Category: Hair

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Chic Low Rolled Bun Tutorial!

Short on time but still wanna look sophisticated? This super chic low rolled bun tutorial will be your new go-to! In mere minutes you can tame those fly-aways creating the perfect look to last you from day to date! Follow the easy steps below and you’ll be rocking this elegant up-do in no time!

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1. Pull hair back into a sleek low ponytail.
2. Slightly loosen the hair-tie and split hair above it into 2 even sections.
3&4. While holding the split hair, pull the ponytail up and through the opening.
5. Tighten the ponytail until the hair-tie is hidden.
6. Fully backcomb the entire ponytail to create a full bun.
7. Smooth the underside of the hair and pull up.
8. Tuck the pony into the opening above the hair-tie and secure with as many pins as needed.

XOXO

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Braid into Bun Tutorial

Why decide between a braid and a bun when you can have both!? We turned to our hair guru’s in the studio and they came up with the perfect braid into bun look! This tutorial will get you ready to roll a sock bun and bust out perfect braids like a pro. We’re quickly thinking this may be our new go-to holiday hair! With gorgeous braids and a full bun, what’s not to love? Follow the easy steps below and you’ll be rocking one our new favorite looks in no time!

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1. Part the hair down the middle and section each side just behind the ears.
2. Carefully french braid both sections.
3. Secure with a hair tie.
4. Make sure the braids are even on both sides.
5. Take both braids and remaining hair into a low pony tail and begin to start a sock bun.
6. Bring the rolled sock about half way up the pony tail and hold the hair up to allow it to spread out around the top of the sock.
7. Begin rolling the ends of the hair under and through the sock while keeping tension to make the bun smooth.
8. Once rolled-up to the hair tie, securely fasten with bobby pins and you have a cute pulled-back hairstyle for any occasion!

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: The Knotted Side Pony

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When it comes to Rush, first impressions are everything. For hair, we recommend keeping it classic. Although the goal is to stand out, going over the top is a definite don’t. We turned to our hair gurus in the studio for assistance, and they came up with the perfect collegiate coif!  Rush can be chaotic, so having your hair tucked away is key. The knotted side pony is easy, neat and totally schoolgirl chic. Follow the steps below and you’ll be going Greek in no time!

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Step-by-step:

1. Separate the hair into two sections. Pull the back section towards the front and hold down.
2. Loop the front section around the back and pull the hair into a simple knot.
3. Double knot the braid and pull tight.
4. Secure with an elastic hair tie and pull it under the knot to conceal.
5. Use a bobby pin to secure the hair into place.
6. Use a comb to settle the pony and voila!

XOXO

 

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Hair Bow

We’re back with yet another amazing tutorial from the hair guru’s in the studio! The hair-bow has blown up ever since Gaga stepped out on the scene in a platinum version on the top of her head. While it was definitely a paparazzi-stopper, the LuLu*s version is a little more modest with a half-up, half-down style and a neatly tucked bow.

Step-by-step:

1. Pull hair into half-up, half-down section
2. Band hair as if creating a ponytail, pull hair through until a loop is made
3. Part loop and secure with pins
4. Take bottom section of hair loop and wrap around multiple times to create bow “knot” and secure with pins
5.  Use pins to widen loops on each side to create the “bow” look
How will you rock this bow-tiful hairstyle?
xoxo
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BeautyNYFW Fall 2013 Beauty Trends

NYFW isn’t over yet but I’ve already picked out some of my favorite beauty trends from the runways. Which trend are you currently coveting? Share it with us below in the comments!

Big Hair Don’t Care: Voluminous locks were all over the place from Kate Spade to DVF, and of course Marc Jacobs brought the trend to a new level with teased curls and a major pouf.

Statement Eyes: Eyeliner is usually a NYFW fave but eyes were taken to a new level with dark wings at Monique Lhuillier, Edie Sedgwick inspired eyes at Rag & Bone and a luscious lavender pop at Jason Wu.

Pink Punchy Pout: Shades of pink and magenta were spotted all over the runways and made all of us swoon for a hot pink lip.

Nailed It: Nude and neutral nails were a major hit for many designers but Prabal Gurung chose a skinny triangle in the midst of olive hued nails for his show and Kate Spade went edgy with almond shaped nails and an accent stud to boot!

(images courtesy of WWD.com, EOnline.com, Celebuzz.com, HarpersBazaar.com, StyleCaster.com)