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    Fall Hair Colors Look More Dimensional

    Hair Colorists Guide to Fall Hair Colors

    You don’t need to know who’s in which movie or plays Which TV role or sings which song. You just need to know what they all look like. Colorists across the country are scouting celebrity trends to make sure they’re on top of what clients will want,” observes MODERN SALON Beauty and Fashion Director Maggi Mulhern. For fall, one thing seems certain: hair color will be part of every “what’s next” look. Here is what she recommends for her stylist readers:

    • BRONDING ~~ Golden highlights kissing a light brown base against an October late-afternoon sun? Can’t beat it! Introduce this hybrid look to both your brunettes and your blondes as an update for fall.
    • OMBRE ~~ As soon as you think it’s over some celebrity shows up rocking the ombré all over again. This look has legs, especially since it’s so forgiving for clients who need to stretch appointments. Fall’s deeper shades suggest a gradation of chocolate through caramel, and there’s also been buzz about spilling the ombré look onto a redder palette. Keep your eye peeled for a burst of rust-to-fire, or wear it yourself to inspire clients.
    • BALIAGE ~~ The twist on ombré is that it’s reignited the reverse: light on top, dark on the bottom. The advantage for long-haired clients is that the lighter area brightens the face.
    • DIP-DYE, TIE-DYE, BRIGHTS AND PASTELS ~~ The fun departure from natural shades is steadily going mainstream as clients seek ways to look edgier.


    Fall hair colors always follow the natural flow of the season. Just as your wardrobe and make-up colors become deeper, fall hair colors also deepen to compliment these changes. Summers sun bleached layered hairstyles need refreshing and that’s done by toning down blondes and richening up brunettes and redheads.

    Before committing to a new fall hair color be sure to read up on “What hair color is best for my skin tone”  then bring some pictures of hair colors you like to your appointment to discuss with your hairdresser. Sharing pictures are really the only way you and your hairdresser will know if you are both on the same page!

    Also, you may be able to stretch your dollars by wearing high lights closer to your own natural hair color and going with a hairstyle that grows out easily.

    Fall Hair Color Salma Hayek

    Fall Hair Color Pelelope Cruz

    Brunettes – Fall Hair Colors Hottest Trend

    Farouk Systems Global Artistic Board says the trend for fall/winter is all about “hot chocolate and mocha.” If you are a brunette already (or even a wannabe) take note as these words will likely be used in your hair salon to describe the fall hair colors to embrace this season. These two BFF’s show off best brunettes fall hair colors! Salma Hayek’s dark strong tones are a sultry, sexy look with her coloring. Penelope Cruz’s deep, dark brown base is threaded with caramel hair high lights which enhance her warm skin tone.

    Fall Hair Color Trends Sara Jessica Parker

    Fall Hair Color Cameron Diaz

    Celebrity Fall Hair Colors Trend- Ombre Effect

    The Ombre hair color trend is still strong after it started showing up in Hollywood this spring and it will be big for fall hair colors as well! The Ombre effect is high lighted strands from mid-shaft down. These high lights are easy to maintain as long as the high lights are 1 to 2 shades lighter than your base hair color. To create this effect, hair is high lighted, balayage style or painted on the hair from mid-shaft down. Or as in Sara Jessica Parker’s case, she also has added balayage high lights around the face.

    Christina Hendricks

    Redheads Fall Hair Colors – Fiery and Red Hot Copper

    Christina Hendricks, from Mad Men leads the way reds will be headed for this fall. Her pale skin tone is a good match with this sizzling hair color. Another celebrity who pioneered this fiery red hair color, Rihanna! Check out Julianne Moore, she wears copper-red hair perfectly with her pale, freckled skin tone and blue/green eyes!

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    The Fashionistas Ultimate Guide 30 Funky Hairstyles!

    Not to be Outdone Brits Create Cute Funky Hairstyles

    Gotta hand it to our fellow hairdresser’s across the pond, when the creative genes for hairdressers were being distributed, they didn’t miss out on any!

    When searching my arsenal of hairstyle news to put up today, I kept coming up with the same old, same old,blah, blah, blah . . .and after all, if I can’t find you something NEW and UNIQUE in the world of hair once in a while . . .

    So here it is and I love it. Pictures from the winner of the”British Hairdressing Awards.”(Now note the word “hairdressing” which highly implies the most extreme of the creatives in the hair business as far as I’m concerned.) The art of “hairdressing” goes beyond the normal “hairdresser” work. You may have noticed”hairdressers” are hard to come by when trying to find someone to give you a great prom updo. In the dressing of hair there is no end to where the imagination can take the artistic hairdresser, especially with so many amazing products and accessories out there now, like nbr hair extensions which give you a whole new head of hair! Here are the funky hairstyles as proof of which I speak;

    Angelo Seminara, of Trevor Sorbie is British Hairdresser of the Year!! Great funky hairstyles Congratulations Angelo!!

    Funky Hairstyle 2

    Not so funky Hairstyle . . . but beautiful!

    Funky Hairstyle 3

    Funky hairstyle indeed!

