how-to braid headband
I am sometimes asked how I style my hair, and while my method is far from perfect, I thought I'd show you how! My hair is pretty straight and fine naturally and I always let it air dry. Since I go about three days between washes, I like to curl it on the first day and let it mellow out into some nice waves over the next two. Let's get started! If your hair doesn't hold curl very well then you may want to put a palmful of curling mousse in it when it is halfway dry. (though I want to upgrade to one of the fancy new ones from Sultra soon!) When I'm done curling the bottom section, I mist it with Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode and comb through the curl with my fingers. Ahh!! If you want to dress it up a little, you can do a braided headband look! Find a spot on the opposite side of your head and pin it so that it blends in naturally with the rest of your hairstyle. Well, that's it!
Backstage Beauty: Phillip Lim’s Makeup Artists Explain How to Achieve the Show’s Strong Eyes -- The Cut
Photographer Blake Hamilton continues to take backstage beauty portraits for us, and this time he presents Phillip Lim's fall 2012 collection. Lead NARS cosmetics makeup artist, Francelle Daly, explains that the show's beauty look was "really inspired by Phillip’s palette, and I wanted to have a boldness, an edginess." She continues, "I wanted to add a lot of impact and drama." Hence why the show's focus skews heavily on the eyes, while the remainder of the face is kept minimal with just a bit of foundation and highlighting on the cheekbones. Skin "The skin is clean and glowy, just a little bit of a highlighter on the cheekbones. Eyes"For this look it’s all about eyes, so definitely start with the eyes, because that’s where you spend most of your time. Another thing that’s more runway: We did red tears that are sort of coming out from the tear ducts. Brows"Eyebrows were left natural but brushed up to have sort of an unruly, superhero type of effect."
Homemade Hair Treatments - At-Home Hair Repair at WomansDay.com
Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes. For All Hair Types "The [raw] egg is really the best of all worlds," says Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home. To Use: For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair, Cox says. Photo by Shutterstock. For Dull Hair To Use: Massage 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt into damp hair and let sit for 20 minutes. For Itchy Scalp For Limp or Fine Hair For Frizzy Hair
wet hair at night
Photo: George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images Hitting the pillow with wet hair can make for some not-so-pleasant surprises when you awaken the next morning. From hair that lays all wrong to a (literally) flat-out bad hair day, you can prevent this from happening by taking a few small steps before turning in for your nightly dose of beauty sleep. Surprise Waves An almost effortless and simple way to awaken with beautiful waves the next morning is to braid your hair while it's wet. Twist Bun If you tend to sleep on your stomach or side, this technique should work for you and keep you comfortable. For Ultra-Curly Girls If you have ethnic hair or extremely curly hair, braiding your hair before bedtime can still work beautifully for your hair type. Morning Tricks If you wake up the next morning and find that your hair is still damp and didn't curl quite the way you wanted it to, use a diffuser for a quick, curl-enhancing fix.
How-To: The Cascade/Waterfall Braid
The waterfall braid also known as the cascade braid recently exploded as the new "trend braid" of the season. The waterfall effect looks cool and complex, but it's easier to style than you think. Give this beautiful braid a try when Beautylish takes you through the how-to! Section Off The waterfall braid works best on straight or loose waves. Braid As Usual Braid your strands regularly three times, beginning from the right strand. Drop the Strand This is where it gets tricky. Step and Repeat Repeat this process—French braid the left strand, drop the right strand, and pick up an adjacent new piece. Pin and Secure Once you've reached a comfortable point to stop your braid, secure it to your scalp with bobby pins. Fishtail It! Braid the remaining piece of hair left from your cascade into a fishtail braid. Accessorize Add a cute bow or flower to hide your bobby pins and give this look some extra hair flair.