Latest Hair Trends

Kate Mara’s Slicked Back Hair Tutorial

Actress Kate Mara might be known for her long brown locks, but her brand-new pixie crop is right on trend at the moment. Not only is shorter hair extremely easy to style, but you can master the slicked-back look in less than 5 minutes with our tutorial below.

RELATED: Olivia Palermo’s Braided Hair Tutorial

Instructions

1. Apply a shine serum onto damp hair concentrating on the very ends. Blow-dry hair on a cool heat with a round comb in a backwards motion. This will help to give the hair some extra volume.

Kate Mara's Slicked Back Hair Tutorial

ghd Smooth Finish Serum, $22

2. Part your hair in the middle (or on the side as preferred), and apply a high shine pomade from root to tip. This will help to give the hair the hold it needs without falling out of place. To distribute the product throughout the hair, use a wide-tooth comb in a backwards motion. If your hair is shorter than Kate’s, you won’t need to use a comb.

Kate Mara's Slicked Back Hair Tutorial

Reuzel High Sheen Pomade, $27.95

3. Pin back any longer layers such as bangs or a fringe with a bobby pin, then set it all in place with a medium strength spray.

Kate Mara's Slicked Back Hair Tutorial

KMS Hair Stay Style Boost, $31.96

Images via Celeb Mafia

July 2, 2015

Get The Look: Nicole Richie’s Pink Pixie Hair Style

Give yourself a temporary makeover by colouring your hair with a wash-out, just like Nicole Richie. This fabulous hair trend is easy to achieve at home – it’s just like colouring your hair, and there are so many colours to choose from! So, for a simple way to achieve pink locks like the reality TV star, check out the following steps.

RELATED: Hair How-To: MBFWA Edition

Instructions

1. Most temporary hair colours will require you to wash your hair with shampoo before hand – this will give the colour a vibrant shine and allow it to last longer on your hair. However, if your hair is already naturally light, you can skip this step.

2. Apply the colour from root to tip, or simply highlight your ends for a dip-dye or balayage look. Feel free to use a brush to help you apply the colour onto your hair.

Celebrity hairstyles: Nicole Richie's Pink Pixie Hair Style

Manic Panic Temporary Colour in Cotton Candy Pink, $24.95

3. Leave the colour to develop for 30-40 minutes, then wash-off with lukewarm water. If the colour is looking a bit too bright, use a violet shampoo to neutralise any harsh tones.

Celebrity hairstyles: Nicole Richie's Pink Pixie Hair Style

Fudge Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo, $19.99

4. Apply a serum to your ends, then leave it to air dry or style as usual.

Celebrity hairstyles: Nicole Richie's Pink Pixie Hair Style

OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Penetrating Oil, $24.99

Image via Instagram

June 23, 2015

Chrissy Teigen’s Retro Waves Tutorial

Model Chrissy Teigen is known for her fashionable hair and style choices and this one is no exception. Her Golden Globes ponytail was once one of the best hairstyles from event season – and with good reason! She then rocked it again at the Billboard Music Awards with stunning retro curls, which has inspired us to get the hot rollers out for this easy tutorial.

RELATED: 5 On-Trend Celebrity Hairstyles To Copy

Instructions

1. To pump up the volume, use a root-lifting shampoo and conditioner to awaken the hair follicle in the shower. Make sure to massage the roots for 2-3 minutes, then wash out with lukewarm water.

Celebrity hairstyles: Chrissy Teigen's Retro Waves

FIX Volume Shampoo and Conditioning Duo, $15.95

2. Once hair has been towel dried, apply a nourishing serum on your ends. This will lock-in moisture and seal the hair from drying out.

Celebrity hairstyles: Chrissy Teigen's Retro Waves

Wella Scalp Energy Serum, $32

3. Divide hair into small sections depending on the size of your curls, then roll them up into each hot roller. Clip them on the crown of your head, then use a blow drier to set the hair in place.

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Babyliss Pro Ceramic Jumbo Hot Rollers, $99.95

4. Once you’re happy with each curl, take them out individually and brush through with a wide-tooth comb. This will create the illusion of thicker hair and will make the curls look lived-in.

5. Set with a heavy-duty hair spray to keep curls looking defined all night long.

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Joico Power Spray Fast-Dry Finishing Spray, $28.55

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June 20, 2015

5 Quirky Hairstyles For The Modern Bride

Who says you have to be traditional on your wedding day? When settling on that one hairstyle for your big day, choose something that suits the texture of your hair and is a true reflection of your personal style. We have rounded up five of our favourite quirky hairstyles for the modern bride.

RELATED: How To Wear The Coloured Hair Trend

Messy braid

Take this traditional style and put your own modern spin on it according to the colour and texture of your hair. Accessorise with flowers, pins and crystals to truly make this look your own. Just remember – looks like this are better lived-in! So don’t worry when it starts to fall out after a few hours of dancing.

5 Quirky Bridal Hairstyles 

Faux bob

If you want to keep your hair out of your face without getting the chop, try this quirky faux bob hairstyle. The hair is flipped into itself and pinned into the sides and back of your hair. This makes it easy to conceal bobby pins and looks amazing for a casual summer wedding.

5 Quirky Bridal Hairstyles 

Detailed bun

Bring some spice to a traditional bun by braiding the bottom half of your hair first. This reverse style is easy if you can master the classic french braid and is ideal if you want your hair to stay in place for hours! Just remember to mist your hair with some extra-hold spray before walking down the aisle.

5 Quirky Bridal Hairstyles 

Heart braid

If you’re a bride who is all about the details, then this quirky style is just for you. A cute heart braid is a great way to style thick, straight hair without putting any additional strain on your crown. We haven’t found a tutorial for this look yet, but it doesn’t mean we haven’t tried to recreate it at home!

5 Quirky Bridal Hairstyles 

Coloured hair

If your hair has been coloured a bright and vibrant colour for your wedding, stick to a traditional style to balance out the look. These loose curls fastened with a classic crystal broach are the perfect way to bring some personal style to your look.

