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Textured Mens Haircuts

Textured mens cuts and styles have been a very popular trend in barbershops and salons 

 

Scissor cut texture adds definition and volume that can be enhanced with styling.

 

For short hair, try a messy crop while textured spikes work for any length. The texture trends adds a modern twist to classic hairstyles too, adding separation and rustled finishes to combovers, crew cuts, and pompadours. Textured cuts are also a great way to beef up fine hair or remove bulk from thicker hair.

 

If you have a thick or thin head of hair, both can benefit from a short textured hairstyle. Texturing the hair usually involves a razor, a pair of thinning shears, or precision shear cutting techniques. Communicate with your barber about using one of these methods to create dimension in your hair. For thick and unruly hair, texturizing will help to minimize bulk, allowing your hair to gain shape more easily, rather than being weighed down. For thinning or fine hair, texturing helps create volume and movement, giving the appearance of a fuller head of hair. Finish the look by styling with a wax (for thicker hair), pomade (for finer hair), or texturing powder. Be sure to disperse the product evenly through the palms of your hand before working through the hair for even application. You will simultaneously look clean cut and stylish.

 

You’ll want to make sure you visit a barber with fading/shear cutting skills to achieve this look. The nape and sideburns should be faded, going from skin up to a taper at the crown of the head. The top of the hair is then skillfully blended and textured for upward and forward movement.

 

Once you have the haircut, styling this look is a breeze. After a quick shampoo, blow-dry the hair forward with an easy tassel from your fingers to gain movement and desired height. Once the hair is dry, rub a styling wax that has a little shine through the palms of your hands and work the product through your hair using the same movement you did with the blow dryer. Styling should take no longer than 5 minutes with practice, and you're off to start your day without having to mess with your hair again throughout your day, it’s that easy. Your barber should educate you on how to style your new custom tailored haircut. 

 

This hairstyle looks fashionable and does require some styling skill. Also if you're not one too want to take the fade to the skin (scalp). There are alternative haircuts to achieve this style with still leaving length on the sides. Always communicate with your barber on what your preferences are to fully get which style you desire in the haircut.

 


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9 style ideas for second-day hair

Don’t have time to wash, rinse and dry? Here are 9 ideas to take your look from yesterday into a whole new style for today! Skip the hassle of shampooing, conditioning and drying your hair, and head to work with a new look that will make everyone think you spent hours on your hair instead of minutes in front of the mirror.

 

Curl it up

Set down the curling iron and put your hair in rollers before you start your morning routine. Let the curlers do the work as you put on your makeup and grab a quick breakfast. Before you head out the door, run your fingers through the curls for a loose, soft look. Top it with finishing spray or another product recommended by your stylist.

 

Put in a ponytail

A sleek ponytail can be flirty and cute or business professional. For a more relaxed look, try a messy bun or chignon that can be accomplished in under 5 minutes.

 

Add a hair accessory (or two)

Cover up the signs of bedhead with a trendy hair scarf, headband or jeweled bobby pin. No one will know that under your fashionable hairpiece is second- or third-day hair!

 

Slick your hair back

Rock a deep side part or no part at all and slick your hair back with gel for a sleek look that seems like it took hours to accomplish.

 

Get out your flat Iron

Sleeping can leave some interesting folds, creases and flyaways when you wake up in the morning. Run a flat iron through the crazy spots to calm down your bedhead and refresh your look for the day. Apply thermal spray to protect your hair from damage before you apply heat and add a finishing spray afterwards to give your hair that just-washed healthy shine.

 

Try out space buns

If your hair is lacking in volume, throw it up into two space buns! Put all of your hair up or try half-up and half-down. This trendy look will keep the hair out of your face and give you a clean yet fashion-forward start your day.

 

Intertwine your strands

Braids are not just for kids anymore! Pull all hair to the side and rock a traditional braid or reserve a few more minutes to complete a fishtail or waterfall braid. Add a hair accessory if you’re in the mood!

 

Embrace the waves

Leave your second-day braids in overnight for effortless waves on day three. Add a little dry shampoo to remove any grease and spray on hairspray for an all-day hold.

 

Top it off with a top knot

The top knot is not only trending, but it’s easy to pull off! Comb hair into a ponytail and wrap hair around using bobby pins to secure the style. Loosen with fingers for desired sass and finish it off with spray.

 

If you have kids and your time is limited in the morning, or you are a night person that dreads leaving the covers on a chilly fall day, keep these quick styles on hand so that you look refreshed and feel confident heading into your busy day.


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5 homemade hair masks to promote healthy strands

There are many hair treatments on the market and walking down the conditioner aisle in the store can be overwhelming. Instead of pouring over ingredient labels and emptying your wallet for a tiny bottle that you hope keeps it promise, stay in the comfort of your home and simply open your kitchen cabinets. Take ingredients from your refrigerator and drawers to create a mask that will give you healthy strands as the dry seasons approach.

