Monday, July 22, 2019

Modernism Versus Traditionalism - The Obvious but Unnoticeable Difference




What is the difference between modernism and traditionalism? How does it correlate with being liberal and conservative? In this blog post I will explain the difference between the two. It’s important to understand the difference between modernism and traditionalism – or being liberal or conservative while maintaining a vintage lifestyle. With the rapid growth of progressiveness over the last decades, it is now apparently strong in the 21st century. Liberalism and modernism has been fully embedded into the fabric of society. We can see the backlash of modernism and liberalism in education, schools, science, dating, the media, fashion and many more institutions. 




The fundamental purpose of maintaining a vintage lifestyle is to not show off vintage fashion for likes on social media – but it’s to engage in a part of history where times were much simpler. It’s a lifestyle of having less technology, less pressure to conform to society’s standards of living and preserving traditional values among family, marriage, community and work.



Often when we meet other vintage enthusiasts they tend to have a desire for modernism and liberalism while maintaining a vintage appeal. This may be confusing to other authentic vintage lifestylists and other vintage enthusiasts as it defeats the purpose of rejecting modern times as an old soul. It shows how modern progressiveness controls our minds to become completely void of traditional life.


Let's quickly take a look at the key characteristics of modernism and traditionalism:


Modernism:



The idea of progressing mankind isn’t anything new. Mankind has always figured out new innovations in order to advance – the spear, the wheel, clothing, horse and carriage, trains, automobiles and the list goes on and on. The idea of modernism that we know of today was first conceptualized towards the end of the 20th century. The idea of rapidly producing to consume and pushing, new innovations, moving to the city, new fashion trends, social protesting caused society to progress towards liberalism – or freedom – of living with a disregard to traditional life. 

The key characteristics of modernism are:

-Rejection of religious and moral principles.
-Rejection of traditional systems including arts, science, education, philosophy, history, family, marriage, community and work
-Desire of freedom of expression, experimentation, exploring sexuality orientation, exploring gender identity and incest.
-Control of free speech and revising human nature
-Believes in social constructions and trends

Of course, not all modern or liberal individuals believe in the same concepts, but for the most part - the majority does. The crucial foundation of modernism is to “produce more to consume more” which I interpret not only as overindulgence on spending but a means to capitalize off of suffrage and victimhood. The word “liberal” became popular towards the 21st century. Liberalism is associated with modernism.

Traditionalism:

Being traditional is the original human way of living. Traditionalism teaches us to live with limits and be content. 

The key characteristics of traditionalism are:

-Traditional folks tend to maintain values presented by religion and the Bible
- Seeks the divine truth - whether than finding the truth through society
-Traditionalists like to keep the natural order of things and dislike the disruption of natural order
-Reluctant to new ideas, new innovations, technology, gadgets, science, societal change, social constructs and trends
- Doesn't get entirely involved in political affairs, societal movements, protests, etc. 
-The word “conservative” is associated with traditionalism. 





As humans we all desire happiness and fulfillment. Driven by greed and demon-like behavior, man became the enemy of man. Many people wonder how producing more to consume more lead to human development and happiness. People are consuming more than ever but are not happy from within. Is technology necessary for the growth of mankind? Does the push for science lead to the divine truth over nature?

As we may notice a majority of modern, liberal individuals tend to carry an angry, victimized demeanor meanwhile traditional individuals tend to be happier and carefree. Why is this? Well when you’re in tune with a simpler way of seeing life and humanity, disagreements and history doesn’t bother as much – and this is the foundation of traditionalism as well. Traditional values will always continue to ensure human emotions, happiness and the divine truth of human nature.

In the video below, I explain the difference between modernism and traditionalism (liberal versus conservative in the political sense). I was inspired to create this video and blog post due to an actual real conversation I had with someone, who disagreed with being traditional and conservative. Well, they got angry because I’m traditional and conservative. Why did they get angry?! With progressive modernism on the rise, I'm sure high blood-pressure is on the rise as well!




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Friday, July 12, 2019

My Authentic Vintage Glove Collection – Vintage Lifestyle




Gloves have always been a favorable accessory in women’s fashion for many decades. In today’s generation gloves are mainly used for warmth, gardening, medical or for dirty work. Back in the vintage days, gloves were an absolute fashion accessory and served as a purpose as well. There is a long purposeful history on women’s gloves during the vintage times that I’d like to dive more into in a future blog post.





