More Haircuts And Hairstyle Trends For 2019

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By Eseandre

From cool styles to bright and bold colors, we saw it all in 2018. And from the looks of it, 2019 is on track to bring us more edgy, glamorous and amazing hairstyles. From no-fuss and naturally textured hairstyles to more daring looks, 2019 is going to be an interesting year as well.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the styles that will most definitely rock the fashion world in the year to come. So, feel free to use this as a guide to help you as you shop for a new style on CysterWigs.

Blunt Fringe

Diane by Jon Renau

Start 2019 in a big way by making a major statement with your wig. One way to do this is by wearing a style with blunt fringe or a blunt bang. Rocking this style during the new year will surely make you a trendsetter and you’ll be proud that you took a stylish risk.

The Blunt Jawline Bob

On Edge by Gabor

The blunt jawline bob is a popular fashion-girl cut that you probably know already. But guess what, it is coming back for 2019, and this time it’s much shorter and bolder. According to a popular stylist, Sergio Pattirane from Rob Peetoom Salon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when it comes to this style, you’ll want a “straight bob that is shorter at the back, a few inches below your ears, longer at the front, and in line with your jawline.” By opting for this, you’ll end up with a more modern, streamlined bob. If you’re a fan of bob wigs, opt for this sleek and chic look for an updated look.

Textured Curls

Curl Appeal by Gabor

This is the year to embrace your curl pattern. Textured curls are on the trend radar for 2019. With a top emphasis on texture and volume, this hairstyle shows that you are a bold fashion lover while adding a bit of pop to your personality. So if your bio hair was super-curly, go back to your roots. Look for a curly wig that closely resembles your natural curls.

Internal Layers or Ghost Layers

Ocean by Estetica

This cut has been attributed to celebrity hairstylist Ramon Garcia. “It’s a technique that adds movement and texture while giving the illusion of a one-length haircut,” explained Ramon. This cut removes bulk from the hair without compromising on length. Varying lengths are crucial to this style. The internal layer cut has been compared to the layering of a lion’s mane. When it comes to a wig that closely resembles this technique, Ocean by Estetica is a good example of this style.

Retro Styling

Down Time by Raquel Welch

We may be heading future-forward, but a lot of 2019’s hair trends are going to be blasts from the past. Curtain bangs, brushed out curls, geometric cuts and poker straight hair are all coming back this year. Hairstyle trends for 2019 seem to be in favor of the feminine retro styles that most of us have seen before.

Hair Color Trends For 2019

Here are some hair colors that are expected to trend in 2019:

Smokey Pink

If bubble gum pink always seemed too extreme, this option might be more your speed. Smokey Pink has been described as a more mature version of pink hair. It is softer, sootier and carries sophisticated, smokey undertones. It also works with just about every skin tone.

Copper Velvet

Copper velvet has always been a popular and amazing hair color for people who aren’t afraid to make a statement. Well, guess what? It’ll still be trendy in 2019. Copper velvet is described as a rich and plush reddish brown tone. It’s very wearable and a luxurious color for many skin tones.

Multi-Colored Tips

This is a color mixture style that’s finding its way into the new year through a blend of different shades. From Brunette blending into chocolate plum to blonde blending into blue tips, pink tips or even lilac. This multi-colored style is amazing definitely for the adventurous.

So there you have it. Some hairstyles, colors and cuts to rock in 2019. CysterWigs has what you need to stay on-trend…or what you need to create your own trends. Shop today, and make 2019 a happy ‘do year.

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Style Resolutions For The New Year

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By Eseandre

Welcome to the new year! You’ve probably been trying hard to stick to those resolutions. Or, you might still be trying to figure out what you want to accomplish this year and that’s totally fine. It’s tough when you’re trying to make career choices, change behavioral patterns or accomplish a major health goal.

Now while all of these resolutions are significant, you might not realize that there’s room for one more substantial one if you haven’t made it already. If you’re in a fashion rut or just want to take your look to the next level, make a resolution to get in touch with your inner fashionista.

