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    Blonde Hair Colors Too Light?

    Blonde Hair to Brown

    Christina Saralegui Blonde Hair Dying

    Blonde hair colors are an art to get right!

    Are your blonde hair colors too light for your skin-tone? A good indication that your blonde hair colors are too light for your skin tone is when you hear the question more than once, “Are you feeling OK?” Your skin tone will look more sallow and dull than usual with a sort of ‘washed out look.“Blonde Hair Colors
    and Skin Tone”

    Blonde hair colors can be a trademark like Christina Saralequi, dubbed the Spanish Oprah, but it can become too light for many women in winter months when skin tones have lost their summer glow. Gradually in summer, blonde hair lightens simply from any outdoor activities. Add to that hair salon high lighting to enhance your tan and by fall your blonde hair colors are much lighter than normal. Your blonde hair colors now may easily be too light to wear into the winter months as your skin tone also lightens. That’s the reason you see celebrities going into darker hair colors for the winter months; their hairdressers know the added depth of color will bring out the best in their lighter skin tones.

    I found this question from Esther to be timely. A few of you may be experiencing a similar problem even if you’re not 64!

    Esther asks:

    I am a young 64 year and have been told by many people that I look about 45. My face is not wrinkled. I am Latina and my natural hair color was dark brown with a little bit of red high lights. Now I am gray and went blonde when my hairdresser said I could. My skin is medium to light and I tan easily. I think my skin tone is warm though sometimes I see pink in my skin. I think my blonde hair color is too light. I’m now a level nine with high lights. I have dark eyes and eyebrows. What kind of hair color should I have? I have really enjoyed being a blonde.


    What hair color is right for my skin tone?

    I’m assuming since you have enjoyed your blonde hair colors that they have worked well for you and complimented your skin tone, until it became too light. Most Latino’s have cool complexions and sounds like you do also. Your medium to light skin tones with faint pink undertones or with golden undertones fall into the cool range. Your deep brown or black/brown eyes and dark eyebrows are also in the cool range. Your natural hair color, dark brown with red high lights, is considered in the warm range.

    I imagine you’ve noticed your skin-tone change over the years. Most of us will notice our skin tone changes, losing a little color as we age. Add to that the lack of sun the winter months bring and your blonde hair colors may easily become too light for your skin-tone.

    It may be good to add some depth and warmth to your blonde hair color. You don’t need to leave the blonde hair colors behind but adding some depth to it may be a good balance with your dark eyes and brows. You should leave this to a good hair colorist; I wouldn’t suggest trying it yourself . . . there are too many way’s it could go wrong.

    When blonde hair colors are too light, it needs to be ‘filled’ before adding another color to get it to the desired shade. The lightened hair has a lack of pigment and the ‘filling’ puts the right amount of pigment back into the hair in order for it to become the desired shade. That probably sounds like gobbally-gook and that is why you should leave it to a professional who can get it right! It’s worth it!

    Your hair colorist might decide it would work well to just put a toner over your color to slightly darken your blonde hair color. This would be an easy fix that may be all you need for now.

    Don’t miss our complete guide to hair coloring for more in-depth information.


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    Retro Round Face Haircuts

    Hair Styles for Round Face

    Haircuts for Round Faces

    Holiday Round Face Haircuts . . . retro pin curl styles!

    Round face haircuts take on a retro look with pin curl styling! Isn’t she adorable! So cute and so original this look is that I just had to show it to you.

    It’s so easy, when blogging about hair and all things hair, to get continually caught up on the next new celebrity hair style or celebrity hair color that when I found this . . . well; it was a breath of fresh air! Here is a perfect hair style for round faces that you won’t see popping up everywhere. Isn’t that nice?

    You can get this look using a curling iron, but by using pin curls you will achieve a much more authentic retro hair style, and pin curls are more hair friendly than your hot tools. Any new hair styling venture takes a little bit of a learning curve, but it’s worth the effort for a new head turning hair style!

    Instead of writing out a zillion steps that would probably discourage rather than encourage you to try a new retro pin curl hair style, take a look at this great video for all you need to know. As a matter of fact this gal has a few features to watch that are very helpful in getting a great retro hair style. She also has a how-to video on 50’s retro makeup. It goes without saying . . . the makeup is a MUST to complete the look!

    Round face haircuts don’t get much cuter than this . . . so take a look and Happy Holidays!!


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    Get Straight Hair Now!

    Straight Hair Styles

    Straight Hair That Lasts!

    Straight hair styles are not going away. Straight hair is basically still as popular as it was a few years back when it came into vogue. When you have curly, lackluster hair that seems to defy all straighteners, it may make you want to give up. But don’t give in, you can have shiny straight hair . . . it’s all in having the right know-how, the right products and the right tools.“How To Straight Hair”

    When you want to make straight hair out of curly hair, you need the right products: a hair dryer, straightening balm, nourishing treatments to repair damaged hair, and a straightener. It’s important to have an iron that goes up to a high temperature to tame curly locks. GHD hair straighteners are a great choice because they go up to over 400 degrees quickly. GHD Hair straighteners’ ceramic heating mechanisms and aluminum plates protect hair, and give it shine and movement.

    Straight Hair Prep
    When you are preparing to straighten your hair it’s important to start with clean hair. Wash your hair with a shampoo and conditioner, specifically formulated to reduce damage from heat styling. GHD products and Moroccan oil make shampoos and conditioners that are specifically meant to nourish, treat damaged hair, and protect from heat styling. Towel dry your hair and distribute a quarter-sized amount of Moroccan oil Treatment from roots to ends. Focus on the ends which become damaged easily. This will moisturize and protect your hair. It also helps hair dry faster.

    Straight Hair Blow-Out
    Pin the top layers up, and section by section, blow your hair dry straight using a hair dryer with a nozzle attachment and a round brush. Take the section of hair near your scalp and hold the brush under it, your hair secure in the bristles. Pull the brush toward the ends of the hair with the hair dryer near it pointing toward the brush and the ends of the hair. Repeat until your hair is dry. Don’t worry if your hair isn’t perfectly straight.

    Straight Hair Flat-Iron Styling
    When your hair is dry, distribute a small amount of GHD Smoothing Balm. Using clips, pin-up the top layers of hair, and straighten the bottom layer in 1-inch sections. As you straighten, you may need to go over sections twice. Unpin the upper layers and continue. Make sure you aren’t taking more than one inch at a time, as doing so will make your hair frizzy and susceptible to curling.

    To add shine to your hair, spray a light, even coat of Moroccan oil Glimmer Shine Spray all over your hair. Use your hands to distribute it throughout your hair.

    The products and this process should keep hair straight and shiny throughout the day, as well as preventing fly aways and static. GHD hair straighteners are designed to not just straighten hair but keep hair straight throughout the day, even in wet weather. With practice this can be mastered at home, so you can have straight, shiny hair whenever you want.

    Article courtesy of guest blogger Zarko Zivkovic

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