Chelsea Crockett

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How to Get Victoria’s Secret Runway Ready Hair

While watching the Victoria’s Secret fashion show this year, I was hit with severe hair envy. Have you ever wanted hair that looks like it belonged on the Vicki’s Secret…

While watching the Victoria’s Secret fashion show this year, I was hit with severe hair envy. Have you ever wanted hair that looks like it belonged on the Vicki’s Secret runway? Here is the inside scoop on how to get those beautiful waves that we love so much.

  1. Mousse: To get runway-level volume, apply a volumizing mousse to your roots. A fool-proof way to make sure your hair gets evenly coated, spray some mousse onto a brush and then comb through your strands.rs_634x951-151110125730-634-stella-maxwell-victorias-secret-backstage-ms-111015
  2. Dry right: Bow dry your hair until it is 80% dry, using your fingers to comb through it. Then, take a round brush if you have straight hair or a paddle brush if you have curly hair and smooth your hair. Make sure your nozzle is pointed downward so that your cuticles lay flat and don’t frizz.
  3. Pick out a part: After you are done drying your hair with your head flipped upside down, flip your head up again and where your hair naturally falls is the most flattering part for your face. Use the end of a comb to straighten the part out.
  4. Add extensions: This is optional and this step can definitely be skipped, but if you want a little length, you can clip in some extensions.
  5. Curl those strands: This is the fun part! To keep your curls from looking too uniform, use a larger curling iron and wrap sections around the barrel and away from your face. Then hold the barrel at a slight angle, this way you get volume at the root and the wave in the middle. Before you release your hair, close the barrel on the ends to give them a slight bend. To make the curls last all night, coil them up and pin them while they cool. Finish the style by spraying a boar-bristle brush with hairspray and brushing it through your curls to bring them together for a totally glam finish.

And that’s that! Now you know how to get runway-ready hair.

XOXO, Chels

 

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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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5 Things to Know Before You Cut Your Hair

If you have been with me for a while, then you know I used to have loooooong hair. My sister Kylie has beautiful long locks right now and I catch…

If you have been with me for a while, then you know I used to have loooooong hair. My sister Kylie has beautiful long locks right now and I catch myself wishing I had mine back! Although I sometimes reminisce about the times when I had long locks, I really dig my shorter ‘do.  Sometimes having long hair was such a hassle, and was very hard to maintain. Cutting your hair short means a fresh start and a totally new look, and one look that is really in right now is the long bob haircut, but before you go cutting off your tresses and taking the short hair plunge there are a few things you need to consider!

Styling tools switch: The tools you use to style your long hair may not be ideal with your short hair. Big barreled curling irons usually get the boot and smaller thinner irons and straighteners will take their place. The smaller tools allow you to have better control of your shorter ‘do.FullSizeRender (4)

Style time: Shorter hair takes less time to style, which is a total bonus! You won’t have to wake up as early in the morning to style it and it takes less time to dry than longer hair does.

Hair heaviness: Shorter hair has less weight to it than longer hair. This means that if you have natural curls or waves, they will be tighter with short hair. I think that this is a plus because when you get out of the shower all you have to do is work a little product into your hair and you can let your hair go natural!

Saves money: Shorter hair= less shampoo and hair products!

It is drastic: Lots of girls have an emotional attachment to their hair (myself included) so the thought of chopping off your hair can be frightening. But, just remember, it WILL grow back! Buuuuuut..it will not grow back overnight. It takes minutes to cut your hair, but months to grow it all back. It is quite a commitment!

So, before you decide to board the “short hair train” give it a bit of thought!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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How to Make the Perfect Messy Bun

Why is it that messy buns are harder to do than regular buns? The disheveled, effortless, “undone” look is way harder to achieve than people think. I wish I could…

Why is it that messy buns are harder to do than regular buns? The disheveled, effortless, “undone” look is way harder to achieve than people think. I wish I could look like I rolled out of bed with great messy hair, but I can never seem to get it right. Luckily I found a fool-proof way to get the perfect messy bun every time. Here is how!

  1. Pull your hair into a loose ponytail as high or low as you want. Don’t worry about smoothing out bumps or slicking your hair back, you want it to look imperfect.Messy-Buns-Blonde-Hair
  2. Separate the hair in your pony into 2 sections and tease them. Teasing is the key! It will change your bun game by giving you texture and volume.
  3. Take your 2 teased sections and wrap the hair in opposite directions like you are creating a topknot. Instead of pinning your hair neatly into a bun, pin bobby pins near the ends of your hair, leaving the ends splay out around the bun. This gives it the messy look! Pull the bun apart a little with your hands to mess it up even more.

