Hairstyles through the decades

While many hairstylists claim that hair fashions change on a yearly basis, these changes are usually quite minimal. Unless you're in the hairdressing industry, it's unlikely that you'd be able to distinguish a 2009 layered 'do from, say, a 2007 one. But if you look at the changing hair fashions decade by decade, the evolution is really quite extraordinary! Like all fashions, the hairstyle changes are largely dependent on the pop culture of the time, as well as shifting societal values. Let's take a look at the hair fashions of the last sixty years, one decade at a time.

fifties hair

The 1950s - short, neat and curled

The 1950s

Young women in the 1950s had no desire for the long, flowing hair that many girls lust after today. Hair was short, soft and neat, and almost always curled. Of course, there were no curling tongs back in those days: in order to achieve the neat curly hairdos, women would perm their hair, then use heated rollers on a daily basis, or pin the curls into place and spray liberally with hairspray. A huge amount of effort was put into styling their hair, as well as considerable discomfort - most women would actually keep their rollers in overnight while they slept! As feminism was yet to make a real impact in Western society, a woman's appearance was of huge importance, and so the effort was deemed worthwhile.

fifties hair

Fussy and feminine

Later in the 1950s, hair became big and bold: beehives became commonplace, as did the poodle perm (think Lucille Ball) and bouffant hair a la Brigitte Bardot. While these looks were far sexier than the overly neat styles of the early fifties, they still required a large amount of effort, not to mention can after can of hairspray.

Brigitte Bardot bouffant

Bardot's bouffant

The 1960s

The bouffant styles remained extremely popular throughout the 1960s. The bob was by far the most popular style, and although fashion was becoming more modern, hair was still highly controlled, with lots of volume and lots of hairspray. The idea of hair being made to move was yet to come into vogue: in the sixties, the less it moved, the better. Some of these 'dos look like they would survive a tornado!

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The not-so-swinging sixties

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A classic 60s bob

If the ends of the hair weren't curled under, they were flipped out; a look achieved by using very large rollers. The roots and crown were backcombed and, once again, hit with the hairspray.

sixties flip

Actress Mary Tyler Moore does the flip

Sophia Loren

Sixties siren Sophia Loren

Sultry singer Dusty Springfield was a major hairstyle icon of this decade, as was the still-beautiful Sophia Loren. In the late 60s, short crops became fashionable, a trend largely pioneered by one of the world's first supermodels, Twiggy. And although the hippie movement had begun, their long and natural hairstyles had yet to be picked up by the mainstream. If a woman did wear her hair long, it rarely went past her shoulder blades, and was usually accompanied by a heavy, blunt fringe.

Twiggy

Twiggy's signature 'do

The 1970s

By far my favourite decade in terms of fashion, the 1970s were all about peace, love and freedom: ideals which were, of course, symbolised by that decade's hairstyles. The shag, the afro, the mullet, 'Farrah flicks', the disco wedge... hairstyles were hugely varied, but all were unstructured and had an essence of freedom about them. Very long, straight hair was in vogue, but because straightening irons were yet to be invented, women used to iron their hair flat using actual clothes irons! Talk about a fire hazard...

Cher seventies hair

Cher: a seventies hairstyle icon

Florence Henderson shag

Florence Henderson's seventies shag

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His n hers hippie hair

Two of the major celebrity trendsetters of the 1970s, when it came to hair fashions, were Cher and the recently departed Farrah Fawcett. Cher's hair was the envy of many - long, straight, thick and natural - while Fawcett pioneered a look entirely her own, which was light and feathered, and flicked out at the front. Both looks required a minimum of styling and are still popular today, though they have evolved considerably since the hippie era.

Farrah Fawcett hair

Farrah's famous flicks

The 1980s

The 1980s saw the return of big hair, but in a very different form to the prissy bouffant styles of the 1950s and early sixties. A whole new array of products were on the market - gels, waxes and mousses - and people weren't afraid to experiment with them! The result was all kinds of crazy styles with an emphasis on volume. Crimping the hair was a popular method of styling, fringes were thick and puffy, and accessories were the order of the day: headbands, scrunchies, bobbles and brightly coloured ribbons (sometimes all at once). Young girls and teenagers loved the side-pony look, and if your hair was short, then it was either fluffy and permed, or gelled and spiky.

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Eighties hair: a family affair

eighties hair

Pass the mousse

Madonna

Madonna: a 1980s icon

Punk hair also began to emerge in the eighties, paralleling the punk rock music scene. Hardcore punk types began to dye their hair neon colours, some opting for a mohawk or an extreme mullet. By the late eighties, the natural styles of the previous decade had become but a distant memory, as consumerism peaked and bad fashions reigned supreme. It's no wonder we cringe when we look back on these images! And although eighties-style fashions may have become trendy again, thankfully the hair is (for the most part) staying where it belongs: in the past.

punk hair  

The 1990s

Thankfully, the 1980s had to end, and with it ended the excessive use of products and the crazy, pumped-up hair. Nineties hair became more natural again, but rather than the contrived 'natural' of the 1970s, it actually was natural! Grunge was the key fashion ideology of the early to mid-nineties, bringing with it effortless, wash-and-wear hair. Messy updos and basic ponytails were the order of the day, though long hair was often worn loose and flowing - a throwback to the seventies.

