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How To Make A Perfect Ponytail. Richard Ashforth shows you how to make a perfect ponytail.

How To Make A Perfect Ponytail

Richard is the International Creative Director from top hairdressing company, Saco. And here he shows you how to perfect that traditional ponytail haircut. Step 1: Apply salty water Mixing some salt into water. Step 2: Make hair bungee Using a hair-band and two kirby-grips make the hair bungee. Step 3: Brush hair Brush hair back through your hand towards a point at the back. Step 4: Tilt head back to avoid sagging When positioning your pony-tail, tilt your head back in order to avoid a loose section underneath. Step 5: Position pony-tail Position pony-tail between crown and oxhibital bone. Step 6: Use hair bungee Wrap pony-tail in hair-bungee and fix using kirby-grip. Step 7: conceal hair bungee Using a strand of hair, wrap round the bungee to conceal it. Step 8: Smooth finish with hair spray Apply hair spray to finish any loose hairs and complete the look.

How To Style a Fishtail Braid. We love the look of fishtail braids!

How To Style a Fishtail Braid

This trend is incredibly easy to style, even on your own hair. Kinsey and I photographed the steps so you can try it out for yourself... Here's how to style a fishtail braid... 1. Part your hair into two even sections. 2. Take a small strand of hair (preferably from underneath so that it wraps around the entire seciton) from one section and bring it over to the other side.

Next, we had a crazy idea... weave pieces of yarn into the braid? 1. We thought it was pretty cute! Sock Curls. Maiden Braids. Last month I did a makeover story with Kelsie and had many requests for a maiden braid tutorial.

Maiden Braids

Yesterday she came in and we photographed these simple step by steps. Kelsie has extremely long and thick hair, but anyone with shoulder length or longer can do these braids (see my photo below for an example). Steps 1-2: Braid two strands on each side of a center part. Steps 3-5: Wrap braids around the crown of your head and pin in place with one pin each. Step 6: Arrange braids so that they cover the front of your head like a headband. Steps 7-8: Pull the rest of the hair into a ponytail and pin it into a cute messy bun. Step 9: Add final pins and spray. The Cascade/Waterfall Braid. The waterfall braid also known as the cascade braid recently exploded as the new "trend braid" of the season.

The Cascade/Waterfall Braid

The waterfall effect looks cool and complex, but it's easier to style than you think. Give this beautiful braid a try when Beautylish takes you through the how-to! Section Off The waterfall braid works best on straight or loose waves. Brush out all the knots with a wide tooth comb. Braid As Usual Braid your strands regularly three times, beginning from the right strand. Drop the Strand This is where it gets tricky. Step and Repeat Repeat this process—French braid the left strand, drop the right strand, and pick up an adjacent new piece. Pin and Secure Once you've reached a comfortable point to stop your braid, secure it to your scalp with bobby pins. Fishtail It! Braid the remaining piece of hair left from your cascade into a fishtail braid. Accessorize Add a cute bow or flower to hide your bobby pins and give this look some extra hair flair. Teal Fishtail.

Tipped Out. Adele Oh I love it!!

Tipped Out

I am blonde, but not sure I would dare do this to my own hair!!!! 07-20-11 » 10:03 am » Addie I absolutely LOVE this…. and if something went wrong, all you have to do is cut it off… Although, from experience, coloring blonde hair is not as great as you would expect… the color fades way faster than you would think b/c when you bleach darker hair, it kind of damages it, so the color really soaks into the hair, with blonde hair, it isnt damaged, so it doesnt soak in as well…Im such a nerd, sorry 07-20-11 » 10:08 am » Paige Seriously wishing I was blonde right about now to do this to my tips!

Or would it still look cool with brown hair? 07-20-11 » 10:10 am » Kelly i’m dark brown and would try it if my hair were a bit a longer – i say go for it! 07-20-11 » 10:17 am » Sara I absolutely ADORE this look. Rag Roll Curls. I love the look of naturally curly hair!

Rag Roll Curls

My sweet friend, Katie, told me about rag rolling. It's a quick and simple way to get natural looking curls without using a curling iron! I asked her to share her method here on A Beautiful Mess because I knew you'd be itching to learn like I was! Enjoy... You'll need some cut fabric strips, a comb and some water. How to rag roll your hair- First, dampen the bottom of your hair (the part you plan to roll) using a spray bottle. Have fun styling! Cute Bun. Comb your hair carefully to eliminate any tangles or knots.Take some hair from the top of your head. 3.

Cute Bun

Tie off this hair with a hair elastic. 4. Don't pull off the ends. 5. 6. 7. 8. Knot Ponytail. Holiday Hair. Side Chignon 1.

Holiday Hair

Using a round brush, blow-dry hair smooth and straight, focusing on the top sections. 2. Once dry, use a large-barrel curling iron to create waves from the ears down. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Half and Half 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Looking for something a little more low maintenance? Hair Bow Inspiration. Summer Braids. Braids, pleats, or plaits—whatever you call them, we're absolutely loving all things twisted in hair this season.

Summer Braids

Beautylish brings you the three hottest braid trends this season and three easy braid DIY tutorials to replicate the look yourself. Who needs a headband when you can make one from your hair! We're loving this European, Heidi-inspired front braid that you can style into an updo or wear with your hair down. See how easy it is to give yourself a plait with Imogen's tutorial.

