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Hairstyle Ideas For Teen Girls

Have you or your daughter, niece or granddaughter given up on trying to style their hair, or don’t have many ideas themselves on how to style their hair. The hairstyle ideas for teen girls below will help jumpstart your styling just in time for school. Share this article with them, print it out. Most of all, have fun.

 

Medium Base Ponytail

This hairstyle will always make you look fresh and youthful. This is one of the easiest and best hairstyles that you can try. You can try this hairstyle with ease at home, and never feel out of step, as it is classic, and so versatile.

How To Style

1.    On clean, dry hair, apply serum, or pommade gently through the mid length and ends of your hair. This will help add shine and secure the hair.

2.    Slightly tease the hair at the crown of your head to give it a tousled look.

3.    Use your fingers to gather all hair at the back of your head.

4.    Now from the gathered hair take a thin section of your hair from underneath the pony and leave out as you secure the pony.

5.    Twist and wrap the separated section of hair around the base to hide the band.

6.    Use bobby pin to secure the wrapped piece of hair.

Tight Knit Side Braid

This is one of the most popular teenage girl hairstyles. This hairstyle will make you look graceful and sophisticated. This hairdo is a good option to give your hair a new and different look.

How To Style

 1.     Part your hair on one side.

2.    Tease the hair at the crown with a comb. Apply Infinium #4 hairspray lightly.

3.    Gather all your hair to the side.

4.    Now start tying your hair to the side.

5.    once you have a grasp of all your hair, tightly braid the entire length into a regular braid.

6.    Use elastic to secure the ends. Spray again. You can use a little serum through the ends, like Nutrifier Balm.

Dry High Ponytail

This hairstyle is perfect for you if you want to make your hair look more voluminous.

How To Style

1.     Apply a thickening spray, like Densite throughout your hair. Blow dry your hair to give volume to your hair, focusing on lifting roots away from the scalp with your fingers.

2.    Gather all hair at the back of the head and use elastic to tie your hair.

3.    Finger comb your ponytail to get rid of any knots.

 

Long Side Ponytail

Here’s how you can sport this hairstyle.

How To Style

1.     Make a deep side part.

2.    Now take a brush and move all your hair in the opposite direction.

3.    Use a bit of Sleek and Swing on dry hair and use a flat brush to blow dry hair smooth.

4.    Use a flat iron to straighten your hair.

5.    Apply Mythic Oil through the ends to create shine.

6.    Make a ponytail by twisting the thin strand of hair and wrapping around the rest of your hair.

 

Loose Ponytail

Give your hair a gorgeous look with this special trendy hairstyle. This dramatic hairstyle is great for everyday, and special occasions.

How To Style

1.    First spray the dry hair lightly with Beach Waves.

2.    Separate your hair into upper and lower sections by making a U shape parting from temples to crown.

3.    Now, pull out sections from the front and both the sides of the upper section.

4.    Gather remaining bunches of hair in the upper section with a clip and secure out of your way.

5.    Make a side part.

6.    Twist the side sections and secure them with bobby pins near the nape of your neck.

7.    Now make a slight pouf after removing the clip, by backcombing the hair in the crown to give height.

8.    Now, gather all the sections and tie them a couple of inches below the nape of your neck.

9.    Leaving a gap of about three to four inches, secure the hair with another hair elastic.

10.  Scrunch it up to create a bubble effect.

11.  Create one or two bubbles, depending upon the length of your hair, and you’re all set!

 

Side Braid With Bangs

This is a fun look and is still very popular. Braids are not going away anytime soon. So have fun with is look. 

How to Style

1.    Create a part on one side of your head.

2.    If you want a clean, polished hairstyle, use a serum, such as Nutrifier Balm and brush through and brush your hair to the other side and braid it loosely.

3.    Now tease your hair with a light touch to create a tousled effect.

4.    Pull out the bangs to frame your face.

 

Subtly Tousled Blonde Braid

Do you have light colored hair? Then this hairstyle will make your natural highlights standout and look fabulous, as well as adding more interest to the braids.

How To Style

1.    Apply a little Volumetry to dry hair and blow dry a bit. Brush your hair backwards.

2.    Tie your hair into a fish braid, starting a couple of inches below the nape of the neck. You may need to bring it to front to finish off.

3.    You can loosen up the braid once you have it banded.

4.    Pull out a few thin sections of hair to frame your face.

Take your time with these the first time you play. If you get frustrated, just take a deep breath, and try again. Sometimes it is helpful to have these styles shown to you with your stylist. Don't forget, in order for your hair to really show off these styles, your hair needs to be trimmed regularly, and good products are worth the investment.

