• The Wet Look, Your Best Go-To for the Summer

    Dames, there are so many reasons I love the “wet look” for summer. Here’s a few top reasons it’s my go-to look that everyone envies achieving.

    1. It’s a great beach/pool party look that makes as if you went into the water, but like, who does that?
    2. You have 5 min to get ready after the shower to head to a party and you don’t want a wet bun.
    3. You’re on vacation and you don’t want to use hot tools.

    If those aren’t enough reasons for you to master this look, then you’re just not that into it BUT if you are here’s how you do it.

    1. Make sure your hair is wet at the root, even just a little damp, you want to saturate your root with product and then evenly distribute through your ends.
    2. If you don’t have the 1 perfect product to do the trick, always mix a gel, a styling cream, and a tiny bit of oil (coconut oil is amazing if you like the smell).
    3. Use your towel gloves and scrunch out as much water as you can.

     

    Below are a few of my favorite options:

    Organics Colour Systems “Control Shape”

    Industry Insider Secret – Every celeb stylist that knows whats up uses this combo for THE perfect wet look. Every A-lister has had this product combo on their head.

    This is my personal favorite combo- IGK Coconut Oil Gel mixed with Catwalk Sessions wet look Gel

     

    Here’s my video showing you how to do it the straight version way- so great for a formal look..

    Hope this helps with which products to use and how to do it! Let me know how it goes and ask me any questions. @thehairdame

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

     

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  • All About Flat Waves

    Hi Dames, have you ever studied the variation of Khloe Kardashian’s wave styles? Or wondered how Jessica Alba got that perfect indentation in her hair?

    Well there’s a science to it. Its done with a flat iron and a flick a da wrist!

     

    Singer/song write Katie Welch and I got together and played hair. Let me know what you think !

     

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • How To Fake a Bob or Lob with Long Hair

    Hi Dames! So- lobs and bobs have been a thing for a while, but not all of us really wanted to chop the locks.  It’s not fair that the Kardashians get to have to different lengths of hair depending on their outfit, why can’t we? We can! You can! Everyone can! If you don’t want to go the wig route, it’s ok. You can work with what you got. Below is a video of how to create a bob or lob if you have long hair. I got together with Laura Samuels @laurasamuels8 from the  George Lopez show and created a fake bob for you. Check it out below.

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    Before left. After Right.

    Have FUN  playing and just remember to have your hair waved and textured, it blends the tuck.

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • The Hair Dame Answers: What Are the Best Looks with Clip-on Bangs?

    Hi dames! Summer is here and sometimes its easy to get in a hairstyle rut in the summer. long beach waves is the go to, or buns and ponytails. Well, here’s a way to mix up the buns and ponytails in a cute way with no commitment. Clip on Bangs! Secret Bangs is such a great way to mix it up. I got together with Alex Rodriguez to show you some fun styles that you can achieve with them. Check out the video  and styles below.

    ( Music:  “With you Tonight” by Katie Welch )

     

     

    Secret Bangs allow you to create lots of different looks without the commitment or stress of grow out. As you can see in the video, it takes just a few seconds to get a whole new look. You can get yours here. Make sure to then grab yourself a HairClutch to keep your hair secrets safe. Shout out and thank you to @missalexrodriguez and @iamthekatie for playing with me!!

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscos

    The Hair Dame

     

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  • 3 Easy Hairstyles For Short to Medium Hair This Summer

    Dames,  do you have short to medium length hair? This summer texture is your friend. A second day after a blow out or sleeping with your hair wet gives you a texture like bend that enables you to tossle your hair in fun easy ways. Oribe Texture spray is an awesome product to use with this kind of hair. Morrocan Oil also has a texture spray that is similar and gives you the same results- piecey with lots of movement. Below are a couple different ways to play with your hair on day 2 of a hairstyle.

     

    Throw it in 2 pigtail braids

    Scarves on your head are an easy go to

    Change the part and comb some hair back into a barrette

    (Leila Spilman is wearing Lux Wigs in these photos. you can get yours here)

    In short (no pun intended) texture spray is your bestie this summer and will allow you to manipulate your hair in easy ways.  Have fun!

     

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • Hair Curling 101: Horizontal vs Vertical Waves

    Hi Dames! What the heck is a vertical wave or horizontal wave? I’ll tell you- lots of women ask me how to achieve the super glam waves celebs sport on the red carpet or how to achieve the perfect beach wave all year round. The answer is knowing which direction to hold your iron. Check out the how to do video below.

     

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    Horizontal waves create a very glam style best for evening look. Hold your iron so the barrel is pointing horizontal.

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    Vertical waves create a day time, summer, casual style. Hold your iron pointing downward.

     

    Let me know how it works out for you!

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • 7 Reasons You Want Secret Extensions + 7 Easy Styles To Do Yourself

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    Hi Dames! Hair extensions are all the rage, but not many provide the ability for as much versatility as others. Secret Extensions gives you maximum looks to work with from color and length to assistance upgrading your hairstyles with more flavor. Take a stroll with us down the hair dream path with our friend Jamie Hauptmann as we break down exactly what you can do with your color and hairstyles.

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    Reason #1 Hair life is just a little boring without extra hair pieces. Here’s Jamie, before Secret Extensions entered.

