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3 Edgy Medium Hair Styles in 1 Cut

Reinvent your medium hair style with this multiple personalities irresistible look

For those of you who have grown tired of wearing the same old bob hair style you’ve worn forever, and want to make a quick change, you can easily make the transition into a look similar to this one. This medium hair style converts easily from an inverted bob or regular classic bob hair style. The ‘bob’ will never, never, ever go out of style, it just get’s a new tweek now and then, and this is but one more rendition of this ageless hairstyle.

Who says medium hair styles need to be repetitive or monotonous? It’s hard to say what I love most about this look, the color is drop dead gorgeous, and the cut can be coiffed to look funky, chic, or somewhere in-between. The beauty of this head-turner is there are 3 very distinct looks with just one haircut!

modified bob medium hair style

The Cut

The cut is what I’d call a modified bob. The back (everything behind the ears) is pulled back and cut blunt at the nape of the neck. The sides are left slightly longer. The hair is long, layered on top and the perimeter is chipped in to soften the edges. The bangs can be cut in any way you like.

The Color

There’s nothing like a bombshell red hair color to make a fashion statement! We’ve recently seen dynamic red hues like this one catching on like wildfire. However, these daring shades aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and they certainly are not for the timid. Vibrant hues such as these, pack a powerful punch and the ladies who wear them turn heads where ever they go.

Who can wear it?

The hair color shade shown here work best on women with pale skin tones or pale with cool (pink) undertones, and blue or green eyes. For those of you with warmer undertones (peach or golden) to your skin, rich golden auburn’s and warm gold and red highlights work best. If you’re considering a big hair color change, but are finding it difficult to take the plunge, try on some hair pieces at your local beauty store or kiosk at the mall.  Since it’s hard to be objective about yourself, bring along a trusted friend to help in your decision-making. Red hair color tends to fade quicker than other colors, so if you decide to wear it, you’ll want to get the know-how on how to keep it healthy, shiny, and vibrant, from your hairdresser.  Here is what was used to create these dynamic looks.

 

Smooth Modified Bob Medium Hair Style

The Smooth Version

1. Mist with KIS Leave-In Sealing Spray
2. Apply KIS Gel Wax to wet hair dry
3. Flat iron with KIS Thermal Protecting Hairspray
4. Apply KIS Shine Serum

Curly Modified Bob Medium Hair Style

The Curly Version

1. Mist with KIS Leave-In Sealing Spray
2. Apply KIS Root Lifter to the root area
3. Next, apply KIS Spray Gel to ends
4. Blow dry and flat iron with KIS Thermal Protecting Hairspray
5. Apply Shine Serum

 

modified bob medium hair style

The Textured Version

1. Mist with KIS Leave-In Sealing Spray
2. Apply KIS Root Lifter to the root area
3. Next, apply KIS Spray Gel to ends
4. Blow dry and flat iron with KIS Thermal Protecting Hairspray
5. Apply Shine Serum

 

Remember your bangs can easily be altered to make a new style statement too; blunt bangs, side-swept bangs, bangs with wispy edges, or bangs cut in an asymmetrical edgy sweep with hard edges like this cut . . . whatever, medium hair styles never need be tiresome or humdrum again!

Thanks go out to Behind the Chair, Tressa and Kis, for bringing this our way. Hairdressers can find the hair color formula, cutting and styling techniques for this medium length hair style at BTC Tressa and Kis Organic Transitions Collections.  Now that’s RED!  Love the color, love the cut!!

For more great medium hair style looks check out our Pinterest Medium Hairstyles board.

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Summer Hair Color Trends 2014

5 Smart Hair Color Trend Strategies This Summer

Choosing the right hair color for summer 2014 is critical based on two reasons: 1) it enables you to create stunning looks with less effort, and 2) it also determines your summer hair care routine. But what if I told you you can hit two birds with one stone? Indeed, it is possible to look chic by finding the right hair color that will suit your desired look. Hence, we have put together a guide that will help you pick from the hottest summer hair color trends 2014 to stand out and nourish your hair health at the same time.

Copper

hair color trends 2014

hair color trends 2014

If you have naturally rich and warm copper hue of your hair, summer 2014 is your time to shine. Hair and beauty experts insist that this hue is one of the hottest this season. It is also an ideal hair color to sport if you are looking to try out the wet hair trend. Additionally, redheads have always been head-turners. But if you are not a fan of a deep red, then copper is a good option because there is a hint of red, but not too dark as to bring forth too much attention to it.

