Posts Tagged ‘hair ideas 2014’

THE HEART BUN

PHOTOS/POST/GRAPHIC DESIGN: KRISTIN ESS

What can we say? We love love and tis the season! Got a bit inspired by all the Valentine’s Day buzz and decided to heart up. I did my best to make this something wearable for everyone and something that doesn’t look too young. It’s pretty simple and could be a cute look for a Valentine’s Day date. Here are the 7 simple steps to finding love in the hair…

You will need: bobby pins, 2 small ponytail elastics, a comb.

  1. Start by adding a little wave to your hair. Wand waves are great for this! Here we used this wand by TiGi which is only around $30!
  2. Next put your hair half up, separating into 2 small ponytails right next to each other.
  3. Now twist the right ponytail in a downward motion and slide a bobby pin into the base near the ponytail holder. This will keep it anchored as you twist.
  4. Next, wrap the ponytail up and over as you see in photo 4 to create the top of the heart. Keep twirling in the same direction.
  5. Add bobby pins to these 3 places.
  6. Repeat on the other side.
  7. Add one more bobby pin at the bottom of the heart for extra security.

Here is an extra shot a little further away + a shot from the front. We think it’s super cute and wearable because it just looks like a simple half up bun situation from the front.

Hope you all have a nice Valentine’s Day! If you do this to your hair, don’t forget to share it with us @thebeautydept on instagram!

HOLIDAY HAIR IDEA

PHOTOS/POST/GRAPHIC DESIGN: KRISTIN ESS

Annnnnd we’re back with another holly jolly hair idea for you party-going pretties. Could be cute for any occasion, to be honest, but particularly sweet for the festivities this time of year. This dutch crown braid is easy to acheive if you know how to dutch braid (aka: inside out braid). Here’s how it’s done.

  1. Start with a little wave in your hair. We used this wand to get perfect waves (bonus… that wand is wayyyy less expensive than most and we love it!) If you already have natural wave, you’re good to go. (Curly girls can do this as well! Just skip by #2)
  2. This is about the amount of wave you should have. Not too perfect, just quick, subtle waves.
  3. Pull half of your hair back where you imagine the braid going and then gently pull some of your fringe/bang area out to soften the look. Better to pull those pieces out now than once you’ve already braided them in!
  4. Start the dutch braid from the part and going down toward your ear. Don’t worry about scalp showing. We’ll take care of that in step 8.
  5. Once you get just above the ear, start doing a regular 3 strand braid.
  6. Make sure you braid it far enough so it will reach the back/middle of your head. For this look, I wanted the hair to go under the occipital bone which is that little bone on the back of your head. Right below it there’s a curve and that’s where you’re going to want to secure this braid, so make sure it reaches there.
  7. Now tie it off using a small clear elastic.
  8. Fatten up the braid by gently pulling it apart. Bulking up the braid will hide any unwanted scalp showing up front.
  9. Do exactly the same thing on the other side.
  10. Pull the braids together to meet in the back. Weave one of the braids through the other one.
  11. Pin it below the occipital bone using a couple of bobby pins.

Voila! Party time, people. Enjoy this half updo and if you wear it out and about we want to SEE IT! Tag us on instagram @thebeautydept!