No matter how you prefer to wear your hair, long, short, curly, straight, off the shoulders, or down to your waist, the world shares a love affair with hair care! Of all the various health and beauty rituals people partake in to keep themselves looking fine, how you style, wash, care and wear your hair is high on the beauty priority list.

We all know how hip, happening, and fabulous our hair can make us feel, but what exactly is hair? Hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis of the skin. Did you know that hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals? Most common interests in our glorious heads of hair are focused on hair growth, hair types, hair care and hairstyles!

Whether you wear your hair as a crown of glory or you prefer the bald look, the world shares a fascination with hairstyles that have the public hooked.

Some great, trendy ways to wear your hair that have you looking and feeling red carpet ready are straight, wavy, braids, buns, bobs and pixie cuts. Your hairstyle can become your best signature trademark. Your beautiful tresses on display for the world to see… every day.

Happening hairstyles that make you look and feel red carpet ready.

Red Carpet Fun Fact: The red carpet was traditionally used to mark the route taken by heads of state on ceremonial and formal occasions, and has in recent decades been extended to VIPs and celebrities at formal events. Red Carpets are used in many gala celebrity events, such as the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards and the Met Gala. We all know that at major awards shows, much of the publicity and excitement takes place with journalists talking about the red carpet fashions – what designers are being worn by which stars and with the photographers taking pictures.

We all have heard the terms “red carpet treatment” and “rolling out the red carpet.” So how do you get yourself looking and feeling glamorous and gorgeous? By the great styled hair that you wear.

Attitudes towards different hair, such as hairstyles and hair removal, vary widely across various  cultures and time periods, but there is no denying that no matter your background, skin tone and hair type, people are happier when their hair is cut, styled, and worn “just right!”

Red carpet hairstyles for all types of hair!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com



Even if you love stormy days and cold, damp weather, there is no denying that rain, moisture and humidity can take a toll on your hair. Just a few drops of rain water can instantly turn a great hairstyle into a fuzzy, frizzy mess. Water and humidity cause hydrogen bonds to form between the proteins in your hair, which triggers curls and frizz. Have you ever noticed that moisture in the air can cause straight hair to go wavy and curly hair to get even curlier?

One way to battle the inevitable rainy day frizz is to use hair products that contain non-water soluble silicones, which close the hair cuticles. Also, regardless of your hair type, switch to a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, and skip moisture zapping blow drys on rainy days.

For those of you on the go, there are certain hairstyles that work great on rainy days! Your hair will still look stylish and trendy, with little to no fuzz or frizz!

  • The Braid: No matter what type of braid you prefer (two strand, three strand, French, fishtail, cornrows) braided hair tends to stay in place through all types of weather. A quick morning braid and you’re good to go for the entire day.

  • Pulled Back: Simply pull your hair back with a clip or hair band and your rainy weather day hairstyle is sure to stay. Wispy front curls are up to you, but they do make for a darling hairdo.

  • The Bun: A twisted bun or a bun held in place with bobby pins works wonders on rainy days. Not only is the look elegant and fashionable, but your hair will hold all day in all levels of water and moisture. Don’t let damp weather ruin a great hairstyle.

  • The Ponytail: During rainy weather (even sunny days) the ponytail is a popular hairstyle that always works. You can do a high ponytail by pulling the hair up behind your neck, or a lower ponytail that starts at the nape of your neck. One ponytail going down your back looks chic, and a ponytail on your right and left side looks youthful and fun. The ponytail hairstyle works on everyone.

  • Simply Straight: You can give yourself some rainy day fun simply by leaving the house with your hair straight, then letting the damp or wet weather decide your hairstyle. Sometimes curls and frizz are in…it’s your hair and only you can choose what hairdo suits you.

Rainy weather doesn’t have to be your hair’s number one enemy. Fight back stylish and strong and enjoy the rain all day long!

Avoid rainy day frizz! Hairstyles that work wonders in the rain!

Nancy Mangano is an American beauty/fashion/style influencer, fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series. Visit Nancy on her global online fashion/style/beauty magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, her Facebook page Nancy Mangano at  https://www.facebook.com/nancymmangano/  Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano and her author website http://www.nancymangano.com


Many people look for different trending cuts and varying hair styles, changing their hair style in much the same way as you change your clothes. Different day…different hairdo…different you!
Not sure what hair style to wear today? I have one…the off the shoulder bun!
A bun is a versatile hair style ranging from simply functional for household chores or bad hair days, to a dressy school look or a stunning, sophisticated hair style for a glammed up evening. No matter the event or your mood, there is a bun that works for any occasion.

