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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10 Perfect Hairstyles For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day. Some of us may believe that it’s an overly commercialized holiday. But some of us are hopeless romantics, who absolutely ADORE the idea of Valentine’s day and everything it stands for.

As for us? We love love. We love celebrating love. We love giving love. We love doing it every day. And since we are firm believers that we don’t need a certain date a year to do all this, Valentine’s day becomes simply an occasion to dress up and glam up 🙂

In this post, we’ve compiled 9 of our favorite hairstyles you can rock on Valentine’s day. Scroll down for video tutorials on how to recreate these beautiful and romantic yet easy hairstyles!

1. The Heart Bun

Seriously… a heart in your hair for Valentine’s day? How perfect is this? This hairstyle is super unique and creative. Give it a try! Mimi is wearing her clip-in Ombre Blonde Luxy Hair extensions to add that gorgeous balayage dimension in the hair. 

Hairstyles For Valentine's Day - Heart Bun

2. Romantic Date Night Hair

This look is very romantic and feminine, perfect for a date night. Throw on a lovely dress and you’re ready to go, beautiful!

In this tutorial, Mimi is wearing Mocha Brown Luxy Hair extensions for length and volume in her then-shorter hair!

Hairstyles For Valentine's Day - Romantic Date Night Hair

3. Valentine’s Half Up Braided Hairstyle

Pin two braids, curl your locks, and you’re done! Fast, convenient, and super cute for a whole day of fun Valentine’s Day errands and activities.

Anddd the Mocha Brown Luxies come out to play yet again!

Hairstyles For Valentine's Day - Half Braided Hairstyle


4. Romantic Updo

STUNNING. This looks so complicated but really is as simple as 1 braid and 2 twists. Alex clips in her Ash Blonde Luxy Hair extensions to create extra volume in this gorgeous bun (but you can totally do it without the extensions, too).  

Hairstyles For Valentine's Day - Heart Bun

5. Valentine’s Inspired Hairdo

Tease a little, curl a little, and you’re left with a stunning hairstyle that is gorgeous and fitting for the event! Love it.

Leyla’s wearing Dark Brown Luxies in this one!

6. French Braid Crown

Ok ok, so other than the fact that this is a Christmas theme (*secretly jams to the Christmas song*), this hairstyle is just GORGEOUS for any occasion, especially Valentine’s day. Swap up the accessory and you’re as good as new!

Missy Sue wears her Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions here for extra volume. 

Hairstyles For Valentine's Day - French Braid Crown

7. Fishtail Updo

If you’ve got some detail in the back of your shirt or dress that you want to show off, try this fishtail updo. For how easy this is to pull off, this look is absolutely spectacular!

Hairstyles For Valentine's Day - Fishtail Updo

Ok here’s another pic just because it’s so pretty:

Hairstyles For Valentine's Day - Heart Bun

8. Half-up Hair Bow

This bow hairstyle is just so unique, and quite easy to do with some practice. It may not be for every day, but what better occasion to rock it than Valentine’s Day?

Hairstyles For Valentine's Day - Hair Bow Hair Tutorial

9. Double Rope Braid Bun

For those who love their buns, here is a cute way to get creative with it. Feel free to add some accessories like glittery pins for some sparkle!

Hairstyles For Valentine's Day - Double Rope Braid Hairstyle

10. Faux Knot Braid

This is a technique that is easy to do, yet looks intricate and unique. This hairstyle looks great especially with open back dresses and tops.

In this video: Ombre Blonde clip-in Luxy Hair extensions

Hairstyles For Valentine's Day - Faux Knot Hairstyle

Love is all around…

Whether you are spending this day with your loved one, or your family, or your best friend – get up, dress up, put a smile on your face and remember to SHARE THE LOVE wherever you go! <3

 

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Best Hairstyles for Different Face Shapes

Have you ever gone into a hair salon with a photo of your favorite celebrity and asked for their exact haircut, only to leave the salon wondering why those bangs that looked so beautiful on Gigi Hadid just don’t give your own face that certain “Je ne sais quoi”??

Best hairstyles for different face shapes

Well, dear friends, it’s not just because Gigi has a team of stylists at her beck and call, it’s probably because bangs just don’t suit your face shape…and that’s okay! We’re here to help you figure out the best hairstyles for your face shape, so you can rock runway worthy ‘dos everyday even without your own personal hair stylist.

