How to Get Fabulous Hair Styles Without The Fuss

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How to Get Fabulous Hair Styles Without The Fuss

I’ve already mentioned how much I loooove getting all dolled up this time of year and I showed you my favorite holiday makeup but I haven’t told you about my amazing new tricks to getting great hair everyday!

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Great Hair for the New Year – Herbal Essences Naked Collection

Great Hair for the New Year - Herbal Essences Naked Collection
Legalese Nonsense:The products and information have been provided by Herbal Essences but all stylish selfies, lovely locks, and picky opinions are-as ever-my own!

It’s a new year and as you know I’ve been embracing it fully so far through my one word of Bless. You also know that I kicked off my “blessing” act a little early when I donated my hair to Locks of Love in November. Ever since then I’ve been trying to find a new hair care line that would be a great fit for my “new ‘do”.

Herbal Essence new Naked Collection promises to restores hair’s natural body using zero heavy residues, dyes, and parabens and the scent of grapefruit and mint was one that sounded light and refreshing. I thought it might be just what my new short locks needed, so I gladly gave all the products in the line a try-the Naked Volume shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo, and souffle.

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Lovely Locks

Nicole Elliott

As you might remember I recently had a makeover! Once I got my lovely locks I wanted to keep them…..well….lovely!  My hair is *really* thick–in fact every time I go in to get it cut the hairstylist will tell me “your hair is really thick….” then about half way through the haircut they go, “your hair is REALLY THICK!!!!” Haha! Sometimes this is a good thing, sometimes it’s a pain, but it always means that it’s thickness and the coarseness makes it hard to ever have my hair feel soft or look shiny!

Nicole Elliott

Recently, however, my hair has been softer and shinier than ever–as you can see in these “trying to be cute and pretty self portraits” (hey–we all need a few of those-it is 2013 after all, but I digress…..)

Ta Da! Over the past few weeks I’ve been using nuNAAT Brazillian Keratin products on my hair. I’ve used the shampoo and conditioner along with the Leave-In Reconstructor during my normal washes and I’ve used the intensive hair mask once. I’m super impressed with how well they have worked with my hair and you can see from the pictures that it is shiny! Their formula uses green keratin which also helps reduce frizz and volume–two of the most important things for me! My hair is normally super frizzy/crazy wavy and I go to a lot of trouble to flatten it so when I have hair products that help me with that I love it!

Another reason to love nuNAAT Brazillian Keratin products is because they’re right where you shop! Find them in-store at Select Walgreens and Walmart stores, Beauty Supply stores and all Navarro Pharmacies. You can also find them online on Facebook and Twitter!

What is your hair like–thick or thin? Leave me a comment and let me know about your lovely locks and what you think of mine!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Nicole Elliott

Makeover Hairstyle Edition

So you might remember how just a few days ago I posted about changing my hairstyle constantly. ( If you didn’t read my post about hair damage go do so now–I talked about some great product in there! And after this post you’ll see why I need it more than ever, haha) Stick with me–before and after pictures at the end of this post!

So anyways-I soon discovered that there is nothing like taking a bunch of pictures of your grown out really-looking-blotchy-because-got-them-forever-ago highlights and your long overdue trim LOONNGG hair to spurn you into desperately needing a makeover!

A shot that didn’t make the cut last time because I was like ACK when I saw it!

Add to that the fact that many of my friends on Facebook were starting to chat about getting new hairstyles and I really began to get the itch!

The icing on the cake was the fact that my friend Heather (who lives here-I have several Heather friends now, haha-I guess just awesome people have that name) asked if anyone would like to come model for her so she could practice taking pictures with her fancy new camera and get comfortable with editing. Yes, please! I have to post headshots all over the inter-verse for my jobs and you lovlies that I had decided that I should probably upgrade from the “stuck the arm out and took a picha Instagram” shots.

So the makeover quest was on! First I decided to do away with the blotchy highlights-blondes might have more fun but they also spend a whole lot more money. I decided on chestnut brown after an agonizing 30 minutes staring at boxes and finally ended up Chestnut Brown-it was close to my natural color with an extra umph I hoped the chestnut would bring.

Next I went to Pinterest (naturally) and searched for my new hairstyle. I’ve been playing with the idea of doing bangs again because I had them the entire time growing up but then they went out of style so I grew them out shortly after we got married. Now they’re back in style and super cute so to find my new look I just went and typed in bangs then pinned away. Then I picked my favorite because I thought I could pull it off, it didn’t look super tricky to style, and it would keep my length while giving it more style and thinning it out.

The final result?? Volia!!!!

Before……

After!

What do you think?! Do you ever get mad urges to completely change your look?

Nicole Elliott