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The messy updo: very 90s

Women of the 1990s just didn't have the time for fussy hairstyles, so they didn't bother: they were too busy making a name for themselves in business, politics and academia, as well as keeping up the traditional female roles of wife and mother. Spending any more than ten minutes on your hair was deemed excessive and unnecessary - quite a contrast with the 1950s, and thank God for that!

The two major hairstyles that emerged in the 1990s were 'The Rachel' - named and styled after Jennifer Aniston's character Rachel on the hit TV show Friends - and 'The Bedhead', which was basically a tousled, layered crop pioneered by actress Meg Ryan. Both styles were easily maintained and therefore, truly ubiquitous.

The Rachel: face-framing layers  

The Bedhead  

Crazy hair colours faded out of fashion, with women preferring natural highlights, although a big auburn-hair phase lasted for a few years in the 1990s. By the turn of the century, hairstyles in general were simple, natural, and far less likely to cause future embarrassment than those of the previous decade.

2000 - present

Hair of the early 21st century has largely been about personal taste, though a few distinct trends have appeared. First of all is the evolution of the shag: a highly textured, layered style that peaked in popularity a few years ago. It was often accompanied by a long, sideswept fringe, which later evolved into a blunt fringe reminiscent of the 1960s. Long hair was usually layered, and either straightened to glossy perfection, or tonged into tousled, carefree waves.

blunt fringe

Tousled waves with blunt fringe

straight hair

Sleek, straight and modern

The last few years have seen a re-emergence of punk hairstyles, as part of the 'emo' and 'scene' countercultures of the late Generation Y. Choppy hair, heavily layered, either dyed pitch black, blonde, or in vibrant colours has become popular with teenagers, while those in their twenties and above have generally chosen to keep a more natural look: lightly layered and textured, an evolution of the styles that became popular in the 1990s.

The emo look

Emo hair: the new punk

Scene hair

21st century scene hair

side part

Keeping it real, 2009-style

Whatever may happen in the future when it comes to hairstyles, we always have our past to look back on: both for inspiration, and for how not to do our hair. Most of the time, new styles are created by top stylists, paraded on the catwalk and on celebrities, before slowly filtering down to the mainstream and becoming a part of the culture. The great thing about hair is that regardless of the trends, the way we wear it comes down to personal choice: if we want to shave our heads, then we can, and if we want to grow our hair past our hips, we can do that too. The evolution of hairstyle trends is fun to watch, but ultimately, it's your hair, and so the way you wear it is up to you.

How To Grow Black Hair

When asked how to grow black hair, unfortunately, not everyone can agree upon the best answer. Many African-Americans go through heat treatments or use chemical treatments to relax and straighten hair. While this can produce the desired soft and loose locks, in the long run, these treatments are harsh and highly damaging to hair. You also end up in a vicious cycle since you’ll find the need to get more frequent treatments to maintain your look, but each treatment only further breaks down the sulfur bonds in your hair. Pretty soon you’re left with dried out, brittle hair- or worse, no hair!

Instead, take these tips into consideration on how to grow black hair:
  1. First of all, if you’re using chemical treatments to relax tightly curled black hair, STOP. Do you really want to keep rubbing stuff containing lye, ammonia or other harsh chemicals into you head? Stop immediately and give your hair time to recover- that’s at least 2-4 weeks. In the meantime, treat hair with a gentle touch. Trim off the dead, split ends or shave all your hair off and start anew. You asked how to grow black hair? Well, part of the answer is to stimulate the regrowth of new, natural hair.

  2. Conditioners are your friends! They are the key factor in how to grow black hair. You will need a rich conditioner to combat the natural dryness of black hair. Normal hair has about 10-15% moisture but black hair tends to have less than that. Thus, you should try to use hair products with natural oils (good ones to look for are olive or jojoba oil), fatty acids or shea butter, to combat the dryness. Avoid hair conditioners with petroleum or mineral oil; they’ll give you too much of a “shellacked” look and worse, it will be a disgusting cloggy mess to clean off

  3. Massage your scalp with the pads of your fingers. There’s no proven fact this leads to hair growth but it does stimulate circulation which will bring a rich supply of blood and oxygen to the head, which in turn is good for cells. Massage is also relaxing and we all know stress can affect hair loss!

  4. Treating hair as gently as possible is a point to address when talking about how to grow black hair. Mechanical damage caused by aggressive brushing and combing will only pull out or break brittle black hair. Use a wide tooth comb to avoid pulling too much hair. Avoid over-brushing your hair as you will strip off the protective and moisturizing oils.

  5. If you don’t have to, avoid washing your hair daily. You don’t necessarily have to skip out on daily ablutions, just don’t wash your hair if it doesn’t feel dirty. Those oils produced by the scalp will help keep your hair moisturized.

  6. You are what you eat, so consider the effect certain foods may have as you explore how to grow black hair. Drink lots of water and get enough proteins and healthy fats into your diet. Consider taking a multivitamin to supplement your diet.

    How To Grow Black Hair

    When asked how to grow black hair, unfortunately, not everyone can agree upon the best answer. Many African-Americans go through heat treatments or use chemical treatments to relax and straighten hair. While this can produce the desired soft and loose locks, in the long run, these treatments are harsh and highly damaging to hair. You also end up in a vicious cycle since you’ll find the need to get more frequent treatments to maintain your look, but each treatment only further breaks down the sulfur bonds in your hair. Pretty soon you’re left with dried out, brittle hair- or worse, no hair!

