Hair during the golden hour.

Posted in News on August 9th, 2012 by Reagan

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I love when I take one look at something and get inspired. When I pulled this headband out of the box, I had it all planned out. Deep side part, very full ends, big waves, red lips, golden hour.

This headband had me feeling a little bit flapper, and although long hair was very out of style in the 20s, I compensated by having the band hug my hair in all the right places. And wearing the reddest lips I could find. I strategically placed the headband in a spot where if I made loads of volume below it, just so, it would create bulk around my face. Like a bob would. Which IS 20s. (It made all the sense in the world in my head!)

To be honest, this photo shoot was for no other reason other than I got excited about the vision this headband gave me. Do you ever do that? I mostly do that with hair, lipstick, and shoes.

See what I mean by golden hour? My hair literally looks like it’s on fire.

Here is my terrible attempt at a flapper pose. Gatsby would tell me I oughtta be ashamed.

Headband-Andrea’s Beau, Top-H&M, Pants-Rag&Bone (you can get them in cobalt!), Loafers-Target.

Photos by Ty Mecham

Halfie Halo

Posted in Reader Submitted Photos, Tutorial on July 23rd, 2012 by Reagan

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(my take on some crappy hippie pose)

Since posting the Hippie Halo tutorial last month, I’ve loved getting tagged in your tweetpics and instagram photos. Seeing the Hippie Halo in action makes both my heart and my hair swell. Some of you have gotten creative, and just done some partial hippie halos. I’ve been calling it the “Halfie Halo”. It’s a good look for those of you who like hair in your face (I do!).

Lacy’s is gorgeous.

Andrea’s is gorgeous.

These two inspired me to try the halfie halo. Even though it’s called the halfie halo, I wore it and felt fully cute. That was a bad joke…but a true statement. This beautiful headband was sent to me by a company called Andrea’s Beau. It’s not really done too differently than the full blown hippie halo. Alls you do is situation your headband to your liking, then tuck the back section only. Easy as anything!

My top is from Forever 21, my jeans are from Rag&Bone, my wedges are from Steve Madden and my headband is from Andrea’s Beau.

As always, share your Hairdresser on Fire inspired ‘dos with me! I love to see your creative takes on these styles. Tag me on twitter @hdofblog, or on instagram @busybusyscissors or on facebook.

Photos of me by Ty Mecham


Emi Jay Headband

Posted in News on April 17th, 2012 by Reagan

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I’ve been wearing my gray EmiJay headband like crazy. Maybe you remember it from my hair sprucing fail? Anyway, this headband is so comfortable and I see myself wearing it all summer. This skirt too. I wish I had a full body. I got it in Paris last summer at a vintage store. It had some kind of crazy apron sewn onto the front, but I seam-ripped that sucker out of there, sewed it back up and never looked back. Even though I do wonder if this was some kind of work uniform or something back in the day.

Back to the headband, I love it and that’s all there is to it. I took this snap before heading out to brunch with a friend over the weekend because I was just so into it.

I wasn’t able to find it on the website, but here is a link just in case you have better luck!

Sprucing challenge update.

Posted in News on March 26th, 2012 by Reagan

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This challenge is killing me! I think next time I’ll just go for a one week challenge. A month is too far away, and frankly you have no idea what sort of events will take place to create the most dramatic of obstacles. Next March I’ll be doing a week long sprucing challenge.

Headband (worn as a scrunchy!)-Urban Outfitters, top-swapped (but i think it’s from F21), jeans-American Apparel, flats-swapped years ago so I don’t know their source.

Hair Bow-Emi Jay, Dress-H&M, Tights-Target, Shoes-Jeffrey Campbell, Bag-Jason Wu for Target, Necklace-F21, Lipstick-Revlon Pink About It.

(funny story about the above photo..that person coming down the stairs with the baby carriage is my friend EMILY! haha. It was funny/embarrassing running into a friend while taking photos)

Headband-Emi Jay, Dress-Urban Outfitters, Flats-same mystery swaps from above.

Headband-Holly’s Apartment, Dress-Forever 21, Boots-Urban Outfitters, Lipstick-MAC Rebel.

March is over soon. I can’t wait to bid it’s riddance.

(PS I’ve read that it’s actual science that makes me hate March? It’s some kind of thing that happens since the light pattern shifts so quickly.)


Posted in News on March 19th, 2012 by Reagan

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Don’t mind me, I’m just sprucing along over here.

Hair accessory-Craft leather tied around twice, Dress-Think Closet, Bloomers-American Apparel, Moccs-Minnetonkas, Dog-Jen’s.

