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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: Related:  Hair Styles

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:

Half French Twist Here is a tutorial for a simple 1/2 up style: 1. Pull a section from one side of your head back to the center and insert bobby pins vertically. Then grab a section from the opposite side, bring it back to the section, flip it around and insert bobby pins on the underneath section. And then you're done! Perfect for a fancy occasion or simply to get your hair off your face! Please let me know if you have any questions! PRETTY PROJECT photos by Kristin Ess, post created by Kristin Ess A lot of you guys have said you have a hard time using a curling iron with a clamp and end up with crimp marks. Hopefully most of you have been practicing with Lauren’s help in this video, but for those of you who just can’t make friends with the curling iron clamp, this project is all yours. As a hairstylist, I’ve tried so many curling wands. Xx Kristin Ess Tags: curl, curling, curling iron, curling wand, DIY, do it yourself, hair, kristin ess, pretty, pretty project, project, the beauty department, thebeautydepartment.com, tutorial, wand, weekend Related posts:

100 Amazing Hairstyles | ~She Exists~ | to Add Colors in Life - StumbleUpon We women adore fashion and style. Fashion comes in clothes, shoes, makeup, fancy accessories, styles the way we carry things and hairstyles. We enjoy dressing up, getting ready and styling our hair. Hair is the part of fashion and beauty and Hair-styling is an art, to carry your hair according to your style statement and your physical appearance is a really tough job. Working girls got a small amount of time for their hairdos and hair-styling in their daily routine. Here are 100 different and amazing hairstyles. Here are 100 amazing hairstyles. Like this post and found these styles creative and amazing? Most Liked articles about hair:How-To: Instant Hairstyles- Do YourselfTop 10 All Time Favorite HairstylesEveryday Hair Care image Source:WeHeartIt

No Heat SJP BIG CURLS w/ Twisted Buns ...also known as Bantu Knots If you follow me on Instagram you already know about this because I shared it there see photos below but the other night I slept on twisted buns to get these BIG CURLS just to switch it up a little which the husband LOVES. In fact he said “You know, you could do that MORE OFTEN if you wanted to”. Big curls are a BIG hit around here In 2009 I did a quick video demonstrating how I twist my hair into the little buns whilst singing to Lady Gaga – but I only did a photo tutorial of how to get the finished look. So the other morning before I left for the gallery I filmed it for you and hopefully answered all the questions I’ve gotten about this easy little tutorial. Enjoy… The first and last photos were taken at around 5:30pm in the afternoon so you can see how the curls fall a little and become big waves, though my hair doesn’t get any smaller. * CLICK HERE for outfit photos and details. Video of me removing the bantu knots and styling my hair… Have Fun! Find all my Hair Tutorials Here.

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:

French Braid Tutorial Here is a video on How to French Braid Your Own Hair! featuring: my bangs :) Please comment with any questions or your own success story! :) Close Ups: (pardon my roots. getting a touch up tomorrow:) ) Tips! 1. 2. 3. Good Luck! Please feel free to share! How To Use A Sock To Get Beautiful Curly Hair Without Heat | A Spotted Pony - StumbleUpon If you are a mom on the go with long hair you HAVE TO try this. It will knock your socks off and have you wrapping your hair up in them! This is all about how to make your hair beautiful with no heat and no time. Yup, you heard me right. I was on Pinterest a while back and spotted this post about the sock bun which links you to her video on YouTube. Why? Because: It literally takes a minute to doNO heat at all – just a soft little sock in your hairNo product (for me anyway)You can sleep in it very comfortablyIt works Marvelously and is simple beautiful This is the sock bun before and after of my hair. Here are the step by step instructions on how to make this work. First steal a sock from your husband’s dress sock collection (that is what I did anyway). Now roll the sock into a ring. Put your dry hair into a high ponytail. Now spritz just the hair in your ponytail with water. Now grab your rolled up sock and put your ponytail through the hole. This is my new go-to styling technique.

How To Make Hairspray I was so excited to share this recipe for homemade hairspray that I had a hard time conducting an adequate test phase! I’m happy to report that after using it every day for over a month, I’ve been thrilled with the results. (UPDATE: I’ve been using this formula for over two years now, and won’t ever go back to store-bought!) Here’s how and why I make my own hairspray. My Issues with Commercial Hairspray Nowadays I have very thick, curly, long(ish) hair and need to use a generous amount of hairspray no matter how I style it. It’s time for something different. To my delight, Matt received a basic recipe for homemade hairspray from a DIYNatural reader named Charli. I tested the recipe, made a few tweaks, and came up with this wonderful recipe. Citrus-Lavender Hairspray Step 1 Cut a whole orange or lemon into wedges and combine with 2 cups water in a small pot. Step 2 Strain liquid through cheesecloth into a measuring cup. Step 3 Step 4 A Few Things to Note

Braid Wrapped Ponytail | Babes In Hairland This is another version of the French Braid into a Braided Ponytail that I posted yesterday. It’s basically just the complete opposite (you’ve got 2 braids to wrap instead of one – and minus the French!) Once again, this isn’t anything too difficult and you can change it up by making rope braids, or uneven 3 strand braids to start with & you’ll also get a very pretty result. I didn’t take step-by-step pictures, as this is fairly self-explanatory. Step 1 – Part hair Make a part right down the middle & then from ear to ear. Step 2 – Braid On both the right & left side, make 2 regular 3 strand braids. Step 3 – Make a ponytail Step 4 – Add braids to ponytail Step 5 – Braid together Use the 2 braided sections from the sides as the left & right sections for a braid the entire ponytail as the middle section of the braid. You’re done! As mentioned, you can change up the look of this by having those braided sections from the side be whatever you like. You might also enjoy these related posts

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.

Hair Chalking DIY - How To Hair Chalk Ever since Lauren Conrad posted a photo of her tie-dyed hair on her blog, I've been desperate to try it out myself. However, ever since a terrible color mishap in high school (I accidentally ended up "rocking" bright orange locks for months!), I've been a little wary of coloring my hair, especially on my own at home. Then, my friend told me about an awesome way to get multi-colored tips without any commitment - hair chalking! You'll need: Soft pastel chalk. Step 1: Spray a 1-inch section of hair with water. Step 2: Color on your hair with one of the pastels. colors, and putting one at a time in your hair. Step 3: Wait for your hair to air dry. Step 4: Using the curling or flat iron, go over each colored strand. The color stayed in my hair (which is naturally medium blonde)for about a week, while my friend's (who bleaches her hair) washed out the next day. Did you try hair chalking?

QUICK TIPS photo by Mick De Lint for FashionGoneRogue.com post styled by Kristin Ess Winter can be brutal. It’s amazing how a little flurry of snow or a tiny bit of drizzling rain can completely ruin your good hair day. We’re going to kick off a list of tips and tricks for minimizing frizz in the winter and then we want you guys to submit your own in the comment section below. We may be the “experts”, but you guys teach us new things every day and sharing helpful tips is what TBD is all about. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t condition your hair like you did during the summer. Okay– now it’s your turn to contribute a tip to the anti-frizz forum… Tags: amy nadine, anti-frizz, cold, contribute, forum, frizzy, hair, hair style, kristin ess, lauren conrad, the beauty department, thebeautydepartment.com, tips, tricks, winter Related posts:

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