Finding Emo: A Scene Hair Slide Show

Yep, more Emo hairstyles, everyone is asking! Want the 411 on Emo hair? Get the scoop here.

2008 Bridal Hair Tips and Trends

Half Up-Half Down Pinned CurlsHalf up/Half down is the hottest new style! All brides and bridesmaids are very into it for 2008. Brides are wearing their hair pulled back piece by piece to resemble a loose French braid, but with pinned curls, while bridesmaids are only getting the top pulled back with loose flowing curls hanging down. That is definitely the trend!

A lot of brides have veils, which will never go out of style… but the newest hair accessory, believe it or not, is a bracelet! Brides are purchasing elaborately decorated bracelets and using them like tiaras. It’s a great idea – bracelets are a beautiful accessory and are much easier to work with than a standard tiara. Bracelets are more flexible and conform to the style and head shape much easier.

As for picking a style for your wedding day, my biggest suggestion would be this… Make sure you are comfortable wearing the style. If you normally wear your hair down, try to incorporate some hair down on your wedding day. If you are not used to having your hair up, you may feel uncomfortable going all up on your wedding day, and that is the last thing you want.

Just a tip! Make sure that you are keeping up with your haircuts. A regular trim will keep the ends from splitting and eliminate frizz.

For the day of your wedding, purchase a small bottle of hairspray to keep with you in case of an emergency or just to calm fly-aways. As a gift to my brides, I give them a small emergency kit to keep with them that day.

– Jamie Kreit, Baltimore Bridal Hair

Hair How To: Classic Bridal Updo

Are you looking for your wedding day hairstyle? This tutorial video will show you how to create a classic updo in no time….here comes the bride!

-StraightBelle

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

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….

Celeb Style: Queen Latifah

Queen LatifahLong or short, curly or straight, Queen Latifah’s hair always gets an A+. I love her hair in this picture, it’s so shiny and healthy it practically sparkles as bright as her future. For hair like hers that is heavily textured and difficult to straighten try an FHI Platform Flat Iron. The super-smoothing powerhouse has state of the art Nano-Fuzeion technology that combines Titanium, Titanium Oxide and Silver to work together to seal in the hair’s natural moisture and shine while smoothing each strand into silky serenity. If your hair needs a little boost, prepare it first with some Beyond Straight Temporary Straightening Glaze to get your hair straight enough for a queen.

Expert Advice for New Hairdressers

Aura Mae from the Get Some Hairapy! blog offers her best advice to new hairdressers on how to be successful in the industry.

1. Find a salon where you can stay. It is better to spend a little time job hunting than to jump into a place that isn’t a good fit. Every time you move salons you will lose about half of your clients. Yes, really.

2. Show up on time (and on time means early!) every day. You can’t build a client base if people can’t count on you.

3. Keep detailed records of every client visit. What did you do to them? What chemicals did you use? What product did they purchase? How did it turn out? Use a notebook, or my personal favorite: a PDA.

4. Be honest with the IRS and every other governing body. Declare (and pay taxes on) all your income including tips.

5. Continue learning. There is more to learn after you leave beauty school than what you learned there.

6. Watch successful hairdressers. See what they do. Emulate them. When they are away from the clients, ask them questions about their techniques and philosophy.

7. If you are at all interested in being a good hair-colorist, order the American Board of Certified Haircolorist’s study portfolio. Reading it will make you a better colorist, even if you never want to take the exam.

8. Know when to say “no.” “No” is not a dirty word. If a client wants something that shouldn’t be done or is outside your abilities, don’t say you can do it! Nothing sucks worse than getting in over your head and having to fix something you have screwed up. (Example: Client has been using black home hair color for 10 years and now wants to be blonde. There is no color you can do that will make her blonde. Solution: Cut off as much hair as she will allow, then keep it short until the previous color has grown out. Then she can be whatever color she wants!)

9. Subscribe to all the trade magazines and web sites. There is no shortage of cheap and free education and inspiration available to you. If you can’t find them, leave me a comment and I will help you out.

10. Keep the drama out of the salon. Your clients care more about what you know and how you are going to use that knowledge to help them than they do about what club you went to last night and how hung-over you are. Don’t party on a school night. If you like to go out, please so do us all the favor of saving it for days when you are not on the schedule for the next day! It’s tacky to have a self-inflicted illness on someone else’s time.

11. Do the housework. It takes a lot of back-stage work to keep the floor of the salon running smoothly. Do the dishes, clean the color bowls, sort out the old magazines and tear the foils. Make yourself useful. Trust me, the day goes by faster when you stay busy.

12. Offer to help a stylist who is running behind schedule. People appreciate the help, and it helps you to become part of the team.

13. Ask for help if you need it, but don’t be needy. Do what you can on your own, but if you really need help, it’s better to ask for assistance than to screw up!

Credits: Get Some Hairapy, Aura Mae