Not long ago, mixing light hair with dark brows would lead to major side eye. Now the look is taking over and celebs like Cara Delevingne and Michelle Williams are showing that the former faux pas is now a hot trend.
Embracing Bold Brows
Eyebrows frame the face and help to show off your features. Now that thick, dark brows are back in style, they've become a natural accessory for those who want a bold look.
When filling in your brows, there's no need to get too extreme on the first try. Experiment with products and find what works for you. Start with a color that's just a bit darker than your hair color and work from there.
In the past, blondes tended to lighten their brows along with the rest of their hair for a clean and put together look. The result was a soft, feminine, and natural style.
Today, and with the bold brow trend taking over, more blondes are embracing an edgier look. Platinum shades took over in the summer months and many blondes are sticking with the light look into the fall. Tinting brows a bit darker can keep summer blondes on trend into the new season.
Brunettes shouldn't feel like they're missing out on the fun. While those with ultra light hair and dark brows will make the most impact, anyone can create contrast with the right colors. There are plenty of brow products on the market in a wide variety of shades. Find one that's a few shades darker than your hair color and practice filling in your brows to get the same effect.
If you have a few stray grays in your brows, ask for them to colored with their base/root color when having your roots touched up.
Experiment To Find Your Ideal Shades
Contrasting colors for the hair and brows are on trend, but the look may not be for everyone. For those who prefer a natural or softer look, sticking to matching shades may be a better option. If you love a bold and edgy look, you might want to give it a try.
While not everyone will want to run to the salon for a platinum blonde makeover, you can still experiment without a big commitment. If you already have light hair, start by using an eyebrow powder to darken your brows and see if you like the look. If you're ready to get serious about changing your style, talk to your stylist about slowly lightening your hair to a shade that will work with your coloring.
The experienced stylists at The Salon by Lora Brown can help you achieve the look you desire. If you're thinking of trying out the blonde hair and dark brow trend, get help from the pros. Or if you just want more color in your brows, we can create a natural base for eyebrow gels, pencils and color to help enhance their thickness.
As a woman, it’s easy to acquire tons of excess hair and beauty products.
You try something once or twice and it doesn’t give the results you expected, you receive gifts from friends, or your Birchbox goodies begin to pile up.
Or maybe you even purchase something you’ve heard great things about but forget to use it for a few months.
But do these hair products have a shelf life? The answer is, yes.
How Long Do Hair Products Last?
When it comes to keeping hair products, it can be difficult to know when long enough is too long. That frizz control spray your friend gave you may still be good a year later, right?
The lifetime of a product depends on several factors and varies from brand to brand. Here are a few things to consider before determining whether to trash that old shampoo:
When your hair product isn’t labeled, you can generally figure that unopened it will last around three years. Once opened, however, the longest you can expect it to last is one to two years. Oribe, for example, lasts approximately one year once opened.
What’s The Difference Between Natural And Chemical-Based Products?
Another thing to consider when it comes to the life of a hair product is what it’s made out of. Natural products often don’t last as long as those that are chemically enhanced. However, the benefits of using natural and organic products may outweigh the drawback of a lesser shelf life.
Natural products use ingredients like oils, minerals, and herbal extracts to nourish your hair, while chemically enhanced products use synthetic materials.
These synthetic materials can sometimes have adverse consequences for your health. And although occasionally more expensive, natural hair products help revive your tresses after years of harsh chemical care.
At The Salon by Lora Brown, we know what it takes to help clients achieve the gorgeous, healthy locks they crave. We only use Oribe products, which are made of natural, high-quality ingredients — no harsh chemicals.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get a look you love.
With dry winter weather here, we've got moisturizing on our minds.
Here are some tips to keep your hair healthy and hydrated throughout the dry winter months in the Texas Panhandle.
1. Wear A Hat
The most obvious way to protect your hair from the elements is to keep it covered when you're outdoors. Throw on a cute beanie during your morning run or evening out.
If you usually fall victim to the dreaded hat hair, try wrapping your hair in a scarf before adding the hat on top. Making a style statement when heading outside will save your hair from daily damage.
2. Wash Less Often
Hot showers may feel like heaven on a cold day, but the hot water can cause your hair more harm than good. A hot shower will take away some of the natural oils that help your hair stay moisturized on its own and will take away from your extra efforts.
It may be a bit hair-raising, but take cold showers instead. And rather than washing daily, take a couple days off in between and opt for dry shampoo. We love Oribe’s products to combat oily, flat hair.
3. Hold Back on Heat Tools
When your hair is dried out, it's more vulnerable to damage. Help your hair help itself by using less heat during the winter.
Blow dryers, hair straighteners, and curling irons pull the moisture out of your strands and add to the damage caused by the dry air outside.
Instead, embrace your hair's natural texture, which is all the rage right now. Let your hair air dry and use products to accentuate the texture, curl and volume.
4. Try A Hair Masque
Luxurious hair masques, like the Signature Moisture Masque from Oribe, are like a spa treatment for your dry hair. When left on the hair, the ultra moisturizing creams will soak in and condition your hair to hydrate it. Those with thick or super dry hair can use masques daily, while those with thinner hair or less damage should use them about once per week.
If you are busy, we also recommend sleeping in your hair masque. Be sure to remove moisture from your hair and massage in the masque. Place a towel on your pillow to prevent it from getting drenched.
5. Get A Trim
It makes sense that the ends of your hair are the most damage, as they've been exposed for the longest amount of time. Getting a regular trim will keep your hair looking and feeling healthy. Talk to your stylist about when you should stop in for a quick touch up.
There are several steps you can take to keep your hair healthy. To keep it looking and feeling its best, visit the professionals at The Salon by Lora Brown. Contact us today to make an appointment for a new cut, color or style for the new season.
At nearly $400, Dyson's new hair dryer has a price tag that will make nearly anyone do a double take.
We'll take a look at what Dyson says sets their hair tool apart from the rest and whether it lives up to the hype.
The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is a small but powerful hair dryer with a unique shape, made to dry hair without causing excessive heat damage.
The shape of the hair dryer includes a small but powerful motor in the handle, rather than in the top of the tool, making it more comfortable to hold while styling.
How Does The Dyson Hair Dryer Work?
Dyson invested a great deal of time and money developing the technology used for its hair dryer. What they came up with was a heat control system; a powerful motor allows the dryer to heat up quickly. Before the temperature reaches a level that can be harmful to hair, the processor adjusts itself to a safe temperature.
What Other Features Are Included?
With such an expensive price tag, those considering buying the hair dryer understandably expect more than just an average hair drying time. While the hair dryer doesn't work in record time, it does have some features that make it stand out in the crowd.
Those who have already given Dyson's cool tool a try rave about the design of the hair dryer. Because the company spent so much time developing the design and technology, those who love to be the first to have the latest and greatest products have been waiting to try it out.
While most didn't notice a difference in speed or strength, reviewers have noted that the design, heat protecting technology, and packaging are better than other products on the market.
Now that you have the facts, the question is would you pay $399 for Dyson's hairdryer? We’ll let you decide!
While high-end tools can help you style your hair at home, there are some tasks better left to a professional. If you're in need of a new cut, color or style, call The Salon by Lora Brown for an appointment.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.