THE BEST HAIR TRENDS FOR SPRING 2015

THE BEST HAIR TRENDS FOR SPRING 2015
BOHO WAVES
Carefree, barely-there waves cascaded onto sheer dresses, pastels and floral prints at Marchesa (left), Chloé, Valentino and more for a free-spirited, bohemian moment.
LONG TAILS
Ponytails went from high and sleek at Oscar de la Renta (left) to looser and lower at Gucci and Jason Wu to practically falling out at Rag & Bone.
BRAIDS & TWISTS
From twisted rope braids at Donna Karan (left) and cornrowed buns at Giorgio Armani to messy, classic plaits at Michael Kors, there’s a braid for every skill level.
BIG BUNS
At Altuzarra (left), the buns were shaped into soft hearts, while at Carolina Herrera, models wore graphic, Japanese-inspired “sumo knots.” Others, like the ones at Edun and Erin Fetherston, were full and classic.
OUT OF THE WATER
The slick, shiny hair on the runways varied in degrees of wetness, going from lightly gelled at Versace (left) to fresh out of the water at Thakoon. Part it down the middle, comb it back or pull it up in a tight bun.

5 Fun, Easy Hair Color Trends to Try Right Now

5 Fun, Easy Hair Color Trends to Try Right Now

BRONDE

Sofía Vergara
Can’t decide whether you want brown or blonde hair? Go for the color of the season: bronde. The multi-tone look is super-versatile, from ash brown with icy highlights to a warm, golden effect like Sofía.
BRONDE
Nasim Pedrad
“Bronde hair is a great new look that can be done on browns, soft blondes, and rich honey tones and works with most skin tones,” says Miguel Angarita, senior colorist at Mizu salon in New York. “It’s an ombré that has simply moved closer to the root of the hair creating dimension and lightness at the same time.”
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BRONDE
Jamie Chung
Keeping the roots darker, with blonde pieces woven through the ends, provides the needed contrast to olive skin.
BRONDE
Jennifer Aniston
A bronde early-adopter, Jennifer opts for a more ashy take on the color, which pops against her warm skin tone. (Fairer types benefit from a more golden shade.) The darker ends add depth and make her hair look thicker.
BRONDE
Blake Lively
You know the bronde trend has legs when a classic California blonde like Blake opts for a darker shade, trading her sunny highlights for deeper caramel streaks.

Double Frenchbacks | Cameron Diaz Hairstyle from Annie

Double Frenchbacks | Cameron Diaz Hairstyle from Annie
Sony Pictures’ remake of Annie is set to release in US theaters on Dec 19th! I love how the movie is given a modern and updated take on the classic film, with music that is just as catchy as the first!
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 alligator clips, 1 small hair elastic, 1 barrette or 3 small bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 5 minutes
Skill Level: Easy DIY
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Begin by sectioning of a rectangular section of hair right between the two eyebrows, to the crown of the head…
2. Now divide that section in half right up the middle, leaving you with two equal-but-thin rectangular sections of hair…
3. Clip one of those sections out of the way with an alligator clip, and use the other clip on the opposite side of the hair {not the to-be-braided section, but the remaining hair} to keep it from accidentally being added into the braid…
4. Now begin a regular French braid on your first section, making sure to begin the stitching with thin strands, adding in little pieces into the braid as you go so that the braid defines immediately near the forehead {if you use too large of strands, the stitching will not be seen until half way back}…
5. When you run out of hair to add into that section, continue on with a regular braid and add an elastic to keep the hair from unbraiding…
6. Go back and unclip the remaining section, and French braid is just as in Step #4…
7. This time, when you get to the end of the braid, combine both braids together…
8. You can use a barrette here, to secure the braids, as Cameron Diaz has in the movie, or you can cross 2-3 bobby pins as an alternate way to secure…
9. Now remove the elastic from your first braid and unravel it…
10. Gently back-comb right at the base of the remaining hair from the braids, and allow the hair and waves to fall naturally, adding a bit of volume to the crown and back of the head…
11. Add hairspray {if desired}.

