Throwback Thursday: Double Bubble Ponytail

The ‘90s are back in a BIG way with this fun updated version of the classic ponytail worn by our favourite celebs Kendall Jenner, Olivia Culpo and Blake Lively. Now it’s your turn to rock it!

Tools Needed:

L&M Clip In Extensions
L&M Detangling Brush
3 Hair Elastics
Bobby pins
Hairspray

Step One: Bubble, Bubble, Pop!

Pop in your L&M 12inch clip-ins and smooth through your mane with L&M’s Detangling Brush for a polished result.

Step Two: Get Stylin’!

Gather your hair into a tight ponytail and fasten with an elastic. Section off 1-inch of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic to hide it. Secure with a bobby pin. L&M Top Tip: Use our signature 18” clip-in extensions to create an extra long pony. Check out our high rise ponytail tutorial here.

Step Three: Puff out the Pony!

Create a 3-inch section below the base of your ponytail and fasten tightly with an elastic band. Now time to express yourself! Go from flat to flirtatious by fanning out the bubble using your fingers to gently pull apart strands of hair between your two elastics and create a rounded shape. Repeat for two to three more sections of hair until you reach the end of your pony. L&M’s Top Tip: For a super sleek look, wrap a section of hair around the elastic and secure using a bobby pin after creating each bubble.

Step Four: Gloss it Over!

Set with your favourite hairspray for a sleek long lasting look and throw on some pink lipgloss for some added throwback fun!

 

 

Booyah! Now you can be all that and a bag of chips with your original ponytail! What retro 90’s outfit will you be pairing with this #tbt hairstyle? Let us know on our Instagram and Facebook page and show us your style by using the tag #longhairdontcare!

Throwback Thursday: 5 Steps to Perfect 50’s Hollywood Curls

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Calling all graceful, glitzy and glamorous gals! Don’t just reach for the stars, look like a star with these classic Hollywood curls! Follow the five steps below for a timeless hairstyle that will actually save you time!

Tools Needed:
Fishtail Comb
L&M Clip-In L&M Hair Extensions
Voluminous Mousse or Curling Spray
Elastic Band
Duckbill Clips or Bobby Pins
L&M Trio Curling Wand
L&M Detangling Brush
Hairspray

Step One: Pump up the Volume!

The key to success with these elegant curls is starting off with voluminous hair. Kick off your Hollywood ´do by blow drying your L&M Clip-In Extensions, focusing on lifting the roots upward. Apply your favourite oil-free volumizing mousse or curling spray to maximum your full potential for va-va voluminous hair. L&M Top Tip: We like Davines’ This is a Volume Boosting Mousse!

Step Two: Now, Comes the Vintage!

Embrace the vintage look by creating a deep side part using the pointed end of your fishtail comb for a crisp, clean line. Divide your hair into two horizontal sections and secure the top half away with an elastic band. Create 2 inch sections throughout the bottom portion of your hair. These sections will be curled in step 3!

Step Three: Shape Your Curl, Girl!

Using the largest barrel of your L&M Trio Curling Wand, curl the sections of hair created in Step 2 by holding the wand parallel to the ground and wrapping the hair around the barrel towards its end. L&M Top Tip: Wear your curling glove included with your wand for safety!

After releasing your curl, twist the curl inwards towards itself and pin against your scalp with a duckbill clip or bobby pin. This helps the curl keep its shape while creating volume. L&M Top Tip: The longer you leave your curl pinned, the longer they will last! Repeat for the rest of the bottom section.

Step Four: Pin, Set and Go!

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 with the top section of your hair. L&M Top Tip: Get ready to look a little silly! Take a selfie and send it to your friends while you wait. Once your curls are set, release the curled sections from the clips or pins starting from the back of your head and towards your face.

Step Five: It’s Time for Fun!

Time for the fun part! Spray your L&M Detangling Brush with your favourite hairspray and brush through your curls for a soft, full effect. Your hair should naturally fall into an s-like shape. Gently smooth out the frontmost pieces with your fingers and shape into place. Finish with a final coat of hairspray for longer wear.

You’re done! Get ready for the paparazzi! Feel glamourous like a Hollywood star with these charming curls. Where will you be sporting these curls? Show us on Instagram by tagging us @locksandmane or by using #longhairdontcare.

Decisions, Decisions! How To Decide Between Clip-In and Semi-Permanent Extensions

L&M offers both clip-in and semi-permanent extensions. Want to know which type of extensions best suit your #hairgoals? Read below!

 

How involved is your daily beauty routine?

Are you the get up and go kind of girl? Or do you love taking your time getting ready for the day with music on full blast, while singing into your hair curler to your favourite song?

Pre-style your clip-ins the night before for a few extra hits of the good old snooze button. Just wake up, pop in the L&M’s clip ins to instantly give you volume and length for the rest of day!

If you are the type of girl who wakes up and looks forward to thinking of what kind of style she can rock today, our semi-permanents are for you! Semis come in two volumes and in both 16” and 18” lengths for endless styles you can rock today, tomorrow or any day.

 

What type of hairstyle do you wear most often?

Clip ins are great option are for those who wear a super high ponytail or sleek top knot. Just clip them into your pony and go! Check out our tutorial here to learn how to achieve maximum volume and length with this signature up-do.

If you’re more into Rihanna’s various iconic looks, semi permanent is the way to go for an adjustable day-to-day style. Go from a long wavy mane, to silky smooth straight hair, to a curly low pony. Achieve all these looks by using L&M’s all-in-one Trio Curling Wand.

How many styles do you wear in a day?

If you’re the on-the-go type of girl who changes her hairstyle throughout the day, semi-permanent extensions are for you. Easily change your hairstyle from the gym to the office to an evening style. You’re also probably the type to always carry a brush in your bag. So why not use our L&M Detangling Brush for a more seamless, versatile look?  

For the non-commitment gals, clip-ins are made for those who like to rock one look for the day. You know what you want to look like and you’re dedicated to it, own it!

How often do you change your hair colour?

For our ever changing colour chameleon, semi-permanent extensions are a perfect match that let you change your hairstyle and hair colour every few months. Our “Try Me” semi-permanent extensions are the best option for the girl who is new to hair extensions but wants to try them out. They last for one to three months and if you fall in love with them, (we sure did!) our “Love Me” extensions will last for six or more months. Top Tip: Easily create an ombré or a balayage by adding some highlights and lowlights from our 21 colour options!

Don’t worry, for those who like sticking to their routine, we got you covered too. Our uniform divas, who love people recognizing you for your signature hair, clip-ins are a great option that can be used for months on end all while changing up your style as little or as much as you wish.

 

Which hair extensions suit you best? Let us know on our Instagram and Facebook page and show us what extensions YOU wear using the tag #longhairdontcare! 

 

Be a Braided Bae this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, L&M is partnering with the SickKids Foundation to donate 100% of our dry-style proceeds to the Garron Family Cancer Centre. No time to drop in the salon on Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered! Scroll down for some cute DIY braided hairstyles that you can wear with or without your extensions.

Braided Topknot

Did anyone say sleek and polished?!
This ready-for-anything bun will take you wherever Cupid’s arrow leads!

Tools Needed:
L&M Detangling Brush
3 Hair Elastics
Bobby pins
Hairspray (optional)
L&M

Step One: Ponytail, please!
Start off this hairstyle by thoroughly brushing your hair out completely. Tangles = not cute! Gather your hair at the crown of your head and secure with a hair elastic at the base of your crown. If you’re using your L&M clip-in extensions, head over to our Ponytail Tutorial here

Step Two: Section
Create 1-to-2 inch section in your pony and position it to the side. This will become your braided wrap so make it as small or large as you’d like!

Step Three: Do the Twist!
Leaving the section you create in step 2 aside, twist your hair in a clockwise direction and wrap it around itself to create a ballerina bun. Secure the bun with a hair elastic at the base and use bobby pins for extra support.  

Step Four: Braid
Separate the hanging section of hair into three parts. Create a simple braid by crossing the rightmost section of hair over the middle (causing the right section to become the middle section) then the left section over the new middle. Continue this pattern until you reach the ends of your hair and secure with a small hair elastic. Try a fishtail braid to create a different look!

