Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tress Trix: "Bump Up the Volume! - Part 2 of 2: Backcombing"

by: AMC for Hair Chaos Marketing!

Picture it. You're sitting there in front of the mirror, with a comb in one hand and a section of hair in the other. Your intent...to tackle teasing. You start to run the comb up and down your hair, making back and forth motions with your comb like a seasoned barber slapping a straight razor back and forth on worn leather. Just then, you try and lift the comb---but wait, it won't budge! Oh snap! You have a rats nest of terribly teased locks on your domepiece. In a panic, you reach for the shears and recklessly hack at your hair! AAAAAAAH!


Yes, sadly the experience above is a true story...no, it didn't happen to me, but I'm sure it's a true story for some failed backcomber out there!
I have done this with a round brush before, long story...hey you! No giggling! I know you've done it too!
So if you're anything like me then backcombing, A.K.A. teasing, is a difficult feat! But do not fret my fellow mane challenged friend...This Part 2 will include some neat trix on how to actually achieve it!

Part 1 included some cool tips on shampooing/conditioning. So, after you've stepped out of the shower, cleansed and moisturized, Heather recommends slapping some Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Smoothing Serum. This stuff is something I also have in my personal arsenal, and I can tell you it is awesome. It gives a smooth finish and wicked shine! Cost is about $16+...not bad right?

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Smoothing Serum

While wet, take some root lifting foam to your locks. This will help in adding that rad volume you want. Once your tresses dry, take a section of hair in front of your crown and pull it forward. This section will be used to cover the backcombed area later.
 
You can use a regular old comb, or find a tool specifically made for backcombing, like The Marilyn Brush (Teasing/Backcombing Boar Bristle Brush). Cost is about $8+. So, take a 2" section of hair from your crown, spray it with hairspray. Take your comb and behind the section of hair (not in front, very popular misconception) and run your comb from 1" above your root to the root. This creates a good base. Lift the comb off the base (actually pulling the combing off the scalp), go back to an inch above the root, place the comb in, and slide down again.

The Marilyn Brush (Teasing/Backcombing Boar Bristle Brush)

View the handy-dandy video below for a visual.
Keep doing this motion a few times until you've achieved enough "fluff", then move on to the next section. Once you've backcombed the entire width of your crown, take that section you've pulled forward and smooth it over the teased crown. Shape it by lightly brushing it over the crown. Spray and lightly comb until it becomes even across your crown. Beware though because excessive combing will comb the backcombing out.

The whole process should take approximately 15-30 minutes to achieve. Heather says the more you do it, the faster you get at it.
And voila! You have a wickedly cool voluminous bump! No more Chewbacca monstrosities! See, AMC is hooking you up!

Well, that concludes Part 2 of Bump Up the Volume! Big thanks to Ms. Heather for shooting the video and showing this chica how to properly backcomb (not front comb, haha!).
Next Tress Trix segment will include Heather's tips on how to achieve some saucey side-swept bangs! Some of the secrets she will reveal will totally surprise you!
Til then!
...Oh, and do me a favor, bring some chaos to your locks!
->AMC out!

 video
Video: Teasing Motions :)

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What is Tress Trix? Well it's a Q&A blog segment where Heather answers questions and provides insightful tips & tricks on how to add some chaos to your locks!
Want to have your question answered by Heather, designer for Hair Chaos Accessories? It's easy, just e-mail AMC at: HairChaosMarketing@live.com!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pretty As A Princess Headband Freebie


Man, I have to stop doing so many giveaways! I never make money doing this, but realistically, I do these to let people see first hand the type of work I do. I'm not just punky, I love pretty as well.


Sooo, with that being said, the item up for grabs was a pink and blue pretty as a princess headband with a 4D handmade felt rose.



