Friday, December 30, 2011

Nick Arrojo from What Not To Wear: Do You Need a Hair Change?

Do you need a hair change? Nick Arrojo (a.k.a. the hairstylist who used to be on What Not To Wear) thinks so—get inspired here!

Tuesday, December 27, 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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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays

Knotty Hair Salon Would Like To Wish You And Your Family A Very Safe And Happy Holiday!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lady Schick Speed Styler Commercial

A blow dryer commercial from the 1970s featuring Farrah Fawcett and Angela Cartwright.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

5 Styles for Wet Hair in Under 10 Minutes

We all have those days when it's a shower and goofy hair or dirty hair all day; these styles can help break that up. All of these can be done in under 10 minutes with or without a mirror. The best part is that as the hair dries it becomes a bit messier and you end up with a great casual updo :).

Monday, December 12, 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.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Double Detangler Saves Time!

Join Sondriel, Ouidad's Teen Curl Expert, as she explains how the double detangler saves time!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Age Appropriate Hair Style

ASK JD: I am 38 years old, woman, and I have been growing out my hair. It's shoulder length now. Is it an age appropriate hair style?