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Romantic fishtail braid



This bohemian-looking fishtail braid is one of my favorite hairstyles. I also love it as a bridal hairstyle because it has a romantic, feminine and loose feeling to it. The hairstyle works best on long hair with texture, like curls or waves in it because it gives more volume to the braid. If you don't have long hair and would like to wear your hair this way, you can always use clip in extensions; the hairstyle works very well with extensions. And add some flowers for an even more romantic feeling to the hairstyle. Click here for the tutorial...


Crown braid with a bun



I love to wear casual braided updos on hot summer days so I created a tutorial for this super cute hairstyle for DivineCaroline. This crown braid is the perfect way to keep cool while looking cute. I like to wear it a bit messy for a less formal style. It works on different lengths of hair, and you can wear it with any kind of texture. Click here for the tutorial...


Messy side ponytail with micro braids



This messy side ponytail has a bohemian look that's perfect for those days when you want to be casual. Wear it with a maxi skirt and sandals for a relaxed summer look! The style works best for medium length to long length hair. The texture needs to be curly or wavy to get the right feeling so you might need to add a little texture before starting this look. Click here for the tutorial...


Messsy bun



My daughter looks adorable in a top knot and it´s a great hairstyle to get all the hair out of the way. The other week I did it with a braided back or neck maybe I should say and that made the hairstyle even more interesting. You flip your head upside down and make a french braid (or a dutch braid if you want to) then you secure it with the rest of the hair in a high ponytail. After that you create your bun by twisting the hair around the base of the ponytail and secure with bobby pins. A tip if you have slippery hair or find it difficult to keep the braid while you gather the rest of the hair is to secure the braid with a small elastic and then gather the hair and secure all of it with another elastic.

These pictures are taken on our veranda in beautiful Greece. Right now me and my family are in Sweden, our home country, for six weeks visiting and spending time with family and friends and we´re having an amazing time. I wish all of you a great summer too!!


Easy twisted bun



This is a nice and easy twisted bun for those days when you want your hair to look chic but don´t have a lot of time to spend on it! Follow these steps to achieve the look:

1. Make a side part
2. Section of your hair on the side with the most hair from ear and up. Secure it out of the way.
3. Make a low side ponytail.
4. Twist the hair around itself.
5. Then twist it around the base of the ponytail to create a bun.
6. Secure with bobby pins.
7. Now take the front hair and twist it.
8. Secure the front hair around the bun with bobby pins. Make sure you hide the ends.

Finished! Now you have a cute twisted bun!


Rose pink makeup look




For a fresh makeup look during the summer I like the rose pink look! There are so many nice products for the lips, cheeks and nails but these are some of my favorites. For daytime I´ve switched my foundation to a CC cream from Clinique with SPS 30 and I put it on very lightly only where I need it. Then I use a cream blush like the one above called Posey from Mac. On my lips I wear a pinkish lipgloss for a fresh daytime look. If you want your makeup to last in the heat don´t forget to wear a primer under the foundation and use a transparent powder after the foundation and cream blush and apply a powder blush in a similar color on top. On the lips use a lipstick that you applied with a brush and on top the lipgloss. With this I only wear mascara and if I´m not too lazy I lightly fill in my eyebrows.

Nailpolish: Ming from Chanel
Creme blush: Posey from Mac
Powder blush: Fresh from Make up store
Lipstick: Faux from Mac
Lipgloss: Partial to pink from Mac


Hairstyles for the beach



Summer is here in it´s full glory and I spend a lot of my days and sometimes evenings on the beach since I live in sunny and hot Greece. This week for DivineCaroline I created three cute hairstyles to wear to the beach if you like me got tired of the same ponytail! And of course you can wear them anywhere you´d like! Click here for the full story and description on how to make them..
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Blogger I Love






Blogs are a great source of inspiration and there are so many talanted bloggers out there! One of them is my friend Matilda. She takes beautiful pictures and makes beautiful collages. Her posts are about fashion, accessories, interior design and life in general. She is about to move back to Stockholm after many years abroad and since I love the scandinavian style being swedish and all I look forward to continue to follow her stylish blog! Click here for garanteed inspiration...


Lacebraided crown




This is another cute braided updo I did for DivineCaroline. It´s two lacebraids secured under the other one. For the whole story and tutorial click here...


Easy summer braid




Check out this easy, cute summer braid I did a tutorial for on DivineCaroline.com! Click here for the tutorial and whole story...


Lacebraided Updo





So today it´s time for the third and final tutorial for middle length hair! The lacebraided updo! Braids are always cute for summer so this is a great hairstyle for those hot summer days or warm summer evenings we have in front of us! My model for these hairstyles is my friend Ida who blogs for the swedish magazine Chic. Check out her blog here... To try this hairstyle follow these steps:

1. Make a lace braid by only picking up hair from one side when you are braiding. Don´t braid tight to the head but instead almost next to the head.
2. Do the same on the other side.
3. Take one of the braids and pin it up horizontally with bobby pins.
4. Do the same with the other one.

Now you have a cute braided updo! Wear it with a cute summer dress and sandals and you are ready to go!

Headband Updo





Now to the second of the tutorials on my beautiful friend Ida for middle length hair! This hairstyle is so adorable and one of my favorites. It works just fine on longer hair too but there is more to tuck away and still make it look nice. This hairstyle is so perfect for a summer party or when you are attending a wedding. Follow these steps to get the look:

1. Put on the headband. Try to find one that is not too tight on your head since it will then slip up easier. Don´t worry if it slips up a bit now, you will fix that later.
2. Take all of the hair (or if you want to leave a few shorter pieces in the front do that) and roll it around the headband. Arrange it nicely and tuck down the hair some more where needed.
3. Secure with bobbypins, especially if you are a bit flat headed like me. This is for extra security so the headband will stay put.


