For many, summertime is already here, which means plenty of time spent outside under the sun.
It is common knowledge that sun protection is extremely important, but, with so many different sunscreens
Make Your Desires Clear
Be honest with your stylist. If you are absolutely certain of what type of look, color, or cut you are going for – say so! Don’t leave your hair to chance. If you aren’t sure what you want, but you know you need a change, make that known and have the stylist you are seeing give show you a few different example styles either from their portfolio – which is preferable, being that it would show their true work – or from a style guide or book. Don’t choose a style you don’t absolutely love, ever. Just because the stylist says it will look great on you, doesn’t mean you will love it. And don’t ever say the dreaded phrase, “I trust you; do what you think looks good.” This is a major no-no! You want to know what you are going to look like when all is said and done; be sure you know what you are getting yourself into before you make the wrong decision. If you say you want a trim, and you end up getting a full on haircut, chances are you will be highly disappointed and upset. Be sure you make your desires known up front, and all will work in your favor.
If you have questions about a service you are interested in, ask lots of questions. Ask whatever questions come to mind, and don’t be afraid to speak up. If you want to know how long a color will last, ask. If you want to know if a color will bring out your eyes, ask. If you want to know if a certain cut would fit your face frame, ask! Don’t be shy or afraid to ask the questions to the answers you seek.
Choose a Master Stylist
When it comes to choosing a stylist, if you don’t already have one, chances are that will be the trickiest part – and often times, the scariest. Working with someone new is often times frustrating, because you don’t want to walk out of the salon hating your look. The best practice in this case is to choose a master stylist who has the experience, credentials, and training to provide the absolute best service to you. These people have years’ worth of training and experience – and are always the best option. Be sure you ask the status of each stylist at the location, and don’t opt for a newbie stylist if you don’t want to trust your precious hair to the hands of luck. A master stylist will of course cost more, but in truth, the experience will far outweigh the cost. Some good questions to ask your stylist are:
This week, Lionesse has been searching all over the globe for the world’s best beauty secrets. While you can find helpful tips just about anywhere, when comes to beauty from the inside out, Japan has stepped out as one of the rising stars. From diet to hair to skin care, Japanese ladies know a thing or two about looking gorgeous the natural way. Here we’ll show you 10 of our favorite beauty secrets from Japan.
Brush Less Often
Japanese women rarely brush their hair. Typically after washing, they’ll use a wide-tooth wooden comb which gently detangles and helps to redistribute the hair’s natural oils.
Drink Green Tea
Green tea has been used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies since the 12th Century. With its many vitamins and minerals, green tea has been shown to have numerous health and beauty benefits. In fact, green tea extract is often used as an ingredient in skin care for its anti-inflammatory properties.
(Gently) Slap on Your Moisturizer
Women in Japan and Korea believe that tapping or patting on your moisturizer stimulates circulation and energizes the skin. Some beauty experts also say that tapping is gentler, because it reduces tugging which can lead to wrinkles and fine lines.
In Japan, women cleanse their face not once, but twice! First they use an oil cleanser to tone and remove makeup; then repeat a second time with a foaming cleanser to refresh, purify and remove residual oil. This practice is centuries old, originating from a time when paint-like makeup was very difficult to remove.
Seaweed is a staple in Japanese cuisine. With its many health and beauty benefits, you may want to consider making a staple in your diet as well. It’s a great source of nutrients, improves heart health, and aids in digestion. Seaweed is also widely used in skin care for its anti-aging properties.
Shave Your Face?
Yep, believe it or not, the practice known as dermaplaning is huge in Japan. Besides providing you with a fuzz-free complexion, dermaplaning is also used in the U.S to treat scarring, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. And don’t worry: it’s a myth that shaving makes your facial grow back thicker and darker.
Avoid the Sun
Japanese women go to great lengths to protect their skin from the sun. In addition to daily application of sun screen, they also wear hats, protective clothing, and carry parasols. By taking care to limit your exposure to the sun, you’ll reduce your risk of premature aging and skin cancer.
