Saturday, December 26, 2009

How to Blow Dry Hair - Short Emo Hair Style

Do you have a straight hair with Emo style hair cut and want to re-create a salon quality blow dry at home? This short video shows how to blow dry your hair and create the right base for different Emo hair styles.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How to Style Jessica Simpson’s Hairstyle

How to Style Jessica Simpson’s Hairstyle

This post will tell you how to copy Jessica Simpson’s “sex kitten” sexy, tousled waves on your hair. This hairstyle is best on hair that is past the shoulders in length and has long layers cut into it.

To get this style to look its best, wash your hair the night before and apply some mousse while it’s still damp. Let your hair completely air dry, or you can blow-dry it to get most of the moisture out. Hair that is clean–but not freshly washed–right before you style it will hold the style better.

When it’s time to style your hair, apply some shine serum to the ends to avoid frizzies.Using a large-barreled curling iron, take a 2-inch section of your hair and wrap it around the curling iron in a spiral-like fashion. Roll the hair up until it is 2 to 3 inches from the root. You want the top of your hair to be smoother, so don’t curl all the way up to the scalp.Once a section is curled, carefully remove the curling iron in order not to disturb the newly-formed wave. Spray the curl with an aerosol hair spray and move on to the next section of hair. Repeat this curling and hair spray process.
Jessica Simpson Hairstyle
How to Style Jessica Simpson’s Hairstyle

Once all of your hair has been curled and set with hair spray, flip your head upside-down and tousle your hair with your fingers.
When you’ve tousled the hair, flip your head back up and, using a Mason Pearson brush (see resources), back comb the hair only at the crown to create a sexy, ‘60s bump.Now smooth the top layers of your hair by using the Mason Pearson brush. Carefully brush the top portion of the top layers until they sit smooth, with no obvious holes or back-combing showing through.
Create a side part. Swoop your bangs, if you have them, over one eye for extra sex appeal.
 Finish off this style with a light misting of hair spray to hold the style.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hathaway Medium Hair

anne hathaway medium hair

Ever since she cut off her long locks, Anne Hathaway has looked great with medium hair and with her movie Bride Wars out, it is a good time to showcase this look. In this photo, she shows off how to add volume to the tresses and how to style the hair differently by pinning one side back and parting the hair to frame the face very well. It is just one of the many options for styling medium hair while also giving it a more formal touch.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

How to Style Short Hairstyles to Medium

How to Style Short Hairstyles to Medium image

Short to medium hairstyles, the fast style can be an effective means to create a new look in your hair while creating a look that is simple and easy to administer. Through the use of hairstyles that are within a few minutes, you can and be ready for the day looking stylish and assembled in less than five minutes. For women with an agenda, on the jump and even those with small children, the countless minutes in preparation for a trip, or preparing for the day, these hairstyles are an essential component for a quick and creative design styles.

While styling until you get a fast, use pins and Finishing Spray, a funky style. By using the comb and spray finishing, using again the combination of techniques to within the band on the hair. Through these areas, where volume was at the base of the hair, now Pins Pin, certain parts of the hair. Use techniques such as pinning the crossing pins over another and the rotation of the hair, to have an effect on a funky styles until you get that can be created with a dry hair, but it can also be used for wet hair on the go with a similar effects.

Other short hairstyles that are quick to create are simple so that your hair natural waves. If you do not have the time in the morning to just over the whole length of hair or even have time to dry the entire hair, than to examine the question of whether the hair to find its natural waves and waves improve the volume of products. Through the use of these products, people cut in half the hair is dry, with products that can be used to waves and volume within a few minutes to stay up to date on the latest styles.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cut Side Swept Bangs? That’s a great idea!

side bangs - hair style looks more beautiful

As you know, the bangs and layers can make the hair style looks more beautiful! Jessica Simpson’s medium Hairstyle also has side swept bangs.Bangs whether full frontal or side swept look great and can instantly change the aspect of a hairstyle.Side swept bangs look great on medium hair as well as long hairstyles. They are great for minimizing the forehead or a bad haircut. If cut and styled properly side swept bangs can make the face look thinner and more stylish.

The classic bob hairstyles look great with side swept bangs as well. They balance the look and can hide a cowlick.Cut longer at first in case you get it wrong so you can still have enough hair to repair the mistake. If you cut it too short there won’t be anything you can do but wait for it to grow.Keep in mind that wet bangs will get shorter after they blow drying.

