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4 Haircuts You Should Try at Least Once in Your 20s

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These Adorable 4 Haircuts Will Make You Want to Grab the Scissors!

When you are in your 20s, there is a lot of experimentation and exploration involved in all aspects of your life. When it comes to your hair, this should also be a time to get your hands on a variety of haircuts. You are more daring to try haircuts you haven’t tried before to see which one looks best on you.

But if you want to avoid the embarrassing and laughable memories regarding your hair, here are some haircuts you want to try that is flattering for all ages, not just for those women in their 20s. You might even find the haircut you’d stick to until you reach your 40s.

The Razored Lob

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The Wob or Wavy Bob was one of the hottest hairstyles of 2014. However, the razored lob also garnered a lot of attention for its chic but edgy appeal. But despite the popularity of the lob or long bob, a lot of women were still skeptical to jump on the bandwagon. Here is a welcome reality, though – a long bob is a universally flattering haircut. There are also several styling opportunities for this particular haircut. Hence, you should give it a try at least once when you are in your 20s (or even women in older age groups).

One way to style a razored lob is through a messy ponytail or updo. But if you want to achieve maximum movement for your hair, go for a shoulder-grazing haircut with the ends gently razored. It looks a bit sleeker but the razored ends render the shape your hair needs. Use a texturizing cream to create separation in the ends for a soft, not spiky, look.

Mid-Length with Layers and Bangs

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Like the long bob, this is one haircut that will suit a lot of women. Do not be intimidated by the idea that you need to have perfectly beautiful face in order to showcase this haircut. It is all about the internal layers and perimeters that will ensure this haircut will look good on anyone. The trick is to leave the top layers of your hair longer than the layers of hair underneath it. This is also a great haircut for women who have trouble with their hair falling flat so easily. It is a good trick to add volume and movement to your hair.

Long, Sleek Hair

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straight and sleek

For such a long time, long and sleek hair has been relegated to runway looks for models. But this used to be a pretty common haircut that has been made alien by most women’s desire to have perfectly wavy hair. If you have naturally straight hair, let your hair grow long and wear it down. It is a nice way to showcase your shiny and healthy hair. This is also a versatile cut that would suit any face shape, not just the women in their 20s. At the same time, this is a great haircut to try if you want to camouflage your round face shape.

Softened Pixie

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softened pixie

A pixie cut is something that not all women dare to try. However, if you do, it can be a powerful expression of your individuality and style. This is a great haircut to try while you’re in your 20s, if you would dare to try it at all. It is a versatile look and infuses a youthful vibe to your aura. To soften a pixie cut, make sure that the top part of your hair is longer. Soften the edges around your ears and back so it looks feminine. It is also easy to style on your day-to-day: simply apply a lightweight styling cream and work it into your hair for a bit of texture. You can also style it in a number of ways – go for a deep side part or add sweeping bangs (great for concealing your forehead).

Which of these haircuts have you not tried before yet?

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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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Pomades, Waxes and Hair Pastes

Knowing the Difference Between a Pomade, Hair Wax and a Paste

Every where you look, in your favorite fashion magazine, daytime drama or the Pinterest hair boards, short hair is everywhere. Cute pixie haircuts to messy shags, shorter styles are in and are here to stay. Every woman I know that has sat in her hair stylist’s chair and said “Let’s go for it!” and chopped off her lovely locks has adored her new found style. Until that is, until it came time to style her hair.

If a proper consultation was not preformed while you were sitting in the chair. By consultation I mean that you were not taught how to style your new ‘do nor told what products would work best, worry not. We’ve got you covered on the products that work best for styling your new short haircut.

Hair Wax

Hair Wax

In the past, hair waxes had more of a watery consistency, now you will find many waxes are a creamier consistency, which means it usually offers a firmer hold with a medium to high shine factor, such as OSIS FlexWax (a good choice if you like to play around with your product). For best styling results use on dry hair for hold, texture and separation.

Pomade

Pomade

Depending on the brand, Pomade’s can be a cream base or a water base, with a medium to firm hold factor and a low to medium shine factor. *some lines offer high shine such as American Crew Pomade and AG Waxx High Shine Pomade. For best results, use on dry hair, for hold, separation and /or texture.

Hair Gel

Gels

Gel hair products have a watery consistency. Hair gels are available in all hold factors, from soft hold to extreme hold. Gels can be used on wet or dry hair and can be used to add volume and hold. Some Gels are alcohol free = less chance of flaking, such as KMS Hair Stay Styling Gel.

Hair Paste – a thicker, creamier consistency. Most Pastes will offer a high/strong hold factor with little to no shine, such as KMS HairPlay Molding Paste and Joico Flex Control Pliable Paste. Pastes can be used on wet or dry hair – depending on the style you are trying to achieve. Use on wet hair for slicked back styles, on dry hair for separated, pieced styles.

