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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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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The Perfect Bun (Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens)

The bun is the perfect solution to keeping your hair out of your face while still looking totally cute! It is definitely fun to dress up and do your hair in a fun and unique way every once in a while, so why not try out a look that you don’t go for very often?! A hair bun can actually be super versatile, depending on how you choose to style it, but no matter what, you can make it perfect for your occasion! Keep on reading to learn how to rock the hair bun in three different ways!
1: The Effortless Chic Low Bun
This style seems to be what all the “fashion-girls” are rocking these days and we can see why! It is chic and ready for pretty much any occasion! You can wear this hair style during the day going shopping or lunch with the girls, keeping your hair out of your face, and easily take it into the night time, throwing on a pair of statements earrings to complete the look! As long as your hair is at least shoulder length, you can rock this look without a doubt! Our favorite gal Selena Gomez wears this effortless look with ease!

#2: The Pulled-Together, Classic Top Knot
Whether you are running some errands, or want a stylish look to pair with your high-neck, party dress, the classic top knot is a winner this holiday season! It is totally versatile in how you choose to wear it, depending on if you want it to be super sleek or a bit wispy and messy! Both looks are gorgeous! This bun style keeps your hair out of your face and all the attention on your party dress or makeup look that you spent forever perfecting! Miley Cyrus, is definitely the queen of the top knot!

#3: The Daring, Space-Buns
This look is not for the faint of heart! If you like to make a statement and be bold then give this adorable, quirky look a try! Rather than going for the classic, single bun, go for two! Don’t worry about making perfect buns with this look! Slightly messy buns add to the adorable factor of this style! Vanessa Hudgens wears this looks with ease and looks totally adorable!

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Product Line Spotlight:Pureology (Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift)

All About Pureology:
Pureology is a professional hair care line created specifically for the salon environment. Designed for colorists and their clients to enjoy a hair care experience unlike any other. Pureology products are 100% vegan, and their dual benefit formulas provide custom hair care for all different hair types. The features a complete range of haircare products from their zero sulfate shampoos to there antipode complex to help color-treated hair always look fresh from the salon! Pureology is really designed for color, and their products are designed around each specific hair type and color.
Most Popular Products:
Pureology has tons of products to treat every hair need you could think of! Their products are divided into systems, which make is very easy for stylists and colorists to know how to treat their clients’ specific hair needs. Some of Pureology’s most popular hair care systems are the Curl Complete System, the Strength Cure System, and the Hydrate System. They also have several other systems for specific texture and color needs. The Curl Complete System is design specifically for people with curls and waves who actually have color-treated hair. This system helps keep the hair nourished and healthy while retaining its natural texture and beautiful color. The Strength Cure system is designed for people with damaged hair that is also color-treated. It helps to repair and strengthen the hair so that the color is able to be seen and loo its best. The Hydrate System is designed for people with dry, color-treated hair. This system helped give life to dull hair and bring vibrancy back to the color!

Celebrities Obsessed with Pureology:
Pureology has been known to be used on lots of different celebrities over the years! Some of these celebrities include Gwen Stafani, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift!

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Product Line Spotlight:Oribe (Jennifer Lopez)

Oribe hair care products are some of the most popular products on the market today! The line has grown into a beauty industry favorite and it is no secret as to why people are completely obsessed! The products beautifully designed packaging and high performance make it the ideal line for salons to carry and use on their clients! We are excited to feature Oribe as out first Product Line Spotlight!

ALL ABOUT ORIBE:

The company was started by celebrity hairstylist Oribe and beauty industry veterans Daniel Kaner and Tev Finger. Their goal was to create a line of high end hair products to be used by the most talented hair professionals and luxurious customers. All of the products are packaged in award-winning packing that sophisticated, fun, and beautiful! All salon professionals should display these products on their shelves as pure, gorgeous decor! What makes Oribe products a favorite to the average person, besides their amazing performance, is definitely the fragrance! The Oribe signature scent Cote d’Azur is in each product very lightly, so that even if you use the entire line of products, the scent is not overwhelming. The scent has hints of freshness, florals, and woodsy notes, making it the perfect blend that people just cannot get enough of!

