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Effortless Wedding Hair: Lover.ly

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.

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(Photo by: Karoliina Barlund on Minna via Lover.ly)

Laid-back, 1970s style is a big trend in weddings right now, so it’s no surprise that effortless hairstyles inspired by the decade are high on brides’ request lists, too. This new take on romantic bohemian style is a little more urban and a little more rough around the edges than popular styles from a few years ago, and it’s the epitome of unfussy chic. Here are our favorite looks from Lover.ly to inspire you.

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2013’s Hottest Bridal Hair Accessories: Lover.ly

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 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 best tips for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.

When it comes to bridal head pieces, we’re thinking beyond the veil. Smaller hair accessories, from birdcage veils to flapper-style headbands, are the looks we love for 2013. Here are our favorite picks from Lover.ly:

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(Photo: Jen Huang on hushedCOMMOTION via Lover.lyBHLDN via Lover.ly)

The birdcage veil is a classic look that is totally on-trend right now. Accented with flowers, feathers, or jewels, or just kept simple, this mini veil is incredibly versatile. We love it with a chic updo; keep it sleek with Sedu Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment.

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Score the Madewell Look, Your Weekend Workout Playlist and More: Reading List

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news you need to read this weekend.

Catch up on the rest of the news that you missed from this week by checking out our Morning Must Reads.

Sleek and Defined on the Runway: Guest Blogger

When it comes to hair, stylist Amalia Moscoso of The Hair Dame knows what she’s talking about. From the latest and greatest products to the hottest celebrity hair trends, Moscoso has a range of expertise which she’ll be sharing all week long right here on the Birchbox blog. 

Fashion weeks around the world have finally come to a close and we’ve carefully taken note of all the fantastic hair trends that appeared on the runway this season. We saw many styles from complicated updos to giant curls, but one trend in particular remained consistent throughout the shows and unlike the many avant garde gowns, this look can easily be worn everyday. 

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Catch the Perfect Waves with the Sedu Iron: Guest Blogger

When it comes to hair, stylist Amalia Moscoso of The Hair Dame knows what she’s talking about. From the latest and greatest products to the hottest celebrity hair trends, Moscoso has a range of expertise which she’ll be sharing all week long right here on the Birchbox blog. 

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Summer is almost here and we swear we can already smell the coconut-scented sunscreen. But while we’re racing to the gym to prepare for bikini season, we also want to spend a little time perfecting our summer tresses. The seasonal look we love most? Effortless beach waves. It doesn’t matter whether you’re landlocked in Nebraska or on the islands of Hawaii, this gorgeous style will make you feel like you’re on vacation everyday.

We know it seems daunting at first, but with our easy step-by-step guide and the use of our favorite Sedu Iron, we promise your hair be summer ready in no time.

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A Cautionary Tale of Curling Irons and Burnt Hair

This totally gasp-inducing video of a young lady burning her hair off with a curling iron made its rounds in our offices this morning, and our editors were universally shocked. We’ve all casually wrapped our strands around a hot iron plenty of times before, and none of us could imagine what it’d feel like to lose an entire section of hair. Yikes!

We were especially surprised because as far as we could tell, this young beauty guru’s technique was spot on. (Heat up curling iron, take small section of hair and wrap, leave for a few seconds to let the curl set.) From what we can see in the video, the fault didn’t lie with her, but instead with the overly-hot rod that she was using. Our recommendation to ensure that you don’t accidentally singe your locks? Invest in high-quality tools that maintain heat at a safe temperature. 

Have you ever accidentally lost some of your locks in a battle with a heated tool? 

—Bre

For a hair tutorial with a happier ending, check out our video on using a clipless curling iron to score perfect waves.

VIDEO: Getting Easy-Breezy Waves is as Simple as Using This 1 Tool

Lately I’ve been a little obsessed with wavy hair. My hair naturally dries stick straight and has a bad habit of flattening out evenafter I’ve spent hours blow-drying, curling, and hairspraying it. Call it a case of the grass is always greener, but I’m loathe to step out of my apartment without at least a little wave in my strands.

So when Birchbox staffer (and former proprietor of an underground salon in her dorm room) Bridgette offered to show us how to curl hair using Sedu’s genius clipless curling iron, I jumped at the chance to get her on set. Watch the video after the jump to learn her technique for natural-looking, never over-done waves. 

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Want Olivia Palermo Hair? A Clipless Curler Might Be Your Answer

Olivia Palermo. (Photo: aahairstyle.com)

So here’s a major beauty confession: I am actually really bad at curling my hair. It’s funny because I’ve actually gotten quite good at updos and fancy braids, which definitely require a lot more skill and patience. But the simple Olivia Palermo wave (she’s one of my ultimate hair crushes, just in case you were curious) has always eluded me. Not a ringlet, but definitely not something you get from just using salt spray and air drying—I’ve never been able to get the look quite right. For the longest time, I thought maybe I could get this effortless tousle with a flat iron, and many women do, but I’m just not that good at it. For me, the answer is a clipless curling iron.

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Singer Tristan Prettyman’s September Birchbox Picks

We’re huge fans of singer Tristan Prettyman. And just when we thought we couldn’t love her anymore, the gorgeous star gave an incredible performance last week to a small group of our subscribers here in New York. This week, she kindly offered to write a guest post for us on one of our favorite topics: new products she’s discovered through Birchbox.

Tristan with our co-founders, Hayley and Katia.  

I am actually writing this from Portland, Oregon where I have just returned from the greatest camping trip ever out near Mt. Hood. One of my best friends moved here nearly three years ago and I had never come to visit her. Especially since I’ve been traveling non-stop recently, it’s been nice to take a short break. I was just in NYC where I was busy running around promoting my new album, Cedar + Gold (coming out on October 2nd), and while I was in town I performed at Birchox’s Sample Stop event. 

The Birchbox ladies are such gems, and the event was jam packed! I performed some new songs from my album, and also got to make a very special Birchbox from all the amazing samples they had at the event. To be honest, I just learned about Birchbox a couple months ago. While I’d been hearing all sorts of things about it, I hesitated to sign up for something monthly because I am never home. But I finally did and last week, I got my first box, The September Issue. I especially loved the the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo, which came in extra handy on this recent camping trip. It was a small, but glorious luxury item to have in the midst of camp fires, lake swimming, sun bathing and breezy nights. 

This month, I was also excited for Sedu’s Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment with Pure Moroccan Argan Oil, which is great for post-camping since the outdoors can really take a toll on your locks. But most of all, I am looking forward to using Color Club’s custom Birchbox cobalt blue polish, Insta-This.  

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VIDEO: How To Curl Your Hair With A Straightener

Who needs two tools when one will do the job? We’ve come to rely on our flat irons for way more than just straightening locks and smoothing frizz—nowadays we’re even using it to curl our hair. In this week’s video, Birchbox staffer Bridgette shows us how to get the look. 

Straightening and curling is just the beginning for our favorite Sedu Revolution Flat Iron