• 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



    Amalia Moscoso

    The Hair Dame

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  • DIY Video: How To Create A Fishtail With Hair Extensions


    Do you have short hair and you covet a long braid that your girlfriends have? Well, Dame, no need to covet, just purchase some hair from our new favorite company- Cashmere Hair extensions of Beverly Hills and let The Hair Dame show you the way.  Check out our video below….


    Step 1- Separate the very bottom of your hair beneath your nape and pin it up.

    Step 2- Insert the clip in piece with the 3 clips righ tbaove that section

    Step 3- Separate just a 1/2″ section of hair and add another 3 clip piece.

    Step 4- Separate another 1/2″ section , but placement of this piece is more of a wrap around the side of the head.

    Step 5- Add a 2 clip piece on the side where braid will be.

    step 4- Pull all your hair to 1 side and tie off with a rubber band

    step 5- Create fishtail braid.


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  • The Winner for Best Red Carpet Hair at the MTV Movie Awards… Plus a How-To Guide to Get the Look Yourself!


    The MTV Movie Awards’ red carpet was pretty much a bust in our opinion, however among all the disappointments stood out a bright gold star: Miss Selena Gomez. She rocked a messy  inverted french braid with some serious volume in the front and sleek sides. The contrast of the sleek base to the messy braid created a texture that certainly caught our eye.

    Image found on mtv.com

    Hair by Riawna Capri


    To get the look ,you will need:

    – Hairspray

    – Aveda Pure Abundance hair powder

    – Mason Pearson brush

    – Teasing comb

    – Bobby pins

    – Additional loose hair (either synthetic or cut-off a weft)

    – Small rubberbands



    1. Flip sections of your hair up and around spraying hairspray throughout. This creates texture and volume. Make sure you use a high-end hairspray. It makes a difference between those pesky little flakes in your hair after you brush it – and not. We recommend Loreal Elnett Satin Spray or Alfaparf hairspray.

    2. Section off the front piece for the pompadour. Sprinkle it with the Aveda Pure Abundance and back comb it with your teasing comb. Pin this section into place.

    3. Next, use your Mason Pearson brush to slick the sides up into 5 ponytails lining up down the middle.

    4. Take your loose hair, long enough to secure it in the middle and still have about 12′ on each side to braid with. Start the braid at the top with the hair pinned in for the pompadour and braid over the little ponytails grabbing hair as you move down the head.

    5. Secure the braid with a little rubberband.

    6. Using your fingers and a teasing comb, rough up the braid to give it that textured look.

    Voila! xo THD

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