Friday, September 21, 2012

Tipping Your Hair Stylist

Generally, when you think about tipping, waitresses, bartenders and even luggage carriers come to mind, but do you think to tip your hair stylist? It’s a small gesture that many people do not consider.

Countless hair salons employ hair stylists who are paid an hourly fee or a percentage for their services. If your hair style costs you $200, your hairstylist may only see 40% of that.  Tipping your hairstylist is as imperative as tipping your server.

So how much exactly should one tip their hairstylist? 10%- 20% would be ideal.  Some tip even higher during the holiday season.

So the next time you get your hair “did”, be sure to leave a tip! Your stylist will be very grateful. J

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Three Top Trends at the 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

This past week (September 6th -13th) marked the annual Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.
We spotted three hair trends from summer that made it all the way to the runway.
Hair Trend #1: Slicked Back

Also known as the “wet look”, this simple hairstyle is an easy transition from a previous hairstyle. This style was seen all over the runways during the Spring/Summer 2012 New York Fashion Week.
Hairstyle Trend #2: Wrapped Up

Perfect for the beach and great sun protection for the head, hair cover-ups were all the rage on the runways this season. Commonly worn as turban-style or in resemblance of a  pirate, this hair trend has been a fav on runways this summer.
I'm a fan of this trend and I often wear my hair in this style on bad hair or lazy hair days. 

Hair Trend #3: Center Part

A throwback to the '70s, the clean center part has been spotted all over runways at this summer’s Mercedes Benz Fashion week. This trend works best with clean straight hair (for full effect), dry shampoo  but can also help tame second-day hair for this look.

Source:  Real Beauty 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

What Does Your Zodiac Sign Say About Your Hair?

According to HAIRstrology, the position the moon is in and your zodiac sign can determine how you choose your hairstyle. The list below, along with a professional stylist, can help you determine your next hairstyle!

  • Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 20) tend to have classic tastes, avoid trends and fads, and prefer trusted hair care products. 
  • Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb 19) are highly individualistic and like to follow their own trends.  
  • Pisces (Feb 20-March 19) sign tend to be very artistic and prone to changing hairstyles often. 
  • Aries (March 20-April 19), known for bold and daring styles are often the first to try the latest and edgiest trends.  
  • Taurus (April 20-May 19), you will most enjoy classic, understated looks rather than following trends. You will be more satisfied if you stick with the haircut that looks best on you. 
  • Gemini (May 22-June 21) are known for frequently changing hairstyles, often making dramatic styling changes every day. 
  • Cancer (June 22-July 23). known for liking classic hairstyles.  Cancer signs are ruled by emotions, dislike change, and tend to prefer traditional hairstyles.
  • Leo (July 24-Aug 23) prefer bold and dramatic hairstyles that complement their intrepid personalities 
  • Virgo (Aug 24-Sept 23), you tend to be a bit of a perfectionist and prefer natural or organic products. 
  • Libra (Sept 24-Oct 23) desire balance and want their hair to be in harmony with the rest of their look.  
  • Scorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22) are dramatic and confident enough to wear very eccentric hairstyles.
  • Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 21), you tend to prefer simplicity in both their hair and styling products.

What’s your zodiac sign?!

Source: HAIRstrology