Make Your Hair Colour Last This Festival Season
Getting your hair coloured can take a chunk out of your wallet and eat away at your free time so it’s no wonder you want the colour to last as long as possible. Many of you will be attending music festivals this Summer and if you’ve been before you’ll know they sometimes are not the best friend for your hair colour. All that camping, changing weather and dancing to your favorite acts can take its toll so here are a few helpful tips on how to stop the fade!
1. Deep condition your hair several days before going to the salon. The better conditioned your hair is, the easier the colour will take and the longer it will last.
2. Don’t wash your hair right before you get it coloured. This is to allow the natural oils to build up so it can help grab onto the colour better. The natural oils also help to protect your scalp from the chemicals in the dye.
3. After you have your hair coloured go as long as you can without shampooing. This gives your hair time to absorb the colour completely.
4. Heat contributes to fading so use your styling tools as little as possible, and remember to use a heat protective spray.
5. Limit or avoid using styling products such as mousses and volumizing sprays as these strip and fade your hair colour.
6. Use colour treated shampoos and conditioners to enhance and maintain your hair colour.
7. Condition your hair regularly as it seals the hair shaft to keep the colour in.
Beauty Trends Summer 2013
We thought we would take a look at the most popular trends in beauty this season…hot off the runway! Again, there’s something for everyone, so ladies it’s time to update your looks and your make up bags.
Below are our Top 5 picks for the hottest must have beauty looks this Summer 2013
Natural, bold brows are all the rage this season, so pack away your tweezers ladies. Brows can be filled in with a brow pencil to add an extra punch of colour and contouring. For an earthy look, match this with a natural/minimal make-up, or make a statement with brows darker than your natural shade.
The minimal look was spotted all over the runway this season. To achieve a natural fresh faced look, apply some concealer, tinted moisturizer that closely matches your skin tone and some peach blush. Keep your eyes untouched with only a smudge of lip conditioner. Nothing can make a bolder statement than a beautiful fresh faced woman.
On the other hand a pop of dramatic colour to match the happy mood of Summer can go a long way. This season offers an array of gorgeous tones to help you celebrate the sunshine, such as ocean blue, green, purple and violets. Pack a punch by generously applying the colour to the eyes, while keeping the rest of your skin and lip tones neutral, paired with a chic up-do.
From boldly colourful, wine stained to bright orange-red and glossy natural lips, you can achieve a statement look no matter what you choose. There is something for everyone with this trend, depending on how daring you feel, add a pretty pop of red or create a dramatic look by blending some blue tones to achieve the much talked about cool aqua lips.
This nostalgic look was a popular look on the catwalk at Fashion Week as always, but this time with an air of elegance and glossiness. This look is made up of several elements – red lips, coppery tones, feline eyes with curled up lashes, and don’t forget the vintage-style hair to match.
Hairstyles 2013 – Tips for Straight Hair
It has been evident lately that the short look is being fancied by several high profile celebrities. We have seen Beyonce go for the Sinead O’Connor style shave, Rihanna choosing the teenage boy look and of course a certain former Disney Star selecting a rather rebellious look in her new music video.
Despite this somewhat catching trend, the majority of us have chosen to keep the long look and want to make the most out of it. Have your long hair looking its best by following these simple tips on getting straight hair.
The Different Types of Massage
Have you always liked the idea of treating yourself to a pampering massage session? If yes, then it is beneficial to know the different types of massages available and their ultimate purpose. If you wish to enjoy a physiological session, then ayurvedic and shiatsu are your safest bets. Ayurvedic is one of the lesser known massage types but is highly regarded in the industry. Even if you are looking for an exotic yet more relaxing massage it is also shiatsu or ayurvedic that will satisfy this. Listed below are some of the different types of massage, perfect for a day of pampering. They are:
These are just a few of the many different types of massage available. In order to make the most of your massage sessions, make sure you are not suffering from any forms of abrasions or skin rashes. It is also advised that you should also not have any dislocations or fractures if you wish to get a massage.
The latest must have trend in the fashion and nail art world is leather nails. This nail art can be easily applied just like any normal matte polish. It even looks just like normal polish initially however after the application it dries and embodies a cool leather texture.
Another new trend that is sweeping the nail art world is caviar nails. This is created by applying a base coat for your nails and matching the base colour to tiny beads that can be applied to the top of the nail for a fun funky texture to brighten up any outfit. Once a second coat of polish is applied the trick is to either dip or sprinkle the caviar onto the nail surface to reveal the desired design. Hold the beads into place for a few seconds until they have securely dried.This trend is a great tool to use to add a pop of colour to any outfit or used on one nail to excite and add texture to an all over colour.
Velvet nails are another bizarre fabric trend that can be applied to nails and it has set the nail art world by storm. The best news is that this trend can be easily created, similar to the caviar nails, by applying a base coat of polish then adding the velvet to the wet nail. The velvet is sprinkled onto the nail over a plastic sheet as the excess velvet can be reused again. The fabric should be patted down so that they stay in place with a brush to promise a lasting finish. Any excess velvet is then removed from your nails to complete this chic and ultra-modern look.
Halloween Hairstyles 2013
Halloween Hairstyles 2013
Yes, it’s upon us once again. The celebration of horror and the frenzy of fear. Halloween is the time of the year where you can look good by actually looking bad. You can let loose on your style but still dress to impress. When it comes to your Halloween hairstyle, the crazier the better. From big frizzy hair to sleek up-styles, there are plenty of hairstyles to try out this Halloween. Whether you’re dressing up as a zombie or a wrecking ball, these Halloween hairstyles will get you set up for the big night.
Wild With Style
This is a look that you normally wouldn;t be caught dead with. However, it is Halloween and the look of death is a common feature. Some of you may wake up in the morning looking like this and therefore dont need to put any work in. For those of us who arent so lucky (thank god), the best advice would be a mix of a blowdry, a hairbrush and of course some hairspray for volume.
If you want a look that wont scare the kids, then try out the Fairy Princess. Youll want to have your hair looking its best for this though so a recent trip to the salon is advised. The look in the picture will require slightly shorter hair but long hair is also feasible. Start off with having your hair straightened. Move on to a bun and plait either side of the head, tie together with a ribbon or flower of your choice and youre flying (pardon the pun).
This style is for those of you who want to look scary but chic. We call it. wait for it.. Scary Chic. Okay, okay, not the most original but at least it rolls off the tongue. It comes with a mix of devilishness and sexiness. Looks great on darker hair as it really brings out the red highlights. If you’re a blonde then a similar streak of black highlights works as well. Get ready to rock the night and slay those vampires.
It’s certainly a popular look so we said we’d add it in. If youre planning to turn up to the Halloween party as a ballerina or even a cast member of Downton Abbey, the ballerina bun will be a main feature. An up-style will do the job very well especially as it will stay in place through all that dancing, treating and tricking.
Enjoy the night.