Is it me , or is it time for the return of short hair..
I’ve had every hairstyle known to black woman: the low ‘fro, shoulder length braids, a stick straight pixie cut and a Wave Nouveau’d bob are just a few of the styles I’ve sampled over the years. I’ve dyed it copper, and then back to midnight black within a week. My inability to commit to any particular hairstyle is legendary amongst my circle of friends and my frequent protestations that “I’ve finally found the style for me” are met with nothing more than mocking laughter and a “yeah, right, whatever.”
Ditching a ‘do in favour of a new one is almost like therapy, and if ever there’s any “stuff” going on in my life, my knee-jerk reaction is always to get a new hairstyle. (when I was sporting my first set of locks), I got up at 2 o’clock one morning and took the kitchen scissors to 3 years of growth, chopping them clean off! My family awoke the next morning to a wig’s worth of dreads on the living room floor!
When I was10 years old my mom decided to perm my hair to make it easier to manage. Over the years I’ve had the Jeri Curl, permanent coloring, straightening, which left my neck and ear lobs with numerous battle scars, and braid extensions, done so tight my scalp literally was raised unnaturally off my head. This is just the tip of the ice burg of hair and scalp torture stories that left me feeling unnatural for so many years. The war was always with the texture of my hair and ultimately with my heritage.
When I was 13 I developed a scalp disorder that has been called sever folliculitis, acne vulgarus, Keloids, and other diagnosis I cannot even begin to spell. I’ve been on every type of penicillin and antibiotic, as well as topical ointments, which my system, over time became immune to.
Men also like to change their mind from time to time. Preferably with a new haircut! Alternative to short hair, why not let them grow? What are the requirements for this look? Is long hair like women? And what are the possibilities for styling? We answer all your questions with pictures of stars to support!
Men with long hair are a separate species. They let their hair grow, there are several reasons for this, often practical: it saves them too frequent visits to the hairdresser, unlike the short cuts that must be maintained regularly. When a man decides to wear his hair long, it also seeks to distinguish itself from the crowd. He knows he will not go unnoticed – and it will literally ahead of its competitors.
Long hair for men: the requirements
This look requires quite thick hair and a healthy dose of patience. Indeed, we need to assume the transition between two lengths, when the hair is too short to be back behind the ears. In the meantime, they fall on the face and hair lacks style. The solution? Arm yourself with an iron will … and a baseball cap to clear your face.
All men are not made to wear long hair. As eye-catching look of women and men have better self-confidence. Short, long hair is the hair that is tight shirt man’s fashion: if you do not assume, do not.
Explain as precisely as possible to the master, which is the hairstyle you would like to do. Bring a journal or a photo where you can see it firsthand.
If the type of hair you have to determine exactly what the suggestions and persuasions hairdresser to do something else to disagree, so you do not bring it claims.
Do not rush to declare a failed haircut. Possible that by it you are just not used, and the hair to the new conditions are not adapted. So wait a while to be convinced that the hairstyle to be not the same as you would like.
Get opinions concerning it have close friends. If your friend, loved one and family will love, once again look at the hair. Perhaps you underestimate it, and you have been such a change is necessary image .
The great classics of the hair come in handy: they show our personality, are timeless and fit all our needs. Cheesy? Not on your life! Square knot or cut boyish , once we discovered his style, you do not let go. You’ve found the classic hairstyle for you? Bravo, you have style! If this is not the case, take a look at our track record cuts timeless favorites.
The cauda equina is the preferred solution for the days of women “without”. But it is even more beautiful on hair shining, and can reach heights of elegance in the evening. Two variants are particularly beautiful. The first is to pull your hair back, then tie them down on the neck. For the second, the hair is gathered a little higher, and the hair on top are slightly crimped, which particularly highlights the shape of the face. Cauda equina traditionally carried high on the back of the head, considerably younger. This version is only suitable for medium length hair, reaching at least shoulder level.
The gradient is the perfect cut to energize and organize a hairstyle. Tapered hair lightly, detented with transitions neat, cropped version of pixie, medium between ear and chin, with or without fringe: the choices seem limitless, and it is not all! The gradient is among the few cuts that can grow a couple of weeks without losing its structure.
Skin care and styling your perfect haircut gradient based on three factors: the volume at the roots, spikes healthy and well-defined levels.
Gradient and volume
Everything starts washing with a shampoo and conditioner specially designed to boost hair volume and give the roots spring. There are also volumizing mousse to apply to towel-dried hair.
You have straight hair? Use the hairdryer with its tip diffuser. Place the round brush to dry under the section, then stretch the roots to the ends. If you have medium length hair or long, you can also place the brush on the end tips to make brushing Frederique outward.
Not to worry – check out our fast beauty fixes to have you preening from head to toe.
Can’t find the time to spend four hours at the hairdresser’s for that much-desired haircut and treatment? Or maybe you woke up with a huge zit on your forehead, an absolute horror especially if it is the day when you are up for a huge presentation at work. Got a hot date right after work but no time to re-do your make-up from scratch?
While it may seem like you have entered beauty hell and are about to suffer from a meltdown, we say this: don’t. Take a breather instead and check out our quick beauty fixes to help you look absolutely fabulous in just mere minutes! And the best part about it? Nobody has to know you didn’t spend a million dollars or precious hours to look that great. Whether it is to get an instant glow or giving your hair a quick makeover, Pearl has you covered and throws in some good beauty routines to make sure you don’t end up in a beauty SOS anytime soon.
