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In case you hadn’t noticed, spring has well and truly arrived and with it the feeling of excitement for new challenges and opportunities on the horizon. And so, in the spirit of experimentation and mixing things up a bit, let me ask you this: have you ever thought about giving your hair a makeover? So many of us tend to stick to the same hairstyles for years on end when little did we realize that there are so many different ways we can be experimenting, thus spurning our confidence and creativity.

Always fans of changing it up a bit, Boon Models (one of the top emerging modeling agencies in New York, DC and Tampa) have put together for you a few suggestions – some bolder than others – to get your creative juices flowing in the hair department.

Suggestion #1 – Get to the ‘root’ of the issue.

This is mainly for all you ‘blondies’ out there. Have you ever thought about darkening your roots? This might seem like an alien thought but it is apparently an approach that many hairstylists are adopting to take the heat off highlighted hair and give you more room to breathe instead of worrying about having a full ‘helmet’ of blonde all the time.

As we’ve just said, this transition might not be an easy one, but try and think in terms of Carrie Bradshaw circa Sex and the City Season 6 and you’re on the right track. Your hair will also thank you in the long run for not having to constantly bleach the life out of it.

Suggestion #2 – Subtle Streaks.

At the risk of sounding repetitive from previous articles, we are here to reiterate once again that bold streaks of risqué hair color are incredibly fashionable right now. And no, this doesn’t have to mean going back on our previous point about not ‘over-dying’ your hair. With so many temporary colors out there you don’t have to worry about the long term consequences and can also try out as many different colors as you like, in as short amount of time as you like.

What’s stopping you?

 Suggestion #3 – Is a blow-dry really necessary?

It is a common misconception that blow-drys are all about ‘the bigger and better’ approach. Nowadays, hairstylists are actually advocating that this could be a bad thing because it puts your hair into contact with way too many heated products that have considerable damaging effects.

Instead, why don’t you think about choosing a sleek and fashionable hairstyle that doesn’t require so much maintenance and products? This is the new challenge of hairdressers across the globe, seeing more and more styles such as the low maintenance ‘bob’ taking precedent. It is a hairstylist’s job at the end of the day to keep their clients looking their best, now with a minimal amount of effort. And quite frankly, what could be better than waking up with your hair all ready and good to go? This is definitely a suggestion we’re going to look into.

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Now we are in the midst of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (taking place from 12-19th February in New York City), there has never been a more important time get our networking techniques in order. In the fashion world it is imperative to realize that there are potential opportunities around every corner and if we are afraid to reach out for them we will only have ourselves to blame.

Therefore, Boon Models (one of the most prominent up-and-coming modeling agencies in New York ) have put together for you a list of very basic body language styles and gestures to help you look like the kind of person that everyone will want to work with:

1. Smile

And ‘oldy but a goody’, the smile is the most widely recognizable form of positive body language that anyone can take on. It transcends the language of happiness and positivity throughout any culture worldwide. Therefore, you should consider it your most valuable tool when it comes to networking. After all, and there is no point in making people feel intimidated to approach you. That would be a ‘game over’ situation before you’d even begun.

2. Be ‘Open’

It’s amazing what our body language can say about us without us realizing. Therefore, in order to make yourself seem a friendly, accessible person you should make a conscious effort to stand or sit upright with your shoulders as open as they can be, being very careful not to cross your arms.

3. Eye Contact

This is a really important thing to consider, not only when you are actually talking to someone but also before they approach you. It is a proven fact that if you use more downward eye contact then people will think that you lack confidence and be less inclined to want to speak to you. Whereas if you are willing to engage in eye contact you are showing that you are a friendly approachable person.

You should, however, be careful not to use too much eye contact once you’ve struck up a conversation because this can also have an adverse effect and seem quite off-putting and intense. A good trick is to try and pretend that you’re chatting with a friend or perhaps a family member who you wouldn’t have to worry about any weirdness with… This trick will help you to relax a bit more and more importantly stop you weirding people out!

4. Nod your head

This, like eye contact, is another one you need to be quite cautious with, seeing as you shouldn’t be too overzealous and repetitive with your nodding. However, if you smile and gently nod your head whilst speaking to people you will subconsciously be reassuring them that you’re taking on what they’re saying.

5. Back away from the phone

Sorry guys but cell phones are a complete put-off when it comes to networking events and make you look introverted and unapproachable. Of course if you have to use them for work then that’s fair enough but if not then put it away in your bag and enjoy the benefits of real-life face-to-face interaction.