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Pixie Considerations
5 Things to Consider Before Getting a Pixie
5 Things to Consider Before Getting a Pixie
The pixie is a trending cut that’s been gracing the heads of many lovely celebrities. I myself have been debating chopping off my chest-length hair for months now, yet can’t seem to make the cut. Just when I think I’ve garnered the courage to chop (well over) a foot of my hair off, I change my mind again. Let’s face it: Going for the pixie cut is not for the faint of heart.
If you are considering trying out the pixie cut, here are five factors to consider before making the big chop.
1. Facial Features
Although there's a short hairstyle to fit every woman, a true pixie is one of the shortest. Think about your facial features, your ears, your neck — are those features you feel comfortable showing the world 24 hours a day, seven days a week?
If you prefer to have the option of longer hair around your face, a pixie may not be for you. This is actually the biggest challenge for me, as I use my long hair as a “curtain” at certain times — for example, dropping my kids off at school when I don’t have a lick of makeup on!
2. Styling Time
The good news? With super short hair, styling time decreases dramatically. Bad news? Unlike longer hair, which you can throw into a quick ponytail on those rushed mornings, you will need to spend a few minutes styling your hair every day. Short hair can also equal insane bed head.
3. Products
Styling products are must-haves for shorter haircuts. Waxes and pomades add texture, movement and shine, and also keep frizz and puffy hair at bay. I’m sure I’ll be trying tons of new products when (and if) the time comes.
4. Accessories
Many women mention feeling different about their clothing necklines and jewelry once they make the chop. You might also feel the need to amp up your makeup a little bit. A bold, punchy lip color looks gorgeous with a pixie cut.
5. Confidence
When all is said and done, the one piece of advice I’ve heard the most is that your confidence matters most. If you rock a pixie with an assured smile, the compliments from friends, family and strangers will roll in.
Read more at: 5 Things to Consider Before Getting a Pixie
Zendaya Materializes Girl Power With Homage to Joan of Arc at Met Gala
Zendaya Materializes Girl Power With Homage to Joan of Arc at Met Gala
Zendaya Materializes Girl Power With Homage to Joan of Arc at Met Gala
Pretty isn't enough for Zendaya. Powerful is a much better bet.
In honor of the Met Gala, The Greatest Showman actress wore a custom Versace gown inspired by French heroine and Roman Catholic saint, Joan of Arc, courtesy of her longtime stylist Law Roach.
"When I knew the theme and Versace, we started the conversation, there were a lot of sketches from Versace and I started thinking about strong women who had a connection to religion," he told WWD. "I dreamt of Joan of Arc one night and called Versace and was like, ‘What if we did something to reference Joan of Arc?' They came back with really, really great sketches."
The result is a sensational chainmail gown that uses every texture from the armor from the days of the woman warrior. It starts with an armor-like collar, which holds on to panels that cover her arms, leaving a cold-shoulder cutout. The top and sleeves are made of chainmail, which has a lot more movement than the collar and drapes over her bust. The chainmail actually goes to the end of the dress, but Law added a metal, belted skirt to add an element to the epic look.
Read more at: Zendaya Materializes Girl Power With Homage to Joan of Arc at Met Gala
Watch Zendaya Explain the Ins and Outs of Extensions, Weaves, Wigs
Watch Zendaya Explain the Ins and Outs of Extensions, Weaves and Wigs
Hair extensions are a great hair accessory
Hair extensions are a great hair accessory. They allow you to try a new ‘do with little commitment. You can go from long to short or short to long and back again. You can experiment with colors or textures different from your own. Or you can use them to add volume to beef up a skimpy mane.
Some women wear extensions as a protective style while transitioning from chemically processed hair to their natural hair texture, so as not to compromise their healthy hair goals in the process. “The trend of wearing curly/textured extensions really ties into the overall natural hair movement and the desire by women to have options that fit within, rather than disrupt, their personal style choices,” says Ngozi Opara, certified hair manufacturer and founder of Heat Free Hair.
Others, such as celebrities, models and entertainers may wear extensions as a protective means to shield their hair from the daily stresses that it endures on a film set, photo studio or stage. Whatever your reasons for wearing extensions, choosing the right type for your needs and maintaining them properly is key.
Hair Extension Considerations
“The first thing you should do when considering getting extensions is that you should have a consultation with a professional hairstylist who specializes in extensions to determine the best match for your hair and desires. Bring in reference photos. You should have an idea of the style that you want and you can discuss with the stylist the best types of hair you would need,” says Amoy Pitters of Amoy Couture, a celebrity extension expert whose star clientele includes Joan Smalls, Naomi Campbell and Chanel Iman.
