Fall Hair colors' Trends

Trends for Blondes
Trends for Brunettes
Trends for Redheads
With many models and celebrities using different hair colors in different movies, ramp shows and performances, practically everyone around is considering changing their hair colour to fall in line with these glorious stars.

Many products are available in the market today with wide ranging colors and prices to suit every taste and purse. Besides choosing a good hair color brand, remember it is also important that you choose a hair color with a shade that best suits your hair color and skin tone. So what hair colors to you expect to see on some of our most celebrated celebrities this fall? Here are some fall hair color trend forecasts from some of the top celebrity hair color specialist. Instead of a complete hair color replacement you will see a toning down of the original color.

Trends for Brunettes - Light Highlights

Brunettes like Selena Gomez with her long soft curls just past her shoulders and medium to long layers cut through her back section has a dark chestnut shade with light highlights for an awesome flawless hairstyle. Body and volume are accomplished with side layers that also ad texture to compliment her face shape. Also her hair tone does a fantastic job of flattering her skin tone.

Trends for Blondes - Almost Platinum

One of my favorite Blondes; Christina Aguilera with her pale skin tone looks great in an almost platinum blonde tone. I am happy to see she moved on from the "ghostly white look". This is a very classy hairstyle styled into large defined curls which sit beautifully on her shoulders. The top of her hair is pulled half back to create height and volume. This is an elegant style that is perfect for any occasion.

Trends for Redheads - toned down red with Blonde Highlights

When you choose red you choose to be noticed! Marcia Cross is an incredibly beautiful and talented actress. You may know her as Bree Van De Kamp on the surprise hit "Desperate Housewives". Marcia's soft and elegant style is a sensational look for her. Her hair length falls just past her shoulders and large waves at the ends of her hair create weight.

Whatever hair color you choose, consult your hairstylist, and before you make a final decision, try out the color in small portions on your hair. If it looks good then take the plunge. And oh by the way a basic tenet is that if you have to wear more make up than before after you color your hair, then you have the wrong hair color. A proper hair color should highlight your skin tone bring it alive and glowing. On the other hand, if you have made the wrong choice you will probably look tired and washed out.

Great Hair Care Tips

If you watch the tabloids, you know that even the stars have bad hair days. It just seems that when the professional stylists are out of the picture, it is inherently human to have a less than glamorous mane. But you can do your part to stay ahead of the battle by following these great tips for hair care.

1. Use a professional conditioner that is formulated for your specific hair type.

While you can skimp a little on the shampoo, a good, professional conditioner is a must have. Look for products in salons that are customized for your hair type. For instance: If you have color or a perm, choose a conditioner that is for chemically processed hair. And stay away from those all-in-one shampoo and conditioner combos.

2. Choose a cut tailored to your face and body shape.

The number one mistake that people make when choosing a new hairstyle is to pick a style based on popularity rather than how it will enhance their features. Always choose a new cut based on how it will enhance or detract from your facial features and build. If you have broad shoulders, choose a full-bodied cut over a close cropped head hugging doo.

3. Don’t forget your UV protectants.

Just as your skin gets damaged by wind and sun, so does your hair. To combat this, look for finishing products such as mousses, gels and sprays that block UV rays.

4. Keep your appointments.

Did you know that your hair will split faster than it will grow? You need to get a trim every 6 to 8 weeks, even if it’s just a micro trim. A good hairdresser makes them good because they know what to leave on the head, not take off.

5. Leave chemicals to the professionals.

There is a reason why beauticians need to go to school to learn how to handle chemicals and hair processes. You can do irreparable damage with these products even if the package says that it’s way easy. And even if you don’t make your hair fall out, you could end up looking like a clown and paying stylist big bucks to fix your mess. (Note: Most stylists charge double the rate for corrective color than they do for normal color processes)

6. Get color for interest and body.

Every cut needs a little bit of color to make it truly breathtaking. No matter whether your taste is subtle or dramatic, you can add interest and volume to your tresses with a color process. Highlights, lowlights, all over color, gray coverage, you name it, it’s all good for your look.

