Wavy Hairstyles We Love!

We love the laid-back and feminine look and feel of wavy hair. It looks so natural and can be worn with bangs, half-up-half-down, loose, tight and with a variety of parts.

We love these bangs with this loose, wavy look!

We adore this red hair with these brushed out waves! Check out other amazing red hairstyles here.
We absolutely adore how ombre looks with loose waves. We think Lauren Conrad is definitely a style icon for this look!

 What kind of waves do you love? Do you like loose waves, brushed out waves? Are you crushing on ombre waves? Share your thoughts with us via Twitter, Facebook or the comments box below!

Perfect Ponys

The once “plain ponytail” has become a unique and interesting hairstyle. Thanks to Pinterest for picture inspiration and Youtube for tutorials, ponytails are becoming quite a cool and creative hairstyle. From straight ponys to curly ponys, from high ponys to low ponys – there are also side ponys, twisty ponys, braided ponys – not to mention the slicked ponys, messy ponys, volumized ponys, teased ponys and accessorized ponys!

Here are some pictures with great ponytail inspiration. Like what you see? Don’t forget to pin it for later!

Hot Head: How these Celebs will have you Reaching for the Red Hair Dye

Red is the rarest hair color. That is why when you see someone with red hair you can’t help but stare at how bold and gorgeous it looks. Have you ever thought of going red? Due to the fact that red hair dye washes out and fades really quickly, it is definitely a high-maintenance hair color, but we think it is totally worth it for those drool-worthy, statement locks!

We love how many celebrities are donning this hot hue. Here are some of our faves!

Bryce Dallas Howard


Drew Barrymore



Lily Cole


Kate Mara


Florence Welch


Emma Stone


Amy Adams


Jessica Chastain


Lana Del Ray



Christina Hendricks

Who is your favorite celeb with red hair? Have you ever tried the color yourself? Let us know via the comments box below!



MYD Featured on Southern Bride & Groom’s Blog!

MYD is proud to be featured in Southern Bride & Groom’s blog for Candace and Marty’s beach wedding! We are always excited to share the news when weddings that we had the pleasure of working on get featured online and in print!

This was such a beautiful wedding to be a part of. We wanted to share these photos {courtesy  of Michael Moss} as a sneak peek to give you a little look at the images to come in our full post. Check back for our full post with more photos of Candace’s hair and makeup later in the month!

We think that beach weddings are so romantic! Would you have a beach wedding?

Changing your Wedding Hairstyle Between the Ceremony and Reception

We love it when brides change their hairstyle between the ceremony and the reception! It is a great transition between the more formal events of the ceremony and the more laid-back events of the reception. Plus, it looks great in photos! 
Many brides will start with an updo for the ceremony. This means that before the reception the stylist will unpin, recurl (if necessary), touch up and put on some more hairspray – and you’re good to go!

Another option is to start with hair down for the ceremony and pin it up for the reception and the dancing.  We love the look of these loose, cascading curls. Hair pieces, twists and braids can transition easily, and look beautiful, whether the hair is up or down.

All of these photos are from our Pinterest page, if you are looking for more ideas and inspiration – check it out
Would you change your hairstyle on your wedding day? Would you start with your hair up or down – we would love to know! Let us know via Twitter, Facebook or the comments box below!

Toxic Shampoo Ingredients to Avoid

Although it may only take you a minute or two to wash your hair, doing it multiple times a week over your entire life adds up quickly! That is why you want to be sure that you aren’t absorbing tons of toxins.

Many of the chemicals in products haven’t been tested, and certainly haven’t been tested in conjunction with each other. So it is important to be aware of chemical ingredients and the harmful effects so that you can shop to avoid them.

Dioxane is found in shampoo and many other personal care products. Some baby shampoos even contain this toxin! This chemical is harmful to the kidneys, liver, brain and central nervous system.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a big part of what makes the shampoo lather. This ingredient is also used to clean car engines! This chemical in some shampoo formulas can alter your skin’s structure allowing the chemicals to penetrate deeper which makes it easier for the chemicals to get into your bloodstream.

Propylene Glycol is an active ingredient that is also found in antifreeze, tire sealants, paints, adhesives, enamels and engine coolants. This is a strong skin irritant that can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.

You’ve probably heard of Parabens. It’s been a buzz word in beauty products for a while. There are many different types of parabens (methyl paraben, ethyl paraben, propyl paraben etc.) and they act much like estrogen which can cause metabolic, developmental and hormonal disruption.  

Ammonium Chloride is an eye irritant that can be harmful when inhaled.

Formaldehyde is suspected to be a human carcinogen that can cause respiratory problems, headaches and DNA damage in some individuals.

