Monday, 23 April 2012

Men's Hairstyles: 2012 THE BEST MEN'S HAIRSTYLES OF 2012

Men's hairstyles in 2011 offered a lot of variety, but the start of the year means it's time to toss out the old and usher in the new. When it comes to your appearance, that means getting rid of anything that’s not helping you put your best face forward -- and your hairstyle is no exception. Here we present seven of the latest men’s hairstyles for 2012 and provide you with tips on how to make them work for you. We’ve also broken each style down by both the classic and trendy takes, for those looking for an alternative. 

Men's Hairstyles: 2012

Double Slick

Chris Hemsworth - Credit: Getty Images
Classic: In some form or another, a sleek slick has regularly appeared in men’s hairstyles over the past few years, largely due to the popularity of period dramas such as Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire. This year, the twist is two slicks instead of one. To wear the double slick in a more classic way, like actor Chris Hemsworth, you’ll need to grow your hair to medium length. Next, create a center part close to your forehead using your fingers, but don’t be too precise about it -- you’re going for a wavy look that combines refinement with roguishness. Lastly, use a minimal amount of gel or styling cream and a wide-toothed comb to gently maneuver your front hair slightly upward and toward the side.

Jimmy Fallon - Credit: Getty ImagesTrendy Take: Given that 2012’s indie rock hairstyle is largely about a full head of hair that women will want to run their hands through, your focus should be on choosing products that will help you get strong, shiny strands. For a hipper variant of the indie front, add a volumizing mousse to your hair-care routine to get some lift like Jimmy Fallon's, and then finger-style your hair for a purposefully undone look. This style lends itself beautifully to naturally wavy hair.

Short Buzz

Drake - Credit: Getty Images
Classic: Last year, an ultra-defined buzz cut was the go-to hairstyle for black men. This year, the square-shaped cut remains the leading style for a good reason: It makes any man’s face appear more masculine, it’s easy to maintain and it’s sharp and sexy at the same time. Cam Newton and Drake have both recently been photographed sporting classic examples of this cut.

Ludacris - Credit: Getty Images
Trendy Take: In 2011, the unique way to wear this cut was by incorporating asymmetrical designs. For 2012, however, trade the fancy hairstyling that no one will see unless they’ve got a bird's-eye view of your scalp in favor of stylish sides that will get everyone’s attention. You’ll notice Ludacris’ style, for instance, deviates from the perfectly square. Alternatively, shearing off most of your locks like Don Lemon is another fashion-forward way to wear this style.

Michael Fassbender - Credit: Getty ImagesTrendy Take: Take the good-boy edge off this cut, as Michael Fassbender has done, by leaving your front just a little longer than the rest of your hair and using a smidge of wax to get a piece-y effect. This style is particularly recommended for men in the early stages of hair loss. Also, if you’ve got a rounder face or soft facial features, consider growing some scruffy facial hair to bring a strong, masculine vibe to this style.

Short And Even

Justin Timberlake - Credit: Getty ImagesClassic: An all-over short cut of a uniform length, as recently seen on Justin Timberlake, will emerge as one of 2012's favorite men’s hairstyles. In addition to being a wash-and-go style that’s ideal for active dudes, this look exudes clean-cut American charm that will pair well with the minimalist ensembles you’ll be seeing in stores throughout 2012.

Ashton Kutcher - Credit: Getty ImagesTrendy Take: To wear chin-length layers in a very of-the-moment way, see Ashton Kutcher’s fresh take on the ’90s grunge-surfer look. The actor’s locks are only lightly layered and his part has a somewhat haphazard appearance that’s straight out of the '1990s. What keeps Kutcher’s hairstyle fresh, however, is its healthy (not greasy) shine. If you opt for this natural style, too, avoid scraggly locks by not making the mistake of skipping haircuts.

