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Layered Hair Styles – For a More Sophisticated Look!

Posted by Cool Long Hair Styles on July 28, 2009

Layered hair styles are versatile, trendy, and sophisticated. Whether you have long or short hair, bobs or shoulder tresses, layers can work for a vast majority of people and on many hairstyles. The reason for its versatility is based on the fact that layers can be customized to mesh well with a person’s hairstyle and shape of face.

Perfect Long Hair StylesApart from its versatility, layers have many other advantages. For instance, adding layers can modernize an old style without too drastic of a change, and layers can be both flirty and elegant, making them appropriate for any age. What’s more is that different layers can add natural volume to hair your hair without the use of chemicals and layers can also help hair that is damaged by split ends since layering requires cutting these split and broken ends off. This gives hair a more polished appearance. Creating layers can lighten very thick, heavy hair, allowing its natural waves to appear in medium and long styles and layering can be of particular advantage for those who suffer from migraine headaches since layering can give some relief with the lighter styles it creates.

But while layered hair can work well with most types of hair and hairstyles, there are some drawbacks that you may want to evaluate before layering your hair. Firstly, very curly hair does not layer well, because the shorter layers tend to curl too much and this disrupts the layered look creating a scruffy appearance. Secondly, folks who like to change their styles frequently may not want to have their hair layered as it can take quite a while to grow out them out, depending on how fast your hair grows and how short your layers are.

The best way to grow out layers is to keep the bottom layer at an unchanging length, allowing the upper layers time to catch up with it. But it can get very boring and tedious and many people get frustrated by the wait and work. Also, if layers are done in such a way as to enhance the shape of your face it can make your features stand out too starkly. And while layers can be cut in many different lengths, the best range for layers is to keep them below the earlobe on long hair and below the eye on short hair, otherwise they may look out of control.

Overall, layered hair works for most people. It adds shape, volume, texture and structure to hair, but as with any hairstyle, it’s probably wiser if you sought some professional assistance before deciding to layer your hair.

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New Trends In Hairstyles

Posted by Cool Long Hair Styles on July 27, 2009

A new season, new trends and – of course – new hairstyles.

Long Spiky Hair StylesFashion Week put the spotlight on the some great looks for the new season, with super-long lengths and pixie-style bobs leading the runway. Look forward to layers, razor cut bobs, and blunt bangs to freshen up for the season.

“Short hair is the biggest trend of the new cold season” – many have said that short haircuts are both convent and empowering to women.

Plus if you’re trying to look younger, short hairstyles will help you achieve your goal.
You can create new looks with texturizing your bangs, maybe you want them straight across, or side sweeping them. You can also play up the style with layers to make other areas of your face either stand out, or minimize them.

Blunt bangs are especially flattering for round and square face shapes, and can help balance out high cheekbones. Go for blunt bangs cut just over the eyebrow level for a modern, sophisticated look. These can easily be swept to the side if you decide to change up the style at a moment’s notice.

Medium hairstyles offer comfortable hair length that is not too long and not too short.
From letting it flow down, bunning it up, to curling up the ends, mid-length hairstyles offer a variety of beautiful hairdos.

If you’re looking to try a new haircut, (or to go a bit shorter) the bob is (still!) a hot hairstyle. Even those who choose to keep their waves and curls will opt for more controlled and cleanly-defined tresses.

As long as you love it!

Yes, long hair remains in top. Stick straight, or curly. With blunt or peek-a-boo bangs, it doesn’t matter as long as it’s… long!

Furthermore long hair seems to make a comeback with really nice natural wave with a little bit of volume to it, so the hair is very light, very understated, nothing too over-the-top-just kind of sexy, but controlled and nice and light.

You’re tresses should have lots of natural texture, flirtatious flips and long loose layers whether your hairstyle is straight, wavy or curly.

Still very classic, but also beautiful, are the chignons and ponytails on long or medium long tresses.

