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We’ve put together some fanciful hair ideas for your special day! We have to say that Pinterest is probably the best place in the world to find inspiration. So your eyes don’t feel like they’ve melted into your iPad, we’ve filtered through and picked the best out of what felt like a BILLION. Here’s a thought: what about wearing your hair half up, half down? Your stylist can show you how to work certain styles into an up-do if the summer months put you at risk for a sweaty hair shirt. You need to look just as elegant cutting a rug on the dance floor as you do walking down that isle!
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Some of you have heard your stylist or someone you know say, “I haven’t washed my hair in three days,” and it looks shiny, textured, and healthy. It is in no way showing signs of grime or grunge. How can this be? After one day of no shampoo, you have the hair of a hormonal teenager. Even for those who have oily skin, it IS possible to overcome the oil overload. with dignity and no embarrassing bed-head.
Why is it good to shampoo less? With the combination of hot water and frequent washing, your skin feels the effects even if you’re using an ultra-hydrating shampoo/conditioner combo. Just think of when your face gets dry in the winter time, your scalp is going through the same thing! Therefore, giving your hair a break will help keep your scalp and hair moisturized; it’s a win-win. Another thing to appreciate: after you’ve made it through a couple days, cleansing will feel amaaaaazing.
Things to consider:
1. Hair color conservation – frequent washing strips your hair of not only it’s natural oils, but your hair color! Use Color Depositing Shampoos and Conditioners in between color services. There are some for highlights as well! Purple Shampoos like Shimmer Lights is easy to find while Davines has a wonderful color line but a little more expensive.
2. Dry Shampoo has overthrown the “wash hair in the sink” routine – FINALLY you can buy them anywhere. For those with oily skin, you’re in luck. What also works great are texturizing sprays and adding a little volume amps up just about any style.
3. Work with your own schedule – do you wake up in the morning with perfect hair but by the time you get to work you’ve got the dreaded dreads? Shower at night so your hair has a little oil but not as much.
4. Attention Future Brides! Hair is easier to manage, style, tame, and there’s less frizz when it’s a little on the greasy side. Get a little dirty before your wedding night!
5. Conditioners are great and in my own opinion, necessary! If you’re a product and blow-drying queen, exposed to extreme weather, or basically breathe on a daily basis, you probably could use something a little more fortifying like a Protein Masque. Protein is the key component for adding nutrients. The best one so far: Masque Architecte. That’s all you need to know!
I am in love. From Zoey Deschanel (who has been rocking the Boho Bangs for a while), to Edie Campbell for Burberry, I am inspired by the elegant subtlety of it’s charming resurrection. Not only has it made its way to the runways once more, but it’s a simple look anyone can manage.
Your Bridal Path to “Down-Do’s”
Weddings, weddings ladies! My first time as a bridesmaid was this past summer and I didn’t have my dress until a week before. Not knowing what your hair should wear is like not having shoes. Whatever the schedule may be, looking for up-do’s for your big day is something easy to glance at when you’re in between other tasks and making lists. If you’re feeling rebellious, why not try a simple style with your half-up or all the way down with some loose curls? Summer may be sweaty so keep some pins in your purse, and if you’re cutting a rug and feel the need to raise that mop up, pull it to the side in a low bun or tousled braid. Not on a Rodarte budget? Visit your local craft store and make your own hair accessory… great idea for a bridesmaid get together!
First: What is a Fast-Fish? Alive or dead a fish is technically fast, when it is connected with an occupied ship or boat, by any medium at all controllable by the occupant or occupants,—a mast, an oar, a nine-inch cable, a telegraph wire, or a strand of cobweb, it is all the same. Likewise a fish is technically fast when it bears a waif, or any other recognised symbol of possession; so long as the party waifing it plainly evince their ability at any time to take it alongside, as well as their intention so to do. Continue ReadingRead More »
In the instant that these thoughts passed through my mind I had turned to make for the window, but my eyes alighting on the form of my erstwhile guardian threw all thoughts of flight to the four winds. He lay gasping upon the floor of the chamber, his great eyes fastened upon me in what seemed a pitiful appeal for protection. I could not withstand that look, nor could I, on second thought, have deserted my rescuer without giving as good an account of myself in his behalf as he had in mine. Continue ReadingRead More »
I and my wife stood amazed. Then I realised that the crest of Maybury Hill must be within range of the Martians’ Heat-Ray now that the college was cleared out of the way. At that I gripped my wife’s arm, and without ceremony ran her out into the road. Then I fetched out the servant, telling her I would go upstairs myself for the box she was clamouring for.
