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1920′s Inspired Hair Tutorial

   
I absolutely love, love, love 1920′s style. It’s my favorite era in terms of  hair styling and fashion. Inspired by the 1920′s, I created this fun 1920′s flapper  tutorial  for Halloween. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create an inexpensive flapper headband and soft wavy faux bob. Chicks …  challenge yourself this Halloween and have fun:) Enjoy!
 
 
Flapper Headband
 
 Here’s what you’ll need!
 
 

1. Feather

2. Black elastic headband

3. Brooch Pin

Step #1

 Take your brooch and  pin the feather to the elastic headband. You may have a few of these items at home already (the pin I used is from a necklace I bought last year).

 

Faux Bob

Here’s what you’ll need!

1.Brush

2.Hairspray

3.Small barrel curling iron (3/4″)

4.Rattail comb

5.Pin curl clips

6.Bobby pins

7.Hair clip

Steps 1-4

 

*** I straightened my natural hair with a flatiron for this look ( but you can also roller set your hair)

*** Short hair chicks skip steps 2-4

1.Create a side part

2. Part hair from ear to ear and clip away top half.

3. Twist hair around your finger to create a pin curl. Place pin curl close to your scalp and secure with bobby pins (if  pin curls are too difficult braid up back section and pin).

4. Create 3 to 4 pin curls in back section

Steps 5-8

 

 5.  Start at the top and part out a small section of hair (about the width of your finger).

6.Use a small barrel curling iron and curl hair forward.

7.Direct the hair forward and pin with a pin curl clip (pin curls should be about the size of a nickel)

8.Proceed to bottom side section and curl in opposite direction. Pin hair going back away from face.

Steps 9-12

 

9. Proceed to remaining sections and repeat the same process

10. After it’s all pinned … spray it up with hairspray! Let pin curls set while you start your makeup.

11. Remove pin curl clips (do not remove the 3-4 pin curls that you bobby pinned earlier)

12. Softly brush out each section

Steps 13-16

 

13. Try and create a “C” formation at the top using your finger to help mold hair in place.

14.Use a pin curl clip to help hold your “C” formation in place. Take your comb and tease the ends in an upward direction to create fullness.

15. Tuck ends under and secure with bobby pins.

16.Proceed to opposite side and repeat the same process. Use your rattail comb to help create an “S” formation. 

Steps 17 & 18

 

17. Tease, tuck and pin

18. Spray, spray, spray, and spray some more!  Add your fabulous flapper headband to complete your look.

Whew … done! It should look something like this when you finish. 

 Chicks  … have a safe and fun Halloween! Thanks for reading!

 

Easy 5 Step Milkmaid Braid

 Braids continue to be a summer favorite. The side braid and fishtail braid were super trendy last summer and the milkmaid braid is hot this summer. I love this braid because it’s really easy to do and you can dress it up or down. Check out my easy 5 step tutorial below. Enjoy!    

 

Here’s what you’ll need!

1. Rat-tail Comb

2. Synthetic Hair (or human hair extensions)

3. Bobby Pins

4.  Hair Ties

Step #1

 Part hair into two sections.

Step #2

 *Chicks with long thick hair … skip this step and go to step #4*

If your hair is short or thin … you’ll need to add synthetic or human hair to your ponytail. When you have the desired amount of hair … separate your ponytail hair in half and pin the extension hair just above your ear.

Step #3

 Once the extension is secure, use a hair tie to secure the ponytail in place.

Step #4

 Braid the ponytail down and secure the end with a hair tie or rubber band. Repeat the process on the other side.

Step #5

 Bring one braid across your head and pin in place. Bring the second braid across and pin in place. Continue to pin braids down until it feels secure.

Done!

  It should look something like this when you finish. Chicks … with these 5 easy steps you can turn a bad hair day into a super cute summer hairstyle. Thanks for reading:)

 

DIY Twist Out

It’s all about being a naturalista these days. Chicks are putting away their flat irons and are rocking fabulous textured hairstyles. Below is a DIY twist out tutorial. It’s super easy and this technique can be used on all hair textures. Enjoy!    

 

Here’s what you’ll need!

1.  Hair Foam

2. Hair Clips

3. Rat tail Comb

Step #1

Shampoo and condition hair. Apply hair foam (or whatever styling product you prefer). Part hair into two sections. Use hair clips to hold hair in place.

Step #2

  Start in the back … create a two-strand twist. Twist hair down close to the scalp. You can also achieve this style by braiding your hair into cornrows.

Step #3

 Make sure that your twist is secure. Proceed to the next section.

Step #4

Continue to the top section.

Step #5

 When you finish … it should look something like this. Dry hair for 45 minutes under the hair dryer or air dry overnight. Separate each section and fluff to create fullness.

DONE

Done! Try this style when you’re between hair appointments. If your hair texture is really fine (like mine) you may have to re twist your hair at night to maintain this style.

