Archive for June, 2009

Hair that makes you look younger!

Monday, June 29th, 2009

What woman doesn’t want to look younger? I haven’t met one yet. And the good news is there are lots of ways to do so, just by using your hair. Here are just a few for you to try:

Short Hair: Hair that is between chin and shoulder length is youthful. The length is flattering on most everyone. And it provides lots of options for styling, with out being high maintenance.

Bangs: Go for side swept bangs. They hide lines and wrinkles on the forehead. Plus, its a magic trick! Side swept bangs take a few pounds off the face.

Shiny: Keep your hair shiny by keeping it in good condition, using conditioner, or a shine serum works wonders for adding a glistening glow to your locks. Shiny hair is healthy hair and healthy hair is youthful.

Layers: When one imagines a youthful girl they usually see her with bouncy hair. To achieve this bouncy look, go for soft layers.Plus, hair that moves is a distraction from other imperfections.

Highlights: Pick colored highlights that accent your hair. and make people focus on it, rather then things you don’t want them to focus on.

The key is to find hair styles that accentuate your best features and hide your flaws. And dont over do it. Trying to look too young often works in the opposite dicrection. Leaving he woman looking older then she really is. For more information go to: http://www.bestsyndication.com/?q=node/31592

A Social Experiment

Friday, June 26th, 2009

The question: Do men prefer curly hair or straight hair on a woman?

The experiment: A series of tests to determine if men prefer one style over the other.

The researcher: Teri Evans

Teri set out on a social experiment to determine if more men were attracted to her natural curls or flat ironed straight locks.

The first test: Online dating profiles. Teri Set up two profiles, exactly the same in every way. Except for one thing, her picture. In one profile she displays a picture of herself with straightened hair. And in the other profile, curly hair.

The result:

  • The straight profile was viewed 1,606 times for the month, while the curly one received 1,063 views during the month it was posted.
  • The flat-ironed look got 181 emails, compared to 60 emails for the curly profile.
  • On the flirtatious side, the stick-straight profile received 120 winks, while curly locks caught 60 winks.

The winner: Without meeting face to face, most men preferred straight hair.

The Second Test: To date some of the men she met from her online profiles. Teri decided she would best be able to read the men if she threw them off at first. She decided to show up as the opposite of what they expected. If they reached out to her straight profile, She would meet them as a curly, and vice versa.

The result: Most of the men seemed surprised by her unexpected hair. But when Teri asked about it most men said hair doesn’t matter either way.

And perhaps it doesn’t. But one thing that matters for sure was the hidden factor, her confidence. Teri noticed that the dates went much more smoothly when she showed up smiling and confident. As apposed to the dates when she was nervous about their reactions.  So whether you prefer to go curly or straight, what it most important is what you bring from the inside.

To read more about her dates go to: http://www.divinecaroline.com/24138/41884-curly-vs–straight–which-do/5

When you’re gonna rob someone…

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Breaking into a house is a serious offense. If you’re going to be stupid enough to try to rob someone, at least be smart enough to wear a hat or dye your hair afterward.

Eduardo Lazcano allegedly broke into a house at about 2 am on Tuesday. Luckily a resident spotted him as he fled with a camera and computer equipment. And was able to give police a very detailed description, including his firecracker hair.

Eduardo was arrested shortly after and charged with second degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny. Perhaps all that dye effected his brain and his ability to think.

http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2009/June09/18/Lazcano_arr-18Jun09.html

30,000 Donations

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

It seems that all countries have their own ways of paying for road improvements. While America, and most others, take money from our paychecks to fund the rebuilding of our cities, Burma takes donations. Donations of hair that is. Specifically the central city of Mandalay.

Monks have been overseeing the donation of the hair of close the to 30,000 women, some as long as 4 feet. The donations are in an effort to make money to repair the roads and build new bridges surrounding the Alaungdaw Kathapha pagoda. [The pilgrimage site said to contain the remains of Buddha's disciples.] As of now, access to the pagoda is very limited. As some sections can only be reached by foot or by elephant.

One part of the repaired roads will be called “Shwe Hsan Nwe bridge,” or “Bridge of Golden Tresses”.

For more information go to: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/5597590/Thousands-donate-hair-to-fix-pagoda-road-in-remote-Burma.html

Tips to healthy summer hair

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

We all know that summer is a time of fun and adventure. And whether you spend your days lying in the pool or out in the sun, these adventures come with some harsh elements. But with the right hair care, you don’t have to worry about starting the fall season with destroyed hair.

Here are a few tips to help protect your locks over the next few months:

Chlorine: Depending on the type of hair you have, chlorine behaves differently on different colors. Blondes tend to start looking a little green. And brunettes can often feel the slimy chemicals in their hair. There are many products out there to help with the effects of a pool. One is Malibu swimmers after-swim solution. Or you can use their swimmers shampoo to help fight chlorine buildup.

