29. And special hair.

Posted in News on February 5th, 2013 by Reagan

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My 29th birthday was on Monday (February 4th). Yay! If you are interested, I’d love to share how I celebrated!

I had a plan to go to Verameat in the East Village and pick out a piece of jewelry for a present to myself with my friend Anna, but then we ended up going early because they had a huge sale on January 31st! I felt so lucky that Anna noticed the sale and told me about it. I was able to pick out a few pieces that I wouldn’t have splurged on otherwise. Like this spine duster and feather ring. I also bought a “little teeny” (as I call it) ring that goes inbetween my knuckles. Those rings have always reminded me of my mama, who wears more rings than anyone I know. My siblings and I joke that when she’s late for something, it’s because she’s still putting on rings.

On the day of, I celebrated pretty casually, but still had a beautiful dinner with some of my best girlfriends at a great restaurant downtown. We went to Freeman’s on the Lower East Side, where I had a white bean soup with a side of roasted brussles sprouts. My friends were so sweet to treat me to dinner and fancy drinks, which made me feel even more special considering it was nice enough of them to come out on such a cold night (which might be the worst part of a winter birthday!).

Jen, Me, Kristen, Karrie and Anna.

Even though it was a cozy and casual event, which is really just the way I like it, I still wanted to feel a little special. Lately, my “special” hair secret weapon is a row or two of clip in extensions! My friend Lacy has her own hair extensions company, and recently came out with a new line of ombre clip-ins. I trimmed them to my own length, and had my colorist ,Carla, gloss them to match my hair exactly. They blend perfectly, and just thicken up my hair a little more on the ends, which actually makes it look much longer! It’s perfect for someone like me, who likes almost no daily fuss or maintenance when it comes to my hair, but really likes to go all out once in a while. Plus, I have a drawer of hair in my bedroom which literally makes me laugh out loud every time I open it.

If you have a special occasion (or not!) coming up, and want fancy hair, please check out Laced Hair Extensions!

And I’ll be doing a tutorial on how to put in your clip-ins soon!

Tutorial: Gold Starry Headband

Posted in Celebrities, Tutorial on February 10th, 2012 by Reagan

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 SO here is my tutorial for my birthday starry headband. I was inspired by this lady, Kat Von D.

All I know about her is that she has a lot of tattoos. She pulls them off and I like them. Also I like her headband. And her red hair. But not her bare stomach.

Here are my starry headband ingredients!

1) Pair of Scissors. I do not recommend haircutting scissors for this.
2) Glue gun (or super glue. or you can sew, that might be cool)
3) Gold Glittery craft paper. I was going to just buy regular card stock and paint/glitter it myself, but I found sheets of this instead!
4) Gold wired ribbon
5) Pen

Now just 3 easy steps!

Cut out 5 or 6 stars of your preference. I googled imaged stars on my iPad and traced them from there! Stencils would be nice if I had any.

Glue Stars onto the gold wired ribbon in desired placement.

Wear the crap out of it at your birthday party.

Also seen here in this video…

Reagan turns 28 from Jacob Breinholt on Vimeo.

I promise my birthday is over now. Someone once told me that when you’re older than 25, your birthdays last a week. I made sure that happened this year.



Birthday Photobooth.

Posted in News on February 7th, 2012 by Reagan

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After New Years, Jake and I decided we’d be photo boothing much more often. We built this booth in about 2 minutes, so if you look closely, you can see it’s a little jimmied. Anyway, I didn’t really want a party, but I did invite over a couple of my girlfriends to wear dresses and be silly with me. I greeted them with starry halos to wear so they could match my birthday girl hair accessory. I feel like birthdays lose their magic after your 16th, and in hopes of never becoming a “birthday dreader”, I try to keep them fun.

Cue photo booth, party dresses and gold hair accessories!

and cue the snaps.

High fashion animal ears for the win!

Jake was kind of not hanging out with us but I stole a kiss (with cracker and brie in hand)

I also made myself a cake!

I will post a tutorial for my head piece on Friday. I thought it was a great substitute for the cheap plastic tiara!

Do you get gussied up for your birthday?


Posted in News on February 6th, 2012 by Reagan

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Thank you so much for the birthday wishes! To celebrate Saturday night I had cake and laughs with 4 girlfriends (and 2 dogs and 1 Jake). There’s more to come, including a tutorial for my headband!

So far, 28 is my jam.

Birthday Hair

Posted in News on February 3rd, 2012 by Reagan


It’s my birthday this weekend! I love to take pictures every year on my birthday so when I’m old and wrinkled I can look back on each year to see how my hair and style evolved. I always love to see old photos of my parents when they were my age. My mom was a beautiful hippie with raven hair and my dad was a studly college football player with shoulder length golden waves. I would love it if one day my daughter(s) have an interest in hearing stories from my youth, because otherwise these photos I’m always taking will have been a waste of my time, haha.

These snaps were taken last year on my 27th birthday. We ate and lounged in the Meat Packing District with a few of my girlfriends (and Jake*). It’s the only time I’ve worn that Lanvin for H&M dress. I need to bust that out again!

These pics are funny, because I had extensions. It was the 3rd time in my life that I’ve attempted to have hair extensions, and I’ve decided they’re just not for me. I liked the way they looked every time, but they feel so heavy and take way too long for me to style. I don’t like taking so long on my hair during my normal routine, so I can never leave them in for longer than 2 or 3 weeks before I’m missing my scalp and hair and free time.

So, tomorrow on my birthday, I plan to wear my hair huge (like I love) and wavy and with a little birthday girl headband that I made. I’m having a few girlfriends over and Jake will be there and hopefully some cake will be there too!

I’ll be back Monday with pictures!

*Jake is the best because he actually likes being the only guy when I have girlfriends over. He can take/join in on some girl talk like a champ.