Step Five: Fan
Gently fan out the braid in order to create a fuller, more voluminous look by gently pulling the outermost sections of hair away from the centre of the braid. 

Step Six: It’s a Wrap!
Wrap the fanned out braid around the bun in a clockwise direction and secure with bobby pins. Finalize the look with hairspray to smooth down any fly-aways and get ready for fun! 

 

Braided Topknot

Girl-next-door with a twist!
This sweet and unexpected look is a simple way to amp up your V-Day look.

Tools Needed:
L&M Detangling Brush
L&M Dry Shampoo
Fishtail Comb
2 Hair Elastics
Bobby pins
Hairspray (optional)

Step One: Prep and Section
This hairstyle works best on day-old hair, but if your hair is squeaky-clean (We’re so jealous! How do you have the time? Teach us your ways!), use L&M’s #LongHairDon’tCare Dry Shampoo to add some texture and hold. Quickly brush through your locks with your Detangler to smooth out any knots or bumps in your hair. Using a fishtail comb, create an even section at the top of your head. 

Step Two: Divide and Conquer (the French Braid)
Divide the frontmost portion of your hair into into three small sections. Cross your rightmost section over the middle section, and cross the leftmost section over the middle in the same fashion. Continue this pattern, gathering additional hair from the right- and left- sides of your hair and crossing them towards the middle until you reach the back of your crown.

Step Three: Secure
Using a small elastic, secure your braid tightly. Brush through with your detangler to smooth out any hairs that might by tangled.

Step Four: Pony, Please!
To add extra volume, clip in the small weft of your L&M clip-in extensions to your pony! 

Step Five: Do the Twist!
Twist your pony tail in a clockwise direction and wrap it around itself in the same clockwise fashion.

Step Six: Bun and Done!
Secure your bun with an elastic band and fasten with bobby pins to ensure everything is in place. Add some flowers to your bun for some over-the-top V-Day fun! 

 

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

TLC Said it First!
Fall in love with this romantic waterfall braided hairstyle this V-Day!

Tools Needed:
L&M #Long Hair Don’t Care Trio Curling Wand
L&M Detangling Brush
Three small hair elastic

Step One: Clip and Curl
Attach the 1″ barrel to your Trip Curling Wand and curl two-inch sections of your . Once the curler is heated, starting from the roots, in 2 inch sections wrap your hair around the barrel away from your face to create super cute beauty waves. Continue curling the rest of your mane.

Step Two: Brush Through
Brush through your curls using your Detangler to create a super smooth wave.

Step Three: Braid your Mane
Starting on the right side of your hair near the hairline, pick of three strands of hair and cross the rightmost section of hair over the middle, and the leftmost section over that. Release the rightmost section of hair from your fingers (you are now holding two strands – the middle and leftmost sections). Next grab a new section of hair from your part and cross it over the leftmost section of hair. Lastly, cross the rightmost section of hair over the new section you created! Continue with this motion until you reach the back of your hair and secure with a small hair elastic.

Step Four: To the Left!
Repeat Step three on the left side of your hair.

Step Five: Join your Locks
Once finished both of the waterfall braids, join the two braids together with one small elastic band.

Step Six: Party!
Voila! You’ve mastered the waterfall braid. Now go have some V-Day fun! 

 

Which style are you going to choose? Let us know on our Instagram and Facebook page and show us your Braided Bae V-Day ‘Do using the tag #longhairdon’tcare! 

 

L&M Hearts TSOQ

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We have been incredibly lucky to meet some amazing people along our journey.  We are where we are today because of the support of many, in particular our beautiful and vivacious TSOQ girls. These two creative and fearless women inspire people on the daily with their engaging social media presence & magnetic personalities.

What’s amazing about Hubby and Wifey (as they affectionately call each-other) is their experimental nature with their hair colour, length and style. It’s always so fun working with TSOQ and letting our imaginations run wild. They have gone from mermaid hair to long & luscious beach waves, to sleek and sexy top-knots, to messy bedhead buns – all in one sitting.