Sunny Blonde

hair color trends 2014

hair color trends 2014 sunny blond

The sunny blonde is the perfect choice for summer because it makes your blonde hair color look as though it has been naturally darkened from sun exposure. It is a bit more edgy than a beach blonde, though, as it tends to be somewhat darker. However, the look is really natural and is recommended for blondes who want to go a bit darker on their hair’s natural hue.

Multi-Tonal Color

multi tone color hair color trends 2014

multi tone color hair color trends 2014

The multi-tonal hair color is recommended for summer 2014 because it works on almost all skin tones. It is the perfect combination of blonde, red, and brown rolled into one. However, the most striking feature about a multi-tonal color is that not one of these colors are dominant.

Monochromatic Blonde

monochromatic blond hair color trends 2014

Bright blondes are also drawing a lot of attention this summer. However, if you are skeptical about the idea of bleaching, don’t worry. There are newer processes that provide a high-lift effect that will not be as damaging to your hair as a bleach. The process is designed to lighten the hair color base without stripping away the warmth of the color. This color is most flattering on women with lighter skin tones. However, you should refrain from turning your blonde into something ashy or too light.

Pastels

pastel hair color trends 2014

pastel hair color trends 2014

 

Thanks to celebrity risk-takers like Kelly Osbourne and Nicole Richie, hairstylists have seen a huge surge of clients taking the plunge in the hair color department. And there is no better time to explore with pastel hair colors, but in the summer time. The fact that these celebrities are showcasing their bold colors on the red carpet has also made these looks multi-dimensional.

Which of these colors have you tried this summer?

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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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How To Get Smooth and Silky Hair

How To: Humid-Resistant Straight Hair in the Summer

You’ve seen those models in shampoo commercials? Yes, the ones with smooth and silky hair that is stick straight hair and also comes with a glossy sheen. If you thought those models are born with it, then the advertising people behind them has got you wrapped around their pinky. Even though waves are the fad lately, we’ve all had those days wherein we dreamed of having smooth and silky hair. It takes patience, the right products, and good techniques. However, the hot and humid days of summer might add extra challenge when trying to style your hair straight.

Below are some of the essential styling techniques you have to keep in mind so you can have straight hair that resists humidity:

Straight Smooth and Silky Hair

It starts in the shower

Unless you are born with super sleek and straight hair, you need to use a lot of heat to submit your hair into ultimate straightening. This, however, can be extremely damaging to your hair. A good shampoo and conditioner can, therefore, address these issues. Preferably, buy your shampoo and conditioner from a salon to ensure the quality, as well as to insure it is free from sulfates. If you can find a production line that specifically caters to keeping your hair smooth and straight, go for it.

Straight Smooth and Silky Hair

A good straightening balm is your friend

Using a straightening balm or smoothing cream is the best way to achieve sleek but straight hair. It also provides an additional layer of protection on your hair against heat damage; hence, you can use them on your hair prior to using your heat styling tools.

Straight Smooth and Silky Hair Dirty Blonde

Dry your hair thoroughly

Make sure that your hair is completely dry before you step out into the hot, humid weather. When your hair has some moisture left in it, it becomes extremely prone to frizz and flyaways when comes in contact with heat or wind.

Straight Smooth and Silky Hair Blonde

Work with your hair in sections

It is important that you work your hair in sections if you want to achieve smooth and silky hair that can bust humidity. This ensures that every bit of hair is dried completely. In addition, you can work on every strand so they are more likely to stay straight. It will take you more time to dry and style your hair, but it will be worth the extra effort.

Simultaneously dry and straighten hair

When you dry your hair, avoid clipping the section of hair that you just dried. This could leave dents and waves in your hair, which you do not want. Instead, immediately use the flat iron on your hair after you have dried it. This will save you time so you can speed up the straightening process.

Straight Smooth and Silky Hair Gwenth Paltrow

Invest in the right brush

As with any form of styling, you need to use a brush as you style your hair. In the case of achieving pin-straight hair, use a paddle brush instead of a round brush. A paddle brush is ideal for curling or creating more bounce to your hair. Using a brush as you style helps the hair settle fairly quickly.

Use a high quality flat iron

If you expect to get beautifully straight hair, you need to use the best flat iron. Go for professional brands if you can afford them as they give the best results. You need to do some research on the most recommended flat irons, as well as the ones that get the most positive feedback.

Straight Smooth and Silky Hair Brunette with Carmel Highlights

Sealing is key

To ensure that your straight hair can fight humidity and stay straight, always use an anti-humidity hair spray to finish off your styling effort. This will give more hold to your hair so they can resist frizz formation caused by humidity.

What is your secret to humid-resistant straight 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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