Chelsea Crockett

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10 Reasons Ladies Love Fall

If you asked a group of 100 girls what their favorite season was, I guarantee you at least 80 of them would tell you it is fall! There is just…

If you asked a group of 100 girls what their favorite season was, I guarantee you at least 80 of them would tell you it is fall! There is just something about that sensational season that we all cannot get enough of. All of my beauty guru gals out there love fall especially! Autumn is a great time for beauty and fashion and everything girly. Here is why!

  1. You have an excuse to change your hair color: In the cooler fall months I like to dye my hair dark brown or even chestnut. FullSizeRender (21)Richer hair colors are just classic for fall!
  2. Knee high socks, baby: I love knee highs, especially with a cute skirt and nylons! Such a cute combo. Plus, I can skip shaving for a day or so. Score!
  3. It is completely acceptable to burn cozy candles: Hello, pumpkin pie candles. I’ve missed you so.
  4. Makeup shades change: Our trends go from soft pallets and bright pinks to rich reds and smoky eyes.
  5. Nail polish hues go edgy: I love a good oxblood nail polish. It makes me feel powerful and fierce.
  6. Trade strappy sandals for beautiful boots: Nuff said!
  7. Out with the humidity: In with the manageable hair! I can actually curl my hair without it drooping or frizzing when I step outside! Hallelujah!

These are just a few reasons we Insiders love fall. This list gets me so excited for fall to come in full swing! What are some reasons that YOU love this time of year?

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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No Heat Halo Curls

As you know, I am somewhat of a “no heat hair style” kind of girl. I found a totally new way to curl my hair without heat and I am…

As you know, I am somewhat of a “no heat hair style” kind of girl. I found a totally new way to curl my hair without heat and I am totally pumped about it! YouTuber Kayley Melissa did a tutorial on it. It is called “heatless halo curls” and all you need is an old t-shirt or bandana to make these curls happen!496fb45a003fbff38c0aaee262bf84cd

  1. Make sure your hair is damp. Grab a t-shirt or bandana (I prefer to use a bandana) and twist it, tying the ends together with a pony tail holder to make it into a halo.
  2. Brush the front part of your hair forward so it is hanging in your face. Place the halo on top of your head and start wrapping your hair around the bandana or t-shirt in small sections.
  3. Once you reach the end of the section you are wrapping you should secure the end with a bobby pin. Once you have wrapped all of your hair in sections around the halo, sleep on it! Since it is on top of your head it won’t interfere with your sleep.
  4. In the morning take out all of the bobby pins and run your fingers through your hair. You will have loose wavy curls that are to die for!

I love no heat curls because it takes less than 10 minutes to prep your hair and it curls while you sleep! Easy peasy!

XOXO, Chels

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Find the Perfect Flat Iron for You

Odds are, all of us have used a straightener in our lifetimes. In fact, most of us use them on a daily basis, whether to curl or straighten our hair!…

Odds are, all of us have used a straightener in our lifetimes. In fact, most of us use them on a daily basis, whether to curl or straighten our hair! Little did I know that there is a science to picking the perfect straightener for your hair. Here is everything you need to know to find the perfect flat iron for you!

Size:

Mini flat iron–  These  1/2” flat irons are perfect for bangs and fly away hairs! They are also perfect for travel because they are so small.

1” flat iron: These straighteners are perfect for short, fine hair.revlon-perfect-heat-ceramic-straighteners-model-rvst2029cpk2-1-12-plates

1 ½” flat iron: These are great for hair that is not thin but not thick, it is right in the middle! They are also great for thick, coarse, and curly long hair.

2” flat iron: This straightener is great for long, thick hair.

Type:

Ceramic: This is the type that I have! Ceramic plates are less likely to burn your hair and allow for an even distribution of heat.

Titanium: Titanium plate heat up the fastest, but be careful because if you clamp the plates on your hair for too long you can burn your hair!

Tourmaline: Tourmaline is a mineral that is crushed up and then used to coat the plates of your flat iron. It helps make your hair shinier, straighter, and less frizzy than other straighteners!

Now you are fully educated in the art of choosing the perfect straightener for your hair!

XOXO, Chels

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The Hottest New Hair Trend: The Long Bob

I am here to talk about my favorite hair trend as of right now. It is the “lob” or the “long bob” and it is taking the fashion world by…

I am here to talk about my favorite hair trend as of right now. It is the “lob” or the “long bob” and it is taking the fashion world by storm! I love the look because it isn’t too long, isn’t too short, and is so versitile. If I wasn’t so in love with my long hair I would tooootally get a lob! Here are a few of my favorite ways to rock the “lob”!

