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Easy Haircuts That Rock This Fall 2020

Reasons For A New Season

As 2020 becomes quite unpredictable, towards fall, the desire to switch hairstyles is proving irresistible. The current pandemic is making people look into fall trends that are low-maintenance. As salons start to re-open, proprietors and stylists are suggesting easy to do and style hair dos that will allow customers to let their hair grow out and keep the style in between haircuts. Customers are also opting to keep their hair care routine minimal throughout quarantine. Top hairstylists tell us about those trending cuts.

Short Layers are about ease and low maintenance, especially if you want to wear your hair natural. Without losing length adding short layers to an existing cut is a great option. The look really enhances natural curls and waves. A recommendation is drying your hair with a T-shirt or microfiber towel then following up with diffuser attachment to minimize frizz.

Pixies & Buzzcuts are effortless as they require a truly minimal hair care routine. You can still keep a bit of length on top if you go with a short, choppy pixie. Tousling your hair with your fingers will give you a bit of texture, but you can also run a bit of pomade through it to get a piecey finish.

One Length is in because there is virtually no maintenance required and the look is super easy to style. The cut’s defining factor is leaving out layers and it works across all hair types and textures. Styling options are many. Wear a longer one-length cut down or pull it up into a high ponytail or bun. You can use a cloth-covered scrunchie to prevent pulling and breakage.

The ’70s Bangs keep the quarantine hair struggle easier as monthly trims are not necessary. You can keep the style longer, The style is great with any length of hair or any texture – curly, wavy, or straight. Blow dry them out with a big round brush or wear them naturally. There are round brushes out there that lock in styles while simultaneously preventing damage.

Chin-Length Bob or the bob remains widely popular because of its versatility. It can be worn curly, wavy, or sleek. They match fall’s high necklines on clothes. While bobs typically require trims to maintain the length, a blunt finish with minimal layers still looks great as hair gets longer.

The Lob is also still going strong in 2020. The clavicle-length cut is just as versatile, but a great option for anyone who doesn’t want to go too short.


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Looking Forward to These Great Hairstyles in Fall 2020

Favorite Fall Styles

The Modern Shag seems to be more alluring than the original 70s’ version. Piecey bangs with wavy, choppy layers are in. Baby Bangs are delicate and the exact opposite of curtain bangs. They are lightly cut bangs that fall above the eyebrow, and don’t overwhelm small faces. Choppy Layers is the 2020 version of a hairstyle made famous by Jennifer Aniston in ‘Friends’. It’s face-framing and lovely, but blow dry the ends so they curl up.

The Asymmetrical Bob is more head-turning if your hair is bob-length. Do a deep part on your chin-length bob for a more angular and asymmetrical look. The Blunt Bob is all about the lob, and which you can rock anything from long blonde curls to a blunt brunette bob.

The Messy Bun is a low-key, elegant updo that continues to trend. This wispy style can be achieved with hairspray before brushing it back into a bun. Pulling a few pieces out will get you the wind-blown look. Banana Buns are especially popular during the wedding season. All it takes is twisting and pinning up your hair to get this elegant look.

Face-framing Tendrils is lived-in, effortless hair. Put your hair in a ponytail or bun and pull a few strands free around your face after styling your hair.

Sleek Low Ponytails are achieved by simply smoothing the top half of your hair and then pulling it back.

Bed Head Waves are tousled, I-just-woke-up ‘do. For the perfect loose curls, use curling iron – then shake them out.

The Flipped Up look is your slightly upturned ends achieved with a round brush and hair dryer.

The Deep-Side Part is a non-permanent way to switch up style without going for a cut. A barrette may be essential to keep it back.

Fall Accessories are great add-ons this season. These brighten and give accents to your hair stylew. They can be barrettes, bobby-pinned locks, scarves and headbands, claw clips, and many other sparklers.


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Hair Color Trends To Last The 2020 Summer

Are you planning your next hair-color adventure?

Here are the coolest, easiest hair color trends to go for.

Shadow Roots

This is the classic ombré hair color. This is your natural grow out hair that blends in with the rest of your lighter hair color. Shadow roots are versatile, working with any highlighted look, like brunette, red, blond, or even platinum without highlights. Just make sure your roots are toned to your natural color for an easier grow out and blending.

Dark Honey Blonde

This a soft, natural-looking golden-blond color. The highlights are more blended to make the color look less highlighted and more like it’s lightened all over. The creamy honey color applies to many skin tones. And if you don’t want to go full blond, this color is like a subtle balayage, adding some dimension. The chocolate brown base with caramel color is nice for the summer.