It's easy to give your braids a little extra something with ribbons, flowers, bows, and any other accessories you can think of. The fishtail braid (or Herringbone braid) became a popular trend among celebrities and fashion mavens this year, and we too adore the sea-inspired style. Braid headband hairstyle. Winter Hair. Photo: lilylock.tumblr.com/post design: eunice chun Every single Winter I swear that I’m not going to let my face get dry, irritated and chapped.

Winter Hair

But life gets in the way, I forget to stay on top of it and before I know it, the corners of my lips are cracked and my chin is so dry and irritated that it even has little rash-like bumps on it! Then I spend the next month trying to turn it around, but the heavy emollient creams strong enough to tackle the chapped skin only inflame and irritate the rash, causing dermatitis and break outs, landing me in my dermatologist’s office, hoping my insurance will cover it!! It’s enough to drive a woman nuts. So this year, I am determined to stay on the offense and keep my skin balanced, moisturized and happy. I will try not to let my scarf or the collar of my coat rub against my chin and cause chaffing.I will try not to take scolding hot showers but warm ones instead.

XO, Amy Nadine Related posts: Curls & Braid. I am sometimes asked how I style my hair, and while my method is far from perfect, I thought I'd show you how! My hair is pretty straight and fine naturally and I always let it air dry. Since I go about three days between washes, I like to curl it on the first day and let it mellow out into some nice waves over the next two. Let's get started! If your hair doesn't hold curl very well then you may want to put a palmful of curling mousse in it when it is halfway dry. First I comb out all of the tangles and apply a liberal amount CHI Iron Guard Protection Spray to prep my hair.

(though I want to upgrade to one of the fancy new ones from Sultra soon!) When I'm done curling the bottom section, I mist it with Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode and comb through the curl with my fingers. Ahh!! If you want to dress it up a little, you can do a braided headband look! Find a spot on the opposite side of your head and pin it so that it blends in naturally with the rest of your hairstyle. Stick-Twist. Braids.

By kenziepoo | It’s so hard to believe that fall will be upon us soon. If you are like me you will be in desperate need of what’s in for hair this fall. I have news for you braids will be so in. We have picked out a few of our favorite braids for fall. Keep reading after the jump to view our favorite Braids! Nggallery id=’121177′ Milkmaid Braid You can't go wrong with a Dutch Milkmaid Braid Tucked Braid Try this pretty tucked braid for an evening out. French Braid-Cascading hair One of my favorites is the Partial French Braid w/ Cascading Hair. Double Knot Fast and easy: Try the Double Knot...tie a single knot in much the same way you would tie any knot, placing one section of parted hair over the other, then looping that section though the created hole, pulling the two parts tightly Side Braid You can rock a Turban with a relatively loose and relaxed side braid.

Milkmaid braid via here Tucked Braid via here French Braid Cascading Hair via here Side Braid with Turban via here Undone Braid via here. Style a Side Braid. Here's a brand new, extra magical hair how-to by Katie of Skunkboy. 1.Start with a dramatic side part. 2. Separate a small section of hair on the side. This will be the beginning of your braid. 3.Taking that section, separate it into two smaller sections. 4. Using a fishtail braid method, begin braiding. 5. Continue the french braid until you reach behind the ear. Then finish your braid all the way down using the regular fishtail method. 6. Thanks so much, Katie. Styling Hair.

Perfect Mermaid Curls. Although “perfect” is a relative term, this method for curling hair is pretty much perfect by my standards, mostly because it isn’t fussy. While I’m a sucker for both ringlets and Californian waves, I like my own curls somewhere in between: relaxed but bouncy. Mermaid-like. Supplies: 1″ curling iron, brush, and hair sprayTime: 45 minutes (for thick hair) All of the magic happens with Revlon’s “Helen of Troy” ceramic 1″ curling iron.

For those who have long, thick hair like me, you might find that larger curling barrels produce the most pathetic excuse for “waves” that fall out within the hour, regardless of the amount of hair spray. I’ve found that the 1″ barrel creates tight waves that look good for at least 5-6 hours (though they do relax over time). For hairspray, I’m a fan of Tigi’s Hard Head, which has a strong hold without the severe crunchiness. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Repeat this around your entire head. Don’t get lazy with the back of your head! Et voilà!

Half Up Half Down. It’s that time of the week again…time for a little beauty school! This time I’m sharing a tutorial for a soft, romantic bridal hair look ~ the demi chignon otherwise known as ‘half up half down’: {Image via idoityourself tutorial via Martha Stewart Weddings} ~ Create soft loose curls using a curling iron, focusing on the lower sections. ~ Then get busy with a bit of backcombing and hair spray to create height at the crown and pin the top section into place. ~ Add a sparkly vintage clip or a flower to the back, et voila! ~ To complete this look, channel your inner Bridgette Bardot with blush pink lips, cheeks and 60s eyeliner flicks! Top tip: Curling wands without clamps are a good option for those who are not very good with curling irons {like me} because they stop you getting those horrid kinks! For detailed step by step instructions visit Martha Stewart Weddings. ~ More Hair & Beauty Tutorials On Bridal Musings ~