Friday, May 28, 2010
Drawing inspiration from the hair style trends of our favorite stars and celebrities has become national past time. One such star whose hair style is a must have look is
Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp. Never one to follow the crowd Johnny has always created his own unique look. You might say Johnny Depp is a modern day "style pirate".
TO GET THE LOOK: Do you sometimes feel like you’re the “invisible dude” at a party? Do you wish there was away to get those hot ties to check you out? If that’s the case, take a hair styling lesson from Johnny Depp’s and turn this picture around. But be forward this head turning do’ is loaded with sex appeal and a major “babe magnet” style. If you’re up for a cool new look, let’s take it one step at a time, starting with style cut and shaping.
LET’S SHAPE IT: For Johnny Depp’s style cut, start with a long layered silhouette with off centered part, tapered sideburns and neckline stylishly over the collar. Add long face framing love locks through the top for a seductive look. This artsy look is best suited for straight or slightly wavy hair and slender face shapes like Johnny’s. With a few adjustments (trims) as it grows you can easily find the ideal length and shape for your style.
LET’S STYLE IT: To jump start your style, just run a dab of shaping gel or mousse through damp hair or nothing at all. Comb in place to dry au natural or give it a quick tousle with a blow dryer for a full straight look. To turn up the sexy appeal, when dry, add a dab of foaming pomade or hair polish and comb sides over your ear or slicked back 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 hair color is light or dark brown and beginning to lose its luster or gray around the edge, trade it in for Johnny Depp’s deep dark brown “almost raven black” hue. Adding a deep rich color will define the shape, thicken thin hair and turn up the shine. This "extra step" may cost a few bucks but what the hell, it’s a small price to pay for a stylish look and all the attention you'll get.
Johnny Depp’s head turning hair style with tapered neckline stylishly over the collar and sexy face framing “love locks” is loaded with sex appeal. A slim mustache, shapely goatee and rich blue black hair color gives you an artsy look and just what you need to stop those babe’s dead in their tracks. So be prepared to take names, cell phone numbers and e mail addresses when you show up to the party with Johnny Depp “style pirate” look.
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
If a picture is a thousand words than a Polaroid picture speaks volumes. To help make a new client’s first salon visit a “hair styling experience” for years I use a Polaroid Camera to take before and after pictures of their new hairstyle.
Because a new hairstyle is often a major change and happens quickly (snip, snip, snip) it’s hard for some to remember what their hair looked like minutes ago. Using a Polaroid camera has helped me point out just how much of an improvement the new style has made in their over all appearance. As a part of their introductory visit the pictures are theirs to keep along with a home studio styling kit. This extra step truly makes the visit memorable, fun and has helped bring new clients into the salon.
I'm now using the new Polaroid's Pogo "digital camera" that lets you view and print a wallet size color picture from the camera on the spot. The Pogo comes with all the "bells and whistles" you'd expect of a 21st century camera. It’s made using a Polaroid camera more fun then ever before and is affordable to use with each print costing only 30 cents and the color and picture quality is awesome. What’s more, because it’s a digital camera you can store the images into your salon computer for future references.
For years I've also used Polaroid camera's to create artistic images of every day life that I call Pola-Art. When you have time take a peek at my Polaroid Art Collection online in the Polaroid Studio.Com Gallery. And while you’re there order the new Polaroid Pogo digital camera and make your new clients first salon visit a… Polaroid Hair Styling Experience!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Drawing inspiration from the hair style trends of our favorite stars and celebrities has become national past time. One such star whose hair style is always on the must have list is
’s bad boy Robert Downey Jr. His tousled finger combed hair style and movie star persona is irresistible to ladies who are attracted to the wild side and quite the catch for those girls who are drawn to the sensitive, creative types. Hollywood
TO GET THE LOOK: Are looking for a hair style to go with your bad boy image? Try Robert’s hair style on for size and walk on the wild side. Be forewarned, this bad boy hair-do’ is a “babe magnet". To get the look, let’s take it one step at a time; starting with a style cut and shaping.
LET’S SHAPE IT: start with a contoured silhouette with full tapered sides and neckline stylishly over the collar. The crown is cut short for a full look with a few “love locks" casually covering the hairline. This shapely finger combed head turning-do’ almost styles itself. With a few adjustments (trims) as it grows you can easily find the ideal length and shape for your personal style.
LET’S STYLE IT: To jump start your style; apply a dab of shaping gel or 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 tousled look. For the “bad boy” look, when dry, add a dab of hair gel or pomade through the top and sides and you’ve got Robert Downey’s sexy tousled star style.
LET’S ADD WHISKERS: Nothing can reshape a face or add a dramatic look like facial hair. This simple addition can make a weak narrow chin stronger, a double chin disappear, cover a wide upper lip or a ruddy complexion and add a few years to a baby face and defiantly adds a rugged, stylish or artsy look. Let your whiskers grow for a few weeks and visit a stylist to have it shaped for your face shape and features.
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 you have brown hair with gray around the edge a rich brown tint or a shade closest to your natural hair color will define the shape and wash way the gray away. After, a clear glaze seals-in the color and turn on the shine. For a cool sun kissed look, a high-lift golden blond tint only takes minutes. To keep it up you'll need to have the re-growth colored with every other style cut. This will cost a few extra bucks but is well worth the price for “totally cool new look” and all the attention you'll get.
AT A GLANCE, this shapely head turning finger combed style let’s the ladies know you’re the type of dude that walks on the wild side. The contoured silhouette and tapered neckline stylishly over the collar with a few casual "love locks" across the forehead turns the style meter up a notch. The sun bleach hair color and whiskers gives your style a creative edgy look that's irresistible to the ladies attracted to the “wild side". So be prepared for to take names and cell phone numbers when you show up with this “bad boy” star style.