When it comes to hair color, californication is so last season!! When a trademark blonds like Cameron Diaz, Claire Danes, Hilary Duff, Ashley Olsen, and Alison Lohman make the switch to darker manes, you know that ‘L.A.-blonde’ is out and ‘Manhattan-brunette’ is the in look. If you’re one who likes to keep with the trend, you might wanna go from brown from blonde. But there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Brad Johns, head colorist at Red Door Spas tells Elle.com that the first rule in hair color is that you have to make sure you are choosing the right shade and tone for you. ‘The right hair color brings out your eyes and makes your skin glow and look healthy.’ Ashy, drab, or too dark browns can age you and look too severe. To find the perfect shade, Johns advices that you should look at pictures of yourself from your childhood. This will highlight the best tones for you and unveil a complex color combination. Hair coloring is serious business. And Johns has a warning for the uninitiated: Do not do it alone. You should have a serious consultation with your colorist, and remember that this needs to be collaboration. Go prepared with pictures of hair that you love and hate. This will ensure your final product. If you have really long hair, have some lighter colors added in the front so it doesn’t look so severe. Maintaining a new color is an arduous task the further you go away from your natural color the more maintenance your mane will require. You will need to see your colorist at least every six weeks or your roots will begin to show. And of course you should always use the correct shampoo and conditioner. Depending on your color your colorist will recommend the right products for your specific needs. To finish off the look Johns says that you will need to change your makeup: Yes, you should change your makeup every time you color your hair. The best shades for brunettes are warm and spicy ones. Anything too neutral will wash you out. Brunettes should stay natural for the day and play up their smoky eyes in the evening. Sultry makeup looks great on brunettes. A D-I-Y might not be the best idea so remember to consult your colorist and have them help you choose the perfect shade for you. Go prepared with questions so that you know how much it will cost and how often you’ll need to come in for touch-ups. Hair coloring is fun and spontaneous, but you should always be armed with a plan. So go ahead and spoil yourself a little this season with a touch of black and join the league of all the glam starlets. Via: Elle
Sick of blow-drying your hair slick straight every time? Me too. So how about we try something new, something that’s easy to do but looks fab as well? Check this out. This effortlessly chic tousled style will certainly have you making waves wherever you go. And in just five easy steps. Step 1: Rough dry hair as usual. Use a texturizer or sea spray to get additional texture. Step 2: Pull hair into a ponytail at the crown. Step 3: Now just twist hair into a large pin curl and clip it down. Step 4: Leave it to set for 15 minutes. Step 5: Remove clip and finger comb your mane for a fab finish. I just love my hair in this new style. My head feels so much lighter and it definitely helps my flirting skills too!! Via: elle
Money always matters for everyone. The band which gave most popular numbers like No Good Advice, Sound of the Underground and I’ll Stand By You, etc is set to endorse Sunsilk Shampoo. Sunsilk has signed GIRLS ALOUD in £250,000 for its ad campaign to shed it’s down-market image recently. A Sunsilk spokesman said: This is the first time we’ve done anything on this scale. We’re very pleased to be working with Girls Aloud. Do you think GIRLS ALOUD can exceed the sales of Sunsilk? May be they can. Any way best of luck to Sunsilk ! Via
Frederic Fekkai is synonymous with gorgeous hair and his line of hair care products is one of the top brands. Fekkai Advanced HairCare- MORE Kit is a 4-step system based on the patented Niaplex technology. The MORE kit includes a density styling whip, a scalp purifying shampoo, a root nourishing conditioner and a nighttime follicle boosting treatment. The MORE kit identifies the problem and boosts thick hair growth by concentrating on every aspect of the problem. Hair thinning is experienced in almost 25% of women and hence this product is a boon for the beautiful sex. The MORE kit is available exclusively at Sephora for $100 inclusive of standard shipping. The full range of products can be accessed here. Source. More details.
