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Sexy Hairstyles That Men Can’t Get Enough Of

Of course the most important thing is that a hairstyle boosts our own confidence, making us feel sexy and stylish, but it does feel good to capture a man’s attention while we’re at it. While it’s definitely fun to experiment with the trendiest haircuts and wild hair color techniques, most men have simple taste.

As women, we love to express our personal style through our hair, but we also don’t mind capturing the attention of the opposite sex while we’re at it. Not all men are created alike, but after talking to ten different guys about their favorite hairstyles for women, we did find that they all gave the following five hairstyles two sexy thumbs up.

Sexy Hairstyles

Romantic Waves

Firefighter, Jeff (age 32), said that he “loves when women wear their hair down and wavy.” We happen to agree that a romantic wave is not only super popular hairstyle this spring and summer, but is definitely an ultra feminine and sexy look. Use a flat iron to create waves for medium and long lengths, or, use a large barrel curling iron around 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Finish with a working spray like Paul Mitchell “Worked Up” for light hold and shine.

Sexy Hairstyles

Sexy Hairstyles

Soft Layers

Not only is this look easy to maintain and versatile, but it definitely makes it on the “sexy list” for men. Soft, wispy layers offer movement and volume to short, medium, and long hairstyles. Restaurant manager, Daniel (35) explains,”I love it when a woman’s hair is soft and moveable.” Opt for soft layers to achieve a natural, touchable looking hairstyle. Enhance the look of your layers by applying volumizing mousse to towel dried hair, and round-brushing with a blow dryer.

Sexy Hairstyles

Sexy Hairstyles

Bold, Blonde

“The blonder the better,” according to personal trainer, Karl (33). Most men would agree that platinum blonde can be sexy, stunning, and irresistible. Cool blondes are a super popular look this season, and a fun and edgy color choice. But if you’ve never strayed to the blonde side before, be sure to ask a professional hair colorist if this would be a flattering choice for you. If platinum blonde is too drastic, you can always lighten your look with a few face framing foils.

Sexy Hairstyles

Sexy Hairstyles

Classic Style

When men think of “sexy”, often they’ll think of iconic women and their famous hairstyles.”When I think of sexy hair, I can’t help but think of Marilyn Monroe,” Nathan (doctor, 32) explains. We agree that sometimes the sexiest hairstyles are simple and timeless. For a night out consider channeling Audrey Hepburn with a dramatic bun, or sexy volume and wave like the irresistible Marilyn Monroe.

Sexy Hairstyles

Sexy Hairstyles

Au Natural

“I like it when women look like themselves, for example, I like nothing more than when my girlfriend wears her hair natural and wavy,”says waiter Adam (age 24). Not only is natural texture easy and carefree, but men love this casual and effortless look. Instead of torturing your hair with a flat iron, try adding a little Bumble and Bumble Texture Creme and blow drying it with a diffuser. Your hair will appreciate the break, and your man will love your natural sexy look.

Sexy Hairstyles

My 13 Best Tips For Sexier Hair

  • The number one secret to beautiful sexy hair is a healthy diet. Hair is a reflection of your overall health. Take a multivitamin, and don’t forget about protein . . . It’s what primarily comprises your hair.
  • Get started with the right haircut. It should flatter your face and work with your texture. Be sure to tell your stylist about your hairstyling routine, so you get a look you can reconstruct. Nothing makes hair behave every day like a fabulous haircut!
  • Need to make your blow dry last? Shampoo every other day with non-stripping Balance by James Joseph. Now, clip the front of your hair up and away from your face at night. Use a butterfly clip . . . or lots of itty bitty ones, with small teeth that are less likely to leave an indentation in your hair. This keeps your hair off your scalp and prevents it from getting too flat or greasy.
  • Want an instant shine boost and a sleek style without static and flyaways? Put your conditioner in the fridge before use. At a lower temperature, conditioner instantly seals the cuticle.
  • The Middy, or mid-length, swingy bob is your best go-to haircut. It’s like the little black dress of haircuts. That’s because it works for any texture, and uses minimal layering to frame the face. The blunt ends should be slightly concave to add more movement. That way, you can go wide at the sides without looking matronly or having curly locks turn into a bubble.
  • Hat hair is flat, not fab! For a quick trick, spray Static Guard on the inside of the hat (wear one with a looser band or a cap, and avoid wool). Blow-dry your hair, then finish by misting Elnette Hairspray from L’Oreal on your brush and smoothing it over the strands before your hat goes on. For fuller styles, slip a silk scarf over your hair before you put on your hat.
  • For shiny, healthy-looking hair, treat your color like its special, Blondes: Get regular protein and conditioning treatments, they help maintain your color and strengthen your hair. If you’re a brunette, don’t be ordinary, be extraordinary! Ask your hair stylist for dimensional hair color, then have a high-gloss shine treatment. Redheads, natural or otherwise, demand the most TLC. Deep-condition regularly.
  • For healthy hair and scalp, Argan Oil is the latest craze, because it has high levels of Vitamin E and 80%fatty acids, which make it healing. I like Rusk Deep Shine Oil Treatment because it’s great for adding shine and protection to many hair types, plus its delicious scent is hard to resist.
  • Don’t wash the ends of mid-length to long hair as much as the roots. I ask clients to wash their roots every other day and the ends only about twice a week. Shampoo is designed to strip and will dry your scalp and hair faster than any styling product, especially if your hair is color-treated. You can still wet and condition every day. Not only will your hair look, feel, and behave better, your color will last longer and curls will be better defined and frizz-free. If you do see oil between shampoos, use a dry shampoo at the roots.
  • Did you know that many shampoos remove just 50-60% of product? That’s why I love ERASE. Leave it on for 3 to 5 minutes to banish all build-up, your color will be brighter and your newly exfoliated scalp healthier.
  • Fine hair is one of the hardest hair types to keep looking great. To add volume, towel-dry, apply a lightweight gel or mousse at the roots, then comb through. Flip your head over and blow-dry until your hair is 75% dry, this creates a foundation for volume. Then use a round brush and wrap medium sections under. For a smooth look, continually roll the hair through the brush to add polish and bannish frizz. Once hair is dry, take sections, roll the hair in the brush, hold it, and apply hot, then cool air for 10 seconds, this sets the hair in place. Once you’re done, you can leave it smooth or flip your head over one more time and blow it around for a bouncier, less perfect look.
  • For bangs that behave, mist a medium-hold hairspray onto a flat brush, then work it through the fringe, directing it as desired. This will allow the “hold” to penetrate the section, rather than superficially cover it with misted-on hairspray.
  • Color shines up any shade! For the best looking color, let go of big, chunky highlights and embrace subtlety. Think little-kid, natural highlights. Sun-kissed is sexy, especially once the weather turns cold.

