Miley Cyrus goes big

Miley Cyrus goes big

MILEY CYRUS GOES BIG, REAL BIG!

The Grammy Awards have consistently provided a platform for artists to showcase their talent, creativity, and unique styles. This year was no exception, and one artist who truly stole the spotlight with her bold and striking look was none other than Miley Cyrus.

As Dolly Parton once said, “Life is short, keep your dreams big and your hair bigger.” Well, at this year’s Grammy Awards, Miley Cyrus took her godmother’s words very literally. Not only did she take home an award, but thanks to her heaven-reaching mane of curls, she’s also sweeping through social media and has forever become synonymous with ‘volume.’

The visionary or culprit (depending on who you ask) behind the hairstyle that reaches for the stars is her long-time stylist and friend, Bob Recine. “Last year, I featured Miley’s wet look for hair,” Recine said in a statement. “For the Grammys, we decided we wanted something dry and bigger, more full hair, but sexy, tousled, and touchable,” and boy did he hit the mark he set out to hit.

As Miley Cyrus graced the red carpet, all eyes were on her. For the past decade, she’s been known for her fearless fashion choices, and Miley’s hair was no exception. However, it’s divided the internet. Some claim that she’s reintroduced an old-school style that will reverberate through the industry, while others have less flattering things to say, including comments involving electrical sockets. Either way, no matter which side of the creative take you are standing on, we can all agree on one thing: her fearless drive to push creative boundaries and norms helps us all in what we do, push boundries. Confidence to stand out, to try new things, to be different. Miley left everyone in awe, and my take is that we should all take a page out of her book.

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THE RACHEL IS BACK

The grand spectacle of the 81st annual  Golden Globes unfolded this past Sunday, casting a shimmering spotlight on celebrities who paraded down the illustrious red carpet adorned in nothing short of breathtaking designer ensembles. Amidst the array of show-stopping fashion statements, one icon stood out in timeless elegance – none other than Jennifer Aniston. With an effortless presence that required no embellishments, she graced the event in a bespoke Dolce & Gabbana gown, radiating sheer magnificence.

However, the pièce de résistance of her ensemble was undeniably her daring departure from the ordinary, showcased through a chic and shorter hairstyle paired with a flirtatious side part. 

Brace yourselves, for the resurgence of “The Rachel” is upon us! The iconic choppy bob, once sported by Aniston’s character in Friends, is making a triumphant return to the forefront of style. Get ready for a wave of ’90s nostalgia to sweep over 2024, as your clients clamour for this revived and irresistibly trendy look.

In this short cutting guide, we’ll walk through the essential steps to recreate this classic ‘Rachel’ hairstyle.

But before we dive into the haircut steps I always feel a need to remind ourselves the importance of the consultation.  As always, talk about their hair type, texture, and daily routine to make sure the ‘Rachel’ cut works with their facial structure, hair structure as well as their lifestyle. The key to any successful cut, keep it real about expectations and handle any worries they’ve got.

THE RACHEL IS BACK

The grand spectacle of the 81st annual  Golden Globes unfolded this past Sunday, casting a shimmering spotlight on celebrities who paraded down the illustrious red carpet adorned in nothing short of breathtaking designer ensembles. Amidst the array of show-stopping fashion statements, one icon stood out in timeless elegance – none other than Jennifer Aniston. With an effortless presence that required no embellishments, she graced the event in a bespoke Dolce & Gabbana gown, radiating sheer magnificence.

However, the pièce de résistance of her ensemble was undeniably her daring departure from the ordinary, showcased through a chic and shorter hairstyle paired with a flirtatious side part. 

Brace yourselves, for the resurgence of “The Rachel” is upon us! The iconic choppy bob, once sported by Aniston’s character in Friends, is making a triumphant return to the forefront of style. Get ready for a wave of ’90s nostalgia to sweep over 2024, as your clients clamour for this revived and irresistibly trendy look.

In this short cutting guide, we’ll walk through the essential steps to recreate this classic ‘Rachel’ hairstyle.

But before we dive into the haircut steps I always feel a need to remind ourselves the importance of the consultation.  As always, talk about their hair type, texture, and daily routine to make sure the ‘Rachel’ cut works with their facial structure, hair structure as well as their lifestyle. The key to any successful cut, keep it real about expectations and handle any worries they’ve got.

STEP 1. PREP AND SECTIONING

Begin with a clean, damp canvas by washing and conditioning the hair using products suitable for your client’s hair type. Towel-dry the hair, removing excess moisture without over-drying. You might even want to introduce your client to a monthly deep cleansing routine, using a clarifying shampoo like the ‘Build up Be Gone’ by The Hair Movement. 

Then divide the hair into manageable sections.