Hair Molding Clay

Hair molding clay is thick in consistency. Hair moulding clays offer a high hold and matte finish (no shine), such as Joico ICE Erratic and Sebastian Craft Clay. Clays can be used on wet or dry hair. The product should be emulsified well into your hands before applying to you hair. *if you like to play around with your style and product – a clay may not be your answer.

Conclusions

Matte equals no shine, but is pliable and easy to work with and apply. Waxes and Pomades with a high shine factor, use too much of the product and your hair will look greasy. Clays offer a great hold factor, they are not always the most pliable. Alcohol free products have less chance of flaking.

All products will list their hold factor/shine factor on the back of the packaging. All Salon Professional product lines have websites with great tutorials and styling tips for your new found short haired self. Happy styling Beauties!

Contributing author Sara Stancu is “That girl in the red coat”. Sara is also the manager of a salon and retail shop with over 20 years of customer service and sales experience. Her tell it like it is approach is aimed at educating and enlightening clients, stylists and salon owners. She has also been the woman locked in the bathroom hating her hair. You can follow Sara on her website That Girl in the red coat and Twitter.

 



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How To Create Taylor Swift Loose Curls

How Taylor Swift’s Loose Curls Can Get You Noticed

Taylor Swift with that beautiful head of long curly hair every gal envies, looks like a bohemian princess and has a voice to match . . . Don’t you just hate her?

I didn’t  r e a l l y  mean that now, but some girls have all the luck. I mean like that naturally beautiful, naturally loose curls. Back in the 70’s and 80’s, when spiral perms were the big thing, the long curly Taylor Swift hair is exactly what every long haired woman wanted. The problem was that with long, spiral curly perms came frizz and sometimes uncontrollable volume. You’ve seen pictures . . . think Rosanna Rosanna Dana. And since we all want the Taylor Swift hair we haven’t got, salons were full of straight haired women paying their dues and trying to wrestle their hair into submission. If you have naturally straight hair you would be better to stay away from chemical treatments that try to take your hair to the opposite extreme.

Taylor Swift Loose Curls

If you have hair with some wave and body in it, you can get the Taylor Swift hair look. One easy fix is to invest in hair extensions. Hairuwear by Ken Pave’s and Jessica Simpson are hot right now. They are easy to put in and take out with just three clips, they look real and they are priced right. Price ranges from $45.00 for synthetic to $200.00 plus for real hair. If you want long soft cascading loose curls or long curly hair see how easy it is to do here. Thick, coarse hair may require a body perm. Fine to medium hair can be coaxed into lasting loose, curls with Texture Fusion by Scruples, a perm done on sponges. You can style it by simple scrunching or you can use a curling iron.

Taylor Swift Loose Curls

Step By Step DIY Taylor Swift Loose Curls

If you have long wavy hair with body and are willing to do some hair styling, this method works great!

  • Use a volumizing shampoo and follow with a conditioner you like.
  • Spray a root lifter on roots and use a volumizing mouse, styling spray or gel if you like.
  • Blow-dry smoothing the cuticle.
  • Mist with a thermal active spray.
  • Starting at the nape, clip hair up dropping 1″ horizontal sections down at a time.
  • Using a 1″ or 1 1/4″ barrel curling iron, wrap hair around barrel starting close to the scalp in a spiral motion leaving ends out to curl last. This will allow the hair to be curled evenly throughout its entire length.
  • Gently drop without pulling out the curl.
  • Mist curls lightly with finishing spray before dropping down next section to be curled.
  • Drop down sections, repeating above till done.

Your ends shouldn’t be frizzy if you make sure to get them cleanly covered with your curling iron. But a light smoothing serum used by rubbing it into your palms and coaxing the ends down with your fingers will also do the trick.

Taylor Swift Loose Curls

Here’s How to Give Your Hair a Texture Boost

I for one, am glad to see a return to more feminine hairdos of soft curls. These hair dos will work with many face shapes, hair types and hair designs. Hair styled in big loose curls, whether they fall over the shoulders or are swept up in a messy “bed head” do for weddings and proms. Bobs are going soft loose curls too. Wavy bobs, a fresh look with movement for short hair, can be created at home using a three-barreled waving iron Whether it’s naturally curly or not there is plenty you can do to take texture center-stage.

  • Curly hair grows wider and higher from the scalp than straight strands, so make the most of it with layers that add fullness and shape.
  • Let your hair stylist know how long you want hair to grow and how much time you’ll spend styling it. Then, let him or her make suggestions.
  • The less you manipulate curl, the better. For healthy shine and shapely curls, try the new oils, which treats hair without going greasy or building up.
  • To add texture to straight strands, always think lightweight and touchable when choosing a styling product.
  • Whether you’re adding ringlets, making waves or reshaping natural texture, remember that the size of the tool equals the size of the curl.
  • Use large rollers for volume, medium-sized curling irons and rollers for true curl, and pin curls, finger-styling and rag or sponge rollers for natural, non-uniform-looking curls and waves.

See more on loose curls and stay current with what is happening with the celebs follow our Pinterest Celebrity Hair and Curly Hair boards.

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