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10 My Chemical Romance Songs You'll Never Forget
Some songs live in your head forever. They're the tunes you hear late at night when you turn off your mind and close your eyes. Most of the songs I hear are MCR songs. During a very specific time in our lives, My Chemical Romance filled the voids left by our friends, families, teachers and anyone else we felt alienated by. They saved our lives. Whether you were a fan, musician or just an observer: MCR became your strength. It is extremely hard to narrow it down to 10, and I'll probably regret not recognizing a few more songs since their entire catalogue is a testament to greatness...but I tried. In the dark days of teenage angst, missed love connections and general confusion about life itself My Chemical Romance called us to arms: We are stronger than we think, and we will never let them take us alive. Here are 10 MCR songs that had a profound impact on me, I'd love to hear yours. 1. Famous Last Words / The Black Parade This song was the anthem. The song that we could all turn to when everything else was lost in the shadows. Whatever got us down, high school, family, other people or the future: we had Famous Last Words. The legendary chorus screams, "I am not afraid to keep on living / I am not afraid to walk this world alone." And those words helped us validate ourselves. Things are not as scary if we can own our independence. Realizing that you're incomplete, or working on something is the first step into the light. These words are our weapons. This song is a powerful message that some of us tattooed on ourselves, wore on shirts, and committed to memory. There is nothing we can't do. 2.Headfirst for Halos The catchy beat and poppy chorus of this tune gave us an intimate look at the duality of MCR. Most people have two sides to them, the one they show the world, and the one they keep to themselves. Most of us have a little bit more going on inside than we like to admit, and Headfirst For Halos proves we're not alone. Depression, anxiety, and other internal struggles were talked about by this band. They helped us fight. Whether we were on the brink of a breakdown or just struggling for a moment, we realized that nothing is ever so bad that it can't change. 3. Desert Song / Life On The Murder Scene (Bonus Track) Arguably the darkest song the band ever released, Desert Song is never far from my memory. It describes something very close to me, the idea of mortality. I fight it every day. Most of my anxiety stems from the feeling of running out time, the feeling of not ever being able to live. One sequence of lyrics sets itself apart as the though I can never seem to verbalize myself, "From the lights to the pavement / from the van to the floor / from backstage to the doctor / from the earth to the morgue." It's madly melancholy. It alludes to the idea of performance as an escape, or a way to avoid the inevitable. I know a lot of musicians, actors and entertainers can feel this. It's a musical representation of the hollow feeling you get after you leave the stage, or the place you really belong. It's inhuman. Sad. Longing. Desperate. It's remarkable. 4.Early Sunsets Over Monroeville / I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love This was actually the first track Frank Iero tracked with the band, and it's truly unique. We get introduced to the macabre, gray world of MCR and we get a sense of the band's identity. Hauntingly beautiful, Monroeville is a stand out track because of its personality. You can imagine two ghosts dancing to its beat in the moonlight, their steps treading lightly on a concrete floor. The chorus moves them unlike any earthly thing could. That is the essence of MCR. 5.This is How I Disappear / The Black Parade This song appeals to that carnal side of us that just wants to destroy things. It's angry, brash and more akin to the hardcore side of the band. You can feel the influence of The Misfits and other Jersey bands that ended up shaping the vibe of MCR. "Away with the boys in the band." We all wanted to go away with them. There is still that theatricality to the song, which lets us know that we're in the middle of a rock opera, and not just another run-of-the-mill rock record. The Black Parade as a unit could not have worked without this song. It is an essential moving part. 6.Kill All Your Friends / The Black Parade (B Side) I have a very specific memory associated with this song. You ever remember exactly where you were when you listened to a song? I remember being on the bus, headed to school in 8th grade. I was fighting with a few of my friends. My world was changing. I was about to enter high school and I had a lot of thinking to do. This song made me feel better about leaving people behind. Although it was blunt, a little brash and altogether emotional, I knew that this time would prepare me for crazier times as an adult. 7. I Never Told You What I Did For A Living / Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge As macabre and theatrical as this song is, it's rooted in reality. I think it takes the idea of who you are when the lights go off and magnifies it. What is our reality? Who are we when nobody is around. There's a lot of mischief and mayhem that happens when you're figuring out who you are, and this song made us feel more included. Plus, it was incredibly energetic, loud and everything we wanted out of an MCR song. 8.Helena / Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge Yes, this was the single that everyone knew, and yes it was commercial, but it reached millions because it was passionate. An ode to Gerard and Mikey Way's grandmother, this track opened every wound and helped it heal, by exposing real, genuine sorrow. Losing things or people can lead to a lot of heartbreak. It can force you into the dark corners of your mind that you didn't even know existed. MCR made you realize that all of the darkness is okay. Most of us realized when we saw this music video, that MCR was not your typical band. They were on our side. In order to move forward we must use our issues, our sorrow, our setbacks. We ignite them. We can survive. 9. The Only Hope For Me Is You / Danger Days This is one of those songs that a lot of people missed. Danger Days was an album that a lot of people missed. I remember listening to this when I felt as if nothing could be done about my life. Darkness comes to mind. The lyrics describe a desperate call for comradeship in a cold, cruel world. It's a masterfully written rock and roll track with a swelling, emotional chorus. It uses all the elements that make MCR so relatable, and swirls them around in a blender, creating this devastating track. The desperation you feel when you're trying to connect can be felt in each word. It's beautiful. 