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.

At Home Hair Coloring Tips and Tricks Straight from a Cosmetologist's Mouth on #beauty #hair #vidalsassoon

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.

Making Good Hair Days with Sam’s Club and Garnier®

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club. All opinions are 100% mine.

We have all had our fair share of bad, craptastic hair days. They are the worst! That is what makes having a good hair day even more sweet. I have naturally curly, crazy thick hair. It isn’t exactly the hair I would have asked for, but it is what I was given! In order to have a good hair day, I have to start out in the shower. I have to use a shampoo and conditioner made to slick down the wild curls I have. Once I find a good shampoo and conditioner, it is the WORST thing ever to run out of it. Well, I am now in luck because you can buy Garnier products at Sam’s Club including the Sleek N Shine® Shampoo and Conditioner from Garnier®!

You heard that right! You can now buy Garnier® products at Sam’s Club including Color Shield® shampoo and conditioner and Sleek N Shine® shampoo and conditioner so you don’t have to worry about running out of your favorite Garnier® as often and you will be getting a great deal on them too.

Do you use Ganier® producst? I would love to know what products you use! What special hair needs do you deal with daily that Garnier® products could help you with?

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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!

How to do a twist knot bun via #hair #style #how #to

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