Beauty Tips - Small Changes - Updating Your Look

By: Alien

Once Upon A Time, hair fashion moved slowly. A look that was popular in one century might still be just as current in the next. And when looks did change, they did so subtly - maybe the shape of a curl became more pronounced, or the curl disappeared entirely, or an up-do became a bit flatter and migrated from the crown to the back of the head. Today, however, fashion moves at lightning speed. Looks no longer survive a full year; most die after a season. To make matters worse, the changes are drastic. In 3 months, pixies can give way to long shags, only to move in another 3 months to sleek near-the-waist manes. No one I know has hair that grows that fast! So the best advice I can give you, and which has been given to me by countless stylists, is to disregard most of what's happening in fashion.

Staying in style

You probably don't want to ignore fashion totally - nor do most hairdressers want you to. After all, you want to look contemporary. Instead of changing your entire look to mimic what's going on in Vogue, however, try changing an element. Let's say you notice banged bobs in all the magazines - and indeed, you even read several articles on "banged bobs for spring." Perhaps you hate bobs, but wouldn't mind updating your look. The easy solution? After studying trends, choose an element that you happen to like. In this instance, get bangs.

Before you incorporate current trends into your 'do, talk to your hairdresser. For instance, if wispy looks make an appearance and your hair is too thin to carry off the layering needed for such styles, your stylist can create a slight touch of wispiness in your bang area.

Sunscreen

There Was a Time when we didn't know tanning was bad for us. Back then, we'd lie in the sun for hours, slathering ourselves with homemade concoctions such as baby oil mixed with iodine, in an effort to increase that tan. Today, we absolutely know better - there is no such thing as a healthy tan!

What many people forget, however, is that sunscreen is just as important for the body. Daily sunscreen is a must. Opt for a product with high UVA and UVB protection, such as a formula with zinc oxide or Parsol1789 (also called avobenzone).

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