5 Quirky Bridal Hairstyles 

Images via Bespoke Bride, Hitched, Pinterest, Alexanders For Hair, Hair Chalk

June 18, 2015

Detangling Hair Products For Kids and Adults

Do you find that your hair gets so many knots and tangles, especially during the summer? Rather than pulling it all apart and causing extra split ends, why not try a few of our favourite detangling products below. They are suitable for both adults and kids, plus they won’t cause damage to the hair follicle.

RELATED: Tips And Tricks For Thinning Hair

Joico Daily Care Leave-In Detangler, $14.99

Spritz your hair with this lightweight detangler which protects hair from the elements, tackles those nasty tangles and leaves hair feeling soft and smooth.

Detangling Products For Kids and Adults

Kerastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique, $29

Treat your hair to this luxury leave-in treatment which acts as a hair detangler and a thermo-protecting cream. Apply onto towel-dried hair and let it sink into the hair follicle before styling.

Detangling Products For Kids and Adults

Paul Mitchell Lite Detangler, $11

If your hair is prone to the occasional tangle, use this lightweight mist to carefully smooth out the hair without weighing it down. Spritz onto damp ends, then carefully comb it out to avoid tearing the hair follicle.

Detangling Products For Kids and Adults

Not Your Mother’s Knotty To Nice Conditioning Detangler, $6.20

Do your kids suffer from constant knots and tangles on a day-to-day basis? This child-friendly detangler is packed with a sweet conditioning formula which separates those sticky locks without causing long-term damage.

Detangling Products For Kids and Adults

What are some of your detangling tips?

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June 17, 2015

How To Naturally Lighten Your Hair

Ever wanted to lighten your hair without using harmful chemicals which can damage your hair and scalp?

There are actually a number of ways to naturally lighten your hair which are safe to use for all different ages. Try some of our suggestions this summer without using ammonia or peroxide on your hair.

RELATED: Tips and Tricks For Thinning Hair

Lemon

Lemon juice has been used for many years to bring out the natural highlights in blonde and brown hair. Apply it directly with your fingers, then use a comb to distribute the juice on your ends. Let it soak for 20 minutes, then wash with lukewarm water and mild shampoo.

Chamomile

Ever since I was a kid, my mum would fill a bowl with lukewarm water and drop 3-5 chamomile bags into the mixture. All you need to do is dunk your ends into the water, then wrap hair into a towel. Let it sit from 30 minutes, or air-dry naturally in the sun.

Honey

Treat your hair to a honey mask which will keep it soft and smooth, but will also lighten up your ends. Ideal for men and women with light brown hair since it will make it look shiny and clean.

Apple Cider Vinegar

The no-poo method (washing the hair without shampoo) has actually proven to lighten hair over time. Cleanse your hair and scalp with a mild apple cider vinegar solution which will give your hair natural highlights!

Baking Soda

Who knew? Apply 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda onto your scalp which will help to keep your colour lasting for longer. This is also a great idea for men and women who want to keep their salon colour from fading fast.

Image via Glory Boon

June 12, 2015

Get The Look: Gigi Hadid’s Textured Ponytail

What isn’t there to love about Gigi Hadid? The top model was recently spotted wearing one of the biggest trends of the season: a textured ponytail, so we just had to recreate it. Whether you have straight, curly, thin or even voluminous hair, this is one style you should be trying out this summer. With a little help from JOICO’s Body Luxe range, we have the perfect tutorial below which is just as good as Gigi’s.

RELATED: 3 Cute Ponytail Styles For Long Hair

Instructions

  1. Use JOICO’s Body Luxe Shampoo ($19.99) and Conditioner($19.99) to power up the volume and thickness of fine strands.
  2. Follow up with JOICO’s Body Luxe Root Lift Volumizing Foam ($26.95) to create lift and support from scalp to ends. Once hair is dry, backcomb to create volume on the top.
  3. Pull the rest of your hair into a ponytail at the height of your choice, then secure with an elastic.
  4. Finally, apply JOICO’s Texture Boost Dry Spray Wax ($22) to the ponytail and lightly tease for more texture.

Get the look - Gigi Hadids' Textured Ponytail

Image via Zimbio

June 10, 2015

Top 10 Celebrity Hair Makeovers

Celebrities are no strangers to change, especially when it comes to their personal appearance. From Lindsay Lohan’s blonde hair to Olivia Palermo’s blunt bob, we count down just some of the best (and worst) celebrity makeovers of the last few years.

RELATED: 5 Celebrity Hairstyles That Work For Fine Hair

10. Lindsay Lohan

Remember when Lindsay Lohan coloured her signature red locks platinum blonde? While she certainly rocked this look in 2005, we’re just glad she’s gone back to orange these days!

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9. Anne Hathaway

Whilst we’re still on the blonde bandwagon, what about the time Anne Hathaway chopped her long brown locks in favourite of a short pixie do? We much prefer her classic brown locks.

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8. Ashley Olsen

One celebrity hair transformation we would love to see again is Ashley Olsen’s dark brown locks. Not only did it bring a different level to her look, but it looked amazing with every hairstyle!

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7. Kim Kardashian

As much as we loved the balayage on Kim, one look would couldn’t get on board with was the peroxide blonde. We did love the short, dark locks which were inspired by younger sister, Kylie Jenner.

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6. Kristen Stewart

One shorter look we did love was on actress Kristen Stewart. The shorter layers definitely gave her hair some volume, and made it look so effortless!

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5. Vanessa Hudgens

Remember Vanessa Hudgens long blonde locks circa Coachella 2012? Sorry Vanessa but we love your darker hair so much more. The red rinse she put in her hair also looked incredible.

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4. Nicole Richie

While we love our pastels here at SHESAID, a hairstyle we couldn’t completely appreciate was one by Nicole Richie. Temporary hair rinses are fun, but we loved her blonde hair circa The Simple Life!

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3. Giuliana Rancic

Who else misses Giuliana’s long blonde hair? However, a stunning blunt cut is amazing on her skin tone, and suits her new-mum look!

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2. Margot Robbie

Who can forget the time Margot Robbie coloured her blonde locks into a delicious shade of chocolate? Now that is what we call a chameleon!

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1. Olivia Palermo

Olivia has come a long way from her debut in The Hills, blonde hair and all. But we love her blunt bob circa 2009, and it looks even better when it’s grown out.

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What is your favourite celebrity hair makeover? Did we leave anyone out?

