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Tis the Season: Festive Hair Trends!
The holidays are all about extravagance. It's like a more glittery Halloween. Why stop at the crazy holiday sweaters, full on red & green suits, and sexy reindeer? Glittery hair trends have been around the past few years and are perfect for the holidays. Whether it’s SantaCon, or holiday office parties, we’ve got bright ideas that are sure to be a party hit.
Make way for the sparkle king. First seen at metropolitan pride parades, glitter beards and glitter mustaches became pop cultural phenomena. And just in time for the holidays, facial hair can be festive too! Beard oil, mustache wax and glitter are all you need.
Ladies, are your roots peaking out from under? Sometimes you gotta let em’ grow. Add a little glitz to your look by dousing your part with some glitter! It’s a fun way cover up, it's perfect for the holidays and duh, New Year’s Eve. Just simply mix a malleable pomade and any size of glitter, fine dust or chunky sparkles and brush on with our Y.S. Park tinting brush. End with a spritz of our Magick Hair Potion hairspray to keep in place.
Photo by: Eugena Ossi
We love Dior’s Spring 2014 gold eyebrows. As seen in Refinery29, this article shows us how going lighter on the brows gives your face a fresh and sun kissed glow. Most beauty brands carry eyebrow gel, which will keep your choice color held in place. Try warm gold, get dramatic with red, or icy with metallic silver.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from ShearCraft!Hailey Way is a blogger, digital strategist, model, and dancer. Peep her personal blog here, or follow her on your fave social media channels.
Top 5 Fall Hairstyles for Men
Whether it’s no-shave November or turning heads with a new look, Autumn ushers in a time for new beginnings or a complete change in style. Layers and fall fashion are all the rage, but what about a totally new hairstyle?
So, gentlemen… here are a few of our top picks:
1) Mid Fade + Natural Combover
This look is part effortless and part rigid. Fade with our top of the line clippers, from zero to three up to the temple to give one side a clean look. Follow the line of where hair naturally grows to leave a wispy chunk of hair. Go ahead, run your hands through those luscious locks.
2) Razor Fade Pompadour
This nostalgic Elvis look is making a comeback with a few modern tweaks. Instead of all grown out, a low fade just above the ear makes this look ultra clean with a nod to the retro style. Razors are a barber's best friend for mastering the art of the fade.
3) Tapered Short Cut
A tapered short haircut is generally best worn with a little tuft of growth on the top. Normally, this would begin with a razor on the undercut, followed by edging and thinning out the top. Minimal, stylish and clean.
4) Middle Part Surfer
We love this look. Something about grown out hair looks perfect with a hat for fall. General upkeep for this look is adding layers or thinning to keep it weightless. Check out ShearCraft's professional thinning shears. Or grow it out for half ponytail!
5) Long Fringe with Short Undercut
Photo: Men's Hairstyle
This look belongs on those who turn heads. With a long lock of edged fringe, this look allows for style opportunities and free movement. Style accordingly: business in back, party in the front.
We hope this gives all of our men out there inspiration for a new do! When comes to ushering in change... just do it!Hailey Way is a blogger, digital strategist, model, and dancer. Peep her personal blog here, or follow her on your fave social media channels.
Pixie Perfect: Happy Birthday Edie Sedgwick
On this day in history, one ill-fated socialite was born. The southern California heiress, Edie Sedgwick, became an iconic style icon, most notable for her blonde pixie cut and 60s mod ballerina style. Vogue's Diana Vreeland once called her "America's next It Girl."
The Cambridge art school dropout, turned Warhol superstar by her own look, Sedgwick epitomized beauty and poise.. albeit living fast and hard in 1960s New York City. While England had their Twiggy, New York had Edie.
Edie's style was heavily accessorized. She exploited her family's money with jewelry, hats, sunglasses and of course, fur coats. Underneath she kept everything simple, usually with mini dresses, black tights, leotards or men's shirts. Her hair went from long to short, brown to silver, and in her downturn in life back to long brunette. She has been featured in Vogue, Time, Life and was Betsey Johnson's first model for Manhattan boutique Paraphernalia.
Decades of celebrities, models and stylists (including myself!) have been inspired by her edgy hair to chop their own. Mia Farrow, Audrey Hepburn, Halle Berry, Agyness Deyn, Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence and many others have sported this look or currently rock it today.
"It's not that I'm rebelling. It's that I'm just trying to find another way." -Edie Sedgwick (4/20/1943 - 11/16/1971)Hailey Way is a blogger, digital strategist, model, and dancer. Peep her personal blog here, or follow her on your fave social media channels.
