3 Easy Hairstyles For Date Nights

Ahhh, February – the month of love, chocolate, and flowers. Emphasis on the chocolate.

Whether you’ve got a romantic date planned with your boo, or have a fun night out on the town planned with your girlfriends, we’ve got three cute and easy date night hairstyles lined up for you. In today’s blog post, we’ve teamed up with our ever-so-beautiful friend, Karin, to show you three date night staple hairstyles you need to try out this Valentine’s Day.

  • Big, sexy waves
  • Stacked side braid
  • Voluminous bun

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Interested in learning how to create one, or maybe all of these beautiful and easy hairstyles? Watch the tutorial below or keep scrolling for a step-by-step guide.

Big, Sexy Waves

Luxy Hair Clip-In Extensions

What you’ll need:

  • Clip-in hair extensions (optional)
  • Curling iron
  • Hairspray

1. Clip in your hair extensions (not sure how? Don’t fret, girl – we’ve got you. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial). Karin is wearing her 20″ 220g Dirty Blonde Luxies to achieve more volume and length for this look. Although this step is totally optional, it is highly recommended in order to really achieve those va-va-voom big, sexy, voluminous waves. 

2. Take your beloved curling iron and start curling one side of your hair in small chunks. We recommend to curl away from your face as it helps create a more natural look.

3. Once you’re finished curling a section, pull on the curl in order to help loosen the hair – we don’t want tight pageant curls tonight, ladies. 

4. Don’t forget the other side! Repeat instructions until every piece is fully curled. 

5. Run your fingers through your curls to break and loosen them up. 

6. Grab your hairspray, stretch your arm out and spray. We don’t want crunchy curls on date night, so distance is key. You want to spray just enough product so that your curls stay in place all night.

Voila, beautiful! You’re all done. And we must say – you look lovely. 

Stacked Side Braid

Luxy Hair Clip-In Extensions

What you’ll need:

  • Clip-in hair extensions (optional)
  • A couple of clear hair elastics
  • One bobby pin

1. Clip in your hair extensions. Again, this step is totally optional but it gives you more hair to work with so you can achieve a more voluminous braid. Interested in checking out our collection? Click here

2. Bring all of your hair to one side of your face, and take a small chunk of hair and put it aside for now. We’ll get back to that one later. 

3. Braid your hair in a regular three-stand braid and secure the end with a clear hair elastic.

4. Your braid should be fairly tight right now, but we want to loosen it up. Pull on the hair to fan it out.

5. Remember that chunk of hair we put aside? We’re going to bring that one back in the picture to finalize the look. Braid the hair in another regular three strand braid, and tie the two braids together at the very ends with another clear hair elastic. 

6. Take a bobby pin and pin the two braids together towards the top, so they both remain secured in place. 

And there you have it – our stacked braid! Looks super intricate, but only involves two easy three strand braids. Trick your date this Valentine’s Day into believing you’re a braid genius *wink*. 

Voluminous Bun

Luxy Hair Clip-In Extensions

What you’ll need:

  • Clip-in hair extensions (optional)
  • Hair elastic
  • Hair brush
  • A few bobby pins
  • Hair spray

1. Clip in your hair extensions upside down (so that it pulls into an updo easier). Have we mentioned this step is optional? We personally love to clip in a few wefts when creating a bun or updo look, as it gives you so much more hair to work with. Want to see some examples? Click here. 

2. Gather your hair and tie it up in a high ponytail and brush it out. 

3. Gently twist your hair around the base to create a bun and secure it in place with a few bobby pins.

4. Spray hairspray to ensure any fly-aways remain in place and to hold your bun together.

Andddd you’re done! It was easy as that, and girl – you look GOOD.

Those are our top 3 go-to beautiful and easy date night hairstyles. Which look did you rock on date night – 1, 2, or 3? Let us know in the comments below! 

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How To: Pull-Through Braid | Easy Braid Hairstyle

Hello, our beautiful friends!

We have been getting so many requests on how to do a regular pull-through braid. Although we’ve showed how to do this technique in another video tutorial, many of you wonder how to do it in the back of your head instead of on the side.

