Sunday, November 28, 2010

How to Feather Your Own Hair

How to Feather Your Own Hair

When you feather your hair, you create soft, curvy layers that aren’t extremely noticeable, but give your hair a little bit of body and make it a lot easier for you to brush and manage. However, this is normally quite simple and there’s no need for you to go to a salon to do what you can do at home.

Start off by buying a feathering comb (which can be found at beauty supply stores). Make sure that if you already have one that you have changed out the blade—you’ll need it to be very, very sharp.

Next, take sections of your hair and either pin them up or separate them in some other way. Leave the very bottom section down. Make sure that you have another comb handy.

Then, take off a small section of your bottom layer—or more if you want. Continue doing this until you get up to the last section you want layered.

While layering, a good rule of thumb is to try and do so at an angle. This will help your layers to look as if they blend in with your hair a little better, while also giving it a little bit of body.

Also, remember that higher layers may prove to be a bit of a pain in the rear when you are trying to get your hair restyled. Keep this in mind.

Lastly, do not try to trim layers with blunt cut scissors after feathering them. This will generally end in failure/an extremely blunt cut that nothing can fix.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cutting Your Own Bangs: Blunt Cut

Cutting Your Own Bangs: Blunt Cut

Cutting your bangs can be a bit of a money saver. However, it can also be a problem causer as well. So how exactly do you go about getting the bangs that you want for cheaper?
Hairstyle with Bangs

First of all, make sure that you have a few pictures of girls with their hair/bangs cut the way that you want. Don’t hesitate to look up a few tips for cutting your own hair as well. Make sure that you have a general concept. Two, get a steady-handed buddy. If you know that you have a friend who is an at home stylist (whether professionally so or otherwise), see if they will give you a hand with your hair. If you don’t, try to do so by yourself. Make sure that you have haircutting scissors, a wide tooth comb, a fine tooth comb, and that you have a good mirror.
Hairstyle with Bangs

Before you start cutting, get all of the hair that you want cut and naturally goes where your bangs do ready. If your hair is naturally curly, you may not want to opt for this style unless you plan on straightening it on a regular basis. Do not wet your bangs—they will look completely different when straight and there may be as much as an inch’s difference from what is cut and what you wanted. Keep it dry so that you can see what you’re doing and how long it will be.
Bangs are In!!

If you have any haircutting ribbon or scotch tape, use that as a marker and cut along it. Once you have gotten your blunt cut bangs to a satisfactory length (or lack thereof), then check for stray hairs and make sure they are trimmed accordingly.
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Ponytail Hairstyle Variations for 2011

Ponytail Hairstyle Variations for 2011

If you want to make the most of a pony tail then you can take some tips from English actress Kate Beckinsale who looks hot with her hair in a ponytail or worn just about any way. But you don’t just want to sling your hair back and loop a hair tie around it but you want to style the pony tail so it has a flirty different look to it. You can take that pony tail and give it a tousled look so it seems to fan out on your back. This brunette actress knows how to make her hair look long and curly and romantic. But she also knows how to have it styled in a ponytail so it looks good too.
Kate Beckinsale

A ponytail can be sleek and long and gorgeous or it can be textured so it appears to have lots of depth. If you are not good at copying hairstyles from looking at them in a magazine or on the internet you can always get some styling assistance from your hair stylist when you go in for your usual trim. A hair stylist knows how to make your hair look good and will gladly help you work out a way that you too can make it look good when you are at home styling it yourself.
Of course Kate Beckinsale doesn’t just wear her long hair in a ponytail but she also does some funky up dos with it or she also goes curly too.
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