With the upcoming release of the much anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, we decided to do an inspired hair tutorial on how to do the braid Primrose Everdeen is wearing in all the trailers.
Step 1: Create a side part and divide the hair into two sections.
Step 2: At the end of the side part, begin an inverted braid (Dutch braid) along the the part line towards the forehead, only grasping additional hair from the side closer to the part.
Step 3: Once you have braided to the forehead line, start moving the braid down and around, grasping additional hair from both sections until you reach behind the ear.
Step 4: Continue the braid across the back of the head, but this time grasping additional from from the side closest to the head until you reach the other side of the ear. Continue the braid down the length of the hair and secure the ends with a hair tie.
Tip: If the braid is laying awkwardly, use bobby pins to pin it behind the ear to hold it in place.
Good luck, or should be say: may the odds be ever in your favor!
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Short, and Shorter!
Don’t call it a cute pixie. The hottest/coolest haircuts of the season may be short, but it’s not exactly sweet. By Meirav Devash
Photo by Tom Munro
The 80s soft curls are back in a big way, this is a style ‘must’ for your next get together this fall. Simply use a half-inch curling iron to curl one-inch sections of hair back toward the crown. Use your fingers to separate the curls and pull a few pieces forward as well. For shine and texture use a Velvet Gloss as either a prep or a finish.
Muss, No Fuss
This rough and sexy look started with the air-dry method. The hair was then given a boost of volume with a blast from a blow-dryer. Use a texture serum to give it a fuller, yet messy look by using your
Photo by Tom Munro
fingers to style the hair. Let the ends fall naturally and use a dash of hair spray on the roots.
Short-Hair Styling Mistakes:
So, you ran to the salon and got your ultra chic pixie hair cut for the fall. Now let’s make sure we don’t make the following styling mistakes.
1. Don’t add volume to the crown 2. Do not blow-dry excessively 3. Don’t shower in gel, the slick look is so last season. 4. Don’t over work your hair, a little styling and product works best. 5. If your pixie cut has bangs that need to be tucked behind your ears or clipped to the side you’re doing it wrong. They should be long on the crown and short on the sides for the perfect look.
Credits: Allure Magazine
A beautiful celebration of natural hair by photographer and author Michael July. These beautiful afros are an inspiration; no more relaxers or harsh chemicals. Zelo encourages healthy natural hair, giving you the power to choose between full curls, and on a day where you want less volume, smooth hair. So enjoy your natural hair! Nurture it, care for it, and respect it.
Zelo’s note: If you love natural hair, check out the book Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair by Michael.
Finding the right products can be tough, many brands with endless and complicated ingredient lists that we can’t even understand. So how do you know what to look for? For starters, you always want to go for a Salt and Sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. Salt and Sulfate free hair products are less damaging to your hair, they don’t dry your hair out or strip your color like regular shampoos. You can find Zelo’s Salt and Sulfate free shampoo and conditioner on our website here http://ow.ly/mNVCT.
Another great tip, is to use a thermo protector on your hair. Your skin isn’t the only part of your body that needs protection from the summer heat and UV rays. The Velvet Gloss is a great buy that not only protects your hair from harmful UV rays, but also shines, detangles, and prevents split ends. Dreaming of natural hair? Check out all the natural hair below and get inspired!
Be sure to check out the book Afros – A Celebration Of Natural Hair by Michael July
Aevin Dugas, Giunness World Records 2012 – World’s Largest Afro, Social Worker/Natural Hair Blogger
Anbuley, Afro-electronica Vocalist
Dr. Cornel West, Philosopher/Author/Civil Rights Activist/Actor
Deidre Smalls-Landau, Senior Advertising Executive
Jamila Raegan, Singer/Artist/Model/Performer
Kristen McCarty, Seamstress/Artist/Henna Tattoo Specialist
Shakeya “Key” Huggins, Singer/Songwriter/Journalist
Steph Wiley, Entrepreneur/Dancer/Choreographer/DJ
Terence Nance, Director/Visual Artist/Writer/Musician
Tiffiny Morris, Account Supervisor/Photographer
Yana Bille, Writer/Director/Actress
Zewiditu Ruffin, Model/Actress/Designer/Poet/Student
Readers please note Afros: A Celebration of Natural Hair by Michael July is not affiliated with Zelo in any way, shape, or form.