Posted on October 16, 2013 | Posted under feather hair extensions, hair, hair crystals, hair extensions, hair feathers, halloween, highlights | 1 Comment
Two weeks until Halloween! Growing up, my mom always made my costumes and I helped with the process. We'd go to second-hand shops to find materials and accessories and she would whip together an awesome and unique costume! I still LOVE to make my own costumes. The process is so much fun. If you haven't tried making your own costume, I suggest you start NOW!
Here are three awesome DIY costume ideas. These are great for inspiration; let your creativity guide you.
Don't forget the hair! I have included hair and make-up suggestions as well, because no costume is complete unless you've transformed your look head-to-toe.
The peacock is one of the most beautiful and elegant animals. Show off your own beauty with this glamorous costume.
Hair + Make-up:
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Real peacock feathers are taken cruelly, so it's best to go with a vegan alternative. The bright turquoise, royal blue and smoky gray in our Blue Lagoon pack are perfect for some peacock inspired hair flair. You can straighten or curl these hair feathers as you like. I love how she has pulled her hair to the side and left it long and flowing.
Her make-up is gorgeous! The bright blue shades she used are likely too much for your day-to-day make-up look, so use this holiday as an excuse to play with bright colors . Watch the video below to see how to achieve this make-up look at home.
Make your own costume with a tutu and some felt! Add to a blue top and black leggings.
This costume is great for adults and little ones.
Find this costume here at www.rusticredfence.com
DIY costume here
Love this whimsical look. You can do as much or as little as you want. Add a pair of wings and hair crystals to a dress you already have, or make a flowing gown.
Hair + Make-up:
Soft and pretty, this make-up look is just right for a woodland fairy. Pink cheeks, a touch of glitter and soft curls. Hair crystals add that extra bit of sparkle and whimsy. Our top quality crystals are easy to apply and re-usable.
Watch the video below for a tutorial on this make-up look
This one is very easy. You can go as extreme or as simple as you like.
All you really need is a pair of wings! I love the matching mother daughter costumes seen below.
Not your traditional girly-girl costume, this costume is FIERCE! If you love your comic book characters, or the image of a strong woman, then Rogue is your girl.
Hair + Make-up
I HATE wearing Halloween wigs. They are annoying, uncomfortable and usually look terrible; so what's the point in wearing them? By adding our platinum blonde highlights to your natural hair, you can skip the wig or dye and get amazing rogue hair!
Rogue usually has green shadow on, although the look below isn't a specific Rogue look, it's perfect for the costume!
If you have some experience with sewing (I envy you!) then you'll love this DIY costume.
Watch this tutorial below to make your own fabulous Xmen jumpsuit.
And there you go! Three awesome, head-to-toe costumes that will make an impact this Halloween.
If you're going to try out one of these costumes or have another great idea that includes hair flair, leave a comment below!
Posted on October 08, 2013 | Posted under accessories, bling, bridal hair, clear, crystals, diamonds, extensions, feather hair extensions, gems, hair, hair feathers, jewels, pink, turquoise, up do | Leave a Comment
I am so excited about our newest product - hair crystals! I first came across this hot hair accessory on a recent trip to Las Vegas. One night while my girlfriends and I were out for dinner, we were seated beside a table of women celebrating a bachelorette weekend. The bride-to-be was gorgeous, with a cute white mini-dress and several hair crystals in her long flowing hair. Her look was glamorous, pretty and fun. We all loved her look and thought it was perfect for a party.
Months later, when my friend began planning her own wedding festivities she decided she wanted to get some of these hair crystals and add them to her bridal hair for her "bling" themed wedding. We visited several beauty supplies with no luck, and although we did find some online - they were either too big, or looked cheap. Not the look she wanted on her wedding day.
Now, brides and women who want to add some sparkle can find high quality hair crystals on Picasso Hair Feathers!
These gorgeous little hair gems are attached by threading a small strand of your hair through a tiny ring attached to the crystal. It's so easy to do and because of the no-slip material, your crystals will stay in place until you remove them (for brushing or washing).
Each pack includes 6 re-usable crystals and a threading loop. Everything you need to add fabulous sparkle.
Everyone loves some bling. Especially for those extra special occasions like proms, parties and weddings!
