The Perfect Bow Bun Updo

The Perfect Bow Bun Updo
I’ve been wanting to feature this week’s tutorial for a long time! It combines features we have shown you how to do a long time ago, the Sock Bun and a Hair Bow.
TIP: For any of you without a bun maker, you can create one easily by yourself with only a tube sock and pair of scissors. All you have to do is cut the toe out of the sock, and roll the sock up to create your bun former.
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, bun maker, 2 ponytail holders, 1 small hair elastic, 4-6 bobby pins, hairspray or Spray Wax {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes
Skill Level: Medium
Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1.  Begin by securing all the hair into a high ponytail…
  2. Next, section off a 1 inch piece and temporarily secure it out of the way while you work with the rest of the ponytail…
  3. Slide a bun maker {or hair doughnut} onto the larger ponytail, leaving the small one underneath…
  4.  Allow the hair fall naturally, so that it covers the bun maker evenly {you many use a comb to help you achieve this}…
  5. Add a second ponytail holder over the top of the newly-created hair bun to secure it perfectly…
  6. Then, begin to twist the remaining hair around the base, carefully adding in small sections of remaining hair into the twist as you go around…
  7.  When you run out of left-over hair at the base of the bun, bobby pin the ends into place against the bun maker, using more bobby pins to secure any layered ends…
  8.  Now, release the small ponytail section you temporarily set aside, which is now underneath the bun, and add a small hair elastic on it up near the bun’s base…
  9.  After wrapping the elastic around the hair a few times, before it is too tight, take your index finger and thumb through the elastic and pull through your first loop of hair {when pulling the hair through, only pull enough to create a small loop}…
  10. Then, give the elastic a full twist and then form your second loop the same as you did in Step #9…
  11. Now, to create the knotted section of the bow, take any left over ends and wrap them up and over where the elastic can be seen in the middle of the bow, and secure them underneath the bun with a few small bobby pins…
  12.  At this point, you can can shape the bow to perfection by adding a small bobby pin from the bottom of the loop and anchoring it to the hair, going upward towards the bun {be sure to place the bobby pin inside the bottom section of the loop, which will allow you to form the top into a perfect bow-like shape}…
  13. 13. Repeat on both sides of the bow…
  14. 14. Then add hairspray or spray wax to secure any fly aways.

Summer Hairstyles:The Perfect Double Bun Tutorial

Summer Hairstyles:The Perfect Double Bun Tutorial
Hello everyone! Today I will share a fun, new hairstyle featuring a unique bun. A great bun that makes you feel beautiful and brings compliments from others is a hairstyle that should always be kept in your repertoire. This double bun looks elegant and has an air of intricacy, but is reasonably easy to create and it’s suitable hot weather.
Updos, such as this one, are elegant and work perfectly for special occasions such as weddings and prom. There are so many different variations and are especially convenient for keeping your hair out of the way while showing off your dress at the same time.
TO CREATE THE STYLE YOU WILL NEED:

  • One donut bun
  • Two metal-free hair elastics
  •  Four hair pins

THE DOUBLE BUN TUTORIAL:

  1.  Begin by smoothing all the hair up into a high ponytail.
  2.  Grab your favorite donut hair accessory and thread the ponytail through the center.
  3. Spread the hair around the edges of the donut and pop another elastic over the top.
  4.  Separate the hair sticking out from the donut into two halves, left and right.
  5.  Starting on the right side, twist the hair towards the bun and bring the twist around the front of the bun, towards the left ear.
  6.  Secure the ends of the hair with a pin next to the donut bun.
  7.  Now move to the left side and begin twisting the hair in the other direction.
  8.  Lay the twist in front of the other one and secure it next to the bun as well.
  9.  Gently loosen the donut bun by pulling the hair up to create the illusion of a larger bun.
  10. Finish with hairspray and you are done!

How to wake up curls?

How to wake up curls?

It’s steadily getting warmer out and suddenly, going out with a wet head doesn’t seem like the world’s worst plan, so we’re looking for ways to wake up and start the day with our best (head) forward. Here are six ways to do just that!

Many women complain of not having uniform curls. “To enhance the natural texture of your hair, you can apply mousse to your hair at night. Section your hair into one inch pieces and double strand twist it or you can do braids,” suggests celebrity stylist Keith Campbell. Follow this up by sleeping with it overnight and let it out in the morning. Your hair texture will remain natural and enhanced.

