• 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 9 Braid Looks You Will Want To Rock This Summer

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    Braid Styles – Braids are great for summer, day 2 or 3 of a blowout.  The messier the better for daytime.  To dress it up keep it more groomed. A  little texture will go a long way.  Once you secure the look you can always go back through and pull out pieces, rough up the braid with your fingers, or loosen it by slightly pulling the braid apart.

    1. Crown Braid- The easiest way to approach this braid is to create a middle part.  Make 2 ponytails with little clear rubber bands.  Braid each braid down to the end and secure with a clear rubber band. Remove the rubber band at the base and cross braid over to the other side, secure with a bobby pin. Repeat on the other side.

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    2.Fishtail Side Pony- Secure all your hair to one side with a clear rubber band. Divide the pony into 2 sections, take a thin piece off the end of a section and cross it over to the other section. Repeat from the other side.  Make sure to keep the sections divided into 2 and the pieces you grab from the end need to be thin, this is what really gives the scaly look of a fish tail. Continue on down to the end remove rubber band at the base.

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    4. Side French Braid – Create a deep side part.  Take the top front and divide into 3 sections, have the hair face in the direction you want the braid.  Gather hair from the right side in a horizontal direction into the end section, cross that over  the middle section, which now becomes the middle section.  Do the same thing on the left and cross it over to now become the middle section. Continue this motion all the way down.  Secure with clear rubber band. hair-braids-pinterest

      5. Ponytail with bubble braid- Slick hair into a ponytail.  If you don’t have a thick ponytail, definitely use a ponytail hair piece.  Secure it in place. Take little clear rubber bands and tie them around the ponytail leaving 2 inches in between. Slighty pull each section to give it a bubble look.

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    6. Side bang braid/fishtail hybrid- If you cant french braid you can cheat on this one- just braid your bangs back and secure with a bobby. Pull all your hair to one side secure with a clear rubber band. Fishtail (as we instructed above). You can make the braid extra texturized at the end by rubbing your fingers against the braid and slightly pulling it apart.

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    7. French Braid- you don’t have to think about drill team when you were 7 for a french braid. Add some volume and texture and it is chic and stylish. Use Oribe’s texturizing spray and spray it all over your hair. Back comb the roots of your hair and spray a little working hairspray in it, Morocan Oil has a great one. Offset the start of your braid a couple inches back and create a french braid, loosely pulling in your horizontal sections into the braid.  Braid to the end and secure with a rubber band.  Spray some texturing spray on the braid and back comb it lightly to give the braid a bit of texture.

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    8. Mohawk bang braid with ponytail-  You can do a french braid or an inverted braid on the top of your head. Section out a mohawk and pin that out of the way. Slick the rest of your hair up into a tight high ponytail. Use your Mason Pearson and grooming cream to get it really slick. Now you can braid your mohawk. Braid it down about 2 inches past the ponytail.  Secure it with a clear rubber band and wrap it around the ponytail to hide the rubber band from the pony and create a finished look. Secure with a bobby.

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    9. Mohawk french braid – For this look, we are going to start by creating a mohawk of little ponytails. Using little clear rubber bands , bring up sections forms the sides and secure in the middle. Then, we are going to take some loose hair extension hair and loop it around the first little ponytail at the top and start the inverted braid moving down the mohawk. Bring all the little ponytails into the braid going all the way down. Spray some texturing spray on the braid and back comb it with a comb to give it texture. Keep the sides sleek.

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