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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?? 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:

Find out about 10 Holiday Hair Must Dos By kenziepoo | Are you in need of some hair inspiration for all your holiday happenings this year? A lot of us go all out with sparkles, high heels, and deep red lipstick. Why not try and complete your look with the perfect Holiday Hair too! Keep reading after the jump to view our 10 Holiday Hair Must Dos! nggallery id=’122048′ Braided Do This hairstyle is basically the same thing as milkmaid braids, only modified to up the volume and lessen the big part in the back. For More Hair Inspiration follow me on my Pinterest here! 7 totally chic braids to rock this winter The 20 best makeup, hair, and nail trends of Fall/Winter 2011 25 fun and flirty nail trends you have to try 15 easy DIY Christmas decor ideas 10 stunning gift-wrapping ideas for the holidays

Vitamin HB | Luscious Lip Scrub! « huda beauty Vitamin HB | Luscious Lip Scrub! Mon, 23 Jan 2012 DAILY DOSE | NATURAL RECIPEBy Huda Heidi Kattan I have an obsession with chapstick! I pretty much always have some form of either chapstick or lip ointment in my bag! That doesn’t mean my lips are always soft, I am constantly treating my lips every chance I get! Ingredients 1/2 Teaspoon Olive Oil 1 Teaspoon Honey 3 Teaspoon Sugar Splash of Lemon Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, then massage onto lips.

How To Style a Fishtail Braid 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. Next, we had a crazy idea... weave pieces of yarn into the braid? 1. We thought it was pretty cute!

IN A RUSH? FORGET THE BRUSH! photos: Angela Kohler + post designed by kristin ess In a world where we can’t stop running late, the fun bun is probably the quickest way from A to Chic. This look comes in über-handy when you wake up late and you’re rushing out the door (or even if you have plenty of time). It’s such a high-brow/low-brow look. Meaning it can be paired with anything from jeans and a tank to a chiffon tiered dress. Step 1: If your hair is straight, use a 1″ curling iron to curl everything under. Step 2: Flip your hair over and gather everything into a ponytail on top of you head, securing it with an elastic ponytail holder. Step 3: On the last time around with the ponytail holder, only pull the ponytail through half way. Step 4: Take the loop you’ve created and spread it out. Step 5: Take the tail end and wrap it around the ponytail base. Step 6: Pin the end of the ponytail to the base using a couple of hair pins/bobby pins. Step 7: Gently pull on pieces and then pin them.

15 Easy No-Heat Hairstyles For Dirty Hair If you’re washing your hair every single day, you should stop. Washing your hair too often can be pretty bad for it – too much shampoo can strip your hair of it’s natural oils. It’s not the worst thing in the world, but I know that since I stopped washing my hair so often, it’s looked and felt a lot better. The only problem with not washing your hair every day? And as long as you’re trying to keep your hair healthy, why not stay away from heat? 1. Source 2. Source 3. Source 4. Source 5. Source 6. Source 7. Source 8. Source 9. Source 10. Source 11. Source 12. Source 13. Source 14. Source 15. Source Which of these hairstyles is your favorite? 18 hair hacks, tips and tricks that will make your life easier

Party Plait Hairstyle | [ 11 images ] Party Plait Hairstyle : Plaits helps to create a range of hairstyles that will suit any occasion. Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub - freutcake For years I worked as the manager of a day spa here in California, and while it was quite the stressful job, there were many obvious benefits that came with it! Now a days I dream of the luxuries of body scrubs, facials and waxing. Oh, how the grass is always greener! {photos by Freutcake} Vanilla Olive Oil Sugar Scrub 1/2 cup granulated (white) sugar 2 cups Turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw) 1 Tablespoon honey 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract (or your favorite essential oil) Directions: Combine the two sugars in a bowl and mix to incorporate. * This is a coarse scrub, if you would like a more gentle scrub you can substitute brown sugar for the turbinado sugar. * Always exfoliate before shaving to prevent irritation and achieve a better shave. * You may add more olive oil to your jar after packing if you desire a different consistency. * Oil will settle in the jar so stir before using. * I do not recommend using this scrub on your face.

Feather Extensions So the long awaited post is here! Time to “Do it Yourself!” No need to pay the steep prices for getting feather extensions in. Feather extensions can be washed curled and flat ironed. Just do whatever you already do with your hair they are very easy and fun. They can last up to six weeks. Materials Needed: 1. 2. 3. 4. Moonlight Feathers - This shop has lots of the bulk feathers that are shorter and come in packs of a few hundred. Lamplight Feathers – Great prices, you have to buy a few more but it is worth it if you have friends who also want feather extensions. You can find lots of other buying options on Etsy or you can find feathers at your local fishing shop. First hold the feathers up to the hair to see where you want them to be. Pull back the top layer of hair depending on the thickness of the hair you will have to pull back more or less. With your fishing line create a loop around the hair and then thread the two ends through the crimp bead.

Messy bun tutorial (Coat by French Connection) After this post, I got a few requests for a “messy bun” hair tutorial! My boyfriend laughed when I told him that I needed help photographing it. It is a bit unintuitive – a process for making your hair “messier.” That said, this method will probably have to be tailored to fit your individual hair type; it even took me a few tries to photograph and post this tutorial properly, as sometimes it turns out better than others. (Crew neck sweater by J.Crew) FYI, this hairstyle is considerably more difficult on freshly-cleaned, slick hair – it’s much easier to style if it’s a little dirty. Now on to the tutorial! More in-depth explanation: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. I feel like I should rename this blog to “Hairstyles for lazy people and art students”, because this is seriously the PERFECT way to wear your hair if you are like me and don’t wash your hair daily. Finished picture of the bun:

Elegant Holiday Updo - Twist Me Pretty I’ve been looking for the perfect Thanksgiving hairstyle. One that was super easy and didn’t require too much random pinning. I also wanted one that would look great without extensions and I wanted it to take less than ten minutes from start to finish. Inspired by Cute Girls Hairstyles Pull Through Braid, this simple Holiday Updo has quickly become one of my favorite hairstyles! What do you think? Click through for the step by step instructions, the video and of course, more photos. Step by steps: \1\ We’re going to start on the left side and work our way to the right. Black Necklace: c/o Kendra Scott | Renegade Gold Bracelet: c/o Stella and Dot | Rings: c/o Stella and dot | Side Ruffle Tee: Nordstrom unavailalbe | Peach Bracelet: similar here | Lipstick: Mac Russian Red And the video as always. As far as the winners go — first off.

The Conch Shell Braid!—Get the How-to! By Lauren Salapatek | 08/04/2012 10:00:00 AM Braids are all the rage! I just got the scoop from owner and lead stylist of SalonCapri in Newton and Dedham, MA, Nick Penna Jr. on how to do the technique for a "conch shell" braid! This versatile style can take your clients from day to night, beach wedding to elegant evening affair and everything in between. This look works best on hair that's been washed the day or night before you plan to style it. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) Photo credit: