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Quick Braided Bun Tutorial

February 5, 2016

Here’s a quick change to our normal “effortless” bun…The Braided Bun, works best with long hair!

  1. I sprayed Paul Mitchell Dry Wax on my ends for some texture with a little shine and oil
  2. Tie hair up, I like it pretty high so you can see the bun/braid
  3. Do a three strand braid
  4. When you get to the end of your braid, pull the sides of the braid to fatten it up, have a bigger braided bun
  5. Wrap it around your pony
  6. Bobby pin in place and lightly pull the braided bun




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Side Braid Hairstyle

February 2, 2016

Played around with some braids, didn’t know what to do with my hair so braided it and rolled it to a super easy side updo.

With all the hair to one side, I did a simple 3 strand braid.

Hold the end of the braid

Start pulling the sides of the braid to fatten and add texture.

Roll the braid up by your hair and pin.


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Dutch Braid to Side Fishtail

February 1, 2016

Had so much fun this past weekend with my client, getting her ready for a big wedding! She loves braids and so I created this style for her. With the help of pictures for inspiration and extensions! 

Step by Step:

  1. I blowdryed her hair smooth using Bumble and Bumble Thickening spray for some texture 
  2. Curled her hair with a 1 1/4″ iron while adding her extensions. 
  3. Started in the front and did a Dutch braid to the side of the fish tail
  4. Then incorporated all her hair to that side and continued to a fishtail 

We are so in love with it!! 

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Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation Review

January 25, 2016

Trying out the new Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation for the day. I really wanted to try a foundation that I could grab at a local store. Good things I have heard about this foundation is that it is infused with water so it will hydrate your skin for 12 hours. Also used the Dream blender sponge and it made the application so easy!

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How To Get Soft Beach Waves Tutorial

November 10, 2015

Soft Beach Waves


So many of my clients ask how I do my soft beach wave curls, I finally made a video! Hope it helps! Here are a list of the products and tools I use pretty much all the time


Kenra Hot Spray– protects hair from heat

Kenra Silkening Mist– weightless shine that smells yummy!

Wet Brush – Key tool to giving it a soft look. Used on wet hair to help detangle (amazing!), but I use after curling on dry hair to blend the curls

BabyLiss Pro Nano Titanium Curling Iron– 1 1/4″ I loove this iron!!


Step by Step:

  1. on dry hair spray Kenra Hot Spray
  2. Part hair in half from center part down to nape and place on each side of shoulders
  3. section hair away (from bottom to top of crown)
  4. take medium amount of hair and curl AWAY from face
  5. continue until one side of your hair is done
  6. repeat on opposite side
  7. spray Kenra Silkening Mist all throughout for shine
  8. ***KEY to soft waves*** brush hair with wet brush :)




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