7. Do weekly conditioning treatments.

Even if your hair is extremely healthy, it is constantly on the attack from wind, sun, cold and heat. During the summer months, your hair is battered even more when it absorbs chlorine and other chemicals from your pool.

8. Get an Ionic Ceramic Flat Iron

Instead of frying your hair with a conventional metal plated flat iron. Straighten your tresses, add shine and infuse moisture with one of the a negative ionic flat irons. We personally use T3 irons for all our work.

9. Choose your styling products wisely.

Avoid products that leave build-up on your hair. If you see white gunk, that means that your product is not water-soluble and may be coating your hair shaft. Build-up causes limpness, breakage and inability to curl not to mention the white flakes.

10. Don't rub the towel back and forth on your head.

Did you know that if you use a towel after your shower to dry your hair you are causing split ends and adding static electricity to your hair? Instead of rubbing the towel back and forth over your hair, scrunch the towel around your hair like you would scrunch crackers in your soup. While all of these tips won’t make you look like you’ve hired a personal hairdresser, they will help you look the very best that you can each and every day. When it comes to hair care, remember that you wear your hair everyday. Now isn’t it worth the time, effort and money that it takes to keep it looking spectacular?

Hair Care Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to essential hair care techniques, it is important to remember that there are some mistakes that many people may be using without knowing it. With all the different styles and products you use on your hair on a daily basis, you can imagine just how much damage your hair experiences. By learning what hair care tips to avoid, you can be sure to have strong and healthy hair, no matter what you do to it!

For those of you who are planning on growing out your short hairstyle, it is important not to avoid the hairdressers for months at a time. It can be easy to not get your hair trimmed because you are trying to grow it out, but this can lead to split ends and frizzy hair over time.

Not conditioning regularly is a very common mistake. It can seem like too much of a hassle at 8am, but conditioning is something that should be done daily. This can make your hair shinier, smoother and less frizzy if you continue conditioning daily for more than a month at a time.

Preparing your hair for heat activated treatment appliances is something everyone should get into the habit of doing. You would be amazed just how much your curling iron or flatiron can damage your hair and by using a heat defense spray, you can help minimize the damage.

Choosing the wrong hairstyle for your face is a common mistake and this can easily be prevented. By researching the most flattering hairstyle for your face shape you are creating a younger and chicer look for yourself.

Avoid trying to make your hair into something that it isn't. There are always new trends and styles in your face, but this does not mean you have to try and recreate them all on yourself. Not everything fits everyone's facial shape and when you try to make your hair into something it isn't, it never works out.

Choosing the right products can be a harder thing than you may think. Avoiding using the wrong products can only be accomplished by trial and error.

Dark roots are one of the biggest mistakes to avoid! No one likes to see dark roots when their hair color of the day is blonde, take the time to touch up your roots at home or with your hairstylist to avoid this common mistake.

If you like to pull you hair back in braids or ponytails, be careful how tight you pull them as the band is literally ripping at your hair the tighter you try and pull it.

Avoid over brushing and use a detangle product if you have a lot of knots after your shower. This can not only rip your hair right out but it really damages your hair's cuticles.

Do what you can to avoid the cheap coloring systems you can use from home, they have the power to not only greatly damage your hair but you are taking a great risk that the color may or may not turn out!

It is important to take the time to make sure how you are treating your hair is correct because you can only continue damaging your hair for so long before the time comes to do something about it. Take the precautions to treat and care for your hair the way it deserves to be cared for.

Create Instant Beautiful Hairstyles with Hair Extensions

Instant Hairstyles from Hair Extensions
Who gets Hair Extensions? What are hair extensions, methods, etc.? When can you get hair extensions? Where do you get hair extensions? Why would you get hair extensions? And perhaps the biggest question….How are they attached?

A good place to start is explaining what hair extensions are all about. In a society where immediate results are very popular, the beauty industry has developed and improved the ancient technique of adding human or synthetic hair to your own hair and making it look like it grew out of your own head. We say ‘ancient' because people have been doing this since forever, with wigs, hairpieces, weaves and such. Many of today's methods have been adapted from African-American stylists that weave human or synthetic hair into corn rows for a long, flowing and natural look.

