Cyndi Lauper Waterfall Braid for Curly Hair

7U6A6182Hi dears. Do you remember when we talked about the waterfall braid last year? Waterfall braids are french braids that you only add hair to from one side, instead of both. And on the other side, each time you overlap, you drop your strand and grab a new one from right under it. Check out this tutorial for clarity. audy

I love this hairstyle because I really dig the asymmetrical vibe, but it is still soft and not too severe. This hairstyle looks so cool on curly, big hair so I say, let it be wild. 7U6A6147

To get the look, you will need 2 bobby pins and your braiding fingers.

Begin like you are doing a french braid, with 2 small pieces of hair at the front of your hairline. Overlap them a few times.

Now, do a waterfall braid straight down the back of your head, adding to one side, and dropping and swapping your sections on the other side. If you need extra waterfall braid clarity, check this.

When you reach the back hairline, use your bobby pins to secure the base of the braid to the head. Let the ends hang free, and sweep all the hair on one side over one shoulder and rock it like Cyndi Lauper.

xoxo, HTHG

The Side-Puff, a quick curly do.

Hi curly and natural textured babes. Here is yet another little quickie hairstyle to rock when you are feeling otherwise hair un-inspired.

This hairstyle works for all types of curls and textured hair types, and can be done on hair that is about 4 inches and longer.

lizYou will need 5 large bobby pins for this hairstyle, and about 2 minutes of time. Do you have your twisting fingers ready?

Begin by taking a rough section of hair on the top of the head. Holding it by the ends, give it a twist, a full rotation and a half, and then hold it against the head. Pin it securely into place at the back of the head.

Now take a largish section of hair from one side (the opposite side that you want your puff on.) Twist it back and pull it across the back of the head, towards the other side. Hold the twist against the head and pin it into place, leaving the ends of it free to curl.

On the other side, just tuck your hair behind your ear, or pin it back if you want. Arrange all the hair on that side into a nice round puff. Add a flower if you want:)

Enjoy!

xo, HTHG

 

Quick Curly Beehive

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Hey curly mamas! This quick and dirty little beehive for natural curls is beyond easy to do, and fantastic for dirty hair!aud

To get the look, you will need several bobby pins. Say 6 to be safe. And I suggest using the largest ones you can

Begin by roughly sectioning off the top half of the head. Don’t try and be too neat;) Holding the entire section out, begin to twist it in one direction. Bring the twist to the back of the head, and hold it there firmly. Push it gently upwards against the head, to create more volume and give it the ‘hive.’

Use bobby pins to secure the twist to the head.

Now, letting the ends of the twist fall in with the rest of the hair, take all the hair into one hand, and twist it upwards like you would a simple french twist.

Hold the twist against the head, and carefully tuck the ends behind the twist and out of the way.

Pin the twist securely, being as discreet as you can and hiding those pins. Here is more on that;)!

Add a little floral headband if you want, or a ribbon or something.

Enjoy!

xoxo, HTHG

Fro-Hawk with Babies Breath

7U6A6560Hey dears. I wantehawkd to share this fro-hawk, and give some love to my curly haired and natural texture haired peeps.

I had the pleasure of hanging out with 2 naturally curly babes, Liz and Audrey the other day, and they let me play and shoot photos of their insanely cool big manes of hair.

Liz got fro-hawk, and we decorated it with babies breath. It looked so fierce and dainty, all at once:)

To get the look, I started by brushing out Liz’s hair really big with my Mason Pearson Brush.

Then I brushed the sides up from the temples, towards the back of her head. I used a little Liquid Gold Hair Butter to smooth it, and made sure to brush it nice and hard.

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Then, starting in the center, I used bobby pins to secure the hair tightly to one side of the head.7U6A6406

I added more bobby pins and criss-crossed them in a half circle, to secure the hair back and define one edge of the hawk.

I repeated that on the other side, then stuck some tiny babies breath flowers straight into the base of the hawk by their stems. You can use any flowers you want!

 

Enjoy:)

xoxo, HTHG

 

Short Hair Braids for Summer

7U6A2505Hey babes. Short post to share some short hair braids I did recently. In a time of short-bob boredom, it hit me that I still had braiding options so I busted out some half-up style french braids that actually looked pretty cute. I plan to do some more polished short hair tutorials soon, but for now, peep these. 7U6A2468

This first hairstyle I stole from my Barista at Zoka Coffee in Tangletown. She rocks the short bob and braid and it looks so cute on her. To get this look, I began a french braid at the front hairline in my bangs, which were BARELY long enough to even consider cooperating. I began adding small sections from either side, back and forth.

When I got half way back, I gathered the ends of my french braid into a tiny messy little bun, by ponytail-ing it once, and pulling it halfway through the second time. Kinda cute, right? And super easy to do.

7U6A2616The next short hair braid started above one ear, with a french braid. I guided the french braid across the top of my head, ending it above the opposite ear. I continued braiding down the ends, and secured the tail with a clear elastic. 7U6A2641

Then, I flipped the tail of the braid underneath the french braid, tucking it under and out of the way. I used a bobby pin and a strategically placed dogwood flower to secure the braid to the head.7U6A2695

7U6A2778I am here to tell you short haired babes, you do have many styling options. More to come;)

xoxo, HTHG

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