These beautiful hair bling crystals are perfect for glam bridal up-do's and available in three different colors; turquoise, pink or clear diamond crystal.
If you'd love to add some bling to your hair, click the link below and take advantage of our introductory rate (LIMITED TIME ONLY).
P.S SHOP Hair Crystals Here
P.S If you love these, then you will absolutely love our sparkle hair feathers. Read more here.
Posted on August 28, 2013 | Posted under glam strand, hair extension, hair feather, hair tinsel, sparkle, strands | Leave a Comment
It's been a while since I've written a blog post, but I promise I have a good reason.
We've been working on a number of new products and LOTS of new colors.
Starting next month, we'll be releasing hot new colors and several new
products that you will LOVE (I'm already obsessed).
I'm so excited I wanted to give you a sneak peak. We started selling
these at trade shows and festivals with HUGE success. Everyone is loving
them - and always sell out!
And because I've been receiving so many emails requesting more, I am
putting them up on the website. Are you dying to know what it is?
Drum roll please...
Sparkle strands are our animal-friendly hair feathers completely blinged out
with sparkling hair tinsel.
Easy to apply, with just a pair of household pliers. You can also wash, blow-dry,
flat-iron and curl your sparkling strands (up to 180 degrees)
The sparkle will last 2 - 6 weeks and your hair feather will continue to last for
several more weeks.
Safe and non-toxic these strands are gorgeous for everyday wear, special
occasions, bridal parties, cheerleaders, dancers, parties or holiday!
==> CLICK to Get Glam with Sparkle Strands (LIMITED QUANTITY)
Pick up a Brown and Gold Sparkle Strand today for just $6 today before
they're sold out. We have a VERY LIMITED QUANTITY.
Don't forget we have FREE SHIPPING in the USA and CANADA.
Want color combinations of hair feather + sparkles would you like to see?
Leave a comment below or email email@example.com
To fabulous looking hair,
Posted on August 02, 2013 | Posted under clip-in hair extensions, color, feather hair extensions, hair extensions, hair feathers, Highlights, how-to | Leave a Comment
1. How are Style Strands different from colored clip-ins?
Our Style Strands are quite different than the run of the mill colored clip-ins. Here are the main differences:
Our unique Loop n Lock system means once you apply your highlights, they can be left in your hair for up to 4-8 weeks! Unlike clip-ins, they do not need to be removed and reapplied everyday!
They are made of TOP quality, 100% human remy hair. This means our Style Strands can be treated just like your natural hair. They can be washed & styled with your natural hair and they will stay soft, shiny and smooth!
They come in smaller groups of strands giving you more flexibilty to create the look you want! Clip-in Highlights come in 1"-2" chunks. This means if you want subtle, peek-a-boo highlights or a more natural look, you simply cannot achieve it with clip-in highlights. Style Strands highlights can be applied to create a chunky streaks (apply 3-5 strands beside eachother) or natural, peek-a-boo highlights. YOU decide.
NO noticable clips. Clip-in highlights are hard to disguise. Style Strands are attached with only a tiny bead, meaning they can easily be concealed and no one will ever know!
2. Will the color change or fade over time?
No! This is one of the best features of Style Strands. They will not fade or change color. When you go to the salon for highlights, you can expect to make a return visit in about 6-8 weeks as your color will have lost it's luster. Well, not with Style Strands! The color will remain rich & vibrant as long as they are in your hair.
3. Will Style Strands damage my hair?
No! Style Strands will not cause any damage to your hair - in fact, if you're worried about damage, these are a great option for you! Bleach and dye are so full of chemicals that strip your hair of nourishment, leaving your hair brittle, dry and lacking shine. When you say "good-bye" to your hair dye and hello to Style Strands - you are also saying hello to healthy hair!
4. Are they difficult to apply at home?
Not at all - Style Strands are so easy to apply and take only seconds! You just need a pair of household pliers and your ready to go! The attachment method is so simple, you will get the hang of it in no time. You can watch one of our easy to follow videos or pictorial instructions here.
