Are you HAIR CHALLENGED? Seriously, do you SUCK at doing your hair?
You’re not alone. I even used to be hair-challenged myself. After I became a prominent beauty blogger, I realized that those girls you see running around with long, luscious locks and perfectly styled fishtail braids aren’t born that way (at least not all of them are) – they become that way through practice, tips and tricks I’d never been taught.
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For those days when you don’t have time to wash your hair or spend hours styling, try a “Poof!” Also known as the hair bump, this style is quick, easy and super cute. Hair poofs aren’t just for the Jersey Shore anymore – they can be extremely chic and make you look dressed up in no time. Celebs like Hilary Duff, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian and Dianna Agron have been spotted sporting the bump du jour!
Just follow these five simple steps to get your locks bumpalicious:
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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!
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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Want to know Cate Blanchett’s secrets to straight, sexy hair? For straightening her hair, Cate (or rather, Cate’s celebrity hairstylist) uses the Corioliss Linea Pro C2 Flat Iron, available at Amazon for $299. (There’s an oh-so-cute limited edition mini red leopard print version for way cheaper, too!)
For the Oscar-winning starlet’s hair products, Cate and her team of stylists turn to Matrix’s Biolage line, including the Biolage Hydro-Foaming Styler for added texture and Biolage Complete Control Hairspray to set her style.
Read about more of Cate Blanchett’s beauty product picks here, and don’t believe the hype that every celeb is just using the Sedu hair straightener!
Most of you ladies have probably gotten a haircut that looked beautiful – that day, at least. But we have to live with our hair every day, not just when we’ve come straight from the salon. The key to getting a great, versatile haircut that you can wear up, down or in between is choosing one that works for your hair type. Here’s a simple guide to choosing a cut perfect for your hair type:
If you have naturally thick, wavy hair:
Choose a haircut that’s blunt across the bottom, then layered evenly throughout. (This amount of layering would look too choppy on fine hair, but it works with your thick locks. You lustrous girl, you.)
For styling: blow-dry with a diffuser attachment, then touch up those face-framing curls using a curling iron with a medium sized barrel (try 1 1/2 inch). You can also create curls all over with the curling iron, then break them up gently with your fingers to create a sexy, disheveled look.
Your celebrity hair double: Jessica Alba (Now if she’s your celebrity body double, don’t talk to me.)
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