From floral headbands to Kool-Aid-colored strands, the hairstyles seen at the music festival of the year are always worth talking about. But, my favorite looks from this year’s Coachella are on the more conservative side. Fun, but totally wearable even outside of a two-weekend-long party.
Lea Michele’s subtle cornrow braid is a great way to add interest to an otherwise basic down ‘do. Create an extreme deep side part and separate out a two-inch section of hair just opposite your part. Create a very tight inside out French braid, securing it with a tiny clear elastic just below your ear.
Emma Roberts’ side braid is perfect for shorter hair lengths. Simply side part your hair and create a loose French braid using a three-inch section of hair. Secure with a tiny clear elastic and secure the braid with a bobby pin just above your ear.
Images: vanityfair.com and justjared.com
Today marks the first day of spring, so what better way to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather (for the east coast, anyway) than with a beachy hair how-to. I love this natural-looking, messy-in-a-good-way beachy hairstyle Renato Campora created for Kate Winslet’s Los Angeles Premiere of Divergent. Here’s how to recreate it:
Step 1: Apply John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse, $6.50 on clean, wet hair.
Step 2: Apply John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion, $6.50, concentrating on the roots to create volume, and blow-dry your hair.
Step 3: Once your hair is fully dry, use a one-and-a-half-inch curling iron to create voluminous waves by wrapping your hair around the iron.
Step 4: After letting your waves cool completely, finished the look with John Frieda Luxurious Volume All Day Hold Hairspray, $6.50 to add long-lasting volume to your waves.
Confession: I’ve got a lot going on right now. Between putting an offer in on a new house (fingers crossed that it all works out!), working full time and being a toddler mom and wife, my plate is pretty full. It leaves very little time for my passion: talking about beauty, playing with products and my favorite: experimenting with fun hairstyles — especially braided hairstyles. So, in lieu of posting a fun twisted tuesday braided hairstyle I’ve created myself, I’m simply going to share photos of the five looks I recently pinned. Lemme know what you think. Do you deem these pin worthy?
Double Braided Updo
Braided Faux Hawk
Messy Side Braid
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I shared some tricks on how to get a better blowdry on Monday, but wanted to follow that up with this quick (it’s seconds long) video of Andrew Carruthers, education director for Sam Villa, showing me how to tame a cowlick (or strong growth pattern) at the front of your hair. All you need is your go-to blowdryer and a fine-tooth comb. The secret is about redirecting the blowdryer and using the comb to pick up every single hair.
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