Category Archives: Hairstyle How-Tos

Three Gorgeous Ways to Wear Bangs

Bangs are the hottest new-old trend in hairstyles – even I recently added some fringe to my ‘do! Here’s are a few different basic styles of bangs. Check them out, pick one you like best and bravely march into your hair salon demanding a new style. Don’t be scared – it’s just hair!

Medium-Straight-Bob-with-Thick-Blunt-BangsBlunt-Cut Bangs

A perennial favorite of models, these bangs are cut to just below the eyebrow, straight across the forehead. Blunt cut bangs give the illusion of thickness, making them a great choice for those with fine hair. To create this look, hairstylists take a center triangle section (a tri-bangle, if you will) of hair beginning at the top of your scalp and cut the ends upward to create fullness. This triangle is referred to some as your “fringe”, even though fringe can really refer to any kind of bangs.

 

To make this hairstyle look modern and sleek, curl your bangs from underneath for added fullness, then style with a shine cream like L’Oreal Studio Line Smoothness Glossing Cream.

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In a Pinch: 16 Great Beauty Product Substitutes

Blonde-Girl-Winking Great Beauty Product SubstitutesI’m all about getting creative with your beauty routine, and on those days when you’ve forgotten to slip the one cosmetics product you must have right now in your makeup bag, knowing what to use as the perfect pinch hitter counts.

Check out my list of sixteen beauty product substitutes for those MacGyver moments:

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The Towel Rub: A Don’t For Healthy Hair

towel-dry-hairWe’ve all heard tales of the dangers of heat damage since we were old enough to hold a hairdryer – and curly-haired ladies battle blowdrying frizz daily. As a result, many women with curly or long locks adhere religiously to the wonders of towel drying; however, that may be causing your hair more damage than it’s preventing!

Truth is, rubbing hair dry vigorously with a towel creates frizz and causes breakage to sensitive wet hair. Still, towel drying can make ending up sans Afro easier than blowdrying hair, and it’s not damaging if it’s done right. Here are some solutions for drying hair without creating breakage and frizz:

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Ten Ways to Wake Up Without Bed Head

Woman With BedHead Tangled HairI have thick, wavy hair with layers throughout, so I’m naturally predisposed to waking up each morning with my head resembling a bird’s nest. Less tangled and frizzy hair in the morning will both speed up your routine and end AM rushes to the bathroom for an emergency brushing session – plus, less brushing out tangles means less shedding and physical damage, which will lead to longer, stronger hair.

Spare your significant other from equating you with the Bride of Frankenstein in the morning and follow these helpful tips to beat the dreaded bed head:

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Making A Salon Blowout Last

Hairstyle Tips: Making a Salon Blowout LastThe au courant trend in prepping for a night on the town is getting your hair blown out at the salon. If you’ve never had a blowout, let me tell you, the luxurious feeling that ensues of having naturally straight, voluminous hair is a beauty addict’s favorite kind of high.

Alas, all too often do we wake up the following day with lackluster locks and blowout-withdrawal symptoms. So how can we hang on to the dreamy hair of our yesterdays? Here are a few tips for making your salon blowout last:

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