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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!!!!!

HOW TO USE A CURLING MASCARA PROPERLY

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Being totally honest, for years even I didn’t know how to use a curling mascara properly! But when I learned, I couldn’t believe the difference. I don’t even use a lash curler on myself when I use this technique with the curved brush. The combination of rotating the wand is a complete game changer. Here’s how:

TOOL:

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I tried to pick a model who has “normal” (meaning not too full but not too sparse) and straight-ish lashes to help show the impact of letting the curve of the brush hug the lashes to curl them. I mostly care that you try it yourselves and let me know how it worked!!

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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!

MICRONEEDLING 101

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

I tried microneedling by a professional a few months ago (thank you Mashell Tabe!) and have loved watching the transformation in my skin by continuing it at home 5 x a week. It plumps up the skin, making my fine lines look less visible. How? By activating epidermal growth factors kind of like a superficial acupuncture (think about it, if you get a little cut somewhere, your body sends all of its healing agents to the cut to repair it). A derma roller typically has over 500 stainless steel microneedles that roll over you skin making mini punctures as it goes. This benefits you in two ways: first it signals to your body to send healing soldiers to aid in collagen production and second it helps the serum penetrate deeper. Here’s how to do it at home:

 

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I was very afraid of the needles but it didn’t hurt and actually started to feel good LOL. I like to do it in the morning after showering because it really plumps up my skin for the day.