Saturday, November 19, 2011

Another "Blast from the Past" Video

Life has been crazy the past few weeks, as it usually tends to get this time of year.  I plan on making some new videos very soon, but until then I hope you will all enjoy this "blast from the past" video from my old channel.  Check it out and see how you can get some "Bouncy Kardashian Kurls!"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Audrey Hepburn Halloween Look

You voted for it!  The Audrey Hepburn "Breakfast at Tiffany's" inspired updo!  Thanks to everyone who voted for this halloween look on my facebook page!  Here are some of the pictures below.  I'll have the video up shortly!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

First Halloween Video of 2011

It's another "old-y, but goody" lol. "Rosie The Riveter Halloween Look" will be uploaded to youtube soon!  I hope you enjoy this very easy-to-do tutorial!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Kourtney Kardashian Inspired Updo

Thanks to everyone who voted for this look on my poll.  I was so happy that you guys participated in helping me decide what to do next.  You voted for a Kardashian inspired look.  I immediately thought of an updo that I recently saw on Kourtney Kardashian in a magazine.  Here are the pictures, I hope you like it!

Stay tuned for the upcoming video!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How YOU Can Decide What Comes Next

Yesterday I made a poll on my facebook page so that people could vote on what my next tutorial would be.  The winner, which I am currently uploading to youtube, is "Fun Fall Look 2011."  In this look I spun a braid into what I like to call a "spiral hair flower."  I really hope you enjoy this upcoming video!  Here are some pictures of the finished project...
Didn't get a chance to vote in the last poll?  No worries!  I just posted a new poll featuring some new tutorial ideas.  Check it out here so that you can help decide what comes next!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Zooey Deschanel Inspired Looks!

So last week when I did the "Olivia Wilde Inspired Ponytail," I was obsessed with the pictures of Olivia Wilde where she had straight across bangs.  So I had a friend from work give me a brand new look!  I was wanting to try something different without cutting off all of my length.  After I got my new "do" I became obsessed with all of Zooey Deschanel's looks.  I have a new tutorial coming soon with a few different looks inspired by Zooey Deschanel.  Here are some more pictures from the tutorial...

With half of the hair up...

With a headband...

So I hope you guys are as excited for the new tutorial as I am!  I'll have it up in the next few days.  Now it's time for me to do some editing on the video (haha).

Monday, September 19, 2011

Olivia Wilde Inspired Ponytail

I just had to try this look!  It is much different than anything else I've seen recently.  It is also very simple to do.  Check out the new video here...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

2000 Subscribers, More Bloopers!!!

I'm so happy that I just reached 2000 Subscribers!!!!!!

Here is a little bloopers video in celebration...

Friday, August 26, 2011

1 Minute Moisturizing Tip!

A Moisturizing Tip!

Did You Know?

Did you know that if you have extremely dry hair, a good way to get moisture is to put your conditioner on DRY HAIR?  Yes, DRY HAIR!  Who knew?

When your hair is dry it is probably damaged from using your hair dryer, curling iron, or flat iron, or from getting your hair colored or highlighted frequently.

The hair shaft has openings that lead to the medulla (center of the hair strand).  When you are in the shower your hair gets wet, and the water goes through these openings to the medulla.  By the time you put your conditioner on your hair, it is already diluted  when it gets to the medulla because of the water.

Thus, comes the idea of putting conditioner on your dry hair!  This way, your conditioner goes to the medulla and your hair becomes more moisturized!

Try this at home and have fun!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cute Back-To-School Pony

Check out my new video, "Cute Back-To-School Pony."  I know whenever I'm studying or doing homework, I hate having my hair in my face!  The ponytail was the quickest and most efficient hairstyle for me for school.  The only problem with the ponytail is that it can seem too basic sometimes.  This tutorial will give you a couple of ideas on how to spruce up your ponytail for going back to school.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Back To School and Kid Tutorials

I am currently uploading a new video featuring my niece.  The video should be up later today.  I usually do tutorials on my own hair to show you guys how you can do your hair by yourself.  What I recently realized was that many of you may be moms who want to learn how to do your daughters' hair.  My "Heart Braid For Kids" tutorial will be up shortly, but let me know if you have any other ideas or requests for back to school or kid tutorials.  Just comment below or visit my facebook page if you have a request.

Thanks and have a beautiful week!

Monday, July 25, 2011

4 Strand Braid

Here's the 4 strand braid tutorial.  Check it out, it's like a 3D braid!

Braids: 2 Strands, 3 Strands, 4 Strands, 7!