The presence of feather bands on the runway shows of Nina Ricci and Jean Paul Gaultier are reasons strong enough to do some feather shopping. This lovely feather hairpiece at UrbanOutfitters does the trick, as it is not too forties, not so big and you don’t need a hat pin to hold it high. The pheasant feather headband, priced at just $28 is 3 inch wide and is covered all over with layers of bright pheasant feathers. Finished with a microsuede lining, the band is available in brown and blue colors. Buy this band.
On a really bad hair day, Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman looked far from glamorous, the way she looked on the Oscar night. While her big hair set in an odd wave, husband Keith Urban, who is recovering from drug addiction, looked much better than his wifey’s noodle hair, with well-tended, highlighted locks. Maybe the starlet was auditioning for a role in the upcoming film version of TV soap Dallas, but whatever be the reason, her hair looked ugly white in colour. The actress was may be enjoying an off day. The naturally beautiful actress could have done the frenzied hair high in a ponytail. Via
Bring natural shine and softness to your hair by Bumble & Bumble Prep hair lotion. This is a light-weight instant detangler and very good lotion. It provides protection from heat during styling and even protects your hair from drying out under the sun. Its oil free so that your hair won’t feel sticky, heavy or stiff. You can buy this product on their website, you just have to type your zip code and the store closest to you and product will be in front of you. And this great hair primer is available in two sizes, that is, two ounces for $7 and eight ounces for $19. Via
The beautiful Penelope Cruz, may not be a lucky in Oscars but her style makes her the best of all on the red carpet. Penelope always has her own style, if it’s a day-out or night. Luckily, Jerome – Director of bespoke and totally chic salon Hair and Jerome is here to show us mere mortals how to steal Penelope’s lavish look for ourselves. Gorgeously glossy, full and �ber-long without being trashy, Penelope Cruz – we salute your locks. Just go head and use the style below, anyone can be a glamour-star. Penelope by day look… If you want to have a simple yet fresh look for your day-out, all you have to do is Just creating an off centre zigzag parting with a tailed comb and then braid both sides,’ advises Jerome. ‘Once braided secure to the back or the hair with grips, then create a loose bun at the back. Avoid pinning the hair tight, the looser the better and natural looking. This style will get you the same elegant look as Penelope has init. And if you have a short hair, well, no problem, many ‘a salon supply hair pieces to match your natural hair, helping any cropped and bobbed ladies achieve this �ber-desirable ‘halo’ look. Isn’t that great? Penelope by night look… This is a awesome look, which presents you in a sexy and seductive manner. All you have to do to get Penelope’s sexy night just begin by placing the hair in a middle parting, then apply a heat protection spray, like OsiS Flatliner, before blow drying. This will protect the hair and keep it looking well-conditioned like Penelope’s, once dry, use straightening irons to create the loose curls shown in this glamorous shot of Pen. ‘Simply wrap sections of the hair around the straightener and hold for a few seconds before releasing.’ Now, on to body. To pump up the volume like Penelope, backcomb the top to add oomph and then lightly smooth before clipping it at the back. ‘Leave two pieces loose at the front for a more relaxed feel and finish with a quick burst of hairspray and shine spray for hold and added gloss. You girls need to have this sultry senorita look. Well, Penelope looks stunning in it, and for sure you will too. Just try it out and will see a hair-set can change your personality. Via: Handbag
Hmm! It seems that David Cameron is trying to keep pace with latest fad. Mr. Cameron, the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition frequently changes his hairstyle. And now Mr. Cameron has emerged with a new hairstyle is neither Right nor Left. And this is his third hairstyle in less than a week. Mr. Cameron, 40, paid £15 in a pink-painted unisex salon around the corner from his West London home. And his change from a parting on the right to the left was suggested by the Turkish boss, 61-year-old Tony Tahir. Mr. Tahir, owner of the Hair and Tanning Rooms in North Kensington, said, It was all my idea. David is open to new ideas about his hair. This cut has made him look younger, funkier and sexier. His parting before was from right to left against the growth of the hair. Men’s partings should really be on the left side. He looks much better, much softer. Well, Do you think he is looking younger, funkier and sexier in this new hairstyle? Via