If you need help getting started, here are some suggestions to help you sharpen your sense of style in the new year.

Get to know your body shape.

While it is awesome to get clothes that look great on the hanger or are in line with the trends, you want to make sure they’ll look just as good on your body. Knowing your body shape can help guide your shopping habits and help you make informed decisions so you’ll always look good in whatever you wear. In addition to knowing your body, learn about how your favorite brands are cut. Some labels run small, while others tend to run big. Make sure you’re trying things on instead of just following a size chart or going off of what size you might wear in another brand. And if you’re ordering from a retailer that doesn’t have a brick and mortar store, be sure to read the reviews!

Avoid clothes that hide your figure.

Bruno Mars said it before, and I’m saying it again–you’re amazing just the way you are. So start embracing yourself. Ditch the clothes that are way too big for you and embrace styles that accentuate your figure. If you think this will be hard for you to do, start by wearing one shape-hugging garment. Maybe it’s a bodysuit with a skirt or a pair of leggings with your tunic top. Start with one piece until you feel more comfortable with wearing a whole outfit that “caresses” your body.

Don’t obsess about the “perfect size.”

Nobody really has the perfect figure/shape/body. So ditch your fascination with the “perfect body”. If you’ve decided to start working out, make sure you’re doing it for you and not to fit into society’s mold for the perfect size. This way, the results will be more gratifying and you will be happier for it.

Revisit your wardrobe.

When you revisit or edit your wardrobe, you have two jobs. One, declutter it. Gather up those pieces that have been lying around for years. Pieces that you’ve outgrown and/or pieces that are beyond saving because they’re so well worn. Now say “bye” to the old so you can say “hello” to the new.

Two, fetch those amazing pieces that you’ve bought and just stored away because you haven’t found the perfect time or the perfect place to wear them. Guess what? Now’s the perfect time to wear them. Don’t let your money go to waste. Try incorporating the pieces with a work outfit or for a night out with friends. And don’t worry what folks think. That wasn’t on your mind when you bought that sequin top or those riding boots. So don’t get in your head and start worrying about what others have to say.

Step out of your comfort zone.

If you’ve found solace in a particular type of clothing or style, it’s time to break up and make new friends. Try out that dress! Try on those heels! Step out of your comfort zone and strut into a new style this year one piece at a time.

Stop disregarding your comfort.

Sure, those stilettos are cute. But if you know that you’re always soaking your feet as soon as you take a pair of heels off, stop buying heels. Don’t buy into the “beauty is pain” mentality. If you can barely breathe in that pair of leather leggings or you’re burning up in that super-chunky sweater in the dressing room, make a hard pass. Being uncomfortable never looks cute.

Shop smartly.

Just because an item is up for grabs at a cheap price doesn’t mean you should buy it. Making such uninformed and/or impulsive decision could lead to you buying clothes that you might never wear. Instead, shop only for fashion pieces you absolutely want.

Invest in a good tailor and dry cleaner.

While doing this might initially seem expensive, the benefits accrued from taking proper care of your clothes are many. A tailor can ensure that your pieces fit well and flatter your figure. And having your clothes dry cleaned can help preserve their appearance. Also, if you hate the iron, the dry cleaner will make life easier for you.

Don’t take yourself or your wardrobe too seriously.

A burst of color here. Checks over stripes there. Some unconventional statement jewelry somewhere else. These things can add freshness to your style. When it comes to personal style, throw the rules out the window. Wear brown shoes with black clothes. Wear white after Labor Day. Mix your gold and silver accessories. Wear stripes with polka dots. If it makes you happy, that’s all that matters.

Seek inspiration in multiple places.

Watching movies or browsing through style magazines can help inspire you if you feel like your style could use a little help. Or you could look to nature for color coordination ideas. Inspiration is everywhere–even in places where you’d least expect it. So keep your eyes peeled. You’ll never know what might inspire you next!

Add some or all of these to your resolutions list and give more credence to your style.
And here’s to a very happy and stylish New Year!