    Instead, take these tips into consideration on how to grow black hair:
    1. First of all, if you’re using chemical treatments to relax tightly curled black hair, STOP. Do you really want to keep rubbing stuff containing lye, ammonia or other harsh chemicals into you head? Stop immediately and give your hair time to recover- that’s at least 2-4 weeks. In the meantime, treat hair with a gentle touch. Trim off the dead, split ends or shave all your hair off and start anew. You asked how to grow black hair? Well, part of the answer is to stimulate the regrowth of new, natural hair.

    2. Conditioners are your friends! They are the key factor in how to grow black hair. You will need a rich conditioner to combat the natural dryness of black hair. Normal hair has about 10-15% moisture but black hair tends to have less than that. Thus, you should try to use hair products with natural oils (good ones to look for are olive or jojoba oil), fatty acids or shea butter, to combat the dryness. Avoid hair conditioners with petroleum or mineral oil; they’ll give you too much of a “shellacked” look and worse, it will be a disgusting cloggy mess to clean off

    3. Massage your scalp with the pads of your fingers. There’s no proven fact this leads to hair growth but it does stimulate circulation which will bring a rich supply of blood and oxygen to the head, which in turn is good for cells. Massage is also relaxing and we all know stress can affect hair loss!

    4. Treating hair as gently as possible is a point to address when talking about how to grow black hair. Mechanical damage caused by aggressive brushing and combing will only pull out or break brittle black hair. Use a wide tooth comb to avoid pulling too much hair. Avoid over-brushing your hair as you will strip off the protective and moisturizing oils.

    5. If you don’t have to, avoid washing your hair daily. You don’t necessarily have to skip out on daily ablutions, just don’t wash your hair if it doesn’t feel dirty. Those oils produced by the scalp will help keep your hair moisturized.

    6. You are what you eat, so consider the effect certain foods may have as you explore how to grow black hair. Drink lots of water and get enough proteins and healthy fats into your diet. Consider taking a multivitamin to supplement your diet.

      Messy Boys Shag Side Bangs

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      and streaks of color add depth and give a contemporary, casual
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      Lentils, wow!


      Our dinner tonight was surprisingly delicious. I say 'surprisingly' because I cooked it and I have to admit, up until now I haven't been known as the greatest cook. I found this dahl recipe on thimble and it ended up being easy and delicious (my favourite combination). I added some fresh baby spinach underneath mine to give it some colour and ate it along with some naan bread. Yum.

      Lentils are superfoods, let me tell ya. One serving (1/2 c. cooked) yields a magnificent 8 grams of fibre and 9 grams of protein with only 115 calories and zero fat. One serving also provides one fifth of your recommended daily intake of iron. They're very filling (thanks to all that fibre) and relatively pain free to cook. And they're cheap!


      Recipe for Red Lentil Dahl (from here)
      • 1 cup orange lentils
      • 2 cups water
      • 1 large onion
      • 1 tsp curry powder
      • 1 tsp garam marsala (I didn't have this, I think it would have worked fine without it. Instead I used a 1/2 tsp of some tandoori paste we had on hand)
      • 1/2 tsp cayenne
      • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
      • 1 tsp salt
      • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
      • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
      • 1 cup yogurt (I only used 3/4 of a cup because that's all I had)
      Simmer lentils in a covered pot in the water until well cooked. In a separate frying pan or wok, saute onion in oil until translucent. Add spices and coconut and cook for a few minutes more. Lower the temperature to minimum, and add cooked lentils and yogurt. Stir until well mixed and heated through (5-10 minutes).

      I also spent the day making even more macarons. This time I made chocolate macaron with chocolate ganache filling. I found the recipe here and it was a breeze to make. I'm a little dissatisfied with the little tips on top of my macarons, but the batter was a bit thicker than usual today. They still taste great!

      These are definitely decadent. Unlike lentils, they are not super for anyone watching their caloric intake.

      Here's the recipe for the filling:
      • 1/2 cup whipping cream
      • 5 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (I used about a cup of semi-sweet mini chocolate chips)
      • 1/2 cup (4oz) unsalted butter, diced
      Bring the cream just to a boil in a medium saucepan (or in the microwave). Remove the pan from the heat. Add the chocolate and butter and whisk until smooth. Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate covered, for at least 30 minutes, or until the filling is firm enough to hold its shape when spread.


      Tomorrow I'm off to my parents on Vancouver Island, after a shopping trip with my good friend to Superstore to pick up some (hopefully) new jeans. I'm hoping to buy some nuts and use my mom's food processor to make my own almond meal (to save some money during my macaron making endeavours).

      Hair Wax - How to Apply It

      Are you one of the fortunate few whose hair stays exactly as you want it to? Do you never have a hair out of place? If so, you have no need for hair wax. On the other hand, if you are like the vast majority of men around the world, you aren’t so lucky. Hair wax may be just the thing to tame that flyaway cowlick, or hold that wave in place. You can use it to move your hair forward, backward, to the side, or to spike it. If applied correctly, you can even create the appearance of a fuller head of hair.

      The great thing about hair wax is that you have almost limitless styling uses. Although most waxes don’t leave you hair stiff like gel does, there are some that leave your hair stiffer than others. Hair wax also adds a different luster from most any other kind of hair product on the market.

