Brunettes unite! Brown hair doesn't have to be boring. There are subtle and dramatic ways to enhance your earthy tresses without making a complete color change or becoming a slave to hair color.
Brunette is beautiful. Your hair color may fit your complexion and personality perfectly, but you may still be looking for a change. The following ten ways to change your brown hair are subtle and designed to enhance you’re your tones, not change your color completely.
The search for a new hairdresser can be one of life’s more stressful experiences. All you want is to find someone who listens to what you have to say, suggests new styles periodically, lets you know what is flattering to you personally, and ultimately, does your hair the way you want it done. Sounds easy, right? Wrong.
Women will stay with an unsatisfactory hair stylist for years just because it can be a disastrous experience trying someone new. Finding the great hairdresser is not easy, but with a little patience and some prior planning, the process can be rewarding.
And one last piece of advice, examine your motives. Be careful about being impulsive.
Times when it is not wise to change your style are:
Dieting and feeling deprived does nothing to improve my attitude. That kind of diet is short lived and ends in failure and see-saw weight loss and gain.
It is possible to change your diet, in order to lose weight, without feeling deprived. This involves “fat-causing” habits--exchanging them for habits that cause weight loss and weight stabilization.
Use these tips to lose pounds and maintain stable weight.
Recognize what makes you over-eat and work to change those habits
Often hunger pains are nothing more than dehydration. Before you eat, try drinking water first. Buy bottled water by the case and always have a bottle available
Don’t skip meals. Skipping meals may slow your metabolism. It saps your energy and increases the risk of eating the wrong things like grabbing a candy bar or a fast-food cheeseburger on the run.
Plan ahead to eat four smaller meals throughout the day.
Cut out 'white' - bread, cereal, rice, pasta. Eat only 100% whole grain!
Eat well-balanced meals.
Fruits, vegetables and whole grains offer large portions for a small amount of calories. A meal should include:
Large serving of vegetables
Fat Free Milk
If you need a desert, eat fruit
Small bowl of grapes
One ounce of Nuts
Baby carrot sticks
Over 600,000 Americans, under the age of 65, have early onset Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Add to that the number of those who are over 65 and the threat begins to hit home.
It’s time for my yearly checkup with the doctor and I’ve been thinking about my health. I worry about preventing stroke – which seems to run in my family.
They (health and nutrition authorities) keep telling us, “Cut down on the amount of fat in your daily diet.” What does this mean exactly? Our bodies need some fat to function. Fat is important to brain health, among other things. What fat do I cut out?
According to the health care authorities, we should cut out or severely limit solid fats and trans-fat.
Trans-fat is essentially man-made fat that has been found to contribute to the risk of heart attack. Researchers estimate 6 to 19 percent of heart attacks and related deaths per year could be avoided by eliminating trans-fat.
Doctors talk about good fat and bad fat. Food fats are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. These fats are liquid at room temperature and are found in fish, nuts, and vegetables.
Monounsaturated fats are found in:
· Olives and olive oil
· Canola oil
· Peanut oil
Polyunsaturated fats are found in:
· Safflower oil
· Cottonseed oil
Saturated fat is found in:
· Whole milk
· Ice cream
· Red meat
· Coconut milk
· Coconut oil
Trans-fat is found in:
· Most margarine
· Vegetable shortening
· Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil
· Deep-fried chips
· Many fast foods
· Most commercial baked goods
I can see that more planning is needed to change my way of eating, beginning at the grocery store. I’ll read labels and be sure that low fat items don’t compensate by adding more sugar or salt. I’ll focus on fruits, vegetables and 100% whole grain products. I’m told if I change my eating habits for the better my chances of becoming a stroke victim will diminish.
Dietary guidelines call for anywhere from five to thirteen servings of fruits and vegetable a day depending on your calorie intake. So the mid-line is nine servings every day. That’s four and one half cups.
These healthy habits were suggested:
Always eat breakfast. This is the meal that many people skip when trying to lose weight but they shouldn’t. A healthy breakfast gets your metabolism going – helping to start burning calories. Choose whole grain cereal – not the sugared kind! – with fruit or low fat yogurt.
