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photos: Kristin Ess, post designed by Kristin Ess Last week, we were shooting Lauren’s collection for Kohl’s and at the end of the day, we got our hands on some colorful soft chalks. How can a girl resist when there are pinks + purples involved?? Lauren’s pink cotton candy bun was pretty cute! As you may know, hair chalking has been around for a little while now and it’s a great way to temporarily add color to your locks.
I love the look of naturally curly hair! 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!
photos by: Kathleen Bly post designed by kristin ess Mad love for our first guest post winner, Taylor Nick !!! I am fully obsessed with this bohemian-inspired-braided-goodness! Even though Taylor had some SERIOUS competition, there’s no doubt that this little lady took the cake in our hair tutorial contest. She created a beautiful, textured, easy hairstyle that will work with almost any hair type.
photo: justin coit for thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess Our email box is literally flooded with requests for updos so here’s a fun one to get us all going! This is always a favorite for attending an event. This updo looks gorgeous on any hair color but particularly amazing with hilighted hair because it gives the hair lots of depth and dimension.
Love bows? We do too! Learn to make a pretty bow with your own hair so you can feel extra fancy.
We love the look of fishtail braids! 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.
Dimitrios Kambouris/FilmMagic Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Christopher Polk/Getty Images The Angled French Braid WHY IT WORKS " Kate Hudson 's style is actually very classic," says Abergel. "Not everyone can handle a middle part, but this side version is universally flattering." EXPERT TIP Start with wavy, beachy hair—silky straight strands won't hold the style—and part on the side. French braid from one side of your part to the other, working all the way along the hairline to behind the opposite ear.
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.