5. Are they suitable for kids?
YES! Kids love Style Strands and so do their parents! Young girls see the trends on T.V, at school, in magazines, etc. and of course they want to try them out too! But, for good reason, many parents do not want to start dyeing their hair at such a young age. These are a great alternative! Girls can have fun with their hair, try out those pink highlights, all while causing no damage to their natural hair. As there are small pieces involved, do not apply to children under the age of 4.
I hope this helps to answer your questions, now.. go on and get your shop on ;)!
Lots of LOVE,
Posted on July 19, 2013 | Posted under clip-in, clip-in hair extensions, feather hair extensions, feathers, hair extensions, hair feathers, Highlights, how-to, ombre | Leave a Comment
Do you wish your hair was a bit longer?
Do you dream of voluminous, sexy hair?
Do you want curls and beach waves that last for days?
The obvious answer to this is hair extensions.
But a full head of extensions is not for everyone.
Here's the thing a lot of women don't know....
You don't need a full head of hair extensions to make a BIG improvement to your look.
You can add a few inches and sexy volume to your locks with just 30 highlight hair extensions.
The more you add, the more length and volume you will get.
And here's something else you may not know...
You don't need nasty toxic glue, tight painful braids or damaging irons to apply them.
There are safe and gentle options available, one being the micro-loop system used in our human hair highlights.
Here are two examples on how I added length, volume and color using only 30 Style Strands highlights.
Look #1 The Blonde Bombshell
Step 1: (red dots) Starting 1 inch in from the hair line at the nape of her neck, I applied 15 light ombre highlights in a V shape going up behind her ears. I left about a fingers width between each highlight.
Step 2: Take a thin layer of hair above the extensions to cover them.
Step 3: (yellow dots) Using this next layer of hair, apply 15 golden blonde highlights above and in between the first layer of hair extensions. This technique is called brick laying.
Look #2 The Raven Haired Beauty
Color: Black with Dark Ombre
Length: Added 4 inches and volume
Products Used: 30 pack of Dark Ombre
Step 1: (red dots) Starting 1 inch in from the hair line at the nape of her neck, I applied 15 dark ombre highlights in a V shape going up behind her ears. I left about a fingers width between each highlight.
Step 2: Take a thin layer of hair above the extensions to cover them.
Step 3: (yellow dots) Using this next layer of hair, applied 15 dark ombre highlights above and in between the first layer of hair extensions. This technique is called brick laying.
Step 4: For a more natural gradation in color from black to blonde, I cut very small and subtle layers into the second layer of hair extension highlights around her face. This left more chocolate brown and a less blonde. You don't want to risk ruining your highlights, so I recommend leaving this step to a professional if you choose to cut layers. This step is optional.
Is this right for you?
How much length you can add will depend on your natural hair and not all results will be the same.
You can add more length if...
- your hair is already long
- you have layers
- you have thin - medium thickness
You won't be able to add as much length if...
- your hair is short, above your shoulders
- you have a blunt hair cut
- you have thick hair with a heavy weight line
Still not sure? Send me an email with a description of your natural hair and I'll tell you if this easy option will help you get the hair of your dreams! firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's a video to show you just how easy it is to apply our Style Strands highlights
If you've added length and color using Style Strands highlights, share a pic on our Facebook page!
I'd love to see it!
P.S All our hair extension highlights are made from top quality, 100% human remy hair. This means you can wash, blow-dry and style your hair extension highlights just as you would your natural hair.
Posted on June 18, 2013 | Posted under clip-in, clip-in hair extensions, color, feather hair extensions, feathers, Hair, hair extensions, hair feathers, how-to, vegan hair feathers | 1 Comment
Over the weekend we were at a vegetarian lifestyle festival selling hair feathers and highlights - the turn out was awesome! It was the first year for the festival and we applied over 1000 hair feathers to women of all ages in one afternoon.
Around 5pm I finally got a chance to sit down!
It was amazing meeting our customers face-to-face and I learned a valuable lesson. I shouldn't assume everyone understands our product.
So many people had never seen anything like our hair feathers or highlights before and they had a lot of questions. Once answered, they were thrilled and loved the idea of animal-friendly hair feathers and real human hair highlights.
Lots of girls were picking out hair feathers to match their outfit
Because you couldn't be there and ask me these questions in person, I have put together a list of the 4 most common questions with detailed answers for you. If I missed a question you have, email me at email@example.com
Question #1 - What are they made out of?
