Get Beautiful Beach Waves In 5 Easy Steps

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Summer is almost here! Learn how to create beautiful polished beach waves, like Adrienne Bailon and Taylor Swift, all on your own with these five easy steps!

Unfortunately, doing your own curls can take forever. Especially when you have to take out that bulky metal curling iron that takes twenty minuets to heat up. Over the years, I have found clipless curling irons to be a fast alternative. They heat up fast, don’t have a clamp and are usually ceramic based, so they won’t damage your hair.

If your going to purchase anything that involves heat touching your hair, don’t go with the cheapest — you typically get what you pay for when it comes to hair products and tools. Also, don’t forget a heat protectant spray before you start!

We at Broke & Chic highly recommend the 25mm clipless curling iron from Brilliance New York. This iron gives you perfect curls with no lines, creases or heat damage. With this iron, it shouldn’t take you any more than ten minuets to curl your whole head!



Beach Waves in 5 Easy Steps With Brilliance New York’s Clipless Curling Iron

Step 1:  Brush your hair prior to styling then separate your hair in 1′ inch sections.

Step 2: Apply Brilliance New York’s heat protecting spray ($15) to help guard your hair from heat and day to day damage. Then set the iron to 392° F or lower for thinner hair.

Step 3: Separate 1′ inch sections, wrap your hair around the barrel

Step 4: Hold for 5 to 8 seconds then gently allow your curl to fall off the iron.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 all throughout your hair until you’re done. If you find your hair too be to curly, brush it out with a paddle brush. It’ll give you soft waves instead.

Tip: Make your new look last a few days by putting your hair in a tight bun at night. Sleeping on a satin pillow case will prevent frizzing.


Trend Alert: Hair Chalking

Posted 3 years ago by

Rainbow and pastel hair was one of the hottest trends for 2011, and it’s still going strong. From top designers to our favorite celebs!

Thakoon Spring 2012 Collection

 Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2012 Collection

Peter Som Spring 2012 Collection

See more hair inspiration on Fashion Launderette 

If you love all these looks but are afraid of the commitment and possible damage, then chalking is for you!

Chalking is a technique that can give you this unique hair without bleaching. Best of all…it works on dark hair too! It’s something fun you can do when you’re in the mood for a temporary change that can make a big impact.

What You’ll Need

  • Soft Pastel Chalk (no oil)
  • Water Filled Spray Bottle
  • Gloves
  • Blow Dryer
  • Flat Iron
  • An old t-shirt you don’t mind ruining.

1. Take a 1-inch strand of hair and wet it with a spray bottle (skip this step if you have blonde hair)

2. Apply gloves and take a pastel of your choice. Rub it on your hair strand until it’s at your desired vibrancy.

3. Blow dry the hair strand until completly dry.

4. Go over the strand with your flat iron. This will help set it in. Make sure it’s on its lowest setting.

5. Brush and style as usual!

This will wash out during your next shampoo, so do as many strands as you’d like!

*Warning* It might stay in your hair for a few shampoos if you have natural blonde hair.

Check out this video tutorial from the wonderful Kandee Johnson as well!

Beautiful Hair Chalking Results

What do you think of this rainbow hair trend? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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We Love: Victoria Beckham in Madame Figaro

Posted 3 years ago by

Victoria Beckham graced the cover of French magazine Madame Figaro this month in a beautiful vintage inspired bathing suit.

Victoria can do no wrong in the fashion world. Always classy, fashionable and put together! This stiletto wearing mom of four is on her way to being a style icon, move over Jackie O!

You’ll never see me on the street in a tracksuit. I just love fashion too much to wear a tracksuit! The same goes for Ugg boots. I only wear them at home.

What do you think of Victoria’s chic and retro style for Madame Figaro? If you love it, check out ModCloth to affordably steal her style!


Sneak Peek: Marni for H&M

Posted 3 years ago by

This season, H&M has teamed up with Italian label Marni to give us some tasteful high street fashion at an affordable price. Marni is famed for their vintage-inspired prints, shapes and fabrics mixed with European bohemianism. This collaboration will surly be H&M’s most sought after designer collection yet!

This collection features sexy wooden pumps, classy polka dots, oversized necklaces and loud silk prints — it just radiates 1960’s mod.

Who wouldn’t want classic Marni designs with an H&M price tag in their wardrobe?! Item’s start at only $19.95 and end at $129. Get your paws on this collection March 8th at select H&M stores and online.

Marni for H&M Lookbook

What items are first on your list? We’re loving the metallic wooden heels!


Are you a Broke Girl that Loves Designer?

Posted 3 years ago by

You’re in luck! Check out Rent The Runway, a website dedicated to girls like you (and me)! Rent the Runway lets you access your dream wardrobe for all life’s special occasions at 90% off retail prices. Chose current season fashion from over 95 designers for every black tie gala, wedding, date, holiday or night on the town. Filter through the available dresses by price, style, occasion or even body type! They even have a stylist you can call if you need extra help!

Why it’s so Wonderful

  • You can wear those sexy runway dresses without the $1000+ swipe of your credit card!
  • They send you an extra size! Just in case the first one doesn’t fit!
  • It’s only $25 to add on another dress for the same dates!
  • It’s free to sign up!
  • The day after your event just send it back. THEY do the dry cleaning!
  • You don’t have to pay the return shipping!
  • Worried about spilling grape juice? Squirting ketchup? Sticking the zipper? It’s only $5 for insurance!
  • Rentals start at only $40!

Example: Runway to Celeb to YOU!

  • Lela Rose: Fall 2010
  • Retail: $1,395

Kristen Bell rocking the dress at an event!

Rent for $150 on Rent the Runway! (Retail: $1,395)