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8 Foods that Give You Gorgeous Skin

Posted by HenJa' on August 12, 2013 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)



Give your typical creams some backup, and care for your face naturally, as well. Nutritionist Dana James shared her favorite things to eat for a flawless complexion.

 

1. Papaya

You've probably used papaya in a facial scrub, but are you eating it, too? The fruit is a vitamin C serum and exfoliant all-in-one. It contains two days' worth of vitamin C, which helps to brighten and tighten skin. It's packed with vitamin A compounds, which regulate cell turnover in much the same way that a topical retinol-A does, albeit gentler. Papaya also contains the digestive enzyme, papain, which helps decrease redness in the skin by combating inflammation.

The Easy Recipes: A golden smoothie made with papaya, almond milk, and raw honey is a skin elixir. Or try fish topped with a papaya, carrot, and cilantro salsa.

2. Coconut Kefir

You've heard of coconut water. Now it's time to get acquainted with its even richer counterpart, coconut kefir, which is made by fermenting coconut water with beneficial bacteria. A shot of coconut kefir contains 15 billion CFU of probiotics, which is three times more than most commercial yogurt. These beneficial bacteria keep skin clear by crowding out pathogenic microbes, which can cause acne and hormonal imbalances. Coconut kefir is naturally sweet, which means it can also help to appease cravings for our skin's biggest foe, sugar.

The Easy Recipe: Drink coconut kefir first thing in the morning on an empty stomach; this will keep more of the probiotics alive.

 

3. Black Sesame Seeds

If late nights, alcohol, and indulgent food have taken a toll (no judging!), black sesame seeds help restore your skin's radiance and elasticity. Packed with essential fats, oleic acid, amino acids, potassium, and fiber, these seeds are so abundant in skin-beautifying nutrients that they deserve to be added to every meal-and probably could be!

The Easy Recipes: Sprinkle black sesame seeds over an organic green salad, add them to avocado on toast, or toss them through a quinoa salad.

4. Beets

Beets reverse dull skin by stimulating the lymphatic system and removing waste from our cells. Beets can also increase the oxygen-carrying ability in the blood by 400 percent, bringing brightness and vitality to the skin. They may even help reduce the appearance of cellulite by strengthening the dermal skin layer.

The Easy Recipes: 16 ounces of beet juice will have skin looking peachy and pretty for up to 12 hours. If juice isn't your thing, try a roasted beet salad or grate raw beets into a spinach salad.

 5. Lemons

Lemon juice helps remove fat-soluble toxins and old hormones, which may trigger breakouts and worsen oily skin. Lemon juice also emulsifies fats, which helps keep skin hydrated. Not to be left out, the lemon rind contains the flavonoid limonoid, which kills bacteria in the mouth and intestines, preventing bacterial-driven acne flare-ups.

The Easy Recipes: Starting your day with hot water and lemon is no secret in the beauty world, but to get the detoxifying benefits, you'll want to use the juice of at least half a lemon. Also add more lemon into your diet by using a lemon and olive oil dressing (versus a balsamic vinaigrette) and by topping sautéed vegetables with organic lemon zest.

6. Red cabbage

Red cabbage contains anthocyanins, the same purple pigment found in blueberries. These phytonutrients help decrease the formation of wrinkles and inhibit hyperpigmentation. Red cabbage has six times more vitamin C than green cabbage. It also contains the detoxifying nutrient sulforaphane, which helps clear toxins from the body that can lead to fine lines.

The Easy Recipes: Red cabbage looks pretty added to a kale salad and makes a refreshing summer slaw when paired with grated carrots and drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice.

7. Pumpkin seeds

If you're only eating pumpkin seeds in October, you're missing out. Loaded with zinc, vitamin E, sulfur, and omega-3 fats, the seeds heal, nourish, restore, and hydrate the skin. They can also repair blemish marks when you've had a breakout.

The Easy Recipes: Eat them raw because their delicate fats are destroyed when exposed to too much heat. Snack on them, toss them into an arugula salad, or add a tablespoon of pumpkin seeds to a smoothie.