If you regularly watch my youtube channel you have probably already guessed that I love doing braids!  What's not to love?  They're heatless and they can brighten up a bad hair day.  I've decided to go a step further and explore the world of four-strand braiding.  The picture above shows a four-strand braid that I did earlier today and I am now in love with it!  It looks 3D!  At every single angle you can see the braid.  It never looks flat at all.  I might even bring my curiosity of more strands up to a seven-strand braid.  Stay tuned for more!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ribbon French Braid Video

So many people liked my "Fun, Easy, Heatless Ribbon Braid" video that I decided to make a similar video with a french braid!  It turned out looking really cool...check it out!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Violet Love Headbands Review Video

Violet Love Headbands byRebecca Michaels

Last month, my boyfriend and I went to Dallas for a trade show.  When we got there we met Rebecca Michaels and fell in love with her headbands.  My boyfriend now sells these headbands in his shop.

What I love about these headbands is that they are unique and come in many different colors and patterns.  You can also wear them big or small.  The She headbands are made specifically for working out.  I've worn them while running and they don't even budge.

For more information about Violet Love headbands visit  Here you can order headbands and other apparel, or you can use the store locator to find out where you can buy these headbands near you!
Stay tuned for a tutorial on Violet Love headbands on my youtube channel!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

10 Reasons to Like TheAlexandraClaire on Facebook

#10  You have enough interest in Alexandra Claire that you are already reading this blog

#9  Chances are that you have a Facebook page

#8  You want to see more pictures from Alexandra Claire

#7  You want an easy way to see Alexandra Claire's updates

#6  You have subscribed to Alexandra Claire's youtube channel

#5  You already follow Alexandra Claire on twitter at startlovinghair

#4  You want to see what requests other followers have for Alexandra Claire

#3  You want to "like" the requests that you'd like to see Alexandra Claire do

#2  You want to leave Alexandra Claire a request for a new tutorial

#1  It's just so easy to click on this link to go to

The Best "Second Day Hair" Products

Want a product that will make your hair look and smell awesome?  Want an easy fix for bad hair days?  TIGI has just come out with a brand new line of products that is perfect for fixing dirty and dull hair.  There's no need to wash your hair everyday with products like this!  For those readers who watch my videos often, you know that I try to find ways to create hairstyles out of "second day hair."  Second Day Hair:  Hair that has not been washed today, but still has the potential to look beautiful

Transforming Dry Shampoo
I love this because it removes oil on days that you don't wash your hair, plus it doesn't leave it looking dull like other dry shampoos!

Salt Spray
This product is unique and leaves your hair with tons of texture and volume.  Plus, you can spray it in wet or dry hair!

Work It Hairspray
This is perfect for when you want to put your second day hair in an up-do or an intricate style.  This hairspray will give maximum hold without getting flakey.

Finishing Hairspray
I really like this hairspray because I love having "touchable" hair.  This hairspray will give your style hold, but you will still be able to run your fingers through your hair.

Styling Cream
Add this product to wet hair to control frizz, or add to dry second day hair to maintain fly-aways.

True Wax
Turn your bad hair day into a bold and polished look while fighting against humidity!

Wet Look Gel
This gel gives a glossy wet look without making hair look greasy.

Hopefully the descriptions of TIGI's new products will help you find a product that you will love.  I just want all of my readers to know that I do not get paid to say that I love these new products.  I just do.

Yet Another Blast From The Past

Here's another re-upload from my old channel...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Steven Tyler Feathers

Dude looks like a bird!  Steven Tyler has had a huge impact on America since he's become a judge on American Idol.  The feathers that Tyler wears in his hair have become a huge trend among men and women (but mostly women).  Fly fishing shops have been running out of their supply of feathers due to the high demand.  More and more salons have been offering their feather extension services to the public.  All of this is simply because of Steven Tyler.

Many of you may already know all of the story behind the recent feather craze, but what you may not know is where you can find feather extensions or accessories.  These feather extensions have definitely been going up in price but you have a few different options to explore.  Many salons now are offering services, so you can try to find who has the best deal around.  If you prefer to order them and do it yourself, a few great online sources include and They have been getting more expensive, but the good news is that these feathers are reusable.  Not only that but if you buy a pack that includes the tools to put the feathers in, you can look at local craft stores or fly fishing stores for more unique feathers that you can try.  Remember that you cannot put heat on fake feathers that you would most likely find at the craft store (this means no straightening or curling the feather).  If you find a fake feather that you fall in love with though, you can just avoid putting heat in that area.

If you don't think feather extensions are your thing, you can try other feather accessories that are very in right now.  Try some flashy feather earrings or a feather necklace.  These feather statement jewelry pieces are popping up in many different stores, so go fishing for some feathers!

Steven Tyler has even been inspiring other famous faces with his feathers...

Gwyneth Paltrow

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Selena Gomez

Monday, May 9, 2011

Taylor Swift Bad Hair Day Trick

So here is the Taylor Swift Tutorial, just as a promised, for those days when your hair is a wreck!  I hope you all enjoy it!!!