How to style a good side swept bangs? You can follow these steps to create the side bangs.

side swept bangs - picture of side swept bangs
picture of side swept bangs
 First of all, you should separate the hair that you want to make bangs out of. Pull the hair to the front, separate it from the other part and secure the hair that you don’t want to make bangs out of with a scrunchy and bobby pins if needed so it won’t get in the way, take a comb place it under water and comb the hair that is left loose to get it wet. You can cut dry hair as well only it will be more difficult if you are a novice, start cutting on the side first around the length of your nose and work your way down. As you work your way towards the other side cut the hair less and less so it’s shorter where you first began and longer where you finish. It should be an even, slightly oblique cut, blow dry the bangs towards the side where the longer part is straighten them using a flat iron if needed set with hairspray so they will stay on the side.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hairstyles through the decades

While many hairstylists claim that hair fashions change on a yearly basis, these changes are usually quite minimal. Unless you're in the hairdressing industry, it's unlikely that you'd be able to distinguish a 2009 layered 'do from, say, a 2007 one. But if you look at the changing hair fashions decade by decade, the evolution is really quite extraordinary! Like all fashions, the hairstyle changes are largely dependent on the pop culture of the time, as well as shifting societal values. Let's take a look at the hair fashions of the last sixty years, one decade at a time.

hair fashions of the last sixty years

The 1950s - short, neat and curled 

The 1950s

Young women in the 1950s had no desire for the long, flowing hair that many girls lust after today. Hair was short, soft and neat, and almost always curled. Of course, there were no curling tongs back in those days: in order to achieve the neat curly hairdos, women would perm their hair, then use heated rollers on a daily basis, or pin the curls into place and spray liberally with hairspray. A huge amount of effort was put into styling their hair, as well as considerable discomfort - most women would actually keep their rollers in overnight while they slept! As feminism was yet to make a real impact in Western society, a woman's appearance was of huge importance, and so the effort was deemed worthwhile.

fifties hair

Fussy and feminine

Later in the 1950s, hair became big and bold: beehives became commonplace, as did the poodle perm (think Lucille Ball) and bouffant hair a la Brigitte Bardot. While these looks were far sexier than the overly neat styles of the early fifties, they still required a large amount of effort, not to mention can after can of hairspray.

Brigitte Bardot bouffant

Bardot's bouffant 

The 1960s

The bouffant styles remained extremely popular throughout the 1960s. The bob was by far the most popular style, and although fashion was becoming more modern, hair was still highly controlled, with lots of volume and lots of hairspray. The idea of hair being made to move was yet to come into vogue: in the sixties, the less it moved, the better. Some of these 'dos look like they would survive a tornado!

sixties hair

The not-so-swinging sixties 

sixties hair

A classic 60s bob 

If the ends of the hair weren't curled under, they were flipped out; a look achieved by using very large rollers. The roots and crown were backcombed and, once again, hit with the hairspray.

sixties flip

Actress Mary Tyler Moore does the flip 

Sophia Loren

Sixties siren Sophia Loren 

Sultry singer Dusty Springfield was a major hairstyle icon of this decade, as was the still-beautiful Sophia Loren. In the late 60s, short crops became fashionable, a trend largely pioneered by one of the world's first supermodels, Twiggy. And although the hippie movement had begun, their long and natural hairstyles had yet to be picked up by the mainstream. If a woman did wear her hair long, it rarely went past her shoulder blades, and was usually accompanied by a heavy, blunt fringe.


Twiggy's signature 'do 

The 1970s

By far my favorite decade in terms of fashion, the 1970s were all about peace, love and freedom: ideals which were, of course, symbolized by that decade's hairstyles. The shag, the afro, the mullet, 'Farrah flicks', the disco wedge... hairstyles were hugely varied, but all were unstructured and had an essence of freedom about them. Very long, straight hair was in vogue, but because straightening irons were yet to be invented, women used to iron their hair flat using actual clothes irons! Talk about a fire hazard...

Cher seventies hair

Cher: a seventies hairstyle icon 

Florence Henderson shag

Florence Henderson's seventies shag 


His n hers hippie hair 

Two of the major celebrity trend setters of the 1970s, when it came to hair fashions, were Cher and the recently departed Farrah Fawcett. Cher's hair was the envy of many - long, straight, thick and natural - while Fawcett pioneered a look entirely her own, which was light and feathered, and flicked out at the front. Both looks required a minimum of styling and are still popular today, though they have evolved considerably since the hippie era.

