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Prom Look With a Flat Iron

Today, we are bringing you a fabulous, simple, and easy to do hair tutorial courtesy of guest blogger Sarah McCormick, who specializes in writing in the hair, skin and beauty genres. Sarah has put together a clear cut, simple style to give you braids, curls, and volume all in one. This is one article you don’t want to miss if you want to look prom fresh and gorgeous. This is also a smart option if you’d rather save the money you will otherwise be spending at a salon for rush service to get hair you might not even end up being completely satisfied with.

From here, we hand the article off to Sarah – and we hope you all enjoy this tutorial!

Hi ladies! Welcome to my tutorial on how to get a beautiful prom look with a flat iron. It’s easy enough that anyone can do it – and it’s also not time consuming at all. Here’s how you can get the look I created.

Prom Hair with a Flat Iron Tutorial.

What You will Need:

  • Fine tooth comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Flat Iron
  • Hairspray
  • Hair decorations such as hair jewels, tiara, studded pins and etc if you desire (optional)

Here’s how to achieve the look I have created in the pictures:

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Step 1: Start out with flat, straight, smooth hair.

Grasp the hair around the crown as if you were creating a half-up, half-down style.

Step 2: Grasp the hair around the crown of the head as if you were creating a half-up, half-down style. Lift that hair high into the air and backcomb underneath that area, making sure you are careful not to cause any breakage or damage to the hair.

Release the hair, smoothing out the top layer with a comb.

Step 3: Release the hair, smoothing out the top layer with the comb.

Create two small braids on either side of the face.Once braided, wrap it around the back, securing with bobby pins.

Step 4: Beginning with one side of the head, you are going to want to create two small braids on either side of the face. Once the hair is braided, wrap it around the back of the head, securing with bobby pins. Repeat the same for the opposite side of the head.

Take a flat iron and add curls and waves.

Step 5: Take your flat iron and add curls and waves to the hair left hanging on the shoulders. You can be dramatic if you’d like, creating tight, springy curls, or you can create a softer look which contains more waves. I went with a medium curl. You can also curl the hair further up the hair shaft for a fuller look, however; I chose to curl the ends of my hair because I think it looks nicer.

Spray the hair with a good hairspray

Step 6: Spray the hair all over – especially the curls – with a good hairspray with full or mega hold to retain the curls.

Completed Look.

Step 7: If you like, add a tiara to feel like a princess, diamond studded bobby pins as accents, hair jewels, or other hair decorations to give your look a fancy feel. Now, you’re ready to hit the dance floor and look your best – and the best part is, you created the style yourself! So much fun, so pretty, and so simple to do.

Thank you very much for checking out my tutorial – I look forward to creating more beautiful tutorials for you soon!

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Woman looking into the mirror after getting ready for the prom.

How to Do Your Own Prom Hair

Woman looking into the mirror after getting ready for the prom.

There is magic in the air in the halls of your high school: prom night is fast approaching, and everybody is talking about what they’ll wear, what their plans are for parties, and who’s going to what party. You’re still focused on what hair style you’ll wear – because you haven’t got the slightest clue. You know you want to do your own style, and create something beautiful and unique. That’s where Lionesse comes in!

In this helpful article, Lionesse will show you how to create your own perfect prom hair style that you can be proud of – and it doesn’t take much effort, since we bring each style step-by-step to you in this detailed article on creating your own prom style with eloquence. These three styles will give you a surefire hairstyle that will be timeless and classy – and you’ll be the belle of the ball.

Woman sporting a beautiful half up, half down hairstyle.

Half Up, Half Down – With Style
One of the most popular hair styles for the 2015 prom season – and for many years past – is the half up-do, half down style. This style is simple and easy to achieve on your own, and you can get the look within 30 minutes.