Curl Those Lashes
Curling your eyelashes is one of the easiest ways to make them look longer. It can also make your eyes look more open. If your eyelashes stick straight out, try curling them from the middle and walking the curler out to the ends.
Use Camellia Oil
Camellia Oil is packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids that are great for hair. Try massaging some into your scalp after you shampoo to promote hair growth.
Discover “Mie-nai Oshareh”
Mie-nai Oshareh is translated to mean “unseen” or “hidden beauty”. This Japanese concept stems from the belief that beauty doesn’t need to be displayed to be appreciated. Remember that beauty comes from within and to be beautiful not just for others, but also for yourself.
Ideas for your Face
There are just so many ideas to choose from when it comes to your face. The best one is to wear white face paint all over your face. Follow this up with painted hearts, flowers and other decorative designs across your forehead and cheeks. Use sequins, rhinestones and glitter to glam up your looks and shade in your cheeks to give your face a hot and sexy skull shape.
Ideas for your Nose
Create the perfect looking “skull nose” by painting the tip of your nose black.
Ideas for your Eyes
Make your eyes look unique by tracing the hollows of your eyes and adding flower petals around the outline. To this all you need to do is to feel for your orbital bone and follow the infographic.
Ideas for your Lips
Use a black eyeliner to draw lines from the corners of your mouth all the way to your ears. Paint your lips white and draw vertical lines over them to make them look like teeth.
Ideas for your Hair
When doing something different with your hair, make sure that you stand out. One unique way of looking different is to wear a flower crown. You can also wear a single rose behind your ear to add a level of “sexiness” to the way you look.
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Have no fear, ladies – there are some foolproof hairstyles you can implement for picture day that will look fantastic, timeless, and classy – none of which require too much skill or time.
Wearing your hair down and straight is a timeless classic that is sure to look fantastic on picture day. The smoother and shinier, the better it will appear in the photo. When straightening your hair, it is recommended that you do the straightening a day prior to having the pictures done, and therefore your hair will be smoother, less frizzy, and flatter as well. Also, it will save you time to focus on other things the day of the photo shoot, like makeup and what outfit you’re going to wear. The recommended style when wearing your hair straight for pictures is some in front of one of your shoulders, and some in back for longer hair.
From classical French braids, to waterfall braids, to four strand braids and much more – there are so many different options when choosing to incorporate a braid into your picture day look. A simple search on the internet can provide you with myriad different style options for braids, and some will even provide detailed instructions as to how you can achieve the look. Braids always look fantastic in photographs. It is recommended that you choose a style which sits somewhat on the side of your head as to showcase it in the picture, and choose appropriate clothing that won’t hide your hairstyle, like long collared shirts or jackets.
Waves or curls are easy to achieve and happen to look gorgeous in professional photography. Whether you use hot rollers, a curling wand, a curling iron, or have naturally curly or wavy hair – you can never go wrong with this style. Play up the curls by adding some curl crème’ and some shine spray to illuminate the definition between each curl. Wear a soft looking sweater or shirt to accent the softness of the curls and give the curls a soft feel through the imagery of the picture.
A bun is a classy, simple way to get your hair off your shoulders and out of your face, and give you room to have the camera focus in on your face rather than your hair. Maybe you’re having a really bad hair day – and that’s okay. Buns are always a perfect rescue for your hair, and nobody would be the wiser. Wear the bun high, medium, or low – whichever style tickles your fancy. Be sure to give your head a slight tilt during picture time to show off your gorgeous bun. There are bun creating kits available in stores which allow you to create the perfect bun in a snap. You could even dress your bun up with special decorative hair pins or hair jewelry. The end result is up to you!
Fast Fix for Great Results
There are many ways in which one could wear their hair on picture day. While the available styles are endless, there are just a few of the quick fix ideas you could incorporate to look fabulous, and end up with great results.