Get Campfire Hair Without the Campfire Hair-Smell

Don’t tell your counselor because this trick is forBEADin. (Sorry.)

06.30.15

Somewhere between the black tie pony tail, an avocado toast hair mask and a recent tutorial on beach waves for people who aren’t oceans, I’ve become something of an expert on how to style that which grows from our heads.

And by expert, I mean: I see something that looks cool, stare at it long enough until the technicalities make sense and then try to replicate it as easily as possible, because if there’s one thing we do not have, it’s weirdly flexible arms. Or time.

Today’s quick tip is brought to you by Rosie Assoulin Resort. Look closely at the images of her models’ hair and you’ll notice single beads floating mid-tress. It’s equal parts tropical island local, Bo Derek, discreet hippie, and summer camp.

I like it because it’s simple. It’s the solution to wearing your hair down despite a weird pony tail crease (this will hide it) and per the most important part of summer, it’s incredibly unfussy. Allow me to demonstrate on my weird friend Leandra.

You’ll Need:

1. Floss or an equally stiff type of thread

2. A bead! (Note: the bead has to have a wide enough hold for your hair.)

3. Small, clear elastic bands.

Step 1:

Tie floss around the strands of hair that you’d like to go through the bead. (We are doing this because it turns out that sticking hair through a bead impossible.) To copy Rosie, we took a small piece from the front, and a small piece from the back to make a V shape on the side.

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Step 2:

Pick up both ends of the floss and stick them through the bead. It is like putting in a teeny tiny baby tampon!

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Step 3:

Pull the floss all the way though. You will feel resistance once hair meets bead, but keep pulling gently. Your hair will go, *POP!*, and then follow through.

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Secure the bead with the elastic and repeat if you’re freaky.

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Leave your hair down or pull it on up, but whatever you choose, be sure to start a camp fire, smack a marshmallow on a stick and sing Kumbaya off-key to your neighbor. If her bead matches, you’re bffs for life. If she doesn’t have one in, now you can teach her.

The student has become the master, and for once it’s on-purpose that you have something in your hair.

Oh wait. That’s marshmallow.

Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis

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  • Denise

    That looks wonderful! I love hair accessoires.

    Kisses from Berlin,
    http://fashionkings.org/

  • Hadley

    I love hair beads and they look cyute on all of ya! Also love this post because it makes me nostalgic for camp, where arts & crafts class was my jam–as was the chant in this vine: https://vine.co/v/e56udT1zb0z

  • Allie Fasanella

    I’m lovin’ it. *mcdonalds commercial voice*

    Also, Amelia feelin the elbow lean against the wall. VERY CHILL

  • LuLu with Grace

    Such a great post and tutorial! Hair accessories are perfect any time of year. Thanks for sharing!
    Kristi From Lulu With Grace
    http://www.LuluwithGrace.com

  • vzukelman

    I’m not sure that I will commit to this, but just wear your hair in a braid for two days, and viola, perfect campfire hair. But we knew this already.
    http://www.thedrasticallyblog.blogspot.com

  • Lua Jane

    “I see something that looks cool, stare at it long enough until the technicalities make sense and then try to replicate it as easily as possible”- summs up my attitude where hair is concerned. On the other hand, you guys all look so cute with the beads. But would love to see Emma in braids like a lovely viking bride.

  • Jamie Leland

    LOVE THIS. Pretty sure my hair beading kit is still in the bathroom under the sink at my parent’s house. Might have to pay them a little visit after work.

  • My hair’s shorter, kinda like a bob. I’m ssssooo trying it this summer.
    Loved the post, but it gave me long hair jealousy ok

  • My hair’s shorter, kinda like a bob. I’m ssssooo trying it this summer.
    Loved the post, but it gave me long hair jealousy okk

  • My hair’s shorter, kinda like a bob. I’m ssssooo trying it this summer.
    Loved the post, but it gave me long hair jealousy

  • Aubrey Green

    Not related, but how is Charlotte?

  • Toni

    Aww this looks amazing and I think demostrating it with gifs is one of best best ideas 😉
    Say as cool as you are :*
    <3 Toni

  • 1P87

    1P87 loves DIY! Just shared this with our customers and friends 🙂

    http://bit.ly/1FYunbj

  • Cecille Swayneson

    You look as if you’re 12 years old. Awesome. Love those fresh face photos.

  • WOC might find this offensive—bead hair at own risk.

  • being.chinmay

    You have
    a gorgeous, lush blog- and in such a few posts. keep up the good work!

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  • Stacey B

    This was written hilariously! Thank you! Such an enjoyable read 🙂