Wednesday, August 31, 2011

return of THE FRINGE

THE FRINGE IS BACK...
You may be asking if the fringe never really went away, and how has it changed in 2011? 
The answer is, it hasn’t really. It’s still best worn thick, blunt, and long (sweeping the top of the eyes preferably). And it’s still best worn in one of the following ways: with a messy, neo-bohemian, grungy edge with an aura of ’60s sex-kitten nonchalance (think Francoise Hardy or Jane Birkin) straight and sleek; elegant but still natural. 
Hair cuts to wear it with 
The bob 
 When we talk about fringed bobs its easy to think of 1920s style cuts like the Louise Brooks. But not so in 2011; now the fringe is the perfect accompaniment to a longer bob (think Abbey Lee Kershaw, below). Again this can work perfectly for a sixties-inspired look, 
or for a grungy messy look. 
The short crop 
 A pixie crop is also perfect with a fringe in 2011, but a slightly different type of fringe. Rather than being cut separate to the rest of the hair, it should all be a continuous; the crop simply cut longer in front to create the effect of the fringe. 
 Long hair 
 This rather goes without saying: bangs are perfect for hair shoulder length or longer, particularly when hair is naturally straight or with a slight wave.
Need any more info on fringes -
or would like to get one to update your hair for 2011?
Call Mana 02 8919 0146

{Source: Fashionising.com}

Monday, August 29, 2011

simply STUNNING

EVEN THE SIMPLEST HAIRSTYLE CAN MAKE AN IMPACT
if your hair is in great condition! Here's how to make you hair shine...
For fine or limp hair: Nourish hair with a weekly hot-oil treatment. It's lighter than a mask and won't weigh down fine hair. Pick one with proteins, which fatten strands. 
If you have curly or coarse hair: Once a week, apply a deep conditioner that contains keratin to just-shampooed hair. Leave it on for ten minutes. The conditioners seal the cuticle to keep out moisture (which helps prevent frizz), while the keratin strengthens hair to resist damage.
You can also have an in-salon gloss-treatment, for more info
call Mana 8919 0146

Saturday, August 27, 2011

happy WEEKEND

TRIBUTE TO KATE {& HER AMAZING HAIR}...
happy weekend!
Love the Mana girls
xxx

Thursday, August 25, 2011

fine SHINE

ADD SHINE TO SUPER FINE HAIR {without weighing it down}... 
by rubbing a bit of shine serum between your hands, then skimming your hairbrush bristles over your palms. When you brush your hair, it will distribute the serum evenly, so you won't overdo it. 
The same technique works with hair spray, too.
{Pic: Everything Fab via Marie Claire}

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

day & night PONYTAILS

TWO SIMPLE TWISTS ON THE CLASSIC PONYTAIL...
For Day {above}...
To diy: Loosely tong your hair to give it some wave and movement. Gather it up into a low ponytail, leaving the front sections free, to frame your face. Once secured with a band, take a small section of the hair in the ponytail and wind it around the band, to conceal it. Pin the end of the hair with a bobby pin, pinning it behind the base of the ponytail.

... and Night {below}
To diy: Style your hair as if you were wearing it wavy and down (curling iron, hot rollers, night-before braid - your choice) then weave it in sections a few times and pull it back with a clear elastic ever so gently, by your shoulders. All your hair doesn't need to be completely in the ponytail holder, which helps give it that romantic vibe. If you want to go there, leave a section of hair beneath the ponytail out and slip a few hairpins in there in order to keep the section of hair and ponytail adjoined.
If you would like us to create these looks for you,
call 02 8919 0146 to make an appointment

Monday, August 22, 2011

super-sleek HAIR TRICK

WANT SMOOTHER, SHINIER HAIR? GIVE THIS A GO... 
Fix fly-aways and the frizzies by hitting the 'cool' button on your hairdryer and giving your hair a shot of cold air for a couple of minutes - after it's dry - to seal and smooth strands. It will also boost shine - as light reflects best off a flat surface - and will help your hair hold its style better.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

style file: THE FISHTAIL BRAID

THE DIY HOW-TO CREATE THIS GORGEOUS FISHTAIL BRAID...
1. Start by bringing all of your hair to the right side of your head. Grab a small piece from behind your left ear, and then do the same on your right side. Bring both pieces over to the right side of your head. 

2. Divide the small section on the right side into two: A thin, half-inch section on the far right, leaving the remaining section as a one-and-a-half-inch section. 
This should leave you with three sections of hair in your hands: The section from the left side of your head and the two sections from the right side in varying sizes. 

3. Take the small, half-inch section from the far right and cross it over, combining it with the left section. Grab a half-inch section from the outside-most section of the left-side portion, and combine with the right side. 