Farrah Fawcett hair

Farrah's famous flicks 

The 1980s

The 1980s saw the return of big hair, but in a very different form to the prissy bouffant styles of the 1950s and early sixties. A whole new array of products were on the market - gels, waxes and mousses - and people weren't afraid to experiment with them! The result was all kinds of crazy styles with an emphasis on volume. Crimping the hair was a popular method of styling, fringes were thick and puffy, and accessories were the order of the day: headbands, scrunchies, bobbles and brightly colored ribbons (sometimes all at once). Young girls and teenagers loved the side-pony look, and if your hair was short, then it was either fluffy and permed, or gelled and spiky.

big hair family

Eighties hair: a family affair 

eighties hair

Pass the mousse 

Madonna hair

Madonna: a 1980s icon 

Punk hair also began to emerge in the eighties, paralleling the punk rock music scene. Hardcore punk types began to dye their hair neon colors, some opting for a Mohawk or an extreme mullet. By the late eighties, the natural styles of the previous decade had become but a distant memory, as consumerism peaked and bad fashions reigned supreme. It's no wonder we cringe when we look back on these images! And although eighties-style fashions may have become trendy again, thankfully the hair is (for the most part) staying where it belongs: in the past.

punk hair

The mohawk 

The 1990s

Thankfully, the 1980s had to end, and with it ended the excessive use of products and the crazy, pumped-up hair. Nineties hair became more natural again, but rather than the contrived 'natural' of the 1970s, it actually was natural! Grunge was the key fashion ideology of the early to mid-nineties, bringing with it effortless, wash-and-wear hair. Messy up-dos and basic ponytails were the order of the day, though long hair was often worn loose and flowing - a throwback to the seventies.

nineties updo

The messy updo: very 90s 

Women of the 1990s just didn't have the time for fussy hairstyles, so they didn't bother: they were too busy making a name for themselves in business, politics and academia, as well as keeping up the traditional female roles of wife and mother. Spending any more than ten minutes on your hair was deemed excessive and unnecessary - quite a contrast with the 1950s, and thank God for that!

The two major hairstyles that emerged in the 1990s were 'The Rachel' - named and styled after Jennifer Aniston's character Rachel on the hit TV show Friends - and 'The Bedhead', which was basically a tousled, layered crop pioneered by actress Meg Ryan. Both styles were easily maintained and therefore, truly ubiquitous.

The Rachel face-framing layers

The Rachel 

The Bedhead

The Bedhead: Thankyou, Meg! 

Crazy hair colours faded out of fashion, with women preferring natural highlights, although a big auburn-hair phase lasted for a few years in the 1990s. By the turn of the century, hairstyles in general were simple, natural, and far less likely to cause future embarrassment than those of the previous decade.

2000 - present

Hair of the early 21st century has largely been about personal taste, though a few distinct trends have appeared. First of all is the evolution of the shag: a highly textured, layered style that peaked in popularity a few years ago. It was often accompanied by a long, sideswept fringe, which later evolved into a blunt fringe reminiscent of the 1960s. Long hair was usually layered, and either straightened to glossy perfection, or tonged into tousled, carefree waves.

blunt fringe

Tousled waves with blunt fringe 

straight hair

Sleek, straight and modern 

The last few years have seen a re-emergence of punk hairstyles, as part of the 'emo' and 'scene' countercultures of the late Generation Y. Choppy hair, heavily layered, either dyed pitch black, blond, or in vibrant colors has become popular with teenagers, while those in their twenties and above have generally chosen to keep a more natural look: lightly layered and textured, an evolution of the styles that became popular in the 1990s.

The emo look

Emo hair: the new punk 

Scene hair

21st century scene hair 

side part

Keeping it real, 2009-style 

Whatever may happen in the future when it comes to hairstyles, we always have our past to look back on: both for inspiration, and for how not to do our hair. Most of the time, new styles are created by top stylists, paraded on the catwalk and on celebrities, before slowly filtering down to the mainstream and becoming a part of the culture. The great thing about hair is that regardless of the trends, the way we wear it comes down to personal choice: if we want to shave our heads, then we can, and if we want to grow our hair past our hips, we can do that too. The evolution of hairstyle trends is fun to watch, but ultimately, it's your hair, and so the way you wear it is up to you.