My mom grew up with short hair and knew little to nothing about styling long hair. So, for my tenth birthday I asked for a lesson on braiding. At the time I still went to my original hairstylist Tracy, who had given me my very first haircut. She was more than happy to grant my birthday wish.
Mastering basic braids – French braid, Dutch braid, fishtail braid – served me well at numerous slumber parties and school dances throughout my youth. I enjoyed the big, chunky braids of my friends with full, thick hair. I was even more fascinated with the braids of my friends whose moms had let them get blonde highlights. But my hair is fine, brown, and somewhat boring. I never loved braids on me.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago… I partnered with Salon Dm3 in Athens, GA and my friend and stylist of six years, Catie McWhirter, to undergo a summer hair transformation. I lost some length and bulk and got some fun, warm-weather highlights. Lastly, I learned three of the easiest hairstyles for summer – no braiding required!
Wish you could achieve those effortless beach waves?
Simply want a style to get your hair off your face on those hot summer days?
Need an amazing up-do to rock at summer weddings, parties, events, and festivals?
Looking for an alternative to the ever-popular braid trend?
If you answered YES to any or all of these questions, then you need to watch my latest YouTube video!
Photography and Videography by Sonali Prabhu of So Narly
DanniJo via Instagram: Pssst…let the countdown begin. #finebydannijonescoming soon to DANNIJO.com
Two faves are better than one! One of my leading ladies of style in Hollywood is teaming up with one of my most coveted jewelry lines. Actress Rashida Jones is working with sister duo Danielle and Jodie Snyder of DanniJo for a groundbreaking collection for the brand, Fine by DanniJones. I have one word for this upcoming collaboration: stunning.
Get in the holiday spirit like Joan, Megan, and the rest of the hip fashionistas on AMC’s Mad Men with this holiday soundtrack inspired by the show. Whether I win the giveaway or not this is album is heading to the top of my wishlist.
One of the most beloved beauty brands has a new face. Our favorite Gossip Girl, Blake Lively will be the new ambassador for L’Oreal Paris.
Get ready to add some new fragrances to your collection. My all time favorite twins are releasing not one but TWO perfumes. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen will add Nirvana White and Nirvana Black to their brand Elizabeth and James. Unfortunately, these fragrances will not be available for the holiday season, but we have something to look forward to in the new year. Come January 2014, both scents will hit the shelves for purchase at Sephora!
Anthropologie via Pinterest: #Farmer #Cheese #Thyme #Pie #FourAndTwentyBlackbirds #AnthroBlog
Holiday season means pie season! For those of you in NYC, you may be familiar with Four and Twenty Blackbirds, the Brooklyn pie shop featured in Anthro’s blog.
P.S. If you’re in the Atlanta area and need a pie fix this holiday season, visit The Pie Hole!