Thanks for reading:)

DIY Spiral Rod Set

 There’s nothing like soft bouncy curls. Spiral rods add volume and texture to fine limp hair. Rod sets also allow you to take a break from harmful heat styling. This week I cut and rod set my hair. I wanted to share the process with you, so that you can experiment with this style at home. Enjoy! 
 
 
 
Here’s what you’ll need!
 

1. Setting Lotion or Hair Foam ( I use Lotta Body )

2. Jumbo End Papers (sold at local beauty supply)

3. Hair Clips

4. Rat tail Comb

5. 15-20 Medium Rods  (sold at Sally Beauty Supply) (rods come in all sizes)

Step #1

Shampoo and condition hair. Part hair into four sections.Use hair clips to hold hair in place.

Step #2

 Apply setting lotion to the first section.

Step #3

  Take a small section of hair. Fold the jumbo end paper halfway down. Then slide the end paper all the way down to the end. Make sure that your hair is really saturated so that the end paper slides down easily.

Step #4

 Place the tip (with the end paper) at the end of the rod. Roll up. I’m rolling my hair forward because that’s the direction I want my hair to fall in.

Step #5

 Your hair should look like a candy cane stripe on the rod. After rolling the rod up to your scalp… bend the top of the rod to hold it in place. This step takes practice…so don’t be discouraged if you don’t get it right away:)

Step #6

Proceed to rod each section of hair. Don’t worry about perfect rod placement… you can basically pick up random strands of hair and it will still come out cute! Now…get ready to stuff your alien-like hairdo under the hair dryer.

Step #7

 Okay… I headed over to the salon to use the hair dryer. Sit under hair dryer for 35-60 minutes or until completely dry.

This is how it looks dry with rods removed. I like to use a small amount of Bed Head Manipulator on my fingertips when pulling the curls apart to control frizz.

Step#8

Separate each curl a few times to create fullness.

Done!

 Whew… finally done! You can use spiral rods on all textures of hair. Chicks have fun…be creative…play and manipulate the curls to create beautiful textured styles. Try one side pinned back, or braided… create a sexy updo. Good luck!

Thanks for reading:)

Easy 5 Step Pin Curls

 
The pin curl technique has been around for years. Pin curls were mostly used to wet set and finger wave hair back in the day. They are now a great way to create curl and body without using heat. Curling and straightening your hair everyday often leads to dry damaged hair and pin curls can help prevent hair breakage. In the tutorial below…I’ll show you how to create curl without using heat. If you’re a  natural hair chick…check out Chime ( Hair Crush) on YouTube…she does an amazing natural hair pin curl tutorial. Enjoy!
 
  
Here’s what you’ll need!
 

1. Pin Curl Clips (17 to 20 clips) or Jumbo Bobby Pins

2. Butterfly Hair Clips (3 clips)

3. Rat-tail Comb

Step #1

Part hair into three sections.

Step #2

Use butterfly hair clips to hold hair in place.

Step #3

 Wrap hair around your finger and make a circle. Roll hair upward to your scalp. The smaller the circle the tighter the curl! For longer hair I suggest tight pin curls.

Step #4

You can position your pin curl to go forward or back. I prefer to roll mine back. Using your pin curl clip…clip the top of the pin curl to secure it in place.

Step #5

I usually do 2 rows of 2 on the sides and 3 rows of 3 in the back . But you can do as many pin curls as you like…do whatever you feel comfortable with!

Whew..you’re done! It should look something like this when you finish. You can leave the pin curls in for a few hours before going out or you can wrap your hair in a silk or satin scarf and sleep with them overnight!

This is how it came out the next day. You’ll have to work with the curls a bit and your curls maybe a little tight. Run your fingers through your hair to create a style. Chicks…practice makes perfect so don’t get discouraged if your curls aren’t fabulous the first time. If at first you don’t succeed…try, try again!

 

Easy 5 Step Bun!

image via essence.com
They’ve been called ballerina buns, chignons, and topknots. Buns were very trendy over the summer and they remain a fall favorite. Chicks are wearing their buns loose, messy, polished and elegant. I prefer to wear this style when I’m taking a break from my hair extensions. This is a super cute and easy hairstyle. Buns have gone from formal to fun. Check out my bun tutorial below and save yourself from another bad hair day!
 
 
 
Here’s what you’ll need!

1. Boar Bristle Brush

2. Hair Pins (4 to 5 pins)

3. Bun Enhancer  ( purchase from Sally Beauty or any other beauty supply) (optional)

4. Rat-tail Comb

5. Ponytail Holder

Step #1

Brush hair into a high ponytail.

Step #2

Use ponytail holder to secure hair in place. Bring ponytail through the hole of the bun enhancer.

Step #3

Comb hair down over the bun enhancer…make sure there are no gaps.

Step #4

With the end of the rat-tail comb…in a down and around motion tuck hair under the bun enhancer.

Step #5

Pin hair at the base of the bun.

The finished look:) Easy Hair Chick!