Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Trendy Prom Hairstyles for 2012

The time is here for girls all over America to start looking for those trendy prom hairstyles for 2012. It sometimes takes months to plan the perfect look for your big night to make sure that your locks match the overall image you are going for. Here are some of the most popular hairstyles for this year's prom that will make you look fabulous!
  • Vintage: The vintage looks are always a safe bet that you will look glamorous and classy at the same time. Think 1920's flapper girls with their short bobs and fabulous pinned waves. You can also shoot for the old Hollywood look with giant, glossy curls. These looks are usually hard to achieve so you may want to ask a stylist or a friend to help you.

  • Braids: Braids are not for little girls anymore and are among some trends you'll see in 2012. Braids can add a touch of fun to your look while still keeping it classy. There are many different braids that you can go with. You can do a messy, side-swept braid that is intertwined with some feathers or beads. You can also do small, dainty braids around your face while keeping the rest of your hair full and natural. A braid that you can try that really pumps up the wow factor is a braid that encircles your entire head and you will definitely want to see a stylist for this one.

  • Knots: Knots may sound like the exact opposite look that you want, but knots are one of the prom hair styles you will see a lot of this year. Knots can be a ballerina bun that is knotted at the back of your head or high up to give it more of an up-do look. You can either do these knots polished with every hair in place or go for a messy look. A variation of this look can be knotting your locks down at the base of your neck and off to the side or you can even do double knots on either side of your head. You can glam this look up with using accessories and flashy clips and bows to add an interesting twist.
Experiment with some or all of these trendy prom hairstyles for 2012 a few weeks before the dance. Do not wait until the day of or you will surely stress yourself out deciding on which one you want to do. Make sure that the look of your hair matches your make up and dress to give you an overall glamorous look.
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Monday, February 27, 2012

The Best Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

For men and women, thinning hair presents challenges - both for finding a design that looks good and for some subtle disguise. For 2012 style options are almost limitless. Here are some of the best hairstyles for thinning hair to help your look as well give your hair a healthier, fuller feel!
While you might assume that thinning locks are restricted only to men, the truth is that many women also suffer from this genetic predisposition. This article guides you through what we believe are the best cuts to hide thinning areas and to allow a modern, healthy look!
For Men
  • For men whose locks are growing finer on the top, try a short, tapered cut. This will visually minimize any loss that you may be having. This is reminiscent of a buzz cut, but not as short. Hey, if it worked for Matt Lauer on NBC's The Today Show, it will work for you!

  • If you are balding primarily at the back of the head, slick back your locks like a 1920's gangster. Not only does this look very slick but it also projects a professional image. The goal is to not entirely hide balding, but to use a style that looks professional and helps cover thin spots.

  • A popular and somewhat trendy hairstyle for men is the "faux hawk" or messy look. This is a great look for anyone that has advanced thinning at the temples. You can achieve this look by cutting the sides very short with them gradually getting longer and coming to a crest at the crown of your head. A little bit of hair gel, and a slightly messy look, and you're good to go; oh, and within reason, this hairstyle works well in professional, corporate settings too. It has become very popular.
For Women
  • For women who want the best hairstyles for thinning hair, you need to go for a short look. A shorter cut will not weigh your locks down, and will put some bounce and fullness back into your image. Not only does a short cut make your locks look fuller, but it will allow strands to strengthen without the stress and weight of added length.

  • Another great cut for super fine hair is the bob. The bob is a cut that is not layered and has blunt ends that fall at your jaw line. This will give the illusion of more fullness and thickness. You can also switch up this look with curls or angular bangs to give it a more modern feel.

  • One of best styles for women with thinning hair is curls. Curly locks make it harder to see your scalp, therefore giving you full and bouncy look while providing a bit coverage. Do not go longer with this cut and limit the length to your shoulders. Cut shorter layers at the top and increase them in length and blunt the ends. Use a curling iron to put the coils in and you are done!
Whether you are a man or a woman, these are the best hairstyles for thinning hair. You do not have to be embarrassed by your ultra fine tresses any more, but rather modify your look to accommodate your locks and give the appearance of a thicker and lush head of hair.
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Waterfall French Braid | Cute Girls Hairstyles

This is a quick tutorial on how to create a "Waterfall French Braid" {also called a Cascade Braid or Fairytale Braid}. This hairdo requires a French Braid from the front, side of the head to the back, side of the head. The key to the elegant look is instead of pulling more hair into the bottom strand as is typical of French Braiding... you allow it to fall and instead pick up a new strand from the bottom. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Creative Hairstyles: French Braid Bun

You dont have to do the side bun that I show in this tutorial. You can do a side ponytail and curl it...or anything you want! This is just what I have been doing with mine so I thought I would show you! Hope you guys give this hair style a try!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ken Paves Gives Makeovers On Oprah

Check out the new hair styles Ken Paves gave to a very deserving mom, on Oprah! Plus hair tips! 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Deciding Your Next Hair Cut

Though we all love to look good with the right hairstyle that contributes to our looks, when it comes to going and having a hair cut, we always tend to postpone and procrastinate. It gets tiring having to think and choose a suitable hairstyle.

