Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ombre -What is this Cool new trend?

When I first heard the word 'Ombre' I thought it was a mutation from the Spanish work "Hombre"- meaning Man.  If you see pictures of Ombre hair color - the expression 'Man' is very appropriate because these styles look very amazing.

The term "Ombre' is actually French and  means a graduation of color. The hair is darker at the roots and blends naturally into a lightened mid shaft and lighter ends. Many celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon for Ombre hair color. See Rachel Bilson, Hilary Duff, Ashlee Simpson, Alexa Chung and Drew Barrymore for examples of this beautiful Ombre Hair Coloring.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Homecoming Hair Styles

Homecoming hair styles this year vary between long curly styles and partial updos. The long curly hairstyle is always a popular choice for formal hair styles.  To get this style on your own, first apply a curl-enhancing cream or gel to damp hair. Blow dry the hair using only your fingers to shape and position the hair. Using a diffuser attachment on the blow dryer will help eliminate any frizz and promote any natural curls to develop.

Whenever you use hot appliances such as a blow dryer, curling iron or flat iron, it is highly recommended that you apply a heat protectant to the hair to prevent any hair damage.

Add all over curls by using a medium to large barrel curling iron. If you are skilled, you can use a flat iron to create the curls.

See more homecoming hair styles in large photo hairstyles gallery

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Top Short Hairstyles

Short hairstyles can be very cute and trendy.  Many different types of short hairstyles require very frequent and precise hair cutting techniques. If you are going to go short, make sure that you have an experienced stylist.  Remember if you don't like your new style, you will have to a long time to grow it all back.

Ashley Judd is wearing a very cute short hairstyle that falls just below the ear level.  The layers in the crown area are kept long, with long side swept bangs/fringe.

Check out some of these top Short Hairstyles to get inspired

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Get your hairstyle ready for fall

The condition of your hair can make or break your hairstyle. Frizzy, dry hair can make any style look ragged and old. If you want to spruce up your hairstyle, the best place to start is with conditioning.

There are many different deep conditioners on the market today that can repair and return your hair to a healthy state after only one or two treatments. A key component of any deep conditioner is that it be left on the hair for up to 30 minutes. Applying a warm towel around your hair with the conditioner applied can help the conditioner to work to its fullest potential.

Check out some more hair tips to getting your hair in its best condition ever. See Brilliant Color features

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Important features of a flat iron

The flat iron is an essential tool if you want to achieve extra smooth, shiny hairstyles.  There are many different kinds of flat irons, along with many different prices.  The difference in prices is attributable to the composition of the iron and the quality of the heating plate.

Recently, I reviewed a ceramic flat iron- the Hana Elite from Hana Salon.  Find out how this flat iron compares to other types of flat irons and the results I achieved with my thick, frizzy mess of hair. See Ceramic Flat Iron Review

Monday, July 12, 2010

Finding the right hairstyle

Finding the right hairstyle can take a bit of trial and error.  Hairstyles are not designed as a one size fits all.  They must be tailored to your face shape, hair type and texture.  What works for someone with thick and coarse hair will not work the same for someone with thin or thinning hair.

The first place to start with finding the right hairstyle is your face shape. To find out what your face shape is, pull all the hair off of your face. Stand in front of a mirror and trace the outline of your face with a erasable marker or bar of soap.  Stand back and look at the shape you have drawn.  What shape does it most closely resemble?

There are five basic face shapes: Oval, round, square, heart and oblong.  Most women will have a face shape that is a combination of two or more shapes.  For example, you might have a heart shape on top, but more of an oval shape on the bottom part of your face.

Stay tuned for what to do now that you know your face shape.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Top Ten Hairstyles

Top hairstyles feature lots of waves, lots of layers and the biggest trend - once again - hair bangs.

See the top 10 styles and pick one for yourself.  Updating your current style is easy today. There are many options for the hair that don't involve major, drastic changes.  Consider:

*Adding bangs.  Add some wispy strands for a softening look.
*Add highlights.  Brighten up your face with just a few highlights around the face.
*Change your color. Go up or down one to two shades for a change in your look.
*Add layer. Layers help to soften hairstyles and make it appear more full of movement

Check out all the latest hairstyles

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sarah Harding Medium Layered Haircut

The medium length layered hairstyle is a very popular choice today. Long layers added throughout the hair help to create balance and define the style. This style can be worn super straight, flat=ironed all over, or all over curly.

