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Ride Or Die Hair Tools No One Should Be Without

March 20, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Drybar Hold Me Hair Clips Moroccanoil ® Tourmalite Ceramic Hair Dryer Wet Brush Detangle Hair Brush T3 Single Pass X Straightening and Styling Iron | T3 Twirl 360

These hair tools are 100% essential.

Think of them as your ride or die hair tools. They’re always there for you, and are capable of getting any job DONE.

No woman should be without these hair tools. Here’s why I’m obsessed:

Alligator Clips: I’ve talked about these little guys A LOT. Alligator clips are an essential tool for the sleep bun, AKA  the best way to attain soft, pretty, kinda unwashed hair curls. I always have an alligator clip handy. They’re probably my favorite hair tool of all time honestly.

Morrocanoil Hair Dryer: This isn’t your average hair dryer. This little baby packs a serious punch. This hair dryer is professional-level and allows for maximum absorption of water to minimize static and leave your hair smooth and shiny from root to tip. AKA, less fly aways & healthier, longer hair!

The Wet Brush: If you don’t have a wet brush, GET ONE NOW. I’m not kidding. This brush is a total game changer. It miraculously detangles the biggest, dread lock knots, without doing damage to your hair. As soon as I got my hands on one of these, I ditched all of my other brushes. Once you go wet brush, you never go back.

T3 Single Pass Straightener: This tool will save you SO much time. Especially if you are someone that straightens your hair often. The single pass straightener is all about being quick. You don’t have to straighten the same clump of hair 50 times, only once.

T3 Twirl 360: When I say this curler is unlike any other, I mean it. It’s patent-pending because it has a built in motion-sensing technology with a barrel that spins with the flick of your wrist. It makes curling EASIER because you don’t have to move and twirl the curler yourself. I’m into it!

Well there you have it, the hair tools that are absolutely ESSENTIAL.

What are your favorite hair tools? Share them below, I’m looking to add to my list!

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Kitten-ish Sexy, Valentine’s Day Hair

February 4, 2016
by
LAURYN

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Valentine’s Day is coming & I’m all about some feminine hair.

Some of you guys asked me on Instagram & Snapchat how I did this hair on NYE…& I DIDN’T. My friend & hairstylist, Shawn Knudsen did ( she also did my hair for the cover of LOCALE Magazine too! ). So I went straight to the source to get some spicy, kitten-ish Valentine’s Day hair.

Meet Shawn, a bubbly, perfectly blonde beauty who’s amazing at doing hair:

Hey guys! I’m Shawn.

I started out by giving Lauryn a side part. A side part as opposed to a middle part gives this look a sexier edge. Lauryn & I always talk about how we prefer our “good side” to be the side that we won’t be pinning back.

I love a swoop bang on my good side. It photographs better for me.

Anyway, then I curled her hair. I used a one and a half inch curling iron by Hot Tools. This gives a bigger curl. I like to call it a “Kardashian curl”. Which makes it look like a really killer blowout.

So after putting curls into her hair, I then did an easy, yet so pretty, half pinned style by taking the section on the side I was going to pin. The section is from her hairline right past the back of her ear. That section will be the pinned part. Rather than just pin it we made it a little more intricate looking. I took three horizontal sections at the hairline like I was going to braid them.

Instead I took that middle strand and pinned it straight back tightly. Then with the two other strands I crossed them over the middle strand to give it the X look & secured with bobby pins.

Try to pin the bobby pins out of sight, nobody likes bobby pins showing.

Also, I always like to mess with my curls to let them fall a tad as well. Lauryn loves when I mess them up, she never likes perfect hair.

Lastly, I finished with some flexible hold hair spray to tame any fly-aways…& BOOM you have yourself a sleek and chic look, perfect for a date night out or a lunch with some girlfriends.

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Here are the steps simplified:

1.) Pick a side part.

2.) Curl hair away from face ( soft Kardashian curl ).

3.) Section side to be pinned into three strands horizontally  ( top, middle, bottom ).

4.) Pin middle strand straight back & tight.

5.) Crisscross top & bottom strand over middle strand to make X shape.

6.) Bobby pin & spray.

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Products used:

Paul Mitchell Worked Up ( workable hairspray )

Kevin Murphy Doo Over Dry Powder finishing texture spray

Drybar alligator clips

Hot Tools one and a half inch curling iron

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Lauryn again! To maintain the soft curls Shawn gave me I do what I always do: The Sleep Bun ( at night ). All smiley today too because the curling iron of my dreams just came in the mail last week!! I’ll be filming some fun shit with it.

