Tuesday Tips! Secrets from a Hair Artist...
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
By L
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Happy Tuesday everyone!!! 

Well...Happy Wednesday actually.

We're a bit late on Tuesday tips this week due to unforseen circumstances,

but all is well now, and better late than never!

 

We've really enjoyed creating Tuesday tips for you guys, and hope you guys are enjoying them too!

although you seem to be enjoying them silently...where's the love guys? :)

 

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Today we have an awesome hairstyling tip, 

and an even more awesome guest contributor.

 

We're beyond thrilled to introduce you to our dear friend, 

Hair Artist extraordinaire, super talented & overall inspiring lady-

The beautiful Erica Hardy!


 

 

Erica is an award winning hair stylist, with award winning skills.

Recently back from Vegas where she demonstrated

her fabulous techniques at the Redken symposium.

But even more impressive than that, is her passion as an artist.

Challenging conventional ideas, and creating unique beauty everywhere she goes.

 

*Note: All color, cut, and style, in this post by Erica Hardy*

 

 

 


 

 

If you want her to work her magic on you...

Find her here: 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/erica.hardy.35?fref=ts 

Salon #: 361-980-1488

 

Just don't make the same mistake i've made in the past! 

 Book in advance, her schedule fills up quickly! 


 

We highly recommend that you hire a professional hair stylist when preparing for a photoshoot,

this is especially important if you'll be outdoors. 

A skilled stylist that has worked on photoshoots will know what tools and products

will produce the most photogenic looks, as well as keep everything in place without looking stiff.

 

Another reason to consider hiring a pro is that a hairstyling session can be very relaxing!

Most people will have a certain amount of nervousness before a shoot (models included)

so trying to do your own hair could lead to a lot of needless stress, 

and can be very time consuming.

 

*Makeup: Megan Martinez*


The look above was created for the Renaissance Antiques Fashion Show.

Erica spent 3 hours creating this look.

She curled, straightened, and crimped varying strands of hair

while incorporating wire, yarn, and lace into others.

The result was truly transforming, and exceeded all expectations!

 

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But for today's tip-

We have something anybody can do!

A simple preparation to add a bit of oomph to an everyday look...

 We've all seen those awesome braids that everyone's been wearing,

messy, thick, statement braids.

 

 

So when Erica shared this trick with me I was really excited!

Mostly because it's easy, which means even I can do it. 

 Secondly, because it really makes a huge difference in the final look.

 

 

To achieve this look:

 

For girls with thin hair, or extremely straight hair:

1) Use a crimping iron to crimp the hair that you will be braiding

2) Brush it through, instant texture!

3) Braid loosely

 

Curly or Wavy haired girls:

1) Let hair air dry naturally for the most texture

2) Brush through

3) Braid loosely

 

That's it!

It's so simple, and really makes a difference.

Perfect for the upcoming spring & summer boho looks!

 

 

 

Let us know if this tip worked for you, or if you have some fab tips of your own!

Thank you for joining us today & please let us know if you would like to keep seeing Tuesday Tips!

 

 

Have an enchanted day!

L+R

 



 

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Lynn bray - You truly are fabulous!! I miss you and so does my hair. I am so happy for you all that you are sharing your talents. These pictures are beautiful. Keep posting them. Looking forward to next Tuesdays tip!!!