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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!

Prom Perfect Hair - Hero

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!

xo

DIYHappy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer

Happy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer with Lulus

Happy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer

Whether you’re on vacation or just dreaming of one, we’ve got just the thing to put you in total relaxation mode: our Spring Citrus Spritzer. Light, refreshing, and bubbly with a splash of sweetness, this citrus spirit will put a spring in your step. So kick back your feet and read on for the how-to on this easy and delicious beverage!

 

Ingredients (makes one)

1 oz. Vodka

1 oz. Champagne

2 oz. Grapefruit Soda

1 teaspoon Lemon Simple Syrup*

 

Mix all ingredients into shaker filled with ice. Shake well and pour, adding a slice of ruby red grapefruit or other citrus fruit for garnish. For a non alcoholic version, omit vodka and champagne and replace with tonic or sparkling water.

Happy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer - The Finished Cocktail

Happy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer - What You'll Need

Happy Hour - Spring Citrus Spritzer - Cheers!

Happy Hour: Spring Citrus Spritzer

For your next cocktail night, shop our selection of spring-inspired cocktail dresses below. If you decide to make your own Spring Citrus Spritzer, let us know your happy hour plans in the comments below and share your pics with #lovelulus.

We hope you enjoy this refreshing happy hour concoction!

xo


 

*You may be able to purchase the Lemon Simple Syrup online (we used Sonoma Syrup’s Meyer Lemon version – so good!) or at specialty food stores and bottle shops, but making your own is as simple as combining sugar, water, lemon zest and lemon juice. See below for a simple syrup recipe you can use in anything from happy hour cocktails to summer afternoon sweet tea!

Lemon Simple Syrup (makes about 1 1/2 cups):

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water

Juice and zest from one lemon

Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sugar has dissolved and the mixture is clear. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and zest, stirring until just combined. Cover the mixture and allow to steep until cool. Once cooled, remove the lemon zest and store the syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four weeks. (This recipe was adapted from The Pioneer Woman website.)

Contests#Lovelulus Winner of the Week

Congratulations to @nextbestoutfit for being our #lovelulus winner of the week! We’re kind of obsessing over this look using our Unbreakable Black and White Bodysuit. Into bodysuits as much as we are? With endless ways to style them, they are a total wardrobe essential. Check out a few of our faves below!

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Want to revamp your wardrobe? Well you’re in luck! Show off your chic Lulus looks for a chance to win $200 to Lulus and be featured on our Instagram. To enter just follow @lulus, upload a pic of your cute Lulus ‘fits, and use #lovelulus & #contest in the caption for a chance to win. We award new winners every single Friday. See the full rules, terms, and conditions here.

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GeneralModel Moment: Anna Herrin

Model Moment: Anna Herrin needs a vacation

If you’ve ever shopped at Lulus, it’s impossible not to have seen the gorgeous Anna Herrin modeling everything from dresses to denim, sweaters to swimwear. Based on how often this babe is on the website, it’s fairly obvious how much we love Anna; she’s practically family. Not only is she the walking definition of #goals, she is one of the most down to earth people we have ever met. Spend a day with her in the studio and she will have you cracking up and slightly jealous of just how cool she is. For you to get to know (and love) her like we do, we sat down to sushi for a quick little Q&A:

Model Moment: Anna Herrin eats sushi

Use 3 emoji’s to describe yourself:

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If you could trade closets with any musician, who would it be?

2002 Britney Spears, mixed with Jimi Hendrix. I am not cool enough to go full Jimi, so I had to add in a dash of Britney to keep it realistic.

Model Moment: Anna Herrin lays on the beach

What was the last thing you binge watched?

The OA, I basically just wanted to watch it long enough to learn the dance they do in it. I was actually in New York and saw the main doctor in the series on the corner, and was like, “This is my moment, this is my time to break out into The OA dance!” But I didn’t know it.

Model Moment: Anna Herrin is born with it

If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?

Can I bring a person to talk to? I would go insane. Okay, I would bring an ear, just someone who would listen. Like a Wilson with ears. I feel like on Survivor they always want a lighter, so the survivalist in me would bring that. And sunscreen. I want to make sure I don’t get sun damage on my island, haha.

What’s the coolest experience you’ve had modeling?

I recently got to go to Tahiti, where I got to stay in these awesome bungalows on the ocean. So I basically had my own private ocean overlooking these mountains, which was incredible. It was basically like going on a honeymoon by myself for work. And I got to swim with both sharks and stingrays, which was so amazing.

Model Moment: Anna Herrin swims with sharks

Which Spice Girl are you?

I have to be honest, I wasn’t even cool enough to like the Spice Girls as a kid, it’s more of a recent thing. But one time at camp, I pretended to know about them, and I was picked to be Scary Spice. But deep down I wanted to be Posh Spice.

Thanks, Anna, for sharing a little bit about yourself! You’ll always be our Posh.

We’ll be sharing more Model Moments in the future, giving you behind-the-scenes access to the glam (and sometimes not-so-glam) model life. If you have any questions you’d like us to ask, tell us in the comments!

xo

FashionMust-Haves for Any Spring Vacay

Vacation season is here and no matter the destination you have in mind we have the perfect #ootd for you! From European getaways to Napa Valley escapes for some wine tasting with your girlfriends, you’ll find the perfect pieces for spring here at Lulus.com.

wine tasting outfit

Wine Tasting in Napa

What could be more relaxing than an afternoon of lovely libations with some of your best girlfriends? Get dressed up in a feminine frock and spend the day wine tasting at a local vineyard. We are loving fresh florals for spring, making our Garden Walk Blush Pink Floral Print Lace-Up Skater Dress the perfect choice! Pair it chic heels and a cute clutch to complete your look!

Beach vacation look

Beach Getaway

We’re all about soaking up the sun this vacation season and can’t wait to hang poolside or sip on a cocktail while enjoying the ocean breeze. Step out in a trendy one piece or make a statement in a strappy bikini this season. No beach ‘fit would be complete without a few flawless accessories. Don’t forget the perfect pair of spring sandals, chic sunnies, and a cute clutch to carry all your beach day essentials!

Euro Vacation Look

European Escape

If you’re more of the adventurous type, skip the poolside hangs and explore a vibrant European city. Embrace Parisian style and opt for streamlined stripes or add a bandana to insistently up your chic factor. Low, block-heels will have you looking like a local running around those cobblestone streets! Top of your look with delicate details like our crocheted clutch and sun hat to elevate your look.

Where are you heading on your next vacay? Tell us in the comments and be sure to tag pics of your cute outfits with #LOVELULUS!

xo