Hairstyle Trends for Spring & Summer 2017

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So what’s gonna be hot for hair when the weather turns warmer? The new hairstyle trends for spring and summer, 2009, characterize a variety of styles that will flatter hair of any length, whether it’s short, long or in-between.

There’s something for everyone! Looking for change? Get a haircut that allows you to wear a practical style for daytime and a more flirty look for the evening hours.

Long Hairstyles

Wavy, textured hair brings a tousled, feminine look. If your hair is long and thick, this is easy to achieve because textured and shaped hair allows you more control with your hair style. Simply wash your hair, add some mousse and blow dry your hair on low. Use a curling iron and finger-comb the layers. For piecey chunks, apply styling wax on the ends to separate.

For a simple, sleek and smooth look, straight hair can look great on almost anyone, reflecting light and enhancing shine. If you have natural waves, you don’t need to blow-dry. Simply use a flat iron to straighten it out section by section after you let it air dry. Set the style with hair spray and stay away from rain or heavy humidity.

Short Hair

Want less fuss with a short hairstyle? Ask your stylist for heavy layers to add dimension, fullness, and bounce. Boyish, yet feminine, this is the easiest cut to wash and style. If you prefer more than a basic bob, look for an asymmetrical cut to update your look and keep you on the edge.

Ringlets that are too tight look old-fashioned and Victorian. Keep your short curls loose and natural. Finger comb and tousle your tresses when slightly wet for a true romantic look. Face-framing layers will help make a basic hairstyle more versatile and add much needed movement.

Whatever your hair length, this year’s parts are leaning towards the center. What looks best on you may depend on the shape of your head, if you have bangs, and if they will also part to reveal a portion of your forehead. If you prefer a side part, forgo the center and wear it where you wish. Not every trend looks good on everyone.

Bangs

The current trend for bangs is soft and side-swept, exposing only part of your forehead. To look anything but ordinary, opt for angled bangs to accentuate your unique style. Whilst bangs require more frequent maintenance, they’re great for covering up a long forehead, flaws, or lines.

Ponytails are back in a big way. With their practicality, getting ready for a casual or formal event is a snap. Soft waves add sensuality to a basic ponytail. For any texture of hair, set high or low, what’s classic is now trendy. Try combing your hair back with your fingers for a slightly imperfect, messed-up hairdo.

Color & Highlights Trends

Sexy, feminine highlights are always in style. Chunky highlights give way to subtle. Spring brings popular multi-tone highlights and lowlights for several shades of color that adds dimension and reflects the light. A great haircut combined with delicate highlights ensure that you will look classy at special events and in pictures. Trendy and stylish, this summer promises to bring some of the most exciting hairstyles we’ve seen in years. What better time is there to update your tresses?

WHY BLEACHED HAIR GOES GREEN

Colouring is a very difficult  and specialised job and a test strand should always be done before a full colouring is attempted to avoid any major colour disasters.

When hair is bleached it removes the hairs natural pigment.  This is done in varying degrees depending on the type of hair initially.  Also the product used will affect the degree of colour pigment removed. The strength of peroxide, plus the type of product used will also determine how blonde it will lift.

Very dark strong hair will first go orange and will require re-bleaching.  The next degree will be golden blonde.  Then  the next bleaching  will lift it to pale blonde.  The more times you bleach your hair the more damage is caused to the hair structure.

Because bleached hair becomes much more porous, if you go into a swimming pool your hair can absorb the chlorine and turn it green.

Some scientific research also states that the presence of copper sulphate in water can turn blonde hair green.  This will also affect black, all shades of brown and red heads but because the blonde has no natural pigment left in it,  it shows.

Also if you have bleached hair and decide to darken it, if all the natural hair pigment has been removed to a pale blonde shade, the hair can become a green shade especially if an ash tone is used, because all the natural red tones have been removed.  Your colour choice should contain some red tones to reduce the possibility of your hair turning green. Powder bleach is the strongest cosmetic bleach but can spoil the natural lustre of the hair.   If this is used with 40% peroxide it will give the highest lift but should not be applied to the scalp as it could burn it. This should only be used with a streaking cap to protect the scalp for highlights. It can also be detrimental to the hair.

Some hairdressers will even use 60% peroxide for speed to achieve the lift quicker, but this can cause the hair to burn or become very brittle and straw like and can be dangerous not only for the hair and scalp but it can also cause blindness from the vapours.

