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Get the Look: Fishtail Half Up

Add a spin on the classic half up hairstyle with Fishtail braided strands, and beachwaves - simple, classy, yet unique. 
Before the braiding begins, grab your Beachwaver Pro to add those beachywaves.
Half Up Crown Braid:
Step 1: Grab a small portion of hair on the right side of your head and separate into two equal sections. 
Step 2: Pull a skinny strand from the left section, and...


Get the Look: Fishtail Braid Bun

Fishtail braids are the perfect way to spruce up your everyday hairstyle. Don't let the intricate look intimidate you from trying it out for yourself! 

Classic fishtail braid:

1: Prep damp hair with a flexible mousse, like Aussie Sprunch and Leave-In Conditioner. Gather all your hair over to one side of your head, and separate your hair into two equal sections on that side.

2: Pull a skinny strand from the left section, and cross...


Beachwaves and Bunnies

One of my best friends, Diana, has the most beautiful hair. Long, thick and shiny; her hair looks amazing in every style. However, as a typical college student she’s always pressed for time and it’s hard for her to find ways to style so much hair without it being painfully time consuming.

This last weekend the two of us decided to take a trip a few minutes out of State College to a local petting zoo! Before leaving, Diana was just gonna throw her hair up into a ponytail because she didn’t have the patience to straighten or curl it herself. I...


POPSUGAR: #100HairDays

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...



The best part of a sugar skull look, is that you can play around with what kind of colors you want to incorporate. We decided to use big purple flowers, a sequined mesh black flower and two Wrap Ups. Here what we did:

Step 1: Section your hair in half horizontally and create two side ponytails.

Step 2: Create a bun using the Wrap Up on the bottom ponytail.

Step 3 & Step 4: Create a bun using the Wrap Up on the top ponytail. 

Step 5: Add in the flowers in between both buns and all the...


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. 

What You Need: