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Oh no! Miley, what did you do?!?
Yesterday, Miley Cyrus decided to cut all of her hair off. I can’t begin to imagine why.
She first, tweeted this pic:
Shortly after, she tweeted “if you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all. my hair is attached to my head no one else’s and it’s going bye bye :)”.
She, then, started tweeting pictures of her new ‘do.
I can’t say that I absolutely love it. It is something totally different and definitely hit the world with a shock factor. It looks decent, but in her main profile pic, you can see that it is completely un-blended, which drives me nuts.
How ironic, that I just watched her movie, LOL, last night (which is jam-packed with plot), and was thinking to myself about how pretty her hair was. She seems to really like her new haircut though, and that’s good because it’s her image, not ours. She followed up with tweets like “most successful Sally day EVER! ❤❤❤ I feel pretty ohhhh so pretty and gayyyy,” “Never felt more me in my whole life ❤,” “LOVE my hair ❤ feel so happy, pretty, and free”, and “❤❤❤ feeling so happy in my skin.”
What do you think about Miley’s new hair? Leave your opinions in the comments.
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Nioxin Scalp Shield is pretty awesome if you are bald. I always tease the ladies in the salon who have bald husbands by saying they should buy it for them. But in reality, this is an awesome product to keep in mind. Even if you aren’t bald.
This lightweight spray with SPF 20 and UVB filters helps protect delicate scalp skin from the aging effects of sunburn.
It’s alcohol free so it won’t dry out your scalp.
To use, apply generously before sun exposure to protect the scalp and hair. Reapply as needed after swimming or excessive perspiring.
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Here, I will talk about Paul Mitchell Super Clean Sculpting Gel.
This is a firm-hold styling gel that holds hair in place, and creates a wet look.
It provides maximum control for hard-to-hold styles.
It delivers high shine and bold texture.
It has a clean, simple scent.
The Key Ingredients are: hydrolyzed soy protein and resins (provide hold); polyquaternium-11 and awapuhi extract (condition); extracts of algae, chamomile, rosemary, aloe vera, and jojoba (adds shine).
It won the Allure Magazine Best of Beauty award in 2007.
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Is your face shape Oval, Rectangle, Round, Square, Heart, and Triangle? Oval is said to be the “perfect” shape, or so they taught me in beauty school. To find out what face shape you have, read What Shape is Your Face? How to Tell.
The objective here is to make each face shape look oval with the use of highlighting, shading and perspective. In this article, I would like to share with you some hairstyles that look good on the different face shapes.
If you have an Oval-Shaped Face:
Congratulations! You can pretty much wear any type of hairstyle! Every other face shape will try to make their face look like yours.
You want to stick to layers around your cheekbones, chin or lips, depending on what you want to accentuate. Why do you think that Jennifer Aniston has had this hairstyle for a million years? Because it works! And it’s amazing!
She has long layers on her cheekbones and chin, and her hair is longer in the back then in the front which lightens up her face.
If you have a Round Face:
The objective here is to deflect away from the roundness. Long hair is a great hairstyle on round faces because they make the face appear to be longer. The best haircuts for round faces will fall below the chin.
Long layers will help narrow the face, as shorter layers will add body and height, making the face appear rounder.
Waves are also a good touch, since they draw attention away from the roundness of the face.
If you have a Rectangular-Shaped Face:
The objective here is to soften the strong jaw line.
You don’t want a hairstyle with a lot of weight on your jaw line, so blunt cuts around your jaw are never recommended. Middle parts and blunt bangs will also make your face look squarer.
A thin layered bob is probably your best bet. Side bangs are also a must for this face shape!
If you have a Square Face:
Like rectangular faces, the objective is to soften the jaw line.
They say that people with square faces take the best photographs. They can get away with long hair better than any other type of face shape. A long hairstyle is good with square faces, and soft hairstyles are even better. If you want short hair, be sure to keep it really soft and layered.
If you have a Heart-Shaped Face:
The objective here is to add length to the face and create width around narrow chins.
Heart shaped faces go well with almost any type of hairstyle. Reese Witherspoon is very well-known for her heart-shaped face, and she has pulled off everything from short bobs to long wavy hair.
The side-swept bangs look very flattering on heart-shaped faces. Bangs in general look good on heart-shaped faces.
Long bobs (lobs), side-parts, and face framing all work good for this type of face.
