DATE NIGHT HAIR

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‘Tis the season for holiday parties and date nights!  Throw this hairstyle into your rotation for instant foxiness.  All you need is a curling iron, some bobby pins, hair spray, and a comb.  If you’re headed after work and don’t have time to go home, just switch your part for added volume and scrunch in some texturizing spray.  Easy-peasy.

Curling

1. Wrap sections of hair around the curling iron and switch directions for a more natural look.

Shaking

2. Rake your fingers through the curls to break them up.

Hairspray

3. Mist hair spray for added hold.

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4. You can use a comb to make a side part, or use your fingers for a rougher look.  Take the section of hair by your temple and french braid down, behind your ear.  Secure by criss-crossing bobby pins, hiding them under a section of hair.

Finished

5. Voila!  Date-worthy tousled waves, with a peek-a-boo side braid.

 

TEXTURE PLAY

There’s a (fairly) new bad bitch in town and her name is “texture spray”. It’s not quite a dry shampoo or a beach spray, but something in-between.  Dry texturizing sprays have been on the market for a while (Oribe’s has been a staple in my bathroom for a couple years now), but they’re now popping up everywhere from salons to drug stores. Every company seems to want to get in on the amazing action, which I’m pretty happy about.

If you want volume, texture, and hold all-in-one (without compromising a blowout with wet sprays), then this is your jam.  It’s perfect for that slightly lived-in, voluminously tousled hair, which is pretty much what every woman strives for on a daily basis.  Up your hair game by getting one or two of these bad gals.
Texture SprayFrom Left to Right:
Oscar Blandi Texture & Volume Spray
Living Proof Instant Texture Mist
Umberto Dry Texture Spray
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Shu Uemura Texture Wave
Blow Pro Textstyle Dry Texture Spray

BERRY LIPS

 

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This fall, I’m really digging a berry lip. Paired with a simple eye (think tons of mascara and skip the eyeliner, like the photo above from Rebecca Minkoff’s fall 2014 runway), this bold but pretty makeup look is effortless and can transform an otherwise basic makeup day into something stunning.
Berry_LipsLeft to Right:
Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in ‘Black Tie’
Marc Jacobs Beauty Kiss Pop Lip Color Stick in ‘Berry Sangria’
Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in ‘Crush’
MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in ‘Lush Life’
Kevin Aucoin Expert Lip Color in ‘Roserin’
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in ‘Palais Royal’