  1.  Stylist Dani Hauflaire from renowned Maxine Salon in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood also champions the nighttime shampoo. Then, she advises you pin-curl your hair loosely, either starting at the ends or the mid shaft, and roll upwards towards the scalp in a pinwheel motion. You can also place a full circle, soft headband on top of your hair as though you are pulling down a knit cap, placing the headband about an inch from the perimeter of the hairline.
  2. Or, with your comb and finger, start at your front part with a simple push backwards, place a bobby pin horizontally, then a pull forward and another bobby pin. Continue alternating forward and backward placements along the front hairline and you will have beautiful finger waves to work with in the morning.Douglas David, managing partner of Douglas Carroll Salon, a nationally and internally recognized salon, says us curly girls have tons of options.
  3.  When your hair is already curled: The focus here is on conservation, so you want to apply products that preserve your look without sacrificing manageability in the morning. Conserve curls with a flexible hairspray like Moroccan Oil medium hold hairspray. Twist and secure your curled hair into two buns. When you wake up in the morning, shake out your curls, spray again with hairspray. Add a shine spray like Sebastian Halo Mist to tame fly-aways.
  4.  For naturally wavy hair: Spray a texturizing spray onto wet hair and let dry partially. Twist hair into sections and diffuse. Gently loosen in the morning, and add hairspray. Naturally wavy hair already has “curly” tendencies, so the focus needs to be on complementing and enhancing the natural texture of the hair.
  5. . For crimpy, textured curls: Braid dry hair and apply a smoothing cream on the ends and a soft mousse all over the hair.Shake out in the morning and hairspray. In this case, more braids (and therefore smaller braids) mean tighter and more defined waves and curls. Less braids (and therefore larger braids) mean looser waves and curls.
  6.  Another easy technique to wake up with curls is the sock bun. Take a sock and cut off the toe and roll it down onto itself. Pull your damp or roughly dried (not wet) hair into a high ponytail and secure it with a soft elastic. Put your ponytail through the hole in the rolled up sock, wrap the ends of your hair around the sock evenly and proceed to roll the sock down your hair, in a motion similar to rolling it down your own leg. Make sure the hair is spread out evenly around the entire sock to guarantee uniform curls. Roll the sock down so your hair is being fed through the hole, and then up around the sock until you reach the base of your ponytail. You will not even need booby pins to hold the bun in place! When you wake up in the morning, take out the bun and use your fingers to piece out the curls. Finish with Oribe Apres Beach Spray to add texture and enjoy the extra hit on the snooze button.

Bonus Tip
“The best way to make curls and unruly behave is to keep hair healthy,” says Creative Director of Ouidad, Morgan Willhite. He advises we use a deep conditioning treatment on your hair every two weeks to “feed” your hair and keep it strong, shiny and healthy.

5 Hair Styles To Rock With Hats

5 Hair Styles To Rock With Hats
Don’t think you can pull off a hat? Think again! We share the perfect hair styles to pair with each hat so you can look your best and rock your newfound fav fashion accessory.
Beach Waves
What says sunny beach more than a straw hat? It’s the perfect way to stay stylish while keeping the sun off our face. Pair this hat with carefree beach waves and some cat eye sunglasses. You will shine brighter than the sun.
Heavy Side Part
Wide brimmed hats are the perfect boho accessory for your summer look. Wear your hair in a heavy side part, then set the hat back on your head so everyone can see your stunning hat and hair combo. This hairstyle also works for short hair.
Vintage Waves
If you are looking for more of a clean garden party look, try big waves. They look totally vintage and aren’t as hard as they look. It’s easy to achieve with rollers! Pair with an out-of-this-world floral wide brimmed hat and people will mistake you for Audrey Hepburn.
Back Crown Braid
An easy way to cool off in the summer is to get your hair off the your back and neck. A super cute way to do this is with a back crown braid. Start from your ear and French braid your hair around the back of your neck and tuck it in near the other ear. To complete this glamorous look, add a straw fedora.
Choppy Bob
Summer is baseball season. If you have short to mid-length hair, congratulations, you look super cute in baseball caps! Pair your favorite baseball cap with a straightened choppy bob for a homerun look.

The 8 Cutest Short Hairstyles For Summer 2015

The 8 Cutest Short Hairstyles For Summer 2015
TYRA BANKS
The America’s Next Top Modelhost recently took to Twitter to debut her hot new ‘do.
FAITH HILL
The country star has worn her hair a lot of different ways over the years, but this retro pixie is the most sophisticated of them all.
BEYONCE KNOWLES
Beyonce recently showed off some short bangs, but this piecey bob is so much better.
MARION COTILLARD
The French actress, who has recently worn her hair just past the shoulders, debuted this sleek, crisp bob at a screening of her new movie, Two Days, One Night. Très chic, we say.
ANNE HATHAWAY
Although she initially cut off her hair to play Fantine in Les Misérables, the gamine cut suits the newly minted Oscar winner’s fine features. To get the sleek look, “apply a cocktail of two parts Straight Sexy Hair Darn Straight with one partHealthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewalon towel-dried hair, and then either use your fingers or a paddle brush to gently pull the hair flat as you blow dry, following the curves of the head,” says Mapile. Finish with a spritz of shine spray.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS
Michelle’s deep side-part and long bangs create a cool, asymmetrical look. “I’ve been seeing plenty of short cuts that are taking on more ‘tomboy’ shapes, with details that have a masculine edge,” says Mapile.
LISA RINNA
A spiky, sassy shag can be dressed up for easy elegance or mussed for a more punky-cool look.
EMMA WATSON
Post-Potter, Emma chopped off her below-the-shoulder locks. For a sleek, defined pixie, flat-iron hair and follow with a touch of pomade.