8. Tomato juice

Heading to the beach or poolside? Start your day with a fresh tomato juice. The lycopene in tomatoes helps prevent UVA and UVB damage. An eight-ounce glass gives you a sun protection factor (SPF) of 5, so don't forget to add some sunscreen! Tomato juice also brings back life to dull skin-that's why a Virgin Mary is served at brunch (okay, perhaps not, but that's why you'll drink them)!

The Easy Recipes: To avoid pesticides, drink organic tomato juice. Alternatively, enjoy a tomato and watermelon gazpacho; watermelon has similar sun-protecting properties as tomatoes.

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5 Wonderful Haircuts for ladies with round faces

Posted by HenJa' on July 11, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

 

*waves* I hope the summer is treating you all GREAT!! I haven't been on "vacation" yet, but I have been enjoying myself!!

 

But anyways! On to the best haircuts for ladies with ROUND FACES (which is said to be the perfect shape!)

 

1. Mixed Length Layers

Adding mixed length layers avoids "boxing" of the face and keeps the beautiful round shape that you have.

Mixed length layers can also be considered "long layers" with a mix of shorter layers up top

 

2. Angled Bangs

Angled bangs are the opposite of what one may call a "Chinese bang". It is not blunt; it gradually gets longer as you get closer to the outside of your face.

 

3. Tapered Pixie Cut

With the "perfect" shape face, a pixie cut is PERFECT! Add edge and style to your hair by cutting it short and leaving a long dramatic bang

 

4. Long Barely There Layers

This one is pretty self explanatory. This look can be achieved with thinning shears. [A professional is highly recommended]

 

5. Side-Swept Bang

This is a go to cut for not just round faced individuals, but for everyone. If you are comfortable with adding layers to your hair and just want to switch it up a bit, the side bang is perfect.

 

 


Summer Skin Tips

Posted by HenJa' on June 17, 2013 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

It's almost official summer time! And we all love to spend time outside in the sun for fun. Here are a few tips to have brilliant skin in the summer!


1. Having sunburn problems?

To reduce the pain and swelling, pop 2 aspirin or ibuprofen as soon as possible. Nex, do a milk compress: Soak a washcloth in a bowl of ice-cold whole milk (skim wont do), and drape it over the burn until the cloth is room temperature.


2. Mosquito FREE!

To keep Mosquitos away from you without repellent, take a daily vitamin of b12 supplement


3. Got pimples?

Who doesn't?! This are common in the hotter temperatures because we tend to sweat, our faces become oily, and we may not have the time throughout the day to properly clean our faces. With that being said, to get rid of a pimple within minutes, wet the tip of a cotton swab with Listerine and dab it on the spot. The alcohol within it will dry up a zit fast

* I personally use toothpaste*


4. Dandruff standing out a little more than usual?

Stay hydrated so that you are able to push the dead cells out of your scalp (aka dandruff) and keep your hair CLEAN AND MOISTURIZED


5. Maintain a squeaky clean face

Be sure to wash all sunscreen and makeup off completely. Facial cleansers with oil have been said to be the best because they can break through all of the products and rinse them away completely. Water should be beading off of your skin if you have cleaned it correctly. 



Natural hair DONTS

Posted by HenJa' on March 15, 2013 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (2)


 

Many people think that because they have natural hair, there is possibly NO WAY that they could go wrong. BUT WAIT! That couldn't be more FALSE. I find that a lot of natural people do not comb their hair at LEAST every other day, they do not moisturize their hair, and they don't keep their hair trimmed.

