The Perfect Bun (Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens)

The bun is the perfect solution to keeping your hair out of your face while still looking totally cute! It is definitely fun to dress up and do your hair in a fun and unique way every once in a while, so why not try out a look that you don’t go for very often?! A hair bun can actually be super versatile, depending on how you choose to style it, but no matter what, you can make it perfect for your occasion! Keep on reading to learn how to rock the hair bun in three different ways!
1: The Effortless Chic Low Bun
This style seems to be what all the “fashion-girls” are rocking these days and we can see why! It is chic and ready for pretty much any occasion! You can wear this hair style during the day going shopping or lunch with the girls, keeping your hair out of your face, and easily take it into the night time, throwing on a pair of statements earrings to complete the look! As long as your hair is at least shoulder length, you can rock this look without a doubt! Our favorite gal Selena Gomez wears this effortless look with ease!

#2: The Pulled-Together, Classic Top Knot
Whether you are running some errands, or want a stylish look to pair with your high-neck, party dress, the classic top knot is a winner this holiday season! It is totally versatile in how you choose to wear it, depending on if you want it to be super sleek or a bit wispy and messy! Both looks are gorgeous! This bun style keeps your hair out of your face and all the attention on your party dress or makeup look that you spent forever perfecting! Miley Cyrus, is definitely the queen of the top knot!

#3: The Daring, Space-Buns
This look is not for the faint of heart! If you like to make a statement and be bold then give this adorable, quirky look a try! Rather than going for the classic, single bun, go for two! Don’t worry about making perfect buns with this look! Slightly messy buns add to the adorable factor of this style! Vanessa Hudgens wears this looks with ease and looks totally adorable!

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Workout to Work + On-The-Go Essentials

No time in between your morning workout and heading to the office? No worries! Summer is coming and we know you are working hard to get your workout in. So we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know to look put together after your workout. Everything from hair styles to on-the-go essentials is all here, so keep on reading and be sure to leave us a comment letting us know your thoughts.
Keeping a few hair essentials in your bag will make your life a whole lot easier when you are rushing from the gym to the office. Dry shampoo is the most important item you can have with you when doing your hair after a workout. If you got a bit sweaty or you need some volume and life in your hair, then this will do the trick. Plus, it will make your hair look fresh and clean. Using non-creasing hair ties when you are working out will also save you a ton of trouble when you go to take out that ponytail after your workout. You can also keep a few in your essentials bag for emergencies. Flexible hold hair spray is another great product to have with you after a work out. If your hair is being hard to manage or you have some extra fly-aways from working so hard during your yoga class, spray a bit of hair spray on your final, work look and you will be all set. Our final recommended essential is a wooden brush. These magical brushes distribute your hair’s oils throughout your head and make your hair look shiny and healthy.

Sleek Top-Knot

A chic top-knot is definitely at the top of our list for “perfect post-workout hairstyles.” Simply take your hair out of the style you had for your workout and add lots of dry shampoo to your hairline and your crown. Let this soak in and use a wooden brush to smooth your hair all over. Then, give us your best top-knot and finish off with a bit of hairspray and you are ready to take on the day looking professional and chic.

Messy Braid

The messy braid is perfect for camouflaging when your hair is looking a bit dirty. Add lots of dry shampoo and create the braid of your choice. The dry shampoo will help with keeping your braid in place throughout the day. This is the perfect look for running errands after the gym or picking the kids up from school.

Polished Pony Tail

The polished pony tail is another perfect look for your post-workout life. It takes minutes and looks beautiful — what more could you want?! After your workout, add lots of dry shampoo to your crown and hairline. Put your hair in a semi-high ponytail and brush the tail with your wooden brush. Then take a piece of hair from the ponytail, about an inch wide, and wrap it around your hair elastic. Pin it underneath the ponytail, finish with some hair spray, and you have a completed beautiful look.

Festival Hair Style Ideas

Music festival season is the perfect time to take risks and try something new with your hair. The possibilities are endless when it comes to festival style options, so we have picked a few styles to share with you to make your decisions a bit easier. Here are our top three pics for funky, festival hair.

1. Space Buns + Glitter

Nothing screams “funky” more than some space buns and some glitter. Are we right, ladies? This is such a fun look for rock for a music festival (plus it’s SUPER easy). To get this look simply part your hair down the middle and divide your hair into two sections. Then twist each side into a bun on the top part of your head. You can make the buns as perfect or messy as you would like- both looks are definitely awesome for a festival. Now for the fun part… GLITTER! Give the part line of your hair a spray with some strong hold hair spray and sprinkle glitter along your part. One you are satisfied with the amount of glitter you added, give your hair another coat of hair spray, and you are ready to rock and roll at your festival. This look is totally Instagramable, and totally cool.

2. Extensions + Hair Accessories

Looking for more of a boho look for your music festival? Well, this is the perfect look for you. Adding extensions to lengthen and thicken your hair and adding some loose, beach waves is the best way to get the perfect, boho hair style. Adding a sun hat, bandana, or headband to the look will top it off and make you look like a bohemian princess at your favorite festival. Be sure to snap some pics of your fierce hair blowing in the wind to the beat of the music. #festivalhairdontcare

3. Rainbow + Braids

We are sure you have seen this psychedelic look floating around the internet, and it is much easier to achieve that it may seem. Adding some fun pastel colors to your hair and then adding some french braids will definitely make you stand out and keep cool at your upcoming music festival. This look is so simple to achieve. All you need to do is choose how you want to color your hair. You can use hair chalk, temporary dye, spray dye, or if you are feeling daring permanent dye. Once your hair is 100% dry just add your braid of choice and you are left with a beautiful look that keeps your hair out of your face on those hot, festival days.
We hope you got some festival inspiration from this post, and we can’t wait to see you try out these looks. Be sure to tag us on Instagram @johnfrancisbeauty and on Twitter @jfrancisbeauty! Have fun at your music festival!

Hot Hairstyles for Spring

It is officially Spring, and we are so excited to start styling for parties, weddings, and festivals. Spring brings along tons of celebratory occasions, so why not make your hair look stunning for each and every event you attend? Whether you are a laid back girl or like to take the time to make a head-turning statement with you hair, we have a look that is perfect for you.

The No-Fuss Style for the Laid-Back Girl

If you are heading to an event this Spring, but you are really not feeling like putting a ton of time and effort into your hairstyle, then have no fear — we have the perfect solution for you. A fantastic way to create a super-glam, sleek look is to simply blowout your hair, or have a professional give you a blowout while you sit there and look gorgeous. If you own a round brush and a blow drier you can most definitely create this put-together look yourself. A good blowout makes your hair look shiny, sleek, and the center of focus, without taking the time and effort to create a super complicated look. This look is perfect if you are going to be sporting a bright-colored or patterned outfit.

The Minimal-Effort Style for the Girl Who is Short on Time

Who doesn’t want to look super-chic without taking tons of time and using tons of different styling tools and products? We have two amazing options for you, and trust us — they are definitely head-turning looks! The first option to go for when you’re running short on time is to simply put some beachy waves in your hair using a wand curling iron. This look is chic no matter what type of event your are heading to. Beachy waves are always a good idea, and they take hardly any time. The second go-to option for a quick, chic style is to put your hair in a sleek top-knot. Whether you are heading to a professional business lunch or a Spring wedding, the top-knot is a perfect look.

The Intricate Style for the Girl Who is Trying to Make a Statement

There are plenty of head-turning looks that are perfect for Spring festivities, if you have a bit of time to commit. Fishtail braid styles are always a great option if you have some time so spend on your look. These braids are definitely not complicated, but they do require a bit of time. Pulling your hair to the side and creating a messy fishtail braid, while pulling out a few face-framing pieces for a light curl, is the perfect look for a day or night time affair. Twisting back on side of your hair and adding loose curls to the rest is also a really glamorous, pretty option for a Spring event.
Spring is a fresh start, so what will you try this season with your hair?? We want to see your beautiful event looks! Tag us on Instagram @johnfrancisbeauty and on Twitter @jfrancisbeauty.

Oscars 2016 Recap: The Hair Styles

A star-studded event is sure to have some beautiful celebrities rocking some pretty amazing hair styles. This year, the Academy Awards did not disappoint. Stars walked the red carpet with their perfect tresses and gave us some major inspiration. We saw everything from slicked back looks to soft, glamorous waves, and we can’t wait to share them with you. Take a look!

Voluminous and Off the Face: The voluminous look was definitely a hit this Oscar season. We saw stars like Chrissy Teigan and Jennifer Garner wear this look beautifully. To recreate this look at home simply tease the top half of your hair, put the lower half back into a low bun, and add some hairspray. It’s super simple and super glamorous.
Lady Gaga
Glamorous Waves: Lady Gaga and Cate Blanchett wore beautiful, glamorous waves for the Oscars this year. This sleek, structured hair style is extremely glamorous and helps keep the focus on their dresses. To create this look at home curl your hair with a large barrel, with all the curls going the same way. Use your fingers and some sculpting cream to mold the curls together.
Parted and Pulled Back: Parted down the middle and pulled back on the sides seemed to be a big theme this Oscar Sunday. This look is extremely sleek and can also be gorgeous for day-time and work wear. Brie Larson and Alicia Vickander stole the red carpet with their amazing looks.
We want to hear your favorite looks from the OSCARS! There were so many beautiful looks this year, and we cannot wait to recreate these looks. Be sure to tag us on Instagram @johnfrancisbeauty and tweet us @jfrancisbeauty!

Three Do-It-Yourself Runway-Inspired Hairstyles

Getting runway-inspired hair is easier than you think.
We were feeling so inspired from New York Fashion Week that we decided to show you how to get three NYFW-inspired hairstyles at home!
With just a few steps you are ready for a date night, the perfect, sleek office look, or a fun, casual day.
All you will need are a few bobby pins, hair ties, and a bit of hairspray if you desire.
We want to see your NYFW recreations. Tweet us your photos @jFrancisbeauty or tag us on Instagram @johnfrancisbeauty!