December 5, 2013
Looking for a new play on a ponytail that’s unique and fun? Look no further than The Chinese Staircase. This is one of those hairstyles that look extremely complicated, but in fact are quite simple. But, regardless of the skill level needed for this style, either way it will be sure to be a conversation starter! See the steps below!
Step 1: Take a strand from the front of your head and hold apart from the rest of your hair. Gather the rest of your hair to the side and secure with an elastic.
Step 2: Grip the strand with one hand, and using the other wrap the strand around the front of the ponytail and loop it to create a knot.
Step 3: Gather another strand of hair from the ponytail and combine it with the end of your knot. Add a small amount of gel to combine the two pieces to avoid fly-away’s.
Steps 4-10: Repeat steps 2 & 3 on the new strand of hair. Continue these steps as far down as you would like.
Step 11: Secure the bottom with an elastic.
Voila! And there you have it! You’ve created a look that is anything but ordinary. So the next time you’re looking to put your hair in a ponytail, try this version to spice it up!
November 13, 2013
Ponytails are far from boring. A properly executed pony can make an outfit! Personally, I have been rocking this pony a lot lately. It’s cute, fast, and gets my hair out of the way for a busy day.
November 4, 2013
Step 1. Begin with a one-inch section of hair. Smaller sections are easier to work with when curling with a flat iron so I suggest taking one inch at a time even if you have a larger iron.
Step 2. Twist the iron underneath the hair, making sure not to lose the tail. If your not careful, the tail can get caught in between the iron and the rest of your hair and begin pulling. This also causes frizz, so be careful to be as neat as possible during this step!
Steps 3 + 4. Once the hair is wrapped around, it should look like this. Begin pulling downward in a steady, smooth motion for an even curl. The longer you take on this step, the tighter the curl. I wanted voluminous waves so I ran through my sections fairly quick.
Step 5. Continue curling until your entire head is complete. Once done, shake your hair out with your fingers and apply an anti-frizz serum to tame any flyaways. Spritz with a bit of hairspray and voila!
October 30, 2013