Saturday, December 3, 2011

Vintage Hair Inspiration: Veronica Lake

My hair mood changes daily (last week I had an Austrian milkmaid moment) so my hair inspirations have to be quite varied in general. I was sorting through some of my books the other day and realised that a photo of Veronica Lake in a 'Film Goddesses' book I was given many moons ago, with her hair draped over a bearskin rug, must have been quite influential for me. She's like the proto-Roxy Music girl, non? I have no intention of going blonde any time soon, unless I can magically get this nasty L'Oreal stuff out, but I do enjoy occasionally waving and side parting my hair....
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Hair Inspiration Photo Gallery

Katy Perry at Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids Choice Awards. Reese Witherspoon at New York City's Cipriani restaurant. Kate Gosselin at the Life New York Premiere . Nicole Richie at the Pitt Street Style Space VIP event. Keri Hilson at the OK! Magazine 2010 Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party. Ophelia Lovibond at the National Movie Awards. Miranda Lambert at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards .Mena Suvari at the 3rd Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Party.
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Inspiration - Hair

When your hair is like mine, there are limited ways to wear it (ponytails are a definite out). However, this does not mean that us short hair nation girls can't mix it up!
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Hair Inspiration for the Season by Glamour UK

Fasincated to see what our sister nation says about this season's hair color trends? Here is Glamour UK's take on hair hues for Fall/Autumn with commentary from British colorist experts in their field. So, if you're in the mood for new color but not sure what to go for, fret not, because GLAMOUR's Style Inspiration section has them all covered. Whether you're looking for platinum blonde or jet black, get ready to be inspired.

For the look at top

Glamour guide: Echoing the fashion trend for jewel colours, this intense violet shade works brilliantly with a deceptively simple short style with asymmetric fringe and disconnected pieces to create an effect that’s different and daring, but ultra-sophisticated. Transformations such as these should be left in the hands of the salon expert, brunettes will need to be lightened first, for blondes it’s less complex, but the scope for disaster shouldn’t be underestimated.

Glamour guide: Blonde offers a multitude of tonal opportunities for the mousy haired Brit. The cool blonde family comprises colours such as platinum, pearl, ash, pale beige and champagne. Choose muted tones of mink, blush and vanilla for an effect that is utterly contemporary and in tune with the edgy feminine looks of the season. Super-pale shades are best suited to anyone with an ivory or soft pink tinged complexion and blue or grey eyes.
~ Rae Palmer at Rae Palmer Hairdressing, Southsea, Hants, for Schwarzkopf.

Glamour guide: It’s all change in the hair colour spectrum as autumn rolls in. A rich au naturel palette for girls who just want to have fawn. Healthy hues of muted blonde in mink, toffee, honey and butterscotch are seductive without trying too hard. This is lifestyle friendly colouring at its best with an emphasis on inter-mixing shades so regrowth is much less obvious.
~ Mark Woolley, Electric, Brighton and Reading.

Glamour guide: The acceptable face of anarchy, pastelised blondes were a major story for summer, with Alphabeat’s Stine Bramsen among those reinventing the icy lilac of a 1950s Kim Novak for the Noughties festival crowd. The rebellious rainbow warrior vibe intensifies for autumn with ink blue tips and under-colouring giving rock chick blonde additional menace.
~ Karine Jackson for Karine Jackson Hair & Beauty, London WC2.

Glamour guide: Ravishing red really comes into its own against an autumnal landscape. However reds are a race apart when it comes to lifting and fading faster than any other shade. The fakers out there will find that red colour molecules are more volatile than any other dye and have a Houdini-esque ability to escape with every wash.~ Gerard Scarpaci, Artistic Director, Aveda NY Academy, for Aveda.

Glamour guide: Spice up your life with damson, burgundy and aubergine tones blended together to produce vibrant effects flattering to warm and olive skins. For red hair to remain rich, radiant and ravishing, colour protection is essential. Aveda Madder Root Shampoo and Madder Root Conditioner enhance warm and red shades with natural extracts and pigments.
~ Gerard Scarpaci, Artistic Director, Aveda NY Academy, for Aveda.

Glamour guide: Just like in fashion, black is back. Works best in contrast with ivory or black skins. One of the trickiest hair colours to carry off if you’re not a natural – it can look too harsh if you haven’t got either the complexion or the youthful bloom for it. Remember that a semi-permanent will jet propel you, you don’t have to take the plunge permanently, that way if your new look doesn’t grow on you it will eventually wash out.
~ hob creative team, hob salons London, Middx. Herts and Essex using Wella Professionals products.
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Inspiration: Rainbow Hair

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Beauty inspiration: braided hairstyles

With the holidays coming up, most of us will be going to parties to catch up with friends and family. This holiday season, consider trying a cute braided hairstyle! There are so many different braided styles out there. Some can add a cool, bohemian feeling to your look, while others are totally sophisticated. Check out the photos below for some inspiration.

Do ever wear braided hairstyles? Do you plan to wear any this winter? Which one is your favorite? I absolutely love the style in the second photo -- totally chic.
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Random:Hair post

Since today I don't have an outfit post for you, I've decided that it was time for one of those random inspiration posts. I don't do these often, I think this is my second one ever, since they seem to take alot of time to put together. I've gathered up all of my fave hair pictures that I've been saving for the last few months since I'm pretty much obsessed with hair maybe even more so than fashion.
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