Prim’s Braided Bun Updo | Mockingjay Hairstyles

SUMMER HAIRSTYLES:Prim’s Braided Bun Updo | Mockingjay Hairstyles
This week’s hairstyle is inspired by Prim in the Mockingjay movie of The Hunger Gamesmovie franchise. We’ve watched Prim grow up, from a little girl with side braids, into a beautiful young woman who works to take care of injured patients in a District 13 hospital.
This is a very easy updo to create, and it gives a very sophisticated look especially when worn slicked back. You can achieve this look by wetting the hair down beforehand, or by adding in some pomade as you comb the hair before styling.
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 small hair elastics, 10-14 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting the hair straight down the middle of the head, all the way down {giving you two even sections of hair on either side}…
  2.  Create a simple braid with your first section {you want the braid to begin right behind each ear and run straight down the back}…
  3. As you braid, be careful not to braid forward, over the shoulder and towards the front of the face or it will create an odd-looking bump in your bun as you twist up the braids later}..
  4.  When you run out of hair, secure the braid with a small hair elastic…
  5.  Now, take the very ends of the braid and begin to roll it up the rest of the braid {you want this to be as tight as possible, which will also help to hide the elastic}…
  6.  When you reach to the top of the braid, you should be able to lay the bun against the head, giving the bun a braided cinnamon roll look…
  7. Next, carefully secure the bun to the head using a few bobby pins {you want to be sure the bun lays as close to the part line as possible, so that when both braids are pinned, they look like they are touching each other}…
  8. Repeat Steps #2-7 for the second braided bun…
  9.  Shake the head to determine how firm the buns are secured, and, if necessary, add in a few more bobby pins…
  10. Add hairspray {if desired} to control flyaways.

Summer Hairstyles:Double-French Messy Bun Updo

Summer Hairstyles:Double-French Messy Bun Updo
Today’s hairstyle is very suitable for hot weather.If you know how to French Braid, this style will be easy to do. You can also use Dutch Braids, instead of French {I like them both ways}.
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 claw clips, 3 ponytail holders, hairspray and spray wax {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 7-10 minutes
Skill Level: Hard

  1. Begin by determining how you intend to wear this hairstyle {sleek and wet or dry and less formal}…
  2. Then, create a part running from each temple to the nape of the neck, leaving to “C” shaped parts on either side of the head, and clip them temporarily out of the way…
  3. Now pick up from hair from the top, near front of the face and begin a normal French braid {be sure to use small sections of hair to create a crisp and tight-looking braid…
  4. Continue braiding until you reach the crown of the head, then stop adding in hair and complete a few extra stitches of a simple 3-strand braid before securing temporarily with an elastic…
  5.  Flip head upside down and now begin a French braid running from the nape of the neckup to the crown area, meeting your previous braid, again, finish that braid with a few extra stitches of a regular 3-strand braid…
  6. Now, take the two braids and join them together into a high ponytail, securing them together with the ponytail holder you temporarily used on the first braid…
  7. Now pick up both first-parted sections of hair from either side and add them into the sides of the ponytail {each section should cover any part lines of your braid, without hiding the braids entirely}…
  8.  Options: At this point, you can finish the combo with a messy bun, a braided bun, twisty bun, sock bun, or ponytail — we show you a messy bun…
  9.  Pull up one section of the ponytail holder and pull through the ponytail halfway through, leaving the ends inside the elastic…
  10. Now grab and twist the hair in different directions until you like the way it looks clumped around the elastic, and add a clear elastic to help hold the hair in this position…
  11.  Feel free to use bobby pins to fix and shape the bun to your exact liking…
  12. Use hairspray or spray wax to set the hairstyle and clean up any flyaways.

