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Love this article by  on Popsugar to cover my 100 hairdays challenge! See the full article:



100 Days of Beach Waves, Braids, and Rainbow Hair

You know the drill: your alarm goes off, you snooze, finally get out of bed, shower, and then head to your vanity where you think, "What the heck am I going to do with my hair today?" Wearing the same style over and over again (I know I rely on the low ponytail way too much) can...


Get the look: 1960's

In the 1960s, hair was high and eye makeup was dramatic. Women were dressing in psychedelic prints and mismatched patterns. The popular hairstyle was the beehive, which was created in 1960 by Chicago stylist Margaret Vinci Heldt. Editors at Modern Beauty Salon asked her to create a brand new hairstyle that would wow the beauty world. Inspired by a velvet fez that she owned, she created the beehive. I love this era and I had a blast recreating this iconic hairstyle!

How the Look was Achieved:

Step 1:The hair was...


Get the Look: 1950s

Who doesn't like the classic Marilyn Monroe look!? It's one of my favorites!
What You Need: Step 1: Create a deep side part.
Step 2: Take a 1” section from top of hair, bang area, and curl under with the Beachwaver Pro.
Step 3: Roll up curl and pin to head with hair clip. Repeat this step.
Step 4: Work...


Get the Look: 1940's

One of my favorite hairstyles, is the double reverse roll of the 1940s. I love that I can use both the Beachwaver Pro and Wrap Up to easily create it! Hair in the 1940s was always perfectly styled and voluminous. In this decade, women had very complicated hairstyles to make up for the fabric rationing that impacted dresses.

What you need:

  • The Beachwaver Pro
  • All Purpose Clips
  • Bobby pins
  • Two Wrap Ups or Half Ups
  • Flexible Hold Hairspray, like Aussie's Spruch Spray

Step 1: Use the Read more


get the look: 1930's

I love this 1930's look I did for my #100HairDays challenge! I love how the 1920's look became softer in the 1930's. Women rebelled in the 1920s by cutting their hair really short but in the 1930's they started to bring feminine hair back. Many of the 1930's hairstyles that became popular were introduced by movie stars such as Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo. While finger waves were still incorporated into the popular 1930's hairstyle, the waves more lush and not slicked onto the head. 

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Get the Look: 1920's

I've been posting different hairstyles from the decades as part of my #100HairDays challenge. The roaring 1920’s was all about high drama and glamour.  I want to share how I got this look!

The bob was created in the 1920's and finger waves were added to the hairstyle to soften the look. Finger waves are the shaping or molding of the hair while wet into "s"-shaped curved undulations with the fingers and comb. Women cut their locks into a bob to have more of a boyish look, which went against the long, full hair associated with femininity...