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Trendy Hairstyles & Colors

Posted by Cool Long Hair Styles on July 26, 2009

Everyone wants to know the new trends of 2008 when it comes to the hottest hair cuts, styles and colors. No matter what you thought about the 2007 hottest trends, you can be sure 2008 takes a deeper dive into the past and is recreating some of the most popular hair cuts and styles from the 70s and on. No matter what shape of face you have or what your current hair color is you can be sure that the trends of 2008 have the ability to compliment everyone. All it takes is a simple hair cut or new color to make you feel like a new person and the list below of the 2008 trends can help you transform your look instantly.

Crazy Long Hair StylesThe short bob is one of the most popular hair cuts of this New Year. This hair cut is perfect if you are looking for not only a trendy hair cut but an elegant look that is practically timeless. A great way to try this cut is with a great deal of layers with texturizing products to help create fun and different looks with this short bob. You will find that one of the hottest pop singers is wearing this chic hair cut, Rihanna. This singer has a very narrow face which is perfect for this type of cut, but of course not exclusive either. Check with your hair stylist and get their opinion in regards to this hot look for yourself.

A great hair cut of this year that requires a lot of personality and even that much more layering and texture is the soft wedge cut. This is a very soft and smooth hair cut that can be elegant when styled in a straight and sophisticated way or can be fun when styled with texture. No matter what your preference is you have the ability to mix it up with this great new style. The great thing about this 2008 favourite is that it is perfect for almost every face shape which makes it a great option for anyone looking to change their look for the New Year.

Although waves and curls were very popular last year, in 2008 you will find that poker straight hair will take over the cute curls. If you find you just can’t get rid of the curls, than you may want to straighten your hair and let your curls gather only at the bottom to keep the trends of both years. This sleek look is perfect for absolutely any hair length and any occasion which makes it very practical.

In regards to the colors of 2008 you can be sure that the bleach blonde look is out and the dark burgundy’s are back in. Going darker is the trend of the New Year, chestnut browns, dark auburn are more are perfect for this year’s trends as well as the cutting edge new cuts that are sweeping the USA’s fashion industry. It is a great idea to take these dark colors and highlight your hair if you already have a dark brown natural color, for those of you who are blonde, the dark highlights are not recommended!

Keeping up with the hair styles, cuts and colors of 2008 can be easy with all the different fashion magazines today. Everyone gets the impulse from one time or another to change their appearance, either radically or subtlety and these new trends can help you do that. Always check with your hairstylist and get their opinion before making your final decision because after all, they are the professionals in this industry, their opinion can help you make the right decision.

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A General Review About Hair Styles

Posted by Cool Long Hair Styles on July 25, 2009

The hair style is a very important part of one’s personal grooming. The way you wear your hair greatly affects the appearance of your features. In fact, your personal style is a great factor in the choice of your hairstyle as the right hairstyle projects your best qualities.

Medium Long Hair StylesThere are different hair styles for different types of hair; long styles and layered hair styles for long hair, short hair styles for short hair, and hair styles to suit occasions like weddings and proms.

Those with black hair need not fret as there are now hair styles for those with black hair too. Men too are not far behind in the world of hair styles with there being quite a great variety of men’s hair styles! Long style basically works out well for all types of hair- straight or curly, but looks at its best if the locks are maintained a medium-texture or is thick.

Those with fine hair or a long and narrow face should avoid long styles. Short hairstyles suits all face shapes; but if you have curly hair, it’s better to opt for a longer style as a short cut looks puffy.

Having a fringe influences the appearance of your forehead with its length. Short fringes make your forehead look broader while a long one makes your forehead look shorter and wider. Wearing a parting straight down the center tends to add width to the forehead. Pulling back your hair highlights your jaw line and thins and elongates your neck.

Whatever the hair style, there is always one hairstyle that fits a person depending on the person’s hair type, hair texture and facial features. So go on down to the beauty parlor right now, and find out which hairstyle fits you the best!

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Information About Celebrity Hairstyles

Posted by Cool Long Hair Styles on July 24, 2009

Have you seen a celebrity hairstyle lately that you felt you would look good in? If you did, then you are amongst many people on a daily basis who aspire to get a celebrity style. The fact is that the more trendy styles whether it is clothing or hairstyles are brought upon by celebrities. Most of the top designers and hairstylist will use celebrities to showcase new trendy hairstyles to advertise their services.