So who gets Hair Extensions? Many celebrities get hair extensions for various movie roles. The celebrity factor is what has catapulted the popularity of hair extensions over the last 5 years. When you see magazine covers with famous actors having long, flowing natural looking long hair, you begin to think that maybe you could get the same look. Once thought as a rich person's service, hair extensions have become much more affordable and even practical for everyday consumers.

The main reason for getting hair extensions is to add length to your hair style, although they can be used to add volume and thus give the appearance of thick hair.

Fact and Fiction: While hair extensions will not actually make your hair thicker, they will give you the appearance of thicker hair. If you're a man that has always had long hair, but began noticing bald patches and/or a receding hairline, hair extensions are good for a temporary solution. We emphasize the word temporary because extensions add weight to your hair. While they may look good for the time being, extensions put stress on your hair follicles.

If you've opted for hair extensions you have a large selection. You can choose synthetic extensions or actual human hair. What's the difference, you ask? The look, the feel, and the price! Human hair tends to be much more expensive than synthetic hair. Despite this, you can find synthetic and human hair extensions to match the color, texture, and style of your own natural hair.

Thicken your hair or even add highlights. Hair extension expert Rod Sickler, Owner of Images by Rod & Company in Rantoul Illinois says, “Don't limit yourself to just adding length to your hair. Hair extensions offer a simple solution to fine hair and can add a little pizzazz to thick, curly or wavy hair in any color or style.”

“Any hair type can support hair extensions”, says Sickler. Sickler makes hair extensions easy by creating cutting-edge hair styles for his clients. Some examples include sleek and straight hair, vivacious ringlets and striking color enhancements with the use of different highlighted and low lighted hair extensions. He describes the hair extension process as very painstaking and challenging as it requires many hours and various techniques to complete. The rewards are many as he is able to re-invent hair, tweak techniques and fulfill his clients' needs.

When can you get hair extensions? Whenever you have a few hours available! Most hair extension stylists will offer a consultation prior to your actual appointment to get the hair extensions attached. The human or synthetic hair typically needs to be pre-ordered so that it matches your own hair or the intended color you are interested in. In the consultation, the stylists will discuss your current hair health, how the extensions will be attached, possible side effects and what you will need to take care of them. If you are experiencing significant hair loss, hair thinning or have extremely damaged hair, the stylist should recommend that you do NOT get hair extensions until your condition improves.

Fact and Fiction: While hair extensions will not actually make your hair thicker, they will give you the appearance of thicker hair. If you're a man that has always had long hair, but began noticing bald patches and/or a receding hairline, hair extensions are good for a temporary solution. We emphasize the word temporary because extensions add weight to your hair. While they may look good for the time being, extensions put stress on your hair follicles.

If you've opted for hair extensions you have a large selection. You can choose synthetic extensions or actual human hair. What's the difference, you ask? The look, the feel, and the price! Human hair tends to be much more expensive than synthetic hair. Despite this, you can find synthetic and human hair extensions to match the color, texture, and style of your own natural hair.

Where can you get hair extensions? As the hair extension service becomes more and more popular, you will find many more stylists that go to training and education classes to become certified in hair extension services. The stylist does not necessarily need to be certified, but it is very important that they have been trained and educated properly in hair extensions. Hair extensions are a big investment, financially and emotionally. If the stylist you select does not have proper training, many things can go wrong, including some of your natural hair falling out or even being ruined. Make sure you do your homework in selecting a stylist. Ask to see before/after photos, get references, check if any complaints have been filed against a stylist, etc. All hair extensions have the potential to cause damage to your hair. The experience of the hair stylist is the biggest factor in positive results.

