Chelsea Crockett

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Curling Iron Tips and Tricks

Curling irons can take a lot of practice and training to be able to control. In order to get the most of your out of your curling iron and get…

Curling irons can take a lot of practice and training to be able to control. In order to get the most of your out of your curling iron and get the best curls possible there are a few tricks you need to have up your sleeve at all times.

  1. Know the difference in barrels: AKA know what size barrel works best for you. If your hair curls better with a smaller barreled iron, stick with it. If your hair works better with the bigger barrel because you prefer looser, wavier curls, then work it. Practice makes perfect!images (2)
  2. Short hair hacks: If you have short hair, use a small-barreled iron pointed downward. Also, make your curls tighter on the underside of your hair because this will help your ‘do to have more volume.
  3. Quick curls: Pull your hair into a high pony and curl your it while it is up for quick easy waves. Once you are done curling and have let your hair cool, take the ponytail down and lightly spray with hair spray.
  4. Clamp it up: Face the clamp of your curling iron forward to spin the hair through it more easily, and clamp around the middle of your hair. Clamping hair from the bottom of the strand makes it harder and more awkward to curl around the iron.
  5. Root to tip: The closer to the root you start the curl, the longer the curl will last.
  6. Wand tricks: When you are using a wand with different sized ends, turn it upside down. This allows you to start curling your roots on the larger end of the wand. Also, hold the wand behind your head to avoid burning your face or ears!

Next time you are curling your locks, keep these tips in mind!

XOXO, Chels

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Easy Messy Curls

When styling your hair into curls, there are two categories: fresh curls and messy curls. Both are great styles and are worn for different reasons. Fresh curls are meant to…

When styling your hair into curls, there are two categories: fresh curls and messy curls. Both are great styles and are worn for different reasons. Fresh curls are meant to look pretty and put-together, whereas messy curls are a more “everyday” “effortless” casual look. I love the way my hair looks when it is freshly curled. The curls are all bouncy and shiny! Buuuuut, there is something to be said about “second day” curls. They are looser, messier, and give off that “effortless” look. Want to know how to get “second day” curls without having to sleep on them/wait a whole day? Stay tuned!mcx-beach-sprays-ogx

  1. The first step is to divide your hair into sections and curl it how you normally do. You can use a curling iron, wand, straightener, whichever you prefer!
  2. Okay, so after you have curled all of your hair, take your fingers and run them through your hair. The goal is to loosen up the curls and separate them. You can also use a wide-toothed comb for this step instead of your fingers!
  3. Take some dry shampoo or texture spray and spray it throughout your hair, on the roots and the curls. This will “dirty up” your hair and make it a little messier. I also use sea salt spray to mess it up a bit.

See how easy it is to get “second day” curls on the first day? Super-duper easy! Let me know in the comment section if your “second day” curls turned out cute!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Rock a Middle Part

Middle parts can be tricky. You may be nervous to break away from the side part you’ve been comfortable with all your life! Middle parts represent a high fashion look…

Middle parts can be tricky. You may be nervous to break away from the side part you’ve been comfortable with all your life! Middle parts represent a high fashion look that can be worn for more formal occasions, curled or straight, or for your everyday look if that’s what you prefer. Once you’re ready to give it a try, follow these simple steps!Chelsea Crockett - Taylor Hill Middle Part

  1. Get your hair used to it. It takes a while to train your hair to stay a certain way. If you’ve parted your hair on the side your whole life, it’ll take a few times to make it look natural. Definitely start by parting it the way you want it after you shower or when it’s wet.
  2. Use the right tools. By blow drying your hair after you shower, it’ll help force it to stay.  
  3. Frame your face. By using a straightener, you can frame your hair around your face, whether you want it curled or straightened. This will help make it look more natural and styled!
  4. Find a style that fits your cut. Depending on the length and cut of your hair, you’ll have to find a style that looks best on you. Like the picture on the right, she used her layers to her advantage and loosely curled each piece.

Training your hair to a new style is the hardest but most important step of rocking a middle part. Once you achieve that, then you’re ready to tackle the next step!

Good luck! – Chels

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Hairstyles That Beat Humidity

When the summer humidity takes over, it can be next to impossible to tame your frizzy locks!  It’s such a bummer to spend the time curling or straightening your hair…

When the summer humidity takes over, it can be next to impossible to tame your frizzy locks!  It’s such a bummer to spend the time curling or straightening your hair only for it to get ruined!  I’ve got a few great hairstyles that won’t look bad when hit with a little humidity.  It’s time to get familiar with your new favorite summer dos!Chelsea Crockett- humid hair

  • The top knot is the ultimate humidity fighting hair style! It’s meant to look messy, so as pieces start to come out or frizz, it’ll look like it was supposed to be that way!  Try it half-up or all the way up for a cool summer look!
  • A pony tail is always a safe bet when trying to beat humidity, but can often be boring. Spice up the traditional look by loosely braiding one side of your hair and combining it with the other side for a half-braided pony! You can also do this with a low bun!
  • If you want to wear your hair completely down, opt for curls! First apply Moroccan oil to keep your hair smooth before drying and curling it.  Last, apply a humidity fighting hairspray.  Your hair will most likely fall throughout the day, so curl your hair tight for it to last longer.  By the end of the day you should have loose beach waves.
  • A loose side braid is always great for outdoor weather! Try a fishtail or traditional braid to one side and then pull certain pieces to spread out the braid.

