Natural Beauty Tips: Preventing Hair Loss

hair-brush-hair-lossIf you’re starting to notice more hair stuck in your hairbrush or extra strands collecting in your shower drain, you could be experiencing the beginning stages of hair loss. Hair loss is something that will affect everyone to some degree as they age. Even young people aren’t immune to this problem. Hair loss can start at any age and can be exacerbated by hormonal fluctuations, medications, and illness. Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to help keep hair loss at bay.

If you’re having nightmares about hair transplant surgery, don’t worry. You can find plenty of natural ways to prevent hair loss. Scalp massage is a great way to help hold onto the hair you have. A very gentle massage of your scalp twice a day can help boost circulation near the hair follicles, which helps the follicles keep a firm grip on your hair.

Perhaps one of the best natural ways to prevent hair loss is to take vitamins. If you don’t currently take a multivitamin, starting to take one daily could be enough to turn your hair loss problem around. Most people don’t have a very well-rounded diet and this can contribute to hair loss. A deficiency in biotin can lead to hair loss, so you could also try a B-complex supplement that contains biotin. It might take a few weeks before you notice an improvement, but vitamins have the added benefit of helping you stay healthy.

Biotin is so helpful to hair growth that it has worked its way into a number of topical hair products as well. You can pick up a shampoo or conditioner that contains biotin or other natural hair growth ingredients. Many people report success using these products on a regular basis.

Sometimes hair loss can be caused by physical distress to the hair follicle or strand, so it pays to be gentle with your locks. Do not brush your hair too much. Brush it just enough to make it look nice and then put the brush away! Also, be sure you are using a brush with coated bristles to minimize tearing. The bristles that have balls attached to the tips tend to be gentler than other types. If you wear your hair in a ponytail, opt for ponytail holders that are made of soft materials and avoid using the type with metal clasps at all costs.

Chemicals can also contribute to hair loss. A great natural way to prevent hair loss is to reassess your styling routine and scrutinize the ingredient list of the products you use regularly. If you color your hair, ask your stylist about using natural dyes. Try to avoid chemical treatments like perms and straightening. Keep the heat as low as possible on styling devices like flat irons, blow dryers, and curling irons. You should also try to avoid using hair products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate, an ingredient that is suspected to cause hair loss.

Author Bio:
Tobie J. Foy is a hair stylist who has uncovered plenty of helpful tips during her decade of salon experience. After undergoing training on the various types of hair removal Toronto is famous for, she is now considered one of the top providers of laser hair removal Scarborough and the surrounding area has to offer.

 

Summer 2012 Hair Colors, Cuts, Styles, and Trends for the Hottest Months of the Year

Summer 2012 Hairstyles and HaircutsFew better places exist for finding the latest trends and fashions than the runway. Spring and summer collections in fashion weeks were filled with 2012 hair trends and hairstyles for women, hot new nail colors, trendy accessories, and so much more. With the summer heat, vacations, summer weddings, and so much more, these hot hair trends are perfect for the hottest months of the year.

Ponytails
Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan were fans of this classic hairstyle. Models were fitted with ponytails with center parts. These put focus not only on clear complexions but also on the clothes that debuted in the runway.

Side Parts
Side parts were seen at J Mendel and Dries Van Noten’s Spring-summer 2012 collection. They were either sleek and shiny or textured, rough, and wavy. Nevertheless, side parts added a hint of mystery as it hid part of the models’ faces as they walked down the runway.

Accessorized Up-Dos
Accessorized Up-Dos were seen in the runways of Chanel and Phillip Lim. Chanel, being big fans of pearls, added them to the models’ elegantly styled coifs and bare backs. Phillip Lim, on the other hand, used copper hair pins to hold hair in strategic places. Louis Vuitton used headbands, tiaras, and golden accessories to amp up the volume.

Blow-Outs
Glorious blow-outs were very popular for Anna Sui and Dolce and Gabbana. Blow-outs look great on long, luscious hair with either center or side parts.

Wet Look
Going to the beach? Start the fun by imitating beach waves. Apply a generous amount of styling products onto wet hair and allow it to air-dry. It’s also great to wear hair slicked back or down and loose.

Braids
Fishtails and braided up-dos are perfect for those days that are too hot to let your hair down. This is a fancy way to keep it up and textured.

