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Long Straight Dark Ash Blonde Hairstyle

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Added: 10 Nov 2010
Hairstyle Popularity Rating: ★★★★★

Description

This is a fun look which features sliced layers to make it easier to style. The Back: the medium to long layers have been sliced to create soft wispy ends. The Sides: the layers start from a medium level and blend into the back layers to balance out the shape.





Hairstyle Type

Category
Casual
Length
Long
Elasticity
Straight

Haircut Technique

Type
Scissor Cut

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
oval,oblong,square,diamond
Hair Density
Thin/Medium
Hair Texture
Fine/Medium
Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, and 31 - 40
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average/Large
Forehead Height
Short/Average
Neck Length
Short/Average
Ears
Small/Average
Nose
Small/Average
Glasses
Yes

Styling

Time
30+ minutes
Tip
Use your smoothing shine to add a small amount of gloss and to reduce fly-aways.
Products
Mousse, Wax, Smoothing Shine, and Hair Spray
Tools
Blow Dryer



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Mousse

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Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

2. Part to the Right

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Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your right eye and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even right part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.

3. Use a Medium Radial Brush

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A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

4. Use a Blow-dryer to Kick Out the Back

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Starting at the nape/back of the hair, place your brush on top of the section and blow-dryer down starting from the roots and using tension as you go. Next, place the blow-dryer underneath the hair and continue to blow-dry the ends out. Make sure to follow the brush with the blow-dryer in an outwards direction. If you like fuller flicks, hold the ends out and roll them up into the brush and apply the heat for longer.

5. Use a Blow-dryer to Kick Out the Sides

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To blow-dry the sides, take out your first sections from the front and clip the rest of the hair up. Place your brush on top of the section, and starting from the roots, blow-dry down using tension as you go. Next, place the blow-dryer underneath the hair and continue to blow-dry the ends out. Continue this step until the hair is dry.

6. Style to the Left Using a Blow-dryer

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Working in sections, place your brush at the roots of your hair and then using a blow-dryer on low heat, drag your brush through to the ends styling towards the left.

7. Style to the Right Using a Blow-dryer

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Working in sections, place your brush at the roots of your hair and then using a blow-dryer on low heat, drag your brush through to the ends styling towards the right.

8. Wax the Back of Hair Out

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Using wax and your fingers grab the mid-lengths of your hair and then drag it out and upwards for a full and messy result. Remember not to overdo the wax or your result will be a flat and greasy style.

9. Softly Flick Sides Using Wax

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Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips, and then starting about halfway down the hair shaft, pinch and drag the hair in a downward motion before flicking the ends out. Remember not to apply too much wax as it will weigh your hair down.

10. Lift Roots Using Wax

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Apply some hard wax to your fingertips and then rub it into your roots while lifting your strands for soft volume.

11. Apply Smoothing Shine

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Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.

12. Apply Hairspray

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To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.




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