Monday, September 28, 2009

The Bobbed Style Cut / Simple Timeless Classic

In the 1920s and 1930s American fashion began to assert itself and soon gained world recognition. Hollywood was instrumental in providing the world with the stage to show case the latest looks for concepts of dressing with feminine allure and glamour. Women of all ages demanded the same exciting new hair fashions, and beauty products as the film icons and stars wore and so “hair stylists and beauty products” became important in their own right.

You may not know the name but must have seen the picture. Louise Brooks was the famous flapper of her era. She was a model as well as an actress and frequently appeared in advertisements. Louise bore no resemblance to anything vaguely Edwardian and embodied the spirit of the Jazz Age. Her distinctive crisp modern black bob hair style often worn with bangs and makeup was her trademark. The flapper era worshipped young people and Louise Brooks was the Agyness Dyan of her day with her signature image of a modern women.

This simple avant-garde hairstyle with an edgy touch (fringe and color) offers young girls a modern trendy look as much today as in the past. The classic bob (short or long) is adaptable to all hair types, easy to wear and looks crisp and modern, making the jump from long to short as simple as “snip, snip, snip”. With a few adjustments (trims) its easy to find the ideal length and shape for your style. For all those looking to trade in their long "girlish locks" for a new sophisticated, chic modern hairstyle, the Classic Bob is a perfect place to start.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Blow Dry Styling / Evolution Of Hair Dryers

When Thomas Edison invented electricity the rush to create new ways use this amazing new power was launched. Evolution which is characteristic of human civilization has brought about significant improvements in the way we live and how we style our hair. The modern day blow dryer has come a long way from its humble beginnings. There is no denying the fact that the invention of the hair dryer was a major step in the evolution of the professional beauty industry.

Taking a glance back into the history of hair dryers we can see that the hair dryer was invented in the late 19th century by a French hairdresser. For the next 50 years bonnet hair dryers would become standard beauty salon equipment. The first hand-held dryer was made of heavy steel with wood handle weighed over 2 lb and produced 100 watts of heat. By the 1960's, a space age plastic pistle grip blow dryer with 1500 watts of power was poised to change the look of hair fashions for both women and men and the professional beauty industry.

To touch on the definition and use of this pestle griped wonder, it is sufficient to say that the blow dryer is a device used to dry “damp or wet hair” by blowing hot air over it. With the aid of a styling brush the damp hair can be transformed into a desirable shape and style. It must be noted that the hair fibers natural shape is attributed to its internal hydrogen bonds, which can be temporarily altered with the aid of heat and traction.

It would take an English hairdresser (guess who) to introduce a shapely geometric hair cut styled with a blow dryer to replace the roller set bouffant lacquered hair fashions of the time. What had taken an hour to create could now be achieve in minutes with a style cut and blow dryer. This was followed by the “dry look” for men and the blow dryer became the must have new styling tool.

Today’s modern blow dryers are a streamlined thing of beauty with all the “bell’s and whistles” you’d expect in the 21st century. The ultra light slim, pro-style handle is ergonomically designed to reduce wrist strain. The Tourmaline crystals inside the dryer’s barrel send out negative ions (good stuff) to seal the hairs surface layer and control frizz. Simultaneously, the ceramic far-infrared heat preserves moisture inside the hair shaft for a super shine. The air flow is increased by 40% while the ionic generator breaks up water molecules to further speed drying time. And if time is money, then this bad boy says….ca ching!

If you’re shopping around for a new hair dryer or thinking about trading in your “old clunker” you’ll no doubt be confronted with a wide range of choices and prices. From inexpensive conventional hair dryers made in China that cost ($20-$40) to the top of the line professional dryers ($75 - $200+). While these are geared toward repeated use by professionals, they can be beneficial for personal use as they will no doubt last longer and give you professional results. If you are willing to pay the price for a professional dryer the CHI Pro Styling Dryer made in the USA is well worth the investment.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Magic Bubbles / Evolution Of Shampoo

The origins of personal cleanliness and the products designed to achieve it dates back to ancient times. However, it would take centuries of innovations in modern science to truly understand the composition of hair and soil in order to develop a shampoo to beautify hair. By the 20th century personal care products formulated specifically for shampooing of the hair were poised for a breakthrough.

