Showing posts with label Hair Trends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hair Trends. Show all posts

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Hairstyling Do’s and Don’ts for Your Face Shape



Have you ever perused through a magazine and stumbled across a hairstyle that looks absolutely stunning? And then decided that is THE cut for you? And then cried your eyes out after the stylist gave you the precise cut that you requested? Of course you have – we all have! Before you blame the stylist, (with the exception of a woman that we’ll refer to as Edwina Scissorhands), you need to understand that educating yourself is a good way to get the haircut and hairstyle that looks good on you. 

Consider this, you know your body type and take that into account when shopping. Why? Because you know that certain materials and styles aren’t flattering for your body type. The same rule goes for getting the most flattering cut for you. Your face shape plays a big role in choosing the best a hair cut! Here are tips for determining your face shape, and how to highlight your features accordingly.

Face Shape Analysis: Pull your hair away from your face into a ponytail. Then, standing in front of a mirror look at the width of your forehead, cheeks and jaw. Match your dimensions to the below.




Round: Forehead, cheeks and jaw are the same width, without a pronounced jaw line.

  • Do - Elongate a round face with a lengthening cut and sharp angles.
  • Do - Even out your proportions and slim cheeks with layers that start at least two inches below the jaw.
  • Don’t - Cut blunt fringe (bangs) that mimics the roundness of the face.





Triangle: Forehead width is narrower than jaw width.

  • Do - Soften this bold shape by cutting layers fuller through the top and taper towards the jaw.
  • Do - Backcomb hair near the roots to achieve volume if you have fine hair.
  • Don’t - Cut a blunt bob ending near the jaw line, it will accentuate jaw width.




Square: Four widest points on the face are the outer corners of the forehead and jaw. These points are parallel.

  • Do - Tone down sharp angles by cutting layers or fringe that start near the eyes/cheekbone and cascade downward.
  • Do - Work a trendy, short lob with a few layers to slim down the jaw.
  • Don’t - Blunt layers at the jaw line or forehead, which widen and square off the face.




Diamond: Cheekbones are the most dominant feature, while forehead and jaw are narrower.

  • Do - Create the illusion of more proportion by cutting layers that stop near the jaw, which adds width and dimension.
  • Do - Add balance by cutting shorter bangs to bring the eye to the forehead.
  • Don’t - Cut soft, cascading fringe that lands near the cheekbone, bringing the eye to that feature.



Monday, December 10, 2018

Holiday Hair Exclusive With Celebrity Stylist Julien Farel


Studying under Jacques Dessange in France, collaborating with Frederic Fekkai, launching his own salons and haircare line, Julien Farel’s 30-year career has been far from dull! So when The Makeup Examiner landed the opportunity to have Julien create a sophisticated, effortlessly chic, 5-minute holiday hairstyle for our readers, we were honored and well, um … dancing in the streets!

Julien Farel spent 10 years with Dessange, prior to being recruited to run the training of Team Fekkai in both New York and Los Angeles. In 2001, Julien opened the first Julien Farel Salon in New York City, and has since opened salons in Miami and Cabo San Lucas. With A-list clients including Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow, Richard Gere, and Rafael Nadal; Julien is one of the most prominent hairstylists in the world and the Julien Farel Anti-aging Haircare line has become one of the most coveted products lines by celebrities and beautynistas alike. So, are you ready for the Julien Farel 5-minute holiday look?

Julien Farel 5-Minute Holiday Hairstyle:

Inspiration: “Dancer” style bun from the runways
Style Time: 5 minutes
Materials: Hairpins, comb, hairspray, Julien Farel Anti-aging Haircare products as listed below

The key to jumpstart the styling process of this stunning holiday look begins with Restore ($33). It’s the first of its kind cleanse-treat-condition formula that replaces shampoo and conditioner on the day you use it. Quite frankly, as we go into the colder months Restore is going to be Team TME's best friend and you can view a Restore Tutorial of JF Products for perfect application and use.

  • Evenly distribute a small amount of Julien Farel Anti-Aging Inflate Styling Balm to create volume and fullness. Blow-dry hair until thoroughly dry.
  • Tousle hair with fingers and then part in the middle.
  • Tease at the top. Use hairspray.
  • Smooth the result with styling balm while still maintaining the rounded volume.
  • With both hands, create a low and loose “dancer” style bun. Secure with hairpins.
PRO TIP: Do not tighten the updo; the locks in the front should cover the ears.



There you have it! A simple style that is so elegant. Visit Julien Farel for salon information, more styling tips and the luscious Julien Farel Hair Care line! 


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Scoop On Styling A New Pixie Cut


In spite of the humidity that we’ve been experiencing, Summer 2018 doesn’t have to mean bad hair days. Summer and it’s humid temperatures bring thoughts of shorter and possibly simpler 'dos for our hair. A few members of Team TME have certainly had those thoughts floating through our heads for the past few weeks and we know that we aren’t the only ones. But there is somewhat of a misconception regarding short hair. Mainly that a short style, like the Pixie, is going to be a "one note" look. So not true! 

Some of our favorite celebrities, including Katy Perry, Kate Mara and Lily Collins, have tried the Pixie -- each with a super stylish twist. We think that everyone can agree that these ladies look stunning, but rest assured if you decide to go this route you need the scoop on the best ways to style this sexy cut. Turning to our friend, Redken Grooming Expert and Cutler Stylist Jenny Balding, Jenny shared a few of her favorite (and easy) ways to style the Pixie cut. 

Jenny’s first bit of advice, “With short cuts, you need to create attitude, whether it’s rock-and-roll or romantic.”  This is our personal philosophy of life, but oh-so-true with this specific hairdo. Jenny has shared three amazing looks and the simple ways to achieve them using Redken stylers.




