Today’s Hair Trends

Victoria BeckhamPeople are always asking me what is new in hair. They may not want to participate in a trend, but they want to know what it is.

The Posh Bob is the most recent nationwide trend that has enamored Average Jane.

 The last one was the Rachel Shag!

Now, I want you to go out on a limb and guess why.

It is because these hairstyles can be tweaked to be flattering on lots of different faces!

So it is this observation that leads me to my next comment about hair color trends.

PINK.

Every day my blog stats tell me that people are searching for pink hair.

Really.

Every day.

And I am here to tell you that in the land of non-traditional haircolors, pink is the stand-out winner.

Go out on that limb again and ask yourself why.

Because pink is a color that can be tweaked to be flattering on lots of different faces!

And it has the added bonus of being considered “cute” as well as “sexy” and when pushed into fucshia, “edgy” or “funky.”

So you see, pink is the crayon color that Average Jane can pull off (in bits and pieces) and still is unconventional enough that when applied with a heavier hand is acceptable in the alternative cultures.

Add to that the changes in technology that enable us to make a pink color that actually lasts, and you have a winner.

There are even websites ALL about pink hair!

Now, this dabbling in the crayon box is nothing new.

Those of you who are old enough to have been doing hair or getting your hair colored in the eighties might remember getting a Cellophane. This was a Sebastian product that gave a bright deposit of color and was often used to make a boldly colored streak. My Aunt Cindy (a blonde in her twenties at the time) had a dusty blue streak. I thought it was very cool!

So here we are in the 21st century and we have done every natural color to death.

Blondes are blonde, browns are brown and reds are red.

But every shade can incorporate pink.

Live a little.

Remember the cardinal rule of haircolor: If you don’t like it, we can always cover it with something darker.

– Aura Mae, Get Some Hairapy!

Backstage with Redken

A quick behind the scenes at Fashion Week with Redken. This video showcases the current hairstyling trend that relies on sparing spritzes, center parts and non-glossy, dull hair texture. The look is not overly done or polished, just simple and chic!

Modern Curls with Kerastase Oleo Curl

Stylist Tommy Buckett discusses the latest celebrity hairstyling trend: Long, loose curls. He’ll also discuss three different types of curls and introduce you to the Kerastase Oleo-Curl product line. If you have curls, you’ll love Kerastase – it’s one of my favorites for managing curly locks!

For styling tips on creating these curls, check out these Curling Iron Tips from a Pro.

-CurlyBelle

Wrap a Belt Around my HAIR?

Sometimes a simple idea can make a super stylish statement – and this tip turns out to be a great look with minimal effort! All you need is a stylish and comfortable, flexible belt that can perform double duty as a headband. Fast and cute, we love that!

Hair Loss and Women

Before menopause, about 13 percent of women experience hair thinning. After menopause, reporting of the problem from women increases to about 37 percent. A common type of hair loss in women is androgenetic alopecia, which is related to hormone levels in the body.

There’s a large genetic predisposition, which may be inherited from the father or mother. Another important cause of hair loss in women is a condition called alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that affects more than two per cent of the population. In this, the hair follicles are attacked by white blood cells.

What is with the “Circle of life?” I mean, sometimes it all seems like one sad, cruel joke.

We start off as tiny babies, who can barely even do anything worthwhile. Well, that is unless you count drinking milk, crying, sleeping and pooping worthwhile. So maybe the crying part is pretty cool. We then progress to the stage of adulthood, which goes well for a while, but then something happens. We begin to deteriorate. Yeah, that’s what I said, and you know what I mean. Our bodies have trouble staying fir, our metabolism slows down significantly, our teeth get yellow, wrinkles appear on our faces, and our hair falls out. What in the heck is this all about? Soon we’re back in jumbo sized diapers and barely walking.

However, there are things we can do to prevent and even treat most of these things. Well, except maybe the jumbo sized diapers. You’re on your own with that one. But dilemmas such as tooth decay, weight gain and hair loss can be dealt with accordingly. Now, women’s hair loss may be a whole different subject.

