Hair Trends 2009


If you love to be in the center of attention, if you prefer wearing only trendy clothes you just cannot do without hair styles that are in vogue this season.

The choice for you is huge: extremely short, extremely girly, extremely sexual or extremely slick. However, for those more conservative there are a bob style and a mermaid romantic image.

The Cropped Bob & The Pixie Crop

If you cut the bob in 2008 and want to look stylish in 2009 you have plenty of choices. You may want to let your hair grow out or do something more extreme with your hair. No matter what you choose you will be fashionable.

The Cropped Bob

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The cropped bob was in fashion in 2008 and it is still with us. To my mind, too many ladies wear this style and if you want to be well like others it is for you. However, for women who like to stand out a lot we have a new, changed cropped bob which is much shorter that before. It is short all over, even with a heavily shortened blunt cut fringe. This new style is for those who ooze confidence. A good example is Agyness Deyn with her cropped fringed bob.

How To Straighten Your Hair


So, do you want to strighten your curls? Here’s how:

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* Wash and condition hair. Blot dry. Hair should be almost dry when you begin.
* Gather up hair into several sections and secure or clip hair on top of your head. You will be drying the bottom layers first.
* Follow the brush (with your dryer) down the sections of hair as you straighten each section and be sure to keep the dryer moving.
* Take down a new section of hair and procede as directed above.
* Work your way up the layers until all sections are dried and straightened.
* To curl the ends for a polished look, take your brush and pull the ends under. Finish your styling with a blast of cool air if your hairdryer has this capability.

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5 Things About Beauty for 2009


The 2009 fashion season is upon us and the time has come to pass the torch of 2008 onto the next beauty leaders.

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We have seen makeup trends come and go but this year women will hear nothing more about how they have to wear tons of foundation and enough eyeliner to resemble a linebacker. No sir, au natural is here and that is how it looks to stay for the entire 2009 year.

Foundation: There was once a time when foundation was meant to cover the blemishes and spots on the face. Today, ladies, there is a shift in focus. This spring, skin is in and women are facing a huge challenge. Instead of covering up that face with a thick foundation, you need to treat the skin and make it healthier so it glows all on its own. Sure, foundations are still going to be around, but the shades are light and the coverage minimal as women embrace their natural beauty.

Mascara: In 2009 you will need half the mascara you used in 2008. Ladies on the runway are donning upper lid mascara only. When mascara is applied to the upper lashes it opens the eyes and embraces, again, the natural coloring of the eye. No sticky clumps, not heavy coverage, just a very light liquid mascara to add a dramatic flair to those baby blues, or browns, or greens or…

Eyeshadow: Nix the shadow ladies. Well, maybe not all together. Eye shadow this spring will be minimal at best. The colors will only accentuate the natural lid coloring and maybe lighten near the brow just a bit. No more and no less. Even though I keep repeating it, natural is in.

Blush: Blush is 100% out. There is nothing going on those cheekbones aside from a bit of soft rose hues. The coloring on the cheeks this spring will not come from a powder or cream, but from a rose tinted foundation. When added to the cheeks in a triangle pattern, the natural flush to accentuate the bony structure just works.

Hair: The hair this year will be boasting a side part and a side swept look. Every model in the runway thus far has given off a natural glow all the way down to the coloring. Where once the runway was all about defying gravity, today it is about being you and that is just how the ladies like it.

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Faster Hair Growth


There are certain nutrients that the scalp needs for healthy hair growth. Sometimes hair is grown so slow that the hair follicles actually remain dormant. Faster hair growth occurs when the scalp receives all of the necessary nutrients that are vital to healthy hair growth. A person who desires faster hair growth can take a number of vitamins and supplements.
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The minerals that support faster hair growth are sulfur, zinc, calcium, copper, chromium, iodine, magnesium, iron, potassium and selenium. Many health food stores or grocery stores will sell a pre-packaged supplement that is designed to provide a person with the necessary nutrients needed for faster hair growth.

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