The best part about messy buns is that they work better on dirty hair, so they work great on second-day hair, AKA you can sleep in longer instead of washing your hair! 🙂

XOXO, Chels

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Spring Hair Inspiration: Bubble Ponytail

Spring and summer hairstyles are my favorite. Braids, buns, updos, and fun ponytials are what I think of! If you are having the winter hair blues, check out this fun…

Spring and summer hairstyles are my favorite. Braids, buns, updos, and fun ponytials are what I think of! If you are having the winter hair blues, check out this fun ponytail to get you in the spring style mood.bubble ponytail

  1. Pull your hair into a high ponytail. Take a small section from the bottom of the pony and wrap it around the elastic that is pulling your hair back. Pin this hair in place so it is covering the elastic.
  2. Take the top section of ponytail and tease it a bit. Place a clear elastic about 3 inches down on the ponytail, then wrap hair around it and secure like you did on the above elastic.
  3. Continue this process until you reach the end of your hair. Poof out the hair as you go to make the ponytial inbetween elastics “bubble” out.

This hair style is so fun, flirty, and girly! Will you try it this spring?

XOXO, Chels

 

Tutorial from BarefootBlonde.com

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How To: The Half-Bun

There aren’t many hairstyles that can be both cute AND practical. Fortunately, buns can do just that. Recently I discovered the half bun, and my life is changed. Okay, maybe…

There aren’t many hairstyles that can be both cute AND practical. Fortunately, buns can do just that. Recently I discovered the half bun, and my life is changed. Okay, maybe I am being a little dramatic, but I really love this hair style. It looks good during the day, on a night out, anywhere! Move over sock bun, half buns are the new craze! Here is how to make them work for any hair type and length:main.original.585x0

Short hair: If you have a “lob” or short hair you can make this bun work. Take a section of hair from each temple and pull your hair into a half-up high ponytail. After securing your hair with an elastic create a baby bun by bobby pinning sections of the ponytail around the hair tie.

Long hair: First you need to tie the top half of your hair up in a ponytail, much like the short haired ladies did. Make sure the pony is tight, but go back and gently tug the hair on top to give your crown a bit of volume. Tease the tail near the base to give your bun a fuller look. Twist your pony around the base of the elastic, secure it with bobby pins, and then adjust it to the shape you want.

Thin hair: For my thin haired ladies, putting half of your hair in a pony may sound like a bad bad idea. We can make it work! Curl your hair into loose waves, add some dry shampoo along your roots, and tease the sections of hair you will be putting in the bun. Pull your textured tresses into a half bun and secure!

Hard-to-style hair: If your hair has trouble holding any kind of style, work some texturizing powder through your strands to give it some grip. Make a tuck bun by pulling your hair through a hair tie twice and only pulling it halfway through the 3rd time. Leave the ends out for a texured look, and wrap the ends around the hair tie and secure for a more finished look!

Thanks to Cosmopolitan for the great half bun styling ideas! I love seeing how this hairstyle can work for every hair type, don’t you?

XOXO, Chels

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How to Style a Half-Bun

Half buns are all the rage. Now, this hair style won’t save your neck from sweating, but it WILL keep your hair out of your face in a casually chic…

Half buns are all the rage. Now, this hair style won’t save your neck from sweating, but it WILL keep your hair out of your face in a casually chic way. That is all a girl can ask for in a hair style, is it not? Here is why this hairstyle is making waves.

  1. It is a happy medium: If you want to wear your hair down but you also want it out of your face, then this hairdo is your bff. Instead of pulling back your bangs with a bobby pin, pull it up in a half up bun!half bun 2
  2. It is uber easy: It takes less than a minute. For real. Use a texture spray to give your hair some waves and grit. Take sections of hair from temple to temple and sit the knot high on your head if you have a short face. If you have a longer face or narrower forehead then position the knot towards the back of your head.
  3. It is super stylish: Some of my favorite style icons have been putting their own spin on this style. And rightfully so! It looks so effortless and chic and the same time, and not a lot of hair styles can do that! Plus you can literally wear this hairstyle at any point in the day and to virtually any place, from the gym to dinner out!

I am sold. Half bun here I come!

XOXO, Chels

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Use Baby Socks to Curl Your Hair!

I bet when you saw the title of this blog you went “Whaaaaaat?!” I am all about “no heat curls” and I love finding new ways to do them. No…

I bet when you saw the title of this blog you went “Whaaaaaat?!” I am all about “no heat curls” and I love finding new ways to do them. No heat curls are the best way to give your hair body and curl without damaging it. Here is how to use baby socks to curl your hair!

