All kinds of Collaborations

Posted in Tutorial on March 18th, 2013 by Reagan

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I guess you could say Hairdresser On Fire has been on some kind of Halfie-Hiatus over the last few months..but only a halfie, because I’ve been super busybusy with collaborations. Along with the Physique 57 tutorial series, I’ve also done some videos recently with Divine Caroline! I’m very proud of them and hope you’ll take a look! I mean, they are full of some of the best/worst puns and one liners my career has ever seen. For instance, I proudly suggest grabbing “Mer-tinis” with your mer-friends after completing a beautiful Mermaid Pony.


At least watch them so you can make fun of me! (I swear, as I’ve aged I’ve become nearly unembarrassable, much to the dismay (entertainment) of my friends and family.)

Below are the ten videos:

Retro Curls

Horseshoe Braid

Low-Messy Side Bun

How to use a hairpin

Playful French Twist

Party Bun

Mermaid Beach Hair

Mermaid Pony Tail (with a bungee)

Getting Volume with a blow dryer

Fishtail Headband

Thank you for reading, and also for watching! This team at Meredith/Divine Caroline is a lot of fun!

3 hair tutorials for your work out!

Posted in Tutorial on March 7th, 2013 by Reagan

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I recently did a collaborative series of workout tutorials with Physique 57, featuring 3 ways to wear your hair in and out of the gym!

I hope you’ll go take a look. They include me, my friend Kristen, my friend Holly, and my friend Ty who photographed the series!

Click here for The Braid at the Barre with Holly

Click Here for the Pony Up with Kristen

And click here for the Zipper Braid at the Barre with Me

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.

I’m not going to say that this has to be for Valentine’s 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

Hairdresser On Fire Holiday Special: Part 3.

Posted in Tutorial on December 21st, 2012 by Reagan

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the Hairdresser On Fire Holiday Special! Here is episode 3!

Hairdresser on Fire – Holiday Special – Episode 3 from Joe Varca on Vimeo.

Bardot Pony Tail instructions:

Get started by teasing a really good full base at your crown..this is optional. Pull up your hair in stages, creating a roll in the back by wrapping hair around your thumb or finger, and pinning in place. Continue to do this, working your way down until everything is pulled up, except what you want left out for your pony tail!

I bet you look gorgeous. I bet all my money that it’s true. Where this for Christmas or New Years or your birthday, or really anywhere!

Check out Andrea’s Beau for beautiful accessories! Follow them on Twitter here, and Facebook here!

Special thanks to my good friend Karrie for being spontaneous and fun and beautiful. And Joe Varca, who is the best director, camera man, editor I know.


The Hairdresser On Fire Holiday Special: Part 2.

Posted in Tutorial on December 17th, 2012 by Reagan

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Are you folks chomping at the bit for the next episode in the Hairdresser On Fire Holiday Special? I certainly hope you are enjoying them! In this episode, you’ll learn how to do the beautiful and incredibly festive cinnamon roll braid that I demonstrate on my dear friend Karrie. You’ll nail the holiday party season with your hair done in this little number. See for yourself!

Hairdresser on Fire – Holiday Special – Ep. 2 from Joe Varca on Vimeo.

Cinnamon Roll Braid instructions:

Part your hair where you would like to wear it and start French braiding..I like to start my braids on the side that’s parted heavier. As you’re braiding, follow your hairline around your head, only adding hair to the bottom section (I love the effect it give this particular braid). Once you get to the opposite side of your head from where you started (likely behind your ear), you’ll finish off the braid and secure with an elastic. Coil it up around itself creating a “roll” and secure with pins. Tug and pull at the braid, and loosen up those man-catchers!

See episode 1 here, and stay tuned for episode 3 where I give myself the Bardot ponytail!

 And make sure you check out Mairzy Dozy here! Forks in your hair make it sound like your there is a delicious meal on top of your head!

In A Hairry: Zipper Braid with a Bun.

Posted in News, Tutorial on November 19th, 2012 by Reagan

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I’m beside myself with excitement to introduce a new series of videos on Hairdresser On Fire. This series of tutorials will all be styles that can be done in well under two minutes, you know, for the girl who’s in a hairry!

In A Hairry – Hairdresser on Fire – Hairry 1 from Joe Varca on Vimeo.

Step by step instructions:

Flip your head upside down.
Start a french braid at the nape of your neck.
Braid until you get to the crown of your head and gather all the rest of your hair into your hand firmly.
Tie up into a pony tail
Twist or stuff into a bun and pin/tie into place.
Pull down your mancatchers.
Go about your business.

This video is also special, because it’s the first time having my new theme song featured! My sister/brotherinlaw’s great band, Imagination Head, wrote this little jingle for my videos and it makes me feel like Hairdresser On Fire is finally complete. I love my job.

Thanks to Imagination Head and Joe Varca for another great video! See our other videos here!

MarniShoes (can’t find the backless ones!)
MadewellStacked Rings
LonewolfHand Chain (my favorite thing ever)

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 sister’s 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 I’d make one! I went to Mood (of Project Runway fame) to take a look at their trimmings, and found these beautiful Appliques. They weren’t cheap, but I was tired of looking and these were just what I had in mind. Here’s 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 that’s 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..

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 needs…”Especially if your hair is thick and unruly. Bungees don’t put up with that type of behavior….and for good reason.”

Click here to see the tutorial

Photos by Ty Mecham