Usually, the first thing I notice about most people is their eyes. Eyes are storytellers, they tell a lot of things about the individual, his emotions, his personality, his temperament, etc. They really are the windows to the soul. Most of the time, they are the most attractive and defining physical feature. Personally, I love brown eyes. They come in such beautiful different shades my mind cannot catch up. My friends with brown eyes do not think it a big deal as every Peggy, Marie and Linda seem to have brown eyes.
Brown eyes are a big deal. A huge deal in fact. However, the wrong hair color can take the focus off the eyes and cast a tainted perspective, making it seem like a not huge deal. But the right hair color with beautiful brown eyes is pure magic. With the right hair color, you can pop those hints of gold and orange or make your eyes a brown ocean so deep that anyone can get lost in them. And just like our favorite celebrity Beyoncé , you could make your eyes sparkle, literally with the right hair color.
There are some important factors that should inform your decision on the right hair color. One of the most important is your skin’s undertones, which can range from warm peaches to cool blues and an entire world more. Brown eyes could have such diverse shades that the average Joe might have a hard time picking out a color for the first time. Fortunately, there are important steps to take before taking the deep plunge. Lol. And those steps are carefully listed below :- )
The Eye Color
First, about your eye color, is it a light brown or a deep dark brown? Or hazel with slight undertones of red or green? If you can answer these questions accurately and exactly, you’re well on your way to picking an absolutely perfect hair color that would enhance the beauty in your eyes and greatly improve your overall appearance.
For light brown eyes, you literally can dye your hair almost any color in the universe and still look amazing. However, the question of the skin tone still remains, but a light blonde or a medium brown will work some magic in your outlook. To add a little extra sum’in, you could use some highlights or some lowlights. Like Rihanna, whose hair is so totally beautiful everytime. Everyone loves the way Rihanna does her hair. Her hair has a slight touch of light and dark brown in it. And with her skin tone, nothing else looks better.
If your eyes are hazel, they could have hints of brown and gold ( warm colors) or blue and grey (cool colors). Dark hair colors like deep brown and black really cause hazel eyes to pop.
For dark brown eyes, you could consider dark brown dimensions and brunette or caramel highlights as they show clearly the light hints of color in brown eyes. However, if your skin tone is warm, you could try warm colors like yellow, red or golden hues. On the other hand, if you have a cool skin tone with your lovely brown eyes, you should consider seriously more intense shades like jet black or silver grey or white blonde. It will be a hit, trust me.
So you know you need to know exactly your skin tone, as per your skin’s cool, warm or neutral undertones. Once you do that, you could pick a particular hair color that suits both your skin tone and your eyes. It’s not so difficult to know your undertone. A particularly common and easy method is to do the vein check.
If the veins on your wrist look green then you definitely have a warm undertone. If the look blue then it’s a cool undertone. If sometimes, they look green and other times blue and other times green, then you have a neutral undertone. And guess what? This means that most hair colors would look super good with your eyes.
If however, your skin looks pinkish somehow, you should not do colors like blonde or red. You should rather wear colors that would neutralize the pigmentation of the skin. Like ash. It would show off your eyes more and tone down the shades of pink. And your pale skin would work well with almost any shade.
Then generally, if your eyes have warm tones,most of your preferred colors should be warm too. For instance, if your eyes are golden brown, warm tones like honey brown and gold would make you look absolutely adorable. This doesn’t mean however that if you have light colored eyes, you should go for light hair colors. No. Sometimes, contrasting tones could emphasize your features in a very beautiful way.
Similarly, warm skin tones do very well with warm hair colors too. If you stay within the range of colors of your tonality, you would easily pick amazing colors that would suit you best.
Amazingly, to pick a good hair color, your natural hair is also important enough to be factored into the equation. For instance, if your hair is light, finding a suitable hair color should be a breeze. Your brown eyes will pop when you contrast light and dark shades.
To help you show off your beautiful brown eyes with the best hair colors, I have some suggestions below :- )
1)Warm skin tones with brown eyes:Brunette hair with light highlights, coffee or caramel highlights, dark hair with golden blonde highlights, deep earthy blonde shades like honey, dark strawberry blonde, and auburn blonde and if you feel daring enough, you could try a salt and pepper mix or pick a red or orange shade.
2)Cool skin tones with brown eyes:light colors like ash and platinum blonde, intense dark colors like dark brown and jet black, pastel shades in blue, red, pink, purple and green, hair colors with red, burgundy and maroon hints, cocoa brown and plum brown.
3) Neutral skin tones with brown eyes:ALL hair colors would suit you girl! You could be a mad genius! Just enjoy experimenting with the numerous available colors to decipher which ones you love the most most!
4)Fair skin tones with brown eyes:-Sandy blonde, ash blonde, lilac platinum blonde, and light blue ombre, Golden blonde highlights on medium brown hair, auburn brown, chocolate brown, and deep burgundy.
5)Medium skin tones with brown eyes:Pastel purple and dark dirty blonde, dirty blonde, caramel or honey highlights on dark brown hair, deep shades like copper brown, deep plum shades.
6)Olive skin tones with brown eyes:golden blondes or caramel and mocha browns, shades of copper, including gold and red or auburn, deep grey with a really light purple or blue ombre, red or burgundy streaks on dark brown or black hair, Dark honey highlights, ash shades like ash blonde or ash brown, pastel streaks or highlights.
7) Dark skin tones with brown eyes: A mix of light and dark brown, caramel, coffee, and toffee highlights on light brown hair, Dark red, deep wine, and deep plum highlights, pastel shades of bright colors (preferably pinks and blues), Deep auburn.
And it’s a wrap. Once you know your skin tone and the most suitable colors that work with it, you are absolutely ready. For stylish perfection . Some think brown eyes are boring, but I beg to disagree. Strongly. Brown eyes are beautiful, to say the least, and could be very flattering in an attractive way. Once you can pick out the most suitable hair colors that would complement your brown, you’re a beautiful one already born.
This is why your hair won’t hold a curl, according to a celebrity stylist
You’ve seen them. The picture perfect, super bouncy curls everyone seems to be wearing. And you just really love them. But you cannot seem to get a hold of it. Your shelf is full of various oils and creams and conditioners guaranteed to give you your desired curls. You’ve read countless hair styling blog posts, spent a lot of time on YouTube watching videos upon videos of how best to curl your hair. Worse, you’ve spent more time actually practicing all the various techniques, whipping your hair this way and that, enduring the terrible pain that comes with twirling your hair round a scalding hot iron. And nothing, absolutely nothing seems to work. It is exhausting, I tell you.
Since this is a serious enough issue,I went searching for answers, most of which I’ll share benevolently here.
First things first, every hair type can hold curls. According to Sarah Potempa, “Now, with modern technology, any hair type should be able to hold a curl!” Quick information, Sarah is the creator of The Beachwaver. To her praise, Sarah has styled countless celebrities including but not limited to Lea Michele, Hailee Steinfeld, and Margot Robbie for major events. She has also been the lead stylist at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show quite a number of times. So she can be safely regarded as an expert in hair styling and similar matters.
Basically, if your hair is not holding curls, it’s probably because you are not using the right tools. Modern technology has made for major improvements in effectiveness of tools and machines, curling irons inclusive.
You should do away with your high school curling iron already. It has well served its purpose and should be laid to rest. Most curling irons now come in a variety of materials including ceramic, tourmaline, gold, and titanium. Ceramic and tourmaline irons are the most popular as they have even heat distribution, control frizz, and do less damage to your hair than the other alternatives.
Most people think that their curling irons need to be burning hot to get the best curls. If you have very thick hair, you’ll need higher heat than someone with finer or thinner hair.
According to Sarah, “It’s important to be educated on the right heat setting for your hair. For example, if you have thick hair, you’ll want to use a higher heat setting than someone with thin or fine hair. Adjusting the heat setting to your hair type will ensure that your curls hold…If you use tools with an analog (dial) heat setting, you don’t know what temperature you’re using on your hair, and the heat may not be evenly distributed throughout the iron. If the heat is inconsistent, then the curl won’t last.”
It is also important to pay attention to the size of the barrel. A thinner barrel would work better for thinner hair as you can wrap your hair around the barrel more times and you are compelled to divide your hair into smaller sections which will consequently make the curls tighter from the start so they fall throughout the day.
However, if your hair is fine, limp, or just plain refuses to hold a curl, hot rollers would be a much better alternative. It is advisable to leave the rollers in your hair for at least 10 minutes or more if you have extra time.
Another major thing I learned is that the prep game has to be top-notch! It is actually almost as important as the real process of curling your hair! Sister girl, before curling your hair, deal with the texture first! Your hair has to have the right texture to hold a curl all day or night and it is absolutely achievable with the right hair products. It is advisable to curl your hair on the second or third day after shampooing. And dirty hair holds curls way better than squeaky clean hair. Yes, it does.
Beautiful Curly Hair – some little secrets!
Before beginning to curl your hair, you should use a thickening mousse and heat protectant on your hair. Basically, hair mousse has alcohol as one of its main constituents. This would help remove some of the moisture from your hair,thus improving the hair’s grit and hold.
