Easy Hair DIY.

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On New Years, I was googling different easy hair styles to put together to use for the night.  However, in looking I realized they all said easy but were not so I made it super simple.  You have to start with a head of full curled hair so that may take a while but then after that it’s super simple.

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If you choose to add an headbands or flashy pieces, do it first before you pin any other pieces of hair.  I added this bedazzled headband so I locked it in first thing.

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After that, pull some of the curled pieces from in front of the band and behind to twirl behind and pin in a half up position.

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I stopped here (less than 3 mins) but you can keep pinning sections like this.  The next small section would pin below the first and so on.  Once the bottom is pinned as far as you can go, you can take the tails of your hair still hanging and twirl them up and pin the hair in place to be a messy low bun.  I’ve also done that which is easy but takes about 10-15 mins.  Make sure to pin that well so when you put a jacket on or there is movement around the hair, it won’t get pulled out.

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Voila!  This is the hair DIY from yesterday’s post.

Convertible Hair

IMG_3410While in LA, our friend Adam rented a convertible to cruise the Hollywood Hills in.  I was lucky that I got to be his driving partner in crime.  Of course, we were cruising with the top down the entire time and let’s be honest… when your hair is flying all over the place, it’s hard to see!  I learned real fast that I needed to always wear my hair up when the tops down.  I did a reverse french braid from the base of my neck up.  It’s easy to do once you get used to folding over to actually create the braid.

IMG_3413There may be a little rat tail but I blame it on the wind.

IMG_3407We bought a star map and set out to see some celebrity homes.  It’s much easier to be a creep with a star map and the top down.

Braided Top Knot

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It’s hard to have a cute up-do that’s fun and sophisticated.  One day I had my hair in a pony tail and wanted to add something to it.  Not have just a typical bun or pony tail.  So I braided and twirled and ended up with this easy to do bun!

IMG_70851. Start with a regular pony tail

IMG_70842. Separate strands to start braid

IMG_70833. Braid hair until 1 or 2 inches from the ends of your hair

IMG_70824. Twirl braid around the base of your pony tail

IMG_70815. Tuck the ends of the braid under one of the elastic loops holding your pony tail

IMG_70796. Pin any crazy, out of control pieces down unless you like how they look

IMG_70777. Voila!  Scope it, so easy.

When in Doubt, Bling it Out

IMG_6935You know, I have a really hard time pulling together great outfits but if there’s one thing that makes a person look fancier without really trying it’s BLING.  You can throw on a spicy piece of bling with a plain t-shirt and be work ready in an instant.  I am the queen of trying to save time in the morning just so I can sleep in an extra 10 minutes so I’ve stocked up on bling to help me pull it together for work in a moments notice.

IMG_6923(Nordstrom BP studded clutch, Forever 21 ring)

IMG_6933(This wrap bracelet I got for Christmas and it’s the perfect piece of edgy bling to add to some jeans and a tank top)

IMG_6932(Beaded bling clutch)

IMG_6931(Forever 21 gold cuff)

IMG_6920(blingy bobby pins)

So don’t forget that when in doubt, bling it out!

Jeweled Hair Accessories

Chels rose headbandHAPPY NEW YEAR!  Around this time of year, it seems that people are wearing cuter accessories since it gets so cold it’s hard to dress warmly while you are freezing your A#$ off.  We love headbands.  They are the best accessory to tone your hair down when it’s acting wild or jazz up a simple sweater.  Here are some of our favorites.

Britt AnthroFor fancier jeweled head bands, we like Anthropolgy’s selection.

Chelsea AnthroThe soft toned head bands look amazing with Chelsea’s dark hair.  This is another Anthropology gem.

Britt 20s headbandThis beautiful and sparkly head band was hand made by our good friend, Lindsay.  She made a handful of these gorgeous head bands for her Roaring 20’s birthday party and these were laying around her “speak easy” for people to try on and have as a keepsake.  Great idea!

Chelsea Braided HeadbandThis braided number is much more subtle.  If you pick a head band color close to your hair color it will be a much more simple approach.  Picking the opposite color is more for a stand out piece.  Both work great but wearing a wild outfit and wild head band could put you in the running for a “homeless vs. hipster” contest that you didn’t even know you signed up for.

Britt Nordstrom headbandHead bands are also great because you can wear them any way you please.  You can also find them anywhere.  Our favorites come from Anthropology, Nordstrom and (of course) Forever21.