Posts Tagged ‘fourth of July’

TWO WAYS TO TIE A HEADSCARF

post: KRISITN ESS + JESSICA SWANSON

post: KRISITN ESS + JESSICA SWANSON

Cultivating the perfect look with a headscarf can be as much a challenge as getting through the long days leading up to a holiday weekend! But we gotchoo- once you’ve read through this tutorial, you’ll be closer to locking down both tasks. Scarves are a such chic way to add color and pattern to your poolside ensemble, protect your locks from unnecessary UV rays, and are oh-so-versatile. The trick is tying them up in a way that doesn’t look too contrived or costume-like (unless it’s a THEMED Fourth of July party…we feel like Rosie the Riveter would be a big hit…) Creating great texture on hair left down or pulled into a tousled updo are key to keeping the look modern, so we put together two beginner looks to show you how:

scarf hair tutorial the beauty department

  1. Our first look works on a variety of hair types, but you’ll need a little length to play with– at least a lob. THIS is a great way to encourage natural waves and curls for texture! We begin by folding THIS SCARF into a triangle, then twist it into a long, lean silhouette, like a headband.
  2. Center the scarf across the front of your hair, playing with placement until you’re happy with the amount of hair framing the face and the position of the scarf OVER the top layer of your hair (see photo). Tuck in the tip of the triangle in the front center that may peeking out.
  3. Tie into a knot at the nape of your neck.
  4. Begin wrapping the underneath hair from one side up and into the twisted scarf, tucking as you go.
  5. Continue tucking hair until you reach the other side.
  6. Now you can make any adjustments to the final look – we pulled out a few wayward curls here and there to enhance the free-spirited vibes of the style.

The final look. Someone get this girl to a backyard BBQ, stat!

scarves hair the beauty dept

aaaaaaaand…

hair scarf tutorial

  1. Our second look works great over soft FLAT IRON WAVES. Begin with your scarf. Here we used THIS ONE folded into a triangle.
  2. Lay the triangle on the top of your head, with the point of the triangle laying on your forehead, then wrap the two back corners around to the front and tie once, over the triangle (see photo).
  3. Tuck the tip of the triangle into the previously tied portion.
  4. Tie a final knot over the previous one. Then you can move the scarf around a little until you’re happy with the placement. Tuck in any corners that might be too square on the sides.

The final look. This KWEEEEN is Palm Springs pool party ready!

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These are just two looks to get your creative energy flowing, but there are surely many more possibilities! Don’t forget to tag us on INSTA @thebeautydept if you have a fun way t0 wear your fave scarf!

NAILED IT!

Every year, we get really into the 4th of July mani. You might remember THIS ONE from last year. Let’s do it again! Here’s another idea for creating a super cute mani for a “Festive Fourth”! (more…)

NAILED IT!

photos: LaurenConrad+KristinEss post designed by kristin ess

As you may have noticed, I’m slightly obsessed with doing fun things on my nails these days. Holidays are always a great excuse to get creative. Here’s my Independence Day inspired manicure. I used the stick-on nail polish in blue + white nautical stripes and added one simple solid red nail to each hand.

1: Tools- clear base/top coat, red nail polish, stick-on nail polish strips, nail file, cuticle nippers (optional)

2: Apply a thin base coat, and then fit the correct nail polish strips to each finger. Skip any random one you want and leave it for the red polish. I chose the ring finger.

3: (Optional) Cut the excess off with cuticle nippers or scissors.

4: File the edges. This will give you a perfect edge with the nail polish strip.

5. Paint the plain nail red. I did 2 coats.

6. Go over everything (polish strips + red nail) with a clear top coat.

I hope you all have a great 4th of July. Be safe. Can’t wait to see your photos!

XO Lauren