Sweet Short Hairstyles for 2013

If long flowing hair is to feminine princesses, short sweet hair is to sweet and charming ladies. Short hair styles are an excellent alternative to the flowing locks of spring, the many trendy cuts giving a very personalized feel to show off a bright girl’s personality. You think you’re ready for a short change? Scroll down to view our suggestions.

Asian Women Hairstyles

Asian Women Hairstyles

This fresh and simple hairstyle is a wearable take on the popular mushroom hair. Mess up and curl the short locks artfully for an out-of-bed look and liven up with brown highlights.

Asian Women Hairstyles

Asian Women Hairstyles

You can also wear the mushroom hair in a sleek bob, adopting a cut that can be worn by girls, boys and of course, children. Play up your femininity with a bright coral lip and counter with your favorite loose sweater.

Asian Women Hairstyles

Asian Women Hairstyles

Cut edges to your short hair with layers down the nape of the neck, adding dimension to an otherwise boyish style.

Asian Women Hairstyles

Asian Women Hairstyles

For a less drastic cut, let the ends dangle past your chin and just above the shoulder with this comfortable short hair style. The curves and the characteristic full bangs will give you a doll-like look.

Asian Women Hairstyles

Asian Women Hairstyles

Not a fan of full short hairstyles? Go thin. The sharp edges of a style such as above gives a chic, rebel girl vibe that may just suit you.

You should be raring to run to a salon after these great short hair suggestions. Additional tips: always consult your trust hair technician specially if this is your first time going short. Enjoy saving on shampoo and hair drying time!

Source: Xiumei.com

Asian Women Hair Colors and Styles For Spring 2013

Winter transitioning into spring signal three things returning to colorful life–leaves, fashion and hair styles. If you are an ardent follower of this site (and we thank you), you would know we have covered our fair share of exciting Asian spring fashion. However, a fashion statement is not quite complete without the crowning glory, so let’s take a look at some fresh options for your new spring look. We leave the colorful decision to you.

Asian Women Hairstyles

Orange bob

The bob is always a favorite cut. It is a double edge style of chic and low maintenance. Give it a pop of color by wearing in a bright orange shade that best suits your skin color.

Asian Women Hairstyles

Hair for spring flows wine and wavy.

Wine is the new shade of brunette. Opt for this color dancing between red and brown for a unique hair color. Wear in flowing waves to complete the sophisticated look.

Asian Women Hairstyles

Hair that is prim and proper like a princess.

Go modest and feminine in sweet curly long hair that gently frames the face and neck for a modern princess vibe.

Asian Women Hairstyles

Sexy rebel princess look with long cascading messy curls.

Or you can go the polar direction and be the sexy rebel princess. For this unique look, crimp long hair in portions to give this messy, cascading curls that fall on your shoulders.

Asian Women Hairstyles

Fluffy hair that sways as if in a shampoo commercial.

Spring air is friendlier to fluffed up hair. Take advantage by letting your hair loose and volumized to for more body. Make sure to blow dry your hair upside down and apply volumizing spray at the roots for this look.

Asian Women Hairstyles

Long curls for volume and glamour.

Be the glamor girl of spring by riding the trend of long low curls. Concentrate your curling or flat iron on the lower section of your long locks to create big bouncy curls for a greater oomph of volume and sass.

Asian Women Hairstyles

Sweet, chic and stylish.

Not a fan of volume but also tired of your stick straight hair? Give it a new spin with this updated take of wavy hair. The looser spring curls is just enough to give your hair body, but not to the extent of big tight curls. Ask your stylist to snip off your bangs to frame your face.

Asian Women Hairstyles

The updated spring plait will show off your face without losing focus on your tresses.

If you have been there, done that with bangs, then try tying a pretty plait on your fringe. This style will show off your pretty face, while your curly tresses cascade prettily down your shoulders. Try this look in your shade of reddish-brown to suit the warmer spring weather.

Usher in thee new weather with any of these fun, flirty spring hairstyles and enjoy the colors of spring!

