Unforgettable Vintage Hairstyles

These iconic vintage hairstyles that I’m about to go through with you are going to make you want to call up your salon, and make a hair appointment right now!

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The bob has been voted the most popular hairstyle of all time. The bob cut is a short haircut for women, in which the hair is usually cut straight around the woman’s head at about jaw-level.  Typically when you see someone sporting a bob haircut, they have bangs in the front to go along with it. The bob cut was popular in the 1920’s & the 1960’s, & has even come back recently. Look to Katie Holmes, or Selma Blair for modern-day bob followers.

The pixie crop haircut is timeless, and for the girl who wants to get noticed. Mia Farrow is one of the first American women to steal our hearts with the look. Many leading ladies have chopped their locks, causing a bit of controversy over the years. Think Kate Moss in the nineties, & Victoria Beckham seems to always be rocking a version of the pixie crop.

The Marilyn Monroe hairstyle is blonde locks that curl under around the bottom edge that ends just below the ears. It’s 1950’s vintage Hollywood glamour. Typically short length and curls all over that add body and bounce to otherwise fine looking hair.

The beehive is a woman’s hairstyle that looks like a legit beehive on top of her head.  It was developed by a woman named Margaret Vinci Heldt of Elmhurst, Illinois in 1960.  Heldt has said, “It grew bigger and bigger, and higher and higher; it didn’t just stay a beehive. It was appealing to short women who wanted to look taller.” It has come back many times since the 1960’s. One name comes to mind when I think of the beehive, and that name is Amy Winehouse.

Feathered hair was super popular in the 1970’s. Full bangs and sides that curl back with a curling iron held vertically are very reminiscent of 70’s hairstyles. Farrah Fawcett made this look famous back in the day. The 70’s also made long straight hair with no bangs, and an off center part popular.

Big hair big back in the 1980’s.  There was a lot of ratting going on, and a lot of strong hold hairspray being used. Think frizzy, wild, and almost like a lions mane. Hot rollers may be the starting point to get big hair, followed by ratting and back combing.

In case you don’t know what backcombing is, it’s basically when you tease or rat your hair. It is a way to comb your hair and create volume, as well as certain hairstyles. It is often used to create big hair, and beehives.

These are the hairstyles that keep coming back again and again. I personally am and always have been a big fan of the bob, but who knows maybe one day I’ll get the urge to try out one of the other styles. Maybe it’s time to get out the hairspray and start teasing. In my opinion, change is always good, and what better way to make a statement than to do something new to your hair.

Written by Rebecca from Chillisauce Hen and Stag Parties, who specialise in the organisation of stag do packages and hen weekend ideas.

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Seven Steps to Salon Perfect Hair Colour

Many women enjoy changing up their hairstyles and hair colours to create a fresh new look, but may not enjoy paying the expensive prices charged by salons. By knowing about different types of home hair products and how to use them correctly, you can have the salon perfect hair without the expense. Whether just touching up existing hair colour or going for an entirely new look, the perfect colour can be achieved right from the comfort of your own home.

 

1. Picking a Product

When colouring hair at home, it is important to know about the types of formulas available. Liquid hair colours are the most popular, but may drip and can be very messy. New, non-drip formulas are available to prevent hair colour from dripping on surfaces or onto the skin. Hair dyes that are available in mousse forms are popular and easy to use. The mousse is easily applied to hair, coating each strand for perfect coverage. Some hair colour products come with built in applicators that look similar to combs to ensure even coverage throughout the hair. Some hair colouring products may also be made for specific hair colours or hair types. For those who need gray hair coverage, dyes are available that easily conceal gray hairs. It is important to read the packaging of the product to determine the best product to use at home.
2. Evaluate Your Level of Expertise

For beginners, it is easier to go with slight changes over dramatic changes. For those who have never coloured their hair at home before, going a shade lighter or darker or adding highlights or low lights will help them get the hang of colouring their hair without a dramatic change. Once a person learns the basics of colouring their hair, they can go much further with their home hair colour, going several shades lighter or darker.

3. Choose the Level of Commitment
Home hair products last for different lengths of time. Permanent formulas are available for those who want a long term commitment with their new hair colour until it is recoloured or grows out. Semi-permanent and demi-permanent colours last for a number of weeks before washing out, great for those who want a new colour without being stuck with it. Temporary colours wash out in just a few washes, allowing a person to experiment with new colour before fully committing.

 

4. Preparing the Workspace
When dying hair, it is important to have an area set aside for this purpose. Make sure that all surfaces are covered, as well as protecting the skin with a thin layer of petroleum jelly to avoid staining from home hair colouring products. Since many products contain strong chemicals, the area should be well-ventilated.

