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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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.
We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration and e-commerce site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind Lover.ly will be sharing their expert advice for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.
(Photo by: Elizabeth Messina on Kiss The Groom via Lover.ly)
We’re all about the wedding trends, but when choosing your hairstyle, we absolutely adore the classics! There’s a reason that wedding updos like the French twist, low chignon, and high bun are always in style: these looks are elegant, flattering, and oh-so-lovely. Here are some of our favorite traditional and time-tested updos to inspire your wedding day look.
Your New Favorite Everyday Hairstyle: The Princess Roll!
Stop everything. This cute, super easy hairstyle is about to become your new go-to style. Not only is it a favorite among Birchbox staffers, but it’s a highly requested tutorial from our members. We can understand why: it takes less than five minutes, requires nothing but a simple headband and some hairspray, and can easily transition from the office to a dinner with the ‘rents.
Read the original Birchbox Princess Roll tutorial here.
North Korean salons allow women to select from 18 pre-ordained haircuts. (Photo: AP)
Most of us have experienced the pre-haircut indecision that accompanies every visit to the salon. But if you’re a woman living in North Korea, your options don’t feel as overwhelming…because the government dictates your hairstyle. According to the New York Daily News, women living under Kim Jong Un’s regime can select one of 18 cuts ranging from a blunt bob to a shoulder-length perm (as evidenced by the photo above, which was taken at a North Korean salon). And here’s the real kicker: single women are required to keep their hair on the short side, while married women are allowed to wear perms and slightly more flamboyant styles.
It’s been extra cold in New York this week, and everywhere we look there are beanies, furry caps and structured wool hats galore. We love a warm noggin in the wintry months, but we also like to have the same voluminous, gorgeous hair that we’d sport at any other time of the year—a serious conundrum. That’s why we asked celebrity hairstylist Bridget Brager for her best tips on avoiding static, preventing flat hair, matching our styled strands to the right cap and more.
Here are 5 tricks to help you avoid hat hair.
Need more beauty tricks to get through these colder months? Here’s how to combat winter dry skin.