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Beyonce Pictures, A Tribute

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Beyonce Pictures That I Never Tire of

1. Get Me Bodied.

Beyonce’s long, wavy locks are full of body and give her the appearance of effortless style.

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2. Beyoncé in Bangs.

These flattering, face-framing bangs are so feminine.

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3. What Runs The World? Curls.

She is Sasha Fierce, especially when she wears this super curly style parted right down the middle.

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4. Love A Woman.

This retro-inspired style is a nod to Josephine Baker and countless other strong, talented women who blazed a path before her. The look is simply timeless.

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5. If I Were A Boy

If I were a boy, I’d fall in love with this look… but as a woman, I adore the permission Ms. Carter gives us to put our natural beauty on display.

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6. Flawless

Here, Queen B proves that “Flawless” is not only the title of a song, but an entire look, complete with a beautiful flower on the side.

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7. Drunk In Love

We’re not only “Drunk In Love” with Beyoncé herself, but this short, ombre style is running a close second.

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8. Irreplaceable

Here, those bone-straight locks are “Irreplaceable.”

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9. If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put A Ring On It

…or at least a scrunchie! Low maintenance, high style.

 

These Beyoncé pictures prove that no matter what style she wears, she always looks stunning!

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Tips to Give Extra Life to Ombre Hair

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Keep Your Ombre Hair in Tip Top Condition

Ombre hair has been a hot hairstyle trend in the past year. But while the hype may have simmered down a bit, it continues to be a top favorite for women who want to update their look without cutting their hair. Ombre hair is definitely a stunner and a look that captures attention. However, any form of bleaching or double processing will take its toll on strands in the long run. Therefore it’s of utmost importance to give hair proper maintenance and care to ensure that you not only make the colors last, but also keep hair looking healthy and vibrant.

Three Essential Rules

In general, there are three rules you need to observe when it comes to caring for ombre hair:

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Rule #1: Invest in products designed for color-treated hair. Make your life easy. Most importantly, opt for a shampoo and conditioner formulated for color treated hair. In addition, avoid products that contain sulfate as an ingredient as it is the surest way to leave your ombre color looking dry and flat.  It can also make your hair brittle with continued use. Hence, you need to opt for a color nourishing formula to keep your ombre looking good as new.

Rule #2: Undergo regular deep conditioning. Weekly deep conditioning is your ombre hairs BFF.  This will give those treated locks some much needed moisture. Deep conditioning is the best way to add moisture back to the hair that was lost during the color process. Deep conditioning protects the color and keeps hair looking shiny and soft.

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Rule #3: Always use heat protection when heat styling. Thjs is a preventative step that should be included in everyone’s styling routine,  ombre hair or not.  Continued use of blow-dryers, flat-irons, curling irons and hot rollers take a toll on hair, especially chemically treated hair.  A heat protection spray will serve as your line of defense against damaging heat.

More Expert Hair Care Tips

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Here are tips from industry experts to make the most of your ombre hair, as well as best practices to care for it:

• The key to achieving a natural, fresh ombre look is to opt for soft tones that are closer to your hair’s base color. It makes the color seem all the more natural due to the illusion of a seamless transition. Ombre hair is not the same as dip-dyed hair. Focus on achieving a more natural looking color.

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• A great trick for achieving a modern vibe to your ombre look is to avoid lightening the ends of your hair. Instead,  work on certain pieces of hair to achieve a multi-dimensional effect. Add extra life by varying the tone and intensity of the color as you go from the roots to the ends.

• Do not over lighten the ends of your hair. The ends are old and more fragile than the rest of your hair and they are susceptible to breakage. Find a fortifying hair product to protect your hair from possible damage. A good nourishing product will keep your hair looking soft and shiny.

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• Undergo a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week. It does not mean that only a certain portion of your hair is treated that it does not make it prone to dryness. It is important to maintain moisture to keep breakage at bay.

What is your best hair care tip for ombre hair?

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Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Avoid Puffy and Frizzy Summer Hair

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Frizzy Summer Hair Tips

PROBLEM: Your hair resembles a steel-wool pad: puffy and frizzy.

HOW IT HAPPENS: Curly, coarse, and chemically treated hair is often moisture deprived, so the cuticles on each strand are raised, making the hair more porous This type of hair absorbs moisture from the air, which makes the hair shafts swell up. The result: big, unwieldy hair.

TO FIX IT NOW: Fight frizzy summer hair with a moisture blocking styling cream or serum, like Arrojo Defrizz Serum ($14, www.arrojoproduct.com). Look for products with silicone or oil to smooth and slightly weigh down hair. Rub a quarter-size dollop between your hands and work it through the strands.

TO PREVENT IT NEXT TIME: Get the right cut. Layers, which add volume, encourage poufiness in the summer Ask for a blunter cut, which holds down the ends and reduces the fluff factor. Make sure your hairdresser cuts with scissors not a razor, which thins out hair, making it prone to frizz.

  • Keep hair hydrated. Use an oil treatment to seal cuticles so hair can’t absorb moisture, says hairdresser Abell Oujaddou. (Try Molton Brown Hair Treatment Oil, $30, http://www.moltonbrown.com) Apply from roots to ends, leave in for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse well.

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