5 Ways to Style Wet Hair – Mom Style

5 Ways to Style Wet Hair – Mom Style

Let’s look at ways to style wet hair. Wet hair is my game. I don’t have time to blow dry and I have massive amounts of thick hair. So what’s a girl to do? 

How to Style Wet Hair

how to style wet hair

I am what you called hair challenged. If it wasn’t for the Dry Bar or for my awesome hair stylist Amber, this hair would be a frumpy dump. I am a busy mom, who works at home. I try to blow my hair out when I can, but I have massively thick hair and I rarely have 30-minutes to myself, which is how long it takes to blow-dry.

When I stumbled upon this tutorial of how to style wet hair, I knew I had to share with any other moms who crave mom style but are currently stuck in mom rut. That mom rut is hard. Been there, done that and have to pull myself out of it all the freaking time.

For moms who want cute hair without a ton of work, check this out. Here are 5 darling styles of wet hair that you can do, right after jumping out of the shower. YES! That’s what I am talking about! ALL THE YESES! 

SO, how do you style wet hair?

Here is a fabulous tutorial from LetsMakeItUp1 to help us style wet hair 5 different ways! She does all 5 in under 10 minutes (actually at around 7 minutes!).

Hopefully, these will let you enjoy your 3-minute shower before you have to jump out and chase down a kid, feed another and then change 2 dirty diapers. Hopefully, you are not in a mom rut. And if you are, maybe this wet hairstyle tutorial will give you a few hairstyle ideas that you can do right out of the shower. 


Do you style your hair when it’s wet? 

[This is part of the Digital Mom series: Mom Style]

How to Tie a Scarf 25 Ways!

How to Tie a Scarf 25 Ways!

How to tie a scarf ? I have no idea – wait make that, I HAD no idea.

In this post for Mom Style we’re talking scarves ladies. I have an ever growing collection of scarves in various fun patterns yet each time I grab one, I freeze up.

Tutorial – Learn 25 Ways to Tie a Scarf

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What if I want to use my scarf as a wrap – how do you twist the fabric to do that?

And in the end, I looked like a total dork wrapped in fabric. Let’s end the scarf tie question with this video tutorial that will show us 25 ways to wear a scarf (and not look like a dork).

How to Tie a Scarf 25 Ways

A very special thank you for this great scarf tutorial by Wendy’s Lookbook. Wendy has a great way of showing how to make fashion happy – so make sure to check her out!

Learn How to Tie a Scarf These Ways

Here are the scarf ties included in this video:

  • The Modern One Loop
  • The Classic Drape
  • The Bunny Ear
  • The Double Rainbow
  • The Turtleneck
  • The Infinity
  • The Toss
  • The European Loop
  • The Basic Loop
  • The Wrap
  • The Mira
  • The Celebrity
  • The Waterfall
  • The Boa
  • The Magic Trick
  • The Fake Knot
  • The X
  • The Key Tie
  • The Braid
  • The Twist and Pull
  • The Hidden Knot
  • The Men’s Tie
  • The DIY Infinity
  • The Decoration
  • The Shell Roll

Fabulous Affordable Scarves

Now that you know how to tie a scarf – check out these fabulous affordable scarves.
A scarf is an affordable way to spruce up your wardrobe, especially come fall and winter. With these 25 versatile ways to wear a scarf – you can easily achieve numerous looks. Where to find scarves? I love scouring thrift stores and estate sales for random scarf finds. Check out these affordable scarves:

 Aircee (TM) Unisex Autumn Winter Soft Wrap Shawl Blanket Assorted Colors Scarf (Black/Beige Plaid) Wander Agio Women’s Fashion Long Shawl Big Grid Winter Warm Lattice Large Scarf Red Winter GERINLY Lightweight Scarves: Fashion Lace Print Shawl Wrap For Women (DarkGrey+LightPink) Veronz Super Soft Luxurious Classic Cashmere Feel Winter Scarf (Camel Plaid) Spring Fever Stylish Warm Blanket Scarf Gorgeous Wrap Shawl A Brown Red Scarfand’s Plaid & Tartan Infinity Scarf (BLNKT Tartan Beige)http://www.amazon.com/Aircee-Unisex-Autumn-Blanket-Assorted/dp/B01482XED0?tag=0822-20 Tapp C. Multicolor Floral Print Infinity Scarf – White Women’s Plaid Blanket Long Shawl Big Grid Winter Warm Lattice Large Scarf Wrap Scarfand’s Romantic Rose Print Lightweight Infinity Scarf (Rose Navy) Basico Women Winter Warm Knit Infinity Scarf Tassels Soft Shawl Various Colors (G-Camel2) Scarfand Vibrant Painting Artistic Print Infinity Scarf (Floral Beige) Urban CoCo Women’s Soft Tartan Checked Plaid Scarf Shawl Cape Blanket Shawl Wrap Scarf Poncho with Fringe Trims (Series 1 green) Explore Land 100% Cotton Military Shemagh Tactical Desert Keffiyeh Scarf Wrap (Gray) Vivian & Vincent Soft Light Weight Polka Dot Sheer Infinity Scarf Red Love Lakeside-Women’s Cashmere Feel Winter Plaid Scarf (One, Black and White Houndstooth) Plum Feathers Super Soft Luxurious Cashmere Feel Winter Scarf (Yellow-Burgundy-Turquoise) Women Large Blanket Scarf Winter Warm Tartan Wrap Shawl Camel Spring Fever Women’s Oversized Stylish Blanket Scarves Wrap Shawl Warm Plaid G Dark Red


Which Scarf Tie is Your Favorite?

