Ever since we saw this hair strutting itself down the runway, it’s been love. But, since not everyone has a team of 20 around at all times to do their hair, The Beauty Department took it upon their stylish selves to create the easiest tutorial to help you achieve this look!
- Start with wavy hair– natural or with a curling iron. We used a 1″ curling iron.
- Create a middle part.
- On the left side of the part, create a basic 3 strand braid. (You can get fancy and do it french braid-style, only taking new hair from the top if you’re a champion braider!)
- About 4-5 inches down, tie the braid off using a clear elastic.
- Gently pull individual pieces as you see in the photot to create a messier looking braid.
- Repeat on the other side.
- Now join the two braids together in the back using another clear elastic.
- This is what the back should look like. Take a second to check it using a hand mirror. It shouldn’t be perfect, you just want to make sure you don’t see any weird bumps popping up.
- Right behind the place where you joined the two braids together, gently grab a strand of hair and slowly pull it out above the elastics (see photo). Spray with a light hold styling spray or thermal protectant spray.
- Take your 1″ barrell curling iron and create a barrell curl (start at the bottom and roll up).
- Release the curl and roll it back up.
- To make the rosette, gently pull the curl apart and give it some texture with your fingers. We twisted ours a little in the process, clockwise. Then use a small bobbypin to secure the rosette to the elastics.
- Create a 3 strand braid using the remaining pieces that hang down from the elastics.
- Gently pull and it give that braid some texture as well.
Voila! Editorial perfect hair, perfect for all hair types!
Why does it seem that every time we’re in the gym, there is a bevy of beauties fully made up?! Isn’t the point to sweat it all out? Where does your make up go when you’re in the midst of a full hot yoga session? Well, we have the answers below, and you’ll swear by a bare face after this!
Heavy foundation, powders, and concealers can lead to clogged pores. While you sweat, your pores open up to “breathe”, and that can let in all your hard face work. Even mascaras, waterproof or not, aren’t the best idea. They can run and get in your eyes, not a good look, especially when there’s a cutie running on the treadmill next to you.
Don’t let that scare you from sweating though! The warming up of your skin does allow for a deeper clean once you’re home. Think of it like how your esthetician steams your face before your facial.
It’s ok to wipe your face with your shirt! Sweat, for the most part, is just your body cooling itself off, and isn’t going to contribute to skin issues. With that being said, don’t wipe under arm, groin, or foot sweat anywhere— those are the places which do harbor the smelly, bacteria filled sweat.
Be careful about cleaning up at the gym. Although those towels might look bright and clean, they aren’t necessarily washed and replaced as much as they should be. It’s best to bring your own towel, and keep it hanging on a rack—not laying on a bench or counter top.
If you’re waiting to clean up until you get to the comforts of your own home, don’t wait too long. 30-45 minutes is the maximum amount of time you should go before showering off your good deeds in the gym. Staying in your LuLu Lemons can lead to body acne and other issues. As tempting as it might be to finish your errands after you finish your work out, take the time to clean up before you ship out.
It all sounds so simple, and we’re sure you already know this all, but a little reminder never hurts.