This season expect to see clean shapes with a soft interior delivered from styling products and tools. Your hair should look healthy and styled. Here are some ideas for different lengths….
“LONG HAIR” aka Long Bob with or with out sweepy bangs.
Long hair is actually not THAT long right now. These medium length styles are strong and keep your ends looking fresh like Spring should be!
MUST HAVE TOOL: Natural Boar Bristle Brush
MUST HAVE STYLING PRODUCT: EVO Water Killer Dry Shampoo Spray dry shampoo on second day hair and work through with your boar bristle brush for volume and texture.
“THE SHOB” aka Short Blunt Bob 😉
The look of longer in the front to shorter in the back is starting to level out. Women who have ventured to the titled cut are now feeling ready to go shorter and make a statement. Your stylist can add texture to the interior of this cut with a razor so you have soft-weightless strands.
MUST HAVE TOOL: 1inch curling iron. Wrap the hair around the iron with the clamp open leaving out the last inch of the strand.
MUST HAVE STYLING PRODUCT: Davines Sea Salt Spray Mist finished waves with Sea Salt Spray and blow dry hair with medium heat on a low speed to set the style.
“SHORT SHORT” Just go for it, it always grows back!
Then there are those women who are way more confident than most…This cut is a perfect balance of softness and edge.
MUST HAVE TOOL: Filtered shower head or Water Softener. Hard water weighs down your hair, dehydrates, and fades haircolor. Having a filter makes a HUGE difference in the way your hair and skin feel. Trust me. You will be glad you did.
MUST HAVE STYLING PRODUCT: FATBOY Perfect Putty Apply a dime-nickel amount in the palm of your hand. Warm up the product by rubbing both hands together and massage into dry hair for a matte finish with second day texture on day one!
Just use some dry shampoo ; p I have two favorites…..
Big Sexy dry shampoo is my favorite! It creates beautiful volume while absorbing oils. It’s great for creating a updo on “dirty” hair. The only downfall is you will really be excited to wash it out of your hair by the end of the day. So I recommend using this one on the very last day of “dirty” hair.
Redken’s Powder Refresh dry shampoo leaves your hair smelling amazing and clean! There’s no hold factor and no unsightly white residue! Also, this stuff is great to banish nightlife odors ;p
Some of you may know I go 3 days between shampooing. If you didn’t check out my 3 day blow out blog post to find out how I do it.. https://kristenlinares.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/the-3-day-blow-out/ So typically by the third day my hair has been attacked with dry shampoo making it very easy to work with. All I need now is BoB/ Hair pins.
Bobby pins… are great for creating a secure style. Most people feel the need to open them up before use which causes them to not work as they should. Make an X with your bobby pins to lock a section of hair.
Hair pins… are great for detail work. Once you have secured your shape with bobby pins you can then insert hair pins strategically to create texture or a softer hold. Insert hair pins as you would one of those old school hair combs. You direct the pin the opposite way..grab some hair…then flip it in the direction you want it to rest.
This updo took five minutes… I simply twisted each side back in a very gentle manner. I then gathered the hair in the center back gently twisting into a coil. Hold coiled section with one hand, insert bobby pins with the other.
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When I travel, I try as much as I can to not have to wash my hair until I get home if it’s a 3 day trip. This weekend so far has been a success so I will share my Blow Out secrets…
DAY 1: Shampoo and Condition+ Blow out
I used Davines Melu Shampoo and conditioner followed by Melu sheild (heat protection up to 428 degrees) and Davines OI beautifying potion.
*Towel dry your hair with a 100% cotton t-shirt for best results. It’s less friction on the cuticle of the hair.
I simply let the OI work its magic and dried my hair with my hands and medium heat setting. Once it was dry I gave it a cool blast to add more shine.
DAY 2: Curl Iron Set
For the iron set, I used a large ceramic iron and my Product Club jaw clip.
I sectioned my hair in three subsections (bottom, middle, and top). With my natural boar bristle brush, I brushed each section to be curled and prepped it with Loreal professional infinum 3 for curl memory and flexible hold.
DAY 3= High bun
By day three all I want is my hair off my face. I used big sexy dry shampoo to remove excess oil and give the hair some grip. Next, I flipped my head over and used my boar bristle brush to gather my hair on top of my head. An Elastic band holds the pony in place… then start to gently coil the hair downward and hold your hand over the bun shape. Place bob and hair pins in until it stays and wah laaa!