Images via People, Blogspot, Oz Beauty Expert, Now Magazine, Beauty Riot, All About You, Style News, ZNet

June 4, 2015

Nicky Hilton’s Boho Braid Tutorial

Want to switch up your hairstyle for summer? Nicky Hilton was recently spotted at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Future of Fashion runway show in New York sporting a summery look with a bright blue dress. We show you exactly how to get this look yourself with a few key products.

RELATED: Inspirational Boho Wedding Hairstyles

Nicky Hilton's Boho Braid Tutorial

Instructions

1. This hairstyle is perfect on second-day hair since there is a natural build-up of oils. Choose which side you want the braid on, then mist your hair with sea-salt spray for extra texture.

Nicky Hilton's Boho Braid Tutorial

Lush Sea Spray, $12.95

2. Brush through the hair lightly with a comb, then divide it into three strands. Start from the inside and work your way out (just like a french braid) collecting more hair as you finish the braid.

3. Once you have reached the desired length, secure with a bobby pin or clear elastic just behind the ear.

Nicky Hilton's Boho Braid Tutorial

Lady Jane Pins, $2.99

4. To give the rest of your hair a beachy look, use a curling wand to create some more waves and texture.

Once you have curled each part of your hair, lightly shake the strands – this creates some extra volume without the use of hairspray.

Nicky Hilton's Boho Braid Tutorial

VS Sassoon Big Hair, $99.99

Images via Zimbio

June 1, 2015

How To Care And Maintain Balayaged Hair

Who doesn’t love the idea of balayage? Root touch-ups are few and far between, damage is almost minimal and all you need is a chop every 4-6 weeks. To keep your blonde balayaged hair looking its best, try a few of these holy grail products to nourish your colour between the salon visits.

RELATED: Get The Balayage Look At Home

Shampoo and Conditioner

Joico’s new shampoo helps to neutralise brassy tones and preserves colour in lightening or highlighted naturally dark brunette hair. Use every 2-3 washes to preserve your hair colour, prevent against fading and always look its best between salon visits.

How To Care And Maintain Balayaged Hair

Joico Colour Balance Blue Shampoo and Conditioner, $19.95 (each)

Leave-in Treatment

A leave-in treatment is another must-have for girls with freshly coloured balayage. Why? It helps to smooth out the hair follicle and won’t dry-out your hair in the process. Apply sparingly to your ends and brush lightly with a wide-tooth comb.

How To Care And Maintain Balayaged Hair

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Leave-In Treatment, $18.95

Toner

There’s no denying that blonde hair can go brassy, it’s just a fact of life! Therefore, make sure to keep a toner or toning shampoo in your bathroom cabinet to bring back some life to your hair. Massage the treatment into your hands, then apply on your hair for 3-5 minutes.

If your balayage is super-light make sure to monitor your hair since it can turn purple! Brunette’s are encouraged to use a silver shampoo to bring back the glow in their balayage.

How To Care And Maintain Balayaged Hair

Redken Blonde Glam Perfect Platinum Colour Treatment, $29

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Serums

To keep your ends looking smooth and shiny, use a serum immediately after stepping out of the shower. Just one pump is enough to cover your ends, and make sure to massage it well into the follicle. This is a must-have if your hair has been chemically treated, coloured blonde, or even exposed to the sun and sea.

How To Care And Maintain Balayaged Hair

Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment, $20

Images via This Island Life

May 28, 2015

Hair Game Strong: Top Autumn/Winter Trends

Looking for hair inspo this autumn/winter? You’ve got to take a trip back to the 1990s, sister. So says VO5 Hair Ambassador Sam Overton, who also recommends we opt for styles which are “free, effortless, real and lived in.”

RELATED: How Often Do I Really Need To Wash My Hair?

Here, the hair guru (pictured) answers all SHESAID’s burning questions about the latest hair looks to love as the big chill sets in.

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What are some of the hottest autumn/winter hair trends?

Dry textures are still massive at the moment; a real lived-in texture. It’s all about yesterday’s hair today: something that looks great in a messy top knot or worn out. Don’t think about hair being perfect as it’s not. The more you try, the less on trend it will be. Use dry texturising spray, dusts and dry shampoos.

It’s 1990s meets 2015 and that what we are seeing all over the runways and magazines at the moment. Top knots are still massive, but we are also seeing a lot of messy, loose low buns at the moment too.

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What are the top, new colours to love?

Balayage is still massive everywhere you go at the moment and it complements the lived-in messy style really well. I prefer a more natural balayage though, working with different blondes rather than the real dark two-tone feel that has been around for ages now. I love the look of darker blondes at the roots blending out visually to lighter ends; more of a natural feel.

And just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you need to darken your hair. Have fun with it! Dark blondes are great and suit a wide range of skin tones.

What are VO5’s best autumn/winter hero hair products?

I love VO5’s Nourish My Shine Bedazzling Oil Heat Protection Spray, $7.99 (pictured), available on-counter May 31. It adds instant shine to your hair and lightly conditions it and makes your hair easier to manage, as well as protecting it from all the heat styling.

My other winter lover is the VO5 Nourish My Shine Miracle Illuminator, $6.99 (pictured below), available on-counter June 1. This adds a fine shimmer to your hair and gives great reflect so your hair looks healthy and shines. It also controls frizz and is really lightweight.

Both products are stocked at Priceline, IGA, Kmart and selected pharmacy groups.

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How does autumn/winter affect our hair?

Personally, I think autumn and winter are much softer on your hair; we are at the beach less and the sun isn’t always pounding down on your hair, plus wearing winter hats also protects you hair.

I do think hair is worn down more in the winter though, so there is a little more styling needed – blow drying and ironing, for example. So it’s important you use the above products just to look after your hair and maintain the shine and softness.

How often should we wash our hair in autumn/winter?

Same as summer; I always say never wash your hair more than once or twice a week and use dry shampoo in-between washes. Washing your hair every day isn’t the best for your hair as you need to leave the natural oils your hair produces in it to help condition and maintain it and keep it healthy. Over-washing it will just fade your colour and dry your hair out.

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Any top autumn/winter hair care tips?

