With a new year comes resolutions; resolutions for a new you. This year make a resolution to get new hair. Update your current style or try something completely new and different. A new hairstyle can give you the pick-me-up you need faster than any diet can, so try something out of the ordinary for the New Year for a big impact. Here are some styles straight off the runway to inspire your new hair for the New Year.
SHORT, STRAIGHT & SLEEK
Flat irons have not gone out of style in 2009. If you want chic hair for the New Year, chop your locks to shoulder length level a la Gwyneth Paltrow, straighten them and then add a shine boosting product like Pantene Pro-V’s Smooth and Shine Anti-Frizz Serum throughout locks to give hair a polished finish.
Gwyneth Paltrow's Sleek Style
Vanessa Hudgens' Mermaid Waves
The Little Mermaid is making a comeback in 2009! Well, at least her hair is! Mermaid waves are hot, hot and hot for the New Year. This style is so easy to get, you can literally style it in your sleep. Wash hair at night and then run a light styling cream throughout tresses. Try one like Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream, which will help to cut down on frizz and adds shine. Then braid hair into two to four braids, depending on how thick your hair is. Go to sleep and wake up to beautiful mermaid waves. You can also get this style on dry hair by using a 3-barrel curling iron like Hot Tools makes. Spray a heat protectant like Lanza’s Straight Line Thermal Defense Heat Protector on strands and then use the curling iron on 2” sections of hair at a time. When you are done, you should have gorgeous waves, reminiscent of Ariel herself.
If you are like many fashionistas out there, you cut your hair into an a-line bob in 2008. Although this style is still fashionable, you may want to switch it up a bit. Layering can help you do this while you grow out the short style. Add in some long layers towards the ends of hair, as well as a few texturized pieces around the face and voila, you’ve got a completely new style out of this short ‘do. Style with a blow dryer and round brush and add a texturizing paste like Tigi’s Bed Head Hard To Get Texturizing Paste on ends to give it added depth.
Article Written By: Kristle Jones; Kristle is an accomplished writer, cosmetologist, and mom from Southern California. She uses her knowledge and experience in the beauty and hair industry, as well as her experience as a new mommy, to write articles and blogs for DivaVillage.com and VillageMAMA.com.