 

Honey yogurt mask
This trio of powerhouse ingredients will take your hair from drab to fab. The antioxidants found in olive oil promote a healthy scalp and hair growth, and honey is a humectant which helps with moisture absorption. The vitamins and proteins in the greek yogurt will help repair and strengthen hair that’s been damaged due to heat.

 

Ingredients


Greek yogurt

Honey

Extra virgin olive oil

Directions


Place 2 tablespoons of yogurt in a small bowl. Warm 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of oil in a small saucepan. Pour mixture over greek yogurt and stir until completely mixed.

 

Application
Apply mask to hair, starting from your ends. Massage into your scalp to stimulate circulation. Rinse after 30-45 minutes. This mask is ideal for all hair types, but especially for dry or damaged hair.

Coconut mask
Take advantage of the healing properties of coconut as you transform your dry strands into healthy hair that you’ll want to show off. This mask does wonders for waves and curls and the antiseptic properties of both ingredients are good for a dry scalp.

Ingredients
Coconut milk

Extra virgin olive oil

 

Directions
Mix 1/4 cup of coconut milk and 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil (more for extra dry hair) together until well-blended.

 

Application
Comb through hair paying extra attention to your ends. Wrap head in a warm towel for 20 minutes, then rinse.

 

Olive oil mask
Warm olive oil has been scientifically proven to penetrate the core of the hair fiber. Don’t fret if you get a little on your skin; rub it in! It’s full of antioxidants which makes it a wonder ointment for hair and skin!

Ingredients


Avocado

Honey

Extra virgin olive oil

 

Directions
Take 1 avocado, 1 cup of olive oil, and 1 teaspoon of honey and mix well.

 

Application
Apply the paste to your hair, concentrating on the roots and ends. Wash it off after 15-30 minutes.

 

Strawberry mask
This mask is all about strength and repair as the egg yolk contains plenty of protein to promote strong hair.

 

Ingredients


Strawberry

Egg yolk

Extra virgin olive oil

 

Directions
Puree 1 cup of strawberries in a blender. Add 1 egg yolk and 3 tablespoons of olive oil and stir to combine.

 

Application
Apply to your hair and cover with a plastic shower cap or plastic wrap. Leave in for 20-30 minutes and rinse out with cool water. Shampoo and condition after application and be prepared for a long shower as this mask can be difficult to rinse out.

 

Apple cider vinegar mask
Lemon and vinegar act as astringents which makes this mask optimal for deep cleaning product buildup and eliminating excess oils. The zinc and lactic acids in the yogurt counteract the astringents with their moisturizing qualities. If you don’t want to lighten your hair color, be careful with the lemon and dilute it with water.

Ingredients


Plain yogurt

Apple cider vinegar

Lemon

Water

 

Directions
Mix together 1/2 cup of plain yogurt, 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, diluted with 2 tablespoons of water.

Application
Apply all over, focusing on the scalp. Massage into scalp, leave on for one minute, then rinse.

 Instead of heading to the store just to be inundated by the variety of choices of hair conditioners and masks available, stay in the comfort of your home and whip up a simple but effective mask to ensure that your locks are moisturized heading into fall.


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Maintaining color between salon visits

Salon owners everywhere will tell you that your vibrant hair color is affected by how you care for your hair when you’re not in the chair. There are a few ways that can help you maintain your beautiful vibrant color between those visits to the salon. Although hair care varies by color, all can gain insight on how to keep hair vibrant and beautiful between salon visits.

 

Balayage - A style that gets better with time
Balayage is a technique that allows your hair to transition very well between salon visits. With a look like ombre, balayage creates the transition from your natural color to a beautiful vibrant color at the ends of your hair. This creates a sun-kissed look. One of the greatest benefits is that balayage can last up to 3-4 months without a visit to your salon.

 

Products that help preserve and protect
Shine treatments & hair oil
We are all aware of the damage that comes with dyeing your hair. The best way to nurse your cuticles back to health the best way to with oils and shine treatments. Smoothing your cuticles by closing them will create a vivid shine. Pro Tip: Using cold water to rinse your hair after a good washing will do the trick.

 

Touch up sprays and tools
If you just don't feel like going to the salon or just don’t have the time, you can always pick a couple of things from your local drug store. Instead of reaching for the box for touch-ups (that very seldomly matches with the color of your professionally treated hair), reach for tools like touch up sticks or touch up sprays that are extremely temporary. They are like foundation for your hair and last for around 6-8 shampoos. These tools can help you achieve your refreshed look without a serious commitment.