Simply tease the crown of the hair to add some volume to the updo portion. From there, smooth out the hair on top with a fine toothed comb. Gather half of the hair as you normally would for any half-up, half down look and bring it to the back of the head, securing with a clear elastic. From there, curl the hair that is in the ponytail and then the hair that rests on the shoulders. You can add more dramatic curls by making the curls tighter, or make soft waves using your flat iron. Be sure to give your hair a once over with a good quality anti-humidity strong hold hairspray to keep the look all night. This is one of the easiest looks to master at home.

Young girl with long and smooth hair.

Sleek and Smooth
For those who want a sleek, smooth look, opting for flat ironing your hair is generally the best option. Simply spray a heat protecting spray onto your hair, flat iron as normal, and add a hair serum from roots to tips after completed that provides shine, frizz protection, and protection from humidity. Simple, easy, and beautiful, this look is ever classy for the prom.

Beauty Blogger showing you how to do a Braided Chignon hairstyle.

Braided Chignon
The braided chignon style is super easy, super cute, and looks lovely no matter the style of dress or makeup you are going for. Not only will this style last all night, but it will look glamorous like the ladies of the red carpet.

To create the braids, simply grab a section from the side of the head towards the front, braid back, and pin with a bobby pin. Repeat the same for the opposite side. From there, gather all of the hair to the back of the head and wrap into a chignon by holding the hair straight up into the air, twisting it until tight, and then wrapping it into a bun to the back of the head. Keep the chignon on the lower side of the head as low buns are trending for spring 2015. You can then mess the chignon up a bit if you like the messy look, or keep it looking sleek. Pin to the back of the head with enough bobby pins to make you feel as though the hair is secure, and give it a spray with a good strong hold hairspray.

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Plasma Hair Treatments for Better Hair?

For those with thinning hair, it can be difficult to find a solution to help you get a fuller, thicker head of hair. With the multitude of products available claiming to boost the volume and texture within the hair, many fall flat on their claims. Lionesse has discovered that there is another way: plasma hair treatments. Plasma hair treatments give those with thinning hair or thin hair a boost in the fullness and amount of hair they have.  Read on to learn more about what hair plasma treatments are, and what they can achieve.

Woman getting a treatment at a salon.

What Are Plasma Hair Treatments?
Plasma hair treatments are generally performed by a trained medical doctor and are administered through injections. Plasma is platelets found within the blood and they are responsible for healing and clotting of the blood when injury occurs. In terms of helping hair regrowth or to aid in the thickening of the hair, doctors believe that hair growth halts or stops when injury of the scalp occurs. They also believe plasma can stimulate the hair roots and follicles to begin regrowth and heal themselves. The process of receiving hair plasma treatments occurs in the following manner:

  • Blood is collected from your vein, as it would be if you were to get routine blood work completed. From there, the blood is put into a centrifuge where the blood is spun for approximately 15 minutes. During this process, the blood plasma separates from the whole blood, giving doctors something to work with to use on your scalp.
  • General anesthesia is applied to the areas of the scalp where the injections are to take place. This will make the process as painless as possible, and give you some comfortability.
  • A micro needling device will be ran over the areas in which are to be treated. This micro needling will cause microscopic damage to the top layer of the scalp, allowing for the human body’s reaction of the healing process to begin.
  • Directly following the needling process, the plasma is injected into the areas which were micro needled, allowing for the plasma to work with the body’s healing response.
  • The process takes approximately 1-3 hours to complete, and will involve minimal amounts of pain. Once general anesthesia has worn off, you may feel a bit more significant amount of pain. This can be treated with over the counter pain relievers such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen.

What Can Plasma Hair Treatments Do?
This process has been shown through science to be very effective in regenerating new hair growth for thinned hair. They can help the patient achieve fuller, thicker hair and begin the regrowth process.

Not everybody is a candidate for this particular procedure, however, so it’s always best to check with your doctor and assess your medical history before undergoing this procedure. Those who have diabetes or any scalp infections are not likely candidates for a plasma hair treatment.

Count on Lionesse to constantly keep you up to date on the newest innovations in the hair care world. Be sure to check back frequently for trendy articles on the latest in hair care.

