How To: Intricate Side Braid


May 12, 2016
Tutorial for an intricate side braid prepped using the GHD Soft Curve Iron.







 1 - Begin by prepping the hair.  Curl the hair with the GHD Soft Curve Iron.  Curl in opposite directions for added volume.  
2 - Run your fingers through the curls to soften them and make more of a wave. 
3 - Clip the top half of the hair aside for later.  Grab a small section of hair by the left ear, and a small section of hair by the right ear, then combine them together in a ponytail by the right ear.
4 - Flip the ponytail inside out, creating a topsy tail.
5 - Pull on the base sections of the ponytail to soften and loosen them, hiding the elastic.  
6 - Repeat steps 3-5 until you reach the end of the hair, creating a long braid on the side.
7 - Loop the end up loosely to add more volume.
8 - Let down the crown section (not including the sides) and do a fishtail braid down the back.
9-10 - Weave the fishtail braid in and out of the elastic braid to connect the two braids together by creating a hole with your fingers, pulling the braid through the hole, and then repeating that process, going up and down through the braid 2-3 times.  
11 - Let down both side sections and do small braids that meet together in the back.
12 - Combine both braids into one braid that goes down to the ends.  
13 - Softly loosen the braid with your fingers.
14 - Scrunch the braid up to the scalp and bobby pin in place, creating a messy bun.


Brenna


April 18, 2016
Hair and makeup by Steph
Florals by Film and Flowers.





How To: Bridal Side Swept Hair


April 14, 2016

Today I've teamed up with GHD to create a tutorial for this romantic side swept style using their platinum styler.  It's super easy and will stay in all day!  Also, from now until the end of April you can 20% off GHD's core styling styling tools!  Just use the code StephB when you check out.  Happy shopping!






Step One - Beginning at the nape, use the GHD platinum styler to curl the hair as so:
-Place the styler in at the roots, and then rotate the styler 360 degrees.
-Once you have rotated 360 degrees, slowly pull the flat iron down through the ends.  
-Make sure you have enough tension on the edge of the flat iron to make it curl (almost like curling a ribbon).
-Don't squeeze too tightly, to avoid kinks.
-The slower you move down the hair, the tighter the curl.
Step Two - Continue curling all of the hair this way, alternating directions to help add volume.  It also helps to add backcombing to the roots as you go. When you get around the face, be sure to curl away from the face to help it sweep back easily.  Once the hair is curled, gently run your fingers through the curls to tousle them.
Step Three - Section out the crown area and the heavy side for later.  Pick up the hairline in the back, going from the top of the ear down to the bottom of the neck.  Pick up the hairline by the opposite ear.  
Step Four- Bring both pieces together over to the heavy side and secure them with an elastic.  
Step Five - Flip the ponytail inside out.
Step SixGently pull on the side sections to loosen them, making them voluminous and draped.  Now the hairline is secure but still very soft looking.
Step Seven- Let down the crown section and loosely sweep it all over to the heavy side.  Secure with bobby pins.
Step Eight - Let down the heavy side, and loosely pin it back to the ear.  Leave most of it down around the face.  Finish by detailing the hair around the face with your fingers, and hairspraying for hold. 



Hannah


March 17, 2016
Hair and makeup by Steph.
Photos - Lindsey Shaun