How to fake a Good hair day!
Your running late…its hot out…its raining….you need your color touched up in the worst way! Don’t sweat it! Here are a few foolproof ways to make the most out of your hair on those days it is not cooperating.
Hot buns- nothing makes it look like you spent more time on your hair then pulling it on top of your head in a cute chic bun. Just taking a few extra minutes on it will make it looked pulled together and unlike that “I just woke up looking bun” Start by spraying a dry shampoo or a little baby powder if you have light hair through out the root. Tease ever so slightly from the front of your hairline back to give hair a little bit of texture. Brush hair in to a high ponytail and secure. Next twist ponytail until it starts to coil around itself and then secure with bobby pins. Spray with a spritz of hair spray and a little spray shine to finish the look off.
Braided Fringe- Braiding your hair at the hairline is another great way to make it appear like you spent some extra time on your hair. It will also help hide any shine that you may get at your root. Start with a dry shampoo to add a little texture and eliminate any shine. Starting with a side part braid the side with more hair and braid until you reach behind the ear. Secure with a bobby pin. Either rock the braided fringe with your hair down or pull into a loose low pony. Such a cute style and a great way to keep hair off of your face!
Dry blow out- On that second (or third!) day of not washing your hair don’t be afraid to go in and blow it out just like you would after it has been washed. Go through using a boar bristle round brush, which will create shine throughout the ends and help eliminate shine at the scalp. It will also create volume and add a bend through out the ends. Start at the nape of the neck and work your way up to the top of the head. Finish your look with some dry shampoo to soak up any access oil and to get that just walked out of the salon look. And that’s it! Your gorg!
Choosing your wedding day style!
Choosing the perfect wedding dress, makeup, and hairstyle seems to put some brides- to -be into major panic mode…and we can see why! Everyone around you is quick to throw in his or her two cents about the way you should look. Your mom loves your hair up because you can show off your beautiful long neck (that you inherited from her!) and your grandma insists that you wear a veil! Your sister loves you with a bold red lip but your fiancé loves when you look natural. Your mother in law thinks you would look amazing in her wedding dress- she has it in a box in the garage if your interested- OY!
Before you call the wedding off let us give you a few tips that can help you make these tough decisions so much easier.
The fab-four – Do your self a favor. When it comes to wanting the opinions of others keep your inner circle small. Even if you have 10 bridesmaids standing up in your wedding it really wont do you any good to have every one of them give their opinion on your wedding day style. Keep the inner beauty posse to no more than four people. And pick people whose style you love and who will be honest but kind to you. For your hair and makeup trial we recommend thinking of one person who would make the experience fun and helpful for you. Maybe a sister, best friend, or mom. Someone who puts you at ease. And at the end of the day, go with your gut on what dress, hair, and makeup you feel most beautiful and comfortable in.
Trend today- regret tomorrow
Being in the fashion business, we LOVE a fun new trend and we love how fashion is always coming up with new ways to keep us looking updated and fresh! With that said, we also know that we regret some trends much sooner than others! When it comes to your wedding day try to stay true to who you are. If you never wear your hair up or wear a bold lip maybe your wedding day isn’t the time to experiment with those trends. But if you are fashion forward and always trying something new and daring- then doing something bold! If you are true to yourself you wont shock anyone at the wedding- you will look like you in the best possible way! Rock your best self and feel comfortable with the styles that you choose.
Overthinking kills happiness-
I would say this is a very common problem we see in the bridal business. The bride gets the dress and shoes, and she loved the hair and makeup trial! But as the wedding day approaches she starts to rethink everything. You can usually chalk all the second-guessing up to nerves as the day quickly approaches. Chances are you made great choices on your wedding day style but that inner voice starts to make you rethink everything. Do yourself a favor and set up a second hair and makeup trial if that would make you feel better. Or scroll through your pictures to reassure yourself that your wedding dress is perfectly you. Just don’t get to caught up in these feelings- remember this day is about you getting married and celebrating with the people you love the most- and that is what you will always remember!
Twirty is a term I came up with that describes the ever-confusing time in life when you leave your sacred twenties behind while learning to embrace your thirties. It is that period of time where you realize no one says to you “oh your too young to remember that!” or “Can I see your ID?” You look through celebrity magazines and you don’t know who most of the people are any more. Your knees are a bit sore in the morning and you definitely don’t bounce back as quickly after a late night out. But the hardest thing about Twirty is that all of a sudden you feel like you need to have it all together. Career-Check! Married-Check! Kids- Check Check! Your sheets match your comforter and you have cheese platters for your grown up parties but really you feel the same as you did before. And then it occurs to you- all of these “grown ups” in your life for all of these years, they were winging it too?! This realization both horrifies me and delights me. This means it is all just a façade- these things we think about other people, about our parents, or ourselves- they are all just ideas that we have formed about everyone throughout the years. It doesn’t make them true—or untrue for that matter.
This reality has started me on a self -help journey of my own to discover what I really want for myself, my family, and my life. I don’t want to spend my days putting check marks next to the things that we all feel that we have to do to be normal. I want to write my own list and change it as I go. I want to have ridiculous things on my list as well as simple pleasures. I want to be know for living bold and being unapologetically myself. I think people are beginning to understand the real picture—the idea that what car you drive, or what house you live in will never be enough. If that is all your seeking in life—you will be poor no matter how much money you have. Be rich with love, friends, and family. Spend your time with people who make you happy and who make you laugh—until you cry. The most wonderful pleasures in life are truly the ones that money can’t buy.
Self love has become a phrase that is thrown around pretty loosely. "Love yourself" "Be your own best friend" "You will never be able to love someone fully until you love yourself." (That one has always personally horrified me) I have heard these time and time again. And I try desperatley to make it my reality- but my inner critic tends to show up and say " You have a lot to do- you dont have time to spend like this on yourself!" or the inner mom guilt grabs me by the shoulders and tells me I am not doing enough with my kids or for them. Slowly but surely, I am realizing I need to tame the mom-sters in my mind and just chill the hell out. This life we are all living does not need to be as complicated as we make it. My kids dont have to be signed up for every after school activity for them to know they are loved. The opposite may be true-coming home after school to play monopoly, read a few books, or watch my son play minecraft may be more fulfilling for all of us than taking dance lessons. And telling my husband I need to lock myself in the bathroom and take a bath for a looooooong time will probably do less damage then being exhausted and yelling at my whole family for the smallest reason. Maybe laying around and watching a movie will fill my soul at certain times more than anything else. Is that wrong? Or bad? I know its not--so why do we torture ourselves and feel we are only good enough when our schedules are so packed that we can hardly tell one day from the next? I may have not mastered the art of self love yet- I don't think you ever fully master it. It is really about your ability to hunker down find your center and calm your inner critics- time and time again. Being willing to do that for yourself-- over and over again, without judgement, that is love for sure.
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