Also, I just started using THIS TEXTURIZING SPRAY & I am in looooooveeeeee with it. I can’t live without it. Not sponsored, just realness. It’s TO DIEEEEE. Seriously changes the hair game. It’s a bit of an investment for hair ( $39 ) but it’s worth every fucking penny, trust me.

If I decide to not wash my hair for a week ( which I literally do all the time ), I throw a little dry shampoo at the root. The stuff I use is like $8 & old school called Psssssst. Sometimes old school is the best. Super simple.

Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t make your curls last.

…Because IT’S ENTIRELY POSSIBLE TO MAKE THEM LAST LIKE A WEEK & HALF.

Washing your hair is such a bitch sooooo having Shawn curl my hair means no washing, no upkeep, no hassle for like a week.

By the way, The Nanz goes to Shawn to jazz up her bouffant ( I can’t ) & loves her.

To book with Shawn, e-mail her: knudsen_s@hotmail.com & or contact her via Instagram. & of course, let us know what other hair styles you’re interested in seeing.

Happy Thursday! lauryn x

+ pink dress available here.

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YOU ASKED!!! Blogger Tips, Detox Drink, Tricks For Washing Your Hair Once A Week

July 23, 2015
by
LAURYN

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{ white scalloped dress | sunglasses | watch | ring }

You guys asked me some GREAT questions via Instagram.

( I’m in love with Instagram & Snapchat because they’re platforms where we can connect one-on-one & I can see exactly what YOU GUYS WANT TO SEE ).

Anyway, I tried to be as thorough as possible with my answers but if something isn’t clear or you have other questions, just leave them below & I’ll make sure to get them answered tomorrow or in the next video. I never want to be the kind of blogger that stops answering questions. It’s very, very important to me to maintain a connection with you guys because without you…I’d have ::CRICKETS:: reading The Skinny Confidential. You guys make the blog! So my point is, if for some reason you’ve asked me a question & I haven’t answered it, always re-ask because most likely I didn’t see it!!

Oh, & do yourself a favor and check out this off the shoulder sweater because it’s under $45 bucks AND soooo, soooo comfortable. Ok, press play:

♡ Products:

TSC Pink Detox Drink
Favorite rosé: Whispering Angel & Miraval
Spray tan deets
More blogger tips
The Wet Brush ( BEST brush EVER )
Mini Wet Brush
Eyelash primer
TSC Bombshell Body Guide
Drybar dry shampoo
Pssssst! dry shampoo
The Sleep Bun
More hair tips
MAC setting spray
My blog design company, blog-doo
TSC Lifestyle Guide

♡ Wearing:

Black sweater
Black jeans ( OBSESSED )
Red lipstick
White kicks
Nail polish
White 6+ cell cover

SO! That was fun! I love doing Q & A’s. Again, let me know if you have questions below.

Wish me luck, I have a follow-up doctor’s appointment tomorrow & I may get crazy and venture out into society for a mani/pedi and a green smoothie. Follow along on Snapchat for more realness ( like me working out in flip flops, lol ). Username is: laurynevarts.

Chat soon!

lauryn, xx

+ More tips/tricks like these can be found in The Skinny Confidential Book.

++ To subscribe to TSC YouTube channel, click here.

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Date Night Hair | Part 1

April 28, 2015
by
LAURYN

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Call me weird but date night is an important part of my life.

It’s an opportunity for me & Michael to go out and talk ( without our phones ) or any other distractions. We typically order a nice bottle of red wine and split an appetizer. Usually we try ( keyword: ‘try’ ) to avoid any convo about work too.

But let’s talk about pre-date night.

Like, you know, how to prepare.

If you know me, you know my middle name is procrastination so prepping isn’t exactly my strong spot? LOL?

That’s why I need to find a quick ( I MEAN QUICK! ) way to look hot. BASICALLY I’M ALWAYS RUNNING LATE SO I’M LUCKY IF I GET A HALF AN HOUR TO PREP FOR DATE NIGHT.

Top three priorities:

HAIR
LIPSTICK
HIGH HEELS

AKA: duh, duh, & DUH.

Those three things can change your look and don’t require 5 million hours of prep.

Let’s start with hair.

