusting to apply your extensions. You should only have your extensions applied by a professional who has a good technique and years of practice.

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Whatever your reason is for wanting hair extensions, have them done by one of the hair experts at Knotty Hair Salon! Our unique salon is filled with natural light, a positive energy and a creative styling team. Whether you desire a classic cut or swanky style we want our guests to leave the salon with a confident smile. We pride ourselves on our continuing education - sometimes traveling as far as New York to learn the freshest trends. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and treat you to a comfortable and enjoyable salon experience.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Funny Commercial Hair Analysis 1970's

Hilarious 1970's vintage funny commercial that ran in the Philadelphia and Baltimore area. Hair Analysis where you send a strand of hair in a microscope slide and they will test it and tell you what is wrong and why you are going bald.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

How To Dry Curly Hair Without Damaging

Ouidad recommends air, towel, or drying curly hair with a diffuser to make sure no damage is done. Towel drying should be done carefully and not bunching or rubbing curls together.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Top 10 Japanese Hair Straightening Questions

Q1: Is Thermal Reconditioning (TR) or Japanese Hair Straightening a solution for frizzy hair?

A: Whether or not this is right for you depends on your hair texture and your lifestyle. It is an amazing process that can transform kinky curls to silky straight hair. If your curls are very curly, the re-growth will show in about 6 weeks. Keep in mind, if your hair is frizzy due to chemical processes, it may require an experienced stylist to determine if it is safe to work on you. In all cases, an experienced stylist is extremely important.

Q2: What is the different between Yuko System, Bio-Ionic Stir 8 and other related brands?

A: All Straightening brands basically produce the same results but are manufactured by different companies. Some stylists prefer one brand over another, simply based on their individual opinions. Generally, when a stylist uses a product and enjoys the results, that brand becomes their #1 choice. But chemically speaking most of the straightening products used in this process are roughly the same.

Q3: Why is it called Japanese Hair Straightening?

A: It is from Japan is because they created the process. The Japanese used this process to make thick coarse hair thinner. But when western hair stylists tried this process on their curls, they discovered that they can also make their curls into smooth straight hair. That is the reason Thermal Reconditioning (TR) is also called Japanese Hair Straightening.

Q4: How will I know which Straightening brand is best for me?

A: Instead of focusing on the best brand, concentrate on finding the best Straightening stylist. A product could be the best in the world but if your stylist is not using it correctly, the results will be insignificant and possibly damaging.

Q5: I had the Yuko System done. Can I try other systems like Bio-Ionic?

A: Yes. There is no problem to use different systems since they are basically the same. Just make sure your stylist has a lot of experience on Japanese Hair Straightening. There is almost no difference between the chemical process between different brands of Hair Straightening.

Q6: Why is my hair breaking and falling out after getting my Japanese Hair Straightening done?

A: When the hair process is not performed correctly, people experience negative results like hair breakage and loss. Please remember this is a chemical process and it will hurt your hair if not done correctly - that is why an experienced stylist is so crucial. This is especially true for stylists who leave the chemical process in your hair for too long before using the neutralizer, or using the incorrect strength for the quality of your hair.

Q7: Why are my ends still dry and frizzy, even long after the service was done?

A: One of two things happened - either the ends of your hair were over-processed or under-processed. To fix it, see your stylist and trim your hair ends. Also, try using a leave-in conditioner on your hair (concentrate on the ends) before blow-drying. Also typically in these harsh chemical processes, you will need to buy a good hair treatment to help maintain the quality of your hair.

Q8: Do different shampoos and treatments make a big difference on my processed hair?

A: Yes. When hair is processed, the inside structure of hair is permanently altered. Using the shampoos and treatments designed specifically for people who have had the service done is extremely important. These products will keep your hair smooth and healthy. Usually your stylist will recommend using the same brand of shampoo and conditioner or treatment to help maintain the quality of your hair.

Q9: Why is my hair so flat after having my hair straightened?

A: Because the process was done too close to the scalp -- wait about a week and your hair will be fine.

Q10: This straightening process is too expensive where can I find a more affordable one?

A: It is best to stick to a good stylist who is experienced with the straightening process instead of focusing on price. A botched job may leave your hair damaged for a long period of time. However you can save some money on the side of buying the hair maintenance products after a service has been done.

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If you'd like to experience the amazing thermal straightening treatment on your hair, come see the experts at Knotty Hair Salon! Our unique salon is filled with natural light, a positive energy and a creative styling team. Whether you desire a classic cut or swanky style we want our guests to leave the salon with a confident smile. We pride ourselves on our continuing education - sometimes traveling as far as New York to learn the freshest trends. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and treat you to a comfortable and enjoyable salon experience.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Home Remedies For Dandruff - Get Rid Of Dandruff Tips

Back To Basics

Seems everyone is going back to basics. Instead of treatments and cures that use chemicals we are taking the time to look into safe and natural alternatives. We love the natural alternatives to better health, weight loss, skin and hair care. This time of year as the weather gets colder, some of us will suffer from dry skin and dry hair. Natural home remedies are once again becoming as popular as they were years ago with our parents and grandparents. A favorite for anyone suffering from dandruff is a home remedy. If you have a problem with dandruff, try these safe and natural home remedies.

A Dandruff Home Remedy from India

The ingredients you will need are curd, honey and lemon. Use two tablespoons of curd and mix with three drops of honey and three drops of lemon juice. Mix together and apply to the scalp, leave on for fifteen minutes, then scrub for fifteen minutes.

