What Is The Curly Girl Method? CGM Explained

Shout-out to all the curly-haired girls, this is your time! ‘The Curly Girl Method,’ is kinda like a hair lifestyle that gives you the perfectly defined curls you’ve always wanted. Many people who have wavy hair, start their curly hair journey only to discover they actually have really curly hair! If you’ve never heard of it or are still a little unsure of how it works, let’s break it down.

What Is The Curly Girl Method?

The Curly Girl Method is a hair care regimen developed in 2001 by Lorraine Massey and was created to help people with curly hair grow the healthiest natural hair possible.

Since curly hair is prone to frizz, dryness, and damage, her method is gentle and gives hair the best opportunity to grow without being prone to damaging chemicals. Her method is for all hair types whether African American Hair, Caucasian hair or anywhere in between.

The Curly Girl Method stresses the avoidance of all heated styling tools, sulfates, silicones and heavy manipulation to the hair. It also emphasizes using conditioner to wash the hair and to forego shampoos altogether. It’s all about loving and treating your curls with the ultimate respect.

Although the Curly Girl Method was designed for those with curly hair, the method can be used by those with nearly any hair type. Straight hair can be dry and damaged too, and the Curly Girl Method is an excellent way to replenish moisture, regardless of curl pattern.

So here’s how to build a curly girl hair routine:

Step 1. Final Wash

When you start with the method, you have to make a final wash – here you wash the silicone out of your hair and for one last time, you use hard sulfate in a product.

If you go straight into Curly Girl without a final wash it will result in buildup from the silicones used before. So final wash is about washing your hair one last time with a silicone-free, sulfate shampoo to get rid of all the Buildup From Silicones Used Before. It is important to use a shampoo that contains sulfate but not silicone, as sulfate is the only thing that can remove the silicone from the hair.

After the final wash you don’t need to wash it again with a curly girl approved shampoo. You can move to step 3.

Step 2. Cleanse Or Co-Wash

There are three types of cleansers to use when following the curly girl method.

Co-Wash(1, 2, 3), Low-Poo(1, 2, 3) And No-Poo(1, 2, 3). Here’s where it can get confusing and overwhelming. A co-wash is using a conditioner to “wash” your hair. However, for most people, if they use a regular conditioner to do this, their hair quickly becomes greasy, oily and weighed down. Instead, opt for a cleansing conditioner, or cleansing co-wash.

A low-poo usually lathers up slightly and uses curly girl safe commercial, cleansing ingredients. It’s typically more suited to low porosity, fine, wavy hair. A no-poo, like a co-wash, doesn’t lather up at all and contains natural ingredients, in their natural state. Co-washes and no-poos are typically more suited to dryer, curly to kinky-coily, high porosity hair types.

Step 3. Condition

This is usually where you find silicones, so it’s really important to check the ingredients when purchasing your conditioner, deep conditioner and leave-in conditioner.

After gentle shampooing or co-washing, you’ll rinse out the excess cleanser and condition your hair. Yes, even if you’ve co-washed, you need a separate conditioning step. Curly Girl friendly conditioners contain moisturizing oils and other natural ingredients, and avoid the use of silicones. Whatever you choose, you should comb it through your hair using a wide-toothed comb in the shower.


Step 4: Squish To Condish

What is squish to condish?

The principle behind Squish to Condish is that conditioner and water should work in unison to hydrate the hair, because water is the hydrating and moisturizing factor, the conditioner is just a medium to get water into our hair.


How to squish to condish?

After washing your hair normally, start with your head upside down. Make sure your hair is soaking wet.

Apply enough conditioner so that your hair feels like seaweed — super slippery. Work it through your hair to evenly distribute the product.

Squish! As you begin to rinse, gather the pools of the water and conditioner that are coming out of your hair into your hands. Plop your curls into the water and conditioner mix, and squish those curls. Tighter curl patterns may need to add more conditioner; just be sure to add more water and keep on squishing. Keep doing this until your hair is no longer dripping. If you’re concerned about messing up your curl pattern or causing frizz, just be sure you that are scrunching gently, and that your hair is wet enough.

Step 5: Style

Once you’ve cleansed and conditioned your hair, it’s time for the styling products.

Styling starts as soon as you finish rinsing out your conditioner. At this point, you should avoid combing or brushing the hair to avoid breaking up your curl pattern and creating frizz. Switch to scrunching instead, to encourage your natural curl pattern to form.

The most important thing is that you close the palm in a continuous motion up to the scalp, to get the product into the hair and help the curls on the way.

Make sure that whatever gel you use contains no silicones. Some people use nothing but gel, while others like to use other products.

Gently scrunch your hair with a t-shirt, paper towels, or a micro-fiber towel to remove excess moisture. A generic terrycloth towel will make your hair frizzy. You may wish to finger shape your curls at this time instead. After all the desired products have been applied, you can put the hair up in a ‘plop ‘.

