Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hairstyles to Suit a Long Face

Women with oblong or long faces bemoan the fact that they tend to appear older than others. Round face shapes may make a woman's face appear babyish. Oval face shapes are simply perfect. Square face shapes exudes a strong personality, while oblong face shapes are simply unique.
However, your face shape does not have to remain visually permanent. In fact, with the right choice of hairstyle, the oblong or long face can appear fabulous and sensual. In fact, the long face is the perfect canvass to create a classic feminine look. But what hairstyles will suit a long face?
Do you really have a long face?
First, a woman must solidly verify that she has indeed an oblong face. It would be a pity to wear hairstyles suited for long faces when the face shape is actually an oval or a diamond. To determine your face shape, look for a photograph of yourself that shows the front of your face directly. Pictures that show your face at an angle will not work. It is important to have the whole face exposed in the photo.
Take a tape measure and measure the distance between the hairline and the tip of the chin. This is the length of your face. Then, measure the distance between the edges of the sides of the face. This should be done across the cheeks. This distance is the width of the face. And finally, the length is divided by the width. If the calculation result is higher than 1.5, then your face absolutely has a long face shape.
What are your best features?
Second, you should determine which part of your face is your best feature. Is it the sultry eyes? Is it the pouting well-shaped lips? Is it the proud little nose? Is it the flawless skin? Identifying the best feature on the face is important because this feature must be highlighted or flaunted. Next to the long face shape, this is another consideration that a woman must take when choosing suitable hairstyles. For example, a chic bob will highlight the lips. Wispy bangs will bring attention to the eyes.
Third, you should make a list of styles that you must avoid. These hairstyles will usually make the face appear longer. Some of the hairstyles to avoid are those that are too short and too long. The length of the hairstyle should not appear like an army cut. Think how Kristian Alfonso would look like if she chooses to wear a skull-capping haircut. It would be disastrous because she has a long face. But the length of the hairstyle should not go beyond the bust line. Sarah Jessica Parker tried growing her hair at that length and the result was horrendous. She quickly rectified that mistake by shortening the length of her hair.
A loyal fan may disagree with this observation and may believe that Sarah Jessica Parker can do no wrong when it comes to hairstyles. But if two pictures of her are placed side by side, one with hair extensions going beyond the bust line and the other with the hair length just brushing the shoulders, it is easy to realize that the latter hairstyle looks significantly more attractive than the former.
And fourth, the woman with a long face shape must decide the kind of jazz that she needs for her hairstyle. If the hair is straight, it needs layered cuts to add volume. If the hair is curly, it needs styling and taming to bring out the best features of the face. It would be great for the curls to frame her face, especially around the jaw line. This will provide the illusion that the face shape is shorter. If bangs are chosen, these can be wispy, side-swept, or blunt. And if no bangs are wanted, the hair should be blown smoothly to add width.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Luminous Hair Spray Moroccanoil

Luminous Hair Spray by Moroccanoil offers long lasting, flexible hold without leaving a sticky residue. They are great, workable hairsprays. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hair Trends For Spring 2013

Thinking of getting a new haircut for 2013? Mid-length hair will always be an option, but if you want to go for something bolder perhaps a short hair cut -- or a very long one -- will take your fancy. As far as short haircuts in 2013 go, the bob is the winner over anything cropped, while for those managing to grow it long hair is still as desirable as ever.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

What Causes Frizzy Hair? Common Causes and Tips for Smooth, Soft Hair!