Hair that is used for extensions can be Indian or East European Hair.  East European hair is very strong and it takes a lot of bleaching to lift the colour.  In many of the factories it is industrial chemicals that are used to lift the colour and then they dye it  to the required shade.  Therefore  always remember that this hair has gone through many chemical processes before you receive it and this should always be taken into consideration before applying colour.

Remember to always do a strand test beforehand to check the result will be what you want.

 

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Hair extensions can add length or volume to accentuate style

When Piper Davis walked into the Lemon Drop Salon on Lee Highway last weekend, her hair was short. When she walked out eight hours later, her hair hung below her shoulders. Thanks to hair extensions, Ms. Davis’ lengthy new “do” will last two to six months, said stylist Noel Grosche. “There’re so many people in the area who have hair extensions, but you’d never be able to tell because it looks like their natural hair,” she said. The process is tedious and takes a trained professional to do well, Ms. Grosche said. “You seal a hair extension, either fiber or natural hair, onto hair near its root,” Ms. Grosche said. “And it doesn’t interfere with the hair’s natural growth process.”

According to the Web site beauty.about. com, celebrities such as Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton have popularized hair extensions, with Ms. Simpson actually going into the extension business with hairstylist Ken Paves.

“While synthetic hair is about a fourth the cost of human hair, most celebs use human hair extensions,” the Web site noted. “Each strand is ‘pretipped’ with a synthesized keratin protein that acts as a glue to bond the strands onto hair. Heat may be used to bond, or melt, the glue, which uses air pressure to bond individual hairs in faster time.”

The procedure, which costs $300 to $2,000, depending on the number of extensions, takes up to eight hours, Ms. Grosche said.

Natural hair extensions are more costly, but the fiber extensions work just as well, Ms. Grosche said. “The fiber extensions looks like real hair, and it will hold curls for days,” she said.

Ms. Davis, 23, said she had wanted long hair for several years, but due to a medication she takes, growing long hair has been nearly impossible.

“I’ve wanted to get extensions for about a year,” she said. “I did my research, found out it was safe and went for it. And I’m really happy I did. Nobody can tell it’s not my hair, and I love that.”

Ms. Davis said the lengthy application process was not painful, just tiring. Her family and friends were “shocked” with the transformation, she said.

“It’s just that I went from short hair to long hair in one day, and it looks so real,” she said.

Ms. Grosche said the customer can “shampoo, brush, curl and style the way you ordinarily would, except you take caution not to put too much heat on the area that was fused.”

Of 21 stylists on staff at Lemon Drop Salon, only two are trained to attach hair extensions.

“I think that’s because it’s just now becoming popular in Chattanooga,” Ms. Grosche said. “The process, in its early days more than a decade ago, was called weaving.”

Nearly half of Ms. Grosche’s clients have hair extensions, she said.

Ms. Grosche said applying the extensions is a work of art.

“You can’t just stick an extension on a piece of hair. You want it to fit in like it naturally belongs there,” she said. “To do that, you have to ‘feather’ the hair with a razor. You can’t use scissors.”

Hair designer and color specialist April Quintrell said hair extensions can be used regardless of desired length.

“Even with short hair, it’s hard to tell if someone has extensions,” she said.

And it’s not just women who are getting the extensions.

“I’ve got around 10 male clients, but most of them don’t want anyone to know they’ve got extensions,” she said. “They make appointments typically on a Sunday or when there are few people here.”

There are many reasons why people get extensions, Ms. Grosche said.

“I have an older woman whose hair is thinning and she simply wants it thicker, and I have a man with a receding hairline. Then I just have people who want longer or thicker hair.”

The clients range in ages from teenagers to people in their 60s, she said.

“Everyone who has it done loves it,” she said. “It makes them feel good about themselves, and that’s what I like the most.”

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PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week kicks off in Karachi

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October 20, 2011, saw the start of the fourth instalment of the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) Sunsilk Fashion Week in Pakistan. Indeed this time, the PFDC and Sunsilk took their week of fashion further to a bigger business platform teaming up with Expo Pakistan, in collaboration with the TDAP whereby PFDC Sunsilk Fashion week is being held in parallel to the trade event.

