Archives for March 2009

Latest Japanese Women Hairstyles 2009 | Asian Hair Styles

This post is for all the women here – presenting the lastest asian hair styles and gorgeous looks from Japan for 2009! Waves and perms are still the ‘classics’ in Japan. You might find that some hairstyles are probably the same with slight varation, but the difference lies in the hair colors. Japanese women are known for their creativity and adventurous attitude towards their hairstyles, especially when it comes to experimenting with new colors.  Somehow they have this flair of choosing the right hair colors that go well with their skin tone and features.  So do take a look at the many pretty and gorgeous hair dye colors that will suit asian women in this post.

Japanese Women Hairstyles 2009

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13 Asian Hair Dye Tips | Asian Hair Dye Care

1. Before we go for hair dye, we should have a good understanding of the available hair highlighting colors and those suitable for asian hair, rather than just blindly expect our hairstylist to work miracles and give us what we want.

2. As majority of asians have yellow skin color,  asians must try to avoid yellow color, because it will make the person look sick. The all-time safe hair dye colors for asians are brown or dark brown. These colors are suitable as whole hair color or as  hair highlights and they are more suitable for those in 25-50 age group.

3. Violet, red and burgundy are popular asian hair dye colors, especially during festive seasons like Chinese New Year, it will also suit asians. These colors will also suit short hairs or as highlight hair colors for those with long hair. Dyeing of whole hair with such colors are more suitable for those in age group of 20-35, as they will look not too young or too mature to carry off these bright colors.

4.  As a general rule of thumb, those with fairer skin can choose from wider selection of hair dye colors or more drastic hair colors against their skin color, whereas those with darker skin have narrower choices.

5. Hair should not washed before hair dye, as our hair secretes natural oil that can help protect the hair against the chemicals in hair dye. It also helps to protect our scalp and prevent infection. There is no need to worry, as the grease on our hair will not have any negative effect on the  application of new hair color. If you wash your hair before hair dye (worse if you use fingernails to scratch your scalp during washing), it might result in sensitive scalp and can cause itchiness or infection later on. Moreover, washing your hair causes your sweat pores on scalp to be opened and making it vulnerable to harmful particples. If you apply hair dye immediately after washing, it will absorb the harmful hair dye chemical! So do keep in mind at all cost – NO WASHING of hair before hair dye!

6. Hair salons usually carry a range of hair dye brands. Those touted as better quality and more expensive hair dye brands with attractive features (such as moisturizing hair color) will only help to lessen the damage to the hair. The truth is there is actually no such thing as moisturizing hair dye. Your hair will still get damaged during the process, as long as chemicals are used. Even the best hair dye brand is no gurantee against allergies. There is NO hairdye that does not use any harmful chemicals, the issue is how extensive the damage can get or how good the damage control is.

7. Do you like to have odd colors like bright fiery red, bright pink, blue, green or blonde? If you are an asian, you most likely have to bleach your hair to get the desired results, as asian hair are naturally dark and such colors will not be achieved without first bleaching. In fact, the more drastic the desired color is from your natural color, the more you have to bleach. However, the bad news is bleaching is the most toxic form of chemical you can feed your hair. If your hair is not of optimal health, bleaching can ruin your hair with immediate effect! Unless you have lots of money to do expensive hair treatment every week, asians should avoid bleaching their hair. Those celebrities you see on television with such hair colors either have very bad hair quality and they managed to disguise it, or they religiously do good hair treatment every week to protect their hair. If you really want to bleach, make sure you find professional help and avoid DIY, as it could get very messy and damaging.

8. Comb your hair with a wide tooth comb before applying hair dye.

9. Avoid using hair dryer for long time or perm your hair immediately after a hair dye, as this will not just ruin your hair color, it will also damage your hair big time. If you want to perm your hair, a recommended time should be 7 days before or 7 days after the hair dye.

10. Its best to wash your hair 3 days after the hair dye, as this will maximize the absorption of  the hair dye color and make it last longer. Also, try to keep out from the sun for this will cause your hair color to fade out.

11. For those with skin allergy, it is best to avoid going for hair dye, unless you can put up with the itch.  

12. How your new hair dye color turns out depends on several factors like how healthy your hair is and how well it absorbs the color particles. If you have healthy hair,  with dense hair quantity and a natural shiny black color, then you have the best hair condition and the hair dye color will most likely turn out well and will be what you desired.

13. Last but not least, natural black hair works like a charm for asians, especially for asian women. It is the only asian hair color that asians look the best and most unique in. It is also shiny and reflects light whether is it indoors or outdoors, these are special qualities that dyed black hair can’t really achieve. So for those with natural black hair should treasure their hair and celebrate it by wearing it natural once in a while!

