Perfectly Witchy Crimped hair, DIY!

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7U6A3821Hey babes. This is a quick ‘How to use a crimper’ tutorial for those of you who want to know how to get this look, as seen on Rain from HTHG’s Month of the Damned shoot.

7U6A3552She started with nice dirty hair, just how I like it. I sprayed in a bit of Masterbraider for some extra texture and grip. Then she plugged in her lean mean Revlon 1 inch Crimper and got to work:)

Her method was to grab a random clump of hair, ( the dirtiness and the Masterbraider really helped clump it up) and clamp the crimper just below the roots for 5 seconds, then again just below the first clamp, working her way down the hair section to the ends, clamping and holding.

crimppShe continued this method all over her head, piece by piece. She didn’t crimp every hair on her head, just the hairs that fell into clumps with other hairs.

crim[pShe clamped the crimper for longer on some clumps than others, so that the texture created by the crimper’s heat was random and varied all throughout her layers.

Once she was done crimping, she did some light back-combing around the crown of her head, then tightly braided a couple small sections of hair around her face, leaving the ends free to unravel. Then starting at the bottom of each braid, she deconstructed them by pulling them apart to widen and rough them up a bit. This added another awesome element of texture into her hair.

braids

I think she completely nailed her look, which was basically ‘light-witch of the Pacific North West’

7U6A5049I hope you enjoyed this little run down……Use it this Halloween if you feel so inclined.

xoxo, HTHG

Green hair envy.

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The 90’s called and left this angsty message: Green hair is legit and not just for grunge rockers and mermaids. Ever since Viper, female super hero of Marvel Comic fame dove onto the scene with kelly green hair, green has been the archtype of tough-girl ‘don’t call me cute’ hair colors. Where pastel pinks are femme and soft, green is perfectly bold, moody and complicated.

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 10.48.20 AMThe past few years have been all about peachy pinks and silvers. Everywhere we looked, we saw pretty unicorn hair. This past Summer was about purple hair. So much purple hair happened in salons across the country that the tell tale mark of a hair dresser was purplish stained fingertips. Real talk. Enough is enough. The pink and purple trend is fading as fast as purple hair on sun bleached ends…….More of HTHG’s green hair thoughts on Refinery29 today! And also, a giant shout out to RAIN for being a fantastically quick and awesome editor and helping me bust out content like a pro:) It is so wonderful to have your input.

xo, HTHG

Feminism. Your thoughts?

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Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 2.18.32 PMScreen Shot 2014-10-22 at 1.42.36 PMHi babes. Please forgive the non-hair related post, but I am really interested to know your views on modern day feminism. I had a long conversation with my dude about it that was all of the above….

Frustrating. Enlightening. Productive. Telling. Forgiving. Heated.

I found myself up against a barrier of language and common experience. It got me thinking about what exactly feminism means to me, and how it surely means something different to everyone based on our own experiences.

By the end of the conversation I found myself wanting to invent another term that relates to modern day Feminism but  implies something between humanism, indepentantism, and womanism, but not in a reaction to men. Something totally separate. My mind reeled trying to find the words to explain the feeling of what it means to be a woman living in our society, a woman who writes about beauty, about how it feels to be objectified, and how it is all perpetuated. And how we are all struggling with this. Feminists and non feminists. And how being a man who is taught by society in general to not express his feelings in a healthy way is the norm.

Beyonce is a feminist. Feminism is a hot term right now, which is awesome because I want to raise my daughters in a place where people are talking about what it means to be a strong and independant woman. To me, to the best of my ability to explain with actual words, feminism means exercising my right to make my own choices.

What does feminism it mean to you? How is modern feminism different than feminism in the 60’s and 70’s? The 20’s? The suffragettes? Big questions here. I know. I think it is important that we talk about it and I welcome your thoughts and comments. Gloria Steinem, If you are on the line, please weigh in.