The one thing you don’t want to do is make your face appear wider then it is. Once again, bangs help this.
If you have a Triangle-Shaped Face:
The objective here is to narrow the chin and widen the forehead.
Shorter is better. Short hairstyles look the best on people with triangular-shaped faces. Layers, especially at the jaw line will help flatter your face.
You want to avoid anything that will draw attention to your jaw line, like blunt bobs and face framing.
Do you have any particular hairstyles that look good for any face shapes? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.If you liked this article, check out Blow Dryer Terminology To learn more about hair, check out HAIR 101.
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In this article, I am going to teach you the difference between an A-line, graduated bob, inverted bob and asymmetrical bob, along with a typical bob and a layered bob!
The term “A-line” generally refers to the perimeter of the haircut. It means that the hair is shorter in the back, and angles to a longer front. A true A-line haircut will not have layers or “stacking” in the back. It will also frame the face in the front and curl under the chin.
A graduated bob is typically the same thing as an A-line except with stacked layers in the back. The back is also more curved (in a horseshoe shape) rather than a hard angle. The shape of the layers should follow the angle of the perimeter of the haircut, getting longer towards the front. This type of haircut is the most common type of bob I see right now. The amount of stacking can vary. I have some customers that like a very low stack and others that like their layers in the back so short, that they can spike the back. The front is typically a little shorter than the front of an A-line haircut.
An inverted bob is another term for a graduated bob. The same haircut has different names in different places.
An asymmetrical bob can be either non-layered or stacked in the back. The only thing that sets this type of bob different from the others is that one side in the front is longer than the other. In my opinion, this type of bob only looks good when it is very textured. Otherwise it will look very unfinished, un-blended and ugly.
A typical normal bob will be the same length all around the whole head and it should slightly frame the face under the chin. It will be undercut all over, meaning the underneath sections will be slightly shorter than the sections on top, which makes your hair flip under on its own. Of course, it looks better when you flat-iron it to go under. There should be no layers in a typical bob.
Last but not least, I am going to show you a layered bob. It is essentially the same thing as a typical bob, but there are a lot of layers, texture and body. I think that these types of bobs should have a lot of texture. There are also a lot of different angles that can be used in this style.
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2012 is a crazy year. The world will supposedly END this year. Fortunately, I know the most popular haircuts of 2012, and I am going to share them with you.
In this article, I am going to teach you about a scene cut, graduated bob, blunt “Zooey Deschanel” bangs, side-swept bangs, pixie cut, waves with long layers, angled bob (like Jennifer Aniston’s new hair) and a side cut.
8. Scene Cut
The first popular haircut is my personal favorite haircut. In fact, it is how I cut my hair! I think it is so super cute on anyone! However, I put it at the top of my list because it is more of a 2010-2011 haircut. It is still very popular though. To achieve this look, you need a LOT of short layers cut with a razor. Scene cuts usually have side-swept razor-cut bangs but this year I have seen it cut a lot with straight, blunt bangs. It is important that your layers blend all the way down, otherwise it will look like you have a mullet. To style this haircut, you will need a lot of backcombing, a lot of hairspray and a good flat-iron. Flat iron all of your hair first, and then tease up your hair all in the back and on the sides. Spray like, half a can of hairspray (I like BigSexyHair Spray and Play) to keep it looking good and big.
7. Graduated Bob
These haircuts have also been popular for the last few years. Nevertheless, they are still in style. A graduated bob is one that is shorter in the back and gradually gets longer as it moves toward the front, with an A-Line perimeter. This type of haircut is cut very close along the nape of the neck, and angles towards the front. The person having the haircut needs to touch their chin to their chest (look down) to create an “undercut” effect. The layers are to be stacked in the back of the head, and gradually get longer, with the length. To style this popular haircut, blow-dry the back of the head with a round brush, and then flat-iron all of the hair, slightly curling it under at the ends.
6. Blunt “Zooey Deschanel” Bangs
These bangs are pretty simple, and a lot of us had bangs like this in the 80′s and 90′s. Good thing someone as cute as Zooey Deschanel brought them back. To achieve this look, cut the fringe pretty straight across, but angling them slightly downward around the sides of the face. I always like to pull each part of the bangs up to a 90 degree angle and point-cut into them to give them a softer, layered look. To style them, blow-dry them with a round brush, and then flat-iron them down. Pretty simple.
