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5 Fun + Easy Halloween Hair Vlogs

Halloween is a great time to expand your hair styling skills and try out a few different looks you might not wear on a day-to-day basis. Maybe you will wear these looks day-to-day — what do I know? Either way, Halloween is a great time to expand a little and have some fun!

Here are 5 fun + easy Halloween hair vlogs for some serious Halloween inspiration.

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Cosmetology, Hair

How to Fake a Longer Ponytail in Under a Minute (Video)

A ponytail is a great go-to when it’s been a little while since you’ve washed your hair or for those mornings you just can’t seem to get out of bed on time. They can be sporty and casual or high-fashion and sleek, depending on how you style it. But, what if your ponytail just isn’t the length you want? Don’t worry, there’s a pretty easy way to make your ponytail look longer!

Watch our short video tutorial to learn how to fake a longer ponytail.

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Cosmetology, Hair

How To: Fancy Top Knot

Top knots are taking over. Chances are you’ll see a couple anytime you go anywhere, and there is a definite reason why — top knots are trendy, cute and really easy to do. Pretty much anyone can pull off a cute top knot. (As long as you can pull your hair on top of your head.)

I’ll admit it, I go to this hairstyle often when I’m in a hurry or it’s particularly hot outside. But I’ve never thought to wear a top knot to any sort of occasion. Just when running to the store or for coffee.

Here is a super cute top knot, you could definitely wear to a fancier occasion.

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Cosmetology, Hair

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Scheduling Your Next Hair Appointment

Today, there are so many resources for us to find inspiration for our hair. The Internet, more specifically sites like Pinterest, are filled with beautiful color, cut, and style options. However, just because you find a pretty picture, and bring it into the salon, does not mean that it is feasible for the stylist to achieve that look, at least not in one session. There are things that you must think about before coming into a salon.

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Cosmetology, Hair

Soft Curls with a Flat Iron Tutorial

Soft curls are a great way to give your hair a little umph, without being over the top. By now I’m sure you’ve heard you can curl your hair with a flat iron, but have you heard of a way that only takes two steps? You’re in luck, because I’m about to show you!

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Cosmetology, Hair

Spring Hair Trend | Out of Water

As part of my job, I often peruse the internet for upcoming trends. With spring approaching, I was doing just that – perusing for spring 2015 hair trends. Per usual, I discovered beautiful looks that I only wish my thin, stringy hair could perform. Bombshell boho waves, big buns (I like big buns, I cannot lie, anyone?), braids, twists, long luxurious ponytails.  Then, by happenstance, I came across a style I could do! You’d think I would be super excited, right? Here’s something trendy, that my previously mentioned disappointing hair could do. Win!

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Hair, Hair Braiding

How to Make Your Hair Extensions Look Rich

There are a few things we can do when it comes to buying hair on a budget, we all need to look good and feel good, too. So the next time you go to the beauty supply store and pick up a pack of $9.99 hair have no fear because I’m going to tell you how to make it look and feel like a million bucks.

Less is More When it Comes to Product

So many products contain ingredients that dry out the hair which can lead to a dull appearance.

Use Low to Little Heat when Styling

Try to use the low heat setting on your thermal tools to uphold the integrity of the hair. Excessive heat leads to dryness and split ends, and in some cases burns or scorches the hair. Anytime that you are thermal styling be sure to use a thermal guard to help protect the hair from damage.

Wrap it Up

Before going to bed or even just relaxing around the house wrap your hair, or put it in two large braids. This helps it to keep its shape and stay tangle free, keeps the natural shine, and keeps the hair smooth.

Never Go to Bed with Wet Extensions

They need to be 100% dry. Going to bed with wet extensions makes it easy for the hair to tangle.

No Excessive Brushing

Excessive brushing is damaging as well. Try to brush only as needed. Brushing the extensions puts a lot of stress on the hair and can cause split ends.

If you can follow these tips you can keep those extensions looking great!