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NAILED IT!

photos by kristin ess, post created by lauren conrad

As promised, here is a step by step tutorial on how to do a candy corn manicure. This festive look is surprisingly simple to do and a fun way to show your halloween spirit. So give it a try and let us know how it goes…  Also, don’t forget to tweet us a photo of your finished manicure at @TBDoffical .  We love seeing all your fabulous results!

TOOLS

Orange nail polish

White nails polish

Yellow nail polish

Clear top coat

Tape

Scissors

STEPS

1. Paint your nails with 2 coats of orange nail polish.  It’s really important that you give these coats enough time to dry.  I would suggest allowing a few hours to be sure.  If you would like to play it safe, trying painting them the day before and rocking orange nails for a day. (That’s what I did)

2. Cut tape into strips of tape that are about 1/3 the width of the length of your nails.

3. Place a strip of tape horizontally on the center of each nail.  Press down on the tape securing it to your nail to guarantee clean edges between the colors.

4. Paint the exposed nail below the tape with 2 coats of white nail polish.

5. Paint the exposed nail above the tape with 2 coats of yellow nail polish.

6. Wait 5 minutes before carefully peeling the strip of tape off each nail. Like I mentioned is step number 1, it is important that the orange coat is completely dry so that the polish doesn’t come off with the tape.  Finish with a clear top coat and your done!

XO Lauren

TAPE EXTENSION TUTORIAL

PHOTOS: ANGELA+ITYLE/thebeautydepartment.com  post designed by kristin ess

TAPE EXTENSIONS are the newest type of extension to hit the American market. I started using these about 7 years ago on set in various ways. They can be done permanently by a professional in the salon (lasting 8-12 weeks) or temporarily at home (lasting 1-3 days). This tutorial walks you through the steps of doing them temporarily, at home.

Temporary tape extensions are good for several reasons. They can get you through a crazy haircut that just has way too many layers, they can add density to fine thin hair, or they can add length for a wedding or a fun night out. Once they’re in, they’re virtually undetectable. They lay completely flat and blend into your own hair better than any other extension I’ve ever worked with. They’re my go-to on photo shoots, red carpet clients and in the salon. Since we are unable to see you from here, we unfortunately can’t advise which one is best for your particular hair. Keep in mind that it’s important when buying ANY extensions to consult properly with the company or person you’re purchasing them from to make sure you’re getting the right color and texture.

TOOLS: tape extensions in matching color/texture, comb, sectioning clips, flat iron.

1. Part your hair horizontally just above the ear.

2. Take a strip of pre-cut tape extension and peel the backing off.

3. Lay the sticky side of the extension directly on the scalp. Press it in place with your fingertips to secure.

4. Take your next section 1-2 inches above the last section and repeat the same process until you reach the top. (Always stay an inch away from where you wear your hair parted on top so the extensions don’t peek through or show.) Repeat this process for the back sections if necessary.

5. Once hair is in, use your flat iron on a low heat setting to smooth over the top layer of  your own hair, blending it perfectly in to the extension hair.

6. Style as usual.

Removal: The company you purchase the extensions from should also have a remover/solvent for taking the hair out along with instructions on how to remove them. If for some reason you don’t have the remover, you can spray leave-in conditioner at the root where the tape is. Saturate well and let it set for 3 minutes. The extension should then come off easily and not pull your own hair.

Care: Remove tape, (shampoo, condition and dry when needed), re-apply new tape, and re-use.