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Hair & Beauty Tips For Spring


The Hair Boutique is honored to present this first guest article by the Northwest's most respected hair designer, Michael Hall.

Michael is an innovative and creative hair designer whose work is published in major international fashion magazines. He conducts fashion shows, photo shoots, seminars, and advanced training courses for other beauty and fashion professionals.

The Hair Boutique is pleased to announce that Michael will be joining our new AskTheExperts panel and will be available on an ongoing basis to answer your email questions about hair, beauty and fashion.


Guess what folks, it's time to start seriously thinking about SPRING!

I know that in some parts of the globe, it's hard, and believe me, here in Seattle is no exception. We just had another storm and they're predicting snow - again. I still feel like spring is in the air anyway. The clothing stores have no winter clothing left, they're all geared up for spring sales.

All the fashion designers are doing spring shows, so it's time to get your hair into the spring mode.

Short Cuts Provide Versatility

Have you neglected your hair over the winter? Now's the time to get those shaggy ends trimmed off. Consider one of the shorter hairstyles this spring.

There's alot of versatility in short cuts by using products and styling the cut different ways. Consider maybe a snappy version of a bob and play around with styling to give it a fresh look.

If you don't want to go short, think about having some longer layers put into your hair to give it different look and feel.

A New Look Without Cutting

Coloring is always a good way to get a new look without cutting alot of length.

Try adding a few lighter highlights around your face to brighten it up for spring. You can also use a temporary color to liven it up - how about a red?

My favorite coloring method is to do your regular highlights and put a soft temporary red over them. When the red fades out, you still have the highlights.

Compliment New Color With New Makeup

When you get a new color, you'll want to change your makeup to compliment it. When your hair goes short, that is a good time to change as well.

Short hair brings more attention to your eyes, so play those babies up!

If your cut shows off your cheekbones, blush is a must. If the line of the cut falls at your mouth, play up your lips.

Shiny lips are big this spring. Outline your lips with a brush, fill them in with color and put shine over the top. Luscious!

As always, big or ornate earrings are synonymous with short hair.

Treatments For Hair & Skin

You'll want to do a deep moisturizing treatment for your hair -and your skin - to get out the dryness from the winter.

After the winter, dead skin cells may leave your face looking dull. Use a peeling or sloughing mask to bring back the glow. Try a steam treatment or a nice facial from your esthetician. Healthy, glowing skin is the ticket for spring.

You're Ready For Spring

After that, go buy some new clothes - that always makes us feel better!

Paint a room inside of your house a bright new color, and now......we're ready for spring! Happy Styling! Michael Hall Be sure to stop by and see the Artistry of Michael Hall. All rights reserved. No part may be used, reprinted, or reproduced without prior written permission from the author.

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