Friday, 6 January 2012

Hair Ideas

Hello my gorgeous ones! Now, I don't know about you, but I get pretty bored of wearing my hair down all the time. I straighten it most days (see my massive mane of hair here) but some times when I want to look a little different I wear my hair up. It's pretty hard to come up with new ideas all the time, but I thought I would share my newest creations with you! (and a little 'how to' guide!) I'm also sorry for the terrible pictures - I realise this would work better as a video, but I'm soooo not comfortable with filming myself!!

Side French Plait

Firstly, sweep your hair to the side. My hair is straight here, but this style looks great with curly hair too!

Split the front part of the hair you are holding into three, and start plaiting. Every time you cross a strand over the other pull a new section of loose hair into that strand...

You should end up with something looking a little like this, don't worry about being super neat as this isn't intended to be a perfectly groomed style! Continue this method of plaiting around the rest of your head, lowering the plait as you reach the end - this will ensure it falls naturally and doesn't stick up around your face!

Secure with a band and voila! A laid back style but still looks great!

Gaga Inspired Bow

Always wondered how you can achieve the Lady Gaga hair bow without a hair piece or extensions?

Start by pulling your hair into a smooth 'half up half down' style and secure with a band

Flip the ends of your hair over towards your face and pin down with a kirby grip

Divide the secured 'flip' of hair into two, and pull the ends of the hair over this, leaving the two bow bunches either side

Fasten the back of your hair with a kirby grip (obviously neater than I have!) and you're good to go!

What do you think? How do you wear your hair when you put it up?



  1. I love the bow, it's so cute!

    I usually french plait my hair or do a messy bun when I put it up :)

    Lovely blog,

    I'm following.


  2. love this hairstyle! might try it xx

  3. Thanks so much for the comments :-) So pleased you like the hairstyles xx

  4. Love both hairstyles!
    I usually do a messy bun :) x

  5. Wow I love this post :) I have to wear my hair up for work so I'm definitely going to try one of these tommorow morning! x

    1. Oooh let me know what style you go for! xx


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