Brows are officially back in fashion, thanks to British model Cara Delevingne. Getting the perfect brow can help to frame your eyes and create a statement look. Bold brows have been featured all over the runway at fashion week, so if you’re looking to achieve the perfect power brow, here are a few things to take into consideration. [Read more…]
We know how most of us would do crazy things all for the love of beauty and fashion. With society dictating that what’s beautiful is whatever it is you are not, it’s no wonder that petite girls despair over not being tall enough, flat-chested ones (and even those that are not) opt to get breast augmentation, plus-sized women scramble around to find the perfect diet or at least clothes that make you look thinner, and the rest of us choose to go through even the most painful of beauty routines, from waxing to wearing ridiculously high heels.
The problem though is that in some cases, beauty practices are not only painful or ridiculous, but are downright unhealthy.
Levi Strauss probably didn’t have the rainbow in mind when he became the first person to mass produce blue denim pants for sale. But today’s jeans are testing the limits of tradition: From red to green, yellow to purple and even plaid, colored denim has blown up as a modern trend, and there are no signs of these vibrant colors going away anytime soon.
Colored denim can be intimidating for some fashionistas who prefer subtler, more elegant clothing. But colored denim doesn’t have to be restricted to the boldest personalities. With some smart wardrobe decisions, anyone—regardless of age, style or body type—can wear colored denim and pull it off. Whether you’re shopping for girls’ jeans or women’s denim, this is a super-wearable trend everyone can embrace. Here are some tips to help you incorporate colored denim into your own closet.
Generally speaking, darker colors of denim will be more flattering than others, so burgundy, dark green and even dark gray are all worthwhile options. That doesn’t mean you can’t get crazy if you feel the colors suit your personality and body type. Reds, oranges and other bright hues will help you stand out if that’s your goal. Dark colors are probably better for the office, but the sky’s the limit in your free time.
If you think matching tops with colored jeans is a difficult task, adjust your thinking: It can be done! It’s common to wear all varieties of colors with blue jeans; other colors aren’t much different. Pull out your color wheel from middle school science class; colors on opposite ends from one another, like yellow and purple, are complementary hues and will look pleasing to the eye when paired together. The most important thing to watch out for is colors that are too similar—make sure your outfit strikes a balanced contrast. [Read more…]
Traveling is a glamorous pursuit but it can also be quite taxing. Travel can suck the energy and life out of you especially if you’ve been at it for so many hours. It is rare for a person to get out of a long haul flight still looking fresh and stylish.
But if you think looking good while traveling is near impossible, that’s not true. If you follow these suggestions and tips you can look your best even at the end of your long travel. [Read more…]
It’s not fair: celebrities seem to have a brand new ‘do every time they make public appearances, and they always seem to look flawless no matter how they wear their hair. In fact, it almost seems too good to be true. What’s their secret? Pretty much every celebrity has at one point, if not regularly, worn hair extensions to enhance her natural locks. I know what you’re thinking: “Hair extensions? Those fake, doll-hair weaves I saw everywhere ten years ago?” Not exactly.
Earlier versions of hair extensions had a reputation for looking phony, being uncomfortable and just overall being poor quality. However, the industry has advanced tremendously since the first hair extensions came onto the market, and today’s methods and materials are about as close to the real thing as you can get.
If you want to use extensions to create a red carpet look, here’s what you need to know:
As the quality of hair extensions has increased, the variety of these hair-enhancing accessories has also increased. Although this gives fashionistas tons of new style options, it can also be intimidating for someone who’s fairly new to hair extensions. Deciding which hair extensions are right for you will depend on a number of factors, such as style preference, hair color and even face shape. However, the following short and sweet tips will help you make the right choice:
· If you have a long face, avoid adding too much length
· Always choose extensions that match your hair color exactly
· Do not color your hair during the period you plan on wearing extensions
· Always blend real with artificial through teasing and styling
(For some equally helpful tips on what not to do, see this list of celebrities who didn’t get it right the first time).
Types of extensions
Most women choose one of two ways to add extensions: pay a stylist to have extensions sewn-in at a salon, or buy quality clip-in extensions and create your own look at home. There is a major difference in price between these two options, but surprisingly not a major difference in quality. You’re lucky to get out of a good salon with a hair extension bill of less than $1,500. Alternatively, clip-in styles generally run around $100 and
are much easier to apply. Not to mention, clip-ins are non-committal, so you can easily remove them when you don’t feel especially glamorous. With clip-ins, you simply add a little volume, style it with your ‘do, and you’re ready to hit the town.
Care for your new hair
Even if you choose affordable clip-in styles, you’ll want to take good care of your hair extensions to maintain the quality and lifespan of your gorgeous new locks. Simply wash your hair extensions with a mild shampoo and cold water, making sure to rinse thoroughly. Apply a leave-in conditioner and use a wide-toothed comb to work through any tangles. Let your hair extensions air-dry overnight by hanging them on a pants hanger. If you must blow-dry your extensions, make sure to keep the dryer on cool, low heat.
Hair extensions can be a dramatic solution for changing your entire look, but that doesn’t mean they have to come with a dramatic price tag. If you want celebrity-style hair that wows at your next big party or even just a fun evening out, clip-in extensions are a quick, easy and cost-effective way to give you the body and volume you’ve always wanted. Make sure to keep the tips above in mind to find the perfect fit for you.