Posts Tagged ‘kristin ess hair’

A MAGIC CLIP FOR LOBS AND BOBS

photos: kristin ess, post: jessica swanson

photos: kristin ess, post: jessica swanson

While your lob/bob is super cute and chic, there are still days you may envy the girls who can effortlessly throw in a top knot and go about their business. Usually those are the days you want to crash at the local “Cooling Center” because the temps hit record high. So while recently cruising the air conditioned aisles of H&M, I was thrilled to find THIS versatile and easily-workable clip, that is as attractive as it is helpful in a short hair updo. We worked two looks with this clip, but no doubt you could create many more. Here is one for our BOB girls and one for ladies who LOB:

While this first look (up top) seems slightly complex, it really breaks down to being a simple three-step process. We first worked some texture into the hair with THIS iron and THIS technique, which helps the clip to grip better and hides potential frizz from the heat and humidity. Then we pulled the hair from the top of the head and crown back into a bun just above the occipital bone (the bone in the back of your head that sticks out slightly), and tied it into a bun with a HAIRBAND. Then we repeated the previous step with the hair left underneath. Any hair that doesn’t reach (in this case, the hair above the ears) can be twisted back in between the two buns, then slip the clip in horizontally to hold those pieces and anchor the overall look. You’re done! Treat yourself to an iced coffee.

the beauty department hair clip short hair

For our second look, utilizing the textured waves from the previous style, we pulled a small bit of hair back from above the ears in a slight twist, then slipped the clip in horizontally. Voilà!

We want to see your creativity! If you recreate the looks from above, or invent your own way to use this clip, tag us on IG @thebeautydept.

THE BEST WAY TO SIDE PART

how to side part your hair the beauty department

Here at Beauty Department, we throw our emoji praise hands up to a well-executed side part. It adds just the right touch of Cali-chic to those it-girl waves, and looks effortlessly cool. However, what appears to be a simple hack can quickly escalate into dozens of lost minutes in front of the mirror with a comb and deflated disposition. Go too far over and you lose body and movement on the weaker side; get over zealous forcing an imperfect part and you wind up with an outdated zigzag pattern. Here’s a simple, no-fail trick to create balance that flatters your features.

side part hair the beauty department

All you need is a tail comb and a mirror. The main objective is to create a side part in front only while the majority of your hair is actually parted down the center. This gives the illusion that you’re working a side part or hair flip while your look remains balanced and full on both sides. This is one of my favorite secret tricks to styling a lob or a bob for photos. It also works like a charm with updos and chignons! From the straight on, it just looks like a normal side part.

side part trick

This will come in very handy for those with loads of hair and little hair alike. Balancing the amount of hair distributed on on each side is important for both maximum fullness and for decreasing fullness, depending on your goal! Try this trick and let us know how it works for you!

GRADUATION HAIR HACK

PHOTOS + POST: KRISTIN ESS

PHOTOS + POST: KRISTIN ESS

You’ve shown up (most days), spent long nights cramming and probably have zero time to think about what your hairstyle is going to be at your graduation ceremony, let alone how it’s going to work with that sweet tassled cap. Don’t worry, we gotchoo! I have a little trick I like to use when any kind of hat is involved and I’m going to share it with you along with the 3 things you’ll need to keep your hair looking legit all night.

the beauty department graduation hair

  1. Start by putting the cap on your head and get it to a comfortable place.
  2. Once you’ve settled on a comfy spot, mark the stopping point of the cap in the back of your head using a bobby pin.
  3. Create a gorgeous PONYTAIL (see tutorial) or CHIGNON (see tutorial) below that bobby pin.
  4. Throw your cap back on!

graduation hair cap hack

If you’re wearing your hair down:

  1. Stretch out a bobbypin so it doesn’t leave a crease on your hair!
  2. Mark the spot where your cap stops. (You can do this in front and in back if you want!)
  3. Curl all of your hair under the bobby pin marker.
  4. Put the cap back on.

graduation hair idea hat 2016

Once you graduate and you’re ready to remove the cap, you’ll want to freshen up the top of your hair if you’re wearing it down. For that you will need to take a few things along with you in your purse…

graduation hair with cap the beauty dept

graduation cap hair trick bobbypin

Annnnnd… I saved my favorite hack for last! IF you own your cap (don’t do this if you’ve rented it), pierce a tiny hole along the ridge of the cap somewhere above your ear and slide a bobbypin through it to ensure that cap won’t go flying off as you cross the stage or during photos! Do it on both sides and one in the back if you need it!

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2016!!!!!

ROSE HAIR TUTORIAL

PHOTOS + POST: KRISTIN ESS

PHOTOS + POST: KRISTIN ESS

So you know when you’re on snapchat and you use that dreamy rose filter and your hair color  looks like it has the teeniest bit of rose in it? Ashley and I decided we wanted that to be on her head… all day, every day, IRL. We wanted something new and fun for her character in her upcoming spin off of Young & Hungry. (Not to mention it will match perfectly with every palette and lip in her widely anticipated ILLUMINATE by Ashely Tisdale makeup line!) Once we posted these photos, we got a ton of people wanting to know how to get it so we wanted to share!

ashley tisdale hair color rose filter irl

Rose Filter IRL is the prettiest and so easy to achieve and I’m going to show you how you can do it at home. It’s safe and as temporary as you want it to be. You can keep it up or it can fade away in 2-3 washes. Whatever you decide, here’s how it’s done!

rose hair pink hair tutorial the beauty department

You have to start with naturally blonde, pre-lightened (bleached) or highlighted hair. This won’t really show up on dark hair because it’s so pastel but if you have blonde highlights throughout your dark hair it will be great! If you need help on doing that yourself– go HERE!

at home hair color rose pink hair diy

Jess has a couple of clip-in extensions and we’re going to color those seperately, using the same color.

rose quartz rose filter at home hair color

This is an extremely simple process. You will need 3 (maybe 4) things…

  • A color bottle
  • THIS PASTEL COLOR ( once you click here, use the drop-down menu to select “rose quartz”)
  • 2 oz warm water
  • gloves (optional)

Steps:

  • mix your color and water in a applicator bottle and take it into the shower.
  • shampoo hair in the shower.
  • apply your color all over in the shower and wait 5 minutes.
  • rinse hair thoroughly.
  • condition with your normal conditioner.
  • air dry or blow-dry

rose filter irl rose gold hair at home

For extensions:

  • do the same thing, just in the sink.
  • never color them while clipped into your hair. it will definitely complicate things.

rose filter rose gold ashley tisdale kristin ess

This is the final look on blonde hair. Results may vary based on tone of your blonde hair. The thing I love most about this is it’s just a little hint of rose– not full blown pink. In the sunlight it’s neither here nor there, a little blonde and a little pink! It washes out quickly so the commitment is minimal and it’s easy to do on yourself (PERFECT for this long, sunny, upcoming MD weekend!)

Would love to see photos if you end up getting this and trying it! If you use it, tag us on insta @thebeautydept and we’ll repost!