What causes frizzy hair varies depending or your hair type, but can generally be categorized in four specific areas:
  • Excessive dryness (lack of moisture)
  • Chemical (coloring, straightening, perms, relaxing, bleaching)
  • Environmental (sun UVA/UVB, chlorine, contaminants)
  • Heat damage (flat irons, rollers, curling irons, dryers)
What is Frizz?
It goes without saying, but frizz means different things to different people. More commonly frizziness refers to split-ends, flyaway (static electricity), crinkling, dryness and lack of control. As mentioned above, these symptoms are caused by drying of the follicles or some type of damage that has left follicles broken or weakened.
If you experience frizzy hair (and are tired of it!), the good news is that it can be fixed. The key to getting back to a normal, smooth, healthy and natural look is to figure out what is causing it and to stop it from happening (simple enough, uh??). Figuring that out is usually not very difficult.
Moisture & Proper Care are Key!
When it comes to smoothness, softness and control, moisture is a key element. Too much exposure to sunlight can sap moisture from the hair and scalp. But sunlight is only a tiny fraction of the problem. Other things can dry out the hair and make it split and fray.
One of the most common culprits is the use of harsh products. Chemical treatments can sap moisture, strip away protective oils, and cause follicles to become brittle. Overuse of chemicals or coloring through regular treatments can lead to this problem. Among the worst chemicals are those that contain alcohol, since alcohol dries hair out the fastest.
Heat can also cause hair to become frizzy. How many times a week does a person use a curling iron? Is blow drying a daily occurrence? Does that person use a flat iron to style her hair? If the answer is yes, then a reason for frizz has been identified. Heat dries like chemicals do, and can lead to brittleness and breakage as well.
Brushing or combing too often can lead to split ends. When the ends split, they cause the hair to look frizzy. Of course it is important to comb one's hair, but doing it excessively can lead to this problem.
Thinking "inside out" is best for smoothness!
While the external treatment of hair can lead to it becoming frizzy, much of hair treatment begins within the body. A healthy diet with a full range of vitamins and minerals provides the body with everything it needs to protect follicles from the inside out. Without a good diet, money spent on other hair products may be wasted.
Consider the difficulty people have these days when it comes to eating a good diet. The modern life is a hurried one, and when people are moving at a pace to keep up with it, they often don't eat properly. Taking the time to eat healthy often isn't an option.
Fortunately, vitamins that help hair, like A, B complex vitamins, C, and E are available in supplement form. A good vitamin supplement is easy to find, and they will definitely help keep a person's hair in top condition. Most of these supplements also contain other minerals and nutrients that are important for inside out hair care.
A Couple of Tips
Though it may be a change from your normal routine, here's a couple of ideas we recommend; and while these recommendations are helpful, you can choose each as a daily regimen, weekly or when things really get out of hand.
  1. Use an "anti-frizz cream" before styling - most have ingredients that smooth ends, soften roughness and add moisture - helping repair and recover from excessive dryness
  2. Avoid chemical treatments for several months (at least). Average hair grows 6-8 inches per year. Giving your style a break from damaging treatments is one of the best things you can do.
  3. Trim the ends - while many think this is an "ole wives tale", it does help. Similar to a braided line unraveling, split-ends can work their way up the follicle strand making a bad situation worse.
  4. Air dry - blow dryers and other heated styling tools can strip moisture increasing the risk of breaking, splitting and dryness.
  5. A couple of other products to consider: Spray-on Detangler - these products can help strengthen, detangle and help avoid breaking, snapping and tearing - best used with a wide-toothed comb; Thermal Protector - great for use with flat irons, curlers and curling irons. Most have light silicone-type formulas that keep hair from sticking to heated tools while adding shine and smoothness. They also have some light-hold hair spray qualities.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bob Hairstyles 2013

If there is one phrase that describes bob hair-styles for 2013 then it is 'sleek'. Contemporary bobs are smooth, smooth looking styles, and the hit dry annoyed hair-styles are definitely out of style. So, if you are considering a bob locks style, then go for a sleek-looking one. Bob hair-styles are stylish looking, easy to maintain and look awesome for summer season months time a few several weeks and for a fall look you can just style it wavy.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How to Get the Best Haircut For Your Face Shape

No matter what your face shape is, there's a haircut that will make you look your best. That's why we turned to Sassoon Salon Senior Creative Director Jeremy Davies-Barbala to find out what looks best on some of the most common face shapes: square, heart, round or oval. Take a look at this video and see if your hairstyle highlights your features, as it should.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Intense Curl Cream Moroccanoil

Intense Curl Cream by Moroccanoil is ideal for wavy to curly hair. It nourishes hair and help eliminates frizz with no sticky residue, leaving hair touchably soft. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Thank You For Buying Our Christmas Trees. We Donated $370 From The Bidding On Them To The Leaven

Thank you to the winning bidders, Roxanne Walkowick, Jim Evans, Irene Anderson and Bessie Dunn for our Christmas Tree auction to benefit The Leaven. 100% of the proceeds, amounting to $370 for these four donated trees will go to one of our favorite organizations, The Leaven. See more about The Leaven at We appreciate every single bid by each and every bidder to help this happen.


Thursday, January 3, 2013