Archive for the ‘Hair’ Category

5 Minute Hair : Milkmaid Braids

Hello Lovelies! Lauren here again from Vandi Fair. Whether you’re in school or not, there’s something about fall that just makes life busier. Between the shorter days, less vacations and preparing for the holidays, life just seems to speed up, so your beauty routine has to keep with the pace. Just in time for these busier days, I’ve put together three quick and easy hairstyles using fabulous, affordable products I found at Sally Beauty. Here’s my last style – Milkmaid Braids:

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MILKMAID BRAIDS
This is my all-time favorite braid hairstyle, mainly because it’s so easy to do. This is such a fun look for any occasion and requires just a few steps.

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1. Leave your natural part in your hair and divide your hair evenly at the nape of your head. Braid each side in a low braid.

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2. Tie each end with a clear DCNL Gummi elastic rubberband, so you have pigtails.

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3. Drape your first braid across your head, securing with a MetaGrip Premium Bobby Pin or two.

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4. Drape the second braid over the first, securing with a MetaGrip Premium Bobby Pin or two under the first, so it’s hidden. Voila! You’ve mastered a fun, adorable braided up do.

Hair Spray 101

Staring at a wall of hair spray cans can be a little overwhelming. Finishing, working, strong hold — what does it all mean? Don’t worry! We’re here to help.

Check out our guide below to find the perfect product pick for your unique hair care needs.

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Working
A working spray has a very light hold that can provide a bit of texture, help add grip to build a foundation for your style, and fight frizz. The finish will be soft and touchable. Use this type for taming flyaways, or by misting on strands before heat styling to help with slippage.
Our pick: Zotos Professional 180PRO Frizz Resister 

Styling
A styling spray features a light to medium hold, and adds things like texture and volume to your style. The varieties and combinations are endless. Something that gives me tousled waves and absorbs oil at the same time? Yes please!
Our pick: BTZ Vamped Up 

Finishing
Finishing sprays are usually what’s pictured when you think of hair spray. They are used to set the final style, and range from medium to strong hold. Use this type for style that lasts, sleek looks and updos.
Our pick: Sebastian Professional Shaper Plus

Aerosol
Most hair sprays fall into the aerosol category. They’re the most popular because they provide a nice, buildable mist that distributes the product evenly.
Our pick: Ion Keratin Flex Finish Spray

Non-aerosol
Non-aerosol sprays are great for curly styles that need hold and definition. Don’t spray too closely to your head to avoid the dreaded “crunch.”
Our pick: Ion Alcohol-Free Hair Spray

Tips & Tricks
Make sure you’re not spraying too close or from too far away. A good rule of thumb is to apply the product from a can’s length away. So if your hair spray can is 12″ long, hold the nozzle 12″ away from your head.

Spritz a bit of hair spray on your hands, and then smooth over the top layer of hair to prevent flyaways without adding too much product to the mix.

Never spray your hair when it’s wrapped up in a curling iron or flat iron. Sizzle is a big no no when it comes to your hair!

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If your hair spray purchase doesn’t give you the beautiful results you hoped for, bring it back and we’ll happily help you find a better solution – or refund your money with our Love It or Return It money-back guarantee.

5 Minute Hair : Loose Waves

Hello Lovelies! Lauren here again from Vandi Fair. Whether you’re in school or not, there’s something about fall that just makes life busier. Between the shorter days, less vacations and preparing for the holidays, life just seems to speed up, so your beauty routine has to keep with the pace. Just in time for these busier days, I’ve put together three quick and easy hairstyles using fabulous, affordable products I found at Sally Beauty. Here’s my second style – Loose Waves:

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LOOSE WAVES
I used to steer clear of hairstyles that require curling irons because it just seemed so time-consuming, but this hairstyle can get you those retro, easy breezy waves in 5 minutes or less. I especially love this hairstyle for a date night.

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1. Divide your hair into 4-6 sections. I have super fine hair, so 4 is plenty for me.

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2. Using the Ion Titanium Pro Curling 1 ½ inch barrel curling iron like this one I found on sale at Sally Beauty, wrap each section around the barrel and hold for 15 seconds.

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3. Run your fingers through the curls, creating a natural all-over wave.

5 Minute Hair Styles : Side Bun

Hello Lovelies! Lauren here again from Vandi Fair. Whether you’re in school or not, there’s something about fall that just makes life busier. Between the shorter days, less vacations and preparing for the holidays, life just seems to speed up, so your beauty routine has to keep with the pace. Just in time for these busier days, I’ve put together three quick and easy hairstyles using fabulous, affordable products I found at Sally Beauty. Here’s my first style, the Side Bun:

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SIDE BUN
This hairstyle has become my go-to. I currently work a 9-5 and run a blog on the side, so early mornings are dedicated to blog posts, not fussy hairstyles. This simple, easy style is perfectly polished and requires just 4 simple steps.

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1. Gather a small section at the crown of your head and spray it with a light hairspray like TRESemme Tres Two Ultra Fine Mist hairspray.

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2. Using a teaser comb like the Black Diamond Pin Teaser Comb from Sally, brush vertically several times on the piece of hair that way sprayed, and comb down to create a smooth, voluminous look.

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3. Gather your hair into a low side pony and tie with a clear DCNL Gummi elastic rubberband like these.

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4. Wrap your hair in a loop, using MetaGrip Premium Boby Pins to pin it along the way until it creates a loose knot. Voila! You’re ready for a day at the office or a night on the town.

 

Locker Worthy Essentials

It seems like there’s nothing in the world that’s more important than getting your look on fleek for the first day back to school. What about the other days? Here’s a list of locker-sized essentials to keep your face, hair and nails looking fab all year.

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FACE
Freshening up your look between classes is totally doable when you focus on the right areas. Give yourself a quick sweep of Sally Girl Mini Mascara in Jet Black for eyes that pop. Then brush on a shiny shade from the Mini Lip Gloss Wand, and beam bright as you strut from class to class.

Sally Girl Mini Mascara Jet Black – $0.99

Mini Lip Gloss Wand – $0.99

HAIR
We all have this problem—you spend too much time curling your hair only to have it fall flat within a few hours. Yep, been there, done that. Make sure you have a hair pick-me-up so your look is on point all the way through last period. In just a minute or two, the Plugged In Tourmaline Mini Curling Iron can take your hair from flat to all-that with just a few twists. Make sure you brush it out with the Sally Girl Folding Pop-Up Travel Brush for that, “I woke up like this” hair.

Plugged In Tourmaline Mini Curling Iron 1 Inch 1/2 Inch – $15.99

Sally Girl Folding Pop-Up Travel Brush – $0.99

NAILS
Handling stress and heavy books all day can wreak havoc on your nails. From chips to breaks, be prepared for any dilemma. The Beauty Secrets Mini Mani Kit includes nail clipper, scissors, tweezers and a file—it’s the perfect way to stay polished when you have a nail situation at school. In case of emergencies, keep your locker stocked with Sally Girl Mini Nail Color for any unexpected touchups.

Beauty Secrets Mini Mani Kits – $1.99

Sally Girl Mini Nail Color Chillax – $0.99