You plop your wet hair after you’ve applied your styler and before you start to dry your hair. It will accordion your curls, helping them keep their defined, spiral shape, even after they dry.

If you have fine hair or looser waves, plopping can create lift at the roots, since your hair is drying on top of your head rather than being weighed down. And if on some days your waves or curls tend to disappear or look limp, this will enhance your curl pattern by scrunching up the curls while they dry.

Step 6. Dry

The time required to use the Curly Girl Method on your hair should be about the same as with your regular washing routine. However, if you usually blow dry your hair, you may not be used to the time needed to dry your hair naturally.

If this is the case, using a blow dryer with a diffuser on a low and cool setting is acceptable although not preferred. If you have short hair, even more time will be saved.

It’s important to leave the hair partially damp, so the hair doesn’t become damaged or overly dry.

photo by @marisascurls

Step 7. Breaking The Casts aka SOTC-Scrunch Out The Crunch

Once the hair is dry, it will be stiff or crunchy rather than soft. Lorraine Massey calls these crystal casts, the hard seal the hair gets outwardly, which feels stiff. To soften the hair, repeatedly scrunch the hair to break the casts.

To break the crystal casts on the scalp, gently run your fingers on the scalp and fluff, which is about to hug the hair until it becomes soft. This is the same movement as when you apply the product, you open the palm and hug the hair towards the scalp. In this process, one can use oil, to reduce frizz. The results will be soft, defined, shiny, and healthy curls.

Step 8. Refresh

Refreshing your 2nd and 3rd-day curls with the Curly Girl Method is pretty much the same as refreshing your curls any other time. The difference is that you’ll be using silicone-free products.

Silicone not only coats the hair, but it must also be removed with shampoos that have sulfates. Because the Curly Girl Method doesn’t use products that contain sulfates or silicone, the damaging silicone and sulfate cycle is broken.

This leaves your hair in a natural state. To refresh your curls, lightly spritz them with a silicone-free conditioner and water and oil mixture.

Pay a little more attention to the ends. It isn’t necessary to get the entire head wet.

Add just enough to get rid of any frizz. Individually twist wayward curls with your finger and lightly scrunch.

At the start of the method, one’s hair may well seem heavy, the greasy and the hair seems dry and not as soft as when using silicone-filled products, but it is only a transitional phase. This is quite normal, as the hair should just get used to the new method. You should not be depressed by the fact that you do not get large, rich curls or super lusty hair in the first few weeks, as it is a longer process to rebuild the hair again from within and as the months pass, you will achieve better results. A good idea is to take a picture when you start on the method, so that you always have something to compare with later.

The curly girl method focuses on your natural hair texture, embracing that wave and curl, and helping that hair to be as healthy as it can be. Broken down it is a method of washing and styling your curls without the use of heat or harsh chemicals.

Like many beauty regimens, the results will vary from person to person, but this method just might work for you. So, say good-bye to the frizz and split ends and hello to soft, healthy curls.

Let us know if you have or are going to try the curly girl method, in the comments below.

12 Hair Mistakes We All Make – STOP Doing THIS To Your Hair

With so many things to worry about in a day, taking the time to think about if your habits are doing damage to your hair, may never have occurred to you.

Our hair is put through stress every day, which can lead to damaged, dull, brittle hair over time. While some bad hair habits are easy to identify, most times, you’re actually DESTROYING YOUR HAIR without even knowing it. To help you with your hair care checks and balances, we compiled a list of common mistakes you might be making! And remember,  , especially when it comes to something as important as your mane!

  1. Ponytails And Braids

Have you ever removed a ponytail after a long day of having your hair up? If your scalp feels sore or itchy, there’s a good chance you had your hair pulled back too tightly. When you pull too hard on your locks, it can affect the roots near your scalp. This can cause hair thinning and irritation. You might notice your hair starting to pull out easier.

Ponytails and braids can cause hair to break, especially if your style is pulled tightly. Braiding or putting your hair in a ponytail when it’s wet, can cause damage sooner because wet hair is more fragile.

When you do tie your hair back, choose a low, loose ponytail instead. Or, opt for looser styles like a messy bun.

  1. Over Using Dry Shampoo

Just like throwing your hair up in a ponytail, dry shampoo can be a great option when we’re in a pinch. And while a quick post-gym spray before an unexpected happy hour is perfectly harmless, you probably don’t want to switch out too many regular hair washes with a dry shampoo spritz. don’t switch regular hair washes with dry shampoo.

One to two dry shampoo uses per week it’s okay but more uses will allow for a build-up on the hair shaft that can weigh down the hair, and cause increased inflammation. This can lead to increased susceptibility to damage as well.

  1. Towel Drying Your Hair

Towel drying may seem like the more gentle approach compared to blow-drying, but that’s not always the case.

Forcefully drying your hair with towel results in frizz and tangled hair, as well as breakages.

The next time you step out of the shower and wrap your hair in a towel turban, think again. Regular towels are usually made with rough, coarse fabric.