 

The hot weather is approaching slowly but surely and keeping your hair MOISTURIZED is essential. It's like the LIFE of your hair. When you continuously shampoo your hair once or twice every week with shampoos and conditioners that are not professional products that contain alcohol, you only dry your hair out. The best type of moisturizer is a type of oil (ie argon or morrocan). Grease clogs your pores which can then stunt your hair growth. The area to focus on the most is your ends. (If you have color in your hair, deep condition bi weekly)

 

I know that many of you wear your natural curls or flat twist, that's not an excuse to not comb your hair at least every other day. I'm currently doing the no heat challenge and I went 4 days with out combining my hair (which is texturized) and it was tangled!! The reason why our hair gets tangled and should really be combed daily is because we shed 50-100 strands a day. When you have those loose strands lingering in your hair, it gets tangled up with your other hair which then makes it harder for you to comb out. All in all, do what I do for my no heat challenge.I at least run my fingers thought my hair every day before re-twisting for bed.

 

Trims are important. They play another huge factor as to why our hair tangles up. Many naturals think that if they aren't using heat to flat iron or blow dry their hair, they don't need a trim. FALSE. Because if you aren't keeping your hair MOISTURIZED it becomes dry, brittle, and breaks; which means you need to trim your hair. Regardless, I recommend getting natural hair trimmed at least 3 times a year IF you don't use heat. If you use heat, 4-5 times a year. Be sure to find a professional that actually knows what the word trim means and doesn't use extreme temperatures to flat iron your hair.


Stunted Hair Growth?/No HEAT Challenge

Posted by HenJa' on March 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (2)

We all go through periods each year where our hair just doesn't seem to be growing; Because I know I do. What I did for a year was wore sew-ins (I took them out and got them redone every month and a half). That helped with the growth of my hair and gave me a chance to give my hair a break from the heat. But, now a days, my hair doesn't seem to like being braided up for a sew-in because my scalp itchs like CRAZY. So, for the month of MARCH I personally decided to challenge myself to a NO HEAT CHALLENGE.


I challenge everyone to pick a month in the fall/winter and a month in the spring/summer to do the no heat challenge to see how your hair changes and grows.

For the entire month of March I will only air dry my hair. As stated in a blog a while back, I was converting from regular relaxers to texturizers. I started in July 2011, and I have about 2 inches of relaxed hair at the ends left. Texturizers have provided me with "relaxed" hair BUT also with a curl. So flat twists make for a great style for me now. Where as before I had to cornrow my hair for waves.

The air drying style consists of flat twist and nothing else. I do about 5 or 6 flat twist, unravel in the AM and I'm on my way. At night I retwist and have no problems maintaing the curl/wave pattern for a week at a time. 

The other challenge I am participating in is oiling my scalp NIGHTLY. I wouldn't dare do that to my hair when wearing my wrap because I like for my hair to flow and move lol


 

Tips on why your growth may be stunted:

Scarf too tight at night

Too much heat

Braids or Ponytails too tight

Not moisturized enough

Ends getting caught up on cotton shirts

Hair not being trimmed properly

Split ends / Damaged hair


Prodcuts Used On Flat Twist:

MoroccanOil Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Bio-Silk Leave-In Conditioner

MoroccanOil Treatment

MoriccanOil Finish

[All can be found here]

Spring/Summer Hair Tips

Posted by HenJa' on March 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

As the seasons change from dry and cold in the winter to warm and moist during the spring and summer, our hair changes with the climate. Hair often goes from dry and full of static to frizzy and sun bleached by the end of summer. Preparing for these changes of the warmer season can help you have better hair days.


Moisture Balance: As the tempartures begin to rise and the humidity in the air increases, your conditioning habits should as well. 

Products to purchase: Bio-silk Leave-In Conditioner & MoroccanOil Treatment


Healthy Highlights/Color: Frizzy and dry ends on highlighted or lightened hair can be more pronounced in the warm season, especially if you spend a lot of time in the sun or water. 

Services to receive: Hydration treatment, or deep conditioning treatment (Consult with your stylist on type and frequency)


Extra Tips:  When swimming in pools containing shlorine, please be sure to shampoo and condition hair thoroughly after each swim. This along with Bio-silk Leave-in conditioner will help prevent chlorine build up on your hair, which can damage your hair and dry it out.