Depending on the type of extensions that you get, they can either last you a few months or a few days.
Tips for Maintaining Your Extensions
Treat them the way you would your real hair. “Naturally textured virgin hair extensions should be treated and cared for the same way you’d treat your own natural hair. Regularly washing, moisturizing and detangling your textured hair extensions is key to extending the life of the hair,” advises Opara.
Dry your hair well. Hair that hasn’t been dried properly can lead to scalp issues, including fungal ones. So if you have thick hair, be sure to clip your hair in sections and dry your braided sections thoroughly.
Don’t neglect your real hair. “Hair that hasn’t been maintained under a weave may begin to suffer from breakage or matting when the extensions are removed,” warns Pitters.
Remove them in a timely fashion. Extensions will damage your hair if left in too long. Pitters recommends redoing interlock sew-ins every 6 weeks and the braided sew-in version every 8 to 10 weeks.
Avoid oils. If you have glue-on bonded extensions, oils will break down the extension glue. And that is something that you don’t want to happen until you are ready to remove your pieces.
Take a break now and then. Allow your natural hair and scalp to breathe from time to time. Relieve the stress placed on your hair and scalp by waiting a week or two after removal of your extensions before getting them replaced.
Synthetic Hair vs. Human Hair Extensions
The main difference between synthetic hair and virgin hair extensions (human hair that has been untreated and uncoated) is that synthetic hair is artificially manufactured hair, while virgin hair is natural human hair provided by donors. “Quality and authenticity is very important when purchasing virgin hair extensions. So, it’s important to make sure you purchase from a reputable brand or retailer that can provide quality assurance,” says Opara. “Another difference between the two is the price and quality; synthetic hair is available at lower price points, but it does not last nearly as long as virgin hair extensions,” continues Opara. Virgin hair can last up to a year with proper care and maintenance. Human hair extensions can also be heat styled and colored, while synthetic hair can not.
And be aware that some women are allergic to synthetic hair. So if you opt to go the synthetic route, ask your stylist to attach a test strand before you fully commit. If done correctly, weaves can look gorgeous and unbelievably real.
Long-Term Hair Extension Options
Long-Term Bonded Extensions
Extensions are fused by a hairstylist to a few strands of your natural hair with a heat-activated, keratin-based polymer. This option allows for greater versatility and movement, but can be very damaging if removed improperly. Sew-In Extensions
Sew-In Extensions
Interlock Version: The hair weft is sewn down directly on top of your hair. Pitters utilizes this method for very fine or stick straight hair that can not support a braid. .
Braided Version: Pitters employs this method on clients with thicker manes or textured tresses. Hairpieces are sewn onto cornrowed tracks
Tape-In Extensions
Small hair wefts are taped to your roots. This type of extension is great for fine, blond hair because the point of attachment is barely visible.
Read more at: How to Maintain Flawless Hair Extensions
Sleek Top Knot Hair Tutorial
Sleek Top Knot Hair Tutorial
Sleek Top Knot Hair Tutorial
Zendaya's honey Blonde hair
How to Get Honey Blonde Hair Color at Home with Nice 'n Easy | Clairol
How to Get Honey Blonde Hair Color at Home with Nice 'n Easy | Clairol
Zendaya's Wavy-Curly Hair Tutorial
Zendaya's Wavy-Curly Hair Tutorial
Zendaya's Wavy-Curly Hair Tutorial
Zendaya on Playing Mysterious Michelle in Spider-Man
Zendaya on Playing Mysterious Michelle in Spider-Man
Zendaya on Playing Mysterious Michelle in Spider-Man
10 Times Zendaya Secretly Did Her Own Makeup for Major Events
Zendaya Shares Her Top Makeup Tips
Zendaya Shares Her Top Makeup Tips
Zendaya's French Twist
French Twist How To
French Twist Tutorial
Zendaya's Chignon
Adir Abergel, Shares How To Create Romantic Chignon Look
Adir Abergel, Shares How To Create Romantic Chignon Look
The crazy thing is, though, that Zendaya does her own makeup, like, a lot. And we’re not talking about some basic, no-makeup makeup for Instagram, or a swipe of shimmery eyeshadow and mascara for a small press event—we’re talking about insanely cool, expert-level smokey eyes and airbrushed contouring for huge red-carpet awards where most celebs wouldn’t dream of experimenting. Basically, Zendaya is a closeted pro.
