Perfectly Tousled Curls with a Curling Wand

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I feel like I have been avoiding this tutorial because I know there are several tutorials out there like it that teach how to curl your hair with a curling wand, but after getting numerous requests for a tutorial on how to achieve my curls, I decided it was time to blog about it! I like my curls to be imperfect. I like them to look more natural than the perfectly curled ringlets that I see on the shoulders of celebrities. The funny thing about it is that even though I want them to be “natural looking”, they aren’t natural at all! I have naturally curly hair. To achieve this look, I first straighten out my hair (taking all of the natural curl out of my hair), then curl my hair with a curling wand to create the messy, tousled curls I love. About as UN-natural as it gets. I guess that is just life though! Sometimes it takes the most work to look like a natural beauty!

I know that probably doesn’t apply to many of you, but that is my long way of saying that I start this whole process out with stick straight hair. I love how starting with straight hair can make a messy look that is still controllable.

To create this look, you need…

*Curling wand

*Heat protecting spray

*Brush

*Clip

Here is the video to teach you my step by step process of how I create this look. For written instructions, look below the video.

 In case you missed any of that, or want to look back for reference, here is how I created the curls…

1. Spray hair with heat protecting spray.

2. Pull up majority of the hair, leaving a small section of the bottom of the hair down.

3. Take a small section from that hair and wrap the section around the curling wand, curling away from the face. Hold the end (about an inch) of the piece of hair away from the wand so that it stays straight.

4. Go through the bottom section of hair and repeat step 3.

5. Pull down the next section of hair and curl it in small sections.

6. Curl the top section of hair a little tighter than the rest. You will see these curls the most.

7. Curl any fringe that has fallen out of the sections of hair that didn’t get curled.

8. Take a brush and brush through the hair and run your fingers through it.

9. Spray it with hairspray.

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Now you have perfectly, messy tousled curls! These are great because they last for a few days. You can touch them up a little bit, but they are supposed to look messy, so a little bed head actually can make your hair look even better! Score!

Messy Wavy Twist Hairstyle and Giveaway!

 The big day is here! Remember THIS post last week? I told you about the holiday hairstyle I was creating with Pantene products and here is the big reveal! Messy Wavy Twist

 

I must admit, I was a little worried about trying Pantene products because I am a cosmetologist and I tend to use salon hair products. I got to try several products from Pantene that are all geared to protecting your hair from the heat. The products I used were…

 

Pantene Heat Protecting Products

 

    • Pantene Pro-V Heat Shield Shampoo

 

  • Pantene Pro-V Heat Shield Conditioner

 

 

  • Pantene Silky Moisture Whip

 

 

  • Pantene Heat Protection Spray

 

 

  • Pantene Advanced+ Keratin Repair KeraGloss Oil Mist

 

 

  • Pantene Smooth Lisse Serum

 

 

  • Pantene Triple Action Volume Mousse

 

 

  • Pantene Volume Root Lifting Spray Gel

 

 

  • Pantene Shaping Hairspray Extra Strong Hold

 

 

 

I was really impressed with the way that these products felt in my hair! My hair was so soft! I was a little concerned that by using all of these products, my hair would be weighed down and would look greasy, but that wasn’t the case at all. I am glad that I got to try these out! If anyone needs heat protection, it is me! I have naturally curly hair, so my hair gets a lot of heat. I blow dry it, straighten it, and then use a curling wand to create loose curls or waves in my hair. I love the look, but it isn’t good on my hair at all! By using hair products made to protect my hair from the heat, I am able to continue styling my hair the way I like it without feeling like I am totally destroying my hair!

 

I wanted to create a perfect holiday look for the parties that I attend during this season. I don’t go anywhere formal, so I wanted something that I felt like was a little dressed up, but still had enough edge to it that I could feel casual and comfortable. To create your own messy wavy twist look, follow these directions below. Beware! There are a lot of photos of me without makeup, fresh out of the shower coming up! You may not be able to get these images out of your head.

 

Holiday Hair Look

 

 

 

1. Wash and condition your hair with the Pantene Pro-V Heat Shield shampoo and conditioner. It is so important to start with a strong foundation to work off of. If you start with great shampoo and conditioner, your hair will be much happier!

 

2. Put just a little bit of the Pantene Silky Moisture Whip into your damp hair. A little of this goes a long way. It makes your hair feel so soft and it smells fantastic!

 

3. Put the Pantene Smooth Lisse Serum through the ends of your hair. Keep this away from your scalp, or else you will start looking a little greasy. This helps protect your ends a little more while keeping your hair looking nice and smooth.

