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.

Back to School Hair Tutorials with A Cup of Jo: Heidi braids with a bow.

Posted in Tutorial on September 10th, 2012 by Reagan

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My friend Joanna had a great idea to do a series of hair tutorials for little girls with a back to school theme. We collaborated last month on 4 and the first one is up today!

Wiggle on over to A Cup Of Jo to learn how to do Heidi Braids with a Bow.

photo by Alpha Smoot, styled by Kendra Smoot, hair by me.


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

Tutorial: Maude Hair

Posted in Tutorial on February 9th, 2011 by Reagan

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Can you believe it? Back to back Tuts (pronounced “toots”.)! Thanks again to my good friend Jen for filming these with us. I think she is my braid muse. I am coming up with some great ideas for next time, if she’ll let me of course. Hooray!

Here is the inspiration for the toot! haha, fine..the tutorial (boring voice).

And if you haven’t seen “Harold and Maude”, it really is one of my favorite movies. I’ve seen it a dozen times. You should watch it! I want to be Maude when I’m in my 80s. But I’ll still be with Jake of course.