  1. Go to the store and buy a package of infant socks. Your hair should be damp when you start the hair curling process.NO-HEAT-CURLS-WITH-BABY-SOCK-200x300
  2. Take a section of your hair and brush through it. Spray the section with a spritz of hairspray. The smaller the section, the tighter the curl. I prefer large curls!
  3. Place the ends of the hair across the toes of the sock and roll the sock up towards your head. When you get to the scalp, take the opening of the sock and turn it inside out over the hair, just like you would attach two socks together when folding laundry.
  4. Repeat this process over your whole head. You may look a little goofy for a little while, but in the morning when you take those socks out you will have beautiful bouncy curls!

So, go to sleep, and in the morning you will have curly hair without heat! Try this sweet trick out and comment below to tell me how you like it! Who knew baby socks could serve such an interesting purpose?

XOXO, Chels

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Tres Braids

Three braids. That is all that makes up this fun, unique hair style. It has a sort of edgy, hippy feel to it that I really like. I also love…

Three braids. That is all that makes up this fun, unique hair style. It has a sort of edgy, hippy feel to it that I really like. I also love that it brings a new way to pull off the “half up half down” hair style.  What do you think? Do you like this new take on the average braid?

Achieving this look is very simple. First, take a small section of hair at the front of your face and braid it. Do the same d18c6a9086941995dc79060811dea19bto the other side of your head. You should now have two small braids on either side of your face. Pull them to the back of your head and secure them together with a clear elastic. Next, grab a section of hair right below the braid that you have already pulled back. Braid this section, and then do the same to the other side of your hair. Add these braids to the tail of the other braids (as seen in the photo). Repeat this step to the hair just below the braids that you just made. The key to this updoo is that you have three braids on either side of your head, all in a row, pulled back and meeting at the back of your head, as you can see in the picture.

If you are wanting to change up the ‘ole “half up half down” style, then this is your chance! I love this creative take to pulling your hair out of your face. Do you like this braided style? Comment below and let me know!

XOXO, Chels

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Hippy Braids

We all know how much I love the “boho” trend. I love the loose, flowey clothing and free-spiritedness of it all. I figured that since I am always giving you…

We all know how much I love the “boho” trend. I love the loose, flowey clothing and free-spiritedness of it all. I figured that since I am always giving you style tips on how to rock the boho trend, I should probably give you a hair suggestion to go with it! Here I what I like to call “hippy briads”, which I think go just grand with the boho style.

  1. For this style you will be wearing your hair down, so brush it out and put some loose curls in it. Take some sea tres3salt spray and mist it over your hair, scrunching it and working it through your hair to give it some texture and body.
  2. Take a section of hair from your “good side” aka the side you part your hair on, and do a simple braid about 2 inches from the front of your hair line. So, not at the front of your hair, a little further back on your head.
  3. Take the section of hair in front of your braid, so the hair at the front of your face, and an equal portion of hair from the other side of your head and pin the sections to the back of your head. You should have a “half up half down” sort of look goin on right now.
  4. Now take those sections that you pinned back to the back of your head and braid them together and secure with a clear elastic. You should now have one braid to the side of your hair and one going down the back.

This look is effortless, adorable, and so boho! Do you love it? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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Make Your Straight Hair Wavy

Raise your hand if you have slick, straight hair. Now wave it like you just don’t care. If you have your hand in the sky, then I have great news…

Raise your hand if you have slick, straight hair. Now wave it like you just don’t care. If you have your hand in the sky, then I have great news for you. You can still get those beachy waves or curls you have been longing for! Stay tuned to find out how.

Use a diffuser: Did your blow-dryer come with an odd cone shaped contraption with prongs on the end? That, myhair-dryer-diffuser-clipped-tutorial-for-men-hair-care
darling, is a diffuser, and it is going to be your new best friend. When you have damp hair, hang your head upside down and face the prongs of the diffuser towards the ceiling, scrunching your hair as you dry it.

Mousse it up: Mousse is your new go-to gal pal. Without this product, your straight hair stands little chance of gaining those bouncy flouncy curls you dream of. Before using your diffuser or any heating tool, work mousse into your hair with your fingers.

Snooze in braids: This is the oldest trick in the book. For quick, easy waves, braid your locks and sleep on ‘em. This also saves your hair from being damaged by the heat of your blow dryer or curling iron.

So, my straight-haired honeys, there is hope for you yet! Use these tips to give your hair a little extra somethin’ somethin’.

XOXO, Chels

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