(Source: Xiumei.com)

Fimo Nail Art Canes

Here’s a post for all the ladies who are into nail art. The fimo nail art is the latest trend to hit the manicure and nail art industry. Fimo is a form of polymer clay made by German company ‘Staedtler’. Being a soft material, they are very versatile and can be used to make sculptures, beads and canes.

The fimo nail art canes are the latest nail art decorations to hit the market and they look like these below.

Fimo Nail Art Canes

Fimo Nail Art Canes

They look so colorful and yummy that we could eat them as candies! This is precisely why they are so popular because not only are they pretty and cute, they are also easy to use, perfect for beginners trying out nail art for the first time. If you suck at drawing on your nails, then these are the great alternatives to decorating your nails besides the usual stickers and beads.

All you need to do is to slice the cane in thin slices and stick them on top of your painted nails, then coat a layer of transparent nail varnish over to secure them. You can also add your own drawing to make your nails look more picture perfect. Words ain’t enough, so here’s some videos to show you how to use them and how they look like in real.

Here’s a video on how to store your fimo:

With these fimo nail art, you can easily experiment with different looks or let your imagination run wild by creating new works of art!

Get your fimo nail art canes at bargain prices over Lighinthebox.

How To Create An elegant Korean Bun

Fancy the elegant bun that Korean women seem to wear so effortlessly? Here’s the secret to how it’s being done.

Korean Bun

Korean Bun

 

Step 1:

Brush your hair.

Korean Bun

Korean Bun

 

Step 2:

Tie your hair into a loose ponytail using a thin elastic band that is closest to your hair color.

Korean Bun

Korean Bun

 

Step 3:

Poke your fingers into the center portion of your hair and pull it apart gently to loosen it a little. This is to create a small opening.

Korean Bun

Korean Bun

 

Step 4:

Pull your ponytail up and push it through the opening. This will create a ‘V’ shape hair roll like below.

Korean Bun

Korean Bun

 

Step 5:

Split the the rest of the ponytail into two sections.

Korean Bun

Korean Bun

 

Step 6:

Twist the two portions together (not too tight) and pull it up.

Korean Bun

Korean Bun

 

Step 7:

Stuff the hair into the ‘V’ intersection of your hair roll to make it into a bun.

Korean Bun

Korean Bun

 

Step 8:

Secure the hair bun with hair pins.

Korean Bun

Korean Bun

 

Step 9:

Voila! By now, you should have an elegant looking bun, which you can simply wear as it is, if you like.

Korean Bun

Korean Bun

 

Step 10:

You can also decorate your bun using a nice hair clip like below, or choose one with sparkling rhinestones for a more formal look.

Korean Bun

Korean Bun

So there you go, the ten steps of creating a classic and elegant looking Korean bun effortlessly. In fact, this is one of the easiest bun to create and only takes 5 minutes!

The Thick Eyebrows Look Adored By Korean Female Celebrities

The ‘straight thick eyebrows’ trend among Korean celebrities

SNSD Hyo Yeon's Makeup

SNSD Hyo Yeon’s Makeup

Straight eyebrows seems to be getting popular with Korean female celebrities these days. Long, thick eyebrows gives the impression of innocence, kind, gentle and feminine. When SNSD’s Hyoyeon first started her entertainment career, she used to have curved eyebrows, which she had them straightened subsequently to look more feminine.

Moon Geun Yoon's Makeup | IU's Makeup

Moon Geun Yoon’s Makeup | IU’s Makeup

Another good example of Korean actress with straight thick eyebrows is Moon Geun Young. Her eyebrows are her signature look, which she had them since young and she doesn’t need to do much to draw or fill them, other than just regular trimming and maintenance. Singer IU  also have a preference for straight eyebrows.

Will this suit me?

