Social media can sometimes feel as though it’s taking over the world, but would you believe that 54% of couples use a wedding hashtag for their big day? That’s right; it seems as though social media is the new place to celebrate your ceremony, too.
Keep It Short
Believe it or not, but it’s thought the best wedding hashtags are 16 characters long. This might seem a lot, but you may soon find yourself running out of letters. Thankfully, making it shorter means it’s likely to be more memorable for your guests.
Add In Puns
Many of us love a pun or two, and your wedding hashtag could be the perfect time to show off your skills. Using similar sounding words or creative ways to involve your surname could soon see your hashtag game soar to the next level.
Ask Your Guests
If you’re stumped for ideas or can’t choose between the perfect hashtags, then why not ask your guests? More heads can often be better, and now’s the time to put their skills to good use, too. Plus, photographers or wedding planners might have a few ideas of their own to add to the mix.
Make It Simple
Sometimes, simple really can be better. Using both your surnames, alliteration, or focusing on the date can be enough to make your guests remember the hashtag. Plus, experts believe that capitalizing each word makes it stand out more at a quick glance.
Make It Stand Out
Creating a distinctive hashtag means it should be easier for you to find your guests’ snaps online. Using one that has been chosen a hundred times before or shows up a ton of other results could make it more difficult to spot your ceremony snaps in amongst the rest.
Promote Your Hashtag
How will any of your guests know to use your hashtag if they don’t know what it is? Some couples love to go big with huge signs around their venue. However, others opt for smaller reminders, such as a welcome board, notices on their wedding tables, drink stirrers, napkins, or menus with their hashtag.
Social media can be great to see your wedding for your guests’ point of view. Thankfully, creating an awesome hashtag means you should soon find all of those hidden snaps to relive the day time and time again.
Hairstylists Share Secrets and Tricks That Beauty Salons Use
Thermal Hair Protection
If you have ever been to a hairstylist after bleaching your hair blonde or dyeing it, you may have experienced a bit of indignation. That is because most hairstylists find working with treated hair a hassle. For this reason alone, it’s very important to take care of your hair.
If you have treated blonde hair or any color of dye on your hair, you need to style your hair only after using protection products that work against heat damage.
You have just dyed your hair and feel good about the turnout, but you know that you are going to have to do a touch-up soon because no color stays for very long, right? Well, there is a trick you might want to know about in order to prolong the process.
Hairstylists say that you should try not to sweat excessively, or you should try to find some way to limit perspiration around your hair because this can make the dye last for a shorter period of time.
You have to wash and nourish your hair, especially if you have dyed it, but when you choose to do this, you can’t just use any old shampoo or mask. You have to be careful when choosing your products and hairstylists would like you to know this.
When you have dyed your hair, you need to look for shampoos and masks that have a color-safe formula. If you don’t, you will lose more color with every wash, and that will affect how long your color stays.
When you get home after a long day, most of us want to hop in a hot bath or shower to wash away the day. This may be good for cleaning and relaxing those muscles, but hairstylists have something else to say when it comes to your hair.
If you have dyed your hair, you will need to wash your hair with cold water to give it a longer life. Also, if you go to the salon, make sure to mention your dye job to them.
To try to get your damaged hair back in good health, some hairstylists offer a service called lamination or hair Botox. However, this is a harsh process and it doesn’t necessarily work for everyone.
Many hairstylists suggest that you don’t use these services, as lamination or botox cannot help fix the damaged or split ends. Some even say this is just a scam that some salons try to perpetrate.
If you want to take the dyed color out of your hair, it is quite the process and there are multiple ways to do it. Many people go to salons for lightening or for decolorization, but there is a less invasive process that any hairstylist would suggest that you opt for.
Peeling is a process that’s not only healthier and time-saving but is also less of a strain on your wallet. This process will also leave your hair much more healthy than the other options.
There are a lot of people who suffer from a hypersensitive scalp. Many of them may have no idea why, but your hairstylist might have a few ideas. Especially when you complain about it while in their salon, they’ll be able to better evaluate your scalp.
Itchy or painful scalps can be caused by using the wrong shampoo or simply by moving your hair into a different position. Say something the next time you’re at the salon and let the hairstylist see which one it is.
Have you ever gotten your hairstyle all set and looking on point only to find yourself very uncomfortable? In fact, you might even be in a lot of pain. Why does this happen? Well, leave it to the professionals to explain why.