Always use treatments and a heat protection spray. And make sure you use a treatment at least once a week to correct some of the bad stuff you did over summer. Heat protection sprays are uber important when ironing or blowdrying your hair too.

Look after your hair and it will look after you. Just like you take great care with your skin, you should do the same with your hair.

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Images via loxabeauty.com, hairstylesweekly.com, qiidaalias.blogspot.com

May 27, 2015

Dakota Johnson’s Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Do you want voluminous bouncy hair like Dakota Johnson? We fell in love with her entire look at the annual Met Gala, and have come up with an easy tutorial to get the look at home. Enjoy!

RELATED: Olivia Palermo’s Braided Hair Tutorial

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Instructions

1. Use a volumising shampoo and conditioner to make the most of your hair in the shower. Most of these formulas are actually root-lifting, which means that hair won’t look flat and lifeless.

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Joico Colour Balance Shampoo and Conditioner, $29.95 each 

2. Once you’re out of the shower, attach a diffuser to your hair-drier to add some more texture. This is essential if your hair is naturally quite straight.

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Vidal Sassoon 2200W Hair Drier, $44.95

3. Use one pump of a volumising hair mousse, and apply liberally to the roots of your hair. Scrunch the hair between your fingers, then release.

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Garnier Fructis Style Volume Restructure Mousse, $7.49

4. Apply a lightweight serum to your ends, this will add some extra shine to your hair. Don’t go overboard and apply it onto your roots. It will only weigh down your hair and make it feel oily.

Dakota Johnson's Voluminous Bob Tutorial

Marc Daniels Moroccan Argan Hair Serum, $12.99

5. If your hair requires a little extra body, use a thin curling iron to create the illusion of extra volume. Remember to curl away from the face, then shake the hairs before misting with setting spray.

Images via Zimbio

May 26, 2015

Lea Seydoux’s Beautiful Bun Tutorial

With the Cannes Film Festival already in full swing in the South of France, some of our favourite international actors are hitting the red carpet with some serious style. French actress Lea Seydoux was wearing one of our favourite hairstyles – a refined bun, so we just had to recreate this look ourselves.

RELATED: Taylor Swift’s Curly Loose Bun

Instructions

1. Start with hair that has been freshly washed and dried. For some added texture, use a volumising hair mousse or spray on damp hair.

Lea Seydoux's Beautiful Bun Tutorial

Goldwell Style Sign Double Boost, $25.45

2. Once hair is completely dry, apply a lightweight serum to the ends. Not only is this crucial for keeping the follicle healthy, but it will also make the hair look shiny.

Lea Seydoux's Beautiful Bun Tutorial

KMS Silk Sheen Polishing Serum, $31.96

3. Divide hair down the middle, then twist and pin into a bun. If your hair is thicker than usual, you might want to use a translucent hair elastic to keep it all in place. Then, just disguise it by pinning the shorter strands over the bun.

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4. Set it all in place with a light finishing spray!

Lea Seydoux's Beautiful Bun Tutorial

Joico Joimist Firm Finishing Spray, $28.55

Image via Zimbio

May 20, 2015

5 Rainy Day Hair Saviours

How many times has your hair been ruined by bad weather? This season, save your hair from the wind, rain, and anything in between with a few of our favourite products – all of which are sure to keep it looking crisp, clean, and most importantly, frizz-free!

RELATED: 5 Of The Best Products To Reduce Frizz

Serums

When hair is already damp, use just 2 pumps of your favourite serum to smooth out any knots and bumps. This is a must-have for girls with curly or textured hair that freaks out at the sign of moisture.

5 Rainy Day Hair Saviours

Yes To Carrots Anti Frizz Serum, $7.99

Dry Shampoo

This amazing product should be a haircare staple since it’s so quick and versatile to use. Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of instant gratification? Simply mist onto dry or damp hair to tame the frizz and to absorb any excess oil on your head and scalp.

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Joico Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo, $17.99

Frizz Mousse

Want to control that nasty frizz which has completely changed the texture of your hair overnight? A mousse is a must-have product since it melts into the hair without leaving it feeling greasy afterwards.

5 Rainy Day Hair Saviours

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Take Charge Curl-Boosting Mousse, $5.99

Finishing Spray

If your hair feels a little OTT after running through the rain, a finishing spray is the perfect way to nurse it back to good health. Forming a protective shield around the hair follicle, it will also give your hair a lasting hold for hours on end.

5 Rainy Day Hair Saviours

Nak Fixation Finishing Spray, $11.20

Image via Tumblr

May 14, 2015

Olivia Palermo’s Braided Hair Tutorial

We all know that Olivia Palermo has some of the best hair in Hollywood, but her new style just in time for summer has us all swooning!

The classic French braid is perfect for those warm summer nights, a must-have for hiding greasy hair, and is ideal for windy weather. Use some of our favourite products below to create this easy look, just like Olivia.

RELATED: How To French Braid on Long Hair

Instructions

1. Comb through the hair, then run some hair mousse focusing on your roots. This is essential for taming any flyaways, and will keep the style in place all day long.

Olivia Palermo's Braided Hair Tutorial

Senscience Volume Boost Intensif Firm Hold Mousse, $32.95

2. If your hair is damp, use a light serum on the ends. Not only will it make them look super-shiny, but will actually be easier to braid.

Olivia Palermo's Braided Hair Tutorial

Moroccan Oil Original Treatment 125ml, $49.50

3. Start a braid at the very top of your scalp, but dividing hair into 3 even sections. As the braid gets bigger, you will need more hair to continue it down to the nape of the neck. If you need a little help with this step, use a small, hand-held mirror to see what you’re doing.

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Mia Smooth Elastic Blond, $9.85

4. Secure the braid with a thin elastic at the end. If you want more of a lived-in look, pull at the length of the braid. To create more drama at the roots, tease hair outwards, then mist with setting spray.

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L’Oreal Professional Tecni Art Pli, $20

Image via Zimbio

May 13, 2015

How To: Gemma Ward’s Effortless Beachy Locks

Channel Gemma Ward’s relaxed curls at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia without even stepping into the beach!

How? All you need to do is follow our simple tutorial below, and don’t forget to mist your hair with some sea-salt spray before heading out of the house.

