Author: Deb Christiansen

Hair Braids For Summer

Kim Kardashian at the Game Changers Awards with her Fishtail Hair Braid. From Kim:

In place of my ‘Midweek Makeup’ blog posts I wanted to switch it up today and do a midweek hair style blog about one of my absolute favorite looks for summer… hair braids! I’ve been seeing them everywhere, from low, loose plaits to fishtail braids, and braided up do’s!

My makeup artist Rob Scheppy, who is also a fabulous hair stylist, put together a step-by-step guide to creating a gorgeous fishtail braid here, so make sure you check it out! I love the loose, kind of messy looking fishtails. A great look for a casual day at lunch with friends and perfect for keeping your hair in place for a day at the beach!

Are you guys fans of the braided looks? What hair styles do you like the best for summer?

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Find Your Best Haircolor for Your Skin Tone

From Find A Beauty Salon
Sick of your natural color? Or been dying your hair for years and just need a change? These tips will help you find the best hair color for your coloring:

Pale Skin With No Natural Pink In Cheeks: If you’ve got pale alabaster skin like Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, and Michelle Trachtenberg, then you can pull off just about any base color, but you’ll generally look best with some highlights. Honey colored highlights tend to look good on everyone and help warm the complexion without frying your hair like platinum highlights can.

Peaches and Cream: If you’ve got pale skin with naturally rosy cheeks like Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, and Amanda Seyfried, then you will do best with brown or blonde base colors. Red hair on you may bring out the red in your cheeks a bit too much. Highlights and blonde color look lovely on you because the natural flush in your cheeks keeps you from looking washed out (whereas many other pale girls easily would). You can also, however, be striking as a brunette. Just stick to ashier colors as warm red-undertone browns will make you look a little too flushed.

Medium Skin Tones with Dark Eyes: If you consider yourself somewhere in the middle of the spectrum with dark eyes and gold undertones in your skin like Sandra Bullock or Julia Roberts, then you’ll want to avoid super bright highlights. Caramel and honey highlights can look lovely on you, but anything lighter will tend to look fake. Your skin can easily pull off the rich, sexy brunette look and we strongly recommend you go for it.

Olive Skin: Olive skin like that of Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez looks best with black or highlighted brown hair. Plain brunette can look a little boring with Olive skin, whereas a few caramel highlights or a dark black creates that gorgeous bombshell look.

Dark Skin: Dark skin like Jennifer Hudson’s and Alicia Keys’ looks best with black hair or rich browns with honey highlights. If you want a more dramatic look, definitely go for black hair for the contrast. But if you prefer a softer look, then ask for a few highlights.

Hello Blondie!

Blonde hair has special needs. Find out how to treat and maintain your color-treated blonde hair with in-salon services and continued care at home. Create glamorous waves and learn how to use a curling iron with this step-by-step technique.