And because we can’t live with this mind-melting knowledge in secret, we need to get the rest of the world excited, too. So we rounded ten of the prettiest, most-insane makeup looks that were all created by Zendaya herself, giving credence to the fact that if Zendaya weren’t an actress, she’d be an Insta-famous makeup artist.
Read more at: Adir Abergel, Shares How To Create Romantic Chignon Look
Zendaya Is the Best Dressed Butterfly on the Red Carpet
Zendaya Is the Best Dressed Butterfly on the Red Carpet
Just wow
Several celebrities have had butterfly dress moments on the red carpet this year (Margot Robbie, Vanessa Hudgens, etc.) But Zendaya Coleman and her stylist Law Roach took it to the next level today when Coleman stepped out at the Sydney premiere of The Greatest Showman dressed like an actual monarch butterfly. She wore a Moschino dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes
Read more at: Zendaya Is the Best Dressed Butterfly on the Red Carpet’
Zendaya, Actor, Activist, It Girl, "You Have The Power"
Zendaya, Actor, Acitivist, It Girl,
Zendaya, Actor, Acitivist, It Girl, "You Have The Power"
IT’S A SPRING NIGHT in Hollywood, and I’m driving down Sunset to meet Zendaya when my phone rings. It’s Darnell, her soft-spoken assistant. Though Zendaya is making her movie debut this summer in one of the season’s biggest blockbusters, Spider-Man: Homecoming, she is also still filming the Disney sitcom that planted her in the hearts of little tomboys everywhere—K.C. Undercover, in which she plays a teen spy who is both a math whiz and a black belt in karate. Darnell is calling to say she is running late; a fight scene is taking longer than expected. “She’s swinging from a chain right now,” he explains politely.
When the elevator opens onto Soho House’s lobby, I walk straight into our date for the evening: Zendaya’s father, Kazembe Ajamu, a 64-year-old former P.E. teacher from Oakland. (Her mother, Claire Stoermer, is also a teacher.) Ajamu is tall and sturdy, in jeans and a navy sweatshirt, with thin shoulder-length dreadlocks pulled into a half ponytail.
We’re here because, having by now spent some time with Zendaya (pronounced “Zen-day-a”), I’m trying to wrap my mind around how a 20-year-old Disney star could be so insanely normal. There are clues that her father, who moved with her to Los Angeles when she was thirteen, may be a key piece of the puzzle.
There is, for instance, a certain refrain running through the stories from her childhood. She lowers her voice into a spot-on imitation of Ajamu when she says it: “We’re going home.” It’s what he would say whenever Zendaya misbehaved. The time she carried on at her grandparents’ Thanksgiving table: “We’re going home.” The time she “acted like a diva,” as she puts it, on a Sears job: “We’re going home.” But while in person Ajamu does inspire the instant respect one reserves for, well, a supremely cool P.E. teacher—if he told me to run laps around Soho House right now, I’d abandon my glass of Malbec and strive for record time—he tells these same stories with a different emphasis.
“Man, she was two,” Ajamu says of the Thanksgiving incident, marveling at his daughter's iron will even then. “Got a block away from home before she finally gave up.” Of the Sears episode, he recalls her obstinate pleading: “Dad, I can’t go home a failure! I can’t not do this!” He shakes his head. “She’s a tough one, man. She goin’ all the way.”
All the way indeed. Five months after the July release of Spider-Man—it bears repeating that the juggernaut franchise is her first feature film ever—Zendaya will appear in her second, The Greatest Showman, a musical about P. T. Barnum starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Michelle Williams, scored by the Oscar-winning songwriting duo behind La La Land. Not only has she managed to parlay Disney stardom into a career in the most major of movies, she’s done it before her Disney days are even over.
Are there any grades left to skip? Designers swooped Zendaya up long ago. Michael Kors, who calls her “fashion-fearless,” helped transform her into an intergalactic Cher for last year’s Met gala. “I’ve got my cast of women,” Kors says. “I’m always looking for a new character. Not only does Zendaya love fashion but she understands that you can play a role when you get dressed.” In Dolce & Gabbana’s spring campaign, she was a tambourine-playing, sneaker-wearing Carmen Miranda on the shores of Capri. And jaws dropped at this year’s Met gala when she appeared on the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum as a tropical disco princess, wearing a Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda ball gown rendered in parrot print, a bold tangerine lip, and an enormous Afro.
Read more at: Zendaya on Spider-Man, First Love, Disney Stardom
Easy Braid Hairstyles You Can Wear from the Gym to Work
Easy Braid Hairstyles You Can Wear from the Gym to Work
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