      Hair wax is a great way to style your hair without making it overly stiff the way most gels do. Why don’t you want your spiked hair too stiff? There is nothing worse than spending the evening getting your date into a romantic mood, then poking her in the eye with the points of the gel-enhanced mini samurai swords atop your head when you try to cuddle.

      Although hair wax can add a lusty sheen, most guys don’t want the Severus Snape slicked-back look. If you glob excessive hair wax on, that is exactly what you will get. Hair wax usually looks best when you use barely enough to keep your hair positioned just the way you want it. Put a little wax on the tips of your fingers, or on an applicator stick, and run it through your hair to shape bangs, spikes, waves and curls. In the case of hair wax, less is usually more. Unless you are planning to head outdoors during a category 5 hurricane, you only need a dab here and there, or lightly and evenly spread throughout your hair.

      When applying hair wax, run the wax through your hair uniformly so you don’t end up with clumps. Blobs of wax positioned haphazardly about the head are neither attractive nor enticing. If anything, either your date will be repulsed by what she sees, or laugh with her girlfriends about it the next day. One thing she will be sure not to do is to run her fingers through your hair—that is, of course, unless she has a wet wipe handy.

      There are different types of hair wax. Some are dry for a matte-type look. You can find wax creams, volumizing gel-waxes, waxes for fine hair, waxes for thick hair, waxes for stiff hair, and more. There are even spray waxes available. If you are looking for the best way to keep your hair looking good, check out the various hair wax options that are available, and choose the one just right for you and your styling needs.

      Hair Wax - How to Apply It

      Are you one of the fortunate few whose hair stays exactly as you want it to? Do you never have a hair out of place? If so, you have no need for hair wax. On the other hand, if you are like the vast majority of men around the world, you aren’t so lucky. Hair wax may be just the thing to tame that flyaway cowlick, or hold that wave in place. You can use it to move your hair forward, backward, to the side, or to spike it. If applied correctly, you can even create the appearance of a fuller head of hair.

      The great thing about hair wax is that you have almost limitless styling uses. Although most waxes don’t leave you hair stiff like gel does, there are some that leave your hair stiffer than others. Hair wax also adds a different luster from most any other kind of hair product on the market.

      Hair wax is a great way to style your hair without making it overly stiff the way most gels do. Why don’t you want your spiked hair too stiff? There is nothing worse than spending the evening getting your date into a romantic mood, then poking her in the eye with the points of the gel-enhanced mini samurai swords atop your head when you try to cuddle.

      Although hair wax can add a lusty sheen, most guys don’t want the Severus Snape slicked-back look. If you glob excessive hair wax on, that is exactly what you will get. Hair wax usually looks best when you use barely enough to keep your hair positioned just the way you want it. Put a little wax on the tips of your fingers, or on an applicator stick, and run it through your hair to shape bangs, spikes, waves and curls. In the case of hair wax, less is usually more. Unless you are planning to head outdoors during a category 5 hurricane, you only need a dab here and there, or lightly and evenly spread throughout your hair.

      When applying hair wax, run the wax through your hair uniformly so you don’t end up with clumps. Blobs of wax positioned haphazardly about the head are neither attractive nor enticing. If anything, either your date will be repulsed by what she sees, or laugh with her girlfriends about it the next day. One thing she will be sure not to do is to run her fingers through your hair—that is, of course, unless she has a wet wipe handy.

      There are different types of hair wax. Some are dry for a matte-type look. You can find wax creams, volumizing gel-waxes, waxes for fine hair, waxes for thick hair, waxes for stiff hair, and more. There are even spray waxes available. If you are looking for the best way to keep your hair looking good, check out the various hair wax options that are available, and choose the one just right for you and your styling needs.

      I need smaller clothes.

      Losing 30lbs. Definitely satisfying. Not being able to buy smaller clothes, but feeling frumpy in my now-too-big clothes. Definitely unsatisfying! I am hesitant to go shopping not just because of my current financial situation but also because another 30lbs from now I'll need another round of smaller clothes. However, with 60lbs to go it feels unlikely that I won't buy anything new for the next 8 months. I can't wear my size 18 jeans forever.

      Joe Fresh Style Fall '09

      I guess this calls for one of my favourite things: compromise! And what better way to compromise than to shop at Superstore for clothes. Doesn't sound too glamorous, I know. But Superstore has the most amazing line of inexpensive clothing and I'm looking forward to my trip there on Saturday. My ideal wardrobe for when I am at my goal weight would consist of 8 to 10 carefully selected high-quality pieces. I am definitely into the idea of owning less and having the things I own be high-quality. This ideal will have to wait however, as the clothes I will be buying over the next 8 months will not be investment pieces.

      Joe Fresh Style Fall '09

      I also thought I would post another recipe. Tonight we had steak (mmm!) and couscous salad. I love couscous salad because it is easy to make, low in calories and high in protein.

      Couscous Salad


      • Couscous, follow the instructions on the package and make as many servings as you need.
      • Tomato
      • Zucchini
      • Red Onion
      • Light Feta Cheese (1/4 c. per serving)
      • Fat Free Kraft Italian Dressing
      So you'll cook the couscous (which is insanely easy) in advance and let it cool in the refrigerator, chop the zucchini, tomato and red onion (if you want to lessen the bite of onion, soak them in cold water for a bit prior to making the salad). Once you have everything ready, combine all the ingredients. You can add the dressing to taste, it's only 5 calories per tablespoon, so you can go nuts with it -- if you feel so inclined.

