Beauty Products to Avoid During Pregnancy

Falling pregnant is a beautiful thing, but it requires you to pay extra attention to everything, especially what you eat and how you take care of yourself. Everyone knows that it's important to get enough sleep, get enough exercise, and pamper your growing body. But it's also imperative to keep an eye on the ingredients in the beauty products you use. It may seem silly to worry about your night cream or fake tan, but believe it or not, certain toxins are strong enough to make their way through your skin and into your bloodstream to affect your developing fetus. Find out what you should be looking out for now. 

Acne Medications, Retinols, and Salicylic Acid:
Products such as Accutane, Retin-A and tetracycline are all prescription antiacne meds that should absolutely be avoided when pregnant. Because they are taken at such high doses to fight off acne-causing bacteria, they can also cause serious birth defects. Additionally, over-the-counter products containing low doses of retinoids or salicylic acid (often found in antiaging lotions and spot treatments) are also unsafe. Although there is no proof that they cause birth defects, they do contain Vitamin A, which can be harmful to a fetus in high doses. As an extra precaution, it's advisable to avoid them if possible. If you suffer from acne, it is best to be treated after your baby is born and you are through nursing.

Any Products That Are Too Smelly:
Phthalates are chemicals that are often found in fragranced beauty items like body lotion, perfume, and body spray. They can have a toxic effect on your pregnancy, (namely, they can stunt your baby's proper development), but oftentimes aren't present on labels. So it's best to stay away from anything too fragrant when pregnant.

Skin Whitening/Lightening Products: 
Skin lightening products contain chemicals called hydroquinone or glutathione that are used to bleach skin. They affect the enzymes in your body that produce melanin, and therefore block a natural process needed for your baby to have healthy dermis. Additionally, these ingredients may cause an allergic reaction in some people and should be avoided when pregnant or breastfeeding as well. The downside is that oftentimes, pregnancy causes pigmentation issues. If you happen to experience this, consult your physician and don't take any action until after your pregnancy.

Nail Care Products:
If you must get your nails done when you are pregnant, be sure and have them painted in a well-ventilated area and, if possible, with as few chemical ingredients in the polish, topcoat, basecoat and remover as possible. Studies lead us to believe that workers in nail salons are prone to health problems like stillbirths, birth defects, and stunted developmental growth. There's no study out that definitively proves this, but there is evidence of increased risk of spontaneous abortion among nail salon employees. The bottom line is that it's better to be safe than sorry.

Self Tanner or Spray Tanning:
Since dihydroxyacetone (aka DHA, the main ingredient in chemical self tanner) hasn't been in the mainstream market long enough, we don't know whether it gets absorbed into the bloodstream. However, there are some indications that DHA may be a cause of DNA damage. Because of this, it is best to avoid any self-tanning products, including spray tanner (which is easily inhaled), until more research can be done.

How to Rock the Retro Look This Spring 2012

Swingy. A-line skirts and skinny little cropped pants took over the spring runways. We swooned...and then we grabbed 'em all up for our March issue. Pick what works on you, and learn how to make it very 2012. 

A few '50s do's: 

  • High-waist anything with a wide belt is the perfect vehicle for an hourglass shape.
  • A tutu (really!) under a swingy skirt. Instant party!
  • Cap sleeves. Somehow they turn even a T-shirt into a blouse.
  • A high ponytail. Show off your face, just like your mama always told you to.
  • One retro piece at a time: You don't want a sweet cardigan and capris and that pony.

And some '50s don'ts:

  • Girdles! Oppressive. Let 'em stay buried with the Cold War.
  • White gloves. How are you going to use your iPhone?
  • Poodle skirts. For October 31 only, please.
  • Vintage clip-on earrings. They look so good but hurt so bad. You'll need Advil.
  • Trying to live today's life with yesterday's handbag. Nothing's wrong with a prim little box clutch; just bring a tote too!

Worst Beauty Trends of All Time

For all of the plucking and primping ladies (and plenty of men) indulge in, there is definitely a science to looking good. Want to score a mate? All you need to project are "full lips, clear skin, smooth skin, clear eyes, lustrous hair, good muscle tone and body fat distribution," says one distinguished evolutionary psychologist.

Want to kick butt at work? A recent study shows a little makeup goes a long way in terms of conveying competency on the job. Still, evidence alone doesn't seem to prevent us from testing the parameters of gorgeousity via wacky new ways to style our hair and paint our faces, which seem to deliberately contradict the rules of natural selection. Behold, the worst beauty trends to have emerged over the last half century. 