    Funky Hairstyle 4

    Funky Hairstyle Grecian goddess

    Funky Hairstyle 8

    Truly funky hair . . . Bamboo-ish?

    Funky Hairstyle 5

    Classy funky Hairstyle

    Funky Hairstyle 6

    Cute funky hairstyle with a 30’s twist!

    Short Funky Hairstyles . . . Showing Up All Over Hollywood

    Short Funky Hairstyles

    Mena Suvari wore long hair for years, and the only thing that she changed about it was her hair color. So the new short funky hairstyle Mena is sporting these days is about as drastic a hairstyle change as it gets. You may remember her for her leading role in the Oscar Award winning American Beauty, but she has shown a versatility of talent to play a wide variety of roles, such as American Pie and Beauty Shop.

    short funky hairstyle

    Mena-Suvari buzz cut

    Don’t you love it when women go fearlessly head on into a new short funky hairstyle? (Remember Demi Moore and Natalie Portman?) It’s so gutsy! Just last week, cameras caught Mena Suvari, in her new funky town buzz cut hairdo. She’s back in town to film her lead role in the “Garden of Eden”.

    short funky hairstyle

    Charlize Theron

    She first showed up in a short funky hairstyle in her role as Furiose in the Mad Max series “Fury Road. Here she sports a boyish side part Ivy League look that is stunning on her.

    short funky hairstyle

    Agyness Deyn

    Started wearing her hair short while still a teenager and her iconic short hairstyle even have a name of its own “the Aggie”. You know when you have a hairstyle named after you, you’re in the big-time. Agyness looks gorgeous in any hairstyle but she really turns heads when she steps out in one of her well known edgy short hairstyles.

    short funky hairstyle

    Natalie Portman

    First went short for her role as Evey Hammond in the movie V for Vendetta and she got so much positive feedback on her buzz cut look that she showed up at the Saturn Awards where she received the best actress award sporting her now famous funky short hair style.

    funky short hairstyle

    Demi Moore

    For her role in GI Jane, Demi had to shave it all off, but still looked terrific, (don’t you think?). It was reported that she hated the look and has never been seen with really short hair since.

    funky short hairstyle

    funky short hairstyle

    Let’s face it… The buzz cut isn’t for everyone, but if you want a funky, quick and easy hairdo, this may just be the funky short hairstyle for you. To pull this haircut off, you need a good self-image, a nice shaped head, preferably thick hair and honestly, a well proportioned body helps too! If you do decide to try one out at home, I wrote a step by step guide to a DIY Buzz Cut that you’ll want to read before getting the clippers out.

    Funky Short Hairstyle Trends From Framesi

    Funky Short Hair Style

    Can you spot how the Framesi designers have taken a new look into the next, funkier level? OK, so the majority of people may not run to their hairdresser tomorrow asking for one of these funky short hairstyles. But, if you watch closely, the trend that will trickle down, will be a less daring variation on these themes, a more subtle variation.

    Funky Short Hair Style

    For sometime now, we have seen the silhouettes of short hair styles become more rounded, more geometrically shaped. The Victoria Beckman (Posh Spice) funky short hair style, was probably the most influential in setting the trend. The basic idea is long layers, shorter in back and longer on the sides.

    But here, Framesi’s designer group, takes it to the next level with a more maverick look to it. Strong asymmetrical short hair style shapes, with a layering of hair color techniques, are showing up in both men and women’s funky short hair cuts.

    You asked for funky hair styles, so just take a gander at what these hair stylists give you!

    Crazy Hair Style From NAHA Hairstyling Awards

    I love it! I wait all year to see the novel creations that hairdressers will whip up for the North American Hair Styling Awards. The NAHA Awards Show was held last week at Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition hair stylists can participate in. Give hair stylists a reason to create some funky hair styles and pair that up with some equally imaginative, photographers. . .And here you have it!

    Hair designers from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and Switzerland contended to become the best in a specific category of their choice. These dedicated hairdressers work extremely hard to compete and are recognized with unlimited networking, educational and professional growth opportunity, not to speak of the confidence boost this work gives them.

    Congratulations to all who participated . . . And may the force be with you!

    Funky Hair Style Winner of Master Hairstylist at NAHA Awards

    Master Hair Stylist of the Year

    Kris Sorbie
    New York, NY
    Photographer: Nico Iliev

    Funky Haircut Winner of Hairstylist of the Year at NAHA Awards

    Hair Stylist of the Year

    Eli Mancha
    Chicago, IL
    Photographer: Helen Berkun

    Crazy Hair Style With Waves Winner of the Best Salon Team at NAHA

    Salon Team of the Year

    Jackson Ruiz Salon
    Austin, TX
    Photographer: Tania Quintanilla

    Funky Hair Style of Editorial Hairstylist of the Year NAHA Awards

    Editorialist Stylist of the Year

    Dimitrios Tsioumas
    New York, NY
    Photographer: Babak

    Funky Hair Color of Student of the Year Winner at NAHA Awards

    Student Hair Stylist of the Year

    Giovanna Simington
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Photographer: Babak

