Parlor & Free People’s Night Out

Parlor and Free People teamed up this year in New York City for the Free People Holiday Night’s celebration at the Rockefeller Plaza, hosted by Victoria’s Secret Angel, Martha Hunt. It was a beautiful evening showcasing the season’s hottest looks. … Continue reading

We’re Not Teasing About This Crown Twist

Braided hairstyles have become a staple to this season’s look books, but keeping up with the ladies who’ve already grown their hair into mermaid like tresses can be difficult if volume isn’t your strong suit. We took the challenge of transforming straight, … Continue reading

We Pin Beauty

Pinterest can be a twilight zone between the reality we live and the laundry list of DIYs and tutorials we’d like to accomplish. In Parlor’s new blog series “We Pin Beauty,” our objective is to expose our followers to the trendiest beauty … Continue reading

Summer’s Dewy Sheen In A Bottle

This summer’s genie in a bottle is Aveda’s beautifying composition oil and it’s not hard to get your hands on. The oil when mixed with concealer creates a sheen that’ll lighten up your face, making you look fresh and at peace with the summer … Continue reading

DIY: Travel-Size Toiletries

Traveling with toiletries can be a hassle. If it’s not smaller than 100ml then forget taking it on an airplane, and throwing SPF into a beach bag can end in disaster if the cap isn’t screwed on tight. We have a … Continue reading

DIY: Nail Designs For Beginners

Summer gives us more time to spend on details, so today we’re showing you an easy way to transform your at-home manicures into something special and unique. The tutorial is below! The Materials: Step 1: Paint your nails with white nail polish … Continue reading

Four Beauty Instagram Accounts You’re Missing

Instagram is home base for some of the trendiest makeup, hair, and lifestyle accounts. We decided to share our top four Instagram feeds with you in hopes that you’ll never run low on beauty inspiration. The list includes: a top notch … Continue reading

A Professional Updo For The Office (Or Any Work Space!)

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Step #1:

Section off a portion of your hair (in what we like to call the “bang area”) and braid it. This updo is flexible so if you prefer french or fishtail braids feel free to mix it up.

Step #2:

Next, mess it up! Loosen the braid by pulling it apart. This makes it wider and helps create volume (especially for fine haired gals!). Don’t be afraid to make it messy! It’ll also add texture.

Step #3

Now, move to the other side of your head and section off the same amount of hair you did for the braid. Twist the hair. Place bobby pins into the twist to secure it, then continue to twist until you’ve wrapped the hair around the back and to the other side of your head.

Step #4:

Grab the braid and pin it above the twist.

Step #5:

Continue to twist the remaining hair and pin it to the back of your head. This last step is flexible. If you’re interested in a more laid back appearance then make a messy bun, otherwise create a more structured look by continuing to twist the hair and pulling it into a tight circular bun.

This Short-Hair Updo Is A Game Changer

It’s no secret that short hair is easier and less time consuming to maintain, but what happens when after breezing through your morning routine for a few months you miss having the flexibility to style your hair in different ways? … Continue reading