Prepping with a setting spray is also wonderful if you would like to lock in your curls. Personally, I prefer the dry texture spray to hair spray because it gives the hair some grit. And this allows the hair to stick to the curling iron rather than sliding off and then, it adds a nice messy texture to the hair.
After curling, you need some magic girl! In this case, magic refers to pins and clips, most especially clips which by the way are quite useful during pre-curl and post-curl. Since curls aren’t set until they cool, you could pin them to your head while they are still hot.
By the way, I learnt a new trick. You know, that ‘cool’ button on your hair dryer actually has a purpose. If you’re too much in a hurry to wait for the curls to set, pin them all to your scalp and use your blow drier to blow cold air on thm curls from a little distance.
We’re nearly done. Once your curls have cooled down we’ll, gently remove the clips, toss your head backwards and gently shake the curls out. Pass your fingers through the hair to break up the curls, but make sure you leave the curls a little tighter than you really want them. Although your curls will fall out as time goes on, when you leave the curls a bit tighter while you’re getting ready, longer lasting curls are almost guaranteed.
Texturizing spray is amazing because it adds volume to your hair would help hold your curls in place. It will give your hair more body and texture, making your hair look fuller overall.
Well,if your hair still doesn’t curl, it is a sure sign that your hair deserves some emergency care. Call 911 girl! But seriously, overly damaged hair (including split ends) can’t curl. So, it’s time to show your hair some love and get a trim!
Regular trims actually lead to faster hair growth. You should also do deep conditioning treatments for your hair with a hair mask, and this is a great short-term solution to dry, damaged hair. These hair masks can be made with your everyday kitchen ingredients and literally do wonders to your hair. Your hair would become much more softer, healthier and shinier. I mean hair absolutely perfect for curling.
I know I’ve been such a great help to you today. You’re welcome!
This year’s hottest hairstyle is the long bob, or as we all know it- the LOB! Long manes are now a part of history. If you are not rocking short hair, you are not doing it right. Since all ladies are obsessed with huge, bouncy lobs, we figured this is a great time for a short guide. In today’s edition, we bring you the five steps on how to style a lob with volume.
Start by adding a heat-protecting product in your hair. This technique of styling a lob with volume uses a curling iron (or if you prefer a hair straightener). In other words, properly protecting the mane is of utmost importance. Another product you’ll want to consider is mousse. This one gives an amazing boost straight from the roots. If your hair is wet, dry it without using a brush. The voluminous lob will turn out even better if you washed your hair the day before.
Separate the hair in two halves by tying a half-up bun on top. This will make it much easier when you’ll use the curling iron. There are two choices when it comes to the styling tool. It can be a curling iron or a hair straightener. The first one gives luscious bouncy curls, while the second one provides chic beach waves. Use whichever works best for you.
Spray the hair with sea salt spray. Start curling each strand with the iron or straightener. It doesn’t have to be perfect. On the contrary, the messier the better. Use small sections from 1 to 2 inches. Leave that bottom end part of the section out, so that it gives an illusion of a textured lob. Start from the top part of the strands and work your way down. With every following layer of hair, curl it in an opposite direction. This little trick will guarantee you a lob with volume.
Once you’re done with the curling, mess the hairdo up! Use your fingers or a very wide comb. Flip your hair over while doing this to get a boost from the roots.
Last, but not least! Add extra volume and texture. You can do this by using a texturizing spray or wax. Add some wax on your fingers and mess the hairdo up once again. Another trick of hairstylists is that they take a strand of hair, hold it in the top part and start pulling it towards the roots from the tip. Your glamorous lob with volume is all done and ready to be shown!
Thin hair does not come by choice. It is a genetic feature you can’t exactly change. But, there are certain things you can do to improve its look. Say goodbye to limp hairdos! These hacks are so simple, easy and approved by top hairstylists. Take a look at this great thin hair care guide that will literally change your life.
Choose The Right Color
First of all, everyone is aware that hair coloring can be very damaging to all hair types. The good news about thin hair is that there are certain shades that will help with the final look. Always opt for the bolder, vibrant hues which give life to the mane. The trick to avoiding excessive damage is to cover the grown roots with special products meant for that purpose.
Limit The Exposure To Heat
This means that you have to be very careful with all types of heating tools. Blow-dryer, flat iron, curling iron, are not the best of friends for thin hair. Let your hairdo air dry, use heat-protecting products, limit the times you curl or straighten it, and you’ll notice that it looks more vibrant than ever.
