Easy Breezy Hair Styles- Get Ready for Summer

Folawn’s #3 Get Ready for Summer Idea

1. Tousled style is sexy year-round, and now you have the warm, humid air to help enhance your natural texture. To get the look, divide damp hair into three sections and loosely braid each. Unravel your locks when they’re dry, then set your waves with a texturizing spray.

2. Not only does a braid look chic for summer it also keeps your hair contained tightly from harsh rays from the sun. Shampoo & condition and add a leave-in conditioner with sunscreen to protect the hair from the sun’s harsh rays. Fasten with a snag free elastic band. An extra bonus: your hair will look fabulous for the party after the sun goes down. Take the braid out and shake your hair. Beautiful, instant waves without the fuss.

3.Everybody loves—and loves to wear—ponytails (unless you’ve got a cute pixie cut, of course). But we bet you didn’t realize how many different versions of this classic style are out there. Here is a sweet and laid-back rocking this low pony with natural texture.

At-Home Tip: You don’t want your part to be too perfect. Let you hair fall somewhat along the center and then pull it back.

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Fall/Winter 2011 Trend Guide: The Season’s Must-Have Looks

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Blogger: Brooke

As quickly as summer arrived, it’s on its way out just as fast. Soon, salons will be handling requests from their clients for fresh fall looks and they’ll need to deliver. Here, top stylists Jason Backe, Jennifer J., Ted Gibson, Yann Varin and Amit Abraham share their take on the hottest trends for fall, citing the catwalk and the red carpet as inspiration.

Want to see what’s new for the upcoming season? Take a look at what they consider to be the most-coveted styles for fall.

Gold tones and honey hues are the fast-growing favorite colors for the upcoming season to brighten and complement just about every complexion. Whether they’re used to frame the face or placed just at the hairline and crown, this upcoming seasons’ must-have hue will make every complexion radiant.

L’Oréal Professionnel Celebrity Colorist Jason Backe, who colors the locks of Brooklyn Decker and Ashley Greene, is seeing golden hues among young starlets that enhance their natural color. “This Fall will be a gold rush!” he says. “From honey and amber to chestnut and maple, tones of gold will be featured in hair color.
Jason’s favorite honey hues: L’Oréal Professionnel INOA shades: 7.34, 5.35, 9.3 or 8.34

“Blondes this fall will also favor very warm honey tones with the lightest shades of gold around the hairline and crown of the head,” adds celebrity colorist Jennifer J. “This creates a halo of light that will make any complexion glow, similar to what I have done with January Jones.”

This fall, classic updos take on modern twists when downtown girls take on uptown looks. Hair is swept up in modern styles to suit the downtown crowd. The key—manipulate volume, whether at the crown or in a chunky chignon, or weave in fabric for extra texture.The result—a sophisticated, classic, uptown style that is fresh, refined and downtown chic.

At the Fall/Winter Bibhu Mohapatra presentation, Lead Hairstylist for L’Oréal Professionnel Yann Varin created sleek and clean lines for an updo that complemented the commitment to the style and form seen in Mohapatra’s newest collection. “Often hair on the runway is not given as much attention as the clothing. Hair that is left down seems too simple and easy,” says Yann.

L’Oréal Professionnel Portfolio Artist Amit Abraham designed the signature runway style at the Elene Cassis show: a sleek parted look from the front with a voluminous knot in the back. “I was inspired by the textures that Elene used in her collection,” says Amit. “The style we created looked well-defined and linear from the front while supple in the back. These two mimic the assertive yet sensuous Elene Cassis female.”

L’Oréal Professionnel Celebrity Stylist Ted Gibson created the bohemian-chic braids at the Rachel Roy presentation. “Weaving fabrics from the collection into the models’ hair brought to life Rachel’s muse—the urban nomad,” explains Ted. “The look has a young, downtown bohemian feel. It’s a new modern twist on the classic bohemian braid.”

Pixie cuts are the perfect no fuss, no muss ‘do.