      I also made chocolate chip cookie sandwiches today with the leftover buttercream I had from my Tuesday macarons. I ate too much cookie dough (I anticipated this), but felt okay about it because of my hour of cardio at the gym. The remaining cookies will go to work with B tomorrow. Let them get fat.

      Weigh-In Wednesday

      Well well well. It was a surprising week. In the past 12 weeks my losses have been between 0.5-2.5lbs never more, never less. This week I thought for sure it'd be on the lesser end because I didn't work-out for three days and ate pretty much whatever I felt as I was on a trip to the Okanagan. But surprise! I clearly have boosted my metabolism from working out so much and I lost 4lbs! What makes this news evening more exciting is that I now weigh 199.4lbs, under 200. Woohoo and such!

      For the past couple weeks I've been experimenting with the amount I work-out and the amount I eat. Technically weight-watchers suggests I should be eating 26 points (about 1300 cal) per day. Weight-watchers also offers activity points which are calculated on the amount you exercise as well as "flex points" which act as about 30 extra points (or 1500 cal) to be used however and whenever during the week. I haven't included either activity or flex points into my calorie-consumption because I felt like it was redundant to burn off the calories just to eat them right back.

      However because I find myself working out at a high intensity about 6 to 7 hours a week that I can eat significantly more and still lose weight. For the past two weeks I've consumed between 30 and 50 points (1500 - 2500 cal) per day, exercising for an hour each day. I find this works best for me as I really do like to eat and I do like to exercise! Keep in mind that I do write down everything that I eat along with the amount of calories so I can keep myself in check and still have a good understanding of what I consume. Also the food that I eat is still reasonably healthy. I try to load any meal up with vegetables. I start almost everyday with a spinach smoothie (1 banana, half cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup spinach and ice). I find this smoothie starts me off "healthy" for the day, as I am less-inclined to indulge on foods high in sugar and carbohydrates as the day progresses.

      I also thought I'd share one of my favourite dinners with you.


      Shrimp Caesar Salad (with homemade dressing and croutons)

      We use this recipe for low-fat caesar dressing from here:
      • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise

      • 1/4 cup water

      • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

      • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste (you can buy this at the grocery store, its pretty cheap)

      • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
      • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

      • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard (we use just a bit of whatever regular mustard we have)
      • 2 garlic cloves, minced

      (B usually does 1/8 c. regular mayo and 1/8 c. fat-free as a compromise)

      I then chop up some romaine lettuce (a lot of it) and some green onions. We buy pre-cooked frozen salad shrimp which are easy to defrost (just run under cold water in a strainer). We make croutons in a frying pan with 1 tbsp. olive oil and seasoning salt with whatever bread we have on hand (last night we used foccacia, yum!). Mix it altogether and toss on some asiago cheese and you've got a well-rounded, satisfying dinner in 10 minutes max.


      Long Shag Haircuts

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      Wu Zun Hairstyles

      Wu Zun Hairstyles
      Wu Zun hairstyles

      Wu Zun or Wu Chun is a Brunei-born model, actor, singer and gym instructor. This hottest rising star in Taiwan is the only non-Taiwanese born member in the band Fahrenheit. It was his performance in the Taiwanese idol dramas Hanazakarino Kimitachihe, Hot Shot, Romantic Princess and Tokyo Juliet that made him popular in the circuit. One more merit that adds to his list of credential is, he is a good basketball player too and has played for Brunei's national team.

      Born on October 10, 1979, Wu Zun is a gym instructor and applied his business administration degree to manage his family-owned gym club in Brunei. A model and fitness instructor by profession, it was while he was traveling to Taiwan that he was discovered. He shot to fame as a chief character in the Taiwanese drama Tokyo. With his tremendous performance in Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu, one of the top rating dramas he soar to popularity Asia-wide. This Libran joined the Taiwanese boy band Fahrenheit. His looks gained notice. With the mounting popularity of Fahrenheit Wu Zun became the hottest rising star in Taiwan. This man is truly multi talented – not only is he an actor and model but he is also awarded as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Brunei by the regional Think-Thank Organization, Enterprise Asia in August 2008 for his endeavor and achievement.

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      Wu Zun layered hair
      Wu Zun shoulder length layered hairdo

      It is quite obvious that this multi faceted personality would experiment with this hairstyle too. Wu Zun’s short choppy hairdo perfectly complements his face. He has charmed his fans with his shoulder length layered hairdo several times, while at other times he is often seen sporting an emo hairstyle. He also experimented with his hair color ranging from black to brown and burgundy.

      No wonder, this charming hunk is one of the most popular rising stars in Taiwan. With sheer talent and charming looks, it would not be a hyperbole to say that Wu Zun is the next big thing not only in Asian film industry but also in world cinema!

      Wu Zun Hairstyles

      Wu Zun Hairstyles
      Wu Zun hairstyles

      Wu Zun or Wu Chun is a Brunei-born model, actor, singer and gym instructor. This hottest rising star in Taiwan is the only non-Taiwanese born member in the band Fahrenheit. It was his performance in the Taiwanese idol dramas Hanazakarino Kimitachihe, Hot Shot, Romantic Princess and Tokyo Juliet that made him popular in the circuit. One more merit that adds to his list of credential is, he is a good basketball player too and has played for Brunei's national team.

