This week’s fabulous ‘do is a variation on the fishtail braid. In fact, it looks easier than most fishtail braids because it’s so loose and kind of sloppy. What a cute way to sweep long hair up and off the neck on hot summer days. Check out the tutorial on Yet Another Beauty Site!
As much as I love sock buns for their magical volumizing and man-baffling abilities, when they’re tucked in a little too perfectly, they tend to look like … well … a sock on your head. That’s why I’m loving Sea of Shoes fashion blogger Jane Aldridge’s messier take on the style. By curling random sections of her hair first, leaving the bun itself a bit undone, and not pulling back all of her hair, she created a sock bun that’s still big and dramatic, but not overly precious (or overly sock-y, for that matter). Bravo! [Sea of Shoes]
I’ve always had a thing for numbers and math was one of my best subjects in school. Seven is technically my favorite number, but I have a soft spot in my heart for infinity. But I mean, who doesn’t, right? That’s why I got super excited when I saw a tutorial on Lauren Conrad’s website The Beauty Department for the Infinity Bun which, duh, looks like the infinity symbol. I don’t have long enough hair to try it out, but it looks super simple to execute for a bun inspired by a concept that’s kind of hard to grasp. Nerdiest bun ever! See the full tutorial after the jump. [The Beauty Department] Keep reading »
Halloween is inching closer each day (funny how that works!), so it’s about panic time for those of us who don’t have costumes already in mind. If you’re more beauty-minded, why not work backwards and gather some inspiration from one of these easy step-by-step hair tutorials, which we’ve paired perfectly with a handful of costumes to go with ‘em? Even if you’re uncomfortable with a curling iron, or can’t French braid to save your life, there’s bound to be something for you in one of these five looks …
Looking for ways to change up the style of your wash-and-go bob? I loooooove this tutorial for getting textured waves (especially the slightly feathered out bangs — be still my Farrah Fawcett-worshiping heart!), and it’s tailored specifically to short hair. So cute for a date night or a concert, right? Check out the link for step-by-step photos! [Keiko Lynn]
Hair tutorials for curly-haired ladies are few and far between, but the stellar site Hair Romance has tons of them, including this gorgeous creation of twisted and pinned French rolls. It’s somehow elegant and a bit badass, isn’t it? Check out the step-by-step tutorial to give it a try, and prepare for a flood of compliments!
Doesn’t this tucked hairstyle look beautiful and totally put together? Would you believe it literally takes less than a minute to create, and all you need (and the word “need” is used loosely here) is a hair tie? Check out this quick video tutorial to get this fabulous — and super easy — look for yourself! [S.T.E.L.]
Curls are lovely on their own, and braids are always awesome, but like peanut butter and jelly or Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake (what? I’m still hoping they’ll dig out the matching denim outfits and get back together!), curls and braids are even better together. If you’re after some major texture this summer, check out Fashionedible’s easy tutorial for adding multiple mini braids to voluminous curly hair. Gorgeous.
Looking for a simple way to dress up your hair (and get it up off your neck) during these sweltering summer months? This asymmetrical style from hair and beauty blogger Half Naked Curls is so pretty, and I love how it makes use of a colorful scarf. Check out her video tutorial (video starts automatically, just FYI) for the steps to get this fabulous summer look for yourself!
Next week, I’m traveling with my mom to Nicaragua, where we will spend four days lounging on the beach, swimming, reading, bonding, and, hopefully, braiding my hair. My mom used to do my hair up in a French braid when I was in elementary school, but I’m hoping she’ll be game to play hairdresser and weave my salt water-soaked locks into this fetching updo. It’s pretty, doesn’t require any special tools (because I’m certainly not packing them), and will keep my locks off my neck in the sweltering 90 degree heat. Check out the tutorial at the link! [Hair Romance]