Red Hot Hair for 2011 – Tips for Choosing the Best Red for You

Red was the “it” color for 2010 and it promises to be very hot for 2011. Celebrities are still getting their hair colored red and this trend shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. While you may want different shades of golden blonde mixed in your hair or get some gold or auburn highlights and lowlights in your brunette hair, red is all about even color. Here are some tips to get the best red for your skin tone.

  • Match your skin tone to the red you want. If you have sallow skin, stay away from very orange reds since they will accentuate the yellow tones in your skin. Fair skinned women can wear almost any shade, although if you are a winter shade try pretty cool reds that are a bit on the violet side of the color spectrum.
  • Ask your stylist to tint your eyebrows to match your hair. Don’t ever use hair color on your eyebrows as this can cause irritation and even blindness if it gets in your eyes. Eyebrow tints are specifically made for use around your eyes and safe.
  • You will have to change your make up colors if red is a drastic change from your current color. Violets, greens and browns look good on redheads.
  • Be careful if you wear red. Be sure it does not clash with your hair color. The same holds true with oranges and pinks.
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If you’re daring, bright red (think Rhianna) is still in style. Auburn is always in style from dark orange-red to violet-red. Use a color preserving shampoo and conditioner formulated for red hair. Avoid long exposure to the sun as it can make your hair look brassy. After a few weeks you may want to get a gloss applied to your hair to perk up the color and add shine. Glosses are usually semi or demi permanent color and very mild. Red is a notoriously hard color to maintain, but your stylist can recommend professional products to keep your red hair looking vibrant and fresh.

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Hairstyles in the News October 18, 2010

This week we see lots of pixies and short cuts on celebrities. It seems this cute do, that was made popular in the 1960’s by supermodel Twiggy, is as strong as ever. During the years the Pixie has evolved into one of the easiest to care for styles that looks good on almost all women. Long locks are still popular and celebrities are continually on the edge of fashion.  Check out this week’s finds and see if you have what it takes to rock celebrity hair.
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Ashlee Simpson was spotted recently with her adorable son Bronx with a longer version of the pixie and new platinum color. Her husband, Pete Wentz, tweeted that her new haircut and color is cute and posted this picture on Twitter. With her new color and cut Ashlee and son now make a perfect mother and son match.,,20051412_20297809_20791511,00.html

British actress Carey Mulligan, who starred in the recent movie Never Let Me Go, is shown here with a simple Pixie accented with a cute hair band. Celebrity stylist Jonathan Joseph used the blow dryer with a nozzle attachment and directed the air flow downwards on the nape, crown and sides. He then smoothed it with his fingers and applied a spritz of hairspray to create this sweet look.
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Jacinta Lal was recently crowned Miss IndiaNZ and her blonde hair and blue eyes have stirred controversy over the 21 year old beauty not being “Indian enough looking.” Organizer Dharmesh Parikh defends the decision by explaining the this was a New Zealand beauty pageant and the Miss Lal has Indian heritage since her mother is part Indian. No matter how you feel about her title, you have to admit she is a lovely young woman who has beautiful long curly hair. Seen here with a fellow runner-up, both young ladies exhibit grace and poise.
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Not to be one to be left out of the spotlight, Lady Gaga had her hair cut short into a chin length bob for her upcoming video, Alejandro. Celebrity stylist Eugene Souleiman told Behind the Chair that he felt it was better for Lady Gaga’s hair to be cut short since she wears wigs most of the time. He further explains that his decision was based on the fact that she beaches her hair and it has a curly and coarse texture. Some form of the bob has been popular since the Roaring Twenties and your stylist can shape one that is just right for you.

Mad Men star Christina Hendrix is known not only for her “real woman” curves but for her ravishing red hair. Seen here at the Golden Globe Awards, Ms Hendrix is campaigning for fashion magazines to use more realistically sized models and to stop airbrushing models to look thinner. With her long red locks, she is truly a stunning example of beauty.,0,5409032.photogallery
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This week we mourn the passing of one of the women who helped to shape what America thought of as the perfect mom. Barbara Billingsley, who played mom June Cleaver on Leave It To Beaver, passed away this past week at the age of 94. Her iconic style helped set the standard for mom’s across the nation in the late 1950’s during the show’s heyday. Even after her television career, which spanned over three decades, Mrs. Billingsley remained the picture of style and grace. Goodbye Mom Cleaver, America will miss you.

As always we will continue to look to the stars and red carpet for inspiration. Found a look you love this week? Talk to your stylist and let her tailor it to your facial shape and lifestyle.

Call now to book an appointment. Anastasia is a salon hair stylist in Oklahoma City, OK. Out of town appointments welcome.

Celebrity Hair Extensions

Like to change your hairstyle with the latest trends? Not sure the short hairstyle was a good idea? Wish your hair was thick and luxurious? Go for hair extensions. Some celebrities’ hair extensions are obvious while others will surprise you:

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Mischa Barton, Blake Lively, Jessica Simpson, Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz wear hair extensions beautifully and discreetly. A few celebs: Peaches Geldof, Britney Spears, Victoria Beckham, and Nancy Dell’Olio can’t wear hair extensions without being obvious.

The Truth About Hair Extensions: Extensions must be put in by a qualified stylist at a reputable salon. Before having extensions put in, talk to an extension specialist; they will be able to tell you if your hair is suitable or not. Natural hair and extensions must be blended so the style looks natural.

Synthetic and Human Hair Extensions: There are two main categories of extensions, human hair and synthetic hair.

Human hair that is unprocessed, and has the cuticles aligned in the same direction, is high quality hair. Hair with the cuticle base going in different directions, leading to mangled hair when attached, is low quality hair. Human hair comes in a variety of grades and hair extension grades are advertised by ethnic origin. Eastern European nations supply most hair for Caucasian women, and the hair will last approximately one year if properly cared for. This hair takes a bit more time to maintain than synthetic hair.

Synthetic hair is created from man-made fibers and is meant to blend with human hair. This hair doesn’t move and look as much like normal human hair, so it doesn’t blend as well with your own hair. When styling your hair and extensions, do not use heat-styling tools or color-treating on synthetic hair; it will damage the extensions. Some companies now make heat-safe synthetic extensions.

Extension Methods:There are so many options with extensions….however four types are commonly used:

Caring For Extensions

Hair extensions wear out with normal wash and wear; wash your hair 2-3 times a week vs. every day. Do not go to bed with wet hair, and do put your hair in a ponytail to avoid waking with tangles.

Brush your hair; your extensions will not fall out from brushing. Just don’t brush your hair harshly; too much brushing may cause the bonds to loosen. Use a brush with soft bristles, working your way up your hair from the bottom to the top. When you reach your scalp, hold the extensions at the root area and brush gently from the root through the ends.

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Do not straighten human hair extensions; the heat will damage the extensions. When straightening synthetic hair, use a low heat setting or don’t use heat-styling products at all, since the heat will cause hair to warp or burn.

Plan to visit your stylist every 4-6 weeks to check for ordinary damage and replace any bonds that have loosened.

Hair Extensions Accessorie: Hair extensions take a few accessories to care for them…

Problems with Extensions: Extensions are expensive, they can damage your natural hair near the attached area, and too many extensions can strain the scalp. Again, check with your stylist to see if you can wear extensions.