Hair Tips & Tutorials

Do this tonight, for better hair tomorrow

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Our relationship with our hair can be quite a tricky one. Some days it looks great, but more often than not, we find ourselves frustrated with frizz, dryness, or breakage.

Here are a few quick tips and products that will have your hair looking better in no time!

Step 1: Use a wetbrush! The Wetbrush effortlessly brushes through wet or dry hair, without any harsh pulling. When your hair is wet, it is at its most vulnerable state. The Wetbrush gently loosens knots, so it won’t cause any breakage.

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Step 2: Stop wrapping your hair in a bath towel! Instead, use a rapid dry towel. Regular bath towels rough up your cuticle which leads to frizz and breakage. The Aquis rapid dry towel absorbs water more quickly and it doesn’t cause any friction on the hair cuticle.

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Step 3: Take your vitamins! Vitamins are great at promoting strength in your hair. We love these ones from HUM Nutrition. They are packed full of all natural supplements that promote hair growth, shine, and color protection.

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Post Gym Beauty

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Looking good post gym, can be a bit of a challenge.  It gets especially tricky, if you have to be at work and only have a few minutes to get ready.  Thankfully, we've put together a few of our favorite products that will have you looking office ready in no time.

1. No time for a shower, no worries.  Instead, use a few oil blotting papers, to absorb excess oils.  The Tatcha oil blotting papers are a must have in your gym bag.  They are formulated without parabens, sulfates, and pthalates. They'll prep the skin, so your face makeup will lay evenly.

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2. The It Cosmetics CC Cream is great if you're in a rush.  This full coverage cream is infused with serums and spf. No need to worry about packing extra products in your gym bag.

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3. Add a little color back into your lips and cheeks with the Benefit Benetint Lip and Cheek Stain.  This multitasking product can easily be dapped onto your lips and cheeks for a healthy looking flush. 

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4. Lastly, give your roots a spritz with a dry shampoo. We recommend the Bumble and Bumble Pret-a Powder Dry Shampoo. This spray is formulated with pink clay to absorb any excess oils left over from your workout.  

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Kristin Ess for Target

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Target is great for many things including clothes, home décor, and even the boring stuff like toilet paper.  Did you know it could also be your greatest beauty destination?  Kristen Ess, celebrity hairdresser to the stars, recently launched her line of hair care products with Target.  If you’re not familiar with Kristin’s work, then you should be.  Her clients include Lucy Hale, Jenna Dewan Tatum, and Lauren Conrad. 

 

We have been loving the line.  The products are great for creating that cool girl texture and you can’t beat the prices.  Next time you’re in target, pick up a few of her products and see for yourself.  We included a few of our favorites below. 

 

1.     Dry Finish Working Texture Spray

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 We recommend curling your hair then spraying this throughout the roots and ends to give you     some supermodel texture.

 

 

2.     Weightless Shine Working Serum

 

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This serum is perfect for adding shine and dimension to your hair without making it look greasy.  Put it on second day hair to revive your style.

 

 

3.     Working Texture Loose Styling Powder

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This powder is perfect for updos.  Tap a little bit on your hair to give some grip to your hair.  Your styles will definitely hold up through the entire night.

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DIY Beauty - Homemade Hair Care

DIY Beauty

Homemade Hair Care

"Shampoo is one of those “necessary evils” in life. No one wants to go around with an oily mop, but the products designed to clean said mop are usually full of unhealthy ingredients that can pollute your scalp and your local ecosystem. The solution? Homemade shampoos made with natural ingredients. And before you write off the idea of homemade shampoo as the domain of hippies, rest assured that these DIY recipes really do get your hair clean and shiny, whether your hair is oily, dry, or somewhere in between!" Check out this list of homemade haircare products from Rodale's Organic Life!

Bridal Beauty Prep!

AIMG_2989 little preparation can go a long way, especially when it comes to your wedding day! We love these beauty prep tips from The Knot, covering everything from healthy hair prep to skin care and immune boosting supplements. Check it out and check bridal beauty prep off your list!

Trendsetting Bridal Hair

Processed with VSCO with f2 preset Make a bold statement and update that classic bridal up-do for your wedding day with some of this seasons hottest trends, and have that gorgeous mane looking picture perfect. From statement hair accessories, to sleek ponytails, and loose beachy waves, there are a myriad of options out there to explore with your beauty team to find the perfect look for your big day!

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Get The Look: Hot Weather Hairstyles!

With summer in full swing and the days getting hotter, it's only natural that we would look for ways to keep cool, while not having to sacrifice style. Our hair can be especially tricky2 to manage, and that temptation to chop it all off is all too real this time of year. But beforeyou pick up those scissors in sweaty exasperation, check out these awesome Hot-Weather Hairstyle Tips from the Zoe Report!

Working with Your Bridal Hairstylist

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Flower Crowns for All!

Heather PhotoIn the mood for love? Up the romantic glamour with a summery, bohemian flower crown, perfect for the casual backyard get together or a dreamy outdoor wedding in paradise! We love the versatility of these colorful hair bouquets, and with so many ways to wear them they're perfect for any occasion, day or night. Get inspired with these fantastic styling tips from A Beautiful Mess!

Dreamy 2016 Wedding Trends

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Getting hitched soon? Here to help you plan the wedding of your dreams is the ultimate 2016 style guide from Brit+Co! From rustic chic decor, to hair brooches, bold colors, and dramatic makeup, make your nuptials the talk of the town this year! And remember, our Dreamcatcher expert beauty team is here to help you walk down that ever-so-chic aisle in glamour and style!

Step into Spring!

Spring is in full swing, and now is the time of year when we’re all more than ready to shake off our winter coats and slip into something fun, flirty, and colorful! Along with fashion, this season’s makeup and hair trends are on point, with bold colors, feminine up-do’s and playful hair accessories. Get ready to be inspired with this essential guide from Stylecaster for wearable make-up and hair trends from the runways of New York Fashion Week! velvet-matte-lipsbraids-ss-2016

Santa Barbara Succulents

Some gorgeous photos from a 2015 wedding by our artists Adrieanna and Sahar! Love seeing our artists at work! Photographer: Brandon & Erica Photography

Flowers: Margaret Joan Florals

Getting Ready Location: Upham Hotel

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2012 Flashback Wedding

This beautiful bride Lauren, and her husband Andrew we're wed summer 2012 at a private home on the beach in Carpinteria. Lauren and her bridesmaids were a pleasure to work with, and we could not be more happy for the couple. We hope you two are enjoying married life! Photographer: Blake Andrews SLOtography

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