Winter provides the perfect excuse to throw on jeans and a sweater every day from December through to March. That said, some days call for more than just denim. We constantly need the inspiration of the street style crowd to pull ourselves out of style ruts.
It’s time to brush up on winter’s biggest trends by looking at what your favorite street style stars are wearing. We’ve narrowed down the street style trends to six digestible looks below. Give them a try, and say adios to the jean/sweater outfit (at least for six out of the seven days of the week).
Furry, Fuzzy Outerwear
Parkas and puffers are great for winter, but when you really want to feel like a million bucks, nothing beats a plush faux fur coat. And you’re never too late to hop on this trend. This season’s offerings are better than ever, with brands debuting furry coats in vibrant colors like pink and cobalt. If colorful fur isn’t your cup of tea, you can easily find a brown or black outerwear alternative. The coats are so cozy, you may even find yourself draped in one while you wait for the heat to be turned on.
Fibie Faux Fur Coat
Manon Faux-Fur Coat
Long Faux Fur Coat
It feels like all of our favorite brands are offering a fleece-something for the wintery season. Options include mixed prints and color-block designs in pullover styles or the more classic zip-ups we’ve all come to know and love. Fleece is comfortable, soft, warm—basically everything your body craves when the temperature drops. Give your denim and leather jackets a break for a cozier fleece pick, below.
Womp Patchwork Fleece Jacket
Kylan Sherpa Pullover Jacket
Can’t decide what color you want the garment to come in? The two-tone look solves that problem. Instead of having to stick with one color, you have the option to wear a half-and-half look for winter 2019. Though the color-block design is most prevalent in dresses, you can find two-toned tops as well by many brands. This small mash up of hues won’t dramatically alter your look, but it will add a little intrigue—and earn you brownie points for style.
Colorblock Halter Tiered Midi Dress
The appeal of matching separates lies in the fact that you don’t have to overthink what to wear in the mornings—one decision and you’re ready to head out the door. It’s no surprise, then, that pantsuits have become a staple in a fashion girl’s closet, as evidenced by these street style shots. Whether you choose a check set or a plain colored pantsuit, you’ll feel like an instant boss woman in the ensemble
Halloween is just around the corner. No costume planned? It’s ok, because we have 5 simple do’s that are a costume by themselves. Check out these spooky looks you can create quickly using just your hair. The last thing you want to be is a basic witch…
This is not only the cutest hairstyle you’ve ever seen but it’s super easy to create too. Just start by taking two triangular sections at the back of your parting where you want your ears to sit. You need to backcomb each section to create some volume and then start folding them towards the back of your head to create the ear shape. Then secure the ends of your hair with a bobby pin and pull out sections as much as you need to to get the right shape. If you’re struggling you can twist the ends to make it easier too. Finish with lots of hairspray and some bobby pins at the base to hold everything in place.
Who wouldn’t want to look like the most beautiful mythical creature of all? To create this style pull a section of hair at the front of your head into a pony and start backcombing. Then place another
bobble at the point where you want your unicorn horn to end and begin wrapping your hair around the shape. If your hair is quite thin or short you can use your Milk +Blush two-cli
p wefts to add as much length and thickness as you need. This look requires lots of hairspray too and keep using bobby pins as you go along as these will secure the shape. If you’re struggling try using a velcro roller to wrap your hair around instead. This will make it easier to create the base shape and you’ll have something for your hair to stick to. Finish with lots of hairspray and some colour or glitter if you’re feeling brave.
A halloween classic! Just start by parting your hair in the centre and creating two ponytails either side of your part where you want the horns to be. Just like in the last look if you need some extra length or volume add some wefts and start twisting the hair to create the look. For bigger horns you can use the velcro roller trick too but we love these cute little ones and they’re just as effective. Try teasing the horns towards your parting too for an extra devilish finish.
If you literally have 5 minutes to get ready then this is going to be your go to. Simply part your hair unevenly and create two sections either side. Pull these sections into a bobble and loop them to create the ear shape. We recommend using clear elastic bobbles as they’ll be undetectable and small enough to create the cute floppy finish. If you have time you can curl the rest of your hair but naturally messy curls are just as authentic! Done.