Glamorous Long Hair StylesIf you are looking for an example of how superstars haircuts can affect so many people, you can take Halle Berry for example, she gave so many women the courage to sport a short haircut. It is not difficult to mimic a celebrity hairstyle if you have a good hairdresser, but before you do, it is important to make sure that the style fits your facial features.

There are some advantages to copying a celebrity hairstyle and also some disadvantages. Some of the disadvantages are the popularity of the hairstyles. There is a chance that everyone else might be wearing the same hair do as you. Another disadvantage is not having the knowledge of an experience hairstylist to give you the specifics of how to maintain your new superstar hair do. Fortunately there are some options to help you avoid some of these issues.

If you decide to change your hair to one of a celebrity, the most important tool you will need is a hairstyle software that allows you upload you picture into the system. Uploading your picture into the software will give you the opportunity to get a vision of whether a particular hairstyle would fit you profile. In addition the hairstyle software also offers some valuable tips as to what is needed to create and maintain a celebrity hairstyle. You can then convey the instruction to your hairstylists to make sure that you new hair do does not become a disaster.

While copying a Hollywood haircut may not be difficult to emulate if you have reliable hairstylist, the preparation before getting the actual hairstyle is crucial. With the right education and equipment, you will be able to get a preview of your final results.

In your quest to look like a superstar, it is important to protect your superstar look from becoming a super disaster. Taking the proper precaution will ensure that your Hollywood debut is a success.

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Hairstyles For Diamond Face Shape

Posted by Cool Long Hair Styles on July 23, 2009

We know that women care a lot about their hair. However, we do see men glance in the mirror from time to time as they try to sneak the fact that they care about their hair. Believe it or not, nearly every man out there pays attention to their looks, women just do not realize this. Guys, we know that there is no special “hair” magazine for you. It seems that those are all for the women. With that said, if you have a diamond face and you have came here searching for hairstyles for diamond face shape, then you have come to the right place.

Great Long Hair StylesBelieve it or not, that hairstyle you aim at all depends on the shape of your face. If you have a diamond face, then you will have wider cheek bones and an overall length that is short. Guys, you need to think of a style that will add some width to that chin. If you would like to have medium length hair, then we highly recommend you opting for a style that you can tuck behind your ears. This works perfectly as it will help to show off the structure of those perfect full cheek bones that you have.

Hairstyles with bangs that are straight across will also work good with a diamond face. This is because bangs are known to shorten those long faces along with the side parts.

The first step in choosing that hairstyle would be to know what shape of face you have. This is a rule that is applied to not only the hairstyles for men, but it is also applied to the ones for women. Before you go out and pick out of the hairstyles for diamond face shape, you will need to be one hundred percent sure that you have a diamond shaped face.

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Celebrity Black Short Hairstyles

Posted by Cool Long Hair Styles on July 22, 2009

The good thing about short, black hair is that they are almost fuss-free, its low maintenance and it is pretty much easy to style. No matter which cut it is that you have, as long as your hair does not reach your shoulder-level, then there are plenty of elegant, sassy (and professional) designs you can wear.

Medium And Short Long Hair StylesBut what it you want to recreate the red carpet look that your favorite Hollywood celebrity has worn to a particular event? Or how about if you’re looking for a particular cut or style that you can easily transform from daytime to nighttime wear?

To give you an idea, take a look at our list of black short hairstyles which are favored by famous Hollywood celebs – singers, actresses, musicians and pop icons.

Our Top Celebrity Black Short Hairstyles

All you need to do is browse through celebrity blog sites or flip through magazines and you will already have an idea about which hair styles are favored by Hollywood celebs. What makes patterning your look after a celebrity is that it will be easier for your stylist to use the same cut or style on your black hair.

In addition, you can gauge if the same cut will suit you by deciding whether the shape of the face of the celebrity wearing the cut that you want is the same as yours. Now, here are the top black short hairstyles worn by top Hollywood celebrities that you can try out for yourself.

