Hot Beauty & Style How-Tos

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: 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: 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 wispy layers into your hair

The author of this video shows how to cut layers into long hair, while creating a wispy layered look. She takes a section of her back hair, and pins it back. She then sections off the top layers, and clips it back as well. After, she is left with the middle section. With this section, she twists about an inch of hair, and lightly chop off the ends. She does this all the way around, and then chops off high layers to make it look more natural. She finishes this look by working on her top layers...

How To: Eliminate last minute pimples with home remedies

This video is about how to get rid of pimples. It's a nightmare to wake up and discover a big, red pimple right on your face. Here are some tips to help you out. 1. Do not touch, or try to squeeze or pop the pimple. This can cause pain, redness, swelling, and even infection. If you keep doing it another possible problem that can develop is scarring which can be permanent. 2. Wash your face gently with a mild, medicated soap and water (the water should be warm, but not too hot). Do this for 30...

How To: Curl short hair with a comb

Curling short hair is pretty easy. Its just a matter of technique. This useful and interesting video gives detailed information about curling short hair that women of all ages can use in their detailed lives with just a comb and a curling iron. The method of 'bumping the hair' for a smoother finish is also described. A handy hint is that the scalp can be protected by placing the comb between the scalp and curling iron. Make sure that there are no knots in the hair before curling to avoid mess...

How To: Create choppy hairstyles with volume

In this series of instructional videos you'll learn how to cut and style hair into a choppy, layered hairstyle with lots of volume. Expert hairstylist Jan Cuni shows you step by step how to pump up the volume in your hair with a combination of a haircut and styling secrets. You'll learn how to cut your hair, use a blow dryer to add volume, and pick the right styling products to maintain your new funky look.

How To: Create a drag queen/showgirl makeup look

You don't have to be a dude to dress up like a drag queen. Whether you want to do a double play on gender for Halloween (be a girl dressing up as a guy dressing up as a girl) or want to rock the look for a party, you should check out this makeup tutorial for everything you need to get your drag on.

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: 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: Fix a Snagged Thread in Your Favorite Sweater

You just bought a new loose-knit sweater, slipped it on, and your ring, earring, smartwatch, or even your fingernail snagged a piece of thread yanking an entire loop loose in the fabric. It's happened to me more times than I can remember, and if you cut that eyesore away you're asking for trouble. However, there is a quick way to fix it while maintaining the longevity of your sweater—without giving money to your dry cleaner. Begin by assessing the size of your sweater's damage; is the snagged...

How To: Safely Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Bleach Hair

The first time many people dye their hair they use hydrogen peroxide. Perhaps as a teenager or ignorant college student they just walk into a supermarket, and buy the liquid, and go home and apply it. The result is usually dry blonde hair, which starts breaking in the process. Using hydrogen peroxide to bleach hair is affordable and can give great results but only if used well.

How To: Wear a beret in 10 different ways

In this tutorial, we learn ten different ways to wear a beret. The first way is to wear the hat with the long side on the forehead going down on the rest of the hair. The next way is to do this same look, except move the hat to the right. Next, place the hat in the middle of the hair with your bands on the side. Next look is in the middle to the left. You can also wear it in the middle with pigtails or to the left or right with pig tails. Wearing with a side pony tail is also another great op...

How To: Wear High Heels Without Any Pain

Whether you love or hate wearing high heels, a pair of stilettos can be incredibly painful. You can feel blisters, searing pain, pressure, and stabbing aches long after you kick off those heels, but a really simple trick could help alleviate some of the issues caused by tight-fitting, wobbly shoes. According to Kat Collings of Who What Wear, taping your third and fourth toes (if counting away from the big toe) together with tape will reduce the amount of pain you feel in the ball of your foot...

How To: Extract whiteheads and blackheads properly

In this how-to video, Kate Somerville shows us a tip on how to extract a whitehead or blackhead the proper way. Don't just go recklessly popping zits and pimples. It'll leave you with a red face and could cause permanent damage. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to extract whiteheads and blackheads like an esthetician.

How To: Tie scarves over a dozen different ways

In this video, we learn how to tie scarves. The first way is to wear a scarf with tassels that is wrapped once around the neck with it's sides hanging down in front of you. With a skinny scarf, you can tie it around your head to make a headband or fold it in half and wrap it around a pony tail. If you have a rectangular scarf, you can tie it in a loop around your neck, or make a loose knot on your chest in front of you. If you want a polished look, tie a bow in front with the scarf. A square ...

How To: Apply a Slave 4 U Britney Spears video makeup look

Just a few years ago, Britney Spears was considered hot. Regardless of what you think of her now, this how-to video recaptures her glory days via makeup. The cosmetic products used to create this look are MAC Studio Fix Fluid mixed with Covergirl Trublend, Bare Escentuals Foundation, NARS Laguna Bronzer, MAC Warm Soul Blush, MAC Cream Color Base in “Pearl,” MAC Blackground Paintpot, 88 Shimmer Palette from Coastal Scents, MAC Black Tied e/s, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner...

How To: Create a Sagittarius inspired eye look

This makeup tutorial teaches you how to apply makeup inspired by the astrological sign Sagittarius. The products used for this loook are Too Faced Shadow Insurance, MAC Nude cream color base, Urban Decay Peace eyeshadow on inner lid, MAC Sea & Sky Mineralized eyeshadow: dark blue on outer corner, light blue as inner highlight, Makeup Forever #92 Shadow in crease and under eyes, Too Faced Lash injection mascara, and MAC Missy Slimshine. With this how to video you will be able to re-create this...

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: Attach a giant slider to zipper chain

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to attach a giant slider to a zipper chain. This task is very simple and fast to do. This zipper is for large materials that can not be enclosed with the regular sized zipper. The slider is removable and able to reattach to the zipper chain. It is very convenient and makes the zipper look more neat. Just set the slider on the top of the connected teeth track and pull it up. Then twist each side and pull down. This video will benefit those viewers who ...

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