The Beehive AKA "B-52"-1960 
Talk about a bomber. After an Illinois hairstylist created this style for "Modern Beauty Salon," the hives seriously started buzzing and the style came to epitomize the early '60s for style icons and housewives alike. While the fun (and the hair) finally died down as the Flower Children emerged, the kitschy 'do has been spotted more recently on Jean Paul Gaultier's couture runway collection, which paid homage to the late bee(hive) keeper, Amy Winehouse. But if "lustrous hair" is a symbol of attraction, what does ultra lacquered hair say besides "stiff"? 

Blue Eye Shadow-circa 1972 
This look is so reviled, beauty expert Paula Begoun even wrote a book about it ("Blue Eyeshadow Should Be Illegal," for the uninitiated). While shades of blue worn on the eyes can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians who used minerals to make pigment, the craze for blue shadow seems to have peaked in the 70s, as ascertained by the eventual rise of disco, multiple cosmetic ads at the time and one Farrah Fawcett. We know the look of large eyes may imply youth and fertility, but an eye shadow O.D. looks more little old lady. 

The Mullet-1974 
"Business in the front, party in the back" helps to describe this infamous haircut that somehow managed to look sort of cool on early adopters like David Bowie and Paul McCartney and then went horribly, horribly wrong. While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, as we now know, sometimes mimicry can totally backfire, seen here in the case of Joyce DeWitt, who played Janet on "Three's Company." Other noted 70s mullets include Florence Henderson (Carol Brady, on "The Brady Bunch") and David Cassidy.

Big Hair-circa 1983 
You can thank big stars like Dolly Parton, a little known TV show that went by the name of "Dallas," and later, various hair metal band members, for a trend that seems to have as many different iterations as it did cans of hairspray. We're not really sure how mankind evolved away from this look, though we suspect it could have had something to do with all that backcombing, which is sure to thin hair, an undesirable trait in a potential mate.

The Perm-circa 1983 
Perms can be traced as far back as 1872, and they were commonly used to beautify women's hair from the 1920s on. But anyone who lived through the 80s can attest to the all-out craze the home perm became, and just how wrong they tended to turn out, frying both our tresses and pride in the process. The crazy curly look certainly came and went, which is a good thing, considering all you have to do is close your eyes and think back to that accompanying extremely unpleasant aroma. Who could smell pheromones over that mess?

Crimped Hair-circa 1985 
Close, kinky cousin of the perm, those who lived to tell the tale couldn't forget the ubiquitous 80s styling tool that was the crimping iron. Many a cheek, neck and ear were maimed in the name of achieving MTV rock star-esque hairstyles, until eventually Barbie herself emerged with a crimped, crackly head of hair. Barbie, like the rest of us, was smart enough to walk away (eventually) from this unfortunate craze that seriously damaged and dried out hair, which also happens to be an indicator of age.

Over-plucked Brows-1992 
Speaking of major cultural references, we're going to have to call Madonna out on this unfortunate trend. Sure, the Queen of Pop was born with a healthy set of full eye frames, but even if you're royalty, brows thin as we age. That still doesn't explain why she made them look so thin for her notorious Girlie Show tour. We love Madge, but we not only prefer her all-out bushy-browed and proud, now that they're restored, we suspect the feature could help explain the fact that she seems to be aging backwards. 

Dark Lip liner/Light Lipstick combo-circa 1999 
Was it Kim Mathers, Eminem's klassy sweetheart? Or perhaps, more likely, the media's sudden fascination with "chola" subculture? At any rate, this distinct look is wrong on so many levels-namely the two that don't match, the outline of your lip and your lips themselves. Men are extremely attracted to women's lips, but red seems to steal the male gaze, not flesh tones surrounded by coffee brown.

Spray Tans-2009 
We simply have no choice but to connect the apex of the glossy, glistening Oompa Loompa-skinned trend to the one and only Lindsay Lohan. This was the year her $35 spray tan launched, and though its success was not to be-the subsequent lawsuits were messier than a leaked bottle of bronzer-countless stars and pedestrians have gone a la orange in the name of glamour. Sadly, the chemical component that darkens skin, DHA, has been shown to cause contact dermatitis in sensitive folks. Glamorous, indeed!