5 of The Biggest Hair Myths

Posted by HenJa' on July 5, 2012 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Frequent trims make your hair grow faster

Cutting the ends of your hair doesn't affect the follicles in your scalp, which determines how fast and how much your hair grows. Hair grows an average of a quarter-inch every month - whether or not you cut it. Regular trims have the tendency to make your hair appear a little longer. Getting rid of split ends reduces hair breakage, and breakage is what makes hair look thinner at the ends, and shorter. Every 8 to 12 weeks, ask your stylist to take off the minimum necessary to eliminate split ends.


2. If you always use the same shampoo, eventually it will stop working

You don't need to practice shampoo rotation to keep your hair clean. But, if you've recently started coloring your hair or increased your use of hot tools, it might be a good idea to switch to a more moisturizing shampoo. (visit the SHOP tab to purchase great priducts that leave your hair smelling, looking, and feeling, good)


3. A cold water rinse makes your hair shinier

Hairstylist use cool water to close your cuticles so that its flat, not ruffled and dull looking. Use conditioners and stylist products that contain silicones and oils to smooth the cuticle. And limit damage to your hair from straightening treatments, hot tools, and frequent dyeing.


4. For healthy hair, brush 100 strokes a day

You've probably heard that brushing your hair will help distribute the natural oils from your scalp to add shine to your hair. Brushing causes friction to your hair, leading to cuticle damage and breakage, which makes hair lusterless and frizzy. Brush your hair as minimal as possible and use the right tools - a wide toothed comb or paddle brush.


5. If you shampoo less often, your scalp will gradually produce less oil

No matter how frequently you shampoo, your scalp produces the same amount of oil. Cutting back on shampooing will have no effect on your sebaceous glands; genetics and hormones determine the amount of oil they produce. But, lack of shampooing for long periods of time will cause dirt and oil to accumulate on your scalp and hair follicles, and could cause inflammation and irritation that might stunt hair growth.

Weave 101 - The Truth Behind It All

Posted by HenJa' on June 9, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (42)

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Weave 101 - The TRUTH Behind It All

 

I'm finding that a lot of people are misinformed on what is good weave and what is bad weave. You have Yaki Hair, "Human" Hair, Synthetic Hair, "Virgin" Remy, and Virgin Indian, Peruvian, Brazilian, Malaysian and SO much more from other countries. 

 

The first 4 hairs that I named are BAD Weave. Yaki hair comes from the Yak animal (sheep, horse, etc), "human" hair is a blend of animal hairs and "human" hair, synthetic hair is a form of plastic blended with hair, and "virgin" Remy is everything BUT virgin! None of these hairs come for a real person that is a hair donor.

 

The term VIRGIN means non processed, non - chemicalized (I made that word up lol) , and in its natural state. "VIRGIN REMY" for example, is bought in a PACK with a COLOR (ie 1B, 2, 4, etc) so how can that even be considered VIRGIN? THINK ABOUT IT!  On average a person will spend about $85+ a pack on Remy and throw it away after 2-4 months. IT'S A WASTE OF YOUR MONEY AND YOUR TIME! 

 

I sell virgin hair and the lowest price is $65 for a 12" & 14". This hair can be REUSED for up to a YEAR and sometimes MORE if you take good care of it like its your own. So let's do a little math. On average, a person will buy 2 packs of Remy totaling $170 before taxes. After taxes it'll be around $185. People that spend THAT much money on remy hair, I've noticed will keep their sew-in in for 3-4 months (which is TOTALLY UNEXCEPTABLE!) then throw the hair away and buy new hair. So, if you take $185 x 4 for an entire years worth of weave, the lowest a person will spend is $740, and that's not including the installation. 

 

Now, with TRUE virgin hair, you are able to color the hair whateverrrrrr color you want, creating a better blend between your hair and the virgin hair. The QUALITY is so much better. You can buy wavy hair and wear it wavy or flat iron it, or curl it. Virgin hair is supposed to be JUST LIKE IT'S YOUR HAIR. Like I stated before, the lowest amount is $65 for a 12" & 14" In virgin hair. If I were to buy 2 bundles of hair for a partial sew-in it would only cost me $130. (most the time vendors that sell Virgin hair do not tax b/c it is included in the price). So already the price is $50 cheaper than the "virgin Remy". This hair will last for up to a year and sometimes longer. Meaning, you would NOT HAVE TO PURCHASE ANYYYYYMORE HAIR FOR THE YEAR. As opposed to the $740 spent on Remy per year. That's a $610 difference! 

