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{T3 Twirl 360 How-To}

Hey everyone!! I wanted to share a quick tutorial with everyone on how to use the new T3 Twirl 360! As most of you know, I don’t ever curl my hair but fell in love with this curler that I had to test it out and give everyone a quick how-to! I’ve also never used an iron that literally spins itself! This curling iron utilizes gyroscopic digital technology to detect the motion of your hand, and automatically propel the barrel in the desired direction. The application of the technology, typically used in space exploration, is a first for the hair tools category. Pretty awesome, if you ask me! Keep an eye out for a Youtube tutorial soon! For now, you get photos!

Here is a quick start guide for those of you who have never used this curler before. There will be photos but if you’re in a hurry and want to test the curler out without photos, then this should be helpful!

First, Click the power & Temperature switch quickly to use on Slow speed or hold down switch for fast speed. To change temps, double click the switch until you reach your desired setting.
Second, Clamp a 1-2″ section of hair and glide the iron to the ends. Then hold the GO button down and gently rate your wrist in the direction to activate the rotating barrel. It’s so cool because it literally knows which direction you are wanting to curl your hair!
Lastly, take your finger off the GO button to stop rotation. After a few seconds, press the Lever to release the curl. And on to the next piece!

Alrighty, ladies!! Ready to get this started!
First, section off your hair. Start with the bottom layer and work your way up in about 4 sections (depending on how thick your hair is)

The T3 curler is the best! I normally use a 1 to 1 1/2 inch barrel for my beachy waves look.
Product is key to helping your curls stay all day! I love Oribe Soft Laquer Heat Styling Spray.
 Once you get to the crown section of the hair, lightly tease for volume. For extra volume, use Oribe Thickening Spray on each section.


For an “undone” look:
After curling, run your fingers throughout your hair gently (don’t brush!) to tousle the curls into more of an “undone” look
If you want even less curl (more wave), flip your head to reach underneath the hair, spray a texturizing spray all throughout and tousle with your fingers. I like Batiste Dry Shampoo.


Want to add a Braid
A trendy look that’s super stylish– braids are all the rage.
Section off a 2-3 inch piece in the front. I prefer the part to be uneven, but you can go with what you think looks best on YOU!
Divide that section and braid. We did a traditional braid on my hair!


Braid and braid until you reach the end of the hair.
Secure it with 2 bobby pins. Insert the pins – rough side toward your head- and criss cross them to lock them in place!


You can leave your hair down with this look or pull it back in a ponytail! Don’t forget to top with a spritz of hairspray for extra hold.


Hair by the amazing Gertie Murray of GertieGlam
Photography by Andrew Loehman

{The New Do}

By now, most of y’all know I got another itch to chop my long locks off and actually went through with it this time. A whopping 9″ was cut off, plus a little more in the back! Every time I would head to the salon for my very predictable cut and color, I would always rave about wanting to cut my hair shorter. NOT short, but shorter! And overtime, I would chicken out and just do a quick trim.

The only way to make a major change is in the hands of renowned talent! I walked into the new and improved Bella Salon yesterday and told my friend and stylist, Tiffany, it was finally time to go through and cut it off! I really wanted something new and fresh. My hair has been outrageously long for the past 10 years and it was finally time for a change. Most of y’all know that I literally can’t do anything with my hair because it is so soft and fine, which means I can only wear it straight. It blow dries that straight everyday and will NEVER hold a curl. So instead of having long, luscious locks for Fall, I chopped it all off before the winter time!

Check out some of my fun behind the scenes photos of the chop chop! You can’t really tell how much was cut off until you put up a side-by-side of how long my hair was before. All of the photos I have sent to friends and family all get the same response…It’s still SO long!!! Did you not cut anything off?? And then I send the below photo… And then I get the Holy shit, I didn’t realize your hair was so long! Indeed it was… For the past 10 years! haha!


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A little bit about Bella Salon – Quite a few of my friends already go here but if you are in need of a new do and want to try a new salon, check them out and ask for Tiffany! She was an absolutely PRO and she has been the only one I have trusted with my hair since I have been in Austin.  Not only are they under new ownership, the entire place has gone under a complete remodel. I was blown away when I walked in!! They even have a new logo AND are now open 7 days a week!! What more could you ask for! LOVE THEM!


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And now the picture that says it ALL! Tiffany is beyond excited and my face is just priceless… What the hell have I done…



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{Tarantula on my Face} Behind the Scenes

By now, most of you have seen the latest beauty page in the August issue of Austin Woman Magazine!  And most of you have expressed how scary it was and many have asked if it was photoshopped!  Which is definitely wasn’t.  Here are some of the behind the scenes shots that I can finally share with all of you!  Go pick up the issue and let me know what you think!!

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Spider Legs

And the final product!

Spider Eyes