August 29, 2011

Bouncy Curled Under



This is one of my favorite ways to style my hair, especially when it's at it's awkward stage. It's not really on my shoulders, it's not really above my shoulders. . .so I need a very loose and bouncy style so it can go where it wants to!

All you'll need is hairspray, duckbill/alligator clips, a comb, and a flat iron.

I sprayed a generous amount of Aquage Uplifting foam at my roots, then blew dry upside down. My hair was washed with Redken Body Full and conditioned with Redken Extreme Conditioner.

This can be done on any length of hair, but the shorter the easier. If your hair is much past your shoulder blades, or really really thick, you may be better off just using Hot Rollers and then running a flat iron over the curls to soften them.



Part 2 + Backcombing

(wow, thats a good look.)




Please let me know how it goes for you! Again, even if you have a super short haircut, you can do 3-4 sections just on top of your hair for extra lift! 



461 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! You are so adorable! Thank you for sharing! Hope you link this up to Show & Share starting on Wednesday!

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  2. adorable blog! i think i stumbled upon it through pinterest. keep all the styling tips and product advice coming!!

    --michaela
    www.mjanegarrett.blogspot.com

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  3. Waiting for my aquage to come in the mail! Will try this for sure. My hair is a bit shorter, so we shall see. Would love to see a tutorial on how you apply the aquage and blow dry your hair.
    Also, awaiting the follow-up video on how you styled it once you took the pins out.
    Thanks!

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  4. It absolutely thrills me to see you have a new post, no lie.

    This is too cute!

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  5. All your comments make me smile!! Thanks for following!!!

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  6. Glad I found your blog! Cute stuff!

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  7. Second tutorial proves my theory that professionals have "magic fingers/magic touch" we unprofessionals don't have!! Looks so easy and great!

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  8. So cute!!! What is the texture of your hair? Mine is so fine and I have been desperate to get that lift!!

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  9. Mindy: I have medium to fine textured hair. The reason I have so much lift, though, is from Aquage Uplifting Foam! It's the best volumizer I've ever used.

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  10. Super helpful.:) Thanks so much for posting! New follower from Common Monday:)

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  11. beautiful, thanks for sharing! So do you wear it straight or curly more often?

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  12. So cute! Makes me want to chop my hair off!
    dahlingkadie.blogspot.com

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  13. Very cute, I found you thru/ pinterest and I'm so glad I did.

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  14. Jennifer: These days I wear it curly more because of the humidity of North Carolina!

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  15. You are adorable, and I am LOVING your hair tutorials!! They are just what I want to know, and you make it look so easy! Keep them coming, and THANK YOU!! :)

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  16. I found you through Pinterest! Thanks so much for all the tutorials for the hair-styling impaired like myself! I am going to order some of the Aquage bc my hair is quite fine and I need all the help I can get with volume. :)

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  17. Wow! This is great! Thanks for sharing. Found you thru Pinterest.

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  18. Well aren't you the cutest thing!!! Love your hair, it seems similar to mine. I'm off to check out all your other hair tutorials!

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  19. Love your posts! I have a similar hair cut but TONS of hair. I tried to curl mine like yours and I really liked it but it took FOREVER! Blow dry alone seems to take longer than it should. Any tips for how dry to towel dry and how dry before using a round or flat brush? Thanks!

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  20. SO glad I found your blog! Your hair is almost the exact length of mine (I'm trying to let it grow out) and it is so good to see all these cute ways to style my hair! Thanks for posting :)

    PS: What kind of shampoo/conditioner do you use and what is your "hair routine" on a normal day? How long does it take you? So wishing I lived in NC so you could be my hairstylist!

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  21. Taylor: you're so sweet! Thanks for reading! Here is a post on my daily products: http://itsthesmallthingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/hair-products-i-use-on-daily-basis.html

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  22. LOVE your hair!!! super cute! :)

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  23. Would love to see how you style your bangs! Mine are always either separating, falling over my eyes or clumping into chunks. Thanks!

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  24. Dani: I've got a band styling tutorial coming soon! It needs it's own post since they can be such a pain! :)

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  25. would redken "guts" foam do the same as your aquage? it's a root lifter so i'm hoping... =) also, i always put root lifter at the crown/sides of my head, should i put it on the lower layers too?? thanks!!!!

