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Hairstyles -Colors, Feathers, Braids, Chalk
Hairstyle Trends for 2011
Hairstyles for 2011 are more focused on new colors and adding feather braids then on any particular haircut styles. Whether you're hair is very short, medium or a long length you can be in style by adding some color, some feathers or maybe a combination of feathers and braids. There is a trend of using “smash colors" for a section of your hair that certainly makes a statement. I found the most unusual hair colors and styles on the various singing and movie stars. They are willing to push the limit.
Christine Aguilar -Works Well on Windy Day
Pop Diva Rihanna - Does She Drive?
Choosing a Color for Dying your Hair
There are so many shades to choose from when dying your hair it is important to stick to natural hair color and adding different complementary shades can really spruce up a hairstyle. Generally speaking it is wise to stay within two shades of your natural color. Remember if you have damaged hair before hair coloring it may be in worse condition after adding the hair color.
HaIr with Several Dyed Colors
Shades of Pink
Color Weave Hair
Natural Hair Colors
It certainly is easy to change the color of your hair or to change the length and style, but you want to find the most becoming color and style for you. If you want to dye your hair choose a basic shade of hair that is the most suitable for your complexion. The natural shades of hair are obviously blonde, brunette, red or black (and I guess we should mention gray).
- Blonde hair provides an energetic quality to any hairstyle but is best used for people with light complexions. There are numerous shades of blonde hair from platinum, golden to dirty blonde.
- Probably the most versatile color is brunette as there is an abundance of shades available, which match almost any skin tone.
- Red hair is the most difficult to achieve with red dyes, so natural redheads have a great advantage as red hair seems to highlight any hairstyle.
- Black hair is without any highlights or streaks, but its beauty is the black color and the shine, which provides an exotic or mysterious appearance. Dull black hair is not very attractive, so it is important to keep it shiny and reflective.
There are so many shades to choose from when dying your hair it is important to stick to natural hair color and adding different complementary shades can really spruce up a hairstyle. Generally speaking it is wise to stay within two shades of your natural color.
Remember if you have damaged hair before hair coloring it may be in worse condition after adding the hair color. Damaged hair may come from excessive brushingand tearing of the hair and too much heat, so keeping the blow dryer and curling iron on medium will help protect your hair. Sun damage which many people don't consider but wearing a hat is a good idea when it is very hot and sunny. Too many permanents and even over washing will dry out your scalp and lessen the natural oils of your head. Some medications also will adversely affect your hair.
Hillary Dufff with the Ombre Technique
The Ombre technique is the one of the new trends. This is where they color the strands of hair lighter at the ends and darker as they move up the hair shaft, which gives a very unique look.
The picture below has incorporated various colors, braids and flowers. This is a very nice, dressy look and might be perfect for bridal hairstyles or hairstyles for prom night
Braids and Colors for a Dressy Look
Maybe a Nice Look for St. Patty's Day
Smash Color Technique
One New York hair salon is using what they call “smash color.” The technique is exactly what the word implies, as they use hair coloring and smash it into one area of your hair. When this technique is used on a short hairstyle it really gives it a sassy look
Smash Color for the Dog
Steven Tyler -Feathers Not Just for Women
Braids with Feathers
Braids with the use of feathers have become extremely popular this summer. Rooster feathers are often used and come in a large variety of colors. The feathers are braided into the hair and can last up to two to four months. Washing your hair doesn't hurt them and you can also even use a curling iron. Fly fishermen traditionally use rooster feathers, but this trend of using feathers for hair has the fishing tackle shops sold out. ABC news reported that one hair saloon has raised their price of feathers from $40 to $60.
Feather Extension with Braid
Feather Extensions and Products
Five feathers bonded together at the tip to make one feather extension -The feathers are real so the sizes and lengths are all different. No two feathers are the same
Braids with Chalk Color
Chalking Another New Trend
Another trend is chalking, which is done with the same type of chalk the children use on sidewalks. The advantage of using chalk is that it washes right out. If you are going out for an evening you can choose any color of chalk and streak the ends of your hair or apply long streaks, color your bangs and let your imagination be your guide. Of course, you don't want to get caught in the rain or the color will be running down your clothing.
The procedure for using chalk on your hair.
Fill a bowl with 1 1/4 full of warm water. Place you color choices of chalk into the bowl making sure they are covered with water. Leave them in the water for 5-15 minutes. The longer time will produce better results. The colors from the water will be vibrant.
Use a pair of plastic gloves and take the desired piece of chalk and highlight the the desired hairs. This can be on the front, sides, back or bottom of your hair. Let the chalk dry on the hair. It will wash out when you shampoo.
You can also use washable markers putting them on your hair when it is completely dry. With either product you can make the color subtle.or drastic. Scrub your hair when you shampoo to remove all the color.
How to Color (dye) Your Hair like in a Salon, at Home!
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Choosing attractive hairstyles and colors is an enjoyable process for most women. It is nice to get a new look occasionally as well. Some of these new trends are very costly in the salons and it is probably practical for some people to learn how to dye hair at home. I think I will leave the smash hair color and the feathers for the younger females. The Ombre coloring is quite attractive and it has become very popular. I hope all this information about new hairstyles and new trends has taught you something new. Maybe you want to take a walk on the wild side.
Some of my Fashion Hubs
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- Evolution of Bathing Suits
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