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).
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
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