Pink Wash

Pink is an easy color to apply and looks pretty on everyone, and can last the summer, looking great throughout all stages of washing out. The color suits most people and is not too loud. If you have a dark base, just lighten it up before adding the pink. See if your skin tone matches the shade of pink. For brunettes and blondes, use it as a highlight shade.

Chunky Highlights

It’s the summery color of the past months. If you are just coming out of quarantine, these are the highlights for you – bright, face-framing colors – for the bright, bold change. Because it’s close to the roots around the hairline and throughout your hair, it will still grow out well. It blends with a lot of your natural color. Maybe you want that added balayage effect, experiment with a more natural version of the chunky highlights trends, ask for subtly thicker pieces around the face.

New Strawberry Blond

A beautiful red that’s darker than the usual strawberry blond but lighter and a little more natural than the bright coppers. If you are a lighter or darker redhead, this is something different to try. The color can also be used as a highlight shade for brunettes or blondes.


Summer Hair Trends 2020

Trending Summer Hair Styles

Not even quarantine can hold you back from getting those easy, cool hair trends we see today. Perhaps, because it’s quarantine season that these Do-It-Yourself haircuts are the norm for the summer months.
As usual, we look to celebrities for hair inspiration. And we are getting a lot. Some styles just stand out and here we’re featuring the top trends on Instagram.

The Piecey Bangs

For the sunny weather, while social distancing, these piece-y, shaggy fringe with choppy edges and then mussed are the right pick for those who want to do their own bangs. However, to get the right look will largely depend on your hair texture, whatever the shape of your face. Short bangs won’t work if you have a cowlick, and neither if your hair is frizzy or prone to frizziness.

The Shag Haircut

You’ll find this on Selena Gomez’s IG, a 70s-inspired curly hairdo. It’s a modern shag that allows a lot of movement for different hair types. It can enhance the best points of your face and shade imperfections. It’s also very easy to style. The style can go two ways: layers in the front or by placing them all over your head.

The Lob Haircut

It’s been a favorite of celebs for years and they come in many iterations. Back in 2014, the cut sits between the chin and collarbone and grazes the nape of the neck right about the shoulders and with this length it can either fall in a square or A-line shape. The most common mistake, though, is when doing it yourself, you may pull the hair toward the face to cut, which results in a “V” shape in the back. You need to cut across the back. This style fits just about everyone’s face shape.

The Blunt Bob

This dramatic style is often seen on the Kar-Jenner sisters. It reaches up to the chin and features a sharp, blunt edge. It heightens the face shape, especially if shaped heart, oval, or square, softening the jawline and produces a more symmetrical face.

The Side-Swept Bangs

Bella Hadid epitomizes the side-swept bangs. It’s the new go-to summer style. The style allows those looking to grow out their DIY fringe to do so in a way that’s manageable and easily hidden. The look is great on all face shapes.

The Undone Pixie and Mid-Length Cut

This is so cool for the warm weather. Quick and easy to air-dry. It’s something fun and low maintenance.


Short Haircuts So Cute To Love

Celebrities Looking Chic with Short Hair

Cutting off all (or we mean, almost all) of your hair seems like a very drastic way to celebrate summer. Very few would dare. However, trendy, short haircuts can keep you feeling effortlessly chic. These short cuts can take a lot of getting used to. But you’ll open up your face, your hair is lighter, bouncier, more voluminous, and easier to style. You’ll save money on shampoo and conditioner, too.

For spring 2020, even celebrities keep cutting off their hair, with Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, and Charli D’Amelio to name a few. There are so many different short styles you can try out. Worst case, if you don’t love it, it’ll grow back in time for winter. Check out some cute, trendy short hair lengths here.

Blunt-Cut Lob. The long bob is so ‘in’ in the celebrity world as of late. Charli D’Amelio went with a blunt cut, adding a bit of drama to the look. Just above the shoulders, it’s a perfect way to go short without risking it all. It’s great for those with straight hair and is super easy to style.

Layered Lob. Selena Gomez got a layered lob and bangs that perfectly suit curly hair. The added dimension from the layers helps make hair appear more voluminous, and although this look requires a bit more maintenance than the blunt cut, the shorter your hair is, the bouncier its waves will be.

The Shag. Similar to a lob length-wise, the shag is much choppier than the lob. With bangs and chunky layers, the shag cut frames the face in a retro ‘70s style.

Blunt Bob. Since we’re back in the roaring ‘20s, it only seems fair that the iconic flapper bob is back in style. Khloé Kardashian has been spotted multiple times with the sleek, sharp cut.
French Bob. It has the sharpness of the blunt bob, but it’s worn a little wavy and a bit shorter. This cut just reaches the jawline and includes heavy bangs as well. Maisie Williams was seen wearing the look to Paris Fashion Week and couldn’t have looked better.

Shaggy Bob. King Princess has the ultimate shaggy bob. With her haircut framing her face and bangs, the singer’s curls look healthy and artfully wild. This cut is perfect for wavy and curly hair textures.

Asymmetrical Bob or Lob. A little asymmetry in your haircut adds a chic edge, bringing attention to your jawline and making it look strong. This cut works no matter what texture your hair is, and it’s also a fun way to switch up the classic style.

Choppy Pixie Cut. If you’re looking to go even shorter, this is it. Kristen Stewart has totally modernized the vintage, Audrey Hepburn-look with her choppy cut and shaved sides. The uneven layers give this cut a ton of texture and volume, too. It’s an effortlessly tousled look.

Straight Pixie Cut. Debuted in 2016, Zendaya’s cut is close to the head, but still full of bounce. This cut is shorter and not as choppy as Stewart’s, but a change in 2 inches of hair can be incredibly expressive.

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Biggest Trends In and About Hair for 2020

Top Hairstylists Keep It Short and Simple

Celebrity stylists are talking about 2020 as the year that ushers in all things chic, trendy and absolutely gorgeous about hairstyles, haircuts, hair colors, haircare and hair health. Here are the top trends the year ahead brings.


When it comes to haircuts, it’s the short haircut that’s super popular. Generally speaking, long locks are out. According to celebrity hairstylists, the short hair trend will be a sort of “backlash for the monster long hair extension trend” that we witnessed over the past few years. Kaia Gerber and Karlie Kloss as specific examples, currently sporting super-chic and super-short styles. Another haircut trend is the modern shag.

When it comes to medium to long hair, the modern shag makes sense, because it incorporates that relaxed, tousled texture. They can be just one length or in fewer layers. Bangs, more specifically curtain bangs, give a cool, vintage vibe. They’re low maintenance and can easily be grown out into face-framing layers – perfect for any face shape and suits every hair type.


On hairstyles, it’s the short hairstyle that will reign supreme – the classic bob. Women want more versatility and can easily achieve a sleek and sophisticated bob with the right length for their face. Or, if they cut it to hit collarbone length, they can add tousled texture for a more youthful and casual look. It’s not the super-sleek, polished bob, but the soft, tousled, and relaxed version for a softer appearance.

The natural texture is also in, whether that means tousled and relaxed hair or curly hair. Instead of taking it away with heat tools, accentuate the look with heat tools. Beach waves will continue. They’re soft, tousled, and relaxed, so a good texture spray and a high-quality heat tool are good to have. Textured braids are another trend. Beachy waves plus textured braids are the rave, such as worn by Blake Lively.

Hair Color

When it comes to hair colors, warmer hair colors will be huge – from warm blondes to auburn highlights and mahogany spice balayage. They are a lot of colors that don’t require much upkeep and will grow out nicely using techniques like face-framing highlights that’ll brighten up the look. Solid hair colors are in, too. More women are done with highlights refusing to stay long hours at the salon and opting instead for single-process color. Blondes are getting highlights less frequently and asking for more glosses in between. Shorter hair will call for bolder color and solid colors coming back.

Hair Accessories

Hair accessories are the final hair trend for 2020. We’re already seeing a pearl and rhinestone clip obsession, but it will definitely transition in 2020 with way more – think more minimal looks as well as headbands and big ’90s scrunchies. Hair accessories are the easiest way to dress up a basic hairstyle. Headbands and cute clips will always dress up day-old (or more) hair and are great to use to tie up hair for commuting to the city and fighting the humidity in the summer months.


Colors of Spring On Your Hair: 2020 Hot Trends

Top Color Trends To Stand Out

It’s 2020 spring! Are you looking into a whole new look in hair color? Is the natural-looking and low-maintenance shade for you, or are you into the bold and dramatic? Spring 2020 hair color trends are some of the prettiest and so inspirational you’ll be visiting your stylist in no time.

The Sunset Blonde color allows you to avoid taking big risks. It’s pretty and very refreshing. Blondes are a natural for this trend, though if you’re a darker base, a few more salon visits can make wonders.

Neon Tips are for those who do not like to commit to a high-maintenance upkeep. You can just ask your hair colorist to dip your ends in a bright hue of your choice. It’s an easy trend that can make a huge difference to your look.

Silver Hair color is still going strong despite some warm hair color trends seen lately. This color might be risky to pull off, but it will certainly make you stand out amongst the honey blondes and chocolate browns.

The Raspberry Bourbon hair is a unique dye color which will not have you to commit to frequent salon trips. It’s beautifully somewhere in-between red and brown.

