Welcome to Summer…Hair

Happy Memorial Day! Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and that means it’s the best time to plan our summer look. Are you ready? You will be soon: See below for tips from Ryan Nickulas of Ryan Darius Salon in New York City.

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Side knot (aka side chignon / side bun)
The side knot is easily THE most versatile do’ this season! Taking a chic side knot from poolside to a classy evening event is easy breezy. Use a sophisticated headband to tone down the wispy daytime look and you’ll be turning heads all night long.

Platinum Seamless Hair Extensions
Did you get a short cut this winter or just a hack job? Wishing you could have long hair for all those summer styles you are seeing? Semi-permanent hair extensions are the fastest and easiest way to grow your hair out! If you need a little length or simply want to add some fullness to your tired winter hair, this no damage system (no breakage!)
stays in your hair for 10-12 weeks!

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Bang Braids
The dog days of summer are around the corner and even though we can’t wait for their arrival, every girl knows what that means for their hair. Nothing zaps a great style faster than humidity so you will need to meet the humidity head on with a quick hair fix. Braiding your hair across the front of your head is a simple way to look great whether it’s 65 or 90 degrees out. Do you have thin hair that would make a wimpy braid? Grab a Platinum Seamless clip-in hairpiece to add some bulk to your braid. This celebrity inspired style has been seen on Jennifer Aniston at award shows and Lauren Conrad on MTV. Braids are an age free accessory!

By Aly Walansky

Hairstyle Gallery: Leona Lewis Hair

leona lewis hair hairstylesLeona Lewis is taking storm of the music industry and guess what her hair is fantastic.  Her diva style portfolio includes straight and sleek, corkscrew curls, and our fav the long sexy soft 2 inch curls.  See more of Leona Lewis’ styles in our slideshow.

Hairstyle Gallery: Rihanna Hairstyles

Rihanna HairstyleRihanna, a Barbados born bombshell at the mere age of 20, is taking both the music industry and her hairstylist on a whirlwind tour.  Rihanna has donned a number of Paparazzi worthy hairstyles from her current short cropped edgy style to the pin straight long soft locks.  Do not try these styles at home only a stylist can make this kind of magic. Enjoy our gallery of Rihanna hairstyles!  

Style It: Hot Pink Hair Extensions

Avril LavigneDid you ever wonder how so many people get those chunky ‘highlights’ in vibrantly colored hues of pink, blue or purple? Do they dye their hair? Hmmm… some do for sure, but I’ll bet that most are using hair extensions. If you haven’t seen any gum ball inspired extensions in your local beauty supply store, don’t worry, just buy the lightest blonde you can find and dye them yourself. Yep, this video helps us channel our inner Macgyver to create the hottest trend around for a tiny bit of cash with a few quick tips. Sometimes all it takes is a glue gun and some inspiration! Thanks Monroemisfitmakeup for showing us the way, you’re an absolute rockstar!

Hairstyle Gallery: Carrie Underwood

This hairstyle gallery features one of our favorite past American Idol contestants (turned Grammy award winning mega-star!) Carrie Underwood and her gorgeous, glamour girl hairstyles. Worn up in a bun, or with long, cascading curls, Carrie’s looks are always expertly styled with miles of golden hued, wavy hair extensions.

Having Fun with Hair Extensions

Longing for those long lovely locks? Try some hair extensions! In this video clip, Johnny Lavoy shows us how to attach hair clips (yep, a little sewing here!) to hair extensions. I’d definitely enlist a friend for this one – you’ll probably need some help sectioning and clipping the extensions to the back of your hair. Plus you want someone there to tell you how fabulous you look when you’re done, don’t you?

The Mane Clip!

The Mane ClipBusy schedules and harsh weather conditions leave our hair looking less than its best. Sad, but true. It just seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to really give our hair the attention it needs. I, too, am guilty of not properly taking care of my much deserving locks. Especially now that I’ve decided to do away with chemicals and grow my hair out, I really have to be sure that I’m doing all I can to keep my hair healthy. Like me, decide this year that you’re going to treat your hair right. So, put down those heating tools and harsh hair products that dry your hair our and try the hottest new product on the market right now, The Mane Clip.

The Mane Clip is a revolutionary new hair accessory that acts as a bridge between your hair and hair extensions. You just pull your hair back into a bun, place a hair extension of your choice into the Mane Clip and snap them together. And that’s it! No extra work… just immediate results that take your style from drab to fab in no time.

The Mane ClipUse the Mane Clip when you need a break from glued in, fused in, or sewn in extensions or braids. Or use it when you’re just looking to change up your hairstyle. The Mane Clip is a wise investment and it is definitely my go-to accessory for bad hair days. Trust me, we ALL have them. =)

The Mane clip is currently available online but will soon be available in stores. Prices range from $10 for basic colors to $29.99 for the more decorative clips.

– Talysha, Spotlight On Style!

Highlights – Hair Happenings Around the Web

Want to keep up with the latest buzz on all the hair happenings around the web? Yep, we thought so! Don’t miss these top “must-read” posts from our Beauty Blog Network of experts, they tell it like it IS!

Beauty Blogging Junkie tries out a Keratin treatment, gloss, and blowout at the Hiro Haraguchi Salon – and loves it.

Beauty and Fashion Tech reviews the Remington Style and Shine Hair Dryer with new conditioning technology.

Mischo Beauty loves Ted Gibson’s “Glimmering Gold” shampoo and conditioner in her weekly “Beautiful hair needs an expert” post.

Lipstick, Powder ‘n Paint tells us how to keep our coloured hair looking bright and shiny. Check out these products For coloured hair.

Dandruff. Yuk. Don’t worry, Lipstick, Powder ‘n Paint has dandruff solutions that work.

Styles from Fashion Week: Bionic Beauty covers Oscar Blandi’s creations.

Toya shares her hair-washing routine.

And just in case you missed it:

StyleBell uncovers What to Expect with Hair Extensions.