Chin-Length Layers

Viggo Mortensen - Credit: Getty ImagesClassic: Surf culture past and present has been a major theme in fashion as of late, with models being sent down runways sporting rash guards with blazers and long, natural hair. For a sleek option, model your hairstyle on Viggo Mortensen’s gradually layered locks. As you can see, medium to long layers can work well on straight hair regardless of your age, but what really counts here is a top-notch haircut that will air dry to perfection.

James Franco - Credit: Getty ImagesTrendy Take: Curly haired guys with an artsy side and a devil-may-care attitude will favor James Franco’s interpretation of this hairstyle, in which locks are still longer on top than on the sides but are overall longer everywhere. Another notable feature of this easygoing style is that while it may appear messy, curls are actually well defined, so you’ll need to throw a curl-controlling cream or shampoo into your grooming routine.

Messy curls

Oscar Pistorius - Credit: Getty ImagesClassic: It’s a fact that curly hair tends to have a mind of its own. The trick to working with this hair type is to get a great cut and then let your curls do their thing. In 2012, that means having your hair cut much shorter on the sides than on your crown. With buzz-cut sides and a peaked front, Oscar Pistorius’ ‘do is the gold standard for a classy, office-appropriate look. To keep everything polished, remember to use an anti-frizz product to control fly-aways.

Dolce & Gabbanna 2012 - Credit: Getty ImagesTrendy Take: If you are employed in a creative field or it’s your day off from your suit-and-tie job, consider rocking a refined quiff, which was also showcased in a variety of major 2012 shows. Begin by working mousse throughout your entire head, and then have fun playing around. Just remember to keep the biggest lift in the front of your head and finish with a misting of hairspray to ensure your style stays put.


Dolce & Gabbanna Spring 2012 - Credit: Getty ImagesClassic: Originally pioneered by musicians like Johnny Cash and Elvis, the ’50s pompadour is in the midst of a revival. As long as you go with a toned-down pomp, as seen in the Dolce & Gabbanna and Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 runway shows, this hairstyle works even in a conservative environment. Achieve a low-key pompadour by using mousse to coax only your front strands into standing up, then brush them slightly backward and to the side.

Michael Pitt - Credit: Getty Images
Trendy Take: To adopt 2012’s double slick in a less traditional way, check out the style sported by actor Michael Pitt. Reminiscent of the sharp hairstyles favored by men in the early 20th century, this cut is characterized by hair that is significantly longer on the top than it is on the sides. To get this style, visit your barber and ask him to trim the hair on the crown of your head to a medium length and to remove weight from the sides of your head -- the more daring you are, the shorter the bottom layers can go. At home, comb all of your hair back with a touch of styling product and run your fingers through your hair to achieve the double slick. This hairstyle works best with straight hair.

Indie-Rock Front

Lionel Messi - Credit: Getty Images
Classic: The cool, mod-ish look that has become synonymous with indie rock was highly influential in determining men’s hairstyles for 2012. Whether you love this genre or your musical tastes lie elsewhere, this hairstyle is incredibly easy to wear. A classic version of this cut, like the one worn by Lionel Messi, simply involves asking your barber to snip some piecey layers into your hair and then brushing the front forward before you leave for work.

Men's Hairstyles 2012

Face it: Most New Year’s resolutions, from quitting smoking to losing weight, require extreme diligence to fulfill. In contrast, changing something like your hairstyle requires minimal effort but offers a wealth of returns, because not only will you receive compliments from others, but you’ll look and feel better on a daily basis.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Latest Trends of Asian Wedding Dresses

