Your Iron Can Do More Than Just Straighten

Flat Iron Styling Tricks

My flat iron won my personal VIP beauty award the day I first used it. In just minutes, it took my thick, wavy, sometimes uncontrollable hair under its wing and transformed it into the smooth, silky, straight hair of my dreams. And for years, I used it solely for that purpose—to combat my hair’s natural texture and give it a sleeker appearance.

 

But did you know that flat irons are capable of doing so much more? At the time, I didn’t, and now that I do I regret wasting so much valuable flat iron time using it only to achieve one style! Here are several fun, chic styles you can achieve using your flat iron.

 

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Get Cool, Beachy Waves

 Who knew? It turns out a flat iron can give you those beachy waves all of us covet throughout summer. The easiest way to achieve the look is to begin by braiding your hair. My preference is to create three or four braids, but this is dependent on your hair’s volume. (Even one braid works if your hair is on the fine side.) Follow by running your flat iron over each braid, slowly working down and applying gentle pressure. When you’re done, undo each braid and run your fingers through your hair for an effortless, tousled look. Finish with a spritz of TIGI Session Series Salt Spray ($13.99) to increase the textured finish and combat humidity.

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Curl Your Hair

You can also use your flat iron just like a traditional curling iron—and in many cases, you might even achieve a more natural looking curl with your flat iron. To get a tight coil with heavy bounce, grip your hair between the iron’s plates just as you would if you were straightening. As you slide the iron down, slowly twist the iron in your hand so that your hair wraps around the barrel of the iron. It should wrap in a complete rotation. Hold this for a moment before gently releasing the hair. It should fall into a bold curl. If you want to loosen the curls up, run a comb or your fingers through your hair and shake it out. For great results, try FHI HEAT Eps Black Diamond Digital Hair Iron ($168.89). Its one-inch size makes it easy to achieve many different looks.

 

flat-iron-s-waveCreate a Vintage “S” Wave

Ever wish you could emulate the glamorous look of your favorite old-world screen stars? I do, too—and if only it was as easy as waking up in the morning and being as naturally elegant as Hollywood’s most classic sirens. But a flat iron can do at least a portion of the job just as well. The vintage “S” wave is one you’ll recognize immediately. It’s associated with the Roaring Twenties, a look that’s just so iconic you can’t help but appreciate its beauty. The easiest way to get the look is to push a section of hair into an “S” shape (best achieved by pushing it upward), clamping down on this section with your flat iron, and holding to set the wave. Then repeat, working your way down until your entire mane is complete. Hold the waves with a setting product, like Big Sexy Hair Spritz & Stay Intense Hold Fast Drying Hair Spray ($14.99).

 

 

Get the Look: How to Achieve Sexy Tousled Hair

Do you ever stop in your tracks when you see a woman with an absolutely glorious mane? I know I do—especially when that hair is casually tousled to perfection. It’s that look that’s so undone and so unfussy that somehow it just seems like the style to have. Do you have what it takes to pull off that chic, beachy hair? Of course! Here’s how to make that tousled look yours, with a few products from TheBeautyPlace.com.

 

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Start with clean, dry hair. Second-day hair can be easier to style, but if you’re doing that be sure to apply some TIGI Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo ($8.99). Just massage it into your roots to soak up excess oil and buildup.

 

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Now it’s time to get started on your glamorous beach style. Apply a spray specifically formulated to give your hair that telltale texture, such as Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray ($14.95). It contains sea salt, which lends your hair that lively look. Simply spritz it on all over and scrunch gently with your fingers. If your hair needs a little extra boost, apply it to your roots and lift your hair slightly to increase volume. (Bonus: You can use this directly on wet hair, too; just spray on and let it air dry!)

 

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Next, bring those waves to life with TIGI Foxy Curls Contour Crème ($11.99). This highly effective emollient does several things at once: it reduces frizz, smoothes wayward strands, resists humidity, and holds your waves in place.

To create beach waves with this product, rub a nickel-sized amount in between your hands. Separate your hair into sections, roping them off piece by piece into tight coils simply by twisting with your hands. While these coils press against your head, use your coated hand to scrunch them firmly. Then release.

And that’s it—no need to finish with hair spray or other styling products, or you risk losing that lovely texture and playful wave that makes this look such a summertime standout. You can find all of the products you need, plus more summer beach finds, at TheBeautyPlace.com.

Tutorial Tuesday – Quick Updo

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Have an event or holiday party coming up? Do you already have the perfect outfit? Is your hairstyle still up in the air?

Then try this quick updo that looks fun and elegant at the same time! In just a few easy steps you’ll be ready to strut your stuff with a hairstyle that looks like it took hours to perfect.

  • Pin back your bangs, or the front section of your hair and add a little volume for some oomph.
  • Take a section from each side of your hairline and bring together into a twist at the back of your head.
  • Twist the section around your finger and pin into a small bun. Pin and hold your  hair in place with bobby pins.
  • Repeat steps 2 & 3 until all your hair is twisted and pinned into a line down the back of your head.
  • Shown are five small buns but you can adjust this to suit your hair thickness and length.

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Tutorial Tuesday – Use a Curling Wand

The use of curling wands can be tricky. Depending where you hold it, vertical or horizontal position or how tightly you wrap your hair around the barrel and so on can change the look and feel of your curls at the end. To end this battle with yourself, follow our tutorial to get easy curls perfect for any occasion!

You will need:

 

  1. Before you begin curling, make sure your hair is clean and dry.
  2. Prepare your hair by gently detangling it with a paddle brush or wide tooth comb.
  3. Horizontally part your hair starting at the temple and clip it out of place.
  4. Start with a vertical section of hair around an inch thick (the smaller the section the more curls you’ll have).
  5. Start wrapping your hair at the base of the barrel, and keeping a firm grip on your hair, wrap the entire section around the barrel without overlapping.
  6. Hold the tip of the section tightly around the barrel for a few seconds and release. The longer you keep your hair on the barrel the more defined your curls will be.

P.S. When you’re done with your whole head, don’t forget to run your fingers through your hair! This will give your curls a more natural look.

Spritz a shine mist to leave your hair smooth frizz-free.

Stay beautiful!

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Quick Beauty Tip – Homemade Treatments for Damaged Hair

treatments-for-damaged-hairI’m obviously obsessed with beauty products and I’m not ashamed to say it – but I am also a fitness buff and fully understand and recognize the power of the natural ingredients we all have access to. So many of the delicious & nutritious things we include in our diet can also be used to make us more beautiful too! Here are a few of my favorite hair masks using all natural ingredients you can get at any grocery store!

1. Banana & Avocado: YES we are obsessed with avocados! Mash a ripe avocado and ripe banana and mix well. Apply an even layer to clean, dry hair and let sit for at least 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and condition as usual. Your locks will be moist & shiny when you’re done! Plus, this mixture smells delicious!

2. Honey & Olive Oil: Sounds like the beginning of a salad dressing recipe – but this combo does wonders for your tresses! Combine equal parts of the two and apply from roots to tips. Secure hair in a shower cap and let it sit for 45 minutes. Shampoo lightly and condition normally afterwards. Your hair will be silky & shiny when you’re done!

3. Thyme Treatment: If you suffer from dandruff, try this – boil 8 sprigs of fresh thyme in 2 cups of water. Once rapidly boiling remove from heat and let cool. Strain and massage the leaves into your scalp. Rinse and repeat with leftover mixture in a couple days. This is a natural way to fight flakes!

Tutorial Tuesday – How To Curl Your Hair With A Flat Iron

Everyone is always asking us how to use your flat iron to create loose, large waves in their hair. Today, we reveal the secret. As shown here, start to rotate your wrist toward the bottom of the piece of hair you are working on. For a tighter curl, start closer to the scalp. If your hair usually holds a curl, you’re ready to go. If it has the tendency to drop when you leave the house, put a mist of light hairspray before you bounce. No pun intended! TT-CurlwithIron

Flash Beauty Sale 1PM – 3PM EST – TIGI Styling Products and Makeup!

Give your hairstyle high gloss with TIGI Bed Head Headrush Shine Mist. Bold eyeliner never goes out of style and always adds a refreshing pop of color to any ensemble. Our favorite is the TIGI Cosmetics Perfect Eyeliner in Peacock. It is a cool blue that complements green and blue eyes perfectly! When paired with brown eyes, it makes them look more golden and any green flecks in them will really stand out. Made up of over 70% moisturizing ingredients, it requires very little pressure to apply the eyeliner and with its built-in smudgy it doubles as an eyeshadow!

When you want to impress, your hairstyle is still your best budget-friendly accessory! Give your smooth and sleek hairstyle high gloss with a finishing spray like TIGI Bed Head Headrush Shine Mist. Its super-fine mist is lightweight and won’t weigh your hairstyle down. Highlights and hair color will look more vibrant and rich. This super shine spray is perfect for curly hair! Those beautiful round curls will look like they have more bounce.

Get a salon blowout by using the TIGI Bed Head After-Party Smoothing Cream. A dime-size amount applied on towel-dried hair will keep your hair looking sleek and smooth for days! Apply from the middle of the hair strand down to the ends to tame frizz. After you blow dry your hair in sections, dab a tiny bit on finger tips and apply around your hairline to smooth flyaways for the entire day.

The BioSilk Silk Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner Set Flash Beauty Sale!

BioSilk SIlk Therapy Set Shampoo and Conditioner

BioSilk SIlk Therapy Set Shampoo and Conditioner

Achieving frizz-free and smooth hair should not take hours of salon hair treatments or hair straightening. It can be as easy as washing and conditioning hair.

Today’s flash beauty sale features BioSilk Silk Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner Set for $10.99! The Silk Therapy Shampoo and Silk Therapy Conditioner are infused with silk proteins to seal hair cuticles making frizz and “poof” a thing of the past!

What we really like about this silk-infused duo is the manageability of thick, curly hair after using it! After washing, detangling curly hair can be a chore, but with the Silk Therapy Conditioner curly hair is soft and defined and brushing it gets really easy. An added bonus – it leaves hair with the most luxurious scent!

This flash beauty sale goes on today 12/19/2012 between 1 PM – 3 PM EST for $10.99! Make next year, the best hair year you’ve had in your life!

Day #11 of Our 12 Days of Beauty Deals at TheBeautyPlace.com

Macadamia Natural Oil Luxe Travel Set at TheBeautyPlace.com

Macadamia Natural Oil Luxe Travel Set

Need help choosing a Christmas gift for the girls at the office? Traveling to see friends and family this holiday? Today’s beauty deal is the Macadamia Luxe Travel Set and it drops from $30 to $18.26! Just what you need for healthy, soft, and nourished hair, this set cleanses, conditions, and styles curly hair or straight hair gorgeous!

Includes:
Macadamia Natural Oil’s finest hair care products with Macadamia and Argan oils

  • Rejuvenating Shampoo – Moisturizes while cleansing, protecting dry, damaged, or color-treated hair.
  • Moisturizing Rinse – Creamy conditioner nourishes hair and repair split ends.
  • Healing Oil Treatment – Protects hair from heat damage when blow drying or straightening with a styling tool.
  • Deep Repair Masque – Deep conditioning hair masque treats hair making it smooth, frizz-free and helps color last longer.
  • Nourishing Leave-In Cream – Detangles and nourishes hair long after you’ve washed and conditioned.
  • Healing Oil Infused Comb – Wide-tooth comb helps manage and detangle hair gently preventing breakage and split ends.
  • Travel Bag

6th Day of 12 Days of Exclusive Beauty Deals at TheBeautyPlace.com!

Bio Silk Silk Therapy Set at TheBeautyPlace.com

Bio Silk Silk Therapy Set

Today the Bio Silk Silk Therapy Set is on sale! It includes the Bio Silk Silk Therapy Shampoo, Conditioner, and Silk Therapy Hair Treatment, a $67.60 value at $27.99!

BioSilk Silk Therapy is known for creating the perfect environment for healthy hair. It is silk-infused to gently nourish and moisturize all types of hair. It leaves hair silky smooth after one wash. It also strengthens and revitalizes dry, damaged hair.

The original hair serum for creating the softest and glossy-looking hair, Bio Silk Silk Therapy is included. If you regularly straighten hair or curl hair with any heated styling tool, the Bio Silk Silk Therapy hair treatment will prevent your strands from damage all the while making your hairstyle look as if you just came from the salon!

What are you waiting for? This 3 piece set will not be around for long! Give it as a gift for friends or family with really thick, curly or unmanageable hair. They will love this set!

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