Chelsea Crockett

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Things to Consider Before You Cut Bangs

Bangs: either you love them or you hate them. At some point in our lives we will even be tempted to try them! But, beware. They may look good in…

Bangs: either you love them or you hate them. At some point in our lives we will even be tempted to try them! But, beware. They may look good in photos you see on Pinterest, but that doesn’t mean that you will like them on your own face. Before you take the plunge and chop some bangs, here are a few things to keep in mind.

  1. Bangs require lots of maintenance. You have to keep them constantly trimmed, like every two or three weeks, to keep them out of your eyes. Getting them trimmed that often adds up to quite a bit of money in the end!
  2. Working out is a little more complicated. You have to remember to keep clips and headbands with you at all times to keep your bangs out of the way.
  3. Try them out before you take the dive. You can watch tutorials on how to create faux bangs to see if you like them before you make the big chop. This may save you a lot of heartache in the long run if you don’t like what you see.
  4. Prepare for a lot of trial and error. You will have to play with your bangs a lot before you get the hang of them.
  5. Bangs can cause pimples. Having hair sitting on your forehead all day causes the oil from your hair to join with the oil on your forehead. That can cause breakouts! The good news is that your bangs will cover the pimples.
  6. There will be a time when you want to grow them out. That, my friends is a long, and sometimes obnoxious, process. Luckily there are a lot of ways to pull your bangs back, such as braiding them or twisting them. That should get you by until they are long enough to swoop to the side or bobby pin back.

There are a lot of things to consider before cutting bangs, but ultimately if you want to take the plunge then I say go for it! It is fun to change up your hair style every once in a while.

XOXO, Chels

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Hairstyles for Hiding Your Bangs

Sometimes you try something new with your hair and end up loving it.  Other times, taking a risk with your hair can be something you regret!  Depending on the person,…

Sometimes you try something new with your hair and end up loving it.  Other times, taking a risk with your hair can be something you regret!  Depending on the person, they can love or hate their bangs.  Or maybe they simply get tired of them!  I know they can take a while to grow out, so here are a few hairstyles for hiding your bangs!

When it comes to bangs, braids can be your best friend.  There are so many different styles of braids that will help hide your bangs and are also super stylish! Chelsea Crockett - Braid Top Knot If you want to keep it simple, French braiding your bangs and bobby pinning them on the side of your head is an easy solution.  One of my favorite looks is the braided topknot like the picture on the left.  As long as you can master the look, it turns out super cute!

If you haven’t invested in any accessories, then you should start!  Hats and headbands are perfect for hiding bangs (and for fixing a bad hair day!).  Purchase a few that you can switch up with different outfits and you’re good to go!

Another quick way to style your bangs is by drying your hair a certain way.  Training your part to go the opposite way can be hard, but by doing this you can master the flipped hairstyle.  This will allow your bangs to blend with your hair better along with using some product to seal the deal.

If you’re regretting getting bangs, then I hope this helps!

XOXO – Chels

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Best Bangs for your Face

I have mad respect for anyone who can pull off bangs. Like seriously, you were brave enough to try bangs, and they look great on you! My fear is that…

I have mad respect for anyone who can pull off bangs. Like seriously, you were brave enough to try bangs, and they look great on you! My fear is that if I get bangs I am going to hate them and have to wait agonizingly long for them to grow back. Luckily there are wise people out there that know exactly what bangs look best for your face shape to save you the heartache of bad bangs. Here is a guide to which bangs are best for your face!

  1. Round: If you have a round-ish face, sideswept bangs are a great style to try out. Wearing long, layered bangs can help face_shapesoften your wider cheeks, and wearing trendy blunt, straight-across bangs can actually add some length to your face!
  2. Square: If you have this face shape, you are in good company! Heidi Klum has this shape. Longer, eye-grazing bangs that are thin and layered are best. Avoid super blunt, fringy bangs or you will appear to have a box-shaped face!
  3. Heart-shaped: Short, sideswept bangs work best for this shape! They help draw attention to your eyes.
  4. Oval: Gals with this shape are lucky! You can wear just about any bang shape. If you have thicker hair, fringy bangs are great, and if you have thinner hair face framing bangs are best.

Before you hop on the bang train, keep these shape suggestions in mind!

XOXO, Chels

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Which Bangs are Right for Me?

I wish I was brave enough to get bangs. I mean, they are such a huge commitment! What happens if you don’t like them?! Then you have to wait foreeeeever…

I wish I was brave enough to get bangs. I mean, they are such a huge commitment! What happens if you don’t like them?! Then you have to wait foreeeeever for them to grow back out! Well, here is a little guide to which bangs are right for your face shape so you can avoid any awkward bang experiences!long-bangs-hairstyles-2012-1

  1. Square face shape: If you are a lovely lady with a very defined jaw line, then eye-grazing fringe bangs are just for you!
  2. Heart shaped face: I have this shape! According to the experts, side sweep bangs are what us heart-shape faced ladies should go for!
  3. Round shaped face: Whispy bangs are just right for your face shape!
  4. Oval face shape: You lucky ducky! You can pull off all three of the styles above! I envy you!