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Hair Cocktails – Mix Hair Products for Your Best Hair

Sometimes, all it takes is a little boost of your favorite hair products used in conjunction with one another to give you the boost you need for the best hair you’ve ever had. For those who haven’t heard, mixing hair products and making somewhat of a hair cocktail to apply to the hair can give your hair the best head start to a terrific style and a fabulous hair day. Lionesse is here to show you how it’s done, and give you the bare bone basics of obtaining your best looks and styles. None of these tips are too much to handle for anyone; they are all simple and easy to follow – which, of course, we all love. Read on!

Beautiful woman with wet curls posing for the camera.

Mousse & Gel for Wet Look Curls
For those who have naturally curly hair, permed hair, or who want the look of wet, tight curls, try incorporating a curl based mousse and gel together and applying at the same time to get the wet curl look. This is appropriate for any occasion or event, and is an easy fix in the morning after your rushed shower. You can let the hair air dry for a wetter look, or use the blow dryer for a not-so-wet look after styling and adding product to your hair.

Woman with beautiful shiny hair wearing a trendy eyeliner.

Frizz or Shine Serum & Gel for High Gloss Shine
By mixing equal parts of frizz or shine serum and a bit of gel, you can give your hair a boost of much needed shine – no matter what style you are going for. Whether you want waves, curls, or straight, flat hair, this cocktail of product will leave your hair looking soft, shiny, and manageable – all while appearing brilliant and sleek.

Woman with soft wavy hair in a natural background.

Curling Lotion & Gel for Soft Waves
If the look you’re going for incorporates a soft wave, such as a beach waves for the season, you can get the look by either using sea salt spray, or by concocting a special hair cocktail made from curling lotion and gel combined together and applied to wet or damp hair, scrunching the hair, and using a diffuser on the blow dryer to look like a beach babe. Otherwise, let the hair air dry to give it the added effect.

Woman with straight shiny hair in a white background.

Relaxing Lotion & Serum for Shiny, Straight Hair
When you want to get a smooth, sleek, elegant look with shine, opt for a relaxing lotion and a shine serum to mix together, forming the perfect combination of products to provide you with the sleek, beautiful hair you crave. You can then use a flat iron on the hair once the product is dried. This is a simple and easy way to get the sleek look you desire.

Lionesse encourages you to play around with the hair products you currently have in your bathroom. The only way to know if products complement one another is to try them. We hope you will give one of these styles a try, and will feel smart, sleek and beautiful.

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Rules for Frizz Free Hair

The alarm clock buzzes, and you shut it off, rise up out of bed, and make your way to the bathroom. You switch on the light, and catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. Great; another day with frizzy, unruly hair. Isn’t there something you can do? Lionesse has some answers to help you get the frizz free, beautiful hair you want – and most of them require next to no effort aside from normal activity. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to ensure your hair stays frizz free between washes.

Woman with frizzy hair.

Humidity is Your Worst Enemy
The one thing hair that is prone to frizz hates more than anything is humidity. If you have ever noticed, during the summer months, when you walk outside into the humid, sultry air that your hair goes from human to lion’s mane in .03 seconds, chances are you are prone to frizz. Humidity is essentially water. Hair that is prone to frizz doesn’t mix well with water. Avoid humidity at all costs, if possible. If you are taking a shower and don’t plan on washing your hair, simply put your hair into a bun, secure it, and put a plastic shower cap over your head until the shower is finished. When going outside during a rain storm or after a rain storm when there is humidity in the air, or during the summer months, be sure to use an anti-humidity hair spray and hair serum before stepping foot out the door. Another tip is to wear your hair in a ponytail or bun to protect the strands from the moisture.

Woman blow drying her hair.

Air Dry vs. Blow Dry
When you use a blow dryer after the shower to dry your hair, you could be causing more harm than good to your hair. Frizzy hair can have a tendency to frizz even further if the wrong blow dryer is used. When you absolutely must blow dry your hair, opt for a hair dryer infused with ions to combat the frizzy hair and a paddle or round brush for smoothing out the hair as you dry small sections at a time. Whenever possible, allowing the hair to air dry and then style, or flat iron, the hair is always the best option.

