I’ve been wearing mine!!! Have you?
View from the top:
Yes, it’s kinda messy, but I had been dancing all night in it!!!
I declare that it is Mohawk Monday!! I am rocking one today. How about you?
I love them and think everyone should wear one at least once. Here are my favorite mohawk/fauxhawk tutorials:
Elegant (from Day 21), which is great for medium/long hair.
Great for shorter hair:
Great if you have 30 minutes and a friend:
Yes, this looks rather time consuming, but it’s so pretty! I’m guessing if you have thinner hair, you could instead just make little buns/pin curls up the back and then curl the top to get a similar effect. What do you think?
The original inspiration:
Which one is your favorite?
Yes I am sampling heavily from The Beauty Department, but they have so much great stuff!! Just check out this spiffy way of spicy up your pony tail.
Some days you just don’t wanna. For those days, we made you this! Seems like we’ve been seeing pictures of this lovely look everywhere. It’s definitely an easy, gorgeous spring/summer ‘do. Here’s how to get this very uncomplicated knotted ponytail:
-light holding styling mousse
-small clear elastic
1) Apply a light holding styling mousse all over from roots to ends for texture and seperation. Hair can be damp or dry. (If it’s dry, be sure it’s a light holding mousse or you could end up with a strong holding mess.)
2) Separate the hair over your shoulder into two pieces. The piece from the back should come forward and down (see photo).
3,4) Using your girl scout skills, tie hair into a simple knot.
5.) Secure the two ends together using a clear elastic. Once it’s in there, slide it up underneath the knot to conceal it.
6) I like to throw a bobby pin in there for extra security.
7) Back comb the ponytail a little for texture and then comb through it with your fingers to settle it.
Tip: Once the steps are complete, tug on it and mess it up a bit. This look is better when it’s a little disheveled!
You have two minutes? Well good! That means you can learn how to wrap a scarf around you head and still look awesome!
Boom! I’m all over this.
And here are two more for funsies!
This takes longer, but again, you just watch and learn.
Thanks Joanna for sharing this with me!! I love it, love it, love it!
If you’re short on time, but want to see the highlights, check out:
This is quite a pretty look. I can see how this could be edgy, but also rather elegant if dressed up. I love it. It’s simple and totally doable. Clearly, getting the proportions is important, otherwise the technique is pretty straight forward.
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This one technique can create an infinite number of styles. It’s my favourite styling trick and it’s so easy to do but creates far more complicated result that will make people stop you and ask “how did you do your hair?” wherever you go.
I’ve shown the twist & pin in curly hair here and here is a straight hair example.
First step, decide if you want a part or if you want some height at the front. Then take small sections of your hair and twist it round your finger like so.
Then grab a bobby pin and pin through both sides of the twist like so and try and anchor the pin the either the hair below or another twist.
Keep going until all your hair is twisted and pinned. It really is as simple as that.
Go on and have a practice yourself. Two simple tips –
- Buy some good quality hair pins, the stronger the pin the more hair it will hold.
- Try and hide all the ends for a smart finish or leave them out for a more relaxed look.
Short hair – I adopted this technique when I was growing out a short haircut so it’s perfect for shorter styles and bobs. You won’t get really round twists but you can really create a dynamic style.
Long hair – if your hair is too thick or too long to manage in individual twist & pins, section your hair into a ponytail and then take sections from within the ponytail and twist and pin all around the ponytail to hide the elastic. Once you have worked out a few styles this way, experiment with two or more ponytails – one above the other – so you can created different shapes with the twist and pin.
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Love love LOVE!! Here’s another fun one from the Beauty Department.
TOOLS: small barrel curling iron (we used 5/8″), sectioning clips, silver 2-prong setting clips, 2 clear elastics, large bobbypins, a large soft bristled flat brush, comb, hairspray, and a headband (optional).
- Start with clean, dry hair (straight, wavy, or curly… just make sure it’s completely dry)
- To remove excess length and weight, you’re going to want to braid the bottom hair and pin it up so it’s out of the way. Part your hair from ear to ear in the back of your head + clip the top half up.
- Create two braids.
- Pin the two braids flat against your head in the back. It helps if you lay them in a zigzag pattern. Use large bobbypins for more support.
- You want all of the curls to go TOWARD your face. In order to create a pattern in the hair, your curls need to be lined up. They should all be the same size and going the same direction. To get the right pattern, I always I like to pretend I’m laying a brick wall and you should do the same! For this particular look, take sections that are about the same size as your pinkie finger. Wrap them tightly around the outside of your curling iron. Equally important is the size of your iron. It must be small. Anything over 3/4″ will just give you big waves. Check the beauty supply and/or google for smaller irons! Curling will take a lot of time, but it’s SO worth it.
- After you curl the hair, clip it in place and allow it to set.
- See how Lauren’s curls are all going the same direction and are the same size? That’s what you want. Let it set for as long as you can. The longer, the better. Put your makeup on while you wait, or if your costume/dress goes over your head, put it on now to avoid messing it up later.
- When the hair has cooled entirely, release all of the curls (don’t pull them apart with your fingers). Using a large soft bristled flat brush, start brushing the curls out. Give it a couple hard brush strokes and then switch to a lighter stroke (repeat if necessary). The pattern will begin to develop. Look down slightly and brush hair toward your face. Brushing everything toward your face is best for bringing out the pattern.
- If you have a lot of hair, it’s optional to pin one side back like Lauren is doing in the shot so that the hair doesn’t overwhelm your face.
- Grab a section of brushed out curls. Hold the very bottom of the curls with one hand. Using a comb, tease (using long upward strokes) with the other hand. You should only need 1 or 2 strokes to get it into the “bob” shape.
- Spray the section with a strong holding hairspray and then tuck the extra hairs. Pin in place using a large bobbypin or two.
- Add a headband, comb, head dress, or barrette for sparkle!
I want these sponge roller! I wonder if they’d hold all of my hair though?
Last year for February I posted a number of videos from this gal. I like her stuff, and I enjoy her subtitles
Her bendy hair rollers are 1.3” and are available on http://www.jumbocurlers.com These jumbo curlers are made of soft foam / sponge perfect for overnight sets.
Do you prefer to use sponge roller, hot sticks, or pin curls?
Have you ever had a bad hair day? What a silly question….right? Well, if today is one of those days, I have a suggestion of what you can do and it will take you less than two minutes to get it together.
Quick and mute – just how I like my hair tutorials