5. Side-Swept Bangs
I personally think these types of bangs are flattering on almost anyone. I learned a cool trick on how to cut these bangs. You part them to the opposite side that you want them to part on, and then you angle your finger from the outer corner of the eye up to the temple, and cut that whole point off. When you part them back to the side you want them to be parted on, they look perfect. I personally think these types of bangs look best when textured with a razor. To style them, like the above cut, blow dry with a round brush and flat-iron if needed, slightly curling them under. I highly recommend hairspray.
4. Pixie Cut
This popular haircut is pretty easy. It is short, but not too short around the edges. The ears are cut out, and the back is tapered. All around the edges should be really “fringy”. This whole haircut needs to be super textured, preferably with a razor. There is not really too much you need to do to style it. In Rihanna’s case, it looks like it has been flat ironed (if it is long enough.) If it is shorter, I would just comb it forward in the front and blow-dry it if you need to. As a styling aid, I would spray Paul Mitchell Spray Wax in my hand, rub your hands together, and work it through the hair.
3. Waves with Long Layers
A popular haircut like Ms. Kardashian’s hair is pretty basic. Her hair has a lot of long, soft, blended layers. I would imagine they are slightly textured, either by point-cutting or texturizing shears. I like to cut these types of layers by “slide cutting” so they look softer and more blended. To style it, she has loose curls with a bigger barrel curling iron, more towards the ends of her hair.
2. Angled Bob
This type of haircut is very basic and low maintenance. It is also EXTREMELY popular in the hair world right now. In the picture, it has a kinda messy look (which I LOVE). To perform this type of haircut, the whole head is cut with an undercut (the outer layers are slightly longer than the underneath layers). It slightly angles longer around to the front. The front also needs to be undercut so it will curl under. A good way to do this is have the client look to the side and slightly tilt their head back. This type of haircut needs to be very accurate, as it is so blunt and every uneven piece will show. No layers are needed. To style it, just blow dry it under with a round brush, and flat-iron as needed.
1. Side Cut
In my opinion, this is the most creative, fun and popular haircut right now. I had my hair cut similar to this around the end of last year, before it became super popular. Now my hair is pretty much grown out, but I am seeing it everywhere. To do this, decide what side you want to part your hair on, because it looks best when parted to a side. Comb all of your hair over to that side, section off a parting from the crown of the head to the ear. You don’t want to shave anything past that imaginary line, because it will look goofy. You can either leave the front inch or so along the hairline long, or you can shave it too, like Ke$ha. Next you just shave that one area with about a quarter-inch blade. You can do a lot of cool things with this. I see a lot of girls color leopard print where it is shaved and it looks super cute and fun. Make sure to use little clippers to edge out around the ear. I will tell you, if you haven’t shaved your head before, it feels really crazy. There is not much different about styling this type of haircut, except you should part it all over from the line where the long hair meets the short hair.
Now you are ready for a new “do” in 2012!
Have you had your hair cut like one of these popular haircuts? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.If you liked this article, you may like The 5 Most Popular HAIRstyles of 2012! or 10 Different Types of Bangs! If you want to see more celebrity hairstyles, check out the Celeb HAIRstyle of the Week!
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Who doesn’t love fun random facts? I always like to learn everything I can, especially about hair, so I present to you 100 Random Facts About Hair!
1. The average person has between 100,000 and 150,000 strands of hair on their head.
2. A natural blonde usually has more hair strands then dark or red hair. Towheads generally have 120,000 strands; brown/black-haired people 100,000 strands, and redheads average about 80,000 strands.
3. Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body. The only thing that grows faster is bone marrow.
4. A single hair strand has a thickness of .02 – .04 mm.
5. Everybody sheds between 40-150 strands of hair per day.
6. Crash dieting can cause temporary hair loss.
7. Hair is made up of mostly keratin, which our outer layer of skin and fingernails are made out of.
8. In animals, horns, hooves, claws, feathers, beaks, quills (porcupines), and baleen (whales) are all also made of keratin.
9. On an average adult scalp, 25 meters of hair fiber is produced every day.
10. At any random time, 90% of the hair on a head is in a growing phase, while the other 10% is in a resting phase.
11. 40% of women have female pattern hair loss by the time they go through menopause.
12. 50% of men have male pattern hair loss by the age of 50.