Woman using a flat iron to treat frizzy hair.

Use a Flat Iron
For those who don’t want to deal with frizzy hair, using a flat iron can be a life changer. Ceramic flat irons are generally the best for those who have frizzies, because they smooth the hair and generally allow higher heat levels than those of other materials, causing the hair to become straighter faster, for longer periods of time. Those with curly or frizzy hair shouldn’t opt for a steam flat iron, as the steam (humidity, remember?) will cause and create more frizz problems as the outcome. Flat ironed hair can stay unwashed for a week to ten days, and look fabulous with simple touch ups. For an added bonus, add a hair serum into the mix of flat ironing and you will have perfect, sleek, smooth hair that lasts.

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Romantic Hair Styles

Beautiful woman with a romantic hairstyle

Spring is in the air, and that means love is in full swing. This is a season for renewal, and with that, comes time to renew your hair style ideas. Lionesse has some fantastic, beautiful, and sweet romantic hairstyle ideas that you can try out to impress the one you love – and they aren’t overly difficult or hard to achieve. Some of these are a bit casual, others a bit more elaborate and elegant – and we hope you will give them all a try for special occasions, or just to spend time with the one you love.

Curly, Messy Updo
This is a super easy to do hairstyle that looks absolutely stunning. To get the messy updo look, you will need to curl your hair in various sized curls, separating them with your fingers. Pull all of the hair back using your fingers, rather than a brush, as if you were going to put your hair into a pony tail. Then, twist the hair into a messy bun or chignon and let the curly pieces fall wherever they lay. Simple, easy, and cute, this style can be dressed up with studded bobby pins, and can go with nearly any outfit or for any occasion.

Low, Messy Braid
Simple and easy enough, this low, messy braid will look beautiful and very romantic – and it only requires a few steps and minutes. First, you part the hair down the middle. Then, take some dry shampoo and spray the hair vigorously, especially on the top and crown area of the head. From there, gather all of the hair to the back of the head as if you were going to create a low ponytail, but keep it loose. Braid the hair very loosely into a simple 3 strand braid, and secure the braid with an elastic – clear is best, or one that matches your current hair color. Mess the braid a bit, pulling sections a bit looser for a messy effect. Any pieces that come loose from the braid can be curled, waved, or left to sit where they lie – and no matter what, it will look perfect.

Half Up, Half Down with Waves
This style requires a bit more to it than the previous styles, but it’s still easy to achieve. What you will need to do is apply a root volumizing mousse from roots to tips of the hair, and then blow dry the hair with a round brush. From there, you will wrap small sections of hair around a curling iron, leaving the ends free from curling. Once each wave is released from the curling iron, gently tug on each wave to give it a loose effect. Part the hair down the middle, and then begin backcombing the hair at the crown of the head to give added volume. Be sure to do this gently to avoid damaging the hair. Gather the hair from behind the ears as if you were going to do a regular half up, half down style, and pin into place with bobby pins, ensuring you don’t use too much hair in the process. Voila!

Braided Messy Low- Do
This style is a bit braid, a bit updo, and a bit down low. Messy, elegant and sexy, it’s easy to complete – and only requires a few minutes to do. Begin a fishtail braid at the crown of the head, and after a few passes, begin to form a messy chignon. Pin into place, and allow some pieces to fall out. You can even keep a few pieces around the face out of the equation by leaving them out of the braid to begin with, giving a soft effect around the face. Spray with a soft hold hairspray to secure.

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The Wave Look

Romantic Hair Two Ways with a Flat Iron

Lionesse is back with yet another tutorial on creating a sought after style – the romantic look. Nothing is more romantic than soft, billowy waves incorporated into some of our favorite styles. That is why today, we are bringing a guest blogger to you to show you two different – yet simple – romantic styles you can achieve using your flat iron. Guest blogger Sarah McCormick is a beauty and hair blogger from Florida, and has two fun, romantic styles to share with you today to encourage you to try one of these styles for yourself. Without further ado, we hand the post over to Sarah.

