Writing a Guest Post for Hairstyle-Blog.com
We appreciate your interest in being a guest writer for Hairstyle Blog! We depend on our guest bloggers to provide our readers with a breadth of knowledge they wouldn’t get elsewhere. Our editorial parameters are very narrow. At this time we are accepting articles only from professional hair stylists or beauty professionals.
When writing your post, here are some things to keep in mind:
Exclusive to Hairstyle Blog: The article you submit to us must contain totally unique content. No part of your content should appear on the Internet on any other location other than Hairstyle Blog.
Blog topic: Our reader’s primary concern is ‘ending bad hair days’. Any topic that helps a woman look her best and improve her self-image will be enormously popular. Our readers love practical tips and ‘how-to’s’, so if you can show them how to end their struggle with fine hair, for example, you will be very popular with our blog readers.
Topics we are particularly interested in right now include:
- Second Day Hair
- Hair Texturing
- Hairstyles for Thick Hair
- How to Buy the Right Hair Color Product
- Hair Ratting Tutorial
- Texturize Hair
- Permanent Hair Color
- How to Select a Great Hair Brush
- Celebrity . . . What was she thinking?
- New product reviews
- Salon War Stories
- Mistakes you see customers making
- What is hot in your salon
- What is controversial in your salon
- Technical stuff about hair
- Something you’ve learned in your last training seminar.
Tone of blog: Be yourself! Picture yourself having a casual conversation with a client as you are cutting her (or his!) hair. The reader should know something at the end of the article that she didn’t know before about making herself more glamorous or ending her hair styling frustrations. But at the same time the reader delights in being entertained.
Our Fashionista readers enjoy a sassy, edgy “hair stylist in the know” tone. Don’t be afraid to lighten things up and use a little street lingo and certainly, humor. Humor can make an article come alive. An article that goes viral and becomes a “must share with my friends” and gets lots of likes, 1+’s, and thumbs up are articles that both inform and entertain.
A great title is a must here is a resource for writing a great title.
Post length: As long as is required to get your message across, but no longer than 600 words. Say what you need to say, using your own style and voice, without a lot of repetition and clichés.
Formatting: Please submit your content in Word or plain text format. Other things to keep in mind are:
- No bold type within the prose. Bold is the written equivalent of yelling!
- Subheadings: Please bold these to make them stand out.
- Links: The easiest way to denote a link within the body copy is to put brackets on either side of the URL. If a link to your own website is relevant to the content, you are welcome to include it, but don’t overdo it. We cannot overstate that it must be relevant to the content of your article.!
Editing: We reserve the right to edit all posts that appear on Hairstyle Blog. Our intent is to make every post as successful as possible, so don’t be offended if we modify your article slightly for SEO purposes.
Images: Images add personality to the post, break up the text and grab attention. Liberal use of images is strongly encouraged. Copy and paste the images into your article or send a URL link and we will insert appropriate SEO anchor tags.
Article credit: We are happy to high light you, your product or service, or your blog. Your article must have a human author, not a company. We need a one or two sentence bio, include how long you’ve been in the business and what you think your specialty is. If you can provide us with a picture that puts on an even more human touch.
Please provide your own bio. Your byline will appear at the bottom of the post and should be a sentence or two in length and a maximum of 2 hyperlinks. Subtlety is best, so please, no hard selling! Sorry we cannot allow outbound links to non-relavant pages. We are about hair, fashion, beauty and women’s issues if your link is not to one of these topics we won’t include it. But by all means include a link to your salon. And we do encourage your to put in links to your Twitter feed, Facebook or Google+. It is also a good idea to provide a picture of yourself. Here is a an example of my byline, use it as a guide in preparing yours.
If you have any questions, please get in touch via our contact form.