 

Best Hairstyles for Short Haircuts

Have you ever wondered how short hair can get interesting too, instead of all the long hair you see in the magazines?  In this article, we offer different techniques and looks for shorter hair.  I think you will enjoy them, as once in awhile it is nice to wear a different look. Although, sometimes it's a challenge to know what are the best hairstyles for short hair. So here you go.

Twisty Texture Bun

Create a loose and carefree style using random sections pinned into a bun.

How to Style:

1. Spray dry hair with hair spray, like the Infinitum #3 or dry shampoo, such as Next Day Hair, even though it's technically not a dry shampoo, it acts as one. It gives the hair a great texture and hold for ay kind of hair styling.

2. Twist the random sections up and use bobby pins to secure them. Choose pins that match your hair color. Leave a little hair loose in the front around your face.

3. Curl the loose end with curling iron.

4. Arrange loose ends in a messy pattern.

 

Brilliant Bouffant Hairstyle

This hairstyle is perfect for those who have delicate hair.It will give you a smoothshape full of volume paired with a hair accessory.

How to Style:

1. Towel dry hair before you attempt this hairstyle. Add some of the Volume Envy Mousse with a comb. 

2. Round brush your hair and blow dry to get volume.

3. Use a teasing brush to tease the top and back of the crown of your head.

4. Now you will need to smooth the front portion and create a bump using the side of the teasing brush. Smooth the sides back and over your ears and use bobby pins.

5. Use the Infinitum #4 at the end, Extreme Lacquer for stronger hold. to give a finishing touch.

 

Delicate Curls

In this hairstyle, curls are pulled back in a partial and the hairstyle is perfect for a day look or accessorized for the night!

How to Style

1. First of all part your hair to one side. Preheat 1-inch curling iron and collect some bobby pins. Use dry shampoo or Next Day Hair to give your hair extra volume.

2. Use heat setting spray as you work through smoothing the lower sections with a flat iron.

3. Take 1/4 to 1/2-inch sections of hair at the top of your head, curling each and pinning back. Remember to leave the curl shape as is when you release it so it keeps its shape as it lays over the smoothed hair.

4. Spray with medium to high hold hairspray, my suggestion is the Extreme Lacquer.

 

Messy Faux Bun

This awesome layered crop is styled up to look as if its long hair piled up into a trendy bun.

How to Style:

1. Towel dry hair to remove moisture completely from your hair.

2. Work a golf ball-sized amount of styling mousse, Volume Envy Extra, through hair with a comb.

3. Now use dry air and round brush to add volume and shape to the top section.

4. Smooth the sides and back.

5. Tease sections of the top slightly near your scalp to give structure to the style.

6. Roll medium to large-sized sections near the back of the crown of your head forward so they look as if theyre in the shape of a bun.

7. Secure sections with bobby pins.

8. Roll the front forward in sections to create volume around your hairline.

9. Finish with a firm hold hairspray, Infinitum #4.

 

Full and Elegant Hairstyle

Thick curls full of body and movement and style with lots of volume make short hair appear longer than it really is!

How to Style:

1. Shampoo and condition hair with products designed for curly hair, like the Phyto Specific range.

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2. Towel dry hair by wringing out excess moisture. Do not rub hair since rubbing will cause unnecessary frizz.

3. Work a medium to high-hold styling mousse, Volume Envy Extra through your hair with a comb.

4. Use a large, round, pronged diffuser to lift hair and dry on a medium heat setting.

5. Choose a light styling serum or hair oil to run through locks, gently working it from bottom to top to maintain the volume, but add shine to your curls.

6. Finish with a firm hold hairspray, Infinium #4 for all day control.

Play with these ideas, and enjoy styling. Take pictures and share them on Instagram with the hashtag #shineforthathome

Revive, Restore, Recover

Your Answer in a Bottle! Most clients walking into the salon say, "My hair feels so dry, and it doesn't feel like my hair anymore." They are concerned and wish to remedy the situation, but not much seems to work.

Pro Fiber At Home Care
Pro Fiber At Home Care

Till now, that is! The latest product release from L'Oreal Professionnel just this month is going to change your life.

An in salon treatment that takes about 5 minutes, that resurfaces the hair. Not only that, but the shampoo, conditioner or Masque you take home with you will help to maintain the del of the treatment.

But the real exciting thing is, in your take home package, their Recharge, which you apply every fourthshampoo and it completely charges up the hair again.

We tested this beautiful treatment in NYC, on very fine, bleached, and very thirty hair, and the result was amazing.

