accessories

wEDDING cRASHERS / cOURTNEY

As part of our profession, we get asked to crash a wedding or two… make the bride and her bridesmaids look as beautiful as ever! It seriously some of the most fun (and stress?!) we can have on a Saturday morning. The sky is the limit when it comes to bridal hair… Up, down, curly, straight, romantic, loose, classic, headbands, etc. .. It can make your head spin with all the options. So we thought we’d share some of our own bridal styles that we’ve had the privilege to create to give you all some more inspiration for your wedding day hair.

20140129-172820.jpgHere’s one of favorite brides, our dear friend Courtney.

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The look was a little undone, loose curls all gathered at the nape of the head with a little volume at the crown. The look was finished off with a gorgeous crystal beaded headband.

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Look for more wedding crashers in the future… because we love our brides!

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oUR fAVORITES / lAST mINUTE gIFT gUIDE

kerastase-powder-bluff-dry-shampoo

Kérastase Powder Bluff Dry Shampoo – Not only does this stuff smell amazing but who doesn’t love clean hair without all of the work! This non-sticky, non-powdery formula sucks up oil while adding back some volume you may have left on your pillow. Skipping the shampoo in the shower everyday also helps to keep your hair healthier.

Murad Mask

Dr. Murad Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask – I’m obsessed with these little pink packets. They are basically an at-home chemical peel for a fifth of the cost, perfect for a spa night at home. Fifteen minutes with this bad boy on leaves your face feeling softer and fresher than ever. The bast part is that it’s all chemical exfoliation, so there’s no grit left on your skin post-treatment. Get a box for a friend and a box for yourself… because these are too good to share.

Curl Stick

Hot Tools Curl Stick – If you don’t know about the curl stick yet, it’s time to get in the know. This little tool is basically a curling iron without the annoying clip. To use, you simply grab hair and wrap it around the iron then release it to create that nice beachy wave look. I must warn you… I’ve been using this bad boy for a couple of years now and still burn my fingers on the regular. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

moroccanoil

Moroccanoil – Packed with argon oil and essential vitamins and minerals for healthy-hair, this little brown and blue bottle will last you longer than you think. It’s a versatile gift that not only detangles and conditions, it also speeds up drying time and can be used as a finishing products to tame frizz and fly aways. Who wouldn’t want that?!

seche vite

Seche Vite Top Coat – I know your hands aren’t technically ‘above the neck’ but they are still in the beauty department so we’ve added this amazing top coat nail polish to our list. It might not look like anything special, but we assure you this stuff is legit. It dries in about a minute or two…as in put it on and go to sleep and smash your hands in your covers two minutes later. I know it sounds scary, but I promise your nails will still be shiny and crinkle-free in the morning. I’ve done it PLENTY of times and it never ceases to amaze me.

SoBronze

SoBronze Instant Body Bronzing Mist – Tan in a can! If you can’t afford to gift a great vacation (do people actually do this?!) than you can at least give them that ‘I just got back from vacation’ glow. It might not work for our friends in the south, but us kids in the north know that the winter months can bring out the whitest of white hue to our complexion. I know I practically glow in the dark come spring. And since tanning beds were soo 2005…it’s truly the best alternative.

Don’t forget…a gift certificate to their favorite salon is also always a great choice! It’s the gift that keeps on giving, all year-round 😉

oUR fAVORITES / wINTER wEATHER aCCESORIES

It’s that time of year again…Winter ( not technically, but it’s cold enough for us Virginians). And so it begins, the quest to find warm winter accessories that keep you from freezing your ass off while still retaining some attractiveness. We know this all too well seeing is that we both walk to work all winter long. So here it is… a few of our favorite hats, headbands and ear muffs available this season.

Nordstrom - Cable Knit Headwrap - Collection XIIX

Nordstrom – Cable Knit Headwrap – Collection XI

Topshop - Premium Floppy Hat

Topshop – Premium Floppy Hat

Twist Turban Headband

Etsy – Twist Turban Headband – Myhaircraftshop

J.Crew - Toscana Shearling Earmuffs

J.Crew – Toscana Shearling Earmuffs

LUCRETIA - Aldo

Aldo – Lucretia

Pearlescent Bead Headwrap - Forever21

Pearlescent Bead Headwrap – Forever21

Now if we can only find something to keep Brenna’s hair tracks from showing when the wind blows…