Try Coconut Oil For A Dandruff Home Remedy

The best place of buy coconut oil is at any natural or health food store like GNC. Apply the coconut oil to the scalp and scrub away the dead skin with a brush or fingernails. Next, either hold your head under a faucet of hot water or in the shower under hot water for fifteen minutes. You will have immediate results that will last up to six months or a year.

A Canadian Answer For A Dandruff Home Remedy

This will work wonders for your dandruff problem. Apply baby oil to the entire head in the evening, wrap your head with a towel and leave on until morning then shampoo. Use the baby oil daily until all dandruff is gone.

Another Dandruff Home Remedy From The States

The answer to this home remedy is lemon juice. It's best to use the lemon juice in squeeze bottles since it's easier to control. Stand over either your kitchen or bathroom sink and squirt the lemon juice all over your head and massage. Leave on for about fifteen minutes, then wash your hair. It usually takes no more than two treatments for the dandruff itch to disappear. This is just a temporary cure. Repeat as needed should the dandruff come back.

A Dandruff Home Remedy From The Kitchen

Check your kitchen cupboard for olive oil and almond oil. If you don't have either one, you can usually buy them at health food or vitamin stores. Mix the two together and apply to scalp and leave on for five minutes. Once it starts to tingle rinse and shampoo.

A Dandruff Home Remedy From The Barber Shop

Here's an old remedy from a retired barber. Add two crushed aspirins to your shampoo when you wash your hair. Leave the mixture on for two minutes then rinse and wash again. This remedy usually works after one treatment.

For a quick fix try aloe vera gel 10-15 minutes before you wash your hair. Leave it on for about 10 minutes then shampoo your hair. Use this on a daily basis to keep dandruff away. On a regular basis try crushing about 10-20 aspirin and mix with liquid shampoo. Use this dandruff home remedy on a daily basis. Soak Fenugreek seeds (purchased from a health food store) overnight in water. In the morning when the seeds are soft, grind them into a paste and apply to the scalp. Leave on for half an hour rinse then shampoo.

Something most people have in their kitchen are thyme leaves. Boil about 4 to 5 leaves in two cups of water for ten minutes. After the mixture cools apply to your scalp and leave on for half an hour then rinse and shampoo. Also, you can make a tea of apple sage and rosemary tea then apply to scalp leave on for approximately 10-15 minutes rinse then shampoo. There are many natural home remedies for the treatment and prevention of dandruff. Check out your local bookstore for books on herbal and natural home remedies.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

What Hair Colors Are In For 2011?

Getting some new and refreshed color for your hair is one ways of keeping your look updated and fresh. For the hair color trends this 2011, hair stylists have indicated that strong haircuts along with bold hues take the cake.


White blonde (just like Marilyn Manroe) has been one of the biggest trends during the New York Fashion week. Hair stylists have associated this bold shade with "sex appeal" and "daring." Sporting this hair color with an edgy pixie cut or full-length wavy mane should keep you in style during the summer and the coming fall.

You can also explore other shades of blonde which are still more on the "natural side." Vanilla and strawberry shades are very suitable for the summer look. Wearing these colors with braids or loose waves is a very girl-next-door, hip look. Consult with your hair salon before doing anything drastic. Make sure you pick a shade that suits your features and skin tone.

Also, hair stylists have been raving about wearing light shades of blonde with dark roots. It is recommended that if you do decide to go with this trend, make sure you go to a reputable hair salon that does this type of hair color styling. The key is DRAMA! The combination of white blonde hair with dark roots is dramatic in itself and there's no way to go but up from this point. Sharply layered short hair or long hair is a good combo.


Brown and brunette hair colors are the easiest to wear and style, according to a survey among women. It suits any skin tone and is friendly to almost any classification of features. Caramel and dark brown hair colors are still in for 2011. The best way to wear it for this season is either sleek and straight; or big and wavy. Hair stylists have said that retro trends are back and so blunt bangs and big hair will be a common sight in fashion magazines and runways.

This color is ideal for women on-the-go and just wants minimum effort for maintenance. Any haircut can adapt to any shade. But if you want to style things up for special occasions, loose up-dos and minimal hair accessories should do the trick. On the other hand, sporting hats and beanies are the accessories for the casual chic chicks.


Red hair color is big this year. Celebrities like Rihanna have been going bold with red and it's going to catch on for the rest of the year. Hair salons carry numerous shades of red and choosing the right hue for your skin tone and facial features is important. Red-orange shades and hot reds are the ones you want to look for if your aim is to really stand out. However, if you want things to be more subtle, getting a few highlights could be up to your pace. However, a full head of a single bold color is the big trend for the year. A pale skin tone is perfect for this hair color.


Black hair color will remain a classic go-to for the hairstyle savvy girl. This color is timeless, but to make it more high-fashion, give yourself an edgy haircut such as blunt bangs with a very short bob. Sleek and straight is the way to go in terms of hairstyle. A structured haircut is the most suitable partner for a jet black hair this 2011.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Thin, Fine & Short Hairstyles

If someone wants to have thin, fine and short hairstyles, it can be helpful if they are starting off with a little bit of a curl. Discover why a blunt look is recommended for people with really fine, thin hair with hairstyling tips in this free video on hair care.