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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org & 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.