December 5, 2011
Your hair salon in Bellevue area has got your cut looking sharp. What's next?
You've taken the first step – gone to your hair salon in Bellevue area. But how do you finish the look to get the sharp, trendy business look you're after. The people at GQ Magazine have provided an excellent video to guide you in learning to "wear your suit, rather than being one." Check out this informational video:
The combination of these tips and a sharp look from your CITY barber, Bella Sirena Salon Spa, will help you to create the image you're looking for to get ahead in the business world and beyond. For continual tips and trends to keep you at your best, be sure to follow our blog at Bella Sirena hair salon in Bellevue area.
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July 28, 2011
Bella Sirena Salon Kirkland – Women in today's workforce are continually facing challenges to stay on-top of their game. The long hours required to excell in many carreers combined with the demands of home life mean that many professional women often skip their regular visit to their salon in Kirkland or cutting back on services for lack of time. But it appears that these actions, while on their surface should help women advance in their carreers, can often hinder them. At least that is what top beauty industry colorists say. Take a look at the following article from one of the top hair colorists in the nation:
Is it time to update your color or cover that grey? is here to help! Color expert Sherry Ratay provides some tips.
Hair color could mean the difference of several rungs up the corporate ladder, says hair color expert Sherry Ratay.
Ratay, an expert who educates other colorists on how to achieve the right hair color, says career women today need to pay as much attention to color as they do to how they dress and groom themselves.
“No matter what stage in a woman’s career, hair color can work with or against her,” Sherry goes on to explain, “Unfortunately, there is still a gender imbalance in the work place, with women still under-represented in high-powered positions. For that and many other reasons, it is important to be aware of how they portray themselves in the corporate world.”
Here are some of Sherry’s coloring tips for women in the workplace:
For women graduating college, leave behind the bleached-blonde locks and stripy highlights and opt for a more subtle shade. Think blonde on blonde shade, like Jennifer Aniston.
Take in consideration your budget, availability and lifestyle. For those with limited time and budget, Sherry suggests a low-maintenance technique called “butterflies,” where she creates color through mid-lengths and ends, like Eva Longoria.
Cover those grays. Gray hair ages women 10 to 15 years. Need I say more? Understand and analyze your skin tone, eye color and existing hair color. Your hair color palette should follow along. Maintain healthy and shiny hair. And above all, have a professional appearance from head to toe.
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June 24, 2011
Continued from: “Let Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon Create the Perfect Haircut for Your Face Shape Part 2″
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this article series, we focused on how to identify your face shape and some techniques that Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylists use to create the illusion of the perfect, oval face shape if you aren’t blessed with that face shape and instead have a round, square, or oblong face.
In this article, we’ll take a look at what Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylists can do for those of you who have heart, triangle, and diamond face shapes.
Because heart-shaped faces have a broad forehead and narrow chin, your Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylist can create the illusion of an oval shape by narrowing the forehead and adding volume around the jaw and chin. Shoulder- or longer length hair styles that are textured, layered, or flare out work well. If you like bangs, keep them swept to the side. Be sure your hair is shoulder length or longer if you want hair on the top of the head.
The triangle face shape is narrow at the forehead and broad at the chin; therefore, your Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylist will create an oval shape by adding width at the forehead and around the temples. A layered look is the best way to go, especially when the hair flares around the forehead and temples and tapers toward the jaw line. As a result, shorter hair cuts are beste suited for this face shape.
Creating the illusion of an oval with a diamond face shape is going to involve widening the narrow forehead, narrowing the wide cheeks, and adding width to the narrow jaw line. Your Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylist can easily achieve this by adding straight bangs across the forehead to broaden it, keeping the hair chin length to create a “bob” style or shoulder length, with the hair flaring out at the sides to broaden the jaw line.
As you can see, it really doesn’t matter what kind of face shape you have. Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylists know exactly what to do to create the perfect style and haircut for your uniquely beautiful face. Give us a call today at (425) 822-6040to schedule an appointment.