      Born on October 10, 1979, Wu Zun is a gym instructor and applied his business administration degree to manage his family-owned gym club in Brunei. A model and fitness instructor by profession, it was while he was traveling to Taiwan that he was discovered. He shot to fame as a chief character in the Taiwanese drama Tokyo. With his tremendous performance in Hua Yang Shao Nian Shao Nu, one of the top rating dramas he soar to popularity Asia-wide. This Libran joined the Taiwanese boy band Fahrenheit. His looks gained notice. With the mounting popularity of Fahrenheit Wu Zun became the hottest rising star in Taiwan. This man is truly multi talented – not only is he an actor and model but he is also awarded as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Brunei by the regional Think-Thank Organization, Enterprise Asia in August 2008 for his endeavor and achievement.

      Wu Zun Short Choppy Hair
      Wu Zun short choppy hair

      Wu Zun layered hair
      Wu Zun shoulder length layered hairdo

      It is quite obvious that this multi faceted personality would experiment with this hairstyle too. Wu Zun’s short choppy hairdo perfectly complements his face. He has charmed his fans with his shoulder length layered hairdo several times, while at other times he is often seen sporting an emo hairstyle. He also experimented with his hair color ranging from black to brown and burgundy.

      No wonder, this charming hunk is one of the most popular rising stars in Taiwan. With sheer talent and charming looks, it would not be a hyperbole to say that Wu Zun is the next big thing not only in Asian film industry but also in world cinema!

      I am going to write a book.


      Chocolate macarons with mint butter cream and vanilla macarons with strawberry butter cream.

      I think I will write a book called "How to build self-confidence through baking french pastries". Anyone think they'd read it?

      I'll give you all a glimpse into my post-graduate life. I usually wake up (very briefly) as B leaves for work bright and early at 8:30am. Now if I'm feeling particularly motivated I'll get up when he leaves and get on with my day. In reality I usually pull myself out of bed around 10:00. Because I'm unemployed and I don't want to fall into a slump of eternal laziness I try and set at least one goal to accomplish each day. This goal is in addition to my one-hour work-out goal, keep-the-apartment-tidy goal and search-for-and-apply-for-as-many-jobs-you-can-find goal. Its usually something creative (like sewing bags for stores or making my necklaces). For the past three days I have tried my hand at making macarons (see: yesterdays post). The improvements I've made each day have really lent themselves to boosting my can-do power! That is, I can-do, anything I want-to. Teach that to motto to your kids. The macarons today were fantastic! And I feel great about it - thus the prompt to right book (see: above)

      In other news I have postponed my second Grouse Grind hike for a couple of weeks. Last Wednesday I did the Grind (2.9km hike up Grouse Mountain) for the first time. Although it was hard, like people warned, my sister and I managed to do it in a fairly respectable time of 1.5 hours. Its something I'd like to do at least once a month, improving my time as I go. My usual day-to-day work out usually consists of 60 minutes HARD on the elliptical trainer and then some less-intense half hour physical activity. I find this method works for me as I am able to eat more (see: macarons) throughout the day. Yet, I get bored of it and doing activities like the Grouse Grind (and hopefully Booty Camp in September) keep me interested in working out.

      My 12 week weigh-in is tomorrow, so I'll be sure to post about that!

      The Macaron Saga Begins


      So for anyone who frequents the design side of the blog world, you might have noticed a trend in posting about beautiful and delicious french macarons. There are bakeries all over the world (particularly in Paris) who offer these delicate morsels to local inhabitants (see: Paulettes in Beverly Hills), but Vancouver seems to be lacking. Thus in the luxury of all my free time I decided to make them myself. Let me tell you, what seemed like a fairly easy baking venture has turned into quite the baking 'AD'venture.

      In preparation I used what meager funds I had to acquire an electric hand mixer, a sieve, a rubber spatula and a piping bag (of very poor quality I might add). I would like to thank my local Wonderbucks for providing the latter three at such reasonable prices, and also the men at the local hardware store for being so patient as I decided which mixer to buy. I googled for recipes and found several helpful sources (see: A La Cuisine and Serious Eats).

      On Saturday, my sister (who is quite the baker see: The Cupcake Chair) was in Vancouver so we set out on our first attempt. The results were dismal. The first batch, which had the look of a macaron, were hollow instead of chewy on the inside. The second batch were runny and basically boiled in the oven. So into the garbage they went. Lucky garbage!


      On Sunday I made sure to follow the recipe exactly and did all my prep in the evening to prepare for Monday morning. The egg whites are supposed to sit at room-temperature over night to allow them to thicken and I sieved my icing sugar and almond meal.


      So this morning, I got up and gave it a go and found...success! They tasted good and looked right (if not a little oblong). They didn't look perfect though so I am going to make another batch tomorrow and then another batch and another until they're perfect and I rule the macaron world (the french will not be pleased). I sandwiched half the batch with orange buttercream and the other with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam. Yum! I used yellow food colouring to colour the cookie part, but it made them look a little too much like hamburgers for my liking.


      Let me note that this is definitely not a low calorie snack. It consists of a lot of sugar, almond meal and butter (And egg whites, thank the calorie gods). I definitely used up a large handful of calories today in making (and sampling) them. I promise to exercise better self control tomorrow.