10. The Kids From Yesterday This is my favorite My Chemical Romance song, hands down. Coming out near the end of their career, The Kids From Yesterday is the perfect blend of melancholy and joy. It sheds light on the reverence you have for the times you were innocent, carefree and genuinely excited about life. Admitting that something is over can be the saddest thing in the world. How we get out of that by having the ability to look back without anger is the real goal. When the band said their goodbyes, lead singer Gerard Way saith that MCR can live forever, because it is not a band, it's an idea. That idea stays with us to this day. MCR will never die, and the words still mean something. Everything goes away, but music is eternal.
Dear David Bowie: A Thank You From Yet Another Odd Kid
I thought about immediately taking to the keys last night, upon hearing the news of David Bowie's passing, but I thought against it. When people don't have time to process things they end up creating these jumbled messes, that don't come out as tributes. They're more akin to shocked streams of consciousness, where neither the reader nor the writer can properly put things into place. After further inspection, I realized that Bowie wouldn't have wanted a proper tribute, because as a champion of all things individual, he valued the pure ideals of hope and art over everything else. I guess the sadness stems from the knowledge that anyone can fall prey to the sickle of cancer, and that just doesn't sit well with us, because if it can get Bowie...where's the hope? But that's not the point, it never was. So the following, is a mis-mosh of thoughts aimed at the cold blooded bummer we're all feeling today. So here is a letter, a bit out of sorts, but exactly what I wanted to say. David Bowie, you are more than a musician to most. You are someone who gave every single person on this planet permission to be themselves. The idea of creation can only go so far as the brain will let you, and for some reason, Bowie, your brain just went a little bit farther than most. From early in your career, you were constantly pushing boundaries, as if to say, "Hey world, you can be whatever the hell you want to be, except boring." And that sentiment always spoke volumes to me. As a kid who was never on the right side of anything, it was an incredible feeling that someone who came before, was brave enough to blaze the trail for the rest of us. Especially considering the societal implication of being an alien at the time, you held down the fort, creating a legacy that nobody would ever touch. I wore glittery makeup and strutted around like I was from a different planet too, and sometimes people would say, "Huh. There's a touch of Bowie in you." I could only be so lucky. Bowie, you never let gender define you. You didn't let society define him. You didn't even let yourself define you. You were utterly unique, do you know how valuable that is? You, and only you, were created from space dust and glitter, roaming the earth among us mortals, gracing us with your presence when when was worth so much more. You stand as the singular voice in a world full of people who couldn't give a shit about being themselves, and you made that cool. You made individuality and sense of self cool. Could you imagine a world without that? Without you, almost all of our artists today either wouldn't exist, or they'd be infinitely more boring. From the 70's onward Bowie provided all people with something otherworldly, something that anyone could sink their teeth into. You know, when your parents and you are mourning the same genius...that person was completely transcendent. It didn't matter what race, nationality, gender or creed you were...you were a David Bowie fan, because some people just can't be ignored. And though the world tended to criticize and marginalize your efforts, nobody ever said you weren't talented. The true heart of an artist takes a beating, and with every single hit, you came back stronger, better, more creative. There was nobody like you. Nobody before or after you will ever touch you. The mark you leave on this pitiful world makes it a little more brighter, a little more glitter filled. You took the music of yesterday and splattered it with technicolor. The rules of the passed were smashed to smithereens, and Bowie, you had the sledgehammer. No musician ever, could dispute the raw influence of you. In fact, I would say that no person who has ever come across your music could dispute your raw influence, and we are forever grateful. You see, without someone tending the gate of creativity, none of us would ever have the courage to open it. Now you're tending another gate, somewhere high up in the stars, where you always belonged: because Bowie is not from this planet, he can't be. He can't be mortal. And that's the hardest part. You see, he isn't mortal. He never was. He's now off to another place where he can really shine. He's the spaceman after all. The world changed when this man picked up a microphone. And in the halls of Gods and monsters, Bowie will sit atop a shining pedestal of stardust, waiting for another trip to the moon. On behalf of all people, musicians and freaks alike, I want to extend this fervent and sincere thank you to our very own alien: Mr. David Bowie. Returning to space must be an incredible feeling, and we hope to someday meet you there. It took me a full 12 hours to realize that I was experiencing the stages of grief, and that I should give myself time and all of that...but you never gave yourself any time right? You never stopped for anyone. You accomplished more in your 69 years than most of us could in three lifetimes, and for that reason, I will continue on. I will not stop to cry or hold my breath. I will sit at the desk, cry on the keyboard and continue my journey. "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring." Until then, I'll be holding down the keys, making sure that whatever tears that fall are not in anger or sadness, but celebration, that our world could even begin to hold such an incredible talent, spirit and genius. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. --Tess
From Where Students Can Get Research Paper Help?
