Archive | May, 2010
16 May

How to Get Hair Like Demi Moore

14 May

You will need to take the following steps:

1.  Print out several images of Demi’s hair so you can show it to your professional hair colorist.   Have your hair colored to Demi’s deep dark brunette shade.  It’s important to keep in mind that depending on your natural base color, you may or may not be able to get a perfect hair color match. 2.  If you wish to copy Demi’s hair exactly, after having your own hair colored a rich brunette hue, have matching semi-permanent hair extensions colored to match before having them applied.  If you prefer you can opt for clip-in temporary extensions. It’s important to utilize professional hair services whenever possible.  Demi’s hair is always spectacular and obviously of the highest quality.  Inferior color or extensions will definitely not cut it when copying Demi’s hair.

Demi Moore’s Long Lush Hairstyle – How To Style

Follow the steps below to re-create Nicole’s gorgeous hairstyle.

  1. Cleanse your hair according to your normal routine (Diluted Shampoo, Water Only, Conditioner Only). For added fullness use a volumizing shampoo.

2. Rinse well and apply rinse-out conditioner appropriate to your hair length, type, texture and condition.  Unless required, avoid applying conditioner right at the roots. 3. Finish with a cool or cold water rinse which adds natural shine and closes the hair cuticle. 4. Towel blot to remove excess moisture.  Styling products work best when applied to damp but not dripping strands. 5. Apply styling cocktail including a volumizing product to pump up roots. If your hair tends to frizz include an anti-defrisant product to the cocktail. Detangle from ends to roots. 6. Create desired part with tail comb and separate hair into 2 inch sections. Work around the head using a boar bristle round brush in combination with a blow drier with a concentrator nozzle. 7.  Once each strand is dry, roll into large barrel curl with your fingers and pin against the scalp.  This allows hair to set as it cools creating loose body and a hint of perimeter texture. Note: To add volume to the roots, pull each strand up with your fingers and direct air flow from the ends to the roots. This will build in more fullness. 8.  When hair has been completely dried, pinned and cooled, unpin barrel curls right before leaving the house.  Bend over at the waist and gently shake curls loose.  Arrange hair with fingers.  Gently tug the strands to loosen.  Touch up any desired sections with a large barrel curling iron. 9.  Finish with a shine enhancing hairspray or with a swipe of shine serum first applied to the palms of your hands and glossed over the top of your hair. Optionally instead of pinning newly dried hair into barrel curls achieve a more defined curl by utilizing hot rollers.  Remember the larger the roller, the larger the curl.  The smaller the curler, the tighter the finished ringlet.  With hot rollers, size definitely matters.

Summary

Demi Moore is famous for many things including her gorgeous silky brunette strands which only seem to get glossier with each and every passing year. Demi Moore has access to all the best professional hair stylists in Hollywood but with some planning, the right products and some practice, anyone can copy her long lush hairstyle.

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Original Publication Date: 2/08/2005 – Revised Publication Date: 04/10/10 (Source; hairboutique.com)

Fergie in Elle: A Hairstyle Retrospective

11 May

Fergie in Elle: A Hairstyle Retrospective
April 8th, 2010 1:33 PM by Free Britney Filed under: Celebrity Fashion, Celebrity Hairstyles, Fergie
Fergie is featured in the new issue of Elle next month. So are an abundance of wild, crazy and traditional hairstyles the Black Eyed Pea has sported over the years.

When she’s mocked for her looks, the singer takes it personally.

“It has hurt me in the past when people say things like how ‘fugly’ I am or how horrible I look,” she says. “I’ve had to learn not to give it a high priority. When you’re trying to juggle all of this in your life, sometimes you’re not going to look perfect.”

“I don’t have time to get a facial every couple of days.”

Fergie has come so far, yet not without struggle.

The star’s relationship style changed as often as her hair since marrying Josh Duhamel in January 2009, although she’s also had to weather a storm on that front – a cheating scandal involving Atlanta stripper Nicole Forrester.

