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Trendy Hairstyles for Winter 2011

Trendy Hairstyles for Winter 2011

When it comes to hairstyles, we have seen a variety of different things in the last few years. There was a time when stick straight hair was popular. Just this past year, it was popular to scrunch your hair for that fresh off the beach look. However, this year is taking a complete different turn.

Instead of unnatural looking hair and styles that can potentially damage your hair, this year is making an emphasis on your natural hair. That’s right, natural curls, straight hair, wavy hair, no matter what kind of hair you have, this year it’s stylish and considered very trendy.

Karina Smirnoff Natural Looking Hair

Karina Smirnoff Natural Looking Hair

You can also emphasis your natural hair as well. For example, if you have naturally curly hair, you can use texture cream or gel in order to make sure that your curls stay in (it also makes them a lot less poofy when you let it down). You can also leave them as they are. For waves, you can braid your hair and take it out and see if it makes it look wavier; it’s up to you what you would like to do as far as hair goes.

On the other hand, bright colors have also reached a peak as far as hair color goes. Some of the hottest hair color trends are bright hair colors such as fire engine red and lime green and even bright blueberry blue. These colors are best paired with dark hair, but also work very well with blonde or even red hair. (Keep in mind that unless you are a natural platinum blonde that you will definitely need to have portions of your hair bleached.)


CUTE SUMMER HAIR STYLES FOR CURLY HAIR

CUTE SUMMER HAIR STYLES FOR CURLY HAIR 2010

Having curly hair can be a pain in the rear. Sure, you see all the stars with their hopelessly immaculate curls that look sooo adorable, but the problem is that most of the time, they don’t have natural curls or they have tamed them to the degree that they are the fat, bouncy curls that don’t get knotty quite as quick as other curls.

Either way, it is quite the pain. But that shouldn’t put you down—there’s loads of things you can do with curly hair to make it look more adorable than it already is! After all, a mane of bouncy beautiful curls gives you a youthful, fun loving persona. Who wouldn’t want that?

1. Barrettes. This might seem a bit confusing, but honestly, all that you have to do is gather your bangs how you would like them, and clip them to the side. Barrettes are also great for capturing a few stray curls that have escaped from a bun—and they add a little bit of femininity to any hairstyle!

Rihanna Summer Curly Hair

2. Buns. Buns work on almost anyone. If you don’t mind straightening your hair, you can create very interesting, multi-textured look. For example, you could sweep all but the forelock of your hair back into a bun and secure it with an elastic ponytail holder, or a scrunchy if you prefer. Then take the forelock and straighten it as much as you possibly can, using your preferred product. (Hair spray can work, but if you’re sweating, it may end up washing away the hair spray and result in more curls.) Then sweep it to the side and secure with a bobby pin or barrette.

3. French braids. French braids work on pretty much any hairstyle. They take a bit of work, but with a little bit of effort, you can take your unruly mane and tame it. French braiding your own hair is difficult, but it can be done. The best way to do so is to watch someone else braiding their hair or someone else’s and visualize the steps. It also might help to look up a tutorial that goes through it step by step and watch at the same time. Once you have it down in your mind, begin to practice. It takes a while to get your braid tight enough to stay all day, but it certainly can be done!


HAIRSTYLES FOR LADIES OVER 50

Diane Keaton

HAIRSTYLES FOR LADIES OVER 50

When looking for a hairstyle for women over 50, the long hairstyles somehow do not seem as appropriate as when you were younger. Many ladies over 50 find that the short to medium length look is their best bet. Some of the hairstyles that look great on women over 50 are chin length hair that is straight but can have a little body or curls added, short naturally curly hair, a classy yet sleek ponytail pulled back low on the neck and a short cut just above the shoulders.

Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone

These cuts can be worn in various ways and depending on what type of hair you have, whether it is curly or straight, can be worn that to suit your face shape. If you want a style that is not too long and not too short, the hairstyle that is perfect is that of the one Glenn Close wears. It has bangs that cover the forehead with the bottom ends flipped up and out. The hair is parted off to one side at the top of her head and is a simple yet modern hairstyle.

Another great over 50’s hairstyle is the classic ponytail. It’s not just for a weekend look anymore, but a classy and sophisticated look if you still work in the office. The hair can either be parted down the middle, parted at the side or even swept back evenly from the front to back and held with a stylish and embellished ponytail holder. The low ponytail gives the more professional look and if desirable can have a few wisps or tendrils that fall around the face.

If you have curly hair, you can use your natural curls to your advantage and part your hair down the middle and then take the very back part and brush it back to where you have a half part down the front part of your hair. Soft loose curls fall to each side of your head and can be accentuated by using a curling spray product to add shine and hold the curls. The best curly hairstyle for women over 50 is the one that is just above the shoulders.