 

Romantic Hair Styles
Hi everyone. Today, I am going to be demonstrating how you can achieve two very simple, very easy to do romantic looks that don’t require anything but a flat iron, a mirror, a hair tie, studded bobby pins if you like, and some hair spray. These two simple styles can really make your look special, and would be the perfect look for a date night or romantic dinner. They are fun to achieve, and even more fun to wear. Let’s get started!

Sarah McCormick shows you how to get the Braided Ponytail with Waves look.

Look 1: The Braided Ponytail with Waves

To get this look, you will need:

  • Hair tie
  • Studded bobby pins (optional)
  • Hair spray
  • Teasing comb

Here’s how you can get the look!

Braided Ponytail with Waves

Step 1: Start with smooth, flattened hair that is completely dry. If you want to, apply a heat protectant spray before making use of your flat iron.

Backcomb under to give added head shape.

Step 2: Grasp about a 3-5 inch section of hair on the crown of the head. Gently backcomb under to give added head shape, volume and depth in that area. When finished, smooth out the hair on top with the comb, but be sure not to comb out the back combed section.

Finished Back Comb.

Step 3: Gather all hair to the top side of the head as if you were going to make a pony tail on whichever side you prefer. I chose to do my style on the right side.

Grasp Hair for Short Braid

Step 4: Using all hair, create a simple regular three strand braid, making only three passes, and secure the braid with the hair tie. From there, you can use a bobby pin to mess the braid up and loosen it a bit, or leave it taught – it’s up to you. I chose to leave it taught to the head.

Create some soft, flowy waves .

Step 5: Taking your flat iron, create some soft, flowy waves in the ponytail. You can achieve this by putting small sections of hair into the flat iron one at a time, clamping gently, twisting the flat iron either backwards or forwards – I prefer backwards –  and pulling down gently with the iron, releasing it about one inch above the bottom of the hair. We want to create waves, not curls. Once the hair is released, gently pull down on the wave to open the wave up a bit, and move on to the next section of hair. You want these waves to be barely there, but enough that it adds dimension and style to the hair.

Add waves to ponytail

Step 6: Insert some diamond studded bobby pins, if you like, into the section where the small braid sits. This is optional.

Finished Braided Ponytail with Waves Look

Step 7: Give a quick once over with hairspray, and you’re done! Simple, easy, elegant and beautiful.

 

Now, for our next simple and easy romantic look.

The Wave Look

Look 2: Soft Waves and Flips
This is one of the most simple looks to achieve with a flat iron, and it looks fantastic, romantic, sexy and is great for any occasion, event, or even to wear to work. Here’s what you need to get the look:

  • Flat iron
  • Hairspray

To get this look, you will simply need to create some angles, waves and flips. This is easy to do by maneuvering the flat iron to the style you are opting for. In this case, to get angles, you will curve the hair in towards the face. To get flips, you will take the flat iron to the bottom of the hair, flipping outwards in a backward motion. To get waves, you will complete the same process as you would for flips, however; you will want to start mid-way up the hair, rather than at the bottom, and will stop about an inch before you reach the bottom and release the hair.

Here’s how to get the look:

Create angles towards/around the face.

Step 1: Create angles towards/around the face. These angles can be sharp, but be sure you don’t pull the flat iron around too much, because you will instead create curls.

Create waves and flips of various sizes

Step 2: On the remainder of the hair, create waves and flips of various sizes. I do them all over, always starting midway down the hair for waves, and flips at the bottom of some of the hair.

Finished Wave Look

Step 3: Spray with hairspray. Easy as pie! Looks stunning, and can be worn for any occasion.

Sarah McCormick with the Wave Look.

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70s style

How to Rock 70’s Trends Today

It seems as though everywhere we look, the 70’s retro look is back with a vengeance – not that it’s ever left, but there are more trends currently ongoing that resemble the classic ensembles of wardrobe, fashion, hair and style than ever before since its original time. Lionesse wants to take hold of that trend, and show you how you can achieve the 70’s trends in today’s world – in style. With a few simple modifications, you’ll achieve this look on your own – and it’s very easily done with things you already have at home. Read on to learn more.