The Tweed Hair is one of the year’s biggest color trends, rivaling balayage. The technique to achieve it is more intricate, reminds of sewing. It is also more natural-looking than classic balayage.

High Contrast Color is achieved by dyeing one piece of hair in a contrasting color, such as silver versus the rest of the hair which is black. It can refresh your current color and not risk you damage.

Pastels provide an array of beautiful soft dye jobs for spring, especially if you have a light base, you’re the perfect candidate for a pastel hair color.

Jewel Tones such as electric tones of purple, blue and green are also big hair color trends for 2020. You can opt for a soft, pastel dye or a neon hair color.


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You’ll Know It’s Spring Because of These Trending Haircuts

The Top 3 Trending Haircuts For Spring

Around March or April, you’ll feel the warm breeze tousling your hair about your face, and you realize that spring is here. It’s time for a new haircut. So here are the biggest trends in haircuts (and colors, too) for inspiration this 2020.

The Blunt Lob

The long bob (or lob) is trending this spring. Though the chin-skimming bob is a forever classic, this version shows us the power of a mid-length cut, executed in a blunt, un-layered manner. Goes well with beachy highlights. The best thing about a clean-cut lob is that there are many style options. Like the one with lived-in waves with ombré rose gold color. Or the curly hair achieved with a good stylist to work on the weighted lines and blunt shape of your natural texture.

The Frenchy Fringe

The French girl fringe is often paired with long length. The most requested is the brow-skimming fringe with long extensions. If you like low maintenance, the clip-in piecey bangs work well, too. If your locks are the soft, air-dried curls, feathery fringe compliments best.

The Modern Shag

If you’re daring, a new shape haircut is drawing inspiration from the mullet. The mullet is a hairstyle in which the hair is cut short at the front and sides, but left long at the back, usually on men. However, more and more women are asking about a mullet-style cut. L.A. and NYC trendsetters are liking this style inspired by the shaggy styles worn by Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez.

The general styling focus should be on creating a frame around the face, layering shorter pieces in the front, and going longer in the back. This particular cut, infused with layers, can work on any hair texture. However, curls in particular create the coolest movement when going for the ’70s look.


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2020 Spring Hairstyle Trends

Easy To Duplicate Spring Hairdos

Are you looking through the pages of a spring hair trend report? After a minute or so of flipping, nothing strikes you. It dampens you. But really, one particular look catches your eye. You’ll find yourself saying, “I love her hair!” Actually, the 2020 spring trends can be generally described as looks that you can relate to and aspire to. These hairstyles will speak to you and will give you that 2020 vibe.

The Deep Side Part. It’s refreshing and impactful. All you have to do is change where you part your hair. Actually, the deeper the side part, the chicer the result. Deep parting hair provides any haircut instant volume. So get this look that will certainly deliver that ’70s-inspired fullness without the shag haircut.

That ’90s Updo. This is a modern throwback of the 90’s updo. It’s simply called the 90’s updo. It’s all about piling the hair up on top of the head, and then pulling out two pieces at the hairline that will frame the face. The style gives an effortless feel. It’s quite like hair after your bubble bath. The few strands pulled out makes the whole look feel sexy and sophisticated without trying too hard.

The Glass Shine. This is the almost-lacquered finish that’s trending this season. The glass-blonde color trend is but natural to spill over into a style report. If you’re liking to copy the look, go for an in-salon gloss. If not, a leave-in oil works great as well.

The Modern Pigtails. Pigtails are a very surprising hair trend that we see for this spring – but it’s a new take on pigtails. The bubble pigtails created a sensation at Milan Fashion Week, then a French-braided version appeared on movie star Hilary Duff. It’s looking like the modern pigtails will be huge at Coachella 2020.

The Single Barrette. This is about the accessory that is clipped to the hair and gives your locks a style that trends. The single barrette – with crystals, pearls, rhinestones, shiny beads, dazzling sparklers, or other, are highlights to any modern updo. It’s trendy and very “Insta-worthy.” And it’s here for spring.

Find your inspiration in any one of these five trendy spring hairstyle offerings.


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Amazing Aloe Vera: A Hair Care System Must-Have

Hair Benefits From a Plant

Aloe vera has been used for centuries and is currently more popular than ever. The plant has been used as a flavoring in foods and in food supplements, herbal remedies and in cosmetics. Studies report of its beneficial effects because of its antioxidant and possible antimicrobial properties. It’s been studied for teeth and gums, constipation, and foot ulcers, It’s said that it can offer protection from ultraviolet irradiation, skin damage after radiation therapy, and wounds from second-degree burns.

