Friday, October 9, 2009

Hairstyle Ideas and Tips From the Experts

For some women everyday is a bad hair day. Well, I've been gathering up some ideas so that you can revive your hair. You can use these ideas whenever you feel the need to sass up your hair...or heck, if you have the time, implement these hairstyles everday!

Hairstyle Idea #1 - Texture With a Twist

This first idea comes from Diego Binetti's Spring 2010 runway show. Thomas Dunkin led the Sebastian Professional stylist design team, and they created a modern, textured twist on structured braids.

The Hair Look:

The asymmetrical pattern and haphazard positioning of the braids represents unique individualism and carefree youth. Here’s how to take this runway look to real life:

1) Apply Sebastian Professional Thickefy Foam to damp hair; blend evenly throughout

2) Blow hair out straight with a medium to large-sized round brush, spray hair with flexible hairspray for added texture; section hair, and set with large velcro rollers

3) Take out pins, apply Microweb Fiber to hair, focusing most of the distribution towards the top of the head for lift and malleable texture. Clip top half of hair aside.

4) French braid bottom half of hair starting behind left ear. Pull down top half of hair and pin pieces into french braid updo for playful positioning. Finish look with Shine Define for shiny finish and lasting hold.

How to Get the Look with Sebastian Professional:

Thomas Dunkin suggests prepping hair with a weightless thickener, flexible hairspray and soft texturizer to create moldable texture for hold that lasts without a product-laden look. Try:

Thickefy Foam – Weightless thickener for natural volume ($15.95)
Microweb Fiber – Elastic texturizer for malleable, touchable texture ($18.95)
Shine Define – The ultimate versatile hairspray ($15.95)

Hairstyle Idea #2 - Simple and Chic

Rose Byrne Emmy's 2009Rose Byrne sported a simple and chic look at the Emmy's. Harry Josh, John Frieda International Creative Consultant, gave Rose an ultra-chic collar bone-length cut to accentuate her bone structure and play up her youth.

Harry began by applying John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original Formula Hair Serum to Rose’s soaking wet hair to ensure her style remained frizz-free and polished throughout the night.

EXPERT HAIR TIP: “By infusing soaking wet hair with a dime-size portion of Frizz-Ease Serum, you can block frizz that is caused by humidity and fend off flyaways before they start, paving the way for smooth, flawless style,” said Harry.

Harry then applied Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation to Rose’s towel dried hair before blowing it out straight in sections using a FHI Heat Nano Weight Pro 1900 Turbo blow dyer and a round boar bristle brush. Starting with hair at the back of her head and working towards the crown, Harry emphasized a deep side part by pulling hair to the left as he dried.

EXPERT HAIR TIP: “It’s essential to begin blow drying from the roots when you’re wearing a side part,” Harry revealed. “Be sure to work hair in the direction of the part as you dry to ensure that the style stays in place.”

Harry finished by spritzing Frizz-Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist evenly throughout Rose’s hair to amplify shine and flaunt her new color.

EXPERT HAIR TIP: “I wanted to be sure that Rose’s hair captured the light and appeared luminous when she was in front of the camera,” explained Harry. “100% Shine gave it a glossy finish that stayed all night.”

Hairstyle Ideas #3 & #4 - Edgy, Street Style

Metamorphosis: To change completely in form or nature. To transform, transition and evolve. AG Hair Cosmetics’ latest hair collection, Metamorphosis, demonstrates and depicts the stages of a client’s visit to a salon through the life of a butterfly. Created by AG’s Artistic Director Jami Symons, Metamorphosis represents fashion and style in constant motion with a selection of edgy and red carpet styles that are free flowing and carefree.

My favorite hairstyles from this collection are “The Firefly” and "The Monarch". The Firefly is short, textured and full of energy while The Monarch is a regal, majestic style that is incredibly versatile and mysterious.

AG Hair Cosmetics Metamorphosis Hairstyles Collection
Hair: AG’s Artistic Director, Jami Symons; AG’s Artistic Team Leader, Jo-Anne Dicken; and, AG’s Artistic Team Member, Jaclyn Emmett
Photography: Waldy Martens
Makeup: Yasaman Morshedian

For other hairstyle ideas, check out this resource: Also check out this blog's archives for more hair tips.

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1 comment:

  1. Really love the texture with a twist look! Never goes well when I try to replicate these looks at home though :(