The eastern dresses are really famous around the world due to their fabulous embroidery work and the most elegant stitching styles like that of the Asian Bridal Dresses.
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Although the Asian countries share a heritage that is common up-to some extent,yet there exists some variations in their dresses as required by their typical geographical traditions. The following collection ofAsian Bridal Dresses manifests the modern variety of bridal wear.
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This Asian bridal wear carries the most bright colors along with the very traditional embroidery work. The colors of modernism has been added in this awesome wedding dress with the very stylish stitching style of the Shirt and lehnga. Such kind of bridal wear really suits the young brides a lot.
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A very unique touch has been merged with the Asian Bridal Dresses in the form of new color combinations. Now the brides love to be in very attractive dresses instead of being confined to the typical red color. This is the very latest fashion trend,being added in the new wedding dresses.
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Some Asian countries have different kind of wedding wear instead of the bridal lehnga. The Indian brideswear the very charming Saree.
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The Sri lank-an & Nepali brides have very light colors like those of white in their bridal dresses. The newfashion trend has ben adopted by them too in the form of beautiful white color modern styles frocks.
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The Asian Bridal Dresses now carry the latest bridal fashion trends by having the stylish frocks and long shirts too. This variation from the traditional bridal lehnga have no doubt given a very unique and modern touch to the young brides of the Asian countries.
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Thank for reviewing the post,Hopefully it would help you how to design the best Asian Bridal Dresses.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Selecting a Wedding Dress for "W" Day- Part I

Wedding day is the most charming day in the life of a girl. All want to wear the most beautiful dress that make them look like a princess. The major concern of a girl before becoming a bride is to adjust the most common things about a wedding dress.
That are cost, design and fabric. Most of the girls are concerned about looking beautiful and selecting the design that are worn by the actors, models in pictures. Here are some tips and trick that can help you organize and select the dress according to your own looks within your own range.

1. Know your body type

Get the measurement tape , stand in front on mirror and completely measure the sizes needed for the dress. You should do it at least 2 months before your wedding, in order to select the perfect dress. The most required sizes for a wedding dress are:

  • Chest (Measure it bust to bust)
  • Waist (Measure it by standing straight)
  • Hips circumference
  • Cross Shoulder
  • Neck Circumference
  • Arm Hole
  • Shirt Length (Very Important)
  • Bust to Bust Point
  • Trouser waist circumference
  • Crotch
  • Thigh Circumference
  • Trouser Length
  • Height (Crucial Factor)
Once you have collected all these, write them down on a paper. Now be honest to your self and rate your body type in Slim, Healthy, Chubby or Over weight. Your height also matters a lot in this concern.  A simple example can be demonstrated as:
  • Height= 5 feet 5 Inches - 5 feet 8 Inches
  • Weight= 52 Kg - 56 Kg  (less than 50 kg will assumed as slim)
  • Body Category= Healthy
  • Height= 5 feet 2 Inches- 5 feet 5 Inches
  • Weight= 48 Kg - 55 Kg ( Less than 47 Kg will be assumed as slim)
  • Body Category= Healthy

90% of dresses automatically get suited on the above given height/weight ratio.

2. Selection of the Dress

Once you have known your body type and have all the measurements. Now you can select a wedding dress. First select the even on which you want to wear the dress. Mostly in western culture, there is only one wedding day and a gorgeous gown works well for it. In case of asian weddings, there are 3 events. Every event has a different dress with different colour and designs. Never ever select 3 dresses with the same design. You should select, design, order your dress at least 3 months before your wedding to be delivered on time. Some tricks and trips for selecting the dress:

  • Select the theme of the Event
  • Select a proper dress according to the event. A party wear/casual wear with a bridal work will never ever suit you on your wedding day.
  • Select the design which has less work and light work. Design should be prominent. Most of the times we go for the dress with a lot of work on it. This just makes you look like a product of work. Not a bride.
  • Not every big designer is a good designer. Be sure to go with those who can complete your needs within your price range.
  • Do not follow the ancient themes. Follow the trend.
  • Two sisters can never have the same theme on the wedding day and it is not mandatory that same design/theme will suit both on you. This commonly happens in case of asian weddings.
  • Do not follow the girls talk. If some one has worn the dress on her wedding day. It is not mandatory that the same design and dress will suit on you.
  • After selection of design. Discuss it with a design not a tailor. A proper designer can only give you the pros and con of a dress. Tailors only make them. Mostly girl do this mistake. If you will give the pictures to the tailor, he/she will just ruin it. 
  • Discuss in detail with the designer in case of selecting a dress from role models and pictures.
  • Clearly mention your event type and all the things with the designer. Do not be shy.
  • After selecting of one dress for one event. Do not change it. Just order it. Gossips will always make your mind confused and ruined.
  • Once selected order the dress and move on to the next event. 