“We can’t possibly stay here,” I said; and as I spoke the firing reopened for a moment upon the common. “But where are we to go?” said my wife in terror. I thought perplexed. Then I remembered her cousins at Leatherhead.Read More »
Image credit: Blender Byfleet was in a tumult; people packing, and a score of hussars, some of them dismounted, some on horseback, were hunting them about. Three or four black government waggons, with crosses in white circles, and an old omnibus, among other vehicles, were being loaded in the village street. There were scores of people, most of them sufficiently sabbatical to have assumed their best clothes. The soldiers were having the greatest difficulty in making them realise the gravity of their position. We saw one shrivelled old fellow with a huge box and a score or more of flower pots containing orchids, angrily expostulating with the corporal who would leave them behind. I stopped and gripped his arm. Continue ReadingRead More »
Image credit. Soon, while the crews were awaiting the arrival of the ship, the body showed symptoms of sinking with all its treasures unrifled. Immediately, by Starbuck’s orders, lines were secured to it at different points, so that ere long every boat was a buoy; the sunken whale being suspended a few inches beneath them by the cords. By very heedful management, when the ship drew nigh, the whale was transferred to her side, and was strongly secured there by the stiffest fluke-chains, for it was plain that unless artificially upheld, the body would at once sink to the bottom. Continue ReadingRead More »
Image credit: Benoit Chopin. Hurriedly turning, with averted face, he descended into his cabin, leaving the strange captain transfixed at this unconditional and utter rejection of his so earnest suit. But starting from his enchantment, Gardiner silently hurried to the side; more fell than stepped into his boat, and returned to his ship.
Soon the two ships diverged their wakes; and long as the strange vessel was in view, she was seen to yaw hither and thither at every dark spot, however small, on the sea. This way and that her yards were swung round; starboard and larboard, she continued to tack; now she beat against a head sea; and again it pushed her before it; while all the while, her masts and yards were thickly clustered with men, as three tall cherry trees, when the boys are cherrying among the boughs.Read More »
Were this world an endless plain, and by sailing eastward we could for ever reach new distances, and discover sights more sweet and strange than any Cyclades or Islands of King Solomon, then there were promise in the voyage. But in pursuit of those far mysteries we dream of, or in tormented chase of that demon phantom that, some time or other, swims before all human hearts; while chasing such over this round globe, they either lead us on in barren mazes or midway leave us whelmed. Continue ReadingRead More »
Rant: Hairstyle Magazines are more like collages of hideous yearbook pictures
The following is my personal attempt at purchasing the above said item: I take a look at some of the cover photos and make sure to study every single publication. As I glance at the top shelf I say to myself, “Oh look, Blake Lively has a gorgeous Strawberry-blonde hair color, a long layered wispy cut with sweeping, angled bangs. I’ll bring the so-beautiful-it’s-sickening- Ryan Reynolds-stealing-b**** with me to my next salon visit.” I proceed to pick up the magazine to flip through. There are a couple semi-large photographs of other intriguing celebrity cuts and colors, (after the advertisements) which seem pretty promising. But wait, what are these oddly discolored, extra-terrestrial choppy, poor quality photos of hair tainting the majority of this book of deception?
I understand hair as an artistic medium but how many of us can and want to sport a do’ that resembles a dinosaur or even your child’s construction paper project? This is not to say every photo in hair magazines are impractical. Perhaps many of us simply refer to the typical fashion magazines when searching for inspiration. With that said, where can one find a “database” for every look in the book?
A Box of Goodies
Here’s one of my absolute favorites. It has just about any hair color under the sun, and they’re mostly posted with “before” and “after” photos. Hair color guru of Los Angeles Johnny Ramirez documents his transformations quite vividly with 360 degree shots. Thinking of going Ombré? This is THE place for it. On the left side of the page you can scroll and click on a large number of hues allowing you to browse and save as many as you need for your hair mood board.
The Cut, Uncut
This site gives you the latest in celebrity style trends, but what’s so convenient is that you can look at many styles of the same celeb, making it more accessible to examine your favorite famous hair.
RAVE: The Dish on Beautylish
This site is the ultimate package deal. First of all, it’s like a Pinterest for everything beauty; hence its name. It has video tutorials. It has hair, nails, and make-up tips that cover all aspects of the beauty trade. For when you have a little time to spare, there are some very useful articles including product reviews and tips on trends. The site is clean, and browser friendly; the list goes on! One more thing: there’s also an app. You’re welcome!
