Tag Archives: glamorous

It’s time for some hot air!

2 Sep

The seventies are back, baby.

This fall, fashion is going glam with trends that are tweaked from the seventies. In the summer, we saw the emergence of maxi dresses and skirts, platforms, sequins, jumpsuits and rompers, big floppy hats and statement jewellery. Well, this fall is no different and adds fur trims and vests, the return of flared pants, and earthy tones. And the hair is beautiful.

When the humidity dies down, consider retiring the high buns, braids and beach hair to go retro – pin straight hair with a middle part and voluminous, soft blowouts are in… and we couldn’t be happier. The spotlight is on long, shiny and bouncy hair that is easy and manageable for everyone.

If you already have straight hair, this is easy peasy – just part your hair in the middle, use a frizz-fighting, high-shine serum and you’re done! If you have a slight wave, it may be time to embrace the flat-iron. But don’t worry. It’s not scary. Make sure you apply a heat protecting product before using your hot tools and go by small sections. And to limit damage to your hair, it’s better to turn the heat up on your flat-iron and run it over your hair only once rather than over and over again at a lower setting.

If straight is too boring for you then consider the bouncy blowout. Use a round brush and mousse to get lots of volume when blowdrying. You may also use a flat-iron or hot rollers to add some curls and oomph to your do, set with some hairspray, and voila! Instant glam.

Considering the deliberately messy and low maintenance hair of the spring and summer, adding some style to your tresses is a welcome change and it looks fabulous with the colours and textures that will be seen in the next months. So bust out those hot tools, brushes and rollers… we promise you’ll feel gorgeous.

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A close shave..

9 Jul

Usually anything involving a woman and a voluntarily shaved head signifies a punky or edgy, hard style. You would never connect a shaved head with a beauty queen or glamorous startlet. Or would you?

Although a few stars, including Demi Moore and Natalie Portman, have sported shaved heads because of film roles, rarely has it become trendy, and even more rarely been considered feminine.

But lately, the undercut has appeared, not only with pixie cuts and bobs, but with long, flowing waves accessorizing vampy make-up and evening gowns.

Edgy, but feminine, the undercut is definitely a trend for the more adventurous and those with facial structure to die for. It adds interest to what might be just another long mane of hair or typical pixie, but still keeps enough hair to play with to be feminine – especially if you have gorgeous features to highlight.

What do you think? Can the undercut be considered soft, or will it always look harsh and punky?