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Recently I realized that we’ve never really had a specific chat about hair serums. There are so many different formulas from silicone-based, to alcohol free, to natural, to curl enhancing, etc… All of them promise to deliver mega shine on the driest, dullest hair. But there’s more to it than that. I thought it would be fun to break down 8 of my favorites (each being my jam for a different reason), tell you what I’ve experienced with each and tell you who I would recommend them for. I tend to apply some sort of serum on almost every head of hair that I curl which I think is a major contributor to why my curls get so perfectly piece-y. I think the only real way to gauge your love for a hair serum is to put a drop in your palm and try it on your hair! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6: L’Oreal EverStyle Smooth + Shine Serum: This is an awesome budget friendly alternative! 7. 8.

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Simple 3 Twists Hairstyle First, a little back story: I was on Pinterest (I know, big surprise) awhile back and Ms. Ez from Creature Comforts pinned a fun messy hair-do, and mentioned she needed to learn how to do it. So I piped in that I should show her how. I have been wanting to do a hair tutorial for ages now, so this was the perfect reason to get it done. I was a hairstylist in my first life, and I am not too shy to say I was a pretty good one – I can’t say that about everything, so I will take it where I can ;). So here it is, my first hair tutorial, wahoo!

PIN IT UP, GIRL 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”.

tutorials We get a lot of emails asking how to use brushes correctly so I hope this helps you out a little! A brow brush is designed to be stiff and angled for a reason. And we use the slanted edge to shade and the tip of the edge to outline. Put those components together and a brow brush is quite frankly a thing of perfection! Hair Tutorials We haven't done a hair tutorial in ages! So, my friend (and hair genius) Caroline, photographer Jamie Beck and I decided to come together to whip up this gorgeous mermaid tail. It's perfect for those lazy summer day (or date nights) when you want to surprise and awe people with your hair. I absolutely love it--in fact, it might be my favorite hair tutorial yet. How gorgeous is that braid, above?!

Hair Style Advice Do you find your braids slip out of place? Brenda sent me a lovely email: I love the braid book! It is fantastic and has totally inspired me. I never really mastered the french or reverse french braid until your instructions. But I have a dilemma. I can never manage to get the braid to [...] How to Put Your Hair Up In A Cute Bun Comb your hair carefully to eliminate any tangles or knots.Take some hair from the top of your head. 3. Tie off this hair with a hair elastic. 4.

25 More Totally Pretty 10-Minute Hairstyles By Jaime Morrison Curtis | I tend to get bored with my hair pretty easily and therefore am always looking for new hairstyles to try out. These 25 Totally Pretty 10-Minute Hairstyles were keeping me pretty busy there for a while now, but I’m ready to explore some new options. Since it’s all about braids this year I’m jumping at the chance to try out the Rainbow Fish braid. SHORT STUFF photos and post design: Kristin Ess This updo/chignon was kind of a random discovery for short hair. My gorgeous client Katie, who has a long bob, was sitting in my chair and this happened so we thought we’d snap some photos and share since we get a lot of requests for short hair styles!

15 Cool and Creative Tea Infusers Now that we’ve looked at 15 Creative Coffee and Tea Cups it’s time to pick a tea infuser! The tea infuser (often called a teaball or tea maker, and sometimes a tea egg) gained popularity in the first half of the 19th century. By the time of Queen Victoria, no respectable British household would be without one[1]. However, some argue that when you use a tea infuser, tea cannot flow freely as it traps much of the flavor between and in the leaves.

How-to: Fishtail braided bun hairstyle Fishtail braids often seem complicated, but once you know the tricks you can create all kinds of hairstyles. This easy fishtail braided bun is perfect for medium length to long hair. It’s an easy hairstyle for day, and looks stunning dressed up with a jewelled accessory for night. How to do a fishtail braid

Ten Ways to Dress Up a Ponytail Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to spend a lot of time on my hair. But at the same time, I don't want to look like a homeless hairdresser when I go to work, so I try to make my ponytails as fancy as possible. Here are ten easy ways I like to dress up my ponytail: 1. Wrap it with a strand of hair Summertime At The Sea? Try The French Fishtail Seashell Braid - Kouturekiss - Your One Stop Everything Beauty Spot - kouturekiss.com June 22, 2012 During the summer months our style transforms to fit our surroundings. There aren’t many hairstyles that will exude a beachy feel like the French Fishtail Seashell Braid! Although this braid is intermediate on the skill level, we’re confident you can master this look. Follow the steps below and you’ll be sporting this beachy look just in time for vacation.

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