Finally, the biggest question: How is the hair extensions attached? There are a variety of methods to attach hair extensions. The type and style of hair selected can be a determining factor in how they are attached. Human and synthetic hair can be attached strand by strand or in wefts. A strand of hair would be considered to be 30 or so pieces of hair. A weft is a section of hair that is attached together at the top. The weft is typical sewn or bonded in to the natural hair. Other innovative methods include fusion, bonding, locks, clamps, using string and more.

There are advantages and disadvantages to every method of hair extension available today. There can be a big cost difference between one method and another. There is a direct relationship between time and cost. Most hair extensions are time-intensive, resulting in the major portion of the costs involved. Another major factor is the quality of the human or synthetic hair that is used. Quality hair is expensive.

The hair industry is not regulated so determining what or who supplied quality hair can be difficult. Research and education is a primary factor in a successful hair extension service. After you have hair extensions, it is very important that you take care of them properly. Some methods will require the use of special shampoos and styling appliances.

There may be recommendations from your stylist in reference to sleeping, brushing, swimming, shampooing and styling your hair extensions. Regular maintenance is also an important step to keep the hair healthy and looking good. Long hair requires work. So make plans to put your time in……. as well as your money!

The state of our hair very often reflects the state of our health. Long, silky, healthy hair can radiate beauty, fitness and youth!

Hair extensions are becoming an increasingly popular way of instantly getting that long beautiful hair some of us can only dream of! Growing your hair long takes 5-6 years at an average of 1 cm per month! Hair extensions can give you around 21 inches of thick hair in just a few hours!

There are two main types of hair extensions. Hair extensions can be made out of synthetic fibers and are referred to as synthetic hair extensions or out of human hair and referred to as human hair extensions. Human hair extensions tend to be the preferred kind of hair extensions because they look and feel a lot more natural then the synthetic kind. Also, heat cannot be applied to most synthetic fibers causing some inconvenience if a person needs to use some hair appliances.

The downside of Human Hair Extensions is that are usually much more expensive then the synthetic ones! Notwithstanding, there is no fixed price for human hair extensions because this differs according to the quality, style and length of extensions required. Hair extensions that are untreated and uncolored usually cost more because they are more durable!

A change of hairstyle is often enough to make you look more sophisticated, younger or simply different. Hair weaves are a good idea for those who fancy some braids, dreadlocks or simply a fuller head of hair and a different look! Hair weaves are another form of hair extensions and can also be made out of synthetic or natural hair. There are three types of hair weaves:

(1) Bonded Hair Weave - This is the least durable kind of hair weave and only lasts 1 month until it would need to be replaced. This kind of hair weave gets glued to the scalp

(2) Braided Hair Weave - This is a 2 step procedure. The natural hair is braided along the center of the scalp (under the hair) and then the hair weave gets sown into the braids. This type of hair weave normally lasts around 2 months.

(3) Fusion Hair Weave - This is the most lasting kind of hair weave, since it needs be changed every 3 months. This procedure involves waxing the hair weave to the natural hair.

Both hair extensions and hair weaves require considerable maintenance. The hair need to be treated with gentle respect and cleaned and moisturized daily with a good conditioner. Remember, that while natural hair gets the necessary oils and moisture from your scalp, hair extensions and hair weaves don't! Also, depending on the style and procedure for your hair extensions/hair weaves, you might also have to visit the hairdresser every 6 weeks to fix your hair extensions due to your natural hair re growth.

Whichever kind of hair extension you choose, always consult your hair specialist for advice, and pick the safest procedure. Finally, enjoy your beautiful hair!

Choose A Perfect Hairstyle

Perfect Hair Style
Choosing the Perfect Hairstyle is just one of those things that elude most women. Sometimes, a gorgeous cut is undermined by the fact that the woman wearing it is too busy to style it properly. Other times, a cut is chosen because of how great it looks on someone else, but ends up looking pathetic on the woman wishing to mimic the style because her hair type and texture is the exact opposite needed to wear the style beautifully.