This leads to more friction when rubbing against the hair, creating frizz, pulling on fragile strands, and causing damage and breakage. Instead, opt for a microfiber towel, which glides easily over hair, reducing strain.

  1. Brushing Your Hair When Wet

Your hair is at its most fragile state when is  wet and is, therefore more susceptible to damage. Although it may be tempting to brush tangles out immediately after stepping out of the shower, allow your hair to dry at least half way before brushing.

During your shower, consider using a wide-toothed comb to work the conditioner through your strands. After, use a comb to work out tangles from the bottom, working your way up to the roots for the least damage. Bottom line: Use a brush only on dry hair and a wide-toothed comb on wet hair.

  1. Washing Your Hair Too Much

Shampoos can sometimes work too well, removing the oils your hair naturally produces resulting in hair that looks dull and dry. Our scalp produces natural oils essential for maintaining shiny, healthy hair. You don’t need to wash your hair every day, even if your hair is on the oily side! You should wash your hair every two to three days or even longer, if you can make it. Dry hair should be washed a maximum of two times a week using a shampoo with sulfate-free surfactants and high concentration of moisturizers, (glycerine, sodium PCA) to help mitigate dehydration.

Of course, there are other factors involved. If you work out and sweat a lot, you may not be able to wait three days. In that case, try rinsing with water, scrubbing the scalp, and conditioning your ends only.

You can use a little dry shampoo in your hair in-between washes!

  1. Using The Wrong Kind Of Shampoo And Conditioner

Not all shampoos are created for the same hair problems, so it’s important to identify what your hair goals are and shop for products accordingly. Use a lot of hair products on a daily basis? Opt for a clarifying shampoo to prevent buildup at the scalp. Suffer from dry hair? Use a shampoo infused with honey or oils to deposit moisture into your hair as you wash.

To avoid greasy strands, apply conditioner on the ends of the hair, where it truly needs hydration—not the scalp. Start with an amount about the size of a dime, and try to disperse it evenly throughout the hair. If needed, up the amount, but never exceed a quarter size.

  1. Skipping Out On The Heat Protectant

Much like protecting your skin with sunscreen, heat protectant works the same way to shield your hair from the detrimental effects of heat. Spraying a h eat protector on your hair proactively protects hair from heat damage, plus it seals in shine, calms frizz, and keeps hair from becoming dry. Seals In Shine, Calms Frizz, And Keeps Hair From Becoming Dry

  1. Your Hair Tools Are Way Too Hot

Hot tools are known culprits that rapidly suck moisture out of hair strands, literally frying your ends. You can opt to air dry instead of blow dry when you can and try going heatless a few days a week by experimenting with twists, buns, and braids.

Or you can safely heat-dry your hair with a few extra steps. Before blow-drying, Put a few drops of oil on wet hair to protect from damage while taming frizz and flyaways, you can also use a heat-protection serum. The most important step, however, is making sure your hair tools aren’t piping hot. This applies even when your hair is dry.

  1. You Sleep On A Cotton Pillowcase

Sleeping on a cotton pillow can lead to tangled hair and contribute to breakage. Satin pillowcases are very smooth which means that your hair won’t get tangled up while sleeping on them.

Cotton pillows are not nearly as smooth as satin ones and their roughness creates friction between your hair and the surface of the pillow which in turn can lead to hair breakage. In case of a satin pillowcase, your hair just kind of slides across the pillow and is much less likely to get damaged. hair slides across the pillow and is much less likely to get damaged.

  1. Bleaching

Most styling products and treatments use chemicals, especially those that color and straighten hair. Bleach is by far the worst culprit. This doesn’t mean that they’re all bad, but just that you should exercise moderation in using them.

Bleaching your hair and dyeing it tend to go hand-in-hand. Not everyone bleaches hair before adding color, but if you do, it could be causing even more lasting damage. Bleach is meant to strip your hair of its color. Unfortunately, bleach strips essential oils and nutrients.

Your scalp naturally produces sebum, which gives your hair its shine. Bleach can strip away those oils and leave your hair looking frizzy and dry. It can also lead to scalp irritation like itching and redness.

Once you bleach, you’ve altered the strength of your hair, making it weaker. If you add blow drying and styling on top of bleaching, you can really damage your hair, causing hair breakage, a dull look, and split ends.

If you do decide to bleach your hair before coloring it, try using a deep conditioning treatment beforehand. This will help to protect your hair from any extra damage the stripping may cause.

  1. Hidden Chemicals In Your Hair Products

Sodium lauryl sulfate, isopropyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol…do these sound like chemicals you would willingly apply to your hair? The truth is, most hair products contain a multitude of chemicals, alcohols, and silicones, that only give your hair short-term softness and shine. In the long run, however, these ingredients do more harm than good.

  1. You Avoid Regular Haircuts

While the six-week rule is definitely not set in stone, most people need a trim about every three months; for others, it’s shorter or longer.

