Back-to-School: Side Fishtail Braid Tutorial and More


School is back in session for a lot of kids but here in Chicago, public school starts the day after labor day. While it’s definitely a challenge working with my son home, I guess I’m old fashioned because I like that school is starting in September.


I’m loving the back-to-school haircut I gave my son this morning. It’s long on top to show off his curls and disconnected from the shorter sides.

3-easy-girls-hairstyles_edited-1If you have girls, school is the perfect excuse to try some new styles. I demonstrate 3 super simple looks that anyone can create over on Babble. I promise they are easy to quick and easy to create… perfect for squirmy little ones.

In this post, I’ve included a quick how-to for a messy side fishtail braid if you are ready to try something a tiny bit more difficult. This style is really pretty for little ones but would look great on older girls or even their moms!
The step-by-step side fishtail braid tutorial is after the jump. Continue reading

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Nail Art Tutorial: Blue Arrow Tips


Bare nails with brightly colored accents are a super simple way to make a statement. For this design, I decided to paint a bright azure blue in a reverse triangle shape on my tips. The angle adds a bit more visual interest and mimics the shape of pointy nails without having to actually file your nails into talons. This nail art tutorial is incredibly versatile – change the color or the shape to suit your mood (or outfit!)

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Easy Braid Topped Chignon Tutorial


Sometimes the simplest hairstyles are the prettiest. This chignon is just a simple ponytail that hasn’t been pulled all the way through. Cross the top with two 3-strand braids for a versatile updo that’s both sophisticated and casual. I’ve created mine a bit messy to fit my personal aesthetic but this ‘do would look lovely clean and sleek as well. All you need are a few minutes and some basic hairstyling tools so grab some product, a clip, 3 small hair ties, and some bobby pins and let’s get started!

The step-by-step tutorial is after the jump. Continue reading

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