RELATED: Alessandra Ambrosio’s Super-Sleek Hair

Instructions

1. If your hair is just freshly washed, apply a lightweight serum onto your ends. This will help to lock-in moisture, but won’t weigh the rest of your hair down.

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Marc Daniels Australian Macadamia Hair Serum, $14.99

2. Mist the rest of your hair with sea salt spray, and scrunch it with your fingers. This will help to generate extra volume to even super-straight hair.

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Lush Sea Spray, $12.95

3. Use a hair-dryer on cool, and make sure to add the diffuser onto the tip. This is essential if you want to nail the wavy locks Gemma Ward is sporting.

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ghd air diffuser attachment, $25

4. If the diffuser trick isn’t working on your hair type, simply use a curling wand with a large barrel to create the illusion of beachy waves. Section off the hair, then work your way from back to front – this will ensure that your hair maintains the curl for longer.

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The Alexa by Halo, $193.95

5. Mist your hair with a setting spray lightly at the roots to make sure it stays in place for hours.

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Joico Power Spray Fast-Dry Finishing Spray, $16.99

Image via The Beautiful Lens

May 5, 2015

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Shiny Hair Tutorial

Sarah Jessica Parker is known for her big blonde curls, but since the end of Sex and The City she’s been sporting a sleek, straight hairstyle. To achieve her shiny highlighted hair, it’s important to use a moisturising serum every time you wash your hair and follow it up with a weekly hydrating mask to seal those split ends.

RELATED: Nail Trends You Should Try From MBFWA

Instructions

1. Treat your hair to a weekly hydrating mask, which is essential for locking in moisturise and is ideal for all hair types. Work the product into your hair from root to tip, then let it sit for 30-60 minutes before washing out with shampoo and lukewarm water.

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Hello Hair Hydrating Mask, $15

2. For more frequent hydration, using an oil serum on damp hair. Rub a few drops of product into your fingers, then apply it directly onto the length of your hair. Leave it to air dry naturally, or use a hair dryer on a cool temperature.

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Josie Maran Pure 100% Argan Oil, $48

3. If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful method which is also made from all natural ingredients, look no further than coconut oil. Slather it on your hair and massage it into your scalp to take care of any dry patches or dandruff.

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Bioglan Super Foods Organic Coconut Oil, $12.99

4. For blonde or light brown hair like Sarah Jessica Parker, use a silver shampoo at least once a week to counteract those brassy tones. Not only will it leave your hair looking the perfect shade of blonde, but it will also look healthy and shiny after each wash.

Sarah Jessica Parker's Shiny Hair Tutorial

Avon Advance Techniques Radiant Silver Shampoo, $9.99

Image via Zimbio

May 4, 2015

Celebrity Hairstyles: Kate Moss’s Undone Hair Tips

Who doesn’t want to achieve Kate Moss’s tousled locks? If your own hair doesn’t work with the ‘rolled out of bed look’, use the tips and products below to create some natural texture in less than 10 minutes each morning.

RELATED: Kate Moss For Topshop Collection

Instructions

1. If your hair has just been freshly washed, blow-dry it on a low heat (cool if your hairdryer has the function) and tip your head upside down – this will give your hair some extra volume. Remember to alternate the hair in different directions as you’re drying it. This helps to stimulate the follicle, which is really important.

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Philips Thermo Protect Ionic Hairdryer HP8233/00, $49

2. Use a backcomb on the crown of your head and lightly mist with some hairspray for added volume.

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CHI Turbo Backcomb Brush, $14

3. To keep the hair from getting too crispy or sticky, use a natural bristle brush from root to tip. This also helps to tease the hair out and will leave you with a nice layer of volume afterwards.

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Lady Jayne Classic Pad Brush, $19.49

4. To use the styling balm for Kate’s exact look, her best friend and hairdresser James Brown has created the ultimate mist to keep your hair intact all day long. Rub it between your fingers and apply directly into the roots of your hair.

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James Brown Shine and Fragrance Mist, $14.99

Image via My Daily

April 28, 2015

Recreate Olivia Wilde’s Slicked Back Ponytail

Are you ever out of hairstyle options during the middle of the week? Try this easy slicked-back ponytail, inspired by actress Olivia Wilde at the Finding Neverland film premiere in New York City.

RELATED: 3 Cute Ponytail Hairstyles For Long Hair

To help you create this look, we have named some of our favourite products and tips in the easy tutorial below. Enjoy!

Instructions

1. A hairstyle like this actually works well on 1-2 day-old hair, since the oil will actually make it last longer. However, if your hair has been freshly washed, apply a mousse to the roots for a little extra texture and body.

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John Frieda Luxurious Volume Building Mousse, $6.25

2. Once hair is completely dry, use a thick brush to hide any bumps or knots, then secure into a high ponytail. If your hair is on the thicker side, you may want to use another elastic over the top, just to keep it in place.

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The Wet Brush Detangling Shower Brush, $19

3. If you do find any bumps throughout the top of the ponytail, carefully comb them backwards and apply a little hairspray over the top. This will keep them looking flat and discreet.

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L’Oréal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hair Spray, $14.99

4. For the ends of your hair, use a shining serum to draw attention to the ponytail. Apply a few pumps in the palm of your hand and apply throughout the entire ponytail.

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Kiehl’s Since 1851 Silk Groom Serum, $24.68

Image via Zimbio

April 26, 2015

Get The Look: Scarlett Johansson’s Layered Pixie Crop

If you’re already rocking a shorter hairstyle or need some extra inspiration to chop those long locks, then you’re definitely in the right place. Actress Scarlett Johansson has been sporting a shorter, edgier look over the last few months which is perfect since we’re heading into warmer weather.

RELATED: No-Stress Hairstyles For Short Hair

This easy look can easily be recreated at home with just a few key techniques and holy-grail products.

Instructions

1. Start by using a thickening shampoo which will give your hair some extra lift and texture at the roots. Massage carefully then rinse with cold water to awaken the hair follicle.

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Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultimate Thickening Shampoo, $24.42

2. Wait for your hair to air-dry, then apply a lightweight mousse into the longer layers. This is perfect since it won’t leave your hair feeling too oily or crispy, and will give it some extra hold.

