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Trend Report: Middle Part Braids How To Look Glam and Fly

Hi Dames, middle parts have been a thing for a few years now, but we are kicking it up a notch with this cool trend- braids and jewelry in the middle part! Yep! We have seen it on runways, socialites, and celebs. It’s one of those instacool things to do. I know you are thinking “I can’t pull that off” but the truth is you can. You can too!  The trick is having your outfit and makeup on point, or even just your attitude match your instacool hairstyle that day. I did it! Everyone knows I am a bun and ponytail girl, so what do you think?

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Here’s some other cool inspirations of ways to do it.

 

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So, play with it and see what you like the best and make sure to tag me in the photos! @thehairdame

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso

The Hair Dame

Trends, Trendy Spring/Summer Styles

Trend Alert: Summer Trend Predictions by The Hair Dame

Dames, as summer approaches, there are a few things you need in your arsenal of beauty tools and products. Let’s start with my summer predictions! Actually… these are just the same recycled summer trends we’ve had for the last few years, but enter a few new ones.

Braids:

Braids of all shapes are always in for the summer

Braids of all shapes are always in for the summer

 

Beach Waves:

Who doesn't love some good beach waves?

Who doesn’t love some good beach waves?

 

Headbands:

Headbands work with any hairstyle!

Headbands work with any hairstyle!

 

Hair Wraps:

Hair wraps are making a huge comeback

Hair wraps are making a huge comeback

 

Super Natural Highlights:

Sun-kissed hair is all the rage

Sun-kissed hair is all the rage

 

Dusty Pastel Toners:

Dusty rose hair is a go-to when it comes to muted pastels

Dusty rose hair is a go-to when it comes to muted pastels

 

The Summer Dame guide :

YouTube videos on braids, waving irons and flat irons, headbands (there’s cool ones on Etsy), Hair wraps (buy some clip-in ones, also on Etsy!), get your hair highlited in May/June and stock up on Manic Panic pastels and cheap white conditioner!

Stock up summer’s right around the corner!

 

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso

The Hair Dame

Trends, Trendy Hair Color

Trend Alert: Caramel Hair Is All the Rage!

Hi, Dames! Hair color is a funny thing. Platinum hair has really taken the lead in trends for a while now, mostly because pastels are still raging hard and the only way to get a pastel color is to bleach the hair first. Therefore, everyone wants a platinum base.

If you’re a more natural girl, the runner up with hair color is caramel! It’s already spring and everyone is lightening up for summer. I predict variations of this color will loom over the hot months and caramel tones will reign this year in general. Why? It’s very low maintenance and, let’s face it, who has the time for more? Caramels and toffee hair tones are easy and go well with almost every skin tone. They transition well with blonde and the reality is everyone, even the Kardashian Klan, loves this tone from time to time. You can get with the program! Below are some examples of variations I love:

Queen B is known for her light caramel hair

Queen B is known for her light caramel hair

 

Gigi has been spotted cheating on her All-American blonde locks with a toffee-colored mane

Gigi has been spotted cheating on her All-American blonde locks with a toffee-colored mane

 

J-Lo welcomed Spring with macchiato-colored hair and a blunt lob

J-Lo welcomed Spring with macchiato-colored hair and a blunt lob

 

Future mom Natalie Portman has been rocking a darker take on caramel hair since March

Soon-to-be mom Natalie Portman has been rocking a darker take on caramel hair since March

 

Supermodel Karlie went for a caramel-to-blonde ombre - perfect for the season!

Supermodel Karlie went for a caramel-to-blonde ombre – perfect for the season!

Dames, I want to see your caramel colored hair. Make sure to tag me on IG and I will repost! @thehairdame

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso

The Hair Dame

Trends, Trendy Hair Color

Add Spring Pastels To Your Hair!

Dames, Spring is here! I personally think it’s so much fun to play with the color of our hair to reflect and match the current season. Spring is way more than sun and sunflowers – it’s festivals, pastels in hair and floral patterns on your dress. Giving your hair a hint of pastel is so on trend right now, here’s a couple ways you can do it.

1) Go to your stylist and show her a pic of the hottest influencers on IG and tell her you want that hair. This could be pricey, but obviously it will look amaze.

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2) If you are already blonde you can get a Manic Panic pastel color (the famous Creamtones) and mix it with conditioner if you want your color to be extra light. After washing your hair,  apply the colored conditioner to your hair when it’s damp. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse. If you just want a small streak in your hair, separate out the piece you want and apply the color.

