Category: Hair

Cascade Braid With Sarah

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The waterfall or cascade braid makes your hairstyle look so romantic and effortless! Here’s a tutorial by A Beautiful Mess that will teach you how to create this super sweet and innocent hairstyle! The link to the full tutorial is after our commentary and extra tips.

Tools and Materials Needed:
1. Comb
2. Hair Elastics
3. Bobby Pins

Comments/Suggestions:
1. This is a beautiful hairstyle and the instructions are pretty easy. However, if you really want a very detailed guide, try watching video tutorials.

2. The pictures are of great quality and the camera was able to focus on the right angles that are needed for this tutorial.

3. Dark chocolate brown locks are really big for this fall and winter. Try sporting this hair color because it will work well with this hairstyle. Just make sure that you keep your hair in good condition.

4. Add more shine and smoothness to your hair by using a leave-on hair serum at night. On damp and towel dried hair, rub a few drops of serum in between your hands and then distribute it evenly all over your hair. Let it stay on overnight, and you will end up with gorgeous tresses in the morning. Try Lucido-L hair serum.

5. This hairstyle also looks gorgeous on naturaly curly and wavy hair. If you have straight hair, use a curling iron to help you achieve luscious waves. Just remember to use a heat protectant to shield your hair from heat damage!

6. Add more interest to your hairstyle by adding decorative hair pins. Go for delicate flowery clips during the spring and summer. As for fall and winter, elegant rhinestones will add a touch of sophistication to your look.

7. During the summer, try using a sea salt spray to help achieve gorgeous beachy waves. At night, apply a bit of seasalt spray on clean hair. Start braiding sections of your hair and tie the ends with a small elastic. Twist each braid into a mini bun (kinda reminds you of those 90’s hairstyles) and secure with elastics. Let it stay that way overnight. Take out the braids and you will end up with super gorgeous beachy waves that will work well with the cascade braid!

Check out the full tutorial below!

http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2010/10/tricks-treats-cascade-braid-with-sarah-lockhart.html

DIY Hair Chalk

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When teaser photos of Korean girl group Girls’ Generation’s I Got A Boy MV started coming out, many were amazed at Hyoyeon’s colored tresses! Many girls wanted to have the same hair as hers. Some people love to have some form of variety but wouldn’t want to risk having their hair dyed permanently. Luckily, we found this video by Chick Factor Gazette that will show you how to color your hair using colored chalk. …and yes, you read that right! 😉 The link to the full tutorial is after our commentary and extra tips.

Tools Needed:
1. Pastel Colored Chalk
2. Spray Bottle Filled With Water
3. Straightening Iron
4. Comb, Brush

Comments/Suggestions:
1. The blog post is very well edited and the pictures are awesome. It’s great that they also included a tutorial for brunette hair. The color tends to stand out more on blonde hair.

2. It’s nice that she showed a picture of how it looks like on a brunette.

3. Since you will be using a lot of chalk and a curling/straightening iron, it’s important that you adopt a good hair care routine so that it won’t leave your hair looking dull and lifeless.

4. Use a heat protectant to shield your hair from damage. Section your hair the right way so that you will be able to get even curls.

5. Deep condition your hair at least twice a week. Try using the Macadamia hair treatment mask. Use it and distribute it evenly on your hair. Cover it with a shower cap and let it stay on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse your hair and you will have super gorgeous locks.

6. Try doing various hairstyles with this. You can do a fishtail braid as shown in the picture. Try watching a few tutorials on Youtube so that you can practice it at home. It will make your hairsyle look sleek and sophisticated.

7. You can also braid a small section of hair from the side and then pin it at the back. Do the same thing on the other side, and yo will have something that looks elegant but effortless.

8. Use different kinds of hair accessories to add more character to your look.

Check out the tutorial by clicking on the link below!

http://www.chicfactorgazette.com/diy-hair-chalk/

Gibson Tuck Hair Tutorial

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The Gibson tuck was a very popular hairstyle in the early 20th century. It’s no wonder that it was the trend at that time because it looks so classy and sophisticated. Nowadays, the Gibson tuck has become popular in a lot of red carpet looks and this tutorial by Beautylish will teach you how to do it! The link is after our commentary and extra tips.

Tools Needed:
1. Hair Tie
2. 10-15 Bobby Pins
3. Hair Spray
4. Hair Accessories

Comments/Suggestions:
1. It’s a reaaaallly beautiful tutorial. It’s commendable that the editing of the blog post is done in an easy to follow manner. The pictures are large and are of great quality. The camera angles are great for the viewer to follow through.

2. It’s a hairstyle that is friendly for those who have finer hair because you have less material to work with, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t do this with thicker hair. It will just need a bit of practice.

