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The Shag Hairstyle Is Messy Perfection

Let’s go shaggy! No, we’re not quoting Scooby Doo, we’re talking about the shag hairstyle! Like a layered, longer pixie or a choppy, less structured bob, the shag is one of the most classic looks out there, and it’s a spectacular way for every woman to toss a little more fun

Shaggy is chic!

into their hairstyle. A look for all ages, this is a great option for everyone, being a great hairstyle for women over 40 and for the very young.

The shag is, at its core, just a look that incorporates layers of hair at different lengths. The shag is usually short to medium and almost always features bangs, though these can be anything from blunt to sideswept to wispy. There is such a thing as a long shag, though this is often mistaken for other layered hairstyles and is less distinctive than the short or medium shag. Shags can also be done completely straight, very wavy, turned up, messy or completely structured. It’s a highly versatile look that can be adapted to just about any personality or occasion.

One thing that’s highly unique about the shag is that it can be easily and exactly traced to exactly one person, one haircut and one stylist. Unlike most hairstyles, which developed over time and through thousands and thousands of people, the shag was developed particularly for one movie and grew from there. Can you guess the original shag? if you’re a movie buff, you’ll remember that Jane Fonda was the very first shag wearer, a style she showcased in the famous detective story Klute. Starring opposite Donald Sutherland, Fonda had her hair done by stylist Paul McGregor, who gave her a fun, modern celebrity hairstyle that became known as the shag. Since this film came out in 1971, people have been adopting the shag for themselves in various ways, making it a modern staple of fashion.

The original shag hairstyle from the film still looks incredible.

In fact, Fonda has been so attached to the shag that she’s kept it for years, trying out various looks as the years have gone by. Her shag has become one of the iconic shags in the world, alongside such famous men and women as Sharon Osbourne, Mick Jagger and Rod Stewart. When done right, the celebrity shag has helped boost the image of popular stars in a big way, creating some of the most recognizable images in history.

Shag’s not just for women! This celebrity men’s shag is masculine perfection.

HairBetty has dozens of shag styles on file, from the long and messy to the short and sleek. It’s a great, fun look that provides a lot of fun and energy to your style, and it’s one that any good hairstylist will be able to provide you with. All you need is an idea of how long you want your shag, what texture you want it in and how extreme you want to take it. Using HairBetty’s search engine, you’ll be able to see exactly what kinds of shag hairstyles are out there, and all you have to do after that is bring your desired look into your favorite salon. So get funky, be daring and have some fun, which is just what the shag is meant for!

Virtual Hairstyles- The Future Is Here!

Looking around, it’s a pretty clear thing that the future is here. Social interactions happen

Finding great looks like the pixie is easier than ever with virtual hairstyles.

online more often than not, most people carry around a computer in their hand more powerful than PCs 10 years ago and there are even cars that park themselves! And best of all, in HairBetty’s opinion, this futuristic world also includes the greatness that are virtual hairstyles, the latest and most useful innovation in the long history of hairstyle ideas. What do we mean exactly by virtual hairstyles? Well, we’ll tell you!

Virtual hairstyles are any hairstyles you find online, as opposed to on paper or people in person. But more than that, the point of virtual hairstyles is to use the power and scope of computers and the Internet to discover new and exciting hairstyles for the people of the world. Before technology changed everything about finding hairstyles, people were forced to try and remember hairstyles they had stumbled across or spend dollar after dollar on expensive fashion magazines that might not even have anything in them they liked. As much fun as it can be to have a few good fashion mags around, this was a pricey and inefficient way to pick a new hairstyle. Nowadays though, there are a huge number of options out there that are not only free, they’re also easy to use and incredibly comprehensive.

One great example of the new trend of virtual hairstyles is the HairBetty hairstyles catalog, which regular readers will already know plenty about. Since we’ve talked about this at length before, we won’t go too much into it, but a good summary of the catalog is to think of it as a searchable library of hairstyles. Got an idea? Have a color in mind? Looking for a certain celebrity’s style? All it takes is a search term and a few seconds, and you’ll be looking at dozens of hairstyles that fit exactly the idea you have in mind.

A look at the new iPhone HairBetty app!

