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The Latest Hairstyle Fashion and Beauty

As Jonathon of the hit new series Blowout says your hair will make you or break you. No where is this more true then on the red carpet. Sport a great dress or outfit and hair and you will be on the cover of nearly every magazine. Sport a bad hairstyle and be on People’s magazine list of worst dressed and red carpet tragedies. This is why most celebrities have celebrity hairstylists and pay thousands for a cut and style. Some even fly their stylist with them everywhere they go as part of their entourage. A great hairstyle and beauty treatment has become as important, if not more so than the elegant and very expensive designer dresses and outfits. The question is what are the current hot hairstyle and beauty trends being sported on the red carpet? Some are old time favorites, and others are quite surprising.

1) The summer classic up-do is a hot item as it shows off sexy necks and jewelry (like necklaces and earrings) well. Demi Moore wore it well in the hit movie An officer and a Gentleman. Gweneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz are almost always seen with this hairstyle. It is classy and elegant when done right. It works best with normal, medium length hair and light makeup and jewelry. Heavy, big jewelry is out, sheek, pure elegance and beauty are in with this style.

2) The shaggy and layered hairstyle. According to Allure magazine, this is the one hairstyle and fashion trend that can make anyone look good and it will work on just about everyone, regardless of face shape. Basically this hairstyle will add volume to your hair and creates a frame for your face. Heidi Klum wore it well during an episode of her hit show Runway. Several stars like Drew Barrymore and Kate Winslet have been seen sporting this do. This is yet another low makeup and easy maintenance hairstyle. Simplicity is key here so light jewelry works best. A simple leather strap necklace and pendant will work wonders. This hairstyle has been also referred to as sexy bed head, or the after sex do.

3) Long, sexy waves. Perms are out, but the secret fashion trend in the hottest salons is salt spraying. Don’t wash the hair everyday as dirty hair is easier to manage. Get the hair damp and use salt water in a spray to bring out the wavy curls. According to the salons, everyone’s hair has some natural waves and patterns and this will bring this out and magnify it. Don’t think its hot, just look at the sexiest vixens of the red carpet like Jessica Alba and Shakira. They wear this style very well. Again, simplicity is key, no heavy makeup and light jewelry work best. Again a simple black or brown leather strap necklace with a simple locket or amulet adds mystery and will make it that much hotter. So skip the perm and first try spritzing sea salt on damp hair, scrunching hair & letting air dry. Since most hair has some sort of natural wave, the sea salt will bring it out.

4) The bullet. This is the latest fashion trend transformed offspring of the 80’s mullet and fullet with a dominant and forceful business touch. It’s the short female business do and is popular with very dominant women. It’s a short hairstyle that shows the world you are a female and are in control. You will find it on Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Ellen Degeneres, and Rosie O’Donnell. It is believed to have been first worn by Prince back in the early 80’s on his Purple Rain tour.

History of Leggings in the Fashion

Leggings have been worn for many centuries by both men and women. Recent times have however seen them remain fashion attire for just ladies and no longer men. Though some wear them to look fashionable, they also help protect the skin by keeping it warm. Leggings were also used to protect one form getting bitten by insects or animals like ticks. Originally, they were worn in Scotland during the 14th Century all the way to the 16th Centuries. Back then, they were designed as two separate parts for each leg. As they spread to other parts of the world, they changed in their make and their usage. Some were even made from pure leather. Leather leggings were mainly worn by men who were preparing to go out hunting or mountain climbing.

As the years advanced, leggings became a fashionable attire rather than protective clothing. Vegetable tanned leather became the most preferred material for making them; the same that is used even today. In the 19th Century, leggings became common attire put on by women and young girls. Still, they were made in pair-as two separate parts for each leg. The early 60’s-1960 is the era when they hit the stores. These were much tighter than the latter ones and also came as one. The modern leggings were attached at the top like a normal trouser. These are the times that saw them becoming more of a woman’s cloth than unisex clothing.

In the 1980’s, they became a common clothing to wear for gym sessions and other sporting games. During the 90’s, they hit the streets and were being worn with short skirts, dresses, sweaters and huge shirts. Today, they are also worn with shorts. Other than the tight fitting leggings, new designers have tried to replace the older materials with others. Skinny jeans for instance are believed to have borrowed greatly from the latter. Leggings for men got a renaissance in 2007 when they hit the fashion runway scene during the annual Fashion Week. Today, they have become an accepted way of dressing even in the corporate world as an official wear. Being made of varying colors, styles, designs, sizes and stretchable material makes them a cloth for all. However, other than being worn in the gym, today’s man is yet to put them on.

Ways to Save Money on Girl’s Fashion

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Girls who do not have tons of money lying around, but want in on the hottest outfits and fashion trends can still do so even on a budget. There are plenty of items out there that look chic and stylish, and yet are easy on the purse strings. All it takes to land decent deals on cool clothes and accessories are heeding good advice and doing some really smart shopping.

Yes, it is possible to get celebrity fashion looks for way under $100. Face it. Regular “Janes” seldom afford designer duds Hollywood celebs are wearing. As a result, people look for other means to fulfill their fashion hankerings. Some recreate the outfits of celebrities, pulling apart each piece and replacing them with less expensive but pricey-looking materials. Others do something else. The bottom line is: there are ways to get stylish without burning a huge hole in the pocket.