Woven Faux Hawk | Edgy Hairstyles

Woven Faux Hawk | Edgy Hairstyles
This faux braid is so easy, anyone can follow, and it only involves crossing a strand and then dropping the previous crossed strands. Easy as that!
This hairstyle looks perfect with a pair of ripped jeans and a cute blouse or t-shirt. Feel free to accessorize it as you wish, and add curls. You can see that I also added a cute red bow to help cover the elastic.
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, hair powder, dry shampoo, 1 small hair elastics, 1-2 small bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 5 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Optional: Begin with a base of curls…
  2. Then comb the hair away from the face, towards the back of the head…
  3. Now, pick up a small section of hair right at the middle forehead, and divide it into two equal sections…
  4.  Then cross these two strands {at this point you’ll have one piece that lays on top of the other}…
  5.  Now to the other side, pick up another small strand about 1.5 to 2 inches from center, and cross it over the top {this will begin to form a criss-cross woven pattern}…
  6.  Then, on the other side, pick up a new strand of hair about 1.5 to 2 inches from center and cross it over the top {as you cross, you should be able to release both other strands, except the new strand you just crossed over the top…
  7. With each new strand, try to pick up hair in front of the last piece you just played down {however, farther back into the braid, you’ll notice that you have to pick up hair a second time and that’s perfectly fine}…
  8.  Continue Steps #5-6, keeping the braid directly down the middle of your head, and also ensuring that the faux hawk maintains a width of about 3-4 inches…
  9. Continue the braid down the back of the head about 4 inches past the crown, and then tie it off with an elastic…
  10.  Add a hair bow for an added pop, and hairspray {if desired}.

Faux French Braid

Faux French Braid
Faux French Braid to me looked a lot like a French Braid, but the stitching looked a bit different so I knew it couldn’t be. When my friend finally showed me how she created the style, I almost laughed at how easy it was!
We’ve shown you a few faux braids over the past few years, but the French Braid really is a stumbling block for many beginning braiders.  Given its slightly different look, learning this French braid hack can be very useful for anyone at any age!
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 ponytail holder, hairspray {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Pick up a section of hair starting about the end of each eyebrow and back to crown {be sure to leave out a few loose, curly strands to frame the face}…
  2. Then divide that section into three even strands and braid it using the simple 3-strand braiding method, all the way down to the end an secure with a hair elastic…
  3. Now pick up a small section of hair from the right side of the head, and cross it over the braid to the left top outside loop in the first stitch of the braid.
  4. Then, with your left thumb and index finger, place them up an through the first outer loop of the braid on the left side…
  5. With the thumb and index finger, grab the new strand that you just crossed over, and pull through the hole and let free…
  6. Now pick up a small section of hair from the right side of the head, and cross it over the braid to the left top outside loop in the first stitch of the braid.
  7. Then, with your right thumb and index finger, place them up an through the first outer loop of the braid on the right side…
  8. With the thumb and index finger, grab the new strand that you just crossed over, and pull through the hole and let free…
  9. Repeat Steps #3-8 until you have run out of hair or useable loops {at some point, you will begin to use hair that has already been pulled through, which is fine, just keep taking sections through the outer loops}…
  10. Go back can lightly tug on the outer edges of the faux French Braid to give it a more loose and full look.
  11. .Secure braid with a hair elastic, and add hairspray {if desired}.

The Perfect Fishtail Wrapped Bun Tutorial

The Perfect Fishtail Wrapped Bun Tutorial
Hello everyone! It’s a perfect updo for the warm weather months ahead! Fishtail braids continue to be all the rage right and this hairstyle features two of them! This fishtail wrapped updo is quick and easy once you get the braiding part down, and the perfect hairstyle to keep in your beauty repertoire. This look is both trendy and chic, and luckily it looks trickier than it actually is to create!
WHAT YOU NEED:
2 alligator clips
4 elastic bands
1 donut bun
3-6 hair pins
hairspray
THE FISHTAIL WRAPPED BUN TUTORIAL:

  1. With a part on the right side, separate off a portion of hair from the part down to the left ear. Clip off the back portion of hair with an alligator clip.
  2.  Pick up a section of hair near the part and begin a fishtail French braid. This is done by dividing the section into two halves and crossing small sections of hair underneath to the opposite side while incorporating hair into the braid each time.
  3.  When all of the hair is brought into the braid, finish braiding the section down into a regular fishtail braid.
  4. Gently pull on the edges of the braid to loosen and create a fuller braid. Tie off the end with a clear elastic band.
  5. Repeat the previous steps creating another braid on the right side of the head.
  6.  Let down the hair at the back and sweep it up into a low ponytail, tying it off with another elastic band.
  7. Take a hair donut and wrap it over the ponytail.
  8. Spread the hair around the donut and wrap another hair band over the top to secure it.
  9.  Twist the hair sticking out from the donut and wrap it around the base of the bun.
  10.  Pin down the ends with a hair pin.
  11.  Pick up the braid from the right side of the head and wrap it over the top of the bun and around to the left side.
  12.  Slide in some hair pins to secure the braid against the head.
  13.  Now wrap the braid from the left side over the bun.
  14.  Pin this braid down with another hair pin.
  15.  Shower the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.