Friday, June 30, 2006

5 Great Wedding Hair Do's

Classic Updo

Sophisticated updos are always a popular choice, with curls and twists providing a desired bridal look, especially for more formal weddings.
This style is best for hair that is medium in length (chin length or longer) and is straight and medium to thick. If you have fine hair you might be able to create the updo by using a pin-on ponytail or add-on hair strands.

Modern Updo

The modern updo takes the very formal classic updo and adds a softer, more romantic look.
This tousled style can be achieved with hair of all lengths and textures using tiaras, combs, or hairpins. A good hairdresser always helps too!

Leaving it Long

Another popular trend is to wear your hair down in a sleek shiny look - straight or with romantic curls. Pull your hair half back in a "half-updo" for a more formal look.
A classic headband style tiara may be chosen for simple elegance, while many brides choose just a veil. A traditional bridal look can be achieved by combining a graceful tiara or headband with an elegant shimmering veil. The veil can be easily removed after the ceremony for a less formal look.

Short Styles

Brides with short hair used to struggle with elegant and creative wedding day hairstyles, but no longer! Fun, sophisticated and unique looks can be achieved with the help of some simple accessories.
Short hair looks stunning in a soft bob that is highlighted with a tiara or jeweled barrette. A beautiful and timeless look for short bridal hair is hair that is accentuated with well placed finger or Marcel type of waves.

Curly and Wavy Hair

Brides and attendants with naturally curly or wavy hair can adopt any style. In some cases, they will need to temporarily straighten their curls first in order to re-create the look.
The Double Asian Knot and Simply Elegant Updo could also be created, in a modified form without any special straightening for naturally curly hair.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Vintage Hair-dos.

Many European women, who lived through the Second World War,will attest to their worst nightmare of hearing the air raid siren just when the reagent was applied to the head. Half an hour in a bomb shelter would over-perm any head into a frizzy mess. In more than one case the hair was removed along with the curlers when the all clear was sounded.
The first cold wave was introduced commercially in the US in 1941. Cold waving gave a strong alkaline smell but lasted for about three months, or until the hair grew out. Improvements to the cold wave system resulted in the perm-the first successful home cold waving system made available to the market in the late 1940's. Cold waves required the application of two lotions, the first-a waving lotion and the second - a lotion that neutralised the first lotion. Timing and careful application were required so as not to over-perm the hair.
In England in the 50's a highly successful advertising campaign persuaded women that 'Friday night is Amami night'. Described as an aid to achieving a style that was - neat in the kitchen, nice to come home to - it also had a phenomenal effect on male social activity. This blue lotion left legions of husbands and boyfriends staring wistfully into their pints in the local pub, having been forced out of the home by an overpowering odour of ammonia.
This old-fashioned hair-do is very modern and new-fashioned now. Everybody can make it himselfe without any problem :)