Category: Beauty

BeautyProm Perfect Hair – The Tousled Ponytail

We’re absolutely loving ponytails for a simple yet chic hairstyle for special occasions! With prom just around the corner, we wanted to share our latest favorite take on the classic ponytail. This version features soft texture and tousled volume for a romantic look with a little bit of an edge. Read on to get the full steps for this prom perfect hairstyle!

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Step 1: If your natural hair texture is straight or wavy, start with clean, air-dried hair. If you have naturally curly hair, blow out clean hair with a round brush for a sleeker starting point.

Step 2: Add texture to hair by wrapping 1-inch sections around a 1½-2 inch barrel curling iron. The result should be loose waves. If your waves are slightly springier, don’t worry! As you continue working with the hairstyle the waves will loosen to a more natural finish.

Prom Perfect Hair - Steps 1 & 2

Step 3:  After curling all of you hair, gather the top section, starting at the arches of your eyebrows and ending at the back of the crown, creating a V shape. Twist and clip out of the way.

Step 4: Gather the remaining loose hair into a high ponytail at the back of your crown. Secure firmly with a hair tie, but be careful to keep some texture on the sides.

Prom Perfect Hair - Steps 3 & 4

Step 5: Once the ponytail is secure, unclip the top portion of your hair and with a fine-tooth comb or teasing comb, lightly backcomb the underside of the top section. This will add volume and texture to the top of the hairstyle. Split the top section into two halves on the left and right side of your head.

Step 6: Take the right section of hair and loosely twist back toward the ponytail. Secure in place with bobby pins.

Prom Perfect Hair - Steps 5 & 6

Step 7: Repeat Step 6 on the left side of the head.

Step 8: You should now have two loose ends of hair pinned at the top of the ponytail. Take these loose ends and lightly wrap around the base of the ponytail, covering the hair tie. Pin ends in place with bobby pins, being sure to secure them through the base of the ponytail for a firm hold.

Prom Perfect Hair - Steps 7 & 8

Step 9: Review your hair in a mirror (it helps to have a handheld mirror or phone camera to check out the back!) and lightly adjust pieces until you have your desired texture. Spray with texturizing spray to help strands maintain their tousled appearance. You may also want to secure the hairstyle with firm hold hairspray.

Step 10: That’s it! Check out your chic ponytail! This hairstyle would look great with a variety of prom dress necklines and styles!

Prom Perfect Hair - Steps 9 & 10

Are you going to try this tousled pony for your next special occasion? Let us know what you will wear it with (we’ve included some suggestions below!) and share your pics with #lovelulus!

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BeautyLulus How-To: Double Top Knot Hair Tutorial

We’ve given the half-up bun you know and love a fresh update with our Double Top Knot Hair Tutorial! Two cute top knots bring twice the fun to this cute and trendy hair style. Lovin’ the look? Find the steps below!

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Steps:

1. Start this hairstyle by backcombing the crown for volume.

2. Smooth unwanted frizz, and then pull back the hair from the crown into a ponytail.

3. Use a clear elastic hair-tie to create a small, messy bun, while leaving the ends of the pony down.

4. Grab another section of hair beneath the first bun and join with the top ponytail.

5. Use another clear elastic hair-tie to create a second messy bun beneath the first.

6. Adjust the buns to preferred messiness and mist with hairspray to hold.

BeautyMani Monday: Blue and Silver Negative Space Nail Tutorial

This week’s Blue and Silver Negative Space Nail Tutorial is poolside-ready! Greet the sunshine with this bright blue, negative-space design, topped with a sleek sliver accent! Want all the details to re-create this mani? Follow our tutorial outlined below!

Blue and Silver Negative Space Nail

Polish used for this look: OPI’s My Pal Joey

XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

BeautyLulus How-To: Twisted Up-Do

Put a fun “twist” on your everyday bun with our Twisted Up-Do hair tutorial! Inspired by the work of Ashlee Rose (give her a follow!), this elegant and perfectly tousled look is perfect for showing off a backless maxi, or when you’re in the mood to dress up your second day hair. Find our full tutorial with steps below!

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Steps:

1. Start this look by gently backcombing the crown of the hair for volume.

2. Lightly mist with a light hold hairspray.

3. Gather the hair, and secure into a low ponytail with a clear hair-tie.

4. Next, twist the ponytail up counterclockwise making sure to leave the ends down.

5. Hold the twist in place and pin until it feels secure.

6. Carefully pull up the right side to widen, and blend that section over the low part of the twist.

7. Pin the left side in place.

8. Complete the look with hairspray!

BeautyMani Monday: Silver and Pink Modern Nail Tutorial

Your next best look has arrived in the form of our Silver and Pink Modern Nail Tutorial! We’ve combined a few of our favorite spring shades (alongside a pop of metallic silver!), for a cool and up-to-date design. Just brush on your favorite shades to create your own version of this perfect spring mani!

silver and pink modern nail

XOXO,

Hannah @ HannahRoxNails