 

Typically, I shampoo my hair with my virgin hair in once a week. (it doesn't damage the hair or change the state). And I redo my sew-ins every month and a half because my hair grows fast. No one should keep a sew-in in LONGER THAN 2 months. You need to remove the hair and braids to truly cleanse your hair and scalp so that your pores are NOT being clogged. 

 

Virgin hair comes by the bundle, which means it is not in a package like the hair store sells and can not be bought out of a hair store, NO MATTER WHAT A PERSON TELLS YOU. Once again, IT CAN NOT BE BOUGHT OUT OF A HAIR STORE. Each bundle can range from 2-4 oz. Usually 6-8 ounces are needed for a sew-in depending on HOW much of your hair you are leaving out and the length of the weave you are purchasing. The longer the weave, the more bundles you will need to create fullness. 

 

TRUE Virgin hair is an investment. Be kind to your head and purchase the best that you can for it. All in all, you may end up spending more at once on virgin hair then you would in Remy (if you are looking for a longer inch), but in the long run it will save you money.

 

When you purchase a GOOD QUALITY type of hair, you need a person that does a GREAT QUALITY SEW-IN! There's nothing worse than good weave with a terrible sew-in. CHEAP IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER and can be very damaging to your hair under the sew-in if installed incorrectly. 

 

Remember, If it doesn't come in a BUNDLE, you're wasting your money. 

 

If you have more questions about virgin hair please comment on this blog and I will respond to you within a timely manner :). 

 

And if you are interested in purchasing virgin hair, click on the SHOP tab above and purchase from me.


Color It up For The Summer

Posted by HenJa' on May 29, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Summer time is officially almost here, and I know if I'm seeing LOTS of blondes and reds around Atlanta, they've got to be everywhere.

 

When going blonde, be sure to have a professional do it. Not every hair stylist is a "professional". Anyone can go to school, and pass a test for a license; it doesn't mean they passionately love their craft and try to perfect it. So randomly picking a person and going to them for the first time for a color is not your best bet when it comes to blonde.

 

I can tell you from first hand experience that I have learned from my cosmetologist mentor that blonde can be achieved WITHOUT BLEACH! I've used it on 3 of my clients so far, two wanted highlights and another wanted her weave more of a honey blonde color.

 

The method is a simple professional color and it can not be purchased by a person without a license and should not be performed by a person without a license.

 

If you were to go to a stylist today and ask for blonde without bleach, about 95% of them would tell you that it is not possible. Consider my knowledge of coloring hair RARE :). I'm all about healthy hair and having fun while maintaining that state. And it's so easy to have blonde hair, and have it be healthy and not fall out.

 

Sorry, but I will not share the exact line that I use (that's like giving away a secret to my most willing powers lol). So come see me in Atlanta for an amazing hair experience :).

 

Also, if you have virgin hair that you would like to have colored blonde, send me an email for pricing --> [email protected]

How To Match Your Hair Color & Clothing!

Posted by HenJa' on April 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Not only does your hair accent an astonishing outfit you just put together, but the color of your hair can make it POP even more. Many don't know the complimentary colors on the color wheel. They are as follows: Orange/Blue, Red/Green, and Yellow/Indigo(purple). Although the complimentary wheel can only apply to about one hair color, it is useful to know when wearing that perfect outfit.


Red Heads

Being the green is the complimentary color for red, red heads should look towards wearing more greens. the lighter the shade of your hair, the lighter the green clothing should be. Be weary of wearing red shirts with red hair, a clash may come about! If you are so inclined to wear red with red hair, wear the red as far away from your hair as possible.