Putting a Stop to Bad Hair Days!!!!

I have made it my recent mission to upload as many tutorials as I can to end bad hair days.  Many people have been asking me what to do on bad hair days or on those days when you don't wash your hair.  

If your hair is a little bit greasy, I would definitely recommend using a dry shampoo.  Many people don't really understand the need for it, but believe me, it works wonders!  Just by spraying a little dry shampoo to your roots, your hair instantly feels cleaner.  The only bad thing about dry shampoo is that is sometimes leaves your hair looking a little dull.  Thankfully, there is also a solution to this problem!  The answer is dry conditioner.  Dry conditioner adds shine to the hair after applying dry shampoo.  Dry shampoo and conditioner are definitely a fast fix to a bad hair day.

Another solution to the bad hair day, which many people again don't try, is hats!  Many people believe that they do not have a good "hat head" but the truth is that you probably just aren't used to wearing hats.  Try just for one bad hair day to wear a cute hat like a fedora or a beret.  Especially if you don't wear hats often, this will change your look up and people will take notice.  Many celebrities including Taylor Swift, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Hudson, Kourtney Kardashian, and many others have been seen wearing statement hats.  If they can pull it off, why can't you?  Just give it a try.  Last week Britain was swarming with unique hats during and after the royal wedding.  In the United States, many people put on their statement hats for the Kentucky Derby.  If there was a time to start trying out hats, its now.
So stay tuned for more youtube tutorials for putting an end to bad hair days!  I'm uploading a Taylor Swift inspired one as we speak...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Kate Middleton Inspired Hair Pieces

The royal wedding was yesterday and there were plenty of crazy hats as expected.  I uploaded a fun video on hats and hair pieces inspired by those that Kate Middleton has worn.  Get ready to break out your vintage hats, jeweled barrettes, and statement headbands, because this video is all about drawing the eye to your hair!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Yay! I just reached 1,000 Subscribers!

I'm so happy I just reached 1,000 subscribers!  In order to celebrate I made a little bloopers video.  I hope you all enjoy it!  If I reach 2,000 I'll make another one!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Basic Braiding

I love experimenting with braids, especially when I am trying to limit my use of heat to prevent my hair from damage.  There are so many different looks that can be achieved through braids.  In order to do these many looks, one must first learn how to do the various kinds of braids.  This post will explain a little bit about each braid!

Basic Braid

To do a basic braid simply break your hair into three sections.  Next, take an outside section and move it to the middle.  Then take the opposite section and move it to the middle.  Continue this process until you have reached the bottom of your braid.

French Braid

The french braid is like a basic braid, except you will want to collect more hair from the outside and add it to an outside section before moving it over the middle section to the middle.  Continue this method until you reach the bottom of your braid.  Once you master the french braid, you can do french braid side ponytails by taking smaller pieces from one side than the other.  You can even do french braid pigtails!

Dutch Braid

If you can french braid you will have an easier grasp on the dutch braid.  The dutch braid is essentially the same, except you must move the outside sections underneath the middle section to the middle instead of over the middle section.  Continue the dutch braid until you reach the bottom.  You can also create a side dutch braid ponytail or pigtail dutch braids just like you would with a french braid.

Fishtail Braid

For the fishtail braid you only need two sections.  Take a small piece from the outside of the right section and cross it over to the left section.  Then take a small outer piece from the left section and cross it over to the right section.  Continue taking small outer pieces and adding them to the opposite sections.  Once you develop your skills for the fishtail braid you can even do it in the same manner that you would a french braid by starting at the top and gathering hair as you get near the bottom.

Rope Braid

There are only two sections involved in a rope braid as well as the fishtail braid.  For the rope braid break your hair into two sections and twist them individually in one direction.  Next, wrap them around each other in the opposite direction that you are twisting the individual pieces in.  This is a fun and unique braid that is cute as a regular ponytail, a side ponytail, or even pigtails.

Even More Braids!

I will be uploading a hair tutorial shortly on these basic braiding skills to my Youtube Channel.
Now that you have learned these basic braiding skills, think of all of the possible styles you can create using braids!  The possibilities are endless...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Starting From Scratch

Hey everyone!  Thank you for visiting my new blog.  This first post is all about starting from scratch.  I recently deleted all of the videos from my old youtube channel.  Now its time to start from scratch.  With the love and support from my old subscribers I know I will be able to rebuild my name on youtube...well a slightly different name.  So don't look for me under the channel "thealexandraclaire" because it is now "AlexandraClaireHair."  I think the new name is actually more fitting than the last one.  Anyways, don't worry because I am currently uploading videos and am dedicated to making the hair tutorials of my new channel AlexandraClaireHair amazing!  So please visit and subscribe to AlexandraClaireHair.  I'd really appreciate it!  Thanks everyone and have a spectacular day!