The perfect no fuss…

In the homestretch of summer, chlorine-soaked, sun-fried locks can start looking less than lustrous. (At a certain point, that “tousled beach waves” look you’re going for just turns to tangles.) Aveda’s Damage Remedy Leave in Conditioner  is a between-trims fix for limp hair that’s been battered by whether or overzealous heat styling.  Work it through wet hair before blow-drying or smooth a dab over dried-out ends after styling; either way, the conditioner reconstructs and boosts moisture without leaving strands feeling sticky.

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Study Up: Back to School Cut and Color Trends

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By: Cailley Hammel

For your younger clients, the “back to school” frenzy means more than hitting the books again—it’s an opportunity for change. With new clothes, new shoes and a new haircut, heading back to school comes with a resolution: look better than last year! For you as a hairstylist, the back to school rush is a moneymaker waiting to happen, but you better brush up on style trends first! To help, we spoke to salons across the country to gauge what’s in and what’s out in all the big cities. Study up—you’re bound to get quizzed!

New York City, NY:

According to Rodney Cutler, Redken Brand Ambassador, students in the Big Apple are star-seekers. (Naturally.) His younger clients often bring in pictures of stars with the hair they idolize, including Emma Watson and Carey Mulligan for short crops and Emma Stone and Kristen Stewart for long, shaggy layers.“These are popular because they’re identifiable in pop culture,” Rodney says. “They want to see that it’s become mainstream and acceptable in the press first before they try it out.”

To achieve a sleek crop like Emma Watson’s, Rodney applies a mixture of Glass 01 Smoothing Serum and Sheer Straight 06 Lightweight Strengthening Gel, and finishes the look with Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray. For long, textured layers, he suggests Redken Tousle Whip 04 Soft Texturizing Cream Wax and Satinwear 02 Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion.

When it comes to color, Rodney says his clients are interested in bold, spot color to stand apart from their peers. “Young people are more interested in adding some expression rather than requesting just one tone,” Rodney says. “They’re more interested in highlights or emphasizing the color they already have, and more about making a statement rather than keeping it natural.” To enliven natural color, Rodney suggests Redken’s Illumination technique, which gives your clients a soft ombré that has been worn by the likes of Leighton Meester, Rachel Bilson and Drew Barrymore.

Los Angeles, CA:
Kids from the city of angels are just as star-struck as their east coast peers.  According to Marylle Koken, Sebastian Professional Stylist Design Team Member, “Most of the looks chosen by our clients are fun and glamorous—the perfect description for Los Angeles.” Long hair is in, she says, especially shoulder-length cuts with side-swept bangs (think Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Alba) or voluminous waves (think Blake Lively). To achieve these looks, Marylle suggests applying Sebastian Professional Trilliant for shine and heat protection, followed by Sebastian Professional Volupt Spray to give your clients volume and body. With a mid-sized round thermal brush, blow-dry hair using a hot setting to create the style, and then blast it with a cool setting to retain the body and curl.

For color, LA kids are into highlights and ombré haircolor, as seen on Sarah Jessica Parker, Giselle Bundchen and Drew Barrymore. To achieve the look, Marylle uses Wella Professionals Blondor for the ombré highlights, and applies Sebastian Professional Shine Define while curling the hair to create a wavy, just-back-from-the-beach look. Aside from long strands, other popular looks for LA’s youth include the pixie and classic bob. “The clients who ask for these cuts,” Marylle says, are “in touch with pop culture and always looking for the newest, most on-trend look.”

Miami, FL:
It may be hot in Miami, but young clients still wear their hair long. Curly haired girls are all about Taylor Swift’s natural, bouncy look—and her color as well. To achieve locks like the country star’s, Angel Torres, stylist at Robert Allen Salon, recommends coloring hair in three tones: light and medium blonde lowlights and very light highlights. Allow the colors to blend together, and your client will have Grammy-worthy locks. However, young clients also want their hair to be versatile enough to suit their ever-changing tastes. Angel says Selena Gomez’s hair is the perfect example of that style flexibility. “With nice, long, brunette hair, she can wear it straight or curly,” Angel says. “It’s very versatile with short bangs and lots of layers at the front of the face; it can give the illusion of a slim face, or give more body in the hair.”

