Pretty Spring Hair~ !

March 21st, 2014

Spring is now here, so not only do we have to buckle down and do some spring cleaning, why not do some spring cleaning for your hair? Amp up your spring style by opting for romantic and loose waves! It’s perfect for frolicking in a flower field or other spring time adventures. Here is a quick look at some quick and super easy ways to style your instyle hair for spring!

Romantic Ponytail

This romantic ponytail is simple and feminine.  Here’s how to get it: Secure a low ponytail with a black elastic, then tie a ribbon in a bow to conceal the band.

Bohemian Waves

These piecey waves manage to be pretty and messy. To get started, apply a baseball-size mound of mousse  to dry hair, coating it from the roots to the ends until it all feels saturated. (Using a wet product on dry hair produces a slightly uneven, matte finish, which is exactly what you’re going for here.) Blow-dry the hair roughly until the mousse is fully absorbed, then wind sections around a one-inch curling iron, starting at midlength and leaving the bottom free. Make the ends sharp by running a flatiron over them.

Pop of Color

Feeling a little more daring? Try some pretty pastel hair chalk! Apply chalk to your ends of choose a hue that’s closest to your hair color to give your hair a bit of pop! It’s a temporary and fun way to play with your spring hair!

Sleek and Polished Hair!

March 8th, 2014

Sleek and polished hair ruled the red carpet this Oscar 2014 season. From stars such as Lady Gaga, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, the messaged seemed to be that sleek, combed back hair was the top instyle hair! This easy and effortless style can be achieved easily, with very little time, and with practically any length of hair.

What you need:

Straightener or blowdryer

Comb

Hair Gel

Shine Spray

Directions:

Step One: Straighten or blow dry your hair straight

Step Two: Comb hair in your desired directions

Step Three: Run some hair gel through your hair and achieve a “sleek look”

Step Four: Spray your hair with shine spray to set style

Curls: Size Matters

February 20th, 2014

Shopping for a new curling iron? When shopping for an iron the three most important things you need to look for is plating, price, and the sizeof the barrel. The barrel size is perhaps the essential feature that you need to focus on before making a purchase.

Why? Because size matters! The size of the barrel will determine what kind of curl you get. The general rule of thumb is: the smaller the barrel, the tighter the curl.

Want bombshell, loose, Victoria Secret’s like curls? Opt for a 1.5”-2 inch” inch barrel. Want a more traditional curl or messy waves? Opt for a 1”barrel. And lastly, a barrel that is less than 1” will give you very defined, spiral curls. Choosing which sized barrel you use is the easiest way to achieve instyle hair!

Trend Report: The Lob

February 8th, 2014

Going shorter can be difficult for many women. Many women feel that having long hair makes them feel more feminine and comfortable. However, long hair is much harder to manage and costs more $$$ to upkeep. So what is a girl to do?

The LOB or long bob is the perfect solution for women who want the manageability of short hair, yet the same femininity of long hair. Not only that, the Lob is super chic! The blunt, unlayered cut is perfect for women with fried or damaged hair! Adding layers to the Lob will create volume. It can be worn with a combination of blunt, side swept, or no bangs.

This is a truly versatile instyle hair that can suit everyone!

Dry Shampoo

January 17th, 2014

For some, it is common knowledge that shampooing your hair everyday is actually BAD for your hair. The reason why is because daily shampooing strips your hair of its natural oils, leaving your hair dry and damaged. Some women generally shampoo every other day, while other skips 2 or up to 3 days! However, skipping your daily wash can cause some greasy buildup, especially at the roots. This is where dry shampoo comes in! Dry shampoos are for these “in-between” days.  They soak up grease and give volume and texture to hair. Here are some quick tips on how to use dry shampoo!

-Spray dry shampoo only at your roots

-DON”T! overdo dry shampoo. Spray lightly, around 6-10 inches away from your hair

-After applying dry shampoo, let it sit for 2 minutes and then brush it out

-DON’T! use dry shampoo on wet or damp hair

The Importance of Trimming

January 4th, 2014

Now that it’s the new year, let’s talk about trimming. Forget going to the gym, eating healthier, or changing up your wardrobe; try trimming your hair! Trimming is an important step in maintaining your gorgeous instyle hair! Trimming is important because it keeps your ends healthy, split ends away, and believe it or not-actually HELPS your hair grow longer, faster! Here are some quick tips on how to trim your hair!

1. Trim about every 2 months

2. When trimming your hair yourself, make sure to use a sharp, salon quality blade

3. Do NOT use kitchen or safety scissors!

4. The amount of which to trim varies, depending on the person. However, at minimum rim at least 2-3 inches.

Celebrate the Holidays with Gorgeous Hair!

December 21st, 2013

The Holidays are here! The best way to celebrate is to do something a little extra special with your instyle hair. Use glitter, accessories, fancy updos, etc! The holidays are the best way to create beautiful, sculpted, glamorous hair! Below are some quick and easy instructions on how to get beautiful holiday hair! It’s easier than you think!

Glitter

Glitter is a great way to spice up your hair during the holidays. It’s fun, festive, and totally fun! To get this look that Beyonce’s wearing, simply straighten your hair, apply a shine serum, and then apply a glitter gel to your hair. You can even amp it up even more with some glitter spray!

Accessories

Curl your hair, take sections of your hair and pin it up, creating a beautiful low-do. Add a sparkly accessory and your done!

Want something a little less stiff? Create long, voluminous curls by priming hair with a hair mouse and curl with a large barrel iron. Finish with hairspray and add a statement piece hairpiece.

Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid!

December 7th, 2013

When Pantone’s announced that the new color of the year was radiant orchid, the first thing I thought was, HUH??? When I think of orchids, I think of beautiful, exotic flowers; never one specific color. So, what exactly is radiant orchid? According to Pantone’s press release, “[[Radiant Orchid is] an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm”. To me, it looks like a slightly darker lavender and it’s ridiculous gorgeous. Since the holidays are comnig up, why not celebrate with some adding some radiant orchid in your instyle hair? Below are some great radiant orchid coloured accessories to spice up your hair!

Simple Flower Clip

Flower Headband

Bow

Low Ponytails

November 23rd, 2013

The last leg of summer is here, and it’s time to get ready and begin prep for the fall season! You know what that means-dark, rich colors, layering, and lots of moisturizing! This coming fall, minimalism is in. Low maintenance and chic low ponytails are the best way to get into the Fall Season and achieve instyle hair! The key to low ponytails is a great blowout. Depending on how you blow dry your hair (straight, volume, or wave) your ponytail will look different. Below are three examples of low ponytails!

What you will need: Shine Serum, Blowdryer, a  Boar Bristled Brush, Hairspray

Teased Low Ponytail

Slick and Straight

Straight w/ Teased Crown

Beachy Waves

June 21st, 2013

Beach-y waves are the perfect for the summer. They are whimsical and easy instyle way to wear your hair! Perfect for both day and night, beachy waves will be your workhorse summer style!

You can achieve beach-y waves in a number of ways. Here are two easy way to get the look:

with an IRON:

1. Start with damp hair and mist on a texturizing spray (don’t be afraid to apply this liberally!)

2. Blow-dry hair with diffuser or air dry

3. Using a clip less iron and curl your hair in 1-2 inch sections leaving about 1-3 inches of the bottom uncurled

4. Loosen the curls with your fingers, creating a “piece-y” waves

5. Finish with hairspray

For more “natural” beachy waves

1. Start with damp hair and mist on a texturizing spray (don’t be afraid to apply this liberally!)

2. Section your hair into 1 inch sections, twist, and blowdry

3. Repeat all over your head

4. Loosen your hair a little and set with hairspray