I have seen women fret around even about the minutest of things. The one thing I never followed was why women always remained frustrated about every single thing in their lives, whether it's their weight or their skin! Well, some of the social butterflies I knew even went in for a cosmetic surgery (No, she was not an aspiring model!) The obsessions to remain perfect are something I have observed in my group. This girl I knew went in for a surgery only because she had a big nose! Well, sadly she did not think about accentuating her other features rather than going under the knife. Often the svelte photographs of models on the covers of fashion magazines cause many women to feel dissatisfied about their looks. But ladies! It's not always that to need to opt for a surgery! Women with big noses need not worry about getting a surgery done! Luckily, I have a friend who had a nose for fashion and things related with beauty. The both of us did manage to come up with some useful tips and ideas about hairstyles for women with big noses!A good hairstyle only helps to accentuate your features. A good hairstylist can make all the difference. Every hairstyle can help to give you different looks. But what you need to do is opt for the appropriate one that tones down certain areas of the face you do not wish to highlight. The first rule about hairstyles for women with big noses - avoid short hairstyles. Short hair brings more attention to the face. If you opt for the cutesy pixie or sexy bob cutŠit surely will not flatter you in any way. Short hair suit women with petite features. omen with big noses can bring the attention away from the nose with the help of a layered haircut. Medium length hair trimmed in stylish layers help to soften the contours of the face. With the right hairstylist you can decide upon the way it can be styled to emphasize other features. Curls spell fun, curls spell attitude and curls are meant for everyone! Curly hairstyles are still creating waves although such hairdos are given strict competition by sedu hairstyles. Curly hairstyles whether tight, wavy or simply loose, are considered to be really hot and are being flaunted by many celebrities who have walked the red carpet. Well, even if many are not blessed with natural curls, any hairstylist can transform straight locks into ringlets with ease. Modern techniques make it possible to have curly weave hairstyles in no time! We shall now take a look at curly weave hairstyles and ways to care for it. Hair weaves are generally used when one needs to add length or thickness to natural hair. When you decide to go in for curly weave hairstyles, you would need to find a good hair stylist who does the job with great finesse. Curly weaves need to be worked carefully with natural hair so that it gels well with the original hair. Synthetic or human hair are available in a variety of colors and styles and depending upon the hairstyle you wish, the synthetic/natural hair will be braided with your original tresses. For instance Britney Spears picked a no hair style approach. What do you think of her because of it? Crazy, right? In fact some are even saying her singing career is over and her hair is a part of the reason why. Bad choices with hair can lend to bad situations.
Here's one mistake that we often make with our hairstyle. You see someone that has a hairstyle that looks great on them. I mean they are either a movie star or they look like one. We then think to ourselves that if they look that good with it then we'll look just as good. There is one problem. We don't. Good looking hairstyles don't work for everyone. Certain factors come into play. The color of our hair, how much hair we have, the shape of our face and head and our build. You have to take these important factors to heart before picking the right hairstyle.
One of the best choices you can make is to go into a hair saloon and ask the professional that is cutting your hair what style would look best on me. Don't say you want to look like Jennifer Lopez or some other actor. 2008 is all about that hairstyle that makes ME unique and looks good on ME.Thickness or thinness of hair depends on the volume of hair, and volume is nothing but the number of individual strands per square inch of your scalp. If the bulk volume of your hair is more, it means you have thick hair, and if less, then it simply means that you have thin hair. Women with thick hair often complain and seek ways and means to manage their hair. On the other hand, women with thin hair envy those with thick hair. But, the grass always looks greener on the other side; it's a fact that finding the right kind of hairstyle for thick hair is a very challenging task.Naturally curly hair is quite unique as compared to other types of hair. Styling curly hair is mainly about reducing frizz and defining the curls. Some people fret over the frizz and the wilderness that comes with curly hair but if maintained carefully, they can be the most striking feature of one's personality! They also tend to give a flirty look, for which today's youngsters are crazy. Hairstyling has picked up speed and today we have numerous popular hairstyles to choose from. Prominent Hollywood stars, like Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell, are perfect examples of those who have successfully tried innovative hairstyles for curly hair.The curly hairstyle is not new. It can be traced to about 30,000 years ago, when Venus of Willendorf was carved out with a braided hairstyle. Afro style, braids, dreadlocks, cornrows and long or short curly hair are some of the most famous curly hairstyles of today. Let's check out some of them.Afro style: One of the most popular hairstyles for African Americans is the afro style. Although it was popularized in the sixties and the seventies, its origin dates back to the early Egyptian times. This hairstyle does not come naturally; rather, having very curly hair is one