Hairess–Fall 2013

One of the best things that could’ve happened to hair in fashion is the trend of simplicity. Rather than seeing complicated updo’s fill the runways and pages of our favorite magazines, we see a more undone version that is perfect … Continue reading

Sunday Tutorial–Numero Uno!

Being a cosmetology student, I am constantly scouring YouTube for different tutorials on hair and makeup. It’s a wonderful tool that many artists use to showcase different looks and techniques. It’s great for the consumer because it explains and demonstrates how to execute a look. It also has the benefit of watching as many times as you need to make sure that you get it down pat. Every Sunday I’d like to showcase a video that I love and that can be tried in the upcoming week!

This week’s video comes from Aveda, and it showcases Aveda’s Control Force Hairspray ($26). Control Force is a firm hold hairspray that doesn’t flake and has 24-hour humidity defense–perfect for summer! I love this video because it shows 7 different looks that can be created. They also used an entire can on this model and they were still able to brush and recreate without it getting flaky or dull. Way to go Aveda!!


I have turned into quite the little Braid-zilla… Braids are so prominent in fashion right now! Almost any age can wear some type of braid depending on the style and placement. I’m just going to post a few of my favorites right now! Enjoy!

Milkmaid Braid--part your hair down the middle and braid both sides with a regular 3-strand braid--secure ends with an elastic. Wind both braids over the top of your head and secure with a pin.



Waterfall Braid--done similar to regular french braid, but rather than adding hair to a strand, you drop that strand a pick up a new section.



Fishtail Braid--done similar to french braid, but only use two sections.



Sideways French Braid--you might need a hand with this one if you don't do many on yourself.



Reverse French Braid--same as regular French braid, but rather than taking strands over each other, you would braid under each other.