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How To: Properly tie a winter scarf

In this tutorial, we learn how to properly tie a winter scarf. First, take a long scarf and wrap it around the back of your neck. Next, take the short side of your scarf and place it in your left hand and place the long side of the scarf in your right hand. Now, cross the two and hold the bottom with your right hand. Next, wrap the long side around the back of your neck while holding the side with your right hand. Put the long side through the loop in the scarf and then pull down so the scarf...

How To: Create a macabre and beautiful dark fairy Halloween makeup look

Fairy costumes are as common as witch costumes or vampire costumes (especially now with the "Twilight" fever) for Halloween. But dark fairies are a whole other category altogether. Rather than the cute pink frills, golden hair, and pixie dust you imagine your typical Disney fairy to have, the dark fairy in this makeup tutorial is scary, though still beautiful.

How To: Do a bumped ponytail without a Bumpit or teasing

To make a bumped ponytail start with your hair down. Put your hair up like you are going to put it half up and spray the back with hair spray and pat dry. Next, take a smaller section of the top and spray that two while patting until dry. Next, separate your bangs from the rest of your hair and gently start to pull your hair back into a ponytail trying to make it look as natural as possible. Secure with a rubber band. Spray your bump with hair spray. Next tighten the bottom of your ponytail a...

How To: Sew in a Weave Yourself

Ready to try and sew-in your own weave? It's a big decision. As with everything that concerns our hair, we struggle with the pros and cons and often dwell on what could go wrong. Pixie cut. Perm or not? New shade (of pink, purple, or blue). These are all major decisions because ... well, it's our hair, and hair is such a big part of our style. To get a weave or not calls for careful consideration, and to sew one in yourself, that's an even bigger internal debate.

How To: Knot a Hermès Scarf in 21 Different Ways

Hermès is all about giving out the free goodies—this week I posted a tutorial for making your own papercraft "Kelly bag" and for years now they've created "knotting cards", a set of DIY illustrations presenting different ways to wear their iconic scarves.

How To: Transfer a tattoo picture to skin

For really ornate tattoos, or for artists with limited skill, a transfer can be a life-saver. This how-to video shows how to transfer the desired image of a tattoo from a piece of paper that is easy to sketch on to the skin where it can then be traced with a tattoo gun. You will need grease proof cooking paper and a felt tip pen. Watch this video tattoo tutorial and learn how to transfer an image temporarily onto skin.

How To: Shave your private parts for men

If you're looking for some manscaping tips, this how-to video is for you. Learn the tips and tricks to go smooth down there and impress the ladies. Be careful, follow the steps and you too can trim the grass and make the tree look larger. So if you want to shave your private parts, look no further.

How To: Make your own color acylic for nails

Alwaysnforever559 teaches viewers how they can make their own color acrylic for nails! First, you will need a container, a clear powder (Acrylic) and an eyeshadow color that you will like for your nails. Pour in the acrylic clear powder in the container and pour the same amount of your simmer or eyeshadow color into the container. Close this container and shake the ingredients to mix them up. Now, your powder should be a mix of the white and the eyeshadow color you put in. First, get your bru...

How To: Fold a bandana around your mouth and nose

In this video, we learn how to fold a bandanna. First, place your bandanna flat, then fold it diagonally. Once you've done this, you will have an upside down triangle. Now, fold the top of the triangle down as many times as you desire, it can be as wide or as thin as you want. Now, you should have a rectangle with a triangle hanging out from under it. You can now tie the bandanna around your head, butting the triangle part around your mouth. Tie a knot behind your head tight enough to where i...

How To: Fold a bandana for your back pocket

Fyeo shows a cool way to fold a bandanna. Naturally you start with a bandanna. Lay it out flat and fold it so you get a nice big triangle. Then, fold it one more time so you get a smaller triangle. You then fold it again. Not so the corners meet, but so that just a little is hanging off. Then you take the corner and fold it in and under. Take about five inches up and fold it under so that a tail is hanging out of your back pocket. Once you've completed this, place the bandanna in your pocket....

How To: Tune or setup of a tattoo machine for lining & shading

This video shows you how to setup a tattoo machine to do lining and shading. Make sure the armature bar and front spring has about a 4mm gap. Once that is on, set it to about a 30-degree angle. Next with the contact spring you need to set the armature bar and the tool should be set to about 2mm. A good way to check this is with a dime. Now as long as the tattooing machine runs and sounds correctly you are all set to go. For shading, the throw on the armature bar should be 3-4mm--just a little...