STEP 2. ESTABLISH THE LENGTH 

The Rachel cut is characterised by its medium length, falling around the shoulders. Begin by establishing the base length, keeping in mind that the layers will add movement and dimension to the overall look. Use a razor or shears, depending on your client’s hair texture and desired finish.

STEP 3. LAYERING TECHNIQUE

The signature element of the Rachel haircut is its layers, giving the hair more body surrounding the face in a heart shape, framing it perfectly. Opt for long, textured layers that frame the face and create a soft, flattering effect. Begin layering around the face, gradually working towards the back. Be mindful of maintaining balance and avoiding excessive thinning, especially for clients with finer hair.

STEP 4. FACE-FRAMING

To achieve the Rachel’s face-framing layers, angle your cuts diagonally, starting around the chin level. This technique adds a subtle, elegant shape that enhances the features and captures the essence of the iconic haircut.

Diagonal cuts are the key to that iconic Rachel vibe. These layers are not just layers; they’re a work of art that captures the essence of chic.

STEP 5. TEXTURIZING FOR MOVEMENT

Texture is our secret weapon – we want that effortlessly chic allure.

Now, pay attention to the tools of the trade. Grab those 38 teeth texturizing scissors or, if you’re feeling extra fancy, the design razors by Kasho. It’s like giving your haircut a magic wand! Or use the classic technique of point-cutting, adding movement and kicking bulk to the curb, all while keeping that killer overall shape intact.

Why does it matter, you ask? Well, we’re steering clear of the dreaded “too heavy, too blunt” trap. ‘The Rachel’ cut needs to flow. So, my hair virtuosos, get ready to sprinkle some texture magic and let those scissors dance.

STEP 6. FINISHING TOUCHES

After you’ve nailed down the iconic cut, let’s bring the glam to life with a blow-dry finish. We’re talking about flaunting those layers like they’re on a runway, giving the hair that sleek, polished look. And hey, if you’re feeling a bit extra, bring out the straightening or curling irons and show your client how to finish it off themselves at home. 

To keep the magic going, I’ve got some must-haves for your client. The ‘Plump Up Fine’ by The Hair Movement – it’s the superhero volumizing shampoo that your clients hair has been waiting for. I’d also recommend finishing of with the ‘Boost it Up’ spray, giving that added volume. Trust me, it’s the secret sauce to keeping that fresh-from-the-salon look. So, get ready to roll out the Rachel.

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Embrace the Chic: Hottest Hair Bobs of 2024

In the ever-evolving world of fashion, hair trends play a significant role in shaping personal style. As we dive into 2024, bob hairstyles continue to steal the spotlight, offering a perfect blend of sophistication and modern flair. Let’s explore the most coveted hair bobs that are making waves this year.

1. Textured Bobs for Effortless Cool

The textured bob has become a go-to choice for those seeking a relaxed yet stylish vibe with minimal styling. This cut adds a playful touch to your look, creating movement and dimension. Embrace those tousled waves or opt for a choppy finish – textured bobs effortlessly strike the balance between casual and chic.

2. Blunt Cuts Make a Bold Statement

Unapologetically sleek and striking, blunt-cut bobs are making a strong comeback in 2024. This edgy style provides a clean, sleek, sharp look that exudes confidence. Whether chin-length or grazing the shoulders, a blunt bob makes a bold statement, framing the face with precision.

3. Layered Bobs with Soft Waves

Embrace your length and create a more relaxed look. This is a cut for those who crave versatility, layered bobs with soft waves are stealing the scene. The layers add movement and texture, while gentle waves provide a touch of femininity. This dynamic combination offers a stylish solution for those wanting a bob that effortlessly transitions from day to night.

4. Asymmetrical Bobs for Modern Edge

Dramatic and Bold! Step into the future with asymmetrical bobs, where one side is slightly longer than the other. This avant-garde style adds a contemporary edge to the classic bob, offering a bold and unique look that stands out in a crowd.

5. Pixie-Length Bobs for the Bold

Best of both, if you dare! Channel your inner audacity with pixie-length bobs, taking the traditional bob to daring new heights. This ultra-short variation is not for the faint of heart but promises a head-turning, fashion-forward statement that defies conventions, it really is the best of two bold cuts.

6. Pastel Hues to Elevate the Style

Complement your bob with a touch of color. Pastel hues, ranging from soft lavender to muted rose gold, are weaving their way into the mainstream. To really make it pop, try face-framing, which adds a pop of personality to your bob with these trendy, eye-catching shades.

As you venture into the realm of 2024’s most sought-after bobs, remember that the key to a successful hairstyle lies in choosing one that aligns with your personal taste, lifestyle, and hair type. Consult with your stylist to tailor these trends to suit your individual needs, and get ready to turn heads with a chic and on-trend bob that showcases your unique style.

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