In this new blog post, I’m going to show you my authentic vintage glove collection!

I usually purchase my vintage gloves at flea markets or antique stores. The reason being is to ensure that the gloves are authentically vintage. I often examine the stitching – which most likely means it was handmade. It’s even better if it has that antique smell!




In the video below I present all my gloves with more details. Thanks for watching!








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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

How to Use a Hot Comb - Technique Tutorial | Black Vintage Hairstyling





We all remember the hot combing days. We would sit in the kitchen listening to old school music as we watched our mothers or grandmothers heat up the stove to the highest temperature. You felt a sense of happiness that your hair is going to be done and will look pretty, but yet you cringed because of the thought of the hot comb touching your scalp or burning your ear. “Hold your ear” your grandma or mother would say. You did as told.


Learning the technique of the hot comb isn’t hard. In fact, it’s quite easy. It’s just the matter of how the hair feeds into the comb as it glides down at an angle.



In the video below, I provide a step-by-step 1940’s vintage inspired instructional tutorial on how to use the hot comb on natural Black hair. I also give a brief history on the hot comb – and where it originated from.


In my next blog post and YouTube video I will explaining the pros and cons on using a hot comb or straightener as a vintage lifestylist.


I hope you enjoy the video. Thanks for watching!





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Friday, June 28, 2019

Top 10 Reasons to Live a Fabulous Vintage Lifestyle




When many people compliment me on my vintage style and appearance, there tends to be small-talk activity on how I love to engage in the vintage lifestyle. They usually ask me “what does that mean?” Although I dread small talk, I simply reply back that I’m not too concerned with the latest gadgets and try to remain traditional as much as possible. Being a modern soul that they are they tend to convince me that modern times is better simply because of the convenience of technology and the freedoms we have today, unlike back then. I beg to differ.


Vintage lifestyle often gets misconstrued with fashion style and hairstyles in the current modern times. Many individuals enjoy replicating the fashion styles and beauty of the vintage times without quite being connected to history, values and lesser reliance on technology. The fundamental reason of engaging in vintage lifestyle is the relief of modern pressure, less technology and embracing traditions. Vintage fashion, accessories and hairstyles are only a reflection of the non-modern lifestyle.

Below are ten fabulous reasons to live a vintage lifestyle. In the video below I discuss the top four reasons which are also listed below. Thanks for watching!


1. Save money – Thrifting and hand-me-downs was a popular value during the vintage times, especially during the 1930’s depression. It was common to give a friend, relative or neighbor an item that was not wanted anymore. Housewives shopped at thrift stores to help save money on clothes and small appliances. Today, shopping at popular major stores is popular. Back then, it was almost a luxury to shop department stores. They were mostly marketed towards upper class citizens.

2. Older is simple – The older times required manual labor to get work done in everyday life such as laundry, cleaning, hairstyling, cooking and much more. Today with the help of technology work is done more quickly and conveniently. Although it is quite easier, we find that we don’t use as much hard work anymore and often technology fails on us. Isn’t it annoying when we make a mistake at the self-checkout counters in grocery stores?

3. Less obesity and overweight issues – Because of the heavy duty work that was required back then, physical labor was often needed. Today, we tend to sit more often and let technology do the work for us.

4. More resourceful – Today, if we need to learn or look up something we can quickly grab our smartphones and type a question into Google. Back then, a person needed resources to get something done. Heading to the library to grab a book about a topic required to take the train or bus. And that required learning about train schedules. Then that required learning how to call a local station to hear the train times over the phone (no Google remember?) And then that required using manners and courtesy while speaking to a customer service representative. Today, we leave out the important parts and rely on a machine to do the work for us.

5. Appreciation of homemakers and housewives – The stigma is today’s society is that a housewife, homemaker or stay-at-home mother is lazy and less ambitious. Women today are expected to work careers and are celebrated when work is done outside of the home. Back then women were expected to work within the home – just like today women are expected to have full fledge careers outside the home. Expectations of women have always been a controversial matter. But during the vintage times, the idea of homemaking and motherhood was appreciated and celebrated unlike today.