How To: Scrunch & style short hair for a sexy effortless look

In this video, we learn how to scrunch & style short hair for a sexy effortless look. Start off by spraying hairspray throughout your hair, around five sprays. After this, you will massage your scalp, bringing the hair into a curl and scrunch style. After this, repeat again with more hair spray and scrunching spray. Turn your hair upside down and then start to scrunch with your hands. Once you have finished your hair and have the desired curl that you wanted, then you will be finished! You ca...

How To: Get rid of pimples with baking soda

Unlike other slow methods of clearing up acne, this method of getting rid of pimples is supposed to work almost instantly! By simply using a mixture of baking soda and water and stirring until it forms a paste, you should apply the mixture to your face or other areas, which are prone to developing pimples. After leaving the solution of your skin for about an hour, rinse off the solution. The result should be skin that is clean and acne free.

How To: Crochet and latch hook hair

In this video, we learn how to crochet and latch hook hair. You will need a large crochet hook and synthetic hair. First, take your loose hair and make sure it's free of tangles. Form a small loop, then insert the hook underneath the corn row until it's all the way through the braid. Once the small latch goes through the hair, insert the loop to the hook, and pull the hook down, so the hair is threaded through. Pull the hair through the loop and pull to make a knot. Now, separate the hair and...

How To: Pierce your nose at home

The video is a demonstration of how to get your nose pierced by yourself at home. The things you are going to need for this are a sterile needle, rubbing alcohol, cotton swab, rubber gloves, a nose ring, ice cubes, eraser and of course pain tolerance. The lady also tips you to first numb your nose with ice cubes if you wish and it helps a lot. Then she asks you to put on the gloves, take the cotton swab and put some rubbing alcohol on it and then clean the inside and outside area where you ar...

How To: Measure your petticoat size for a sari

In this tutorial, we learn how to measure your petticoat size for a sari. First, measure around the waist with a measuring tape. This will be a simple measurement of your natural waistline. Next, you will need to measure the length of the petticoat. Measure from the waist down to the ankle. After this, measure out the hip area. The hip is roughly 9" lower than your waist is. After this, you will have all the measurements you need to make the petticoat the right size for your sari. Use your fa...

How To: Section your natural hair off when braiding & twisting

Getting ready to style some braids or twists in your hair? If so, you may be using extensions, and if so, you're going to need how to properly part your real hair into sections. This video will show you the steps to prepping your natural hair before the braiding process. Sectioning off the hair correctly is very important when trying to achieve the hairstyle that you want.

How To: Repair zippers without tools

Do you have a fashion emergency? Are you out and about and your zipper just gave in? If you have a skirt that is falling apart as you wear it, or are camping and need to fix a sleeping bag at the last minute, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to repair zippers with no tools or supplies. This is also useful if you do not know how to sew but want to avoid spending money on a tailor. So, don't sacrifice your favorite garments to broken zippers anymore, with this video learn how ...

How To: Apply airbrush makeup to mature skin

Luminess Air trainer, John (head makeup artist for Desperate Housewives) teaches Hollywood secret for mature skin. Learn how to erase 15 years in 10 minutes while airbrushing to get a natural younger look. Airbrushing is easy and this lesson goes into deep Hollywood secrets on looking younger.

How To: Flip hair out with a flat iron like a professional

Salon Secrets, in this how-to video, teaches you how to successfully flip out or flip in your hair for that iconic look, and gives you some general pointers for styling with a hair straightener. The Salon Secrets video series walks you through different flat iron techniques, demonstrated by a licensed cosmetologist. Finally, learn the REAL way to get that salon finish at home. Watch this video hairstyling tutorial and learn how to flip hair out like a pro with a flat iron.

How To: Cut men's hair with a layered effect

DJ Matt shows you the basics of how to cut men's hair. You start out by making a line on the top of the head. You can then make your first cut, or the straight cut on the back bottom. After that, you then make a "down cut" which creates layers. When you get to the "semi-top of the head" you take a comb and rest it along the hair so it is straight. After the comb is in place just clip the top of the hair that is resting along side of it. When you get to the top continue to take long hair along...

How To: Use gold foil on your nails

May Paris teaches how to use and apply gold foil on your nails. First step is to apply the base coat as it protects from some harm. Carefully tear the foil in small parts. Now apply brown nail color(or any other color you wish) on the base coat of your nails. Let it dry and use tweezers to pick up the foil. Stick the foil very carefully to your nails as shown. Let it dry and follow the same procedure for all of your nails. Finally apply the top coat to secure the foil as shown. The foil can b...