May 2012


Hypnosis

Hypnosis works with the power of suggestion. Suggestion, in this context, occurs when someone is unable to consciously process their environment and messages leak in subconsciously.

Above is my favorite commercial from the 2005 Superbowl. It’s the perfect example of a great marketing tactic. Everything is completely random. You become confused and/or engrossed in the action. Then they slip in the product message (even jokingly calling it optional). The commercial keeps attention long enough to suggest using FedEx.

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We all want to look good. Attractive people get better jobs with higher salaries, get out of speeding tickets more often and get tons of other little bonuses in life. They’re seen as smarter, friendlier and more physically able to perform tasks. Psychologists call it the halo effect, and it happens without us realizing.

In my opinion, use it to your advantage. Look good. Feel Better.

Your hair is a great place to start because it’s easy to change. It can also say a lot about your personality. Here are some simple tips for girls to have better-looking hair:

Penelope Cruz

1. Apply highlights

A 2004 study at Florida State University found guys like dark hair. Of course, that’s in married men. Brunettes are seen as more down to earth, blondes are lively, and redheads are wild. What’s more important is adding visual texture to your hair. Adding highlights makes hair more eye-catching because of the change in colors. Think of it this way: would you rather stare at a blank wall or one with a mural?

2. Apply lift to the front of your hair

From personal experience, nothing looks weirder than seeing someone with a cone-shaped head. From a non-personal science perspective, cone-shaped heads looks weird. One of the major causes of cone-shaped-head syndrome is the hair on the crown of your head sticking up higher than in the front.

There are some simple fixes to this major medical issue. First, hair spray works wonders. Don’t go overboard, but just holding up your bangs a little can help a lot. On the other hand, ponytails also work pretty well by pulling down the hair in the back. It’s like cheating, but there aren’t actually rules to break.

3. Layer your hair (or have your hair stylist do it)

Youthfulness is attractive. I probably could have mentioned this at many earlier points in time, but I didn’t. Anyway, the more youthful someone’s appearance, the more attractive they are

Why does layering work? Voluminous hair makes a person appear healthy and youthful. Also, that 2004 study shows men like longer hair as well. Volume: good. Length: good. Volume and length: good. Layering creates both, so it makes sense to do it.

 

If you’re a guy, or are interested in how guys can have better-looking hair, check out my simple tips for that, too.

There are certainly more posts like this one to come, so if you like reading about this, be sure to follow my blog by clicking the button on the side of the home page and follow me on Twitter @IllusionofMatt.

Peace. -Matt

We all want to look good. Attractive people get better jobs with higher salaries, get out of speeding tickets more often and get tons of other little bonuses in life. They’re seen as smarter, friendlier and more physically able to perform tasks. Psychologists call it the halo effect, and it happens without us realizing.

In my opinion, use it to your advantage. Look good. Feel Better.

Your hair is a great place to start because it’s easy to change. It can also say a lot about your personality. Here are some simple tips for guys to have better-looking hair:

Ryan Reynolds

1. Use conditioner

Healthy is attractive, and healthy hair shines. Conditioner gives hair moisture, which allows it to reflect light. That shine suggests your body has adequate nutrients for growth and other bodily maintenance, so it’s more attractive.

Showering is good because it promotes soft hair, but better-looking hair has a glimmer to it. Soap can take away some of that shine, and conditioner puts it right back.

2. Keep it short

A major factor in what is attractive is highlighting gender differences. Shaving and hair-cutting have been around for ages, but the popularity of short hair for men starts in 300 BC. The Macedonians started shaving their beards so they could not be pulled in battle. Shaved heads also followed. That tradition continues today in armies around the world, and it also remains in society though the purpose is defunct.

Short hair is commonly seen as a major gender signal for guys, so shorter hair is more attractive. Plus, it’s easier to take care of.

3. Tidy up

Most guys just don’t care about their hair. Girls do. Society does. Just combing your hair is an easy way to look like you care enough to take care of yourself. If you can’t take care of yourself, there’s no way you will take care of anybody else, and society frowns on that.

 

If you’re a girl, or are interested in how girls can have better-looking hair, check out my simple tips for that, too.

There are certainly more posts like this one to come, so if you like reading about this, be sure to follow my blog by clicking the button on the side of the home page and follow me on Twitter @IllusionofMatt.

Peace. -Matt

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