Like her battle with esteem issues, though, she appears to have prevailed in the end.

“You grow a deeper love for each other, besides the initial lust and falling in love and all of that,” she adds about their marriage. “You come to know each other a lot better, you grow together, and it makes you love each other that much deeper.”

Amen. Click to enlarge Fergie pictures over the years. Which hairstyle is your fave?

Fergie in Elle: A Hairstyle Retrospective.

‘Go There’ Wednesdays: Kelly Rowland’s ‘Diana’ ‘Do

11 May

Go There’ Wednesdays: Kelly Rowland’s ‘Diana’ ‘Do

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When Kelly Rowland showed up to makeup artist Scott Barnes‘ “About Face” book party last week, our jaws hit the floor. That hair! She looked like the long-lost love child of Diana Ross and Chaka Khan, and we thought it was fantastic.

There’s something so sexy about untamed, tigress hair — and lucky for us, it’s super-easy to achieve. Either A.) invest in a fabulous wig or extensions, or B.) create a head full of double-strand twists when hair is wet, let air-dry until damp, and then un-twist your hair. Finger style, scrunch, and blast with a diffuser for a couple seconds. Voila, your very own Diana/Chaka/Kelly moment!

Read more: http://www.essence.com/hair/celebrity_style/go_there_wednesdays_kelly_rowlands_diana.php#ixzz0nay4q7o7

‘Go There’ Wednesdays: Kelly Rowland’s ‘Diana’ ‘Do.

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Are you thinking about getting hair extensions?

10 May

Are you thinking about getting hair extensions? They are a big investment, financially and emotionally. Besides the cost factor, there are many things that you should know about hair extensions before you get them. Read our 5 W’s Report on Hair Extensions—What are hair extensions, Who gets hair extensions Why do you get them, When can they get them, Where do you get them and the biggest question, How are they attached?

A good place to start is explaining what hair extensions are all about. In a society where immediate results are very popular, the beauty industry has developed and improved the ancient technique of adding human or synthetic hair to your own hair and making it look like it grew out of your own head.

We say ancient’ because people have been doing this since forever, with wigs, hairpieces, weaves and such. Many of today’s methods have been adapted from African-American stylists that weave human or synthetic hair into corn rows for a long, flowing and natural look.

So who gets hair extensions? Many celebrities get hair extensions for various movie roles. The celebrity factor is what has catapulted the popularity of hair extensions over the last 5 years. When you see magazine covers with famous actors having long, flowing natural looking long hair, you begin to think that maybe you could get the same look. Once thought as a rich person’s service, hair extensions have become much more affordable and even practical for everyday consumers.

The main reason for getting hair extensions is to add length to your hair style, although they can be used to thicken your hair or even add highlights. Hair extension expert Rod Sickler, Owner of Images by Rod & Company in Rantoul Illinois says, Don’t limit yourself to just adding length to your hair. Hair extensions offer a simple solution to fine hair and can add a little pizzazz to thick, curly or wavy hair in any color or style.

Any hair type can support hair extensions, says Sickler. Sickler makes hair extensions easy by creating cutting-edge hair styles for his clients. Some examples include sleek and straight hair, vivacious ringlets and striking color enhancements with the use of different highlighted and lowlighted hair extensions. He describes the hair extension process as very painstaking and challenging as it requires many hours and various techniques to complete. The rewards are many as he is able to re-invent hair, tweak techniques and fulfill his clients’ needs.

When can you get hair extensions? Whenever you have a few hours available! Most hair extension stylists will offer a consultation prior to your actual appointment to get the hair extensions attached. The human or synthetic hair typically needs to be pre-ordered so that it matches your own hair or the intended color you are interested in. In the consultation, the stylists will discuss your current hair health, how the extensions will be attached, possible side effects and what you will need to take care of them. If you are experiencing significant hair loss, hair thinning or have extremely damaged hair, the stylist should recommend that you do NOT get hair extensions until your condition improves.

