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Simple Holiday Hair & Makeup Tutorials

December 20, 2010 at 8:30 am , by

During the holidays, finding the perfect gifts and being a top-notch mom, wife, daughter, sister or hostess, take top priority. While making sure everything and everybody else is ready for a holiday party, we barely have time to concentrate on getting ourselves prepped to go out. Here are four quick-and-easy hair and makeup tutorials to help you through the holiday season:

1) Dressed-Up Ponytail by B. Jones Style
Stylist and blogger Beth Jones shows you how to create a fun version of the ponytail for any holiday party. This quick, tousled updo is the perfect dressy hairstyle for a lady-on-the-go.

2) Elegant Hair by Johnny Lavoy
Ford Model hairsylist Johnny Lavoy, adds an elegant, holiday twist to the simple braided chignon. To create this look, all you need is a couple of hair elastics, some large hair pins, a couple yards of ribbon and no more than 10 minutes. The entire holiday party is guaranteed to shower you with compliments.

3) Bluefly/Beauty.com Holiday Looks w/ Tina Turnbow & Ted Gibson
Bluefly and Beauty.com have teamed up to bring you expert advice to create the perfect holiday look. Celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson and makeup artist Tina Turnbow show you easy techniques to successfully create two different holiday styles, one curly and gold, the other sleek dramatic.

4) HOT HOLIDAY ECO MAKEUP: Bold, Red Lips – Be the Red Carpet Starlet!
If you want to wear a pop of color this holiday season, red lips will never do you wrong. Try Ethical Bella’s ‘Bold, Red Lips’ video tutorial inspired by the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2010 runway with makeup artist Tara Pallante. Plus, there are step-by-step written instructions on the EthicalBella.com.

Beauty Coach: Hair Extensions

January 7, 2010 at 4:50 pm , by

Love a big makeover? Check out Kate Gosselin’s long new tresses, courtesy of celebrity stylist Ted Gibson. Gibson used Great Lengths, which are natural hair extensions that are bonded to your own strands. A style change this dramatic takes time (Gibson spent nearly 20 hours) and doesn’t come cheap–Great Lengths run from $750 -$4,000, depending on how much hair is used.



I’ve personally experimented with hair extensions and really like the clip-on variety. Compared to bonded or braided extensions, clip-ons are affordable and simple to remove. (Although they aren’t a good idea for short crops like Kate’s because you need enough hair to hide the clips.) If you have medium length hair or a longer bob with layers and would love extra volume or length, then you can definitely pull them off.

Since I’ve grown out my hair, I only wear my extensions for special occasions, like plumping up a bun for wedding. I may try them this spring to pull off this cool braid from the Alexander Wang show.

Want to give extensions a try? I recommend: Hairdo Clip-in Extensions, $79 or Ted Gibson Clip-In Extension Systems, $149. And check out these expert tricks on how to apply clip-on hair extensions.