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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Half-Up Braided Halo for Long Hair.

birchy haloHi honeys. Here is a pretty little half-up braided halo that I did on Birch’s beautiful long hair.

Here is how to do it:

Make 2 braids, on on each side, towards the back of the head and pretty high up. Fljp the braids up and tie them once, so that the ends hang down the opposite side. Stick a couple pins in there, where the braids feel loose. Be sure to pin the sides, where the braid ends overlap the opposite braid.

Take the ends of the braids, pull them up and overlap them across the top of the head again. Add more pins as needed.

Now take the ends of your braids, and tuck them in and under your braid halo, so that they are hidden. Add more pins as needed. Your braids should look like a mix between a halo and a french chapeau:)

Let the rest of your hair hang wild and free.

xoxoxox, HTHG

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

 

 

Floral Hat Band and the Traditional Lei

7U6A2027Hello darlings. How are you all? Surrounded by flowers, I hope;)

A few weeks back, my flower loving designer pal Corrina brought me back a Lei needle from Hawaii, homeplace of the art of traditional Lei making. It got me thinking about stringing flowers and plants together with a needle and thread, to make flower crowns, floral necklaces, and……..Hat Bands? It was time to experiment.
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This is Corrina with a Lei made of Hawaiian Pussy Willows. Gorg, right?

I spent several hours last week foraging plants and playing with flowers in my studio. What came out of it was a killer Floral Hat Band, and a million and one more ideas for using a needle and thread to make beautiful floral adornment.7U6A1996

Today, I’m going to show you how to make a Floral Hat Band in the Lei tradition, with foraged flowers, a needle, and thread. Get yourself a Lei needle to make it easier to string, or you can just use a regular needle and thread. I used white nylon thread for this tutorial.

A note about foraging flowers……..

Lei’s require foraging in the native forests, collecting seeds, pods, vines and flowers. The wise lei maker who is perpetuating the continuation of a culture and a lost art, must keep in mind the damage of foraging as well as the interruption of the natural cycle of these plants. It is important to cause as little damage as possible to the area and to restock when possible. –Angelfire.com

7U6A2004That said, find flowers that are sturdy and bountiful, and cut off their stems.

Thread your needle with your thread double-d over, and tie a knot at the end, leaving a tail about 2 feet long.7U6A2006

Begin threading your flowers, gently through the strongest point at their base. Keep adding them in whatever order you want, using flowers as well as greenery.

7U6A2013Keep your hat nearby to measure when you need to. Add flowers until your floral band has reached a length that can be tied snuggly around your hat. 7U6A2030

Wear your floral hat around, letting it wilt over time. Rock it all Summer long, swapping it out for a new one when petals  begin dropping.7U6A2209

xoxox, HTHG

Easy Short Hair Braids.

brookHiya babes. Here is yet another cute shortie hairstyle, this time with some messy little braids that are all tucked into themselves.

This hairstyle is for chin-length to shoulder-length hair, and is perfect for a Spring day spent outside in the wind.

As always, begin with a spritzing of sea-salt texture spray to ensure grip and make those braids stay. It really does make braiding short hair much easier:)

Part your hair across the back of your head, from the top of on ear, straight across to the top of the other.

Beginning on the top section, on your right side, start a dutch braid and guide it straight across the back of the head. Once you have added all the hair in from the section, continue your braid to the ends and secure with a clear elastic.

Now take the end of your braid, and roll it back toward the right, flat against the head, tucking in the tail. This will create a bitty little braid bun of sorts. Pin your bun into place, snugg-ly underneath your dutch braid.

On the underneath section of hair, do a dutch braid that begins on the left side and goes across the back of the head on the opposite direction, adding in all the rest of the hair. Braid to the end, and secure with a small clear elastic. Now roll the end of your braid back in the opposite direction, flat against the head. Tuck in the end, and pin your little flat braid bun into place, snugg-ly under your second braid.

Pow!

xoxox, HTHG

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