Day 1 of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week was structured into 2 acts, which featured 3 ramp shows each with 5 distinct designers and a show by the students of the PIFD.

Act 1

It was attended by leading media and fashion personalities, journalists and buyers who had flown in to attend Expo Pakistan.

Act 1 of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2010 was opened by Maria B and her womenswear prêt-à-porter collection for PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week entitled “Neo Natives”. The designer drew her inspiration from ancient world cultures from Aztec to Persia to fuse a global identity for the women of today. Through this collection the designer looked to project a world that is full of love, acceptance and respect for each other’s cultures and identities. Indeed “Neo Natives” speak for the urban women of today, world travellers confident in their identities and capabilities. Talking about her brand and collection, the designer said, “It is Internationally relevant and affordable fashion for the modern Pakistani woman”. Renowned television host Shaista Wahidi and designers Yousaf Bashir Qureshi and Rizwanullah walked the ramp for the designer.

Act 1’s second show belonged to the debut collection of young designer Zonia. Her menswear and womenswear collection was titled “Aurora Luminescence – The Glowing Murk” which was inspired by an amalgamation of two tremendous natural wonders to achieve a manmade termination in the form of experimental garments, which are a concoction of colour inspiration from Aurora waves and the silhouettes are attained by focusing on bioluminescent mushrooms which are ruffled, frill yet composed. The attributes of all garments differ in light and dark.

The collection utilised unique and unusual fabrics combined with a white luminous fabric which glowed in blue or green focusing mainly on the lustre and drape of the fabric. Garments were without any embroidery but includes soft ruffles, J shaped cut lines, layering and white piping while white trims and white glow in the dark thread. On her debut and design aesthetic the designer said ““I believe in following my own pace, my own instincts and trust that no matter what I will get it right!…my designs are for people who love details, are confident, smart and desirable”

Next on the runway was Karachi-based designer Zaheer Abbas with his womenswear collection for the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week entitled “Myth”. For this collection Abbas had drawn inspiration from elements of art and architecture along with Roman sculptures influenced by ‘wet drapery’, a term used by art historians to describe cloth that appears to cling to the body in animated folds while it reveals the contours of the form beneath. Based in pure chiffon, the collection carried motifs such as pillars, vases and acanthus leaf embroidered in antique gold and copper, creating a true synthesis of inventiveness and practicality.

Zaheer Abbas’ inspirations were driven from East to West and from history to the future. For his second showing at the PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, Abbas went back in time; from classical statuary to modern dresses for his Spring/Summer collection. About his collection the designer said “Through the centuries, art and fashion have achieved their own transformations, Roman sculptures and their drapery is one example that creates a spectacular synthesis for which not many words are needed, the beauty speaks for itself”

Act 2

Opening for Day 1’s Act 2 was the Karachi based designer Nida Azwer with her womenswear collection for PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week entitled “Foliaceous” which drew inspiration from the textures and hues that surround her. Based in a flowy silhouette using fabrics such as cottons, linens, silks and organza, the collection marked the designers’ foray into textures where she explored the textures of fresh leaves using traditional techniques such as cutwork accentuated with lace in the earthy tones of green and blue. Speaking about her participation at the week the designer said “Fashion weeks in Pakistan gives everyone the opportunity to collectively showcase their work on a national level. I’m very happy to support it and be a part of it.”

Next on the Karachi runway was the Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design [PIFD] where six students, Farwa Zaheer, Ridah Syed, Rubab Haider, Maryam Jaleel, Asma Iqbal, Komal Afridi, Safa Tariq and Saba Ijaz showcased their indiviual pieces and capsule collections.

The first day’s finale was by designer Akif showcasing his womenswear prêt-à-porter collection for PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week, “Mast Patang”, inspired by the Pakistani kite flying festival of Basant. His collection looked to capture the joyous nature and festivity of the occasion. In this collection he harked back to his childhood memory of congested old Lahore buildings where thousands of colourful kites were being flown from every rooftop.

“Mast Patang” was worked in a variety of fabrics such as velvet, linen, chiffon, viscose and cotton and engaged a vibrant colour palette including yellows, reds and oranges symbolising the rich colours of the kites themselves, along with the colour deep blue, indeed symbolic of the colour of the night in which these kites are flown. The designer presented French styled velvet jackets, jumpsuits inspired from the Far East and striking waistcoats all fused together with traditional Pakistani embroidery to create a collection representing Pakistan and its beautiful culture as manifest within the festival of Basant, to the rest of the world.