This looks super complicated but you can adapt it really easily and it’s way easier than you’d think. For the front of your hair you can braid it as in this picture or use bobbles to create sections of volume instead. The front of your hair doesn’t have to be super complicated as the tail is the main feature so be as creative or otherwise as you feel like. To make the scorpion tail start a braid at the nape of your neck and incorporate a pipe cleaner in a colour similar to your hair in the middle of it. If you need to add length clip your hair extensions in upside down before starting the braid and make sure to keep the hair super smooth so you conceal all the wefts. If you’re not great at dutch braids you can start with a ponytail instead and work from there. Just make sure to start it at the point where you want your tail to lift. When curling the braid make sure to create a big loop and leave some of your hair out at the end for an authentic and super scary tail.
Still not sure what to do with your do? Stop by TSPA and we’ll come up with the perfect Halloween look for your hair and makeup!
It’s that time of year again – the time that’s usually welcomed by parents and cringed at by kids: back-to-school. In order to help parents get one step ahead, we put together a rundown on some popular blog posts covering a range of topics from helping children succeed with technology to what parents can do if their child is being bullied online.
For some teens and tweens, this school year may be when they get their first laptop, mobile phone, or tablet. For others already connected online, they may be getting into one or two of the recently popular online messaging apps such as Kik or WhatsApp. Whatever your child’s digital development stage, it’s never a bad idea for parents to brush up on what their children are interacting with on a daily basis.
How to Help Your Child Succeed With Technology By Mitch Champagne There are many ways parents can help set their children up for success with technology. Exposing them to multiple platforms and modeling responsible use are just two examples. Read what elementary school teacher and part-time faculty member at Trent University, Mitch Champagne, has to say.
Digital Parenting Questions that Fifth Graders Want to Ask Their Parents By Marti Weston When given the chance, kids can offer some incredible insights into the digital habits of families. In fact, many of their observations and questions are about how their parents can become better digital citizens. Check out 10 of the best questions that Washington, DC school teacher, Marti Weston, has encountered, and how you may be able to talk about these issues with your children.
Digital Citizenship: A Modern Parent’s Guide to Raising CyberEthical Kids By Fred Lane Parenting in the digital age seems daunting, right? With every new app, website, or device that your teen starts using, typically a slew of parental concerns follow. Privacy expert, Fred Lane, addresses some helpful key points on making sure your child is acting safer and more responsible online.
What to Do When Your Child Is Secretly Being Bullied Online By Tara Heath Researchers report that many cyberbullying victims don’t tell their parents what’s happening to them, which means adults are unable to intervene. Learn the signs of cyberbullying, and how parents can respond in a healthy, age appropriate manner.
Teens and Online Messaging Apps By Christian Brink If you’re the parent of a digitally connected teen or tween, then chances are you have heard about a few of the recently popular smartphone messaging apps. Check out this list on some of the top apps, their age ratings and requirements, and what parents should know.
Even if you’re not heading back to school this fall, autumn is a great time to reinvent yourself, and refresh your look for fall.
Chilly temperatures bring opportunities to add more layers of clothing to your look, meaning that while you might physically need to wear more clothing, you’ll also have a chance to switch up your aesthetic.
Sourced from fashion experts and celebrity stylists, here are 15 ways to freshen up your look this fall.
Figure out a fall shopping budget before anything else.
There’s no hard and fast rule for how much you should spend on clothing. But you should probably figure out your upper limits before you start shopping.
The experts say it’s a good rule of thumb to spend 5% of your total monthly earnings on your clothes. So just multiply your monthly income by .05, and that’s your monthly clothing budget.
Kondo your closet.
Sell or donate any clothes that don’t give you joy. This will make adding new items to your wardrobe so much easier.
Take stock of your remaining wardrobe.
Before you buy anything new, take a good look at everything you already own.
Making a spreadsheet of all your clothes can help you figure out where your sartorial strengths and weaknesses lie.
Make sure you can access the spreadsheet on your phone while you’re out shopping later on so that you don’t accidentally double up on an item you already own.
Replace your staples if they look out of date.
“I think everybody needs a good going-out dress that can go from day to night, a perfect pair of jeans, a sweater that you feel amazing in and a motorcycle jacket,” she said. “A going-out dress is great for either running out and wearing it with sneakers on the weekend or wearing it to a meeting or dinner.”
Add in a “perfect white tee,” Welch said, and you’re good to go. You might also want to add a few more pieces of outerwear or work clothes depending on your needs.
Make a mood board on Pinterest or by cutting and pasting from magazines to get a sense of your personal taste.
Now that you know what you’re in the market for, you need to figure out exactly what aesthetic you’re going for this fall.
Before you make any purchases, create either a virtual or real-life collage of influences. Pull from photos of fashion bloggers, models, advertisements, fashion editorials, or whatever else inspires you.