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  26. Katy: I've used Redken Guts and haven't been very impressed. Nothing compares to Aquage Uplifting Foam! And yes, use the root lifter on the crown, top, sides, and maybe toward the back of your head too! No need to put it at the nape of your hair though!
    Good luck!

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  27. wow! found you on pinterest! can your hair be any more perfect?! I want my hair just like that. It is such a pain to grow out,but I am determined. Love your tutorials! thanks for sharing!

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  28. Thank you so much for this tutorial! Found you through Pinterest and I am now your newest follower!

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  29. You have the most perfect hair! Great tips! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  30. Oh yay, can't wait to try that! No wonder my hair never looks like that - I never tease or anything! Learning a lot on here, Kate. By the way, just sent you an exciting email!

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  31. This is the MOST BEAUTIFUL hair I've seen in a really long time--thank you for posting the steps! My hair is really thick and heavy....but I'm going to try to make this work! :)

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  32. You are awesome! I have naturally curly/wavy hair and live in HUMID Texas! My husband wants my hair straight. HELLO HARD WORK! I'm going to get my hair colored and cut in a few weeks. Can't wait to get it done like this! Just ordered all of your favorite hair products to try! LOVE Redken!

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  33. LOVE your blog. I'm pretty sure you've changed my life! Out of curiosity, do you have thick or fine hair?

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  34. This looks awesome!! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  35. Carrie: Enjoy the products! I KNOW you will! Thanks for reading!!!

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  36. I just found your blog today, amazing! I have a ton of family in the Raleigh area and I would love for you to cut my hair next time I'm around. Plus, I know my sister would make you her regular stylist! Can I ask which salon you work at?

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  37. Erehlers: send me your contact info a @ itsthesmallthingsblog@gmail.com! Thanks!!!

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  38. I absolutely ADORE your blog. i have shoulder length hair and am dying to try this for work tomorrow! keep posting, i'll be checking back for more!!

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  39. awesome blog. so happy i found it. your videos are adorable!!!!!

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  40. Awesome haircut. I would love to know what is the hair cut called?

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  41. I also want to know if you recommend this haircut for a round face. I have my hair to below shoulders but I plan to cut it. What do you recommend?

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  42. Love it! Let's see if that will hold through my bike ride to work tomorrow.
    - Isabell

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  43. I'm inspired to cut my hair and actually start styling it, since I found your cute blog!!

    I agree with what another commenter said; a tutorial about HOW you apply the Aquage would be great. I fully intend to buy the product. But I'm a little bit of an idiot when it comes to actually applying the stuff. :p

    Do you use a heat protecting spray before using your hot tools? If so, which one do you recommend?

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  44. LOVE this hair...taking the pic to my hair girl. Thanks for the tutorial. Come visit my blog if you have a chance! :)

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  45. Melissa: I have a very grown out graduated bob haircut. And as long as you don't let the hair end at your chin, you can do a cut like this. Just have your stylist angle it a bit more so its grazing your collarbone in front. :)

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  46. Clint & Alicia: I haven't found a *perfect* heat protective spray yet. But I'm on the search!

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  47. Bought Redken products yesterday. Still waiting for Aquage to arrive in the mail. I'm hopeful I can come close to styling my hair like yours! Just need the magic hairstylist fingers to kick in!!

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  48. Love your blog! Thanks for all the great tips!

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  49. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is amazing! You have an adorable blog!

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  50. Hi Kate! LOVE your tips~I so need them! Could you use big velcro rollers instead of the pins?

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  51. Holy. Crap. I have fine, thin hair so after watching your videos I was impressed, but skeptical. I tried your technique this morning (along with my limited hairstyling skills, and the small "duckbill" pins I pulled out of my hair-clippy-making stash in my craft closet). I. Am. Amazed. I've never had such full, bouncy looking hair. Ever. THANK YOU!! I plan on doing it again tomorrow and taking pics that I'll post on my blog. Seriously. Amazed.

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  52. Erica: yay! I'm so glad! Send me a link to your blog so I can see the photos!

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  53. thanks for the post and tutorial! I love new ideas for hair.

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  54. Your hair is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing the video. PJ Taylor

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  55. Love your hair style. You're making me want to cut off all of my hair! I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at www.laughloveandcraft.com. I'm your newest follower.

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  56. Love your blog...this is a great tutorial..thanks! I know ALL about the humidity in NC, that's where I'm from , and just left Guam. Needless to say, the messy bun is a staple for this girl!

