WRITTEN BY STEPHANIE ARONOVICH

Everything you need to know how to do or make can be found on the internet—seriously, everything. Why not take advantage of the free advice being given to us?

It’s been said time and time again that beauty equals pain. However we don’t have to add expenses to injury by paying someone to do our hair or put our makeup on. We have the necessary tools at our fingertips. While makeup and blow dryers aren’t free, the tips on how to use them don’t cost a thing.

All you have to do is go to YouTube.com and type the video you want to see into the search box. For example, if you want to learn how to touch up your roots in between salon visits, just type in “how to touch up roots” and the videos will show up in the order of most relevant. You can also switch it to a different category such as “Rating” simply by clicking on the link at the right of the screen that says “Sort by”.

If you are looking for a specific channel name, just type in the name of the channel after the websites name and a forward slash (example: www.youtube.com/thechannelname).

One of the best beauty channels on YouTube comes from subscriber AskAsh. Her videos, which she records from her home, vary from demonstrating quick and easy hairstyles to back to school makeup tutorials, and to ways to add volume to your hair without teasing it. They have been viewed over 600,000 times and she has just under 4,000 subscribers to her page.

AskAsh was recently named partner with YouTube and to celebrate, she is hosting a contest on her YouTube page until December 18th. The prize includes a seven-piece makeup brush kit, eyeliner, blush with bronzer and more. All you have to do is leave a comment on her page that says which one of her videos is your favorite and suggestions for a new video.

Another fan favorite is the Before and After TV YouTube channel. With over 18,000 subscribers it’s obvious that these women know what they are doing. As described on their YouTube site, “Sometimes dramatic makeup, a new wardrobe, a new diet and exercise routine, a new hair cut and color or even new furniture can make a change in your life!” This YouTube channel prides itself on the “before and after” concept and never fails to impress. This is a fun and easy way to do your own makeup instead of going out to a crowded department store that uses the same brushes on your face as they did on the girl before you.

For some fashion fun try the fashion television channel. Grossing over 47,000 subscribers, this YouTube giant displays the most up-to-date videos in the high-end fashion industry. Designers such as Guess and Victoria’s Secret are just some of the many big names with videos posted, displaying the latest fashion must-haves.

Here are some more top beauty channels on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/panacea81

http://www.youtube.com/user/whowhatwear

http://www.youtube.com/pursebuzz

http://www.youtube.com/fafinettex3

http://www.youtube.com/enkoremakeup

http://www.youtube.com/threadbanger

http://www.youtube.com/kuuipo1207

http://www.youtube.com/xsparkage

http://www.youtube.com/amy04

http://www.youtube.com/julieg713

http://www.youtube.com/makeupsquare

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