Next time you’re looking to catch a guy’s eye, consider trying something soft, classic and natural.

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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2015 Hairstyles; A Little Bit Naughty

Trendsetting 2015 Hairstyles Will be Slightly Naughty

You’ll find us Harlots dancing together and goofing off at our salon in Venice Beach, CA, but we are quite serious about the upcoming trends we see and are creating. We are fond of saying that the trendsetting 2015 hairstyles are combining upscale with just a tad bit of naughty! With the perfect, slightly naughty haircut, any woman is ready to rule the world. As we head into holiday season, I’ve rounded up three sexy looks for all of you lovely ladies to rock day-to-day or for a special occasion. One of these ‘do’s ought to tickle your fancy.

Expensive Boho:

2015 Hairstyle the expensive boho

Calling all free-spirited flower children! Do you desire a color change but aren’t ready to commit to a totally different hair color? The expensive boho is the look for you. This style combines authentic color blocking to create a very posh hairstyle. It’s hair chalking for grown ups. You can’t go wrong with this look, no matter how short or long your hair is.

To style:

  • Dye a couple of thick sections of hair a drastic, pastel color. Don’t worry about getting the dye placement perfect. The more uneven and unnatural, the better.
  • Create heavy waves with a thick barrel curler.
  • Tousle those strands so the color meshes in the hair.
  • Add some flowers in your hair for a truly bohemian look.

Gypsy girls, this look is to dye for . . .

Lazy Fringe

2015 Hairstyle the lazy fringe

Summer is long gone, but don’t fret, my dears. You can still get lazy, beachy waves with this style that I call the Lazy Fringe. It’s uber low maintenance, so skater chics and beach bums with medium-length hair, this is the look for you.

This trend brings edge to the forefront with unique hair color, shape and texture. Sex it up!

To style:

  • Keep the natural color at the roots and paint a worn-in, artificial tone at the ends.
  • Cut your bangs to a longer fringe. I’m all about adding a sultry addition here and there to styles and these bangs are totally bangin’.
  • Texture the shape to marry all of the elements together. I can sense love in the air!

I adore a lackadaisical look that doesn’t try too hard but is still risqué, what about you?

Strong Bob

2015 Hairstyle the Strong Bob

Naughty sistas with a charming side, take note. I present the strong bob . . . a classic bob with a twist, so it’s perfect for anyone. Yes, I mean you!

Make it uniquely you by upping the ombré game to your favorite soft-hued color and setting the part on a different side of your head than where you normally have it. This look is so versatile and fierce, perf for flip-flopping from work to happy hour. I’ll meet ya there!

To style:

  •  Cut your hair to the collarbone and let it dry naturally.
  • Weave cut the hair. First, determine where you want weight, volume or looseness. Then take a thin slice of hair and weave your shear scissor back and forth through the slice.
  • Slightly close your scissors and backpedal to the head. This technique allows the texture to come alive on its own. Weave cutting is great if your client wants to keep their hair one length but also wants volume on the crown.
  • Color the ends a pastel color, which will look stunning against natural hair color, trust me.

It’s called a strong bob for a reason. Now go out there and rock it!