It is permissible and even suggested that you eat a couple of small, healthy snacks between meals. This helps to keep you from over-eating at mealtime.
Losing weight comes from consuming fewer calories than you use during the day.
Portion control is of utmost importance. Plan ahead. Don’t prepare more than you need or don’t put it on your plate.
Eat slowly. Always sit while eating.
Drink water or unsweetened ice tea with your meal for a fuller feeling.
Exercise. Start an exercise routine so that you are burning more calories. You can start with as little as a 20 to 30 minute walk every day.
This is for those of us who are over fifty. And for everyone else, since you know you will be there someday.
Once natural full and pouty lips have become thinner and flatter. The naturally rosy color is fading. What happened? Where did those alluring lips go?
Makeup tips for thin lips:
Your bob hairstyle is both a timeless classic style and up-to-the-minute fashion. It is easy to wear and almost always ready to go. However, the one drawback of the bob is that, since it is so easy, it is apt to always look the same. The blessing of this easy style is also the curse. Bobs can be boring if they are always worn in the same manner. To keep your bob hairstyle from becoming boring, you may have to make a special effort to change the look of it once in a while.
A smooth layered bob was easily changed into this fun bouncy style. A narrow flat iron was used to create loose ribbon curls throughout the top area. The front, sides and nape areas were left as they were so that the sides framed the face and the nape stayed close to the neck. To get this look, select a large section of hair from the top. Clamp the flat iron over the strand at the base. Slowly drag the iron out toward the ends to warm and smooth the hair. Immediately, return the iron to the base of the strand. Drag it out and turn it to create the loose ribbon curl. Spray each new curl with hair spray to prevent it from loosening. Only eight to ten curls are needed to create this look.
When you are bored with the ribbon curls, the style can be changed one more time. Leaving the bangs and sides where they are, divide off and pull the top section back into a loose ponytail. Fluff the curly ends so that they cover the band. Some of the curls in the back are left down so that they blend with the curls of the ponytail. This fun half updo can be both casual and dressy, depending on your attire.
If your bob is asymmetrical such as the Beckham bob, try adding two or three loose ribbon curls in the front only and only on the long side.
Hair Color Change Up
The classic hair color for a classic bob is all one beautiful rich shade. For an exciting change, highlight your bob with chunky light pieces around your face. Smaller strands behind the chunky pieces help to blend the color to darker hair in the nape area. Hair below the occipital bone can be left natural or tinted a shade or two darker than your own color.
This is a layered angle bob that any woman over forty or even over fifty can wear. It is very up to date in styling but softened so that it is flattering to an aging face. The shape of the bob is cut in, stacked in back and as a last step, the sides are texturized so that they lay close to the face. Texturizing on top helps to add fullness. It is a beautiful hairstyle.
But in this article I want to feature this model’s beautiful hair color.
The model’s natural hair color is dark blonde but she prefers and looks well in extra light blonde.
This hair color combination may seem complicated but it is easily retouched every four weeks.
This is not hair color that should be done at home. To get this look, visit a professional colorist.
I love chin length bobs. The chin length makes it easy to style and layering gives it fullness and lots of movement Bobs are always in style and this layered version is sassy and fun as well. It is one of the most versatile bobs. A low side part provides a dramatic drape. Tuck the heavy side behind your ear or let it fall seductively over one eye. Tuck the light side behind your ear while the heavy side falls forward.
To create this look.
For a casual look and for more control, use a headband to keep your hair back.
As always, updos are very much in fashion. Elegant up swept hair is great for parties, prom, weddings and for the office. Bob hair cuts are also very much in style. How do you have the benefit of both fashionable hairstyles – the bob and the updo? It takes some imagination, styling techniques and the use of styling products, and a little practice, but an updo is easily in your future.
This bob is one length with long front that drapes over one eye.
This updo is great if you usually wear your bob with bangs. Comb them off your face for a sophisticated transition.
If the hair in the crown area of your bob is long, you may be able to form loose curls in the back. Pin them in with bobby pins and let a few tendrils
hang down to blend in with the shorter nape area.
Lynne Chapman served as Hair Site Editor of BellaOnline.com for fifteen years. She is a professional stylist and colorist of more than forty years.