Category Archives: Hairstyle How-Tos

How To: DIY Clip-In Hair Extensions

How to DIY Clip In Hair Extensions BlondeLadies, have no fear! Hair extensions are some of the most exciting and fun beauty products to experiment with: using extensions, you can instantly transform your look and actually experience what a new hairstyle would be like in your usual day-to-day.

Traditional glue-in and weave types of extensions are difficult both to put in and take out (hello, physical damage), and it’s best to have a professional do either. The solution lies in clip-ins, which have improved immensely since their days as a Halloween party alternative to a bad wig.

Here’s a guide on how to put in clip-on extensions all by your resourceful little self (although help from a friend is very useful in this scenario – I recommend the one who helped you move or gives you rides to the airport, she’s already used to being exploited for her kindness):

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Beauty Tips: Brightening Dull Hair

how-to-prevent-dull-hairI mentioned having problems with dullness in my hair recently, so I thought a post about some solution might be of use to any of my readers who despise those Pantene ads where Laetitia Casta’s hair looks like a big brunette ribbon of glossiness.

Unfortunately, I have to tell you that it’s your fault your hair looks like dishwater. Too much heat styling (of which I am also guilty) causes dullness due to the loss of moisture. So if you must blow dry every time you shampoo, or perhaps you’re in permanent love with your flat iron (this means you!) – lay off. It’s not helping!

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How To: Choose The Right Haircut

Most of you ladies have probably gotten a haircut that looked beautiful – that day, at least. But we have to live with our hair every day, not just when we’ve come straight from the salon. The key to getting a great, versatile haircut that you can wear up, down or in between is choosing one that works for your hair type. Here’s a simple guide to choosing a cut perfect for your hair type:

Jessica Alba Wavy HaircutIf you have naturally thick, wavy hair:

Choose a haircut that’s blunt across the bottom, then layered evenly throughout. (This amount of layering would look too choppy on fine hair, but it works with your thick locks. You lustrous girl, you.)

For styling: blow-dry with a diffuser attachment, then touch up those face-framing curls using a curling iron with a medium sized barrel (try 1 1/2 inch). You can also create curls all over with the curling iron, then break them up gently with your fingers to create a sexy, disheveled look.

Your celebrity hair double: Jessica Alba (Now if she’s your celebrity body double, don’t talk to me.)

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Hairstyle Guide: Make a Low Ponytail Look Gorgeous!

Low Ponytail Hairstyle How ToLately, I’ve seen a lot of girls sporting a low ponytail. Whether spending a day at the beach, running errands, or dressing up for a date or Girls’ Night Out, this flexible hairstyle looks great on everybody – but if not styled properly, this look can be a bit, well, boring.

Since it’s such a growing trend (and super cute!) I’ve got some ways to make yours unique. Try these out and you’re guaranteed to look fab:

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How To: Tame Your Curly Hair

How to Tame Your Curly Hair Redhead Curly Hairstyle Curls jpgDid you know that 65% of women in the US have naturally curly hair? It’s true. Don’t fight your curls, girls – embrace them! You can style without spending 3 hours with a flat iron. Here’s a quick guide on making your natural frizz look sleek and controlled:

1. Prepare your hair: Curly hair is generally on the drier side and tends to frizz more, so don’t use a harsh shampoo; instead, go sulfate-free, condition like a madman and opt for a small amount of leave-in conditioner – we recommend Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock Leave-In Moisturizer.
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