From One Extreme to the Next

Taking the chop seems to be the latest trend over the past few years. Tons of celebrities have traded in their long locks for lengths ranging from shoulder length to pixie cuts! These bold looks make quite the statement and are inspiring people to take the plunge and go for a short cut as well! We picked these five celebrities who we think rock the short hair look the best!
  1. Taylor Swift

Pop queen Taylor Swift took her look from sweet to sassy when she chopped off her long hair! Perhaps her best friend Karlie Kloss’s look had something to do with inspiring Taylor, but either way, we are loving it! Taylor Swift is always on the move, dancing on stage, and doing quick outfit changes, so a low maintenance, short cut is perfect for such an active superstar! Her cut frames her face perfectly and gives her a vintage-funky vibe! We approve Taylor!
  1. Emma Watson

Emma Watson transformed from innocent to sophisticated with her short, pixie look. After she finished filming the Harry Potter series, this movie star needed a change, and we love her choice in haircut! She totally vamped up her look and made girl want to make the dramatic chop just like her! Emma definitely rocks the pixie look!
  1. Kristin Wiig

This comedy queen can do no wrong, are we right? Her short bob is perfect for her face-shape and definitely appropriate for her personality! She looks super sassy, which we all know she definitely is, and the reddish-brown color is feisty and definitely suits her! Her chin-length bob is fresh and clean and we totally dig it!
  1. Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley would be gorgeous no matter what hair style she chose, but we absolutely love her with short hair! She took a major risk by chopping of her beautiful,long hair and going for a sleek, short look. This haircut may have been for a movie roll, but man can this girl rock it! The slicked-back look makes her face stand out and really shows off her eyes! We totally approve of this sleek, sexy look!
  1. Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is one badass chick who can take any look and totally roll with it! Her look transformed when she cut her long hair and chose a short, layered look! She is so confident and her haircut makes her look so free and funky! Jennifer is the Dior spokes-girl, and her short, choppy cut really shows off her high-fashion Dior gowns on the red carpet! She would be lovely with any length of hair, but this short look really seems to suit her spunky personality! We love Jennifer’s look!
Celebrity hair transformations can be the best inspiration for taking a risk with your look! Don’t be scared to be bold and make a total change! Confidence is key, and choosing a cut that suits your face-shape with make you look like a superstar! Have you ever taken the chop? We want to see your hair transformation! Tweet us @Jfrancisbeauty or tag us on Instagram @johnfrancisbeauty!

Three Simple Steps to Keeping Your Color Vibrant

There really is nothing better than a fresh new hair color! As you saw in our last post, there are some gorgeous color trends popping up for fall, and we want to help you look and feel your best! Vibrant hair color makes you feel so put-together and confident, so why not make your color last as long as possible? Here are three simple steps to keep your color looking fabulous, healthy, and fresh!

Moisturize Inside and Out

Keeping your body hydrated and healthy plays a huge role in how shiny and healthy your hair looks! Be sure you are getting your eight cups of water daily, and maybe even shoot for more if you are an over-achiever. Not only will a hydrated body reflect in you skin, but your hair will also be glossier and brighter. Making sure your hair is moisturized on the outside will also help you look your best! Give yourself a coconut oil treatment once a week while you do your nails and watch your favorite movie, and your hair will thank you!

Let Your Hair Get Dirty

That’s right- let your hair get dirty! Washing your hair everyday strips your hair of its natural oils which leaves your hair looking dull and your color looking faded. If you have extremely oily hair, try washing your hair every other day, using dry shampoo on your roots on the in-between days. If your hair is not super prone to oil, try to go two or three days between washing your hair. It can sounds gross, but your hair gets used to it, and after a while of training your hair, your won’t produce as much oil because you are not stripping you hair of its natural oils. You will notice that when you wash your hair it will be shinier and much more healthy! Also, dirty hair holds a style super well!

Be Picky with your products

Choosing products to use on color treated hair is really important! There are products specifically made for colored hair, and using those products combined with a great moisture routine will leave your color looking great! Another great product to choose when you are trying to keep your hair vibrant is a 100% wooden brush! A wooden brush absorbs oil much better than a plastic brush, and it evenly distributes your hairs natural oils throughout your hair. It also makes your hair look extremely silky because of how gentle the bristles are on the scalp and the rest of your hair.
Taking care of your hair and keeping it healthy and moisturized is really the key to having vibrant, glossy hair color! Giving your hair what it needs will make for some happy locks that reward you with lots of “good hair days!”. Do you have a vibrant hair tip? We want to hear from you! Be sure to leave a comment or tag us on Twitter (
@jFrancisbeauty) and Instagram (@johnfrancisbeauty)!

Fall Color Trends

Changing up your look when the seasons change is a super great way to add some excitement to your life! Trying out a new hair color trend for fall with make you feel refreshed and ready to finish off the second half of 2015 looking fabulous! There are four main color trends that are popping up this Fall, and we can’t wait to test them out! With everything from dark, rich brown to almost blonde, there is definitely a color for everyone to rock this season!

Chocolate Brown

This beautiful, rich color might just be the most common fall hair color around, but that is because it is so gorgeous! Shiny, dark locks look so endearing and classic on pretty much all skin tones. This color is classy, but can also look bold and daring depending on how you style it! Dark, chocolaty hair brings out dark facial features, and it also makes blue eyes pop! This hair color can still look like it has dimension, especially when it is super shiny and glossy! Actress Lily James pulls of this look with perfection!

 Dark Highlights

When we think highlights we often think about blonde, light tones, but this pretty look gives a new meaning to highlights! Dark Highlights are a great way to lighten up your dark locks without going to the extreme. Adding some dimension with some subtle, copper-brown tones brightens up the face and gives you a new look, while still being fairly subtle. Focusing the dark highlights on the lower half of the hair makes a bit of an ombre effect, and is super pretty when it catches the light! This look would be great for someone who wants to switch up their hair for fall, but doesn’t want to commit to an entirely different color! Isabeli Fontana’s shoulder length cut looks amazing with some subtle auburn highlights!

Copper

Shades of copper is a huge color trend for this fall! This bright color goes hand in hand with warm, honey skin tones and looks gorgeous for the upcoming season! This is the perfect look for someone who wants a bold, new look and who wants to make a statement! Eve Mendes and Rihanna are two women who definitely know how to rock their copper toned hair!

Bronde

This gorgeous color trend is definitely the easiest transition for those who have been rocking the super blonde locks! Simply blend it out with some darker hues and you have yourself a new look for fall, while still keeping your sunny shade! This look has a “lived-in”, laid-back vibe, and looks like you have been naturally kissed by the sun. Cara Delevingne wears this look beautifully, and shows us that you can in fact be blonde and brunette at the same time!
Well, we hope you have found some hair inspiration for your fall color appointment! We want to see photos of your gorgeous new looks! Be sure to tag us on Twitter at @jFrancisBeauty and Instagram at @johnfrancisbeauty!