A student has to do a lot of research during their college or university life. It is always a part of their schedule. Either a thesis or a regular assignment, both require research and analysis. Let’s discuss seven steps that can be taken by students to develop their research and analysis skills. Library is best place It is always a good option to go to the library and read your course related books. This will help get a better grip of the research or analysis that you want to do. Libraries are packed with relevant records, and if you are lucky you will find a book that fits your thesis or assignment. Read Old Dissertations and Thesis This step will help give your research a good platform. At time the dissertations that are in regards to your own topic can help; what to research and what to analyze. Get Help from Online Essay Writing Service Platforms The last step to take if you are still confused is; contact an essay writing service an expert online . There are sites online that will help you with the research and analysis, for your assignment and thesis. Stay in Touch with Your Supervisor Your supervisor is like your knight in shining armor. He/she will guide you through your research as they are already familiar with the study pattern. This will also help one get a jump start. Try Not to Search Irrelevant Data Be sure not to deviate from the topic. Your research and analysis will go to waste if it is not relevant to the topic given. So first make sure that first you have the title, and the requirement of the topic figured out.
9 Pop-Punk Songs You Forgot You Loved
You lived and died by these bands, and they're still just as good. Get your nostalgia on and listen to your old favorites as if they were brand new. Music doesn't have an expiration date, and if you loved something once upon a time, you probably still do right? The early 2000's had their share of amazing bands...but these ones characterize a time in my life where I was innocent, hell-bent on doing well in school and trying to get my future in control. I had no problems whatsoever, but felt like the world was falling down around me. Man...I was an idiot. Let's take a look back at the tracks that defined us and remember what we were like when they did. 1. Fall Out Boy / Thnks Fr Th Mmrs This is the perfect song to kick off our little trip through time right? Fall Out Boy is still huge, and arguably better than ever, but this song is still a classic. I can remember getting chills every time I heard it on the radio. Because even though the radio stations primarily played all of the "pop garbage" you'd hear on the daily...Fall Out Boy was always there to cut through it. 2. We've Got A Big Mess On Our Hands / The Academy Is... This song was my JAM. The first lines spoke to my soul, "I've got that lefty curse where everything I do is flipped and awkwardly reversed / you're seldom known and barely missed / I always put myself in destructive situations." This was like my number one angsty teenage tune. Though this group broke up in 2011 they're reuniting for a tour this winter! An I may be there ;) 3. I Write Sins, Not Tragedies / Panic! At The Disco A band with an exclamation point in their name!? Come On. The original line-up of Panic! is at it's peak on their debut "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out." I remember seeing this band at my first real concert, they opened for Fall Out Boy and played for like...15 minutes. But they were incredible. Apparently Panic! got a record deal before they played a single show live. Man...I wish my band had done that. 4. Snakes on a Plane (Bring It!) / Cobra Starship feat. Travie McCoy, Maja and William Beckett This song was the coolest thing since sliced bread. We all loved it because it was from the soundtrack of one of the most absurd movies ever. The movie birthed an even more absurd song. This is still a go-to Karaoke track for my friends and I. We all take a different part. I of course, sing the high chorus because William Beckett sang it. And I loved him. Why not. 5. Dear Maria Count Me In / All Time Low My band used to play graduation parties...and when we covered this song, it was a huge hit! There's nothing like an infectious pop hook coupled with slashing guitars and raw energy. All Time Los is still around today, and their newest record Future Hearts is pretty great...but nothing brings back the memories like "Dear Maria Count Me In." It's just infectious. 6. Cupid's Chokehold / Gym Class Heroes feat. Patrick Stump "Take a look at my girlfriend / she's the only one I got." This song was heard at every school dance I can remember. Gym Class Heroes was the pop / punk / hip hop act of your dreams. The innovative musical style and romantic lyrics of this track drew in a lot of people. Fun fact for you, lead singer Travie McCoy dated Katy Perry for a while...and she even makes an appearance in this video. 