So how to tell if straight thick eyebrows are for you? Indeed, everyone’s different and this type of eyebrows might not suit all. As a rule of thumb, your eyebrows’ thickness should match the size of your forehead and cheekbone. The higher your forehead or cheekbones are, the more you can pull off the thick look. If your face is wide, your eyebrows should be drawn longer to make your face look slimmer. The size of your eyes also determine the thickness of your brows – large eyes go with thicker brows, smaller eyes thinner brows. Also, try to refrain from going too thick or too dark on the eyebrow heads, otherwise it can make you look stiff and unnatural.

Matching eyebrows and hair color

4Minute Kim Hyun Ah's Makeup | SNSD Yoona's Makeup

4Minute Kim Hyun Ah’s Makeup | SNSD Yoona’s Makeup

Hair dying is common and most people probably change their hair colors at least twice in a year. To look natural, dye your eyebrows in the same tone of your hair color. Take cue from 4minute’s  Kim Hyun Ah, who had her hair and eyebrows dyed in the same blond color. Yoona from SNSD looks gorgeous too after dying her hair and eyebrows in a reddish-brown tone.

The shape of our eyebrows can influence how we look. For example, thin eyebrows can be vintage looking on some people, whereas thick eyebrows might look fierce on others. As Asians tend to have flat features, the right type of eyebrows can help to enhance the rest of the features. It pays to spend some time and money on eyebrow grooming. Besides getting the right shape, eyebrow makeup kits are also essential tools for creating the perfect brows.

Eyebrow Makeup Kit – How to Groom and Draw Your Brows

Eyebrow Makeup Kit

For a neat and clean look, pluck the stray brow hairs off first before deciding on the best shape for your eyebrows. If you are not sure of what shape will suit you or not confident in shaping your eyebrows, consider going to professional eyebrow salon for help. Popular cosmetic shops like Shu Uemura and Benefit also provide eyebrow shaping services to help people create beautiful eyebrows.

The two main tools used for drawing eyebrows are the eyebrow pencil and eyebrow shadow. A penciled brow is less natural-looking and can look harsh if not done properly, whereas using powder to fill in the brows can create more gentle and natural brows, which is easy for beginners to apply. The downside is eyebrow shadow is not as lasting as the pencil.

If you are choosing powder, use a brush with a slanted tip to fill the powder into the eyebrows and then use a pencil to draw the ends of the eyebrows. Finish off by filling in a little gradation underneath the eyebrows using the pencil, which will help make your brows look clean and neat (kind of like a gentle outlining). If you want to soften the ‘harshness’ of your brows, try applying some press powder over it or use an eyebrow comb to even out the color.

(Source: This article was originally posted at Korea.com)

Romantic Braided Hair Styles

Thinking of trying new ways to style your hair? Braided hairstyles could just be ideal thing to try! Braided hair is not just reserved for children and teenagers. Whether is it tight braids, loose braids, side braids or braided buns, there are various ways to braid your hair to create different looks that are stylish and sophisticated enough for women, regardless of your age.

Braided Hairstyles

Braided Hairstyles

A three dimensional effect done from simple braids. A long hair that’s partially in uneven sizes and braided to the ends. All braids are unevenly distributed in the whole head to get a more personalized look.

Braided Hairstyles

Braided Hairstyles

The entire front part of the hair is braided to get the headband effect. A small tails at the back was made by tying the end of the braid using an elastic band. The entire braid was kept loose to give the refreshing looks. Pins can also help secure the hair.

Braided Hairstyles

Braided Hairstyles

A simple full braid done by gathering the hair at the lower center part of the head. Braid was it not too tight as well and embellished with flowers to give a more natural look.

Braided Hairstyles

Braided Hairstyles

All the hair was gathered at the back and formed a bun. To give the hairstyle more life, small parts of the hair from the front was braided and joined to the bun. This will also look good if 6 small equal parts was braided rather than 4.

Braided Hairstyles

Braided Hairstyles

Four small equal amounts of hair were taken from the front part. Those were individually braided not too tightly and added to the entire hair bun. Flowers were used to embellish the look and it gives a more natural and sweet effect.