Good Mom Hair Requires a Professional – Blo Dry Bar Review

Good Mom Hair Requires a Professional – Blo Dry Bar Review

MOM HAIR -let’s talk about it. Since leaving Corporate America, my wardrobe is lacking – my hair is typically in a bun and getting dolled up just doesn’t seem to happen enough. That said, when Blo Blow Out Bar invited me to get a blow out, I was all “HELL YEAH – GOOD MOM HAIR, HERE I COME!” And it was scheduled before a GNO, can you say “WINNING?”

I am a big fan of hair blowouts, I mean, who doesn’t love someone washing their hair, a head massage and good hair that lasts for DAYS.  There is something about good hair that helps pull me out of that mom-funk I can sink into.

The great thing about have a sister that blogs as well – is we get to do events together, this one included. So last week Betsy, my sister – (aka Dallas Socials), and I headed downtown for sister time in the hair chair and to see what Blo was all about.

When you first arrive, you are given a hair menu to choose your doo. I typically opt for big curly Texas hair because big curly Texas hair gives you good hair for days.

blo blow dry bar hair menu

So… Holly Would was my must….. (Blo does offer a cute braid and bun option, in addition to other hair styles – love the alternative choice. I so need to try the bun, I want to know how the stylist would do one!)

Good Mom Hair - LOVE the Holly Would style at the blo blow dry bar

First up, before hair selfie. Yeah, I washed and didn’t blow dry – just brushed out (and I had a massive crease due to mom bun. My typical mom hair m.o. is the mom bun, quick, easy, sloppy, it works – don’t judge.)

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Then off to get the hair shampoo’d and condition’d.

blo blow dry bar shampoo for blowout

Then comes WINE.

blo blow dry bar wine

And then about an hour and 15 minutes of gab talking and random sister laughter confusing the stylists.

Good Mom Hair

SHAM ZAM – GOOD HAIR! Sorry for the emo look. 

Good mom hair at the blo blow dry bar holly would style

I loved it and admittedly, I frequent another blow dry bar and I have to say – THIS blow out lasted longer! Yay for good mom hair! My stylist used a powder and than hair spray. Whatever magic she did made this head of mom hair look great for 4 DAYS. Yes, I didn’t wash my hair – I used dry shampoo on day 3 and 3. On day 5, I sweated way too much and the hair felt like it either needed to be shaved off or washed, I opted for washing.

Blow Out Price

Blow outs start at $40. Make sure you make a reservation or call ahead of time to make sure they can get you in!

Tipping for a Blow Out

If you are going to get a blow out, expect an hour of dedicated hair love from a stylist. Typically the stylist are also your hair shampooer. She or he will treat you to full attention and care – that being said MAKE SURE YOU TIP WELL! Personally, I recommend a tip of at least $10. Know that while the hair service is discounted (Do you know how much up-do’s cost? Ouch!) – don’t cheap out on the tip people! Show your stylist the love with at least a 20% tip.  Put that into your budget before you go get your hair done.

Thanks Blo Bar!

Thanks again Blo! I’ll be back soon!

Blo Blow Dry Bar
4447 N. Central Expressway, Suite 105
Dallas, Texas 75205
214 520 2569

More about Blo Blow Out Bar

Blo Blow Out Bar in Dallas is located at Knox. This blo out bar was opened by Gwyneth Paltrow and hair stylist to the stars, David Babaii. There are 45+ locations across North America, and the Philippines. Here’s a little more about the Gwyneth/David connection to Blo:

Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars David Babaii have joined forces with Blo Blow Dry Bar.

Blo is thrilled to align with Gwyneth Paltrow, one of the world’s most recognized actresses. Gwyneth’s keen business instinct for the latest and hottest trends and her emphasis on high quality customer experience makes this an ideal collaboration.

David Babaii, nicknamed ‘The King Of Curls’ by Vogue Magazine, has a roster of A-list celebrity clients around the globe. Known for creating some of the best red carpet styles and beautiful magazine covers, David’s vast experience and unique techniques will be incorporated across the Blo system.

With Gwyneth and David’s input in Blo’s creative direction, growth plan and brand strategy, Blo looks forward to spreading red carpet glamour to women around the world with quick, convenient and affordable blo outs.

Rumor has it that there are plans to open SEVERAL more DFW locations (yay for avoiding 75 traffic in Dallas!)

