Hot Hairstyling How-Tos

How To: Do a bumped ponytail without a Bumpit or teasing

To make a bumped ponytail start with your hair down. Put your hair up like you are going to put it half up and spray the back with hair spray and pat dry. Next, take a smaller section of the top and spray that two while patting until dry. Next, separate your bangs from the rest of your hair and gently start to pull your hair back into a ponytail trying to make it look as natural as possible. Secure with a rubber band. Spray your bump with hair spray. Next tighten the bottom of your ponytail a...

How To: Use a crochet hook to maintain dread locks

Hold crochet hook with dominate hand, needle facing toward you, hold dreadlock with left hand. In a spot with numerous loose hairs poke needle through dreadlock to other side. Grab loose hairs with needle and pull them through the dreadlock (use hands to keep loose hairs on hook if necessary and to hook more hairs). Be sure to curve crochet hook out of dreadlock so it will not pull loose hairs out the other side. Do not pull crochet needle straight out, this will rip the hair and strip it.

How To: Wear a Bumpit in your hair

Curious about the Bumpit? Is it worth the money? How hard is it to style in your hair? Do you need a hair piece? In this tutorial, learn how to use the leave-in hair insert and how to style your hair while having your Bumpit in! A review of the product is given as well, answering the questions: Is it really "that easy"? How does it stay in your hair? Does it look unnatural and create a weird shape to your head? Is it difficut to remove? And would this work on someone with thin hair?

How To: Spike your hair in an Asian anime style

This video shows you to spike your hair. Many people cannot do this because you need to layer your hair and thin it out. Before you thin your hair dry it for best results. You also need to straighten your hair. You should use 'White Rain' as your hair spray. This is very effective in giving an Asian anime style. The hair wax to be used is L.A.Looks. Put your finger in the wax and take out the wax. Rub it on to your palm and then just rub all your hair with it. Spike the hair at the back. Take...

How To: Cut layers into your own hair

The video looks at how to trim your own hair to keep it looking stylish because you know exactly how much you would want to cut off. Your top hair should be pinned to the top of your head. Sections should be cut off by first wetting the comb and running the comb through the section of your hair you want to trim. A handy Hair Shaper Razor is used. Take a section of hair and jerk the razor slowly downwards at the preferred length. Do it on both sides - making sure that both sides are even. Take...

How To: Style crazy anime hair

In recent years these hairstyles have gained momentum worldwide. This hairstyle was inspired by Japanese cartoons. It also requires enough attention and many hours spent in front of the mirror to try all combinations. Watch this video to learn how to style your hair like an anime character. Look like Goku from Dragonball Z! Warning: you are definitely going to need tons and tons of gel. Don't forget the hairspray, and definitely don't forget to finish it off with your fingers. Remember, detai...

How To: Flip hair out with a flat iron like a professional

Salon Secrets, in this how-to video, teaches you how to successfully flip out or flip in your hair for that iconic look, and gives you some general pointers for styling with a hair straightener. The Salon Secrets video series walks you through different flat iron techniques, demonstrated by a licensed cosmetologist. Finally, learn the REAL way to get that salon finish at home. Watch this video hairstyling tutorial and learn how to flip hair out like a pro with a flat iron.

How To: Sew in a Weave Yourself

Ready to try and sew-in your own weave? It's a big decision. As with everything that concerns our hair, we struggle with the pros and cons and often dwell on what could go wrong. Pixie cut. Perm or not? New shade (of pink, purple, or blue). These are all major decisions because ... well, it's our hair, and hair is such a big part of our style. To get a weave or not calls for careful consideration, and to sew one in yourself, that's an even bigger internal debate.

How To: Create a peek-a-boo highlight when dying hair

Need some help figuring out how to do peek-a-boo highlights at home? It's easy! And this clip will show you how it's done. So easy, in fact, that this home beauty video tutorial can presenta complete and thorough overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this handy hairstyling how-to.

How To: Cut wispy layers into your hair

The author of this video shows how to cut layers into long hair, while creating a wispy layered look. She takes a section of her back hair, and pins it back. She then sections off the top layers, and clips it back as well. After, she is left with the middle section. With this section, she twists about an inch of hair, and lightly chop off the ends. She does this all the way around, and then chops off high layers to make it look more natural. She finishes this look by working on her top layers...

How To: Scrunch & style short hair for a sexy effortless look

In this video, we learn how to scrunch & style short hair for a sexy effortless look. Start off by spraying hairspray throughout your hair, around five sprays. After this, you will massage your scalp, bringing the hair into a curl and scrunch style. After this, repeat again with more hair spray and scrunching spray. Turn your hair upside down and then start to scrunch with your hands. Once you have finished your hair and have the desired curl that you wanted, then you will be finished! You ca...

How To: Do a French pleat or twist

Need help learning how to do a French twist or pleat? Learn from a makeup artist who will get you "twisting" in no time! To start you are going to make sure you have a few things: a smoothing/bristle brush, a comb/backcombing brush, and plenty of hair pins. Step by step, you will learn the tricks to a lovely French twist. Remember, that practice is the key to perfecting this style. Follow the tips in this video and you will be showing off a sexy up-do with a salon look!

