Glitterbuzz Sparkle Hair

Sparkles are wonderful. There was once a day in my life where my vials of loose colored glitters were as precious to me as almost anything. I used to use them to add some shimmer to my eyeshadow, and as the magical finishing touch to my baby clips and on the toes of my Doc Martens.  The carpet in my room was a mess of glitter, and everything I owned had the telltale trails of my sparkle obsession.

But lets be real. Loose glitter is a mess, and it is impractical. And some people are total glitter haters, and they don’t want you anywhere near them with the stuff, for fear that it will end up all over them.

One of the lamest parts of being a grownup is not having a sparkle covered life. But I miss my glitterbuzz. That being said, I recently stumbled upon some amazing looking ways to incorporate sparkles back into life…..While keeping them relatively mess-free and contained.

 

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Check out these awesome tutorials. This first one is a Glitter Hair Gel that you can use to add some shimmer to your strands.

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The second one is this to die for Sparkly Melon Lip Look!

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I absolutely love this Sexy Slicked-Back Sparkly Hair Do.

Sparkly Freckles?????? Yes please.

I’m diggin the looks of these Sparkly Golden Lashes (and Brows!).

And lastly, The Glitter Part. I will rock this look one of these days. I first saw it on my co-worker Sarah B. She wore a golden glitter part to this years Vainiversary Holiday Party, with long wavy 70’s hair and I nearly died.

Screen Shot 2015-01-24 at 4.25.47 PMThe Manic Panic Die Hard Styling Gel in Stiletto is pretty amazing, BTW. It is a silver shimmer/glitter gel that goes on thick and looks like solid sterling when it is in your hair. One of these days I will do a silver curly ombre short hair tutorial with it for ya;)

Stay tuned!

 

xoxo, HTHG

7 Beauty Myths to Ignore.

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‘Our beauty culture is full of so-called rules, which many of us have been raised to follow. Most of them are based around hiding or correcting “flaws” to fit certain societal standards. Many of them have worked their ways into our belief systems without us even knowing it. We have internalized our grandmother’s words about the shape of our legs and the disapproving look from the woman in the shampoo ad, telling us our hair isn’t shiny enough.’

More on this from HTHG on Refinery29! ( photo cred R29)

Hair In Motion with Marc Laroche

IMG_3249While nerding around on Pinterest, I found this gem, which led to me stalking a Photographer by the name of Marc Laroche, who seems to be fulfilling a dream of my own, which is to photograph beautiful hair in various stages of motion. IMG_3256IMG_3255IMG_3254IMG_3253IMG_3252IMG_3250IMG_3251IMG_3259IMG_3258

I love stumbling upon gems like this. I just can’t get enough of these photographs. What do you think?

In The Future, I see baby clips.

7U6A5719While gazing into the future the other days with my cool new Futureyes glasses, I saw my old Hole baby clips that I got when Hole released Live Through This. AllScreen Shot 2014-10-29 at 10.02.24 AM of a sudden, I missed my baby clips so bad that it hurt. I knew in my heart that my once colorful and epic collection of tiny plastic hair clips was no longer existent and that I had carelessly let them scatter into the dark corners of existence as we passed through the nineties.

I read an article the next day that was something about ’90’s fashion statements that should stay in the 90’s’ and baby clips were on the list. ‘This is absurd!’ I choked into my coffee. Baby clips were the sweet sly smile on the big middle finger of the RiotGrrrl movement. They reminded us that we were still females, and had once in fact been innocent female children. Baby clips, like my Doc Martin boots, meant everything to me in the 90’s and I am completely in favor of them coming back.

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I decided that it was time to dig around and see if I could round up some of those classic-style clips that we all remember. Between my daughters dress up trunk, some old purses, and Ebay, I found the following…….he triple daisy, ponies, the bow, dragonfly, the one that looks like corn, and a couple simple barrett style ones and a few other randos.

I gazed over my new baby clip collection with a heart bursting with pride and happiness as if I had just birthed kittens, and decided the only thing missing now was my sparkly nail polish. Something you should know about me is that I have an impractical obsession with sparkly nail polish and consider it an instant fix for anything boring or dull or scratched.

Here is a list of things that I have painted with sparkly nail polish.

-Bobby pins

-My blue vinyl Converse All stars that I decided looked too much like clown shoes. Nothing some sparkles won’t fix, though.

-My first snowboard. It was fully decoupaged with images from magazines and sparkles.

-Sunglasses. Just the rims!

-My first Nokia phone. Pink, and sparkly.

-The toes of my Doc Marten boots. They were really scratched up.

-My pencils and pencil sharpener. Duh.

-My lips once, as an ‘experiment.’ I don’t recommend it.

Here is a list of things that I have seriously considered painting with sparkly nail polish.

- My first car.

-My brothers face while he slept.

-My step-mothers everything, just to piss her off.

The 90’s were magic.

Needless to say, I painted sparkles on some of my baby clips, but not all of them. Mostly just the smooth barrett ones. Then, I arranged them all together and checked them out through the portals of my Futureyes glasses, just to marvel at their beauty.IMG_2170IMG_2169

 

 

Then, I spent a fun little half hour in the warm fall weather, arranging my hair with baby clips in different ways and getting excited to start rocking them again, in real life.

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Babes, can we bring back baby clips together here at HTHG? Do you still have yours? I would love to see them. Feel free to share your baby clip pics on Instagram and hashtag them #babycliprevival

I’m at @howtohairgirl. xoxo!

Leather-wrapped Jessa Braids, Festival hairstyle for the casual boho.

leather wrapped braidsIt took me a long time to finally give the HBO hit show Girls a second chance. My first impression was that it was unbearably superficial and annoyingly full of screechy, neurotic spoiled girls. Yuck.

Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 2.08.06 PMNow, though, babes, I am hooked. I love Hannah Horvath like my own best friend, and I just adore Adam. Marnie and Shosh crack me up with their obscene insecurities and warped views on life, and Jessa has a great bohemian New York woman vibe, and I dig her casual boho hairstyles.

On one early episode of Girls where Jessa becomes a nanny, she rocks this great leather-wrapped braided hairstyle that was so good. I had to recreate it for you! All you need is a couple of small elastics and some leather scraps (take a scrap piece and cut out 2 strips:) .

7U6A2788The full tutorial can be viewed at Latest-Hairstyles today!

Also, here is this look shown on shorter hair.

 

xoxo, HTHG

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