Heavy Metals in Cosmetics Revealed

In light of recent news that the FDA found lead in 400 brands of lipstick. Historically, women have risked their health for beauty by using cosmetics laden with poisons. It's reported that Queen Elizabeth's face became so disfigured from lead-contaminated makeup, she had all the mirrors in her palace removed. In 18th century France, courtesans applied vermilion rouge, which contained sulfur and mercury, and suffered damage to their teeth, livers, and nervous systems as a result. While the levels are much lower, according to a 2011 report by Environmental Defense, an Ontario-based research group, dangerous heavy metals still lurk in lip gloss, mascara, foundation, blush, eye shadow, and eyeliner. 

The researchers tested a total of 49 common products selected from the cosmetic bags of six average Canadian women. They found that every product contained at least one of seven heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium, lead, nickel, beryllium, thallium, and selenium. Lead, a known neurotoxin, showed up in 96% of the items. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that lead exposure is not safe at any level. Heavy metals are considered a by-product of manufacturing and it's worth noting that none were listed in the ingredients lists on the cosmetics' labels.

There is scientific debate about safe levels of heavy metals in the body. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which pushed for the FDA's recent scrutiny of lipstick, points out that, "Individual exposures to these metals in small amounts are unlikely to cause harm, but heavy metals can build up in the body over time and may increase risk for a variety of health problems." The U.S. Department of Labor links arsenic to stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidney, nasal passages, liver, and prostate.

The report notes that the highest levels of arsenic, cadmium, and lead overall were found in lip gloss, which can be ingested orally. Of the items tested, Benefit Benetint lip gloss contained the highest level of lead at 110 parts per millions (ppm), which is more than 10 times higher than the limit set by the Health Canada Draft Guidance on Heavy Metal Impurities in Cosmetics.

Other products found to have the highest levels of impurities were:

  • Clinique Stay True Makeup foundation (Stay Ivory) — arsenic, cadmium, beryllium, lead, nickel, thallium
  • Sephora Sculpting Powder Trio eye shadow (Brown and Pink) — beryllium, lead, nickel, thallium
  • MAC Sheerton Shimmer Blush (Springsheen) — beryllium, lead, nickel, thallium
  • L'Oreal Bare Naturale mascara (Black/Brown) — arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, lead, nickel, thallium
  • Cover Girl Perfect Point Plus eyeliner (Black Onyx) — beryllium, cadmium, lead, nickel
  • Almay Intense i-color Trio eye color (Trio for Blues, Brown and Dark Grey) — beryllium, cadmium, lead, nickel, selenium
  • Benefit Benetint Pocket Pal (Red Tint and Clear Gloss) — arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, lead, nickel, selenium, thallium

Cost is no indicator that a product contains lower levels of heavy metals. Erin Charter, one of the women whose cosmetics were tested, commented, "The product [Benefit Benetint lip gloss] I spend the most money on, because I thought it was better for me, ended up being the worst out of anything tested!"

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics supports passage of the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, which was designed to give the FDA authority to ensure that personal care products are free of harmful ingredients. It also mandates that contaminants, such as heavy metals, be fully disclosed. In the meantime, the Environmental Working Group has a user-friendly searchable database that rates the safety of thousands of cosmetics and other personal care products. 

Pee Color: What Does It Tell About Your Health?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the color of your pee also gives you a clue on your state of health.

More than 20 years ago (1988), the Southern Medical Journal published an article on urine color—which may vary from transparent to yellow to orange to red to brown—and the corresponding conditions that it indicates. 

The shade that varies from blood red to a tinge of pink could be the result of taking  certain medications such as: 
  •         Chloroquine (anti-malaria drug)
  •         Deferoxamine (antidote to iron poisoning, especially in children)
  •         Hydroxycobalamine (vitamin B12)
  •         Ibuprofen (pain reliever)
  •         Phenazopyridine (local analgesic for urinary tract infection)
  •         Rifampicin (treament for TB, leprosy or meningitis)
  •         Warfarin (anticoagulant or blood thinner)

Diseases related to reddish urine are:
  •         Hemolytic anemia (anemia due to destruction of red blood cells)
  •         G6PD deficiency (lacks the enzyme for red cell metabolism)
  •         Sickle cell anemia (abnormally shaped red cells)
  •         Thalassemia (deficiency of one component of red cells)
  •         Thrombocytopenic purpura (bleeding disorder with bruising and blood spots)
  •         Transfusion reaction
  •         Nephrolithiasis (kidney stones)
  •         Nutcracker syndrome (compression of left renal vein)
  •         Porphyria (enzyme abnormalities in blood production)

Foods which may cause harmless red urine:
  •         Beets
  •         Blackberries
  •         Carrots

From bright yellow-orange or dark yellow, this color may be the result of a urinary tract infection (UTI), lack of fluid intake or dehydration.