Quiffs
Quiffs (think Gwen Stefani) add lots of volume to slick, styled hair. Use tons of hairspray and volumizing cream to get the look, and sweep your hair either back or to the side.

Volume
Teased hair comes full circle right from the 80’s. Only this time, it’s more elegant than its previous version. Voluminous locks are perfect for semi-formal social gatherings or evening parties during the summer.

Long hair is making a comeback this season. Whether it’s classically styled by center parts or braids, long, glorious hair looks absolutely divine. It’s also the ideal length to let beach waves show. Nevertheless, with these styles and long locks, you’re sure to have a variety of styles to consider for the summer of 2012.

 

Fool-Proof Spring & Summer Hair Trends

Information courtesy of Gocha Hawkins, www.GochaSalon.com.

While some may argue that winter never truly arrived, there is no doubt that for most of us, spring has sprung. With a new season comes new trends, and the world of hair is no exception. From recent red carpet events to runway shows, celebrities and style trendsetters alike are blazing the trail of the most sought-after looks for the warmer months. The question becomes how to make them work for everyday wear. Here are fool-proof versions of hot spring and summer looks from celebrity hairstylist, makeup artist and owner of Gocha Salon, Gocha Hawkins, with emphasis on low-maintenance styling, also known as a woman’s best friend.

Tight Top Knot

Jennifer LopezThe updo is back this spring, and arguably the most popular style of the moment is the upswept top knot. “More than ever, we see people taking more chances with hair. The top knot has been a favorite of celebrities for a long time, and now more women are looking to capitalize on this easy, yet impactful, trend. One thing to remember when doing the top knot is that your hair should be shoulder length or longer; anything shorter, and your style will be much more difficult to achieve. When you add too much product, it can be sticky and unflattering,” says Gocha.

·         Gather hair as if putting up in a high, slicked-back ponytail. If hair is thin and does not have a lot of natural volume, tease gently and pull back, securing with hair elastic.

·         Divide hair into two sections, winding them around one another from the base of the ponytail.

·         Using hairpins, secure hair by pinning the base and then any additional loose hair. The key is to keep most of it contained so the look emphasizes the knot, like Jennifer Lopez’s look at this year’s Academy Awards.

·         Spray with hair spray to keep in place throughout the day or night.

Effortless Waves

Kate HudsonWhile for some of us, beachy hair may be easier to achieve, for those without a natural wave, it takes a little practice to get the right look without overloading on product. As Gocha explains, “One of the biggest mistakes with the beachy-haired look is to utilize products without understanding your hair type. For all hair types, you’ll want to avoid products that are sticky or that make your hair feel hard. Overdoing it on gel or spray can make hair appear stiff, and often, it doesn’t solve the issue of frizz. If your hair is prone to frizzing, use a serum; they are most easily absorbed into hair.”

·         While hair is still wet, apply a volumizing spray; after all, the desired effect is a little bit of a boosted, “heavy-with-saltwater” wavy style that requires some volume. Kate Hudson’s look is the perfect mix between carefree and careful, deliberate face frames.

·         Blow-dry with hands; don’t brush hair while styling.

·         Choose random groups of strands and twist with fingers; particularly those around the face.

·         Finish with hairspray if needed.

High Volume

BeyonceWith humid months around the corner, it’s helpful to have a few styles in the repertoire that lend themselves well to high volume. As Gocha puts it, “Why fight it when it’s humid outside? It’s a losing battle, unless you want to spend your day doing countless touch-ups, and who has time for that? I usually suggest going for trends that are low-maintenance and work well for women with thicker hair that changes texture in heat. Achieving a bigger look is simple, and contrary to popular belief, does not require a trip to the salon for a professional blowout!”

·         If hair is thin, use a shampoo that specializes in producing volume.

·         Use volumizing spray, and then flip hair until upside down. Blow-drying this way produces natural heft and allows closer access to roots that may need teasing. Like Beyonce, don’t straighten bangs, but blow dry them so that they keep the same texture.

·         If needed, use a three inch curling iron (make sure all hair is dry first!) to add more control to waves.

·         Not big enough? Tease hair at the crown. Then, using a large flat brush, comb out and seal with hairspray.

