Fall 2010 is buzzing with a variety of trends and styles that can work with all hair types and lifestyles. To me, the best part about these hairstyles are their simplicity. With under ten items, most of which you already have at home, you can achieve these three easy chic looks.
1. Blow Dryer
- Any type will really do, however if you're not going to use it often I suggest sticking with a tried and true brand at an affordable price. Test out Bedhead's Ionic Pink Hair Dryer for $29.99! It has a five star rating on Ulta.com and promises to "fight the frizz and give massive shine to your hair."
- There are a ton of varieties and brands to choose from. If you don't already own a curling iron with a relatively small barrel, I suggest trying out Conair's Satin Smooth 1" Curling Iron for $17.99. This is a ceramic/non stick curling iron that will keep your hair smooth. It also heats up in 30 seconds; a definite plus for the girl on the go.
- Most girls with fine hair already have a few bottles of these stashed away. Even if you do have full bodied hair, a volume mousse will streamline your already luscious locks. I really like TRESemme 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse for $4.74. This light weight formula packs a huge punch! It also helps to give your hair that much needed lift, but without leaving your tresses at all greasy.
- It's so important to be kind to your hair, and adding heat is not so kind. However, you can avoid most major damage by first using a heat protection spray. There are a lot of different kinds out there to choose from. I've been loving Pantene Fine Hair Heat Protection & Shine Spray for $7.15. I really like using this because it is tailored to my hair type. They have a few different choices, so that you too can purchase the correct heat spray for your hair type.
- Most great hair styles end with a bit of it, so I'm sure no one is shocked that it has made my list. Some people shy away from hairsprays because they feel that the spray makes their hair too hard, and it looks more like a helmet than a "moving piece of art" (I heard that line somewhere to describe fabulous hair). Dove's Extra Hold Hairspray for $4.62 may change your mind. This formula keeps my hair extremely soft and bouncy, while helping me to maintain the style that I'm going for.
- At the very least I'm sure you have these two items lying around your bathroom. Any brand will do, however try to stick with ponytail holders that do not have a metal band. This band will tug and damage/rip your hair. If you're looking for a new brand, try out Scunci No Damage Elastics for $3.69; they are affordable and comfortable.
Onto the Fall 2010 Hairstyle Trends...
- Use a heat protectant and volumizing mousse to first give your hair a great blow out.
- Use hairspray to tame down any fly-aways and begin to brush your hair back. The hairspray will also add a nice shine to your hair.
- Begin gathering your hair into the ponytail right below the crown. If you'd like, tease a portion of crown for added height and then secure it with a ponytail holder.
- Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the holder. This will recreate a polished look.
And the last of my three favorites is the simple 70's straight and chic. This look creates bounce, sophistication, and can be worn for a variety of occasions.
- After you've added volumizing mousse and heat protectant, begin blow drying your hair with your head flipped over.
- Once your hair is almost dry, use a large roll brush (or even a paddle brush) and concentrate on your crown by breaking it up into five sections.
- Sparingly use some hair spray to tame fly-aways and add a little extra shine.
And there you have it! What to buy and how to create Three Easy Retro-Inspired Fall 2010 Hair Trends!
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