How To's

You don’t have to be a mermaid to have a tail! "The mermaid braid is the newest thing in hair," says Latest-Hairstyles.com guest contributor Melissa Cook. "They’ve been all the rage this season! Just think of it as the upgraded French braid. This beautiful hairstyle can be dressed up for a night out or worn in a more casual way for an everyday hairstyle.

With shorter styles for both men and women being so popular, knowing how to crate a versatile part on short hair is a great trick to have in the bag. David Boyd of Sam Villa ArTeam gives a how-to using a Sam Villa Signature Series Razor with 9-Gap Texturizing Blade and Sam Villa Signature Series Long Cutting Comb (always use a contrasting colored comb when cutting short hair for maximum precision).

Colorist and recent winner of our weekly Hairstyle of the Week contest, Victoria Pelaez (@vi_color) created this gorgeous, rich hair color using advanced techniques. The result: beautifully blended "strawberries and cream bombré." Below, Pelaez shares the how-to, along with helpful tips, to recreate this color for your clients.Get the Look:

Colorist Kristin Pellegrino of Salon Head Candy in Cherry Hill, NJ, recently created this bright, bold purple ombre hair color for her client. Using the balayage technique, Pellegrino blended the rich color beautifully together for a vibrant, gorgeous result.Get the Look:1. Pellegrino added balayage highlights with Wella Blondor and 20 Vol., taking diagonal sections in a "V" shape from the nape to crown, and in the front, diagonally, in the parietal from the ear to the fringe.

Jet, a stylist at New York-based Anthony DeFranco Salon and Spa, recently created this intricate, yet surprisingly simple, braided bun up-do for a client. The versatile style works for guests on their way to a formal holiday party, a casual brunch with friends, or simply running errands around town. See the steps to recreate this fun look, below!Get the Look:

Angela Bozman, creative color specialist at Glam Salon in Delmar, Delaware, recently created this fun, multi-colored ombre look for her client. Wanting to avoid as much damage to her guest's hair as possible, Bozman kept her base color at the top and simply added color over the top, resulting in rich, vibrant color and healthy-looking strands. Below, Bozman shares her steps for achieving this look!Get the Look:

Hairstylist Kay Matthews recently created a rebelliously-tousled, men's hair look, reminiscent of classic styles like James Dean and Marlon Brando, but with a modern edge. The overall effect, one Matthews describes as "cleaned up, but not extremely defined," is rugged yet sophisticated.Get the Look:Says Matthews, "[The] model is a natural red head. I used Matrix Clear Glossifer for shine and body, after shampooing for 10 minutes.

“Barbering is an art that many hairdressers shy away from because they are intimidated by the technicality of a men's cut," says Arielle Calamari of Aurelio Salon in Howell, NJ, "but like with any design, it is all about the shape of the head; that's where you'll find the areas you need more height, de-bulking, etc. The intimidation with men's cutting is that you will see everything, but that's your opportunity to showcase your best work.”

November may be the time when men let their facial hair grow out, but embracing the spirit of Movember doesn't necessarily mean you can't be stylish and on-trend.

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