Rihanna’s Bob

If there’s one celebrity who you can use as a model for a variety of black short hairstyles, that is none other than singer Rihanna. When she first burst into the music scene, she was wearing a sleek, straight and ultra-shiny short Bob. You can still get the same ultra-sheik design today by allowing your stylist to update the Rihanna Bob and make it suitable for the shape of your face.

Today, however, Rihanna is sporting a variety of shorter variations – where she has a geometric version of a pixie cut which perfectly frames the lines of her face.

Halle Berry’s Sophisticated, Sexy & Fun Cuts

The classic black short hairstyles sported by none other than gorgeous Hollywood star Halle Berry is something that you can easily imitate. You can take your pick from the super-short cuts that she has worn in the past, and style them either straight or curly.

Chandra Wilson’s Short Curls

This Grey’s Anatomy star is sporting a cut which she wears straight on the show. On red carpet events, however, Chandra wears them in an elegant style of short curls – perfect for when you have a hot date or attending a red-carpet-like event for charity or for your office.

Fantasia’s Rock-Chic Party

If you have super-short hair like Fantasia, you can style your locks in such a way that you’ll have a rock-chic look – just make sure that you have plenty of mousse handy!

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Prom Updo Hairstyles

Posted by Cool Long Hair Styles on July 22, 2009

How can I get that classy updo prom or formal hairstyle? First you need medium to long length hair. You will also need some ponytail holders, gel, and long pins. The trick to getting your updo to look its best is to use several of these pins in different directions to hold your hair in place. Don’t rely on too much hair gel as this just makes your hair stiff. You want your hair to be able to withstand the humidity, but also to be touchable by your date.

Hair Styles For GirlYou want your curls to be loose. The looser and bigger the curls, the cuter you will look. First, pull your hair up, use some baby powder to add fullness and then tease your hair. Other looks are more classic, like the French Twist. You have to slick back your hair with gel. Part it on the side and pull the hair down. You may need the help of a hair rat. No, not a real rat. You can get this at a beauty supply store. It will help you pull your hair down if you have real smooth hair. You will still need lots of long pins.

Starting with just straight hair, you can use large curlers to get those nice big curls. Once you have them, you can position them in place on top of your head, towards the back. You don’t want your hairstyle to make your face look too long, unless you have a round face, and then it will help balance your geometry. You can use shine serum to give you that sleek sophisticated look. Be sure to use plenty of pins, flexible hairspray, not the max hold kind, and gel if you need it.

Experimentation before prom will be the key. Use what works best for your hair. Find some pictures on the web; try it out with these ides using the pins, gel, and hairspray.

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Get Trendy With The Hairstyles

Posted by Cool Long Hair Styles on July 21, 2009

If you are one of those who love to be with the times and stay in style, then just knowing what colors are hot in the fashion scene are not enough? After all, appearance is not just about apparels! Rather, it is all about how you to carry yourself, and thus hairstyles play a vital role in determining your fashion consciousness. So what are the styles in vogue for 2007 to 2008?

Long Men Hair StylesThe most in hairstyle is definitely the “pob”, which is the name given to Victoria Beckham’s latest and chic bob that has created ripples among the fashion conscious crowd, all of whom now want to bob it like Beckham (Or should we say pob it like Beckham?)

Short styles for sure are in this season. The style to go for this season is an easy, stylish, cute yet trendy style. Long hair is lost with the last season, and so go ahead and be adventurous. Crop your hair real short and dare to look sexy.

One of the trendiest looks this season is Bobs that are back with a bang. This precision bob that is carefully done to accentuate your unique facial structure, or highlight a long, beautiful neck is the happening look this season. Add to it the bangs that have retained their popularity even this season. This is probably because of the fact that they make women look glamorous by accentuating their face shape. For instance, the right kinds of bang can accentuate someone’s best features like the eyes and at the same time make them look groomed by keeping their hair off of their face. Whatever be your face shape, a bob hairstyle with bangs can work wonders for you and look you look like a diva.

