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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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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Around the colder months formal events seem to come up a lot more often and sometimes it is difficult to figure out what to do with your hair! Don’t worry because we have got you covered! Choosing your hair look really depends on your outfit choice, so let’s take some tips from some of our favorite, stylish celebrities and get started!
The Up-do Look:
An up-do is a style that we automatically think of for a formal event. There are so many beautiful options when it comes to an up-do, especially when you want to show off a low-back dress or top or a sparkly detail on your outfit! Sleek topknots, boho-inspired low-buns, and intricate curled styles all fit this category! You just have figure out which style matches your outfit the best! Jennifer Lawrence is definitely our up-do inspiration! This gal has rocked everything from sleek to boho and we love them all!
The Braided Look:
are always a fabulous option when you need to add a little something extra to make your hair stand out and “pop” a bit! If you are wearing a sleek fitted dress, why not rock a gorgeous fishtail braid down your back with some whips pieces framing your face? If you want a more subtle braided look to tone down a wild outfit, you could also go for a crown braid with some soft waves. Blake Lively always has the best braided hairstyles when she hits the red carpet!
The Sleek Look:
If you want to go with a look that is simple, but still sexy, why not go with the sleek look? You can rock this look straight or curly, but the key is to have no frizz or fly-aways. This look is perfect to balance out a loud outfit or party dress, and your gorgeous shiny hair will stand on its own! The Kardashian gals are definitely the queens of this look!
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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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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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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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Over the past few weeks we dove deep into the Color Series, but now it is time to talk about nourishing and conditioning your hair to keep your color looking amazing! The need of summer is near, and your hair might be a bit beat from the sunshine and saltwater/cholorine, so it is definitely time to nourish your hair from the inside out. Healthy hair comes from within, so we are going to show you exactly what you can do to get healthy hair from the inside out. Our favorite gal Gwyneth Paltrow is the perfect example of healthy, glowing hair (+skin!), so let’s jump right in.
Drinking water is definitely the number one element in having healthy hair from within. Not only will it hydrate your hair and skin, but it will also make your hair softer and easier to style. If you are hydrated, your hair will definitely reward you by looking shiny and gorgeous.
There are also certain foods that contribute greatly to your hair’s health. These include kale, blueberries, sweet potatoes, and almonds.
Kale helps with hair elasticity, making it stronger and less prone to breakage. It also helps stimulate blood circulation to your hair, which promotes hair growth.
Blueberries are super rich in vitamin C, which means that they help your scalp produce its natural oils, in turn acting like a natural conditioner.
Sweet potatoes contain tons of vitamin A which helps with dry, brittle hair. The omega-3s promote growth and nourish the hair follicles.
Almonds have lots of Vitamin D and Magnesium, which will decrease hair fall out. Who wouldn’t want less hair fall out?! That sounds amazing.
If you still feel like you need a healthy hair boost give vitamins a try. The vitamin complex MSM, which can be found at any health food store, is a hair,skin, and nails vitamin that works wonders. Using Gwyneth Paltrow for inspiration, and following her example if healthy eating for glowing hair and skin will leave you shining from the inside out. Healthy hair is beautiful hair.
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Taking care of your hair is the key to having healthy, gorgeous looking color. Incorporating certain products into your beauty routine will certainly turn up the volume on your hair and make you look hot for the rest of the summer. A few of our favorite celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Kourtney Kardashian ( as well as the rest of the Kardashian and Jenner gals) have a few favorite products that they swear by, and we cannot wait to share them with you. These girls always look flawless from head to toe, but their hair is always something that stands out the most. Their hair looks shiny and healthy, and that can truly only come from within.
Jennifer Aniston + Living Proof
You may have seen Jennifer in recent advertisements for Living Proof haircare. It turns out that she truly believes in the products and recommends them to all of her friends. Her go-to product from the line is called Night Cap. It is a deep conditioning, overnight hair-mask treatment that was created by MIT scientists. No wonder it works. Jennifer says she wakes up with her hair feeling healthy and refreshed. Want to give Living Proof products a try? You can find them at Sephora, and we would love to hear your thoughts.
Kourtney Kardashian (+ the Kardashian/Jenner gals)
One of Kourtney’s favorite products is the Joico K-Pak Reconstructing treatment. She uses this intense hair mask once a week when her tresses start looking a bit dull. She claims the best part is the smell. We can’t wait to give this one a try. Another one of Kourtney’s hair care favorites is the Fekkai Glossing Creme. This product adds shine and a healthy glow to your hair, without weighing it down. What more could you ask for?
Kim Kardashian claims to love Olaplex for a really deep condition. She says that when her hair is feeling dry or damaged, she will sleep in the Olaplaex treatment and her hair feels so much better and healthier in the morning. The Kardashain/Jenner clan have also been known to use good ole’ coconut oil on their hair too.
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Crazy Colors are always showing up all over the celebrity world. Dying your hair an unnatural color can be a fun way to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Celebrities like Demi Lovato and Nicole Richie are known for being out there and bold with their looks, so crazy colors suit their personality very well, but celebrities like Hilary Duff, who are a bit more quiet, use the color change as an opportunity to be bold. Now, whether you want to try this look out for a week or a few months, we have a solution for you.