Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hair extention Q&A

Q: If you have thin hair, is it safe to get extentions?
A: Yes. "They are a comletely safe option for thin or fine hair," says Joel Warren of N.Y.C's Warren-Tricomi Salon. "Ask your stylist for bonded extentions - I recommend Great Lengths because they're super-lightweight."

Still not sure? Do a test run with clip-in extensions (find ones that match your color and texture at

Hair extensions are a great way to wear fabulous hairstyles, especially long, curly hairstyles when you're sporting short hair.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Hairstyles how-to: from ponytail to updo


Q: I'm good at ponytail hairstyles like Jennifer Lopez, but I'd like to try another easy updo. How to do a simple but chic-looking updo?

A: We're loving the chignon - as seen on the fall runways - because it's chic and simple to do. First, gather the hair as if you're going to do a low pony; then twist it toward the top of the head. Secure with pins, and finish with a texturizing spray.
Ps: if you want a sleek, polished bun that's always seen on the runway and extra stylish, use a CHI flat iron to get your locks perfectly straightened first.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Beyonce Knowles Hairstyle at the Cover Shoot

Who: Beyonce 
Where: Hempstead House estate in Sands Point, N.y., a mansion once owned by the Guggenheim Family
What Went Down: The set was hopping: Beyonce's mon, Tina Knowles, hung out, as did six security guards (for all the jewelry) and one animal handler (for the pythons she posed with!)

The big Tease

"No more pretty-girl hair," says stylist Neal Farinah. "Now she has flirtatious bed head". These tousled, textured waves showed a typical, sexy way to wear long, curly hairstyles.

Smooth Sailing

After using an Enzo Milano Gio 1-inch flat iron to curl the star's waves, Farinah alternated applications of oil and wax.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Get Freida Pinto's Beautiful Hairstyle and Makeup

Luminescent gold and olive showdow brought out the iridescent jewel tones in Pinto's dress at a recent event. "You can't get this type of spark using matte shades," says Charlotte Willer, her makeup artist. Willer's trick for getting the effect just right? Lightly scribble balck eyelner over the entire lid before layering the shadow on top. "It tones down the shimmer just the right amount," she says. "It's a good way to play any color safe."

L'oreal Paris 
Infakkuvke Never Fail Eyeliner in black

L'oreal Paris 
HIP Studio Secrets Professional metallic shadow duo in Shocked

For her ravishing shiny soft curly hairstyle, use this highly rated hair straightener, one of the best flat irons on the market:
CHI Ceramic Flat Iron, Original Model

Monday, February 20, 2012

How to turn heads on the red carpet

Preparing for a red carpet? It would be that more people tune in to stare than to listen, so even if your show is a big hit, you don't want to be caught wearing some lame lame. Look at these ladies from the Emmy Awards through the years: every woman can steal the show on the red carpet as a winner in flawless makeup, fab hairstyles and gorgeous gowns!

Eva Longoria in Kaufman Franco, 2007

The Desperate Housewives actress raises her style stature with one of the best short dresses even worn at the Emmys. And her medium wavy hairstyle was also one of the best hairstyles spotted during the night.

Evangeline Lily in Elie Saab Couture, 2008

Allover glitter can be blinding, which is why we applaud the subtle art deco pattern of this simple silhouette. Her flora updo hairstyle with loose tendrils is a perfect match to the dress.

Claire Danes in Giorgio Armani Prive, 2010

When a woman sparkles like this, it is not just the dress. Danes knows she's chosen a knockout, from the sexy blonde medium curly hairstyle to dazzling

Friday, February 17, 2012

Maintain Your Salon Haircut At Home (2)

3. Add some conditioner before shampooing your hair.
Your haircut won't look good if the ends aren't kept properly, which is one thing that most people will neglect. Here's an important tip from Kevin Mancuso, creative director of Nexxus Salon Hair Care: before you shampoo add some conditioner to the ends of the hair. Shampoos have dehydrating effect which often result in split ends. Adding some conditioner will help protect the ends and thus keep the hair looking glossy and shiny.

4. Let your haircut grows out into a new shape
Once getting a great new haircut, we often want to make it last forever, so we rush to the salon every a few months to trim it, flat iron it, or curl it. But the best advice from hair stylist is to let it grow into a new shape. It will develop and look like a newly cut style, still being incredibly salon-worthy. Only if you follow the above tips and you good take care of your haircut after getting out of the salon, you could be assured that your original cut will transform into something new and beautiful as each day goes by.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Maintain Your Salon Haircut At Home (1)

Having just got a new haircut in the salon and feeling great? Beware that if you don't take proper care of your haircut, it will go from fab to drab in just a few months. Here are some tricks and tips. Follow them and you will keep your hair looking salon-worthy:

1. Avoid short bangs or blunt cuts but try long layered haircuts
   If you don't have enough time or money for routine trims, think twice before you go for a blunt cut or short bangs, which will soon grow longer and distroy the original style.Instead, a long and layered haircut is suggested for busy women nowadays. As it grows longer, it looks like just a longer version of the same style and still keeps the beauty.

2. Treat your hair well
   Even though you have a great haircut in the salon, it won't look the same great once you have split ends or breakage. So after you go out of the salon, start taking good care of your hair. For one thing, don't brush it or blow dry it with a hair dryer too often; for another, invest on some good quality hair conditioners, shampoos and lotions. Good products could maintain the health and luster of your hair, and thus your haircut will last longer and still look salon-worthy even after a few months.