 

4. Next is the Pantene Triple Action Volume Mousse. Put this all over in your hair. This helps add volume to all of your hair. A lot of products that are made for volume can really dry out your hair, but this one is made to keep your hair nice and healthy so that is a total bonus.

 

5. Spray the Pantene Volume Root Lifting Spray Gel onto your roots and rub it in.

 

6. Spray a very healthy dose of Pantene Heat Protection Spray into your hair. It is so important to use heat protection spray before using any sort of heat on your hair. It helps build a barrier to keep that heat from frying your hair off.

 

7. (These next two photos got switched! Forgive me! Look at photo 8) Blow dry your hair and then spray the Pantene Advanced+ Keratin Repair KeraGloss Oil Mist into it.

 

8. (Now look at picture 7) Straighten your hair. If your hair is naturally straight, I’m totally jealous. You can skip this step!

 

9. Make sure to brush it out really well before curling your hair.

 

10. Take medium sized sections of your hair and section them off.

 

11. Use a curling wand to curl those sections. Leave the ends off of the wand so they will stay straight. Brush through your curls after the hair has been all curled.

 

12. Take two sections from the front and pull them back. Tie them around each other, creating what would be the base part of a knot. Loop the hair through 2-3 more times to make the twist a little longer.

 

13. Take bobby pins and pin the twist into place.

 

14. Check where the hair is falling and pin anywhere you may need extra support.

 

15. Spray your hair with Pantene Shaping Hairspray Extra Strong Hold to keep everything in place.

 

Now you are done! The perfect, done up look that will look effortless and amazing!

 

Now for a giveaway! One lucky reader is going to receive all of these awesome Pantene Heat Shield products that I got to use! To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

 

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

At Home Hair Coloring Tips and Tricks

I am so excited to tell you guys about a really neat opportunity I was given. I was able to throw a girl’s night out for some of my besties while we watched Project Runway, played a Fall trends bingo game, and tried out some of the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products! I also got to try out the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series hair color on myself. As a licensed cosmetologist, I thought it would be fun if I did a video giving you my tips and tricks for hair coloring at home.

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Now, for the the tips you should all learn before dying your hair at home!

The Vidal Sassoon Pro Series party was a blast! I went to Target to pick up all of the products we would need and treats to eat while we watched Project Runway.

Fall Hairspiration Party

 Once the show was done, we spent some time trying out the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products. I was SO impressed! I am typically a professional hair product only type of girl, so to see these products work as well as I did was a huge shocker for me! I love the smell of the Combing Cream. I have used it everyday since the party and love to get a little sniff of my hair throughout the day. I was really impressed with hairsprays too. They had just the right amount of hold, without making the hair feel stiff. I now understand why they call Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products… Salon Genius. Affordable for All! At the party, I taught the party guests how to do flat iron curls on short and long hair. They wanted to know how to make them more wavy and how to make them tighter.

Holly Before and After

Rachel Before and After

I had a blast teaching these ladies about Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products and I think we are all sold!

Vidal Sassoon Party Goers

Now for a better look at the hair color change I made! I got rid of the ombre that I had and went back to a brown that is pretty close to my natural color. I LOVE it! I was really surprised at how much the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series color mixing process was like professional hair color. It was really easy to apply and I am really happy with how the color turned out!

Vidal Sassoon Home Color Tips

What do you think? Do you like my color? Have you ever used Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products? What is your favorite?

Don’t forget to enter Vidal Sassoon’s Pin-it-to-win-it Sweepstakes! Contestants have a chance to win a $1,000 Target Gift Card! That could do some SERIOUS damage! Check out the details here.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Favorite Summer Hair Products

Last month, my segment on KPVI More was all about my favorite hair products this summer! Where this month is the month of makeup, I thought this would be a fun segment to throw in here too. I know it isn’t makeup, but it is beauty related!

Favorite Summer Hair Care Products

You really do need to try out these products! Watch the video and let me know what you think. I want to know what your favorite summer hair care products are too!

Twist Knot Bun Hair Tutorial

I am so excited to be sharing one of my favorite hairstyles with you all today! It is the Twist Knot Bun. The greatest part? It can be done in less than 5 minutes! Because let’s be honest, some days we are all lucky to even be able to look in a mirror to get ready for more than 5 minutes!

Twist Knot Bun How To Tutorial

Care for a little back story? I have been making twist knots in my hair for years! I used to make seriously probably one hundred tiny ones right on top of my head and then pull the rest of my hair up. I loved it, then one day a boy told me I looked like I had monkey poop on my head. I then decided that having the twists on top of my head probably weren’t my best option! Secretly, I still call twist knots “monkey poops” in my head though because it makes me laugh thinking of how funny 16 year old boys can be. I think my more grown up style of the twist knot in a chic side bun classes it up and takes the “monkey poop” right out of the look!