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June 15, 2011
Continued from: “Let Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon Create the Perfect Haircut for Your Face Shape (Part 1 of 3)”
In Part 1 of this article, we described seven face shapes and helped you determine which one most closely resembles your face shape. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how to create the illusion of an oval face shape based on how the hair is cut and styled. Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylists will be able to help you identify your face shape and apply these techniques to create the perfect haircut and style for you.
We haven’t forgotten about those of you with perfectly shaped oval faces. It’s just that, with your face shape, just about any haircut and style will work. Short, medium, or long – whatever length you choose to wear your hair doesn’t matter. Lucky you!
If you have one of the six other face shapes, Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylists will use some of the following techniques to cut and style your hair.
Because this face shape tends to have a round chin and hairline, making the face look short, your Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylist will provide the illusion of length by keeping the cut short, adding layers on top, and keeping the sides of your hair flat. If you want a longer cut, it’s essential that the sides are kept as flat as possible to avoid making your face appear wider.
Another “short” face shape, the square shaped face needs a haircut and style that’s going to lengthen the face. It also needs a style that will “soften” the square jaw line. Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylists achieve these effects by layering the hair around the square forehead and jaw line to create the illusion of an oval. Height at the top of the head will also elongate the face. This face shape works well with short- to medium-length hair.
Similar to the square-shaped face, the rectangular or oblong face shape differs in that the sides of the face are long. Your Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylist’s goal, then, will be to “shorten” the face by adding width to the sides. Adding width to the face can be accomplished with a chin- or shoulder-length haircut s that either turn under or flare out at the sides. Longer hair air that is layered, wavy, or otherwise textured will add volume to the face.
Read Part 3 of “Let Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon Create the Perfect Haircut for Your Face Shape” this series to find out how to cut and style hair for the heart, triangle, and diamond face shapes.
Let Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylists give you the perfect cut and style that is perfect for your face shape. Call for an appointment today at (425) 822-6040.
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June 3, 2011
The Experts at Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon explain how your face shape relates to the best hair style for you!
The next time you visit Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon and ask your hair stylist to create your favorite celebrity’s hair style, don’t be surprised if s/he declines. The best haircut for you is not necessarily the one worn by your favorite celeb. Why? Because the haircut that’s perfect for you is going to be determined by the shape of your face, and unless your favorite celebrity has the same face shape as you, copying her haircut may prove to be an expensive mistake.
No matter how well the haircut is executed, if it doesn’t suit your face shape, it’s not going to look good on you. Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylists are trained to analyze the shape of your face and recommend a hair style that highlights your best features and minimizes the less pleasing ones. The result is a haircut that is not only stylish but flattering, too.
The Perfect Face Shape – Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon
Most hair stylists agree that the oval shape is the best face shape to have. It is perfectly proportioned, with the length of the face 1.5 times longer than its width and the forehead the same or a bit wider than the jaw. Individuals with oval-shaped faces are blessed with the ability to wear just about any haircut or style imaginable.
If you don’t have an oval–shaped face, don’t despair. Your Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylist knows exactly what to do to give you a haircut that will create the illusion of an oval-shaped face.
Determining Your Face Shape
It’s easy to figure out which face shape you have. Read the descriptions below; then look in a mirror to determine which one is the best match your face shape. Be sure to pull your hair away from your forehead and ears in order to see all of your face.
You can also measure your face if you are unsure whether it is shaped like an oval. Using a ruler, measure from the top of your head to the bottom of your chin and then from one side of the widest part of the face to the other. If the length is 1.5 times longer than the width, and the chin and forehead are close to the same width, then you are blessed with an oval-shaped face.
If you still aren’t sure, your Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon hair stylist will be more than happy to do a complete face-shape analysis for you.
Six More Face Shapes
In addition to the oval shape, there are six more face shapes. As you read the description, think of the geometric shape each one describes to get a better feel for what this face shape looks like. Then click the link to find out the types of haircuts that work best with each one.
• Round shape. The face is circular in shape; the chin is round, and the length of the face is equal to its width.
