Sunday, February 6, 2011

2011 Hair Trend Tip

The key in 2011 to rocking short hair is a radiant hair color. By radiant I don't necessarily mean off the wall colors like lime green or purple (no offense to those that rock those colors), but highlights and reds are in this year. Although, being able to rock the rainbow colors takes some confidence and attitude...

Rocking hues of reds 
rocking hues of the rainbow on the runway

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 1: Short and curly

America's Next Top Model winner Eva Pigford is the queen of short and curly styles. A lot of people would love to rock this classy style, but they feel like they don't have the right hair. I can be the first to tell you that my hair is nothing like Eva's and I can pull it off. Here is my first how to, to creating those effortless curls...

Step 1: Wash your hair while you're in the shower. Stand with your back to the nozzle. This is important because if you wash your hair in the sink or facing the nozzle that's the way your hair is going to flow. We want those curls flowing backwards.

Step 2: Apply conditioner and comb it through with a wide tooth comb. Let the conditioner sit in for about 5-10 minutes. before rinsing it out. For best result use a plastic cap.

Step 3: Towel blot your hair dry by putting your hair in the towel and squeezing. It should feel like you're grabbing your hair (almost like you pull someone's hair out). Make sure all hair is going backwards.

Step 4: Apply a leave-in conditioner. Leave-in conditioners help protect your hair and creates a curl. Do not comb it through.

Step 5: It might not look promising at this point, but stick with it. Continue to scrunch your hair in your fist as it dries. When you start to see the curl pattern you desire spray some holding spray to lock those curls. Continue this step until your whole head is to your liking. Make sure the curls are even all the way across your head.

Step 6: Use the blow dryer on low/cool to help dry the holding spray faster. If the curls are too close to your head, use a wide tooth comb at the base of your curls and gently lift the curls to your desired height. Spray a little holding spray to hold that height and you are finished.

Here is my go at it...

I hope you were successful!! Signing out...amERICAnhair


Welcome Everyone!! I would like to take this time to thank you all for taking this journey with me. I have always been told that I am pretty crafty when it comes to my hair styles. I'm always asked how I created certain styles and what my inspirations are. I figured blogging will be my outlet to share my talents. I will go as far as to explain the everyday hair styles as well as the high fashion hair styles. There will be no limits here! Feel free to give me your advice as well as request on this journey! Thank you once again and here we go...