List Randomizer
There were 14 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1.Tara Lanzilotta Shaw
2.Ashley Faz Creaton
3.Jennifer Gomes-Laffey
4.Lee Blackburn Rosenberg
5.Carmen York
6.Heather Green
7.Brenda Brynn Schaller Chastain
8.Amanda Murphy Molnar
9.Michelle Smith
10.ScottnAlicia Hammerschmidt
11.Talina Waddel
12.Daylann Hart-Powelson
13.Gretchen Kurtz Dixon
14.Sara Conn
Timestamp: 2011-01-27 16:39:20 UTC

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Whimsical Flower and Vintage Pearl Headband Giveaway


Yep, so there you have it, I decided to do yet another giveaway. Not sure what the deal is with me lately, but there you go. lol



And the lucky fan is Lindsay!!!! Please send me your address, so I can mail it to you!

List Randomizer
There were 11 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1.Lindsay Bordenkircher McKay
2.Karisa Hess
3.Heather Green
4.Amanda Murphy Molnar
5.Tara Lanzilotta Shaw
6.Amy Johnson Saunders
7.Karina Venegas
8.Kimberly Gomes
9.Jennifer Gomes-Laffey
10.Brenda Brynn Schaller Chastain
11.Jamie Eisner
Timestamp: 2011-01-27 04:17:36 UTC

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tress Trix: "Bump Up the Volume! - Part 1 of 2: Conditioning 101"

by: AMC for Hair Chaos Marketing!
On my first Tress Trix Q&A with Ms. Heather, the brains behind the Hair Chaos line, I immediately knew what to ask:
How does she achieve the rockin' rockabilly bump that we all see in so many of her Hair Chaos Accessories modeling pictures?

Her answer was simple: Product & Techniques

First, we have to start at the showering phase. Her advice: "Don't use a lot of product." This means not shampooing everyday. If you're anything like me, then you know that not shampooing means having some greasy monstrosity the following day, right? Well her solution to this was easy. Find a texturizing dry shampoo, her favorite is Tigi Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo. A 6.3 oz bottle ranges between $11 - $18, depending on where you buy it.

TiGi's Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo 


Heather also mentioned that, when it comes to shampoo, cheap doesn't always mean better. The affordable products usually have ingredients that aren't the best for your hair. She recommends using professional products. What's her favorite, you ask? Halo Shampoo & Conditioner (a little pricey though at around $69 a set)or Tigi Beadhead Shampoo & Conditioner (more affordable at $30+ a set.

She also observed that most people end up with weighty hair because they over condition. Less conditioner means less weight. She provides another helpful tip: only condition from tip to about two inches above the scalp. She does not recommend conditioning the scalp because this causes build-up, which causes your tresses to get oilier faster.

Want to know how to create that voluminous rockabilly bump? Check back for Part 2 of "Bump Up the Volume": Backcombing 101


The Voluminous Bump


Stay tuned HC fans...and while you're waiting, add some chaos to your locks!

->AMC

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On a personal note:
I just want to say how thankful I am to the dedicated fans of Hair Chaos for believing in the line. Heather does such a great job creating these wickedly cool designs and her hard work and dedication to fans definitely shows in her products!

What is Tress Trix? Well it's a Q&A blog segment where Heather answers questions and provides insightful tips & tricks on how to add some chaos to your locks!
Want to have your question answered by Heather, designer for Hair Chaos Accessories? It's easy, just e-mail AMC at: HairChaosMarketing@live.com!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Winners of the Military Gift Sets






As I said on my fan page, I will award one winner for each, Marine, Army, and Navy themed giftsets!


So, for the Navy giftset, the winner is: Ashley Faz Creaton!


Please message me with your mailing address so I can send this out to you!

There were 17 items in your list. Here they are in random order


1. Ashley Faz Creaton Navy please!!


2. JoDee AnnEdwards Navy!!!!!!!


3. Talina Waddel Yay Army!!! Hooah!! ;-p


4. Bekki Mangum Super Cute! Whoot Whoot


5. Jessica Archambeau DeVries Too cute!!! Army!!


6. Angie Wood Ayling Navy!


7. Wendy Stahlnecker Navy


8. Kathy Barslou I would love the Navy one!!!


9. Brenda Brynn Schaller Chastain


10. Jamie Molidor Navy!! :)


11. Amber Cooper McCoy Army please!!!



12. Jennifer Gomes-Laffey I would LOVE to win!! Navy of course!


13. Stephanie Lunday well then im in =)


14. Tamara Williams Navy!!!! :)


15. Natasha Tolliver Marine Corps!!


16. Shawna Buus Army!!!


17. Kimberly Ruth Goooooo Navy!


Timestamp: 2011-01-20 18:35:46 UTC




The winner of the Marine giftset is: Natasha Tolliver! Please message me with your mailing address!