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  57. This is so cute! I have really thick but fine hair. Would it better for me to buy hot rollers? If so what brand do you suggest? I am very hair challanged.

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  58. I just wanted to thank you for the awesome tutorial! I had possibly one of my best hair days ever (too bad I didn't have anywhere to go...)haha
    You are a great teacher and give great tips!

    Thanks so much!

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  59. I found you after seeing this on Pinterest. I have an A-line bob, so thank you! I'm definitely following you now. BTW, your Etsy is darling!

    www.luxeboulevard.blogspot.com

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  60. Thanks for this great styling tip! My hair is currently in a very awkward stage, and I'm hoping this will do wonders for it until I can get it cut. I'm your newest follower! :)

    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

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  61. Thanks for posting this. I'm going to tweak my styling in the morning and see if I can do this.

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  62. Love it; found you via pinterest and now I am thinking about shorting my hair a bit; you are simply adorable!!

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  63. hi! i followed your blog instantly when i saw the topmost picture, someone posted it on pinterest. love it! <3

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  64. Oh my goodness! Finally someone showed me how to back comb properly. Thanks for the tutorial! Cute haircut!

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  65. I love this! So helpful! I am your newest follower :)

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  66. Oh wow! I can actually style my hair like a stylist; I'm so glad I found you on Pinterest. Your instructions are great and I am actually able to use my hair tools like a pro. My 4 year old daughter loves to watch you too. In fact, she did her own hairstyling video yesterday after watching yours! I'm certain it would put a smile on your face if you were to watch it.

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  67. Amy Timms: oh my gosh! I laughed out loud at your comment! How sweet that your daughter made a video!! I would LOVE to see that. :)
    I'm glad my tutorials have helped you! Thanks for reading and taking the time to write me a note!

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  68. I LOVE your hair. I am going tomorrow to take your picture to my stylist to get it cut. I have a couple question for you; first i have frizzy hair and as SOON as i hit the humidity the waves and frizz come out and my pretty straight hair is gone. What can I do? I am afraid to go too short because of this reason. Also, what is the best straightener to use? I have a Chi now but HATE it (its time for a new one). Thanks for your wonderful video.. I love your blog.

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  69. Hey I love your hair cut here! I'd like to do this but I have semi thin and fine hair would this style work?

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  70. Hi Kate! I found your blog via pinterest and I LOVE it! I live near the Raleigh area and was wondering what salon you work at, and if you are taking new clients. I would love to have you do my hair! Please let me know, thanks :)

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  71. So cute! I also found your video on pinterest, love the blog!! I have a terrible time trying to style my bangs, have you done any videos? Or have any tips.

    Thanks,
    Linds

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  72. Allison: Ask your stylist for advice on product! But try Redken Slim Supreme. I have a post about it here: http://itsthesmallthingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/flat-iron-in-bottle.html

    Thanks for reading!

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  73. Catie: Absolutely! This cut encourages volume!

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  74. Lizanne: email me at itsthesmallthingsblog@gmail.com and I'll send you my info!

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  75. Lindsey: I've got one in the works!

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  76. Love this! I can't wait to try it on my own short hair!! Many thanks!!

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  77. Your blog is so fun! I love the hair tips, thanks for sharing!

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  78. Debbie: I would say I have medium hair. Not too thick, but just a lot of fine blonde hair!

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  79. found this on pinterest :) thought it was so adorable. this hair is so different from mine, but i love it just the same.

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  80. Uhhhm....THANK YOU!!! I've tried to flat iron my straight hair for 5 years and it always looks too flat or limp. .I followed your directions and...wow...my hair actually looked good!!!

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  81. Jim and Jaclyn: SO glad it worked for you!!

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  82. I am SO gonna try this! Usually, I have my friend do my hair when I MUST look good - LOL! Found you on Keeping it Simple!

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  83. I found you on pintrest! I love the videos! You and I have the same spot of hair that doesn't do right! I am a huge fan of makeup and hair how-tos! I love to hear the things I've been doing all these years isn't just me figuring out what works best for me! Keep them coming- I'll be back!

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  84. Love the tutorial and love your hair. I also love your necklace...where is it from?

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  85. I loved the video, and the style. However, I tried this morning, and could NOT figure out how in the heck to make a curl with my hands. Anything I tried to maneuver ended up a mess. Any way you could provide more detail on making those curls that get pinned up?

