Friday, February 25, 2011

How To: Easy Fishtail Braid

Move beyond the basic braid with a runway-inspired fishtail plait. Stylist Tommy Bucket explains how.

1. Spritz hair spray onto dry hair—Bucket suggests using Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. "Rake your hands through your hair instead of a brush and you'll get that modern, ropey look," Bucket says.

2. Separate hair into two equal sections at the back of the head. Fishtail braiding requires only two sections (not three, like a classic or French braid).

3. Use your index fingers to pull out a half-inch section of hair from the area near the base of your ear on the right section of your head. Cross it over to the left section. (It's important to pull sections from underneath when you cross over to get that scaly look.)

4. Repeat with a half-inch piece from the left section, crossing it over to the right. "And don't worry if layers start to fall out of the braid," Bucket says. "It gives the look a pretty, effortless feel."

5. Continue adding half-inch pieces until you reach the ends, and secure with an elastic. Pull on the braid a bit to loosen it. "Don't put pressure on yourself to make it perfect," Bucket says. "If there's a bump or a knot, leave it."

Try it out and send me a picture, we can do a little show and tell!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Romantic Formal updo hairstyle in 3 minutes

I know I should have posted this in time for Valentines day but it's never too late to be romantic! I found this clip on be a knockout naturaly (link on side bar), they have a lot of fun ideas for hair and makeup go check it out!!

Happy late Valentines day!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Oblong or Rectangular Face Shape

Rectangular or oblong

Long and slender, about the same width at forehead and just below cheekbones. May have a very narrow chin or a very high forehead.
Aim: To make the face appear Shorter and wider


Styles with short to medium lengths. Fullness at the sides of your face and wispy bangs soften the look of longer face shapes. You'll want to balance the look of a long and slender face. Soft wispy bangs will shorten the appearance of the length. Fullness at the sides of your face will add width to the look of your face shape.

By cutting the hair into a short or medium length, the outline of the cut will also shorten the look of the length of the face. Layers work great with your face shape, as they will add softness to the straight lines in your face. Try side parts, and you may be able to wear straight back styles.


Too much hair length . . . this will make your face will look even longer! Too much height lengthens your face. Center parts look great on people with a rectangular or oblong face shape. When your hair grows past your shoulders, there is a good chance it is doing you more harm than good.

Heart Shaped Face....

Face is wide at the temples and hairline, narrowing to a small delicate chin.


Chin-length or longer styles work well with a heart shaped face. Other styles to try: side-parted hair styles or swept-forward layers around the upper face, with gently wispy bangs. A chin length bob is great on your face shape! This creates a balanced look by giving fullness where you need it. You can wear shorter styles; however, if you are a dramatic heart shape you need to leave weight in the back nape area. This will achieve more balance between your dramatic cheekbones and more narrow chin.


Short, full styles that emphasize the upper face. Stay away from styles with too much height at the crown. Severe, slicked back looks are too harsh for this shape too. If you are a dramatic heart shape, the short, full styles with tapered necklines, which emphasize the upper face will make you look top heavy. Too much height at the crown will give the appearance of a longer and narrower chin. Just remember if you have a dramatic heart shape face, you have great cheekbones to emphasize! Don't miss the boat by getting a cut which is too top heavy