Short and Chic

Sienna MillerThere is no time more popular for short hair styles than spring and summer. And with more and more stars embracing the pixie cut, the moment to go short is now. “Not only are short hair styles the most low-maintenance and easiest to style, but they’re also increasing in popularity as more and more celebrities embrace them. It’s important with a short haircut to trust your stylist to give you the right look; this isn’t something that I would suggest trying at home. It takes a certain personality to pull off this trend, but it’s worth it to be on the cutting edge of what is chic,” explains Gocha.

·         With short styles, keep in mind that they look best on women with square, oval or heart-shaped faces and hair with a certain degree of texture. Not curly, but wavy, is the best for short hair, though thin can also work if layered well. Not ready to go for the full pixie? Take a cue from celebrity Sienna Miller and keep hair longer in front.

·         While many women think that a pixie cut is a “one-trick pony,” there are certain cuts that can be very versatile. For example, a short pixie cut can be styled into choppy bangs, a deep side part, spiked up for volume, or tousled.

·         One of the best go-to products for any type of styling for a pixie cut is a wax-based product, which adds volume and also separation for sectioning hair. Use this as an alternative to hairsprays for keeping the style in place.

“Spring and summer are the prime seasons for women to be more confident in changing hair. I always suggest going for whatever look you’re considering, because it is hair, and it grows back! These easy styles are great for women-on-the-go who seek low-maintenance, yet trendy, looks. And isn’t that all of us, after all?” Gocha says.

For more tips and tricks from Gocha Hawkins, follow @GochaSalon on Twitter, “Like” Gocha Salon on Facebook, and visit the salon’s website at GochaSalon.com.

Images courtesy of PageDaily.com, HairstyleIdeas.net, WomensBeautyLife.com, and BestHairstyle.us.

 

CLEAR Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Total Care Nourishing Shampoo and Nourishing Daily Conditioner Review

Total Care shampooAs a beauty website editor, I was asked to be one of the first few people to review a new and exciting hair care product line – CLEAR Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner. CLEAR products were designed with the scalp in mind, as the scalp accounts for 99% of your hair’s natural strength and beauty. I’ve been using the CLEAR Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy products off and on for the past two weeks or so and I’ve enjoyed my experience thus far. I’m glad to share my personal review of these products.

I received one bottle of Total Care shampoo and one bottle of Total Care conditioner for the purpose of this review. From the moment I first used CLEAR hair products, I fell in love with the fragrance. It is a somewhat subtle yet alluring scent that reminds me of a variety of Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner with that unbeatable fragrance that lingers long after you’ve washed your hair. Some of the key ingredients include sunflower, almond, soybean, coconut oils, aloe vera, and Vitamins B5, C, and E.

Another thing I love about this scalp-focused shampoo and conditioner team is how my hair feels after I’ve shampooed and conditioned with these products. I found no matter if I dried my hair with the blow dryer or let it air dry, my locks were still soft, smooth, and very manageable. In fact, I love how soft and smooth my hair is even when I haven’t had time to style it, and I just take a second to toss it back in a hair clip or ponytail. CLEAR shampoo and conditioner leave your hair feeling ultra soft and touchable, making it a great product duo to use before a big date, anytime or all the time.Total Care conditioner

The CLEAR Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Total Care Nourishing Shampoo has a smooth texture and a shiny, shimmery appearance. It lathers beautifully and the fragrance envelops you in the shower or bath. CLEAR Scalp Hair Beauty Therapy Total Care Nourishing Daily Conditioner has a creamy texture and leaves your hair silky and smooth no matter if you blow-dry it, towel dry it, or allow it to air dry.

CLEAR hair care products contain Nutrium 10™ technology, which is a cocktail of 10 vitamins and nutrients that leave your scalp nourished and protected. Studies show these CLEAR products restore and maintain natural moisture balance in the scalp when used regularly. The CLEAR product line includes six shampoos and five conditioners – Total Care for all hair types, Damage & Color Repair, Volumizing Root Boost, Strong Lengths, Moisturizing Dry Scalp, and Complete Care for dandruff prone hair and scalps.

I recently saw travel sized CLEAR hair care products at my local CVS, but you can also buy these products online or at your favorite mass market retailer. These scalp-focused hair care products retail for between $4.99 and $5.99. For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/clearhaircare.

 

Five Steps to Flawless Hair

Information courtesy of Gocha Hawkins, www.GochaSalon.com.

