Posts Tagged ‘hair trends’


Beat the Bed Head


Maybe you just got a fresh new blowout, or spent hours perfectly curling your hair, either way, you want to make sure all that time and effort lasts longer then a day! The number one cause for ruining a hairstyle is by not properly caring for it during the sleepy-time hours. Depending on the look or hair type you have there are different ways you should care for your do’ over night, as well as general tips for sleeping.

  • The first recommendation is purchasing silk pillowcases. Silk pillowcases may seem like an unnecessary luxury, but the improvements it will make on your hair will totally be worth it. Cotton pillowcases can strip moisture from the hair while also causing breakage from hair tangling in the fibers while you toss and turn….Also you will feel super glamorous sleeping on silk.

A side note for silk pillowcases: If you just got a new style done and you want to make it last over night, wrapping your hair loosely in a silk scarf will keep in in tack for the morning after.

  • Condition! This may be a given, but applying leave-in conditioner to your locks over night will ensure smooth, radiant hair in the morning!

If you just got a blowout: Applying a small amount of oil treatment over your hair will keep it’s moisture and ensure sleekness for days to come.

  • Put it up! Leaving your hair free while you sleep can be a recipe for disaster. Properly putting up your hair will save its body and definition. Be wary though, putting it in a pony tail will not do it justice, as you will have elastic indents in the morning. To properly pin up your hair set it up in loose curls atop your head using bobby pins or clips.

Don’t just sleep it off, make sure you care for your hair even during the lights out hours. To get a new hairstyle that is worth the care, come to Caralyn’s, your hair experts, as well as proper hair maintenance products and tips.





Wig It Out


 

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Embrace a New Year and a new do. Wigs have finally earned their turn in the spotlight as a highly coveted fashion trend, thanks to celebrities like Kylie Jenner (an avid wig and extension promoter), or Lady Gaga (The queen of trendsetting). Wigs have become the perfect way to have an ever-changing look that includes fabulous hair every time.

 

Wigs provide the variety to change your look for virtually any event or style you’re going for. Who wouldn’t want the option to have long wavy mermaid hair one day, and a sleek bob the next? Here are some tips for keeping your wig (synthetic and human-hair) in tip-top shape:

 

1) Detangle before washing.

 

2) Rinse with lukewarm water from roots to end.

 

3) Carefully shampoo with hands.

 

4) For synthetic wig, spray leave in conditioner from mid-shaft to ends. For human hair, condition ends and leave in for a few minutes.

 

5) Rinse with lukewarm water in the same direction as the hair to avoid tangles.

 

6) Air dry synthetic hair. Blow dry 80% of human hair wigs and round brush the rest.

 

So, if you feel like being a blonde Friday night, style that wig and go for it! For full service and care on synthetic and human hair wigs, visit Caralyn’s, your Ottawa hair design specialist!





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.





Spring Hair Trends


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The weather has been very back and forth (it is Ottawa, however!) but we can safely say that Spring is finally here. What does Spring mean to you? To many it means rebirth and newness and to others it means a lot of rain. Both are correct, and rain is necessary to help facilitate new growth. Spring also provides new opportunities to try out different hairstyles.

Here are some of the top hair trends for 2016 that you may want to try out this season.

Braids: Frontals are also good to use to do the 2 braid look, that is so hot right now! There are many different braiding options out there to not only protect your style but simplify your routine. The Goddess Braid, Fish Tail or the simple Cornrows or “Box Braids”are some examples.

Frontal Installations: A frontal ensures that no hair is left out while wearing it. Many celebrities use frontals and closure pieces to change the style and color of their hair, at the same time, maintaining the health of it. When properly applied, frontals look very realistic giving the appearance of a natural hair line. However, just like color, if it is not done by a licensed professional, you run the risk of damaging your hair or possibly suffering from alopecia or balding around your edges.

The Top Knot Bun: This simple and sleek style can take you from day to night. The ease of achieving this look makes you feel like you never want to give it up. Hair Extensions can be incorporated with the top knot bun by taking a bundle, cutting up the tracks to the desired length and wrapping it around your pony tail until you get the desired shape for your look.”

The best way to achieve these awesome Spring styles is to visit your Ottawa hair salon and have a professional hairstylist make it happen for you. Not only will they be able to execute it in the right way but they will also be able to provide tips to help keep that particular style looking its best for longer.