Often indistinguishable or difficult to tell apart from dark red urine, brownish pee may even be caused by the same diseases as red urine due to the presence of blood in the urine. There are, however, some medications which specifically cause pee to turn brown, including:
  •         Acetaminophen overdose (pain reliever)
  •         Metronidazole (antibiotic for vaginal infections and amoebiasis)
  •         Niridazole (treatment against flatworms)
  •         Nitrofurantoin (treatment for urinary tract infection)

Foods that produce brown urine are:
  •         Fava beans
  •         Rhubarb

An alarming color but don't rush to the emergency room just yet. Common medications responsible for black urine are:
  •         Methyldopa (antihypertensive)
  •         Cresol (food additive in ketchup, cheese, bacon, smoked foods)
  •         Iron (included in multivitamins)
  •         Laxative (stool softener)
  •         L-dopa (anti-Parkinson's drug)
  •         Methocarbamol (muscle relaxant)
  •         Sorbitol (sugar alcohol found in apples, pears, peaches, prunes)

Black urine disease or alkaptonuria is a genetic disorder of phenylalanine and tyrosine metabolism. The toxic byproduct of this disease causes osteoarthritis, damage to heart valves and kidney stones.

Albinuria or white urine may appear milky white to thinly white. Diseases related to this urine color are:
  •         Chyluria (leakage of lymphatic fluid in urine)
  •         Filariasis (roundworm infestation)
  •         Lymphatic fistula (abnormal connection between urinary tract and lymphatics)
  •         Schistosomiasis (parasitic infection with liver fluke)
  •         Lipiduria (presence of fat cells in urine due to nephrotic syndrome)
  •         Propofol infusion (injection with the anesthetic Propofol)
  •         Proteinuria (excessive protein in urine in kidney disease)
  •         Pyuria (pus cells in urine)
  •         Urinary tuberculosis (TB of the urinary tract)
  •         Hypercalciuria (elevated calcium in urine)
  •         Hyperoxaluria (excess oxalate, a component of kidney stones)
  •         Phosphaturia (phosphate in urine, a component of bone and teeth)

Blue or green
When you see that the toilet water has turned blue, don’t blame it on Toilet Duck. Several medications may cause your pee to turn into this unusual color:
  •         Methylene blue (anti-malarial drug, dye, component of urinary analgesic)
  •         Amitriptyline (anti-depressant)
  •         Clorets breath mints
  •         Cimetidine (anti-ulcer)
  •         Flupirtine (analgesic)
  •         Indomethacin (anti-inflammatory)
  •         Metoclopromide (antiemetic for nausea and vomiting)
  •         Promethazine (antihistamine for allergy)
  •         Tetrahydronaphthalene (used in dyes, fat solvents, resins)
  •         Zaleplon (sedative)

Medical conditions which may cause blue or green urine are:
  •         Biliverdin (liver disease)
  •         Blue diaper syndrome or Hartnup disease (defect in tryptophan absorption)
  •         Herbicide ingestion
  •         Pseudomonas UTI (antibiotic resistant UTI)

The next time you see your urine turn an unusual color, rule out the blue food coloring in the cupcake you ate, or the lack of fluids that’s causing the dark yellow tinge in your pee, or the medications you’re taking.

You need to make a thorough investigation whenever the color of your urine changes.  If you can’t rule out the causes listed above,  see your doctor for your peace of mind.

Cometologie 2012 -- SMX Mal of Asia Convention Center (February 21-22, 2012)

Be a trendsetter! Know what’s in and out in the beauty and fashion industry with Cosmetologie 2012! Held at the SMX Mall of Asia Convention Center on February 21 to 22, 2012.

The expo features shop for the latest product, learn from the best professionals and watch the exciting runway shows and competitions.

Cosmétologie 2012 is a one-stop shop event for Beauty, Wellness & Trends.  The expo is a place where we can test various products – from cosmetics, haircare, nailcare, fashion, salon equipment, massagers, aromatherapy, and the list goes on.  The expo, to run from February 21-22, 2012 at SMX Convention Center – Mall of Asia Complex, will be the biggest trade show of its kind in the Philippines. 