Many hairstylists say that this irritation could be caused by you pinning or pulling the hair against its natural direction that it is intended to flow in. There may be no way to fix this other than taking the hairdo down or loosening the pins.
Many people put their hair and scalp through the wringer. Processes like dying or perming can be harsh on your hair, and many times, these processes cause a dry or itchy scalp. This can be annoying and hard to handle both during and after the procedure.
Salons and hairstylists know this could be because you are having an allergic reaction to certain products, so they often suggest that you get tested before the procedure to keep this from happening.
If you are wondering why your scalp is in pain, there are quite a few reasons that this might be. One of them is something that salons and hairstylists know to be one of the primary reasons, and now, you will know as well…
If you let your hair get dirty, and the pores on your scalp get clogged, this can make your hair heavier at the roots. This heavier sensation could be the reason behind your pain.
If you have silver hair, you know how hard it can be to dye it, but there is a process that can be done to help this process as long as you do your coloring in a salon. This process is called etching.
It may take more time, but if your hairstylist suggests it, then you should go for it. We are sure you will be happier with the end result and your silver-dyed hair will last longer!
The Scalp Knows
When you are thinking about your health and how your body is doing, looking at your scalp is the last thing you think about, right? Well, according to hairstylists you should be aware that you can tell a lot from your scalp.
A professional hairdresser can look at your scalp and tell you a lot about what’s going on with your life and your eating habits. Some may even be able to offer you suggestions on what you need to add or ease up on your diet.
Make it Last
Brazilian blowouts are popular, but they don’t last that long, which means you are spending a lot of money more often than most of us would like to. However, you can make that blowout last longer thanks to this next tip.
You need to make sure that your hair is completely dry. If it isn’t, it will frizz and begin to fall, so just make sure you are thorough when you are drying your hair.
If you like the sleek ponytail look, you may find that getting it perfectly sleek is difficult. This may be because you are using the wrong tool to do the deed. Hairstylists suggest using a mixed bristle brush.
You need one that has more bristles, as this will make for a smoother turnout. Also, hairstylists suggest tilting your head a little when you try to get it into a pony. The best angle would be about 45 degrees.
Start From the Roots
If you have thinner hair, and you want some volume, you can do it. However, you will have to make a change to the steps you take when you dry your hair. You have to stop yourself from drying your hair from the bottom up, says hairstylists.
If you start drying your hair from the roots down, you will build up volume. Along with the hairdryer, you will need to lift the roots with your fingers as you dry your hair.
Try These Out
Perhaps you have straight hair and getting a good curl or wave can be challenging. When this is the case, many people head to the salon because the professionals know what to do. However, there are some tools you can use at home to get the same results.
Hairstylists shared with us that if this is your hair type, then you should invest in some Velcro rollers. Add in a few spritzes of water, and you should get a good final curl.
Trim Hair Regularly
How many of us wait months upon months to get a haircut or trim? Apparently, this is very bad, as it allows the split ends (if you have any) to grow longer. What this means is that you will have to remove more inches when you do finally get to the salon.
Most hairstylists suggest that you should make a trip to the salon every two months whether you are getting a haircut or not. Also, when you do go for your trim, make sure you look at the tools the hairstylist is using, as you don’t want them to use dull instruments.
When to Use Your Dryer?
Are you tired of dry, brittle hair and split ends? There is a quick fix, and every hairstylist knows this one. Have you ever noticed that they spritz on some sort of spray before they begin to dry your hair? Well, that touch of moisture is actually a thermal protectant.
If you don’t apply a thermal protectant before using heated devices on your hair, you are creating the perfect atmosphere for those split ends, as the heat will remove all the moisture. So, be aware of this in the future!
Let it Dry
You get out of the shower and dry off. Then what? Many of us reach for that brush, especially if we have just washed our hair. According to a hairstylist, this is a bad habit, and we should stop doing it right about now!
Running that brush through wet hair could cause a lot of damage. Another point that hairstylists would like to make in this area is to stop using head massagers when your hair is wet. This causes the hair to tangle up and makes it harder to brush out afterward.
Just Say No
Sometimes, you don’t necessarily need a cut or a trim. You just need your hair thinned out a bit. If you have thick hair, you know what we are talking about, as the weight of that hair can be seriously annoying.
Some hairstylists warn you that you should be cautious of the tools your hairstylist uses when doing this. You don’t want them to use thinning scissors, as they do more damage than good.
Remember to Moisturize
Taking care of your hair differs not only from person to person but also from climate to climate. You will have to take better care of it in a humid climate as opposed to a drier one, so if you live in a dry climate, salons have one major tip for you.
Because the air is dry, your hair will have less moisture, and that leaves it open to breaking. If this is the case, you should definitely invest in a moisturizing mask or spray.
Use Hair Chalk for Kids
Kids see things packaged nicely and then they want them. This goes for trends, as well, and that is why a lot of kids look to dye their hair fun colors. If you are a parent, how do you do this in a safe and non-permanent way?
Hairstylists in salons suggest using hair chalk. The chalk doesn’t actually dye the hair, but it does color it. It is also easier to wash it out of the hair and doesn’t damage their clothes.
You go to the salon in search of the perfect hairstyle for you, but how do you know which one best suits you? The end result needs to be neat and clean, and that is what most hairstylists will tell you.
Also, which hair color do stylists like to work on more? They don’t have a favorite is what most of them will tell you, but working on bleached or dyed hair is surprisingly a lot easier.
Looking for the Right Fit
You are putting your hair in the hands of a stranger, and maybe you want to know how to choose the right one for you. Hairstylists often keep quiet about what you should do to your hair because it is partially a preferential thing.
However, there are a few signs that will tell you just how professional they are. For example, a hairstylist should start at the center of the hairstyle and go from there. Also, it is a good indicator if they ask you what you will be wearing as different clothing suits different hairstyles.
Regular or Professional Shampoo?
Should you buy regular shampoo or pay a little more and go for the professional one? This is a question that has a lot of stylists get asked about.
When asked, hairstylists will actually tell you that if you use a conditioner with your shampoo, you can get just as good results with regular shampoo. Plus, you’ll save money. What a great tip to know!
Double it Up
When you are in the shower, how many times do you wash your hair? Most of us will probably answer once, and then once with the conditioner. Hairstylists know this is actually a major issue and that it will not get your hair clean.
Hairstylists will tell you that one wash will simply strip the top layer of grime. Once you get rid of that, you should do another wash. The nutrients in the shampoo will make it to your hair and scalp the second time around.
Don’t Rub it Dry
You jump out of the shower, grab your towel, and start rubbing your hair to dry it. This is what a lot of people do, but this method of drying your hair is not good for your hair. This can actually damage your hair!
Instead, salons and their stylists suggest that you use a towel and press your hair from the roots down to the ends. This will be gentler on your hair. Some say that an old t-shirt is a great alternative to a towel as its fabric is less harsh.
Condition After a Mask
The proper process of cleaning and moisturizing your hair can be a challenge to figure out. Do you put your hair mask on before or after the conditioning process? Many condition the hair first and then finish off with a mask but this actually isn’t the most effective way.
According to hairstylists, you should put the mask on and then do a deep rub of conditioner. This will ensure your hair is shiny and that it gets all the nutrients from the mask.
Let it Go
You are in a hurry, and you have to get your hair dry, but jumping out of the shower and drying your hair immediately is actually bad for your hair. In fact, you should let your hair dry a little before you start the drying process.
This will help you protect your hair from potential damage from the heat of the flat irons or the hairdryer you use. Remember that cool air is better!
Use the Right Tools
There is something that we, as normal, everyday people, just don’t do right when it comes to styling our hair. One of the biggest things a lot of hairstylists feel we should all know has to do with the straightening process.
You should use your straightener iron with a brush instead of just by itself. The brush should trail along after the iron to ensure a good result without any bumps or knots.
“You shouldn’t wash your hair every day!” – this is something we have all started hearing over the past few years. For the most part, that is right, but not for everyone. As with everything, there are some exceptions to this rule.
Hairstylists say, if you have oily hair, it is definitely okay for you to wash your hair every day. Also, regular shampoos are gentle enough that they won’t strip your hair badly.
Use Salt Spray
If you want a light wave that looks bouncy and textured, many people turn to a perm. However, with that process comes damage to your hair, so there is an alternative and more natural way to get similar results.
If you look at the shelves of a salon store, you might find a product called salt spray. You can invest in this or make some spray of your own with water and rock salt. By spraying this into your hair and scrunching it in sections, it will dry in a nice and wavy way.