Woman with a beautiful floral crown on her head

Flower Power
Floral crowns are bigger than ever right now – and they are the perfect look to bring the 70’s back, while looking stylish and trendy in today’s world. They go with pretty much everything – but why not opt for a nice, spring like dress and or pair of bell bottom or flare bottom jeans with a cute vest and frilly top. Also, floral prints are all the rage right now – harness your inner flower child and rock some daisies!

Girl with a headband on, rocking 70s tremd

Headbands and Head Wraps
Head bands and head wraps are, and always have been, a cool retro trend. To really get a 70’s inspired look going, opt for the stretchy head bands or wraps that go around the head as opposed to on the head. Look for headbands with beads, tassles, fringe or floral patterns to really channel your inner hippie.

Bangs/ fringe in her hair

Fringed Bangs
Finged out bangs are definitely a 70’s inspired look, and you can get that same look today by heading on over to your hair stylist. We wouldn’t go as far as to say let’s go all out and all rock the Farrah, but fringed bangs are a great place to start your 70’s transformation – and the great thing about them is, if you decide you don’t love the look – you can get the straightened across – and they will grow back.

French manicure

French Manicure
The look began in the 70’s, and it’s lasted till this very day. The French manicure is a great way to keep your fingers looking pretty, while cutting back on the time spent painting and repainting your nails – which is exactly the reason this style was developed in Hollywood all those years ago. Opt for white tips for a classic look or get creative by adding colors, floral pattern, or whatever else you fancy.

A beautiful bag with fringe tassels.

Fringed Bags
Fringed bags, cross bodies, purses and backpacks – they all harness the look of the 70’s, and are perfect as a beauty trend in today’s world. If you want an original look, opt for something like a dark brown or tan suede bag, with lots and lots of fringe. We just can’t get enough!

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Vests
You don’t need to go crazy with this trend, but it can look really cute when you pair a vest with an outfit for that extra pop of flavor. Opt for fringed vests, add some patches or pins, and you’ll be ready to rock n’ roll!

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Trends Born at Music Festivals

Music festivals usually incorporate art, culture, and vibrant crowds of people from all walks of life, brought together for the love of a mutual respect for all of these things combined. They are home to some of the trendiest styles and looks – many of these styles making their way to the streets, and the runway. Some of these trends, fashion experts say, just need to die. Lionesse would like to explore some of the different trends born and bred at music festivals, and share that interesting information with all of our lovely readers today.

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Bandanas Over the Face
Originally, as far as music festivals are concerned, this trend was incorporated for mosh-pitters who didn’t want to inhale or eat dirt and debris while they banged their heads; it quickly evolved into a trendy fashion statement at most – if not all – music festivals. This is one of those looks fashion experts agree needs to die, and they suggest rather than wearing them over your face like an outlaw, why not tie one around your neck instead?

Woman wearing sunglasses in her costume in an indoor setting.

Underwear In Place of Clothes
This, in all of our opinion’s here at Lionesse, is the trend that needs to die the most. Wearing underwear in place of clothing is not only disturbing, but it’s extremely distasteful. There is nothing attractive about walking around, virtually naked, in front of thousands of people. Rather than rock this look, why not opt for a cute bikini top and a pair of fringey shorts? Not only will you look super cute, seasonable, and comfortable, but you will also avoid the risk of being arrested for indecent exposure. Win-win situation for everyone.

Woman showing off her fringe style boots in an indoor setting.

Fringe on Everything
This is one style we can’t get enough of. Let’s just say it is our favorite trend that was born at a music festival. When it comes to fringe, music festivals have got it all figured out. Although fringe style wasn’t necessarily born at music festivals, doing it to the extent that it is done at the festivals is another story. You can find fringed boots, shorts, purses, vests, and belts at the festivals. We can’t get enough! Long live the fringe!

