Spring dos are all about being natural, easy, and very organic.A hair out of place is totally acceptable. We are not looking for perfection on the head in fact, undone hair is what it is all about!
We are going to give you a round up of our top favorite hair looks!
Lowdown on Low Ponies: The low ponytail is a favorite among Spring hair looks. It comes in a variety of styles from sleek and neat to messy. What you have to remember is to keep the pony super low. Leave a few strands of hair to flow naturally in their place and keep the pony loose around the ears. The new low pony also looks super vogue by tying in hair extensions to elongate the look. A wispy low pony can be worn anywhere, at anytime, and is super easy to accomplish. This look has more than conquered the runway !
Whether yours is long, short, thin, thick, straight or curly, chances are you’ve got something to gripe about. We are, of course, talking about hair. When it comes to our manes, we all dream of something we don’t have: my straight-haired friends that I’m envious of wish for curly haired locks, telling me it’s impossible to get their hair to hold a curl. My response is usually to remind them of the battle of the frizz curly-haired ladies undergo each morning. One thing we can all agree on is that smooth, healthy strands look great on everybody. With our latest discovery, WEN by Chaz Dean cleansing conditioner, achieving them no longer requires an expensive visit to the salon.
Ace Young (season 5) and Diana DeGarmo (season 6 runner up) are officially engaged. The singer popped the question to DeGarmo on the season finale of American Idol last night. The cute couple met when they were both starring on Broadway's revival of Hair and became inseparable. They also have collaborated on music together with DeGarmo signed on to Young's indie label Young Brothers Entertainment.
"We have conquered Broadway together, we have created new music together, we have an amazing group of people around us," Young professed right before popping the question.
According to Cosmopolitan.com, Ken Paves insists that, "the trick to perfect blow outs is using the right styling products and learning how to use the right sized brushes in conjunction with the blow dryer for the desired results."
Many curly-haired ladies have struggled for quite some time with attempting to recreate those salon perfect blowouts at home. Is there some secret technique we’re missing while we’re sitting in that stylists’ chair? Combined with the recent popularity of blow-dry exclusive hair salons, such as Blow Dry Bar, across the country, lead the Glam Damn It team wondering: “How can we do that?” So, we simply had to investigate and share our discoveries. Here are some of the tricks utilized by top stylists to prevent frizz and encourage beautiful, sleek locks.
- Select the right product for your hair type. Fine hair should get a volumizing mousse, medium hair responds well to light products such as leave-in conditioner and thick, textured hair needs a heavy product such as straightening cream or wax. Experiment with different products to see which type works best with your hair – everyone is different!
- Almost as important as the product you choose is the type of brush you’ll be using for your desired style. A boar’s bristle brush is best for using on wet hair. A paddle brush will give you the straightest look, while a round brush will give you lots of volume. Most stylists’ use a large, boar’s bristle paddle brush. The size of the brush head is also important – the larger it is, the more hair you can work with at once and the rounder it is, the bigger your curls will be and the more volume you’ll have when finished.
- Some things to keep in mind while attempting your perfect blowout:
- Fingers in your hair means static on your head! So keep your fingers firmly on your brush and dryer handles.
- Do not attempt to blow dry dripping wet OR completely dry hair – the perfect dampness for a blowout is somewhere in between. Experts suggest (in order) a thorough towel-dry, use of a wide-tooth comb for smoothing tangles, product application and then blow-drying. Keep hair damp with a spritz bottle full of water to avoid breakage from heat.
- If one section of your hair tends to have flyaways, use the nozzle attachment of the blow dryer – it helps to zone in on that area and prevent breakage.
Maybe last night got a little out of hand. Maybe you're running late. Or maybe you've completely mismanaged your haircare routine. Whatever the cause, one thing is certain - that thing on top of your head has developed a mind of its own, and it's staging a small coup d'etat against your regular styling methods. It may have won the battle, but it will not win the war! So long as you arm yourself, literally, with one of these simple styling solutions to combat a bad hair day.
Wet it with water in the shower or otherwise. Damp hair is easier to style, and will help you obtain more control for neater coifs. Apply gel to hold onto your wet look or style a sleek slicked down do.
Yes! You should cut it! For those of us that are contemplating chopping off our mane. Do it! It's a liberating feeling plus it adds instant edginess and sexiness. Here are some short hair styles that are not boring.
Bob: The Classic
With this all one length hair style, the cut can be soft, innocent, or edgy. Take a look at Katie Holmes' style. She added bangs to her look to give it that chic look. Go with a blunt cut or rounded layers like Katie's. Either way, you'll give yourself a fun, feminine updated look!
We cannot seem to get enough when it comes to our hair or face! Some products out there simply do not do the job. Personally speaking, some facial products have left my skin tight, dry, and uncomfortable. And some hair products have left my hair feeling soft for a few hours then back to its normal state --frizzy and dull. The good news is, a few things that work may already be in your kitchen cabinet! Here are our favorite at-home beauty remedies!
For moisturizing and adding some natural oils to your luscious locks: olive oil!
One of the newest and latest hair coloring systems is John Frieda's Precision Foam Color System. With a very generous color selection, fast application, and its ability to bring out the amazing shine you thought you never had, going for this method is irresistible!
I was somewhat confused about this idea because we are all very used to going to the salon and spending a lot of money to get the right color. In addition, I never thought doing an at-home color would give the same salon effect --it was actually better!
The foam coloring kit provides thorough instructions on applying the color with ease. Along with the easy to-do instructions, the tools needed to obtain the perfect color is the "foam" producing bottle, high quality salon gloves, the color/glaze activator, and a conditioner that adds a nice finishing touch to your hair.
Oscar Wilde once spoke of his love for acting by proclaiming "it is so much more real than life." Get realer than real to one of the oldest forms of performing art all summer long--and take one of Joonbug's top recommendations for the most buzzed about theatrical numbers to get you started!
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
Few words are as classically iconic as Shakespeare and Central Park. For this reason, they belong, naturally, together. Shakespeare in the Park is doubtlessly one of the most anticipated New York summer traditions, and coveted gratis ticket for over 60 years running, since its founder, Joeseph Papp began the production in 1954. The Public Theater holds the show annually at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, and attendance is free, that is if you’re free to wait the day of the production. Scoring a ticket might be challenging, as the popularity of The Public Theater’s shows is notable and widespread (42 Tony Awards), to say nothing of S.I.T.P., which draws crowds in the thousands for every showing of the company’s summer 8 week run. In it’s second week of production for the 2011 year, S.I.T.P. is performing two of Shakespeare’s more gritty tales, “problem plays,” as referred to by students of Bard—Measure for Measure and Alls Well that Ends Well, which both encapsulate the indelicate web of power, desire and distortion. Through July 31. Delacorte Theater, Central Park. Free.
Lady Gaga performed her single "Hair" on the Paul O'Grady show on Friday.
She performed her usually upbeat song alone on a piano covered in hair. The piano had a blue wig atop it, in which Lady Gaga put on mid-song to cover her "bald head" (the artist was wearing a bald cap). She had this Stevie Wonder-esque look to her with her big black sunglasses on as she jabbed at the piano keys.
Her message here is clear "She is as free as her hair". Whether she has hair or not, it is her prerogative, she can be whoever she wants to be.
The song undoubtedly tackles the debate about freedom of expression amongst the youth of America.
Check out a video of her performance below.