What do you know about women’s hair loss? Sure, you are probably thinking to yourself, it’s the same thing as men’s hair loss. We both have heads that are covered with hair, but then one day the hair falls out. Granted, this is true.

Women’s hair loss is certainly not as common as men’s. One of the commonest forms of hair loss in women (and men) is a condition called telogen effluvium, in which there is a diffuse (or widely spread out) shedding of hairs around the scalp and elsewhere on the body. This is usually a reaction to intense stress on the body’s physical or hormonal systems, or as a reaction to medication.

Causes of Female Hair Loss

The MSNBC Today Show’s: Natalie Morales talks with “Today”  One cause of hair loss in women can be hormonal imbalances. Having an overactive or under active thyroid gland may cause thinning hair. Treating the thyroid disease will usually help this type of female hair loss. Hormones can also cause hair loss if female hormones (estrogens), are out of balance causing women’s hair loss. However, if the hormone imbalance is corrected, the hair loss should stop.

Child birth may result in sudden hair loss in women. It’s common for many women to notice hair loss after pregnancy – immediately 3 months after they had a baby. This too, is caused by hormones. But this is not something to worry about. During pregnancy, hair shedding during the normal hair cycle is retarded in by high levels of hormones. Once the hormones have returned to pre-pregnancy levels, this extra hair is shed with the normal cycle of hair growth and loss returning over time.

Hair Loss from Menopause and Hormonal Therapies — causes of female hair loss can come from hormonal therapies such as Progesterone, a female hormone that inhibits the development of a new follicle. Hair loss and menopause are commonly linked and result in thinning hair in older women. Before menopause, about 13 percent of women experience hair thinning. After menopause, reporting of the problem from women increases to about 37 percent.

One thing that is a sad truth regarding hair loss is the stereotype. It’s a casual deal when men lose their precious dews. Indeed it does suck, and any man would prefer to keep his hair throughout eternity, but if it should decrease or go away, the man learns to deal with the burden. Society doesn’t really pick him apart or call him a loser. It’s far too common for that. However, what about women’s hair loss?

Have you ever given women’s hair loss some serious thought?

The general public does not see this affliction as normal in any way. In fact, many women are virtually ostracized for losing their beautiful locks. It’s just one of those features that’s a crucial part of being female. Society has made it this way. Regardless, women’s hair loss is a problem for some. Fortunately there are more hair regrowth treatments available now days to deal with this burden.

-Credits: Herbal Nourish Natural Alternative Hair Loss Treatments

P.S. Check our our thinning hair section for some essential hair loss hair care.

So Long, Straggly Hair!

Lindsay LohanIf you ever wonder how celebrities get such long, thick hair, or if you want to grow yours out, there’s an easy, cheap fix that can put your hair heads and shoulders above the rest (sorry, couldn’t resist the cheesy pun;)

For a well-spent 10 bucks a pop, you can get a month’s supply of hair and nail vitamin supplements that can work wonders. I had never been able to grow my hair much past shoulder length without it getting really stringy, not to mention just stop growing. But with a helpful tip from my stylist at Van Michael Salon and a quick trip to my local drugstore, I was on my way to much longer, healthier hair.

I used Folicure hair and nail supplements and now use Aphogee supplements, and they both worked surprisingly well for me. I was skeptical of any miracle cure type things, but these puppies actually do make your hair grow fast!

My hair has grown at least 6 inches in a year and seems healthier overall, with more shine and less breakage. It takes a few weeks to see the results, but I noticed how fast my bangs grew out and realized how well it works. You can get these or other brand supplements at drugstores, GNC, or Amazon.

-M, from M-Stylefile Blog

Celebrity Hairstyle Slideshow: Gwen Stefani

Superstar Gwen Stefani has so many different hairstyles, she can teach us all a thing or two about taking risks and having fun with our hair color and style. This video showcases many of her signature looks from ponytails, buns and updo’s to straight and sleek, glamour goddess, rocker chic and more. No doubt Gwen’s look is always fabulous….