Tuesday, April 30, 2013

3 Hairstyles That Look Great Wet or Dry

Aside from the hassle rain can cause on your commute, it also puts a, er, damper on doing your hair in the morning. These three styles are guaranteed to look good when you leave your home and even hold up against the rain or humidity. Plus, they all look great on just-out-of-the-shower hair, too.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

How to Keep Your Hair Color From Fading

When you spend the time and money to get your hair done, the last thing you want is it to fade after a few washes. Instead of going in for a touch-up every few weeks, learn how to keep your hair color from fading by using three at-home products.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Runway to Reality: Get a Runway Beauty Look at Home

Watch as Moroccanoil Artistic Director Antonio Corral Calero takes one of the looks from the Badgely Mischka S/S 2013 show and replicates it on NewBeauty reader Caitlin. It's a simple updo that can be done at home in 3 easy steps:

Tip 1: Add Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse from roots to tips, brush and blow-dry.

Tip 2: Spray Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray for texture and shine. Then back-brush to create extra volume.

Tip 3: This look is about volume and simplicity. Just a few bobby pin and you're done.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Different Attachment Methods for Hair Extensions

Hair extensions can be attached using a variety of ways. As the user, it is your decision to choose which method you will use for your extensions. Remember that in choosing the method of attaching extensions, you should look for ease of procedure, maintenance, and level of comfort that the particular method can provide. To help you choose the best method of attaching hair extensions, we reviewed the most widely-used techniques nowadays.

Clip on Hair Extensions

This method of attaching hair extensions is considered as the easiest method to use. The procedure for using clip on extensions goes like this: 1. Separate sections of your hair starting from the nape, following an upward direction. 2. Clip on the extensions based on your preferred volume and length. 3. Open the clips snap them into your head, and tug lightly to make sure the clip is secure.

Clip on extensions is also widely available. You can also request your favorite hair stylist to do it for you. Most hair stylists are experienced with using clip on extensions. These kind of extensions are used mostly in productions where speed of application and beauty is largely required.


Weaves are little braid which is woven into your natural hair. This method of attaching hair extensions uses threads to create a guide along your scalp or hair. To use weaves, the volume of hair should be within the medium to thick range. Your hair should also be strong enough to support the weaves once they are braided into your hair. Weaves are more natural looking than the previous example but they can be uncomfortable at times. You also have to be conscious of your weave while you are taking a bath or swimming. Make sure that it is always secured and will not fall off.


Another method of attaching hair extensions is fusion. In this method, the hair is coated with protein adhesive and then integrated into the natural hair of the user. A plastic template is used to divide the sections of the hair. Each strand is glued together with a natural strand. The process may take a very long time, but the results are always astonishing. Fusion provides the most natural-looking extensions that last longer than the others. However, this procedure can be expensive.

Choosing the way of attaching hair extensions is solely dependent on you. If you are unsure, you can always ask the advice of your hair stylists or your friends who have used extensions before. Just remember to adhere to your personality and never sacrifice your own personal comfort just to look beautiful!

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

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.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Outside Our Salon on Saturday, April 29th the Earth Day Solano Event Unfolds

Public welcomed to participate in Saturday, April 20th
experience with Solano County leaders

Suisun City, CA - Mission SOLANO, local artists from the Fairfield Visual Arts Association and the Lawler House Gallery, along with Earth Day Solano volunteers, will create six pieces of unique “garbage art”, created from the trash collected throughout Suisun City on Earth Day Solano, Saturday, April 20th from 10 am – 2 pm.

Three years ago the Earth Day Solano vision, inspired by the gorgeous downtown waterfront in Suisun City, blossomed:

You allowed us to clean up your discarded, thrown away,
trampled-on refuse; we recycled it and now present you with
a piece of art, more beautiful than you thought you could imagine.

This year’s Earth Day Solano art project – six pieces of original art created on the spot on Earth Day April 20th using trash collected from Suisun City targeted cleanup zones – glows as a tangible expression of the Mission SOLANO vision for recycling people. Inspired by the documentary “Waste Land” by artist Vik Muniz, artists came together under the leadership of artist, Aria Zuloaga to plan the art project. “

After watching the movie Waste Land, a group of us from Lawler House Gallery and the Fairfield Visual Arts Association collaborated to create the concept and images for six temporary live art installations on April 20th,” Zuloaga reflects. “We believed in this project from the beginning and after weeks of preparation we’re anxious to see the images and the art unfold. It is a labor of love for our community and for our planet.”

Art became a central part of Earth Day Solano in 2012, when Gilbert Rangel, local esteemed recycled materials artist, created a piece of recycled metals art now on permanent display in the city chambers of Suisun City (see below).