Dress types will be discussed in our further post. We hope so it will surely clear some of major things that make trouble in your wedding day.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Beauty Cheat Sheet

Multiple-use products give you more value for money and also make for a lighter tote while on the go

Multi- tasker #1

Face and Body Gloss

Doubles as: Blush and eyes shadow
Works with: This can be applied as a highlighter to accentuate your cheeks. use it as a cream gloss shadow to give your eyes a very natural and radiant look. Substitute your lip-gloss with this and also use it on your body when wearing low cuts.

Multi- tasker #2


Doubles as: Eye shadow
Works with: Apply bronzers on your eyelids to give your peepers an instant boost. Bronzers look superb on most skin tones. A quick swipe of bronzer will add shine and glamour. Apply using an eye shadow brush or a mini smudger brush to give your eyes a more dramatic/smooky effect. It will easily come off with a make up remover.

Multi- tasker #3

Eye Liner

Doubles as: Eyebrow filler
Work it: Use it to fill gaps in your eyebrows. Dab a bit onto a cotton bud and smudge gently on the areas of the eyebrow that need filling. If the fake eyelash glue acts up spoiling your look, line your eyes using the liner on top of it. This will make them last longer and also appear more real. It can also be used to control the unevenness of your hair line.

Multi- tasker #4

Eye Shadow

Doubles as: Blush
Work it: Eyes shadows in certain shimmery and frosty colours can make your cheeks glow. Sweep the shadow with a brush across the apples of your cheeks, upwards and toward the temples. Dab some in the centre of the lips with your fingers for a super glamorous matte look

Sunday, 15 April 2012

4 Ways to Instantly Relieve Stress

Who does not want to spend an afternoon for a weekend getting pampered at a posh spa? But indulging in a day of decadence at the hands of a prop can be expensive. Luckily, its actually possible to re create the experience from the relaxing ambiance to the impressive results. Try one of the following tips from the spa pros the next time when you need an instant stress fix.

 Spa Secret #1: Clear Your Sinuses

It might sound gross, but it's true!. Congested sinuses can create a lot stress, due to built up facial tension and resulting headaches (damn allergies). To get some relief, like a professional facialist, place two finger tips on the bridge of your nose, then slowly move down to the cheek bones and to the outside of your eyes. Repeat a few times until your face feels relaxed.

Spa Secret #2: Take A Milk Bath

One of the absolute best skin smoothing ingredients can be found in the dairy aisle at your supermarket. The lactic acid in the milk softens skins better than most super fancy potions, which why spa pros recommend pouring a few cups of the stuff that you can choose from a range of whole milk or low fat in your bath. After a long soak, your body will feel buttery soft.

Spa Secret #3: Walk it Out

If you have ever been to a destination spa, then you know that it is not all lounging around with cucumber slices on your eyes. -Exercise is a major component and that s because working out pumps up endorphins and makes you feel good. So take your spa day outside and get moving. You can actually meditate and walk at the same line by focusing on the specifics of each step, from the sensation of your feet hitting the ground to the breeze and the air around your. After a brisk spin around the block, you should feel less stress out.

Spa Secret #4: Get the Knots out

Nothing compares to the strong hands of a professional massage therapist, but you can ease some of the muscle tension with the brilliant trick. Stuff a tennis ball in a long sock or a pair of stockings, then throw it over your shoulder and lean against wall. You can also try it lying on the floor. Move around the ball until you find the annoying knot in your back and hold it there for a minute. Take deep breaths and allow your muscle to relax.