of its prerequisites. It is a hairstyle in which the hair extends out from the head like a halo or a cloud.Hair Braids: Braid, also called a plait, is another very common and popular African American style of plaiting hair. Sections of hair are interlaced together and sported by children and adults. There are many styles of braids such as box braids, cornrows, French braid, Dutch braid (inverted French braid), etc. This hairstyle can be sported in school proms, weddings and also as a casual hairstyle.Dreadlocks: Dreadlocks, also known as locks or dreads, give your hair, a matted look. For this hairstyle, hair are let to grow naturally, without combing or conditioning for a long period of time. Later, the hair strands are interlocked by various methods like backcombing and hand rolling, to bring about a matted look. This style was popularized by Bob Marley in the seventies and lately by Lenny Kravitz.Cornrows: This hairstyle was most recently sported by David Beckham who popularized it. This hairstyle has been there for long, but was first seen in Africa. This is a form of hair braid that needs little care or maintenance. For this style, the hair is plaited into a series of French braid-like locks, close to the scalp, which run down the back of the neck. As the name suggests, they look like straight lines but can also be given various geometrical shapes and curves. There are many different forms of cornrows for men to choose from.Tips for Styling Curly Hair Curly hair is generally dry. This type of hair lacks moisture, so it is very important keep it moisturized. When we shampoo, we strip our scalp of anything good that has reached the hair shafts. In short, we dehydrate them. Hence a good moisturizing shampoo works wonders for curly hair.Also, the best way to do curly hair is to style them while they are wet. By using shampoos and styling creams, one can avoid dryness and frizz. To avoid frizz, one should not use blowers, as they further devoid the scalp of moisture. Daily shampooing is a strict no-no; instead, curly hair should be washed every 2-3 days with a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioned with a moisturizing conditioner.Curly hairstyles generally suit faces that are oval, diamond, oblong or square-shaped. These hairstyles are attention grabbers and moreover, sensual and cute. So, if you have naturally curly hair, embrace their true nature and enjoy the attention.Hairstyles throw light on the social condition of the society. Along with time, hairstyles alter. The only common trend is that the hairstyles of the celebrities and popular icons is always regarded as ideal. In the early 1900s, Antoine of Paris parted the hair in the middle and swept them back over the ears. In the 1920s, the Louise Brooke's bob became well-known. In the 1940s, Rita Hayworth made the side-parted finger waves very popular. The 1950s, the helmet like hairstyle and the pixie cut was prevalent. Big hair and poodle perms were widespread in the 1980s. The 1990s were the era of the Jennifer Aniston hairstyle and the millennium revived Sarah Jessica Parker's flowing curly style.Around the corner of the street, as the vendors do brisk business, an old sage sits by the street lamp with his tarot cards and books. Dressed in saffron, a beard and long hair adding to the appearance, this sage has been reading palm lines for the past decade. He has a quota of customers who unknowingly carry an entire write up of their personalities, capabilities and demerits on their palms. The sage is the one who can read this symbolic language of palm lines. Our palm is one of the most used organs of our body and irrespective of our genetics and physical features, it gets shaped in a certain manner, with the palm lines indicating certain traits of our personality. This simple logic was applied by Honorable and Holy Sage Valmiki, for the development of the art and science of palmistry, which he put down in writing in 'The Teachings of Valmiki Maharshi on Male Palmistry', which is a collection of 567 verses. You may also refer to palm reading, which contains some comprehensive information on the topic. But have a look at the basics of reading palm lines first.
The art of palmistry, traveled from ancient India to numerous regions and civilizations. This wide spread practice of palmistry, is also sometimes known as chiromancy and the people who practice this art are known as palmists, chirologists or simply as palm readers, hand readers and hand analysts. Psychology and astrology are often combined with palmistry by modern palm readers. However, core palmistry by Valmiki involved interpretations of a persons personality and behavior. Palm structures usually does not tell you anything very deep and accurate about your future. In contrast, palm reader will tell you more about your abilities and demerits and what you should do in future. Proceeding to 'how to read palms'Š Heart Line: While reading palm lines, readers usually take into consideration the heart line first. Often considered to be the line that deals with one's health, the heart line starts below your right hand's index fingers and travels to the outer side of the palm i.e.: towards the little finger (also known as the pinky). This line basically indicates physical and emotional health and its behavior can be easily interpreted. For example if your heart line starts directly beneath your first finger, then you are contented with your love life or your emotional state of mind. In case if it originates between middle finger and index finger, then it indicates that you are a person who gives away your heart to people quite easily. A line starting below the middle finger indicates that you tend to have a materialistic approach to things. Over all the line defines your physical and emotional health.Head Line: The head line starts at the edge of the palm under your index finger. The line line starts traveling towards the other