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Glitter Extensions?!

This year hair flair has seemed to be on the rise.  First we saw the return of the hippy head bands with the overly teased top hair…then we were introduced to the feature hair extension… and now we graced with the glitter extension.  Question; are glitter extensions a flattering new addition to an everyday women’s style? or does it breach the kindergarten barrier and we will soon be seeing adult light up sneakers?

Glitter Extensions

I personally think that it all depends on your individual look and style.  Which is the case in most extensions.  For blonds I think its flattering and adds shine to the hair but that’t not the case for red heads and brunettes.  I find with darker colors Glitter Extensions almost look gimmicky…like you should be going to a Vegas party or out for a wild night, not the ever day work attire.

These extensions can be found for a pretty reasonably price on-line and  they are clip in so that makes it much easier for the non hair guru.  The only way to know what your take would be is to try it and let me know!

 

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On-location in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach

As an on-location stylist I have the opportunity to meet new people and work in new places all of the time.  This past weekend I had the pleasure of working in Laguna Beach.  I booked a wonderful bride from Canada that was here celebrating her big day with her family.  They rented an incredible house in Laguna Beach on the top a hill that over looked Laguna and parts of Dana Point.  It was a beautiful day for a wedding and the bride and bridesmaid looked amazing…photos to come!

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Pool Side Hair Styles

Taking care of your hair while enjoying the sun is very important but style can’t be thrown out the window either.  After years of experience and looking at a lot of hair styles I have found a few styles that are functional and pool side appealing.

1)      The Side Bun – The great thing about the side bun is that it can be messy cute.  It also shows that you have hair even though it’s pulled back.  While this seems like a funny comment, you would be surprised how boyish slicking your hair straight back can be, and boyish isn’t sexy!

 

Messy Bun

 

2)      French Twist – For those who are not really into getting your hair wet, the French Twist is a perfect solution.  It adds a little elegance to a classy bathing suit or you can choose to have hair come out the top for a slightly funkier look.

 

French Twist

 

3)      Pigtails (don’t forget the hat!) –  Pigtails are a classic, simple way to look a little younger and keep your hair out of your face.  Be careful, you don’t want to look like your trying to be 15 again!  Try pairing this classic style with a cute hat for a more youthful but sophisticated look

 

Pigtails

 

4)      Braids – Any type of braid will work but the French braid you can’t go wrong with.  They are one of the easier braids to do on yourself and even messy they look cute.  A trend that has made its way back on the scene is the headband French braid…a little hippy looking but leave out the forehead band and you will be styling.

 

Braids

 

I have to say my favorite would be the messy bun.  It’s easy and can be redone throughout the day.  Whatever your preference if you’re not wearing a hat do not forget the sunscreen because scalp burns are no fun!

 

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Feather… Hair Exertions

Hair extensions for the most part have been to aid women in having longer or thicker hair.  Yet over the years people have made extensions a trendy way to add color and now texture to ones hair.  Feathers are the newest addition to the hair extension industry.  With many colors and sizes to choose from you can choose to make a loud statement by wearing Peacock feathers or have a more subtle approach with a feather that matches your current hair color.  Unlike natural looking extensions feather hair extensions can be dramatically less expensive and on some websites you can purchase entire kits to do it yourself.  Obviously when you start requesting real feathers form high end salons you’re looking at hundreds of dollars, but if you’re looking for a quick couple weeks fix, stylist like me can order and put them in faster and for a much cheaper price.