Hair Feathers: heat resistant synthetic. You can wash, blow dry and style these with your natural hair but just keep your hot tools at a lower temperature.
Highlights: 100% human hair. You can treat the highlights just as you would your natural hair; wash, blow dry and style as usual.
Question #2 - Why aren't these real feathers?
The real hair feathers you often see in women's hair are the result of animal brutality. Originally bred for fishing tackle, thousands of roosters are now slaughtered each month for this trend. Those real feather extensions are coming from a rooster that was gassed and skinned. They are then dyed a variety of colors and sold at salons and online.
Needless to say, we are proud to offer a product that imitates nature's beauty and doesn't steal it from them.
Question #3 - How long do they last?
For myself and my clients the average is about 2 months. You may need to reapply your hair feather or highlights before then, but the quality should remain the same. Our hair feathers and highlights are so easy to reapply. If your hair feather falls out - no problem! Just re-thread your micro-ring with your threading loop and reapply.
Here are some tips to keep your hair feathers and highlights lasting longer:
- don't over do it on the heat and keep the temp low
- be gentle with your pliers when squeezing your micro-ring flat
- when styling, its best to style WITH your natural hair.
Both the hair feathers and highlights are applied using our easy loop system. Your micro-ring and threading loop is already attached so all you will need is a pair of flat household pliers.
Here's my fav review and tutorial...
And we have detailed pictures here -> How-to: Apply Hair Feathers (picture tutorial)
Remember to keep your threading loop so you can remove and reapply your hair feathers and highlights!
Hope these answered some of your questions, and if I didn't answer it here check out the FAQ page
Until next time,
P.S Have you ever gone to a festival and thought it would be awesome to have a booth there? Festivals, art & crafts and trade shows have to be one of the funnest ways to meet new people and sell some great products. And YOU can do it too. You can easily sell hair feathers at a show or festival near you by selling up for our wholesale program.
For more details on our wholesale hair feathers click HERE
Posted on June 05, 2013 | Posted under DIY, feather hair extensions, hair feathers, Hair Styles, highlights | 2 Comments
Do you realize just how much cash you're spending on your hair?
If you're buying hair products and visiting the salon every 7 weeks you're likely spending $1000's of dollars on hair care every year!
Before you stress and pull your hair out, here are 12 ways to save up to $1000 a year...
(... just think how many manicures, facials and massages you could get for $1000!)
#1 Skip the blow-dry at your salon and tell your hair dresser you will dry it at home.
#2 For the products you absolutely love but can't afford at full price, sign up for their email newsletters so you will be the first to know when the items go on sale.
#3 Discuss your budget with your stylist and ask for a style and maintenance schedule that will work within it.
#4 Condition your hair so you don't end up with split ends and won't need to rush to your hair dresser for a trim.
#5 Choose a low maintenance color that doesn't fade quickly.
#6 Use apple cider vinegar instead of a clarifying shampoo
#7 Sign up for coupon sites and keep a list of the products you always need. Scan the emails and buy when your items go on sale.
#8 Mix water with your conditioner for a leave in conditioner
#9 Ask about free bang trims - many salons will offer this for their regular customers between cuts.
#10 Visit a beauty school for super cheap prices. Great for a simple style and cut!
#11 If you don't have a regular stylist, check out Groupon or another daily deal site. They often have salon packages at over 50% off
#12 Make your own shampoo or buy the jumbo bottle from a beauty supply store like Sally's Beauty Supply.
Don't wait until you are desperate for a product or hair cut. Plan ahead.
Save where you can and you'll be able to splurge once and awhile.
The key to saving money on hair care is to be proactive in your hunt for deals.
If you leave it to the last minute, you aren't able to price shop and will spend more than you need to.
Do you have any money saving beauty tips? Share them in the comments below :)
Posted on May 08, 2013 | Posted under blonde, clip-in, clip-in hair extensions, color, feather hair extensions, feathers, hair extensions, hair feathers, natural | 1 Comment
Do blondes really have more fun?
Maybe, but this isn't the only reason blonde is such a desired hair color;
sun kissed locks are GORGEOUS!