      That being said, anyone in the Vancouver area who wants to eat what I create, raise a hand and leave a comment and I would be more than happy to pass it your way!

      Post Grad Hair Cut and Everything Else I Accomplished After Graduating

      Well hello.

      I've started this blog to help me (and maybe others) charter through the unfriendly waters of post-graduate life. Five years ago I embarked upon a process of education that I expected would bring me clarity both in my professional and personal life. Upon completing this process I can officially say: no clarity achieved. From losing health benefits, to having to find a "real" job and (worst of all) having to pay regular fare prices for public transit it sometimes feels like once I got my $20,000 piece of paper (enclosed in a 20 cent plastic duotang) I was thrown into the deep sans water wings before finishing my swimming lessons (phew, dig that metaphor).

      My blog name comes from this ritualistic pattern I noticed among friends and other ladies upon completing their undergrad. This pattern involved cutting off ones longish type hair style into some degree of a more mature shorter haircut. I think this ritual is symbolic of the beginning of identity creation in post-grad life. I was a student for five years. I lived like a student and identified as a student. Now that I'm no longer a student the identity-forming process begins all over again! Having graduated in May I resisted the ritual for as long as I could, but the urge took over. Now what used to be past-the-shoulder length hair is now above-the-shoulder length hair. And it feels good! Post-graduate choice number one = success!

      I intend this blog to document several things. It's main purpose is to act as a journal of my post-grad life including accomplishments both small and large, frustrations and mindless entertaining drivel. This will specifically include:

      Details on my quest to lose 90lbs. In June 2009 I started to change my lifestyle in attempts to lose weight. In three months I've lost 30lbs and will post more about what I learn along the way.

      Around the same time I started applying for "career" type jobs. Sad to say, I'm still sans employment.

      However this gives me a multitude of time to do all the creative things I wanted to do but couldn't due to lack of time while completing my degree. These creative things include, continuing to grow my bag-making business (www.sammade.com), jewelry-making, fancy pastry-baking, soap-making, garden-growing, clothes-constructing, party-planning, dinner-cooking, house-cleaning, etc.

      So here goes!


      My Post Grad Hair Cut

      How to Cut Men's Curly Hair

      Men’s curly hair is often considered to be the most difficult to cut. Men’s hair cuts must be cut to shape the natural curl formation. Curly hair must be cut so that the wave pattern conforms to the desired style. Men’s curly hair cuts should make the hair look cared for and controlled. If the look is a relaxed, casual style the curls will be cut to look shaped and uniform yet curly and casual. If the look is smooth and flat then the curls should be cut to lie smooth and flat. Here are some tips on cutting men’s curling hair styles.

      The Curl

      Do not let the curl control the style. The curl will need to be shaped so that it conforms to the desired style. Each curl has a bend and the curls must each be cut on the curve of the same bend. The bend is the place to cut the curl so that it falls in the desired direction. If you cut the curl before the bend the hair will stick out awkwardly and will have a straight off look. If the curl is cut correctly it will fall into a wave pattern with the other curls on the head.

      Wave Patterns

      There may be different curl patterns on the same head of hair. The crown area may be overly curly while the sides and the back have a very relaxed, almost straight curl pattern. The same head of hair may have different sections of weak and tight curls. If the hair is not cut correctly it may look like different dimensions of curls going in various directions without any conformity. The curl patterns will need to be cut to create the look of one wave pattern. Cut and shape the curls formations to blend with one another. You will need to shape the straighter curl formation in a way that it lays correctly and partners with the curly hair next to it.

      Curl Formations

      Here are some tips to blending a weaker curl formation or pattern with a tight curl formation or pattern.

      As you section the hair observe the curl formation and create the cut in your mind. Start with the crown and shape the curls, cutting them on the bend. Take the curl formation on the crown and blend it into the sides of the head. Create a merging of the top curl formation and the side curl formation. Comb the hair to see if the cut curls are automatically blending. Mess the hair with your hand and watch to see if the curl formations blend together creating the look of one curl pattern. If they do not blend then take the time to reshape the areas that are not blending with each other. Next blend the sides and the crown into the back of the head.

      Be sure to keep the curl pattern blending into the curls in the back. Be especially careful when your blend the crown area at the back of the top of the head with the curls in the back. Leave a little more length. Then comb and watch the pattern of the curls. If the curls fall evenly and smoothly then continue to the rest of the hair. If they do not fall smoothly then take a bit more hair off. Allow the curl formation to shape your finger as you cut. If you notice that you are not thrilled with how one section of the curl formations flow then shape a little more in that area.

      Edges and Hairline

      When doing the edges around the ear and the hair line determine how short you want to go. If you want curls to overlap the ears then also leave a little curl waving at the hairline also. If you want a short look then shape around the ear and along the edge of the hairline. Taper the curl formation around the ear and the hairline so that it lays smooth.

      Electric Clippers

      If you want a straight look around the edges and back you can also use electric clippers.

      When using electric clippers on curly hair be sure to give yourself about two inches between the longer curls and the clipper cut. This will give the space needed to blend the clipper cut with the curls. You can use either the scissors to blend the curls with the clipper cut or use the clipper over an angled comb to blend the clipper cut hair with the curls.

