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St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday that commemorates St. Patrick and the day Christianity came to Ireland. Think Guinness, parades, leprechauns and gold at the end of the rainbow. Are you struggling for ideas on your St. Patrick’s Day look? Here are some suggestions to help you celebrate in style.
Raiven haired lasses-this is your time to shine. Spray your hair with a thermal protectant then style with your Beyond The Beauty Flat Iron. Not a natural redhead, no problem. Contact your stylist and book an appointment for color. A stylist will be able to get the red hue just right with your skin tone and other natural features. If you’re on a budget, head to the store and pick up a bottle of hair color. Apply the color and follow the instructions on the box.
Braids are also popular for St. Patricks Day. One style that is gaining in popularity is the Celtic Knot Half-Updo. This look is also popular at weddings. Here’s how you pull it off: Pick up two pieces of hair, one on each side. Make sure that they are long enough to create the knot. Make a loop with one of the pieces of hair. Take the other piece of hair and cross it over to the other side. Pull the hair under the looped strand. Now pull the hair through the loop. Thread it under the strand on the other side. Pull the hair through the loop again. Pull on the ends of the two pieces of hair and you will see the Celtic knot take its shape. Pull on it even more for more volume. If you have shorter hair and are concerned it won’t hold, secure the knot with some bobby pins. You can also check out this tutorial by www.DivineCaroline.com!
Another theme inspired braid is the St. Patrick’s Day four leaf clover braid. Here’s the skinny on how to get this look: Begin by parting hair on the left or right (whichever one is your natural part). Pull hair back into a tight ponytail and secure with a regular rubberband. Divide ponytail into three even sections of hair. Put a small clear elastic around each section about an inch and a half above where the ponytail is secure. Repeat these steps on the other two sections of hair. You will now have three heart shaped pieces. Put all of these ends together and secure with an elastic. You should have a three leaf clover. At this point, add a few bobby pins to help the secure the look. Hair accessories go well with any St. Patrick’’s Day look. Think jewel colored clips and bobby pins. Green and white ribbons also are a great accent to braids.
Do you know why people associate green with St. Patrick’s Day? The color green has been associated with Ireland since the 1600’s when the Green Harp Flag was used by the Irish Catholic Confederation.
St. Patrick’s Day is also a great day to rock the green eyeshadow. You want to pick an eyeshadow that isn’t too light or too dark. Use a smoky gray color at the corners to give the look of black color blending into the green eyeshadow. Blend so there is a soft line between the two shades. Next in the inner corner of your eye apply a gold colored eye shadow . Make the color simple and the area very small. You want the green to be the star of the show.
Last but not least, you want to think about what event you will be attending. For the sophisticated cocktail party, you’ll want to rock a statement making off the shoulder dress in green or a jeweled tone. Be sure to wear a sweater or shawl as those spring nights get COLD! Be sure to bling out your dress with sparkly accessories. Rule of thumb-If your dress is green accessorize with other colors. The non-green colors will help the green color pop!
Hitting your local parade and the bar? Wear a green top or cute sweater along with a pair of jeans. Be sure not to forget a pair of comfortable shoes! St. Patrick’s accessories are also fun too. Marti-gras style beaded necklaces and four leaf clover light up glasses, go big and bold!