Sun: Sitting in the sun all day can do much damage to healthy hair. But this damage can be avoided by applying a leave in conditioner while you are sitting outside. The conditioner will act as a barrier between your hair and the sun. Paul Mitchell Color Care line has a lot of good options, which are like sunscreen for your hair. Whatever you pick just make sure it says “UV” on it.

Water: Wet your hair in clean water first, before diving into the pool. Our hair absorbs water. If your hair is already wet, it can’t absorb the chlorine water. Also be sure to rinse after you get out of the pool.

Skin: We all know to layer the sun block on our faces and arms… but what about our hair. If your hair is in a braid, or if you have very thin hair, part of your scalp can be showing. Make sure you sunscreen these areas too.

For more information go to: http://www.abc15.com/content/style/beauty/story/4-ways-to-protect-hair-from-sun-chlorine-this/27fIdup_nEasWqj5fhStGw.cspx

Fathers Day Hair Cuts

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Do to the recent economic situation it seems you can find all kinds of freebies, if you look in the right places.

And with Father’s Day coming up whats better then a free hair cut for dad? Reamir & Co. is offering free hair cuts to dad who have lost their jobs due to the economic Recession. Not only will dads be looking good, but a new hairdo will perhaps enhance their chances of finding a new job quickly.

June 16th-17th Will be the day for free hair cuts. And June 18th-20th Free products [values at over $37] will be given away to dads who have recently lost their jobs.

*Dads will need to have proof of job loss to be eligible.

If you don’t happen to live in NYC, where Reamir & Co. is located, then be sure to search your area for other freebies. I bet you will be surprised at how many offers you find!

For more information on this deal go to: http://www.examiner.com/x-6945-NY-Beauty-Trends-Examiner~y2009m6d9-Free-Haircuts–Grooming-Products-For-Fathers-That-Have-Lost-Their-Jobs

http://www.reamir.com/

Twilight Hair

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

It seems to have become quite typical that when a celebrity suddenly chops their long locks off we all assume she is pulling a Britney and has gone mad. But in Kristen Stewart’s case, the decision to cut was a smart one.  Stewart, known best from the Twilight series, is set to play Joan Jett, in The Runaways.

But cutting her hair for the role is just the beginning. Kristen has also been having vocal lessons, practicing her guitar skills, and hanging out with Joan Jett herself, who is to be the films executive producer. Kristen admits they even spent New Years together, “I spent, like hours, just talking to her.”

And who will play Cherie Currie you’re wondering? Miss Dakota Fanning of course. Who also co-stared in New Moon with Kristen Stewart.

For more information go to: http://www.examiner.com/x-1780-NY-Celebrity-Sightings-Examiner~y2009m6d9-Kristen-Stewart-chops-off-her-hair-to-play-Joan-Jett

Big Donation

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

In efforts to get his students’ attention, a teacher in Crystal Mn put himself on the line. He challenged his students that if 4,000 dollars could be raised, he would cut off his hair. Hair that reached the middle of his back and hadn’t been cut in 30 years! Its a big cut and a big change. But it’s for a big cause.

Megan Nurnberger, a 6th grader at the school, was diagnosed with Leukemia least year. And it was while she was trying to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, that Mr. Wright came up with the hair challenge.

Well, the students were so motivated to see Mr. Wright without his hair that they ended up raising more than 5,500 dollars! And the students chanted “Shave his head!” as Megan got to cut off the teachers ponytail!

It is stories like these that should remind us that we can all make a difference and help a little, if only we use our heads. And our hair!

For more information go to: http://www.kbmt12.com/news/local/47149522.html

Keeping Hair While Fighting Cancer

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Researchers claim to have found a way to treat cancer, that doesn’t cause patients to loose their hair. The treatment, which is led by Queensland University, involves shutting down cancer causing genes in tumor cells, without killing healthy tissue. It’s a technology which can inactivate individual genes. The team has observed an average of 70% reduction in tumor size, on a cervical cancer mouse.

This is big news in the development of cancer cures. Up until now, patients have relied on surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. And while millions have benefited from these treatments, they also underwent many challenging side effects, including incredible sickness and substantial hair loss.

To package these treatments safely is a complex process. The drugs currently have to be packaged in lipid rich carriers because they are unstable in room temperature. So clearly there is still much to learn and perfect in this process. But the researchers are so excited about their findings and what this will mean for future cancer patients.

To learn more go to: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Health–Science/Cancer-drug-that-wont-cause-hair-loss/articleshow/4620075.cms

The New Finger Trend

Thursday, June 4th, 2009


We have a new beauty treatment on our hands. Literally. It’s called Minx Nails. Rather than using liquid polish to color your nails, Minx nails uses solid nail coating type stickers. They are heated and then applied to your nail, and last roughly 4 weeks. And the main appeal for this over liquid polish… no chipping! The process is quite simple really:

1. Pick your color

2. Place Minx under heat lamp to make flexible.

3. Re size to fit your nail shape.

4. Use heat lamp to shrink-wrap the Minx covering

5. File to remove excess film.

6. Enjoy!

To learn more about this product go to: http://minxnails.com/