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Beauty and style trends for less than P500

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Beauty and style trends for less than P500

By: - Columnist / @Inq_Lifestyle
/ 01:16 AM August 24, 2012

UNDERCUT hairstyle on model Freja Beja Erichsen

Aside from having popping red lips and thick brows, there are other ways you can do to update your look without having to spend too much. Here are five fun trends that are easy to do.

Inverted French tip—There is no gray area when it comes to nail polish. Those who love coloring their nails may want to go a step farther by trying the inverted French tip.

Actually this was introduced at 2011, but I’ve noticed it’s just recently that the adventurous set have been going for it. It’s actually called a play with colors on the classic French tip. The louder the nail-polish combination the more impact it has. A definite fun must-try for those who love having attention on their nails.


Bangs—Yup, bangs are back. Bangs will make you look younger, fresh and less intense. For one it will hide wrinkles on the forehead and also keep the sun away from it. That alone should make you consider getting one.

But I would not suggest you run to the mirror and do it yourself; that may be a disaster waiting.

The best and cheapest way of getting it is by going to your hairdresser and requesting for bangs. Yes, just that. No trim of course because that would be a different story.

I think if you have a good relationship with your hairdresser, you won’t be charged anymore. That’s what happened to me. Not only did I walk out of the salon without spending any money spent, but I felt like a million bucks because I did leave with a new ‘do and brightened-up face.

Undercuts— Only the really confident will pull off a real undercut, but kudos to them because it is nothing short of sexy. Model Freja Beha Erichsen looks amazing in this ‘do.

All you really need is a razor. If however you are scared to do it on your own, any inexpensive barber will have the skill to do this.

Those who want to try this cut may check out photos of Paul Smith’s fashion show. It displays how undercutting the sides gives the wearer a striking look. It has also been seen at runways of Salvatore Ferragamo and Rick Owens.

Wet  hair—For those who want more texture or focus on the hair, this trend is recommended. Evenings would be the best time to sport this trend because of our weather.


If you love tying your hair, adding some mouse will instantly make your ‘do more polished.

But if you enjoy letting your hair down after you step out of the shower, run some mouse on your hair and it will dry with some texture.


Yes, I keep mentioning mousse since this should be the product of choice when doing this look cause mousse is easy to spread evenly.

The style has also been seen on the runways of Alexander Wang and Helmut Lang.

Wing tip—The wing tip is back!  Those who will be eager to try this look should have their own eyeliner, be it in pencil, gel, liquid or pen. They should be committed to it and really extend the end and create a “wing.”

This look is very sultry and dramatic and you won’t need much makeup after this. Even just a light gloss would do.

For the wing tip that’s right for you, visit your favorite makeup counter and have the beauty consultant work on your eye. By doing so you’ll get the right shape and learn some handy trick you won’t get even if you practice a hundred times.

I actually did this over the long weekend and was happy I took the time to learn how to do this look.

You’ll be surprised how helpful beauty consultants are and what 15 minutes sitting on a chair can add to your beauty skills.

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