    Also, I think I have really thick hair, and so where you have 3 curls out of 1 section, I have 9. Do I just need to suck it up and find gigantic rollers to struggle with?

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  86. Super cute! Pinned this on Pinterest!

    I have really thick hair so not quite sure how it would look on me, but I'm going to give it a go! Thanks!

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  87. Hey Kate, I loved this DIY that I put it up on my blog...ck it out...http://onefellswoopdesign.blogspot.com/2011/09/luscious-locks-friday-bouncy-curled.html

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  88. I just found your blog, and I love it!!! Please continue to do the videos!

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  89. LOOOOOVE This! You are gorgeous and your video is so helpful! Thank you for posting such a great tutorial.

    I just found you via Pinterest from Brooklyn Limestone! I'd like to feature your blog on mine next week!!!

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  90. How is you hair actually cut? Is it a long bob style with lots of layers? And does your hair already have a natural wave or curl. I'm thinking of doing this for fall and I'm hoping I won't need to do a lot of fixing since I already have a bunch of body/curl naturally.

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  91. just found your blog! such a great tutorial, i'm off to check out more of your blog!!

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  92. Anonymous: the necklace is made by me! My sister and I make and sell jewelry at www.Etsy.com/shop/elisabethashlie . That necklace sold, though.

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  93. Jeannette: sounds like Velcro rollers will be your friend. And you'll still get the exact same effect with those too! :)

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  94. Dina: thanks so much for the feature! Your too sweet!

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  95. Megan: I'll look forward to it! Can't wait to check out your blog! Thanks so much!

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  96. Aonymous: my hair cut is a very grown out graduated bob. I'm actually working on a post to clarify exactly what I mean!
    It works well to encourage volume, but would also work well with naturally volumized hair too!
    Mine is cut on a slight angle (front is longer than back) but maybe only by about 1 inch.

    Good luck with yours!

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  97. Just found your blog, your hair is too cute!:)

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  98. SO glad I found your blog! I just purchased some aquage uplifting foam, can't wait to use it!
    This may be a weird request but can you take pictures of your hair from different sides that I could take to a stylist to show them what kind of cut I want? I recently got it cut into somewhat of a stacked bob but the stylist totally messed it all up and I hate it! As soon as it grows out a little more I'm hoping for a cut similar to yours!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to post all the tutorials, you're awesome!

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  99. This was a very helpful post! I love your hair, too! Thanks for the video tutorial Kate. I have a daughter named Kate! : )

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  100. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! You are being featured this week at Lines Across My Face.
    Rachel

    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/09/cure-for-common-monday-7.html

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  101. I can't wait till morning to try this. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Pam

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  102. Thank you for your great tutorials! I was wondering if you could comment a little more on how you dry your hair.

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  103. LOVE this! Off to get a straight iron... any recommendations? :)

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/
    signmakergirl@hotmail.com

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  104. Funky Junk: try a GHD! They are the best!

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  105. Stacy: I blow dry upside down for volume!

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  106. I'm definitely going to try this for my engagement pictures coming up. I recently had my hairdresser cut off six inches of my hair into this horrible haircut! To make matters worse, I'm getting married in 3 1/2 months!! So I am absolutely desperate for just about the shoulder length with short SHORT layers in the back kind of updos. Any ideas?

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  107. Hey Kate,
    I loved this video but I see at the top you say if you have long hair you should just use hot rollers and then flat iron out the curls....what hot rollors do you reccommend and what size? thanks!-Haley (the chick who likes her hair long but feels like she NEVER has volume or body :( xo )

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  108. Such a great tutorial! You are so cute and your hair is gorgeous too! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  109. Haley: I haven't used hot rollers in ages so I need to do a bit of research first! I'll post about it when I find some good ones! :)

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  110. Sara D: uhg! Sorry you got a bad haircut. First things first, consider getting a trim to make your hair cooperate at this new length.
    Secondly: half up styles will be perfect for you! I'll attach a photo of my wedding hair soon so you can see what I did with mine. It could be a great option for you!

    Thanks for reading!

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  111. Just darling! I think my hair's about this length now, so I'll have to try!

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  112. BRILLIANT! I'm going to Sally's after work to get me some clips! I can't wait to try this! LOVE LOVE LVOE IT! You have FAB HAIR! I wish you were in Nashville and I'd come to you!