These trendy 2015 hairstyles are NOT for the weak of heart. Don’t just turn heads, ladies. Break necks. These looks will make you stand out in all the right ways, so what are you waiting for? Indulge me: I want to see your interpretation of these ‘do’s! Snap a pic and tag me on Instagram: @kokentheharlot.

Marylle Koken
Contributing author Marylle Koken is owner of The Harlot hair salon in Venice, CA is an accomplished professional and celebrity stylist. As an industry trendsetter, Koken takes her skills around the world with Wella Company and Sebastian Professional Educating hair stylists. Koken still manages time in her hectic schedule to work on exclusive Los Angeles clientele. Koken’s salon The Harlot has been voted as the #1 hair salon in greater Los Angeles by InStyle magazine.

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The Ultimate Blow Dry Tutorial

The Blow Dry Tutorial That Blow Dry Bars Don’t Want You to Know About

The best thing for your hair is to let it dry naturally. But of course, that’s not realistic . . . especially for women with fine hair, most of whom are addicted to the master blaster, with good reason; it’s the ultimate volumizer. If you do blow-dry all the time, at least take a break on the weekend, when you can condition your hair and give it special care. Leave-in conditioners everyday and a deep conditioning treatment or hot oil treatments also help to take the strain off over-processed hair.

To do as little damage as possible, follow these ground rules. If your hair is curly, use a diffuser, which not only helps hold the curl but also diffuses the heat. Also, keep the blower at a low cool setting as much as possible, and hold it four to six inches from your head.

Blow Dry Tutorial

Get the Right Hair Dryer

Not all hair dryers are not created equally. So what makes the grade in my book? The size, the weight and a cool button. A hair dryer that’s light, not too heavy is important. I don’t like hair dryers that are too big. A cool button is important to me . . . you can touch up your look by pumping air back into the hair. A 1,200 to 1,500-watt dryer is powerful enough for most women: if your hair is thick or coarse. You may need 1,700 watts. Experiment with a diffuser or nozzle attachment, I’m addicted to nozzles! They direct the heat when I want to get the hair really straight and smooth, and they don’t ruffle the cuticle.

 

Blow Dry Tutorial

Buy a Good Hair Brush

I use mostly round brushes on myself, I prefer a Denman brush, which boasts rubber-coated bristles. If I want the hair to be really, really straight, I use the brush at the roots. The rubber grips the hair and allows you to really pull it taut. If you are able to get the first two inches from the roots straight, the rest of the hair will follow. And if you don’t, watch for that mid-morning natural wave to bounce back!

 

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Use a Really Good Volumizing Product

But, take inventory of your hair texture and pick a volumizer that best suits your hair type.

 

Blow Dry Tutorial

Section Your Hair Off

There’s a reason why stylists section their clients’ hair when blow-drying . . . it provides more control with the brush as well as tension, heat and airflow. Here’s how to achieve smooth, shiny results, just like you get in the salon.

  • Divide your head into four quadrants and use large clips to hold each section in place as you blow-dry.
  • Hold the brush in your writing hand and the blow dryer in the other on, keeping them about 1/2″ apart.
  • Position the dryer parallel to the brush . . . Never put the nozzle directly on the brush, as it will burn the blower motor out, damage the brush’s bristles and burn your hair.

 

Blow Dry Tutorial

Be Careful Not to Over Dry Your Hair or Style Too Soon

85% is the magic number, over drying can strip your hair of essential moisture, bounce and elasticity. Don’t start styling your hair with a round brush when blow drying until you get about 85% of the moisture out of your hair first, so it’s just damp. One result of over drying hair is a lot of static.

Blow Dry Tutorial

Blow Dry From Roots to Ends

Start by gently blotting your wet hair with a towel. Then, hang your head upside down as you blow dry from roots to ends. Don’t blow into the hair, or you’ll ruffle the hair cuticle. You want to keep your cuticle lying down smoothly. As you are turned upside down, you are giving your hair added volume, and when hair is 85% dry, get out that brush and put some shape in that style.

 

Blow Dry Tutorial

Dry the Bottom Layers First

Start at the back and dry the under layers first. For straight hair, always direct the blow-dryer down toward the floor: this smooths the hair and prevents frizz. Lean over and blow-dry at the roots to give your hair volume. To add height or volume to the top of your hair, lift the hair from the roots with your fingers (or use your round vent brush or paddle brush) and blow-dry at the roots. For wavy or curly hair, hold the diffuser into the hair (with your head straight up) and work your way around your head, from bottom to top (do not use a brush).

Blow Dry Tutorial

Smooth the Top

When the under layers are dry, use your brush to shape the top layer. Put the bristles against your scalp, turn and lift back small sections of hair, and curl them under until dry.

 

Blow Dry Tutorial

Curl the Ends

Take your brush and curl the ends under. Brush through and follow with the blow-dryer directed toward your hair. Finish styling with a shot of cold air, which “sets” the style and makes your hair shinier.

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