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!

Girl crush hair.

foxI have a girl crush.

What is it about Robin Wright? Maybe it is because she played Princess Buttercup in The Princess Bride. Maybe it is her graceful features and fantastic acting. Maybe it is the fact that in the new Netflix Series called House of Cards, Robin Wright nails the role of Clair, power-woman and wife of sly politician Frank Underwood. This show is like the political current day version of Mad Men, and she is the Joanie.

I’m thinking it is her sexy little boy/WW11 army general haircut that I am so hot for. There is something about that haircut. I’ve got it bad for that haircut.

Love for the Black Beanie.

black beanieI am lost without my black beanie in the cold months. I mean like naked, anxious, cold, and irritable without it. I practically live in it. Mine is perfectly slouchy and stretched out so it doesn’t give me hat hair. It barely even disturbs my hair at all in fact.

I can wear my hair in almost any style and works with my black beanie. That is the magic of it.

Where did I get my black beanie? The gas station. Why? because they have the best ones. They are cheaply woven, and poorly made from synthetic materials and I love them. They are just slouchy enough, and they relax over time. They are between $3-6 dollars, depending on location and inflation.

I decided to write this post to share my love, because maybe you have a special black beanie too and you know what I’m talking about.

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Look at these celebs! even some of the cooler seeming celebs wear black beanies. I like Nicole Richie’s style, generally. And here she is with a black beanie! maybe she got hers from Texaco too. And even Rhianna! and I found a picture of Brad Pitt looking unusually hot with a slouchy black beanie on. I decided not to post it because it’s too cliche.

I have been wearing loose rattlesnake braids with my black beanie lately, and I’m feelin’ it. Check out this video to learn this fun braid technique.

What do you think?

 

Spring 2013 hair trend forecast

kjhiuMy darlings, Spring is coming. I know because the crocuses are peeking up above the dirt and the cherry blossoms buds are swelling. But then again, I am in Seattle where it feels like eternal Spring.

I am not quite ready to fully commit to thinking about Spring, because I haven’t even been snowboarding yet this Winter, and I am so enjoying rocking my slouchy black beanie on the daily. But for the sake of staying abreast of today’s hair trends, I am here to show you a little forecast for hair trends of Spring and Summer, 2013.

According to recent runway activity in Paris and New York, hair style trends are going in the direction of simple yet dramatic.

So here it is.

Spring 2013 hair trends.

Head scarves are sticking around. (Thank the lord)

Deep side parts on all counts. Hair up, hair down, curly, straight, you name it. Experiment.

Braids are still around. Get creative! get messy! I have so much in store for you.

Lastly, low, sleek buns of all sorts. Twisted, wrapped, coiled, braided, what have you. As long as it is paired with a deep side part and a sleek shiny finish, you are good to go.

Practice up, use your imagination. Share HTHG with your friends and have fun with your hair this Spring, and all the time.

XO, HTHG

 

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