Tips and tricks for sexy, bouncy curls

Tips and tricks for sexy, bouncy curls

There’s always something so sassy and alluring about a girl with curls in her hair. From models, who strut runways with that extra bounce in their locks, to celebs, who steal scenes with those voluminous waves… They’re enough to make every woman covet curly hair and learn the tricks of the trade. With this in mind, we’ve put together some of the easiest and most do-able tips and tricks to get the sexy, bouncy curls you’ve always fantasised about… With a curling iron or wand… Heat-styling is a great and convenient way to curl your hair. When prepping to heat-style your hair, remember to use a protective heat spray to avoid damage. Once you’ve done this, to make things easy, part your hair into sections you can manage, clipping each one as you go. Then pick up each section, comb through it and lightly spritz a light-hold hairspray to create volume. Clamp sections of hair at the ends and wrap around your curling iron or, alternatively, roll a section of hair around the barrel, from the roots to the ends, if using a wand. Start from the nape of your neck, working your way up. Hold hair in the iron or wand for about 10 to 20 seconds at a time. Continue to work in sections until you have completed curling all your hair. With a flat iron… Don’t own a wand or curling iron? No problem. A straightener or flat iron can do the trick just as easily! To achieve perfect curls, a narrow width flat iron is ideal. Once again part your hair into sections, gathering and...
5 Rockin’ Red Hair Style Trends To Try

5 Rockin’ Red Hair Style Trends To Try

Red hair colour has certainly made a fiery statement this year. From singing diva Rihanna to Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow in The Avengers to our very own local celeb, the gorgeous singer-songwriter, Chiano Sky. If you’ve already taken the plunge into red velvet awesomeness, here are 5 rockin’ styles to try out with your red hair colour: #1 Hollywood Glam Waves Blake Lively rocks timeless Hollywood glam waves. Add a silicone-based hair serum for that extra, healthy shine, so that when the lights hit those waves, it will shimmer beautifully. #2 Effortless Bob Emma Stone looks flawless and chic in a bob with a slightly tousled, out-of-bed look. While this style works with just about any hair colour, the flaming red exudes an edge that makes it possible to rock this look from daily casual to night-time formal. #3 The Top Knot Fashion blogger, Luanna of Le Happy, is known for her edgy yet feminine and vintage street style, with her signature ombre from fiery red to strawberry blond, here she rocks a top knot that screams effortlessly chic. For an extra feminine touch, rock it with a side swept fringe. #4 Front Side Braid Braids have made a huge comeback this year, so why not try your hand at a simple front side braid like Lindsey Lohan? Instead of tucking the braid into the back like this, you can have it hanging on the side of your face in the front, and simply add an elastic band to tie the ends. The result? Uber cute. #5 Statement Fringe Make a bold statement with a full fringe...
A Girls Guide To Hair Colour Ideas

A Girls Guide To Hair Colour Ideas

They say a change is as good as a holiday, and all too often, when us girls use this saying, we’re referring to our hair. While ‘Au Natural’ is pretty and practical, our tresses need a change from time to time. What better way to do it than with a fresh, new hue? However, as most of us know changing your hair colour is hardly as simple as black or white. We’re left with those plaguing questions, “should I go lighter?”, “should I go darker?” and “will ombré suit me?” Just as the success of a haircut depends on the shape of your face, finding the perfect shade for you depends greatly on your skin tone. The aim is for your hair colour to bring out the best in your skin tone and vice versa. Factors to Consider About Your Skin Tone & Hair Colour All skin colour has a yellow or pink undertone, and it can be either, regardless of how light or dark your skin may be. To find your skin’s undertone, examine your face in natural lighting or look at the inner side of your wrist. Remember, the intensity of the contrast between your hair and skin colour will determine how dramatic your look will be overall! So how do you know which shade is perfect for you? Look at the list of hair colour ideas below for how to make your new colour work! Dark Damsel One of the benefits of darker hair is the way it conceals damage and promotes shine far more than lighter shades do. It suits all skin tones, as it...
Top 5 Tips For DIY Hair

Top 5 Tips For DIY Hair

I’m a fan of regularly changing my hair, and I like going the DIY hair route. We all lead busy lives, so colouring your hair at home makes sense, both for your budget and for your schedule sometimes. Even my hairdresser agrees, as he often gives me a home kit to touch up my colour if I can’t find the time to make it back to the salon. When I worked as a personal trainer, I was known as “the girl who changed her hair every month”. It’s a title I like to live up to, and I change my hair as often as I want. It’s great to try a new trend or mix it up with an outrageous colour. Whatever you do, you need to make it your own. If you’re confidently rocking it, everyone else will see that confidence radiating through and love it too. My hair colour is currently my natural dark brown but with pink and pastel pink streaks. It started off as a gorgeous magenta, but as it has faded out I haven’t touched it up again because now I’m obsessed with all things pastel. But that’s why DIY hair is fantastic, because it caters for those of us who are keen on sticking to basic colours like Renew’s Natural Brown and the more adventurous among us who want to make a statement, with a colour like Renew’s Mulberry dye. The beauty of the DIY hair colour is that you can choose to do it at any time. You buy it, you do it, and you dry it. Done! My 5 must have...
At Home Hair Makeover: Achieving Ombre

At Home Hair Makeover: Achieving Ombre

This hair trend’s end has been difficult to predict and is still being paraded by the hottest celebs. Achieving the Ombre look doesn’t need a pricey salon trip, you can easily get great results at home with these steps for Ombre DIY. Start by deciding what look you are going for. Choose either a dramatic look with very light ends or a subtle gradient with tones similar to your hair colour. Ombre doesn’t have to mean blonde. You can Ombre in just about any colour you choose. Look for a hair dye that already has bleach in it to save yourself the extra step. You could also use a highlight kit that will lighten up darker hair with ease, minus the brassy tones. Section your hair into two, top and bottom. A great way to know where to start your Ombre DIY application is to use your mouth as a starting point. Apply the hair dye from the hair around this area and downwards. A simple way to blend edges and make sure you don’t end up with blocks of colour is to scrunch and rub upwards. Or, use a comb to brush the dye upwards at the edges. Use foil to wrap your hair segments as you go to prevent them from drying out. This will also help stop the colour from developing unevenly. After washing out your first section, move on to the ends of your hair for the final application. Do it in the same way but leave the colour on for longer since you want to achieve a lighter colour on the ends. Try highlighting...
The Best Bob Hairstyle For You

The Best Bob Hairstyle For You

If you’re making the change from long hair to short or growing out a shorter cut, the bob hairstyle is a practical option that can be both playful and sophisticated. It is a versatile cut that never seems to go out of fashion. When choosing the right bob hairstyle for you, it’s important to take the shape of your face into consideration. There are four main face shapes. Your face’s shape may be a variation of one of the following: Round – You have a small rounded forehead and chin, and your cheekbones are rounded. If you have a round face like Hayden Panettiere, a bob with longer tips at the front will look great and create the illusion of length. A side swept fringe will add some angle to your face, while layering and highlights will add further dimension to your hair. Square – Your forehead, jaw and chin are squared, and you have angular cheekbones. The best bob hairstyle for a square face, like Keira Knightley’s, is one that is graduated in length – this means that your hair is cut in longer to shorter sections, ranging from the front to the back of your head. Instead of a blunt cut fringe, opt for a layered side swept fringe, which will add contouring to your face. Heart – You have a narrow chin that broadens into wider cheekbones and a broad forehead. If your face is heart shaped like Christina Ricci’s, you can get away with a bob that reaches your chin. Hair volume is important, which can be achieved with wispy or choppy layers around your...