Don’t let the summer humidity keep you for embracing your beautiful hair!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Get Second Day Curls….On the First Day!

Don’t get me wrong, I love the way my hair looks when it is freshly curled. The curls are all bouncy and shiny! Buuuuut, there is something to be said…

Don’t get me wrong, I love the way my hair looks when it is freshly curled. The curls are all bouncy and shiny! Buuuuut, there is something to be said about “second day” curls. They are looser, messier, and give off that “effortless” look. Want to know how to get “second day” curls without having to sleep on them/wait a whole day? Stay tuned!FullSizeRender (5)

  1. The first step is to divide your hair into sections and curl it how you normally do. You can use a curling iron, wand, straightener, whichever you prefer!
  2. Okay, so after you have curled all of your hair, take your fingers and run them through your hair. The goal is to loosen up the curls and separate them. You can also use a wide-toothed comb for this step instead of your fingers!
  3. Take some dry shampoo and spray it throughout your hair, on the roots and the curls. This will “dirty up” your hair and make it a little messier. I also use sea salt spray to mess it up a bit.

See how easy it is to get “second day” curls on the first day? Super-duper easy! Let me know in the comment section if your “second day” curls turned out cute!

XOXO, Chels

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Twisted Hairband Hairstyle

Have you ever been too lazy to do your hair, but still want it to look pretty?  Well, you’re in luck!  This summer it’s all about the laid back boho…

Have you ever been too lazy to do your hair, but still want it to look pretty?  Well, you’re in luck!  This summer it’s all about the laid back boho look and I’ve got the perfect hairstyle for you!  The twisted hairband hairstyle is perfect for an event or a lazy Sunday; and all you need is a skinny headband.  Check out my step by step to complete the look on your own.

  1. You can start by curling, straightening, or leaving your hair as is.  This is a messier hairstyle, so it’s okay to go all natural!
  2. Next, tease the top of your hair.  Once teased, slide an elastic skinny headband over your hair so that it sits on top of your hair.  Do not put this around your neck and then pull up onto your hair.
  3. Grab a small strand of hair from the front and wrap it around the headband.  Do this until there is no more hair to wrap.  Do the same for the otherChelsea Crockett- twisted hairband side.
  4. Next, grab another strand of hair, preferably from the middle of each side of your hair, to wrap around again.  Do this for the other side as well.
  5. Last, secure any fly-aways with bobby pins and you’re good to go!

I hope you enjoy this hairstyle as much as I did!

-Chelsea

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Paper Towel Curls

Who likes spending hours brushing, drying, and then curling their hair? Not many people enjoy this loooonnngg process, but they love the end result! What If I told you that…

Who likes spending hours brushing, drying, and then curling their hair? Not many people enjoy this loooonnngg process, but they love the end result! What If I told you that there was a way to curl your hair using nothing but paper towels?  There is a new method of curling hair that I just discovered that takes about 20 minutes to accomplish and doesn’t damage your hair whatsoever! Ladies and gentlemen,  I introduce paper towel curls!

Wash and comb your hair as you usually would. Let it dry a little bit so it isn’t sopping wet.  Start taking sections of your hair, the smaller the section the tighter the curl, and roll the hair the hair into 2 inch strips of paper towel just like you roll a curler. Tie the ends of the paper towel together tight so that it will hold all night.  The paper towels will absorb the water in your hair, so it will dry overnight. In the morning, unwrap the paper towels and DSC_0088presto! Beautiful bouncy curls. Take your fingers and run them through the curls to loosen them up a bit, and mist them with hairspray to help them stay in all day. You can save the strips of paper towel for next time you want to do this hair style so you don’t have to cut the strips all over again.

This hair style saves so much time, and it doesn’t require you to use heat so you can save your hair some damage! Score! If you try this hair style, comment below and let me know how it works out for you!

XOXO, Chels

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Newest NuMe Obsessions

            If you’ve been up to date with my recent YouTube videos, you can see that I’ve been curling my hair a lot lately.  Not only because I like the…

            If you’ve been up to date with my recent YouTube videos, you can see that I’ve been curling my hair a lot lately.  Not only because I like the look of it, but I’ve also discovered a few new wands that I’m absolutely in LOVE with!  They’re by the brand NuMe and are perfect for any type of hair.  Here are my two favorites:

            Number one: the reverse wand!  This is by far my favorite wand to use.  Instead of the typical wand shape that gets thinner towards the bottom, this wand is simply the opposite.  Hints the “reverse” wand:)!  Instead of starting thicker and thinning out, it goes from thin to thick.  Chelsea Crockett - Titan 3This creates looser curls toward the bottom which I love!  Did I mention I’m obsessed? 

            Chelsea Crockett – Titan 3umero dos: the Titan 3 curling set!  This wand comes with three different sizes, so you can pick and choose which one you’re feeling that day.  If you want to see it in use, click over to my channel and watch my video entitled “Blake Lively Inspired Hair Tutorial!” 

             Links and discounts to the above wands will be below!

                                                                                        -Chelsea

 

$39 for the reverse wand: use this link: http://goo.gl/wK8ylj

Coupon code: CHELSEA

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Coupon code: NUMELOVESC

 

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Coupon code: cupidchelsea

Titan 3 set: http://goo.gl/637HRh,

For $153 off, use coupon code: xolicious

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