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New Year Hair Resolutions

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By Eseandre

New Year’s is here, so new resolutions are in order. But, whilst making resolutions concerning your health, wealth and family don’t forget your hair. The hair you wear and love is a reflection of how you feel about yourself. When you’re feeling sassy, you grab your sassy hair. When you’re feeling bold, you put on a style that shows how fearless you are. Your wigs are an extension of you. So, if you haven’t been giving them the attention they need, or you’ve only been shopping for them halfheartedly, you definitely to make a few hair resolutions for 2019.

From hair care to wig style versatility, I’m going to help you develop some new #goals. So, buckle up because hair we go.

Take better care of your hair

If your wigs always look like they could use some TLC, you need to come up with a regular maintenance routine. Not sure where to start? Do some homework and check out CysterWigs Knowledge Base, official store blog and YouTube channels for tips and tricks that’ll help you put your best hair forward. If you haven’t been taking care of your wigs, no more excuses! Many of us don’t have money to burn. By neglecting your wigs, you might as well just flush your money down the toilet. You need to start protecting your investments. With your bio hair, you have to wash, condition and treat it on a regular basis to keep your hair healthy. Same thing goes for those wigs–unless you like wearing pieces that look kind of old and dusty. Make a resolution to take better care of your hair.

Try new things

If you’ve been wearing the same style for the last two years, it’s time to move on. CysterWigs has sooooooooo many options! Curly, straight, wavy, short, long, ultra-short, mid-length—the possibilities are endless. Switch up your usual look and opt for something that you’ve been wanting to try. Go blonde if you’ve always been a brunette, try a fringe, a ponytail, curls, the works. The goal is to stand out this year instead of blending in. So, feel free to explore other styles to freshen up your look.

Accessorize more

From pins to clips and bands, we all know that hair accessories can add a special touch to your look. But instead of just grabbing them for the gym or windy days, make a statement with them anytime. If you wear long wigs, try a low ponytail or fishtail braid with a cute hair tie. Or if you have a shorter do, try a flower hair clip by your ear. Look around to find some inspiration. You’ll be amazed what you can find on the Internet. This year, try new ways of accessorizing. Your hair deserves pampering too. Don’t be afraid to enhance it and show it off!

The New Year is filled with so many fresh possibilities. Don’t keep holding on to old habits. Get creative, get dedicated and be more adventurous in 2019!

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The Incredible Power Of Music

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By Eseandre

Just about everyone loves music. From classical to country, jazz to blues and hip hop to rock, there’s a genre out there for all of us. Think about the times when you listen to music. You listen in your car to get you through traffic or to make a long ride more fun. You listen to it at the gym or during a walk/run to pump you up and help you reach your goals. You listen to it as you’re trying to relax after a long day, or you might listen to it to remember those special times with loved ones.

Music can definitely boost our moods and soothe our souls. Music can also affect your brain. For example, in a study from a few years ago, researchers observed patients who were about to undergo surgery. Participants were randomly assigned to either listen to music or take anti-anxiety drugs. Scientists tracked patient’s ratings of their own anxiety, as well as the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. The results were pretty impressive. They showed that patients who listened to music had less anxiety and lower cortisol than people who were given medicine. Now the researchers pointed out that this is only one study, and that more research was necessary to confirm the results. But the study can still serve as a powerful testament to how music can positively affect the brain.

There’s always that song, album or playlist that instantly brightens your day or helps you chillax. Just listening to our favorite musicians can relieve stress and promote overall happiness. It’s no wonder that the music industry seems to flourish, all over the world.

What is Music Therapy?

There seems to be a lot of fuss around music therapy and its gains. Music therapy according to experts is the clinical and evidence-based use of musical interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved musical therapy program.

Benefits of Music Therapy

This field of medical practice that is music therapy, is gaining momentum daily, as we now see that some surgeons are making use of music to make their patients more relaxed in the operating room. Music therapy as a health profession has proved very effective in addressing the physical, emotional, cognitive and special needs of individuals.