So what do you think, will you take the plunge and try bangs? I just might! We can do it together!

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to Fix a Bad Haircut

Imagine you’re in the moment, “I want bangs and lots of layers!”  Oops, bad mistake. Your hair already has a lot of layers and you have a small forehead already. …

Imagine you’re in the moment, “I want bangs and lots of layers!”  Oops, bad mistake. Your hair already has a lot of layers and you have a small forehead already.  Now it’s just a mess!  The bangs are too short and you look like you have all different lengths of hair.  What do you do now?!  Don’t worry; I’ve got a few brilliant tips to save you from a bad haircut.

  • If you have too many layers, making your hair look really choppy, avoid the flat iron.  Try curling your ends, curling some more than others to make pieces Chelsea Crockett- bad hair cutshorter or longer.  This gives the illusion of blended hair.  Also, slipping on a headband will camouflage stubborn short layers.
  • Hate your new bangs?  No problem!  Lucky for you, there are so many cute half up, half down hairstyles to get those pesky bangs out of the way.  Try twisting your bangs and pinning them up or wearing a hair scarf as a head band.  If you like your bangs but wish they were longer, try blow drying them from above and brushing them straight down.  Once straightened, they will appear longer.
  • If your cut is uneven, avoid the flat iron at all time.  Try curling your hair or call your stylist.  They will usually fix that for free!

Don’t freak out if you hate your new hair!  There’s always another options!

Love,

Chelsea

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Bobby Pin Hairstyles

Hi Girls,             Bobby pins are one of the biggest hair style savers.  They can create the most beautiful up-dos, pin back unwanted hair, and aid to any hair style…

Hi Girls,

            Bobby pins are one of the biggest hair style savers.  They can create the most beautiful up-dos, pin back unwanted hair, and aid to any hair style you want.  They are also great if you are trying to grow out your bangs.  One of the best features of bobby pins is how they seem almost “invisible” in your hair.  Try some of these easy hairstyles with the help of bobby pins!Chelsea Crockett- bobby pin up dos

            If you are trying to grow out your bangs or just want them out of your face for the day, then bobby pins are the way to go.  Try simply twisting or braiding your bangs and pinning them back.  This looks great with straight, curled, or wavy hair.  To make a pony tail more elegant, leave a strand of your hair from the bottom out of your pony tail.  Wrap the loose hair around the pony tail and secure it with bobby pins; this way you can’t see the hair tie!  Try this with a loose or tight pony tail to go with any look.  If you’re looking for an elegant hair style, try pinning up all of your hair.  Start by curling all of your hair tightly.  Take small strands and wrap them into small coils and bobby pin each piece in the back.  Once all of your hair is up pull a few loose strands from the front of your face to make the look softer.  Since you aren’t using any hair ties, be sure to hair spray your hair.

            Bobby pins are a wonder for any and all hairstyles!  Comment below if you know of a great way to use bobby pins or if you try one of the styles above.

I love you all!

            Chelsea 

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Hair Ideas For When You’re Bored With Your Look

Want to spruce up your look? I know sometimes get bored with mine, too. Here are a few ways to go from “blah” to “tada!”.  1. Go short for the…

Want to spruce up your look? I know sometimes get bored with mine, too. Here are a few ways to go from “blah” to “tada!”.

 1. Go short for the day! Pin the ends of your hair under to create a fake bob. I love this idea! Because I have long hair, creating an illusion that I have short hair would be really neat. This is also a great way to keep the hair off your neck if it is hot outside. It can also be a very romantic-looking hairstyle if you leave a few whispy pieces of hair out and then loosely curl them. 

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2. Try bangs! But try clip in bangs before you totally commit to them. You want to try clip-on bangs before cutting your hair so that you know whether bangs will look good on you or not! Hair takes a LONG time to grow back, so you don’t want to cut it and then hate it! If you have bangs and you don’t like them, you have a few options on how to hide them. One option is to pull them back into a French braid. The next is to split them down the middle and pin each half, letting the rest of your hair fall over them. 

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3. Don’t have time to wash your hair? Try a waterfall braid, which works better on dirty hair anyway. Want to spruce up your braid? Weave a ribbon into your braid. Black looks chic, while bright colors pop. Another great braid is the headband braid, which holds your hair back away from your face. 

Chelsea crockett braided headband

Hopefully these tips give you some ideas on how to spruce up your ‘do!

XOXO. Chels

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