Category: Hair

BeautyBehind the Scenes: Being Beautyilicious @ CHIKOKO

I recently went to a local (Chico, California) fashion show by a fashion collective named Chikoko. Despite my snobbish fashion thoughts, engrained from a few years in a snobby art school and shaped by extreme fashionista mentors, I came away with a newly founded respect for small town fashion ventures and the women who put them on. I got Josh Mills, one of the photographers at the event, to send me his flickr link and found these backstage pictures which captured a certain fresh beauty and brought out intriguing detail in the clothes that I missed in the chaos and energy of the runway. Here are some of the gorgeous gals and intricate clothes backstage and before the show.

I love the clean face and big hair! Her distressed boyfriend jeans with the relaxed worn leather handbag and booties are just too cute.

The hair stylists created long braids that wrapped around the models heads. The big hair with braids added a lot of romance and texture to the look of the night.

I loved this little mini dress with its soft pink, pieced, and layered look.The model’s tattoos and makeup added a lot of edge to the sweetness of the look.

Here the ever sooooo popular PINK is utilized in both their makeup and clothes. The texture in both outfits is intriguing. On the left, the bright makeup works well to accent the colors of the outfit and of the model’s red hair! On the right, the pieced crocheted dress is dainty and demure without being an understatement.

Keep posted for pictures of the event to come!

BeautyRed Heads Have More Fun

Red hair is as rare as it is beautiful. A vibrant color that always catches the eye, it’s as equally breathtaking in its natural shade as in its artificial versions. Christina Hendricks, who plays Joan on the hit series Mad Men is almost single handedly responsible for making me want to dye my dark brunette locks a vibrant shade of red.

A hair color that requires a lot of upkeep, going red and staying red is a quite a commitment. It’s also crucial to capture the right shade of red for your skin tone, whether it be warm-toned and coppery or on the cool side of the spectrum with purple undertones, etc.

Have any of you lovely ladies gone a daring shade of red? If so, any tips for making it last? Also, please share what you love about being a red head! 

BeautyHair Inspiration: Dita Von Teese

I am in love with the seemingly effortless glamour and flirty waves of Dita Von Teese’s hair style in the above pic. Inspired by hair of the 1940′s, Dita has perfected this look on her own, which in turn, inspired me to give it a try.

Dita recently tweeted on her Twitter page that she uses “Hot rollers in small+med sizes,” and sometimes “iron+clips” in order to set her hair into retro glam waves. I found the perfect YouTube tutorial which goes over how to style and set the rollers to achieve a similar look.

Now all I need are some good hot rollers. Any suggestions?

BeautyFast and Glamorous: The Simple Chignon

If you’re like me, rainy weather has you neglecting any attempts at hair styling and sporting a variety of caps all week instead. Now, while hats can be fun, it’s nice to change up your look every now and then. But while there’s so much moisture in the air, I find it pointless to spend time blow-drying and straightening when it’s all going to end up a frizzy mess.

That’s where the classic chignon comes in extremely handy.

A low bun pulled to the side of the head, a chignon is a simple style that can be as glammed up or as casual as you wish. I prefer it loosely gathered and pulled slightly off center. Add any clips or accessories, red lipstick, and those rainy days won’t look so daunting after all.

FashionTake a Bow

Feminine, flirty and fun, bows are taking the spotlight when it comes to fashion accessories!

Move over Minnie Mouse — this fun trend is no longer reserved for the girly girl, but for the girl with a unique, funky style. Tie ‘em up in your hair, sport ‘em as a pair of earrings or on a necklace, and you’ll be the bow of the ball!

Get in on the trend here at your favorite bow-tique with our Bowdacious Earrings [sold out!], Bow-tie-ful Lady Necklace and Bow Peep Earrings in Ivory.