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Barbara Niven Medium Straight Casual Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs - Light Blonde Hair Color

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Added: 17 Aug 2018
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Description

Fresh and simple is the main idea for this 'do. These medium-fine locks are smoothed down with a side part making this a great casual hairstyle to complement an oval face. Only a small amount of product is needed to tame fly-away hair and regular trims every 4-6 weeks will help prevent split ends.

Barbara Niven is looking gorgeous here in a layered, shoulder length hairstyle. She has an oval-shaped face with a rounded jaw line and strong cheekbones. It is the most proportioned of all face shapes and suits the widest variety of hairstyles. Ladies with an oval face can experiment with a variety of hair lengths and cuts too. Barbara tends to keep her hair in simple 'dos around the shoulders and this look is no exception. Here she is wearing a layered style that kicks out at the ends slightly which shows off her glowing skin and bright eyes. Her straightened locks look shiny, silky and healthy with this haircut, that can also be worn up for extra versatility.

As for her color, Barbara chooses to go for a wheaty platinum blonde tone that is ideal for her fair complexion and blue eyes. She is perfectly suited to hair colors that have a beige base to them just like this light blonde shade seen here. The all-over color is warm and vibrant and leaves her hair with a silky, shiny finish. Regular toner touch ups will ensure that the hair looks creamy blonde rather than brassy.

Barbara Niven is an American actress and producer, best known for her performances in Lifetime movies and television roles in Pensacola: Wings of Gold, One Life to Live, and Cedar Cove.

Type

Hair Category
Casual
Hair Length
Medium
Hair Elasticity
Straight

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
round,oval,oblong,square,heart,diamond,triangular
Hair Density
Medium
Hair Texture
Medium
Age
Under 21, 21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, and 51 - 60
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average/Large
Glasses
Yes

Styling

Styling Time
20 minutes
Styling Tip
Products
Mousse, Wax, and Moulding Cream



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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. Blow-dry the Crown

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To blow-dry the crown/top sections, take a section of hair no bigger than the diameter of the brush and blow-dry the hair placing the brush under the section of hair. With your blow-dryer in front of the brush, follow the brush in an upwards direction at the roots and an outwards position at the ends for volume and softness. Continue until the section is dry.

7. Blow-dry the Top Under to the Left

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Take a section of your hair no wider than the diameter of your brush. Place your brush under and at the roots of your section. Then with your blow-dryer above, drag the brush up through the mid-lengths and ends of the hair following with your blow-dryer and pulling the hair to the left. Repeat until your hair is completely dry.

8. Blow-dry the Top Under to the Right

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Take a section of your hair no wider than the diameter of your brush. Place your brush under and at the roots of your section. Then with your blow-dryer above, drag the brush up through the mid-lengths and ends of the hair following with your blow-dryer and pulling the hair to the right. Repeat until your hair is completely dry.

9. Blow-dry Left Side Back

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Take a section of your hair from your ear to your temple that is the same diameter as the brush. Place your brush on top of the hair starting at the roots and pull the hair slowly in a backward direction with your blow-dryer following in front. Be sure the section is dry and then repeat the step on a new section of hair directly behind.

10. Blow-dry Right Side Back

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Take a section of your hair from your ear to your temple that is the same diameter as the brush. Place your brush on top of the hair starting at the roots and pull the hair slowly in a backward direction with your blow-dryer following in front. Be sure the section is dry and then repeat the step on a new section of hair directly behind.

11. Blow-dry Bangs to the Right

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To blow-dry your bangs you will need to take your brush and firstly make sure the section is no wider than the diameter of the brush. Next, place your brush on top of your head and under your section. Using your blow-dryer on a medium setting, blow-dry your hair from the roots, slowly working your way to the ends. Make sure to keep the blow-dryer in front of the brush at all times. Continue this step until the bangs are completely dry.

12. Piece the Ends Using Wax

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Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips and then lightly piece and pinch the ends of your hair.

13. Style Bangs Up and to the Left Using Moulding Cream

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Apply a small amount of moulding cream to your fingers, then starting at your roots, apply the moulding cream as you drag your hair in an upwards, to the left, motion. Pinch the ends for added texture.




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