SITUATION: Your outdated hair looks more like a pet
I remember as a child my mother convincing me feathered bangs were the latest trend. What she didn’t realize is that she was about to make a lasting psychological imprint on my self-image. I was in Kindergarten. One trip to Wal-Mart for some cheap family photos with a haircut that made me look slightly neurotic. Now I have this to haunt me:
This photograph should be studied or submitted to Awkward Family Photos. Have you ever considered whether you style your hair the same way you did twenty years ago? For some people, this is still beneficial. The 70’s boho is among a few looks that are still deemed acceptable and sexy, but what about the “trends” that will and should never come back? Our situation this week is the Aqua-Net Bangs. They’re still around! There must be some unwritten rule that when these species are spotted, one must tackle the carrier and spritz them with water, straighten, and then hold down until air-dry. How can you modernize a hair tradition, something you’re so attached to? First off, there are SO many ways to wear fringe. Angled, blunt, side-part, middle part, long, you name it. At your next hair appointment, have your stylist point out how your original style is cut while wet. He or she may have some very looks that are low maintenance, subtle, and hip. There are ways to alter something without drastically changing it. For example, instead of dousing your entire head, floor, mirror, and cat with aerosol, let those locks hang loose with some light product!
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Image credit. I wondered why these agile creatures required connecting bridges between the trees, but later when I saw the motley aggregation of half-savage beasts which they kept within their village I realized the necessity for the pathways. There were a number of the same vicious wolf-dogs which we had left worrying the dyryth, and many goatlike animals whose distended udders explained the reasons for their presence. Continue ReadingRead More »
“The Lakeman now patrolled the barricade, all the while keeping his eye on the Captain, and jerking out such sentences as these:—’It’s not our fault; we didn’t want it; I told him to take his hammer away; it was boy’s business; he might have known me before this; I told him not to prick the buffalo; I believe I have broken a finger here against his cursed jaw; ain’t those mincing knives down in the forecastle there, men? look to those handspikes, my hearties. Captain, by God, look to yourself; say the word; don’t be a fool; forget it all; we are ready to turn to; treat us decently, and we’re your men; but we won’t be flogged.’ Continue ReadingRead More »
“What can I do for you?” she inquired softly, for she was moved by the sad voice in which the man spoke.
“Get an oil-can and oil my joints,” he answered. “They are rusted so badly that I cannot move them at all; if I am well oiled I shall soon be all right again. You will find an oil-can on a shelf in my cottage.”
Dorothy at once ran back to the cottage and found the oil-can, and then she returned and asked anxiously, “Where are your joints?” Continue ReadingRead More »
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
Still, we can hypothesize, even if we cannot prove and establish. My hypothesis is this: that the spout is nothing but mist. And besides other reasons, to this conclusion I am impelled, by considerations touching the great inherent dignity and sublimity of the Sperm Whale; I account him no common, shallow being, inasmuch as it is an undisputed fact that he is never found on soundings, or near shores; all other whales sometimes are. He is both ponderous and profound. And I am convinced that from the heads of all ponderous profound beings, such as Plato, Pyrrho, the Devil, Jupiter, Dante, and so on, there always goes up a certain semi-visible steam, while in the act of thinking deep thoughts. While composing a little treatise on Eternity, I had the curiosity to place a mirror before me; and ere long saw reflected there, a curious involved worming and undulation in the atmosphere over my head. The invariable moisture of my hair, while plunged in deep thought, after six cups of hot tea in my thin shingled attic, of an August noon; this seems an additional argument for the above supposition. Continue ReadingRead More »
October is the month where a lot of change happens. You realize there’s not even a slim chance of comfortably sitting on the beach with your arms exposed in attempt to catch the last few warm rays of summer. It’s also the month before holiday havoc commences. This may typically mean excessive errands, credit cards, crazy in-laws, and vodka. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We still have Halloween! For those of you who are in need of a last minute costume idea, try starting with a hair style that you love but wouldn’t typically wear on a daily basis. Here are some pretty gals posing with their iconic hair do’s. Find your costume at a thrift store and have a few extra bucks? Call your stylist and inquire about special event styling!
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Image credit His motions plainly denoted his extreme exhaustion. In most land animals there are certain valves or flood-gates in many of their veins, whereby when wounded, the blood is in some degree at least instantly shut off in certain directions. Not so with the whale; one of whose peculiarities it is to have an entire non-valvular structure of the blood-vessels, so that when pierced even by so small a point as a harpoon, a deadly drain is at once begun upon his whole arterial system; and when this is heightened by the extraordinary pressure of water at a great distance below the surface, his life may be said to pour from him in incessant streams. Yet so vast is the quantity of blood in him, and so distant and numerous its interior fountains, that he will keep thus bleeding and bleeding for a considerable period; even as in a drought a river will flow, whose source is in the well-springs of far-off and undiscernible hills. Even now, when the boats pulled upon this whale, and perilously drew over his swaying flukes, and the lances were darted into him, they were followed by steady jets from the new made wound, which kept continually playing, while the natural spout-hole in his head was only at intervals, however rapid, sending its affrighted moisture into the air. From this last vent no blood yet came, because no vital part of him had thus far been struck. His life, as they significantly call it, was untouched. Continue ReadingRead More »