Monday, April 29, 2013

Braids, Braids, Braids!!!

Melissa Stone, creative director for Sojourn, formerly creative director with Vidal Sassoon, created this stunning braids cover feature with photographer Karin Catt for American Salon Magazine July 2010 issue.

“Braids Can Be Slimming” Most women I know won’t likely try to duplicate Melissa’s chic braid above, but braids come in every shape, size and style and there is probably more than one or two you could fashion, with just a little bit of effort and know-how.

Melissa used a Mason Pearson brush to smooth the hair into a high ponytail. To get the beautiful smooth, shiny look, she braided it, smoothing it as she wrapped it with Sojourn Monio Oil Treatment.

Loose Side Braid

I love this loose side braid! Now, is such a perfect time to be wearing some of these new braids. Even if you don’t have long length hair, you can get the look with an extension.

Just find a braid style or two you oooh...and aaahh...about and take just allow yourself a little bit of time to practice learning how to do it! These braids are worn loose and casual, perfect to wear on hot summer days to cool down and to combat the frizzies!

Temple of Glam brings us this untidy side braid, inspired by Alexander Wang:
•    Apply glossing cream to clean, damp hair to help prevent flyaways
•    Dry hair
•    Create a deep side part and direct hair to one side
•    Apply a conditioning paste/wax to mold hair
•    Start a French braid high on the head, keep it loose and casual by using three uneven pieces
•    Continue the side braid all the way to the bottom
•    Give the braid a slight shake to loosen it
•    Secure braid with clear elastic
•    Finish with shine spray
A fishtail braid (also called herringbone braid) is arguably the easiest braid to make. You basically work with two strands of hair instead of the basic three strands used for braiding.

Then take a small piece from one strand and wrap it into the other strand and vice versa.

Boho Braids for summer

Part hair on the side and French braid hair from part to behind the ear. Pin with crossed bobby pins behind the ear. This models beachy waves makes this boho braid perfect!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Half Braid Hairstyles

Combining two of the key hairstyle trends for 2013 (the deep side part, and unusual braiding) comes this creation from internationally renowned stylist Laurent Philippon: the half braid.

Sleek and ultra-modern, it complemented the looks from the recent Herve Leger SS 2013 show to perfection.

hair trends 2013 long blonde braid

Sunday, April 7, 2013

2013 Long Center Parted Korean Hairstyle for Girls

Here is a gallery of cute long straight Korean hair style for girls. Center-parted hairstyles have taken over the deep side part as a favored style.

If you have long hair and the right face shape, a center part can actually be very flattering.

cute long Asian hairstyle

Center parts are kind of like an arrow pointing right to your face. The center part works well with angle-softening curls or wispy bangs.

Make sure your skin is clear and your makeup is flawless before parting any waves. To define your part, Palau recommends dabbing some hair wax along the scalp.

Go easy to avoid “greasy roots.” Hairstyles that work well with a center part include medium, long, partial updo and bob hairstyles.

long layered Asian hairstyle

long Asian hairstyles 2013

Parting a long hairstyle in the center is a very dramatic look.All over curls or slick straight are great options for a hairstyle with a center part.

cute long Asian hairstyle for girls

cute Korean girl with long brown hairstyle

cute Asian girls long hair style

Cute Asian girls long hairstyle

Asian long wavy hairstyle

long center parted Asian hairstyle

Asian girls long hairstyle

long wavy Korean hairstyle for girls

long Korean hair style 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Modern Hairstyles Trends and Styles

Proposals on hairstyles for winter cover a wide range of styles, from boyish pixie and hairstyles in straight lines, geometric style buns until the '40s and '50s, waves Flapper girl, bob hairstyles and fake typed.

With so many options available, it is easy to understand that every woman will leave these virtual pages with eagerness to try at least some of the proposals fashion shows in hairstyles.

Hair clips, purposely left to the right to remove strands of face (Rodarte), heavens hair (wet hairstyles are visible to Narcisco Rodriguez, Victoria Beckham, Zac Posen and Ohne Titel) and elegant hair Hair bands (Oscar de la Renta or Tory Burch) marked the beginning of a new season of elegant styles accessorized.

For the most part, fashion tended to fit harmoniously in the styles chosen image, not to hide our face makeup fabulous features proposed for the cold season behind a solid fringe of hairstyles messy, unmanageable.

Ponytails and hairstyles college girl raised helped as much as they could to keep brows in check, but these styles have failed could be achieved by many other props.

Except for Calvin Klein models whose geometric haircuts with bangs thick and short homage bring that "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". Vidal Sassoon influence is also seen in the structure observed in presenting some of the haircuts Organic by John Patrick.

Modern Hairstyles spring and summer 2013

Ponytail - a classic choice, several kinds of behavior

If the season spring / summer 2013 ponytail style was abandoned for less rigid, the messy hair was the norm during the cold season, we return to the classic version of our hair wear.

Ponytail - a classic choice, several kinds of behavior

Volume gain an exaggerated view of Carolina Herrera, look quite dramatic and impressive being made ​​by tapping. Customize this classic modern style by placing a black ribbon.

Modern Hairstyles 2013 trends and styles

Retro hairstyles - elegant '20s, '40s, '60s

Retro hairstyles continue to have overwhelming influence, simply because it promotes the femininity of bygone Golden Age. Hollywood glam, we illustrated in L'Wren Scott presentations, Oscar de la Renta and Donna Karan.