Here are tips to get you out of a fashion slump and be one step closer to looking ultra-chic – the affordable way.

o It sucks to find out your latest fashion splurge went up for sale a week after buying it. Before forking over a credit card, inquire whether the object of the fashion desire will be on sale sometime in the very near future. The salesperson might let you in on an upcoming sale, or even better, ring the item up at sale price on the spot.

o Another great way to snag the best deals is to stock up on seasonal apparel just when the season is about to end. Comb through the sale racks for sweaters in May, bikinis in August, and short-sleeved shirts in November.

o Avoid gift cards going to waste. They can still be good for swapping with others’ unwanted cards on various card websites.

o Thrift shops, like high-priced boutiques, can prove equally expensive. However, friends’ wardrobes and closets are usually free. Arrange clothing swaps with the chicest of your chums. For varying shoe sizes or different dresses, consider accessories exchanges – costume jewelry, headbands, scarves and bags.

o Get good selections by hitting stores on weekdays. Best odds of getting lucky are Thursdays, as these are when weekend sales pop up. Shoppers benefit from the price cuts while still having a wide selection to browse. The worst time to go is later in the weekends as stuff will have been picked over by the early birds.

o After items stay in stores for months, retailers begin dropping their price to get rid of them. For those with enough self-control: wait out grabbing the merchandise for six to eight weeks after they hit the storefronts.

o Benefit from half-off, buy-one-take-one and other such discounts – NOT by acquiring everything you are able to carry, but by bringing fashion-forward friends along. The two of you crave a new pair of pants? Hit the store together and get in on the special deals.

o Consider shopping online using online coupons. These coupons are similar to vouchers people clip in newspapers and magazines, providing deals, promotional bundles and discounts. They are found online with codes people can copy, download and print prior to shopping. Some of them even don’t require any downloading, simply enter the provided code and start enjoying the savings. Sites compile them from different sources and make them available for free to Internet shoppers. Some coupons give percentage discount, offer free shipping (no territorial limits or boundaries for selling online), and/or freebies.

o Everybody has that one place that messes up her shopping sense and judgment. Compel yourself to remain within a specified budget and guard against impulsive spending. Load gift cards only with amounts you’re able to spend and leave plastic moneys at home.

o Take good care of clothes. Hand-wash delicate lingerie, dry-clean those tagged “dry-clean”, and never let the bedroom floor serve as a second closet. Favorite items will last longer this way so there is no need to replace them a few months into using them.

With a bit of time and some effort, consumers can save quite a bundle with their fashion shopping. Whether it is paying brick-and-mortar stores a personal visit or searching through cyber stores, there are some definite money savings to be had. Even if it is just a few dollars for each purchase, all these can add up to some very substantial savings in the end.

Fashionable Hair Styles

Every year dozens of millions of people nestle close to TV to watch an exciting Oscar ceremony. Among them there are not only those who like movies, but also those, who are striving to see all brightest style novelties, including fashionable hair styles.

If you are worrying about your hair style at the moment when it is time to put off hats, you can follow general trends of hairdressers’ fashion without great efforts. The main thing is obvious: romantic appeal is in fashion! Now you just have to try on appropriate styles on you. For this you should pay attention to several general trends.

Firstly, short hair-does are not fashionable today, as, agree, it is difficult to look sentimentally-romantic with a 3 cm crew-cut on your head. The shortest style that can be considered really stylish, – is something like classic square 2-3 fingers lower lobe.

However, long hair styles became hit of the season. Of course, those, who had short hair-does for long years, will not be able to gain luxurious long hair for 1-2 weeks. Naturally, it is a poignant long process, which can come to its logic end just by that period, when hair-do cut off all hair will be among fashionable hits.

So, if you want to be in the very center of fashionable main stream, you can gain this with help of modern achievements of hairdresser art – natural extensions, hair lengthening and so on.

But even if you already have long hair (your own or extensions), today you have a wide choice of variants – and this is secondly. For example, sleek long hair can be arranged in a very high ponytail. You could see such ones on shows of collections by Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Bill Blass, Chloe, and also on such Hollywood beauties, like Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Keira Knightley and Jennifer Garner.

This is a very elegant variant, which is also appropriate for a business woman. However, it requires very healthy arranged hair, as in such long sleek ponytail split ends, dim or grey hairs are quite noticeable.

Among this season hits are also hair styles, which seemed to be an attribute only for women of “elegant age” till recent time. These are various buns (arranged as very high, as low on neck) and high set with backcombing. As it tuned out, together with appropriate mood it is greatly combined even with very young age of sentimental ladies.

You will look equally elegant with beautifully arranged hair (may be with parting) and a bun of most quaint form on nape both in office and high society reception. You can make certain of it easily, if you saw such different beauties, like Reese Witherspoon, Amy Adams, Charlize Theron at Oscar. Those who are still doubting can watch reports from shows by Dries Van Noten, Donna Karan, Hermes, Narciso Rodrigues.

But under such variant you should have not only healthy and beautiful hair, buy also clean and healthy skin. Such hair-do opens your forehead according to medieval fashion, and all small (and not only small) defects you successfully hided under fringe turn out to be visible.

Brittany Merphy, Salma Haek, Kelly Lynch preferred more romantic variant this time.

This is a soft feminine set of long curly hair, with separate locks getting out of it naturally (however in a thoroughly considered manner). The impression is like a lady in an evening dress got in a gusty spring wind before reception, and wind disarranged her hair slightly.

On shows by Loewe, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Luca Luca, Vera Wang, Alberta Ferretti, Anna Molinari and other famous Fashion Houses such slight carelessness in set (when locks got out of set and curled above ears and along neck) became an additional nuance in forming of super-actual sentimentally-romantic image in laces and frills. It is clear, that probably it is too relaxed for a business atmosphere, however, it is just an ideal variant for any other circumstances.