Other colors that compliment red hair: Natural and earth tones such as beiges, browns, camel, dark and olive greens, orange reds and gold.


Brunette & Black Hair

Just because your hair is dark, doesn't mean you have to be too. Liven up your appearance and spirit with these colors: cool reds, hot pink, black, pure white, turquoise, royal blue, fuchsia, cool pastel colors, bright yellow, bright red.


Blonde Hair

Being a blonde has its perks; as well as its jokes. But, this is the hair that combines with the perfect combination of colors! You can go dark or be bright. Here are the colors: chocolate brown, camel, gentle earth tones, orange, peaches, navy, bright greens


Jeffery Campbell

Posted by HenJa' on March 5, 2012 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

One of my FAVORITE shoe lines is by the one and only Jeffery Campbell. I have long discovered him and first discovered him via Urban Outfitters. Here are some of his stylish shoes that are in as off this season.



Mostly all of these shoes are currently on the UrbanOutfitters website under Shoes>>Jeffery Campbell

Six Stylish Wedge Sneakers That Are a Step Above the Basic Athletic Footwear

Posted by HenJa' on February 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)
Not your ordinary wedge sneakers! FAR from those fake Jordan heels. These are actually stylish and allow you to be cute yet sporty :) 


Designs by Stephene Bowie



Ash by Gin Smog



Marc by Marc Jacobs



Nine West Perri Wedge 

ASH by Madonna

Cool Cat by Gianni Bini


Oscars 2012

Posted by HenJa' on February 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Ok so, I looked at the Oscars red carpet last night ............. I didn't really see much that I absolutely LOVED, but I did see a few :); and of course there are always individuals that go unseen. So here's what we have.

This was my abosolute FAVORITE of the night. Pastel colors are back this spring. This earth tone color flows perfectly with Maria  Menounos' skin complexion. The long and flowiness of the dress at that extra bang. Her hair is pinned up into a bun; thus giving the dress all of the attention and causing it to be the focal point. (Green dresses on the red carpet will ALWAYS pop being that the two colors compliment one another.)

My second favorite was a yellow and black dress worn by Nancy O'Dell. I liked this dress because it was bright and different than any other dress on the red carpet; it included prints and small pleats! The prints remind me of an Indian ensemble giving just enough and not too much. Once again, the hair is pulled back into a bun with a little volume in the front of the hair to add an illusion.


Penelope Cruz wins the best hair style; in my opinion. She rocked a wavey chignon bob like no OTHER. Neatly tucked adding a vintage hollywood look.

Spring 2012 Nail Color Must Haves

Posted by HenJa' on February 20, 2012 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Pearlized Purple
Creamy Neutral w/ slight yellowish tint
Stark White (closer to a light grey)
Dewy Green (soft minty)
Pink Glitter
Black Glitter
Orange
OPI Kardashian Kolor
Greyish Purple
Limelight
Signature Red by Nicole
Pretty Pink
Grey Polish with small glitter
Pollen

Wedding Bells and Bargin Sales

Posted by HenJa' on February 6, 2012 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hey Guys!


I haven't blogged in a few days because I was out of town at a wedding :).


So, as my first blog back, I'll blog about my hair, my dress and the hair styles that I did for the wedding.


I found this gold BCBG maxi dress with a split up the leg that was soooooooo gorg ($158+). Everyone that knows me KNOWS that I am a HUGE bargin shopper. I love to get as MUCH for my money as possible (that equals MORE things in the closet :D)


As a result, I knew for a fact that if I couldn't find a dress that compared to the BCBG one, I would go ahead and purchase it, but long behold, the old faithful XXI came through. I found a platinum color dress that was almost identical to the BCBG dress for only ($30). It looked like a normal maxi dress that could be worn on a spring/summer day. It didn't compare to the BCBG dress. That was until I dressed it up :). I took a skinny black suede belt that I had from another dress and put it on to define my waist line even more, added a long silver necklace, and some long studded earrings and wah-la.


