Archive for December, 2016


New Year’s Eve Hairstyles


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You’ve got your outfit, party plans and the special person you plan to ring the new year in with, but are still unsure about what to do with your hair…well, fear not! New year’s eve may be only days away but we’re here to help.

For a great memorable look to get the new year off to a bright start consider trying one of these great styles:

All-Over Curl

Springy spirals are flirty, fun and perfect for the NYE party scene.

Mini Zig Zag Part

Make your favourite childhood hair trend feel totally 2017 by creating an angled part just in your bangs.

Knotted Braid

To dupe this twisted look, make one massive braid starting three inches above your ear, sweeping it around the back into a knotted bun. Then, pull out the layers in your braid for next level texture.”

Regardless of the style you choose make sure that you surround yourself with people you love and will help you create the brightest 2017 possible!





Hair Trends for 2017


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2016 has been a year filled with with many surprises (both good and bad), but at this time of year it’s important to live in the moment and be present with your friends and family during the holiday season. However, since 2017 is just around the corner it never hurts to start looking ahead and planning for the year to come.

When it comes to hair trends there are already some things that you may want to consider to be a trendsetter in 2017, and they include:

Glitter Roots
Glitter is good. But let’s be honest—too much glitter is a huge problem. That’s why glitter roots have a special place in our hearts. It’s like a party without all the drama. For the best effect, pair with double-braids or -buns.

Side Braid
The side braid is the tour de force of braids. It’s elevated but with a hint of casual, making it the best look for almost every occasion.

The Lob
We’ve said it a million times, but this year was practically buck wild with lobs. And there’s more than one way to wear them. From layered and wispy to blunt and two-toned, lobs were the real MVP’s of 2016.”

For the best in these styles and many others make sure to visit Caralyn’s, your Ottawa hair design specialist.





How to Make Your Hair Look Younger


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We as a people are obsessed with aging..more so, how to reverse its affects in order to look and feel as young as possible. Firstly, it’s important to embrace aging as it means that you have life and have been living it. Secondly, looking your best is something that everyone wants (or should) to achieve, however most people aren’t going about doing it in the most effective way.

Your input will determine your output; good health practices which include eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and regular exercising will help to keep your body looking it’s best..but, what about your hair? Keeping your hair looking youthful is important too! Here are a few tips to make your hair look as youthful as you feel:

What makes a good modern, youthful hair cut?
‘One that doesn’t require lots of madame-y blow-drying,’ says Concalves. As one of the best stylists in the world, he tends to rough-dry as he goes along. Never blow-dry from wet. That’s bad for hair health. ‘Focus on the areas you want to define, rather than on creating an entire head of big hair. If you have a fringe, start there and see where you need to go next. Use your fingers to tweak hair at strategic points that flatter your face and only go for volume where it’s sustainable.’ A great cut takes note of your dress and your personality.

How long is long enough – time wise – to spend on your hair?
‘There’s long-term maintenance,’ says trichologist Annabel Kingsley, ‘and the daily kind’. Depending on thickness and length, you should be able to style your hair in as little as 10-15 minutes, including drying. Tonging takes longer, but fashionable tousled waves can be easily achieved on all but very long tresses, by wrapping your hair round your fingers or a narrow spiral brush, as you dry.”

For the best in modern and youthful hair designs make sure to visit Caralyn’s, your Ottawa hair design specialist!





Hair Tips Not to Brush Off




We tend to get caught up in only putting our focus toward the steps necessary to achieve something; outlining a plan and following it explicitly is the usual course of action. However, sometimes knowing what not to do is just as important as what to do itself. In fact, in can help to streamline the overall process in order to reach your achievement that much faster.

When it comes to hair styling and maintaining your hair, regularly visiting your Ottawa hair stylist should always be a part of your regimen, but you’d be surprised what a top hairstylist has recommended shouldn’t be. “According to power hairdresser George Northwood, we’re actually shooting ourselves in the foot by brushing our hair. Speaking to Vogue , George explained his reasoning.
‘Never, ever brush in the morning. For one thing it leads to frizz, and secondly, there’s always an element of mechanical damage. Use your fingers and you’ll be able to feel out any tangles’.”

He also suggests to “Sleep with your hair in a bun at the nape of you neck, pinned to keep it secure.
Then, when you take it out in the morning you should simply work a little oil through it and run a brush over it just the once.”
Of course, everything is ultimately dependent on many factors ,with the main one being your particular hair type. At Caralyn’s we’ll give your hair and scalp a thorough assessment in order to determine the best way to keep your hair looking and feeling it’s best.