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Five Retro Characters with Covetable Coiffures

Image via Flickr Natural & Curly: Esther Hoffman, “A Star Is Born” Barbra Streisand plays Esther Hoffman in the 1976 version of “A Star Is Born.” Her hair mimics her attitude — fierce and free but also soft and romantic. Babs is every curly-haired girl’s inspiration, and with the right products, you too can channel her high-spirited and fiery persona. The DevaCurl-certified stylists here at Pinup Salon are prepared to take care of the curliest of locks,...

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Blonde braided hair

Easy Back-to-School Hair

Back-to-school season is here, and you know what that means: You’re looking for new supplies, clothes, and even hairdos to start the year off right. Coming up with new hairstyles is usually the hardest part, because you need to find looks that are quick and easy to reproduce when you’re running late, and that won’t require much attention throughout the day. But don’t stress — we’ve got you covered with six ideas for easy back-to-school...

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Mellicia Marx with hair styled by Pinup Salon

Poplin Style Meets Pinup Salon

Poplin Style Direction: Seattle’s Personal Stylist Seattleites may tend to prioritize staying warm, dry, and comfortable over being fashionable, but some people have a harder time than others when it comes to personal style. That’s where Mellicia Marx from Poplin Style Direction comes in. As Poplin Style’s founder, Mellicia believes that people should be able to express their unique style effortlessly while going about their day-to-day lives. This isn’t easy, so Poplin Style’s mission is...

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Dr. Emma Beckett with colored hair extensions

Shaping Your Identity Through Your Hair

Hair and Identity We often think of the clothing that we wear as a symbol of our personality, but our hair is just as powerful of a mechanism. Throughout history, women have manipulated their hair to showcase their femininity, identity, liberation, and more. Even today, we tend to associate a “bad hair day” with a day where nothing goes right, simply because how our hair looks and how we feel about ourselves are so closely linked. That’s...

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Close-up of Audrey Hepburn

Popular Bang Styles and Where They Came From

Believe it or not, bangs weren’t always as popular as they are today. Like most trends, they originated when people dared to do things a little differently — and in the examples we’ve included below, the risk paid off. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular contemporary bang styles and the figures who made them famous.   Photo via Wikimedia Commons Blunt Bangs: Louise Brooks The 1920s were a time of great style experimentation for...

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Spring Clean Your Hairstyle

Spring cleaning is all about leaving the winter months behind and starting afresh — and it applies to more than just your home. You may make a point of cleaning out your wardrobe during this time of year, but have you considered refreshing your hairstyle? Revamping your ‘do is one of the best ways to usher in the better weather confidently. Here are five ways how:   Photo from pixabay.com 1. Chop It Off Whether you’ve long been considering...

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5 Cute and Simple Spring Break Hairstyles

Where are you headed this spring break? Whether you're jetting off somewhere exotic or enjoying a relaxing staycation, you'll stay cute and feel confident with these easy hair moves! Want some professional styling help for a special event (or just to treat yourself)? We've got you covered! Contact us for more information or schedule an appointment today. [caption id="attachment_1445" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo via Lush to Blush[/caption] 1. Wavy High Ponytail Whether your waves are natural, leftover from spending...

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What to Know About Split Ends

Split ends can be a real beauty bummer. No matter how put together your look is, if your split ends leave your ‘do a frizzy, tangled mess, it’s time to cut off any dead weight that is dragging down your hair game. Here, we review some facts about split ends and discuss how you can minimize damage. Behind the Split Did you know the technical name for split ends is trichoptilosis? While most hairs begin to split...

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Trending Hair Colors for 2018

With every new year comes new trends, and 2018 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for hair! There are plenty of classic and emerging hair color trends to consider for your New Year 'do. For those with bold tastes, bold roots instead of tips are increasingly popular, while both charcoal and salt and pepper dyed hair are gaining traction in current color trends. Blonde Tones to “Dye” For Baby blonde, a light and...

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Don’t Fall for These Common Hair Myths

Between mom’s wisdom and tips from beauty bloggers, most of us hear an abundance of advice on how to achieve the perfect locks, much of which can be conflicting information. It is increasingly tricky to sort myth from truth and to know which tips to follow and which to brush off. Many hair-related fables developed before people fully understood how hair grows and what impacts its appearance and health. The expert stylists who you entrust...

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How to Avoid Hat Hair during Beanie Season

As temperatures continue to drop, we’re swapping out our wardrobes accordingly. High-waisted shorts and halters have officially been replaced with boots and beanies until further notice. While a knit hat can be a cute and cozy way to top off a winter outfit, you may find yourself torn between keeping your ears warm and showing off that stylish new haircut or color. End-of-day hat hair is one surefire way to wreck your ‘do… or is it?...

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How to Keep Your Hair Sleek as Humidity Rises

Humidity has a way of turning even the most cooperative hair into an unruly frizz ball. No matter your hair type, you may find that all bets are off once you step out into humid weather. Naturally curly, wavy, or coarse hair may be especially vulnerable to unpredictable behavior under moist conditions. Thankfully, there’s no need to give up and reach for a hat (unless you’re inspired to rock one!). Here are a few ways to...

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