4. Take a half-inch section from the right side (taking it from the furthest section on the right), and grab a half-inch section from the remaining hair below (from the right outside, as well), and add all of that to the left section. Do the same on the left side. Repeat, pulling towards the right side. Continue crossing hair over from one section to the other and secure with an elastic band. 

5. The short version: Take two equal sections of hair, and pull a thin strand from the outside edge of one section. Cross the thin strand over the other section of hair. Combine the strand to the hair in that section. Repeat the same steps with a thin strand from the outside of the other section until you’ve created crossover pattern, or a fishtail braid. 

6. Rough it up a bit at the top of the braid, and pull the strands to loosen and fatten it up.

Want us to create this style for you? Call 8919 0146 to make an appointment!

Monday, August 15, 2011

style file: THE BALLERINA BUN

IF YOU TRY TO DO 'THE BALLERINA BUN'
but everytime you try to do it, it falls flat...
here's the help you may just need! 


Saturday, August 13, 2011

happy WEEKEND

SOME EYE-CANDY - WITH GOOD HAIR - FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE...
 HAVE AN AMAZING WEEKEND!
love the Mana girls
X

Friday, August 12, 2011

instant BIG HAIR


LOVE BIG / BACK-COMBED / MESSY HAIR?
Yes ~ you gotta check this out!
CLICK HERE for more product details
or pop into Mana!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

keep your COLOUR

AVOID BAD THINGS. HAIR HAS VICES, TOO... 
They are: overzealous heat styling, chlorine, excessive washing, and the sun. 
If your hair turns green or brassy, wash with a purple-tinted shampoo once a week. And prevent future damage by coating hair in conditioner before you go to the beach or pool. 
If your hair turns dry and crunchy from overzealous heat styling, try a deep-conditioning mask once or twice a week at home. If that fails, ask your colourist for an in-salon glossing treatment.
Call 8919 0146 to make an appointment

Monday, August 8, 2011

colour CHANGE

HAVING TROUBLE DECIDING WHETHER TO GO DARKER OR LIGHTER?
Here's some tips that will help you find the perfect shade...

GO BLONDE IF YOU...
Have lots of pink in your skin: A cool, baby blonde is gorgeous with rosy skin freshens the face yet prevents the skin from looking too flushed. Conversely, rosy skin (or even just a face full of bubble-gummy makeup) will clash with warm, brown hair.
Want to cut your hair short: When a short haircut is really hot, it's always on a blonde - this is probably partly due to highlights' ability to play up a style's shape.
Need a lift: Going blonde can adds brightness to your look—and your outlook.

GO BRUNETTE IF YOU...
Have very thin hair: Darker strands add dimension and the illusion of thickness to fine, airy hair. To add extra depth, colour the under-layers a slightly richer shade than the top.
Have an olive complexion: No skin tone is better suited to chocolaty strands. A rich brown will counteract your complexion's tendency toward sallowness, as well as make your eyes and teeth look whiter.
Can't deal with high-maintenance hair: Keeping up with lightened locks is costly and time-consuming, while going darker can require as few as two visits a year. Brunettes also have an easier time colouring at home because you're not removing pigment (as you must to go blonde) and don't have to worry about brassiness.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

style FILE

WE LOVE THESE 'MESSY' DO'S
To DIY: Spray hair with a Surf Spray, for that really great dry texture, before blowing it dry, scrunching the hair in handfuls. Create a low, pinned knot by dividing hair into two pieces and tying them together like you would with shoe laces—allow a chunk of hair to fall in front of one eye for an“effortless, urban, just-walked-off-the-beach style.
For a variation, like the style below:
Instead of 'tying' your hair, randomly pin top layers up just above the nape of the neck ~ while allowing the underneath layers to hang loose!

Monday, August 1, 2011

younger-looking LOCKS

DID YOU KNOW... ?
"Hair that gleams can send a clear sign that you're young and in your prime, whatever your actual age," says Helen Fisher, Ph.D., biological anthropologist at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Because youth is associated with fertility, humans are wired to interpret it as a sign of attractiveness.
(Shiny hair = young = irresistible!)
Follow these rules to restore luminosity and offset the dulling effects of heat styling and too-frequent colour touch-ups.
Amp up colour.
Youthful hair is packed with pigment-making cells functioning at full tilt, which makes for rich, saturated, light-reflecting colour. Could your strands use a little professional help? In the salon, ask for a warm shade (think butter blonde, caramel brown, copper) that's similar to your natural color so it won't require more upkeep than you have time for.
Or brighten up with highlights:
Adding a few random, subtly lighter strands around your face gives the illusion of extra shine. To help colour sink in more evenly (which turns up the shine factor), use a deep-conditioning mask before and after you colour; repeat treatments once a week to keep your hair looking luminous.
Call Mana 8919 0146 to make an appointment
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