Tiffani-Amber Thiessen

Tiffani-Amber Thiessen

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Grown-out bangs, an extreme part, and the perfect hair color.  With the appropriate face shape alongside the right combination as listed above , one can have a simple hairstyle such as this worn by Tiffani-Amber Thiessen.  A little snipping with the scissors can help create the angles necessary to influence the hair ends into their proper directions.

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Buns of Fun

Emily Deschanel

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She may be part of Comic Relief, however, her hairstyle is no laughing matter.  And where it really isn’t your grandma’s bun, it is a simple, yet formal, modern imitation that is easy enough to copy.   Emily Deschanel has smoothly, yet not too tightly, brushed her hair back to the crown area and clipped it there ponytail style.  Here it almost looks like the tool used is a barrette.  With all the ends loose going every which way, small sections were curled and arranged all across the top to form a ‘bow’ of hair.

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Leave it to Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

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Gwen Stefani made her entrance to the AMA with this sleek, smooth look.  Perfectly pressed hair slightly turned under, at this length just qualifies as a bob style.  The most unique thing about this look for today’s styles would be the heavy, brow-length bangs.  Almost obsolete, this fringe is thick.  Quite a contrast from the trend of long, sweeping strands or those that are non-existent anymore.

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She Can ‘Carrie’ A Style Too

Carrie Underwood

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The 34th Annual American Music Awards was televised on November 21st and Carrie Underwood was there.  Looking elegant as ever, Carrie had a simple, formal style perfect for long, straight hair.   Parts these days are haphazardly done and here the heavy side is pretty much pasted down.  This style is parted off a couple of inches behind the ears and hair is temporarily pinned up out of the way.  Each side is brought back and fastened into place, then that which was pinned up is now released and allowed to hang down the back.  

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Two for Tuesday

Sabrina Aldridge, Kelly Aldridge

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Sabrina and Kelly Aldridge show us how to Deck the Halls as we count down to December.   Their long, golden locks are plump with bleach and color.  With very similar styles, each has large sections that were twisted into shape.  Difference between the two looks is obvious with the right having more soft lines applied by the brush used.  The one on the left seems mildly shaken, slightly finger combed, having a few more crisp angles.

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“To Bleach or Not To Bleach”—Should You Bleach Your Hair?

What do you know about hair bleach?  It can give you a whole new trendy look, but it may not be what you are looking for.  Before you bleach your hair you should understand the process and what bleaching does for your hair and to your hair. 

 

1.  Bleach removes all hair color.  If you bleach your hair, you will be removing all of the melanin in your hair, which is what gives your hair its color.  The longer you leave the bleaching product on, the more color you will remove. 

 

2.  You should always use bleach that is specifically designed for hair.  Hair bleach is safer for your hair. 

 

3.  Use a test strand to time the bleach and to test the color.  Remember that wet bleached hair will be darker than dry bleached hair. 

 

4.  Do not allow the bleach to get on your scalp.  When you apply the bleach, you should start it about one half inch from the scalp.

 

5.  Only bleach a small area or section of hair at one time to avoid getting an uneven bleach or getting it on the scalp.

 

6.  Always wear vinyl or other protective gloves on your hands when you are using bleach.  Wear old clothing that you wouldn’t mind getting bleach on when you are applying the bleach to your hair.  Keep a towel handy as well to keep it out of your eyes and face. 

 

7.  Make sure that you rinse your hair thoroughly once you have gotten your desired level of lightening because your hair will continue to lighten as long as it has any bleach in it. 

 

8.  It is not recommended that you bleach hair that has a permanent wave or straightening product in it because it can cause some serious hair damage.

 

9.  Once your hair is bleached, you can leave it that color, or you can use a gentle toner or color to get a new shade.

 

10.  Bleached hair will be fragile, so use a good conditioner, and take extra care to be gentle with your hair.

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Redheads Rule

 
Long hair still dominates among the female celebrities as demonstrated here with Sarah Jessica Parker.  Her gorgeous, red locks are done into twists all along the bottom six to eight inches.  Once dried, twists are carefully shaken to separate being careful not to disturb their definition.
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