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 it’s 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 I’d 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.

┬áHere’s 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 let’s make some flower crowns! They’re super easy! I made mine while humming the song “If you’re going to San Fransisco.”

Supplies you will need:
Lot’s of flowers. I used silk. I find that getting mostly big flowers works the best.
Green wire. They’ll 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. You’ll want to wrap the tape around each stem several times to make sure it’s secure.

Optional: Use a glue gun on any loose areas. I also glued down some of the tape, since it’s 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 can’t wait to share those photos when they’re up!

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