Aloe vera for hair care has always been talked about. And with good reason. The plant is rich in vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids – great ingredients for hair. It is high in water content and a pH similar to hair’s natural pH level. Also, aloe vera has a chemical make up similar to that of keratin, rejuvenating the hair with its own nutrients, giving it more elasticity and preventing breakage.

Hence, where hair is concerned, aloe vera provides these amazing benefits.

  • Aloe vera calms inflammation and protects. It is naturally anti-inflammatory due to its fatty-acids. It forms a protective layer on the scalp and hair which keeps them safe from pollution and dust.
  • Aloe vera strengthens and repairs. It contains vitamins A, C, E, and B-12 which provide healthy hair cell growth. It also has a high collagen content which strengthens the hair shaft to prevent breakage.
  • Aloe vera cleanses. It is an effective cleanser by removing oil and residue from hair follicles. Because it’s a plant, it doesn’t harm the hair while cleansing it, unlike what chemicals do.
  • Aloe vera conditions. With its high moisture content, it keeps hair hydrated – making hair is healthier, brighter and softer hair – giving hair the conditioning needed.
  • Aloe vera nourishes. This is because of the high mineral content of the plant. Some of these minerals are calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium, sodium, iron, potassium, copper, and manganese.


With aloe vera’s amazing benefits, no wonder it should be part of any one’s hair care routine. Does your hair product contain aloe vera?

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Want To Grow Out Your Hair? Tips To Grow It Faster

How to Grow Your Hair Faster

Are you giving up just waiting for your hair to grow out? Before you go for the shears, top experts are recommending that you follow these tips to fast track your hair growth.
Study a bit about normal hair growth. About half an inch a month is the average rate hair grows, with some that grow faster than average and some slower. Many factors influence hair growth – hormones, stress, genetics and aging, and that’s why there are different rates at different times.

Avoid damage and breakage.

Expect you may break off strands as you grow your hair, so be careful. Avoid the hot tools you used to use, like blow dryers, irons, heating curlers and the like. Skip tight ponytails and buns that can pull hair out around your hairline over time. Use masks and conditioning treatments to keep your hair well-hydrated.
Go easy on hair supplements. Vitamins and supplements may help with hair growth only if you are actually deficient in those nutrients, otherwise, there is not much benefit from them. Nonetheless, the most important vitamins and nutrients for healthy hair are the B vitamins, especially biotin, as well as zinc and iron.

Stay on a healthy hair diet.

If your diet is imbalanced and there are deficiencies, then hair growth can suffer. Eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of leafy greens, varied vegetables, whole grains, nuts and lean meats. Meat and shellfish are a great source of zinc, and biotin can be found in eggs, meats, nuts, avocado, sweet potato and dairy. Supplements can help restore healthy hair if its growth is affected by dietary imbalance, stress or illness.

Wash hair the right way.

Cleanse your hair a couple of times a week or more depending on your hair and scalp type. But how and when you wash your hair makes a major difference. An inflamed, irritated, or damaged scalp can disrupt the signaling in the follicles, in turn changing the health of the hair cycle and potentially leading to reduced growth and/or hair cycle dysfunction. Scalp inflammation is caused by dry shampoo and other styling products. Regular use of dry shampoo as a substitute for a real wash causes buildup of silicones from conditioners, hairsprays and styling products. Regularly cleanse with gentle, sulfate-free cleansers to keep the scalp in good health. Also, if your shampoo has anti-inflammatory agents like rosemary oil and salicylic acid from willow can dampen inflammation.

Do deep conditioning regularly.

Once weekly deep conditioning prevents breakage and split ends. Ingredients – hydrolyzed keratin, wheat protein, hydrating oils like baobab and flaxseed – buildup and repair hair. Avoid silicones (or dimethicone) even as they make hair shiny, but actually coat hair and make it heavy, leading to build up and that prevents moisture penetration, leaving hair brittle and prone to break. Use a deep conditioner that can be left in overnight especially if you color, chemically treat, regularly heat style your hair, or expose it to the sun, hair fibers become weaker. Hydrated hair is more elastic, more protected and less prone to breakage. That way you can keep it long and strong.

Get a trim.

Getting a haircut won’t actually make your hair grow faster, but regular trims do help maintain growth. Dead ends make the hair appear shorter so for anyone who wants their hair to be longer, regular trims are always a good idea.

Be wise when you brush.