An article published in the New York Times in May 1908 outlined a number of “simple rules” for “How to Shampoo the Hair” to give it a soft and glossy appearance and texture. It should be noted that many “beauticians” now recommended shampooing the hair “as often as every two weeks,” instead of once a month to remove the gradual build up of soils both natural and environment. And that washing the hair was now safe because new improvements in hair shampoos were just emerging. With this new understanding of “hair hygiene” and women trading in their long locks for the modern bobbed hairstyles a shampoo industry was born.

In Europe a Berlin chemist Hans Schwarzkopf (does that name ring a bell), opened a drugstore with a special section dedicated to creating new products for the care of hair. From the world’s first liquid non-alkaline shampoo in 1933 the Schwarzkopf Institute for Hair Hygiene has remained a leader in hair product innovations for the professional hairdressing industry.

As the saying goes; if you are thinking of a solution to a problem you can bet someone else is also. Indeed, at the same time Dr. John Breck also a chemist introduced the first pH-balanced shampoos to America and hired an illustrator to create pastel portraits of what was to become know as the “Breck Girls.” The portraits mirrored the hair fashions of the time and the campaign would become one of the longest running in American history reaching its peak by the 1960s.

It would take a hairdresser with a background in chemistry to point out that the hair is made of “protein” and would respond well if treated with protein and modern shampoos took a leap forward. In the late1960’s Jerry Redding teamed up with Hollywood starlet “Paula Kent” to introduce the first organic Ph Balanced protein shampoo and protein treatments sold exclusively through beauty salons under the name Redken Laboratories. Besides manufacturing the first protein hair care products Redken also introduced the concept of “salon retailing” which was considered un-professional at this time. This opened the door for dozens of new shampoos each laced with every type of additive imaginable and a multi-billion dollar professional beauty industry was born.

Although they have many things in common, the chemistry of shampoo is an “art and science” making each shampoo formula unique. The innovations in shampoo in the past one hundred years are due to the concern for hair hygiene and the development of “surface-active” cleansing agents called "surfactants" designed to break down and distribute healthy natural oils and improve the texture while washing away contaminants.

Shampoo has been formulated and marketed to target specific types of hair since the mid 20th century, but modern shampoos have reached a pinnacle of performance and specificity in resent years. There are now countless shampoos some with rare or even nano-sized ingredients to magically transform your hair into a thing of beauty. If you want to look like a star or celebrity and feel you’re worth it, L’Oreal has you covered. For the Fashionista’s set, dozen’s of fashion designers and celebrity hair stylists have designed a special shampoo to give you the look. However, if you’re looking for professional results you can’t go wrong by “asking your hair stylist” to select the perfect shampoo for your hair. After all who knows your hair better then a hair stylist?

Friday, September 18, 2009

The First Comb And Hair Style

As long as humans have had hair they have needed some way to tame its tangles, remove pests and, most importantly, show off their personal style. Combs and brushes have been around for thousands of years, but they've changed dramatically from simple bone or shell picks to modern, ergonomic styling tools. Unlike animals man would not be content to let his mane grow wild and free for long. So he had to find some ways to tame it. First on the list of combing operations must have been the use of fingers. So in a way the “Five Finger Comb” is the oldest grooming tool dating back to the Stone Age. This was about the time of the first hair style a look we now call “Dreadlocks” a matted clump of hair and breading ground for lice. If necessity is the mother of invention then imagination is the father. Over time the comb took on the shape of the “hand and fingers” in its evolution and later with a handle and bristles
and the hair brush was born.

Some of the early combs were made from hard wood but the most popular were made of ivory and bones because they were pliable and could be easily molded into different shapes. In the late 19th century two brothers, Isaiah and John Hyatt tinkering around in their laboratory for some time discovered celluloid which would replace ivory and wood. By the 2oth century a new material called plastic consisting of nitrocellulose and petroleum could be injected molded into any shape imaginable (flat, narrow, round, curved) and a revolution was kicked off in the world of combs and brushes.

