Bed head

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That just woke up tousled look is very sexy, because it suggests a ‘devil may care’ attitude. But there is a fine line between seductive abandon and dragged through a hedge backwards. The key is to make sure the hair looks fresh and clean, there is no way to disguise greasy roots or flyaway ends with this style.

Although suitable for all hair lengths and face shapes, those with very fine hair should steer clear. Thick layered tresses lend themselves best to the bed head look.

Despite the undone appearance, this style does require some effort. Straight hair should be rough-dried upside down to create height at the crown – use a volumizer mousse if your hair is prone to flatness. Then with the diffuser fitting on your hairdryer dry the ends of the hair while scrunching them in your hand.

Next you need to tackle the ‘frizzies’! Use a good serum, but make sure that it doesn’t weigh down your hair or leave it greasy looking – remember, the natural oils in your hand will also smooth down the hairs. Those lucky enough to have naturally curly hair will find it easier to achieve a tousled look, but a good serum is still essential to avoid those fuzzy days.

For a truly bed head look, part your hair randomly, avoiding a straight line. Push it back from your face, but allow some stray curls to fall forward framing the face. The key to this hairstyle is to avoid looking too neat.

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Perfect plaits

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Having snared the gorgeous Colin Farrell in the film “New World”, the Pocahontas look is gaining popularity. It looks casual and carefree and is certainly easy to do, while still being surprisingly sophisticated. This hairstyle works best on oval faces, but heart-shaped faces can also get away with it. To keep the Native American appeal it is best for dark hair – plaits on blonds can look more Little House on the Prairie than sexy squaw.

Glossy hair is essential for this style, so start with a shine-enhancing shampoo and conditioner. Center part the hair while still wet and then blow-dry straight. Always use a heat protection product when using a hairdryer.

Start the plaits from behind the ear – too high on the head will make you look too schoolgirly – and continue the length of the hair. For a Native American look it is fine to leave a length of the hair unplaited, but make sure there is more plaited hair than unplaited hair. Choose a funky ethic-inspired band to tie the plaits. For a great authentic look use a length of leather to tie the ends of your plaits. Big earrings will also be shown off to their best advantage in this style.

Although this hairstyle works best with shiny hair, it can also be great for those bad hair days when you’re looking a little flat and greasy.

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Hairstyle Should Suit the Attire

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    Some people start with shopping for ‘The Dress’ or suit and then add accessories from there, while others may decide their hairstyle first and plan around that.  No matter how you approach your look for a special occasion, there are a few things to keep in mind.

    First, determine if you are going to want a hairstyle that’s spectacular or laid back. You can decide later on the specifics.  This goes for either gender.  Guys are getting weaves, cornrows and color at a steady rate and we don’t want to leave them out.  Depending on how fancy, big, and I mean literally, you will want your hair, you will need to look for formalwear that is basic and toned down.  Vice versa if you already have picked out a tux that has a bright colorful jacket or a gown that is covered with ruffles and lots of flowers say, you will need an elegant, yet basic hairstyle.  Simply determine in what area you are going to go all out in.

    Keep this in mind when shopping.  Should you decide to go with the basic little black dress or dark three piece suit, then ‘let your hair down’ and go for something  memorable in your hair design that you’ll want lots of pictures of.

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Prom Hairstyles: Time To Choose!

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Spring is in the air and that means one thing! Time for PROM! Among the decisions you will have to make is picking a hairstyle. There are several ways to wear your hair for the prom and the decision should be made according to the style of your dress, the statement you want to convey, and your hair’s length, color, and texture. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular looks out there.

Nature Girl
Celebrity Nature Girls: Jennifer Aniston, Faith Hill

If you are a Nature Girl, you probably enjoy wearing your hair long, down, and naturally wavy. You may have subtle blond highlights framing your face, but basically you like your hair to look unfussy, carefree, and fresh. Jennifer Aniston is a great example of a Nature Girl because she always looks pretty without looking like she tried too hard. Her wavy sandy brown hair, light natural makeup, and simple clothing make her a stand out on the red carpet. Most guys find this style refreshing and appealing because the Nature Girl seems energetic, down-to-earth, and easygoing.

Drama Queen

Celebrity Drama Queens: Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez

Drama Queens like to be the center of attention, especially at big events like the prom. If you are a Drama Queen, you’re probably well aware of it and proud of the fact! Your hair will be one of your main accessories at the prom and you plan to do it up to the max. In fact, you probably already have an appointment with a stylist to create an elaborate updo that you plan to decorate with faux jewels, pearls, and pretty barrettes. To enhance your beautiful hair, see if your salon also offers a makeup specialist to give your face a complementary look.

Romantic Maiden
Celebrity Romantic Maidens: Alicia Silverstone, Keira Knightley

The prom is a great place to unleash your inner Romantic Maiden. If you love romantic movies and books like Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet, you can use that in your prom style. If you have longish hair, you may want to wear it up in the front and down in the back, with romantic tendrils pulled out around the face. Pretty blond or red highlights would look lovely with this style as well. Soft curls or natural waves will accentuate your romantic dress and accessories. Like Juliet, you can arrange dainty little flowers in your hair for a subtle romantic effect.

Glamour Girl

Celebrity Glamour Girls: Beyonce, Scarlett Johansson

If you enjoy the glamorous look of the stars of the 1940s, you might be a Glamour Girl. This style is defined with big, bouncy curls, red lips, thick, black lashes, and diamond accessories. When Beyonce and Scarlett Johansson go out to movie premieres and such, they steal the show with their movie star looks. Part of their allure is their slightly mysterious smile. You can achieve this look by using large barrel hot rollers and studying pictures of World War II-era poster girls.

Royal Princess

Celebrity Royal Princesses: Princess Grace, Ashanti

If you plan to wear a tiara to the prom, you may be a Royal Princess. Tiaras, jewels, and princess-style dresses are part of the look of royalty. Beautifully coifed hair arranged in a Princess Grace-style bun shows off your pretty neck and much sought-after dress. Another variation of this look is a bejeweled high ponytail with hair wrapped around the elastic, like the main character in the 1960’s TV show I Dream of Jeannie.

Classic Lady
Celebrity Classic Ladies: Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon

If you like the look of the Classic Lady, you might choose to wear your hair smooth and off the face with a fancy headband. Use hair spray or gel to keep flyaways down and hold hair in place. Reese Witherspoon, with her preppy, fresh-faced look and thick, classically styled hair is a good example of this style. If you have short hair, like Halle Berry, you can wear it in a chic, classic “flip.” For extra pizzazz, try a sparkly gel or wax to highlight the ends and the wisps of hair around your face.

Fun and Flirty Female
Celebrity Fun and Flirty Female: Jessica Simpson

For the Fun and Flirty Female look, consider having your hairdresser give you cute corkscrew curls for the evening. This has a way of looking fancy and formal, yet also fun and flirty. Think of Jessica Simpson who seems to have this style down pat. She often shows off her thick blond hair in fun curls and flirty dresses. Don’t forget to add some sparkling makeup and a big smile to complete the look.

Cutting Edge Chick
Celebrity Cutting Edge Chicks: Ashlee Simpson, Kelly Clarkson

If you love to rock and roll, you might be a Cutting Edge Chick. You can attain a bold look with a cool shag haircut featuring razored edges and interesting streaks of color to enhance your choice of dress and accessories. Like Ashlee Simpson and Kelly Clarkson, be sure to have fun with the look and not take yourself too seriously.

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