Holiday party season is about to kick into overdrive, and that means you need some new hair tricks to wow your friends, family, and coworkers—especially when you’re going straight from the office to the party.
So you’ve mastered the French braid and aced the fishtail. Now what? The waterfall braid is the next big trend in braids—and it looks way more complicated than it actually is. This technique might take a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be braiding up a storm.
This hairstyle is about to become one of your go-to looks. It’s a classic, chic style that’s fitting for a day at the office or a weekend rendezvous. Best of all it takes less than five minutes, and anyone with medium-length to long hair can pull it off. All you need is a sturdy headband and some hairspray to finish. Watch to find out why our entire office loves the “Princess Roll.”
Much like Shaggy’s dancehall hit ”It Wasn’t Me,” the basic French braid is so 2001. Right now, it’s all about the classic staple’s modern-looking successor: the French fishtail. This style is dressy and easier than it looks; it will have your holiday party date complimenting you on your creativity.
In another video favorite starring Katia, our fearless leader demonstrates how to get a pretty crown braid. Perfect for hot and cold weather alike, its a fool-proof way to camouflage slightly dirty hair and jazz up last year’s party frock.
From your SO’s office party to your family’s Thanksgiving feast, this new take on the topsy tail (yes, that topsy tail) is sophisticated enough for any event. To make sure your upgraded pony stays sleek all night long, spritz on multitasking uniqONE All In One Hair Treatment, a lightweight styling mist that tames frizz, detangles, and demands more volume from limp strands.
Good news: purchase a Birchbox subscription today and you’ll score our amazing November Birchbox. Packed with topnotch samples from can’t-miss brands, it has everything you need stay gorgeous all month long.
Fall is the perfect time to break out of a beauty rut. The seasons are changing and so should your style. We know it’s easy to get stuck wearing the same ponytail and eyeshadow everyday but trying new styles can be very rewarding. Here are four ways to shake up your makeup and hair routines without going overboard:
1. How To: Contour Your Face
Don’t let contouring intimidate you. Birchbox staffer Deepica proves it really is simple to execute. This tutorial will help define your face and make your cheekbones pop while still looking natural.
2. How To: Fill in Your Eyebrows with Benefit Brow Zings
We’re firm believers that filling in your brows should be added to any makeup routine. It adds instant polish to your face, can make you look more awake, and helps frame your eyes.
Happy first day of summer! With all your upcoming festivities—BBQs, brunches and beach days included—we know you’re too busy to bother with complicated hairstyles. Which is why we rounded up these four simple braid tutorials to help you keep your hair in check no matter what your activity.
It’s that time again: time to dust off your dancing shoes, practice your receiving line small talk, and get reacquainted with those online registries. That’s right: wedding season! In the event that you’re not getting your hair done professionally—which helps you save up for all those plane flights!—we’ve got you covered. Below are five of our favorite wedding appropriate hairstyles to get you to the church (or city hall) on time. Now you just have to worry about giving that toast.
Modern Topsy Tail Updo
Editor Meredith has been to about a million weddings, and she’s become a pro at doing her own hair and makeup for the events—whether she’s a bridesmaid or just a guest. This new take on the topsy tail (yes, that topsy tail) is sophisticated enough for any event.
If you’re anything like me, you probably get into a hair rut every once in a while. Working at a beauty company certainly makes it easier to find hair inspiration, but week after week I still find myself sporting the same styles 90 percent of the time: down and slightly messy, or up in a ponytail. For May, I’m aiming to expand my hair horizons with some new work-appropriate styles. Keep reading for five of my favorite hair tutorials, featuring styles you can easily do before rushing out the door in the morning.
The French Fishtail Braid
The French braid is soooo over—it’s all about the French fishtail now. Just kidding, but this style is dressy and easier than it looks (plus, it will have your coworkers complimenting you on your creativity).
The Princess Roll
Equally cute for work and a dinner with your parents, this style is a crowd-pleaser in the Birchbox office. Bonus: Remove the roll at the end of the day for happy-hour ready soft waves.