We all want long, healthy hair, however, avoiding regular haircuts is actually a counterintuitive way to achieve that long hair of your dreams. If you notice that your ends are starting to feel brittle or developing split ends, it’s time to make a trip to your salon.

Your hair is a reflection of the state of your body. Eat well, exercise, reduce stress and make sure that you use a shampoo and conditioner with a good pH balance.

I would like to hear your thoughts about what you think will damage your hair the most.

Are you destroying your hair without even knowing it? Take a good look at how you treat your hair every day, and make a few small but significant changes and achieve the strong, lustrous, healthy hair you’ve always dreamed of.


How To: Baby Bangs aka Micro Fringe | All About Baby Bangs

When celebrities, like Emma Watson, sported a Lord Farquaad look, publications described the cut, as “baby bangs” or “micro-fringe”. So, to fringe, or not to fringe, that is the question.

In this article, you will find out the following:

1. What Are Micro Bangs, aka Baby Bangs?

2. How Hairstylists, Cut Them?

3. How To Cut Your Own, Micro Bangs?

4. How To Style Baby Bangs?

5. Should you want them?

Let’s get started.

1. What Are Micro Bangs aka Baby Bangs?

Micro bangs, are exactly as they sound, an extremely short fringe, that’s putting all your features on display. They are essentially just wispy, or blunt bangs, that start a couple inches, above your eyebrows. The cut, is a little retro, and very polarizing, you either love, or loathe a baby bang.

Baby Bangs, have been seen throughout pop culture, for decades, and have been styled by some of the coolest women.

Audrey Hepburn’s layered bangs, made way for her scene-stealing square brows, and allowed her doe eyes, and cut-glass cheekbones, to shine on screen.

Audrey Tautou’s title character in Amélie, also wore her micro bangs soft, her jawline-grazing bob only adding to the whimsicality of her story.

Natalie Portman’s micro bangs in Leon, accentuated the rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic, of her on-the-run outlaw.

American actress Natalie Portman on the set of the film “Leon”, directed by Luc Besson. (Photo by Patrick CAMBOULIVE/Sygma via Getty Images)

2. How Hairstylists Cut Them?

Grazing the forehead, these bangs are short. We’re talking REALLY short!!!

The doll-like fringe certainly does grow on you, the more you look at it. Even though they can’t be clipped back, and aren’t the wash-and-go type of bangs.

These bangs can really be worn on any length of hair, from pixie short to a bob, and even long hair. In addition, they can also be worn, on most textures as well.  This means that even if you have, curly hair, straight hair, and everything in between, these bangs will work.

3. How To Cut Your Own Micro Bangs?

Don’t cut horizontal, if you don’t want your bangs to look blunt. Instead, cut them vertical, for a much nicer, and texturizing effect. Hold the bangs, using your fingers, and cut vertically, and slowly. Take your time, and cut little by little. When you’re done taking off the length, check how the bangs look like, and trim little by little, if you see any long hair. This technique, also works on other types of bangs, shorter bangs, longer bangs, side bangs.

4. How To Style Baby Bangs?

Make sure you have a straightener, and a blow dryer. These tools will be your BFFs. When you cut your fringe that short, the layers underneath, are super short, so you really need to try to keep them straight, or the top parts are not going to fall properly.

As with any bang hairstyle, don’t allow your hair to air-dry at all, out of the shower, to prevent frizz and cowlicks from forming. Tackle the fringe first, then move on, to the rest of your hair.

It’s definitely not a wash and go type of style. Micro bangs, are something you have to work on, every morning. It’s not a style that flows, you have to wake up, and iron them down, blow dry, or throw in some styling powder. Also, having the right products, and styling tools is a must!

5. Should you want them?

Baby bangs, aren’t necessarily for everyone.  We don’t only mean your taste, we also mean your face, shape, and features.  Though these bangs, can be somewhat adjusted, to suit your features, you will want to discuss with your stylist, if they are a fit for you.

Your face shape, is the determining factor, as to whether or not, you should get Baby Bangs. If you have a square, or heart shape face, then baby bangs may not be for you, as they will add emphasis to the angles, and make them appear sharper. In addition, they can make a sharp jawline appear longer, which may not be the direction you want to go.

Micro bangs, can be cut blunt or choppy, but they’re generally, always edgy and compact. They stay out of your eyes, and don’t fuss up your forehead too much, while still giving you a cool face-framing option, so if you want something relatively low-maintenance, that’ll still make a statement, your search ends here. Cut anywhere, from about an inch above your brows, and leave the fringe slightly wider, than where your eyebrows end.

Even if you like the chic look, you may feel nervous, about taking the plunge. After all, you can’t pin these type of bangs off to the side, when you don’t feel like dealing with them. If you’re curious about baby bangs, but not yet ready to commit, fake it with some faux fringe.

So, tell us, would you rock this look?

How to: Curtain Fringe aka Bardot Bangs

Trends, have come and gone over the years, but Brigitte Bardot bangs have remained timeless and sexy.

