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Cutting Hair with Lightning Speed

Enterprising stylists are always forging new paths in haircutting, whether they're experimenting with a texture technique or simply approaching the basics in a whole new way. A natural outgrowth of these [more…]

Choosing the Right Brush for Your Hair

Hairbrushes come in thousands of styles, materials, and designs. A low-end plastic brush costs as little as $1 and a hand-tied boar brush as much as $100. The average price for a decent brush is from [more…]

Striving for a Headful of Healthy Hair

Although you see a lot of media and marketing hype about wellness these days, you never really hear anything about what a detrimental lifestyle can do to hair. Hair damage may not seem like such a big [more…]

Controlling the Volume of Your Hair

You can create more volume or fullness with even the limpest of locks by manipulating the roots of the hair. [more…]

Getting Ready for -- and Recovering from -- Skin Peels

Preparation for a skin peel depends mainly on the type of skin you have and will ultimately be decided by your doctor. Fair-skinned people may not need to be treated before peeling. If you have skin of [more…]

Define Your Fashion Style with a Quick Quiz

In order to start building your closet properly with fashions that fit your personal style, take this easy quiz. (Sorry to take you back to the 8th grade, but it’s a necessary first step to creating a [more…]

What to Look For in a Wardrobe Clean Sweep

The first step to putting together a wardrobe that reflects the true you in personal style is to focus on what you have going on behind your closet doors — and to get rid of what doesn't work within your [more…]

How to Add Fashion Essentials to Your Wardrobe

Most women don’t have the money, time, or storage for a full wardrobe of brand new clothes and accessories. Dressing in style means adding classic-looking basics and pieces that truly express the new look [more…]

How to Get Your Body Measurements

Most women have a good idea what their measurements are, but rather than assume you know, get an accurate measurement. Going to a tailor will give you more accurate measurements, but you can certainly [more…]

How to Dress for the Pear-Shaped Body

The most common figure proportion for women is the pear shape. What that means is that the widest part of your body is below your waist, around your hips. Remember, you can be tall, short, heavy, or skinny [more…]

What to Wear if You Have an Apple-Shaped Figure

Apple-shaped women are fuller around the middle. If they gain weight, it shows up around their belly and upper body. They’re usually larger-breasted and their upper arms and shoulders are broader, too. [more…]

How to Tell Differences among Fabrics and Fabric Blends

Given the relatively limited number of fibers — manmade and synthetic — that are used to make clothing, you may wonder how there can be so many fabrics. The answer has to do with how a fiber is woven, [more…]

Determining Where Your Waistline Fits within Your Figure

Women often are said to be either short-waisted or long-waisted. To figure out where your waist falls within your overall physique — your “waistedness” — follow these simple steps: [more…]

How Women Can Dress in Workplace Business Casual

With business casual, you have the freedom to be a little more stylish and a lot less conservative. Instead of the traditional business suits, you can wear pants, blouses, skirts, and dresses. These selections [more…]

Wardrobe Staples Women Must Have among Their Clothing Items

There are some items that you absolutely need ready and waiting in your closet. These make up the basis of your wardrobe; they’re the must haves, no matter what your style — the [more…]

How Long Should You Keep Your Make Up?

How many months or years you should hold on to your eye shadows, blushes, lipsticks, and other cosmetics depends on several factors. Among important considerations when deciding time to toss and replace [more…]

Six Haircutting Tool Essentials

The type and quality of haircutting tools you purchase is important. You don’t need to buy every haircutting gadget that comes along. Pick your tools wisely and start with these items to get started: [more…]

How to Prepare Kids for a Haircut

When it comes to children’s haircuts, you might have to pull out every trick in the book to keep kids happy in the styling chair. Try to provide a fun and fast experience for children by using these haircutting [more…]

Extending the Style of Your Haircut

On average, hair grows about 1/2 inch per month. By doing your own light haircutting touch-ups, you can keep your style between salon visits and save yourself time and money. [more…]

Tips for Mastering Any Haircut

Be cautious if you’re trying out a new style of haircut on yourself or someone else. Practice, start slowly and then let your stylish wings take flight. Keep these things in mind when cutting a style for [more…]

Gaining Your Friend’s and Family’s Trust as a Hair Stylist

If you’re brand new at cutting hair, you may find your friends and family hesitant to let you work on their locks. Try winning them over one haircut at a time, and keep these things in mind: [more…]

Haircutting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you want to cut hair, you'll need a few tools to get started. Once you feel comfortable with haircutting, these tips will help you gain the trust of children, your family and friends; give touch-ups [more…]

Questions to Ask Yourself after a Hair Loss Consultation

If you’re consulting professionals about hair replacement surgery and other options, hair loss is not something you’re going to accept willingly. After each consultation, review the following questions [more…]

Do’s and Don’ts before Hair Transplant Surgery

You’ve gone through hair loss, and now you’re scheduled for a hair replacement procedure — hair transplant surgery. The following list of do’s and don’ts can help you prepare for the big day, although [more…]

What to Do after a Hair Transplant Procedure

You’ve decided to cope with your hair loss by having hair transplant surgery — a decision many thousands of people are happy they made. After the surgery itself, the advice in the following list can help [more…]

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