VIDEO TIME! Going Gray Gracefully

Dear Reader-

Aging gracefully? Let’s do it! We’re dishing out advice about transitioning from artificial hair color to your natural gray.

Sincerely,

As The Curl Turns

VIDEO TIME! Halloween Spray-On Temporary Hair Color

Dear Reader-

Its video time! Halloween hair color is something we get asked a lot about. We tested three colors to see what is what!

Warmest Regards,

ATCT

p.s- want those jack-o-lanterns to last? Carve them just a coupe of days before, they are extremely perishable!

VIDEO TIME! Big “Bangs” Theory. Vintage Hairstyling Tutorial

Dear Reader-

Bangs are an important piece in the puzzle of retro hair. Tune in to see how I roll out my own big bangs.

Best-

ATCT

VIDEO TIME! New Stylist? Where and What To Look For In A Salon Job

Dear Reader-

If you or someone you know just passed State Board for Cosmetology, here is some advice. Finding a job can be tricky, let alone finding the right job. Good Luck!

Best-

ATCT

No Pin Updo- A How To

Dear Reader-

Updos come in all shapes and sizes, be still my beating heart. But they do not all require pins. This particular updo requires only a needle and thread. It is quite speedy, which is nice when time is of the essence during a wedding or group event. We have all had head counts or time frames change on a dime!

First, set the hair as usual. Take the set out and loosen/brush the big loose curls with the tail of a rattail comb. Spritz with hairspray and don’t be shy. The curls need to be firm.

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You may need about 6 feet of doubled over thread, so three feet of useable thread. I used regular thread here, but embroidery thread works well too. A curved extensions needle works as well as a straight one. Tie a knot around a curl starting on one side of the head and start sewing, in and out and around the curls.

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Up, down, in and around with the thread. Gather the hair as you like it and sew!

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Once you are all the way through to the other side, tie off the thread, and viola!

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A nice, loose looking but totally secure romantic updo that will last. Shellac and you are done! And without a single pin. Grandma may say there is more than one way to bake a cake, and As The Curl Turns agrees.

Sincerely,

ATCT

p.s- martinis becoming too warm too fast? Try a smaller martini glass. Those big glasses may look cool, but they lose their cool quickly.