In this post, you will find out.

  1. What Are Curtain Bangs, aka Bardot Bangs?
  2. How Hairstylists Cut Them?
  3. How To Cut Your Own Curtain Fringe?
  4. How To Style Curtain Bangs?
  5. Why should you want them?

Let’s get started.

  1. What Are Curtain Bangs, aka Bardot Bangs?

Curtain bangs are bangs that are parted down the middle, framing your face on each side. They’re usually on the longer side, and have wispy ends, giving them a laidback, cool-girl vibe. Curtain bangs used to be super-popular back in the 1970s and are now on-trend once again.

Curtain bangs look particularly beautiful on round faces, and square faces.

  1. How Hairstylists Cut Curtain Bangs?

For heavy Curtain Bangs, the hairstylist will be taking a triangular, or a V section, from the high point of the head.

First, she takes a smaller amount and then she works her way into the whole bangs. She pins the half section on top of the head and starts cutting the other half. She does a very tight twist, and then she chops it to create roundness fringe, to which she adds in the fluffy texture by point cutting the tips.

Then, she does the next sections using texturizing shears. She uses the first cut, as a guide.

  1. How To Cut Your Own Curtain Bangs?

Start by sectioning off your bangs, make a triangle parting. You can use regular scissors or thinning texturizing shears, for that softer effect. Take your comb, place your hair between your fingers, and comb it the opposite direction, that you are wearing it. Then, create an angle so that the top is shorter than the bottom. Start cutting less than how much you want off, so you can adjust them later. Cut little by little. After cutting, it’s got that nice angle, it’s shorter by the eye, and longer as it goes down, so it blends with the rest of the hair.

Take the shortest piece from the side you just cut, and use it as a guide, where you’re going to create the shortest piece, on the other side, starting with your angle and then cutting down.

Just start slow, you can always cut more hair off.

Check the longer hair, to see if both are equal, and then check the middle, the shorter hair. If they’re not even, trim and tweak to get them even. When they’re equal, comb them all forward to see if you need to clean up, and trim some more.

The hair blends really well together.

  1. How To Style Curtain Bangs?

With a Blowdryer.

Is all about manipulating the hair, to go different directions.

You Need a round brush, a paddle brush, and a blow dryer. The first step is very important, start by taking your bangs in both directions, to make it more flexible, so that later you can manipulate your hair to go in all directions. Next, you take your round brush, and shape the ends of your bangs, without giving any volume at the roots.

Also, remember to dry your hair in all directions, left, right, backwards. After you shape your bangs, blow-dry the hair straight down. Then, you can shape the sides. In the end, you can decide if you want to part your hair in the middle, or on the side, whichever side you want.

You can finish styling your bangs with some hairspray. And that’s how you style your bangs.

Styling bangs with a Flat Iron.

Start by clipping up half the bangs, and curl the bottom section first. After you do this on both sides, continue by curling the top section. And that’s it. Simple as that!

Since curtain bangs are parted in the middle, you will need to train your hair to maintain that shape. This means you’ll need to get comfortable with heat styling and products to help give them body and bounce.

Here’s a Tip. Whatever you do, don’t use a round brush to dry the fringe “under” at the roots. It will always make the hair sit badly. When styling the fringe, try to keep roots flat.

  1. Why Should You Want Curtain Bangs?

If you haven’t been convinced just yet to get curtain bangs, allow us to elaborate further, on a few reasons, why you might want the Bardot Fringe.

      A curtain fringe, is less of a commitment than a regular fringe, as the gradient at the sides means, it’s easier to grow out than a straighter, squarer fringe. Plus, it makes for a refreshing change, without a drastic loss of hair length.

They can help disguise an uneven hairline. If your hairline isn’t straight across, a nice set of curtain bangs can hide that from view for a seriously stylish hairstyle.

They can help, make you look younger. Think about it: Bangs hide your forehead, so if you have any fine lines and wrinkles there, that you’d like to hide, curtain bangs might be a great choice.

Curtain bangs are surprisingly versatile. You can have them pulled close together, in the center, or far apart, so they almost disappear into the rest of your strands — and anywhere in between.

5 Hairstyles You’ll Be Asking For In 2019

If you know you want a hair change, but are unsure what that looks like, we’ve got inspiration for you.

The following five hairstyles are starting to be this year’s biggest trends.

1. Half-Up Half-Down Styles

Contrasting flowing locks with some creativity up top, from a versatile top knot to a chic half-ponytail, can make a world of difference.

This elevated look involves giving some structure to the top of the head, in the form of a ponytail, bun, or even a strategic part to give the top a little more volume.

When you tease the heck out of your hair at your crown, the more volume at the top of your head will make an elegant contrast, with long flowing locks.

These looks are great because they give you a high fashion vibe without being too over the top. and there’s a ton of different style options, so you’ll never get bored.

The trick to nailing this look is making sure not to make your hair look too thin, by dividing it between the up and down sections.

