This article gives hints and tips on good looking fashions and for women with long brown hair.
There is nothing more classically beautiful then long flowing brunette hair. You can wear it up in a bun for a sophisticated look, in a ponytail for a playful attitude, in a braid for that casually elegant touch or down cascading over your shoulders for a sensual feel. We will be examining the different types of fashions that fit so well with all the personalities that you, as a brunette with long hair, can so easily convey.
What conservative styles fit well with long brown hair?
During my brunette days (I am one of those batty people that switch back and forth between brunette and blonde hair.) I love to wear deeper colors. When choosing earth tones, do your best to compliment whatever highlights or undertones are in your hair. (If you are more golden, then choose browns with a golden base to them, same advice goes for those with redder brown hair, chocolate brunettes etc.)
For workdays, job interviews and other instances that you need to look professional; I would pair a tailored suite with a more feminine shirt underneath, such as a t-shirt with lace trim around the collar. When wearing your hair in a bun (which practicality often dictates you to do so) try to incorporate a 'girly' touch to your outfit to keep from looking like a stern old-school teacher. The one mistake, that even I have been guilty of committing myself in the past, is to wear big clothes, trying to hide my imperfections. A tailored waist will do a lot for even the most curviest of girls and no matter what your size, it looks better if you show it then if you try to hide it.
On 'Casual Fridays', during client lunches or work related parties (that are not formal), pair your dress pants or skirt with a silk shirt in a matching or complimentary color. During these less constrictive moments, try wearing your hair in a long braid down your back. It keeps you looking professional, yet adds a touch of softness to your appearance.
So what should a brunette with long hair wear after work is over and she just wants to have fun?
Whether you are just going out with the girls, or on a hot date it never hurts to look your best. I have found that if you choose to wear your hair in a fancy up do or ponytail, it is best to wear a shorter skirt, with a cute cleavage covering top. (That is not typo; I personally feel that you should show just one attribute at a time. It is classier which translates into sexier. It gives the men a glimpse but then keeps a little mystery also.) If you love your legs, then wear shoes. If you feel uncomfortable with the size of your gams, there are many sexy high boots out there.
If you choose a more daring top, pair it with a form fitting pair of jeans (boot-cut or flares looks good on any type of woman, adding length which gives you a slimmer appearance) or a long skirt. If the top is more of a flowing fabric (such as the new again 'peasant' and 'boho' tops that are reappearing) choose a tighter skirt. If you wear a more form fitting, belly shirt, or crop top, wear a skirt that flows more. Contrast is the key to creating a sensual appearance. Have your hair down with this type of outfit. It keeps the eye traveling downward from head to toe and literally adds another layer of fashion on top. (Almost playing peek-a-boo with the feature you are trying to show off.)
Another favorite trick of mine is to always wear a heel. It lengthens you legs (this is good no matter how long they are to begin with) and makes you more aware of your posture. (The straighter you stand, the skinnier you seem!) I'm not talking stilettos, I choose only a thicker heal or I end up walking like I am drunk before even the first drink is poured.
Is there anything else I should know about fashions for the long-haired brunette?
Never forget about the accessories. Silver looks good against darker brown hair. Gold usually helps golden highlights stand out. Brunettes with red have to experiment and see which looks better according to what strength of color they have of the many variations of red highlights and/or undertones.
With your hair up, I found that it looks nicest to wear more of a dangling earring to elongate the neck. A shorter necklace to a very long one keeps the line moving. If you are wearing your hair down, a smaller earring such as a single stone usually looks good. You can get a longer earring caught up in your hair. (It just isn't as sexy when you push a lock behind your ear and the earring tries to travel with it.) A choker looks very cute with long hair flowing down over it.
With all the tips and hints I've offered, I feel the need to give one last very important piece of advice. No matter what the latest beauty trends, magazines or yes, even articles, may say- never wear something that you are uncomfortable in. Even if the toughest of critics said that it looks good on you, if you don't feel good in it, your self-consciousness will end up showing.
Learn how to give yourself a professional and relaxing manicure in the comfort of your own home.
Going out to get a manicure can be both fun and relaxing. It is a chance to let all your worries slip away, to be pampered and come out looking beautiful. However, going out to get a manicure can also be a hassle. It gets expensive to do it frequently. In some places, it can be hard to find a reputable nail salon that does not book up months ahead of time. The traffic, the waiting and the inconvenience can all make frequent manicures seem less appealing. However, with a few simple tips, you can re-create the luxurious feel of a manicure out in the comfortable space of your own home.
1. To make sure that everything goes smoothly, make sure to get everything you will need together before beginning. You will not want to have to dig through a cabinet later with wet polish on each of your fingernails! Beginners should limit themselves to color (polish) only manicures - don't worry though - there will be plenty of hand pampering without putting on your own artificial nails. Prior to beginning, you will need a good brand of base and top coat and the colored nail polish of your choice. Nail polish remover, Q-tips or cotton balls, a small dishtowel, an emery board, cuticle sticks, nail scissors, and lotion (with an optional dish of warm water to heat it in) are all also needed. 2. Though not essential, consider making your manicure a spa-like event by paying attention to detail. Put some light and relaxing music on. Light a few candles for their scent and ambience (though you will still need the light on to be able to see your work). Warm up the hand lotion before using it to moisturize your skin. Take a minute to pamper yourself; you are worth it. 3. To begin your actual manicure, first use the Q-tips or cotton balls to remove all traces of nail polish from your nails. Wash your hands afterward, using warm water and a mild soap. Fold the dishtowel into quarters and use it to rest your wrists while you work on your fingernails. While your hands are still slightly damp from the water, use the cuticle stick to gently push back your cuticles. Although many people advocate cutting your cuticles, it is extremely easy to cut too far into the skin and leave yourself vulnerable to infection; for all but the hardest and thickest cuticles, pushing with a stick will work as well or better than scissors. Trim your nails using the nail clipper; aim for a slightly oval shape on each nail. File the nails using the emery board to even out the shape and smooth its edges.
4. Before applying nail polish, make sure that you are satisfied with the shape and length of your fingernails. Begin by applying the base coat for the nail in smooth lines from the base of the nail outward. Some have suggested that laying a horizontal band of polish along the tip of the nail and then applying the polish from the base outward can help prolong chip-free wear. The technique is slightly more difficult to perfect, but may be worth attempting if your nail polish chips frequently. Apply the base coat on all nails (it is usually easiest to start by applying polish to the dominant hand using the non-dominant hand and then switching); let the base dry. Apply two coats of the chosen color on each nail, letting the coats dry fully. Apply the top coat last and let the nails dry again. 5. After making sure that your nail polish is perfectly dry, give yourself a mini-hand massage using the warmed lotion. Even if you forgo the optional heating of the lotion, it is important to moisturize your skin after a manicure. Some salons will massage the lotion in prior to painting your nails, but it can be easier to do it afterward to prevent the oils from getting on to the fingernails and preventing the polish from setting.
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