Posts Tagged ‘hair stylist’

Pixie Please! The Newest Hairstyle for Fall

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Emma Watson's Pixie Cut flickr user skoykkahwin

Forget the Rachel, say goodbye to Posh’s angled bob and peace out to Blake Lively’s tousled tresses. There is a new style on the block and it is taking Hollywood by storm. Meet The Pixie- the IT 2010 hairstyle. For the past couple months, stars have been chopping off their long locks one-by-one to reveal a gamine and gorgeous, yet classic, do. Celebrities such as Michelle Williams, Ginnifer Goodwin, Carey Mulligan, Emma Watson, Elisha Cuthbert, Rihanna, Katie Holmes and Hayden Panettiere have all made the cut, literally. The most recent addition to the ever growing list of short haired beauties is Ashlee Simpson Wentz, whose husband debuted the pixie haircut via twitter. So you think you want to jump on the pixie bandwagon? I got some advice about the 2010 hairstyle trend from Shear Genius contestant and stylist to the stars Janine Jarman—read on and learn how to make this fun look work for you.

Beautyfix: Let’s talk pixie cuts.

Janine Jarman: It makes me so happy to see short hair on girls! To me, short hair looks so feminine—it makes the face and eyes really stand out.

Beautyfix: Are different variations better for different face shapes?

JJ: Yes, there are hundreds of charts online of face shape and hair cuts that are designed to make your face shape look as close to an oval as possible. That’s the ultimate goal, so if you have a square jaw you want to have layers cut down into the jaw and round it out. If you have a heart shaped face, same thing—you want longer layers and a side bang cut down and over so that it makes oval.

Beautyfix: How often do pixie haircuts need to be trimmed to maintain the shape?

JJ: Every four weeks. Short hair cuts need to be cut a lot more often than long hair cuts.

Beautyfix: Any tips on how to gracefully grow out a pixie cut?

JJ: Hair accessories are the best way to grow out any hair-do. Once it gets to chin length and lower, get extensions if it’s that torturous for you.

Things to Consider Before Chopping Your Locks

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

By Liz W

New Hair Style

Flickr.com user Frankly Richmond

Have you been dying to try a new hairstyle lately, and trying to decide whether or not to cut your hair? Many of us go through a constant cycle of growing our hair out, then the moment it is long, chopping it off, and immediately regretting it, and vowing to grow it again. This is a vicious cycle I am all too familiar with. My whole life, the grass has always been greener when it comes to my hair length, and I am always certain that THIS time it will be different, the hair cut WILL solve all my problems. Sadly, though, about a week after the initial snipping, when the novelty of a new cute hairstyle has worn off, I am usually devastated and confused at why I ever thought my long hair needed to be hacked off.  So, if you are thinking about taking the shears to your locks, here are some things to consider first:

1.)    The most important thing to consider before you cut your hair is that your expectations are realistic. If you are cutting out pictures of celebrities’ hot new bobs, which are smooth and straight, and you have thin, kinky hair, don’t expect a hair cut to change the texture of your hair.

2.)    Another important thing to think about is how much maintenance you really want to deal with daily. A common misconception about short hair is that it is easier to manage. I find this to be a complete myth. In my experience most short hair cuts HAVE to be blow-dried in order to look good, longer hair can get away with air drying, as it looks beachy and on purpose.

3.)    The last tip I would give, is calculate how long it will take for your hair to get back to the length it is at now. Hair grows at  a rate of ½ an inch per month, so if you are cutting off 12 inches, be aware that you will have at least 2 years to wait before it is at its current length again.

After you have taken all these things into consideration, cut out a few photos of your dream hair and bring them with you to your stylist. Let her be the judge of whether it is a realistic style for you, and let her work her magic. A new hair cut can be a great way to turn over a new leaf in life, and give you the confidence you need to feel great. Follow these guidelines, and hopefully you will love not loathe your new do.