Whatever your 4th of July plans may be you will need a hairstyle that will get you through the festivities without a lot of fuss. If you are hitting the beach or a backyard BBQ, you want effortless, no muss hair so that you have more time to enjoy the day. Visit your local hair salon before the holiday begins to get your hair in top shape. Once you’ve had your cut and color, check out these cool ideas to keep your hair low maintenance all day long.
Half hair twist
Keep your bangs out of your face with this half hair twist. Perfect for long and medium length hair. Pull pieces of hair from both sides of your head, twist and hold in place with a barrette or hair tie.
Messy half bun
This simple and quick hairstyle is a great pick-me-up for those on the go this holiday weekend. Pull pieces from both sides of the side of your head and twist into a bun. You can either bring the bun to the top of your head or leave it in the back. Secure with bobby pins.
Short side French braid
Soft waves up the cool factor for this relaxed side French braid. Start a French braid on the side of your head. This works on long or short hair and looks so American and bohemian!
Partial crown braid
Starting at the top of your head, start two braids on either side of your part. Bring them together at the end and secure with a hair tie or barrette.
This ponytail will take you from the beach to barbecue to fireworks with no effort!
Grab hair into a low ponytail and twist it into a knot. Secure it with a hair tie. For a fabulous 4th of July look, use red, white and blue ribbon!
This style is great for those of us whose shorter layers fall out of a conventional low bun. The braid holds loose strands in place while keeping a cool-girl vibe. Create a French braid in the back of your head, right down the middle. Take the remaining hair on either side and tie it into a low ponytail.
Create a low bun and wrap ribbon throughout it. This would look perfect with red, white, and blue ribbon wrapped through it!
There are so many styles you can create that will be perfect for the upcoming festivities no matter what it is you are doing. Dress them up or down, as long as your hair is healthy and strong, your hair will look great in any style!
When it comes to men’s haircuts and grooming, currently the trends are all about freshening up, blowing out the cobwebs and looking for the very best version of yourself. There is something for everyone and your hair salon has all the secrets.
The return of the mustache
The big news in facial hair is that the beard is going by the wayside. Now is the age of the clean-shaven chin. The good news if you are a fan of facial hair is that the mustache is returning. On the right face, a mustache can add balance and create a pleasing aesthetic counterpoint to the eyebrows. Even more, a mustache can work wonders at softening more dominant jawlines.
If you are shaving your face on a regular basis, you want a fresh razor every time to reduce shaving rash or nicks. This is the generation of razor subscription services. Some services worth checking out include Dollar Shave Club, Gillette’s Shave Club and Harry’s.
Length of hair
If you’re not getting a buzz cut, you should be growing your hair out. Just be sure to keep your hair in good condition and to have it trimmed regularly. Scruffy, bed head hair is definitely not the look you want to be going for if your hair is long.
The key to getting a buzz cut right is to get better acquainted with your head shape. If you are a little long in the jaw the style probably won’t suit you as it works best on square and round heads. Many men buzz their hair for different reasons. Some may be losing their hair; others just like the feel of a clean-shaven head. Whatever your reason is, ask your hairstylist for their honest opinion before you shave it off. And for best results, have your hairstylist do it for you.
Go for a proper consultation with a qualified dermatologist. The benefit of this is that they will cut through the grooming nonsense, provide you with accurate facts about your skin and suggest corrective treatments that will actually work.
Tanning (yes tanning)
This year looking sun-kissed is all about subtlety and safely. So forget the tanning beds and going to the beach, there’s a new generation of tanning products which are designed to give you a subtle glow like you’ve spent an afternoon in the fields or after you’ve had a light jog.
Sheet masks may make you look funny for a moment but they are quite possibly the most effective tools in your grooming arsenal. The product that is embedded into each sheet is allowed to seep slowly into the skin over a ten to fifteen minute period and is prevented from drying on the skin due to limited exposure to air. Try a mask and see what it can do for your skin.
For proper grooming and the best techniques, visit Legends Salon of Hillsborough and get pampered!