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To do a twist knot bun…

1. Pull your hair into a pony tail

2. Take a section of the hair from the pony tail and start twisting it. If you want it to be super smooth, use hair cream to make your piece really smooth while twisting the hair.

3. Keep twisting the piece of hair until the piece starts curing up into what looks like a knot.

4. Bobby pin the piece into your hair to start making the base of your bun.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 over and over again until you have used all of the hair in your pony tail and twisted it into “knots”.

6. Go through and bobby pin pieces that feel less secure to be sure that your bun will stay in place.

7. Spray your hair with hairspray to smooth things out and keep the hair in place.

Now enjoy your new, quick hairstyle! Who says you need a lot of time to look and feel fabulous?!

Check out a few of my other beauty posts too…

Cut Swoop Bangs

Glitter Nails

Easy Messy Bun

How to cut your own side “swoop” bangs

As a cosmetologist, one concern I hear over and over again is that people really want to try side swoop bangs, but they don’t want to have to come get their bangs trimmed every 3 weeks to maintain them. I usually teach them a few tricks to help them maintain the look so that they don’t need to come back until they need a full haircut. I wanted to have some side swoop bangs before I going to Snap, so of course, I decided to take pictures along the way so that you can ALL know how to cut your own side swoop bangs at home!

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You will need…

*hair scissors

*comb

*styling tools

Before you start, be sure that your bangs are dry and straight. If you cut them while they are wet, bangs tend to shrink a little when they dry and they become shorter than you had originally planned. NOT good!

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Follow along with me through these pictures.

1. Part off as much hair as you want included in your bangs. If you want them to be thin, don’t take as much hair. If you want thick bangs, take a bigger section of hair. Keep in mind what your hair texture is like when choosing. My hair is thick, so a medium/thicker bang works well with my hair.

2. Choose where you want your bangs to hit on the side of your face.

3. Brush the section of hair you are working with to the opposite side of your face (Random information: This is also known as taking it across the street in beauty school). Put your fingers where you want your bangs to hit when you pull that hair back over to where you want them to be.

4. Using your fingers as a guide, cut your hair along where your fingers are, keeping your hair pulled the opposite direction that they will be. I like to point cut my bangs, meaning that I don’t cut straight across. I hold the scissors up and down and cut that way. It makes for a less dramatic line. Keep in mind, that could be a little more advanced and could be dangerous to cut towards your fingers. BE SO CAREFUL not to cut your fingers! You can also just cut straight across if that is easier/safer for you.

5. Brush your bangs over to where you want them to be. Style them how you want them.

All done! Enjoy your beautiful side swoop bangs!

I know you will LOVE these other great hair tutorials too! Click on the photos to take you to these posts…

Cut Your Own Split Ends

At Home Hair Coloring Tips

Perfectly Tousled Curls

Easy Messy Bun Tutorial

During the summer, my hairstyles are much more relaxed and easy. I wear my hair curly or in a messy bun a lot. Many times, when I wear my hair in a messy bun, I am asked how to do it. I think it is easier to show someone how to do it than to explain it, so here is my take on the messy bun…
Easy Messy Bun Girl Loves Glam

It is pretty simple. To start, I just added a little volume on top. I don’t like my hair to be really big, but I don’t like it to be stuck to my head so I give myself a little volume. Then I put my hair in a ponytail. On the last loop, I don’t pull my hair all the way through the elastic so that it curves around like the picture shows.

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Then I take pieces of my hair and stuff them back through the elastic. Continue doing this until you have created the basic shape of how you want your messy bun to look. It will look different every time.
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After you have the basic shape, you can go back and put a few bobby pins in place to help it stay where you want it. Add a little hairspray to keep everything in tact.
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You are done! Easy peasy.
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Now go and enjoy the last leg of your lazy summer!

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15 Summer Beauty Tips

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There are 2 things that I especially adore. Summer and beauty. Well, one great thing about both of them, is that they go hand in hand. No matter what size or shape you are, you can be Summer beautiful! Here are my top 15 Summer beauty tips, in no particular order…

