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A Peek Into 2013 Hairstyle Trends Inspiration!

Hairstyles are something that you select, not just by what is currently in fashion, but also by your personal preference. The style that suits you best will be the one that balances with your face shape, works with your hair type, and suits your personality.  There is certain to be a style that will make you look fabulous this season, and something that works perfect with your current taste in fashion. Here are a few of the styles to watch for this season, and the best part is . . .  they are simple and easy to achieve at home.

Long Sleek Hair featured at Prada, runways of  the Winter 2012/2013

Straight, Sleek Hair 

Straight hair is definitely in again this season. The straight hair look has been popular on and off for a few years now, and it looks like once again, it’s totally back in vogue. Prada, featured a stream of models wearing long, super straight hair on the runways of  the Winter show. While many of the looks were achieved with hair extensions, the straight, sleek styles can be replicated easy enough and any length hair will do.  To achieve the super straight look,

  • Apply a smoothing serum to clean damp hair and blow dry smooth
  • Mist with a Thermal Protection Spray
  • Smooth with a flat-iron

Prada also showed some unique dip-dyed hair colour techniques. It may not be for everyone . . . but it’s NOT boring!

2013 Winter Hairstyle Trend Volumized Waves

Romantic Waves

Gucci showed us romantic waves, on the runways of their fall 2012 fashion show and it was a bit hit!  This style works best for those of you with some natural wave to your hair. It is perfect for those romantic nights out with the love of your life, but it works even if you just want to have that classic, sexy look going on. Save your hair wear and tear from the heat using these easy steps and you’ll have big voluminous waves for days!

  • Shampoo/Condition hair at night
  • Blow dry or air-dry till 95% dry
  • Twist hair into a high top-knot and pin into place

The Elizabethan Chignon

Another look that has made a fashion comeback,  in a number of different ways, is the chignon. Kenzo’s models wore this look during the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 fashion show. This look is perfect for any occasion and to achieve it you simply need  hair long enough to backcomb into a low ponytail. The heavy side swept bang updates the look.  The hair is loosely tied back and rolled into a sort of Elizabethan style, to look chic, soft and sexy. The beauty of this style is that it doesn’t need to follow any rules and it does not have to be perfect to look perfect!  .

The great thing about the winter hairstyle trends is you can literally be as creative as you want. Experiment with these styles, or simply create your own version of any of the looks. The new season is all about creativity and you can make up your own style . . . maybe even one that will start a new trend  for the Spring/Summer.

This article was provided by Hershesons. Visit their site to learn how to work an invisible hair ponytail into your fashion for the upcoming season! And for more winter hair ideas check out our Pinterest Winter Hair Tips board.



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Braid Bars Cater to You

Dianna Agron with a blonde braid bar type hairstyle at this year’s Sag Awards

Braids, braids and more braids!

These unique bars are located within hair salons to give women beautiful braided hairstyles. Like a bar, they offer a full menu of choices, but instead of intoxicating cocktails, clients choose from a wide assortment of braided hairstyles.

Most braid bars will give you a menu full of photographs, but the variations and options of braided styles that can be created are limitless.  Keep your eyes open for braids you like in magazines and online. Stylists may be able to recreate a similar style for you.   You can ask for a hairstyle that is specifically designed to flatter your features and fit your lifestyle.

Berenice Bejo’s braid at Oscar's 2012

Braid hairstyles are growing in popularity; we see them everywhere from the red carpet to the supermarket. Why so popular?  Braids are quick and easy to do; you can dress them up or down and they are all unique and cute!  Want a refined look?  Start by wearing a single hairline braid. A single braid looks sophisticated and is great for the work place. While, teenagers generally like to rock an edgier look with lots of braids.

Celebrities love these braid hairstyles. They have recently been seen on stars including Dianna Agron and Kaley Cuoco at this year’s 2012 Sag Awards and on professional tennis players Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka at the 2011 U.S. Open.

Kaley Cuoco's halo braided updo at SAG Awards 2012

How Much Do These Services Cost?

Most hairstyles at a braid bar will cost around $45. You can save money by shampooing and blow drying your hair at home before your visit. These services will often cost an extra fee that can easily bring your total bill up to $100.

Braid your own hairstyles the way that hairdressers do at braid bars and save.

If you aren’t all thumbs and you give yourself a little practice time, you can create your own versions of a number of braided hairstyles at home. There are several videos available on YouTube that will show you how to recreate a variety of braided hairstyles as well. Don’t worry if your hair doesn’t come out perfect. Unlike traditional braids, these modern braid hairstyles look better messy, making them perfect for beginners.

This trend took off in New York City. The John Barrett Salon in New York was recently featured on The Today Show. The idea quickly spread to others cities including West Hollywood and Seattle. Due to the high demand of these styles, you can now find hair salons that offer specialized braiding services all over the United States.

For more great braid ideas check out our Pinterest Braid Board

  



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6 Must Have Hairstyles for Men

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Hey men, are you looking to do something different with your hairstyle? Now may be the perfect time to do so.

The Holidays are here once again and you know what that means? Your girlfriend or spouse is already thinking about what to wear to whatever shindigs you may be attending this year. AND how to do a little different twist to her look by changing up her hairstyle a bit. Whether a color change, new hairstyle, or new way of styling her hair you can be sure she will be doing SOMETHING different.

“A little hairstyle
change can go a long way on men”

Now admit it, don’t you like it when she changes things up a bit and shows another side of her beauty? Well, the Holidays are a perfect time for you to take such leaps of faith and do something a bit different with your hairstyle too. Now I’ll be the first to admit, a radical hairstyle change isn’t for all men, and I’ll even go out on a limb and say it may not be for a majority of men.

The most important thing with a style change for men is that you stay true to your nature. Wear a style you are comfortable with. If you’ve got a bit of flair hiding in there and have the confidence to pull it off, your gal pal, as well as others will surely take note.

Take a look here at what Steve Elias, California hairdresser and NAHA winner, has come up with when asked by American Salon Magazine to bring on the classic looks of Cary Grant or Rock Hudson with a modern twist. If you have a desire to be able to change your hairstyle, these changes can be achieved mostly by learning how to use a flat-iron and a round brush with your hair dryer.

Ask your hairdresser to walk you through how to achieve a certain style that appeals to you. Your girlfriend or spouse may also be a good resource for teaching you how to use hair styling tools and the right hair care product.

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For this change-up to a more groomed finished hairstyle, Elias first flat-ironed the hair and then added products that would hold the hairstyle in place and give it shine. He used Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Clay and Pomade.

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A severe side part, using Liquid Pomade and finishing with Grooming Clay was all Elias needed in this models straight hair to achieve this hairstyle.

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Blow-dried again using a small amount of Liquid Pomade and a paddle brush.

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In this look, Elias used Grooming Cream on wet hair and blow-dried. Use either a vent brush or an oval bristle brush, not to smooth out all natural wave.

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Again a flat-iron was used after blow-drying smooth. Then a lot of Liquid Pomade was used to give a shiny, slicked-back look.

For more great looks check out our Pinterest Men’s Hair Board.

 

  



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