Good morning, I hope everyone is has had a chance to shop at the 2014 Hair Fair, I am back with some more beautiful locks for you to feast your eyes upon. I am really loving the new styles from Vanity Hair, we go from wildly beautiful (Alien, Flirt & Flirt 2) to a lovely long straight do (Infinity) to a wonderful crimped do So Selfish ( love the name of this style), all styles of course include materials and non-materials versions. sYs has some amazing styles out as well! I fell in love with each immediately, the half inverted bob of Yiu, and the full bob of Lou are fabulous as this is how I wear my hair in rl. Hanayo I totally love Love LOVE, I can see this style being a knockout for a few different types of wear, the wonderful hud that comes with enables you to change the color of the fan and flowers of this style, and the simple but stunning Lio has pulled me into a full photo vision as I just love it this style with the newest Mesh Felicia Outfit from Baiastice, combined with new Severity Treaded Platform Wedges from L.Warwick.
Shi although not a new store to me, has this magnificent Poise style with color change Hair Pin, and I just adore the strands that cross over the face. I have never bought hair from Shi so this is my first, but not to be my last 🙂 Every hair fair I discover new stores, which is just one of the perks of having all these wonderful designs to shop from all in one place. Elua and Blues are new to me and are not to be missed.
No matter if you’re human, fairy, furry, vampire, bunny or any other kind of avatar, the one thing we all have in common is we all wear hair, it is part of our identity yes? (ok unless you are a bald man with a monocle 😉 But as most of us aren’t, this event is highly regarded in all communities in sl, which is fantastic all on its own how we all come together, but this also means this event will have a certain amount of sever/personal side lag, and of course will be harder to get into for the first few days. There is a fabulous article over on the Hair Fair Blog written by Morgana Hilra from So Hawt SL about what you can do to make your experience even better when visiting the Hair Fair and all events which are high volume.
My own tips to navigate are;
Turn your graphics down low but turn your LOD up
Strip down, wear layers only, no attachments!
Possibly wear a full body alpha
Pull out those bandana’s from previous years
Wear a hairbase only
Also take off all your scripted items, no one there cares you are not wearing your AO or are sporting only your default avatars without your mesh body attachments. Everything can be put back on when you return home with your fabulous new hair yes?!
Last of all Morgana gives tips on how to derender everyone there, I do the same but I just use the combination of Shift+Ctrl+Alt+4, this derenders every avatar there as well as your own but not the build or vendors. I consider this to be the most fabulous event to date, but what I have learned in my years here is when you have 50 or so people per sim and thousands trying to get in, we will no doubt have lag to contend with.
We are there to shop and by doing so contributing to Wigs for Kids, a fabulous charity that helps children still grow into their own identity at a time in their lives when they need that kind of normalcy while they deal with the unimaginable from sickness.
I was so happy to see the additional landing points where you can cam shop or try your luck at bumping yourself into the sim as people leave hehe, yes I have gone this route more times than I can count, and all I can say is for hair and a fabulous charity………I will do anything and go anywhere!
Have a fabulous day and I will certainly see you soonish 🙂
2014 Hair Fair Styles;
Vanity Hair: Alien, Flirt, Flirt2, Infinity & So Selfish New ❤ Avail@Brunette Sim
Shi Hair: Poise New ❤ Avail@Brunette Sim
[sYs]: Hanayo, Lou, Yiu & Lio New ❤ Avail@Noirette Sim
Elua: Tricia, Ursula New ❤ Avail@Brunette Sim
Blues: Crystal New ❤ Avail@Noirette Sim
Shape: SLink ~ Physique Mesh Body V1 New ❤
Shape Applier: [PXL] Creations ~ SLink Physique Body Mesh Natural Applier Hud New ❤
Skin: [PXL] Creations ~ Jade Natural Bare Lips MEB C2 (EN) w/Smokey Eyes Tattoo & Dark Moles
Eyes: Ikon ~ Mesh Spectral Eyes in Green
Hands/Feet: SLink ~ Mesh AvEnhance Flat & Elegant Hands, Mid Female Feet
Nails: Flair ~ Set 151 SLink Add-on Huds for Mesh AvEnhance Hands & Feet
Rings: Eclectica ~ Swirly Dress Ring & **Feel** ~ Cross Triplering in Gold-Black
Earrings: Caroline’s Jewelry ~ Vintage Pearl Drop Earrings in White
Necklace: [ glow ] studio ~ Birdy Necklace in Silver
Bracelet: Kunglers Extra ~ TDRF #031 Silver Bracelet
Outfit: Baiastice ~ Mesh Felicia Outfit in Black/White New ❤
Shoes: [L.Warwick] ~ Severity Treaded Platform Wedges in Noir New ❤