  1. Straight and sassy: I love the straight lob because it is so polished and chic! This is a great every day look.lob 3
  2. Curly and cute: Big curls on a lob give it a cute, fun, girly flare! Because your hair is short, it will also hold a much better curl! This means your bouncy wringlets will last you aalllll day long! This hair style would make me feel totally fierce.
  3. Wavy and wild: Beach waves and loose curls are such a carefree, breezy look! This is a great running short on time kind of look because all you need to do is curl a few strands, work some sea salt spray into the rest, and you are good to go!

Which style is YOUR favorite way to wear a lob?

XOXO, Chels

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Are You Making Yourself Look Older?

It’s crazy how makeup can make a person look so different! While we want to look young and bright, sometimes makeup can make us look dull or even older (not…

It’s crazy how makeup can make a person look so different! While we want to look young and bright, sometimes makeup can make us look dull or even older (not in a good way). So how can we stop this from happening? Keep on reading to see if you’re applying makeup incorrectly!Chelsea Crockett- exfoliate

  • Don’t pass up primer! Primer minimizes your pores and keeps makeup on longer! You won’t have to worry about weird lines or big pores, especially around your nose.
  • Make sure you’re using the correct foundation. Don’t pack on too much powder or liquid foundation and make sure you are using the correct shade.
  • Don’t dye your hair all one color. If you go to a stylist, ask him/her to add warmth or another tone into your hair! It’ll help make your face glow!
  • Not exfoliating regularly will lead to a buildup of dirt and dry skin. By exfoliating, you’ll be giving your face completely new skin!
  • Wear SPF every day! While you may not notice how it’s changing your skin now, you will when you’re older!

Let’s feel youthful forever!  

XOXO,

     Chelsea

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When Life Gives You Lemons…Use Them!

When talking about beauty and health, most people think about makeup, medicine, or products!  Believe it or not, some of the best beauty and health “products” can be found in…

When talking about beauty and health, most people think about makeup, medicine, or products!  Believe it or not, some of the best beauty and health “products” can be found in the grocery store aisle!  Lemons are an amazing, tasty fruit that can be used to heighten your beauty routine and create a healthier you!  Check out how you can start incorporating lemons into your daily routine. Chelsea Crockett- lemon and honey

  • Lemons are full of vitamin C. If you’re feeling under the weather, add lemon juice to your water or tea for a quick boost!
  • If you have acne, cut open a lemon, add a dash of honey to the slice, and rub it over your skin. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. If you’re trying to get rid of dark spots or scars, continue this process (minus the honey) daily until you see the results you’ve been looking for!
  • Mix together 1 tsp. with lemon juice for a homemade teeth whitener! Rub the paste on your teeth with a Q-Tip and leave on for 1 minute (this solution is very strong).
  • If you have oily skin, dab lemon juice on problem areas using a cotton ball before bed!
  • Create your own hair mask to get rid of dandruff by combining lemon juice with honey, coconut oil, and olive oil.
  • If you’re planning on being out in the sun all day, spritz your hair with lemon juice to naturally highlight it!

Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up some lemons!  You’ll be happy you did!

Chelsea

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At-Home vs. Salon Hair Color

Dying your hair can be fun, but it can also be disastrous! It can be messy, turn out the wrong color, or look splotchy! There is a lot of debate…

Dying your hair can be fun, but it can also be disastrous! It can be messy, turn out the wrong color, or look splotchy! There is a lot of debate whether or not getting your hair dyed at a salon is actually worth it. While it is definitely more expensive than doing it yourself, the results are far better than box dye. Find out why!Chelsea Crockett- salon dye

  • Dye takes the moisture out of your hair leaving it dry and brittle. Salon dye is better quality than box dye, which is healthier for your hair. You’ll notice less split ends and a silkier result with salon dye.
  • Stylists know how to fix a mistake! There are specific products used to fix a dye mishap. Professional stylists know how to fix the problem without worsening or damaging your hair.
  • Salons are equipped with the proper tools, including foil and applicators.
  • Many people don’t know that there are multiple steps if you want to go much lighter or much darker. Most of the time, a stylist has to strip the hair of its color before the desired color can be applied. If you go straight into using the box dye, the color may turn out entirely different!
  • When dying your hair at home you have to be very careful! Dye can ruin your clothes, towels, or furniture. It’s much more powerful than you think!  

