Thursday, November 3, 2011

Classic Styles Gone Modern: Jane Eyre

So I recently watched the new Jane Eyre movie with Mia Wasikowska, and I love the classic hair styles that you see throughout the film. The clean middle part, the neat bun, and the hair draped over the ears. It's not always easy to bring classic hairstyles into the modern era, but I found some styles that I think interpret the look well.

This is from the movie poster.

I love how the braids are incorporated. And remember, braids are really in this year.

This look from Alexander McQueen has the same basic structure as Jane's look, but definitely has some modern flair.

This style on Nicky Hilton is a little less dramatic with the hair pulled back, but it still maintains that classic structure and is very elegant.

So find an classic style you like and see how you can freshen it up (or come see me =) ). Don't be afraid to go old school!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Feather Extensions

You asked for them and now we've got them: feather extensions!! These are really popular right now. I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about them, but I've had them in for two weeks now and I love them. You can brush through them, blowdry them, curl them... and they still maintain their shape and color. They come in all sizes and colors and it only takes a few minutes to put them in. Great for teenagers who want a fun pop color - no permanent changes to the hair and just as easy to take out as they are to put in!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Easy Summer Updos With the Spin Pin

So I don't know why I haven't seen this tiny contraption before, but I saw someone at the pool this weekend with it and it's awesome! It's called the Spin Pin and it's made by Goody. I think they normally run about $6 at the drug store. It's about the easiest way I've seen to quickly throw your hair up in a bun or loose chignon and still have a secure hair style. So awesome for quickly throwing your hair up if you've been at the pool or the beach. I've posted a tutorial video below that shows you how it works. It's a tad lengthy, but you can skip through it. Have fun!

Some Serious Balayage/Ombre Hair Color

Lately I've been doing so much balayage. The word about how hot this trend is has really started to make its way around Charlotte. Most of the color I've been doing has been on the softer side, but I wanted to post these two pictures of some more extreme blayage/ombre looks.

This first picture is of actress Katherine Moennig and is a little bit softer, but still shows a drastic level change from her dark roots to the golden blonde tips. This is a fun style for a brunette that wants to try some fun color but isn't ready to make a huge commitment.

This second picture of Drew Barrymore is a LOT more drastic, but I still love it. Despite the huge contrast, the colors are beautiful and it's a fun way to have two extremes.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Check out the vibrant shades of red in Sassoon's latest collection!

The Sassoon Autumn/Winter 2011 collection is one of the craziest I've seen from them yet. It's called Tribe and it showcases some very bold colors and whimsical makeup. In this collection we see a trend that is popping all over the runway and in other hair collections, and that is bleached out eyebrows. It definitely makes for a fun look, but speaking from the experience of doing my own, I can tell you that it is a lot of maintenance.  Check out this first picture: yes, the model's hair color is a bit bold for most people's everyday wear, but notice the placement. The bold panels create really awesome contrast. Next time you're looking for dimension, ask your stylist for some panel or block color instead of highlights, or a one color single process. Also check out the lovely melting in the second picture. Great example of intense ombre. But remember, you can do this with more natural shades as well.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Balayage Hair Color

I'm In Love With Lily Aldridge's Balayage Hair! Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge has the most beautiful balayaged hair. Her highlights are the perfect color for that care-free summer look. Sun-kissed and super low maintenance if you're planning a lot of trips to sunny locations. Balayage is a french technique that means "to sweep." Hair color is brushed onto the hair without the use of foils to create that softer, melted look. And the great thing is that you don't have to get it touched up every 4-6 weeks like a heavy foil. Now I understand that the "root" look is hard for some people to rock, but the technique can be modified or combined with a base color for a lighter effect. Keep in mind though how pretty her skin looks in contrast to the dark hair framing her face. A full head of golden highlights would wash her out, but the cascading golden ends melted from her natural color makes for the perfect combination. Consider balayage hair color for your look this summer in Charlotte! It's a great way to try out highlights if you've never had them before as well!