13. For it to be apparent that you are balding, you would have to lose 50% of your hair.
14. Most drugs cause hair loss.
15. Thyroid imbalance causes hair loss.
16. Iron deficiency causes hair loss.
17. Humans are born with all of their hair follicles and there is no possible way to increase the amount of hair follicles you have.
18. Hair turns grey as a result of the pigment cells in the hair follicle not working properly. The hair bulb slows melanin production as a result of age or stress.
19. Hair is produced in the hair shaft beneath the skin; therefore it takes 13 days to see grey/white hair after it is produced.
20. A single strand of hair can support up to 6.5 pounds of weight.
21. A whole head of hair could support up to 2 tons.
22. On average, hair grows .3 – .5 mm per day.
23. The length of the growing phase of hair shortens as you age.
24. When you are born, you have about 1000 hair follicles per square centimeter. This number drops as you age.
25. Each hair follicle grows a completely new hair about 20 times in a lifetime.
26. Hair structure is the same, no matter whose head it is on.
27. The outer layer of hair is called the cuticle, and its purpose is to protect the inside layers. In healthy hair, the cuticle lays flat. In damaged hair, they are more open.
28. The middle layer of hair is called the cortex, which is made of long proteins twisted together.
29. The innermost layer of hair is called the medulla. Fine hair usually does not have a medulla. The purpose of the medulla has not yet been determined.
30. Keratin is composed mostly of an amino acid called cysteine, which is what gives the hair its shape.
31. Blow-drying your hair works by changing hydrogen bonds to alter the shape. Water also changes hydrogen bonds; hence the reason women hate humidity.
32. The only part of hair that is not dead is the hair that is inside your scalp.
33. African hair grows slower and is more fragile than European hair.
34. Asian hair grows the fastest and has the best elasticity.
35. The word “shampoo” comes from the Hindi word “champna” which means “to knead”.
36. Women lose a lot of hair after giving birth. This is due to their hormones regulating back to normal.
37. Most shampoos are slightly acidic to restore the pH of damaged hair and smooth the cuticle.
38. Healthy hair, when wet, can stretch to 30% its original length.
39. It takes about 7 years to grow your hair to your waist, and 3 years to grow to your shoulders.
40. The only way to get rid of “split ends” is to cut them. There is no way to completely repair them.
41. The major cause of dandruff is a fungus called Malassezia globosa, which pushes dead skin cells to the surface quicker than normal.
42. The strength of your hair is equivalent to an iron wire. It rips after having a force equivalent to 60 kg after stretching it 70%.
43. One sixteenth century doctor claimed you could restore hair by applying a random concoction made of boiled slugs, olive oil, honey, saffron, soap and cumin on the scalp.
44. Hair can absorb its weight in water.
45. Trichotillomania is the name of the disorder where you pull out your hair, eyelashes, and/or eyebrows compulsively. It is more common in women and usually stress related.
46. Africans and Europeans are more prone to balding than Asians.
47. Asian hair is almost always straight and black/dark brown.
48. If you pluck one hair, a new one will start growing from the follicle.
49. Different textures of hair have different cross-section shapes under a microscope. Straight hair is usually round and curly hair is usually oval.
50. The first liquid shampoo on the market was called “Dop” and came out in 1952.
51. 90% of right-handed people grow cowlicks in a clockwise direction.
52. Hair is stronger than a copper wire of the same diameter.
53. The size of a hair follicle determines the thickness and length of hair.
54. The hair follicle contains its own muscle, nerve and blood supply.
55. Hair grows the fastest during the summer, sleep, or between the ages of 16 to 24.
56. Dark hair contains higher levels of carbon than light hair.
57. The werewolf legend is believed to have originated from an abnormality called Hirsutism, which causes excess body hair or facial hair to grow in places it is not supposed to.
58. The growing phase of hair lasts between 3-5 years on average.
59. Scientists can tell what you ate or drank, or the environment you live in, by examining a small piece of your hair.
60. Hair is composed of 50.65% carbon, 20.85% oxygen, 17.14% nitrogen, 6.36% hydrogen, and 5.0% sulfur. Hair also contains trace amounts of magnesium, arsenic, iron, chromium and other metals and minerals.
61. Every inch of the human body is covered in hair besides the palms, soles of the feet, and lips.
62. The average life span of a strand of hair is 4-7 years.
63. The natural part is caused by a condition called a hair stream. It refers to the effect that is created when hair follicles slope in the same direction. When two hair streams slope in opposite directions, a natural part occurs.