7. Pressure / Paramore This was the first Paramore song I really liked. I remember singing it in my basement with a karaoke track, trying to hit the high notes in the chorus. Every girl wanted to be Hayley Williams...and I think some still do. This is the song you'd scream after you broke up with your high school boyfriend. Cause like...why not. 8. My Friends Over You / New Found Glory Arguably the catchiest song on this list, My Friends Over You, is still an anthem for everyone who values the age old adage friends over boyfriends. There's nothing better than screaming this track at the top of your lungs in the car with your best friends. This band was one of the first pop-punk acts I got into and they still rock. Their latest track "Vicious Love" features Hayley from Paramore. 9. American Idiot / Green Day This band rocked my world, literally. They opened the door of musical expression and gave me permission to be myself. The minute I saw this music video on MTV in 6th grade, my life changed. This song means so much to me. It is a fearless call to action, for us to not follow the rules. Green Day was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and for good reason. They're an extremely individual act, who inspired nearly every other act on this list. Gotta end with the most influential right? Which song was your favorite!?
Save Your Hair From Color Damage
I was looking through pictures of girl groups hairstyles within a year their hair could change up to 4-5 times. Regular people like myself will probably get their hair done 1-2 times a year. I guess one reason to explain the short lifespan of their hairstyles is kpop fans expect the idols to look different for new comeback and concept. So, before dropping any announcement, Hairstyle is usually one of the biggest hint for comebacks. Truth is their hair must be extremely damage from the excessive use of chemical and heat styling. However, they are celebrities and they must have hair professionals to maintain the health of their hair. Otherwise, we'll be staring at limpy hair, and split ends on stage. Celebrity Hair Secrets: 1. Protein mask. This is normally used to strengthen the hair before styling. 2. Hair serum and oil. A dollop of this will quickly give your hair shine and moisture. 3. Supplements. No matter how many products you use you need to get enough nutrients to maintain over health and beauty. For those of you who color your hair or use heat styling tool often these are the products that can help keep your hair healthy. Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Best for dry and damaged hair. Coconut oil is packed with moisturizing benefits. if your strands are extremely dry you can leave this on overnight then wash your hair in the morning to get glossy, healthy hair. Nexus Emergencee Reconstructing Treatment. The texture for this hair pack is really unique. It is gel-like but if you apply it before your hair washing routine you'll end up with super soft hair. Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3. Olaplex is the best hair treatment for pre and post hair coloring. Professional colorist will use it in the coloring process. Sometime coloring the hair might take 1-2 days so a take home treatment will be offered to rebuild broken hair. Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil You can honestly use any hair oil but this is one my favorite. It battles frizz and soften the ends of hair without weighing it down.
Techniques of quality essay writing
Essay writing is an art. It is no mystery why students struggle to grab quality grades in essays. It takes a critical approach to produce a quality essay. Like mathematics, the essay follows a defined methodology. You have to practice and practice to improve the skills of writing an excellent essay. Do you desire to master the art of writing outstanding essays? Well, read on to polish your skills. Parts of an Essay Regardless of the type of essay, each essay comprises three fundamental parts. Introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion are those essential parts. Among these parts, the introduction must be catchy and to the point. Then, write a perfect thesis statement. It reflects the theme of the essay which is discussed in the body paragraphs. Body paragraphs include evidence to prove or expand the thesis statement. In the end, sum up the essay with a striking conclusion. Remember, the following aspects can never be compromised in a perfect essay: flawless grammar, crisp sentence structure and precise usage of punctuation. Is that It? To produce an inspiring essay, the material used must be of top quality. You must be wondering how to include quality material. Here is where a vast majority of students fail. They wish to say write my essay for me to a seasoned essay writing an expert. Extensive research is necessary to choose polished material in the essay. Beware! it is not as easy as it sounds. The Bottom line You will never master the art of writing remarkable essays without practice. Yes! Practice makes an essay perfect. Never compromise on the material you utilize in the essay. Quality is what attracts the eyes of the reader and the same is the case with the teacher. Include all these techniques in your essay to snatch top-notch grades from your teacher.
