Hair Tutorial: French Fishtail

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“This look combines a French fishtail with a more traditional braid, making it super versatile and easy to play around with, depending on your style,” explains Ariba Pervaiz, contributor for www.Latest-Hairstyles.com. “For a more polished look, I smooth out the sides for a sleeker, refined finish. In this tutorial, I went with a more laid-back, messy look, by working with my flyaways – instead of concealing them!”
To begin:
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Take a small section of hair from your hairline and split it into two equal halves. Cross the right section of hair over the left.

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Take a new piece of hair from the left and cross it over to the right. Continue incorporating new pieces of hair and crossing them over in alternating sections until you reach the back of the crown.

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Secure the braid with a bobby pin.

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Gather the remaining hair in a ponytail and tie it off with an elastic band.

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Take a small piece of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the band to hide the elastic. Secure it with bobby pins.

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Split the ponytail into two equal sections to start the fishtail braid.

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Take a small strand from the left section and cross it over to the right section.

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Now take a small strand from the right section and cross it over to the left. Continue this pattern until you reach the end of the ponytail

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Tie it off with elastic band. Gently pull each stitch and spread it to create fullness.Spray a firm hold hairspray to finish off the look.

Interview: Plum Sage Flowers

colorado wedding florist_3087From the bouquet to the table settings, the flowers bring life into your wedding. Hiring an expert that is not only professional but creative is important. I am pleased to introduce to the talented team at Plum Sage Flowers {LISTmember}.

Describe your business and the service you provide: 

We are a boutique floral design studio that specializes in wedding and event decor. We provide attentive, spectacular service and promise custom and high quality arrangements.

When and why did you start your business?

Plum Sage was created in the spring of 2005 after friends and family were requesting arrangements created by Erin for special events.

How did you learn your craft?

Our young team has 36 years of combined experience! We gathered this without formal training and learned on the job on organic farms and in retail locations

What or who inspires you? 

We are all ultimately inspired by nature yet find inspiration elsewhere in fashion (Erin), historic fine art (Liz) and architecture (Mallory). We also get very excited by new flower and plant varieties and fresh color palettes.

Favorite Wedding location. 

Our favorites include Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Saddleridge in Beaver Creek, Timber Ridge in Keystone and Blanc in Denver.

Favorite Wedding Trend. 

We are still are seeing the use of unique foliage and greenery utilized in organic, botanical designs. We notice that designs are a touch unkempt and textural and there is a respect for negative space within a design or table layout.

Advice for a couple planning a Colorado Wedding. 

Trust your vendors. We love what we do and have your best interest in mind while valuing the aesthetic of our trade.

Where did you grow up and how did you end up in Colorado?

Erin grew up in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona and came to Colorado to attend CU. Liz grew up in Iowa and was drawn to Colorado’s mountains after traveling abroad. Mallory grew up in Boulder and moved to Denver after graduating from CSU. Together we nestle into our studio into the Lower Highlands weekly to create beauty.

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Mountain Wedding in Durango

From the bride, Jennifer:

I always knew I wanted to get married back home in Durango, but I didn’t realize how stressful it would be. My husband worked grave hour shifts so it was a lot of planning on my side, as well as collaborating with my parents who luckily still lived in Durango. The biggest thing that I think helped us is we had about a year and a half to plan. In that time, we made sure to get the big things booked first. They went quickly, so we made sure to make the venue and the photographer our top priority, then we went down the list from there.I was a Pinterest fanatic, so the majority of my decorations were handmade, mainly by my father. He built the centerpiece boxes, and then burnt our initials into the wood with hot metal he designed. He also created the alter pieces and dug out a bowl shape in the top for the flowers to sit. Our guestbook was something that I wanted to make sure was unique, so I went on Etsy and started searching, until I found the board we could have personalized.We did have a lot of kids at our wedding, so I knew they would be antsy for food and cake, so I was able to find a coloring book template that they could work on so the parents didn’t have to worry about entertainment. In the end, the kids gave them to us, having specializing them for our big day.Overall, it was the best day and everything went smoothly. Just make sure you give yourself enough time with planning and booking, if you are wanting any kind of destination wedding.

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Photographer:  Kelly Miranda Photography | Venue: The Glacier Club | Floral Designer: Wildwood Fine Flowers | Dress Store: Amanda’s Bridal & Tux | Cake Designer: Barbara Mills Cakes | Hair Stylist: ReyLynn’s | DJ: Stand Alone DJs

April 30th: Macy’s Spring in Style

I am thrilled, once again, to be hosting Macy’s Spring into Style. This event is filled with major fashion fun with a runway show featuring all the top trends, mini makeovers by Clinique, yummy treats, a DJ, and a DIY station to customize your own notebook. AND, I will co-hosting with local style blogger, Emma Walker of With a City Dream. I can’t think of a better way to spend your Saturday afternoon. Please join me on April 30th at 2pm at The Macy’s Park Meadows.

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