12.06.2012

My hairstyles through the seasons!

 One of the most frequent questions I'm asked is "how do you do your hair?" and considering I've had several styles over the seasons it's hard remembering/describing the process of just one. I've concluded that the only sufficient way to really give you the 411 on ma "do's" is by chronicling them here, allowing you to get in on these secrets (there aren't any secrets but some of my readers think otherwise) Regardless, I'll be happy to point you in the right direction. 

The first image is one hell of a blast from the past. I call this hair style "the bieber before bieber fever" Have we all fallen down and smacked our little heads on the pavement? I recall this hairstyle being quite the booming trend amongst the "Scene" crowd. Hawthorne heights anyone? If we're going to really get to the root of true inspiration then I'll have to cater my applaud to the 70's folk or even the beatles. 

here's the how-to:
1)grow your hair down to your ears (medium length)
 2)go to the salon and ask the hairdresser to shape the cut around the bangs, everything will flow forward in your face. (show them this picture if you have to)
3)ask for a lot of layers! This can be accomplished by using a razor
4)once home, (assuming you have a blow dryer and straightener) flatiron all the layers to flow with the bangs and the bangs themselves. 
5)for products try some wax on the tips to achieve an edgier look and of course, hairspray. my choice is Tresemme. 


 Next up we've got ~*GoTh PrInCe*~ My decision to go "two shades above black" really REALLY didn't matter considering it came out darker than midnight. I personally favor people who have darker skin tones, tan or ethnic descent to sport black hair. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people, sad face. My olive complexion didn't really accentuate the hair in a good way although my blue eyes did pop. It's highly recommended that you sit down and weigh out the alternatives before jumping into a drastic change. 

how-to:
1) you must have medium length hair for starters
2)go to the salon and ask to look at the color books, and to achieve the color I have above, you'll want something close to C-2
3)once dyed asked her to add layers with the razor
4)repeat steps 4 and 5 above from previous

 I remember the sudden impulse that eventually led me to cutting all my hair off like it was yesterday. It resulted in this cut which is what I have coined the "preppy pompadour" As you can see the black still lingered upon my ends but I didn't mind, I just swept that shit back. I've always thought I had somewhat of large forehead so this was a big step for me people! Exposing it like a big drive in movie theatre screen, GET YA POPCORN. 

how-to:
1)you'll need to start with short to medium hair length
2)go to the salon and ask your hairdresser for the "gentleman's cut" which essentially is longer on top, and short on the sides. 
3)go home, blow dry it backwards with a comb and even straighten it if you have wavy hair like me.
4)apply pomade, thick gel or putty (labels I like are TIGI bed-head or bumble and bumble)


 My undying affinity for 90s culture is quite apparent here. Tapping into a Leonardo Dicaprio (circa 1995) inspiration, I accomplished this hair style I call "Rose, never let go!". The pompadour cut eventually starting growing out, leading me to parting it down the middle and allowing the bangs to sway ever so romantically aside my downturned eyes. Also reference films/shows such as boy meets world, mrs. doubtfire, and Full house for further middlepart boyspiration cuts. 

how-to:
1)you must have medium length hair 
2)dampen your hair and comb backwards allowing it to create columns. 
3)once you've chosen which column placement you like, part it like the red sea! 
4)bring your bangs forward on each side of your face and let them dry like that for an effortless hang
5)add some moose or light gel for a slightly messy-grunge effect  
And last but not least, my personal favorite, the "galla cut". A cross between a male ombre and surfer chic, I believe this one fits my features, complexion and style just right. You want your hair to compliment what you wear as well as your face.

how-to:
1)you must have medium length hair
2)go to the salon and ask your hairdresser to add highlights (frosted tips), and a GOLD toner
3)ask her to add a ton of layers via razor.
4)if she cuts, make sure to let her know you want it to FLOW FORWARD towards the face, shaping the face
5)repeat steps 4 and 5 above (blow dry and flat iron)



there you have it. all the secrets of the Galla hairhood have been exposed. comment below with any further questions!


GALLA



60 comments:

  1. you have a nice hair!

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  2. Love the galla cut! So much gold! :D

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  3. omg love the galla cut!
    I want to try it :o

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  4. You look good in all these hairstyles, but in my opinion the current is definitely the best!! (Please, don't change it!) Besides this i like the third style. ;)

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  5. I love the Galla cut, but I think that the second one fits you really well too, even if you don't have dark skin. Those two are the best in my opinion :)

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  6. The Galla cut is just simply the best :)

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  7. Your current hair looks great and the last photo your hair looks hot. You kind of remind me of the guy who plays Jason in True Blood with that hair.

