Friday, October 29, 2010

Trendy Short Haircuts for Men

n trendy short hair cuts for men, a short shag makes its place to the top. This hairdo looks good on men as well as women who want to look voguish. You can just make a short shag with your hands and a bit of hair gel. A short Mohawk hairstyle is also popularly known to be among the 'trendy short haircuts' category. To make a short Mohawk, cut the hair on the sides and style the hair on the top in the upward direction using a good quality hair gel.

If you do not want to cut the hair on the sides, you can always opt for a faux hawk which is a Mohawk made simply without cutting the hair. A simple spike cut can also look trendy. If you have straight and fine hair, you can make a short hairstyle by setting the side hair down in a way so that it covers the ears, and the top hair comes in as asymmetrical bangs over the eyes, with the rest of the hair being relaxed on the crown. This hairdo is mostly chosen by Chinese and Japanese punk boys.

Trendy Short Haircuts for Women

A majority of corporate women do not at all like their hair to come in front of their eyes and on the face. However, a few of the stylish ones may prefer their hair to sweep across their face. For a good office short haircut for women, a 'side parted and tapered nape' is a simple option. In this hairdo, the hair is cut till the chin level, the volume on the nape and sides is reduced, and a few bangs are set till the eye level. You can say that this is an easy to do haircut to obtain that corporate look.

If you want to add a bit of style to your hair, you can do so by wearing a textured layered haircut. It is a variation of a bob hairstyle, wherein the hair at the tips are clipped to give a textured layered look throughout. A pixie haircut is another good choice in trendy short haircuts. It is a hairdo that is associated with ones that need the least time to style and are also easy to make. You can even wear prominent side-sweeping fringes in a pixie haircut. However, pixie haircuts are usually worn by women in their 40s and 50s.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Adhuna Akhtar of B:Blunt Salon in Mumbai worked with the inspirations based on folk music. She called her looks Contemporary Folk. She worked with brown palette of shades from HI. Richesse. “I created the looks based on the latest collection of designer Anna Sui. So the shape and design of the and design of the haircut is very soft. This essentially is a very soft and free flowing look for
everyday women and can be easily carried by everyone,” says Adhuna. Image Source: Style speak Magazine.

Many things inspire music, this time for L’Oreal
Profession nel music has inspired the key cuts, and colour for Autumn/Winter 09. The hair colour, and styling brand has designed a complete collection of hair looks based on Rock and Folk music. Themed Rock’N’Folk, the collection works around music of two genre — the bold, loud vibrations of rock music, and the feet tapping, shimmering beats of folk songs.

L’Oreal Professionnel Ambassador, Laurent Decreton says, “The collection reaches back to move forward, showing off the history of hair in and through music, then updating and reinterpreting the looks for today’s fashions and habits. Music being a major mover in today’s society and a dictator of both fashion and beauty trends, the Indian Interpretation of “Rock n Folk” created by the Indian hair artists reflected what haircare products can do, with each creation representing a different trait in colouring and styling.”

These two forms of music have given rise to two distinct styles of hair. The rock hair meant big updos, bright shimmering hues, contrasting shades, and warm tones — the styles a challenge to come out of your safe net of basic hair colours and try something extraordinary. In case of folk inspired styles the look is much softer and subdued with an understated sophistication — definitely easier to sport as the palette runs from cool colours, and intense brown played up with depth.
According to Decreton, “Edgy, sleek and modern hair with exaggerated cuts and layering techniques form the rock collection. The rock universe of Majirel brings out intense, accentuated colours like warm, golden touches and Iridescent, shinning hues. The folk universe spells soft, subdued and sophisticated looks and plays with a combination of cooler colours, intense browns and deep reflects.”

In fact to give an Indian interpretation to the global looks, L’Oreal Professional invited five leading stylists also L’Oreal Profession nel Artistic Ambassadors — to create the looks. They created the looks and reinterpreted them for the Indian sensibilities, keeping in mind our hair colouring and textures. The looks are both homage to the amazing creativity and vision of rock and folk, and a modern interpretation of what looks current.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Summer collection 2010

If there is one season that can bring both a smile and frown to your face, it has to be summer. While many dislike the sweltering summer heat, the breezy summer days make us beam with joy. Summer tends to have that effect on people. Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.“May and June. Soft syllables, gentle names for the two best months in the garden year: cool, misty mornings gently burned away with a warming spring sun, followed by breezy afternoons and chilly nights.
The discussion of philosophy is over; it’s time for work to begin.”
Fashion changes rapidly with the changing weathers. Because weather has its effect on people’s mood and living styles. So far as Fashion and weather concerns in Pakistan. Summer is being approaching. In Pakistan summer is always hottest and people change their dress up styles. They became more conscious about the fabric and material use in summer clothing.Pakistani girls prefer a variety of shalwar kameez suits.Shalwar kameez is the traditional or national dress of Pakistan that is derived from ancient Persian and Greek garments that are loose and airy.Pakistani shalwar kameezes are made of traditional fabrics such as lawn (made of cotton), chiffon, georgette, and thicker cotton. Lawn is especially popular in the summer as it is thin and breezy.

