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    5 Short Formal Hairdos That Will Never Go Out of Style

    Move Over Long Hair, Short Formal Hairdos are Taking Over!

    I’ve begun to see a trend that is very subtle and not very widely reported and that is toward more formal classic hairstyles. Retro looks of the 40’s and classic styles from the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn are showing up on the celebs. So I think it is time to look at what influence this classic short formal hairdo movement might be having.

    Short formal hairdos are so much fun, and keep an eye on the accessories! I adore this asymmetrical short boy-cut on Marley Shelton. Big, flirty earrings and bare shoulders make the look come alive for any soiree! A great cut and color is essential to making this look over-the-top! Dimensional hair color gives a coquettish quality to the hairdo . . . lighter in front, darker in back and a few strategically placed high lights and you’re there!!

    Marley Shelton Short Formal Hairdos

    Keira Knightly Short Formal Hairdo

    Short formal hairdos like Keira Knightly’s . . . pure panache! If you think short hair is boring, think again. This short, magnificently mussed-do is tooooo cute! Note once again, to make this a more formal do, remember the earrings . . . the earrings. To add all this fullness to this shape, Keira’s medium thick hair have been layered and texturized throughout to break it up. Style with volumizing products, shampoo or mousse and spray roots with a product like, Matrix root lifter and blow dry haphazardly to create fullness. Use your favorite styling gel or pomade to ends for a piecy look.

    Katie Holmes Short Formal Hairdo

    Katie Holmes Short Formal Hairdo

    Both of Katie Holme’s short formal hairdos fall into classic hair stye territory! This short crop haircut with long layered bangs looks especially ‘cute’ on oval or petite face shapes. Other face shapes that can wear this well include heart, diamond and sometimes rectangle. Round face shapes normally should avoid this hairstyle, but there are some exceptions, your hairdresser should be able to help you.

    The slightly inverted chin-length bob with bangs is also a classic shape that makes it fit our list of short formal hairdos. This hairstyle is cut just slightly shorter in back. Part of what gives this short hairdo a formal look is the chic, sleek styling. Use a flat-iron and a shine serum like Morrocanoil to create this look. This hairdo fits most face shapes and will work best with straight hair.

    Naomi Watts Short Formal Hairdo

    Short formal hairdos like Naomi Watt’s retro look are full of glamour and style! This year’s trendy wavy, lightly layered bob is especially popular because it’s low maintenance and versatile! This short hairdo takes on a more formal look with a deep side part and by tucking one side behind the ear. Try a sparkly pin and voila! Another big plus is this hairdo works for all face shapes.

    Prep clean hair with a hair styling spritz or mousse like, Sebastian Whipped Creme. Use a mid sized curling iron, 1′ to 1 1/4′ barrel and wrap horizontal. Let hair cool before pulling through with fingers to style. Mist with a light hairspray like, Sebastians Shaper.

    For more great looks check out our Pinterest Wedding Hairstyles, Prom Hairstyles Boards.

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    Confirmation, Hairstyles Affect Your Self Esteem

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    Scientific confirmation, Hairstyles affect your self-esteem . . . Duhh!

    I really get a kick out of these scientists who give us confirmation of the obvious and then try to make you think they have made some kind of breakthrough? Well here is a classic example. All the while I was reading this press release I kept looking for the punch line. I thought for sure this was satire.

    Women figured this out while living in the caves and this guy makes it sound like it didn’t exist until his study confirmed that hairstyles affect your self-esteem.

    What was interesting and a bit surprising was how young it all starts. Yes, he is right, we should be teaching our young girls good hair care techniques and strategies very early on. Don’t you wish your mom had spent more time teaching you how to have great a looking hair style?

    Pediatrician Writes Rx for Self Esteem in GirlsAs controversy mounts as to whether or not school age girls are being over medicated, one Chicago area pediatrician writes a prescription that parents will surely rush to fill.Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 5th — As controversy mounts as to whether or not school age children are being over medicated, one Chicago area pediatrician writes a prescription that parents will surely rush to fill. Of Corn Silk and Black Braids ($17.95 11x11in. hardback, ISBN 0-9657033-2-0) tells the tale of a young girl entangled with issues of self-esteem and at the root of her problem she finds — hairstyles.So what is the connection between a girl’s hairstyle and their self-esteem? Author Vincent L. Johnson M.D. answers girls, like adults, can show signs of increased self-doubt and intensified social insecurities when they are unhappy with their appearance. Dr. Johnson further explains, So called bad hair days can turn into unpleasant days in general due to low self perception.

    Of Corn Silk and Black Braids aims to help girls overcome negative self-image by teaching them to find pride in their appearance, appreciate their differences, and above all, discover beauty within.

    Hair Raising Self Esteem Boosters

    • Take your girls to a hairdresser that has experience with her specific hair type; have the hairdresser teach both you and your girls how to properly care for their hair
    • Letting your girls assist in the care and maintenance of their hair will give them a sense of responsibility
    • Help your girls find a hairstyle that reflects her unique personality
    • Remember that girl’s hairstyles should be easy to manage and suit their active lifestyles
    • Teach your girls the importance of inner beauty

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    Hairstyles Competition

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    Try your hand at a hairstyles competition and Win!

    Hairstyles competition and contests pop up now and again that I try to pass along to my readers and here is one you don’t want to miss out on! Matrix Mannequin Mania Contest is taking entries now till July 31, 2010 and you can win lots of goodies just by creating a great new haircut . . . hair color . . . hairstyle, or all three using your favorite hair care products.

    You will send in three pictures, front, side and back views of your very skilful new creation in one of four categories:

    • Hair Stylist
    • Hair Salon Team
    • Cosmetology Student
    • Matrix Friends & Family (for employees of Matrix and its Distributors)

    A winner in each group will take home $25,000!! Not bad for creating what you love to do!  Winners will also spend time with Tabatha Coffee (Tabatha’s Salon Takeover) Get your mannequin in for this hair styles competition sooner than later and be in on a chance to win $1000 gift card.  Semi-finalists will be chosen monthly in each group and entries not selected that month will be eligible for the next month’s $1,000 gift card!

    FYI, if you want to get in on this hairdo competition but don’t have a mannequin they will accept your entry if created on a person . . . hmmmm . . . you can check out all the essentials here.

    If you’re not a hair stylist print out this article and bring it with you to your next hair salon appointment.

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