Next time you want to change up your hair, stop by your nearest salon!

XOXO,

            Chelsea

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How to Keep Your Hair from Looking Greasy

Some people’s hair is more oily than others. For those of us with oily hair, we know what a nuisance it can be and how insecure it can make us…

Some people’s hair is more oily than others. For those of us with oily hair, we know what a nuisance it can be and how insecure it can make us feel. Your hair type and the habits you keep can really impact how quickly it gets oily, so here are a few tips on how to keep the oil at bay as long as possible.

  1. Wash your hair less: I know it sounds crazy, but it is true. Your scalp is stripped of it’s natural oils when you wash it so it has to work overtime to produce more oils to keep your scalp healthy, causing them to overproduce. Washing every other day or k2-_58f0fc6c-3aae-4f3b-bc0f-8b25b94f9ae3.v1every few days can really help reduce your scalp’s oil production.
  2. Concentrate conditioner on the ends: Putting conditioner all over your hair can totally weight it down and cause oily roots, so concentrate conditioner from the middle to the end of your hair shaft.
  3. Invest in dry shampoo: I love dry shampoo. Like I LOVE it. It sucks the oil from your roots and leaves you with fresh smelling locks.
  4. Avoid touching your hair: Because your fingertips and face both produce oil that can easily be transferred to your hair, so avoid touching your hair. Also avoid hair styles where your hair is touching your face.
  5. Don’t straighten your hair too much: When you straighten your hair it lies close to your head, and the closer to your head it lies the closer it is to coming in contact with oil.

Hopefully these tips help you keep your hair grease free for longer!

XOXO, 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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Benefits of the Beach

Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach?!  It’s the perfect place to unwind, get a tan, and have some fun!  Many don’t know this, but going to the beach…

Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach?!  It’s the perfect place to unwind, get a tan, and have some fun!  Many don’t know this, but going to the beach has a handful of health and beauty benefits.  Check out how a trip to the beach can make your body happy and make you feel even more beautiful!

Taking a few days vacation from your busy schedule is extremely important. Sometimes, we try to accomplish too much and let ourselves get overly stressed.  This can lead to lack of sleep, weight gain, and mood changes.  Our brain and bodies need time to relax!  Sunlight is even proven to decrease depression!  As to our physical appearance, the beach is our best friend.  The sun is a natural source of vitamin D, which leads to healthy skin.  The salt in the ocean can also help clear up acne. (HINT: go all natural at the beach. NO makeup!)  You can even accomplish the perfect beach-wave hair!  If you haven’t gotten a pedicure in awhile or have seriously dry feet, heading to the beach can cure the problem!  Sand naturally exfoliates dead sin off your feet, leaving them smooth and soft!

I think it’s time we all pack up and head to the beach.  Who’s with me?!

Love,

Chelsea

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How to Look Put-Together 24/7

We all know that one girl who looks like she’s got it together all the time. Her hair is always done, her outfit is always on point, and her makeup…

We all know that one girl who looks like she’s got it together all the time. Her hair is always done, her outfit is always on point, and her makeup is perfectly applied. How DOES she do it?!  Come to find out, it really is not too hard! All you have to do is follow these tiny tips.

Hair: This is the most important layer of the cake! Even when everything else is a mess, if your hair it is done it can give the illusion that you aren’t truly a mess. Running short on time or motivation? Toss your hair into a stylish braid or simple bun. FullSizeRender (7)

Clothes: This one is not too hard! The main tip is to make sure you avoid clothes that do not fit, because ill-fitting clothes can make you look on the frumpy side. Pick pieces that flatter your body.

Makeup: Not feeling the whole “makeup” thing? Just simply fix your brows, add some tinted moisturizer, some mascara, and a little concealer and you are all set.

Accessories: If you want to maintain a “put together” look, always add in an accessory of some sort, even if it is simply a cute handbag or pretty necklace.

Now you can look put together 24/7!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Overcome Curly Hair Struggles

Curly hair can be both a blessing and a curse. When you have a good hair day, everyone is jealous of your wavy locks. I know I am! But every…

Curly hair can be both a blessing and a curse. When you have a good hair day, everyone is jealous of your wavy locks. I know I am! But every once in a while, curly hair is more of a burden than a gift. It shouldn’t have to be that way! I’ve learned some great tips from some of my friends that have the same struggle.