Summer/Spring Collection

Fashion, Style, Luscious Colors and Summers… Gul Ahmed’s Summer Collection 2010 nurtures the right moods and attitude to celebrate this summer, wrapped up in a sheer blissful experience. ‘Gul Ahmed’ is the name which depicts the greatest heights of feminine fashion excellence in exceptional styles and glorifying colors.
This season is more about fusing colors and styles within the fabrics, immaculately laden with summery spirit and elegance, adding up bursting energy of colors and passion to your wardrobe. But this year, it’s different – it’s new and it’s even better! Apart from the previous fashion collections, Gul Ahmed in 2010 brings in Le Soie Bamboo-Silk Collection to add an extra exuberance to the name. This collection is a complete stunner – a heavenly mixture of organic bamboo and velvety silk calls for a tantalizing fashion experience. Charming embroidery with stylish motifs work adds an extra classic taste to the exotic prints.

Summer Pakistani Fashion Trends in 2008

Fashion now has smudged boundaries and it seems everyone is experimenting with all kinds of colours and trends.YOU! takes a look...
The dizzying pace at which fashion keeps on changing everywhere is a feat in itself in the fashion world. It is so difficult to keep up with the rapidly changing scene especially those of us who are not so fashion savvy. We should be grateful to our designers who keep the basics of fashion consistent. Thanks to the boldness in fashion now, we have experimented with all kinds of patterns - short shirts with jeans, kurtis, capri pants, sleeveless, bell sleeves - the works worn by everyone.
Fashion now has smudged boundaries and it seems everyone is experimenting with everything in the fashion world. This has created comfortable fashion, allowing for many to design their own style without worrying about being 'in' and 'out' of the latest fashion. This is not only easy on the wallet but also on the mind, relieving most of us from fretting before every occasion.Colour is the most important aspect of fashion everywhere especially in Pakistan, mainly because we just love to experiment with bold or pastel colours. And most of the times we opt for hues that do not complement our complexion and weather. We do not consider that whatever looks good on a catwalk model may not be meant for us at all. This is where our designers play a vital role and they need to carefully select shades that can be worn by a large section of the society, so that a fashion catastrophe does not occur. A basic spectrum of a particular colour should be selected per season, so that everyone can wear the 'season's in colour'.
The second most important thing in our fashion world is embroidery. It is never out-dated, and can be used again and again to give a statement to the outfit. Since we are blessed with a variety of patterns - cultural and regional - coupled with a huge variety of material to be used and a thousands of stitches to choose from, our outfits end up to be quite unique and eye catching. These save most of our outfits from looking the same, giving a large choice to the consumer to pick and choose. The embroidery can range from a full body pattern to small strategically placed motifs - and everything is acceptable.
Due to our changing weather, we have a variety of material to choose from. Basically, lawn or chiffon is
the material to wear in the hot weather we have most of the year. But we have the novelty of selecting other material during the different seasons.
Talking about the make-up we also observe that it is changing with every season. Now that winters are almost over the make-up is also becoming subtle and natural. The warm and bold colours of winter are now being replaced by hues of peach and pink. The main focus is mostly on eyes and lips. The rule still applies - if the eyes are smoky, the lips should be kept natural/nude and if the eyes are kept light then a bright shade on the lips will look perfect.
Coming back to the outfits we have special material for different festivals and occasions, ranging from plain to heavy clothes, embroidered with stones and beads, in a variety of colour. This helps us to delve according to our pleasure, and not be stuck with wearing a material that we can't carry. Even the make-up should be according to the special occasion or event that you are attending.
And inline with the loud taste that most of us have in Pakistan, we tend to opt for vibrant colours thereby lending the regal touch to most of our fancy wear. Then our habit of mix and match of materials, designs and colours help us in making exclusive outfits every time giving our designers a huge palette to work with.
Our outfits allow us to play with our beautiful assortment of jewellery which ranges from the modern to the traditional giving each of us a signature persona and style.