You can try out either the thick short bangs that require less maintenance or the long bangs if you are craving for a chic look. Else, you can put up your bangs in a ringlet and achieve that exotic look. Whatever be your style, remember that with bangs this season you will not be out of fashion.

This season also the curls seem to be out. It is time to have a straight look that looks classy and sophisticated. So get your straightening irons out and achieve that sleep, well groomed straight look. In fact this season is all about having your own personal style and carrying it with élan. There is an absolute feast of looks to choose from.

If bob does not appeal to you and you are craving for some other short style with which you can be more adventurous, you can also try out the Mod style. This hairstyle that comprises of heavy, side-swept bangs and blunt lines to which there has been added a significant amount of slicing or texturizing to lighten up the bluntness, is one of the in looks for 2007-2008. The style tenet that you should keep in mind this season is asymmetry. Go for unexpected texture and length differences, as the asymmetrical look is very much in fashion. Go in for strategic layers and try out peaks, swirls and waves technically known as directional styling.

The look that you can also opt for this season is funky and daring with a lot of room for individuality. Rich dark colors accentuated by warm colored highlights are hot in the fashion scene this year. If you want to follow the trend, go for burgundy, and mahogany with strategically placed highlights that accentuate the texture and compliment your features and skin tone. Whatever you do, remember that you need to carry the style with grace. After all, fashion loses all its sense if not carried with a splash of your own style.

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Hairstyles For Oblong Faces

Posted by Cool Long Hair Styles on July 20, 2009

When you look at the mirror, you want to believe that you have the perfect oval face. But when you copy the hairstyles that look good on oval faces, you end up with something that is far from perfect. Perhaps you do not have an oval face. You may in fact have an oblong face.

A Great Asian Long Hair StylesWhat is an Oblong Face Shape?

The oblong face looks almost like an oval face but it is characterized by a face length that is longer than ideal. The ideal face length, which is the distance from the hairline to the tip of the chin, should be one and one-half times longer than the length across the widest part of the face. This ideal face length can be found in the oval face shapes. If the face length is longer, then the face shape is already considered oblong.

The oblong face is not ideal for many hairstyles, but it does not sentence your hair to a lifetime of unflattering hairstyles. In fact, it is very possible to look gorgeous and stunning with your oblong face. Think of Liv Tyler, Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Niki Taylor, Stephanie Seymour, and Gabrielle Reece. All that you need to do to accentuate an oblong face is get an appropriate and flattering hairstyle. A hairstyle, of course, is a personal choice and should reflect a woman’s unique personality. But there are some rules to follow for the oblong face.

Rules for the Oblong Face

Bobs and layers will look great on the oblong face. But the first thing to remember is that the hairstyle should never add length to the oblong face. This means that extra long hairstyles, such as those that end beyond the shoulders, should be avoided. Short bobs are preferable to long bobs. But then you probably saw Gwyneth Paltrow wearing hair that goes beyond the shoulder. She looked adorable. The truth is that Gwyneth has one or more hairstylists who fuss with her hair at every instance. They keep her hair at an ideal volume so Gwyneth’s hair stays stunning. For women like us who can’t hire a hairstylist on a retainer, the key to an attractive hairstyle is to keep the hair shorter.

Unfortunately, not all short hairstyles will look good on the oblong face. Short hairstyles that add height to the head, such as the pixie crop and the spiky hair, will only make the oblong face look longer. The recommended short hairstyles are those that add volume to the sides of the face, to restore a more desirable balance. These short hairstyles should have layers and may end in sassy flicks. The chin-length bob that caress the jaw line will also look gorgeous.

And lastly, the best hairstyles for the oblong face are those that come with bangs. Bangs that are soft and wispy will give the illusion of shorter face lengths. And if the jaw is strong, the bangs will make the face look more feminine. For a daring look, the brow-skimming bangs will be great on the oblong face. Most styles of bangs are recommended for the oblong shape, as long as they do not add vertical lines to the face. Lastly, if you have the time to spend a couple of hours at the salon, you may want to try having wavy curls.

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