6. Less pressure of modern society – Today, we only have one choice or one way of doing something. We’re pressured to spend a lot of money on modern gadgets. The cost of living is higher than ever before. Being independent is the way to go. Back then, living with family and saving money was ideal (more info in the video below).

7. Understand history – As I grew more into living a vintage lifestyle the more connected to history I’ve become. I learn the ugly and the pretty sides of history. I have a sharp sense of using perspective while researching and studying history. Time traveling is also a feel-good sensation. Engaging in a vintage lifestyle connects you with being in tune with history, as of course vintage is history! (More info in the video below)

8. Embrace femininity and masculinity – In the modern times today, the appreciation of femininity and masculinity is diminished. Women are expected to engage in masculine energy to compete with men. A strong feminine woman is seen as weak, conceited and unintelligent. A masculine man is seen as toxic (more info in the video below).

 
9. Less technology – Let’s face it – technology is a strategic component for corporate monetary gain. Using less technology allows you to read more, engage in nature and be more resourceful. You can actually enjoy life (more info in the video below).


10. Vintage fashion & style – We all know vintage fashion was well crafted, durable, very charming, fashionable and beautiful. Clothes today are built more cheaply with less feminine and masculine charm. 


In the video below I discuss the essential four reasons on living a vintage lifestyle. Can you think any more? In what ways do you live a vintage lifestyle? Leave a comment via the YouTube video.





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Monday, June 17, 2019

1940's Inspired Blue & White Pin-Striped Dress | ELLE (Kohl's)




Hello welcome back to my blog! This post will be a review about a lovely 1940’s inspired dress by ELLE, a brand at Kohl’s department store. It’s not often that we come across dresses or other styles of clothes with a modest, conservative feel. This dress definitely has both! I’ve always wanted a pin-striped dress and this fits the vision I’ve had of a pin-striped dress perfectly. When I first laid eyes on this dress I immediately tried it on. The dress has the perfect shade of a medium blue – and since blue is one of my favorite colors, I loved it even more. Continue reading to learn more about this feminine, modest dress and how modest outfits can still be found.










This dress can pass for a 1940’s vintage inspired look due to its pin-stripe pattern and “shirt dress” construction. The dress features a built-in white slip underneath and standard size short sleeves. The dress falls right below my knee, giving it a modest feel and look. I like how the collar has an open V-neck style which allows for accessorizing with necklaces easy. The dress features standard functional buttons that gives it to the perfect T-shirt dress appearance. It also features a subtle pleated skirt. Too bad it doesn’t come with pockets!



 




The dress is 60% cotton and 40% rayon and has a strong durable texture. It has a bit of a “heavy” feel to it – unlike a typical average summer dress. Don’t let this fool you – it can still be “flowy” and blow in the wind like a typical summer dress. Living near Lake Michigan I had plenty of breeze flow thru the dress while doing the photo shoot! But I do like how this dress is built durably as it will last many years. It can definitely be worn in the spring, summer and early fall.

This dress can be styled 1940’s or even 1950’s. It can be matched with pretty yellow, white, red, pink or black heels or flats. You can evens switch out the tie-sash for a white, red or yellow belt.

Overall, this dress certainly has a modest, vintage inspired feel and appearance with feminine charm. It’s very comfortable and runs true to size. I’m wearing size medium and have just a little wiggle room to breathe. I remember having to drive nearly 40 minutes to another Kohl’s store in my area as they had one more size medium left. I was happy they were to keep it on hold for me at the customer service desk until I picked it up. After a few discounts, it’s worth the price!




I’m honestly surprised I found this beautiful dress at Kohl’s. I usually see modest-style clothes at a few department stores but they’re usually not to my satisfaction with style, patterns or availability in size. I’m surprised overall that some stores still sell simple, modest-like clothes. There is hope!


This dress can be found at Kohl’s store or Kohl’s online.




   Full Outfit Details


Dress: ELLE

Year: Modern (1940's Inspired)

Heels: Chase + Chloe

Handbag: Betsey Johnson

Location: Zion, Illinois

Photos by: Benjamin Scott


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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Pin Up V.S. Rockabilly Style - The Difference Between Pin Up and Rockabilly Modeling





Often when we attend classic car shows, pin up contests or visit Instagram model profiles we see an edgy, flamboyant modern twist on the classic pin up girl. We start to believe that the pin up girl must have been an edgy, liberal woman within rockabilly culture especially for those who are new to pin up modeling and vintage culture. 

