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How To: Use a crochet hook to maintain dread locks

Hold crochet hook with dominate hand, needle facing toward you, hold dreadlock with left hand. In a spot with numerous loose hairs poke needle through dreadlock to other side. Grab loose hairs with needle and pull them through the dreadlock (use hands to keep loose hairs on hook if necessary and to hook more hairs). Be sure to curve crochet hook out of dreadlock so it will not pull loose hairs out the other side. Do not pull crochet needle straight out, this will rip the hair and strip it.

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: Cut up your t-shirt like a rock star

This video is a demonstration of how to cut up a T-shirt, inspired by 80's rock band fashions. Use a regular white T-shirt and start by cutting a deep scoop neck out of it, starting about an inch outside the neckband. Turn the shirt over and fold it in half Snip horizontal lines down half of the shirt all the way down. Then stretch out the thin strips. Cut the other side of the shirt the same way. Cut the sleeves off completely so it's more like a tank top. Wear the shirt over another tank to...

How To: Transform into a witch doctor for Halloween

In this video, we learn how to transform into a witch doctor for Halloween. Start by using a white foundation all over the face, avoiding the eye and eyebrow areas. After this, apply bronzer to the cheekbones. Next, apply a black or dark brown color on the entire eyes, smudging it on the edges. Next, apply brown lipstick on the lips and mark lines with black paint on it. When done with this, start to draw a tribal design on the chi, then underneath the nose. Define the cheekbones further with...

How To: Fix a loose dread using a crochet hook

Learn how to fix a loose dread using a crochet hook in simple steps. First you have to fix the loose ends by poking through and pulling back at the end of the solid dread rapidly. Fold the tail up, poke through, round it on the hook and pull the crochet back. Repeat the same if you have any spiky hair left. If any hair goes through repeat the first step again to clear it. Repeat these steps again and again until all the hair is stripped in. Finally palm roll it when you are satisfied.

How To: Measure your neck size

If you're making a bespoke shirt or suit, use this video to learn how to accurately take your neck measurement. You can go to a professional and have them measure it, but why waste time and possibly money when you can easily do it yourself. All you really need is a measuring tape and your neck. Enjoy!

How To: Make a Hooded Cape

Hey, cosplayers, costume lovers, theater actors! Been trying to find a awesome hooded cape that wont break your pocketbook? Why buy when you can make one? It's so easy to do! Adjust the color or length to go with your look and embellish it with extras to get the look you are going for! Total time 20-40 minutes. Total cost $10-$15.

How To: Remove your glue-on nails

Demonstrator Caitlin offers a tutorial on how to remove fake nails you purchased from your local drug or beauty supply store and applied yourself, safely. You start with putting an acetone based nail polish remover in a paper cup and where you soak your nail in the cup. You can then use a tooth pick to get under the 'fake nail' to lift a little if needed. After gap between real nail and fake nail is created, soak again in nail polish remover and then use a paper towel to slowly work/wiggle of...

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: Apply Magenta (from Rocky Horror) costume makeup

"You're lucky, he's lucky, I'm lucky, we're all lucky!" If you're quick to spot who said this great line in the ultimate 1975 cult classic, "Rocky Horror Picture Show" then you will enjoy this tutorial. In this makeup lesson, learn how to steal the look of the character Magenta (played by the amazing Patricia Quinn) with the help of makeup and hair created by a Fashion Face expert.

How To: Create a scary green zombie look for a little kid for Halloween

Zombies will probably not be as popular a Halloween costume as vampires or werewolves this Halloween, which means all the more chance for you to stand out and look spectacular if you're dressing up as one! If your little kid has his heart set on becoming a flesh gobbling undead then check out this Halloween makeup tutorial for creating a rotting green zombie look.

How To: Tie a tie for a woman

Linda shows us how to easily tie a tie for a woman. To tie a tie: Start with the wide end of your necktie on the right. make sure that it is longer than the one with narrow end. Then cross the wide end over the narrow end. Turn the wide end back underneath the narrow end. Do steps 2 and 3 thrice. Then, pull the wide end up and through the loop around your neck. Hold the front of the knot loosely with your index finger and bring the wide end down through the front loop. Lastly, remove your fin...

How To: Style a slipknot (aka tie-knot) on micro braids

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tie a slipknot on micro braids. First, braid the hair to the desired length. It is good to braid it close to the end, unless the hair is permed. Now, hold the braid and fix it so that it can be nice and neat. Take a few strands of hair and tie it around the rest of the hair. Now loop it around the finger holding it and put your thumb inside. Make sure to tie it up. Do the same thing about three or four times. Once this is done, take part of the same...

How To: Spot a fake Coach bag

This video provides tips on how to determine whether your Coach purse (or bag) is a fake. In order to spot a fake Coach purse, you have to look at the details closely. If there is a fabric pattern on the front, make sure that the letter is clearly a “C”. If it looks more like an “O” or a “G”, then it is a fake.

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: Apply makeup to look like a cheap slut

In this video, we learn how to apply makeup to look like a cheap slut. First, apply black eyeliner to the entire eyelid and up to the creases in the eye. After this, take your finger and smudge the liner up to your eyebrows. Next, take a bright blue eyeshadow and brush it all over the eyelid up to the eye creases. Next, take a light blue eye shadow and apply it as a highlight underneath the brows. Brush a dark blue shadow on the crease of the eye, then blend it on the outer edge of the eye. A...

How To: Make a ninja mask out of a t-shirt

In this video, we learn how to make a ninja mask out of a t-shirt. First, grab your t-shirt and then roll it up until you get to the head opening. Now, stick your head through the hole and take your sleeves out. Now, take the back of the shirt and roll it over the top of the head and bring the top of the shirt up to the top of your nose. Now, tie the sleeves behind your head and tuck the rest of the shirt underneath the top of the shirt you're wearing. When you are done, you will have a ninja...

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...

How To: Do a Wizard of Oz-inspired makeup look

In this video, we learn how to do Wizard of Oz Inspired Makeup for MakeupbyTiffanyD's Co. When you are making this design, you will draw the emerald city on your right eye and then green hill around it. From there, you will draw the yellow brick road going down from your eye to the bottom of your face. The green will mimic the Wicked Witch as well. Your lips will be ruby red for Dorothy's red shoes and then create a rainbow on the other side of the face. Just apply mascara to the other side o...

How To: Draw Japanese waves for a tattoo

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw Japanese waves for a tattoo. In this video, viewers observe different ideas and elements for wave designs. Viewers learn different techniques. To draw a design for a tattoo, viewers should sketch out their image and experiment different designs. The materials used in the video include: tracing paper, pencil and a Micron 08 pen. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy sketching images, art and would like to learn how to design tattoos.

How To: Fold the Confederate battle flag

If you are from the South, the Confederacy is no doubt a part of your family history. If you are still representing your ancestors and the South's past, check out this video and learn how to care for your Confederate flag.

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