Weekend Refresh: Healthy Locks Before, During, and After the Good Times (Selena Gomez + Miley Cyrus)

Whether you just spent a weekend in the sun, or you a weekend full of events that required heat styling, your hair might need a bit of a break! It is always good to treat yo’ self to some nice hair treatments and care after a long weekend of fun to make sure your locks are ready for the next time you put them through the ringer! As we step into Spring and Summer it is officially party time, so we thought we would share our hair care tips for keeping your hair healthy pre and post fun weekend events!
PREP
If possible, the week leading up to your weekend plans, try not to over wash your hair! Let it get nice and dirty and rock the messy bun. This is actually super good for your hair to nourish itself in its natural oils When you finally do wash your hair it will feel so good and extra silky and healthy! If you are going to be applying heat over your weekend or any sort of crazy color you want to be sure that your hair is extra moisturized, especially if you will be in the sun! Applying some coconut oil from your ears down and throwing your hair up in bun for a few hours before your final wash will help give your ends a boost of moisture!

DURING
f the weather is nice, your event will most likely take place outside in the sun at this time of year! Don’t forget that your scalp and hair get effected by the sun just like your skin. Putting sunscreen on your part in your hair and drinking tons of water throughout the day if you are at a music festival can save your hair from the sun damage. Trust us, you do not want a sunburned scalp!
AFTER
Time to refresh your hair! Before you hop in the shower, if possible, try and brush through your hair while it is dry to comb through excess product. When in the shower, let your conditioner sit in your hair for a few minutes, and then comb it through with a wide tooth comb. This will make the after-shower process so much easier! In the days after your weekend, be sure to apply a deep conditioning treatment to your hair once or twice to restore it’s moisture and don’t be afraid to let your hair get dirty and have it nourish itself in its natural oils! I mean don’t we all want our hair too look as healthy as Selena Gomez’s in her Pantene ad?

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Favorite Celebrity Hair Color: Spring Edition (Amanda Seyfried, Emily Ratajkowski, Isla Fisher, Drew Barrymore, Priyanka Chopra)

Earlier in the week we brought you our current favorite celebrity hair cuts of the moment, and today it is time for our favorite celebrity color of the moment. Spring color is having a major moment in hair and we are excited to dive head first and show you our favorites! What better away to start off the new season than with a fresh, new color?
NUDE BLONDE
This new blonde trend works best on those that have a neutral or golden skin tone. A cool skin tone paired with this hair color could wash you out. While this look might seem sweet and innocent, the monochromatic look created with your hair and skin is actually quit edgy! We love this color on Amanda Seyfried!

RICH BROWN
Brown is a shade that anybody can pull off! Finding the right tone is fairly simple, and rich tones suit those with fair to golden complexions the best. Adding elements of rich, milk chocolate highlights in a very subtle way can really liven up the hair and make it pop against your skin. Brown is a classic shade, and we are obsessed with the way that beauty, Emily Ratajkowski, wears her rich brown locks!

RED HOT
Red is a shade that many people think they can’t wear, but it is just about finding their suitable shade! Fair, cool skin tones looks best with warm, intense red shades. Warmer skin tones look best with auburn tints of red. Why not take a chance and go red for Spring? Isla Fisher’s natural redhead and golden skin combination is one of our favorites!

ROOTED BLONDE
Who would have thought that having your roots show would be one of the latest trends in hair? Well, don’t worry if you can’t make it to the salon in a bit ladies, blonde hair with sprouting roots is totally cute. When you get a chance to hit the salon, just ask your stylist to blend in the harsh lines for you so you can go a bit longer in between salon visits and still have your hair look natural! We love Drew Barrymore’s youthful, natural look!

UBTLE HIGHLIGHTS
Adding some subtle highlights to your hair can benefit anybody’s look! It will bring life into your hair and create some extra dimension. Focusing the highlights on where the sun would naturally hit you is the best way to place them, which your stylist will do! Priyanka Chopra’s mocha ombre keeps her highlights heavier on the ends for an easy upkeep!
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Celebrity Inspired Festival Hairstyles (Taylor Hill, Emma Roberts, Kendall Jenner, Gwen Stefani, Nicole Richie, Vanessa Hudgens)

Festival season is here ladies! This is the perfect time to be free and try out that daring hair style you have been eyeing. Whether you want to try out pink hair or crazy, space buns, festival season is definitely the time to experiment and let your free spirit show! We have gathered up some of our favorite celebrity looks from past festivals to give you some inspiration for your upcoming trips to the desert!
BRAIDS
A classic festival hairstyle that is totally versatile is definitely braids! There are so many different ways you can rock braids, and so many different vibes you can portray. Whether you want to go for a super boho look with some messy fishtail braids and a headscarf, or a sleek french braid to keep your hair out of your face so you can focus on the music, you will look fabulous! We love how Taylor Hill rocks a messy French, dutch braid to keep cool during the long festival days! Another, more polished option is Emma Roberts straight, sleek look with a single braid behind the ear.

