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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:

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DETANGLING MADE EASY photos/design: Kristin Ess article: Sarah St. Lifer Whether you have long hair, short hair, curly hair, straight hair, fine hair, thick hair, wavy hair, natural hair or fake hair, you should own this brush. Many others boast the ability to glide through dry hair like NBD, but we’ve been hard-pressed to find a brush that eliminates tangles without the inevitable Advil dosage post-styling. Short + thick bristles barely get the job done, leaving paddles looking like a stray strand graveyard.

Design Crush & Popsicles! - StumbleUpon Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups. There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. The post I did last summer on the cold guys was one of DC’s most viewed ever, so I thought you’d all be up for another round – was I right? DIY - MAKE YOUR OWN WAX FOR HAIR REMOVAL - Fashion + Beauty on Shine I was chatting with someone on my flight back from my vacation. She lived in another country where salons are hard to come by or if they are around, they aren't very good. So, sometimes a girl has got to depend on herself.

Home Facials - Get Natural Skincare Ideas at WomansDay.com Facials are a great way to keep your skin glowing, but they can be pricey. We asked Louisa Macan-Graves, author of Hollywood Beauty Secrets: Remedies to the Rescue, and Elda Argenti, owner of the Plantogen skincare line, for their favorite make-at-home face masks crafted from common household ingredients. For All Skin Types Hair Romance: 30 Days of Twist &Pin Hairstyles - Day 20 Day 20 – Plaited half up hairstyle Plaits twisted and tied together create an effortless half up, half down hairstyle. Want to learn how to do this hairstyle?

She Lets Her Hair Down: Samantha Hahn I'm so excited to share this tutorial with you today. It was the look I taught at my first Wanderlust workshop and it looked so lovely on all of the students. I had students with kinky curls, a few long bobs, some long thick hair and fine hair and even some severe cowlicks were thrown in the mix. I loved that because it proved that you can do just about anything with all hair textures. Another big reason why I'm excited to share this tutorial is because a lot of great people came together to put these workshops and tutorials together.

21 More Brilliant Minimalist Print Ads Have you ever noticed that most of the greatest ideas, whether it’s business or design, are so simple and obvious that you wonder why you haven’t thought of it before! As we mentioned in our previous article (see Brilliant Minimalist Print Ads (PART I)) Leonardo da Vinci once said: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, and architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe adopted the motto “Less is more”. Even after 500 years Leonardo’s words are true and this rule is still widely used in design and advertising. It may sound a bit contradictory, but creating simple things often require much more brain power than the most complicated-looking stuff.

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 make a Herbal Cream May 17, 2011 anke 8 Comments Whereas ointments (salves, balms) are meant to form a protective layer on the skin, a cream is an emulsion of water with oils which softens and soaks into the skin. Ingredients 250ml/1 cup herb infused oil 250ml/1 cup warm water 20gr/2/3oz beeswax (not paraffin) 8 drops essential oil (optional) ...love Maegan: Messy Rope Braids and Low Bun Hair Tutorial... These little rope braids are a fun way to add a little style with your own hair, creating a sort-of headband of sorts. Your hair doesn’t need to be extremely long, but you do need some length to cover the top of your head with. If you have layers, you could instead create a tiny French Braid where the hair is shorter and closer to your head, if that makes sense. But it’s a fun and cute braided hair style that’s just a little different. I originally wore this style last Summer with two slightly larger braids Watch and Enjoy…

A FINE FRENCHY As many of you already know, Alison Sudol (AKA: A Fine Frenzy) is an incredibly talented musician with the voice of a SPARROW ANGEL! My favorite songbird beauty just released a new single from her upcoming album “Pines” called “Now is the Start”. It’s such a fun, happy song! Click here + listen!

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