Thursday, December 30, 2010

Get A Brand New Look for the Brand New Year

As a hairstylist, I am by nature creative and constantly trying to come up with exciting and fresh ideas for my clients and myself. Whether it’s subtle changes for more conservative clients, or dramatic makeovers for the more daring, here are a few fun ideas to consider to help you look and feel your best in the new year. Here’s to 2011!

The Ombre’ Color Technique
Rich dark roots that fade into light brown to blonde ends. This dramatic look is very trendy right now in Hollywood and certainly for particular tastes. The big pro about this look is because roots are so dark the color maintenance is easy peasy.

The Pixie!
Always a bold and daring cut but oh so stunning! Not for the faint of heart but amazing if you want to make a statement. Easy daily maintenance – just wash and go, but higher salon maintenance due to quick outgrowth of the style.

You don't have to have a crazy color technique or chop all your hair off to look amazing in 2011. My advice to you if you are looking to make a subtle change is to look at old photos of yourself through the years. When did you love your hair most and what did you like about it? When did you hate your hair most and what was it that drove you crazy? Answering these questions can help you make better educated decisions for color and cuts in your future. Talk to your stylist in depth about all your options. Consider all over base coloring to richen up dull tones, add highlights around your face to brighten up your look, or add a few lowlights if you are getting too blonde and washed out.

As far as getting a new haircut - you can change the shape of your cut without taking off length. Add shorter layers to add volume or make a goal to grow layers out for a sleeker look. Other changes to your cut could be to add some bangs, take two inches off at your next trim instead of one, or add layers just around the front of your face.

Hair is such a fun way to express yourself and your style so don't take your mop on top for granted. Make it the most it can be and choose 2011 to get inspired. I know I am!!!

Love, The Happy Hair Stylist

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fun! Quick! Sweet Hair Tips!

Here are a few fun tips and tricks for cute, healthy, and happy hair!

.Make sure your hair is completely dry and moisture free before applying any hot tools. You may boil and burn your hair.

.Need to trim your own bangs in an emergency? Take small sections and point cut ends instead of cutting straight across. Hair will look more blended & forgive any mistakes.

.Hair can be over protein-ized and become brittle so make sure you alternate or rotate with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.

.HAIR TLC!!! Make sure you use the concentrating nozzle on your hairdryer. Always point the hot air down the hair cuticle to help smooth your tresses. Blow with a cool shot at the end to set and seal.

.Got Bangs? A cute way to get them out of your face but still look chic is with a twist or small braid. It’s perfect after the pool or beach when you can’t blow dry and style right away.

.Never go to bed with wet hair. If your scalp stays too wet for too long it can start to flake. So if you take showers at night be sure to blow dry most of the moisture out of hair before your sweet dreams.  

.Want Volume? Use a small tooth comb and tease the roots of small sections on the top of your head. Hair spray and then smooth over the top layer of hair for instant va va voom volume!

Hope these tips helped inspire you! Love, The Happy Hair Stylist