Retro hairstyles - elegant '20s, '40s, '60s

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Simple Elegant Hairstyles for All Occasions

Simple Elegant Hairstyles for women. Whether you are preparing for prom night or simply wanting to hang out with your friends, how your hair looks is just as important, sometimes even more important, than the clothes that you are wearing.

Your hair, after all, is your crowning glory.  No matter how beautiful your outfit is, you would not do much justice to it if your hair is simply a mess.

Elegant Hairstyles photos

Elegant hairstyles provide you just that needed finishing touch no matter what the occasion may be. These hairstyles are not only simple to do.

Elegant hairstyles give you that neat, sophisticated look that would make you look like a million dollars whether you are wearing just a simple shirt and jeans or a glamorous ball gown. Here are some great and simple elegant hairstyles that you can do on your own that you can wear in almost every occasion.

The French Twist

French Twist hairstyle 2013

One of the most popular elegant hairstyles being used today is the classic French twist. Nowadays, the French twist is one of the elegant hairstyles women wear even on in the workplace.

The French twist greatly complements a simple suit or dress and makes you presentable to your clients giving you that added confidence boost to help you close that business deal or land that job opportunity.

The Half Updo

Half updos are a favorite hairstyle for many teenagers.  It is also one of the easiest elegant hairstyles that you can do and fits most hair lengths and thickness. Half updos allows you to wear your hair down and loose while still keeping your hair out of your face and showing off your delicate features.

For casual events such as a night out with your friends, simply wrap a section of your hair around the rubber band holding up your updo. For more formal events, you can add a bit of glitter by sticking some subtle rhinestone hair accessories.

The Ponytail

This is perhaps the most popular of the different elegant hairstyles being used by most women today. It is also the most versatile. The ponytail complements most fashions whether you are simply heading out to the gym for a workout or heading out to the prom with your dream date.

As with the half updo, wrap a section of your hair around the rubber band.  For formal events, curl up your hair with the use of a curling iron before gathering it up in a high ponytail for that extra elegant touch.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Long hairstyles for black woman. Tips

There are many types of braided black hair styles available. Cornrows are small, tight plaits, close to the scalp. Twists are similar: groups of hair strands are twisted into soft plaits that drape.

Hot curlers, hot combs, and color can all damage your hair and using more than one of these can make the problems exponentially worse.

Since straightening your hair removes elasticity from the hair shafts, the straighter your hair is, the more fragile it will become.

Long hairstyles for black woman Tips
  1. Start by shampooing and conditioning your hair and then saturate it with a high quality hair setting lotion.
  2. Part you hair into 1/4 to 1/2 inch sections and place end papers on the ends of your hair.
  3. Roll your hair onto each straw and then secure them using hair pins.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 until you have completed your entire head.
  5. Dry your hair under a hair dryer.
  6. Remove the straws and separate each curl using your fingers.
Long hairstyles for black woman

Long hairstyles for black woman 2013 Tips

Monday, April 1, 2013

What causes hair loss in women?

It's something that is rarely talked about, and yet is becoming increasingly common. Female hair loss is a problem for millions of women around the world (30 million in the United States alone, according to the American Academy of Dermatology) and its various causes are often quite different from those that result in male baldness.

For decades, doctors believed that the androgenic alopecia that accounts for 95% of male hair loss was the culprit for women's hair loss as well; now it's widely accepted that for women, it can be caused by many factors - including hormonal problems like PCOS, extreme stress, severe illness, thyroid disorders, genetics, negative reactions to medication, and more.

Female hair loss

As a woman, losing your hair can be as traumatic as it is embarrassing.

"We don't even like to use the term "androgenic alopecia" in women anymore - instead we call it female pattern hair loss - a broader term that encompasses many possible causes, some of which are likely to be directly linked to an excess of testosterone, and some of which are not," Dr Ted Daly, an American dermatologist specialising in the treatment of female hair loss, told WebMD.
Indeed, while the hereditary androgenic alopecia is still the most common cause of hair loss in women, there are many other types of alopecia that are not caused by the presence of male hormones (androgens) at all.

Traction alopecia, for example, is caused by excessive pulling on the hair's follicles, usually from tight hairstyles like cornrows, or from using hair extensions. Similarly, alopecia areata is not caused by male hormones either, but by the woman's own immune system attacking the roots of her hair follicles, which causes the hair to fall out.

Then there's the hair loss that follows significant changes in the woman's body, such as those that occur during childbirth, severe illness or extended periods of major stress.

This is known as telogen effluvium, wherein the hair that has been in the growing or transitional phase will shift to the resting phase. Given that around 90% of your hair is in the first two phases at any one time, having it all shift to the resting phase means that it will be coming out in handfuls.

And of course, there's the hair loss associated with chemotherapy and other harsh medications, which is known as anagen effluvium. This hair loss occurs when the cellular-level mitotic or metabolic activity of the hair follicle is impaired by the medication the patient is taking, causing the hairs that are in their growing phase to fall out.

There are plenty of other forms of alopecia, some with known causes and others that still have doctors scratching their heads. What is certain, however, is that when it comes to female hair loss, a self-diagnosis will not do. Any woman who is experiencing the distress of hair loss should take herself to the doctor immediately.

"The number one rule of treating hair loss in women is getting the correct diagnosis - if there is an underlying physical problem it has to be corrected first," Dr Michael Reed, an American dermatologist, told WebMD. Doing so will often take away the need for additional hair loss treatment, he says, as the root cause of the hair loss will have been identified.