MOST POPULAR PRODUCTS:

Tribe has so many fantastic products that people keep coming back to, but there are definitely some favorites out there! First, the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is known to be the best dry shampoo on the market right now! It will give your hair a refreshed, beachy, effortless look in seconds! Another popular product is the Oribe Signature Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray. This spray is super light weight and adds a layer of protection to your hair when using heat! Oribe’s Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse is another stunner! This product adds major volume and lift to any hair type!

CELEBRITIES OBSESSED WITH ORIBE:

Oribe, the hair master behind the brand Oribe, has worked on countless celebrities using his products. One celebrity whose hair we can all agree is magic is Jennifer Lopez. That girl works it on stage and off and always looks like a star! Now we know why J-Lo’s hair is always on point- she uses Oribe!

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Top Rated Hair Masques (Jennifer Anniston)

Face masks have been a huge trend in beauty over the past year, but have you tried giving that same, luxurious treatment to your hair? Celebrities like Jennifer Anniston are always raving about hair masques and how they keep their hair looking healthy and fresh! You hair deserves a treat every once in a while just like your skin does, so give it some love! There are tons of different hair masques out there, and it can be a bit overwhelming to know which one is best for your hair, but we have curated the top hair masques on the market just for you! So keep on reading to find out the best hair masque for your hair type!
Choosing the right hair masque for your specific hair type is important because they each contain certain ingredients that are specially geared towards a certain type of hair. Making the right choice can make a huge difference in the way your hair feels, looks, and holds a style!

THICK HAIR: Alterna Bamboo Smooth Moisture Masque

his mask is amazing for thick hair! It is made with organic ingredients, and has enough power to take on your hair and actually do its job. It moisturizes and combats frizz without weighing your hair down, leaving you with gorgeous, refreshed hair!

FINE HAIR: Bosley Healthy Hair Strengthening Masque

This masque gives your hair an extra boost of biotin and vegetable protein to make your hair look nice and healthy! It gives your hair the perfect amount of volume and perk that it needs to look perfectly natural and healthy.

CURLY HAIR: Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Nourishing Masque

Bumble and Bumble are known for their amazing products, and this one is no different! This masque gives your hair a boost of moisture while it helps to detangle and combat frizz!

COLOR TREATED HAIR: Oribe Masque for Beautiful Color

Oribe’s wonderful reputation should be enough to tell you this masque is completely amazing! This luxurious masque protects your color while giving your hair some extra moisture. This mask also gives your hair a shield from color-zapping UV rays- how cool is that?!

Hair masques are an amazing way to take care of your hair while feeling a bit luxurious and special at the same time! So, have a glass of wine, put in your hair masque, and treat-yo-self girl! You deserve it!
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OLAPLEX: Condition Your Hair Like the Kardashians

The Kardashians are famous for having beautiful, luscious, healthy-looking hair. Of course these ladies have a team of beauty gurus behind them daily who make the look fabulous, but there is one product that this famous family uses on their hair that you too can get your hands on! We all know Kim and Kylie go from dark to light pretty much over night, which is usually impossible without making your hair fall out. However, these ladies’ stylists use Olaplex, a product which rebuilds the bonds in hair which are damaged by color. This allows for healthy hair even when making drastic color changes!
Now the fear of going dark to light in a drastic way can go away! Olaplex creates a revolutionary way of coloring hair in a non-damaging way. When Kim Kardashian went blonde the first time, her hair looked so healthy and almost like a wig. She had people thinking that there was absolutely no way she could have gone blonde that quickly from the deep brown she was before.

Kylie Jenner decided to go blonde as a surprise for her 18th birthday party. Man was that a surprise! The teen went from black hair to a platinum blonde in one day and her hair looks perfectly healthy! For the amount of processing her hair went through it should have fallen out, but her stylist used Olaplaex, and it saved her hair!

Hair care and color is always evolving! Be sure to ask your stylist if Olaplaex is available for you to use the next time you go in for a color change! Trust us, your hair will thank you!
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