      The secret to cutting curly hair is to cut the hair within the curl formation and comb and mess the hair to see if the curls are blending properly. Cutting curly hair takes experience. The more curly men’s hair cuts you do the better you will get. Enjoy the fun of the challenge.

      How to Cut Men's Curly Hair

      Men’s curly hair is often considered to be the most difficult to cut. Men’s hair cuts must be cut to shape the natural curl formation. Curly hair must be cut so that the wave pattern conforms to the desired style. Men’s curly hair cuts should make the hair look cared for and controlled. If the look is a relaxed, casual style the curls will be cut to look shaped and uniform yet curly and casual. If the look is smooth and flat then the curls should be cut to lie smooth and flat. Here are some tips on cutting men’s curling hair styles.

      The Curl

      Do not let the curl control the style. The curl will need to be shaped so that it conforms to the desired style. Each curl has a bend and the curls must each be cut on the curve of the same bend. The bend is the place to cut the curl so that it falls in the desired direction. If you cut the curl before the bend the hair will stick out awkwardly and will have a straight off look. If the curl is cut correctly it will fall into a wave pattern with the other curls on the head.

      Wave Patterns

      There may be different curl patterns on the same head of hair. The crown area may be overly curly while the sides and the back have a very relaxed, almost straight curl pattern. The same head of hair may have different sections of weak and tight curls. If the hair is not cut correctly it may look like different dimensions of curls going in various directions without any conformity. The curl patterns will need to be cut to create the look of one wave pattern. Cut and shape the curls formations to blend with one another. You will need to shape the straighter curl formation in a way that it lays correctly and partners with the curly hair next to it.

      Curl Formations

      Here are some tips to blending a weaker curl formation or pattern with a tight curl formation or pattern.

      As you section the hair observe the curl formation and create the cut in your mind. Start with the crown and shape the curls, cutting them on the bend. Take the curl formation on the crown and blend it into the sides of the head. Create a merging of the top curl formation and the side curl formation. Comb the hair to see if the cut curls are automatically blending. Mess the hair with your hand and watch to see if the curl formations blend together creating the look of one curl pattern. If they do not blend then take the time to reshape the areas that are not blending with each other. Next blend the sides and the crown into the back of the head.

      Be sure to keep the curl pattern blending into the curls in the back. Be especially careful when your blend the crown area at the back of the top of the head with the curls in the back. Leave a little more length. Then comb and watch the pattern of the curls. If the curls fall evenly and smoothly then continue to the rest of the hair. If they do not fall smoothly then take a bit more hair off. Allow the curl formation to shape your finger as you cut. If you notice that you are not thrilled with how one section of the curl formations flow then shape a little more in that area.

      Edges and Hairline

      When doing the edges around the ear and the hair line determine how short you want to go. If you want curls to overlap the ears then also leave a little curl waving at the hairline also. If you want a short look then shape around the ear and along the edge of the hairline. Taper the curl formation around the ear and the hairline so that it lays smooth.

      Electric Clippers

      If you want a straight look around the edges and back you can also use electric clippers.

      When using electric clippers on curly hair be sure to give yourself about two inches between the longer curls and the clipper cut. This will give the space needed to blend the clipper cut with the curls. You can use either the scissors to blend the curls with the clipper cut or use the clipper over an angled comb to blend the clipper cut hair with the curls.

      The secret to cutting curly hair is to cut the hair within the curl formation and comb and mess the hair to see if the curls are blending properly. Cutting curly hair takes experience. The more curly men’s hair cuts you do the better you will get. Enjoy the fun of the challenge.

      Matthew Lanter Hairstyle

      Matt Lanter hairstyle
      Matthew Lanter hairstyle

      The 26 year old lad Matthew Mackendree Lanter, known to his fans as Matt Lanter is an American actor as well as a model. After his performance as a batboy for the Atlanta Braves and competing on the short-term reality series Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model in 2004, this athletically built, blue-eyed hunk did not have to struggle much to pursue his dream. Following a handful of TV guest appearances, Matt Lanter bagged a meaty role in Commander in Chief in 2005.

      Born on April 1, 1983 in Massillon, Stark County, Ohio Matt became interested in films and television industry while he was in his high school. He soon moved to Los Angeles to follow his dreams and managed to bag a role on Fox's "Point Pleasant" (2005) and appeared on ABC's "8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter" (2002) and HBO's "Big Love" (2006). Matt Lanter shot to limelight with his performance in the short- political drama Commander in Chief. He has also lent his voice for Anakin Skywalker in the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Apart from television and movies, he has also appeared in a couple of national commercials. Matt takes pleasure in being outdoors, relaxing at the beach and playing golf. Just like his career Matt’s haircut is also quite versatile.

      Matt Lanter textured bangs
      Matt Lanter textured bangs

      Matt Lanter layered crop hairdo
      Matt Lanter layered crop hairdo

      Matt Lanter flaunts a layered crop hairdo with textured full bangs that scattered upon his forehead. Other sections of his hair including his sides are swept toward his face. Usually, he prefers to keep his hair to rest almost midway over his ears. This is an adorable short layered crop with the longer back and shorter sides. His flexible hair can be parted and smoothed using finger for soft movement and texture.

      Matt Lanter is the next new big thing to arrive in Hollywood. With his acting skills or with his killer looks, Matt Lanter is creating quite a rage in Hollywood.

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