I know, I know, pastels for spring isn’t exactly groundbreaking and Miranda Priestly would be none too impressed, but the moment the weather shows the slightest hint that warm weather is on the approach I apparently can’t help myself. So this month’s collection of currently coveting goods has been inspired by this saccharine palette, and my want is officially in overdrive.
Growing up, there was this bright pink house at the end of our street that I was completely enamoured with. I vividly remember daydreaming about said pink house on the regular, and when my mom refused to coat our own home in this candy-coloured hue I promised myself that when I grew up I, too, would own a bright pink home. Fast forward twenty five years or so and said desire for a pink home has since dissipitated almost completely. That is, until now. And if the former pink beauty of my early years is half as lovely inside as this coastal-inspired Palm Beach House, I may need to re-think most everything!
See this girl right here? I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her since high school and not only is she an incredibly talented event designer, but she also happens to be as amazing as she is beautiful. Throw in the fact that she has these crazy luscious blonde locks and, for as long as I’ve known her, has always come up with the most beautiful hair-do’s for everyday wear. Case in point: this wicked braided faux hawk. So naturally I took it upon myself to ask her how it’s done. And wouldn’t you know it? It’s not NEARLY as hard as it looks! With photos from the uber talented Heidi Lau, grab Lexi’s the step by step guide below!
ps – big hugs to the Everygirl for featuring this tutorial last week!
| STEP 1 | Grab all of the hair on the top of your head, and tease at the root of the hair to create texture for the braid. If desired, spray dry shampoo or texture spray for added thickness.
| STEP 2 | Start by creating a dutch french braid down the center of your head, tucking bobby pins into the braid as you go.
| STEP 3 | Once the crown of your head has been dutch french braided, begin pulling 1/2″ strands of hair from the side of your head, and braid all the way until the end, securing with a clear elastic.
| STEP 4 | Tuck the bottom of the braid (the tail) underneath the main braid and pin to secure.
| STEP 5 | Gently pull apart the braid to create extra thickness, volume, texture and interest. Spray to secure.