Showing posts with label celebrity hair styles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label celebrity hair styles. Show all posts

Friday, August 30, 2019

This Season's Best Polished Hair Looks: #shinyhair

It's already the holiday weekend, and just like that summer is over and fall is just around the corner.  The major fashion weeks are about to take place and that means back to business.  I am actually looking forward to this season’s more polished, pulled together beauty looks inspired by the 90's fashion spotted on the runways, in fashion editorials, and on celebrities. One of the first things I want to do is trim my hair and work on its overall condition, as this season’s best looks are sleek and smooth no matter the length or amount of curl or wave.  I’ve consulted with some of the top hair stylists on sets who are creating new styles for editorials and celebs, and asked them for the key products and tools they use to achieve these looks. Whatever your length or type of hair, the top trend is hair that moves but is controlled, shine and gloss are key, and condition is paramount.  

90’s Blunt Bob:  sleek precision cut bobs of any length are classic and dramatic at the same time.  Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, and Kim Kardashian have all been spotted with this edgy cut.  The key to this look is controlling frizz for a sleek, smooth finish.  Try K√©rastase Discipline Anti-Frizz Smoothing Spray for its weightless formula and shine.  

Gamine Crop:  short hair is having a major moment, flirting with androgyny in the most feminine of looks.  Nothing shows off the neck and cheekbones quite like an eyelash grazing cut.  Try Shu Uemura Blow Dry Beautifier Thermo BB Serum that smoothes and softens hair for controlled movement and defined texture, while protecting it from heated styling tools.

Great Lengths:  this season’s long hair looks have soft waves with a center part.  Think of your beach waves toned down a bit, with more definition.  Try Rossano Ferretti Parma Favoloso 18 Natural Defining Mousse, a light-hold styling and volumizing mousse that adds shine and is airy enough to allow hair to move.

Volume:  need a little glam?  Time to practice back-combing and using hot rollers to achieve sculpted, glossy,  glamorous waves. Movement is key and the goal is to avoid stiff or un-touchable hair.  Try Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Body Builder, a volumizing formula that creates a shiny, airy hold.  

Center-Part Straight:  Channel this 90’s favorite style for a versatile look that draws all the attention to your face, in a look that works 24-7: ponytail grip for the gym, ultra-chic for going out, sets off dramatic, smokey eyes just as well as a clean, natural look.  Try the Dryer Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush which smoothes hair with a paddle-shaped brush that has the heat of a flat iron while being as easy to use as a regular hairbrush, leaving hair shiny and frizz-free.  

Glossy Straight:  thin straight hair needs a great cut that has face-framing soft layers.  Try Ouai Hair Oil for a high gloss, smooth finish.  The lightweight formula won’t weigh fine hair down.

It’s time for a fresh new look to go along with the fresh air creeping in.  I’m off to make an appointment with my stylist asap.  

                                                         XOXO Shelley

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Balayage Hair-Coloring Technique

Balayage, French for painting or sweeping, is the newest buzzword in hair coloring and a look you have seen on countless celebrities. In this technique color is painted on to hair shafts freehand, rather than highlighting with foil, creating a multi-toned look that appears natural and luxurious.  Who wouldn’t want to imply they just spent a few weeks on a beach?  The look is youthful and makes hair tones look richer and shinier so they catch the light better.  It is more subtle and natural than ombre or sombre hair techniques and suits more styles, textures, and colors.  

Since the technique requires a trained hair colorist, it isn’t something you can try for yourself at home, but the investment is worth it since it is low maintenance as it grows out. No need to worry about your roots showing since that is exactly the point: the hair has ribbons of color applied to the lower half of the growth so your natural color stays on top, and face-framing lighter or warmer tones are applied to the bottom half of the hair.

Balayage works on all but very short hair lengths, and all textures and colors.  It looks sleek and sophisticated on long, straight, shiny hair, and naturally sexy when hair has waves.  Use shampoos and conditioners specifically formulated for color-treated hair, and protect your color when using heated appliances. 

The color-mixing options are as endless as you are bold, so balayage suits just about everyone.  Mid-length to longer hair looks current if the hair has texture and if the lower half of the hair is cut in a choppy fashion.  Brunettes can use lighter tones to look like they just spent the summer at the beach, or caramel tones to add warmth and depth, while adding blonde tones makes a statement. 

If you are not into highlights and a novice with hair coloring, you can start with simply having a colorist work on only the bottom three or so inches of you hair in a tone that is slightly lighter than your hair color, and follow up by waving the bottom sections of the hair for a little volume to catch the light.  Balayge on blonde hair creates a sun-kissed look and looks great when the lighter sections frame the face, having a brightening effect on the complexion.  Naturally grey hair looks amazing with balayage as it creates dimension and depth that is more apt to capture the light.  It also makes the hair greying process an easier transition since it mixes various tones and colors in an intentional way.  If you are bold with a capitol B then rainbow colors might be just the thing to make sure you don’t blend in with the crowd.  Think of Kelly Osborne!  This woman is an original!

An easy way to play with colors and tones on a whim, or to match a fashion look – think blogger style one day, haute hippie-chic the next, is with hair extensions in a tone that does not match your own hair color.  Since it is the bottom half of the hair that is colored with balayage, and the idea is not to match exactly but to intersperse the different color throughout the hair, then extensions can be the perfect alternative for a quick, non-committal fashion statement. 

Next time your roots are showing and you are about to book an appointment, look for a balayage expert and give yourself a break between colorings – you will thank yourself later and everyone will want to know how you got your amazing color.

                                              XOXO Shelley

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