Beyond the HairBetty catalog, we’ve got a new virtual hairstyles tool we’re super excited about to show you today! This has only been out for a couple of weeks, and it takes the idea of virtual hairstyles to the next level like nothing ever has. We’re talking about HairBetty’s awesome new smartphone app. While the online catalog is a great and powerful tool, you don’t always have time to head to a computer to use it, and on-the-fly hair appointments can often mean that you don’t have access to it when you need it. The virtual hairstyles app changes all of that forever. It brings the same searching power and comprehensive catalog of styles right to your phone, where you can do just about everything you can on the site. Browse through looks, consult with an expert, even save your favorite styles for later reference! We think having access to these pictures of hairstyles anywhere you go is a revolution in the hair industry, and we’re thrilled to bring it to the world.

As technology continues to grow, it only makes sense that the hairstyling industry will be changed for the better. We can only imagine what the next few years will hold, from holographic styles projected right onto your head to ultra-precise styling tools, it’s sure to be an incredible time for the world of hair! And right now, there’s no piece of tech out there more interesting than the virtual hairstyle, especially when you can have thousands o them in your own pocket. HairBetty is dedicated to keeping you up to date on all the latest advancements in the hair industry, so bookmark this page and check back regularly as we report on everything hair, from new technology to new looks and everything in between.

Celebrity hairsyles like Zachary Quinto’s are just a few clicks or buttons away!

Find the Best Hairstyle Pictures with the World’s Premier Hairstyles Catalog

Those of you who have been following the blog from the first post will remember us telling you about how HairBetty can show you hairstyle pictures like no other website out there. What we were talking about is HairBetty’s hairstyles catalog, one of the most powerful tools ever created for finding new looks and keep up with what the world is doing with their hair. We’ve told you in other posts how to use our catalog to find specific things, but today we’re going to look a little bit more into what exactly the hairstyle catalog and finder is and what you can do with it.

Bobs are just one of the many styles the HairBetty catalog can show you.

First of all, you might not realize it when using or browsing through the hairstyle catalog, but a great amount of research and work go into building such a thing. Setting aside the countless hours of coding and programming to even build a search engine, the collection and updating of the hairstyles of the world is a process that requires teams of experts working constantly to make sure they catalog every style out there. That’s what we here at HairBetty have assembled: a crack team of experts that is not only chock full of experienced stylists and fashion experts, but is also out there in the world every day collecting styles for you to browse through.

These thousands and thousands of styles are then analyzed intensely according to their

HairBetty is ideal for both men and women looking for a new cut!

current-ness, their longevity, who they will work for and who has been wearing them, among other things. This process ensures that the cuts and styles we bring you at the site are not only the hottest at this exact moment, like the ombre, but also include classic looks that never go out of style, like the immortal pixie and bob haircuts. It also makes sure that when you look for something new, we’ve got it categorized so it is easy to find with a simple search. On top of that, our experts being out in the field daily as well as paying close attention to trends on the web means that the HairBetty catalog is constantly being updated, so each time you come to the site you’re likely to find a new look.

And that brings us to the best and most important part of the HairBetty catalog: using it! All it takes to find the most spectacular hairstyles out there is a compute, curiosity and a few minutes, and you can find just about every hairstyle in existence. There are two primary ways to use the hair styles catalog: by searching for a term or by browsing randomly. The search function is the easiest way to find exactly the hair you want on the entire web- just type in the length, style, color or idea you have in mind and hit enter! Within seconds, HairBetty will consult its immense databases and the powerful search engine will compile a large set of photos that show you variations on what you’re looking for. For instance, try a search for “red hair” or “bob,” and you’ll find dozens of results that show you exactly what you’re looking for. If you’re not quire sure yet what you’re interested in, no problem! The HairBetty homepage is full of examples of some of the most popular and most searched-for hairstyles, looks and colors on the web right now. We keep up with what people are searching for every day, and we adjust our site accordingly. That means that you can simply browse randomly and see all the best looks that are hot right now with no problem!

From the simple and easy to complex high-fashion dos, all styles are searchable with the HairBetty engine.