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So, we collaborated with our beautiful and talented friend Alex Gaboury to show you how to do a pull-through braid in the back of your head. Definitely Pinterest worthy, wouldn’t you say? 🙂

Watch the step-by-step video on how to do the pull-through braid here:

Alex is wearing some wefts of her Ash Blonde Luxy Hair extensions to add some volume to this hairstyle to really bring out the volume. If you’re not familiar with clip-in Luxy Hair extensions, click here to learn 10 reasons why you should try out Luxies. 

how to do a pull through braid

how to do a pull through braid

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How to: Easy Heatless Curls or Waves

Heatless waves are my absolutely favorite, but sometimes they take way too much time and effort to create, hence I opt for the dreaded curling iron. Does that sound familiar? Haha!

In today’s video, however, I will show you an extremely easy method of curling your hair without heat. It’s life changing – I promise! 

And if you are like me and also wear clip in hair extensions, I will show you how to recreate the same type of curls on your hair extensions. I use my 220g Ombre Blonde Luxies for thickness and length in my hair.

Watch the video and make sure to give this curling method a try. I know you will love it. Once you recreate the waves, make sure to use #luxyhair and tag us in your photos on Instagram. We love to feature our favorites. 

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For even more heatless hairstyles, be sure to check out this section of our blog.

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How To Grow Longer Hair Faster | Easy Tips

how to grow long hair fast

Are you looking for ways to grow long hair fast? Is your hair stuck at a certain length and just won’t grow?

Today’s topic is long hair and how to grow it faster. I have been growing out my hair for a few years now, hence I’ve tried many tips and tricks to promote the growth of my hair. Some worked and some didn’t. In this short video I share with you my most effective tried and tested tips on helping you grow your hair faster.

While you are growing out your hair, you can still enjoy the look of long hair by adding clip in hair extensions. It’s a no commitment, damage free way to enjoy longer and thicker hair in minutes. Even though my hair is longer now, I still wear my Ombre Blonde Luxy Hair Extensions, for that extra oomph.

What are some of your tips on growing longer hair faster. Please share your tips and tricks with me. I’d love to hear from you. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for regular updates!

xoxo

Mimi

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Cute Everyday Back To School Hairstyles: Quick & Easy

Back to school season is upon us! Who’s excited? 🙂 Whether you are or not, there are great things to look forward to in the upcoming year. New notebooks, new classes, new friends… And of course, new back to school hairstyles! Today, we share a week’s worth of cute and fun hairstyles to make you shine on your first week back in school.

Monday: Lazy Day Curls

These lazy day curls are perfect for the first day of school! Having your hair down in curls adds body and dimension to your hair without making it look like you tried too hard. These curls are quick & easy and will boost your confidence instantly – to make you feel like a goddess!

Mimi wearing lazy curls

Tuesday: French Knot Half-Do Hairstyle

This romantic hairstyle is very simple and leaves you feeling feminine and put together. The half-up keeps your hair out of the face so you can focus in class, while the braid in the back adds a cute touch. Everyone will be doing a double take! 😉

Mimi wearing a french

Wednesday: Loop Side Ponytail Cute Hairstyle

This hairstyle is perfect for second or third day hair – oily hair that you probably want to keep out of your face. The little loop adds a lovely detail to the classic ponytail, making it a lot more interesting and fun! Wear some nice earrings and a cute top to complete this effortless look.

Mimi wearing a loop side ponytail

Thursday: Snake Braid Hair Tutorial

The snake braid is the perfect hairstyle when you are running late – it only requires 5 minutes! Add this cute little braid to your naturally curly, straight, long or short hair and it will keep you feeling fresh and beautiful throughout the day.

 Mimi wearing a snake braid

Friday: Three Way Fishtail Braid

TGIF – Thank God It’s Fishtail-Day! This gorgeous braid is perfect for the most relaxed day of the week. It looks casual and simple, yet is quite sophisticated. This three way fishtail braid takes a spin on the original fishtail and brings it to a whole new level! All your friends will be asking, “How did you do THAT?”

Mimi wearing a three way fishtail braid

Check out some of our other back to school hairstyle videos here and hereAre you going to try any of these hairstyles when you go back to school? Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to share your back to school look with us by tagging #luxyhair in your Instagram photos! We would love to see them. 

 

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Running Late Hairstyles: 3 Easy Looks

“I love looking cute.. but I also love sleeping in.” – said every girl at least once in her life. Is this you?

Those busy mornings when you’re running late because you’ve hit the snooze button just a few too many times, most definitely require some last-minute, fast, and easy hairstyles. And today we’ll show you 3 ways you can achieve super cute and put-together looks that take just a few minutes to achieve. 