How To: Blow dry hair with a diffuser

When using a diffuser to blow-dry hair, turn the blow-dryer on low to keep curls from breaking apart and frizzing. Find out more about using diffusers, including substituting tube socks as diffusers, in this free how to video on haircare from an experienced hairdresser.

How To: Apply blond highlights at home

This video shows you how to easily and properly highlight dark hair with blond highlights at home! First, you need to have your choice of store bought highlights (try Renew highlights!). First, put the gloves on that are provided in the highlighting kit. Get scissors and cut the powder and empty this in the tray. Now add this with the mix given. Stir these together with the applicator brush. Grab a towel, wrap it around yourself to protect your clothes. Select the hair that you wish to highli...

How To: Tie your hair up in a scarf for sleeping

In this video, we are given instructions on how to tie up hair at night before going to sleep. You will nee a satin scarf to do this. First you will make your scarf into one large triangle. After this, clip your hair up in a large clip on the back of your head. Now, put the satin scarf over your forehead and over your entire hair. Now, tie the scarf around your neck and make sure it's secured in the back. you can now remove the clip and take the tie and tie it in the back. Now, take a satin b...

How To: Style a slipknot (aka tie-knot) on micro braids

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tie a slipknot on micro braids. First, braid the hair to the desired length. It is good to braid it close to the end, unless the hair is permed. Now, hold the braid and fix it so that it can be nice and neat. Take a few strands of hair and tie it around the rest of the hair. Now loop it around the finger holding it and put your thumb inside. Make sure to tie it up. Do the same thing about three or four times. Once this is done, take part of the same...

How To: Lighten dark hair & how to cap your head to highlight

In this tutorial, you will learn how to dye your hair like a pro. Get tips and tricks on dying your dark brown or black hair to a nice blonde color without going orange. In addition to learning to lighten your whole head, you will also receive tips on how to use a hair cap to highlight your locks. By highlighting you will create a defined, multi faceted look that will look great and unique. So follow along and get ready to give yourself a professional style makeover.

How To: Use hot sticks to curl your very straight hair

This video shows how to curl very straight hair using "hot sticks." Wash your hair and let it air dry partially. Apply some leave-in conditioner before drying with a blow dryer. Leave the hair slightly damp. Apply some heat control spray to your hair. For loose curls do not use anything else, for tighter curles you can use some hair spray before using the hot sticks. When the hot sticks are warm you are ready to start. Take chunks of hair and wrap around the hot sticks and fold the hot stick ...

How To: Braid hair extentions into your own hair

DaBartist teaches you how to braid hair extensions into your own hair. Start off with hair in the front of your head, as it's easier to control. Grab a strand of hair and then wrap the braid around it once. Your hair should be in the middle now. Twist all the strands once and start going to the left and on top, then to the right and on the bottom with the hair. You can do this until you reach the end of the fake braid hair. Then pull it back and tie it to other strands on your head.

How To: French braid long hair with ribbons

A French braid is good, but how about a French braid that incorporates ribbons? Now we're talking! In this video, learn how to braid ribbons into your French braid to create a unique style, different from the "same old braid". From You Tips 4 U, a great tutorial, free for those looking to take their hairstyles up a notch!

How To: Add rhinestones to your hair for a special occasion

Prom and wedding seasons are fast approaching and there will soon be a ton of occasions where you will need to dress up. In this tutorial, learn how to take some normal craft rhinestones from Michaels or any craft store and velcro them into your hair. By using velcro, you will guarantee the stones stay put in your hair for the entire evening. Adding stones to your hair creates an ethereal, starry night hair look that is perfect for any formal event!

How To: Fake a bob haircut by tucking your hair under

Have you ever wondered how you would look with shorter hair? What about how you would look with a bob, or a lob (long bob) that's recently been worn by A-list starlets like Gwyneth Paltrow and Eva Longoria? Well, thankfully you don't need to chop your precious long locks off to get a taste for this hot hairstyle.

How To: Style long hair into a Victorian era updo

Torrin creates a Victorian up-do with long hair. The style can be done with hair that is at least just past the shoulders in length. Make a ponytail at the base of the neck. Slide the band down a bit and poke fingers through the middle of the ponytail to split the hair. Then pull the ponytail through the split from top to bottom. Separate the ponytail into three sections and make three English braids. Attach the three braids together with one rubber band, leaving several inches of hair left o...

How To: Cut men's hair with a layered effect

DJ Matt shows you the basics of how to cut men's hair. You start out by making a line on the top of the head. You can then make your first cut, or the straight cut on the back bottom. After that, you then make a "down cut" which creates layers. When you get to the "semi-top of the head" you take a comb and rest it along the hair so it is straight. After the comb is in place just clip the top of the hair that is resting along side of it. When you get to the top continue to take long hair along...

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