Dreads: A marriage of hair.

7U6A1234 7U6A1325 7U6A1351 7U6A1352 7U6A1283 7U6A1311Hey babes. Here are some photos of some lovely friends of ours who came to visit. They both have incredibly long dread locks, and I had a fun time shooting photos of them with their dreads all intertwined and wild. IT was a marriage of hair. More on dreads, coming soon.

xoxo, HTHG

Before you make that major hair change……

Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 7.41.57 PM Uninspired by your own hair and lusting after those cute messy bobs you keep seeing around? We’ve all been there, right? Stuck in hair — and stuck in life. When your hair doesn’t feel right, nothing seems to go well. Something tells you that it’s time for a major change……

Read more thoughts on when to make that major hair change on R29.

(photo courtesy of Refinery29)

xoxo, HTHG

Erika’s golden wave, tie and cardy style.

erika 1988Last night, I checked my email one last time before bed, to find this amazing picture of my dudes sort-of brother’s cool wife Erika, who decided to share a taste of her 7th grade stylishness with us.

Yes, our family is nebulous, and yes ties and cardys are bitchin, especially with a haircut like this, with slicked back sides and a wave in the front. Here is what Erika said about her look.

“Here’s my school pic from around, I think, 1988.  Maybe 7th grade?  I was going through a “tie phase.”  I wore a lot of ties that year.  ;)  This pic features a tie my dad wore in the 60’s.  The vest & shirt I believe belonged to my ste​pmom in the 70’s that she gave to me, & the cardy was all new, all mine.  Hope this pic fits your bill!”

Then, she signed off. 5 Minutes later she followed up with this….

“Thought I should mention, I think I look awesome in this pic & am totally not embarrassed by it.  ;)”

Which made the whole thing even way cooler. Thanks Erika for being so cool and sharing this jewel with us!

If you are reading this, and have a hair story, hair transformation, or great hair pics from old family albums, please consider submitting them to HTHG. All submissions can go to howtohairgirl@gmail.com, and will be published for the sake of shear awesomeness and inspiration to others. Or maybe a hearty giggle, or the courage to make that big hair move.

xo, HTHG

Kerri goes big by cutting her crazy thick long hair into a chic boxie.

IMG_5926Kerri went from insanely thick long pretty hair to a shorter textured bob, working her way towards the chicest ‘boxie’ around. I am honored to say that I got to be a part of her hair journey, cutting her hair many times, and advising her to DIY her color instead of paying me to do it. (Some color is just so simple to DIY, It is not worth paying for unless you really like to pay someone else. DIY is not for everyone, but it is definitely for some people.)

 

picstitchHer dark cool brown hair looked better and better the shorter it got, and she came and saw me one last time the day she moved out of town, headed for a lovely-sounding life with her hubby and son in the great mid west. Kerri, we salute your foxiness and bravery with your hair, and hope to god you can find a great stylist in your town who will do justice to your amazing head of hair;)

Kerri says about her hair……”Life is great here—still hunting for a good stylist, tho—so the trimming has been done by yours truly. lol. Tips on making a big hair move?  Keep it simple and if doing a major cut, go gradual.  I feel like my hair adjusted well as I periodically cut it shorter and shorter. I also use a good pomade from Onesta and wash my hair only twice per week. I truly have loved my hair at all lengths, but finding a great stylist is a must for big cuts!”

If you are reading this, and have a hair story, hair transformation, or great hair pics from old family albums, please consider submitting them to HTHG. All submissions can go to howtohairgirl@gmail.com, and will be published for the sake of shear awesomeness and inspiration to others. Or maybe a hearty giggle, or the courage to make that big hair move.

xoxo, HTHG

 

Tasha’s hair journey- Color, hawk, and buzzed.

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 1.20.50 PMThe first time I had pink hair, in January of 2009. I was home on winter break during college. I bleached my hair, intending to just get some red out that I’d put in a few months prior, but I completely fried it. My hair felt spongy when it was wet, and totally tangled and brittle when dry. I did some research and used a keratin conditioner, which helped a lot. The pink absorbed really well though! I didn’t touch up my roots ever during this time, but I kept the pink up for about 8 months, even doing purple at one time.

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 1.21.06 PMDecember of 2007, my mohawk. I was really lazy about keeping the sides buzzed or combing the hawk, so it was always pretty messy like that. I loved it though. I used Got2Be Glued hair spray (the can looks like an air horn). My hair is very fine, so it held very well like that. I kept the mohawk for about 4 months and then got tired of putting it up all the time.

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 1.21.19 PMApril of 2013, I buzzed my head for the first time. I did it a few more times that year. I loved it and will definitely do it again someday. It felt great and I loved having no-hassle hair. It was really liberating. It also gave me a chance to learn to love my face. I used to hide in a lot of make-up and I’m still uncomfortable looking in the mirror most days, but when I buzzed my head, I was kind of forced to look at myself. I started to see beauty where I had never noticed it.

 

-Tasha

 

 

Tasha, thanks for sharing your awesome hair story. I think that you are a total babe and I especially love your buzzed head and how it lets us see your great hairline and lovely face.

 

If you are reading this today, and have a hair journey or photos you would like to share, please submit at howtohairgirl@gmail.com

I totally welcome the opportunity to share with you the stumbling and rejoicing  as you express yourself with your ‘do. That is what HTHG is all about.

xoxo, HTHG

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