Post by Kenzi Ever made the bold decision to go under the scissors to get bangs? Maybe you ended up with a sexy shag that stepped up your look. Or maybe, like many of us have at some point, you came out on the other side with hacked off hair that took months to grow out. Or the bangs grew out too fast, were constantly hanging in your eyes, and you felt as though you were permanently walking through spiderwebs. The choice to cut or not to cut is a tricky one, and the ugly truth is that bangs can be a major hassle. Well, if you've ever wanted to try out a side fringe but weren't ready to make the commitment, I have a solution. No scissors. No cutting. No fear of a dependency on bobby pins until your bangs finally disappear into the rest of your hair. Sound too good to be true? Keep reading. All it takes to create the illusion of side bangs is a simple side-swept part. This look is easily achieved in just a few quick steps. First, part your hair far over to the side where you want your bangs to start. So, if you'd like them swept to the left, make your part on the right. Then, create a second part at the headband line--in other words, where you would place a headband--and sweep the hair forward over your forehead into a faux-fringe. (You don't need to keep this part, it's just handy to use as a guide). Spray or gel your bangs into place and you're done! You can keep them thin and wispy, or pin them behind the ear if you're going for a chunkier style. Here are a few examples of how this technique works in action. Photos: [...]
Post by Kenzi Now that summer is in full swing, it means the music festival season is upon us. Whether you're hitting up the indie-rock-electro powerhouse at Squamish this August, or if the laidback country vibe of the Rockin' River Music Festival is more your speed, there's one thing all festers have in common: we want great hair that can withstand whatever shenanigans the weekend has to throw at us. If you've ever been to a weekend-long music fest--or if you've ever been camping at all--you know that several days of dancing and jamming to your favourite bands sans showers can take a toll on your look. Add in the summer heat and you're doomed to end up a hot frizzy mess. So here are a few low-maintenance, fun, and summery looks that will suit your festing needs. If you want to keep your locks flowing, go for the tousled beachy look. Use a curl activator--like the products from Aveda's Be Curly line!--to bring out your hair's natural wave. The best part is, the messier the better, which is perfect when tenting it all weekend long. Photo: George Pimentel If you don't want your hair getting in the way of full festival immersion, throw it all up into a high bun or top knot. It'll be off your face, and virtually no work, so you can focus on what's really important: the music! Photo: Getty Images Another idea is to weave your tresses into a braid--whether a loose style, a classic French, or a modern fishtail. This will keep you looking glam while also giving you the freedom to not worry about fiddling with your hair all day. Take a look at Kat's previous post on various braid styles for more ideas. Photo: cosmopolitan.com And finally, as an addition to [...]
It's finally sunny, warm and wonderful in our neck of the woods , which makes your neck pretty hot when you've got a ton of hair hanging all over it! What's a gal to do in the summer to stay cool and look pretty? Braid like a celebrity! Here's a sampling of lovely plaits for those glorious hot sticky days, via People online. The always well-groomed Jennifer Aniston takes it to the sultry side with this on-trend side Dutch braid (that's a French braid inside out). Who needs a big ol' barette? Not us! Photo credit: Jason Merrit/Getty Images Jennifer Morrison takes the milkmaid braid in a more formal direction with this beautiful fishtail braid, leaving soft tendrils out. Photo credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic Naya Rivera looks summer-cool with three braids keeping the hair off her face. Photo credit: Greg DeGuire/WireImage These are all well and good for long haired gals, but what if your hair is more medium-short-ish? Emma Watson shows us what can be done with a back-and-forth braid. Photos: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Matt Baron/BEImages(2) Hmm, I wonder where they got the idea? I did something very similar our stylist Jade ( last year by request for Latest-Hairstyles.com, and I've included the "before" shot so you can see how short her hair is: Have a super summer, everyone, and don't forget to give us a call to schedule your next trim or color refreshing/touch-up. Or maybe a special occasion braid?? P.S. As always, we love to hear your comments at our Facebook page. Don't forget to "like" us to get all the current Sin 7 Salonb news, including last-minute openings/cancellations and specials.