As women, we are always searching for new and interesting products to give us flawless, luscious locks. While there are certainly treatments and tools that can aide us in unlocking the secret to perfect hair, it’s important to have the basics down. Here, Gocha Hawkins, celebrity hairstylist and owner of Gocha Salon, shares her top five tips for getting the look you want, and keeping hair healthy at the same time.

Salon ScissorsGet a Great Hair Cut

As Gocha puts it, “A good cut means that even when hair dries naturally, and despite all of the environmental factors, your hair will always look presentable. However, a lot of women forget that regular trims are needed to maintain the desired style. Professionals recommend trims every 6-8 weeks for a reason; when ends become split, it hinders hair health and creates frizz.”

Alterna's Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity SprayApply Product Prior to Styling

Gocha explains, “Using a humidity blocker like Alterna’s Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Spray ($18) can go a long way to preventing issues due to heat in the warmer months. But it’s also important to use product every time you style in order to create a buffer zone between hair and the extreme heat of your tool of choice, whether it is a blow drier, straightener or curling iron. Watch which product your hairstylist uses prior to blow-drying, and pick it up from your salon.”

Find out what works best with your hairUse the Right Shampoo & Conditioner for You

“It’s important to know your hair’s texture and to consider whether or not you’ve had color treatments or other recent stresses that can damage your ‘do. Talk to your hairstylist about which products he or she would recommend. In addition, using too much shampoo and conditioner can dull hair; use a drop the size of a quarter. Over-doing it on conditioner and shampoo leaves hair greasy and limp,” says Gocha.

Aveda's Damage Ready Intensive Restructuring TreatmentMake Time to Pamper Your Hair

As Gocha articulates, “If there is one thing I tell all of my customers, it’s to make time to deep condition hair. Check with your hair professional to see which particular treatment is right for you and apply it at least every two weeks, though once a week is best. This goes a long way to keep hair healthy and shiny, as well as strong, preventing breakage and allowing you to experience the best hair day possible. One of my favorite deep conditioners is Aveda’s Damage Ready Intensive Restructuring Treatment ($26); this is great for women who flat-iron their hair often.”

Reese WitherspoonBe Prepared

“Don’t leave the house without a hair tie or a hair clip if your hair is long. There’s no way to avoid every mishap, and having the option to style differently can be your saving grace on a difficult hair day. The longer your hair, the more likely it is for you to encounter obstacles that damage your look. Another fashion forward option is the headband, which allows you to accessorize in addition to hiding less-than-perfect hair,” explains Gocha.

Gocha says, “Having healthy hair is the key to avoiding a bad hair day. Keep in mind that preventative measures are always preferable over damage control. If you treat your hair well, it will reward you with one great hair day after the next!”

For more tips and tricks from Gocha Hawkins, follow @GochaSalon on Twitter, “Like” Gocha Salon on Facebook, and visit the salon’s website at GochaSalon.com.

Images courtesy of EuroManicure.com, HQHair.com, Kronstantinople.blogspot.com, LuxuryParlor.com, and StyleBlueprint.com.

 

John Frieda Products for Flawless Hair

John Frieda Definition & Curl, Tight Curls Curling IronThe John Frieda Tight Curls curling iron (model JFC8) is ideal for any curl lover. I received this product to review and I absolutely love it! This hair styling tool creates soft, beautiful, frizzless curls. The titanium ceramic-coated one-inch barrel has a cool tip to prevent any accidental burning of the ears. This feature has saved me many times trying to created a coif way before my brain has woken up in the morning!

When creating your perfect look, the professional swivel line cord prevents tangling the cord around your body or twisting your hand in impossible ways to get the iron out of your face or in just the right position. The product can rest safely on the counter and won’t roll around or burn the countertop. Although you should never leave a heat tool on and unattended, this John Frieda curling iron will automatically shut off after 60 minutes of being on.

This iron only takes 30 seconds to heat up. The digital temperature display shows which of the eleven high heat levels the iron is set at. The iron can reach temperatures as high as 400° Fahrenheit or 205° Celsius. Although you should always take care when heating your hair, this curling iron will protect your hair from heat with advanced ionic technology that will condition hair and reduce frizz.

