The Signature Lauren Conrad Style

August 3rd, 2012

If you Google Lauren Conrad you will find several pictures of her with her signature hairstyle. Lots of celebs have a signature style that they are known for and look good while sporting them. LC’s style is so fitting for who she is and where she came from. As a California girl who starred in Laguna Beach and later in The Hills, she always wore her hair straight but added a little boho look to it by twisting to pieces of hair behind her ears and pinned it in the back. It worked so well for her and is a pretty easy style for anyone to wear. But just because this style is easy and cute, doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s good for your hair.

My favorite part about Lauren’s signature style is that it’s so easy and not harsh on your hair. You can wear this style without even straightening. It looks great straightened but it looks fun with a little bounce in it. What I mean is basically you should wake up with your wavy locks, do a quick brush-through, and pull the bangs back into the twist. The brush-through will soften any tight, messy curls and maybe even tame a little frizz. A little trick that could work is to spray your brush lightly with hairspray and then run it through your hair to secure a hold against extreme frizz.

If you decide to use your hair straightener with LC’s signature style, be sure to use your heat protectant spray but have a little fun with it too. Either make a nice and tidy pin-straight look to it or you could play it up a little with some kind of wave in the ends too. Try curling the ends under or even flipping them out. That’s another one of the best parts about this style-there are so many ways you can change it up and make it your own style. Add a bow, throw some curl in , use sparkly bobby pins to get a glamorous look. The possibilities are endless with this LC-inspired style.

Another great thing about this hairstyle is that it could take thirty seconds if you wanted it to. By simply pulling your bangs around into that boho twist without doing much else to the body of your hair, it kind of looks natural and even more vintage than it would any other way. Plus that saves so much time for you to play with your look via makeup! You seriously can’t go wrong with Lauren’s style and everyone will compliment your new style.

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The Problem With Cutting At Home

July 11th, 2012

There are people who prefer to save money by cutting their own hair (maybe you’re one of them). It’s a great idea and can be even more beneficial for you if you like your hair to be just perfect and how you imagine. However, there are also people out there who would disagree with you and think cutting at home is a bad idea and could damage your hair. I, myself would say am one of those that would disagree; I think it’s a bit harmful to try and cut your own hair at home if you don’t have the proper training. My opinion is that there are people who get paid to cut hair so let’s let them do their job.

Our economy is very screwy right now as everyone knows. Obviously we’re all looking for ways to save, save, save! Any way we can we’ll do anything to save a little cash but when it comes to our hair, a little problem shines through. So many people think “it can’t be that hard to cut my own hair. As long as I have a pair of quality shears I’ll be fine.” That’s so wrong though and no one should ever try and cut their own hair unless they know exactly what they’re doing or have been properly trained to do so.

Even my hairdresser doesn’t cut her own hair because it’s too risky for her. Her talent is cutting other people’s hair, not her own. So she has a friend who is also a stylist cut her hair and it looks great. We may want to save money by doing haircuts at home but unless you want to spend even more money for someone to fix the mess you create when you attempt at cutting your hair, you should stick to your own day job.

For men’s hair it isn’t as hard as long as you use the right tools and are precise with the length all the way around the head. However, women’s hair definitely needs lots of attention and should only be handled in the hands of a professional stylist. Hair scissors are one of the trickiest tools to deal with, even if you do know what you’re doing. It can be hard to keep a precise measurement of the length of hair to cut off and how to get it all even so keep in mind the cost of a trim compared to the cost of a hairdresser fixing your entire head of hair after you mess up.

Hairdressing doesn’t have to be a pain and there are places in today’s industry that can give a quality haircut for a good price too. Make smart decisions when you cut your hair though so you don’t mess up the ends and have to get your hair shaved off in the end. Let’s leave it up to the professionals here people.

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Do Not Straighten Every Day

July 11th, 2012

Let me just start this out by being blunt- DO NOT STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR EVERY DAY. Applying too much heat is one of the worst things you could possibly do to your hair and will permanently damage it. Be smart about how you style your hair and you will go far with it. If you don’t want it to look stringy or dry after a month or two of straightening it daily, then take my warning now-DON’T DO IT DAILY. Flat irons haven’t been around for long enough to see the exact results after fifty years of using a straightener daily. However, we have enough evidence to predict what our hair could look like after so long.

If that wasn’t blunt enough for you, this might help give a little explanation behind the dangers of straightening your hair. I’ll share a little story of what happens when you don’t care enough about your hair and just let it go. The consequences are scary unless you start buckling down and care about the future of your hair and it’s roots. If we’re not careful, ladies, our hair could all fall out by the time we’re thirty! Okay not really but there’s a big risk behind daily straightening and heat application.

