Hot Beauty & Style How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Make a pirate bandana like Jack Sparrow

Arrr matey, it's getting a little drafty in here! Time to tie up a pirate bandanna to keep yer head warm! This simple how to show's you how to make a pirate banana just like the one Jack Sparrow wore in Pirates of the Caribbean. This is simple to do, costs almost nothing and is essential for creating your own pirate costume. You'll need a 2ft by 2ft square of light cloth. Walk to plank and watch the video! Arrr!

How To: Reduce the size of a t-shirt

If you've ever wondered how to resize a T-Shirt to a smaller perfect fit, then follow these simple steps presented by Stacey from Sewing Republic. To shrink down your T-Shirt, follow theses steps: You will need an oversized shirt, a smaller shirt to use as a pattern and your sewing machine. 1. Turn both shirts inside out, and lay the fitted shirt on top. 2. Fold the sleeves back and pin the shirts together. 3. Trace around the fitted shirt with a fabric marking pen. Add 1/2 inch for your seam...

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: 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: Get rid of skin tags

Dr. Schultz explains how to get rid of skin tags. Skin tags are harmless pieces of skin that can be found in skin folds, under the arms etc. To remove them your dermatologist will simply remove them with a small scissors. It is painless and there will be no bleeding. It will heal really fast, within a day or so. Visit your dermatologist to remove them easily and painlessly.

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: Remove hair color/makeup stains with tea tree oil

If you've ever suffered from acne you've probably also suffered from choosing an acne product that actually works. Some cleansers and moisturizers are too drying, others are harsh and stinging, and some feel good on skin but just don't work. But if you've ever stumbled upon tea tree oil, then you know that this natural oil both moisturizes and helps relieve acne with no unpleasant side effects.

How To: Tie a necktie on someone else

In this tutorial, we learn how to tie a necktie on someone else. First, pop the collar and drape the tie around the neck with the wide end on your right. Then, tug the wide end down, so it hangs 12 inches below the narrow end. After this, cross the wide end over the narrow end, and bring it up through the neck loop and down the front. Swing the wide end to the right, pass it under the narrow end, then cross it back over the right. After this, push it up through the neck hole. Now, tuck it thr...

How To: Measure your crotch

Alazzo Men's Custom Clothing demonstrates how to measure the crotch area of your pants. To measure the crotch area of your pants first, measure your waist by following the top of your pants down to your inseam. Make adjustments to fit your desired snugness. Place the tape measure at the top of the pants, approximately where the belt buckle would sit, and then follow the crotch seam to the top back of your pants. Utilizing this measurement technique will give you both an accurate and comfortab...

How To: Make Adam Saaks inspired ripped up tshirts

Recycle your old tshirts and make them into something new! ... Or, something that looks old? In this video, learn how to cut up your own t-shirts to create a ripped-up, vintage-looking, rocker look. This project was inspired by Adam Saaks of Ed Hardy Clothing.

How To: Do easy smokey eyes for an older woman

Sharon Connolly, Image Consultant, demonstrates how to create a fabulous smoky eyes look. Start by brushing a very light color over the eyelid area from the lashes to the brow, accenting the inner corner of the eye. Then apply a brown shadow from the lashes to just above the crease of the eye. Take a very light shadow and brush it above that and blend it in. With an angled brush draw underneath the lower lashes with the brown shadow.

How To: Insert an O-ring into a tattoo machine

When the bar that turns the tattoo machine on is pressed without an O-ring in place it rattles and doesn't make a consistent humming noise. Once you insert the rubber O-ring into the tattoo machine it changes how the machine runs. The ring only takes a couple of seconds to install. After installing the O-ring the noise that is made by the tattoo machine doesn't rattle and it makes a consistent humming sound. The O-ring is a simple little piece that makes the machine run much smoother and cons...

How To: Do a saber (fate/stay night) hairstyle

To complete this hair style, you need two elastic ties. The hair stylist first creates a ponytail high on the back of the head and secures it with one of the ties. Then, she take a section of the hair and makes a braid securing the braid at the end with the other tie. With the remainder of the ponytail, she makes a bun by twisting the hair and wrapping it around. She then pins it to the head with bobby pins. The last step is to take the braid and twist it around the bun and pin it to the head.

How To: Make a tattoo machine

Somewhere in between prison tats and a professional tattoo gun, comes the tattoo machine in this how-to video. You will need a tape deck motor, a stereo fly wheel, a 12 volt charger with different settings, a bobby pin hair clip, a brace, a wide pen, and a screw. Since most of these parts are scavenged from around the home, this is a cheap tattoo machine that still produces relatively good quality results. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to build a tattoo machine gun.

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: Use a tattoo grommets or nipple

Elementtatootech explains the various tools of the industry and their uses to novice tattoo artists and interested viewers. In this tutorial, Elementtatootech focuses on the old school tattoo tool known as grommets or nipples. Utilizing a single close up shot, the instructor quickly educates viewers on the purpose of the grommet in addition to the most common users of the device. The instructor additionally shows viewers how to set up and assemble using this tool and a simple trick utilizing ...

How To: Cut your own hair high and tight

In this video, we learn how to cut your own hair high and tight. Make sure you don't miss any spots by your ears, and make sure the sides are cut evenly. If you have bangs in the front, cut from the back to the front using a shaver. If you want to get rid of your bangs, cut from the front to the back. When you're done, feel the back and make sure it feels completely even. On the razor, there's an adjustment lever, so you can use this to make different feel from the bottom to the top of your h...

How To: Style short hair for an edgy look

In this tutorial, we learn how to style short hair for an edgy look. You will need to apply a heat protector on your hair first and then blow dry it. Blow dry it against the grain so you get greater volume and it sticks up more on the back of your head. For the front, blow dry your bangs to one side and then use a straightener to pull them to a side. If you want an even more edgy look, you can make a fauxhawk with your hair, which would involve putting gel in the bangs so it holds up in the a...

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: Apply blond highlights at home

This video shows you how to easily and properly highlight dark hair with blond highlights at home! First, you need to have your choice of store bought highlights (try Renew highlights!). First, put the gloves on that are provided in the highlighting kit. Get scissors and cut the powder and empty this in the tray. Now add this with the mix given. Stir these together with the applicator brush. Grab a towel, wrap it around yourself to protect your clothes. Select the hair that you wish to highli...

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