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Vibrant hair colors to try for the summer

Did you ever want to dye your hair a bright color, but were worried about how it would look on you? Lucky for you, I’ve compiled a few styles and tips of trying out this vibrant haircolor trend so you can find a look that suits you.

Here are a few tips on trying out pink, violet, blue or any other bright color you’d like without the worry of looking like a smurf ūüôā

– if you are worried about not liking the final result, do a strand test. Apply the dye on a strand of your hair, from the back-lower half of your head. Let the dye do it’s job and rinse, blow dry the strand to see the final result. If you like it, continue with the rest of your hair, if not try a different shade.

– go for a semi-permanent dye so the color washes off in a couple weeks. This gives you more freedom than having permanent pink hair. On the flip side, if you for sure want the color to be permanent; bleach your hair first then apply the color. This will make the bright color pop more.

– if you are worried about what the boss will say of your new do, get a less drastic look by dying only the tips or doing a few highlights. Pastel shades are also a nice way of wearing a more subtle shade of a vibrant color. Of course it’s always a great idea to ask and see what your jobs policy is on unnatural hair colors.

– if you are getting your hair colored at the salon, be sure to bring pictures of the exact color you want as a reference. Remember, there are many shades of pink and your version of soft-pink might not be the same as the stylist’s.

Рjust like all hair coloring, there are many styles to choose from with wearing bright colors. Thin or chunky highlights, ombré, balayage, top or lower half of head, and tips only are a few looks. Check out the images below for a better visual of this bright and fun trend.

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pretty pastel pink hair

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multi-color bright highlights

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purple highlights for short hair

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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.

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.

 

 

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.