Curtain Bangs, DIY!

7U6A2162I am on a journey of growing my hair out. This journey has lasted 20 years of my life. I have had bangs my whole life except for a short stint when I was 7 or 8. Now, my bangs are (mostly) grown out into what I like to call Curtain Bangs. It feels weird. My forehead is large and getting wrinkly and I feel like a woman, officially.

Sometimes I miss my bangs. Bangs make me feel young and fresh and style-y, most of the time. Other times my bangs make me feel like a 11 year old horse-loving pre-teen with curly bangs and stretch pants. Other times, my bangs make me feel like Prince Valliant.

My long-ish bangs got to a point a while back where they were begging me to let them join the party with the rest of my hair. Something wasn’t working anymore. I knew it was time to connect my bangs to my hair and let them get to know each other. Hello, Curtain Bangs. Let’s pretend for a second that I am Kate Moss ( I like this game.)Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 1.09.56 PM Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 1.34.12 PM

…..’My beautiful bangs are so long they sweep my eyes in such seductive and perfect ways. I am so glad to be me today!

2 weeks later………..I’m ready to reinvent myself once again! I’m getting tired of my seemingly endless teenage years. I’m over these bangs. Someone call Oscar, my hairdresser! Tell him I am ready for magic! Jeezus I need some more wine. Or………wait a minute. I bet this is an easy fix…….Surely there is something on Youtube that can help me fix my bangs myself.’

This video will show you how to turn your long bangs into Curtain Bangs. Then, you can grow them out seamlessly on your own.

Need some growing-out bang styling ideas? check out this post. Find more DIY bang videos here andin the HTHG shop.


DIY Crown Lace Braid!

PicMonkey CollageHere is a fun little hair-do that I like to rock right around day 4 of ShamPHee, when things are starting to get wild on my head. If you liked the twisted angel  halo-crown ( I loved it!) you will love the Lace-braid crown.

The video breaks down how to braid around your own head, with the trick being the hand-switch in the back.

Watch closely, practice up, and learn. This is a great little hair braiding trick to keep in your back pocket;)

Ladies and long haired Gents, I present the….

DIY Crown Lace Braid


#DIYhair Friday! Hair Sticks.

stixThis one is for you, Alix Brown. Hair sticks are an essential styling tool for effortless and elegant hair styling options. About a year ago, I gave you a hair stick photo tutorial. 7U6A2703

Back then, my hair was shorter and my technique was simpler. Today, I give you Hair Sticks round 2, bigger, better, and more secure. AND, whilst brainstorming this tutorial, I thought it would be fun to do a DIY hair stick craft project……So, coming in late October I will show you how to easily make the scull hair sticks featured in today’s video! I can’t wait! Looking for handmade sticks? Check out this shop!

Enjoy. XO, HTHG

#DIYhair Friday! Sci-fi empress long-hair spiral braid.

DSC05341spiralHere is a doozy of a cool hairstyle that takes a long time, is hard on your fingers, and looks super cool! I am here today to show you how I did it, the error of my ways, and how to make it easier next time.

My model was going on a road trip and intended on wearing her hair this way for 2 weeks. I think it was the perfect road trip hair solution!

I did this hairstyle as an experiment, only to learn that I could have done it much easier by doing a lace braid instead of a french braid. A lace braid means you just add hair in on one side of the french braid. After I did this hairstyle on 4 foot long hair, I thought to myself……There has to be a better way. Here it is. This video shows the easier solution…..Lace braid, and starting at the top and working down and around.

To get this look the hard way, I basically started at the nape of the neck and made a continuous spiral parting around the outer perimeter of the head and worked my way in. I would part about 6 inches of the spiral, french braid (cornrow), clip it off, part 6 more inches, and continue braiding. Eventually, the spiral ended at the top of the head. I braided the free end, then wrapped the braid into a big bun and pinned it with large bobby pins. spiral braid

Grab your longest haired friend and try this bad-ass sci-fi empress hairstyle this weekend!




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