Using the hairstyles catalog’s search and browse features, we think you’ll have the best chance to find a hairstyle you like of anyone in the world. Don’t believe us? Spend a few minutes looking through the pictures of hairstyles, and we know you’ll find something you can’t wait to try on your own hair. Give it a whirl, and see what a difference the right hairstyle finder can make in your life. We think you’ll be happily surprised.

Everyone Loves Blonde Hair Coloring!

Naturally-colored hair can be a treat, but sometimes we all just want to shake things up a bit with a new hair color. Never before has changing the look of your locks been so easy or in style as right now, so it’s a great time to think about switching to a cool new color! Of course, when it comes to American classic looks, everyone loves a blonde, as they say. And, lucky for you adorers of golden hair, blonde is in right now in a big way, with everyone from celebrities to fashion models sporting the color!

Lady Gaga’s platinum blonde look has been a big part of the resurgence of blonde as the hottest color.

When you’re thinking about going blonde, what you want to think about first is what shade of blonde will work best for your skin. While you can always dye your hair any color you want, certain tones of blonde will look better on different types of skin. The rule of thumb for going blonde is simple: the lighter the skin, the lighter the blonde should be and the darker the skin, the darker the blonde should be. If you’re pale-skinned, ultra-light blondes (even almost white) can look incredible.  If you tend to tan, light blondes may contrast strangely with your skin, but caramel blonde tones can be pulled off with great success. If you think you’re somewhere in the middle, sandy blondes and golden blondes will work incredibly well.

Now, let’s get down to the fun part and look closer at a few blonde shades! Blonde hair

Classic golden blonde is a sure stunner when it comes to color.

color falls on a shade scale that goes from cool to warm, with those in-between known as neutral shades. Which part of the scale a shade falls on is pretty easy to determine; simply ask yourself if it’s closer to white or closer to golden/light brown. Those that fall closer to white are cool, while golden and light brown are more warm tones.

Cool blonde hair colors include the lightest colored blondes out there. These include everything from just a tick from white to those with just a hint of yellow in them, and they’re absolutely gorgeous against pale skin. Platinum blondes are included in this part of the spectrum, and they’re also some of the most popular and hip colors out there right now. In fact, some people are taking the whole platinum blonde thing to the next level and going with full-on white hair these days!

Neutral blonde colors are those that seem neither white nor golden, but are a soft yellow sandy color in between. Most people will look great with neutral blondes, and the look can be spiced up with lighter highlights for a truly unique look. The term “honey blonde” is often applied to neutral blondes, though that can also be  a bit of a warmer hair color, depending on how it’d done.

This version of strawberry blonde is almost red, but still retains the warm glow that makes blonde so popular.

Speaking of warm, those with deeper skin tones often think that they can’t make blonde look good, but we at HairBetty say that’s not true! You just need to find the right shade and the right colorist, and you can pull off blonde just as well as anyone ever has. Think sandy, classic golden or even so-called “dirty” blondes that have shades of brunette mixed in. One interesting look we think takes some courage to try, but looks amazing if done right, is to throw out the rule book and go platinum blonde or white on very dark skin. If you’re just a little tan, this can come off as strange looking, but if you have a deep, rich skin tone, it can look amazing.

Past these standard blonde looks, there are some seriously cool unique shades that use blonde of their base. The most commonly known of these, of course, is the strawberry blonde hair color, which adds a hint of red or auburn to a blonde that’s usually of a lighter shade. In addition to that, many people these days have been using blonde as the base color for exciting bits of color, including individual streaks of colors such as red or deep blue and green or interesting highlights like the ombre hair look. Blonde is our favorite look for these great and ultra-modern coloring ideas, and it can be a great way to give your look a little more oomph.

To check out a few different looks of blonde hair coloring, give the HairBetty search engine

Get crazy with your blonde with some fun dyed pieces, highlights or even a full ombre!

a whirl and see what our hair experts have collected! Once you’ve done that, all it takes is to bring your look into an expert stylist who can give you the stunning blonde color of your dreams. People say that blondes have the most fun; why not give that theory a try and go blonde today?