How To Create Your Own DIY Bob Hairstyle | Asian Hair

This is for all the gals who have shoulder length straight hair who love the short bob hairstyle look  but have yet to go for it. Well, you don’t have to go for the actual cut. Here’s an interesting and simple DIY method to create a unique asian bob hairstyle, it looks fantastic and allows you to have the best of both worlds, you can have wear it short anytime you feel like it. This works only on layered shoulder length straight hair, if you try it on non-layered hair or permed hair, it will look funny.

 

 

1. Pin up the top section of your hair with a hairclip.

 

 

2.  Twist the rest of your hair tightly.

 

 

3. Roll the twisted hair into a bun sideways and secure it with a black pin, make sure that the back of your hair is a bit loose. This will help to ‘push-up’ the bob later on.

 

 

4. You can add a flower pin or other nice hair pin accessory to the bun for a unique look.

 

5. Release the top part of your hair and back comb a little to create  the ‘fluffy look’

 

6. For the final touch, add some hair spray to make your hair sit and maintain the shape. And there you go…the DIY asian bob hairstyle!

Korean Fashion Designer Andre Kim’s Fashion Videos | Korean Videos

Famous Korean fashion designer Andre Kim is well-known for his grand and elaborate clothing design. Even his fashion shows are grand affairs and he always invite famous Korean male and female celebrities to be his catwalk models for every season.

Korean fashion designer Andre Kim’s fashion show in Wuxi, China.

Choi Ji Woo’s and Won Bin’s debut in Andre Kim fashion show in 2007

Andre Kim 2009 Fashion Show – Fashion Fantasia – in Bangkok

Andre Kim 2009 Fashion Show at Bangkok, featuring Lee Jun Ki

10 Great Hair Care Tips | Asian Hair Care Tip

If you watch the tabloids, you know that even the stars have bad hair days. It just seems that when the professional stylists are out of the picture, it is inherently human to have a less than glamorous hair. Whether you have asian hair or not, you can do your part to stay ahead of the battle by following these great tips for hair care.

1. Use a professional conditioner that is formulated for your specific hair type. While you can skimp a little on the shampoo, a good, professional conditioner is a must have. Look for products in salons that are customized for your hair type. For instance: If you have color or a perm, choose a conditioner that is for chemically processed hair. And stay away from those all-in-one shampoo and conditioner combos. If you have asian hair, you can try Japanese brands, as these products are usually made for asians.

2. Choose a cut tailored to your face and body shape. The number one mistake that people make when choosing a new hairstyle is to pick a style based on popularity rather than how it will enhance their features. Always choose a new cut based on how it will enhance or detract from your facial features and build. If you have broad shoulders, choose a full-bodied cut over a close cropped head hugging do.

3. Don’t forget your UV protectants. Just as your skin gets damaged by wind and sun, so does your hair. To combat this, look for finishing products such as mousses, gels and sprays that block UV rays.

4. Keep your appointments. Did you know that your hair will split faster than it will grow? You need to get a trim every 6 to 8 weeks, even if it’s just a micro trim. A good hairdresser makes them good because they know what to leave on the head, not take off.

5. Leave chemicals to the professionals. There is a reason why beauticians need to go to school to learn how to handle chemicals and hair processes. You can do irreparable damage with these products even if the package says that it’s way easy. And even if you don’t make your hair fall out, you could end up looking like a clown and paying a stylist big bucks to fix your mess. (Note: Most stylists charge double the rate for corrective color than they do for normal color processes)

6. Get color for interest and body. Every cut needs a little bit of color to make it truly breathtaking. No matter whether your taste is subtle or dramatic, you can add interest and volume to your tresses with a color process. Highlights, lowlights, all over color, gray coverage, you name it, it’s all good for your look.

7. Do weekly conditioning treatments. Even if your hair is extremely healthy, it is constantly on the attack from wind, sun, cold and heat. During the summer months, your hair is battered even more when it absorbs chlorine and other chemicals from your pool.

8. Get an ionic ceramic flat iron. Instead of frying your hair with a conventional metal plated flat iron. Straighten your tresses, add shine and infuse moisture with one of the a negative ionic flat irons. We personally use T3 irons for all our work.

9. Choose your styling products wisely. Avoid products that leave build-up on your hair. If you see white gunk, that means that your product is not water-soluble and may be coating your hair shaft. Build-up causes limpness, breakage and inability to curl not to mention the white flakes.

10. Did you know that if you use a towel after your shower to dry your hair you are causing split ends and adding static electricity to your hair. Don’t rub the towel back and forth over your hair, scrunch the towel around your hair like your would scrunch crackers in your soup.

While all of these tips won’t make you look like you’ve hired a personal hairdresser, they will help you look the very best that you can each and every day. When it comes to hair care, remember that you wear your hair everyday. Now isn’t it worth the time, effort and money that it takes to keep it looking spectacular?