A number of years ago while working in my studio and on motion picture sets I found the need for several types of styling tools to complete a style and thought why not design one tool that could do all most everything. Drawing inspiration from the original “five fingered comb” (the hand and fingers), I set out to design a styling tool that combined a “comb and brush” and functioned like our hand and fingers. With technology being what it is today, I discovered a new heat resistant flexible “rubber-like plastic material" used in the aerospace industry that made the design and functions required possible. I christened it the “Hair Flex Studio Styling Brush “the world’s most versatile hair brush”. And once again necessity was the mother of invention.

Its combines a “paddle brush, round brush and shaping brush” with a built in comb, and air flow vents to make blow-drying faster and a retainer clip to hold it in a closed position when not in use. Its unique adjustable design allows you to “lift hair for volume, pull to straighten, crimp and wave, turn hair under or up. scrunch and spike, defuse, detangle, tease, comb and create any number of styling effects with ease. Like the original “five finger comb” this "bad boy" is made for today’s easy wear haircut styles. To see the Studio Styling Brush in action visit me here at

Thursday, September 17, 2009

How About a "Tax Deductible Haircut ?

With the high cost of grooming today the vast majority of American's can not afford to visit a salon on a regular basis. I have a solution, how about a tax deductible hair cut. It would jump-start the economy, stimulate the beauty industry and improve America's face value
A flat $100 per year credit deduction for grooming would go along way to cover the cost for this healthy service the professional beauty industry (salon & spa's) provide. As the saying goes, when you look good, you feel good and the essence of what we personal care professionals provide. Grooming is much more then a hair do' or fashion accessory.

Think of what this would do to “stimulate the beauty industry” and help everyone afford to look their best. With the high cost today to provide this personal service only a small percentage of the population can afford to visit a salon. As a result the vast majority of American's have never experienced what a personal enhancement can do to build confidence and improve their appearance both physically and emotionally.
Oh by the way, let’s not leave out education. Our aging beauty profession desperately needs young men and women in all areas of personal care. The beauty profession is an ideal career for all those with an artist’s eye and caring personality. However, the cost to enroll in a beauty college today is out of reach to the so many. And the expense of operating a school is enormous and could use a tax credit to cover the cost.

Many of you reading this thought provoking letter may get a “few giggles” out of this, but people in the public eye and entertainment industry have been deducting personal care for years, legally. And many corporations and businesses require their employee's to look well groomed at their own expense and hair is a big part of that. We've been getting clipped for years! How about a tax deductible trim!

Famous Bangs

Actresses change their hair style often for the many rolls they play. For a simple yet dramatic change many stars wear bangs to give their style a New Coif’. The fringe benefits are many and it only takes a few snips and in seconds you have a totally new look.

If you’re up for a change but “not up to cutting those long locks” try “clip on bangs”. Like hair extensions it’s a quick way to get the look without the cut. Before you snip away look at how these famous Hollywood actresses wear bangs for their face shape.

Audrey Hepburn trade mark pixie bangs are made for small face shapes and features. To length the forehead the fringe is clipped in a u-shaped pattern with the “center longer then the corners”. A jagged edge brushed to the side adds a dramatic effect and accents the eyes. To keep the fringe in place yet “piecey and separated” add a pinch of Pomade to the tips and you’re ready for your close up !

Leighton Meester’s hair style gets a new style with Blunt brow brushing bangs. The slim symmetrical face looks bold and sexy with a straight blunt edge. To style; blow out with a paddle brush or straighten with a flat styling iron to remove unruly waves and you’re good to go.

Reese Witherspoon hair style gets a new style with Wispy brow brushing bangs. Unstructured bangs help soften and complement heart face shapes and its well-defined chin. Avoid straight blunt bangs as this will create weight and clashing angles. To keep the fringe in place yet “piecey and separated” add a pinch of Pomade to the tips and you’ve got the look.

Jennifer Garner hair style gets a new style with Parted brow brushing bangs. The distinct curve with off-centered part softens angular features for a feminine look. Use a low side part, blow dry with a paddle brush. Lock in place with a firm hold finishing mist and jet away in style.

