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How to Get a Longer Ponytail Without Extensions

Prep hair with Amuse Me Foaming Mousse on damp clean hair to give volume and hold. Blow dry with a large round brush and set with a 1-1/2" curling iron.    Step 1 - Gather hair in front of the ears, use a boar bristle brush to smooth hair as you pull it back to the crown. Before securing the pony tail, use a comb to create a triangle shaped section from just below the crown of the head that ends at the nape. Leave this triangle section out of the pony tail.   Step 2 - Secure the pony tail with an elastic hair band. Wrap a piece of hair from the pony tail around the elastic. Use bobby pins to...

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Holiday Sweater Inspired DIY Nail Art

Supply list: Nail file 5 or more nail polishes Base coat, top coat Electrical tape Nail polish remover Q-tips Toothpicks Step 1: File nails to desired length and shape. Apply a base coat and allow to dry. Follow with your base color. We used Turquoise & Caicos by Essie and Jiggle Hi, Jiggle low also by Essie.  Step 2:  Cut the electrical tape into strips. Apply the tape where you want to create lines and patterns. You can design stripes, chevron, plaid and almost any linear pattern. Once you're happy with your design, paint over the tape with your second nail color. When the nail polish is dry carefully remove the tape. Step 3: Once you have removed the tape,...

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Three Hot Hues to Try This Season

Copper reds, icy blondes, and rich chocolate brunettes, these decadent hair-colors where seen all over the runway during fashion week and are brightening up the red carpet. Shiny new penny - Stay warm all winter long with this beautiful hair color. Create dimension by using contrasting copper tones, a darker cinnamon base with subtle honey highlights a couple of levels lighter gives the illusion of a spot light effect. Ice is nice - Ultra cool blondes are a great way to stay lighter throughout winter. Ash blonde combined with beige blondes and neutral tones keep this icey blonde from becoming drab. Hot chocolate - Proof that blondes aren't the only ones having fun! This rich brunette takes full advantage of the way dark hair colors reflect...

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The Man-Bun: A Timeless Love Affair

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” — Yves Saint LaurentWritten by: Brittany Smith - Co-founder Winsome & Wisdom No, I'm not talking about those buns. Rather, the masculine male up-do that has garnered appreciation around the globe in recent months. The new phenomenon, thanks in part to many of Hollywood's leading men, to the likes of Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal and David Beckham. The rugged alternative is tantamount to the more clean cut hard part men's style, both evocative of another time period. This androgynous hairstyle has a long standing fixation atop many historical and influential male figures throughout history. Dating back as far as the 4th century, statues of Gandhara Buddha display a topknot which paralleled today's guy bun. The man...

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