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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: Make ripped, distressed, and destroyed jeans

To begin, you will need a pair of jeans, a cheese grater, a book, and sandpaper. Vigorously rub the sandpaper across the jeans where you want to rip them. Slide the book down the pant leg until it's between the fabrics of where you're working. Continue to sand like crazy. Then take your cheese grater and do the same thing that you did with the sandpaper. You will notice a lot of fading and a small hole will begin to emerge. Use your fingers to tear at the hole until it is the desired size. Th...

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: 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: Fix false lashes when the ends detach

In this tutorial, we learn how to fix false lashes when the ends detach. First, when you are applying glue to the lashes, make sure you get the end corners so you can prevent them detaching. If this does happen, use a small stick from a beauty supply store and place some eyelash glue onto the tip. After this, place the glue onto the part that has become detached. Push it down so it sticks onto the skin securely, then use some black eyeliner to cover up any glue marks that you may have made. T...

How To: Make fake six pack abs using makeup

Go out on the beach with confidence this summer, even if you haven't had the time to hit the gym. In this tutorial, learn a cool shortcut to six pack abs using makeup! These techniques are exactly what the stars do whenever they wear something revealing, so try this out and look like a celeb in your bikini this year!

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: Create a vampire look for Halloween with your hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a vampire look for Halloween with your hair. First, curl your entire head of hair, then put half your hair in a high pony tail. Now, add in more curls on the pony tail and pin your bangs off to the side, using gel to give it a sleek look. When curling the hair, leave some hair on the bottom and only curl the top and middle. When curling the bottom of the hair, only curl the bottom half of the strands, not the entire thing. Next, add some lace to the si...

How To: Look like a broken doll for Halloween

Cover brows with wax or glue stick and concealer that is a lot lighter than your skin). Place some of the much lighter concealer under your eyes. Stroke concealer all over face for an extra layer. Apply full coverage foundation. Set makeup with powder. Use something that'll look very fake when done. Add cream blush product in bronze shade. Apply with finger to warm it up; apply to cheeks, forehead & nose. Use mineral type skin highlighter all over face. Paint on eyebrows with black liquid eye...

How To: Create a reptilian lizard makeup look for Halloween

When you were small, dressing up like a lizard for Halloween probably meant an oversized, cheap costume with a long cloth tail and a green headpiece. While such costumes are cute for little ones, if you want to truly creep some people out this Halloween (all while inspiring "Wow! How did you do that?"comments all night long) then check out this reptile makeup look.

How To: Make a latex facial prosthetic for Halloween

If you want to create the type of makeup look where the makeup IS the costume for Halloween, then look no further than this video. You'll be guided step by step through creating a facial prosthetic from latex. This prosthetic can be shaped any way you want to form rotting flesh for a zombie costume, scars and wounds, even bullet holes.

How To: Wear a beret securely

In this video, we learn how to wear a beret securely. This is used to keep the beret on your head so it doesn't fly away. To do this, you will need the beret and bobby pins. First, place the beret onto your head and style your hair around it so it looks how you prefer. Next, grab your pins and place then inside the beret holes onto your hair. Use a couple of the pins to make sure the hat and hair are connected and secured tightly. When finished, move the hat slightly to make sure it is secure...

How To: Do hair transplant yourself

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a hair transplant them self. Users will first need to let their beard grow 2 months or more, depending how fast their facial hair grows. The beard should be long and thick. The materials needed for this are glue and hair clippers. Begin by shaving off all the facial hair. Now evenly apply some glue on the bald spots and place on the pieces of facial hair. This video will benefit those viewers who are balding and would like to learn how to do a h...

How To: Cut layers into your hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to cut layers into hair: the basics. Start out with dry hair and brush it out thoroughly. After this, grab the back of the hair and use a small comb to comb out from the head. Hold the hair at an angle, then cut it diagonally. Continue to do this for the hair on the back of the head so you create a bunch of layers in the back. This is a short look, so you may have to cut a lot of hair off in the beginning to get to the top of the head. Create a bob on the front ...

How To: Pierce your own septum

In this video, Megan shows us how to do a self septum piercing. First, take your favorite brand of astringent and clean the area you are piercing. Next, take a clean needle and clean it with the astringent. Now, place the needle inside your nose and poke through on both sides of the nostril until it's all the way through. Once the needle is in, grab your nose ring and keep pushing the needle through replacing it with your nose ring when it leaves. Make sure to clean regularly with the proper ...

How To: Apply gothic she-devil fairy makeup for Halloween

Be the center of attention at your Halloween party by putting together a slamming she-devil look. Let the other girls have the cheerleader and nurse outfits. You can outdo all of them by showing off your confidence with this stylish outfit. You will need some pale foundation, thick eyeliner, some good false eyelashes, blush, and some intense dark red lip gloss. For an extra effect, get a hold of some cosmetic contact lenses. This video will show you to achieve a gothic she-devil look.

How To: Fix a Loose Zipper

Is your zipper so loose and just going to separate it? Wait ... wait... there's a way to fix your loose zipper when it's on one side of the track or chain. There's one famous sayings, "keep it simple," so just follow this simple steps.

How To: Thread eyebrows for a clean look

Threading is a process of hair removal using thread. Using about a foot of thread tie a knot making the thread into a circle. Hold the portion of the thread with the knot in your hand and with the other hand twist the thread together until you have about one inch of twisted thread. When starting the removal process the hair should be touching the twisted portion of thread. When you open your right hand the twisted portion of the thread should move forward thus pulling the hair from the follic...

How To: Curl your hair with a curling iron and add volume

In this video from Bellabern she curls her hair with a curling iron. Section off a piece a piece of hair and use a comb to separate it. Then take the curling iron, put the hair through it and roll all the way up to the scalp while keeping the curling iron moving constantly. Something else you can use is thermal heat spray which will hold the curl. You keep applying this same technique for as many curls as you want on your head. With the bottom pieces of your hair you can curl them a little ou...

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