Modern rockabilly has integrated the classic pin up into their culture of different social aspects including punk rock, feminism and liberalism. So what’s the difference between the classic pin up and rockabilly pin up? There’s a huge difference – keep reading below! You can also watch the video below where I explain more valuable information on the two vintage elements. 




The History of Classic Pin Up & Rockabilly


The history of pin up started in the 1890’s and became extremely popular in the 1940’s and then stuck around in the 1950’s and faded out towards the end of the 1960’s when women’s rights started embedding itself in society. The military used pin up modeling for propaganda messages on persuading young men to join the service to help fight World War II. The 1950’s continued using the pin up girl for advertisements and visual pleasure.

The history of Rockabilly started in the early 1950’s in the South. Rockabilly is a combination of rock ‘n roll and hillbilly music with influences of bluegrass, rhythm and blues and country.

Classic pin up modeling is older than Rockabilly culture.



What's the Difference Between Classic Pin Up & Rockabilly?

Classic pin up modeling was intended for advertisement usage and to display informally in a room or space. We often see pin up posters and photos in garages, office spaces, bedrooms and other informal places. I used to tear out interesting posters and photos out of magazines and pin them up in my locker when I was junior high and high school.

The pin up girl was known for her subtle tease. She was innocent, cute and very feminine. She was usually in a bad or happy situation. The pin up girl uses her sexuality, sensuality and feminine charm to help sell a product, brand or just for visual pleasure to brighten a room or space.

On the other hand. . .

Rockabilly music genre became a culture – alike most popular music genres. Rockabilly attracted plenty of rebellious, liberal-minded souls who viewed Rockabilly as a lifestyle. Rockabilly enthusiasts tend to have heavy tattoos, piercings, bright colored hair and distinctive 1950’s fashion style. The word "rockabilly" became popular after it was mentioned in a press release featuring Gene Vincent. 


Although they are engaging in a cultural aspect of the 1950’s, a majority of Rockabilly enthusiasts are not entirely interested in history as a whole, conservatism or the overall values of vintage culture. In my experience of meeting modern Rockabilly fans, I observe how they are immensely passionate of the Rockabilly culture due to its rebellious nature, but tend to not quite be interested in real historical conversation or matters.


The Different Styles

Pin up modeling style is about advertising using looks and sensuality to persuade the viewer to purchase the item, or just for visual pleasure. It gives opportunities for models to add to their portfolio work as well.

Rockabilly style is more about celebrating the 1950's classic rock 'n roll and appreciating the rebellious, liberal nature that came along with it.

Pin up style is associated with mimicking what a 1940's or 1950's woman would've worn, garter belts and showing legs. Rockabilly is associated with heavy tattoos, piercings, a flamboyant patterned style and dramaticized hair and makeup.




Below is a video where I discuss more valuable information on the difference between classic pin up style and rockabilly style. Be sure to share and drop a comment on your thoughts!






Saturday, June 1, 2019

The History of 1940's Victory Roll Updo Hairstyle & Technique Tutorial




The victory roll is the most popular hairstyle known among vintage hair styling enthusiasts. The victory roll hairstyle is a beautiful, sculpted hairstyle that got started in the 1940's. It features small to medium size rolls of hair that is structured that gives height and frames the face. 


The History of Victory Rolls - 1940's


This hairstyle has lots of unique history behind it. The style began roughly after 1941 during World War II. It’s also rumor that women would create victory rolls in their hair when their husbands or family returned back from the war in 1945 – as a gesture of victory. Did you know the hairstyle was named after an aviation maneuver where a fighter plane would "roll" itself over in the sky. The video below has a shot of this maneuver in the beginning.



Victory Rolls - The Tutorial


Although the victory roll is the most popular vintage inspired hairstyle, many individuals find it difficult to create. This is due to not quite mastering the structuring of the rolls. Trust me, when I first learned how to do victory rolls it looked like a squashed roll! It does take time to practice rolling, and once this is achieved the hairstyle can be recreated in any variation – there isn’t any “official”  or “standard” way of doing victory rolls. Once you get the hang of it – you can get creative and make it your own style! You can make one, two, three or more victory rolls. 






