Like a lot of fashions, hairstyles seem to come back again and again, and are worn with as much conviction now as they were back when they first came into being. With the birth of the ‘hipster’ it brought a lot of the fashions and hairstyles that we loved to love from those days gone by. Here are 5 old school haircuts that made a reappearance in 2013.
The Hipster Haircut usually follows a similar style trend as it did back in the day when it was sported by the likes of Clark Gable and other stylish men of the time. These days it has many variations but the general rule is that the hair is cut regularly and is always neat and tidy. It usually follows the general short, back and sides rule. This haircut is usually worn with a suit, or button up shirt and pants, and has definitely always been a winner.
Actors and characters such as Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine have been responsible for the rebirth of the sideburns. Now this probably started coming back before 2013 hit, but it definitely made a come-back in a big way during the last year, with more and more men choosing to forego the shaving of the cheekbones and opting for some sexy side-burns. Anything that reminds them of the spunky Hugh Jackman is bound to be a winner!
The old long haired look, with the exception of the mullet, has made a reappearance in a more stylish way with more and more people opting to keep their hair a bit longer. This style works by not being long hair, but giving the illusion of it being longer while it actually stays quite short. This style works well if you have naturally wavy or curly hair as it allows the layers to give it some fullness.
Long on Top
The old long on top, Elvis type look has come back with a vengeance and it is probably the years biggest winner. This look is achieved by keeping the hair short on the back and sides and quite a bit longer on the top. The style is in the way the hair is combed back or to the back and side and given some height, whether through the use of product, or relying on the natural wave that occurs in the hair.
The Back Style
The back style is a variation on the short front, back and sides, but in this one the back of the hair is cut into a style that is pleasing to the eye. According to stylists the best way to explain to them how to achieve the look you want is to bring them a picture of the style so that can work from there, as explaining it is sometimes challenging. Check out Uppercut Deluxe UK for ideas on other ‘old school’ hair styles that made a reappearance in 2013.
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So, as the festive period approaches and we all receive those boxer shorts and socks for gifts, I though I might showcase my latest wish list for boxer shorts. I have to admit I like boxers that are colourful and unique. Something that stands out from the regular black/white combo which I seem to aways receive for Christmas!
Pre-emting this onslaught of boring underwear I might be receiving, I did a little research into more fun boxer shorts. And guess who I came across? Color-Code, There are some really funky pieces that I’m sure will brighten up my winter! Color-Code has some really bold designs, I particularly love the Ladybird pair, which I have to admit, have already ended up as an early Christmas gift!
Do have a little look, lets stop drab Christmas underwear for good! Let us have a colourful Christmas!
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Ok, so this may sound silly but I really do love Muffins. Not just any old muffins though, they have to be moist and soft, with lots of toppings. A truly indulgent treat. Anyway, I recently passed a great independent bakery in London and this beauty just called out to me!
I think they should place a warning outside good bakeries, “Warning the food is too good and you will eat your weight in cake if you enter”. Then again, I don’t think that would stop me.
The heavenly muffin was banana, blueberry and pistachio. It was as close to perfect as I can describe. Anyway, my secret shame of cake eating is now out in the open, but I shall never tell how many I bought that fateful day!… Well, maybe for a muffin I will!
I Hope this post didn’t make you too hungry!
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Imagine the bells are a jingling, the roasted chestnuts are waiting, the eggnog has been poured and the Christmas tree is twinkling! These are the things I like most about the Christmas period. One thing I also like is to get some meaningful gifts for some special friends and family, but honestly, I do not enjoy the stress of looking for presents in Central London. It’s soooooooo busy, plus there are no goodies to eat and drink as I’m shopping
This year I’m deciding to go with the much less stressful route of buying gifts online! Everyone knows my love of TK Maxx, I just had a little look at their website and guess what? They have launched a gifting section… with home delivery! I feel like I have found my Christmas shopping angel, I feel so relaxed here with my eggnog. By the way, my eggnog is home made! Yes, you heard right! I actually made it myself this year! I am feeling so accomplished. I made it from the recipe on BBC Food – it’s delicious, even if I do say so myself! I can’t guarantee I’ll get the same result the next time I make it but I’ll bask in this present victory… (I would like to try – key word being ‘try’ – making a few stuff off the recipes on the Something Swanky blog too.)
So, I best dash off and carry on my Christmas shopping… but before I do, I thought I’d best share a few things that caught my eye in the gifting section *sips eggnog*
In the Men’s section
In the Women’s Section
And of course, the Kids section…
And finally, a little something for the Home