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pretty little thing
With celebs like Madonna, Rihanna, Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham and even Mandira Bedi sporting super short, super chic hairstyles all this year, chopping your locks off has never been more in vogue. Short hair cuts are timeless; they can make you look younger and at the same time more intelligent. They can boost your confidence and simply make you feel more in control. It's a great option for career women who want to project a strong yet feminine image and spend less time managing their hair.
The blunt, the bob, and the pixie...short hairstyles have sizzled throughout summer, but even a trendy look can get tired if you've had it for months on end. Whether you're finally taking the plunge and getting a short cut, or trying to update your existing hairstyle, we've got some tips for you.
Making the cut
Choosing the right hair cut is part technique and part art. The first step in finding the right hair style always comes down to determining facial structure. Each face has its own unique structure. The shape of your face and head has a major role to play in the type of hair style you can wear best. Knowing the shape of your face before you head to the salon will help you choose the right hair style and will help you to communicate better with your stylist.
Once you know your face shape, all you need is some hair style idea and inspiration. However there are probably more than 100 hair styles that can suit your particular face. Do a little research before you book an appointment at your salon. Flip through a hairstyle magazine and check out styles that go with your face shape. Clip out the ones you like and bring them to your salon appointment.
The stylist can look at a picture and tell whether it will work for your hair. And remember that everyone's hair is different. Try to be realistic about your hair and what your stylist can reasonably achieve with it. Always discuss your colour, style selection and your lifestyle with your stylist; if they disagree with your request, they likely have a good reason.
For a modern-looking bob, keep hair well-moisturized and massage your scalp gently even when you don't wash your hair. Place small sections of hair into large rollers and sit under a drying hood.
When your hair is nearly dry, remove the rollers and blow-dry on a very low heat. Flat iron your bangs for the finishing touch.
You can even add the pixie effect to your blunt cut. Work a texture cream through the ends of your hair. Take a flat iron and use a little heat at the roots so everything is straight and shiny.
Use a small curling iron on the ends to make them flip up a bit so you get a different sort of texture. Run a shine serum through your hair for a more polished look.
At the end of the day, remember that nothing beats shiny, healthy hair. Make sure you're sleeping enough, drinking lots of water, and eating a balanced, high-fibre diet, as well as keeping your hair clean and conditioned, and half your work is done for you.
By Sabrina F Ahmad
On The Cover
These past four weeks, we've brought you colours, trend tips, five star meals, and décor tips to get you ready for the big festival season. This week, we wrap up the double delights with Maheen Khan in shades of white, Kay Kraft going wild with bold hues, and sweet hairstyles. Flip through the pages for the deals. Here's wishing you a warm, happy Eid Mubarak from everyone at Star Lifestyle.
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