Paris Hilton hair style gets a new style with Side Swept brow brushing bangs. The off-centered part with distinct curve softens a sharp angular jawline for a feminine look. Lock strands in place with a touchable finishing mist and let the party begin.

Jennifer Hudson hair style gets a new style with Side Swooped brow brushing bangs. A low dramatic swoop bang slim the sides and accents the cheekbones. Blow dry and press with flat iron… finish with a dab of Pomade or Styling Cream to tame frizz and you rock girl!

Star Hair Styles / Agyness Deyn

Drawing inspiration from the hair style trends of our favorite stars andcelebrities has become a national pass time among teenage girls. Onesuch celebrity whose hair style has become the latest rage is high fashion model Agyness Deyn. With her chameleon-like look and ever changing platinum coif and punk-coquette vibe, this fresh-faced beauty has made her mark as a modern-day muse in the world of hate’ couture.

TO GET THE LOOK: Are you the fashion forward type looking for an edgy style? If that's the case, take a styling lesson from Agyness Deyn. Her "pillow case blonde" hair color and spunky coif is a perfect place to start. This head turning do’ with all the right accessories let’s everyone know you're the fashion forward type. To get the look, let’s take it one step at a time; starting with a style cut and shaping.

LET’S SHAPE IT: To get the look, start with bobbed silhouette just below the ears and "peek-a-boo" bangs for a flirty look. This fashion forward coif is best suited for slender face shapes with angular features and creative spirit like Agyness. With a few adjustments (trims) as it grows out you can easily find the ideal length and shape for your look.

LET’S STYLE IT: To jump start the style give your locks an extra boost with a dab of shaping gel or styling foam. Just run either through damp hair and comb in place to dry au natural or give it a tumble with a blow-dryer for messy textured effect. If your locks look a bit dry or frizz after, a dab of styling cream will tame it. And your good to go!

LET’S ADD MAKEUP:What’s a fashionista’ hair style without makeup and accessories? Agyness knows first-hand from daily sessions in makeup chairs that for "maximum impact" a simple sweep of gray across the lids and lightly blended outwards with plenty of black mascara is all it takes. Pair with nude lips and a subtle, sun-kissed tan and you've got the look. Top it off with a retro Fedora, bright colored skinny jeans, with wrap around scarf and studded Converse high-tops, all made up from random inexpensive bits thrown together. Aygness might say, a bit quirky but “Properly Mad”.

NOW, LET’S COLOR IT: For this edgy color, Agyness’s hair color is lightened with powder or cream bleach followed with a platinum blonde toner. After, a clear glaze seals-in the color and turns up the shine. The new growth is lightened and toned every four to six weeks. This high fashion hair color will cost a few extra bucks but is a small price to pay for a stunning color and all the attention you'll get.

This Edgy Hate’ Coiffure has everything to put you over the top and in the spot light were you belong. The short tousled silhouette and sexy peek-a-boo bangs give it a seductive flirty look that's totally irresistible to dude's that go for the fashion forward type. The stunning "pillow case platinum blonde" color pushes the style bar to the max. So be prepared for heads to turn when you show up looking "ooh-so stylish" and your girl friend to scream OMG rock girl.
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Star Hair Styles / Johnny Depp

Drawing inspiration from the hair style trends of our favorite stars and celebrities has become national past time. One such star whose hair style is a must have look is Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp. Never one to follow the crowd Johnny has always created his own unique look. You might say Johnny Depp is a modern day "style pirate".

TO GET THE LOOK: Do you sometimes feel like you’re the “invisible dude” at a party? Do you wish there was away to get those hot ties to check you out? If that’s the case, Johnny Depp’s hair style can turn this picture around. But be careful what you wish for, this head turning do’ is loaded with sex appeal and a major “babe magnet” style. To get the look, let’s take it one step at a time, starting with style cut and shaping.

LET’S SHAPE IT: For Johnny Depp’s style cut, start with a long layered shape with off centered part and tapered neckline stylishly over the collar. Long face framing love locks frame the face for a seductive look. This artsy look is best suited for straight or slightly wavy hair and slender face shapes like Johnny’s. With a few adjustments (trims) as it grows you can easily find the ideal length and shape for your style.

