There’s a new technique on the color scene called strobing. An offshoot of hair color contouring, which requires the use of multiple products, strobing identifies where the natural light hits the cheekbones, brows, nose and chin, and uses highlighter to define that area. Balayage is a highlighting technique brushed on to create a graduated, natural-looking effect.
Typically cut right at or directly above the eyebrows, blunt bangs are often thought of as too narrowing as styles go, but April says don’t be fooled. Ragged or ruffled; spiked up with hair gel, mousse or wax; swept to one side or the other; or cut longer to fall over the eyes are among the list of options.
Braids and Up-do's
Incorporated into an updo, a braid can make your party hairstyle elegant while keeping it contemporary and a little less fussy. There are many braided updos that can be done in five minutes and are easy to do.