3. Get a good quality hair elastic so that it won’t tug at your hair. Goody has great ones that are “ouchless”.

4. If you want to have manageable hair, you have to maintain a good hair care routine. Try conditioning your hair with this DIY Olive Oil Mask!

a. Apply a bit of extra virgin olive oil and distribute it all over your hair. Use a comb for this.
b. Cover with a shower cap and let it stay on for 15 minutes or so.
c. Rinse off with warm water and then shampoo your hair to remove the greasiness.

5. You can also use a hair serum! Lucido-L is a great Japanese brand that produces different kinds of hair products. Their leave-on serums are so good that it will literally revive weak and brittle hair!

6. Try to experiment with different hair accessories that will suit your personality. It will add character to your hairstyle.

7. It will also go well with ombre hair. It adds an interesting contrast to the hairstyle.

8. If you want to go for a preppy, sophisticated look. This hairstyle will really bring your outfit to the next level.

Check out the full tutorial by clicking on the link below!

http://www.beautylish.com/a/vpyia/gibson-tuck-hair

How To Style A Beehive

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a classic movie that made Audrey Hepburn a household name. Her hairstyle is one of the hottest trends of that era. It’s called the Beehive or the B-52. It looks similar to the bulbous nose of the B-52 Stratofortress bomber.

Nowadays, it’s considered as a vintage hairstyle. Many people still use it to style their hair for formal occasions, but it’s more of adding a modern twist to it.

Here’s a great hair tutorial that will show you how to create this wonderful hairstyle. The link is after our commentary…

Tools Needed:
1. Bath Loofa
2. A Piece of Fabric
3. Rubber Bands for Hair
4. Bobby Pins
5. Hairspray

Comments/Suggestions:
1. This is a really beautiful hairstyle and it’s a great tutorial because the pictures are of good quality and the camera work is superb. You can easily follow through the steps because they took extra care by writing the captions under each picture. It’s also nice that they’ve added a shot of the finished hairstyle at an event.

2. This uses a LOT of hairspray. This is because your hairstyle will hold better. After teasing your hair, Hold it up and spritz with some hairspray. Let it stay on for a few seconds more before letting go. This step will ensure that the hairstyle won’t budge for a few hours without any touch-ups.

3. It looks really interesting on girls who have brightly colored hair. If you’re looking for something fun and adventurous, try coloring your hair in bright blue or purple. You can even go for reds! Manic Panic sells great shades.

4. When it comes to coloring your hair, you have to make sure that your tresses are well moisturized. Deep condition your hair at least twice a week and use a shampoo every other day. As much as possible, try to avoid heat tools but if you can’t help it, use a heat protectant.

5. Add some interesting hair clips or pins to your hairstyle. It adds character to your look. Go out of the box and choose something unexpected. A glittery star or a rhinestone headband will do the trick.

6. If you love retro looks and you want to do a modern spin on it, then you will really love this hairstyle.

Check out the full tutorial by clicking on the link below!

http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2011/07/how-to-style-a-beehive.html

How to Style A Braided Crown

HOW TO STYLE A BRAIDED CROWNImage – www.abeautifulmess.com

If you’re looking for a hairstyle that is effortless yet beautiful, you will surely like this tutorial by A Beautiful Mess! The link is after our commentary…

Tools Needed:
1.Brush/Comb
2.Hair Elastics
3.Bobby Pins

Comments/Suggestions:
1. It’s a really simple but pretty hair tutorial. It kinda reminds you of the 1950’s movie Sound of Music. In the movie, some of the women and kids were wearing milkmaid braids. Aside from its aesthetic reasons, it’s also a great hairstyle to wear because it keeps it away from the face while you’re working.

2. The pictures are beautiful and the wallpaper made the hairstyle look all the more spring like.

3. It’s great for those who have ombre hair colors because of the lovely contrast. It’s still a pretty big trend so try to ask your favorite hair stylist for any recommendations on what type of colors will suit your skin tone.

4. Always make sure that your hair is properly maintained. Use products that are specific to your hair type. Deep condition your hair at least two times a week. Distribute a good amount of conditioner on your hair and concentrate more on the tips. Gather your hair together in a plastic shower cap and let it stay on for at least 10 minutes. Rinse well with water.

5. This hairstyle will only work on those who have long hair.

6. Use a good hair serum that will add more softness and shine to your hair. On damp, towel-dried hair rub a few drops of serum between your hands and distribute it evenly on your hair, concentrating on the ends. Leave it on overnight.

7. Try to use decorative hair pins. For the spring and summer, go for simple flower pins. As for fall and winter, opt for rhinestone clips. It’s up to you to choose any accessories. It will surely fit your personality.

8. This hairstyle will look great on flowy blouses and sheer tops. Collared shirts will look great with this too!

9. If you still want a more in-depth tutorial, you can search for videos on Youtube.

10. Practice this hairstyle on a friend’s hair so that you will able to eventually do it on your own.

Try out this beautiful milkmaid braid by clicking on the link below!

http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2011/12/how-to-style-a-braided-crown.html

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