Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Music Festival Hair Styles


It is almost music festival time! The best music festival hairstyles are easy, functional, comfortable, and stylish. This will give you the opportunity to try out something new or simply to let your natural waves set free.

One of the easiest hairstyles for music festivals is to simply add a flower headband to your hair. This look is adorable and perfect for this occasion. They will work great with any haircut, style, or color. Flower headbands are a way to add something special to the hair without going over the top.

Since most music festivals are outdoors in the summer, keeping your hair off your neck is a great idea. A simple top knot bun is a great option. They are easy to do and look fantastic. 

Braids are another great option for music festival hairstyles. A braid will keep the hair off your neck while still keeping your hair down in  a cute style. Any type of braid will look cute for a music festival. Check out a few of our blogs a while back to find some braid options.

This will be the perfect occasion to rock your natural curls.  If the festival you go to stretches out over a few days, most likely you will be camping out and won't have access to your hair tools and products. Not only will your natural curls look good, but you will love the easy maintenance.

If you aren't into the flower headbands, consider a chain headpiece. These boho hair accessories are the perfect addition to your music festival look. Leave your hair down with a center part and add the headpiece for a simple accent. 

A ponytail will be low maintenance, will keep your hair off your neck, and will work with hats or other hair accessories. Any hair length can rock this look out, it's a classic style.

If you are up for a little more of a challenge, rocking a hair bow is a cute idea for a music festival. It is a unique bun that will have your hair set apart from the rest. You will need some hairspray and bobby pins for this look. Trust me it will be well worth it when it's all put together! 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Perfect Backcomb


Teasing your hair is one simple and easy way to get volume into your hair. Backcombing works great to style a fashionable bump on the top front part of your hair, or to add body to the back of your hair. No matter how you style your hair, it’s sure to look fabulous if you follow these steps for the perfect backcomb.


Using the right type of shampoo and conditioner can make a big difference when you actually begin to backcomb your hair. Shampoos and conditioners that add volume are the best kind to use. Using a shampoo and conditioner that are moisturizing or made for dry hair could cause your backcomb to fall out. Therefore, avoid these and go for a shampoo and conditioner that will add volume! Also, if you use  a lot of product in your hair, you may want to use a clarifying shampoo before backcombing your hair. 


Any time you are going to use heat on your hair, it is important to put a heat protectant in your hair when your locks are still damp. This will keep your hair healthier longer. If you have plans to backcomb your hair, make sure you use a product that adds volume. Run it through your hair from the scalp to the tip to make sure you have it evenly distributed.


Blow drying your hair upside down is another way to give your hair volume. Toward the end of the blow drying process, you can flip your hair up and brush your hair back. 


Section off the part of your hair that you want to be backcombed and then begin to tease starting with the front section. While you work your way back, you will be binding the pieces at the front together. If you start at the back, you lose out on this extra hold.


While teasing, don’t just stop at the root, keep backcombing your hair up the strand. Your hair should be standing straight up on its own before you move on to the next section. The more volume you get, the better your backcomb will look. It may look pretty crazy at this step, but your end result will be fabulous.


You can smooth your hair out using your backcomb brush, or any other thick-bristled brush you may have. Be sure you are just lightly brushing over the very top layer and not putting the bristles too far into the hair. This will smooth out your backcomb so that it looks good, but still have tons of body.


Use a strong hold hairspray to keep your hair full of body and to tame down fly-aways. Now is the time to add bobby pins if you just backcombed the front section of your hair into a bump. If you backcombed your hair into a pompadour, you may want to use bobby pins to pin back the sides of your hair as well. Now you’re ready to show off your fabulous backcomb to the rest of the world!