Hot Beauty & Style How-Tos

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Style a liberty spike mohawk

How to make a liberty spike mohawk. Gather glue, freeze spray, a blow dryer, a brush, and some rubber bands. Brush hair until it is nice and fluffy. Take rubber band and perform spikes around your entire head. After setting your hair up in the spikes use the freeze spray to spray your hair completely. Inside and outside of the spikes. To ensure proper coating run your fingers through your hair especially at the base to make sure they stay up. With blow-drying blow-dry your hair while pulling ...

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: Fix a zipper and bring new life to your backpack

There are many instances where a zipper on a bag, purse, coat, etc. will fail to function or jam. It may be that the zipper needs replacement, but oftentimes it can be fixed using a simple technique. YouTube user MediaMason shows how many zipper problems result from a simple change in the slider's structure, as well as how to fix this. He identifies the zipper (the "teeth") and the slider (the pulley). Normally, when the slider is pulled through the zipper, it closes the zipper together. Some...

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: 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: Make a tattoo stencil without a thermal copier machine

This video shows how easy and fast you can make a tattoo stencil without a thermal copier machine. You will need tracing paper, a sketchbook and stencil paper. Trace over any design that you want. Remove the brown layer from the stencil paper. Tape the traced design to the stencil paper to keep it from moving and trace the design onto the stencil paper pressing firm with a bold point pen trying not to rip the paper. Lift the white paper to see your design.

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: 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: Get 360 waves using olive oil

In this video, we learn how to get 360 waves using olive oil. First, buy some extra virgin olive oil and your brush. After this, get a rag and put hot water on it, then ring it out. From here, rub this all over your hair to get rid of any chemicals in your hair. Now, brush your hair as normal all over until it's fully combed. Then, put the olive oil into the palm of your hand and spread it around your head, pushing towards your forehead. Then, brush your hair again until the olive oil has bee...

How To: Style Apostolic/Pentecostal haistyles for long hair

To create an apostolic or pentecostal hairstyle, start with a poof in the front of the hair. It can be ratted behind for stability. Use two bobby pins to secure the back corner of the poof. Squirt the hair with hairspray before moving on. Then create a low ponytail in the back of the hair, pulling the top up and out slightly while forming the ponytail so it creates another poof in the back of the head. Spray the ponytail with hairspray then smooth out the hair on the top of the ponytail. Wrap...

How To: Tie your scarf in a bow

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tie a scarf into a bow. Begin by finding a long rectangular scarf of your choice. Now slightly twist it up a bit. Then put it on the neck and wrap it around from the back once. Finish the procedure by tying the ends into a bow. To make a bow, create 2 loops and cross them over each other. This video is very simple, easy and fast to do. This video provides step-by-step instructions for viewers to easily understand and follow along. This video will b...

How To: Tie a scarf into a large flower bow

The great thing about scarves is, not only do they keep you warm, but there are so many different ways that they can be worn. From the obvious bow method to the European look, scarves can be fun to stylize. In this tutorial find out how to tie a scarf in a large flower bow. Make yourself stand out in a crowd by wearing this great looking accessory. Enjoy!

How To: Identify & spot fake Uggs

Real UGG boots or fake? You can tell if your Uggs are authentic by looking for the authentic sheepskin interior. It should have a creamy color and a full texture. Fake Uggs use an artificial fur interior that is grey in color and feels thin. Real Uggs say they are made in China on the label. Fakes claim to be made in Australia or New Zealand. Check for the registered trademark mark (R) on the sole. Real Uggs have it, fake ones don't. Finally, the uppers on real UGGS meet the sole smoothly, wi...

How To: Tie Vans shoes

Ever wonder what is the correct way to lace and tie your Vans shoes? There are probably a couple of different methods to do so and this video shows you one of those methods step by step. It's quick, easy, and will have you looking good in your shoes in no time. Enjoy!

How To: French braid your hair by yourself

This video describes step-by-step instructions how to French braid your own hair. Many people think you cannot French braid your own hair, but self French braiding is possible. This video has very detailed steps on the French braiding process. If you want to learn French braiding, this is the video you are looking for.

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: Do Sisterlock and lock extensions for hair

Fashions come and go, but some beauty looks never go out of style. Take full, voluminous hair, for instance. Thick, enviably lustrous hair has been seen on stars on the red carpet for years and years, and the look is still going strong. And do you want to know a secret? There is not a single celeb who hits the red carpet without some hair that her mama didn't give her.

How To: Make a toga and laurel wreath

Two guys from the YES magazine project crew provide a simple and very cleanly humorous way to make a toga and laurel wreath out of simple and common art supplies and household items. Some of the materials required include: some laurel leaves, some green tissue paper, a bit of red ribbon, scissors, and some cloth (which should be purple if possible). As they explain this simple process, they never fail to display a few silly antics that can amuse the average viewer.

How To: Properly clean a pair of Vans sneakers

This is a video by CrazyGamer about how to clean a pair of Vans. You'll need three things, you will need a old toothbrush you aren't going to use any more, a cup filled with water as hot as the sink will get it and some liquid soap. Put some soap in the cup and stir with the toothbrush, be careful not to add too much. The first thing you want to do he says is to take out the laces and set them aside. Dip the toothbrush in the soapy water, make sure to tap it against the side of the cup to kno...

How To: Get full wavy hair with a scrunchie & hairspray

In this video, we learn how to get wavy hear without using heat. First, start off with clean dry hair and then brush out any tangles. Next, spray with light hairspray and flip your hair over your head. Now, spray again with hairspray and twist into a bun with a soft scrunchie. Leave this overnight, or for as long as you can keep it in for. When finished, remove the scrunchie from your hair and shake your hair out. You can also add in more scrunching hair spray or scrunching gel if you need it...

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