16 Things All Former Emo Kids Remember
Yeah, we wore a lot of black, but we weren't goth! Being an emo kid wasn't easy. Constantly made fun of, ostracized and branded as "cultish" or "goth", we towed the line that generation X left behind. Hot off the heels of a new wave punk explosion, emo kids ruled the scene. 1. That feeling when a new My Chemical Romance album came out. Honestly, they're still one of my favorite bands, and I don't consider them emo, but they were Gods to us. I can't imagine living out middle and high school without this band. 2. Jelly bracelets. We didn't know what they meant and we didn't care. All we knew was that they looked hella cool with our band T's. 3. Collecting band T shirts. If you went to a concert your shirt was your medal. If you didn't buy a shirt, you didn't go. It's like "Insta, or it didn't happen" but for cooler people. 4. Dying the shit out of your hair. My hair is fried to all hell because of some of my early mistakes. I dyed my hair green for God's sake. Enjoy this photo of 16 year old me with William Beckett and Adam Siska of The Academy Is...yeah. My hair was messed up. 5. Buying every edition of your favorite band's albums. OKAY I NEED THE US, UK AND JAPANESE versions because there's different bonus tracks. 6. Wearing out your favorite pair of skinny jeans. It's not a good pair of skinny jeans without the worn out knees and holes everywhere. It's tough being an emo kid. 7. Rocking that thick, Billie Joe Armstrong eyeliner. Hey! I still do sometimes. Nothing was better than showing up to school with your fierce raccoon eyes. 8. Buying every issue of Alternative Press because some small photo of your favorite band could be hiding within its pages. Seriously, Gerard Way could be in there. I can't miss it! 9. Screaming the lyrics to Make Damn Sure by Taking Back Sunday every chance you could get. Because there's nothing better than a bunch of angry, spiteful, pissed-off teenagers. 10. All black everything with little pops of neon. I wasn't this brand of emo, but I knew of it. Kind of the pastel goth style of 11. Converse tennies were the ultimate shoe. If you didn't have a couple pairs of these, you weren't shit. 12. Defending your "scene". I wasn't technically an "emo" kid, more of a punk kid, but I still had to defend my favorite bands. God forbid someone try to shit on Fall Out Boy, Green Day or MCR. I was out swinging. 13. Saving up all your money to buy merch. Asking for a new band T shirt for Christmas every year was pretty annoying to everyone, so you just had to start buying things yourself. 14. Taking pictures with your favorite rock stars. Whether it's at the Merch tent at warped or their table at the House of Blues, you tracked them down and got that memory. Here's a picture of me with Gabe Saporta from Cobra Starship. I was 14. Thanks, bye. 15. Skipping school to go to concerts. Here's me as a 15 year old. We were front row for the Believers Never Die Part II tour, the last FOB tour before the hiatus. Thank God they're back. 16. Starting your own bands. The bands we listened to inspired us to make music ourselves. Whether we were good or not didn't matter, just the idea of being similar to our heroes was enough.
