Category Archives: Hairstyle How-Tos

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5 Best Tips for Growing Your Hair Out

Do you dream of having long, flowing hair? You can get luscious locks in less time than you think. Skip the extensions and grow out your hair the natural way. Take a look at our best tips for speeding up the process.

  1. Use Natural Hair Products

Your hair is only as strong the hair care products you use on it. Using wholesome nourishing natural hair products gives your hair the vitamins and minerals it needs to reach its full potential. Healthy hair grows the fastest. If you’re unsure about how much or what kinds of products you should be using, check out Into the Gloss’s Guide to Hair Care Products. Continue reading “5 Best Tips for Growing Your Hair Out” »

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Let Me Blow Ya Mind With These DIY Blowout Hacks

Dude, my hair blows. At least once a day it does – I’m a blowdry addict.

If you’re longing to recreate that perfect blowout you get at the dry bar, follow the below tips: Continue reading “Let Me Blow Ya Mind With These DIY Blowout Hacks” »

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When it Comes to Hairstyling, Pink Out Loud!

Who doesn’t love being stylish for a cause? More importantly, what girl doesn’t love PINK?

Paul Mitchell has brilliantly combined these interests in their fabulous #PINKOUTLOUD campaign, a partnership with Bright Pink which focuses on prevention and early-detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

paul-mitchell-limited-edition-pink-out-loud-express-ion-dry-hairdryerIn support, they’ve released a bunch of fab new styling goodies including my favorite, the official Express Ion Dry+ hairdryer. Not only is it the best hairdryer I’ve ever used (hello, LCD display and FIVE temp/speed settings + diffuser and cool shot), but it’s sups-adorbs and for a good cause to boot!

How can you help support this stylish and generous effort? Here are a few easy ways (2 out of 3 won’t cost you a dime either):

  • Capture your best pink lipstick selfie, leave a mark on a lover or snap a pic of a friend blowing the world a kiss, and share the images on your social channel with #PINKOUTLOUD to help create social buzz and inspire the women we love to be proactive and seal their long-lasting wellness with a kiss;
  • Donate at Brightpink.org’s page; or
  • Text PINKOUTLOUD to 59227 to sign up for Bright Pink’s monthly Breast Health Reminder™ text with tips to be Breast Self-Aware, and encourage the women in your life to do the same!

To learn more about Paul Mitchell’s PINK OUT LOUD! campaign, please visit www.paulmitchell.com/pink. They have fab versions of their straightener and Super Skinny Serum supporting the campaign too!

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Redhead Cosplay Character Ideas – 55 Of Them!

I LOVE being a redhead, and one of my favorite things about it is using my hair as a centerpiece in costumes. Cosplay as a redhead is quite easy – there are a multitude of characters primed and ready for gingerfied costuming.

How does this differ from our list of Halloween costume ideas for redheads? Cosplay (in my estimation) tends to favor source material from the geekiverse (particularly anime/manga and videogames), whereas regular costumes derive more from general knowledge.

Also, while Halloween costumes are pretty occasion-specific and often involve scary (and/or lazy) elements, cosplay can be worn to cons throughout the year and usually involves a fair amount of effort in putting the ensemble together. As such, it may benefit you to read both lists in order to get a full list of costumes together. Continue reading “Redhead Cosplay Character Ideas – 55 Of Them!” »

DIY Dip Dye Haircolor Tutorial Feature

Dip Dye Reverse-Ombre DIY Haircolor


This post is sponsored by Bigen.

If you’d asked me a month ago, I’d have said I’d never change my hair. In fact, many SD fans bemoaned the idea at all – my lion-clown mane is my signature, they said. Alas, I’m first and foremost a beauty blogger, and we all must grow and change.

So I did it all by myself, like a big girl and in the My Little Pony parlance of our times decided to do a dip dye, reverse-ombre kinda look. To clarify for those interested (and to soothe the OCD colorists out there), let’s talk about what these terms actually mean and the difference between them: Continue reading “Dip Dye Reverse-Ombre DIY Haircolor” »