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How to: Day to Night Hairstyles


Are you looking for a hair style that can easily transform from day to night quicker than you can say “party”? Here are two gorgeous, quick and easy day to night hairstyle ideas that can get you from your desk to the dance floor in no time!

What Will I Need to Achieve These Looks?

  • Hair band or elastic
  • Hair pins
  • Strong hold hair spray

Look 1: Quick Chignon to Chic Low Ponytail

6 Steps to Getting the Quick Chignon

1 Quick Chignon

Step 1: Start with a low ponytail

Pull hair into low ponytail and secure with a hair band or an elastic band.

2 Quick Chignon

Step 2: Section above the band

Separate hair into two sections above the band.

Quick Chignon

Step 3: Pull and wrap the hair through the parting

Pull the ponytail through the parting. Keep wrapping until all the hair is in the chignon.

Quick Chignon

Step 4: Secure with pins

Secure the updo with pins or grips.

Quick Chignon

Step 5: Loosen the hair at the front

Relax the look by loosening your hair at the front.

Quick Chignon

Step 6: Finish with hairspray

Finish the look by setting it off with hairspray.

Quick Chignon

Transforming the Chignon into a Chic Low Ponytail

Chic Low Ponytail

Step 1: Remove the pins from the chignon

Remove the hairpins or grips from your chignon.

2 Chic Low Ponytail

Step 2: Make sure your ponytail is tight

Unwrap the hair, leaving a few twists. Tighten the ponytail.

Chic Low Ponytail

Step 3: Wrap a hair strand around the ponytail

Wrap a hair strand around to add an elegant touch and refine the look.

Chic Low Ponytail

Step 4: Backcomb and finish with hairspray

Backcomb the ponytail from the behind gently for extra volume.

Chic Low Ponytail

Look 2: Braided Updo to Boho Braid

Steps to Getting the Braided Updo

Braided Updo

Step 1: Plait the top

Pull the top section of your hair into a loose plait.

Braided Updo

Step 2: Plait the rest

Divide the rest of your hair into three sections including the previous plait and braid them all together.

Braided Updo

Step 3: Secure with hair band or elastic

Secure with band, looping it at the end rather than pulling all the hair through.

Braided Updo

Step 4: Roll the plait into a braided bun

Roll the plait back and secure tightly with pins or grips and add hairspray.

Braided Updo

Transforming the Braided Updo into the Boho Braid

Boho Braid

Step 1: Remove the pins.

Remove all the pins from the braided bun.

Boho Braid

Step 2: Tease the plait

To give this look a relaxed feel, gently tease the plait. Add hairspray to set the look.

Boho Braid

We hope you enjoy these quick and easy day to night hair transformations!

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How to Get Brown Smokey Eyes

The brown smokey eyes look is effortless in complimenting any outfit. You can go as bold or as subtle as you like to match your eye colour, personality or occasion. Follow our step-by-step guide on how you can achieve this versatile look.


Step 1:

First, apply a primer all over your eyes. This will create an even surface for the eyeshadow to ensure application is smooth and neat. It will also hold the eyeshadow in place so the smokey eyes last all day.

Step 2:

Next, apply a nude eyeshadow all over the eyelid including the crease. This will act as a highlighting agent, instantly widening your eyes and making you look more awake.

It’s important to apply a nude eyeshadow to prevent your eyes appearing sunken.


Step 3:

Using a medium brown eyeshadow, apply to the outer corner of your eyes. This will contour your eyes and softly frame them.

Step 4:

Next, using a dark brown eyeshadow apply along the top and bottom lash line, connecting the two at the outer corner of your eye.


Step 5:

To finish the look, apply black or brown mascara to your eyelashes. This will frame your eyes and complete the final look.

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How to: Easy Evening Makeup

easy evening makeup

While a lot of evening makeup looks can seem difficult to achieve, there’s no need to worry. We’ve come up with an easy yet head-turning evening makeup look that you could rock in just a few minutes. Simply follow five steps and get the look.

If you are looking for a look that’s eye-grabbing and doesn’t require too much time to achieve, follow our easy evening makeup tutorial and you’ll be off to your evening event in no time. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Matte foundation
  • Matte setting powder
  • 2 shimmery eye shadow shades
  • Eye brow pencil
  • Liquid eye liner
  • Mascara
  • Berry or plum lipstick

Before You Start Your Evening Makeup

If you are starting on this look with a bare face:

Apply moisturiser, primer, foundation and gently add definition to your eye brows with an eye brow pencil.

If you are topping up your look:

This tutorial is perfect for when you simply want to run out of your home or office only having to top up your make up. Simply use blotting paper or tissue to take away the excess oil before you start.

Steps to Achieve This Easy Evening Makeup Look

Step 1: Light Eye Shadow

Apply the lighter eye shadow shade to the inner corners of your eyes. Continue across your lid underneath the crease.

Easy Evening Makeup

Step 2: More Eyeshadow

Go over the crease and outer corner using the other eye shadow shimmer.

Easy Evening Makeup Eyeshadow

Step 3 - Liquid Liner

Using a liquid eye liner, gently line the upper lash line.

Easy Evening Makeup Eyeliner

Step 4 - Lipstick

Apply berry or plum lipstick. Deep reds and purples will also work. To make the colour look really intense, dab the lipstick when applying.

Easy Evening Makeup Berry Lips

Step 5 - Setting Powder

Apply matte setting powder with a wide, loose brush.

Easy Evening Makeup Powder

Step 6: Optional – Accessorise

Finish the look off with a sparkling hair accessory

Easy Evening Makeup

Removing Shimmer or Glitter Eye Shadows

While eye shadow with shimmer or glitter looks amazing, it sometimes may be hard to come off. Using a cotton pad and eye makeup remover, gently cleanse your eyes. Repeat a few times, if necessary. Afterwards, wash your face with a facial cleanser and follow with toner and moisturiser.

Ready to rock this evening makeup look?

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The Ultimate Guide To Washing Your Hair

How to Shampoo Hair

Washing hair seems to be a beauty routine that we know everything about. But do we really? If you notice that your hair is too dry or in a bad condition, it may be the case that you are washing your hair incorrectly, or are using the wrong type of shampoo. Not to worry – we’ll explain the best ways to look after your hair to make sure it’s squeaky clean, shiny and healthy.

How to Shampoo Hair

Frequency of Washing Hair

How often you should wash your hair depends on your hair type, condition and whether or not it is colour treated. If you have really fine hair, it may be the case that you need to wash your hair more often than someone with wavy hair but use less conditioner, which often weighs down the tresses.

If you have thick hair, don’t be tempted to wash it daily – this can make your locks frizzy and dry. It’s best to wash your hair not more than three times a week, focusing on conditioning the lengths and ends. Also, if your hair is colour treated, washing your locks less often is the key to making the colour stay vibrant for as long as possible. The other key is using the right kind of shampoo and products.

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