The Forward Sweep
  1. Mist Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer onto damp hair and comb through.
  2. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel evenly throughout hair.
  3. To direct hair forward, blow-dry using your fingers in a side-to-side sweeping motion for tousled texture. Once hair is dry, take random pieces and flatiron for additional dimension.
  4. To enhance texture and definition, reapply a small amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel, and work into a chic, forward sweep.
  5. Finish with a mist of Redken wax blast 10 high-impact finishing spray-wax for instant undone texture.
  6. The next day, mist Redken pillow proof blow dry two-day extender all over to refresh the style.




The Sleek Pixie
  1. Mist Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer onto damp hair and comb through.
  2. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel evenly throughout hair.
  3. Create a deep side part, then use a fine-tooth comb to blow-dry hair as smooth as possible in the direction you want it to lay.
  4. Once hair is dry, flatiron to smooth out any kinks.
  5. For added sleekness, reapply a small amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel and comb through to distribute. Position the fringe across the forehead and finesse the shape as needed, tucking any longer pieces behind the ears.
  6. Finish with a thorough mist of Redken quick dry 18 instant finishing spray for shine and long-lasting control.




Glam Volume
  1. Mist Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer onto damp hair and comb through.
  2. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel evenly throughout hair. To maintain natural texture, blow-dry hair using your fingers, lifting sections as you dry to add volume.
  3. After hair is completely dry, use a 1” curling iron to randomly curl sections downward. Take small sections and alternate directions to create dimension
  4. Emulsify 2 – 4 pumps of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel in your palms and run your hands through the hair, using your fingertips to gently lift and shape the front layers into an upward direction.
  5. Finish with a mist of Redken control addict 28 extra high-hold hairspray for maximum control.
  6. The next day, mist Redken pillow proof blow dry two-day extender all over, using your fingers to refresh the texture.

You don’t have to be afraid that a shorter style is only going to offer you one look. As you can see, one cut ... three different stunning styles!



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Easy Holiday Hair Looks With Lisa Richards and RPZL


The holiday season is upon us and we’re all going to be busier then ever. From office parties to social gatherings, making the mad dash from one party to the next and doing so in style isn’t easy. Who wants to show up at their boss’s cocktail party looking disheveled? Perhaps you would never have thought about using RPZL Hair Extensions, but read on for the lovely looks for the holidays from RPZL co-founder Lisa Richards, that you can do yourself, and you will rethink the entire hair extensions issue!



Romantic Curls - Curls are such a classic holiday hair look that anyone can rock. You can go for a bouncy curl or a loose wave simply by choosing the right curling iron. We recommend starting with day old hair.  Unwashed hair holds style way better than freshly washed hair. If you are starting with wet hair, apply mousse and blowdry the hair with a medium size brush to create volume and body. If you are starting with dry hair, take your hair dryer, flip your head upside-down and “dry” it for a few minutes after applying dry shampoo to the roots to create that extra volume.

  • Step One: You must section off your hair so you don’t miss any spots!  We recommend dividing hair into three layers and then curl about 1-2 inch sections at a time. When curling your hair, you want to hold your curling iron kind of upside-down. The curling iron should wrap in the same direction of your hair, not against it.  But you want to curl it away from your face and not toward it.  
  • Step Two: Start curling your hair from the back and work your way up to the front. Don’t touch your curls yet.  Spray them using R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hairspray and let them cool. Take your time! Work your way through your sections and keep curling away from your face.
  • Step Three: Do your makeup in order to let your hair cool.  Then flip your head over and hairspray away using our favorite R+Co Vicious Strong Hold Hairspray. When you flip your head back over, feel free to break up some of the curls with your fingers and do a light layer of hairspray on top. Don’t touch it too much though, or those curls will fall.  But your hair should stay pretty BIG all day!



Glam Ponytail - Use RPZL’s Pony In an Instant for a low maintenance hairstyle if you’re hosting a holiday event. It keeps the hair up and away from your face in an elegant way and can easily be accessorized. Begin with unwashed hair.  While you can wear a ponytail with freshly-washed locks, this style is great for second or third day hair, even if you’re aiming to create our gorgeous girl sleek and chic ponytail look.  You’ll have fewer fly-aways, and the natural oils that come from not washing your hair help with hold and give you shine.

  • Step One: Create a part down the middle using the end of a tailtooth comb. Begin brushing hair with a small amount of hair gel to give a sleek look. Gather hair loosely at the nape. Secure the pony with an elastic while keeping 1-inch section of hair free.
  • Step Two Wrap the loose part around the elastic. Secure the ends with a hairpin. Run a flatiron down the length of the pony, bending the ends gently under. Use finishing spray to smooth out fly-aways and help secure the style.
  • Pro Tip: An easier solution - Purchase RPZL’s new customized Pony clip-in extensions and all you need to do is wrap and secure it to get the perfect pony look in an instant (adding length and volume too!).



Elegant Updo - Twisted updos with a side part and loose hair framing the face add a romantic touch to any holiday style. This hairdo requires extra length and volume, which can easily be achieved with RPZL Clip-In Extensions.

  • Step One: Spray damp hair with R+Co Rockaway Salt Spray for texture. Then, twist random sections of your hair into knots, secure each with a metal duckbill clip, and blow dry. Unravel them after a few minutes for perfectly rumpled waves.
  • Step Two:  Now for the chignon … Section off your bang area and gather the rest of your hair into a loose bun on the side of your head. Secure the ends with hairpins. Then tease the bang section at the root and use your fingers to incorporate them (leaving a few strands out) into the rest of your hair. Secure with bobby pins.
Please note that all looks were created using RPZL clip in extensions, which are available online at RPZL and at the RPZL Salon.