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  113. oh how I love your hair! the finished look was amazing! My hair is long, about middle of back, maybe longer... and it doesn't seem to hold volume like I so desire! I do have layers and I would love for my hair to have more volume at the roots. I am going to try to do the "straighten up" trick, but do you have any other advice???? any specific product I should use pretty please!!! LOL
    Also, I have an etsy shop with some hair accessories that you might enjoy, feel free to check it out.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/prettylilpieces?ref=si_shop

    http://www.prettylilpieces.blogspot.com/

    prettylilpieces@yahoo.com

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  114. I featured this on my blog tonight! Thanks for much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :)

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  115. Ooh! I LOVE this! My hair is just the right length and it's driving me nuts. I just don't know what to do with it. Trying this tomorrow for sure and hoping I look as cute as you do. Well, maybe I won't go that far. I just hope my hair looks as cute as yours. We'll see.

    Totally following now to get more tips.

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  116. I am in need of new hair, this is super cute! Newest follower:)

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  117. I just found your blog and I am so glad! You have made me one happy camper as I am a dork when it comes to styling my hair. Thank you sooooo much!

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  118. Lovet his tutorial! Can't wait to try this style even though my hair is longer and thicker- (I'm all about BIG hair). Looking forward to reading more (all) of your previous posts. Glad to find you on L'il Luna.

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  119. Just saw this in pinterest and excited to try it. Been struggling with making my hair look good, so hopefully this helps. One question: you say to blow-dry hair upside down, which I normally do, but I recently got bangs and when I went to blow-dry my hair (like I usually do) they stuck straight out and looked terrible and then I couldn't get them fixed right. Suggestions?

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  120. Martha: I know, that can sometimes be a problem! :) try roundbrushing those first before you flip over. Then clipping them to the side so they don't fly all over the place! :)

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  121. Thank you so much for taking the time and doing this!

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  122. Hi Kate! Your hair is so pretty! This tutorial is great! Thanks for sharing! I did this to my hair today and it looked good! But...it fell flat in 2 hours =(. Do you have to re-tease your hair throughout the day? I want to try the Aquage, where do you get it? Online only or some place like Sephora or Ulta? And one more question, you say you blow dry your hair upside down. Well, how do you do that without making it a big tangled mess? Thanks again for all your great tips!!! I'm so glad I found your blog on pinterest.

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  123. Heather: using Aquage will help your style last all day! And finding it at a local salon or online will be easiest!

    And I do blow dry upside down! Just make sure you blow dry in the direction of your hair, not toward your scalp!

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  124. This tutorial is AWESOME! I absolutely love this hair style and have always tried it with a round brush and hair dryer and I could never get it to really work. I have a few questions though about the flat iron:

    You mentioned that you use a GHD brand flat iron, but after checking it out online, I realize that it is WAAAAY out of my price range.

    Does the price of a flat iron really indicate a better quality flat iron?

    Can I get the same result with a less expensive one?

    Are there any brands that I should stay away from?

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  125. Eilish: Thanks! Unfortunately there is a big difference between a high quality flat iron and a cheap one. And you probably won't get the same result with a cheap one. I would stay away from Chi flat irons. They are poorly made and seem to break constantly.

    If you do try a cheaper iron, make sure to hang on to the receipt and return it if it doesn't work for you!

    Thanks for reading!

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  126. Kate, what kind of blow dryer do you recommend? My hair is fine, but there's so much of it, it takes about 45 minutes to blow dry through all the way, so I never even bother!

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  127. Lindsay: I use a Rusk Speed Freak and I love it. And it should never take 45 mins to blow dry fine hair! Try a new blow dryer, that will probably make a huge difference! Thanks!

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  128. Thanks for the suggestion, I will definitely look into it!

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  129. Love your hair. I actually took your first pic to my hairdresser today and had 10 inches cut off! I love it and cant wait to try out your tutorial to keep my style.

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  130. I found you on Pinterest, and I am so glad I did! I have now enjoyed so many of your posts!!!

    I have what I hope isn't a stupid question - do you use a particular kind of comb when teasing? I have tried combs before, and never get the volume that I like. So I always go back to using my brush to tease, but my hair never ends up how I ultimately want it to!

    Thanks!!!!

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  131. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I've always kind of had the idea how to do these things, but I'm the kind of girl who needs step by step instructions! I am in love with your blog and tutorials! Just awesome!

