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How To: Curl Short Hair

You may know Birchbox staffer Whitney as one of our dedicated discovery specialists, but what you probably don’t know is that she’s also a creative genius at work behind the scenes of our video program. Since she’s a hairstyling wiz to boot, we recently dragged her out from behind the camera to show off her skills with a curling iron on her newly-chopped hair. Watch the video above to learn how to transform a short bob into a curly style, perfect for a Saturday night out or getting prepped for the holiday party season.

Who says girls with long hair get to have all the fun? Let us know in the comments what your favorite short hair styles are—we may just persuade Whitney to make another tutorial! 


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Welcome to the Birchbox YouTube Channel!

Quick quiz: Do you know that Birchbox has a YouTube channel? If the answer is yes, next question: Are you a subscriber? (Spoiler: You should be!)

The Birchbox YouTube channel is packed with makeup and hair tutorials and tips on using your monthly samples, plus some fun wellness and lifestyle videos. If you’ve ever wondered how to make a healthy and delicious chocolate smoothie, which products to bring with you on a plane for easy touchups, or how to match your foundation to your skintone, we’ve got videos for you! Take a peek at the trailer above to learn more about what you’ll find on our channel, then click over to subscribe! Hit us up in the comments with ideas for more videos you want to see!


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Your September 2013 Unboxing Videos!


Our October Sneak Peek just launched, but before it’s too late, we want to highlight some of our favorite unboxing videos from last month! These videos are particularly special to us because we celebrated our 3rd Anniversary in September.  You guys, our subscribers, are what makes Birchbox so special and and we love seeing your reactions to opening each monthly delivery.

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Subscriber Saturdays: Challenge #1

Today we’re excited to announce Subscriber Saturdays, a new series on our YouTube channel! Every week, we’ll announce a new subscriber goal and a challenge that we’ll do if we get to our goal. First up: if we gain 200 more YouTube subscribers today—22,594 subscribers total—we’ll release a video of our editors wearing zero makeup on Monday. All YOU have to do is head over to our YouTube channel and click the subscribe button.

Have a great weekend!


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Get Spring Styling Tips From Madewell’s Editorial Director (Plus, A Chance To Win Must-Have Spring Beauty Products!)

Madewell is one of our go-to spots for laidback-cool outfits—our office basically lives in their clothes year round. So it’s very fitting that we’ve teamed up with them on a few fun collaborations this month. First, Madewell editorial director Susan Cernek gave us a tutorial on how to look like a Madewell girl (if only!). Watch the video for her tips on styling the top spring trends and looking like the models you see in their catalog. 

And since Madewell is one of our favorite places to shop that adorable easy-breezy look, we’re happy to say that everyone on the Birchbox mailing list is receiving an exclusive $25 off $75+ shopping offer from Madewell in their inbox—so be on the lookout!

Once you’ve shopped their spring looks (we’ve got our eye on this two-tone chambray shirt and these floral ankle jeans), share a photo of your Madewell haul on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ShopSpring. We’re giving one stylish winner a collection of spring beauty products from our Madewell + Birchbox Spring Picks category.

We can’t wait to see your Madewell girl look!


Birchbox and Madewell have also teamed up to bring you a curated shop full of our favorite spring beauty products. Shop our picks now

Join Us For a Twitter Chat With Ojon!

While we’ll always have a soft spot in our hearts for tousled beachy waves, lately we’ve been more inspired by the vintage hairstyles we’ve seen all over the red carpets and in our favorite TV shows (hello, Downton Abbey). We enlisted Ojon’s lead stylist, Gwynne Mims, to help us create gorgeous classic waves with pin curls—a look that’s eye-catching all on its own or stunning when pulled back into a flattering updo.

Lucky for us, Gwynne’s sharing her expertise in more ways than just the video above. Join us today for a Twitter chat with Gwynne at 12:30pm ET, and you can ask for advice on which products to use for your hair type, the secret to styling the perfect curls, and any other burning questions you might have about your strands! Simply make sure you are following @Birchbox and @Ojon  and tweet your questions using hashtag #AskOjon. By tweeting with the hashtag you’ll be entered to win a full-size version of all the products Gwynne uses in the video above! Plus, we’re so excited that we’ll be joined by the @BirchboxUK team who’ll be fielding questions from their followers across the pond, making this our first ever international Twitter chat!


Don’t forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more awesome hair and makeup tutorials!


LIMITED TIME ONLY! Shop Lancôme on

As you might have seen in the Birchbox February Sneak Peek, we’re working with one of our all-time favorite brands this month: Lancôme! Starting today, Lancôme products will be available on for a limited time only. In celebration, we asked a few staffers why they’re fans of the brand, and we got so many amazing stories—from memories of saving up for those covetable Juicy Tubes to the products they can’t live without to this day—that we decided to share a few of our Lancôme makeup moments with you. Watch what our staffers had to say and then tell us your Lancôme moment in the comments below.


Shop all our favorite Lancôme products in the Birchbox Shop before they’re gone!