I personally like to create asymmetrical victory rolls and also have loose curls in the back. 






There is a technique that goes with learning the victory roll. The technique is mostly how the hair is rolled down and how the hair is parted.

In the video below I discuss the brief history of the victory roll as well as a step-by-step tutorial on mastering the technique of creating the style. In the video I used basic victory rolls as an example - that way it is clear and understandable to follow along. 

Thanks for watching!




Sunday, May 26, 2019

10 Beginner Vintage Hairstyling Tips for Black Women




Vintage hairstyling is a creative, feminine method for Black women to style their hair. From pin curls, victory rolls, short curly styles with natural coils and glamorous soft waves – there’s an abundance of classic hairstyles to achieve. Before engaging in vintage hairstyling it’s best to fully understand the techniques and styles in order to successfully sculpt, roll, curl, tuck and adorn your hair.







During the vintage historical times Black women kept their natural hair straightened. I discuss this topic more in the video below. This type of hairstyling would be ideal for women who like to style their hair while it’s straightened. I will be posting tutorials on creating vintage hairstyling using natural hair (non-straightened) via my YouTube channel.

Vintage hairstyling may take some time to adapt to. As I mention many times, it takes lots of practice! Below are some helpful tips for beginners looking to get started in vintage hairstyling.

In the video below I discuss 10 tips about vintage hairstyling for Black women who are new with vintage hairstyling or looking to get started with this historical endeavor. Below is also a list of accessories and tools that can help style and adorn your hair. Remember - the more feminine the better!








Hair Accessories:

Here is a list of ideas for accessories to obtain for vintage hairstyling. These items can be found at flea markets, vintage marketplaces, online such as eBay, Etsy and online vintage stores. Some items can be handmade too.

1. Hair flowers
2. Headbands
3. Side combs and barrettes
4. Scarfs (lace, silk or paisley standard)
5. Banana clips
6. Lots of bobby pins
7. Styling brushes (Denman, Miracle Curl Brush), rat tail combs
8. Bun and roll makers


Hair Tools:


Here is a list of ideas for hair tools to obtain for vintage hairstyling. These tools can be found at major stores or online.

1. Hooded dryer (or regular dryer depending on hair type)
2. Curling irons
3. Heat protection spray and curl holding spray
4. Pomade and gel
5. Sponge rollers, foam rollers, bendy rollers, pillow rollers, satin rollers or spiral rollers
6. Pin curlers, duckbill clips, wave clips
7. I think I mentioned bobby pins before
8. Hot comb or straightener. I don't recommend or suggest harsh chemicals!




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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Betty Shabazz Vintage Inspired Hairstyle Tutorial & Info (Early 1960's)





In today’s blog post I will be taking you back into the early 1960’s. Many of you know I love recreating vintage hairstyles by historical figures and celebrities. I’ll be demonstrating and discussing a vintage hairstyle inspired by Betty Shabazz who was an educator, Civil Rights activist and wife of Malcolm X (one of my favorite leaders too!)


Who Was Betty Shabazz?

Betty Shabazz was born Betty Dean Sanders (May 28th 1934 – June 23rd 1997) in Pinehurst, Georgia, although she claimed to be from Detroit, Michigan. At age 11, Shabazz was taken from her home due to her mother’s abuse and was taken in by a  new family who were active members in the National Council of Negro Women, NAACP and help organized campaigns to support Black owned businesses.

Despite her new family’s activism they shielded her from racism. In a 1995 issue of Ebony Magazine Shabazz mentioned: “Race relations were not discussed and it was hoped that by denying the existence of race problems, the problems would go away. Anyone who openly discussed race relations was quickly viewed as a troublemaker”.

In my perspective, this sounds quite familiar in the modern generation!

Pictured: Malcolm X, his wife and 2 daughters

After high school Shabazz left Detroit and studied at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and then Brooklyn State College of Nursing in New York in 1953. While attending school, she was invited to a party at the Nation of Islam temple in Harlem. That’s when she met Malcolm X. She attended his services and converted to Islam in 1956 and changed her surname to X as well.

Malcolm and Betty were married in January 14th 1958. They together had six daughters. They left the Nation of Islam in 1964.

Unfortunately, Malcolm X was assassinated during one of his speeches on February 21st 1965. Betty was left to raise her six daughters alone.