Have you ever curled your hair but made the curls a little too tight? If you have, you know how hard it is to get them to loosen, but that is only because we didn’t have the knowledge of professional hairstylists up until now.
If you take your spray bottle with water in it and spritz your hair with it, you can get those curls to loosen. This is a great timesaver as you won’t need to rewet the hair and start again.
Use Some Oil
Sometimes, when you use products, your hair will lose its sheen. Things like surf spray and texturizers will do this. However, you can lessen the impact of these products by using just a little dab of one special product.
Say hello to hair oil. Simply mix it in with your other products and then just rake it through your hair. Your hair will shine again after using this simple yet effective hack.
Sleep With a Bonnet
You go to the salon and get your hair done up real nice, and you do everything you can to ensure the hairstyle lasts. But how do you do that when you have to sleep for the night? Hairstylists know the answer to this quandary, and we are going to share it with you…
Simply head out to the shops and get yourself a silk bonnet. It might not be that enticing to look at for your significant other, but it will preserve your hairdo for longer and that is what’s more important, right?
No Iron Needed
Are you looking for a way to make sure the hair on the back of your head gets straightened? This can actually be achieved without the help of a straightener but it has to be done in a specific manner during the drying process.
While you are drying your hair, take your brush and brush your hair forward. This motion will create tension at the roots, and this will lead to your hair looking straighter, without the damage of a hot iron.
Have your curls begun looking a little drab? This can be annoying to the person who worked hard to get that fresh curl look. Is there a way to get them back to their original glory? There is, and stylists are willing to share the secret.
Take your hairdryer and set it to a cool setting. Then, take it and blast your hair for a few minutes. This will give those curls life again.
Keep it Healthy
If you are someone who likes to color your hair, you will want to make sure that you keep your hair healthy throughout the dyeing process. Why you may ask? Well, hairstylists say that healthier hair makes for a longer color life.
You should use deep conditioning treatments weekly so that your hair stays keeps its shine. Doing this will make sure that your color will last longer and look better. Therefore, there’s no downside to these treatments!
Curly hair is hard to keep from tangling, especially when you are hopping into the shower to clean it. However, if you take a little prep time before you get to that, you can reduce the chance of getting major tangles.
Take your hair and section it out into four twists. Then, shampoo each section, and you will have fewer tangles after your shower. This will also make brushing it out after it is dried a little easier.
Having full and bouncy hair throughout your day can be done. One of the easiest ways involves using one product at night that you probably wouldn’t have otherwise thought of to do this job.
If you use dry shampoo, starting at the roots down until the ends, right before bed, you will wake up with full and lively hair for the next day. Don’t believe us? There’s only one way for you to find out if this works!
Sometimes, after you have gone through your standard routines, you may find that it feels like your hair is getting limper and losing its volume. This may be because your scalp is loaded down with dead skin.
Hairstylists suggest using a scrub every now and then to get rid of that dead skin. Like with your face, your scalp will open the pores after being scrubbed, and this will give extra life to your hair.
If you don’t have oily hair and try not to wash it too many times a week. Instead, there are some products you can use to prolong the process, as well as some hairstyles that work very well for this.
One style that some hairstylists suggest you try is the classic low bun. If you do this coupled with a little bit of pomade, the bun will not only look good but help extend your time between washes.
Reactivating the Product
You know when you’re just having a really good hair day and you just want to achieve the same look the next day? Well, we have a suggestion that could help do the trick and it requires minimal effort.
Take a spray bottle with water and spritz a little bit of that onto your hair. The water will help reactivate the product, so you don’t have to reapply any hair products again.
Too Much, No Problem
What if you used a little too much product? This can sometimes weigh your hair down and also make it look dirty. You definitely don’t want that, but how can you get rid of that excess product? Hairstylists say you can solve this problem by using dry shampoo.
Take your trusty dry shampoo and then apply it throughout your hair. The dry shampoo will soak up the excess product and save you from a totally disastrous look. You’re welcome!
Are Haircuts Long Lasting?
How long should a good haircut last? This is a good question, and that depends on how well the cut is executed. If you have a good hairstylist, they should be able to cut the hair in a way that will help extend the time between cuts.
Most people think that you should get cuts every six weeks or so, but with the right cut, you can wait from two to four months before getting your next one.