But not everyone is destined to encountering hairstyle disaster after disaster on their quest for the perfect cut, and neither are you. All it takes is just a little bit of preplanning and consideration to get the perfect hairstyle each and every time you go to the salon. Here are just a few questions that you should ask yourself when changing your style:

How does the cut or style flatter my face and body shape? Probably the number one mistake that women make when choosing a new style is to choose a style that is unflattering to their features. For example: A swept back style would make a round face look even rounder, but a style that softens up the facial features with a little forward movement can make a round face appear more balanced and oval. Haircuts can also be tailored to draw the eye to your most stunning features and to detract it from those you’d rather hide.

How much time and effort will I have to put into styling each morning?

In today’s hectic-paced world, who has time to burn styling hair? Most of us need a style that is easy to work with and requires little time primping in front of the mirror. Even if you have a style that requires more work, it is likely that you will bypass a majority of the care and maintenance needed for it to look its best on most days. And that could add up to a lot of bad hair days. Instead, choose a style that is easy to work with and compliments your hair’s natural tendencies.

Will this style work with my hair’s type and texture or work against it?

If your hair is limp and straight, choosing a heavily layered style that requires a curling iron or hot rollers every day could get exhausting. Likewise, a sleek, flat style on extremely curly locks could take a lot of effort to maintain. So, try to choose a style that will work with your texture. By doing this, you can have a style that seems to go into place magically with little or no fuss on your part.

Will this style accommodate my lifestyle?

If you have to wear your hair up for your job or if you’re a tomboy who loves to throw on a ball cap, you should consider this before deciding on a hairstyle. After all, who wants to be stuck with a style that they have to curl each and every day when their tendency is to wear it in a pony tail? If you wear your hair up often, be sure to choose a style that will still allow you to do this when the mood or need strikes you.

Choosing the perfect hairstyle does not have to be complicated. Just take a little time to really think about what your needs and wants are, and you should be able to get the style you dream of easily. And the best part is that you won’t regret it once you have it.

Hairstyles that Works Best On You:

Round or square, oval or triangular, the shape of your face determines what hairstyles will look good on you. Your hairstyle plays a great role in making you look as dazzling as ever. A hairstyle that fits your color, face, personality, hair texture and lifestyle can make you look best in any dress, and during any part of the day.

The most important points to remember when choosing the perfect hairstyle for you would be your hair type, the shape of your face and the color of your complexion. It is always better to choose your hairstyle depending on your hair type, as this helps you avoid spending too much time with your hair.

Here are some General Hairstyle Tips to Consider:
  • A short or cropped style will help a short neck to look longer, as will long hair piled up
    Hair close around the face will help camouflage a double chin.
  • A short cut will look good on a person with a well-formed neck, delicate features, firm jaw, and / or a well-shaped head.
  • Long hair will look good on a person with very healthy, shiny hair, if it’s cut in an up-to-date hairstyle and doesn’t fall below the Cleavage.
  • Layered cuts can soften facial features.
  • A chin-length cut of straight hair will look good on a long face, as will curls and waves, but not styles which pile the hair up.
  • A short, spiky cut will look good on a square face, as will any sleek style that extends below the jaw line.

Fine and thin hair looks better when cut in a short bob with bangs of interest. Such hairstyles only need some blow-drying after shampooing. If you attempt at growing your thin hair long and then making curls, you will have to use lots of hair products, heat stylers and hair spray to try and get your curls to last even till lunch time. If you have thick and wavy hair, you can keep it long or short, and be able to dry your hair without the help of any blow dryer.

Those older women with pale complexions should choose brunette shades to look younger, while women of any age, having a light complexion, will look great with auburn hairs. Women having olive or dark complexions are the luckiest, as they have maximum choices for their hair colors. They look good in most colors, including blond, brown with red highlights, and burgundy.

It is important you know, and keep your face shape in mind when choosing the perfect hairstyle for yourself. If you don’t know your hairstyle, you just have to pull your hair back, and decide if your face looks heart shaped, diamond shaped, triangular or square shaped.

Women with triangular faces look great with short hairstyles while those with oval faces look great in just about any style. Those with diamond shaped faces find chin length hairstyles to look best on them, while women with heart-shaped faces look great with soft chin-length styles, with curls.