She earned her doctorate in higher-education administration from the University of Massachusetts in 1970 and worked as an associate professor of health sciences in 1976.

Sadly, on June 23rd 1997, Betty passed away. She suffered burns over 80 percent of her body due to her grandson, Malcolm Shabazz, setting fire in her apartment. He was sentenced 18 months in juvenile detention for manslaughter and arson. She is laid to rest next to her husband in Ferncliff Cemetary in Hartsdale, New York.


Pictured: Betty Shabazz in the 1960's





Betty Shabazz Vintage Inspired Hairstyle




I created this hairstyle in recognition of Betty Shabazz. The style is very simple to do and appears to be early 1960’s. I wasn’t able to see the back of her hair in this particular photo, so I had to create my own style towards the back by securing it with a decorative bobby pin. 

This style can be done for class, errands, shopping or even a 1960’s style night out for the vintage enthusiast! It's perfect or all hair lengths too - especially medium to long hair. 

You don’t necessarily have to have under curls, but it helps to give that 1960’s authentic look. It does take practice brushing out the ends to create smooth under curls.







I hope you enjoy this vintage inspired hairstyle! Thanks for watching.


Click the video below to watch the full tutorial:





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Betty Shabazz speaking in 1971



Works Cited: U.S. National Park Services www.nps.gov


Thursday, May 16, 2019

HOW TO: 1950's Vintage Brush Out Demonstration on Natural Straightened Hair





In my latest vintage hair styling tutorial, I demonstrate how to a 1950's style brush out. You may hear the word "brush out" often in vintage hair styling which refers to brushing out the curls set by either sponge rollers or pin curls into a classic style. The most important component to a brush out is to set your sponge rollers or pin curls in a specific pattern that will help manipulate the shape and style of the brush out. In this tutorial, I'm using sponge rollers - of course - set in a standard rolling pattern. 


It can take practice getting the hang of doing a brush out and keeping the hair smooth and the curls
curly and not slip out. It's all about the "brush" - literally! I use the Miracle Brush by Vintage Hairstyling by Lauren Rennells. I find that using a boar brush on Afro-textured hair will fluff your curls which will give you more of a 1980's style. If you don't have a brush designed for brushing out curls, I recommend using a small tooth comb or spiral brush.




There are many brush outs to do and some are done before doing a specific hairstyle - such as the 1940's Pageboy style. My favorite go-to brush out is a classic 1950's style as the one I demonstrate in the video below. It's very simple to do and take less time to do for a vintage hairstyle.


Below is a step by step tutorial on how to a classic 1950's brush out style. The video below gives a visual demonstration on the style.


Items You Will Need:

  1. Sponge rollers or pins (for pin curls)
  2. Rat tail comb
  3. Curl brush. I'm using the Miracle Curl Brush by Vintage Hairstyling
  4. Bobby pins (small and large)
  5. Holding spray
  6. A moisturizer. I use Africa's Best, olive oil and Cantu Oil Sheen
  7. Pomade. I use DAX vegetable oil base pomade
  8. Duckbill clips


The Brush Out:

1. Start by taking down your rollers or pin curls. Do not brush or separate curls just yet! Keep your curls intact as much as possible.

2. At this point I use my oil and moisturizer and rub throughout my hair as I gently separate curls with my fingertips.

3. I create a deep part on side of my hair. Then I create a medium-sized section of hair in the front and roll it up for later use.

4. I then start brushing out the rest of my hair, shaping it and manipulating it into a 1950's vintage style. I keep the back part curly and the crown of my hair very smooth. I add bobby pins towards the bottom of my hair.

5. Take down the front section that was rolled up earlier and begin brushing that out as well. I brush this out so it remains smooth but curly to frame my face. (It's okay if it turns into a wave.) I shape it with a high arch in the front.

6. I use duckbill clips around the hair to help frame and shape it around. I leave the clips in for about 10-15 minutes and spritz my hair with holding spray.

7. After 10-15 minutes take down the duckbill clips. Began smoothing down fly-aways with the back of a comb. Pin down any loose curl. I then spritz my hair with Cantu oil sheen spray for extra shine.

8. After any last minute touches - you're all done!



Below is a video demonstration on how to do a simple brush out. Of course you can style it as you wish and use different products that works for you. Thanks for watching! I hope this helps!