Beauty Tips from Empire Beauty School

Published 03/21 2014 09:48AM

Updated 03/21 2014 11:04AM

Empire Beauty Schools
Empire Beauty Schools
To keep your hair shiny in winter, seal the cuticle by using cold water for your final rinse as you shampoo and condition.

Deep conditioning during winter is more important than any time of year. Because of indoor heat, wearing hats, and windy weather, our hair struggles to stay healthy. Use a hair masque or deep treatment to repair hair and keep it looking good!

Your moisturizer will work better and last longer if you apply it right after your shower or after washing your face to help seal in the moisture.

To control static and flyaways, spray your hairbrush with a bit of hairspray and run lightly through hair.

Adding layers or bangs is a great way to refresh a look as the season progresses, while highlights and lowlights can be used for additional depth and distinction.

Make sure your hair is completely dry before you begin curling your hair. This will help make the curls last longer.

Always use a moisturizer with SPF in the morning. Even in the winter!

It’s important to clean your makeup brushes regularly to avoid buildup, bacteria and breakouts.

Use a wide-tooth comb on wet hair and work tangles out by moving from the ends to the scalp to prevent breakage. Do not use a brush on wet hair.

Always use a thermal protectant on the hair before using any styling appliance.

Getting your hair trimmed every 5-6 weeks will help prevent split ends and keep your hair looking healthy.

To prevent the crease mark when straightening the hair, start to roll the flat iron before you close it completely.

If you tend to have oily hair, condition your hair from the mid-shaft (or from the ear down) to ends and avoid putting conditioner on the roots.

To help keep hair from fading and color to last long, use a shampoo and conditioner that is specifically formulated for colored –treated hair. You r hairstylist can recommend the best one for your hair type.

To give your hair a more tousled look – curl hair in sections, let cool and then brush the curls out using just your fingers.

When towel drying your hair never rub the towel back and forth. Just squeeze the excess water out of the hair. Too much rubbing will weaken the follicle making the hair brittle, dull and frizzy.

Before the hair is completely dry switch the dryer to the cool setting and finish blow drying your hair? This will prevent over drying the hair –the hair is more susceptible to damage the last few minutes of drying.

Growing out your bangs? Try twisting them or braiding them to the side and secure with a hairpin.

Short for time in the morning but want to take your straight locks to a tousled look? Wash hair at night, apply a palm-sized portion of gel or mousse then divide hair into a couple of sections (5-6). Braid each section and secure with elastic holder. In the morning undo the braids and brush through hair with fingers. Use a little bit of styling gel to help shape waves into the style you want.

To help disguise visible roots between hair appointments – zizag your part or keep the roots tousled instead of making it straight.

Heat styling over time takes its toll in damage on the hair. If you can, try to let hair air dry a bit during the winter or invest in an ionic dryer which is easier on the tresses. They use less heat and dry faster, which leads to less damage overall.

A simple ponytail hairstyle looks amazing with one section of hair wrapped around the ponytail’s base, covering the elastic band. For an elegant version, try hot rolling your hair. Then, pull your hair all the way to the back of your head into a high ponytail, wrap it with a piece of your own hair, and secure with a clip or pin.

To get your bangs smooth and straight – use a flat brush and blow dry from the sides switching back and forth until dry. This will help smooth out any cowlicks in the bang area.

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