Let’s Give the Braided Beard a Moment.

You can’t blame the beard for wanting to be included in the fun of body hair color and adornment. Body hair is body hair, after all, and we live in an age of anything goes.

7U6A4324We have watched long bushy beards make their biggest comeback since the pioneer days of trappers and lumberjacks. They radiate from the bottom half of dudes faces, and we wonder why don’t they do something with them. Something besides ‘groom’ them with beard pomade and then get cheese stuck in them.

Beards, on the other hand, are wondering why ladies get to have all the fun of hairstyling. By god if women can dye their armpit hair, in this current social climate of dumping gender norms and leveling the playing field, surely a beard can have a little fun, without stooping to the level of decoration with Christmas balls or the messy impracticality of the floral beard (we wanted that one to work out so bad!)……..Maybe, for the sake of both expression and practicality and neatness, it is time to rock a beard braid, with a little ombre, and maybe a flower stuck in it (if we are lucky.)

Beards, we agree with you on this. It IS your time. We believe that the hair that grows off of the bottom half of your mug is fair game for hair play, and we think that it is high time to help you take your moment in the limelight. Also, we are secretly jealous that you have the ability to grow hair off your face, and we would like to see you take full advantage of that wild hair by doing as many different kinds of braids to it as possible, also by curling it in various ways.

May we suggest you start your beard styling journey with a French braid? And don’t worry…..If you need help, we can braid it for you. But pay attention to how we do it because we think that this trend might just stick around like that cheddar in your mustache. 7U6A4341

Also, Man Braids in general? Major YES, am I right???

xo, HTHG

Hip Happenings with HTHG

New and exciting things are happening with the Free Your Pits movement and How To Hair Girl’s latest and greatest beauty renewal trend: Free Your Hair. Here’s an update so you can be in the know.

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This week The New York Times and Seattle Times both wrote articles about the growing demand for colorful pits. It’s a statement, it’s a lifestyle, and it’s also a wildly popular fashion choice. Yours Truly, How To Hair Girl got to lend some insight and give some voice to the movement.

“Our goal,” write Ms. Hunt and Rain Sissel, the site’s other founder, in what they call a manifesto, “is to use this demonstration of personal choice and expression to help broaden and challenge the standard of ‘beauty’ in a society that already places way too many harmful standards on women.”

Here’s the article, don’t forget to share it around! Women Who Dye Their (Armpit) Hair

And if that’s not exciting enough, How to Hair Girl just dropped a little sneak peak about a brand new product line! The upcoming Free Your Hair Earth Collection will featured seasonal hair revitalizing products using only organic and locally sourced ingredients.

Sun Infused organic coconut/hemp/avocado oil with foraged horsetail, chamomile, lavender, rosemary, borage, and nettles . The Free Your Hair Earth Collection is being made with much love and powerful earth elements/plant life force ingredients to help you elevate your hair care ritual. Coming this fall to the blog shop, and some of my favorite boutiques and salons around the country

So stay tuned Babes and stay fresh. There’s more to come in the world of hair freedom.

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Why our Daughters Need More Body-Positive Movements

7U6A1433‘As a psychologist specializing in adolescent development for more than thirty years, I was elated in reading about this movement.

Everyone has heard that old maxim, “There’s nothing new under the sun”. Well, this movement is! It is novel and innovative, while being a harmless and creative way of expressing one’s freedom of choice and unique identity.’

Dr. Laura Kastner on the Free Your Pits Movement, and why our daughters need more random acts of positive body expression! Read on, at Huffpost Women.

Match Your Brows to Your Hair Color with Genevieve Schatz!

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 9.50.09 PMHey babes. Thanks to the Free Your Pits Movement, and a couple gals named Genevieve Schatz and Chloe Mackey, all body hair is fair game for coloring in 2015.

Here is another awesome post from Genevieve Schatz rocker babe/indie frontwoman and killer of the style game, on coloring your brows to match your hair.

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When I got hip to the world of colorful eyebrows I felt like my face became the most upgraded canvas for self-expression ever! Eyebrows are one of my favorite ways to communicate- they really set the tone. A furrowed brow, an inquiring brow, a concerned brow, a relieved brow- these are all beautiful and deserve to be any color you’d like them to be!

 How to Dye Your Eyebrows to Match Your Hair

  1. The best way to match your brows to your hair color is to bleach your brows.

*Note: if you have not been educated on how to do this safely, PLEASE for the LOVE of the world and yourself and your delicate eyes and skin, go see a professional stylist.

  1. Apply a clear mascara to your brows.
  2. Find your desired color of eye shadow!
  3. Use a clean mascara wand or find a disposable mascara wand (at a makeup counter, sample area of a cosmetic store, or you can purchase some but they are very easy to clean so you only need 1 or 2) and gently roll the brush into the pot of eye shadow allowing it to pick up the pigment.
  4. Apply the eye shadow to your brows, gently brushing the pigment upwards and following the direction of hair growth!

*Note, if you are rocking pink or red or some other color that is hard to find in an eye shadow, go ahead choose a lip liner pencil because they are beautiful, bold and stay on even longer! Just gently fill in your brows in the direction of hair growth.

  1. Use makeup remover to clear away any loose pigment that might have gotten on your cheeks or any runaway liner that made you look like Frankenstein’s cousin. No worries.
  2. Experiment with this, get weird! Its already weird enough that you have felt compelled to change the color of your hair and eyebrows, so own it, will ya?

*Fun note, I went through a hot pink phase recently where I used a bright pink eyeliner on my brows everyday and there were some mornings when I left my apartment looking like a muppet. It was glorious.

 

All my love,

Genevieve

 

The Worlds First Pit-In #freeyourpits

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Thanks to Rain Sissel, Micaela Storms, Jaxin Skyward, and Sarah Ann Caldwell for dying their pits at this fun event. xoxoxoxox! Viva La Pit! #freeyourpits

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