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Things to consider before picking a perfect hairstyle

Picking a perfect hairstyle is not near as easy as it may sound. It is a decision women have to live with for as long as it takes to grow out, so it is important to put in the time and figure out what will look best for you. As imaginative as human beings can be, it can be challenging

Here are some things you should consider before heading out to your hairstylist.

The quality of your hair

Some people have hair that is made for a bob cut. People with thicker hair may struggle to keep such a cut in place, and would be best off left long and flowy. You should consult an expert to gauge the thickness of your hair and suggest appropriate hairstyles.

The shape of your face

Before you go about picking a perfect hairstyle for yourself, it is important to take into account the shape of your face. You may not have realized this, but the same hairstyle can look completely different on people with contrasting faces. Oval-shaped faces look good with almost every hairstyle, but round-shaped faces look best with slimming haircuts.

The kind of life you live

This is perhaps the most important factor that you need to consider before picking a perfect hairstyle. Do you have time to style your hair on a daily basis? Do you need to look presentable all day? What is your daily routine like? These are all questions that you need to reflect on before you commit to a particular hairstyle.

Your ability to style your hair

Some haircuts require you to style your hair every time you wake up. This is not just a major time commitment. It often requires a certain level of proficiency when it comes to styling hair. If you think you have what it takes to consistently make your hair look great, go for a more demanding haircut. Otherwise, stick to something simple that always stays in one place.

You should also try to consult an expert hairstylist before you go about picking a perfect hairstyle. Experienced hairdressers can foresee what cuts will look good on any particular individual and it can never hurt asking for their opinion.

Toe nail preparation – The basics you need to know

As touched on two weeks ago, the art of toe nail painting beyond a uniform color requires the need for a second person, the one with the responsibility of doing the artwork while the other sits back and takes it easy with a coffee in their hand. So how do you go about painting toe nails? This week we will cover the initial stages with toe nail preparation as it is quite an involved process and you must get the basics right from the off.

Toe nail preparation

The first steps are normally the most important and that means being fully prepared for the job in hand with everything you need close to hand. Gather all your tools, varnish and cotton batting and get in a comfortable position, your posture is every bit as important as the work you are about to do.

Step 1 – Clean the toe nails

You can only work on clean and groomed toe nails to get decent results so this means stripping away any traces of existing varnish or polish, buffing the tops of the nails, clipping and filing the nails in to shape, trimming cuticles etc. In short, a full overhaul of the toe nails to leave them immaculate, including the removal of the polish remover you have just applied.

Step 2 – Prepare to paint the toe nails

Before you can apply anything else you need to ensure the toes are separated and for this many people opt for cotton batting as it is cheap and simple to use, it also does not cause any discomfort to the toes.

Step 3 – The first layer

A base coat should be applied and allowed to fully dry before any of the actual artwork is embarked upon and patience is a virtue here (for both parties), make sure he base coat you use needs is rich in Calcium.

Next time we will move away from toe nail preparation on to the creative aspect to painting toe nails, until then……

Why do women paint toe nails?

Agim Salon has a look in to the world of toe nail painting and why do women paint toe nails? The answer is actually quite straight-forward and has very little to with looking attractive to anyone other than themselves.

It appears to be a case of women paint their toe nails either because they can or just simply want to and very few make the declaration that it is meant to be for men to admire or find attractive, indeed it is quite the opposite – most really are not bothered about what men think, they like what they are doing and are happy with the look.

It is not our place to judge the rationale behind it as ultimately an individual’s happiness far outweighs most other aspects of life. However, from an attraction point of view, even if you only have a minuscule appreciation for art, it is not difficult to understand why women do paint toe nails, and we are talking about those that have specially designed toe nail artwork done. If done well they can look absolutely fantastic and with the range of colors available and a limitless imagination some truly incredible pieces of art can be created.

When you consider just how small the average toe nail is, more so for most women, creating these pieces of art is actually quite a feat and in the next blog we are going to have a look at what is involved in toe nail painting.

If you are planning to color your toe nails in a single color then it is easy enough to do for yourself but anything beyond that is almost certainly going to require another person (unless your body is highly flexible perhaps), ideally one that is competent to paint toe nails.

Which mascara is best – Find the answer here!

A question that frequently crops up is which mascara is best for me? and it is quite a tricky one to answer as there are hundreds of types and colors available in today’s marketplace. Mascara is a highly common and popular of the make up armory, something that many people just simply will not leave home without applying.  So in an effort to narrow down the options Agim Salon is going to highlight a few specific types that may be the best for at least some of our readers.

Thickening mascara
Does what it says on the packaging, it bulks up the thickness of the mascara that is applied. They are a mixture of silicone polymers and wax that will coat the eye lashes to give a bulkier appearance.

Lengthening mascara
A useful and quite ingenious mascara type that enables you to emphasize the tips of eye lashes giving the appearance of longer lashes. These mascara’s have bristles that are more dense to allow you to apply more mascara on the the eye lashes.

Waterproof mascara
Arguably the most popular mascara for fairly obvious reasons as they repel moisture, thus avoiding the unwanted “smudging” that can appear with other types. However there is a slight downside – they can be a little harsh on eye lashes so to prevent the lashes from breaking, apply some Vaseline on your lashes before going to sleep at night.

Non-clumping mascara
Non-clumping mascara’s offer you the opportunity to add more mascara with a longer wand. The ingredients contained are typically glycerin and silk extracts.

So! Which mascara is best? That is a question that only you can answer and comes down to what look you want to achieve or perhaps what ingredients you refuse to use. As with anything else there is no single product that is ideal for all uses or all people, it’s a case of trial and error.

Hair Extensions

Although having shorter hair is great and does provide plenty of benefits, there are time when having longer hair is yearned for, just to have an alternative look. A wig is an option, and if well made and very natural looking, could provide the ideal solution that allows you to quickly change your look without any real effort. However the humble wig still suffers with a certain stigma, worn by old men and ladies to cover a bald patch that they are not comfortable with. This goes back many years and mainly due to the ill-fitting an largely unnatural look that came with it.

The more modern method is to have hair extensions, and although they are still effectively the same principle as a wig, the term “wig” is very rarely used. There are a number of various methods of creating hair extensions with perhaps the most popular being “clip-on” or “clip-in” extensions as the are not permanent and should be removed before going to sleep. These are a great way to have a certain look for the evening and reverting “back to normal” the next day.

Lengths and colors vary quite tremendously with color to match your natural hair color through to bright pink’s that will catch the eye and provide something a little different to the normal with the added advantage that you can fit them yourself, or get a friend to do it for you.

More permanent methods of fitting hair extensions are available and a little more complicated to fit and offer a prolonged or more permanent solution if the longer hair look is not a “one off”.

Contact us if you want to discuss the other options for hair extension methods including fusion, infusion, micro loops (micro rings), netting, tracking and lace fronts or read our future blogs where will cover these methods and overview the pros and cons of each.