Holiday Hair Strobing!

As 2015 comes to a close, we think back to all the trends that have exploded on the scene and then faded as time passed.  Well, here’s the latest trend that may stick around for awhile and is sure to peak your interest!  With this fashion-forward technique you’ll be the hit not only at your holiday parties and linger through 2016 with a smash– It’s called Hair Strobing.

You may be familiar with makeup strobing, a familiar technique that Kim Kardashian has given rise to the mainstream.  It’s the art of contouring your face, which is blending the dark and light shades in order to take advantage of certain features while disguising others. In-the-know, hairstylists have now introduced Hair Strobing to their clients.   Similar to strategically adding highlighter to your face, adding highlights with deliberate and flattering placement to the hair is the ultimate goal.

Creating hair color is not a one-size-fits-all..  There are many shades and tones in your natural hair and skin that need to be considered  before complimenting colors can be added in order to enhance your features.  Hair strobing works for the face in a similar way as typical foil highlighting.   Strobing adds shimmer to the parts of the hair where light would naturally  hit, thus allowing focus and attention to the best features while minimizing others.  The clever placement and contrast of color two shades lighter and two shades darker than the natural hair is intertwined using wider ribbons to create the look.  Strobing is more piecey and blended than balyage with just the right balance.  Your hair will give the appearance of the sun’s natural-reflection.

If using permanent color or bleach on your hair isn’t something that appeals to you, consider adding hair extensions in the exact target colors you desire.  Hair extensions provide a non-chemical strobing look that is simple, achievable and non-damaging.  Use brighter colors for your spring and summer look, then tone down and use warmer colors for the fall and winter months.  When you are tired of the look, remove the extensions and start with a clean slate.  Hairdreams and Great Lengths hair extensions provides a plethora of colors and the ultimate and unparalleled quality of hair available.  Call for a no-obligation consultation and ring in the new year with a trend that’s sure to endure.  Most of all, the best part is saying your hair has been “strobed” !



Hair Tapestry- The New Hair Look!

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Tired of the same-ol’ when it comes to creating a new and different look for your hair?    Clips, feathers, flowers, chalking, headbands and scarves have been the go-to mainstream. Now  there’s a newer, trendier look that’s catching on like wildfire and it’s called Hair Tapestry.

Hair Tapestry is a fresh and easy way to create something original and can add more interest to your Boho waves and end-of-summer styles.

The idea was originally inspired by traditional Andrean tapestries from Argentina but the colors, patterns and variations are limitless. Needlepoint, cross-stitching or embroidery thread is woven through a block of hair using a Tapestry Loom creating colorful and intricate patterns. Utilize your own hair strands, or if you want easy pop-in and take-out designs, try old or left-over clip-in hair weft extensions that are used as the needlepoint canvas. The hair extension technique allows you to preserve your design(s) much longer without any care or maintenance to the tapestry. If deciding to attach directly to your own hair, the design can last a week or so with proper care.

While achieving this  may require some needlework mastery, you can give it a try with very simple and easy-to-find craft supplies. A colorful thread, needle, and a tapestry loom is all that is needed. Weaving the design is as simple as an “over and under” threading. Hide the knots behind the strands and weave in as many colors or patterns as wanted.

Colorful threads are a fantastic way of expressing your attitude without any long-term commitment. Going to a concert?  Weave in some vivid shades.  Attending a dressy party?  Your hair deserves metallic thread that will be a sure hit by adding some bling and texture.

Whatever the occasion and look, this is a quick and easy way to have fun with your hair.

Change up the same-ol’ and show your creativity with Hair Tapestry!


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Spring is a time for renewal. It brings us a new season accompanied with changes.  Those changes can signify not only a fresh and new look for one’s wardrobes, but also for their hair.  When considering a hair revamp, take into consideration the hottest new look for Spring 2015—Long, sexy, wavy hair!

Spring styles include Boho Waves which are subtle and “barely-there” waves.  Boho waves are loose and sexy allowing the hair to hang below the shoulders and framing the face for a soft look.  Long ponytails have adjusted from high and sleek to a lower and looser look.  Updating this look is simple, use mixed-materials as fun and ornamental accessories.  For example, these can include leather, flowers or ribbons. Braids and twists combinations stole looks on the runways at Fashion Week by integrating the two, making the impression of a creative and textured effect.

You may be shaking your head and asking yourself why you cut your hair off a few months ago!  What if your hair is too short to rock these Spring Styles? If you want your hair long again,  luckily, there is a solution and it’s easy!  Great Lengths Hair Extensions and Hairdreams Hair Creations allows you to obtain your desired look before the spring turns to summer.  These top-quality hair extensions are 100% natural and move freely enabling the hair to be braided from roots to ends.  The extension strands and bonds are undetectable when pulled into a ponytail, therefore these confidence-assuring looks will undoubtedly be a success.

Give me a couple of hours and I’ll give you the new Spring look you’ve always wanted.  Let me help you love your LONG hair again!

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