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The Very Versatile Lob

The recently trendy ‘Lob’ hairstyle is a grown out bob, or if you choose, you can cut it to a specific length. It has been seen on many celebrities recently and is a refreshing change from long hair and extensions worn by women!

Here are our top five reasons why a lob is the most chic and versatile hairstyle at the moment:

1. Short = less maintenance in the morning

It is a no brainer that shorter hair equals less time when getting ready and less maintenance during the day. How great is that!

2. The messy/beach wave look

It is easy to quickly curl your hair, run your fingers through it, and add some hair spray. Voila, you have perfectly tousled lob that doesn’t need upkeep during the day!

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3. Sleek and chic

Again, easy to blowdry straight, or run a straightener through, with a finishing shine spray. You will look beyond polished for your day at work or a night out!

 

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4. Say ‘bye-bye’ to your Ombre hair style

Ombre (or Balayage highlighting) has been on trend for a few seasons now, but with the Lob, it has never been a better time to transition away from the Ombre look. Cut off the damaged and dry ends from your Ombre for a healthy head of hair while being on trend!

 

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5. Looks beautiful with all hair colours and face shapes

All of our celebrity examples vary from blonde to different shades of brunette. Anyone can rock this look in numerous ways. Even our Salon Owner and Manager, Michelle Nguyen, cut her below shoulder length hair into a Lob the other week!

 

All pictures from Pinterest.com

By Amanda Vagners
a.vagners@hairrepublic.ca
613-695-0789

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From Runway to Running Out The Door – Fall 2013 Hairstyles

For the Fall 2013 season, there are many looks you are easily able to achieve at home, and some, not so much! We think you should leave the now  popular runway “wet look” for when you come out of the shower… But below, we have styles that will suit everyone’s often busy lifestyle, as seen on the runways for Fall 2013.

“Wake Up and Go!”

Wow, this is definitely everyone’s ideal hair-style! To wake up and leave your house with your hair as is. For these looks, do not forget to add some dry shampoo, a brush through with your fingers, and off you go!

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Burberry

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Vera Wang

“Wake Up, Take 5 Minutes, and Go!”

Similar to the looks above, these are effortless styles, except, you can see hints of wave. To create this look, either curl/wand your hair the night before and simply brush through once in the morning. Or the morning of, quickly curl/wand your hair, break a part with your fingers, (don’t forget dry shampoo), and off you go!

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Phillip Lim

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Diane Von Furstenberg

“Wake Up, Uh Oh Last Minute Meeting, and Go!”

The low pony tail  is ideal for a day where you have meetings or need to have a lunch date with your boss. It appears a little messy, (since you did not have time to wash your hair this morning), but the little detail of wrapping your hair around the elastic is chic, effortless and takes minimal time Your boss will be impressed!

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Ralph Lauren

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Rachel Zoe

“Wake Up and Decide, Hey I Want A Change, And Go!”

We wanted to illustrate styles ideal for the busy woman, however, if you want to opt for a change, please say yes to bangs! The textured bang is versatile – worn straight across or can be side swept. As it grows out (bangs tend to grow the fastest), you will be able to middle part them. Mix it with any of the above looks and you have encapsulated what Emilio Pucci had on his Fall 2013 runway – talk about being trendy!

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Emilio Pucci

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Emilio Pucci

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By: Amanda Vagners

Media Coordinator
Hair Republic | Salon
a.vagners@hairrepublic.ca
613-695-0789

Roll Out the Red Carpet for Yourself This Valentine’s Day!

We are in the midst of award season – hello stunning dresses, hair, and makeup! As many of us watch the stars stroll down the red carpet, we wonder, “Why can’t my hair be that nice every day? How can I look like this for Valentine’s!?

Don’t worry about how perfect their hair may look because trust me, you can do it yourself at home! I want to help you create a look for Valentine’s Day, whether you need to be restaurant-ready or at-home-effortless with your girlfriends enjoying a glass of wine.

The trend of a bun has been seen for months now but some of us at Hair Republic | Salon can’t take the staple out of our hair wardrobe. Do you blame us? It is simple and easy even for someone who never plays with their hair. Here we have the top hair trend in the past year and how you can tailor it to your own style.

The easiest and quickest way, is to use a “hair doughnut” or “sock bun”. The gist of it is to place your hair into a tight pony tail, however high, low, or to the side you want. Next, you wrap the end of the ponytail around the hair doughnut and continue rolling the doughnut all the way down to the base of the pony.

It can look something like this:

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Photos from Pinterest.com

The best part is how sharp you can look with a bold lip colour, such as Lauren Conrad pictured above. Hanging out with the girls, running errands, going to class, last minute date? You don’t have to feel the need to dress up and a messy bun will be the perfect touch!

You can purchase the hair doughnut at H&M which comes in Light Beige for blondes, Brown and Dark Brown for brunettes:

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     As someone who juggles school, work, a social life, and trying to keep up with the trends, I am never surprised at the compliments I receive when rocking the bun. This hair style is a solution to my every day life! After practicing once or twice, you will get the hang of it – I guarantee.

Create, discover, play around, add your personal touch, no need for step by step directions!

And let me tell you, these starlets come home at the end of the day, just like us, and probably put their hair in a less chic bun.

By Amanda Vagners
a.vagners@hairrepublic.ca