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Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


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Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


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Extensions

Are You There Hair Weave? It’s Me, Short Hair.

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Have you ever been walking down the street and seen hair weave just discarded on the sidewalk? I don’t know if this is something inherent to Philadelphia, or if there are rogue extensions littering the streets of America. But I just had to post these hilarious pics of weave remnants on the pavement near my apartment.

A few weeks ago while on a walk with Mr. Spoiled Pretty, we came across not one…not two…but three pieces of weave on the sidewalk. It was as if Hansel and Gretel left a trail of tracks so they could find their way back to the hair salon.

I’d love to know how these hair weaves end up homeless. Thoughts?

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Don’t Hate. Appreciate. Oprah’s Hair is 100% Hers!

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oprah+natural+hair Dont Hate. Appreciate. Oprahs Hair is 100% Hers!Ever since Oprah started styling her hair in a sleek blowout, people have been wondering if her mane was unbeweavable.

Well, the big O set the record straight on Friday’s eppy of her talk show:

“Am I wearing a weave? Everybody’s like, ‘Oprah, we love your weave.’ This is not a weave, this is my hair.” And to prove that she speaks the truf, Oprah shared this photo of her mane in all of it’s natual glory. “This is what my hair looks like. This is me before it gets pressed and curled in the morning,” she continued.

Gail’s response? “Yowza!”

Britney Spears Loses Part of Her Weave During Concert Stunt

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Transform Your Do With Clip-In Hair Extensions

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spoiled+pretty+clip+in+hair+extensions Transform Your Do With Clip In Hair Extensions

For my step-by-step tutorial on how to create your own clip-in hair extensions, click here! If you’d prefer to just buy pre-made extensions, check out these clip-ins by Ted Gibson, which just launched tonight on QVC.

For more videos, visit my channel on YouTube – Spoiled Pretty TV.

Oh…and to try on different hairstyles and find inspiration for your personal transformation, visit dailymakeover.com.

For more video product reviews and tips, click here for Spoiled Pretty TV.

Worst Hair On Television

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The title of Worst Hair on TV once belonged to Kim (above) from Real Housewives of Atlanta. But to be honest, I don’t think the term hair adequately describes the bargain basement wig she has affixed to her head.

momma%27s+boys+michelle Worst Hair On TelevisionThus, I think the torch should be passed to Michelle from Momma’s Boys.

Somehow, this child has racked up $130,000 worth of debt buying a new nose, Botox, breast implants, lip injections, obvious extensions and all the hooker-esque clothes she could find at Frederick’s of Hollywood. So sad.

Rent Hair Extensions?!?! Unbeweaveable!

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Warren Tricomi salons have a new rent-an-extension service. For $100, a stylist will color-select, apply, and style human hair clip in extensions. You can be Cinderella (or Rapunzel) for the night, then return the extensions the next day – so they can be sanitized for the next customer. If you decide to rock the long locks for more than 24 hours, it’s $100 per day – and if you decide to keep them, the final cost will have a deduction from the time you rented them.

Or for half the price, you could make your own extensions – and wear them as many times as you’d like. Hell, you could be Cinderella every day…never worrying about the clock striking midnight and your weave turning back into a pumpkin. Here’s how. You’ll need:

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One package of wefted human hair
Basically, it’s a track of hair that can be cut into smaller strips. Be sure to buy human hair because, unlike synthetic, it can be styled with thermal tools. Human hair can also be washed with shampoo, which will extend the life of your extensions. I also recommend going to a beauty supply store to purchase the hair – as opposed to buying online. This way, you’re guaranteed to get hair that more closely matches your own hair color. If you’re confused, ask for a salesperson’s assistance.

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A few packages of wig clips
These usually come in packs of 2 or more. I typically use 2-3 small wig clips per hair extension, depending on the width of the extension. My recommendation is to buy more than you think you need, because they’re pretty inexpensive and it’s always better to have more than to come up short. If you have light hair, buy wig clips that will easily blend with your hair color. If your hair is dark, you can get away with the standard black wig clips.

A spool of thread
The color should match the color of the hair.

A sewing needle

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Step one: Cut the hair wefts into strips. I like to trim them in various widths, so that the end result looks more real. Here’s a good recipe:

Six to eight strips that are 2” in width
Four to six strips that are 3” in width
Four to six strips that are 4” in width
Three strips that are 6” in width
Two strips that are 8” in width

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Step two: Once you’ve cut your strips, take your needle and thread and sew on the wig clips. The comb side should be facing out, and the teeth should be pointing down. A good rule of thumb: the 2, 3, and 4” strips need two wig clips – one on either end. The 6 and 8” strips need three wig clips; one on either end and one to anchor the middle.

Step three: Once you’re finished sewing, you’re done. Clip those babies in, put on your cutest outfit, and go git your Prince Charming.


Short Cuts

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Here’s a Spoiled Pretty prediction for the new year…

With so many stars getting scissor-happy in 2007, who wants to bet that extensions will be back – in a big way – in 2008?

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