We do come across people sporting badly cut hairstyle or ill fitting hairstyles. So how do we ensure it doesn't happen with us and we choose a style that fits our appearance?

Hairstylists first have a look at the face and its shape to be able to match the hairstyle. Therefore you must first study your face cut and understand what shape it is. Different people have different face structure varying from round, square, long, triangular, bony to heart shape etc. Hairstyles will have to be matched as to suit the shape accordingly.

People with round face can either sport medium or long hair. If the hair is medium, then it is always better to have step cut with oval shape or straight cut. The multi layers ads bounce to the hair and goes well with the round face. If the hair is long then keep it straight with a trim and maintain the length.

People with heart shaped face can keep changing their hairstyle more often for very many styles suit their face. They can easily carry off short and medium haircuts. However keeping less hair on the forehead and more towards the chin will make them look good. Both blunt as well as steps will look very good on them.

A square face with silky hair can be well suited with medium length blunt cut with a few steps on the hair in front of the temples. Always use side partition to take the focus off the square face. The temples should be covered or hidden with a short cut lock of hair preferably with waves.

Most of the hairstyles suit a triangular face. They look good both with short as well as long hair too. If the hair is long and silky, have a center partition and a free flowing hair with straight trim. If the hair is short, they a beautiful veg cut or a step cut with a U shape will look good. But short cut with a blunt will not suit the triangular shaped face.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What Is The Best Shade of Red Hair For You?

Are you thinking about trying a new red hair color, but you are not sure exactly which shade would look best? That is understandable, there are many different shades of red hair coloring, and while some may look great on you, others may not be the best choice. It all depends on your skin coloring and tone. What looks great on a brunette with olive skin, may not suit the blond with fair skin and freckles. Don't worry though, there is something for everyone.

Real redheads typically have fair skin, freckles, and a tendency to sunburn rather than tan. That type of skin is usually considered to be fair skin coloring. Someone with fair skin will look best sporting a strawberry blond or a light copper hair style. Terra-cotta shades are also fine. However, any of the darker red shades such as the dark auburn and especially the outstanding violet shades will only cause your skin to look pale and washed out. Choosing the strawberry blonds or other suitable shades will bring out the delicacy and finer features of your skin, so choose those.

Even brunettes with fair skin coloring should stick to these lighter shades. Just remember, it all depends on your skin coloring, not your original hair coloring.

Those with medium skin tones may originally have blond hair or brunette hair, or on occasion dark brown hair. Again, hair color does not matter, it is all about skin tone. If you have medium skin tones you will still want to avoid the very outstanding violets, bright coppers and dark auburn. Instead, go for the red-browns and the light to medium auburn.

If you have dark or olive skin, then you can be bold and make a statement with the bright violet red hair color, or the dark auburn and burgundies. Instead, you would want to avoid the paler red colors, such as the strawberry blond red color or the light auburn or light coppers.

It can be difficult to choose exactly which shade will look the best, especially if you have never dyed your hair red before. One idea that many beauticians suggest is to have your hair streaked with the color you are thinking about going. That way, if it does not look as good as expected you only have a few streaks that will soon grow out. But, by the same reasoning, you should also be able to tell once the streaks are in place, if that is actually the color you were hoping for, and you can usually tell how well it would suit you.

If you are still undecided, a quick trip to the hairdresser where you ask for their opinion should help. They usually have a selection of magazines with different hair styles and colors that you could also look through.

It can be a big step to go from your original color to a shade of red hair color, but it is a lot of fun to suddenly become 'a redhead'!

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Thinking of going red? Let the experts at Knotty Hair Salon help you find the perfect shade!
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.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

My Birthday Bliss by Tanika Ray

Ouidad's January Guest Blogger, Tanika Ray, celebrates her Birthday and gorgeous curls! Get the inside scoop on her special day AND her Ouidad regimen....