Date Night Hair for the Romantic
Valentine’s Day is here! Or "Galentine’s Day", whichever holiday you celebrate, there’s always another excuse to get dressed up to go out with your girlfriends or on a hot date.
We’ve picked out a few of our favorite romantic hairstyles to give you some ideas for a fun Sunday night out on the town or a candlelight dinner for two.
This look is easily achievable if you already have thick and cooperative hair. Instead of using all of your hair for the braid crown, only use a portion of your top layer. For the rest of the hair, use your favorite method of curling. It can be with a flat iron to get ringlets or a two-inch barrel curling iron and tons of mousse or hairspray.
To achieve this adorable romantic updo, separate hair into two sections and put into ponytails. Tease the hair, so that it looks more wispy and whimsical. Long story short, knot little locks of the top layers of hair to achieve a chain pattern. Lead the chain pattern to the knotted bun and pin accordingly. This look can be achieved with the use of hair elastics, bobby pins, or any other products.
A very popular hairstyle in the 1950s and 60s and a common prom up do, the French twist is not just for bridal occasions. A French Twist is a classy traditional look for any outing. This look is perfect for those want to show off their neckline and why not on a date night! Mess it up a little bit for a more casual look. Pair with a cute barrette or clip in the groove of the twist and your set!
Happy Valentine's Day!Hailey Way is a blogger, digital strategist, model, and dancer. Peep her personal blog here, or follow her on your fave social media channels.
Back to the Hair!
With the recent release of Grimes’ new video “Kill V. Maim” I have been on this nostalgic 80s and 90s pop culture kick. From video games, animation and comic books, the 80s were huge for those in consumption of fantastical visual storytelling. So, here is a little trip down memory lane for those who grew up with Saturday morning cartoons of the superhero or entertainment genre.
Jem & The Holograms
This totally girl-boss show, Jem originally aired from approximately 1985-1988, before I was born. So, I’ve never heard of it… until the recent semi-accurate 2015 movie adaptation, Jem & the Holograms came out. Jem’s transformation from average teen girl to Internet sensation, involves some Gaga-esque eye makeup and bubblegum pink hair. Very 80s pop glamour. Think Ke$ha circa 2012, or model, Audrey Kitching and her signature cotton candy locks.
Ke$ha 2009 and 2015 rocking pastel lavender hair.
Audrey Kitching's famous rose gold/candy pink hair.
Those medaling kids and that rascal of a dog, were on the air for a LONG time. Originally, Scooby Doo, Where Are You? aired in 1969 till the late 80s. They are iconic costumes at ComicCons around the world. The ladies of the mystery gang, Velma and Daphne, are quite the opposite of each other, but emit their character’s personality through style and hair. Daphne is the flirty ginger girl-next-door with her classic loose waves and purple headband. While Velma is the studious sleuth with her stiff brunette bob and geek-chic Buddy Holly glasses.
Modern day Daphne: think Emma Stone or Isla Fischer
Modern day Velma, is actually Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma Kelly from Chicago.
And Zooey Deschanel’s nerdy-casual New Girl look.
Josie & the Pussycats
This all girl rock band, debuted from the Archie Comics franchise and became a hit Saturday morning animated show in the late 1970s early 80s. The girls: Josie, Melody and Valerie would rock through their adolescent lives with a similar beat to the world of Archie. Josie is another iconic feisty redhead, who would later be adapted by Rachael Leigh Cook in the 2001 flick Josie & the Pussycats.
Modern day Josie, but a little more punk: Hayley Williams of Paramore and her notable flaming orange Kool-Aid hair.
Back in the early 60s, animators and storytellers thought we would be living the American Dream full of Star Trek teleportation (or apparition?) and space ship commutes. We lived vicariously through The Jetsons, which ran from early 1960s to the early 90s. George Jetson’s daughter, Judy has been a trendsetter for celebrities, stylists and designers, with her platinum blonde hair and futuristic pink mini dresses and leggings. There’s even a Jetson themed hair salon in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To get the Judy look involves a lot of teasing to make your hair stand tall and proud in a ponytail! Take note of our modern day muses:
Ariana Grande’s recent platinum transformation for her video “Focus” is totally Judy!
Hopefully this gave you some adventurous hair inspiration for experimentation, or a Halloween costume idea!Hailey Way is a blogger, digital strategist, model, and dancer. Peep her personal blog here, or follow her on your fave social media channels.