Time: 15 minutes
Products: 1″ curling iron, 2 bobby pins, hairspray, headband, round brush, hair tie
Usually my look is edgy, so I wanted to try something a little softer.
1. Start by curling all of your hair.
2. Take the back portion of your hair and using a round brush, backcomb your hair. Spray with hairspray, then carefully run the edge of a regular brush over the teased hair to smooth.
3. Pin the teased hair into a poof in the back.
4. With a hair tie, pull your hair into a sloppy bun. Make sure the bun is a little off to the side.
5. Carefully put on your headband. (Secure with bobby pins if needed.)
6. Pull a couple of pieces of hair out from the front, re-curl, twist and tuck back under the headband.
Time: 10 minutes
Products: 1″ curling iron, 2 bobby pins, hairspray
This is one of my favorite looks because it is so simple, yet elegant at the same time! A perfect day-time look that can easily be taken into a night-time look with a little more volume and heavier make-up.
1. Start by curling your hair in 1″ wide strands. (If you are not good at curling your hair or don’t know how to, check out Lauren Conrad’s awesome video tutorial here.)
2. Take strands of hair on each side of your head. Twist the strands towards your head.
3. Secure in the back with 2 bobby pins. Finally, spray with hairspray.
Time: 10 minutes
Products: hair tie, hairspray and LOTS of bobby pins
French twists are a classic hairstyle, but I wanted to add my own little flare to it. Here’s what I did one morning!
To do this look, it is best to do it with unwashed hair. The little bit of oil left in your hair helps mold the twist and keep it together.
Start with an inch or so of hair on the backside of your head. Slowly, twist the hair clock-wise. As you twist add more hair to the strand.
You can direct the direction of the twist by adding different parts of your hair. As you go, secure the twist with bobby pins inside the twist.
When you get close to your neck, grab a hair tie and pull your hair into a low ponytail. Next, spray your hair multiple times with hairspray. (Or just spray it once. I tend to be a huge hairspray junkie.)
If you want, take a piece of hair from your ponytail and wrap it around the elastic hair tie and secure with a bobby pin.
All done! That was easy, right?!
(It took me several tries to get it to look good. So don’t give up!)
Time: 1 minute
Products: Clip-in hair extension (optional: headband)
We have all thought about dying our hair some crazy color at one time or another. When you are feeling like you want to bring out your inner punk…. try a clip-in colored hair extension! You can find them at stores like Clarie’s, The Icing, and Hot Topic for around $5. I actually bought this blonde extension from Hot Topic, but then dyed it black because they didn’t have a plain black one.
Here I paired it with a headband because it hid the clip better.
Time: 6 minutes
Products: Hairspray, bobby pins
Today I felt extra fashion-y and I wanted to try something inspired from Fashion Week in NY. The Donna Karan Spring 2011 collection came to mind. In the show, the models had an easy, messy bun.
However, my hair is layered, so getting a “smooth” messy bun (if there is such a thing) is hard. I put all of my hair to one side, then pinned the opposite side. Next, I teased the roots of my hair to get more volume. I took the ends of my hair and pinned them underneath into a bun.
I adore the look! It doesn’t pull heavily on my scalp and is totally comfy! The only thing is since I did the bun on the lower side, it hits my jacket and gets messed up. I have to fix it every so often because it gets knocked out of place.
Time: 2 minutes
Products: Hairspray, Hair tie
The top knot is a classic runway look. It can be messy, sleek, braided, or bulbous. It’s quick and easy to do, yet perfect to add some sophistication to your look in a second.
Personally, I like to do this look when I am running late in the mornings. It’s super simple. All you need is a hair tie and if you are feeling up to it, some hairspray. It’s a good look to do when you want to keep your hair out of your face for the day. If you have bangs like I do, I usually pin them up with bobby pins to get a cleaner look.
In an effort to update my blog everyday, I am going to start my very own 30 Day Hair Challenge! For the next 30 days, I will feature a new do! They will be everything from classic, retro, to modern looks! I will even feature themed hair for special events! Stay tuned!