The 3 Most Charming Princess Hairstyles You’ll Ever See

The 3 Most Charming Princess Hairstyles You’ll Ever See
Pop some fun into your life with one of our fantastic princess hairstyles! Be regal with a style full of volume or keep it real with a gorgeous crown of flowers that accentuates your natural beauty. Take your pick and channel your inner royal with these princess-inspired looks!
THE PRINCESS OF SNOW
Deep black hair color is a dramatic contrast to this pale complexion and ravishing red lip color!
How to Style:
1. Work styling serum through towel dried hair.
2. Part hair deep to one side.
3. Use a medium or large paddle brush to smooth hair as you blow dry.
4. Once hair is completely dry, use a flat iron to further smooth hair if you wish.
5. Finish with shine spray for a glossy finish.
THE GOLDEN PRINCESS
Golden blonde locks tumble softly around the face creating a perfect frame when combined with a trendy side swept fringe.
How to Style:
1. Work styling cream through towel dried hair.
2. Part hair deep to one side, angling the part from front to back.
3. Use a medium-sized paddle brush to smooth hair as you blow dry.
4. Once hair is completely dry, use a 1-inch barrel curling iron to add ringlets through the mid-lengths and ends.
5. Finish with a humidity-resistant hairspray.
The Ice Princess
Ultra cool blonds makes a statement in this beautifully braided updo!
How to Style:
1. Spray dry hair with dry shampoo and flexible hold hairspray to give it a bit of grip.
2. Create a two-inch section of hair all the way around your head that will be used for the braid you see in the photo. Leave this hair out when doing the next step.
3. Take the rest of your hair (the hair that’s left in the middle) and create a bun at the top of the crown of your head. Secure bun with several bobby pins.
4. For the braid, begin behind the ear on one side and make a thick, one-sided braid along your hairline from front to back and ending where you began. Secure the end of the braid under the place where it began to hide the ends and make it look like a never-ending braid. Use thick sections and gently loosen the braid a bit after you’ve secured it in place.
5. Finish with a medium or strong hold hairspray.
6. Add decorative baby’s breath, pearls, and winter-themed craft items to give your hairstyle an icy feel.

PRINCESS HAIRSTYLES

PRINCESS HAIRSTYLES
The movie “Cinderella” is on show, I’m very love the princess hairstyles of Cinderella ,so today let’s learn some wonderful princess hairstyles.
PRINCESS OF PINK
Gorgeous, princess-inspired curls cascading down the shoulders are full of volume and give off a sexy vibe.
How to Style:
1. Work styling cream through towel dried hair.
2. Part hair down the middle.
3. Use a large paddle brush to smooth hair as you blow dry.
4. Gather the top half of your hair together and secure at the back of your head with a few bobby pins. Cover pins with a glamorous clip.
5. Use a 1-inch barrel curling iron to add lots of curls to the mid-lengths and ends.
6. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.
How to Style:
1. Work styling serum through towel dried hair.
2. Part hair to one side.
3. Smooth hair with a paddle brush as you blow dry.
4. Once hair is completely dry, use a flat iron to turn ends under slightly.
5. Add a dainty pearl headband accessory to complete this look.
THE PRINCESS OF THE ENCHANTED FOREST
Beyond the trees awaits this beauty who loves texture and natural color!
How to Style:
1. Work styling mousse through towel dried hair.
2. Part hair down the middle.
3. Blow dry, using fingers to tousle as you work your way through the hair.
4. Create a braid along the hairline on each side of your part.
5. Secure the ends of the braids together at the back of the head. The braids give the hairstyle a “crown” effect.
6. Loosen the edges of the braids a bit to give it a slightly messy and natural look.
7. Have fun with texture! Use a curling iron, crimping iron, deep waver, or your other favorite hot texture tool to add movement to the mid-lengths and ends.
8. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

The Viking Braid Ponytail | Hairstyles for Sports

The Viking Braid Ponytail | Hairstyles for Sports
When we started playing around with this hairstyle, it totally seemed like something a viking princess would’ve worn, hence the name we gave it. It also as a cute modern boho look that is fits right in with styles that are becoming popular today!
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, 1 small hair elastic, 1 ponytail holder, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 5 minutes
Skill Level: Medium
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Begin with second day curls as a base for this hairstyle…
2. Part the hair from just above the left temple, straight back 4-5 inches, and flip the remaining hair over the head and secure out of the way for now…
3. Next, separate out a few small strands to frame the face {these can be curled later}…
4. At the front of the newly parted section, above the left ear, take a small section of hair and begin a normal 3-Strand Dutch Braid.
5. Continue adding in hair as you move back {you want the braid to follow the hairline in a slightly downward angle}…
6. Continue the braid down until you reach the rear corner of the head {behind the left ear}…
7. While holding the braided strands in your one hand, use the other to pancake the elbows of the Dutch Braid {by gently tugging out the braid edges}, making sure the braid looks nice and full…
8. Continue with the braid in a Simple 3-Strand Braid…
9. When you have about 2-3 inches left of hair, go ahead and also pancake the elbows of the simple braid, making sure it is nice and full as well…
10. Secure the braid with a hair elastic…
11. Using a comb, tease a few of the top sections of hair near the crown to add a little pump and volume to the hair…
12. Smooth out any teasing bumps with your rat-tail comb…
13. Gather the non-braided hair into a fluffy ponytail just below the crown of head {make sure you do not pull so tight that you lose the volume near the top of head}…
14. Add the braid into the ponytail,and secure with a ponytail holder…
15. Hide the ponytail holder by taking a small strand of hair from the underside side of the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic a few times…
16. Use a bobby pin to secure the hair wrap in place, then add hairspray and accessory {if desired}.

2-in-1 Boxer Braid No-Heat Curls

2-in-1 Boxer Braid No-Heat Curls
Time for another no-heat curls tutorial! Today, we’re excited to take part in Suave Professionals’ Style-It-Yourself program by teaching you how to get salon-quality curls at home using no heat!
Items Needed: Rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 hair elastic, hairspray {optional}, silk scarf {optional to cover the hair if sleeping the the braids overnight}.
Time Requirement: 7-10 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Begin with damp hair, not soaking wet, but not dry either {you can u achieve this by letting hair dry for 30 minutes after showering, or by spritzing hair with a spray bottle}…
2. Now add in some Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Serum to the hair, I usually use two pumps, one on each side {the product will help condition the hair and help define the curls}.
3. Next, part the hair down the middle, or just slightly off to one side in the front, and secure one of the sides out of the way…
4. Begin a French Braid on the free side, make sure to use small sections so that you achieve maximum curls {if you want bigger, more-full curls, simply use bigger sections in your braiding}…
5. When you reach about 3 inches from the bottom of the braid, secure temporarily with an elastic….
6. Repeat on the other side.
7. Now combine the two braids near the nape of the neck, re-separate the new strand into three sections and continue on with a simple braid, securing with your hair elastic…
8. Allow the braids to air dry while you are at the gym, for several hours, or even overnight…
9. Undo the braids {you can use a little dry shampoo to refresh the roots if you went to the gym}…
10. Flip head upside down and gently finger comb the curls to loosen the a little…
11. Flip head right side up and set your part line {watch for my parting trick in the video, which gives maximum volume}, and add hairspray {if desired}.

Flower Bun Hawk | Hairstyles for Dance

Flower Bun Hawk | Hairstyles for Dance
We’ve all seen this Flower Bun Hawk at dance recitals and cheer competitions, etc, but how many of us actually know how to do it? Today’s the day… this makes the perfect dance hairstyle! Today let’s study how to make it together.
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 6 small hair elastics, hairspray {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 10-12 minutes
Skill Level: Medium
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Begin by teasing the hair, and creating a small pompadour or poof in the front near your forehead, and securing it with bobby pins or an elastic…
2. Next, section the hair into three even ponytails, securing each with a clear elastic {you can use hair gel or spray wax for extra hold}…
3. Begin with the top-most ponytail and divide it into three even sections…
4. Take one section, add a little dry shampoo or spray wax, and tease the roots just slightly {this will add a little grip and help keep the hairstyle in securely}…
5. Roll this section forward by holding two fingers on the end and wrapping two fingers from the other hand in the hair toward the face {roll it down until it reaches the scalp and then secure using 2 crossed bobby pins}…
6. Repeat Steps #4-5 on the remaining two sections of Ponytail #1…
7. Optional Tip: Add an elastic about 3 inches from the ends of the hair and use this to help keep ends together as you roll the hair down to head.
8. Repeat Steps #3-5 on the remaining two ponytails, until all three flower buns are pinned into place…
9. Now go back and pin or tweak any strands that are loose {you can use this time to really make sure each bun takes on the perfect flower shape…
10. Add hairspray for extra hold, and accessories, if desired.
Happy Hairstyling!

