Wednesday, 28 May 2014

DIY Hair chalking tutorial

This summer, getting playful with hair colour is all the rage! From hot neon shades to delicate pastels (like we’ve written about here) everyone is onboard this trend! It is truly a great feeling experimenting with shades and trying new looks with your hair, but if you’re skeptical about hair colouring and using permanent hair colours on yourself, we just might have the perfect post for you today! While permanent colour adds a wonderful dimension to the hair, it isn’t always feasible because permanent hair colours are meant to be permanent and use products to keep them in place, an overuse of which can be damaging. If you are one to play around and experiment with different shades every other day, hair chalking is the solution for you. Today, we’ll walk you through the simple process of hair chalking and just how simply you can achieve it!

You will need:
  • ·         A spray bottle of water
  • ·         A flat hair iron
  • ·         A few shades of soft pastels that you desire

Step 1:  A pre-requisite of this tutorial is  unwashed hair on the 2nd day as, your hair at that point of time  is at the right texture.

Step 2: Brush your hair straight down your back for you to be able to get a hold of every strand of hair. Then segregate the selected strands of hair that you would like to chalk and colour. If you are trying this for the first time, try a few end strands in the sides or the bottom sections of the strands and then if required, you can add more strands later on.

Step 3: Take your selected colour of pastels and using a downward motion, gently rub it into your hair. Keep going till you reach the required state of colour that you like.

Step 4: Use the flat hair iron on a high heat setting and clamp it over the coloured potion of your strands to seal in the colour.

Step 5: If you like the turnout of the strands you have coloured, you can even add a few more to the colour and then, you are done and on your way looking colourful and summer ready!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Low rolled bun tutorial

Summer is a wonderful time, full of sunshine and ice-cream, of breezy fashion and flowing hair. But what can hinder the hair the most during this season is sweat and grime which causes the hair to become greasy and weighed down. To prevent this unfortunate situation during such a lovely holiday season, the best way to deal with your hair is by uplifting it into a updo and keep you stylish even when the temperatures are soaring.

Today, we shall be demonstrating to you a step-by-step tutorial of a chic low bun that is simple to carry out and requires barely any additional tools and products so let’s begin! Prior to carrying out the hairstyle on yourself, take a few drops of serum into your palm and rub it gently into your hair, especially the midsection of it as this is the portion that will be most visible.

Step 1: After preparing your hair, comb it to remove any knots and make the hair appear sleek. Once done, use a thin hair tie to tie your hair into a sleek ponytail firmly at the nape of your neck.

Step 2: Once your pony is tied, take the section above the hair tie which is near your scalp and divide it into two sections.  It should appear to be a hole in the top part of the ponytail.

Step 3: We then take the ponytail and on pulling it upwards, put the full ponytail in the hole between the two sections which we made in step 2 and pull it down firmly.

Step 4: At this point, the hair should appear to look like a ponytail with two twists on either side of it.

Step 5: We now take the ponytail and pull it into place in order to tighten the upper twists and keep them firm.

Step 6: We now take the ponytail section of the hairstyle at the bottom and backcomb the entire ponytail in order to add volume to the upcoming bun.

Step 7: Our final step it to take the end of the ponytail and tuck it into the elastic that has tied the ponytail together and secure the ends with bobby pins.

Step 8: The end hairstyle will look chic and sophisticated!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Hair scarves for summer

Along with the warmth of the summer season, comes the sunshine and sundresses as well. However, the singular downside of the bright holiday months is the humidity in the air. In a country like ours, the summer air is generally rife with high levels of humidity. So how does this affect us, you ask? Well, humidity levels affect us in a variety of ways and most noticed effect is the sweat that it brings along. Sweat will not only make you feel uncomfortable but lead to greasy and frizzy hair. Especially during the summer months, sweat can get quite unbearable and when it is centered on the nape, hair and facial region; there can be nothing quite as distressing. 

That’s why we turn to a variety of hair accessories to assist us in; not only keeping the hair worries away but in looking fresh all summer long. Today we’re talking about scarves. Scarves, a designed length of cloth is often used to spruce up clothing and take it up another notch but today we shall be showing you a few was to incorporate a scarf into your hairstyles.

A great way to keep the hair away from your face and nape is by using it as a hair band. Take a scarf of medium length and fold it lengthwise into a thin piece. Keeping both the ends of the scarf in either of your hands, put the loop of the band around the bottom of your hair and keep both the ends towards the top. Then tie either end of the scarf to the top of your hair and tuck the ends of the scarf in the band. Tie the rest of your hair in a high bun.

 Fold a scarf of long length into a thin, long piece and place the loop along the crown of your head with both the ends falling downwards. Then divide your hair in 3 sections as you would usually do to braid it. In both the outer sections of the hair, merge the 2 ends of the scarf. Then braid the hair as per usual till you reach the end and tie it together.



Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Trend Report: Pastel toned hair

Coachella, the hottest music and arts festival that happened last month brought to focus not just a variety of great performances, artist lineups and entertainment but another crucial aspect of the festival as well – the beauty and fashion. As we have previously covered in our Coachellainspiration post, we’ve spoken about all the latest trends that the festival brought. Along with the popular flower crown trend and tutorial we’ve covered in our previous post, the pastel hair trend also took center stage at the festival.

Pastel tones by themselves are an exceptional fit for the summer for their cool contrast with the hot summer and edgy look so when combined in the beauty and hairstyle world you can be sure they will make a mark. Particularly at Coachella this year, the trend saw a large number of festival goers and celebrities sport the pastel hair and look fantastic while doing so.

Actress Vanessa Hudgens made the most waves for her rainbow pastel streaks and dip-dyed pastel ends at the festival while many others were spotted with a pastel mane as well. 

When we speak of the pastel hair trend, a celebrity than cannot go unnoticed is the vivacious Katy Perry. Along with her hit music singles and definitive fashion, Katy Perry is popular for her ever-changing chameleon hair colour. Right from bold violet to electric blue to even slime green; Katy Perry always takes the plunge when it comes to hair colour experiments so it was so surprise when she dyed her bob cut hair in a pleasant pastel toned pink which made her hair a summer strawberry blond shade. 

Another hairstyle chameleon is actress and beauty maven, Lauren Conrad who is known for her subtle style. Her dip-dyed pink ends were an inspiration for girls all over. Apart from the famed pastel pink locks, other pastel shades like lavender, powder blue and green have also been spotted on celebrities. 

The introduction of hair chalks from L’Oreal Professional and The Body Shop have made achieving the pastel pink locks exciting and easy. Simple following of instructions mentioned in the product will help you experiment with the fun pastel toned hairstyle trend!