Braided Hairstyles

Braided Hairstyles

A complex braid was done on the back part of the head, over the natural flowing hair. Done by gathering the half-top part of the hair from ear to ear and braided it. This look will give you a young and refreshing aura.

Braided HairStyles

Braided HairStyles

A simple yet classy side braid done by pulling the hair on one side and braiding it. A thin black ribbon was added to contribute to glamor.

Braided Hairstyles

A French braid done  in the middle part of the head. Flowers were added as an  accent. Simple yet elegant, this hairstyle is perfect for any formal occasion.

Braided Hairstyles

A complex type of braid done on the lower part of the head. Sophisticated and fashionable which will surely add beauty to your aura.

 (Image Sources: lady8844.com)

5 Bad Habits That Women Should Ditch

1)    Wearing High Heel Shoes Everyday

Wearing High Heel Shoes Everyday

Killer Heels (Image Source)

We all know that wearing stilettos or those strappy 4-inch heels look great with our outfits. They give our height a boost and make us look ultra-sexy and feminine. The thing is, if you are going to wear just that every day, you are highly likely to develop chronic health issues someday.

High heels not only affect your walking posture, it can also place unnecessary stress on your knee joints and cause arthritis to develop. Long term wearing of high heels can also cause chronic back pain because your body will lean forward automatically when you are wearing heels. The poor body alignment is what causes back pain.  Pointed high heel pumps can easily cause bunions to grow on your feet which are painful and difficult to heal.

The higher your heels are, the higher your risks of tripping (think models who trip on runways!). If you are not walking correctly or maintaining the right posture while strutting in those killer heels, it is very easy to trip and sprain your ankles, especially when you are walking down the stairs. If you must wear heels daily, try not to go above 3 inches. The best is to alternate your killer heels with other types of shoes like 3 inchers, ballet flats and wedges in between to give your lovely feet a well-deserved break.

2)    Carrying Heavy Bags

Heavy Bags

Heavy Bags (Image Source)

Do you fancy big tote bags because you simply like to dump all your stuff and necessities inside and not having to worry about leaving anything out? Chances are, your bag is always heavy and you have way too many ‘necessities’. Many women are guilty of this, including myself. We can’t leave home without our comfort items like makeup pouch, perfume, medication box, credits cards, loyalty cards and blah blah. We think they are necessities but how many times have we actually use them?

If your bag is anything more than 2kg (some women carry 5kg bags!), it’s likely that you will experience pain and tension in your upper body someday. Carrying a heavy bag is like carrying weights on your shoulder. It will stress your shoulders, arms, neck and back. The weight of the bag disrupts the blood circulation in your upper body, which is why you will feel sore, pain or numbness on your shoulders and arms.

To avoid this, plan your bag inventory in advance each day and bring only what you need for the following day. You can try short-listing your makeup kit and use a smaller pouch, transferring some lotion to a mini bottle, or leaving out some items completely (do you really need your phone charger?).

Plan for a few ‘mini bags’ days in a week, so you will be trained to think creatively and pack only what you need. So what if you really need to use a comfort item that you happen to leave it out that day? Well, such things do happen, but not all the time. Take it in good stride and see you can borrow from someone else, or simply make do without it that day.

3)    Wearing The Wrong Bra

Wearing Wrong Bra

Wearing Wrong Bra (Image Source)

According to a research done, about 70% of women are wearing the wrong bra. Of these, they are either wearing a bra that is not the right size or one that does not give them the right support. An ill fitting bra will cause spillage, giving your boobies a weird shape, or form dreaded fat rolls to spill out from the sides of your bra around the upper back area. This is awful looking. The lumps of fats will be visible especially when you are wearing a tight fitting top. The wrong bra might also cause pain on your neck and back, or cause discomfort in the chest that can hinder your breathing and blood circulation. It can also result in bad posture and skin irritation. If you are unsure of what bra to go for, it’s always wise to consult the sales staff before you buy anything. They are usually trained in helping customers to identify the right type of bra and the right bra size that fits.

