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Colored chalk tips

Colored chalk tips
Today I'm excited to share another hair tutorial! My genius friend Caroline used chalk (yes, plain old chalk) to color the ends of her hair like a rainbow, and you could also do ombre or just your favorite color. Don't you love this sexy rocker look? Here's how to do it... Dying hair crazy colors is a trend that's been going strong for a while now, but what do you do if you want to have some fun, and don't want to commit to a semi-permanent dye? 1. 2. 3. 4. Three extra tips: * If you have lighter hair, skip wetting the chalk first and just use the chalk dry on your hair. There you have it! Thank you so much, Caroline and Jamie! P.S. (Photos by Jamie Beck for Cup of Jo.

Rope bun Today I'm excited to share a hair tutorial that's perfect for traveling! When your hair is messy and sea-salty, twist it back into this nautical-inspired rope bun. Perfect for the beach, exploring around town or heading to dinner. "I love this style when I want to keep my hair off my neck, but don't want to do the regular ol' topknot that I usually wear. 1-2. 3. 4. 5-6. 7. 8. Gorgeous! Thoughts? P.S. (Photos by Jamie Beck for Cup of Jo. How to do a perfect knot When you're traveling or running to dinner, there's nothing sexier than twisting your hair into a top knot. It gives you the ease and nonchalance of a classic French starlet. Lucky for us, my hair-genius friend Caroline shares the steps below, and the fabulous Jamie Beck took photos... Steps and "after" photos below... "When I need a quick hairstyle, the messy top knot is my go-to. 1-2. 3. 4. 5-6. Optional: Sometimes I like to use a big barrette to add something extra. Thoughts? P.S. (Photos by Jamie Beck for Cup of Jo.

hair tutorial My lovelies, you know the messy side ponytail from J. Crew's spring lookbook? Well, I really wanted to learn how to do it myself, so I invited over my friend Caroline (who is a hair genius) to explain how to get the look, and the fabulous Jamie Beck took a few photographs. (What I love love love about this style is how the top looks like a beehive!) Here are Caroline's steps, if you'd like to try it out.... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. 6. Let's do it! (Photos by the wonderful Jamie Beck.)

Ponytail twist How often do you wear ponytails? There's nothing cuter, but sometimes you want to mix it up. Our side ponytail was our most popular hair tutorial ever, so today we'd love to share another ponytail look. This twisted ponytail takes less than a minute, and is perfect for work, dates and weekend picnics. 1-2. 3. 4. 5. 6. P.S. 14 more hair tutorials, including cinnamon roll buns and a mermaid braid... (Photos by Jamie Beck for Cup of Jo. Messy side ponytail My lovelies, you know the messy side ponytail from J. Crew's spring lookbook? Well, I really wanted to learn how to do it myself, so I invited over my friend Caroline (who is a hair genius) to explain how to get the look, and the fabulous Jamie Beck took a few photographs. Here are Caroline's steps, if you'd like to try it out.... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. 6. Let's do it! (Photos by the wonderful Jamie Beck.)

Pretzel braid I'm excited to share another hair tutorial! My friend (and hair genius) Caroline adores this gorgeous pretzel braid, which she says is easy enough for brides to do themselves. So, we met at our favorite wedding shop, and Jamie Beck took photos. Here are Caroline's steps, if you'd like to try it out... "I have a friend who was an Irish dancer, and she would always wear her hair in amazing elaborate braids. 1. 2. 3. ...and secure ends with a rubber band. 4-6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Voila! P.S. (Photos by Jamie Beck for Cup of Jo. Gibson roll My dears, I'm excited to share our second wedding hair tutorial! My friend (and hair genius) Caroline adores this elegant twisted roll--and swears it's easy enough for brides to do themselves. So, we met at my favorite West Village wedding shop, and the wonderful Jamie Beck took photographs. Here are Caroline's steps, if you'd like to try it out... This hairstyle is perfect for a black-tie wedding or to show off a pretty neckline--and it's great for girls with curly hair. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6 and 7. 8. Voila! P.S. (Photos by Jamie Beck for Cup of Jo.

Messy French bun My friend C. always wears one of those perfectly messy buns that makes it look like she just rolled out of bed in Montmartre. Here are her step-by-step instructions. (I say we copy her ruthlessly.) xo Step 1: Make your hair dirty. Step 2: Next, pull together your hair and hold it straight up, like a Lucky Troll Doll. Step 3: Then twist your hair down to a few inches above the crown. Step 4: Wrap your hair around itself until it forms a loose bun, right on top of your head. Step 5: Pin the bun in place with bobby pins. Step 6: Finally, pull loose strands of hair from the nape of your neck and around your face to make it look like you’ve worn the bun all day. (Photo by Anna Wolf for Cup of Jo)

Braided top bun Whenever I'm walking around downtown New York, I see tons of cute girls wearing buns on the tops of their heads. Well, what could be even better than a top bun? A braided top bun! My friend Caroline, a hair genius, came over to explain exactly how to get this easy spring look, and the fabulous Jamie Beck took photos. Here are Caroline's easy steps... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Voila! P.S. (Photos by Jamie Beck for Cup of Jo. Three twisted buns I'm excited to share another hair tutorial! You know those days when you want your hair to look pretty but you only have a minute? Well, my friend Caroline swears by this gorgeous set of three twisted buns ("like cinnamon rolls!" she says). Here are Caroline's steps, if you'd like to try them out... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. See? Here's the look, feminine and easy breezy. P.S. (Photos by the fabulous Jamie Beck for Cup of Jo.

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