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5 cute summer hairstyles

How do you prefer your hair around summertime; lustrous beach waves or pulled back in a pretty bun?! Whatever your style is, below are five of the cutest hairstyles to rock around summer and most of them are pretty effortless.

1. Beach waves- this tousled look is by far the most popular summer look and can easily be achieved.

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How to get beach waves:

If you don’t want to use styling tools another method you can try is applying mousse right out of the shower on your hair and scrunching it. Follow by spritzing with sea salt spray, scrunching some more and letting hair air dry.

2. Braided headband- this look is super cute for summer days and very practical for a day at the beach.

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You can wear it with a side ponytail like in the picture above. Or wear your hair down, or up in a bun. Check out an easy tutorial for headband braids below.

3. If you want your hair up in a bun, but want a cute accessory to match- try a bandana headband. Quicker than a braided one and a nice way to add color.

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Simply fold the bandana and tie it around your head like a headband. Follow by putting your hair up in a messy bun, or if preferred leave hair down.

If you don’t like this look, you can find tons of pretty hair accessories by browsing below.

4. Casual chignon- put a spin on a classic bun with a pretty chignon like the one below.

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Here is a quick and easy to follow tutorial to get a pretty chignon.

5. Loose braids are easy to achieve and look super casual to match summertime.

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How to get a loose side braid:
Part your hair on one side, with a curling iron or hot roller create long waves on the top layer of your hair. Braid to the side in a normal or French braid style, but be sure to not make the braid tight. Spritz lightly with hairspray and add bobby pins to your hair just below your ear, on the side of your hair opposite the braid.

An alternative to a loose braid, and classic summer hairstyle is a low ponytail. Add some flair by adding waves or curls to your pony.

Beautiful brunettes: 10 best hair color ideas

Who said brunettes don’t have fun?! Besides being the most popular hair color, there are many shades and coloring techniques to choose from. Another advantage when going brunette is it makes colored eyes pop, and makes you look youthful without needing to use makeup. When you dye your hair brunette, it also looks more lustrous and less damaged than when you go lighter.

If you want dark hair but prefer a multi tonal look- choose a dark brown shade with subtle highlights for a more natural look.

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Chestnut brown hair is a good color if you want a lighter brunette shade.

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If you are blonde and want to go darker try a honey brown shade.

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Golden brown is a nice option if you are looking for a warm brunette shade. it also really brings out blue or green eyes.

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If you want a dark brunette shade but don’t want any reddish or gold tones- go for a dark ash brown color. Ash is a neutral tone which helps prevent warm tones.

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Light ash brown is a good option if you want a neutral brunette shade that’s not as dark. Ash brown offers a more natural-looking color with cool undertones.

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A nice color to try which is pretty low maintenance and works well on all skin tones is chocolate brown.

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If you are stuck between red and brown hair- try mahogany brown.

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If you’re thinking of getting darker hair, but are scared to commit- try a beachy brunette look like the ombre locks below. Great for summertime!

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Looking for a darker shade? Go for a jet black color. If you have colored eyes, be prepared for them to be enhanced with your new dark locks.

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10 most beautiful red hair color ideas

Thinking of going red? Before you do, browse below for ten looks to inspire you on which shade of red works best for you; as well as a few tips on this showstopper color.

Going red requires your commitment to maintain the shade from fading. Red hair looks vibrant and calls attention, but it’s also the fastest color to fade over time. Purchase a shampoo and conditioner specifically made to help keep red looking good.

Another thing to remember when going red is that once you dye your hair this ravishing shade, it’s best to keep the color for a while. This is mainly because red pigment can be tough to fully take out ,and can leave orangey undertones if you plan on going lighter when you’re done being a redhead.

Red hair looks good on all skin tones, especially due to the many options when it comes to hair coloring. You can go fully red, get highlights or lowlights; and not to mention the many shades of red you can play with. Which look do you like best?!

Want noticeable red without being too dramatic? Try red hair with gold undertones 

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If you want an intense shade try  “Jessica Rabbit” vibrant red hair 

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Looking for a subtle or dark red? Try burgundy hair

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If you want a different and original look, check out the red ombre on burgundy hair below

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Want a dramatic in your face color? Go for a super bright red

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If you want hints of red- try highlights and choose your favorite shade from bright to darker reds

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Looking for a fun trendy style? Go for a red ombre look

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 If you want to go red but want a subtle look that doesn’t involve bleach- choose a mahogany shade

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 Want another fun and trendy look to try? Go for a look with different shades of highlights 

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 If you prefer a dark red that’s still noticeable- try a red wine shade

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Easy ways to change up your hairstyle

A hairstyle routine can leave you bored with repetition, but there are many quick things you can do to change it up effortlessly. If you’re the type of girl who sticks to one hairstyle most everyday here are a few tips to change it up, without being too drastic.

