One of my favorite hairstyles is the Gibson Tuck. Generally worn at the nape, this pretty style is effortless and classy. I found that reversing the tuck and wearing it higher is just as lovely and has a fancy retro feel making it a great choice for holiday parties and other special events. As beautiful as this style is, you will be shocked at how easy it is to create.
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When I first tried Oribe Gold Pomade, I have to admit I was skeptical. Pomade with gold flecks in it seemed a little, um… unnecessary. Then I applied the “hair makeup” to a few strands and found that the shimmer was subtle and added just enough sparkle to brighten my look. I fell in love.
However, Oribe is a high-end product and the pomade flecked with gold minerals is a luxury splurge to say the least. It’s the kind of item I really want but don’t need so it’s hard to justify the price tag. Additionally it comes in a pretty large tub. While I do think it’s subtle enough to wear daily, I’m pretty confident the product it would take a long time to go through that much shimmery pomade.
The solution: mix up a small batch of my own! I created mini-sized pomades in a variety of shimmery colors. These fun hair sparkles are perfect for the holidays, both for you own styling and to give as little gifts.
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Today’s quick tip is how to give yourself some fun messy waves without heat. This is a great technique to use when you don’t want to spend a lot of time on your hair or want to minimize damage from heat styling. It’s also a great trick for little girls. I find it’s a little dangerous to use curling irons one squirmy little ones and let’s face it, kids are impatient. It only takes a couple minutes to set this style, then it just needs time to air dry. Do this at night or first thing in the morning before your commute and take it out when you get to work!
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