Super Hair Bowl: The Birthday Rose Hairnucopia

After last years birthday hair success, Jules wanted another birthday hairstyle. This year, though, she wanted it to be a Super Bowl hairstyle, specifically a super bowl made of hair on her head.

Originally, she thought we should fill the hair bowl with mini-skittles because she is unabashedly in love with Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks Skittle-endorsing bad-boy.

We are Seattle-ites, btw, who previously haven’t given a serious shit about football. I begrudgingly watched the Super Bowl game last year because my home team was in it and I happened to be at grandma’s house on game day, and grandma happens to be a major sports fan, and knew all the stats and stories on the players……And just like that……I became a fan.

This year I find myself making Super Bowl snacks and wishing I had a team jersey to wear while I watch the game with my equally bewildered newly-found Seahawks fan husband on a large projections screen. Are you there, god? It is me, Margaret, and I don’t know who I am anymore.

Getting back to hair, Skittles in the hair bowl presented in an absolute cluster-fudge of technical difficulty in my brain…..Although I loved the originality and spirit of the idea. We settled on a big pink birthday rose in the Super Hair Bowl. Jules said ‘We can just call it the Rose Bowl.’ because that is a football thing too. She clipped the biggest pink rose from her birthday bouquet that came from her boss.

It was all Jules’s idea, this bowl of hair. She thought we could cut a bowl-ish shape out of cardboard and use it as a form for it, and she was absolutely right. Leave it to her to have some weird theme-y party trick up her sleeve. 7U6A2868

I sectioned out the hair around her front hairline, because it is always good to have some extra hair to patch things together and cover up mistakes at the end, when hairstyling.

7U6A2874We put the rest of her hair in a high, tight ponytail on top of her head, then pulled the ponytail through the cardboard form.

7U6A2889I spread the hair around the form like a donut, and tucked the ends under and pinned the hair to the head, at the base of the pony, all the way around the form, working section by section. 7U6A2905

After the entire Hair Bowl was made, I gave it a good spray with KM Session Spray because that is the best hairstyling firm hold setting spray there is. Then, I stuck the rose into the hair bowl, and pinned it into place.

7U6A2919Her hair at this point looked like a weird alien sock bun. The right thing seemed to be to make it more weird by making it into a beehive in the front, so I split the front hair in 2 sections down a center part, and wrapped them in opposite directions  around the bun and pinned the ends at the base of the bun. This gave it a hive vibe. I left one small bang section of hair out to create a little pin curl with to finish the do. Duh. Then, I pinned a leaf on each side of her hive.

7U6A2959Enjoy this day of football and surreal American hype and typical snacks.

7U6A2926IMG_3601Oh yeah one more thing….Check out my collab instagram with Holley, where we document her many beehives, each with it’s own persona. @missbeehivin

xoxo, HTHG

 

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?

Green hair envy.

The 90’s called and left this angsty message: Green hair is legit and not just for grunge rockers and mermaids. Ever since Viper, female super hero of Marvel Comic fame dove onto the scene with kelly green hair, green has been the archtype of tough-girl ‘don’t call me cute’ hair colors. Where pastel pinks are femme and soft, green is perfectly bold, moody and complicated.

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 10.48.20 AMThe past few years have been all about peachy pinks and silvers. Everywhere we looked, we saw pretty unicorn hair. This past Summer was about purple hair. So much purple hair happened in salons across the country that the tell tale mark of a hair dresser was purplish stained fingertips. Real talk. Enough is enough. The pink and purple trend is fading as fast as purple hair on sun bleached ends…….More of HTHG’s green hair thoughts on Refinery29 today! And also, a giant shout out to RAIN for being a fantastically quick and awesome editor and helping me bust out content like a pro:) It is so wonderful to have your input.

xo, HTHG

Festival hair for retro-fantasy ponies.

DSC01112The title of this post is so weird but I just couldn’t help myself. These hairstyles are what happened when My Little Pony met Dita Von Teese and Lisa Frank. Remember how I told you that T and I were trying to jury into the OCF this year as the Beauty Peddlers? Here are photos from the shoot that we did for our ‘product shots’ to send in with our submission. We were lucky enough to get seasoned and prolific photographer Sian Kennedy to take the pictures for us (He is her moms husband.) These photos are my own shots, but I will post his later;)

We borrowed our friend B’s adorable salon to do the hair. It was a sunny and bright day.B's

Here are some snap shots from the shop. It was a great setting for our colorful shoot.

 

Here is the hair that we did. It was total collabo mode, with children and feathers and camera equipment and mayhem. We used chalk ( just regular sidewalk chalk works perfectly. Just wet it first and rub it in) , colored thread, feathers, fishtail braids, and victory rolls.

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Here is a little breakdown of that wild retro-exotic bird hairstyle. It needs a name. Any ideas?

paigeWhat do you think?

Nikki J. and HTHG promo teaser

Screen Shot 2013-03-06 at 1.34.47 PMMy favorite jewelry designer and I got together last week with killer photog William Anthony and incredible makeup artist Rick Toth to shoot a collaboration for both of our websites. The themes were Deco-star wars/sexy cat lady/modern day goddess.

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The goal of the shoot was to combine the beauty and intricacy of Nikki Jacoby’s designs DSC00178with the beauty and intricacy of a hair creation by yours truly. The end product was an explosion of color, texture, light, character, metal, hair, and 4 incredibly inspired creative minds.

I could do this stuff all day long. Art direct, design, and collaborate and then share. This is a little sneak peek for you, so you get the feel for it. Keep your eyes out for final cut photos coming soon on HTHG.

Most of the photos shown in this post were taken by me. The header photo was taken by William Anthony. The rest of his photos are coming soon!

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