A bright pimple on the forehead
What advice for coloring kit?
Products “houses” are now very good, then you are not forced to go to a hairdresser.
Always trust the indications on the box. There are three types of staining kit: type 1, 2 or 3. These “types” correspond to the power of color. And staining with type 1 provides simple reflections. The coloring of type 2 can dye their hair for a period of six to eight weeks (tones). And color type 3 represents the permanent color. Before buying the box, be sure to wrap a strand of hair on it to compare the color. If you hesitate between two colors, prefer the lighter to avoid the tragedies.
Second stage, what kind of stain?
After finding the color of your dreams, think about what you do: a color that lasts or a temporary change?
Know that there are:
- Temporary hair color (or direct). They quickly fade after six, seven, or eight shampoos. They contain a combination of colored pigments which are deposited on the hair fiber without changing the natural pigments. However, you can not lighten hair if you opt for this type of coloring. You will get at most a few reflections.
Gone are the days of old cheesy curlers to curl hair. Today, getting a perm it’s trendy.
This technique practiced in barbershops allows curling hair through the combined action of a chemical fixing and traditional curlers. The shape of the loop depends on the roll used for the permanent. Because obviously, there is no one type of roll, but more for the results to the card. Thus, we find the curlers in several forms: spiral, conical, or rectangular.
Straight, fine hair needs a bit of razor cutting or texturizing to achieve contour and body. Hairdresser Diane Jeep Ries shows you how to combine technique with free-form artistry.
This haircut will be based on a bob, but then updated using a technique called destructuring.
TOOLS – I’ll be using a thinning blade, texturizing or chunking shears, and a razor with a guard. The razor is only good for two haircuts. If used more, the hair may be damaged.
Not ten yoke of oxen have the power to draw us like a woman’s hair, said the poet, Longfellow. So goes also the saying that a woman’s crowning glory is her hair. Thus when we come to think of hair adding to a woman’s beauty, we picture her with long, black, tresses reaching up to her ankles.
But, says Bernd Laquai who flew all the way to Lanka from Germany to talk about ‘Hair’ to a group of beauty conscious women, hair does not necessarily have to be long to enhance a woman’s beauty. Even the shortest of hair if styled to suit the shape of a woman’s face and personality could have the kind of magical power the poet talks of and she could toss her head in the air like a catwalk model and look seductive.
If you want to create a hip but low-maintenance short haircut, try using the scissors-over-comb method.
Diane Jeep Ries, a hairdresser with more than 20 years of salon experience, presents the in’s and out’s of the scissors-over-comb method. These tips will enable you to create hip hairstyles at home.
Shorter hair does not mean just shorter length; it can also mean reducing the breadth. For example, if you want to have more shape in a jacket, you’ll take out the fabric from the waistline, not take the hem out. It’s the same with hair. The way to achieve that reduction is with the scissors-over-comb method, which is a prime technique for creating more shape. This method will save time and allow you to cut a versatile hairstyle with a delicate, feminine look.
When you work with your hands in hair there are usually three strokes: There’s combing, holding and then cutting the hair. With scissors-over-comb, there are only two strokes. The first stroke combines combing and holding the hair, and the second stroke is cutting the hair. By eliminating one of the three strokes, you will reduce haircutting time by about one third.
A C H I E V I N G B A L A N C E
The hairstylist’s ideal of facial balance and proportion is to have an equal distance from the hairline to the brow, from the brow to the tip of the nose and from the nose to tip of the chin. Most people do not have perfect balance and proportion, so a hairstylist must create the illusion of it by moving the weight of the hair to emphasize or de-emphasize different areas of the face.
It took me like that, from morning to night, a desire for radical change. Tired of seeing my face in the mirror, I thought I was going to cut everything and once I had made my decision, not make me change my mind.
This is my husband who was not very reassured at the thought of the shingle. He loves my wavy hair, a little crazy and my bangs right. It was he who insisted that I keep the fringe.
What DOES he know that you DON’T?
Well, first off, get to know your HAIR TEXTURE and what it will and won’t do. Is it curly, straight or wavy? Is it kinky? Is it thin, full, in-between? Is it short, medium, long? (THAT’s an easy one.) Make a mental list of all the things your hair will do on its own without any help from you. A lot of “too-hard” hairstyles are from trying to get your hair to do something it simply will not.
Just as the sun causes dryness and premature aging when skin is left unprotected, it is also important to know that the sun might cause some problems for your hair as well. The same way the sun attractively lightens a child’s hair after playing outside, it may unattractively alter the color and condition of an adult’s hair.
Personal Hair Advisor:
Growing Out Bangs
Personal Hair Advisor: Going from bangs to all one length can seem impossible, but it can be done (really!). One trick to try is rather than thinking of your bangs as all one area that needs to grow uniformly out, separate them into sections. Just horizontally separate your bangs into two layers. Let the upper part grow out (cute hair accessories can help here) while continuing to trim the lower part so it just brushes your eyes. Once the upper part blends with the rest, start to grow the lower part out longer. This will not only gradually rework your bangs into your allover length, but it will slowly ease your look from bangs to bang-less!