We are SO proud to partner up and collaborate with TSOQ!  If you’ve not done so already, check them out at www.thestoreonqueen.com.

Love,

L&M

Hairstyles: Who’s Your Celebrity Match?

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Who doesn’t love a good head of beautiful luscious locks? And just like the clothes you wear your hairstyle says a lot about you. Your hairstyle can be your statement – your signature ‘thing’. So, what does yours say about you?

The Top-Knot: Your hair game is on point! The modern bun is what it’s all about. You are a sophisticated minimalist and you never compromise style. Your hair soulmate is Bella Hadid and you ladies are downtown cool with a sexy twist!

The Boho Braid: Braids aren’t for school-girls anymore! Think Blake Lively and her gorgeous messy mane draped around her shoulder oozing glamour and elegance. You have that #Iwokeuplikethis look going on – effortlessly gorgeous!

The Messy Bun: Perfectly imperfect. It can be intentional or just one of those ‘I Can’t Even’ days. And like Cara Delevingne you are confident in who you are and you own your style. You’ve got a little bit of a wild streak and it looks good on you!

Sleek & Straight: As far as we are concerned this is as good as it gets! Red Carpet all the way. Glossy, straight long beautiful hair is the be-all and end-all. You and our #girlcrush Kim Kardashian are goddesses who were put on earth for us to envy and emulate. Your hair is your EVERYTHING. You work hard at perfecting your locks and trust us it doesn’t go unnoticed. You go girl!

High Pony: Your gym pony just got a massive upgrade to a super chic high-pony that is AH-mazing! Who rocks this look like no other? The one and only Ariana Grande. You must be saucy and fun! Life of the party and not one to shy away from the spotlight. We love it!

Beach Waves: Easy and sexy just like Mrs. Legend herself Chrissy Teigen. This hairstyle will never get old. Universally adored this look has that je ne sais quoi thing going on! You are stylish and romantic. Irresistible to many. Your beautiful hair is a big turn-on to the opposite sex….and you don’t mind one bit!

You can achieve all of these looks with Locks & Mane! Shop here and check out our tutorial videos for some more fun!

Clip-in Hair Extensions – Why Ours are the Best :)

For those of you who love #longhairdontcare, we’ve developed a natural-looking, easy and affordable solution.  Our extensions come in two pieces with clips sewn upwards, minimizing pulling and ensuring a secure hold.  We use 140 grams of 100% remy human hair to ensure your locks are always luscious-looking.  At just $195, our affordable extensions will cost you less than your last girls night out!

Take a peek at our before & after video for some inspiration and come visit us in-store (Toronto, Calgary & Vancouver) or shop online.

xoxo

Locks & Mane Sherway Gardens!

Big thank you to everyone that came out over the past week to support L&M’s Grand Opening at Hudson’s Bay Sherway Gardens. We’re excited to announce that we’re extending our stay in Sherway so please continue to come by for more long locks, product and dry styles!

Next up, Calgary! Locks and Mane will be coming to Hudson’s Bay Calgary Downtown October 15th.

If you missed out on all of the Grand Opening fun at Sherway, you can relive the event and our special appearance from supermodel Coco Rocha on our Facebook page.

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And here are some photos of some of the beautiful ladies that got transformed this week!

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More exciting updates to come over the next few weeks as we take Canada by storm. Stay tuned.

xoxo

L&M

Welcome to the New L&M!

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Welcome to the new Locks & Mane site. We’re so excited to unveil our new look.

Now you can meet our 20 ice-cream inspired colors and find out what makes L&M unique!

Explore the site to see our before & afters, learn about our membership program, find out what it means to be part of the L&M team, and so much more!

With the launch of our new site we’re also launching #ManeCrushMondays our weekly newsletter packed with tips, tutorials and hair inspiration. Not already part of the L&M family? Sign-up for #ManeCrushMondays now!

This is just the beginning. Locks & Mane has lots more coming this fall, including the launch of our online store! Stay tuned for all the updates.

Have feedback on the new look? We’d love to hear from you. Message us on live chat or email us at info@locksandmane.com.

xoxo

The L&M Team