4)    Not Removing Your Makeup

Not Removing Makeup

Not Removing Makeup (Image Source)

Makeup is probably one of the most important things that women cannot live without. It makes us look pretty and give us the confidence boost. However, it can also be a double edged sword if we don’t make it a good habit to remove it before going to bed. Most women might have some experience of reaching home late and going straight to bed because they are too dead tired to even take a shower, let alone remove their makeup. If this becomes a habit, it will damage your skin. The makeup debris will clog your pores, making your skin hard to breathe, which in turn makes it dry. This can easily cause a nasty acne breakout that may be hard to treat or cause crow lines to develop over-time. There’s also a risk of getting blood-shot eyes or other forms of eye infection if the mascara or eye-shadow debris get into your eyes. So ladies, learn to love your skin better by making it a habit to remove your makeup before you sleep (more important than taking a shower!).

5)    Not Getting Enough Sleep

Not Enough Sleep

Not Enough Sleep (Image Source)

This one is probably one of the most common problems that women face. Due to busy lifestyles, work/family commitments and other distractions, women tend to sleep less than the required 8 hours. Many are even going to bed only after midnight, thereby missing the said optimal time for beauty sleep, which is from 10pm to 2am where our skin will be able to detoxify and rejuvenate most effectively. Most of us know that a lack of sleep will give us bad skin, dark eye-rings and awful eye bags. However, you probably might not be aware that not getting enough sleep can also result in several health conditions in the long run, such as fatigue, poor digestion, heart conditions, high blood pressure, bad mood swings or even depression. Women also tend to have a higher chance of experiencing sleep difficulty more than men. Hence, it is crucial to take good care of our bodies by sleeping at the right time and ensuring that we get a quality sleep each night.

A Sweet New Look for 2012 Women Short Hairstyle

One very popular hairstyle these days is the fresh look of a female pop short hairstyle. It goes beyond compare of women’s personality in fashion, signifying uniqueness and individuality. Women who are bored with wearing long hair are considering visiting their hairdressers for that short and very trendy short look.

A major feature of these short hairstyles is that women look younger and sweet looking. Aside from the very appealing look to a great deal of women, the short hairstyle is versatile. Perfect for casual occasions and looking absolutely sophisticated in formal settings. Short hair works perfectly for whatever occasion. Maintenance of short hairstyle is very easy compared to long hair requiring a very time consuming process. With short hairstyle, you’ve cut time more than half of it.

One of the most popular short hairstyle is the bob cut and pixie cut. It has been around for a long time and is considered a classic. Variations have been made since its creation, capable of enhancing the chic and elegant charm of women.  Many celebrities are sporting short hairstyles and have gained positive reactions from fashion experts as well as fans. The right facial texture and cheekbones can compliment women’s appearance minus the boyish look.

Short hairstyles are easy to keep up and style, but what can even make your short tresses stylish are bangs. It’s a great way to lighten up and compliment short hair. They soften a large forehead and make it look more edgy. An example is a layered short hair with bangs that outlines the face. Short hairstyles works well with any type of hair, whether thick or thin, straight or curly, all it takes is a proper cut. If hair texture is thin, a short hairstyle will make it look fuller. To achieve a younger looking appearance, a short hairstyle helps to look more youthful. Look stylish, chic and wrinkle free with short hairstyles. Try on little accessories like small bows and pretty clips and let your personality shine through.

Asian Women Short Hair Styes

Asian Women Short Hair Styes

Asian Women Short Hair Styles

Asian Women Short Hairstyles

Asian Women Short Hairstyles

Asian Women Short Hairstyles

Asian Women Short Hairstyles

Asian Women Short Hairstyles

Asian Women Short Hairstyles

Asian Women Short Hairstyles

Asian Women Short Hairstyles

Asian Women Short Hairstyles

 

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Need to Tame Frizzy Hair?

If you’ve got natural curls and waves, then chances are you often get frizz. Curly, coarse, wavy, and thick hair always scream for an extra dose of TLC. They do this (and you can tell they’re in dire need of attention) by becoming frizzy. In other cases, frizz is genetically determined. In places where heat is a force to deal with, it’s a by-product of humidity, pollution, and sun exposure.