Get her look: Rihanna's Sexy Curly Hairstyle at 2012 Grammy Awards

Wow! Rihann rocked a head full of loose blonde ringlets with wispy bangs to the 2012 Grammy Awards and looked amazingly stunning. The sexy rocker had ditched her signature fiery red strands and opted for this charming blonde hue. We love this great hairstyle choice.

RiRi's stylist Ursula Stephen has revealed how to create this gorgeous look, definitely one of the most beautiful curly hairstyles during the 2012 Grammy Awards:

1.Prep hair - which has been dyed blond - with a rich lotion, which will promote texture later.
2.Divide hair into small sections, securing with bobby pins.
3.Wrap the sections around a 1" flat iron and hold it there for a few sections. Here I recommend a digital CHI hair straightener with 1" barrel size, which creates sleek, beautiful curls without damaging hair.
4.After finishing curling the hair, loosen the curls gently with a brush for a softer, messy look.
5.Spray with a light hold hairspray for finish and hold.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Get Taylor Swift's Elegant Top Knot Hairstyle at 2012 Grammy Awards

We love Taylor Swift's typical curly hairstyle, but we also adore her elegant top knot at the 2012 Grammy Awards! And it is easy to re- create by yourself at home:

To get those sleek strands, you will need a good flat iron. Use ghd flat iron, one of the best hair straighteners on the market. You will also need a blow dryer, a paddle brush and a few bobby pins. Let's start:

Wash and blow dry your hair, applying a heat protectant;

Wrap hair over the flat iron to get all hair perfectly straightened;

After hair cool down, pull it back into a high ponytail.

Next wrap the ponytail tight around itself to form a bun, and secure the base with the bobby pins.

Finally smooth out frizz with a light hold mist.

Monday, February 13, 2012

How to Get Taylor Swift's Typical Curly Hairstyle

Taylor Swift's typical curly hairstyle is lovely and sexy! Here's some simple steps to steal it:
1: Wash and condition your hair, then blow dry it with an ionic hair dryer.
2: Apply a heat protectant product and massage gently all over your hair.
3: Divide hair into 1- to 2-inch sections, then section by section, wrap it around a  heated CHI flat iron. Then hold  it there for 10-20 seconds.
4: When all hair is curled, loosen the curls with your fingers.
5: Apply a hair serum for more shine.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Want a new haircut

It's always said that a woman's wardrobe is always missing a piece of clothing.So with hairstyle. Everyday I hear people asking the same question: I want a new haircut! What haircut on earth would suit me?

Well, this kind of problem appears to be no solution. So many times I search and search the Internet, and finally find a celebrity hairstyle that I'd love to steal. Happily and hopefully I take the photo and go to the hairdresser: "Hey, I want this hairstyle. Give me exactly this." Well, it's often the case that your hairstylist will tell you that the hairstyle is not suitable for your face, or the style doesn't match your characteristic, or the haircut is hard to come out on you... Finally, you'd rather go back to your old hairstyle.
When you are determined to let the hair stylist decide your look, the hair stylist, in turns, throw back the question to you. "How short do you want to cut your hair? Would you like to keep bangs? A center part or side part? ..." God, that's what I want to ask you! Finally, I'd rather go back to my old hairstyle, for being safe.
Every time I go to the hair salon, the experience is almost the same as the above. So I lost interest of going to the salon. But from time to time, I would ask: I want to change my hairstyle.
Exactly what hairstyle would look good on me?
Perhaps the next time I will buy a wig instead. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Seeing the doctor

It's been nearly a week since I got a cold but things went worse.Saturday morning when I waked up, I felt a sudden pain inside my right ear. Things like this never happen before. So I quickly went to the hospital emergency department, but the doctor said the ear might be a serious matter and I should see a ENT if things din't go better in 3 days.
Three days later, the pain in the ear has been eased but I still feel clogged, and the hearing was obviously not as good as the left ear. I was frightened, and rushed to a ENT.

Patients were a lot. I sat in the waiting room and wait. I was just about to fall asleep when the doctor called me.

Doctor asked me a few questions and checked my ear. I had some red secretions in the right ear, which she said was not bleeding. Tympanic membrane was found integrity without damaged signs. So I did not get otitis media. Even the anti-inflammatory drugs are not necessary. Judging from my situation, it is very likely that I have caught "sudden deafness". My God!

According to Baidu:
"Sudden deafness is a sudden unexplained sensorineural hearing loss, also known as storm deaf. Of unknown etiology ... it occurs acutely and progresses rapidly, which should be regarded as the ear treatment time is within one week... treatment would be ineffective in
ten days..."

As I wavered out of the hospital, I still can not believe that without a sign, I'm going deaf. Is it a joke from god? If everything is cause and effect, I can't figure out what I did in the past causes what I got today.

There is bright sunshine in the street, but I feel cold. A breeze of wind mess my hair, yet I don't bother to take care of it. Perhaps, I should go for a short haircut! If we can't change things, we can change ourselves. I must cheer up and move on.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Lantern Festival

Today is the Chinese Lantern Festival,also known as the Yuanxiao Festival. It's the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Alas, my New Year vacation. We've already started working for a week and I expected a half day off, but no. 

Therefore I could only take this break and recall what Lantern Festival was like where I was a child. In my hometown every year on this day, the villagers danced and sang to celebrate. The routine program is the dragon dance, lion dance, stilts, land boat dance, donkey dance, Yangko. I never knew how long these traditions have been, but I love them.

Now living in the big city, I work for the whole day like most people. Holidays have become more and more commercial. I could see that the streets are full of sales and promotion activities. Well, if there's a big discount on hair dryers, I will consider buying one, for my own Lantern Festival. Anyway, when finished working, I will go to karaoke with my friends and celebrate.

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