    -Sil

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    1. I get that a lot. I don't watch the show but I'll take it as a compliment. thank you!

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  8. you have a great hair adam
    you know it
    fran

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  9. very informative if you have staright or wavy hair… but do you have any advice for people with curly hair.. I mean, really curly?

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    1. well, I don't have any first hand experience with that type of hair I'm sorry to say but any of these looks can be achieved by using a flatiron. it may take a little longer for you but it isn't impossible!

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  10. The Gala cut definitely suits you but my inner high school punk is kinda digging the Goth Prince. Haha.

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    1. haha my inner high school punk still wishes i had it. thank you for the kind words violet

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  11. YOUR HAIR NOW IS DEFINITELY THE BEST (:
    -Coreena x

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  12. goth prince? i'd say you looked like a twilight guy with that black hair and pale skin. haha
    buy anyways i really love the galla cut, it suits you so well :)

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  13. Hi, I'm from brazil! I read your blog since last year, i guess! It's really nice! And this post particulary help me a lot! Thanks!

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  14. The first and the last are the best ;)

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  15. i love the one you have now!

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  16. Ah I've been admiring your hair forever! How exactly do you style your "galla cut"? Products? Blow dry forward?

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  17. whatever your hairstyle is, you still look gorgeous. tell me your secret of being always handsome? hahaha ;)

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  18. my favs are the dark ones and these which you have now! soo cooooooool ♥

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  19. latest hairstyle suits you most, though it's probably just a habit. Make a new will appear that she is the best one before!

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  20. Aaah, man you're hair looks so good! Love you with the "gentleman cut"!

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  21. The last is the best in my opinion :) I'm writing that I love that, but it doesn't reflect what I feel when I look at you ;D

    Big kissess from Poland!

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  22. My favourite is "Galla cut"! <3 But every of hairstyles suit you anyway.

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  23. I really love all the hair cuts. Im going to do the hair cut number 3 for my haircut and I think the galla cut hen I go to college. Those really do compliment my taste :))


    I just wanna know If how will I know If the galla cut will suit me or not?

    :))

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  24. Definitely love the GAlla cut it is a signature killer hair cut of yours :))

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  25. Haha, all the names for the hairstyles are genious. I like them all, especially "The bieber before bieber fever" and "Galla cut"!

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  26. I really like "Dicaprio" and "Galla Cut" styles. Dicaprio looks so sexy and Galla Cut suits you perfectly !

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  27. I really like "Dicaprio" and "Galla Cut" styles. Dicaprio looks so sexy and Galla Cut suits you perfectly !

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  28. Why the hell do i have short an curly Hair -.- . I need yours *-*

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  29. Hey, thank you so much for this. One question though. Which products do you use for the "Galla Cut" ?

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  30. I sooo love the nineties..<3 the Dicaprio hair..

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  31. you look soooo sexy in "galla cut".
    ps. greetings from polish girl - joanna.

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  32. i actually like you with the dark hair!! so niceeeeeeeeee :)

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  33. Your hair is the best of the best!!!!

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  34. YOU LOOK PERFECT IN ALL OF THOSE.

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  35. Which products did you use for the Galla Cut? I went to the hairdresser and showed her the picture, but I can't create the style because I think I have the wrong products :( Please help me Adam!

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    1. hairspray! i use tresumme. you really have to flat iron the top and bangs to point. email me a picture

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    2. Can you make a video doing the galla cut please :)

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  36. Love the Galla Cut.. it's the best among all and looks amazing on you ;)

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  37. i think you shouldn't change your hair anymore since your hairstyle is super amazing! seriously, it makes you more amazing!

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  38. Love the way you've tried out different hairstyles.. its always good to experiment new n funky stuff

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  39. Galla cut perfectly suits you ;) I have tried your style num 3. But it looks different than yours :( What did you do after applying gel?

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  40. What kind of TIGI bed-head product did you use for preppy pompadour?

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  41. the galla cut is definitely the best! now everytime i see anyone with similar hair i'll call it the galla hair haha

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  42. Any chance of doing a new post like this one on your latest hairstyles? :)

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  43. i don't understand how you use the straightener for make perfect 'gala cut'.

    i need a video or something for understand or more details :'(

    please thanks !!

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  44. This is really shocking for me that some men's have a straight hair. I always wanted straight hair and used many straightener products but these products hasn't worked for me.
    http://www.menscosmo.com/latest-trends-in-mens-hairstyle/

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  45. Hay can you post some more pictures of the galla cut i want to see what the backside looks like

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  46. What kind of hair dye did you do for the black? Email me at joshieboy24@gmail.com

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