And then there’s Justin Bieber. He might be loved by girls around the world—but his hair is the envy of young men everywhere. “It’s short, easy to style, messy and, you can say it, sexy,” Angel says. “In this case, keeping it short and giving it lots of texture gives it the shag and surfer look, and kids don’t have to do much with it—just wake up, mess it up and go.”

Chicago, IL:
In Chi-Town, long is still in. Veronica Rubio, stylist at Salon V, says Windy City girls want it all: length, volume and movement, like styles worn by Lauren Conrad and the Kardashian sisters. To give her clients the best of all three, she cuts shorter, nearly invisible layers in-between the longer layers. “We don’t necessarily take the layers too, too short, but hide the pieces…and then give them some pretty layers around their face.”

Yet Chicagoans aren’t afraid to mix up their style. Short pixies like Emma Watson’s are popular, as is a longer, low-maintenance crop like Sienna Miller’s. “Hers still sort of has that longer, tousled feel on top that’s loose and casual, so it doesn’t require as much maintenance,” Veronica says. “So if they’re afraid to go all the way into that pixie, they’re kind of easing their way into it by doing something like that.” For crops like Sienna Miller’s, Veronica recommends texturizing products like Aveda Hair Potion and Aveda Texturizing Crème. The more of each product you use, the more moldability the hair will have.

Long hair and crops are in, but the ombré is on its way out in Chicago. “Now, clients want to break it up a little bit. So we’re going in and backcombing or diffusing a few highlights closer to their roots now,” Veronica says. Celebs to look to for the “softened ombré” include Rachel Bilson and Jessica Biel.

Yet there’s another trend in the color world for Chicagoans: bold color transformations. Inspired by Rihanna, Florence Welch and Evan Rachel Wood, many young girls are deciding to plunge into the red. “We’ve had a lot of our heavily highlighted blondes just really wanting to change,” Veronica says. “They’re just having a little fun, and the other option is red, and they’ve been going for it.” If your younger clients ask for bold color changes, make sure to have “the talk” with them first—with great color comes great responsibility. “When you want to make a bold color change, you want to protect the investment that you’re making in your haircolor,” Veronica says. She advises Aveda’s Color Conserve Shampoo and Conditioner, which ranks among the most popular shampoos and conditioners Salon V has to offer. Since young clients still love the outdoors in the early fall, and may even enjoy a swim or two to beat the heat, she also recommends Aveda’s Sun Care line to protect hair from UV rays and harsh chemicals.

The bottom line? Veronica says her clients are looking for more than a cut and color; they’re looking for hair education. As a result, Veronica takes her service to the next level by teaching her clients a few styles they can do with their new hair: top knots, loose gathered buns and braids are easy and wildly popular—and, of course, they’re chic ways to rule the school.

Easy Hair Ideas for Summer

Whether you’re going for a sexy beachy style or you just want your hair off your neck because it’s so freaking hot, there’s a new runway trend for you. Follow these easy ideas to find your best summer hair ever.

By Allures beauty expert  Julie Giusti


The scoop: Apply mousse to your roots, then comb it through to the ends. Create a clean center part, pull all your hair back into a low ponytail, and secure it with an elastic. Add some polish by running a flatiron over the ends and adorn the base with a dramatic hair accessory (feathers and pearls are hot right now).


The scoop: To create these flouncy updos.After the hair is dry,  make a deep side part before loosely pulling the hair back into alow ponytail. He then rolled the tail up (not under) into a loop that he secured with a few pins. Don’t stress if it doesn’t look perfect—it’s not supposed to. “We wanted the hair to get a little messed up when they were putting on their clothes to give the style even more texture,


The scoop:These make a polished alternative to sloppy ponytails but keep you just as cool. He parted the models’ hair on the side—”not too low or harsh,” he said. Gathering it at the nape of the neck, heanchored it into a low ponytail, which he folded over and retied with an elastic, creating a side loop. The finishing touch?  spritz a fluffy kabuki makeup brush with hair spray and glided it over flyaways. “Think of it as setting powder for your hair,”


The scoop:  Part your hair down the center and tie it into a high ponytail. Tease the tail to make it big and thick, twist it, then wrap it around the base until you’ve created a perfectly rounded and oversize bun. Then secure it with pins and finish with a strong-hold hair spray.


