10 ways to avoid hair salon disasters & finding the hairdresser with the sharpest scissors

Hairdressers, you either love them or hate them! The problem is we can’t live without them. The good news is there are a lot of talented ones out there that can make you feel like you have grown a fresh head of hair. Here are 10 tips to help you find your dream hairdresser whilst avoiding ‘the frogs’…

  1. Do your homework, check out good hairdressers mainly around your area. Remember the closer the better, you might be enthusiastic the first time to venture on a trip across town to get the perfect cut but most of the times you will wish that you could just pop in for a quick styling.
  2. Ask friends and family for their recommendations but make sure that you also like their hairstyle and that they like you enough not to play a prank on you by sending you to a hairdresser from hell.
  3. It is OKAY to cheat on your hairdresser (assuming that you are not married to one :)). You don’t have to remain loyal to only one hairdresser, because they will each possess different strengths and weaknesses. In many salons, you will have various people specialising in different treatments for your hair from cutting, colouring to styling. (more…)

Romantic Leathers

Rodarte S11 Leather Dress

Leather lovers, get your credit cards out and ready to use, because this is one trend you are not going to be able to pass on. Leather is completely revamped and now that we are already all hooked on our leather jackets, this might just come in time to make it easier for us to retire those veteran jackets in the coming  – hopefully warmer – months.

This season designers are masterfully demonstrating the versatility of leather both as a fabric and in terms of the different mood effects it can create. Almost subconsciously we always expect leather to go with a dark, goth or grungy, rock-n-roll theme. 2011 Spring runways showcased a different scenario. Leather was not only gracing the runways of its typical masters Hermés and Balenciaga but also other famous fashion houses and designers who are usually known for their feminine and romantic silhouettes.

This time around, the overall mood was romantic and the tones softer while the cuts remained simple yet sophisticated in the shape of sheaths and shift dresses. In fact, leather is bringing a much needed face lift to these dresses. The simplicity highlights the sensuality of leather, a blank canvas that is rich and luxurious in character, flattering to shape and inviting to touch. (more…)

How to wear animal prints?

Victoria´s Secret Bikini

Isn´t it surprising that even if you absolutely hate animal prints, you might find yourself appreciating it on someone else? When it comes to animal prints, there seems to be a preconceived notion that not everyone can pull it off. Such a fast judgment indicates two possibilities, either garments can carry intrinsic qualities or we attach labels to them by associating certain clothing with certain types of people. In that case, those that are not brave and bold, you know, a little sassy at times will have to surrender their animal prints. Are you really ready to limit yourself, let alone your clothing choices like that?

The trick to wearing animal prints is simple. Do not go nuts with it, literally! Here are 10 considerations you should keep in mind when wearing animal prints:

  1. Do not cover yourself head-to-toe in animal prints unless it is a costume with a head piece. (more…)

Spring in Nude

Chloé Spring 2011 Resort

Past few seasons have seen designers incorporating the nude color palette more and more into their collections. Some have even brought out entire collections in soft cream, beige and stone tones. Nude has been hailed as the new black, mainly due to its versatility. Nevertheless, unlike our most faithful color choice, nude is anything but boring. This is such a natural color that keeps it interesting without much effort by making a bolder and a more flirtatious statement whilst still disguised in complete elegance.

When it comes to nude, it is more about the simplicity and structure of the garment or the accessory. Granted, this is not a color you might find comfortable wearing at first. It is not a color known to be as merciful as black on problem areas nor as easy to match to your skin tone. If you feel like you are on display when wearing this color palette and think it is only for the very brave in a size 0 frame, well, think again, because designers are insisting that you get comfortable with it by offering you ample choices to suit your own style. (more…)

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