Hairstyles with Bangs: Choosing the Right Fringe for You

Yesterday we talked a bit about how hair condition and face type can make a big difference

The side swept bangs look is a perennial classic, especially on people as gorgeous as Christina Hendricks!

when choosing a hairstyle with bangs, and today we’re going to take that information and actually look at a few types of fringe! After the many centuries humans have been playing around with new hairstyles, it should come as no surprise that there are a huge number of variations on bangs. Though we could never list every style of bangs here, there are a few types of fringe that are hugely popular and are always great choices. Once we’ve looked at a few of these and shown you the standard looks for haircuts with bangs, we’ll give you a run down on the HairBetty search feature and how you can use it to find amazing bangs haircuts.

To start out with, the easiest thing to do with bangs is to simply part them. Parted bangs are just what they sound like: parting the hair at the front of your head. This can be done in the middle or on either side, and it’s a quick and often-used solution for what to do with that part of your hair.

The most obvious and simple to cut bangs style is blunt bangs. Whether at the eyebrows, just above, just below or anywhere else, the blunt style simply means cutting the bangs straight across in a line. This look is highly popular right now due to ladies like Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift wearing it, but it’s actually been around for quite some time. This look goes in and out of style, and right now it’s definitely in, so it’s a great time to get it done for yourself.

Asymmetrical bangs are a bit harder to pull off, but as you can see, they look super cool when done right.

Choppy bangs are those that have been cut mostly straight across but have had texture added to them. These are often worn by men and are a more casual look than some of these others.

Similar to choppy bangs, asymmetrical bangs take the idea of making pieces of the hair that form the bangs into different lengths and turn it into a more designed look. For instance, where the choppy look is random bits of hair cut to different lengths to provide a purposefully messy texture, asymmetrical bangs would purposefully make the sides of bangs longer than the middle with even, careful cuts. These bangs look especially great with more extreme hairstyles.

Taking the choppy and asymmetrical bangs ideas to the extreme, wild or chaotic bangs have pieces of hair at drastically different lengths. Most bangs are cut so that the different lengths gradually meet each other, but for wild bangs, they can just drop straight into a different length with no connecting pieces. You see these a lot in punk or goth hairstyles, but they’re also popular with the couture crowd.

For last, we’ve saved probably the most popular bangs style right now: the side-swept bangs. Side-swept bangs are usually cut a bit shorter than the majority of hair and are pushed to one side or other of the face. This usually coincides with the part at the top left or right of a person’s face, and there are a million varieties on how to cut the bangs (if you cut them at all).  These bangs are huge when it comes to celebrity hairstyles, so you know they’re a hit!

This provides a great transition into the HairBetty free hair catalog, where you can search

The choppy bangs look is a great option if you want to go a little more wild with your bangs.

for side-swept bangs to get an idea of the different variations out there. Head to the HairBetty homepage and type in “side swept bangs” to the search bar at the top, or simply follow this link. HairBetty will then consult its massive database of searchable hairstyles and will show you a full page of results, showcasing the various ways that side swept bangs can be worn. Of course, if you want to check out any of the other bangs, you can search for those as well.

If you see any cuts on the site that you’d like to try out, you can either e-mail them to your stylist or you can send them to yourself and pull them up at your salon on your smart-phone. Getting the best hairstyles with bangs is as simple as visiting HairBetty every once in a while and seeing what new looks we’ve found for you! So give us a bookmark, and make this site your go-to spot for the best bangs ever conceived.

Hairstyles with Bangs Are a Constant Classic!

Nicole Richie knows just how to complement her heart-shaped face with the perfect fringe.

Whatever cut you choose, there’s one question that you almost always have to deal with: bangs! What do you do about them? While you can sometimes just leave hair alone and avoid the question, most cuts will need to do something with bangs. Choosing hairstyles with bangs can be somewhat daunting, with so many options out there for what to do with them, but HairBetty is here to help! By deciding on a few things ahead of time, you’ll be able to find bangs that are not only perfect for your face, but also look gorgeous. Today we’re going to focus on what you can do to prepare to find the perfect bangs, and tomorrow we’ll give you an overview of the various types of bangs that are hot right now and show you how to use HairBetty to find them! Let’s get started, first looking at the current situation of your hair.

What’s the Condition of Your Hair?

While nearly every style of hair can incorporate bangs of some kind, and bangs can be drastically different from one set of fringe to the next, your hair’s current situation will extensively effect what bangs you’re able to achieve and which ones look best. For instance, if you have ultra-short hair, such as a pixie hairstyle, you might not be able to pull off longer fringe like the side-swept or long blunt bangs. Also, curly or wavy hair might have to be straightened to achieve some haircuts with bangs. Just keep these issues in mind when looking through types of bangs, and you’ll be ok.

You should also look at the health of your hair. If hair is overly dry, has extensive damage from processes, has split-ends etc., you should consult a stylist and see what products you can use on your hair to prepare it for bangs. Nothing is more upsetting than having a great cut with bangs that’s ruined by damage, so avoid the disappointment by keeping your hair in good health with the correct products.

What’s Your Face Type?

Second to the condition of your hair, the next most important issue for picking the right

These blunt, parted bangs are gorgeous on her oval face.

bangs hairstyle for you is the shape of your face. Depending on your face, different sets of fringe will look better and can even provide some assistance in softening features. The primary face types are oval, round, long, square, heart-shaped, triangular and diamond.

Those with oval faces can pull off almost any bangs and should feel free to experiment with different looks (and count your lucky stars!).

Round faces look incredible with bangs that hang over the cheeks, which can help to make your face look a bit longer.

If you have a longer face, or if you have a tall forehead, longer bangs that hang nearly to your eyes can give your face a more oval appearance.

Square faces can be softened with looks such as side-swept bangs, giving the face a less angular look. Feathery bangs also look great on this face type.

Side-sweeps are also great for heart-shaped faces. With this face, bangs can help make the face appear less wide and can also soften a strong chin, if needed.

Triangle and diamond faces are great with wispy bangs that cover part of the forehead and help balance the face.

 

Taylor Swift has been a major part of the popularity of blunt bangs these days.

Understanding your personal situation before you start looking for the perfect fringe is the best way to guarantee great results. Using the information you’ve gathered, you’re ready to move on to looking through the various bangs styles that are out there and picking one out to try out, including all the celebrity hairstyles with bangs. Tomorrow we’ll show you how the HairBetty search tool can give you examples and inspiration for the best haircuts with bangs on the globe, so stick around!

The Bob Hairstyle: A Perennial Classic Haircut

From its revolutionary origins in the early 1900′s to its current status as an indisputable

This celebrity bob features somewhat curved blunt bangs on an A-line bob.

fashion classic, there’s little doubt that the bob hairstyle is one of the most beloved and long-lasting trends in hair history. With nearly endless variations on the look and its low-maintenance, easy to achieve brilliance, the bob is a spectacular cut for women looking to do something fashionable yet manageable with their hair. The bob’s versatility and fun yet classy style have made it one of the most searched-for looks on the HairBetty site, and considering how great it often looks, it’s no wonder.

Before we get into the various types of bob haircuts that are available to today’s fashion-forward woman, let’s take a quick look at the incredibly interesting history of this cut. The bob originated in a time when women were expected to wear their hair long, and when it became a widespread look, it was truly shocking to some people. Often worn by actors, artists and those looking to assert their uniqueness, the bob quickly became a symbol of independence and feminine strength. Though it faded away after the 1920′s for a while, it came back strong in the 1960′s, and since then has never faded away. Famous bobs from the past include those of dancer Irene Castle in the 1910′s, Clara Bow’s in the 20′s, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s and Uma Thurman’s from the 1994 film Pulp Fiction. In recent years, women like Victoria Beckham and Rihanna have kept bob hairstyles extremely popular, and they’re currently one of the hottest cuts to have.

Victoria Beckham, known as Posh Spice, made the “Pob” bob very popular in the UK.

So what exactly makes a bob a bob? Similar to the pixie hairstyle, the bob haircut is a short cut for women. Though there are a huge number of variations on the look, the essential “bob” is a haircut that goes straight around the head, usually no longer than the jaw, and often featuring bangs. However, some bobs have been known to extend as far as the shoulders, and bangs are not necessary for a bob. The only thing that is truly required of a bob is that it be no longer than shoulder-length and that it is cut in a line at the bottom (though this does not necessarily have to be a straight horizontal line).

