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Spring 2006 Hair Styles Forecast

We often look to celebrities for the latest hair styles and fashion. Of course, most celebrities have top hair stylists and hair care products at their disposal. But many of the popular celebrity hair styles can actually be re-created without a whole lot of fuss.

Celebrity Hair Styles
The ScoopWhat's IN STYLE this spring for hair styles?

Big Hair
Well, there is a major come back of the 'big long hair' look. Women are wearing their hair fuller, with lots of curls and waves. If you don't have long hair, you can opt for the ever popular hair extensions, which involve attaching human or synthetic hair to your natural hair for a natural free-flowing look. There are many free resources on hair extensions available at Hair Resources

Straight Hair
The silky smooth, straight look is still IN STYLE this spring. Many celebrities vary their hair styles between silky smooth, straight to big, curly waves.

Layered Hair
This spring we are seeing more and more layering in just about every hair style. Layering is great for softening up a hair style and making thick hair lay just right. If you decide to get layers cut into your hair style, be sure to allow for a little extra time styling your hair every day. Layers do require a little extra time and hair care products.

Color and Highlights
There is a definite trend of adding highlights, usually in chunks, to hair styles. For extra added effect, try adding a few lowlights (lowlights are a color that is darker than your current hair color in along with the highlights.

There is also a trend among many hair color products to bring out natural highlights and also to add your own highlights.

Another trend popping up everywhere is bangs. Many celebrities are adding long, side swept or fringe bangs to their hair style. Bangs are a great way to jazz up your hair style and soften facial features.

Trends for Updo hair styles this spring include the 'messy look' where most of the hair is pulled up loosely into some sort of chignon and many pieces are left out. Another interesting trend is the ponytail updo. Many celebrities can be seen wearing a high ponytail for formal occasions---how great is that? Get ready for your formal event and spend about two minutes pulling your hair up.

In short, Hair Resources has developed a site devoted to the Top 100 Celebrity Hair Styles of today. If you want to see examples of some of the hair styles described above, get styling information or find hair care products that work, visit Hair Styles, Hair Extensions, Hair Products and more.

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Spring is here, and with it comes PROM. Finding the right hair style to wear with your prom dress can be quite challenging.

Read below about some basic PROM hair style tips on how to get the best look.

Prom Hair Style Tips

By John Schwartz

Prom night is obviously one of the most important social events in a teen's life. It combines romance, a party atmosphere, and a sense of saying goodbye to high school and carefree days. Everyone wants their prom experience to come off without a hitch and become a memory they'll cherish for the rest of their lives. For many girls, one aspect of the big night often becomes incredibly important: which prom hair style to choose.

There's more to this decision than you might think. Prom hair styles have to withstand a lot of activity for several hours. Imagine trying to keep a hair style looking great while dancing, rushing around to see friends, and then partying at all of the after-prom parties. Whew! Seen in that light, choosing the best hair style takes more careful planning than you thought, huh?

Formal or Functional?

Probably the biggest decision you have to make is whether to go with a seriously formal hair style for prom, or one that is less formal but more functional and able to handle the frenetic activity without falling apart. It's easier for girls with short hair, of course, but they also have fewer styling options. Teens with longer hair have more options on the formal side, but also then have to deal with more potential problems on prom night - especially after they've been dancing and rushing around for a couple of hours!

So, ultimately your choice of prom hair style comes down to your level of willingness to deal with maintaining the style all night. For many girls, it's important enough to deal with. For others, convenience is a higher priority. If you fall into the first group, a formal updo is a popular hair style for prom. It's a classic look that makes for beautiful prom pictures. If, however, you're more about the dancing and less about the elegance, sweeping your hair back into a ponytail is a great solution, and probably the most common choice.

Get Expert Advice

Whichever direction you go, the best advice is to enlist the help of your hair stylist! If your stylist is good and has been doing the job for more than just a year or two, chances are he or she will have tons of great advice about how you should style your hair for prom. The longer you've been going to that stylist, the better, because he or she will know your preferences and personality well enough to make appropriate suggestions. Together, you should be able to come up with a great choice. Make it easier by looking through magazines and web sites and cutting or printing out pictures of the prom hair styles you like the most. Keep them in a folder and take them with you when you visit your stylist for a consult.

A common mistake many girls make is not planning far enough in advance. You never know what a hair style will look like until you're sporting it. Don't get stuck with one you hate on prom night because you ran out of time! You can easily avoid that disaster by getting with your stylist at least a month before your prom and having him or her try several styles. Have your mom or a friend take pictures from several angles in each style so you can review them later and make a good decision without feeling rushed. When prom night finally arrives, you'll enjoy it a lot more knowing that the hair style you're wearing is the best one for you. No surprises!

About the Author: John Schwartz is a professional freelance writer and website publisher. For more information and tips on hair styles for all types and lengths of hair, visit his site at today.