There was a girl in my high school class who straightened her hair every single day and bleached her roots every two weeks. Granted the bleaching of her roots did a major part of the damage but since she straightened it every single day, her hair will have no hope in the next fifty years or so. No matter how much she tries to repair it with creams or special sprays or shampoos, she can never get that same fine hair back.

She always took it as a positive thing and thought that her hair wouldn’t be hard to deal with. It’s true, her hair is much easier to work with since it’s like straw and can be pulled any kind of direction. But that’s not necessarily a good thing at all; it’s actually pretty scary. Your hair should have to be directed to what you want it to do and you should need hairspray every time you style but if it has the texture of that straw-like, fried hair, you’re not going to get much out of it.

Hair straighteners aren’t always a great idea but as long as you don’t do it every day, you should be safe. If you don’t want your hair to be dead and “unstyleable” you should take these few tips and put them into use. First of all, use a kind of straightener with infrared technology. This is a type of technology that will take the moisture from your hair and retain it so that it’s always silky smooth and healthy instead of dry and dull. And with the other tip, I can stress how important it is to use some sort of styling spray that will protect your hair from heat damage.I recommend Tresemme to help keep away the smell a hair straightener can leave behind but also help prevent damage in the best way possible.

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Taking Care Of Damaged Ends

July 11th, 2012

When you are looking in the mirror and you see uneven ends on your head of hair, what are some thoughts that go through your head? You may begin to freak out and look for a hairdresser to help you out. This is the perfect way to react when you find split ends. If you don’t get rid of them before too long, they will only get worse so the best solution is to call a professional and get these messed up ends taken care of.

I have been told this is the best solution for a full head of hair but what if you have a few little split ends in your bangs? Trimming your bangs is an easy process because it’s not much hair that you have to deal with and you don’t have to worry about your hair getting damaged and cut wrong. The pieces of hair in your bangs can either become too long and get in your way or the bangs can get too bulky and hard to deal with. There is a process that will help you with these problems.

I learned this method from my hairdresser so that I can save time and money. When my bangs get in my way and become a problem when I style them, I decide to grab my hair scissors and touch them up myself. If you’re careful and do this with precaution, you won’t have any problems fixing up the bangs on your head. We like to do things quick and get them over with but with hair you have to be so careful so you don’t mess up your look. Start by selecting the section of bangs you need to fix. Twist them from the root of your hair all the way to the tip of your bangs and grab your shears. Once you have your bangs gathered in a nice twist, you’ll need to start snipping the ends of them but don’t do any sort of technique. Although you might think you know what you’re doing, you really don’t and must be careful. All you need to do is trim the end of your bangs with one small snip or two. And do not trim off more than about a half-inch or you won’t get the results you’re looking for.

You’ll want to repeat this process every time your bangs get out of hand. Again, I would only recommend that you perform this task on your bangs and not any other part of your hair because it doesn’t quite work the same on a full head of hair- you’ll need your stylist’s help for that. As long as you are very careful and precise with your measurements of how much you trim, you should be able to get rid of bulk or problem areas in your bangs with no trouble.

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Should You Cut Your Baby’s Hair?

July 2nd, 2012

When babies are little should we worry about a haircut for them? It can be very hard to tell sometimes because a baby’s hair is so fragile. Some mothers don’t think much of it and cut their child’s hair as soon as they get a certain age. Others don’t worry about cutting their child’s hair because their hair may not have as much hair as other kids/babies. But when is the average or appropriate time to cut a child’s hair for the first time?

It all depends on what your baby’s hair looks like. Some kids have to be careful about their first haircut because they may not have enough hair to get a cut. For example, I once knew a little girl who couldn’t get her first haircut until she was about two years old. She always had the baldest head I had ever seen for a baby. It seems like she’s still a little baby for getting a haircut that young but it’s not very typical to get a first haircut at that age. To this day, she still has extremely thin hair, which is probably a genetic trait she inherited from her mom.

On the other hand, a family member of mine had her first haircut when she was only nine months old. She was born with a head full of dark hair and always had some parts sticking up at the top of her head. This girl definitely inherited her hair from her mother. It was evident when you saw her mothers, thick dark hair. Although all babies have extremely thin hair until they hit their toddler years, there are babies who you can tell will have thicker hair when they get older.

I should probably calm your nerves a little in case you’re nervous about giving your baby a haircut. A baby’s first haircut doesn’t mean they’re going to get layers and bangs and get everything shaped into a great cut. This typically means they’re just going to get their ends tidied up. Some kids have little pieces of hair by their ears or necks that like to wing out. Areas like that need trims or even the spot on top of the head where their hair might stick up a bit. So get your hair shears ready for your baby, but make sure you only need to.

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