Scissor Waterfall Combo | Latest Hairstyles

Scissor Waterfall Combo | Latest Hairstyles
I’ve noticed this cool new Scissor Waterfall Braid technique several weeks ago, and now a few YouTubers and Instagrammers have shown how to create one with their own fabulous tutorials.Viriyuemoon on IG was who I saw this from, but Princess Hairstyles, FletteMaria, andHairAndNailsInspiration have created tutorials. Now I will tell you how to style this hairstyle.
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 small hair elastics, hairspray {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 20-25 minutes
Skill Level: Hard
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Begin by parting hair slightly off to one side {or a middle part, if you feel inclined}…
2. Now pick up a fairly large section of hair from the ear up to the part line…
3. Divide this section into 4 equal strands – the two outside pieces will be Strand #1 and Strand #4, while the middle strands will be Strand #2 and Strand #3…
4. Take the two middle pieces, Strands #2 & 3, and switch their places by crossing them…
5. Take the outside pieces, Strands #1 & 4, and switch them with the two middle strands so they now become your new middle pieces {leaving you with new outside edges are as Strands #1 & 4 and the middle ones being Strands #2 & 3}…
6. Take the middle Strands #2 & 3 and combine them into one strand for now…
7. Now take the top Strand #1 and bring it across the two middle pieces and combine it with the bottom Strand #4, which just now creates your first braid stitch…
8. Now pick up a small strand of hair from near the part line, take it over the combined middle Strands #2 & 3, but under the bottom Strand #4, and drop it {this becomes your first waterfelled strand}…
9. Separate the middle strand back into the original two Strands #2 & 3, and separate the outside edges into Strands #1 & 4 again…
10. Now take the outside strands and switch them with the middle strands as you did in Step #4, and start your numbers over again…
11. Repeat Steps #4-9 for additional waterfall stitches, over and over, until you create the braid length you want {you can do one long wrap-around braid, bring two back and tie them, an accent braid or a combo braid like this one}…
12. When you are finished with your waterfall portion, continue the braid with a few simple braid stitches and secure with a rubber band for now…
13. Next, repeat the Scissor Waterfall Braid on the other side of the head…
14. Once both braids are complete, bring them to the back {removing your previously-placed temporary rubber band} and secure them together with a rubber band…
15. Now create a Fishtail Braid with your combined strands, pancake it for a messy look, and secure with a rubber band…
16. {Optional} Remove the top rubber band by.. cutting it with nail clippers, to allow the waterfall portion to flow into the fishtail braid…
17. Add hairspray or accessories {as desired}.

How to Get Diffused Curls

How to Get Diffused Curls
You’ve likely seen a recurring style theme on me in most of our videos going back for years. I love to wear curls and waves! Viewers have been asking for these tutorials for a long time, yet we hadn’t actually filmed one for my favorite curly style… until today!
This week, we are showing you how to get salon-quality Diffused Curls at home! I was inspired to do it by our participation in Suave Professionals’ Style It Yourself program. Yes, this technique is my secret weapon… and has to be one of our most-requested tutorials ever!
Items Needed: Hair dryer, diffuser attachment, Suave Professionals Luxe Curl Mousse, hairspray {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 7-10 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Begin with damp hair…
2. Add in mousse, I use a generous amount ensuring that I have a little spread all over my thick hair {the mousse will help define the curls, but will still leave the hair soft and frizz resistant}…
3. Grab your blow dryer and add the diffuser attachment {a diffuser helps to disperse the air coming out of the blow dryer. Without it, the air is too strong and will blow your curls out of shape and cause them to frizz. The little fingers on the diffuser will also help to separate the hair as it dries}…
4. Next, flip your head upside down and shake it a few times {this allows the hair and any curl you have to settle into its natural fall pattern}…
5. Turn the blow dryer to medium, and begin drying at the ends of your hair
6. Gently move the diffuser in and out of your hair in an upward motion {don’t be too forceful with your hair}.
7. Then, while drying, take your free hand and gently “scrunch” your hair as it dries {this, along with the product, is what helps lock in curls}…
8. As you reach the top of your head, use the diffuser to dry your roots a bit {you can do this by placing the diffuser closer to the roots for just a second or two}…
9. Continue this pattern on all then air until it is about 85% dry…
10. Then, flip your head back up and set your part line as well as the front curls around the face {if I need a little more curl, I make sure to diffuse a bit more around my face and scrunch with my hand. This is all specific to your personal taste, and how much curl and structure you want. Remember that this is a NATURAL curl style so it’s not meant to be perfect or too uniform. The beauty in the style lies in the unique curl patterns and definition brought out by the mousse}…
11. Depending on your hair, the curl may look too voluminous. Don’t worry, your hair will settle after a few minutes…
12. At this point, you can add in a little hairspray for extra hold, and to finish the look.
13. Add in an accent braid to complete the look {if desired}.
Please leave a comment below if you would like to see more curly hairstyles, or any other hairstyle ideas for future posts that you may have!
Happy Hairstyling!