Hair Tutorial // Twist&Tuck by Nicole



As a photographer, people tend to ask me how they should prepare for a session. Women want to look their best in photos, and I'm always looking for new ways to help my clients feel more confident during their session. Hair and makeup play a large role in a woman's confidence, which is why I'm excited to introduce you to my dear friend, Nicole! 

We've decided to team up and create some fun tutorials for you here on Nicole Dianne. We're excited to bring you all things beauty...face masks, product reviews, hair/makeup tutorials [how to achieve a matte look so you aren't shiny in your photos :)] and we'd love to get feedback from you guys for anything else you'd like to see here! Nicole is a cosmetology student, passionate about helping other women find beauty in themselves & teaching practical solutions for everyday beauty hang-ups. I have learned so much from her personally, and I know she will bring fresh ideas to your beauty routines! 
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Hi guys, it's me Nicole... the other Nicole :]    
I'm so excited for this new feature & I hope you guys are too!

   
The great thing about hair products is there are so many! Don't feel like you need to get every single one of these, use what works best on YOUR hair...these are just my personal favorites. 
Here we have:
1. Thin, stretchy head band
(Use a color close to your hair color to conceal the band. My hair is dark so I used black.)
2. Thick Bristled Brush
3. Fine Tooth Comb
4. L'Oreal Elnett Hair Spray 
5. Big Sexy Dry Shampoo
6. Kenra Shine Spray
7. Hot Tools Curling Iron 1Inch Barrel 
8. Bobby Pins... Just In Case
9. Babies Breath... For A Wee Bit Of Romanticism


 I began this look with clean hair, but keep in mind this look is practically made for 2nd/3rd day unwashed hair. Nothing covers up dirty hair like a couple a curls and some dry shampoo.


Clip up the upper most layer of hair at the crown of your head and spray the dry shampoo directly onto the scalp. This will give your hair texture right where you need it and will keep all the teasing your about to do intact. Once you have reached optimum volume let down the layer of hair you had clipped up. Your teasing should be completely covered...because ladies never need to tease their hair, right? You were born with that volume weren'tcha girl?


Next, we curl! Before I begin I like to run each section of hair through my iron to heat up the hair. 
Then begin your curl at the mid-shaft slowly feeding the hair through the clamp to make sure each part gets in contact with the heat. I also leave the ends out and uncurled since we are going with the whole I-didn't-even-try-hard-look. Spray your hairspray in sections to keep the curl holding strong. I left my bangs untouched because they will eventually be completely tucked into the headband. Also, I'm lazy.
Take your brush and brush through your entire head. This makes ringlets into waves and gives you a much softer "un-done" look. Add in a little shine spray to complete the look. 


Now the fun begins!
Place your headband on the crown of your head almost touching your forehead and taking small sections of hair begin twisting and tucking them into your headband. I know, it looks a little intimidating but once you start it's almost relieving how easy it becomes!


Once you're comfortable with your Twist&Tuck look go ahead and spray and play!



To take this look a little further,  add small pieces of babys breath into the twist. 
Wedding hair anyone?


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and in case you thought we were totally normal...


photography by yours truly
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13 comments:

  1. Love it, so pretty and elegant! That last picture is awesome haha!!

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    1. I love the hair do so much, and I can't wait to try it myself! & she's definitely a goob :)

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  2. So so stunning! Can't wait to try it. And the baby's breath...so romantic. :)

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    1. You'll have to let me know if/when you try it out! isn't it just so fun? :)

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  3. HAHA that last picture killed me, nice touch. you guys, this was lovely! i'm definitely pinning this- it's such a romantic but simple look. i have been debating if i should cut my hair into bangs for the last few days and i'm glad i didn't until i could try this! thank you :)

    xo Marlen

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    1. I'm glad you liked it, Marlen! You'll have to let me know if you end up trying it out :) Good thing you held out on the bang cut ;)

      xo

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  4. OH my gosh, that is GORGEOUS. I'm so going to try to replicate it!! And yes, I totes was born with that volume ;)

    xo

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    1. so happy you like it, Katie! I can't wait to try it out myself, she makes it look so effortless! And totally..we're all born with luscious volume and perfect curls, right? :)

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  5. Oh, I think my hair is FINALLY long enough to be able to do this! Exciting!

    Also, I love that last outtake shot, hahahah!

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    1. yay! you'll have to let me know if you end up trying it out :)

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  6. Aw thank you so much Ashley! I'm really bad at trying new things with my hair too..I can totally relate :)

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  7. oh mannnnn i wish i could do this to my hair. i follow tutorials and fail miserably but this one's awesome.

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    1. Thanks Bridget!! I'm so glad you followed this one well :) and I bet you could totally do it, your hair is nice and long!

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