Be careful when brushing your hair while it’s wet. It’s vulnerable to break. Better not brush, instead, detangle your hair before you shower with a wide tooth comb, and then brush it again once it’s at least partially dried. Use a good detangling brush with cushioned bristles made with natural ingredients such as wood and boar bristles that are gentler on your hair.
Sleep on silk. Sleep on a silk pillowcase, rather than on cotton. Silk doesn’t catch and pull on your hair; also it won’t draw out moisture like cotton would. Likewise, don’t use poor quality hair ties that can also damage hair. Opt for spiral plastic ties, those without seams Avoid metal clasps that can catch and break hair.


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Keeping Your Hair Absolutely Gorgeous In Winter

Winter Hair Care Tips

Winter weather is harsh on all hair textures and types. When it comes around, your hair will demand all the attention you can give. The lack of humidity and the imbalance in temperature can make your hair dry, frizzy and unmanageable. It’s the season of dryness, and that makes winter hair care not so easy. Hair in winter tends to be unruly; detangling dry hair can lead to breakage and reduced volume. Hair dryers and straighteners add up dryness and make the hair condition even worse.

Here are some wonderful winter hair care tips you can do to combat the cold debacle and maintain gorgeous hair.

Trim your hair regularly. Have a trim every 4 to 8 weeks to maintain hair health and keep your looks looking fresh. To reduce the chances of developing dry, split ends, chop off half inch off the bottom.

Shower using low temperature water. Wash your hair with lukewarm water as hot water can zap moisture from your hair making it brittle and more vulnerable to breaking. Follow-up with a cool rinse.

Air dry, not blow dry your hair. Blow drying zaps moisture out of your hair increasing the risk of breakage, while drying without heat helps keep hair shiny and healthy. Embrace your natural hair and air-dry whenever possible. Hair is already delicate in the colder months, so heat styling exacerbates the issue. During winter, avoid straightening or curling your hair, rather, use this time to explore new styles.

Don’t go out with wet hair. Wet hair is more vulnerable to damage so walking outside in winter with a wet head can cause hair to freeze and break. Make sure to use a hat to cover your hair when outside to shield it from the moisture-robbing dry air, snow, wind, and rain. Wool, cotton, and other fabrics can cause breakage as well, so make sure to line your hat with silk or satin. Prevent static electricity under your hat by using a dry oil spray.

Use an oil treatment, a deep conditioning, or a hair mask. A lightweight leave-in formula with argan oil instantly revitalizes dry, damaged hair; daily nourish hair ends with the oil to help replenish moisture. Deep condition once a week. Do weekly face masks that can reverse the effects of dryness as hair masks are packed with lots of hair health benefits like softening, hydrating and adding shine. They’re effective in under 20-minutes. Also avoid hair washing every day.

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Winter Hairstyles That are Cooler Than Winter

Trending Hairstyles for Winter

Don’t you notice your hair behaving differently in winter time? Whatever hair type or texture you have, there’s no denying that your strands behave differently based on the season. Since it’s now cold and wet outside, a change of hairstyle can do a lot of good. Here are what some expert stylists say about the best winter hairstyles.

The Classic Bob. While it’s popular all year-round, it’s especially choice come winter time. The bob is quick and easy to style anytime, anywhere. It’s very versatile, especially best for those with fine to medium hair. With thicker hair, the bob may be too risky. A classic bob should hit about mid-neck.

The Textured Curls. Your natural curls are a winter hairstyle, however, if not properly cared for the dry indoor heat inside coupled with the cold, dry weather outside can take a toll on your hair. The combination can rob your strands of moisture and shine. Your curls do not require daily shampooing and blow-drying. Just refresh your curls in between washes with a hydrating, curl-reviving product. It’s not going to mess up even if you wear a hat, scarf, or earmuffs.

The Clavicut. It’s one of the best winter hairstyles for those who have long hair. If you’re not ready to try short, you can have a cut and a trim just right below the collarbone. At least you’ve removed those old dry ends that are static and nasty. You’ll have less hair to blow dry and still be ultra-versatile. You can wear it down, either straight or with texture, but also long enough to pull up. Before using your inter hat, run a little bit of a styling cream or oil through the visible lengths to add polish and tamp down fly-aways.

The Fringe. Winter time is a great opportunity to add bangs. Summer isn’t always the best time for bangs as sweat and oil are pretty excessive for the hair around this time. Choose your style from the many types to try, from heavy, full-on bangs to something more face-framing. Consider your face shape and hair density for the most appropriate one.

The Pixie. They are a very striking style for winter. They’re easy and care-free, with no worries about dry ends. They can create the illusion of texture and thickness for fine hair. Accessorize your hair with endless choices of clips, ribbons, pins, others. However, pixie cuts come in different variations so be sure to bring a picture of the variety you want to show your stylist.


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The Top Hairstyle Trends in 2020

Hairdos and Hairstyles To Expect

2020 is the new year and the new decade. Here are the 7 haircuts will define the coming year according to top hair stylists.