Curls produced by the John Frieda Definition & Curl, Tight Curls Curling Iron

The best part about the eleven heat levels is that you can find the perfect fit for your hair type and adjust the level to whatever temperature you need for your ideal wave or curl. For delicate, thin, or easy to curl hair use a low setting like 220°F which the iron starts off at. Average to thick or treated hair should be curled at a medium setting around 310°F. Women with thick or wavy hair should use a medium to high setting like 330°F. For hard to curl hair, use the highest setting between 365°F and 400°F.

The second product I received was John Frieda’s Sleek Finish brush. This product offers you a chance at shiny, smooth, frizz-free hair. It uses deep-shine silicone strips to provide your hair with its best chance at the best hair day yet! The silicone strips are guaranteed to last for the life of the brush.

This hair tool also can transform your hair with Tourmaline (100% crushed gemstones) which releases natural ions to create shine and reduce frizz. This brush is ideal to use while blow drying with vents that allow airflow to reach hair quickly. Even with knotted hair after a sleepless night of tossing and turning in bed, the brush carefully detangles hair without pain.

 

Fashion Star Show Features Suave Professionals

suave-professionalsIn case you haven’t seen it, Suave Professionals® Celebrity Stylist Theodore Leaf and team work on crafting gorgeous hairstyles for the models on NBC’s new Fashion Star program using dynamic Suave hair products. The models show off cutting edge fashions with hairstyles to match, giving beauty goddesses and fashionistas a real run for their money. The Suave Professionals Salon on NBC’s Fashion Star gives a close look at how to create some of these stunning hairstyles at home using Suave products.

Leading up to the airing of Fashion Star, I received a lovely package in the mail from Suave Professionals, featuring some snacks for the premiere episode as well as a generous selection of Suave hair products.

The great lineup of Suave Professionals products includes Touchable Finish Hairspray, Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo, Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner, Volumizing Mousse, and Dry Conditioner Spray. I received a full-sized product of each of these for the purpose of review, and I am excited to share more information with you.

Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Hairspray is an ultra fine mist spray that offers lightweight hold similar to Sebastian hairspray. This spray comes in a generous 9.4-oz bottle with the ability to give you a natural look and touchable hair that still holds the style you want. This product also helps to chase away frizz and fly-aways. Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Hairspray will most likely be my go-to hairspray, since I can’t stand products that leave my hair sticky and weighted down.

Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo offers a great solution for when you just can’t find enough time to grab a shower. It also works wonders when freshening up your hair during the workday or an epic-long day. Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo works to absorb the oils released in your hair, leaving your locks refreshed, smooth, and oil-free between washes. You can also use this product to extend your blowout and to add more volume.

Suave Professionals Volumizing Mousse gives your hair a boost with added fullness in a lightweight, alcohol-free styling product. Key ingredients include collagen and folic acid, helping to plump up your hair, giving it unbelievable body. For best results when using Suave Professionals Volumizing Mousse, blow-dry your hair with a round brush to add to the volumizing effect.

Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner helps to combat frizzy and unmanageable hair through a lightweight formula that won’t weigh you down. This product helps to moisturize your hair while protecting it from everyday heat styling. The frizz control lasts and lasts, giving you smooth hair that styles easily and looks and feels great. You can apply Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner to damp or dry hair for immediate results.

Suave Professionals Dry Conditioner Spray gives you more shine as well as softness between washes in a convenient 3.2-oz container that totes easily in your purse or gym bag. The dry conditioner is lightweight and helps to make your hair softer and smoother when you don’t have time to hit the showers. Key ingredients include shea butter and sunflower seed extract. For best results, pair Suave Professionals Dry Conditioner Spray with the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo product to keep your hair looking and feeling great between washes.

If you are interested in learning more or in catching some of the latest and greatest styles coiffed by Theodore Leaf and team, check out Suave Professionals® and “Fashion Star” every Tuesday at 10/9c on NBC.

 

Suave Scalp Solutions Anti-Dandruff Nourishing Coconut & Shea Butter Shampoo & Conditioner

Suave Scalp Solutions Shampoo and Conditioner ReviewWho doesn’t love a nice coconut scented beauty product? I personally am a sucker for just about all things coconut, so I was excited to learn that Suave now offers a line of shampoo and conditioner for scalp health with a coconut fragrance. Suave Scalp Solutions Anti-Dandruff Nourishing Coconut & Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner are designed to fight flakes while keeping your hair shiny, healthy, and moisturized.

