How to Style: Hair Scarves

Scarves are so much more than just an accessory for your neck. When it comes to scarves, there are endless options of how to elevate an outfit using a scarf. One that’s often overlooked, despite being so simple, it putting a scarf in your hair! Using a scarf in your hairstyle is not only eye catching but so customizable. You can choose from a variety of lengths, patterns, colors, and materials to get all different kind of looks. For example, if you’re going for a more bohemian look you could try a longer scarf with earth toned colors, or use a striking patterned scarf to spice up a monochromatic outfit. There are also so many different ways to style the scarves in your hair. You could simply tie the scarf around your head, braid it into your hair, or do a more advance wrap. With so many possibilities, it can be a bit overwhelming to narrow down what look you want to aim for. Luckily for you, we’ve got some inspiration to help you see what new looks you can try out!

Winter Hair Care

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Is the cool air drying out your hair? Is your blow dryer giving you split ends? It happens to all of us and easily ruins a good hair day. Lucky for you, we’ve found some great store bought and DIY products, as well as some simple advice, to help keep your hair and scalp hydrated and strong all winter long! Plus, most of our suggested products are available at Target, Amazon, or Sephora!


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Hydration is key! Make sure you are using a leave in conditioner if you wash your hair on a daily basis. For thick, wavy, or curly hair try Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave in Conditioner, for fine hair try Carol's Daughter Mirabella Plum Leave-In Biotin Conditioner, for colored hair try Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioner Repair Cream, and for a multitude of hair troubles try FORM Multitask Leave-In Lotion.

You should also treat your hair to a once-weekly deep conditioning treatment to replenish moisture. We love Kératase Nutritve Masquintense Hair Mask for all hair types, Ouidad Curl Immersion Triple Threat Deep Conditioner for thick and curly hair, and Alterna Haircare Caviar Repair Treatment Masque for highlighted and colored hair.

If you can skip wetting your hair, opt for dry shampoo and only wash three times a week. Try Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo or Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo (only $5!).

If your scalp is very dry, try using a scalp and hair oils such as Shea Moisture 100% Pure Monoi Oil or Living Proof's No Frizz Nourishing Oil.

Remember to use a heat protectant product if using heated styling tools. NEXXUS Nourishing Hair Oil and Joico K-Pak Protective Hairspray are our top picks!

If you can manage, trim your hair often to eliminate split dry ends, and avoid over-coloring as well! And invest in a humidifier! Your hair and skin will thank you!

Love wearing hats in the winter?! Try to find hats with silk or satin liners to deter frizz, or wrap your hair in a silk scarf before putting on your hat!


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If you want to save money, or have a spa night on your couch, try these DIY winter hair care products! They all promote healthy hair growth, shine, and hydration! Just mix all ingredients together until smooth, apply to the hair (especially the scalp and ends), comb through, put in a bun for 30 minutes (or cover with a shower cap if your hair is short), then rinse with shampoo and leave in conditioner! Feel free to add your favorite essential oils to any of these recipes!

  • Avocado Mask: 1 avocado, 2 tbsp. of coconut or olive oil, and 2 tbsp. of honey
  • Mayo Mask: ½ cup of mayonnaise, 2 tbsp. of honey,  juice from half a lemon, and 1 egg (optional)
  • Egg and Yogurt Mask: 1 egg, 1 tbsp. each of full fat yogurt, coconut oil, and extra virgin olive oil

Flowers in Your Hair Inspiration Board

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If you are as obsessed with flowers as we are, you’ll want to incorporate them in every way possible for your wedding. Your bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and arrangements for your ceremony comprise of flowers, but there’s one more place to add a floral touch--your hair! Whether it’s just a few flowers and leaves, or a full flower crown, your hair will look undoubtedly gorgeous all day long. Use flowers consistent in all floral arrangements to tie together your color theme and personal style. Also, be sure to choose flowers with sturdy stems so they stay in place. If your budget is constricted, opt for synthetic floral clips; they look just as beautiful!

For this inspiration board, we highlighted florals and colors of the fall season: sunflowers, hydrangeas, anemone, calla lily, and red, orange, and yellow (purple and blue accent), colors.

Summer Haircuts

There are few feelings in the hot summer months better than cutting off your locks! Although some may be intimidated by cutting their hair, here are some fun summer cuts that will inspire you to go short this season!

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Put a modern spin on the classic bob haircut! With a long bob, commonly known as the “lob,” you can have the experience of having a bob, but still keep some of your hair on the longer side!

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If you’re weary on cutting your hair super short, having a nice medium hair cut will still get rid of those dead ends and give you a lighter, fun haircut for the hot summer months!

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Take a risk and cut off all your hair! Although it may be a big leap, you can still jazz up your hair with fun accessories or even with different hair colors. With a pixie haircut, you’ll be sure to stay cool all summer long!

Wedding Hair Accessories

An important decision that relates to your wedding hairstyle is deciding what, if any, hair accessories you want. There are numerous options for hair accessories, from simple barrettes to long veils, and most accessories look great with whichever hairstyle you get for your big day

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The classic hairpiece for your wedding day is wearing a veil. Veils are very traditional at weddings, and go with almost all wedding gowns and hairstyles!

 

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Feel like an absolute princess on your wedding day by wearing your own tiara! Go with the classic tiara, or opt for a more fun and whimsical one with different shapes!

 

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Be creative and match your hair with your own bouquet! With greenery being a big trend in weddings this year, why not add some fun greenery to your hairstyle as well?!

DIY: Hair Masks

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Just like taking care of your skin, it’s also very important to take care of your hair! Whether you have short hair or long hair, there’s plenty of deep conditioners and hair masks to bring your hair back to life. To save a little money, here are some of our favorite DIY hair masks!
For all masks, you can double the ingredients for longer hair.

 

1 Egg Yolk
2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp. Honey
Combine ingredients in a blender or whisk ingredients together. Apply the mask evenly throughout damp hair, making sure to cover damaged ends. If you have long hair, tie it up. Then, cover hair with a shower cap or towel and let the mask sit for 30 minutes. Wash out the mask with shampoo and conditioner. For best results, apply the mask once weekly.

1 Sliced Banana
2 Tbsp. Plain Yogurt
1 Tbsp. Honey
Combine ingredients in a blender or mash the banana and whisk ingredients together until well-blended. Apply the mask evenly throughout damp hair. If you have long hair, tie it up. Then, cover hair with a shower cap or towel and let the mask sit for 30 minutes. Wash out the mask with shampoo and conditioner. For best results, apply the mask once weekly.

1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Juiced Lemon
1 Tbsp. Honey
Double recipe for long hair. Combine ingredients in a blender or whisk together until well-blended. Apply the mask evenly throughout damp hair. If you have long hair, tie it up. Then, cover hair with a shower cap or towel and let the mask sit for 30 minutes. Wash out the mask with shampoo & conditioner. For best results, apply the mask once weekly.

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7 Steps to Glam Braids: Brush. Salon Exclusive Look

Brush. Salon Exclusive Look

What you'll need:

Fine-Toothed Comb

Rat tail Comb

Milk Shake Shaping Foam

Milkshake Open Air Hairspray

Bobby Pins

Small, Clear Elastics


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Starting with clean hair, evenly distribute mouse and blow dry completely. Section at the back of the head and behind the ears. Begin curling horizontally at the nape of the neck, spritzing each section with a flexible hairspray.


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While curling the hair, make sure to keep each section flat against the curling iron. Unlike a curling wand, a curling iron will give you the advantage of allowing you to evenly set perfect ringlet curls with the help of the metal clamp.


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Once the entire head has been curled, brush with a comb to soften the curls and create added texture. Tease the crown of the head to add volume.


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Divide the hair into 4 sections: 3 sections at the back of the head and 1 section framing your face.


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Dutch braid the section framing your face, lightly tugging on the strands to bump-up the volume. Continue braiding the other 3 sections at the back of the head regularly.


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Starting with the braid that frames your face, pin the braid with a bobby pin at the nape of the neck. Overlap the other three braids to create a bun, securing the look with several bobby pins. Tuck any loose hairs or strands with extra bobby pins to create a finished look.


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To create extra volume and finalize the look, lightly tug the section you teased earlier at the crown of the head, sliding the hair upwards with your fingers and a rat tail comb. Finish with a spritz of hairspray.


A gorgeous up-do that will withstand anything from windy outdoor weather, to hours of dancing! Pair this style with a bold brow and a berry lip for a glamorous springtime look!

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Hair with serious volume and texture is a must this season.

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Bump-up your natural coarseness with a texturizing spray and a teasing comb. 

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Have naturally straight hair? Create a texture base with a curling iron.


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Images courtesy of: Momtastic

Click on the link for step by step instructions!

Brush. Salon

Searching for a way to revamp your look? We teamed up with the stylists at BRUSH. Salon in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, to help us shake off those dull winter vibes. Whether you’re looking for a winter bridal look or a new date-night style, we’ve got you covered!

Get glamorously soft waves in 10 easy steps.

Jaclyn, stylist and partnered owner of BRUSH. Salon shows us how.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

Lightweight hairspray

Smoothing cream

1-inch barrel curling iron or wand

Teasing comb

Paddle brush

Step #1 - Begin with clean, dry hair and apply a small amount of smoothing cream to eliminate frizz.

Step #2 - Divide the hair into 3 main sections to begin. The largest section should begin at the crown of the head and section off behind the ears. You’ll be working with 1-inch layers beginning at the nape of the neck.

Step #3 - Begin curling the hair in 1-inch sections. Continue curling the back section of your hair horizontally, curling in the same direction which will give you a uniform wave in the finished look. After curling each horizontal section, give the curls a quick spritz of hairspray.

Step #4 -  Always hold the iron horizontally, curling each section of hair flat against the iron. Try not to touch the curls while working through the look, allowing them to set fully.

Step #5 -  Curl away from the face in a diagonal direction. When curling at the forehead hairline, get the iron as close to the root as possible while maintaining a safe distance from the scalp. Part the hair on your preferred side.

Step #6 -  Once finished curling, allow the hair to sit for 5 minutes to finish setting.

Step #7 - Brush through the hair to relax the curls and create soft waves. Continue spritzing with hairspray to create movable hold.

Step #8 - Working with the section that will be tucked behind your ear, tease with a comb in a backward motion to create volume.

Step #9 -  Soften this section after teasing by lightly brushing back, maintaining a sleek look.  You can keep this section tucked, or pinned.

 

Step #10 - Lay your curls over the opposite shoulder and give it a final spritz with hairspray. Voilà, you’re ready to show off this effortlessly amazing look!

 

This look was created using only milk_shake hair products! Their eco-mist hairspray created a beautiful hold and shine while their smoothing cream tamed any frizz.


Nail the Perfect Pout to Finish the Look

BRUSH stylist, Aly Terlik, shows us how she creates her flawless rouge lip.

Begin with priming to lessen the chance of smudging.

“Line the lips with a lip pencil 1 or 2 shades darker than your natural lip after priming to create a visible outline of the lips.”

Next, line the lips with a pencil that matches the lip color you will be applying to create a crisp line.

“I like to keep my pencil sharp when applying my lip liner - it gives me more control over the look.”

Continue to fill the lips with your preferred matte lipstick. Using a small lip brush helps apply the color to the corners of your lips and blend flawlessly.

Ally recommends Maybelline’s Matte collection, “their shades work great for this look and give you lasting color.”

Add a tiny swipe of highlighter on your cupid’s bow to accentuate the shape of your lips and finish the look.

 

Fix any flaws around the lips with a bit of concealer and you’re ready to show off this dramatic pout - super easy but absolutely stunning!


Want to try this look yourself?

PV would love to see you try this effortlessly glamorous look out on yourself! Tag us on social media with #PVBrushLook so we can see your interpretation.