edge of the palm. People are often under the misconception that the head line represents the intellectual capacity of the human being. While reading your palm lines, bear in mind that the head line depicts the manner in which you think. A short line indicates that you aim at physical achievements than mental ones. The slope of this line indicates creativity. The straightness of the line indicates your level of focused thinking. The more straight the line the more realistic the thinking. Irregularity and breaks in such a line signifies emotional crisis or nervous breakdowns.Life Line: The life line is the last significant line and is the most controversial of all palm lines. While reading palm lines, bear in mind that this line deals with the quality and quantity of your life, and it is not possible to tell the number of years for which you will live. The life line depicts different behavior for every person. For example a long line indicates that you shall have a good quality life or a small and dim line will tell you that you let others take control of you. If the line is a semicircular one, then you tend to have a very enthusiastic and energetic approach. It must be noted that a small line does not mean that you will lead a short life. A broken lIt is said that the piano is one of the primary musical instruments which started the music revolution. It is where most of the harmonies, symphonies, chords, pitches, and other musical aspects came from. If you want to learn to play piano, you will need to have a strong determination to do so and to practice daily on a regular basis. Remember that if you want to become proficient in playing the piano, you necessarily need to practice at least two hours a day. The following are just some basic online piano lessons for beginners.Piano Lessons for BeginnersWhen it comes to learning to play the piano, music reading theory i very iportant. You should start by learning the staff notations which show the player which note has to be played when. These staff notations work in the same manner as guitar tablatures. Learn the signs and symbols such as the bass clef and treble clef. You need to play the notes on the piano and understand the standard do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti sounds, which are set according to the C-D-E-F-G-A-B order on the keyboard.Remember that once you learn the positions of all sounds on one octave, you can play the same on any octave of the piano. Along with learning these notes, you also should understand what harmony and melody is. The C-D-E-F-G-A-B sounds are on the white notes, whereas the black notes give out 'sharps' and 'flats'. A combination of these notes make a particular chord. In order to play complete chords, you will need to know what 'sharp' and 'flat' sounds the black notes produce.However, it is suggested that you learn to play simple piano songs with single notes first and then move on to using chords for the songs. You also need to concentrate on the hand placements on the black and white notes of the keyboard. While placing your hands on the keys, make sure both the hands are relaxed on the keys and move smoothly between the notes. The 'piano bench' is what the musicians sit on while playing the instrument.While sitting and playing, you need to have a correct posture to allow free and smooth flow of hands across the keyboard. One of the most important piano lessons for beginners is to listen to piano music and classical songs in which piano solos play a notable part. You can get better the skill by simply trying to imitate simple piano pieces played by professional musicians. Let us now discuss how we can obtain piano lessons in detail.Ways to Obtain Piano Lessons for BeginnersIf you want to learn the piano with step-by-step instructions, you can consider many methods. You can think about the traditional way of joining a piano class of a professional music teacher. Nowadays, you also do have the option of using the Internet for music advancements. There are several online piano classes and courses coming up which give good music lessons. You can even avail the instructional videos from websites like YouTube for better demonstrations of beginner techniques. There are even piano instructional DVDs available at any local musical instrument or music store.If you know some guitar lessons at the first place, you can easily take a grasp on starting to learn the piano in a very less time. It is a proven fact that practice is the key to become a good pianist. With practice, you will be amazed to know that you too can compose music by just using the fundamentals. I hope these general guidelines on piano lessons for beginners might have given you good information to set out with playing this wonderful instrument.Life is like a piano... what you get out of it depends on how you play it." ~ Tom Lehrers a kid, I was always attracted towards music and musica instruments. Though my first crush happened to be a guitar, the first musical instrument that I actually managed to lay my hands upon was a piano keyboard. It was a Casio SA-1, a small and basic model that I was gifted when I was 8 years old. And even after all these years, I still remember quite vividly just how overjoyed I was, upon seeing an actual, real-life musical instrument in front of me. I was over the moon, and was bubbling with excitement about learning to play this oh-so-fancy keyboard of mine. So when I see people expressing a desire to learn piano keyboards, it instantly lights up my face as I go back in time to those lovely days, when I, as a young boy, was trying to learn how to play a keyboard.How to Play a Keyboard If you are a beginner, it is advisable that you begin with a piano keyboard and then move on to an actual piano at a later stage, if the piano is what you're really interested in. Let us begin with the basic music notes. There are twelve musical notes or semi-tones which form one