Where can you get hair extensions? As the hair extension service becomes more and more popular, you will find many more stylists that go to training and education classes to become certified in hair extension services. The stylist does not necessarily need to be certified, but it is very important that they have been trained and educated properly in hair extensions. Hair extensions are a big investment, financially and emotionally. If the stylist you select does not have proper training, many things can go wrong, including some of your natural hair falling out or even being ruined. Make sure you do your homework in selecting a stylist. Ask to see before/after photos, get references, check if any complaints have been filed against a stylist, etc. All hair extensions have the potential to cause damage to your hair. The experience of the hair stylist is the biggest factor in positive results.

Finally, the biggest question, How are the hair extensions attached? There are a variety of methods to attach hair extensions. The type and style of hair selected can be a determining factor in how they are attached. Human and synthetic hair can be attached strand by strand or in wefts. A strand of hair would be considered to be 30 or so pieces of hair. A weft is a section of hair that is attached together at the top. The weft is typical sewn or bonded in to the natural hair. Other innovative methods include fusion, bonding, locs, clamps, using string and more.

There are advantages and disadvantages to every method of hair extension available today. There can be a big cost difference between one method and another. There is a direct relationship between time and cost. Most hair extensions are time-intensive, resulting in the major portion of the costs involved. Another major factor is the quality of the human or synthetic hair that is used. Quality hair is expensive. The hair industry is not regulated so determining what or who supplied quality hair can be difficult. Research and education is a primary factor in a successful hair extension service.

After you have hair extensions, it is very important that you take care of them properly. Some methods will require the use of special shampoos and styling appliances. There may be recommendations from your stylist in reference to sleeping, brushing, swimming, shampooing and styling your hair extensions. Regular maintenance is also an important step to keep the hair healthy and looking good. Long hair requires work. So make plans to put your time in. as well as your money!

For additional information on hair extensions, visit Hair Resources at http://www.hairresources.net and http://www.hairresources.com

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The pros and cons of hair extensions; EXTENDING YOUR LOOK

10 May

Celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Simpson, Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham and countless others regularly surprise the world with new and different hairstyles — changing color, style and even the length of their hair — over the course of just a couple days. How do they do it?

This magic is made possible with the help of hair extensions and a talented stylist.

GETTING THE LOOK YOU ALWAYS WANTED

A lot of us have realized that our inner hottie has longer, thicker hair than we were actually graced with. (Consider it the follicle version of penis-envy.) My own muse has wavy hip-length locks… yet the universe taunts with me hair that, while cute, barely brushes my shoulders.

And that’s why hair extensions are so popular — and not just in Hollywood! Girls the world ’round just love to realize that it is possible to take your current look and give it a lift and have any style you desire… well, for a few months, anyhow.

THE BASICS

“I’ve always wanted super-long and sexy hair,” says Jackie Saril of Squeakywheel Promotions, who realized that extensions were the only way she was going to get the length she desired. Her dream came true with extensions done by Tasso Megaris in Plainview, New York. “Why should celebrities and strippers have all the fun?” she laughs.

  • Extensions don’t only to add length. You can choose to add volume instead (or in addition to length), which is perfect for fine, limp or thinning hair.
  • Turn that bob into a mane! If your existing hair is at little as 3 inches long, you can get extensions, although the extent of your transformation may be limited if your hair is very short.
  • Extensions can be braided in, glued in, woven in, or — if you only need a follicular boost for a special event — clipped in.
  • You can also add highlights or color — with shades ranging from mild to wild — to your hair with the use of extensions.
  • The process isn’t painful, so it shouldn’t hurt a bit.

The bad news: Hair extensions aren’t cheap. Depending on how much you get, how you get them attached and the type/grade of hair you use, the cost can range from the hundreds to the thousands of dollars — and that’s not including maintenance every six to eight weeks. You will also need to make an investment of time, usually four to six hours, for the initial setup.

