September 19, 2022 13 min read
What makes you feel the most confident? Your favorite pair of jeans, that fit you just right? Getting acknowledged for all your hard work and finally getting the promotion you deserve? Practicing your morning manifestations/affirmations while dancing to Megan Thee Stallion? Having your best hair day….everyday?
Confidence is all about walking into a room with your head held high. Confidence is knowing who you are and being proud of it, it is feeling in control of your life and conquering your dreams and aspirations. This is why we made confidence the theme of this year's National Hair Day. It has been scientifically proven that a good hair day has an even bigger effect on your confidence than you may have thought.
We believe that confidence can only exist when we as women take the moment to recognize our intrinsic value, and the incredible impact we as women have in the world.
As much as we talk about the beauty of women’s hair, it’s important to also recognize how incredible women are beyond just having beautiful hair. Women bring life into the world. They’re leaders, entrepreneurs, civil servants, and revolutionaries.
This also doesn’t mean hair and beauty is unimportant. Women are amazing because they can occupy roles in society that men do, and have stunning hair too.
That is the versatility we have as women, and that versatility must be celebrated. That versatility gives us confidence. We’re intelligent, charismatic, unique, inspiring, and beautiful all at the same time.
So celebrate yourself, spoil yourself, and most importantly, have confidence in yourself….because you are a woman.
But what is National Hair Day really about? On October 1st, we celebrate all hair stylists, colorists, barbers, tools, products and even yourself for always showing your hair love.
If you didn’t know, NuMe is the founder of National Hair Day. 5 years ago, CEO Sabrina Maren decided enough is enough and we all deserve to celebrate not just our hair, but everyone and every product that helps our hair exceed expectations. So, thank your hairdresser and kiss your favorite curling wand!
That is what brings us to an extra special celebration this year as the hairoliday reaches its 5 year mark. Accordingly to numerology, the number 5 represents freedom, curiosity and change. This is exactly what we at NuMe encourage everyone to do not only in their life, but of course with their hair! Having the freedom to change your hair whenever you please is one of the best ways to express yourselves. Whether you want to dye your hair pink, play around with extensions, or try a crazy new hairstyle, the possibilities are endless. Hair speaks louder than words, and we want to encourage everyone on this 5 year anniversary of National Hair Day to fully submerge into the ocean of creativity and let the world know who you are through your hair!
There are many ways to celebrate the hairoliday, so we broke it down to our 5 favorite ways to celebrate National Hair Day 2022:
The best way you can prep your hair for a day of hair confidence, is giving it some love with a hair mask. We recommend a mask with smoothing power. Sometimes your hair just needs a refresh. After a while of constant styling it is not uncommon that your hair can begin to look dull. It is the perfect time to give your mane a spruce with a mask that will add moisture and shine and prepare it to take on any type of heat!
We recommend NuMe’s Vegan Tourmaline Hair Mask to give your hair that boost of moisture it craves.
There is no better feeling than walking out of the salon with a fresh new hairdo. Get a haircut, try out a new do, or go with a classic blowout. There’s no better way to celebrate National Hair Day than treating yourself to a fresh style.
Show your hairdresser some love and thank them for always having your best hair interest in mind. We recommend bringing your hairdresser a cup of coffee or maybe a box of cookies from the local bakery. Write them a thank you card, DIY a brush holder, or just give them a hug! There are so many ways to show your appreciation that will also boost their confidence.
Don’t forget to show yourself some love as well, snap a couple selfies with your freshly styled hair. Post to social media, send to your grandma or just save it in your archives for the memories. Use the hashtags #nationalhairday and #nationalhairday2022 #numehair #numestyle so everyone knows it’s in honor of the holiday!
No better way to celebrate your hair than adding to your hair styling collection with some new tools and hair care products. Try out a new hairspray, upgrade your blow dryer, replenish your cult classics. Investing in quality products is one way to ensure every day is a good hair day. If you’ve been thinking of upgrading your kit, National Hair Day is as good a time as ever.
Of course, there are many other ways to ring in the hairoliday this year. If you thought about trying a new hairdo, you have come to the right place. Consider National Hair Day, the perfect time to try something new. National Hair Day 2022 is also a great time to try out a new hairstyle as a test run before the holiday season, just in case you don't like it (but trust us, we think you will love it).
Don’t fret curtain bangs aren’t going anywhere and they are the perfect new style to try for fall. With the return of the Indie era upon us, what is better than staying ahead of the trends with the return of the shag cut. There are many different hair lengths to the shag cut, from very short layers to longer layers. It’s full on top and tapered toward the ends. We love Billie Eilish’s current take on this timeless carefree style, and her wispy bangs really set it off.
Curtain bangs will have a shorter section in the middle, and gradually longer sections on each side. They’re a great choice because they fit most face shapes and blend perfectly with this style. This cut is easy to maintain and does a lot of the work for you.
The long shag haircut is basically your best friend if you are looking to add some drama to your long locks. It’s hard to infuse volume into long hair because it’s heavy! The carefully placed layers allow your hair to bounce up to its full potential at every level.