BUNS
The best way to keep cool during long, desert days is to keep your hair out of your face and off of your body! Creating a look with some adorable space buns is a great alternative to the classic top knot and a little bit more funky for a fun, festival look! Kendall Jenner wear her space buns up high with glitter down her center part for some sparkle! We are obsessed with this look! Gwen Stefani’s blue, space buns are extra funky and bold for a weekend in the desert! Why not go for it, right?

ALL ABOUT ACCESSORIES
If you need to add a little bit of extra sass to your festival look, go for a fun hair accessory! Flower crowns are always a go-to for any boho style festival, but headbands, head scarfs, and metal accessories are great options too! Nicole Richie’s adorable metal headband is perfect for any chic festival look! Of course, Vanessa Hudgens is the Coachella Queen, and she perfectly rocks a flower crown and gorgeous messy waves! Go for a fun accessory, some texture to your hair, and enjoy your desert weekend!

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Our Favorite Celebrity Cuts: Spring Edition (Cara Delevigne, Hailey Baldwin, Jessica Biel, Alanna Arrington)

Celebrities are our go-to style inspirations when it comes to figuring out our newest look for the upcoming season! It is always fun to give your hair cut a little update when the seasons change, and our favorite celebrities are not letting us down! Their looks right now are beyond gorgeous and we highly recommend taking one of these photos with you to your next salon appointment. We have gathered up our current celebrity hair cuts, and there is definitely something for everyone!
Weight Off Your Shoulders
Thinning out the ends of your medium length cut give your hair new life! You will feel light, and ready for Spring! Adding some long, layers in the front give your hair a bit of dimension and movement, so you can show off all of your new Spring dresses! We are obsessed with Cara Delevingne’s current chop! Her thinned out strands give her hair tons of texture and movement!

Curly Gal
Always wanted bangs but never thought you could with your curly hair? Just look how Victoria’s Secret model Alanna Arrington pulls off this curly look? It is totally possible and totally adorable! This is definitely the new look for Spring for our curly gals out there! It gives your hair an extra edge and a bit more shape! Rock it with confidence, ladies!

The Updated Classic
Remember when everyone was obsessed with the “Rachel” cut? Well we still are! Hailey Baldwin is rocking a modern “Rachel” cut with the signature, flipped layers and we could not be more in love! This youthful, yet classic look is totally appropriate for pretty much any age range and occasion. We are obsessed!!

Texture Lover
Wave hair gals, we have you covered! Go for some textured bangs this Spring to spice up your look! The combination of your gorgeous waves and the bangs is perfect, and help combat the weight of your hair. We are in love with Jessica Biel’s chic look at the moment, we we definitely think you should try it!

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Spring Hair Styles: (Blake Lively, Solange, Kendall Jenner, Zendaya)

Last week we covered the hot, new trends in hair cuts, and now it’s time to show you some fresh hair styles to rock with your new cut! Trying out a few new hair styles every season can really help to keep you excited about your look, so let’s dive right into this season’s hottest hair styles!
Braids, Braids, Braids
With festival season coming up quickly, it is no surprise that braids are hot for Spring! Braids are so versatile and can represent any look from boho to street to glam! Whether you want to look dolled up for a night out or super casual for running errands, braids are definitely a great option! Our favorite gal Blake Lively is always killing it in the braid game!

Big, Voluminous Waves
Waves are a look that any woman can rock! Whether you rock your natural waves or you have to enhance your hair with a hair wand, waves are this seasons hottest texture! Brush your waves out a bit to make them a bit messy and undone, pair with your favorite maxi dress and sandals and you look you like are ready to strut the streets, my friend! Solange is definitely our wavy hair idol!

Slick it Back
Creating a slicked back look instantly adds a bit of drama and elegance to your look. Not to mention- it only takes a few seconds! If you feel like your look needs a bit of polish, go for a strong part and a bit of strong-hold hair gel to really smooth out the look, are ready to take on the day! Kendall Jenner really shows us how to turn heads working the slicked back look in a soft way!

