Category: Hair

GeneralDIY: Saltwater Beach Spray!


Summer is fast approaching and as the weather warms up, the last thing we want to do is plug in a flat iron or any other hot tool to do our hair. This simple DIY will help you achieve saltwater kissed waves even if you don’t live anywhere near the beach. The best part is, this style takes less than 10 minutes to achieve and costs less than $10 for the materials. Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 3 tbsp. finely ground sea salt 
  • 3 squirts of water-based hair gel 
  • 1/4 tsp. coconut conditioner 
  • Tap water
  • 8-10 oz. spray bottle
 
 
1. Add all of your ingredients to your spray bottle and add enough water to fill it up. Shake vigorously until all ingredients are combined. 
2. Spray onto wet/damp hair and scrunch upward until a wave begins to form. Spray a small amount and scrunch as you go. Remember, less is more!
3. Either let it dry naturally or use a diffuser for a more tousled look 
And voila! Enjoy that fresh-out-the-ocean look anywhere and keep the spray bottle in your purse for touch ups throughout the day!

BeautyHow-To: Hair Chalking

Talk about non-committal, if you’ve ever wanted to add non-permanent color to your hair, then you might consider hair chalking. After seeing tons of fashion editorials that included casually-colored wisps, I decided to try out hair chalking with our daring studio assistant, Sarah. I used soft pastels from the art store, and because Sarah’s hair is light, it took color very well. The entire look took maybe ten minutes to complete.
Notes: Do not mix the soft pastels with any water (unless you have dark hair).
The chalk will naturally release throughout the day, so your look will eventually fade out.
hair chalking
hair chalking
What colors would YOU do?

BeautyMood Board: Hair Accessories

Ever woken up with your hair looking like a serious don’t? Then check out some of the fab accessories below, just the right touch for a perfect do!


 

BeautyWhat’s Up with Fringe Bangs?


 
Sure, girls like Zooey have been rocking the fringe bangs for years, but with the brow-grazing looks sweeping across the red carpet, it’s time to take a closer look. Stars like Jessica Biel, Liv Tyler and Rachel McAdams have most recently made the cut, following in the snips . . . er, steps . . . of celebs like Reese Witherspoon and Olivia Wilde.
 
(photos courtesy of zimbio)
 
What do you think of the fringe bangs? Who’s got the best look? 

BeautyAlexa Chung on the Cover of British Vogue!

Trendsetter Alexa Chung graces the cover of British Vogue for the June 2011 issue looking as beautiful as ever! With soft bangs and a tousled wave, her chic bob is picture perfect.
Alexa has been a hair icon for years and has been setting trends since she arrived on the scene! Check out some of my favorite hair looks from years past.
 
 
Similar to the Vogue cover, look this soft and feminine bob is the perfect length for Alexa’s face shape. The caramel hue makes her eyes look even more blue!
 
 
Alexa had a heads up on the ombre trend back in 2009. With dark roots and a lighter tone on the tips, Alexa was one of  the first to make this hairstyle sensation a hit!
 
 
Fixing the bangs into a chic side braid is the perfect way to get your hair out of your face while changing up the style. Keep it loose and tousled for a soft and easy look.
 
What do you think of Alexa’s styles? Which one is your favorite?