Posts Tagged ‘hairstyle’

THAT’S A WRAP!

photos: imaxtree+nymag post designed by Eunice Chun

When it comes to hair trends, it seems anything goes. Not so long ago, we created this tie-dye tutorial. It was so cool to see how many of you just went for it! At the time it seemed a bit wild, but you beauties embraced it, ran with it, and even created your own versions. We’re always going to need new (or renewed) hair ideas… and that brings us to today’s subject: turbans + head-wraps. When I think of turbans, I think South of France/Monte Carlo in the 1960′s and 70′s, and I think of eccentric women in fashion. On the runway this season, Anna Sui showed us the head-wrap look with print on print. Love the bow shape in front! Marc Jacobs showed a slightly more haphazard, d-i-y, frayed-edge version of the turban/head-wrap, which was equally cool in a different way. It was great to see fabric in the hair. It’s a bit different from our TBD curls and braids, but from what we can tell– you guys are always up for something new.

Turbans + head-wraps can be a little tricky to master and I think that’s often why people can’t get into this look. Or sometimes there’s just too much fabric and you end up looking like a fortune teller. Luckily, THESE gems were recently created. They’re made with amazing vintage fabrics and best of all, they’re wired! Since these gorgeous things are mold-able, you can twist them into a turban shape, a bow, tuck the ends for a more simple look or even wrap them to look like a regular ol’ headband. If you want to try to create the look with your own scarf at home, try using a thinner one so you’re not overwhelmed. Avoid slippery satin as it can be hard to keep in place. If you wear this look during the day, pair it with big glasses for a vintage feel. If you’re too scared to wear it out to dinner with friends, try wearing it to a flea market first. People there appreciate a vintage look.

Even if the turban thing isn’t your style, try it! If you find a fun way to wear it, tweet us a photo @TBDofficial! We love seeing (and retweeting) your personal style.

Xx Kristin

SHORT HAIR CHIGNON

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!!

Xx Kristin

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!)

 

GET EXCITED!

photo and post design by kristin ess

Okay, lady bugs! Our video tutorials are back. HOORAY! By far the #1 request in my inbox has been for THE FISHTAIL BRAID! After you watch this tutorial, all of you will know exactly how it’s done. I’m including one very tricky little secret and Lauren’s going to show you how it’s done. Even the most uncoordinated person will be able accomplish this intricate ‘do. That’s a big promise and I’m stickin’ to it. Don’t forget to stop by Friday!

Xx Kristin

IN A RUSH? FORGET THE BRUSH!


photos: Angela Kohler + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess

In a world where we can’t stop running late, the fun bun is probably the quickest way from A to Chic. This look comes in über-handy when you wake up late and you’re rushing out the door (or even if you have plenty of time). It’s such a high-brow/low-brow look. Meaning it can be paired with anything from jeans and a tank to a chiffon tiered dress. It’s amazing for the summer because some days when it’s really hot outside, all we want is to get that hair off our neck + shoulders! You can leave this plain & simple with no accessories, pair it with a headband or add a little sparkle by bobby-pinning in a jeweled brooch at the base. This works with ANY hair type from curly to frizzy to pin-straight. It’s also amazing for those days when you know your hair needs to be shampooed but you JUST DON’T WANNA! Spray some dry shampoo at the roots and follow the steps below. This is a more messy alternative to the ballerina bun

Step 1: If your hair is straight, use a 1″ curling iron to curl everything under. This will make it easier to tuck pieces into the bun. When they’re straight, they tend to pop out more. If you have wave or curl you can skip this step if you want to.

Step 2: Flip your hair over and gather everything into a ponytail on top of you head, securing it with an elastic ponytail holder.

Step 3: On the last time around with the ponytail holder, only pull the ponytail through half way.

Step 4: Take the loop you’ve created and spread it out. Don’t over think it. Just widen it and allow it to be somewhat messy.

Step 5: Take the tail end and wrap it around the ponytail base.

Step 6: Pin the end of the ponytail to the base using a couple of hair pins/bobby pins.

Step 7: Gently pull on pieces and then pin them. This will give your top-knot a slightly more messy texture.

Step 8: Spray a veil of medium hold hairspray all over. Don’t smooth down all of the fly aways, just lightly tuck the pieces that have gone rogue!

Enjoy the fun bun!

XX Kristin Ess