    Winner of the Makeup Artist of the Year at NAHA Awards

    Makeup Artist of the Year

    Clarissa Luna
    Austin, TX
    Photographer: Tania Quintanilla

    The Crazy Haircut Winner of the Avante Garde Award at NAHA

    Avante Garde Winning Hairstyle

    Jake Thompson
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Photographer: Kevin Schidel

    Contemporary Classic Funky Hair Style Winner at NAHA Hairstylist Awards

    Contemporary Classic Winning Hairstyle

    Simon Chercuitte
    Montreal, QB
    Photographer: Ara Sassoonian

    Fashion Forward Hair Style Winner at NAHA Hairstylist Awards

    Fashion Forward Winning Hairstyle

    Zahir Ziani
    New York, NY
    Photographer: Ara Sassoonian

    Funky Hair Color Winner at the NAHA Hairstylist Awards

    Haircolor Winning Hairstyle

    Dimitrios Tsioumas
    New York, NY
    Photographer: Babak

    Hair Texture Winning Hair Style at the NAHA Hairstyist Awards

    Hair Texture Winner

    Carlos Cintron
    Lewisville, TX
    Photographer: Babak

    So, there you have it! If these funky short hair styles are a bit too “non-conformist” for you . . . it doesn’t mean you can’t change to something comparably new. If you have a creative hairdresser, leave it to them to create a similar, perhaps less daring shape for you.

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    3 Edgy Medium Hair Styles in 1 Cut

    Reinvent your medium hair style with this multiple personalities irresistible look!

    For those of you who have grown tired of wearing the same old bob hair style you’ve worn forever, and want to make a quick change, you can easily make the transition into a look similar to this one. This medium hair style converts easily from an inverted bob or regular classic bob hair style. The ‘bob’ will never, never, ever go out of style, it just get’s a new tweek now and then, and this is but one more rendition of this ageless hairstyle.

    Who says medium hair styles need to be repetitive or monotonous? It’s hard to say what I love most about this look, the color is drop dead gorgeous, and the cut can be coiffed to look funky, chic, or somewhere in-between. The beauty of this head-turner is there are 3 very distinct looks with just one haircut!

    modified bob medium hair style

    The Cut

    The cut is what I’d call a modified bob. The back (everything behind the ears) is pulled back and cut blunt at the nape of the neck. The sides are left slightly longer. The hair is long, layered on top and the perimeter is chipped in to soften the edges. The bangs can be cut in any way you like.

    The Color

    There’s nothing like a bombshell red hair color to make a fashion statement! We’ve recently seen dynamic red hues like this one catching on like wildfire. However, these daring shades aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and they certainly are not for the timid. Vibrant hues such as these, pack a powerful punch and the ladies who wear them turn heads where ever they go.

    Who can wear it?

    The hair color shade shown here work best on women with pale skin tones or pale with cool (pink) undertones, and blue or green eyes. For those of you with warmer undertones (peach or golden) to your skin, rich golden auburn’s and warm gold and red highlights work best. If you’re considering a big hair color change, but are finding it difficult to take the plunge, try on some hair pieces at your local beauty store or kiosk at the mall.  Since it’s hard to be objective about yourself, bring along a trusted friend to help in your decision-making. Red hair color tends to fade quicker than other colors, so if you decide to wear it, you’ll want to get the know-how on how to keep it healthy, shiny, and vibrant, from your hairdresser.  Here is what was used to create these dynamic looks.


    Smooth Modified Bob Medium Hair Style

    The Smooth Version

    1. Mist with KIS Leave-In Sealing Spray
    2. Apply KIS Gel Wax to wet hair dry
    3. Flat iron with KIS Thermal Protecting Hairspray
    4. Apply KIS Shine Serum

    Curly Modified Bob Medium Hair Style

    The Curly Version

    1. Mist with KIS Leave-In Sealing Spray
    2. Apply KIS Root Lifter to the root area
    3. Next, apply KIS Spray Gel to ends
    4. Blow dry and flat iron with KIS Thermal Protecting Hairspray
    5. Apply Shine Serum


    modified bob medium hair style

    The Textured Version

    1. Mist with KIS Leave-In Sealing Spray
    2. Apply KIS Root Lifter to the root area
    3. Next, apply KIS Spray Gel to ends
    4. Blow dry and flat iron with KIS Thermal Protecting Hairspray
    5. Apply Shine Serum


    Remember your bangs can easily be altered to make a new style statement too; blunt bangs, side-swept bangs, bangs with wispy edges, or bangs cut in an asymmetrical edgy sweep with hard edges like this cut . . . whatever, medium hair styles never need be tiresome or humdrum again!

    Thanks go out to Behind the Chair, Tressa and Kis, for bringing this our way. Hairdressers can find the hair color formula, cutting and styling techniques for this medium length hair style at BTC Tressa and Kis Organic Transitions Collections.  Now that’s RED!  Love the color, love the cut!!

    For more great medium hair style looks check out our Pinterest Medium Hairstyles board.

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