The scoop:, Drew a deep side part, and twisted small sections into coils, clamping down on them with a flatiron for crimped texture. After securing the hair into a low ponytail, Split the hair into two sections and tied a double knot at the back of the head, and using a few pins to keep it secure. A chunky piece was left loose in the front of each model’s style; the sections haphazardly fell into the models’ faces as they walked down the runway.

Summer Trends

Summer 2011: Makeup and hair trends.

Summer is already here, and the warm weather is opening some space for the new trends. Here is a list of the most interesting trends in makeup and hair that are embraced by the Hollywood stars.

Messy Wavy Hair

This hairstyle is very sexy, easy to achieve and to maintain. Shampoo your hair with Be Curly shampoo and conditioner and towel dry. Spritz your hair with Aveda protective hair veil and comb thru. Mix Be Curly Style Prep with Brilliant retexturing gel and scrunch it, air dry and enjoy your waves.

Neon pink lips

Neon lips are an absolute hit this summer. What you need to do is to emphasize your lips with a matte lipstick in the color of peach, watermelon or shocking pink. For a boulder look use eye shadow and Aveda lip saver or for dry lips Aveda nourishing lip stick. Not only will you get the boulder look but you will also get beautiful supple and hydrated lips all summer long.

The chin length Bob

The ever popular and sophisticated bob  and it many variations will help you look trendy and stylish while making it easy for styling and deal with the summer heat.

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The Best Haircuts for Spring!

After season upon season seeing long, wavy, lustrous locks in every fashion corner you looked, this spring, short haircuts are finally making a comeback. From runway and magazine models to stylish girls on the street and leading ladies (even women we thought would never shed their long hair—we’re looking at you Jen Aniston!), everyone seems to be chopping it all off—into bobs, pixie cuts, and even super-daring spiky ’80s styles. We enlisted celebrity hair stylists Tracey Cunningham (she’s worked on Cameron Diaz, Jessica Biel, and Gwyneth Paltrow) and Danny Rishoff (he’s cut the hair of Emma Roberts, Emma Stone, and several Victoria’s Secret models) to tell us about the most desired and talked about ‘dos of the season, how to get them, and who can pull them off.

The cut: Long bob
Who has it: Jennifer Aniston
How to get it: The key to this edgy look is keeping the front pieces longer than the back. The ends should be one length though, because as Cunningham says, “This is not like the ‘Rachel.’” Since Aniston is known so much for her color as well, you might want very fine, natural highlights.
Why it works: “Jennifer has had long hair for so long, and it’s such a big change for her. It’s refreshing,” says Cunningham. “So many people follow what she does that it kind of makes everyone think, ‘oh my God! Let’s do something different!’ It’s great that she changed it up. Even someone like Brooklyn Decker—they’re friends now from the movie ‘Go With It’—and I feel like Jen inspired her [to cut her hair] too.” Cunningham says anyone with straight hair can pull off this look and adjust your part to accommodate your face. If you have curly or wavy hair you may need a straightening treatment since those clean, sharp lines are crucial to the style. You can emphasize ends by applying a little grooming cream or hair serum.
Maintenance: While this is a longer bob, Rishoff says you don’t want it to grow out too much, because it will lose all of its shape. “Any haircut that falls around the collarbone area you’ll want to cut about every six weeks,” he says.

The cut: Shattered bob
Who has it: Scarlett Johansson
How to get it: This feminine style involves layers and textured ends. Ask for a shattered bob, bring in photos, and settle on a length that works for you.
Why it works: “I think it’s a great change for Scarlett and nice for the spring,” says Cunningham. Johansson was known for her long layers, but short ones are equally sexy, and can be flattering on anyone. “You have to have some dimension so this would be a great haircut for someone who already has wavy hair,” she says. If your hair is wavy air-drying is the way to go, but you can use a texturizing spray and a blowdryer to pump it up. If you’re curling hair, just focus on the middle of your strands down, leaving the ends out for an undone look.
Maintenance: Cunningham says the great thing about wavy hair and this style in particular, is that roots aren’t pin straight so your color upkeep won’t be as bad. Rishoff says to cut hair every six weeks to keep ends crisp and healthy.