Bleach changes the texture of the hair, making it coarse, dull and weak, often resulting in breakage.
Good news: you can lighten an brighten your hair naturally.
Look like a Total Beach Babe This Summer
I'm going to tell you 5 incredible ways to lighten your hair this summer.
ATTENTION brunettes and raven hair beauties
These tips aren't just for those with naturally light hair.
Keep reading to find out how I got my light brown balayage ombre highlights WITHOUT bleach last summer.
These are pics of my summer style last year - all natural, chemical free and animal-friendly!
Lighten Your Hair at Home, Naturally
Test a small strand first. Your hair color can react differently depending on your natural color.
Looking for ombre highlights? Then only apply these methods to the ends of your hair.
Lastly, these methods are not as harsh as strong chemicals, so it will take longer and may take repeated applications to lighten your color.
Let's get to it.
#1 Lemon Juice (mild - strong / works on all colors)
Add juice from 4 lemons to a 1/2 cup of warm water in a spray bottle.
Spritz your hair and leave it on for 20 - 30 minutes. Rinse and follow up with your fav conditioning treatment.
Lemon juice is acidic and can dry out your hair a bit. This is why I recommend following up with a natural conditioner like olive oil.
#2 Honey (mild - medium / works on all colors)
Mix 1 part honey with 2 parts olive oil and apply to the hair you want to lighten. Tie your hair up and leave it for 40 minutes.
To boost results, place a plastic shower cap over your hair and wrap with a towel to keep it warm.
#3 Chamomile (mild - medium / blonde or brown)
In a glass of ceramic pot, boil 1 cup of dried chamomile in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes.
Lower heat and let simmer for 20 minutes. Let cool and strain the leaves from the liquid.
After washing your hair, rinse with the chamomile liquid and let sit for 5 minutes.
You can also use tea bages if you can't get the dry leaves.
#4 Hair Extension Highlights
If you're looking for brighter shades of highlights then you won't likely achieve it with natural remedies.
#5 Vitamin C (great for previously dyed hair)
The strength of this is pretty impressive and great for removing hair color.
You need vitamin C tablets and your shampoo. Crush about 4 tablets into a find powder in a bowl. Add 4 tbsp of your shampoo and mix. Apply it to the areas you wish to lighten. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave for 45 minutes. Rinse and condition.
These methods are so easy and much better for your hair! For extra shiny and soft hair, finish with a DIY hair mask.
Try it out, and leave a comment below letting me know how it worked for you!
P.S I LOVE helping women get the hair style they've always wanted, but Picasso Hair Feathers is a business, and businesses need to sell things to stay afloat, right? If you want to check out our cruelty-free hair feathers click HERE
Posted on May 03, 2013 | Posted under clip-in, clip-in hair extensions, color, dark, feather hair extensions, hair, hair extensions, hair feathers, Highlights, natural | Leave a Comment
5 Simple Ways to Darken Your Hair Naturally
Indigo black, rich auburn, chocolate brown - three gorgeous hair colors that you can have using natural ingredients. Women around the world have been using natural ingredients to color hair for centuries.
My question is, why isn't everyone?
My top 3 reasons I use natural hair color:
- shiny, soft hair you can't help but run your fingers through
- no nasty toxic chemicals being absorbed by my scalp; healthy body = healthy looking skin & hair
- healthier hair & no more breakage!
Look Gorgeous, Feel Great
I started using natural dye about a year ago and am happy to tell you my hair is thicker than ever and growing quickly. Not only do I love my color, but my hair is insanely shiny, silky and soft. I now receive compliments on my hair about 3x a week and give full credit to using chemical free color (My current color cocktail: Indigo-Henna black dye and chocolate brown Style Strands).
Darken Your Hair at Home, Naturally
The remedies I've included here are for going a few shades darker, not for more drastic color changes like blond to black. If you are hoping to make a significant change, do some more research to ensure you get the exact color you want.
1 Henna and Indigo (strong, dark color)
The combination of these two will get your hair the darkest however they can both be used separately as well. Henna and indigo leaves are made into a powder which is used to dye the hair and skin. The country in which the henna is grown will affect its color but generally henna is a reddish-brown and indigo is blue. When the two are combined you get black.