There were 17 items in your list. Here they are in random order:


1. Natasha Tolliver Marine Corps!!


2. Bekki Mangum Super Cute! Whoot Whoot


3. Jamie Molidor Navy!! :)


4. JoDee AnnEdwards Navy!!!!!!!


5. Wendy Stahlnecker Navy


6. Stephanie Lunday well then im in =)


7. Brenda Brynn Schaller Chastain


8. Shawna Buus Army!!!


9. Kathy Barslou I would love the Navy one!!!


10. Jessica Archambeau DeVries Too cute!!! Army!!


11. Jennifer Gomes-Laffey I would LOVE to win!! Navy of course!


12. Angie Wood Ayling Navy!


13. Tamara Williams Navy!!!! :)


14. Talina Waddel Yay Army!!! Hooah!! ;-p


15. Kimberly Ruth Goooooo Navy!


16. Amber Cooper McCoy Army please!!!


17. Ashley Faz Creaton Navy please!!

Timestamp: 2011-01-20 18:48:06 UTC


The Winner of the Army gift set is: Talina Waddel!

Please message me with your mailing address so I can send it out!

Congrats!

There were 17 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

1. Talina Waddel Yay Army!!! Hooah!! ;-p

2. Wendy Stahlnecker Navy

3. Angie Wood Ayling Navy!

4. Ashley Faz Creaton Navy please!!

5. Jennifer Gomes-Laffey I would LOVE to win!! Navy of course!

6. Brenda Brynn Schaller Chastain

7. JoDee AnnEdwards Navy!!!!!!!

8. Amber Cooper McCoy Army please!!!

9. Natasha Tolliver Marine Corps!!

10. Jessica Archambeau DeVries Too cute!!! Army!!

11. Bekki Mangum Super Cute! Whoot Whoot

12. Tamara Williams Navy!!!! :)

13. Kathy Barslou I would love the Navy one!!!

14. Jamie Molidor Navy!! :)

15. Shawna Buus Army!!!

16. Kimberly Ruth Goooooo Navy!

17. Stephanie Lunday well then im in =)

Timestamp: 2011-01-20 19:01:12 UTC

Thanks everyone who played! And don't forget to refer me out to your friends!

xoxox

Heather

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Today's Freebie

Feeling sassy today, I've decided that everyone should get a chance to win a gift set of a military bow and matching necklace. Choices are Marine, Navy, Army.

Simply go to my fan page, comment with your desired choice, and after Midnight tonight PST, I will put all entries into random.org and draw the winner.

Since FB has decided to be nasty about posting winners on our fan pages, the winner will be posted along with the photo of their military choice.

Good luck, and Bring Some Chaos to Your Locks!

xoxoxo
Heather

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I'm sitting here trying to unwind, and yet I still keep thinking of things to work on. I am currently trying my hand at chip board mini albums for all of the grandparents.
I suck. Blatenly put, but I do. It seems that you can not take seven years off of scrapping and think you can just walk into it being a ninja master.

Anyway, as I work on these I feel like beating my head against a wall, or perhaps jumping in front of a moving car. I hope they like them, because clearly painting and being an accessory maker does not qualify me whatsoever to make albums. lol

If anyone has a great tip or two, that would be great.

On top of that, everytime I try to watch a movie, I find myself searching various places like ebay and etsy for new supplies. Why you ask? Because I have horrible OCD and it kills me to put the computer away! I am always looking for new ribbon, new findings, new ways to make accessories. I have now realized that I'm not normal. This business is very competitive even though I do not cater to the typical M2M moms (made to match people) I have a fine line of walking where I'm either too cutesy or too edgy. Am I alone here?

So before I bore you any longer with this post, I am going to go back to my obsessive ribbon search.
Until next rant...
Muah~