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The Classy Mohawk

Style: The Classy Mohawk
Skill To Learn: Crossed Bobbies + Diffusion + Hairspray
Difficulty: Moderate
Time Commitment: 20 Minutes
What You Need: Gel/Mousse, Hairspray, Diffuser, a Bunch of Bobbies (optional clear elastics)

My newest funky style is a curly faux-hauk of sorts.  It’s really pretty easy if you have a couple extra minutes in the morning.   Read the rest of this entry

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Day 30: The Twisted Braid {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Thirty: The Twisted Braid
Skill To Learn: Twisted Sister + French Braiding
Difficulty: Moderate to Complex
Time Commitment: 25 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, a Bunch of Bobbies

For Day Thirty of 30 Days, 30 Ways, I want to teach you the Twisted Braid!  We are going to combine the concept of  Twisted Princess with the skills of French Braiding and Knotties).  This updo is fancy and fabulous and fitting for a prom or wedding, in my opinion!  But you can learn the skills to do it at home (probably on someone else) and then just transfer the skill to styling on yourself! Read the rest of this entry

Day 29: French Knotties {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Twenty-Nine: French Knotties
Skill To Learn: Knotties Coiled In Horizontal Slices
Difficulty: Moderate
Time Commitment: 20 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, a Bunch of Bobbies

 For Day Twenty-Nine of 30 Days, 30 Ways, we’re going to apply the horizontal slicing you learned in French Braiding with the fancy coils you learned in Knotties, which I am dubbing French Knotties.   I am not going to break this hairstyle down into incremental pictures, because you have already learned everything you need to know in other hairstyles!  Read the rest of this entry

Day 28: Funky Knotties {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Twenty-Eight : Funky Knotties
Skill To Learn: Full Head of Coiled Knots
Difficulty: Moderate
Time Commitment: 20 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, A Bunch of Bobbies

For Day Twenty-Eight of 30 Days, 30 Ways, I’m going to offer you a funky version of the knotties we learned on Day Fifteen.   This look won’t be for everyone or everyday, I know, but I wanted to throw it in the mix anyway, because sometimes there are days or events where the funky knotties are just the thing!  Read the rest of this entry

Day 26: Partial Knotties {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Twenty-Six: Partial Knotties
Skill To Learn: Coiled Knots Anchored With Hidden Crossed Bobbies
Difficulty: Moderate
Time Commitment: 20 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, 1 Fat Elastic, A Bunch of Bobbies

 For Day Twenty-Six of 30 Days, 30 Ways, let’s use the skills you learned on Day Fifteen: Knotties and make it a partial upstyle.  This is a lovely way to wear your hair that will easily transition from the workplace to your evening plans! Read the rest of this entry

Day 24: The Combination Updo {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Twenty-Four: The Combination Updo
Skill To Learn: Braided Bangs + Twisted Ends + Curly Bun
Difficulty: Moderate to Complex
Time Commitment: 25 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, 1 Fat Elastic, a Bunch of Bobbies

For Day Twenty-Four of 30 Days, 30 Ways, let’s attempt a Combination Updo!  We are going to combine Braided Bangs with the skills learned in Twisted Princess and pull it all together with a bun (you can do the Flippy Bun, Twisted BunMessy Bun, Braided Bun or Knotties).  The thing I am most excited about today is teaching all of my fellow, short-haired friends one of my secrets for pulling off so many of the upstyles taught here!   But we’ll get to that in a second… Read the rest of this entry

Day 21: Two French Braids {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Twenty-One: Two French Braids
Skill To Learn: Parting and Left/Right Symmetrical Braiding
Difficulty: Moderate With A Practice Run
Time Commitment: 20 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, 2-4 Clear Elastics

For Day Twenty-One of 30 Days, 30 Ways, let’s attempt to do the French Braid that you learned on Day Eight on two sides with a [blind] center part.   When we initially learned french braiding,  there was the simplifying option of anchoring your starter hair with an elastic.  The tutorials pictured here will not incorporate that, but you can still use that option if it will help you pull the style together until you get more familiar with it.  I am going to show you the basic double braid, but then I will show you some fun alternatives as well! Read the rest of this entry

Day 20: Twisty Rows {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Twenty: Twisty Rows
Skill To Learn: Twisting Along A Parting With Crossed Bobbies
Difficulty: Pretty Simple with a Practice Run!
Time Commitment: 20 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, 6 Bobbies

 For Day Twenty of 30 Days, 30 Ways, I am going to build on the skill that you learned on Day Four: Twisted Bangs.  But for today’s version, we are going to twist and anchor the entire top portion of your head.   First, I will show you how to slice your partings horizontally (on my youngest daughter, Alayna Kate) and then we will see how the same style looks when styled with vertical partings (on my oldest daughter, Emilie).  Read the rest of this entry

Day 15: Knotties {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Fifteen: Knotties
Skill To Learn: Coiled Knots Anchored With Hidden Crossed Bobbies
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult (anything can be mastered with practice!)
Time Commitment: 25 Minutes
What You Need: Gel, Comb, 1 Fat Elastic, A Bunch of Bobbies

 For Day Fifteen of 30 Days, 30 Ways, I’m going to teach you how to coil your hair into fun and fancy Knotties!  These are so easy to do, yet you can achieve such a variety of looks depending on whether you position them high, low or on the side, and whether you style the knotties wet (clean and professional) or dry (messy and fun). Read the rest of this entry

Day 13: Half Up With The Teased Bump {30 Days, 30 Ways}

Day Thirteen: Half Up With The Teased Bump
Skill To Learn: Anchoring Crossed Bobbies Blind
Difficulty: May Take a Practice Run or Two 
Time Commitment: 30 Minutes
What You Need: Comb, 3-4 Bobbies

For Day Thirteen of 30 Days, 30 Ways,we are going to combine crossed bobbies with teasing your hair for a nice bump in that partial ponytail.  If you are following along with this series, then you learned Teasing 101, but here are the pictures as a reminder:   Read the rest of this entry