Friday, May 14, 2010

Hair-Do How-to #4: Beachy Waves (or Barbie hair)

Ok, Please excuse my nerdy-ness. It took me a million tries to get this, sixth time's a charm I always say! Anyways, I promised this months ago and I'm really sorry it has taken me so long to do it. I was planning on one more "Dress Your Best" post, but Fridays never seem to work out for me, outfit wise. So second best thing:

video

Let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you for all of the sweet comments this week, I loved reading about your favorite books, and your favorite parts of yourself as well. I think "Dress Your Best" was such an amazing idea, and something that I think everyone should think about more often. The good parts are always better to focus on than the parts you'd rather change. It's so easy to get caught up in celebrity culture, magazines, etc. and that's why I think blogs are so important, they offer an alternative. An alternative voice (yours) and an alternative point of view (about a million points of view!). Anyways, I just wanted to write a general Thank you for all of the support this week and for reading my blog.

Oh! and I'll be launching a new template this weekend, so don't be alarmed if you visit the site and things are a little different, just a new column and a few new features! I'm excited!

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

32 comments:

Fabiola "Fab" said...

I want your hair!! so long and bouncy! great tutorial!!!

darcy; said...

I don't know that I've ever commented on your blog before (maybe on another hair tutorial), but I've been reading for quite some time. Your outfits are always beautiful and I really do adore your hair tutorials as I have long thick hair as well. Your blog is one of my favorites, and I just wanted to say hi! since I don't know if I ever have.

:)

Liz said...

You are so cute! This was really helpful, but I think I need gorgeous hair like yours to get that volume! So jealous :)

♥Lola said...

Gorgeous! I've attempted the look myself, I filmed a quick video response/shout out over at my blog :)

Hope you have a great weekend!

The Vintage Girl said...

Great tutorial - really easy to follow!

xo The Vintage Girl

http://thevintagegirlblog.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

Sooo...a few months ago, I was super close to chopping off my hair. And then I started reading your blog as well as Elizabeth's of Delightfully Tacky....needless to say, I have fallen head over heels in love with my thick, long hair. It's actually not very curly - a little wave if I don't blow dry, but I do love it. Too much, haha.

The Boob Nazi said...

I have too short of hair. Bo

pauline said...

what curling iron are you using? mine takes so much longer than yours.

Becca Jane said...

Great tutorial! I will have to try this.

singingcynic said...

I love your sense of style and your writing -- I will never stop reading your blog! I've noticed, though, that most fashion bloggers seems to have the same waif-like body type that models have. Can you recommend any curvier bloggers that I can look to for inspiration to "dress my best" as well?

Laura said...

Great tutorial. I'll have to try it out...it looks easy enough for even me to do! Ha!

I would also like to know what kind of curling iron you're using. Mine is terrible and I'm on the lookout for a new one.

Have a great weekend!

- Laura, owleyesblog.blogspot.com

Dee said...

This was really helpful! I'm a bit dense when it comes to styling my hair, and I've always wanted to find a way to curl it at some point, so thank you for putting this together! It should get me out of my straighten-all-the-time slump.

Clare said...

You don't look like a poodle :)

I'm so jealous of your hair, wish I could do this...

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The Daily Fashionista said...

Fun tutorial!!! It makes me wanna jump off the couch and go buy a damn curling iron finally (i've been forgetting to get one for about 2 months).

Lisa said...

Great tutorial! you make it look so easy, but i guess you just have the perfect hair for this style! mine is so straight and weirdly slippery i can hardly tease it let alone curl it...and if it actually works it doesnt stay that way for longer than an hour or two...:D

Angie D said...

Thanks, Julie! What a cute video, and great pointers!

I'm going to try doing it this morning!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love your beachy waves, so thanks for the tutorial!

Awkward Socialite said...

Great tutorial! Too bad my hair's not long enough to try it. Meh

Alyss Jane said...

Thanks for the video!

Alyss

crimsonandlace.blogspot.com

Evan said...

You are adorable! And I love your accent...and the hair. I also have big hair and stupidly cut it all off a couple of years ago, so I've been wearing it up while I patiently grow it out. Its finally a tiny bit past my shoulders and I'm able to make it wavy, but I haven't quite mastered it without looking like a poodle as well. So thank you for this! And as a matter of fact, I mentioned you on my blog yesterday BECAUSE of your hair. Its fate, I tell you. Fate.

http://www.anerdlikeme.com/archives/782

Lizzie Prule said...

Wooww.. your hair is beautiful!
I'm totally addicted to your blog x



http://backtolizzieprule.blogspot.com

An said...

love your blog and your hair. what curling iron are you using? Greets from germany.

Fashion Butter said...

you are adorable. thank you for posting this! I can't wait for my hair to grow back out myself ... I had a bit of a miscommunication with my hairdresser and she chopped off a ton of it .................

www.fashion-butter.com

zoë, lion heart vintage said...

oo thanks for the tutorial (i've said it before, but you truly are adorable on camera!).

:)

PS love those curls! they're very unpoodle-like.

Stéphanie said...

I adore your fabulous style !
http://prettydarling.canalblog.com/

Diya said...

wah great tutorial only too bad my asian hair would NOT bend/curl/stay up no matter what I do.

http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

Diya said...

thanks for adding me to your blog roll! I've always checked your blog/outfit posts via weardrobe but I think I'm going to add you to my reader bc I always miss these video posts.

ps. adding you to my blog roll too...

Liz said...

So adorable great tutorial. I do this too except instead of curling my hair inside the clamp I just wrap little sections around the barrel for less *poodle-y* curls :)

Erika said...

Beachy waves make me think of Brigitte Bardot and Blake Lively. Amazing tutorial. I will definitely be rocking this style during the summer - and year-round!! :)

Em-Jae said...

WOW -- I can't believe how FAST your hair curls! I am jealous. I have to hold the curling iron in my poor hair for-ev-vah before it gets the littlest bit curly... :(
Be thankful for the amazing hair that you've got!!

Jenna said...

I always find your hair to be so unique and well-fitting.

And I agree about not wanting to look like a poodle.

marieteris said...

Thanks for the tip:)
Your hair is so lovely, girl. Wear it with proud!!

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