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Valentine's Fashion

by Remington Ready January 29, 2015

 

 

Date Night

Going on a classic Valentine’s Day date with your man? Maybe it’s that new restaurant you’ve been meaning to try or your favorite hotspot downtown. Your go-to outfit should be a classic red dress. Keep it chic with a flowing shift dress or try a sexy bodycon dress. Layer on some elegance with a sparkling gold or silver necklace and black pumps. Finish it off with a loose up-do and he won’t be able to take his eyes off of you.


Girls Night Out

Maybe Valentine’s Day is your night to celebrate with your single ladies! Hit the scene wearing something fun! Ditch the red for skinny jeans or a skirt in purple or pink. A peplum top is the perfect flirty piece that still keeps it classy, along with your favorite embellished necklace. Add an edgy touch with a leather jacket and your favorite high-heels that really make a statement. You’ll look fantastic while enjoying the night with some of your best friends! 


Staying In

Sometimes the best Valentine’s Day is one spent at home with your hubby, family or friends! Pop in a rom-com classic and open your favorite bottle of wine. Try an outfit that’s comfortable and add a Valentine’s Day touch. Put on a cute light pink sweater or sweatshirt and a cozy scarf. Some faded boyfriend jeans make a great relaxed-chic look. Top it off with some fun moccasins or Valentine’s socks and you’re ready for the perfect night in.

Jersey Style

by Remington Ready January 28, 2015

 

Your team might not have made it to the big game, but you can still represent them with style this football weekend. Here’s a little inspiration to dress up your jersey! Make the jersey the focus and add a skirt or blazer. Then it’s all about the accessories, so round up your team-colored favorites! Go with more formal accessories like a clutch and heels, or a more casual look with a necklace and sneakers. Have fun with your look and, win or lose, have a great time! 

 

 

Outfit 1:

Shirt (similar), SkirtShoesClutch (similar), Bracelet (similar)

 

Outfit 2:

ShirtBlazerJeansShoesNecklace (similar), Watch 

4 Beauty Trends for 2015

by Remington Ready January 23, 2015

 

Sombré is the new ombré! It’s a softer, more subtle color fade and an easier way to mix up hair color without going too extreme! Instead of going from dark brunette to light blonde, the color fades from dark brunette to light brunette or blends in color by going from dark brunette to dark red. The sombré also blends better, using highlights to work the color in more naturally. This is usually done with the “balayage” technique where color is painted on by hand instead of using traditional foil. So if you’re ready for a sombré color update, look for stylists in your area that specialize in balayage! 

 

 

 

Bold lip color is everywhere! But it’s out with the red and in with the new. The deep berry color is what we’re seeing most. Adding a rich elegance in darker shades, it varies with hints of either purple or pink. The key to wearing dark lipstick is the lip liner; make sure to have a defined edge if you’re trying this trend out! For more natural looks, try a rose color lipstick. This brings in the berry shades while keeping a more subtle and neutral tone.

 

For a berry color, we recommend "Raspberry" No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick or "Blissful Berry" Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color.

 

For a rose color try "Plum" Botanics Lip Stain.

 

 

 

These waves are bringing the 40s back— more retro-fabulous than ever. For shoulder length cuts, it’s all about the deep side part, sweep over, and dramatic waves. We’ve seen many variations of this look on the runway and red carpet, but it’s just as fitting for everyday hair styling. Don’t worry about the fuss of using salon clips to set hair in a zig-zag wave pattern, just use a wide waving wand like the TStudio Pink Silk Waving Wand. Brush out the waves for a softer look and create a side part, slicking back the shorter side. Keep volume across the sweeping bangs and you’ll be looking fresh and classic with these retro waves.

 

 

 

Eyes are really popping with bright, fun colors! From blue and turquoise to red and orange, eye make-up is getting more intense. It’s used as an eye liner or even complete eye shadow, but we suggest the more subtle eye liner highlight. Put on normal black eyeliner on the top and bottom lids, then just accent on the outside of the black liner with a pop of color (we suggest blue to start off with). Focus more on the bottom lid and outside corner, or go all out and blend it into brightly colored eye shadow!

 

We recommend Revlon Colorstay Eye Liner or NYX Slide on Pencil for easy-to-apply color options. 


Hat Hairstyles: Knotted Up-Do

by Remington Ready January 21, 2015

 

This up-do is more of a “low-do”, keeping the style below hat level! It’s Dutch-styled and unique, making you look like a skilled trendsetter without all the work.


Style Tip: If you have layered hair, pieces may fall out during the day. Just keep bobby pins handy to pin in any strays. It only adds to the look!

 

 

Tools: Bobby Pins

 

    1.  Start with natural hair, adding texture spray if needed.

 

    2.  Divide hair into four even sections.

 

    3.  Tie sections A and B together into a tight knot and secure with clip, then knot                sections C and D and clip.

 

    4.  Tie the center two strands, B and C, into a knot using a clip to hold sections A              and D in place.

 

    5.  Continue knotting each side and then the center until about 3-4” of ends are left.            Make sure to keep each knot tight!

