Coachella Cool ~ The Best Braids of Spring

coachella cool braids

Here comes festival season, the season of boho chic and ultra cool vibes.

spring braids

Whether you are heading out to Coachella or heading out to the cupcake store for some Saturday morning sugar, the hairdo of the moment has to be the braid.

braids cupcakes

A girl with a braid always looks fashion forward. The braid du jour is slightly messy, soft and relaxed. It modernizes an outfit that’s dressy or sophisticated, and it makes your most casual ensemble completely au courant.

coachella braids

The braid is the perfect hairstyle for the free spirited iconoclast.

coachella festival braids

hair braids spring

Get Ouidad’s Superfruit Clarifying Cream Shampoo! Gently purifies and nourishes hair. Free Shipping on Orders Over $50 + A Free Sample! Shop Today!

Not sure how to pull off the best braids of spring? Chrissy Rasmussen of Habit Salon in Gilbert is the queen of braids. She travels the country teaching classes, can braid you up if you are in Arizona, and can give you endless braid-envy eye candy on her Instagram @Hairby_Chrissy.

spring braids

Find Chrissy on Facebook and check out more amazing braids on her Habit Salon page

All images for this story were photographed by Brad Olson Photography, Hair by Chrissy Rassmussen, Makeup by Whitney Rammer.

Creative Director Corinna Cooke.

Shot on location at Sweet Tooth Fairy in Gilbert Arizona for LUCA Magazine

The Spring Review for 2017 at Space NK


festival cool hairstyles

The Best Braids Of Spring 2016

Don’t you just love braids? I think they are fantastic.


The spring 2016 runways were full of braids.
You can wear them messy, you can wear them sleek, you can wear them chic.

wrap around braids at Herve Leger

Images by Frazer Harrison/Getty images


Make a braid the focus of your look, or use it to keep your hair out of your face when its hot outside.

Versatile and fabulous here are the braids of spring 2016, courtesy of The You can see more of these braids here

sexy, messy braids at Alexander McQueen

image by Fracois Durand / Getty Images

braids at Celine Spring 2016

 Images Bertrand Guay / Getty images

braids at celine spring 2016

sexy, messy high pony braid at Alice and Olivia

 Image by Andrew Toth / Getty Images


messy braids at Lauren Conrad Spring 2016

In the mood for more braids?

The Barefoot Blonde Amber Fillerup-Clark is easily the reigning queen of braids.
I love checking out her Instagram just to see what she is doing with her hair, and what type of braid she’s sporting today. If you search “braids” on pinterest your feed becomes the Amber Fillerup show.

Which type of braid would you like to wear??
Happy braiding!


5 Mid – Summer Beauty Tips ~ Beauty Tip Of The Week #20

Are you getting bored with your summertime look yet? We are at the halfway mark now, so there is no time like the present to redial your beauty game, simplify and bring in some new beauty strategy.

Change To A Bold Lip


Bold lip colors are fun to wear. They brighten your face, make you look awake and alert, can spark your eye color (if you use a complimentary opposite), they make you look vibrant and they totally take the emphasis off all the makeup you usually wear.
My go-to look for summer is just brows, mascara and a bold lip. 
When you are fresh off the beach or just not in the mood to put on makeup, a bright, bold lip can pull your look together and have you looking polished and perfect.
Try MAC Lipstick in Crosswires, (a clean, pinky orange) or 
MAC Lipstick in Full Fuschia (a bright, warm, fun pink)

Pare Down To A Primer


If you’re not in the mood for foundation (during the summer I never am) even out the tone and texture of your skin with a really good primer. Primer will minimize your pores, help you control oily shine and give your skin a lovely finish.
Try Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Color Base in lavender/pink to correct sallow skin, in yellow to add a little brightness to the skin or in pearl to add brilliance.

Add A Little Highlight 


One of the fastest ways to liven and brighten your look for summer is to get highlights to frame your face. They instantly lift your complexion and play beautifully with your (faux) tan.

Make A Tiny Wing


Even though an emphatic winged eyeliner is a big trend for summer 2015, I personally think that big eyeliner in the hot sun looks completely stupid. 
You should always opt for what looks fabulous over what is the biggest trend.
A small, subtle, refined wing however, can draw the eye out, add a little intrigue and drama without overwhelming your eye in the bold summer sunshine. 
If you go see The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (and I recommend you do!), check out the gorgeous makeup on Alicia Vikander. She wears the absolute perfect winged eyeliner for summer.

Combine Your Beachy Wave With Some Braids


Braids and beachy waves are the perfect pairing this summer.
If you have a thick head of hair braids not only look cool, but they keep hair out of your face. If your hair is heavy and tends to collapse and go flat in the heat, braids help keep the illusion of volume. And beachy waves are always fabulous in the summer!