Woman wearing bindi and jewels over her eyebrows.

Jewels and Bindi’s
It seems like, at every music and arts festival, there is a wide and vast array of women with jewels lining their eyes, brows, and cheeks – and that’s okay, because we love this look if done tastefully. We wouldn’t recommend gluing them all over your face, otherwise you may end up looking like a studded pin cushion – but a few around the eyes is a cute look – even for daily wear or a trip to the mall. Try multi-colored jewels, or go with diamond-esque jewels for a more classy look. The same is true for Bindi’s – wear only one, and keep it small.

Although it’s difficult to say for sure whether or not all of these styles, among others, have actually developed of formed at music festivals, it’s safe to say that these festivals have made these particular things famous.

Lionesse strives to bring you the best in interesting entertainment, and we’re sure this article was no exception. Be sure to think about these things as you’re getting ready for your next music festival – it might make you smile, laugh, or avoid making a huge fashion mistake.

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Spring Hairstyles to Try Now

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Spring is the time for revamping everything about your wardrobe, color palettes, cosmetics, and even your hair. You might be ready for a drastic change, or perhaps you are only seeking something minor in terms of new styles you can try out at home. Lionesse has some ideas and tips to help make the process less grueling and tedious, and help you look your best in today’s post.

Change Your Color
After emerging from the dark months of winter, and the darker hair color you may have opted for during these long, cold, dreary months, it might be time for something lighter, which has the ability to catch more of the sun’s rays and bring you into spring looking more cheerful and bright. Going for something a shade or two lighter than your current color is a great place to start. It won’t be overly drastic, will help you ease out of what you’ve been used to, and they can play up the style with some added highlights to give you more of a brighter look. Or, you could opt for something totally new and off the wall, and choose to go a lot lighter than you’ve been used to. Ask your expert stylist for their advice – and find pictures of colors and styles you are interested in to show your stylist. They will usually never steer you wrong.

Get a New ‘Do
Opting for a new haircut might be just what the doctor ordered, so to speak. Spring is here, and with it comes change. This is the perfect time to change up your hair style to something shorter, sleeker, more radiant and sexy. If you have really long hair, it might be difficult for you to make a huge transition into something like shoulder length or shorter, so perhaps adding in some layers, angles and bangs is all you need to get a new look. If you’re the dare devil type and want to go crazy, changing up your look entirely, why not try a cute, super short pixie cut? Whatever you choose, be sure you absolutely love it – and that it will look good on your face shape and complement you – before making the decision.

Try an Easy to Do Updo
Trying an easy to do updo at home doesn’t require much time or patience, nor does it require much experience. Ponytails, buns of all sorts, braids, and curly pinned updo’s are simple enough to learn, and with a little practice, you will have some new styles to wear all the time. YouTube is a great place to learn, with hundreds and thousands of hair tutorials available to view.  You will become your own hair stylist in no time! Or, you could seek out pictures of updo’s you love, and try your best to study the image on your own, practicing the style yourself – no videos needed.

Catch Some Waves
For something springy and easy, try some beachy looking waves. It’s a light, classy style that looks good on any girl, regardless of hair color, density, length or style. A simple sea salt spray and a blowdryer is all you will need to achieve this sexy style. Simply spray your damp hair with sea salt spray, scrunch upside down, and blast it with the blowdryer until it’s halfway dried. Let the remaining hair air dry, and viola -  instant waves that will last all day.

Add Some Shine
You will want to add some shine to your finished style, because it makes the hair appear more sleek, sexy, and radiant. Isn’t that what spring styles are all about? Try products that offer a boost of volume and shine. Or, if you already have voluminous hair, try a product that gives you tons of shine, but no weighed down feel.

Excitement for Change
Lionesse knows you’re excited to change up your style for spring, but by trying out some of these ideas, we think you’ll be happy with the end result. One final tip: just because you like a style, it doesn’t mean it will look good on you. Always remember to ask for expert advice before making the decision to do something drastic before actually doing it.

Wishing you a happy Spring season!

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