Watch the video now and let us know which look you like best: 1, 2, or 3?

Our friend Elanna used a few wefts of her 220g Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions for the last look. 

Running late easy hairstyles

running late hairsyles

Running late hairstyle extensions

What are some of your favorite running late hairstyles? Be sure to comment below – we love hearing from you!

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3 Easy Hairstyles For Fall (No Heat)

The chilly wind, falling leaves and raindrops outside are a subtle reminder that fall is here.

But although the summer days are behind us, it doesn’t mean we still can’t rock awesome hairstyles! In today’s post, we’re sharing 3 super cute and easy hairstyles that are great for the Fall season – they are beautiful, but very quick and simple to create. 

These hairstyles can be done on short hair, medium hair, long hair, straight hair, wavy hair or curly hair. Pretty much, they will look great on all types of hair, haha. Best part? They are all heatless. Watch the video below, or scroll down for step-by-step instructions on how to create these 3 hairstyles. 

1. The Wrap Around Ponytail

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  1. Section your hair in the back in a ‘V’ formation and secure with a hair tie. 
  2. Take the right section of the remaining hair and start twisting inwards (counterclockwise) around the top of the hair tie. 
  3. Pull the end of the twisted section through the elastic to secure it in place. 
  4. Now take the left section of the hair and repeat the same step – twist inwards (clockwise).
  5. Pull the end of this section through the hair tie at the bottom. 
  6. That’s it! How fast and easy was that?

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2. Wrapped Half Updo

wrap around half updo

 

  1. Create a half ponytail with the hair at the crown of your head.
  2. Take the right section of hair and wrap above the hair tie.
  3. Secure with 1 or 2 bobby pins. 
  4. Repeat the same step with the left section of hair – wrap it above the hair tie.
  5. Secure it with another 1 or 2 bobby pins on the other side.
  6. Make sure both sections are wrapped evenly and if needed, secure with more bobby pins. That’s it! How beautiful is this quick hairstyle?

wrap around hairstyle quick easy and heatless hair style

3. Faux Fishtail Double Braids

faux fishtail double braids hairstyle quick and easy perfect for fall

  1. Split your hair in two and secure with a small hair tie at the top. Then secure another hair tie about 2 inches below the first. 
  2. Take the remaining ponytail and pull it through the opening between the first two hair elastics.
  3. Continue doing this along the ponytail, and pull sections apart to fan the hair out for a more fluffy look.
  4. Tighten the created loops, but be careful not to rip or break the hair tie. Continue doing so until the very bottom of the ponytail.
  5. Repeat the same steps on the other side. 
  6. Wear your favorite fall hat, and the look is complete! 

luxy hair faux fishtail braids

Karin wore her 220g Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions for some highlights and thickness in these hairstyles. Hair extensions are optional, but they do add that extra volume and length that is often required when creating hairstyles. If you’re new to hair extensions, click here to see what the benefits of hair extensions are, and to learn a little bit more of how they work. It’s a lot easier than you probably think 😉

Which hairstyle was your favorite? Be sure to let us know in the comments below! We love hearing from you. 

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How To: Easy Bubble Ponytail Hairstyle

We were recently checking out our friend Erin’s blog and came across this amazing Bubble Ponytail Hairstyle tutorial she created that we fell absolutely in love with! We couldn’t not share this beautiful hairstyle, so without further ado, passing the mic to Erin 🙂 (Be sure to scroll down for awesome step-by-step photo instructions)

Bubble Ponytail Hairstyle Tutorial Luxy Hair Blog - Happily Howards

Erin: So, two weeks ago, I shared that my hairstyles basically consist of straight, curly, or topknots and that I’ve been in a rut with hairstyle ideas. And because of that, I wanted to start challenging myself to be more creative with hairstyles and share them. I got a few requests for creative twists on the ponytail, specifically for busy moms that want to be stylish but don’t have tons of time. So I’ve spent a lot of time scrolling through Pinterest for fun ideas. A lot of the styles include these crazy braids that, if I’m being honest, I’m not coordinated enough to do on myself. And even though I’m not a mom yet, I can empathize with the saying, “I just don’t have time for that!”

But what I love about this bubble ponytail is how simple yet stylish it is! It took me about 10 minutes to do, and with practice, I think it would eventually take me less time. So all you busy ladies out there – be encouraged! Cute hairstyles can still be achieved even when you have a lot to do!

What  I love about this hairstyle (besides that it takes such little time) is that it’s even better with dirtier hair! Seriously – the more dry shampoo and product in your hair, the better because we want volume for this ponytail.

Also, this ponytail tutorial can definitely be done with shorter hair, but I think it’s more fun when your hair is longer because you get more “bubbles”! If you’ve been on the fence about extensions, I can’t recommend these clip-in Luxy Hair extensions enough! They’re super simple to snap in and out, and they add so much more personality to your hair!


Let’s get started

To get started, you’re going to begin with whatever hairstyle you have goin’ on. I just so happened to have had my hair curled the day before, so that’s what I’m starting with. (And if you’re wondering: Yes, my hair holds curls really well and yes, this is what my hair looks like with day-old curls. Don’t hate me for it!). But this style can be done with straight hair, creased hair, and just crazy hair in general! Also, if your hair has zero volume up top, use a teasing comb and tease the top roots to give your hair some volume. I also already have my Ash Blonde Luxy Hair extensions clipped in, which I had custom colored to match my hair better. If you’re interested to learn about the process and how I clipped them into my hair, check out this post

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Step 1

Pull up half of your hair and secure it with a clear elastic. I also tug on some pieces that are pulled back to give the top section of my hair some volume instead of having it completely slicked back.

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

Step 2

Take a section of the hair in the half-up ponytail and wrap it around the clear elastic until you get to the end of your hair (don’t wrap it super duper tight though!). Then, you’re going to find the clear elastic underneath the ponytail (where it isn’t visible) and pull the small section of hair through the elastic so it stays in place. The only way you’ll have enough “give” to find the elastic is if you don’t wrap the hair super tight at first. Once the hair is threaded through the elastic, you can pull downwards to tighten the hair wrapped around the pony.

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

The goal is to completely cover up the elastic and to not see the end of the hair section that’s wrapped around the elastic (it should be hidden under the pony).

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

Step 3

Tease the ponytail. This ponytail is going to be your first “bubble” and you want it to have plenty of volume!

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

Step 4

Repeat Steps 1-3 until you get to the end of your hair!

[Repeat of Step 1] So what this means is you’ll grab the remainder of your hair and secure it in a ponytail. (I chose an actual ponytail holder versus a clear elastic because this ponytail has all of my hair in it and I have super thick hair and I want it all to stay in place and not loosen throughout the day.) And don’t worry if your “bubble” looks a little sad at first…

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

Pro tip: Because there’s not much of a “bubble” yet, you’ll have to tug a little at this section. Remember, you teased this part of your hair for volume, so it’ll be easy to create a fuller effect!

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

[Repeat of Step 2] Take a section from the ponytail and wrap it around the ponytail holder, tucking it in/pulling it through the ponytail holder on the underside of the ponytail. (Wow, how many times can I say “ponytail” in one sentence?)

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

Don’t forget the repeat of Step 3 – teasing the ponytail!

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

Repeat all the same steps until you reach the end of the ponytail!

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

[Repeat of Step 1] Use a clear elastic to section off a new portion of hair (about 2 inches down, depending on how large/small you want your “bubbles”).

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

Don’t forget to tug and loosen the bubble to give it more volume!

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

[Repeat of Step 2] Take a section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the clear elastic, tucking in the hair underneath the ponytail so the elastic is covered and the end of the hair isn’t visible.

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

[Repeat of Step 1] Use a clear elastic to section off another portion of hair (around 2 inches down… keeping all of the bubbles the same size).

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

[Repeat of Step 2] Take a section of hair from the pony and wrap it around the elastic so that it’s not visible.

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

Step 5

Tug at all of the bubbles to loosen them up a bit and to give them a little personality. You want all of the bubbles to be about the same size (vertically & horizontally), and you want the overall look to be messy. If the hairstyle looks a little too polished for your taste, continue tugging and teasing until you like the overall look! And I always hairspray everything down to keep all of my hard work in place.

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

And there you have it – A fun twist on the normal, boring ponytail! Here’s a pictorial if you’d like to pin it for later:

Bubble Ponytail Hair Tutorial with Luxy Hair Extensions by Erin Howards

Y’all are the best for checking out my bubble ponytail tutorial! Again, let me know in the comments if you have any recommendations for other simple hairstyles you’d like to see in the future!

xoxo

Erin Howards

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P.S. If you want to see a video tutorial on this hairstyle, check out this tutorial where we show you how to do it step by step:

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