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Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse, $23

3. Use a round brush and wrap your hair around the bristles. Blow-dry on a cool setting, making sure to alternate layers of your hair. It will create the illusion of extra body at the crown.

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ghd Natural Bristle Radial Brush Size 1, $32

4. To set this all in place, use a hairspray and mist finely over the top of your hair. It will keep everything looking perfect without leaving the hair feeling too dry.

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Shu Uemura Sheer Lacquer Micro-Fine Finishing Spray, $45

Images via Zimbio

April 21, 2015

Get The Look: Anna Sophia Robb’s Modern Chignon

Mastering a classic slicked-back hairstyle is number one on our list this season, especially since it requires so little maintenance. Actress Anna Sophia Robb was spotted at the Broadway premiere of Gigi sporting a modern chignon which we just had to try out. Follow our easy guide below to achieve this look yourself at home.

RELATED: 5 Hair Colour Trends To Try Right Now

Instructions

1. If your hair has just been freshly washed, use a lightweight cream so you don’t suffer from any flyaways. This particular formula adds a hint of shine, and is perfect if you’re getting photographed. Concentrate the product into the ends of your hair, then blow-dry backwards.

Get The Look - Anna Sophia Robb's Modern Chignon

Bumble and Bumble Brilliantine, $32

2. Comb backwards and secure the hair into a bun at the nape of your neck. If your hair is particularly thin, section it off, take small pieces of hair and wrap them over each other. This gives the illusion of added volume without the use of extensions. Once hair is done, set it in place with some hair spray.

Get The Look - Anna Sophia Robb's Modern Chignon

Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist, $27

3. Let out those shorter layers at the front of your face and curl with a tong for added volume.

Image via Daily Mail

April 20, 2015

Hair How-To: MBFWA Edition

Since we are at the end of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia, what better time to bring you the hottest looks straight off the runway?

RELATED: 3 Office-Friendly Hairstyles For Long Hair

Starting with hair and then onto makeup, below are just some of the techniques and products you need to recreate signature show looks from Aje, GALANNI, Macgraw, Steven Khalil, Jennifer Kate, and Manning Cartell together with Goldwell.

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Australian womenswear label Aje, brought their SS15/16 collection, Vihara to life with the help of Goldwell. Try this hairstyle for yourself with our exclusive step-by-step guide below.

Hair How-To: MBFWA Edition

Styling

  1. Create a natural centre part with your fingers, apply StyleSign Power Whip evenly throughout the hair and blast 90 per cent dry maintaining the part. Direct front hairline toward the face when drying.
  2. Part the hair horizontally, mid-way behind the ear in a curve shape and follow through to the nape of the neck, leaving approximately 2cms free around the hairline.
  3. Take this bottom section and tie into a secure ponytail at the occipital bone. Lightly backcomb the mid-lengths and ends of the pony, wrap into a bun and secure to the base of the nape. This will serve as a volumising filler later in the style.
  4. Use bobby pins to attach the coloured weft around the bun and secure tightly.
  5. Dry remaining hair with a medium sized round brush paying attention to the ends, as well as the root direction around the face. Root lift should be natural, with some body through mid-lengths and ends. Be sure to blow-dry a natural movement into the hair to assist tonging.
  6. Using a 3cm curling tong, heat sections in a random shaped but consistently dense pattern, directing hair away from the face. Allow to cool and then run a wide tooth comb through to break up the style, then add StyleSign Naturally Full and gently backcomb for extra volume and lift.
  7. Loosely pull hair back at the chin and secure with a loose tie, there will need to be a moderate amount of give in the elastic to enable altering of the shape and texture of the style.
  8. Delicately pull loose hair above the ears and letting those natural, shorter hairs around the face fall away from the bulk of the hair to create a slightly ‘undone’ finish
  9. Lightly spray with StyleSign Magic Finish to hold the style.

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Colour

  1. Take an 18 inch weft and carefully distort the middle part to prepare for balayage.
  2. Using Goldwell Colorance, have the darkest colour ready to do first and apply the colour evenly and precisely paying attention to create a natural looking meld line.
  3. Once the colour has developed, rinse with Dualsenses Color Fade Stop Shampoo and towel dry.
  4. Prepare the lighter colour, apply to the weft where needed and then process again
  5. When ready, remove the colour product and shampoo and condition using Dualsenses Color Fade Stop Shampoo and Dualsenses Color Detangling Conditioner.
  6. Dry the weft to 70 per cent and apply StyleSign Power Whip mousse to give the weft some hold and blow-dry in.

GALANNI

Mother/daughter design team Lenna and Catherine Vasilas of couture label GALANNI went for a sultry look to accompany their SS15/16 collection.

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Hair Director Ida Tirimacco took the lady-like glamour from the GALANNI collection and workshopped a sophisticated and elegant hair look for the show.

“With the structured components of the gown, we decided to go for a softer, sexier and more fresh hair look to in the hair. We wanted to maintain the femininity and glamour of the range, but have some movement in the hair.”

TECHNIQUE

To achieve the GALANNI hair look, follow Ida Tirimacco’s step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Apply StyleSign Double Boost root spray to the roots of the hair and section a parting up straight from the corner of the eye from right to left, back to crown.
  1. Take inch squared sections Spray each section with StyleSign Hot Form styling lotion and spray a little StyleSign Unlimitor onto the ends only to help thicken.
  1. Use a conical iron on each section and pin to hold, continue this process all the way around the head, alternating the direction of each row. When working the top section, take each part on a diagonal forward and pin half on and half off base as the roots will need to be looser here.
  1. Spray StyleSign Big Finish all over to set the curls and let cool.
  1. Once hair has completely cooled, start un-pinning and allow hair to fall and relax. Run a couple of drops of StyleSign Melting Diamonds through the ends before brushing section by section with a Mason Pearson brush.
  1. Spray StyleSign Satin Guard as you brush to keep the hair fro separating too much and reducing any natural frizz in the hair
  1. Part the hair as low as possible to give an edgier look, without too much height on top of the head, this will allow the soft curls and movement to really make a statement.
  1. Finish with a spray of StyleSign Magic Finish to add a glossy finish and set the style.

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STEVEN KHALIL

Featuring his couture collection for the very first time at MBFWA, Steven Khalil showcased his fine attention to detail through outstanding blouses, pencil skirts and breathtaking gowns.