Hair Fun Fact: Hair is a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis, or skin. The human body is covered in follicles that produce thick terminal and fine vellus hair. The most common interest in hair is focused on hair growth, hair types and hair care. Attitudes toward hair differ depending on the person, their preference of  hair styles, hair removal, etc.
Hair refers to two distinct structures: the follicle, which is the part beneath the skin, which regrows hair after it has fallen out and regrows skin after a wound. The second is the hair shaft, which is the hard filamentous part that extends above the skin surface.  The hair shaft is divided into three zones: the cuticle, the cortex and the medulla.

The Most Popular Types of Buns:

  1. The Ballerina Bun
  2. The Braided Bun
  3. The Messy Bun
  4. The Regular Bun
  5. The Sock Bun
  6. The Topknot
  7. The Wispy Bun

Steps to Make the Regular Standard Bun:

  1. Brush your hair.
  2. Pull back your hair and use an elastic band to hold your hair tight and in place (like making a pony tail).
  3. Twist your hair.
  4. Wrap your hair into a circular shape around the base of the pony tail.
  5. Tuck any loose ends under the bun.
  6. Secure the bun with bobby pins, barrettes, etc.
  7. Leave a few thin, wispy strands of hair hanging down in front if preferred.
  8. Add flowers, a headband, etc. if you want decorations.
  9. Add hairspray to hold the bun.
  10. Spritz on hair gloss if preferred.

Summer hair fun: the cool, chic, beautiful bun!
Hair Fun Fact: Hair grows everywhere on the external human body except for the mucus membranes and glabrous skin, such as that found on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and lips. Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three distinct and concurrent phases: anagen, catagen and telogen phase. Each phase has specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair. Al three phases occur simultaneously; one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another hair strand is in the telogen phase.
The human body has different types of hair, including vellus hair and androgenic hair, each with its own type of cellular construction. The different construction is what gives hair its unique characteristics, serving specific purposes, mainly, warmth and protection.
As is the case with all fashion, fashion divas have found a way to make hair’s purpose be aesthetic, gorgeous and wild! Oh, you wild hair child!

Bun Fashion Tips:

  1. Take any loose hairs and run them through a curling iron for spirals, or a hair straightener for sleek, straight hair wisps.
  2. You can make a bun with wet or dry hair.
  3. Braided buns look amazing!
  4. Tighter buns look sensual and sophisticated.
  5. Loose buns look casual and youthful.

For a festive, fun, fabulous looking bun, add fresh flowers or a head wreath to your hair when you are done!

No matter your hair color or your hair type, hair rolled up in a bun feels breezy, summery and light!
Natural Hair Types:

  1. Straight
  2. Wavy
  3. Curly
  4. Kinky
  5. A mixture of the four hair types.

This hair typing system is the most widely used system to classify hair.

Nancy Mangano’s Bun Fashion Tip: I feel that buns worn with large, long earrings look glamorous and adorable. Since your ears are on display, why not decorate them the fabulous earring way?
Another benefit of the beautiful bun? You neck looks elongated and elegant, feminine and flattering to everyone!

Whether you’re spending a day at the beach or having dinner at a five star hotel, pull your hair off your shoulders into a wispy bun for a look that is fashion forward and swell!
“I’m tired of the same old hairstyle. I think I’ll wrap my hair in a cool, fun bun!”
“You’re going to a concert…you’ll look like you belong in a library with a librarian.”
“Gorgeous, studious and smart? And someone who loves to read? Sign me up now.”
“When you’re confident you wear your hair however you want to,  no matter the crowd.”
“I’ll wear the bun loose off my shoulders and leave some baby wisps dangling down.”
“You’ll be the queen of the concert! Your bun will be your defining crown!”
The Bun: An in style, appealing hairstyle no matter your age, no matter your gown! A definite A+ all around!

Nancy’s next book in her award winning murder mystery series, Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel, available now in online and retail bookstores.
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist, screenwriter and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying, Murder Can Be Messy and Deadly Decisions – A Natalie North Novel. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at https://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846