Tutorial: The Bride of Frankenstein


Posted in Tutorial on October 17th, 2012 by Reagan

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If youre looking for an elaborate Halloween costume that is easy and cheap, then I suggest you watch this tutorial. I love Halloween and totally wouldnt mind doing Halloween hair tutorials only from here on out.

HDOF-BOF-D1 from Joe Varca on Vimeo.

Supplies youll need:

Comb
Hairpins (work better than bobbies)
Hairspray
Styrofoam Cone
Hair
Extensions (Optional)

Instructions:

Tease your hair until its high and mighty.  Spray with hairspray like crazy. Place Styrofoam cone on your head in desired position. Pull up large sections of your hair to cover the foam cone, and pin into styrofoam. You can stick the pins directly into the foam! Continue until foam is completely covered by your hair and it feels secure. Optional: add a strip of extensions onto either side of your head at the temple area. I curled mine with a marcel iron. Spray with hairspray like crazy.

Now youre ready to get married. Lots of people are possessed on their wedding day you know.

My favorite parts are all the parts with huge hair, and when the candle gets lit. My least favorite part was combing out the teasing which mightnt have been so bad if I had done it that night instead of stuffing it into a bun for two more days

And just because I have to say it somewhereI would like you to know that I was this close to calling this a spooktorial.

Special thanks to the very talented Joe Varca for making this awesome film and Amanda Blair for being the worlds best light flickerer.

What do you think?

Back to school tutorials with A Cup of Jo: Mouse Ear Topknots


Posted in Tutorial on October 2nd, 2012 by Reagan

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For the final tutorial in our back to school series on A Cup of Jo, Ill show you how to do these adorable Mouse Ear Topknots. Its a great way to switch up your cuties hair, especially if she has a bob like Sohji!
Click here for the tutorial

I had so much fun working on this series with Joanna, Alpha, Kendra and our four sweet models! Lets make this a yearly thing!

 

Tutorial: Vintage Jeweled Hair Piece


Posted in Celebrities, Tutorial on October 1st, 2012 by Reagan

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With a Hollywood Glamour theme at my sisters wedding, I knew I wanted some sort of jewels in my hair. I scanned etsy and a few accessory stores for the right piece, but nothing was really tickling my fancy. So, I decided Id make one! I went to Mood (of Project Runway fame) to take a look at their trimmings, and found these beautiful Appliques. They werent cheap, but I was tired of looking and these were just what I had in mind. Heres how I made them!

1-cut out your applique. mine came on these little mesh screens, yours may not.
2-cut out your felt to fit the back of your jeweled piece. (this is to give it some sturdiness)

3-attach your clip to the felt so that it is in-between each prong.
4-use your glue gun to adhere the felt (and clip) to the jeweled piece.

Note: The more curved side of the clip will be the side thats glued to the piece. That way the side against your head is flat and more comfortable.

5-clip it in your hair and attend your wedding like your favorite lady of Old Hollywood.

Vivien Leigh? Mae West? Or maybe Veronica Lake? That old peek-a-boo girl..

Back to school tutorials with A Cup of Jo: Princess Crown Braid.


Posted in Tutorial on September 25th, 2012 by Reagan

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My third tutorial of the back to school series on A Cup of Jo went up yesterday. The little cutie, Stella, looks sweet as can be with this do.

Click here to see how to do it (even if its on you and not your little!).

Photo by Alpha Smoot, Styling by Kendra Smoot, hair by me!

PS, the other two:

Heart Braid
Heidi Braids with a bow

Tutorial: Fishtail Maude Braids (of the pully nature.)


Posted in News, Tutorial on September 21st, 2012 by Reagan

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Now that we know how cool it looks to pull at our fishtail braids, I thought Id show you a few ways to wear em!