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  132. I just tried this today and my hair has NEVER looked so sexy and voluminous! Thank you! :)

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  133. My hair is curly naturally and I blow it out with a round brush. Would I still blow it out with a round brush or would I still just flip my hair and only use the straightner?

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  134. I have seen the top picture all over pinterest and absolutely love this style! It's so funny that you say it's at an awkward stage when I want someone to purposely cut my hair like this!! Haha it's so cute :) my hair is down past my scapula...so I think I will wait until after I get married (sometime far in the future! :) to get it cut. Although this hair style is actually the first one in 4 years that has tempted me to get mine cut short again.

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  135. Anonymous: try blowing it dry upside down but still run the roundbrush through it. Then flat iron as you go! :)

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  136. Krista: Thanks! It's just at an awkward stage for ME. :) I usually have super short hair. But this length is great for doing things, but it not taking forever to style! :)

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  137. Hi Kate. I found your blog via Pinterest pics (which have become sort of cult-followed, i think)

    Anyhow, I've been trying to get volume out of my new haircut without spending a fortune on hair product. (I have some drugstore volumizing mousse and Pantene spray root lifter and hair spray) My thing is, I can't seem to get the teasing to really last - like more than 15 minutes. And when I do the bottom layer - it never stays that way, all curved under and such. Am I just not using enough product?

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  138. Mama Fuss: a few things-- what is the length of your hair currently? That may be why it's falling flat. Also, unfortunately, it may be the quality of the products. I haven't found a drug store brand that works really well.

    Also, when you tease your hair, make sure you are teasing it all the way down to the ends. Start by the root, and keep back combing until there isn't any hair left in the hand that's holding it up. Does that make sense? Also, make sure you are holding it straight up at you tease , instead of just out from your head.

    Hope this helps!

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  139. Hi Kate! I live in the triangle area, too. Do you buy aquage locally or is it only online? I can't wait to try it out! I just found your blog, and I'm in love :)

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  140. Hey Kate, I just stumbled across your blog last night and watched your bouncy curled under tutorial.........aaahhhh I LOVED it, did the techniques this morning and my normally fine, thin, flat, lifeless hair is STILL volumized. So excited to finally find something that works. Thanks so much, btw I am so jealous of your hair :)

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  141. Thank you Thank you! I feel like such a dork because I've never been taught how to do my own hair. I appreciate these basic look tutorials and can't wait to try them! I think you are adorable and love how you talk in your videos. Other hair tutorials are too valley-girl for me and I have to turn them off. :)

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  142. PerryParty: Thanks! Seriously, the reason I do my own videos and don't refer people to other videos is because, yes, they can be a little obnoxious. :)
    Glad they are working for you!

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  143. Thank you SO much for saving my style!! My hair is short (well just above my shoulders) and fine and I have been having a hard time keeping my style fresh/modern in the days of "Long Waves". SO THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
    Also, I love Aquage products...are there any other of their products you would recommend for short/fine hair besides the Uplifting Foam and Thickening Spray Gel?

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  144. Hi! I found you on pinterest. Do you have a tutorial on how to do this with velcro rollers? I cannot get my fingers to make those curls. It was just a big mess. And I feel like when I try rollers I'm just a ball of static when I take them out. Thanks!!

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  145. The Holmboe Family: I will definitely do a post on how to use velcro rollers! They are little bit easier to manipulate!

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  146. Emmyb: Thanks for reading! And glad you found some things to work for you!

    There aren't many other Aquage products that I really love. . . just the uplifting foam!

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  147. Thanks so much for the tutorial! I am growing out a graduated bob, and mine looks baaad! I am heading out to purchase a new flat iron right now!

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  148. What size flat iron are you using? You said it was a GHD I think. Is there anything close to that brand that would work well and isn't as pricey?

    Just bought the duck clips and will try doing this today. Love your hair!

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  149. HI!! Thank you so much for the video tutorial! I saw a picture of your hair a few months ago on Pinterest, but I didn't know there were videos to go with it :) I went out today and bought almost all of your daily must have hair care products. The Aquage was not at Ulta, is it a salon only product? Also the Redkin 4 1/2 wasn't there either. Another question I have, does your staightner sizzle when you leave it on your hair that long? I have a Chi and if I leave it on too long it sizzles my hair...any suggestions? Thanks for all your great tips!!!

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  150. One more question, do you reccomend a less expensive blow dryer??

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  151. Zandjmom: It is a 1 inch GHD. And yes, it's expensive. Unfortunately it's really hard to find a cheaper flat iron that can give you the same results without burning your hair. If I come across something, I'll let you know!

    Thanks!

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  152. The Shakelfords: Yes, Aquage is a private salon product. Search salons in your area.

    And it's probably bad news that your hair is sizzling with the CHI. I really don't recommend CHI flat irons as they are made poorly and break constantly. Have you considered a GHD? They are the best!

    What price range are you hoping for with a Blow Dryer?

    Thanks! :)

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  153. This is such a great blog. I found you on Pinterest and I am so glad I did. All of your videos and photos are so helpful! I have always wanted to ask a professional, with a cute style, some questions about their hair, but your blog is perfect for that! Keep the post coming!

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  154. WOW! amazing hair! seriously I have long dark brown hair right now and it makes me want to chop it all off and put some heavy highlights in it! this looks incredible!!

    http://www.rewindwithcoffee.com

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  155. Your tutorials have changes my mind about my new hair cut! My hair was passed my bra strap and I cut it to your length. I was not liking how my hair looked...but after watching all your videos I get more complements that ever! Thank you for making me love my hair!!

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  156. I love this cut and thank you sooo much for the tutorials!

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  157. I was wondering... I usually let my hair air dry at night to save time and style it the next morning. Can I still give this look a whirl, or do I need to go a different route? Is air drying going to limit my style options too much?

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  158. I would love to see some posts where you do some of these styles on someone with long hair. It would be nice to see how they turn out on people with different hair cuts than yours.

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  159. Kmer: Give it a shot! Air drying usually leads to frizzier hair. But since I haven't seen yours, you may not have that issue. But definitely try it!

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  160. Anonymous: the styles can all be done on longer hair and it would be the same concept! Thanks!

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  161. LOVE this tutorial - I've always considered myself hair "challenged" but tried this one and it turned out great! Thank you for sharing - can't wait to see more of these :)!

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  162. I absolutley love your hair. It is exactly how I've been wanting mine for some time now. Your blog is awesome and I can't wait to try out some of your techniques.

    Also, the necklace you're wearing in this video is so cute. Can I ask where you got it from?

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  163. What range of heat do you have your flat iron on? I tend to leave mine on a lower heat but that doesn't seem to straighten my hair effectivly and if I turn it up much higher I get that pin straight 70's look. My mother-in-law got me a professionals one since she works in a salon but I'm not 100% sure if I'm using it correctly.

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  164. Jessica: My flat iron doesn't have a temp setting. Try bending your wrist as you flat iron so it's not so straight.

    Thanks!

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  165. Anonymous: Thats Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry, but that set sold.

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  166. Hi Kate, i have been trying the bouncy curled under and its just not working. my hair is naturally curly and i think thats the problem even when i flat iron it, it still gets too curly after i take it down from the clips, any tips on super thick curly hair to get like yours? my hair is layed and just below my shoulders. I want it just like yours please come to TX and show me how. haha.
    thanks

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  167. Hi Kate! Love your hair! I took a few pics of your hairstyle to show the lady who cuts my hair here in High Point, NC and we did something similar, I did not get my bangs as dramatic bc I was going from a longer hairstyle. I am going to attempt your bouncy curl under at some point. I havent done anything too dramatic with it yet because during the week I tend to wear it curly (natural waves) and then weekends I have more time to straighten. But wanted to pass along that I LOVE your blog and your hair tutorials!

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  168. HI Kate! I love your hair! I am getting my hair cut similar to yours next week. I am bringing in the picture of your hair to my hairstylist. Should I let her know anything about how it is cut (layers, angles, etc.) or should she just know from the pictures? Thanks Kate I love your website!

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  169. Erica Lauren: It's just a grown out graduated bob. :)

    see this post for any other details: http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/2011/09/my-haircut.html

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  170. DO you have any videos with the shorter length style?

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  171. Tried the Bouncy Curled Under today and it worked great! Thank you for the easy to follow tutorials! :)

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  172. Kate, I love the hair and come to Raleigh often. (My son goes to school there). I was wondering if you mind giving out your shop name. I would love to have you cut and color my hair. I am very timid when it comes to my hair and have not had it professionally done for so long. I am in dire need.!! Thanks!

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  173. I love this! I recently got my hair cut in the same style just a bit shorter and have been having trouble styling it. This is so helpful and I love that it only took about 15 minutes of "active" time but looks so gorgeous!

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  174. Hey Kate!!!! You also have a picture of your haircut on another page... is your hair THAT length in this picture/tutorial as well? Cause I used the picture above to get my hair cut and I think she left it too long. Just wondering if I do your method, if my hair will be short with the "curled under" style? Also, if I go back to her to have her cut it some more, should I pay/tip her anything again?! (she's a Master stylist). THANKS!!!!!

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  175. Amy B: The bouncy curled under may "shorten" your hair a bit when it's styled that way. But only slightly.

    And go ahead and go back to her. tell her you love the cut, you just know it will feel grown out too soon. And no need to tip her twice, I think. But do whatever you feel comfortable with!

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  176. I loved this hairstyle so much, I chopped off my hair into a bob aswell! Your tutorials are great!

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  177. THANKS KATE!!!!!! I just sent you an email too! :)
    many blessings!!!!!!

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  178. HEATHER WROTE----
    Love. Love, Love this! I have longer hair (about 6 inches past my shoulders) and did this style using the hotrollers like you suggested. I did not know quite how to do it, but I kept playing with it and it ended up great! I would love a tutorial for longer hair using hotrollers if you could find model. Thank you for all your tutorials, they truly help so much!

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  179. I have never been one of those girls that is good at styling her hair. I tried this bouncy curl this morning and LOVE it. I have been getting compliments all day.. Thank you so much for these tutorials!

    Can you post one of how you blow dry your hair? When I blow dry it upside down- it doesn't get dry enough (or my arms get tired hah) when I dry it normal, it gets flat.

    any advice?

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  180. Victoria: see this post! http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/p/faq.html

    And put your hair up in a towel for awhile before you blow it dry! That will help a lot.

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  181. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for doing these tutorials!! I grew my hair out from a very short layered style to below my shoulders with a few bangs and layers. Now I don't know what to do with it!!! Thanks for showing me "how" to style my hair! Can't wait to try these out!
    On my way upstairs now to trim my own bangs! ;}
    Rebecca~

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  182. Hi Kate - I found your blog through Pinterest, and I am so excited! I am a stay at home mom of 2 little ones, and I have really put hair and makeup on the back burner. After finding your blog, I've been inspired to try some new things. I feel like a completely different person :) I just wanted you to know that you have given me the confidence to try new things (and it really doesn't take me that long to style my hair and put on simple make-up). Thanks for your sweet videos! Wish I lived closer to you, so you could do my hair.

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  183. Thanks for the videos. I'm terrible at fixing my hair, so I'll try this for sure!

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  184. Oh. My. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for posting this....I have a hair style similar to yours, and I can NEVER get it to behave. I have a love/hate relationship with my Chi, hair dryer, and round brushes. I love them, but I HATE them some days! I'm also slightly type-A with my hair, so I'm never truly happy with it. :o) I'm spending some time this afternoon to test this out.

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  185. this is adorable. I am going to try it and hope that mine is as cute as yours

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  186. Wow, I love your hair, I have long hair and this tutorial makes me want to cut my hair so I can have fun with it.

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  187. Love your shirt and Necklace! Where did you get your shirt, i saw the necklace sold :(

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  188. Anonymous: the shirt is 2010 J crew outlet. Yes, that necklace went fast! But I'm hoping to make more!

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  189. LOVE LOVE LOVE...took your pic to my stylist..she cut it close to it but said mine was too thin to be that full...however, I cannot wait to try this tip to see if mine will do that! THANKS! This is the best style ever! You are adorable...I am a new follower!

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  190. OMG! Great site......love your tutorials! Please keep them coming!

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  191. Cannot wait to go get my hair cut and do this. I love your hair

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  192. You are such a natural and this was such a big help. You make it look easy which helps us have a "can do" approach. I would enjoy seeing any tutorials you do!

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  193. I have a similar cut and when I leave the styalist I look very cute and I have bouncy hair... I get home and not so cute... I just can't do it the same! So thank you for this post... I am going to try it out and fingers crossed I can do it!

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  194. Kate, is your ghd a "classic" or "professional" flat iron? There's about a $40 price difference between the two, and I was wondering if it's worth springing for the professional. Thanks! :)

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  195. Anonymous: I use the professional one. But I've had a great experience with the "classic" too. :)

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