The cut: Pixie
Who has it: Halle Berry
How to get it: Rishoff says to bring your courage and a photo into the salon and ask for a choppy pixie with a little extra length on top.
Why it works: “I mean honestly, I don’t want to spell it out for you, but you have to be drop dead gorgeous,” says Cunningham. “It’s such a great look, but you really have to be striking.” Berry looked pretty with long hair in recent years, but she really owns this haircut. With all your hair out of your face, you’ll need to rock this look, loud and proud. Another important tip: keep short hair all one color to avoid the leopard-spotted look when your roots grow in. Frequent washes and maybe a little styling balm on the ends is all you need for day-to-day grooming.
Maintenance: Rishoff says you’ll need trims “all the time,” which is why this works for a celebrity like Berry who has on-call stylists.

The cut: Messy crop
Who has it: Brooklyn Decker
How to get it: This style is short with many layers. Discuss a good base length with your stylist that will flatter your face and that you’ll feel comfortable with, and go from there, adding some short pieces up front that can act as a bang.
Why it works: “She’s a supermodel and can do whatever she wants, but lots of women are doing the same thing,” says Cunningham. “Without a doubt in my mind, women will be cutting off their hair this season. She’s probably going to grow it out, but it’s almost like a rite of passage sometimes. Maybe you’re going through something and you need to cut it all off.” Ahem, Emma Watson. Cunningham says the best candidates for this style are ladies with fine hair, because it makes it look a little thicker and creates more volume. Depending on your mood you can air dry hair or style it by using a texturizing spray and blowdrying using your fingers.
Maintenance: With hair this length, Rishoff says you’ll need trims every six weeks or less, but Cunningham says the shaggier style means you can go a little longer between color touch-ups.

The cut: Layered bob
Who has it: Jessica Alba
How to get it: If you’re going short and want something less dramatic, ask for a few long layers to be added in to your bob, including a few to frame your face.
Why it works: Cunningham says this is a great switch-up from long hair that lies limp, and that Alba still looks hot. She also points out that short hair does not have to be boring. “Highlights soften up the look and can give it more dimension,” says Cunningham. Add some coppery highlights like Alba, or whatever color most flatters your ‘do. If it gets too light she says your stylist can easily apply a gloss over your hair to bring the color down. A little shine spray amps up the look.
Maintenance: Since this is less blunt than the long bob it will grow out more naturally, but a trim every six weeks will keep hair looking fresh.

The cut: Precision haircut
Who has it: Kate Winslet
How to get it: Rishoff says to make sure your stylist leaves hair long on top and in the front to receive this Vidal Sassoon-inspired look. Color wise, Cunningham says this is “way too extreme for an average person to keep up. Stick with your natural color, or add some highlights.”
Why it works: “It’s a pretty drastic change for someone who has longer hair,” says Rishoff. “This is a nice haircut because the bangs are long enough that you have styling options. You can wear it back or swooped like a long side bang. It’s not like Halle Berry’s hair where it can really only be worn one way.” To get that volume on top, apply some mousse on wet hair before blow drying. Cunningham notes that this may not be the most versatile look for Winslet in terms of roles, so make sure if you have any big events coming up that your haircut will suit your needs.
Maintenance: Rishoff says if the back of your hair is short and really graduated you’ll need a cut every four to six weeks, but if it’s a little shaggier in the back and sides that you could go a little longer.

Source:• by Joanna Douglas, Shine Staff, on Mon Apr 4, 2011 11:43am PDT
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Easy Breazy Beachy Waves!!

Heres a quick alternative to your usual curls. Whether you have a regular curling iron or the new Curling Wand, there is no need for clamping any more. Just wrap a 2-3 inch section of hair around your iron, count to 3, and let go. When done with full head of hair, shake, tossel, and admire those sexy waves!!

Author: Jaymee Moreno