Infinity twisted bun

This is a little collaboration of a beautiful and compex looking twisted bun hairstyle that I did with www.latest-hairstyles.com

It is a style that is perfectly suitable for any high-end event, a wedding bridal or bridesmaid hairstyle, or just a regular day when you are feeling kind of special and want pretty hair. Here is a link to the photo-tutorial…..

Man in a time machine

Mark was stuck in a time machine for almost 2 years. He is now back, with a fresh new perspective on the world.

He was ready to go back to his rockabilly roots with the classy man vintage haircut. No ‘regular man cut’ here. He deserves much better than that.

After I finished the haircut, he couldn’t wait to shave his beard. I think he looks like a modern day Jimmy Dean.

Here is a link to the infamous Adam Cox’s DIY style your pompadour tutorial, too.

Glad to have you back, Mark. Cheers!

Purple snow leopard: A fun transformation

Madeline had a very adventurous at home color job. She was brave, and went bold by bleaching chunks throughout her hair, and under-cutting one side and bleaching it, too.

I have to say I completely admire that she went for it. Go big, or go home. That is kind of what the teenage years are about. ( I know, she doesn’t look like a teenager. But her mother would assure you that she is)

I love doing teen hair. It is always a complete coloring overhaul that usually includes a lot of bleach and crazy fun colors and some very specific request like SNOW leopard print. Not just leopard print.

Afterwards, I have the color-stained hands to prove that the challenge has been faced and the deed has been done. I am always up for a hair challenge. I just really like to try new things out. I remember being a teenager and wanting to LOOK DIFFERENT. My parents had a rule that I couldn’t color my hair till I was a teen, so I kind off associate that time in my life as hair liberation.

I get it. So moms, send your teenage girls to me. Make them work for it, though. Learning to earn the things that you really want is good. A day of babysitting for a totally exciting new hair-do?? Heck yes, my friends. Heck yes.

So anyhow, for Madeline’s hair, I touched up her bleach and undercut. I covered her bleached chunks with 2 different purple hues, a rich plum and a dark violet. Then, I toned her undercut to silver and painted spots with blue black and a mix of a dot of black and a dash of blue booster to make that slate-y blue gray.Then, layers were cut.

Madeline went back to her home in the woods where she can now say that she has One of the coolest hairstyles in Madison County, Arkansas. The other coolest is India’s blue dip-dyed ends. I have a feeling there will be many more to come:)


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Scarf roll envy.

Can I just say that I LOVE it when people take HTHG hairstyles and make them look tons better than I do? Leave it to Darcy. She is my sister out-law and her stylish sensibilities  never fail to amaze. I was there with her when her second son Rowan was born (VBAC birth, SO awesome) and she looked gorgeous. Her makeup was immaculate and she had a beautiful kimono on. The point is, she even looks totally put-together when she is pushing out a baby. Daaaaaaang.

She tried out the Scarf Roll, and she put me to shame. Love it, Darc.

Want to know how to get this look? Here is a link to a tutorial.

 

 

Queen of the Aztecs braided hairstyle.

This hairstyle that I did a couple weeks back was just too cool to not share. It was a twisty mess of 5 fishtail braids (3 french ones, 2 regular ones)  a bunch of bobby pins, a hair rat, and lot’s o texture spray. It reminded me of an Aztec queen. I wish I would have gotten a couple more good photos of the hairstyle itself, but alas.

This hairstyle looks pretty complicated, but if you know how to braid and use bobby pins and feel comfortable with free form design, I think you should dive right in and try it. Please put your own spin on it!

*you could also use regular braids, FYI.

Here is the Queen of the Aztecs hairstyle how-to…..

After coloring her ends silver, I sprayed her damp hair with hair resort by KM. I diffused it into beachy-witch waves.

Then, I sectioned the front into two, and made 2 french fishtail braids, all the way to the ends of the hair and secured them with elastics.

Then, I stuffed the hair rat into the base of one of the braids to poof it up a bit.

 

 

 

 

I got carried away wrapping the braids up and pinning them. I was kind of in a creative daze but it looks like I started on the hair rat side, and wrapped the braid around the the hair rat and pinned it, then wrapped the other braid around the back of the hair rat, then around the front and pinned the end in.

Then I made another braid with a large chunk of hair under the hair rat and secured the end with an elastic. I pinned it into a spiral shape and tucked the end in.

Then I made a small braid coming down the back on the other side. I secured the end, then I wrapped that braid around the front of the hair rat on the opposite side.

 

Then I made one more french fishtail braid across the back, and braided it it halfway down to the ends of the hair. I secured it with an elastic so that the tail was about 5 inches long.

Then I teased all the hanging hair on the hair rat side, and sprayed it with KM session spray.

Then, I tied bits of leather and crystals into the end of the hanging braid to add a little earthy goddess flavor, because I’m nerdy like that. But that’s why you love HTHG, right?

XOXO, HTHG

 

 

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