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13 Trends From The 90s That Are Cool Again

Smells like teen spirit.

April 6, 2016

9 Gloriously Grown-Up Ways To Wear Braids

It’s time to embrace your inner Rapunzel. 

October 28, 2015

Emma Roberts’ Heat-Proof Summer Braids

Looking for a quick, heat-proof hairstyle for a summer party? Actress Emma Roberts was recently spotted with these stunning summer braids, which are perfect for keeping the frizz away and take just 5 minutes to prepare on medium-length hairstyles.

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Instructions

1. Use a conditioning treatment on the length of your hair, making sure to let it absorb for 5-10 minutes before washing out with lukewarm water. It will help to keep any excess frizz away – especially mixed with the summer heat!

Emma Roberts' Heat-Proof Summer Braids

KMS TameFrizz Conditioner, $28.95

2. Let your hair air-dry, then apply a hydrating serum on the outer layer.

Emma Roberts' Heat-Proof Summer Braids

Davines MELU Mellow Split Ends Repairing Sealing Serum, $36.95

3. Divide your hair into two sections, and comb out any knots or kinks. Separate your fringe or smaller layers and pin them to the side, then start a small braid from the top of your ear. Take the braid over your parting (just like a headband), then pin it down.

Celebrity hairstyles: Emma Roberts' Heat-Proof Summer Braids

4. Repeat the same step on the other side, then set it all with a hairspray.

Emma Roberts' Heat-Proof Summer Braids

Joico K-Pak Protective Hairspray, $30.75

Images via Starity

July 9, 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.

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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

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

5 Romantic Wedding Hairstyles 

Rather than conforming to a slicked-back hairstyle for your wedding day, choose something sexy and romantic which will look stunning in wedding photographs for years to come.

These romantic hairstyles are best for the warmer weather, but you can adapt them to any type of climate or situation – just remember to avoid any dreaded flyaways!

RELATED: Demi Lovato’s Milkmaid Braids Hairstyle

Oversized braid

Any type of braid is best for hair which is thick and course, since it will stay in place all day long. These hairstyles look better with some wear, so a few loose ends won’t be the end of the world! Keep some bobby pins at hand, and embrace the natural texture of your hair.

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Half-up half-down

Hilary Duff wears this style perfectly, making it look sexy and sophisticated at the same time. Ideal for girls with a few longer layers, to achieve that 70’s bombshell look with a touch of volumising spray and powder. Lightly curl the ends of your hair and spritz with sea-salt so they can maintain some subtle bounce.

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Soft bangs

Bring a level of warmth to your face by chopping some soft side-bangs just before the wedding. Choose a wispy finish which leaves hair looking side-swept and gorgeous, as opposed to a severe straight-chop which could age your face. A few subtle highlights never hurt!

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1950s inspired

Keep short hair looking neat and tidy with two reverse braids pinned in the middle of the scalp. Not only is this hairstyle quick and easy, it also looks amazing on girls with a hint of balayage, and also photographs beautifully.

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Hair accessories

If your wedding is taking place during the warmer months of the year, why not take advantage of this and wear some fresh flowers in your hair? A flower garland is the perfect accessory for long, layered hair, without looking too over-the-top.

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Images via VIP Hairstyles, Girls Gone Hair, Vogue UK, Medium Hairstyle Update, Vogue Paris

January 10, 2015

How To Get Supermodel Hair This Summer

Want lustrous locks with beautiful balayage ala Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen (pictured)? Or what about funky fishtail braids like those of top fashionista, actor Diane Kruger (pictured below)?

Never fear SHESAID readers – hair guru, Schwarzkopf’s national technical educator, Grant Withnell (pictured below), has expert tips here to make summer styling a breeze.

Related: Top 5 Spring/Summer Hair Care Products

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What are your top three tips on how to care for summer hair? 

1. Firstly, it’s essential to have a good hair care regime. That means using a good quality shampoo and conditioner, as well as a leave-in product or treatment mask. You also need to think of treatments as a preventative, rather than a cure, to protect hair. So many women make the mistake of using treatments after the damage is done – treatments keep the hair healthy and not only repair existing damage, but also help prevent future damage.

2. If you have coloured hair, always use a colour-protect product with a UV filter and try not to wash the hair too much. But as long as you use a good shampoo you can wash your hair as often as it needs it, there is no thing as too much – it’s a personal choice.

3. If you’ve got very knotty hair from a day at the beach, the best way to tame it without causing too much breakage is to use either a leave-in conditioner, or an oil-mist spray to smoothen the cuticle (this is the bit which causes the knotting of hair), and use a wide-tooth comb or Denman brush because these won’t pull though knots and will reduce damage to the hair. Also, do not tie hair up when it’s wet because hair dries and shrinks and therefore pulls more tightly on the hairline.

What are your top three must-have summer products? 

1. The beauty must-have this summer is the latest innovation from Schwarzkopf – Extra Care BB Cream. It provides 11 benefits in 1 product, including softness, shine, frizz control, deep nourishment and repair; this is the beach bag essential for any girl on the go this summer!

2. Schwarzkopf Extra Care Normal Balance Leave-In Treatment: this is perfect for everyday use and you can spray on wet or dry hair to maintain the health of hair.

3. Schwarzkopf Dry Shampoo: this is always great to have on hand to instantly freshen up your look, especially after a day on the beach!

 What are your top three summer styling tips? 

1. Summer season is party season so to ensure you always have beautiful, voluminous hair my favourite product for styling flat hair is Schwarzkopf Extra Care Volume Powder, which you apply to the roots when stying to create long-lasting volume.

