I don’t know about you, but winter weather makes my strands slightly unruly. The second my hair gets a hint of the chilly air it decides it’s just gonna do it’s own thing. My feeling about this is if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! Rather than fight the frizz I just go with it.
With that in mind, I’m in love with this sweet style created by Grace Crivello at the Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood! The bobby pins look like an art installation. It’s the perfect style for a regular day or I’m thinking it can be dressed up for a holiday party by using fancier pins in place of regular ones.
A few weeks ago on Dancing with the Stars, I wore a sleek gold dress with a dark red lip and slicked back hair fashioned into a dramatic fishtailed top knot. I knew I loved this look, but I didn’t realize that you all loved it too until I got home and read your comments (thank you, btw!).
There were countless questions about the braided top knot and how stylist Chad Wood hooked it up. I figured it would be best if the creator himself shared his step-by-steps to top knot perfection.
Take it away, Chad!
PS: Let me know if you try this! Tag me on Instagram @JulianneHough_com — I wanna see your top knots!
Rain, rain… don’t go away! I just found the perfect outfit! Finding the perfect weatherproof wardrobe is so much fun due to the pretty spring color-palette and my love for layering. There’s no need to get too bundled, so we have more wiggle room with light toppers and casual dresses. After some successful online shopping I was able to score some boots, umbrellas and other rain day essentials that are just begging to take on a puddle.
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When it comes to my hair, you all know how big a fan I am of loose beachy waves. I appreciate the maybe I woke up like this, maybe I didn’t look they have while being a little too strategic to be straight out of bed. The truth, as we know, is that falling somewhere between straight and curly takes a little more than a dip in the Pacific. There are heated tools and products involved. Ironically it takes some work to look effortless.
Six years ago, I thought — what about getting a beachy perm? That was, after all, what we did to maintain curls years and years ago. “No way, no how,” said my friend and stylist Riawna Capri. She didn’t want to damage my hair with harsh chemicals. Fair enough.
Being the hair genius she is, Riawna was able to work out a way for me to get the perm I’ve been wanting while maintaining the integrity of my hair! Now I can say, I really did wake up like this! My get ready time has significantly decreased and I’ve never loved my beachy tresses any more than I do now.
What do you guys think? Are you willing to try a perm?
Last week, my friend was a little let down by her latest trip to the salon. In hopes of going lighter and brighter, her visions of golden blonde locks turned out looking lackluster and dull. The end of the world it was not, but she was bummed to say the least. She was about to make another appointment when we thought to reach out to a hairstylist friend for advice. What she suggested sounded crazy, but we tried it!
“Wash your hair with dish soap.” WHAT??? “Trust me,” she said.
The dish soap DIY was a surprising success! It removed the brassy layer and left behind a much blonder, shinier, prettier shade. This hair hack can be used any time you want to gently remove any color or lighten up your hair.
If you’ve got big Valentine’s Day plans coming up, you’ve got quite a bit to consider: what to wear, where to go, red lips vs gloss, the gift, the card, so on and so forth! Lucky for you and I both, my friends at Beauty Coach came through to make sure our hair will be one less thing we have to worry about. Their easy-to-do romantic looks are pure perfection, whether for a special date with your honey or for going out with the girls.
Dry shampoo is one of the greatest inventions of all time. Whether you’re going for just one more day without washing or wanting a little more volume in your do, it does the job and it does it well.
I’m always on the look out for ways to cut chemicals and irritants from my products. This recipe from Flora Ex Machina shows us how to DIY a safe dry shampoo that smells divine. There’s one for blondies and another that blends in better for brunettes.
This year was amazing. I had lots of things to be grateful for, and one of them is all of you readers! This was my first year to do a blog, and I knew that it would be a huge commitment. I gave it as much love, time and energy as I possibly could, and I’ve loved every minute of it!
Over the last year, these five articles were your favorite. It was so fun to look back and see all your comments and see what you guys liked best!
Did I miss anything? 🙂
I received so many emails at firstname.lastname@example.org about clear skin and short hair — topics I know a thing or two about! Below is my best advice for you! xo
Thanks for creating an opportunity for us to share our thoughts and ask you questions! I’m Alexandra 🙂 I’m 21 years old and have never had skin problems until recently. I have no idea why, but my face is breaking out bad. I play sports 24/7 so I’m constantly sweating. I assume that contributes to the germs on my face, but I’ve tried several different products and nothing is working. I was wondering if there was a certain product that you use that works magic? I’m desperate here and tired of my face looking horrible. Thanks for taking time to read my message!
When I think about fall fashion, I picture a whole lot of leather (or pleather). The buttery jackets, pants, backpacks and shift dresses come out in full force once the first fallen leaf hits the ground.
One trend I noticed happening a lot during New York Fashion Week was the use of leather hair accessories. I saw them wrapped around sleek, low ponytails, holding down tousled waves and pinning back both messy buns and tight chignons.
I love how leather accessories add an instant chicness to any do, whether it’s clean and classic or all over the place. No matter if you go for real of vegan leather, there are plenty of options out there.
Here are some of my favorite finds:
Ahhhh! I want all these!! Which one do you love?