I was delighted to receive a bottle each of Suave Scalp Solutions Anti-Dandruff Nourishing Coconut & Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner for the purpose of this review. The timing worked out nicely, as my scalp had recently gotten a touch of sunburn when I was on vacation, so it was flaking and peeling a bit. I noticed right away when using the anti-dandruff hair products that the flaking and peeling settled down and my hair was soft and silky to the touch after shampooing and conditioning. In fact, I felt as though my hair had the same quality texture, shine, and bounce as when I use Pantene shampoo and conditioner or salon grade hair products.

The fragrance of the Scalp Solutions Nourishing Coconut & Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner collection is enjoyable with a playful yet elegant scent that lingers long after your shower concludes. The coconut scent is light and fragrant but not overpowering in the least. It can blend nicely with your usual perfume or scented body lotion.

Scalp Solutions Anti-Dandruff Nourishing Coconut & Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner definitely work hard to treat and eliminate dandruff and related symptoms while moisturizing your hair and scalp. This shampoo and conditioner duo is gentle enough for daily use and works especially well when used as a pair. Both these hair products contain Shea butter and coconut fruit extract.

The Suave Scalp Solutions collection also includes Invigorating Mint and Eucalyptus and Invigorating Ocean Minerals & Aloe Vera 2-IN-1. The shampoo and conditioner products retail for about $3.79 per 14.5-ounce bottle. For more information on Suave Scalp Solutions products, check out their listing on Suave’s site.

 

Blast from the Past – Revival of the 1920s Hairstyles

Katy Perry 1920s hairstyleGorgeous, glamorous hairstyles from the 1920’s are back and better than ever. No matter if you have long hair, short hair, or hair of a medium length, you can rock a 1920’s hairstyle that appeals to you. Retro hairstyles from long ago maintain popularity over time based on their beauty, style, and functionality. The 1920’s brought on a revolution of change that altered our world forever, with many of the beauty trends sticking around to remind us of the times and how our society has changed in some ways while remaining the same in others.

First, consider the amazingly popular bob hairstyle. Everyone from celebrities to teens and even mature women are finding creative ways to look fantastic wearing this retro hairdo that looks great on so many faces. Bob hairstyles started out in the 1920’s as more of a classy convenience, but they have evolved to be a major fashion icon in the world of hairstyles. The bob hairstyle looks great in both short lengths falling to the ears or just below, as well as medium lengths brushing the tops of the shoulders. Another way to change the look of your bob hairstyle is to consider whether you’d like to show off bangs or just brush your hair (or some sideswiped or fringe bangs) off to the side.

1920's hairstyle - Katy PerryMarcel waves are another popular style of the 1920’s, giving women that Hollywood look as if they just stepped off the stage of a major motion picture of that era. Marcelled hair is back and better than ever, with many women turning to marcelling irons and even requesting a marcel hairstyle at the salon. This glamorous look can be a great choice for a fancy evening or social event. If you like the sound of this look, check out these Marcelled Hair Style Instructions.

Finger waving, pin curls, and short hairstyles with curls, much like Betty Boop, are also considered some of the top 1920’s hairstyles. For additional insight into these hot 1920’s hair trends, just watch what the celebrities are doing. Katy Perry recently rocked a hot 1920’s hairdo styled by ghd, and that is only the beginning. Keep an eye on the red carpet for other hot looks sported by celebrities far and wide.

To ensure you are best able to create your retro hairstyle at home, make sure you have the right tools in your beauty arsenal. Styling products, a hairdryer, brush, comb, bobby pins, curlers, curling iron, straightening iron, and marcelling iron ought to do the trick. Remember, the better the quality of your hair products, especially your dryer and heat tools, the better your hair will look on a daily basis. Looking for ghd straighteners? These stylers can really help to give your hair that gorgeous, just-stepped-out-of-the-salon look with very little time and effort. Consider the ghd Scarlet styler, which is a hot item to pick up for yourself or as a special gift for your favorite beauty goddess.