Spring pastels!

Spring pastels!

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Manic Panic Creamtones

3) If you have dark hair or  just want some temporary color, extensions are your best bet.  You can always check out Etsy, for some cool color combos. Supporting our local artists is always an awesome way to go. Or, you could purchase some blonde clip-ins and color them following directions above.

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Pink Ombre Extensions

Hope this inspires you for some cool pastel tones this season, Dames! Let me know if you have any questions.

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso, The Hair Dame

 

Runway to street

THD Rules: How To Match Your Hair To Your Outift

Hi, Dames! People always ask me how to pick styles based on my outfit. I will tell you how! Below are the rules I go by when picking a hairstyle for my friends, family, clients, or myself.

 

Rule #1 Choose a focal point:

What’s it going to be? Your hair OR your outfit? If you have an attention-grabbing ensemble, most likely your hair should be simple and supportive of what you’ve got on (straight, soft, simple and down, or a basic up-do).  If you are wearing a quieter outfit, with basic colors rather than loud patterns, say a solid t-shirt, jeans, or a blazer, you can go all out on your hair and makeup to keep a fashionable balance.

Focal point is cut-out, so Kendall is sporting a soft updo, which happens to be a trending high pony.

As you can see here, Chrissy chose her hair to be the focal point, so her outfit is a basic color, with basic structure and laid-back style.

Again, focal point is hair, and you can tell from this picture that Dakota’s dress is a basic color.

Rule #2  Don’t compete with your dress.

If your dress has a high neckline, wear your hair up. If your dress has a low neckline or strapless, wear your hair downIf you are wearing an in-between, the choice is yours.. but refer to rule #1 for guidance on your styling options. Below are some great suggestions:

With a high neckline, you really want to show the structure and beauty in the dress. Like Emma, wear yours up!

Long straight hair is a beautiful style with a strapless dress. Sofia wore this well.

 

Rule #3  There’s a time and a place.

If you are dressing for business your hair MUST be neat and smooth. Stay away from sexy, messy, or texturized. You want the focus to be who you are as a person but also to show confidence and structure, not your late alarm clock. Dry Bar has opened up everywhere and it’s a great place to pop-in for a quick blowout before work or an important meeting.

 

Pulling one or both sides back adds a little pizzazz to a business-friendly hairstyle.

A straight blowout is a great go-to. Khloé’s killing it!

Waves and curls look great too, as long as they are tightly manicured. Olivia Palermo knows what’s up!

Hope this all makes sense to you. Let me know how it goes!!

 

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso

The Hair Dame

Trends

Hair Through the Decades: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Dames! It’s Women’s History Month, Women’s Empowerment Month… Women Rule Month! So, let’s give a fun homage to all the hairstyles women have rocked through the decades. Interesting, as we look at past fashion week hairstyles there’s a little part of each era that session stylists like Guido Palau use. I love looking at these kinds of pictures — I thought I would share it with you to give you a little hair inspiration.

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Hope you enjoyed the hair tour throughout times!  Which one was your favorite?Comment below.

XXOO,
Amalia Moscoso
The Hair Dame

Runway to street

Trend Alert: Best Hairstyles from Fashion Week Around the World

Dames! There were some epic hairstyles all over the world last month.  I really loved watching every look.  What does this mean?  Let’s go through each image and talk about how this affects us on trends coming…

 

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NYC, Marchesa – Hair: Antonio Corral Calero

Hair jewelry is definitely creeping in on us. My prediction is that it’s about to blow up next year — everyone will be rocking hair jewelry. Get in on the alert to be the first ones doing it, not just for a wedding or a festival, but out for drinks or a date. Jen Atkin created a pretty dope hair jewelry line with Chloe and Isabel last year. Low hair buns are taking a twist as well.  Get creative: wrap, tie, and knot. This is so exciting!

NYC, Christian Siriano - Hair: Anthony Cole

NYC, Christian Siriano – Hair: Anthony Cole

Add wraps, ties, and string around your braids to get a bobble; it’s accessorizing your braid. I got some pretty cool flower pins at Ulta the other day and I put them in may hair, it was so fun to spruce up a braid!

 

London, Versus Versace - Hair: Paul Hanlon

London, Versus Versace – Hair: Paul Hanlon

This is so cool! By far my favorite hair. Why? because it’s so Fifth Element. How does this translate into everyday hair? Hipsters will be washing theirs less and fashion girls will be investing more in coconut oil to give texture to their updo wet look. In the end, everyone that wishes they were cool will be seeing all this and saying: “I could never pull that off”. Yes, you can! The wet look is not going anywhere, it’s just evolving with texture.