Sarah has parted her hair deep on one side, draping the hair gently across the forehead. The hair appears as side swept bangs/

Create a piecey look for this hairstyle by adding small amounts of pomade or wax to the the ends of the hair.  Be careful that you do not apply too much pomade as this can make the hair appear greasy.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Celebrity Updos

Updos are great for red carpet and formal events. Most celebrities have a professional stylist that can create fabulous looking styles for them.

See Jennifer Lopez's updo hairstyle, left, for a fantastic sophisticated look. This style can easily be created by pulling all the hair back and twisting into a high chignon.  Next, clip in a fancy hairpiece to the bun for a very glamorous look. 

It is important to select a hairpiece that matches the color of your hair for blending purposes. Accessorize with earrings and necklaces and you are ready to be a star.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Great ideas for prom hairstyles

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

How to get rid of summer frizzies

During the summer there can be high temperatures and humidity.  Humidity can create havoc with hair that is prone to the frizzies.  Today there are many different ways that you can reduce the amount of frizz in your hair and even prevent it.

1. Use products with silicone.  Silicone helps to coat and seal the cuticle thus eliminating any frizz.  There are straightening creams, serums, and sprays that can be used before styling and after.

2. Blow dry hair with nozzle pointed down the hair shaft. When blow drying the hair make sure that the blow dryer is pointed downward along the hair shaft and cuticle.  If you blow dry the hair with the dryer pointed upwards, it will disrupt the cuticle of the hair and cause frizziness.

3. Use a deep conditioner. Well conditioned hair is less likely to turn frizzy.  Condition your hair every time you shower  and use a deep conditioner at least once a month.  The deep conditioner needs to be left on the hair for at least 30 minutes to be effective.

4. Drink plenty of water.  The more hydrated your body is, the more hydrated your hair will be.

5. Avoid excess chemical treatments.  The more you damage your hair with chemical treatments, the more prone it will be to frizziness.  Try to extend the time between treatments or avoid them all together.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Updos and Ideas for Wedding, Prom Hairstyles

Spring and summer brings many opportunities to wear different versions of the updo hairstyle.  Eva, see photo left, is wearing an updo that features most of the hair in the crown area being pulled back into a high chignon.  She has also added a hairpiece/headband to accentuate the style.

This style will work for a wedding, prom or graduation hairstyle.  Add a jeweled hairpiece and veil for a wedding look, or a decorative hair pin for prom.  Try on this hairstyle using virtual imaging software, see below.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Celebrity Hairstyles Top Picks

Spring is a great time to change up your hairstyle. Some great options this spring include adding hair bangs or wearing your hair in a partial  hairstyle.

Bangs are a fast way to bring your hairstyle up to date.  Consider popular side swept bangs or maybe just a few fringe bangs for a quick and easy update.

The partial updo hairstyle also looks great with the side swept bangs.  Add some highlights mixed throughout the crown area for added dimension in the partial updo hairstyle.  Celebrity Hairstyles Photos

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Top short hairstyles

Short hairstyles are great for creating a very modern, distinct look. If you dare go short, you better be sure-cause it will take a loooong time to grow back. Of course you can always get hair extensions, right?

Check out the popular short hairstyles today in video.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Get a Hairstyles That Works for Your Faceshape

It really is a lot of fun sometimes to look for a new hairstyle.  There are so many different options today for updating your hair today. You can add bangs, add layers, change the color, change the cut, add highlights, get extensions - the list just goes on and on.

One thing that you probably haven't considered is face shape.  A good hairstyle has a lot to do with your face shape.  There are a whole list of hairstyles for certain face shapes.  For example if you have a high forehead - heart shaped face--then adding bangs might be a great option for you.  The bangs can help to camouflage a high forehead and balance out the rest of your face.

Get more great ideas like this in our 6 steps to selecting your best hairstyles at

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Great Ideas for Hair Bangs

Hair bangs are a popular way to quickly update your hairstyle with out making major or drastic changes.  Check out some of the most recent side swept bangs and more at 

Also, will soon have a brand new look and it will be packed with all the latest types of bangs and trendy hairstyles.