musical octave. Starting with the 'C' note, the sequence of musical notes that make up one octave is as follows:'#' is a symbol used to denote the word 'sharp'. A keyboard has both white and black-colored keys. If you observe carefully, you will notice that the black keys are arranged throughout in groups of two's and three's. The first black key in the group of two denotes the note C#. Using the sequence of musical notes listed above, you can match each key with its corresponding note. Press each key starting from the 'C' note, and move upwards till you reach 'B'. Once you have completed this octave, repeat this process but in the reverse direction i.e. from 'B' to 'C'. This is called 'playing an octave'. Do this a few times so that you get a hang of the 'sound' of each note. There are basically two ways of learning any musical instrument:It is recommended that all beginners should follow the 2nd method as it helps to develop a good music sense and a 'musical ear'. Pick a simple song like "Doe, a deer" or "Happy birthday to you". Try and play it on your keyboard. Adopt a trial and error method to figure out what musical notes make up the song melody. Take your time and don't be in a rush. You won't get it at first, nobody does. Not even Elton John did. But practice and keep working at it. Practice, and I say this with utmost seriousness, is the one and only way of becoming a good keyboardist. Nobody becomes a Mozart or a Beethoven overnight; everyone has to work hard day and night, with lots of passion and devotion.Take Keyboard Lessons Becoming a self-taught keyboardist is fine, but if you want to learn the trade properly and progress at a faster rate, you should seriously consider taking up keyboard lessons. The best way would be to locate an experienced music instructor in your locality and start with formal keyboard lessons. Catch hold of a fellow keyboard newbie in your neighborhood and practice together. In this case, two heads can certainly be better than one! And how can you forget your good old friend, the Internet? Google around for a few minutes and you'll be amazed at the amount of online music lessons that you will get.Those of you who, until a few minutes ago, were probably wondering "How to play piano keyboards?", be rest assured. Follow the above-mentioned keyboard lessons and tips religiously and you will be able to master the piano keyboard sooner than you think. Regardless of how you choose to learn to play keyboards, always keep this principle in mind - how much you practice will decide how good a musician you eventually become. Enjoy your new musical journey! It can be a very rewarding experience, I promise you that.A music genre that sprang up in the early 20th century in the African-American community came to be known as jazz. The slaves brought from Africa, brought along with them their rich musical culture. In America, these slaves learned to play European instruments like the violin and incorporated them in their style of playing. Many African-Americans played pianos in bars to earn their livelihoods after the abolition of slavery. Places like New Orleans were a hot bed for musicians playing their jazz instruments to create new sounds. The most common jazz instruments are the saxophone and the piano. Hi-hat is a much smaller cymbal and a few drummers prefer not to use it.The Internet has revolutionized the way people learn musical instruments today, and drums have not escaped that trend. There are many videos of online drum lessons for beginners that can easily be located over the Internet and the best part about them is that they are free drum lessons for beginners.Drums play the most basic part in almost every bands music today and their music would not sound half as good as they do without the aid of drums. The list of famous drummers without whom their bands would not be quite as famous today are aplenty but here are a few - Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Phil Rudd of AC/DC, Shawn Drower of Megadeth and Meg White of The White Stripes. Read more on how to become a musician.To learn how to play the drums from scratch does not necessarily require the use of a drum set, but sooner or later you will have to practice on one in order to get better at it. Learning how to play the drums is all about learning the basics and building up your skills at a steady pace. You can even learn how to play the drums by tapping your feet on the ground and tapping your hands on your knees or thighs. This method will teach you how to play a basic beat and maintain its speed and rhythm. Also read more on different types of musical instruments.Drum Lessons For BeginnersIn the drum lesson explained here, you need to use both your hands and your feet. You need to sit down in a comfortable position, and preferably there should be a table in front of you. Start tapping the table with your right hand. As you do so, constantly count the taps you're making like "one two three four...... one two three four....." in order to maintain the beat. Once you've developed a rhythm for doing this, tap your left hand instead of the right hand every time that you count "three". Continue this beat for a while till you get comfortable with it. The nest step is to get the bass drum stimulation. Tap your feet with each count now, along with your right hand and left hand. This will require some time in order for you to get the coordination right. If you find it hard to do, begin by tapping your foot once every four beats and then gradually proceed to once every two beats, and then finally with every beat.To become an expert drummer you will eventually need to practice on a real drum set, and it would also be better to learn from a teacher physically, since different types of music have different needs for drums. Alternately, there are many online drum lessons for beginners as well, which can help you pick up this skill.any of us dream of being given