photos + post design Kristin Ess It seems pretty easy, but it’s not. Not everyone has long hair that reaches all the way around the head to make a perfect crown of braids. Start with straight, wavy or curly hair. A veil of hairspray isn’t necessary but will help keep things in place if your hair tends to slip. Tags: braid, braid crown, braids, crown, crown of braids, crowns, DIY, do it yourself, hair, hair crown, hair tips, how to, kristin ess, kristin ess hair, spring, style, summer, summer hair, the beauty department, thebeautydepartment.com, tutorial Related posts:
THE HEART BRAIDphotos/design/post by Kristin Ess Since it’s wedding season, we thought it would be a good idea to do a post on flower girl hair. Wee ones need beauty too! It’s a very “sweet” look and will keep a flower girl’s hair out of her face all day. This braid may be a little “young” for some, but it will probably come in handy at some point! To be totally honest, I’ve worn it and you can’t tell it’s a heart until you’re standing above it. Part your hair into two sections by splitting it down the middle.Starting at the crown of your head, make the curve from the top of the heart. Good luck little ladies! Tags: beauty, braid, cute, flower girl, girl, girls, hair, hair style, hair tutorial, hairstyle, heart, heart braid, how to, kristin ess, pretty, the beauty department, the heart braid, thebeautydepartment.com, tutorial, wedding, wedding hair idea, wedding hair ideas, weddings Related posts:
Hair Tutorial: braided 'doI know I said I would post this hair tutorial yesterday, but obviously I'm a no good liar because today is not yesterday, it's today. This hairstyle is basically the same thing as milkmaid braids, only modified to up the volume and lessen the big part in the back. Pigtails or regular milkmaid braids make me look like I'm balding, as I have a wicked scar in the back of my head. I would recommend doing this in a mirror and checking the back to make sure it's all neat and tidy as you go, because I did not and it's a little (or a lot) messy in the back. What you need: dry shampoo or volumizing product (like the Sachajuan volume powder I often use) bobby pins brush If your hair needs added texture, you can use a dry shampoo. Pin the newly teased section (make sure the top layer is smooth, to cover the mess) with a couple (or more, if you need them) of bobby pins. You should now have what is known as the Snookie. Divide the lower section into two parts and braid.
A DO. FOR YOU. Simple Horsetailphoto: angela+ithyle/thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess Some days you just don’t wanna. For those days, we made you this! Seems like we’ve been seeing pictures of this lovely look everywhere. It’s definitely an easy, gorgeous spring/summer ‘do. -light holding styling mousse -comb -small clear elastic -large bobbypin 1) Apply a light holding styling mousse all over from roots to ends for texture and seperation. 2) Separate the hair over your shoulder into two pieces. 3,4) Using your girl scout skills, tie hair into a simple knot. 5.) 6) I like to throw a bobby pin in there for extra security. 7) Back comb the ponytail a little for texture and then comb through it with your fingers to settle it. Tip: Once the steps are complete, tug on it and mess it up a bit. xxkristin Tags: blonde, easy, fast, hair, how to, knot, kristin ess, lauren conrad, not your average pony, pony, pony tail, ponytail, pretty, quick, tutorial Related posts:
How To Style a Fishtail BraidWe 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. Part your hair into two even sections. 2. Take a small strand of hair (preferably from underneath so that it wraps around the entire seciton) from one section and bring it over to the other side. Next, we had a crazy idea... weave pieces of yarn into the braid? 1. We thought it was pretty cute!
BRAIDY BUNCHphoto: kristin ess + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess This week my little sister came to stay with me. Since we LOVE braids around here, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use her shiny brown hair to show you how to do this quick one. It’s similar to the waterfall braid, but much faster and less confusing. Start this like a regular braid, but drop the top piece through to the bottom and leave it there.Gently twist the 2 pieces you’re left with upward.Add a new 3rd piece in between + drop it through.Twist again and repeat. Remember there are only 2 main steps to this braid: twist + add a new piece. Xx Kristin Tags: braid, easy, hair, hair do, kristin ess, lauren conrad, quick, the beauty department, thebeautydepartment.com, tutorial, twist Related posts:
Pretty Simple :: Braided ChignonI know this updo looks super polished and ornate, but before you go running for the hills let me assure you that it actually stays very true to our Pretty Simple series… if you can make a regular braid, you can recreate this look. You guys should have seen Martha Lynn styling this one – our jaws were all dropped to the floor in collective disbelief of how easy it was, and how beautifully it turned out. I’m so glad that Cory Ryan was there capturing the instructions each step of the way, because I’m sensing that this look is going to be my new go-to (with my first at-bat being for date night tonight). Separate hair into three sections, parting from the ears forward, and then down the middle in the back.