Tutorial Tuesday: Lauren Conrad’s Side Braid

The former Laguna Beach star and current fashion designer, blogger and author Lauren Conrad continues to make waves in the beauty and fashion world.

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Her side braid is almost as famous as she is! Date night, shopping or coffee run, this ‘do’ is great for you!

You will need:

  • Hair elastic
  • Brush/Comb
  • Hairspray/Shine Mist

PREP: Decide on a part. This braid looks great with a deep side part but a center part works just as well. Comb/brush your hair after parting it to make sure it is tangle free.

STEP 1: Section off the front of your hair and separate it into three parts.

STEP 2: Braid backwards. This will be a lace braid, where you only add in hair from one side. As shown in the diagram, Bobby (from bobblyglam.com) adds hair to the section of hair farthest from the face.

STEP 3: Begin lowering the braid so that you create a curved shape.  When you curve it downward, you will continue with a three strand braid. Don’t add in anymore hair. Secure the ends with a hair elastic.

STEP 4: Comb through the rest of your hair and lightly mist a hairspray.

P.S. Before adding hairspray to your hair, feel free to use a curler to create easy curls in your hair after finishing the braid!

Stay beautiful!

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Tutorial Tuesday – Boho Updo

Blake Lively, Nicole Richie, Cara Delevingne and many more celebrities rock the boho look in both wardrobe and hair.

Today’s tutorial tuesday will feature a boho hair updo that is quick and easy! All that is required is your headband and teasing brush.

TT-Boho-UpdoSTEP 1:  Use your teasing brush to gently tease the hair at the back of your head.

STEP 2: Put on the headband. It should look like a crown on your head.

STEP 3: Grab a small section of your hair near the front of your face and fold it over the headband. Pull it back through underneath the headband. Keep doing this to the same section until you get to the end of your hair strands. (You can add a bobby pin to secure your hair.)

STEP 4:  Repeat for all hair sections and make sure the sections are tucked in neatly around your headband.

All done!

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Stay beautiful!

P.S. If your hair needs texture or product to be more manageable, use a light pomade that you can work through your hair. Feel free to add some curls to your hair before hand for added volume.

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Tutorial Tuesday – Cara Delevingne’s Braided Undercut

Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Aniston and Cara Delevingne – what do they all have in common? The braided undercut.

The undercut is a look that was very popular where hair on the side of your head is shaved off.

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Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Cassie and many more went bold with the real undercut but for those more attached to their hair than others – the braided undercut is great for an alternative look.

Whether you’re going for a punk look, like Cara did in the 2013 MET Ball, this hairstyle is great for all outings. Beach day, date night, girls night out – you name it and you can use it.

We searched high and low for the best technique to recreate this hairstyle!

You will need:

  • Hair Spray
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hair Elastic
  • Hair Texturizer/Styling Pomade

Instructions:

Step 1: Use the arch of your eyebrow as a guide. You want to create a deep side part that aligns with your arch..

Step 2: Lightly spritz the side of your hair with the most hair with a water mist or texturizer. You can put it in a bun to help create waves and to keep it from interfering with your braid.

Step 3: The side with less hair is where the braided undercut will go. This section will have the braid begin from the temple to the crown and then straight down behind your ear. Apply a small amount of a styling pomade or paste to give it texture. This will allow your hair to be easier to work with.

Step 4: Make a horizontal french braid. Once you reach your ear, start angling it down. You want it to curve as in Cara Delevingne’s braid.

Step 5: When you reach the nape of your neck, tie the braided section with a hair elastic. For added security, use a bobby pin by sliding it in through the elastic and into your hair.

Step 6: Finish with a hair spray over the braided section. Let loose your bun, add a small amount of hair spray and scrunch with your hands.

P.S. Try to keep the braided undercut area smooth for  an even closer resemblance to a real undercut! It will add more edge to your look!

Rough texture makes this look versatile for anything so don’t fret if the side with the waves looks like you woke up from a nap.

Trying it out? Tag @thebeautyplace in your pictures!

Stay beautiful!

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Tutorial Tuesday – DIY Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin  C is one of the most well-known vitamins available on the market today.

Known already for is immune boosting properties and potency in delicious fruits, vitamin c is a water-soluble vitamin that is crucial for growth and development.

Because this vitamin is an antioxidant, it helps block damage done by free radicals created when your body breaks down food or if you are exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation. In doing so, it helps work against the aging process as free radical buildup affects the aging process.

In fact, for anti-aging skin care, brands have formulated vitamin c serums to use in conjunction with your cleanser, toner, moisturizer, etc. These serums promote collagen production while reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Today, you will learn how to receive the benefits of these brand-name serums by doing it yourself!

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You will need:

  • 1 TSP of Vitamin C Powder (L-Ascorbic Acid)
  • 1 TSP of Distilled Water
  • 1 TSP of Vegetable Glycerin
  • Small, resealable container

Instructions:

Step 1: In the small container or in a small bowl, mix the vitamin c powder with the distilled water. Make sure the vitamin c powder completely dissolves to avoid a grainy serum.

Step 2: Add the vegetable glycerin. Vegetable glycerin will provide the base necessary to leave your skin soft and a natural glow.

Step 3: Apply on face, neck and décolleté.

This serum provides enough for a week supply. This timeline will allow you to reap the most benefits and it is safe for daily use. You can switch it to a bottle with a serum dropper for easier application.

Start seeing results and stay beautiful!