As you keep cutting, pasting, and pinning, you’ll probably see some themes emerge. Keep these looks in mind as you get ready to make purchases.
Determine which items are worth spending extra money on.
It’s usually a good rule of thumb to drop extra cash on basic items that you’ll wear again and again.
Neutral-colored sweaters, black or brown boots, denim, and work-friendly shoes will be worn over and over, so they’re worth dropping extra cash on.
Back to school means first impressions. Will you be ready? Which hairstyle should I choose to look my best? What are the newest and easiest back to school hairstyles 2019 for girls?
Every girl wants to have the best and easy back to school hairstyle
For back to school hairstyles 2019 designs trends for young girls between the ages of 13-19, you can check out the following images. Generally, the most favorite models of braided hairstyles are side, back, and top knot models. When choosing your hair type, it’s a good idea to choose designs that fit your face shape and can be done quickly in a matter of minutes.
You wake up in the morning and you need to be ready to go to the school in a quick way.
The most important thing for you is to choose a fast and cool hairstyle. Your hair type should be stylish and luminous at the same time.
That’s why we have created special “back to school hairstyles 2019” made up of very special long and braided hairstyles for you.
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There are many alternatives to sandals for summer footwear.
It happens every year, doesn’t it? You were just saying how you couldn’t bust out your big puffy jacket ONE MORE TIME and then you looked up, and it was June. “Summer’s just getting started” you thought, and then you looked up again, and it was July! Time isn’t working properly! A problem to address for another day, perhaps, but more immediately you need to address something that hits closer to home—the little something happening south of your kneecaps. There…you see them? Dry, flaky, and in need of some T.L.C., stat. What the heck are you going to do with your feet?
You could do nothing, of course—your feet, your decision. If you want to polish them up, we’ve got a solution for that. Even if you prefer to cover your toes, a good pedicure is important. And even if your feet are in tip-top shape, there will come a time this season where you’ll want to cover up anyway. Maybe it’s raining. Maybe you’re at an outdoor concert and you need to protect your feet from errant stomps. Or maybe you just don’t like sandals. Whatever the reason, here are some examples of summer footwear to cover your toes during the summer heat.
If You’re Into The Sporty Look
Combine two trends into one, with a pair of Tevas and tie dye socks. These platform Tevas feel a little more elevated (sorry) than the traditional Tevas we all know and love. Or swing for a pair of sneakers. Brother Vellies makes a breezy linen option for an even more casual bent on athleisure.
If Mules And Slingbacks Are More Your Style
Say you just want to cover up your toes, but you still want a cool breeze to hit the back of your ankles. Mules and slingbacks are just the answer. Or, if you’re more concerned about jazzing up the look (or concealing your cracked heels), throw on some socks in a vibrant color. That way, when people point to your feet, asking why the heck you’re wearing socks in July, you can confidently quip that it’s “fashion,” instead of “function.”
If You Don’t Know What Your Vibe Is
When in doubt, queue up a pair of huaraches. Part sandal, part slipper, they’re the best of both worlds in footwear. And you can carry them into fall—they’re essentially a three-season item. Not bad for a woven approach to shoes.
Fast growing and prolific, the beauty salon industry is focusing on developing talent to grow a loyal customer base willing to spend on expanded products and services.
The industry felt declines during the economic downturn, but still remained one of the strongest performing within personal care. The industry is now even one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. and Canada. Barriers to entry to the industry are minimal, creating intense competition for the consumer spending dollars available.
The main draw for beauty salons is the stylists they employ
As the beauty Salon Industry continues to grow, salon owners wan’t to hire the best trained stylists in order to help grow their customer base. The need for hairstylists continues to grow along with the market size. As shown in the graphs below, the industry is predicted to see much growth in coming years
This report shows the total market size for the Beauty Salons industry, comprised of total revenues of both public and private companies over the last six years (2013-2018), current year estimates, and outlook to 2024.
Interested in becoming a hairstylist? In just 13 months this could be you! We look forward to meeting you!
Pollution is a growing problem throughout the world. Air pollution not only causes devastation to the environment, it is also detrimental to our skin. In Asia, a region well-known for smog and dangerous air pollutants, anti-pollution skin care products have become an increasingly popular and established trend in the skin care market. With pollution becoming worse in Europe and the United States, these products are beginning to take hold in the west as well.
As these products grow in popularity, it is important for you to be aware of anti-pollution skin care products.