LET’S STYLE IT: To style, just run a dab of shaping gel or mousse through damp hair and comb in place to dry au natural or give it a quick tousle with a blow dryer for a full look. To turn up the sexy appeal, when dry, add a dab of foaming pomade through the top and sides. After, comb one side over your ear and you’ve got Johnny Depp’s star style.

LET’S ADD WHISKERS: Nothing can reshape a face or add a dramatic look like facial hair. This simple addition can make large ears appear smaller, a narrow chin wider, cover a ruddy complexion and defiantly adds a touch of style or artsy look. Include close mid length sideburns with slim mustache and thin goatee for Johnny’s artsy “style pirate” look.

NOW, LET’S COLOR IT: Movie actors change their hair color often for the many roles they play so dying their hair is no big deal. If your hair color is light or dark brown and beginning to gray around the edge, trade it in for Johnny Depp’s deep dark brown “almost raven black” hue. After, add a clear glaze to seal-in the color and turn on the shine. For Johnny's sun kissed color, a few strands of gold and pale blonde is sprinkled through a light brown hair color for a natural sun bleached look. This "extra step" will cost a few bucks but what the hell, its a small price to pay for all the attention you'll get.

This head turning hair style with tapered neckline stylishly over the collar and sexy face framing love locks is loaded with sex appeal. The mustache, goatee and blue black hair color gives you an artsy look and is just what you need to stop the girls dead in their tracks when you show up to the party with your Johnny Depp “style pirate” hair style.

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Famous Stars with Short Hair Styles

Hollywood's red carpet has become the place where hair and fashion trends resonate. Often the inspiration for “new hair styles" is derived from the stars of the past, and re-introduced with a new cast of characters. Movie star hairstyles are preserved for posterity in the films where they first appeared and so is the history of hair fashions. When Louise Brooke appears on the silver screen in 1920 with a bobbed hair style woman traded in their long locks for this ultra modern look. Jean Harlow’s stunning short platinum blonde hair style had women around the world bleaching their hair. There's nothing quite like a movie star or celebrity hair style to turn a style or color into a trend.

Audrey Hepburn immortalized the short Pixie Hairstyle in the film Roman Holiday, which actually featured a sequence of her having a haircut. Elizabeth Taylor, Lana Turner, Doris Day and many other cinema beauties over the years have made short styles fashionable. When American figure skater Dorothy Hamill showed up on the ice with her bouncy short wedge haircut many girls lopped off their long locks to look like her. It’s no surprise that so many stars and celebrities opt for versions of short bobs and pixie cuts. Aside from being low-maintenance, a short style puts more focus on the face and adds attitude to their overall look.

The key to “creatively borrowing” celebrity hair styles is to first make sure the look you choose suits you - the shape of your face, hair type, the thickness, density, hair color, skin tone, and even your body shape must be considered. If you’re up for a new short hair do’, before taking the plunge take a look at how these Hollywood Stars wear short hair styles for the rolls they portray and their own personal style.

One star whose short hair styles have inspired women of all ages is Meg Ryan. A trend setter without trying, Meg Ryan is best known for her short perky hair styles and the reason why many women have opted for a short hair do’. This contoured silhouette can be easily adjusted to fit all hair types and is best suited for those with small face shapes, pate’ bodies and features. Talk about easy, this perky do’ almost styles itself. Just comb in place to dry au natural or give it a quick blow dry and a few twists around a curling iron and your ready for any occasion. If you’re one of those that have consider trading in your long locks for a fresh new look this would be an excellent choice. With a few adjustments (tweaks) as it grows you can easily find the ideal length and shape for your personal style.

Halle Berry’s super short hairstyle has “versatility” written all over it. This short sculptured silhouette is made for easy styling. Best of all it can be adjusted to work for most face shapes but is best suited for those with small facial features. Its a great option for wavy to curly hair because the curl provide texture and volume. For those with straight hair and larger facial features a few twists around a curling iron will work as well. To spice it up, subtle highlights can be added through the top and front to compliment the skin tone. If you’re the time challenged type, Halle’s style is made for you. With a few adjustments (tweaks) as it grows you can easily find the ideal length and shape for your personal style.