For my hair, I took large sections, spiral curled it with my flat iron, fingered the curls out, and pinned my hair to one side for a simple up-do. 

The Bride wanted curls, and lots of them, so I used flexi rods, took them out and took apart each curl.

The bridesmaids had simple styles which consisted of a side knot.




9 Hair Trends To Try in 2012

Posted by HenJa' on January 31, 2012 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

9 Hair Trends To Try in 2012

 

#1 Face Framing Highlights


Cute and perfect for the person that doesn't want to put too much color in their hair, but wants to have something to add a dazzle to their look. 

It's a fresh way to transition into spring. The roots and the crown of the head will be darker, but the highlights around the face will make the color transition seem more gradual.

 

#2 Straight Waves


Beach waves are cute, but towards the end of 2011 and so far in 2012, large straight waves have been the way to go. It's less of a curl and easier to upkeep at home, Less heat involved! (always a plus).

A very easy way to achieve this: Plat 3 or 4 larger braids in your wet hair, and let them air dry, (or you can chose to sit under the dryer; if in a rush, blow dry). Once dry, take the braids out. You can wear them just as is, or you can choose to flat iron the waves to make them looser.

 

#3 Faux Bob with Chignon (messy bun)

 

If your hair is too long, you can create a bob simple by curling your hair. Once curled, add a mess side bun to complete the style :) 

 

#4 Braided Up Do

 

One of my favs! Whenever my hair is not up to par with my expectations, I ALWAYS throw a braid or 2 somewhere in the front. With this style, you can customize, play and have fun creating your own do.

 

#5 The Layered Bob

 

This bob isn't your ordinary clean cut Bob. This year, many stylists are doing chopped layers. This cut can be worn both messy, and cutely curled :). 

 

#6 Hydration Therapy

 

2012 so far is all about repairing hair, and less about chemicals. Deep conditioning has been taken to a new level. This conditioning adds steam, not heat to the conditioning process. Read my recent blog on Hydration Therapy to learn more. 

 

#7 Clip-in extensions

 

A fast and convince way to add length and density to your hair :). You can do so much with these. (Blog coming soon) (if interested in customized clip-ins, contact me)

 

#8 Warm Tones

 

Blondes and honey colors are resurfacing. 

 

#9 Long Wispy Bangs

 

This look is also perfect if you want to grow out bangs if you already have them without the awkward in-between stage. They blend in with the rest of your cut and can be easily swept to the side.

 

 


 


2012 Hair Color Trends

Posted by HenJa' on January 30, 2012 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

"2012 Hair color Trends"


Hair color is a physical change that can be made to most hair. Some people have high resistant hair that just will not color. In this blog I'll tell you what's hot that'll set you aside from everyone else getting the old ordinary usual colors that constantly occur.  I myself just went from a Red tone And put a brown tone on top which then made my hair color more of a burgundy. If you ever go red, realize that red is the hardest color to upkeep as well as the hardest color to get out. 

*I highly recommend that ALL colors be done by a professional*

Here are the trends: 


#1 Warm Tones Deep reds, rich browns and softer colors of blonde are all in demand. Many women are also requesting 2 to 4 different shades of a color to give the hair the perception of more depth and to avoid the same color all over the entire head. 


#2 Bold, Vibrant Shades Another very hot hair coloring trend is bold, vibrant shades. Colors such as purple, blue, red and green are seeing a strong reemergence in the hair coloring market.  Many clients are requesting these daring colors mixed in with browns, blacks, reds and blondes to give them a bolder, more original look. This can be achieved WITHOUT looking like Nicki Minaj herself!


#3 Gray Probably one of the most surprising colors is gray. Believe it or not, women are seeing this once dreaded shade through a whole new set of eyes.  One of the hottest trends is ???Gray lights??? and white/gray bases. These colors have become very popular with affluent trendsetters and models and the movement is beginning to trickle down to the average person. It can be fashionable without making you look of age. 


If you're afraid to color your hair, try purchasing some customized clip-ins to add the color in :).


Visit the HD Hair page for prices.