Headband-Accessorize, Weird Plastic Top-Think Closet, Skirt-Target, Clogs-Jeffrey Campbell. (Sadly, they broke that day)

Hair accessory-Black Grosgrain ribbon from a craft store, Jacket-hand me down from friend, Tee-American Apparel, Jeans-F21, Shoes-Chuck Taylor Allstars.

Bow-American Apparel, Jacket-Alexa Chung for Madewell, Cords-Gap, Oxfords-Bottega Veneta.

I’m starting to lose steam over here. I’m running out of cute accessories and am having to get creative with the arts and crafts (eh hem, 3/15 and 3/17).

Photos by Jen and design by Tiffany Breinholt

Hair Sprucing Challenge Update

Posted in News on March 13th, 2012 by Reagan

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These were supposed to go up on Friday, but it turns out it’s a lot more work to do daily photos than I realized. They just sat there, inside the camera all lonely and forgotten. Un-uploaded and un-edited. You know, plenty of people do this for every post. Every day. Which now seems like an insane amount of time. Plus it’s really hard to be creative with photo taking every day on a time crunch. But also really fun. And it gets my mental wheels spinning. It’s good to challenge yourself, and it takes your mind off of something you don’t like (March!).

Say, speaking of…this challenge is going so so well, that the weather is pretty much perfect. March is suddenly like “What’s that? You don’t like me? You never have? How’s 75 degrees and sunny? Now do you like me?”. Well I’d say I like you a lot more thanks to this hair accessory challenge. And also thanks to egg sandwiches. I’ve been eating them every day in the last week and a half.

One last thing. Is it cool that in two of these days I’m not wearing make up? I actually try to take off at least one day a week from make up. Usually Saturday or Monday. So 3.5 and 3.10 are both makeupless.

Elastic headbands-Target, Thermal-Target, Hoodie Vest-Burton, Jeans-F21 (4 years ago). If it’s not already obvious, this was my day off. I love day off do chores around the apartment outfits. Nailing comfort.

Twist Scarf-American Apparel, Top-Jason Wu for Target, Shorts-Urban Outfitters, Boots-Steve Madden.

Hair Bow-Modcloth, Dress-F21, Tights-Target, Clogs-Swedish Hasbeens, Lipstic-MAC Rebel

Headband-Target, Cropped Top-American Apparel, Jacket-Urban Outfitters, Gigantic Pants-Urban Outfitters, Clogs-Madewell, Lipstick-MAC Force of Love.

Headpiece-Accessorize, Dress-H&M, Tights-Urban Outfitters, Clogs-Swedish Hasbeens, Lipstick-MAC Impassioned.

Scarf-Vintage, Fake glasses (to hide my no make up Saturday look)-Jakes, Tank-Wet Seal, Ninja Pants-American Apparel.

Velvet Twist Scarf-American Apparel, Wool Blazer-Madewell,  Jacket-Forver 21, Jeans-Forever 21, Socks-Gap, Oxfords-Bottega Veneta, Bag-Bottega Veneta, Sunglasses-Norma Kamali

I know I’m not even half way done, but I haven’t missed a day and I’m feeling confident that I’m going to complete this courageous challenge. I know what you’re all thinking and I’m thinking it too…this is the stuff that makes the world a better place.


Photos by Jacob Breinholt and design by Tiffany Breinholt


American Apparel hair accessories

Posted in Products on November 3rd, 2011 by Reagan

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One of my favorite places to shop for hair accessories, is American Apparel. I only spend about two minutes in the clothes sections, and the rest of the time is hovering over their hair stuff. They have great hats, bows, headbands and clips. Their selection has gotten huge and my collection is growing along with it!

Here are a few of my favorites. I have all of these (but in different colors) and wear them all the time!

Leather bow.

Seen (a snippet of it) here.

Navy Blue Velvet Twist scarf

Chiffon Twist scarf. (I have this one in black)

So the twist scarfs are awesome. There are a million ways you can wear them. They have wires in them, so you can twist them in all different ways. You can make them look like a little rose bud, like in the first picture, or you can twist them to give them a more *”turban” effect. I also like to wear mine with a little bit of a subtle off centered bunny ear look. It’s quite cute!
Seen here!

I also have the grey version of this wool floppy hat, which is the perfect sun hat for winter.

Anyway, I’m basically obsessed with the headwear section of American Apparel. Do you wear hair accessories?
Go here to shop!

*I’ve noticed that pretty much everything is considered a turban these days. This is just a scarf with a thick twisted look for a similar effect.