Examples of Vitamin C Serums Available:

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Tutorial Tuesday – DIY Hair Detox Mask

When we hear the word detox we think of body cleansing. We think of cleaning the blood in your body, of removing impurities, of a 3 day detox or a 7 day detox. Nonetheless, the trend and usage of detox methods is ever-growing and has tapped into the hair care market.

Different activities in your daily life can impact the health of your hair. Mineral impurities can affect the hair’s protein structure leading to significant hair damage and even UV rays make the list for causes of hair damage. With different hair products, hair treatments and hair care systems there has to be a way to stop this cycle of hair damage.

This quick tutorial on a DIY hair detox treatment requires bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar and aloe vera gel. There are many recipes available but they all use bentonite clay because of its ability to draw out toxins and excess oils from your hair and scalp. It has also been used for skin detox treatments.

You will need:

  • Bentonite Clay Powder
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Bowl
  • Shower CapTT-hair-detox

Step 1: Begin by mixing ½ cup of bentonite clay, ½ cup of aloe vera gel and ¼ of apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Make sure to mix it really well.

Step 2: Work the mixture into your hair. Put on a shower cap and wait 20-30 minutes but make sure that the mask does not dry on your hair.

Step 3: Rinse with the remaining 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and let it sit for 1 – 3 minutes.

Step 4: Shampoo and you’re done!

P.S. It is suggested to finish with a shine boost rinse. There are many natural recipes available. Want to suggest some? Comment on our Facebook page or tweet us with your suggestion!

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Tutorial Tuesday – DIY Green Tea Facial Steam

When we think of spas we think of relaxation and feel-good vibes. When we think of facials, we think of healthy-looking and glowing skin. That is exactly what this easy green tea facial steam will do!

Remember our tea bag beauty cures post? Here’s another one to add to the list.

You will need:

  • Cooking pot
  • Water
  • Green Tea Leaves or green tea bags
  • Essential oils
  • Hair ties and/or headbands
  • Towel
  • TonerDIY-green-tea-steam

Step 1: Clean canvas. Make sure to clean your face. This way the steam will effectively open your pores.

Step 2: Boil. Bring about 4 cups of water to a boil and add the green tea bags or green tea leaves and let it steep until the water is the tea’s green-yellow color.

Step 3: Oil up. Remove the cooking pot/saucepan and add ONLY 3-4 drops of your favorite essential oil.

Step 4: Pony up. Use the hair ties to put your hair in a ponytail or bun and the headband if you have bangs. You want to have your hair away from your face.

Step 5: Build a fort. For the steam to have the full effect, lean over the saucepan or pot and put a towel over your head. If the steam is too hot, let some steam out and then proceed. Let them steam open your pores for five or ten minutes.

Step 6: Tone. After the five or ten minutes, rinse your face with cool water. PAT dry and apply a toner.

The green tea’s antioxidants will help you obtain a healthy and dewy glow and the essential oils will help you relax.

As with all facials, homemade or not, try this as little as once or twice a week.

Stay beautiful!

P.S. Want to avoid some heat?  Try Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask. It takes only five minutes of your time to achieve glowing skin and to detox!

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Tutorial Tuesday – DIY Bronzer

In the springtime, we could all go for the sun-kissed look.  Now, even though we still have 6 weeks of winter left, there is no reason why you can’t enjoy the benefits of bronzing powder. Inspired by fellow do-it-yourselfers we have included the directions for a great smelling DIY bronzer!

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  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cornstarch

Materials used:

  • Small bowl
  • Spoon
  • Stirring utensil (or stay with the spoon)
  • Empty, sealable container

Step 1: Mix the ingredients together. We suggest to play with the different amounts of each ingredient to reach a desired color.

Hint: cocoa powder will darken the bronzer while cinnamon will provide more of a glow

Step 2: Fill your empty resealable container with your delicious bronzer. The best thing – this natural DIY doesn’t have an expiration date!

Looking for a less edible bronzer? Try Glo Mineral Bronze Duo in Sunkiss.

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Tutorial Tuesday- How To Apply Fake Lashes

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Whether you want a natural look or dramatic, the steps are the same to apply fake lashes. Be bold and try this tutorial!

  1. Remove the lashes from their box (pull from the middle) & measure them against your eye. You want them a bit shorter than the width of your eye. Trim the excess!
  2. Run a thin line of glue along the lash band & wait.
  3. Press false lash carefully along your natural lash line. Be careful not to leave one side sticking out or going into the inner corner of your eye.
  4. Repeat for the other eye and apply mascara to blend the natural and fake lashes so that they look fuller. If it feels awkward, peel away the dried glue & start over!

P.S. It shouldn’t hurt or itch.

NOW YOU’RE READY TO BAT THOSE LASHES!

Tutorial Tuesday – Messy Fishtail Braid Bun

Braids are a great way to get different hair bun styles. Today’s braided bun style is great for special occasions whether it be a wedding, family party or even a fancy date night.

You want your hair to have volume and texture. Try using a small amount of styling product like the Sexy Healthy Soy Paste to help you style and texturize.

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1. Add quick curls to your hair. You can use a curling wand or a straightening iron to make strands curly/wavy for the needed texture.

2. This particular bun is done by doing a fishtail braid to the side but you can also do the braid so that the bun will be in the middle.

3. Use a hair tie to keep the braid put. Begin teasing the braid by pulling on it lightly to make it loose and wide.

4. Twist it into a bun.

5. Use bobby pins to maintain it in place and voila!

Stay beautiful!

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