London, Christopher Kane - Hair: Guido Palau

London, Christopher Kane – Hair: Guido Palau

Messy wet texture, mixed with polished hair. Mixed media in the hair. This is slick polished hair with a messy braid!

Paris, Chanel - Hair: Sam McKnight

Paris, Chanel – Hair: Sam McKnight

Lots of volume and glamorous headbands. You can get this level of volume with Secret Volume by The Hair Dame.

Paris, Balmain - Hair: Sam McKnight

Paris, Balmain – Hair: Sam McKnight

Sam McKnight basically showed us how to make cornrows look high fashion. Polished. Straight. Epic.

Milan, Moschino - Hair: Paul Hanlon

Milan, Moschino – Hair: Paul Hanlon

SHORT BANGS OH ME, OH MY! Clip-on bangs are an amazing way to get this look without crying and wearing headbands for the next 6 months.

Milan, Bottega Veneta - Hair: Guido Palau

Milan, Bottega Veneta – Hair: Guido Palau

Hair hats — love it. Take your dirty hair day and do something more than a ponytail or a bun. Use precision parts and create disconnected styles, like a textured top knot to the side and a ponytail in the back. So cute! You could rock this hairstyle in sweatpants and look fly.

Dames, I hope you liked this recap. Try these hairstyles and tag me on IG. I”ll repost you!

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso

The Hair Dame

Runway to street, Trends

Glimpse Into NYFW: Hair Trends Coming Our Way

NYFW week was last month and it left us all feeling exhausted in NYC. I had to take the last couple of weeks to really dive into to each show and take it all in. I want to tell you about some trends that are sticking around for a while! There are three of them: natural texture, middle parts, and the wet look!  Works out for me, because these are my three go to’s!

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This last look is my go to when I have 1-day or 2-day old hair and want to look chic. Check out my video on how to create a wet look here:

The looks that come out on this runway every year don’t just affect the clothing we all purchase the next year but influence the looks of hair trends and hairstyles you will see everyone rockin’, which makes me excited because these are looks everyone can pull off!  My favorite looks are here to stay. Make sure to tune in next Sunday for my recap on what happened at all Fashion Weeks worldwide.

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso

The Hair Dame

Trends, Trendy Hair Color

Blorange Color Trend: Yay or Nay?

Hi, Dames! Is everyone noticing this rosé colored hair trend that is all over IG? Yeah, me too. It’s called Blorange! I’m not mad at it… I mean, it was hot like 2 years ago but back then it was just called rose gold.  Leave it to the millennials to give it a cool name! It’s fun to mix up your blonde from time to time. It’s easy to do it yourself at home. Don’t be afraid, it washes out easily, especially if you use Manic panic. Manic panic does not have metallic salts in it, therefore it naturally fades a little bit after every wash. This is great if you like to mix it up. The color of the blorange will take differently on all parts of your hair where you have different colors. The trick is using the tone that you like to mix and you will love the variation that you have no matter how it picks up.

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Instructions:

Pick two Manic Panic creamtone colors you like: one on the rosey side, one on the golden side. Take a little bit of each and mix together. In a separate bowl, put a heaping amount of white conditioner. It can be any conditioner, so use an inexpensive one that allows you to be liberal with the amount you coat on your hair. Take your mix of color and slowly add it to the conditioner.

*NOTE* The color you see in the bowl is going to be the color that your hair turns. That’s why you need to add it slowly. If you want it more on the pastel side just add a tiny bit, if you want it more vibrant, add accordingly. Have fun with it!

 

Below is a few of my favorite IG posts of the color in different variations that I love.

 

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Well, Dames, hope you liked the inspo. Make sure to tag me on IG so I can repost you! I love seeing your cool hair color and styles!!

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso,

The Hair Dame

Runway to street, Trends

Award Season Hair Trends: You Can Do It Too!

We are mid-award season, Dames, and Fashion Week has just started in NYC. I love watching what everyone’s hair looks like because this sets the tone for the rest of us for the next couple of years. Most of the time it takes at least a year to catch up to the mass. The award shows we have seen so far have showed us two predominant trends as far as hair and style are concerned.