One star whose hairstyle is emulated by young girls around the globe is Paris Hilton, the diva of style, glitz, and glamour. Her asymmetrical layered bob haircut is a very versatile style. Maybe that's why so many big-name celebrities have been sporting cute layered bobs. This flexible style cut with a few adjustments will suit most face shapes. The overall silhouette is rounded with low side swept bangs to accentuate the eyes and softens sharp angular facial features. The shape is sleek and chic, perfect for a day wear or a night on the town at the trendiest party spots. And as Paris will tell you it’s also the perfect style for adding extra length with hair extension when you want a long sexy look.

If you’re still wearing the same long hair do’ for what may seem like forever and are thinking about getting a short trendy hair style for your time challenged life, try Annette Bening’s sexy wind blown’ style with sun kissed accents and watch heads turn when you show up looking years younger in a grown up way. For those that might have second thoughts about cutting their long locks because you think it may look to masculine, trust me this tousled style with soft feathered sides and neckline is an ultra feminine look. Talk about easy, this perky do’ almost styles itself. With a few adjustments (trims), as it grows you can easily find the ideal length and shape for your facial features.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Famous Sideburns

Nothing can reshape a face or add a dramatic look like facial hair (bread, mustache, goatee and sideburns) and the fringe benefits are many. Facial hair styles can accent your best features or mask its irregularities. Sideburns can be styled; short, mid-length, long, close cropped or full depending on the natural growth pattern, coverage and density of the bread. Those with thick whiskers can wear any style imaginable. This simple addition can make large ears appear small, a narrow face wider, accent cheek bones and definitely adds an artsy and stylish look. Many men make the mistake of using their earlobes as a guide but they are not always the same height. To match the length place your index fingers at the bottoms of the sideburns and imagine a line between them running across the face.

If your up for a totally new look, before you start “sporting sideburns” take a look at how many notable Hollywood Actors and Entertainers use sideburn styles for the rolls they portray and to enhance their personal appearance.

Short stubby burns stop at the top of the ear and kept at their natural width. To keep the burns from looking bushy they are trimmed frequently. Stubby sideburns are best for short contoured hair styles and those with small and wide face shapes and sparse facial hair

Mid-length burns are kept just at the cartilage in the middle of the ear and add width to a narrow face shape and full to cover large ears. Mid-length burns can be narrow or full and suit all hair styles, especially full contoured silhouettes.

Long burns can be flared slightly at the bottom as long as they don’t dip below the hollow of the cheek unless you want a western or dramatic look. Long burns can be wide, narrow or full and complement longer hair styles. Long plunging burns follow the natural jaw line ending just before the chin. This was a popular fashion in the 1800’s called “mutton chops”.

If this is your first time wearing sideburns you may be surprised to see they are gray. If you don't like the look you can use an eye brow pencil (the same shade as your natural color) and make-up brush to temporally cover over the gray. Because facial hair is course and resistant to hair dye its best to visit a salon colorist if you chose to use a permanent hair color. They can guide you through the process and select the best shade to match you natural color.

Because whiskers grow fast sideburns must be shaped and trim weekly with a clipper, shears and razor. If you’re up for totally new look grow your sideburns out for week and visit a salon hair stylist to find the best style for your unique face shape and features.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Famous Whiskers

Nothing can reshape a face or add a dramatic look like facial hair styles. All facial styles, “Sideburns, Mustaches, Goatees and Beards are governed by the natural growth pattern and density of your beard. This simple yet dramatic addition can "accent facial features", "mask its irregularities" and defiantly adds an "artsy stylish look".

Whiskers can be shaped and styled to cover a ruddy complexion, shorten a wide upper lip, add width to a narrow face, balance a large nose, soften or accent sharp features, cover a scare, strengthen a weak chin or cover a double chin, make receding hairlines less noticeable and add years to a young face to name a few. Depending on the style you chose whiskers can give you a mature, stylish, artsy, rugged, dashing, sexy, intelligent, friendly, decisive, bold, aristocratic and distinguished look. What more can be said about the style power of whiskers?