Co-organized by the Philippine International Cosmetologists Association and Premier Events Plus Group, Inc., a new home for the industry is born via Cosmétologie 2012: Beauty, Wellness & Trends.  Co-located in the expo are World of Beauty, the Fashion Fair & Runway Show, and the Health & Wellness Expo.

Highlight of this event is the Touch of Excellence Awards, hair and make-up competition. Cash Prizes (P25,000 – 1st Prize / P15,000 – 2nd Prize / P10,000 – 3rd Prize) plus trophies or medals await the lucky winners of the six(6) categories: Men’s Cut & Color, Ladies’ Cut & Color, Red Carpet Look, Bridal Make-up, Fantasy Make-up, and Nail Art Competition.     

Be at Cosmétologie 2012: Beauty, Wellness & Trends on February 21-22, 2012 situated at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex. 

Little Black Dress for Different Body Shapes

There’s no one-size-fits all with the Little Black Dress. You need to customize the dress to show off areas you like and to detract attention from the areas want to downplay. Here are some suggestions for what works on six different body shapes:

Your goal is to elongate your frame. A sheath dress with a hem that hits just above the knee is a perfect cut for making your body appear extra long and lean while also giving your legs some of the limelight.

Pear shape
To balance your larger bottom half, you want to go with a halter neck or T-back style to show off your shoulders and upper body.

Apple shape
Your middle is your problem area. A dress with a defined waist will create the illusion of a smaller tummy. Also, details like romantic flutter sleeves are smart as they put the focus on your to upper torso.

Boyish shape
The idea is to give your straight-up-and-down form the suggestion of curves. A peplum dress or a design with a belted detail and feminine capped sleeves will give the appearance of a shapely physique.

Hourglass shape
Think Beyoncé on this one. A bodycon dress will showcase your natural womanly figure and accentuate your waistline.

Fitted, but not too tight is the key. A faux wrap dress with a low v-neck is most flattering on the torso. Make sure the skirt isn’t too loose or too tight. You want it to just skim over your legs to create a smooth shape.

How To Have A long-Lasting Hair Color

Sick of spending time and money coloring your hair, only to have it fade right away? Read on for helpful tips and products that will keep strands vibrant longer. 

  • Use shampoos and conditioners made for color-treated hair. These products contain silicones that preserve color. Also, make sure the label reads sulfate-free. Sulfates are powerful detergents that can remove hair dye.  If you're already experiencing fading, try a color-depositing shampoo. They contain small amounts of dye to revive color and cover grays that have started to show.
  • Protect your hair from heat. When you color, the protective cuticle layer surrounding each individual strand gets stripped away so the dye can penetrate.  This makes hair more vulnerable to dryness from heated styling tools-and dry hair looks flat. Keep yours hydrated by spritzing on a heat-protective spray before using your hair dryer or curling iron.
  •  Shield color with SPF. The sun's rays break down the chemicals in hair dye, causing brassiness and visible grays. Make sure you use styling products formulated with UV filters. 

Five Ways To Make Your Hair Sexy

Your hair, tresses, locks, mane, coif, crowning glory, whatever you call those luxurious strands flowing from your head, it's a different name for the same glorious thing. Throughout history beautiful hair, voluminous hair, bouncy hair, shiny hair, unfastened sexy hair hanging loose down your back has been known to have seductive powers, to evoke the sensual side of men, so much so that nuns are required to cut their hair off when taking their vows and many religions require that a woman cover her hair when in public, to not send the opposite sex into fits of frenzy at the site of a distractingly beautiful head of sexy hair. There is a reason Lady Godiva and Rapunzel are legendary, and the young wife in the Gift of the Magi could have made the Queen of Sheba envious. They had traffic-stopping, fantasy-inducing, myth-inspiringly sexy hair, and you can too. 
  • Powder your hair. This is great for hair whether you have light or dark hair. It adds volume and texture, and absorbs excess oil at the roots, so if you had your hair blown out and it's starting to go flat, this will perk it right up and make your blow out last even longer. It will help you maintain that sexy volume instead of flat, lifeless locks. To do this, take some baby powder or corn starch and shake a bit over your roots, and use your fingers or a brush to blend the powder into your hair. The most famous hair dressers in the world recommend this tip, and you can get that sexy bedhead look with a simple bottle of powder to tousle and voluminize your locks. 