Whether your hair is straight or curly, frizz plays a role in messing it all up! It just hits curly haired girls a little harder than should,Chelsea Crockett - Paul Mitchell Spring Loaded but there’s no need to worry. Paul Mitchell has many, many hair products that are perfect no matter what type or texture your hair is. His Spring Loaded® Frizz-Fighting Shampoo and Conditioner works to cleanse curls but maintain their frizz from the start. He has a few other frizz-fighting products that are sure to help as well!

Although this may be more for curly haired girls, avoiding constant heat on your hair is a tip almost anyone can use. Straightening your hair every so often is fine, but applying heat every day will do nothing but damage your waves. They’ll end up dried out and brittle which will increase the amount of frizz your hair is going to have.

If your curls aren’t the exact shape you want them to be, use this trick! After washing (or simply wetting) your hair, apply a serum and wrap your curls around your finger. Hold them there for about 10 seconds and release them. This’ll help form your curls without the use of heat or excess products.

Lastly, love your curls! There are so many girls that would die for even a slight wave to their hair. Don’t take it for granted!

Love, Chelsea

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Conquer Oily Hair!

Oily hair… a girl’s worst nightmare! It feels gross and looks gross. Sometimes it’s temporary due to our growth hormones…aka…puberty!  Here’s the 411: our body produces sebum which is natural…

Oily hair… a girl’s worst nightmare! It feels gross and looks gross. Sometimes it’s temporary due to our growth hormones…aka…puberty!  Here’s the 411: our body produces sebum which is natural grease from our scalp.  Sometimes it excretes extra sebum in response to our hormones gliding through our bodies.  Other times, people just have excess sebum production! Many times, however, we make these little mistakes!

Chelsea Crockett - Clarifying ShampooWashing your hair daily can make your oily scalp worse. It strips your hair of its natural sebum so your body produces extra to replace the natural oil that’s washed out.  So the next time you use a shampoo to dry out your scalp, be sure to look for clarifying shampoo. (But don’t over use these!)

The best way to overcome your oily scalp is to skip washing your hair. You can do this by picking a day when you will be at home and it really doesn’t matter. Give yourself some time to get used to this process. Then make it two days that you skip. Ideally, a person should be able to go 2-3 days between washing. On your days off, you can try dry shampoos and hair powders. There are quite a few options to help overcome your greasy look.

When you do shampoo your hair, remember a few of these little tricks. Use a clarifying shampoo twice a month. This will strip heavy build up from your strands. Let your hair dry naturally whenever possible. Heat tends to stimulate oil production. Also, when applying conditioner, keep it off of the scalp and mainly on the ends of your hair.

I hope these tips help you out! If you have some good advice, comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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5 Handy Curling Iron Tricks

Curling irons can be tricky contraptions and take a lot of training to be able to control. In order to fully become the master of your curling iron there are…

Curling irons can be tricky contraptions and take a lot of training to be able to control. In order to fully become the master of your curling iron there are a few tricks you need to have up your sleeve at all times.d41072388d19f752a1971136ff07bfe2

  1. Know your barrel preference: 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.
  2. Short hair: 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 hair 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 it with hair spray.
  4. Clamp it up: Face the clamp of the 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 it 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, 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 off.

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

XOXO, Chels

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How To Fake Longer Hair

Every girl dreams of Jasmine-like locks. Although we can’t all have that long, thick, glossy mane Aladdin’s pretty princess has, we can fake it until we do! If you have…

Every girl dreams of Jasmine-like locks. Although we can’t all have that long, thick, glossy mane Aladdin’s pretty princess has, we can fake it until we do! If you have short hair and cannot wait until your hair grows out, here are a few tips on how to make your hair look longer than it actually is…without using extensions!

  1. Say yes to scarves: Most of the time, just adding a simple scarf around your neck can make your hair appear longer. Plus, as an added bonus, the scarf is just plain cute!FullSizeRender (2)
  2. Simply straighten: This is especially true if you have curly hair. By straightening your hair you can diminish frizz and increase length!
  3. Long live the layers: When you go to get a haircut, add some layers throughout your hair. This accentuates the longer pieces of hair and makes them stand out.
  4. Half-it: By sectioning off your hair and pulling the top half back you can make your hair to appear to have more length. Plus it’s an all-around cute hairstyle!

Have no fear, short-haired heroines! You, too, can have long hair.

XOXO, Chels

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