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IT’S TIME TO ACCESSORIZE (CATHERINE ZETA JONES + DOUTZEN KROES + BELLA HADID)

In our last blog we briefly touched on hair accessories but they are going to be huge in the upcoming year so lets talk a bit more about them. Often times you can feel like your hair is lacking something. It just didn’t curl right that day or you’re due for a cut. It’s time for a color appointment and your bangs are in your eyes. Don’t stress I have a couple hair hacks for you while still being stylish and on trend. Lets dive into a few ways you can incorporate them into your everyday looks.
As we’ve mentioned countless times the revival of different time periods has been a major influence in fashion as well as hairstyles. Scrunchies were best remembered for their times wrapped around the ponytails of 80’s sitcom stars. You’re thinking Saved by the Bell and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, right? Close, but not quite. Think the same hair accessory but more modern. We won’t be pairing this hair tie with big perms and teased bangs. Instead, think of a low loose pony like the ones pictured below from the runway this season at the Mansur Gavriel show. This look is effortlessly cool while being super low maintenance. Catherine Zeta Jones is another perfect example of how scrunchies can be made chic, modern, and truly used as an accessory. In the photo of her below, she opts for her coat, sunglasses, and scrunchie all in a deep wine color for a stunning monochromatic look.
Two gorgeous examples of a take on the modern scrunchie
Catherine Zeta-Jones & Mansur Gavriel 2017 Show

Remember how we talked about grown out bangs? Bangs are great while you have them but growing them out can be an absolute pain. After a while they turn into an awkward length and you’re unsure of how to style them or get them out of your face. Barretts are back and better than ever. Basically just glorified bobby pins these hair accessories can make you look fashion forward even if you are just trying to keep your hair out of your face. Barretts were huge on the runway this year as well, see the photo supermodel Doutzen Kroes from the Versace Spring 2018 show below. The golden clips add a perfect accent while keeping the hair away from the face and looking sleek and clean.

Doutzen Kroes’ eye makeup compliments her golden accessories beautifully
This last accessory is a last resort so don’t pull this one out unless it is a complete disaster of a hair day. Hats have been huge this year and will continue to keep their place in the fashion world heading into the new year. Whether it be a classic baseball cap, a newsboy hat, or even a beret, you can still have style with minimal effort. Hats can really top off an outfit and push it over the edge so don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and experiment with a new style.
Bella Hadid rocking the ultimate cool girl look- pairing her leather beret with red lipstick and vintage shades

THE BIG BANG (JUNO TEMPLE + SIENNA MILLER + ZOOEY DESCHANEL)

With the new year approaching you might be starting to feel a bit drab and dull, like you need a change. What better way to put a little pep in your step than with a new hair style? If you’re really feeling like stepping into the new year with a new look, I have one word for you…bangs. Bangs can totally transform your current style into a new one and give you an entirely new look. Now, don’t think you have to go full Bettie Paige, there are many different types of bangs so keep reading to see which is the best fit for you.
If you have curly hair you might have gone your whole life thinking you don’t have the right hair type for bangs. News flash…there is no right hair type for bangs. No matter what texture of your hair there is a fringe for you. Instead of trying to straighten your bangs, embrace your natural texture and wear them curly! Juno Temple has been rocking curly bangs in her new TV series which is set in the 70’s. We have talked previously about how in the revival of the 70’s is right now so this look is right on trend. Simply add some curl cream to your damp hair and blow dry with a diffuser for soft and defined curls.

Juno Temple doing curly bangs the right way
Next lets talk about bangs where you don’t have to fully commit. If you’re not ready to make the drastic cut try these curtain bangs, pictured on Sienna Miller below. There is just enough bang to change your look but not too much where you can’t style your hair differently. This style of bang is extremely versatile and can be worn straight across or side swept. If you’re not feeling your bangs or don’t have time to style them you can easily push them to the side or pin them back.
Sienna Miller wearing the curtain bangs – the bang without the commitment
Now it’s time for the real deal. I’m talking the straight across blunt bang. Not many people are brave enough to make the cut. These bangs typically need to be styled every day to keep them looking clean and fresh. It’s best to style these type of bangs with a round brush so you get a little volume and they aren’t sitting flat on your forehead. Dry shampoo is a must with this hairstyle, stash some in your bag for a quick way to freshen up on the go.

Zooey Deschanel is queen of the blunt bang

Nourish Your Hair from the Inside Out:

 

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.
Do you have a favorite food that helps with nourishing your hair? Tell us about it! Tag us on Instagram @johnfrancisbeauty and tweet us @jfrancisbeauty!