 

Grab a hat from your closet
This unconventional tip can help your color from fading tremendously. Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays tend to make hair either green (if you’re blonde) or brassy-looking (if you’re a brunette or a redhead). To avoid this, add a fashionable hat to your attire and kill two birds with one stone.

 

Treatment Frequency
Deep condition your hair one week after dyeing and continue on a weekly basis to keep hair vibrancy. A very popular and effective deep conditioner is coconut oil. Warm a tablespoon of coconut oil for 10 seconds in the microwave and let sit overnight for lustrous, deeply moisturized hair.

 

So if you aren't able to get into your favorite hairdresser’s chair right away, have no fear. With these tips and tools, you’ll be looking stunning all the way to your next hair appointment.


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Top 3 must-have hair products of 2018

Salon hair doesn’t have to be reserved for the day or two after you step out of the salon. With these top three hair products of 2018, you can have beautifully styled hair every day of the week and not just post-appointment. Read More

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Keep your hair bright with these 5 blonde hair care tips

It’s all worth it, of course, for those buttery strands and the way they make you feel, but once you go blonde, you’ve got to also adjust your at-home hair care routine. The following are our best blonde hair care tips to keep your healthy and gorgeous. Read More

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The Bob Steals the Show at the 2018 Oscars

Every year during awards season, the red carpets are full of hair inspiration, from updo’s to brand new haircuts and 2018 was no exception. From the tiny flowers in Haley Bennett’s hair to Lupita N’yong’s traditional Rwandan updo, the hair at the Oscars did not disappoint.

Of all the trends and lewks that stood out, there were several stars that chose the moment to debut one kind of bold, fresh new cut in particular. We’re talking about the many new bobs that saw the flash of the cameras for the first time.

While its sister cut, the lob, has been having a moment the past few years, all signs point to the shorter, bolder bob taking it on. The bob is just as versatile too, as you’ll see below. Style it loosely waved or go for ultimate 90’s-inspired sophistication a straight bob with blunt ends. Or, borrow from some of the other popular red carpet styles, and adorn it with glittery baubles and accessories.

 

Margot Robbie

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Margot Robbie debuted her bright bob on Oscars night, cut with blunt edges and styled with loose waves.

 

Saoirse Ronan

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Wearing her hair stick straight and parted down the center, Saoirse Ronan let her face take center stage.

 

Greta Gerwig

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Greta Gerwig sported perhaps the night’s shortest bob, styled in finger waves for full-on Hollywood glamour.

Haley Bennett

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Haley Bennett brought the romantic vibes with literal wildflowers in her bobbed hair.


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5 celebrity haircuts to try this sprin

5 celebrity haircuts to try this spring

Winter award season has perks beyond the beautiful dresses and dapper suits---it gives us a fresh new glimpse into the hottest hair trends of the season. Next to the renewed focus that a new year brings, a stylish new haircut can make you feel refreshed and ready to bloom all spring long.

 

 

 

Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/candacecbure/?hl=en

Modern Shaggy Lob
The perfect cut for summer and spring, Candace Cameron Bure rocks an adorable modern shaggy lob. A perk to this haircut is that it looks great styled in a variety of ways making this a very versatile cut for all types of people and hair types.

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Image Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BbXoDFGHYcY/?hl=en&taken-by=taylorswift

Natural Texture
The actual cut of your hair will vary based on its natural texture and behavior, but spring celebrity trends prove that the more natural the texture, the better. If you want to try the trend without making a drastic cut, ask you hairstylist for tips and products that work for your particular hair.

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Image source: http://www.instyle.com/awards-events/red-carpet/oscars/2017-academy-awards-red-carpet#1721268

Modern Pixie
2018 is definitely the year of sharing female confidence, and this trendy haircut follows suit. Unlike the ultra dainty pixie cut of years past, this cut is bold and confident all while being highly-feminine.

 

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Image source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Be6Xe34APor/?hl=en&taken-by=selenagomez

Grown out bob
Several celebs are currently rocking the in-between hairstyle of a grown out bob. Much like the natural texture movement mentioned above, the grown out bob lends itself to an infinite amount of hair styling possibilities. Pair this with a drastic color change to make the look even more uniquely you.

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Image Source: http://www.redbookmag.com/beauty/hair/g3111/hairstyles-for-women/?slide=3

Super Long Locks
Cuts that let ultra long locks take the stage are easily the most hot long hair celeb trend of the spring. Any color you desire will do, but pull your hair in a high and tight pony for a sleek on-trend look that is magazine worthy.


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3 ways to give your hair a break this January

This January, you’re likely in need of a break from the year and the busy holiday season — and that goes for your hair too. Read More

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Brighten up your winter hair with these amazing rainbow hair ideas

If you’ve been on the fence about this trend, we can’t think of any better reason to go for it than to brighten up your winter. Our round-up of the most amazing rainbow hair ideas. Read More

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