Because whiskers grow quickly it only takes 7-10 days of growth to get started. Shaving around the edge will keep it looking groomed while growing out. If you like the look of a close beard use a clipper on the closest setting twice a week for a 5 o'clock shadowed look. At this point you can begin experimenting by removing the sides and keep a mustache or include the chin whiskers for an artsy goatee. To find the best looking shape and style for your face and features a visit with a salon stylist would be a excellent starting point.

If your up for a totally new look, before you start “sprouting whiskers” take a look at how many notable Hollywood actors use facial hair styles for the rolls they play and to enhance their personal appearance.

Throughout his career Errol Fynn used his thin "mustache" to complement his angular features and a small goatee for rolls as a dashing buccaneer. The handsome Clark Gable sported a shapely “chevron style” mustache to shorten his wide upper lip and full sideburns to mask his large ears.

To give his boyish good looks a mature look Leonardo DiCaprio sometimes wears a mustache and goatee. When Johnny Depp grew out his thin mustache and goatee for his roll as the swashbuckling pirate of the Caribbean young men begin sporting his “style pirate look”. Each hair style is based on the growth direction, coverage and density of the beard. A goatee is a “stylish way” to cover a double chin or widen a narrow one.

To accent his angular chin Sean Penn wears a stylish thin mustache and small goatee. Ashton Kutcher's baby face gets a mature rugged look with a close clipped beard. To keep a close styled beard or goatee in shape use a clipper on the closest setting twice a week and shave around the edge. Wearing facial hair is a quick way to add a mature look and balance facial features.

For a classic Wild West look Sam Elliott let his thick whiskers grow out for a long full handlebar mustache. For his roll as a gun slinger Viggo Mortenson wear a full mustache with wide lip goatee. Both of these styles were considered stylish for the time. If you’re the urban cowboy type or the real deal either of these stylish looks would be an excellent choice.

Tom Selleck’s trade mark mustache is widely considered the gold standard among mustached celebrities. He recently shave it off for a film but grew it back proving that you can't keep a great looking stache’ off for long. Jack Black puts on a happy face and gives his round features a slimmer look with a mustache. Sporting a stache’ is a "stylish way” cover a wide or narrow upper lip and balance both large and small facial features

For his bad ass image Bruce Willis shaved his head and added whiskers for a 5 o’clock shadow. Bruce occasionally sports a shapely goatee to fill out his chin and color his beard. For those with hair loss shaving or clipping your hair super short and wearing a mustache, goatee or beard can add a bold stylish look.

When a movie roll calls for a distinguished look Anthony Hopkins wears a full brushed beard. For a rugged look George Clooney’s close clipped beard plays up his strong chin and jaw line. Wearing a shapely (full or close cut) beard is a handsome look for both young and older men.

If you’re one of those dudes with a thick dark beard that looks like a 5 o’clock shadow by noon you may want to consider using those whiskers. Because facial hair styles are limited by the growth pattern and density, men with thick beards can wear any style imaginable. Blessed with movie star good looks and a thick beard to boot Mel Gibson often uses his whiskers for many characters he portrays.

Vote the sexiest man alive. The handsome Sean Connery is well known for his stylish whiskers. To define the shape Sean has always colored his mustache and eye brows and wears full sideburns to mask his large ears. This secret agent is loaded with panache'.

If this is your first time wearing whiskers you may be surprised to see it has grayed in spots. For some this can add a distinguished look. If you don't like the look you can use a eye brow pencil (the same shade as your natural color) and make-up brush to temporally cover over the gray or darken the edge to accent the shape. Because facial hair is course and resistant to hair dye its best to visit a salon colorist if you chose to use a permanent hair color. They can guide you through the process and select the best shade to match you natural color.

When asked, women for the most part said they love the look of men with facial hair as long as it was well groomed. Care and shaping play a major roll if you want your whiskers to be a "turn on" not a "turn off". To keep your whiskers clean and soft to the touch use a "shampoo instead of bar soap and hair conditioner" after to soften it. If the whiskers look a bit dry or frizzy a dab of styling cream will tame it. If you’re up for totally new look grow your beard out for week and visit a salon hair stylist to find the best style for your unique face shape and features.