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Christmas Hairstyles Ideas and Variations of the Up Do

Christmas hairstyles can have several variations. We all want to look our best during the holiday season and there are classical, elegant looks for both long and short hair.  Here are 12 hairstyle ideas that you might want to consider.

  1. Large, Loose Sexy Waves – Looks very stunning and sexy. You can learn how to do this style in the video above.
  2. Side Swept Hair– Sweep hair to one side of the head with a bun or roll.
  3. French Twist – Hair is swept back, twisted and held with hairpins.
  4. Long Curly Locks – A sexy yet elegant look with long loose curls on the shoulders.
  5. Playful Braids – Hair is put into braids and formed into a bun. It can also hang loosely from your head which creates a playful yet elegant look.
  6. Elegant Bun with Accessories – The hair is pulled into a  perfect bun and secured with an elegant hair accessory.
  7. Classic Bun – A neat, compact bun worn either low, in the middle or high on the back of the head. No hair is left sticking out.
  8. Short Combed Hair – Don’t under estimate how beautiful and  elegant this style looks. It’s very easy and practical as well.
  9. Simple Ponytail – If you don’t like being elaborate or fussy, try a simple yet sophisticated ponytail.
  10. Curly Side Strands with Ballet Bun – Simply make a compact bun then leave a few curly strands on the side of the face.
  11. Wispy Bangs With Bun or Ponytail – It’s chic and very trendy.
  12. Half an Updo – This is when you have top half of your hair hair pulled into a bun. The lower half has either curls or loosely hangs around the shoulders.

Hair Cut Tips – How to Leave the Salon With a Great Haircut

These hair cut tips are REALLY important… I’m sure all of us ladies at one time or another sat anxiously in the hair stylists chair as awaiting the big reveal after a new hair cut or color. We might be too embarrassed to even tell the hairstylist we might not like it. On top of that hair cuts and colors can be expensive and take a while to grow out. Oh the horror! How can you prevent this from happening to you?

Avoid a horrible hair cut!

Avoid a horrible hair cut!

Before You Head to the Salon

  1. Pick a stylist that you feel will listen to you and really understand your needs.
  2. Have a really good idea of what you want your hair to look like. Go through magazines and tear out some pages of hairstyle pics that you think would look good on you. Take them with you to the salon and at least you’ll have a starting point to discuss a cut that’s right for you.
  3. If you want a celebrity hair style, just remember this. Celebrity photos are taken only after stylists have meticulously spent hours making sure every lock is in place. You may not have that kind of time to dedicate to doing your own hair every day.
  4. How much hair are you willing to cut off? If you have long hair and 1 -2 inches are coming off that’s not much of a difference. It will be if it’s for short hair!
  5. Sometimes you get what you pay for when it comes to hair. If you want your style and colour just right it might be worth spending a few more dollars to get a highly trained professional.
  6. What’s your lifestyle like? Do you mind having a high maintenance haircut or would you prefer something that’s wash and wear?

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When Your At the Salon

  1. Ask for a consultation with your stylist and/or colourist. Any good hairstylist will take the time to discuss what look you are trying to achieve and it’s usually free. Show them the pictures you brought in. Tell them what you like and what you hate about your hair. Give them a sense of your personal style. Explain to them how much time you want to spend styling it. And tell them how you typically wear your hair. Do you tuck it behind your ears, or wear it up in a pony tail?
  2. If your stylist suggests something you DON”T want then it’s really important to say so. It’s your hair and you have to live with it, so it’s important to speak up. However, do keep in mind that the hairstylist is a professional and can give some good advice on what will and what won’t suit your face shape, style and skin tone.
  3. Be specific when it comes to colour. Find out exactly how light or dark your hair will be. Ask to see an example and also take photos of people whose hair colour you like.
  4. Give the stylist an exact measurement of the amount of hair you want cut off. A ‘little trim’ in your mind might may not be the same thing as a ‘little trim’ in your stylist’s mind.

During the cut:
Pay attention and don’t have your nose in a magazine or book. This way, if you don’t like what the stylist is doing he or she can change it before it’s too late.

After the cut:

  • If your unhappy with the cut and or color, don’t just go home disappointed. Most stylists would much rather have you tell them you’re not happy than lose you as a customer forever. Of course, it’s easier to avoid this by openly communicating what you want and don’t want before half of your hair has been cut off.
  • If your are happy with the results remember to ask about advice on how you can achieve the same look at home. Also find out what products they used on your hair.

These hair cutting tips hopefully will help you develop a good relationship with your hairstylist from the start. I swear, if can prevent one person from going through a hair cut disaster it will be worth it! I’ve been there! I wish I had the picture to show you…:)

Crazy Hair Styles From Around the Globe

Crazy hairstyles are quite common on the catwalk. Although it seems that both women and men these days are coming up with some pretty wild hair styles. Is there anything we can’t do with our hair?  Some of us like to think outside the box and be different.  Hey nothing wrong with that!

The New Emo hairstyle

The New Emo hairstyle

Everyone’s got their own definition of the word crazy. Most of us who think of  a crazy hairstyle think of an extreme color like hot pink or choppy style.

France and the UK especially, have always had famous hair designers and always make a huge fashion statement. The new looks nowadays are EMO and Indie. If you’re ready for a new look, a crazy cut or coloring have a look at the Latest Hairstyles site. They break down the various hairstyles by type and have a nice variety of pics in their picture galleries so you can get some ideas.

How to Choose a Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

Are you looking for a haircut that suits your face but are overwhelmed with choices? What makes a hairstyle look good? It’s actually all about softening the angles of your face. Have a quick look at this video to get an idea of how it works.

When you select a hairstyle first identify face shape. Is it oval, square, heart shaped or round? Then decide on your hair length,decide if you want bangs and what hairstyle your going to keep. It at least helps you narrow down a hair style as you browse through your hairdressers magazines.

Celebrity Hair Style Secrets

Celebrity hair styles are all the rage and of course the are trend setters displayed in magazines and on TV. Here’s a list of 5 celebrity hairstyle secrets.

Celebrity Hair Style Tips

Celebrity Hair Style Tips

  1. Alternate using a curling iron and a waving iron to give your hair more texture.
  2. If you want perfectly straight hair, first apply a condition mist to dry hair, than apply your flattening iron. This will eliminate frizz and static.
  3. For highlights in curly hair try putting the the color vertically. This will help define the curls. For straight hair, paint the highlights on in a starburst fashion across the entire surface of the hair. Always keep highlights within two shades of your own natural hair color.
  4. Try to use hair products specifically made for color treated hair.
  5. Try sleeping on a satin pillow to combat split ends and for frizz free curls.