 

    6.  Use bobby pins to secure the ends of the sections under the braided area.

 

    7.  Voila! Your knotted up-do is complete. Just add finishing spray as needed                   and throw on your hat! Pull the hat down so it’s just above the knotted hair.

 

Hat Hairstyles: Braided Pigtails

by Remington Ready January 16, 2015

 

Braided pigtails aren’t just for little girls anymore; it’s actually a super cute boho-chic braided style! It’s easy to do and the braids start low, so no need to worry about the hat getting in the way!

 

Style Tip: If you have a lot of layers, start the braids a little higher than right under the ear and keep it tighter as you braid. 

 

 

 

Tools: Double Knit Elastics 

 

    1.  Start with natural hair, and divide hair down the back of your head into two                    sections.

 

    2.  Begin on one side, dividing hair into three uneven sections. It’s best to have the            smallest section be from the back.

 

    3.  Braid the strands, keeping it tight for now. You can loosen them up later!

 

    4.  Repeat steps one and two on the other side.

 

    5.  Loosen up the braid to desired look. They may loosen up throughout the day, so            don’t make it too loose!

 

    6.  You’re all finished with this boho braid style! Just add finishing spray as needed            and top off with your winter hat. Pull it down so that it ends right where the braids          begin! 

 

Hat Hairstyles: Messy Waves

by Remington Ready January 16, 2015

 

Hats are natural teasers, so try this look to let the hat work for you! The natural messy waves are a perfect pair with the hat-teased roots.

 

Style Tip: Use root booster product or hairspray once the styling is finished. This will keep volume in the roots, while not letting the hat mess get too out-of-hand!

 

 

 

Tools: TStudio Pink Silk Waving Wand

 

    1.  Start with natural hair, adding texture spray if needed.

 
    2.  Gather hair into ponytail on top of head.

 
    3.  Curl a 1” section of hair with the TStudio Pink Silk Waving Wand. Remember to             not wrap the hair all the way to the end, leave the ast 1-2” end straight.

 

    4.  Continue curling until the whole ponytail is curled. 


    5.  Spray hair with hairspray, and then take out pony tail as gently as possible.


    6.  Separate curls and tease as needed. Do not tease too much, since the hat will             do a lot of that for you during the day! 

 

    7.  Your messy waves are ready to go! Just add finishing spray as needed and your           favorite winter hat. Enjoy the all-day messy look without a worry!

 

Trend Alert: Bold Stripes

by Remington Ready January 12, 2015

 

The Trend

 

The stripe trend is transitioning from the simplistic nautical feel to bold mod prints. Instead of even stripes, widths are varying and mixed from pinstripe to wide bands. Colors expand beyond just white with black or navy. We’re seeing bolder combinations with reds, blues and greens.

 


Stripes For You

 

If you’re not quite ready to fill your wardrobe with stripes, then start simple. Add stripes to your handbags and shoes for a pop of print. Try a striped top under a solid colored blazer or cardigan so the striped print doesn’t feel overwhelming. You could also look for pieces that mix in a striped print with solid color blocks, like the black and white sweater above.

 

If you want a bolder stripe style, then have fun with it! Look for varying stripe widths and colors. Your striped piece should be the focus, so remember to keep all other items and accessories classic and simple in colors that complement the striped pattern. 

Find Your Perfect Winter Coat

by Remington Ready January 5, 2015

 

You know what kinds of clothes look good on your body type, and your winter coat should be no different. So you’ll need something that looks fabulous, flatters your favorite features, and complements your stylish clothing. Check out the coats below along with tips for finding the perfect one for your body type!

 

 

1. Dress Trench Coat

Body Type: Hourglass

A dress trench coat is a great fit for a more curvy shape. The key is to find something that highlights your waist and doesn’t cling to your curves. Try a longer coat with feminine feel that is soft-fitting. Flatter your assets, don’t flatten them!


2. Cocoon Coat

Body Type: Apple

This black coat slims by drawing attention to the waist without cinching up. Try something with details around the waist like zippers or pockets. This coat works perfectly with a color block line across the center and the lapels that point to the waist.

 

3: Furl Collar Coat

Body Type: Pear

If your body is pear shaped, draw attention to your chest and shoulders with large lapels or a fur collar. Bright colors also bring attention to the upper body. Try something with a soft fit that still shows off your curves!

 

4: Trench Coat

Body Type: Athletic

A tailored coat belted at the waist is a great fit for those with a slender build or wider shoulders. A longer coat is usually best, but focus on one that gives you an hourglass shape. Try lapels or raised-necks, a belted waist, and an A line shape below the waist like this trench coat.

 

5: Parka

Body Type: Busty

Slim your top half by avoiding large lapels or buttons and a belt at the waist. This parka lies flat across the chest and adds length, but still shows some shape to the body. A coat with more of an A line below the waist works well too!

 

6: Cape Coat

Body Type: Any/Pregnant

A cape coat looks fabulous on every shape, but it’s especially flattering if you’re pregnant. This trendy coat fits nicely over a growing baby-bump. Or if a fitted coat is more your style, just look for one that can be belted above the waist!

 

7: Mid-length Coat

Body Type: Tall

There isn’t a certain type of coat for tall body types— it’s all about the features. Look for something with a looser fit and mid-length with a straight shape. Color blocking or details around the waist break up the coat’s length. Try to stay away from single color coats!

 

8: Long Pea Coat

Body Type: Petite

If the goal is to elongate your body, stick to a single color coat that cuts at the knee. You don’t want the coat to be too tight-fitted, but make sure not to drown your lovely frame! A straight fit works best and the line that runs down this coat is a great extra detail.

New Years' Hairstyles

by Remington Ready December 29, 2014

 

You may have your New Year’s Eve outfit planned, but what about something special for your hair? Try one of these new styles to complete your look for a fun night out celebrating the New Year. You’ll make an elegant statement without too much work— just follow the steps below!

 

Braided Twist

 

Braids are all the rage and they can even create a classy up-do! It will look like you spent all morning doing your hair, but it only takes a few minutes.

 

Style tip: create this style on first-day hair, then let the braids down on day two for some fun waves!

 

 

  

Tools: ElasticsBobby Pins


    1.  Create a center part and divide the hair in two sections.

 

    2.  Starting on one side near the forehead, French braid hair by crossing each                    section under the other, instead of over the other like normal braiding. Secure                end of braid with an elastic.

 

    3.  Repeat step one on the other side section of hair.

 

    4.  Wrap the braids around each other into a low bun, tucking the ends in and                    securing with bobby pins. 

 

    5.  Set the style with finishing spray to complete this braided twist!

 

 

Side Sweep Curls

 

The side sweep look is gorgeous with curls, but elastics and bobby pins can’t quite handle the task. The Simple Twist pin makes it easy to create this elegant look and will securely hold it all day long!

 

Style Tip: dress up this look even more by adding a decorative headband!

 

 

 

Tools: TStudio Silk Oval Wand, Simple Twist 


    1.  Section hair and curl 1-2” sections with the TStudio Silk Oval Wand.


    2.  Tease hair lightly around the crown, adding hair spray. 


    3.  Gather hair to the side and twist hair towards the ear.


    4.  Push the Simple Twist pin through and twist towards the ear, then flip it back into          the twist to secure. Pin should be close to the scalp when pushed back in.

 

    5.  Loosen a few curls around the face and set with finishing spray to complete                  these side sweep curls!

 

 

Headwrap Ringlets

 

This headwrap look works with any style or party! Use a boho braided headwrap for casual occasions or a beaded headwrap to really dress it up.

 

Style Tip: just like the braided twist, this look can be let down on day two hair for awesome curls!

 

 

Tools: TStudio Silk Oval WandBraided HeadwrapBeaded Headwrap

 

    1.  Section hair and curl 1-2” sections with the T|Studio Silk Oval Wand.


    2.  Slide a skinny headwrap over the head, so it is across or right above the                      forehead.


    3.  Starting on one side, loop a 2” section of hair around the headwrap until it creates          a ringlet, then secure the end of the strand in the headwrap band. 


    4.  Continue looping sections until all hair is secured around the headwrap. 


    5.  Add bobby pins as needed and set with finishing spray for this headwrap ringlet            style!

 

Richard Marin: My Favorite Styling Tool and How to Use It

by Richard Marin December 25, 2014

 

I am loving my Remington T|Studio Silk straight irons and clipless curling irons. I can do a variation of looks with the straight iron, from stick straight to easy waves, by rocking the iron back and forth. I can make a random bend in the hair to a spiral curl by wrapping it around the straight plates. When I'm doing curls, I really enjoy working with the T|Studio Silk clipless wand series because it makes the curls come out looser than a traditional curling iron. I usually leave the ends out of the hair from the iron to make the waves and curls look more relaxed. With clipless you make that look happen easily.

 

I'm addicted to the Remington T|Studio Oval Waving Wand! I can create several looks with this one tool from smooth and straight to just a little bend on the ends of the hair or irregular waves throughout the hair. The variety of styles you can create with this one tool is endless!                              

 

Here is my favorite technique for curling hair:

 

    1.  Section off the head into three sections 1) top of head 2) left side 3) right side.              Sectioning makes curling your hair faster and easier.


 

    2. I start at the bottom neck area usually with a smaller barrel iron to begin (I prefer           the Remington T|Studio Silk slim conical iron). I do a tighter curl at the neckline             which gives support to hold up the other waves that will be sitting on top of this             section of hair. 
 

 

    3.  Wrap hair around iron and repeat. When you get to the mid section of your hair              begin to wrap your hair around the center section if the conical iron.
 

 

    4.  Finish ironing the top section and your bang area with a variation of the largest              section of the barrel and then the next section with the middle section of the                barrel. This will give the overall look of a variation of texture in your curls which            always look more natural and not a uniformed curl.