Danger of Air Pollution to our Skin Health
The harmful effects of pollution to our health is well documented. However, the effects pollution has on skin is just now being studied and understood. Air pollution includes chemicals known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) which are released into the air from burning coal, gasoline, trash, and tobacco products to name a few sources. These chemicals can cause depletion of moisture in the skin. Due to these facts, doctors believe it is a good possibility that continual exposure to air pollution could have negative health effects on skin.
Origins of Anti-Pollution Skin Care Products
The anti-pollution skin care trend had its beginnings in Asia, particularly China, a nation well-known for smog and excessive air pollution. China is the largest emitter of green house gasses in the world accounting for 27 percent of global emissions. The explosive growth of China’s economy has resulted in the construction of hundreds of new coal plants annually. This has resulted in highly increased emissions of harmful air pollutants.
As a result, Chinese women began noticing brown spots forming on their skin and overall declining skin health. Skin care cosmetic firms in Asia quickly researched solutions to protect women’s skin and anti-pollution cosmetic products were born.
From Asia to Europe to Canada
Anti-pollution has been a huge trend in Asia but, in the western world, it’s still relatively new. Air pollution isn’t just a problem on the Asian continent of course. Great Britain’s Capitol of London broke its air pollution level in just the fifth day of the year! This record level occurred three days faster than last year. The level of chemicals in Britain’s air has become so bad that London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a health crisis.
Great Britain is also known as a leader and trend-setter in the beauty and personal care market. This is why experts keep a close eye on the UK market for new emerging products. The numbers show that anti-pollution products have definitely taken hold with an estimated market value of over $3 million pounds. While this is not a relatively large figure compared to the overall market, it is growing quickly.
After securing a niche market in Great Britain, anti-pollution cosmetics are now crossing the Atlantic and making their way to Canada. New companies have already released an array of new products available to the public.
How Anti-Pollution Products Work
As skin care experts know well, the outer of layer of skin has lipids, which are fats that bind skin cells together. Air pollution can oxidize lipids, inflame the skin, and cause a break down of the outer skin. When the outer skin breaks down, it can be a danger to the rest of the body. Since skin is the main immune barrier for the rest of the body’s organs, when the skin starts breaking down, chemicals can get into the body easier.
The main anti-pollution products released in the United States have different strategies to protect the skin. Air pollution has damaged the earth’s ozone layer causing less protection from the sun’s harmful effects. To combat this, new products focus on protecting the skin from harmful UV rays from the sun by applying SPF based products combined with important antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. These vitamins help heal and seal the skin from hazardous chemicals.
In addition to protecting the skin from harmful UV rays, cleansers are also available to wash the skin from microscopic and harmful particles in the air that attach to the skin. While these particles are not immediately harmful, without the use of cleansers, the particles, as noted above, could cause inflammation and skin barrier break down. These cleansers wash off the harmful air pollutants but not the important key oils that protect the skin.
We are honored to have earned multiple awards at the annual SPEC conference in Florida earlier this week. Awards based on academy performance metrics as well as overall culture of the school and other subjective and objective factors are awarded at the annual “Academy Awards” event, which culminates the 3 day conference that also includes educational experiences for attendees. The competition is very stiff, with TSPA Winnipeg competing against larger markets like Dallas, Washington DC and Detroit to name a few. To win even 1 award is an amazing accomplishment, and we are beyond thrilled to bring home 2!
Thanks to the outstanding accomplishments of our students & staff, and the loyalty of our guests, we earned awards for Highest Guest Per Student, and Highest Gift Certificate sales. 1st place in Highest Guest Per Student is a testament to not only our amazingly talented students and the educators who train them, but also to our programs. We are beyond proud!
Grad is one of the most important days of your entire life- and certainly one to remember. Remember this glamorous night with plenty of smiles, laughter, and of course an elegant ‘do to enhance your bright smile. You’ll be sure to wow the crowd with one of these dazzling hairstyles for Grad!
French Side Braid with Voluminous Curls
Another excellent choice when it comes to sexy, alluring side-swept styles! This lovely lady starts off her look with a charming french braid, one of which pulls bangs back away from the face to let her eyes shine bright. Her voluminous waves require a large-barreled curling iron/wand to achieve that full, luxurious finish.
Chain Braid Chignon
Love the vintage look? Then consider this vintage-inspired homecoming hairstyle! We all know how popular chignons are when it comes to fancy occasions, but you can shake it up a bit by throwing in a quirky chain braid for added uniqueness and dimension. Don’t forget to leave a curled strand loose around the face for that renaissance-innocence we all know and love.