64. The average man spends 5 months of his life shaving.
65. Facial hair grows faster than any other type of body hair.
66. The scientific term for grey hair is “canities.”
67. The first hair dye was invented in 1907 by French chemist Eugene Schueller and it was called “Aureole.”
68. If a man never shaved his beard, it would grow to over 30 feet in a lifetime.
69. Many store-bought hair colors contain random metallic salts. These salts accumulate on the hair shaft and can cause breakage or severe discoloration if colored or permed by a professional hairstylist.
70. The first men’s hair product was called “Brylcreem”, was produced in 1928, and was made of mineral oil, beeswax and water.
71. On average, women’s hair is half the diameter of men’s hair.
72. The process of removing unwanted body hair dates back to the ancient Egyptians.
73. At one time, in Russia, there was a random tax for wearing a beard.
74. Humans have the same amount of hair follicles per square inch as a chimpanzee.
75. The scientific term for split ends is “Trichoptilosis.”
76. The first African-American hair products were created by Madam CJ Walker, the first American black woman to become a millionaire.
77. Body hair is generally shorter because the growing phase is a lot shorter than the growing phase of hair on the scalp.
78. The earliest form of chemical hair removal dates back to the ancient Turks, who used a concoction known as “rusma”. Rusma is a combination of yellow sulfide of arsenic, quicklime, and rose-water.
79. The growing phase of hair is called anagen, and the resting phase is called catagen. When hair goes into the telogen phase, it sheds.
80. Human hair and fingernails continue to grow in death.
81. Scientists have discovered that people with a higher IQ, have more zinc and copper in their hair.
82. The curling iron was invented in France, by Marcel Grateau, in 1875.
83. The purpose of hair is to act as a thermal protection, since our head lacks the thermal insulation fats layers.
84. Every hair follicle is completely independent of neighboring follicles.
85. Less than 4% of the world’s population has natural red hair.
86. Research shows that hair becomes drier with age.
87. Hair transplantation is the only permanent solution for hair loss.
88. Gender is one thing that cannot be identified by a hair strand.
89. Hair extensions are made from mostly from people of the Chinese and Indian heritage.
90. The anticipation of sex makes hair grow faster.
91. Men grow hair faster than women.
92. Stress can make dandruff worse.
93. A random lock of Elvis’ hair was sold at an auction for 15,000$
94. The average American woman spends between 10-23 thousand dollars in a lifetime on unwanted hair removal.
95. The color of hair depends on how much melanin each strand has.
96. Cutting hair does not influence how fast or slow it will grow.
97. Men without hair on their chests are more likely to get cirrhosis of the liver than men with hair.
98. The human body has approximately 5 million hair follicles.
99. Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss.
100. The longest documented hair was measured in 2004. It belonged to Xie Qiuping from China, and measured 18.5 feet long.
Do you know any other cool facts about hair? I’d love to hear more in the comments!If you enjoyed 100 Random Facts about HAIR, you’ll probably like A History Timeline of HAIRstyling 50 Fun Facts about Cosmetics! To learn more about hair, check out HAIR 101!
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Do you want to know a cool trick for doing leopard print hair?
Let me tell you how I discovered it:
My cousin is somewhat new in the Cosmetology industry and after a bad experience working for a corporation, he decided to try a different avenue. He is now an apprentice for one of the most well-known hair stylists in our town. I am super excited for him!
Anyways, his new boss told him that his hair was boring. He told him to come up with something creative and fun. We decided to do leopard print on his hair! The first time I did it, I just free-handed it. While that was going on, my cousin told me a trick he had learned at beauty school. A good way to do leopard print color is to use CELERY. Yes, celery, as in the yucky vegetable that tastes somewhat decent when you smother it in peanut butter.
So anyways, I thought that was a brilliant idea, and decided to try it. We first had to bleach the previous leopard print out of his hair after we cut it.
Next, after his hair was lightened, we just took a bag full of different sized celery sticks, dipped them in black hair color (PM Shines is what I used), and then stamped them on his head. You have to use different sizes so it looks natural, and play around with them. Be creative!
It’s an awesome trick to do perfect leopard spots… and it doesn’t take very long. Here is a pic of when it was done…
So now you know how to do leopard print hair!
Do you have any neat tricks for hair color that you would like to share? Leave them in the comments.