The specialist who will apply your extensions may be called a hair designer, an extensionist, or simply a hairdresser. No matter what title he or she uses, be sure they are experienced — and have photos to prove it. Also make sure you understand how they will be removed, and how damage to your natural hair will be minimized. (Several stars — including Kate Beckinsale and Victoria Beckham — have had problems with bald spots after their extensions were taken out.)

Just a few of the many stars with hair extensions: Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Lindsay Lohan

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

“A hairstyle can make or break your look,” says stylist Cesare Safieh, who cautions there are some important questions to ask when selecting extensions:

  • What are the extensions made from — are they synthetic or 100%-natural human hair? (Human hair is more expensive than synthetic counterparts.)
  • How will the extensions be applied and removed?
  • Can you choose from a variety of weights?

Safieh is a fan of a method of extensions known as Thermo Plastique, which involves a relatively gentle process that can be removed without damage to your hair. (He also adds that the micro bonding points are barely visible.) He says older methods, especially glue, are damaging. “Tracks (sewing) can be too heavy, and metal clips wear out and are hard to brush through.”

“[The goal with] extensions is to have the most natural look you can achieve,” says Tony Promiscuo, owner of Atlanta’s Godiva Salon, who notes that while synthetic types are most plentiful, human hair is superior in its viability. (In addition, synthetic hair cannot typically be heated, so styling options are limited — meaning forget the blow dryer and curling iron.)

What else to look for? “Individual strands allow a customized, more natural, look,” says celebrity hairstylist and salon owner Philip Pelusi of New York City’s Tela salon. “You can play with the color or length, and fill in spots that need it more than others — it’s a more accurate way to get the desired look.”

WHAT TO AVOID IN HAIR EXTENSIONS

“The most important thing is to avoid extensions and pieces that are heavier than your own hair. If extensions are too heavy, they will damage and break off hair — so hair needs to be long and healthy enough to withstand the pressure,” Pelusi points out.

Inquire as to the possibility of getting a variety of weights, because a single one may not work for everyone. In particular, extensions that do not match your hair are most likely to give you problems.

IS CARING FOR YOUR EXTENSIONS GOING TO GIVE YOU A HEADACHE?

Do extensions require a great deal of upkeep and time commitment? “Extensions are not hard to maintain,” says Pelusi. “People just need to keep an eye on them — almost like you would with color or anything else.” She says that to allow for an hour at the salon every six weeks.

Jackie Saril agrees. “[Extensions are] so easy! I got the kind with a slight wave so I can let my entire head dry naturally and have some sexy waves, or I can straighten it with a brush and iron,” she says.

HERE ARE SOME SPECIFIC TIPS TO HELP YOU CARE FOR YOUR EXTENSIONS:

  • Human hair extensions can be treated as real hair, but more gently.
  • Use a special brush (often a loop brush) made just for extensions, so youd don’t damage the new hair or the bond.
  • A gentle shampoo is recommended, and use cool water to help minimize tangles.
  • A light conditioner will help reduce tangling and keep your new hair supple.
  • Sleep with your hair in a ponytail or braid to avoid bed-head and knots.

Would Jackie get extensions again? “Assuming my hair is healthy once these come out, I would do it again in a heartbeat.”

(source;sheknows.com)

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Celebrities with Hair Extensions

10 May

Are your favorite stars rocking naturally long locks? Chances are, they’re faking it. (With hair extensions, of course!)

Celebrity stylists and hair extension experts Laurent Dufourg of Privé Salon and Patrick Melville of the Patrick Melville Salon and Spa are dishing who has extra help in the hair department, and sharing their tips on what it takes to get the look:
Stars with Hair Extensions

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Maybe she’s born with it…maybe she’s fakin’ it! Check out some of your favorite stars who use hair extensions, and get tips from the pros on what it takes to get the look.

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