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The Secret to Short Hair

One of the great mysteries of the world just might be figuring out if you can pull off short hair or not. Hair grows back, sure, but being a gal on top of her game it’d be better to know beforehand! Luckily, there’s an easy trick you can try that will let you know if you can go short or not.

Get Your Rule On

One disclaimer before the secret is revealed – there are exceptions to every beauty rule. At the end of the day you’re the one that has to like how your mop is cropped, so you should go with whatever style makes you happy and makes you feel good about yourself.

Now then, here’s the trick: put a pencil or pen under your chin horizontally, and then put a ruler under your ear vertically. Next, measure the height of where the pencil and ruler intersect. If it’s less than 2.25 inches, feel free to go for the pixie plunge. If the measurement is longer than 2.25 inches then longer hair would be your best bet.

That’s it – the whole secret! Once you’ve decided what you want, talk to you stylist. Any stylist worth their shears will let you know what they think about the style you’re going for, and more than likely can tailor it just for you. So, what are you waiting for?


The Perfect Ponytail

You Can Create the Perfect Ponytail

Ponytails are so versatile. They can be dressed up or dressed down; they can be worn to the beach or on a date. They may seem simple, but mastering them is a skill worth investing in. Here’s how to create the perfect ponytail!

First, gather your hair back into a ponytail just below the crown of your head. Take a thin section from underneath and wrap it tightly around the hair band, then pin the end under to hide it.

Next, lift up the top half of the ponytail and tease the underside. Now get out the curling iron and wrap large sections of hair around a two inch iron to create relaxed, beachy waves.

There you have it! A sure fire way to have the perfect ponytail every time!

Why You Need Hairspray in Your Life

The days of high bangs held in place by Aqua Net are long gone. In fact, hair spray is a lot different than it used to be, but the myths of this product persist and turn a lot of people off. You probably think of hairspray as sticky, helmet-head inducing product that you want nothing to do with, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Here are a few reasons why you need more hairspray in your life!

Stay Grounded

If you have issues with flyaways, no matter the style of your hair, hairspray is your best friend forever. A light mist of hairspray will help to make those flyaways a distant memory and your style smooth and spectacular.

Don’t Fall Flat

To add volume to your hair, hairspray is your product. Don’t worry about flipping your head over and spraying it, just make sure to get it from every angle and you will have instant volume.

Bang Growing Pains

If you’re growing out your bangs, then you know they can be annoying. Keep them from falling in your eyes when they’re in the awkward growing out stage by spritzing them with a little spray. They’ll help your bangs to blend with the rest of your hair.

Fight the Frizz

Hairspray is kind of like an ozone layer for your hair – it creates a protective barrier that, among other things, helps to keep the frizz at bay. Humidity doesn’t stand a chance against a spritz of spray!

Better for a Blowout

The entire point of hairspray is to help your hair hold a style, so using a light finishing mist will allow your hair to stay in place and still move, plus it won’t build up on your hair like other products.

Ponytail Perfection

Ponytails are a go-to style for a gal on the go, and you really can’t pull off a sleek pony without hairspray. Brush your hair up into to a ponytail and then use a spray with some holding power on the sides and top to prevent flyaways. It’ll help keep that pony sleek and polished.

It Takes All Kinds

Hairspray literally works on every type of hair. No foolin’! The key is the application of the spray. If you have fine hair, then you will want to place the can about 12 inches away in order to create an even coating that won’t weight down your baby fine locks. If you have coarse or textured hair, apply a second or third coat to keep any style in place. Hairspray is the universal hair equalizer!

Happy Shiny Hair

Sure, you can always add a shine serum to your hair, but nothing is going to look as natural or as good as hairspray. It allows your tresses to stay smooth and naturally reflect light.

You Can’t Go Wrong

Hair spray is a product that you can’t really mess up. If you happen to apply too much all you have to do is brush it out and start over again!

So, are you ready to add some more spray to your tool kit? Amika has some great hairspray options to keep those strands soft and manageable, so make sure to ask about them today!