Hot Hairstyling How-Tos

How To: Create a vampire look for Halloween with your hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a vampire look for Halloween with your hair. First, curl your entire head of hair, then put half your hair in a high pony tail. Now, add in more curls on the pony tail and pin your bangs off to the side, using gel to give it a sleek look. When curling the hair, leave some hair on the bottom and only curl the top and middle. When curling the bottom of the hair, only curl the bottom half of the strands, not the entire thing. Next, add some lace to the si...

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: Add volume to short hair

This video shows how to add volume to short hair for anyone with flat or fine hair. Dean Banowetz shows how to add volume using the InStyler Rotating hot iron in this video tutorial. To use this tool, take a section of hair and then curl under to create body at the root of hairs. Do this all around the crown and sides. Then, repeat the same steps for the lower parts of the hair making sure to curl the hair to frame the face. You can fluff up the hair after you have curled a section to avoid h...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Cut your own hair at home

Kelly provides a great video on how other ladies can cut their own hair at home. Benefits of doing this is you will save money, don't need to deal with moody hairdressers, and you can cut your hair the way you want it. She provides great tips and steps through the process while Kelly is cutting her own hair. Following the steps in this video and practicing will ensure you can cut your own hair with confidence and not have to pay for an expensive haircut again!

How To: Curl your hair with a curling iron and add volume

In this video from Bellabern she curls her hair with a curling iron. Section off a piece a piece of hair and use a comb to separate it. Then take the curling iron, put the hair through it and roll all the way up to the scalp while keeping the curling iron moving constantly. Something else you can use is thermal heat spray which will hold the curl. You keep applying this same technique for as many curls as you want on your head. With the bottom pieces of your hair you can curl them a little ou...

How To: Style wavy short hair

Cocorais shows you how to style your short hair into a crimped wavy look with a step by step example doing her own hair. You'll need a heat-protecting spray, a curl-boosting spray, a rat-tail comb, some sectioning clips, hair wax, and a flat iron. Apply heat-protecting spray and then (a lot of) curl-boosting spray. Pin up your hair so you can work with really thin sections of hair. Take one section, and pulling it straight, take your flat iron and move the flat iron back and forth. Iron layer...

How To: Make your hair sparkle for the holidays with hair tinsel and glitter spray

Ever since pop superstar Beyonce wore her bling strands to the 2010 Grammys, sparkly hair has been on trend in a major way. If you've been hesitant to incorporate sparkly strands into your own hair for fear of looking like a 13-year-old beginning to experiment with beauty products, fear not. Check out this video to learn how to tastefully incorporate glittery hair into your look this holiday season.

How To: Fake bangs or fringe without cutting your hair

Have you ever wondered what you would look like with bangs but don't want to cut your hair? Check out this tutorial, then! In this video, Judy will show you how to create fake fringe that looks totally real so you can try out a new look without a big commitment. Have fun and see how many compliments you get on your new bangin' bangs!

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...

How To: Get 360 waves using olive oil

In this video, we learn how to get 360 waves using olive oil. First, buy some extra virgin olive oil and your brush. After this, get a rag and put hot water on it, then ring it out. From here, rub this all over your hair to get rid of any chemicals in your hair. Now, brush your hair as normal all over until it's fully combed. Then, put the olive oil into the palm of your hand and spread it around your head, pushing towards your forehead. Then, brush your hair again until the olive oil has bee...

How To: Curl your hair with a CHI flat iron

This tutorial shows you how to curl your hair with a CHI flat iron. Comb your hair to remove tangles. Section your hair using clips to make it easier to curl individual strands. Take an inch-wide strand of hair and place it between the CHI flat iron about an inch or two down from the root of your hair. Press down firmly on the hair with the flat iron. Slowly slide the CHI flat iron down until you reach halfway down the strand. Twist the flat iron upwards and all the way around in a circular m...

How To: Create a short curly bob without cutting your hair

Do you have long hair but want short hair for a day? With this video you can do that easily! First, section off your hair so half of it is up. Then, take the bottom portion and braid it. Tie it off at the end, then roll this into a bun and stick it to the base of your head. Next, let the top of your hair down and tease it at the top. Use a straightener to curl the front of your hair into spirals and then use it to straighten out your bangs. From here, spray hairspray in your hair and then you...

How To: Create Snow White inspired hair

In this how-to, watch as the talented make-up & hair extraordinaire, Kandee Johnson recreates the hair of the classic Walt Disney princess character Snow White. If you're looking to try this look this Halloween or for your next costume party, be sure to search for the Snow White makeup tutorial hosted by... none other than Kandee Johnson!

How To: Braid extensions into hair

You will need 2 packs of kanekalon hair extensions, gel, for a firmer hold. You will also need clips to get the hair out of the way and a comb to make straight lines. A lighter is also used, to seal the ends. You first want to separate the air into sections. Put a little bit of gel at the root of the strands. You get the strand of extensions between your thumb and index finger, with the strand in the middle. Then you braid the extensions with the natural hair and twist so the two of them bond...

How To: Straighten hair with a Brazilian blowout treatment

Ever hear of the Brazilian Blowout? No, it's not that… pervert. The Brazilian Blowout is a special hair treatment that perfectly straightens your hair. It leaves the hair totally frizz-free, shiny and effortlessly manageable. And this treatment is not a relaxer for the hair. Relaxers are very damaging to hair, and the Brazilian Blowout is the exact opposite. It infuses the hair with keratin, a hair protein, that makes the hair exceptionally soft and smooth for at least 12 weeks.

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: Create an adorable floral formal teen bun

Little girls are always in a rush to look just like their mommies. Just think pint-sized fashionistas like Suri Cruz and Courtney Cox's daughter Coco, who was recently caught by the paps wearing the same ruby lipstick as her mommy on a stroll. While we don't think that wearing makeup is all that age appropriate for a five year old, beautiful, youthful hairstyles are.

How To: Highlight with bleach using a cap

Why spend so much money at the salon when you can highlight your own hair at home? In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to highlight your own hair using a cap to apply streaks and section highlights. Brighten up your look with help from this guide.

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