 

Blast from the Past – Revival of the 1920’s Hairstyles

Katy Perry 1920s hairstyleGorgeous, glamorous hairstyles from the 1920’s are back and better than ever. No matter if you have long hair, short hair, or hair of a medium length, you can rock a 1920’s hairstyle that appeals to you. Retro hairstyles from long ago maintain popularity over time based on their beauty, style, and functionality. The 1920’s brought on a revolution of change that altered our world forever, with many of the beauty trends sticking around to remind us of the times and how our society has changed in some ways while remaining the same in others.

 

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1920s Hairstyles for a Fun, Retro Look

1920s hairstyles, old hollywood hairstylesToday, most fashion trends are dictated by Hollywood stars and other influential people mostly in the style business. Anything celebrities wear in public typically becomes a sought-after item. Most of these stars and actresses have started wearing the roaring 1920s hairstyles, which include the short bobbed and wavy hairstyles. Other styles include the sleek and feminine styles that were shiny and wavy at the bottom. These 1920s styles exuded a lot of sexiness and also made the wearers eyes look larger.

The 1920s were considered one of the most stylish eras. A search on the Internet will show you the styles that were popular at that time. The 1920s hairstyles can either be worn with casual yet feminine clothes or even a glittery, elegant outfit. To add spice to the ‘20s hairstyles, you can incorporate a few modern elements, for example, accessories that will give the hairstyle an unforgettable effect. Consider feathers, headbands, and other fun hair adornments. This will give you a perfect look for those formal, high profile gatherings and red carpet occasions.

If you wish to get pretty and glamorous like an old Hollywood glamour starlet, you can do so with some of the old Hollywood hairstyles. They are popular unique looks for anyone who wants to look like their favorite old time star. You can imitate some of the Hollywood stars, for example Katherine Hepburn, Olivia de Havilland, Betty Page, Bette Davis, and others who epitomized Hollywood glamour and style. Today’s celebrities are turning these old hairstyles to stunning, fresh looks. With such choices, you will definitely stand out in a red carpet event, at costume parties, cocktail parties, or other special occasions. Wearing these old time hairstyles is the best way of bringing back a beautiful part of our history.

If you are in love with the Hollywood hairstyles, you have a wide variety to choose from. Whether you love Cameron Diaz’s whimsical locks or Jessica Alba’s gorgeous caramel highlights, the choice is yours. If your Hollywood style is wavy tendrils but you cannot get it because your hair is fair, there is no cause for alarm. To get more volume, you can try hair care treatments to give you exactly what you are looking for in your tresses.

The Old Hollywood glamour hair style embraces smooth, cascading waves with deep side parts. You can get this look with finger waving or pin curling. To spice it up, you can add an eye catching vintage accessory at the back or on either side. Accessorizing with feathers or rhinestones is a great way of completing the look. Once you have decided what you want, it is time to look for a stylist who can recreate the look.

 

Pink Beauty Product Preview

ghd pink orchid straightener-smOctober will be here before you know it and all kinds of pink products will be stocking the shelves. You can support the fight for a cure with your everyday product purchases as well as gift purchases and special items you pick out for yourself. From hair goodies to makeup, skincare products, and everything in between, the supply of girlie items offering a donation toward breast cancer research and awareness continues to grow each year.

If you are in the market for any fun beauty tools or just want to help with good cause, consider these cool pink beauty products for breast cancer awareness.

Pink Products for Hair
From shampoo and conditioner to styling products and even hair straighteners, girls can find a lot of fun pink products for healthy and beautiful hair. As one example, GHD now has a limited edition pink orchid styler, which is in collaboration with Breakthrough breast cancer and their research.

Pink Products for Skin
Skincare has come a long way to include much more than just the standard skin creams and sunblock products. Complete skin cleansing systems and skin cleansing devices are becoming more popular and some brands even participate in the breast cancer awareness donations and promotions. Clarisonic offers a pink version of their popular facial cleansing device that donates toward breast cancer charities with every purchase.

Pink Makeup Goodies
Pink Shatter by OPI will probably be the biggest hit of the 2011 pink makeup products for breast cancer awareness. OPI’s lineup of Shatter products started with its signature Black Shatter and soon evolved to include other Shatter colors like yellow, silver, and blue. The Pink Shatter is sure to be a hit with girls and women of all ages.

These are just a few of the countless pink products supporting the fight for a cure. Stay tuned for our full Pink Shopping Guide for all the greatest products whose purchase supports breast cancer research and awareness.