How To Style Maiden Braids Last month I did a makeover story with Kelsie and had many requests for a maiden braid tutorial. 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.
How To Do 1950s Retro Make-Up Like Audrey Hepburn (Celebrity Style) Make-up artist Jo Reid shows you how to do the iconic retro look as made famous by Audrey Hepburn, Scarlett Johansson and Gwen Stefani. Eyebrows should be thick, lift slightly at the arch and taper towards the end. Prime the eyelids with primer, foundation and translucent powder. Apply a matte, sable eyeshadow to the eyelid from the base of lashes up into the socket. Apply the same colour underneath as an eyeliner to make your eyes look larger. Use a gel eyeliner along the top lashes, taking the line up and out, and increase the pressure as you move to the outer edge of the eye to get a thicker line. Use a thickening mascara on the top lashes, wiggling the wand from side to side to coat each lash. Apply under eye concealer and blend down and out. Create a matte complexion with translucent powder. Contour the cheekbones with a matt contouring powder, and apply it with an angled brush, starting at the highest point of the dip in the cheek.
D.I.Y. Curls // How To Rag Roll Your Hair 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! 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!
PIN IT UP, GIRL - thebeautydepartment.com - StumbleUpon 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. For lack of a better word, I love the way it becomes “swirly”. Best thing is; it’s easy to do, gorgeous and keeps your hair out of your way for the night. Tools you’ll need: curling iron (to prep the hair with waves), sectioning clips, teasing comb or brush, clear elastic rubber band, bobby pins, light to medium holding hairspray (to mist over at the end). Tags: bride, bridesmaid, date, hair, hair style, hair tutorial, how to, kristin ess, kristin ess hair, lauren conrad, prom, sister, special occasion hair, the beauty department, thebeautydepartment.com, tutorial, twisted, updo, wedding, wedding hairstyles Related posts:
Trend: Rainbow Eyes Love color? Why not go one step further like these gorgeous Beauties and create a rainbow on your eyelids. Whether you take it all the way up to your brows or just stick with liner, bright, colorful eyes are a great way to brighten up a drab outfit. Elin T. Elin creates a stunning rainbow that shows off her beautiful eyes. Veronica M. Veronica tones it down with a sweeping eye liner. Lauren S. Lauren creates a vivid, sunset toned rainbow on her eyes. GUEST POST - thebeautydepartment.com - StumbleUpon 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. Congratulations Taylor, and thanks to ALL of you who entered this post contest. Xx Kristin “My look is inspired by all of the bohemian braids on the 2011 runways. Tools: 2 Claw clipsBobby PinsHair tie, preferably matching your hair colorFine tooth combHairspray Steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. XO Taylor Tags: congrats, congratulations, contest, hair, kristin ess, lauren conrad, taylor nick, the beauty department, thebeautydepartment.com, tutorial, tutorial contest, win, winner Related posts:
CHALK IT UP 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?? Twist the hair as you chalk. Try doing 2 colors on one strand! The best part about chalking is styling it. The colors we used for this post were: Tags: DIY, hair chalk, hair chalking, hair color, hairchalk, how to, kristin ess, kristin ess hair, kristin ess hair chalk, temporary hair color, the beauty department, thebeautydepartment.com, tutorial Related posts:
101 Hairstyle Tutorials Girls, because we all have our sad/bad/mad hair moments when we *desperately* wish our hair were more this or less that (insert personal hair hell here), I wanted us to have a huge list of hairstyle resources that we could turn to for ideas and inspiration. So here are 101 hairstyle tips and tutorials, each one easy to follow and well selected to help your hair go from 0-60 in the time it takes you to get ready for work. Without further ado, hair we go! 101 hairstyle tutorials and hair care tips How to Style Your Hair Like Gwen Stefani: Let’s start with some fun celebs. How to Style Your Hair Like Amy Winehouse: And on that note, all you even more daring ladies can take it to the next level and inspire your own inner Amys (the hair, not the lifestyle) with the beehive! How to Create Soft, Loose Waves: This is an easy, 20-minute step-by-step process showing how to get soft, loose waves a la Jessica Simpson. How to Create Christina Aguilera’s Hairstyle: Do you wanna get dirrrty?
PRIM + PROPER photos: post designed by kristin ess Today we’re introducing you to one of the easiest hair tutorials ever– the braided bun! It can be done on almost any texture or length of hair, using regular or fishtail braids! Luckily, we have our very own gorgeous/genius photographer, Angela Kohler, (in front of the lens for once) to show us how this is done… Before you start, know that this hair style is just 5 simple braids, made into a bun shape. It makes things a little less complicated when you think of it like that. TOOLS: curling iron, 5 clear elastics, bobby pins, sectioning clips and hairspray is optional! Start by curling your hair. Xx Kristin Tags: angela kohler, braided, braiding, braids, braidy, bun, bun braid, fun, hair, hair do, hair style, kristin ess, kristin ess hair, lauren conrad, new year, new years, new years eve, NYE, style, the beauty department, thebeautydepartment.com, tutorial, up do, up style, updo Related posts:
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TIPPED OUT all photos: Kristin Ess + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess Lots of emails this week asking for a tutorial on Lauren’s temporary bright colors. Here I’ve replicated the process for you in 7 steps on an extension. TOOLS: highlighting comb, clips, foils, color brush, hair bleach with the appropriate volume (always seek a professional when using bleach), light pink color, dark pink color, light blue, dark blue, clear gloss. Step 1 Highlight the tips of the hair using hair bleach with the correct volume. Step 2 Fold up your foil and let it process until it reaches a pale blonde. Step 3 Shampoo and lightly condition bleach out of the hair. Step 4 Blow hair completely dry. Step 5 Place the hair on a foil. Step 6 Next, paint the light blue (or whatever color you choose) on the entire bottom 2/3. Step 7 Paint the very tips (or bottom 1/3) using the darker version of that color. This is such a fun summer trend and I hope everyone finds their own fun way of doing it.