a chance to record our album in a recording studio. But for this, we have to be able to play music comfortably. For many of us, it means that we need to learn to play a musical instrument. There are many types of musical instruments you can learn easily. However, a lot depends on your aptitude, talent and interest. Beginners tend to get confused by the wide variety of choices. However, with a little research, you will easily be able to decide which instrument can suit you the best. Your actual musical interests will decide the actual selection. Unless you like a particular music, you will not be interested enough to learn it. So, if piano sounds boring to you, it is better if you avoid learning it because otherwise, you may not be able to keep up your enthusiasm to master it. On the other hand if you have always loved the sound of a guitar, you may be able to do well with it because of your passion for it. Thus, listen to different types of music and choose the one that you love most. The next point to consider is the cost. It is possible that the music you want to learn is too costly for you. May be the instrument costs a lot or the tuitions are too expensive. Thus, try to select one that suits your budget. Also, consider taking tuitions that are offered in groups in order to reduce costs or get some free music software. If money is not a factor, you could opt for private tuitions that can offer you a lot of flexibility in timings. Consider also the amount of time you can devote to your lessons. If certain classes take a lot of your time or need a lot of practice, you may not be able to follow them. Unless, you have a lot of time at hand, it is better to choose instruments that do not demand heavy time dedication. Since learning music itself is challenging enough, you can make your task easier by choosing to learn on schedules that are comfortable for you. The key to learning quickly is paying attention to the instructor. You could buy CDs to learn or download music from the websites that give step by step instructions. You must be really involved in the training and be enthusiastic. You may not grasp the ABCs of the musical instrument immediately, so you need to be patient. Also, expose yourself to a lot of recordings by good players. Listen to the records as much as possible. Play it in your car audio, at home and whenever you have free time. You could also record music at home and check your progress.Another point is to notice your physical limitations when playing the instrument. A child or petite person may find certain instruments too heavy and may have to spend most of his energy in holding them. Similarly, certain musical instruments require long fingers or strong lung capabilities. You should check with the teacher or an experienced musician to find out whether you are up to the task. Like the guitar, the banjo is also an important member of the stringed musical instruments family. It is a versatile instrument, well known for its variances in tuning. You can play it using a plectrum or your fingers. It is largely used in various kinds of music; such as Irish, bluegrass, country music, folk music, etc. Typically, it comes with four and five strings, however, those with six strings are also becoming more popular. It is called by many different names like guitanjo, ganjo, and banjitar. Let us take a look at how to play the banjo.Purchase a Good Banjo The first step in learning how to play the banjo is to buy a banjo for a beginner. It is better to consult a banjo player with you while purchasing the banjo. If you do not have a banjo playing professional as a guide during the purchase, you can ask the shop assistant to guide you. Tell him that you need one for a beginner, and he will certainly help you in choosing the right type. Since you are a beginner, it is better if you go in for one than has four or five strings. Do not purchase an electric banjo at the first, but just get a starter model.Learn Holding the Banjo Correctly A majority of people have a misconception that the banjo is supposed to be held like the guitar, as it somewhat looks like an acoustic guitar. Since you are just starting out to learn the banjo, you need to first learn how it is to be held in a sitting position. The banjo is supposed to be held in the middle of you laps while it being played. Set it comfortably in a way that you will be able to play it easily.Tune The BanjoNow you have to take steps to tune the banjo correctly. There are many variances in tuning the banjo, but for starters it is better to learn to play with a standard tuning pattern. If you have got a four-stringed banjo, tune it in a C-G-B-D format, with tuning the thickest string to the 'C' note and the thinnest one to the 'D' note. If you have a five-stringed banjo, the standard tuning would be the open G pattern with the G-D-G-B-D order.Learn to Hold the Chords and StrumAfter you have got the banjo in tune, it is time to get to know some basic chords play. For knowing the chords, refer to the websites or to a banjo chord book from a musical instruments store. First learn the 'G' and 'C' chords, as these chords will be useful for playing a majority of songs. With holding the chords with your fretting hand, you should also learn how to strum. The strumming has to be done as per the beat of the music you want to play. In a five-stringed banjo, the fifth string has to be played using the thumb, whereas the last four strings have to be played with the remaining fingers.Practice PlayingAfter getting the fundamentals of playing the banjo right, you need to practice a lot for being familiar with banjo playing techniques. To learn more on how to play the banjo; listen to bluegrass music, country music, folk music and Irish music. Listening to such genres of music will certainly help you better your banjo playing skills. If possible, take some banjo playing tips from a professional active in the music industry.