The Meaning Behind Anime Hair Colors
For the longest time I've always wondered why Sailor Moon's hair is yellow while Sailor Mercury's hair is blue. Initially I thought it represented the planets they're associated with. However, after digging deeper into Japanese animation I found out hair color is frequently used as a mechanism to differentiate character type and personality. Black Characters with black hair usually have a strong sense of justice.They can be friendly and angry at the same time. Despite, their mysterious nature they are loyal and would do anything for their friends. Personality: Traditional, bipolar and a deep thinker. White Most often characters with white hair is either mysterious, ethereal, or old. If the character is a male, he usually have mix feelings and can be an anti-hero on a random good day. Female with white hair tend to be either magical or spiritual. Personality: Strong-willed, creativity and dignified. Grey Characters with grey hair has a mix persona from white and black. They are independent and usually have hidden powers Personality: Calm, modest and problem solvers. Brown This is a common color for the protagonist and often time they are seen as normal. However, you'll be surprise because characters with this hair color have interesting talents despite their boring appearance. Personality: Charming, practical and approachable. Blue Blue hair colored characters are not the type to seek advice but give advice. You may notice they often play the roles of teachers or confidants. They also have hidden supernatural powers. Personality: Smart, introverted, and mature Red Just like the color, characters with red hair are hot blooded. Most of the time they are feisty and adventurous. However, some male characters with red hair are more calm and discipline. Personality: Passionate, aggressive and opinionated Yellow Yellow hair characters have many sides. There are mainly different personalities but one thing that unite them is their positive vibe, stubbornness, high energy. You can call them the life of the party. Personality: Naive, confident, and romantic Green Characters with green hair have a unique energy. They're capable of healing and bring peace to destruction. Which is why the are often sided with the protagonist. Personality: Well-rounded, rejuvenating, and trusthworthy Purple These characters are royal and princess-like. They like standing in the spotlight and most of the time are restless and sometimes moody. Personality: Elegant, strong-willed and passionate. Pink This hair color signifies romance and innocence. Characters with this hair are daydreamers and have great desire to bring positive vibe to others. They are also prone to mask their sadness. Personality: Friendly, youthful, and cheerful
7 Ideas to Upgrade Your Hair
Two times in a year I would switch up my hairstyle, at the end of December and mid-June. December is understandable. New year, new hair! If you think about it 12 months is a really long time. June is the perfect month to get a brief makeover to freshen up for the rest of the year. Whenever you're ready, here are some cool ideas to switch up your hair. 1. Wig Not sure if you notice but in recent years wigs is rising in popularity. Part of the reason is Kylie Jenner has made wig a thing. In addition, Ladies don't want to damage their hair by changing their hair color every other month. Therefore, wig is a cheaper and safer option to look fab, minus all the mess. 2. Extensions Wigs can be bulky and some people just hate wearing a helmet of hair over their own hair. Hair extensions is another solution to obtain new color without the use of dyes. The great thing about extension is you have full control of placement and style. The option is endless, so be creative! 3. Temporary Hair Color This option is for those of you who don't like having anything on your hair. There are products like temporary hair color rinses, chalk hair, eye shadow hair that will go away in one wash. No commitment but it does take some work. 4. Traditional Color Change You can always rely on the good old method of coloring your hair. Box formula can give you instant results without having to book an appointment or spend a lot of cash. However, professional color service will give you gorgeous and more long-lasting results. Highlights such as ombre and sombre are styles you might want to opt for this summer. 5. Smart Haircut If you want to get your hair short but don't want to go all in, take baby steps. It's okay to have an evolving haircut. Start getting a few inches and then go shorter until your desired final cut. Experiment and see what works for you! 6. Texture Change Long hair can be annoying during summer and you might be considering to trim it. However, if you want to keep the length but is bored with your current hair you can try changing the texture. It's easy to give your hair new looks. Simply use heating tools, braids, or twists. The best part, it works on any hair length. 7. Bangs This is a subtle yet big change to any hair. One little trim can alter your entire style. You don't have to commit to it right away. You can always test it out with faux bang clip-in.
Create 8 Gorgeous Curls with a Flat Iron
If there is a styling tool you must invest in go with a flat iron. You can do all of the following with one simple tool: - Straighten your hair - Style your bangs - And create 8 different types of curls. You didn't read it wrong. Everyone knows how to use this beauty staple to for sleek hair, but not everyone realize the tool can do more. With the proper styling technique your hair can get curls, spirals, and waves. To Create soft curls similar to curling iron: Clasp a section of hair right above your ear, wrap the hair around your iron, and slowly glide through the section. Tip: Hold the flat iron upside down as seen above, to create a smoother finish. For the model-off-duty waves: Follow the previous method but this time hold your flat iron upright. Sandwich a section of hair, slightly twist it and shift your flat iron diagonally until your reach the ends. Tousle Waves: Gently clasp a section of hair and mimic a "c" shape as you work your way down. Move quickly to avoid dents. Defined Beach Waves: Braid your hair as usual and run the flat iron down your braid to create waves. Usually 3-4 braids can give your hair more volume. Play around the quantity and see which one you like best. Soft Beach Waves: Technique is the same as above but this time you are twist your hair instead of braiding. Spiral Curls: For those of you who have a hard time hair hold curls, try this trick! The smaller the roller the more define your curls will be after foiling it. Finger Waves: This one might be hair doing on yourself but you can always ask a friend or sister to help you with this. Bombshell Curls: The trick hair is section your hair to create more definite "S" curls.