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Trend Alert: Mixed textures as seen in Ferragamo Spring 2014 Runway Show

Wearing hair with mixed textures provide a modern and natural looking alternative edge.



To steal this look that dominated the recently concluded Ferragamo Spring 2014 Runway Show, curl the tips of your hair and wear a tidy, “shellacked” center part. Spritz on extra hold spray to lock in style into place.



Hair Volume Tip: Velcro Rollers

Ran out of dry shampoo or hair mousse to give your hair some volumizing lift? Here’s a great tip to achieve that sex-kitten hair lift using the good old velcro hair roller:



If your hair is damp, blow dry it first until they get dry. Divide hair into manageable vertical sections as if you’re getting a mohawk. Wrap each section into a velcro hair roller and let it sit for about 30 minutes before letting go of the strands. Comb hair with fingers and spritz on some hair spray to hold the volume.


How To Blow-Dry Your Hair

Knowing how to blow-dry your hair is one of the best hair skills that both men and women should have. You may not be able to achieve the exact same gorgeous blowout from your favorite salon (ala Lauren Conrad), but with our simple tips below, the results might as well be pretty darn close.


Step 1: Choose a blow dryer with a minimum of 1800 wattage. We recommend getting one with ceramic or tourmaline features for smoother and shinier finish.

Step 2: Before blow-drying the hair, pat the moisture out of your hair with a cotton towel. Avoid rubbing the hair against the towel for this will create frizz.

Step 3: Spritz on heat protectant spray before blow-drying your hair or before you use any heat styling tools. Doing so will help prevent thermal damage.

Step 4: When blow-drying hair, divide hair into several sections. We recommend using a round brush to lift hair from the roots down to the hair tips as you while blow-drying it.

Step 5: Apply a nourishing hair serum through the hair to help seal the cuticles and to moisturize hair.

The Importance Of Diagnosing Your Hair Type

When it comes to styling the hair, your options are almost always unlimited. There are so many ways to make your hair beautiful. Before you choose the next hairstyle to go for, assess what type of hair you have. Do you have thick, medium or fine hair?



Knowing your hair type is very significant in helping you choose the appropriate and best hair styling products to enhance the look of your crowning glory. For instance, if you have sparse and thin hair, a volumizing serum or spray is a better choice than a straightening balm.


Figuring out your hair type ain’t rocket science but it’s still best to consult a hair expert. Visit Alan Coban today and get your hair diagnosed correctly.



Radiant Orchid: 2014 Pantone Color of the Year

The global authority on colour, Pantone, recently revealed Radiant Orchid as the 2014 colour of the year. Here’s a hairstyle inspiration influenced by the said hue. Would wear such hair color?

This rich purple color bearing strong pink and fuschia undertones is expected to become a major inspiration and influence to many fashion, beauty and interior designs. According to Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute executive director, Radiant Orchid “encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”


Taylor Swift Debuts New Long Bob Haircut

Taylor Swift said bye-bye to her blunt bangs and waved hello to her “lob” or long bob during her Red Tour concert in Sydney, Australia last December 11th.



Taylor’s new ‘do rests on her shoulders accompanied with thick, wavy layers. Her bangs were thinned and parted to the sides which makes the entire look appear lighter and more carefree.

How do you like Tay’s new ‘do? Would you consider wearing a “lob” this season? Sound off below:

Robbie Williams Admits To Hair Transplant

Robbie Williams decided to undergo a hair transplant during his stay in Los Angeles where he lives with his actress wife, Ayda Field and 14-month old daughter Teddy. He said he did it out of sheer boredom.



“I’ve lived in LA for a long time and they say: “If you sit in a barber’s shop for long enough you’ll get a haircut,”‘ says the British multi-million selling artist. “I didn’t even need it, that’s the weirdest thing. I had, like, three months off and got bored so I thought: “I’ll go in,”‘ Robbie tells The Graham Norton Show.

Robbie got some hair implants at the sides and front area. What do you think of his new thick ‘do?

Hair Care Tips for Blondes



Tip 1: Lighter hair colors has less melanin than darker hair shades which means that the harsh rays of the sun can easily deteriorate them. Use hair care products with accompanying sun protection to prevent sun damage.

Tip 2: Does you blonde hair show tinges of yellow hues? You can solve this problem by using shampoos and conditioners formulated for blonde hair. These products have special magenta pigments, lavender and chamomile essences that neutralizes the sallow and brassy yellow tones of blonde hair.

Tip 3: Got some green tinge in your blonde locks? The reason behind it could be the copper from the hard water you use for washing your hair. Use a clarifying shampoo or an acidic rinse using lemon juice or aspirin diluted in water to effectively remove the mineral build up from your hair strands.