Long shag tapers from shorter and full on top/middle, to thinner, long layers at the bottom. The shorter layers give the sexy, full dimension you’ve been missing. It’s easy to learn how to style long hair and use the shaggy layers to your advantage. This style is great for fresh clean hair or day 2-3 hair.
The sleek, sophisticated long bob (LOB) has made a big comeback. It’s perfect for the office, nightlife, and the gym. The newly available tools are making this style one of the easiest and most popular current looks.
Always keep up with your 8-week hair appointments so your style falls just right. You want your ends to fall right at the collarbone or top of shoulder level. It’s important to use high-quality products and the right tools to keep this look smooth all day.
A lob haircut or long bob haircut falls right at the collarbone to the top of the shoulders. If you have been searching for the perfect, easy to style medium length cut, this is for you. These are 2 easy ways to get a tousled look using only a couple of products and tools.
Now that your hair is dry, use one of these styling tricks to get that tousled look.
Flat Iron Curl
Twist & Press
Don’t want to commit to the cut? No problem, have you tried the slick back bun? This is the go-to style for that last day before washing your hair. A little grit goes a long way to make this style proper. You’ll often seeBella Hadid rocking this look off and on duty.
If we’ve inspired you to try something new for National Hair Day 2022, let us know! DM us on instagram @numehair, tag us in your selfies or leave a comment on any of our National Hair Day posts! Speaking of inspiration, we sat down with founder, Sabrina Maren to find out what her inspiration behind NuMe is:
What motivated you to found National Hair Day?
“Our hair is such a valuable asset and it deserves to have its own dayof celebration, awareness and activities. It's a fun way to come together and share experiences, styles, struggles, tricks and tips. It’s also an opportunity to give our gratitude to the professional stylists that are part of our hair journey.”
What is your Hair Care philosophy and how does it fit into NuMe’s culture?
“Healthy hair is beautiful hair. The key to long-lasting hairstyles is starting with healthy hair. Scalp and hair health is the most important and all NuMe Products are designed to improve and maintain your hair’s health, not just a bandaid. NuMe products work from the inside out. As they say ‘beauty starts on the inside’.”
You launched NuMe 13 years ago. What accomplishment/product are you most proud of so far?
“I am proud of all our products! Each NuMe product is developed with a lot of love and care. All our hot tools have the NuMe proprietary ionic heat technology, gentle on the hair backed by powerful results. One of our most technologically advanced, and customer favorites styling tools is the Megastar Hair Straightener, voted Best Flat Iron of 2022 by the prestigious Glamor Beauty Awards. Our newest and coolest launch this year is our Automatic Curling Wand, voted Best New Beauty Product of 2022, it creates curls with a click of a button and is the most advanced rotating curling iron on the market.
Our hair care lines are using premium ingredients and are formulated with vitamins, amino acids, and many other special ingredients such as tourmaline powder. NuMe’s formulation is extremely elevated to most formulations in North America, which is something all of us at NuMe are very proud of.”
This National Hair Day we want to emphasize the link between Hair and Confidence. Surely hair can give us the external appearance of being well managed and in control. We want to know - What makes Sabrina feel most confident?
“Smooth Hair. No matter the style, frizz-free hair makes me feel the most confident. The hair is such an important aspect of our look and when the hair is not smooth the overall look feels incomplete.”
What’s your secret tip to having the most healthy hair?
“Layer your products! In order to get the most out of your products, you should be layering them. All our products work in tandem and can be used on wet or dry hair.
My natural hair is coarse, porous and frizzy. I need hydration and smoothness so I make sure to use NuMe products that help me achieve this goal.
I use the Tourmaline Shampoo and conditioner and once a week the Tourmaline Mask. My big secret is that I apply the Tourmaline Hair Mask to wet hair and leave it on for a few hours, the secret is to keep it on for as long as possible. When I rinse it out my hair is so hydrated and soft!
For daily styling, I use the Ready, Set, Smooth! Styling Trio. The set includes Rise and Prime Hair Primer, Sleeky in A Bottle Serum, and Seal the Deal End Sealer - the perfect combination for smooth hair! NuMe Products can be used on wet or dry hair.
I start with Rise and Prime on my wet hair, starting mid-length to ends. It’s a hair primer and leave-in conditioner, so it helps all other products to absorb better into the hair.
Next, I go in with Sleeky in A Bottle Serum on wet hair to help tame my mane. With my thick hair, I use 2 to 3 pumps. For thinner hair, 1 small pump should be enough - NuMe products are very potent and less is more.
I let my hair air dry and use the Megastar Flat Iron to style my hair. After styling, I apply 1 to 2 more pumps of Sleeky in A Bottle Serum for a smooth finish.
I finish my look with Seal the Deal End Sealer to seal the cuticles and prevent split ends.”
Are you having good or bad hair today? :D
“It’s always a good hair day when styling with NuMe! We have products that cover all my hair needs, no matter the mood of my hair, I have a solution. Bad hair days are impossible with NuMe.”
We are wishing you the happiest of celebrations for National Hair Day, may you have endless good hair days. Don’t forget to thank your hair dressers and your favorite brands for always raising your confidence and keeping your hair as healthy as it deserves to be! Don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts @numehair so we can celebrate along with you! Happy Styling <3
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