If you have a square face, layers that are nice, and thin with a short to mid length cut looks great on you. Side parting with curving layers that fall around your face tends to remove the square ness of your face. Avoid too short hairstyles that stop above the chin, as this accentuates your square jaw line.

Women with heart faces should have chin length or longer cuts with fringes or wispy layers to reduce the broad forehead. Curls also look great as they create an oval jaw line to make you look glamorous. However, avoid slicking your hair back and too much height, as this only accentuates your broad forehead.

Women with round faces need a longer cut which is longer than the chin. The best choices are razor cuts or long graduated layers as they make your face look longer. With height and flat tresses found on the sides of your ears, your face gets a better look. Whatever you choose, avoid center parting as this increases the shortness of your face.

If you are still unsure of which hair style to choose for yourself, you can always look through hair style magazines and websites to get ideas. Discuss these hairstyles with your hairdresser, as they are the best judge in determining the best hair style for you.

Opting for Hair Extensions!

Opting for Hair Extensions? You may go bald! Who doesn’t want to have glossy, long, straight hair? And now, if you don’t have your own, just get a hair extension.

They’re the hottest fashion accessories. Celebrities like Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton flaunt their extensions. Meanwhile, pop star Jamelia stirred a debate when she asked, ‘Whose Hair Is It Anyway?’ Temples in South India are having hair auctions.

Women in villages are willingly sacrificing their long hair, which are then exported overseas at a huge price. Says Kamya, a housemaid in Delhi, “It has now become a common practice in our village for women to get their hair shaved off. We are either forced or blackmailed to sacrifice our hair. We don’t know what these people do to our hair. I have heard that they sell them off and make huge money out of it.”

In fact, The Guardian reports, “Today, Indian hair extensions can be seen on everyone from the England footballer’s wives parading their way around Germany to the actress Samantha Morton who wore 'temple hair' extensions from Tirupati in the film Enduring Love”.

Exporter Ajendra Pratap Singh of Mahendra Exports agrees, “Temples of South India are the major sources for human hair in India, but even villages of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab have become good suppliers of ‘human hair’. In the last couple of years demand for human hair has increased manifold.”

Though China is a market leader in terms of hair business, Indian hair fetches high revenues and is highly sought after because of its resilience and strength. The prices are such that the business seems to be lucrative. Longer hair is much sought after and sells for nothing less than Rs 15,000 per kilogram.

Exporter Dhamendra Kumar of Virgin Hair Extensions says, “Though China is the major exporter of human hair, but they collect the raw material from India. Temples in down South are the major supplier for ‘human hair’, and so are the states of Rajasthan, UP and Punjab. The demand is expected to raise more.”

While cosmetic surgeon Dr Tejinder Bhatti says, “Hair business has become a million dollar business in India, as well as abroad. Surgical Hair Transplant is the best way to cover the bald patches. It’s no more a taboo, as people now don’t hesitate to get their hair transplant done. And hair extensions are really in vogue.

Hair extensions, which are attached to real tresses with glue, can make women go bald, skin experts have warned.

According to researchers from American and Italian universities, the hairpieces, favored by celebrities such as Paris Hilton, can lead to thinning hair and even permanent bald patches.

Dermatologists say the extensions put too much tension on hair roots. Experts say the extensions put such tension on follicles in the scalp that they can become inflamed causing hair to fall out - a condition known as traction alopecia, reports the Daily Star.

The study has been published in the British Journal of Dermatology. Fears over the growing use of extensions first hit the headlines two years ago, when Victoria Beckham was photographed with a sizeable bald patch after years of sporting false hair.

Kate Winslate, Christina Aguilera, Heidi Klum and Britney Spears have also all been spotted with thinning hair after using extensions. Now experts are calling for a ban on the extensions. Hair specialist Barry Stevens from the Trichological Society said: “This is a very real problem. Hair Extensions should be banned.

“I’ve had people in tears at my clinic over this. The extensions can destroy the follicles so that hair cannot grow back.”

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