Determining your face shape

At this point you may be asking, ‘but what is my face shape?!’ The most common mistake most people make when trying to determine their face shape is thinking that their faces are simply round. If I asked you to draw a picture of a face right now, the shape of the face will likely be either round or oval, but there’s so much more to it than that. When determining your face shape, you should be looking at your hairline, width and length of your face, and jawline.

The easiest way to know what facial shape you are is to pull your hair back, take an eyeliner or lip pencil, look in the mirror, and trace the outline of your face. Then, compare the outline with the handy guide below. (Bonus points if you leave the outline of your face on your mirror to scare your friends.)

What is my face shape?

Best Hairstyles For Oval Faces

A face shape is considered oval if the length is longer than the width, and the jawline is only slightly narrower than the hairline, which is gently rounded. An oval face shape has no prominent points. Some celebs you may recognize with an oval face include Jessica Alba, Rihanna, and Bella Hadid.

best hairstyles for oval face shapes

If you have an oval face shape, you’re in luck! This shape is considered to be most versatile for hairstyles, as it is usually quite well-balanced and evenly proportioned, so feel free to experiment. 

Dos: Try out that RiRi pixie cut, take a risk with bangs, layer up your hair, or rock a middle part. The best hairstyles for oval faces include styles that keep your hair away from your face, exposing your best features. Side-swept bangs also look great on those with oval faces to frame your face as well as high-fashion, slicked-back looks, like the one below. Updos are super easy to create on oval shaped faces, as you do not need to overcompensate a certain side or think too hard about softening certain features. 

Hairstyles for oval face

Don’ts: When styling an oval face shape, try to keep the face as clear as possible. Steer clear of heavy bangs, as this could make your face appear shorter, and avoid hairstyles that are one length, as this could make your face appear longer. If you’re wearing your hair down, be sure to have either one or both sides tucked behind your ear showing off your cheekbones and beautiful face shape.

Best Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces

Just like a heart that you would draw out, a heart shaped face is wider at the hairline and temples and tapers to a small, narrow chin, that is slightly pointed. Your forehead may be a prominent feature usually, if you have a heart shaped face, you probably also have killer cheekbones. Yay! Think Tyra Banks, Reese Witherspoon, and our very own Mimi Ikonn, who all have stunning heart shaped faces.

best hairstyles for heart shaped faces

Do’s: When choosing hairstyles for a heart shaped face, you can either choose to accentuate your face shape, or to make the bottom half of your face look wider. If you choose to accentuate your face’s tapered shape, pull your hair up into a high top knot, or space buns like below, if you’re feeling daring. A deep side part with loose curls looks super elegant and shows off that beautiful, feminine face shape as well. If you’re looking to balance your features, shoulder length hair tends to look best, as this adds volume around the bottom of your faec, creating the illusion of a wider jawline. 

Hairstyles for heart shaped faces

Don’ts: A “true” heart shaped face has a widow’s peak. If you have one, try and avoid forcing a middle part. Chances are, one side of your hair will part as you’d like it to and one side will have a mind of its own. Instead, part your hair slightly off centre to whichever side your hair naturally falls over the widow’s peak to avoid any hair woes. Also, skip out on the short bangs as these could make your chin look super narrow, and avoid short bobs. 

Hairstyles for square faces

Square shaped faces are quite wide, and the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are almost the same width. The strong jawline is a prominent feature of square shaped faces, like on Gwyneth Paltrow and Olivia Wilde, and square faced girls usually photograph well, so congrats!

Do’s: When choosing a hairstyle for a square shaped face, you can either choose to accentuate the square-ness of your face or soften your strong jawline. If you’d like to enhance your face shape, go for some blunt bangs or a short bob to really show off that strong jawline. If you’d like to de-enhance the square-ness, try some soft, wispy bangs falling to the side to create diagonal lines and soften the lines on your face, or wear your hair straight and long with some layers to draw the eyes down and add length to your face. 

Long hair with extensions

…Ummm. Maybe not that long.

Dont’s: Avoid overly solid bangs or blunt hairstyles, as this could accentuate the angles on your face even more. Also, any severe, slicked back looks should also be avoided, if you are trying to soften your face shape. Curls could also widen your face, so opt to wear your hair in either loose waves or straight. Here’s a great tutorial to achieving loose, boho waves:

 

Hairstyles for round faces

Round shaped faces are pretty much the same in width and length, with no prominent angles or corners. If you have a round face, do not fret! Round faces are usually “baby-faces,” which means you look younger, and can opt for more youthful styles. Celebs like Kirsten Dunst, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Miranda Kerr are all perfect examples of round-faced gals. 

Do’s: When styling a rounder face, your main goal is to elongate the face and make it appear more oval. A quick trick to doing this is to always leave a little piece of hair untucked on one side of your face. This will visually stop the width of your face and tricks the eye into thinking your face is narrower. Try a deep side part to also create more angles to a round face, or pull your hair up into a high pony to elongate the face. If you’re feeling especially daring, a short pixie cut with volume at the top looks fabulous on round face shapes, as it adds texture and angles, without looking harsh. Check out the tutorial below to learn how to create beautiful high ponytails with extensions.

 

Don’ts: A common mistake for round-faced girls is to hide their face behind lots of hair. This actually ends up accentuating the wide face! Instead, go for medium length hair with long, face framing bangs, and keep the texture smooth and sleek. Avoid soft, wispy bangs, as this can further accentuate the softness of your features. Instead, opt for side swept bangs or bold, full moon bangs. 

Hairstyles for long faces

The easiest way to describe a long face shape is that it’s an oval face shape…just longer. Think Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, and Hilary Swank.

Do’s: The main goal here is to make your face appear wider than it is. So how do we achieve this? Curls! Why do you think Carrie Bradshaw always looked so fabulous? Okay, so she had a drool-worth closet filled with clothes by couture designers, but also, she let her natural curls run loose and wild, opening up her face shape.

Curly hair on long face shape

Flat-iron waves are a great way to achieve big curls and waves for a super widening effect. Here’s a tutorial on how to achieve this. You want the widest part of your waves to hit around the area of your cheekbone, to create the illusion of a wider face. A good old-fashioned blowout is also a quick, simply way to achieve more width, like in this tutorial. Whatever hairstyle you go for, remember your looking for width rather than length. 

Don’ts: Keeping with the “wider not longer” rule, avoid hair that is too far past mid-length, as this seriously lengthens the face. Also, avoid one-length hair or super sleek looks that can also make your face look longer.

What face shape do you have? Do you have any go-to hairstyles or tricks? Comment below and let us know. 

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Boho Hairstyles: Boho Twist Braid

Well, well, well.. What a treat we have for you guys today!

Today we’ll be learning some good old boho braiding from one of our favorite Instagram boho braid queens: @glambytoriebliss, who creates amazing boho-inspired hairstyles every day! Now a little less conversation, a little more action, please – Torie, take it from here, girl!

How to: Boho Twist Braid

Boho Hairstyles: Boho Twist Braid | Luxy Hair

New Year – New hairstyle….that’s how the saying goes, right? Well, I’ve got a quick and easy boho twist braid you can achieve in 10 mins or less that will brighten up your 2017!

Scroll down for step-by-step photo instructions, or watch the full video at the end of this post.

You can wear a hat for a more casual vibe or pop in some sparkly accessories and you’ve got a party-ready look!

Step 1: Clip-in your Luxy Hair Extensions

Boho Hairstyles: Boho Twist Braid | Luxy Hair

To begin this look, I put in my 220g Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions (of course!). I already have long hair, but my Luxies give me loads of thickness and way more dimension and highlights in my hair! You can actually clearly see the difference my Luxies make in this photo:

Before and After with Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions

Moving on! For this particular hair style, I didn’t need to prep my hair by curling it, so I clipped my extensions in all at the same time.

TIP FROM TORIE: If you want to curl/wave your hair, start by curling your natural hair with each weft as you work your way up your hair.

How I clip in my Luxy Hair Extensions:

  1. First, add the first weft about 1/2 inch above the base of your hair line
  2. Then, proceed to clip each 2 clip weft on alternating sides
  3. Place the 3 clip wefts on a separate layer
  4. Add in the four clip wefts
  5. Then, clip 2 one clip wefts on each side of your head
  6. Finally, add the last one clip weft to the crown of your head.

For step by step video and photo instructions, you can check out this blog post on how to clip in Luxy Hair extensions!

Step 2: Section Hair

Next, pull your hair over to the side and split it into 2 equal sections.

How to do a Boho Twist Braid with Luxy Hair

Step 3: Twist!

Take each section and twist it towards your face and then twist them around each other going towards the back of your head.

Whichever way you twist the sections individually, you must ALWAYS twist them together the opposite way! This is called a rope braid, and if you want to learn how to do it – you can check out this youtube video tutorial.

How to: Boho Twist Braid | Luxy Hair

Step 4: Pancake time (Mmm…pancakes)

When you almost get to the bottom of the twist it’s time to pancake – that means, pull it apart to make it full and fluffy – just like a pancake!

How to: Boho Twist Braid | Luxy Hair

To do this, pinch and pull small sections at a time working your way up and down the twist until it gets to your desired thickness. Repeat this step with the remaining section.

How to: Boho Twist Braid

Step 5: Secure and Perfect

Almost done! Now that you have two super fluffy twists, secure them both together with an elastic.

How to: Boho Twist Braid | Luxy Hair

How to: Boho Braid Hairstyles

Take a small section of hair, wrap it around the elastic and secure it in the back with a bobby pin.

You’re done!

This style is super versatile and can be worn so many different ways! I added a hat because I’m a sucker for hats, but feel free to add whatever accessory you like or keep it as-is!

How To: Boho Braid Hairstyle | Luxy Hair

And as promised, here’s the quick video showing the entire process!

xoxo

Torie Bliss

Thanks again to our beautiful friend Torie Bliss for being a guest contributor to our blog today! Make sure to check out Torie’s blog, and if you’re in Massachusetts, go visit her in person and have her create some magic on your hair!

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Cute Hairstyles For Short Hair and Medium Length Hair

If you have short hair, there may be two kinds of days:

1. Days when you’re absolutely in LOVE with your chop and you rock it like it’s nobody’s business. 

or…

2. You silently cry inside, get frustrated that you no longer can do many hairstyles, and ask yourself why you ever decided to cut your hair short.

short haircut

Okay, maybe that second one was a little dramatic, but if you have short hair, you know that although it may take a shorter amount of time to style it – it’s oftentimes harder to come up with creative hairstyles because there isn’t enough length to create them. 

Although a really quick and simple solution is to get clip-in hair extensions (click here to learn more about those), we also wanted to show you that there do exist hairstyles for short hair that are super simple and quick to create.

So, in today’s video we are going to be showing you 3 fun and simple hairstyles for shorter hair. Watch the video below or scroll down to see what they are. 

If you have seen Elanna on our Blog before (like running late hairstyles and buzzfeed hair hacks tested), you may have noticed that she had longer and brighter blonde hair. But she recently went for the chop and went a little bit darker with her hair color. 

For days when she still wants to rock longer, fuller hair, she uses her Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions, and on days when she feels like rocking the chop – these are her 3 go-to hairstyles. 

By the way – although some may consider Elanna’s hair ‘medium length’, all these hairstyles can definitely be created on short hair, medium hair, and even long hair. 

Short Hairstyle #1

hairstyle for short hair

This is a trendy hairstyle that will work for any hair length, even if you have a bob. It’s great for when you want to keep the hair out of the face or want to hide your second day hair. Here are the steps:

  1. Create a french braid going from the front top of your head, all the way down the back of your head and secure with a hair tie that matches your hair color. Fan out the braid for a bit more volume. (If you want to learn how to do a french braid, watch this YouTube tutorial). 
  2. Take a piece of hair on the right side of your hair and wrap it around the back to hide the hair elastic. Secure with 1 or 2 bobby pins. 
  3. Repeat on the other side – wrap a piece of hair around the elastic again and secure with some bobby pins.

That’s it! If you like some pieces of hair left out at the front to frame your face, feel free to do that, just like Elanna did (and always does, haha) in the video. 

cute hairstyles for short hair

Short Hairstyle #2 

short hairstyle

This hairstyle works well for short hair because the ponytail is low in the back and therefore you won’t have to deal with short hairs in the back falling out. 

  1. Create a side part
  2. Start creating a french braid down the side of your head towards the back, and tie with a small elastic. 
  3. Pull all your hair, including the braid, into a low ponytail in the back.
  4. Take the piece that is the braid within the ponytail, and wrap it around the base of the ponytail. This adds a creative element. Don’t worry if pieces are falling out – it just adds to that messy look!
  5. Replace the small elastic with bobby pins to secure the wrapped braid at the bottom of your ponytail.

How cute is this hairstyle?! Definitely not as boring as a regular ponytail. 

 

short hair ponytail

Short Hairstyle #3

This super quick and easy hairstyle is so simple but yet is one of our favorites. 

twisted short hair

  1. Create a middle part
  2. Take a small section of the hair at the front of the face on your left side, and start twisting towards your ear. 
  3. As you twist, add small pieces of hair along the hairline. 
  4. Once you reach the back, secure these pieces with some bobby pins.
  5. Keep this hairstyle neatly twisted or pull on the hair a little bit and leave out framing pieces at the front.

You can also do two layers of twists to give it an even more creative spin, like this:

double twist short hair style

Super cute everyday hairstyle that takes literally no time to create!

Do you have short hair? How do you normally wear your hair? Let us know in the comments below!

Here are some more Blog Posts that you may find interesting: 

If you’re tired of your short hair and want to have the best of both worlds, consider trying out clip-in Luxy Hair extensions. Here are just some before and after transformations:

before and after with luxy hair extensions

220g Chocolate Brown Luxy Hair extensions

before after luxy hair extensions

160g Ash Blonde Luxy Hair extensions

before after clip in luxy hair extensions

160g Strawberry Blonde Luxy Hair extensions

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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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6 Heatless Back To School Hairstyles

If you’re looking for easy, heatless back to school hairstyles, or hairstyles for when you’re running late – you’ve come to the right place. 

Hairstyles for school (or work) need to be quick and super easy. An extra bonus is when the hair is secured away from your face, and can last all day without you having to worry about fixing it every ten minutes.

In today’s post, we show you how to create 6 easy hairstyles that are heatless and literally take a couple of minutes to create.  

We will be showing you how to do every look step by step, so if you want to know how to create them, either watch the video below or scroll down for step-by-step instructions. 

#1: Rope Braid Ponytail

Start by brushing your hair to get rid of any knots and tangles. If you wear hair extensions, clip in a few wefts upside down, in order to create a high ponytail. To learn how to clip in hair extensions into a ponytail, watch this video

Wearing hair extensions is optional, but they do add length and volume to any hairstyle. In this video, Karin is wearing a few wefts of her 220g Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions for some extra thickness and highlights in her hair.

Secure the hair in a high ponytail, and add some hairspray if you’d like to keep those flyways at bay.

Now, you’re going to create a rope braid. Start by separating your ponytail in two sections, and twisting both sections in the same direction. Then, twist those two sections together in an opposite direction, to make a rope braid. 

If you don’t know how to do a rope braid, check out this tutorial. Continue rope braiding all the way down. Once you’re done, secure with a hair tie and that’s it! 

This look is very sleek and put-together, and is definitely more interesting than a regular ponytail. 

Back to school hairstyle how to do a rope braid ponytail

#2: Half-up rope braids

This next hairstyle uses elements of the same rope braid, but in a slightly different way. 

If you wear extensions, clip in the large wefts at the back of your head just below the crown of your head. If you don’t wear hair extensions, simply skip this step and continue onto the next step.

Begin by taking a small section of hair on one of the sides of your head, and split it in two. If you chose to wear extensions for this look, this is where you can clip in the 1 clip wefts for some extra thickness and length in the braids. Clip these wefts in the direction of where you will be braiding.

Split that section of hair in two and twist both of them in the same direction. Then, twist both of these sections in an opposite direction. Repeat the same steps on the other side and you’ll end up with two really fun looking rope braids. 

All you do now is pin them together at the back with some bobby pins and you’re done! This looks beautiful and is super easy to create. If you don’t like rope braids, you can do the exact same hairstyle with a regular three strand braid or a fishtail braid

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#3 – Criss-cross hairstyle

Take two small sections from the front of your face and pull them back tightly at the back of your head. Secure with a really small elastic band. 

Then you will take another two sections from the front and repeat the same steps. We’ll stop right there, but if you’d like, you can continue doing this all the way down and will end up with a cool looking braid, similar to this one. 

This hairstyle is a perfect way to get the hair out of your face and although it takes literally under a minute, it looks very put-together. 

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#4 – Braided headband 

If you have long hair, this is a really fun way to style it. Take a section of your hair behind your ear and do a regular braid all the way down. Then, pin it across your head, like a headband. Do the same thing on the other side. 

If you don’t have long hair, you can wear a few wefts of extensions as a headband – we show you how to do that in this video. Tada! Easy and creative.

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#5 – Dutch braid bun

This hairstyle is definitely for those who love experimenting with hairstyles and aren’t afraid to have a little fun with with their hair. 

Start by sectioning the front of your hair and doing a dutch braid. If you want to learn how to create a dutch braid, check out how to do that technique here

Secure the dutch braid with a small elastic band and pull up the hair into a ponytail. You can stop there, or go one step further and pull your hair up in a bun. 

This hairstyle allows for the hair to be completely out of your face, and has a unique braid element that will make you stand out from the crowd.

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#6 – The braided space buns

And of course, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show you how to do space buns in your hair. 

Pull up your hair in two high ponytails, and start doing a regular braid, which you will then pull up into a bun. Use a bunch of bobby pins to secure it in place and repeat on the other side. We love how trendy it looks, and doing braids instead of regular buns definitely spices things up even more! 

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There you go, 6 super quick and easy heatless back to school hairstyles. Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out even more back to school videos here, here, and here

If you are looking for even more heatless hair tutorials, check out our heatless section of the blog here.

And last but not least, if you’re wondering how to do heatless curls – we got you covered with 7 ways on how to achieve heatless curls and waves in this blog post.

So much you can do with your hair without heat 😉

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5 Last Minute Halloween Costumes & Hairstyles 2016

Looking for some last minute Halloween costumes? It’s only a few short days away. For those of you still scrambling to complete your costume, let us help with these 5 easy last minute Halloween costumes and hairstyles. 

Harley Quinn/Joker

Harley Quinn’s character has been all the rage this year. Who doesn’t want to let their inner bad girl out once a year? The great thing about this sassy super villain? She has crazy cool hair that is super fun and surprisingly easy to recreate.

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We recommend to check out Missy Sue’s Harley Quinn Halloween Tutorial – it’s spot on! She clips bright blue and red single-clip wefts in to her pigtails to achieve that classic Harley Quinn look, which we believe is a great alternative to spraying temporary hair dye to your natural locks as it can be damaging to your hair and a pain to wash out.

Fun fact: Our Ash Blonde Luxy Hair extensions can be dyed vibrant colors which can be the perfect compliment to any Halloween look. Check out some of our customers who have dyed their Ash Blonde Luxies bright colors herehere, and here.

Princess

The classic princess costume – it never fails! It’s the perfect last minute go-to costume because you can likely pull your entire outfit from your existing wardrobe. All you need is an old prom dress, some high heels, and of course, the perfect hairstyle to go with it. Whether you’re interested in being a Disney princess or just looking for an excuse to add flowers to your hair, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of these beautiful hairstyles that we believe will compliment any princess costume. 

Cinderella Braided Headband Hair Tutorial 

In this tutorial, Mimi is wearing her Ombre Blonde Luxy Hair Extensions to add thickness and length to help create those long and dreamy princess curls. 

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The Bow Braid with Flowers

Zane is wearing her Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair Extensions in this tutorial. 

Looking for other ways to incorporate flowers in your hair? Check out our video on 5 Ways to Wear A Floral Headband

Woodland Creature

Who was obsessed with the Disney movie Bambi as a kid? We definitely were. We found this super cute, quick, and easy Woodland Creature Halloween Tutorial by Beauty Guru LeighannSays that can help your Bambi dreams come to life. 

Looking to add more volume to your hair to help achieve these voluminous, effortless looking waves? Check out our 220g collection which can help create instant volume to your hair in a matter of minutes. Don’t believe us? Watch our tutorial here

Greek Goddess

The Greek Goddess costume is a great last minute outfit because it’s so low-maintenance, yet looks absolutely gorgeous! Got a flowy maxi dress? You’re halfway there. Complete your look with an olive tree crown which we show you how to create in the following tutorial. 

Mimi is wearing her Ombre Chestnut Luxy Hair Extensions to achieve long Greek Goddess hair. 

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Tinker Bell

We absolutely adore this cute Tinker Bell look created by Elanna Pecherle because it lets you rock faux bangs for the night, if you didn’t already have them before. This look is super easy and can be incorporated in to a bunch of different costumes. With this costume, you’ll be the centre of attention and have everyone believing in magic by the end of the night.

Have you watched our 5 Easy Hair Hacks video yet? We walk you through how to create faux bangs and other cool tricks to help make your life easier. 

If you recreate any of these hairstyles for Halloween, be sure to tag us in your photos on Instagram using @luxyhair – we’d love to see. Happy Halloween! 

 

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3 Hairstyles For Oily Hair

As unglamorous as the topic of greasy hair is… it is what it is. Everyone has to deal with oily hair, whether if your hair gets oily quickly naturally, or if it’s just second or third day hair. 

Because over-washing your hair could be really damaging to your hair (click here to see why), hairstyles for oily hair become really handy. In today’s video, we’re showing you 3 easy hairstyles for greasy hair – even for the days you run out of dry shampoo.

Elanna used some wefts of her Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions to add some thickness and layers to her hairstyles. 

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What do you do when you have second or third day hair? We’d love to hear your tips and tricks!

easy hairstyles for oily hair

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