2. Keep the new Extra Care BB Cream in your bag. It is the immediate hair smoother.

3. It’s all about textures in the hair form – high gloss to matt or combinations of both – mix and match products to suit the look you are trying to create.

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What are some hot, new catwalk looks applicable to summer in Australia? 

1. Hair gathered into updos or ponytails where wispy flyaways frame the face are hot right now, as are unstructured and loose ponies.

2. Braided hair is big – think style inspiration, actor Diane Kruger (pictured above). I’m talking double braiding hanging loosely on either side of the head, or braided against the scalp starting from the temples. Also, thick, single plaits in a wispy texture and fishtail braids that are loose and texturised are also a stylish look.

3. Heavily textured looks – long hair backcombed at the roots and through the lengths to create big volume. The finish should have a matte and dry appearance.

What are the hot, new summer colour trends? 

1. Hair with luminous metallic tints in bronze and soft gold was the standout colours on the New York Fashion Week catwalks.

2. Colour-on-colour will be key, i.e, a variety of colours running through the hair, but all in a similar hue.

3. In brunettes, look for combinations of chocolate, mocha and caramel.

4. Dip dye was a trend, but we now see more balayage – think supermodel Gisele for style inspiration. The strength is at the bottom of the hair and there has to be softness to it.

Main image via hiji.co.uk and secondary image via mediumhairstylesideas.com.

October 8, 2014

Winter Wedding Hairstyles

Planning a white winter wedding and want to nail your signature look? A hairstyle is often the second best accessory on your wedding (next to your shoes, of course), since it has to look amazing, last all day long and feature in all your photo albums. Peek at our top hairstyle picks for that perfect winter-wonderland wedding.

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Winter Wedding Hairstyles

Nothing beats classic soft curls, but teamed with a messy braid can take your look from good to great. Keep hair simple by curling it away from the face, and plait two braids which will eventually join at the back of your head. Secure it down well, and spritz some finishing spray to keep it all in place.

Vintage-inspired

Winter Wedding Hairstyles

Taking a note from the 1920s, why not keep your hair in a sophisticated low-bun which is sure to look amazing. You can make this look feel really romantic by leaving some loose strands of hair our, and also clipping some crystal encrusted accessories into the bun.

Slicked back

Winter Wedding Hairstyles

Wear your hair parted down the middle, then slicked back into a bun to keep the look very minimal. You can now accessorise with a classic tiara which is timeless (especially if you’re looking back at your wedding photos). A sultry red lip is a must-have since it adds some drama to this very minimal hairstyle.

Images via Conde Nast, Wedding Party App, Homy Fashion

September 3, 2014

Milkmaid Braids Hair Tutorial

You don’t need to be a hairdresser or experienced YouTuber to create a killer hairstyle, and this week we’re focusing on milkmaid braids. This easy to achieve hairstyle takes just minutes (depending on the thickness and length of your hair), and creates an elegant up-do using just hairspray and bobby pins.

What you will need:

Comb

Hairspray

Bobby pins (and a lot of them)

Instructions

1. Comb through your hair to ensure that there aren’t any knots or tangles. Start from top to bottom, slowly making your way down the length of your hair. For wavy hair, straighten your hair slightly with a straightening iron to ensure that your hair is easier to work with.

2. Divide your hair into two sections, and start braiding your hair in the back (at the nape of your neck). Braid all the way down, then secure with an elastic band. Repeat the same step on the other side.

3. Now flip one braid onto the opposite side of your head, and tuck behind your ear. Pin it down securely. Do the same with the other side, making sure to have the braids completely cross over.

4. If you have stray pieces of hair at the front of your face, feel free to curl these with your hands or a curling wand for an extra bohemian look.

Image via Vogue Vandal

August 18, 2014

7 Romantic Hairstyles For The Big Day

Choosing just one hairstyle for your wedding can prove difficult, especially if you have long hair. It is important to pick a style which flatters your face, and compliments the texture of your hair, but also represents your personality. Romantic hairstyles are not only elegant, but also timeless since they never go out of style. Below are ten romantic hairstyles to get you inspired for the big day!

1. Braided hair

Braids are timeless hairstyles which are easy to recreate and modify to suit your own unique sense of style. This simple hairstyle can be accessorised with small flowers or wreaths if your wedding is in the warmer months.

2. Half up, half down

A classic hairstyle made popular by brides such as Jennifer Lopez, this look is cute and simple if you want your dress and makeup to be the main statement. Don’t worry about your hair dropping throughout the day, this will only add to the look.

3. Waterfall braid

Waterfall braids are an elegant way to wear your hair for any formal event. Hair is first curled, and then a simple cascade braid is added along the back. You can also choose to wear out your fringe as well.

4. Side bun

A popular choice for brides who don’t want to have their hair down, this style is both elegant and classy for the big day. Hair is pinned to the side using a sock-bun, then accessorised with crystals for an extra bit of sparkle.

5. Side ponytail

Perfect for brides with longer hair, this style still allows the hair to be worn down throughout the day. Braids are often used to make a bigger statement for a side ponytail, and costume earrings or jewellery can be worn to accessorise the ears or neck.

6. Braided bun

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous with your hairstyle, why not choose a braided bun? This style is best for brides with medium to long hair, since their layers won’t be popping out of the braid or bun. Although some hairspray is sure to fix any flyaways.

7. Classic chignon

The classic chignon (otherwise known as a ‘bun’) is a sleek hairstyle for brides who wish to wear their hair up. The bun is fixated on the nape of the neck, and hair usually has a kink or curl to make the look sophisticated.

Which style do you prefer?

Image Source: Doctissimo

July 14, 2014