Add Collagen And Vitamin B To Your Diet
These two ingredients are crucial for healthy-looking hair. Vitamin B is the one responsible for quality nails, skin and hair. You can add more foods that are rich in this vitamin or simply buy supplements. Collagen, on the other hand, will prevent hair loss, while also keeping your mane shiny and glowing. Write this one in your thin hair care guide and swear by it!
Choose The Right Hairstyle
For this one, you can definitely use the expertise of a hairstylist. It is important that you get regular trims so that it doesn’t appear flat and damaged. If styled right, thin hair can look like a million dollars. Fake it till you make it! Opt for shorter hairdos, full of fine layers. Braided details and high ponytails are two hacks from the thin hair care guide you need in your life.
Invest In Volumizing Products
Taking care of limp hairdo can cost you a lot! But you will be more than happy with the results of using volume-boosting products. Every gal needs an extra hand from the proper care items. They come in the shape of sprays, mousse, shampoo, drops, conditioner and many more. All you have to do is visit the store or order online.
Thinning hair is such an unfortunate thing that happens to both women and men. For some, it comes with age, but for others, there are a number of other factors that can lead to it. If you need some good advice on how to better hide thinning hair, you are in the right place. Below you can find out more about what you can do to feel and look better.
Find The Right Haircut
You will definitely need help from a professional when it comes to choosing a proper haircut. Ladies who want to hide thinning hair have to be very careful. Your new hairstyle should not be too long or too short. A very short crop can actually accentuate the fact that you don’t have too much hair. The same thing happens with long manes. The weight of the remaining hair will only take away that volume in the roots. That is why you can always opt for styles which include extra layers. Next time you visit the hairdresser ask for a medium length haircut with layers. They will perfectly shape your face plus provide that volume you need. Also feel free to talk to the stylists and they’ll be able to give you advice.
Splurge On Quality Products
There are so many amazing products that can help you hide thinning hair. These shampoos, sprays, masks, conditioners will lift the hair up from the roots, giving it just enough volume. Don’t be cheap when it comes to hair styling products. If you find an expensive one that does the job, go ahead and invest in it. In everyday life, we spend money on so many things we don’t even need. These shampoos can literally change your life, so it will be worth it. Another thing you want to consider getting is hair mousse.
Find The Best Hair Color
In spite of the general belief, vibrant hair colors are perfect for fine, thin hair. Dark shades such as black can do a huge difference in the beginning, but they require a lot of work once the hair starts growing. That’s why you can opt for hues such as bold red and blonde. Grey is the color that actually works best for thin hair.
There is nothing wrong about wearing extensions. All celebrities do it, and they are not ashamed to admit. Those perfect, voluminous hairdos you see on TV are a whole bunch of extensions. For that reason, feel free to find the ones that work best for you. There is a whole range of extensions and toppers available for different prices.
To have a long and beautiful hair for a long time, maintenance is required. Anyone who has long hair knows how frustrating it is when you have to deal with knots and tangles. It is exhausting, painful, quite damaging, and time-consuming.
I have gathered the best tips on how to prevent your hair from tangling and minimize knots. If you suffer from tangling, keep these tips in mind.
1. Never Skip on Conditioning Your Hair:
After shampooing your hair, it is essential to condition it. Shampooing takes moisture out of your hair while conditioning restores it back into it. This will leave your hair smoother and less likely to make knots and tangle.
2. Do a Hair Mask Regularly:
It is time to consider spending some time doing hair masks. Do a hair mask at least once a week for at least half an hour. This will improve the condition of your hair significantly.
Hair masks are quick and provide your hair with moisture needed and lost nutrients.
3. Avoid Heavyweight Hair Care Products:
Hair care products that are rich in heavy chemicals are really bad for your hair if you use them constantly. They cause serious damages to your hair and damages means tangles. Be wise while using hair products and look for the best and most suitable products for your type of hair.
4. Wide Tooth Comb Are the Best:
I know that it is tempting to use a brush because it is faster but actually, using wide tooth combs or the special detangling brushes. They remove the tangles more efficiently and keep your hair protected from tearing and damages. It is better to start working from the bottom of the knot and work your way up until combing all of it.
5. Avoid Too Much Heat:
There are many ways you can use to avoid exposing your hair to heat such as crimping and straightening. Try to find the best alternatives to heat. If you still want to use heat, don’t use too much heat because the damages are inevitable. Using too much heat will definitely lead to dry, dull hair that is prone to breakage.
6. Protect Your Hair during Sleep:
You may have noticed that your hair gets tangled while sleeping. Mostly, this is because of using cotton pillows. Switch your cotton pillow with a silk one. Also, loosely braid your hair and tie it before going to bed.