Posts Tagged ‘hair’
I'm excited about today's DIY Halloween costume because it brings me back to when I was a kid watching The Addams Family (movie, not the tv show). I used to love that movie. I think I've watched it at least ten times. So, it seemed appropriate to bring back my favorite character in the form of a costume this year...Wednesday Addams!
Wednesday Addam's signature hair is two side braids with a middle part. To modernize that look a little bit, we went with a side part and fishtail braids instead.
Here's how to create fishtail pigtails...
1. Prep hair by spraying sea salt spray throughout or any texturizing product of our choice.
2. Separate the hair into two sections. We used a side part to keep the look a little more modern, but you can use a center part to stay true to Wednesday.
3. To create the fishtail braid take a side section and split it into two equal sections. Take a small piece of hair from one side and incorporate it into the other. Alternate that with each side until you get to the bottom and fasten with a hair tie.
4. To finish each braid we added volumizing powder to each one and pulled and spread sections to give it a messy feel.
Next up, makeup! FYI...We skipped the overly pale look and did a bold eye and nude lip. You can find the full eye tutorial (with and without the eye lashes) right here: dramatic smokey eye for Halloween.
And finally, the outfit. To get Wednesday's look, all you need is a black dress and a white collared shirt that you can wear underneath. OR you can look for a dress that already has the collar built in to save on having to buy separate pieces. My dress is one that I've had for years, but I found a few very similar to it, that would work perfectly...
So that's the Wednesday Addams DIY Halloween costume in a nutshell. What do you think? Are you up for tackling this costume for October 31st this year?
If we've ever met in person, chances are you've seen me with my hair in a bun. Admittedly, it's been my go-to hairdo for WAY too long. So, to kick off a new series of easy hair tutorials, I thought I would start with something slightly outside of my comfort zone: an easy reverse crown braid.
Ironically, there is still a bun involved in this do, but it's hardly visible, so it doesn't count if you ask me.
Side note: I've recreated this reverse crown braid on my own twice since we shot it for this post. So, I think its safe to say I'm into it. Which probably has something to do with the fact that it's really, really easy (my favorite kind of up do). If you know how to braid (completely normal braids - nothing fancy), you can do this in about 15 minutes!
1. Start with curled or wavy hair for texture. Section hair into three sections and braid each loosely.
2. Sprinkle each braid with texture powder (we like Sexy Hair Volumizing Texture Powder) and spread each braid apart so that they are loose and slightly messy.
3. Twist the middle braid and pin into a low, loose bun.
4. Cross each side section over the back bun section and pin. Finish with hairspray if needed.
I've discovered that this is one of those hairstyles that will look good on pretty much anyone (your hair will need to be at least a little past your shoulders in length though) AND doesn't look like you're trying to hard. Which I'm always partial to.
Photography and hair by Rachel Brewer
Styling and modeling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Today, I'm wearing a sweater around the house, so it must be fall. Right?
The official start to the fall season is less than a week away and I've been getting ready for it with fall hats, fall bags, and now fall hair! I rounded up some of my favorite on-trend hair tutorials for fall that you recreate at home!
1. (above) A deep side part slick back. Via Hello Fashion. This one is my fave!
2. Wavy fall hair with a flat iron. Via Camille Styles.
3. A messy, asymmetrical take on a french twist. Via Twist Me Pretty.
4. Moto chic with a braided faux mohawk. Via Twist Me Pretty.
5. And a low profile pony with metallic accessories. From Treasures and Travels.
Which fall hair trend is your favorite? Think you'll give one of these options a try this season?