The Long Bangs will be everywhere in the coming year. If you already have bangs, getting the look is going to be a cinch. Using more dry shampoo is recommended , as the front pieces can be easily damaged from overuse of hot styling tools.

The Uneven Blunt Bob is easy and chic. It’s a take on the traditional bob and the perfect style for anyone looking to chop off a few inches while still looking free and casual. It’s an edgier version of the timeless style of the bob, The uneven ends add more dimension to the face and create more movement.

The Messy Updo combines untamed and wild with sleek and put together. Updos are always popular, but this is the perfect in-between for casual and dressed up, It’s a style similar to a topknot but reinvented with face-framing long layers, an easy look whether hair is freshly washed or dirty.

The Pulled-back Texture is not that slicked-back, Kardashian-style hair that was so big in 2019. Skip the smoothing prep work before putting your hair up. 2020 calls for texture, so think cornrows and twists pulled back for an effortless, swept-up look.

The Glossy Beach Waves are going to be everywhere in 2020. Keep the beach waves, but hold the texture. A high gloss with your beach waves will let the color really glow. Be sure to add extra shine to get that red carpet-ready look.

The Messy Ponytail is on the comeback. It’s easy to pull together in minutes by just brushing all of your hair into a mid-level pony. Then brush the ends with a round brush for an effortless, cool style that will last the day. Also wrap a strand of hair around the ponytail holder for a more polished look.

Jewelry-like hair accessories such as traditional jewelry metals keep hair chic and polished. Go bold with silver or gold, with or without gemstones. Pair a statement piece or stack-pin back one side of any center-part style. To keep the ends healthy, use some hair nourishment serum to help seal split ends.


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Great Hairstyles for Women at Any Age

Styles That Defy Age

Want to change your look and wondering if a visit to your dermatologist would be the road to looking young and fresh? Maybe you should try your hairdresser first. Here are some of the most current hairstyles that cuts your age significantly without too much ado or expense.

The shoulder-length cut is a favorite of celebrities. It’s super customizable to the shape of your face. Because it’s shoulder-skimming, it flatters your décolletage and gently frames your face. It creates the illusion of thicker, fuller hair, which is incredibly youth-boosting. Fewer layers and breaking up the blunt outline with some freehand cutting keeps it fresh and modern.

The right bangs can take years off your appearance. But too short bangs can actually draw more attention to your fine lines. To draw attention to the eyes, a full, blunt fringe can be dramatic; it will hide lines and can completely frame your face. For long or oval face shape, a softer gradient is better. Fringes that curve around and frame the cheekbones will give contour and lift.

Try a center part that may not be exactly center which can look too perfect and unnatural. Instead, aim for just a bit off to the left or right – wherever your natural part lies.Your hair can sit extremely flat if you’ve had your part in the same place for a long while, and it can make you look older. Try your part at a diagonal angle rather than straight allowing the hair to fall down in a new position.

Go for a bob, as shorter hair gives a more confident and youthful look. The modern bob has a defined outline that sits around the jawline framing your face and directing the eyes towards your best features. Textured layers and a choppy fringe just above your eyebrows create even more of a playful feeling.

Try the the Pixie cut. The short and funky cuts are great on women at any age, but one must have the confidence to pull off this attention-grabbing style. For pixie styles, good use of a molding paste or wax can mean the difference between awesome hair and otherwise. Without it, your hairstyle could fall flat or billow from your head in frizzy puffs.

The layered hair is controversial. Too much and you can look dated. Too short can instantly make a haircut look old-fashioned due to its rounded shape. The right kind of layers can add body and fullness to limp hair. If you like layers due to the volume or texture they create, keep them long, and have the weight removed using slicing or razoring techniques that will create a more, natural graduated effect.


What are You Looking For in a Great Stylist?

Looking for a Hairstylist?

If you have been going to the same hairstylist all this time you might be quite happy with their services. But if you are still on the lookout for that elusive great stylist, see if they have the following important traits.

A great stylist has a knack for listening. They will treat you more than just a client, acting like a therapist to you. If you are the type of client who shares your drama, likes and dislikes to your stylist, They will really pay attention to you. More importantly, a great stylist will always ask your wants and make clear with you exactly what you came to her parlor for. There is a clear understanding between the two of you.

They can make your visions come true. A successful hairstylist stays on top of the latest trends and has the skill to integrate them into her clients’ personal style. However, this stylist also has elevated taste and a sharp eye for design to be able to set a few trends of her own. At the end of the day, it’s important that they can not only create a vision, but execute it as well.