2. The Chin-Length Bob

For this year, pros are pinpointing one hairstyle in particular as the cut to end all cuts: the chin-length bob. 2019 is the time embrace a short hairstyle because bobbed haircuts are officially here to stay.

Hairstylists are saying that there is a growing trend towards women going much shorter, adding fringes, and playing with more layers for an effortless boyish look.

The nature of the bob is that it is versatile, and comes in many shapes and forms. A chin-length bob can be worked into any hair texture.

The longer, blended fringe makes the bob look elegant and ethereal. Bob hairstyles will never go out of style and that’s pretty much a fact, so why don’t go full bob for 2019…

3. Cool-Girl Curly Hairstyles

In 2019, the forecast for curls is bolder than ever before. Whether you have tight ringlets or loose waves, they both have their place in trendy hairstyles for 2019.

That’s right, it’s time to step away from the straighteners, and instead try one of these oh-so pretty curly styles. Wearing your hair naturally, including wild curls, are big for this coming year.

Not to mention, curly bangs always add a pop of personality. It’s time to embrace your curls, no matter how wild.

4. Retro styles are back

Bring back the curtained bangs and the brushed-out curls, because 2019 is going back a few decades. It’s favoring more feminine retro styles and long hair long opens up the possibilities.

The 60’s fringe, paired with long layers and the bulky bangs have been slowly coming back in style for a little while. But the long flattering lengths are finally coming back in full force.

Beyond bouncy blowouts and teasing combs, this year it’s all about thicker, healthier-looking tresses.

Try using volume-boosting products to create over-sized styles such as voluminous topknots or wide braids.

5. The Sleek Updo

   Healthy, shiny hair is what’s going to transport any sleek updo from the early aughts to 2019.

That means washing your hair with a shampoo and conditioner that’s going to repair, strengthen, and keep it smooth.

Any women will be more graceful with an updo hairstyle, and that’s why the updo hairstyles are so popular with women at any age.

Which of these five hairstyles will you try this year? Tell us in a comment below!

6 Hairstyles You’ll Be Asking For In 2019

This year has brought a fresh set of hairstyles and hair trends just waiting to be experimented with.

The following six hairstyles are going to be 2019’s biggest trends.

1. The High Ponytail.

    The retro style high ponytail is for sure making a comeback, the reason for that is that we are seeing a lot of 90’s influence in hair trends.The High Ponytail elongates your facial features.

Straight or wavy, the high ponytail is always a great option, when you’re in the mood to wear your hair up because it works on every hair texture.

Working your hair up off your face allows you, to experiment by creating a whole range of different looks from classy to funky, sophisticated to sleek. If you want your hair to look thicker, you can pop in a few hair extensions around the base of the ponytail.

An instant way to enhance your ponytail hairstyle is to create a ponytail full of volume in a messy but fabulous look. Different variations of this classic style are going to be everywhere.

2. Next-Level Beachy Waves.

These are like the second-day bed-head waves you wake up with – just better. Imperfectly perfect, it’s great for the summer because it’s a laidback look that gives you a big impact.

While polished curls are always pretty, more effortless textures are in. The easiest way to get this look is to twist small pieces of hair with a one-inch curling iron, and then spray the waves with a lightweight texturizing hairspray.

The key to surf-side strands? Make sure your curls don’t look too perfect, you want to look like you’ve been swimming in the ocean all day.

This style is great because you look polished, but not as you tried too hard. They’re eternally cool, thanks to their effortlessness.

3. The Glossy Blowdry.

Hair that looks great and healthy but is effortless is always something that people aspire to have!

We will see sleeker, smoother, more polished and glossy hair becoming popular again. Whether you add a soft and tousled wave, a loose modern kick instead of a curl or go for a perfectly polished sleek.

The style looks amazing on hair that’s any length, whether it’s pulled up or worn down. The mirror-like shine is something that will be key this year.

4. Curtain Bangs.

   It’s not breaking news that curtain bangs have made a major comeback. As of fall 2018, A-list celebrities and Parisienne girls alike have been showing just how versatile the look can be on every hair type, length, and style.

The cut adds a little extra shape to any hair texture, without requiring a ton of bang-specific styling. Bangs can be a massive commitment, but soft, long, curtain-like ones are a style in itself.

When they get long enough to hit your cheekbones, you can style them in a center part or swooped to the side, depending on your preference. It’s a very French-looking style — simple and sophisticated.

5. Accessories

    From fresh-cut flowers, bobby pins, to claw lips, more is more when it comes to hair accessories this year.

Adding an accessory to a ponytail, braid, or just pinning one side of your hair back behind your ear, can make complete any look. Along with bobby pins and claw clips, there are more creative options to try.

The beauty of hair accessories is that they’re an easy way to make any hairstyle feel like it’s one you haven’t worn hundreds of times.

Although all of the accessories differ in shape and style, they all can be adapted to a multitude of looks.

6. The Wet Look

   Slicked-back styles were the most popular look seen backstage on the spring 2019 runways. The slick back gives a super cool rock chic, greaser vibe, it’s edgier and more empowering.

The side parting version gives real evening sophistication, it’s a great way to mix Hollywood glam and girl power.

Spritz some texturizing spray through hair before you blow dry and use a boar-bristle brush to boost volume by blow-drying hair back from the crown of your head. The trick to a wet look is not water—it’s oil!

Which of these six hairstyles will you try this year?

Tell us in a comment below!

6 Haircuts You’ll Be Asking For In 2019

Life Is Too Short To Have Boring Hair!

There’s no better way to say goodbye to the last year than getting a new haircut. Keep watching this video for all the haircut inspiration you need before heading to the salon.

The following haircuts are going to be 2019’s biggest trends.

1. Blunt Jawline Bob.

This year’s version of the bob is blunt and hits at the jawline, but when tucked behind the ear, you’ll get an A-line effect.

It’s also great if you’re looking to make your hair appear fuller because the shape will make your hair look as thick as possible.

For those with thick hair stylists recommends a small undercut in the back to remove a lot of weight and to get a more uniform A-line.

2. Curtain Bangs.

Curtain bangs are bangs that are parted down the middle, framing your face on each side. A fringe cut in an inverted ‘V’ shape. Originally popular in the ’60s, think Brigitte Bardot with her bee-stung lips and bouffant locks.

You can have them pulled close together in the center or far apart so they almost disappear into the rest of your strands – and anywhere in between.They’re surprisingly versatile.

If you’ve been debating getting bangs, curtain-like fringe is the perfect intro look because they’re low-maintenance compared to other styles.

3. The New Shag

The shag haircut is very rock ‘n’ roll – casual, mussy, and visually effortless. The typical features that make up a shag hairstyle include choppy ends, loads of layers around the crown, and lots of texture.

Full of texture and movement, the new shag is choppy and has lots of texture but doesn’t resemble an 80s hair band.

Shag haircut is one of the most versatile and flexible cuts nowadays. The layers keep hair from looking too heavy.

4. Bob With Bangs

You’re not sick of your bob just yet, but you want to freshen up your hair? Add a set of bangs.

It’s a stylish way to take bulky weight off of your hair. This haircut make your life so much easier, as it requires less maintenance, product, and time to style.

The key is to choose the most suitable fringe that will flatter your face shape and work well with your hair type. Short bob with bangs is an edgy short haircut with lengths falling anywhere between the ears and the neck and paired with a fringe.

5. Long Layers

Layering removes just the right amount of weight to give the hair movement, without making the ends look over-layered and straggly.

Long layered hairstyles typically look great on all face shapes.Layering long hair is also a great styling technique for making thin hair look fuller.

Long layered haircuts add an incredible amount of volume and flexibility, no matter how thick your hair already is.

They are easier to style. Straighten it, curl it, or leave it natural! Well-done layered haircuts will look great no matter how you choose to style them.

6. Grown-Out Pixie

  Depending on the style, pixies range from as short as a half inch in some places to two or three inches long in others.That in-between stage is not that difficult to style.

Generally, short haircuts have to be styled every day – even if you’re going for an undone finish. While you’re floating freely through the in-between sea, experiment with parting your hair on the sides with long, choppy layers up top.

Short hair can look really good slicked back in a way that long hair just can’t. The grown-out pixie is gorgeous on petite women with small features.

After seeing this year haircut trends which one do you like best? Tell us in a comment below.

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Brie Larson

  1. She’s Besties With Emma Stone, Amy Shumer and Jennifer Lawrence Who She Says Saved Her Life

“That group of friends saved my life,” she revealed. “I was able to talk with them about everything that was going on in my life, and it was with people who had been through it before and are also hilarious. That support and acceptance was everything. I was home-schooled, so I didn’t have friends that had the same interests as me, and I found it to be absolutely incredible.”

“Emma wrote me this beautiful e-mail out of nowhere, and then one day Jen sent me a text message after she saw Room, and we started talking,” Brie told Vanity Fair. Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham soon joined in with what sounds like one of Hollywood’s best Whatsapp groups.

During the promotional tour for Room, the 27-year-old felt ‘lonely and bad sometimes,’ and was “embarrassed to keep talking about herself.”

Even though they may compete against each other in other’s eyes, amongst themselves, there’s nothing but friendship.

We totally love that these ladies are constantly supporting one another and bringing one another up rather than trying to push one another down.

  1. She Made Some “White Men” Angry

There have been all sorts of campaigns against Captain Marvel and one of the reasons that get constantly brought up is that Brie Larson made some comments about the film that offended some people.

 First off, no, Larson never even remotely said something like “I don’t want white men to watch Captain Marvel.” That’s completely made up.

Did Brie Larson say that Captain Marvel “wasn’t made for” white men?

No, she did not. However, last year, she did make comments along those lines about the film, “A Wrinkle in Time”. When the film was released, it received mixed reviews, and people noted that the reviews seemed split among gender and race. In other words, in general, its most vocal critics were white male critics and its most vocal proponents were, well, not white male critics.