Finding an Alternative

Although many products will claim to be “natural” or “organic” it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are. A product that is labelled as natural, may include one or two natural ingredients, but still contain many chemicals. The only way to truly know is to read the label carefully.

Opt for plant-based and petroleum-free products. These products don’t lather easily, but with practice, you will get the hang of it! Although these products can be more expensive and have a shorter shelf life, but it is worth it to avoid the chemicals.

5 Things to Know About How You Shampoo

1. Technique Matters!

Regardless of the shampoo you buy, you won’t reap the full benefits if you don’t wash your hair correctly. Using your fingers, you need to massage the shampoo into your scalp and then rinse it. This will get rid of any sebum or product build up so that your hair can grow and be healthy from the scalp.

2. Less is More

If use too much shampoo and it foams up a lot then it is more difficult to wash your hair correctly and get the product right to the scalp. Use about a quarter-sized amount of shampoo and be sure to get it right to your scalp.


3. Good Ingredients Don’t Always Get the Job Done

All products claim to do something; whether it is to moisturize, create volume or fight frizz. Argan oil is a very popular new ingredient to hit the market, but unless the product contains at least 1-5% of that ingredient, it won’t make a difference for your hair.

4. Blondes Need to Use Clarifying Shampoo More Often 

Chemically treated hair becomes very porous and can absorb hairspray, persperation, city polluion and minerals from shower water. This can cause blonde hair to pick up yellowish tones. To avoid this, clarifying shampoo should be used at least once a week to help dissolve natural build up and to neutralize unwanted tones.

5. Immediate Results May Be Deceiving 

If your hair is in serious need of moisture, volume or anything else – be willing to wait. Any shampoo that promises immediate results may work well the first few washes but end up causing build up and becoming less effective. If it is a good product it may be 2 weeks to a month before you see real results, but they will last!

Check back tomorrow for a list of ingredients to avoid in shampoos. It is more than likely that you will have at least one of them in the shower!

Tame that Mane! Tricks to FIght the Frizzies.

Frizzy hair is caused by a number of things, including humidity, split ends, dryness, brushing incorrectly and using the wrong products. Once you understand all of the factors of hair frizz, it is easier to fight it to achieve a smooth look.

First the easy stuff. You have probably heard this said once or twice, but trim your hair every 6 weeks. This will get rid of the split ends and give your hair an overall smooth and healthy look. Another simple trick is to avoid brushing your hair when it is dry. You will want to comb your hair gently with a wide-tooth comb or your fingers once you are out of the shower to help prevent frizz.

Choosing the right products is a big part of dealing with frizz and it starts with the shampoo. Many shampoos and conditioners contain ingredients that will dry out hair and cause it to be more frizzy – such as Alcohol and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Be sure to read the labels of your products carefully.

Dryness is something that almost everyone deals with at some point. Whether you color your hair, treat it or use heat styling tools often – you know how dry, dull and lifeless (and frizzy!) your hair can get. Using a deep conditioner once a week will help restore moisture and the the hair’s natural oils which will make the hair healthier and smoother. Also, using a heat protectant spray before styling will help lock in the hair’s moisture and prevent some (not all) of the damage.

What sort of products or tricks do you use to fight frizz – we would love to know! Let us know via Twitter, Facebook or the comments box below!

MYD loves Boudoir Beauty !

A boudoir is, by definition, is a woman’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. Boudoir photography incorporates the idea of being in that private space and capturing that intimacy. The photos show a sensual and private side of a woman and creates beautiful images to have and to keep.

Although there may be some negative associations with boudoir photos being too erotic, tacky and tasteless. By working with the right photographer and knowing what you like, you can achieve a soft, classy look that create beautiful photos that can be framed instead of hidden in a drawer.

We think that boudoir photos are a great idea for life milestones such as a wedding, an anniversary, moving into a new home, after having a baby – anything. It is a reminder that although life can get crazy and overwhelming, it is important to feel beautiful and take time for yourself. Done right, we think boudoir photos can empower women to feel confident and sexy.

Would you ever take boudoir pictures? What sort of boudoir beauty do you like – something smokey or something more natural? Let us know in the comments box below!

MYD loves Summer Hat Hair!

Whether you are at the beach, by the pool, at a BBQ or just on the go – a great way to look good, keep cool and protect your face is with a fashionable summer hat. We prefer this look when it isn’t polished. We love the hair textured, loose and undone.
No matter your hair length or the type of hat, it’s great how versatile this accessory can be. Hats can be dressed up, dressed down and can make bed head look so fashionable.  

We want to know what you think of this trendy summer accessory. Will you be sporting this laid-back style this summer? Let us know in the comments box below!

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