Where before I was leaning towards Phyto, I am moving in the direction of L'Oreal Professionnel in the attempt to go for the beautiful finish.  When it comes right down to it, we need to love the way our hair feels. The finish on the hair after Pro Fiber treatment, and the hair care at home is unsurpassed.

A Bit of Paris

I'll get to a bit of Paris in a moment, I need to give you the background first. I traveled to Austin for a week with my professional friends, and we immersed ourselves in professional development, readying ourselves for the big show, and then I actually participated as a student, then helped to run a room of hair styling for the students. My segment of the "big show" was to be inspired by Paris in the 20's. There were four of us from the National Team in this segment.  The rest of the photos are behind the scenes.

ShineForth Salon Helps to Raise Money for Corey Reich

ShineForth will be participating in a Cut-a-Thon to help raise money for Corey Reich at Calm Salon on Piedmont Avenue, November 16, 2014, 10 am to 3pm.   For those of you wanting to see us for the first time, this is a great way to get discounted haircuts, blowouts, or treatment and blowout, and donate your money to Corey. Go to this link to book your appointment.

 

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Posted on October 15, 2014 and filed under beauty industry, Good Causes, hair salon, Hairstyling, inspiration, Salon Life.

ShineForth Salon is now OPEN!

image001-3 The idea for a new home brewed in my heart for about a year, as I struggled with the joy, and gratitude for being busy, and yet feeling I was unable to deliver my full attention to my clients.  I felt distracted by the "salon" environment, which has become norm out in the world.  I wanted to create beauty, in a place of beauty, without the usual hub bub of a salon.  The idea of moving had to happen, my soul needed it.

A colleague showed me pictures of his new, beautiful, studio in Southern California, and said he never looked back going out on his own, and working by himself.  And that meeting is what cinched it for me.

I knew enough that it would have to be a case of right place, right timing, and then leaping!  So I kept my eyes open, and then I saw it.

Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, CA is where I worked 15 years ago.  The street has changed in a good way, more going on, more youth, and yet classic restaurants like Bay Wolfe still thrive on the street.

I am happy to be in my new home, as we continue working on the last details.  Thank you to all my clients who have made this move with me, who continue to support my dreams, who give so much!  I want to give to you even more than what you expect, because I can.  And a special thanks to the clients who purchased services ahead of time to make the move possible.  Thank you to one of my best friends, Mary Anne McKearnie of MA Designs, who designed the space, and gave her time as a gift!  I love my new home.

We will have a Grand Opening in the Fall, so stay tuned.

Posted on July 28, 2014 and filed under Beauty, beauty industry, Dreams, hair salon, inspiration, Loyalty, Salon Life.

Salon Update

I realize I've been so busy with beauty shoots, that I haven't given a salon update in awhile.  I got away from writing about specific clients on my blog if you haven't noticed, I am afraid to quite honestly.  It took one client recognizing herself in one of my posts, walking into the salon and confronting me about it.  Thing is, I didn't say anything negative, just personality quirks(like we all have)!  Maybe I should talk more about my own quirks instead. What do you think?  There are plenty of blogs about how to's for hair, and not enough about the psychological side of hairdressing. However, I am finding the psychological side less interesting, and the creating of beauty more compelling!  Maybe I should change the name of the blog.

Posted on April 27, 2012 and filed under beauty industry, Salon Life, writing.

Spring Green

After a year of letting my natural color show, I decided to color my hair.  Mostly, themetamorphosis came about because of the count down to NAHA.  We used powder lightener with 20 vol, and level 4 Luo color with 25Vol as a base, then toned with P01-P02, creating a bit more drama.

I thought, "Hm, I am going to be surrounded with my peers, and the idea of showing some creativity on my own head felt right. The extreme is always so invigorating.  I tell myself, "Just as long as you work that out on your head, rather than in your life."

Sometimes I look at myself, and think it looks great. Or, "too dark against your aging skin." I'll say.  Does it look to severe? My clients remarked, "You look less tired," as if my own questions lined my forehead.

Overall, I feel it is a nice change.  Color feels like a fresh start.  And this new be- ginning seems to be popping up in a lot of areas of my life, like the green of Spring emerging from the tilled soil.

And now, the maintenance begins.  I already feel like I need a toner.

However, the expectations of women are at an all time high.  More on that later.

Posted on July 23, 2009 and filed under beauty industry, Creativity, haircolor.

