Chelsea Crockett

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Recipe for 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!a7db65471b70e4a4a95d6f4545af32fa

  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.
  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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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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Hairstyles for Runners

As a runner, I know how hard it is to find hair styles that work for working out. When I am running, I hate the feeling of my ponytail swooping…

As a runner, I know how hard it is to find hair styles that work for working out. When I am running, I hate the feeling of my ponytail swooping back and forth, I hate it when braids hit my back, and I cannot stand hair in my face! There are only a few hair styles I approve of when going on a run for those reasons. Here are my favs!

  1. Low pony: This is the easiest style of them all. Low ponies are better than high because they don’t swoosh around when you’re running. They’re quick to do, and to keep the flyaway hairs out of your face add in a headband.fullsizerender-61
  2. French braid: This one is my go-to running style. I love it because, like a low ponytail, it doesn’t swoosh around when you run, and the braid keeps the hair off of your forehead. Plus it is super cute!
  3. Mini Ponies: This last style is the most complicated, but that being said it is still very easy to do. It is great for ladies with long hair or lots of layers. Grab the section of hair at the top of your head into ponytail. Tie it with an elastic. Gather another section further down and secure it into an elastic, including the top section. Keep this going until you secure the final ponytail with a more durable band.

Having my hair secured while I run is essential for me to have a successful workout. Without having to worry about my hair falling out or getting in my face I am free to run as I please!

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to Keep Straightened Hair Straight Longer

I love how my hair looks when it is straightened. I was recently on The Today Show and I wore my hair straight on the show! The bad thing about…

I love how my hair looks when it is straightened. I was recently on The Today Show and I wore my hair straight on the show! The bad thing about loving straight hair is the fact that keeping my hair straight is nearly impossible. I will straighten it in the morning, and by mid-afternoon it is already starting to form waves. It may have something to do with the humidity in the air. If you want to know how to keep your hair straight as long as possible, read on!

  1. Start smart: There are actually shampoos and conditioners out there that are made for styling straight hair. They fight FullSizeRender (32)frizz, smooth your hair, deep condition, and provide protein. Whether you use the special shampoo and conditioner or not, this next step is vital: make sure your hair is completely dry before straightening it. Any moisture left in your hair will cause it to curl the second you step outside into the humidity. Water attracts water!
  2. Cool off: After you have finished straightening, allow your hair to cool completely before leaving the house. You can use your blow dryer on the “cool” setting to do this. Your hair will hold the style better once it has cooled.
  3. Use straightening strategies: Before straightening, you can prep your hair. One way is to shower the night before you straighten to ensure your hair is as dry as it can be. This will also save it from the damage of blow drying. When you are blow drying, though, always blow downwards to keep your hair smooth. Once you are done straightening, use hairspray to keep frizz away and to keep that style holding longer.

And lastly, be nice to your hair. No matter how hard you try, sometimes the weather wins. Try to wear your hair straight on days when it isn’t supposed to rain. 🙂

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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Grad Cap Hair Tutorial

First off, congrats to all of my fellow 2016 graduates! WE DID IT! We made it all the way through 12 years of school. Wowza. Now that we have achieved…

First off, congrats to all of my fellow 2016 graduates! WE DID IT! We made it all the way through 12 years of school. Wowza. Now that we have achieved that feat, it is time to think about graduation. Before you head off to the ceremony, we need to talk grad cap hair. If you are wanting a soft, summery style that complements your cap, check this tutorial out!

  1. Section the top half of your hair off and pin it out of the way.FullSizeRender (81)
  2. Curl the front sections of hair away from your face, then curl the remaining sections towards the front. Unpin the top section of your hair and repeat this process.
  3. Hairspray your hair all over. Don’t separate the curls out yet!
  4. Let the curls cool off, then gently finger comb them to separate them out.
  5. Fasten your cap onto your head using bobby pins and lightly mist it with hairspray one more time.

Easy peasy! Now go rock your grad ceremony! Take lots of pics for me!

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 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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Get Hair like Queen Elsa!

“Do you want to build a snowman”? If you are familiar with this phrase then you have seen the movie “Frozen”! I absolutely adore this movie, and I am even…

“Do you want to build a snowman”? If you are familiar with this phrase then you have seen the movie “Frozen”! I absolutely adore this movie, and I am even more obsessed with the hair and makeup that the characters wear in this movie! Queen Elsa has the most beautiful braid in her hair throughout the movie. I knew I just HAD to learn how to do this gorgeous hair style. Read on to learn how!

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This style requires a LOT of teasing! Before you start this hair style, loosely curl your hair so it has some body to it. Also, spray some dry shampoo throughout your tresses to give it texture. Tease all of your hair at the crown of your hair and even a little throughout the ends of your hair. Spray it lightly with hair spray. Take three large sections from the top of your head and start a French braid down the back. Once you get to about the nape of your neck, start to braid more to the side of your head so that it can hang over the front of your shoulder. Once you have finished the braid, tie it off with a clear elastic. Pull on the braid and stretch it to loosen it to make it look fuller and bigger. Also, pull some strands from the top of the braid and loosely curl them to make the style look whispy and romantic!

Go show off your new look! It is fit for a queen!

XOXO, Chels

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