The 4-1-1 on Good Mom Hair and Getting a Hair Blow Out at Blo Blow Dry Bar


25 Beauty DIY Gifts – Perfect for Christmas!

25 Beauty DIY Gifts – Perfect for Christmas!

Looking to make beauty DIY gifts this year? Here’s the post you’ve been looking for! Rather than buying all your family members and friends Christmas gifts this year, why not make them? Don’t look at me like I am CRAZY, I am for real! And I have a whole list of things for you to make – with instructions to guide you along the way.

Last year my sister made peppermint bath scrub and it the homemade scrub was amazing! I only have a wee bit left and have already tried to hit her up to make more.

diy beauty gifts

I’ve rounded up 25 beauty DIY gifts for you to make. Here are a plethora of ideas, find one that matches your personality and gives the gift with love. These are perfect for using essential oils with. 

Beauty DIY Gifts

Tea Tree and Mint Homemade Foot Scrub from Bohemian Kate

Homemade Coconut Salt Scrub from Wonky Wonderful

Homemade Makeup Pad Removers from The Coconut Mama

DIY Hair Mask from Mrs. Three in Three

The Lemon Face Scrub from Thirty-one 10


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Functional and Stylish Laptop Messenger Bag

Functional and Stylish Laptop Messenger Bag

When it comes to carrying any type of bag, I always go for the messenger bag. It’s hands-free and the weight of whatever you are carrying is distributed across your body, so one shoulder doesn’t feel all of the pain.

I am a mom on the go. While I have a home office, about half of my work is done on the road — and by on the road, I mean in my car. When I am doing any graphics work, I work with a MacBook Pro. This Mac goes just about everywhere with me, so keeping it safe is essential.

ogio laptop bag

Stylish Laptop Messenger Bag

OGIO sent me their Midtown Women’s Messenger Bag last month to try out and see how I like it. I now consider this bag an additional body part. Its straps are the perfect length allowing me to sling over cross-body. It provides ample space for my MacBook Pro, Nexus 7,  iPad for the kids, and my planner – plus various other motherly things that I have to carry – like Pull-ups and hand sanitizer. On top of all of that, it’s extremely stylish. I have received numerous comments asking about this and each time, I have to stop and explain it’s not only cute – check out all that this bag does!

Ogio Messenger Bag

There are numerous pockets, both zippered and open for all of your various needs. There’s a back pocket, specifically designed for a tablet. I can’t tell you how many times I have cringed because I’ve thrown this bag behind me in the SUV to only have a kid step on it. The padding for the laptop is super (plus, I have a MacBook case on my Mac which helps as well!). Despite all the kids stepping on this, it looks great and is extremely durable.

The OGIO Midtown Women’s Messenger Bag is available in 7 colors. (The color of mine is Tide.)

Ogio messenger laptop bag

  • Fully padded fleece lined laptop compartment with elastic closure fits most 15” laptops
  • Back padded slip pocket accommodates most iPad/tablet/e-reader devices
  • Fully adjustable shoulder strap
  • Large main compartment
  • Quilted back panel
  • Fully padded base protects laptop
  • Padded slip pocket doubles as Pullman luggage handle port
  • Two front zippered stash pockets
  • Velcro flap closure for ease of use
  • Three side flap pockets
  • Fully featured organization panel with zippered stash pocket
  • Padded grab handle
  • High visibility liner
  • Custom metal trims
  • Laptop Sleeve:  15.25”w x 10”h x 1.5”d


Get Your Barre Workout Done Online in 10 Minutes

Get Your Barre Workout Done Online in 10 Minutes

I don’t know about your, but being a working mom – life slaps you in the face and those things you INTEND to get done can slide by the way side.  A few weeks ago, Barre3 wrote and asked if we would be interested in trying out their new online classes. Uhm, YES!  I have totally wanted to try out Barre classes but 2 things:

1. I always fear awfully awkward in exercise classes – especially in dance type classes, because this white girl has ZERO moves.

2. The closest place that teaches Barre is about 20 miles from here. My sister attends, LOVES it and raves often but 20 miles  to go to a class to workout just doesn’t fit my 4 kids, too many jobs lifestyle.

So here’s the deal, Barre3 offers various online programs, such as: 7 Day Body Blast, 28 to Great and 10 to Go.  I am working with the 10 to Go. Here’s a little about the Program

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Barre3 10 to Go

Here’s the premise of 10 to Go: Take 10 minutes for yourself each day. Log in daily for 10 minute workouts, recipes, and wellness tips to help you refresh and recharge.

10 minutes a day. That’s it.

If you have longer to work out, their our options for that, but with the 10 to Go, you only need 10 minutes. You choose the time you have, the focus of your work out and you are ready to roll.

barre3 10 to Gobarre3It’s as easy as that! The workouts require little props (yoga mat and chair for most). You can do the Barre works outs in front of your computer or stream to your television (I’ve been playing around with the Chromecast and this is perfect for this service!).

10 minutes a day, you can do it! The 10 To Go program is accessible to barre3 online subscribers for as little as fifteen dollars a month. Learn more at Barre3.com

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