New Hair New You – Trends for 2018 with Patrick Gildea

first_imgHow is it 2018 already? Where did the past 12 months go? It’s hard to believe that we are settling into a New Year, with dreams, aspirations and resolutions firmly in place.Of course, every New Year brings with it the excitement of change, whether it’s career goals, family plans, fitness plans or maybe it’s simply a promise to yourself to do more for you this year.This could simply mean getting up five minutes earlier to savour a cup of freshly brewed coffee, taking the time to style your hair, applying that night moisturiser or leave in conditioning mask that is sitting on your bedside locker. The great thing about the new year is that the possibilities are endless, if you fancy a personal change there are a whole host of new hair trends just waiting to be experimented with this year.Need inspiration? No problem! – we have gathered some of the best looks set to take 2018 by storm!The 90’s BobYou might be saying 90’s hardly a trend for now but trust us the blunt 90’s bob is fresher than ever; long locks are so last year! A few celebrities have already rung in the new year with shorter hair including Vanessa Hudgens and Beyoncé’s voluminous blunt bob- the A-line, middle parted style is simultaneously structured and laid back. Bobs with fringes will also be huge this year, even if you have a round face it’s surprising how wearable this look will be- just avoid a blunt fringe, go for something choppy or undone instead, keeping it more casual. Curly Hair The fascination with curls looks set to stay and 2018’s takes on natural textured hair is the bigger the better in terms of curls. Avoid brushing textured hair when styling, unless you are looking for an undefined look but to keep frizz to a minimum finger style works best. New York Spring 2018 Fashion week showed curls at its best.When it comes to hair colour trends tend to shift instead of change, after a full year of warmth and comfort, we’re moving more towards brighter, bolder spicier shades and softer contrasting roots.Here are some of our favouritesEqual Parts Brunette and BlondeThink bright golden highlights on dark hair, Selma Blair is a great example of plentiful golden highlights on dark hair which makes it difficult to determine if she is a blonde or a brunette! Fire and FadeA new take on Ombre starting with a bright, natural redhead/orange shade and fading intobeautiful soft peachy tones the ends giving a great balance of intensity and softness – you can have it all !ButtercupWith so many platinum blondes with cool tones it’s refreshing to see some warmth with buttery yellowy blondes. The key is buttery not brassy, Emma Stone showcased this look beautifully recently.New Hair New You – Trends for 2018 with Patrick Gildea was last modified: January 11th, 2018 by Patrick GildeaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:hairdressingPatrick Gildeatrendslast_img read more

Britain has started airdropping food and water to besieged Yazidi

first_imgSource: centcom/YouTubeUS JETS ATTACKED jihadists who have besieged civilians on an Iraqi mountain for a week, as Britain and France this morning joined a desperate race to save them from starvation.Two days after Washington deployed its airforce over Iraq, a coordinated Western aid effort was shaping up to avert what US President Barack Obama warned could be an impending genocide.An attack by extremist Islamic State (IS) militants on the Sinjar region a week ago sent thousands — many of them from the Yazidi minority — scurrying into a nearby mountain.Most have since been stranded on Mount Sinjar in searing summer heat with little food and water. A Yazidi leader warned Saturday that they would not survive much longer.US forces “successfully (conducted) four airstrikes to defend Yazidi civilians being indiscriminately attacked” near Sinjar, the US military said late Saturday. Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community arrive to the camp of Bajid Kandala at Feeshkhabour town near the Syria-Iraq border. Source: AP Photo/Khalid MohammedObama has said he was confident the US airforce could prevent IS fighters “from going up the mountain and slaughtering the people who are there” but added the next step of creating a safe passage was “logistically complicated”.US and Iraqi cargo planes have been air dropping food and water over Mount Sinjar, a barren 60-kilometre (35 miles) ridge that local legend holds as the final resting place of Noah’s Ark.Britain joined the effort overnight Saturday with its first air drop over Sinjar of food and water.“The world has been shocked by the plight of the Yazidi community,” said International Development Minister Justine Greening. Last night the RAF (Royal Air Force) successfully dropped lifesaving UK aid supplies, including clean water and filtration devices, on the mountain.Two RAF C-130 transport planes were deployed to the Sinjar region on SaturdayFrench Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius also arrived in Iraq, where he is due to oversee the first delivery of French aid for displaced people in the Sinjar area.“The United States can’t just look away. That’s not who we are. We’re Americans. We act. We lead. And that’s what we’re going to do on that mountain,” Obama said Saturday. sident Barack Obama speaking on the South Lawn of the White House yesterday. Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisBut many civilians have been cowering in caves and are scattered across the range.Vian Dakhil, a Yazidi member of Iraq’s parliament, warned Saturday that anything short of a mass evacuation was unlikely to save all those who are stranded on the mountain.Several thousand of mainly Yazidi civilians have managed to flee the mountain but a majority, including the weakest among the displaced, remain trapped.An alliance of Kurdish fighters from Iraq, Syria and Turkey has escorted Yazidis and members of other minorities to safety but IS remains largely in control of the area.- © AFP, 2014Read: No end in sight: Obama warns that new US intervention in Iraq is a “long-term project” >More: Over 28,000 meals and 5,600 litres of water dropped over northern Iraq amid continued air strikes >last_img read more