lighten up

I kind of just woke up one day recently and decided I wanted to be a blonde. I’m not sure what sparked the change, really–maybe the increasingly nice weather we’re having has me game for a lighter shade, or maybe it would just be a really fun way to mix things up. I’ve never been…

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DIY moisturizing hair mask (from your kitchen!)

I’ve put my hair through its fair share of rough patches. I heat style it on the reg, I’ve dyed it on occasion–I even sprung for a Coppola Keratin treatment last summer (which I loved the results of, but in the end it was too $$ and too damaging to continue doing). While it’s in…

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your valentine’s day look, simplified

If you could narrow in on the days in a women’s life where she wants to look especially pretty, Valentine’s Day is probably one of them. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, there’s just something about the holiday (at least, I think) that makes you go extra-feminine, extra-girlie and extra-pretty for a few days….

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jose eber hair curling wand [+] giveaway

  If you caught my tutorial yesterday, you know that I’m pretty much obsessed with my Jose Eber curling wand. I’ve long wrestled with my naturally curly hair, and it wasn’t until I bought a Jose Eber wand about a year ago (in pink, naturally) that I really got my method for loose, undone waves…

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short waves hair tutorial

Loose Waves Tutorial from Alyssa Longobucco on Vimeo.   As you can see from spending a little time around here, there’s a hairstyle I tend to stick to quite often, and that is loose, messy waves. Ever since I was little, I’ve had very curly hair, so styling it into smooth waves seems at once…

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spring (hair) awakening

  If there’s ever a time to accessorize your noggin, it’s the months between April and August. Not only are the options extra cute, but they’re so fun to wear that you might even forget you hair is a greasy, frizzy mess (or maybe that’s just me).   The trends this year are a little hippie-chic, a…

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short styles: the neon bobby

  As some of you may have noticed (and sweetly commented on!), I recently chopped my hair–big time. With over seven inches gone, it soon became fairly evident (over a few blow-drying freak outs) that some of my go-to styles were no longer possible. I sadly waved goodbye to my ol’ faithful top knot and…

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be a date night beauty

source: Liz Von Hoene for Nordstroms    We’re going to talk about date looks, but trust me when I say we’re not going to talk about the whole “here are beauty looks guys like so do this” thing. I’m a firm believer in wearing and rocking what you like–trust me when I tell you the guy you like will…

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making friends with hair oil

From L to R: Oscar Blandi|Shu Uemura|Organix|Ojon|Josie Maran I’m here to tell you this: forget everything you thought you knew about oil. It’s not the enemy (shocking, I know). If you’re worried that using it will lead to you looking like a huge grease ball, don’t be. Oil is actually your saving grace. I wasn’t…

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easy (and pretty!) braid tutorial

How did you learn to braid? If you were anything like me, it was probably with your American Girl dolls (I couldn’t decide whether I liked Samantha or Molly better) and at slumber parties–and to be honest, I never really came out a pro. If I needed my hair french braided, my mom would take…

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