Having grown up in the Philippines, I call the fringe as bangs. The fringe or bangs suits almost everyone. It can shape your face, it can high a multitude of sins like small forehead or wrinkles. With the right style of fringe, you can lose years of your age 🙂
Being a very young miss in the late 70s, when rollers are the height of hair styling, I have learnt that rolling your bangs can be fatal to your hair-style. Overly rolled fringe is a no-no. It has that outer-spacey look 🙂
Deciding to have a fringe can be quite a feat or NOT. Start off with the longer bangs, below your eyes. When you have gotten used to it, then shorten it a little bit until you have a style suitable to your needs.
A woman with her hair turned up always looks as if she were going some place – either the opera or the bath. – Orson Wells
Hairstyle: The Bun
The bun is so versatile. It can be a very sleek ballerina topknot or a sexily messy bun. A bun can highlight a long graceful neck, the face, the chin, the shoulders. It gives one an instant elegance.
It is also useful to just keep away the hair from hindering you in doing some chores, like gardening.
A bun is not just a bun! There are several styles that encapsulate a bun.
How to make a bun:
Comb your hair. Brush your hair to remove tangles. Finger comb your hair if creating a messy bun.
Pull your hair back. It is up to you how high it should stay. It can be a top bun, center of the back of your head or top of your nape. Make sure that you’ve grab all the strands of your hair in one pull.
Twist your hair into a knot. Take the entire handful of hair and twist it in the same direction, creating a rope-like piece. Then, wrap it onto itself to create a knot-like spiral. Secure with elastic band and some hairpins.
Finish the look. Use a strong hairspray to keep the hairstyle. Finally smoothen any loose ends.
You are good to go. Below is how to make a bun using a chignon foam
Fashionistas and alikes will be sporting on-trend side braids to cope with the heat! (Don’t go away, Sun!)
One must remember that there is plaiting and there is PLAITING. It is not just a matter of dividing your treasured long tresses into three parts and start braiding. No sireee. Braiding and plaiting are complicated business! 😉 So many things to consider.
Do you want it a loose braid?
Do you want to look as if you did not take much effort in doing your plait?
Do you want it carefree but will hold all day long?
Do you want to show some neck action?
And of course, will it go with what you are wearing? But this is another ball game altogether! 😉
Make-up artist, James McMahon has these tips for an elegant romantic plait:
If you are aiming for a loose side plait, first spritz your clean hair with texturising spray to add body and hold. Then sweep your hair into one side.
Take a section of hair and start braiding loosely but close to the hairline.
When you reach your ear, start to incorporate the rest of your hair to finish the plait.
Tie the end with a hair band and hiding it with a wisp of hair.
To make the hair look effortless, try to pull out a few stand around your face.
We’ve all heard it before, even from some experts, that our hair has some sort of self-cleaning property.
Apparently Nigella Lawson, who is blessed with abundant, luxurious, shiny tresses only washes her hair a couple of times a week.
I read Amanda Seyfried’s interview with Vogue magazine that she only washes and uses conditioner to her hair once a week. She applies dry shampoo regularly, though.
What is the truth really? Should we wash daily or leave things to nature?
Fact of Myth: If you leave your hair for long enough it will begin to clean itself FALSE (and eww!) “Utter nonsense” says Trichologist extraordinaire Philip Kingsley. And whilst we all knew someone at uni who swore by this method of personal hygene (the same person who would religiously wear tie-dye and douse themselves patchouli oil), we‘re rather glad this myth has been put to bed once and for all. “You should wash and condition your hair daily” says Kingsley who says that a clean scalp and hair equals a healthier scalp and hair. “When left for 3-4 days the scalp can become flaky, itchy and uncomfortable with a mild tenderness whilst the hair itself will become dull and lank.” We don’t need telling twice.
To Have Elegant Hair, every girl should have thick, magnificent hair. It is essential to clip the ends of the hair once a month after a child is four years of age.
To Make the Hair Grow Quick.—Dip, every morning, the teeth of your comb in the juice of nettles, and comb the hair against the grain.
Lee Stafford – Celebrity hair stylist advices: Ultimate tip for great hair is to have a head massage. Massage head (while watching tv or during a free moment) for even five minutes each day will help stimulate the circulation, which makes the hair grow stronger and healthier!
There have been men and women who became famous because of their haircuts or hairstyles. So famous that the haircut became their trademark or named after them or the character they portrayed. Sometimes their hairstyles are still talked about whilst their bodies of works had long gone, forgotten.
I remember my mother would ask the hairdresser to give me a twiggy haircut when I was 6 or 7. I know of the twiggy look but not really sure who was Twiggy then, but I do now!!!
In high school I sported the Farrah Fawcett hairstyle. It was the 70s where everyone in tune to Charlie’s Angels.
I became known for my Farrah style throughout third and fourth year high school. I had really straight long hair and the only way it can be given the Farrah treatment was to put my barnet fair* in rollers every time I was not at school. I often slept in my uncomfortable foam rollers at night. During lunch break when everyone would hang out in cool places and have a laugh, I would be running back home to put my hair in rollers.
In London’s East End famous Cockney rhyming slang, hair is called ‘Barnet Fair’* or shortened to ‘Barnet’ by many native Londoners 🙂
But the thing was I would be in a jeepney going back to school after lunch and people would look at me and admire my precious Farrah locks. It was like in the television commercial of a one famous shampoo in the Philippines called “Gee, your hair smells terrific!”. Really that was the name of the shampoo. LOL They would really whisper to each other how beautiful my hair was. The same thing at school. By the way I was also using that shampoo and it was gloriously, deliciously fragrant that my classmates would like giving me a hug to have a sniff at my hair. I was really proud of my beautifully scented bouncy Farrah. When I met some of my schoolmates in Facebook, I just have to say that I was the girl with the Farrah Fawcett hair and they remember me immediately.
History’s Famous Hairstyles
Here are some celebrities and people of history with famous barnet.
Louise Brooke – The roaring 20s flaffer girl
Amy Winehouse’s beehive was iconic, it had a life of its own
Wednesday, love the pigtails
POB – Posh Bob by Victoria is her signature style. Love her
Twiggy, her look was copied by the four corners of the Earth
Persis Khambatta in Star Trek was the prettiest baldie
Princess Leia was a dream come true.
Rod, the rodster. Yes, I think you’re sexy!
The youngest, most adorable child. – Shirley Temple
Ozzy, the hair is monumental
Live long and prosper with Mr Spock
Miss Piggy is the classiest porcine in the whole of the universe
The Mary Antoniette hair-do is neck breaking
Justin Bieber was as famous for his songs, singing voice and hairstyle.
Mrs T was famous for her coiffure hair
Blue beehive is so iconic.
Marilyn Monroe has the most iconic platinum blonde hairstyle
The Jackie O was stylist to the max
The Hepburn is a Ccassic look for classy ladies
For me Farrah Fawcett is the queen of all hairstyles. Love it, love her
Ivana Trump is rarely seen without her bee hive.
Betty Boop with kiss curls
The Presley, what can I say.
Diana, Princess of Wales.
David Bowie is iconic
Elizasbeth Taylor’s Cleopatra is so famous. Liz made Cleopatra more beautiful that she truly probably was.
Bo’s hairstyle was a 10!!!
Debbie Harry’s well structured hair was copied everywhere
This must be one if not the most popular hairstyle ever.
Morticia Addams, glorious long black hair is sexy
I love Michael and I think he was gorgeous before he had his various surgeries and skin whitening stuff. Apparently Michael used to wear a wig because he was bald due to an accident whilst making a Pepsi commercial. The poor man’s hair caught on fire.