Spring Inspiration: Ethereal Beauty by Kelly Rowe … I LOVE HAIR!!!!

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Spring seems to have finally arrived. Spring is a time of delicate blooming of flowers and everything coming back to life. Take a cue from the blossoming world around and wear a ethereal style. Loose braids, hair ornaments such as hair wraps, ribbons, bands, and flowers, soft highlights, and an overall look of feminine beauty are a great direction to go for spring.

 

The best part about this hot spring trend is the styling of it is very easy to achieve at home because the whole point is for it to look not perfect. Perfectly coifed hair, slicked back styles, and stronger cuts are great for winter, spring is a time to loosen things up, in prep for the upcoming summer where we can just let our hair do whatever we want, and that in its own way is a great hairstyle.

 

Great styling products to achieve these looks are light oils such as Marula oil, this is lighter than the natural oils of the hair and allows the hair to stay smooth while still giving movement, and without weighing the hair down. Make sure that you have a great flexible hold hair spray, this will allow you to keep your style all day without hardening the style.

 

Braids are the easiest way to perfectly achieve and ethereal style. I personally love fishtails they can be maneuvered into either tight or loose looks, and look great on just about everyone. I also love hair bands made out of braids they look very feminine. If you need help learning how to do these braids have a stylist show you or have your stylist set your hair for a night out or a perfect brunch. Also, ask your stylists about adding a few highlights to brighten the overall look.

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Beachy Hair … by Kelly Rowe .. I LOVE HAIR!!!!

With the weather warming up we are all looking towards the upcoming summer. One of the great aspects of summer is the great textured beachy looks we can achieve with little to no work. Texture and less structured hair is very in right now. That sexy right out of bed looking fabulous look is hot and there are many ways to achieve this year round.
Salt spray is the quickest and easiest way to get this just came off the beach look. Make sure hair is slightly damp.  Spray your choice of salt spray in evenly without over soaking the hair. Comb thru and set hair to desired parting, twist hair in to large twists with fingers allow to dry naturally or with a diffuser. Do not touch or play with your hair until it is fully dried or you will develop a lot of frizz. Once dry shake hair out for a relaxed summery look.
A second way to achieve this look is using hot tools. This will take a little longer, but will give you a more polished look, this is perfect for that Victoria’s Secret look for a date. Find a styling cream or texture paste that you like and work through damp hair evenly. Dry hair with a large round brush giving height at the root and smoothness around the face. Once your hair is completely dry, take large sections and freehand wrap them around a hot curling iron, clipless irons are perfect for this, until you have completely your entire head. Leave the ends from being curled for an even less structure look. Spray with a light hold hair spray and shake out to your liking.
Lastly the most permanent option would be to have waving service done by your stylist. Waving and curling services have come so far and there are actually wraps that can be done that are called Beach Wraps. These new waving services are gentle on the hair and very effective in creating great texture. This will give you permanent beachy waves Victoria’s Secret style from morning to night, all year round.  These will require a strand test, consultation, and not all hair will be suitable, but for those committed to this awesome look is is a great option.image image-1

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Straight Lines .. by Roger Garcia .. I LOVE HAIR!!!!

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The ever evolving trends seem to change drastically over night.  Not to long ago, a more de structured textured look was the it look, which still can be for the right person.  But alas the days are numbered and women are going for more blunted less layered styles.

What does this mean?  It means simplicity!  Easy beautiful effortless hair that will look good regardless of your styling preference.  I, myself can appreciate a beautifully worked layer cut more than anyone else.
But what it comes down is what the hair will actually look like when you leave the salon and stand in your bathroom trying to re create what has been done.
Sure there are products that can help you along the way, but if your searching for something that is just simple, do not be afraid to ask for it!
Salon visits can be intimidating enough as it is, and sometimes going with your gut on what feel would be best for hair is the best choice.

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Electric Youth … by Cristiano Cora … I LOVE HAIR!!!!

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Thanks to Schwarzkopf Professional USA for an amazing weekend in Chicago .. Here is one of the looks Cristiano created for the Electric Youth Collection. What an amazing transformation!!! I LOVE HAIR !!!!

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Cristiano in BERLIN!!! I LOVE HAIR!!!!

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Cristiano has just returned from his trip to represent the United States as a Local Hero in Schwarzkopfs Essential Looks World Tour 2013.  The Event was streamed live, but it now available via youtube or just check out post on Facebook!! Danielle, Cristiano’s model looked amazing!!!

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Chalk it up!! by. Kelly Rowe I LOVE HAIR!!!!!!!

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Chalk isn’t just for sidewalks and blackboards anymore!

Afraid of commitment to bright, colorful, or even rainbow hair, but looking for something fun for the night? Hair chalking is a great way to experiment without the worry that you are stuck with something that may not be appropriate for all occasions. This is not your everyday chalk but works the same as it just washes out in one to two shampoos maximum depending on the porosity your hair. You can obtain bright ombré, colored highlights, or just a couple accents to show your wild side. To chalk your hair you will need to purchase a hair chalk from a beauty store, some brands are Hair Color Chalk and Color Bug. Another option is to use soft pastels, again soft pastels not oil pastels, as they will stain your hair from your local art store.

Hair chalking is easy, it’s as simple as basically “coloring” on your hair. Applying the chalk to dry hair will make it temporary, if you want it to last through a couple more shampoos you can apply to damp hair. If this is your first time asking your stylist to show you how to apply, blend colors, and style to make it look fabulous and evenly applied. This is great to add to a blowout for a fun night out.

Tips to remember:

If your hair is overly porous from lightening or damage of any sort the chalk may stay in for a little bit longer than 1-2 shampoos.

After chalk is applied make sure you wash hair before sleeping or you will end up with a rainbow of colors on your pillow.

When applying chalk expect that it will make somewhat of a mess so make sure you have gloves, a draping for yourself, and dark towel.

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Pastel Shades to Dye for .. This SPRING!!! by Lola Lorraine … I LOVE HAIR!!!!

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Pastel colored locks glow white-hot as the most ethereal hair trend of
Spring 2013. Seems like so many celebrities and fashionistas want to
show off this ultra-glam look. We suddenly see it in ALL the fashion
magazines and on this season’s hottest runways. After all, what
delicate hues suggest spring blossoming into our glamour palette more
beautifully than gorgeous pastels?
Due to recent advances in permanent hair color pigments, we now have
the sweetest array of cotton candy colors to offer. As if sugar-spun
from pure, fun fantasy, these revolutionary new colors are now
wearable with beautiful longevity, without shedding like previous
semi-permanent formulas. This is truly the stuff that dreams are made
of: Soft lavender lilac, blushing pink, and robins’ egg blue.  Whether
as a flirty peek-a-boo, or all-over statement, these sassy shades are
for post-modern Girly-girls with a with a rebellious edge.
AND for chic sophisticates who want a Spring Color fling, but can’t
pull off wearing the easter egg shades, try rose-gold with just a
subtle, sweet kiss of cotton candy or shimmer of champagne. We’ve seen
gorgeous pastel looks debuted by so many Celebs already, and candy
pastels will sweeten many more  luscious looks this style season. Get
a head start on this trend to put some spring in your step, because
March is just around the corner!

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