Lovin’ the LOB

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Loving the LOB [long bob] it’s just so effortlessly chic! This cut works on straight and wavy hair. My personal fav is the flat-ironed wave (see tips below).

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Clamp halfway down a strand of hair and turn it back away from your face. Keep the iron at that angle and slowly move it down the hair shaft, while continually rotating to the ends. Sometimes I leave the ends out to give more of an edgy look.

For another way to get those beachy ‘I didn’t even do my hair’ waves, check out this gal’s YouTube video at http://youtu.be/GonlEXXSP1E

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To Wash OR Not To Wash?!

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“How often should I be washing my hair”? This is probably one of most common questions I get asked by clients. And honestly, it really just depends on the person. My go-to answer would probably be ‘every other day’. The problem is that lathering up on a daily basis strips the hair of important healthy oils, which can cause it to break off over time. Over washing your hair can also dry out your scalp causing it to produce more sebum and make hair look greasier…its a vicious cycle I know ;). I personally shampoo every three days, but I have long, dry, processed hair. So I am able to get away with it. And if it starts looking crazy greasy, I just add a little cornstarch to my roots. Dry shampoo works well also to soak up some of that grease, with the added bonus of keeping it smelling fresh.

If you are a person with oily or super-fine hair, you probably have to wash more often. Or if you hit the gym, it may also be challenging not to wash everyday. Still, I would recommend  getting a dry shampoo you like and try to go for every other day instead; your scalp will likely adjust to your new washing pattern and produce less grease overtime. I think ‘second day’ hair is my best hair day…the natural oils from your scalp help tame flyways and give hair a great shine. Your hair is also less ‘slippery’ which makes it easier to experiment with different hair styles!

Braided Crown

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I am loving this hairstyle right now.

It’s great for weddings, a night out, or even a cute day look.

1. Part your hair down the middle and separate into two sections. Braid each section starting just below the ear.

2. Secure the ends of braids with a clear rubber band. Once two braids are securely fastened, take out a few strands of hair out by your face so the look isn’t too perfect.

3. Take one braid and pull it tautly up & across the top of your head. Use bobby pins to secure the braid. Then do the same on the other side.

4. Curl or straighten your bangs to finish the look!

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Hair Stylin’

This look is so cute & really adds a little style to your average pony tail.

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The best way to get this look is to first section off your hair from the top half (any hair above ears) and clip up. Then put a hair tie around the bottom half (just to keep it contained). Then take down the top half and do a braid on either the left or right side starting around the top of your head, braid all the way down to end of the section. Then bobby pin or use a rubber band to secure the end of the braid, JUST while you grab the bottom half of your hair, and incorporate it with the top. Try it out!