Larson commented on that discrepancy at an event, noting, “I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him! I want to know what it meant to women of color, biracial women, to teen women of color.”

At that very same event, Larson elaborated on her initial comment, stating, “Am I saying I hate white dudes? No, I am not. What I am saying is if you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an insanely low chance a woman of color will have a chance to see your movie and review your movie.”

As Larson later elaborated, that simply meant adding additional access to diverse reporters and did not mean restricting access to white male reporters.

  1. She Was Engaged To A Rock Star

Although Brie Larson is known to be a rather private person, there has been a fair amount of information revealed to the public.

In January of 2019, it was reported that Larson and fiancé Alex Greenwald, lead singer of the band Phantom Planet (most known for the singing the opening theme song for hit TV show The O.C. in the early 2000’s), had decided to end their engagement, although whether they are actually broken up or not is a question that remains to be answered. According to a source, “they have taken a step back from their engagement for the time being but they remain close.”

  1. She’s An Oscar Winner

In 2015, Larson starred in the film “Room” and ended up grabbing the Academy Award for Best Actress for this performance. This was her first nomination for an Oscar. She also won the Golden Globe Award for her performance. While Captain Marvel is definitely going to propel Brie Larson to superstardom, she is already an established actress.

  1. Her Real Name Is Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers

Did you know that her real name isn’t even Brie Larson? It’s Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers. However, the fact that she uses a stage name isn’t the interesting part.

In an interview with Glamour, she said that Larson was an old family name from her great-grandmother’s side of the family. However, she spilled the real deal in a 2015 interview on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, admitting that the real inspiration behind the name was an American Girls doll. “The name of the doll is Kirsten Larson, and my last name is French and very hard to say. I was so sick of it, so as a result, I was like, ‘I’m changing my name! I’m changing it to Larson so that Kirsten can be in our family!’

We have to admit, we’re totally charmed by the fact that she’s a secret American Girls fanatic.

  1. She Grew Up In A Struggling Single-Parent Household

Nowadays, Brie Larson is definitely successful by anyone’s standards and likely has enough to help out her family with whatever they need. However, she definitely didn’t come from a wealthy family — in fact, her childhood was definitely less than idyllic. After her parents split, Larson, her mom, and her sister ended up moving to Los Angeles as Brie tried to pursue her dream. And it certainly wasn’t easy.

While talking about her project Room, Brie mentioned to ABC News how it reminded her of her childhood, in a sense.

“We lived in just a studio apartment with just a room and a bed that came out of the wall, and my mom couldn’t afford even a Happy Meal. We ate Top Ramen. I had no toys, and I had like two shirts, a pair of jeans, and that was it. But I had my mom to myself and I remember it being the coolest period of time. I loved it.”

  1. She Trained For The Role Of Captain Marvel For Nine Monts Until She Was Able To Deadlift 200 Pounds

Superheros are powerful beings who can do things that the rest of us can’t. While Brie Larson doesn’t have super strength, the ability to fly, or time travel talents, she did train really hard to embody the role. She underwent training over nine months in preparation for Captain Marvel.

With all the months of training that Larson put in, it’s no surprise that her body got a lot stronger. In fact, Larson said she was able to deadlift around 200 pounds at the end of the training process.

Along with that, she said that part of her training involved pushing a literal Jeep up a hill. It sounds like Larson has a driven, no-quit attitude that makes her the perfect fit to play Captain Marvel. While not a literal superhero, being able to push a car up a hill is pretty intense.

Honorable Mentions

She Started Acting At Age 6

Brie Larson was also a pretty kick ass kid. When she was just six years old, she started training as an actress.

At six, she was admitted to the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She was actually the youngest person to ever do so. Can someone say prodigy similar to Captain Marvel, maybe?

She Loves To Design Fonts

She chatted with The Guardian about a particular hobby of hers — designing fonts. We’d love nothing more than to take calligraphy or font lessons with Brie Larson — we’d love to get an inside peek at the creations she concocted during those moments between scenes. Knowing how insanely talented she is, they’re probably amazing.

She Has Written And Directed A Film

Larson herself is multi-talented, too. In 2012, she won an award at the Sundance Film Festival for the film, The Arm. She co-wrote and co-directed this movie which won the Special Jury Award for Comedic Storytelling.

Brie Larson seems like a super cool chick. Not only is she insanely talented, she also just seems like she’d be fun to hang out with.

Larson has been in everything from raunchy comedies (21 Jump Street) to the tween comedies from our youth (Sleepover). She’s no stranger to Hollywood but she for sure hasn’t gotten the recognition she deserves! With her new superpo wered role in Captain Marvel, there’s no way she’s going to stay under-the-radar for long.



33 Textured Revealing Layered Haircuts

If you have the courage to cut your own hair here are some tutorials on how to achieve the perfect layered haircut at home: