Hair How-To Tutorials

How to Rule Your Hair



How to Rule Your Hair (Like a Boss)

It’s true there are are some things in life you just can’t control. Guess what, you hair is no longer one of those things! Control Plus 12-in-1 Spray is our latest product designed to give you TOTAL CONTROL of your hair every single day.

CONTROL PLUS targets the hair after it’s been freshly washed. To use, towel dry your hair and spray CONTROL, blow-dry and style as usual. The protein and moisture rich formula provides a completely flawless hair day, every time.

CONTROL PLUS 12-in-1 Spray Provides:

  • Frizz Control
  • Damage Repair
  • Breakage Control
  • Shine
  • Moisture
  • Strength
  • Manageability
  • Color Extender
  • Humidity Shield
  • Thermal Protection
  • UV Protection
  • Keratin Enhancer

DIY Auburn Red Ombré

DAILY FRIZZ: Fall Auburn Red Ombré TUTORIAL + Formula


Ahh pinterest! Thanks for inspiring us with this awesome auburn red ombré. Fall hair is all about red, and right now we’re loving auburn hues. Here’s a super easy way to get the auburn red ombré look at home on dark hair.

Tools Needed:


  1. Ombré your hair: Since I have naturally dark (level 2) hair I used an ombré kit to lighten my hair to a level 6/7. I followed left my roots dark and created an ombré pattern: DIY Ombré tutorial HERE
  2. After lightening, cleanse and blow-dry your hair completely. Follow the manufacturers instructions: Mix entire tube (2 oz. each) of 5R + 7RC + 4 oz. of 10 VOL developer in a non metallic bowl, apply the product to your lightened hair, and about an inch higher than where your ombré begins.
  3. Rinse your hair thoroughly but don’t shampoo. Apply Zelo Keratin Conditioner to your hair to seal your cuticles and protect the color and leave this in your hair for 15 minutes before rinsing and styling.
  4. PROTECT: Always, ALWAYS use a thermal protector to protect your red hair from fast fading. Use CONTROL PLUS 12-in-1 Spray, before blow-drying and heat styling to protect your color from heat and UV ray fading. Get it HERE.



How to Make Your Blow-dry Last Longer

How to make your blow-dry last longer

Why do salon blow-outs always seem to look smoother and last longer than blow-outs done at home? It’s so unfair right? What kind of Hogwarts sorcery do stylists perform to get our hair frizz-free and sleek all day, even in extremely humid south Florida weather?

Let’s crack this case wide open!

From talking to various hair stylists and YEARS of trial and error we have finally cracked the code to getting the perfect blow dry at home that is 100% sleek and shiny and stands up to frizz and humidity. Check out our 3 Tips for a Longer Lasing Blow-Dry.

Tip 1: Always Blow-dry hair 100% Dry:

But it takes foreverrrrr!  We know! The #1 cause of a poofy blow-out is hair that hasn’t been completely dried. Once you step outside and encounter any humidity: POOF! When you think you’re hair is dry, keep going; make sure there’s not one ounce of moisture left. I know it sucks and your arms are killing you but hey, think about what a great workout you’re getting.

Tip 2: Product Is Key

Your natural hair texture decides the longevity of your blow-dry. That’s why it is essential to use a leave-in product that controls your texture. Zelo CONTROL PLUS 12-in-1 Spray is the ultimate leave-in conditioner that provides thermal protection and makes your blow dry last longer by closing the cuticle with a barrier that protects hair from humidity and frizz and keratin protein that smooths away any blemishes in the cuticle, giving the hair a perfectly polished and sleek surface. Get it here!

Tip 3: Perfect Your Technique

At the end of the day, what makes a salon blow-out so great is the stylist’s technique. Here are a few blow-drying best practices you should always keep in mind:

  • Always blow-dry smaller sections instead of the entire head at once. Use clips to section your hair off.
  • Use a larger round brush to lift your roots for a more voluminous blow-dry.
  • Never blow-dry against the cuticle. Instead blow-dry downward (with the cuticle) for optimum sleekness.

Hunger Games Catching Fire: Primrose Everdeen’s Wrap-Around Braid Tutorial

Catching FIre: Primrose Wrap-Around Braid Tutorial

Catching Fire Hunger Games Primrose Braid tutorial arrows

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.

Hunger Games Catching Fire Primrose Braid Tutorial

Good luck, or should be say: may the odds be ever in your favor!

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How-to: Easy Milkmaid Braid – A Braid Cheat!

Milkmaid tutorial cover

You know what I love about a milkmaid braid? Everything! Milkmaid braids are a year-round trend that’s easy to achieve, chic, AND the perfect dirty hair style for those lazy hair days.

Not good at braiding? Here’s a simple braid CHEAT for achieving this look.

Materials Needed:

How to do an EASY Milkmaid Braid:milkmaid braid steps


  1. Part your hair down the center and braid each side. Use a rubber band to seal the ends.
  2. Step 2: Wrap each braid around your crown and use the bobby pins to pin one braid over the other. Wrap and tuck the second braid under the first so that you can’t see the ends.
  3. Pin along the braid to secure to your head.


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Summer Fishtail Braid

Old fashion braids are great, but when you want to change it up a bit, a fishtail braid can be just what you need to make your summer look rock! Just make sure to always start with our Zelo Velvet Gloss🙂 summer fish tail

Three Easy Ways to Get Pink Hair

Why should Easter eggs have all the fun? There should be PASTEL for EVERYONE!

While I may have disregarded the pink trend last year, thinking pink hair went out of style along with bands like Simple Plan, the thought of wearing a dainty Easter frock with a candy pink french braid this spring is just too tempting to resist. And so…

Three Simply Ways to Go Pink:

1. Chalk it up!

Lauren Conrad probably sent a wave of women running to the school supply isle to buy chalk last winter, and for good reason; chalk makes a great temporary color! Chalk with water and heat create a temporary tint to the hair that’s  excellent for vibrant color streaks and highlights.

For all-over, ombre, and dip dyeing, Color Bug uses the same concept of the chalk without the damaging heat. It’s a staining powder  that, more importantly, comes in lavender and bright pink for your dip-dying pleasure! Plus, putting it on will make you feel daintier than Marie Antoinette.

Sadly Color Bug isn’t in stores here in the states…yet, but you can definitely find it online. Here’s a tutorial showing how it works.

2. Clip it in

Say you’re not a blonde. Or you don’t feel like powdering your hair like an 18th century courtesan. You can actually clip extensions in to get this multicolored look. Use color for highlights that pop or combine several colors and taste the rainbow! Easilites are my choice for cheap but easy clip-ins made with human hair so you can curl and style as you wish.

3. Commit to it!

If you’re just cool like that or your boss at your job is cool like that, then you should try a semi-permanent pink. Manic Panic in Hot Pink and Raw Color’s Candy are two bright and fluffy pink dyes you’ll find in your neighborhood Hot Topic. The bottles say they last up to 6 weeks. Don’t pay attention to that. It actually lasts up to 3 weeks before it starts to pale. Of course, limiting your number of weekly washes will help.

I bet you didn’t know that pink hair was so easy to do. What do you think? Are you going pink this spring?