Loose-Ends Bun
The topknot has been a staple hair style for years now, but we are adding a small twist! Keeping the ends of your bun loose gives a fun, fresh vibe to the classic topknot! The bun can still be secure, but leaving the ends out makes your bun look a bit more laid back and casual. This look is great for everyday, or even for the office! Our gorgeous gal, Zendaya, took this look to the red carpet and looked stunning!

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Celebrity Street Style:Hair Styles You Can Actually Re-Create (Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Candace Swanepoel, Julianne Hough, Selena Gomez, Olivia Palermo)

Celebrities are just like us right? Believe it or not, sometimes celebrities have to do their own hair and makeup, and it is nice to see how they choose to style themselves when they are captured in photos out and about on the streets! Celebrity photos are often what we go to for inspiration for a new look, when we don’t know what to wear, or to catch up on the latest trends, so we have gathered up some of our favorite celebrity street style looks to show you how to get their hair styles! These are super easy and chic looks that you can create on a daily basis!
Braid it Back
Let’s start with the ultimate street style icon, Olivia Palermo! This NYC socialite and blogger is constantly seen sporting the most amazing looks out on the streets of NYC and her hair is no exception! We are loving her hair in this look! The sweet double french braids keep her look sleek, but girly and allow her all black, layered outfit to really be the focus! This is the perfect look for a long day, where you can’t have your hair in your way!

Ponytails
A ponytail is definitely the easiest look to rock on a day to day basis, but there are actually several different ways to style your ponytail! As pictured below, Selena Gomez is wearing a ponytail in two totally different ways. In one look her ponytail is a bit messy, and has more texture for a causal, boho vibe, while in the other photo she is sporting a low, sleek ponytail for a more professional look! These looks require nothing but a hair elastic and maybe some hairspray if you desire!

Tie It Up
We have talked about how much we love the half up bun before, and today is no exception! You really get the best of both worlds! This look is perfect for second day hair, where maybe your hair is a bit dirty, but is still holding volume, or perhaps you had your hair curled the night before! It’s perfect for a casual, daytime look! We love the effortless vibes that both Julianne Hough and Candace Swanepoel are giving is in these photos!

A Bit More Polished
Creating a more polished look just like your favorite celebrities can actually be very easy and quick! Sarah Jessica Parker’s straight, sleek look can be achieved simply by giving your hair a thorough comb through, and then go over each strand, pressing gently and quickly with a straightener! You want to be very relaxed so it does not look too perfect! Jessica Alba’s adorable looks can be recreated by loosely pulling the sides of your hair back and adding some curls to your hair with a large curling iron.

All of these looks take very minimal time and effort and will have you looking amazing! Which look is your favorite?
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Spring Cuts: (Vanessa Hudgens + Jennifer Aniston + Chrissy Teigen + Ali Larter + Olivia Wilde)

It is starting to warm up a bit, which means its time to give your look a boost! We have gathered the seasons hottest, new trends in hair cuts and brought them right here for you! These looks are classics that will look chic, beautiful, and stunning with all of your amazing Spring fashions we know you can’t wait to bust out of of your closets! So, let’s jump right in to this season’s hottest trends in haircuts!
LONG LAYERS:
Layers are the perfect option for the gal that just wants to add a bit of freshness to her hair for the new season. A drastic change isn’t her speed, but she still wants to look chic and on-trend. Layers give your hair dimension and shape and allow your hair to look more voluminous and full. Vanessa Hudgens is known to rock this look!

BLUNT, JUST-BELOW-SHOULDER-LENGTH CUT:
A mid-length cut is awesome for someone who doesn’t want to take the plunge and chop off too much hair, but they still get a dramatic look with the blunt edge. Khloe Kardashian has rocked this look for years, but most recently, Chrissy Teigen has been seen looking absolutely stunning with this look!

A-LINE BOB:
The a-line look is a bit more bold, but a great transition cut for those that want to test out a short look! Going shorter in the back allows you to still have the comfort of the longer hair the in the front while testing the waters of the length in the back. Ali Larter has the perfect length a-line bob!

LONG BOB AND BANGS:
The long bob is a style that almost any face shape can wear! Whether you wear is with texture or blown-out straight, it still looks beautiful. Olivia Wilde’s rocks a beautiful, textured bob with soft bangs

CHOPPY LAYERS:
If you aren’t in to chopping off your locks, but still want a fresh, new do, then why not add some spunky layers? It is a fun, sexy look that is put-together and easy to style! Jennifer Aniston’s choppy layered look is gorgeous and simple!