Liberation

I'm convinced that cutting my hair off is not only allowing me a certain kind of freedom, but evokes a discomfort for some clients, and the hope of freedom for others.  I knew when Savanna left, I would cut my hair.  Something about her leaving the salon, and moving to the UK that set in motion a personal change within myself, an affirmation that when one person changes-everybody around them does as well.  The minute some of my clients have entered the salon and they see me, they gasp, do a double take, blink a few times, the words tic-tac across their forehead, "No, you didn't, did you?", like clouds moving across the sky. 

My change affects them, whether they like it or not.  Their reality has shifted, and I see how they struggle to find the old me to relate to, searching for our connection, as if it lies in the hair.  As if that weren't enough, my new cut reveals the grey hair I've been coloring for a long time for reasons of fun, beauty world infused ideas that grey hair just makes people look old, and I'm a hairdresser after all.  Some clients inquire if I'm going to keep it grey, asking, "You want to show the grey?"  As if to say, why would you want to.  Some people jump into defending their color and why they do it, and my grey hair clients, say why fight it, let it be.  There is plenty of conversation in the chair about why women should color their hair, why it's nice on some, but not everybody.  So who decided when and if it is okay?

Frankly, as a hairdresser it is absurd to possibly turn away hundreds of dollars, if not, thousands, by setting the example of how a woman can grow their grey hair out.  And, I am aware that to encourage clients to show their grey hair goes against most beauty industry professionals out there.  But truth be known, after 26 years of doing hair, I can operate my buisness as I see fit.  I want clients to see what they look like without color, at least once in their life.  Why not?  Then they can make a concious choice based on what they see and experience.  Then color can take on a whole new meaning.  Is it for fun, or is it stale?

I stopped coloring my hair because of the maintenance, and I felt ready to see the real me.  What do I look like at 48, and as my acting coach use to say, warts and all?  The freedom of cutting the dead, dark hair off, made me happy, and yet vulnerable.  I wanted to see what I had underneath all the dark hair, and have my look on the outside mirror the change going on inside.  I don't always love the way it looks, but I didn't the other way either. 

Some clients look at my hair, and say, "Wow, I want to do that!  Can I do that?"  Their tired of being slaves to color for all sorts of reasons.  They are terrified to see themselves without hair color.  They say, "You're leading the way. " I don't know about that.  What I can say is that I feel completely at home with it, and I love how bold it is, both energetically and visually.  Although, I have never felt I needed hair to make me look feminine, shorter hair does move into the sterotype of the older and less feminine realm.

And yet, this shorter, new, grey look makes me feel better.  I wish this feeling for every client, every person.  Right, or wrong, fashionable, or unfashionable, I love it.  Every woman needs to decide for themselves what is right for them, regardless of what others say.  If your hairdresser is stuck on you coloring your hair, than I would find someone who is willing to take you through the process.  Take the leap!

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Posted on July 15, 2008 and filed under beauty industry, Femininity, hair, Inner Strength.

Baby Green Steps

Okay, so I'm taking a moment out of the presidential campaign flurry of interviews, and updating you on what changes are occurring in the salon. It's amazing, hairdressers can actually change their ways. I voiced the opinion that there ought to be three plastic, same size bins for the break room. One for trash, one for plastic/bottles, and one for paper.  One day they showed up, and, they are actually being used, not only that, but filled up. The color boxes are being recycled, instead of ending up in the trash. I've encouraged the use of bringing your own cup to get coffee. I overheard Wayne, say today, "You may as well have asked me to walk with books on my head." Milky white, hot liquid spilling over his chapped hands. It was filled to the brim, I might add. Savanna has acutally instigated a trend of bringing a bowl to get her lunch in. I just love it! Nick has asked Kerastase to please stop their waste of shipping product with a huge amount of paper, and boxes.  Stay tuned for their response.

There are still issues to work out, like light bulbs(I'm not even sure of why we haven't changed over). We still use toxic cleaning sprays. And I have to say, as I hilite clients hair, I am more sensitive to the waste produced by all the foils. My adding to the problem is becoming more difficult to ignore. Could I offer less toxic means of coloring the hair? Could I give up an enormous part of my business income because of this sensitivity? Can one person's actions change all that much? Probably not, but what else do we have, but living our own truth. I 've got to be able to live with myself and my choices.

As I ponder nontoxic thoughts, I ponder the idea of cutting my hair off, and exposing my grey hair. Radical thought in radical times. There something about just letting it be that sounds attractive, knowing full and well it doens't mean that I'm interested in being frumpy, or not feminine. But this idea counters the general philosophy of the beauty industry.

Back to the green conversation, though.  We are taking baby steps in the direction of being concious, but we have still, a long way to go.  I acnowledge the great job my colleagues have done arriving to this point.