As many of you know, Harold and Maude is one of my all time favorite movies. Maude is a dream. I aspire to have her courage and timeless youthfulness. Anyway, she wears her hair in two braids piled up on top of her head for most of the movie, I wrote about it here. This style below is really just a fancy Maude style, swapping out the normal braids for pully fishtails braids.

 Heres how you do it:

1. Do this.
2. Pull both braids up onto the top of your head (one at a time if you prefer)
3. Pin them in place, making sure the ends of your fishtails are tucked underneath each other.
4. Take a cue from Maude. Sing some Cat Stevens. Run from the cops. Get a boyfriend 50 years your junior.

I think this style looks so awesome with the pulled fishtail spin. I wore it to a Physique 57 class and felt super cool while I pathetically tried to lunge and squeeze my thighs in pain for an hour straight.

Back to school hair tutorials with A Cup of Jo: Heart Braid


Posted in Tutorial on September 18th, 2012 by Reagan

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I recently collaborated with my friend Joanna, from A Cup of Jo, on a series of back to school hair tutorials, and part two, the Heart Braid, is up!

I feel like it would look good on you.

Photography by Alpha Smoot, Styling by Kendra Smoot, and hair by me!

Tutorial: How to make a Flower Crown


Posted in News, Tutorial on September 17th, 2012 by Reagan

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I love flower crowns. Flowers in my hair is a sure way to make me feel pretty and put a smile on my face. So lets make some flower crowns! Theyre super easy! I made mine while humming the song If youre going to San Fransisco.

Supplies you will need:
Lots of flowers. I used silk. I find that getting mostly big flowers works the best.
Green wire. Theyll have it in the floral arranging section at your craft store.
Green floral tape. Also at your craft store.
Wire cutters.
Glue gun (optional)

Step one: Start by making a circle the size of your head with the wire. You can double or triple up to make it sturdier.

Step two: Use your wire cutters to clip the flowers so that they have about an inch of stem near the blossom.

Step three: Attach your flowers to the wire one by one, working backwards so each new blossom is covering the stem of the one before it. Youll want to wrap the tape around each stem several times to make sure its secure.

Optional: Use a glue gun on any loose areas. I also glued down some of the tape, since its not the stickiest!

Not optional: Wear your flower crown and never stop smiling.

I made this flower crown for a very exciting photo shoot my friend will be doing. I cant wait to share those photos when theyre up!

Back to School Hair Tutorials with A Cup of Jo: Heidi braids with a bow.


Posted in Tutorial on September 10th, 2012 by Reagan

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My friend Joanna had a great idea to do a series of hair tutorials for little girls with a back to school theme. We collaborated last month on 4 and the first one is up today!

Wiggle on over to A Cup Of Jo to learn how to do Heidi Braids with a Bow.

photo by Alpha Smoot, styled by Kendra Smoot, hair by me.

How to have the cutest fishtail braid ever.


Posted in Tutorial on September 5th, 2012 by Reagan

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My favorite kinds of Fishtail braids are messy and pully. Listen, you cant go wrong with any fishtail, right? Im only saying the pullier the better.

Heres how you do it.

1. Do a fishtail braid or two (Im doing two). If you dont know how, let me know.
2. Secure with an elastic.
3. By all means, pull on it.
4. Pull a lot more.
5. Keep pulling until youve pulled at every part of the braid. It should be nice and wide and also nice and fuzzy.
6. Build your style from there.
7. Stay tuned for a few style ideas. Aka, alternate endings.

Lets give a round of applause for the worst lighting ever! Its the best we could do at that time of night.

 

Hippie Halo, Bonus Version.


Posted in Tutorial on August 13th, 2012 by Reagan

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Earlier on this summer, I posted the Hippie Halo tutorial. Its one of my favorite tutorials to date, but there was a whole section of me taking my hippie halo out for a bike ride that didnt make the final cut. I watched it recently and decided it was too cute to be unshared. Check it out below!

Hippie Halo | Bonus Version from Hairdresser On Fire on Vimeo.