hair lifestyle

5 Tips for Growing Long Hair


I get so many questions about what I did to get my hair so long and today I am partnering with John Frieda to share 5 of my top tips for growing long {healthy} hair. It definitely didn’t happen overnight but these little beauty habits really helped keep my hair healthy and strong as it grew over the course of a few years. That sounds like forever and it felt like I would never have long hair, mine barely brushed my collar bone, but I promise it’s worth the wait and it can happen for you too!


5 Tips for Growing Long Hair
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Sideswept Waterfall Braid


This tutorial is long over, loooooong overdue. I featured this style as a step-by-step tutorial in my very first hair series “20 Braids for Spring” and mistakenly made a promise to create a video tutorial for it. Obviously I never did and long story short, I finally filmed one and have it for you today, yaay!

This style feels on the fancier side but I really think you could dress it down for everyday. Who really makes the rules for when a hairstyle works, anyways? Wear it to date night, pin it and save it for next years school dance, a work party, summer barbecue…get crazy but either way I hope you love it. xoxo


Sideswept Waterfall Braid Supplies:

  • 1″ curling iron
  • Rat-tail comb
  • 2-3 bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray

waterfall-braid-sideswept-hair-tutorialSideswept Waterfall Braid Instructions:

To prep the hair for this style, I curled it away from the face with a 1″ curling iron. I also clipped in three wefts of extensions, two double-clips and one triple-clip.

  • Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles and part the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a triangle shaped section near the forehead on the left side and split it into three equal sections.
  • Step 3 / Cross the right (top) strand over the middle, then the left (bottom) strand over the middle.
  • Step 4 / Cross the top strand over the middle and bring in a new section of hair incorporating it into the braid.
  • Step 5 / Drop down the bottom strand and pick up a new section right behind it, crossing it over the middle and bringing it into the braid.
  • Step 6 / Continue the braid crossing the top strand over the middle and bringing in a new section.
  • Step 7 / Drop the bottom strand, pick up a new section right behind it and cross it over in its place.
  • Step 8 / Repeat these steps creating a waterfall braid keeping it towards the left side of the head and braiding down to the nape of the neck.
  • Step 9 / Once all the hair is brought into the braid and it stops at the neckline, tuck the braid underneath and secure it in place with two crossed bobby pins ensuring they’re hidden underneath the braid.
  • Step 10 / Spray the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any loose hair.
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Summer Crochet


Hair tutorial / Sunglasses / Lipstick ‘peach blossom’ / Shirt (also love this, this + this) / Jeans / Bag (similar) / Shoes


I can’t even tell you how happy I am that it’s summer. It has such a laid back vibe and despite the hot weather it’s so fun to spend days at the lake and evenings out barbecuing. I wish summer would last forever but then again I should probably just move to a neutral climate where it feels like summer all year round… now there’s a great idea (: