The Return of the New Classics
By Kristianna Nichols
Whether it’s the prom, a pageant, or a social event... spring is the perfect time to break out of the same ol’, same ol’ and try some new ’do’s — or at least update the classics. What’s old is new again with these simple but stunning hairdos that are achieved in just minutes...
Tori is a natural beauty with thick, highlighted hair that was all one length. Timothy of Timothy D’s Salon of Denver cut her hair to her shoulders and added several layers, releasing the heaviness that was pulling her look down. Her hair was blown partially dry (upside down) for fullness on top, and a round brush was used to create the flips on the ends. To make this look even more cutting edge, we gave her a severe center part to draw attention to her gorgeous face.
Another fantastic way to stand out in the crowd this season is to add youthful, fun, and flirty bangs, which draw attention to your eyes. Nancy’s cut is heavily layered all over her head. Top layers provide fullness and height; the bottom layers add texture to accentuate the highlights and movement. Her bangs are cut jagged so they mesh nicely with the rest of the layers, and the rest is simply blown dry with a round brush pulling the hair out and up.
Susan will make heads turn with this gorgeous soft and flowing haircut. Her long mane was layered all the way up to her chin. Long and heavily layered bangs were cut to frame her face and draw your eyes to hers... fantastic! Her thick brown hair allows for a highlights and lowlights treatment that adds depth around her chin. This is a brilliant way to be the belle of the ball without an updo or the need to use much hair spray. Susan’s style is meant to be worn soft to the touch and natural.
Tori is simply smashing with this Brigette Bardot style. Her above-the-shoulder-length hair is tucked behind her ear with gel and flipped up on the ends. A diagonal side part is made to create a sexy and mysterious hair-over-one-eye look, while her bangs are blown dry under and to the side, covering one eyebrow. A light spray is applied to hold the bangs in place. This hairdo calls for large, attention-getting earrings and a lush lips treatment, with red or burgundy lipstick to complete that illusion.
When you think of a knockout redhead, you will definitely think of Jessica. Her incredible beauty is enhanced with this soft, upscale style that shows off her sparkling green eyes. Her long auburn hair is teased at the crown and sprayed, and the sides and top layer are smoothed back and secured with bobby pins. A decorative hair pin secures the top and hides the bobby pins. Large chandelier earrings pump up this breathtaking look.
Aimee’s youthful coif is a darling way to be hip but still achieve a classic look for prom. Her ultra-long hair is pulled back into two low ponytails, which are combined into one large ponytail and pulled tight, causing the hair to spray out in all directions. We pinned separate pieces of hair to the head, then sprayed and scrunched as we secured the hair. This look can be achieved even on shorter hair by simply pulling it into a ponytail (no matter how small), attaching a faux hairpiece to the band, and then spraying and scrunching for the same effect.
Susan is outstanding with her simple-and-sleekly elegant hair style, which offers one way to keep your hair off your face while wearing it down. Susan’s hair is blown dry upside down for fullness. We parted off five separate pieces in the front and gently placed each one at the crown of her head, and then secured each piece with a light-brown bobby pin (placing each up and under to hide pin). The back of her hair lays smooth, with each individual strand highlighted by its diverse color.
Wow! Now we know how incredible a simple ponytail can be, because this one produces a very dramatic look for any evening event. Jessica’s severe side part frames her face, while the sleek ponytail draws attention to her cheekbones. We pulled her hair into a low, smooth, off-the-center-back ponytail, so that it would lie in place over her shoulder. This look is even more flattering with highlights or paneling to show depth. The top and sides are sprayed with shine to bring dazzle to her in the spotlight, but the ponytail is not sprayed so it can move freely.
• Matte foundation is more glamorous for evening, while “dewy” is more casual and youthful. • Don’t be afraid of color — violets, pinks, and blues — on your eyes for spring. • Heavily lined lips are out... they are replaced by colorful full-lip shears. Hair
• Layering your hair adds depth and movement, but make sure your hair is not too thin for this cut. • Bangs are very hot right now. They are youthful and draw attention to your eyes. • Highlights around your face give the illusion of softness. • Soft, touchable curls or waves are the up-and-coming trend... again! Sleek-and-straight styles will always be in.
Kristianna Nichols is one of the country’s new beauty experts. She is a former Mrs. America, NFL cheerleader, professional model and commercial actress. Kristianna has had her own TV talk show and was a popular entertainment reporter for the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis before moving to Vail, Colorado. She has hosted many TV shows, from Mainstreet USA to On The Move. She is the president and CEO of Noble Tress beauty company and the inventor of “Kristianna’s Crown.”
Models: Tori Carter (Miss Teen Colorado, USA 2004), Nancy Hansen (model), Susan Marker (Miss Colorado USA 1999), Jessica Walbridge (Mrs. Wyoming America, 1st Runner-up), Aimee McWilliams (Mrs. Wyoming, 3rd Runner-up)
Hair and makeup: Laura Slifer (Denver
Photography: Kristianna Nichols, Kristiannarose.com
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