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We know it’s 2016, but sometimes a flashback to the 80’s is something to embrace. Remember the colorful hair, bold styles and dance moves? Take a brief trip back with us to remember one of the most popular hairstyles of the day: the crimp. Tips to Get the Perfect Crimp Back in the day, crimped hair was everywhere. Today, it’s making a comeback. To achieve this Greek goddess look on your own at home, try the following tips: Prep your hair by applying a mist of heat protectant and styling oil to the ends. Best to let this dry before proceeding. Weave 2-inch braids all around your head, using all your hair. Press a flat iron over each braid, moving it very slowly from the roots to the ends as if you were straightening loose hair. It’s a good idea to start at the back of your head and work your way forward. Let each braid…

Achieving perfectly straight hair can be tricky, depending on your natural hair texture and length. However, with the right tools, products and know-how, you can have the straightest hair the way you like it! Follow these tips for great results. Flat Ironing and Product Application To achieve perfectly straight hair, make sure you are using your flat iron most efficiently and applying the right products. Before you begin, section out your hair, clipping portions to the top of your head to allow the bottom strands to be worked on. Work from here and up to keep organized and to give the best effect. Now, mist your hair with heat protectors and some styling oil at the ends. Most importantly, make sure to let all the liquid products dry completely before starting to iron! Ironing while still wet or damp will sizzle your hair. Once the products are dry, detangle with a comb then iron your…

When it comes to choosing the best makeup for your hair color and style, be sure not to forget your skin tone. While these tips and suggestions take into account a wide range of skin tones, attention should be given to how a bold or softer hue may best accentuate your complexion in addition to your hair color. That said, read on to learn which makeup shades will best complement your unique hair color! Black Hair If you sport jet black hair, plums and jewel tones are a great choice for your face. Consider sheer shades for fair skin and opaque shades for darker skin. Adding one color to a chosen facial feature, be it your eyes or lips, will accentuate your sultry hair and really stand out. For your eyes, try smoky shades, such as navy or charcoal, along with black mascara. Sheer pink blush will add a light tint to your cheeks…

Corrective Coloring 101

Have you been to a colorist and been disappointed with the results? Maybe you’ve tried color removal, highlights or dyes at home and never achieved the look you’re after. A visit to a salon with professional corrective coloring services is what you need to fix the damage and finally enjoy the hair you’ve been wanting. What is Corrective Coloring? Corrective coloring is more or less “fixing” damage done to hair through a botched coloring job or treatment, as well as the process of applying a dramatic color change to your hair. While a traditional coloring treatment includes applying color, corrective coloring involves color removal as well as new color application and normally a cut of at least 2 to 4 inches to maintain the hair’s integrity and health. Finding the right professional colorist is very important to getting the look you want. Make sure you find a professional who has a thorough understanding…

The holidays are here and with them come the array of events you are planning on attending. With so much going on, you’ll need to plan your hairstyle ahead and whether you’re doing it yourself or visiting a salon, knowing exactly what you want will save you time and trouble. Coming up with fresh style ideas can be tricky, so take a look at this list we’ve put together of trends we think would suit any occasion when done tastefully. The Mussy Side ‘Do Related to the formal updo, this side ‘do is classic and gorgeous for a formal occasion. First, create texture by applying a dry shampoo and back combing before pulling back into a side ponytail. Then, back comb the ponytail into a loose bun and secure with bobby pins. Hairspray finishes the look. Full, Bouncy Waves Long, layered, wavy hair dresses up any event and is accentuated by applying volumizing spray…

Everyone has wondered at some point if they are using the perfect shampoo for their hair type and even if they are, is there a better option they may be missing out on? To put you at ease and lessen your time spent in the shampoo aisle, here is a brief guide to making sure you’re giving the best treatment to your hair and scalp. Know Your Scalp Type Before you rush into choosing a shampoo based on whether you have fine, medium or thick hair, figure out your scalp type. Shampoo is best used to clean and care for your scalp, while conditioner is meant more for your actual hair. For example, if you struggle with having oily hair, a dry scalp is probably to blame. Using a moisturizing shampoo will improve your dry scalp and should reduce the excess oil in your hair. Oily scalps are well-suited to shampoos that balance,…

Air Dry or Blow-Dry?

A common question often asked is whether it is better to air dry or blow-dry your hair. While there are benefits and drawback to both methods, it really depends what hairstyle you are going for. Blow-drying offers enhanced styling that you can somewhat easily control, while air drying lets your hair do its thing naturally and is better at locking in moisture. So how do you decide what to do? Consider the following facts to help you choose the right method for you: Air-Drying When your hair strands are wet, they swell. Some studies have shown that the longer the hair strands are allowed to swell, the more pressure is put on hair proteins which puts the strands at risk of breaking. Furthermore, combing your hair while wet or rubbing it harshly with a towel can cause damage. For many, air drying your hair leaves you with hard-to-manage frizz. However, air drying also…

Haircuts to Complement Beards

If you are thinking of changing your, hairstyle, facial hair or simply want to re-think the balance between the hair on top of your head and the hair on your face, we have a few ideas. Before embarking on your great makeover, consider the overall picture. Here are a few popular haircuts and beards to go along with them: Classic Part A staple hairstyle for decades now, the classic part lends itself well to the well-manicured man as well as a rugged outdoorsman when coupled with a full beard. Flexible enough to make you appear both clean-cut and maintained while also adventurous and open to exploration, this combination is a win. Buzz Cut For all the low-maintenance lovers out there, the buzz cut is ideal. Requiring no work or daily routine, this hairstyle is great for anyone on the run or anti-frills. Adding a hearty beard to complement the buzz cut adds some texture…

If you have very fine hair, you know the struggle of maintaining moisture and volume while preventing breakage and loss. While there are many products to fit this hair type out there, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best natural oils to use in your quest for ultimate hair health and strength. Read on and explore what you can do for your hair. Abyssinian Oil Perhaps the best option for fine hair, this oil (also known as organic crambe seed oil) is heat-resistant and among the most hydrating and lightweight available. Almond Oil Another lightweight option, this oil contains Vitamin E, potassium and magnesium, and is great for fine hair as it adds moisture, shine, maintains volume and protects against breakage. Along with grapeseed, sunflower and flaxseed oil, almond oil makes a fantastic sealing product that hydrates without leaving a greasy or heavy feeling. Baobab Oil With Vitamins A, D, E and F, baobab…

If you’re looking forward to rocking box braids, cornrows or other protective styling looks this fall, don’t forget to maintain them as you would any other hairstyle! There may be less daily styling work involved, but keeping your hair and scalp moisturized is important to prevent dryness and breakage. Dry Weather Care The onset of fall means that dry air and less humid conditions will bring a greater need for moisture protection, whatever type of hair you have. Those with curly hair especially need to take extra care and treat it gently to avoid breakage. Here are a few simple tips to love your hair and protective style when the weather gets dry. Shampoo and Condition Shampoo regularly to keep your hair clean and smelling fresh. You don’t have to completely douse your head with water, but gently apply shampoo to your braids and rinse with water and a spray bottle, or wipe with…