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Natural Selection

Natural Selection
It worked for Darwin's theory, and it will work for you this season. One beauty expert shares how you can choose to go natural to stay stylish this spring.

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Take a breath of fresh air and breathe it into your beauty routine. You deserve a fresh look this season, and natural is the way to do it, Simplicity Salon Owner Angela Cash says.

 

"Everything is going to be more loose and unstructured," Cash says about spring hairstyles. So waves and curls will wave goodbye to flat-iron straight locks. And as the sleek straight hair goes away, more volume and movement will come into play. This added volume makes room for a bouffant ponytail that puts more height in the crown area, Cash says. One product that promises to make this style quick and easy is the Bumpit. While this product is perfect for those who have thicker hair to hide the accessory, Cash doesn't recommend this for ladies who have fine hair.

 

Volume is also springing up in bangs. Many women are requesting bangs that they can wear straight down or swoop to the side, Cash says. But these bangs won't be the wispy bangs of the past. They will be heavier and fuller to provide more oomph.

 

To stick with the less-structured styles, loose French braids will weave their way into tresses across the country. Braids in general will continue on from last year through spring and summer 2010, Cash says. Don't let less structure mean more hassle, though. For a low-maintenance look, think side sweep. "If you do wear a side part, I think that's a natural way to get your hair out of your face, and it can still look cute," Cash says. 0110Fence_INSTORY.gif

 

And more and more people will want this relief as the old pixie haircuts have made way for the longer, fuller hair. Women are getting away from the super short cuts to head to the beachy type waves. No matter the length, though, look forward to hair accessories becoming part of your wardrobe. Where bobby pins and neutral ponytail holders once humbly held your hair together, big clips, barrettes and headbands now draw attention to themselves.

 

In addition to staying natural with your hair, Cash recommends staying "enhanced but not artificial" with your makeup application. Staying with neutral colors for the eyes and lips will take the place of the drama-filled shadows, sticks and glosses.

 

Stay natural with your nails with OPI's Axxium Soak-off Gel Lacquer, which is available in a French manicure or 26 of OPI's most popular shades. The lacquer goes directly over your natural nail without the help of acrylics, and it provides a no chipping, no peeling manicure that lasts for weeks. Because the gel goes directly on the nail, you won't be as risk for as much nail damage as with an acrylic manicure.

 

When this line first came out, Cash started carrying this line as the only person to advertise using the product in the area. Now, the line is "catching on very quickly" as more and more salons have embraced the product, Cash says. But she doesn't see it as a trend but more of a long-term service.

 

For more tips on staying natural and on-trend, check out Simplicity Salon at SimplicityHairandNails.com, call (513) 777-1600, or head to 7967 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in West Chester.

 

 

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Photo courtesy of Angela Jolley

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