Posts Tagged ‘fast’

OH, BY THE WAY…

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Here are my favorite summer time styling secrets for blowing out your hair in this hot-hot-heat:

*During the summer months, open the window while you blow dry. If there’s no “new air” circulating, it can literally double your blow dry time. If it’s really humid outside, turn the air conditioning on while you blow dry instead. Don’t trap yourself in a teeny tiny bathroom with no air. Your blow out will take forever.

*Do your best to blow dry during the cooler part of the day– early morning, or late at night.

*Half way through your blow out, turn on the cold air setting and cool everything down. This will lower the temperature of your scalp and helps avoid trapping heat+ moisture near your scalp (which is what makes your hair frizz right back up)!

*If your hair always tends to frizz up after blow drying, coil it in a low, tight bun and let it set while you finish getting ready. Right before you head out, let the bun down + put a small amount of anti-frizz serum or argan oil through the ends.

*The key to blow drying on a hot day is getting it done quickly. You just want to hurry up and get it over with! If you have straight or wavy hair, keep brushing your hair with a flat/paddle brush while you’re blow drying. Water gets trapped between the hairs which is what keeps it wet. The quicker you separate the hairs and get air between them, the faster your hair will dry.

*My last hot weather blow drying tip:  always finish your summer time blow drying by using cold air for a full 2 minutes. It will make a huge difference.

xx Kristin

ON THAT NOTE…

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Sometimes you’ve gotta love super simple style. These girls got it just right. This is a great look to try over the weekend and should only take a couple of minutes! Create a deep side part and tease the crown area for a little volume. Grab sections from the lowest part of your front hairline (near your ears). Braid, rope, or twist them back. Tie it off with a clear elastic. This is amazing with a little natural, messy texture so maybe avoid using a brush on saturday morning and do this before heading to brunch instead. We love it paired with a blazer. Happy weekend!!

 

AU NATUREL

Au Naturel (video tutorial)

We affectionately call this look the No-Make-up Make-up, straight from the runways.  It’s also a great way to bring out your best features while looking like you’re naturally flawless.

•      Cover any redness, blemishes or dark circles with foundation or concealer.

•      Leave your brows bare.

•      Lightly coat your lashes with brown mascara.

•      Lightly swirl the apples of your cheeks with a light peach blush.

•      Finish with a sheer tinted lip balm.

XO Amy Nadine

 

 

 

THE BALLERINA BUN

This is both Lauren and my favorite look right now for so many reasons. It’s classic, it’s quick, it can make you look taller, and you can wear it with almost anything! The ballerina bun can be worn high up on the top of your head or down lower near the back of your neck. Either way, our favorite ”go-to-do” for anyone with collar bone length hair or longer.

• Tools: 1″ barrell curling iron, clear elastic or pony tail holder, smoothing + updo brush, 4-6 large bobby pins, firm holding hairspray.

• Using a 1 inch curling iron quickly curl all of your hair under.

• Flip hair over and gather into a high ponytail securing with an elastic or ponytail holder.

• Using your smoothing brush, back comb (lightly tease) hair. (This will help the bun look more voluminous!)

• Twist hair and wrap around the base to create your bun shape.

• Insert bobby pins along the base of the bun, securing it to your head.

• Spray all over with a firm holding hairspray and smooth down fly-aways.

TIP: I like to shake my head side to side to make sure it’s really secure before I finish.

xxkristin