Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Love the Pixie? So Do I. But Can You Wear it?

Short Cuts Are All The Rage This Holiday Season!
One of my Favorites is the Pixie!
Ahhh, the pixie. When Ginnifer Goodwin cut off her shoulder-length hair for the pixie, it was big news on beauty blogs. Other celebs followed suit and now there are enough gorgeous pixie cuts to choose from on your favorite Celeb!

Not everyone looks good in super-short hair, however. As a tall woman, I feel like I'd look like a pinhead with a pixie haircut, yet readers point out that Jamie Lee Curtis is tall and looks great with hers. Women who are petite look great with super-short cuts. Avoid this style if you are very overweight. You want more hair to balance out your body. It's also not a great look for women with long faces or super curly hair.

Short Hairstyles All The Rage This Holiday Season!

Which Cut Works Best With Your Face Shape?

Almost every woman can wear short hair. The secret is finding the right cut for your face shape and hair texture. 

 The #1 rule when choosing a short hairstyle: Choose a cut that flatters your face shape. Short cuts are popular because they make your features the center of attention. Here are a few tips that should help you: 

If you have a square face, show off your strong jaw with a bob that hits you at the jawbone. Make sure to ask your stylist for a "graduated bob" which is shorter in back and angles longer towards the front. Something similar to this cut on Christina Ricci.

If you have a round face, consider a short cut that ends an inch or two below the jawbone and has a few long layers, like this long bob on Sandra Bullock. I also love this pixie hairstyle on actress Ginnifer Goodwin. 

Many women with long face shapes have a high forehead. Cover up your large forehead with blunt or side-swept bangs like these..



Sunday, October 21, 2012

Keep your color Warm this cold season!

Having your colorist (ME) weave in warmer lowlights will fight that washed-out look. When choosing the base color, think buttery or honey tones—not too platinum or beige. 

Richer, warmer tones will look fresher. “Cooler, ashy tones can be aging.” Also, if your hair and skin are fairly dark, ease into blondeness with a light-brown base, possibly sprinkled with highlights.That takes the edge off gray and allows you to test going golden. Then, if you like the results, you can go lighter later.

Cut Of the Month! Winter Chic...

     Try this chin length choppy bob this season! A perfect match for snugly turtle necks and sassy scarves. Remember the best fashion accessory is your hair!