• Square shape. Square faces have a strong, square jaw line; the forehead is also square, creating a short, squat face.
• Rectangular shape. Also called “oblong,” this face shape is long and narrow, with a long cheek line and square jaw and hair lines.
• Heart shape. This face shape has a wide forehead and narrow jaw line, similar to a heart or inverted triangle.
• Triangle shape. The opposite of the heart shape, the triangle- or pear-shaped face is wide at the jaw line and narrow at the forehead, with a round chin.
• Diamond shape. Finally, diamond-shaped faces are wide at the cheeks, which are typically high, and narrow at the forehead and chin.
You can trust the hair stylists at Bella Sirena Bellevue Salon to recommend a haircut and style that are perfect for your face shape. Call for an appointment today at (425) 822-6040.
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May 6, 2011
Summer is just on the horizon, but Aveda and Bella Sirena Kirland Salon are already looking at the upcoming fall season. With the inspiration of nature and the Great Plains, Aveda’s inspiration for Fall is natural and tousled with enough form to withstand the roaring winds of the plains states. Take a look behind the scenes for the full story:
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March 3, 2011
HAIR SALON KIRKLAND – It’s gone on for decades now: the epic battle to tame frizz. An on-going struggle against the very nature of our hair. The weapons of choice . . . straightening irons, hot rollers, oils, gels and relaxers. However, the professionals here at Bella Sirena Salon are here to call a truce! We say, "stop the battle and put down your weapons." Frizz is in, and some of the top hair salons and fashion experts agree. Take a look at these top looks brought by Glamour magazine straight from Spring 2011 fashion week in New York:
5 Spring Beauty Tricks to Try
Glamour’s editors hit the ground at Spring 2011 New York Fashion Week (lucky us, we know!) to scout the best backstage beauty tricks. Here’s your new spring beauty to-do list.
Spring Beauty Trend #5: Stop Fighting Frizz (Seriously!)
It’s back—in a big way. Our quick how-to for the supersize look at Marc by Marc Jacobs: Apply a volumizer to damp roots, blow-dry while scrunching to coax out texture. Then use a crimping iron on one-inch sections and gently brush out. Tease and hairspray.
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If you’re looking to update your look and make that frizz work for you, let one of our professional hair salon stylists at Bella Sirena Salon help. Call today for an appointment.
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January 26, 2011
The Power of the Purple Tie – Bella Sirena Salon Seattle
It’s no doubt that one of the reasons that you visit Bella Sirena Salon Seattle is because you know that one of the key components to maintaining an image of power is being well groomed and having an updated style.
However, the symbols of power change over time. Once you’ve received your sharp, trendy cut from Bella Sirena Salon Seattle, check-out this article from Esquire.com. The power tie may no longer be red!
The Soft Power of Obama’s State of the Union Tie
January 26, 2011 at 11:13AM
by The Fashion Editors
Maybe it’s a good thing, or quite possibly a bad thing, that the most controversial thing about Tuesday night’s State of the Union address was the color of the president’s tie. It was purple (or if you want to get technical about it, lavender), and as much as we admire his symbolic commitment to bipartisanship — no red or blue for this guy — there’s some substance to his style.
A bit of history: As far back as Roman empire, the rich and powerful would show they were rich and powerful by wearing clothes dyed in Tyrian purple, a shade derived from the expensive and rare boiled shells of the murex sea snail. After the whole decline and fall debacle, the color Continue reading “The Purple Power Tie?” »
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January 11, 2011
Bella Sirena Salon Kirkland invites you to take a look backstage with Aveda at Rodarte, to see a snippet of New York Fashion Week Spring 2011.
The collection is all about Northern California, 1970’s suburbia. The look is organic and youthful, with the hair side-swept and a bit “tousled.” The volume is created by the way someone would play and arrange their hair on their own, so there are a few knots and stray bits!
Get ready for Spring … with Aveda! And don’t forget the Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray.
Visit the Bella Sirena Salon Kirkland to get your own youthful, stylish look!
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