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Which Bang is Best For You?

When you go to the hair salon and ask them to trim your bangs, there are a million different styles they could cut. What most people don’t know is that there are several types of bangs and face-framing cuts. It’s important to be specific when communicating to your hairdresser what it is you want; otherwise, you could end up with a completely different cut than what you expected.

So here I’ve outlined a few of the essential bang cuts:

1. Straight Bangs

These are the typical straight-across bangs that most hairstylists will think of when you ask for bangs. You can ask for them to be a little longer, just brimming your eyes, or shorter so your bangs don’t touch your eyes. These types of bangs typically look well on someone who has a long face shape with thick hair to really give it some volume. To style these bangs, I recommend using a round brush when blow-drying them. It will give them some extra volume that will leave these bangs looking bouncy and fun!

2. Fringe Bangs

These bangs are a little more versatile than straight bangs. They typically have more pieces to them and should be trimmed when your hair is dry. These types of bangs work well on someone who has a heart shaped face. These bangs will bring all of the attention to those beautiful eyes on this face shape. You can use a flat iron to straighten these out and a blow dryer as well to give a little more bounce if you want.

Which Bang is Best for You HairStylist FtLauderdale3. Side-Swept Bangs

These bangs don’t go straight down your face, but instead sweep over to one side of your face. These side-swept bangs will add some softness to your strong jawlines and give your hair some great movement. When styling these bangs, give them some volume by blow-drying them as if you had blunt bangs. This will give them some layering and blend right into the rest of your hair.

I hope this helped solve any confusion you may have about which bangs you should try out. Bangs are fun and a great way to change up your normal style. If you’re still not sure which style would look best for you, schedule an appointment in my Fort Lauderdale office and we can talk about it!

 

 

The 5 Best Flat Irons

Picking out a flat iron can be really troublesome. I’ve created a list of my top 5 favorites for you, I hope this helps you find the perfect match!

1. When you want really straight hair: Croc 2 Infrared Flat Iron (1″)

I recommend the Croc straightener if you want really slick, straight hair. The infrared technology not only straightens your hair but also protects it. Whether you have curly hair or thick hair, this straightener will work for you to create a silky, shiny finish.

2. When you can splurge: CHI Turbo Ceramic Flat Iron, 2”

I know that this flat iron is expensive, but you are sure to get tons of compliments when using it. CHI flat irons are notorious for their great quality and this straightener is no exception. It will leave your hair looking lush and pin-straight. This straightener is so long lasting; it’s a great investment for your hair.

3. When you’re on a budget: Remington Pearl

If you need something less pricey, I recommend the Remington Pearl for someone who can’t afford an expensive straightener but still wants to get the job done. For an inexpensive straightener, it is rare to get such shiny hair. Don’t be fooled by the price, this straightener can definitely compete with some of its more expensive competitors.

4. When you need something on-the-go: Conair Mini

Traveling and don’t have room for a big straightener with all of your shoes and accessories? This straightener is great for the girl-on-the-go. You can even bring this to work for touch-ups or out on a date: it is so tiny it can fit in your purse. Here’s another tip: having trouble straightening those bangs? Big irons can be hard to use on bangs, but this tiny accessory is perfect for them.

5. When you want to help a cause: Conair The Power of Pink Ceramic Straightener

Not only is this straightener inexpensive, but also a portion of the proceeds raised goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Besides raising money for a great cause, this straightener does wonders for hair for being a smaller 1” straightener. It will leave you with great hair and an even better conscience.

 

Perfect Waves That Look Like You Just Came From the Beach

Hair-Stylist-Ftl-Perfect-Waves-That-Look-Like-You-Just-Came-From-the-BeachIt is summer time and you know what that means: beautiful, beachy waves. Especially living right off the beach in Fort Lauderdale, this look is so in! Beachy waves are really popular right now, as imagining of being on the beach takes hold of us. In this post, I am going to show you how to get the perfect beach waves that will make it appear as if you just took a dip in the ocean.

  1. You can either do this on day-old hair or freshly washed hair. Just make sure your hair is dry and brushed out so that there are no tangles or knots.
  2. Using 1” sections of your hair, take a 1” curling iron and alternate between curling your hair towards and away from your face. Leave about 2” of hair off the curling iron at the bottom to give it that “fresh from the beach” look. Spray each section with hairspray after curling to make sure those curls stay intact!
  3. Once you get towards the top of your head, tease just slightly at the roots for some extra volume.
  4. After you have finished curling, let your hair cool for about 5 minutes. Once it’s finished cooling, go through your hair with your fingers and adjust the volume for whatever you are comfortable with. Brushing with your fingers will give your hair a more natural look, as if you just came from the beach.
  5. Once you are happy, give it a final look over with some hairspray and you are done!

Want an extra tip to get great beach waves? Salt spray! Apply after washing your hair while it’s still damp or after curling your hair. It will not only give your hair great hold and texture, but also a lot of volume.  This is perfect for that boho-beach wave look.