In A Hairry: The Date (60s Hair Headband)


Posted in Tutorial on February 12th, 2013 by Reagan

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In this second episode of In a Hairry, I do my hair for a very special night in. Watch the video to not only see who this mystery date is, but also to see if I can complete my 60s Hair Headband in time!

Hairdresser on Fire In A Hairry The Date from Joe Varca on Vimeo.

Im not going to say that this has to be for Valentines day, but it does make good date hair, am I right? And when I say date, you know I mean a night out/in with any of the following: your boyfriend/girlfriend, spouse, the Lifetime Movie Network, Netflix, your favorite Brazilian, some Chinese take-out, a good book, a glass/bottle of wine, your kids, your cats, etc.

Instructions for my 60s Hair Headband:

Part your hair as desired.

Grab a section of hair above your ear, but far enough down that it will be covered by the hair on top of your head.

Cross the section of hair to the other side of your head, smoothing as you go and pin in place.

Repeat on the other side.

Optional: Tease the crown of your head for more volume.

Theme song by Imagination Head and video Directed and Filmed by Joe Varca!

Curls made with this one inch Marcel iron
Stila Lipstain

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.

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!

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.

 

Divine Caroline: Bungee tutorial


Posted in Tutorial on July 27th, 2012 by Reagan

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This week on Divine Caroline I show you a little bungee tutorial.

I talk about how bungees are amazing for all your pony tail needsEspecially if your hair is thick and unruly. Bungees dont put up with that type of behavior.and for good reason.

Click here to see the tutorial

Photos by Ty Mecham