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Sea of Shoes: HAIR HOW-TO. I am sometimes asked how I style my hair, and while my method is far from perfect, I thought I'd show you how!

Sea of Shoes: HAIR HOW-TO

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. DIY Toner - Homemade Facial Toner Recipe - The Daily Green - StumbleUpon. Natural Benefits: Apple vinegar and aspirin is a one-two exfoliating punch to clear acne scars and smooth bumpy, dry skin.

DIY Toner - Homemade Facial Toner Recipe - The Daily Green - StumbleUpon

Use daily for a softer, brighter complexion. If you have delicate skin, use this sparingly. Yield: Approximately one month of daily applications Ingredients: 1/2 ounce organic apple cider vinegar3 ounces mineral water5 plain aspirin tablets, uncoated Instructions: 1. The solution will stay fresh for one month in the refrigerator. BRUSH UP - thebeautydepartment.com. Photos: denman, ibiza, cricket, warrentricomi, spornette, mason pearson, denman post designed by kristin ess #1 The Denman Paddle Brush.

BRUSH UP - thebeautydepartment.com

You can detangle with it, blow dry with it, massage your head with it, and tease hair with it. It doesn’t pull or scratch because of its perfectly rounded nylon pin-bristles, it doesn’t cause static, and is padded with an air cushion. On a daily basis, I use it to blow my hair out quickly before I curl it with a curling iron. #2 Ibiza Round Brushes. . #3 Cricket Metal Round Brush. . #4 WarrenTricomi Metal Core Brush.

. #5 Spornette- “porcupine” G36. . #6 The Mason Pearson. . #7 The Mason Pearson’s cheaper, slightly less sophisticated cousin…The Denman Large Boar Bristle Brush. Xx kristin Related posts: A CLEAN CANVAS - thebeautydepartment.com. Photos: justin coit + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess Lots of requests for a very basic blow out.

A CLEAN CANVAS - thebeautydepartment.com

Here’s your step by step! I’ll do one for curly hair and one for fine hair as well. These are the basics steps for anyone with wavy and/or thick hair like Lauren’s. Tools: Blow dryer with the nozzle, leave-in conditioner or detangler, protective serum or frizz taming serum, medium to large round brush, clips. About us - thebeautydepartment.com. Photo by kristin ess, graphic design by eunice chun, post by amy nadine A couple months ago you got to know our lovely Kristin Ess, who creates all the hair + nail tutorials, when she popped out to say hello here!

about us - thebeautydepartment.com

I’ve been meaning to as well but you know how things go… anyway, here I am! I’m Amy Nadine and the other half of The Beauty Department. I create all of the makeup tutorials and have so much fun doing every single one of them that I have to pinch myself. I love teaching as much as I love makeup, so co-founding our little blog has been heaven for me. When we were asked to participate in the Styld.By campaign for the GAP in Rue Magazine, not only were we totally honored, but we thought this would be a great way to introduce ourselves to you guys one at a time!

The Mag: Working on this with the uber-stylish Rue Magazine was amazing because we were really collaborating with friends. To get this look or see more styles visit styld.by!