5. Follow All Instructions
Before beginning the process of colouring the hair at home, a person should make sure that they have read the instructions completely through. Since hair dye is a chemical, it can cause serious damage to the hair, skin and eyes if used incorrectly. Knowing the instructions before beginning the process is mandatory, in case an allergic reaction occurs. All instructions, especially processing times, should be followed exactly for the best results.

6. Expect the Unexpected
When following the instructions, hair colour should come out beautifully. However, sometimes hair colour may be darker or lighter than expected, or all hair may not have been covered with dye, resulting in two-toned hair. By being aware of these situations and knowing how to handle them, panicking can be avoided. Hair that is too dark may lighten up after being washed. Hair that is too light may need correcting through using a toner to get the shade just right. For those who didn’t cover all of their hair, purchasing more of the product and enlisting the assistance of a friend will ensure that all hair gets coloured perfectly.

7. Taking Care of New Colour
It is important to deep condition after colouring the hair. Since it is a chemical process, hair can become dry and damaged. Using a good deep conditioning treatment can prevent this from happening. Purchasing a colour-friendly shampoo and conditioner can extend the life of new colour, letting it stay brilliant and beautiful for much longer. When following all of these steps, it is easy for anyone to get the salon beautiful hair colour that they have always wanted, all at a fraction of the price.

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All About Hair Extensions

Hair extensions can be an excellent way to get length without taking the time or effort to grow your hair out. They aren’t without their disadvantages, however. Extensions must be properly applied and maintained carefully to keep them in good condition and avoid damage to your natural hair. They can also be costly, rising in price if you choose longer or better quality extensions. If you’d like to add gorgeous length to your hair overnight, you’ll need to consider a few things before jumping in.

Long Blond Hair Extensions

 

1. Application Methods

Hair extensions come in a few basic types: sewn, woven, glued and clip styles. Sewn and woven extensions produce the longest-lasting, most natural-looking results, but they take a lot longer and tend to cost more. Glued extensions are less expensive and easier to apply, but are appropriate for a limited range of styles only. Clip extensions are best if you want to add length for just a short period of time and are concerned about cost or hair damage. They produce a very temporary result that must be styled carefully to hide the clips, but work well for special events.

2. Hair Types

Extensions can use different types of hair, too. Natural human hair is the most authentic-looking, but also the most expensive and difficult to care for. This kind of extension can be easily dyed, highlighted, cut and styled just like your natural hair. In many cases, natural hair extensions require extra conditioning to prevent breakage. Synthetic extensions, such as kanekalon, are much less costly and do not dry out as easily as easily, but are harder to cut and style. They also often have a shiny appearance that keeps them from blending in with your own hair. Stick to these extensions if you want bright, artificial colors such as pink or blue, or if you intend to wear your extensions part-time.

3. Cost

The cost of hair extensions varies by the salon, the amount of hair applied, the type of hair and the technique used to apply it. Clip-in extensions can cost $10 to $15 for simple synthetic color accents, or up to $200 for natural human hair extensions for most of the head. Having more permanent extensions applied at the salon costs between $400 and $800 for a partial head and anywhere from $1,300 to $4,000 for natural human hair applied for volume and/or length. In general, sewn or woven extensions cost more and bonded or glued extensions cost less.

4. Damage

Hair extensions aren’t necessarily damaging to your natural hair, but they can cause serious problems when misapplied. If your stylist puts a woven or sewn set of extensions in too tightly, it can result in a problem called traction alopecia. The tension on your natural hair causes it to fall out at the roots, resulting in thinning hair or a receding hairline. The wrong care can also produce damage. If grease or dirt are allowed to build up on your scalp, you may suffer from itching and irritation. You could also develop flaking skin. Wash your hair gently and condition it thoroughly to keep your natural hair in good condition while you’re wearing extensions. Always make sure you choose a stylist who will put the extensions in carefully to prevent any hair loss. Avoid extensions that are heavier than your own hair, since they’re more likely to put stress on the follicle.

5. Maintenance

Hair extensions can be treated much like your own hair, but do require some extra care. For instance, brushing your hair requires a special brush or comb made to avoid damaging the bond or the new hair. Gentle shampoos keep the hair from drying out or the scalp from becoming irritated, while regular conditioning with a light product keeps all your hair soft, supple and healthy. Since extensions can be difficult to untangle, consider sleeping with them braided or in a bun to reduce knotting. Every few months, you may need to go back to the salon to get the extensions reapplied, since they will migrate down your head as your natural hair grows. Colored extensions may need periodic touch ups as well.

 

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