Credit: Robbie Caponetto; Hair and Makeup: Celine Russel/Zenobia
Thinking about chopping off your hair? Want to get a bob? There are a few things to consider before you actually go into the salon. First, what cut is right for your face shape? Second, are you going to incorporate bangs? If yes, take these tips into consideration when deciding what type of bangs would work best for you. We chatted with Holly Dear, co-owner of the Dallas salon Dear Clark, to share her expert tips for getting the perfect cut. Bangs can make or break your new look. You've seen it happen to loved-ones before: they come out of the salon looking worse than when they went in. It is often because they're looking for something that just isn't right for them. Your face shape, hair type, and routine are all things to keep in mind. Think you're ready for the chop? Be sure your not making one of these mistakes before getting your hair cut short. You'll be ready fun, flirty, and ready for the summer heat.
These are best for calling attention to your eyes. "Straight-across bangs with curved edges complement the square bob. It creates a really mod, edgy, standout look. The strong lines put facial features in laser focus,” says Dear.
These are best for camouflaging thinning hair. "I recommend this for ladies whose hair isn't very thick. The bob is all about a strong angle—and thinner front pieces don't lend themselves to a sharp corner—so adding a soft eyebrow-level fringe is usually best,” says Dear.
One thing’s for sure—Southern girls love big hair. And they know how to rock timeless looks that never go out of style. Sometimes you would love for your hair to have a little more body, and there are a few simple steps you can take to get it. Give your hair a glam pick-me-up for that special event you have coming up or just for your everyday look. This effortless yet elegant look is sure to impress. The Birmingham-based bloggers at Irrelephant show you the best way to tease your hair. Follow this tutorial for lifted roots that last.Start by sectioning your hair at the crown of your head. Take a small section of hair, and spray it with medium-hold hairspray, from root to tip. Using a fine-toothed comb, push the hair down to the scalp three times. This will give the roots more lift and add to your hair’s overall volume. Repeat this step two more times with sections ending at the crown. Once you’re down, flip the hair back into place, and gently smooth out the tease with a comb. Next, move on to the front of your hair. Take a section of the left side of your hair, spray it with hair spray, and tease. Repeat this step with two more sections, or however much volume you desire on that side. Flip it back into place, and gently smooth it out with a comb. Move on to the right section of your hair. Take a portion, spray it, and tease. Repeat this step with two more sections, or however much volume you desire on that side. Flip the hair back into place, and gently smooth it with a comb. Finish off the look with hairspray. And you’re ready to go! For added volume, we recommend these products. This perfectly tousled, blown-out look will carry you from day to night.
These are best for highlighting strong cheekbones. "Fringe is the ultimate face framer, and it's going to accentuate the area of your face it hits. Those with rounder faces might want to stay away from this length; it will only make the face look rounder,” says Dear.