Thursday, March 18, 2010
Drawing inspiration from the hair style trends of our favorite stars and celebrities has become a national past time. One such star whose hairstyle is emulated by stylish men around the world is Cuban born movie star Andy Garcia. His movie star good looks and stylish persona is irresistible to women attached to the creative types.
TO GET THE LOOK: Are you looking for movie star style that’s sure to blow the competition away? If that’s the case, try Andy Garcia hair style on for size and watch the ladies heads turn when you show up looking drop dead handsome. Andy’s style comes with all the “bells and whistles” to make your pick up lines irresistible to women that go for the stylish types. To get the look, let’s take it one step at a time; starting with a style cut and shaping.
LET’S SHAPE IT: To get the look, start with a close contoured silhouette, tapered sideburns and neckline stylishly over the collar. The crown and sides a bit longer to brush back with or without a part. This stylish look is perfectly suited for straight hair and most faces shapes, especially those with angular facial features like Andy’s. With a few adjustments (trims) as it grows you can find the ideal length and shape for your style.
LET’S STYLE IT: For style support start with a dab of shaping gel or styling mousse or nothing at all. Just run either through damp hair and comb in place to dry au natural or give it a quick once over with a blow dryer for a full look. To turn up the shine, when dry, finger comb a dab of foaming pomade or styling cream through the sides and top.
LET'S ADD SIDEBURNS, WHISKERS AND ACCESSORIES: Nothing can reshape a face or add a dramatic look like facial hair. Sideburns or a close clipped beard can make large ears appear smaller or a narrow face wider and definitely adds a stylish or artsy look. Include whiskers and topped it off with a silk neck scarf or white shirt and tie paired with a Giorgio Armani blazer, blue jeans, sunglasses and you've got the look.
NOW, LET’S COLOR IT: Movie actors change their hair color often for the many roles they play so dying their hair is no big deal. If your natural hair color has lost its deep rich hue or graying around the edge, a dark brown tint (almost black) will define the shape and wash the gray away. After, a clear glaze seals-in the color and turns on the shine. To keep it up the new growth is colored every 4-6 weeks. This extra step will cost a few bucks but it’s a small price to pay for a youthful stylish look and all the attention you'll get.
Andy's movie star style comes with all the "bells & whistles" to stop women dead in their tracks and make your pick up lines irresistible. The contoured swept back silhouette with close tapered sides and neckline stylishly over the collar pushes the style bar up a notch. A rich hair color has defined the shape, thickened the hair and swiped the gray away. Mid length sideburns or whiskers, a stylish neck scarf and Armani blazer with
Hollywood sun glasses gives you a cool casual look and pushes the "style bar to the max". Your buddies will be green with envy when they see all the babes making a fuss over you and your movie star style.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Evolution which is characteristic of human civilization has brought about significant improvements in the way we live and how we style our hair. When Thomas Edison invented electricity the rush to create new ways use this amazing technology was launched. The modern day blow dryer has come a long way from its humble beginnings. There is no denying that the invention of the hair dryer was a major step in the evolution of the professional beauty industry and personal care. One example of just how far the hair dryer as evolved is the new BioIonic Nano i5X Conditioning Pro Hair Dryer.
Taking a glance back at the history of hair dryers we can see that the hair dryer was invented in the late 19th century by a French hairdresser. For the next 50 years bonnet hair dryers would become standard beauty salon equipment. The first hand held hair dryers were made of steel weighing over 2 lb and produced 100 watts of heat. By the 1960s, a light weight space age plastic pestle-grip blow dryer with 1500 watts of power was poised to change the look of hair fashions for both women and men and the professional beauty industry.
It would take an English hairdresser (guess who) to introduce a shapely geometric hair cut styled with a blow dryer to replace the bouffant roller set hair fashions of the time. What had taken an hour to create a hair style could now be achieve in minutes with a precession style cut and blow dryer. This was followed by the “dry look” for men and the blow dryer became the must have new styling tool for professional and home styling.
To touch on the definition and use of this pestle griped wonder, it is sufficient to say that the blow dryer is a device used to dry “damp or wet hair” by blowing hot air over it. With the aid of a styling brush the damp hair can be transformed into a desirable shape and style. It must be noted that the natural shape of the hair fiber is attributed to its internal hydrogen bonds which can be temporarily altered when exposed to water and rearranged with the aid of heat and traction. Today’s hair dryer’s not only dry hair but also can improve the health and beauty of hair.
The new Bio-Ionic Nano i5X Conditioning Pro Hair Dryer is a streamlined thing of beauty with all the “bell’s and whistles” you’d expect in the 21st century. This ultra lightweight whisper quiet dryer features Nano Ionic technology which emits negative ions (good stuff) that break down clusters of water molecules into fine particles to re-hydrate, re-condition and preserve the moisture and elasticity from within the hair fiber. Simultaneously, the "ceramic far-infrared heat" cuts the drying time in half and polishes the hair shaft leaving it frizz free and soft to the touch with a shine you can see. You might call this new hair dryer a conditioner with a cord. And if time is money this bad boy says ...Ca-ching.
If you’re shopping around for a new hair dryer or thinking about trading in your “old clunker” you’ll no doubt be confronted with a wide range of choices and prices. From inexpensive conventional hair dryers that cost ($20-$40) to the top of the line professional dryer ($75 - $200+). While these are geared toward repeated use by professionals, they can be beneficial for personal use as they will no doubt last longer and give you professional results. If you are willing to pay the price for a professional hair dryer the BioIonic i5X Conditioning Pro Hair Dryer is well worth the investment.