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By ANN PETERS
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Stylists are emphasizing the individual's own
preference, while adjusting the cut to the lifestyle.
"Basically, the styles are more natural and curly," said
Delia McCrary, owner of the Hair Zoo in Carrboro. "The
"10" look for right now is on its way out. Beads are out
but braids will be the thing."
Styles will have more of a casual and natural look this
fall. Loose French braids and mid-length hair are some of
the most common styles for collegiate women.
Cary Carden, founder of Hair Unlimited, Inc., agrees
that French braiding is definitely a convenient and
"Wearing your hair up is a nice and defined look," he
says. "Perming, body waves, and any form of curling hair
is more popular than it's ever been. It gives (women) the
opportunity to see themselves a little differently, being a
little more adventuresome with themselves." '
Whether a perm or a simple soft cur! for harder-to-.
manage hair is what you want, hairstyle shops can adjust
the 'right' look for the professional or student. Local hair
establishments average $12 to $16 for a cut, which also
includes shampoo, conditioning and blow drying. Perms,
spot perms and body waves range from $30 and up.
Michael Cantrell, owner of Take One Haircutters on
Franklin Street, says most cuts and styles are becoming
"We cater more to the individual than to trends, which
will be in and out," Cantrell says, "The. middle-range
length is coming back, and we're getting more and more
of hair of one length. A lot more loose braids are seen."
"The idea is that what a person needs or wants is
fashion. Fashion should not dictate," he says. .
Carden says hair fashions have changed greatly over
the last decade.
."The styles were real big on just the ends being
trimmed," Carden says. "The shag cut (was cut) to fit the
individual. Out of the shag, haircuts began to be more
polished and distinctive. These led into layers with a little
Now people are looking for cuts that are easy to care
for and manage. A preference also is emerging for the
shaped afro. ,
"The afro is (becoming) more differently shaped than
the natural," McCrary says. "The afro can be cut into a
wedge or parted on the side. Coming into big use is the
relaxer, which is basically for control."
Each stylist surveyed by TheDaily Tar Heel agrees that
they take into consideration individual desires and what
is best suited for the hair.
"We cut for what people want and their lifestyle,"
Cantrell said. "So many peopie are so conscious of their
No matter how you wear your hair, healthy hair can
add a certain quality and highlight to the cut.
Henna treatments are used as highlighters to coat the
hair and add body. McCrary says that the treatments are
usually good for anyone that has been out in the sun.
"More and more people are realizing the difference
products make," Janice Cantrell of Take One Haircutters
Most shops offer professional products that are not
available on the market, which they say are better than
products on the shelves.;
Ann Peters is a staff writer for The Daily Tar Heel.
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A SENSE OF BALANCE
HAIR THAT'S LOOKING GOOD
Cy Hair Unlimited, Inc.
"How can you tell if you have a good been fashionable.
haircut? How can you tell if your hairstyle
is up to date? Simple. If it feels good, wear
Hair Fitness (a registered trademark of
Hair Unlimited, Inc. of Chape! Hill) is
based on the interpretation that a hair
style should have a centered, balanced
look, and should be able to move from
the classroom to the office with ease.
Versatility is one of the key words in
hair design. One cut should be able to
move from sleek sophistication or
romantic innocence to sexy playfulness
in an hour's time. .
Hair Fitness has replaced an exagger
ated, unhealthy appearance with a purity
of line and a sensibility of shape. Whether
hair is worn long or short, it should cap
ture your face and translate a mood of
People are learning to look like them
selves and not like someone else. For the
intelligent, contemporary man or wo
man, distasteful or overdone looks are
out, Dnd quiet qualify is in.
Hair styles are moving more and more
in-a direction which fits the individual's
Ifest1e. For the man or woman who has
little time to spend on primping, this
means a Cut which is quick and easy to
care for, yet fashionable.
There is no right or wrong cut for this
fall. Creating your own look is a luxury
inherent to all of you, but only recently
If you think it's time to change you
hairstyle, the only way to know for sure is
to try it. Consider very carefully whether
you'd rather do it drastically or subtly.
Consult a hair stylist you trust, and act
on your inner feelings. But remember,
the best overall hair look consists of heal
thy, well-kept locks. No style can create
this for you. And if you have healthy hair,
no styla can taka away from your look.
Your hair is your hair, but it's not your
boss. If you ever try to go against the way
it naturally grows, it will initially cause
you problems. The harmonious way to
achieve any desired look is to slowly
coach your hair, not try to force it sud
denly into a shape it cannot hold.
If you are having problems with your
hair, you must consider its length. Length
is weight, and weight is performance in
any hair cut. The problems may be a re
sult of hair that's too long or too short for
the look you are trying to acheive.
A final tip for women: No matter what
your look, accessories such as combs and
clips are much more important in hair
fashion then they have been in the past
And a final tip for men: Clothes or
hairstyles cannot make the man, but they
can help. No matter how little you think
about your hair, it makes a statmenttothe
world around you, so consider very care-
fully what kind of statment you wish to
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