The first is sleek, straight, and a fixed part in the hair. I love this look and it translates easily into our every day lives. I even did a video on how to create it yourself last summer.  The fact that it’s all over the red carpet this year means that this style is not going anywhere. So, Dames, when you’re trying to think of how to wear your hair to Catch L.A. for any Grammy afterparties, or how to wear your hair for the Balmain show, this is definitely a go to. If you’re a Dame that’s not in any fashion scene and you just want to go out with girlfriends or on a hot date, this works for you too. My boyfriend loves this look on me. Click here for the video on how you can create these looks on your own.

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If you’re on the go and don’t have time to click above, here’s the video to show you how to create this look on your own. Don’t be afraid of not being able to do it, because you absolutely can!!

The second look is using hair extensions and hair pieces to create hair accessories in your hairstyle. What?! Yes! These celeb hairstylists use this trick to make the updo or style bigger and better. What is a better accessory than hair? More hair!! This might seem difficult to you, but we have a simple way of doing it that you can recreate easily. We actually have another video in our archive from when we create a crown braid with Secret Extensions by The Hair Dame. This is a prime example of what I’m talking about. If you have clip-ins at home you can do the same thing.  Click here to see how you can do it yourself! Here’s some red carpet examples of hair extension pieces used from the last couple of award shows. Some are massive buns, braided buns, braided head dresses, you name it… Check it out!

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Press play to watch the video of how you can create this look on your own.

Make sure to tag me on IG and on Facebook with your finished look! I will repost you!

XXOO,

Amalia Moscoso, The Hair Dame

Runway to street, Trends

The Haircut Everyone Will Want In 2017

Hi, Dames! Is everyone feeling a little drab with their lobs and minimal layers? It’s time to shake it up. Gucci has been trying to tell us the 70’s are back for quite some time now,  it is not the time to conform. What does this mean? Time to snip snip! Bangs of all lengths, multi dimensional layers, and natural waves are all in. No matter what your length is- there’s a version of a shag waiting for you. I curated some of my favorite versions of different lengths below for inspiration – I know which I’ll be getting! Let me know your favorite below and if you need any tips on what to ask your hairdresser to do…

 

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Let me know which one’s your favorite! Tag me on IG and I will repost my favorites!

XXOO,

The Hair Dame

Trends, Trendy Winter Styles

Secret Bangs, Secret Weapon: How to Switch Up Your Look During the Holiday Party Season

The Holidays are approaching and getting all dolled up is the the way to go. Picture this: you’ve always wanted to try bangs, but you’re scared. The winter is the best time for bangs because it’s not a hot and sweaty time of year. Secret Bangs are the best invention ever. They clip in and clip out! Here’s some hairstyle ideas you can do with bangs. How fun to create a whole new look for the evening with a little clip-in bang!

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HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 27:  Actress Jennifer Garner arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. "Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on April 27, 2009 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Check back tomorrow for our interview with Katie Welch and her Secret Bangs and Secret Volume hairstyle. We will share our tutorial on how to create this look below.

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Take a pic of your bangs hairstyles and post on IG and tag us @thehairdame . We will repost our favs.

For more info, CLICK LINK Below:

https://www.SECRETEXTENSIONS.com/?mid=8731044

XOXO,

The Dames

 

Trends, Trendy Hair Color, Trendy Spring/Summer Styles

Spring into Hair Color

The Best way to boil down the spring hair color trend is with one word- Sombre. Sombre means soft ombre. No matter what color your hair is; blonde, red, or brunette, its time to create the lightbox around your face and brighten up for the warm weather. There’s definately diferent levels to sombre, you can be as natural or as dramatic as you wish, but the idea is to have a darker root and lighter ends, but the soft part is to have highlights that break up the root and blend into the lighter ends.. Here’s a few examples that we love.

Blondes- Honey to platinum, short to long. Here’s some of our fav’s.

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Brunettes- Carmel, honey, bronze. The shade is up to you.

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Red Heads- From copper to strawberry blonde, here’s some ideas of shades we love.

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Runway to street, Trends, Trendy Spring/Summer Styles

We Have A Trend Alert! NYFW SS2016 -Get The Look

What do Boss, DKNY, Delpozo, and Michael Kors have in common at their runway shows?

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You guessed it Dames! Deep side parts!! What does this mean for us?  This is a high trend alert. This spring/ summer the deep side part will be a happening look. We’ve also noticed a natural beach messy texture vibe going on. Feels Twiggy meets Bridgette Bardot. We have some hot how to’s coming up to stay on point with the right version of these styles for you. Stay Tuned!

xxoo,

Dame Amalia