A music therapist can have a wide knowledge of songs and genres, so after assessing the needs of a client, a music therapist will provide the appropriate indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through this process, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. The overall effect is a more positive outcome from their health challenges.
Music therapy creates a more personal and individual experience for every client. This approach requires that the therapist understand the specific needs of each client and is able to administer directly to such needs. This approach tends to be more effective than the generalised approach that is evidently in use by other fields of medicine.

Provides Avenue For Communication

Music therapy provides an avenue for the much needed communication that is vital for a patient and doctor relationship. For clients that are unable to communicate through words, the music gives them a voice, and through it they can relate their true feelings and needs.

Improve The Mood of Clients

As a trend, music lovers have tended to rely on music to boost their moods. Music therapy can help children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly with mental health needs, developmental and learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and other aging related conditions, substance abuse problems, brain injuries, physical disabilities, and acute and chronic pain, including mothers in labor.

While listening to music at home is not on the same level as clinical music therapy, the benefits can be universal. My explanation of music therapy just helps to show how music is a powerful tool when it comes to rehabilitation.

How Music Can Help You

As discussed earlier, music can be a huge mood booster or stress reliever on a more personal level. So if you’re not in need of music therapy, try adding more tunes to your day when you can. Make playlists of your favorite songs of the season or songs that take you back to your high school or college years. If that’s too much work, subscribe to playlists through your favorite music streaming service. CysterWigs even offers playlists from time to time.

If you get a rush from being in a crowd and hearing live music, head to a concert. It can be a local band at a bar, an arena tour or even a symphony. There’s no doubt that hearing music played live will definitely make you smile or make you forget about the day’s events.

And if you prefer a more hands-on approach, create your own music. Write songs and perform them if you’re open to sharing your work with others. If you’re a little shy about being in the spotlight, let someone else sing or play your songs. It can be rewarding to hear a piece that you wrote and to see it being enjoyed by others. Now, that’s a total ego boost!

No matter how hectic or rough things get, always try to carry a happy tune in your heart. After all, it’s the little things that keep us going when we think we don’t have the strength to carry on.

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How To Fill In Your Eyebrows

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By Eseandre

What’s your brow situation like? Do you have thick caterpillar-like brows or are yours a little more on the earthworm side? Or are your brows on the non-existent side altogether? Well, this article was intended to help folks at all levels because even those of us with substantial brows get a little tweezer happy sometimes. So if you need a little help with your brows, I’m going to fill you in–well, help you fill them in.

You’ll just need a few simple tools and cosmetics like:

● a spoolie brush
● a concealer brush
● a brow pencil
● eyebrow gel or pomade
● concealer

Gather everything together and follow the steps below to correctly fill your brows.

Step One: Wash your face and dry it thoroughly along with your eyebrows.

Step Two: Place an eyebrow brush along the side of your nose, straight up to your brows to find out where to ideally start filling from.

Step Three: Take the same brush and this time angle it from the side of your nose to the outer corner of your eye to determine where your brow filling should end.

Step Four: Take your spoolie brush and brush your brows upwards. This helps you see the thin spots in your brows.

Step Five: Take out an eye pencil and with short, light strokes, fill in the gaps in your eyebrow. It’s advisable that you choose an eye pencil the color of your hair for a more natural look.

Step Six: Take out an angled brush and apply a color pressed powder to better define the shape of your brows. Remember that the goal is to fill your brows and make them less uneven, but try not to overfill them. This would make your brows too thick and quite unpleasant.

Step Seven: Make use of your spoolie brush to brush through your eyebrows. This blends the pencil, powder and the brows together nicely and softens any thick lines.

Step Eight: Ensure your brows stay in place by combing it through with a colored gel or pomade.

Step Nine: After filling in your brows, to make the lines neater take out your concealer and concealer brush. Put some concealer on the brush and carefully run it through your brow edges. Clean off every lingering pencil line which disrupts the outlook of your brow.

When you are finished, your brows should have a natural, but well-organized look. Note that step nine is not necessary if you are opting for a very natural brow look. Practice this a couple of times, and you’ll be a pro at filling in your eyebrows in no time!

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