In an attempt to tame the frizz some people tend to go to extremes such as altering the texture of the hair through rebonding or perming. This, ladies, isn’t going to be effective. Neither will ironing it flat and stick straight. The key is to get to the root of the problem.

Let’s take a look at how frizz happens:

You get frizzy hair because of the lack of moisture in your strands. Your hair the cuticles swell up in an attempt to  trap moisture in the environment, and this causes it to become unmanageable and frizzy. This happens when hair is dry, parched, and damaged mostly because of too much chemical exposure, frequent exposure to heat, and (sometimes) your heritage.

So what do you do about it?

First, you need to have an arsenal of moisturizing products. This means stocking up on intense moisturizing conditioners, masks, and hot oils. You’ll also need serum for that quick after-bath treatment.

Second, you’ll need a regimen. Do not shampoo everyday as it washes away your hair’s natural oils along with the dirt and grime that you want to do away with. Instead, wash it a couple of days apart. Use a sulfate-free shampoo. Use a moisture rich conditioner every time you shampoo your hair to replenish the moisture that’s lost in the process of washing. Deep conditioning and intense moisturizing ones are great investments. As much as possible, go for products that target dry, frizzy hair.

Your hair will also benefit from using hot oil at least twice a month. All it takes is 10 minutes, so I’m sure you’ll be able to find time for that. If you’re willing to go the extra mile, deep moisturizing masks done every week will help bring back life and luster to your crowning glory.

After rinsing your hair from conditioners, masks, and hot oils, you might have developed the habit of rubbing or wrapping it with a towel to get it dry. This you must avoid. Wet hair is at its most vulnerable state. Instead, use a paper towel, an old shirt, or a super absorbent microfiber towel to pat the hair dry and gently squeeze out the extra moisture.

Lastly, when styling your hair, try to avoid heat as much as possible. If you absolutely must use a flat iron invest in a ceramic one to minimize the damage. It uses infrared ionic heat to prevent damage. The same principle applies when you’re on the hunt for a blow-dryer. Ionic dryers use the same kind of heat and compresses the cuticles thereby locking off moisture that will make your hair go haywire. Before subjecting your locks to heat, always remember to apply a hairstyling protectant.

Love your hair the way it is. Your hair may be a handful when they’re dry and damaged, but once you infuse life to them, they’re such a pretty sight for all ladies.

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Korean Guys Trendy Hairstyles

Women of almost all ages are mesmerized with the looks of today’s popular Korean pop singers, movie and television stars. In view of this, young men try to pattern out their hairstyles hoping to get more attention from the ladies.

The popular trend now for Korean male is short bangs, medium at top, longer back and sides. This type of hairstyle mostly worn messy works great for those who have a casual edgy lifestyle. Most men choose a hairstyle that they think will go together with their overall style of living. The hairstyle should fit work or school requirements or whatever requirement one has for his personal life.

Those who want to appear rebellious or sporty looking wear their hair in a razor cut shag. The uneven cut shows a man to be very confident with a bit of defiance in authority. Korean actor’s hairstyles are best examples. Rain Lee and Lee Jun Ki are trendsetters in this category. Most of their hairstyle is long and messy but still has overall appeal.

Korean men style their hair in various manners, which works well with their thick and coarse hair texture. Asian hair is mostly thick, coarse, highly porous and straight, some even frizz during humid weather. Facial features should be taken into consideration.

Popular Asian male hairstyle often fall into the punk rocker category, but men nowadays tend to be more versatile when it comes to their hairstyles. They can be very simple but have some small spikes in every direction. In fact, they can be more creative than women when it comes to their locks.

In similar styles, young men have their hair trimmed thinner and layered. Ends are razor cut for texture giving it a look of unevenness. These styles can be achieved and controlled with gels to provide hold if one doesn’t want a perm cut.

 

*Images courtesy of www.lady8844.com