If you’re blessed with anything less than stick-straight hair, you likely have a full-time relationship with your blow dryer. With my thick, wavy hair, blowouts are my vice. I often pay $25+ for a professional straightening before big events. However, the salon bills can add up - especially for something that lasts only a couple of days - so I’ve spent time learning how to get the look at home. Here’s how you can perfect your blowout too (no stylist required): 1. After shampooing ... Continue Reading
Want straight hair? Learn how to blow dry it at home (no stylist required).
So you’ve embraced the long hair trend? Need a quick style but a ponytail won’t do? Here are a few of my fave braiding tutorials from around the web.
Long hair is definitely "in" - so perhaps you've embraced the chance to be frugal and canceled a few of your hair appointments. Unfortunately, long hair can also get unruly. Perhaps you've scoured Pinterest and learned how to curl your hair while you sleep - or maybe you've invested in products to tame the curls you naturally have. But what about those days when you have no time to prepare, and a ponytail just won't cut it? On those days I am grateful for the fact that long and flowing isn't ... Continue Reading
Check out the latest hair trends for 2012 – including romantic waves, ponytails, and braids.
One of the hottest “how–to” finds on Pinterest these days (you are on Pinterest right?) are hairstyles. After perusing different hairdos on the popular site, I’ve found myself wanting to do a little of everything to my hair - from chopping it, lengthening it with extensions, braiding it, adding a bright color to a few key strands, and blinging my locks with hair accessories. A new season invites change, and many women look to revamp their style with updated clothing and a fun ... Continue Reading
Top 5 strangest ways to go green – including cat hair, environmental bombs, and a biodegradable cell phone.
I have talked about numerous ways that you can green up your driving, green up your workplace, and green up your cleaning routine - now I want to talk about some of the "crazy" ways to go green. I recently read an article from EcoFriend on the Seven Most Weird Ways to Go Green and it got me thinking ... So I searched and found my top 5 strangest ways to go green. Environmentally Friendly Bombs Yes you heard me correctly, we have now found a way to blow someone to smithereens in an ... Continue Reading
Steps for adding semi-permanent bright colors to your hair, and maintaining them for several weeks.
I've had bright streaks of color in my hair for almost six months, and I get complimented on it nearly every day. It's fun to play around with, and because the colors are semi-permanent I can change them around as I feel like it. But, while it may be fun, it's definitely a lot of maintenance. Here's the process I go through to add and maintain semi-permanent hair color (I do all of it myself except for the bleaching): Bleach Blonde Unless you have very white hair naturally, you will want to ... Continue Reading
Get gorgeous, natural curls without visiting the salon.
I don’t know about you but I just about swoon every time I see Gisele’s stunning hair (like in this photo from her H&M ad). The color, the length and those gorgeous curls. How does she get them looking so natural and imperfect and polished at the same time? Here’s how to get them for yourself (no celebrity stylist required): Set the stage After towel-drying your hair, work through a conditioning oil like Moroccan Oil to add shine and tame frizz. Next, add a curling lotion to your ... Continue Reading
Get creative with homemade Halloween Costumes like fairies, scarecrows, and gypsies.
Not only is it less expensive to create homemade Halloween costumes for your kids, it gets your creative juices flowing and the kids can help with the preparations. Here are ten fun ideas for homemade costumes this year…. ScarecrowThis is always a family favorite. For the makeup, paint small circles on the cheeks, a triangle on the nose, and one vertical, short line above and below each eye. For the costume, grab one of dad’s old plaid shirts, big brother’s jeans and boots, and an old ... Continue Reading
Free up precious morning minutes by taking shortcuts to style your hair.
With the kids going back to school, mornings are even more hectic. It's not just you that needs to get out the door on time, your kids have to be ready to go too. One of the biggest stumbling blocks for getting ready in a flash is hairstyling. Here are some shortcuts that can drastically reduce your styling time to streamline the process and free up some precious minutes during the a.m. rush. Here’s a few ways to help you spend less time on your tresses: Sock it to 'em If you haven't ... Continue Reading