Posts Tagged ‘holiday hair 2013’

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!

UPDO FOR SUPER THICK HAIR

PHOTOS/POST/GRAPHIC DESIGN: KRISTIN ESS

HIIIIII! We’re back with another updo for all you lovelies with super thick curly hair. According to your emails, it’s hard to source cute updos for thick curly hair but we have to put an end to that! Holiday parties are coming up quick and you might want to sport this! It’s such a simple + quick updo. It’s only 7 steps and depending on how you accessorize you can dress it up or keep it cool. Here we go!

You will need: 2 clear elastics or 2 thin ponytail holders that match your hair color, 5-7 large bobby pins, and a cute accessory of your choice!

  1. Start by putting your hair half up. I like to imagine where a headband would go and section from ear to ear. Tie it off with your elastic.
  2. Begin twisting the hair from your half-pony forward toward your face while pulling it toward the left (if that’s confusing, see image 2!) Gather hair as you go and begin creating the top section of your S shape.
  3. Gather more and more hair as you go and keep twisting. While working on the middle section, only take hair from the middle and sides of your head. Save the bottom hair (near the nape of your neck) for the bottom part of the S.
  4. Pin as you’re going along to make the updo as secure as possible.
  5. For the bottom section, gather the rest of the hair and create a large twist all the way down. Add another thin elastic for extra security.
  6. Now swoop that large twisted section under the rest, then pin it near the left ear. Tuck and remaining pieces (aka: the tail of your twist) into the updo to hide them.
  7. Accessorize with something sparkly and cute. This clip is from Anthropologie last year, but we did a DIY version of it right HERE!

Happy Holidays, curly girls!!