  • Perfume your beautiful mane. A spritz of an intoxicating perfume before you clip it back or tie it up will remain in your hair all day, gently surrounding you all day and emitting a wonderful fragrance to those around you every time you let down your hair. If you wear your hair down, every time you toss it the scent will be released anew, appealingly arousing and delicate. A perfume bouquet that is seductive and spicy is a favorite, or something that whets the appetite (think Oriental spice or vanilla cinnamon, favorite scents for most men on a woman). 

  • Blow dry hair with cool shot. This makes your locks extra shiny, and shiny hair means healthy hair, which is a biological sign of beauty (it's instinctive- men who sees healthy, shiny hair naturally find it more attractive because it's a sign of health, youthfulness and fertility). Most women who blowdry their hair forget this step at the end, which will not only lock in the smoothness of a blowout and prevent frizzies, but will help a blowout to last longer too. If you air dry your hair, add a teeny amount of silicone shine serum to it to enhance shine. 

  • Tame flyaway hair with hair spray…but spray it onto the palm of your hand and slide it over your hair. During the colder or dryer months frizzies and flyaways become a real problem for many women, who resort to tying up their hair or covering it with a hat to cope. Don't cover up your crowning glory. Instead, simply smooth some hairspray spritzed into the palms of your hands over your hair cuticles for smooth hair all day long and year long, and use a light, non-sticky hairspray so it won't dull your hair while smoothing it. 

  • Decorate your sexy hair with a lovely clasp or jeweled barrette. Pretty, feminine hair clips and hair accessories add a very girlish charm to a look, plus a bit of glamour, and whether you wear your hair half up, half down, in a ponytail, or loose and to the side, a pretty clip holding your hair in place is a great way to have adorably sexy hair as well as add some variety to your hair routine. Don't be shy about being creative and extravagant; the shinier the bling the more attention getting it is.

Skin-Boosting Foods

To really beat winter's harsh effects, tackle them from the inside out by eating these skin-boosting foods. The nutrients in these foods can be as good for your skin as they are for your health.

These little legumes are like nature's nip and tuck. They're protein-rich, to help skin stay firm.

The tropical fruit is high in vitamin C, one of the most potent antioxidants for protecting skin from damage that leads to wrinkles.

Sweet potatoes
These are rich in beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A, a nutrient that helps skin shed dead cells.

They're packed with vitamin E, an antioxidant that can aid in fighting skin-aging free radicals.

It's a top source of niacin, a B vitamin that keeps skin cells healthy, and selenium, an antioxidant that helps protect your skin from sun damage.

2012 Valentines Day's Hairstyles For Women

All women want to look best on valentine's day. Red outfit and feminine make up to look perfect is already in the list but what about hairstyle? It is tricky to choose the ideal hairstyle for valentine's day. Men love women's hair when flaunted and set well, so here are few hairstyles for women to try on valentine's day.

Open hair: This hairstyle is one of the all time favourites of men. It is simple and elegant. You can easily carry this hairstyle on valentine's day. Straight open hair looks more gorgeous. If you have curls or perm, straighten up for your date. To get the feminine touch, use a hair band to set the hair and look beautiful. You can also use clips to accessorise your hair. 

Messy updo: Men love to be with women who are not into much make up. In short, men love simplicity. The natural look of a woman attracts a man easily. If you want to get appreciated by him, try the messy updo. Many women feel it is not appropriate for a special day such as valentine's day! Messy updo looks great on shoulder length curl, straight or perm hair. Use a mousse to set the hairstyle and increase volume. In messy updo hairstyle, you tie a lose ponytail and leave few strands of hair in front. It is great for an evening look. 

Perm: The fluffy waves can attract men! Perm hairstyle for women looks attractive and gorgeous for any event. Perm looks great on any hair, be it highlighted or not. Women with less layered hair cut can try perm hairstyle for valentine's day. Thick hair can be best flaunted with a perm hairstyle. Look gorgeous on valentine's day with an off shoulder or tube neckline dress and open perm hairstyle.

Bun: The brides hairstyle is also hit among young women. You can either set the bun by perfectly combing it or tying the hair into a lose bun with just an elastic band. Bun can be tried on straight, curl or perm hairstyle. This romantic hairstyle looks great on women. You can accessorise this simple yet classic hairstyle by adding few hair accessories such as a crystal encrusted comb or hair band.

Try these hairstyles to impress him on valentine's day. Men love these hairstyles on women. These are simple and can be made in minutes.

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