When it comes to variations on the bob, there are just so many good ones to choose from! Some bobs are cut flat at the bottom, giving a blunt look, while others feature an asymmetrical cut with the hair in the front long and moving in a straight diagonal line to shorter hair in the back. Bangs can be blunt, sideswept, or non-existant and can be parted on either side or in the middle. Some famous bob styles are the Chinese bob (blunt bangs with hair that is about jaw length and curves from the front to a slightly shorter length in the back), the shaggy bob (a bob that’s somewhat more messy and less kempt than a normal bob) and the classic A-line bob, which is named for the shape made when drawing a line between the middle of the bangs and the tips of the hair on either face, with the “line” of the A being just between the nose and the lips.

Bob hairstyles are absolutely perfect if you want a cut that is easy to maintain and looks

Bob haircuts can be everything from high-fasion and couture to relaxed and easy.

great for both the workplace and going out. Bobs are great with different colors and highlights, and can even be put into ponytails or headbands if needed. The HairBetty hairstyles finder has a huge number of bob examples, so if this is a look you like, head over there and browse through a few! You just can’t go wrong with a bob!

Hair Betty Has All the Newest Hairstyles for Men and Women!

 

From high-fashion hairstyles to day-to-day looks, Hair Betty is the best resource online or off!

Welcome to the official blog for Hair Betty, the world’s premier source for everything hair! From the newest hairstyles and trendy haircuts to the classic looks that have kept the fashion world fascinated for decades, Hair Betty is here to be your go-to tool for hair tips, ideas and info, and this blog will be constantly updated as we tell you all about what’s hot right now. We’ll be diving into everything from color tips, to beauty products to the cuts trending for the season, and it’s going to be a lot of fun on the way!

By way of introduction, we thought we’d start out with a little bit about what Hair Betty can do for you. If you’ve found this blog, you’ve probably visited the Hair Betty homepage and seen a bit of the first tool we bring our visitors. We’re talking about the huge, comprehensive database of different hairstyles, hair ideas and looks that we’ve compiled. Whether you just browse randomly or use the powerful search tool to find something specific, we’ve created this database to be your secret weapon when it comes to picking out a new hairstyle. Our staff is constantly on the lookout for new haircuts and interesting things to do with hair, and everything they find is written up (along with some seriously great reference photos) and put into our searchable database for use at your leisure.

In addition to the immense, unbeatable database of hairstyles that Hair Betty puts at your

When you’re on the lookout for new trends or looks like the ombre, Hair Betty is the place to go.

fingertips, you’ve also got the option to ask hair advice from a professional! Simply fill out the form on our page and upload your photo, and we’ll put you in contact with one of our many hairstylists and experts. These highly-skilled and thoroughly knowledgeable hair experts will take a look at your situation personally and will provide you with customized advice specific to your needs and desires. Whatever questions you might have had in the past (but were afraid to ask) can be asked to your heart’s desire and at your convenience!

And for the fashion-forward people on the go, we’ve created one of the coolest new apps available to take the power of Hair Betty with you wherever you go. The Hair Betty app is set to be released soon, and it’s going to be a true game changer for the world of hair. Too busy to spend hours researching hairstyles to find just the right one? Use the Hair Betty app whenever you have a free second to pick a new look in minutes, or even seconds! In addition to giving you easy access to our enormous database and our teams of experts, the app can also show you what styles are popular at the moment and what other users are searching for. When you’ve found that look you just have to have, you can simply bring it in to your stylist on the app to get it done with no problems or confusion! In fact, you can even send it to your stylist through the app ahead of time, giving them a chance to get an idea of what you want before you even set foot in a salon.

 

Hair Betty is the perfect tool for both men and women looking for a great hairstyles catalog!

Finally, you’ve got the Hair Betty Blog itself! We’re setting out to make this the best hairblog on the entire web, and we’ll be updating nearly every day with new looks, cool ideas and just about everything hair related there is. We’ve got a great set of topics and hairstyle spotlights lined up for you, so keep this blog bookmarked and come back often! Who knows- your next visit might just show you the hairstyle of your dreams. And that’s what Hair Betty is all about!