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Hair Director Sharon Blain took a nod from Steven’s chic couture styling by creating an intricate style which had a classic simplicity to it:

‘The idea for this hair look evolved from looking at the gowns, the fabrics, their textures and also the embellishments. We wanted a design to complement the collection but not to overpower.’

TECHNIQUE

To achieve the Steven Khalil hair look, follow Sharon Blain’s step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Spray the hair with StyleSign Hot Form styling lotion and directionally blow dry the hair with a paddle brush from a centre pony tail, towards the nape to create a smooth finish.
  1. Make a parting in line with the top of the ear from ear to ear, dividing the hair into two sections. Run StyleSign Diamond Glossthrough the hair for a high shine finish.
  1. Work a three strand scalp braid in a 5cm panel down the centre of the forehead down to the back at the nape. Secure with a small band to hold. This can be lightly roughed for texture, but the braid should be tight.
  1. Direct the sides softly back on both sides and secure at the nape. A light back combing on the sides with finer hair will help give body.
  1. Divide the pony in two sections and work a three-strand braid to the end, band to hold.
  1. Make a loop out to the sides and secure the ends at centre to hold.
  1. Repeat on other side, pin well and spray with StyleSign Magic Finish to hold.

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MANNING CARTELL

Recently celebrating their 10th anniversary, Manning Cartell showcased their newest SS15/16 collection, Introduced Light. A collection of light, reflection and contrast pulsated with a dynamic synergy of colour and print and a strong hint of glamour.

The hair was all about volume, texture and even a hint of an athletic streak which is right on trend this season.

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Hair Director Dale Delaporte took inspiration from the patterns and textures of the fabric when working the 70’s references into the hair look. Recreate this style at home with the following key products and techniques.

TECHNIQUE

To achieve the Manning Cartell hair look, follow Dale Delaporte of Prema salon’s step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Take a deep, diagonal side part finishing at the outer corner of the left brow. Without losing parting, section from ear to ear intercepting the crown and clip front away
  2. Apply StyleSign Power Whip evenly throughout back area until the hair is saturated, then blow dry in sections with plenty of root lift.
  3. Using a small hot tong, create movement in the back by winding generous sized sections of hair around the tong, so as to not create curl. This step is for creating movement to be manipulated later.
  4. Take a two-inch section on the occipital bone from ear to ear, leaving one inch around hairline for coverage. Scalp braid this section and then double over braid and pin into a spiral reaching to either end. Add padding to the area surrounding and pin firmly to the braid.
  5. Saturate front left section with StyleSign Glamour Whip and dry, while stretching the hair upwards towards the crown, then spray lightly withStyleSign Magic Finish and hold in place with crease free clip to set.
  6. Move to right side and apply StyleSign Glamour Whip until saturated. Take the bottom two inches and dry, stretching directly back with zero volume.
  7. Take the front inch of free hair and dry with zero root lift forward over face. Over direct hair closer to parting just slightly to the left to give extra swing in the fringe.
  8. Repeat with remaining sections, progressively directing hair more diagonally forward as you get to less and less hair left over. This will ensure there are no holes.
  9. Apply a small amount of StyleSign Roughman to the very top layer of the fringe area to maintain a solid, and smooth surface. Then, using a very fine bristle brush, shape the fringe to sit forward and skimming the bridge of the nose to then cover the right eye. Occasionally mist with StyleSign Magic Finish over the top to help grip the brush and keep the desired shape.
  10. Continue shaping until the fringe covers the eye and curves to tuck behind the ear. Secure fringe section to behind the ear with a small pin, leaving hair above for hiding the pin under.
  11. Lightly brush out the rest of the hair, being sure not to lose any volume, then collect the hair in the bottom section of hair, and following the direction of the hair, loosely tie off with a small elastic to remove bulk and allow easy styling finish.
  12. While spraying the hair with StyleSign Naturally Full loosen up and create the desired shape in the back. Being sure to accentuate where that padding was place earlier.
  13. Use a small amount of StyleSign Roughman and rake through the left side in front of the ear, keeping that upward motion and spray withStyleSign Sprayer to secure.
  14. Remove any clips still in the hair, and use more StyleSign Sprayer through the fringe area to keep shape and create a glossy sheen.
  15. Spray StyleSign Magic Finish through the back are of the hair to keep texture in place, and make the most of that volume.

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MACGRAW

This year, Goldwell continued their partnership with fashion design duo Macgraw, to create a look which brings life to the SS2015 collection, Shepherdess.

To achieve the Macgraw hair look, follow Goldwell hair director, Benni Tognini’s step-by-step instructions below:

Hair How-To: MBFWA Edition

Technique

  1. Start by blow drying the hair into a full, voluminous style with a centre part, using StyleSign Double Boost at the roots and working StyleSign Naturally Full through the ends of the hair
  2. Spray the sides of the hair with StyleSign Hot Form spray and wind each section into knots. Run hot irons over the knots and then brush out
  3. Back comb the back of the hair to add some volume to the roots and create the slightly messy texture, spritz with StyleSign Magic Finish to hold the body
  4. Draping the hair over the ears, pull the sections together and secure into a low pony tail at the nape of the neck.
  5. Backcomb the pony tail once secured and mist StyleSign Sprayer to set the style. Add ribbon to finish the look.

Hair How-To: MBFWA Edition

JENNIFER KATE

With a clean aesthetic for her debut at MBFWA, Jennifer Kate paired her must-have leather and suede pieces with a modern take on the traditional braided ponytail.

Hair Director Marie Cain worked to create a look which would allow each model to still look individual, through a statement hair look made with clean lines in the structure, but still had an element of softness.

