Today I’ll also be posting the “Short Hair Chignon” video tutorial. This d-i-y gem will come in super handy if you don’t have an elastic based headband at home (as seen in the video).
You can use almost any kind of trim to make this headband– thick, thin, sparkly or not. These are great for brides, bridesmaids, or just going out to a fun party. Elastic ribbon can be found at the fabric store and usually costs around $1. Trim can also be found at the fabric store and ranges in price. In some cities you can find specialty stores that only carry trim. Good luck! Tweet us a photo if you make a headband!!
Hello dollies! Today’s video is dedicated to those of you with bobs and long bobs. A lot of emails come in regarding short hair and how hard it can be to dress it up. This is one of my favorite, long-lasting hairstyles for brides and party-going gals who are lacking length. Hope you guys love it as much as we do!!
TOOLS: elastic based headband, medium sized curling iron, light-hold styling cream, bobbypins, comb, hand mirror.
Start with an elastic based headband. (Learn how to make your own headband HERE!)
Curl the ends using a medium curling iron. (1″ or 1 1/4″ barrell is perfect. Giving the hair a little bend keeps the straight ends from popping out.)
Apply a small amount of product at the ends. (Ask your stylist for a light-hold styling cream. You just need something with a little hold to help keep things in place.)
Put the headband 1-2 inches behind the hairline and pin it to secure.
Take small pieces and twist them back + up. Tuck them into the headband and secure with a bobbypin if necessary. (Continue all the way around to the back. Lightly tease pieces with a comb if you have finer hair.)
Finish the back and use a hand mirror to check your balance. (Do a light round with hairspray if you need it!)
photos: kristin ess, www.flickr.com/photos/65932793@N03/6006476201 post designed by kristin ess
Sorry for the short hiatus last week, friends. We were out of the office shooting Lauren’s beautiful new holiday collection for Kohl’s. Be sure to check in tomorrow for our newest video tutorial… “Short Hair Chignon”. We get a lot of emails from you beauties regarding your short hair struggles. Tomorrow should be very helpful for those of you who never know what to do with a bob or (long bob) for a special occasion!
post designed by kristin ess photo: http://design-muse.blogspot.com/2009/11/vintage-packaging-design.html
Happy Friday, my darlings! Another shift in seasons is upon us. Are you looking forward to it? Leaves, coats, umbrellas + rain! One thing none of us are looking forward to is the dry scalp that often comes with a new season. I’m about to tell you something a little weird, but bear with me… Someone recently came into my studio and asked if I’d heard of Listerine curing dry scalp + flakes. How can you not find that comical?? After a laugh and a weird face, it dawned on me- Listerine is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial and it actually makes sense. Googled it like crazy and found all kinds of people who love this remedy and highly recommend it! Decided to give it a go. Tried it on myself and had one other person try it as well. SHOCKINGLY, it worked.
1/2 oz of original formula Listerine
1/2 oz of baby oil (to soothe and soften)
I shook it up in a bottle and used cotton balls to apply. (Tip your head back a little as you apply to be sure nothing gets on your face.) I left it for 5-10 minutes and then shampooed it out. I only did it for 3 days in a row but I’ve been reading that it can take up to one week. Honestly, not a flake on my scalp. I love that after 15 years of doing hair I can still be baffled by home remedies. If you do this at home please email, tweet or facebook us and let us know how it goes!
**if you have psoriasis or sensitive skin/scalp, talk to your dermatologist first!
photos by hannah scott stevenson post designed by kristin ess
Halloween is coming up quick! That means you need to start thinking about your costumes (if you haven’t already). Hopefully I can help simplify the hair part because I’m going to do some tutorials on halloween hair do’s! What hair styles do you guys want to learn to go with your costumes? 20′s hair? 40′s hair? Crazy curls? Mermaid hair? Tweet us, Facebook us or email me at email@example.com! I’m going to pick my favorite 4 looks and put some step-by-step photos together for you guys. So tell me… what are you going to be???