They are honest and will not fear to recommend styles though you are still the decision-maker. They must be able to tactfully help you choose a style. They also understand how a hairstyle will work and wear in the long run and can identify whether it’s a good fit for you. The stylist should knows you’ll be happy when you step out of their salon, and still be thrilled with your look one month later. Your stylist is also open about how much the procedure you want will cost, and any other add-on treatment required or suggested. An unfriendly, unexpected cost on the bill may ruin a relationship.

A great stylist has impressive technical skills. Your stylist’s technical knowledge are drawn from education and training, lots of practice and in some cases, plus a natural knack for styling. They are also great with their hands and even on their feet with their energy and stamina while they works. You’ll know if they’re adept with her tools and is familiar with different styles and techniques.

Adaptability in a great stylist is crucial. An excellent stylist is unfazed by changing trends, new tools, or client wishes that seem outrageous. A great stylist is confident with their creativity, vision, and skills, no matter what pops up. In the end, a stellar result and a happy client.


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Hairstyles That Can Make You Look Older

And Hair Ideas for a Younger You

Here are some hairstyles that might make you look older than you really are. Consider changing to look refreshed.

You’re keeping the same hairstyle for years. It’s one of the biggest mistakes to think that you look your best with that hairstyle so you’re never changing it. Let go of the old version and try something new. Opt for a refreshed hairdo that is age appropriate, not too old-fashioned, not too trendy. Current is better.

Scrimping on haircuts. You are growing your hair so long it makes you look old. Let it go and leave that for teenagers. As you get older, have frequent haircuts to keep the strands looking fresh and healthy and give your style the necessary shape. A layered cut or shorter hair is an anti-aging hair care tip.

Sporting the wrong length. If your hair is of the wrong length it can drag down your overall appearance, easily aging your face. Add volume by cutting long layers around the face to accentuate your features. Avoid “flat” styles that can look undone. Refer to the best haircuts for your face shape as a guide.

You’re parting your hair the wrong way. The wrong hair part can age you significantly. You can look younger by just changing where you part your hair. A middle part isn’t right for every face so see where your hair naturally falls. For some facial shapes, an irregular part can be more flattering.

Opting for overly dramatic hair color. Skip the darkest or lightest shades, which can drain your skin tone. Opt for a good middle ground, like softer shades that add dimension and give off the appearance of young, radiant hair.

Going for too dark shades. Darkness around your face can make you feel and look older and it enhances fine lines and wrinkles. It’s common to use dark colors to fix grey hair. As we age, we want softness around the face. Lighter, multi-tonal shades help to blend greys as they start to grow back in.

You’re using too much volume. Volume is alright but you need to find balance. Don’t over-tease and add unnecessary hairspray because they can drastically age your face. You can use volumizing shampoo that’s recommended and try some blow-drying tips.


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Summer Hairstyles You Won’t Regret

Great Hairstyles Without Losing Hair

When it’s summer more people think haircuts. It is obvious, very logical, to rush to your favorite salon for that trim or chop you think you need to survive summer. However, some people still want to hold on to their locks and for a valid reason will not give in to the urge to cut. Here are some great ideas to look great and new in this weather.

The Messy Updo

It’s the low-key hairstyle that Hollywood loves, perfect for any warm weather occasion. You might want to spend your time indoors or opt for outdoor excursions, this undone and not-so-perfect look is just as stylish. Hair pulled back and pinned or bunned, with some wispy strands blowing around, is Hollywood-perfect. Pair that with a summer, or dressy, nighttime or daytime wear, and you’ll surely turn heads.

The French Braid with Pizzazz

The ordinary French braid can look smashingly summer with ribbon pin-ins of a pastel color. Just don’t forget the wispy strands by the ears to look more natural and laid back. You can stay relevant way until August looking so.

The Headband

Is a statement any way you look at it. Girls wear them in the hair or around the forehead, usually to hold hair away from the face or eyes, but definitely making a statement. Colorful plain or printed, headbands come in soft cloth, sometimes a loop of elastic material or a horseshoe-shaped piece of flexible plastic or metal. These accessories are really making a strong presence this year.

Extra-long Braids

You want to keep those long locks and yet make them behave in style? Then braids are the way. Braids will always make for a classic style, especially during warmer weather. Working at the office or planning for a date night, the polished, three-strand braid is absolutely inspirational. And what’s better than one braid? Two long pigtail braids, one spilling over each shoulder is the way to go.


Keeping Your Locks in Bellevue

No problem with us at Geena Moon’s hair salon if you want to keep your long length. Leave it to us to style you for the summer. In fact, we’ll show a couple of tricks on how to wear your long hair and still look stylish.