Posts Tagged ‘twist’

PIN IT TO WIN IT

photos+post: Kristin Ess model: Nora Wyman

This may seem like a simple task to some of you, but I find that a lot of people struggle with hiding a bobby pin. The best way to conceal your weapon is to slide the pin back up into the hair in the opposite direction that the hair is going (see image example). By doing this, you create the strongest support while hiding your bobby pin at the same time. This is how every section was pinned in our “Twisted Sister” updo tutorial. As wedding/prom season quickly approaches this trick should come in very handy.

A NEW TWIST

photos: angelaandithyle.com post designed by kristin ess

Time to mix up the mundane… This has always been one of our favorite ways to spice up the plain old ponytail. (more…)

SHORT STUFF

photos and post design: Kristin Ess

This updo/chignon was kind of a random discovery for short hair. My gorgeous client Katie, who has a long bob, was sitting in my chair and this happened so we thought we’d snap some photos and share since we get a lot of requests for short hair styles! (more…)

BRAIDY BUNCH

photo: kristin ess + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess

This week my little sister came to stay with me. Since we LOVE braids around here, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use her shiny brown hair to show you how to do this quick one. It’s similar to the waterfall braid, but much faster and less confusing.

  • Start this like a regular braid, but drop the top piece through to the bottom and leave it there.
  • Gently twist the 2 pieces you’re left with upward.
  • Add a new 3rd piece in between + drop it through.
  • Twist again and repeat. Keep going until you get to the back. Tie it with a clear elastic, tuck the end under, and secureĀ with a bobbypin.

Remember there are only 2 main steps to this braid: twist + add a new piece. Imagine you’re just making a twist with only two pieces, but each time you do, you feed a new piece of hair through before you make the next twist. So you never actually keep the new piece. It’s really easy once you get it going. Try it on a friend first so you can see what you’re doing and how the pattern develops. Then try it on yourself!

Xx Kristin