BONUS: Henna is a great conditioning treatment and believed to thicken hair.
#2 Alma Powder (medium - strong color)
With natural hair coloring remedies you need to leave it on longer and may have to repeat the process a few times to get the color you are looking for. Leave this on for at least 1 hour. Rinse it out, then shampoo and condition.
#3 Tea Staining (mild - medium color)
Steep two cups of strongly brewed black tea and saturate your hair with the mixture. Tie your hair up and let sit for 1 - 2 hours.
This is a great option for lighter hair colors when you only want to go a couple shades darker. You may have to repeat this process a few times.
#4 Style Strands Highlights (light - dark colors available)
If you want highlights or bold streaks of dark color then applying a semi-permanent hair extension highlight would be your best option. Style Strands highlights allow you to add thin or thick streaks of color to your hair without dye.
Easily applied at home, you can wash, blow-dry, flat-iron or curl your highlights with your natural hair. The highlights last several weeks and can be removed and reapplied as you like. Click HERE to view highlight colors.
#5 Black Walnuts (medium - dark color)
Crack your black walnuts and boil in water for about 25 minutes. Strain the dark water removing any shells and nuts. Carefully apply the mixture to your hair, tie up and place a shower cap on top. Let sit for 30 - 45 minutes and then rinse. Shampoo and condition.
For a darker color, repeat the process. I have mixed the dark water with a little olive oil for extra conditioning and to thicken up the mixture so it didn't drip down my face.
Now that you know 5 awesome ways to darken your hair naturally, try replacing your chemical based dye with one of these hair-healthy options. You'll not only achieve beautiful color, but have thicker, longer, healthier hair.
If you liked what you read and think a friend could benefit from this info, please share! :)
Next week I'll share Part 2: 5 ways to lighten your hair naturally!
P.S If you are interested in chemical-free, at home remedies then you MUST
check out my all time fav DIY deep conditioning mask.
Posted on April 04, 2013 | Posted under clip-in, clip-in hair extensions, color, feather hair extensions, feathers, Hair, hair extensions, hair feathers, Highlights | Leave a Comment
You could be suffering from hair fatigue and not even realize it!
Read the list of symptoms below to see you may be suffering from this exhausting and boring condition
- Easily frustrated with hair
- Often gives up styling and puts hair in a pony or bun
- Cut, color and style has remained the exact same for 3+ years
- Never asked opinion on hair styles or for advice on hair from others
- Lacks color, dimension, volume, texture and general style
Hair fatigue can happen to anyone. It's easy to fall into a rut with your hair. For me, years ago when I was going through it it was because I wanted to change my style and color but was afraid to commit to something so permanent. I mean, what if I hated it?
Luckily there are easy solutions to freshen up your look and have you looking like a style vixen with 3 very simple solutions.
#1 Add semi-permanent colored strands
Hair feathers are a super easy way to add texture and color to your hair.
They only take a couple minutes to apply and you can leave them in for several
weeks or remove them whenever you like.
Style Strands highlights are also a great way to add colored strands without
the bleach and hair dye.
#2 The Blow-out
You can fake a new cut by playing up natural layers with a killer blow-out.
Here are a few steps to blow-dry your hair like a pro
2. Section your hair into about 6 sections. Leave the bottom sections long and clip the remaining section on top of your head.
3. Using a round brush, blow dry each section until its completely dry
4. Once hair is dry, divide hair into two sections, top and bottom. Roll the top section up in Velcro rollers, spray with hair spray and give a quick blast of heat from your blow dryer. Let sit for 15 minutes.
5. Remove Velcro rollers and smooth out with fingers and a final light spritz of hair spray.
BAM! Gorgeous voluminous locks!
If you aren't happy with your current hair look I challenge you to try one, or all of these 3 solutions so you'll LOVE your hair again!
And if you know a friend who could use a boost and learn to love her hair again, please share this post with her!
I love helping women get the hair style they've always wanted, but Picasso Hair Feathers is a business, and businesses need to sell things to stay afloat, right? Well here's what we sell if you want to check it out...
Click HERE to check out our extra long, cruelty-free hair feathers
Click HERE to check out our dye-free, never fading highlights
Hoping you have many fab hair days,