If you always wear your hair in a ponytail…

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Why not dress up your ponytail a bit! You can try braiding it, or switching from a high ponytail to a low one. Or try the super easy and fancy looking side ponytail like the one in the tutorial below.

If you always wear your hair down…

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Change it up by switching parts. Something that simple, can make a big difference. Try a side part and  use a few bobby pins to sweep one side behind your ear.

Another quick thing you can do to change the look, is add waves with a curling iron or hot rollers. Hot rollers are a nice alternative to a curling/flat iron because they are pre-heated and all you have to do is roll them on your hair, then get ready while your hair sets. If your hair is already wavy/curly try a blow out or straighten it.

 

If you always wear your hair in a bun…

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Fancy up your bun, by wearing it super high and sleek. Or you can also wear a nice headband or bandana on your hair, add a poof, and finish with a high messy bun. Check out a few pretty headbands below.

 

 

The best shades of blonde: 10 sexy hair color ideas

Have you ever thought about going blonde but were unsure of what shade to choose? Dying your hair blonde can either be a super exciting idea or leave you terrified and confused.

Will your hair be damaged? Will it look good on you? What if you look too blonde? These might be some of your concerns, especially if you have darker hair and a darker complexion. Blonde can look good on everyone, you just have to find the right shade and whether highlights or a full-head of blonde looks best. And to answer the first question, over-bleached hair can feel dry over time which is why hair treatments to add moisture are a must. Highlights don’t cause much damage, especially if your going for a medium blonde shade or go lighter gradually.

Here are ten blonde hair color looks to help you find the best one for you.

Platinum blonde

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Brownish-blonde

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Honey blonde with platinum highlights

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Brown and blonde ombre

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Chunky blonde highlights

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Peek-a-boo- blonde highlights

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Balayage highlights

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Golden blonde

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 Multi-tonal blonde

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 Dirty blonde

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If you’re going to the salon, it’s a good idea to bring pictures of what color you’d like. It’s also good to be realistic with hair color expectations, if you have jet black don’t expect to be able to go platinum after one coloring session. Most often stylists tell you upfront what shade they can bring your hair to, and usually going 2-3 shades lighter is recommended to avoid over-damaging your hair.

Top 10 hairstyles for short hair

If you are looking for a style to flatter your short hair, or looking to cut your hair and go shorter you have come to the right place! Whteher you are looking for a chic bob, fun pixie, or a simple and classic layered cut, there are many options when it comes to short hair.

Transitioning from long to short…

I am sure most of you have seen the tweets and all the stirrup over Miley’s new do. New very very short do. I would never go that short, simply due to the fact i have a round face and don’t think this style would be flattering. Regardless, i think Miley looks great with long or short hair. Some women just have features on their face which can look great framed by short locks.

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Check out a few more cute hairstyles for short hair. How do you prefer you hair: long or short?  Which short style is you favorite?!

Pink’s makeup matches this rocker chic cut perfectly! This style is nice if you aren’t afraid to go very short. Short hairstyles like this one allow you to play with texture and will put earrings and necklaces on display!

Paparazzi went wild when Katie Holmes debuted her short blunt bob with bangs. This is a very cute look. It will look best if your hair is straight or easy to manage and style in the mornings. This cut will also look nice with curled /wavy hair.

Rhianna has currently been sporting short styles. I like this one, because it shows off her neck and shoulders but keeps a feminine feel with the curls.

Alyssa Milano went for a really short and playful pixie here. If you have a long neck, this is a nice way to show it off.

Sandra Bullock looks very elegant in this chic bob. It just sweeps on her shoulders, so the option to pull it back is still available. Some texture was also added to her ends to avoid a blunt look. If you like this cut but want to change it up a bit just ask for some layers.

Mary J Blige is the queen of short hairstyles. This asymmetrical style is fun and the color in her hair looks great paired with the cut. This is a nice way to keep some length on one side, and see what going really short looks like on the other side.

Katy Perry loves vintage inspired fashion, and this cut is perfectly vintage. This is a nice look if you are looking to cut your hair short but still want some length. She has the ends curled, so straight it is a bit  longer.

Anne Hathaway chopped off her long locks for a role in “Les Miserables”. It was reported via peoplestylewatch that she cried and was “inconsolable” after her cut. I would be too:( But Anne pulls off this look very well. She has perfect facial features to rock this look, and softens it up with the retro fashion.

Keira Knightley sports a very short pixie cut above. This short do is cute because it involves lots of texture and is a piecy look. Looks well tousled and  is can be easily styled at home. Always ask your stylist to teach you how to style your cut before you leave the salon!

Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham wore an a-line cut. This style is fun and frames high cheekbones well. It’s a very stylish and playful cut, but does require upkeep to maintain shape.