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Wig-O-Mania Brand of Hair Products is among the 18 Brands being promoted by UK Trade & Investment into the Indian Sub-continent.

Wigs and hairpieces have become a status symbol. The very fact that all the celebrities endorse using wigs, hairpieces or extensions gives these products celebrity status, hence today every young lady wants them.

It is therefore expanding its shores across this region and Middle East. Its exclusive tie-up includes one with Citruss TV to offer its selective range across 14 Middle East countries and now it is about to do the same with a MNC in India too.

We pride ourselves as Manufacturers and Promoters’ of our own Brand of Hair Pieces without the need of a chain of distributors and middlemen.

Be it necessity wearers or High Fashion individuals – we are able to supply on demand, as and when required.

The latest high end Remy Hair product we have introduced to the market is called Skin Wefts. These are the best alternative todate in terms of semi-permanent extensions that not only eliminates the grueling hours sitting at the hairdressers but also adds value to money spent without the inconvenience as it remains close to your skin.

The reason it is called Skin Weft is because it remains in your hair like as if it is your own skin –  flat and smooth – and hence no more do you feel uncomfortable with the strands and other older types of Hair Extensions.

Another major advantage is that this type of extensions are applied within minutes – so a full head can be completed by your Hair Stylist within maximum 15 minutes. Therefore gone are the days you have to spend 2-3 hours at the salon and pay lots of money for application of your Hair Extensions with the usual extensions.

Our extensions come in 12-13 different colours from the natural black to the blonde.

Hence we would always recommend that as much as you can avoid, one should avoid using strong colouring to it. It is better to buy from the huge range of colours we already offer from 1B i.e Natural Black to 613 i.e. Super Blonde or even colour 60 that is plane blonde.

The extensions come in various sizes from 18” to 24”.

Hence we cater to the need and requirement of every lady that wants to apply such an extension for giving their hair a great volume and length.

These extensions easily last for up to 6 weeks after which your own natural hair would grow and lower the extension. The great news about these extensions is that the hair quality is so fabulous that they can be used over and over again if they are looked after well and the care instructions that come with it are followed to the T. When hair grows,  all you do is return back to your salon and they will remove it with a Removing liquid that we also provide to them and then reapply the extensions with a new set of accessories/tapes that we specially import from the US. Again it is a 15-minute job for you to regain your hair and the volume/length and your beauty.

 

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Press Release for Beauty World Middle East Show on 24 May 2011

WIG-O-MANIA Brand of Hair Products is a UK based company that brings with it a team that boasts of vast wealth of resources in terms of knowledge and experience in all areas related to its business within the Core Management Team.

We pride ourselves as the Manufacturers and Promoters of our own Brand of Wigs and Hair Pieces without the need of a chain of distributors and middlemen. We have advisers in the hair industry who help us keep abreast with the trends, the up-to-date market requirements and demands in quick succession from our manufacturers. Be it necessity wearers or High Fashion individuals – we are able to supply on demand, as and when required.

Wigs and hairpieces have become a status symbol. The very fact that all the celebrities endorse using wigs, hairpieces or extensions gives these products celebrity status, hence today every young lady wants them.

Wig-O-Mania Brand of Hair Products is among the 18 Brands being promoted by UK Trade & Investment into the Indian Sub-continent.

It is therefore expanding its shores across this region and Middle East. Its exclusive tie-up includes one with Citruss TV to offer its selective range across 14 Middle East countries and now it is about to do the same with a MNC in India too.

For the 1st time we have decided to participate at the most important event of its kind in this region – Beauty World Middle East Exhibition. This will be held at the Dubai Trade Centre from 24 May 2011 to 26 May 2011.

We intend to create our Brand awareness and also the opportunity for Corporate’s to see the high-end quality of products we promote – i.e. Wigs, Hair Pieces and Extensions in Remy Human Hair and High Heat Fibre that is as versatile as Human Hair.

The latest high end Remy Hair product we have introduced to the market is called Skin Wefts. These are the best alternative todate in terms of semi-permanent extensions that not only eliminates the grueling hours sitting at the hairdressers but also adds value to money spent without the inconvenience as it remains close to your skin.

We look forward to meeting some exciting people at the show.

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