Blonderella, Glam Cinderella by Tanya Ramirez

IMG_7682When I first started HTHG, I was kindly welcomed into an online community of hairdressers and hair bloggers at Latest-Hairstyles. These woman inspired and encouraged me to share my voice and my knowledge on the subject of hair, and I am forever thankful.

One women in particular, by the name of Tanya Ramirez, really grabbed my attention with her style of hairdressing. She was the cutting-edge of the Latest-Hairstyles community, her tutorials featured bright hair color and inspired hairstyling concepts. I have followed her now for years now, constantly loving her style.

As a passion-driven stylist, Tanya Ramirez thrives on the versatility of hair. Creating snazzy color and designing cool cuts is what the Los Angeles native loves best. She’s been featured in Modern Salon and The Colorist Magazine for her unique hair coloring skills.

Tanya’s specialities include gorgeous blondes, vivid and dreamy pastel tones, color correction, custom-blended hair extensions and dry haircutting.

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 10.42.54 AMI reached out to Tanya Ramirez recently to see if she would be interested in contributing and she graciously shared some of her favorite recent hairstyling photos and videos with us. This first one is a rock’n’roll Blonderella  – a Cinderella inspired haircolour/cut/style video. The look is inspired by #EVVIart #GlamCinderella.

The Updo is super easy to do but makes a big impact!

I recommend checking out more of Tanya’s work ASAP whether you are a stylist of a DIY hair enthusiast. She is a talented creative woman and a great teacher. And if you are in the LA area, visit Tanya to unleash your spirit and discover the transformative power of hair that tells your story. Get untamed!

Tanya is located at:
Untamed Instincts Hair
Salon Republic
West Hollywood, California.

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Fly Girl Crimped Faux-Hive

7U6A1655Hey babes. Can ya tell I’m into crimping hair?

Crimping the hair is such a fun way to add texture and body. It is a great way to add detail to a hairstyle, and also to create actual designs within the hair.

Today, we are going to do a super easy hairstyle that resembles a beehive but is actually just a french twist with long ends, and a headscarf.

To get the look, start with crimped hair.

Do some light back-combing at the crown of the head to create a bit of volume. 7U6A1568Section off the top section, from above each ear, straight across the back of the head. Gather the entire top section in the back, give it one twist against the head. Use a long bobby pin to secure twisted section to the head. Use criss-cross pins if needed. 7U6A1569 Now, take all the hair in one hand ( including the ends from the top section) and twist it into a chignon, pulling it upwards against the head. Pin it into place against the head, letting the ends hang forwards over your back-combed top. 7U6A1583

Arrange the forward-hanging ends over your faux-hive, letting them be sort of wild. Pull down hair around your face to add some more texture and framing.7U6A1583

Now, use a headscarf, if you wish. Starting in the back, wrap your scarf gently around your Faux-hive. Tie the ends, or tuck them in.

Try this hairstyle when you need something a little classy, and a lotta fly girl.

xoxo, HTHG



JBF Rolls

7U6A96517U6A9644Hey babes. This is a hair tutorial that came from last months Gender Bender shoot.

It is a soft and lovely mussed upeditorial-vibe double french twist hairstyle, demonstrated by Rain on her pre-crimped, melon-colored hair. #whatababe

Let’s call them JBF rolls.

Here is how to do them.

rain dutch babyBegin by spritzing your hair with a sea-salt texture spray to build body and grip. You don’t have to pre-crimp your hair for these, but it does add a nice poofy textured effect. Here is a crimping tutorial, just in case.

Make a center part.

Starting on one side, take all of the hair at the base of the hairline and begin twisting inwards towards your center part. As you twist it, pull it upward so that it lays against your head.

Use a couple of bobby pins to secure your french twist to your head. Here is a closer look at the mechanics of a french twist, if you need it……….

Either tuck the ends into your roll on top of the head, or leave them out and back-comb them for the look featured below from the front.

Now, do the same thing on the other side, twisting the hair inwards and up, securing it, and either tucking in the ends. Pull out your lady parts, and be sure not to fret if it seems loose or messy. That is the beauty of JBF hair.











The look above has been finished off with some heavy back combing in the ends of the hair that comes out of the top of the rolls, instead of tucking them into the roll. This is a fun and easy alternative, and definitely brings more interest to the look from the front, if you want something bigger and more surreal, and less soft and romantic.7U6A0062 7U6A0041

7U6A9705P.S. Doesn’t Rain make a hot ‘dude’? and also a lovely ‘lady’? Cross-dressing is fun. We at HTHG suggest that you try it. Hope you like the tutorial!

xoxo, HTHG

Twisted Cross Bun for Short Hair.

brook 3Hello dears. Here is a quick little shortie twisted hairstyle, demonstrated by my sister Brook.

This hairstyle is perfect for chin to shoulder length hair, and is a great way to get your hair out of your face easily, while rocking a classy looking little hairdo’.

To begin with, you will need 5 bobby pins, and some texture spray.

Start by spraying your hair down with a light misting of sea salt/texture spray. This will help give it grip and control, and keep it from falling out!

Now section out the entire back of the head from on top of one ear, across the back of the head to the other ear. Pull all the hair in front forward and out of the way.

Take the back section, and twist it a couple of times. Wrap your twist around itself at the base, and make a nice tight bun. Pin your bun into place, and tuck the end of the twist under the bun and out of the way. Here is a closer look at twisting and pinning:)

Now, starting at the front hairline, make a center part that splits in half all the rest of the hair that was not included in your bun. Take all the hair from on side, and twist it backwards, across the back of the head, and wrap it around the far side of your bun. Tuck in the ends, and pin your twist into place with the bun.

Repeat the same steps on the other side, criss-crossing your twists and securing them into your bun. Add more pins as needed!

xoxox, HTHG

Twisted Lady Hairstyle

pretty twistHi friends. Here is a tutorial for you from the cutting room floor, that I just stumbled upon. It made me wonder why I haven’t posted it sooner, and why I decided to cut my hair.

What is is about cutting bangs that is so cathartic that we forget how annoying they are to have? I basically wear a hat daily now. And remember my no-bang longer hair days. But oh well, there are more important things in life than hair, right? Anybody?

Anyhow, this twisted hairstyle is lovely and soft and genius for shortish-medium length dirty-haired people because as we know, the dirtier our hair is, the easier it is to style and the better it looks and behaves:) And we can’t all have long hair all the time.

If you need to dirty your hair up a bit so that this hairstyle is easier to do and sticks around longer, spray your hair down with Masterbraider. You will also need several small bobby pins. And take a little refresher on How to Pin a Twist Into Place:)

Begin by parting the hair where you usually do in the front. Take a section of hair from one side of your part and twist it back, twisting the entire section a couple of times ( Not tight enough to coil up, though.)

Bring your twisted section across the back of the head, and pin it into the hair, slightly farther than the center.

Repeat with a section of hair from the other side of the part. Overlap the twists in back, and pin your second twist into the head securely.

Now take another section of hair from below the first section, twist it back, overlap and pin it in the back over your last twist.

Repeat on the other side. Continue working down the back of the head in sections, twisting, overlapping and pinning. Once you reach the bottom of the hairline, take the last free section of hair, twist it into a loose bun, and pin it over your last overlap.


Now gently pull at your twists from the sides a bit to loosen the ‘do. Add more pins as needed.

xoxoxo, HTHG


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