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TECHNIQUE

To achieve the Jennifer Kate hair look, follow Marie Cain’s step-by-step instructions below:

  1. On thick hair apply a generous amount of StyleSign Hot Form styling lotion, to dry hair from roots to ends. On fine hair apply a generous amount of StyleSign Double Boost root lift spray from roots to ends
  1. Directionally blow-dry the hair into either a side or middle part (depending on which finish you prefer) and blast dry hair, then mist the same product lightly back through and texture blowdry with a small round brush or very lightly tong with a medium wand, this is to create the right amount of texture to do the remainder steps.
  1. Generously spray hair throughout with Dualsenses Ultra Volume Dry Shampoo, this will help to catch the flyways and build a chalky texture
  1. Take a section of hair, approximately 4cm wide, that starts in at the top of the crown, and section straight down to the nape. Keep the section very clean and tightly braid down and tie off tightly and neatly at the bottom of the nape.
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Take one hand in ponytail position at the bottom of the neck, with your free hand feed the hair into the stationary hand, the detailing of this part is very important as this will allow for hair to be fly-away and soft. Tie hair into ponytail with clear hair tie, secure it a little closer to the nape and then drag down once fastened.
  1. Take another tie, place around the first tie once, then half loop through, allow for flyaway and long pieces to fall out, take a very thin piece of hair to wrap around and cover the hair tie, fasten only with a spritz of StyleSign Sprayer to hold.
  1. Finish the look by tucking hair behind the ear, pulling pieces of hair out and exaggerating the softness of the look. Spray with StyleSign Big Finish to secure the look, but keeping the soft finish.

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What’s your favourite style from MBFWA?

April 17, 2015

How To Prevent Hair Loss

Did you know that some hairstyles can cause hair damage?

RELATED: Tips and Tricks For Thinning Hair

Unnecessary hair loss can easily be prevented by simply taking more care in our daily hair routine, but what does this actually entail? Sometimes your hair loss could be a sign of a hormone imbalance (this usually happens after a pregnancy), so take care with the following tips:

Coconut oil

Not only is coconut oil great for cooking, but it’s also fantastic for hair and skincare. Apply directly onto your roots and make sure to massage slowly  it also doubles up as a soothing head massage! Keeping your scalp hydrated and healthy will actually encourage hair growth in the long-term and will also decrease the chance of dandruff.

Biotin

Primarily found in eggs, whole grains and bananas, biotin is great for repairing hair and nails. It is packed with vitamin H, which benefits the entire body – even though it’s quite rare to suffer from a deficiency. If your hair is looking brittle and lacklustre, you can purchase a supplement which is also normally combined with silica for healthy skin.

Fenugreek seeds

If your hair is particularly dry or brittle, then you may want to consider Fenugreek seeds. They are so quick and easy to prepare, and adds instant softness to dry or damaged hair. Make your own DIY hair mask which includes Fenugreek seeds, coconut oil, and water to replenish the hair follicle once a week.

Protective hairstyles

Did you know that even the most common hairstyles could be damaging your hair? As a general rule, never put wet hair into a bun or ponytail since the follicles are actually most vulnerable. If hair is wet, leave it down or use a clip instead to divide your hair.

Wet brush

Use a soft bristle brush such as a wet brush to detangle any impending knots. They’re actually much more gentle on hair than a comb and won’t lead to nearly as much breakage. Use on dry hair to protect the hair follicle from damaging.

Image via Bone Health Now

April 15, 2015

Inspirational Boho Wedding Hairstyles

Relaxed boho hairstyles are one of the most popular ways brides choose to style their hair on the big day. Not only are these styles perfect for hair which is long and thick, but you could also add a few extensions for instant body on your wedding day.

RELATED: Top 5 Celebrity Wedding Hairstyles

We have chosen a few of our favourite hairstyles, which can inspire your own personalised boho look.

Flower crowns

Fresh flower crowns are one of the best parts of a spring-time wedding, because not only are the flowers in bloom, but you can also wear them in your hair! Keep the rest of the style simple by curling the ends and pinning the flower crown into the centre of your parting.

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Messy side braid

If your hair is naturally big and textured, why not use this natural volume to your advantage? Plus, it gives your hair a break from all the damaging styling tools. A beautiful side braid is always on trend and you can accessorise with seasonal flowers in your hair and bouquet.

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Knotted bun

A cute and flirty knotted bun is another fool-proof hairstyle which stays in place all day long. Perfect if the forecast for the wedding day is cold and windy, but do keep a few extra pins in your handbag, just in case.

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Waterfall braids

Give your hair a bit of a twist with these waterfall braids, which look amazing with ombré and balayage. To create those large, flirty curls, use a clamp-less curling wand on large sections of hair.

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Bangs and braids

If you have a thick front fringe, make it the focal point of your entire look with a classic fishtail braid. Long, voluminous falsies and a bold lip are a match made in heaven for the makeup department (and don’t forget to match your nails!).

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Images via Etsy, Meobaaklini Blog, Bridal Guide, Pretty Designs

April 13, 2015

Do’s and Dont’s For Cutting Hair At Home

Whether you simply want to give your hair a bit of a trim, or even cut yourself some new bangs, there’s nothing wrong about cutting your own hair at home.

Although we don’t recommend our guide below for any drastic makeovers, read through some of our great tips to get rid of any stray hairs.

RELATED: Tips and Tricks For Thinning Hair

DO: Use sharp scissors

Use special hair scissors which are available at all drugstores in your city. They are super-sharp and won’t leave your hair blunt or damaged.

DON’T: Cut wet hair

If you’re planning shorten those layers in your fringe or length of your hair, make sure to work on dry hair. This way, it’s easier to see if you’ve made any mistakes rather than waiting until your hair dries.

DO: Divide hair into small pieces

Take it easy and cut your hair in small pieces, rather than putting your hair into a ponytail and going all Edward Scissorhands into your longer strands.

DON’T: Cut hair without doing your research

There are so many video tutorials on YouTube which show you step-by-step ways to cut hair at home. All you need to do is find one which is suited to the type and texture of your hair.

DO: Use a mirror

That is, at the back of your head. This way, you can easily see if your hair needs straightening or if it looks nice and even.

DON’T: Cut your hair before a big event

Or colour it yourself if you have an event just around the corner such as a wedding or formal. If something does go wrong, you can always slick it back into a ponytail, or put it up into a bun.

DO: Remember, it grows back

If you have made a mistake on your hair (we’ve all done it), remember that it does grow back. You can always go to the hairdresser and they can fix the problem in the meantime – just use this as a lesson!

What are some of your DIY hair blunders? Let us know in the comments.

Image via Lily Jackson

April 12, 2015
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