1. Wear color- Color is something that I am not afraid of, but recently I looked in my closet and realized that I am really lacking in color. Luckily, I was given a few pairs of colored skinny jeans for my birthday. That makes me feel colorful again. Just because you aren’t daring enough to wear colored skinny jeans, doesn’t mean that you should shy away from color. You don’t have to follow specific color rules either. Pick out what feels good to you. You will be noticed more, but who says that is a bad thing?
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2. Waterproof mascara- This isn’t just for your trips to the pool or going to a Nicolas Sparks movie. Waterproof mascara is great for the Summer because you never know what your plans may turn out to be. Maybe your kids decide to have a spontaneous water fight. Do you really want the fear of having mascara drip down your cheeks stop you from the memories you could make with your kiddos? Or maybe it is more like in my latest case of my husband rolling down the window, just as a sprinkler hit my side of the car. Accident? I think not. It could have “ruined” my day, but waterproof mascara allowed me to laugh.
3. Get outside- I can’t stress this enough. I have made it a point to go walking with my little family (husband, baby, pup) a few times a week. Not only is this a great form of exercise, but it is now a treasured memory. There aren’t many months out of the year that you can play outside. Take advantage of that. One great bonus could be getting your booty a little tighter for the swimming suit!
4. Wear light accessories- I am an accessory girl. I think jewelry or a headband can add so much to an outfit. During the Summer, it is all about being cool and comfortable. Don’t over accessorize! Nothing is worse than wearing a thick, heavy necklace on a hot day. Maybe choose 1 or 2 great accessories that could really add to your outfit, and rock it. Don’t be afraid to mix different styles either. Case in point: My headband that was originally made for a Thanksgiving dress up day (I dressed as an Indian) and my necklace that was worn by my bridesmaids. Do those accessories have anything in common? No, but they work.
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5. Wax- I know, I know. That is a banned word for a lot of people, but whether it be eyebrows, armpits, or legs, the pain is totally worth the gain. Does anybody else hate shaving and tweezing as much as I do? Get the pain over in a few quick rips and you are good for weeks! You will not regret it.
6. Deep Condition- Some people only think of hair, others have no idea what a deep condition is. Deep conditioning not only your hair, but your skin during the Summer is crucial! All of that swimming and sunshine feels great, but it dries out your skin and hair big time. You don’t need to do anything ultra fancy to deep condition. For your hair, use your favorite conditioner and put it in after you get out of the shower and your hair is damp. Clip your hair up and let it sit in the conditioner for as long as you have time for. It could be 5 minutes or an hour. Doing this weekly or monthly can drastically help your hair. As for skin, use an intensive moisture lotion day and night. Preferably right after the shower and right before bed. If you can handle it, sleep with socks on right after putting the lotion on.
7. Sun Dresses- Wear them! They are the easiest Summer style to wear. They add a little glam to your wardrobe, but are most likely going to be the most comfortable item in your closet. They make GREAT swimming suit cover ups too. I always feel cuter wearing a sun dress over my bathing suit, rather than board shorts.
8. Sunscreen- Duh. That should be the most important beauty item of the Summer. Is it usually? Nope. I rarely wear it, but I will be wearing it now! Spending 8 hours in the blazing sun did nasty things to my skin. Case in point: My nose. Makeup over a sunburn isn’t chic.
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9. Dewy lips- What does this mean? It means, make your lips look a little wet. Don’t do this by licking your lips constantly, just buy a good lip gloss that does it for you. Wet looking lips are sexy lips.
10. Air dry your hair- Your hair will thank you a thousand times if you let it air dry once and a while. Now when I saw air dry, that does not mean it has to be 100% natural. Who’s hair looks good 100% natural? If yours does, I want to slap you. As for the rest of you, use product! This may take a little practice, but letting your hair air dry can look great, save you time, and protect your hair from split ends.
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11. Lighter eyes- Take off all of that makeup you have been caking on all winter. Embrace your natural beauty. Wear lighter colors of eye shadow and less eyeliner. You will be an instant natural beauty.
12. Show your toes- There are few times a year that you can wear open toed shoes. Having painted toenails makes you feel cute. I promise you will feel 10x better if they are painted. If you want to try something new, go to a salon and get shellac polish. That stuff rocks. It stays on my toes for 4-6 weeks even when I swim!
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13. Try wearing a hat- Baseball, floppy, or newsboy. It doesn’t matter. Hats are hot. I love wearing fedoras. They make me feel like I tried, without really trying at all. Be brave enough to wear a hat. They are Summer staples for me.
14. Wear colorful, comfortable shoes- Going along with the colorful clothing. Why not wear colorful shoes too? If your shoes have many colors, it may be easier to “match” but who says they have to? Fun colored shoes make a statement. Remember, summer isn’t enjoyable if your shoes are comfortable.
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15. Cardigans- You may be thinking, cardigans? Now? Isn’t a cardigan a sweater? Yes. BUT just because it is summer, doesn’t mean that it will be warm all of the time. Be prepared with a cute summer cardigan for the chilly bonfires or late night baseball games.
Phew! We made it! Now go beautify your Summer!
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