Easy Chignon



So it´s time for the first of the hairstyles for medium length hair, the easy chignon! I find this one easier to make really nice and much less hassle on medium length hair than long hair. You can of course make it on long hair too and I do make it on mine but when I did it on my friend Ida´s hair I did it so fast and easy making it the perfect every day hairstyle for days when you don´t have a lot of time to spend on your hair. Follow these easy steps to create it:

1. Make a low ponytail. If you want to you can already now twist the hair a bit in the ponytail for added effect later.
2. Make an inside out ponytail. You do this by creating a little hole just above the elastic of the ponytail then you take the ponytail and you flip it through from the outside to the inside.
3. Now take the ponytail and roll it up and secure with bobbypins.
4. Arrange it to look neat and nice!

Finished!


Hair




I borrowed my lovely friend Ida´s hair to do hairstyles on middle length hair instead of my longer hair. Many updos are actually easier and looks better on middle length hair than long hair in my opinion. I did three easy updos that work really well on this length. I´m working on putting together the tutorials for them so check back for them during the week!


Hair




My friend Josefine is getting married in june and I´m going to do her hair! The wedding will take place here in Greece because she is like me swedish but living in beautiful Greece and the place they have chosen is magical, right next to the sea! She also has a blog and it´s about her life and fashion and beauty so we decided to do some different wedding hairstyles as inspiration for everone getting married. I could have kept on going doing more and more hairstyles because I got so into the mood but we had to stop because we had promised our girls to pick them up earlier from preschool to go to the beach so here are the 6 I did. I will put the pictures in bigger sizes soon on the blog and explain a bit how to get the look!

For bigger pictures and step by step instructions to the hairstyles click here...


Fashion


I did hair and makeup for a photoshoot a while back for the amazing bohemian greek brand Belleville! A beautiful video was also made in addition to the photos. Watch it and I garantee you that you will want summer to come fast! Loose hairstyles, beautiful casual bohemian clothes, the sun, the beach! We had the most wonderful day shooting this, I love working with talented people like Eva, the designer behind Belleville and all the others. The blonde model is my beautiful friend Josefine!

Belleville Clothing Summer Collection 2014 from Filmskin on Vimeo.


Celtic Knot




I love this Celtic Knot Half Updo and I will wear it a lot during the summer! It´s so cute and has just the right feeling of casualness to it! It might look a bit complicated but don´t give up! With just a bit of practice you wiill make it! I made this tutorial for DivineCaroline on my lovely friend Josefine so for the step by step instructions click here...


Hair Tutorial




I love braids and they always make a hairstyle so casual and relaxed. This cute 3 braids into 1 is a perfect every day hairstyle and it takes 5 minutes or less to make! I think it´s so nice to wear now during spring and even better later when it´s summer with a cute summer dress. Follow these easy steps to create it:

1. Make a side ponytail.
2. Divide the ponytail in three parts and braid them normally.
3. Pull on each of the braids to create volume, this is especially important if you have hair on the thinner side like me.
4. Create one big braid of the three braids.
5. Pull on the braid to create volume.

Finished! Super easy!



Hairstyle in a hurry:5 minute updo



This is a very quick updo and great for those days when you don´t have time or don´t feel like spending a lot of time on your hair. It works on all hairtypes and it´s also a great hairdo for wet hair. Check out the tutorial here...


Easy every day hair




This is 4 easy every day hairstyles I´ve been wearing lately. It´s not always you have time or feel like spending a lot of time on your hair and then it´s great to have a few hairstyles to go to for cute hair in no time!

The fishtailbraid bun is easy to ceate! You first make a high ponytail, then fishtailbraid the ponytail and twist it around the base of the ponytail and secure with bobby pins. Make sure that you can see the fishtailbraid.

Easy twisted half updo is is a very cute go to look for every day! You start with one side of the head and in the front you take two pieces of hair next to each other and change position on them, then you add hair to the lower strand of hair and change position on them again. Continue like this until you reach the middle of the back, at the end you don´t have to add hair just twist them around each other. Secure it temporarily with an elastic or a clip. Do the same on the other side. Secure them togehter in the back with an elastic.

Fluffy fishtailbraid is one of my favorite hairstyles. You make a high ponytail, backcomb the top of the ponytail a bit, smooth out the surface, and create a fishtailbraid at the end of the ponytail. So easy and quick!

Braid in braid! It´s super easy to make and so cute. You can make it in the back, on the side or as a high ponytail. I did a tutorial for it on DivineCaroline.com. Check it out here...

 

Lauren Conrad inspired updo




Check out the tutorial for this pretty Lauren Conrad inspired updo I did for DivineCaroline! It looks even better on a hair that is not as long as mine and on the thicker side but it can totally work on many different hair lengths you just have to be a bit creative with it.


Hair


Check out the Youtube channel of the amazing Jenny Strebe from The confessions of a hairstylist and subscribe for new creative hair tutorial videos every week! I love her channel, she does amazing tutorials and it´s so easy to follow and recreate on your own hair. One of my favorite is this 3 ways to wear the same braid!



Hair/Tutorial




This is a cool, fun boho hairstyle that will be perfect for the upcoming music festivals or concerts! Check out the tutorial I did on DivineCaroline...


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