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    Reason #2 Add length and volume with your natural color. 16″ of length and double the volume has made Jamie’s hair wow worthy. This is her natural color

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    Reason #3 You can alter your hair color even slightly by adding a darker hair piece. Jamie used a much darker hair piece with ombre ends.

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    Reason #4 You can layer different colors using multiple pieces to create multi dimensional blondes in your hair.

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    Reason #5 Create long fun braids adding dimensional color to them!

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    Reason #6 Give yourself extra length and volume when going half up for a top knot!

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    Reason #7 Say goodbye to limp ponytails. This hair can give you THE perfect pony.

    If these pictures weren’t enough inspiration for you, check out this video I created with Jamie and Kevin Maher. This Dame definitely knows how to drop it like its hot with her Secret Extensions!

     

    You can get your Secret Extensions here and make sure to pair it with your HairClutch.

    Big thanks to Jamie Hauptmann @jamiehauptmann  Kevin Maher @kmaher56

    Shout out and thank you to Candice for the music: @ticandace “Duttyboy”

     

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • Braids: Let’s Get Down to Basics

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    Dames, summer is approaching which definitely means…yup braid season! Its the cutest way to get your hair up and dress up or down in many ways.  Some of us are experts at braids and some of us could use a little help.  That being said I created a video for you breaking down the finger technique I use to teach you the basics of braiding. Check it out!

     

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    Let me know if you have any questions.  Just take your time and remember, you can do it!

    Tag me @thehairdame to show me your braid

     

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • Festival Season’s Here! How To Create The Best On-The-Go Heatless Curls

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    Hi, Dames! Getting revved up for Coachella? If you are planning to camp, here’s some fun hair tips for heatless waves. Got you covered here!

    1) Start the weekend with braids. They will get you through the first night, maybe two depending on how much fun you have. When you take them out… bam! Waves for days.

    Pigtail braids -- perfect for the gym AND for getting awesome curls

    Pigtail braids — perfect for the gym AND for getting awesome curls

    2) You get to Coachella the first day with perfect waves styled and your best looks: you go to Magic carnival and party till 7 am and your hair is disgusting… sound familiar? Well, wash it! While it’s wet, put it in a French braid like below, take a nap. When you wake up and your hair is dry, take out the braid. Bam! Waves for days.

    Classic large back braid

    Classic large back braid

    3) Have you had a crazy weekend must wash your hair but have no time to wait for braids?  Let me introduce you to your new best friend. I always say the perfect cocktail for natural waves is styling cream with a little gel.  It seems Redken stole my concept and made it into the perfect product. I’m so happy because now we can use just one product to achieve the dream hairstyle of perfect natural waves.

    Here’s how you do it: wash and condition your hair, towel dry, put in this awesome product work into hair –No Blow Dry– scrunch with a towel and move on with your life. Your hair will air dry perfectly.

    Redken's latest line: NBD

    Redken’s latest line: NBD

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  • 3 Easy Hairstyles that Can Be Worn Anywhere

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    Hairstyles are always hard to come up with in the moment needed, Dames. I also tend to search for something cute every time I’m trying to get ready for the day. However, having a few in your arsenal is great so you don’t have to get ready — you stay ready!  It’s why I can literally be done getting ready to go out (shower, makeup and all) in 15 minutes. Why? Let’s be honest, our hair takes the longest. I’ve mastered the shortcut and sharing with you. Here’s a few of my go-to’s and how to do them yourselves!

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    Middle part French braids with a high bun. I love this hairstyle for dirty hair days. It’s great with a Canadian suit (all denim) or a cocktail dress.

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    Step 1: Part your hair in the middle and french braid both sides of the part stopping just behind your hear and tie it off with a small rubber band.

    Step 2: Using a bristle brush, brush your hair up to a high ponytail meeting the two braids. Using a bristle brush will ensure a smooth upstyle and this is what makes this style look great for dressed up occasions.

    Step 3: Back comb the ponytail a bit and wrap it around the rubber band to create a bun.

    Step 4: You can create a little texture in the braid by pulling it apart a bit to loosen it. Comb out some hair around your hairline for softness.

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    Side braid with extra volume ponytail made with hair extensions.

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    Step 1: Separate the top section of your hair and pin it aside. French-braid the side of your hair reaching back past your ear and gather the rest of your hair to meet in a ponytail.

    Step 2: Separate an inch of hair out of the top section and back-comb it. This will be used as a base. Take your Secret Extensions by The Hair Dame and fold the piece into thirds. Bobby pin this hair piece into the base you created.

    Step 3: Drop the rest of the top over the pinned hair piece and connect it with the ponytail with a small black rubber band. Wrap a pice of your hair around the ponytail. The extensions have given your ponytail a new life!

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    Half up volume hair style with Secret Extensions

    This hairstyle is kind of a no-brainer and super simple. I put in my hair extensions, tease the underneath section of my crown. Then, I clip in my Secret Volume hair piece and tease those. I drop the hair and gather it in middle back. At weddings, I tend to be the last to get ready because I’m always doing the hair and makeup, and this always works for me.

    Well, Dames, I hope you like my three go-to’s. Let me know how you do with them and if you have any questions leave them below or ask on IG @thehairdame.

    XXOO,

    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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