I get a lot of questions on hair so I figured a visual would be the best way to explain. For date night, I utilize the five minute to fab rule. All I do is spray my hair with a little oil ( lately I’ve been loving the Wella Professionals LuxeOil Leave-In Conditioning Spray ). I like to put the oil towards my ends so it seals in/repairs any serious split ends and leaves my hair smelling great ( AND gives Michael a reason to lean in a little closer ).

If you’re afraid of oil on your hair, DON’T BE. It makes such a difference if you’re using the correct kind. And it also matters where on the hair you place it. Obviously you don’t want to rub oil on your roots. Keep it towards the ends of your hair & you’ll be a very, VERY happy camper.

After the oil I put my hair in to a low Sleep Bun.

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The low Sleep Bun allows me to keep my hair off my face while I slab on some quick makeup. Also it primes the hair for exactly the look I’m going for.THENNNN I go in for makeup. Think: quick Laura Mercier foundation, a little brow powder, my prime/curl/prime/mascara method, & last but CERTAINLY not least a bold lip. A bold lip looks like I put a million hours into the look when really I’ve had 20 to 30 minutes to get ready, on a lucky day.

After my makeup is done I’ll throw on a baggy, chic blouse, some tight jeans, and PUMPS!! Pumps are quick to throw on & they add some height which scream sex appeal.

ALMOST READY!!

Now it’s time to undo my hair. As you can see from the photos I take out my Sleep Bun clip, shake out my hair, & add the magic ingredient: the Wella Professionals LuxeOil Light Oil Shine Spray. It’s paraben free & absolutely perfect for adding shine to the Sleep Bun wave.

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The Sleep Bun wave is the perfect, effortless hair do for date night. I can’t wait to show you guys the final look…

Stay tuned for date night, part two later next week!!

What are your sexy, sassy date night prep tips?

x, Lauryn

P.S. Speaking of date night, Wella is partnering with Match.com to encourage woman to show off their date night hair! Submit your date night look when the contest kicks off next week & follow @WellaHairUSA for more deets!

{ pics: Jade Park }

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The Skinny Confidential talks hair.

PERFECT Curls: Flatter On The Top/Lightly Curled On The Bottom

March 10, 2015
by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential talks hair.The Skinny Confidential talks hair.

Today we’re talking HAIRRRRRR.

You guys have asked how I curl my hair.

Ok so I’m very, very, very specific when I curl my hair.

You guys obviously know I’m a huge fan of The Sleep Bun.

But how do you get pre-Sleep Bun curls?

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WHEEEEELP, let’s start from the very beginning:

1.) I always curl OUTWARD. NEVER inward. If you’re curling inward then you’re going to get that bridal curl. Not my thing at all. I always curl outward.

2.) Use the right curling iron. Yes. There’s such a thing. I’m obsessed with Nume’s curling iron. There’s no chipper thing. The chipper thing gives me a bump in my hair…& no one likes bumps. So I am big advocate of no chipper curling irons.

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3.) Never start above the ears. Seriously though. Start curling the hair UNDER the ears. Don’t start from the top. It looks like Shirley Temple if you do.

4.) Brush your hair first. I know, right? Me brush my hair? HA! I promise I do before I curl it. I’m obsessed with this paddle brush. I like to brush the top a little AFTER it’s curled too. Only the top, not the curls at the bottom.

5.) Leave an inch out. I always leave an inch out of the curling iron. Keep an inch out ALWAYS.

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6.) Use a little oil afterwards. I love adding a little argan oil (insert Nume’s oil here). Argan oil has SOOOOOooo many benefits ( to name a few: it makes the hair silker, it’s amazing for split ends, & adds moisture without adding shine ). More benefits can be found here.

7.) As far as hairspray is concerned…don’t use too much!! Just a little. A little goes a long way.

8.) Pull it through. I like to pull the curls out with my fingers a little. I tossle it a little before I leave the house & kind of pull the curls downward with my finger tips.

9.) SLEEP BUN IT UP!! I live & die for The Sleep Bun. After I’ve curled my hair, I sleep on it! Check out this full tutorial.

10.) Don’t wash it for a few days. Heyyyyyy, come on now. A little dirty hair never hurt a flea. The curls always look best the 3rd/4th day!! #sorrynotsorry

Here’s pre-Sleep Bun, freshly curled hair, by the way:

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What are your hair curling tips? Will do a tutorial on hippie chic curls soon too ; ). More hair tips here & in TSC Book.

xx.

– Lauryn

P.S. get 40% off anything + free US shipping on all Nume items! Use the code: THESKINNYCON.

{ blue cotton shirt | jeans }
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The Skinny Confidential talks hair.