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Artist Spotlight: John Francis- Beverly Hills Salon

We talk every week about how to achieve amazing hair looks and styles but never about where you can go to get them! If you are in the Beverly Hills,Ca area and want a star-quality hair cut and style then definitely do not hesitate to go to John Francis himself! It is about time we do a little bragging about this talented artist because he can definitely make all of your “hair goals” come true!
John Francis gave his career the boost it needed when he began studying beside famous hair stylist Chris McMillan. From there he grew his following and clientele of his own due to his natural abilities for the perfect cut and eye for color! His work has been seen in several prints and covers such as Shape, Rolling Stone, Maxim, and more. He has also collaborated with some of the most world renowned photographers including Nigel Barker, Matthew Rolston, and Hedi Slimane.
John continues to be in high demand as he frequent styles for celebrities such as Taylor Momsen, Hayden Panetierre, and Hilary Duff, while more continue to fill up his repertoire! He can also be seen traveling back and forth to San Francisco and Internationally for print, advertising, film, and fashion work quite frequently! But don’t worry, you can definitely still schedule an appointment with John if you want to! Beverly Hills is home base and there is nothing quite like getting a fresh, new cut and color from a true professional! We have added a few of our favorite celebrity looks from people that John knows quite well to give you some inspiration for your new appointment!

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What Hairstyle Should I Get? (Ginnifer Goodwin, Selena Gomez, Keira Knightley, Ashley Greene, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Simpson, Halle Berry, and Taylor Swift)

Sometimes you want to switch up your look but you aren’t exactly sure where to start. There a few little things to consider when choosing a new hair style for yourself that will help you pick a look that will make you look your best! We have them all laid out here for you along with some of our favorite celebrity inspiration photos to make your hair transformation journey as smooth-sailing as possible!

Step #1: Determine your length based on your face shape

Choosing the most flattering length for you is highly based on your face shape! You can easily determine your face shape based on the photos included below, and after you have done that, you are open to world of possibilities when it comes to hairstyles! A few examples of flattering lengths for each face shape are as follows:

Oval: For a short cut, try out a short, angular bob with chin-length layers like Keira Knightley. On the long side, go for a sleek, shoulder-length blowout like Ashley Greene!

Round: For a short cut, go for some spiky layers like Ginnifer Goodwin! If long hair is more your speed, go for long layers that hit around your jaw-line like Selena Gomez.


Square: Try out a short, layered bob with subtle bangs for a short cut like Cameron Diaz! For a longer style, try out collarbone-length hair with longer bangs to the cheekbone Jessica Simpson.


Heart: A pixie cut with short layers on the top is the perfect short cut for heart shaped gals like Halle Berry! For a long cut, try out a collarbone length cut or a super long layers with full bangs Like Taylor Swift!


Step #2: Choose your hair color based on your skin tone
You want to be sure to choose a hair color that flatters your skin tone and makes sense for your lifestyle! Determining whether your skin tone is deep, warm, cool, or neutral is essential in figuring out the most flattering hair color for you! This is something that your hairstylist can do for you when you come in for your consultation! Giving you the most flattering look is what they are trained to do,so you are sure to walk out the salon looking fabulous!
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The Man Bun (Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Chris Hemsworth)

We always talk about the ladies over here on the blog, so it was definitely time to let the guys shine for a moment! Men’s hair styles are not talked about online nearly as much as women’s hairstyles, and we have one particular men’s style that we would like to harp on today- the man bun! We have all seen it and heard about it, and this style is definitely one of those “love it or hate it” sort of styles. From surfer dudes to Hollywood stars, this hairstyle is making girls swoon, so let’s jump in to how you can get the perfect man bun!
The first step in achieving the perfect man bun is obviously having hair that is long enough to go into a bun. Once your hair hits about shoulder length or a bit above, you should be able to get most of your hair into some form of a bun. Growing out your hair can be a chore, but just be sure to keep it healthy and moisture to maximize growth and speed up the process as much as possible. If you choose to have long hair then you really have to make the commitment to take care of your mane, otherwise it won’t be worth the hassle.
Next, there are a few different types of man buns you can choose from. Those with long, this hair can go for the full-on swirly bun, but those whose hair is not as long can maybe go for more of a “loop” style. You want to be aware of the placement of your man bun on your head. Too low looks strange as well as too high. Typically, a man bun sits at the back of the head, slightly lower than the crown. However with confidence and the right thickness and texture, you can rock your bun wherever you choose. To give your bun more of a hold, adding a styling product such as a gel or a mouse can really help to hold your hair in place! There is nothing more annoying than having to re-do your bun over and over again through out the day. Trust the ladies on that one, guys!

Our major man bun inspirations are Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Chris Hemsworth. All of these men rock their man buns with style and we can’t get enough!

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