For additional details on the Earth Day Solano April 20th event, including trash cleanup, Kayaks 4 Kare sprint races, tree planting, Earth Day oratorical competition, 30 participating vendor booths and more, visit www.earthdaysolano.org

To learn more about Mission SOLANO programs, please visit www.missionsolano.org or call 707-425-FOOD (3663). Lawler House Gallery information can be found at http://www.lawlerhousegallery.org/.

Monday, April 15, 2013

How to Get the Most Out of Your Bridal Hair Test

Brides, you know how important your hairstyle is on your wedding day, and the first step to acing your look is your hair test. But how do you prepare? We've got four things to keep in mind before you sit down in your stylist's chair to ensure you get the look you want.

Friday, April 12, 2013

1950s Shampoo Commercial Luxury

1950s television commercial for Prell Shampoo advising women to "drench yourself in luxury" with Prell.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Popular Wedding Day Hairstyles For The Bride To Be

If your special day is coming up you've probably got a head full of things that need to be done. Everything from catering and music to where the guests will be sitting is probably taking over during sleepless nights! Of course, the one person you should be focusing on the most is you (and you probably haven't forgotten about the dress, your makeup or your hair!).

There are so many popular wedding hairstyles that it can be difficult to choose between them. From the traditional elegant look to a more natural and familiar style, it's probably best to have a few ideas when you first start working with your stylist to prepare for the big day but this basic direction should be a lot of help.

For Long Hair

If you normally wear long hair or are growing it out for the big day, there are a few different styles you can choose from. Long hair proves quite versatile and you should be able to pull off almost any look in your dress - relaxed and natural is always popular but sometimes a few curls and waves can really draw attention to the smile on your face. The softer it looks and the more it seems to flow, the more elegant you will tend to look.

For Short Hair

Brides with short hair might want to take some time working with their stylist to come up with some ideas that they think suit them. Creating volume can be incredible looking - using hot rollers can give your hair more body and simple finger styling after can look natural and gorgeous. Backcombing your hair at the crown can add a bit of lift as well if volume is something you're going for.

For Medium Hair

A good idea for brides with medium length hair is to style it around your dress. Leave it down for one that is strapless or wear it up to show of a halter neckline. You're able to be incredibly versatile with medium length hair so try and style your hair to suit your face shape. Whether you want curls, volume or straight with a beautiful shine, it's a good idea to work with your stylist to go through a few ideas before the day.

No matter the length, there are plenty of options when it comes to styling for the big day. Decide which direction you want to go in and work with a stylist to find something that suits you. If you're looking at magazines and photos for ideas, make sure you take note of face shape and find a style that works for a woman whose face is a similar shape to your own.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wedding Hair Styles - Making the Right Decision

You've chosen the dress, the colour scheme, the venue and the food but there is still the conundrum of what to do with your hair. Flicking through hairstyle magazines or having a look online is a good place to start if you have no idea what kind of 'do' you'd like. The style you choose will depend on a number of factors, such as; the style of dress, your hair type, your budget or ability to do the style yourself on the day. Another thing to consider is the weather. The weather? Yes, the weather! Every woman knows that a touch of damp in the air can cause luscious curly locks to turn into a frizzy mess in a matter of minutes, and no one wants to smell like a can of hairspray on a blisteringly hot day. So choose your style wisely. There are a plethora of hairdressers offering wedding hair consultations, so if you have decided to hire a professional, book an appointment well in advance and go along to discuss your requirements. If your wedding gown has been lovingly embroidered or has a sexy low back, then show it off with a glorious up-do. Use your hair as part of the overall outfit and make the most of every detail.

Hair 'up-do' for troublesome locks

For those looking for something to withstand even the heaviest gale, a tight bun or plait is always a good idea. If the weather or your hair is likely to be unpredictable then choosing to tie your hair back tightly can save a lot of worry and time fixing things on the day.

Tussled tresses at al fresco weddings

Keeping subtle curls or poker straight long hair loose and gathered around the shoulders can look beautiful at any wedding, but is particularly well suited for outside ceremonies in warmer climates. Add flowers or accessories to accentuate the femininity.

Keep it short. Keep it simple

Having short hair on your wedding day doesn't have to be boring. Think 1920s flapper chic with adorable finger waves or a classic bob dressed with pearls for a sophisticated style with impact.

Uncomplicated doesn't mean uninteresting

Sometimes the most effortless things can be the best, and keeping hair tied back in an attractive low ponytail with loosely curled ends can be truly elegant.

The bride is by far the most important woman to grace the day, however spare a thought for the bridesmaids, maid of honour and even mother of the bride. While every effort is made to ensure you're looking picture perfect, time will need to be spent finding the right hairstyles for others in the wedding party. As when choosing their outfits, it is best to consult with your bridesmaids on what styles best suit their hair types and if they have a preference. Although in the end the decision is yours, it is worth getting right; as having a hair disaster standing alongside you at the alter isn't anyone's idea of fun!

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