Rolled Half Updo with Curls
Make your half updo stand out from the crowd with a look like this one! A simple roll of the hair around the nape of the neck gives this look some delightful fullness, setting apart the straight top pieces from the luxuriously curled lower half.
Retro Pinned Back Ringlets
Ladies in the 1950s certainly new how to rock the Red Carpet, didn’t they? Well those retro hairstyle still ooze with elegance in 2019, and we’re in love with this charming style. It’s sophisticated, precise, and undeniably posh. For short haired girls, don’t be afraid to coil those tresses up into some polished ringlets. Douse it in hairspray and pin your bangs back to showcase your facial features.
Waterfall Braid with Loose Curls
The sweet, innocent beauty of this hairstyle is overwhelming; in a good way, of course. A waterfall braid presents a bit of mysterious beauty while accenting loose curls create a design that’s bouncing with elegance. Great choice for medium-length hair cuts.
Curly, Voluminous Low Bun
Buns are typically the go-to style when you’re short on time and need something quick and easy, but they can easily be amplified and enhanced to accompany you to the fanciest of occasions. Take this voluminous low bun for example- plenty of romantic, precise curls and loads of texturizing brings this low bun to a glamorous ending with tons of elegant body. Leave a few strands loose around the face to soften the style further.
Double Waterfall Braids with Loosely Curled Ends
Long locks are the perfect pallet for forming stunning, loose curls that capture utmost sensuality. But to make these loose curls stand out even further, try out some double waterfalls braid which provide not only depth, but an extra dose of femininity as well.
Fishtail Low Bun with Curls
Turn your fishtail braid from an everyday school day style to a stunning masterpiece with this lovely hairstyle. The fishtail wraps around from the top of the face to the back of the crown, leading to a texturized low bun that’s loaded with volume and bounce. A few subtle ringlets add to the femininity of this incredibly tantalizing prom hairstyle.
Double Braided Romantic Half Updo
The sweet romantic style of this hair is the ideal candidate for the woman who loves all things elegance. It has a bit of a bohemian feel, like a look a fairy princess may wear on her wedding night. Her half updo starts off with some loose, voluminous curls that are nothing short of sophisticated, while teasing at the crown adds some sexy height. A mix of braids- one large and one miniature sized- ensures there’s dimension to her style before pinning it back. There’s SO much to love about this striking style- we have to try HARD to quit talking about it.
Fancy Faux Hawk: Bun Updos
Faux Hawks don’t have to be reserved for punk rock concerts! Try this elegant twist on the edgy faux hawk to turn heads!
Voluminous Braided Faux Hawk
If your goal is to add fierce height to your sophisticated ‘do, consider this incredibly volumized faux hawk. The style is loaded with fullness and an undeniable amount of feminine body thanks to the tousled braid and ringlets.
Bohemian Waves Half Updo
With long, flowing hair like this, your best bet is to indulge in a bohemian-inspired number that is as graceful as a flower. Start off by adding some voluminous ringlets to your mane, finger-combing through them for a bit of messy texture. Then roll some strands back into a side swept half Updo, with a few dazzling charms added in to enhance the glamorous feel of this updo.
Curly Half Updo
Simplicity sometimes is key when it comes to sophistication, as clearly shown in this polished number. Her curls are left untouched to pronunicate the rings, while a lovely braid around the middle of the crown provides a feminine take on the typical half Updo.
Effortless, Luxurious Half Updo
Light waves, a fishtail accent among the half Updo, and a little teasing at the crown; the end result? An effortless style that’s oozing with luxury, class, AND sass.
Halo Braided Updo
Elegance and feminist is key on your big night, and this look is just the look to enhance that appeal. A halo braid instantly adds softness around the face, while a textured bun in the back adds some feminine body and bounce that pairs well with the accenting braids. Love it!
Side Swept Loose Braid
When most gals think of feminine hairstyles, they automatically turn to a dainty, graceful look that hangs off to one side. This feminine number pulls all the strands off to one side into a very full, loose braid, incomplete at the nape of the neck so stunning ringlets can dangle delicately below her shoulders. We are simply overwhelmed at just feminine this look is!
Floral, Wavy Half Updo
Waves and braids are undoubtedly two of the most daintiest hair techniques in the hair world, but it is quickly enhanced with an extra dose of girly attitude thanks to the addition of the floral headpiece at the crown. It’s simplicity at its best and its absolutely stunning.
Which style is your favorite?
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