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6 ways to wear Tint-o-matic colorful bobby pins…even if your hair isn’t pink

Even with natural hair color, you can put colorful bobby pins to good use. You don't have to have pink hair to wear pink bobby pins. Here are 6 ways to wear Tint-o-matic bobby pins in a way that accents your hair color instead of blending into it. #1 Straight bobby pins contrast against waves and helps hold ...

Demystifying Pin Curls

In today’s world of retro beauty, there are hundreds of resources offering directions on recreating the old glamour we all love so much. These resources vary widely in style and technique. Everyone has their own tricks and tools they suggest using to achieve beautiful results. Girls using today’s modern tools and techniques to create their vintage ...

Beauty & Pin-ups Iron – pin curling tool review

I saved the review of the Beauty & Pin-ups Iron pin curl tool for last. This may be the first post you come across of my reviews of the Beauty & Pin-Ups haircare line, because, like most everyone else, you are dying to know more about this tool.  When I first heard about the Iron, I was dying ...

Beauty & Pin-ups hairstyling products review #4 – Fierce Firm Hold Spray

Beauty & Pin-ups Fierce Firm Hold Finishing Spray lives up to its name. This is a FIRM hold hairspray to be used after you are done working the hair for a long lasting style. This is glue for your hair.  Granted, if you messed up, you can brush through it without getting dried hairspray dust all over, but I recommend ...

Beauty & Pin-ups hairstyling products review #3 – Fever thermal styler

Beauty & Pin-ups Fever Thermal Protectant is a little different from the Linger spray gel. Fever is designed to protect hair from very hot tools like a curling iron or their patented Iron tool and also helps hold the heat style. Linger appears to be designed to be a styling aid for both warm/hot tools and other ...

Beauty & Pin-ups hairstyling products review #2 – Linger setting spray gel

The next Beauty & Pin-ups product up for review is Linger Style & Sculpting Spray Gel. This is my favorite product in the entire haircare line. It covers a lot of ground in hairstyling product needs. It is a thermal styler for EVERY need. And I really mean EVERY. You can use it as a setting spray with ...

Beauty & Pin-ups hairstyling products review #1 – Flaunt shampoo, Luxe conditioner, Sway blow-out primer

There is a lot of buzz surrounding the new Beauty & Pin-ups hairstyling product line. And for good reason. Their thoughtful business practices, cute vintage packaging, and natural formulas are well thought out and they are breaking into an industry with a different marketing strategy from any other professional haircare line. I know readers have been curious about ...

100 times a day is an extreme, but yes…for hair health brush your hair a lot.

Tips for fine hair health and growth I'm really into hair health these days. I have really fine hair and I have been over processing it like crazy. We should all be paying attention to hair health in general. It is a huge indicator of your own general health. Poor hair health can be an indicator ...

New Year’s Day Vintage Beauty Survival Kit

New Year's Day Vintage Beauty Survival Kit Fast, fabulous beauty even with the biggest champagne hangover… Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard was my inspiration for this blog post. In the movie she is constantly swaddled in some sort of leopard print. It is either her clothes, draped over the chair she is sitting in, or covering the ...

9 Vintage Beauty New Year’s Resolutions

9 Vintage Beauty New Year's Resolutions New Year's Resolutions are our opportunity to commit to making our lives better in some way, help us feel better about ourselves. Quitting smoking, exercising more or organizing your life are all opportunities to make a new good habit or get yourself out of a rut. I suggest adding a small ...