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Get the Look: 2 Easy Date Night Hair Styles

Let’s be honest, finding the perfect hair style for date night (or GNO!)—one that’s just the right balance between chic and casual—isn’t always easy. The ideal style should not only be cute, but also quick—something you can achieve between the office and your 7:00 dinner rez.

These two style ideas for a night on the town are just that. Simple and elegant, each only require one accessory to pull off, and you can master them both in five minutes. Here’s how!

1. Curl your hair with the Beachwaver S1, securing the clamp near the ends of your hair for polished, glam waves.

2. On one side of your head, take two one-inch sections, and twist them both away from your face, then cross the section farthest from your face over the front section. Add hair from the top of your head to one of the strands. Twist, and cross the sections. Continue until you reach the ends, then clip out of the way. 

3. Repeat on the other side, then secure both rope braids together in the back with a clear elastic.

4. Finish by adding a Beachwaver® Velvet Barrette Bow! 

 

 

1. Curl your hair with the Beachwaver S1, securing the clamp near the ends of your hair for polished, glam waves.

2. Section out two diagonal pieces of hair on each side. 

3. Bring the pieces together into a ponytail, and secure with a clear elastic.  

4. Grab your Half Up

5. Secure the Half Up near the ends of the pony. 

6. Roll the Half Up forward, toward your crown. 

7. Pinch the ends together, and roll downward. 

8. Arrange hair around Half Up to conceal. 


 

How To: Wrap Up Bun

The Wrap Up Bun is super simple to use, and creates a beautiful, elegant bun. If you'd like a cleaner, tighter bun, first put your hair in a ponytail. Then, open the Wrap Up and insert your hair through the hole. Pinch the hole closed and slide the Wrap Up closer to the ends of your hair. Once it has almost reached the end, begin to roll the Wrap Up closer to your ponytail until you get to the top. Once you get there, wrap the Wrap Up around in order to form the shape of a bun. Pull the ends of the Wrap Up together and pull your hair around it to create a flawless bun. Similarly, there is a Half Up which can be used to create a bun for half of your hair, as pictured. It is used in the exact same way, and also creates an adorable bun.


 
 

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 cross that strand over to the section on the right. Then pull a skinny strand from the right section and cross that strand back over to the left section.
Step 3: Repeat, pulling strands from opposite sides, until your fishtail reaches the ends of your hair. Hold braid in place with a bobby pin while you braid the other side.
Step 4: Recreate the braid on the left side of your head with another small portion of hair.
Step 5: After both braids are completed, merge the two and finish with a regular three strand braid.

 


 
 

Batia tries the half up

This week I tried the Half Up and I was so impressed with how well it worked! I tried it out on my friend Batia because she has very thin hair, which is perfect for the Half Up. Since it’s a smaller version of the Wrap up, you simply take the top layer of your hair and put it through. Then you start from the bottom and roll it up until you are at the top of your head and curve the ends of the Half Up inward. It’s so easy to do and the Half Up is very small, making it incredibly easy to just put in your purse and use whenever you want!

The Half Up made it so easy for Batia to get ready for her day. All she had to do to complete her look was curl the bottom layer of her hair and then put the top layer into the Half Up. The Half Up comes in three different colors, which is great because that means it’ll never clash with your hair color or show whatsoever! All that anyone else can see is a cute, petite bun and a stylish look.

The Half Up made it easy for Batia to look put together and stylish as she began her day. Also, since it’s small and easy to use, she had no problem using it and still getting to class in the morning on time. With only a few simple steps, she used it and had a great, classic hairstyle in no time.

My friends and I simply loved the Half Up because it gives you the ability to have a classic bun and have part of your hair down, straight or curly. It truly gives you the best of both worlds!

Xo,

Lauren


 
 

Brianna, Danette and the Half Up

This month is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and I am proud to say my cousin Danette has that extra chromosome.

My cousin Danette and her family are visiting Southern California from Colorado. Whenever they come to visit we catch up over makeovers, movies and just plain laughing. Danette is turning 21 this year and my family is planning a country themed party for her. Her favorite country artist is Reba!

Danette is the type of person who does not like to spend a lot of time on one hairstyle (we’re related) so I showed her my new Half Up. The Half Up is perfect for Danette because she has very thin hair and it fit perfectly. After playing around with it, she liked her hair in a low side bun. We used the Half Up to do the cute low side bun, with a few strands framing her face. I showed her how to wrap her hair in the half up, and then twist it up to create that perfect side bun.

I think this hairstyle will look great for her birthday party and it will stay in place when she is line dancing to her favorite country songs!

A makeover would not be complete without makeup. Danette let me put a little lip gloss and eye shadow on her and then we snapped some fun photos. Danette loved her new hairstyle and loved posing for me and my camera.

My cousin Danette is someone close to my heart and my entire family is so proud of her. Danette and her sister Korie are like the younger sister’s I never had. Her passion, her dance moves, and her hugs are what make her Danette and I am glad there is a whole month to celebrate her and everyone with Down syndrome.

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