Rachel Bilson could easily take the cake for one of the most influential style icons of our generation. Setting fashion trends left and right and launching her own visionary footwear line with ShoeMint, Rachel’s influence doesn’t stop with fashion – recently she rocked a “faux bob” hair style on the red carpet, proving that a girl doesn’t need to get a drastic chop at the salon to look like she took off a few inches. With the summer heat still going strong and always in need of a way to mix it up, us Minkettes are digging this easy and ‘cool’ solution to summer hair. Just follow the tutorial below from Style Noted to get started!
Photo: Style Noted
Step 1: Towel dry hair to damp. Apply styling whip from roots to ends.
Step 2: Use a comb to create a deep side part, then blowdry hair with a paddle brush.
Step 3: On the side of the part that has less hair, apply hair gel, and use the comb to slick it back behind the ears.
Step 4: Loosely gather the hair on the other side of the part, and pull it back behind the head. Pull together both sides into a low, messy bun, and pin in place. Make sure the gelled side is pulled tightly into the bun, while the other side is loose and carefree.
Step 5: Tug a little bit on the loose side to create a low swoop. Randomly pull out a few strands of hair for a messy faux-bob.
When you think scalloped edges, you probably think cute Kate’s Paperie place cards or a feminine silk blouse – but not eyeliner. Straight from the creative minds The Beauty Department, we’re bringing you a new, fun take on the retro cat-eye look – scalloped eyeliner!
P.S. – We love that they chose teal eyeliner – the color of the moment here at Rebecca Minkoff! Check out some of our favorite teal pre-fall looks here!
The weekend is officially here and it’s time for a Friday night-o-fun. While choosing your outfit can often times be a laborious process of trying on everything in your closet, choosing the right hair style can be equally as daunting. So, to help inspire your Friday night getting ready / pre-party, we’ve selected our favorite five hair trends for summer to top off your look!
#1. Ponytail with a Braid – Simple and chic, this look is a go-to for day or night.
Photo: via Pinterest
#2. Beach Waves – Always a winner for summer, beachy waves never go out of style and look gorge on everyone!
#3. Pastel Ombre – Obviously you won’t be dying your hair tonight (or maybe you will), but we’re loving this pastel ombre trend right now. And guess what, you can create this look temporarily with chalks! Click here to learn how!
#4. The Fishtail Braid – From the runway to real way, the fishtail braid is a go-to look for instant sophisticated-meets-bohemian style.
Photo: via The Fancy
#5. The Top Knot – Isn’t it funny how throwing your hair up in a bun after a late night or a long day can somehow become the hottest trend to hit fashion? The top knot is a no-fail look, especially on a hot summer nights.
How cool is this lip balm from Organic Island? They use real beach shells and fill them with organic lip balm and a mirror – the perfect summer beauty essential! Snag some from OrganicIsland.com.
It may not be summer yet, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t start trying out our favorite summery manicures. This strawberry nail tutorial from The Dainty Squid is at the top of our must-try list. The secret is using pinking shears to create the zigzag – and the rest is super simple! We can’t wait to pair it with a crisp white dress for a chic summer look.
Materials: red nail polish, green nail polish, black nail polish, a toothpick, pinking shears, scotch tape
1. Paint nails red.
2. Cut 10 strips of tape with the pinking shears and apply one to each nail.
3. Apply the green polish over the tape at the top of each nail.
4. Gently remove the tape immediately after you have painted each nail.
5. Use black nail polish and a toothpick to add little dots to each nail.